I snagged up a '90 2x4 with the 3.9/auto (ext. cab). Mine had about 138K miles on it, easy miles, but the rig wasn't pampered much. I buffed off all the green growth from the paint, flushed the tranny with a full load of synthetic fluid (new filter too), fresh oil (synthetic), thorough cleaning of the diff. with a fluid change (synthetic) and posi additive, full tune up (I believe the plugs were OEM, paint overspray)... had to cut the rotor off the distributor shaft too, new rotors/pads, front wheel bearings (all packed with synthetic), a new starter too. The truck wouldn't start, so the owner went out and bought himself a new truck... when I asked him what he was going to do with the old one... he told me I could have it. I got it running safely for $600 in parts. A year later I replaced the battery, another year later I replaced the entire cooling system, had to replace the front brake lines, and last year I put new wheels/tires on it, as well as a new catalytic converter and Flowmaster (kept the single exhaust at 2 1/2"). I keep the topper standing by if needed, but prefer it with a locking tool box in the bed, which I had rhino lined. It's now got 169,000 miles on it, gives off a puff of blue when it first lights off (about 30% of the time), chugs on down the road faithfully at about 15mpg. It's got just about all the bells/whistles that were offered for the time, and the only thing that doesn't work right is the sensor for the windshield washer fluid.I recently bought a 95 Dodge Dakota 4x4 it's a 3.9 5 speed for $900 and was wondering what kind of problem to watch for with the truck
Mine is definately not a Magnum, and being a '90 it's the throttle body injection model. 70 hp difference you say? :IDEA:Mine will spin tires but my uncle also has a 95 that will fry tires and it is a automatic so the problem you likely have is your engine is not a magnum 3.9L there is about 70 hp difference between the 2
I think those numbers are about right. My six cylinder Valkyrie (motorcycle) makes about the same power as my Dakota. :banghead:yep for 1990 I beleive the 3.9 was rated at 110hp the magnum jumped to 180hp might be off on my numbers but you get the idea
Not to jack the thread , but could you give a full explanation of the " wire split under the battery tray " , Please ?You should have a decent truck there! My truck coulda made it to 300K if it wan't too small for the family.
CAI should help for the v6. other than reg maint. there are a couple issues, wire split under battery tray, (not sure on the newest gen 1's model, if this was an issue), Never do a power flush to trans!