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Isuzu Trooper, SUV
#10022 of 11966 re: timing belt
Jul 26, 2004 (5:10 am)
I had a dealer tell me that mine on a 2000 Trooper was required to be changed at 60,000 miles or the warranty would be void (was in helping my daughter negotiate a deal on a 2002 Rodeo last year). Later I looked it up in my warranty/service manual that came with the Trooper from Isuzu and I find that it is 90,000 miles. I'll go by what Isuzu sayes in writing instead of what the dealer tries to say.
#10023 of 11966 re: Changing the fuel filter
Jul 26, 2004 (5:20 am)
2000 Trooper LS. I bought a fuel filter about a week ago. Used the steps posted to change mine yesterday. Worked real good. After removing the fuel pump fuse, the trooper would not start, so I just cranked it about 30 seconds. There was some gas that drained from the lines when disconnected. Other than realizing that in the first pass I had installed it backwards (flat end was on the front and I put it on the back) and had to reverse the filter. Might be running a little better now, not any worse. I did not try the old filter to see how it would flow, but did hold it up to drain out the old fuel before putting in the garbage. When I turned it so the intake end was down, so really discolored gunk started flowing out. I guess it was time to change it. 69,000 miles.
Jul 26, 2004 (9:16 am)
I replaced a muffler on my 97' Trooper a couple years back and it was about $200. Like you said the ISUZU muffler was about $400. I had my muffler shop call for an equivalent replacement and he called me when it came in, and installed it. It had a bit more 'throaty' sound than the original, but not bad.
#10025 of 11966 Front wheel drive shafts......
Jul 26, 2004 (9:19 am)
are they engaged at the wheel all the time? I was changing a flat this weekend and when I tried to spin the wheel the front drive shaft turned as well. TOD was NOT turned on at the time. I guess the wheels are locked in at the hub at all times on the 94' and later Troopers???
Jul 27, 2004 (8:05 am)
Well I am in NO rush to replace the timing belt if it does not need to be! My question stems from the fact that under the hood I have a rattling noise. I checked and can find nothing loose. I also lubed the serpintine belt and that did not help. I can not tell where the sound is coming from. Since the timing belt is not visable that was my guess. The engine does not lose power or idle funny, but it does have quite a rattle. Any ideas?
#10027 of 11966 Re: Front wheel drive shafts...... [bsmart1]
Jul 27, 2004 (8:06 am)
Not to my knowledge. Maybe the TOD never disengaged properly? I would look tos ee if the CAM shaft tries to disengage when you hit the TOD button.
#10028 of 11966 Re: Front wheel drive shafts...... [bsmart1]
Jul 27, 2004 (9:06 am)
On any trooper with TOD or SOTF, the front wheels are permanently engaged to the front axles. This is what allows you to engage 4x4 while the truck is moving, since the driveshaft and axles are already spinning.
On my 98 trooper with TOD, I've installed Superwinch manual hubs on the front wheels so that the axles can be disconnected from the wheels. When the hubs are locked (which is equivalent to the factory setup) the front axles always spin regardless of whether 4x4 is engaged. When the hubs are unlocked, the front axles and driveshaft do not spin as long as 4x4 is not engaged. This saves wear and tear on the front driveline.
#10029 of 11966 Re: FRONT HUBS by bawbcat
Jul 27, 2004 (9:35 am)
Thats a cool idea. Where did you get them? That is the same setup my 88' Trooper had. I think it might help with fuel mileage as well.
Jul 27, 2004 (4:06 pm)
Are you don't have an accessory idler pulley going out?
Jul 27, 2004 (5:11 pm)
Approaching 60k on my 02 LS. Reviewing back posts I see that timing belt should be ok, and that I should have the trans flushed. What national chains are recommended? Jiffy Lube, AutoZone etc ????
No major problems other then the TOD would not switch back off. Dealer replaced sensor n/c; and the drivers seat does not tilt forward all the way. Argued with original dealer and got fed up. Now am used to seat position and don't care.
Will need tires by late fall. Any recommendations appreciated.
Mobil One oil since 3k burns about 1/2 quart by 7k.