About Toyota Van
Toyota Van is a van manufactured by Toyota since 1970 but marked in United States only from 1984 to 1989. The first Toyota Van was introduced in North American market in 1983 for the 1984 model year. It, as a matter of fact, belongs to Toyota LiteAce and TownAce, the famous line of commercial and derivative passenger cars.
When Toyota Van began sales in North America, it was equipped with a 2.0 L 87 hp 3Y-U EFI gasoline engine, which was replaced with the 2.2 L 102 hp 4Y-E inline 4-cylinder engine for the 1986 model year facelift. Toyota Van offered DLX, LE, GRG, Deluxe, Espirit trim levels with two versions: rear-wheel drive models were sold in the United States between 1983 and 1989 while four-wheel drive models were sold between 1987 and 1989. And all models were available for 5-speed manual, 3-speed and 4-speed automatic transmissions. As an export model, Toyota Van was finally replaced with the Toyota Previa in 1990.
Toyota Van Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Van is a vehicle type favored by people such as venders, caterers and travelers. Toyota Van as a standard van, has to load goods or items moving for a long distance, which could cause lots of problems on it:
First, engine issue. The engine is the soul of a vehicle. According Toyota Van owners, engine issues on it would appear signs including decrease in power and fuel economy, engine misfiring. Sometimes, Van would have difficulty in starting. Engine problems should never get ignored, so once Check Engine Light come on, oil filter, throttle body gasket, intake manifold gasket, cylinder head gasket and fuel filter should get inspected thoroughly.
Second, suspension and cooling system failure. The suspension failure on Toyota Van actually shows very common as sluggish response in handling or rattling or grinding noises coming from underneath the vehicle. In all, torsion bar and coil spring insulator are what you should pay attention to. As for cooling system, thermostat, thermostat gasket and thermostat housing are vulnerable in Toyota Van.
However, maintain a vehicle at the prime condition is far more difficult than above mentioned. Because some auto parts may not show signs obvious like those. For example, door handle, if used too much for too long, it cannot close or open car door normally. As for fog light bulb and headlight bulb, they are very helpful in lighting road conditions ahead for drivers to respond accurately. Not only at night, but under adverse weather conditions as foggy, rainy and windy, they could make a safe and happy driving experience.
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