Mechanics

ISUZU RODEO BATTERY PROBLEM

1999 Isuzu Rodeo • 6 cylinder 4WD Manual • 170,000 miles

Attached to my clutch pedal is a small spring loaded plastic box that broke. I know it's spring loaded because I can see the spring and a little rod that come out of it that is no longer doing what it is supposed to do. I'm guessing this has something to do with starting the car or unlocking the ignition. I say this because, since the part broke I cannot turn the key. On the rare occasion when the ignition unlocks, this broken part is messing with the cars ability to start.

Can you tell me the name of the part so I can buy a new one?

thanks
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ChrisBrecht
February 9, 2013.




Yes!

That is absolutely the part. Have you ever installed one? Seems relatively simple. With one bolt. I'm a little nervous about how far to tighten it.

Is this a part that can effect the turning of the ignition somehow?

Thanks a lot!
Chris


Tiny
ChrisBrecht
Feb 9, 2013.
I'VE NOT INSTALLED ONE ON A VEHICLE LIKE YOURS

IT LOOKS JUST LIKE THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH ON MY '77 CJ 5 (EXCEPT FOR THE WIRE CONNECTION)

JUST BY IT'S DESIGN, LOOKS LIKE THE PLUNGER WILL SPRING OUTWARD AS SOON AS THE CLUTCH PEDAL IS PUSHED........SWITCH OFF WHEN THE PEDAL IS UP---ON WHEN THE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED

SOMETHING LIKE THIS WOULD BE YOUR BEST FRIEND IN INSTALLING THIS PART AND ALSO KEEPING UP WITH YOUR OVERALL MAINTENANCE........I'D TRUST "IT" MORE THAN "ME"!

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/2007-ford-taurus-tune-up

THIS IS HOW I GOT STARTED!!!----THIS IS JUST A SNAPSHOT OF ALL OF MY MANUALS

MAYBE YOU CAN GET 67 YEARS OUTTA YOURS, LIKE WE HAVE OUTTA MY OLDEST JEEP!!!!

I'VE ALSO FOUND THAT IN A CRAMPED HARD TO GET TO SPACE LIKE AT THE TOP OF YOUR PEDALS, A BIG HAND MIRROR OR THE MIRROR OFF OF THE HALLWAY WALL KEEPS YOU FROM STRAINING SO HARD!

IT'S AWKWARD AT 1ST WORKING BACKWARDS, BUT YOU CAN ALWAYS STICK YOUR HEAD UNDER FROM TIME TO TIME TO INSURE IT'S RIGHT!

LET ME KNOW HOW IT'S GOING

THE MEDIC



Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Feb 9, 2013.
Okay.

I will donate again after this response.

The part was easy as all get out" to install. Keys won't turn in the ignition. Still locked.

I even put the old part back together. Keys won't turn.

I have ordered a 2nd part (which won't get to Austin til next tues. Currently I'm out of luck.)

QUESTION: Does this part control the keys turning in the ignition. Because for some reason, my ignition is now locked and I can't even get the keys to turn. Either a massive coincidence that my key has worn down at the exact same time that the Neutral Saftey Switch / ignition lock goes out. OR I have a bad part. OR something is locked up and needs to be unlocked.

How do I get my ignition unlocked?

Thanks
chris


Tiny
ChrisBrecht
Feb 9, 2013.
JUST TO TRY. SOMETHING!

WHAT ABOUT TAKING THE POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE LOOSE FOR A FEW MINUTES----THEN STICKING IT BACK ON

MAYBE IT WILL RESET SOMETHING

I'LL GRAB ANOTHER TECH TO ASSIST. JUST IN CASE THAT AIN'T-A WORKIN' !

SORRY---IT LOOKED AS EZ AS THE JEEP BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH.I'M MUCH MORE BETTER WITH A CJ!

THE MEDIC


Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Feb 10, 2013.
OK--SENT HIM A MESSAGE---IF HE DON'T MAKE IT---I'LL TRY ANOTHER

THE MEDIC


Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Feb 10, 2013.
This part does not affect the ignition key. It is only for cutting off the starter circuit.

Check to see if your vhicle is equipped with shift lock cables that could be stuck and not allowing the key to be turned. If not equipped, then the key cylinders are bad.


KHLow2008
Feb 10, 2013.
THANKS FOR HELPIN' US OUT KHLow2008!

DOES THE SHIFTER MOVE. MAYBE SHIFT THRU THE GEARS THEN BACK INTO PARK

I'VE GOT A 95 NEON THAT I SOMETIMES HAVE TROUBLE REMOVING THE KEY OUT OF HIM, I'VE FOUND THAT TILTING THE STEERING WHEEL WILL LET IT TURN ON BACK, THEN THE KEY WILL COME OUT

IS YOUR BATTERY STILL STRONG?

THE MEDIC


Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Feb 10, 2013.
This has been really helpful. If y'all want to send me a donation like, I'm happy to donate more for your time.

I ordered a new Key Cylinder, however, I'm beside myself that the key cylinder went bad at the exact same time I.

This whole problem started 2 days ago. My car wouldn't start. I jumped it using a neighbors car. Later that day, car wouldn't start again. After trying to jump it unsuccessfully, we push started it. I went to Autozone who told me that my battery was excellent. Cables are clean.

*Note: I have an after market car alarm that I don't use anymore. I don't even have the beeper. It was definitely spazzing out during the 2nd jump of the day. I cut the wire to the horn.

I got home after Autozone, baffled. I was told by Best Buy (who installed the alarm) that I could, go into the dash, pull out the cable that goes into the Alarm Head/master. They said that this would override the alarm but the connection between the starter and the battery would still be there. There were 3 going into the alarm. I pulled the fuse instead. Car started right up. 1 hour later, it wouldn't start.

I was able to get the key to turn an hour ago. Car won't start. I can only suspect that (A) the alarm is still getting in the way of the connection from the battery to the starter. (B) Maybe the starter is bad (even though it clicks). (C) An electrical problem has developed from the battery to the starter. (D) My key has worn down too much for the ignition (even though it works fine in the doors).

All this being said, car won't start and it's acting as though I have a dead battery. That I will check again tomorrow.

Thanks for your help on this.

Chris
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Tiny
ChrisBrecht
Feb 11, 2013.
Some after market alarm systems are not equipped with features to disarm the starting system and if it has this, tan "A" relay is used. This relay would allow power to be transmitted when it is not energised.

To check if the starter is bad, use a remote wire to apply battery voltage to the starter solenoid and if it kicks in everytime whilst the igntion switch does not even provide a click, that would mean a fault with the starting circuit.


KHLow2008
Feb 11, 2013.

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