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2009 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2009 GMC Sierra 2500 HD based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

One or more heater & AC (HVAC) temperature and/or air delivery mode door actuator may fail, resulting in improper temperature or air delivery. If this occurs, fault code(s) should be stored in the HVAC control module which should assist in diagnoses.

Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.

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

The GMC Sierra 2500 HD uses a throttle position sensor (TPS) which commonly fails and causes:

This issue is related to the throttle position sensor, and can be caused by faulty wiring to the TPS, bad connection at the TPS, or a failed TPS.

To correct this issue, the wiring harness, connector, and throttle position sensor must be inspected, tested, and/or replaced. The most common cause is a faulty TPS.

Our technicians recommend flushing the brake fluid every 60,000 miles.  Brake fluid that is dirty may cause problems in the brake system.

Our technicians highly recommend that the transmission is serviced every 30,000 miles to avoid problems and maintain optimal operating order.
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The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.