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1997 GMC Sierra 1500

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Specs

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2WD Regular Cab Sportside Short Box

Brakes

Brake ABS System Four Wheel
Brake Type Power
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.57 x 1.25
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 10.0 x 2.25
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)

Cargo Area Dimensions

Tailgate Width (in) 50.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 19.2
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 78.7
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 49.1
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 49.1
Cargo Volume (ft³) 42.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.7
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 17.2
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.8
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 23.8

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) 600
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100
Maximum Alternator Watts 1200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM 285 @ 2800
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 4400
Engine Type Diesel V8
Displacement 6.5L/400
Displacement 5.7L/350
Displacement 5.0L/305
Engine Type Gas V6
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 180 @ 3400
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 255 @ 4600
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 230 @ 4600
Fuel System SFI
Fuel System Turbo-Charged EFI
Displacement 4.3L/262
Engine Order Code L30
Engine Order Code L31
Engine Order Code L56
Engine Order Code L35
Engine Oil Cooler Yes
Engine Type Gas V8
Engine Oil Cooler
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 255 @ 2800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 360 @ 1800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 330 @ 2800

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.1
Overhang, Front (in) 35.4
Height, Overall (in) 70.8
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 194.5
Wheelbase (in) 117.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6.6
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 6.8
Frame Width, Rear (in) 36.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 32.0
Cab to End of Frame (in)
Cab to Axle (in) 41.9
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 111.0
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 41.6

Frame

Frame Type Ladder

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Frame
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 25
Aux Fuel Tank Location

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 3
Front Hip Room (in) 60.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7
Passenger Capacity 2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.4

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 16.5
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 44.2
Steering Type Power

Summary

Vehicle Name GMC Sierra 1500
Body Code E62
Body Style Reg Cab 6.5' Sportside

Suspension

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.08
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46 Gas
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 25
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 46 Gas
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.25
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
Suspension Type - Front Indep Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3200
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3750
Axle Type - Front
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3262
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4800
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3750
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code YFN
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1763
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15
Front Tire Size P235/75R15
Spare Tire Order Code ZFL
Spare Tire Order Code ZFN
Rear Tire Order Code YFL
Front Tire Order Code XFL
Front Tire Order Code XFN
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 722
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 722
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 722
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 10,000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000

Transmission

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Order Code M50
Trans Order Code M30
Trans Order Code MT1
Trans Order Code MG5
Trans Type 4
Trans Type 5
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Trans Description Cont. HD Automatic w/OD,
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Description Cont. Again
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.49
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.48
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.02
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.48
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.32
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.08
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.55
Clutch Size (in) 12
Clutch Size (in)
Clutch Size (in) 11
Trans Power Take Off
Trans PTO Access
Transfer Case Model
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
Transfer Case Power Take Off

Weight Information

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3200
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11,500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 8000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 8500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7000
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6100
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1607
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2278
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3686
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 6500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 12,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10,500

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Chrome
Front Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Material Chrome
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Material Steel