Question about 1997 Isuzu Rodeo
The engine is rumbling when i start it up the check engine light is flashing and I smell gas
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Did the mechanic check for engine codes with a scan tool? If not, u can have it done at most parts stores for free. Write down any codes they get off the honda's computer, ask them what to do to correct any trouble codes they find, and if it has anything to do w/ the gas smell. Have u checked under the car and in the engine compartment for evidence of gas leaks? Keep in mind that gas evaporates rather quickly, so it can be difficult to spot a leak. Put a large piece of cardboard under the car, and check it for wet spots or stains after parking. Let me know how u make out and if u need further help.
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
With modern cars it is bad when the engine light just comes on and the vehicle does something very different. It should not be driven. If the car is smelling of fuel and jerking it is because it's miss-firing (i.e. one or more cylinder is not getting spark but is getting fuel). This can be anything from electrical/electronic to mechanical like a broken rotor cap (as an example). The good thing, is that the light is coming on and a mechanic can check the ECU for error codes. Alternatively, you can buy or barrow one your self and check it out on your own (I think even certain auto-part stores will check it for you as long as you get in the zone;). 1996 is a good year for that since that is when OBDII started and all vehicles started using the same port to check for issues.
Posted on Feb 17, 2009
Check engine light is blinking a code, a auto parts store can read codes for you most the time its free, sound like maybe a few diff things, the EGR valve maybe stuck open or shut, or a O2 sensor, or Mass Air Flow Sensor, they do make a mass air flow cleaner thats the only thing you can use on it, the mass air sensor is just after your air filter on the tube that runs to the motor, the O2 sensors are on the pipes before and after the converter. Egr vents the non burnt gas back in your motor to re burn it the pipe coming off the manifold back up to the top of motor should see a egr would have a round diaphram looking thing on it. start with the codes being read at auto zone or O''rillys. i know on that that Rodeo you have to change the PCV valve about every 15,000 mi it vents the air out of the motor, run about $3, worst case senario it jumped time,
Posted on Mar 09, 2011
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