Tuesday, August 22, 2006

2001 Isuzu Rodeo with V6 engine with no start and no code


Engine quit while cruising; timing belt is suspected broken. No codes were present when scanned with a scanner. Engine won't start ever since.

Basic Concept:

Timing belt should be replaced at regular intervals and if not, it can break while car is being driven which can cause further damages such as broken cylinder head valves or cylinder piston which will cause engine replacement.

Repair Strategy:

When this incident occurs, try removing the spark plugs and measure the engine compression. A zero reading or engine that would not turn is an indication of engine damage. The valve cover can be removed to verify further damage. If timing belt failed only and has not caused any mechanical damage, it can be replaced as shown in the picture. Procedures are available at ATS.


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