1998 Isuzu Oasis Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Isuzu Oasis

1998 Isuzu Oasis Problems

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.

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 AC evaporator can collect mold and give a foul smell. The evaporator will have to be disinfected or replaced to repair this issue.

 

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1998 Isuzu Oasis Questions

Just learned the rattling noise I've been hearing is something lose or broken inside the catalytic converter. Is this normal?

The large hose coming from the air filter has a large hold in it & needs to be replaced. It is a part that can only be obtained from the dealer.

brake lights stay on all the time. could this be the brake light switch? If so where is it located?

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1998 Isuzu Oasis Recalls

The electrical contacts in the ignition switch may be worn. This may cause the engine to stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the ignition switch to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin by June 14, 2002.

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. CERTAIN VEHICLES WERE MANUFACTURED WITH BALL JOINTS THAT CAN PREMATURELY WEAR OUT AND, IN THE WORSE CASE, THE BALL JOINT WOULD SEPARATE CAUSING THE FRONT SUSPENSION TO COLLAPSE.

The ball joints in the front suspension may prematurely wear out. The ball joints could break in severe circumstances, which may cause an accident. Dealers will replace the front suspension lower ball joints. This recall is expected to begin by May 17, 1999.

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