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How to replace thermostat in a 2000 rodeo
Usually the upper radiator hose connects to the thermostat housing. You will want to drain the cooling system first. Then, disconnect the upper radiator hose from the engine side. After that, you will want to remove the bolts from the...
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Stalling battery
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like you may have a voltage regulator that is allowing the alternator to supply too much power to the battery. The voltage regulator is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery...
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Transmission
This may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission...
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No heat after replacing dead alternator
Your heater works on a few critical components. The blower motor, the heater core and the relay which is what triggers the blower motor to have the power to push the air through the vents. The blower motor is actually...
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I was wondering if 1996 honda passport parts would fit my vehicle
Yes. Nearly every part on the Honda Passport is interchangable with the Isuzu Rodeo. These vehicles were made on the same assembly line and used the same engine and transmission from Isuzu. If you are needing parts for your vehicle...
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My 1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS gets hot, then cools, then gets hot and stays hot
This can be caused by a number of things, such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know, the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant temperature by turning...
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Engine cranks, but does not fire
A crankshaft position sensor is an electronic device used to monitor the position or rotational speed of the crankshaft. This information is used by engine management systems to control the fuel injection or the ignition system timing and other engine...
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Would fuel tank float cause the transmission to slip?
The fuel float in the fuel tank has nothing to do at all with the transmission and would not have any impact on the transmission slipping problem you describe. Transmission slippage occurs generally when the transmission is low on fluid...
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I keep hearing noise comeing from back of my truck
Hello, thank you for writing in. Without knowing the nature of the noises, or what they sound like, it is difficult to say what the problem may be. Wheel bearings can be noisy when they have failed. You may feel...
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Our 1995 Isuzu Rodeo has black smoke from the tail pipe and it is chugging and we think it is the oxygen sensors. Could it be something else?
Hi there. There could be an issue with the fuel injectors, fuel pressure regulator, or the spark plugs. Check the spark plugs and see if they are wet with fuel. Black smoke is a sign of excessive burning fuel. Check...
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Hi I have a coolant leak only seems to have when I remove cap it comes from underneath
The explanation for the drip when the cap is removed is that the cap seals the system and doesn't allow the fluid to move. Think about it like this, when you put a straw in a drink, put your thumb...
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The axle is torn, how long can I drive it before getting it fixed?
The most common problem with the CV joints is when the protective boot cracks or gets damaged. Once this happens, the grease comes out and moisture and dirt get in, causing the CV joint to wear faster and eventually fail...
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Truck has trouble starting, looks like it's not getting enough gas.
If you have to feather the gas pedal to keep the motor running, this suggests that the fuel pressure may not be maintained at the correct level when starting. The fuel pressure regulator is a unit that monitors and helps...
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Can ac clutch be replaced
Hello, thank you for writing in. The A/C clutch can absolutely be replaced. With the symptoms you are having, you should replace the entire compressor with the clutch as an assembly. Most parts stores and online parts departments are going...
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Where is MAP sensor located? 2002 Isuzu Turbo diesel Rodeo
Hello - the MAP sensor is located on the intake manifold, near the back. It has a flat, 3-wire electrical connector. For assistance, I recommend a MAP sensor replacement service by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic,...
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My car accelerates slowly when first taking off and jumps when it shifts gears. What could it be?
This may be related to low transmission fluid or potentially a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you may know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a...
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Clicking sound
If you are only getting a clicking sound then you will need to first check to make sure you did not get a dead battery. Turn on the head lights and key on and blower on high to see if...
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Do I need to replace timing belt now?
Hi there. Originally, manufacturers recommended timing belt service interval be done at 60,000 miles. Since then, mileage intervals have increased. Time is working against you on this one, being a 1999. Depending on the environment, timing belt replacement is recommended...
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thermostat replacement 1999 isuzu rodeo 3.2 V6 seems to look different than shown in my Haynes manual. Does the intake manifold ne
The manifold has to be removed to replace the thermostat. Rubber hoses that are only replaceable with the manifold out of the way should all be replaced during a repair like this and you should consider sending the fuel injectors...
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Car wont run after Fuel Filter change
Hi there. It's possible that you have an air / fuel mixture issue that could be causing the hard to start problem on your Isuzu. Some components, including the EGR valve, the throttle body itself and fuel injectors can become...

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