1996 Toyota 4Runner Overview


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1996 Toyota 4Runner Overview

Another generation, another step away from the truck-with-a-lid genesis the 4Runner had seen. The 1996 Toyota 4Runner somehow grew while becoming more car-esque, kind of like an SUV puberty.

Perhaps as a reaction to all the complaints about the back seat, the leg room for it was 3 inches longer, and the door was now 1.5 inches longer. The standard engine was a 2.7-liter I4, while the V6 was now 3.4 liters. (Definitely SUV puberty, as these numbers still seem a bit away from full-grown. Anyway....)

A new one-Touch, Hi-4 system was available as part of the Limited package, which allowed the driver to shift between driving a rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. Reviewers seem to love this option, along with the durability of the truck, though the SUV is still noted to have poor gas mileage, and some have cited high maintenance costs.


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    Looking Into Buying A Toyota 4runner 96

    is there anything i should know about the third generation 4runners? any tips would be appreciated.

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    1996 Toyota 4 Runner

    I just replaced my radiator and I don't see any wet spots but I'm seeing steam and boiling antifreeze come back into the overflow, and my truck is running hot.Can someone please help me?

    11 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 months ago)

    How Do You Fix Auto Door Locks?

    auto door locks don't work

    19 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)

    1996 4runner Misfire, Or Something Else?

    1996 Toyota 4Runner, 3.4 The truck hesitates very badly when getting into the gas pedal, such as starting off or going uphill. This has been going on for a little over a year. I have replaced the f...

    26 views with 8 answers (last answer 3 months ago)

    Brake Light Issue

    Well my brake lights work turn signals work but when I hit the brake my left brake light work but my right one goes out completely I just installed new tail light assemblies plz help

    22 views with 5 answers (last answer 9 months ago)