1999 Isuzu Rodeo Repair Question
Isuzu Rodeo Battery Problem
Can you tell me the name of the part so I can buy a new one?
IS THIS IT?
IF NOT, CAN YOU SEND A PIC?
SO I CAN CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR IT
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!
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"!
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
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?
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!
OK--SENT HIM A MESSAGE---IF HE DON'T MAKE IT---I'LL TRY ANOTHER
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.
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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?
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.
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.
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