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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by porboy, Mar 26, 2003.

  1. porboy

    porboy Registered Member

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    I am thinking of buying a 88 chevy 3500 4x4 with a 454. Is there anything in particular that I should beware of? I thought I had heard about tranny problems within this year range, any truth to that, and which tranny does it have? I am looking for a tow rig and my 75 burb isn't exactly street legal /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    nevercomplete 1/2 ton status

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    Should have a 400 tranny...bout the strongest you will find.

    Jon
     
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    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    The problems are mostly from 82-86 for the 1/2 and 3/4ton truck that have the 700r4.
    The 1tons had th400 which is never a problem.
    87 and up got upgrades for the 700r4 so it got better.
    It still sin't the best but can handle more than the earlier ones.
    A 454 wouldn't have a 700 behind it because there is no way it can handle the power so you must have the th400.
    Now you only need to check the truck for obvious problems.
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  4. porboy

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    Thanks for the help guys.
     

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