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98 Isuzu Amigo - The Darcy Build

utherjorge

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I have a two inch puck lift (which was good, because a lot of my rubber was bad) and OME shocks and coils. I believe my tbars are OME as well but I'd have to check.
 

gknapp

Member
Key fob repair. Sometimes the simplest things make all the difference.
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In other news:

Lift kit ordered. OME Shocks/Springs. New torsion bars also.
ARB Bumper Ordered. 2-3 Months out.
Military battery terminals. They worked so well in the Frontier.
 

utherjorge

Observer
I............probably should see if I can get a new fob. I expect mine had one but it's lost.

Got some military terminals for mine that I'm throwing on today. I'll add to my own thread and not hijack yours
 

gknapp

Member
PicknPull Run. Found a 99 Rodeo 5spd and pulled some goodies.

A sweet black shifter booty. I am not a fan of the grey. It does have a crack. But what booty doesn't?
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Since it was a 99 and a 5spd, I figured I might as well grab the Fuel PCM. Hoping its flashed and hoping it solves my gauge read problem. According to this thread, I think its good to go.
There is TSB for the 1998 UE Rodeo. TSB SB98-02-L002. Your shop should be able to look up this TSB. There should also be little white Isuzu sticker(s) in the door jam or under the hood, or both. The sticker should have “9804L2” written on it. The sticker will say Isuzu TSB…A shop with the proper scan-tool can check the ECM to see if updated programming matches:
09369969 CSMM Fed M/T
09369979 CSMN Fed A/T
09366989 CSMP CAL M/T

09369999 CSMR CAL A/T

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A climate control module.
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Mine is busted here:
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And I can't for the life of me figure out how to remove the old cables. The shop manual is not very helpful.
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And last but not least! These bitchen speaker pods that were in the back of a 95 Honda Passport. I am totally going to mount them in the rear of the hardtop....somehow. After searching a bit, I found THIS. So apparently people are doing it.
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These are all fluff projects until the real parts arrive.
 

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gknapp

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And......it worked!
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While I had everything torn apart I installed the shifter boot. And used a piece of the old boot to cover the e-brake hole. Not too bad.
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utherjorge

Observer
And last but not least! These bitchen speaker pods that were in the back of a 95 Honda Passport. I am totally going to mount them in the rear of the hardtop....somehow. After searching a bit, I found THIS. So apparently people are doing it.
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I never knew that speaker pod was a thing, even on Passports! Very cool!

I was thinking a speaker bar/sound bar like on Jeeps. They have them for side by sides and Samurais, so when the time comes I'll have to see what's close and go with that. However, this is a cool new direction!
 

gknapp

Member
Painted the grill. Temporary until I figure out this face lift thing.
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After installing the new din, mic was just dangling. Decided to use one of the blank switch housings and clean it up a bit. Step bit and some epoxy.
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gknapp

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Some real parts arrived today. Figure when the lift comes I might as well replace all the steering bits while I am under there.
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The hood had some blemishes. Slight clearcoat fade, chips and scratches. I couldn't find a hood blackout specifically for the Rodeo/Amigo. But I was able to have a good long stare at my buddies RAM 2500 and concluded that the hoods have similar geometry. I ordered this kit off amazon. If fit perfectly. Install was simple, just like any other vinyl product. Even though I took my time and got everything plenty wet, I still managed to end with a wrinkle. Small. The result is still better then a faded and scratched hood. I like it.
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gknapp

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More goodies.
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I pulled the booty of the inner tie rod only to have about a pint of steering fluid dump on my face.
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This weekend will be fun.
 

gknapp

Member
There is a two year window or so where the plastic housings were replaced with glass. These also get the better headlight bulbs, too, which I will go with.
I drove in the dark for the first time in this vehicle this morning. And yes. These headlamps are garbage. It has to be addressed.
 

utherjorge

Observer
I drove in the dark for the first time in this vehicle this morning. And yes. These headlamps are garbage. It has to be addressed.
I can share more details about the swap later. Some of the info you can find online is incorrect, so right now (I have the wrong harness, for instance) I only have high beams. New harness on the way.
 

gknapp

Member
you'll have to share more. I have these hubs in my garage, ready to dive in. I bought used ones, though, so they might need to be rebuilt, which I know nothing about.
I went in expecting a more complicated auto-locking hub. It turned out to be just a flange and a c-clip. Install was very straightforward. I wish I had new clips though. The stock clips were pretty tired. Honestly, the most frustrating/time consuming part was removing the wheel to remove the wheel cap. As far as a rebuild goes, the mechanism seems fairly simple; just a lot of small, thin and losable parts.
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And. I guess this means I have a LSD. Hard to read, but it is! So that's cool.
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