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#11844 of 11966 Isuzu Trooper 99 -- Recently noticed car is swaying more/road noise
Jun 01, 2009 (11:44 am)
I have a 1999 Isuzu Trooper at around 113,000 miles. The car is starting to sway (rock back and forth) more when I go over bumps. It's not 'catching' as much/rocks side-to-side. It's not really dramatic, but just enough to make you a little car sick.
Recent car goings-on:
-- Replaced shocks (original equipment) yesterday to see if this would help it. Didn't seem to help much. Put on the Mountain Ryder Gas http://www.lesschwab.com/shocks/mountainryder_gas.asp shocks at Les Schwab.
-- Have newer tires (about 2 years old), all-weather -- wear pattern seems ok.
-- Recently had starter replaced twice, 1st one didn't work out. About a month after this I noticed the sway more. Don't know if something got banged-up in the front end when the dealer was working on it.
-- Left rear axil seal leak last fall (hub bearing and seal)
Any suggestions on what to look at/replace?
Also, if you know of any suggestions for a car this age to get the road/air-flow noise down some. Should I replace the rubber lining on the doors?
Thanks ahead for any suggestions.
#11845 of 11966 Re: Isuzu Trooper 99 -- Recently noticed car is swaying more/road noise [wuchi]
Jun 15, 2009 (9:16 am)
It has to be an issue with the suspension. The new shocks must have a problem. Are the mounted properly, with the right amount of torque? Were they properly sized for the Trooper?
To replace that starter requires a undercarriage cross-member to be removed and the exhaust pipe to be dropped. Did the repairman put everything back together properly? Is the cross-member loose?
#11846 of 11966 Re: Isuzu Trooper 99 -- Recently noticed car is swaying more/road noise [bsmart2]
Jun 16, 2009 (8:17 am)
I replaced my starter last year. I had to drop that cross member but not the exhaust pipe, '00 Trooper. Of course the exhaust would not affect the stability while the cross member might.
One other thought, how about the sway bars? If the end of one is loose or broken (had that happen on a Quest van years ago) that could cause the problem.
#11847 of 11966 1990 ISUZU TROOPER 4X4 MANUAL 5 SPEED WITH A 2.8 LITER V6
Jul 14, 2009 (7:58 pm)
I hope someone can help. I am looking to replace my 2.8 liter engine with another that has more power. The high end on the 2.8 liter really sucks. On the other hand, the low end is awesome! Especially in 4 wheel! I'll take my Trooper up against any Jeep! At any time!
I've heard from a few people that there is a Chevy engine that will line up with my tranny. Something in the area of a Chevy 3.1 liter v6. I don't know the specific engine or the year, but if there is something out there that would have more power. it would be great! My 90 Trooper is in excellent condition! I just need a more powerful engine.
Any help would be greatly appreciated...
#11848 of 11966 1990 ISUZU TROOPER 4X4 MANUAL 5 SPEED WITH A 2.8 LITER V6
Jul 15, 2009 (11:45 am)
Just wondering if anyone out there would know of a more powerful engine that could replace my 1990 ISUZU TROOPER 4X4 MANUAL 5 SPEED WITH A 2.8 LITER V6.
Any help would be greatly appreciated...
#11849 of 11966 Quick warm up
Jul 23, 2009 (10:39 am)
Should I be concerned that my '99 Trooper's engine gets warm - temp gauge needle right in the middle - in under a mile, literally in a few minutes??!! It never goes PAST the middle on the gauge - but sometimes it just "smells hot" if you know what I mean - not a burning oil smell or anything alarming...just "hot".
Had a mech say, "if its not going past middle of gauge not to worry about it...if anything, its god that the engine warms up alot quicker than other cars."
#11850 of 11966 A hot Isuzu trooper
Jul 23, 2009 (10:58 am)
Hi there,I have 2 3.1turbo diesel Troopers and yes they do run Hot,Dont worry as the mechanic said as long as the gauge is in the middle then everything is ok,Also you say that it smells hot,Strange you should say that but 1 of my troopers was the same but then i realise that it was the tyres as i have on that 1 a set of goodrich semi on/off road tyres and the get hot and do smell a little,the track is 100% it is just they smell when i park up,Regards Gerry in the Uk
Jul 25, 2009 (5:20 pm)
I think my car is stuck in 4 wheel drive. I got in the car today and the Torque on demand rear wheels are lit up green, I have no idea how this happened or how to fix it.
Jul 26, 2009 (8:11 pm)
Just sent my 1999 loaded trooper to the grave yard. It was in great condition but I got 4500 cash for clunkers towards my wifes new car. Only 113k miles and well maintained. Fairly new expensive tires, new brakes and all options worked.
I was planning to keep it as a third vehicle before the rebate program.
I can not belive it is going to "die" with so much life left, and I can not believe I was so attached to it. I have imagined the government keeping the best "clunkers" for government use so it can live on.
I have owned many cars. None more relaible than the trooper that I owned for about 6 years.
#11853 of 11966 Re: Tough day [green11]
Jul 27, 2009 (8:32 am)
They'll take everything out of it except for the thirsty drivetrain (which in itself is a ticking bomb - no pun intended) - It will live on as a donor car
I'm keeping my 2002 - I can't believe it's worth ~$4500 on paper though... Even 2000 Rodeos have a higher trade-in value for some reason.