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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche repairs by problem area

Engine (24%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (29%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (6%)

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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (16%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (35%)

< $100 (25%)

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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 4dr SUT

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Chevrolet Avalanche in Louisiana, United States
Dec 2008 - Jan 2012
Dec 2009

59000 mi
The oil gauge has been reading erratically. It was fixed for a short time then the problem recurred, and now the speedometer is showing wrong speed intermittently. 
Apr 2010

60000 mi
Instrument cluster replaced for third time. Finally problem was corrected 4-30-2010. OEM radio had to be reinstalled for computer to program properly. 
Chevrolet Avalanche in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
Sep 2013

175000 mi

US $200
The truck had transmission fluid replaced however the shop messed something up now it gives trouble to shift into park 
Chevrolet Avalanche in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Oct 2014 - Mar 2018
Oct 2014

152520 mi
Steering column 
Oct 2017

188353 mi

C $100
U joints was showing wear so I replaced 4 of them 
Chevrolet Avalanche in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2016
Oct 2015

164200 mi

US $100
Caliper bolt came out causing caliper to expand into rim, eventually destroying rim. 
Chevrolet Avalanche in Nevada, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2013
Sep 2009

68000 mi

US $160
Mass air flow sensor replaced by owner. 
Apr 2010

79000 mi

US $200
Intermittent dashboard cluster. Cluster would turn over and cut off to replicate starting and shutting off ignition. Changed battery and eliminated problem. Let's see if that helps. Same problem happened 3 years ago. Might be the extreme heat in NV.  
Chevrolet Avalanche in Texas, United States
Apr 2011 - Feb 2015
Aug 2011

78000 mi

US $340
Making popping noise when reversing and making sharp turns. The installed washer on the cross member. Also got transmission fluid replaced. Replaced water pump it was leaking and the v-belt it was minor cracks, replaced fan clutch was getting weak but replaced it to avoid future problems, and replace engine filter, with a k&n filter. 
Dec 2014

126000 mi

US $500
Engine light came up, Knock Sensor were failing. Replaced with OEM, and changed knock sensor wiring, as well with spark plugs. Cleaned throttle body, changed anti-freezer. 
Feb 2015

127000 mi

US $400
Muffler heat sink making noise, Repair the muffler by welding the heat sink back to the muffler. 
Chevrolet Avalanche in Texas, United States
Dec 2007 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

64000 mi
Pinkish colored fluid leaking under the vehicle - inspection found loose engine oil drain plub 

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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 4dr SUT

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

Chevrolet Avalanche in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2014 - Jun 2016
May 2014

118860 mi

C $3400
Vehicle required a total transmission replacement. 
Jun 2014

122760 mi

C $150
Changed mass air flow sensor and two emissions vacuum solenoids. 
Chevrolet Avalanche in Illinois, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2016
Oct 2009

60000 mi

US $1200
water pump leaking coolant lock actuator on driver side 
Dec 2010

71000 mi

US $400
Driver Seat heater failed, required replacement 
Jul 2013

100000 mi

US $800
transmission fluid leak from coolant system , and a front differential leak 
Chevrolet Avalanche in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2016
Aug 2013

57700 mi

US $175
went fo an inspection: needed: breaks, rotors, rear dust shield, ball joints lower, driveshaft u joint, swaybar links, parking brake cable fuel pump replaces... only 45k on the old one? 
Dec 2015

89000 mi

US $419
Wheel bearings 
Jun 2016

92000 mi

US $982
Ball joints and tires replaced 
Chevrolet Avalanche in Oklahoma, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

132000 mi

US $2200
Transmission failure Water pump 
Chevrolet Avalanche in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2012 - Sep 2017
Sep 2014

91000 mi

US $130
replaced alternator 
Apr 2016

162000 mi

US $200
brake caliper stuck 
Chevrolet Avalanche in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2015 - Apr 2018
Apr 2015

147560 mi

C $600
left front wheel bearing and hub 
Feb 2017

167400 mi

C $1200
brake lines rusted and leaking 
Chevrolet Avalanche in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2017 - Jul 2018
Oct 2017

155000 mi

US $1200
Brake lines rusted out. Replaced all brake lines. 
Feb 2018

157000 mi

US $300
Water pump went bad Steering gear seals went bad unit was replaced. 
Chevrolet Avalanche in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

140120 mi

C $3000
replaced transfer case Rear Differential 
Chevrolet Avalanche in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Jul 2017
Jul 2017

150000 mi

US $1500
Hot in Phoenix. Complete replacement of compressor, condenser and all associated parts 
Chevrolet Avalanche in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

130000 mi

US $1250
New a/c compressor, belts 
Chevrolet Avalanche in Illinois, United States
Apr 2015 - Mar 2016
Jul 2015

95700 mi

US $875
1) Replace door automatic latch and unlatch relays 2) Replace AC low pressure recycling switch 3) Repair steering intermediate shaft 
Sep 2015

99000 mi

US $879
Replace transfer case motor Replace vent vapor cannister, valve & solenoid,  replace AC pressure transducer switch 
Dec 2015

103000 mi

US $10
Reset Check Engine Light. "Evaporative System" 
Chevrolet Avalanche in California, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2022
Apr 2013

98000 mi

US $50
rear passenger window regulator replacement 
Jan 2015

100000 mi

US $60
replaced blend door on heater rebuilt overhead light switches with epoxy replaced driver window regulator and motor. $60 parts online 
Chevrolet Avalanche in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2012 - May 2012
May 2012

105000 mi

US $1100
Replace instrument cluster for broken speedometer. Known defect out of warranty. Replace oxygen sensor. 
Chevrolet Avalanche in New Hampshire, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2010
Oct 2009

24000 mi

US $160
tail gate does not latch clunking sound in drive line clunking noise in driveline 
Chevrolet Avalanche in Michigan, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2015
Apr 2011

135000 mi

US $1300
U-Joints,  Wheel Bearings, Brakes, Rotors 
Nov 2011

145000 mi

US $3600
Transmission replaced 
Nov 2014

169000 mi

US $1300
Jan 2015

169800 mi

US $300
Replace drivers side front wheel bearing 
Chevrolet Avalanche in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2007 - Jun 2022
Aug 2007

51460 mi

C $150
Replacement O2 sensor in exhaust system. 
Jun 2008

56730 mi

C $200
Replacement universal joint between rear differential and drive shaft, due to major looseness 
May 2009

68200 mi

C $1100
New Catalytic converter by dealership to get the check engine light to keep from coming on repeatedly. 
Jul 2011

88660 mi

C $150
Replacement fuel injector needed 
Sep 2012

90520 mi
Not yet fixed, speedometer is reading erratically, from nothing, to various part speeds to sometimes correct speed. Not yet resolved/repaired. In interim am using GPS for correct speed readout. 
Nov 2013

95360 mi
Speedometer is now working only intemittently, sometimes with no reading, sometimes reading low in speed vs actual speed. Not predictable or repeatable as to when this seems to occur. 
Sep 2015

105400 mi

C $10
Left rear brake light wire broken from terminalblock which is located behind right rear tire on inside surface of fender 
Apr 2017

108500 mi

C $1200
Replaced shock absorbers. They weren't visibly leaking but were not providing proper control.  
Sep 2021

124000 mi

C $200
Drivers side front wheel bearing was destroyed, so was replaced. replaced front brake calipers. 
Chevrolet Avalanche in Iowa, United States
Mar 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

100000 mi

US $900
Poor starting due to faulty fuel pump. Fuel pump replaced. 
Chevrolet Avalanche in New York, United States
Aug 2008 - Sep 2016
Nov 2010

33100 mi

US $600
Noise coming from left front over bumps, tie rod end replaced.  Window regulator driver's side quit. Window regulator replaced. Second time over life of truck on window-design defect allows water to seep in and rust cables). 
Dec 2011

41000 mi

US $800
Tie rod end rusted, other suspension problems as a result of the vehicle sitting outside too long without being driven 
Jun 2012

43000 mi

US $20
Latch for tailgate would not catch. Disassembly, cleaning and lubrication of the handle fixed the problem. 
Dec 2012

44000 mi
Wheel bearing worn/rusted. Was covered by after-market warranty. 
Feb 2013

44600 mi

US $250
Windows on both doors will not go all the way up. Could only fix the driver's side due to financial reasons this trip. 
Oct 2014

50000 mi

US $100
Gas tank rusted & leaking 
Chevrolet Avalanche in Illinois, United States
Nov 2009 - Dec 2012
Jan 2009

71352 mi

US $350
speedometer stopped working 
Feb 2010

95000 mi

US $800
Had a leak in the water pump. Had water pump and hoses replaced. Also replaced serpentine belt, tensioner, pulleys, and bearings at that time. 
Mar 2011

111649 mi

US $609
Left Front Hub Bearing replaced Left Front Hub Bearing replaced Break Pads and Rotors on rear. Break Fluid flush and fill. 
Jul 2012

132500 mi

US $90
Alternator failed and was replaced 
Sep 2012

135000 mi

US $758
Shocks where rusted through and needed to be replaced 
Chevrolet Avalanche in Kuwait
Aug 2011 - Aug 2011
Aug 2011 blown transmission 
Chevrolet Avalanche in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2011 - Apr 2012
Jun 2011

120900 mi

C $300
engine light went on. Found out that the throttle sensor is indicating the throttle is at 20% even before truck ignition is turned. 
Apr 2012

126480 mi
Never replaced throttle sensor. CEL would go off after three cycles, then come back on as soon as hit 80 kmh. 
Chevrolet Avalanche in Illinois, United States
Sep 2008 - Mar 2012
Feb 2009

25000 mi
Speedometer held inaccurate speed reading. Speedometer replaced 
Mar 2012

38000 mi
Warning about servicing 4wd when sold. Looked on internet, seems other people had this error when nothing was really wrong.  
Chevrolet Avalanche in Wyoming, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

84000 mi

US $54
Slight leak in front diff, looked and decided not to fix at this time. 
Chevrolet Avalanche in Wyoming, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2012
Nov 2011

62100 mi

US $300
driver's side saddle box would not stay latched. had mechanic order new lock mechanisaim and replace it. driver electric side window quit rolling up 

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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

Chevrolet Avalanche in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2015
Oct 2012

117000 mi

US $1000
Evaporator leak 
Oct 2015

123000 mi

US $300
Console replaced 
Dec 2015

124000 mi

US $200
Alternator went bad 

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