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What Was The Last Year For The 5.7 350 ??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mudslinger99, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. mudslinger99

    mudslinger99 1/2 ton status

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    What was the last year for the 5.7 Chevy 350 in Tahoes, Yukons and Suburbans ?

    I thought the last year was 1998 and then they went to the 5.3 in 99 but I have come across a couple 1999 and 2000 models with the 5.7..

    So who knows for sure what the answer is ? :confused:
     
  2. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    5.7 was available until the 6.0 took over, i believe it was 03 maybe 02 though. anyone got an exact year?
     
  3. mudslinger99

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    The trucks that I'm talking about the 5.7 was replaced by the 5.3.. I haven't seen any with any 6.0 motor and I have looked at a couple hundred of them :D
     
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    You can go look at GM's media site (media page) but 1998 was last year for 5.7L in pickups, Silverado was 5.3L in 1999. (I just looked at the C/K and Silverado's for those years)

    2002 last year of 5.7 in the Express vans.

    Edit: As mentioned, the non-Silverado trucks had the 5.7L until 2000.
     
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    You could get a 5.7L as late as 2000 in pickups. Not the Silverado but the "Classic" body style.
     
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    what he said
     
  7. mudslinger99

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    The best I can tell from that site is 99 was the last year for the 5.7 in the Tahoes, Yukons and Suburbans.. But I have seen a couple of 2000's with the 5.7 so that makes me think there had to be a few that maybe got some left over motors..
     
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    I believe anything with the "new" body style (starting with the '99 Silverado's) received the 5.3 and anything that retained the old (typical '88-'98) body style kept the 5.7. I've never seen the older style with a factory 5.3, nor a newer style with the 5.7.
     
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    Thats how it was...They didn't/couldn't convert completely over in one year so most of the trucks were converted in 99, and most of the SUVs were in 2000...Once again, that was most, not all. You can find some 99 1500s in the older body style...then 3/4 and one tons waited 2 years (till 2001) to convert over. Its too expensive for a company to totally convert over all their fullsize rigs over to a totally new body/drivetrain/everything in one year. This isn't the first time GM has done something like this before. The half ton pick ups changed in 88, but 92 was the first year for new burbs, blazers, 3/4, and 1 tons.
     
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    The other big change that happened to Tahoes, Yukons and Suburbans was in 99 they went to the push button 4wd instead of the shift lever in the floor..
     
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    I believe Brad hit the nail on the head. ANything I have seen correlates with what he has said above.
     
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    I owned a 2000 Z71 Tahoe with the 5.7. It was the last year before the body change for Tahoes. Now I have the crappy 5.3 in my tahoe, and the 6.0 in my sub...
     
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    Hope this isnt a hijack since its kinda along the same line... How come most parts stores tell me a 85 4x4 GM pickup never came with a 350 engine? Ive been told that many times, but I didnt think there was ever a yr (pre-90s) that didnt have a 350 as an option at least?
    I had an 85 4x4 Silverado, 350, TH400, NP208, with 3:73s in the diffs, and more than a few parts places told me it wasnt the stock setup.
    The truck is long gone, but I was just curious if anyone else got this answer?
    Mike
     
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    Yep. My '99 tahoe had push button and a 5.7.
     
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    I have a 99 2 door hoe with the shifter in the floor.
     
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    Well it seems that there was a delay in the switch over to push button 4wd.. The early 99 must have retained the floor shifter and the end of the year production must have started the push buttton 4wd.. Just like I mentioned with the 5.7 and 5.3..

    But that is nothing new for GM because I have a 88 Z-71 and it is a late production 88 but the early 88's retained some parts from the 87 models so when I go to get parts for it like brakes there is 2 different styles listed under my year pickup :doah: It makes it a pain when you get home from the parts store and take the truck apart and try to put the new part in only to find out it's the wrong one :angry1:
     
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    Push button 4wd was available before 99, both my 98 pickup and 98 Tahoe have push button 4wd (the tahoe also has the "auto 4x4").
     
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    Well maybe GM offered it as an option in some of the trucks :confused:

    I know it was in other trucks before then because I have a 92 S-10 Blazer that has push button but I have not seen it before 99 in the Tahoes,Yukons and Suburbans..
     
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    my 96

    tahoe has the push button 4x4
     
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    my friends 96 also had push button...not autotrac tho. I believe that it was around 95/96 that they started the push button 4x4 option. Its probably a lot more common in the fully loaded trucks...my friends has all the options, leather and all, and sadly the push button 4x4....
     

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