Recently I changed my fuel filter in my 2001 Isuzu Rodeo 4WD LS with
74k miles. I replaced it just because I figured it was overdue. Ever
since replacement I have been having issues with troubled starting.
Sometimes the vehicle starts right up. Other times it takes 3-5
seconds of cranking before it gets going. Once the engine is going,
everything appears to be functioning normally. The starting problems
seem to occur more often after the engine has warmed up for a while and
then shut-off for a short period. Could I have maybe installed the
fuel filter backwards or something? It looked very similiar to the old
fuel filter and I installed it in the same direction as that one.