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Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) Yesterday, 12:52 PM
Replies: 126
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Posted By jp2code
Basically. But the older trucks came with a...

Basically. But the older trucks came with a throttle body that looked like a carburetor.

Your truck should have multiport fuel injection with a big aluminum plenum sitting on the top that the...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) Yesterday, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 120
Posted By jp2code
That reply of mine above in Post 10 has nothing...

That reply of mine above in Post 10 has nothing to do with codes. That is a faulty wiring condition.

Same goes for ignition timing, bad grounds and vacuum leaks. You won't get codes for those.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) Yesterday, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 90
Posted By jp2code
There were bucket seats in my truck for a short...

There were bucket seats in my truck for a short time. The buckets do not slide back as far as the bench, probably because the buckets are designed to recline a little.

Anyway, I found a...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) Yesterday, 05:57 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,436
Posted By jp2code
I was going to suggest checking the ignition...

I was going to suggest checking the ignition timing as well, but a new distributor cap and rotor and new plug wires might be all it needs.

Wait. Is the air filter dirty???
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-27-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 120
Posted By jp2code
FIX: erratic idle, low speed driveability,...

FIX: erratic idle, low speed driveability, possibly more
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-27-2020, 01:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 120
Posted By jp2code
Check for cracks in the plastic between the MAF...

Check for cracks in the plastic between the MAF and the engine. If any air is able to get past the MAF, the ECU cannot monitor it correctly and will throw the code.

If all of that is ok, look for...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-26-2020, 03:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By jp2code
> But maybe that's not the case in this instance?...

> But maybe that's not the case in this instance?

I've never heard that about these trucks, but I could be wrong.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-26-2020, 02:48 AM
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Views: 1,542,985
Posted By jp2code
...and that was my little Chevy S10 Blazer parked...

...and that was my little Chevy S10 Blazer parked behind the Bug
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-26-2020, 02:38 AM
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Posted By jp2code
Oh man! Flashback. I used to have an old VW Bug...

Oh man! Flashback. I used to have an old VW Bug like that.

https://i.imgur.com/EOsfL.jpg

They guy I bought it from in the Marines was shipping overseas and sold it to me for $500.

I put the...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-26-2020, 02:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 208
Posted By jp2code
It is a lot of money, but ...it's cheap for...

It is a lot of money, but ...it's cheap for transmission work.

To put it in perspective, the 2012 Altima I have now with the CVT transmission is NOT serviceable! If the transmission takes a crap...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-26-2020, 02:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 91
Posted By jp2code
I'm sure the old guy is trustworthy, but a $60...

I'm sure the old guy is trustworthy, but a $60 CarFax is cheap insurance and can verify how many owners it has had.

If it were a high mileage truck for cheap, I wouldn't be too worried about it....
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-26-2020, 02:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By jp2code
I know the early Hardbody trucks were supposed to...

I know the early Hardbody trucks were supposed to have a VIN plate in the engine compartment, but I don't know if the earlier 720 trucks did or not.

Also, the serial number of the engine would not...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-25-2020, 03:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 143
Posted By jp2code
No, there is less room with bucket seats. The...

No, there is less room with bucket seats. The bench seat will fit 3 up front.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-25-2020, 03:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 118
Posted By jp2code
Sounds like you are chasing symptoms. You...

Sounds like you are chasing symptoms.

You can't do that on these trucks because the ECU creates issues.

Pull the codes (there is a link to how to do that in my signature below), and focus on...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-23-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 608
Posted By jp2code
Not really. I assume that the tachometer...

Not really.

I assume that the tachometer does not reflect the actual engine rpm. Right?

If so, I would suspect a bad tachometer. You could send it to a shop that does instrument cluster...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-22-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 72
Posted By jp2code
I picked up a 1986 service manual in paper on...

I picked up a 1986 service manual in paper on Amazon for 20 bucks. Sometimes they show up, but they don't last long. Check eBay too.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-22-2020, 03:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 72
Posted By jp2code
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Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-21-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20,927
Views: 1,542,985
Posted By jp2code
Dropped the son off at school in the truck...

Dropped the son off at school in the truck because he brought his baritone home and it's easy to toss it in the bed.

Got home and saw a beaver swimming across my pond. I've got a beaver problem....
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-21-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20,927
Views: 1,542,985
Posted By jp2code
People tell me that I should go buy a Super Duty...

People tell me that I should go buy a Super Duty diesel truck to pull my tractor once a year.

I tell them to fuck off.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-19-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 145
Posted By jp2code
Download this to your phone or PC ...

Download this to your phone or PC

https://www.nicoclub.com/FSM/Hardbody/d21_truck_1990.pdf

Go to the EL section and look at the electrical diagram for the headlights. If fusible links are...
Forum: Wiring and Electrical 01-19-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 99
Posted By jp2code
I bought this one about 4 years ago. Great...

I bought this one about 4 years ago. Great product

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000EVYH72/

Here is a little 5-minute video to give you an idea on how to check the ignition timing.

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Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-15-2020, 03:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 82
Posted By jp2code
Nice find. Be sure to update your other question...

Nice find. Be sure to update your other question with this link so others can find your solution down the road.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-13-2020, 01:28 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,436
Posted By jp2code
Apparently, there are 2 fuses that handle fuel...

Apparently, there are 2 fuses that handle fuel pump issues, but I'm not sure where both are.

From thread Fuel Pump won't turn on:
...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-11-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20,927
Views: 1,542,985
Posted By jp2code
Nope. Run the info on my ex's 2003 Frontier ...

Nope. Run the info on my ex's 2003 Frontier

VIN 1N6ED27T03C470017
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-11-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 20,927
Views: 1,542,985
Posted By jp2code
Either my VG33E was pulled from a 4x4 or all...

Either my VG33E was pulled from a 4x4 or all VG33E were built with the same oil pan.
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