by fettj on Feb 7, 2013 Vehicle: 1999 Isuzu Trooper S 4dr SUV 4WD
I purchased my Trooper with 72,000 miles on it and immediately had the transmission flushed and service. Throughout its life I changed oil every 3,000 miles and used Valvoline Max Life. I blew the tranny at about 135,000 miles, and I'm not sure why. I took very good care of the vehicle. Besides that, I had a lot of problems with the vacuum 4 wheel drive system, which cost me a lot of money. The AC also went out at 85,000 miles. When the tranny went out the rear struts were shot and the exhaust system had a big hole in it just behind the caddy. Since Isuzu discontinued their automotive line, part prices have gone up significantly.
by ccya on Feb 4, 2013 Vehicle: 1999 Isuzu Trooper S 4dr SUV 4WD
I bought this vehicle used with 160,000 on it.
I didn't make it one month before it needed major repairs, I was told it was the transmission, by several different mechanics.
Took it to a trasmaission shop they switched out the transmission and $2700 later they took it for a test drive and guess what it was still doing the sam thing.
Turned out to be the alternator not the transmission.
Haven't had it back a week and the muffler dropped on it.
Than within one more week the motor starts knocking, not a good sign.
by yaboiaj1 on Jan 23, 2012 Vehicle: 1999 Isuzu Trooper S 4dr SUV 4WD
I had just bought my trooper automatic wasnt an option up there neway it was used 135k + mi. and I was paying for a little over a year I had I believe 3 more payments left and it threw a rod or whatever to me it wasn't worth the fix. We had a love hate relationship. I'll never forget driving away from it looking through the rearview for the last time. I never saw it again there was a terrible ticking noise in the engine everywhere I went I constantly had people saying you need oil took it to the shop they said I didn't but something was obviously wrong I've been car less for a year I truely miss my trooper but I honestly wouldn't recommend it to anyone