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2000 Isuzu Rodeo clicks when trying to start

Rodeo clicks when trying to start. Eventually starts but runs rough and has started to die at stop lights, etc. Put in new battery but does not solve problem. All lights function normally.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: 99 isuzu rodeo dies after starting

As your lights etc. are flickering too; check the engine; alternator; and, frame ground cables for a tight clean connection As your alternator charges your battery and, your starter just starts your car you can rule them out.

Posted on May 20, 2009

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Could be your neutral safety switch, or it's not all the way in park. Broken or loose wires in the starting circuit. Inspect all wires and connectors at the battery, starter solenoid, and ignition switch. Or your starter pinion is jammed in the ring gear. Remove starter and inspect. Last but not least, your engine is seized. You don't want that one. Good luck.

Posted on May 22, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 Isuzu Rodeo Clicks But Won't Start

Hi..I have a 1998 Isuzu Rodeo also...The problem is you need to replace the starter or rebuild it...It's best to just buy a new starter..Trust me on this..I had the same problem and did everything you did and more..From the research I had to go thru it's just best to buy a new one with a warranty..Just some advice if you do this yourself..The down y pipe on the exhust will have to be removed to do must spray the bolts with wd-40 or pb blaster and let it soak over night...If not you will pull your arm out of it's socket trying..Also jacking the car up until the front driver side wheels are way up of the ground, This will give you a little more room to use a breaker bar to pop the nuts loose..I hope this helps you..Good Luck!!

Posted on Aug 03, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 Isuzu Rodeo 54248 miles


If problem is only on startup and when idleing, then the problem is likely IAC system, also a vacuum leak will cause the same problem.

If problem is not only on startup and idle, but also when driving, then MAP sensor and EGR system must be checked.

Check also accelerator cable state and setting.


The first thing to do is pulling out the OBDII fault codes stored in the ECM. This is done connecting a code reader to the ECM diagnostic port. The job can be done for a small fee at any local garage, and it is done for free at AutoZone.

The codes will help locating the problem.

About possible faults:

Problem is stalling when idling and during startup, but engine idling fast all the time. Problem not starting at times it is due to the fact that the wrong mixture is being sprayed, this is probably causing flooding and misfire. Since the CEL is on, one of the codes returned is probably misfire.

Check accelerator.

Check IAC system. This is composed by a valve and a solenoid that check and control amount of extra air air when the engine is idling. The IAC valve is located on top of the throttle body.

Check the vacuum system and try cranking with gas tank cap off. Vacuum system is tested using an hand tool gauge onvacuum lines while spraying card cleaner on the hoses (or heating them with a torch). If there is a leak, pressure will go up. A big leak will also do hissing noise, and will often result in a lean code when doing an OBD code scanning.

This kind of symptoms can also be caused by weak wiring to MAP/MAF sensor (MAP in this engine).

If the car also drives very rough and is revving up and down in a weird way, check the EGR valve.

As first thing I would do a code scanning. This car is OBDII. The scan can be done for free at the nearest Autozone, or for a small fee at any garage.

If you get any OBDII code from the scan, report it here, so that we can individuate the possible reason for the problem.

If you repute my solution helpful, then please take some times to accept the solution. Providing good repair tips requires time and skills, and your feedback is important for us.



Posted on Oct 26, 2010

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SOURCE: 1995 Isuzu Rodeo 4cyl 5-speed 2.6L engine starts

make sure you are using the right firing order and all the plugs are good i head this problem could just need to adjust the timing just a bit

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