2002 Holden Frontera SE 3.2 from Australia and New Zealand
Great car, but needs a specialised repairer
Oxygen sensor failing.
Check engine light on.
The Frontera has a 20 ltr reserve, so you only fill to 60lts normally.
Base your kms on 60 Lt's, and I get 100km per 10 litres (600km).
Repairs are hard; Holden can't fix my problem (O2 sensor).
Anyone know a Isuzu petrol repairer in Adelaide?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 18th February, 2011
6th Jun 2011, 21:28
Changing the O2 sensor is like changing a spark plug.
You need following:
O2 sensor - rockauto.com. Look up Isuzu Rodeo V6 6VD1 (same car), look up O2 sensor and select the one for your car. Buy OBD2 diagnostic kit from Tandy or search online. Plug the kit into the plug on RHS of steering wheel (in fuse box) and read code: Bank 1 Sensor 1 is driver's side (screwed into exhaust under driver's seat), Bank 2 sensor 1 is passenger side (in exhaust under passenger seat) - there are only 2 sensors on a Fronty.
Get under the car (raise securely with stands first), remove the plug from the faulty sensor and unscrew the sensor from the exhaust as you would a spark plug. Screw in a new sensor, then plug it in. Job done! Either reset the computer or drive 3 times and the light will go out.
The cost will be about $150 versus $400 from Holden.
6th Oct 2011, 23:51
You seem to know a bit about the Frontera model; was just wondering if you could figure out what has happened to my engine? It starts fine with oil pressure, and then slowly loses pressure as I go down the road, say two minutes. I stop the car, then start it again; I have oil pressure again. I'm looking to replace the engine if it's not a cheap fix. Do you have any idea where I could get a 2.2 engine for my two door Frontera 2000 model?
17th Jan 2013, 20:51
Any help on a fuel pump earth fault on a 97 Frontera?