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#2238 of 2303 2002 Isuzu Rodeo - Engine Cranks But Won't Start
Jul 15, 2009 (7:21 am)
SUV has been virtually problem free for 125K miles (7 years). It has had all regular maintenance performed, esp. timing belt replacement, recent tune up, etc.
After a lot of water was dumped on hood of car, (don't ask, but engine was cold), the engine would crank but not start. (key would stay in crank mode unless turned back). I believe that this is normal, key should go back after ignition. Not?
Fuel Pump is ok. Local mechanic is looking at computer run ignition system but after two days still has no idea what is wrong.
Any ideas? Remember this Rodeo has been better than great until now.
#2241 of 2303 Re: 2001 Rodeo Will not Start [heartcar]
Jul 16, 2009 (11:12 am)
Did ya get the problem fixed? We are having same problem(read my post) it seems to be the alarm, because it ran fine the 1st week we had it, then one nite, someone tried to break in it & set the alarm off- it didn't come with a remote key lock, but I turned the alarm off when I unlocked the truck with the key. But the next morning when I got in it to leave, it kept dying. So we put battery cables on it to jump it, it drove about 1/2 block then died. Now, it won't crank at all! Been to about 5 different shops, dealership included. No one seems to know how to shut the alarm off, bypass it or whatever need to be done to fix it. I am so upset & running out of money! So if ya have any ideas, please let me know! I hate for it to be a total loss because I don't have the money to buy anything else, now that I've put all this money into this truck. It's a 2001 isuzu rodeo 2wd-thank you for any help
#2242 of 2303 Re: My 1999 Honda Passport Cuts Off When Driving or stopping [jengirl029]
Aug 01, 2009 (10:39 am)
I keep reading about these problems with the Passport...I had a Jetta that had similar problems and it was a fuel mix sensor that was bad. Good luck.
#2243 of 2303 Re: Short in Dashboard and Radio Antenna [flosamuels]
Aug 13, 2009 (6:09 pm)
came across your problem. I have the same situation too with a 2002 rodeo I just purchased, however the radio I just installed professionally works. My dashboard lights and rear tail lights are out. Breaklights and headlights still ok.
In my case it was not the bulbs. And its baffled the technicians so far, as they check for shorts in all the wires and lights.
In my case I think the previous owner was doing some off-roading with it which is what the rodeo was designed to do, however it can really jar-up the electronics on the inside.
#2245 of 2303 Popping in the rear end 99 Passport 4x4
Aug 14, 2009 (3:44 pm)
I just bought this Honda with 81,000 miles on it and after driving it for a bit I've noticed a popping coming from the rear (what seems to be). when I'm rolling forward at a light I notice it more than coming to a stop but it happens wither or not my front wheels are turned which leads me to forget the bearings, CV joints, or front axle. Sometimes it will even cause the cab to bounce a little bit. I took it in to my mechanic and he checked out the front end and the bearings needed to be greased but were not terrible. He checked the rear fluid and seems to be fine, but other than that nothing out of the ordinary. I didn't have the time to have him drive it around to see if he could feel it so I thought I would try to find out if anyone had an idea of what it could be. thanks guys..
#2246 of 2303 Re: Short in Dashboard and Radio Antenna [brendt]
Aug 15, 2009 (11:23 am)
brendt: you said you had the same problem w/ your 2002 Rodeo? Do you mean you couldn't bypass or turn the alarm system off? And that yours wouldn't crank? If so, how did ya fix it? Ours not cranking started w/ the alarm being set off. Now the truck won't start at all- when trying to crank it it shuts everything down as if someone is trying to steal it. And no one-professionals, dealerships, etc, know how to fix it! I can't believe this! Don't know what else to do!