GMC Sierra 1500 HD Repair and Maintenance

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

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

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.

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.

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It only comes out in the defrost mode

I pulled brakes, caliper is good. I was going to pull shaft and pin see if it was in gear box or shaft. I had to have surg so was unable to do that. Just curious if there was a bad part that was prominent in this modle like axle bearings or the like.

it could be a security anti theft problem, also put in a new key and ignition

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The heated washer module under the hood could overheat due to excessive current draw. Under certain conditions, this could result in an under hood fire. This previous recall attempt in 2008 to repair this concern did not have the expected success. Dealers will now permanently disable and remove the heated washer module to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin on June 20, 2010.

The wiring to the washer system heater may overheat due to a failure in the heater module. This could cause other electrical features to malfunction, smoke to develop, and an electrical fire could result. Dealers will install a wire harness with an inline fuse to protect the washer heater module. This recall is expected to begin on September 12, 2008. The General Motors recall number is 08048.

ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH AN 8.1L V8 ENGINE, THE CRANKSHAFT POSITION CAN OPERATE INTERMITTENTLY OR FAIL COMPLETELY. IF THE SENSOR OPERATES INTERMITTENTLY, THE SES LIGHT MAY ILLUMINATE AND THE VEHICLE MAY RUN ROUGH. THE ENGINE MAY STALL, AND IF SO, MAY RE-START IMMEDIATELY OR AFTER ...

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Pretty nice truck to drive. Great for mountain trips and towing. Cons: had a few things break down, fuel pump x2, water pump, alternator, transfer case replacement. Overall I like the truck, but it's not real practical due to gas mileage.

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