2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Repair and Maintenance
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ProblemsService 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.
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.
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.
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 QuestionsWhy 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
When braking, there is a strong vibration coming from the rear wheels. Possibly warped brake rotor?
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?
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 RecallsRecall 06V417000
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.