1991 Toyota LiteAce Toyota 5K
Reliable family car
Engine temperature tends to rise close to overheating, especially when stuck in traffic, with the air con turned on.
Air conditioning is weak.
There is a persistent knocking noise at the sliding door area that could not be located.
Hard starting, when hot.
I like the ample cabin space.
The engine has so far been reliable as long as proper maintenance is performed.
One of the general comments about the car is its being under-powered. Could this be one reason for the tendency of the engine to overheat?
I am thinking of replacing the 5K engine with a larger 7K, what considerations should I keep in mind should I proceed with this? Would there be compatibility problems?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th May, 2007
30th Jul 2008, 07:48
Yes, it's true, I have noticed also on my lite ace van it is hard starting when the engine is hot especially if you are driving from one place to another, I wonder if that's normal. Every time start I still have to pump the accelerator.
4th Aug 2010, 08:12
I owned a Lite Ace van, can you tell me where I can buy cheap parts? Thanks!
16th Dec 2014, 07:55
Hard starting when the engine is hot? Clean the carb floater.