Last post on Feb 08, 2012 at 10:16 PM
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Isuzu Trooper II, SUV
#2 of 11 Re: How to extend the life of my 2001 Trooper? [gator4ever]
Jan 12, 2007 (11:43 pm)
Above all, keep those fluids fresh and clean! Beyond that, stick to all of the factory recommendations such as maintenance of the cooling system and check all hoses and connections (brake lines etc.)
At 215,000 miles it sounds like you're doing a lot of things right - way to go!
#3 of 11 Re: How to extend the life of my 2001 Trooper? [gator4ever]
Jan 13, 2007 (8:23 pm)
Your timing belt is scheduled to be changed every 100K miles, I expect that if you changed your water pump you probably did the timing belt at the same time. At 215K you should be on your thrid timing belt.
Have you changed the timing belt tensioner? I usually change the timing belt tensioner and water pump with the new timing belt. I am due foe my first timing belt replacement on my 2001 Trooper and if your tensioner has gone all 215K I think I might re-use my same one. Thank You BoxTrooper
#4 of 11 Re: How to extend the life of my 2001 Trooper? [boxtrooper]
Jan 13, 2007 (10:15 pm)
Thanks to both of you for your replies. I will ask my mech to change the tensioner.
I am also changing the shock absorbers, timing belt, water pump, hoses, serpentine belt, cleaning the fuel injectors, flushing the radiator. And others if needed.
What is your opinion on the tranny? Do you flush it and change the fluids?
Differentials? mine is 4x4.
I ALMOST sold my Trooper last week. Because I thought that I had to have a new pick up. My mechanic talked me out of it. I am glad that he did. I just hope that I can replace the engine when the time comes without to much hassle?
#5 of 11 Something is wrong w/ my Trooper!!
Feb 07, 2007 (10:45 pm)
I need major help with my Isuzu Trooper 01'. Like most girls we pretty much dont know anything about cars, and i am one of them. I took my car for an oil change and they advised me to change my air filter (im 51k miles). So i agreed. They charged me about $100 for everything. Well now...its leaking fluid. My guy cousin told me it looks like transmission fluid. OH and when i was driving, it sort of jolted forward, like the rpm went from 1 to 4 just suddenly. i have no idea what to do or what this means. Guys, i will really appreciate any help. i love my trooper.
#6 of 11 Re: Something is wrong w/ my Trooper!! [luvmytrooper01]
Feb 07, 2007 (11:58 pm)
Sounds like your transmission is slipping. Unrelated to the oil change or air filter.
Get the fluid changed and flushed ASAP and hopefully it's just low fluid.
#7 of 11 Re: Something is wrong w/ my Trooper!! [paisan]
Feb 08, 2007 (9:33 pm)
Would that have been noticed while they were changing my oil and air filter? It was running perfectly until Sunday when I got those things done. The following day I noticed some leakage but didn't think nothing of it. My cousin's friend took a look at it and he said there's a crack in the transmission which is causing the transmission oil to leak this sucks because i had just planned a Vegas trip with sum friends. Are there any other suggestions or alternatives I can try?
#8 of 11 Re: Something is wrong w/ my Trooper!! [luvmytrooper01]
Feb 08, 2007 (9:43 pm)
What makes them think it's cracked?
The only other possibility would be they drained the trans by accident, and didn't refill it completely.
I would bring it to a different shop and have them check and refill the trans, perhaps even a dealer.
#9 of 11 transmission fluid
Mar 24, 2007 (12:47 am)
check your fluid level and should be on right level. check your manual maintenance.
#10 of 11 Maintainance...
Nov 06, 2010 (11:03 am)
I've got about 229,000 miles on my '94 Trooper. I've just replaced most of the cooling system parts and just recently replaced the Timing Belts. However the tensioners weren't done... I wasn't asked... geez! Anyway... Replace ALL fluids yearly, with the exception of oil, done at 7 - 10k. All fluids should be Synthetic grade, with "Better than Average" filters. The cheaper the filter the sooner you change it.
I'm getting about 18mpg average consumption. Better on the highway.
#11 of 11 Re: How to extend the life of my 2001 Trooper? [tidester]
Feb 08, 2012 (10:16 pm)
After 40 years in the auto industry, "IF IT ISN"T BROKE, DON'T TRY TO FIX IT !!!"..
More people spend countless $$ working on things that aren't broken + make their auto parts shop or mechanics fat + rich beyond belief... I KNOW FIRST HAND..
I worked on BMC, British Motor Cars, + never made more $$ than there..
Go take a class at the local Community Collage + learn how to fix it yourself..
That makes more sense than throwing $$ at another guy to fix stuff you can handle if you have the product knowledge.. Learn them + then you can be a pro like the folks who monitor this site... Right guys ??