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Old January 27th, 2005, 03:26 PM
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stupid ? re: 97 d-90 auto

hey gang, since i am new here...please forgive me...

anyhow, question is:

i know the rig is all-wheel drive all the time, but when i want to do some rock climbing and use the differential shifter....it only moves to the LEFT......is that all the shifter is suppose to move????

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-dan
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Old January 27th, 2005, 03:29 PM
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To get into low range you need to be rolling forwad at a few M.P.H. Then shift in to neutral and the x-fer case shifter should move fairly easy to low range or CDL low range. Do the opposite to get back into high......Welcome to the world of D-90's.....
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Old January 27th, 2005, 03:30 PM
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to the left is Diff lock, it should also move forward to go into low range, if it doesn't move look at the linkage, it can get gunked up and need cleaning. Also if it has not been shifted in a while it can be tuff to get into low range, try rolling just a little pushing the clutch in and out.
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Old January 27th, 2005, 03:33 PM
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thanks fellas....

it's an auto tranny...does that make any difference?

is the x-case shifter suppose to move forward while sitting on the RIGHT side, or does it move forward when it is locked on the LEFT side??

sorry...but much appreciated...

feels really tough to move...

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Old January 27th, 2005, 03:39 PM
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It should move forward for both the left and right side, it should not matter that it's an auto. I would look at the linkage to make sure it's ok before forcing it so nothing gets broken. If you go under your 90 by the passenger front tire and poke you head up by the front driveshaft you should be able to see the linkage. it's tight down there, but you are just looking to see if anything is bent , broken or caught up in it.
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Old January 27th, 2005, 03:43 PM
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gotcha, mike....

much obliged.

will take a look tonight.....

can it be stuck because it hasn't been 4x4ing much at all?

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Old January 27th, 2005, 03:45 PM
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gotcha, mike....

much obliged.

will take a look tonight.....

can it be stuck because it hasn't been 4x4ing much at all?

-dan
Yeah, it's possible it's stuck from no use. When trying to engage low, as they said, it helps to let the truck roll at 2-3mph, while the trans is in neutral.
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Old January 27th, 2005, 03:46 PM
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If you were able to get the original owners manual with the truck, it contains a great amount of information including that info above and I highly recommend it as a good read for an evening. It really suprised me just how much they put in there compaired to owners manuals of other cars from days before.
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Old January 27th, 2005, 03:48 PM
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Good point CVC, it really surprised me how much service info the put in the Defender manual.
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Old January 27th, 2005, 04:20 PM
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good to know....will have to find it...

-dan

thanks a bunch, fellas...

ps> anyone know a good place for accessories in SO Cali??
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Old January 30th, 2005, 03:34 AM
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yeah, still trying to get the shifter in LOW....will NOT budge...even if i roll a bit....i think the lady i bought it from never used it! ahhhhhhhhhhhhh! what to do?!?!

and to top things off, i was making a left turn tonight....some girl blew the red light and smashed into my front driver corner.....how much do the 97's weigh??? she was in a '00 mitsu eclipse....going almost 45-50 mph....my d90.....the bumper bar and the driver's fender need to be fixed.....

i was SHOCKED at how sturdy the d90 was...my neck is sore....but my heart is aching more.......

sad,

-dan

and his new...crashed....d90
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Old January 30th, 2005, 07:59 AM
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Sorry to hear about the accident, but glad to hear you're OK!

I've had the frozen transfer lever experience with several Rovers, and most of the time if you can crawl under the truck and see the transfer lever, you can squirt some WD-40 all around there and it will free it up. They tend to rust after several years of non-use in most climates.
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Old January 30th, 2005, 10:58 AM
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First off, red light runners suck. Sorry to hear about that.
It's not that they weigh a tremendous amount compared to other vehicles, but they're just made to run over things. Everything is pretty heavy duty already and i'm guessing her car wasn't tall enough to hit anything not reinforced with steel. She's just lucky you weren't moving fast or you'd have driven up on hers.
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Old January 30th, 2005, 12:03 PM
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yeah, thanks for the well-wishes fellas...

i am just soooooo sad.....it's like a baby to me.....a family member.....why is it that i care about this rig so much as compared to any other "fancier" cars i have owned?! =(

anyhow, the good news....
i hope i now have the option in changing my front grill.....any recommendations?
and does the DEALER do the autobody?? will they have to ship all the parts over?
will her insurance know it's a limited edition rig?? and give enough funds?
i am so so so so so sad..... boohoo....it's pathetic......

but yes, in the end...thank God no one got seriously hurt....

but i for one, can surely testify.....these d90s are TOUGH. the impact was HARD and the rig and i "walked away"......no blood.

ps> how much DOES a d90 SW weigh??
pss> thanks for the wd-40 tip.....

take care all...

be safe...

-dan
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Old January 30th, 2005, 12:31 PM
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Bummer, I hate not being able to drive mine and seeing it broken. But to answer some quetions, Check out RoversNorth for a different grill, I think they have a couple. I don't think most dealers do autbody or paint, they will outsource I think. Parts can be found in the US, check out Rovers Down South, George has everything, well almost everything, he is a cool guy, and us D-90.com members get 10% off! Your insureance should pay you based on a quote from the shop doing the work, so go to the most exspensive shop in town have it appraised then do what you can yourself and use the extra $$ to buy othe stuff for your 90, after all it did protect you in the crash. My 90 has left a few dents in other peoples cars and driven away with only the paint sratched. I would say an empty SW weighs around 4,00 to 4,500 lbs? just a guess.
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Old January 30th, 2005, 01:28 PM
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thanks for the condolences, mike....

will look into rovers down south.......now.....who can do the work??? =) that's the question....i have no idea where to go! i live in SO Cali....should i just take it to the dealer??

thanks for all the info, mike....you're great.

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Old January 30th, 2005, 02:05 PM
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No probelm Dan! Glad to help, and it looks like you have an answer.
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Old January 30th, 2005, 02:17 PM
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you da man, mike..

owe you a cold drink....

-dan

ps> actually....maybe a hot one....you must be freezing in NH! =)
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Old January 30th, 2005, 03:43 PM
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John from expedition exchange is in Torrence and has lots of accessories. I posted some info regarding a body shop in your other thread, let me know if you have any other questions I'd be glad to share any info I have.
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Old January 31st, 2005, 10:43 AM
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Yikes, sorry to hear apout the crash!

The x-fer shifter quit working on the Disco last fall......it took me a while to remember that there is a solenoid that only allows you to shift the (auto trans vehicle) transfer case when in neutral (maybe park too?).

After you clean up the linkage and it still won't shift, you might check the solenoid too.

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