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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
81,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced transfer case (2 reports)
2004 Chevrolet Silverado transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 012010

Silverado LT 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 138,000 miles


Transfer case chain stretched due to wear and rubbed a hole in the transfer case. Needed to replace the transfer case. Nothing good used available under 130,000 miles. Purchase a remanufactured transfer case from Chevy; total cost of repair $2,000.

- , Middletown, DE, US

problem #1

Mar 272009

Silverado Z71 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles

Bought this truck new in 2004 with 171 miles on it. Since new I have had the rear clunk, oh yeah, it's NORMAL they say. I was sitting at a restaurant on a hill one morning just days before the extended warranty was to expire. I put the truck in reverse and let off the brake and began to roll forward, down the hill. Hit brakes fast. Shifted from Park to Reverse several times. Never felt the truck engage. While sitting there with the truck in Reverse trying to figure out what ot do I finally felt the tyruck engage. Backed up and went to the dealership. They checked the truck and found internal damage to the front differential and they rebuilt and reprogrammed the transmission. Picked up truck and truck would not shift into 4HI, with Autotrac. Took back, checked codes and found transfer case was bad. Put in re-manufactured transfer case. Next day Service Trans light on and codes stored again. Had to repair "NEW" transfer case. Okay. 4 months later oil under truck. Had to repair output seal, covered this time under GM warranty. GM warrants tranfer cases 3 years and 36,000 miles. They don't tell you that, or they didn't me. I found out at the Goodwrench website. A big plus now, the clunk is gone, I think the tranfer case was bad all along.

- , Hickory, NC, USA

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