I’m thinking about looking at a 1997 Suburban 2500, leather, 255k miles. It has the 454 and the guy is selling it cheapish as it’s not running. I talked to him and he said he (and a mechanic friend) thinks it’s the torque converter. He described it as feeling it’s “always under load”. I can’t do the work myself, so I would have to get a screaming deal. If I go inspect it, what should I be checking? Could this be as simple as replacing a torque converter or do you replace the transmission? Or something in between? I know there’s a lot more to know about the rig and it’s behavior, but is this worth it considering I’d have to farm out the work? I really like the 2500 and 454. My plan would be to get it running, baseline it and then work out the worn parts. I know this could be a huge money pit, but ultimately cheaper than a new rig. It wouldn’t be my dd, so I don’t have to do it all at once. What should I considering here?