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Advice on what makes of bullbars
Hello there, 1991 was the year that the Trooper was updated. This update changed the body style and dimensions. The answer would depend on what generation yours is, and the make of the bull bar. Some are made for specific...
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Can't find the little hole that releases the key cylinder to take it out.
The key cylinder is not removable and is replaced as an assembly only. You have to remove the multi-function switch first then remove the bolts holding on the ignition lock assembly. If you need guidance on your ignition repair, a...
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Car overheating, rust-like residue leaking out
The engine may have a head gasket leak. The residue you see is from the combustion from the engine getting into the radiator cooling system. A combustion test done on the radiator should be done to see if you have...
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Rebuilt transmission shuddering
Take the 2000 Isuzu Trooper back to the rebuilder since they should have a 12,000 mile 12 month warranty on the repairs. They should honor the warranty for you since your car is under mileage. The possible problem in this...
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Check light keeps blinking Isuzu Trooper V6-3.5L
The Check Engine Light under the TOD is the indicator that there is a problem in the 4WD and transmission system. Your 4WD or transmission system has diagnostic capabilities to test and get codes out. You may need to have...
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Car suddenly shut off, fuel expelled on the filter
I suspect you have fuel pressure on your 2000 Isuzu Tropper, but the engine potentially died for another reason - perhaps for running low on oil since you mention that you need to add oil all the time. You will...
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Rough idling, hard shifting and shuddering at the highway
Thanks for writing in about your 2002 Isuzu Trooper. The rough idle may be due to the fuel injection system being dirty or having an engine vacuum leak causing a lean condition. The hard shifting and shuttering with the chirping...
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The headlights wont shut off and the horn keep honking when I turn them on.
It sounds like you have a rubbed through wiring harness or two. All the components you mentioned are switched on the ground side. That means if there is a short to ground on the switch side before the relay, then...
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Fan pully won't line up after doing new head gaskets
Hi there. You need to make sure the crankshaft pulley is put on all the way. The front crank pulley should be very close to the front timing cover. If it is on all the way, then you either have...
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Engine starts but dies after 3-5 seconds
Hi there. This can be caused by a fuel rail pressure sensor, but most of the time when this code comes up it is because the fuel pump has failed. A fuel pump will fail much more often then this...
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Misfire but when get up to 60 to 70 miles and hour, it runs smooth
Hi there. When I get these readings during an emissions test I usually start by checking the fuel pressure. A lean running condition from a weak fuel pump will cause this. If the fuel pump is fine, then I install...
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Key isn't stuck in the ignition, but will not turn at all, and I know the battery is dead. Is it the battery or worn key cylinder?
Hi there. Try turning the steering wheel hard and see if the ignition tumbler will unlock. If the tumbler will unlock, then the lock inside the steering column is worn and needs replaced. If the steering will not unlock, then...
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Doing an engine swap and plug doesn't match
Hello. An adapter for this sort of task may be difficult to find, but would likely be the simplest way to make the necessary connections without modifying the harness. If one of these is not available then the next best...
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The flexplate has cracked twice in the past 6 months.
Hi there. Aside from a manufacturing defect, the only things that will cause a cracked flex plate are improper torque on the plate bolts at the crank and torque converter and the most common cause of transmission to engine misalignment;...
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I have white milk coming out of my exhaust pipe but I don't see it mixing in my oil pan when I check my oil
In most cases, the white smoke is an indicator of coolant finding a way into the combustion chamber. This could happen through a damaged head gasket or a crack in the cylinder head or engine block. Most of the time,...
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tires
The proper tire size for your vehicle is 245/70-16 and yes all four tires must be the same size and preferably should be replaced all at one time. If you buy two NEW tires, for safety reasons, the new tires...
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I am looking into getting a Trooper on Craigslist. The add says "wouldn't shift into 3rd gear."Can this be an inexpensive fix?
The transmission not shifting into third gear is going to be an internal transmission clutch or shift valve that can be causing the no shift. You would want to allow at least $2000 for the transmission to be replaced in...
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Cant I put manual hubs on my trooper?
Hi there. You can change the auto locking hubs to manual locking hubs as long as the parts will fit. Just keep in mind, by replacing the auto hubs with manual hubs, you will have to get out of the...
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Just put in a new fuel pump and it will not turn on still! Cant even hear the fuel pump working
Be sure that any engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated, thus preventing the car from starting. Check for the characteristic, but momentary, whirring sound from the in-tank fuel pump at key "on". If no fuel pump operation is...
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won't turn over
Hi there. Manually turning over an engine while spark plugs are installed is very hard to turn over due to compression inside the motor. If your car won't turn over when you turn the key, it's likely caused by an...

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