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1/2 tons 5.3 how well does the transmission hold up!!

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by mtstclair, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. mtstclair

    mtstclair Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 53

    I curious as to how well the chevy's with the 5.3 transmissions hold up when plowing snow. I know you gota keep them cool but other than that anyone have it poblems much?
  2. aeronutt

    aeronutt Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    Most of the failures I've heard of were caused by towing heavy trailers at high speed. I had one for a few years and beat the heck out of it before I upgraded to the d-max/Allison. It always worked perfectly. The real weak link in 5.3 Chevy trucks is the 5.3. Not much torque down low. You gotta spin it to make power. The 6.0 is only .7 bigger, but it's WAY better for grunt work.
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    There no different than any other trans in the light duty trucks. Keep it cool, maintain it, don't abuse it, and it should provide years of dependable service.