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I had the alternator and battery checked and new connector post and the battery will not charge. What is going on????????????
This problem showed up about 8 months ago. since i have replaced all spark plugs with ngk and then again with champions, i replaced fuel injector, coil over plug, muffler, and battery. ive cleaned egr valve and maf, and throttle body. intake gasket is fine had a shop replace the timing belt and checked compression in all cylinders. compression is 170 - 172 in all 6 cylinders. when i change something ... Read More
I could not find specific code but it is a misfire. Your trooper may have that fancy ion sensing system for ignition....fussy about misfires and plugs. found this on another site: "If you have a 2000-2004 Isuzu, make sure you only use Denso K16PR-P11 spark plugs. The 2000-2004 engines have the GM/delphi "ion sensing" ignition system where the spark plugs are used as a sensor (when they are not firing) to ... Read More
I don't know the particulars about your model BUT I will venture what I know: That there is a default program that is factory set for each ECM/PCM and will run the car. As the car is driven, the computer "learns" timing curves, shift points in some cases, and emission related settings. I have never heard of a specific number of start/stop cycles for the computer to go through. It constantly ... Read More
I have 1998 Isuzu Trooper, and few days ago i got reg. renewal papers, and "smogtest" was required. So, i took it to the "smog" testins facility, and when they pulld the cac is to have it tested, they turned it off in order to hook up cables to OBD. After they did that, they could not start it back up becouse my battery died on me...so...i went and bought new ... Read More
REMOVAL Raise the vehicle. Remove tires and wheels. Remove brake caliper. Use a wire to attach the brake caliper to the frame. Remove brake disc. Remove ABS sensor. Remove Parking brake assembly. Remove the parking brake cable mounting bolts(Behind the back plate)(1). Remove the bearing holder mounting nuts. Remove axle shaft assembly. NOTE: Be sure not to damage the oil seal. Diagram at http://www.carspace.com/atfdmike/Albums/Isuzu%20Trooper/98isuzuaxle.gif/page/pho- to.html#pic ABS codes 21 means disconnected or ... Read More
Hi Again, I'm getting closer, but haven't quite found the problem yet - I am now starting to suspect that the TOD ECU is not functioning correctly, but not sure. My TOD ECU has only a 20 pin connector, so it doesn't match the 1998 version and so I can't follow the diagnostic process because I don't know the correct pins. Meantime, I have found that the VSV's are definitely not ... Read More
Hi, I have not run across any post describing the conditions you do for your trooper, but I thought you might be interested in what the manual says about the cruise control. I don't see any thing in the description that might lead to the behavior you describe, unless it is the powertrain control module or the cruise module that has a glitch that might cause this. I really do not ... Read More
Here is some info you might like and I suggest that you could spray something like wd 40 on the intake gasket surface edges.....changes in idle would occur and it might identify exactly if and where a problem may lie: 2001 Isuzu Truck Trooper LS 4WD V6-3.5L Vehicle Level Engine, Cooling and Exhaust Engine Intake Manifold Technical Service Bulletins Engine - Intake Manifold Bolt Torque Revision Engine - Intake Manifold Bolt ... Read More
Hi, here is what Isuzu says about your vehicles' timing belt. Generally, it is a good maintenance practice to change the water pump as having to do it if it fails means performing the same work to change the timing belt again. I don't know that they are prone to breaking, but since they extended the service life with this technical service bulletin, It would seem prudent to follow their advice. ... Read More
Hi, I looked and found only one technical service bulletin on converter failure. If you have an aftermarket alarm system, it may apply.Otherwise, it may help to check for any trouble codes that may have been set. Some codes remain in the ecm even after the check engine or malfunction indicator light up and then turn off. If none, then I hope this info helps you decide what to do. good ... Read More
Does your charge warning indicator light work....in other words, relying on the gauge may not give you a true picture of what is going on..ie: With the engine not running and the ignition switch in ON, terminal L of the regulator is grounded internally providing ground for the charge warning light and the indicator lights up. With the engine running and the alternator charging, terminal L voltage rises and the indicator ... Read More
i had my starter motor replaced by a mechanic and he took almost 45 min. he took out the exhast manifold and replaced the motor easily. you can do that on the ground.
Hi Carl. I seen your question and have the same problem. I have the front end jacked up and had a really hard time getting the old starter out. Now the new one won't go in the same way...and I tried every way there is. Did you get and answer to your question and if so would you share the info with me. As I look at it , I may ... Read More
I recall that someone had a website or a procedure on here (which I cannot find). Can someone help me out with this. Thanks!
I can't think of why anyone should switch from the OEM Isuzu pads. The amount of brake dust generated is almost nil compared with all other vehicles I've ever owned. And the longevity is truly impressive. We did our first brake job at 75,000 miles on our 1998 Trooper, and the brakes weren't even worn out yet.
justin- The Trooper's last year of production was 2002. The intake manifold gasket issue is common on all 1998+ isuzu 3.2/3.5. It's an easy repair job that doesnt cause any permanent engine damage when it goes. The 4L30E auto trans is more reliable than most & can last 150K miles+ with regular maintenance. Finding isuzu dealerships may be a bit challenging as time goes on, but there are many isuzus on ... Read More
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The Starter Motor on my 1998 Isuzu Trooper needs replacing. Is this something one can do on the ground or does it require it to be put up on a lift? Thanks Carl
Just purchased a 1998 Isuzu Trooper for my son for $6,250. I purchased it from a dealer, it was the Luxury model, 98K miles, very nice but not perfect, CD player missing, Green with gray leather interior. CW www.Isuzu.8k.com
There is a positive side to the Isuzu debacle ..... and that is that pre-owned Troopers should be very inexpensive should you find any for sale. I don't know what it is like where the rest of you live, but here in the Winston-Salem, NC area there are very very few Troopers for sale. Most times none, presently in the local newspaper there is only a 1997 LS for sale for ... Read More
I have two Isuzu Troopers - a 1999 I purchased new currently has 65,000 miles, and a 1998 that I purchased with 98,000 miles on it. I am impressed that Troopers with 100K miles on them still drive nearly like new, still look great, and feel they can easily go beyond 200k miles. I remember the old GM cars in the 1960's and 1970's that seem to be worn out by ... Read More
Need a couple of speakers for 1998 Isuzu Trooper. Are there any generic inexpensive speakers that will work as good as the factory ones?
I have a 1999 Trooper (Luxury) and a 1998 Trooper (Luxury). Neither of them "slam" or "thunk" when I press the TOD button. But, there is a roar in TOD with the 1998. I think that is because there are 3 different manufacturers tires on it. Tommorrow, that will be verified when I get the tire issue worked out. I like Isuzu Troopers and think they are great vehicles. Some of ... Read More
I tried the procedure on Paisans website (http://isuzu-suvs.com/howto/index.html) to reprogram the spare keyless device for my 1999 Trooper for my sons 1998 Trooper. We could not get it to work. Anyone have a better procedure or is the keyless device for 1999's not compatible with 1998 models?
Hi All, i am looking for a vehicle and have short listed two options. 1. Toyota camry - 1998 2. Isuzu trooper - 1999. i have collected required info for camry from various sources. but have no idea on Isuzu. can any one help me make my mind ? the trooper is 99 with 91K miles on board. are there any pitfalls that i should be looking for ? when are ... Read More
Quote from 4x4Wire: "Just saw this in an Isuzu Service Bulletin service (Alldata) that I subscribed to. Net is that 1998 timing belts don't need to be replaced until 100K (not 75K like the original service manual states). One less project for me to do this weekend! Here's a copy of the service bulletin: 1998 Trooper (UX) / Rodeo (UE) / Amigo (UA) models SERVICE INFORMATION: In the past, the timing ... Read More
My 1995 is exactly the Trooper that Consumer Results used for their publicity stunt. I have a video of that "test" and clearly they worked very hard to make the Trooper go up on two wheels. The Trooper was driven through the course at the outside pylons the others were allowed to use the inside pylons. If a skier ever gets near the outside pylons on a slolam course that skier ... Read More
I'm hoping someone can help my father out with a transmission problem on his 1998 Trooper. He took it to an Isuzu dealership for the 80K maintenance, which, according to the manual, included draining and flushing the transmission fluid and replacing the filter. The dealership claimed they didn't do the usual "dropping of the pan", draining the fluid or replacing the filter. They would do a "power flush" which would do ... Read More
My main reason to buy my 98 Trooper is reliablity. It is trouble free for the last 4 1/2 years. It is one of the top 3 ranked suvs in the J.D. Power and Associates 2002 vehicle dependability study for 1998 models. Midsize SUV: Toyota 4Runner, Nissan Pathfinder, Isuzu Trooper.
Regardless of where you have the service done (dealer or independent shop), look at what the owners manual specifies and decide what to have done. If you go to the dealer and say 'give me the 30k service' you will pay much more money than you should. There are some important items to be done at that mileage, but many of the things in the owners manual are checks or inspections ... Read More
My main advice on your 'new' 1998 Trooper would be to assess which maintenance items have been done, and then decide which maintenance items you should do in the near future. Things like timing belt, brakes, driveline fluid changes, coolant fluid, P/S fluid, PCV valve, spark plugs, etc etc etc - you need to know when these were last done and if you don't know, you may want to have some ... Read More
You might find some answers by doing a few searches on this board, or the Isuzu Maintenance & Repair board. I'm a happy 1998 Trooper owner but don't feel like typing much right now. It seems I responded to a similar question not too long ago, either on this board or on a different web site. If I find my response, I will point you to it. Our 1998 S with ... Read More
Hello all, I'm new to the discussion list and will be purchasing a 1998 Trooper S tomorrow. I believe I'm getting a pretty good deal and from what research I've done, these seem to be really good vehicles. Any 1998 owners out there wish to give me heads up on any thing to look for, quirks, etc? Thanks, Jeff
There appears to be very little info on this forum about valve clearance checks and adjustments for 1998 and newer Troopers (those having 3.5L V6). My 1998 Troop owners manual says that valve clearance should be checked and, if necessary, adjusted at 60k miles. I haven't done this yet. My Troop is at 75k miles. Has anybody had this done? I'm planning to have a bunch of maintenance taken care of ... Read More
I'm trying to figure out if the PCV valve on my 98 Troop is okay, or if it might be faulty and would help explain the increasing oil consumption. I have no idea where the PCV valve is. Can anyone help? I found and removed one thing that looked like it might be the PCV valve. I'm totally clueless under the hood. This thing was attached to an appx 1/2" diameter ... Read More
I took my 98 trooper to the dealer for oil change (it's free) and found out that the dealer is no longer selling Isuzu anymore. and was told sooner or later I need to go elsewhere for services. this is very bad news for Isuzu owners. This was the only Isuzu dealer in Brooklyn(population > 2 million)! My biggist complain is the mileage. I keep detailed mpg records for my 1998 ... Read More
I posted thsi question on Rodeo board. But I find activity only in Trooper section, that I am posting it here too.. I have a 1998 Isuzu Rodeo V6 (S model with around 44000 miles now). I have noted for the last 1 year that when I apply brakes on hitting a pothole or suddenly, the SUV doesnot stop abruptly (like my other car with out anti-lock brakes). It will still ... Read More
Sorry my last post was unclear. I'm looking for comparissons between the same model years of these 2 trucks (1998-2000). I agree that in general, the Troopers seem to be a better value, but occasionally I do see a comparably priced Montero. I've seen some posts saying that insurance and parts costs are very high for the Montero, so that is a strike against it. One concern I have about the ... Read More
If the Australian seats are about $800 USD (all in) then it would seem to me that they'd be the way to go (for my uses). The fact that they're specially designed for the vehicle and have headrests is a nice advantage. A local Isuzu dealer was kind enough to lend me a used 2001 Trooper overnight for a 300 miles test drive. He knows what I am looking for and ... Read More
The 98 Troops were slightly different re: the trans/4WD system combinations. TOD was optional (part of the Performance Package), not standard, on auto trans Troopers. In '99 this changed, and TOD was standard equipment on all auto trans Troopers. So in '98, you could have a: 1. manual trans Trooper with Shift-on-the-fly 4WD (SOTF). 2. auto trans Trooper with SOTF - this was the only year you could get this, as ... Read More
Seems like a decent price. Not sure why the dealer's initial asking price would actually be decent (it's usually inflated), but that seems the case with that figure. However, condition (both mechanical and cosmetic) is important and that will have a big effect on the value of this vehicle. Can you tell what trim level it is? All 1998 Troopers are "S" models but there are 2 major option packages which ... Read More
One major mechanical difference: 1999 and newer models that have automatic transmission, come standard with the excellent Torque on Demand (TOD) 4-wheel drive system. In 1998, if you had the auto trans, you also needed to buy the Performance Package which included TOD. The 1998 Troopers with Performance Package did not include fog lights. I'm pretty sure the 1999 did. Personally, I like the front end of the 1998-1999 better than ... Read More
It's been a couple years, but at one point I don't think there were more than a handful of people in the USA who knew more about Explorer features/options/prices than me (it was my job to test the "Build Your Own" portion of Ford Motor's various web sites, and Explorer was one of my vehicles). My recollection is that the base Explorer XLT was not quite as well-equipped as the "base" ... Read More
The site seemed to have some info, but I wonder if it's even accurate. It didn't even have (or I couldn't find) Ford exploder's info, while I could find the Dodge durango's. I wasn't sure if the info they had were one time reports or if they were widely known issues (I didn't recognize too many of them as widely known...1998 Trooper driveshaft separates from transfer case???).
I own 1998 Isuzu Trooper auto/4wd and here the history of repairs that I have had on it for 3 year and 10760 miles: 1.CD changer - replaced 2 times, and third keeps skipping sound as the first one did. Never load more then one CD anymore. Second changer ate all 6 CD and I got them back only in 2 months. 2.Windshild wipers - once snow sliding from the roof ... Read More
Here's a fair test done by Edmunds on the 98 model, especially the last paragraph. http://www.edmunds.com/reviews/roadtests/roadtest/44302/article.html And another one http://www.caranddriver.com/xp/Caranddriver/roadtests/1998/April/199804_roadtest_isuzu_trooper.xml?&Manufacturer=Isuzu&Name=Trooper&class=18&page=1
sounds like a problem that has happen to a few of the folks with Amigos Read on: I am appealing for help with a problem that has just popped up and it appears to be electrical. The engine ignition (or that's my best guess so far) cuts out while driving momentarily (sometimes as long as a second or two, but usually just a hickup) and the temperature gauge twitches towards high ... Read More
Paisan and Masbama, There is an aftermarket single CD player that is sold regularly on ebay under Isuzu Trooper. Supposedly it works the the factory Isuzu head unit and plugs into the head unit with no cutting of wires. It usually goes for about $200. The dealers usually sell the Isuzu 6-CD indash changer for about $700. If St. Charles has that unit for $400. That's not bad. But of course ... Read More
First I want to thank You for responds to my message (test drove 2001 S with some high speed issues).I found 1998 LS -leather,sunroof,6disc changer,multi meter,42k,light green,minor wear & tear. Last weekend the truck was in the paper for $14.5,yesterday was $12.5.Went to see it -new Dunlop tires,runs ok ,but there was loud clunk,almost grind from R to D and vice verca.Guy said that it was like that since day one(he ... Read More
I'm gonna be bried just got back from the Planet Isuzoo Camping/Off-roading trip in the Uwharrie National Forest in NC. Isuzu people rock! We all had a great bonding time and got to do some off-roading, from easy for us with newer stock ones, to hard near flipping over tree-taking out events down the trail. Here are some quick answers: A/C: Tint the windows to as dark as your state allows ... Read More
I have the 2001 Trooper S wit Moon Mist Mica and silver fenders. No way would I put the black door guards on the sides. It looks too cool the way it is. I know I will eventually get dings. Eveybody does except Saturn owners. But even the door guard is no guarantee against that. I am however willing, and always do park at the outskirts of the parking lots. If ... Read More
I recently purchased a 1998 isuzu trooper, and all of a sudden I seem to be having trouble starting the engine. the problem usually happens after I've been driving for awhile. when I go back to start the engine it will just turn over for a few seconds before it fires up. is this a common problem. if anyone can help please post some suggestions.
emiura, you're right that Trooper's one-model availability helped to keep the insurance premiums lower than they should have been. For at least a couple years, all Troopers were "S" models. The Performance Package and Luxury Package didn't have their own model or trim level designation according to Isuzu, and the insurance companies weren't smart enough to realize this. I got quotes from my agent on S models and also on the ... Read More
Is there any reason to use an Isuzu brand air filter in my 1998 Trooper instead of a filter from a different company? In the past I’ve always used Isuzu air filters on my 2 Troopers but lately I’m beginning to wonder if they are worth the extra money. St. Charles Isuzu’s price, which represents 15% off manufacturer list, is about 24 bucks. Recently I noticed that the standard Fram filter ... Read More
About 2 months ago I installed the Isuzu brand black side steps on my 1998 Trooper. They install quite easily, in factory-drilled holes in the frame, although it took me a couple hours because I'm terrible with a wrench. Anybody with some common mechanical sense should be able to do the job in 30-45 minutes. I ordered from St. Charles Isuzu, which sells all Isuzu parts at 15% off manufacturer's list ... Read More
Just another reminder that ordering Isuzu parts via phone from St. Charles Isuzu near St. Louis is fast, enjoyable, and cheap… Yesterday I ordered an air filter and 2 oil filters for my 1998 Trooper from St. Charles Isuzu (800.727.8066 or www.stcharlesauto.com). The parts guy gave me the oil filters for St. Charles’ sale price of $3.55 each, which is 30% off manufacturer list of $5.07. The air filter was only ... Read More
My understanding was that a 2000 or newer Trooper that is sold to a non-family member still provides 5 years / 60,000 miles coverage to the new owner. Yes, it sucks to lose the 10 year / 120k mile powertrain warranty, but 5/60 is still better than most. Plus you will be very unlikely to ever need the warranty anyway. My guess on Isuzu corporate vehicles sold to private owners is ... Read More
Last January, I bought an Isuzu brand air filter for my 1998 Trooper from St. Charles Isuzu. They charge 24 bucks, which represents 15% off manufacturer's list price. I don't know if there are other brands of filters available at typical parts stores.
I've got a file on my PC with some ideas on how to make the Trooper better. Some of them are pretty minor, but here's the list anyway. I know not everybody agrees with all of them - heck, there are some on here that I don't agree with. I put this list together from mostly my own thoughts plus some ideas from others who posted either in the Edmund's Trooper ... Read More
The owner's manual lists both 10W30 and 5W30 depending on the temperatures where you live. The most knowledgeable Trooper people I know (I'm not one of them) swear by 5W30. That's what I use. Jake, a mechanic who had a Q&A column on the Isuzu Trooper Owners Guild (www.itog.com - great site, lots of participants) for a while, was vehement that 5W30 is by far the best weight for the 3.5L ... Read More
It's from 1998 and from England I believe, but it's basically our troopers... (except they get E-code Headlights, with wipers and 3rd row of seats) http://www.worldoffroad.com/vehicles/citation.asp -mike Isuzu Forum Spokesman Edmunds Isuzu Forum IA Trooper Homepage
I have some concerns. But the more I research it the better I feel. I looked at the crash test data regarding. The Trooper actually held together quite well. The passenger compartment did not get too out of shape. This means that your chances of living are very good. The leg injury is not ideal, but compared to other results the trooper wasn't the worst. The footwell was the only area ... Read More