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Isuzu Ascender, Isuzu Trooper, SUV
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#2918 of 3299 Re: shift indicator goes wild when shifting up manually [petegos]
Nov 16, 2005 (5:30 am)
Quick question for all. I have a 2000 Rodeo Ls with 87k miles on it. Virtually trouble free from day one. Looking at the Ascender (I like Isuzu's, this would be my 4th one), however have some concerns about the company staying in the states (warranty issues) etc. Also, how are Ascender owners doing with it quality wise. Again, I have had 3 Isuzus (2 troopers and the rodeo) they have all been great. Thanks
#2919 of 3299 Re: shift indicator goes wild when shifting up manually [newro]
Nov 18, 2005 (8:21 am)
Please be aware that the Ascender is not at all a true Isuzu, they are just a rebadged GM TrailBlazer/Envoy. Just compare the inside and outside pictures of a GM TrailBlazer with that of a Isuzu Ascender, you will notice the similarity. Hope this helps, the only benefit you may get is the longer warranty, not sure about the price.
#2920 of 3299 Re: shift indicator goes wild when shifting up manually [bahmed]
Nov 18, 2005 (10:23 am)
GM contracted Isuzu to redesign their S-10 pickups and SUVs, the results are the Chevy TrailBlazer SUV and the Colorado Pickup and their copies sold by the other GM brands. While not entirely an Isuzu design, these are a huge improvement over the S-10 series.
So, to me the Colorado and TrailBlazer are just as much re-badged Isuzus as the Isuzus are re-badged GMs. Check out the Isuzu DMax
2007 Isuzu MU-7 the next trooper?
#2921 of 3299 Trooper - Failed emissions!
Nov 26, 2005 (6:28 pm)
Help! I have a 2000 Trooper, 4WD. Here in Atlanta we are required yearly emissions testing.....mine failed! The printout said EGR, misfire, and all 4 sensors bad. I know about taking the ERG off and cleaning it. Also planning a tune-up and will attempt replacing the sensors myself. But before I start, a few questions:
1. Where can I get a maintenance manual? Neither Chiltons nor Haynes have yet to print one.
2. I'm new to Trooper self maintenance. Where is the ERG located. What about the 4 sensors?
3. Anyone have any suggestions or warnings before I start?
I appreciate any help anyone can get! Thanks in advance!
#2922 of 3299 Torque on Demand (TOD) woes
Nov 28, 2005 (6:38 am)
I'm going to dig through the forums here for more ideas, but in the meantime I wanted to ask a question right away regarding Torque on Demand (TOD). Sold my 98 Trooper to parents, who bought it primarily for snowy winter driving. Well, the TOD is on the fritz again - flashing red "CHECK" occasionally and blinking all the time when the 4WD Auto button is pushed in (turned on).
1. What are the possible root causes of this problem? I seem to recall some sort of faulty 'sensor' but that's it.
2. How have folks gotten their TOD issues resolved? I'd hate to see my dad drop $500 at the Isuzu dealer, especially since I just sold him this rig a few months ago. But if I was confident they could fix it right the first time for that amount, it might be worth it. We've never visited the Isuzu dealer in his town (Fox Isuzu - Grand Rapids, Michigan) and I have not heard anything about the quality of their service department. He uses a local shop for most/all maintenance/repair work on his vehicles. They are honest, friendly, priced right, and willing to order parts from dealer or elsewhere as needed. But they likely have very little Trooper knowledge. Would it be worth trying to get the problem fixed at this local shop instead of the dealer? It would probably be cheaper if they could fix it there, but I don't know if they could figure out the problem. I have no idea how hard a problem like this is to figure out.
Thanks in advance for the help.
#2923 of 3299 Re: Trooper - Failed emissions! [davec4]
Nov 28, 2005 (6:57 am)
On my 2001 the EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) valve is on top of the engine in plain view near the firewall on the passenger side of center. It is about 2 inches in diameter and 4 or 5 inches tall. The original was black, the replacement was silver. The 2001 EGR valve is a GM part, so you might try and cross reference it to a GM car part number to buy it for less. I had my mechanic change mine, the part cost was between $175 and $200 and the labor was the same, the cleaning out part is the hard time consuming part. The cleaning takes place in the hole where the EGR valve was removed, not so much on the valve itself. I was told the silver one is a better design than the black one.
The EGR valve if failed could be helping to cause the missfires especially at low RPM.
Fix what you can, maybe have a look at the missfiring spark plugs? Then reset the computer by removing battery power for an hour and then drive a while to fill up some history for the emissions tester to read in when it talks to your ODB2 engine computer.
#2925 of 3299 Re: why won't it start? [starquality]
Dec 06, 2005 (4:49 pm)
Hi, had a 91 that did same thing check the in the distributor cap there is a electronic modulator try buying a new one.
#2926 of 3299 Re: '88 Izuzu Trooper "Limited"-240K Miles-Cracked Head [luluisuzu]
Dec 18, 2005 (2:36 pm)
I have a 1990 4 cyl. with 325K on it. I've had a blown head gasket at 125k, a cracked head (not rebuldable)at 225k and I just did a valve job due to extremly low compression on two cyl, at 325k. If you can do the job yourself a rebult head can be had for $325(I think) on ebay. You have to evaluate time, money, vs. a new car $$$'s. If the rest of the car is good to go, I'd go for it. If you dont want to pour 1k to 1400. for someone else to do the job then it's sinara....p/s eventual head problems with this car are INEVITABLE.
#2927 of 3299 Re: Torque on Demand (TOD) woes [bluedevils]
Dec 24, 2005 (7:01 pm)
Have you tried disconnecting the battery for 10 minutes? Does 4wd still work when engaged? How about 4wd low? Have you tried Autozone for the code? They pull it free.
When my actuator was bad, it would flash check when it would sense a slip and would send power to the front. Since the actuator was not working, it wouldn't get power there and fail. So I would guess either you 4wd isn't working, or a sensor is bad. I had no luck with dealers and TOD issues. The sensors are easy to replace from what I can see. Perhaps even cleaning one would fix it...again it is finding out which one and how to access it. It would be worth buying a manual, ordering a part from St. Charles Isuzu and replacing it yourself if you can identify the problem.
There are some sensors on the front axle that can be reached easily. The only problem is knowledge. I replaced my 4wd actuator myself, but it took a lot of research, I almost bought a helms and probably should have.