A seal in the 4 cylinder engine around the balance shaft tends to fall out, causing a large oil leak. There is a retaining device available to prevent the seal from falling out, which can be put in place during routine timing belt maintenance.
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1996 Isuzu Oasis
1996 Isuzu Oasis Problems
The AC evaporator can collect mold and give a foul smell. The evaporator will have to be disinfected or replaced to repair this issue.
The AC evaporator drain can clog and cause a water leak inside the vehicle, usually on the passenger floor. Cleaning the drain will fix this problem.
There is an issue where the transmission can have a torque converter problem, or the computer monitoring the torque converter can misinterpret the information, and in either case this can cause the Check Engine Light (MIL) to illuminate. The problem will need to be diagnosed and depending upon what is causing the issue, the transmission will have to be repaired or the computer replaced.
The front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. The rotors will need to be machined or in cases where they are worn to thin, replaced to correct this issue.
1996 Isuzu Oasis Questions and Answers
do i need a wheel puller to get front rotors off?
Just checked codes and the transmission sensor is sending a code .
1996 Isuzu Oasis Reviews
This car has been the best! In the 14 years that I have had it I have only replaced the starter motor and because it is the same as having a Honda Odessey I purchased a starter motor for the Odessey because it was $100 dollars cheaper! I have always kept up with all of the necessary things that you need to do to keep a car running the way it should. Maintenance is always a number one priority with my car. I wish that I had bought two of them when I bought mine.