There is also an optional 5. The two types offer slightly different towing specifications and engine types. I've got the same question, but I know a few more variables. Spark distribution is computer controlled now. Its fuel tank capacity is 42 gallons, and it gets 12 miles per gallon in the city, and 17 miles per gallon on the highway. Great Truck For Anyone Who Works, And At The Same Time Has 2 Bench Seats So Its Perfect For Friends By Willie Acceleration is not so great, but thats too be expected. I don't know the numbers for the towing capacity, But I have owned three of these trucks with the 4.
The rear-wheel drive is capable of 15 mpg in the city and 20 on the highway. The manual transmission will get 12 in the city and 17 on the highway. Then it is a 4L80E trans. If you are talking about pulling a holiday trailer … a few times a year, you can exceed this as long as you meet some requirements. If your truck has a weight of 5000 lbs with fuel and you put 1000 lbs of people and luggage in it, and have a 4000 lb trailer with a tongue weight of 480 lbs. The overall length of the truck varies as there are three different size beds for this truck.
The gross combined weight rating is 11,000 pounds. They should be properly gapped before packaging. Towing capacity with an empty truck bed is 6,000 pounds. So a 4000 lbs trailer yields 400-480 lbs of tongue weight. My 96 will tow 8000 with no real trouble ------ I looked it up in the the manual for by 1998 Chevy Express 3500. Do yourself a favor and use some anti-seize on the plugs when you replace them. The Silverado also has a 5.
The 1998 Chevrolet Silverado is equipped in as many as 28 different trim levels. While not directly affecting towing capacity, the type of transmission is an important consideration when deciding whether to tow. This reccomendation is only a guidline. This truck was made for whatever work or activity the consumer had in mind. If you are haveing to give half therottle or more you need to slow down and give it A break, The rings will collapse if you push it too hard, This will require A engine rebuild to fix. This engine is not available with a manual transmission.
Has over 200,000 miles on it and is still running strong though so its a great quality. You also need to ensure the trailer has functioning brakes. The manual trans is less 3,700 to 4,200 for a 4. It was a great pick-up when it was working. Did you replace the ignition wires? So will other payload within the vehicle. The timing is computer controlled.
The five speed manual is standard on all the other trim levels for the Silverado. The Chevrolet Silverado is a two-door pickup capable of seating three people. But you cannot just go hook up to one of the above numbers and start pulling. ·m 89 lb in Oct 27, 2015 1998 chevy astro 4. You need to know your engine size and rear axle ratio Model - Engine Axle - Ratio Max - Trailer Weight lbs 1500 - 4. The standard towing capacity for two-wheel-drive, 1998 Silverado 2500s is 3,000 pounds for the regular-cab models and the extended-cab models with 6.
It doesn't matter if you can tow it, it matters if you can stop it. The five-speed manual will get 15 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway. Side note: Y … our tow rating from the manufacturer is related to the vehicles braking capacity. If you don't have one, a salvage yard is a good place to find one. So pulling the 4000 lbs is fine.
It is illegal to exceed either of these weights. The rear-wheel drive V-6 with an automatic transmission will get 16 mpg in the city and 20 on the highway. The manual transmission gets the same mileage. For inexperienced drivers especially, the added complexity of a manual transmission can be daunting when also handling a trailer. If you are towing over 4000lbs, you must have electric brakes on the trailer.
The ignition wires are the most likely suspect with starting problems on damp days. The rest is controlled by the computer and is determined by the software. Tighten intake manifold bolts first pass in sequence to 44 inch lbs. Engine and drive train are still going strong, suspension no problems there. The curb weight gets as heavy as 4,599 lbs. Unless you have a special gapping tool for platinums, regular blade or disc type gappers can damage the platinum tips.
I've seen 6000-7500 lbs listed on other sites, so there's a range of possibles. We Love It And The Jobs It Did For Us. Remember, you must reduce this weight when you add extra weight to the truck extra passangers or stuff in the bed. And engines are loaded with sensors and controls that never existed in earlier cars. If you are going to pull more than this on a regular basis, you will greatly shorten the life of the truck.