How many miles do you have your Isuzu?

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03-07-2005, 10:23 PM
I thought I would start this trend to watch our members Rodeo's rack up the miles over the years.

Here is the format to use:
Any major problems:

03-08-2005, 07:43 PM
1998 (Trooper)
3.5 V6
No probs yet! (it was bought at 133k)

03-09-2005, 03:28 PM
Year: 1995 (Trooper)
Engine: 3.2 V6
Mileage: 108,000
Any major problems: Just recently had problems with power loss, but I had the catalytic converter replaced and all is well (gas mileage went back up to normal).

03-10-2005, 08:28 AM
2000 Trooper

03-10-2005, 09:24 AM
2000 Trooper
1993 trooper with 165,400 on it .it has the 3.2 sohc.still runs strong.

03-13-2005, 06:08 PM
1998 Trooper
3.5 L
Intake gasket blew under warrenty
Engine #1 bearing went at 63K Needed new short block
Had to rebuild the EGR at 70K
Muffler at 102K
Transmission fluid line to radiator rusted out at 112K. Patched with rubber hose.
Had to rebuild the EGR again at 113K
Power Steering line rusted out at 114K. Replaced the line for $75.

03-14-2005, 05:32 PM
Year: 2001 Trooper LS
Engine:3.5 liter 6 cylinder
Any major problems: Great vehicle. No problems until recently. Check engine light keeps coming on even after I disconnect the battery cable. Reduced power light comes on immediately after the check engine light comes on. Reducing power drastically. P1125 code. I have an open posting asking for help on this.

03-31-2005, 06:17 PM
2.8l 5-speed
Needs transmission repair, clutch, manifold gasket and some other stuff. A local college is going to work on it next year for me I just pay for parts.

04-30-2005, 12:31 PM
1997 Trooper LS
130,000 miles
3.2 L, 4wd
this truck was great right up to the time a lumber truck backed into it and totalled it. (my wife is recovering, but the truck is sably missed)

1998 trooper ls
117,000 miles.
3.5 L, TOD 4wd
bought it used 2 years ago
mechanic tells me it has a bad cylinder and the oul is dumping into it. says it is only a matter of time before it blows and I should decide wrther to shell out thousands to fix it or trade it in. Also, TOD check light just started flashing and one of the auto locking hubs makes a grinding noise occasionally when engaged. (not fond of the TOD by the way). Love the truck and would love to have it fixed but I must think hard about it.

05-19-2005, 09:38 PM
2001 Trooper

3.5L V6

41,000 miles

05-20-2005, 01:36 AM
year: 1999
Repairs: Starter, all other just maintenace
uses from 1 to 1-1/2 qt oil between 3K changes

06-12-2005, 06:13 PM
1988 trooper
218000 miles
Owned since brand new with 12 miles
The head was cracked and replaced under warranty.
Been hit by a deer, two cars and almost totaled once.

06-14-2005, 01:47 PM
Year: 2001 Isuzu Trooper
Engine: 3.5 L
Mileage: 58,000
Any Major Problems: Intake gasket failed at about 32,000 miles while under warranty. Discovered incorrect Champion spark plugs were installed in my vehicle about 16,000 miles later.
Comments: Used an engine cleaner after two problems were fixed. Installed synthetic oil. Use an fuel injector cleaner every tankful. Engine now operates very smoothly. Trooper also consistently achieves about 22-24 mpg. I love this SUV!

06-19-2005, 09:38 PM
Year: 1993
Engine: 3.2 L SOHC
Mileage:180,005 miles
Any major problems:

1. Replaced fuel pump 176k
2. Replaced pinion rear bearing, pinion front bearing, and bearing on axle
at 177k
3. Replaced valve cover gasket, spark plug seals, and 2 fuel injectors at 152k

06-27-2005, 12:58 PM
Year: 1989
Type: Trooper
Miles: 245,000

The only problems so far have been air conditioning quit at 210,000 with some kind of short(Keeps blowing fuses). And now today I'm replacing the fuel filter and pump along with the relay, it won't start. This is the first time it's not started since I've had it.

07-26-2005, 03:21 PM
1990 Trooper 279,000 miles....

ND Guy
07-26-2005, 09:41 PM
1991 Trooper
2.6 4cyl
145,000 miles
Problems? Rusted to smithereens, fuel pump

08-01-2005, 06:26 PM
1999 isuzu trooper

163,000 miles only replaced the starter and repacked the wheel berings. I love this truck. I had a 1994 5 speed trooper and sold it with 220,000 miles still ran like a top.

08-11-2005, 05:40 PM
1990 trooper
2.8L V6
Miles 163,000
Transmission rebuilt

08-16-2005, 01:28 AM
Trooper Limited
106,500 miles

the gas line leaked and made it sound like the muffler was screwed up, spent about $2,000 on repairs, no real damage, family owned since 1997, good car all in all

two dogs
08-16-2005, 10:54 PM
1993 Trooper Diesel Turbo, automatic, sunroof, bull bars
230,000 Miles (370,00km)
New rubber boots on front CVs (CVs were fine, boots tore)
3 changes of cam belt
1 new starter motor - at 200,000m
3 " big bore exhaust fitted (more power, better gas milage) at 100,000m approx
Power steer hose weeping where bolts to pump (virtually from new)...never bothered to change....level stays between high/low in reservoir, never topped up
4 sets of tyres
1 wheel alignment
10 auto gearbox standard services
(Feels like) a million oil changes!!
Grease all nipples once a year
Repacked front auto hubs once
Recently flushed radiator, new antifreeze. No leaks.
Replaced front door speakers as had perished.
Still uses no oil, and economy high 20's per gallon, mostly at 50 to 75 mph. Some towing of horse float (once weekly).
All trips minimum of 20 miles.
Although incredibly boring to drive is very economical and reliable.
Seemingly bullet proof.
Only gripe - aircon not too good on very hot days.
Body no rust or damage.
No 4wd use.
Expecting 500,000km (300,000m) then probably buy another much newer.

08-24-2005, 04:21 PM
1991 Trooper II
2.6L 4-banger

09-28-2005, 06:03 PM
check engine and reduced power light what does this mean, on an 2001 Isuzu Trooper? Thanx,

09-28-2005, 06:07 PM
check engine and reduced power light what does this mean, on an 2001 Isuzu Trooper? Thanx,
I bought it 11 months ago and it has 62,000 miles on it. Keeps stalling on me almost like a timing belt goes out cause I lose all power but then it starts back up, very confused on whats going on here and no one can seem to find out what's wrong with it, please anyone with any input on what this might be, please let me know? Thanx, PJ in Fla

10-15-2005, 02:47 PM
1986 (trooper) 2 door

5-speed w/ 4WD

188500 miles (Just bought it 3 weeks ago)

Replaced the transmission/transfer case 2 weeks ago

10-26-2005, 08:39 PM
96 trooper made it to 256k engine died bought vehicle for $400 installed used engine vehicle is now at 326k and going strong excellent shape paint shines and interior very well taken care of

10-28-2005, 12:29 PM
I had a 93 Trooper with over 100k, then I got hit rear ended by a semi. I obviously replaced it with another trooper. The one I drive now, a 1998 I bought after it had expired a 4 year lease. It had 50k, and now has over 120k. No problems

I used/use both for work, and in my mind they are basically trucks. At least they work like one.

10-29-2005, 09:17 AM
1998 with 178,000 miles. Owned since new. Oil leak when new. Dealer pulled motor and repaired problems. Torque on demand sensor was replaced at 170,000. Rotors rusted out at 150,000 miles. Brakes twice. 4 sets of tires. Other than that just maintenance. Oil consumption same as others I see here, 1 to 2 qts between changes. It has always used oil. Currently fighting an electrical problem. Seems to be the alternator.

Great car!

11-05-2005, 12:09 PM
1999 Trooper
- Bought at 80K
- Engine blew 600 miles later - main and rod bearings
- Engine replaced by dealer with used 50K
- At 100K rear end differential went. Probably due to botched replacement of pinion seal a few months prior.
- Significant oil use (2+ qts per 1000 miles)

After searching the forum, will be trying Sea foam in crankcase, soak, or CD2 solutions to problems

11-05-2005, 05:04 PM
I read someplace that the reason the 98 plus troopers burn extra oil is because while trying to increase perfomance they over increased the manifold pressure which burns the extra oil, or something like that.

11-06-2005, 02:02 AM
1992 Trooper S

11-07-2005, 04:47 PM
1998 trooper
3.5 v6
TOD 4wd broke

11-10-2005, 03:57 PM
Year: 2001 Trooper S
Engine: 3.5 V6
Mileage: 58,000 miles
Any major problems: Bought at 48k miles in late 2004 from original owner, his paper work showed no major work, no major work needed by me yet either.

11-11-2005, 11:06 PM
Year:1988 trooper
Engine:2.6l 4 cyl
Any major problems:just purchased her, and besides being able to start her with a screwdriver, the ebrake slips nearly every time i set it, making finding my troop a game of hide and seek!

12-01-2005, 08:41 PM
Here is the format to use:
Year: 1997 Trooper Limited
Engine: 3.2 L
Mileage: 74k
Any major problems: None, except for the ticking that started last week.(see my first post) Even has original brake pads, rotors, O2 sensors, spark the hell out of my 1992 Range Rover County (glad I dumped that money pit and got a Trooper in 1997).

12-02-2005, 09:22 AM
I have had my Trooper for 6 years, and it had been a great car.

Year: 1990
Engine: V6
Mileage: 236,000
Any major problems: Not many. It's been great overall. The fool who owned it before me never changed the oil, so i had a big job when I first bought it. Now it's running great, PCV problem started the other day that I'm looking in to.

12-05-2005, 10:29 PM
1994 - 225K
- A/C rebuilt (condenser went bad) 150K
- Starter 120K
- Timing Belt 164K

- Has had the "TICK" Aka bad oil injectors for over 100K and still running with no problems (save your money on the $2500 repair - no need)
- Current problems (Trans main seal bad, rear springs shot, many oil leaks, and 1st is going)

2001 Limited 27K

12-08-2005, 12:37 AM
99' Trooper with 85500 miles
88' Trooper with 125307 miles
01' Trooper with 51000 miles

12-14-2005, 11:53 PM
1991 Trooper
2.8 V6
No mentionable problems, but I've only had it for a few months.

12-18-2005, 06:41 PM
Year: 1995 P'up
Engine: 2.3L 4cyl 5sp
Mileage: 212k miles
Any major problems:
Lifter or rocker arm ticking. Still gets 26 - 28 mpg. Runs so much stronger than a 2000 Chevy S-10 with 2.2L Cavalier engine it ain't even funny. I bought the S-10 to replace the P'up but after 6 months of wimpy performance, I sold the S-10.

12-19-2005, 01:09 AM
Year: 1991
Engine: 2.6L 4-cyl
Mileage: ~65k
Major Problems:
Only owned it about a week, previous owner pretty dilligent, so no major probs excpt some undercarriage rust and the 4WD isn't working.

allan k.w.
12-22-2005, 09:45 AM
I thought I would start this trend to watch our members Rodeo's rack up the miles over the years.

Here is the format to use:
Any major problems:my problem is .that iam not getting heat when fan is on high.what do i do.too fix the problem :uhoh:

12-22-2005, 10:40 AM
allan k.w. welcome to the forum.

It's best to leave this thread mileage/age only. Start a new thread with something like "98 Trooper - No heat" or whatever your model/year/engine is and answers will come there.

01-04-2006, 05:27 PM
Engine:3.2 SOHC V6
Mileage: approx. 194,000
Any major problems: $400 worth of A/C work, R/R slave cylinder, will need to replace CV boot/axle soon

01-07-2006, 09:20 PM
1986 Sold in Virginia then exported to Bolivia in 1995.
Engine is a 2.3 L 4ZD1
Miles about 136,700. Odmeter is in miles not kilometers.

Brake pads make a clack clack noise at times. A little grease on the ears has helped, nothing has cured it.

Oil sometime measures incorrectly. I've over filed on a couple of occasions.

Oil leaks on right side or fuel pump side of the engine.

I think a tune up would help, sometimes seems to have a lot less power than other times. I need the specifications for a tune up.

Alternator brushes went out and all the lights came on.

So far, we have only had it for 6 months, no major problems. Could used rear shocks and spring mount rubber bushings. What the heck! she is 20 years old.

Great ride, and low gear power is real good.


Senor Schlep
01-11-2006, 08:04 AM
98 Trooper 77,000 Mi. Purchased With 50k,no Problems So Far. Just Replaced Shocks & Fuel Filter.

88 Trooper 357,000 Mi. Third Owner
2.6 Motor Completely Rebuilt 16,000 Mi Ago For The Second Time.then It Started Pouring Out Smoke,now It's In The Shop Having A New Head Put On. I Will Be Worth It. Want To Go For 500,000 Mi.

01-11-2006, 11:04 PM
2002 Isuzu Trooper s
68400 miles
only problem is P1125

01-12-2006, 09:21 AM
3.1 Turbo Diesel
126,000 Miles

Waterpump, starter motor plus the usual (belts, cv gaiters)

01-13-2006, 09:09 PM
2000 Isuzu Trooper 3.5l

49,000 miles

Currently has a blown motor. Fighting Isuzu to replace it. Warranty ran out in May 2005.

01-13-2006, 09:19 PM
2000 Isuzu Trooper 3.5l

49,000 miles

Currently has a blown motor. Fighting Isuzu to replace it. Warranty ran out in May 2005.

The warranty on my 1998 was 60,000. #1 bearing went at 63,000. I had "a little discussion" with the dealer and rep. They replaced the engine. I paid for a new oil pump (~$200). I also paid for a new timing belt to be put in at the same time.

Don't give up the fight.

01-13-2006, 09:42 PM
The warranty on my 1998 was 60,000. #1 bearing went at 63,000. I had "a little discussion" with the dealer and rep. They replaced the engine. I paid for a new oil pump (~$200). I also paid for a new timing belt to be put in at the same time.

Don't give up the fight.

I also had a "little discussion" with the local dealer, and the Isuzu folks at the "complaint Dept" I believe in Colorado. They refuse to do anything. They say if I cannot provide proof that I changed the oil every 3,000 miles, They cannot help me. I did indeed keep the oil changed on a regular basis, but more like every 4,000 to 4,500 miles. However, I didn't feel I needed to keep all of my receipts. My attorney and I are discussing our options. #1 file a class action civil suit. This will be a massive search for all people that have had, or are currently having, the same problem I did (massive oil consumption), and pull them all together to sue Isuzu. #2 just go to small claims court to try to prove the 2000 3.5 litre engine was manufactured with defective Pistons, rings, cylinders and oil ports. We'll see.

TRUST ME. I will not give up the fight. I work as an administrator at a county prison, and have had 15-20 attorney's tell me they are willing to help anyway they can. I also have two county judges as friends that are interested in this. Just a matter of time.

01-14-2006, 03:12 PM
3.5L V6
Tranny seems to jerk btwn 1st & 2nd but at timse shifts fine.... otherwise good!

01-14-2006, 10:56 PM
89' trooperII
2.6L 4cyl
248,000 miles

2nd owner, only problems is surging when engine gets warm and running hot(not overheating) just running hot

01-26-2006, 02:51 PM
Year:1991 Trooper
Engine:2.8 5speed
Any major problems:Not now, Just rebuilt engine and stroked it to 3.1, idler cam and blue printed and balanced. replaced all bushings and undercarriage stuff.

ND Guy
02-06-2006, 10:07 PM
2.6 4cyl
189,800 miles
Needed to replace engine, replaced with one from my 1991 Trooper with 144,000 miles, also replaced clutch at the same time. No rust, nothing else major is wrong with it.

I also have another 1991 Trooper
2.6 4cyl
152,300 miles
Have had problems with front auto hubs. Engine is very strong.

02-13-2006, 08:21 PM
Year:1993 (Trooper) LS
Engine:3.2 DOHC
Any major problems: Not really. Starter, fuel pump finally at 180000, clutch slave cyl. at about 85000. That's it. Runs great.

02-15-2006, 06:37 PM
No major problems. Have to replace both front wheel bearings soon and left tie rod end but otherwise great vehicle.:iceslolan

trooper dude
03-21-2006, 07:56 AM
98 trooper 94000 miles, having problem with OBDll Code 0440
failed Virginia state inspection
I've been clearing check engin light with cheap OBD scanner
Cleaned EGR
Gas cap passed state inspection
looking for info on next step
Mechanic claims codes remain on PCM even after clearing

03-28-2006, 12:46 AM
Year:1993 Trooper
Engine:3.2SOHC 5speed
Any major problems:None. Just routine stuff, timing belt most recently.

03-30-2006, 12:07 PM
Year: 1999 Trooper S
Engine: 3.5L
Mileage: 73k
Any major problems: Bought it used but untitled in 2000 with only 8k miles on it. Ex was hit pretty hard on the driverside front by a drunkard in 2002. $13k worth of damage and the insurance still didn't total it so I kept it. Fought with the repair shop to get everything just right until I deployed to Bosnia in 2003. Still pulls to the left when you let go of the wheel and the hood is misaligned so that the hood sensor isn't activated unless you jam something in there(currently a small ball of duct tape) and the rear door on that side won't open sometimes because the lock won't pop up all the way(didn't open for over two years, then one day I just pulled up on the lock and bingo, I have a 4door truck again:wink: It sat under pine tree's for almost three years so you can imagine the paint. The windshield is cracked on the top corner on the drivers side, from the inside!! How'd that happen??
I think its starting to burn oil, or either i just noticed it and I just had to top off the brake fluid. I'm glad I got it here, it needs some TLC and hopefully I can give what it needs, I really do like the thing!!

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