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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 AUTOMOBILES

Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Sierra & Silverado -> Condenser, Replace
Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8 V8 GAS

  • Recover refrigerant as outlined in .
  • Remove retainer and radiator air upper baffle.
  • On Sierra models, proceed as follows:
    • Rotate grille retainer quarter turn counterclockwise using suitable Phillips screwdriver.
    • Remove grille to latch support screw.
  • On Silverado models, proceed as follows:
    • Rotate and remove headlamp retainer pins.
    • Pull headlamp assembly and disconnect electrical connector.
    • Remove bulb.
  • On all models, disconnect from fender and remove grille.
  • Remove tie bar to radiator brace bolts from rear of upp...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 AUTOMOBILES

Anti-Lock Brakes -> Kelsey-Hayes -> Diagnosis & Testing -> 2002 -> 2002-03 -> 2003-06 -> 2004-06 -> Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Astro, Blazer, Jimmy, Safari, Sonoma, SSR & S10 -> Avalanche, Escalade, Escalade EXT, Suburban, Tahoe & Yukon -> Bravada, Envoy, Rainier & Trailblazer -> Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Connector Pin Identification -> Diagnostic Tests -> Diagnostic Trouble Code Interpretation -> Express & Savana -> Intermittents & Poor Connections -> Sierra & Silverado -> Symptom Tests -> Temperature Vs. Resistance
Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8 V8 GAS

Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Connect a suitably programmed scan tool to Data Link Connector (DLC) and follow manufacturers instructions.

Diagnostic Trouble Code Interpretation

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Diagnostic Tests

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> Gasoline Engines Except Equinox, Montana SV6, Relay, Rendezvous w/3.6L Engine, Terraza, Uplander & Vue (2004-06) & 2004-06 Envoy, Rainier & TrailBlazer -> Returnless Fuel System
Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8 V8 GAS

Returnless Fuel System

On models equipped with fuel injected engines, relieve fuel system pressure as outlined under "Fuel System Pressure Relief."

On models equipped with metal collar quick disconnect connectors, GM tool No. J37088-A, or equivalent, will be required to disconnect the connector. Pri...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 AUTOMOBILES

DRIVESHAFT, Replace -> Front -> Rear
Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3 V6 GAS

Front

Before disassembly, observe and accurately reference mark all driveline components relative to the propeller shaft and axles. These items include the propeller shafts, wheel drive shafts, pinion flanges and output shafts

Assemble all components in the exact relationship to each other as they were prior to removal. Observe all published specifications and torque values, and any measurements obtained prior to disassembly.

  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove transfer case shield, if equipped.
  • If equipped with double clamp style boot, remove clamp at transfer case by prying up ex...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 AUTOMOBILES

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3 V8 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Remove mounting bolts and engine shield, if required.
  • Remove mounting bolts and oil pan skid plate, if required.
  • Remove righthand transmission cover bolt.
  • Remove front axle mounting bracket nut, then position front axle mounting bracket bolt until tip is flush with support bushing. Do not remove bolt.
  • Remove mounting bolts and slide starter forward until it clears transmission.
  • Disconnect oil level sensor electrical connector.
  • Remove start...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 AUTOMOBILES

Cabin Air Filter Service -> General Motors Corp./Saturn -> 1999-2007 Silverado, Sierra, 2000-07 Denali, Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon, Yukon XL, 2001-07 Escalade & 2002-07 Avalanche
Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8 V8 GAS

Under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 15,000 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

  • Remove the righthand instrument panel hush panel.
  • Remove the A/C and heater modul...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Trucks -> Change Trans Fluid Indicator ->
Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8 V8 GAS

This message will appear on the DIC (Driver Information Center) when it is time to change the transmission fluid....

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 AUTOMOBILES

Radiator, Replace
Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3 V8 GAS

  • Drain radiator coolant into suitable container.
  • Remove upper and lower radiator hoses.
  • Remove mounting bolts and lower fan shroud.
  • Remove engine vent hose and surge take hose.
  • Disconnect eng...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3 V6 GAS

These engines use a single serpentine drive belt to drive all engine-mount accessories. All belt drive accessories are rigidly mounted with belt tension maintained by a spring loaded automatic tensioner.

  • Rotate tensioner counterclockwise using suitable 1/2 inch break...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

RH Front Selectable Ride Shock Diagram for 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500  4.8 V8 GASRH Front Selectable Ride Shock Diagram for 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8 V8 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • RH Frame Rail
  • RH Front Selectable Ride Electrical Connector
  • RH Front Selectable Ride Shock
  • Splice Pack  SP-205 Diagram for 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500  4.8 V8 GASSplice Pack SP-205 Diagram for 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Fuse Block
  • Splice Pack SP-205
  • Body Control Module Connector
  • Footwell Courtesy Lamp, Left
  • Fuse Block, Left I/P Connector
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500  5.3 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Headlamp Switch
  • Body Control Module
  • 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500  5.3 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Electrical Center Identification Views
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: Revised General Motors New Vehicle Tire Warranty Program
    Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Wheels, Tires, Wheel Bearings, Seals, Hubs
  • Document: Power Folding Mirrors Will Not Fold Inward
    Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Instruments, Dash Cluster, Warning Lights, Mirrors
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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