1999 Isuzu rodeo oil pressue light


WrightD
07-07-2005, 08:02 AM
I have a 1999 Isuzu Rodeo with 90,000 on it and about two weeks ago my oil pressure light started flickering on after the vehicle had been on for 10 mins or so and I was stopped and not moving. When moving the light disappears.

This truck also seems to idle very high when first started in the morning too. I assume that is a problem as well.

Now today when I arrived at work it started shutting off every time I put in into reverse to back into a space. I eventually ended up just putting it in neutral and pushing it back myself. Now I will admit my gas is kind of low but it keep starting back up it just didn't seem to want to go in reverse for me.

I also seem to be a victim of a engine/lifter ticking sound that started up about two months ago soon after one of my oil changes.

I have had my oil changed regularly every 3,000 miles since I purchased this truck but somehow even though I haven't had it for a year Im having tons of problems with little to no money to get it fixed. Does anyone have any ideas on what is causing my problems and how much repairs might cost? Thanks.

rodeo02
07-07-2005, 10:09 AM
Which engine 3.2L or 2.2L? First, make sure your oil level is full. You are in deep doo-doo if you oil level is low enough to cause a loss of pressure. These engines are not very forgiving to low oil level at all. Second, the oil pressure sending unit (sends the signal to the dash gauge) is located on the oil filter mount base. You could have a bad switch, bad connection at the switch, etc.. Not much you can do for ticking on a 1998+ 3.2L other than a COSTLY valve lash adjustment. A slight clickedy-clickedy rythem is normal for this engine. A loud tap would need to be looked into. This ticking issue is NOT the same as the 1993-1997 3.2L's.
G/luck
Joel

WrightD
07-07-2005, 10:53 AM
Its a 3.2 engine and I keep oil in and check it regularly so it stays around the full level so I figure my oil problem shouldnt be related to lack of oil. I will try to get it checked out as soon as possible hopefully it is only a bad switch. Could the bad switch also account for my recent shut off's? Thanks.

rodeo02
07-07-2005, 02:02 PM
...Could the bad switch also account for my recent shut off's? Thanks.

The stalling at idle is probably a bad intake manifold gasket. Very common.
G/luck
Joel

WrightD
07-08-2005, 03:05 PM
Well turns out my engine is shot. Eight months of regular oil changes and maintence and its dead already.Im screwed.

dlgrisham
07-21-2005, 12:10 AM
Well turns out my engine is shot. Eight months of regular oil changes and maintence and its dead already.Im screwed.

I had a similiar issue with my 98, right out of warrant...
I bought a used engine from a company that distributes used engines from Japan and had it installed by a local Honda dealer. They removed the Japanese heads, etc, from the original engine and reinstalled on the "new" one. It still cost a small fortune, around $3K, but THAT motor has been solid. 220K miles and still going strong.

WrightD
07-21-2005, 07:40 AM
I had a similiar issue with my 98, right out of warrant...
I bought a used engine from a company that distributes used engines from Japan and had it installed by a local Honda dealer. They removed the Japanese heads, etc, from the original engine and reinstalled on the "new" one. It still cost a small fortune, around $3K, but THAT motor has been solid. 220K miles and still going strong.

Sounds like things worked out for you with your replacment engine. Somehow I dont feel I will have the same luck.

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