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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The speedometer or other instrument panel gauge may begin to work erratically at times. Our technicians tell us that the instrument cluster must be sent to a repair facility to correct this fault. The warranty has been extended on some of these units to 7 years or 70,000 miles.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The daytime running lights are prone to burning out. Our technicians tell us that the light sockets may show signs of heat damage but usually are OK. Always be sure to use the correct replacement bulb for the best life expectancy. The new bulb recommendation for 1999-2003 models is #4114K (trade number).

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 6, 2006

Summary: 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 SYSTEM TO MALFUNCTION.

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Body, Interior & Misc., July 21, 2005

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The second row center seat belt routing may make it difficult to position correctly on smaller passengers. If the seat belt rides up to fit around the abdomen, the risk of internal injury is increased in a crash. Dealers will cut the guide loop, remove a portion of the loop, and the remaining sides should be folded over and secured with a retainer. The recall began July 21, 2005. The GM recall number is 05037.

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Body, Interior & Misc., September 18, 2004

Summary: ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE GALVANIZED STEEL TAILGATE SUPPORT CABLES THAT RETAIN THE TAILGATE IN THE FULL OPEN (HORIZONTAL) POSITION MAY CORRODE, WEAKEN, AND EVENTUALLY FRACTURE. IF BOTH CABLES FRACTURED, THE TAILGATE WOULD SUDDENLY DROP AND STRIKE THE TOP SURFACE OF THE REAR BUMPER.

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Brakes, June 18, 2004

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The hydro-boost housing relief valve bore may be out of specification. The seal may fracture as a result, which may reduce braking assist and slightly increase the steering effort while braking. Under certain conditions, more braking effort will be required to stop the vehicle. Dealers will replace the hydro-boost relief valve. The recall began June 18, 2004. The GM recall number is 04004.

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Engine, August 31, 2006

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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.

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Questions and Answers

Nitewolf, 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, V8, Conroe, TX

The gauge on my instrument panel that shows the battery goes way above charge and rests on the battery symbol on the panel and sometimes it doesn't show any power. My speedometer and odometer ...

4Wolfman, 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, V8, Elkview, WV

The left rear window goes down on its own. Took to dealer and they changed left rear switch, but did not fix. Anyone seen similar problems?

jennyboo, 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, V6, Oskaloosa, IA

estimate to fix a 2004 silverado that has four slashed tires,busted out windows,rice in the radiator and draino in the gas tank. it was also heavily keyed on all sides but realize that's a pai...

Charlie63, 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, V6, Terre Haute, IN

where is the crank shaft position sensor on a 2004 chevrolet silverado and how to change it

milkman fl, 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Gainesville, FL

I HAVE LOOKED UNDER THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE DASH AND CANNOT LOCATE THE ACCESS DOOR TO REPLACE MY FILTER, WHERE IS IT LOCATED NOW

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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

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