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Isuzu Rodeo, Honda Passport, SUV
Oct 11, 2010 (2:13 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 2315 Towing Rodeo Behind a RV
Oct 22, 2010 (8:24 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 2315 electric weirdness
Oct 25, 2010 (4:14 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
#2284 of 2315 Transmission issues on 94 Rodeo
Nov 25, 2010 (5:21 pm)
I have a 94 4wd and it has issues w the tranny, it will only go in low gear, I originally thought i needed a new tranny but as i read more on the problem I am wondering if it is associated with the electrical system. There is for sure problems with the wiring, the alarm erratically goes off, the wipers & headlights go out sometimes we definitely have electrical problems and i am wondering if my husband has done something in the process of trying to fix our other crazy problems to cause the transmission to act up. We are not financially able to buy a bunch of parts that wont fix the problem and I do not trust a shop, i feel as if they will tell me I need a tranny even if I dont! Please help and/or lead me to sites to help with DIY fixes...Thanks!!!
#2285 of 2315 1994 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Oxygen Sensor Location(s)
Jan 06, 2011 (12:09 pm)
I have replaced one of the (supposedly) 2 oxygen sensors on my '94 Rodeo 3.2L 2WD.
I found and replaced the obvious o2 sensor that is located before the cat converter on the driver side.
According to my Haynes manual, this year model and engine specs call for it having a total of 2 oxygen sensors, one in or near each exhaust manifold. I have looked and looked for the one on the passenger side manifold/pipe area. I have not found it.
There is no post cat o2 sensor either.
Any help in telling me where the second oxygen sensor is located (on the passenger side exhaust manifold or pipe) would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.
#2286 of 2315 Re: Transmission Problem 2000 Rodeo LS [Jakalope]
Jan 23, 2011 (5:53 am)
I have a 2000 Rodeo LS with similair problems.It has 4 speed auto. When shifting from 2nd to 3rd it shifts real hard with a hard thud.Once I get in Drive I'm fine. Does ok above 30 mph.When I slow down below 30 mph & transmission downshifts to 2nd gear,transmission locks down like it had been slammed into Park. It makes a really bad noise when this happens. Drove it home from work one day,pulled into driveway & noticed shift indicator had been in Park.(For 6 miles).I tried turning ignition switch to on (Not starting engine) & shifting from Park to Nuetral slowly for 3-4 times. This seemed to solve the problem,but only for a short time. I replaced the Park/Nuetral Safety switch, located on drivers side of trans.No more problems for about a yr.Problem came back. I'm back to slowly shiftin thru gears again. Was told by dealership, trans. replacement was $5500.00.
#2287 of 2315 Re: Transmission Problem 2000 Rodeo LS [jakalope]
Jan 23, 2011 (8:15 am)
our transmission went totally out one day...we bought a 2006 PT cruiser...I was tired of transmission troubles...I had had 2 Troopers and my daughter 1 nothings but transmissions troubles with all 3....
#2288 of 2315 Rodeo Transmission
Jan 23, 2011 (6:36 pm)
I have a 1998 Rodeo and several times I have had the problem of the hard shifting up and down like you describe. Each time the problem has been electrical, once just a short in the trailer light hookup. It might be worth checking. I took mine to a place that specializes in electrical systems, not a regular garage and absolutely NOT a dealer.
#2289 of 2315 Re: Replacing Dash Lights [joe_isuzu]
Mar 07, 2011 (3:34 pm)
Actually it was very easy, just a handful of screws. I had to replace all 4 of the lights on the right side of the dash that the old owner failed to tell my about when it was dark....so at night I had no idea how fast I was going or how much gas I had. It gave me the opportunity to clean the gauges,and the plastic face.