1996 Toyota Tacoma Overview


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4.65 stars

Based on 13 reviews

96 Tocoma by Alex
 — My 96 tocoma is the truck i have always wanted. It has real good acceleration for a stock 3.4 liter v6. It brakes good except it tries to lock up on really hard braking. It handles really good consid... Read More
Best Truck Ever by timmybird
 — I bought this truck with 92000 now has 211000 spent about 200 in parts to maintain running operation of the truck. Replaced rotors twice a starter part and a thermostat. Still runs strong but I am get... Read More
Taco by Baron
 — Sweet truck. will not go over 80 to save its life. awesome mileage, like 35/40, awesome offroad, build quality was fantastic, cheap to own, never breaks, sweet bumper does well against oldsmobile aler... Read More

1996 Toyota Tacoma Overview

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1996 Toyota Tacoma

The 1996 Toyota Tacoma got a few upgrades, including an optional off-road package. The 4WD system was improved, and the 4WDs also got a few more amenities, like bucket seats and a center console.

The 1996 Toyota Tacoma was available in three trim levels: the Regular Cab, the Xtracab, and the SR5 Xtracab. The Regular and the Xtracab were available in 4WD, and the SR5 came standard with it. The base engine was a 2.4-liter, 142-horsepower four cylinder; and a 2.7-liter, 150-horsepower four-cylinder; or a 190-horsepower V6 was also available. Fuel economy varied depending on the engine and cab, and ranged from about 17/19 to 22/28.

Drivers like the 1995 Toyota Tacoma because it is a basic, reliable truck that does what it is supposed to do. Owners of the 95 Tacoma say that that the compact size is good for those who don’t anticipate having to haul huge loads. Some driver say the seats can be uncomfortable and the ride bumpy, and those with the extended cab say the seats are cramped.


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Small 1"-1 1/2" Lift Kit

I am looking for a small 1" to 1 1/2" lift kit for a 2WD '96 Toyota Tacoma Extended Cab. Does anyone know where to find one online? I would settle for a 2" lift at the most.

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Motor Miss

miss like a bad plug or wire check both plug and wires ok

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How Do I Add New Air Conditioning Coolant?

My air conditioner is not blowing cool air. Where can I find a diagram that will show how to charge the airconditioner?

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