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1997 Isuzu Rodeo when you push down on the clutch pedal to start it cranks and sputters, but I can get it start but when I push the clutch pedal down it will die. I can play around and get it to run for a little while but then it will die out eventually. It will start back up and then do the same thing. Is this in the clutch assemble??

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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.

Posted on Nov 03, 2017


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SOURCE: 1997 Isuzu Rodeo 4 wheel drive

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Posted on Nov 18, 2008


Steve Allison

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SOURCE: soft clutch 1992 isuzu rodeo

If the seals around the shafts of master and slave are tight, they may be concealing a leak with fluid bypassing the piston seals internal to the two assemblies. Either your master or slave cylinders need to be replaced ot have new seals installed. Once you find the culprit and have installed a replacement, you will have to bleed the lines to evacuate air trap in the lines.

Posted on Mar 21, 2009


ray calhoun

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SOURCE: pop & clutch stuck to floorboard

probly the clutch fork or through bearing

Posted on Apr 05, 2009


Rob Cobb

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SOURCE: 2002 isuzu rodeo won't start

Good day;
the clutch switch is located on the clutch pedal support, if you put your hand on the clutch pedal run your hand up and the switch will be at the top. now if you are going to replace this switch I would try to adjust the switch first the amount of time it takes and this would confirm that it's the switch. ensure clutch pedal is fully returned, disconnect the electrical connector from the switch. loosen lock nut and tighten clutch switch by hand until switch is firmly against clutch lever. back the switch out 1/2 turn, the switch plunger should extend .02-.06" (.5-1.5 mm).
hope this helps


Posted on Jul 13, 2009


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SOURCE: Crank Sensor in 94 Isuzu Rodeo

it's on the bottom of the motor, towards the back on the passenger side. It has a small clip of wires and one screw holding it on. You may want to pull it up on ramps- if it'll run- otherwise, get under the Rodeo, it's up a little higher than the oil pan, and to the passenger side. (it's right on top of the two lines that run to the bottom of the radiator.) You will need a 10mm socket to remove it. I have added a few pics showing the location (i just completed this task myself)

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