1998 Isuzu Rodeo Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Isuzu Rodeo

1998 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.

ABS light On Due to Damaged Wiring

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) warning light may illuminate due to a damaged wire harness near one or both of the front wheel speed sensors. Repairing the damaged wiring will be necessary to correct this concern.

 

Fuel pump sending unit

The fuel level sensor may fail resulting in erratic fuel gauge operation and illumination of the Check Engine Light. Replacement of the fuel sender assembly is recommended to correct this concern. A powertrain control module (PCM) software update may be necessary for the updated fuel level sensor to read correctly.

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1998 Isuzu Rodeo Questions

The shifter gets stuck when it's in park, what do I need to do to fix it? (1 answer)

After starting the car, I put the brake on and try to put the car into drive, but the shifter is stuck in park. It happens Everytime the car is used. Sometimes it gets unstuck when shaking the shifter around .

Gas gauge reads empty, do I need to change pump? (2 answers)

The fuel light is always on and the gauge is at empty. When the tank is full, the light turns off and the gauge goes up a little. After driving for a little while it goes back to empty and light flashes.

How do I change the bulb in the dash behind the temp control gauges? (1 answer)

All the other dash light are fine except the one behind the temp control panel.

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1998 Isuzu Rodeo Recalls

Rear Suspension Lower Link Bracket Corrodes and Detaches

The rear suspension lower link bracket may corrode prematurely and fail, detaching from the vehicle. Dealers will install a reinforcement bracket free of charge to resolve the concern.

Recall 02I002000
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES THAT ARE EQUIPPED WITH AN ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS), THE VEHICLES CAN EXPERIENCE EXTENDED STOPPING DISTANCES IN CERTAIN TYPES OF BRAKING EVENTS.
Recall 01I002000
THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 1998-2000 RODEO (UE) AND AMIGO (UA) MODELS EQUIPPED WITH 2.2L 4-CYLINDER ENGINES. THE TIMING BELT COULD BREAK BEFORE THE RECOMMENDED SCHEDUL...

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