Last post on Dec 13, 2011 at 10:12 AM
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Isuzu Rodeo, SUV
#6 of 12 Re: battery won't charge [mcdon]
Jan 26, 2008 (3:12 pm)
i was wondering how to check the regulator the part store said the altonater is fine
#7 of 12 Re: battery won't charge [jasen]
Jan 28, 2008 (5:23 am)
Not sure. My alternator was still under warranty, so they replaced it. I have a book at home, I can check to see if it shows the steps to replace the regulator.
#8 of 12 Alternator Issues
Jul 02, 2008 (10:36 am)
I was driving along happy in my 97 Rodeo, when all of the sudden, my A/C and fan motor went dead, and my brake, battery, and 4WD indicator lights came on. I checked fuses, and immediately suspected an alternator issue, and got a replacement from Advance. I replaced the unit, but no change. I checked fuses again, and switched relays around, nothing worked. When I took the core back, I had them test it, and they said it was only putting out 10 volts. I took the new one in and had it tested, and it was OK. I took it to the dealer, and they said that the aftermarket alternators aren't any good. I new OEM was around $500. I went to NAPA, and picked up another and put it in, again nothing. I noticed that unplugging one of the harnesses to the alternator enabled my A/C to run. Further playing around, I found that there is a Red wire with a white stripe that leaves one of the two alternator harness connectors by the engine fuse box. Once I disconnected that wire from the harness connector ( it comes apart ) my alternator is charging, and everything is back to normal. This wire connects the alternator to the computer, and I believe serves some enabling function. When I connect even my digital volt meter to the alternator on that pin, it cuts the alternator output. When they tested the alternator at the store, they basically hook up 3 wires: ground, 12 in, 12 out. The wiring harnesses provide like 5 paths plus the chasis ground. I will eventually get the OEM alternator replaced to verify, But in a pinch, I hope this helps. I just think there's an Isuzu specific circuit that isn't verified by the re-manufacturers, and that's why 95% of these don't work.
On the plus side, I've had the alternator out so many times I can replace it in about 15 minutes while the engine is still hot
#9 of 12 new battery and alternator still wont charge
Jul 08, 2009 (10:57 pm)
The problem is all the same as everybody else.Its not the regulator that is inside the alternator.The problem is the Harmonic Balancer went bad so its slipping so the belt turns slower than normal given you all this problem.Hope this helps .
#10 of 12 Re: Alternator Issues [mwolfe]
May 21, 2011 (3:24 pm)
Thank you so much for taking the time to write that. I had the same thing happen to me 100% the same with the indicator lights and everything. I'm not sure the cause of this problem,but disconnecting the wire harness worked for me. Saved me a ton of time and money. Again thanks for your input.
#11 of 12 Changed battery
Nov 21, 2011 (8:01 pm)
My 2004 Rodeo sat for a few months before I bought it. The batter would not hold a charge. Once I was 'jumped' I could drive with no problem. I took my Rodeo for an oil change; then my 'check engine,' 'ABS' and 'check 4wd' came on. Any ideas what the problem might be? I also put in a new battery too. Thank you.
#12 of 12 2004 Rodeo 4x4 problem
Dec 13, 2011 (10:12 am)
My Check 4wd light is on and will not lock into 4wd. Any ideas, it is electrical too. Thanks.