My family takes care of a lot of stray cats at home, and for some reason, one of them loves to sleep under my Isuzu I-290. One morning, I was about to leave our house when I got a whiff of a strong smell of cat poop. I turned on the A/C and placed the air freshener in front of the vent, but the smell still won't go away. I'm afraid the smell would get stuck in my interiors. What should I do?
You made a mistake when you turned on the A/C. Your truck is among the vehicles wherein the foul smell tends to be more powerful once the A/C is turned on. The foul smell may be coming from the vents. When this happens, all you need to do is to use a disinfectant spray and spray it in the vents. You should clean your interior as well to keep the odor from sticking on your upholstery. You may also purchase a foam evaporator cleaner, and shoot it into the drain hole under your vehicle. Make sure that you clear the hole from insulating material for an even flow of discharge water.
Recently, I've been experiencing problems with my truck. It has been with me for five years now. It has always been a trusty truck until last week. First, I've had a few misfires whenever I start the vehicle. Second, my vehicle feels like it is always hesitating when I'm shifting gears. Finally, my Check Engine light turned on. I wonder what's wrong with my vehicle. What should I look for?
The symptoms that you have mentioned only mean one thing: your fuel injector has failed. The fuel injector is responsible for getting the gasoline into the engine. When this part fails, your vehicle may experience misfiring and hesitation. This happens when you are using gasoline that is of low quality or has a lower octane than what was recommended by the manufacturer. A failed fuel injector should be replaced immediately, together with its seals. This is to ensure that the new part will not wear out easily. It is important that you replace the fuel injector immediately to avoid damaging your engine and compromising your truck's performance.
My Isuzu I-290 has been my favorite vehicle ever since I bought it four years ago. I always ensure that it is regularly maintained, which means it is well-lubricated. One afternoon at the parking lot, I noticed that there is a puddle of water underneath my vehicle. I didn't know where the leak is coming from because the technician never mentioned that I should watch out for any leaking or damaged component. What's wrong with my vehicle?
You need to trace and find where the leak is coming from to know how to solve it. You might want to check the crossover pipe as this part usually gets damaged for this particular model. The fluid is your engine coolant, which is often mistaken as coming from your intake manifold. When this happens, you need to bring your vehicle to your mechanic and have your coolant changed with the brand that is recommended by the manufacturer.