1996 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 4wd Diesel on 2040-cars
Wartrace, Tennessee, United States
|Bought this a while back, with the intention of slowly rebuilding it, and having a fantastic farm truck for the rest of my life. Fits my family of seven nicely (third row seat), as we just took it to Florida on beach trip. No time anymore and I already have more than I intended to invest. The cosmetic wear and tear is typical, and really not bad for the car. The 6.5L diesel engine starts and pulls strong, and even last winter - it cranked right up without having to plug it in. The transmission pulls strong and shifts very smooth (these were very good transmissions). The 4WD works great. Oils have been changed, and the transmission was flushed and changed every ~30,000 miles. Test drive and inspection will prove this out.
The things I have done/ new components installed.:
New PMD (fuel pump driver) and new fuel pump. I properly relocated the PMD per spec. The one thing that was a real issue was GM put the PMD on the engine, and it overheated it often to an early death. GM provided a kit to move it, and I bought a new one and relocated it per spec.
New Michelin Tires (only 1000 miles on them). New Starter. Two New Batteries. New Brake Job all around. New Fuel pump. New Fan and alternator belt. New water pump/hoses. New Fuel Pump. Both front wheel bearing replaced, repacked. I think the alternator had been replaced prior, as it looked very new when I got it (and it kicks out a 14.2v) but don't know for sure.
New A/C compressor, condensor, and evaporator core.
The A/C has bloody driven me nuts. I have put about $1,100 into new parts and yet, it blows very cold up front but not in the rear (oh, it is missing the rear controls knobs, for passengers to set to their liking). Ebay has them for a 20-40 bucks, just never got around to it. Also, by the end of 2-3 months, it needs a recharge.
I finally sucked it up and took it in to see a specialist. He said there was a check valve or ? wherein the coolant must pass. He thinks it is clogged, and the rear condenser may need to be replaced. Cost to fix this, ~ $300 - $600. I think, but I do not know, that this is where the small leak is. If You don't have passengers, no worries - but You still have to charge it up. Me? I want it right and I wish I had started there before i dumped so much money into it.
These are great machines. If i have left out anything that is important, please just ask. Thanks for looking.
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