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#106 of 109 2000 Trooper Won't Crank/Start/Complete Disabled after warm
Dec 05, 2012 (9:51 pm)
I have a 2000 Isuzu Trooper with Automatic, 4x4 and Torque on Demand system. 170k. Runs and Drives just fine, no check engine lights on... but when it warms up, and if I turn it off (light at the store) it won't crank back on unless I let it wait for 4 hours. Its either 3 or 4 hours, but seems more like 4. There is some consistent timer that goes off and seems to disable the system, because its very consistent and reliable (if you can call a problem that!!!)
I've read through all the forums i've found, and the best clues I've gotten are few and far between, like:
1. transmission oil temp sensor that's bad
2. Some problems with the heat shield on these, and it confuses electrical connections.
3. Something with the Torque on Demand System that disables the system if its not quite right.
This all started after flushing and changing the transmission fluid. Before that, the pan gasket was leaking and it started to slip because the tranny fluid was so low.
At first I thought it was a Anti-Theft problem,
but it has to do with the heating up and 4 hour wait. Because if I drive a short trip to the store, I can start it back up, every time.
Occasionally, the Torque on Demand light flashes "Check" very briefly and then goes off usually only when I'm in Drive waiting at a red light, and sometimes when just starting (like the fluid isn't sucking through the transmission correctly?) That's the only suspicious behavior it has. All gear shift fine, and runs fine, no other warning or console lights.
Has anyone seen this? Someone out there has got to know what this is. The symptoms are just too consistent.
Could this actually be a transmission-overheating issue?
Does any one recommend installing an extra tranny fluid cooler?
I'd really be grateful if there is anyone who's seen this before.
Thanks a bunch!!!
#107 of 109 Re: Isuzu Trooper Ignition Switch/Starter Mystery [jumeaux4]
Feb 23, 2013 (2:56 pm)
hey mate i think you need a solenoid on your starter
#108 of 109 Re: 2000 Trooper Won't Crank/Start/Complete Disabled after warm [eaglevisionzac]
Feb 25, 2013 (6:38 am)
I had a similar problem on my 97 Acura SLX/Trooper 3.2.. Cold, it started fine. Drive to spot + it wouldn't start.. If I let it sit for awhile, most of the time it started. One day it was just plain dead. I went underneath the drivers side + used a long flathead screwdriver to jump the solenoid + it fired right up. After that, I'd have to bang on the starter to get it to work. Finally, I found a new starter + solonoid for $80, no core + replaced it. Never had a problem since..
#109 of 109 Re: Warm restart problem with 3.0DTi diesel [tektrek]
Sep 28, 2013 (7:01 am)
Just got my trooper back from the mechanic. Similar problem here. Starts up, purrs like a kitten heats up a bit then stalls. Will not start until it cools off. Crankshaft sensor was taken out and cleaned up the end. I've just test drove for a trip to the store and was fine, next trip is to work 15 min away. It was an immediate change. Unfortunately this was the last thing that was considered after a new fuel pump and throttle body install. Hope this helps everybody.