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1995 Toyota Tacoma

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1995 Toyota Tacoma Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The Throttle Position Sensor can get out of adjustment due to wear in the throttle body or due to carbon build up. This will cause the idle timing to advance more than 30 degrees which will cause very high HC and NOx emissions. Conversely, the Throttle Position Sensors can wear out and not properly advance the timing which causes a lack of power and poor fuel economy.

Engine -- Verified

Some engines have had the problem of the crankshaft pulley bolt coming loose. This will make a rattling noise as the engine idles. Our technicians tell us that the pulley bolt should have a thread locker applied and then retorqued.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The EGR System tends to get restricted or blocked with carbon after 100,000- 125,000 miles which will cause an emissions test failure for NOX. If the EGR system is equipped with an EGR temperature sensor it will trigger a Check Engine Light for improper EGR flow. The repair is to clean out the EGR passages and the EGR Temperature sensor. Our technicians tell this repair is pretty straight forward and takes about 1-1.5 hours. It is al...

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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

1995 Toyota Tacoma Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, November 6, 1995

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Toyota is recalling 1995 Corolla and Tacoma models for a defective weld inside the positive and/or negative terminal, which may allow the connection inside the terminal to separate. This can result in a no-start condition or the battery could explode. Dealers will replace the defective batteries.

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Suspension & Steering, September 6, 1996

Summary: UNDER CERTAIN DRIVING CONDITIONS, THE FRONT SUSPENSION SUPPORT CAN CRACK LEADING TO FAILURE OF THE SUPPORT.

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1995 Toyota Tacoma Questions and Answers

tinkerdale, 1995 Toyota Tacoma, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Beverly Hills, FL

Is there a reservoir for clutch fluid? How much SHOULD it cost for replacement?

runkart, 1995 Toyota Tacoma, 2.7L 4 Cylinder, Graham, TX

iTS A 1994 MODEL, THE PROBLEM IS IT WILL START AND IDLE, BUT WHEN YOU TRY TO TAKE OFF IT WILL DIE. YOU CAN SIT THERE AND KINDA FEATHER IT UP, BUT WHEN YOU PUT IT IN GEAR AND TRY TO TAKE OFF IT DIES.

hippieschic21, 1995 Toyota Tacoma, 3.4L V6, Mount Eden, KY

How do you set the timing? Or what should the timing be set at?

mike47, 1995 Toyota Tacoma, 2.7L 4 Cylinder, Amory, MS

where is the a t s sensor on a 1995 tacoma 2.7 4 cylinder

mike47, 1995 Toyota Tacoma, 2.7L 4 Cylinder, Amory, MS

where is the a t s sensor on a 1995 tacoma 2.7 4 cylinder

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1995 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

I bought my 1995 Tacoma Xtra Cab 4wd, 5 speed in 1998 from private party. This is an amazingly dependable, tough-built, very high quality vehicle !! I have owned it 15 years now and it still drives great at 191k miles, looks great, original paint still gets lots of nice comments, many people have offered to buy it, though I never have thought of selling it.
No secrets ..just regular wash and wax, regular oil and filters change (Valvoline Full Synthetic 5w-30 and Fram Xtra Guard filters for oil and air), NGK Platinum plugs.
Also use Valvoline Full synthetic in trans and differential.
Only weak spot is the front rotors have required turning several times, pads go 100k+, still no rust,no dents, only 1 tiny rock chip in original windshield. No squeaks, rattles, leaks.
Superb vehicle ..been in love with this truck since day of purchase. It was designed,engineered, built, finished, and maintained right.

I bought this regular cab, 4-wheel drive, 4 liter 1995 Tacoma in '97 with 30,000 miles on it. I live in Alaska and it has been a real champ.
In 2008, I replaced the original battery after it died on New Year's Eve in Fairbanks at minus 45. We dragged it ito the garage, warmed it up, jumped it and I made it back to Anchorage.
It still has the original muffler. Granted the starter probably will be replaced for the second time this week, but I'm not complaining!
I had a tune up with a local mechanic who used non-Toyota spark plugs and the dealer service manager took me to task for not using Toyota plugs, which in fact I think killed one cylinder, which now operates at 60 percent.
People are always trying to buy it from me, but I swear I will replace the engine before I ever sell.

Bought this truck used in 2006 with 92,000 miles.
Has the 3.4 and is 4x4. Been the best truck I've ever owned.
Had the head gasket blow 2 weeks ago at 198,000 miles thanks to the crappy design of toyota and not honoring the recall issue.
All replaced and done my self and back on the road.
Other than have had no problems at all.
Best part is pulling out the big trucks when they get stuck. HAHA!
To bad toyota quit making the 3.4. It blows away the newer trucks!!

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