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1997 Isuzu Rodeo Trouble Starting/ Check Engine Light On

My 1997 Isuzu Rodeo has been having trouble starting. The check engine light comes on when it's started. When driving, it wants to stall when stopped, but idles fine. It's at the garage right now, but the mechanic hasn't experienced the problem, and it's been 3 days. The car has done it every time, and now that it's at the mechanic it won't do it!! He says the catalystic converter is slightly clogged, but he won't say that this is definitely the problem. Does this sound right? There are a couple of different things that will be fixed on the Rodeo, but I am hesitant to fix anything until the starting problem is solved. PLEASE HELP!!

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  • tdschulze Nov 07, 2008

    I have a 1997 Isuzu Rodeo that intermittently won't start. Of course when I leave it with the mechanic it starts every time! My mechanic suggested that I listen for the fuel pump to turn on and build fuel pressure before I crank it. Just turn the key to the ON position and leave it there - listen for the fuel pump to run for about 5-7 seconds. You should be able to hear it with the driver's door open and the radio off. You might have to hold the door switch in to stop the "door-open" beeping. When I do this and hear the fuel pump running, it starts. But recently I tried this and didn't hear the fuel pump running, and sure enough it didn't start! So at least I know that it is either a wiring issue or a bad fuel pump. The pump is in the tank so it isn't a real easy fix, but at least I have a pretty good idea of what the problem is. Hope this helps.

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  • John Aman Apr 07, 2017

    The fuel pump and wiring are a good start - the shop can test the pressure easily. Have you put new gas in it lately? From a trusted or more than one source? That fooled a GM mechanic when it happened to me.

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If the check engine light is on have it read for the engine problem code. then google that code which will tell you where the problem is coming from.

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SOURCE: 2000 Isuzu Rodeo Check Engine Light

After you change the gas cap like everybody tells you. The transmission position micro switch on the floorboard.

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Gas cap isn't on right. Remove and retighten. Turn it at least 5 times.

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I would change the trans flter, trans fluid, and have the linkage on the trans adjusted.

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The upper intake gaskets may be leaking. They are made of plastic and metal and will leak air. Do not remove the cover on very top of manifold when changing.

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Did you replace the fuel filter? It sounds like that may be the issue.

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