4th Mar 2011, 19:02
I'm an owner of a 95 GXL.. To add to most of the comments for overheating or slightly going past the 1/2 mark of the temp gauge.. I changed the distributor cap due to a worn out tip.. I noticed that the temp was just slightly below the 1/2 mark.. Also have your engine decarbonized. You would notice that your idle would be constant and stable, quicker response, water drips in your tailpipes. Decarbonization would clean your fuel lines, carb, intake manifold, and the best of all is your combustion chamber.
28th Mar 2011, 11:06
I already changed my radiator with a 3 rows, and I put a fan in front of the radiator so that every time I will use the air con, the fan will turn on.
1st May 2011, 21:42
I have a LiteAce 92 model.
My tip is overhaul your radiator, put an auxiliary fan in front of it, put coolant, use distilled water such as Wilkins or absolute, change your muffler into freeflow, and change your aircleaner with thin one.
Enjoy riding! :-)
4th May 2012, 18:39
Sir, just want to ask if you have idea what diesel engine can replace the 5k engine, that fits in the LiteAce engine bay?
6th Sep 2012, 22:27
You can contact this number. I can help you to sort things out, from manual to power steering. 09217226740
12th Mar 2013, 12:50
If you add power steering in your LiteAce, it will add additional load to your engine, causing it to deteriorate earlier. It will also cause the engine to overheat, especially in heavy traffic.
26th Mar 2013, 04:01
Hi, I am in Zambia, Central Africa. My LiteAce requires a complete suspension, steering rack replacement and gear box, or anyone to supply me secondhand the above items from your abandoned LiteAce. Mine is a 5k manual, with the battery behind the driver's seat.
Any suggestions are welcome.
Thanks, M.DAVIES (my email is email@example.com)
11th Apr 2013, 20:44
We have the same problem... Did you solve the problem already? What did you do with it?
7th Nov 2013, 07:47
I'm buying a LiteAce GXL '93 with power windows, but not the power steering. I'm so happy to have come across this forum, as I already have some tools to fix this overheating problem in case it appears on my ride, after reading all the comments... Thanks very much for the info.
1st Jul 2014, 03:33
35km/l as the gas mileage of your LiteAce? Is that in gasoline or diesel? Tell us what you've done to your car. AMAZING. I only get 7-8km on highways, and 5km running with the A/C on city roads for every liter.
10th Feb 2015, 10:05
I still own a 1998 Toyota LiteAce, and for 17 years there has been no problem in overheating after I followed the advice of my air con mechanic. His solution is to install an auxiliary fan in front of the condenser to push air through it. This cooling effect is in addition to the existing fan that sucks the air from the radiator. Expect to have a cooler engine, around one-third of the full temp indicator on the dashboard.
After installing an auxiliary fan, you will no longer experience overheating. However, your engine might be cool, yet coolant in radiator might be running low.
Therefore, inspect regularly the radiator (under the seat) and ensure it is full with coolant. Also add coolant (if below the indicator) to the plastic refill container, beside the battery. In case coolant loss is too fast, replace the radiator cap and just add water. If water loss persists, check radiator hoses and replace if necessary. Then replace the thermostat, plus gasket. When water in the radiator is no longer a problem, drain and buy ready-mix coolant from Toyota to replace water in the radiator.