1996 Toyota T100 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Toyota T100

1996 Toyota T100 Problems

Vehicle Won't Crank Due To Starter

If the engine will not crank over, the most common problem is the starter. These will tend to go out at about 100,00-125,000 miles. Sometimes it is only the starter solenoid, but often the complete starter (including solenoid) needs to be replaced.

Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor May Stop Working at Higher Mileages

At higher mileages (125,00+) the Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor may intermittently stop working, especially when the vehicle is fully warmed up. This can result in illumination of the Check Engine Light and/or an engine stalling problem.

Lean Mass Air Flow Sensor Causing Code P0170

Occasionally, the mass air flow sensor can go lean and set a code P0170 for fuel system lean. This in not an oxygen sensor problem. If there are no vacuum leaks, the mass air flow sensor may need to be replaced. Our technicians remind us to use a factory part because the aftermarket rebuilds are very inconsistent.

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1996 Toyota T100 Questions

I change distributor and still no spark on spark plug what is the problem? (2 answers)

Motor cranks but no start change also spark plugs and new battery

Heat and a/c work but fan stops working off and on. Any suggestions? (1 answer)

Sometimes when I go over bumps the fan will start working again or when I pound on the dash. Lately I can't get it to come on though. Really need my heat.

when I press the clutch to start truck it doesn't start. friend says relay issue (1 answer)

truck was starting and running fine, one day got in it to go somewhere and when I press the clutch to start truck, nothing not even clicking. I engaged the button on the floor with my hand and tried to start it but still nothing. friend says maybe relay? or could it be the button on the floor??

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1996 Toyota T100 Recalls

Toyota Recalls 1990-1998 Trucks Due to Cracked Steering Relay Rod

Toyota is recalling 1990-1995 4Runner, 1990-1995 pickup, and 1993-1998 Toyota T100 trucks because the steering relay rod may crack under stress. This may increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the steering relay rod.

Toyota Recalls Various 1996 Models Due to Cruise Control Issues

Toyota is recalling 1996 T100, Camry, Celica, Corolla, and Tacoma models because the cruise control system may fail to hold the speed set by the driver and can accelerate above the intended set speed. This can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the cruise control assemblies.

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1996 Toyota T100 Reviews

I bought this truck new in 1996. It has 234,700 miles on it. It is a 4WD 6cyclinder with xcab. It does not use oil, gets about 21 miles per gallon combined. The original tires were Goodyear, changed out at 90,000 miles. I replaced them with Goodrich and got 100,000 out of that set. I replaced a clutch bracket a few years ago. The original exhaust lasted 11 years. Right now I have a problem aft...

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