1996 Toyota Tacoma Repair and Maintenance
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1996 Toyota Tacoma ProblemsAutomatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages
At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) the automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to be replaced. Typically the transmission does not need to be completely overhauled.
At higher mileages (125,000+) the mass air flow sensors may cause the vehicle to idle rough, run rich and even stall. It is recommended to replace the mass air flow sensor with a factory unit because the aftermarket units have very mixed results.
Toyota issued a recall on the lower ball joint due to the possibility of premature wear from improper finishing in production. The ball joints will be replaced under the recall. This recall applies to 2001-2004 models only. Please contact you local Toyota dealer to see if your vehicle is included.
1996 Toyota Tacoma QuestionsI got a 1996 Toyota Tacoma 2.4 engine it will turn over will not start I put new fuel pump in fuel filter is new igniter new distributor new still won't start. I was driving it about 1 month ago and it just quit will not start back turns over that's it (2 answers)
I have replaced the key cylinder here's the strange part if I disconnect battery the switch works perfect What is causing the ignition switch to malfunction when i reconnect battery I'm stumped
1996 Toyota Tacoma RecallsRecall 96V129000
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.