Question about 1997 Isuzu Rodeo
I tried to change ignition switch but did the same thing
Jeffs solution (above) is for a different problem. If the Starter Motor continues to turn with the Ign. Sw. off, yours won't be a Starter Motor problem. However, the most likely cause is either the wire to the Starter Solinoid or the Solinoid itself.
I can't see the alternator being the cause either, as suggested above.
Disconnect the thin wire from the Solinoid (this is the one that activates the Starter when you turn the key).
With the battery charged, the Starter shouldn't work. Put the wire back and try again. If the same problem is there, quickly remove the wire.
One of 2 things will happen:-
1: The Starter will stop. The cause is in the wire to the Ign. Sw. or the Ign. Sw.
2: The Starter will continue turning. Repair or replace the Solinoid.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If everything is turning on, and there's power... check for 12V at the alternator. it may be out now.... or a connector came loose, or wire broke.
Posted on Jan 09, 2009
Hi, this is often caused by a dead spot on the starter commutator. I recommend you remove the starter and have it tested at your local parts chain. If you are handy, you may try taking it apart to see if cleaning the commutator and brushes will clear up the problem. Sometimes it's dirt and sometimes it's broken wires to the armature coils. A simpler test to do is the next time you're having trouble getting the starter to turn, try smacking it on the side with a hammer. That will usually get it to move off the dead spot to start and thereby verify the starter dead spot is the problem.
Posted on Oct 24, 2011
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