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Diesel Engine Missing - 1996 Isuzu Bighorn SUV 3.1D

I have owned this vehicle for 5 years and it has always had this fault. When driving normally at around 2000rpm, it 'misses'. Most days there's no problem. Then on other days it can happen 20 times.
I've tried using fuel additive to get rid of water but this had no affect.
Any ideas of the cause? Could it be an injector? Or, possibly a vacuum leak?

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  • Lowvac Jan 06, 2009

    I have the same problem with a 1996 bighorn 3.1td.

    After using dirty/water loaded diesel that ruined my injection pump, after changing the pump its missing im now going to have the injectors refurbished will let you know if it works.

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Hi kiwi
im dave

have you tried changing the fuel filter?

it could definitely be a defective injector or low fuel output at the injectors.

it could definitely also be a vacuum leak at the throttle body, intake manifold or any of the vacuum hoses

ignition timing may be off

engine emission control system may have a fault

cylinder compression may be low or uneven

ignition system may be weak or faulty including glow plug(s)

camshaft lobes or valve train components may be worn

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Hi is your 4x4 the 3.0l or 3.1l cos it sounds like a bad injector to me only the 3.0l is electronic(i think)and it may be loosing fuel presure (can be costly)the other 3.1l can be alot easyer to solve put neat fuel cleaner into your filter and alow engine to run then turn off and leave over night next day start up again only this time run on diesil with a mix (in tank of cleaner and fuel)hope this helped

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