20 Most Recent 1997 Isuzu Rodeo Questions & Answers


Pull out the # 3 plug and see if it is bad. Check wire and coil Check valve adjustment

1997 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered on Mar 09, 2019


Make sure battery has a full charge and battery connections all good, on both ends, not just at the battery. I looked at info for 4 cylinder engine. You can see the two fuses, not only check the fuses, use a test light and check voltage at fuse circuit. The main fuse is hot all the time. The starter fuse goes hot with key in start position, so you need a helper to turn the key while you check for voltage at the fuse. At the starter motor, two voltage circuits, one comes from the battery, hot all the time. The other circuit goes hot with key in the start position and is wired through clutch switch and starter relay. The starter motor grounds through the engine block. If good voltage and ground circuits at the starter motor and no action, have to check starter motor and make sure the engine isn't seized. Any testing at starter motor, make sure tranny is in park or neutral and parking brake is set.
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1997 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered on Mar 06, 2018


Did the problem exist before you changed the fluid? you can try some conditioner to see if the internal seals may be a little tired.

1997 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered on Jan 17, 2018


I would check the cable connections depends how the lights were wired into the circuit there may have been either a live or a neutral connected straight into the battery which came off on disconnecting the battery terminals or one of the cables may have been disconnected on removing the battery for replacement I hope this helps

1997 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered on Dec 21, 2017


loose earth strap from engine to chassis??

1997 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered on Dec 15, 2017


There is a four way plug on transmission ,unplug it. The over drive in that model is actually a lock up converter.The converter is bad.
check your turn signal flasher and replace all bulbs turn signal bulbs.

1997 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered on Dec 08, 2017


google it yet? (its there)
or even search here, in the fixya search, (its there)
been answered many time.s
or login to alldata.com and see it? (its there all the time)

1997 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered on Dec 03, 2017


Not the clutch assembly, but the start safety switch on the clutch pedal. The contacts could be corroded or just need be pushed onto the clip better to lock it on. I'd just unplug the thing from the connection and clop the two wires together to be sure that the problem is no longer a problem. Nonetheless, there is where your problem arises, from the start safety switch on the clutch pedal.

1997 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered on Nov 03, 2017


IAC - idle air control valve . What are the fuel trims at ? Are they with in + or - 10% short term an long fuel trims ? Do you know what fuel trims are ? What's the IAC counts at looking at scan tool data ? Or are you just guessing to find a fix ?
007 Idle Speed Problems Scan Data for Idle
Hooking up a professional type scan tool an viewing scan data is the proper way to diagnose these type problems . Your dealing with a computer .

1997 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered on Sep 05, 2017


Are you the original owner ? Did it have an after market radio installed ? If yes, it might of had wiring connected wrong from there.

1997 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered on Jul 21, 2017


If the check engine light is on have it read for the engine problem code. then google that code which will tell you where the problem is coming from.

1997 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered on Apr 08, 2017


have you checked for a broken timing belt /chain
what about faulty cam shaft position sensors
it would be a champion idea to run the fault codes before wasting money changing what is not faulty

1997 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered on Jan 19, 2017


auto or stick shift transmission?
correlation is not always causation.!!!
example: if I open the glove box, and the engine stalls, It probably is not the glove box lamp doing that.

The 97 cars have very few learn modes.
in fact, none kill engines dead, ever.

the trouble with your post is it says nothing useful. sorry.
1: cranks robustly but will not start?
2: will not crank, or just clicks, or the starter motor is silent.?
the starter can also chatter, or free run, spin fast but engine not.
if it wont crank ,
jump start it, if it will not cranks still , crank in NEUTRAL.
PRNDL move lever to N per the steps in the operators guide.
3: cranks ok, there are 50 reasons for that.
if your car reads statistics, the spark plugs are bad, ignored.
do say this time what the engine did. exactly , you did not.

4: cranks ok , do so with wide open throttle to clear floods
this is secret mode in the op. guide that cuts off the fuel injectors.
V6, 3.1., 3.2 , 3.5Liter?

1997 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered on Jan 07, 2017


no engine stated of the 4.
same as all cars, watch 1000 do it on youtube yet>?
1: drain coolant.
2: remove battery neg lug, first. so someone dont start it or you
accidentally short out say alternator wires.etc.
3: remove hose clamps and separate hoses, from rad.
4: remove all things from rad, that is attached, say, shroud's, elect fans, et cetra.
5: the rad has clamps or bolts holding it down, off them.
6: lift it out.
on all cars mostly the only hard parts can be getting the shroud to not fight you.
some cars this old are modified, so no photo's no exact answers.
with fan mods.

1997 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered on Dec 07, 2016


they both should be different sizes to keep from this mix up

1997 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered on Oct 26, 2016

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