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#2274 of 2303 My 99 Rodeo is overheating
Aug 05, 2010 (10:06 pm)
Ok, I have replaced the thermostat, the fan is working fine, the hoses look good and not squishy or brittle, I cant find a leak, BUT i take it less than 30 miles and Im blowing steam from my overflow tank, this problem started just recently. (U know like since the weather got HOT) I have not run the a/c as this seems to make it overheat quicker, though turning the heat on doesnt help it cool down.
I love my truck and have put several hundred dollars in it. I have actually learned how to change a clutch and several other parts on my own, I really am lost on this though. Any advice would be helpful.
I just read a post about flushing the radiatior, but Im going thru so much water, how can there be any bad water left in it? And I read that it may be a blown head gasket, but the only problem Im having with it is the overheating... SOMEONE HELP ME PLEASE
#2275 of 2303 2001 rodeo-can't bypass alarm-won't start
Aug 07, 2010 (9:12 am)
I originally posted my problem with our 01 Rodeo about a year ago. Since then we still haven't found anyone who knows how to fix it so it's been sitting in our yard all this time! I recently totalled my car and now have no transportation so I'd really like
to get it fixed. Again this is what happened. One nite someone tried to steal gas out of it & set the alarm off. When we got it, it didn't come with a key remote, so I just turned the alarm off by unlocking the door. Next morn. went to get in it, it started, drove 1 block then died. It kept starting, going a little ways then dying. Thinking that all the gas had been stolen, we put gas in it. Kept trying to start then eventually wouldn't start at all. It hasn't started since. We took it to the dealership. They told us that we needed to buy a $700 fuel pump then they MIGHT be able to fix it! Took it to about 3 different mechanics after that and no one knows how to bypass the alarm or whatever needs to be done to fix it! We eventually ran short on money and just gave up. I've read online about this problem is common w/Rodeos but haven't been able to find anyone who knows what's wrong or how to fix it. HELP!!! Thank you, Sue
#2276 of 2303 Re: 2001 rodeo-can't bypass alarm-won't start [rickiesue]
Aug 07, 2010 (3:05 pm)
I'm not a mechanic but you should buy a keyless remote and program it . It will cost you $30-40 (maybe less) and it will allow you to determine if it is the alarm system s causing your problem. Go on eBay a find a keyless remote for your 2001 Rodeo. The code for my 2002 is FCC ID: HYQ1512R. Is you go to one of the larger keyless remote vendors they can tell you if this is the same code for your 2001. Buy one that comes with programming instructions and program it. This is easy to do if you are reasonably handy. Test it out and see if your rodeo stops dying out. The worst that can happen is that you've bought a remote that works for your car. Good luck.
#2277 of 2303 tranny will only engage with winter button
Aug 08, 2010 (10:29 am)
i got a 1997 isuzu rodeo 4x4. When i put it in drive it want move unless i press the winter button and every time i reduce speed or stop i have to press the button again to go but reverse works fine with out the winter button pressed could some one help
#2278 of 2303 Re: My 99 Rodeo is overheating [heathermurphey]
Aug 16, 2010 (7:52 am)
How do you know the fan is working fine? I thought my fan was working fine too but I replaced the fan clutch anyway and oh baby that thing moves some air now, especially just after start-up! My overheating problem went away!
Sep 26, 2010 (8:39 pm)
I have a 94 Rodeo V6 and I got it pretty messed up, so I'm slowly trying to rebuild it. Every time I accelerate hard, my engine bogs down and it blows black smoke. And also the check engine light comes on but turns off by the time I get close to somewhere to check it. I know it has something to do with my air intake but I'm not sure if it is a sensor or a valve. I don't know this engine very well. Please help!
Oh and when I go under 20 MPH something in my hubs or wheels rattle but I can't anything
Oct 11, 2010 (3:13 am)
I have a 1998 rodeo that I had to have part of the frame replaced for inspection which cost me $1400. now 3 months later I have another major problem. Just checked recalls and finally Isuzu is in the process of recalling my vehicle. So those of you who have the same problem, check out Isuzu recalls and call them to register your vehicle.
They hope to have the problem solved by the end of the year. Can't drive my rodeo until its fixed but I'm not paying anymore money. Maybe I'll see if they will spring for a rental car. ha ha
#2281 of 2303 Towing Rodeo Behind a RV
Oct 22, 2010 (9:24 am)
I would like to tow my 02 Rodeo 4X4 Auto Trans behind my RV with a towbar. I am planning on fitting the towbar to the 2 chain loops on the front of the Rodeo. Has anybody done this? Can it be straight towed with out disconnecting the driveshaft and does anyone know of a wiring kit to be used?
Thank you for any input!
#2282 of 2303 electric weirdness
Oct 25, 2010 (5:14 pm)
All my 93 Isuzu rodeo would do is squeal when giving it gas. NO POWER. Everyone thought my trans was gone. We added some Lucas trans treatment and 2 days later like magic problem gone. Not really. light in dash stays on so I started thinking I had an electric problem. Then truck stops. Dead battery. Hmmmm. when I jumped the truck it ran very rough and wouldn't stay on without cables connected. when I finally had had enough juice I started moving. When I turned on head lights the transmission light came on and I lost power again. Turned lights off and trans light went off and I regained power. how do I fix it