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#1728 of 2303 Transmission Problems-Help!
Aug 09, 2005 (12:43 pm)
I have a 2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS model with 2wd. The vehicle has 36k miles on it. About 6 months ago the trans. started to shift gears very hard (automatic trans). I took it to the dealer and they stated it sounded like a solenoid and the cost would be about $500 to repair it. I have put on about 3k miles since then and have only experienced this twice. Anyway, I have ran into a new problem. This morning while driving to work the vehicle switched from DRIVE to NUETRAL all by itself. I nudged the gear shifter only very slightly towards DRIVE and it went back into the DRIVE gear. This happened 2-3 times within about 10 miles. When I got to work I stopped the vehicle and ran through the gears. When I placed the shifter into SECOND gear the gear indicator lights on the dash moved to SECOND and then for a split second jumped to REVERSE then back to SECOND again and stayed there. Does anyone know what is going on and if this most current problem is an easy fix? I think the first problem is a bad solenoid and the second problem that occurred this morning might be a shift linkage problem. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. By the way, I spoke to Isuzu about the solenoid issue and they said it was not a valid warranty claim due to the fact that is an electrical issue outside of the trans.
Thanks, Rocket 6
Aug 13, 2005 (3:45 pm)
I feel like no one has a solution. Mybe somebody else has had this problem and can offer a solution. A 1993 Rodeo LS 4x4, on the first time around I would drive about 18 miles highway come to a stop the check trans light on the dash would start blinking and the trans would not shift automaticlly. I would have to shift to drive 1 to drive 2 and so on each time I stop. Finnally after spending about 2 thousand dollars I was told that the trans computer was bad. So I replaced it for 9 hundred, after about a year and a half later upon starting I noticed that the check trans light is blinking again but this time when I started the engine. And to correct this problem I could shut it off and restart it and this would correct the problem until I let it sat and started it again for the first time again the next day or after work. So I take it to the dealer and they tell me that the trans computer is bad again and it will cost 9 hundred to replace it. But I go to Ebay and find one for 250, have a friend put it on and the problem does not go away. So I am going to assume that the computer that I got from Ebay was a bad one and I will send it back. Has any body had a similar problem?
#1730 of 2303 Re: tlc [tircar]
Aug 13, 2005 (4:20 pm)
What trans code did the dealer tell you was stored?Make sure the alternator is not overcharging.This will affect your trans shifting also.
#1731 of 2303 Re: Transmission Problems-Help! [rocket6]
Aug 13, 2005 (4:24 pm)
It's your trans mode/inhibitor switch.It is on the side of the trans and are known for causing your problem.They cost about $150 depending on your dealer and take only a few minutes to install.
#1732 of 2303 Check Engine Light Cylinder 5 Compression
Aug 13, 2005 (4:37 pm)
I have a 98 Isuzu Rodeo which has never given me too many problems other than excessive oil use but about a month ago the check engine light came on. I took it to a shop that told me that Spark plug #5 was misfiring. I did a tuneup and replaced the spark plugs. Light is still on. Runs a little rough sometimes. When I am at an idle the light starts flashing. Took it to another shop, checked the computer again and they told me that cylinder #5 has no compression. What are my options? And how costly are they? Has anyone else had this problem?
#1733 of 2303 dumb question
Aug 13, 2005 (9:17 pm)
I have a really dumb question - never though I'd be asking something like that in an Internet forum.
I am trying to replace the light bulb in the rear (driver's side) light and can't figure out how to get to the bulb. I think i figured out how to get there on the right side - I should be able to take out the plastic cover on the inside of the rear "arch" facing the left side. However, the hatch door hinges are on the left side and I can't get to that area there. It seems like the only way to get there is to remove the door, which i honestly doubt that's how it was designed to be done. Any ideas?
Also, the problem that I am having is that the driver's side rear light goes on when the lights are on (just like it's supposed to) but it shuts off when I press the break pedal. It stays on when I press the break pedal with the lights turned off but as soon as i turn on the head lights it shuts off immediately. Is that the bulb that I'm trying to get to or that's more likely an electrical problem?
#1734 of 2303 Re: 95 Isuzu Rodeo knocking, chattering sound [donnen]
Aug 14, 2005 (3:59 pm)
I am having the same problem...any luck? Any information would be helpful.
#1735 of 2303 Re: dumb question [Boris2]
Aug 15, 2005 (6:41 pm)
Remove the taillamp assembly.It's only 3 phillips head screws that hold it in place.As far as your other concern,replace the bulb and do not touch the glass when installing.
#1736 of 2303 Re: Check Engine Light Cylinder 5 Compression [freepony]
Aug 15, 2005 (6:45 pm)
How many miles do you have on your vehicle?Did you use denso plat inum plugs.You may just have a bad ignition coil on cylinder #5.Unless you saw with your own eyes cylinder 5 had low compression,it still may be something minor.
#1737 of 2303 Re: 95 Isuzu Rodeo knocking, chattering sound [omiee]
Aug 15, 2005 (6:55 pm)
Sounds like your lifters are tapping.If the vehicle has oil leaks or was run low on oil,this can cause the lifters to fail.