2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
$
263
to $
644
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
$
375
to $
1,537
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
$
590
to $
993
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
$
762
to $
1,171
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
$
296
to $
1,281

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Problems

Service 4WD Message May be Displayed

The 4WD transfer case encoder motor position sensor or the selector switch may fail causing the service 4WD message to be displayed. Fault code(s) stored in the transfer case control module will be of assistance in determining the exact fault causing the message to be displayed.

Intermittant Failure to Start

Will turn key and it is like no power from battery to starter, but have lights, radio, etc. Turn key again or sometimes multiple times, to no avail. Then, turn it one more time and it starts. Then the next 15 starts, no problem. Sometimes hot engine, sometimes cold.

UPDATE: 2-6-14; I sold the truck to my father. He changed the starter. No problems since March 2013.

Erratic Fuel Gauge Operation

It is common for the fuel level sensor in the fuel tank read the fuel level incorrectly. The sensor must be replaced to correct the condition. Our technicians recommend having the complete fuel pump module replaced on high mileage vehicles.

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Questions

Why is my truck still running hot with new head gasket water pump & thermostat? (1 answer)

I replaced the water pump a month ago and replaced the head gasket and thermostat yesterday and it still running hot could it be the raidiator stopped up

Why does my truck roll forward when put into park and engaging emergency brake? (1 answer)

When braking, there is a strong vibration coming from the rear wheels. Possibly warped brake rotor?

Why is there inconsistent vibration while idling? (1 answer)

When idling, there is a slight vibration coming from the engine bay. Is it just due to the RPM's being low or is there a possible mechanical problem?

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Recalls

Recall 06V417000
CERTAIN VEHICLES ORIGINALLY BUILT WITH CLOTH SEATS THAT WERE EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC AIR BAG PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM AND LATER REUPHOLSTERED WITH AFTERMARKET LEATHER SEAT COVER KITS ARE INVOLVED. TESTING HAS INDICATED THAT THE AFTERMARKET LEATHER SEAT COVERS CAN CAUSE THE PASSENGER SENSING S...
Fuel May Leak from Fuel Rail

The retainer clip for the fuel rail pulse damper may fracture and allow the damper to come loose from the fuel rail. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire. Dealers will replace the engine fuel rail pulse damper free of charge. The recall began August 31, 2006. The GM recall number is 06080.

Recall 05V161000
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS AND BUILT WITH EITHER PBR PARKING BRAKE SYSTEMS OR TRW PARKING BRAKE SYSTEMS, THE PARKING BRAKE FRICTION LININGS MAY WEAR TO AN EXTENT WHERE THE PARKING BRAKE CAN BECOME INEFFECTIVE IN IMMOBILIZING A PARKED VEHICLE.

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reviews

Rated
based on 2 customer reviews
I have a 2004 silverado z71 crew cab very nice, good mileage, engine and tranny runs strong , quiet, plenty of power.EVEN WITH 210,000 MILES!! Only prob i have with it is noise in steering, and first four speeds of a/c out. Other than that great truck!
Great vehicle,, 106,000 Miles

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