Question about Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2001 Isuzu Trooper engine suddenly shuts off

Anyway, it's a 2001 Isuzu Trooper with a V6 engine -- 3.5 liter, I think. The engine suddenly shuts off at seemingly random times, though so far never at highway speeds. When this happens, it will eventually start right up again after 15-30 minutes, although most recently I was able to restart it after only a minute or two. So far the shop has replaced the ignition module (electronic ignition control), the throttle body, the camshaft position sensor, and the crankshaft position sensor. None of these repairs has solved the problem permanently. I don't know if it's relevant but I started having this trouble right after they did a bunch of other work on the car. At that time, they replaced the timing belt, the timing belt idler, the timing belt tensioner, the camshaft seal, crankshaft seal, the PCV valve, and the water pump, among other things.I can't help but wonder if something got messed up when they did this work, which caused the problem I'm currently having -- but I have no way of knowing.

Posted by on

  • Mark Dunakin Dec 25, 2013

    This is my brother's ride and I am trying to help him out :)

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Cars & Trucks Master
  • 3,103 Answers

With all this work having been done they may have left some connector loose or disconnected entirely..whatever it is.. its getting hot and shutting down to cool off..

Posted on Dec 25, 2013

Testimonial: "Thanx, I sent him this info and will see what he thinks and forwarded your suggestions too. And suggested that he also contact you directly, as this will most likely work better, but he isn't the mechanic in the family like I always was for a good part of my life. So, that is why I am trying to help out here a bit, to sort of push things along :)"

  • 1 more comment 
  • Mark Dunakin Dec 27, 2013

    Well, I let my brother know about this, but, I guess he is doing what ever, as he claims it isn't over heating, so, I have no clue what to do to help him out from here?

  • Mark Dunakin Dec 27, 2013

    Yet, at the same time, he seems to say, some of his guages don't seem to be working all that correctly, but he still insist that the overheating part he knows isn't happening, as he has seen what that looks like befor and that doesn't look like what is going on during these times?

  • Mark Dunakin Dec 27, 2013

    I had hoped he would of at the very least contacted you personally, anyway, I personally want to thank you for your time and effort though :)

×

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 316 Answers

SOURCE: timing belt

You obviously need to replace your TPS, and you may need a new belt tensioner as well. On these cars the timing belt setup is not about no 1 cylinder being top dead center. Here are the proper steps to do a timing belt on this vehicle:

To change the timing belt first place the right side of the vehicle on a jack stand and remove the right front tire. Remove the plastic cover inside the wheel well to expose the harmonic balancer. Remove the serpentine belt (standard 3/8" rachet will set in the belt tensioner to relieve tension). Remove the harmonic balancer (19mm). Place a jack under the engine on the right side of the vehicle, then remove the engine mount from the top of the fender well, (17mm deep well socket and 17mm wrench required) it is not necessary to remove the mount from the side of the engine. Remove the timing cover, (10mm) it has 2 nuts. Loosen the timing belt tensioner, (10mm) then pry it away to relieve the tension. Slide the timing belt off of the cam gear.

To position the new belt, the cam gear has a arrow on it, and the cylinder head has a small dot. Align the arrow with dot, and make sure it is aligned (the arrow must point up). The crank gear has a notch and the engine has a groove to align the notch. Again, make sure the notch and groove are aligned (they again will be up). Place the new timing belt in position around the crank gear, the water pump and belt tensioner and leave the slack at the top. Again relieve any tension from the belt tensioner, and slide the belt on to the cam gear. Place a slight bit of tension on the belt and tighten the belt tensioner. Use the 19mm bolt from the harmonic balancer and turn the engine 2 complete turns and verify that the cam gear and crank gear are in their proper positions and aligned with the dots and notches. After 2 complete turns of the engine, and verifying everything is still aligned, re-assemble in reverse. No further adjustment is necessary.

Note:There is no timing adjustment for this vehicle, and if you are not properly aligned on the cam gear and crank gear it will not run properly.




Posted on Apr 29, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: I have a 2001 Buick Regal that will cut off at

I had same problem on my 2001 model about 2 years ago, too. I just replace the Fuel pressure regulator ($50) and the problem fixed. Trust me on this, don't waste your money on changing anything.

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

  • 1129 Answers

SOURCE: 2001 Passat 1.8T brook the time belt

Sometimes you must install the timing cover temporarily with the crank pulley to ensure you are at true Top Dead Center line up the notch on the pulley with the pointer on the timing belt cover or pointer on crankshaft cover I had a problem with a dual cam Honda in which the marks on the engine block where slightly off. you must ensure that both intake valves and exhaust valves are shut one cylinder #1 by turning the cams in the appropriate direction, from your description of the situation it sounds like when it runs poorley it is off by one tooth, when you move forward a tooth it runs but poorly make sure you are moving both cams if equipped with dual cam, both cams should be in the exact same visual location in other words all valves completly shut, be careful not to move lower shaft after lining up the crank pulley to cover pointer marks, after resetting turn the engine over two full turns then recheck all markers.

Posted on Aug 03, 2009

  • 51 Answers

SOURCE: 2003 Dodge Neon: P0016 (already replaced sensors, belt, tensioner

the computer may need to be reflashed. if it is running then it is not a bad sensor. either of those being bad would cause it not to run.

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

Molson02536
  • 3854 Answers

SOURCE: My son's 2004 Kia Optima started stalling on the

Start with the simple and replace the fuel filter. The fuel filter should be replaced every 15,000 miles or once a year to ensure the fuel system is running 100%. Auto Zone will have the fuel filter and can give you the step by step instructions to getting the job done with common tools. If it's the fuel pump failure, you have not gotten the car restarted. Good luck and keep me posted, be glad to know you got your car running 100% again soon and please rate.

Posted on Jan 11, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I NEED TO PULL THE INTAKE MANIFOLD ON MY 2001 ISUZU TROOPER. WHERE CAN I FIND A BOOK LIKE THE OLD STYLE CHILTONS-TYPE BOOK WITH THE ENGINE COMPONENTS DIAGRAMS AND TORQUE SPECS, ETC?


get a workshop manual from any auto parts shop
the engine and what you are after will be common for any vehicle that has the same engine family

Sep 29, 2016 | Isuzu Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Hi there I am thinking about replacing my 2001 3lt diesel trooper motor with a 87 3.3lt isuzu diesel motor what changer would need doing can I use the 3lt gearbox and the 3.1lt gearbox and engine mounts


The main problem that you will encounter is the mounting of the engine. You might end up having to customize the mounting brackets and reorder some components of the engine compartment in order for the replacement engine to mount correctly. You would have to balance the engine as well and pair up it's output with the capacity of the differentials. I think you can use the present gearbox but results are not guaranteed and it's not an easy fix.

Dec 12, 2010 | 2001 Isuzu Trooper

1 Answer

How do i check the oil on my 2001 isuzu trooper. i have looked and looked under the hood and can not find the dip stick?


the dip stick for the oil on a isuzu trooper is on the right hand side of the engine and has a yellow top

Nov 09, 2010 | 2001 Isuzu Trooper

1 Answer

'92 Isuzu Trooper speedometer problem


Replace the speed sensor located on the transmission this sends the signal to the speedometer, you may want to check the plug and its terminals to be sure the terminals in the plug are not corroded if they are clean the terminals with electrical contact cleaner then drive the care see if cleaning the plug fixed it if not replace the speed sensor.

Dec 07, 2009 | 1992 Isuzu Trooper

1 Answer

2002 Isuzu Trooper Transimission


Take back to dealer and ask them to put in trans shift additive. Worked for my 2001 Trooper.

Dec 08, 2008 | 2001 Isuzu Trooper

1 Answer

Firing order for 2001 isuzu trooper


this link was from the autozone online manual i think this is what your looking for thanks jeff http://www.autozone.com/N,26400242/shopping/specsSelect.htm

Dec 02, 2008 | 2001 Isuzu Trooper

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

88 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76649 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Randy Ohler

Level 3 Expert

14585 Answers

Are you a Car and Truck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...