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Isuzu Trooper



  • dmitrycdmitryc Posts: 6

    The passenger power seat stopped working where the driver seat works fine. Any ideas if it has its' own fuse or what could be the problem?
  • serranotserranot Posts: 113
    Check the connection under the seat where the electrics plug in.
  • isu2isu2 Posts: 8
    does anyone know the size of the rubber hose that connects from the steel lines to the radiator. need to buy but dont want to take off line till I have one
  • atfdmikeatfdmike Posts: 414
    Offhand, I don't know the size, but I would guess either 1/4" or 5/16". Just measure it at the exposed steel line.....if you don't have calipers or a micrometer, you should be able to eyeball the size with a tape measure from the bottom. HTH
  • marcy73marcy73 Posts: 1
    I was wondering.. I just bought A used 1999 isuzu trooper and man.. is it really this bad on gas? this vehicle looks to be in really good condition and i have had it for a couple of months starting to make wierd noises.. knocks here and there.. now there is this high pitch musical sound that appears here and there.. sometimes with a knock sometimes without.. does anyone know of what this could be? its so big i cant tell where the noises are coming from sometimes.. like i sware sometimes it sounds like im draggin something..
  • atfdmikeatfdmike Posts: 414
    Hi, it would help to know how many miles and what type of transmission is in your vehicle. The symptoms you describe could be attributed to poor gasoline, failing timing belt/pusher and possibly a bad steering pump or alternator, so any information like service to trans, parts replaced, etc; will help generate interest in helping diagnose the problem. HTH
  • cracoviancracovian Posts: 337
    I was laughing hard reading your post especially the "dragging" part ;)

    I think that, realistically, only H2s, Monteros, and older Kia Sorentos can edge the Trooper (though very slightly) in how much gas they use.
  • wlbrown9wlbrown9 Posts: 837
    I have a 2000 Trooper LS. My gas mileage averages from a low of 16.5 to as high as 18.5. Not bad for a large, heavy box. The numbers have run about the same over 130,000 miles. Mine is 2wd and it seems that 4wd or TOD versions might get about 1 MPG less on average.

    Have you had the brakes checked? If you have a bad caliper that is dragging, that could really hurt the mileage. Have spark plugs ever been changed? They are good for 100K miles max. Also probably need to check that they are the correct ones. Reports of changing to non-specified plugs can cause problems. You might also try some fuel system cleaner, either have it done or run several batches of injector cleaner through.

    Is your Trooper displaying a CEL? If so, code from that might point to a problem.
  • Hi there Guys,i need to change either the steering idler or the steering box in my 1994 Trooper 3.1td any ideas on what they are like to change,Any ideas will be welcome.Gerry in the Uk
  • maude3maude3 Posts: 1
    I have a 90 Isuzu trooper. My oil is mixed with coolant. Before this and now my car is going through tons of coolant. I'm pretty sure it's the head gasket. First has any one used the liquid sealer? I thought of trying this first to get me by till I can get a new head gasket or better yet a new engine. Is it ok to drive it till I get this done? I just bought the car a month and half ago and unfortunately the seller didn't tell me about this problem.
  • Forget liquid sealer,Afraid to say your head gasket is shot,Looks like you need to strip the head off and get it skimmed then fit a new gasket set,also to be honest i would not drive it as dont forget the coolant is also going into the sump,oil floats on water so you could end up with a sump full of water and the crank shaft bearings would not like that and could sease the engine,Sorry to be the bearer of bad news,Regards,GERRY
  • atfdmikeatfdmike Posts: 414
    X 2 on the advice from egyptgerry. Don't continue to drive it. The antifreeze will dilute the oil and your bearings and rockers will be shot. Plus you don't know what the engine has been through before you owned it. It is a pretty common problem on the 2.4 and 2.6 motors. There are aftermarket heads (AMC and others) available that are made heavier and pretty much eliminate warpage and fracturing common in the Isuzu head. HTH.
  • Glad 2 brains are better than 1,But really the 2.4 and the 2.6 where not the strongest of motors,I used to have them for my business but changed over a few years ago now to the 3.1 td but i do have a 3.0 v6 that runs on LPG gas,gives no problem and the co2 emissions are so low it passes our annual test here with flying colors
  • canepolecanepole Posts: 1
    On my '99 Trooper 3.2L I have removed about all that is needed, but can't figure out how the heck to get the plastic plate with the timing marks off to get at the water pump. Looks like I need to remove the pully, which is bolted to the crankshaft. if so, how do I stop it from spinning?

    Any tips will be appreciated.

  • what you are saying is ,that you need to undo the large nut holding the pulley on,When you try to undo it the pulley is turning if that is what is happening then you need to put a spanner on it and give the spanner a quick smack on the end with a hammer it will normally shock the nut loose,Hope this is the same as the earlier Diesel motors but if not then please wait for some more info from other Guys here,Regards Gerry.
  • atfdmikeatfdmike Posts: 414
    Yes, you do have to remove the crankshaft harmonic balancer and to do that the large bolt that holds it on. If all else fails, you can put a breaker bar on it and wedge it against the frame and bump the starter to break it loose. Be very careful. It is a Right hand thread (normal) so be prepared. Use a puller to get the balancer off, although giving it a tug by hand sometimes works, but usually a puller is needed. Do not pry or hammer on can be damaged and there is a rubber insert that will let the outer balancer become misaligned if it is pryed on.
    Make sure you use the right marks on the rear timing belt cover for your model engine....there are both dohc and sohc marks. HTH.
  • I'm in a kenundrum here... found a 2000 Trooper Limited with of course all bells and whistles... automatic... about 120k miles.. Test drove... it drove great... was going about 35 or so and decided to gun it... the truck lunged a bit, then nothing, then lunged again, then nothing, then fine and dandy sped right up... felt like a fuel isue... like water in tank or something??? Is this a more serious problem then I'm thinking it might be??? Carfax says no real issues, and that Timing Belt/water pump replaced at 88k...under a service waranty, and that it has had 2 other service waranties contracts bought following auction to dealer to new buyer with lien/loan owners... Air conditioner also didn't blow out cold air, thought that may just be a recharge issue... also needs new ball joints according to safety check... price $4900... thought I'd purchase a 3 year service contract to cover my butt if I do purchase it.... what do you all think???? Does the fact that it' made it so many miles mean it's not a lemon like others I've read about here??? I read so much about either the thing blowing up in the first 60k or so miles (tranny, engine, etc) and then I read others saying they've never had a problem... is this one that maybe isn't a problem???? I've always been one who's owned cars I've loved with no problems only to later find out, after a hundred k, that Consumer Reports says they're the worst ever in reliability... so I need YOUR opinions....
  • We have a 2001 and love it!!
    However, the problem sounds like the transmission....
  • Hey - I have the 2001 model, hate to say it but sounds like the transmission....I've had mine rebuilt twice now, well warranty has had it rebuilt.
  • desimonesdesimones Posts: 18
    Don't know about the do it yourself issue, but I purchased a complete set of OEM brakes for my 2000 Trooper from an internet parts whole seller for around $270. A local reputable service shop is doing the complete install for another $230. What's with the $15000!
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