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2004 Rodeo 3.5 L DI

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A co-worker gave me his 2004 Rodeo with the 75k miles… pretty clean. He had the shop replace the timing belt as PM but something went wrong. The tech thinks it’s the oil pump but he says he does not have time to work on it. It runs but rattles like if it has no oil, doesn’t seem like it’s out of time but then again have no clue right now. I trailered it home today. It may be toast but have zero experience with Isuzu…..coming from Toyota space. I want to trouble shoot it but can’t find a repair manual or FSM. Anyone know where I can find one?



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Nothing out of the ordinary
that image got flagged as porn for me.

It has to be taken apart again - and tech these days are 'JR' - so my guess is he did it wrong started it up and heard 'bad sounds' then re-did it, didn't fix it completely so now he's just going to avoid talking about it.
with some luck re-do the job and hope it works again. (its 1 reason I do the absolute min of service since in my experience 60% of the time they do the job wrong even tho its easy to service) And many don't consult the proper service manual.
Agree that something was done wrong.
i dont think it should be started but.. you could use a directional microphone. and see if the sound is near the top or from the timing belt cover area. some people here might recognize the sound. the DI parts are worth a lot. (like the fuel pump) since they are almost impossible to find.
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