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#99 of 383 2001 Trooper Transmission Issues
Dec 29, 2006 (9:33 am)
I purchased a 2001 Trooper Anniversary Edition from a private seller in 2003, with 32,000 miles on the vehicle. At 38,000 I had the transmission replaced, and at that time found out the tranny was replaced at 30,000. I had to have it replaced again at 43,000 miles. My warranty has expired, I now have 63,000 miles on my Trooper, and I have to have my transmission replaced again. This will make five transmissions in the five years since this vehicle has rolled off the lot. I made the mistake of not keeping track of my previous two trips to the dealership to have the transmission replaced. I am trying to obtain those documents now, but I do not expect any help from the dealer. I also tried to obtain service records from the previous owners dealership after the first replacement, which they told me they were sending, but low an behold, I never received anything. My experience with Isuzu Service in the past has been very negative.
Isuzu will not replace this transmission, as the vehicle is out of warranty, and the dealership in Green Bay wants $5500 to do the work. I still view this as a warranty issue as the problems have never truly been corrected, and why should I pay that much money to replace something that the dealer can't seem to fix, and will more than likely break in another 5,000 to 20,000 miles. I have already contacted the Better Business Bureau for assistance, but don't expect much help from them.
Has anyone ever had similar issues, or solutions to this problem? I thought I was babying this car, and this problem keeps happening, am I doing something wrong? I believe it is unacceptable for any vehicle to go through this many transmissions with such low mileage.
Dec 30, 2006 (3:54 pm)
I have a 94 tropper and I am having a heating problem- Fuzes are being blown - I have tested the Blower motor and it is fine....I am trying to find the blower resistor to see if it might be bad........any help????
#101 of 383 Re: TOD Check Light [troopernate]
Jan 01, 2007 (12:58 pm)
I have a 1999 Trooper and the "check" light under TOD comes on after a few minutes of running. I have had all fluids changed/serviced with no change. Also, the display lights showing the 4 wheels, green lights, always have the two rear wheel lights blinking. I am a long way from a dealer and all the local trans shops do not have the software to diagnois the problem. Any help is very much appreciated. I am new to this and get a littl lost. Thanks!
#102 of 383 "Clunking" sound in rear of 2003 4WD Trooper
Jan 01, 2007 (7:03 pm)
I have had a "clunking" sound in the back of my Trooper for about 2 months now. I took it to inspection and was told that it needed new brakes and a router which was put on this past weekend. I now have new brakes (great) and router but the "clunking" noise still remains! We think that it might be the CV joint? Anyone else ever have this problem? I have 60,000 miles on it!
#103 of 383 Re: TOD Check Light [1louie]
Jan 01, 2007 (8:54 pm)
The only way to check for yourself is to take a paper clip and short pin 8 to ground and watch for the check light to flash the trouble codes.
I don't have the info right here on step by step of how to do it, but there is a guy on here that has the repair manual in PDf.. hopefully he's reading this.
Otherwise, e-mail me at natendarmento.com and I can forward to you what he sent me.
#104 of 383 1986 Trooper Wont stay running.
Jan 01, 2007 (9:37 pm)
My trooper has been setting for about 10 years. Fuel Prices made me park my dodge 3500. The troopers 4 cyl. sounded really great again. So i put a battery in the trooper and this is the rest of the story....I will start the trooper by priming the carb. with gas. After it burns what is in the carb, Boom!, it shuts off. So I checked the fuel filter, It's fine.My guess is the fuel pump. Anyone else got any ideas?
#105 of 383 Re: 1986 Trooper Wont stay running. [86trooper2]
Jan 01, 2007 (10:59 pm)
Gummed up carb from fuel drying inside, remove,rebuild,reinstall, enjoy a wonderful 4cyl.
#106 of 383 Re: "Clunking" sound in rear of 2003 4WD Trooper [maybaby]
Jan 02, 2007 (12:56 am)
rear clunking can't be a CV as there is no CV in the rear of the trooper.
Could be the rear u-joint
Could be a bad bushing on the rear control arms
Jan 03, 2007 (5:31 am)
Just read the above msg. #103 and i'm having a similar problem, basically I've been away for the last 7 months and I just parked my Trooper in a friends yard for that time. Got back last week and bought 2 new batteries and fitted to car she fired first time then while driving home I noticed the two rear wheels blinking on dash and then the check light came on. This is a mystery as the car was just sitting at my mates and didn't move, it was perfect when I left it off, and ideas ???
#108 of 383 Blinking TOD
Jan 03, 2007 (9:30 am)
Basically you guys who have let them sit, or did not engage/disengage the TOD have probably frozen up the front actuator for the front axle. Basically you need to engage or disengage the TOD each month to keep it lubed. I think it cost me about $300 to get it replaced at the dealer when this happened on my 2000 trooper.