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How does one get the entire info contained in a TSB? Do you have to buy a subscription to AllData? I wanted to read what is contained in TSB SB02-05-S002 Nov 02 A/T - 4L30E Accumulator Piston Cover Fluid Leak.

I recently bought a newer 02 Rodeo and it has this problem. I'm taking it in tomorrow to the dealership. In speaking with them over the phone this morning they are well aware of this issue. When I told them the # of miles, they said it might be under warranty. Then they asked if I was the original owner? They couldn't tell me if it was or wasn't... The sticking point I see is I won't be able to prove whether it was or wasn't serviced by Isuzu in the past. So my first thought is they will tell me it isn't covered...

The dealership said the piston cover leak is a $300 repair. To do a T Tech flush was another $200. So I could be looking at $500 to $600 repair...
 

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see if your library has an online auto reference section that has it.

as to the AT flush, i suggest you read up on the pros and cons of doing that, *especially* since you nor the dealer knows the maint history. see this thread and LOOK FOR THE ALL CAPS OF JLEMOND resident expert things isuzu
http://forum.planetisuzoo.com/viewtopic.php?p=65192

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BC, thanks for the thread. I had read that a couple of times when I was searching the planet and even printed off JLEMOND's comments to use when I talk to the dealership. If they can do the scan and if it shows up that the life left in my transmission fluid is low. Then I'll do just the drop the pan and replace the filter. But if there is lots of life. I'll probably go with the flush. My 02 Rodeo only has 46,000 and it hasn't ever had a hitch installed. So it hasn't been used to tow anything... I shifts smoothly. No issues that I can tell other than the leak at the psiton cover.

My thoughts were $200 seemed rather high for the flush.
 

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Here is the complete TSB Minus the image ( If you send me your email address to my PM I can mail you the PDF file with complete TSB including images ).

2002 Isuzu Truck Rodeo LS (4WD) V6-3.2L Copyright © 2005, ALLDATA 8.40 Page 1
Vehicle: All Technical Service Bulletins
A/T - 4L30E Accumulator Piston Cover Fluid Leak
BULLETIN NUMBER:
SB02-05-S002
ISSUE DATE:
NOVEMBER 2002
GROUP:
TRANSMISSION
4L30E ACCUMULATOR PISTON COVER LEAKAGE
AFFECTED VEHICLES
All Isuzu models equipped with the 4L30E automatic transmission.
SERVICE INFORMATION
Condition:
Some vehicles may experience a transmission fluid leak at the Accumulator Piston Cover.
Possible Cause:
The leak may be due to poor sealing of the accumulator piston cover.
Correction:
To repair this condition, install a new Accumulator Piston Cover following the procedures in this bulletin.
SERVICE PROCEDURE
1. Raise the vehicle using an appropriate lift and secure.
NOTE:
For 2001 and previous models disregard step 2 and proceed to step 3.
2. 2002-Current, loosen the bracket that secures the ATF cooler return line and disconnect the line from the transmission.
3. Remove the accumulator piston cover snap ring using snap ring pliers (Figure 1). The snap ring should be retained for reinstallation.
4. Install special tool J-46260 (Figure 2) and remove the accumulator piston cover. Install the center portion of the tool into the accumulator cover
using a 14 mm wrench (Figure 3). Turn the outer portion of the tool using a center punch/screwdriver (or equivalent) until the cover is removed
(Figure 4)
5. Remove the fuel line/harness-mounting bolt.
6. Install the new accumulator piston cover and original spring using special tool J-38559-A (Figure 5 & 6).
7. Tighten the J-28559-A tool until the new accumulator piston is seated completely (Figure 7). With the tool still in place reinstall the snap ring.
NOTE:
To prevent future leakage or failure the snap ring needs to be installed and secured in the installation groove.
8. Remove the J-38559-A special tool.
9. Reinstall the fuel/line harness-mounting bolt, ATF cooler return line bracket and connect the transmission line.
10. Lower the vehicle and connect the Tech 2. Start the engine and bring up to normal operating temperature.
11. After the vehicle reaches normal operating temperature raise the vehicle and check for any leaks. Check for correct transmission fluid level using
the procedure in the appropriate workshop manual. Be sure to tighten the overfill screw after the proper level is reached.
NOTE:
2002 Isuzu Truck Rodeo LS (4WD) V6-3.2L Copyright © 2005, ALLDATA 8.40 Page 2
If it is necessary to add fluid, USE ONLY DEXTRON III-G or equivalent.
12. Lower the vehicle and clear and remove the Tech 2.
PARTS INFORMATION
WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION
Use the new labor operation shown.
Labor Time includes administrative time allowance.
WARRANTY CLAIM SUBMISSION INFORMATION
For your convenience please use the information when submitting your warranty claim.
Disclaimer
 

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Awesome!! Thanks! I was hoping the TSB might have more information regarding the warranty and if it was blanket powertrain coverage, ie covers more than the original owner. I'm not the original owner. Hoping just to save a few $$. Thanks again!!!
 

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if you are sceptical about whether the dealer is going to be straight with you about the warranty, just call isuzu customer service and/or ask to have the district service representative, who is the first isuzu level to decide on warranty work, call you.

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