2004 GMC Sierra 1500 GMC Sierra 1500 2004

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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 repairs by problem area

Engine (16%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (16%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (30%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (4%)

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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (13%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (63%)

< $100 (13%)

Chart based on 8 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2004 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

85000 mi

US $200
Front wheel bearing failure. Replaced first one in 2006. 
70000 mi Fix steering clunk again by disconnecting intermediate steering shaft and fully extending and retracting a bit, then re-connecting. 
119000 mi

US $300
Bad left front wheel bearing. Replaced pads and rotors at same time. 
228500 mi

US $900
Tie rod ends replaced. Not bad since they were originals. 
242000 mi

US $200
Wheel hub bearing assembly on driver side front was starting to go bad again. Passenger-side was okay but replaced as well. 

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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

285-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

73000 mi front hub (4x4) assemblies shot. needed replacement. $1000+ in repairs. i paid no out of pocket expenses; was covered by the one year warranty. 
94000 mi

US $40
worn out inner tie rod, passenger side 

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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

325-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

113000 mi

US $275
Intermediate steering shaft failure - vibration and noise. 

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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

285-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

45000 mi

US $85
left front wheel bearing frozen. 

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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

7500 mi Dealer lubricated intermediate steering shaft to "remedy" clunk. 
14000 mi

US $125
Replaced intermediate steering shaft with new unit. 

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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 Suspension Problems

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