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I have a 1999 Isuzu Rodeo and I am currently having problems when I start the car. It takes a long time for the car turn over and sometimes I need to hit the accelerator to get gas. The car, generally, runs fine but this has been happening very frequently now and I know that it's not the starter or the alternator. Is this a fuel injection problem and if so, is it costly to fix? Thank you for help!

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Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd Greetings Tamara, How do you know it's not the starter or alternator? Have you had the starting system tested by a mechanic? I would need more information to be able to steer you in the right direction. The best route to take, is to take it to a certified mechanic to diagnose your problem. Good Luck!

Patty Streeter,  at This could be caused by a dirty fuel filter or dirty idle air control motor. These are not extremely costly to replace but the problem should be accurately diagnosed by your local Isuzu dealer or an ASE Certified Automotive Technician.

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