Last post on Mar 05, 2013 at 8:42 PM
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#129 of 137 Re: Check engine light [pnewtonyarn]
Dec 05, 2011 (12:45 pm)
To fix this, you will need to remove the EGR valve itself. Using an old broken hood release cable outer coil or coat hanger, clean passage way through hole in intake towards exhaust manifold and then though other hole on intake towards intake passageway cast in intake to clean out blockage of carbon buildup that restricts the flow of exhaust gas flow return from exhaust manifold through EGR valve to intake passageway cast in intake manifold. I used the cable coil powered by a drill because it was very flexible to go around the turns in both manifold casting passageways. On 98 the passageway from intake is via the egr tube to exhaust manifold which is removable. This way intake does not have to be removed. Worth getting a broken cable from wrecking yard, very easy and effective. This was the V6.
#131 of 137 Re: Fuel guage problem [thehulk19]
Jan 23, 2012 (2:36 pm)
I had owned my 2001 Rodeo for about a year or so when the fuel gauge started dropping after a few miles even with a full tank. The Check engine light would come on. I had read that it was a problem with the fuel level sensor and the only fix was to have the sensor replaced. Apparantly it CAN be replaces by itself but the dealers/shops will want to replace the fuel pump and the sensor as a unit. What the heck. I used dead-reckoning for a few years and finally paid about $480 to have the fuel pump/sensor replaced. It's been four year and the problem has not reoccurred.
#133 of 137 1998 Isuzu Rodeo EGR problem
May 16, 2012 (12:39 pm)
My 1998 Rodeo keeps throwing code p0401. With a little research I found that usually indicates a clogged EGR valve. This has been happening off and on for 2 yrs. The 1st time I cleaned it (take it off, spray it and attatched lines w/ carburator cleaner, replace it) it worked and eventually the code cleared. Then the same code popped up 2 months ago. I cleaned it and the code cleared. Since then the check engine light has come on 2 more times each time w/ the same code. Should I buy a new EGR? Could there be another reason for code P0401 to appear? Thank you for feedback.
#134 of 137 Re: 1998 Isuzu Rodeo EGR problem [ccarnes]
May 31, 2012 (8:58 am)
DID U FIGURE IT OUT....???? PLEASE HELP ME I SAve the same problem with my rodeo...please respond
#135 of 137 Check Engine Light
May 31, 2012 (3:01 pm)
I had no code error, but my check engine light was corrected when I turned the gas cap to click 3 times as it directs on the door of gas tank...
#136 of 137 Re: Check Engine Light [justagirl7]
May 31, 2012 (3:05 pm)
I did the EGR cleaning and the new Gas cap, and clicking it at lease three times also, and I still got the same code. It is an emission code and was a problem with the vent line from my gas tank.
Apparently there are many items in the emission system that can cause the light and the same code.
#137 of 137 Re: Check Engine Light on Isuzu Rodeo 2000 [is2000owner]
Mar 05, 2013 (8:42 pm)
I am having the same problem with my 2000 Rodeo S 4cyl 5 speed. My friend is a mechanic and at first he thought it was a gas cap problem because of the emission error code. So, he suggested that I change the gas cap. I did but still the same. Now I am going to work on changing the EGR and the whole wire site until I find this irritating problem. Quick tip, if you want the check engine light to go away without having to go to a shop to reset it, I say take out the battery cable negative first then positive and put them back. It resets the check engine.