Q: I just wanted to know what is the best coolant to use for a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo?

asked by on

I want to know what is the best antifreeze brand and color to use for my 2001 Isuzu Rodeo? And if I was to use the wrong antifreeze would that cause a problem with my radiator or engine?

My car has 150000 miles.
My car's transmission is unknown to me.

Hi Tamaria. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Your Isuzu uses a 50/50 blend coolant, which is half coolant and half distilled water. There are two types of coolant - red and a green. The V-6 Isuzu Rodeo engine should use the red coolant. In regards to mixing the red and green, it isn’t as harmful as it used to be, as the formulas have been changed over the years for the situation you’ve described. The best way to avoid problems is to have the coolant system flushed and have the right coolant, at the right ratio added.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. I just wanted to know what is the best coolant to use for a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: could a 2002 2.0L Mazda Protege transmission fit on my 2001 1.6L Mazda Protege?

Hello. The Mazda parts catalog transaxle part numbers for the two years you cite are different. Therefore, these two transmissions are NOT interchangeable "out of the box." Sometimes the differences from year-to-year relate to electronics or controls which you "might"...

Q: Q: Not going into gear

Start the vehicle for 10 minutes, then check your transmission fluid level, as per your owner's manual. If the fluid level is low, then you need to add fluid, and have your system checked for leaks. Aside from this possibility,...

Q: Heat/AC blower turns off and on

Hi there. Check the switch for any loose wires or shorts from the blower motor switch to the ignition switch. Check the condition of the wire connections for an corrosion and see if the wires are loose on the ground....

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...