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    Question 1996 suburban 1500

    i completely restore my 1996 suburban and gave it to my son for is 16th birthday. last week he was driving down the interstate and the vehicle stalled out. we have the vehicle towed to our residents thinking that it was the battery or starter but later found out that he engine may have locked up because there was no oil in the vehicle. do that mean i have to replace the engine.

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    Yes, you are probably out of luck and will need a replacement engine if it was run with no oil enough to actually "die"

    It should have made a racket for several seconds before actually dying-metallic squealing etc?

    Was it actually bone dry-no oil- or just 1-2 qts low.
    If it was just 1 or 2 quarts low- of 5 quarts- maybe something else actually caused the failure.
    If it actually failed because of no oil- you will need a new motor.
    There will be metal in the filter and maybe in the crankcase if there wasn't any oil.
    You can probably find an OK motor for $500 or so.
    What actually happened to then oil- leak out somehow?
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    Welcome to the site!! Sorry to hear news about the engine locking up...I hope the best possible scenario turns out for you.


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    Welcome to the club, sorry about your bad luck. I would look into a GM crate motor, either new or a GM remanufactured.

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    Welcome to the GMTruckClub! It's a shame about the engine.


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    Hi, and welcome to the site! Hope everything works out!
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    Welcome to the club. X2 on the crate motor. Good luck.
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    Any update on this? How old was the engine when you were running it? More facts are needed on that I think. Oil is needed for a reason, and if it seized up then it's probably got some internal damage.

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