The differential started making noise (a whining) about a week ago. Took it in an was told a rear gear is going out. They want $1100 to fix. Hmmm...does this sound right?

May have to have brakes replaced.


When truck is in gear and I let off the gas it pops out of gear into neutral. Happening more and more frquently and especially 3rd. gear.

truck is clicking when i try to turn over,i replaced the starter and still wont start what else could be wrong

1996 Tacoma 250,000 mi.
Rough Idle- P0303 Cyl 3 miss fire.

Adjusted valves- #3 was a zero lash- brought to spec.
Cleared codes- Good drivibility several hundred miles, now P0303 is back along w/ Cat eff. below threshold.

Vehicle runs ok in open loop, but when sensors come on line data is such:

AFR- 20:1 at idle
+ 19% long term FT
O2/1 .34-.55V
O2/2 .34-.55
Injector resistance measured out at 15.4 Ohms- spec is 14.2 max- Cyl 1 inj. measured out at 15.2.

AFR is very lean, ECU is Calling for lots of fuel. Maybe fuel press is low?

My 96 Tacoma has no brake lights. I have checked the fuse, replaced the brake light switch and still nothing. I get power to the pig tail for the camper shell that was once there, but that it. I need help.

Lately when I start my truck the airbag warning lignt will not go out . If I stop the engine and restart it the light goes out most of the time. Sometimes it will be on dim and kind of flicker and either go out of come on full and stay on until I restart the engine. A couple of times I have had to restart the engine a couple times to get it to go out. I have an OBD II reader if that will do anything. Any help would be appreciated.

check engine light has come on and stays on.

I have a 1996 Toyota Tacoma and the air conditioner don't work, idle or moving. I want to know, what might be wrong with it and what do I need to replace?

I can do it probably. I don't own a manual.
Physically where is it ? I cant' seem to see a
"known shape" that a thermostat is usually in
with the radiator hose and 2 to 3 bolts.

must use tail light converter to hook up tail lights on boat trailer, these always burn out , 0ne year life span on these converters, any advise on a good long lasting solution to this annoying problem.

Check engine light comes on temperature gauge goes to hot radiator fluid is low.There is no evidence of any leaks . I fill it back up with fluid and after a few days back to the same problem. Could this be a Thermostat problem

My battery is completely dead, and I am trying to move the vehicle to another parking spot until I can afford a new battery. Even with the key turned, the brake pedal pushed down, and every possible combinationm it will not go into neutral. Is there something i can do on my own that doesn't involve me going to the mechanic?

my 1996 tacoma uses way too much fuel , this truck is very well taken care of , best wires ,best plugs ,best oil & filters ,and 89 oct fuel. don