Are there any problems with the Isuzu Trooper?

Are there any problems with the Isuzu Trooper?

BUT, there are so many things that can go wrong, it is impossible to diagnose yourself, and even the dealers that are left are taking the code and replacing all sensors instead of the one that is out. All of the good Isuzu mechanics are working for other dealers now which have more cars coming through.

What is the DTC code on an Isuzu Trooper?

The flashing check light will now appear as the DTC indicator, which begins by flashing the normal operation (DTC 12). If you are shorting the #8 pin, you will see one flash of the “check” light, followed by two successive flashes (1 and 2 equals code 12).

Where is the 8 pin on an Isuzu Trooper?

The #8 pin is the lower left pin. For orientation, the lower right is #1, lower left is #8, top right is #9, and top left is #16. This appears upside down in many manuals, so how can you check to ensure you have the #8 pin?

BUT, there are so many things that can go wrong, it is impossible to diagnose yourself, and even the dealers that are left are taking the code and replacing all sensors instead of the one that is out. All of the good Isuzu mechanics are working for other dealers now which have more cars coming through.

The flashing check light will now appear as the DTC indicator, which begins by flashing the normal operation (DTC 12). If you are shorting the #8 pin, you will see one flash of the “check” light, followed by two successive flashes (1 and 2 equals code 12).

The #8 pin is the lower left pin. For orientation, the lower right is #1, lower left is #8, top right is #9, and top left is #16. This appears upside down in many manuals, so how can you check to ensure you have the #8 pin?

4JX1 engine is driving me mad. Failing to start again… Multiple problems? Engine turns over. No start. Flash code 56. Immobiliser? CHECK ENGINE light, cut off and starting issues on 4JX1… ENGINE FIRES, CUTS AND THEN NEEEDS A LOT OF CRANKING!! 04 Trooper 3l Auto Intermittently Cuts Out NOT usual faults! 4JB1T Starting issue.

What to do when your Isuzu Trooper starts leaking oil?

Look for a front oil seal retainer gasket at the same time and your car will no longer leak oil. When the engine is running, you can hear a rattling sound coming from the front of the car. Although this is a symptom that affects almost all vehicles, it’s extremely common with the Trooper.

Why does my Isuzu Trooper make a ticking sound?

You can hear a ticking sound coming from the engine valve train area. It’s very likely that you have a varnish build-up in the hydraulic lash adjusters. Using a higher quality oil will usually resolve the problem. You can see spots of oil on the road where you’ve parked. This is an issue that Isuzu is aware of and has taken steps to remedy.

How many miles does a 1994 Trooper have?

I have a 1994 Trooper (SOHC) with just 70,000 miles on it. I’ve done the general up keep on it like oil, plugs, air/fuel filters etc… Runs great and very few problems until latley. It’s very very hard to start.

What’s the problem with my 1994 Isuzu Trooper?

I have a 1994 trooper and recently it has been stalling on me without any warning. After it stalls and I re-try to start it, the RPM needles flutters and then the car dies out. After waiting about 15-20 minutes, I can start the car and then it runs normal again. I took it to a mechanic and could nnot find the problem as it only occurs randomly.

Where is the pick up coil on an Isuzu Trooper?

In some models this problem can also damage the ignitor, which is a solid state transistor that sends the voltage to the ignition coil. Normally the ignition control module also known as the pick up coil is located inside the ignition. Other are located at the crankshaft pulley . Hope this can help.

Why is my speedometer not working on my Isuzu Trooper?

Normally the speedometer (not the RPM indicator) is driven by a cable that runs from the transmission to the instrument cluster, like the cable the lanyard trimmers have to transmits the rotation of the engine to the wires at the end. If for any reason it bends or if it is old sometimes brokes and you loose the speed indication.

I have a 1994 Trooper (SOHC) with just 70,000 miles on it. I’ve done the general up keep on it like oil, plugs, air/fuel filters etc… Runs great and very few problems until latley. It’s very very hard to start.

Look for a front oil seal retainer gasket at the same time and your car will no longer leak oil. When the engine is running, you can hear a rattling sound coming from the front of the car. Although this is a symptom that affects almost all vehicles, it’s extremely common with the Trooper.

I have ‘orrible grey seats and I want to rob some of the recaro ones off someone. Go to the Isuzu Trooper owners club website and start weeping. This is a very well known problem with the injectors on the 3LD leaking fuel into the cylinders thus the sump.

What causes sump on Isuzu Trooper 3.0d DOHC?

Go to the Isuzu Trooper owners club website and start weeping. This is a very well known problem with the injectors on the 3LD leaking fuel into the cylinders thus the sump. When this happens and the oil level rises, the engine can (and does) “run away” to destruction.

I have ‘orrible grey seats and I want to rob some of the recaro ones off someone. Go to the Isuzu Trooper owners club website and start weeping. This is a very well known problem with the injectors on the 3LD leaking fuel into the cylinders thus the sump.

Go to the Isuzu Trooper owners club website and start weeping. This is a very well known problem with the injectors on the 3LD leaking fuel into the cylinders thus the sump. When this happens and the oil level rises, the engine can (and does) “run away” to destruction.

Are there any problems with the Isuzu 3.0crd engine?

Wish he had told me first as I wanted a big thing to lug stuff. The 3.0 is (I think) a GM engine (as opposed to an Isuzu one if you know what I mean) – it seems to have the same problems as the 2.0dti engines in Astras and Vectras – at least that’s the impression I get. Isuzu certainly must know that there are problems with the 3.0crd.

What are the gears on a bighorn truck?

wont go in top gear or overdrive for about an hour of driving and then it will start going in but only for about half a minute and then for the rest of the day it will go through the top 3 gears (at 100km) like a musical instrament , the gears are like 3,4,5,4,3,4,5,4,3,4,5,4,3 . if that makes any sence. its very irataiting.

What to do with an Isuzu Trooper Bighorn?

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Is the 1994 Isuzu Trooper 3.1 still sealed?

1994 isuzu trooper 3.1. no pets or smoking in the car. removed from a isuzu trooper in used condition so please do not expect new. 1994 Isuzu Trooper 3.1 Box not opened, still sealed and in very good condition. Will listen to offers. 28.1 .

What kind of engine does the Isuzu Bighorn have?

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Why does my Isuzu Trooper keep cutting out?

The engine idle should be at constant revs but this issue makes the revs jump and down. The idle air control (IAC) valve is known for failing on this vehicle, which not only causes the above problem but can mean that your engine cuts out unless you apply some gas.

Wish he had told me first as I wanted a big thing to lug stuff. The 3.0 is (I think) a GM engine (as opposed to an Isuzu one if you know what I mean) – it seems to have the same problems as the 2.0dti engines in Astras and Vectras – at least that’s the impression I get. Isuzu certainly must know that there are problems with the 3.0crd.

How to test a 3.2L Isuzu fuel pump?

TEST 1: Using Starting Fluid To Confirm Lack Of Fuel. TEST 2: Checking Fuel Pressure With A Fuel Pressure Gauge. Location Of The Schrader Valve. Where To Buy A Fuel Pressure Test Gauge. Where To Buy The Fuel Pump And Save. More 3.2L Isuzu Diagnostic Tutorials.

Are there any problems with the Isuzu 4×4?

Isuzu Problems! This thread serves at a database of all problems experienced by Isuzu owners. This will give potential buyers or owners of this specific make a database they can go through to see what problems their vehicle could possibly develop.

4JX1 engine is driving me mad. Failing to start again… Multiple problems? Engine turns over. No start. Flash code 56. Immobiliser? CHECK ENGINE light, cut off and starting issues on 4JX1… ENGINE FIRES, CUTS AND THEN NEEEDS A LOT OF CRANKING!! 04 Trooper 3l Auto Intermittently Cuts Out NOT usual faults! 4JB1T Starting issue.

Why are the needle fluters on my Isuzu Trooper not working?

The RPM needle fluters because the ignition control module is the signal that the ECM uses to indicated the engine rpm’s. Your trooper probably has a bad ignition control module. Let it checked or try to recover a code.

Where is the fuse box on an Isuzu Trooper?

It is a bundle of wires (part #8-97148-639-8-Costs $413.46, paid $330 from Seekonk Isuzu 401-434-6985) that comes of your fuse box inside the engine and spiders out throughout every sensor/electrical device under the hood. The wires that normally go bad runs in a black plastic tray on top of the engine. Which is extremely hot while running.

Are there any problems with the Isuzu 3.0l diesel engine?

As I understand it is is only the 3.0L engine but from what I have just read repair costs are horrendous – making the car a “throw away item” if you have problems ! for further info if you are interested. Be fair m8 Isuzu did sort out the problems on later models and post 99 you should be OK.

Why is my catalytic converter not working on my Isuzu Trooper?

In the Trooper, this is most likely to be a sign that your catalytic converter is on the way out. This isn’t a fault that you can repair, so the only option is going to be to order a new catalytic converter from BreakerYard.

Are there any problems with the Isuzu Trooper 3.0 turbo engine?

Sorry for bringing up such an old tread. I work for Isuzu as a mechanic so i said for future reference here is the problems associated with the 3.0 DOHC Turbo engine. 1. Injectors. Usually the electronics in them fail and cause a miss fire. 2. Injector Sleeves.

What to do if your Isuzu Trooper won’t start?

Now 2 days later it won’t start again. The engine turns over OK. When cranking the oil pressure gauge reads about half way between 0 & 85. I removed the white wire, no start. Tried the extra 2 litres of oil, no start. What’s my next move? Anybody recommend a dealer with Tech2 in County Antrim, N. Ireland?

Can a ropcv stop an Isuzu Trooper?

The oil pressure is just for the engine not the injection .But check you brake light fuse as that will stop the engine if its gone . It sounds as if the ropcv might be playing up but only a Tech 2 will show that . 2 New Troopers !

What kind of oil to use in Isuzu Trooper?

TITAN XTR 5W/30 is recommended for all applications where an oil of viscosity 5W/30 is recommended, meeting ACEA A1/B1, ACEA A5/B5 and/or API SJ/SL/CF is specified. It is particularly suitable for use in the latest Ford petrol and diesel engines where this type of oil gives maximum fuel economy and engine durability.

Why does my Isuzu Trooper not start up?

The Trooper has lost a lot of power, and it won’t start again while the engine is warm or hot. There’s a very good chance that your injectors have failed. Check our drop-down menu for new injectors.

Which is the most popular Isuzu Trooper manual?

In the table below you can see 0 Trooper Workshop Manuals,0 Trooper Owners Manuals and 1 Miscellaneous Isuzu Trooper downloads. Our most popular manual is the Isuzu Trooper Ii Workshop Manual (L4-2559cc 2.6L SOHC (4ZE1) (1989)) .

You can hear a ticking sound coming from the engine valve train area. It’s very likely that you have a varnish build-up in the hydraulic lash adjusters. Using a higher quality oil will usually resolve the problem. You can see spots of oil on the road where you’ve parked. This is an issue that Isuzu is aware of and has taken steps to remedy.

When to replace the differential on an Isuzu Trooper?

It’s not too common on the Trooper, but the more miles it has done, the more likely it is that you have a leak in your differential. This tends to happen at around the 55,000-mile point, and the differential will need to be replaced. Have a replacement delivered by BrekaerYard and install it yourself to save on very high mechanic fees.

What happens when the crank sensor goes bad?

Sometimes the ignition module or crank sensor can be intermittent, but they generally get so bad that the vehicle will not start at all. If no spark when you crank, then look at the ignition system.When they go bad, there may be no code stored.

Why does my Isuzu Trooper 4jx not start?

The ECU will be fine with a engine rebuild but the 4JX takes a bit longer to start if all the injector oil paths are empty – can be up to 5 or 6 mins of 20 second cranking bursts. Also if you rebuilt due to diesel in the oil from bad injectors the control valve for the injector oil pressure may be faulty so it wont start.

Sometimes the ignition module or crank sensor can be intermittent, but they generally get so bad that the vehicle will not start at all. If no spark when you crank, then look at the ignition system.When they go bad, there may be no code stored.

How do I reset the Tod code on my Isuzu Trooper?

” As an FYI, you do not need special sofware to reset the TOD ECU DTCs (Diagnostic Trouble Codes). To reset the codes, all you have to do is ground the #8 pin on the diagnostic link connector, located just to the left and slightly below the steering wheel (on my 2000 Trooper) under the pop-open cover, and then follow a few simple reset steps.

How much rear wheel drive does an Isuzu have?

No bars illuminated: approximately 100% rear-wheel drive; 0% front-wheel drive. One bar illuminated: approximately 85% rear-wheel drive; 15% front-wheel drive. Two bars illuminated: approximately 70% rear-wheel drive; 30% front-wheel drive.

How does Tod work in an Isuzu 4×4?

When TOD is activated and the transfer case is in the High range position and TOD is turned on, the TOD control unit receives signals sent from the 12 input sensors, including front and rear axle speed sensors, ABS brake switch and the throttle position sensor.

Isuzu has not produced the Trooper since 2002, and the manufacturer has made only a few recalls on this automobile. Several Trooper owners have complained about transmission problems, according to Edmunds. These transmission complaints deal with everything from complete transmission failure to a more minor problem with the transmission fluid.

When to add transmission fluid to an Isuzu Trooper?

The Isuzu owner must add transmission fluid when the level falls below the top line of the dipstick, but he is warned against adding fluid in excess of the top line. Isuzu Trooper owners have complained about transmission failure attributable to overheating of the unit due to its being operated with a clogged transmission filter.

Why does my Isuzu Trooper clunk in third gear?

More frequently the car will “clunk” as it shifts into third gear, again, right after starting the car. This also requires me to pull over, stop, count to at least 20 and re-start.

What should the transmission fluid level be on a trooper?

A Trooper can slip gears, jerk when gears are shifted or not let the Isuzu move at all. The Trooper owner needs to check the transmission fluid level. The transmission fluid level dipstick, with lines indicating level, is located under the hood. These lines show whether the transmission fluid level is low or at an acceptable level.

” As an FYI, you do not need special sofware to reset the TOD ECU DTCs (Diagnostic Trouble Codes). To reset the codes, all you have to do is ground the #8 pin on the diagnostic link connector, located just to the left and slightly below the steering wheel (on my 2000 Trooper) under the pop-open cover, and then follow a few simple reset steps.

Why does my Isuzu Trooper make a rattling sound?

When the engine is running, you can hear a rattling sound coming from the front of the car. Although this is a symptom that affects almost all vehicles, it’s extremely common with the Trooper. That’s because the Trooper goes through timing chain tensioners a lot faster than you see on other cars.

Is the front axle always turn on an Isuzu Trooper?

Yes the front axles will always turn, regardless of if the Shift on the Fly is engaged or not. It sounds like the light sensor is bad. My ’94 Isuzu Trooper S (3.2 lt, V6 SOHC) has 105K miles on it. It is the perfect SUV. Battery was flat, I jump started and drove. Everything was perfect for the first 80 miles.

What are the warning lights on an Isuzu Trooper?

The other night I was driving home & a bunch of idiot lights came on all at once: low fuel warning (tank is full), O2 sensor, alternator & brake warning lights, & check engine. I made it home but when I try to start car, it starts, runs for about ten seconds with all of aformentioned lights glowing, then check engine light goes out and it dies.

How can I repair my Isuzu Trooper car?

Check the links in the Online Repair Manuals guide and Where To Find Your Car Owner’s Manual Online. Most of the free repair links are US centric, but maybe one or two will help out. Briefly, the Trooper is pre programmed to remind you to change the O2 sensors after certain mileage.

What happens if you leave the trooper warning light on?

Leaving the light on will not cause any other problems, unless the O2 sensor is indeed in need of repair (replacement, really), in which case the emissions will be out of spec and may cause a variety of conditions like engine stumbling, idle speed and gas consumption to name a few. Good luck….one owners opinion. I’ve a 1997 trooper.

Is the Isuzu Trooper still out of manufacturing?

The Isuzu Trooper may have been out of manufacturing for quite some time, but that doesn’t mean it’s not one of the top dogs when it comes to off-roading. A lot of people still have old Troopers that they fix up and take out on the trails, and 4WP is all about keeping the spirit of old vehicles alive.

Where can I buy replacement Isuzu Trooper bumpers?

If you’re in need of replacement Isuzu Trooper bumpers for your ride, we’ve got what you need. There are a lot of things that make shopping for Isuzu Trooper parts at 4WP a great experience, but one of the best parts is knowing everything you buy is going to fit.

Why are there so many idiot lights on my Isuzu?

Posts: 414. It has been said before, but bears repeating. A multitude of idiot lights in an Isuzu can indicate a failing alternator or other electrical problem. Often, a fault code will register due to the electrical failure of another sensor or switch due to the voltage fluctuations.

What causes a fuel pump to come on on an Isuzu Trooper?

Scroll through our parts list for the Isuzu Trooper. Order the replacement and watch a few online guides if you’ve never changed a fuel pump before. The car idles roughly, and the check engine may have come on. In most cases, rough idling on the Trooper is the result of a damaged intake manifold gasket.

In the Trooper, this is most likely to be a sign that your catalytic converter is on the way out. This isn’t a fault that you can repair, so the only option is going to be to order a new catalytic converter from BreakerYard.

What to do if your Isuzu Trooper throttle is not working?

Watch the video below to see this problem in action: You can remove the IAC valve and clean it out with some carb cleaner or throttle body cleaner. It is recommended to clean out the throttle body at the same time. This should sort the problem but if not, you may need to replace the IAC valve.

When did the Isuzu Trooper go out of production?

Isuzu built the Trooper from 1981 to 2002. If anything, it was boxier than those aforementioned overlanders; plus, it was just as capable and durable. Yet for whatever reason, it hasn’t had anything approaching the same renaissance as those other SUVs. Even the mintiest, rarest-spec Isuzu Trooper couldn’t crack $25,000 on Bring a Trailer.

How big is the cargo space of the Isuzu Trooper?

The Trooper was about the boxiest SUV imaginable, with all of the good things that come with that. It was excessively upright, with massive windows and a tapered hood for excellent visibility. It offered as much as a voluminous 118 cubic feet of cargo space.

What makes a trooper 3.5L engine fail?

The other known occasionally >60K miles failing part on the 01 Trooper 3.5L engine is the intake manifold gaskets. These are thick composite insulating gaskets, and they can sometimes crack allowing air into the engine. Air input into the engine at a gasket leak bypasses the air filter and engine computer monitoring.

Why does my Trooper have no plug wires?

I’m sorry my trooper is a 1999, there are no plug wires and each cyclinder has a coil pack, the liquid is water/oil mixture and maybe condensation could be part of the problem, i have bought a new coil pack and replaced the old one but still have the problem. Also can anyone tell me how to change my email address?

Why does my Isuzu Trooper smell like gasoline?

Thats why you probably smell gasoline odor after cranking for a while. Theres not current to the sparks. In some models this problem can also damage the ignitor, which is a solid state transistor that sends the voltage to the ignition coil.

It is a bundle of wires (part #8-97148-639-8-Costs $413.46, paid $330 from Seekonk Isuzu 401-434-6985) that comes of your fuse box inside the engine and spiders out throughout every sensor/electrical device under the hood. The wires that normally go bad runs in a black plastic tray on top of the engine. Which is extremely hot while running.

What is the trouble code for an Isuzu fuel pump?

OBDII Isuzu Code Definitions. Trouble Code Fault Location Probable Cause P1085 High Pressure Fuel Pump Performance P1093 Fuel Rail Pressure Too Low P1101 Mass air flow (MAF) and manifold absolut Wiring, MAF, MAP, ECM

What is the OBD2 code for OBDII Isuzu?

OBDII Isuzu Code Definitions. Be sure to double check the codes. Anything P1000 to P1999 or P3000 to P3400 will be Manufacturer specific and may not match the ones listed here. Check specific manufacturer pages on the site, as some of them, we list the OBD2 codes on those pages for those specific vehicles.

Are there any problems with the Edmunds Trooper?

Several Trooper owners have complained about transmission problems, according to Edmunds. These transmission complaints deal with everything from complete transmission failure to a more minor problem with the transmission fluid. Edmunds reports that some Trooper owners have had problems with the transmission slipping.


What causes rough idling on an Isuzu Trooper?

In most cases, rough idling on the Trooper is the result of a damaged intake manifold gasket. We always have these in stock for the Trooper, and installation is relatively straightforward.



Normally the speedometer (not the RPM indicator) is driven by a cable that runs from the transmission to the instrument cluster, like the cable the lanyard trimmers have to transmits the rotation of the engine to the wires at the end. If for any reason it bends or if it is old sometimes brokes and you loose the speed indication.

The RPM needle fluters because the ignition control module is the signal that the ECM uses to indicated the engine rpm’s. Your trooper probably has a bad ignition control module. Let it checked or try to recover a code.