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#2261 of 2315 Isuzu Rodeo -1999 - Engine dead
May 09, 2010 (9:46 pm)
last week when i was driving Isuzu Rodeo 1999 with 133K miles on it - on the way to work on highway suddenly it started making rattling noise and i slow down the SUV and took exit and it stopped and not able to start, i ended up towing the car to mechanic and he said - Engine has issues with pistons - out of 6 pistons one piston broke and it is making noise. Mechanic suggest to replace the engine, quotation i got from mechanic is total of $4000 to replace with 100k Miles used engine. I am not sure it is worth spending to replace the engine with $4K?
As per mechanic - it is known problems with Isuzu engines as it is design flaw that is what he is telling. Is it worth contacting Isuzu for explanation?
I also reached out to Isuzu dealer for price quotation for new engine - it costs around $9000.
Any one ran in to this kind of scenario? Any suggestion to keep replace with 100k engine by spending $4k, is it worth spending?
#2262 of 2315 Re: Isuzu Rodeo -1999 - Engine dead [rtitto]
May 10, 2010 (4:45 pm)
I have a 1998 - engine replaced at 75,000 miles - I would NEVER AGAIN spend that much money on an Isuzu. Parts will get harder to find since they are pulling out of the US.
#2263 of 2315 Re: Popping in the rear end 99 Passport 4x4 [misrpiggy]
May 10, 2010 (7:08 pm)
Check the frame condition around the trailing arm connection, this is the arm that connects the rear drive axle to the frame, Mine was also making a popping noise when stopping, couldn't find out where it was coming from till my frame rusted at the mount and the trailing arm fell off. after fixed I never did hear the popping noise again. 1 year later my coil spring and upper shock mount rusted off at the frame?? If your frame is rusted , Check forums for Rodeo frame rust, file complaint if you still have the vehicle.
#2264 of 2315 Re: Isuzu Rodeo -1999 - Engine dead [rtitto]
May 11, 2010 (5:12 am)
It's sad another Isuzu bit the dust but don't spend $4K on this truck, especially since it involves a terribly old engine to begin with... It will not last and your tranny will be next. It's time to move on. You'll get at least ten trouble-free, safer, and more economical years out of any new car out there right now.
#2265 of 2315 Re: Popping in the rear end 99 Passport 4x4 [dougw2]
May 15, 2010 (5:48 pm)
I just bought a 1999 Honda Passport 4x4. I have owned it for less than one week and the rear trailing arm connector just broke off. It did not fall off the frame, but the frame rusted thru with the arm still attached. There is evidence of someone trying to fix it previously and covering it up with rubber undercoating. People on here are speaking of following the links to other forums where it has links to file a complaint and be part of a current class action lawsuit, but I see nothing anywhere pertaining to where to go.
#2266 of 2315 Re: Popping in the rear end 99 Passport 4x4 [ryanbill31]
May 16, 2010 (7:22 am)
Go to Isuzu Rodeo frame rust in edmunds, it is another forum, dedicated basically just to the problem you are talking about. All the info and instructions are there. Can you go back to the seller and get your money back? That is what I would do. They did not disclose to you the damage, and the faulty repair, probably can get your money back, small claims court if you have to, but after owning it a week, I would definitely be pursuing a full refund.
#2267 of 2315 a/c compressor problems
Jun 02, 2010 (6:58 pm)
2004 rodeo. have charged system with uv leak detection kit, and found no leak anywhere. the compressor will kick on for like 2 to 3 seconds and kick off for like a minute. anyone have any clue where to start so i dont spend hundreds for no reason. thanks.
#2268 of 2315 01 2 door sport questions
Jun 03, 2010 (8:53 am)
Does the 2.2L I4 have a timing belt? Does it need to be changed? & at what interval?
How is this SUV overall. I understand it's lacking in power, I'm just looking for a 2nd car to use. How's the 5 speed trans? Does it break easy? How are the costs to replace the clutch or do a timing belt if needed?
$4K with 92K is the deal I'm looking at.
#2269 of 2315 1995 honda passport help !!
Jun 07, 2010 (9:36 pm)
new 1995 passport owner !!!!!
Hi i am going to be getting a 1995 passport and was wondering what is the tire
size , i am looking to go off roading and want to get some good tires also where
can i find a lift kit or spacers to lift ita little and im also looking for a cold air
intake , and i cant find a grille guard for it either !!! Any help would be great !!!!!
thanks ,Robert, portland oregon
#2270 of 2315 Ignition Switch Sticking on 01 Rodeo
Jun 12, 2010 (7:04 am)
The key binds and is hard to turn in my 01 Rodeo. About 6 months ago my mechanic replaced the neutral safety switch. Could this be related? I tried lock lubricate but it did not help.