Engine wont start

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JOHNNYT73
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I would get a noid light to test your injectors to see if they are pulsing when you try to start the vehicle.
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 11:07 AM (Merged)
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TCAL1600
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  • 1997 ISUZU RODEO
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 176,000 MILES
1997 Isuzu Rodeo Question 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 176000 miles

i have been having problems with my rodeo. It has trouble going up hills and on the freeway. Right now it wont start but it seems like everything is fine except for the fact that it doesnt want to turnover. Can you help me so I dont have to scrap it or spend alot of money.
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 11:07 AM (Merged)
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Check if the exhaust system is clogged-up due to the catalytic converter if okay do below

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine atleast 3/16 away from ground-have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 11:07 AM (Merged)
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GABI8680
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  • 1997 ISUZU RODEO
  • V6
  • 4WD
The car will turn over bug it will not start. Please give me any clues to what it could be causing this.
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 11:07 AM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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We need to start by checking to see if there is spark and fuel to the engine. An easy way to check is by trying to start it using starting fluid. If it starts, then no fuel is getting to the engine. If it doesn't start, most likely there is no spark to the plugs. Try that and let me know what you find.
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 11:07 AM (Merged)
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BPARTON1206
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  • 1997 ISUZU RODEO
  • 3.2L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
I replaced the fuel pump twice and spark plugs and everything seemed to be ok then it ran out of gas and now it won't start its getting fuel and turns over but won't start also the fuel pump doesn't come on until I turn the key off?
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 11:09 AM (Merged)
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MPCOP077
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  • 1997 ISUZU RODEO
  • 3.2L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 138,000 MILES
It began with me driving down the road and I lost electrical power. My first assumption was the alternator took a crap on me. When I got it home, I put the battery charger on it and it started fine, but had low volts. I could drive it locally for a couple days until the battery died again. The alternator wasn't charging. I took the alternator to O'Reilly's to have it tested and the test came back fine. I put the alternator back in and now it won't start at all. It turns over, but won't fire up. Any ideas what this could be? I put a code reader on it and from what I can tell, it came back with no problems.
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 11:09 AM (Merged)
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You could have blown a fuse-check it out and also refer to this link for more information: https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 11:09 AM (Merged)
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GGAMEZ9
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  • 1997 ISUZU RODEO
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
Yesterday morning when I went to start my car up it wouldn't start. When I put the key in it seems to have power but when I turn it all the way to START it loses all power.
Its not the battery because I just bought a new one thinking it was the battery,
I don't know much if anything at all about cars. What could it be?
Any help is appreciated
Also One thing I noticed was that when I have the key in the ignition and I test the headlights I HEAR a clicking noise coming from the fuse box area, what do you think that is? And the headlights dont come ON
Any help is greatly Appreciated
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 11:09 AM (Merged)
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JOHNNYT73
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It could the starter. The clicking you hear is just relays. Check your battery connections to be sure they clean and tight.
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 11:09 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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  • 1997 ISUZU RODEO
Cracking but no start
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 11:09 AM (Merged)
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2CEXPT
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Check engine compression, fuel and spark-also refer to this walk thru link: https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 11:09 AM (Merged)
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MHPAUTOS
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I agree, we need to know if you have fuel pressure, spark and injection pulse, and a scan for any unresolved fault codes will be handy as well.
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 11:09 AM (Merged)
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DEBRA W.GAY
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  • 1997 ISUZU RODEO
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 178,000 MILES
My car sputters when I first start it up in the morning. One it is warmed up it is fine. Then when it sits for several hours, I have to go through the process again. Please advise.
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 11:09 AM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Check fuel pump pressure. It may be dropping off when it sits and taking longer than normal to build. For directions, go to our homepage under the DIY section.
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