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#299 of 308 ABS pump or motor runs after engine is shut off
Aug 15, 2010 (5:20 am)
2005 ascender, 50K, great shape. ABS light came on. Wife got out of car and something was still running under the hood after she shut off the engine (not a fan). The noise comes from driverís side front wheel well area. Breaks work fine. Called our mechanic and described to him. He says itís the ABS pump or motor but he does not work on this. Wife disconnected the battery. I came home, connected the bat. The noise started. I moved the truck about 30í to in front of my garage and shut off. Got out and the pump/noise stopped. This was 3 days ago and now everything seems fine. No ABS light or pump/motor running when engine off.
Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
#300 of 308 04 Isuzu Ascender crankshaft sensor
Aug 26, 2010 (2:42 pm)
I am thinking about buying a 2004 Ascender. When I test drove it for about an hour, the engine light came on while it was idling. The engine continued to run well, as it did before the light came on. The dealer is replacing the sensor saying that it is a bad sensor. Is this a reasonable explanation or would you suspect something more serious as a problem which activated the sensor? The vehicle has 144,000 miles and the exhaust manifold was recently replaced because of small exhaust leak, according to the dealer. I plan on another test drive tomorrow.
#301 of 308 2008 Isuzu Ascender
Aug 29, 2010 (4:09 am)
I am getting ready to purchase a 2008 Ascender. I would like your overall opinion of the performance of this car. Thanks
#302 of 308 Re: 2008 Isuzu Ascender [saquay]
Oct 06, 2010 (7:20 pm)
I bought a 2008 Ascender this year.. Love the vehicle so far . In plain language it is a Isuzu badged GMC Envoy , Looks exactly the same inside . Nice ride and the mileage has not been as bad as I expected and it will tow 5400 pounds.
#303 of 308 Re: 2005 Isuzu Ascender [acepie]
Mar 11, 2011 (3:06 pm)
I realize your issue with the gas light was about a year ago. I've very recently started having the same issue with my 05 Ascender. Were you able to find a resolution? Thanks ~Lily
#304 of 308 Idle Control Sensor
May 12, 2011 (8:42 pm)
The check engine light on my '06 Isuzu Ascender and the guys at AutoZone waved their magic wand and said that it's the "Idle Control Sensor: RPM Low". I want to repair this myself, but can't find information about it on the internet. Anyone have any ideas? What do I need to buy, where can I find instructions, etc.
#305 of 308 Re: 2005 Isuzu Ascender [acepie]
Oct 01, 2011 (10:09 am)
I had a 98 Isuzu Rodeo and LOVED it. When it came time to get a new car, I bought a 2005 Ascender brand new off the lot. Only had 24 miles on it. The thing has had nothing but problems since I brought it home. Peeling paint, one window constantly goes off track, the radio runs hot even though I've had it replaced twice, the heating and air does not work if I turn it up to 4 or 5, the gas sensor has already been replaced once and now it needs to be replaced again and I've had to have the drive shaft replaced.
My car is no longer under warranty and I'm just going to replace the gas sensor myself. I've googled how to do it and it seems easy enough, I just need to find where the floor panel is.
Sorry I couldn't be any help and I wish you the BEST of luck with your Ascender. I hope you don't get to hate it as much as I hate mine.
#306 of 308 Re: 2005 Isuzu Ascender [spuzin]
Nov 14, 2011 (4:21 pm)
I have a 2006 Ascendar that is becoming more problematic by the DAY!.
I've had the Idle Sensor issue, brake lights that won't stay lit, the truck idles strangely when I am not actively driving, the check engine light has been on for almost a year (nothing we have tried works), and tonight the check engine light is blinking. Tires have slow leaks, and when all the doors are shut, and the windows are shut it sounds like a window is open. Mine could be possessed by some car demon (I hadn't thought about that).
Isuzu, please stop selling trucks. My problems started the exact month my warranty expired...coincidence, or good timing on Isuzu's part.
Glad to have the opportunity to vent... I might be on here tomorrow; because my truck probably won't start tomorrow - which means I won't have a way to work. Yay!
#307 of 308 Re: 2005 Isuzu Ascender [reneewh]
Nov 14, 2011 (4:39 pm)
We bought our 2005 ascender with 10K + or- in 2006. Have about 60K. All and all has been a decent ride. Have had a few problems. The fan clutch went (I changed myself). Had another bearing go (was one of the pulleyís to do with the fan belt)
Our check engine light also has been on for a year or so. our mechanic checks it and says donít worry about it, Some sensor. It does come and go but seems to come on more when the gas gauge is ľ or less. By the way we have a great mechanic and I trust him and then some.
As for engine light I drive an 2005 Chevy Colorado pickup and the light has been on for 2 + years.
#308 of 308 Re: 2005 Isuzu Ascender [orchiddj]
Dec 02, 2011 (8:43 am)
I have found out some information on the gas light sensor issue with Ascenders. I took mine to a Chevy dealership to have it looked at. He told me that GM has issued a repair order for the same sensor in the GMC Envoy, Chevy Trailblazer, Buick Rainier, and the other vehicle that I can't think of at the moment, that is similar to the Ascender. All the same build as the Ascender, but for some reason they have NOT issued the same repair for the Isuzu. Why? no idea, he couldn't find a reason. And said that with the Ascender being the same mechanically as the other 4 it would make sense to issue the same repair for the Ascender.
He did tell me that this is NOT an at-no-cost repair (or a warranty repair), but that GM is footing part of the bill for the repair/replace provided the vehicle is less than 10 yrs old and under 130K miles. He recommended that I call and ask Isuzu/GM what the deal is and whether or not they will help me pay for the same repairs on their red-headed step-child vehicle brand. (And that if that doesn't work to have a temper-tantrum/ hissy-fit until I get them to help me pay for part of the repairs to my vehicle.)
I have been fortunate with my 05 Ascender, I bought it brand new and I haven't had any major issues with it, one warranty recall repair in the first six months I owned it. It now has just over 100k miles. I've been very pleased with it.