The Isuzu Trooper was a popular mid-sized SUV that was made from 1981-2002. Isuzu vehicles enjoy a nice fan base. If you are a fan that is fortunate enough to have an Isuzu Trooper in your possession, you should also have an Isuzu Trooper repair manual too.
The Isuzu Trooper had only 2 generations. The first generation ran for 10 years from 1981 to 1991. The second generation of the Trooper enjoyed a run from 1991-2002. The company added a huge refresh in 1998. Production of the Isuzu Trooper ended in 2002.
Originally the Trooper was designed to be an off-road vehicle with only a basic design, 4-cylinder motor and manual transmission.
For the official first generation, Isuzu designed the Trooper to be available as a 3 door or 5 door vehicles. This first design was built with a very lightweight motor. However, by 1986 Isuzu had upgraded the motor, as well as the timing belt and carburetor. The design still had problems with bad coolant flow, and they had to have an Italian firm redesign this to correct the issue.
By 1987 the Isuzu Trooper had redesigned headlights. This version also had an optional 4-speed automatic transmission available in the United States. Models produced from 1988-1991 saw the addition of 4-wheel disc brakes.
In South American markets, Isuzu offered this Trooper with removable roofs, higher wheels and the option for a turbo diesel engine.
The second generation of the Isuzu Trooper saw several redesigns. The main objective of this generation was to make the Isuzu Trooper competitive with other SUVs.
The first noticeable difference with this generation was that the Isuzu Trooper redesigned to be bigger and more upscale. The engine was upgraded as well. Additionally, some models saw the introduction of being able to shift to 4-wheel drive at the push of a button. Prior to this, the driver had to stop the vehicle and then shift the gear. Eventually, later models in this generation would be available with either manual or automatic transmission options. And even though the Trooper was offered as a 5-seat vehicle in the United States, in Europe it was offered as a 7-seat vehicle.
Isuzu certainly enjoys a special place among car collectors, DIYers, and enthusiasts. The Isuzu Trooper is available at auto traders and auto auctions. If you are a fan or a collector and happen to own an Isuzu Trooper, you should have the Isuzu Trooper workshop manual to go along with it.