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Isuzu Trooper, SUV
Sep 12, 2003 (5:43 am)
I did not changes the hoses ever on my 1995 which was totaled at 140K. I asked about it at my trusted Isuzu mechanic (a specialty shop, not the dealer) and they said that there are a bunch of water hoses all around the engine and changing all of them is a big deal. He also said there have been very few problems with hoses on Troopers so he recommended not to change a hose unless it leaked and many go 200K to 350K without changing hoses. Your mileage may vary.
I did have a slow leak in a power steering hose and that was replaced.
To stay in warrantee I would change the timing belt according to the book. Also change the water pump and timing belt tensioner because these are easy if you are doing the timing belt.
#8428 of 11964 The spring singing sound.....
Sep 12, 2003 (4:40 pm)
sounds like its in the vicinity of the gas pedal. It can only be heard if everything is OFF. But its definitely inside the cab of the vehicle. Hard to look under there while the vehicle is moving. Can't complain about 21 mpg on the highway though. VERY happy about that part of this Trooper.
#8429 of 11964 Where's the ECU on......
Sep 12, 2003 (4:42 pm)
the 99' model Trooper? Where did they put it? I'm thinking of trading it out with the 01' and see what happens to the mpg on the 99'.
#8430 of 11964 21mpg, noise and ECU
Jan 08, 2003 (10:20 pm)
ECU on the 01 won't work on the 99 and visa versa.
Sounds like the noise might be the spring under the gas pedal?
21mpg consistently on the highway? I doubt it unless you are doing 55-60mph on flat land with cruise on, and very few items/passengers.
#8431 of 11964 Hoses by boxtrooper
Sep 15, 2003 (5:28 am)
I understand that the back of the engine hoses would be a real pain to change, but you didn't do radiator hoses that are fairly easy to get to? I figure they might be ready for a change considering all the hot/cold cycles they endure in 100,000 miles.
#8432 of 11964 Hoses I left them alone
Sep 15, 2003 (7:53 am)
because I trust my independant Isuzu mechanic who has always steered me right. For example at front bearing repack time I told them to put on new brake pads, they called me at work and said the old pads still hade quite a lot of pad left so I should not change them yet.
#8433 of 11964 Hoses....con't
Sep 15, 2003 (8:13 am)
If you have a good steady Eddie Isuzu mechanic, I would follow his advice too. I wish I had one; but I have to rely on dealer so far. Maybe I can find one in Central NJ if I am lucky. It would be nice to save a few bucks on the hourly labor rate. I am hoping my second 100K is almost as trouble-free as my first.
#8434 of 11964 The long, uncomfortable ride...
Sep 15, 2003 (12:36 pm)
I have a 2000 Trooper S with aftermarket leather. My wife is very uncomfortable in the front passenger seat (the bottom seems to have no tilt to it) and she feels as if she is sliding toward the front of the seat all the time. I need a fix in order to keep my Trooper! Help!
Sep 15, 2003 (1:25 pm)
I have no ideas for a adjustable seat tilt, but the seat it self should be bolted to the seat rail that allows it to go forward and back. Look it over and see how it is bolted on. Figure out what height of spacers and length of bolts you will need. Goto the local harware store (Lowes has stuff like this) and look for spacing materials a block of wood or metal or maybe a large rubber stopper. Make sure to use a mthod to prevent the bolts from coming loose like nylon lock nuts etc...
Seat the wife in the adjusted seat to test out the new height, if not happy yet, repeat.
What is aftermaket leather? Is that replacement seats or re covered seats?
#8436 of 11964 aftermarket leather
Sep 15, 2003 (7:17 pm)
Leather upholstery installed by a shop after the vehicle has already been manufactured (and had cloth upholstery originally). I'm not a big fan of it - would rather have the stuff installed at the factory or not at all.