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#9 of 26 Speedometer not Working
Mar 16, 2010 (12:50 pm)
So my Isuzu Rodeo is a 1998 4x4 6 cylinder 3.2L LS. The Speedometer works occasionally, but then also fluxuates when driving. Sometimes it stays on zero the whole time and sometimes it says I'm going only 20 mph on a highway that I'm obviously going atleast 60 on.
I was told it might be the speed sensor, but I'm skeptical on this. Here's more info on the car.
The ABS is always on, and the Check Engine light comes on and off at times. Back a year ago, pieces of metal came off near the break-disk. I'm assuming it was the ABS. They were grooved pieces.
It appears the shocks and axles need replaced (unrelated issue). The car also bounces at 70mph, I'm assuming this is because of the worn shocks.
Let me know! Thanks.
#10 of 26 Re: 2002 Rodeo speedodometer problems [knighthawk77]
May 18, 2010 (7:14 am)
knighthawk77: did you ever resolve your speedometer issue? If so, how?
#12 of 26 97' Isuzu Rodeo ABS LIGHT/SPEEDOMETER
Apr 11, 2008 (5:20 am)
I have a 97' Rodeo with 3.2 V6 engine. Recently the speedometer quit working and the abs light came on. The consensus was to replace the VSS sensor on the rear differential. I have installed a new sensor and this did not fix the problem. The hand held diagnostic is giving a code for low voltage from the VSS sensor. I would appreciate any suggestions on what to try next or possible solutions if you have had this problem. Thanks!
#13 of 26 1996 VSS
Feb 10, 2009 (12:29 pm)
My '96 passport has similar problem. Speedometer/odometer not functioning. Replaced instrument cluster, still same results. Does anyone know if the VSS is interchangeable between a 4wd or 2wd. Its has the 3.2l with 4wd Auto.
Feb 26, 2009 (12:27 pm)
I have gotten the manual from the library and the VSS is not on top of the Rear Diff. It is in the transmission. The sensor on top of the rear diff is the ABS Sensor. I just fixed mine. I bought a 98 Honda Passport 2 wheel drive and the ABS light would alwas stay on. I was told that the sensor was bad but the dealer could not find thier plugin diagnostic machine. The tech said that it was going to be 400+ dollars to find out where the trouble is comming from. He also told me that the wires tend to break and that could be the trouble. I took it to another dealer and they said the same thing. The machine that they use was broken and it looked like it was, but the tech said that the pig tail (the wire harness that connects the ABS senor was broken or bad. I took apart the senor and it looked good. Usually sensors don't go bad unless it has had some contact with debris from the road. Saying this the sensor is located on top of ther rear diff. I looked at the pig tail and it looked good also, but in unpluging the pig tail I noticed a wire cut or broken to the next connection spot. Now the pig tail was 55.00 from the dealer but it was looking good. The next pig tail that goes from the rear of the car all the way to the ABS module was the part that was broken. To get a new one and reroute it would have been too difficult too much money, and too time consuming. So what I did was use speaker wire and 2 butt connectors and cut the same color wire on the good pig tail and hard wired it in place. I started the car and the light was still on. I gave up and drove it around the block and what happened. The light went off and is still off. Problem fixed. I have no more lights on my dash and all for about 5.00 and some time.
#15 of 26 ABS SENSOR PROBLEM FOR 1998 RODEO
Apr 28, 2009 (7:25 pm)
My ABS light stays on and will go off briefly when I put new gas in the vechicle. It will run awhile and come right back. I check the ABS rear sensor and it looks okay. I am about to change the sensor. any suggestion? help please.
#16 of 26 what is this
Jun 25, 2009 (8:32 pm)
what does power and winter switch in 2000 rodeo mean and how does it work
#17 of 26 Re: VSS [rpht2000chris]
Aug 09, 2009 (2:21 pm)
Chris (I'm assuming),
Thanks a million for this post. I've been looking at this ABS issue on my 1999 Rodeo 4x4 for a while, and have been waiting to find a post that enabled me to fix it myself. Sure enough, I went about the rear differential, found the ABS sensor, cleared the contact points.........wasn't getting a good charge. Per your post, I followed the electric up to a junction point just in front of the rear driver side tire...I looked close...and there it was...a 3-wire set...(orange, brown, and white)...and the white cable was broken off. Did a similar pig-tail splicing game....and sure enough...ABS light turned off after 100 ft of sub 10 mph driving...
Anyways, wanted to explicitly say thank you for sharing your knowledge. This has helped me fix one of my more major annoyances with my Rodeo with only 92k miles on it...now if I could only fix the damn gas gauge!! =)
#18 of 26 Re: VSS [ryan_rutan]
Nov 23, 2009 (2:31 pm)
I have a 96' Rodeo LS and did the ABS sensor and that didn't change a thing, going to do the jumper to the DTC to read the codes. At the same time I'll do the cable check to see if the connector is broken.
The three wire set, does it matter if you have a 2wd or 4wd vehicle?
I want to get this fixed, its annoying.