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Posted: 8/11/2014 10:13:36 AM EDT
4x4 LS extended cab short box 175000 miles. Decent exterior no rust good interior. No mechanical issues. Is $6,000 too much? Too little?
Link Posted: 8/11/2014 10:15:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Eroic:
4x4 LS extended cab short box 175000 miles. Decent exterior no rust good interior. No mechanical issues. Is $6,000 too much? Too little?
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That's a lot of miles

Link Posted: 8/11/2014 10:16:19 AM EDT
Trans condition ? Is it a real Z-71 . A dealership near me was sticking Z-71 decals on plain 4x4 trucks for years before they got caught . Guy at work went through 3 transmissions in about 120,000 miles on his Z-71 ,
Link Posted: 8/11/2014 10:16:44 AM EDT
Way too much for that high a mileage gas burning vehicle.
Link Posted: 8/11/2014 10:18:07 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Eroic:
4x4 LS extended cab short box 175000 miles. Decent exterior no rust good interior. No mechanical issues. Is $6,000 too much? Too little?
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What is the intended use?
Link Posted: 8/11/2014 10:19:02 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Wandering_Moses:
Way too much for that high a mileage gas burning vehicle.
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This...

$3k to 3800.00 around here
Link Posted: 8/11/2014 10:30:05 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By whiskerz:
Trans condition ? Is it a real Z-71 . A dealership near me was sticking Z-71 decals on plain 4x4 trucks for years before they got caught . Guy at work went through 3 transmissions in about 120,000 miles on his Z-71 ,
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Z71 is stickers and shocks. Everything else, including the tow package, skid plates, locking rear can be added on with any WT, LS, LT or LTZ truck. It's a fantastic way to get people to spend more money, and gives people a reason to say "ZEE-SEVVENY WON SON"

The 60e is a weak transmission that does not like big tires or being hot. While the 5.3L is likely going to be totally fine, the 60e would be my suspicion. The rear axle is also anemic, it's basically a D44, which is a bit too small (imo) for a rear axle on a truck with a nearly 10k pull rating. If he has big tires on it, run away.

The only really common issue with the 5.3L/6.0L is the knock sensors, they're under the intake manifold in a valley and therefore collect water, rusting out the sensors. Fuel pumps tend to die around 150-200k. Check for leaks on the back of the transfer case, the NP and NVG transfer cases liked to pump rub through the back half. It's a cheap fix if it hasn't rubbed through the case yet, but will cost a few hundred bucks for a replacement back half if it has. Push-button 4WD panels like to die, they blink when they're broken--and of course don't engage 4x4 at all. Blend doors for the heat/cold and defrost/front/floor burn out. Cluster issues occur on a number of them, although I've had 5 Chevy trucks 99-07 and only one had stepper motor problems.

The front end is probably well worn if it's OE. At that age I'd anticipate replacing the whole thing; pitman, idler, wheel hubs, upper and lower balljoints, inner and outer tie-rods.

Around here that'd fetch maybe $4k if it's clean.

Link Posted: 8/11/2014 2:33:55 PM EDT
I'm going to say trans has been rebuilt already. The price may be too high for me, sound more like a $4k truck with those miles.
Link Posted: 8/11/2014 2:41:15 PM EDT
A little high, IMO. And Z-71 is not a model of truck. It's the code for the off-road package; basically different shocks and skid plates. The truck model is Silverado or K1500.
Link Posted: 8/11/2014 2:52:17 PM EDT
Meh. I have a 2002 Silverado 4x4 with 236,000 miles and still going. If it has the 5.3 Vortec and does pretty good on gas. About 14-15 around town and 18 or so on the highway.

You drive a lot of miles in Montana, so mine are mostly highway. If the '01 is in good shape, etc. with lots of highway miles, I would pay $4500 or $5k.
Link Posted: 8/11/2014 3:37:22 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By whiskerz:
Trans condition ? Is it a real Z-71 . A dealership near me was sticking Z-71 decals on plain 4x4 trucks for years before they got caught . Guy at work went through 3 transmissions in about 120,000 miles on his Z-71 ,
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The 4L60E is the biggest POS, on my 94 it wouldn't last more then 30k before needing a rebuild
This was on a stock truck that never towed or hauled anything heavy in its life.

Op I wouldnt give more then 2k for that truck.
Link Posted: 8/11/2014 9:09:57 PM EDT
i sold my 99 LS ext cab Z71 for 7,000 about 2 months ago. it had 177k on it with no engine or transmission work. it was pretty mint for its age and mileage. i did do the transfer case upgrade to it but thats it.
Link Posted: 8/11/2014 9:18:39 PM EDT
2-3 grand, less if you need to replace the tires.

That's a beater farm truck at best.
Link Posted: 8/11/2014 9:21:13 PM EDT


You need to call this guy
Link Posted: 8/11/2014 9:35:01 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By FJ60:
2-3 grand, less if you need to replace the tires.

That's a beater farm truck at best.
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My suburban has 250K miles on the 4l60e, shifts like the day it was new. So that makes 3 vehicles with about 740K miles on them for me with one rebuilt 4l60e.
Link Posted: 8/11/2014 9:37:09 PM EDT
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My suburban has 250K miles on the 4l60e, shifts like the day it was new. So that makes 3 vehicles with about 740K miles on them for me with one rebuilt 4l60e.
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Originally Posted By TheRealSundance:
Originally Posted By FJ60:
2-3 grand, less if you need to replace the tires.

That's a beater farm truck at best.


My suburban has 250K miles on the 4l60e, shifts like the day it was new. So that makes 3 vehicles with about 740K miles on them for me with one rebuilt 4l60e.

Yes and my mom's 2001 Z71 Tahoe and 2003 Denali were rolling shit heaps at 100k.
Link Posted: 8/11/2014 9:42:16 PM EDT
I've got a '00 Silverado at 185k miles with the 4l60e that also still shifts like the day I bought it with 8 miles on it.
Link Posted: 8/11/2014 10:14:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Eroic:
4x4 LS extended cab short box 175000 miles. Decent exterior no rust good interior. No mechanical issues. Is $6,000 too much? Too little?
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$4500-$5000 with new tires would be good.
Link Posted: 8/11/2014 10:47:41 PM EDT
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If it's a true Z71, it'll have the Eaton G80 rear locker. Very nice to have in sugar sand. IIRC, you can check the decal in the glove box to look for "G80" in the list of codes to confirm if it has the Eaton rear locker.


175k miles isn't too bad. Just take it for a spin and have a mechanic check it over before you buy it.

ETA: I agree with the above poster, offer $5,000 to see what happens.
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