Isuzu Pickup Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Isuzu Pickup
Isuzu Pickup Problems
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.
Isuzu Pickup Questions
On the steering column, about halfway down there is a rubber cover. Mine has torn so I'm in need of a replacement. I can't seem to find it anywhere. Maybe I just don't know what to search for exactly.
We can't find diagrams anywhere,w/o purchase of Chiltons manual.
Truck cranks but will not catch.
Isuzu Pickup Recalls
Isuzu Pickup Reviews
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.