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.
Oil in Spark Plug Tubes May Cause Misfire on Isuzu Rodeo
Average mileage: 155,019 (118,000–199,688)
Engines affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 3.2L V6
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1997 Isuzu Rodeo- 3.2L V6123,000Visitor
Oil leaked into spark plug holes and shorted out the coil wires and cause a misfire in the right bank. This also caused the cat's to go bad and the 02 sensors had to be replaced!
1997 Isuzu Rodeo- 3.2L V6186,471Visitor
oil in spark plugs
started skipping, then check engine light came on. Had advance auto run computer on it and the reading said it was a misfire in the cylinder 6
2001 Isuzu Rodeo- 3.2L V6Visitor
Spark plug tube failed, oil got in and caused misfire. Replaced tube and plug, back on the road next day.
1997 Isuzu Rodeo- 3.2L V6158,015Visitor
My check engine light came on, so i took it to Auto Zone. They ran a diagnostic and said it was the 6th cylinder misfire. So my husband and father in law took the spark plug out and there was oil on it.
oil light keep coming on is it the trans or oil that i need
I have no noticeable oil leaks, there's never any oil spots under my vehicle on the garage floo...
how do i get them out without damaging them? cannot find what to do in the repair manual..
where are spark plugs how do i get to them
One spark plug came out, the next one had rubber (boot?) so I couldn't get sockrt on it. HELP