Engine Performance problem
1997 Isuzu Hombre 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 200000 miles
My Hombre is having problems starting. I have recently moved from Florida to SW Louisiana. I drove it here with no problems. However, the weather here has been much cooler than in FL (low 20's). At first it was only in the mornings when it was coldest and now it is anytime. When it would start, it would first clank real loud as if there was no oil (or low oil) in it and lope as if it were missing, then everything would gradually smooth out as it warmed up and I'd be on my way after letting everything come up to temp. About 6 months ago, I had a tune up, 3 valves replaced (along with all the proper head gaskets), the radiator, water pump and thermostat replaced all at the same time. The Check Engine Light has always been on and I have not put a scanner on it yet (although I know I should). At this time, when it does run, the C.E.L. Will go from steady on to blinking. I think I have it narrowed down after reading some of the threads in this forum, but I would like to hear your take on it.
Thank you for your consideration and time.
Thursday, January 14th, 2010 AT 1:47 PM