Engine Seized Up-1990 Suburban

Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by CMCM, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. CMCM

    CMCM New Member

    I have a 1990 Chevy Suburban 1500 4WD....it was actually in wonderful shape with 296,000 miles on the original engine and original transmission. Unfortunately, while pulling an empty, light trailer on a hot day, the radiator hose completely burst with a pop (didn't know what it was), and we drove approx. 2 more miles before we could pull over. There was no smoke or anything, but at that point we could no longer start the engine.

    Do you think the engine is entirely wrecked, or is there perhaps something to do to get it working again without spending an arm and a leg? Someone told us to dribble some oil into each cylinder, then re-test it. Good idea?

    I'd appreciate some input on this. We're not sure we want to spend a lot repairing the engine, or replacing the engine. We're just not sure what to do at this point. The car has no value to most people and we weren't using it heavily, but had hoped to keep it going for a long time more as it had its uses. The transmission was still strong with no slippage, the 4WD is great, AC works, interior good. Would you all recommend spending $$ at this point to get it going again? Is it possible to find a decend, affordable replacement engine if that is necessary?

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