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Cranking & Idle issue 92 Isuzu Rodeo

I have a 92 Isuzu Rodeo and today it started this weird habit. It will not crank & Idle unless you push the accelerator to the floor and max out the RPMs for a second and then it idles well. Then engine light start glowing at me too.

What is even more weird it started dying & jumping right after an emission test today. I got about a block from where she was given the test by the county today. I pulled over to the side of the street as the engine shut off. I couldn't get the engine to start unless I gave it full throttle. I have to run it a second at full throttle befoe it settles down and then it will idle ok but you run the engine wide open for a second.

At lease it waited until passing the smog test before she went crazy

Any suggestions?

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  • emailhoppers Jul 28, 2009

    Thanks for your comments and question
    I forgot to mention that the engine is the 3.1 V6.

    The light that I mentioned is the Check Engine Light on the dash that stays on.

    I pulled the breather and it has excessive fuel that had saturated the breather can and filter.

    I have not replaced the fuel filter as I just purchased the Rodeo from an individual a few days ago. I would think it has been a while since the filter has been replaced.


  • emailhoppers Jul 28, 2009

    I have a friend around the corner that has a code machine. Can a 92 be coded?



  • emailhoppers Jul 28, 2009

    I have a friend around the corner that has a code machine. Can a 92 be coded?



  • emailhoppers Jul 28, 2009

    I will run it around the corner in the next day or two and have my friend hook up his code machine and what it reads.



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Could be many things. Could be choke causing problems, could be engine temperature sendor bad, could be EGR. When you mean engine light comes on do you mean service engine light coming on? Probably has codes set which means something is gone wrong and setting a code that tells the tech what is wrong or what to look for. Have you changed your fuel filter lately?

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    outdoorsman5 Jul 28, 2009

    I dont have my books here for that vehicle but i believe it can. Yeah you need to pull the codes and see what it says. If not you can get a book at your parts store that will tell you how to pull the codes without the code reader. Haynes books are easy to understand and are in laymen terms for anyone to understand.

  • outdoorsman5
    outdoorsman5 Aug 18, 2009

    Did you get your problem fixed?



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