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#52 of 168 Re: 2000 isuzu rodeo transmission problem [soundrms]
Jun 24, 2008 (8:57 pm)
My Isuzu 2002 V6 Wizard Alive's (2WD) gearbox was recently replaced by a used one from an Isuzu Rodeo. The problem I'm getting now is that in Drive mode this "new" gearbox will hunt between 3rd and 4th gear. When switched into 3 it will switch through all gears as if it was in D mode. In range 2 and L it's switching as it is supposed to.
The shop that replaced the tranny checked everything, the wiring, replacing the PCM, range sensor and there are no error codes.
The strange thing is that when I bought the Wizard second hand a year ago the D light never came up on the dashboard, but the tranny was switching normally. Two weeks ago it started slipping between 2nd and 3rd gear, which ulitmately resulted in a burnt gearbox, without any warning. It now apppears that the cooler was clogged. In the current situation the AT temp warning is working but the D light still doesn't light up.
So what could be the problem?
Thanks for reading.
#53 of 168 02 Rodeo Tranny, Dash Indicator and Gear Shift don't match
Jul 03, 2008 (2:33 am)
I purchased a used 02 Rodeo with an automatic transmission not long ago and tonight the gear shift went on me. I had been driving, went to put the car in to park but my dash indicator said I was still in reverse and when I took my foot off the brake, the car did idle backwards. I shifted all the way down in to low and then tried to go back up to park but to no avail. I tried a second time and then when I put the shifter all the way up to try to get in to park, my dash indicator said neutral. I shifted down in to what was reverse on my gear shift which put the dash indicator and the car itself in drive and I drove home just fine. I parked it with the shifter set to park and the dash indicator and the car itself in neutral with the e brake on.
When I drove it the tranny seemed to shift just fine. The trouble is the disagreement between the dash indicator (which seems to agree with the tranny itself) and the gear shift which, as it is, is preventing me from putting the car in reverse or park. Any suggestions?
#54 of 168 Re: 02 Rodeo Tranny, Dash Indicator and Gear Shift don't match [btrcool]
Jul 03, 2008 (8:51 am)
Sounds like it could be a transmission mode indicator. A little box down under that indicates to the system where the shifter is and what gear it is in. These tend to get gunky and can be cleaned and re-installed instead of replaced. There are instructions posted on several sites for this.
One thing that sometime happens is the tranny will upshift and downshift really hard instead of the normal smooth transition between gears. Sometimes you can kind of clear this up by cycling the shifter completely through the range of gears (while sitting still with the brake on) a number of times..this might clean the contacts at least temporarily.
Pictures and description of mode switch http://isuzufaq.ibctech.ca/range.pdf
earlier discussions http://forum.planetisuzoo.com/viewtopic.php?t=1707
#55 of 168 Re: 2002 transmission problems [justanox]
Aug 03, 2008 (9:30 pm)
I also have a 2002 Rodeo. When heated and driving 65+ on interstate the transmission shifts real hard and transmission light flashes. After turning the car off for a few minutes...it stops.
I've had it checked out for over a year by many... and no one can resolve the issue. Does anyone have a solution??
#56 of 168 Re: 99 Isuzu Amigo [ericemartin]
Aug 20, 2008 (6:39 am)
alot of times a torque converter lockup issue could be as simple as dirty fluid causeing the lockup valve or solonoid to stick and not apply the converter clutch properly.do a transmission service check the resistance on the lockup solonoid while your at it and add 1 tube of doctor shudder and u might be good to go
#57 of 168 Transmission Problem
Sep 12, 2008 (10:31 am)
I Have a 2002 Rodeo and having a problem with the trans, it feels like it's stuck in n gear while in drive gear with a high rpm of 4-6 and goes only about 25 mph this morning I was crawling back home over a little hill back to my house when I looked my mph it barely moved the gears all work fine, so I'm not sure whats going on with my Rodeo can anyone shed some light on this situation?
#58 of 168 Transmission Check
Sep 12, 2008 (10:39 am)
I have a 2002 Rodeo, and I was just wondering if there was a way to check transmission fluid levels without taking it to the dealership, and the process of doing so if doing it on your own? The dealership told me there is no other way, can someone help on this subject?
Oct 27, 2008 (8:34 pm)
just got a rodeo man told me trans was bad no pedal pressure so i bled trans master cyl it got better but still not enough pressure to put in gear what is more common master or slave cyl
#61 of 168 91 Rodeo LS transmission problems
Nov 01, 2008 (8:01 pm)
OK here is the deal. I got this truck from my sisters neighbor and I have a few issues with the transmission. First Im not sure what transmission I have because it looks like it has been changed from a manual to automatic. Second there was no tranny dipstick in the filler tube. Now for the fun. I do have all of the drive gears (L gear will give ya whiplash if not careful), but reverse will only work between 2500 and 3000 RPM. Then when it kicks in its off like a rocket.
Any help with these problems im having would be awesome.
P.S. It has the 3.1 TBI engine.