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hold petal to floor rpms come up and runs good till you stop and start again boggs down

I have a 2002 Isuzu that started acting like it is flooded and the cooling fan does not come on. We replaced the fuel pressure regulator, that did not solve the problem.

What else can cause poor gas mileage OTHER than; low tire pressure, old fuel filter, old spark plugs, dirty air filter or and bad driving habits? All these things checkout but my truck still only getting about 16 miles a gallon.

Wanna add a 24oz. Lucas oil transmission additive to my tranny. The fluid level is good where its at. Do I need to drain some to make room for the bottle. Directions say "add to existing fluid". Worried about overfilling.

2000 Isuzu rodeo won't shift into 3rd gear never had any signs of the Tranny going bad jusy woke up got in my truck an it started .ot will sometimes go into 3rd gear an so forth but 90% od the time iit won't go . no leaks but prior to my truck acting up my engine made a weird winning sound not load or hardly noticeable but only to someone whom drive it all the time never heard it make that sound an likw i saI'd never had any signs of it going bad b4 so curious to know if anyone has experience this b4 what they had to do to fix to me i jutst feel it's a minor situation that needs fixed i hope someone can help it's an automatic 2000 lotsa miles

The part in question has a plastic piece on the hose that secures it. It is also located below the altenator.

other gears are fine... we had this problem before with our ford Taurus and it was due to a leak we sealed the leak but the car ultimately gave up on us anyway. how else can we fix a gear shifting issue? or is it most definitely the transmission?

I called around some said motor oil others said automatic transmission fluid. It look and smelled like gear oil came out of it.

I'm not sure if it could be welded or what other vehicles are compatible for that engine, 3.1.thanks

The other day at a red light the vehicle shut down, in trying to restart I got nothing not a sound. AAA came and tested the battery which was fine. My mechanic is baffled, he manually stated the vehicle and checked the alt. Battery, both of which were fine. He ran a analysis on the commuter and there were no warnings or indications. This morning the car started right up with the key and is running fine. The only thing I noticed before this incident was the ABS warning light came on. Naturally my guy doesn't want to release the car until he figures the cause.

the antifreeze will not drain into the engine, why?

what would cause a rough idle
what would cause lost oil to the tone of 2 quarts every 4 days





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New gasket and grommets were replaced after the mechanic said everything looked good and suggested an engine flush and oil and filter change. The engine was flushed and serviced. The rattle and ticking noise is gone...now there is oil leaking and burning on the exhaust manifold.a lot of smoke. I've asked the mechanic to fix the problem as there was no leaks coming from engine prior to him working on the vehicle. He has had my vehicle for 4 days now And he said he's checked and over looked everything. But it is still leaking. He said he is just going to silicone everything and see what happens.if that is going to take care of the problem. Please help with suggestions, advice?

He said there seemed to be nothing wrong with the lifters. He did suggest an engine flush. So I bought the engine flush and oil and filter. He said he flushed the engine. Did the oil and filter change. The engine was quite. However when I went to pick my vehicle up he stated that there was a little oil that spilled while putting in the oil. So there maybe some smoke from oil burning off the manifold exhaust. I told him I took it for a ride and the smoke was bad and there was oil dripping. What could be the problem now. And is this acceptable? Should I take the mechanic to court?

replaced head gaskets test started and it ran shut down to finish puting on the fan and shroud and air cleaner and now it will not start no codes

Is brand new and I charged it up just to make sure that it wasn't dead and nothing works my power locks don't work and when I put the key in the ignition my gauges won't work and I can't even get it to click . I also tried a push start and that didn't work as well please help