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Isuzu Trooper, Engine, SUV
#3 of 28 Re: 1995 Isuzu Trooper Timing Belt Problem [quimozabi]
Jul 09, 2007 (1:21 pm)
hello im currentlly restoreing a 92 trooper and have the timing belt in view its definetly a oneday job if you want it done right and i definetly recommend takeing the radiator out first it gives you tons of room and its not that difficult to do as to the valves.. it can damage them depending on how far off the timing is but i think its safe to assume your ok because it wouldnt run if its to far off. manuels are semi ok to find i bought and recommend a chiltons manuel at advanced auto parts... Good luck
#4 of 28 to trooperman 2010 [quimozabi]
Jul 09, 2007 (3:43 pm)
Thanks quimozabi, when doing the timing belt, does replacing the water pump at the same time make sense? I was told this on my Isuzu P'UP '93 that I had. Had it done too when having the belt repl. But checking the owners manual, it says the timing belt should be done at 100K miles. Mine is at 80K, and thefactory had the engins repl. when the truck was 1 yr. old. approx. 12000 mi. So I guess I have a few years to go before I get to 100K, but notice the warrenty, which is out of date now, required to change at 60K. Big difference. I think I will do myself in a couple of years.Will take your advise, get a real manual, Chiltons. Good luck with the rebuild, trooperguy 2
#6 of 28 timing belt
Sep 10, 2007 (4:04 am)
i have an m reg isuzu trooper duty 3.1 and the red light on my dash is on which says t belt!
what do i have to do dont have a clue about cars and sick and tired of being conned at the garages!!!!!!!
#7 of 28 Re: timing belt [shonie65]
Oct 01, 2007 (1:13 pm)
If t-belt light is on, then you definitely need to change it. If you look in your service pack you will find that t-belt change also time sensitive. Sounds like yours is well overdue.
#8 of 28 back fire/no power
Oct 10, 2007 (6:28 pm)
I recently rebuilt the engine on my 1998 trooper and am 99.9% positive I have the timing belt in the right position. I have no power and backfire when i push the throttle until about 2000 RPM. any suggestions?
#9 of 28 1994 Trooper Timing Belt Replacement
Oct 27, 2007 (12:16 pm)
Have a 94 Trooper 3.2. Changing the timing belt. Cannot get the crankshaft pully bolt to break loose. Any advise/ Help! Also is it possible that the belt slipping has bent the valves? The truck would not start.
#10 of 28 Re: 1994 Trooper Timing Belt Replacement [wboomer61]
Oct 29, 2007 (11:36 am)
I have the same model, DOHC. The bolt is a bear to loosen. I use an impact but I had to remove the radiator to use it. I have since seen where if you CAREFULLY use a long breaker bar and wedge it against the frame or other hard point and then quickly bump the starter it will break the bolt loose. I suggest unplugging the connectors to the coil packs in order to assure the engine does not start. I have seen this done but not on an Isuzu, but I see no reason it would not work, as it is a right hand threaded bolt. Also, the harmonic balancer is a slip fit so it will usually come right off if you are careful to use a remover or carefully apply even pressure to it on opposite sides. Good luck
This engine is a non interference engine, according to the experts. There is a warning in the manuals, but I am pretty confident that you should not have any damage unless you really over revved it or drove it a long time with it mis timed, .....which usually cannot be done as the engine will run poorly if at all.
One guys opinion.
Mar 29, 2008 (10:00 pm)
I am in the middle of changing the timing belt on my 02 trooper. I cannot get the serpentine belt tensioner off to get to the timing belt cover. I have taken all bolts out but there either is a dowel pin or another bolt inside the tensioner. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
#12 of 28 Engine want start & there is oil on the outside of spark plug
Jun 17, 2008 (11:27 am)
My '95 Trooper quit running. It turns over and tries to start but it's as if it's not firing. I assumed it to be the timing belt needs replacing. Anyway, I started pulling spark plug wires to take out the plugs as the Chilton suggested and when I got to #3 plug the wrench came back drenched in oil. What's the significance?