Isuzu Pickup Repair and Maintenance

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

Some engines may develop an oil leak at the front of the engine, the source is commonly the front crankshaft oil seal. Our technicians tell us a revised front oil seal retainer gasket is available to correct this concern.

The heater core may leak coolant, excess coolant loss can result in engine overheating. Our technicians tell us a revised, copper heater is available to replace the original aluminum one.

A squeak type noise may be noted from the steering column when turning. This is commonly due to lack of lubrication of the steering column joint. Removing and re-lubing the joint should correct this concern.

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We can't find diagrams anywhere,w/o purchase of Chiltons manual.

Truck cranks but will not catch.

What codes is it when the light flashes 1 time than pauses than flashes 2 times with the key on engine off. Than with the key on engine running the cel flashes 3 times pauses than flashes 4 times. Any idea on what the codes can be?

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ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND PICKUP TRUCKS, THE LATCH PLATE USED IN THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE WAS NOT MANUFACTURED ACCORDING TO DESIGN DIMENSIONS. IF THE SEAT BELT TONGUE IS INSERTED SLOWLY AT AN ANGLE INTO THE BUCKLE, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF PARTIAL ENGAGEMENT.AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT WITHIN THE VOLTAGE REGULATOR CAN CONTAIN MANUFACTURING ERRORS.THE LATCH PLATE USED IN THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE WAS NOT MANUFACTURED ACCORDING TO DESIGN DIMENSIONS. IF THE SEAT BELT TONGUE IS INSERTED SLOWLY AT AN ANGLE INTO THE BUCKLE, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF PARTIAL ENGAGEMENT.

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Bought this truck in 2006 with 178k on it. Needed something to run around in. Truck now has 308k and is still going strong. Gets about 27 mpg. Have replaced the throwout bearing, pilot bewaring and clutch in trann. Replaced fuel pump and A/C compressor (clutch on that was failing and A/C still blows cold!). Windshield washer pump has failed (not replaced). Fixing to replace the timing belt and ...

Had a 1985 with 150,000 miles. Bought the 1995 used in 2003 with 95,000 miles. It now has 185,000, changed the radiator 3 times, brakes once, O2 sensor twice, blower motor, windshield pump motor, otherwise it starts up every day, gets up to 30 MPG. Not nice to look at but very reliable.

For a 26 year old vehicle that had spotty maintenance till now, this truck is easy to repair, so worth the investment and worth buying new parts 1 by 1. I just want to know how to get above 20mpg gas milage.

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