Sep 252008
 

QUESTION:

I have a 1995 Izusu Trooper and it wouldn’t start. had it towed and the mechanic says the ‘security system’ is locked up. I do not have the remote. Now what? help, help! we had it towed to a local mechanic who says that the security system will not allow it to start. I do not have the remote. I want to know if we can override the system and how.

ANSWER:

What needs to be done:

  1. Disconnect the battery
  2. Insert ignition key and turn it to the “ON” position
  3. With Key still in the “ON” position, reconnect the battery
  4. Now turn the key forward tot he “START” position and start the car

What this does is to allow the engines computer to reset itself.

Jul 292008
 

QUESTION:

I own a 2000 4×4 Isuzu Trooper 3.8 Liter. When it starts up it idles fine, however, when you put it in gear the RPM goes up and you have to keep your foot on the brake pedal because it feels like it wants to go and move fast. Very unusual to experience. Not sure if this is a sensor problem or not. The transmission was replaced or rebuilt in April 2007 with 120,000 miles. Any idea?

ANSWER:

I looked up technical bulletins on your vehicle and it appears there have been problems with the Accelerator Position Sensor. Beyond that it will require some diagnostics by a good technician to determine the exact cause.