by p145897 on Dec 16, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 GMC Sierra 1500 2dr Regular Cab SLE 4WD SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)
Just turned 100k. Even though this truck has been meticulously maintained and never abused, it has had the transmission replaced (at 67K), sound system (at 25K), intermediate steering shaft (3 times), HVAC controls (at 75K), front rotors (2 times), instrument panel (at 70K), steering wheel control modules replaced (80K), etc. There is so much slop in the drive train that I would never consider using as a tow vehicle. Good for going to the dump and grocery shopping. Limited slip (rear) is demonstrating signs of impending failure, just a matter of time.
by formergmcguy on Feb 1, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Extended Cab SLE 4WD SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)
At about 53,900 miles, my 2004 5.3L developed a ticking noise.
Turned out to be cracked cylinder heads.
$3800 repair bill.
I had it repaired and traded it for a brand new Tundra with 5.7L engine.
by camelot4 on Aug 22, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Crew Cab SLT 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
I bought this truck 3 years ago with 120000 miles on it and it just purrs.
Smooth, quiet, comfortable and even with all those miles it still doesn't burn or leak any oil.
I haul a 260 gallon water tank in
the back and it doesn't even phase the old girl.
Just a great truck!
The big news for 2004 is the addition of an all-new light-duty 1500 Crew cab model with a five-and-a-half-foot bed that replaces last year's 1500HD model. The Work truck package is now available on all Sierras, while base models get standard cruise control along with a chrome grille, wheels and bumper. Other changes include newly designed 17-inch wheels on 4WD models, the deletion of the Professional package and a Quadrasteer package that is now available without additional trailering equipment.