1996 Isuzu Trooper Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Isuzu Trooper
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1996 Isuzu Trooper Problems
A ticking noise may be noted from the engine valve train area. This is commonly caused by varnish build up in the hydraulic lash adjusters (HLA). Our technicians tell us that using Mobil 1 synthetic oil has been successful in cleaning the varnish deposits and quieting the lifter noise.
The 4WD indicator may say on in 2WD mode due to a faulty vacuum solenoid or valve. All 4WD vacuum hoses, solenoids, and valves should be inspected and repaired or replaced as necessary to correct this concern.
1996 Isuzu Trooper Questions
does anyone have advice for freeing a stuck clutch plate ?
i can't imagine more bleeding will do any good , clutch is stiffer than a brake . can anyone tell me what's wrong ?
when it is pushed to floor gears start to grind . master cylinder was below min. level . filled it with fluid but still no resistance . do i just need to bleed it ?it has come close to doing this before after sitting all night but pumping the clutch and driving it always brought it back . it sat ...
1996 Isuzu Trooper Recalls
1996 Isuzu Trooper Reviews
very good vehicle. i don't regret buying it(used for 1800 bucks. I would do it again). great 4wd, beast in snow(with all-season tires); but... gas mileage stinks(avg 15mpg); expect to have to replace a lot of wear parts(mine were mostly the originals) starting at about 170,000. if you get one, be sure to get the thing completely lubed(inc front bearings packed), and probably timing belt replace...
Two problems in 15 years. Love it !! Only 1 dealer in North America that I know of. I got my muffler from them well in advance of needing it. Will put it on this fall and hope that's it for the next 15 years.
Best and most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. 1996 model purchased new in 1997, 130k miles, still has original brakes and clutch. All I have had to replace are the shocks, starter, battery, and timing belt. After lots of rough-road driving in the desert, especially Death Valley, it still has no rattles and everything still works.