2003 Isuzu Rodeo Repair and Maintenance
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2003 Isuzu Rodeo ProblemsOil 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.
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.
Chattering when cornering can occur when the limited slip differential fluid breaks down. Replacing the fluid will repair this issue.
2003 Isuzu Rodeo QuestionsCoolant leak from both ends of my upper radiator hose, but only when the engine is cold. Once the temp goes up a little, the leaks seal up. I've replaced the hose and clamps. It didn't help. Is it a pressure problem or the thermostat or something else? (1 answer)
Recently did a timing belt/ water pump change. Went good.
Where is the "oil pipe" on a 3.2L V6 ?? Found a sketchy diagram listed it as part#4 in / around oil pump / oil pickup tube..Yet a can't find the "oil pipe" for sale..and most other diagrams omitted the "Oil pipe"Does a 2003 Rodeo LS 3.2L V6 have a "Oil pipe&...
2003 Isuzu Rodeo RecallsRear Suspension Rust Concern
Road salt can cause excessive corrosion near the forward mounting bracket for the left or right rear suspension lower link. As a result the bracket can come loose from the frame, impacting vehicle handling and increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the affected vehicles. If little or no corrosion is found, the area will be treated with an anti-corrosive compound. If the corrosion has affected the connection between the bracket and the frame a reinforcement bracket will be installed. In very severe cases were a repair is not feasible, Isuzu has a vehicle buy back program in place. All inspections and remedies will be provided free of charge for vehicles that are 10 years old or less. For vehicles older than 10 years, Isuzu will offer a free remedy, but only if the vehicle is presented to an Isuzu service facility dealer within 12 months of when owner notifications were issued, after that time owners will be charged for the repairs.
On certain vehicles, the brake warning light would not illuminate if the brake fluid level became low. The diodes have been replaced; all vehicles have been repaired.