2004 GMC Sierra 1500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 GMC Sierra 1500

2004 GMC Sierra 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.

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.

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.

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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 Questions

was driving making a loud noise got it in driveway goes in gear but won't move but no lights came on dash i havent seen any fluid on ground not sure whats wrong hope its not transmission, had trouble one day then stopped and next day is when it wont move

I bench tested the motor brake and motor they work. I do not get 12 volts from the truck wiring when you press the buttons most of the time. Occasionally I do and the unit works.

The 2004 GMC Sierra 1500 was working fine. I stopped the pickup for lunch and when I restarted the pickup to leave, the heater blower, the cruise control, and the traction system wouldn't work. Any ideas on what would cause this?

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2004 GMC Sierra 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.

ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS AND BUILT WITH EITHER PBR PARKING BRAKE SYSTEMS OR TRW PARKING BRAKE SYSTEMS, THE PARKING BRAKE FRICTION LININGS MAY WEAR TO AN EXTENT WHERE THE PARKING BRAKE CAN BECOME INEFFECTIVE IN IMMOBILIZING A PARKED VEHICLE.

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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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews

truck is a 2004 z71 with 101300 miles. ive taken the best care possible, 4000 mile oil changes. tires brakes all services needed, always garaged. ive spent over 3100 dollars in the last month on problems. first the front half shaft bearings started making noise when i would drive slowly on the pavement, then the water pump went out while the dealer was flushing the system. new belts, tuneup, cl...

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