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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Problems

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The muffler heat shield may become loose on the muffler causing a rattle or popping noise. Our technicians tell us there is a kit available from GM to correct this problem.

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 2001-2003 models is #4114K (trade number).

Brakes -- Verified

A poor electrical ground under the battery tray may cause the ABS warning light to illuminate. Our technicians tell us that cleaning and properly securing this ground and also the main ABS ground on the frame rail below the drivers door may be necessary.

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 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 2500 HD Questions and Answers

kirk silva, 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 6.6L V8 Diesel Turbo, Camino, CA

repair front wheel bearings
fuel filter

andyb, 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 6.6L V8 Diesel Turbo, Covington, GA

My Allison transmission shifts out fine when driving under normal conditions but when I have to accelerate fast and push the throttle to the floor, the transmission acts like it is slipping and wil...

dustint, 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 6.6L V8 Diesel Turbo, Bangor, ME

Cannot find the ABS sensor to replace with a new one. Directions on where to locate and/or diagram please.

cable734, 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 6.0L V8, Warsaw, OH

been chasing a problem on my truck, p0300 code and i have changed plugs, wires, intake gasket and some off the coils.
But 5 and 8 still are mis-firing at highway speed but not enough to feel, the ...

Bruce40, 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 6.0L V8, Dalton, GA

changing water pump and I have to drain coolant after I replace water pump how do fill everything up and the radiator back up .

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Reviews

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I have had problems with my injectors. they replaced them at Days Chevrolet supposable all of them under a recall. But the issues are coming back and it's only been two years with 30,000 miles put on the motor after the fact! And just recently my transmission and engine temp gauge are pinned out past max temp.and will not move. I thought it might be a ground issue considering both happened within a week of each other. But that's not it, can anyone out there help with this issue?

Pulls like a frieht train ,Allison trans. is tops,just can not do better.Duramax not broken in yet ,only 85000. miles.I do run Amsoil synthetic oil, eng. transmission& front & rear diff. Go Chevy

2004 2500HD 6.0 gas. At 104,000 miles the engine lost oil pressure. Kept driving 20 seconds to get off the road. Shut it off when I heard the lifters ticking. The oil pan was removed and there were brass shavings in the pan. The oil pressure regulator was found to be stuck in the open position. Oil/filter had been changed every 3-4000 miles, street use only. Since then I have read of 6 other failures in medium-mileage 2500's.

Love this truck except for some crazy misfire code i keep getting that we have yet to fix not due to trying and money And the muffler makes a bong noise when you shut the truck off like a metal can of gas in the sun

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