Finding genuine GMC Suburban parts is often not as easy as you would imagine. Of course, if you own a GMC Suburban, or if you service them in your auto repair shop, then you already know that. GMC Suburban owners are passionate about their vehicles. That's why you rarely see one modified. In most cases, the owner strives to find identical replacement parts to keep the classic look of their GMC Suburban intact.
1985 GMC Suburban Heavy Duty 2500 ¾ ton strong 350CI engine started and idles good. Can move in forward and reverse but can't road test because it is not currently registered. The front disc brakes are sticking but engine is strong enough to move it anyway. Will need to be towed.
Early morning at a boat ramp brought out a couple of interesting vehicles with some very notable features. The GMC Suburban 2500 Sierra Classic pictured above uses a naturally-aspirated 6.2 liter Detroit diesel for motivation. This particular engine produced 130 horsepower at 3600 rpm and 240 pounds-feet of torque at 2000 rpm during the time of its introduction while later models gained 13 horsepower and 17 pounds-feet of torque. A two wheel drive half-ton suburban from 1985 could achieve 15 MPG in the city and 22 MPG on the highway while a comparable Suburban equipped with the five liter V8 could muster only 12 MPG in the city and 16 MPG on the highway, showing the more economical nature of the diesel. Diesels were connected to a three speed automatic or a four speed manual. Suburbans of this iteration had a lengthy production beginning in 1973 and concluding in 1991…
From 1973 to , the GMC Suburban shared much of its appearance and even its product name with the Chevrolet full-sized sport utility vehicle. Based on the GMT400 full-size truck chassis, the 1998 GMC Suburban was situated on a 131.5-inch wheelbase offered in 1500 and 2500 level versions. Depending on the interior layout, up to nine occupants hold ride inside the 1998 Suburban. Available with rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, the standard powerplant for the 1998 GMC Suburban was a 5.7-liter Vortec V-8 engine. Besides the 255-horsepower base powerplant, customers were also presented with the choice a 290-horsepower 7.4-liter V-8 as well as a 6.5-liter turbocharged diesel engine.
1966 GMC Suburban
|Also called||GMC Carryall|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door SUV|
rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
230 cu in (3.8 L) I6 (63–65)
235 cu in (3.9 L) I6 (60–62)
250 cu in (4.1 L) I6 (66)
292 cu in (4.8 L) I6 (63–66)
305 cu in (5.0 L) GMC V6 engine
283 cu in (4.6 L) 175 hp (130 kW) V8 (60–66)327 cu in (5.4 L) 220 hp (164 kW) V8 (66)
|Transmission||3-speed synchromesh manual, 4-speed synchromesh, Powerglide|
|Wheelbase||115 in (2,921 mm)|
|Length||199.5 in (5,067 mm)|
|Width||79.5 in (2,019 mm)|