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#1595 of 2315 Check Engine/Trans Light - IMG Correction?
May 09, 2005 (12:51 pm)
I have a 2000 Honda Passport EX-4WD that is having the same check engine & check transmission light problem with the engine stalling, as noted in notes #1580 and #1578.
My truck has 80K+ miles and is no longer covered by any warranties. I have taken it to a Honda dealer twice already, but they have not fixed the problem (and I am out of pocket $700 so far!) - and the problem is getting worse.
Did fixing the intake manifold gasket (leak?) correct the problems? Any other suggestions?
#1596 of 2315 '96 Rodeo - Spark plugs, recommend? and torque spec?
May 10, 2005 (7:25 am)
Recommendations on a set of spark plugs for a '96 Rodeo? I bought Bosch Platinum plugs, but am now reading that this may cause a problem with the check engine light? It had Champion plugs in from the factory, and am just now changing them for the first time, at 165K. Should I just stick with those? Maybe go to a Champion platinum plug?
Also, what is the torque spec when installing the new plugs? At work now, changing them here today, but unfortunately left my manual at home.
#1597 of 2315 Re: '96 Rodeo - Spark plugs, recommend? and torque spec? [sleap]
May 10, 2005 (6:02 pm)
I would stick with the same as OEM (champions, in your case). Mine came with Densos. This vehicle is very picky about the right brand of plugs. I'd leave the platinums for a sports care. The plugs torque is 14 to 22.
#1598 of 2315 Re: Check Engine/Trans Light - IMG Correction? [krerac6162]
May 10, 2005 (6:08 pm)
One way to confirm a bad Intake manifold gasket is to spray some carb cleaner around the manifold gasket with the engine idleing. If the engine smoothens up (quits stalling or idles better), then you know the IMG is the culprit.
#1599 of 2315 Transmission Gremlin
May 11, 2005 (9:41 am)
I have a 1995 Isuzu Rodeo. Late last week a funny thing started happening with the transmission. When it is engaged from either park or neutral, it will not go anywhere. The feeling is one of the emergency brake being on or being backed up to a brick wall. You can floor it and still get nothing - motor loads up like its in gear so I don't know. HELP
#1600 of 2315 Re: '96 Rodeo - Spark plugs, recommend? and torque spec? [sleap]
May 11, 2005 (1:12 pm)
I think you will be fine with bosch platinum in '96. It is a no-no on '00+ b/c of ion sensing technology used on these years. My '97 came with Champion Plat what I changed at 45K to Bosch Plat and changed again at 90K to Bosch Plat again.
I changed at 90K not b/c they became bad but I just was afraid they will seised in the heads after 4yr.
So I can say I used it for about 55K and no problem.
#1601 of 2315 Re: Transmission Gremlin [rowoak2005]
May 11, 2005 (6:56 pm)
First, check your transmission fluid level. Do it with the car idling and transmission in PARK. Does the car move when trans is in 1st or 2nd gear? Are there any dashlights on? Is the problem intermittent or consistent? What does your in-dash voltmeter read (12v? 14v?) at idle?
#1602 of 2315 Re: Transmission Gremlin [anthony2n]
May 11, 2005 (8:52 pm)
Firstly let me thank you for some insight. I appreciate it. At first my instinct was to check the fluid too, but once I "properly" checked it, the level was dead on the moeny where I left it a couple years ago. Immediately is blamed the filter ran down to the parts place and replaced it with all new fluids. Exact same feeling. The vehicle shifts BEAUTIFULLY going forward from any gear 1, 2 or Drive. It's only when you engage the reverse does it feel like you have backed flush up against a brick wall and pressed the gas. RPMS do not go up wildly as if it were in N or P, instead, the motor becomes stressed and labored then moves nowhere. Too confuse maters even more, there are no lights on the dash, the problem is so regular you could set your watch by it. To be honest neither my brother or myself have thought about a voltage matter. Although after some scratching, I am leaning towards it being something electrical. Again, thank you for taking the time to ask a few questions and if any of this information is of some help to you in helping me rid my SUV of this gremlin, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks - John
#1603 of 2315 Re: Transmission Gremlin [rowoak2005]
May 11, 2005 (9:27 pm)
Could a brake pad or wheel problem be keeping it from moving in reverse? You might want to jack up the rear and put her in reverse to see how it behaves. Otherwise, you might want to have a shop read the transmission trouble codes (if there are any). If it is a transmission issue, I would look at the solenoids. The following link has some voltage levels to check the solenoids: "http://www.zoom-tech.com/downloads/support/tranxpages/asian/Isuzu-4L30E.pdf#search='4l30e- '