2001 Rodeo Problem

06-05-2005, 07:59 PM
Hey guys, I have an issue that i hope someone can help me with. I have a 2001 Rodeo, that just today started acting up on me.

It will start fine, and idle/rev fine as long as I am in neutral or have the clutch in (5 speed). However, if I am in gear, the vehicle will buck and sputter and the tach will go crazy bouncing up and down. This continues no matter how much gas I give it, until it finally stalls.

I really have no clue what this could be. It has been really wet where I live lately, and have been driving through puddles frequently, perhaps I got something wet?

Any ideas would be great appreciated.

06-06-2005, 12:37 AM
Mebbe a vacuum problem?
Try a little soapy water squirted on any vacuum lines....
Hopefully a dried & cracked line would be the extent of it.
If not, lookup threads on EGR cleaning?
Good Luck

06-06-2005, 12:47 AM
Sounds like a bad intake manifold gasket, see the FAQ's for more info.

06-06-2005, 11:37 PM
I agree, my rodeo did the same thing when the intake manifold gaskets went.

06-07-2005, 12:11 AM
Intake manafold gasket problem. See the FAQ's

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