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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 repairs by problem area

Engine (40%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (33%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (0%)

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

Other (7%)

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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (9%)

$1000 - $2499 (18%)

$500 - $999 (9%)

$100 - $499 (0%)

< $100 (64%)

Chart based on 11 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2002 GMC Sierra 1500

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GMC Sierra 1500 in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
Aug 2012

97340 mi

C $1200
Rack and pinion replaced and upper control arm. 
GMC Sierra 1500 in Saskatchewan, Canada
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Oct 2010

163240 mi
Front axle seal replaced 
Feb 2011

168800 mi
Transfer case replaced 
May 2011

172360 mi
Speed sensor replaced 

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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

325-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

GMC Sierra 1500 in Indiana, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2017
Jan 2013

US $15000
Sun shell stripped out. Transmission rebuilt. 

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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

GMC Sierra 1500 in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2015 - May 2017
Sep 2015

158000 mi

US $56
Rubber bumpers between rear axle and truck bed deteriorated, 1 broke and fell off truck in driveway. Bought replacement bumpers and installed. If I had not seen part in driveway, would not have known of problem.Not surprising,14 years old. 
Jun 2016

160000 mi

US $55
slow coolant leak, pressure test radiator/coolant system found slightly loose hose clamp. planned transmission fluid/filter change postponed due to new finding of rear main seal and oil pan oil leak.slow leak,will repair after it gets noticeable, and xmission fluid change then. 
GMC Sierra 1500 in South Carolina, United States
Feb 2011 - Aug 2011
Jul 2011

202000 mi
4 wheel drive would not engage, due to a loose ground wire under driverside of Truck 
GMC Sierra 1500 in Michigan, United States
May 2012 - May 2012
May 2012

185000 mi
Truck would not stop when you pressed brakes due to ABS recall issue. 

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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

GMC Sierra 1500 in California, United States
Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

140000 mi

US $41
Idler pully. 

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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

275-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

GMC Sierra 1500 in Washington, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2012
Oct 2011

105000 mi
Intermittent failure to start (won't even turn over) Problem has not been found or diagnosed. 
Dec 2011

106000 mi

US $500
Replace intake manifold gasket 
Mar 2012

107000 mi

US $1
Intermittent prob, could not duplicate, could not diagnose. Occasionally fail to start. Battery good, starter would not turn. Possible ignition switch, wiring, ground, neutral switch, solenoid, or starter. Removed/tested, A OK. replaced, OK 
Jun 2012

108000 mi

US $1400
Removed transmission, disassembled and found stripped reaction shell. Replaced reaction shell with "updated" kit. Reassembled and reinstalled tranny. 

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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 Repair Histories

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