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#3008 of 3299 Re: Help me please!!! [highjumper25]
Apr 13, 2006 (9:14 am)
I don't know how you have made out so far, but I looked through Isuzu Technical service bulletins and found one for 1999. You don't specify which motor you have in your Rodeo, but if you think it would help, I can email you next week with the entire bulletin. This is just the subject matter for the TSB I found. It goes in to greater detail in the complete bulletin.
TROOPER (UX) AND RODEO (UC) 6VD1 SOHC
SPARK PLUG TUBE REPLACEMENT
(Supersedes SB96-01-L001, to include sublet allowance information)
Trooper (UX) and Rodeo (UC) models equipped with 6VD1 SOHC engine.
#3009 of 3299 Re: What's New [predator]
Apr 14, 2006 (7:42 am)
Hey there! Noticed your shout out and no reply, so Hi back to you, and don't go thinking all Americans are "ugly" or rude. I have a 94 Trooper myself. Best to you.
#3010 of 3299 Re: Engine probloms HELP!!!!!!! [daztrooper]
Apr 14, 2006 (10:04 am)
Hello, I hope that you can help. Last week my TOD check light began flashing, and has not stopped since. I spoke to the dealership and they want me to drop it off for testing and possible repairs. I know that they are going to charge me a lot of money that I don't have to repair it. Have you heard of this problem??? any suggestions
#3011 of 3299 Re: Engine probloms HELP!!!!!!! [trooper100]
Apr 16, 2006 (6:53 am)
I suggest that you try a search in this forum and the trooper forum to see what other owners have found with this problem. Just type TOD or torque on demand in the search window at the top of the page in the forums you wish to search. Supply a little more specific information about your vehicle too, like year, model, engine and transmission type. You should get quicker and more specific information that way. Good luck.
#3012 of 3299 Charging/starting problem 1998 Trooper 3.5
Apr 21, 2006 (10:08 am)
I have a 1998 Trooper with the 3.5L engine and automatic transmission and about 92,000 miles.
Yesterday, I noticed that the engine was cranking a little slowly, as if the battery were going dead. While driving, I noticed that my iPod, which was plugged into the cigarette lighter, didn't appear to be charging although the light on the charger was on. Later in the day, I stopped to get gas and the engine wouldn't start. It sounded like it didn't have enough power to crank the engine. I got a jump start and the engine started fine. I drove to the store to get a new battery but it turned out that my battery was fully charged and in good shape. I tried jumpstarting the engine again, to no avail.
Before I turned off the engine at the battery store, the engine was running fine. I have driven cars when the alternator went out, leading to a drained or dead battery. You had to rev the engine at stop lights to generate enough power to keep it running. That wasn't the case with the Trooper. It seemed to idle and run fine and the voltage meter was showing the normal reading.
When I try starting the engine I can hear a loud clicking, like the solenoid (starter solenoid?) but so far I haven't been able to find the solenoid.
I'm assuming this could be a problem with A) the solenoid; B) the starter; C) the alternator or D) a loose connection or wiring problem.
Any thoughts or suggestions on where to start?
I don't have a repair manual for this vehicle. I am considering buying one to diagnose and repair this problem. I also ran across an online site/service called AllData offered by AutoZone. It appears to be an online version of the factory-type repair manual used by mechanics. Does anyone have any experience with this service? Am I better off buying the manual or having a year's worth of access to the online manual for about $25?
Any thoughts, ideas or suggestions would be welcome.
Apr 21, 2006 (11:21 am)
This is an excerpt from the professional version of alldatapro.com. for your year and model vehicle. I am not personally familiar with the version you could access through autozone, but if you can follow basic diagnostic ideas, it could be the way to go. In this case, you could also backtrack the manual to find the connector picture that would also help identify the right terminal. A manual provides similar information, but the search function online in the alldatapro database really helps with ideas when you reach the inevitable impasse. Maybe you can determine if it has this function prior to enrolling. Good luck.
The operating condition of charging system is indicated by the charge warning lamp. The warning lamp comes on when the starter switch is turned to "ON" position. The charging system operates normally if the lamp goes OFF when the engine starts.
If the warning lamp shows abnormality or if undercharged or overcharged battery condition is suspected, perform diagnosis by checking the charging system as follows:
Check visually the belt and wiring connector.
With the engine stopped, turn the switch to "ON" position and observe the warning lamp. If lamp does not comes ON : Disconnect wiring connector from generator, and ground the terminal "L" on connector side. If lamp comes ON : Repair or replace the generator.
#3014 of 3299 Re: Engine probloms HELP!!!!!!! [trooper100]
Apr 25, 2006 (7:46 am)
I have the exact same problem. No solution yet though. I believe, but am unsure, that the TOD system uses transmission fluid and that there is a way to checkt he level of fluid for just the TOD. Anyone know about that or how to check and fill it if needed?
Apr 25, 2006 (8:45 am)
I recently replaced the starter on my '99 trooper. I am unsure if it's even remotely related, but quite soon afterwards, my TOD light began to flash slowly, and ocasionally fast. I suspect perhaps the fluid is low but do not know where to check it. Can anyone help please help me with this?
#3016 of 3299 Re: TOD FLUID [millejo1]
Apr 26, 2006 (5:14 am)
Hi, I don't know think there would be a relationship between the two events, but these are directions for performing the fluid check. As you discovered, there is no dipstick. I have posted a picture that the directions refer to at : http://www.carspace.com/atfdmike/.59a349cd!v=
Be very careful when working under a running vehicle. You should chock the wheels to insure it will not move while underneath it. I hope this helps you.
1999 Isuzu Truck Trooper V6-3.5L
Vehicle Level Maintenance Fluids Fluid - A/T Testing and Inspection
Testing and Inspection
CHECKING TRANSMISSION FLUID LEVEL AND CONDITION
Checking fluid level and condition (color and odor) at regular intervals will provide early diagnosis information about the transmission. This information may be used to correct a condition that, if not detected early, could result in major transmission repairs.
IMPORTANT.- When new, automatic transmission fluid is red in color. As the vehicle is driven, the transmission fluid will begin to look darker in color. The color may eventually appear light brown.
A dark brown color with burnt odor may indicate excessive fluid deterioration and signal a need for fluid change.
When adding or changing fluid, use only DEXRON (R) -III.
CAUTION: DO NOT OVERFILL. Overfilling will cause foaming, loss of fluid, abnormal shifting and possible damage to the transmission.
Park the vehicle on level ground and apply the parking brake firmly.
Check fluid level with engine running at idle. NOTE: Be sure that transmission fluid temperature is below 30 °C (86 °F).
Move the selector lever through all gear ranges.
Move the selector lever to "Park".
Let engine idle for 3 minutes and open the overfill screw (1).
Add released ( this means proper grade) transmission fluid until it flows out over the overfill screw opening.
Let engine idle until a fluid temperature between 32 °C (90 °F) and 57 °C (135 °F) is reached, then close the overfill screw (1). Torque: 38 Nm (28 ft. lbs.) NOTE: Check transmission fluid temperature with scan tool. Minimum fluid level 57 °C (135 °F) Maximum fluid level 32 °C (90 °F)
CAUTION: Do not open overfill screw with engine stopped.
CAUTION: DO NOT CHECK FLUID LEVEL UNDER THESE CONDITIONS:
Immediately after driving at sustained highway speeds.
In heavy city traffic during hot weather.
If vehicle is towing a trailer.
If the vehicle has been operated under these conditions, shut the engine off and allow the vehicle to "cool" for thirty (30) minutes. After the cool down period, restart the vehicle and continue from step 2 above.
#3017 of 3299 92 Isuzu Trooper - Steering wheel vibration 45 - 60 mph when turning
May 03, 2006 (11:52 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?