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Isuzu Trooper, SUV
#8541 of 11966 rfreda here's more 3rd row seat info
Oct 07, 2003 (12:33 pm)
The LitlePassengerSeat is essentially a thick wall 1" square tube welded frame with custom appholstry to match any vehicle. The match for my 1995 Trooper was not perfect, but it looked like it was a factory option. The bottom of the seat is a steel plate with four holes to accomodate grade 8 bolts that go through the floor to a pair of brackets bolted under the floor. Once installed the seat can be unbolted from above by removing the 4 bolts. The brackets below the floor are sturdy and remain in place when the top bolts are removed.
Installation required pulling back the carpet to place the template accurately and to drill the holes from above. Then go below and line up and bolt on the brackets that stay down there. Push the carpet back down and cut holes over the drilled holes for the bolts to pass through. I use one of those new rachet built in wrenches and I store the wrench in the jack cubby under the jack's rubber strap so it won't rattle.
I have not put the seat back into the 2001 yet for two reasons: 1.) I did not save the brackets from my 1995, so I need to order another set and 2.) My wife would like to add shoulder straps and head rests to the seat belts back there. I ordered it with three lap belts figuring that little kids don't like the shoulderstraps anyway and their heads were below the top of the seat anyway. Now they are bigger and the shoulder straps and head rests could get used. I have not contacted them to ask about adding those items to my seat which is the rigid model and I mount mine rear facing to create a storage space between it and the middle seat.
LittlePassengerSeats will buy back used seats when you are done with them so they can recover them for the next customer, they are that sturdy.
#8542 of 11966 TOD Problems (long story)
Oct 07, 2003 (1:07 pm)
I took my 2001 Trooper in to the dealer last week because the TOD display kept flashing when I tried to engage TOD. The dealer checked it and said it needed a clutch sensing unit. Since I only have 44,000 miles it is under warrantry. The dealer is in the next town so they said they would pick it up from my house. They picked it up and called me the next day and said it was fixed. When I got home I went out to check it out and took it for a short drive. Of course you know what I saw, a flashing TOD light!!. I called the dealer back and he said that they had installed the new part and the truck ran fine. I told him that I didn't believe him!, I said no one ever pushed in the TOD button or they would have seen it still flashing. The service manager agreed he had't checked it but he thought the tech said he had. The service rep said we will pick it up again in 3 days, I said why 3 days? he said their only certifled Isuzu tech has been gone all week at training!. He wanted the Isuzu tech to check it out, I Agreed!. Well they picked the car up 2 days ago and left me a loaner car. I called today and they told me that the tech is going to put in a new transfer case!!, he had heard some noise in it. I have never had any problems before with the Troop. This makes me wonder if the other Kia(other brand the store sells)tech screwes something up? Is the clutch sensing part in the transfer case. Well Lets hope when the truck comes back it is fixed!! No other dealer within 100 miles.
Oct 07, 2003 (1:25 pm)
I had mine replaced on my truck, they are external. I do think I need a T-case in mine cause it's a bit noisy. I'm gonna try to make an appointment in about a month to see what's up with it.
#8544 of 11966 re: problem
Oct 07, 2003 (1:28 pm)
Good luck...at least they are recognizing a problem and working to fix it. It may not be the transfer case, but if they keep on trying and give you a loaner you are in a much better dealership situation than me.
#8545 of 11966 Is 120K Powertrain Warranty Transferable ?
Oct 07, 2003 (3:19 pm)
Just wondering if the factory powertrain warranty for 120K miles on 2000+ Troopers is transferable to the new owner. I am looking to get into a used 98+ Trooper and just wondering if I should look for 2000+ so as to get the extended factory powertrain warranty. The couple of transfer case issues plus a few references to "blown" engine early on has given me cause for concern.
#8546 of 11966 Blown engine?
Oct 07, 2003 (4:59 pm)
Haven't heard of any yet.
And my transfer case if it fails, is not gonna be a common one (I do lots of towing and offroading)
The warranty is cut in 1/2 on 2nd owners.
#8547 of 11966 engine replaced that I heard about
Oct 08, 2003 (5:05 am)
was a case of the missplaced oil fill cap on a 3.2L I think. The owner, wanting to protect the oil fill openning but not able to find the cap, placed a tee shirt into the openning. The tee shirt was ripped apart and drawn through the engine doing enough damage that the engine was replaced. It was probably less expensive to get a junk yard engine than to overhaul the tee shirt eater.
#8548 of 11966 re: engines
Oct 08, 2003 (6:11 am)
I swamped mine a few years back...however I cannot blame Isuzu...except for maybe the marketing campaign "Go Farther".
I can laugh about it now. I haven't heard about any engine failures. The T-case thing worries me, however I haven't read really many posts regarding problems with them.
Paisan, does the tranny flush get the T-case? Maybe a separate flush of it would resolve noise issues?
#8550 of 11966 Routine Maintenance on Trooper
Oct 08, 2003 (8:02 am)
isn't really a problem for me as I do most oil change, service stuff myself. Filling an occasional quart in between oil changes isn't really a big deal for me. But the reality is that my previous 95 maxima has totally raised my expectations of japanese car quality. I had that manual tranny maxima for four years and sold it at 140k with NO repair work except usual maintenance. Then in 2000, I decided to go in for a long term favorite, mercedes 300CE - the E class coupe from the old 124 series. It too was a pleasure to drive but after owning it for almost four years, the repairs needed to be done on the car got to be too high. I sold the car last night at the mileage of 150k. Still ran like new but leaking oil etc. I now want to go back to the japanese low maintenance quality for some time - if for no other reason - than to just recoup from the higher repair cost of the mercedes.
Can I get that from the Trooper ?