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The brake indicator and battery indicator light comes on when the car is running or idleing at less than 1 rpm. . once you step on the gas and increase the rpm, the indicator lights are no longer displayed. there is no issue with the brakes and the brake fluid levels are correct. There is no apparent issue with the battery as the lights do not dim or brighten while driving. What would/ could be causing this to occur?

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Check the fan belt tension.

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SOURCE: 98 Isuzu Trooper stalls on cold start, idle issues..

I had the same issue on my 99 Trooper.

It would usually start when completely cold, but idle around 2k RPM.
It would drive fine. But if I shut it down, ran into a store, and came back out, it would start but immediately idle.
Had to ride the gas a little to get it into gear.
The Check Engine light has been going on and off for 6 months or so.

I took this to my local trusted repair shop (no Isuzu dealers within 200 miles).
The diagnosed the light, and found that the Intake Gaskets were bad or leaking.
The idling problem was related to the car not being able to control the amount of air coming in.

They replaced the Intake gaskets by the next day, and I haven't had a problem since. And no more check engine light, which has been on half a year.

Here's some details from my bill:
(1) Intake Gasket set $107.95
Misc materials $21.00
2.1 hours of Labor

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Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Brake fluid leak on driver side rear wheel, anti-lock brakes area

you should be looking for the drivers side wheel (brake) cylinder it is inside the drum with the brakes at the top usually, look at the cylinder on each end there is a small black rubber cap, pull it back a little in one spot and see if brake fluid runs out, if so replace it. Also possible that the brake line is leaking, so check it out too.

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Alternator keeps going bad - three so far. Battery light flickering off/on now.

Having worked for an Isuzu dealer I have seen this a lot with aftermarket alternators from places like auto-zone, napa etc. For some reason they will do strange things in these vehicles. The fix was to get a Isuzu alternator. We did have good luck with Beck Arnly alternators also. We also had a local rebuilder repair some with good luck too. If all else fails get a used one.

Posted on May 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Shake/Shudder while depressing the brake.

I just changed the brake pads and rotors on my father's 2001 Trooper that he recently purchased because they were shaking just like your were.  He bought it from a mechanic shop and they had put new pads on it but it needed new rotors as well.  If there is noticable groving on the rotors and new pads are installed it can create shaking, sometimes severe, when the brakes are applied.  It sounds like this is what has happened with your vehicle as well.  That being said, I don't consider it a huge safety issue to drive it until you get it fixed, just know that your braking will not be optimal and that it will take you longer to stop than if the brakes were working properly.  All that being said, get them fixed ASAP so you don't have to worry about it.  Who wants to mess with safety right?  Good luck, hope this helps!

Posted on May 18, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 Isuzu Rodeo Charging Problem

you have the check the alternator charging out put while vehicle is running to see if alternator is putting out charge bench testing the alternator will
not solve the problem

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When i come to a stop the car wants to die unless u keep ur foot on the gas


Hi Wendi:
If the engine runs fine except when you don't have your foot on the gas, maybe the idle stop needs to be adjusted. With the engine off, have someone step on the gas pedal while you look at the linkage at the carb. There should be a plate with a screw in it that keeps the butterfly valve from closing completely. This can be adjusted with the engine running. (SAFETY FIRST - MOVING PARTS CAN BITE)
If the engine will only run at not nice too high RPM, chances are that the idle jet in the carb is plugged, and a carb cleaning and possibly overhaul may be needed.

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Dash lights brake and battery are on always


running? at 800 rpm not 300?
brake failure, read oper. guide what does is say.
it says, first brake fluid level.

my guess is engine was stalled, or was idling at 300 rpm and you fail to noice that?
after all the charge lamp only comes on stall (or near) or bad ALT.

Dec 27, 2013 | 1993 Toyota Pickup

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05 Suzuki XL7 wouldnt sart. Then started and idled up to 3000 rpm and back down. Batt light, air bag light, ck engine light, and 4wd flashing. In reverse it accelerated on its own. Depressed gas pedal in...


id go for chicken feet and blood and voodoo , sessions.....loL

first off, i see an illegal fast idle ,
and all A/T trannys do that, when the engine rpm fraks up.
to move car, due to the stall speed rules of the clutch torque converter (aka ,the fluid clutch) wiki clutch stall speed.

that A/T weakness, is why folks run over kids. (the lame excuse)
starting a car with foot off the brake is , folly, thus the lock all outs called park lock features.

i can not follow your sequence of events.so will ask questions.
1: I start the engine, its don't want to but does. (ever tune it up?)

2: Does the CHECK engine lamp go out (CEL/SES)? running.
for sure, if the engines stalls many lights will glow in the cluster but that is normal, see? for any stall.!
The Charge light comes on anytime the Alternator goes dead
or hits near 0 RPM (stalled)
so are you saying at 3000 rpm, the charge lamp came on.
/??????
battery lamp is not battery, its really a Charge lamp.
the op guide states that too.
on my car I have a battery gauge too, and shows VOLTS.
at idle its 14v. its 14v at all rpm. if less, say so.
I have 2004. GV. with full manuals. even factory FSM. ++++++

ok , in drive, no acceleration, are you saying ,
1: im in A/T drive.
2: the engine is idling at 800 RPM hot or near 1500 cold
3000 is wrong, dead wrong, you in ALASKA, state location(gen)

i increase the RPM with my right foot and the car don't move
in DRIVE
as RPM rises above 1500 RPM, you do have a tacho , i see that.
if it does not move with hgher RPMs, the trans is bad or its TCM is bad.
on your car the TCM is hidden deep inside the PCM. back in 1997.

the PCM runs the engine and tranny today.
if something lies to the TCM/PCM the tranny will not go into drive.
on newer 96+ cars, you see the check engine lamp glow.
running (not stalled, stalling this CEL glows all the time)
but running, the CEL glowing means Faults found, scan me,. please.
eg:
so you scan it, and find DTC's stored (many?) eg.... in english...
the transmission selector switch is bad. or worse.
not using a scan tool ,means ($7 cost) means you miss all the facts. hard cold real facts.
the ECU can not shift any car with a bad selector switch.
so throws the DTC error.
it can be even be a loose selector cable, cave man simple.

recap.
does the CEL lamp stay out running at all times.
no, ? then scan it.
do not post car problems with stored, or pending DTCs on any car newer than 1995. or its just wild guessing.. mostly.

Aug 04, 2013 | 2002 Suzuki XL-7

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1990 isuzu pickup 4cl often will NOT idle at very low rpms/under 15 mph unless I ride the brakes/E-brake and gas at same time. I know for sure I have a cracked ( in two places) exhaust manifold. The...


this car EFI, or CARB, ill toss COIN, EFI gas.
what 4 cylinder, name it there are 7 used.
I'll now toss my coin land on GAS 4 cylinder engine. (in usa?)
is it racing too fast hot
or RPM too low hot.?

we cant guess what your statement above means.
but
the exhaust manifold cracks will cause the 02 oxy sensors to LIE,
to go lean (0volts ) this cause the fuel injection
to go RICH, (cause and effect closed loop rules)
and can idle too slow. (see that word SLOW)
the wrong word you used, after reading this vast times.

"NOT idle at very low rpms"
i decode this to mean?
NOt idle at proper low RPM (800 hot)
or spec 800 rpm , is more clear
that means the idle races hot.
this word is in all books on cars. engine RACES




IF true RACES it's not :
the exhaust crack, but can be if engine EFI slams in to limphome mode, do the flash codes show 12?
you never did those did you , bad idea skipping that. Google isuzu diagnostic jumper and read.
it's not he fuel tank ever,. not RACING.

what can cause any map based engine to race
well frankly LOTS:


but can be reduced to: (physics +)
1: throttle cables jammed. no slack. bad.
2: throttle valve jammed (gunk below it does that)(in the throttle body)
3: all vacuum leaks, (put huge list here, ask)
4: ISC or ICA valves stuck open
5: engine not reaching and holding 180f will cause #4 above to fail, naturally. bad thermostat. cause.
6: someone hacked your TB. (ask)
TB = throttle body.

vacuum leaks is an all day wall of text post
i refuse. but do have links to them.

Mar 12, 2017 | 1991 Isuzu Pickup

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Hi guys...my yaris is running rich, has poor gas mileage (360km on a full tank). and very slow and choppy idle (idles like a really old car) these are the things i have done so far : change air and fu


Do the following:
1. Clean the throttle body from inside.
2. Adjust the spark plugs gap to 1.00 mm.
3. Check fuel pump pressure. (44 Psi - 49 psi)
4. Remove the negative battery terminal for 5 minutes.
5. Connect the battery terminal.
6. Check the engine oil level and coolant level.
NOTE: Before starting the engine shut off all lights and loads for example room light, blower, radio, parking light etc.
7. Start the engine and hold the throttle at 3000 rpm till radiator fan comes on.
8. After the fan comes on release the throttle pedal and let it idle for 10 minutes.

May 08, 2012 | 2005 Toyota Yaris 1.3

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'92 Mitsubishi Diamante - Stalls sometimes when come to a stop


find the Idle air control valve on the side of the intake and then take off and clean or replace you could try taking a small ball peen hammer and tapping it lightly while it is idling let will genarly free them up

Mar 04, 2009 | 1992 Mitsubishi Diamante

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Fluxuation in electrical power


This is normal behavior in Grand Ams. I've had a '97 and a '04 and both did this from day 1. You'll also notice the lights dim/blower slow down more if you press the brake pedal while idling w/ blower on high and lights on; it's just that the alternator on these cars can't output anywhere near full power at idle. (my '03 S-10 also does this). Watch your voltmeter if you have one, when running above 1200 RPM you should see the system running between 13.5 - 14.5 (usually you just have to eyeball this as the gauges aren't well marked, mine are only marked 8 & 18 - should read slightly past halfway). If you're still worried, have someone check the system for you, many places like Autozone or Advanced will do this for free.

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