I have a 1986 Isuzu Trooper II whos engine I have just finished completely
rebuilding with the financial support of my father and technical support
of a workshop manual. After fine tuning the engine and whatnot me and my
mother took it out for a drive. It was fun but there is definately
something wrong with the electrical. Symptoms include but are not limited
Will not start with 4x4 engaged
All lights got dim and eventually went out while driving
parking brake low fuel and fasten seatbuilt light remain illuminated
Heater only works in defrost mode and on high only after headlights have
been turned on
Its some pretty weird stuff if anybody can give me some advice that would
begreat or if you have any questions about a 1986 isuzu trooper don't
hesitate to ask I might not now but Imight find somebody who will!
Good be anything really.
Looks like you mixed some wiring up after replacing the engine.
Check everything you have disconnected first.
Wires broken, still disconnected, missing....
Take a special notice at the wiring around the alternator.
Some of the symptoms look alternator/rectifier related.
If this doesn't help maybe you can try a repairshop in you area
specialized in car electrics.
I would start by testing the alternator and battery. A depleted battery and
a faulty alternator will have those weird symptoms you describe.
Your local AutoZone or auto-parts store can usually do the tests for you.
I would concur. Have you checked the output of the
alternator to determine if it is charging? Should be over
13 volts at the battery with the engine running.
I wouldn't assume anything works on a vehicle simply because
it was recently replaced.
I concur it being something electrical.
I sounds to me like you're missing an earth connection - that's about the
only common item that can result in this behaviour as your car's electrics
try to find a low resistance return path ...
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