It was developed for light-duty use in longitudinal engine rear-wheel drive vehicles, replacing the similar TH180/3L30. The 4L30-E was used in many European and Japanese vehicles, including the BMW 3 – and 5 Series, Isuzu Rodeo and its derivatives, and Opel Omega/Cadillac Catera.
It was the most dependable vehicle I’ve ever driven. It handled snow and ice very well, was a great car for both city driving and long trips. It rode like a truck a lot of the times, but was still comfortable in most situation. I would say it was a great truck.
Add the transmission fluid by sticking a long plastic tube inside the recessed hole and using a transmission fluid pump on the other end of the plastic hose. Fill the transmission with the engine running until fluid runs out the recessed fill hole. Remove the plastic hose. Reinsert and tighten the fill plug.
The 2001 Isuzu Rodeo does not have a transmission dipstick on the engine. The transmission fluid needs to be replaced anywhere between 50,000 miles and 75,000 miles. You can add or change the transmission fluid on the Rodeo in less than an hour.
Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean, replace it slowly, and then pull it back out. Check the fluid level—how high the fluid comes up on the dipstick—against the “full” and “low” or “fill” marks on the dipstick. The color of transmission fluid can tell you a lot about the health of your car’s transmission.
The annual maintenance cost of an Isuzu is $386. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and shop.
Isuzu is a good engine builder – no doubt about that, and this one is artificially limited to low outputs. Also, diesels generally are longer-lived than petrols. This is largely due to the fact that the lower RPMs impose lower stress on the moving parts and hence wear rates drop.
2000 Isuzu Rodeo Value – $375-$2,517 | Edmunds.
Signs of Low Transmission Fluid Warning light. Transmission overheating . Difficulty in shifting gears. Transmission fluid leakage. Generation of unusual sounds. Transmission slipping problems .
In automatic transmissions/transaxles, the recommended service interval is about every 30,000 miles or 30 months. ( Check your owner’s manual or service manual for your car’s specifics.) The automatic transmission fluid ( ATF ) should be changed sooner if its dipstick reveals dark or burnt-smelling fluid .
4-speed automatic 5-speed manual