So now my mission this weekend is to get the O2 sensors replaced. Check out my reply near the begining of this thread for more. When you take off from a stop it will stay in third gear like you have the winter mode button pushed. The fluttering is gone, and the shaking is gone as well. I think that I will conclude from this that Isuzu trannys need a fluid change sooner than 30K miles.
After rewiring it motor started up first crank. I'm sure she didn't ask the right questions. Common symptoms are erratic shifting, hesitating going into gear and losing transmission fluid without a trace of a leak. Now I need to try again. On modulated transmissions make sure they have enough vacuum. .
I hate knowing that I'm going to have to pay dealer prices to fix a minor problem. If you have a diagnosis please advise what the parts will likely be called so that I can properly select them, where to locate parts online and a probable rough cost for each so I can check that I am ordering the correct part. As you can see I am trying to avoid taking it to the shop-with all of the horror stories I have heard. Was there ever a resolution? I have been following your nightmare postings and trying to avoid not go through what you are going through but it is still happening. This message is for Bigdan430. It's computer and throttle pressure controlled. People, the biggest problem with this transmission is not the transmission, but the electronic module mounted underneath to the base of the shifter.
Many transmission problems in the Isuzu Trooper are attributed to low transmission fluid, with reports indicating that a leaky valve could be the problem. These lines show whether the transmission fluid level is low or at an acceptable level. A leak here is quite common. The tube like thingy that goes from the contact piece up through the black conduit. Low gear works with manual shift, 2nd works. I still notice the noise from the transmission, though.
I'm crossing my fingers and hoping he can find it. Just tell them what you want done. I'll sell it to you for the payoff. Sounds like your crap Trooper was used when you bought it, thus your issues could have come from previous owner neglect or abuse. Always check these items first before your purchase a transmission.
A failing transmission pump makes noise in all gears and is directly proportionate to engine speed. So My dad does me a huge favor and wakes up at 5am to get to the Isuzu shop on the other side of the metroplex. My mechanic decided it was over his head and drove it down to certified transmission. They did when I took it in. I talked to them about the shudder, which they said was faint, but noticeable. I have no idea what the customer serivce guy told me.
If its pumping trans fluid properly it's probably working just fine. Always check transmission fluid level first. Thinking tires might contribute I had my Trooper aligned and had the tires balanced and rotated. The shop keeps given me the run around. Regards, Dan I wouldn't give up on her yet. The not so easy to find leaks are normally hidden by other parts of the transmission, engine or the undercarriage. I havent driven it in about a month and noticed that the battery was dead today-kinda strange, but I think it's unrealted since the tranny gets power from the alternator.
Transmission Service and Maintenance Costs When you service and maintain the transmission in your vehicle yourself, the costs are minimal. Transmission is slipping in D, D2, D3 etc ranges and has essentially no grab. The shop had a 3 year warranty so I took it back. If he does, then I may consider keeping this Trooper and start doing some fix-ups. When you put it in reverse it drops into to gear as it should, but when you put it into drive it has a slight delay before dropping into gear. I was tossing and turning in my chair reading every single post in this thread and down here towards the bottom I was getting ready to start scorching some mechanic booty until I arrived at your post. This doesn't take days of labor or cost thousands in parts.
If you're lucky, Jerry Llemond will happen to be hanging out and give you a quick reply. See image If you have trouble determining the color of the leaked fluid, place a white sheet of paper underneath your vehicle where the fluid leaks to the floor and let it sit overnight. These problems can be caused when the external sensors on the vehicle go bad. A wise mechanic once said, 99% of your problems is electrical. Also, I called Holden who put me onto the 'Parts' department who said that they themselves no longer import new Isuzu Transmissions into Australia?? Put it in D, drove forward, and repeated 2 or 3 times.
They drove it, it shifted fine and strong, but finally let go again. I'm wondering if this is a symptom of something specific. If he does, then I may consider keeping this Trooper and start doing some fix-ups. Posted on May 31, 2015 That is all great advice i Will try that when i get home today. Transmission fluid is crystal clear. For example, it cost nothing to check your transmission fluid level and condition once a month.