I recently bought Isuzu Rodeo 2000. Couple of days back, it was showing the oil change sign, But I did not know that. yesterday, when I was driving, I heard, the sound from the engine. I opened the hood and see, but couldn't figure-out anything. When, I went to mechanic, he said engine is dead and expensive as much as to buy a new car. Is there is anyway, can I replace the used engine on the reasonable price.
I would be so thankful if anyone of you have idea, suggestions on that.
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I am assuming your rodeo has the V-6 engine, like the one I used to own. Your drain plug is located on the engine oil pan, along the rear side of the oil pan. this is located in the center of your rodeo, about 3 feet back from the bumper!
Sounds like a head gasket is cracked, any water in oil? That will make oil look like muddy water. Any oil leaks under vehicle? Trace to see if coming out from under head on side of engine block.
Lose power in a head wind?
You may never see signs of leaks or water in oil, it could be a crack of gasket allows combustion power to flow from one cylinder to the adjacent cylinder.
My 1991 Isuzu Rodeo had this problem, it is an 8 hour fix and a couple of days wait after you take head into shop to be milled. Then 4 hours to put back together, very simple to do yourself, but you need a Chilton Manual from local auto store, otherwise $1200.00 to have a good shop fix for you.
After market spark plugs could be the problem.
Reinstall the old plugs and see if that fixes it.
This vehicle has an ion sensing ignition system and is real sensitive to the proper spark plugs. I would get the proper plugs from the dealer if the old ones work.
The codes P1311 and P1312 are ion sensing codes.
You don't say how many miles or give a service
history, but, that said I would check the timing belt and
tensioner. When tensioner goes bad is often is reported as a loud knock
or tick. Usually most evident at low RPMs. Another low cost try is to
use a can of seafoam in the oil now, run it a few miles, then change it
for a high detergent, low viscousity oil and drive it a while to see if
the lifters clean up. engine tick is very common, generally due to
lifters oil passages getting sludged up a little for 2nd gen 3.2l's
I'm having same problem on my 2000 model rodeo 4wd 3.2L V6. Other day check engine light came on. I checked engine bay nothing abnormal, or power loss. Next day light was gone. 2 days later driving, a sudden loss of power and light came up. After idling for a couple of minutes, drove off with light still on but all power back. 1 hour later of faultless driving loss of power for a minute or so. Engine temp normal. Had break for 1/2 hour and set off for last hour of journey without fault except check engine light still on. Following dayon startup light went out???
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