2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Problems
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.
The steering may develop a clunk type noise from the upper intermediate steering shaft. Our technicians tell us that you should check with you local GM dealer to find out what the latest repair is for this condition.
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Questions
Replaced alternator 3 yrs ago, battery was checked,had to jump today, AAA said battery was fine
My truck has the 4.3 v6 engine and has rough idle with heavy exhaust at times and poor gas milage.
Truck purchased new. Installed new flowmaster soon after purchase. When flowmaster replaced with new single muffler and tailpipe, a strong vibration started coming into the brake pedal and up thru the dash. Hangers are OK. Replaced cheap muffler with new magna flow. No change. Chev tech. Bulletin...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Recalls
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.
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 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