2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Repair and Maintenance
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ProblemsIntermittant 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.
The distributor may develop internal faults. This can cause a rough running engine or stalling condition, the Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate. Our technicians tell us that the distributor should be overhauled or replaced to correct this concern.
A clicking noise may be noted from the turn signal flasher after the turn signals are switched off. This is commonly cause by a faulty turn signal switch which will require replacement.
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 QuestionsWhy 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?
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?
There is a high pitched squeak and a slight vibration while turning either left or right.
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.