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GMC Sierra 2500 Parts and GMC Sierra 2500 Accessories

Six Amazing Things You Didn't Know about the GMC Sierra 2500

  • If you park your GMC Sierra 2500 beside a Chevrolet Silverado and just happen to notice that they kind-of, sort-of seem the same-wonder no more. They really are the same truck. In fact, the only difference is the logo up front on the grille. If you're wondering why one or the other doesn't fling a lawsuit faster than Samsung can say Apple, it's because Chevrolet is owned by GMC. Why sell the same truck under different names? Well, they figured that certain people just want to stay brand-loyal.

  • While some games feature some very famous cars and trucks, the GMC Sierra 2500 has a game all to itself. In a bid to promote its already successful truck line (because you simply can't have enough success), the company released a monster truck themed game for its Sierra. Sure, the Sierra in the game was souped-up, tricked-out, and in no way street legal, but hey, it was a wonder to drive.

  • While primarily a pickup truck, the GMC Sierra 2500 was a very versatile platform. With a flick of the switch, several man hours in labor, lots of parts, some heavy duty modification, the Sierra can transform into a storage platform for delivery services. As the Land of the Dead showed us, it could also work well as a rail-exclusive transport too.

  • Speaking of Land of the Dead, the GMC Sierra is a very prominent feature in many movies and popular TV serials out today. In its resume are The Closer, Breaking Bad, Grey's Anatomy, and Modern Family. Heck, you can even spot it is the standard truck used in the animated series King of the Hill.

  • To anyone in America-or at least, California and Nevada-the name GMC Sierra 2500 evokes the rugged peaks of the Sierra Nevada-or the Sierra Madre, Sierra Blanca, Sierra Ancha, or Sierra Estrella. Yes, you read that right: this truck is named after no less than five mighty American mountain ranges-more if you count the Sierras all over the world. The funny thing is that, stock and as it is, the truck is not equipped to actually handle the rigors of those mountains. Ominously, the word sierra is Spanish for "saw."

  • If the rugged strength and carrying capacity of the GMC Sierra 2500 isn't quite enough for you, they have an HD, or heavy duty, version available. This variant is essentially the same truck-reinforced to haul a whopping 3,000 pounds-in its bed.

GMC Sierra 2500 Articles

  • Top Two Troubles with the GMC Sierra 2500

    When a pickup truck is named after some mountains, people will start to expect certain things about it-"ruggedness, durability, and staying power" would probably top that list. As far as expectations go, the GMC Sierra 2500 does not disappoint. With a respectable six-year production run that only ended because there were really too many GMC pickup models coming out, the Sierra 2500 was a capable and trusted performer-that it looked good too certainly added to the charm. Of course, no vehicle is ever truly perfect. So here are the two most common gripes people have had with the truck. It pays to be informed.

    Broken brakes

    For some owners, the 2002 GMC Sierra 2500 had a terrifying tendency to crash. The problem with the brakes-for that was the central culprit in these cases-was not limited to just one cause neither. In some cases, the driver would step on the brakes only to find that they simply weren't working anymore! In other cases, the devolution was gradual but nonetheless scary. For the former, it was found that the brakes lines had simply rotted away! The latter was later blamed on rusted lines.

    Oddly enough, a recall order was issued for the 2002 Sierra-but for a busted tailgate. Which is all right, because it's probably more economical to have the neighborhood mechanic look it over. Plus, aftermarket replacement brake lines are really durable these days. Sometimes, their quality exceeds even that put out by OE suppliers.

    Window woes

    This much more subdued problem comes by way of the 2001 iteration of the GMC Sierra 2500, and was observed at around 24,000 miles. While not as dangerous a rotted-out brake lines, the effect is nonetheless pretty dramatic. In nearly all cases, the power window on one or more sides simply drop down rapidly and do not move up to close again.

    There actually is a recall order tied to the 2001 Sierra that does focus on the electrical components. It only covers a small number of trucks so check first before taking any action. Alternatively, getting an aftermarket replacement regulator is also advisable. It might be cheaper, but it seems to solve all the complaints easily.