Isuzu Axiom

The Axiom is a five-door mid-size sports utility vehicle manufactured by Subaru Isuzu Automotive, Inc. between 2002 and 2004. It features a four-speed automatic transmission, a rear/four-wheel drive layout and is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine.

308 Questions

Where is the transmission dipstick of an Isuzu Axiom located?

I heard someone comment that it has a "sealed" transmission, therefore, a dealer has to add fluid.

I own a 2002 Isuzu axiom. they don't have a dipstick but they do have a holding tank on the right side you check and add fluid there.

How do you change head unit on Isuzu Axiom?

There are no known affter market head unit for te Axiom due to the AC controls being incorporated. Most users move the CD Deck to the rear cargo area, then the head unit goes in the arm-rest where the CD used to be, this'll only control the AC system. The after market head-unit can then be placed in the dash.

You can also do away with the factory CD unit and go with a after-market unit to match uour new head-unit.

What motor oil Isuzu axiom needs?

engine oil is 5w-30 but it actually depends on the climate where the vehicle is at. you can go higher or lower viscosity. i preffer synthetic oil..

Isuzu axiom oil leak?

I have found it to be common to leak from the 'lower' oil pan. It is a two-part pan, with the upper being aluminum, and the lower oil sump being steel. It is this interface where the leak occurs.

Remove the Allen head bolts, clean RTV sealer from the factory, install $10 gasket from parts store with a bit of sealer. Done.

Also, have read of quite high oil consumption figures, so keep an eye on it!!

Best of Luck!

Isuzu ascender How do you replace the headlight bulbs?

After 2 days of screwing with mine here is what I found: Open the hood There are 2 clips on top of the headlamp unit. Lift them. Pull the headlamp unit away from the vehicle. In back of the head lamp you will see a small round cover. Remove that cover and you should have access to the bulbs. Disconnect the wiring harness from the bulb. Remove the headlamp bulb by turning the socket counter clockwise. Install the replacement bulb by turning it clockwise. Re-assemble the headlamp.

How do you reset the check engine light on a 2003 Isuzu Axiom?

You'll need a ODBII code reader to reset the check engine. The connection is under the stearing colonm. First check the code, clear the problem and the reset the light.

How do you program a key remote for a 2002 Isuzu axiom?

I found these at: # Open the driver's door.

# Insert key into ignition.

# Turn the ignition switch to the ACC position and then to the LOCK position three times. (This step must be completed within 3 seconds - go as fast as yo can, or the system will not enter the programming mode.)

# Within 10 seconds, close and open the door two times.

# Turn the ignition switch to the ACC position and then to the LOCK position three times (again, do this within 3 seconds.)

# Within 10 seconds, close and open the door. Verify that the power door locks cycle once to confirm that the system is in programming mode.

# Within 20 seconds, press the LOCK button on the transmitter you are programming. Verify that the door locks cycle once.

# Within 20 seconds, press the UNLOCK button on the transmitter. Verify that the door locks cycle once to confirm that the system has accepted the transmitter's code.

# Repeat steps 7 and 8 for each transmitter to be added.

# Remove key from ignition. Disclaimer

How do you replace the brake light bulb on a 2002 Isuzu axiom?

To replace the rear taillamp bulb in an 2002 Isuzu Axioum:

1. Open the rear tailgate.

2. Remove the two screws that hold the tail lense asembly in place.

3. Now there are two pins that hold the lamp in place you must use a screwdriver or other flat device and lightly pry the lense out to the right or left of the vehicle depending on which side your are working on. If you pull back it will not come out as you are putting pressure against the pins it must be pulled toward the side that the vehicle you are trying to remove the lense on.

example: changing the right lamp. {} denotes the lense and the diagram we are looking from the back of the vehicle

{}_____{} -->Pry this direction.

Good Luck I called three dealers and none knew how to do it. I finally figured it out with a flash light and looking in to see what was holding it.

You're making this way too complicated. All you have to do is take the screws out, hold onto the housing with one hand, stoop down a little and give the flat side of the housing - 90 degrees to where the screws were, a little bit of a bop straight toward the outside of the car with the bottom of your palm or side of your fist and the plastic clamps, in the light housing, pop off the posts(called pins above). It needs to be a firm little pop, not a Chuck Norris karate chop. The posts have a little lip on the end that the plastic clamps have to be forced over. If you pry on the light housing your going to scratch or break something. A little chop to the inside of the light housing pops the plastic clamps off the posts and the housing is free. After you get it off and look at it, it will all become clear to you. To put it back simply place the plastic clamps over the end of the posts while holding the housing in place, and, more gently than the removal, pop the clamps back over the posts with the side of your hand and put the screws back in.

Where is the fuel filter on a 2002 Isuzu Axiom?

The fuel filter on an Axiom, like most GM vehicles, is located below the drivers door, on the inside side of the frame rail. You will need a 10mm wrench to loosen the clamp and a pair of pliers to remove the spring clamps. If you let the car sit for about 10 min after running it, there should be no more pressure in the fuel system.

Where is the fuse box in a 2002 Isuzu axiom?

There are two fuse blocks, one in the engine room on the right side(passenger) towards the front and the other one is in the cab of the vehicle on the left side(driver).

As you open the door the panel on the left on the dash will have to be removed in order to expose the fuse block.

Can you change the radio on a 2002 Isuzu axiom?

They do not make a dashkit but I have seen pics of where a custom install was done where they dropped the old stero down and put it between the stock deck and lcd screen

Where is the map sensor located on a 2004 Isuzu Axiom?

Egr valve Isuzu part number 8-17096-178-3 (MSRP $197.69) is located on top of the intake manifold on the right side(if you are in the vehicle) rear of the manifold towards the firewall.

It is held on by two(2) flanged bolts.

How do you add trans fluid to a 2002 Isuzu axiom?

On the bottom of the trans pan you will find two plugs, one lower than the other. The lower one is the drain, the upper one is the fill hole. Pump trans fluid into the upper hole until it runs out, then (IMPORTANT), start the car with the parking brake on and the brakes held and shift the car to rev. or drive. Continue filling the trans until fluid runs out. Replace plug and you are ready to go.

Where is a PCV valve located on 04 Isuzu axiom engine?

Isuzu pcv number 8-97289-271-0(MSRP $15.95) is located on the left (driver) vavle cover. On the left VC cover it is closest to the rear of the cover towards the firewall. It will have a hose connection on it leading to the throttle body.

Which fuel does Isuzu axiom needs?

I started out using 87 octane in my 2002 Axiom but when they started adding ethanol it began to ping, especially going up hills. I had to switch to mid-grade and occasionally put in high test.

How do you release the spare tire on a 2002 Isuzu axiom?

Remove the lug wrench and jack extension bars from under the rear passenger seat.

Open the rear hatch of the car. At the bottom of the opening there is a hole in the plastic bumper molding, assemble the extension bars and insert into the hole, it should engage with the lowering mechanism under the vehicle, there is a slot in the lug wrench shaft which locates onto the extension bars then just wind anti clockwise to lower the spare.

I hope that helps


How do you change O2 sensor in 2002 Isuzu axiom?

Removal Procedure

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

  1. Locate the four oxygen sensors.

  • Bank 1 sensor 1 is mounted on the exhaust pipe ahead of the right-hand catalytic converter.

  • Bank 1 sensor 2 is mounted behind the right-hand catalytic converter.

  • Bank 2 sensor 1 is mounted on the exhaust pipe ahead of the left-hand catalytic converter.

  • Bank 2 sensor 2 is mounted behind the left-hand catalytic converter.

  1. Disconnect the pigtail from the wiring harness.
Important: The pigtail is permanently attached to the sensor. Be careful not to pull the wires out. NOTE: Do not use a torch to remove an HO2S unless the sensor is being replaced. Using a torch could damage the sensor.
  1. Remove the sensor from the exhaust pipe.
  • Because of the expansion and contraction of the metal in the exhaust system over time, this may be difficult if the engine temperature is below 48 °C (120 °F) .

Installation Procedure


  • There is a special anti-seize compound on the HO2S threads. This compound consists of glass beads suspended in a liquid graphite solution. The graphite burns away with engine heat, but the glass beads will remain, making the sensor easier to remove.
  • New or service sensors will already have the compound applied to the threads. If a sensor is removed and is to be reinstalled for any reason, the threads must have anti-seize compound applied.
  1. Apply anti-seize compound or the equivalent to the threads of the oxygen sensor, if necessary.

  1. Install the oxygen sensor on the exhaust pipe in its original position. Tighten Tighten the oxygen sensor to 55 N-m (40 lb ft.) .
  2. Connect the pigtail to the wiring harness.
  3. Connect the negative battery cable.

Why did Isuzu stop making the cars?

Isuzu cars were not successful compared to their highly succussful suv/trucks in the 90s, nearly nobody owned isuzu car nor did anyone notice/miss their disappearance. However isuzu sales severly plumeted in the 2000s going from 100k vehicles sold in 1999 to 7k in 2008, thus isuzu chose to leave the american market completely, but they still manufacture trucks and suvs and are the world leader in comercial vehicals(which are still sold in north america)

Where is the key to remove the tire for a 2002 Isuzu axiom?

It should be in a ziplock type of bag with your jack in the side compartment in the back of the car.

How do you check the transmission fluid level on a 2002 Isuzu Axiom?

You don't, it's a sealed system and you must rely on the warning light I just had to replace my tranny

that isn't correct. you check it from the bottom by starting it on a lift, and topping it off through the fill plug, which is located near the drain plug but higher up. This transmission is also used in GM cars , trooper and rodeo.

What is a P1311 code on a 2002 Isuzu Axiom?

Trouble code P1311 means: ION Sensing Module Secondary Line 1 Circuit Malfunction Honda Man's Answer I installed a used engine in a 2002 Isuzu Axiom and ended up with a random misfire code (P0300) and a P1311. Some of the causes of a P1311 on this model can be; # Timing off - was a timing belt just installed? # Incorrect spark plugs - if anything other than Denso spark plugs are used, a P1311 can be triggered. # And finally the cause of the code in my situation was the rear Oxygen sensor electrical plugs were switched. The harness that goes on-top of the transmission includes O-2 sensor wiring with enough length and the same plugs that allows them to be easily mixed up when transmission or engine has been out for service.