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Old November 25th, 2009, 02:53 PM
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D-90 is acting up

Okay so my D 90 (1995)is acting up if I turn it on and off several times over the course of running errands. So I was heading to the post office, gas station, and bookstore. It wouldn't crank on the first time at the bookstore and once it did it was very shaky getting into 1st and moving from 1st to 2nd. I had to keep my foot on the clutch to help moderate the shaking. Then as I'm coming home anytime I pulled to a stop it was difficult to get it into 1st without stalling out. I had taken the truck in recently and had some work done on it - 1 job was replacing the idle valve (it was idling high). The mechanic said I needed the distributor to be cleaned and tightened up as that was causing the issue above. Before I agree to that I wanted to see if anyone had this happen to them before and make sure this wasn't related to the idle issue.

Also - I apologize for my non-mechanic lingo so if I need to further clarify anything please let me know. And this never happens if I am just driving from point A to B and leaving it for awhile (work, etc). Only happens when I stop and start often.
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Old November 30th, 2009, 10:09 AM
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Old November 30th, 2009, 10:40 AM
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I dont know why the mechanic just didnt go ahead and tighten the distributor and clean it, it would have taken just a few minutes and ruled out if it was the problem or not.
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Old November 30th, 2009, 11:35 AM
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good point - he was trying to charge me more and it hadn't been much of an issue until recently - i'll probably just do that and if I have any more issues come back to here with specifics
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Old November 30th, 2009, 11:48 AM
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Remove the distributor cap but leave the plug wires attached, wipe the interior of the cap clean, check the rotor on the distributor for wear and replace it if it looks worn. Check and make sure the distributor cap doesn't have any hairline cracks in it, that can cause poor running issues. While your at it replace spark plugs and plug wires if they have not been changed in a while.


Just a few things you can do and should do from time to time.
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