How do you change the starter on your 1994 Isuzu trooper?
You take it to a mechanic.
---------------- for people with tools and who don't have $400
I am working on a 1993 Isuzu Trooper with the V6 engine.
Other web posts suggest the Isuzu starter is the same as a
common General Motors light truck starter. (The transmission is GM
The battery power arriving at the starter solenoid is always
hot. You must disconnect the battery ground before working on the
Other web posts describe three approaches to getting clearance
to remove the starter from the engine. The problem is this starter
is hard to reach.
One approach is to remove 4 14mm motor mount bolts and raise the
engine 1" using a floor jack and a wood block. See automotiveforums
dot com. Users report this turns the starter job into a "2 hour
job". Really now?
Another approach is to remove the bolt-on frame crossmember
under the car. This crossmember is removed when doing trans filter
replacement. See answers.com "How do you replace the starter in a
The third approach is disconnect parts of the exhaust system.
The problem is exhaust system studs, nuts, gaskets and bolts have
to be replaced if you mess with them.
So far, my son and I have jacked up the Isuzu, removed the front
wheel, tried to reach the starter through the wheel well, and we
have found and turned the 2 13mm flex socket size attachment bolts.
The battery is still connected and I can't reach the electrical
connections to attach test leads. Getting the starter unwired and
out of it's pocket is the big problem.
My starter extraction work plan is: jack engine first, remove
crossmember second if needed. I really don't like to touch those
old crusty exhaust system bolts.