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My SUV sometimes makes a scraping noise when I start it. Could something be loose on the starter? How would I repair it?

1999 Isuzu Rodeo LSE V6 2WD.

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Sounds like your starter is getting bad. If the starter was recently replaced or taken off, it may need shims. Sometimes even when a starter is new, it may still need shims to line the teeth up with the flywheel teeth. If your starter wasn't touched, than it is starting to go. It's the pendex in the starter. Hope this helps. If you're changing it yourself and need help, I can walk you through it. Cheers from Nova Scotia!

Posted on Jan 16, 2013

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    mattkwarren Jan 16, 2013

    I would need help. I am very new to repairing cars and I have no idea where to even begin. A few people have told me a bolt or something may need to be tightened but I don't even know where to begin with doing that. I will check on the starter prices.

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    jamiem1416 Jan 16, 2013

    Remove starter on a 1999 rodeo 3.2 v6 first this is no easy task you will need torches and air tools unless you really have ALOT OF PATIENCE ! Disconnect the + red post on battery. Jack up left side (DRIVER SIDE) secure vehicle with stands or blocking ! Spray the 3 bolts mounting the exhaust pipe to the manifold with a good pentrating oil.Unplug the 2 oxy. sensors on the pipe you'll be removing ( be careful not to break the clips on them) Get a thin sheet of metal cut it to fit up in front of fuel tank so no sparks can get on tank (GET A FULL FIRE EXTINGUISHER)( if you have a fuel leak you have to take care of that first!) after confiming there is no fuel or other combustibles in the area torch off the weld nuts on the rear side of the flanged pipe be careful not to damage flanges take a hammer and drive out bolts. Now move to the front of pipe room is limited i used several 3/8 drive extensions a swivel, 17 mm deep well 6 point socket with a 3/8 to 1/2 adapter hooked up to a 1/2 breaker bar.These nuts are selflocking tight little Bas*#% glow them with the torch be careful that the heat from your flame doesn't burn any wires or hoses! Key here is BABY STEPS heat it turn it heat it turn it after a full turn has been made heat it and hit it with the air rachet. You can now move the pipe down and back far enough to remove starter.Remove the 2 10mm bolts holding on shield. Remove the 2 14mm bolts holding starter to eng.for one you must slide wire loom out of the way to get on it. The starter wires one wire you must push down on top of connector to release it. the other wire is a 13mm i believe. Starter is gonna run about $150.00 Check gasket and flange area at manifold & gasket at flange at rear pipe. I applied red high heat silicone and reused mine. Used new nuts (Couldn't find flanged lockers just used regular mm nuts no washers) and bolts with neversieze. This should be done by a profesional ! LOL!

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    jamiem1416 Jan 16, 2013

    you can do it though!!

  • mattkwarren
    mattkwarren Jan 16, 2013

    Just after reading the beginning I see that I will have to pay someone, which is fine. Sometimes you can fix things and sometimes you can\'t. In this case I have next to none of the equipment needed and I suppose I could buy a lot of it, but if it comes to messing with the fuel crap and torches, I think I will pay someone. I found the starter at Auto Zone and with their twenty percent off thing online it would be right at 100, 120 without the discount. I would buy the part before I took it to a shop most likely. I am definitely not doing this myself because I feel that there is too many safety issues. Thank you very much for the education though. If you have any other thoughts or fixes that don\'t involve changing it I would like to hear them. It is possible that it may not need to be changed. Someone said a corroded battery terminal can cause the issues I have. I don\'t see how, but I do have a terminal that is completely shot. I am surprised it works at all. I am having trouble removing it because the bolts are so corroded. I am thinking about just trimming the wires or buying new wires for it.



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SOURCE: 2000 isuzu Rodeo wont start

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.

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SOURCE: 1995 isuzu Rodeo engine noise

valve guides worn and tappet adjustment required, can check tappet adjustment first to see slightly better before removing heads and getting valve guides repaired/replaced on heads common problem
if raise revs to 1500-2000rpm and hold does clatter come and go come and go (valve guides) if there all the time tappet clearance issue
if there only under load (1st rev up) for a couple of times then stops possible big end bearing
all these are common for this engine

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SOURCE: I have a 95 Isuzu rodeo. The engine makes a loud,

ATTENTION!! Do not run the engine if you do not want to have to buy an engine!! I just solved this problem with my own 95 Rodeo the problem you are having is common on 95 rodeo with 3.2 L engine. Failure of the hydralic timing belt tensioner will allow the tensioner pulley to knock against the top of the tensioner unit ( inside timing cover lower left side of crank pulley little cylinder looking part ) held in by 2 bolts when you take it off if you can depress the button its bad . Dealer has part for $110.00, so go to auto zone but they dont have it listed for 95 rodeo have them look up timing belt tensioner for 95 honda passport $76.95 takes 2 days VDO (Vendor Order only) not a very hard job have fun dont forget to change the timing belt and water pump for good measure after the complete job is done you should not have to worry about it for another 70,000 miles.have a good day

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