Chevrolet 1997 Malibu Owner`s manual

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Seats and Restraint Systems
This section tells you how to use your seats and safety belts properly. It also explains the “SRS” system.
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Features and Controls
This section explains how tostart and operate your Chevrolet.
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Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
This section tells you how to adjust the ventilation and comfort controls and how to operate your audio system.
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Your Driving and the Road
Here you’ll find helpful information and tips about the road and how
to drive under different conditions.
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Problems on the Road
This section tells what to doif you have a problem while driving, such asflat
a tire or overheated engine,etc.
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Service and Appearance Care
Here the manual tells you howto keep your Chevrolet running properly and looking good.
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Maintenance Schedule
This section tells you when to perform vehicle maintenance and what
fluids and lubricants to use.
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Customer Assistance Information
This section tells you how to contact Chevrolet for assistance and
how to get service and owner publications.
It also gives you information on “Reporting Safety Defects”
on page 8-10.
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Index
Here’s an alphabetical listingof almost every subjectin this manual.You can use it to quickly find
something you want to read.
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The Heritageof Chevrolet
The dynamic William C. “Billy”
Durant shifted gears from making
carriages to making cars,
forming half the team that gave
birth to Chevrolet.
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Welcome to the largest
vehicle backed by a proud
worn the Chevrolet marque.
autumotive familyin the
history of performance and
That kind of reception from
world -- the familyof Chevrolet
value. Since the first “Classic
auto ownersis unmatched by
owners. You have selecteda
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any other car manufacturer
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That year 2999 vehicles were produced.
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The Chevrolet blend of
value and performance has
become an American
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created for the pleasure
into each vehicle. It's not
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surprising that for80 years
Every decade, Chevrolet
tradition -- whether bred for
has reinforced its heritage
the racetrack like the legendary
of affordable performance
Corvette and Camaro,or
with quality and value crafted
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introduced the
Synchro-Mesh
transmission and
offered a host of
accessories -- including
such niceties as a clock!
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"Genuine Chevrolet" has been
America's automobile.
We're proud to continue that
heritage in your Chevrolet,
The legacy of America$
favorite
sportscar
began in 1953, whenhand-assembled
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included Chevrolet landmarks
like the Corvette Sting Ray,
the sporty Camaro, and
powerplants like the
legendary 327 V8.
Your new Chevrolet continues a tradition of quality and value.
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How to Use this Manual
Many people read their owner’s manual from beginning
to end when they first receive their new vehicle. If you
do this,it will help you learn about the features and
These mean thereis sometnmg that could hurt
controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you’ll find
you or other people.
that pictures and words work together to explain
things quickly.
In the caution area, we tell you what the hazard is. Then
Index
we tell you what todo to help avoidor reduce the
A good place to look for what you need is the Index in hazard. Please read these cautions. If you don’t, you or
the back of the manual. It’s an alphabetical list of all others could be hurt.
what’s in the manual, and the page number where you’ll
You will also find a circle
find it.
with a slash through it in
this book. This safety
Safety Warnings and Symbols
symbol means “Don’t,’’
You will find a number
of safety cautions in this book.
“Don’t do this,” or “Don’t
We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell you
let this happen.”
about things that could hurt you if you were to ignore
the warning.
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Vehicle Damage Warnings
Also, in this book you will find these notices:
I NOTICE:
These mean thereis something that could
damage your vehicle.
In the notice area, we tell you about something that
can damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage
would not be covered by your warranty, and
it could
be costly. But the notice will tell you what to do to help
avoid the damage.
When you read other manuals, you might see
CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors
or in different words.
You’ll alsosee warning labels on your vehicle. They use
the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE.
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Vehicle Symbols
These are some of the symbols youmay find on your vehicle.
For example,
these symbols
are used on an
original battery:
CAUTION
POSSIBLE
INJURY
PROTECT
EYES BY
SHIELDING
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These symbols
are important
for you and
your passengers
whenever your
vehicle is
driven:
DOOR LOCK
UNLOCK
These symbols
have to do with
your lamps:
These symbols
are on some of
your controls:
These symbols
are used on
warning and
indicator lights:
WINDSHIELD
WIPER
TURN
SIGNALS
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ENGINE
COOLANT
TEMP
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CAUSTIC
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CHARGING
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WINDSHIELD
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Section 1 Seats and Seat Restraints
Here you’ll find information about the seats in your Chevrolet and how to use your safety belts
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properly.
can also
learn about some things you should
not do with air bags and safety belts.
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Seats and Controls
Manual Seats
Power Seats
Reclining Front Seatbacks
Rear Seats
Why Safety Belts Work
Questions Many People Ask About
Safety Belts
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
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Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
Questions and Answers About Air Bags
Safety Belt Comfort Guides
How to Use Child Restraints
Important Information for Buckling
Children in Child Restraints
Child Restraint Top Straps
How to Obtain a Safety Belt Extender
Checking Your Restraint Systems
Replacing Parts After a Crash
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Seats and Seat Controls
This section tells you about the seats-- how to
adjust them -- and also about reclining seatbacks
and head restraints.
You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to
adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is
moving. The sudden movement could
startle and
confuse you,or make you pusha pedal when you
don't want to. Adjust the driver's seat only when
the vehicle is not moving.
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Move the lever under the
front sear IO unlock it. Slide
the seat to where you want it. Then release
the lever and
try to move the seat with your body, to make sure
the
seat is locked into place.
6-Way Power Seat(If Equipped)
Move the seat higher by lifting and holding the bottom
of the button. Lower the seat by pushing and holding the
top of the button.
To move the seat forward, pushthe rear of the button
forward. To move the seat backward, pushthe front of
the button rearward.
Raise the front of the seatby lifting and holding the
bottom front endof the button. Lower the front
of the
seat by pushing and holdingthe bottom of the front end
of the button.
Raise the rear of the seat by lifting and holding
the
bottom rear of the button. Lowerthe rear of the seat by
pushing and holding the top rear
of the button.
The power seat buttonis located on the lower,left side
of the driver’sseat. This button allows you to movethe
seat up, down, forward and backward.
It will also move
the frontof the seat upor down and the rear of the seat
up or down.
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Reclining Front Seatbacks
To adjust the seatback, lift the lever on the outer ofside
the seat and move the seatback
to where you want it.
Release the lever to lock the seatback.
Pull up on the lever and the seat will
go to an
upright position.
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But don’t have a seatback reclined
if your vehicle
is moving.
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Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle is
in motion can be dangerous. Even
if you buckle
up, your safety belts can’t
do their jobwhen
you’re reclined like this.
The shoulder belt can’t do its
job because it
won’t be against your body.Instead, it will be in
front of you. In a crash you could go into it,
receiving neck or other injuries.
The lap belt can’t doits job either. In a crash the
belt couldgo up over your abdomen. The belt
forces would bethere, not at your pelvic bones.
This could cause serious
internal injuries.
CAUTION: (Continued)
For properprotection when the vehicle is
in motion, havethe seatback upright. Then
sit well back in theseat and wear your safety
belt properly.
Head Restraints
Slide the head restraint upor down so that the topof the
restraint isclosest to the top of your ears. This position
reduces the chanceof a neck injury in a crash.
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Rear Seats
Folding Rear Seat (If Equipped)
To open the folding rear seat, open the trunk and pull
one or both of the tethers locatedon the left sideof the
trunk. The leaf-hand tether will open the larger
side of
the seatback. The right-hand tether will open the smaller
side of the seatback. Once a tether
is pulled, the seatback
can be pushed open through the trunk,
or pulled open
from inside the vehicle.
To close the folding rear seat from inside the car, push
the seatback up until you hear a click. Then pull on the
seatback to make sure itis secure.
Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone
This part of the manual tells you howto use safety belts
properly. It also tells you some things you should not
do
with safetybelts.
And it explains the Supplemental Restraint System
(S ;), or air bag system.
Don’t let anyone ride where heor she can’t wear
a safety belt properly.If you are in a crash and
you’re not wearinga safety belt,your injuries
can be much worse.You can hitthings insidethe
vehicle or be ejected from it. You can be seriously
injured or killed. In the same crash, you might
not beif you are buckled up. Alwaysfasten your
safety belt,and check that your passengers’ belts
are fastened properly too.
It is extremelydangerous to ridein a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision,
people riding in theseareas aremore likely to be
seriously injured or killed. Do not allow peopleto
ride in anyarea of your vehicle that is not
equipped withseats and safety belts. Besure
everyone inyour vehicle is in a seat andusing a
safety belt properly.
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Your vehicle has a light
Why Safety BeltsWork
that comes on as a reminder
When you ride in or on anythi: ,, you go as fast as
to buckle up. (See “Safety
it goes.
Belt Reminder Light” in
the Index.)
In most states and Canadian provinces, the law says to
wear safety belts. Here’s why:They work.
You never knowif you’ll be in a crash.If you do have a
crash, you don’t know it
if will be abad one.
A few crashes are mild, and some crashes cansobe
serious that even buckled up a person wouldn’t survive.
But most crashes arein between. In many of them,
people who buckle up can survive and sometimes walk
away. Without belts they could have been badly
hurt
or killed.
Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it’s
just a seat
After more than25 years of safety belts in vehicles,
on wheels.
the facts are clear. In most crashes buckling up does
matter ... a lot!
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Put someone onit.
Get it up to speed. Thenstop the vehicle. The rider
doesn’t stop.
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The person keeps going until stopped
by something.
In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield...
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or the instrument panel...
Here Are Questions Many People Ask
About Safety Belts-- and the Answers
@ Won’t I be trapped in the vehicle afteran
accident if I’m wearing a safety belt?
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or the safety belts!
With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does.
You get more timeto stop. You stop over more distance,
and your strongest bonestake the forces. That’s why
safety belts make such good
sense.
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You could be -- whether you’re wearinga safety
belt or not. But you can unbucklea safety belt,
even if you’re upsidedown. And your chanceof
so
being conscious during and after an accident,
you can unbuckle and get out,is much greater if
you are belted.
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If my vehicle hasair bags,why should I have to
wear safety belts?
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Air bags are in many vehicles today and will bein
most of them inthe future. But they are
supplemental systems only;so they work with
safety belts-- not insteadof them. Every air bag
system ever offered for sale has required the use
of
safety belts. Evenif you’re in a vehicle that hasair
bags, you still have to buckle up to get the most
protection. That’s true not only in frontal collisions,
but especiallyin side and other collisions.
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If I’m a good driver, andI never drive far from
home, why shouldI wear safety belts?
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You may be an excellent driver, butif you’re in an
accident -- even one that isn’t your fault
-- you and
your passengers can be hurt. Being a good driver
doesn’t protect youfrom things beyond your
control, such as bad drivers.
Most accidents occur within25 miles (40 km)of
of serious injuries
home. And the greatest number
and deaths occur at speeds
of less than40 mph
(65 km/h).
Safety belts arefor everyone.
H,,, to Wear Safety Belts Properly
Adults
This part is onlyfor people of adult size.
Be aware that there are special things to know about
safety belts and children. And there are different
rules for smaller children and babies.If a child will
be riding in your Chevrolet,see the part of this
manual called “Children.” Follow those rules
for
everyone’s protection.
First, you’ll want to know which restraint systems your
vehicle has.
We’ll start with the driver position.
Driver Position
This part describes the driver’s restraint system.
Lap-Shoulder Belt
The driver hasa lap-shoulder belt. Here’s how to wear
it properly.
1. Close and lock the door.
2. Adjust the seat (tosee how, see “Seats” in the Index)
so you can sit up straight.
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3. Pick up the latch plate and pullthe belt across you.
Don’t let it get twisted.
The shoulder belt maylock if you pull the belt across
you very quickly.If this happens,let the belt go back
slightly to unlockit. Then pull the belt across you
more slowly.
4. Push the latch plate into the buckle untilit clicks.
If the belt stops before
it reaches the buckle, tilt the
latch plate and keep pulling until you can buckle
the belt.
Pull up on the latch plate to make sureit is secure.
If the belt isn’t long enough, see “Safety Belt
Extender” at the end
of this section.
Make surethe release button onthe buckle is
positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the
safety belt quicklyif you ever had to.
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5. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle
end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder belt.
The lap part of the belt shouldbe worn low and snug on
the hips, just touching the thighs.
In a crash,this applies
force to the strong pelvic bones. And you’d
be less likely
to slide underthe lap belt. If you slid under it,the belt
would apply force at your abdomen.This could cause
serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go
over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the
body are best able to take belt restraining forces.
The safety belt locksif there’s a sudden stop or crash,
or
if you pull the belt very quickly outof the retractor.
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Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
Before you begin todrive, move the shoulder belt
adjuster to the height thatis right for you.
10 move it down, squeeze the release button and move
the adjuster tothe desired position.You can movethe
adjuster upjust by pushing up on the shoulder belt
guide. After you move the adjuster
to where you want it,
try to move it down without squeezing the release button
to make sure it has lockedinto position.
Adjust the heightso that the shoulder portionof
the beltis centered on your shoulder.
The belt should
be away from your face and neck, but not fallingoff
your shoulder.
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Q: What’s wrong with this?
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You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt
is
too loose. In a crash, you would move forward
too much, which could increase injury. The
shoulder belt shouldfit against your body.
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The shoulder beltis too loose. It won’t give nearly
as much protection this way.
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Q: What’s wrong with this?
You can be seriously injured if your belt is
buckled in the wrong place like this.
In a crash,
the belt would go up over your abdomen. The
belt forceswould bethere, not at the pelvic
bones. This could cause
serious internal injuries.
Always buckleyour belt into the buckle
nearest you.
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The belt is buckled in the wrong place.
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What’s wrong with this?
A CAUTION:
You can be seriouslyinjured if you wear the
shoulder beltunder your arm. In a crash, your
body would movetoo far forward, which would
increase the chance
of head and neck injury.
Also, the beltwould apply too much force
to the
ribs, which aren’t as strong as shoulderbones.
You could also severely injure internal organs
like your liver
or spleen.
A:
The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. It should
be worn over the shoulderat all times.
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What's wrong with this?
You can be seriously injured bya twisted belt. In
a crash, you wouldn't have the full width of the
belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted,
make it straight so it can work properly, or ask
your dealer tofix it.
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The belt is twisted across the body.
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Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant
women. Like all occupants, they are more likely to be
seriously injuredif they don’t wear safety belts.
To unlatch the belt,just push the button on the buckle.
The belt shouldgo back out of the way.
Before you close the door,
be sure the beltis out of the
way. If you slam the door on
it, you can damage both the
belt and your vehicle.
A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulder belt, and
the lap portion should beworn as low as possible, below
the rounding, throughoutthe pregnancy.
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The best way to protectthe fetus is to protect the
mother. When a safety beltis worn properly, it’s more
likely thatthe fetus won’t be hurt ina crash. For
pregnant women, asfor anyone, the key to malung
safety belts effective is wearing them properly.
Right Front Passenger Position
The right front passenger’s safety beltworks the same
way as the driver’s safety belt. See “Driver Position,”
earlier in this section.
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
This part explains the Supplemental Restraint System
(SRS) or air bag system.
Your Chevrolet has two air bags
-- one air bag for the
driver and another air bagfor the rightfront passenger.
Here are the most important thingsto know about the air
bag system:
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You can be severelyinjured orkilled ina crash if
you aren’t wearing your safety belt even if you
have air bags. Wearing your safety belt
during a
crash helps reduce your chance
of hitting things
inside the vehicleor being ejected fromit. Air
bags are “supplemental restraints’’ tothe safety
belts. All air bags are designed to work with
safety belts,but don’t replace them. Air bags
are
designed to work only inmoderate to severe
crashes where thefront of your vehiclehits
something. Theyaren’t designed toinflate at all
in rollover, rear, side or low-speed frontal
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crashes. Everyone in your vehicle should wear
safety beltproperly whether or not there’s an
air bag for thatperson.
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Air bags inflate withgreat force, faster than the
blink of an eye. If you’re too close toan inflating
air bag, it could seriouslyinjure you. Safety belts
help keepyou in position beforeand during a
crash. Always wear your safety belt,
even with air
bags, Thedriver should sit as far back as possible
while still maintaining controlof the vehicle.
There is an air bag readiness
light on the instrument
panel, which shows the
air bag symbol.
The system checks the air bag electrical system
for
malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical
problem. See “Air Bag Readiness Light”in the Index
for more information.
An inflating air bag can seriously injure small
children. Always secure children properly in your
vehicle. To read how, seethe part of this manual
called “Children” and the caution label on the
right front passenger’s safety belt.
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How the Air Bag SystemWorks
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The right front passenger’s air bag is in the instrument
panel on the passenger’s side.
Where are the air bags?
The driver’s airbag is in the middleof the
steering wheel.
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When should an airbag inflate?
If something is betweenan occupant and an air
bag, the bag might not
inflate properly or it
might forcethe object into thatperson. Thepath
of an inflating air bag must be kept clear, Don’t
put anything betweenan occupant and anair
bag, and don’t attach or put anything on the
steering wheel hub or on or near any other air
bag covering.
An air bag is designed to inflate ainmoderate to severe
frontal or near-frontal crash. The air bag
will inflate
only if the impact speed is above the system’s designed
“threshold level.” If your vehicle goes straight into
a
wall that doesn’t moveor deform, the thresholdlevel is
about 9 to 16 mph (14 to 26 km/h). The threshold level
can vary, however, with speci€ic vehicle design,so that
it can be somewhat aboveor below this range. If your
vehicle strikes something that will move
or deform, such
as a parked car, the thresholdlevel will be higher. The
air bag is not designed inflate
to
in rollovers, side
impacts or rear impacts, because inflation would
not
help the occupant.
In any particular crash, no one can say whether an air
bag should have inflated simply because
of the damage
to a vehicle or because of what the repair costs were.
Inflation is determined by the angleof the impact and
how quickly the vehicle slows down in frontalor
near-frontal impacts.
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What makesan airbag inflate?
What will you see after
an airbag inflates?
In an impactof sufficient severity,the air bag sensing
system detects that the vehicle isin a crash.The sensing
system triggers a releaseof gas from the inflator, which
inflates the air bag. The inflator, air bag and related
hardware are all part of the air bag modules inside the
steering wheel andin the instrument panel infront of the
right front passenger.
After an air bag inflates,it quickly deflates,so quickly
that some people may not even realizethe air bag
inflated. Some components of the air bag module-- the
steering wheel hubfor the driver’s air bag, or
the
instrument panelfor the rightfront passenger’s
bag -- will be hot for a short time. The parts of the bag
that come into contact with
you may be warm, but not
too hot to touch. There will be some smoke and
dust
coming from ventsin the deflated air bags. Air bag
inflation doesn’t prevent the driver
from seeing orfrom
being able to steer the vehicle, nor does
it stop people
from leaving the vehicle.
How doesan air bag restrain?
In moderate to severe frontalor near-frontal collisions,
even belted occupantscan contact the steering wheelor
the instrument panel.Air bags supplementthe protection
provided by safety belts. Air bags
distribute the force of
the impact more evenly over the occupant’s upper body,
stopping the occupant more gradually. But
air bags
would not help you in many types of collisions,
including rollovers, rear impacts and side impacts,
primarily because an occupant’s motion
is not toward
those air bags. Air bags should never be regarded
as
anything more than a supplement to safety belts,
and then onlyin moderate to severe frontal or
near-frontal collisions.
When an air bag inflates, therc dust in the air.
This dust could cause breathing problems for
people with a history of asthma or other
breathing trouble.To avoid this, everyonein the
vehicle should get out as soon
as it is safe to do
so.
If you have breathing problems but can’t get out
of the vehicle afteran air bag inflates, then get
fresh air by opening a window or door.
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In many crashes severe enoughto inflate an air bag,
windshields are broken by vehicle deformation.
Additional windshield breakage may also occur from
the right front passenger air bag.
NOTICE:
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If you damage the covering
for the driver’sor the
e Air bags are designed to inflate only once. After they right front passenger’s air bag, the bag may not
inflate, you’ll need some new parts
for your air bag
work properly.You may haveto replace the air
system. If you don’t get them, the air bag system
bag modulein the steering wheel or both the air
won’t be there to help protect you in another crash.
bag moduleand the instrument panel for the
A new system will include air bag modules and
right front passenger’s air bag. Do not openor
possibly other parts. The service manual for your
break the air bag coverings.
vehicle covers the need to replace other parts.
Your vehicle is equipped with a crash sensing and
diagnostic module, which records information
about the air bag system.
The module records
information about the readinessof the system, when
the sensors are activated and driver’s safety belt
usage at deployment.
a Let only qualified technicians work on your air
bag system. Improper service can mean that your
air bag system won’t work properly. See your dealer
for service.
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Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Chevrolet
Rear SeatPassengers
Air bags affect how your Chevrolet should be serviced. It’s very importantfor rear seat passengersto buckle up!
There are partsof the air bag system in several places
Accident statistics show that unbelted peoplein the rear
around your vehicle.You don’t want the system to
seat arehurt more oftenin crashes than those who
are
inflate while someoneis working on your vehicle. Your
wearing safety belts.
Chevrolet dealer and the Malibu Service Manual have
information about servicing your vehicle and the air bag Rear passengers who aren’t safety belted can be thrown
out of the vehiclein a crash. And they can strike others
system. To purchase a service manual, see “Service and
in the vehicle whoare wearing safety belts.
Owner Publications” in the Index.
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A CAUTION:
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
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For up to 10 minutes after the ignition key is
turned off and the battery is disconnected,an air
bag can still inflate during improperservice. You
can be injured if you are close to anair bag when
it inflates. Avoid yellow connectors. Theyare
probably part of the air bag system.Be sure to
follow proper service procedures,and make sure
the personperforming work for you is qualified
to do so.
Lap-Shoulder Belt
The positions next to the windows have lap-shoulder
belts. Here’s how to wear one properly.
The air bag system does not need regular maintenance.
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1. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you.
Don’t letit get twisted.
If the belt stops beforeit reaches the buckle, tilt the latch
plate and keep pulling until you can buckle it.
The shoulder belt may lock if you pull the belt acrossPull up on the latch plate to make sureis it
secure.
you very quickly.If this happens, let the belt go back If the belt is not long enough, see “Safety Belt Extender”
slightly to unlockit. Then pull the belt across you
at the end ofthis section. Make sure the release button on
more slowly.
the buckle is positionedso you would be able to unbuckle
2. Push the latch plate into the buckle until
it clicks.
the safety belt quickly if you ever had to.
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3. To make the lap part tight, pull down
on the buckle
end of the beltas you pull upon the shoulder part.
The lap part of the belt should
be worn low and snug on
the hips,just touching thethighs. In a crash, this applies
force to the strong pelvic bones. And you’d be less likely
to slide under the lap belt.
If you slid under it, the belt
would apply force at your abdomen.This could cause
serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go
over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the
body are best able to take belt restraining forces.
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The safety belt locksif there's a sudden stop or
a crash,
or if you pull the belt very quickly out of
the retractor.
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You can be seriously hurt
if your shoulder belt is
too loose. In a crash, you would move forward
too much, which could increase injury. The
shoulder belt should fit against your body.
To unlatch the belt,just push the button on the buckle.
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for
Children and Small Adults
Rear shoulder belt comfort guides will provide added
safety belt comfort for children who have outgrown
child restraints andfor small adults. When installedon a
shoulder belt, the comfort guide pulls the away
belt
from the neck and head,
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There isone guide for each outside passenger position in
the rear seat. To provide added safety belt comfort
for
children who have outgrown child restraints and
for
smaller adults, the comfort guidesmay be installed on
the shoulder belts. Here’s how to installa comfort guide
and use the safety belt:
2. Slide the guide under and past the belt.
The elastic
cord must be under the belt. Then, placethe guide
over the belt, and insert the two edges
of the belt into
the slots of the guide.
1. Pull the elastic cord out from between theedge of
the seatback and the interior body to remove
the
guide from its storageclip.
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3. Be sure that the belt
is not twisted andit lies flat.
4. Buckle, position and release the safety belt as
The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide described in “Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions”
on top.
earlier in this section. Make sure that the shoulder
belt crosses the shoulder.
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To remove and store the comfort
guides, squeeze the
belt edges together so that you can take them out from
the guides. Pullthe guide upward to exposeits storage
clip, and then slide the guideonto the clip. Rotate the
guide and clip inward and in betweenthe seatback and
the interior body, leaving only theloop of elastic
cord exposed.
Lap Belt
Center Passenger Position
When you sit in the center seating position,
you have a
lap safety belt, which has no retractor.
To make the belt
longer, tilt the latch plate and pull
it along the belt.
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Children
Everyone in a vehicle needs protection! That includes
infants and all children smaller than adult size. In fact,
the law in every statein the United States andin every
Canadian province says children up to some age must be
restrained while in a vehicle.
Smaller Childran snd Pa.bies
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To make the belt shorter, pull its
free end as shown until
the belt is snug.
Buckle, position and releaseit the ‘SMeway as the lap
part of a lap-shoulder belt. If the belt isn’t long enough,
see “Safety Belt Extender” at
the end of this section.
Make sure the release button on the buckle
is positioned
so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly
if you ever had to.
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A CAUTION:
Smaller childrenand babies should always be
restrained ina child or infant restraint. The
instructions for therestraint will say whether it is
the right type andsize for your child.A very
young child’s hip bonesare so small that a
regular belt might not stay
low on the hips, as it
should. Instead, the belt
will likely beover the
child’s abdomen.In a crash, the belt
would apply
force righton the child’s abdomen, which could
cause seriousor fatal injuries. So, be sure that
any child small enough
for one is always properly
restrained in a child
or infant restraint.
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(Continued)
at only 25 mph(40 km/h), a 12-lb. (5.5 kg) baby
will suddenly become a240-1b. (110 kg) force on
your arms. The baby would be almost impossible
to hold.
Secure the baby inan infant restraint.
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Never hold a babyin your arms while riding ina
vehicle. A baby doesn't weigh much until a
crash. Duringa crash a baby will become so
heavy you can't holdit. For example, in a crash
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Child Restraints
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Be sure the child restraint
is designed to be used in a
vehicle. If it is, it will have a label saying that it meets
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
A child ina rear-facing childrestraint can be
seriously injured if the right frontpassenger’s air
Then follow the instructions
for the restraint. You may
bag inflates. This is because
the back of a
find these instructionson the restraint itself or in a
rearfacing child restraint would be very closeto
booklet, or both. These restraintsuse the belt system in
your vehicle, but the child also has to be secured within the inflatingair bag. Always secure a rear-facing
the restraint to help reduce the chance
of personal injury.
child restraint in the rear seat.
The instructions that come with the infant or child
You may, however,secure a forward-facing child
restraint will show you how to do that.
restraint in theright front seat. Before yousecure
a forward-facing childrestraint, always move the
Where to Put the Restraint
front passenger seat as far back asit will go. Or,
Accident statistics show that children are safer if they
secure the childrestraint in therear seat.
are restrained in the rear rather than the front We
seat.at
General Motors therefore recommend that
you put your
child restraint in the rear seat.
Never put a rear-facing
Wherever you installit, be sure to secure the child
child restraint in the
front passenger seat. Here’s why:
restraint properly.
Keep in mind that an unsecured child restraintcan move
around in a collision or sudden stop and injure people in
the vehicle. Be sure to properly secure
any child
restraint in your vehicle-- even when no child is init.
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Top Strap
If your child restraint has a top strap,
it should be
anchored. If you need to have an anchor installed, you
can ask your Chevrolet dealer to put
it infor you. If you
want toinstall an anchor yourself, your dealer can tell
you how to doit.
Canadian law requires that child restraints have a top
strap, and thatthe strap be anchored.
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If your child restraint has a top strap, your dealer can
obtain a kit with anchor hardware and installation
instructions specifically designedfor this vehicle.The
dealer can then install the anchor
for you. In Canada,
this work will bedone for you free of charge. Or, you
may installthe anchor yourself usingthe instructions
provided in the kit.
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Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear
Outside Seat Position
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You’ll be using the lap-shoulder belt.
See the earlier part
about the top strap if the child restraint has one.
1. Put the restraint on the seat. Follow the instructions
for the child restraint.
2. Secure the childin the child restraint as the
instructions say.
Tilt the latch plate to adjust the belt
if needed.
3. Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap and shoulder If the shoulder belt goes in
front of the child’sface or
portions of the vehicle’s safety belt through
or
neck, putit behind the child restraint.
around the restraint. The child restraint instructions
will show you how.
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4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is
positioned so you would beable to unbuckle the
safety belt quicklyif vou ever had to.
5. To tighten the belt, pull up onthe shoulder belt while
you push down on the child restraint.
6. Push and pull the child restraint in different
directions to be sure is
it secure.
To remove the child restraint,just unbuckle the vehicle’s
safety belt and let go
it back allthe way. The safety belt
will move freely again and be ready to work
for an adult
or larger child passenger.
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Securing a Child Restraint in the Center
Rear Seat Position
U
You’ll be using thelap belt.
See the earlier part about the top strap
if the child
restraint has one.
1. Make the belt as long as possible by tilting the latch
plate and pullingit along the belt.
2. Put the restraint on the seat.
Follow the instructions
for the child restraint.
as the
3. Secure the child in the child restraint
instructions say.
or around the
4. Run the vehicle’s safety belt through
restraint. The child restraint instructions will show
you how.
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5. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button
is
positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the
safety belt quicklyif you ever had to.
6. To tighten the belt, pull its free end while you push
down on the child restraint.
7. Push and pull the child restraint
in different
directions to be sure
it is secure.If it isn’t, secure the
restraint in a different place in the vehicle and
contact the child restraint maker for their advice
about how to attach the child restraint properly.
To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle’s
safety belt.It will be ready to work for
an adult or larger
child passenger.
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Securing a Child Restraint in the Right
Front Seat Position
You’ll be using the lap-shoulder belt.
See the earlierpart
about the topstrap if the child restraint has one.
1. Because your vehicle hasa right front passenger air
bag, always move the seat as
far back as it will go
before securing a forward-facing child restraint. (See
“Seats” in the Index.)
2. Put the restrainton the seat. Follow the instructions
for the child restraint.
3. Secure the childin the child restraint as the
instructions say.
Pour vehicle hasa right front passenger air bag.Never
4. Pick up the latch plate, and run the
lap and shoulder
put a rear-facing child restraint in this seat. Here’s why:
portions of the vehicle’s safety belt through
or
around the restraint. The child restraint instructions
will show you how.
PLCAUTION:
A child in a rear-facing child restraint can be
seriously injured if the right front passenger’s air
bag inflates. This is because the back of a
rearfacing child restraint would be very close to
the inflating air bag. Always secure
a rearfacing
child restraint in the rear seat.
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Tilt the latch plate to adjust
the belt if needed.
If the shoulder belt goes
in front of the child’sface or
neck, putit behind the child restraint.
5. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is
positioned so you would be ableto unbuckle the
safety belt quicklyif you ever hadto.
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Larger Children
6. To tighten the belt, pull up on the shoulder belt while
you push down on the child restraint.
7. Push and pull the child restraint in different
directions to be sureit is secure.
To remove the child restraint,just unbuckle the vehicle’s
safety belt andlet it go back all the way. The safety belt
will move freely again and be ready to work
for an adult
or larger child passenger,
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Children who have outgrown child restraints should
wear the vehicle’s safety belts.
If you have the choice, a child should sit next
to a
window so the child can wear a lap-shoulder belt and
get the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide.
Accident statistics show that children are saferif they
are restrained in therear seat. But they need to use the
safety belts properly.
Children who aren’t buckled up can be thrown out in
a crash.
Children who aren’t buckled up can strike other
people who are.
Never do this.
Here two children are wearing the same belt. The
belt can’tproperly spread the impact forces.In a
crash, the two children can be crushed together
and seriously injured. A belt must be used
by
only one personat a time.
What if a child is wearinga lap-shoulder belt,
but the child is so small that the shoulder belt is
very close tothe child’s faceor neck?
A:
Move the child towardthe center of the vehicle, but
be sure that the shoulder belt
still is on the child’s
shoulder, so that in a crashthe child’s upper body
would have the restraint that belts provide.
If the
child is sitting in a rear seat outside position, see
“Rear Safety BeltComfort Guides’’ inthe Index. If
is still
the childis so small that the shoulder belt
very close tothe child’s face or neck, you might
want to place the childin the center seat position,
the one that has only lap
a belt.
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Never do this.
Here a child is sitting in
a seat that has a
lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulderpart is behind
the child.If the child wearsthe belt in thisway, in
a crash the child might slide
under the belt. The
belt's force wouldthen be applied right on the
child's abdomen. That could cause seriousor
fatal injuries.
Wherever the child sits, the lap portion
of the belt
should beworn low and snug on the hips,just touching
the child's thighs. This applies belt force
to the child's
pelvic bones in a crash.
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Safety Belt Extender
If the vehicle’s safety belt will fasten around you, you
should useit.
But if a safety belt isn’t long enoughfasten,
to
your
dealer willorder you an extender. It’s free. When you
go
in to order it, take the heaviest coat you will wear,so the
extender will be long enoughfor you. The extender will
be just for you, andjust for the seat in your vehicle that
you choose. Don’t let someoneelse use it, and use it
only for the seatit is made to fit. To wear it, justattach it
to the regular safety belt.
Checking Your Restraint Systems
Now and then, make surethe safety belt reminder light
and all your belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors and
anchorages are working properly. Look
for any other
loose or damaged safety belt system parts.
If you see
anything that might keep a safety belt system
from
doing its job, have it repaired.
Torn or frayed safety belts may not protect you in a
crash. They canrip apart under impactforces. If a belt is
torn or frayed, get a new one right away.
Also look for any opened or broken
air bag covers, and
have them repaired or replaced.
(The air bag system
does not need regular maintenance.)
Replacing Restraint System Parts
After a Crash
If you’ve had a crash,do you need new belts?
After a very minorcollision, nothing may be necessary.
But if the belts were stretched,
as they wouldbe if worn
during a more severe crash, then you need new belts.
If belts are cut or damaged, replace them. Collision
damage alsomay mean you will need to have safety belt
or seat parts repaired or replaced. New parts and repairs
may be necessary even if thebelt wasn’t being used at
the time of the collision.
If your seat adjuster won’t work aftercrash,
a the special
part of the safety belt that goes through
the seat to the
adjuster may need to be replaced.
If an air bag inflates, you’ll need to replace air bag
system parts.See the part onthe air bag system earlier in
this section.
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NOTES
Section 2 Features and Controls
Here you can learn about the many standard and optional features on your Chevrolet, and information
on starting,
shifting and braking. Also explainedare the instrument panel andthe warning systems that tell you if everything is
working properly-- and what todo if you have a problem.
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Important Information About Keys
Door Locks
Operation of Child Security Locks
Keyless Entry System
Battery Replacementfor Keyless
Entry System
Preventing Theft of Your Vehicle
New Vehicle “Break-In”
Ignition Positions
Tips on Starting Your Engine
Using the Engine Coolant Heater
Automatic Transaxle Operation
Second-Gear Start
Parking Brake Guidelines
Important Information on Engine Exhaust
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Operation of Your Windows
Adjusting the Tilt Steering Wheel
Functions of the Multifunction Lever
How to Use the High/Low Beam
Headlamp Changer
Windshield Wipers and Fluid
Using Cruise Control
Exterior Lamps
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
Interior Lamps
Rearview Mirrors
Storage Compartments
Sunroof
Instrument Panel Overview
All About Your Warning Lights and Gages
Keys
Leaving young children in a vehicle with the
ignition key is dangerous for many reasons.
A child or others could be badly injured or
even killed.
They could operate power windows or other
controls or even make the vehicle move. Don’t
leave the keys in a vehicle with young children.
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One key is used for the
ignition andall other locks.
If you need a new key,go to your dealerfor the correct
key code.
I NOTICE:
When a new Chevroletis delivered, thedealer removes
the key plug from the key, and givesit to the first owner.
Your vehicle has a numberof new features that
can help prevent theft, therefore you can have a
lot of trouble getting into your vehicle if you ever
lock your keys inside.
You may even haveto
damage your vehicle to get
in. So be sure you
have extra keys.
Each plug has a key
code on it that tells your dealeror a
qualified locksmith how tomake extra keys. Keep the
plugs in safe place. If you lose your key, you’ll beable
to have one made easily using this plug.
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Door Locks
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CAWTION:
Unlocked doors can be dangerous.
Passengers especially children can easily
open thedoors and fall out. Whena door is
locked, the inside handle
won’t open it.
Outsiders can easilyenter through an unlocked
door when you slow downor stop your vehicle.
so obvious: You increase the
This may not be
chance of being thrownout of the vehicle ina
crash if the doors aren’t locked. Wear safety belts From the inside,to lock the door, move the locking
lever forward.
properly, lock your doors,and you will be far
better off whenever youdrive your vehicle.
To unlock the door, move the locking lever rearward.
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There are several waysto lock and unlock your vehicle.
From the outside, use your key or Keyless Entry
System, if your vehicle has this option.
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Power Door Locks(If Equipped)
Rear Door Security Locks
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With the power door locks,
you can unlock or lock all
of the doors of your vehicle
from the driver orfront
passenger doorlock switch.
Pull up onthe switch to unlock allof the doors. Push
down on it to lock all the doors.
Door Ajar Reminder
Your Chevrolet is equipped
with rear door security
locks that help prevent
passengers from opening
the rear doorsof your
vehicle from the inside.
The switch is located onthe inside of the rear door.To
use the security locks:
1. Move the switch up.
If one of the doorsof your vehicle is not closed properly,
the ignition is on and you
shift from PARK (P) or
2. Close the door.
NEUTRAL (N), you will hear a chime.Also, the Door
Ajar light on the instrument panel will come on and stay 3. Do the same thing on the other rear door.
on until the doors are closed and completely latched.
The rear doorsof your vehicle cannot be opened from
the inside when this feature is in use.
If you want to
open a rear door when the security lock is on:
1. Unlock the door from the inside.
2. Then open the door from the outside.
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If you don’t cancel the security lock feature, adults or
Keyless Entry System(If Equipped)
older children who ride the
in rear won’t be ableto open
If your Chevrolet has this option, you can lock and
the rear door from the inside.
You should let adults and
older children know how these security locks work, and unlock your doors or unlock your trunk from about
3 feet (1 m) up to 30 feet (9 m) away using the keyless
how to cancel the locks.
entry transmitter supplied with your vehicle.
To cancel the rear door lock:
In addition, the system
1. Unlock the door from the inside and openit from
illuminates the interior
the outside.
lights for a set periodof
2. Move the switch down.
time. The keyless entry
system consists of a
3. Do the same for the other rear door.
receiver, whichis located in
The rear doors will now work normally.
the vehicle, and two
hand-held transmitters.
Leaving Your Vehicle
If you are leaving your vehicle, open your door and
set the locksfrom the inside, then get out and close
the door.
Your Keyless Entry System operates ona radio frequency
subject to Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Rules and with Industry Canada Rules.
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This device complies withPart 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Check the location. Other vehiclesor objects may be
blocking the signal. Take
a few stepsto the leftor
right, hold the transmitter higher and
try again.
If you’re still having trouble, see your Chevrolet
dealer ora qualified technicianfor service.
This device complies withRSS-210 of Industry Canada.
Changes or modifications to this systemby other than an
Operation is subjectto the following two conditions:
authorized service facility could void authorization
to
(1) this devicemay not cause interference, and (2) this
use this equipment.
device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operationof
Operation
the device.
The followingfunctions are available with the keyless
This system hasa range of about 3 feet (1 m) up to
entry system:
30 feet (9 m). At times you may notice
a decrease in
LOCK: All doors will automaticallylock when the
range. This is normal for any keyless entry system.
LOCK buttonon the transmitteris pressed. Press the
If the transmitter doesnot work or if you have to
button a second time and you will hear
a “chirp“ to
stand closer to your vehiclefor the transmitter to
indicate that the doors have been locked.
work, trythis:
UNLOCK: The driver’s door will unlock automatically
Check to determineif battery replacement or
when the UNLOCK button on the transmitter
is pressed.
resynchronization is necessary. See the instructions
If the UNLOCK button is pressed again within
five
that follow.
seconds, all remaining doorswill unlock.
Check the distance. You may be too far from your
Trunk Release: The trunk will unlock anytime the
vehicle. You may need to stand closer during rainy
vehicle symbolon the transmitteris pressed, the trunk
or snowy weather.
lockout is not engaged and the gear selector is in
PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) .
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Matching Transmitter@)To Your Vehicle
Battery Replacement
Each keyless entry transmitteris coded to prevent
another transmitter from unlocking your vehicle.
If a
transmitter is lost or stolen, a replacement can be
purchased through your dealer. Remember to bring any
remaining transmitterswith you when you go to your
dealer. When the dealer matches the replacement
transmitter to your vehicle, any remaining transmitters
must also be matched. Once your dealer has coded the
new transmitter, thelost transmitter will not unlock your
vehicle. Each vehicle can have only four transmitters
matched to it.
Under normal use, the battery in your keyless entry
transmitter should last about two years.
You can match your transmitter to as many
1997 General Motors vehicles as
you own, as
long as they have the same Keyless Entry system.
Contact your dealerfor assistance withthis.
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You can tell the batteryis weak if the transmitter won’t
in any location.If you have to
work at the normal range
get close to your vehicle before the transmitter works,
it’s probably time to change the battery.
I NOTICE:
When replacing the battery, use care not to touch
any of the circuitry. Static from your body
transferred to these surfaces may damage
the transmitter.
3. Put the two halves back together. Make surethe
cover is on tightly, so water won’t getin.
4. Check the operation of the transmitter with your
vehicle. If the transmitter does not work, try
synchronizing the transmitter with the receiver.
Synchronization
Your keyless entry system is equipped with
a security
system that prevents anyone fi-om recording and playing
back your signal. The transmitter does not send the same
signal twice to the receiver. The receiver will not respond
to a signal that has been sent to it more than once.
To resynchronize your transmitter and receiver, follow
these directions:
To replace the batteryin the Keyless Entry System:
1. Stand close to your vehicle,
1. Use a smallcoin or flathead screwdriverto separate
the bottom halffrom the top halfof the transmitter.
2. Remove the battery and replaceit with the new one.
Make surethe positive (+) side of the battery faces
down. Use one3 volt, CR2032, or equivalent,
type battery.
2. Press and holdthe LOCK and UNLOCK buttonson
the transmitter atthe same time,
3. Hold the buttons for five seconds. In this time, the
doors shouldlock and unlock once. This confirms
the resynchronization.If the doors do not lock and
unlock, see your dealerfor service.
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Trunk
To unlock the trunk from the outside, insert the key and
turn the trunk lock cvlinder.
It can be dangerous to drive with the
trunk lid
open becausecarbon monoxide (CO)gas can
come into your vehicle.You can’t seeor smell
CO. It can cause unconsciousnessand even death.
If you must drive with the
trunk lid openor if
electrical wiringor other cable connections must
pass through the seal between the
body and the
trunk lid:
Make sure all windowsare shut.
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the fanon your heating or cooling
system to its highest speed with the setting on
VENT. That will force outsideair into your
vehicle. See “Comfort Controls”in the Index.
If you have air outlets on or under the
way.
instrument panel, open them all the
See “Engine Exhaust” in
the Index.
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Remote Trunk Release
Press the remote release
button, located on the lower
left side of the instrument
panel, to release the trunk
lid. Make sure the lockout
feature is not activated.
Also, the remote trunk
release will only work
when the gearshift
lever is in PARK (P) or
NEUTRAL (N).
Remote Trunk Release Lockout
Your remote trunk releaseis equipped with alockout
feature to help prevent unauthorized entry
into the trunk
when leaving the vehicle unattended. The switch
is
located on the inside
of the trunk lid, mountedto the
trunk lid latch.
Theft
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Vehicle theftis big business, especially in some cities.
Although your Chevrolet has a number of theft-deterrent
features, we know that nothing
we put onit can makeit
impossible to steal. However, there are ways you
can help.
Key in the Ignition
If you leave your vehicle with the keys inside, it’s an
-- so
easy targetfor joy riders or professional thieves
don’t doit.
To turn the lockout on, slide the switch all the way to the
left. To turn the lockout off, slide the switch all the way
to the right.
When you park your Chevrolet and open
the driver’s
door, you’ll hear a chime reminding to
you
remove your
key from the ignition and take
it with you. Alwaysdo
this. Your ignition and transaxle will be locked. And
remember tolock the doors.
When the lockout is on, the remotetrunk release switch
on the instrument panelwill not releasethe trunk lid.
However, the trunk lid can still be opened with the key,
but not withthe keyless entry transmitter(if equipped).
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Parking at Night
Passlock
TM
Park in a lighted spot, close all windows and lock your Your vehicle is equipped with the Passlock
vehicle. Remember to keep your valuables out
of sight.
theft-deterrent system.
Put themin a storage area, or take them with you.
Passlock is a passive theft-deterrent system.The system
is armed once the keyis removed from the ignition.
Parking Lots
Passlock enables fuelif the ignition lock cylinder is
If you park ina lot where someone will be watching
turned with a valid key. Ifa correct key is not used,
your vehicle, it’s best to lock it up and take your keys. fuel is disabled.
But what if you have to leave your key? What if you
During normal operation, the THEFT SYSTEM light
have to leave something valuable
in your vehicle?
will gooff after the engineis started. If the THEFT
Put your valuables in a storage area, like your trunk
SYSTEM light flashes, wait until the light stops flashing
or glove box.
before starting the engine.
Lock the glove box.
If the THEFT SYSTEM light comes on while the engine
is running, a problem has been detected and the system
0 Lock all the doors except the driver’s.
may need service.See your dealer for service.
In an emergency, call the Chevrolet Roadside Assistance
Program at 1-800-CHEV-USA (1-800-243-8872).
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Ignition Positions
New Vehicle “Break-In”
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NOTICE:
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Your modern Chevrolet doesn’t needan
elaborate “break-in.” But it will perform better
in the long run if you follow these guidelines:
0 Don’t drive at any one speed fast or
slow for the first 500 miles (805 km).
Don’t make full-throttle starts.
0 Avoid making hard stops for the first
200 miles (322km) or so. During this time
your new brake linings aren’t yet broken
in. Hard stops withnew liningscan mean
premature wear and earlierreplacement.
Follow this breaking-in guideline every
time you get new
brake linings.
Don’t tow a trailer duringbreak-in.
See “Towing a nailer” in the Index for
more information.
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With the ignition key inthe ignition switch, you can turn
the switch tofour positions.
OFF (A): Before you put the key into the ignition
switch, the switchis off. It is the only position from
which you can remove the key. This position locks your
ignition and transaxle.A warning chime will soundif
you open the driver’s door when
the ignition isoff and
the keyis in the ignition.
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ACC (Accessory)(B): This position unlocks the
transaxle. It also lets you use things like the radio and
NOTICE:
windshield wipers when the engine
is not running. To
use ACC, push in the key andturn it to the right. Use
Don’t try to shift to PARK
(P) if your Chevrolet
this position ifyour vehicle must be pushed or towed,
is moving. If you do, you could damage the
but nevertry to push-start your vehicle.
transaxle. Shift to PARK(P) only when your
ON (C): This position unlocks the ignition and
vehicle is stopped.
transaxle. This positionis also wherethe key returns
after you start yourengine and releasethe switch. The
switch stays inON when the engine is running. But even Starting Your 2.4 Liter Engine
when the engineis not running, youcan use ON to
1. Without pushing the accelerator pedal, turn your
operate your electrical power accessories, and to display ignition key toSTART. When the engine starts, let
some instrument panel warning lights.
go of the key. The idle speed will go down as your
engine gets warm.
START (D): This positionstarts the engine. When the
engine starts, releasethe key. The ignition switch will
return to ON for normal driving.
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Starting Your Engine
Move your shift lever to PARK
(P) or NEUTRAL (N).
Your engine won’t startin any other position-- that’s a
safety feature.To restart when you’re already moving,
use NEUTRAL (N) only.
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NOTICE:
Holding your key in STARTfor longer than
15 seconds at atime will cause your battery to be
drained much sooner. And the excessive heat can
damage your starter motor.
2. If it doesn’t start right away, and if the weather is
very cold (below -20” F or -29” C), push the
accelerator pedal about one-quarter
of the way down
while you turn the key to START.
Do this until the
engine starts. Assoon as it does, let go of the key.
3. If your engine still won’t start (or starts but then
stops), it could be flooded withtoo much gasoline.
Try pushing your accelerator pedal all
the way to the
floor and holding it there as you hold
the key in
START for about three seconds.This clears the extra
gasoline from the engine.If the vehicle starts briefly
but then stops again,do the same thing, but this
time
keep the pedal about one-quarter of the way down
for five or six seconds.
NOTICE:
Your engine is designed to work withthe
electronics in your vehicle. If you add electrical
parts oraccessories, you could changethe way
the engine operates. Before
adding electrical
equipment, check with your dealer.you
If don’t,
your engine might not perform properly.
If you ever haveto have your vehicle towed, see
the part of this manualthat tells how to doit
without damaging yourvehicle. See “Towing
Your Vehicle” in the Index.
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Starting Your 3100 Engine
1. Without pushing the accelerator pedal, turnyour
ignition key to START. When the engine starts, let
go of the key. The idle speed will go downas your
engine gets warrn.
I NOTICE:
Holding your keyin START for longer than
15 seconds at a timewill cause yourbattery to be
drained much sooner. And the excessive heat can
damage yourstarter motor.
2. If your engine won’t start(or starts but then stops),
it could be flooded with too much gasoline. Try
pushing your accelerator pedal all the way to the
floor and holdingit there as you hold the key in
START for up to 15 seconds. This clears the extra
gasoline from the engine.
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NOTICE:
Your engine is designed to work with the
electronics in your
vehicle. If you add electrical
parts oraccessories, you could change the
way
the engine operates. Before adding electrical
equipment, check with your dealer.
If you don’t,
your engine might not perform properly.
If you ever haveto have your vehicle towed, see
the part of this manualthat tells how to do
it
without damaging yourvehicle. See “Towing
Your Vehicle” in the Index.
Engine Coolant Heater(If Equipped)
3100 Engine
2.4L Engine
In very cold weather, 0°F (- 18" C )or colder, the engine
coolant heater can help. You'll get easier starting and
better fuel economy during engine warm-up. Usually,
the coolant heater should be plugged ainminimum of
four hours prior to starting your vehicle.
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To Use the Coolant Heater
1. Turn off the engine.
2. Open the hood and unwrapthe electrical cord.
3. Plug it into a normal, grounded 110-volt AC outlet.
A CAUL:ON:
Plugging the cordinto an ungrounded outlet
could causean electrical shock. Also, thewrong
kind of extension cord could overheatand cause
a fire.You could be seriously injured. Plug the
cord into a properly grounded three-prong
110-volt AC outlet. If the cordwon’t reach, use a
heavy-duty three-prong extension cord
rated for
at least 15 amps.
4. Before starting the engine, be sure to unplug and store
the cord as it was before to keep it away from moving
engine parts. If you don’t, it could be damaged.
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How long should you keep the coolant heater plugged
in? The answer depends on the outside temperature, the
kind of oil you have, and some other things. Instead
of
trying to list everything here,we ask that you contact
your Chevrolet dealer inthe area where you’ll be
parking your vehicle.The dealer can giveyou the best
advice for that particular area.
Automatic Transaxle Operation
Your automatic transaxle has a shift lever located on the
console between the seats.
PARK (P):This locks your front wheels. It’sthe best
position to use when youstart your engine because your
vehicle can’t move easily.
A CAUmION:
It is dangerous to get
out of your vehicleif the
shift lever is not fully PARK
in
(P) with the
parking brakefirmly set. Your vehiclecan roll.
Don’t leave your vehicle when the engine is
running unless you have to.If you have left the
engine running, the vehiclecan move suddenly.
You or others could be injured. To be sure your
vehicle won’t move, even when you’re on
fairly
level ground, always set
your parking brake and
move the shift lever to PARK (P).
See “Shifting Into PARK (P)”in the Index. If
you’re pullinga trailer, see “Towinga Trailer” in
the Index.
Ensure the shift lever is fullyin PARK (P) range before
starting the engine. Your Chevrolet has
a brake-transaxle
shift interlock. You have to apply your regular brake
before you can shift from PARK (p) when the ignition key
is in ON. If you cannot shift out of PARK (P), ease
pressure on theshift lever -- push the shift lever all the
way into PARK (P) -- as you maintain brake application.
Then move theshift lever into the gear you wish. (Press
the shft lever button before moving theshift lever.) See
“Shifting Outof PARK (P)”later in this section.
REVERSE (R):Use this gearto back up.
NOTICE:
Shifting to REVERSE (R) while your vehicle is
moving forward could damage your transaxle.
Shift to REVERSE (R)only after your vehicle
is stopped.
To rock your vehicle back and forth to get out
of snow,
ice or sand without damaging your transaxle,see
“Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow” in the Index.
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NEUTRAL (N): In this position, your engine doesn’t
connect with the wheels. To restart when you’re
already moving, useNEUTRAL (N) only. Also, use
NEUTRAL (N) when your vehicleis being towed.
DRIVE (D): This positionis for normal driving. If you
need more powerfor passing, and you’re:
Going less than 35 mph (56 M),
push your
accelerator pedal about halfway down.
Going about 35 mph (56 M)or more, push the
accelerator all theway down. You’ll shift downto
the next gear and have more power.
Shifting outof PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) while
your engine is “racing” (running
at high speed) is
dangerous. Unless your foot is firmly on the
brake pedal, your vehicle could
move very
rapidly. You could lose control and hit people
or
objects. Don’t shift out of PARK (P) or
NEUTRAL (N) while your engine is racing.
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NOTICE:
Damage to your transaxle caused
by shifting out
of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N)with the engine
racingisn’tcovered by yourwarranty.
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NOTICE:
If your vehicle is seems to
start up ratherslowly,
or if it seems not to shift gears as you
go faster,
something may be wrong with a transaxle system
sensor. If you drive veryfar that way, your
vehicle can be damaged.So, if this happens, have
your vehicle serviced right away. Until then, you
can use SECOND(2) when you are driving less
than 35 mph (56 km/h) and DRIVE (D) for
higher speeds.
THIRD (3): This position is also used for normal
driving, however,it offers more power and lower fuel
economy than DRIVE (D).Here are some times you
might choose THIRD (3) instead of DRIVE (D):
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When driving on hilly, winding roads.
When towing a trailer,so there is less shifting
between gears.
When going down a steep hill.
SECOND (2): This position gives you more power but
lower fuel economy. You can use SECOND (2) on hills.
It can help control your speed as you
go down steep
mountain roads, but then you would also want to use
your brakesoff and on.
NOTICE:
Don’t drive in SECOND (2) for more than
25 miles (41 km), or atspeeds over55 mph
(88 km/h), or you can damage your transaxle.
Use DRIVE (D) or THIRD (3) as much as
possible. Don’t shiftinto SECOND (2) unless you
are going slowerthan 65 mph (105 km/h) or you
can damage your engine.
FIRST (1): This position gives you even more power
(but lower fuel economy) than SECOND (2). You
can use it on very steep hills,or in deep snowor mud.
If the selectorlever is put in FIRST (l),the transaxle
won’t shift into first gear untilthe vehicle is going
slowly enough.
NOTICE:
If your front wheels can’t rotate, don’t
try to
drive. This might happen
if you werestuck in
very deepsand or mud or were up against a solid
object. You can damage your transaxle.
Also, if youstop when going uphill, don’t hold
your vehiclethere with only the accelerator
pedal. This could overheatand damage the
transaxle. Use your brakes or shift into PARK (P)
to hold your vehicle
in position ona hill.
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Second-Gear Start
Your vehicle is equipped with a second-gear start
feature. Placethe shift leverin SECOND (2) gear to
provide more traction when you are startingice
onor
other slippery surfaces.The transaxle will be in
SECOND (2) gear when the vehicle begins to move.
After starting in SECOND(2) gear, place the shift lever
in THIRD (3) or DRIVE (D).
This feature is only
for improved traction only whenme
road surface is slippery and
is not intended for
continuous useor when the vehicle is stuck in
sana,
mud, ice, snow or gravel.
To release the parking brake, hold the regular brake
pedal down with your rightfoot. Push down on the
parking brake pedal with your left foot.the
If parking
brake is not released when you begin to drive, a chime
will sound warning you that the parking brakestill
is on
NOTICE:
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Driving with the parking brake on can cause
your rear brakes to overheat. You may have
to
replace them, andyou could also damage other
parts of your vehicle.
Parking Brake
If you are towing a trailer and
are parking on a hill, see
To set the parking brake,
“Towing a Trailer” in the Index. That section shows
hold the regular brake pedal what to do first to keep the trailer from moving.
down with your right foot.
Push down the parking
brake pedal with your left
foot. If the ignitionis on,
the brake system warning
light will come on.
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Shifting Into PARK (P)
It can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle if
the shift lever is not fullyin PARK (P) with the
parking brakefirmly set. Your vehiclecan roll.
If you have leftthe engine running, the vehicle
can move suddenly. You or others could be
injured. To be sure your vehicle won’t move, even
when you’re onfairly level ground, use the steps
that follow. If you’re pullinga trailer, see
“Towing a Trailer” in the Index.
2. Move the shift lever into PARK (P) like this:
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1. Hold the brake pedal down with your right
foot and
set the parking brake.
Hold in the button on the lever.
Push the lever all theway toward the front of
your vehicle.
3. Move the ignition key to OFF.
4. Remove the key and takeit with you. If you can
leave your vehicle withthe key in your hand, your
vehicle is in PARK (P).
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Leaving Your Vehicle With the
Engine Running
rI A CAUTION:
It can be dangerousto leave your vehicle with the
engine running. Your vehicle could move
suddenly if the shift lever is not fully in PARK
(P)
with the parking brake firmly set. And, if you
leave the vehicle with the engine running,
it could
overheat and even catch fire.
You or others could
be injured, Don’t leave your vehicle with the
engine running unless you have
to.
If you haveto leave your vehicle with the engine
running, be sure your vehicle is in
PARK (P) and your
parking brake is firmly set before you leave it. After
you’ve moved the shift lever
into PARK (P), hold the
regular brake pedal down. Then,
see if you can move the
shift lever away fromPARK (P) withoutfirst pushing
the button.
If you can, it means that the shift lever wasn’t fully
locked intoPARK (P).
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Torque Lock
If you are parkingon a hill and you don’t shift your
transaxle intoPARK (P) properly, the weight of the
vehicle may puttoo much force on the parking pawl in
the transaxle.You may find it difficult to pull the shift
lever outof PARK (P). This is called “torque lock.”To
prevent torque lock,set the parking brake and then shift
into PARK (P) properly before you leave the driver’s
seat. To find out how,see “Shifting IntoPARK (P)” in
the Index.
When you are ready to drive, move the shift lever ofout
PARK (P) before you release the parking brake.
If torque lock does occur,you may need to have another
vehicle push yours a little uphill to take some
of the
pressure from the parking pawl in the transaxle,
so you
can pull the shift lever out
of PARK (P).
Shifting Out of PARK(P)
Your Chevrolet has a brake-transaxle
shift interlock.
You have to apply your regular brake before you can
shift from PARK (P) when the ignitionis in the ON
position. See "Automatic Transaxle" in the Index.
Parking Over Things That Burn
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If you cannot shift outof PARK (P), ease pressure on
the shift lever -- push the shift lever all the way
into
PARK (P) -- as you maintain brake application. Then
move the shift into the gear you wish. (Press the shift
lever button before moving the shift lever.)
If you ever hold the brake pedal down but
still can't
shift out of PARK (P), try this:
1. Turn the key toOFF.
2. Apply and holdthe regular brake until the end
of
Step 4.
3. Shift to NEUTRAL (N).
4. Start the vehicle and then shift tothe drive gear
you want.
5 . Have the vehicle fixedas soon as you can.
Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust
parts under your vehicle and ignite. Don't park
over papers, leaves, dry grass or other things that
can burn.
Engine Exhaust
A CAUTION:
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Engine exhaust can
kill. It contains the gas
carbon monoxide (CO), which you can’t see or
smell. It can cause unconsciousness
and death.
You might have exhaust coming if:
in
Your exhaust system soundsstrange
or different.
Your vehicle getsrusty underneath.
Your vehicle was damaged in a collision.
Your vehicle was damaged when driving over
high points on the roador over road debris.
Repairs weren’t done correctly.
Your vehicle or exhaust system had been
modified improperly.
If you ever suspect exhaust is coming
into
your vehicle:
Drive it only with all the windows downto
blow out anyCO; and
Have your vehicle fixed immediately.
Running Your Engine While
You’re Parked
It’s better notto park with the engine running. But if you
ever P l e to, here are some things to know.
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CAUdON:
Idling the engine with
the climate control system
off could allow dangerous exhaust
into your
vehicle (see theearlier Caution under
“Engine Exhaust”).
Also, idling in a closed-in place can let deadly
carbon monoxide (CO)into your vehicle evenif
the fan switchis at the highest setting. One place
this can happen aisgarage. Exhaust with
CO can come in easily. NEVERpark in a
garage with the engine running.
Another closed-in place can be
a blizzard. (See
“Blizzard” in the Index.)
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Windows
Manual Windows
It can be dangerousto get out of your vehicleif
the shift lever is not fully
in PARK (P) with the
On a vehicle with manual windows, use the window
crank to open and close each window.
parking brake firmly set.Your vehicle can roll.
Don’t leave your vehicle when
the engine is
running unless you have to.If you’ve left the
engine running,the vehicle can move suddenly.
You or others could be injured.To be sure your
vehicle won’t move, even when you’re
on fairly
level ground,always set yourparking brake and
move the shift leverto PARK (P).
Power Windows (If Equipped)
Follow the proper steps to be sure your vehicle won’t
move. See “Shifting Into PARK (P)” in the Index.
If you are parking on a hill and if you’re pullinga
trailer, also see “Towing a Trailer” in the Index.
The power window switches are located on the
amest
of the driver’s door.In addition, each passenger door has
a switch for its own window.
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Auto-Down Switch
Tilt Wheel
The driver’s window switch has an auto-down feature.
This switchis labeled AUTO. Push the switch back
partway, and the driver’s window will open
a small
amount. If the switch is pushed all the way back, the
window will go all theway down.
To stop the window whileit islowering, move the
switch forward.To raise the window, move and hold the
switch forward.
Lock Out Switch
The driver’s power window controls also include a
lock-out switch. PressLOCK OUT to stop front and
rear passengers from using their window switches.
The drivercan still control all the windows with the
lock on. Pressthe LOCK OUT button againfor normal
window operation.
Horn
A tilt steering wheel allows you
to adjust the steering
wheel before you drive.
You can also raise itto the highest levelto give your
the vehicle.
You can sound the horn by pressing the horn symbol on legs more room when you exit and enter
your steering wheel.
To tilt the wheel, hold the steering wheel and pull the
lever toward you.
Move the steering wheel to a comfortable level, then
release the leverto lock the wheel in place.
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Turn SignaVMultifunction Lever
Turn and Lane Change Signals
The turn signal has two upward (for right) two
and
downward (for left) positions. These positions allow you
to signal a turn or lane
a change.
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To signal a turn, move the lever all the way
up or
down. When the turn is finished,the lever will
return automatically.
An arrow on the instrument
panel will flash in the
direction of the turnor
lane change.
The lever on the left side of the steering column
includes your:
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Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator
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Headlamp HigWLow-Beam Changer
Park Lamps and Headlamps
To signal a lane change,
just raise or lowerthe lever
until the arrow starts to flash. Holdit there untilyou
complete your lane change.
The lever will returnby
itself when you releaseit.
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A warning chime signal will come on if you have
left
your turn signal onfor more than 3/4 mile (1 km).
Flash to Pass
This feature letsyou use your high-beam headlamps to
As you signal aturn or a lane change, if the arrows flash signal a driver in front
of you that you want to pass.
rapidly, a signal bulb may be burned out and other
To use it, pull the turn signal/multifunction lever toward
drivers won’t see your turn signal.
you until the high-beam headlamps come
on, then
If a bulbis burned out, replace it to help avoid an
release the lever to turn them off.
accident. If the arrows don’t go on at all when you
signal a turn, check
for burned-out bulbs and then check Windshield Wipers
the fuse (see “Fuses and Circuit Breakers” in the Index).
Headlamp High/Low Beam
To change the headlamps
from low beam to high
beam, push forward on the
turn signal/multifunction
lever. To change the
headlamps from high beam
to low beam, pull the turn
signal lever backward.
When the high beams are
on, a light on the instrument
panel also will be on.
You control the windshield wipers
by moving the stalk
with the wiper symbol on
it up or down.
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for shorter delay times between
For a single wiper cycle, push the
stalk down to MIST, then Rotate the inner band up
wiper cycles. Rotate the band down
for a longer delay
release it. For more cycles, hold the
stalk down longer.
time between wiper cycles.
For steady wiping at low speed, move the stalk
up to the
Remember that damaged wiper blades may prevent you
LO position. For high-speed wiping, move
the stalk up
To avoid
further, to HI.To stop the wipers, move the stalk
to OFF. from seeing well enough to drive safely.
damage, be sure to clearice and snowfrom the wiper
You can set the wiper speeda for
long or short delay between
blades before using them.
If they’re frozen tothe
wipes. This can be very useful in light rain or snow.
windshield, carefully loosenor thaw them. If your
blades do become damaged, get new blades or
blade inserts.
Heavy snow or ice can overload your wiper motor.
A
circuit breaker will stopthe motor until it cools. Clear
away snow orice to prevent an overload.
Move the stalk to INT, then rotatethe inner band,
labeled INT ADJ, and choose the delay you want.
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Windshield Washer
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In freezing weather, don't use your washer until
the windshield is warmed. Otherwise the washer
fluid can form ice on the windshield, blocking
your vision.
When you release the button, the washers will stop, but
the wipers will either stop or will resume the speed you
were using before.
To wash your windshield,push in the buttonat the end
of the stalk until the washers begin.
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Cruise Control (If Equipped)
1CAUTION:
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Cruise control canbe dangerous whereyou
can’t drive safely at a steady speed.So,
don’t use yourcruise control on winding
roads or in heavy traffic.
Cruise control can be dangerous on
slippery roads. On such roads,
fast changes
in tire traction
can cause needless wheel
spinning, and you could lose control. Don’t
use cruise control on slippery roads.
With cruise control, you can maintain a speed
of about
25 mph (40 km/h) or more without keeping your foot on
the accelerator.This can really help on longtrips. Cruise
control does not work at speeds below
25 mph (40 km/h).
When you apply your brake,
the cruise control shuts off.
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Setting Cruise Control
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Resuming a Set Speed
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Suppose you set your cruise control at
a desired speed
and then you apply the brake. This,of course, shutsoff
the cruise control.But you don’t need to reset it. Once
you’re going about25 mph (40 km/h) or more, you can
press thecruise control RESUME/ACCEL buttonfor
about half a second.
If you leave your cruise control switch on when
you’re not using cruise,
you might hit a button
you don’t want to. You
and go into cruise when
You’ll go right back up to your chosen speed and
could be startled and even lose control. Keep the stay there.
cruise control switchoff until you want to use it.
If you press the RESUME/ACCEL button longer than
half a second, the vehicle will keep going faster until
you release the switch or apply the brake.
So unless you
The cruise control buttons are located
on the centerof
want to go faster, don’t hold down the
the steering wheel.
RESUME/ACCEL button.
1. Press the cruise control ON/OFF button.
2. Get up to the speed you want.
3. Press the SETDECEL button and release it.
4. Take your foot offthe accelerator pedal.
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Increasing Speed. While Using Cruise Control
There are two waysto go to a higher speed.
Use the accelerator pedal to get tothe higher speed.
Push the SETDECEL button, then releasethe button
and the accelerator pedal. You’ll nowcruise at the
higher speed.
Press the RESUME/ACCEL button. Hold it there
until you get up to
the speed you want, and then
release the button. To increase your speed
in very
small amounts, pressthe RESUME/ACCEL button
for less than half a second and then release
it. Each
time you do this, your vehicle will go about
1 mph
(1.6 km/h) faster.
The accelerate feature will only work after you
turn on
the cruise control by pushing theSETDECEL button.
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
There are two waysto reduce your speed while using
cruise control:
Push the SETDECEL button until you reach the
lower speed you want, then release
it.
To slow down in very small amounts, pushthe
button for less than half a second. Each time you
do
this, you’ll go 1 mph (1.6 km/h) slower.
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
Use the accelerator pedal to increase your speed. When
you take your foot
off the pedal, your vehicle will slow
down tothe cruise control speed you
set earlier.
Using Cruise Control on Hills
How well your cruise control will work on hills depends
upon your speed, load and the steepness
of the hills.
When going up steephills, you may have tostep on the
accelerator pedal to maintain your speed. When going
downhill, you may have to brake or shift to a lower gear
to keep your speed down.
Of course, applying the brake
takes you outof cruise control. Many drivers find this
to
be too much trouble and don’t use cruise control
on
steep hills.
Ending Outof Cruise Control
There are two ways
to turn off the cruise control:
Step lightly on the brake pedal;
Press the cruise control ON/OFF button.
Erasing the Cruise Speed Memory
When you turnoff the cruise control orthe ignition,
your cruise controlset speed memory is erased.
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Rotate the turn signal lever end cap
up two positions to
turn on:
Lamps
1
0
Headlamps
0
ParkingLamps
0
SidemarkerLamps
0
Taillamps
0
License Plate Lamps
0
Instrument Panel Lights
Rotate the switch to
OFF to turn allof the lampsoff.
Lamps On Reminder
Rotate the turn signal
lever end cap up one position to
turn on:
0
Parking Lamps
Side Marker Lamps
0
Taillamps
License Plate Lamps
Instrument Panel Lights
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If you open thedriver's door and turn off the
ignition while leaving the lampson, you will hear a
warning chime.
Daytime Running Lamps/ Automatic
Light Control
Daytime RunningLamps (DRL) can makeit easier for
others tosee the front of your vehicle during the day.
DRL can be helpfulin many different driving
conditions, but they can be especially helpful the
in
short periods after dawn and
before sunset.
A light sensor belowthe defroster grille makes the
DRL
and Automatic Light Control(ALC)work, so be sure it
isn’t covered.The DRL system will make your
low-beam headlamps comeon at a reduced
brightness when:
0
The ignition is on,
0
The headlamp switch is off,
The transaxle is not in PARK (P) and
When the DRL areon, only your low-beam headlamps
will be on.The taillamps, sidemarker and other lamps
won’t beon. Your instrument panel won’tbe lit
up either.
When it’s dark enough outside,
the ALC system will
turn your headlamps on tofull brightness. The other
lamps that come on with your headlamps will
also
come on.
When it’s bright enough outside, the
ALC system will
turn off your regular lamps, and your low-beam
headlamps change to the reduced brightness
of DRL.
To idle your vehicle with theDRL off, set the park brake
while the ignitionis off. Then startthe vehicle. The
DRL will stayoff until you release the park brake.
As with any vehicle,you should turn onthe regular
headlamp system when you needit.
The park brake is not set.
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Fog Lamps (If Equipped)
The button for your fog
lamps is on the instrument
panel, to the leftof the
steering wheel, beside
the instrument panel
intensity control.
When using fog lamps, the parking lamps or low-beam
headlamps must be on.
Push the button to turnthe fog lamps on. An indicator
light on the button will glow when the fog lamps are on.
Push the button again to turn the fog lamps off.
The fog lamps will turn off whenever the high-beam
headlamps are turned on. When the high beams are
turned off, the fog lamps will come on again.
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Interior Lamps
Instrument Panel Intensity Control
You can brighten or dim
the instrument panel
cluster lights by rotating
the switch, locatedon the
instrument panel, tothe
left of the steering wheel.
Illuminated Entrymxit System
Trunk Lamp
When you open any door, the lamps inside your vehicle
will go on. These lamps will fade out after about
40 seconds, or when the ignitionis turned on afterall
doors have been closed.
If the ignition was recently
turned off, the lamps willfade out after four seconds.
These lamps will also go on when you press
the LOCK
or UNLOCK button on the optional Keyless Entry
System transmitter.
The trunk lamp comes on when you open your
trunk.
Battery Saver
Your Chevrolet is equipped witha battery saver feature
designed to protect your vehicle’s battery.
When any interior lamp (trunk, reading, footwell
or
glove box) is left on when the ignition is turned off, the
battery saver system will automatically shut the lamp off
after 20 minutes. This will avoid drainingthe battery.
If the ignition has been
off for less than two minutes,
the lamps inside your vehicle will stay for
onabout
15 seconds after your keyis removed from the ignition
to provide an illuminated
exit.
To reactivate the interior lamps, either:
Mirror Reading Lamps(If Equipped)
a The activated lamp switch must be turned off and
Press the switchon the lowerfront portion of the mirror
to turn onthe lamp. Press the otherside of the switch to
turn the lampoff.
Three-Position Dome Lamp
The ignition must be turnedon,
then on or
A door must be opened.
The battery saver feature will also be activated when
any doorof your vehicle isleft open.
The switch on this lamp has three positions. The
ON
position will turnon the light. The DOOR position will
turn on the light whenever a door is opened.
The OFF
position will shut off the lamp completely, even when a
door is opened.
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Mirrors
Manual Remote Control Mirror
Inside Daymight Rearview Mirror
The outside rearview mirror should be adjusted
so you
can just see the sideof your vehicle whenyou are sitting
in a comfortable driving position.
Adjust the driver’s side
outside mirror with the
control lever on the
driver’s door.
To adjust your passenger’s side mirror, sit in the driver’s
seat and have a passenger adjust the mirror
for you.
This mirror can be adjusted two ways. First, to adjust
the angleof the mirror, move the mirror to a position
that allows you see out the back window.
To adjust the
height of the mirror, adjust thearm that connects the
mirror to the windshield.
To reduce glare from lights behind you, move the lever
toward youto the night position.
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Power Remote Control Mirror
(If Equipped)
Convex Outside Mirror
Your passenger’s side mirror is convex.A convex
mirror’s surfaceis curved so you can see more from the
driver’s seat.
I
I
A convex mirror can make things (like other
vehicles) look farther away than they really are.
If you cut too sharply into the right lane, you
could hit a vehicle
on your right. Check your
inside mirroror glance over your shoulder before
This switchis located onthe armrest of the driver’s
door. Move this switchto the leftor right dependingon
which mirror you need to adjust (center
is the off
position.) Then adjust the direction
of the mirror
using the paddle marked with arrows
just below the
selector switch.
Storage Compartments
Glove Box
Use the key to lock and unlock the glove box. To open,
pull the glovebox handle up.
Center Console Storage Area
The lower area can be used to store cassette tapes or
compact discs.To open the lower compartment, pull up
on the armrest.
The center console has two separate storage areas.
The
upper compartment, which is also the armrest, can be
used to store maps, gloves, etc.
To open, pull up on the
driver’s sideof the lid.
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Instrument Panel Cupholder
Center Console Cupholder
The instrument panel cupholderis located to the left of
the steering wheel. To use it, pull it out until the rubber
insert is revealed. Theinsert is removablefor easy
cleaning. To clean it, use spray window cleaner.
The console provides spacefor holding a cup or soft
drink container.The cupholder is located at the rearof
the shifter.
Rear Seat Cupholder
Pull downthe door onthe rear of the center console to
use the rear seat cupholder.You can useit to hold cups
or juice boxes.
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Convenience Net (If Equipped)
Ashtray and Lighter
Your vehicle may have a convenience net. You’ll see it The ashtray is located at the lower of
part
the centerof
just inside the back wall
of the trunk.
the instrument panel.To remove the ashtrayfor
cleaning, pullup on the metaltab and pull the bin out.
Put small loads, like grocery bags, behind
the net. It can
help keep them from falling over during sharp turns or
quick starts and stops.
The net isn’tfor larger, heavier loads. Store them in the
trunk asfar forward as you can.
You can unhook the netso that it will lie flat when
you’re not using it.
damage.
NOTICE:
1
Don’t put papers andother things that burninto
your ashtrays.If you do,cigarettes or other
smoking materials could set them on fire,
causing
The lighteris located abovethe ashtray. To use it,just
push it in all the way and
let go. When it’s ready,it will
pop back by itself.
NOTICE:
Don’t holda cigarette lighter in with your hand
while it is heating. If you do,it won’t be able to
back away from the heating element when it’s
ready. That can makeit overheat, damaging the
lighter and the heating element.
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Sunvisors
Visor Vanity Mirror
Lift the cover to expose
the vanity mirror.
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror
(If Equipped)
To block out glare, you can swing down the visors.You
can also swing them to
the side.
This mirroris located on the passenger’s side visor.
When youlift the cover, thelight will turn on.
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Accessory Power Outlet
The accessory power outlet
is located to the rightof the
ashtray. Justlift up the door
to reveal the outlet.
You can use it to plug in additional electrical
accessories. Be sure to follow the proper installation
instructions that are included with any electrical
accessory you install.The accessory power outlet is
protected by afuse and has a maximum current level.
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Garment Hook
Pull down onthe outer ring
to use the garment hook.
Sunroof (If Equipped)
Open the sunshade by hand when usingthe
vent position.
To partially open,or use the vent position ofthe sunroof,
The sunroof glass panel cannot be opened or closed if
your vehicle has an electrical failure.
I NOTICE:
push the switch back and release
it.
To fully open the sunroof, pushthe switch back
again and release.This is the express open mode
of the sunroof.
Do not attempt to force the sunshade forward of
the sliding glass panel. Damage will occur
and the
sunroof may not open
or close properly.
To close the sunroof, pushthe switch forward and hold
it until the sunroof is closed.The sunroof will stop if the
switch is released during operation.
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Instrument Panel
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Your instrument panelis designed to let you know
at a glance how your vehicle
is running. You’ll know
how fast you’re going, how much
fuel you’re using,
and many other things you’ll need
to drive safely
and economically.
J. Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
The main componentsof your instrument panel are:
N. Ashtray
A. Instrument Panel Brightness Control
0. Lighter
B. Fog Lamp Switch
P. AudioSystem
C. Turn Signal MultifunctionLever
Q . Supplement Restraint System (SRS) andHorn
D. Cruise Control Switches
E. Instrument Cluster
R. Park Brake Pedal
E WIndshield Wipermasher Lever
T. Hood Release Lever
G. Ignition Switch
U. Remote Trunk Release Switch
H. Hazard Switch
V. Instrument Panel Cupholder
K. Fuse Panel
L. Climate Control System
M. Accessory Power Outlet
S. Tilt Wheel Lever
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Instrument Panel Cluster
Your vehicle is equipped with thiscluster or one very similar. It includes indicator warning lights
and gages thatare
explained on the following pages.
Be sure to read them.
HOLD TO RESET
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Speedometer and Odometer
Your speedometer lets you see your speed in both miles
per hour (mph) and kilometers per hour
(km/h).
Your odometer shows howfar your vehicle has been
driven, ineither miles (used in the UnitedStates) or
kilometers (used in Canada).
Trip Odometer
The trip odometer can tell
you how far you have
driven sinceyou last resetit.
Your Chevrolet has a tamper resistant odometer.
The
digital odometer will read 999,999
if someone tries to
turn it back.
You may wonder what happens if your vehicle needs a
new odometer installed.If the new one can be set to the
mileage totalof the old odometer, thenit must be. But if
it can’t, then it’sset at zero and a label must be put on
the driver’s door to show
the old mileage reading when
the new odometer was installed.
The reset button is located next to the trip odometer.
To
reset the trip odometer
to zero, press and hold the reset
button for one to two seconds. Also
by pressing this
button, you can toggle between the odometer and the
trip odometer.
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Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
Tachometer
This part describes the warning lights and gages that
may be on your vehicle.The pictures will help you
locate them.
I
RPM
x 1000
The tachometer shows your engine speed in revolutions
per minute (rpm).
I NOTICE:
Do not run your engineat speeds in the red area,
or engine damage may occur.
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Warning lights and gages can signal that something
is
wrong beforeit becomes serious enough to cause an
expensive repair or replacement. Paying attention
to
your warning lights and gages could
also save you or
others from injury.
Warning lights come on when there may or
be is a
problem with oneof your vehicle’s functions.As you
will see in the details on the next few pages, some
warning lights come on briefly when you start the
engine just to let you know they’re working.If you are
familiar with this section, you should not be alarmed
when this happens.
Gages can indicate when there may beisor
a problem
with one of your vehicle’s functions. Often gages and
warning lights work together to let you
know when
there’s a problem with your vehicle.
When one of the warning lights comes on and stays on
when you are driving, or whenone of the gages shows
there may be a problem, check the section that tells you
what to do about it. Please follow this manual’s advice.
Waiting to do repairs can be costly-- and even
dangerous. So please getto know your warninglights
and gages. They’re a big help.
Safety Belt Reminder Light
When the key is turned to ON or START, a chime will
come onfor about eight seconds to remind people to
fasten their safety belts, unless the driver’s safety belt is
already buckled.
The safety belt light
will
also comeon and stay on
for about 20 seconds, then
it will flashfor about
55 seconds. If the driver’s
belt is already buckled,
neither the chime northe
light willcome on.
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Air Bag Readiness Light
There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument
panel, which shows the air bag symbol.
The system
checks the air bag’s electrical systemfor malfunctions.
The light tells you
if there is an electrical problem. The
system check includesthe air bag sensor, the air bag
modules, the wiring andthe crash sensing and
diagnostic module. For more information on the air bag
system, see “Air Bag” in the Index.
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This light will. come
on
when you start your engine,
and it will flashfor a few
seconds. Then the light
should go out. This means
the systemis ready.
If the air bag readiness light stays
on after you start the
engine or comes on when
you are driving, your air bag
system may not work properly. Have your vehicle
serviced right away.
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The air bag readiness light should flash
for a few
seconds when you turn the ignition key
to ON. If the
light doesn’t come on then, have
it fixed so it will be
ready to warn you if there
is a problem.
Charging System Indicator Light
The charging system
indicator light will come on
when you turn on the
ignition, but the engineis
not running, as a check to
show you it is working.
Then it should go out.
If it stays on,or comes on while yoaaye- driving and you
hear a chime, you may have a problem withthe
electrical charging system.It could indicate thatyou
have a loose generator drive belt or another electrical
problem. Have it checked right away. Driving while this
light is on could drain your battery.
If you mustdrive a short distance with
the light on, be
certain to turn off all your accessories, such as the radio
and air conditioner.
Brake System Warning Light
Your Chevrolet’s hydraulic brakesystem is divided into
two parts.If one part isn’t working,
the other part can
still work and stop you. For good braking, though, you
need both parts working well.
If the warning light comes on, there could be a brake
problem. Have your brake system inspected right away.
BRAKE
This light should come on
briefly when you turn the
ignition key toON. If it
doesn’t come on then, have
it fixed so it will be ready to
warn you if there’s a
problem.
If the light and chime come on while you are driving,
pull off the road and stop carefully.You may notice that
the pedal is harder to push. Or,
the pedal may go closer
to the floor.
It may take longer to stop.If the light issull on, nave the
vehicle towedfor service. (See “Towing Your Vehicle”
in the Index.)
Your brake system may not be working properly
if the brake system warning light
is on. Driving
with the brake system warning light on can lead
to an accident. If the light is still on after you’ve
pulled off the road and stopped carefully, have
the vehicle towed for service.
When the ignition ison, the brake system warninglight
will also come on when you set your parking brake.
The
light will stay on
if your parking brake doesn’t release
fully. If it stays on after your parking brake is fully
released, it means you have a brake problem.
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Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
With the anti-lock brake
system, this light will come
on when you turn your
ignition on or start your
engine and it will stay on
for three seconds.
That’s normal.
The anti-lock brake system warning
light shoula come
on briefly when youturn the ignition keyto ON. If the
light doesn’t comeon then, haveit fixed so it will be
ready to warn youif there is a problem.
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
0
If the light stays on, turn the ignitionOFF.
to Or, if the
light comes on andthe chime soundswhen you’re
driving, stopas soon as possible andturn the ignition
off. Then start the engine again to reset the system.
If
the light still stays on,or comes on again while you’re
driving, your Chevrolet needs service.
If the regular
brake system warning light isn’t on, you still have
brakes, but you don’t have anti-lock brakes. If the
regular brake system warning light is also on, you don’t
have anti-lock brakes and there’s
a problem with your
regular brakes. See “Brake System Warning Light”
earlier in this section.
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This gage shows the engine
coolant temperature. If the
gage pointer moves into the
red area, the light comes on
and you heara chime, your
engine is too hot! It means
that your engine coolant
has overheated.
If you have been operating your vehicle under normal
driving conditions,you should pull off the road, stop
your vehicle and turnoff the engine as soon as possible.
In “Problems on the Road,” this manual shows what to
do. See “Engine Overheating”in the Index.
Low Coolant Warning Light
This light comes on
briefly when you turn
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
(Check Engine Light)
Your Chevrolet is equipped
with a computer which
monitors operationof the
fuel, ignition and emission
control systems.
CHECK
If this light comes on and stays on and you hear a chime,
the vehicle should promptly be pulled
off the road and
This system is called OBD11(On-Board
the coolant level checked.
Diagnostics-Second Generation) and is intended to assure
that emissions are at acceptable levels
for the lifeof the
See “Engine Coolant”in the Index.If there are visible
vehicle, helping to produce a cleaner environment. (In
signs of steam, see “Engine Overheating”in the Index
before opening the hood. Have your vehicle serviced as Canada, OBD II is replaced by Enhanced Diagnostics.)
The CHECK ENGINE light comes on and a chime will
soon as youcan.
sound to indicate that there is a problem and service is
required. Malfunctions often will be indicated by the
system before any problemis apparent. This may prevent
This system is also
more serious damage to your vehicle.
designed to assist your service technicianin correctly
diagnosing any malfunction.
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If the LightIs Flashing
NOTICE:
If you keep driving your vehicle with this light
on, after a while, your emission controls may not
work as well, your fuel economy may not be as
good and your engine may not run as smoothly.
This could lead to costly repairs that may not be
covered by your warranty.
The following may prevent more serious damage
to
your vehicle:
0
Reducing vehicle speed.
Avoiding hard accelerations.
0
Avoiding steep uphill grades.
If you are towing a trailer, reduce the amount of
cargo being hauledas soon asit is possible.
If the light stops flashing and remains on steady,
see “If
This light should come on,as a check to show you
it is
the Light Is On Steady” following.
working, when the ignition ison and the engine is not
If the light continues to
flash, when it is safe to doso,
running. If the light doesn’t come
on, have it repaired.
This light willalso come on during a malfunction in one stop the vehick. Find asafe place to park your vehicle.
Turn the keyoff, wait at least10 seconds and restartthe
of two ways:
engine. If the light remains on steady,
see “If the Light
Light Flashing-- A misfire condition has been
Is On Steady” following.If the lightis still flashing,
detected. A misfire increases vehicle emissions and follow the previous steps, and drive the vehicle to your
may damagethe emission control systemon your
dealer or qualified service center
for service.
vehicle. Dealer or qualified service center diagnosis
and service is required.
Light On Steady -- An emission control system
malfunction has been detected on your vehicle.
Dealer or qualified service center diagnosis and
service may be required.
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If the Light Is On Steady
You may be able to correct the emission system
malfunction by consideringthe following:
Did you recently putfuel into your vehicle?
If so, reinstall the fuel cap, making sure to fully install
the cap. The diagnostic systemcan determine ifthe fuel
cap has beenleft off or improperly installed.A loose or
missing fuel cap will allowfuel to evaporateinto the
atmosphere. A few driving trips with
the cap properly
installed should turnthe light off.
Did youjust drive through a deep puddle
of water?
If so, your electrical system may be wet.
The condition
will usually be corrected whenthe electrical system
dries out. A few driving trips should turn the
light off.
Have you recently changed brandsof fuel?
If so, be sure tofuel your vehicle with quality
fuel (see
“Fuel” inthe Index). Poor fuel quality will cause your
engine not to run as efficientlyas designed. You may
notice this as stalling after start-up, stalling when you
put the vehicle into gear, misfiring, hesitation on
acceleration or stumbling on acceleration. (These
conditions may go away once the engine is warmed up.)
This will be detected
by the system and causethe light
to turn on.
If you experience one or moreof these conditions,
change the fuel brand you use. It will require at least
one
full tank of the proper fuel to turnthe light off.
If none of the above steps have made
the light turnoff,
have your dealeror qualified service center check the
vehicle. Your dealer has the proper test equipment and
diagnostic tools tofix any mechanical orelectrical
problems that may have developed.
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Oil Pressure Warning Light
If you have a low engine oil
pressure problem, this light
will stay on after you start
your engine,or come on
and you will hear a chime
when you are driving.
This indicates that your engine
is not receiving enough
oil. The engine couldbe low on oil, or could have some
other oil problem. Have
it fixed immediately.
When the ignition is on but the engine is not running,
the light will come on
as a test to show youit is
working, but the light will go out when the engine is
running. If it doesn’t comeon with the ignition on,
you may have a problem with the
fuse or bulb. Have
it fixed right away.
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J:
Don’t keep drivingif the oil pressure is
low. If
you do, your engine can become
so hot that it
catches fire.You or others could be burned.
Check your oil as soon as possible and have your
vehicle serviced.
I NOTICE:
Damage to your engine from neglected oil
problems can be costly
and is not coveredby
your warranty.
Check Oil Light(If Equipped)
CHECK
OIL
If your vehicleis equipped
with a3 100 engine, then
you will have a CHECK
OIL light in your instrument
panel cluster.
considerable periodof time allowing theoil normally in
circulation to drain backinto the oil pan.
Passlock Warning Light
THEFT
SYSTEM
This light will come on
briefly when you turnthe
ignition to ON. The light
will stay on until the
engine starts.
If the light stays on after starting your vehicle,
or comes
on and chimes, your engine oil level should be checked.
Prior to checking the oil level, be sure your vehicle has If the light flashes, the Passlock system has entered a
been shut off for several minutes andis on a level
tamper mode. If the vehicle fails to start, see “Passlock”
surface. Check the oil level on your dipstick and bring
it
in the Index.
to the proper level.See “Engine Oil” in the Index.
If the light comes on continuously while driving and
NOTE: A false CHECK OIL light may be generated
stays on,there may be a problem with the Passlock
when parking onsteep grades.
system. Your vehicle will not be protected by Passlock,
and you should see your dealer.
The oil level monitoring system only checks oillevel
during the brief period between key on and engine
crank. It does not monitor engine oil
level when the
engine is running. Additionally, an oil level
check is
only performed if the engine has been turnedoff for a
Cruise Light (If Equipped)
Low Washer Light
The CRUISE light comes
on whenever you set your
cruise control.
CRUISE
LOW
WASH
The LOW WASH
FLUID light will come
on briefly when you turn
on the ignition.
It will also stay on or come on and chime if the fluid
reservoir is less than one-thirdfull.
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Service Vehicle Soon Light
This light will come on
briefly when you turn
on the ignition.
SERVICE
VEHICLE
SOON
It will stay on or come on and chimeit ifdetects a
problem on the vehicle, such as DRL
a
malfunction. If
this happens,see your dealer service departmentas soon
as possible.
Door
When the ignition is on, this
light will stay on until all
doors are closed and
completely latched.
You will hear a chime if a door
is unlatched after the
engine is started and the vehicle is notPARK
in (P) or
NEUTRAL (N). The chime will continue until the door
is latched properly.
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Fuel Gage
Your fuel gage tells you
about how much fuel you
have left, when the ignition
is on. When the indicator
nears EMPTY (E), the light
will come on and you will
hear a chime. You still have
a little fuel left, but you
should get more soon.
Here arefour things thatsome owners ask about. None
of these showa problem with your fuel gage:
At the service station, the gas pump shutsoff before
the gage readsFULL (F).
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It takes a little more or less fuel to fill up than the
gage indicated. For example, the gage
may have
indicated the tank was half
full, but it actually took a
little more or less than half the tank’s capacity to
fill
the tank.
The gage movesa little when you turn a corner or
speed up.
The gage goes back toEMPTY (E) when you turn
off the ignition.
U Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
In this section, you'll find out how
to operate the comfort control and
audio systems offered with your Chevrolet.
Be
sure to read about the particular
systems supplied with your vehicle.
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Climate Controls
Air Conditioning
Heating
Tips for Defogging and Defrosting
Rear Window Defogger
Ventilation System and Tips
Setting theClock
A
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Stereo
A
" Stereo with Cassette and
ATC
CD Adapter Kits
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A"Stereo withCD and ATC
Remote Cassette Player
Theft-Deterrent Feature
Adding Sound Equipment to
Your Vehicle
Understanding Radio Reception
Tips AboutYour Audio System
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
Care of Your Compact Discs
Antenna
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Comfort Controls
This section tells you how
to make your air system
work for you. The climate control system with
air
conditioning uses ozone-friendlyR- 134a refrigerant.
Climate Control System with
Air Conditioning
With these systems, you can control the ventilation
and heating in your vehicle.
Your vehicle also has
the flow-through ventilation system described later
in this section.
8 Fan Knob
The left knob selects the force of air you want. Turn the
knob to the right to increase fan speed and
to the left to
decrease fan speed.To turn the fan off (which will also
turn the climate control systemoff), turn the knob all the
way to the left. In any other setting, the fan will run
continuously. The fan must beon to run the air
conditioning compressor.
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Temperature Knob
The center knob regulatesthe temperature of the air
coming through the system.
Mode Knob
The right control knob changes the functions of the
system.
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/J VENT In this position the airflow comes through
the instrument panel outlets.Set the center control
knob tothe temperature desired.
Air Conditioning Compressor Button
Press A/C to operate the air conditioner compressor.
The indicator light will glow when the button is pressed
to indicate that theair conditioning system has been
turned on.
Recirculation Button
Press RECIRCULATION toclose all outside vents.
The indicator light on the button will glow when itis
pressed. RECIRCULATION is available in
all modes,
except DEFOG and DEFROST.
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*H BI-LEVEL In this position the airflow comes
through the instrument panel outlets and through
the
floor outlets. Set the center control knob to the
temperature desired.
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FLOOR In this position the airflow comes
through the floor outlet.Set the center controlknob
to the temperaturedesired.
Outside Air
Press OUTSIDE AIR to allow the circulation
of outside
air in the vehicle.The indicator light on the button will
glow when pressed. OUTSIDE AIR is availablein all
modes includingOFF and is automatically activated in
DEFOG and DEFROST.
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+HDEFOG This position divides the airflow between
the floor ducts and the windshield defroster vents.
DEFROST This position directsthe airflow
through the windshield defroster vents
on the topof
the instrument panel.
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Air Conditioning
Heating
The air conditioner and heater work best
if you keep
your windows closed while using them. Your vehicle
also has the flow-through ventilation system described
later in this section.
On colddays, use FLOOR with the temperature knob
all theway in the red area.The system will bringin
outside air, heat it and send it tofloor
the ducts.
On very hot days, open the windows long enough to
let hot inside air escape. This reduces the time
it takes
for your vehicle to cool down, which should help
fuel economy.
On cool, but sunny
days, the sun may warm your upper
body, but your lower body may not warm
be enough.
You can useBI-LEVEL with the temperature knob in
the middle and the A/C button pushed in. The system
will bring in outsideair and direct slightly warmer
air
to your lower body.
For quick cool-down on very hot days, use
VENT with
the temperature knob all the
way in the blue area and the
A/C and RECIRCULATION buttons pressed. If this
setting is used for long periodsof time, the air in your
vehicle may become too dry.
For normal cooling on hot days, use
VENT with the
temperature knob in the blue area and N
theC button
pushed in. The system will bringin outside air and cool it.
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Your vehicle has heat ducts that
are directed toward the
rear seat. Keep the area under the front seats clear
of
obstructions so the heated air can reach the rear seat
passengers.
If your vehicle has an engine coolant heater, you can use
it to help your system provide warm air faster when it’s
cold outside(0°F (-18°C) or lower). An engine coolant
heater warms the coolant your engine and heating
system use to provide heat.
See “Engine Coolant
Heater” in the Index.
Defogging and Defrosting Windows
Your system has two settings
for clearing the frontand
side windows. For each setting, adjust
the temperature
control as desired.
To defrost the windows quickly, rotate the temperature
control knob all the way in the red area. Use DEFROST
and adjust the fan to the highest speed. To
warm
passengers while keeping the windows clean, use DEFOG.
Your vehicle is equipped with side window defogger
vents. The side window defogger vents are located on
the outside of the side instrument panel vents.
For
additional side window defogging, rotate the mode
control to VENT, rotate thefan control to the highest
speed, pressA/C and aim the side vents on the
instrument panel to the windows. For increased
airflow to the side windows, close the center vents.
RECIRCULATION will not work in DEFROST and
DEFOG. This is done to prevent recirculationof humid
inside air and allow thesystem to work properly.
Rear Window Defogger(If Equipped)
IThe rear window
defogger usesa warming
grid to remove fog from
the rear window.
Press the defogger switch.The indicator light will
glow. The rear window defogger will turn itselfoff
after about 10 minutes after the first time the button is
pressed, and after 5 minutes each additional time the
button is pressed.You can turn the defogger offby
pressing the button again or turning off the ignition.
Do not attach a temporary vehicle license acrossthe
defogger grid on the rear window.
NOTICE:
Don’t use a razor blade or anything else sharp on
the insideof the rear window.If you do, you
could cut or damage the warming grid, and the
repairs wouldn’t be covered by your warranty.
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Ventilation System
Ventilation Tips
For mild outside temperatures when little heating or
cooling is needed, use VENT to direct outside
air
through your vehicle. Your vehicle also has the
flow-through ventilation system.
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Keep the hood and front air inlet
free of ice, snow or
any other obstruction, such as leaves. The heater and
defroster will work far better, reducing. : chance of
fogging the insideof your windows.
Your vehicle’s flow-through ventilation system supplies
outside air into the vehicle when
it is moving. Outside
air will also enter the vehicle when
the air conditioning
fan is running.
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When you enter a vehicle in cold weather, adjust
the mode knob to FLOOR and the fan to the highest
speed for a few moments before driving
off. This
helps clear the intake ducts
of snow and moisture
and reduces the chanceof fogging the insideof
your windows.
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Keep the air path under the front seats clear
of objects. This helps air circulate throughout
your vehicle.
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To prevent circulation of outside air, press the
recirculation button. This will close all outside vents.
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Audio Systems
AM-FM Stereo (If Equipped)
Your Delco' audio system has been designed to operate
easily and give yearsof listening pleasure.You will get
the most enjoyment outof it if you acquaint yourself
with it first. Find out what your Delco system can do
and how to operate allits controls, to be sureyou're
getting the most outof the advanced engineering that
went intoit.
Setting the Clock for Systems without
Automatic Tone Control
Press SET.SET will appear on the display
for five
seconds. Withinfive seconds, press and hold the right
arrow on theSEEK button until the correct minute
appears. Press and holdthe left arrow on theSEEK
button untilthe correct hour appears.
Setting the Clock for Systems with
Automatic Tone Control
Press and holdHR until the correct hour appears. Press
and holdMN until the correct minute appears.
Playing the Radio
VOLUME: This knob turns the system
on and off and
controls the volume.To increase volume andturn the
radio on, turn the knob clockwise.Turn it
counterclockwise to decrease volume.
RECALL: Display the time withthe ignition off by
pressing the RECALL knob. When the radiois playing,
press this button to recall the station frequency.
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Finding a Station
3. Tune in the desired station.
AM-FM: Press the lower knob to switch between
AM
and F M .The display shows your selection.
TUNE: Turn the lower knob to choose radio stations.
4. Press SET. (SET will appear on the display.)
SEEK: Press the rightor left arrow to goto the next
higher or lower station and stay there.
5. Press and hold one of the four numbered buttons,
within five seconds. The sound will mute. When
it
returns, release the button. Whenever
you press that
numbered button, the stationyou set will return.
6. Repeat the steps for each pushbutton.
SCAN: Press and holdone of the SEEK arrows, then
In addition to the four stations already set, up to three
press the other SEEK arrow; SCAN will appear on the
display. UseSCAN to listen to stations
more stations maybe preset on each bandby pressing
for a few
two adjoining buttonsat the same time. Just:
seconds. The radio will go
to a station, stop for a few
seconds, then go on to the next station. The radio will
1. Tune in the desired station.
scan up or down the radio band, depending on the arrow
2. Press SET. (SET will appear on the display.)
you pressed first. Press both SEEK arrows
or the upper
knob to stop scanning.
3. Press any two adjoining pushbuttonsat the same
time, within five seconds. The sound will mute.
PUSHBUTTONS: The four numbered pushbuttons let
When it returns, releasethe buttons. Whenever
you return to your favorite stations. You can set up to
you press the same buttons, the station
you set
14 stations (sevenAM and sevenFM). Just:
will return.
1. Turn the radio on.
4. Repeat the stepsfor each pair of pushbuttons.
2. Press AM-FMto select the band.
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Setting theTone
BASS: Slide the lever upor down to increase or
decrease bass.
TREB: Slide the lever' updr down to increase or
decrease treble.If a station is weak or noisy, you may
want to decrease the treble.
AM-FM Stereowith Cassette Tape Player
and
Automatic
Tone Control (If Equipped)
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Adjusting the Speakers
BAL: Turn the control behind the upper knob to move
the sound to the left or right speakers. The middle
position balancesthe sound betweenthe speakers.
FADE: Turn the control behind the lower knob to move
the sound to thefront or rear speakers.The middle
position balancesthe sound between the speakers.
Playing the Radio
PWR-VOL: Press this knob to turn the system on and
off. To increase volume, turnthe knob clockwise. Turn
it counterclockwise to decrease volume.
The knob is
capable of rotating continuously.
RECALL: Display the time with the ignition off by
pressing this button. Whenthe radio is playing, press
this button to recall station frequency.
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SCV: Your system has a feature called
Speed-Compensated-Volume (SCV). With SCV, your
audio system adjusts automatically to make up
for road
and wind noise as you drive.Set the volume at the
desired level. Move the control ring behind the upper
knob clockwise to adjust the
SCV. Then, as youdrive,
SCV automatically increases the volume, as necessary,
to overcome noiseat any particular speed.The volume
level should always soundthe same toyou as you drive.
If you don’t want to use SCV, turn the control all the
way down. Each notch on the control ring allows
for
more volume compensation at a faster rate
of speed.
SCAN: Press and holdone of the SEEK arrowsfor
two seconds until SCAN appears on the display. SCAN
allows you to listen to each station
for a few seconds.
The radio will go to a station, stopfor a few seconds,
then go on to the next station. Press SEEK again to stop
scanning. The sound will mute while scanning.
PUSHBUTTONS: The six numbered pushbuttonslet
you return to your favorite stations.
You can set up to
18 stations (sixAM, six FM1 and six FM2). Just:
1. Turn the radio on.
Finding a Station
AM-FM: Press this buttonto switch between AM, FM1
and FM2. The display shows your selection.
TUNE: Press this knob lightlyso it extends. Turn it to
choose radio stations. Push
the knob back intoits stored
position when you’re not using
it.
SEEK: Press the right orleft arrow to go to the
next higher or lower station.The sound will mute
while seeking.
3. Tune in the desired station.
2. Press AM-FM to selectthe band.
4. Press AUTO TONE to select the equalization that
best suits the type
of station selected.
5 . Press and hold oneof the six numbered buttons. The
sound will mute. Whenit returns, release the button.
Whenever you press that numbered button, the
station youset will return and the AUTO TONE
equalization thatyou selected will also be
automatically selected for that button.
6. Repeat the stepsfor each pushbutton.
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P.SCAN: Press this buttonto listen to each of your
favorite stations stored on your pushbuttons
for a few
seconds. The radio will scan through each
of the stations
stored on your pushbuttons, except those stations
with
weak reception. The AUTO TONE setting storedfor
that pushbutton will be automatically chosen. Press
P.SCAN or one of the pushbuttons againto stop
scanning. P.SCAN will be displayed whenever the tuner
is in the P.SCAN mode. The channel number(Pl-P6)
will appear momentarilyjust before the frequencyis
displayed. InFM mode, this function will scan through
both FM1 and FM2 presetstations and EM1 or FM2
will appearon the display.
AUTO TONE: This feature allowsyou to choose
preset bass and treble equalization settings designed
for classical, news, rock, pop,countqdwestern and jazz
stations. C/W will appear on the display when
you first
press AUTO TONE. Each time you press
it, another
setting will appear on the display. Press
it again after
JAZZ appears and the AUTO TONE display go
will
blank. Tone control will return to the BASS and TREB
knobs. Also,if you use the BASS and TREB knobs,
control will return to them and the AUTO TONE
display willgo blank.
Setting theTone
Adjusting the Speakers
BASS: Press this knob lightlyso it extends. Turn the
knob clockwise toincrease bass and counterclockwise
to decrease bass. When you use this control, the radio’s
AUTO TONE setting will switch to manual and the
AUTO TONE display willgo blank.
TREB: Press this knob lightlyso it extends. Turn the
knob clockwise toincrease treble and counterclockwise
to decrease treble. Whenyou use thiscontrol, the radio’s
AUTO TONE setting will switch to manual and the
AUTO TONE display willgo blank. If a station is
weak or noisy, you may want to decrease the treble.
BAL: Press this knob lightlyso it extends. Turn the
knob clockwisefor the right speakers and
counterclockwise for the left speakers. The middle
position balances the sound between the speakers.
FADE: Press this knob lightlyso it extends. Turn the
knob clockwise to adjust the sound to front
the speakers
and counterclockwisefor the rear speakers. The middle
position balances the sound between the speakers.
Push these knobs back
into their stored positions when
you’re not using them.
Push these knobs back
into their stored positions when
you’re not using them.
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Playing a Cassette Tape
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PREV (1): Press this button or the SEEK left arrow to
search for the previous selection on the tape
if the
Your tape player is built to work best with tapes that are
current selection has been playing
for less than eight
30 to 45 minutes long on each side. Tapes longer than
seconds. If the PREV buttonis pressed and the current
that are so thin they may not work well in this player.
If
selection has been playingfor more than eight seconds,
a tapeis inserted when the ignitionis on but the radio is
it will go tothe beginning of the current selection.Your
off, the tape will begin playing. A tape symbol
is shown
tape must have at least three seconds of silence between
in the centerof the graphic display whenever a tape is
each selectionfor PREV or SEEK to work.
The tape
inserted. When a tape is active, the tape symbol will be
direction arrow blinks during PREV or SEEK operation.
accompanied by a direction arrow.
The sound will mute during PREV or SEEK operation.
While the tape is playing, use the VOL, AUTO TONE, Press this button or one
of the SEEK arrows again to
BAL, FADE, BASS and TREB controls
just as you
return to normal play.
do for the radio. Other controls may have different
PROG (2): Press this button to play the other side
of
functions when a tapeis inserted. The display will
the tape.
show the tape symbol and an arrow to show which
NEXT (3): Press this button or the SEEK right arrow
side of the tapeis playing.
to searchfor the next selection on the tape. If you hold
If you hear nothing or hear
just a garbled sound,it may
the button or pressit more than once, the player will
not be in squarely. Press EJECT to remove the tape and continue moving forward through the tape.
Your tape
start over.
must have at least three seconds
of silence between
each selection for NEXT or SEEK to work. The tape
The player is able to detect a tight
or broken tape, and
direction arrow blinks during NEXT or SEEK operation.
will eject the tape. The radio will go back to playing the
The sound will mute during NEXT or SEEK operation.
last station selected.
Press this button or oneof the SEEK arrows again to
The player automatically sensesthe cassette for metal or
return to normal play.
Cr02 and sets the pre-emphasis. Anytime a tape is
REV (4): Press this button to reverse the tape rapidly.
inserted, the top side is selected to play first.
Press it again to return to playing speed. The radio will
play the last-selected station while the tape reverses.
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00 (5): Press
this buttonto reduce background
noise. Note thatthe double-D symbol will appear on
the display.
CLN: If this message appearson the display, the
TAPE AUX: Press this button to change to the tape
1. Turn the ignition on.
cassette tape player needs to be cleaned.It will still
play tapes, butyou should cleanit as soon as possible
to prevent damage to the tapes and player.
See “Care of
Dolby@ Noise Reduction
is manufactured undera
Your Cassette Tape Player” in the Index. After you clean
license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
the player, press and hold EJECT
for five seconds to
Dolby and the doub1e-D symbol are trademarks of
reset the CLN indicator.
The radio will display--- to
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
show the indicator was reset.
FWD (6): Press this buttonto advance quickly to
another partof the tape. Press the button again to return CD Adapter Kits
to playing speed. The radio will play the last-selected
It is possible to use
a CD adapter kit with your
cassette
station while the tape advances.
tape player after activating the bypass
feature on your
tape player.
AM-F”: Press this buttonto play the radio whena
tape is in the player.
To activate the bypassfeature, use the following steps:
function when theradio is on. The tape symbol with
an arrow will appear on the display when the tape
is
active. If your systemis equipped witha remote
playback device, pressing this buttona second time
will allow the remote device to play.
EJECT: Press this button to remove the tape.
The radio
will play. EJECT may be activatedwith either the
ignition or radio off. Cassettes may be loaded with
the
radio off if this buttonis pressed first. If you leave a
cassette tape in the player while listening toradio,
the
it may become warm.
2. Turn the radio off.
3. Press TAPE AUX and hold for five seconds.
4. After five seconds, the tape symbol on the display
will flashfor two seconds indicating the feature is
active. Turn the radio on and insert the adapter.
The override feature will remain active until EJECT
is pressed.
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AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player
and Automatic Tone Control(If Equipped)
Playing theRadio
PWR-VOL: Press this knob to turn the system on and
off. To increase volume, turn the knob clockwise. Turn
it counterclockwise to decrease volume. The knob is
capable of rotating continuously.
RECALL: Press this button to recall the station being
played. If you press the button when the ignition isoff,
the clock will showfor a few seconds.
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SCV: Your system has a feature called
Speed-Compensated-Volume (SCV). With SCV,
your audio system adjusts automatically to makeup
for road and wind noiseas you drive. Set the volume
at the desired level. Move the control ring behind the
upper knob clockwise to adjust the
SCV. Then, as you
drive, SCV automatically increases the volume,
as
necessary, to overcome noise at any particular speed.
The volume level should always sound the same to
you as you drive. If you
don't want to use SCV, turn
the control all the way down. Each notch on the control
ring allows for more volume compensation at a faster
rate of speed.
Finding a Station
AM-FM: Press this button to switch between
AM, FM1
and FM2. The display shows your selection.
TUNE: Press this knob lightlyso it extends. Turnit to
choose radio stations. Push the knob back into
its stored
position when you're not using it.
SEEK: Press the right or left arrow to go to the next
higher or lower station and stay there.The sound will
mute while seeking.
SCAN: Press one of the SEEK arrowsfor two seconds,
and SCAN will appear on the display. Use SCAN to
listen to stationsfor a few seconds.The radio willgo to
a station, stop for a few seconds, thengo on to the next
station. Press SEEK again to stop scanning.
The sound
will mute while scanning.
PUSHBUTTONS: The six numbered pushbuttons let
you return to yourfavorite stations. You can set up to
18 stations (six AM, sixFM1 and six FM2). Just:
1. Turn the radio on.
2. Press AM-FM to select the band.
3. Tune in the desired station.
4. Press AUTO TONE to select the equalization that
best suitsthe type of station selected.
5 . Press and holdone of the six numbered buttons.
The sound will mute. When
it returns, release the
button. Whenever you press that numbered button,
the station you set will return and the AUTO
TONE equalization that you selected will also be
automatically selectedfor that button.
6. Repeat the stepsfor each pushbutton.
P.SCAN: Press this button to listen
to each of your
favorite stations stored on your pushbuttons
for a few
seconds. The radio will scan through each
of the stations
stored on your pushbuttons, except those stations with
weak reception. The AUTO TONE setting storedfor
that pushbutton willbe automatically chosen. Press
P.SCAN or oneof the pushbuttons again to stop
scanning. P.SCAN will be displayed whenever the tuner
is in the P.SCAN mode. InFM mode, this function will
scan through bothFMl and FM2 preset stations and
FM1 or FM2 will appear on the display.
Setting the Tone
BASS: Press this knob lightlyso it extends. Turn the
knob clockwise to increase bass and counterclockwise
to decrease bass. When you use this control, the radio’s
AUTO TONE setting will switch to manual and the
AUTO TONE display willgo blank.
TREB: Press this knob lightlyso it extends. Turn the
knob clockwise to increase treble and counterclockwise
to decrease treble. Whenyou use this control, the radio’s
AUTO TONE setting will switch to manual and
the
AUTO TONE display willgo blank. If a stationis weak
or noisy, you may wantto decrease the treble.
Push these knobs back into their stored positions when
you’re not using them.
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AUTO TONE:This feature allows you to choose preset
bass and treble equalization settings designed
for
classical, news, rock,pop, country/western andjazz
stations. C/W will appear on the display when you first
press AUTO TONE. Each timeyou press it, another
setting will appear on the display. Press
it again after
JAZZ appears and the AUTO TONE display will go
blank. Tone control will return to
the BASS and TREB
knobs. Also,if you use the BASS and TREB knobs,
control will return to them and the
AUTO TONE
display will go blank.
Adjusting the Speakers
BAL: Press this knob lightlyso it extends. Turn
the knob clockwisefor the right speakers and
counterclockwise for the left speakers. The middle
position balances the sound between the speakers.
FADE: Press this knob lightlyso it extends. Turn the
knob clockwise to adjust the sound
to the front speakers
and counterclockwisefor the rear speakers.The middle
position balances the sound betweenthe speakers.
Push these knobs back into their stored positions when
you’re not using them.
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Playing a Compact Disc
Insert a disc partwayinto the slot, label side up. The
player will pull it in. The
disc should begin playing. The
display will show CD and the CD symbol. If you want
to insert a compact disc with the ignitionoff, first press
RECALL or EJECT.
If you’re driving on a very rough road
or if it’s very hot,
the discmay not play andERR (error) may appear on
the display. Press RECALLto take ERR off the display.
When things get back to normal, the disc should play.
If
the disc comes out,it could be that:
The disc is upside down.
It is dirty, scratched or wet.
It is very humid. (If so, wait about an hour and
try again.)
PREY (1): Press this button or theleft SEEK arrow to
go to the previous track the
if current selection has been
playing for less than eight seconds. If the PREV button
is pressed and the current selection has been playing
for
more than eight seconds,it will go to the beginningof
the current selection.If you hold the button or pressit
more than once, the player will continue moving back
through the disc. The sound will mute while seeking.
RDM (2):Press this button to hear the tracks
in random,
rather than sequential, order. RANDOM will showon
the display.Press RDM again to turnoff random play.
RDM is reset to off when the discis ejected.
NEXT (3): Press this button or the right
SEEK arrow
to go to the next track.If you hold the button or press
it more than once, the player will continue moving
forward through thedisc. The sound will mute
while seeking.
REV (4): Press and hold this button to quickly reverse
within a track. Releaseit to play the passage.You can
use the counter reading on the display locate
to
a
passage more easily.
FWD (6): Press and hold this button to advance
quickly withina track. Releaseit to resume playing.
You can use the counter reading on the display
to
locate a passage easily.
RECALL: Press this button tosee which track is
playing. Pressit again within five seconds to see how
long it has been playing (elapsedtime). The track
number also appears when you change the volume or
when a new trackstarts to play.
AM-FM: Press this buttonto play the radio whena disc
is in the player. Theletters CD will go off the display.
CD AUX: Press this button to change to the disc
function when the radio is on.
A CD icon will appear on
the display when the discis in the player, whetherit is
active or not.
EJECT: Press this button to remove thedisc. The radio
will play. The disc will start at thefirst track when you
reinsert it.
If you turn off theignition or radio witha disc in
the player, it will stay in the player, When you turn
on the ignition or system, the disc will start playing
where it was stopped. If you press EJECT but don’t
remove the disc, the player will
pull the disc back in
to protect it after about one minute.If you leave a
compact disc in the player while listening: to the radio,
it may become warm.
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Remote CassetteTape Player (If Equipped)
Playing a CassetteTape
With this option, the remote single cassette player
is
mounted to the bottom of the instrument panel.
Your tape player is built to work best with tapes that
30 to 45 minutes long on each side. Tapes longer than
that are so thin they may not work well in this player.
With the radio on, insert a cassette tape. Once the tape
is playing, use the control knobs
for VOL, BAL, FADE,
BASS and TREBjust as youdo for the radio. A lighted
cassette symbol shows when a cassette tape is in the
player. A lighted arrow willalso appear and show the
direction of play when a tapeis active.
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PREV (1): Press PREVor the SEEK downarrow
to searchfor the previous selection.A minimum
three-second blank gapis needed for the player to
stop at the beginning
of the selection.The tape
direction arrow will blink during the SEEK operation
and the sound will mute in this mode.
NEXT (2): Press NEXT or the SEEK up arrow to
search for the next selection. The tape direction arrow
will blink duringthe SEEK operation and the sound
will mute in this mode.
REV (4): Press this button to rapidly reverse the tape.
The tape will rapidly reverse to the beginning
of the
cassette reel or untilyou press REV again. Use the
SEEK button or the
TUNE knob to play the radio
areduring REV. The radio plays the last selected station.
(5): Press this button to reduce background tape noise
(noise reduction is only available in the cassette mode).
The double-D symbol will appear on the display.
FWD (6):Press this button to rapidly advance the tape.
The tape will rapidly advance to the of
end
the cassette
reel or until you press
FWD again. Use the SEEK button
or the TUNE knob to play the radio during
FWD.The
radio plays the last selected station.
PRO& Press this button onthe remote cassette player
to go from one side of the tape tothe other.
CDPLAY: After a cassette tape and CD
a have been
inserted, press the CDRLAY button to switch between
the CD player andthe cassette tape player. Both features
cannot be played at the same time.
EJECT: Press this buttonon the remote cassette player
to remove the tape. EJECT can be used with
either the
ignition or radio off. Also, you must press EJECT before
loading a cassette with
the radio off to allow loading. If
you leave a cassette tape in
the player while listeningto
the radio,it may become warm.
CLN: If this message appearson the display, the
cassette tape player needs to be cleaned. It will still
play tapes, but you should clean it as soon as possible
to prevent damage to the tapes and player.
See “Care of
Your Cassette Tape Player” inthe Index. After you clean
the player, press and hold RECALL on the radio and the
EJECT button on the remote cassette
for five seconds to
reset the CLN indicator. The radio will display--- to
show the indicator was reset.
Theft-Deterrent Feature
THEFTLOCK” is designed to discourage theft of your
radio. It works by using a secret code to disable all radio
functions whenever battery power
is removed.
The THEFTLOCK feature for the radio may be used
or
ignored. If ignored, the system plays normally and the
radio is not protectedby the feature. If THEFTLOCK is
activated, your radio will not operate
if stolen.
When THEFTLOCKis activated, the radio will display
LOC toindicate a locked condition anytime battery
power has been interrupted.If your battery loses power
for any reason, you must unlock the radio with
the secret
code before it will operate.
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5 . Press MN and 000 will appear on the display.
Activating the Theft-Deterrent Feature
The instructions which follow, explain how enter
to
6 . Press MN again to make the last two digits agree
with your code.
your secret code to activate the
THEFTLOCK system.
It is recommended that you read through all nine steps 7. Press HR to make thefirst one or two digits agree
before starting the procedure.
with your code.
NOTE: If you allow more than 15 seconds to elapse
8. Press AM-FM after you have confirmed that the
between any steps,the radio automatically reverts to
code matches the secret code you have written down.
time and you must start the procedure over
at Step 4.
The display will show REP
to let you know that you
need to repeat Steps5 through 7 to confirm your
1. Write down any three or four-digit number from
000 to 1999 and keep it in a safe place separate
secret code.
from the vehicle.
9. Press AM-FM and this time the display will show
SEC to letyou know that your radiois secure. The
2. Turn the ignition toACCESSORY or ON.
indicator by the volume control will begin flashing
3. Turn the radiooff.
when the ignition is turned
off.
4. Press the 1 and 4 buttons together. Hold them down
until --- shows on the display. Next you will use the
secret code number which you have written down.
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Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After
a
Power Loss
Enter your secretcode as follows; pause no more than
15 seconds between steps:
1. LOC appears when the ignitionis on.
2. Press MN and 000 will appear on the display.
3. Press MN again to make the last two digits agree
with yourcode.
4. Press HR to make thefirst one or two digits agree
with your code.
5. Press AM-FM after you have confirmed that the
code matches the secret code
you have written down.
The display will showSEC, indicating the radiois
now operable and secure.
If you enter the wrong code eight times,
INOP will
appear on the display.You will haveto wait an hour
with the ignition on before you can
try again. When
you try again, you will only have three chances to
enter the correctcode before INOP appears.
If you lose or forget your code, contact your dealer.
Disabling the Theft-Deterrent Feature
Enter your secret code asfollows; pause no more than
15 seconds between steps:
1. Turn the ignition to ACCESSORY or ON.
2. Turn the radio off.
3. Press the 1 and 4 buttons together. Hold them down
until SEC shows on the display.
4. Press MN and 000 will appear on the display.
5. Press MN again to make the last two digits agree
with your code.
6. Press HR to make thefirst one or two digits agree
with your code.
7. Press AM-FM after you have confirmed that the
code matches the secret code you have written down.
The display will show---,indicating that the radiois
no longer secured.
If the code enteredis incorrect, SEC will appear
on the
display. The radio will remain secured until the correct
code is entered.
When battery poweris removed and later applied toa
secured radio, the radio won’t turn on LOC
and will
appear on the display.
To unlock a secured radio,see “Unlocking the
Theft-Deterrent Feature Aftera Power Loss” earlier
in this section.
Understanding RadioReception
To help avoid hearing lossor damage:
FM Stereo
Adjust the volume control to the lowest setting.
FM stereo will give you the best sound. FM
But signals
will reach only about10 to 40 miles (16 to 65 km).Tall
buildings or hills can interfere with
FM signals, causing
the soundto come and go.
Increase volume slowly until you hear comfortably
and clearly.
NOTICE:
AM
Before you add any sound equipment
to your
vehicle like atape player, CB radio, mobile
telephone or two-way radio be sure you can
add what you want.If you can, it’s very
important to do it properly. Added sound
equipment may interfere withthe operation of
Tips About Your Audio System
your vehicle’s engine, Delcoradio or other
systems, and even damage them. Your vehicle’s
Hearing damage fromloud noise is almost undetectable
systems may interfere with
the operation of
until it is too late.Your hearing can adapt to higher
volumes of sound. Sound that seems normal can be loud sound equipmentthat has been added
and harmful to your hearing. Take precautions by
improperly.
adjusting the volume control on your radio
to a safe
So, before adding sound equipment, check
with
sound level before your hearing adapts it.
to
your dealerand be sure tocheck Federal rules
covering mobileradio and telephone units.
The rangefor most AM stations is greater than
for FM,
especially at night. The longer range, however, can
cause stations to interfere with each other.
AM can pick
up noise from thingslike storms and power lines.
Try
reducing the treble to reduce this noise
youifever get it.
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Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
A tape playerthat is not cleaned regularly can cause
reduced sound quality, ruined cassettes or a damaged
mechanism. Cassette tapes should
be stored in their
cases away from contaminants, direct sunlight and
extreme heat.If they aren’t, they may not operate
properly or may causefailure of the tape player.
Your tape player should be cleaned regularly after
every 50 hours of use. Your radio may displayCLN
to indicate that you have used your tape player
for
50 hours without resetting thetape clean timer.If this
message appears onthe display, your cassette tape
player needsto be cleaned. It will still play tapes, but
you should cleanit as soon as possible to prevent
damage to your tapes and player.If you notice a
reduction in sound quality, try a known good cassette
to see if it is the tape or the tape player at fault.
If this
other cassette has no improvementin sound quality,
clean the tape player.
Cleaning may be done with a scrubbing action,
non-abrasive cleaningcassette with pads whichscrub
the tape headas the hubs of the cleaner cassette turn.
A scrubbing action cleaning
cassette is available through
your dealership. When using a cleaning cassette,
it is
normal for the cassette toeject while cleaning because
your unit is equipped with cut
a tape detectionfeature
and some cleaning cassettes may appear as a broken
tape. If the cleaningcassette is ejected immediately
from the tape player, you will need
to override the cut
tape feature.
To temporarily override thisfeature (for one insertion),
follow these steps:
1. Turn the ignition on.
2. Turn the radio off.
3. Press and hold TAPE AUX until the tape symbol
flashes on the display. (For vehicles without
Automatic Tone Control, press bothSEEK arrows.)
4. Insert the cleaning cassette. (Insert the cassette at
least three times to ensure thorough cleaning.)
5. Eject the cleaning cassette.
When the cleaning cassette has been ejected, the broken
tape detectionfeature is active again.
After you clean the player, press and hold EJECT
for
five seconds to reset the CLN indicator.
The radio will
display --- to show the indicatorwas reset.
Cassettes are subject to wear and the sound quality
may degrade over time. Always make sure the cassette
tape is in good condition before you have your tape
player serviced.
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Care of Your Compact Discs
Fixed Mast Antenna
Handle discs carefully.Store them in their original cases The fixed mast antenna can withstand most car washes
or other protective cases and away from direct sunlight without being damaged. If the mast should
ever become
slightly bent, you can straighten
it out by hand. If the
and dust.If the surfaceof a discis soiled, dampen a
it might be by vandals, you should
clean, soft cloth in a mild, neutral detergent solution andmast is badly bent, as
clean it, wiping from the center to the edge.
replace it.
Be sure neverto touch the signal surface when handling
discs. Pick up discs by graspingthe outer edgesor the
edge of the hole andthe outer edge.
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Check every oncein a whileto be sure the mastis still
tightened to the fender.
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Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
Here you’ll find information about driving on different kinds
of roads and in varying weather conditions. We’ve also
included manyother useful tips on driving.
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Defensive Driving
Driving Drunk
Having Controlof Your Vehicle
Your Braking System Information
Anti-Lock Brake Information
Braking in Emergencies
Steering Tips
Off-Road Recovery Tips
Passing Other Vehicles
Losing Controlof Your Vehicle
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Night Driving
Driving in Rain and on
Wet Roads
Tips Before Leaving on a Long Trip
Avoiding Highway Hypnosis
Driving on Hills and Mountains
Winter Driving
If You’re Caugh.t ina Blizzard
Recreational Vehicle Towing
Loading Your Vehicle
Helpful Hintsfor Towing a Trailer
Defensive Driving
The best advice anyone can give about driving is:
Drive defensively.
Please start with avery important safety device in your
Chevrolet: Buckle up. (See "Safety Belts" in the Index.)
Defensive driving really means "be ready
for anything."
On city streets, rural roads or freeways, it means
"always expect the unexpected."
Assume that pedestrians or other drivers are going
to be
careless and make mistakes. Anticipate what they might
do. Be readyfor their mistakes.
Rear-end collisions are about the most preventable
of
accidents. Yet they are common. Allow enough
following distance. It's the best defensive driving
maneuver, in both city and rural driving. You never
know when the vehicle infront of you is going to brake
or turn suddenly.
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The obvious way to solve this highway safety problem
is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. But
Death and injury associated with drinking and driving is what if people do? How much is “too much”if the
a national tragedy. It’s
the number one contributor to
driver plans to drive? It’s a lot less than many might
the highway death toll, claiming thousandsof victims
think. Although it depends on each person and situation,
every year.
here is some general information on the problem.
Alcohol affectsfour things that anyone needs to drive
The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)of someone
a vehicle:
who is drinking depends uponfour things:
Judgment
The amount of alcohol consumed
Drunken Driving
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MuscularCoordination
The drinker’s body weight
Vision
The amount of food that is consumed before and
during drinking
Attentiveness.
Police records show that almost halfof all motor
vehicle-related deaths involve alcohol.In most cases,
these deaths arethe result of someone who was drinking
and driving.In recent years, some17,000 annual motor
vehicle-related deaths have been associated with the use
of alcohol, with more than300,000 people injured.
lviany adults -- by some estimates, nearly half the
adult population-- choose never to drink alcohol,
so
they never drive after drinking. For persons under 21,
it’s against the law in every
U.S. state to drink alcohol.
There are good medical, psychological and
developmental reasonsfor these laws.
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The length of time it has taken the drinker to
consume the alcohol.
According to the American Medical Association, a
180-lb. (82 kg) personwho drinks three 12-ounce
(355 ml) bottles of beer in an hour will
end up with a
BAC of about0.06 percent. The person would reach
the
same BACby drinking three 4-ounce (120 ml) glasses
of wine or three mixed drinks if each had
1 - 1/2 ounces
(45 ml) of a liquor like whiskey, gin or vodka.
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Since alcohol is carried in body water, this means that a
woman generally will reach a higher BAC level than a
man of her same body weight when each has the same
number of drinks.
The law in manyU.S. states sets the legal limit at a BAC
of 0.10 percent. In a growing numberof U.S. states, and
throughout Canada, the limit is0.08 percent. In some
other countries, it’s even lower. The BAC limit
for all
commercial drivers in the United States 0.04
is percent.
The BAC will be over
0.10 percent after three to
six
drinks (in one hour). Of course, as we’ve seen, it
depends on how much alcoholis in the drinks, and how
quickly the person drinks them.
But the ability to drive is affected well below a BAC of
0.10 percent. Research shows that the driving skills
of
many people are impairedat a BAG approaching
0.05 percent, and thatthe effects are worse at night. All
It’s the amountof alcohol that counts. For example,
if
drivers are impaired at BAC levels above
0.05 percent.
the same person drank three double martinis
(3 ounces
Statistics show that the chance
of being in a collision
or 90 ml of liquor each) within an hour, the person’s
increases sharplyfor drivers who have a BAC
of
BAC would be close to
0.12 percent. A person who
of
consumes foodjust before or during drinking will have a 0.05 percent or above. A driver with a BAC level
0.06 percent has doubled his
or her chanceof having a
somewhat lower BAC level.
of 0.10 percent, the chance of
collision. At a BAC level
There is a gender difference, too. Women generally have
this driver having a collision
is 12 times greater; at a
a lower relative percentage
of body water than men.
level of 0.15 percent, the chance is25 times greater!
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The body takes about an hour to rid itself
of the alcohol
in one drink. No amount of coffee or number of cold
showers will speed that up.
“I’ll be careful” isn’tthe
right answer. What if there’s an emergency, a need to
take sudden action, as when a child
darts into the street?
A person with even a moderateBAC might not be able
to react quickly enough
to avoid the collision.
There’s somethingelse about drinking and driving that
many people don’t know. Medical research shows that
alcohol in a person’s systemcan make crash injuries
worse, especially injuries to the brain, spinal cord
or
heart. This means that when anyone who has been
drirking -- driver or passenger-- is in a crash, that
person’s chance of being killed or permanently disabled
is higher than ifthe person had not been drinking.
’ A CAUTION:
Drinking and then driving is very dangerous.
Your reflexes, perceptions, attentiveness
and
judgment can be affected by evena small amount
of alcohol. You can have a serious or even
fatal collision if youdrive after drinking.
Please don’tdrink anddrive or ride with a driver
who has been drinking. Ride home aincab; or if
you’re witha group, designatea driver who will
not drink.
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Braking
You have three systems that make your vehicle go whereBraking action involvesperception time and
you wantit to go. Theyare the brakes, the steering and
reaction time.
the accelerator. All three systems havedo
totheir work
First, you have to decide to push on the brake pedal.
at the places where the tires meet the road.
That’s perception time. Then you have to bring up your
foot anddo it. That’s reaction time.
Average reaction time is about 3/4 of a second. But
that’s only an average.It might be less with one driver
and as long as two or three seconds or more with
another. Age, physical condition, alertness, coordination
and eyesight all play a part.
So do alcohol, drugs and
frustration. But even in
3/4 of a second, a vehicle
moving at 60 mph (100 km/h) travels 66 feet (20 m).
That could be a lot
of distance in an emergency, so
keeping enough space between your vehicle and others
is important.
And, of course, actual stopping distances
vary greatly
with the surface of the road (whether it’s pavement or
gravel); the conditionof the road (wet, dry, icy); tire
tread; the conditionof your brakes; the weight
of the
vehicle and the amount
of brake force applied.
Sometimes, as when you’re driving on snow or ice, it’s
easy to ask moreof those control systems than the tires
and road can provide. That means you can lose control
of your vehicle.
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Avoid needless heavy braking.Some people drive
in spurts -- heavy acceleration followedby heavy
braking -- rather than keeping pace with traffic.This is a
mistake. Your brakes may not have time to cool between
hard stops.Your brakes will wearout much faster if you
do a lotof heavy braking. If you keep pace with
the
traffic and allow realistic following distances, you will
eliminate a lotof unnecessary braking. That means
better braking andlonger brake life.
If your engine ever stops while you’re driving, brake
normally but don’t pump your brakes. If you do,
the
pedal may get harderto push down.If your engine
stops, you willstill have some power brake assist. But
you will useit when you brake. Once the power assistis
used up, it may take longer tostop and the brake pedal
will be harder to push.
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
Your vehicle has anti-lock brakes(ABS). ABS is an
advanced electronic braking system that will help
prevent a brakingskid.
If there’s a problem with the
anti-lock brake system, this
warning light will stay on.
See “Anti-Lock Brake
System Warning Light” in
the Index.
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The anti-lock system can change the brake pressure faster
than any driver could. The computeris programmed to
make the most of availabletire and road conditions.
Here’s how anti-lock works. Let’s say the road is wet.
You’re driving safely. Suddenly an animal jumps out in
front of you.
You slam on the brakes. Here’s what happens with
ABS.
You can steer around the obstacle while braking hard.
A computer senses that wheels are slowing down.
If one
As you brake, your computer keeps receiving updates on
of the wheels is about to stop rolling, the computer will wheel speed and controls braking pressure accordingly.
separately work the brakesat each front wheel and at the
rear wheels.
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Remember: Anti-lock doesn’t change
the time you need
to get your foot up tothe brake pedal or always decrease
stopping distance. If you
get too close tothe vehicle in
front of you, you won’t have time to apply your brakes
if that vehicle suddenly slowsor stops. Alwaysleave
enough room up ahead to stop, even though you have
anti-lock brakes.
Steering Tips
Driving onCurves
It’s important to take curves at a reasonable speed.
A lot of the “driver lost control’’ accidents mentioned
on
the news happen on curves. Here’s why:
Experienced driveror beginner, each of us is subjectto
Using Anti-Lock
the same lawsof physics when driving on curves.The
Don’t pumpthe brakes. Just hold the brake pedal
traction of the tires againstthe road surface makesit
down andlet anti-lock workfor you. You may feel the
possible for the vehicle to change its path when
you turn
system working, or you may notice some
noise, but this
the front wheels. If there’s no traction,
inertia will keep
is normal.
the vehicle going in
the same direction.If you’ve ever
tried to steer a vehicle
on wet ice, you’ll understand this.
Braking in Emergencies
The traction you can getin a curve depends on the
With anti-lock, youcan steer and brake atthe same
condition of your tires and the road surface, the angle at
time. In many emergencies, steeringcan help you more
which the curve is banked, and your speed. While you’re
than even the very best braking.
in a curve, speed is the one factor you can control.
Suppose you’re steering througha sharp curve. Then you
Steering
suddenly accelerate. Both control systems-- steering and
Power Steering
acceleration -- have to do their work where the tires meet
the road. Adding the sudden acceleration
can demand too
If you lose power steering assist because the
engine
much
of
those
places.
You
can
lose
control.
stops or the systemis not functioning, you can steer but
it will take much more effort.
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What should you do if this ever happens? Ease up on the
Steering in Emergencies
accelerator pedal, steerthe vehicle the way you wantit
There are times when steering can be more effective
to go, and slow down.
than braking. For example, you come over a hill and
Speed limit signs near curves warn that you should
find a truck stopped in your lane,
or a car suddenly pulls
adjust your speed.Of course, the posted speeds are
out from nowhere, or a child darts out from between
based on good weather and road conditions. Under less parked cars and stops right in front
of you. You can
favorable conditions you’ll want go
to slower.
avoid these problems by braking
-- if you can stop in
time. But sometimes you can’t; there isn’t room.
If you need to reduce your speedas you approach a
curve, doit before you enter the curve, while your front That’s the timefor evasive action -- steering around
the problem.
wheels are straight ahead.
Try to adjust your speedso you can “drive” through the Your Chevrolet can perform very wellin emergencies
like these. First apply your brakes. (See “Braking
in
curve. Maintain a reasonable, steady speed. Wait to
Emergencies’’ earlier in this section.)
It is better to
accelerate untilyou are out of the curve, and then
remove as much speed as you can from a possible
accelerate gently intothe straightaway.
collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left or
right depending on the space available.
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Off-Road Recovery
You may find sometime that your right wheels
have
dropped off the edgeof a roadonto the shoulder while
you’re driving.
OFF-ROAD RECOVERY
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An emergencylike this requires close attention and a
quick decision.If you are holdingthe steering wheelat
the recommended9 and 3 o’clock positions, youcan
turn it a full 180 degrees very quickly without removing
either hand. But you have act
to fast, steer quickly, and
just as quickly straightenthe wheel once you have
avoided the object.
edge of paved surface
If the level of the shoulder is only slightly below the
pavement, recovery should be fairly
easy. Ease off the
The fact that such emergency situations are always
accelerator and then, if there is nothing
in the way, steer so
possible is a good reason to practice defensive driving at
that your vehicle straddles the edge of the pavement.
You
all times and wear safety belts properly.
can turn the steering wheel up to one-quarter
turn until the
right front tire contacts the pavement edge. .Then
turn your
steering wheel to go straight down the roadway.
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Passing
Do not get too close to the vehicle you want to
pass while you’re awaiting an opportunity. For one
thing, following too closely reduces your area
of
vision, especiallyif you’re followinga larger
vehicle. Also, you won’t have adequate space if the
vehicle ahead suddenly slows or stops. Keep back
a
reasonable distance.
The driverof a vehicle about to pass another
on a
two-lane highway waitsfor justthe right moment,
accelerates, moves around the vehicle ahead, then goes
back into the right lane again.
A simple maneuver?
Not necessarily! Passing another vehicle on
a two-lane
highway is a potentially dangerous move, since the
passing vehicle occupies the same lane as oncoming
traffic for several seconds.A miscalculation, an error in
judgment, or a brief surrender to frustrationor anger can
suddenly put the passing driver
face to face with the
worst of all traffic accidents-- the head-on collision.
When it looks like a chance to pass is coming up,
start to accelerate but stay in the right lane and don’t
get too close. Time your move
so you will be
increasing speed as the time comes to move into the
other lane.If the way is clear to pass,you will have a
“running start” that more than makes up
for the
distance you would lose by dropping back. Andif
something happens to cause
you to cancel your pass,
you need only slow down anddrop back again and
wait for another opportunity.
So here are some tips
for passing:
“Drive ahead.” Look down the road, to the sides and to
crossroads for situations that might affect your passing
patterns. If you have any doubt whatsoever about
making a successful pass, wait fora better time.
Watch for traffk signs, pavement markings and lines.
If you can see a sign up ahead that might indicatea
turn or an intersection, delay your pass.A broken
center line usually indicates it’s
all right to pass
(providing the road ahead is clear). Never cross
a solid
line on your side of the lane or
a double solid line,
even if the roadseem empty of approaching traffk.
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If other cars are lined upto pass a slow vehicle, wait
your turn. But takecare that someoneisn’t trying to
pass you as you pull out to pass the slow vehicle.
Remember to glance over your shoulder and check
the blind spot.
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Check your mirrors, glance over your shoulder, and
start your left lane changesignal before moving out
of the right lane to pass. When you
are far enough
ahead of the passed vehicle tosee its front in your
inside mirror, activate your rightlane change signal
and move back into
the right lane. (Remember that
your rightoutside mirror is convex. The vehicle you
just passed may seem to be
farther away from you
than it really is.)
Try not to pass more thanone vehicle at a time
on two-lane roads. Reconsider before passing
the
next vehicle.
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Don’t overtake a slowly moving vehicletoo rapidly.
Even though the brake lampsare not flashing,it may
be slowing down or startingto turn.
If you’re being passed, makeit easy for the
following driver toget ahead of you. Perhaps you
can ease a little to the right.
Loss of Control
Let’s review what driving experts say about what
happens when the three control systems (brakes, steering
and acceleration) don’t have enough friction where
the
tires meet the road to do what
the driver has asked.
In any emergency, don’t give up. Keep trymg to steer and
constantly seek an escape route or area of less danger.
Skidding
In a skid, a driver can lose control of the vehicle.
Defensive drivers avoid most skids by taking reasonable
care suited to existing conditions, and by not “overdriving”
those conditions. But skids are always possible.
The three typesof skids correspond to your Chevrolet’s
three control systems. In the braking skid, your wheels
aren’t rolling.In the steering or cornering skid,
too
much speed or steeringin a curve causes tires
to slip and
lose cornering force. And in the acceleration skid, too
much throttle causes the driving wheels to spin.
If your vehicle starts to slide, ease your
foot off the
accelerator pedal and quickly steer the way you want the
vehicle to go.If you start steering quickly enough, your
vehicle may straighten out. Always be ready
for a
second skidif it occurs.
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Of course, tractionis reduced when water, snow, ice,
gravel or other material
is on the road. For safety, you’ll
want to slow down and adjust your driving
to these
conditions. It isimportant to slow down on slippery
surfaces because stopping distance will be longer and
vehicle control more limited.
While driving on a surface with reduced traction, try
your best to avoid sudden steering, acceleration or
braking (including engine braking
by shifting to a lower
gear). Any sudden changes could cause the tires to slide.
You may not realize the surface
is slippery until your
vehicle is skidding. Learn to recognize warning
clues -- such as enough water,
ice or packed snow on
the road to make a “mirrored surface”
-- and slow
down when you have any doubt.
Remember: Any anti-lock brake system(ABS) helps
avoid only the braking skid.
Driving at Night
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Night drivingis more dangerous than day driving. One
reason is that some driversare likely tobe impaired -- by
alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue.
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Here are some tips on night driving.
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Drivedefensively.
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Don’t dnnk and drive.
Adjust your inside rearview mirror to reduce the
glare from headlamps behind you.
Since you can’t see as well, you may need to slow
down and keep morespace between you and
other vehicles.
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Slow down, especially on higher speed roads.Your
headlamps can light up only so much road ahead.
In remote areas, watch for animals.
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If you’re tired, pulloff the road in a safe place
and rest.
Night Vision
No one can see as well at night as in the daytime. But
as
we get olderthese differences increase. A 50-year-old
driver may require atleast twice as muchlight to see the
same thing at night as a 20-year-old.
What you do in the daytime can also affect your night
vision. For example, if you spend the day in bright
sunshine you are wise to wear sunglasses. Your eyes will
have less trouble adjusting to night. But
if you’re
driving, don’t wear sunglassesat night. They may cut
down onglare from headlamps, but they also makelota
of things invisible.
You can be temporarily blindedby approaching
headlamps. It can take a second
or two, or even several
seconds, for your eyesto readjust to the dark. Whenyou
are faced with severeglare (as from adriver who
doesn’t lower the high beams, or a vehicle with
misaimed headlamps), slow down a little.
Avoid staring
directly into the approaching headlamps.
Keep your windshield and all
the glass on your vehicle
clean -- inside and out. Glare at night is made much
worse by dirt on the glass. Even the insideof the glass
can build up afilm caused by dust. Dirty glass makes
lights dazzle and flash more than clean glass would,
making the pupilsof your eyes contract repeatedly.
Remember that your headlamps light up
far less of a
roadway when you are in a turn or curve. Keep your
eyes moving; that way, it’s easier to pick out dimly
lighted objects. Justas your headlamps should be
checked regularlyfor proper aim,so should your eyes
be examined regularly. Some drivers suffer
from night
blindness -- the inability tosee in dim light-- and
aren’t even aware of it.
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Driving in Rain and onWet Roads
Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet
road, you can't stop, accelerate or turn as well because
your tire-to-road traction isn't as good as on dry roads.
And, if your tires don't have much tread left, you'll
get
even less traction.It's always wise togo slower and be
cautious if rain startsto fall while you are driving.The
surface may get wet suddenly when your reflexes
are
tuned for driving on dry pavement.
The heavier the rain, the harderis itto see. Evenif your
windshield wiper blades are
in good shape, a heavy rain
can make it harderto see road signs and traffic signals,
pavement markings, the edge
of the road and even
people walking.
It's wise to keep your windshield wiping equipment in
good shape and keep your windshield washer tank filled
with washer fluid. Replace your windshield wiper
inserts when they show signs of streaking
or missing
areas on the windshield, or when strips of rubber start
to
separate from the inserts.
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Wet brakes can cause accidents. They won’t work
as well in aquick stop and may cause pulling to
one side. You could lose control
of the vehicle.
After driving through a large puddle
of water or
a car wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until
your brakes work normally.
Driving toofast through large water puddles
or even
going through somecar washes can cause problems, too.
The water may affect your brakes. Try
to avoid puddles.
But if you can’t, try to slow down before you hit them.
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Hydroplaning
1Driving Through Deep Standing Water
Hydroplaning is dangerous. So much water can build up
under your tires that theycan actually ride on the
water.
This can happenif the roadis wet enough and you’re
going fast enough. When your vehicle
is hydroplaning,
it has little or no contact with the road.
NOTICE:
If you drive too quickly through deep puddles
or
standing water, water can come in through your
engine’s air intake and badly damage your
engine. Never drive through water that is slightly
lower than the underbody
of your vehicle.If you
can’t avoid deep puddlesor standing water, drive
through them very slowly.
Hydroplaning doesn’t happen often. But
it can if your
tires do not have much tread or if the pressure inorone
more is low. It can happen ifa lot of water is standing on
the road.If you can see reflections from trees, telephone
poles or other vehicles, and raindrops “dimple” the
water’s surface, there could be hydroplaning.
Hydroplaning usually happens at higher speeds. There
just isn’t a hard and fast rule about hydroplaning. The
best advice is to slow down when
it is raining.
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
0 Turn on your low-beam headlamps
-- not just your
parking lamps -- to help make you more visible
to others.
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Besides slowing down, allow some extra following
distance. And be especially careful whenyou pass
another vehicle. Allow yourself more clear room
ahead, and be preparedto have your view restricted
by road spray.
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Have good tires with proper tread depth. (See
“Tires” in the Index.)
City Driving
Here are ways to increase your safety in city driving:
Know the best way to get to where you are
going. Get a city map and plan your
trip into an
unknown part of the cityjust as you would for a
cross-country trip.
Try to use the freeways that rim and crisscross most
large cities.You’ll save time and energy. (See the
next part, “Freeway Driving.”)
Treat a green light as a warning signal. A traffic
light is there becausethe corner is busy enough to
need it. When a lightturns green, andjust before you
start to move, check both waysfor vehicles that have
not clearedthe intersection or maybe running the
red light.
One of the biggest problems with city streets
is the
amount of traffic on them. You’ll want to watch out
for
what the other drivers are doing and pay attention to
traffic signals.
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Freeway Driving
At the entrance, thereis usually a ramp that leads to the
freeway. If you have a clear viewof the freeway as you
drive along the entrance ramp, you should begin to
check traffic. Try to determine where
you expect to
blend with the flow. Try to merge into the gap at close to
the prevailing speed. Switch on your turn signal, check
your mirrors and glance over your shoulder as often as
necessary. Try to blend smoothly with the traffic flow.
Once you are on the freeway, adjust your speed to the
posted limit or to the prevailing rate if it’s slower. Stay
in the right lane unless you want to pass.
Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use
your turn signal.
Just before you leave the lane, glance quickly over your
shoulder to make sure there isn’t another vehicle in your
“blind” spot.
Once you are moving on the freeway, make certain you
allow a reasonable following distance. Expect to move
Mile for mile, freeways (also called thruways, parkways, slightly slower at night.
expressways, turnpikes or superhighways) are the safest
When you want to leavethe freeway, move to the proper
of all roads. But they have their own special rules.
lane well in advance.If you m i s s your exit, do not,
The most important advice on freeway driving is: Keep under any circumstances, stop and back up. Drive on to
up with traffic and keep to the right. Drive at the same the next exit.
speed mostof the other drivers are driving. Too-fast
or
too-slow driving breaks a smooth traffic flow. Treat the The exit ramp canbe curved, sometimes quite sharply.
left lane on a freeway
as a passing lane.
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The exit speed is usually posted.
Here are some things you can check before a trip:
Reduce your speed according to your speedometer, not
to your sense of motion. After drivingfor any distance
at higher speeds, you may tend
to think you are going
slower than you actually are.
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Windshield Washer Fluid: Is the reservoir full? Are
all windows clean inside and outside?
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Wiper Blades: Are they in good shape?
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Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: Have you checked
all levels?
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Lamps: Are they all working? Are the lenses clean?
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
Make sure you’re ready.Try to be well rested.If you
must start when you’re notfresh -- such as after a day’s
work -- don’t planto make too many miles that
first part
of the journey. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes you
can easily drivein.
Is your vehicle readyfor a long trip? If you keepit
serviced and maintained, it’s ready to If
go.it needs
service, have it done before startingout. Of course,
you’ll find experienced and able service experts in
Chevrolet dealershipsall across North America. They’ll
be ready and willing to help if you need it.
Tires: They are vitally important to a safe,
trouble-free trip. Is the tread good enoughfor
long-distance driving? Arethe tires all inflated to
the
recommended pressure?
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Weather Forecasts: What’s the weather outlook
along your route? Should you delay your
trip a short
time to avoid a major storm system?
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Maps: Do you have up-to-date maps?
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Highway Hypnosis
Hill and Mountain Roads
Is there actually such a condition as “highway hypnosis”?
Or is it just plainfalling asleep at the wheel?Call it
highway hypnosis, lack of awareness, or whatever.
There is something about an easy stretchof road with the
of the tires on the road,
same scenery, along with the hum
the droneof the engine, andthe rush of the wind against
the vehicle that can make you sleepy. Don’t let it happen
to you! If it does, your vehicle can leave the road
in less
than a second, and you could crash and be injured.
What can you do about highway hypnosis? First, be
aware thatit can happen.
Then hereare some tips:
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Make sureyour vehicle is well ventilated, with a
comfortably cool interior.
a Keep your eyes moving. Scan
the road ahead and to
the sides. Check your rearview mirrors and your
Driving on steep hills or mountainsis different from
instruments frequently.
driving inflat or rolling terrain.
0 If you get sleepy, pull off the road into
rest,
a service
or parking area and take a nap, get some exercise, or
both. For safety, treat drowsiness on the highway as
an emergency.
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If you drive regularly in steep country,
or if you’re
planning to visit there, here are some tips that
can make
your tripssafer and more enjoyable.
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Keep your vehicle in good shape. Check all fluid levels
and also the brakes, tires, cooling system and transaxle.
These parts can work hard on mountain roads.
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Know how to go down hills. The most important
thing to know is this:let your enginedo some of the
slowing down. Shift to a lower gear when
you go
down a steep or long hill.
If you don’t shift down, your
brakes could
get so hot thatthey wouldn’t workwell. You
would then have poor brakingor even none going
down a hill, You could crash.Shift down to let
your engineassist your brakeson a steep
downhill slope.
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Coasting downhill in NEUTRAL (N) or with the
ignition off is dangerous. Your brakes will have to
do all the work of slowing down. They could getso
hot that they wouldn’t work well. You would then
have poor braking or even none going downa hill.
You could crash. Always have your engine running
and yourvehicle in gear when you go downhill.
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Know how to go uphill. Drive the
in highest
gear possible.
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Stay in your own lanewhen driving on two-lane
roads in hillsor mountains. Don’t swing wide or cut
across the centerof the road. Drive at speeds that let
you stay in your own lane.
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As you go over the top aofhill,be alert. There could be
something in your lane, like a stalled or
caran accident.
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You may see highway signs on mountains thatwarn of
special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or
no-passing zones, a falling rocks area
or windmg
roads. Be alert to these and take appropriate action.
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Winter Driving
Here are some tips for winter driving:
Have your vehicle in good shape for winter.
e YOU may want to put winter emergency supplies in
your trunk.
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Include anice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply
of windshield washer fluid,a rag, some winter outer
clothing, a small shovel, a flashlight, a red cloth and a
couple of reflective warning triangles. And, if you will
be driving under severe conditions, include a small bag
of sand, a piece of old carpetor a coupleof burlap bags
to help provide traction.Be sure you properly secure
these items in your vehicle.
Driving on Snow or Ice
Most of the time, those places where yourtires meet the
road probably have good traction.
However, if thereis snow or ice between your tires and
the road, you can have a very slippery
situation. You’ll
have alot less tractionor “grip” and will need to be
very careful.
What’s the worst timefor this? “Wet ice.” Very cold
snow or ice can be slick and hard to
drive on. But wet
ice can be even more trouble becauseit may offerthe
least tractionof all. You can get wet ice when it’s about
freezing (32°F; 0°C) and freezing rain begins tofall.
Try to avoid driving on wet ice until salt and sand crews
can get there.
Whatever the condition-- smooth ice, packed, blowing
or loose snow -- drive with caution. Accelerate gently.
Try not to break thefragile traction. If you accelerate
too fast, the drive wheels will spin and polish the surface
under the tires even more.
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Your anti-lock brakes improve your vehicle’s stability
If You’re Caught in a Blizzard
when you makea hard stop on a slippery road. Even
though you have the anti-lock braking system, you’ll
want to begin stopping sooner than
you would on dry
pavement. See “Anti-Lock’’ in the Index.
Allow greater following distance on any
slippery road.
Watch for slippery spots. The road might befine
until you hit a spot that’s covered with ice. On an
otherwise clear road,ice patches may appear in
shaded areas where the sun can’t reach: around
clumps of trees, behind buildings or under bridges.
Sometimes the surfaceof a curve or an overpass may
remain icy when the surrounding roads are clear.
If
you see a patch of ice ahead of you, brake before you
are on it. Try not to brake while you’re actually on
the ice, and avoid sudden steering maneuvers.
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If you are stopped by heavy snow, you could bein a
serious situation.You should probably stay with your
vehicle unlessyou know for sure that you are near help
and you can hike through the snow. Here are some
things todo to summon help and keep yourself and your
passengers safe:
Turn on your hazard flashers.
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Tie a red cloth to your vehicle toalert police that
you’ve been stopped by the snow.
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Put on extra clothing or wrap a blanket around you.
If you have no blanketsor extra clothing,make body
insulators from newspapers, burlapbags, rags, floor
mats -- anything you can wrap around yourself or
tuck under your clothing to keep
warm.
A CAUTION:
Snow can trap exhaust gasesunder your vehicle.
This can cause deadlyCO (carbon monoxide) gas
to get inside.CO could overcome youand kill
you. You can’t seeit or smell it, so you might not
know it is in your vehicle.Clear away snow from
around thebase of your vehicle, especially any
that is blockingyour exhaust pipe. And check
around again from timeto time to be sure snow
doesn’t collect there.
Open a window just a little on the side
of the
vehicle that’s awayfrom the wind. Thiswill help
keep CO out.
You can run the engine to keep warm, butbe careful.
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Run your engine onlyas long as you must. This saves
fuel. When you run the engine, makeit go a little faster
than just idle. That is, push the accelerator slightly. This
uses less fuelfor the heat that you get and
it keeps the
battery charged. You will need a well-charged battery to
restart the vehicle, and possibly
for signaling later on
with your headlamps. Let the heater run
for a while.
Towing Your Vehicle from the Front
There are two ways to tow your vehicle from the front.
Then, shut the engine off and close
the window almost
all the way to preserve the heat. Start the engine again
and repeat this only when youfeel really uncomfortable
from the cold.But do it as little as possible. Preserve the
fuel as long as you can. To help keep warm, you can get
out of the vehicle and do some fairly vigorous exercises
every half houror sountil help comes.
Recreational Vehicle Towing
You can tow your vehicle behind another vehiclefor use
at your destination. Be sure to use the proper towing
equipment designed for recreational towing. Follow the
instructions for the towing equipment.
To tow your vehicle with a dolly, follow these steps:
1. Put the front wheels on a dolly.
2. Put the vehicle in PARK (P).
3. Set the parking brake and then removethe key.
4. Clamp the steering wheel in a straight-ahead position
with a clamping device designed for towing.
5. Release the parking brake.
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To tow your vehicle with allfour wheels on the ground,
follow these steps:
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4. Remove the following fuses from theleft side
instrument panelfuse block: A) Radio, B) Wiper,
H) Powertrain Control Module and
K) Body
Function Control Module, Cluster. This will
prevent your battery form draining while towing.
See “Instrument Panel Fusle Block-Left” in
Section 6 for location of the fuses.
5. Turn the ignition switch to ACC.
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6. Shift your transaxle to NEUTRAL (N).
7. Release the parking brake.
Remember to replace thefuse once you reach your
destination. To replace thefuse:
1. Set the parking brake.
2. Remove the key from the ignitionswitch.
1. Position the vehicleto tow and then secure it.
2. Turn the ignition switch to OFF.
3 . Set the parking brake.
3. Replace the fuse.
I NOTICE:
Make sure that the towing speed does not exceed
55 mph (90 kmh), or your vehicle could be
badly damaged.
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Towing Your Vehicle from the Rear
Loading
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Do not tow your vehicle from the rear. Your
vehicle could be badly damaged and the repairs
would not be covered by your warranty.
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Vehicle
TIRE-LOADING INFORMATION
VEHICLE CAP. WT.
CTR. RR.
TOTAL LBS.
MAX. LOADING & GVWR SAME AS VEHICLE
CAPACITY WEIGHT
XXX
COLD TIRE
TIRE SIZE
SPEED
PRESSURE
RTG
PSI/KPa
FRT.
RR.
SPA.
IF TIRES ARE HOT, ADD 4PS1128KPa
SEE OWNER'S MANUAL FOR ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION
Two labels on your vehicle show how much weight
it
may properly carry. The Tire-Loading Information label
found on the rear edgeof the driver's side rear passenger
door tellsyou the prcper size, speed rating and
recommended inflation pressuresfor the tires on your
vehicle. It also gives you important information about
the numberof people that can be
in your vehicle and the
total weight that you can carry. This weight
is called the
Vehicle Capacity Weight, and includes
the weight of all
occupants, cargo and all nonfactory-installed options.
MFD BY GENERAL MOTORS CORP
DATE GVWR GAWR FRT GAWR RR
THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS TO ALL APPLICABLE U.S. FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE
SAFETY, BUMPER, AND THEFT PREVENTION
STANDARDS IN EFFECT ON THE DATE OF
MANUFACTURE SHOWN ABOVE.
The other labelis the Certification label, found on the
rear edge of the driver’sside door. It tells you the gross
weight capacityof your vehicle, calledthe GVWR
(Gross Vehicle Weight Rating).The GVWR includes the
weight of the vehicle, all occupants, fuel and cargo.
Never exceedthe GVWR for your vehicle,or the Gross
Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
for either the front or
rear axle.
And, if you do have a heavy load, you should spread
it out. Don’t carry more than132 lbs. (60 kg) in
your trunk.
A CAUTION:
Do not load your- vehicle
~y heavier
GVWR, or either the maximum front or rear
GAWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle can
break, orit can change the
way your vehicle
handles. These could cause you to lose control.
Also, overloading can shorten the life of
your vehicle.
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a CAUTION:
Things you put inside yourvehicle can strike
and injurepeople in a sudden stop
or turn, or
in
a crash.
Put things in the trunkof your vehicle. In a
trunk, put themas far forward as you can.
Try to spread theweight evenly,
Never stack heavier things, like suitcases,
inside thevehicle so that some of them are
above the topsof the seats.
Don’t leave an unsecured child restraint in
your vehicle.
When you carry something inside the
vehicle, secure it whenever
you can.
Don’t leave a seat folded down unless you
need to.
Towing a Trailer
A CAUTION:
If you don’t use the correct equipment and drive
properly, you can lose control when you pull a
trailer. For example, if the traileris too heavy, the
brakes may not work well or even at all. You
and your passengers could be
seriously injured.
Pull a trailer only if you have followed all the
steps in thissection. Ask your Chevrolet dealer
for advice and information abouttowing a trailer
with yourvehicle.
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NOTICE:
Pulling a trailer improperly can damage your
vehicle and result incostly repairs notcovered by
your warranty. To pull atrailer correctly, follow
the advice in this part, andsee your Chevrolet
dealer for important information about
towing a
trailer with yourvehicle.
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Do not tow a trailer if your vehicle is equipped with the If You Do DecideTo Pull A Trailer
2.4L engine.
If you do, hereare some important points:
To identify what the vehicle trailering capacity
is for
0 There are many different
laws, including speedlimit
your vehicle, you should read the information
in
restrictions, having todo with trailering. Make sure
“Weight of the Trailer” that appears later
in this section.
your rig will belegal, not only where youlive but
But traileringis different than just driving your vehicle
also where you’ll be driving.A good sourcefor this
in handling,
by itself. Trailering means changes
information can bestate or provincial police.
durability andfuel economy. Successful, safe trailering
0 Consider usinga sway control. You can ask a hitch
takes correct equipment, and
it has to be used properly.
dealer about sway controls.
That’s the reasonfor this part.In it are many
0 Don’t tow a trailer at all during thefirst 1,000 miles
time-tested, important traileringtips and safety rules.
(1 600 km)your new vehicleis driven. Your engine,
Many of theseare important for your safety and that
of
axle or other parts could be damaged.
your passengers. So please read this section carefully
before you pull a trailer.
0 Then, during thefirst 500 miles (800 km)that you
tow a trailer, don’t drive over50 mph (80 km/h) and
Load-pulling components such asthe engine, transaxle,
don’t make startsat full throttle. This helps your
wheel assemblies and tires
are forced to work harder
engine and other partsof your vehicle wear in at the
against the dragof the added weight. The engine
is
heavier loads.
required to operateat relatively higher speeds and under
greater loads, generating extraheat. What’s more, the
0 Obey speedlimit restrictions when towinga trailer.
trailer adds considerably to wind resistance, increasing
Don’t drive faster than the maximum posted speed
the pulling requirements.
for trailers (or no more than
55 mph (90 km/h)) to
save wear on your vehicle’s parts.
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Three important considerations have to do with weight: You can ask your dealerfor our trailering information or
advice, oryou can write us at:
the weight of the trailer,
Chevrolet Motor Division
the weight of the trailer tongue
Customer Assistance Center
0 and the total weight on your vehicle’s tires.
P.O. Box 7047
Troy, MI48007-7047
Weight of the Trailer
How heavy cana trailer safely be?
It should never weigh more than 1000 lbs.
(450 kg). But
even that can be
too heavy.
It depends on how you plan to use your rig. For
example, speed, altitude, road grades, outside
temperature and how much your vehicle
is used to pulla
trailer areall important. And, it can also dependon any
special equipment that you have on your vehicle.
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In Canada, write to:
General Motorsof Canada Limited
Customer Communication Centre
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, Ontario L1H8P7
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
The tongue load (A)of any trailer is an important
weight to measure becauseit affects the total capacity
weight of your vehicle.The capacity weight includesthe
curb weight of the vehicle, any cargo you may carry in
it, and the people who will be riding in
the vehicle. And
if you will tow a trailer, you must subtract
the tongue
load from your vehicle’s capacity weight because your
vehicle will be carrying that weight, too.
See “Loading
Your Vehicle” inthe Indexfor more information about
your vehicle’s maximum load capacity.
If you’re using a weight-carrying hitch, the trailer
tongue (A) should weigh 10 percent of the total loaded
trailer weight(B). If you have a weight-distributing
hitch, the trailer tongue (A) should weigh
12 percent of
the total loaded trailer weight
(B).
After you’ve loaded your trailer, weigh the trailer and
then the tongue, separately, to see if the weights are
proper. If they aren’t, you may beable to get them right
simply by moving some items around
in the trailer.
Total Weight on Your Vehicle’s Tires
Be sure your vehicle’s tires
are inflated to the upper
limit for cold tires. You’ll find these numbers
on the
Certification labelon the rear edge of the driver’s door
or see “Loading Your Vehicle” inthe Index. Then be
sure you don’tgo over theGVW limit for your vehicle,
including the weightof the trailer tongue.
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B
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Hitches
Safety Chains
It’s important to have the correct hitch equipment.
are a
Crosswinds, large trucks going by and rough roads
few reasons why you’ll need
the right hitch. Here are
some rules to follow:
You should always attach chains between your vehicle
and your trailer. Crossthe safety chains underthe tongue
of the trailer so that the tongue will not
drop to the road
if it becomes separatedfrom the hitch. Instructions
about safety chainsmay be provided by the hitch
manufacturer or by the trailer manufacturer. Followthe
manufacturer’s recommendation for attaching safety
chains and do not attach them to the bumper. Always
leave just enough slackso you can turn with your rig.
And, never allow safety chains to drag on the ground.
The bumpers on your vehicle are not intendedfor
hitches. Do not attach rental hitches
or other
bumper-type hitches to them. Use only a
frame-mounted hitch that does not attach
to
the bumper.
Will you have to make any holes in the body
of your
vehicle when you install a trailer hitch?
If you do,
then be sure toseal the holes later when you remove
the hitch. If you don’t seal them, deadly carbon
monoxide (CO)from your exhaust can get into your
vehicle (see “Carbon Monoxide’’ in the Index). Dirt
and water can, too.
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Trailer Brakes
Does your trailer have its own brakes?
Be sure to read and follow the instructions
for the trailer
brakes so you’ll be able to install, adjust and maintain
them properly. And because you have anti-lock brakes,
do nottry to tap into your vehicle’s brake system.
If you
do, both systems won’t work well, or at all.
Driving with anailer
Following Distance
Towing a trailer requires a certain amount
of experience.
Before settingout for the open road, you’ll want to get
to know your rig. Acquaint yourself with the
feel of
handling and braking withthe added weight of the
trailer. And always keepin mind that the vehicle you are
driving is now a good deal longer and not nearly as
responsive as your vehicle is
by itself.
Stay at least twice as far behind
the vehicle ahead as you
would when driving your vehicle without a trailer.
This
can help you avoid situations that require heavy braking
and sudden turns.
Passing
You’ll need more passing distance up ahead when
you’re towing a trailer. And, because you’re a good deal
longer, you’ll need togo much farther beyond the
passed vehicle before you can return to your lane.
Before you start, check the trailer hitch and platform
(and attachments), safety chains, electrical connector,
lamps, tires and mirror adjustment.
If the trailer has
electric brakes,start your vehicle and trailer moving and
Backing Up
then apply the trailer brake controller by hand be
to sure
the brakes are working. Thislets you check your
Hold the bottomof the steering wheel withone hand.
electrical connection at the same time.
Then, to move the trailer to the left,
just move that hand
During your trip, check occasionally to be sure that the to the left. To move the trailer to the right, move your
if
load is secure, and that the lamps and any trailer brakes hand to the right. Always back up slowly and,
possible, have someone guide
you.
are still working.
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Making Turns
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
I NOTICE:
When you tow a trailer, your vehicle may need a
different turn signal flasher and/or extra wiring. Check
with your Chevrolet dealer. The green arrows on your
instrument panel will flash whenever you signalturn
a
or lane change. Properly hooked up, the trailer lamps
will also flash, telling other drivers you’re about to turn,
change lanesor stop.
Making very sharp turns while trailering could
cause the trailer to come
in contact with the
vehicle. Your vehicle could be damaged. Avoid
making very sharp turns while trailering.
When you’re turning with a trailer, make wider
turns than normal.Do this so your trailer won’t
strike soft shoulders, curbs, road signs, trees or other
objects. Avoidjerky or sudden maneuvers. Signal well
in advance.
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When towing a trailer, the green arrows on your
instrument panel will flash for turns even if the bulbs on
the trailer are burnedout. Thus, you may think drivers
behind you are seeing your signal when they are not. It’s
important to check occasionally to be sure the trailer
bulbs are still working.
Driving On Grades
NOTICE:
Do not tow on steep continuous grades exceeding
6 miles (9.6 km). Extended, higher than normal
engine and transaxle temperatures may result
and damage your vehicle. Frequent stops are
very important to allow the engine and transaxle
to cool.
Reduce speed and shiftto a lower gearbefore you start
down a long or steep downgrade.
If you don’t shift
down, you mighthave to use your brakesso much that
they would get hot and no longer work well.
On a long uphill grade, shift down and reduce your
speed to around45 mph (70 k m h ) to reduce the
possibility of engine and transaxle overheating.
Parking onHills
You really should not park your vehicle, with a trailer
attached, on a hill.If something goes wrong, your rig
could startto move. People can be injured, and both
your vehicle and the trailer can
be damaged.
But if you ever have to park your rigon a hill, here’s
how to do it:
1. Apply your regular brakes, but don’t shift into
PARK (P) yet.
2. Have someone place chocks under the trailer wheels.
3. When the wheel chocks are in place, release the
regular brakes until the chocks absorb the load.
4. Reapply the regular brakes. Then apply your parking
brake and shiftinto PARK (P).
5. Release the regular brakes.
Pay attentionto the engine coolant gage.If the indicator
is in the red area, turn off the air conditioning (if you
have this option)to reduce engine load (see “Engine
Overheating” in theIndex).
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When You Are Ready to Leave After
Parking ona Hill
1. Apply your regular brakes and holdthe pedal down
while you:
Start your engine;
Shift into a gear; and
Release the parking brake.
2. Let up on the brake pedal.
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
Your vehicle will need service more often when you’re
pulling a trailer. See the Maintenance Schedule
for more
on this. Things that are especially important in trailer
operation are automatic transaxle fluid (don’t overfill),
engine oil, belt, cooling system and brake adjustment.
Each of these is covered in this manual, the
andIndex
will help you find them quickly.If you’re trailering, it’s
a good idea to review these sections before you start
your trip.
3. Drive slowly until the traileris clear of the chocks.
Check periodically tosee that all hitch nuts and bolts
4. Stop and have someone pick up and store the chocks. are tight.
Towing A Trailer
(Except 3100 V6 Engine)
Your vehicle is neither designed nor intended to
tow a trailer.
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5 Problems on the Road
Here you’ll find what to do about some problems that
can occur on the road.
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How to Use Warning Flashers
Other Typesof Warning Devices
Step-by-step Procedure for Jump Starting
Information You Should Know Before Towing
Towing Your Vehicle Fromthe Front
Towing Your Vehicle From the Rear
If Your Engine is Overheating
If Steam is Coming From
Your Engine
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How to Add Coolant
What to do if a Tire Goes Flat
How to ChangeaFlatTire
Where to Store the Flat Tire and Tools
InformationontheCompact Spare Tire
IfYou’re Stuck in Sand, Mud, Snow or on Ice
How toRockYourVehicle
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Hazard Warning Flashers
Press the switch once to
turn your hazard flashers
on. The switch will flash
when activated.
Your hazard warningflash&%work no matter what
position your keyis in, and even if the key isn’t in.
To turn off the flashers, press the switch again.
When the hazard warning flashers are on, your turn
signals won’t work.
Your hazard warning flasherslet you warn others. They
also let police know you have a problem.
Your front and
rear turn signal lamps will
flash on andoff.
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Other Warning Devices
If you carry reflective triangles, you can set one up at
the sideof the road about300 feet (100 m) behind
your vehicle.
Jump Starting
If your battery has run down,
you may want to use
another vehicleand some jumper cables tostart
your Chevrolet. Butplease follow the steps here to
do it safely.
I NOTICE:
Ignoring these steps could result in costly
damage toyour vehicle that wouldn’t be covered
by your warranty.
Trying to start your Chevrolet by pushing or
pulling it could damageyour vehicle. An
automatic transaxle won’t start thatway.
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Batterles can nun you. They can be dangerous
because:
They contain acidthat can burn you.
They contain gasthat can explode or ignite.
They contain enough electricity toburn you.
If you don’t followthese steps exactly, some
or all
of these thingscan hurtyou.
1. Check the other vehicle. It must have a 12-volt
battery with a negative ground system.
I NOTICE:
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If the other system isn’ta 12-volt system witha
negative ground, both vehicles can be damaged.
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2. Get the vehicles close enoughso the jumper cables
can reach, but be sure the vehicles aren’t touching
each other.If they are, it could cause a ground
connection you don’t want.You wouldn’t be able to
start your Chevrolet, andthe bad grounding could
damage theelectrical systems.
You could be injured if the vehicles roll. Set the
parking brake firmlyon each vehicle. Put the
transaxle in PARK (P).
3. Turn off the ignition on both vehicles. Unplug
unnecessary accessories pluggedinto the cigarette
lighter or the accessory power outlet.
Turn off all
lamps that aren’t needed,as well as radios. This will
avoid sparksand help save both batteries.In
addition, it could save your radio.
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I NOTICE:
If you leave your radio on,
it couldbe badly
damaged. The repairs wouldn’t be covered by
your warranty.
4. Open the hoods and locate the batteries.
CAUTION:
An electric fan can start up even when the engine
is not running and can injure you. Keep hands,
clothing and tools away from any underhood
electric fan.
5. Find the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals on
each battery.
1 Using
- a match near a battery can cause battery
gas to explode. People have been
hurt doing this,
and some have been blinded. Use
a flashlight if
you need more light.
Be sure the battery has enough water.You don’t
need to add water to theDelco Freedom@battery
installed in every newGM vehicle. But if a
battery has filler caps, besure the right amount
of fluid is there. If it is low, add water to take
care of that first. If you don’t, explosive gas
could be present.
Battery fluid contains acidthat can burnyou.
Don’t get it on you. If you accidentally getit in
your eyes or on your skin, flush
the place with
water and get medical help immediately.
6. Check thatthe jumper cables don’t have loose or
missing insulation.If they do, you could get a shock.
The vehicles could be damaged, too. Before you
connect the cabies, here are some things you should
know. Positive (+) will go to positive(+) and
negative (-) will go to negative(-) or a metal engine
part. Don’t connect positive(+) to negative(-) or
you’ll get a short that would damage
the battery and
maybe other parts, too.
Fans or other moving engineparts can injure you
badly. Keep yourhands away from movingparts
once the engines are running.
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8. Don't let the other end
touch metal. Connectit
to the positive (+)
terminal of thegood
battery. Use a remote
positive (+) terminal if
the vehicle has one.
7. Connect the red positive (+) cable to the positive(+)
terminal of the vehicle with the dead battery. Use a
remote positive(+) terminal if the vehicle has one.
9. Now connect the black
negative (-) cable to the
good battery's negative
(-) terminal. Don't let
the other end touch
anything until the next
step. The other end
of
the negative cable
doesn 't go to the
dead battery.
It goes to a heavy unpainted metal part on the engine of
the vehicle with the dead battery.
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13. Remove the cables in reverse order to prevent
electrical shorting. Takecare that they don’t touch
each otheror any other metal.
10. Attach the cable at least 18 inches (45 cm) away
from the dead battery, but not near
engine parts that
move. The electrical connection is just as good
there, butthe chance of sparks getting back to
the
battery is muchless.
11. Now start the vehicle withthe good battery andrun
the engine for a while.
12. Try to start the vehicle with the dead battery.
If it won’t start after afew tries, it probably
needs service.
A. Heavy Metal Engine Part
B. Good Battery
C . Dead Battery
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Towing Your Vehicle
Try to havea Chevrolet dealer ora professional towing
service tow your Malibu. They can provide the right
equipment and know-how to tow your vehicle without
damage. (See “Roadside Assistance”in the Index.)
When you call, tell the towing service:
That your vehicle cannot be towed from the front
or
rear with sling-type equipment,as described later in
this section.
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If your vehicle has been changed or modified since
it
was factory-new by adding aftermarket items like fog
lamps, aero skirting, or special tires and wheels, these
instructions and illustrationsmay not becorrect.
Before you do anything, turn on the hazard
warning flashers.
That your vehicle cannot be towed from the
rear with
the front wheels on the ground.
That your vehicle has front-wheel drive.
The make, model and yearof your vehicle.
Whether you can still move the shift lever.
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If there was an accident, what was damaged.
When the towing service arrives,
let the tow operator
know that this manual contains detailed towing
instructions and illustrations. The operator
may want to
see them.
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A CAUTION:
To help avoidinjury toyou or others:
0 Never let passengersride in a vehicle that is
being towed.
0 Never tow faster thansafe or posted speeds.
0 Never tow with damagedparts not
fully secured.
0 Never get under your vehicle after it has
been liftedby the tow truck.
0 Always secure the vehicle on each sidewith
separate safety chains when towing it.
0 Never use J-hooks. Use T-hooks instead.
A vehicle can fall from a car-carrier if it isn’t
adequately secured. This can cause
a collision,
serious personal injury andvehicle damage. The
vehicle should be tightly secured with
chains or
steel cables beforeit is transported.
Don’t usesubstitutes (ropes, leather straps,
canvas webbing, etc.)that canbe cut by sharp
edges underneath thetowed vehicle. Always use
T-hooks inserted in the T-hook slots. Never use
J-hooks. They will damagedrivetrain and
suspension components.
When your vehicle is being towed, turn the ignition key
to ACC. The steering wheel should be clamped ain
straight-ahead position, witha clamping device
designed for towing service.The transaxle should be in
NEUTRAL (N) and the parking brake released.
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Front Towing
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NOTICE: (Continued)
Towing a vehicle over rough surfaces could
damage a vehicle. Damage can occur fromvehicle
to ground or
vehicle to wheel-lift equipment. To
help avoid damage, install
a towing dolly and
is obtained
raise vehicle until adequate clearance
between the ground and/orwheel-lift equipment.
Do not attach winch cables or J-hooks to
suspension componentswhen using carcarrier
equipment. Always use T-hooks inserted in the
T-hook slots.
NOTICE:
Do not tow with sling-type equipmentor fascia
damage will occur. Use wheel-lift or car-carrier
equipment. Additional ramping may be required
for carcarrier equipment. Use safety chainsand
wheel straps.
NOTICE: (Continued)
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Rear Towing
NOTICE: (Continued)
Towing a vehicle over rough surfaces could
damage a vehicle. Damage can occurfrom vehicle
to ground or vehicle to wheel-lift equipment. To
help avoid damage,install a towing dollyand
raise vehicleuntil adequate clearance is obtained
between the ground and/or wheel-lift equipment.
Do not attach winch cablesor J-hooks to
suspension components when using
carcarrier
equipment. Always use T-hooksinserted in the
T-hook slots.
NOTICE:
Do not tow with sling-typeequipment or the rear
bumper valance will be damaged. Use wheel-lift
or car-carrier equipment. Additionalramping
may berequired for car-carrierequipment. Use
safety chains and wheel straps.
NOTICE: (Continued)
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Engine Overheating
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You will find a coolant temperature gage on your
Chevrolet’s instrument panel.See “Engine Coolant
Temperature Gage’’in the Index. You will also find a
low coolant level warning light on your Chevrolet’s
instrument panel.See “LOWCoolant Warning Light” in
the Index.
If Steam Is Coming From ’
hgine
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Steam froman overheated engine can
burn you
badly, even if you
just open the hood. Stay away
from the engine if you seeor hear steam coming
from it.Just turn it off and get everyone away
from the vehicle until it cools down. Waituntil
there is no signof steam or coolant before you
open the hood.
If you keepdriving when your engine is
overheated, the liquids in it can catch fire.You or
others could be badly burned. Stop your engine
if
it overheats, and get out
of the vehicle untilthe
engine is cool.
1 NOTICE:
If your engine catchesfire because you keep
driving with no coolant, your vehicle can
be
badly damaged. The costly
repairs would not be
covered by your warranty.
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If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
If you get the overheat warning butsee or hear no
steam, the problem may not betoo serious. Sometimes
the engine can get alittle too hot when you:
Climb a longhill on a hot day.
Stop after high-speed driving.
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Idle for long periods in traffic.
Tow a trailer.
If you get the overheat warning with
no sign of steam,
try thisfor a minute orso:
1. Turn off your air conditioner.
If you no longer have the overheat warning, you can
drive. Just to be safe, drive slowerfor about 10 minutes.
If the warning doesn’t come backon, you can
drive normally.
If the warning continues, pull over, stop, and
park your
vehicle right away.
If there’s still no sign of steam, you canidle the engine
for two or three minutes while you’re parked, see
to
if the warning stops. But then,if you still have the
warning, turn offthe engine andget everyoneout of
the vehicle until it cools down.
You may decide notto lift the hood but to get service
help right away.
2. Turn on yourheater to full hot at the highest fan
speed and open the window as necessary.
3. If you’re in a trafficjam, shift to NEUTRAL(N);
otherwise, shift tothe highest gear while
driving -- DRIVE (D) OR THIRD (3).
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Cooling System
When you decide it's safe to lift the hood, here's what
you'll see:
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t
3100 Engine
A. Coolant Surge Tank With Pressure Cap
B. Electric Engine Fans
2.4L Engine
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If it isn’t,you may have a leak in the radiator hoses,
heater hoses, radiator, water pump
or somewhere else in
the cooling system.
An electric fan under the
hood can start upeven
when the engine is not running andcan injure
you. Keep hands, clothing and
tools away from
any underhood electric fan.
If the coolantinside the coolant surge tank
is boiling,
don’t do anything else until it cools down.
Heater and radiatorhoses, and otherengine
parts, can bevery hot. Don’t touch them. If you
do, you can be burned.
Don’t run the engineif there is a leak. If you run
the engine, it couldlose all coolant. That could
cause an engine fire,and you could be burned.
Get any leakfixed before you drive thevehicle.
I NOTICE:
Engine damage from running your engine
without coolantisn’t covered by your warranty.
The coolant level should be
at or above FULL COLD.
If there seems tobe no leak, with the engine on, check to
see if the electric engine fansare running. If the engine
is overheating, bothfans should be running.If they
aren’t, your vehicle needs service.
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How to Add Coolant to the Coolant
Surge Tank
If you haven’t founda problem yet, but the coolant level
isn’t at FULL COLD, add a50/50 mixture of clean
water (preferably distilled) andDEX-COOL TM coolant
at the coolant surge tank, but be sure the cooling system,
including the coolant surge tank pressure
cap, is cool
before you do it. (See “Engine Coolant”
in the Index for
more information.)
Steam and scalding liquids from a hot cooling
system can blow out and burnyou badly. They are
under pressure, and if you turn the coolant surge
tank pressure cap even a little they can come
out at high speed. Never turn the capwhen the
cooling system,including the coolant surge tank
pressure cap, is hot. Waitfor thecooling system
and coolant surge tank pressure cap to cool if you
ever have to turn the pressure cap.
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NOTICE:
Adding only plain water to your cooling system
can be dangerous. Plain water,
or some other
liquid like alcohol,can boil beforethe proper
coolant mix will. Your vehicle’scoolant warning
system is setfor the proper coolant mix. With
plain water or the wrong mix,your engine could
get toohot but you wouldn’t getthe overheat
warning. Your engine couldcatch fire and you or
others could beburned. Use a 50/50 mix of clean
water and DEX-COOL fM coolant.
In cold weather, water can freeze and crack the
engine, radiator, heatercore and other parts.So
use the recommended coolant.
A CAUTION:
You can be burned if you spill coolanton hot
engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene
glycol
and itwill burn if the engineparts arehot
enough. Don’t spill coolant ona hot engine.
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1. You can remove the coolant surge tank pressure cap
2. Then keep turning the pressure cap slowly, and
remove it.
when the cooling system, including the coolant surge
tank pressurecap and upper radiator hose,is no
longer hot. Turn the pressure cap slowly about
one-quarter of a turn to theleft and then stop.
If you heara hiss, waitfor that to stop. A hiss means
there is still some pressure left.
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3. Then fill the coolant surge tank with the proper mix,
up to FULL COLD.
4. With the coolant surge tank pressure capoff, start the
engine and letit run until you canfeel the upper
radiator hose getting hot. Watch out
for the
engine fans.
By this time, the coolant levelinside the coolant
surge tank maybe lower. If the level is lower, add
more of the propermix to the coolant surge tank
until the level reaches FULL COLD.
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If a Tire Goes Flat
It’s unusualfor a tire to “blow out” while you’re driving,
especially ifyou maintain your tires properly. If
air goes
out of a tire, it’s much more likely to leak
out slowly.
But if you should ever havea “blowout,” here area few
tips about what to expect and what to do:
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5. Then replace the pressurecap. Be sure the pressure
cap is tight.
If a front tire fails, the flat tire will createa drag that
pulls the vehicle toward that side. Take your foot
off the
accelerator pedal and grip the steering wheel
firmly.
Steer to maintain lane position,
and then gently brake to
a stop well outof the traffic lane.
A rear blowout, particularly ona curve, acts much like
a
skid and may require the same correction you’d in
usea
skid. In any rear blowout, remove your foot from the
accelerator pedal. Get the vehicle under control
by
steering theway you want thevehicle to go. It may be
very bumpy and noisy, but you can still steer. Gently
brake to a stop -- well off the road if possible.
If a tire goesflat, the nextpart shows how to use your
jacking equipment to change a flat tire safely.
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Changing a Flat Tire
If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire and wheel damage
by driving slowly toa level place. Turn on your hazard
*
warning fls ers.
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CAU-ION:
-Changing a tire can cause an injury. The vehicle
can slip off the jack androll over youor other
people. You and they could be badlyinjured.
Find a level placeto change your tire. To help
prevent the vehicle from moving:
1. Set the parking brakefirmly.
2. Put theshift lever in PARK (P).
3. ' h r n off the engine.
To be even morecertain the vehicle won't move,
you can putblocks at the front and rear
of the
tire farthestaway fromthe one being changed.
That would bethe tireon the other side of the
vehicle, at the opposite end.
The following steps will
tell you how to use thejack and
change a tire.
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Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
The equipment you’ll need
is in the trunk. Turn the
center retainer nut on the
compact spare cover to
the left to remove it.
Lift and remove the cover. (See “Compact
Spare Tire”
later in this section for more information about the
compact spare.)You will findthe jacking instructions
label on the undersideof the tire cover.
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Turn the wing nut to the left
and remove it. Thenlift off
the adapter and remove the
spare tire.
Remove thejack and wheel wrench from the trunk.
Your vehicle’sjack and wheel wrench are stored in a
foam tray.
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the
Spare Tire
1. On vehicles equipped with wheel covers, completely
loosen the wheel nut caps butdo not try to remove
the capsfrom the cover.
The tools you'll be using include thejack (A) and the
wheel wrench (B).
2. Give the cover asharp pull or gently pry on the edge
of the cover to remove
it from the wheel.
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3. Some models are equipped with aluminum wneels.
Remove the cover plate to find the wheel nuts.
Carefully use the wedge end of the wheel wrench to
pry it off.
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4. Then use the wheel wrench to loosen all the wheel
nuts. Don’t removethem yet.
A CAUTION:
1 8 (46cm)
Getting under a vehicle whenit is jacked upis
dangerous. If the vehicle slipsoff the jack,you
could be badlyinjured or killed. Never getunder
a vehicle whenit is supported only by a jack.
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1 8 146cm)
5. Position thejack and raise the jack head untilit fits
firmly into the notch in the vehicle’s frame nearest
the flat tire. Put the compact spare tire near you.
NOTICE:
Raising your vehicle withthe jackimproperly
positioned will damagethe vehicle or may allow
the vehicle to falloff the jack. Be sure tofit the
jack lift headinto the proper
location before
raising your vehicle.
NOTICE:
Do not jack or lift the vehicle usingthe oil pan.
Pans could crack and begin to leak fluid. When
jacking or lifting your vehicle, always placethe
jack in the proper position.
NOTICE:
Do not jack or lift the vehicle usingthe
suspension components. Suspension components
can be damaged by doing this. Whenjacking or
lifting your vehicle, always place the
jack in the
proper position.
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6. Raise the vehicleby turning the wheel wrench to the
right. Raise the vehiclefar enough off the ground so
there is enough room for the spare
tire to fit.
7. Remove all of the wheel nuts.
8. Then take off the flat tire.
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9. Remove any rust or dirt
from the wheel bolts,
mounting surfaces and
spare wheel.
/!\ CAUTION:
Rust or dirton thewheel, or on the parts to
which it is fastened, can make the wheel nuts
become looseafter a time. The wheel could come
off and cause an accident. When you changea
wheel, removeany rust or dirtfrom the places
where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an
emergency, youcan use a cloth or a paper towel
to do this; but be sure touse a scraper or wire
brush later, if you need to,to get allthe rustor
dirt off.
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Never useoil or grease on studsor nuts. If you
do, the nuts might come loose. Your wheel could
fall off, causing a serious accident.
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10. Replace the wheel nuts
with the cone endof
the nuts toward the
wheel. Tighten each nut
by hand or with the
wheel wrench until the
wheel is held against
the hub.
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11. Lower the vehicleby turning the wheel wrenchto
the left. Lower the
jack completely.
12. Tighten the wheel nuts
firmly ina criss-cross
sequence, as shown.
NOTICE:
Improperly tightened wheel nuts can lead to
brake pulsation and rotordamage. To avoid
expensive brake repairs, evenly tighten the wheel
nuts in theproper sequence and to theproper
torque specification,
A C ’ uTION:
Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly tightened
wheel nuts can cause the wheel to become loose
and even comeoff. This could leadto anaccident.
Be sure to use thecorrect wheel nuts, If you have
to replace them,be sure toget new GM original
equipment wheel nuts.
Stop somewhereas soon as you can and have the
nuts tightened witha torque wrench to 100 lb-ft
(140 Nom).
Don’t try to puta wheel cover on your compact spare
tire. Itwon’t fit. Store the wheel cover and wheel nut
caps in the trunk until you have
the flat tire repaired
or replaced.
NOTICE:
Wheel covers won’tfit on your compact spare.If
you try to put a wheel cover onyour compact
spare, you could damage the cover
or the spare.
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Storing t' : F
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Storing a jack, a tire or other equipment in the
passenger compartmentof the vehicle could
cause injury. In a sudden stop or collision, loose
equipment could strike someone. Store all these
in the proper place.
Store the jack and wheel wrench in the foam tray. Place
the foam tray in the spare tire compartment. Store the
flat tire in the compact spare tire compartment. Place the A. Nut
tire in the compartment, then secure the adapter,
B. Cover
extension (aluminum wheels only) and wing bolt.
C . Wing Bolt
D. Extension (Aluminum wheels only)
E. Adapter
E Wrench
G. Jack
H. Flat Road Tire
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Storing the Spare Tire and
Tools
F
equipment in the
passenger compartmentof the vehicle could
cause injury. In a sudden stop or collision, loose
equipment could strike someone. Store all these
in the proper place.
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The compact spare is for temporary use only. Replace
the compact sparetire with a full-size tire as soon as you
A. Nut
can. See “Compact Spare Tire” in the Index. See the
storage instructions labelto replace your compact spare
B. Cover
into your trunk properly.
C. Wing Bolt
D. Adapter
E. Wrench
E Jack
G. Extension (Aluminum Wheels Only)
H. Spare Tire
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Compact Spare Tire
Don’t use your compact spare on other vehicles.
Although the compact spare tire was fully inflated when And don’t mix your compact spare tire or wheel with
your vehicle was new,it can lose air after a time. Check other wheels or tires. They won’t fit. Keep your spare
tire and its wheel together.
the inflation pressure regularly.
It should be60 psi
(420 Wa).
I NOTICE:
After installing the compact spare on your vehicle,
you
should stop as soonas possible and make sure your
spare tireis correctly inflated.The compact spare is
made to perform well at speeds up 65
to mph
(105 km/h) for distances up to3,000 miles (5 000 km),
so you can finish your trip and have your full-size tire
repaired or replaced where you want.Of course, it’s best
to replace your spare with a full-size tire as soon as you
can. Your spare will last longer and be in good shape in
case you need it again.
NOTICE:
When the compactspare is installed, don’t take
your vehicle through an automatic carwash with
guide rails.The compact spare can
get caught on
the rails. That can damage the tire and
wheel,
and maybe other parts
of your vehicle.
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Tire chainswon’t fit your compact spare.
Using
them can damage your
vehicle and can damage
the chainstoo. Don’t use tire chains on your
compact spare.
If You’re Stuck: In Sand, Mud,
Ice OF Snow
What you don’t wantto do when your vehicle is stuck is
to spin your wheelstoo fast. The method known as
“rocking” can help you get out when you’re stuck, but
you must usecaution.
I NOTICE:
Spinning your wheelscan destroy parts of your
vehicle as well as the tires. If you spin the wheels
too fast while shiftingyour transaxle back and
forth, you can destroy your transaxle.
For information about using tire chains on your vehicle,
see “Tire Chains”in the Index.
If you let your tires spin at high speed, they can
explode, and you or others could beinjured. And,
the transaxleor other partsof the vehicle can
overheat. That could causean engine
compartment fire or other damage. When you’re
stuck, spin thewheels as little as possible. Don’t
spin the wheels above35 mph (55 km/h) as shown
on the speedometer.
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
First, turn your steering wheel
left and right. That will
clear the area around yourfront wheels. Then shift back
and forth betweenREVERSE (R) and a forward gear,
spinning the wheels as little as possible. Releasethe
accelerator pedal while you
shift, and press lightly on
the accelerator pedal when the transaxle
is in gear. If
that doesn’t getyou out after a few tries, you may need
to be towedout. If you do need to be towed out, see
“Towing Your Vehicle” in the Index.
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0Section 6
Service a-- - AopearanceCare
Here you willfiid information aboutthe care of your Chevrolet.This section begins with service and
fuel
information, and then it shows howto check important fluid and lubricant levels. There
is also technical information
about your vehicle, and
a part devoted toits appearance care.
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Doing Your OwnService Work
What Kind of Fuelto Use
Using Fuel in Foreign Countries
Where to Put the Fuel and Filling the Tank
Checking Things Underthe Hood
Checking Your Engine Oil
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
Engine Coolant
Where toFill the Windshield Washer Fluid
Important Brake Information
Information onYour Vehicle's Battery
Tips on VehicleStorage
Bulb Replacement Procedures
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
How and Whento Check Tire Inflation
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When it is Time to Buy New Tires
Wheel Alignment
Cleaning the Insideof Your Vehicle
Care of the Safety Belts
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
How to Clean Aluminum Wheels
Underbody Maintenance
Recommended Appearance Care Materials
Your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
The Electrical System
Fuses andCircuit Breakers
Replacement Bulb Typesfor Your Vehicle
Capacities and Specifications
Air Conditioning Specifications
Normal ReplacementParts
Service
Doing Your Own Service Work
Your Chevrolet dealer knows your vehicle best and
wants youto be happy with it.We hope you’ll go to
your dealerfor all yourservice needs. You’ll get
genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported
service people.
If you want todo some of your own service work, you’ll
want to get the proper Chevrolet Service Manual.
It tells
you much more about how
to service your Chevrolet
than this manual can. To order the proper service
manual, see “Service and Owner Publications’’ in
the Index.
We hope you’ll want to keep your GM vehicle all GM.
Your vehicle has anair bag system. Before attemptingto
Genuine GM parts haveone of these marks:
do your own service work,see “Servicing Your Air
Bag-Equipped Chevrolet” in the Index.
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You should keep a record with all parts receipts and
list
the mileage and thedate of any service work you
perform. See “Maintenance Record”in the Index.
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CAUTION:
You can be injured andyour vehicle could be
damaged if you try to do service work ona
vehicle without knowing enough
about it.
0 Be sure you have sufficient knowledge,
experience, theproper replacement parts
and tools before youattempt any vehicle
maintenance task.
Be sure touse the propernuts, boltsand
other fasteners. “English”and “metric”
fasteners can be easily confused.If you use
the wrong fasteners, parts can later break
or fall off. You could behurt.
Adding Equipment to the Outside
of
Your Vehicle
Things you might addto the outsideof your vehicle can
affect the airflow around it.This may cause wind noise
and affect windshield washer performance. Check with
your Chevrolet dealer before adding equipmentthe
to
outside of your vehicle.
Fuel
Use regular unleaded gasoline rated
at 87 octane or
higher. At a minimum, it should meet specifications
ASTM D4814 in the United
States and CGSB 3.5-M93
in Canada. Improved gasoline specifications have been
developed bythe American Automobile Manufacturers
Association (AAMA)for better vehicle performance
and engine protection. Gasolines meeting the AAMA
specification could provide improved driveability and
emission control system protection compared
to
other gasolines.
Be sure the posted octane is at least87. If the octaneis
less than 87, you may get a heavy knocking noise when
you drive. If it’s bad enough,it can damage your engine.
If you’re using fuel rated at 87 octane or higher and you
still hear heavy knocking, your engine needs service.
But don’t worry if you hear a little pinging noise when
you’re acceleratingor driving up ahill. That’s normal,
and you don’t have to buy a higher octane
fuel to get rid
of pinging. It’s the heavy, constant knock that means
you have a problem.
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If your vehicle is certified to meet California Emission To provide cleaner air, all gasolines in the United States
Standards (indicated on the underhood tune-up label), it
is designed to operate on fuels that meet California
specifications. If such fuels are not available in states
adopting California emissions standards, your vehicle
will operate satisfactorily on fuels meeting federal
specifications, but emission control system performance
may be affected. The malfunction indicator lamp on
your instrument panel may turn
on and/or your vehicle
may fail a smog-check test.If this occurs, return to your
authorized Chevrolet dealerfor diagnosis to determine
the cause of failure. In the eventit is determined thatthe
cause of the conditionis the typeof fuels used, repairs
may not be coveredby your warranty.
Some gasolines thatare not reformulated for low
emissions contain an octane-enhancing additive called
methylcyclopentadlenyl manganese tricarbonyl (MMT);
ask your service station operator whether or not his fuel
contains MMT. General Motors does not recommend the
use of such gasolines.If fuels containing MMTare used,
spark pluglife may be reduced and your emission
control system performancemay be affected. The
malfunction indicator lampon your instrument panel
may turn on. If this occurs, return to your authorized
Chevrolet dealerfor service.
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are now required to contain additives that will help
prevent deposits from forming
in your engine and fuel
system, allowing your emission control system to
function properly. Therefore, you should not have to add
anything to the fuel. In addition, gasolines containing
oxygenates, such as ethers and ethanol, and
reformulated gasolines may be available
in your area to
help clean the air. General Motors recommends that you
use these gasolines if they comply with the
specifications described earlier.
NOTICE:
Your vehicle was not designed for fuel that
contains methanol. Don’t use it. It can corrode
metal parts in your fuel system and also damage
plastic and rubber parts. That damage wouldn’t
be covered under your warranty.
Fuels in Foreign Countries
Filling Your Tank
If you plan on driving in another country
outside the
United States or Canada,the proper fuel may be hardto
find. Never use leaded gasoline or any other fuel not
recommended in the previous text on
fuel. Costly repairs
caused by use of improper fuel wouldn’t be covered by
your warranty.
To check on fuel availability, askan auto club,or
contact a major oil company that does business inthe
country where you’ll be driving.
You can also write us at the following address
for
advice. Just tell us where you’re going and
give your
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
General Motors International Product Center
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, OntarioLlH 8P7
Gasoline vapor is highly flammable. It burns
violently, and that can cause very bad injuries.
Don’t smoke if you’re near gasoline or refueling
your vehicle. Keep sparks, flames and smoking
materials away from gasoline.
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The cap is behind a hinged door on the right of
side
your
vehicle. To open the door, insert your finger into the
finger depression in the fuel door.
To take off the cap, turn it slowly to the left
(counterclockwise). The cap has a spring in
it; if you let
go of the cap too soon,it will spring back to the right.
A CAUTION:
If you get gasoline on yourself and then
something ignitesit, you could be badly burned.
Gasoline canspray outon you if you open the
fuel filler captoo quickly. This spraycan happen
if your tank is nearly full, and is more likely in
hot weather. Open the fuel filler cap
slowly and
wait for any“hiss” noise to stop. Then unscrew
the cap all the
way.
While refueling, hang the tethered cap inside the
fuel door.
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Be careful notto spill gasoline. Clean gasoline from
painted surfacesas soon as possible. See “Cleaning the
Outside of Your Chevrolet” in the Index.
When you putthe cap back on,turn it to the right
(clockwise) until you heara clicking sound. Make sure
you fully install the cap. The diagnostic system can
determine if the fuel cap has beenleft off or improperly
installed. This would allow fuelto evaporate into the
atmosphere. See “Malfunction Indicator Lamp” in
the Index.
Checking Things Under the Hood
An electric fan underthe hood can start up and
injure you even whenthe engine is not running.
Keep hands, clothingand tools awayfrom any
underhood electric fan.
I NOTICE:
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If you needa new cap, besure toget the right
type. Your dealer can get onefor you. If you get
the wrong type,it may not fit properly. This may
cause your malfunction indicator lamp tolight
and your fueltank and emissions system may be
damaged. See “MalfunctionIndicator Lamp” in
the Index.
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CA TION:
Things that burn canget on hot engine
parts and
start a fire. These include liquids like
gasoline,
oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield washerand
other fluids, and plasticor rubber. You or others
could be burned.Be careful not to drop or
spill
things thatwill burn onto a hot engine.
you how to check fluids,
The following sections tell
lubricants and important parts under the hood.
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Hood Release
To open thehood, first pull
the hood release handle
inside the vehicle.
Then go to the front of the vehicle andlift the secondary
hood release handle before lifting.
Lift the hood, release
the hood prop fromits
retainer and put the hood
prop into the slot marked
PROP ROD.
'efore closing the hood, be sure all thefiller caps
re on properly. Then let the hood drop from about
to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm).
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2.4L (CODE T) Engine
When you open the hood, you’ll see:
A. Engine Coolant Surge Tank
B. Engine Oil Fill Cap
C. Engine Oil Dipstick
D. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
E. Brake Fluid Reservoir
E AirCleaner
G. Battery
H. Windshield Washer
Fluid Reservoir
I100 (CODE M) Engine
Yhen you open the hood, you’ll see:
A. Engine Coolant Surge Tank
B. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
C. Engine Oil Fill Cap
D. Engine Oil Dipstick
E. Brake Fluid Reservoir
F. AirCleaner
G. Battery
H. Windshield Washer
Fluid Reservoir
Engine Oil
CHECK
OIL
If your vehicle is
equipped with the
3 100 engine, you
have aCHECK
OIL light on the
instrument panel.
If the CHECK OIL light on the instrument panel comes
on, it means you need to check your engine oil level
right away. Formore information, see “Check Oil
Light” in the Index. You should check your engineoil
level regularly; thisis an added reminder.
oil every time you
It’s a good idea to check your engine
get fuel.In order to get an accurate reachng, the
oil must
be warm and the vehicle must be on level ground.
2.4L Engine
3100 Engine
The engine oil dipstick handle
is yellow.
The engine oil dipstick on the 2.4L engine is located on
the rearof the engine.
The engineoil dipstick on the 3 100 engine is located on
the front of the engine.
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Turn off the engine and give the oil a few minutes to
drain backinto the oil pan. If you don’t, the oil dipstick
might not show the actual level.
Checking Engine Oil
Pull out the dipstick and clean it with
a paper towel or
cloth, then push it back in all the way. Removeit again,
keeping the tip down, and check the
level.
When to Add Oil
If the oilis at or below the ADD line, then you’ll need
to add at least one quart oil.
of But you must use the
right kind. This part explains what kind
of oil touse. For
crankcase capacity, see “Capacities and Specifications”
in the Index.
NOTICE:
Don’t add too much oil.
If your engine hasso
much oil that theoil level gets above the upper
mark that shows the proper operating range,
your engine could be damaged.
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2.4L Engine
The engine oil fill cap
for the 2.4L engine is located on
the rear, right sideof the engine.
3100 Engine
The oil fill capfor the 3 100 engine is located on the
front of the engine.
Be sure to fill it enough to put the level somewhere in
the proper operating range. Push the dipstick all the way
back in when you’re through.
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What Kind of Oil to Use
Oils recommended for your vehicle can be identified
by
looking for the “Starburst” symbol.This symbol
indicates thatthe oil has been certified bythe American
Petroleum Institute (API).Do not use any oil which
does not carry thisStarburst symbol.
If you change your
own oil, be sure you
use oil that hasthe
Starburst symbol
on the frontof the
oil container.
RECOMMENDED SAE VISCOSITY GRADE ENGINE OILS
FOR BEST FUEL ECONOMY AND COLD STARTING, SELECT THE LOWEST
SAL VISCOSITY GRADE OIL FOR THE EXPECTED TEMPERATURE RANGE.
LOOK
FOR THIS
HOT
WEATHER
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If you have your oil changedfor you, be surethe oil put
into your engine is American Petroleum Institute
certified for gasoline engines.
You should also use the proper viscosity
oil for your
vehicle, as shown in the following chart:
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SAL 1OW-30
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SAE 5W-30
PREFERRED
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COLD
WEATHER
DONOTUSESAE 2OW-50 OR ANYOTHER
GRADE OIL NOT RECOMMENDED
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As shown in the chart,SAE 5W-30 is best for your
vehicle. However, youcan use SAE 1OW-30 if it’s going
to be 0°F (- 18 “C) or above. These numbers on an oil
container show its viscosity, or thickness.
Do not use
other viscosity oils, such asSAE 20W-50.
NOTICE:
Use only engine oil with the American Petroleum
Institute Certified For Gasoline Engines
“Starburst” symbol. Failure to use the
recommended oil can result
in engine damage not
covered by your warranty.
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GM Goodwrench@ oil meets all the requirements
for
your vehicle.
When to Change Engine Oil
If any one of these is true for you, use the short trip/city
maintenance schedule:
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Most trips areless than 5 to 10 miles (8 to 16 km).
This is particularly important when outside
temperatures are below freezing.
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Most trips include extensive idling (such
as frequent
driving in stop-and-go traffic).
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Most trips are through dusty areas.
0
You frequently tow a trailer or use a carrier on top of
your vehicle.
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The vehicle is used for delivery service, police, taxi
or other commercial application.
Driving under these conditions causes engine oil to
break down sooner.If any one of these is true for your
filter
If you are in an area where the temperature falls below vehicle, then you need to change your oil and
every
3,000
miles
(5
000
km)
or
3
months
-whichever
-20°F (-29”C),consider using eitheran SAE 5W-30
occurs first.
synthetic oil or anSAE OW-30 oil. Both will provide
easier cold starting and better protection for your engineIf none of them is true, use the longtriphighway
at extremely low temperatures.
maintenance schedule. Change the oil and filter every
7,500 miles (12 500 km)or 12 months-- whichever
Engine Oil Additives
occurs first. Driving a vehicle with a fully warmed
engine under highway conditions causes engine
oil to
Don’t add anything to your
oil. Your Chevrolet dealer is
break
down
slower.
ready to advise if you think something should be added.
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What to Do with Used Oil
Air Cleaner
Did you know that used engineoil contains certain
elements thatmay be unhealthy for your skin and could
even cause cancer? Don’tlet used oil stay on your skin
for very long. Clean your skin and nails with soap and
water, or a good hand cleaner. Wash or properly throw
away clothing or rags containing used engine
oil. (See
the manufacturer’s warnings about the use and disposal
of oil products.)
Used oil can be a real threat to the environment.
If you
change your ownoil, be sure to drain all free-flowingoil
from the filter before disposal. Don’t ever dispose
of oil
by putting it in the trash, pouring it on the ground,into
sewers, or into streams or bodiesof water. Instead,
recycle it by taking it
to a place that collects used oil.
If
you have a problem properly disposing of your used
oil,
ask your dealer, a service station
or a local recycling
center for help.
The air cleaner is located on the driver’s side
of the
engine compartment.
To check or replace theair filter:
1. Unscrew the four Phillips-head screws, then pull the
cover back.
2. Remove the air cleaner filter.
3. Be sure to install the air cleaner filter and replace the
cover tightly.
Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine when to Automatic Transaxle Fluid
replace the air filter.
It is not necessary to check the transaxle fluid level.
See “Scheduled Maintenance Services” in the Index.
A transaxle fluid leakis the only reasonfor fluid loss.
If a leak occurs, take the vehicle to your Chevrolet
dealership Service Department and have
it repaired as
soon as possible.You may also have your fluid level
checked by your dealeror service center whenyou have
your oil changed.
Operating the engine with the
air cleaner off can
cause youor others to beburned. The air cleaner
Engine Coolant
not only cleansthe air, it stops flame if the engine
The cooling system in your vehicle
is filled with new
backfires. If it isn’t there, and the engine
DEX-COOL”
engine
coolant.
This
coolant is designed
backfires, you could beburned. Don’t drive with
to remain in your vehiclefor 5 years or 150,000 miles
it off, and be careful working on the engine with
(240 000 km), whichever occursfist, if you add only
the air cleaner off.
DEX-COOL TM extended life coolant.
NOTICE:
If the air cleaner is off, a backfire can causea
damaging engine fire. And,
dirt can easily get
into your engine, which will damage it. Always
have the air cleaner in place when you’re driving.
The following explains your cooling system
and how to
add coolant when it is low.
If you have a problem with
engine overheating, see “Engine Overheating” in
the Index.
A 50/50 mixture of water and the proper coolantfor
your Chevrolet will:
Give freezing protection down to-34°F (-37°C).
Give boiling protection up to
265 OF (129 C).
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Protect against rust and corrosion.
What to Use
Use a mixture of one-half clean water (preferably
distilled) and one-halfDEX-COOL coolant which
won’t damage aluminum parts.If you use this mixture,
you don’t need to add anything else.
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Help keep the proper engine temperature.
Let the warning lights and gages workas they should.
NOTICE:
When adding coolant,it is important thatyou use
only DEX-COOL (silicate-free) coolant.
If silicated coolant is added to thesystem,
premature engine, heater core or radiator
corrosion may result. In addition, the engine
coolant will require change sooner at
30,000 miles (50 000 km) or 24 months,
whichever occurs first.
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Adding only plain water to yourcooling system
can be dangerous. Plainwater, or some other
liquid likealcohol, can boil before the proper
coolant mix will. Your vehicle’scoolant warning
system is set for the proper coolant
mix. With
plain water or the
wrong mix, your engine could
get too hot but you wouldn’t get the overheat
warning. Your engine could catch fire
and you or
others could be burned.Use a 50/50 mix of clean
water and DEX-COOL coolant.
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NOTICE:
Checking Coolant
If you use an improper coolant mix,your engine
could overheatand be badly damaged. The
repair cost wouldn't be covered by your
warranty. Too much water inthe mix can freeze
and crack the engine,radiator, heater core and
other parts.
If you have to add coolant more than
four times a year,
have your dealer check your cooling system.
I NOTICE:
If you use the proper coolant, you don't have to
add extrainhibitors or additives which claimto
improve the system. These
can be harmful.
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The surge tankis located on the passenger's side
of the
engine compartment.
Adding Coolant
A CAUTION:
Thrning the surge tankpressure cap when the
engine and radiator arehot can allow steamand
scalding liquids toblow out and burnyou badly.
Never turn the surge tankpressure cap even a
little when the engine and radiator arehot.
If you need more coolant,add the proper DEX-COOL"
coolant mixtureut the surge tank, but only when the
engine is cool.
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When your engine is cold, the coolant level should be at
the FULL COLD mark.
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If the light comeson, it
means you're low on
engine coolant.
You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot
engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol,
and itwill burn if the engine parts arehot
enough. Don't spill coolant on
a hot engine.
When replacing the pressure
cap, make sure it is tight.
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Surge Tank Pressure Cap
Power Steering Fluid
NOTICE:
Your pressure capis an15 psi (105 kPa)
pressure-type cap and must be tightly installed to
prevent coolantloss and possible engine damage
from overheating.
When you replace your surge tank pressure cap,GM
a
cap is recommended.
Thermostat
Engine coolant temperatureis controlled by a thermostat
in the engine coolant system. The thermostat stops the
flow of coolant through the radiator until the coolant
reaches a preset temperature.
When you replace your thermostat,an AC@thermostat
is recommended.
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When to Check Power SteeringFluid
It is not necessary to regularly check power steering
fluid unless you suspect thereis a leak in the system
or
you hear an unusual noise.A fluid loss in this system
could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected
and repaired.
How To Check Power Steering Fluid
Windshield Washer Fluid
When the engine compartment is cool, wipe
the cap and
the top of the reservoir clean, then unscrew the
cap and
wipe the dipstick with a clean rag. Replace the cap and
completely tightenit. Then removethe cap again and
look at the fluid level onthe dipstick.
What to Use
The level should be at theFULL COLDmark. If
necessary, add only enough fluid to bring
the level up to
the mark.
What to Use
To determine what kindof fluid to use, see
“Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in
the Index.
Always use the proper fluid. Failure to use the proper
fluid can cause leaks and damage hoses and
seals.
When you need windshield washer fluid, besure to read
the manufacturer’s instructions before use. If you will be
operating your vehicle in an area where the temperature
may fall below freezing, usea fluid that has sufficient
protection against freezing.
Adding Washer Fluid
Open the cap labeled
WASHER FLUID ONLY.
Add washer fluid until the
tank is full.
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NOTICE:
Brakes
Brake Fluid
a When using concentrated washer fluid,
follow the manufacturer’s instructions for
adding water.
a Don’t mix water with ready-to-use washer
fluid. Water can cause the
solution to freeze
and damage your washer fluid tank and
other partsof the washersystem. Also,
water doesn’t clean as well as washerfluid.
0 Fill your washer fluid tank
only
three-quarters full when it’s very cold. This
allows for expansionif freezing occurs,
which could damage the tank
if it is
completely full.
0 Don’t use radiator antifreeze in your
windshield washer. It can damage your
washer system and paint.
Your brake master cylinder reservoiris here. It is filled
with DOT-3 brake fluid.
There are only two reasons why the brake fluid level in the
reservoir might go down. The first is that the brake fluid
goes down toan acceptable level during normal brake
lining wear. When new linings are put in, the fluid level
goes back up. The other reason is that fluid
is leaking out
of the brake system. If it is, you should have your brake
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system fixed, since a leak means that sooner or later your
brakes won’t work well, or won’t work at all.
So, it isn’t a good idea to
‘‘top off’ your brake fluid.
Adding brake fluid won’t correct a leak.
If you add fluid
when your liningsare worn, then you’ll have too much
fluid when you get new brake linings.
You should add
(or remove) brake fluid,as necessary, only when work
is
done on the brake hydraulic system.
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A CAUTION:
If you have too much brake fluid, it can spill on
the engine. The fluid will burn if the engine is
hot enough.You or others couldbe burned,
and your vehicle could be damaged. Add brake
fluid only when workis done on the brake
hydraulic system.
BRAKE
United States
Canada
When your brake fluid fallsto a low level, your brake
warning light will comeon. See “Brake System Warning
Light” in the Index.
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What toAdd
When you do need brakefluid, use only DOT-3 brake
fluid -- such as Delco Supreme 11 (GMPart
No. 12377967). Use new brakefluid from a sealed
container only.
Always clean the brake fluid reservoir capand the area
around the cap before removingit. This will help keep
dirt frm entering the reservoir.
NOTICE:
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A CAUTION:
With the wrong kindof fluid in yourbrake
system, your brakes may not work well,
or they
may not even workat all. This could causea
crash. Always use the proper brakefluid.
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0
Using the wrong fluid can badly damage
brake system parts. For example, just a few
drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine
oil, in your brake system can damage brake
system parts so badly that they’ll have to be
replaced. Don’t let someone
put in the
wrong kindof fluid.
If you spiII brake fluid on yourvehicle’s
painted surfaces, thepaint finish can be
damaged. Be careful not to spill brake fluid
on your vehicle. If you do, wash it off
immediately. See “Appearance Care”
in
the Index.
Brake Wear
Some driving conditionsor climates may cause a brake
squeal whenthe brakes are first applied or lightly
Your Chevrolet has front disc brakes and rear drum brakes. applied. This does not mean something
is wrong with
Disc brake pads have built-in wear indicators that make a your brakes.
high-pitched warning sound when the brake pads are worn Properly torqued wheel nuts are necessary to help
and new pads are needed. The sound may come and go or prevent brake pulsation. When tires are rotated, inspect
be heard all the timeyour vehicle is moving (except when brake padsfor wear and evenly torque wheel nuts
in the
you are pushing on the brake pedal firmly).
proper sequence toGM specifications.
A CAUTION:
The brake wear warning sound means that soon
your brakes won’t work well. That could lead to
an accident. When you hear the brake wear
warning sound, have your vehicle serviced.
NOTICE:
Your rear drum brakes don’t have wear indicators,if but
you ever hear a rear brake rubbing noise, have
the rear
brake linings inspected.Also, the rear brake drums
should be removed and inspected each time the tires are
removed for rotation or changing. When you have
the
front brake pads replaced, have the rear brakes
inspected, too.
Brake linings should always be replaced as complete
axle sets.
See “Brake System Inspection” in Section
7 of this manual
under Part C “Periodic Maintenance Inspections.”
Continuing to drive with worn-out brake pads
could resultin costly brake repair.
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Brake Pedal Travel
Replacing Brake System Parts
The braking system on a modern vehicle
is complex. Its
many parts have to be
of top quality and work well
together if the vehicle is to have really good braking.
Your vehicle was designed and tested with top-quality
Brake Adjustment
GM brake parts. When you replace parts of your braking
Every time you make a moderate brake stop, your disc system -- for example, when your brake linings wear
down and you have to have new ones put
in -- be sure
brakes adjustfor wear. If you rarely make a moderate
or
If you
heavier stop, then your brakes might not adjust correctly.you get new approved GM replacement parts.
don’t, your brakes may no longer work properly. For
If you drive in thatway, then -- very carefully -- make
example, if someone putsin brake linings thatare wrong
a few moderate brake stops about every
1,000 miles
for your vehicle, the balance between your
front and
(1 600 km), so your brakes will adjust properly.
rear brakes can change-- for the worse. The braking
If your brake pedal goes down farther than normal, your performance you’ve come to expect can change
in many
rear drum brakes may need adjustment. Adjust them byother ways if someone puts in the wrong replacement
pumping the brake pedal repeatedly while the engine
is
brake parts.
running with the shift lever
in PARK (P).
See your dealerif the brake pedal does not return to
normal height, or if there
is a rapid increasein pedal
travel. This could bea sign of brake trouble.
Battery
Every new Chevrolet has a Delco Freedom@ battery.
You never have to add water to one
of these. When it’s
time for a new battery, we recommend a Delco Freedom
battery. Get one that has the replacement number shown
on the original battery’s label.
Vehicle Storage
Bulb Replacement
If you’re not goingto drive your vehiclefor 25 days or
more, take off the black, negative(-) cable from
the battery. This will help keep your battery from
running down.
This section describes bulb changing procedures for
some of your interior and exterior lamps. For bulb sizes,
see “Replacement Bulbs”in the Index. For any bulbs not
listed in this section, contact your Chevrolet dealer
service department.
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Batteries have acid that can
burn you and gas
that can explode. You can be badly hurt if you
aren’t careful,See “Jump Starting” in the
Index
for tipson working arounda battery without
getting hurt.
Halogen Bulbs
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t Halogen
- bulbs have pressurizedgas inside and I
can burstif you drop or scratch the
bulb. You or
others could be injured.Be sure to read and
follow the instructions on the bulb package,
Contact your dealerto learn howto prepare your vehicle
for longer storage periods.
Also, for your audio system, see “Theft-Deterrent
Feature” in the Index.
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Trent Exterior Bulbs
Headlamp and Frontlbrn Signal Lamp
Bulb Replacement
When replacing a halogen bulb,do not touch the glass
portion of the bulb. The
oil from your fingers will
shorten the life of your new halogen bulb. For the type
of bulb to use,see “Replacement Bulbs”in the Index.
1. With the hood open and the engineoff, pull the
fastener out of the plastic splash shield covering the
top of the headlamp assembly and remove it.
A. Front Turn Signal
B. High-Beam Headlamp
C. Low-Beam Headlamp
2. Carefully pull directly up on the two latches.
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3. Remove the lamp assembly from the vehicle by
pulling forward. Use care not
to scratch the vehicle
with thelamp or the lamp with
the fender.
5. For the turn signal bulb, press thetab on the white
bulb socket and twist
it less than one-quarterof a
turn to the left.
4. For the high or low-beam bulbs, unclip the wiring
6. Reconnect the wiring harness to the bulbor
lamp assembly.
harness and twist the bulb less than one-quarter
of a
turn to the left and remove. Gently wiggle the bulb
from the socket.
7. Replace the lamp to its original position by carefully
lining up the lamp to the mounting balls.
8. Press down on the two latches. Replace
the splash
shield by pushing down on the retainer.
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Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
TaiYStop/'hrn SignaVBack-Up Lamps
1. Open the trunk and locate theCHMSL housing at the
top of the trunk.
1. Unscrew the butterfly
fastener that holds in the
trunk trim.
2. Twist the bulb housing one-quarterof a turn to
remove it.
3. Gently remove burned out bulb(s) and replace witha
new one.
Rear Exterior Lamps
2. Pull back the trunk trim.
A. Back-up Lamps
B.Taillamp
C. Rear Turn Signal Lamp
3. Remove the three plastic wingnuts.
4. Pull out the taillamp assemblyto expose
the backplate.
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7. Reverse the steps to reassemblethe rear lamp
assembly and mount to the car.
Make sure that thesix tabs are securely fastened to
the backplate before reassemblingthe lamp.
Dome Lamp
To change your dome lamp bulb, grasp the center
front
and center rear portionof the housing andsqueeze
firmly but gently.The housing should popoff.
If this doesn't work,you may needto use a small
flat-head screwdriver underthe side of the housing to
help pry it off.
5 . Carefully removethe backplate by gently pulling up
on the four outer and two inner tabs.
6. Gently wiggle the bulbs to remove them from the
socket. Replace the bulb.
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Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
Tires
Your new Chevrolet comes with high-quality tires made
you ever have
by a leading tire manufacturer. If
questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain
service, see your Chevrolet Warranty booklet
for details.
‘
Replacement blades comein different types and are
removed in different ways. For the proper type and
length, see “Capacities and Specifications’’in the Index.
Here’s how to remove the Sheppard’sHook type:
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Poorly maintained and improperly used tires
are dangerous.
Overloading your tires can cause
overheating as a result
of too much friction.
You could have an air-out and a serious
accident. See “Loading Your Vehicle” in
the Index.
CAUTION: (Continued)
1. Pull the windshield wiper arm away from
the windshield.
2. Push the release lever and slide the wiper assembly
toward the driver’s side of the vehicle.
3. Install a new blade by reversing Steps 1 and 2 .
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NOTICE:
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Underinflated tirespose the same dangeras
overloaded tires. The resulting accident
could cause serious injury. Check all tires
frequently to maintain the recommended
pressure. Tire pressure should be checked
when your tiresare cold.
Overinflated tires are morelikely to be cut,
punctured or broken by a sudden impact
such aswhen you hit a pothole. Keep tires
at the recommended pressure.
Worn, old tires can causeaccidents. If your
tread is badly worn,or if your tires have
been damaged, replace them.
Inflation
--
-- Tire Pressure
The Tire-Loading Information label, which is on the
rear edge of the driver’s siderear passenger door, shows
the correct inflation pressuresfor your tires when
they’re cold. “Cold” means your vehicle has been sitting
for at least three hoursor driven no more than 1 mile
(1.6 km).
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Don’t let anyonetell you that underinflationor
overinflation is all right.It’s not. If your tires
don’t have enoughair (underinflation),you can
get the following:
0 Too much flexing
Too much heat
0 Tire overloading
0 Bad wear
Bad handling
Bad fuel economy.
If your tires havetoo much air(overinflation),
you can get the following:
Unusual wear
0 Bad handling
Rough ride
Needless damage from road hazards.
When to Check
Check yourtires once a monthor more.
Don’t forget your compact spare
tire. It should be
at 60 psi (420 E a ) .
How to Check
Use a good quality pocket-type
gage to check tire
pressure. You can’t tell if your tiresare properly inflated
simply bylooking at them. Radialtires may look
properly inflated even when they’re underinflated.
Be sureto put the valve caps back on the valve
stems. They help prevent
leaks by keeping out
dirt and moisture.
Tire Inspection and Rotation
Tires should be rotated every
6,000 to 8,000 miles
(10 0oO to 13 0o0 km). Any time you noticeunusual wear,
rotate your tires as soonas possible and check wheel
alignment. Also check for damaged tires or wheels.
See
“When It’s Time for New Tires” and “Wheel
Replacement” laterin this section for more information.
The purpose of regular rotation is to achieve more
uniform wear for all tireson the vehicle. The first
rotation isthe most important. See “Scheduled
Maintenance Services” inthe Index for scheduled
rotation intervals.
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CAUTION:
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Rust or dirt on awheel, or on the parts to
which
it is fastened, canmake wheel nuts become loose
after a time. The wheel could come off and cause
an accident. When you change awheel, remove
any rust or dirt from
places where thewheel
attaches to thevehicle. In anemergency, you can
use a clothor a paper towel to dothis; but be
When rotating your tires, always use the correct rotation sure touse a scraper orwire brush later, if you
need to, to get all the rustor dirt off. (See
pattern
shown
here.
“Changing a Flat Tire” in theIndex.)
Don’t include the compact spare tire
in your tire rotation.
and
After the tires have been rotated, adjust the front
rear inflation pressures as shown on the Tire-Loading
Information label. Make certain that all wheel nuts are
properly tightened. See “Wheel Nut Torque” in
the Index.
The tread or sidewall is cracked, cut or snagged deep
enough to show cordor fabric.
When It’s Time for New Tires
One way to tell when it’s
time for new tires is to
check the treadwear
indicators, which will
appear when your tires have
only 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) or
less of tread remaining.
The tire has a bump, bulge or split.
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The tire has a puncture, cut or other damage that
can’t be repaired well because
of the size or location
of the damage.
Buying New Tires
To find out what kind and size
of tires you need, look at
the Tire-Loading Information label.
You need a new tire if any of thefollowing statements
are true:
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You can see the indicators at threeor more places
around the tire.
You can see cord or fabric showing through the
tire’s rubber.
The tires installed on your vehicle when it new
was had
a Tire Performance Criteria Specification (TPC Spec)
number on each tire’s sidewall. When you get new tires,
get ones with that sameTPC Spec number. That way
your vehicle will continue to have tires that are designed
to give proper endurance, handling, speed rating,
traction, ride and other things during normal service
on
your vehicle. If your tires have an all-season tread
design, theTPC number will be followed by an
“MS”
(for mud and snow).
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If you ever replace your tires with those not having a Uniform Tire Quality Grading
TPC Spec number, make sure they are
the same size,
The following information relates to the system
load range, speed rating and construction type (bias,
developed by the United States National Highway
bias-belted or radial)as your original tires.
Traffic Safety Administration, which grades tires by
treadwear, traction and temperature performance. (This
applies only to vehicles sold
in the United States.) The
grades are molded onthe sidewalls of most passenger
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car tires. The Uniform Tire Quality Grading system does
Mixing tires could causeyou to lose control while
not apply to deep tread, winter-type snow tires,
space-saver or temporary use spare tires, tires with
driving. If you mix tiresof different sizes or types
nominal
rim diametersof 10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 cm),
(radial andbias-belted tires), thevehicle may not
or to some limited-production tires.
handle properly,and you could havea crash.
Using tires of different sizes may also cause
While the tires available on General Motors passenger
damage to your
vehicle. Be sure touse the same
cars and light trucks may vary with respect to these
grades, they must also conform to Federal safety
size and type tires on all
wheels.
requirements and additional General Motors Tire
It’s all right to drive with your compact spare,
Performance Criteria (TPC) standards.
though. It was developed for use on yourvehicle.
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-- A, B, C
Treadwear
Temperature
The treadwear gradeis a comparative rating based
on
the wear rateof the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course.
For
example, a tire graded150 would wear one and a half
(1 1/2) times as wellon the government course as a tire
graded 100. The relative performanceof tires depends
upon the actual conditionsof their use, however, and
may depart significantlyfrom the norm due to variations
in driving habits, service practices and differences
in
road characteristics and climate.
The temperature grades areA (the highest),B, and C,
representing the tire’s resistance the
to generation of
heat andits ability to dissipate heat when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause
the
material of the tire to degenerate and reduce
tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure.
The grade C corresponds to a level
of performance
which all passengercar tires must meet under the
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety StandardNo. 109. Grades
B and A represent higher levelsof performance onthe
laboratory test wheel than the minimum required
by law.
Traction
-- A, B, C
The traction grades,from highest to lowest, areA, B, and
C, and they represent the tire’s ability to stop on wet
pavement as measured under controlled conditions on
specified government test surfacesof asphalt and concrete.
A tire marked C may have poor traction performance.
Warning: The temperature gradefor this tireis
established for a tire thatis properly inflated and not
overloaded. Excessivespeed, underinflation, or
excessive loading,either separately orin combination,
can cause heat buildup and possible tire
failure.
Warning: The traction grade assigned to this tire
is based
on braking (straight ahead) traction tests and
does not
include cornering (turning) traction.
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Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
Your dealer will knowthe kind of wheel you need.
The wheels on your vehicle were aligned and balanced Each new wheel should have the same load-carrying
capacity, diameter, width, offset and be mounted the
carefully atthe factory to giveyou the longest tirelife
same way as the oneit replaces.
and best overall performance.
Scheduled wheel alignment and wheel balancing are not If you needto replace any of your wheels, wheel bolts
or wheel nuts, replace them only with new
GM original
needed. However, if you notice unusual tire wear or
equipment parts. This way, you will be sure to have the
your vehicle pullingone way or the other,the alignment
right wheel, wheel bolts and wheel nuts
for your
may need to be reset. If you notice your vehicle
vibrating when driving on a smooth road, your wheels Chevrolet model.
may need to be rebalanced.
Wheel Replacement
Replace any wheel thatis bent, cracked, or badly rusted
or corroded.If wheel nuts keep coming loose, the wheel,
wheel bolts and wheel nuts should be replaced.theIf
wheel leaks air, replaceit (except some aluminum
wheels, which can sometimesbe repaired). See your
Chevrolet dealerif any of these conditions exist.
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Using the wrong replacement wheels, wheel bolts
or wheel nutson your vehiclecan be dangerous. It
of your
could affect the braking and handling
vehicle, make yourtires lose air and make you lose
control. You could havea collision in which youor
others could beinjured. Always use the correct
wheel, wheel bolts and wheel nuts for replacement.
NOTICE:
The wrong wheelcan also cause problems with
bearing life, brake cooling, speedometeror
odometer calibration, headlamp aim, bumper
height, vehicleground clearance and tireor tire
chain clearance to the bodyand chassis.
See “Changing a Flat Tire” inthe Index for more
information.
Used Replacement Wheels
Putting a used wheel on your vehicle is
dangerous. You can’t know how it’s been usedor
how far it’s been driven. It could fail suddenly
and cause an accident. If you have to replace
a
wheel, usea new GM original equipment wheel.
Tire Chains
NOTICE:
Use tire chains only where legal
and only when
you must. Use onlySAE Class “St’ type chains
that arethe proper size for your tires. Install
them onthe front tiresand tighten themas
tightly as possible with the ends securely
fastened. Drive slowlyand follow the chain
manufacturer’s instructions.If you can hear the
chains contactingyour vehicle, stop and retighten
them. If the contact continues, slow down
until it
stops. Driving toofast or spinning the wheels
with chains on will damage your vehicle.
Appearance Care
Remember, cleaning products can be hazardous. Some
are toxic. Others can burstinto flame if you strike a
match or get them on a hot part
of the vehicle. Some are
dangerous if you breathe their fumes in a closed space.
When you use anythingfrom a container to clean your
Chevrolet, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s
warnings and instructions. And always open your doors
or windows when you’re cleaning the inside.
Never use these to clean your vehicle:
Gasoline
0 Benzene
Naphtha
0 CarbonTetrachloride
Acetone
0 PaintThinner
Turpentine
0 LacquerThinner
Nail Polish Remover
They can allbe hazardous -- some morethan
others -- and they can all damage your vehicle, too.
Don’t use anyof these unless this manual says
you can.
In many uses, these will damage your vehicle:
Alcohol
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LaundrySoap
Bleach
ReducingAgents
Cleaning the Insideof Your Chevrolet
Use a vacuum cleaner often
to get rid of dust and loose
dirt. Wipe vinyl or leather with a clean, damp cloth.
Your Chevrolet dealer has two cleaners, a solvent-type
spot lifter and a foam-type powdered cleaner. They will
clean normal spotsand stains very well. Do not use
them on vinyl or leather.
Here are some cleaning tips:
1. Always read the instructions on the cleaner label.
2. Clean up stains as soonas you can -- before they set.
3. Use a clean cloth or sponge, and change to a clean area
often. Asoft brush may be used if stains are stubborn.
4. Use solvent-type cleaners in a well-ventilated area
only. If you use them, don’t saturate the stained area.
5. If a ring forms after spot cleaning, clean the
entire
area immediatelyor it will set.
Using Foam-Type Cleaner on Fabric
1. Vacuum and brush the area to remove anyloose dirt.
2. Always clean a whole trim panel or section. Mask
surrounding trim along stitch or welt lines.
3. Mix Multi-Purpose Powdered Cleaner following the
directions onthe container label.
4. Use suds only and apply witha clean sponge. Don’t
saturate the material and don’t
rub it roughly.
5. As soon as you’ve cleaned the section, usea sponge
to remove the suds.
6. Rinse the section witha clean, wet sponge.
Using Solvent-Type Cleaner on Fabric
First, seeif you have to use solvent-type cleaner atall.
Some spots and stains will clean
off better withjust
water and mild soap.
If you need to usea solvent:
1. Gently scrape excesssoil from the trim material with
a clean, dull knife or scraper.
2. Use very little cleaner, light pressure and clean cloths
(preferably cheesecloth). Cleaning should start
at the
outside of the stain, “feathering” toward the center.
3. Keep changing toa clean sectionof the cloth.
4. When you clean a stain from fabric, immediately
dry the area with
a blow dryer to help prevent
a
cleaning ring.
7. Wipe off what’s left with a slightly damp paper towel
or cloth.
8. Dry it immediately with a blow dryer.
9. Wipe with a clean cloth.
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Special Cleaning Problems
Greasy or Oily Stains
Stains caused by grease,oil, butter, margarine, shoe
polish, coffee with cream, chewing gum, cosmetic
creams, vegetable oils, wax crayon, tar and asphalt can
be removed as follows:
3. If an odor lingers after cleaning vomitor urine,
treat the area with waterhaking
a
soda solution:
1 teaspoon (5 ml) of baking soda to 1 cup (250 ml)
of lukewarm water.
4. If needed, clean lightly with solvent-type cleaner.
Combination Stains
1. Carefully scrape off excess stain.
2. Follow the solvent-type instructions described
earlier.
Shoe polish, wax crayon, tar and asphalt will stain if left
on a vehicle’s seat fabric. They should be removed as
soon as possible.Be careful, because the cleaner will
dissolve them andmay cause themto spread.
Stains caused by candy, ice cream, mayonnaise, chili
sauce and unknown stains can be removed as follows:
Non-C :--y Stains
Use warm water and a clean cloth.
Stains caused by catsup, coffee (black), egg,
fruit, fruit
juice, milk, soft drinks, wine, vomit,
urine and blood can
be removed as follows:
1. Carefully scrapeoff excess stain, then sponge the
soiled area with cool water.
2. If a stain remains, followthe foam-type instructions
described earlier.
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1. Carefully scrape off excess stain.
2. Clean with cool water and allow to dry.
3. If a stain remains, clean it with solvent-type cleaner.
Cleaning Vinyl
Rub with a clean, damp cloth to remove dirt.You
may have to doit more than once.
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Things like tar, asphalt and shoe polish will stain
if you don’t get them off quickly.Use a clean
cloth and avinyueather cleaner. See your dealer
for this product.
-leaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
Glass
use only mild soap and water to clean the top surfaces
of the instrument panel. Sprays containing silicones or
waxes may cause annoying reflections in the windshield
and even makeit difficult to see through the windshield
under certain conditions.
Glass should be cleaned often.GM Glass Cleaner(GM
Part No. 1050427) or a liquid household glass cleaner
will remove normal tobacco smoke and dust
films on
interior glass.
Care of Safety Belts
Keep belts clean and dry.
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Don't use abrasive cleaners on glass, because they
may
cause scratches. Avoid placing decals on the
inside rear
window, since they may have to be scraped off later.
If
abrasive cleanersare used on theinside of the rear
window, an electric defogger elementmay be damaged.
Any temporary license should not be attached across the
defogger grid.
Do not bleach or dye safety belts.
If you do, it
may severely weaken them.
In a crash, they
might not be able to provide adequate protection.
Clean safety belts only with mild soap and
lukewarm water.
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Cleaning the Outsideof the
Windshield and Wiper Blades
If the windshield is not clear after using the windshield
washer, or if the wiper blade chatters when running,
wax, sap or other material may be on the blade
or windshield.
Clean the outsideof the windshield with GM
Windshield Cleaner, BonAmi@Powder (non-scratching
glass cleaning powder),GM Part No. 1050011. The
windshield is clean if beads do notform when you rinse
it with water.
Grime from the windshield will stick
to the wiper blades
and affect their performance. Clean the blade
by wiping
vigorously with a cloth soaked in full-strength
windshield washer solvent. Then rinse the blade
with water.
Check the wiper blades and clean them as necessary;
replace blades that look worn.
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Weatherstrips
Silicone grease on weatherstrips
will make them last
longer, seal better, and not stick
or squeak. Apply
silicone grease with a clean cloth at least every six
months. During very cold, damp weather more frequent
application may be required. (See “Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants” inthe Index.)
Cleaning the Outside of Your Chevrolet
The paint finish on your vehicle provides beauty, depth
of color, gloss retention and durability.
Washing Your Vehicle
The best way to preserve your vehicle’s finish
is to
keep it clean by washing
it often with lukewarmor
cold water.
Don’t wash your vehiclein the direct raysof the sun.
Don’t use strong soaps or chemical detergents. Use
liquid hand, dish or car washing (mild detergent) soaps.
Don’t use cleaning agents that are petroleum based, or
that contain acidor abrasives. All cleaning agents
should be flushed promptly and not allowed to on
dry
the surface, or they could stain. Dry the finish with a
soft, clean chamois or an all-cotton towel
to avoid
surface scratches and water spotting.
High pressurecar washes may cause water toenter
your vehicle.
Cleaning ExteriorLampsLenses
Use lukewarm or cold water, asoft cloth and a liquid
hand, dish or vehicle washing (mild detergent)
soap to
clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions
under “Washing Your Vehicle.”
NOTICE:
Machine compounding or aggressive polishing on
a basecoat/clearcoat paint finish may dull the
finish or leave swirl marks.
Occasional waxing or mild polishing
of your Chevrolet
by hand may be necessary to remove residue
fkom the
paint finish.You can get GM-approved cleaning
products from your dealer. (See “Appearance Care and
Materials” inthe Index.)
Foreign materials such as calcium chloride and other
salts, ice melting agents, roadoil and tar, treesap, bird
droppings, chemicals from industrial chimneys, etc.,
can
damage your vehicle’s finish if they remain on painted
surfaces. Wash the vehicleas soon as possible.If
necessary, use non-abrasive cleaners that are marked
safe for painted surfaces to remove foreign matter.
Your Chevrolet has a“basecoatklearcoat” paint finish.
The clearcoat gives more depth and gloss the
to colored
basecoat. Always use waxes and polishes that are
non-abrasive and madefor a basecoatklearcoat
paint finish.
Exterior painted surfaces are subject to aging, weather
and chemicalfallout that cantake their toll over a period
of years. You can help to keepthe paint finish looking
new by keeping your Chevrolet garaged or covered
whenever possible.
Finish Care
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Aluminum Wheels(If Equipped)
Tires
Keep your wheels clean using a soft clean cloth with
mild soap and water. Rinse with clean water. After
rinsing thoroughly, dry with a soft clean towel.
A wax
may then be applied.
To clean your tires, use a stiff brush with a tire cleaner.
The surfaceof these wheels is similar to the painted
surface of your vehicle. Don’t use strong soaps,
chemicals, abrasive polishes, abrasive cleaners or
abrasive cleaning brusheson them because you could
damage the surface.
Don’t take your vehicle through an automatic
car wash
that has silicon carbide tire cleaning brushes. These
brushes can also damage the surface
of these wheels.
NOTICE:
When applying a tire dressing always take
care to
wipe off any overspray or splash from all painted
surfaces on the body
or wheels of the vehicle.
Petroleum-based products may damage the
paint finish.
Sheet Metal Damage
If your vehicleis damaged and requires sheet metal
repair or replacement,make sure the body repair shop
applies anti-corrosion material to the parts repaired
or
replaced to restore corrosion protection.
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Finish Damage
Chemical Paint Spotting
create a
Any stone chips, fractures or deep scratches in the finish Some weather and atmospheric conditions can
should be repaired right away. Bare metal will corrode chemical fallout. Airborne pollutants canfall upon and
attack painted surfaces on your vehicle. This damage
quickly and maydevelop into a major repair expense.
can take two forms: blotchy, ringlet-shaped
Minor chips and scratches can be repaired with touch-up
discolorations, and small irregular dark spots etched
into
materials available from your dealer
or other service
the paint surface.
outlets. Larger areas of finish damage can be corrected
Although no defect in the paint
job causes this,
in your dealer’s body and paint shop.
Chevrolet will repair, at no charge to the owner, the
t .erbodyMaintenance
surfaces of new vehicles damaged by this fallout
Chemicals used for ice and snow removal and dust control condition within 12 months or 12,000 miles (20000 km)
of purchase, whichever occursfirst.
can collecton the underbody. If these are not removed,
accelerated corrosion (rust) can occur on the underbody
parts such as he1 lines, frame, floor pan and exhaust
system even though they have corrosion protection.
At least every spring,flush these materials from the
underbody with plain water. Clean any areas where mud
and other debris can collect. Dirt packed in closed areas
of the frame should be loosened before being flushed.
Your dealer or an underbody car washing system can do
this for you.
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Appearance Care Materials Chart
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Vehicle -dentification Number (VIN)
L
e
Service Parts Identification Label
You’ll find this label on your spare tire cover. It’s very
helpful if youever need to order parts. On this label
is:
your VIN,
the model designation,
f \ PLANT
ASSEMBLY
ENGINE A
9
7
CODE
MODEL YEAR
paintinformationand
a list of all production options and special
equipment.
This is the legal identifierfor your Chevrolet.It appears
on a plate in the front comer of the instrument panel, on Be sure that this label
the driver’s side.You can see it if you look through the
windshield from outside your vehicle.The VIN also
appears on the Vehicle Certification and ServiceParts
labels andthe certificates of title and registration.
Engine Iden
. ..
~
~
is not removed from the vehicle.
.-on
-.
The 8th characterm your VIN is the enginecode. This
code willhelp you identify your engine, specifications
and replacementparts.
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Electrical System
Headlamp Wiring
Add-on Electrical Equipment
The headlamp wiringis protected by fuses, onefor each
headlamp, in the fuse block. An electrical overload will
cause the lamps to turnoff. If this happens, have your
headlamp wiring checked right away.
NOTICE:
Don’t add anything electrical to your Chevrolet
Some
unless you check with your dealer first.
electrical equipment can damage your vehicle
and the damage wouldn’t be covered by your
warranty. Some add-on electrical equipment
can keep other components from working as
they should.
dshield Wipers
lne windshield wiper motor is protected by
an internal
circuit breaker and a fuse.
If the motor overheats due to
heavy snow, etc., the wiper will stop until the motor
cools. If the overload is caused by some electrical
problem and not snow,etc., be sure to get it fixed.
Power Windows and Other Power Options
Circuit breakers in thefuse block protect the power
the current
Your vehicle has an air bag system. Before attempting to windows and other power accessories. When
load
is
too
heavy,
the
circuit
breaker
opens
and closes,
add anything electrical to your Chevrolet,
see “Servicing
protecting the circuit until the problem
is fixed or
Your Air Bag-Equipped Chevrolet” in the Index.
goes away.
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Fuses and Circuit Breakers
The wiring circuits in your vehicleare protected
from short circuits by a combination of fuses, circuit
breakers and fusible thermal linksin the wiring itself.
This greatly reduces the chance
of fires caused by
electrical problems.
Look at the silver-colored bandinside the fuse.If the
band is broken or melted, replace the fuse. Be sure
you
replace a bad fuse with a new oneof the identical size
and rating.
If you ever have a problem on the road and don’t have
a
spare fuse, you can borrow one that has the same
amperage. Just pick a feature of your vehicle that you
can get along without-- like the radioor cigarette
lighter -- and use its fuse, if it is the correct amperage.
Replace it as soon as youcan. Also, there are spare fuses
in the left side instrument panel door.
There are three fuse blocks in your vehicle: two
instrument panelfuse blocks and the engine
compartment fuse block.
Instrument Panel FuseBlock
The instrument panelfuse
blocks are located at each
end of the instrument panel.
To access thefuses, open
the fuse panel doorby
pulling out.
To replace the door, insert
the hooks at the front end
first, then push the doorin
to the instrument panel to
Isecure it.
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Instrument Panel FuseBlock Left
In the left instrument panelfuse block, there are spare
fuses and afuse puller.
MICRO
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IPCMVAC
HAZARD
STOP
Usage
Radio
Wipers
Trunk Release and Remote
Lock Control
Turn Signals
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STOP LPS
HAZARD LPS
IPCMYAC BATT
MICRO RELAY
TRUNK REL
CIRCUIT BRKR
PWR SEATS
MICRO RELAY
DR UNLOCK
MICRO RELAY
DR LOCK
MICRO RELAY
DRIVERS DR
UNLOCK
Usage
Power Mirrors
Air Bag
Body Function Control Module
Powertrain Control Module
Door Locks
Body Function Control Module,
Cluster
Stoplamps
Hazard Lamps
Cluster, Climate Control
Remote Trunk Release
Power Seats
Door Locks
Door Locks
Not Used
-
Instrument Panel FuseBlock Right
Usage
Cruise Control
Fog Lamps
Interior Lamps, Body Function
Control Module
SPARE FUSES
CIRCUIT
6
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C
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MICRO
Fuse
A)
F
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A. INST LPS
6.CRUISE SW
C. HVAC BLOWER
D. CRUISE
E. FOG LPS
F. INT LPS
G. RDO BATT
H . SUNROOF
/
Radio
Sunroof
CIRCUIT
BRKR
PWR WINDOWS
Power Windows
MICRO RELAY
FOG LPS
Fog Lamps
Usage
Instrument Panel Lights,
Dimmer
Cruise Control
Climate Control System
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Engine Compartment FuseBlock
The engine compartmentfuse block is located on the
driver’s side of the engine compartment,near the
air cleaner.
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Fuse
Maxi-Fuses
Usage
1)
Ignition Switch
2)
Left-Hand Electrical
Center-Power Seats, Power
Mirrors, Door Locks,Trunk
Release and Remote Lock Control
3)
4)
Left-Hand Electrical
Center-Stoplamps, Hazard Lamps,
Body Function Control Module,
Cluster, Climate Control System
Air Conditioning Compressor
Not Used
Fuel Pump
Right-hand Electrical Center-Fog
Lamps, Radio, Body Function
Control Module, Interior Lamps
Automatic Light Control
Automatic Light Control
Ignition Switch
Horn
Not Used
Daytime Running Lamps
Anti-Lock Brakes
Cooling Fans
Spare Fuses
Rear Defog
Rear Defog
35)
Accessory Power Outlets,
Cigar Lighter
Anti-Lock Brakes
36)
Anti-Lock Brakes
37)
Air Conditioning Compressor,
Body Function Control Module
38)
Automatic Transaxle
Not Used
Anti-Lock Brakes
Cooling Fan
HVAC Blower (Climate Control)
Cooling Fans
Cooling Fans
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Mini-Fuses
Mini-Fuses
39)
6-60
Anti-Lock Brakes
Canister Purge Valve, Powertrain
Control Module, Exhaust Gas
Recirculation, Heated0 2 Sensor
Ignition System
Fuel Pump, Injectors
Back-up Lamps, Brake-Transaxle
Shift Interlock
Generator
Right-Hand Headlamp
Horn
Left-Hand Headlamp
Powertrain Control Module
Cooling Fan
Parking Lamps
W A C Blower (Climate Control)
Rear Defog, Daytime Running
Lamps, Climate Control System
Fuse Pullerfor Mini-Fuses
Powertrain Control
Module, Ignition
47)
Tach Test Pointfor
Diagnostic Testing
ps
Replacement Bulbs
Outside
High-BeamHeadlamp ....................
9005
Low-BeamHeadlamp ....................
9006
Front Park/Turn ......................
3 157 NA
Back-UpRear Turn ......................
3 156
921
High Level Stop ..........................
3057
TaiVStoplamp ...........................
Inside
Dome ..................................
561
Capacities and Specifications
Engine Crankcase
2.4L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 quarts (3.8 L)
3100 Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.5 quarts (4.3 L)
Cooling System
2.4L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.3 quarts (10.7 L)
3100 Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.6 quarts (12.9 L)
Refrigerant, Air Conditioning . . . . . See refrigerant
charge label under the hood.
Fuel Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.2 gallons (57.5 L)
Tire Pressures, Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . See Tire-Loading
Information label on the rear
driver’s side passenger door.
Wheel Nut Torque . . . . . . . . . . 100 lb-ft (140 N-m)
NOTE: All capacitiesare approximate. When adding, be
sure to fill to the appropriate level or
as recommended in
this manual.
See “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in
the Index.
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2.4L Engine Specifications
VIN Engine Code ...........................
T
L4
Type ....................................
2.4 Liters
Displacement ........................
1-3-4-2
FiringOrder ..........................
150
Horsepower .............................
ThermostatTemperature . . . . . . . . . . . 180°F (82°C)
3100 Engine Specifications
VIN Engine Code ...........................
M
V6
Type ....................................
Displacement ........................
3.1 Liters
Firing Order ......................
1-2-3-4-5-6
Horsepower .............................
155
Thermostat Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . 195°F (91 “C)
Air Conditioning Refrigerants
Not all air conditioning refrigerants are the
same.
If the air conditioning system
in your vehicle needs
refrigerant, be sure the proper refrigerant
is used.
If you’re not sure, ask your Chevrolet dealer.
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Normal Maintenance Replacement
Parts
Air Cleaner Element
2.4L .......................
AC Type A- 1279C
3100 .......................
AC Type A- 1279C
Engine Oil Filter
2.4L ..........................
AC Type PF-44
ACTypePF-47
3100 ..........................
Spark Plugs
2.4L .......... AC Q p e 041 -910 (Platinum Plug)
Gap: 0.060 inch (1.52 mm)
3100 . . . . . . . . . . AC Type 04 1-940 (Platinum Plug)
Gap: 0.060 inch (1.52mm)
Windshield Wiper Blades
Passenger’s Side ............... 19 inches (48 cm)
Driver’s Side ................. 22 inches (56 cm)
Dimensions
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190.4 inches (483.7 cm)
Width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69.4 inches (176.3 cm)
Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56.4 inches (143.2 cm)
Wheelbase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107 inches (271-9 cm)
Front Tread . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 inches (149.9 cm)
Rear Tread . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59.3 inches (1 50.5 cm)
0 Section 7
Maintenance Schedule
This section covers the maintenance requiredfor your Chevrolet.Your vehicle needs these services to retain its safety,
dependability and emissioncontrol performance.
7-2
7-2
7-3
7-4
7-4
7-5
7-5
7-6
7-6
Introduction to Your Maintenance Schedule
Your Vehicle andthe Environment
How this Section is Organized
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
Selecting the Right Schedulefor Your Vehicle
Short Trip/City Definition
Short TripKity Intervals
Long TripMghway Definition
Long TripMghway Intervals
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7-37
7-38
7-38
7-41
7-42
7-43
7-43
Owner Checksat Each Fuel Fill-up
What to Checkat Least Once a Month
What to Check at Least Twice
Year
a
What to Check at Least OnceYear
a
Periodic Maintenance Inspections
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
Tips for Keeping Trackof Maintenance
A Place to Record Maintenance Procedures
IMPORTANT:
I
KEEP ENGINE OIL
AT THE PROPER
LEVEL AND CHANGE AS
RECOMMENDED
1
Protection
Plan
Have you purchased the GM Protection Plan? The Plan
supplements your new vehicle warranties.See your
Warranty andOwner Assistance booklet,
or your
Chevrolet dealer for details.
7-2
Introduction
Your Vehicle and the Environment
Proper vehicle maintenance not only helps to keep your
vehicle in good working condition, butalso helps the
environment. All recommended maintenance procedures
are important. Improper vehicle maintenance can even
affect the qualityof the airwe breathe. Improper fluid
levels or the wrong tire inflation can increase the level
of emissions from your vehicle.To help protectour
environment, and to keep your vehicle
in good
condition, please maintain your vehicle properly.
How This Section is Organized
The remainder of this sectionis divided intofive parts:
“Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services”shows
what to havedone and howoften. Some of these
services can be complex,so unless you are technically
qualified and havethe necessary equipment, you should
let your dealer’s service department or another qualified
service centerdo these jobs.
“Part B: Owner Checks and Services”tells
you what should be checked and when. It also explains
what you can easily do to help keep your vehicle in
good condition.
“Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections’’explains
important inspections that your Chevrolet dealer’s
service department or another qualified service center
should perform.
“Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants”lists
some productsGM recommends to help keep your
vehicle properly maintained. These products,
or their
equivalents, should be used whether you the
do work
yourself or have itdone.
Performing maintenance work on a vehicle can
be dangerous. In trying to do some jobs, you can “Part E: Maintenance Record”provides a place for
you to recordthe maintenance performed on your
Do your own maintenance
be seriously injured.
vehicle. Whenever any maintenance is performed, be
work only if you have the required know-how
sure to writeit down in this part.This will help you
and the propertools and equipment for thejob.
determine when your next maintenance should be
done.
If you have any doubt, have a qualified
In addition,it is a good idea to keep your maintenance
technician do the work.
receipts. They may be needed to qualify your vehicle
for
warranty repairs.
If you are skilled enough todo some work on your
vehicle, you will probably wantto get the service
information GM publishes. See “Service and Owner
Publications’’ in the Index.
7-3
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance
Services
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
The proper fluids and lubricants
to use are listed in Part D.
Make sure whoever services your vehicle uses these.
All
parts should be replaced andall necessary repairs done
before you or anyone else drives the vehicle.
These schedules are for vehicles that:
We at General Motors want to help you keep your
vehicle in good working condition. But we don’t know
carry passengers and cargo within recommended
exactly how you’ll drive it.You may drive very short
limits. You will find these limits on your vehicle’s
Tire-Loading Information label. See “LoadingYour
distances only a few times a week. Or you may drive
long distances all the timein very hot, dusty weather.
Vehicle” in the Index.
You may use yourvehicle in making deliveries. Or
0 are driven on reasonable road surfaces within legal
you may drive it to work,to do errands or in many
driving limits.
other ways.
use the recommended fuel. See “Fuel” in the Index.
Because of all the different ways people use their
GM
vehicles, maintenance needs vary.You may even need
Selecting theRight Schedule
more frequent checks and replacements than you’ll find
First you’ll need to decide which
of the two schedulesis
in the schedules in this section.
So please read this
right for your vehicle. Here’s how to decide which
section and note how
you drive. If you have any
schedule to follow:
questions on how to keep your vehicle
in good
condition, see your Chevrolet dealer.
This part tellsyou the maintenance services you should
have done and when you should schedule them.
If you
go to your dealerfor your service needs, you’ll know
that GM-trained and supported service people will
perform the work using genuine GM
parts.
7-4
Maintenance Schedule
I Short Trip/City Definition
Follow the Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule
if any
one of these conditionsis true for your vehicle:
Most trips are less than5 to 10 miles (8 to 16 km).
This is particularly important when outside
temperatures are below freezing.
0
Most trips include extensive idling (such asfrequent
driving in stop-and-go traffic).
Most trips are through dusty areas.
0
You frequently tow a trailer or use a carrier on topof
your vehicle. (With some models,
you should never
tow a trailer.See “Towing a Trailer” inthe Index.)
0
If the vehicle is used for delivery service, police, taxi
or other commercial application.
One of the reasons you should follow this schedule if
you operate your vehicle under any of these conditions
is that these conditions cause engine oil to break
down soonep:
Short Trip/City Intervals
Every 3,000 Miles (5 000 km): Engine Oil and Filter
Change (or3 months, whichever occursfirst).
Every 6,000 Miles (10 000 km): Tire Rotation.
Every 15,000 Miles (25 000 km): Air Cleaner Filter
Inspection, if driving in dusty conditions.
Every 30,000 Miles (50 000 km): Air Cleaner Filter
Replacement. Fuel Tank,Cap and Lines Inspection.
Every 50,000 Miles (83 000 km): Automatic Transaxle
Service (severe conditions only).
Every 60,000 Miles (100 000km): Engine Accessory
Drive Belt Inspection.
Every 100,000 Miles (166 000 km): Spark Plug Wire
Inspection. Spark Plug Replacement.
Every 150,000 Miles (240 000 km): Cooling System
Service (or every 60 months, whichever occursfirst).
These intervals only summarize maintenance services.
Be sure to follow the complete maintenance schedule on
the following pages.
7-5
Maintenance Schedule
Long Trip/Hig;hway Definition
Follow this maintenance scheduleonly if none of the
conditions from the Short
TripKity Maintenance
Schedule is true.Do not use this scheduleif the vehicle
is used for trailer towing, drivenin a dusty area or used
off paved roads. Use the
Short TripKity schedule for
these conditions.
Driving a vehicle with a filly warmed engine under
highway conditions causes engine oil to break
down slowei:
1-0
I L o w Trip/Hiehwav Intervals
I
Every 7,500 Miles (12 500 km):Engine Oil and Filter
Change (or every12 months, whichever occursfirst).
Tire Rotation.
Every 30,000 Miles (50 000 km): Air Cleaner Filter
Replacement. Fuel Tank, Cap and Lines Inspection.
Every 50,000 Miles (83 000 km): Automatic Transaxle
Service (severe conditions only).
Every 60,000 Miles (100000 km): Engine Accessory
Drive Belt Inspection.
Every 100,000 Miles (166000 km): Spark Plug Wire
Inspection. Spark Plug Replacement.
Every 150,000 Miles (240000 km):Cooling System
Service (or every60 months, whichever occurs first).
These intervals only summarize maintenance services.
Be sure to followthe complete maintenance schedule on
the following pages.
I
IShort TripKity Maintenance Schedule
3,000 Miles (5000 km)
The services shown inthis schedule up to 100,000 miles
(166 000 km) should be performed after 100,000 miles
(166 000 km) at the same intervals.
The services shown
at 150,000 miles(240 000 km) should be performed at
the same interval after150,000 miles (240 000 km).
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
See “Owner Checks and Services” and “Periodic
Maintenance Inspections” following.
Footnotes
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the
California Air Resources Board has determined that the
failure to perform this maintenance item will not nullify
the emission warranty or limit recall liability prior
to the
completion of the vehicle’s usefullife. We, however,
urge that all recommended maintenance services be
performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance
be recorded.
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
I
+ A good timeto check your brakesis during tire
rotation. See “Brake System Inspection” under “Periodic
Maintenance Inspection” in Part
C of this schedule.
7-7
I
Short TripKity Maintenance Schedule
I
6,000 Miles (10 000 km)
9,000 Miles (15 000 km)
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first).
3 months, whichever occursfirst).
An Emission Control Service.
An Emission Control Service.
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
(See footnote+.)
DATE
7-8
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
I
Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule
I
12,000 Miles (20 000 km)
15,000 Miles (25 000 km)
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occursfirst).
3 months, whichever occursfirst).
An Emission Control Service.
An Emission Control Service.
[7 Rotate tires. See
“Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Indexfor proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
(See footnote +.)
0Inspect air cleaner filter if you are driving
in dusty conditions. Replacefilter if
necessary. An Emission Control Service.
(See footnote?.)
DATE
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
SERVICED
BY
7-9
I
Short TripKity Maintenance Schedu
18,000 Miles (30 000 km)
21,000 Miles (35 000 km)
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first).
3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
An Emission Control Service.
17 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
(See footnote+.)
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
I
DATE
I
ACTUAL MILEAGE
ISERVICED
BY: I
I
Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule
I
24,000 Miles (40 000 km)
27,000 Miles (45 000 km)
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
0Change engine oil andfilter (or every
3 months, whichever occursfirst).
3 months, whichever occursfirst).
.An Emission Control Service.
An Emission Control Service.
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” inthe Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
(See footnote +.)
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
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I
Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule
30,000 Miles (50000 km)
I
33,000 Miles (55 000 km)
Change engineoil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occursfirst).
Change engine oil andfilter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
An Emission Control Service.
Replace air cleaner filter.
An Emission Control Service.
0Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines
for damage
or leaks. Inspectfuel cap gasket for any
damage. Replaceparts as needed. An
Emission Control Sewice. (See footnote? .)
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
(See footnote+.)
DATE
a
4-
ACTUAL MILEAGE
3
SERVICED BY:
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
I
Short TripKity Maintenance Schedule
I
36,000 Miles (60 000 km)
39,000 Miles (65 000 km)
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occursfirst).
3 months, whichever occursfirst).
An Emission Control Service.
An Emission Control Service.
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
(See footnote +.)
DATE SERVICED
ACTUAL MILEAGE
I
DATE
BY:
I
I
ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY:
I
Short TripKity Maintenance Schedule
I
42,000 Miles (70 000 km)
45,000 Miles (75 000 km)
0Change engine oil andfilter (or every
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first).
3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
An Emission ControlService.
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
I
0Inspect air cleaner filter if you are driving
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
(See footnote+.)
in dusty conditions. Replace filter
if
necessary. An Emission Control Service.
(See footnote-f-.)
DATE
ACTUAL
DATE
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
SERVICED
7-14
MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
BY:
I
Short TripKity Maintenance Schedule
I
48,000 Miles (80 000 km)
50,000 Miles (83 000 km)
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
0Change automatic transaxlefluid and filter
if the vehicleis mainly driven under one
or
more of these conditions:
- In heavy city traffic where the outside
temperature regularly reaches90OF
(32°C) or higher.
- In hilly or mountainous terrain.
- When doing frequent trailer towing.
- Uses such as foundin taxi, police or
delivery service.
3 months, whichever occursfirst).
An Emission Control Service.
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Indexfor proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
(See footnote +.)
lf you do not use your
vehicle under any
of these
conditions,the fluid and filter donot require changing.
DATE
I
ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY:
I
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
I
7-15
I ,ShortTrip/City Maintenance Schedule I
51,000 Miles (85 000 km)
Change engineoil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
54,000 Miles (90 000 km)
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Indexfor proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
(See footnote +.)
DATE
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
7-16
I ,
SERVICED BY:
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
I
Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule
I
57,000 Miles (95 000 km)
60,000 Miles (100 000 km)
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
0Change engine oil andfilter (or every
3 months, whichever occursfirst).
3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
An Emission Control Service.
0Inspect engine accessory drive belt.
An Emission Control Service.
0Replace air cleaner filter.
An Emission Control Service.
0Inspect fuel tank, cap and linesfor damage
or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket
for any
damage. Replace parts as needed.
An
Emission Control Service. (See footnote?.)
(Continued)
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
I
Short TripKity Maintenance Schedu
60,000 Miles (100 000 km) (Continued)
63,000 Miles (105 000 km)
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
(See footnote +.)
An Emission Control Service.
DATE
DATE
7-18
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY.
3 months, whichever occursfirst).
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
I
Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule
I
66,000 Miles (110 000 km)
69,000 Miles (115 000 km)
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occursfirst).
3 months, whichever occursfirst).
An Emission Control Service.
An Emission Control Service.
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Indexfor proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
(See footnote +.)
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
I
DATE SERVICED
ACTUAL MILEAGE
BY
I
7-19
I
Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule
75,000 Miles (125 000 km)
72,000 Miles (120 000 km)
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
Change engineoil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occursfirst).
3 months, whichever occursfirst).
An Emission Control Service.
An Emission Control Service.
0Inspect air cleaner filter if you are driving
0Rotate tires. See“Tire Inspection and
in dusty conditions. Replacefilter if
necessary. An Emission Control Service.
(See footnote?.)
Rotation” in the Indexfor proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
(See footnote +.)
DATE
7-20
ACTUAL MILEAGE
I
SERVICED BY:
I
DATE
1
ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: I
I
Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule
I
78,000 Miles (130 000 km)
81,000 Miles (135 000 km)
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occursfirst).
3 months, whichever occursfirst).
An Emission Control Service.
An Emission Control Service.
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Indexfor proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
(See footnote +.)
I
I
DATE
I
ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY:
__
1
DATE SERVICED
ACTUAL MILEAGE
BY:
I
Short TripKity Maintenance Schedule
I
84,000 Miles (140 000 km)
87,000 Miles (145 000 km)
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first).
3 months, whichever occursfirst).
An Emission Control Service.
An Emission Control Service.
0Rotate tires.See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
(See footnote+.)
DATE
7-22
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
DATE SERVICED
ACTUAL MILEAGE
BY:
I
Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule
I
90,000 Miles (150 000 km)
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occursfirst).
An Emission Control Service.
0Replace air cleaner filter.
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Indexfor proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
(See footnote +.)
An Emission Control Service.
0Inspect fuel tank, cap and linesfor damage
or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasketfor any
damage. Replace parts as needed.
An Emission Control Service. (See footnote?.)
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY:
I
Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule
I
93,000 Miles (155 000 km)
96,000 Miles (160 000 km)
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occursfirst).
3 months, whichever occursfirst).
An Emission Control Service.
An Emission Control Service.
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation’’ in the Indexfor proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
(See footnote+.)
DATE
7-24
ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY:
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY:
I
Short TripKity Maintenance Schedule
I
99,000 Miles (165 000 km)
100,000 Miles (166 000 km)
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
I7 Inspect spark plug wires (except 2.4L Code
T engine). An Emission Control Service.
0Replace spark plugs.
3 months, whichever occursfirst).
An Emission Control Service.
An Emission Control Service.
Change automatic transaxle fluid and
filter
if the vehicleis mainly driven under oneor
more of these conditions:
- In heavy city traffic where the outside
temperature regularly reaches90 O F
(32°C) orhigher.
- In hilly or mountainous terrain.
(Continued)
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DATE
a
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
I
Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule
I
150,000 Miles (240 000 km)
100,000 Miles (166 000 km) (Continued)
0Drain, flush andrefill cooling system
When doing frequent trailer towing.
- Uses such as foundin taxi, police or
delivery service.
-
(or every60 months since last service,
whichever occursfirst). See “Engine
Coolant” in the Index
for what to use.
Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser,
pressure cap and neck. Pressure test
cooling system and pressure cap.
lfyou do not use your vehicle under any of
these conditions, the fluid and filter do not
require changing.
An Emission Control Service.
DATE
h
I’UAL
MILEAGE
SERVICED
BY:
DATE
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
SERVICED
BY:
Long Trip/Highway Maintenance Schedule
7,500 Miles (12 500 km)
The services shownin this schedule up to 100,000 miles
(166 000 km)should be performed after 100,000 miles
(166 000 km)at the same intervals.The services shown
at 150,000 miles (240000 km)should be performed at
the same interval after 150,000 miles (240
000 km).
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
12 months, whichever occursfirst).
An Emission Control Service.
I7 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
(See footnote +.)
See “Owner Checks and Services” and “Periodic
Maintenance Inspections” following.
Footnotes
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or
the
California Air Resources Board has determined the
that
failure to perform this maintenance item will not nullify
the emission warranty or limit recall liability prior tothe
completion of the vehicle’s usefullife. We, however,
urge that all recommended maintenance services be
performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance
be recorded.
I
DATE
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
SERVICED
BY:
+ A good timeto check your brakes is during tire
rotation. See “Brake System Inspection” under “Periodic
Maintenance Inspections”in Part C of this schedule.
7-27
Long Trip/Highway Maintenance Schedule
15,000 Miles (25 000 km)
22,500 Miles (37 500 km)
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
12 months, whichever occursfirst).
12 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
An Emission Control Service.
Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
(See footnote+.)
DATE
7-28
ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY:
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation’’ in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
(See footnote+.)
Long TripMighway Maintenance Schedule
30,000 Miles (50 000 km)
37,500 Miles (62 500 km)
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
12 months, whichever occursfirst).
12 months, whichever occursfirst).
An Emission Control Sewice.
An Emission Control Service.
Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation’’ in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
(See footnote +.)
El Replace air cleaner filter.
Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation’’ in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
(See footnote +.)
An Emission Control Service.
0Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage
or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket
for any
damage. Replace partsas needed.
An Emission Control Service. (See footnote?.)
DATE
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
SERVICED
BY:
7-29
Long Tripmighway Maintenance Schedule
45,000 Miles (75 000 km)
50,000 Miles (83 000 km)
0Change automatic transaxle fluid and
filter
Change engineoil and filter (or every
12 months, whichever occursfirst).
An Emission Control Service.
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
(See footnote+.)
if the vehicleis mainly driven underone or
more of these conditions:
- In heavy city traffic where the outside
temperature regularly reaches90 O F
(32 O C) or higher.
- In hilly or mountainous terrain.
- When doing frequent trailer towing.
- Uses such as foundin taxi, police or
delivery service.
I f you do not useyour vehicle underany of these
conditions, thefluid and$lter do not require changing.
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DATE
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
SERVICED
7-30
BY:
Long Tripmighway Maintenance Schedule
52,500 Miles (87 500 km)
Change engineoil and filter (or every
12 months, whichever occursfirst).
An Emission Control Service.
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Indexfor proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
(See footnote +.)
60,000 Miles (100 000 km)
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
12 months, whichever occursfirst).
An Emission Control Service.
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Indexfor proper rotation
pattern and additionalinfomation.
(See footnote +.)
0Inspect engine accessory drive belt.
An Emission Control Service.
0Replace air cleaner filter.
An Emission Control Service.
(Continued)
7-31
Long Tripmighway Maintenance Schedule
67,500 Miles (112 500 km)
60,000 Miles (100 000 km) (Continued)
0Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage 0Change engineoil and filter (or every
or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any
damage. Replace parts as needed.
An Emission Control Service. (See footnote?.)
12 months, whichever occursfirst).
An Emission Control Service.
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
(See footnote +.)
I
I
DATE
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
SERVICED
I
BY
DATE
I
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
SERVICED B Y I
75,000 Miles (125 000 km)
82,500 Miles (137 500 km)
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
12 months, whichever occursfirst).
Change engineoil and filter (or every
12 months, whichever occursfirst).
An Emission Control Service.
An Emission Control Service.
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
(See footnote +.)
Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
(See footnote +.)
DATE
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
SERVICED
DATE
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
SERVICED
BY:
BY:
Long Tripmighway Maintenance Schedule
90,000 Miles (150 000 km)
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
12 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0Replace air cleaner filter.
An Emission Control Service.
0Inspect fuel tank,cap and lines for damage
or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any
damage. Replace parts as needed.
An Emission Control Service. (See footnote?.)
7-34
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation’’ in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
(See footnote+.)
II Long Tripmighway Maintenance Schedule
97,500 Miles (142 500 km)
100,000 Miles (144 000 km)
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
0Inspect spark plugwires (except 2.4L Code
12 months, whichever occursfirst).
An Emission Control Service.
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation’’ in the Indexfor proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
(See footnote +.)
DATE
T engine). An Emission Control Service.
0Replace spark plugs.
An Emission Control Service.
0Change automatic transaxle fluid andfilter
if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or
more of these conditions:
- In heavy city traffic where the outside
temperature regularly reaches90OF
(32O C) or higher.
- In hilly or mountainous terrain.
(Continued)
ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY.
7-35
1Lone TridHighway Maintenance Schedule
I
150,000 Miles (240 000 km)
100,000 Miles (166 000 km) (Continued)
- When doing frequent trailer towing.
- Uses such as found in taxi, police or
delivery service.
lfyou donot use your vehicle under any of
these conditions, the fluid and filter donot
require changing.
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0Drain, flush and refill cooling system
(orevery 60 monthssincelastservice,
whicheveroccurs first). See“Engine
Coolant’’ in the Indexfor what to use.
Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser,
pressure cap and neck. Pressure test
the cooling system and pressure cap.
An Emission Control Service.
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY:
ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED
DATE
BY:
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
Engine Coolant Level Check
Listed beloware owner checks and services which
should be performed at
the intervals specified tohelp
ensure the safety, dependability and emission control
performance of your vehicle.
Check the engine coolant level and add the proper
coolant mix if necessary. See “Engine Coolant” in
the
Index for further details.
Be sure any necessary repairsare completed at once.
Whenever any fluids or lubricantsare added to your
vehicle, makesure they are the proper ones,as shown in
Part D.
At Each Fuel Fill
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
Check the windshield washer fluid levelin the
windshield washer tank and add
the proper fluidif
necessary. See “Windshield Washer Fluid” in the Index
for further details.
At Least Once a Month
It is important for you or a service stationattendant to
pe@orm these underhood checks at each fuelfill.
Tire Inflation Check
Engine Oil Level Check
Make sure tires are inflated tothe correct pressures.
See “Tires”in the Index for further details.
Check theengine oil level and add the properoil
if necessary. See “Engine Oil” in the Index for
further details.
Cassette Deck Service
Clean cassette deck. Cleaning should be done every
50 hours of tape play. See “Audio Systems” in the
Index for further details.
7-37
At Least Twicea Year
At Least Oncea Year
Restraint System Check
Key Lock Cylinders Service
Make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your Lubricate the key lock cylinders with
the lubricant
belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors and anchorages are specified in PartD.
working properly. Lookfor any other looseor damaged
safety belt system parts. If you see anything that might Body Lubrication Service
keep a safety belt systemfrom doing itsjob, have it
Lubricate all bodydoor hinges and latches, including
repaired. Have any torn or frayed safety belts replaced. those for the hood and trunk lid. Part
D tells you what to
use. More frequent lubrication may be required when
Also look for any opened or broken air bag coverings,
and have them repairedor replaced. (The air bag system exposed to a corrosive environment.
does not need regular maintenance.)
Wiper Blade Check
Inspect wiper bladesfor wear or cracking. Replace blade
inserts that appear worn or damaged
or that streak or
miss areasof the windshield. Also see “Wiper Blades,
Cleaning” in the Index.
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Brake-Transaxle Shift Interlock (BTSI) Check
Starter Switch Check
CAUTION:
A
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I
A
CAUTION:
I
When you are doing this check, the vehicle could
move suddenly.If it does, you or others could be
injured. Follow the steps below.
1. Before you start, be sure you have enough room
around the vehicle.
2. Firmly apply boththe parking brake (see “Parking
Brake” in the Indexif necessary) andthe
regular brake.
NOTE: Do not use the accelerator pedal, and be
ready to turn off the engine immediatelyif it starts.
I
I
When you are doing this check, the vehicle could
move suddenly.If it does,you or others could be
injured. Follow the steps below.
1. Before you start, be sure you have enough room
around the vehicle. It should be parked on a
level surface.
2. Firmly apply the parking brake (see “Parking Brake”
in the Index if necessary).
NOTE: Be ready to apply the regular brake
immediately if the vehicle beginsto move.
3. With the engine off, turn the key to the ON position,
3. Try to start the engine in each gear. The starter
but don’tstart the engine. Without applying the
should work only inPARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). If
regular brake,try to move theshift lever out of
the starter works in any other position, your vehicle
PARK (P) with normal effort.If the shift lever
needs service.
moves out of PARK (P), your vehicle’s BTSI
needs service.
7-39
Ignition TransaxleLock Check
While parked, and withthe parking brake set, try to turn
the ignition key to
OFF in each shift lever position.
The key should turn toOFF only when the shift lever
is in PARK (P).
On all vehicles, the key should come out onlyOFF.
in
Parking Brake and Automatic
Transaxle PARK (P)
Park on a fairly steep hill, with the vehicle facing
downhill. Keeping your foot on
the regular brake, setthe
parking brake.
To check the parking brake’s holding ability: With
the engine running and transaxlein NEUTRAL (N),
slowly remove foot pressurefrom the regular brake
pedal. Do this until the vehicle is held by the parking
brake only.
To check the PARK (P) mechanism’s holding ability:
With the engine running, shift to
PARK (P). Then
release all brakes.
Underbody FlushingService
When you are doing thischeck, your vehicle
could begin to move. You or others couldbe
injured and propertycould be damaged. Make
sure thereis room in frontof your vehicle in case
it begins to roll. Be ready to apply the regular
brake atonce should the vehicle begin to move.
7-40
At least every spring, use plain water to flush any
corrosive materials from the underbody. Take
care to
clean thoroughly any areas where mud and other debris
can collect.
Part C: Periodic Maintenance
Inspections
connections or other conditions which could cause a heat
build-up in the floor pan or could let exhaust fumes into
the vehicle. See “Engine Exhaust” in the Index.
Listed below are inspections and services which should be
performed at least twice a year (for instance, each spring Radiator and Heater Hose Inspection
and fall). You should let your GM dealer’s service
Inspect the hoses and have them replaced
if they are
department or other qualified service center do these jobs. cracked, swollen or deteriorated. Inspect all pipes,
Make sure any necessary repairs are completed at once.
fittings and clamps; replaceas needed.
Proper procedures to perform these services may be
Throttle Linkage Inspection
found in a GM service manual. See “Service and Owner
Inspect the throttle linkage
for interference or binding,
Publications” in the Index.
and for damaged or missing parts. Replace parts
as
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle needed. Replace any cables that have high effort or
excessive wear.Do not lubricate accelerator and cruise
Boot and Seal Inspection
control cables.
Inspect the front and rear suspension andsteenng
system for damaged, loose or missing parts,signs of
Brake System Inspection
wear or lack of lubrication. Inspect the power steering
Inspect the complete system. Inspect brake lines and
lines and hosesfor proper hook-up, binding, leaks,
hoses for proper hook-up, binding,leaks, cracks,
cracks, chafing,etc. Clean and then inspectthe drive
chafing, etc. Inspect disc brake pads
for wear and rotors
axle boot sealsfor damage, tearsor leakage. Replace
for surface condition. Also inspect drum brake linings
seals if necessary.
for wear and cracks. Inspect other brake parts, including
drums, wheel cylinders, calipers, parking brake,etc. The
Exhaust System Inspection
Inspect the complete exhaust system. Inspect the body near parking brake is self-adjusting and no manual
adjustment is required. You may need to have your
the exhaust system. Look for broken, damaged, missing or
brakes inspected more often
if your driving habits or
out-of-position parts as well as open seams, holes, loose
conditions result in frequent braking.
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Part D: Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants
NOTE: Fluids and lubricants identified below by name,
part number or specification may be obtained from your
GM dealer.
I USAGE
I Engine Oil
I
Engine Coolant
Engine oil with the American
Petroleum Institute Certified For
Gasoline Engines “Starburst”
symbol of the proper viscosity.To
determine the preferred viscosity
for your vehicle’s engine, see
“Engine Oil” in the Index.
50/50 mixture of clean water
(preferably distilled) and use only
GM Goodwrench@ DEX-COOL
or Havoline@ DEX-COOL
coolant. See “Engine Coolant” in
the Index.
TM
Hydraulic Brake Delco Supreme l l @Brake Fluid
System
(GM Part No. 12377967 or
equivalent DOT-3 brake fluid).
FLUIDLUBRICANT
Power Steering
System
GM Power Steering Fluid (GM
Part No. 1052884 - 1 pint,
1050017 - 1 quart, or equivalent).
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Automatic
DEXRON@-I11
Automatic
Fluid.
Transmission
Transaxle
FLUIDLUBRICANT
TM
USAGE
1
Key Lock
Cylinders
Multi-Puoselubricant,
Superlube
% (GM Part
No. 12346241 or equivalent).
Windshield
Washer Solvent
GM Optikleen@ Washer Solvent (GM
Part No. 1051515) or equivalent.
Hood Latch
Assembly,
Pivots, Spring
Anchor and
Release Pawl
Lubriplate lubricant aerosol (GM
Part No. 12346293 or equivalent)
or lubricant meeting requirements
of NLGI # 2, Category LBor
GC-LB.
HoodandDoorMulti-puoselubricant,
Hinges
Superlube
% (GM
Part
No.
1234624 1 or equivalent).
Weatherstrip
Conditioning
Part
I
Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM
No. 12345579
or
equivalent).
I
See “Replacement Parts” in the Index for recommended
replacement filters and spark plugs.
7-42
Part E: Maintenance Record
After the scheduled services are performed, record
the
date, odometer reading and who performed the service
in the boxes provided after the maintenance interval.
Any additional informationfrom “Owner Checks and
Services” or “Periodic Maintenance” can
be added on
the following record pages. Also, you should retain
all
maintenance receipts. Your owner information portfolio
is a convenient placeto store them.
Maintenance Record
DATE
ODOMETER
READING
MAINTENANCE PERFORMED
SERVICED BY
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Maintenance Record
MAINTENANCE PERFORMED
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0Section 8
Custc-:3r A %st;
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Info]-I-xtion
Here you will find out how to contact Chevroletif you need assistance.This section also tells you how to obtain
service publications and how
to report any safetydefects.
8-2
8-4
8-5
8-7
8-8
8-9
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
Customer Assistancefor Text Telephone
(TTY) Users
ChevroletIGeo Roadside Assistance Program
Canadian Roadside Assistance
Courtesy Transportation
GM Participation in an Alternative Dispute
Resolution Program
8- 10
8- 10
8-11
8-11
8-11
Warranty Information
Reporting Safety Defects to the United
States Government
Reporting Safety Defects to the
Canadian Government
Reporting Safety Defectsto General Motors
Ordering Service and Owner Publications
in Canada
Chevrolet dealers have the facilities, trained technicians
and up-to-date information to promptly address any
concerns you may have. However, if a concern has not
been resolved toyour complete satisfaction, take the
following steps:
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
STEP ONE -- Discuss your concern with a member
of dealership management. Normally, concerns can
be quickly resolved at that level.
If the matter has
already been reviewed with the Sales, ServiceParts
or
Manager, contactthe owner of the dealershipor the
General Manager.
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8-2
STEP TWO -- If after contacting a member of
dealership management, it appears your concern
cannot be resolved by the dealership without further
help, contact the Chevrolet Customer Assistance
Center by calling 1-800-222- 1020. In Canada,
contact GM of Canada Customer Communication
Centre in Oshawa by calling 1-800-263-3777
(English) or 1-800-263-7854 (French).
For help outsideof the United States and Canada, call
the following numbers as appropriate:
In Mexico: (525) 625-3256
In Puerto Rico: 1-800-496-9992 (English) or
1-800-496-9993 (Spanish)
In the U.S. Virgin Islands: 1-800-496-9994
0
In the Dominican Republic: 1-800-75 1-4135
(English) or 1-800-751-4136 (Spanish)
0
In the Bahamas: 1-800-389-0009
0
In Bermuda, Barbados, Antigua and the British
Virgin Islands: 1-800-534-0122
0
In all other Caribbean countries: (809) 763- 13
15
0
In other overseas locations, call GM International
Product Center in Canada at: (905)
644-4112.
For prompt assistance, please have the following
information available to give the Customer
Assistance Representative:
Refer to your Warranty and Owner Assistance
Information bookletfor addresses of
GM Overseas offices.
When contacting Chevrolet, please remember that
Your name, address, home and business
your concern will likely be resolved
telephone numbers
in the dealership,
using the dealer’s facilities, equipment and personnel.
Vehicle Identification Number (Thisis available
first if
from the vehicle registration or title, or the plate at That is why we suggest you follow Step One
you have a concern.
the top leftof the instrument panel and visible
through the windshield.)
Customer Assistancefor Text
Dealership name and location
Telephone (TTY) Users
Vehicle delivery date and present mileage
To assist customers who are deaf, hard
of hearing, or
0 Nature of concern
speech-impaired and who use Text Telephones (TTYs),
Chevrolet has TTY equipment available at its Customer
We encourage you to call us so we can give your inquiry
Assistance Center.Any TTY user can communicate with
prompt attention. However,if you wish to write
Chevrolet by dialing: 1-800-833-CHEV. (TTY users in
Chevrolet, address your inquiry to:
Canada can dial 1-800-263-3830.)
Chevrolet Motor Division
Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center
P.O. Box 7047
Troy, MI 48007-7047
In Canada, write to:
General Motorsof Canada Limited
Customer Communication Centre, 163-005
1908 ColonelSam Drive
Oshawa, OntarioLlH 8P7
ChevroletlGeo Roadside
Assistance Program
Roadside Assistance is available
24 hours a day,
365 days a year,by calling 1-800-CHEV-USA
(1-800-243-8872). This toll-free number will provide
you over-the-phone roadside assistance with minor
mechanical problems. If your problem cannot be
resolved over the phone, our advisors have access to a
nationwide networkof dealer recommended service
providers. Roadside membership is
free, however some
services mayincur costs.
Roadside offers two levels
of service to the customer,
Basic Care and Courtesy'" Care:
Toll-free number, 1 -800-CHEV-USA
Free towing for warranty repairs
Basic over-the-phone technical advice
Available dealer services at reasonable costs (ie.,
wrecker services,locksmithkey service, glass
repair, etc.)
To enhance Chevrolet's strong commitment to customer
satisfaction, Chevroletis excited to announce the
establishment of the ChevroletIGeo Roadside Assistance
Center. As the ownerof a 1997 ChevroletIGeo,
membership in Roadside Assistance
is free.
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ROADSIDE Courtesy" Care PROVIDES:
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Roadside Basic Care services (as outlined above)
Plus:
FREE Non-Warranty Towing (to the closest dealer
from a legal roadway)
FREE LocksmitldKey Service (when keys are lost
on the road or locked inside)
FREE Flat Tire Service (spare installed on the road)
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FREE Jump Start (at home or onthe road)
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FREE Fuel Delivery ($5 of fuel delivered on
the road)
ChevroletIGeo offers Courtesy Transportationfor
customers needing warranty service. Courtesy
Transportation will be offered in conjunction with
the coverage providedby the Bumper to Bumper
New Vehicle Limited Warranty to eligible purchasers
of 1997 ChevroletIGeo passenger car and light duty
trucks. (Please see your selling dealerfor details.)
Note: Courtesy Care is available to Retail and Retail Lease
Customers operating1997 and newer Chevrolet/Geo
vehicles fora period of 3 years/36,000 miles(60 0o0 km),
whichever occurs first.All Courtesy Care services must
be pre-arranged by Chevrolet Roadsideor dealer
Service Management.
Basic Care and Courtesy Care are not partof or
included in the coverage provided
by the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty. Chevrolet reserves the right to
modify or discontinueBasic Care and Courtesy Care
at any time.
Please refer to the Roadside Assistance brochure
For complete program details,
see your Chevrolet/Geo
dealer to obtain a Roadside Assistance Center brochure. inside your owner information portfolio
for full
program details.
The Roadside Assistance Center uses companies that
will provide you with quality and priority service. When Canadian Roadside Assi ‘an-?
roadside services are required, our advisors will explain
Vehicles purchased in Canada have an extensive
any payment obligations that may be incurred
for
Roadside Assistance program accessible
from anywhere
utilizing outside services.
in Canada or the United
States. Please refer tothe
For prompt assistance when calling, please have
the
separate brochure provided by the dealercall
or
following available togive to the advisor:
1-800-268-6800 for emergency services.
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
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License plate number
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Vehiclecolor
Vehiclelocation
Telephone number where you can be reached
Vehiclemileage
Description of problem
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Courtesy Transportation
Chevrolet/Geo offers Courtesy Transportationfor
customers needing warranty service. Courtesy
Transportation will be offeredin conjunction with the
coverage provided by the Bumper to Bumper New
Vehicle Limited Warranty to retail purchasers of
1997 Chevrolet/Geo passenger cars and light duty
trucks (please see your selling dealer
for details).
Courtesy Transportation includes:
0 One way shuttle ride for any warranty repair
completed during the same day.
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Up to $30 maximum daily vehicle rental allowance
for any overnight warranty repair up to five days,
OR
Up to $30 maximum daily cab, bus or other
transportation allowance in lieuof rental for any
overnight warranty repair up five
to days, OR
Up to $10 daily fuel allowance for rides provided by
another person (i.e., friend, neighbor, etc.)in lieu of
rental for any overnight warranty repair upto five days.
Note: All Courtesy Transportation arrangements will
be administered by your Chevrolet/Geo dealer
service management. Claim amounts should reflect
all actual costs.
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Chevrolet/Geo Courtesy Transportation is not part
of the Bumper to Bumper New Vehicle Limited
Warranty. Chevrolet/Geo reserves the right to make
any changesor discontinue Courtesy Transportation
at any time without notification.
For additional program details, contact your
Chevrolet/Geo dealer.
Some state insurance regulations makeit impractical to
rent vehicles to people under 21 years
of age. If you are
under 21 and have difficulty renting a vehicle, Chevrolet
will reimburse up to $30/day
for documented
transportation you receive.
For warranty repairs during the Complete Vehicle
Coverage period in the New Vehicle Limited Warranty,
interim transportation may be available under the
Courtesy Transportation Program. Please consult your
dealer for details.The Roadside Assistance program is
available only inthe United States and Canada.
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In Canada, please consult yourGM dealer for
information on Courtesy Transportation.
GM Participation in an Alternative
Dispute Resolution Program
This program is availablein all 50 states and the
District of Columbia. Canadian owners refer to your
Warranty and Owner Assistance Information booklet
for
information on the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration
Plan (CAMVAP). General Motors reservesthe right to
change eligibility limitations and/orto discontinue its
participation in this program.
Both Chevrolet and your Chevrolet dealer are committed
to making sure you are completely satisfied with your
new
vehicle. Our experience has shown that,if a situation
arises where you feel your concern has not been
adequately addressed, the Customer Satisfaction Procedure
described earlier in this section is very successful.
There may be instances where an impartial third party
can assistin arriving at a solution to
a disagreement
regarding vehicle repairsor interpretation of the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty. To assist in resolving these
disagreements, Chevrolet voluntarily participates in
BBB AUTO LINE.
BBB AUTO LINE is an out-of-court program
administered by the Better Business Bureau system to
settle automotive disputes.This program is available
free of charge to customers who currently own
or lease a
GM vehicle.
If you are not satisfied after following
the Customer
Satisfaction Procedure, you may contact
the BBB using
the toll-free telephone number,
or write them at the
following address:
BBB AUTO LINE
Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc.
4200 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22203- 1804
Telephone: 1- 800-955-5 100
To file a claim,you will be asked to provide your name
and address, your Vehicle Identification Number
(VIN)
and a statementof the natureof your complaint.
Eligibility is limitedby vehicle age and mileage, and
other factors.
We prefer you utilize the Customer Satisfaction
Procedure before you resort
to AUTO LINE,but you
may contact the BBB at any time. The BBB will attempt
to resolvethe complaint servingas an intermediary. If
this mediation is unsuccessful, an informal hearing will
be scheduled whereeligible customers may present their
case to an impartial third-party arbitrator.
The arbitrator will make a decision which you may
accept or reject. If you accept
the decision, GM will be
bound by that decision.The entire dispute resolution
procedure should ordinarily take about
40 days from the
time youfile a claim untila decision is made.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
TO THE UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could
cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA),in addition to
notifying General Motors.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints,
it may open an
investigation, and ifit finds that a safety defect exists
in
a groupof vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved
Some state laws may require
you to use this program
or
before filing a claim with a state-run arbitration program in individual problems between you, your dealer
General Motors.
or inthe courts. For further information, contact the
BBB at 1-800-955-5100 or the Chevrolet Customer
To contact NHTSA, you may either
call the Auto Safety
Assistance Center at 1-800-222- 1020.
Hotline toll-free at 1-800-424-9393 (or 366-0123 in the
Washington, D.C. area) or write to:
Warranty Information
Your vehicle comes with a separate warranty booklet
that contains detailed warranty information.
NHTSA, U.S. Department of Transportation
Washington, D.C.20590
You can also obtain other information about motor
vehicle safety from the Hotline.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO
THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
If you live in Canada, and you believe that your vehicle
has a safety defect, you should immediately notify
Transport Canada,in addition to notifying General
Motors of Canada Limited.You may write to:
Transport Canada
Box 8880
Ottawa, OntarioKlG 352
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
TO GENERAL MOTORS
In addition to notifying NHTSA(or Transport Canada)
in a situation like this, we certainly hope you’ll notify
us. Please call us at 1-800-222-1020 or write:
In Canada, pleasecall us at 1-800-263-3777 (English)
or 1-800-263-7854 (French). Or, write:
General Motorsof Canada Limited
Customer Communication Centre
1908 ColonelSam Drive
Oshawa, OntarioLlH 8P7
Ordering Service and Owner
Public..I _Insin Canada
Service manuals, service bulletins, owner’s manuals and
other service literatureare available for purchase for all
current and past model General Motors vehicles.
The toll-free telephone number
for ordering information
in Canada is1-800-668-5539.
Chevrolet Motor Division
Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center
P.O. Box 7047
Troy, Michigan 48007-7047
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1997 CHEVROLET/GEO SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATIC
The following publications covering the operation and servicing of your vehicle can be purchased by
OL filling
the Service Publication Order Form
in this book and mailing itin with your check, moneyorder,
or credit card information to Helm, Incorporated (address below.)
CURRENT PUBLICATIONS FOR1997 CHEVROLET/GEO
OWNER’S INFORMATION
SERVICE MANUALS
Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair informationOwner publications are written directly for Owners and
intended to provide basic operational information about
tht
on engines, transmission, axle, suspension, brakes,
vehicle. The owner’s manual will include the Maintenance
electrical, steering, body, etc.
Schedule forall models.
RETAIL SELL PRICE:$90.00
TRANSMISSION, TRANSAXLE, TRANSFER CASE
UNIT REPAIR MANUAL
This manual provides information on unit repair service
procedures, adjustments and specifications for the
1997 GM transmissions, transaxles and transfer cases.
RETAIL SELL PRICE:$40.00
In-Portfolio: Includes a Portfolio, Owner’s Manual and
Warranty Booklet.
RETAIL SELL PRICE:$1 5.00
Without Portfolio: Owner’s Manual only.
RETAIL SELL PRICE: $10.00
CURRENT & PAST MODEL ORDER FORMS
SERVICE BULLETINS
Service Publications are available for current and past
Service Bulletins give technical service information neededmodel GM vehicles. To request an order form, please
to knowledgeably service General Motors cars and trucks. specify year and model name
of the vehicle.
Each bulletin contains instructions to assist in the
diagnosis and serviceof your vehicle.
TATE)
NOTE: Dealers and Companies please provide dealer or company name, and also the
Cheek or Money
Order payableto
name of the person to whose attention the shipment should be sent.
Mail completed order form to:
Helm, Inc. (USA funds
HELM, INCORPORATED P.O. Box 07130 Detroit, MI 48207
only da not send cash.)
For purchases outside U.S.A. please write tothe above address for quotation.
(CUSTOMER’S NAME)
(STREET ADDRESS-NO
(ATTENTION)
P.O. BOX NUMBERS)
(ZIP CODE)
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HE-ORD97 *(Prices are subject
to change without notice and without incurring
obligation. Allow ample time for delivery.)
Note to Canadian Customers: All listed prices are quotedin U.S. funds. Canadian residents
are to make checks payable in
U.S. funds. To cover Canadian postage, add$11.50 plus the
U.S. order processing.
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NOTES
Section 9 Index
Accessory Power Outlet .........................
2-46
Adding Equipment toYour Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
1.2. 1-47
Adjuster. Seat ..............................
1-21
AirBag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-25
How Does it Restrain ..........................
1-23
How it Works ................................
1-23
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.22.2.54
Readiness Light .........................
1-27
Servicing ...................................
1-25
What Makes it Inflate ..........................
What Will You See After it Inflates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25
1-24
When Should it Inflate .........................
1.22.2.54
Air Bag Readiness Light ....................
6- 17
Air Cleaner ....................................
AirConditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-2
6-62
Air Conditioning Refrigerants .....................
Alignment and Balance. Tire ......................
6-42
6-50
Aluminum Wheels. Cleaning ......................
3-24
Antenna. Fixed .................................
Antifreeze ..................................... 6- 18
Anti-Lock
Brake System Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.56.4.7
2.56.
4.7
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3- 19
Anti.Theft. Radio ..............................
Appearancecare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-44
6-52
Appearance Care Materials .......................
Arbitration Program ..............................
8-9
Ashtray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-44
Audio Equipment. Adding . . . . . . . . . 2-1 5.2.16.3.22. 6.54
3-7
Audio Systems ..................................
2-28
Auto-Down Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-37
Automatic Light Control .........................
Automatic Transaxle
6-18
Fluid .......................................
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18
7-40
Park Mechanism Check ........................
2-19
Shifting .....................................
4-37
Backing Up with a Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-28
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Replacement. Keyless Entry System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
2-39
Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-3
Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8-9
BBB Auto Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-21
Before Leaving on a Long Trip ....................
Better Business Bureau Mediation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9
9-1
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Adjustment ..................................
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-24
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-24
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22
6-28
Pedal Travel .................................
6-28
Replacing System Parts ........................
2.55.6.25
System Warning Light ....................
Trailer ......................................4-36
Transaxle Shift Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.25.7.39
Transaxle Shift Interlock Check. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-39
Wear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-27
Brakes. Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.56.4.7
4-6
Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-9
Braking in Emergencies ...........................
.......................... 2- 13
Break.In. New Vehicle
BTSI .................................... 2.25.7.39
7-39
BTSICheck ...................................
BulbReplacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-29
Back-up Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-32
CHMSL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-32
Dome Lamp .................................
6-34
Headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-29
Taillamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-32
Canadian Roadside Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
Capacities and Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-61
CarbonMonoxide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.10.2.26.4.27. 4.36
Cassette Deck Service ...........................
7-37
Cassette Tape Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.9.3. 18
Cassette Tape Player Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-23
CD Adapter Kit ................................
3- 13
CDPlayer .....................................
3-14
CD Player Theft-Deterrent Feature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3- 19
9-2
Center Console Storage Area ......................
2-42
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp Bulb Replacement. . . . 6-32
1-33
Center Rear Passenger Position....................
4-31
Certification Label ..............................
4-36
Chains.Safety .................................
Chains.Tire ................................... 6-43
Changing a Flat Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-20
Charging System Indicator Light
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-54
Check Engine Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-57
Check Oil Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-61 6-12
Checking Your Restraint Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-47
Chemical Paint Spotting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-51
Child Restraints ...............................
1-35
Securing in a Rear Outside Seat Position. . . . . . . . . . 1-38
Securing in the Center Rear Seat Position. . . . . . . . . . 1-40
Securing in the Right Front Seat Position . . . . . . . . . . 1-42
1-37
TopStrap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
WheretoPut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-36
Circuit Breakers and Fuses .......................
6-55
Cleaner. Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-17
Cleaning ......................................
6-44
6-50
Aluminum Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-49
Exterior LampsLenses ........................
6-45
Fabric ......................................
6-47
Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-44
Inside of Your Chevrolet .......................
Instrumentpanel .............................
6-47
Outside of Your Chevrolet ......................
6-48
6-46
Special Problems .............................
Stains ......................................
6-46
6-50
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vinyl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-46
6-50
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windshield and Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-48
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Defects. Reporting Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-10
Climate Control System ...........................
3-2
Defensive Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Clock. Setting the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-7
Defogger. Rear Window ..........................
3-5
Comfort Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-2
Defogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Compact Disc Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-24
3-4
Defrosting .....................................
Compact Disc Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-14
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Compact Spare Tire .............................
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Dolby
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4-6 3-13
Control of a Vehicle ..............................
2-39
Dome Lamp ...................................
ConvenienceNet ...............................
2-44
Dome Lamp Bulb Replacement .................... 6-34
2-41
Convex Outside Mirror ..........................
2-4
DoorLocks .....................................
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-18
2-20
Drive. Automatic ...............................
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-21
1-12
Driver Position .................................
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-20
Driving
Heater. Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2- 17
City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19
SurgeTank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-14
4-2
Defensive ....................................
Surge Tank Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-22
Drunken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
5-14
Cooling System ................................
Freeway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20
8-8
Courtesy Transportation ...........................
InaBlizzard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-26
2-33
Cruise Control .................................
In Foreign Countries ...........................
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2-62
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Cupholder. Center Console .......................
Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-15
2-43
Cupholder. Instrument Panel ......................
OnCurves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
2-43
Cupholder. Rear Seat ............................
On Grades While Towing a Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-37
Customer Assistancefor Text Telephone Users. . . . . . . . . 8-4
On Hill and Mountain Roads ....................
4-22
Customer Assistance Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8- 1
On Snow and Ice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-25
Customer Satisfaction Procedure ....................
8-2
Throughwater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-18
WetRoads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16
Damage. Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-51
4-24
Winter ......................................
Damage. Sheet Metal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-50
With a Trailer ................................
4-37
Daytime Running Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-37
4-3
DrunkenDriving ................................
DeadBattery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Electrical Equipment. Adding ..... 2.15.2.16.3.22. 6.64
Electrical System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-54
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.10.6.11
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-18
Coolant Heater ............................... 2-17
Coolant Levelcheck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-37
Coolant Temperature Gage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-56
Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.10.2.26.4.27. 4.36
FuseBlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-58
Identification ................................ 6-53
7-37
Oil Level Check ..............................
Overheating ................................. 5-12
Running While Parked......................... 2-26
6-62
Specifications ................................
Starting Your . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2- 14.2. 16
EngineOil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-13
6-16
Additives ...................................
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-13
Pressure Warning Light ........................ 2-60
Used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-17
What Kind to Use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6- 15
Whentochange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-16
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
Exterior Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-36
Fabric Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-45
6-5
FillingYourTank ................................
Frangais
en
Filter. Air ..................................... 6-17
Finishcare .................................... 6-49
9-4
Finish Damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-51
First Gear. Automatic Transaxle ................... 2-21
Flashers. Hazard Warning .........................5-2
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30
Flat Tire. Changing ............................. 5-20
Fluids and Lubricants ............................ 7-42
FogLmps .................................... 2-38
Following Distance with a Trailer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-37
Foreign Countries. Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-5..
FrenchLanguageManual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
FrontTowing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10
Fuel ..........................................6-3
Filling Your Tank .............................. 6-5
2-64
Gage .......................................
6-5
In Foreign Countries ...........................
6-55
Fuses and Circuit Breakers .......................
Gages
Engine Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-56
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-64
Tachometer .................................. 2-52
Garment Hook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-46
GAWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-31
Gear Positions. Automatic Transaxle................ 2-19
GloveBox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-42
Gross Axle Weight Rating ........................ 4-31
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-31..
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Guide
GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-31
Halogen Bulbs ................................
6-29
Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
1-5
HeadRestraints .................................
2-36
Headlamps ....................................
6-29
Bulb Replacement ............................
2-30
High& ow Beam Changer ......................
2-36
OnReminder ................................
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-54
Hearing Impaired. Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-4
Heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
2-30
High-Beam Headlamps ..........................
Highway Hypnosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-22
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-22
4-36
Hitches. Trailer .................................
Hood
6-7
Checking Things Under .........................
Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8
HOITI .........................................
2-28
4- 18
Hydroplaning ..................................
7-41
Suspension ..................................
Throttle Linkage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-41
InstrumentPanel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-48
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-47
Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-50
FuseBlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-55
IntensityControl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-38
Interior Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-38
Ignition Positions ..............................
2- 13
7-40
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check ....................
Illuminated EntryLExit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-39
Inflation. Tire .................................. 6-36
Inside Daymight Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-40
Inspections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-41
Brakesystem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-41
ExhaustSystems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-41
Front-Wheel-Drive Axle Boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-41
Front-Wheel-Drive Axle Seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-41
Radiator and Heater Hose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-41
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-41
Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-53
Certification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-31
Service Parts Identification .....................
6-53
Tire-Loading Information ......................4-30
Vehicle Identification Number ................... 6-53
Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-36
2-36
Exterior ....................................
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-38
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-38
MirrorReading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-39
OnReminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-36
Jack.Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-22
Jump Starting ................................... 5-3
K e y Lock Cylinders Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-38
Keyless Entry System ............................ 2-6
BatteryReplacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Synchronization ............................... 6-9
Keys .......................................... 2-2
9-5
Leaving Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Leaving Your Vehicle with the Engine Running ....... 2-24
Lighter .......................................2-44
Lights
Air Bag Readiness ....................... 1.22.2.54
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning. . . . . . . . . . . . 2.56.4.7
Brake System Warning .................... 2.55.6.25
Charging System Indicator...................... 2-54
CheckEngine ................................ 2-57
2.61.6.12
CheckOil ..............................
Cruise ...................................... 2-62
DoorAjar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-63
2-38
Interior .....................................
Low Coolant Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.57.6.21
LowWash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-62
Oil Pressure Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-60
Passlock@ Warning ........................... 2-6 1
Safety Belt Reminder ......................
1.8.2.53
Service Vehicle Soon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-63
Loading YourVehicle ...........................
4-30
2-28
Lock Out Switch ...............................
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-4
Cylinders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-38
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-4
7-38
Key Lock Cylinder Service .....................
PowerDoor .................................. 2-5
Rear Door Security............................. 2-5
Low Coolant Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.57. 6.21
Lubricants and Fluids ............................
7-42
7-38
Lubrication Service. Body ........................
9-6
Maintenance. ~ o r m aReplacement
l
parts ........... 6-62
MaintenanceRecord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-43
Maintenanceschedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1
7-2
Introduction ..................................
Long Tripmighway Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-6
7-6
Long Tripmighway Intervals .....................
Owner Checks and Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-37
Periodic Maintenance Inspections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-41
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants .............7-42
Scheduled Maintenance Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
Selecting the Right Schedule ..................... 7-4
Short TripKity Definition ....................... 7-5
Short TripKity Intervals ........................7-5
Maintenance. Underbody . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-51
Maintenance When Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-40
4-38
Making Turns with a Trailer ......................
2-57
Malfunction Indicator Lamp ......................
1-2
ManualFrontSeat ...............................
Manual Remote Control Mirror .................... 2-40
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
Mirror Reading Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-39
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-40
Convex Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-41
Inside Daymight Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-40
2-40
Manual Remote Control ........................
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-40
Power Remote Control......................... 2-41
Visorvanity ................................. 2-45
Mountain Roads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-22
2-29
Multifunction Lever .............................
2-51
Odometer ....................................
Odometer. Trip .................................
2-51
4- 11
Off-Road Recovery .............................
Oil. Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12
Oil Pressure Warning Light .......................
2-60
2-40
Outside Mirror .................................
5-12
Overheating Engine .............................
7-37
Owner Checks and Services.......................
Owner Publications. Ordering .....................
8- 12
Passlock” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-12
Passlock” Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-61
Periodic Maintenance Inspections .................. 7-41
Power
Accessory Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-46
DoorLocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
OptionFuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-54
Remote Control Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-41
Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
4-9
Steering .....................................
Steering Fluid ................................ 6-22
2-27
Windows ...................................
1-20
Pregnancy. Use of Safety Belts ....................
5-2
Problems on the Road ............................
Publications. Service and Owner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12
P a i n t Spotting. Chemical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-51
Park
Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2- 19
Shifting Into . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23
Shifting Out of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25
Parking
2-12
AtNight ....................................
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22
7-40
Brake Mechanism Check .......................
2-12
Lots .......................................
2-25
Over Things That Burn ........................
WithaTrailer ................................
4-39
1-2 1
Passenger Position ..............................
Passing .......................................
4-12
Passing with a Trailer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-37
Radiator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-14
3-22
Radio Reception ................................
Radios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Rain, Driving In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16
Rear
Door Security Locks ........................... 2-5
Outside Seat Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-27
1-30
Safety Belt Comfort Guides .....................
Seatpassengers .............................. 1-27
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Window Defogger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Rearview Mirror ................................ 2-40
Inside Daymight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-40
Reclining Front Seatbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Recreational Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-28
N e t . Convenience ..............................
Neutral. Automatic Transaxle .....................
New Vehicle “Break-In” .........................
Night Vision ...................................
2-44
2-20
2- 13
4-15
9-7
.
.
.
Refrigerants. Air Conditioning ....................
6-62
Remote
Cassette Tape Player ..........................
3- 18
2- 10
Trunk Release................................
Trunk Release Lockout ........................
2- 10
Replacement
Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-61
Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-62
Wheel ......................................
6-42
1-47
Replacing Safety Belts ...........................
8- 10
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restraints
1-47
Checking ...................................
1-35
Child .......................................
1-5
Head ........................................
Replacing Parts After a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-47
7-38
Systemcheck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reverse. Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2- 19
1-21
Right Front Passenger Position ....................
8-5
Roadside Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8-7
Roadside Assistance. Canadian .....................
5-33
Rocking YourVehicle ...........................
Rotation. Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-37
safety Belt Extender ............................
1-47
Safety Belt Reminder Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.8. 2.53
SafetyBelts ....................................
1-7
Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Care .......................................
6-47
Center Rear Passenger Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-33
1-34
Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9-8
Driver Position ...............................
1-12
Extender ....................................
1-47
How to Wear Properly .........................
1-12
1-16. 1-45. 1-46
IncorrectUsage ....................
LapBelt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-33
Lap-Shoulder ...........................
1.12. 1-27
1-44
LargerChildren ..............................
Passenger Position ............................
1-21
Questions and Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Rear Comfort Guides ..........................
1-30
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions. . . . . . . . . . . . 1-27
1-27
Rear Seat Passengers ..........................
1-8. 2-53
ReminderLight ..........................
1-47
Replacing After a Crash........................
Right Front Passenger Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-15
Smaller Children and Babies ....................
1-34
1-20
Use During Pregnancy .........................
WhyTheyWork ...............................
1-8
Safety Chains ..................................
4-36
SafetyDefects.Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-10
Safety Warnings and Symbols .......................
vii
7-4
Scheduled Maintenance Services ....................
1-2.1-47
SeatAdjuster ..............................
1-4
Seatback. Reclining Front .........................
Seats
1-2
ManualFront .................................
1-3
Power .......................................
1-5
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restraint Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-2
1-2
SeatControls .................................
Securing a Child Restraint ......................
1-38
Second Gear. Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-2
Bulletins. Ordering ............................
8- 12
Manuals. Ordering ............................
8- 12
Parts Identification Label .......................
6-53
Publications. Ordering .........................
8- 12
6-2
Work. Doing Your Own . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-2
Service and Appearance Care ......................
Service and Owner Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12
Ordering in Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8- 12
8- 12
Service Publications .............................
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Chevrolet . . . . . . . . . 1-27
6-50
Sheet Metal Damage ............................
ShiftLever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-23
Shifting
Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2- 19
2-23
Into Park (P) .................................
2-25
Out of Park ..................................
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster.....................
1- 15
SignalingTurns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-29
Skidding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4- 13
Sound Equipment. Adding. . . . . . . . . 2- 15.2-16.3-22. 6-54
Spare Tire. Compact.............................
5-32
Specifications and Capacities......................
6-61
Specifications. Engine ...........................
6-62
Speech Impaired. Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-4
Speedometer ...................................
2-51
SRS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-21
6-46
Stains. Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-39
Starter Switch Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting Your Engine ............................ 2-14
5-12
Steam ........................................
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
In Emergencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tips .........................................
Wheel, Tilt ..................................
Storage Compartments ...........................
Storage, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SunVisors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sunroof .......................................
Supplemental Restraint System ....................
Surge Tank
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to Add Coolant ..........................
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Symbols,Vehicle ................................
Synchronization .................................
4-9
4-10
4-9
4-9
2-28
2-42
6-29
5-33
2-45
2-47
1-21
5-14
5-16
6-22
viii
2-9
Tachometer ..................................
2-52
6-32
Taillamp Bulb Replacement.......................
3-23
Tape Player Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Theft .........................................
2-11
Theft-Deterrent Feature. CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
3-19
THEFTLOCK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Thermostat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-22
Third Gear. Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21
Tilt Steering Wheel .............................
2-28
3-7
Time. Setting the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tirechains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-43
TireLoading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-30
Tire-Loading Information Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-30
TM
9-9
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-35
Alignment and Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-42
Buying New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-39
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-43
5-20
ChangingaFlat ..............................
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-50
5-32
Compact Spare ...............................
Inflation .................................... 6-36
7-37
Inflation Check ...............................
Inspection and Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-37
4-30
Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-36
Pressure ....................................
Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-41
6-4 1
Traction ....................................
Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-4 1
Uniform Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-40
6-43
Used Replacement Wheel ......................
6-39
WearIndicators ..............................
Wheel Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-42
When It’s Time for New ....................... 6-39
TopStrap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-37
TorqueLock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24
5-29. 6-61
Torque. Wheel Nut .........................
Towing
4-28
From the Front ...............................
4-30
From the Rear ...............................
Recreational Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-28
Towing a Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-32
5-8
Towing Your Vehicle .............................
Towing Your Vehicle From the Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-28
Towing Your Vehicle Fromthe Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-30
9-10
Trailer
Backing Up with .............................
4-37
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-36
Driving on Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-37
Drivingwitha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-37
Following Distance with . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-37
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-36
Maintenance When Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-40
Making Turns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-38
ParkingonHills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-39
4-37
Passing with .................................
SafetyChains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-36
4-35
Tongueweight ...............................
4-36
Total Weight on Tires ..........................
Towing ..................................... 4-32
4-38
Turn Signals .................................
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-34
Transaxle
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-18
Ignition Lock Check ..........................
7-40
Transmitters. Keyless Entry System ................. 2-6
Transportation.Courtesy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-51
Trunk ........................................
2-10
TrUnk
Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-39
ReleaseLockout.Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
Release. Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
8-4
TTYUsers .....................................
Turn Signal and Lane Change Signals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29
Turn Signal On Chime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30
Turn SignaVMultifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-38
Underbody Hushing Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-40
Underbody Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-51
Vehicle
4-6
Control ......................................
Damage Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vii
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-62
Identification Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-53
Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-30
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-29
Ventilation System ...............................
3-6
Visor Vanity Mirrors ............................
2-45
Visors. Sun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-45
w a r n i n g Devices ...............................
5-2
Warning Eights. Gages and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-52
Washer Fluid. Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-23
Washing Your Vehicle ...........................
6-48
Weatherstrips ..................................
6-48
Wheel
6-42
Alignment ..................................
Nut Torque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.29. 6.61
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-42
Used Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-43
Wrench .....................................
5-22
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-27
Auto-Down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28
Lock Out Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27
WindshieldWasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32
Fluid ..................................
2.32. 6.23
Fluid Level Check ............................
7-37
WindshieldWiper .........................
2.30.6.54
Bladecheck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-38
BladeReplacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-35
Winter Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-24
Wiring.Headlamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-54
Wrecker Towing .................................
5-8
Wrench. Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-22
9-11
0 Service Station Checkpoints
COOLANT
SURGE
TANK
2.4L
ENGINE
OIL DIPSTICK
P6-12
FUEL
3100 ENGINE
OIL DIPSTICK
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I
I
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SECONDARY
WINDSHIELD /
FLUID RESERVOIR
P6-23
BAlTERY
P6-28
I
HOOD RELEASE P6-8
TRUNK RELEASE P2-10
TIRES
P6-35
For detailed information, refer tothe page number listed,or see the Indexin the back of the owner’s manual.
9-12
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