1997 Isuzu Rodeo Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Isuzu Rodeo

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1997 Isuzu Rodeo Problems

Oil in Spark Plug Tubes May Cause Misfire

On the V-6 engine, oil in the spark plug tubes can cause a misfire. Resealing the tubes as part of replacement of the valve cover gasket and replacing the spark plug wires will commonly repair this issue. On newer models the misfire can result in illumination of the Check Engine Light.

Ticking Type Noise from Engine Valve Train

A ticking noise may be noted from the engine valve train area. This is commonly caused by varnish build up in the hydraulic lash adjusters (HLA). Our technicians tell us that using Mobil 1 synthetic oil has been successful in cleaning the varnish deposits and quieting the lifter noise.

Wiring damaged by door checker

On certain models the door checks can contact  the door wiring harness and damage the wires causing blown fusees and no sound from the door speakers. Repairing the wires or replacing the harness and routing it away from the door checkers will repair this issue.

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1997 Isuzu Rodeo Questions

Clutch/transmission problem (1 answer)

After my "anti rattle valve" went out my clutch pedal doesn't work properly and it's very hard to get into gear. Bypassed the Anti-rattle value.

What are the proper drive cycle protocols to rest my readiness monitors? (1 answer)

I changed my EGR valve myself but didn't set my readiness monitors then tried to go get a smog and the facility told me their machine couldn't smog my car. Makes sense now after some research. just need to do that and ill be ready.

My air conditioner blows fuses and sends alot of feedback into my chassis. (2 answers)

My air conditioner works fine, but I do have to change my fuse often. And I get alot of feedback in my CB radio when both are on.

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1997 Isuzu Rodeo Reviews

great car, heavy on motor oil about 6 quarts every so often, okay on gas, wheel carrier is helpful for rear end accidents, overall it is a good car

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