by rambo for hire on Aug 14, 2010 Vehicle: 1996 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB
2.7 169,000 on it. I purchised this truck from an air force full bird col. that told me he never did anything maintenance wise, but put 31 bfg's at's, but the first week I noticed a fuel leak in the #4 injector bank bad o-ring was the problem but replaced all 4 along with other related parts. Then I noticed during the summer when the engine was hot it was hard to start, mass airflow was dirty cleaned it with b-12 works great. Then came the front wheel bearing that went, i never seen one as hard as this the best way to tackle this is to take the spindle off and take it to Toyota service department, be sure not to damage the brass bushings you have to buy a new hub for $168.00.
by Izzy on Mar 7, 2008 Vehicle: 1996 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB
I love this truck. I wanted it since my parents brought it home that night, after spending all day at multiple dealerships. After convincing my parents that if they wouldn't sell it to me I would just go and buy an identical one, they finally sold it to me for $5K. It's now 12 years old and still running strong with absolutely no problems. The muffler rusted itself a 3" gash in it, but I'm not at all upset. I like the sound, which kind of burbles like a Subaru Impreza, but I might buy a Cherry Bomb muffler, then a K&N FIPK Intake. Overall, the truck is flawless and I have no plans on selling it. If something breaks, I'll replace it, but there is no way I'd sell this truck without a fight.
by KB3OGV on Aug 23, 2007 Vehicle: 1996 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB
This is a great truck, I bought it used with 169,986 miles on it and it currently has 179,090 miles on it. I have the aluminum wheels with 30 inch. tires. The only thing I wish I had was the locking rear differental but I didn't buy it new or I would've opt for that. Since I've had it the only thing needed to be replaced was the cat. converter (which all vehicles need eventually) and a clutch (which replaced the original from factory @ 175,000 miles). This truck is a great truck for on and off roading. You can't go wrong with a Toyota.
by Probe8 on May 15, 2002 Vehicle: 1996 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB
I have driven this pickup since brand
new and never have any problem with my
6 years of experience. Reliability was
excellent through the years I owned it.
On or Off the road, this will be the
truck of my choice. Never thought of
selling or trading it on my future
years. Owning this vehicle for good
cause is highly recommended.
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