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2002 Isuzu Rodeo - when headlights are on and apply brakes, only the 3rd (top) brake light works and the tail lights go out (so the only thing on with brakes is the top brake light). Turn signals seem to work fine. The radio trim light (around the radio) comes on with the brake being applied and goes off when letting off brake. It sounds like a short somewhere but I'm trying to figure out where to start: multifunction turn-signal stalk, brake switch on brake pedal, wiring between front and back?

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SOURCE: 2000 isuzu rodeo brake problems

your master cylinder is gone. when stopped apply pedal and hold let up slightly then reapply if pedal sinks to floor master is bad.

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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SOURCE: 1994 Isuzu Rodeo 3.2L V-6

There is a coolant passage that connects the two heads. The gaskets need to be replaced. The transmission needs to be raised up from the back in order to repair.

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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SOURCE: I am looking for a wiring diagram for a 2004 Isuzu

there could be a problem with the linkage itself, when it does not come out of park there is a reason, when you force it, that is when you create bad problems for yourself. it could be something as simple as the brake lamp switch located directly on the brake pedal arm.

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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SOURCE: 1995-96 Isuzu Rodeo transmission swapable?

No they are not compatible. They changed the crank between 95 and 96. I have a 96 that needed an engine swap and the dealer that I bought it from was paying for the engine, he bought a 95 engine and after a month of trying the mechanic said no way no how, the crank between the two is different.

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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SOURCE: The ABS light in my 2004 Isuzu Rodeo (3.5) has

Your ABS sensor/s... you have to check them all...Sometimes the sensor outer wire gets worn,an the wires are exposed on the inside, now if this has happened...the wires will short out, when they touch the metal frame of the vehicle, which will cause the vehicle to cut off... However also make sure you dont have any vacuum leaks from your brake booster... A big loss in vacuum will also have the vehicle to loss power....Gooduck...

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