Isuzu Axiom Transmission Problems & Cost | 4L30E

The Isuzu Axiom was equipped with the 4L30E transmission. But they aren’t without their problems though, so let’s look at some of the most common Isuzu Axiom transmission problems, look at cost estimates and figure out what you can do about them.

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What Transmission Do I Have?

Isuzu Axiom Transmission Models

2002-2004 Isuzu Axiom: 4L30E Transmission

Isuzu Axiom Transmission Replacement Cost Estimate

Pricing varies by model. To be 100% sure on pricing, have your VIN# handy and use our Get An Estimate feature to look up your transmission by VIN#.

What are the DTC codes related to Isuzu Axiom transmission problems?

P0766 – Failed Shift Solenoid D – This DTC can be stored when there is a problem with a shift solenoid or the valve body.
P2703 – Failed Friction Element D – This trouble code can be triggered by a failed friction element like a clutch disc.
P0720 – Failed Input Speed Sensor or Output Speed Sensor – This trouble code is caused by a bad speed sensor on the transmission.
P0730 – Incorrect Gear Ratio – This issue could be caused by a number of problems, including a fault in the transmission control module, dirty transmission fluid, or a bad transmission solenoid.
P0657 – Voltage Problem in the ‘A’ Circuit – This transmission problem is often caused by a short, or bad ground on the PCM or PCM wiring harness.
P0700 – Malfunction in the transmission control system – This DTC is often triggered when there is a problem with the TCM, a wiring harness, a solenoid, or the valve body.
P0715 – Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Malfunction – This code typically gets stored when the input sensor cannot read the engine RPM, which can prevent the transmission from appropriately shifting gears.
P0717 – Input/Turbine Speed Sensor No Signal – This trouble code is generated when the PCM does not get a signal from the input speed sensor, which will prevent the computer from being able to determine when the transmission needs to shift.
P0791 – Intermediate Shaft Speed Sensor ‘A’ Circuit – This error can occur when there is a problem with the intermediate shaft speed sensor, most likely due to a bad sensor, wiring problem, or a failed shift solenoid.
P0793 – Intermediate Shaft Speed Sensor Circuit No Signal – The computer will generate this DTC when it cannot communicate with the intermediate shaft speed sensor.

Isuzu Axiom Transmission Recalls

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Isuzu Axiom Technical Service Bulletins (TSB)

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Common Problems with the Isuzu Axiom Transmission

Lack of Response
Leaking Fluid
Low Fluid
Burning Smell
Grinding or Shaking
Whining, Clunking or Humming
Refuses to Go Into Gear
Torque Converter Issues
Valve Body Issues
Transmission Noisy in Neutral
Gears Slipping
No 3rd or 4th Gear
No 1st or 2nd Gear
No Reverse
Dragging Clutch
Trouble Codes / Check Engine Light

Can I drive with a transmission problem?

If your Isuzu Axiom can still make it up and down the road, you might say “It’s fine, I’ll just drive it until I can get it fixed”. But that is not always a good idea, depending on the symptoms. You see, there are a lot of (very expensive) moving parts inside of a transmission, and if something isn’t right, continuing to drive with a transmission problem could damage something else.

How often does a Isuzu Axiom transmission need to be replaced?

The overall lifespan of a Isuzu Axiom transmission largely depends on how well it was maintained. Factory design flaws also factor into this equation, along with how/how hard you drive. But on average, we’ve seen the Isuzu Axiom transmission last for between 130,000-180,000 miles. A high quality replacement transmission however, can last considerably longer if all of the factory design flaws have been addressed and the vehicle has been maintained.

How are Isuzu Axiom transmission issues diagnosed?

It is fairly easy to guesstimate what the root cause of your Isuzu Axiom transmission problems might be, but you won’t truly know unless you have the right tools and experience. A good mechanic or transmission repair center will be able to connect your truck to a computer and find out which diagnostic trouble codes (DTC’s) have been stored. Once they know what to look for, they can perform a visual inspection to verify the problem.

How is a Isuzu Axiom transmission replaced?

In order to replace your Isuzu Axiom transmission, the truck has to be lifted from the ground in order to gain access to all of the parts that will need to be unbolted. Then the transmission can be lowered to the ground (typically with a transmission jack), so the new transmission can be installed.

Recommendations for Isuzu Axiom transmission issues?

To save time and get back on the road faster, have your 17-digit VIN# handy and you can get an online quote for a reman Isuzu Axiom transmission here, then find a local shop using our Find a Shop guide to install it for you.

How to Solve Isuzu Axiom Transmission Problems

Solution A: Buy a Used Isuzu Axiom Transmission

The quickest way to fix your transmission problems is to simply buy a used transmission or used transmission. These can be found at most junk yards, and they often come with a 30-90 day warranty. However, there’s no way to determine the actual condition of the internal components, so you could be spending a bunch of money to have the exact same problems. Plus, that warranty only covers the transmission if it’s defective, not the labor costs that you’ll have to pay.

Solution B: Buy a Rebuilt Isuzu Axiom Transmission

Another option would be a rebuilt transmission or rebuilt transmission. A local repair shop will remove your transmission, then install a bunch of new parts during the rebuild. The problem here is, the skills and experience of each transmission rebuilder will vary widely from shop to shop, so you could have problems from something that wasn’t adjusted properly. And the 1-2 year warranty might only cover you at certain transmission repair shops, in a specific geographical area.

Solution C: Buy a Remanufactured Isuzu Axiom Transmission

Many owners depend on their vehicle to commute and get things done. Their gasoline engines are designed to go 100’s of thousands of miles, so it makes sense to invest in a remanufactured transmission.

Need a replacement transmission? Get an estimate for replacement transmissions and local installation. Look up your transmission model by vehicle make and model.

What Transmission Do I Have?

What Problem Does Your Isuzu Axiom Have?

Let us know the year, mileage and problem you’re having as well as any trouble (OBD) codes you’ve found. If you’ve been given a quote or paid for a repair, we’d like to hear about that too!

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1 month ago

No 1 cylinder misfires

Russell Hawn
9 months ago

Replace transmission in 2002 Isuzu axiom , when I hooked the shifter it want go into gear ,when I place it into another gear it won’t go into park

Michael Sobrero
1 year ago

My problem is that I dropped both pans and put new filter in main pan now I have only reverse gear

Latrell Morris
1 year ago

Feels like it does not want to get into gear when pulling off and while driving. 2003 Isuzu Axiom

2 years ago

I bought a 2003 Isuzu axiom and it has no kind gear engagement at all. I already put 2quartd transmission oil in it. Put in reverse it try’s now to barely move with a whistle sound what is wrong

Jose Henry
2 years ago

Will a transmission out of a 2004 Isuzu Axiom fit in a 2002 Isuzu Axiom

2 years ago

I have a 2002 isu axiom the probulm i haveing is a slip in 3rd gear once i pass 3rd it drives fine it will matain 80 mph for hr .is just getting pass 3rd

Theodore Brewton
2 years ago

Put transmission in gear but does not shift once I put it into drive

Dan John
3 years ago

My isuzu axion 2002 model just started transmission delayed engagement in the morning only, what do i do?

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