Isuzu Trooper Parts And Isuzu Trooper Accessories
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Isuzu Trooper SUVs with the automatic transmission offer better shifting and handling compared to their manual counterparts, but it comes with the expense of added maintenance. In particular, modern automatic transmissions like those in the Trooper are filled with hydraulic transmission fluid that needs to be changed at regular intervals. Transmission fluid is essential in keeping the transmission gears lubricated and within optimum temperature ranges, but like other automotive fluids, they tend to weaken over time.
Ideally, the Isuzu Trooper needs to have transmission fluid changed anywhere from 50,000 to 75,000 miles, depending on how often the vehicle is used. If the transmission has suffered a leak, the leak must be patched and the transmission must be refilled immediately. Any authorized service center can replace the transmission fluid in the Trooper for you, but the process is easy enough for you to do all by yourself.
Transmission fluid comes in various types, with each one catering to specific factors such as the age of the vehicle, friction reduction, and racing-grade performance. For the Isuzu Trooper, the manufacturer recommends using Mercon-3 transmission fluid. Mercon-type transmission fluids are among the most commonly used transmission fluids in the market, and come with additional features such as friction modifiers. If Mercon-3 is unavailable, you can also use Dexron-3 fluid, which has nearly similar properties as the former. It is also ideal to use synthetic fluids, as they tend to last longer and have added features such as better resistance to high and low temperatures and rust inhibitors.
With the engine parked in a level surface, switch on the ignition and let the engine idle until it has reached normal operating temperature. Look for the transmission fluid dipstick from the passenger\'s side of the engine bay parallel to the engine oil dipstick, and carefully pull it out. Take note of the condition of the transmission fluid: if it has a dark brown color with a burnt smell, it must be replaced.
Note: If the oil is below the \"Add\" notch in the dipstick, you will need to refill the transmission via the fill plug. Pour the fluid into the fill plug until the oil reaches the \"Fill\" notch on the dipstick when inserted into the transmission
With the engine still idling, move the shifter in your lever to all gear ranges until it reaches Park. Slide the drain pan directly underneath the drain plug and unscrew to let the transmission fluid flow into the pan. Once the transmission is completely drained, close the drain plug and open the fill plug. Pour a quart of transmission fluid over the fill plug hole and open drain plug again. Repeat the process until the fluid that drains out is clear in consistency, upon which you can close the drain plug and refill the transmission completely with fluid. Make sure to close the fill plug as soon as the transmission fluid begins to settle.