Question about 1991 Isuzu Trooper
1991 Isuzu Trooper Leaking Antifreeze I have had one auto repair shop tell me that it is a leak from the timming chain cover gasket, and the cost was over 800 to fix the problem. My concern is that they could be wrong because it had taken them 5 different times in 2 weeks to figure out I had a bad starter. On all 5 visits they kept charging me for "work" they did, but the trooper kept needing to go back the next day after bringing it home, so that really makes me question this diagnosis. Can you please tell me what to look for regarding if it is a leak from the timing chain gasket. Thak you
First, I recommend you find a different repair shop. You can sometimes tell where a coolant leak is form the " trial " it leaves behind [ white residue, or a clean area ]. Most times you need a ultra-violiet light and a tracer dye installed in the cooling system and pressurized. This would make the coolant glow under the light, making the leak stand out. An alternative is to try a good stop leak, there are several [ Bar's - for one that I've had good luck with older vehicles ] that won't clog up other parts of the system [ heater core, etc.] when installed according to thier instructions.
Posted on Mar 15, 2011
If your leak is at the front of the engine it's probably coming from the water pump. I don't know if there is a freeze plug on that engine. I would tell the repair people to fix your car at no charge or report the to them to the better business bureau.
Posted on Mar 15, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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