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Isuzu Trooper, Isuzu Rodeo
Dec 12, 2009 (10:48 am)
I have a '92 Rodeo 3.1L v6 manual. A couple weeks ago I accidentally left the lights on and the battery died. I tried jumping but it didn't work. So I tried recharging the battery. This didn't work. Found out the battery was bad. After putting a new one in, and changing a blown fuse, it still won't start--doesn't seem like any juice is getting to the battery. Anyone know why this might be happening?
#46 of 102 Re: Truck won't start [studly_stephen]
Dec 12, 2009 (5:48 pm)
my 91 rodeo with same engine has a starter relay in the engine compartment
#47 of 102 Re: Truck won't start [studly_stephen]
Dec 12, 2009 (5:58 pm)
need more details like is there any power to lights,radio ... there is a main fuse in the same relay box (80amp) in mine but it seems that it hard to remove when i tried so i left it alone,
#48 of 102 Re: Truck won't start [badger505]
Dec 13, 2009 (12:50 pm)
There is no power to anything--lights, radio, etc.
#49 of 102 1995 Isuszu Rodeo wont Start
Jan 14, 2010 (4:54 pm)
isuzu rodeo 1995 wont start. Been like this for 10 days till yesterday. Replaced spark plugs, it cranked and ran all day. Today it started then died and wont crank. Fuel pressure is good, fuel pump working. The last few months it sometimes blows black exhaust from the tail pipe and runs a little sluggish when this is happening. We think it is sometimes pumping too much fuel and choking it down like it is flooded. Could it be an O2 Sensor?
#50 of 102 Re: 1995 Isuszu Rodeo wont Start [morross1]
Jan 14, 2010 (6:48 pm)
I had the same problem a few months ago and no one could tell me what was wrong. Well, it took a while, but I discovered my IAC motor was shot. It's a small black thing that attaches to your throttle body. It controls the air intake! When I pulled mine out is was black and practically fell apart, lol. This is a $50 part at Kragen and it takes about 10 minutes to fix. If you have a Chilton Guide, look it up and you will see that it's very simple. My 1996 Rodeo has NOT had any problems since I fixed it! And if that doesn't work, check your Mass Air Flow sensor and you ERG valve, but I'm willing to bet it's the IAC, it sounds like you are having the EXACT same problem as I was. Good luck and I sure hope this helps.
#51 of 102 Re: 1995 Isuszu Rodeo wont Start [ivy96]
Jan 14, 2010 (7:20 pm)
Thanks so much! I will try that!
#52 of 102 Re: 1995 Isuszu Rodeo wont Start [morross1]
Jan 15, 2010 (5:21 pm)
Havent been able to try yet- it actually cranked today for a short time then died- i smell gas!! Big time!
#53 of 102 Re: 1995 Isuszu Rodeo wont Start [morross1]
Jan 15, 2010 (5:58 pm)
YUP! That's what was happening to me. It would run fine for even days at a time, then suddenly die on me at a stop sign or a red light. Check it out this weekend, it could really save you a lot of time and money.
#54 of 102 Re: 1995 Isuszu Rodeo wont Start [ivy96]
Jan 17, 2010 (10:31 am)
thanks for all your help. Got a friend of mine, a mechanic on the way over today to check the IAC motor. Where is it located?? What tools do I need to remove it?