Top 20 1997 Isuzu Rodeo Questions & Answers


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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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 .

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

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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.

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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

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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?

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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.

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no engine stated, and this varies by ,, engine.

the belts , if new , screech for only 2 reasons
1: loose (or oil soaked, watch a guy last weak oil it to stop this)sad.
2: or the accessory its driving is seized.

id bet the cogged, timing belt will never screech, its idler might.
did you inspect all parts as you asssembled the engine.
no engine stated, so be hard for the blind to answer with savvy,
accurate answers, no?

ACCESSORY belts are tension'ed, 3 ways. (3 classes of systems)
1; manual tension. means you sit it to spec.
2: auto tension'ers
3: some look like auto type and are not.... the book for your engine tells all this.

the cam belt as special tension'g steps, did you follow those.
we cant guess what you did wrong.
nor if you even followed all steps.
below is technician loosing the auto tensioner
if the tensioner feels weak or bad, it is.
my guess, (useless) is that the cam belt is ok
but you skipped the accessory belts tension steps.
if it didnt screech before.451adf4b-5c25-45c0-9005-5e285b255e75.jpg

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Blown head gasket. Do a compression test.

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Its an Isuzu but through a partnership with Honda, it was badged as the Honda Passport, Honda's first SUV in '93. I think?....... Sounds bout right. Yeah. Thats it.

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USA car? must I GUESS?
so you have 2 coil packs. ????
called wasted park
seems you typed the displacement wrong, !!! 2.2L is 4 banger...
1 and 4 fire as a pair
2 and 3 , fire as a pair , in series

so if the spark wires open , you loose a pair,
say #1 opens, you loose #4 with it.
they are wired in series.
if one spark wire grounds out , you lose only THAT spark plug.
but why would you get the odd pack to pack cross talk.
(assumes you have the HV wired right. correct?)
the packs cant be wired up willly-nillly.
this is the 2.2L coil pack.
and IS wasted SPARK system. for sure.
and can not be mixed up
the PCM is hard coded for 1,3,4,2 firing order.
and must be wired right. did you meddle here?
if you unplug the 2 one right , this must not make the 2 on left work.
pulling 1 wire, only kills the adjacent wire. normal.
see the pairs there, at the bottom see those hiddencoil packs mail coils molded to case?
if you are wired right and you have cross talk from 1/4 to 2/3 bank
the pack is bad.

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4th post.by you.
is this front axle lock vacuum lines???
why not say where your hands are.... why must we guess. this...?
its not a shift motor. unless its a transfer case. devices.

is this the shift on the fly opted car????
we cant guess drive trains
remove the body of car, and say what is there.
pretend.
see?

or say where your hands are now, touching unstated
vacuum lines.
is that hard?
telling where hands are?
my wild guess front axle right side. correct.?

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post 3 and still the part you state is named wrong.
my best guess, is the
front alxe lock, up, device. with 2 lines
is that it.
?????
there are only 2 ways, 2 lines
is it so hard to try both ways, on 2 solenoids?

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idlers are not timed, just crank to cam.....
alldata.com has the timing setup for this, log in and read?
interference engines , do you know how to work them>?

im not posted all 32 steps.
but just this.
you never stated the job, just the belt bad? or cams out, or cogs off? what was fiddled so far.....???????
ill assume the cam gears are untouched.



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step 3 on install states
"If any binding is felt when adjusting the timing belt tension by turning the crankshaft, STOP turning the engine, because the pistons may be hitting the valves."


just 15 bucks to not bend over the head valves.
https://www.scantool.net/software/alldata-diy-1-month-subscription.html

RTM , please read the manual, then ask questions.

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