20 Most Recent 1992 Isuzu Rodeo Questions & Answers

Isuzu seem to have complicated things by changing engines, firing orders and even direction of rotation! As you can see, they've numbered the cylinders the other way than the 3.2L.

The Firing sequence for the 3.1 (traditional distributor) 6 cylinder is as follows -


If you take the distributor cap off, there should be a "No.1" formed on the inside. Stick a lead on this before you put the cap back on and go from there.
As leads are different lengths, you may have to swap a few to find the best fit.

I think 2 of them will look out of place - but that's the way it's designed. Just make use of clips for holding them neatly.

Thanks for using Fixya.

1992 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered on Sep 14, 2019

Sounds as if your 180 out with your distributor. Bring #1 cylinder to TDC and see if the rotor is pointing at the correct plug on the cap. If it is not, then your timing is off.

1992 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered on Feb 09, 2018

get one of those online manuals. You'll not have to wait for others to answer, or rely on mechanics and all. Plus i know a website that sells very cheap and very very good manuals online,
the best i found it www reliable-store com
and there's one manualslife aslo

1992 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered on Jan 23, 2018

Try a small tap style extractor you can buy at most tool suppliers and some auto parts stores. Lube that sucker good and long first before you drill it; and use heat to help further loosen the bolt piece if you have any trouble at all. Torch or heat gun. Clean any oil thoroughly and have an extinguisher handy anytime you use open flame on a vehicle. God forbid you break a hardened extractor off in the bolt. They do not drill out.

1992 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered on Nov 02, 2017

Check the lights for a bad ground.

1992 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered on Oct 29, 2017

run the fault codes
look for ambient temp sensor or baro sensor problems

1992 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered on Jun 30, 2017

wow no tuneup this decade
ever heard of new spark plugs first.?
$1.49 each find a sale., hint hint
fitlers, sure. both. air and fuel.

check compression? if way low
cam belt slipped.
that to is a 60,000 mile tune up part
why not read the list in the operators guide, or buy one
same with old spark wires, get new mag wires set from NGK

1992 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered on Feb 28, 2017

rough means misfire.
there are lots of ways to get misfire.
not just spark.
its one of many.
log in to mitchell's and read.
or buy the service manual.
or get car serviced
or do that test to find out what is causing misfire
spark plugs top my list, well if the ISM wiring is ratty, sure.


1992 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered on Dec 27, 2016

1992 no spark on all 6 cylinders.
ok, did you first look at the schematic on ECU and SparK>?
lets do that and see. now.
spark systems are vastly changed, from 1990 to 2000
evolutionary, that means I must look up what's there first.
lets tick them off.
1: fuses good, means test them if they L**k good.
there are 6 fuse here , for this to work. 2 for ECU relay.
2: head lamps work (bright, ok battery seems strong) and cranks.
3:key on , cluster glows, and all those warning lamps, but but the CEL it must glow, or the ECU has no power, the ecu fires the coil via an Ignitor so ECU must have power and CEL glows
Check engine light.
if that work the engage the diag jumper wire clip
this enables flash diagnostic codes.
then crank for 5seconds, if you get the code for dead CKP bingo.
how do to that is here.

now your relay question?
key on, all wires on the relay go hot 12vdc.
but the black wire (its ground)
the 2 green wires on relay must be 12vdc, output to ecu. the inputs are fused x2

to test a so called good looking fuse.
we use 2 methods, ill show 1.
ohms. with your DMM set to Rx1 range (lowest)
measure he fuse. 0 ohms good, infinity bad.
we use volts on key on car, 12vdc both sides of fuse.
there are some rare exception on that, (fused grounds)
but not this car.
the fuse related are hot all time, or hot keyon.

1992 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered on Dec 10, 2016

the best thing to do is read any hidden codes in the transmission. not all scanners read that. second check input and output transmission solenoids

1992 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered on Nov 23, 2016

asking the deaf , blind quadriplegics here.
why take it to live person in a real shop.
and btw, noises can be doom, so. is a danger .
what if the wheel is falling off, dah?

1992 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered on Sep 20, 2016

Check with local parts store they often have blowup they can print off or purchase a vehicle specific repair manual..Chilton or haynes are best.

1992 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered on Aug 30, 2016

which engine, (size and gas or diesel)????
pressure plate to fly, torque you mean?
no engine stated, no joy, nor what trans is there.
some cars have 3 different stick shift trans offered.

to work on cars, know what engines is there, at least.
bigger engines use larger clutches.
some even have larger clutches with SOHC< to DOHC options.
(more power is way)

1992 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered on Jun 16, 2016

Hi Noah, The links below are two short youtube videos that shows how to fix a car that doesn't start,
The 1st link is a car that won't crank over and the 2nd link is a car that cranks over but won't start...CHEERS..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSE0fOrujW0 Fixing Car That Does Nothing When You Turn The Key

Fixing Car That Cranks But Doesn Start Up

1992 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered on Apr 17, 2016

Check the ground wires to rear tail lights. It may be a loose or a bad ground. Try this, Connect a wire of the same size as tail lights. From tail light to a good ground, any metal surface. You can splice into ground wire if necessary. God-Bless! This may be the cause.

1992 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered on Apr 12, 2016

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