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#394 of 430 New Member w/ Question
Dec 15, 2005 (6:05 am)
Good morning everyone. I am the happy owner of a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo Sport. Bought new in 2000 it now has about 107,000 miles. It still runs strong (due for tune up and radiator flush tho). What is the story on the timing belts for this model? The manual says every 60,000 miles for change out. Can somebody please explain what non-interference means in regards to the timing belt ? Thanx and have an awesome day.
#395 of 430 Re: New Member w/ Question [snowman97903]
Jan 13, 2006 (12:59 pm)
Congrats on the Isuzu
If you don't know if it was replaced at 60K, I would replace it, for peace of mind. I think the service interval for 2000 zu's was 105k miles
Non interferance means that when the belt breaks, if it does, it won't bend the engines valves and require new pistons, valves and cylinder heads to fix,
when it breaks, it just stops running, so your just stranded, instead of stranded with a messed up engine.
Hope this helps
#396 of 430 Assender Mods
Feb 22, 2006 (4:54 am)
You might want to check the trailblazer section as it is just a rebdaged one of those.
#397 of 430 Re: My 'vitals' [bluedevils]
Mar 18, 2006 (12:30 pm)
I'm new on here. How do I start a new thread of my own? I don't see where to click??
While I'm here, maybe someone can help me. I have an Isuzu Trooper that is giving me problems. Can't figure it out.
I'll start it, it runs perfect, then it dies after about 5 seconds. Any ideas?
#398 of 430 Re: My 'vitals' [tcavanaugh]
Mar 18, 2006 (9:10 pm)
We don't have threaded discussions here so all you have to do is type in a message in the message box below, put a title in the title box then hit "post my message." And, voila, you have have a new "thread!"
#399 of 430 Steering wheel vibration 45 - 60 mph when turning - 92 Isuzu Trooper
May 03, 2006 (10:30 am)
I am experiencing a strong vibration in the steering wheel when turning the steering wheel on my 92 Trooper between at speeds between 45 - 60 MPH. The ride is relatively smooth when driving straight ahead. The vibration also goes away at speeds over 65 MPH. At speeds under 45 MPH there are no issues. Does anyone know what can be causing this problem?
#400 of 430 Hi all from Knox TN.
Feb 03, 2007 (5:54 pm)
Well I purchased my 2002 Isuzu Axiom in January 2007 w/80,480 miles on it.
Leather interior no sunroof .
But it does have 4x4
But it is black on black & loving it who ever owned it b4 me kept it well some minor scratches but I beleive they can be buffed out.
Well am happy 2 have found some poeple chatting about this ride as I will problably have ?? about it.
Thnx in advance to all of u 4 any help u may provide in the future.
#401 of 430 Happy '98 Trooper Owner in Northern Cal.
Feb 09, 2007 (9:52 pm)
I am about 3 weeks into ownership of a 1998 Trooper S (loaded) w/48,000 miles. My kids named it "Big Red" the day I brought it home. They love it almost as much as I do.
I have a little cleanup to do on the undercarriage, since this truck was driven through a couple of Chicago Winters. I am looking for advice on treating rust on the frame and suspension. Basic appraoch kind of stuff, like should I disassemble as much as I can (skid plates, cross members) or just treat in place what I can see?
The only problems I have run into so far:
Some chimp has sheared four of the bolts that hold the hub caps to the alloy wheels. Looks like about an hour's labor at my local mechanic to drill and helicoil the holes.
I've got some seepage at the differentials, but I think I'll wait until the next scheduled fluid changes unless I see it getting worse. (It just had the ATF and both diffs fluids changed at the dealer last summer.)
The front brake calipers have been replaced, the rears have some rust but seem to work OK.
I've got an exhaust leak that the mechanic says is no big deal, but for peace of mind I'll see about getting that fixed before any trips.
The first thing I did was get an alignment and replaced two badly worn original Bridgestones with Big O Big Foot Sport Touring tires in the factory recommended size. I still have a few thousand miles left on the other two tires, but after reading about the TOD being sensitive to differently worn tires, I'll be springing for two more new tires pretty soon. In the mean time, I won't be needing the 4WD, and if I go to Tahoe, I think two new tires on the rear with the LSD is more than I'll need for snow traction.
I'm watching the oil consumption like a hawk, based on the horror stories from all the folks that fried their engines. So far the oil looks clean and doesn't seem to be dropping after 250 miles. How worried do you think I should be?
Over the past couple of weeks I have read over 5,000 posts, and you guys are a great knowledge base.
#402 of 430 Re: Happy '98 Trooper Owner in Northern Cal. [bigredtrooper]
Feb 10, 2007 (4:12 am)
A few other items, make sure to engage/disengage the TOD or 4wd-lo 1x a month at least to keep it lubricated. I jammed mine in TOD one winter cause I didn't take it out of TOD at all. So whenever it rains it's a good idea to engage TOD.
Otherwise sounds like you got a find. I want to buy mine back from my dad in a year or 2 and use it for offroading!
#403 of 430 Re: My 'vitals' [bluedevils]
Feb 11, 2007 (8:20 am)
Hello...I am new to this group. I am a devoted Isuzu owner who currently owns a 2007 Ascender, 2006 I-350 and a 1999 Amigo.