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#11412 of 11964 2001 Isuzu Trooper
Jan 18, 2007 (9:25 pm)
#480 of 497 2001 Isuzu Trooper by bitsy3 Jan 16, 2007 (11:35 am)
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Replaced TPS, EGR, Throttle Body, Motor on Throttle body total after second trip to dealer. $1600.00 and still have problems. Engine ran fine for 65 miles and I stopped and got back in it. Problem with smoothering not idling, then running 0-1500rpms, dying and acting up. Drove another 200 miles and would die when stopping. The next morning it cranks and seems to run okay. It seems to temperature and distance/time related. Does anyone have any ideas? All help appreciated. Started to Fluctuate RPM and Smothering and dying again
#11413 of 11964 Re: 2001 Isuzu Trooper [bitsy3]
Jan 18, 2007 (11:29 pm)
It's your intake manifold gasket. Whoever you're bringing it to should try this first. It's common and a cheap fix.
#11414 of 11964 Re: 2001 Isuzu Trooper [serranot]
Jan 19, 2007 (10:33 am)
Thanks for the information.
#11415 of 11964 Nasty gas milage on 1999 Trooper
Feb 01, 2007 (4:07 pm)
I bought my 99 Trooper about two weeks ago. The third day I had it the check engine light came on, but went off later that day. It has been coming on and off ever since. The car is inspected till Aug 07, has a clean title, 82,400 miles and looks to be in great condition (no rust, interior in great shape, etc.). The problem is that I get about 4-5 miles per gallon in the city, which I know is not typical. Any ideas? I am not what you would call a car person, so I want to be armed with a little knowledge before to mechanic tries to rape me. Thanks to all responders.
#11416 of 11964 Re: Nasty gas milage on 1999 Trooper [travisc1]
Feb 01, 2007 (4:57 pm)
If the CEL is coming on, then you are probably running in a open-loop IIRC mode which dumps fuel at the highest rate.
#11417 of 11964 Re: Nasty gas milage on 1999 Trooper [travisc1]
Feb 01, 2007 (9:35 pm)
Is your Trooper in 4wd all the time?
For a new owner of a Trooper: check that all the tires are the same size and close in the amount of wear so that the limited slip does not get hot.
Feb 05, 2007 (3:48 pm)
Had problem w/94 trooper -changed wires&plugs(were original)-same problem then changed ignition module with one laying around mechanics garage (trying to eliminate problem before buying new). Symptoms went away so purchased new module to replace when used one acts up. I know that not changing the plugs& wires would foul module but would old O2 sensor foul it too? I bet its original. Mechanic says no since CEL would come on constant not just just sometimes. Right now car runs rough then CEL come on and it takes off like a rocket. I don't want to replace the module to just have it fouled out again by a bad O2.
#11419 of 11964 Re: "Clunky" transmission on 99 Trooper. [sbcooke]
Feb 06, 2007 (11:02 am)
I too have had the 2nd to 1st clunk for sometime now on my 2001 Trooper, somehow I dont remember it being there when the car was new... but one thing I did notice is that it gets much better after lubing the propeller shaft. I have a feeling the clunk sound is coming form the universal joint or somewhere in the shaft-- but probably triggered by something else (such as the torque converter releasing). It definitely sounds quieter & more muffled after the lube, also if I brake suddenly & it downshifts fast, then i dont hear the clunk at all-- only hear it at slow downshifts. just my 2 cents. thanks!
#11420 of 11964 Re: "Clunky" transmission on 99 Trooper. [koboko]
Feb 08, 2007 (11:16 am)
Yep, its a trait of the 99' I think. I've had the same 'issue' with my 99' for as long as I can remember. There is 'slack' somewhere in the system. I've had the propeller shaft replaced by the dealer and that didn't fix the problem, or deminish it at all. It also seems to be ambient temperature sensitive. Oh well, I've become accustomed to it, and will live with it another 100K miles.
I have NOT experienced it with my 01' Trooper though. She now has 65K miles on her and she runs just like she did when new. Really tight body, suspension, and plenty of Gooo.
#11421 of 11964 Power Window regulator
Feb 08, 2007 (11:29 am)
I thought I'd pass this along: I had my drivers window hang up on me the other day. Wouldn't go up or down without a helping hand. I had noticed that when it was going down just previous to this failure, that it was getting really SLOW, and was pulling the rubber gasket downward out of the front part of the door frame.
Turns out the plastic clips that retain the glass to the regulator mechanism, one of them had broken. I was told it would take a complete window replacement by the dealer. NO WAY !! I went to my local auto glass shop, he happened to have some 'universal' clips and the special adhesive, so he fixed me up for about $19. The important thing was to spray the window guides down thoroughly with Silicone Spray. That window never worked so good !! It hardly slows down now as it disappears into the door.
And, these windows do NOT have the wire cable drive system. They have a sissor frame driven by a large rotating gear mechanism.