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#1764 of 2315 Spare tire under cargo area instead of behind the vehicle
Sep 07, 2005 (7:28 am)
The spare tire on my 2001 Honda Passport LX 2WD / Isuzu Rodeo is mounted on the rear cargo door and I'd like to mount it under the vehicle (like on the EX). I looked under the cargo area and I saw two brackets with 4 bolt holes which looks like it might hold an optional fixture for the spare tire, but I cant find anything in a search for aftermarket parts that would do the trick. Any thoughts on how to mount the spare tire under the cargo area?
Thanks in advance for any tips
#1765 of 2315 01 Rodeo Starter just clicks
Sep 08, 2005 (7:14 am)
If you keep on turning the key it will eventually kick in. I had the starter tested and it checked out fine. The battery is new. I don't see any loose connections anywhere.
Is there anything else in the circuit that could cause this?
#1766 of 2315 Steering box problems- 1991 Rodeo
Sep 08, 2005 (1:47 pm)
Does anyone have any experience with steering box on 1991 Rodeo? I have had to have the steering box replaced 4 times in the past 10 months. The original started leaking slightly after 120,000 miles. It was replaced with a rebuilt unit which blew the seals after 4 months, then another one blew after 5 months and the latest blew after 2 weeks. I have asked 2 mechanics if anything (other than poor workmanship in rebuilding them) could cause this and both said no. I am afraid it may happen again. What can I do?
Has anyone heard of anything like this or have any suggestions?
#1767 of 2315 Re: cant find transmission dip stick. [sliver99]
Sep 10, 2005 (5:20 pm)
You may have found this out already but your rodeo has a sealed unit and it doesn't have a dip stick, you need to get it serviced on a regular basis, check your handbook for details
#1768 of 2315 problems with my transmission
Sep 10, 2005 (5:27 pm)
I just bought a 2000 rodeo from carmax, after three weeks the transmission slipped occasionally and I took it back to them, I had a 1 month warranty on the car with carmax, they told me there was nothing wrong, i am sure they played with something as it didn't happen again for about 4 more weeks, now it is so bad I can hardly drive it, I took it to my mechanic who said it just needs a fluid change and one of the gaskets had a slight leak, and that was probably what was wrong with it, so he did the work and it ran fine for a week, then the same thing happened, it struggles to kick into drive when you are at a complete stop, it now is impossible to drive, carmax told me th3e car is under warranty from isuzu but isuzu tell me it isn't, does anyone know if this is a quick fix stupid thing I can deal with myself or am I going to have to kick up a fuss with carmax?
#1769 of 2315 Brake shoes too thick from Bennett Auto
Sep 11, 2005 (9:22 am)
I just replaced the rear brake shoes on my 99 Rodeo 2WD - here's a tip - don't buy replacement after market shoes from Bennett Auto... I did, and the shoes fit fine, until I tried to put the new drum on, and it wouldn't go on... thought I was losing my mind - made sure adjuster was all the way in, etc... - took shoes off & brought to Napa instead - had them pull their brand of shoes for my truck & they were approx 1/8" thinner - went home & put them on and voila.. brought 1st set back to Bennett and had them double check their parts book to make sure pulled right set and their book showed this model shoe for 99 Rodeo - told the manager they're not right - too thick and showed him Napa's shoe thickness to prove it - he shrugged it off and gave me a refund. Told him he needed to change their book because it caused me alot of grief and time - he didn't seem to care (brake shoes manuf'd by Morse). Hope this helps other people not have to deal w/same problem.
#1770 of 2315 Re: 01 Rodeo Starter just clicks [cbeam2]
Sep 11, 2005 (11:13 am)
I am having the same problem with my 2001 Rodeo LSE. Just started happening today. My rodeo sounds like the starter drags when you try to start it .
The first time I tried starting it this morning it just clicked. So I checked battery and starter connections. All connections were tight. Hope someone can help us
with this problem. I recently had the shift adjuster cable come loose form my ignition switch. I had to attach the cable back on the ignition switch. It had been working fine till today. Don't know if this has any thing to do with it or not.
#1771 of 2315 Re: automatic tranny troubles [anthony2n]
Sep 13, 2005 (6:53 am)
Any hints on where the sensor is located, cost, and how hard to replace?
I have a 1998 Rodeo with the same issue "intermittant" shifting issue!
Sep 14, 2005 (10:51 am)
Is there anyway to find out what the failure code is in a Rodeo without an Analyzer?
Is there a good analyzer out there or some software that will work with a laptop or Palm O/S?
General comments on my 2001 Isuzu Rodeo
How can Isuzu make any money by building a crappy car and giving a 10 year warranty on it?
I bought mine new and so far have had the speedometer go out, the 4 wheel drive, the computer fail, the cruise control go out, the gas level sensor break and the rear passenger window motor die. My neighbor has one and his CD player failed, 4 wheel went out and several other things I forgot. He garaged it for the last year of his lease and got another car.
I bought the car because it was Japanese made (quality assured?) and figured the 10 year warranty was backed up by quality. Something is missing somewhere.
On the other hand, the local Isuzu dealers have been very helpful and have fixed all of the problems. As it has passed it's 3rd year I think I am responsible for future failures other than the drivetrain....Aha! That is where Isuzu will make their money back!
I have a 2nd car, Toyota Sienna, one year old 20K miles and haven't had a single problem with it...any new car will be a Toyota based on that experience.
Sienna Hybrid - can't wait!
#1773 of 2315 Re: '01 Rodeo LS 4WD - rear end noise [chrishall]
Sep 14, 2005 (5:38 pm)
I own the exact same vehicle with only 30k miles and am having the same problem at very low speeds when going straight or turning.
Did you ever find out what it was?
I have read through tons of info and have yet to see a diagnosis that fits the ailment.
Any information would be appreciated.