2002 Isuzu Rodeo Start Up and Review 3.2 L V6
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Start Up and Review of the 2002 Isuzu Rodeo
Powertrains: 2.2 L 4-cylinder or 3.2 L V6 with 5-Speed Manual or 4-Speed
Features: Power Windows, Mirrors, and Door Locks, Cloth Seats,
AM/FM/Cassette/CD Stereo System, A/C, Power Outlet(s), Cruise Control
Engine & Performance
BASE ENGINE SIZE 3.2 L
TYPE Double overhead cam (DOHC)
CYLINDERS V6 VALVES 24
TORQUE 214 ft-lbs. @ 3000 rpm
horsepower 205 hp
@ 5400 rpm
TURNING CIRCLE 38.4 ft.
Weights and Capacities
MAXIMUM TOWING CAPACITY** 4500 lbs. MAXIMUM PAYLOAD** 804 lbs.
CURB WEIGHT 3923 lbs.
ANGLE OF APPROACH 32.5 degrees
ANGLE OF DEPARTURE 24.5 degrees
CARGO CAPACITY, ALL SEATS IN PLACE 33 cu.ft.
MAXIMUM CARGO CAPACITY 81.1 cu.ft.
ENGINE TYPE Gas
FUEL TYPE Regular unleaded
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 20 gal.
RANGE IN MILES (CTY/HWY) 300/400 mi.
EPA MILEAGE EST. (CTY/HWY) 15/20 mpg
Competitors: Ford Explorer, Nissan Pathfinder, Chevrolet Trailblazer,
Chevrolet Blazer, Dodge Durango
What Camerons Car Reviews has to say about the 2002 Rodeo: With Isuzu
having moderate sales compared to the Ford Explorer, the Rodeo is mostly
for the Isuzu die hard fans. The interior is fairly basic and the seats are
little uncomfortable and feel like lawn chairs. Power comes from either a
2.2 L 4-Cylinder or a 3.2 L V6 made into a 5-Speed Manual or 4-Speed
Automatic. With that said, the Rodeo pumps out 205 horsepower with its V6. Many
consumers love the Rodeo's great rugged looks on the exterior, but on the
interior things could be a tad better. It's close relative the Honda
Passport is no longer going to be Honda's top of the line SUV as Honda is
now trying to release it's own new crossover SUV called the Pilot which
should be a success. All in all it's an okay car from Isuzu, it also
doesn't help that there is a swing out hatch.
2002 Isuzu Rodeo (misfire, low power case study)
For more information about O2 sensor and fuel trim diagnostics, refer to
Sections 4 and 5 in my eBook available at www.scannerdanner.com.
In this video I cover the following:
loop status (open loop, closed loop and open loop faults)
How to test an O2 sensor for response
Is the O2 sensor lying?
Rich and lean air fuel ratios
Short term and long term fuel trim
Isuzu Rodeo - Intake Manifold Removal - Part 2
This video is part of a series in which I remove the fuel rail and air
intake manifold from my 2001 Isuzu Rodeo to diagnose a cylinder misfire
issue I was having. This particular video demonstrates some of the steps
required to remove the intake manifold. During this repair process, I also
show how to replace the fuel pressure regulator, fuel injector O-rings, as
well as remove and replace the thermostat.
I am not a professional mechanic. Rather, I am someone who enjoys
attempting to make repairs on my own before I fork out money to a mechanic.
I have been greatly aided by others' YouTube videos, as well as some very
resourceful websites and forums, so this is my way of trying to "pay it
forward" for all of the help I have received.
Please attempt all repairs with caution and at your own risk, and work only
to the extent of your own ability.
Thanks for watching!
Quick links for navigating this series:
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiUeOZg-Jmw
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S24IWdl0qiQ
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfTxN__BMYo
Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju0ZObvPM-I
Part 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkfWmdbj-Ec
Isuzu Engine Rebuild
Step by step rebuild instruction video here:
Watch the run test of this motor here:
A tour of my 1996 Isuzu Rodeo 4x4 with Calmini lift
I grabbed the camera and got some video of the rig. I have been pondering
selling or trading this for a smaller fuel efficient car for my new 100
mile daily commute.
Here is the Rodeo Brush Bar:
2001 Isuzu Rodeo - Fuel Pump Replacement - Part 1
In this video, I demonstrate the steps required to remove and replace the
fuel pump in my 2001 Isuzu Rodeo with the 3.2L engine. I replaced my pump
for two reasons: 1) The fuel sending unit had failed and was no longer
sending accurate readings to the fuel gauge and had caused check engine
code P0463 to flash, and 2) I had low fuel pressure at the fuel rail,
which I believe was causing the vehicle to run poorly.
I saved myself over $600 by performing this repair myself. However, please
only attempt this if you feel you are capable of doing so, and please be
very careful when working under your vehicle and when working around the
fuel tank. Use caution! I take no responsibility for your safety.
Link to Part 2 of this video:
Axle Replacement 1 of 4- 1995 Isuzu Rodeo
Video 1 of 4- Removing the Rotor
In this video series I will be repairing a 1995 Isuzu Rodeo front driver
side axle- This is a 4x4 v6 rodeo.
If you're hearing a popping, grinding, or clanking noise while turning it
is probably your CV joint going out.
I didn't want to spend $750 to have someone else replace this axle when it
only cost me about $155 to do it myself. That price includes then specialty
tools I had to buy. I ended up replacing both front axles for about $215.
I figured I saved about $1300 doing the repairs myself.
If you want to see this and other cool projects visit:
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Brian, Engine: Hybrid cams, UR Pulley, Turbos: Garret T3/04e --- .60 a/r compressor housing with a 60 trim compressor wheel, and a .63 a/r turbine housing with a stage 3 wheel Tires: Street Tires