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#118 of 172 Re: 2000 Isuzu Rodeo Transmission [isuzuowner]
Oct 29, 2010 (10:19 am)
Incorrect display such as this could be the transmission mode switch. Many times when the switch needs cleaning or replacing, the display will be incorrect and many times you will experience hard shifting. My Trooper does this occasionally. Usually I am able to cycle the shifter full cycle several time while stopped. Then turn the ignition off and back on. Most of the time this corrects the problem.
Note that the mode switch position is very important. If it is removed to be replaced or cleaned, it must be put back in the same position or it may not work correctly.
Perhaps the shop did not reconnec the mode switch? Perhaps the mode switch was the original issue and no rebuild was needed?
Detailed info on cleaning with pictures http://isuzufaq.ibctech.ca/range.pdf
#119 of 172 2000 Isuzu Rodeo transmission issue
Nov 06, 2010 (9:47 am)
recently my 2000 rodeo has been experiencing an intermittent problem with the automatic transmission, it started with the indicator lights in the dash being incorrect (i.e. showing that the vehicle was in n when in drive or flashing sometimes) at that time there was no marked difference in the transmission operation. Now within the last two weeks it has started this condition. When driving off from a dead stop the transmission bucks or jerks, almost exactly the same as if it were a manual transmission and it was in 3rd gear instead of first. I found that if I let off the gas and then ease back into the acceleration it will react fine and for the rest of the trip it will be fine sometimes only happening once more in a 1-2 hr trip. I've read several posts and think there are some ideas to try I just wondered if anyone had the exact problem I've explained. One last thing that when idling in warm/operating temeratures the tach only reads around 400-500 rpm, is that normal or could that be some of the problem as well? Could the rpm problem be due to dirty fuel injector?
#120 of 172 Re: 2000 Isuzu Rodeo transmission issue [bradb670]
Nov 07, 2010 (5:51 pm)
Well there is a module mounted on the side of the transmission (looks more like a black box) with a wire harness attached . This mod. tells the trans. what to do,but the grease inside brakes down and so the contacts are not able to make a solid connection .Sorry that I am not able to recall the name of the mod. but it is on the right side(driver) of trans.You will need to remove and take a part to clean and reinstall new grease and this will fix the jerky take offs and the indicator lights.
#121 of 172 jerky transmission
Nov 07, 2010 (6:00 pm)
I have a 99 rodeo and this was a problem, but for a quick fix is to reset the computer by taking the positive cable off for a minute then put it back and this will reset and drive normal.
#122 of 172 Christian single mom looking for real anwsers
Nov 11, 2010 (1:00 pm)
I buy a 2002 Isuzu Rodeo 4cyls automatic in Spring Lake Nc, few months ago.This vehicle has a whinning noise coming from the transmition,and its incredible that at this point i dont find NOBODY that said to me what's is cosing that noise,i just whant to know if may be the timing belt had to be replace or if is a Bully.I hope some one help cause is the only vehicle in my home to transport my son to school and church.
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#123 of 172 Any help would be MUCH appreciated.
Nov 17, 2010 (9:22 am)
I'm, of course, new here and I hate for my first post to be asking for help. But I really do need it, and will be very appreciateve for any suggestions/help. Sorry for the long post, but if I'm asking for help, I try to be as detailed as possible.
Anyways, I have a 2001 Rodeo S 4x2 5 speed. Short of a couple alternators, an AC compressor and that DA%! gas gauge/sender, haven't had much trouble. Until now.
Today as I was getting off the interstate I was gear braking (my front pads are just about gone and Im trying to save the rotors until I get time this week to change them) and suddenly the clutch pedal dropped to the floor. it wasn't a gentle, floating drop either, it felt like something snapped and down it went.
I pulled to the shoulder off the exit and took a look and there was nothing leaking, nor was the master cylinder low on fluid. The pedal, itself isn't broken either. Everything seemed normal, except for the clutch being stuck at the engaged position. Once I limped to my destination right around the corner (a 5-speed with no clutch, stuck engaged is quite an interesting drive. Thank God I knew about the old "rev till it pops in gear" trick), I did some further checking.
I need to advise that I had a similar clutch problem about a year ago, but the fluid was leaking out of the slave cylinder boot slowly. I "fixed" it by zip tying the boot to seal it back on the metal part, added fluid, bled it and all has been fine. Until now. That being said, I would totally jackslap someone who drives this way for a year, without a true fix, but honestly, it's been perfect and I forgot about it.
Once I was under the transmission, I could see where fluid has been leaking out over the past year, but it doesn't seem to be leaking much, as the Master Cylinder is full. Anyways, I bled it, hoping some air somehow got in the system, but of course this did nothing. I can see the slave cylinder moving when the clutch is pressed, but it doesn't look like it's moving very far.
My question is, do you think it's the slave cylinder? I'm hoping it is, and not a clutch or pressure plate, as that would almost be prohibitively expensive. I don't even mind if it's the master cylinder as that's only like $60. I'm thinking it is the slave cylinder, seeing as I had trouble with it previously.
Any input would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you!
#124 of 172 A/T tranny nightmare
Jan 11, 2011 (2:10 pm)
Ok I am new here and I have been reading the post's on the tranny problems and I have LOT'S to add. I have a 97 Rodeo 2wd. I liked it at first but now i am completely frustrated. I was losing 3rd gear and took it to a transmission repair shop that just made my problem worse. They were going to look at it and call me with what it was doing. Needless to say they took apart tranny (w/out permission) and then kept parts and put the un-assembled tranny in the back. Anyway.. I bought another tranny and put it in. Well then it would only go into first gear if i manually shifted it there. If I am in "D" it starts off in 3rd as a fail safe. So like most i assumed it was a electrical prob and replaced the shift sensor, well that didn't fix it. Then the shift silinoid. That didn't fix the problem either. I dont get it I am going to look at the other shift sensor that looks like a black box to check the grease when i get home but really need suggestions. I can manually shift it but not in Drive plz help.
Jan 16, 2011 (3:37 pm)
I have a 1996 Isuzu Rodeo 4x4 and today for the first time a saw a gren light come on that shows all 4 wheels, the front ones directed to one side. As I have no owners manual, I have no idea what this means. Can anyone educate me in this mysterious light for me? (which is probably a common sense one for most of you). I just never saw one. Thanks.
#126 of 172 isuzu rodeo 2002
Jan 19, 2011 (2:41 pm)
My isuzu rodeo 2002 have a noise in the front prat of the transmition, the lite of engine and transmition go on today and looks that is pushing to run in the speed that this usv supose its causing me a lot of stress cause im a single mom and i have to bring my son to school. please help
#127 of 172 Re: 2000 Isuzu Rodeo transmission issue [ntcl]
Jan 23, 2011 (6:56 am)
This is called a Park/Nuetral Safety switch!(Small black box)with wire harness on drivers side of trans.