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Isuzu Rodeo, Honda Passport, SUV
#1606 of 2303 Re: Rodeo CO emissions [pha_roah]
May 22, 2005 (8:16 pm)
We don't have emission testing here so I don't know the answer to this, but I do know that my 4.5 year old Rodeo (2000 model) manual trans. gets the same gas mileage that it did the day I brought it home new- about 21mpg. I am on the fourth set of tires, but have never had to replace the brakes and have 114k on it. The only problems I have had is the gas gague died at about 50k and at 96k the air conditioning and 6cd changer died. All of these were covered as I had bought the extended warranty. "Suzie" (my kids have named her Suzie the Isuzu) runs as well as the day I bought her. I have had the serpentine belt, timing belt, and water pump replaced at around 100k and my husband did the spark plugs only at around the same mileage. They are really wonderful vehicles. I live in the mountains on some pretty rough roads and use it for my job as a home health RN. I have never been stuck anywhere because of a breakdown or a bad road I couldn't get up. I have a feeling I will be driving Suzie until the doors fall off. I bought her the day my daughter started Kindergarten. She graduates from fourth grade this week and my goal is for Suzie to last until she gets out of high school. It's a shame that they are not making Rodeos anymore. I would have bought the last model made, but the larger engine and 4wd was not available with manual transmission.
#1607 of 2303 Nedd engine...
May 23, 2005 (9:30 am)
Ihave a 1998 Izuzu Rodeo 130,000 plus miles. My car wasidiling high and running hot. I had the termostat rreplaced (pricey). but it still is doing the same things.
I have to piut fluid in the radiator every few days. Could by engine be going or is it gone.
Any suggestions will help.
#1608 of 2303 Re: Nedd engine... [waldo3]
May 23, 2005 (8:39 pm)
Are there any obvious coolant leaks? Any signs of coolant in the oil? burning out the exhaust? Try to figure out where the coolant is going. Have a mechanic do a cylinder leak down test to check for leaks in the engine. BTW, the thermostat is a 30 dollar part and takes 10 minutes to replace on this engine.
#1609 of 2303 2001 Rear Drum Brake Shoes Replacement
May 25, 2005 (8:13 am)
Does anyone have experience with replacing the rear brakes? I have a 2001 V6 LS 2WD A/T Rodeo with 55K miles on it. The rear brakes were squealing and had them checked and replaced. The small shop ordered Thermoquiet Warner brake shoes from O'Reilly. They installed shoes but the drum would not fit over the new brake shoes. They ordered another set and still the same issue. The shop said it was a common issue with the Isuzu Rodeos with aftermarket brake parts. It that true? They even said other auto parts store brake shoes would have the same issue....??
Shop said only Dealer parts will fit right...?? He is charging $55 labor plus parts for rear brakes and only $30 labor for front brake pads plus parts. Is that fair?
#1610 of 2303 transmission overhaul?
May 29, 2005 (9:17 am)
working on a '94 Honda Passport and that was having transmission problems. Not shifting gears while driving. After advice, i decided to change the solenoids. My questions are, what is the name of the plate that solenoids plug into? Also when i pulled this plate off i notice a chipped piece of metal in one of the groves next to a shaft that comes off one the solenoids. The chipped piece does not come into contact with the shaft but problem affect fluid pressure in that part. Does this plate have to be replaced? Als, the gaskets above and below this plate appear to be sorched, is this a symptom of overheating? And lastly, this is a very good forum and want to say thanks the info i have received just reading the other posts. A valued service to the DIY.
#1611 of 2303 96 Passport Intermittent Start
May 31, 2005 (7:31 am)
No rhyme or reason to no start. Hot or Cold. May start perfect numerous times during the day and then crank but no start without any warning. V6. 110,000 mi. Any commonly known issues? This is my first Honda/Isuzu vehicle. New engine replaced last September. Has a re-occuring EGR code. Haven't looked into that yet.
May 31, 2005 (11:07 am)
Six months ago i went to the shop to get a new shocks,I ask for monroe matic plus.After putting a new shocks and drive the car i notice that the ride is still the same its still bumpy until now. Everytime i hit a bump the whole car is bouncing instead of just felling the tires hitting the bump.It cost me $200.00 for 4 shocks its kind a cheap for 4 shocks so i was thinking, probably they put an after market one
or just that the monroe matic plus is not that good as i expecting.What do guys can suggest me?What kind of shocks can you reccomend to put in my car i'd like to have a good ride with my car.THANX...
#1613 of 2303 Re: shocks [r0de099]
Jun 01, 2005 (2:19 pm)
Make sure you have the proper tire pressure. I set mine at 30 PSI. Factory recommends 26 PSI. I have the monroes and they are better than OEM shocks.
#1614 of 2303 Re: shocks [r0de099]
Jun 02, 2005 (6:55 pm)
Your Rodeo is a truck - a real truck. It is not one of those car-based SUVS. It has leaf springs in the rear that allow it to carry a heavy load. But, they also give you a jolt when you go over bumps. You can change shocks all you want, but I doubt that it will meet your expectations. It is the nature of this beast to be bumpy. Monro-matics are less bumpy then OEMs, but none of them will give you a camry-like ride.