Question about 1997 Isuzu Rodeo
I just received a 1997 Isuzu rodeo from a neighbor and it hasn't been used for about a year. The battery was all corroded so I cleaned that up and then replaced the battery and it started twice just fine and then the next day when I tried it the ignition just clicked. When I the clicking happens all the lights go dim while it continues and when it stops the go back to the same brightness. Is it the solenoid? or could it be my battery?
The batt is not chargin rite--the alternator is failn or the main wire from it to the batt is worn or has high resistence--chec for corrosion at connects 1st-----12.6volts is correct charge-any points lowr a battery is considered discharged
Posted on Dec 31, 2013
If you just replaced the battery then my guess is that you have a bad alternator. Your fresh battery could hold the charge for a couple days without being charged but now it's dead. Try charging the battery (via jumper cables or a battery charger). If the car starts up after the charge then you probably need a new alternator. You can verify this by checking the voltage across the battery after you start the car. The voltage should be more than 13.5 volts, if it's any less than the alternator isn't charging the battery. Good luck!
Posted on Dec 30, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1999 Isuzu Rodeo Won't Start
does it click multiple time or just once
many click click click click means you have a dead battery
one click means you have a starter circuit issue good luck
Posted on Jan 27, 2009
SOURCE: My 1999 isuzu rodeo wont start.
check all your connections to your alternator,starter and your battery But you you are hearing the starter "click" but not engage..try tapping on the starter with a hammer if it is easy to get to..this some and sometimes does work..but your starter solenoid can be bad..the starter can be bad..igntion module a number of possibilities..goto your local parts store or public library and purchase a repair manual or check one out at the library
Posted on Jul 30, 2009
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 so..you 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
either that or the ignition switch itself is binding up
Posted on Oct 27, 2009
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