1997 Isuzu Rodeo Repair and Maintenance

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

Chattering when cornering can occur when the limited slip differential fluid breaks down. Replacing the fluid will repair this issue.

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.

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.

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checked alternator; its ok, bought new battery; drove for a day and the battery is dead, something is draining it.

I have replaced mass air flow o2 sensors, fuel filter, everything BUT the pump.. just now changed sensors and fuses under hood and in cabin, i cannot for the life of me find a leak ANYwhere, I really dont think its the pump, as it was replaced about 8 months ago... is there something im missing??...

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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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