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#639 of 2315 "Check Engine" light
Feb 28, 2002 (8:32 pm)
I'm new to Town Hall...couldn't find any discussion group for Honda Passport, so here I am in Rodeo world...I have a 1994 Passport/Rodeo, with 70K miles on it. On Saturday I noticed a large leak, and took it to a local Honda dealer. Well, after putting up on the lift, they gave me a long list of problems...Thermostat hose leaking...power steering pump leaking...valve cover gaskets leaking....many worn belts. The estimate to repair all these problems came to about $1800. I let them repair the first two problems, which only cost $300.
So the truck is still leaking lots of oil because of the valve cover gaskets, but service advisor said I could wait on that repair, as long as I kept checking/filling the oil.
Got the truck back Monday evening...now the Check Engine light is coming on, and staying lit, mainly when I use the air conditioner. My owners manual says this light signifies something wrong with the truck's emission control system.
So does this have anything to do with what they repaired? Or is this an entirely new problem?
I was planning on having the rest of the problems repaired in 2 weeks. Now I'm wondering if I'm facing an even higher repair bill. Should I take the car somewhere else for repairs? Is it even safe to drive with the Check Engine light on?
Sorry for the long post...HELP!!
Mar 01, 2002 (4:49 am)
The CEL in general only comes on when there is a problem with the emissions system. It is safe to drive with a steady CEL, only time you have to stop driving it is if there is a flashing CEL. My guess is that you have a bad Oxygen Sensor. Since it is out of warranty I'd definitely take it to a reputible shop in the area to have the repairs done. Valve cover gaskets and belts shouldn't run more than a few $100 and the O2 sensor is about $100 IIRC.
Mar 01, 2002 (6:32 am)
I don't know about taking it to a Honda dealer either. It's really an Isuzu and has no relation to Hondas.
If your power steering pump was leaking, how is it that you didn't notice this before? The thermostat hose would be about 1.50. Which belts are they telling you that you need to change??? If they are telling you to change the timing belt, I would be POed cuz the only way they would know that's worn is if they messed with the engine (big-time) and it's not supposed to be changed until 90k miles.
#642 of 2315 opinions: 1994 Rodeo LS
Mar 05, 2002 (5:31 pm)
Anyone out there have an opinion on a '94 Rodeo LS w/ 122K for $5K. My thoughts are that itis overpriced by about $1K. Any thoughts? Thoughts on the vehicle?
#643 of 2315 I'd say it's overpriced
Mar 05, 2002 (5:55 pm)
but you should check out edmunds True Market Value option and of course thoroughly inspect the vehicle. Who knows. Maybe it's in mint condition, but I doubt it with 122K
#644 of 2315 A little overpriced
Mar 05, 2002 (6:05 pm)
Depending on where you live. Also I'd look for a 95.5 and up that is when the Rodeo got real good.
#645 of 2315 Heater Fan Blower Motor
Mar 06, 2002 (4:13 pm)
Got a 98 LS. My heater blower motor konked. The switch works, cause' the AC light turns on when pressed and switch is turned above off position. All fuses are entact. Anybody else had this happen? Do those Rodeo guru's think that fan replacement for the do-it-yourselfer sound reasonable? It's under the center console, isn't it? Can someone send me a PDF of technical manual section on this or some ideas before I get raped at dealership? Thanks!
Mar 11, 2002 (11:00 am)
Well, I installed K&N air filter about a week ago. Can't say much about the gas/mileage because we've been hit with snowstorms several times since then, so the mileage is naturally pretty bad (4WD, cold starts, traffic, etc). However, I did notice an improvement in performance. I don't know about the power, but the engine is DEFINITELY runs smoother. Even the sound the engine is making while accelerating is different. It sometimes feels like an improvement in number of horses under the hood, but it's hard to say for sure.
I also put the same filter in my wife's Mazda. She said she didn't notice any difference, but I didn't drive it yet to check on that. I think there's gotta be some improvement simply because when I was changing the filter I realized that I have never changed an air filter on that car and the car will be 2 years soon with 18K miles on it. Let me tell you this: I didn't know the air filter can be THAT dirty...
#647 of 2315 Timing belt for 95.5 Passport/Rodeo
Mar 11, 2002 (1:30 pm)
Does anybody know when the timing belt should be replaced? I have about 75K miles on my 95.5 Passport at this time.
Mar 11, 2002 (2:49 pm)
I would guess 90K but it could be less. If I had the $ I'd do it at 75K. I think there is a link on http://isuzu-suvs.com to a chart of timing belt replacement schedules.