Engine removal

Tiny
DSW422
  • 1995 ISUZU RODEO
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,101 MILES

I have a 1995.5 Isuzu Rodeo 4wd automatic 3.2 v6.
I need to pull the engine to replace the rear main seal and oil pan gasket. I need to kno how to pull the engine. I took it to the shop and they said it would cost $1000 just to pull the engine. To much for me. So I am going to do it myself. I have a cherry picker and engine stand. Thanks for the help.

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Monday, November 29th, 2010 AT 1:26 AM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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ENGINE REMOVAL

Preparation:

Disconnect battery ground cable.
Remove engine hood: In order to return the hood to the original position exactly, make alignment on the hood and hinges before removal.
Drain radiator coolant.
Accelerator cable: Disconnect from throttle valve and common chamber.
Ventilation hose
Air hose
Air cleaner assembly
Canister vacuum hose
Vacuum booster hose
Engine harness connectors
Disconnect three connectors on canister side.
Battery ground cables
Disconnect two black and white connector clips from the power steering pump bracket.
Ground cables
Disconnect two terminals connected to the battery support and the front right frame.
Bonding cable connector
Disconnect connector on the left side dash panel.
Bonding cable terminal
Disconnect terminal on the back of left bank.
Starter harness connector
Disconnect from starter.
Radiator
Disconnect upper and lower hoses from the engine.
Disconnect coolant reserve tank hose from radiator.
Disconnect ATF hose from the pipe. (A/T)
Remove radiator lower hose clip from the hose bracket.
Remove radiator lower fan shroud.
Remove radiator.
Power steering pump drive belt
Power steering pump
Remove two bolts on the bracket, and place the pump along with piping on the body side.
Air Conditioning compressor drive belt
Air Conditioning compressor
Remove fixing bolts and shift aside the compressor with piping attached.
Heater hoses
Disconnect two hoses from the engine.
ATF pipes
Disconnect two pipes from right side engine mount.
Transmission assembly
See "Transmission Removal and Installation".
Left side engine mount
Support the engine.
Remove two fixing bolts from engine mount on chassis side.
Right side engine mount
Remove two fixing bolts from engine mount on chassis side.
Engine assembly

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Monday, November 29th, 2010 AT 1:39 AM
Tiny
D&JMORGAN
  • 1995 ISUZU RODEO
  • 125,000 MILES

My rodeo is about to throw a rod and I need to know if I can put an engine in it that is a different size or brand without hurting it. I'm considering putting a 2.6 in my 3.2 v6 4wd, but I'm wondering if it would be compatible. I need to know if the wiring harness would match up, and the hoses, if it will work with a 4wd, and if it will mess up my trucks computer

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Friday, May 26th, 2017 AT 8:32 PM (Merged)
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We only recommend direct fit parts. When you make such changes, sensors, wiring harnesses, solenoids, computers. No longer work.

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Friday, May 26th, 2017 AT 8:32 PM (Merged)
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GATEWAY3408
  • 1997 ISUZU RODEO

Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Isuzu Rodeo Question 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 81,000 miles

How much time is required to replace the engine: 3.0 liter V6 four wheel drive

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Friday, May 26th, 2017 AT 8:32 PM (Merged)
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JACK42
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Depends on what engine is going back in it.
A long block doesnt have any sheet metal (oil pan-valve covers-etc) so it takes longer - 18.7 hours of labor plus.3 for power steering adn.4 for A/C

A complete engine (salvage yard) is alreay put together for the most part so you dont have to swap everything over- 10.2 hours plus the same.3 and.4 for P/S and A/C

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Friday, May 26th, 2017 AT 8:32 PM (Merged)
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STUMOE
  • 1999 ISUZU RODEO
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 189,000 MILES

What engines can I use as replacement engines for my 1999 4 cyclinder Isuzu Rodeo?

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Friday, May 26th, 2017 AT 8:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RIVERMIKERAT
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Obviously the same size engine. That would be the 2.2 liter. That year was also available with a 3.2 liter V-6. You just have to be sure to have all the proper smog control components for you year. Some states have other regulations and requirements, but typically, legally, you can use any of the engines that were available for your model in the year it was produced.

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Friday, May 26th, 2017 AT 8:32 PM (Merged)
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CSILVA
  • 1996 ISUZU RODEO

Engine Mechanical problem
1996 Isuzu Rodeo Question 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 170, 00 miles

I was wondering if the engine of my Rodeo 96 3.2l 24 valves, Can be put into a Rodeo 2002 2.2l ?

Is it possible to make an adaption to this?

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Friday, May 26th, 2017 AT 8:32 PM (Merged)
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BILLYMAC
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Well anything is possible. But this would be a pretty expensive and time consuming project.
You are going to run into many many problems.

So in answer to your questions yes it can be modified just depends on if you want to spend hundreds maybe thousands doing it.

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Friday, May 26th, 2017 AT 8:32 PM (Merged)
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2CARPROS-ARCHIVES
  • 1992 ISUZU RODEO
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 135,000 MILES

1992 Isuzu Rodeo 3.1 V6 mileage: 135,000. I am wanting to replace the engine in my Isuzu Rodeo. I have seen many different types of redo's but I would like to put a 305 V8 and change the trans also. I have had trouble finding some one who can help or who has knowledge about doing something like this. My wife likes the body style and is not too interested in buying a newer sport utility. The V6 while being a very dependable engine does not cruise very well (maintain its speed) on the highway. My job makes me travel a lot through a lot of states; I would really like to change this engine out. If you know anyone that can help me, please let me know.

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Friday, May 26th, 2017 AT 8:32 PM (Merged)
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2CARPROS-ARCHIVES
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Replacing the stock V6 engine with 305 V8 would make a nice highway flyer. However, the amount of work of changing and adapting to do this engine swap is overwhelming. The challenge is to have a dependable car when you are done. I do not know the smog laws in your area but that should be considered too. Give some thought to leaving it stock and just rebuilding your current engine.

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Friday, May 26th, 2017 AT 8:32 PM (Merged)
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COURTNEYCOX
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Hey I just wanted to know did u ever find someone to get it done cause I would like to have a v8 put it to mine as well

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Friday, May 26th, 2017 AT 8:32 PM (Merged)
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TOMSUZUKIGISSING
  • 2010 ISUZU RODEO
  • 2.5L
  • 4 CYL
  • TURBO
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 90,000 MILES

I have accidentally put a 250 ml Bottle of Redex Lead Replacement in my Diesel Tank. I fueled it up 3/4 full then filled up full to try and thin the lead replacement down. Will it damage my engine?

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Friday, May 26th, 2017 AT 8:32 PM (Merged)
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WRENCHTECH
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I doubt it will do any damage although it could effect the way it runs. Lead is designed to slow down a burn in a gas engine, although the diesel is dependent on the fast ignition of the fuel.
I sure do not understand how you could do something like that by accident.

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Friday, May 26th, 2017 AT 8:32 PM (Merged)
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TOMSUZUKIGISSING
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I will keep track of the way it runs. Let me rephrase, I purchased the wrong bottle as I was looking for the diesel version. Thank you.

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I would keep topping up the fuel as often as possible to dilute the additive down, but I doubt that it will do any damage as Wrenchtech has mentioned.

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Friday, May 26th, 2017 AT 8:32 PM (Merged)
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ELI
  • 2001 ISUZU RODEO
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 106,000 MILES

I have a 2001 Isuza Rodeo had and engine swap and know the wiring harness with the newer engine does not match up with my transmission. The new engine has two plugs the old one had six that go into the tranny do they make adapters for this problem?

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Friday, May 26th, 2017 AT 8:32 PM (Merged)
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WRENCHTECH
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No, you have the wrong engine and it cannot be adapted.

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