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Old June 19th, 2012, 11:43 PM
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some random questions

As my D90 is new to me I have some random questions. If anyone has any answers I am greatful for the feedback.

1- My personal feeling is my breaks are week. I have the stock setup and my truck sat for 3 years unused before I came upon it. I figured 4 pistons up front and drums in the rear would have more stopping power.

2- As the tech does not indicate redline what is the redline RPM on the 3.9 V8?

3- I can't seem to find a jack or a location to store the jack. Where would this be?

4- How do I know what transmition and transfer case I have (other them crawling underneath and reading some # off the case)?

5- Is there a trick/fix I can do to get the slide windows to stop clanking?

6- My heater fan only runs on high, I assume its a relay or fuse but I can't find either. Any hints?

7- Is there a why to adjust the camber on the D90?

8- I read soemwhere that an NAS D90 only says Defender on the rear plate. Mine says Defender 90. I guess that was bad info?

9- any one know what this is (see picture)?

I think that is most of it. Thanks for your help in advance!

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Old June 19th, 2012, 11:55 PM
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1- My personal feeling is my breaks are week. I have the stock setup and my truck sat for 3 years unused before I came upon it. I figured 4 pistons up front and drums in the rear would have more stopping power.

You have discs at all four corners. Being the truck sat I would check all the pads and rotors and fluid. A good flush isn't a bad idea.

2- As the tech does not indicate redline what is the redline RPM on the 3.9 V8? Why? Planning a drag race?

3- I can't seem to find a jack or a location to store the jack. Where would this be? Under passenger seat.

4- How do I know what transmition and transfer case I have (other them crawling underneath and reading some # off the case)? R380 transmission and LT230 transfer box

5- Is there a trick/fix I can do to get the slide windows to stop clanking? Search window replacement felt.

6- My heater fan only runs on high, I assume its a relay or fuse but I can't find either. Any hints? Could be the switch. I had the contacts go on it.

7- Is there a why to adjust the camber on the D90? Not that I know of. Why?

8- I read soemwhere that an NAS D90 only says Defender on the rear plate. Mine says Defender 90. I guess that was bad info? Yup

9- any one know what this is (see picture)? Wheel chock when jacking up the truck.

I think that is most of it. Thanks for your help in advance!

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Old June 20th, 2012, 12:02 AM
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Nice work Barry.

For the heater fan, very stupid question. Is this controlled soley by the lever-type switch on the dash binnacle? Mine doesn't seem to work at all. What did you do to fix the contacts?
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Old June 20th, 2012, 12:32 AM
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Nice work Barry.

For the heater fan, very stupid question. Is this controlled soley by the lever-type switch on the dash binnacle? Mine doesn't seem to work at all. What did you do to fix the contacts?
When I got my truck the switch only went half way up before it would get stuck. In this position it was fully off. If I slid it down to the first click that was low, next click was high. I was convinced it didn't work correctly so I replaced the switch. The new switch goes to the top but as far as I can tell there is no reason to. Once it shuts off half way up there is no reason to slide it to the top. I always thought there were even lower settings but I have never been in a truck where there were.
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Old June 20th, 2012, 12:38 AM
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Where'd you source the new switch?
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6- My heater fan only runs on high, I assume its a relay or fuse but I can't find either. Any hints?
The low setting on mine is so bad I can only hear it if the engine is off, and can only tell a difference if the truck is not moving. And this is with a new switch and a new fan. Try turning it on low with the engine off and the key in the "on" position and see if you can hear it moving.
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Old June 20th, 2012, 08:53 AM
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When I got my truck the switch only went half way up before it would get stuck. In this position it was fully off. If I slid it down to the first click that was low, next click was high. I was convinced it didn't work correctly so I replaced the switch. The new switch goes to the top but as far as I can tell there is no reason to. Once it shuts off half way up there is no reason to slide it to the top. I always thought there were even lower settings but I have never been in a truck where there were.
All the way up closes outside air from coming into the cabin. Half way position then outside air comes inside but no fan (when cruising for example) and then you have 1st and 2nd speed.

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Old June 20th, 2012, 08:58 AM
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The low setting on mine is so bad I can only hear it if the engine is off, and can only tell a difference if the truck is not moving. And this is with a new switch and a new fan. Try turning it on low with the engine off and the key in the "on" position and see if you can hear it moving.
They are all shit ... Lowest speed is like an asthmatic kitten blowing out birthday candles, if it even moves at all ... Nothing to do with the switch ... Everything to do with poor design. I'm surprised no-one makes an upgrade
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There was. Guy on here selling really nice kits the replced the felt in the sw/st window frames. I can't remember the name of the company.

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. . . Lowest speed is like an asthmatic kitten blowing out birthday candles, if it even moves at all . . .
Pure poetry. Love it.
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Old June 20th, 2012, 10:51 PM
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Question #2. I've always been curious about that too.
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Old June 21st, 2012, 07:23 PM
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Thanks all!

Here are some of the answers to your questions to me:

I guess I don't have a jack. I've looked under both the drivers and passangers seats.

Drag racing is fine by me but I really just want to know so I don't blow the engine when merging onto the highway.

I guess is should be happy that my fan blows anything - dust included- since it sat so long. The lever goes past 3 clicks and the last is the high speed. Now I know I have an asamatic kitten trapped in my dash. But does anyone know where I deposit the food for the poor thing?

Being stock I was hoping the next set of tires would not wear so poorly. But now you have saved me the cost of an alinement.


Sorry if I missed any questions. Thanks for all your help.
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Do you really need red hash marks to know when its time to upshift?
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Do you really need red hash marks to know when its time to upshift?
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Honestly, id be nervous above 5 grand. These aren't the most durable engines.

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Why? Step on the pedal till it hits the rev limiter I say...
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Feeding the kitten requires cutting a larger hole In the bulkhead ... And that's debatable as to it's effectiveness ...

Just call the useless heater a feature and move on to the next issue ..
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