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#20 of 137 Re: 1999 rodeo [hardridincwby]
Sep 02, 2006 (7:17 am)
Did you ever receive a reply to your query about your shifting problem? I've also got a 1999 Isuzu Rodeo V6 and it's having the same problem. My CEL and ABS light came on months ago but hasn't affected the performance of the car. I drive about 100 miles per day. Shifting problem (clunks between 2/3 and when downshifting) started about a week ago, then went away by itself the next day. This morning started again. I also live on a very bumpy country road and was wondering what kind of a sensor you're referring to or possibly something has vibrated loose. Thanks for any help
#21 of 137 Re: 98 RODEO- TRANS LIGHT BLINKING- CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON AND ABS LIGHT ON
Sep 02, 2006 (8:27 pm)
We have a 95 Rodeo and the Check Trans light has been blinking for over a year. They couldn't find any actual problem (it drives fine) so they suggested replacing the computer (>$1k). That's almost half of what it's worth, so we decided to wait...
#22 of 137 Re: 2001 rodeo lse [bucsngoofy]
Sep 13, 2006 (4:49 pm)
Wow is so nice to see someone else with the same problem. However sorry your having it too. Anyway I have a 2000 Rodeo LS It does the samething the Trans Lite and Cruise Control lite both come on and go out and the car stutters also like its starving for gas. We took it to AAMCO Transmissions and they said nothing was wrong with the transmission. After I had it flushed for $200.00. They said it was electrical and could not find the problem. Of course when they test drove it it did not happen. They had it for 2 days and nothing but $200 out of my pocket. I took the car to Auto part store and asked if they would put the scanner on the computer to check for errors. They did and Nothing it came back it PASSED. I know it has to be something shorting out but can't find it.
Have you any success finding the problem? I would be very greatful in finding out. If I find out I'll be sure to tell you .
#23 of 137 Re: 2001 rodeo lse [tarcher]
Sep 14, 2006 (2:23 pm)
My car has been doing this for over a year...we've spent so much money..They've disconnected the cruise control and all sorts of stuff but now all they can say is we need a new computer. But in the same breath (this is the dealer) they indicate that the computer on the 2000 Rodeo "never goes bad" so the computer we need is now on a slow boat from Japan.
It's so dangerous to drive my car...fortunately I only work about a mile from home and never take it anywhere else. It studders at all the wrong times but I find it to be more frequent during the warmer months. I actually got through the winter with little problems.
I know it's not the computer.....It's definately electrical as the very first time it happened the car just died and all the lights, radio, etc just conked out.
I'm not excited to spend the thousand bucks for a new computer on this car. Did you receive a reply to your post. Does anyone else knowhow this can be fixed?
#24 of 137 Re: 1999 rodeo [hproesel]
Sep 15, 2006 (3:27 pm)
Update on my shifting problem on 1999 Isuzu Rodeo (intermittent clunking between gears). Did alot of research and the consensus I found was that there is a transmission range sensor that apparently gets moist every time I run through puddles. If I drive for awhile, the problem always clears up (must dry out). I found an article which shows how to change it but I don't know how to attach it. Link to article is at http://isuzufaq.ibctech.ca/#faq59
Also, my CEL is definitely caused by the gas cap not being tight enough. As soon as I really crank down on it, the CEL light goes back off. Hope this helps y'all......
#25 of 137 Re: 2001 rodeo lse [debir]
Sep 16, 2006 (2:48 am)
Hey, did they pull the fuse to disconnect the cruise control? We didn't have an owners manual when we bought it, i have been told that the fuse is in the box to the left of the steering wheel, you can only see it when the door is open. I would like to try and do it myself instead of spending who knows what for a shop to pull the fuse! If you can look in your manual, hopefully you have one, can you let me know which one it is?!? Also, in the event that you didn't already know this, as soon as you see the lights come up on your dash, if you push the cruise control button once, i have two places where the cruise is, but when i see the lights or feel it stutter when my foot is on the pedal, i push the button on the outside of the wiper stick (have absolutely no idea what you call the thing), and it disengages it without the car dying. Only thing that sucks is that you're constantly checking the dash! I have a 3 year old, so between being the driver, searcher for lost toys, crayons, whatever, you only have a split second to push the cruise button! It does work though. Our friend has his own shop, and just like you said "nothing comes up on the diagnostic check". How screwed up is that?!? I've checked for recalls, but so far no luck. Let me know if you find anything!!
#26 of 137 Re: 1999 rodeo [hproesel]
Sep 21, 2006 (7:33 pm)
Yes. It directed me to another site. Wayns manual says item is the nutral safty switch, told how to remove take apart clean and reasemble. Havenot taken it toldly apart but cleans has helped big time. Good luck
#27 of 137 Re: 2001 rodeo lse [bucsngoofy]
Dec 21, 2006 (7:41 pm)
I'm having the same exact problem with my 2001 5 Speed Rodeo, and it only seems to happen when I go over a buump in the road but it doesn't always do it, I've had the car buck when it engages and sometimes even shuts off on me. I talked to the lady that sold it to me and she said she thought her husband had fixed it because it had stopped doing it. She is suppose to get back to me tonight at work to see what the problem was. I love this truck but that gets on my nerves.
#28 of 137 1999 rodeo : left turn signal works till head lights turned on
Dec 28, 2006 (5:34 pm)
While driving in snowy conditions my wife, pulled in for fuel shut down the truck, after restarting: when turning on head lamps noticed left turn signal not working, turn off lights signal works but also flashes gear indicator light. Any Ideas?
#29 of 137 Re: 2001 rodeo lse [kidisuzu]
Jan 02, 2007 (7:09 pm)
This is what I got from the guy who had the car truck before me :
The problem with the car before was with a part called the power steering pressure switch. It's just a small sensor that is in the pressure line of the pump itself, actually just under the hose.
What you have to do is take out the power steering pump, which is located on your right (drivers side) if you're standing in front of the car facing it, remove the pressure line, and then if i remember right, you'll see the switch. It's kind of hard to get out because it gets lodged in there because of the pressure.
I actually replaced it, but I was also told you can just clean it because what makes it not work right is dirt getting in the power steering fluid line, and it was dirty in there when i changed the switch before. I did clean it out, but i guess it's possible that it might have gotten dirty again.
Another thing I was told is that you can just completely disconnect the switch all together, and the problem should go away, but I didn't even try that because i had already taken the car apart and bought the switch when I found that out.
i can't imagine the switch went bad again in only a few months, but i guess you never know with cars. Maybe a cleaning is all it would need though, but the thing is that you have to take everything apart just to clean it anyway.
I have the Haynes manual that explains what to do, but the picture they have in it is actually from an older Rodeo, so it really wasn't all that helpful anyway. It does give the directions though on what to do, so if you want it, you can have it.
Hopefully this helps
All I did was disconnect the two plugs that are near the power steering pump and cleaned them out and sorta re attached the PCM....I cant believe how dirty these things get . clean out the plugs first.. That's what I did and it hasn't done it for me in a week. Maybe that sensor is bad on yours or maybe those two plugs might need to be cleaned and re attached. I'm just glad the problem hasn't occurred in a week.