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Isuzu Rodeo



  • randyolmrandyolm Posts: 2
    1995 Rodeo, small red light in a non-moveable tab next to the electric tailgate release button. Located upper left of dash near window. It has never come on until yesterday when the car wouldn' start. I jumped it, drove it home, and the light stayed on all time. This morning, dead again, light is flashing, beeping when I try to start the car, the tailights and parking lights are flashing. I can turn the regular hazard lights on and off and they function, but the mystery light keeps flashing. It seems to be an automatice emergency hazard system. I replaced the battery, nothing changed, car still won't start. This light is not described anywhere I can find in the owners manual. Any thoughts from anybody? Thanks, Randy
  • Is your rodeo equipped with a alarm that is the only thing that i could think of, mine had a problem like that but when i turned the key and waited a split second it started. hope that works for you.
  • randyolmrandyolm Posts: 2
    Thanks, that seems to be the best guess from everyone. I've never armed the system before, so maybe it had something to do with jumping the car, electrical system got confused. Eventually got it started, disconnected the light. I'll have to read up on the alarm system to avoid this again.
  • jdman56jdman56 Posts: 1
    I'm looking at a 99 rodeo. Not sure if it's an ls or just an S model. This is pretty stripped down. Factory Isuzu stereo cassette radio. 4x4,3.2 engine,65,000 miles, no cruise, 5 speed manual, no pwr doors,windows etc. Spare on back gate. Interior looks great,no real material wear. Body looks great, all molding & bumpers seem all secure. Paint seems to match all around vehicle including inside door. Belts look new. Coolant looks green, oil ok.
    This is being advertised on the net from a dealer in colorado. car fax shows it was an east coast vehicle from Pennsylvania most of it's life with the exception of the last 2 years which is in Colorado. My concern is the "white' stains underneath the carriage area & some in the front grill area. The body paint has no signs of rust or repaint. The wheel wells seemed to be recoated with some kind of black coating perhaps rust proofing? Of corse the engine is power washed to look brand new so I can't tell of any rust or east coast salt damage. Great test drive pretty solid vehicle with a litte ratteling from the spare tire mount on gate. my question is buying a vehicle from the east coast area where they use alot of salt. There was some rust around a few screws underneath but nothing real major and I noticed looking thru the wheels at the brake area the disc or some metal disc it is rusty. The drum mabey?(i'm not very smart with car parts) Any suggestions? The online price was at 7,755 & I got him down to 6800. I am going to have my mechanic look it over on Mon after Easter so any help before then would be great. Any suggestions? Thanks, JD
  • How do reset the diagnostic computer?
  • I have a 1997 Honda Passport and there is a thumping under the front passenger side when we slow down and speed up. Usually happens going around 10mph or less. We need to figure out what the hell this is!!!
  • buck380buck380 Posts: 10
    Check to see if there was a recall for your rodeo. I know the 98 had one re faulty abs sensor that caused the light to go on.
  • toy03toy03 Posts: 4
    I have a 2003 rodeo . if i drive for about 35 to 40 miles on the highway when i come to a stop then start moving again it feels like the rear brakes are sticking it makes a loud grinding noise. it only happens on long drives around town its fine anyone else have this promblem.
  • tdogg2tdogg2 Posts: 1
    I just bought a rodeo. I can not open th back hatch. The button unleashes the spare tire and can feel the door is unlocked. The problem is the door can not be opened without the window being opened. That is the problem. I can't get it opened. I have no owner's manual. It is a 96. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  • There are two switches that operate when you press the clutch pedal.

    The first one signals the cruise control that the pedal has been depressed ands subsequently disables cruise control. This switch is normally depressed when in gear or at rest.

    The second switch is located at the other end of the clutch pedal travel and us located closer to the firewall. This switch does not allow the engine to start unless it is depressed by pushing the clutch pedal all of the way in. I have installed a momentary switch in parallel with the OEM switch so that I may start with the transmission in neutral and the clutch pedal in it's normal position.

    My point is: It is relatively easy to crawl on the floorboard and look to where the pedal swinds back toward the firewall. You will see a switch mounted to a bracket. Pull the connector and either test the switch or replace it.
  • CatheCathe Posts: 7
    to reset the 'check engine light':-

    remove fuse no. 4 to clear memory
  • hikick1hikick1 Posts: 39
    they are on ebay search "altezza rodeo" will find them....
  • hikick1hikick1 Posts: 39
    Is there a "tool" I can purchase to use at home to get trouble codes for my 92 4x4 rodeo? I have the manual with codes. Thanks for any help.
  • hikick1hikick1 Posts: 39
    has your 92 rodeo ever ran like it was starving for fuel or surging upon high speed accelleration? I have a new fuel system and exhaust. The exhaust shop told me I had a broken off manifold bolt after they were done....could seepage be the problem? thanks
  • sullyairsullyair Posts: 2
    I had the same problem on my 1995 Isuzu Rodeo. I found that the headlight relay (under the hood) controlled the tail lights and dash lights as well. Actully, I didn't need to replace the relay, I unplugged it, put it back in and everything worked.

  • jcb2jcb2 Posts: 1
    Hi, this is my first posting and I need help!

    My 2002 6-cyl / 3.2L Rodeo now has 62,000 miles on it. At about 40,000 miles, my check engine light began coming on and staying on. After several visits to a somewhat local Isuzu dealer here in Chicagoland, no one can find the problem. The dealer has cleaned the fuel injectors, installed a new engine harness, but I still go through a quart of oil every 200-miles! Now I find out that the Isuzu Rodeo has a history of oil seal leakage - oil seals that are defective. I even had a routine oil change (I change the oil every 90 days), filled the Rodeo with 5 new quarts of oil and was empty 4 days later. The dealer can't find the problem and won't admit that there is a warranty issue. This has dragged on since August 2004. Now the Rodeo has 62,000 miles on it and the dealer says he cannot help me because of the 60,000-mile warranty. This isn't right and it's certainly poor customer service. Any thoughts from the forum members?
  • hikick1hikick1 Posts: 39
    I am glad I ran across this post. I have the same problem. Did it cause battery drains if you didn't totally disconnect the cables? Did anyone find out what is causing this?

  • freedom247freedom247 Posts: 6
    My 98 Rodeo goes through oil like no other. I have had it checked and checked again and I cant get it fixed either so I just have to keep an eye on it and top it off.
  • baylor2baylor2 Posts: 1
    Hello. New member here. I have a 2002 Isuzu Rodeo Sport (58K miles). Recently I noticed the truck had a hard time shhifting up from 1st gear. The RPMs would spike up and then it would run just fine. The other night the trans light kept blinking. When i went to take it to the shop the next day I found that it would go on drive, but it won't move on reverse. Before i have to go and sell my soul to pay for a new transmission, any ideas as to what the problem may be? Thanks!
  • eryneryn Posts: 1
    I'm having a problem with my 2000 isuzu rodeo. It all started when the CEL came on along with the transmission light flashing on and off. Took it the MEchanic and did a check found out several things. The code P401 came on which states that there is a EGR flow problem. But i had the same proble 1 1/2 years ago. Can I clean the valve myself? The second code staes that the transmission component is slipping. HAve no idea what thats about. Can anyone help me with this. Thanks :confuse:
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