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Owner’s Manual
01995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner's Manual
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This section tells you how t o use your scats and safety belts properly. It also explains the air bag system.
Featuresandcontrols ..................................................................
This section explains how t o start and operate your Chevrolet.
Comfort Controls and Audio Systems .....................................................
Seats and Restraint Systems
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This section tells you how to adjust the ventilation and comfort controls and how to operate your
sound system.
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Service and Appearance Care.. ..........................................................
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CustomerAssistanceInformation ........................................................
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Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Your Driving and the Road
Here you'll find helpful inforlnation and tips about the road and how t o drive under different conditions.
ProblemsontheRoad
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This section tells you what t o do if you have a problem while driving. such a s a flat tire or engine
overheating, etc.
Here the ~nanualtells you how to keep your Chevrolet running properly and looking good.
Maintenanceschedule
This section tells you when to perform vehicle maintenance and what tluids and lubricants t o use.
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This section tells you how t o contact Chevrolet for assistance and how to get service publications. It also
gives you information on "Reporting Safety Defects" on page 8-4.
Here's an alphabetical listing of almost every subject in this manual. You can use it to quickly find
something you want to read.
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GENERAL MOTORS, GM andthe GM Emblem,
CHEVROLET and the Chevrolet Emblemand the name
MONTE CARLO are registered trademarks of General
Motors Corporation.
This manual includes the latestinformation at the time it
was printed. We reserve the right to make changes in the
product after that time without further notice. For
vehicles first sold in Canada, substitute the name
“General Motors of Canada Limited” for Chevrolet
Motor Division whenever it appears in this manual.
Please keep this manual in your Chevrolet, so it will be
there if you ever need it when you’re on the road. If you
sell thevehicle, please leave this manual in it so the new
owner can use it.
Litho in U.S.A.
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For Canadian OwnersWho Prefer a
French Language Manual
Aux propriktaires canadiens: Vous pouvez vous procurer
un exemplaire de ce guide en franpis chez votre
concessionaire ou au DGN Marketing Services Ltd.,
1500 Bonhill Rd., Mississauga, Ontario L5T 1C7.
‘Copyright General Motors Corporation 1994
All Rights Reserved
The Heritage of Chevrolet
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Louis Chevr-olet, the other half of the team,
at the wheel of his experimental “Classic
Six, which entered production in 1912.
That year 2999 vehicles were produced.
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The dynamic William C. ‘iBilly”
Durant shifted gears from making
carriuges to making curs,
forming half the team thatgave
birth to Chevrolet.
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60 S automotive excitement
included Chevrolet landmarks
like the Corvette Sting Ray,
the sporty Camaro, and
powerplants like the
legendary 327 V8.
The 1957 Chevy started a romance with
the American public-and was powered by
an available fuel-injected V8.
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Your new Chevrolet continues a tradition of quulity und value.
How to Use This Manual
Many people read their owner’s manual from beginning
to end when they first receivetheir new vehicle. This
will help you learn about the features and controls for
your vehicle. In this manual, you’ll find that pictures
and words work together to explain things quickly.
Index
A good place to look for what you need is the Index in
the back of the manual. It’s an alphabetical list of all
that’s in the manual, and the page number where you’ll
find it.
Safety Warnings and Symbols
You will find a number of safety cautions in this book.
We use a box with gray background and the word
CAUTION to tell you about things that could hurt you if
you were to ignorethe warning.
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In the gray caution area, we tell you what the hazard is.
Then we tell you what to do to help avoid or reduce the
hazard. Please read these cautions. If you don’t, you or
others could be hurt.
You will also find a circle with a slash through it in this
book,
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This safetv svmbol means
“Don’t,” “Don’t do this,” or
“Don’t let this happen.”
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Vehicle Damage Warnings
Also, in this book you will find these notices:
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, thisdamage 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 also see warning labels on your vehicle. They use
yellow for cautions,blue for notices and the words
CAUTION or NOTICE.
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These symbols
are used on
warning and
indicator lights:
Vehicle Symbols
These aresome of the symbols you may find on your vehicle.
For example,
these symbols
are used on an
original battery:
CAUTION
POSSIBLE
INJURY
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These symbols
are important
for you and
your passengers
whenever your
vehicle is
driven:
DOOR LOCK
UNLOCK
FASTEN
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WIPER
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TURN
SIGNALS
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WINDSHIELD
DEFROSTER
SEAT
ENGINE
COOLANT
TEMP
BATTERY
CHARGING
SYSTEM
WINDSHIELDQ
WASHER
BRAKE
RADIATOR
COOLANT
BELTS
WINDOW
DEFOGGER
POWER
WINDOW
AVOID
SPARKS OR
FLAMES
SPARK OR
FLAME
COULD
EXPLODE
BAllERY
These symbols
are on solne of
your controls:
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PROTECT
EYES BY
SHIELDING
CAUSTIC
BATTERY
ACID COULD
CAUSE
BURNS
These symbols
have to do with
your lights:
HIGH
LAMPSoR
BEAM
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FOG LAMPS
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VENTILATING
FAN
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RADIO
VOLUME
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ENGINE OIL
PRESSURE W
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Here are some
other symbols
you may see:
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Seats and Restraint Systems
Here you’ll find information about the seats
in your
Chevrolet and how to use your safety beltsproperly.
You can also learn about some things
you should not do
with air bags and safety belts.
Manual Front Seat
Seats and Seat Controls
This section tellsyou how to adjust the seatsand
explains reclining seatbacks, folding rear seats
and head
restraints.
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Two-way Manual Seat
Four-Way Manual Seat (Option)
The driver's seat may have a bar and a handle under the
front edge of the seat. Lift the bar to unlock the seat and
slide it forward and back.
Lift the bar under the front of the seat to unlock it. Slide
the seat to where you want it and release the bar. Try to
move the seat with your body to be sure the seat is
locked in place.
Lift the handle to tilt the seat up or down.
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Power Seat (Option)
Reclining Front Seatbacks
FRONT (A): Raise the frontof the seat by holding the
Lift the lever to releasethe seatback, then move the
seatback to where you want it. Release the lever to lock
the seatback in place. Pullup on the lever without
pushing on the seatback, and the seatback will move
forward.
switch up. Hold the switch down to lower the front of
the seat.
CENTER (B):Move the seatforward or back by
holding the control tothe front or back. Raise orlower
the seat by holding the control upor down.
REAR (C): Raise the rear of the seat by holding the
switch up. Hold the switch down to lower the rear of the
seat.
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But don’t have a seatback reclined if your vehicle is
moving.
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Head Restraints
Split Folding Rear Seat (Option)
Slide thehead restraint up or down
so that thetop of the
restraint is closest to the top
of your ears.This position.
reduces the chanceof a neck injury in a crash.
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Seatback Latches
The front seat folds
forward
to let people get into the
back seat. Your seatback
will moveback and forth
freely, unless you come to a
sudden stop. Then itwill
lock inplace.
Pull forwardon the seat tabto fold theseat down. To
return the seat to its original position,
push it back up
and make sure it latches.
If your vehicle is parked facing down a fairly steep
hill,
the seatbackmay not fold without some help from you.
To fold the locked seatback forward,
push the seatback
this latch. Then the seatback
will
toward the rear and lift
fold forward. The latch
must be down for the seat to
work properly.
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Safety Belts: They’refor Everyone
This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts
properly. It also tells you some things you should not do
with safety belts.
And it explainsthe Supplemental Inflatable Restraint, or
“air bag” system.
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Your vehicle has a light that
comes on as a reminder to
buckle up. (See “Safety Belt
Reminder Light” in the
Index .)
In many states and Canadian provinces, the law says to
wear safety belts. Here’s why: They work.
You never know if you’ll be in a crash. If you do have a
crash, you don’t know if it will be a bad one.
A few crashes are mild, and some crashes can be so
serious that even buckled up a person wouldn’t survive.
But most crashes are in 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.
After more than 25 years of safety belts in vehicles,
the facts areclear. In most crashes buckling up does
matter ... a lot!
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Why Safety BeltsWork
When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it
goes.
Put someone on it.
Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it's just a seat on
wheels.
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Get it up to speed. Then stop 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 ...
or the instrument panel ...
or the safety belts!
With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does.
You get more time to stop. You stop over more distance,
and your strongest bones take the forces. That’swhy
safety belts make such good sense.
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Here Are Questions Many PeopleAsk
About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
A:
Q: Won’t I be trapped in the vehicle afteran
accident ifI’m wearing a safety belt?
A:
You could be -- whether you’re wearing a safety
belt or not. But you can unbuckle a safety belt,
even if you’re upside down. And your chance of
being conscious during and after an accident, so
you can unbuckle and get out,is much greater if
you are belted.
Why don’t theyjust put in air bags so people
won’t have to wear safety belts?
A:
Air bags are in many vehicles today and will be
in more of them in the future. But they are
supplemental systems only; so they work with
safety belts -- not instead of them. Every air bag
system ever offered for salehas required the use of
safety belts. Even if you’re in a vehicle that has air
bags, you still have to buckle up to get the most
protection. That’s true not only in frontal collisions,
but especially in side and other collisions.
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If I’m a good driver, andI never drivefar from
home, why should I wear safety belts?
You may be an excellent driver, but if 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 you from things beyond your
control, such as bad drivers.
Most accidents occur within 25 miles (40 km) of
home. And the greatest number of serious injuries
and deaths occur at speeds of less than 40 mph
(65 k d h ) .
Safety belts are for everyone.
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
Adults
This part isonly for peopleof adult size.
Be awarethat 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 thepart of this manualcalled
“Children.” Follow those rules foreveryone’s
protection.
First, you’llwant 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.
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Lap-Shoulder Belt
The driverhas a lap-shoulder belt.Here’s how towear it
properly.
1. Close and lock the door.
3. Pick up the latch plateand pull the belt across you.
Don’t let it get twisted.
The shoulder beltmay lock if you pull the belt across
you very quickly. If this happens, let the
belt go back
slightly tounlock it. Then pull thebelt across you
more slowly.
2. Adjust the seat (to seehow, see “Seats” in the Index)
so you can situp straight.
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4. I s h the latch plate into the buckleuntil it clicks.
Pull up on the latch plate to makesure it is secure.If
the belt isn’tlong enough, see“Safety Belt
Extender” at the end of this section.
Make sure the release
button on thebuckle is
positioned so you would be ableto unbuckle the
safety belt quickly if you ever had to.
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The lap part of the belt should beworn 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
If you slid under it, the belt
to slide under the lap belt.
This could cause
would apply force at your abdomen.
go
serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should
over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts
of the
body are best able to take belt restraining forces.
5. To make the lappart tight, pull down on the buckle
end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder belt.
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The safety belt locks if there’s a sudden stop or crash, or
if you pull the belt very quickly out of the retractor.
Q.’ What’s wrong with this?
A:
The shoulder beltis too loose. Itwon’t give nearly
as much protection thisway.
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Q: What's wrong with this?
A:
The beltis buckled in the wrong place.
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What’s wrong with this?
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The shoulderbelt is worn under the arm.It should
be worn over the shoulder at alltimes.
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&:
What's wrong with this?
A:
The belt is twisted across the body.
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To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle.
The belt should go back out of the way.
Air Bag System
This part explains the air bag system.
rour Chevrolet has two air bags -- one air bag for the
driver and another air bag for the right front passenger.
Here are the most important things to know about the air
bag system:
Before you close the door, be sure the belt is out of the
way. If you slam the door on it, you can damage both the
belt and your vehicle.
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There is an air bag readiness
light on the instrument
panel, which shows AIR
BAG or theair bag symbol.
The system checks the air bag’s electrical system for
malfunctions. The light tellsyou if there is an electrical
problem. See “Air Bag Readiness Light” in the Index.
for more information.
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How the Air Bag System Works
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Where is the airbag?
The driver’s airbag is in the middle of the steering
wheel. The right frontpassenger’s air bag is in the
instrument panelon the passenger’s side.
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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 angle of the impact and
the vehicle’s deceleration. Vehicle damage is only one
indication of this.
What makes an air bag inflate?
When should anair bag inflate?
The airbag is designed to inflate in moderate to severe
frontal ornear-frontal crashes. 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 move or deform,the threshold level is
about 9 to 15 mph (14 to 24 k d h ) . The threshold level
can vary, however, with specific vehicle design, so that
it canbe somewhat above or below this range. If your
vehicle strikes something that will move or deform, such
as a parked car, the threshold level will be higher. The
air bag is not designed to inflate in rollovers, side
impacts, or rear impacts, because inflation would not
help the occupant.
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In a frontal or near-frontal impact of sufficient severity,
the air bag sensing system detects that the vehicle is
suddenly stopping as a result of a crash. The sensing
system triggers a chemical reaction of the sodium azide
sealed in the inflator. The reaction produces nitrogen
gas, which inflates the air bag. The inflator, air bag,and
related hardware are all part of the air bag modules
packed inside the steering wheel and in the instrument
panel in front of the right front passenger.
How does an air bag restrain?
In moderate to severe frontal or near-frontal collisions,
even belted occupants can contact the steering
wheel or
the instrumentpanel. The air bag supplements the
protection provided by safety belts.Air bags distribute
the forceof the impact moreevenly over the occupant’s
upper body, stopping the occupant more
gradually. But
air bags would not helpyou in many types of collisions,
including rollovers and rear and side impacts,
primarily
because anoccupant’s motion is not toward the airbag.
Air bags should never be regarded
as anything more
than a supplement to safety belts, and then
only in
moderate to severe frontal or near-frontal collisions.
In many crashes severe enough to inflate
an air bag,
windshields are broken by vehicle deformation.
Additional windshield breakage may also occur from the
right front passengerair bag.
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iyou see afteran air bag inflates?
After the air bag inflates,
it quickly deflates.This occurs
so quickly that some people may
not even realize theair
bag inflated. Somecomponentsof the air bag module in
or the
the steeringwheel hub for the driver’s air bag,
instrument panel for the right front passenger’s bag, will
be hot for a short
time, but the partof the bag that comes
into contactwith you will not be hot to the
touch. There
will be some smoke and dust coming from
vents in the
deflated air bags. Air bag inflation willnot prevent the
driver from seeing or from being able to steer the
vehicle, nor will it stop people from leaving vehicle.
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The air bags are designed to inflate only once. After
they inflate, you’llneed some new parts foryour air
bag system. If you don’t get them, theair bag system
won’t be there tohelp protect you in another crash.
A new system will includeair bag modules and
possibly other parts. The service
manual for your
vehicle covers theneed to replace other parts.
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Your vehicle is equipped with a diagnosticmodule,
which records information about the airbag system.
The module records information about the
readiness
of the system, when the sensors areactivated and
driver’s safety belt usage at deployment.
Let only qualified technicians work on your air bag
system. Improper service canmean that your air bag
system won’t work properly. See your dealer for
service.
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Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped
Chevrolet
If you damage the cover for thedriver’s or the
right front passenger’s air bag, they may not
work properly. You may haveto replace the air
bag module inthe steering wheel or both the air
bag module and the instrument panel for the
right front passenger’s air bag. Do not open or
break theair bag covers.
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Air bags affect how your Chevrolet should be serviced.
There are partsof the air bag system in several places
around your vehicle. You don’t want the system to
inflate while someone is working on your vehicle. Your
Chevrolet dealer and the 1995 Monte Carlo Service
Manual have information about servicing your vehicle
and the air bag system. To purchase a service manual,
see “Service Publications” in the Index.
The air bag system does not need regular maintenance.
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
Safety belts work for everyone,including pregnant
women. Like all occupants, they are more likely to be
seriously injured if they don’t wear safety belts.
A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulder belt, and
the lap portion should be worn as low as possible
throughout the pregnancy.
The best way to protect the fetus is to protect the
mother. When a safety belt is worn properly, it’s more
likely that the fetus won’t be hurt in a crash. For
pregnant women, as for anyone, the key to making
safety belts effective is wearing them properly.
Right Front Passenger Position
The right front passenger’ssafety belt works the same
way as the driver’s safety belt. See “DriverPosition,”
earlier in this section.
When the shoulder belt is pulled out all the way, it will
lock. If it does, let it go back all the way and start again.
Center Passenger Position
Lap Belt
If your vehicle has a bench seat, someone can sit in the
center position.
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To make the belt shorter, pull its free end
as shown until
the beltis snug.
When you sit in a center seating position, you have a lap
To make the belt
safety belt, which has no retractor.
longer, tilt the latch plate and pull it along the belt.
Buckle, position and release
it the same way as the lap
part of a lap-shoulder belt.
If the belt isn’t long enough,
of this section.
see “Safety Belt Extender’’ at the end
is positioned
Make sure the release button on the buckle
so you would be ableto unbuckle the safety belt quickly
to.
if you ever had
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Rear Seat Passengers
It’s very important for rear seat passengers buckle
to
up!
Accident statistics show that unbelted people inthe rear
seat are hurt more often in crashes than those who are
wearing safety belts.
Rear passengers who aren’t safety belted can be thrown
out of the vehiclein a crash.And they can strike others
in the vehicle who arewearing safety belts.
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
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Lap-Shoulder Belt
The positions next to the windows have lap-shoulder
belts. Here’s how to wear one properly.
1. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you.
Don’t let it get twisted.
The shoulderbelt may lock if you pull the belt across
you very quickly. If this happens, let the belt go back
slightly to unlock it. Then pull the belt across you
more slowly.
2. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks.
Pull up on the latch plate to make sure itis secure.
When the shoulder belt is pulled out all the way, it
will lock. If it does, let itgo back all the way and
start again. If the belt is not 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 safetybelt quickly if
you ever had to.
3. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle
end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part.
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The safetybelt locks if there’s a sudden stop or a crash,
or if you pull thebelt very quickly outof the retractor.
The lap partof the belt should beworn 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 slideunder the lap belt.If you slid under it, the
belt would apply force atyour abdomen. This could
cause serious oreven 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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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
comfort for children who have outgrown child restraints
and for small adults. The comfort guides pull the
shoulder belts away from the neck and head.
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There is one guide for each outside passenger position in
the rear seat. You will find them tucked in between the
seatback and the interior body, about half-way down the
edge of the seatback. Here is how you should install the
comfort guides on the shoulder belts:
1. Pull the elastic cord out from between the edge of
the seatback and the interior body to remove the
guide from its storage clip.
2. Slide the guideunder and past the belt. The elastic
cord must beunder the belt. Then, place the guide
over the belt, and insert thetwo edges of the belt into
the slotsof the guide.
3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The
elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on
top.
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4. Buckle the belt around the child,and make sure that
both the lapbelt and the shoulder belt are secured
properly. Make sure that theshoulder belt crosses the
shoulder. See “Safety Belts, Rear Seat Passengers” in
the Index.
To remove and store the comfort guides, justperform
these steps in reverseorder. Squeeze thebelt edges
guides.
together so that you can take them out from the
Pull the guide upward to expose its storage clip, and
then slide theguide onto the clip. Rotate the
guide and
clip inward and in between the seatback and the interior
body, leaving only the loopof elastic cord exposed.
Children
Smaller Children and Babies
Everyone in a vehicleneeds protection! That includes
infants and all children smaller than adult size. In fact,
the law in every state in the United States and in every
Canadian province says children up to some age must be
restrained whilein a vehicle.
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Child Restraints
Be sure to follow the instructions for the restraint.
You
may find these instructionson the restraint itself or in a
booklet, or both. These restraints use the
belt system in
your vehicle, butthe child alsohas to be secured within
the restraintto help reducethe chance of personal injury.
The instructionsthat come with the infant orchild
restraint will show you how to do that.
Where to Put the Restraint
Accident statistics show that children are safer if they
are restrained in the rear rather thanthe front seat.We at
General Motors therefore recommend that you put your
child restraint in the rear seat.Never put a rear-facing
child restraint in the front passenger seat.Here’s why:
Wherever you install it,be sure to secure the
child
restraint properly.
Keep in mind that an unsecured child restraint can move
around in a collision or sudden stop and injure people in
the vehicle. Be sureto properly secure any child
restraint inyour vehicle -- even when no child is in it.
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If your child restraint has a top strap, should
it
be
anchored. If you need to have an anchor installed, you
can ask your Chevrolet dealer to put itin for you. If you
want to install an anchor yourself, your dealer can tell
you how to doit.
For cars first sold in
Canada, child restraintswith a top
strap must be anchored according to Canadian Law.
Your dealer can obtain the hardware kit and install it for
you, oryou may install ityourself using the instructions
provided in the kit.
Securing a Child Restraint ina Rear
Outside Seat Position
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Use the tether hardware kit available from the dealer.
The hardware and installation instructionswere
specifically designed for thisvehicle.
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You’ll be usingthe lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part
about the top strap if the child restrainthas one.
1. Put the restraint on the seat. Follow the instructions
for the childrestraint.
2. Secure the child in the childrestraint as the
instructions say.
3. Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap and shoulder
portions of the vehicle’s safety belt through or
around the restraint. The child restraint instructions
will show you how.
If the shoulder belt goes in front of the child’s face or
neck, put itbehind the child restraint.
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4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the releasebutton is
positioned so you would be able tounbuckle the
safety belt quickly if you ever had to.
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5. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of
the retractor toset the lock.
6. To tighten the belt, feed the shoulder belt into the
retractor whileyou push down on the child restraint.
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center
Rear Seat Position
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You'll be using the lap belt.
7. Push and pull the child restraint in different
directions tobe sure it is secure.
To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's
safety belt and let it goback 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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See the earlierpart about the topstrap if the child
restraint has one.
1. Make the belt as long as possibleby tilting the latch
plate and pulling it along the belt.
4. Run the vehicle’s safety belt through or around the
restraint. The child restraint instructions
will show
you how.
2. Put the restrainton the seat. Follow the instructions
for the child restraint.
5. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is
positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the
safety belt quickly if you ever had to.
3. Secure the child in the child restraintas the
instructions say.
6. To tighten the belt, pull its free end while you push
down on the child restraint.
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7. Push and pull the child restraint in different
directions to be sure isit secure. If the child restraint
isn’t secure,turn the latch plate over
and buckle it
again. Then seeif 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 beready to work foran adult or larger
child passenger.
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right
Front Seat Position
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Your vehicle has a right frontpassenger air bag. Never
put a rear-facing child restraint in this seat.
Here’s why:
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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. Because your vehicle has a 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 restraint on the seat. Follow the instructions
for thechild restraint.
3. Secure the child in the child restraint as the
instructions say.
4. Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap and shoulder
portions of the vehicle’s safety belt through or
around the restraint. The child restraint instructions
will show you how.
If the shoulder belt goes in front of the child’s face or
neck, put it behind the childrestraint.
5. Buckle the belt.
Make sure the release button is positioned so you
would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if
you ever had to.
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6. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of
the retractor to set the lock.
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7. To tighten the belt, feed the shoulder belt back into
the retractor while you push down on the child
restraint.
8. Push and pull the child restraint in different
directions to be sure it is secure.
To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle’s
safety belt and let it go back all the way.
The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to
work for an adult orlarger child passenger.
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Larger Children
If you have the choice, a childshould sit next to a
window so the child can wear a lap-shoulderbelt and
get theadditional restraint a shoulderbelt can provide,
Accident statistics show that children aresafer if they
are restrained in the rear 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.
Children who have outgrown child restraintsshould
wear the vehicle's safety belts.
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What if a child is wearinga lap-shoulder belt,
but the childis so small that the shoulder belt is
very closeto the child’sface or neck?
Move the child toward the center of the vehicle, but
be surethat the shoulder beltstill is on the child’s
shoulder, so that in a crash the child’s upper body
would have the restraint that belts provide. If the
child is sitting in a rear seatoutside position, see
“Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides” in the Index. If
the child is so small that the shoulder belt is still
very close to the child’s face or neck, you might
want to place the child in the center seat position,
the one that has only a lapbelt.
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Safety Belt Extender
If the vehicle’s safety belt will fasten around you, you
should use it.
But if a safety belt isn’t long enough to fasten, your
dealer will order 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 enough for you. The extender will
be just for you, and just for the seat in your vehicle that
you choose. Don’t let someone else use it, and use it
only for the seat it is made to fit. To wear it, just attach it
to the regular safety belt.
Wherever the child sits, the lap portion of the belt
should be worn 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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Checking Your Restraint Systems
Now and then, make sure all your belts, buckles, latch
plates, retractors, anchorages and reminder systems are
working properly. Look for any other loose ordamaged
restraint system parts. If you see anything that might
keep a restraint system from doing its job, have it
repaired.
Torn or frayedbelts may not protect you in a crash.
They can rip apart under impact forces. If a belt is torn
or frayed, geta new one right away.
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Replacing Seat and Restraint System
Parts After a Crash
If you’ve had a crash, do you need new belts?
After a very minor collision, nothing may be necessary.
But if the belts were stretched, as they would be if worn
during a more severe crash, then you need new belts.
If belts are cut or damaged, replace them. Collision
damage also may mean you will need to have safety belt
or seat parts repaired or replaced. New parts and repairs
may be necessary even if the belt wasn’t being used at
the time of the collision.
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0Section 2
Features and Controls
Here you can learn about the many standard and
optional features onyour Chevrolet, and information on
starting, shifting and braking. Also explained arethe
instrument panel and the warning systems that tell you if
everything is working properly -- and what to do if you
have a problem.
Keys
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The ignitionkeys are
for the ignitiononly.
The ignition keys don’t have plugs. Your Chevrolet
dealer or Roadside Assistance has the code foryour
keys.
Each plughas a code on it that tells your dealer or a
qualified locksmith how to make extra door keys. Keep
the plugs in a safeplace. If you lose your door keys,
youlll be able to have new ones made easily using these
plugs.
The door keys are for the
doors and all other locks.
If you need a new ignition key, contact your Chevrolet
dealer who can obtain the correctkey code, or, in an
emergency, call Chevrolet Roadside Assistance at
1-800-CHEV USA (1-800-243-8872).
NOTICE:
Your Chevrolet hasa number ofnew features
that can help prevent theft. But you can have
a
lot of trouble getting into your vehicle
if you ever
lock your keys inside.You may even have to
damage your vehicle to get
in.So be sure you
have.extrakeys.
When anew Chevrolet is delivered, thedealer removes
the plugs from the door
keys and gives them to the first
owner.
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Door Locks
There are several ways to lock and unlock your vehicle.
From the outside, useyour
door key or Remote Lock
Control, if your vehicle has
this option.
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Leaving Your Vehicle
If you are leaving the vehicle, take your keys, open your
door and set the locks from inside. Then get out and
close the door.
Remote Lock Control (Option)
From the inside, push the lever to lockthe door. To
unlock, pull the lever.
Power Door Locks
Press the power door lock switch to lock or unlock all
doors.
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If your Chevrolet has this option, you can lock and
unlock your doors orunlock your trunk from up to
30 feet (9 m) away using the key chain transmitter
supplied with your vehicle.
Your Remote Lock Control operates on a radio
frequency subject to Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) Rules.
This device complieswith Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This devicemay not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Should interference to this system occur, try this:
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Check to determine if battery replacement is necessary.
See the instructionson battery replacement.
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Check the distance. You may be too far from your
vehicle. This producthas a maximum range.
Check the location. Other vehicles or objects may be
blocking the signal.
See your Chevrolet dealer or a qualified technician
for service.
Changes or modifications to thissystem by other than an
authorized service facilitycould void authorization to
use this equipment.
Operation
Press UNLOCK once
to unlock thedriver’s
door. Press UNLOCK
again within five
seconds to unlock the
passenger’s door, too.
The interior lamps
will come on (see
“Sustained Interior
Illumination’’ inthe
Index for more details).
To lock both doors, press DOOR. To unlock the trunk,
press the trunk symbol on the transmitter. The trunk will
only unlock if your transaxle is in PARK (P) and your
ignition is in LOCK, OFF or ACC.
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Matching Transmitter(s)To Your Vehicle
Each key chain transmitter is coded to prevent another
transmitter from unlocking your vehicle. If a transmitter
is lost orstolen, a replacement can be purchased through
your dealer. Remember to bring any remaining
transmitters with you when you go to your dealer. When
the dealer matches the replacement transmitter to your
vehicle, the remaining transmitters must also be
matched. Once the new transmitter is coded, the lost
transmitter will not unlock your vehicle.
You can match a transmitter toas many different
vehicles as you own, provided they are equipped with
exactly the same model system. (General Motors offers
several different models of these systems on their
vehicles.) Each vehicle can haveonly two transmitters
matched to it.
See your dealer tomatch transmitters toanother vehicle.
Battery Replacement
Under normal use, the batteriesin your key chain
transmitter should last about two years.
You can tell the batteriesare weak if the transmitter
won’t work at the normal range in any location. If you
have to get closeto your vehicle before the transmitter
works, it’s probably time to change the batteries.
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To replace your batteries:
1. Insert a flatobject like a dime intothe slot on the
back of the transmitter. Gently pry apart the front
and back.
2. Gently pry the batteries out of the transmitter.
3. Put the new batteries into the transmitter as shown
on the transmitter. Use [email protected], type
DL20 16, or equivalent.
4. Put the two halves back together. Make sure the
halves are together tightly so water won’t get in.
5. Test the transmitter.
Trunk Lock
Remember that your trunk can be opened at any time
using this lock release. Be sure tolock your doors.
To unlock the trunk from
the outside, insertthe door
key and turn it. You can
also use the Remote Lock
Control, if your vehicle has
Remote Trunk Release (Option)
Press the button under
the instrument panel on
the driver’s side. Your
transaxle shift levermust
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Glove Box
When you park your Chevrolet and open the driver’s
door, you’ll hear a chimereminding you to remove your
key from the ignition and take it with you. Always do
this. Your steering wheel will be locked,and so will
your ignition and transaxle. And remember to lock the
doors.
Parking at Night
Park in a lighted spot, closeall windows and lock your
vehicle. Remember to keep your valuables out of sight.
Put them in a storage area, or take them with you.
Parking Lots
Use the door key to lock and unlock the glove box. To
open, liftthe latch.
Theft
Vehicle theft is big business, especially in some cities.
Although your Chevrolet hasa number of theft deterrent
features, we know that nothing we put oncan
it make it
impossible to steal. However, there are ways you can help.
Key in the Ignition
If you walk away from your vehicle with the keys
inside, it’s an easy target for joy riders or professional
thieves -- so don’t do it.
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If you park in a lot wheresomeone will be watching
your vehicle, it’s best to lock it up and take your keys.
But what if you have to leave your ignition key? What if
you have to leave something valuable in your vehicle?
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Put your valuables in a storage area, like your trunk
or glove box.
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Lock the glove box.
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Lock all the doors except the driver’s.
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Then take the door key with you.
[email protected]
Your vehicle is equipped with the [email protected]
(Personalized Automotive Security System)theft
deterrent system.PASS-Key’II is a passive theft
deterrent system. Thismeans you don’t have to do
anything different toarm or disarm the system. It works
when you insert orremove the key from the ignition.
[email protected] uses a resistorpellet in the ignitionkey
that matches a decoder in your vehicle.
When the [email protected] system senses that someone is
using the wrong key, it shutsdown the vehicle’s starter
and fuel systems.For about three minutes,the starter
won’t work and fuel won’t go to the engine.If someone
tries to start your vehicle again or uses another key
during thistime, the vehicle will not start. This
discourages someone from randomly trying different
keys with different resistor pelletsin an attempt to make
a match.
The ignitionkey must be clean and dry before it’s
inserted in the ignition orthe engine may not start. If the
engine doesnot start and the SECURITY lightis on, the
key may be dirty or wet. Turn the ignition off.
Clean and dry the key. Wait about threeminutes and try
again. The SECURITY lightmay remain on during this
time. If the starter still won’t work, and the key appears
to be clean and dry, wait about threeminutes and try
another ignition key. At this time, you may also want to
check the fuses (see“Fuses and Circuit Breakers” in the
Index). If the starter won’t work with the other key, your
vehicle needs service. If your vehicle does start, the first
ignition key may be faulty. See your Chevrolet dealer or
a locksmith whocan service the [email protected]
If you accidentally use akey that has adamaged or
missing resistor pellet, the starterwon’t work, and the
SECURITY lightwill come on.But you don’t have to
wait three minutes before trying another ignition key.
See your Chevrolet dealer or a locksmith
who can
service [email protected] to have a new key made.
If you’re ever drivingand the SECURITY light comes
on and stays on,you will be able torestart your engine if
you turn it off.Your [email protected] system, however, is
not working properly and must be serviced by your
Chevrolet dealer. Your vehicle is not protected by the
[email protected] system.
If you lose ordamage a PASS-Key% ignition key,
see your Chevrolet dealer or a locksmith
who can
service [email protected] have anew key made. In an
emergency, call the ChevroletRoadside Assistance
Program at 1-800-CHEV USA (1-800-243-8872).
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New Vehicle “Break-In”
Ignition Switch
NOTICE:
Your modern Chevrolet doesn’tneed an
elaborate “break-in.” But itwill perform better
in the long run
if you follow these guidelines:
Don’t drive at any one speed-- fast or
slow for the first500 miles (804 km).
Don’t make full-throttlestarts.
0 Avoid making hard stops for the first
200 miles (322 km) o r so. During this time
your new brake linings aren’tyet broken
in. Hard stops with new linings can mean
premature wear and earlier replacement.
Follow this “breaking-in” guideline every
time you get newbrake linings.
Don’t tow a trailer during “break-in.” See
“Towing a Trailer” in the Index for more
information.
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With the ignition key in the ignition switch, you can turn
the switch to five positions:
ACC (A): This position lets you use things like the
radio and windshield wipers when the engine isoff. To
use ACC, push in the key and turn it toward you. Your
steering wheel will stay locked.
LOCK (B):Before you put the key into the ignition
switch, the switch is in LOCK. It’s also the only position
in which you can remove your key. This position locks
your ignition, steering wheel and transaxle. It’s a
theft-deterrent feature.
OFF (C): This position lets you turn off the engine but
still turn the steering wheel. It doesn’t lock the steering
wheel like LOCK.Use OFF if you must have your
vehicle pushed or towed.
RUN (D): This position iswhere the key returns after
you start your vehicle. With the engine off, you can use
RUN to display some of your warning and indicator
lights.
START (E): This position starts your engine.
A warning chime will sound if you open the driver’s
door when the ignition is in OFF, LOCK or ACC and
the key is in the ignition.
Starting Your Engine
Move your shift lever toPARK (P) orNEUTRAL (N).
Your engine won’t start in any other position -- that’s a
safety feature. To restart when you’re already moving,
use NEUTRAL (N) only.
NOTICE:
Don’t try toshift to PARK (P)if your Chevrolet
is moving. Ifyou do, you could damage the
transaxle. Shift to PARK(P) only when your
vehicle is stopped.
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If yourkey seems stuck in LOCK and
you can’t
turn it, be sure itis all the wayin. If it is, then
turn the steering wheel
left and right whileyou
turn thekey hard. But turn the key only with
your hand. Using a tool to force it could break
the keyor theignition switch. If noneof this
works, then your vehicle needs
service.
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To start yourengine:
1. Without pushing the accelerator pedal, turn your
ignition key to START. When the engine starts, let
go of the key. The idle speed will go down as your
engine gets warm.
NOTICE:
Holding yourkey in mART for
longer than
15 seconds at a time will cause your battery to
be drained muchsooner. And theexcessive heat
can damage your starter
motor.
2. If your engine won’t start (or starts but then stops), it
could beflooded with too 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. If the vehicle starts
briefly but then stops again, do the same thing, but
this time keep the pedal down for five orsix seconds.
This clears the extra gasoline from the engine.
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NOTICE:
Your engine is designed to work with the
electronics in yourvehicle. If you add electrical
parts oraccessories, you could change the waythe
fuel injectionsystem operates. Before adding
electrical equipment, check with your dealer. If you
don’t, your engine might not perform properly.
If you ever have to have your vehicle towed, see
the partof this manual that tells
how to do it
without damaging yourvehicle. See “Towing
Your Vehicle” in the Index.
Driving Through Deep Standing
Water
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
of your vehicle. If you
lower than the underbody
can’t avoid deep puddlesor standing water, drive
through them veryslowly.
Engine Coolant Heater (Option)
In very cold weather, 0" F (- 18"C) or colder, the engine
coolant heater can help. You'll get easier startingand
better fuel economy during enginewarm-up. Usually,
the coolant heatershould be plugged in a minimum of
four hoursprior to starting your vehicle.
NOTICE:
After you've used the coolant heater,
be sure to
store the cord as it was before to keep it away
from moving engine parts. If you don't,could
it
be damaged.
To use the coolantheater:
1. Turn off the engine.
2. Open the hood and unwrap the electrical cord.
3. Plug it into a normal, grounded 11O-volt outlet.
How long should you keep the coolant heater plugged
in? The answer depends on the weather, 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 in the area where you'll be parking your vehicle.
The dealer can give you the best advice forthat
particular area.
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Automatic Transaxle
PARK (P): This locks your front wheels. It’s the best
position to use when you start your engine because your
vehicle can’t move easily.
Your automatic transaxle may have a shift lever on the
steering column or on the console between the seats.
Maximum enginespeed is limited on automatic
transaxle vehicles, when you’re in PARK (P) or
NEUTRAL (N), to protect driveline components from
improper operation.
There areseveral different positions for your shift lever.
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Make sure the shift lever is fully PARK
into (P) range
before starting theengine. Your Chevrolet has a
brake-transaxle shift interlock. You must fullyapply
your regular brakes beforeyou can shift fromPARK (P)
when the ignitionis in RUN. If you cannot shift outof
PARK (P), ease pressureon the shift leverby pushing it
all the way into PARK (P) while keeping the brake pedal
pushed down. Release the shift lever
button if you have
a console shift. Then
move the shift lever outof PARK
(P), being sure to press the shift lever button
if you have
a console shift. See “Shifting
Out of PARK (P)” in the
Index.
NEUTRAL (N): In this position, your engine doesn’t
connect with the wheels. To restart when you’re already
moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only. Also, use NEUTRAL
(N) when your vehicle is being towed.
REVERSE (R): Use this gear to 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 damagingyour transaxle, see
“Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice orSnow” in the Index.
NOTICE:
Damage to your transaxle caused by shifting out
of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) with the engine
racing isn’t coveredby your warranty.
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OVERDRIVE (GO):This position is for normal driving.
If you needmore power for passing, and you’re:
DRIVE (D):DRIVE (D) is like OVERDRIVE (@),but
you never go into overdrive.
Going less than 35 mph (55 km/h), push your
accelerator pedal about halfway down.
Here are some times you might choose DRIVE (D)
instead of OVERDRIVE (@):
Going about 35 mph (55 km/h) or more, push the
accelerator pedal all the way down.
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You’ll shift down to the next gear and have more
power.
I NOTICE:
If your vehicle seems to start up rather
slowly, or
if it seems not to shift gearsyou
as go faster,
a transaxle system
something may be wrong with
sensor. If you drive very far that
way, your
vehicle can be damaged. So, if this happens, have
your vehicle serviced rightaway. Until then, you
can useSECOND (2) when you are drivingless
than 35 mph (55 km/h) and OVERDRIVE (GB)
for higher speeds.
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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 brakes off and on.
NOTICE:
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 snow or mud. If the
shift lever is put in FIRST ( I ) , the transaxle won’t shift
into firstgear until the vehicle is going slowly enough.
NOTICE:
Don’t drive in SECOND(2) for more than
5 miles (8 km), or at speeds over
55 mph
(88 lun/h), or you can damage your transaxle.
Use DRIVE (D) or OVERDRIVE
as much
as possible.
Don’t shift into SECOND (2) unless you are going
slower than65 mph (105 km/h), or you can
damage your engine.
(a)
If your front wheels can’t rotate, don’t try to
drive. This might happen
if you were stuck in
very deep sand or mud or were up against
a solid
object. You could damage your transaxle.
Also, if you stop when going uphill, don’t hold
your vehicle there with only the accelerator
pedal. This could overheat and damage the
(P)
transaxle. Use your brakes or shift into PARK
to hold yourvehicle in positionon a hill.
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Parking Brake
The parking brake uses the brakes on therear wheels.
To set the parking brake,
hold the regular brake pedal
down with your right foot.
Push down the parking
brake pedal with your left
foot.
I NOTICE:
Driving with the parking brake on can cause
your rear brakesto overheat. You may have to
replace them, andyou could also damage other
parts of your vehicle.
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If you are towing a trailerand are parking on anyhill,
see “Towing a Trailer” in the Index. That section shows
what to do firstto keep the trailer from moving.
Shifting IntoPARK (P)
To release the parking brake, hold the regular brake
pedal down with your right footand push the parking
brake pedal with your left foot.When you lift your left
foot, the parking brake pedal will follow it to the
released position.
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Column Shift
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1. Hold the brake pedal down with your right foot and
set the parking brake.
Move the lever up as far
as it will go.
2. Move the shift lever into PARK (P) position like
this:
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Pull the lever toward
you.
3. Move the ignition key to LOCK.
4. Remove the key and take it with you. If you can
walk away from your vehicle with the ignition key
in your hand, your vehicle is in PARK (P).
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Console Shift
1. Hold the brake pedal down with your right foot and
set the parking brake.
2. Move the shift lever into PARK (P) position like
this:
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine
Running
Hold in the button on the
lever, and push the lever all
the way toward the front of
your vehicle.
3. Move the ignition key to LOCK.
4. Remove the key and take it with you. If you can
walk away from your vehicle with the ignition key
in your hand, your vehicle is in PARK (P).
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If you have to leave your vehicle with the engine
running, be sure your vehicle is inPARK and your
parking brake is firmly set before you leave it. After
you’ve moved the shift lever into the PARK (P)
position, hold the regular brake pedal down. Then, see
if you can move the shift lever away from PARK (P)
without first pulling it toward you (or, if you have the
console shift lever, without first pushing the button). If
you can, it means that the shift lever wasn’t fully locked
into PARK (P).
Torque Lock
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
If you are parkingon a hill and you don’t shift your
transaxle intoPARK (P) properly, the weight of the
vehicle may put too 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 andthen shift
into PARK (P) properly before you leave the driver’s
seat. To find out how, see “Shifting IntoPARK (P)” in
the Index.
Your Chevrolet has a brake-transaxleshift interlock.
You must fully apply your regular brakes before you can
shift from PARK (P) when the ignition is in RUN. See
“Automatic Transaxle” in the Index.
When you are ready to drive, move the shift lever outof
PARK (P) before you release theparking brake.
If “torque lock” does occur, you may need to have
another vehiclepush yours a littleuphill to take some of
the pressure from the transaxle, so you can pull the shift
lever out of PARK (P).
If you cannot shift out of PARK (P), easepressure on
the shift leverby pushing it all the way into PARK (P)
while keeping the brake pedal pushed down. Release the
shift lever button if you have a consoleshift. Then move
the shift lever outof PARK (P), being sure to press the
shift lever button if you have a consoleshift.
If you ever hold the brake pedal down but still can’t
shift out of PARK (P), try this:
1. Turn the key to OFF.
2. Apply and hold the brake until the end of Step 4.
3. Shift to NEUTRAL (N).
4. Start the vehicle and shift to the drive gear you want.
5. Have the vehicle fixed as soon as you can.
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Parking Over Things That Burn
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Engine Exhaust
Running Your Engine While You’re
Parked
It’s better not to park with the engine running. But if you
ever haveto, here are somethings to know.
crank toopen and close eachwindow.
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Power Windows (Option)
To stop the window while it is lowering, press the front
of the switch. To raise the window, press and hold the
front of the switch.
Horn
Press either horn symbol on your steering wheel to
sound the horn.
Tilt Steering Wheel
A tilt steering wheel allows
you to adjustthe steering
wheel before you drive. You
can also raiseit to the
highest level to give your
legs more room when you
exit and enter the vehicle.
Switches on the driver's door armrest control each of the
windows when the ignition is on. In addition, the
passenger door has a switch for itsown window.
The driver's window switch has an Auto Down feature.
This switch is labeled AUTO. Tap the rear of the switch,
and the driver's window will open a small amount. If
the rear of the switch is pressed all the way down, the
window will go all the way down.
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To tilt the wheel, hold the steering wheel and pull the
lever. Move the steering wheel to a comfortable level,
then release the lever to lock the wheel in place.
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator
The turn signal has two upward (for right) and two
downward (for left) positions. These positions allow you
to signal a turn or a lane change.
To signal a turn, move the lever all the way up or down.
When the turn is finished, the lever will return
automatically.
A green arrow on the
instrument panel will flash
in the direction of the turn
or lane change.
The lever on the left side of the steering column
includes your:
Turn Signal anu Lane Lnange rndicator
Headlamp HighLow Beam
Windshield Wipers
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Windshield Washer
Cruise Control (Option)
To signal a lane change, just
raise or lower the lever
until the green arrow starts to flash. Hold it there until
you complete your lane change. The lever will return by
itself when you release it.
As you signal a turn or a lane change,if the arrow
flashes faster than normal, a signal bulbmay be burned
out and other drivers won’t see your turn signal.
Windshield Wipers
You control the windshield
If a bulb is burned out, replace it to help
avoid an
accident. If the green arrows don’t go on at all when you
signal a turn, check the fuse (see“Fuses and Circuit
Breakers’’ inthe Index) and for burned-out bulbs.
A chime will sound if you leave your turn signal on for
more than 1/2 mile (0.8 km).
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WIPER
wipers by turning the band
marked WIPER. For a
single wiping cycle, turn the
band to MIST. Hold it there
until the wipers start, then
let EO. The wipers will stop
Headlamp High-Low Beam
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To change your headlamps
from low beam to high
beam, or high to low, pull
the multifunction lever all
the way toward you. Then
release it. When the high
beams are on, a blue light
on the instrument panel also
will be on.
For steady wiping at low speed, turn the band to LO. For
high-speed wiping, turn the band further, to HI. To stop
the wipers, turn the band to OFF.
You can set the wiper speed for a long or short delay
between wipes. This can be very useful in lightrain or
snow. Turn the band to choose the delay time. The
closer to LO, the shorter the delay.
Be sure to clear ice
and snow from the wiper blades
before using them. If they’re frozen to the windshield,
carefully loosen or thaw them, If your blades do become
damaged, get new blades or blade inserts.
Heavy snow or ice can overload your wipers. A circuit
breaker will stop them until the motor cools. Clear away
snow or iceto prevent an overload.
Windshield Washer
At the top of the
’
multifuiiction lever,
there’s a paddle with
the wordPUSH on it. To
spray washer fluid on the
NOTICE:
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When using concentrated washer fluid,
follow the manufacturer’s instructions for
adding water.
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 parts of the washer system. Also,
water doesn’t clean as well as washer fluid.
Fill your washer fluid tank only 3/4 full
when it’s very cold. This allows for
expansion, which coulddamage the tank
if it is completely full.
Don’t use radiator antifreeze in your
windshield washer.It can damage your
paint.
Cruise Control (Option)
To Set Cruise Control
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 long trips. Cruise
control does not work at speeds below about 25 mph
(40 km/h).
1. Move the cruise control
switch to ON.
When you apply your brakes, the cruise control shutsoff.
2. Get up to the speed you want.
3. Push in the SETbutton
at theend of the lever
and release it.
4. Take your foot off the
accelerator pedal.
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To Resume a Set Speed
Here's the second way to go to a higher speed:
Move the cruise switch from ON to WA. Hold it
there until you get up to the speed you want, and
then release the switch.
Suppose you set your cruise control at a desired
speed
and then you apply the brake. This, of course, shuts off
the cruise control. But you don't need to reset it.
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To increase your speed in very small amounts, move
the switch to R/A for lessthan half a second and then
release it. Each time you do this, your vehicle will go
I mph (1.6 kmh) faster.
The accelerate featurewill only work after you set the
the cruise controlspeed by pushing the SET button.
You'll go right back up to
your chosen speed and stay
there.
To Reduce Speed While Using Cruise Control
There are two ways to reduceyour speed while using
cruise control:
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To Increase Speed While Using Cruise Control
There are two ways to go to a higher speed.Here's the
first:
1. Use the accelerator pedal to get to the higher speed.
Push in the SET button until you reach the lower
speed you want, then release it.
To slow down in very small amounts, push the SET
button for less than half a second. Each time you do
this, you'll go 1 mph (1.6 k d h ) slower.
2. Push in the SET button, then release the button and the
accelerator pedal. You'll now cruiseat the higher speed.
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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 to the cruise control speed you set earlier.
a Move the cruise
switch to OFF.
Using Cruise Controlon Hills
How well your cruise control will work on hills depends
upon your speed, load and the steepness of the hills.
When going up steep hills, you may have to stepon 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 out of cruise control.Many drivers findthis to
be too much trouble and don’t use cruisecontrol on
steep hills.
To Get Out of Cruise Control
There aretwo ways to turn off the cruise control:
a Step lightly on the brake pedal; OR
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To Erase Cruise Speed Memory
When you turn offthe cruise controlor the ignition,
your cruise control set speed memory is erased.
Lamps
Sidemarker Lamps
Instrument Panel Lamps
Courtesy Lamps
Turn the knob to LAMPS (C) to turn on the headlamps
and other operating lamps.
Turn the knob to PARK (B) to turn on the parkine and
other operating lamps without the headlamps.
Turn the knob to OFF to turn off the lamps.
A warning chime will sound when you turn the ignition
switch to OFF, LOCK or ACC with the lamps on.
Instrument Panel Lamps
The lamp controls are on the instrument
panel. They
control these systems:
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Headlamps
Taillamps
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Parking Lamps
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License Lamps
You can brighten or dim the instrument panel lamps by
moving the dial (A). If you turn the dial all the way up,
your courtesy or interior lamps will come on.
Daytime Running Lamps (Canada Only)
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) make it easierto see
the front of your vehicle during the day. DRL can be
helpful when it’s raining and in the short periods after
dawn and before sunset. Several countries, including
Canada, require DRL.
A light sensoron top of the instrumentpanel makes the
DRL work, so be sure it isn’t covered.
The DRLsystem will make your low-beam headlamps
come on at reduced brightness in daylight when:
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The ignition is on,
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The headlamp switch is off, and
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The parking brake is released.
When the DRL are on, only your low-beam headlamps
will be on. Thetaillamps, sidemarker and other lamps
won’t be on. Your instrument panel won’t be lit up
either.
When it’s dark enough outside, your low-beam
headlamps will change to fullbrightness. The other
lamps that come on with your headlamps will also come
on.
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When it’s bright enough outside, the regular lamps will
go off, and your low-beam headlamps change to the
reduced brightness of DRL.
To idle your vehicle with the DRL off, set the parking
brake while the ignition is in OFF or LOCK. Then start
your vehicle. The DRL will stay off until you release the
parking brake.
As with any vehicle, you should turn on the regular
headlamp system any time you need it.
Interior Lamps
When any door is opened, several lamps come on. These
lamps are courtesy lamps. They make it easy for you to
enter and leave your vehicle. You can also turn these
lamps on by moving the dial near the headlamp knob all
the way up.
Some of the lamps have switches so you can turn them
on, even when the doors areclosed. These lamps are
reading lamps. To avoid draining your battery, be sure to
turn off all reading lamps when leaving your vehicle.
Battery Saver
Your vehicle has a feature to help prevent you from
draining the battery, in case you accidentally leave the
courtesy lamps on. If you leave the dial turned all the
way up, or if you leave a door open, the lamps will
automatically turn off after 10 minutes if the ignition
is off.
If you open a door,the lamps will stay on while it’s open
and then turn off automatically about 18 seconds after
you close it. If you don’t open a door, the lamps will
turn off after about 18 seconds, unless you pressed
UNLOCK on the Remote Lock Control. If you pressed
UNLOCK and don’t open a door, the lamps will turn off
after about 55 seconds.
Sustained Interior Illumination
Sustained interior illumination includes a feature called
theater dimming. With theater dimming, the lamps don’t
just turn off at the end of the delay time. Instead,they
slowly dim during the delay time until they go out. The
delay time is cancelled if you turn the ignition key to
RUN or START, so the lamps will go out right away.
Your courtesy lamps will come on and stay on for a set
time whenever you:
When the ignition is on, Sustained Interior Illumination is
inactive, which means the courtesy lamps won’tcome on.
This feature will not turn off the reading lamps,only
the lamps controlledby the dial. Be sure toturn off
any reading lamps using the switch before you leave
the vehicle.
Open a door.
Press UNLOCK on the Remote Lock Control (if
equipped).
Press DOOR on the Remote Lock Control (if
equipped).
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Rearview Mirror Reading Lamps
Mirrors
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Adjust all the mirrors so you can seeclearly when you
are sitting in a comfortable driving position.
Inside Daymight Rearview Mirror
These lamps go on when you open the doors., When the
doors are closed, turn the lamps on and off with the
switches.
To reduce glarefrom lamps behind you, move the lever
to the night position.
Manual Outside Mirrors
Adjust the right mirror
by
hand. To adjust the left
mirror, move theknob in
the directionyou want to
Convex Outside Mirror
Your passenger’s side mirroris convex.
A convex mirror’s surface is curvedso you can see more
from the driver’s seat.
Power Outside Mirrors (Option)
The electric mirror control
is on the driver’sdoor. Turn
the.control to the left
to
adjust the left mirror or to
the right to adjust the right
mirror. Then move the
control inthe direction you
want to move themirror.
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Convenience Net (Option)
Storage and Compartments
Storage Armrest
To use the storage area,
fold down the armrest.
Press the latch on the
front edge and pull up.
To use the cupholder, flip
it forward.
Instrument Panel Cupholder
Your vehicle may have a convenience net. You’ll see it
just inside the back wall of the trunk.
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.
To use this cupholder, slide
it outof the instrument
panel.
The net isn’t for larger, heavier loads. Store them in the
trunk as far forward as you can.
You can unhook the net so that it will lie flat when
you’re not using it. You can also push the net down
and hook it under the plastic hooks.
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Door Storage Compartments
Sun Visors
Each of the doors has a storage compartment.
To block out glare, you can swing down the visors. You
can also move them from side to side.
Center Console
Visor Vanity Mirrors
To open the storage area, press the button and lift the
cover. The console has a cassette and CD storage bin
and a cupholder. To use the cupholder for large cups,
remove the insert.
Open the cover toexpose the vanity mirror. For the
driver's mirror, slide the cover to the side. For the
passenger's mirror, lift the cover. The lamps will come
on when you open the cover on the passenger's visor.
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Ashtrays and Lighter
Center Front Ashtray
The center front ashtray may be on the instrument panel
or on the console. To remove the instrument panel
ashtray, open it, push down on the locking tab and pull
out the ashtray.
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For the console ashtray,
open the lid and lift outthe
ashtray using the snuffer.
Rear Ashtray
Cigarette Lighter
Your vehicle may have a rear
ashtray. To remove the
rear ashtray, open it, push down
on the snuffer and pull
the ashtrayout.
To use the lighter, just push it in all the
way and let go.
When it’s ready, it willpop back by itself.
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Don’t put papers and other
things that burninto
your ashtrays. If you do,cigarettes or other
smoking materials could setthem on fire, causing
damage.
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NOTICE:
Don’t hold a 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 whenit’s
ready. That canmake it overheat, damaging the
lighter and theheating element.
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Instrument Panel -- Your Information System
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United States Version Shown, Canadian Similar
Your instrument cluster is designed to letyou know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You’ll know how fast
you’re eoing, about how much fuel is in your tank and many other things you need to drive safely and economically.
Speedometer/Odometer
Tachometer
Your speedometer lets you see your speed in both miles
per hour (mph) and kilometers per hour ( k d h ) . Your
odometer shows how far your vehicle has been driven in
either miles (used in the United States) or in kilometers
(used in Canada).
Your Chevrolet has a tamper-resistant
odometer. If you
see silver linesbetween the numbers, you’ll know
someone has probably tampered with it and the numbers
may not be true.
You may wonder what happens if your vehicle needs a
new odometer installed. If the new one can be set to the
mileage total of the old odometer, then it must be. But if
it can’t,then it’s set 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.
Trip Odometer
Your trip odometer tells how far you have driven since
you last reset it.To set it to zero, press the reset button.
The tachometer displays the engine speed in thousands
of revolutions per minute (rpm).
NOTICE:
Do not operate the engine with the tachometer in
the red area,or engine damage may occur.
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Warning Lights, Gages and
Indicators
This part describes the warning lights and gages that
may be on your vehicle. The pictures will help you
locate them.
Warning lights and gages can signal that something is
wrong before it becomes serious enough to cause an
expensive repair orreplacement. Paying attention to
your warning lights and gages could also save you or
others from injury.
Warning lights come on when there may be or is a
problem with one of 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.
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Gages can indicate when there may be or is 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 when one 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 get to know your warning lights
and gages. They’re a big help.
Charging System Light
Fuel Gage
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Your fuel gage tells you
about how much fuel you
have left when the ignition
is on. When the indicator
nears EMPTY (E), you still
have a little fuelleft, but
you should get more soon.
Here are some things owners ask about. All these
situations arenormal and do not show a problem with
your fuel gage:
At the service station, the pump shuts off before the
gage reads FULL (F).
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It takes a little more or less fuel to fill up than the gage
indicated. For example, thegage may have indicated
the tank was half full, but it actually tooka little more
or less than half the tank’s capacity to fill it.
The charging system light
will come on briefly when
YOU turn on the ignition, as
a check to show you it’s
working. Then it should go
out.
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If it stays on, or comes on while you are driving,you
may have a problem with the charging system. It could
indicate that you have a loose drivebelt or another
electrical problem. Have it checked right away. Driving
while this light is on could drain your battery.
If you must drive a short distance with the light on, be
certain to turn off all your accessories, such as the radio
and air conditioner.
The gage moves a little when you turn a corner or
speed up.
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Safety Belt Reminder Light
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When the key is turned to
RUN or START, a chime
will come on for 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 come on and stay on until
the driver’s belt is buckled.
Air Bag Readiness Light
There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument
panel, which shows AIR BAG or the air bag symbol.
The system checks the air bag’s electrical system for
malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical
problem. The system check includes the air bag sensors
and modules, the wiring and the diagnostic module. For
more information on the air bag system, see “Air Bag”
in the Index.
You will see this light flash
for a few seconds when you
turn your ignition to RUN
or START. Then the light
should goout. This means
the system is ready.
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If the air bag readiness light doesn’t come on when you
start your vehicle, or stays on, 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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Brake System Warning Light
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BRAKE
Your Chevrolet’s hydraulic
brake systemis 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 partsworking
well.
If the warning light comes on, there could be a brake
problem. Have your brake system inspected right
away.
This light should come on briefly as you start the
so it
vehicle. If it doesn’t comeon then, have it fixed
will be ready towarn you if there’s a problem.
The brake system warning light will also come on when
you set your parking brake, and it will stay on if your
parking brake doesn’t releasefully. If it stays on after
your parking brakeis fully released, itmeans you have a
brake problem.
If the light comeson 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.
on, or if the
It may take longerto stop. If the light is still
anti-lock brake system warning light is flashing, have
the vehicle towed for service. (See“Anti-Lock Brake
System Warning Light” and “Towing Your Vehicle” in
the Index.)
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Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
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With the anti-lock brake
system, this light will come
on when you start your
engine and it will stay on
for three seconds. That’s
normal. If the light doesn’t
come on,have it fixedso it
will be ready to warn you if
there is a problem.
If the lightflashes when you’re driving, you don’t have
anti-lock brakes and there could be a problem with your
regular brakes. Pull off the road and stop carefully. You
may notice that the pedal is harder to push. Or, the pedal
may go closerto the floor. It may take longer tostop.
Have the vehicle towed for service. (See “Towing Your
Vehicle” in the Index.)
If the anti-lock brake system warning light stayson
longer than normal after you’ve started your engine, turn
the ignitionoff. Or, if the lightcomes on and stays on
when you’re driving, stopas soon as possible and tum
the ignitionoff. Then start the engineagain to reset the
system. If the lightstill stays on, orcomes on again
while you’re driving, your Chevrolet needs service. If
the light is on but notflashing and the regularbrake
system warning light isn’t on, you still have brakes, but
you don’t have anti-lock brakes.
Anti-Lock Brake System Active Light
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LOW
TRAC
When your anti-lock system
is adjusting brake pressure
to helpavoid a braking skid,
the LOW TRAC light will
come on.
Engine Coolant Temperature Light
This light tellsyou that
your engine coolanthas
overheated or your radiator
cooling fan is not working.
Slippery road conditions will exist
if this light comeson,
so adjust your driving accordingly. The light willstay on
for a few seconds after the system stops adjusting
brake
pressure.
If you have been operating your vehicle under normal
driving conditions,you should pull off the road, stop
your vehicle and turn off the engineas soon as possible.
The LOW TRAC light also comes on
briefly, as a bulb
check, when the engineis started. If the light doesn’t
come on then, have it fixed so it will be there to tellyou
when the system is active.
In “Problems on the Road”, this manual shows what to
do. See “Engine Overheating”in the Index.
Hot Coolant Can BurnYou Badly!
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Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
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shows the engine coolant
temperature. If the gage
pointer moves into the red
area, your engine is too hot!
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That reading means the same thing as the warning light.
It means that your engine coolanthas overheated. If you
have been operating your vehicle under normal driving
conditions, you should pull off the road, stop your
vehicle and turn off the engineas soon as possible.
Hot Coolant Can Burn You Badly!
In “Problems on the Road”, this manual shows what to
do. See “Engine Overheating” in the Index.
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Low Coolant Warning Light
If this lightcomes on, your
system is low on coolant
and the engine may
overheat. See “Engine
Coolant” in the Index and
have your vehicle serviced
as soon as you can.
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
(Service Engine Soon Light)
A computer monitors
operation of your fuel,
ignition and emission
control systems. This light
should come on when the
ignition is on, but the
engine is not running, as
a check to show you it is
working.
If it does not come on at all, have it fixed right away. If
it stays on, or it comes on while you are driving, the
computer is indicating that you have a problem.You
should take your vehicle in for service soon.
NOTICE:
If you keep driving your vehicle with this light on,
after a while the emission controls won’t work as
well, your fuel economy won’t be as good and your
engine may not run as smoothly.This could lead to
costly repairs not covered by your warranty.
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Oil WarningLight
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If you have a problem with
your oil, this light may stay
on after you start your
engine, or come on when
you are driving.
This indicates that oil is not going through your engine
quickly enough to keep it lubricated. The engine could
be low on oilor could have some other oil problem.
Have it fixed right away.
The oillight could also come on inthree other
situations:
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When the ignition is on but theengine is not running,
the light will come on as a test to show you it is
working, but the light will go out when you turn the
ignition to START. If it doesn’t come on with the
ignition on, you may have a problem with the fuse or
bulb. Have it fixed right away.
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Sometimes when the engine is idling at a stop, the
light may blink on and off. This is normal.
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If you make a hard stop, the light may comeon for a
moment. This is normal.
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Damage to your engine from neglected
oil
problems can be costly and
is not covered by your
warranty.
Low Oil Level Light
Security Light
Your engine is equipped
with an oil level monitoring
system. When the ignition
key is turned on, the LOW
OIL light will briefly flash.
If the light does not flash,
have it fixed so it will be
ready to warn you if there’s
a problem.
If the light stayson, stop the vehicleon a level surface and
turm the engine off. Check the oil level usingthe engine oil
dipstick. (See “Engine Oil” in the Index.)If the light does
not flash, have the low oil level sensor system repairedso
it will be ready to warn you if there’s a problem.
The oil level monitoring system only checks oil level
during the brief period between key on and engine
crank. Itdoes not monitor engine oil level when the
engine is running. Additionally, an oil level check is
only performed if the engine hasbeen turned off for a
considerable period of time, allowing the oil normally in
circulation todrain back into the oil pan.
This light will come on
when you turn the key to
START and stay on until the
vehicle starts. It will also
come on and stay on if your
key is too dirty or wet for
the [email protected] system to
read the resistor pellet.
If the resistor pellet is damaged or missing, the light will
flash.
If you’re driving and the light comes on and remains on,
your PASS-Key% system is not working properly.
Your vehicle is not protected by [email protected], and you
should see your dealer.
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Comfort Controls andAudio Systems
In this section you’ll find out how to operate the comfort
control systemsand audio systems offered with your
Chevrolet. Be sureto read about the particular system
supplied with your vehicle.
Air Conditioning with Electronic
Controls
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With these systems,you can control the heating, cooling
and ventilation in your vehicle. The systemswork best if
you keep your windows closed while using them.
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System Controls
MAX: This setting recirculates much of the air inside
Fan Knob
your vehicle and sends it through the instrument panel
outlets.
The knob with the fan symbol selects the force of air
you want. To turn the fan off, turn the knob to OFF.
A/C: This setting brings in outside air and directs it
through the instrument panel outlets.
Temperature Control
BI-LEVEL: This setting brings in the outside
air and directs it two ways. Half of the air isdirected
through the instrument panel outlets. Most of the
remaining air is directed through the floor ducts and a
little to the defrost and side window vents.
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directs it through the instrument panel outlets.
If your system does not have the auxiliary temperature
control option, the right knob changes the temperature
of the air coming through the system. Turn this knob
toward red (clockwise) for warmer air. Turn it toward
blue (counterclockwise) for coolerair.
If your system does have the auxiliary temperature
control option, the center levers change the temperature
of the air coming through the system. The DRIV lever
sets the temperature for the driver and rear seat
passengers, and the PASS lever setsthe temperature for
the front seat passenger.
Mode Knob
The left knob has several settings to control the direction
of air flow. For each setting, set the temperature to a
comfortable setting.
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FLOOR: This setting sends most of the air
through the ducts near the floor. The rest comes out of
the defrost and side window vents.
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setting allows half of the air to go
to the floor ductsand half to the defrost and side
window vents.
9DEFROST This setting directs most of the air
through the defrost and side window vents. Some of the
air goes to the floor ducts.
Air Conditioning
Heating
On very hot days, open the windows long enough to
let hot inside air escape. This reduces the
time the
compressor has to run, which should help fuel economy.
On cold days use FLOOR with the temperature control
all the way in the red area. The system will bring in
outside air, heat it and send it to the floor ducts.
For quick cool-down on very hot days, use MAX with
the temperature controlall the way in the blue area. If
this setting is used for long periods of time, the air in
your vehicle may become too dry.
If your vehicle has an engine coolantheater, you can use
it to help your system provide warm air fasterwhen it’s
cold outside (0°F (-18°C) or lower). An engine
coolant heaterwarms the coolant your engine and
heating system use to provide heat. See “Engine
Coolant Heater” in the Index.
For normal cooling on hot days, use A/C with the
temperature controlin the blue area. Thesystem will
bring in outside airand cool it.
On cool but sunny days, the sun may warm your upper
body, but your lower body may not be warm enough.
You can use BI-LEVEL with the temperature control in
the middle. The system will bring in outside airand
direct it toyour upper body, while sending slightly
warmed air to your lower body. You may notice this
temperature differencemore at some times than others.
Ventilation
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 described later in
this section.
Defogging and Defrosting Windows
Your system has two settings for clearing the front and
side windows. To defrost the windows quickly, use
DEFROST with the temperature knoball the way in
the red area. To warm passengers while keeping the
windows clean, use DEFOG.
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Rear Window Defogger
The rear window defogger
uses a warming grid to
remove fog from the rear
window. Press the button to
turn the defogger on. It will
turn itself-off after about
10 minutes.
for about
If youturn it on again, the defogger will only run
five minutes before turningoff. You can also turn it off by
turning off the ignition or pressing the button again.
Do not attach anything like a temporary vehicle license
or decal across the defogger grid.
NOTICE:
Don't usea razor bladeor something else sharp
on the insideof the rear window. If you do,'you
could cutor damage the warming grid, and the
repairs wouldn't be covered by your warranty.
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Flow-Through Ventilation System
Your velucle's flow-through ventilation system supplies
air will
outside air into the vehicle when it is moving. Outside
also enter the vehicle when air
theconditioning fan is
running.
Ventilation Tips
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 the chance of
fogging the inside of your windows.
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When you enter a vehicle in cold weather, set the
mode 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 chance of fogging the inside of your windows.
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Keep the air path under the front seats clearof objects.
This helps air to circulate throughout your vehicle.
Audio Systems
Your [email protected] audiosystem has been designed to operate
easily and give years of listening pleasure. You will get the
most enjoyment out of it if you acquaint yourself with
it first.Find out what your [email protected] can do and how
to operateall of its controls, tobe sure you’re getting the
most out of the advanced engineering that went into it.
Setting the Clock
Systems Without Automatic Tone Control
1. Press SET. SET will appear on the display for
five seconds.
2. Within five seconds,press and hold the forward
arrow on the SEEK button until the correct minute
appears.
3. Press and hold the backward arrow on the SEEK
button until the correct hour appears.
Systems with AutomaticTone Control
1. Press and hold HR until the correct hour appears.
2. Press and hold MN until the correct minute appears.
AM/FM Stereo Radio
Playing the Radio
Turn the VOLUME knob to turn the system on and off.
VOLUME: Turn the upper knob clockwise to increase
volume. Turn it counterclockwise to decrease volume.
RECALL: Press the upper knob briefly to recall the
station being played or the clock display. If you press
the button when the ignition is off, the clock will show
for a few seconds.
Finding a Station
Press the lower knob to get AM or FM. The
display shows your selection.
4. Press and hold oneof the fournumbered buttons, or
press and hold two side-by-side buttons.
A M * F M :
TUNE: Turn the lowerknob to choose radio stations.
SEEK: Press the forward or backward arrow to go to
the next higher or lower station.
5. The sound will mute. When it returns, release the
buttons.
Whenever you press that numbered button or pair of
buttons, the station you set willreturn.
SCAN: Press and hold oneof the SEEK arrows, then
Setting theTone
press theother SEEK arrow; SCAN will appear in the
display. Use SCAN to listento stations for afew
seconds. The radio will go to a station,stop for afew
seconds, then go on tothe next station. The radiowill
scan up or down the radio band, depending on the arrow
you pressed first. Press both SEEK arrows or the upper
knob to stop scanning.
BASS: Slide the lever up down
or
to increase or
Presets: The four pushbuttons let you return to your
favorite stations.You can set up to 14 stations (7 AM
and 7 FM).
Adjusting the Speakers
1. Press AM-FM to select the band.
2. Find the station you want.
3. Press SET untilthe word SET appears on the
display.
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decrease bass. The middle position is a detent.
TREB: Slide the leverup or down to increaseor
decrease treble. The middle position is a detent. If a
station isweak or noisy, youmay want to decrease
treble.
BAL: Turn the control behind the upper knob to move
the sound to the left or
right speakers. The middle
position isa detent and balances thespeakers.
FADE: Turn the control behind the lower knob to
move
the sound to the front or rear
speakers. The middle
position is a detentand balances the speakers.
PSCAN: Press both SEEK arrows, and PSCAN will
appear in the display. Use PSCAN to listen to each of
your preset stations for a few seconds. Theradio will go
to the first preset station, stop fora few seconds, then go
on to the next preset station. Press either SEEK arrow
or the upper knob to stop scanning.
Playing a Cassette Tape
AM/FM Stereo Radio with CassetteTape
Player
If your Chevrolet has this radio with cassette tape
player, follow the instructions earlierin this manual
under “AMEM Stereo Radio’’ to play the radio. For
other features, seethe following instructions.
If your radio has a cassette tapeplayer, you can set
21 preset stations (7 AM, 7 FMl and 7 FM2). Also,
your system will not have the SCAN feature. Instead, it
will have PSCAN.
The longer side with the tape visible should face to the
right. The tape will begin playing as soon as you insert it.
If you hear nothing or hear a garbled sound, the tape may
not be in squarely. Press EJECT to remove the tape and
start over. Tapes thatare longer than 30 to 45 minutes
long on a side may not work well in this player.
While the tape is playing, use the VOLUME, FADE,
BAL, TREB and BASS controls justas you do for the
radio. Other controls may have different functions when
a tape is inserted. The display will show an arrow to
show which side of the tape is playing.
Note that cassette tape adapter kits for portable compact
disc players will not work in your cassette player. These
adapters will cause an error message in the display, and
the adapter cassette will be ejected.
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REV: Press this button to reversethe tape rapidly. Press
it again to return to playing speed. The radiowill play
while the tape reverses.
FWD: Press this button to advance quickly to another
part of the tape. Press the button again to return to
playing speed. The radio will play while the tape
advances.
PROGRAM: Press the upper knob to change the side of
the tape that is playing.
EJECT Press this button to remove the tape. The radio
will play.
Cln: This message may appear on the display. If it does,
your 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 your tapes and player. See “Care of
Your Cassette Tape Player” in the Index. After you clean
the player, press and hold EJECT for fiveseconds to
reset the Cln indicator. “- - -” will appear in the display
to show the indicator was reset.
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AM/FM Stereo Radios with Automatic Tone
Control
If your Chevrolet has a radiowith Automatic Tone
Control, the instructions below will explain how to use
the radio. To find out if your radio hasAutomatic Tone
Control, look for an AUTO TONE button. If the system
has one, you have Automatic Tone Control. If not, see
the systems explained earlier in this section.
Playing the Radio
Press the PWR knob to turn the system on and off.
VOL: Turn this knob clockwise to increase volume.
Turn it counterclockwise to decreasevolume.
SCV: Your system has a feature called
speed-compensated volume (SCV). With SCV, your
audio system makes up for road noise by getting louder
as you drive faster. The control behind the upper knob
has SCV positions. The top position has a higher
maximum volume and gets louder faster than the middle
two positions. If you don’t want to use SCV, turn the
control all the way down.
RECALL: Press this button to recall the station being
played. If you press the button when the ignition is off,
the clock will show for afew seconds.
Finding a Station
4. Press and hold one of the six numbered buttons.
AM FM:Press this button to getAM, FMl or FM2.
5. The sound will mute. When it returns, release the
The displayshows your selection.
TUNE: Press this knob lightly so it extends.Turn it to
choose radio stations.Push the knob back in when
you’re not using it.
SEEK: Press the forward orbackward arrow to go to
the next higher or lower station. The
sound will be
muted while seeking.
SCAN: Press oneof the SEEK arrows fortwo seconds,
and SCAN will appear in the display. Use SCAN to
listen to stations for afew seconds. The radio will go to
a station, stop for a few seconds, thenongoto thenext
station. PressSEEK again to stop scanning.
button.
Whenever you press thatnumbered button, the station
you set will return.
P SCAN: Press PSCAN to listen toeach of your preset
stations for a few
seconds. The radiowill go tothe first
preset station, stop for few
a seconds, then go on to the
next preset station. Press P SCAN again to stop
scanning.
Setting the Tone
BASS: Press this knob lightlyso it extends.Turn the
knob to increase or decrease
bass. The middle positionis
a detent.
Presets: The six pushbuttons let
you return to your
favorite stations.You can set up to 18 stations (6 AM,
6 FM1 and 6 FM2). You can also set an equalization
setting with each preset station.
TREB: Press this button lightly so it extends.Turn the
knob to increase or decrease treble. The
middle position
is a detent.
1. Press AM FM to select the band.
Push the knobs back in when you’re not using them.
2. Find the station you want.
3. Press AUTO TONE to choose the equalization
setting for the station.
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AUTO TONE: This featureallows you to choose
preset treble and bass equalization settings designed for
classical, news, rock, pop and jazz stations. CLASSIC
will appear on the display when you first press AUTO
TONE. Each time you press it, another setting will
appear on the display. Press itagain after JAZZappears
and MANUAL will appear. Tone control will return to
the treble and bass knobs.Also, if you use the treble and
bass knobs, control will return to them and MANUAL
will appear.
Adjusting the Speakers
BAL: Press this button lightly so it extends. Turn the
knob to move the sound to the left or right speakers. The
middle position is a detent and balances the speakers.
FADE: Press this button lightly so it extends. Turn the
knob to move the sound to the front or rear speakers.
The middle position is a detent and balances the
speakers.
Push the knobs back in when you're not using them.
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Playing a Cassette Tape
The longer side with the tape visible should face to the
right. The tape will begin playing as soon as you insert
it. If you hear nothing or hear agarbled sound, the tape
may not be in squarely. Press EJECT to remove the tape
and start over. If you want to insert a tape when the
ignition is off, first press EJECT or RECALL.
While the tape is playing, use the VOL, FADE, BAL,
TREB, BASS and AUTO TONE controls just as you
do for the radio. Other controls may have different
functions when a tape is inserted. The display will show
the tape symbol and an arrow to show which side of the
tape is playing.
Your tape bias is set automatically.
Note that cassette tape adapter kits for portable compact
disc playerswill not work in your cassette player. The.se
adapters will cause an error message in the display, and
the adapter cassettewill be ejected.
PREV (1): Press this button to search for the previous
selection on the tape. Your tape must have at least three
seconds of silence between each selection for PREV to
work. The SEEK backward arrow will also find the
previous selection on the tape.
PROG (2): Press this button to change the side of the
tape that is playing.
NEXT (3): Press this button to search for the next
selection on the tape. If you hold the button or press
it more than once, the player will continue moving
forward through the tape. The SEEK forward arrow
will also find the next selection on the tape.
REV (4): Press this button to reverse the tape rapidly.
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Press it again to return to playing speed. The radio
play while the tape reverses.
00 (5): Press this button to reduce background noise.
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FWD (6): Press this button to advance quickly to
another part of the tape. Press the button again to return
to playing speed. The radiowill play while the tape
advances.
AM FM: Press this button to play the radio when a tape
is in the player.
TAPE AUX: Press this button to change to the tape
function when the radio is on. The tape symbol with an
arrow will appear on the displaywhen the tape is active.
EJECT Press this button to remove the tape. The radio
will play.
Cln: This message may appear on the display. If it does,
your 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 your tapes and player. See “Care of
Your Cassette Tape Player” in the Index. After you clean
the player, press and hold EJECT for five secondsto
reset the Cln indicator. “- - -” will appear in the display
to show the indicator was reset.
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RECALL: Press this button to see which track is
playing. Press it again within five seconds to see how
long it has been playing (elapsed time).
PREV (1): Press this button to go to the start of the
current track, if more than eight seconds have played. If
you hold the button or press it more than once, the
player will continue moving back through the disc. The
SEEK backward arrow will also find the previous
selection on the tape.
RDM (2): Press this button to hear the tracks in random
order.
Playing a Compact Disc
Insert a disc partway into 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’re driving on a very rough road or if it’s very hot,
the disc may not play and ERR may appear on the
display. Press RECALL to 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.
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It is dirty, scratched or wet.
It is very humid. If so, wait about an hour and try
again.
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NEXT (3): Press this button to go to the next track.
If you hold the button or press it more than once, the
player will continue moving forward through the disc.
The SEEKforward arrow will also find the next
selection on the tape.
REV (4): Press and hold this button to return to a
passage quickly. You will hear sound.
00 (5): Press this button to reduce background noise.
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AM FM: Press this button to play the radio when a disc
Entering a Code
is in the player. The letters CD will go off the display.
1. Write down any number from 000 to 1999. This is
your code.
CD AUX: Press this button to change to the disc
function when the radio is on. CD will appear on the
display when the disc is active.
EJECT Press this button to remove the disc. The radio
will play.
2. Turn the ignition to ACC or RUN.
3. Turn the radio off.
4. Press the 1 and 4 preset buttons at the same time and
hold until “- - shows on the display.
You now have only 15 seconds between each of the
following steps.
5. Press MN and “OOO” will appear on the display.
6. Press MN again and hold until the last two digits of
your code appear.
7. Press and hold HR until the first digit or digits of
your code appear.
8. Press AM FM after you make sure the code matches
the one you wrote down. “rEP” will appear on the
display, meaning you should repeat Steps 5 through 7.
9. After you repeat the steps, press AM FM. SEC
should appear on the display, meaning your system is
secured. If your ignition is off,THEFTLOCK will
flash in the display.
Store the paper with your code written on it in a safe
place (not in your vehicle).
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If you turn off the ignition orradio with a 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 within 25 seconds, the playerwill pull the disc back
in to protect it.
THEFTLOCK
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Your system has this feature if it shows THEFTLOCK
on its face. THEFTLOCK is a theft-deterrent feature
that can be used or ignored. If you ignore it, your system
will play normally. If you use it, your system can’t be
turned on if it is stolen because it locks anytime battery
power is removed. To unlock it, a code must be entered.
These instructionswill tell you how to enter a code into
your system. They also tell you how to unlock the
system with your code and how to shut off the
THEFTLOCK system.
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Unlocking the System
Disabling THEFTLOCK
If battery power is removed for any reason, LOC will
appear on the display when power is reapplied. You will
need to enter your code to unlock the system. You have
only 15 seconds between each of the following steps.
If you want to turn off THEFTLOCK, you will need to
enter your code. If you lose orforget your code, see
your dealer.
1. Turn the ignition on. LOC will appear on the display.
2. Press the 1 and 4 preset buttons at the same time and
hold until SEC shows on the display.
2. Press MN and “000” will appear on the display.
3. Press MN again and hold until the last two digits of
your code appear.
4. Press and hold HR until the first digit or digits of
your code appear.
5. Press AM FM after you make sure the code matches
the one you wrote down. SEC should appear on the
display, meaning you can now use your system, and
it is secured. If LOC appears, you entered the wrong
code and the system is still locked.
If you lose or forget your code and cannot unlock the
system, contact your dealer.
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1. Turn the ignition on and the radio off.
You now have only 15 seconds between each of the
following steps.
3. Press MN and “000” will appear on the display.
4. Press MN again and hold until the last two digits of
your code appear.
5. Press and hold HR until the first digit or digits of
your code appear.
6. Press AM FM after you make sure the code matches
the one you wrote down. “- - -” should appear on the
display, meaning your system is unsecured. If SEC
appears, you entered the wrong code and the system
is still secured.
Understanding Radio Reception
F M Stereo
FM Stereo will give you the bestsound, but FM signals
will reach only about10 to 40 miles (16 to 65 km). Tall
buildings or hills can interfere
with FM signals, causing
the sound to come and go.
AM
The range for most
AM stations is greaterthan for FM,
especially at night. The longer range,
however, can
cause stationsto interfere with each other. AM can also
pick up noise from things like storms and
power lines.
To lower this noise, try reducing the treble level.
Tips About Your Audio System
Hearing damage from loud noise is almost undetectable
until it is too late.Your hearing can adapt to
higher
volumes of sound. Sound that seems normal can be
loud and harmful to your hearing. Take precautions by
adjusting thevolume control on your radio to a safe
sound level beforeyour hearing adapts to it.
To help avoid hearing loss ordamage:
Adjust the volume control to the lowest setting.
Increase volume slowly until you hear Comfortably
and clearly.
NOTICE:
Before you add any sound equipment to your
vehicle -- like a tape player, CB radio, mobile
telephone or two-way radio -- be sure you,
can add what you want. If you can, it’s very
important todo it properly. Added sound
equipment may interfere with the operation
of your vehicle’s engine, [email protected]
radio or other
systems, and even damage them. And,your
vehicle’s systems mayinterfere with the
operation of sound equipment that has been
added improperly.
So, beforeadding sound equipment, check with
your dealer and be sure to check Federal rules
covering mobile radio andtelephone units.
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Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
A tape player that is not cleaned regularly is subject to
reduced sound quality, ruining the cassette or damaging
the mechanism. Tape cassettes that are not properly
stored in their plastic cases away from contaminants,
direct sunlight, and extreme heat may not operate
properly and could cause premature failure of the
tape player.
Your tape player should be cleaned with every 50 hours
of use to provide optimum performance. Your radio may
display Cln to indicate that you have used your tape
player for 50 hours without resetting the tape clean
timer. If you notice a reduction in sound quality,
regardless of when the tape player was last cleaned, try
playing a different cassette to seeif the tape or the
tape player is at fault. If the second cassette results in
no improvement in sound quality, try cleaning the
tape player.
Proper tape player cleaning should be done with a
scrubbing action, non-abrasive cleaner cassette. Thisis a
wet-type cleaning system that uses a cleaning cassette
with pads that scrub the tape head as the hubs of the
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cleaner cassette turn. To properly clean your tape player,
follow the instructions with the cleaning cassette. If you
use this type of cleaner, the radio may display an error
and eject the cartridge. This is normal and is the result
of an added feature in the tape player that detects broken
tapes. If an error occurs, you will needto insert the
cleaning cassette at least three times to thoroughly clean
the tape player.
You may prefer to use a non-scrubbing action, wet-type
cleaner. This type of cleaner uses a fabric belt to clean
the tape head. This type of cleaner cassette will not
cause an error, but it may not clean the tape player as
thoroughly as the scrubbing-type cleaner.
A scrubbing action cleaner is available through your
dealer (GM Part No. 12344600).
Cassettes are subject to wear, and the sound quality may
degrade over time. Always verify that the cassette tape
is in good condition and the tape player is clean before
obtaining service on your tape player.
Care of Your Compact Discs
Handle discs carefully. Store them in their original cases
or other protective casesand away from direct sunlight
and dust. If the surfaceof a discis soiled, dampen a
clean, soft cloth in a mild,
neutral detergent solution and
clean it, wiping from the center tothe edge.
Be sure never to touch the signal surfacewhen handling
discs. Pick up discs by grasping the outer edges or the
edge of the holeand the outer edge.
Steering WheelTouch Controls
(Option)
You can control certain audio system functions using the
buttons on your steering wheel.
VOLUME: Press the up or down arrows to increase or
decrease volume.
PLAY: Press to play the CD or cassette insteadof the
radio.
Fixed Mast Antenna
MUTE: Press to silence the system. Press again to turn
on the sound.
The fixed mast antenna can withstand most car washes
without being damaged. If the mast should ever become
slightly bent, you can straighten it out by hand. If the
mast is badly bent, as itmight be by vandals, you should
replace it.
SEEK: Press the up or down arrows to tune to the next
or previous radio station.If a tape or compact disc is
playing, the player will advance or rewind.
Check every once in a while to be sure the mast is still
tightened to the fender.
PRESET Press to play a station you have programmed
on the radio preset buttons.
AM/FM: Press to choose AM, FMl or FM2. If a tape
or compact disc is playing, it will stop and the radio will
play.
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a Section 4
Your Driving and the Road
Defensive Driving
The best advice anyone can give about driving is:Drive
defensively.
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Please start with a very 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 ready for their mistakes.
Here you’ll find information about driving on different
kinds of roads and in varying weather conditions. We’ve
also includedmany other useful tips on driving.
Rear-end collisions are aboutthe 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 in front of you is going to brake
or turn suddenly.
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Death and injury associated with drinking and driving is
a national tragedy. It’s the number one contributor to the
highway death toll, claiming thousands of victims every
year.
The obvious way to solve this highway safety problem
is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. But
what if people do? How much is “too much” if the
driver plans to drive? It’s a lot less than many might
think. Although it depends on each person and situation,
here is some general information on the problem.
Alcohol affects four things that anyone needs to drive a
vehicle:
The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone
who is drinking depends upon four things:
Drunken Driving
Judgment
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How much alcohol consumed
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Muscular Coordination
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The drinker’s body weight
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Vision
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Attentiveness
The amount of food that is consumed before and
during drinking
Police records show that almost half of all motor
vehicle-related deaths involve alcohol.In most cases,
these deaths are the result of someone who was drinking
and driving. In recent years, some 18,000annual motor
vehicle-related deaths have been associated with the use
of alcohol, with more than 300,000 people injured.
Many adults -- by some estimates, nearly half the adult
population -- choose never to drink alcohol, so they
never drive after drinking. For persons under 2 1, it’s
against the law in every U.S. state to drink alcohol.
There are good medical, psychological and
developmental reasons for 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-pound (82 kg) person who drinks three 12-ounce
(355 ml) bottles of beer in an hour will end up with a
BAC of about 0.06 percent. The person would reach the
same BAC by 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 many U.S. states sets the legal limit at a BAC
of 0.10 percent.In a growing number of U.S. states, and
throughout Canada, the limit is 0.08 percent. In some
other countriesit’s even lower. The BAC limit for all
commercial drivers in the U.S. is 0.04 percent.
The BAC will be over 0.10 percent after threeto six
drinks (in one hour). Of course, as we’ve seen, it
depends on how much alcohol is in the drinks, and how
quickly the person drinks them.
It’s the amount of alcohol that counts. For example, if
the same person drank three double martinis (3 ounces
or 90 ml of liquor each)within an hour, the person’s
BAC would be close to 0.12 percent. A person who
consumes food just before or during drinking
will have a
somewhat lower BAC level.
There is a gender difference, too. Women generally have
a lower relative percentage of body water than men.
But the ability to drive is affected well belowa BAC
of 0.10 percent. Research shows that the driving skills
of many people are impaired at a BAC approaching
0.05 percent, and that the effects are worse at night. All
drivers are impairedat BAC levels above0.05 percent.
Statistics show that the chanceof being in a collision
increases sharplyfor drivers who havea BAC of
0.05 percent or above. A driver witha BAC level of
0.06 percent has doubledhis or her chance of having a
collision. At a BAC level of 0.10 percent, the chanceof
this driver havinga collision is twelve times greater; ata
level of 0.15 percent, the chance is twenty-five 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 ornumber of cold
showers will speed that up. “I’ll be careful” isn’t the
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 moderate BAC might not be able
to react quickly enough to avoid the collision.
There’s something else aboutdrinking and driving that
many people don’t know. Medical research shows that
alcohol ina person’s system can make crash injuries
worse, especially injuries to the brain, spinal cord or
heart. This means that when anyone who has been
drinking -- driver or passenger -- is in a crash, that
person’s chance of being killed or permanently disabled
is higher than if the person had not been drinking.
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Control of a Vehicle
Braking
You have three systems that make
your vehicle go where
you want it to go.They are the brakes, the steering
and
the accelerator. All threesystems have to do theirwork
at the placeswhere the tires meet the
road.
Braking action involves perception timeand reaction
time.
First, you have to decide topush on the brake pedal.
That’s perception time.Then you have tobring up your
foot and do it. That’s reaction time.
Average reaction time is about3/4 of a second. But
that’s only anaverage. It might be less with one driver
and as long as two or threeseconds or more with
another. Age, physical condition, alertness, coordination,
and eyesight allplay a part.So do alcohol,drugs and
frustration. But even in 3/4 of a second, a vehicle
travels 66 feet (20 m).
moving at 60 mph (100 km/h)
That could be a lotof distance in an emergency, so
keeping enough space between your vehicle and others
is important.
And, of course, actualstopping distances vary greatly
with the surface of the road(whether it’s pavement or
gravel); the conditionof the road (wet, dry, icy); tire
tread; and the conditionof your brakes.
Sometimes, as when you’re driving on snow or ice,it’s
easy to ask more of those control systemsthan 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 followed by 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 wear out much
faster if you do alot of heavy braking. If you keep pace
with the traffic and allow realistic following distances,
you will eliminate a lot of unnecessary braking. That
means better braking and longer brake life.
If your engine everstops while you’re driving, brake
normally but don’t pump your brakes. If you do, the
pedal may get harder topush down. If your engine
stops, you will still have some power brake assist. But
you will use it when you brake. Once the power assist is
used up, it may take longer to stopand the brake pedal
will be harder to push.
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
Your Chevrolet has an advanced electronic braking
system that will help prevent a braking skid.
This lighton the instrument
panel will come on briefly
when you start your vehicle.
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When you start your vehicle, or when you begin to drive
away, you mayhear amomentary motor or clicking
noise. And you may even notice that your brake pedal
moves a little while this is going on. Thisis the ABS
system testing itself. If there’s a problem with the
anti-lock brake system, the anti-lock brake system
warning light will stay on or flash.
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 computer is programmedto
make the most of available tire 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
of the wheels is about to stop rolling, the computer will
separately work the brakes at each front wheel and at the
rear wheels.
As you brake, your computer keeps receiving updates on
wheel speed and controls braking pressure accordingly.
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Remember: Anti-lock doesn’t change the time you need
to get your foot up to the brake pedal. If you get too
close to the vehicle in front of you, you won’t have time
to apply your brakes if that vehicle suddenly slows or
stops. Always leave enough room up ahead to stop, even
though you have anti-lock brakes.
To Use Anti-Lock
Don’t pump the brakes. Just hold the brake pedal down
and let anti-lock work for you. You may feel the system
worhng, or you may notice some noise, but this is
normal. When your anti-lock system is adjusting brake
pressure to help avoid a braking skid, the LOW TRAC
light will come on. See“Anti-Lock Brake System
Active Light” in the Index.
Braking in Emergencies
Use your anti-lock braking system when you need to.
With anti-lock, you can steer and brake at the same
time. In many emergencies, steering can help you more
than even the very best braking.
Steering
Power Steering
If you lose power steering assist because the engine
stops or the system is not functioning, you can steer but
it will take much more effort.
Steering Tips
Driving on Curves
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 driver or beginner, each of us is subject to
the same laws of physics when driving on curves. The
traction of the tires against the road surface makes it
possible for the vehicle to change its path when you turn
the front wheels. If there’s no traction, inertia will keep
the vehicle going in the same direction. If you’ve ever
tried to steer a vehicle on wet ice, you’ll understand this.
The traction you can get in a curve depends on the
condition of your tires and the road surface, the angle at
which the curve is banked, and your speed. Whileyou’re
in a curve, speed is theone factor you can control.
Suppose you’re steering througha sharp curve. Then you
suddenly accelerate. Both control systems-- steering and
acceleration -- have to do their work where the tires meet
the road. Adding the sudden acceleration can demand too
much of those places. You can lose control.
What should you do if this ever happens? Ease up on the
accelerator pedal, steer the vehicle the way you want it
to go, and slow down.
Speed limit signs near curves warn that you should
adjust your speed. Of course, the posted speeds are
based on good weather and road conditions. Under less
favorable conditions you’llwant to go slower.
Steering in Emergencies
There are times when steering can be more effective
than braking. For example, you come over a hill and
find a truck stopped in your lane, or a car suddenly pulls
out from nowhere, or a child darts out from between
parked cars and stops right in front of you. You can
avoid these problems by braking -- if you can stop in
time. But sometimes you can’t; there isn’t room. That’s
the time for evasive action -- steering around the
problem.
Your Chevrolet can perform very well in emergencies
like these. First apply your brakes. (See “Braking in
Emergencies” earlier in this section.) It is better to
remove as much speed as you can from a possible
collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left or
right depending on the space available.
If you need to reduce your speed as you approach a
curve, do it before you enter the curve, while your front
wheels are straight ahead.
Try to adjust your speed so you can “drive” through the
curve. Maintain a reasonable, steady speed. Wait to
accelerate until you are out of the curve, and then
accelerate gently into the straightaway.
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An emergency like this requires close attention and a
quick decision. If you are holding the steering wheel at
the recommended 9 and 3 o’clock positions, you can
turn it a full 180 degrees very quickly without removing
either hand. But you have to act fast, steer quickly, and
just as quickly straighten the wheel once you have
avoided the object.
The fact that such emergency situations are always
possible is a good reason to practice defensive driving at
all times and wear safety belts properly.
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Off-Road Recovery
You may find sometime that your right wheels have
dropped off the edge of a road onto the shoulder while
you’re driving.
If the level of the shoulder is only slightly below the
pavement, recovery should be fairly easy. Ease off the
accelerator and then, if there is nothing in the way, steer
so that your vehicle straddles the edge of the pavement.
You can turn the steering wheel up to 1/4 turn until the
right front tire contacts the pavement edge. Then turn
your steering wheel to go straight down the roadway.
Passing
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Do not get too close to the vehicle you want to pass
while you’re awaiting an opportunity. For one thing,
following too closelyreduces your area of vision,
especially if you’re following alarger vehicle. Also,
you won’t have adequate spaceif the vehicle ahead
suddenly slows or stops. Keep back a reasonable
distance.
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When it looks like a chance to pass is coming up,
start to accelerate butstay 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. And if
something happens to cause you to cancel your pass,
you need only slow down and drop back again and
wait for anotheropportunity.
The driverof a vehicle about to pass anotheron a
two-lane highway waits for just theright moment,
accelerates, moves around the vehicle ahead,then goes
back into the right lane again. A simple maneuver?
Not necessarily! Passing anothervehicle 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 abrief surrender to frustration or angercan
suddenly put the passing driver faceto face with the
worst of all traffic accidents -- the head-on collision.
So here are some tips for passing:
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“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, waitfor a better time.
Watch for traffic 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 ora double solid line,
even if the road seems emptyof approaching traffic.
If other cars are lined up to pass a slow vehicle, wait
your turn. But take care that someone isn’t trying to
pass you as you pull out to pass the slow vehicle.
Remember to glance overyour shoulder and check
the blind spot.
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Check your mirrors, glance over your shoulder, and
start your left lane change signal before moving out
of the right lane to pass. When you are far enough
ahead of the passed vehicle to see its frontin your
inside mirror, activate your right lane change signal
and move back into theright lane. (Remember that
your right outside 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 than one vehicle at a time on
two-lane roads. Reconsider before passing the next
vehicle.
Don’t overtake a slowly moving vehicle too rapidly.
Even though the brake lights are not flashing, it may
be slowing down or startingto turn.
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If you’re being passed, make it easy for the
following driverto get ahead of you. Perhaps you
can ease a little tothe right.
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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 trying to steer
and constantly seek an escape route or area of less
danger.
Skidding
In a skid, a drivercan 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 types of 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 steering in a curvecauses tires to slip and
lose cornering force. And in the acceleration skid too
much throttle causes the driving wheels to spin.
A cornering skidand an acceleration skid are best
handled by easing your foot off the acceleratorpedal.
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 skid if it occurs.
Driving at Night
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Of course, traction is reduced when water, snow, ice,
gravel, or othermaterial is on the road. For safety, you’ll
want to slow down and adjust your driving to these
conditions. Itis important to slow down on slippery
surfaces because stopping distancewill be longer and
vehicle controlmore 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.
Night driving is more dangerous than day driving.
One reason is that some drivers are likely to be impaired
-- by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or
by fatigue.
Remember: Any anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps
avoid only the braking skid.
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Here are some tips on night driving.
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Drive defensively.
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Don’t drink and drive.
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Adjust your inside rearview mirror to reduce the
glare fromheadlamps behind you.
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Since you can’t see as well, you may need to slow
down and keep more space 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.
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In remote areas, watch for animals.
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If you’re tired, pull off 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 older these differences increase. A 50-year-old
driver may require at least twice as much light to seethe
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
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have less trouble adjusting to night. But if you’re
driving, don’t wear sunglasses at night. They may cut
down on glare from headlamps, but they also make a lot
of things invisible.
You can be temporarily blinded by approaching
headlamps. It can take a second or two, or even several
seconds, for your eyes to readjust to the dark. When you
are faced with severe glare (as from a driver 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 inside of the glass
can build up a film caused by dust. Dirty glass makes
lights dazzle and flash more than clean glass would,
making the pupils of 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. Just as your headlamps should be
checked regularly for proper aim, so should your eyes
be examined regularly. Some drivers suffer from night
blindness -- the inability to see in dim light -- and
aren’t even aware of it.
Driving in the Rain
The heavier the rain, the harder it is to see. Even if your
windshield wiper blades are in good shape, a heavy rain
can make it harder to see road signs and traffic signals,
pavement markings, the edge of the road, and even
people walking.
It’s wise to keep your wiping equipment in good shape
and keep your windshield washer tank filled. Replace
your windshield wiper inserts when they show signs of
streaking or missing areas on the windshield, orwhen
strips of rubber start to separate fromthe inserts.
Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble.On a wet
road you can’t stop, accelerate orturn 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 to go slower and be
cautious if rain starts to fall while you are driving. The
surface may get wet suddenly when your reflexes are
tuned for drivingon dry pavement.
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Driving too fast through large water puddles oreven
going through some car 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.
Hydroplaning doesn’t happen often. But it can if your
tires haven’t much tread or if the pressure in one or
more is low. It can happen if a lot of water is standing on
the road. If you can see reflections from trees, telephone
poles, or othervehicles, 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
Turn on your low-beam headlamps -- not just your
parking lamps -- to help make you more visible to
others.
Hydroplaning
Hydroplaning is dangerous. So much water can build up
under your tires that they can actually ride on the water.
This can happen if the road is wet enough and you’re
going fast enough.When your vehicle is hydroplaning,
it has little or no contact with the road.
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Besides slowing down, allow some extra following
distance. And be especially careful when you pass
another vehicle. Allow yourself more clear room
ahead, and be prepared to have your view restricted
by road spray.
Have good tires with proper tread depth. (See
“Tires” in the Index.)
City Driving
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 aredoing and pay attention to
traffic signals.
Here are ways to increaseyour safety in city driving:
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Know the best way to get towhere you are going.
Get a citymap and plan your trip intoan unknown
part of the city just asyou would for across-country
trip.
e Try to use the freeways that rim and crisscross most
large cities. You’ll save time and energy. (See the
next part, “Freeway Driving.”)
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Treat a green light as a warning signal. A traffic light
is therebecause the corner is busy enough to need it.
When a lightturns green, and just before you start to
move, check both ways for vehicles that have not
cleared the intersection or may be running the red
light.
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Freeway Driving
The most important advice on freeway driving is:Keep
up with traffic and keep to the right. Drive at the same
speed most of the other drivers aredriving. Too-fast or
too-slow driving breaks a smooth traffic flow. Treat the
left lane on a freeway as a passing lane.
At the entrance there is usually a ramp that leads to the
freeway. If you have a clear view of 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 tomerge 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 tothe 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.
Mile for mile, freeways (alsocalled thruways, parkways,
expressways, turnpikes, or superhighways) are the safest
of all roads. But they have their own special rules.
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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
slightly slower at night.
When you want to leave the f r e m y , move to the proper
lane well in advance. If you miss your exit do not, under
any circumstances, stop and back up. Drive on to the
next exit.
The exit ramp can be curved,
sometimes quite sharply.
Is your vehicle ready for a long trip? If you keep it
serviced and maintained, it’sready to go. If it needs
service, have itdone before starting out. Of course,
you’ll find experiencedand able service expertsin
Chevrolet dealersall across North America. They’ll be
ready and willing to help if you need it.
Here are some things you can check before a trip:
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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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k n z p s : Are they all working? Are the lenses clean?
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Tires: They are vitally important to a safe,
trouble-free trip. Is the tread good enough for
long-distance driving?Are the 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?
The exit speed is usually posted.
Reduce your speed according to your speedometer, not
to your sense of motion. After driving for any distance
at higher speeds, you may tend to think you are going
slower than you actually are.
Before Leavingon a Long Trip
Make sure you’reready. Try to be well rested. If you
must start when you’re not fresh -- such as after a day’s
work -- don’t plan to make too many miles that first part
of the journey. Wear comfortable clothingand shoes you
can easily drive in.
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Highway Hypnosis
Hill and Mountain Roads
Is there actually such a condition as “highway
hypnosis”? Or is it just plain falling asleepat the wheel?
Call it highway hypnosis, lack of awareness, or
whatever.
There is something about an easy stretch of road with
the same scenery, along with the hum of the tires on the
road, the drone of the engine, and the 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 abouthighway hypnosis? First, be
aware that it can happen.
Then here are some tips:
Make sure your vehicle is well ventilated, with a
comfortably cool interior,
Keep your eyes moving. Scan the road ahead and to
the sides. Check your rearview mirrors and your
instruments frequently.
If you get sleepy, pull off the road into a rest, 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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Driving on steep hills or mountains is different from
driving in flat orrolling terrain.
If you drive regularly in steep country, or if you’re
planning to visit there, here are some tips that can make
your trips safer 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 partscan 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 engine do some of the
slowing down. Shift to alower gear when you go
down a steep or longhill.
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Know how to go uphill. You may want to shift down
to a lower gear. The lower gears help cool your engine
and transaxle, and you can climb the hill better.
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Stay in your own lane when driving on two-lane
roads in hills or mountains. Don’t swing wide or cut
across the center of the road. Drive at speeds that let
you stay in your own lane.
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As you go over the top of a hill, be alert. There could be
a stalled car or an accident.
something in your lane, like
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You may see highway signs on mountains that warn of
special problems. Examples are long grades, passingor
no-passing zones, a falling rocks area, or winding
roads. Be alert to these and take appropriate action.
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Winter Driving
Here are some tips for winter driving:
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Have your Chevrolet in good shape for winter. Be
sure your engine coolant mix is correct.
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You may want to put winter emergency supplies in
your trunk.
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Include an ice 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 carpet or acouple of burlap bags
to help provide traction. Be sure you properly secure
these items in your vehicle.
Driving on Snowor Ice
Most of the time, those places where your tires meet the
road probably have good traction.
However, if there is snow or ice between your tires and the
road, you can have a very slippery situation. You’ll have a
lot less traction or “grip” and will need to be very careful.
least traction of all. You can get “wet ice” when it’s
about freezing(32”F; OOC) and freezing rain begins to
fall. Try to avoid drivingon 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 the fragile traction. If you accelerate
too fast, the drive wheels will spin and polish the surface
under the tires even more.
Your anti-lock brakes improve your ability to make a
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.
What’s the worst time for this?“Wet ice.” Very cold
snow or ice can be slick and hard to drive on.But wet
ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the
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Allow greater followingdistance on any slippery
road.
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Watch for slippery spots. The road might be fine
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 surface of a curve oran 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’re Caught in a Blizzard
cloth to your vehicle to alert police that you’ve been
stopped by the snow. Put on extra clothing or wrap a
blanket around you. If you have no blankets or extra
clothing, make body insulators from newspapers, burlap
bags, rags, floor mats -- anything you can wrap around
yourself or tuck under your clothing to keep warm.
You can run the engine to keep warm, but be careful.
If you are stopped by heavy snow, you could be in a
serious situation. You should probably stay with your
vehicle unless you know for surethat you are near help
and you can hike through the snow. Here are some
things to do to summon help and keep yourself and your
passengers safe: Turn on your hazard flashers. Tie a red
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Run your engine only as long as you must. This saves
fuel. When you run the engine, make it go a little faster
than just idle. That is, push the accelerator slightly. This
uses less fuel for 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 lateron
with your headlamps. Let the heater run for awhile.
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 you feel 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 hour or so until help comes.
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Loading Your Vehicle
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TIRE-LOADING INFORMATION
OCCUPANTS
VEHICLE CAP. WT.
CTR.
FRT.
RR.
TOTAL LBS.
KG
MAX. LOADING & GVWR SAME AS VEHICLE
XXX
COLD
TIRE
CAPACITY WEIGHT
TIRE SIZE
PRESSURE
SPEED
RTG
PSIiKPa
FRT.
RR.
SPA.
IF TIRES ARE HOT, ADD 4PSIi28KPa
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
is inside the trunk lid. The label tells you the proper size,
speed rating and recommended inflation pressures for
the tires on your vehicle. It also gives you important
information about the number of people that can be in
your vehicle and the total weight you can carry. This
includes the weight of all occupants, cargoand all
nonfactory-installed options.
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MFD BY GENERAL MOTORS CORP
GVWR GAWR FRT GAWR RR
DATE
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 label is the Certification label, found on the
rear edge of the driver’s door. It tells you the gross
weight capacity of your vehicle, called the GVWR
(Gross Vehicle WeightRating). The GVWR includes the
weight of the vehicle, all occupants, fuel and cargo.
Never exceed the GVWR for your vehicle or the Gross
Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for either the front or rear
axle.
If you do have a heavy load, spreadit out. Don’t carry
more than 167 pounds (75 kg) in your trunk.
NOTICE:
Your warranty does not cover parts or
components that fail because of overloading.
If you put things inside your vehicle -- like suitcases,
tools, packages or anything else -- they will go as fast as
the vehicle goes. If you have to stop or turn quickly, or
if there is a crash, they’ll keep going.
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Towing a Trailer
Your vehicle can tow a trailer. To identify what the
vehicle trailering capacity is foryour vehicle, you
should read the information in “Weight of the Trailer’’
that appears later in this section. But trailering is
different than just driving your vehicle by itself.
Trailering means changes in handling, durability, and
fuel economy. Successful, safe trailering takes correct
equipment, and it has to be used properly.
That’s the reason for this part. In it are many
time-tested, important trailering tips and safety rules.
Many of these are important for your safety and that of
your passengers. So please read this section carefully
before you pull a trailer.
NOTICE:
Pulling a trailer improperly can damage your
vehicle and result in costly repairs not covered
by
your warranty.To pull atrailer correctly, follow
the advice in this part, and see your Chevrolet
dealer for important information about towing a
trailer with your vehicle.
Load-pulling components such as the engine, transaxle,
wheel assemblies, and tires are forcedto work harder
against the drag of the added weight. The engine is
required to operate at relatively higher speeds and under
greater loads, generating extra heat. What’s more, the
trailer adds considerably to wind resistance, increasing
the pulling requirements.
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
Three important considerations have to do with weight:
If you do, here aresome important points.
Weight of the Trailer
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There are many different laws, including speed limit
restrictions, having to do with trailering. Make sure
your rig will be legal, not only where you live but
also where you’ll be driving. A good source for this
information can be state or provincial police.
Consider using a sway control.
You can ask a hitch dealer aboutsway controls.
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Don’t tow a trailer at all during the first 1,000 miles
(1 600 km) your new vehicle is driven. Your engine,
axle or otherparts could be damaged.
Then, during the first500 miles (800 km) that you
tow a trailer, don’t drive over 50 mph (80 k d h ) and
don’t make starts at full throttle. This helps your
engine and other parts of your vehicle wear in at the
heavier loads.
How heavy can a trailer safely be?
It should never weigh more than 1,000 pounds (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 pull a
trailer are all important. And, it can also depend on any
special equipment that you have on your vehicle.
You can ask your dealer for our trailering information or
advice, oryou can write us at Chevrolet Customer
Assistance Center, P.O. Box 7047, Troy, MI
48007-7047.
In Canada, write to General Motors of Canada Limited,
Customer Assistance Center, 1908 Colonel Sam Drive,
Qshawa, Ontario Ll H 8P7.
Obey speed limit restrictions when towing a trailer.
Don’t drive fasterthan the maximum posted speed
for trailers (or no more than 55 mph (90 km/h)) to
save wear on your vehicle’s parts.
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Weight of the Trailer Tongue
The tongue load (A) of any trailer is an important
weight to measure because it affects the total capacity
weight of your vehicle. The capacity weight includes the
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” in the Index for more information about
your vehicle’s maximum load capacity.
If you’re using a “dead-weight” hitch, the trailer
tongue (A) should weigh 10% of the total loaded
trailer weight (B). If you have a “weight-distributing’’
hitch, the trailer tongue (A) should weigh 12% 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 be able toget 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
recommended pressure for coldtires. You’ll find these
numbers on the Tire-Loading Information label (found
inside the trunk lid) or see “Loading Your Vehicle” in
the Index. Then be sure you don’t go over the GVW
limit for your vehicle, including the weight of the trailer
tongue.
A
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B
Hitches
Safety Chains
It’s important tohave the correct hitch equipment.
Crosswinds, largetrucks going by, and rough roads are a
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. Cross the safety chains under the tongue
of the trailer so that the tongue will not drop to the road
if it becomes separated from the hitch. Instructions
about safety chains may be provided by the hitch
manufacturer or by the trailer manufacturer. Follow the
manufacturer’s recommendation for attaching safety
chains and do not attach them to the bumper. Always
leave justenough slack so you can turn with your rig.
And, never allow safety chains to drag on the ground.
e 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 to sealthe 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.
e The bumpers on your vehicle arenot intended for
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.
Trailer Brakes
Because you have anti-lock brakes, do not try to tap into
your vehicle’s brake system. If you do, both brake
systems won’t work well, or at all.
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Driving with a Trailer
Passing
Towing a trailer requires a certain amount of experience.
Before setting out forthe open road, you’ll want to get
to know your rig. Acquaint yourself with the feel of
handling and braking with the added weight of the
trailer. And always keep in mind that the vehicle you are
driving is now a good deal longer and not nearly as
responsive as your vehicle isby itself.
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 to go 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
then apply the trailer brake controller by hand to be sure
the brakes are working. This letsyou check your
electrical connection at the same time.
During your trip, check occasionally to be sure that the
load is secure, and that the lamps and any trailer brakes
are still working.
Following Distance
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.
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Backing Up
Hold the bottom of the steering wheel with one hand.
Then, to move the trailer to the left, justmove that hand
to the left. To move the trailer to the right, move your
hand to the right. Always back up slowly and, if
possible, have someone guide you.
Making Turns
I NOTICE:
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 witha trailer, make wider turns than
normal. Do this so your trailer won’t strike soft shoulders,
curbs, road signs, trees,or other objects. Avoid jerky or
sudden maneuvers. Signal well in advance.
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
When you tow a trailer, your vehicle has to have a
different turn signal flasherand extra wiring. The green
arrows on your instrument panel will flash whenever
you signal aturn or lane change.Properly hooked up,
the trailer lamps will also flash,telling other drivers
you’re about toturn, change lanes or stop.
If you are towing a trailer, you may want to drive in
DRIVE (D) instead of OVERDRIVE (0)
(or, as you
need to, a lower gear).
Parking on Hills
You really should not park your vehicle, with a trailer
attached, on a hill. If something goes wrong, your rig
could start to move. People can be injured, and both
your vehicle and the trailer can be damaged.
When towing a trailer, the green arrows on your
instrument panel will flash for turns even if the bulbson
the trailer are burned out. Thus, you may think drivers
behind you are seeingyour signal when they are not. It’s
important to check occasionally to be sure the trailer
bulbs are still working.
But if you ever have to park your rig on a hill, here’s
how to do it:
Driving On Grades
2. Have someone place chocks under the trailer wheels.
Reduce speed and shift to a lower gear before you start
down a long or steepdowngrade. If you don’t shift
down, you might have to use your brakes so much that
they would get hotand no longer work well.
3. When the wheel chocks are in place, release the
regular brakes until the chocks absorb the load.
On a long uphill grade, shift down and reduce your
speed to around 45 mph (70 km/h) to reduce the
possibility of engine and transaxle overheating.
1. Apply your regular brakes, but don’t shift into
PARK (P) yet.
4. Reapply the regular brakes. Then apply your parking
brake, and then shift to PARK (P).
5. Release the regular brakes.
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When You Are Ready to Leave After
Parking on a Hill
1. Apply your regular brakes and hold the pedal down
while you:
Start your engine;
Shift into a gear; and
Release the parking brake.
2. Let up on the brake pedal.
3. Drive slowly until the trailer is clear of the chocks.
4. Stop and have someone pick up and store the chocks.
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, belts, cooling system, and brake adjustment.
Each of these is covered in this manual, and the Index
will help you find them quickly. If you’re trailering, it’s
a good idea toreview these sections before you start
your trip.
Check periodically to see that all hitch nuts and bolts are
tight.
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Problems on theRoad
Here you’ll find what to do aboutsome problems that
can occur on the road.
Hazard Warning Flashers
Your hazard warning flashers let you warn others. They
also let police know you have a problem. Your front and
rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off.
Press the switch to make your front and rear turn signal
lamps flash on and off. Your hazard warning flashers
work no matter what position your key is in, and even if
the key isn’t in.
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To turn off the flashers, press the switch again. When
the hazard warning flashers are on,your turn signals
won’t work.
Other Warning Devices
If you carry reflective triangles, you can set one up at
the side of the road about 300 feet (100 m) behind your
vehicle.
Jump Starting
If your battery has run down, you may want to use
another vehicle and some jumper cables tostart your
Chevrolet. But please follow the steps below to do it
safely.
I NOTICE:
Ignoring these steps could result
in costly damage
to your vehicle that wouldn’t
be covered by your
warranty. Tryingto start your Chevroletby
pushing or pulling it won’t work, and it
could
damage your vehicle.
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To Jump Start Your Chevrolet
1. Check the othervehicle. It must have a 12-volt
battery with a negativeground system.
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NOTICE:
If the other system isn’t a 12-volt system with a
negative ground, both vehicles
can be damaged.
NOTICE:
If you leave your radioon, it could be badly
damaged. The repairs wouldn’t be covered by
your warranty.
4. Open the hoods and locate the batteries.
2. Get the vehicles close enough so the jumper cables
can reach, but be sure the
vehicles aren’t touching
each other. If they are, itcould cause aground
connection you don’t want. You wouldn’t be able to
start your Chevrolet, and the
bad grounding could
damage the electrical systems.
You could be injuredif the vehicles roll. Set the
parking brake firmly on each vehicle. Put an
automatic transaxle in PARK (P) or amanual
transaxle inNEUTRAL (N).
3. Turn off the ignition on both vehicles. Turn off all
lamps that aren’t needed,and radios. This will avoid
sparks and help saveboth batteries. And it could
save your radio!
5. Find the positive(+) and negative (-) terminals on
each battery. Your Chevrolet has a remote positive
(+) jump startingterminal. The terminal is on the
same side of the enginecompartment as your battery.
You should always use the remote positive (+)
terminal instead of the positive(+) terminal on your
battery. To uncover the remote positive(+) terminal,
lift thered plastic cap.
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6. Check that the jumper cables don’t have loose or
missing insulation. If they do, you could get a shock.
The vehicles could bedamaged, too.
Before you connect the cables, here are some basic
things you should know. Positive (+) will go to
positive (+) and negative (-) will go to negative (-)
or ametal engine part. Don’t connect (+) to (-), or
you’ll get a short that would damage the battery and
maybe other parts, too.
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8. Don’t let the other end
touch metal. Connect it
to the positive(+)
terminal of the good
battery. Use a remote
positive (+) terminal if
the vehicle has one.
7. Connect thered positive (+) cable to the positive(+)
terminal of the vehiclewith the dead battery. Use a
remote positive(+) terminal if the vehiclehas one.
9. Now connect the black
negative (-) cable to the
good battery’s negative
(-) terminal. Don’t let
the otherend touch
anything until the next
step. The otherend of
the negative cable
doesn’t go to the dead
battery. It goes to a
heavy, unpainted, metal
part on the engineof the
vehicle with the dead
battery.
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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,
but the chance of sparks getting back to the battery is
much less.
11. Now start the vehicle with the good battery and run
the engine for awhile.
12. Try to start the vehicle with the dead battery. If it
won’t start after a few tries, it probably needs
service.
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13. Remove the cables in reverse order to prevent
electrical shorting. Take care that they don’t touch
each other or any other metal.
A. Heavy Metal Engine Part
B. Good Battery
C. Dead Battery
Towing Your Vehicle
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 illustrations may not be correct.
Before you do anything, turn on the hazard warning
flashers.
When you mil, tell the towing service:
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That your vehicle cannot be towed from the front or
rear with sling-type equipment.
That your vehicle has front-wheel drive.
The make, model, and year of your vehicle.
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Whether you can still move the shift lever.
If there was an accident, what was damaged.
Try to have a GM dealer or aprofessional towing
service tow your Chevrolet. Theusual towing
equipment is:
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.
A. Sling-type Tow Truck
B. Wheel-lift Tow Truck
C. Car Carrier
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When your vehicle is being towed, have the ignition
key off. The steering wheel should be clamped in a
straight-ahead position, with a clamping device
designed for towing service. Do not use the vehicle’s
steering column lock for this. The transaxle should be
in NEUTRAL (N) and the parking brake released.
Don’t have your vehicle towed on the front wheels,
unless you must. If the vehicle must be towed on the
front wheels, don’t go more than 55 mph (90 kmh)or
farther than 500 miles (800 km)or your transaxle will
be damaged. If these limits must be exceeded, then the
front wheels have to be supported on a dolly.
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F ront Towing Hookup
Attach T-hook chains in
front of the wheels into the
side slots of the cradleon
both sides.
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NOTICE:
Do not tow with sling-type equipmentor
fascialfog lamp damagewill occur.
Towing a vehicle over rough surfaces could
damage avehicle. Damage can occur from
vehicle to ground or vehicle to wheel-lift
equipment. To help avoid damage, install a
towing dollyand raisevehicle until adequate
clearance is obtained between the ground and/or
wheel-lift equipment.
Do not attach winch cables
or J-hooks to
suspension components when usingcar carrier
equipment. Always use T-hooksinserted in the
T-hook slots.
Use wheel-lift or car carrier equipment. Additional
ramping may be required for car carrier equipment. Use
safety chains and wheel straps.
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Attach a separate safety
chain around the outboard
end of each lower control
arm.
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Rear Towing Hookup
Attach T-hook chains into
the slots inthe bottom of
the floorpan support rails
just ahead of the rear whee 1s
on both sides.
Use wheel lift or car carrier equipment.Additional
ramping may be required for car carrier equipment. Use
safety chains and wheel straps.
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Engine Overheating
NOTICE:
Do not towwith sling-type equipment or the rear
bumper valance will be damaged.
Towing a vehicle over rough surfaces could damage
a vehicle. Damage can occurh m vehicle to
ground or vehicle to wheel-lift equipment. To help
avoid damage,install a towing dollyand raise the
vehicle until adequate clearance
is obtained
between the ground and/orwheel-lift equipment.
Do not attach winch cablesor J-hooks to
suspension components when using
car carrier
equipment. Always use T-hooksinserted in the
T-hook slots.
You will find a coolanttemperature gage and the
warning light about a hot engine onyour instrument
panel. See “Engine Coolant Temperature Gage” and
“Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light” in the
Index. You also have a low coolant light on your
instrument panel. See “Low Coolant Light” inthe Index.
If Steam Is Coming FromYour Engine
Attach a separate safety
chain around the outboard
end of each lower control
arm.
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I NOTICE:
If your enginecatches fire because you keep
driving with no coolant, your vehiclecan be
badly damaged. The costly repairs would not
be coveredby your warranty.
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
If you get the overheat warning but see orhear no
steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes
the engine can get a little too hot when you:
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Climb a long hill on a hot day.
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Stop after high speed driving.
Idle for long periods in traffic.
Tow a trailer.
If you get the overheat warning with no sign of steam,
try this for a minute or so:
1. Turn off your air conditioner.
2. Turn on your heater to fullhot at the highest fan
speed and open the window as necessary.
3. If you’re in a traffic jam, shift to NEUTRAL (N);
otherwise, shift to the highest gear while driving -OVERDRIVE (@)or DRIVE (D).
If you no longer havethe overheat warning, you can
drive. Justto be safe, drive slower for about
ten minutes.
If the warning doesn’t come back on, you can drive
normally.
If the waning continues, pull over, stop, and park your
vehicle right away.
If there’s still no sign of steam, you can idle the engine
for two or three minutes while you’re parked, to see
if the warning stops. But then, if you still have the
warning, turn off the engine and get everyone out of
the vehicle until it cools down.
You may decide not to lift the hood but to get service
help right away.
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3.1L L82 (Code M) Engine
3.4L LQ 1 (Code X) Engine
When you decide it’s safe to liftthe hood, here’s what
you’ll see:
A. Coolant Recovery Tank
B. Radiator Pressure Cap
C. Electric Engine Fans
If the coolant inside the coolant recovery tank is boiling,
don’t do anything else until it cools down.
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The coolant level should
be at or abovethe COLD mark.
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.
I NOTICE
Engine damage from running your engine
without coolant isn’t covered by your warranty.
If there seems to be no leak, with the engineon check to
see if the electric engine fan(s) are running.
If the e n g b
is overheating, both fan(s) should be running. If they
aren’t, your vehicle needs service.
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How to Add Coolant to the Coolant
Recovery Tank
If you haven’t found a problem yet, but the coolant level
isn’t at the COLD mark, add a 50/50 mixture of clean
water (preferably distilled) and a proper antifreeze at the
coolant recovery tank. (See “Engine Coolant’’ in the
Index for more information about the proper coolant
mix. j
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I NOTICE:
In cold weather, water can freeze and crack
the
Use
engine, radiator, heater core and other parts.
the recommended coolant.
When the coolant in the coolant recovery tankis at the
COLD mark, start your vehicle.
If the overheatwarning continues, there's one more
thing you can try. You can add the proper coolantmix
directly to the radiator, but be sure the cooling system is
cool before you do it.
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How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
NOTICE:
Your engine hasa specific radiatorfill procedure.
Failure to follow this procedure could causeyour
engine to overheat andbe severely damaged.
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1. You can remove the
radiator pressure cap
when the cooling
system, including the
radiator pressure cap
and upper radiator
hose, is no longer
hot. Turn the
pressure cap slowly
to the left until it first
stops. (Don't press
down while turning
the pressure cap.)
If you hear a hiss, wait for that to stop. A hiss means
there is still some pressure left.
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2. Then keep turning
the pressure cap,
but now push down
as you turn it.
Remove the
pressure cap.
3. After the engine cools, open the coolant air bleed
valve.
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3.4L
3.1L L82 (Code M) Engine
3.1LV6 (VIN Code M): There are two bleed valves.
LQl
(Code X) Engine
3.4LV6 (VIN Code X): There are two bleed valves.
They are located on the thermostat housing and heater
inlet pipe.
One is located on the thermostat housing. The other is
located on the thermostat bypass tube.
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If you see a stream of coolant coming from an air
bleed valve, close the valve. Otherwise, close the
valves after the radiator is filled.
5. Rinse or wipe any spilled coolant from the engine
and compartment.
6. Then fill the coolant recovery tank to the COLD
mask.
7. Put the cap back on the coolant recovery tank, but
leave the radiator pressure cap off.
10. Then replace the
pressure cap. At any
time during this
procedure if coolant
begins to flow out of
the filler neck,
reinstall the pressure
cap. Be sure the
arrows on the
pressure cap lineup
like this.
8. Start the engine and let it run until you can feel the
upper radiator hose getting hot.Watch out for the
engine fans.
11. Check the coolant in the recovery tank. The level in
the coolant recovery tank should be at the HOT mark
when the engine is hot or at the COLD mark when
the engine is cold.
9. By this time the coolant level inside the radiator
filler neck may be lower. If the level is lower, add
more of the proper mix through the filler neck until
the level reaches the base of the filler neck.
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If a Tire Goes Flat
Changing a Flat Tire
It’s unusual for a tireto “blow out” while you’re driving,
especially if you 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 have a “blowout,” here are a few
tips about what to expect and what to do:
If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire and wheel damage
by driving slowly to a level place. Turn on your hazard
warning flashers.
If a front tire fails, the flat tire will create a dragthat
pulls the vehicle toward that side. Take your foot off the
accelerator pedal and grip the steering wheel firmly.
Steer to maintain lane position, then gently brake to a
stop well out of the traffic lane.
A rear blowout, particularly on a curve, actsmuch like a
skid and may require the same correction you’d use in a
skid. In any rear blowout, remove your foot from the
accelerator pedal. Get the vehicle under control by
steering the way you want the vehicle 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 goes flat, thenext part shows how to use your
jacking equipment to change a flat tire safely.
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The equipment you’ll neea
is in thetrunk. Pull the
carpeting from the floor
of
the trunk. Turn the center
nut on the compact spare
cover counterclockwise to
remove it. Then liftand
remove thecover.
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Turn the wing nut
counterclockwise and
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spacer and remove the spare
tire.
The following steps will
tell you how to use the jack and
change atire.
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Turn the nut holding the jack and wrench
counterclockwise and remove it. Then remove
the jack and wrench.
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If there is a wheel cover, loosen the nutcaps with the
wheel wrench. They won't come off. Then, using the flat
end of the wheel wrench, pry along theedge of the wheel
cover until it comes off. Be carehl; the edge may be
sharp. Don't try to remove the cover with your bare hands.
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To remove a center cap, use the wrench to pry gently at
the notch. Don’t use a tool that is narrower than the
wrench to pry at this notch.
If your vehicle has wheel nut caps, remove them using
the wheel wrench.
Using the wheel wrench, loosen all the wheel nuts.
Don’t remove them yet.
Turn the jack handle clockwiseto raise the jack lift head
a few inches.
Position the jackunder the
vehicle and raise the jack
lift head until it fits firmly
into the notch in the
vehicle’s frame nearest the
flat tire.
Put the compact spare tirenear you.
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NOTICE:
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Raising your vehicle with the
jack improperly
positioned will damage the vehicle or may allow
the vehicle to falloff the jack. Be sure to fit the
jack lift head into the proper location before
raising your vehicle.
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Raise the vehicle by turning the jack handle clockwise.
Raise the vehicle far enough off the ground for the spare
tire to fit under the vehicle. Remove all wheel nuts and
take off the flat tire.
Remove any rust or dirt from the wheel bolts, mounting
surfaces and spare wheel. Place the spare on the wheel
mounting surface.
Replace the wheel nuts with
the rounded end of the nuts
toward the wheel. Tighten
each nut by hand until the
wheel is held against the
hub.
Tighten the wheel nuts
firmly in a crisscross
sequence as shown.
Lower the vehicle by turning the jack handle
counterclockwise. Lower the jack completely.
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Don’t try to put a wheel cover on your compact spare
tire. It won’t fit. Store thewheel cover in the trunk until
you have the flat tire repaired or replaced.
NOTICE:
Wheel covers won’t fit on your compact spare.If
you try to put a wheelcover on your compact
spare, you could damage the
cover or the spare.
After you’ve put the compact spare tire on your vehicle
you’ll need to store the flat tire
in your trunk. Use the
following procedure to secure the flat tire in the trunk.
Put the flat tire in the trunk so the side that faces out
when it is on the vehicle is facing down. The full-size
tire will not fit down into the well. Place it so the front is
in the well and the rear is out of the well.
Put the bolt through one of the wheel nut holes, install
the retainer over the bolt, then install the wing nut. Put
the spacer and nut next to the tire in the well. Store the
cover as farforward as possible.
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The compact spare is for temporary use only. Replace
the compact spare tire with a full-size tire as soon as you
can. See “Compact Spare” in the Index. See the storage
instructions label to replace your compact spare into
your trunk properly.
When you install the wheel cover on the full-size tire,
tighten the nut caps to 5 lb-ft (7 Nsm).
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1. Nut
2. Cover
3. Wing Nut
4. Spacer
5. Tire
6. Wrench
7 . Nut
8. Retainer
9. Jack
10. Bolt
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Compact Spare Tire
Although the compact spare was fully inflated when
your vehicle was new, it can lose air after a time.
Check
the inflation pressure regularly. It should be 60 psi
(420 Wa). After installing the compact spare on your
vehicle, you should stop assoon as possible and make
sure your spare tire is correctly inflated. The
compact
spare is made to perform well at posted speed limits for
distances up to 3,000 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 assoon as you can. Your
spare will last longerand be in good shape in case you
need it again.
NOTICE:
Don’t take your compact spare through an
automatic car wash 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.
Don’t use your compact spare on some othervehicle.
And don’t mix your compact spare orwheel with other
wheels or tires. They won’t fit. Keep your spare and its
wheel together.
NOTICE:
Tire chains won’t fit your compact spare. Using
them will damage your vehicle and destroy the
chains too. Don’t use tire chains on your compact
spare.
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If You’re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice
or
Snow
What you don’t want to dowhen your vehicle is stuck is
to spin your wheels too fast. The method known as
“rocking” can help you get out when you’re stuck, but
you must use caution.
I NOTICE:
Spinning your wheels can destroy parts
of your
vehicle as well as the tires.If you spin the wheels
too fast while shifting your transaxle back and
forth, you can destroy your transaxle.
For information about using tire chains on your vehicle,
see “Tire Chains” in the Index.
Rocking your vehicle to get it out:
First, turn your steering wheel left and right. That will
clear the area around your front wheels. Then shift back
and forth between REVERSE (R) and a forward gear,
spinning the wheels as little as possible. Release the
accelerator pedal while you shift, and press lightly on
the accelerator pedal when the transaxle is in gear. If
that doesn’t get you out after a few tries, you may need
to be towed out. If you do need to be towed out, see
“Towing Your Vehicle”in the Index.
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0Section 6
Service and Appearance Care
Here you will find informationabout the careof your
Chevrolet. This section begins with service and fuel
information, and then it shows how to check important
fluid and lubricant levels. There is also technical
information about your vehicle, and a part devoted to
its appearance care.
We hope you’ll want to keep your CM vehicle all CM.
Genuine GM parts have one olthese nm-ks:
Service
Your Chevrolet dealerknows your vehicle best and
wants you to be happy with it. We hope you’ll go to
your dealer for all your service needs. You’ll get
genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported
service people.
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Doing Your Own Service Work
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If you want to do some of your own service work, you’ll
want to get theproper Chevrolet Service Manual. It tells
you much more about how to serviceyour Chevrolet
than this manual can. To order the proper service
manual, see “Service Publications” in the Index.
Your vehicle has an air bag system. Before attempting to
do your own service work, see “Servicing Your Air
Bag-Equipped Chevrolet” in the Index.
You should keep a recordwith all partsreceipts and list
the mileage and the dateof any service work you
perform. See “Maintenance Record” in the Index.
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NOTICE:
If you try todo your own service work without
knowing enough aboutit, your vehicle could be
damaged.
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Fuel
Use regular unleaded gasoline rated at 87 octane or
higher. It should meet specifications ASTM D48 14 in
the United States and CGSB 3.5-92 in Canada. These
fuels should have the proper additives,so you should not
have to add anything to the fuel.
In the United States and Canada, it’s easy to be sureyou
get the right kind of gasoline (unleaded).You’ll see
UNLEADED right on the pump. And only unleaded
nozzles will fit into your vehicle’s filler neck.
Be sure the posted octane is at least 87. If the octane is
less than 87, you may get a heavy knocking noise when
you drive. If it’s bad enough, itcan 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 littlepinging noise when
you’re accelerating or drivingup a hill. 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.
What about gasoline with blending materials that
contain oxygen (oxygenates), such as MTBE or alcohol?
MTBE is “methyl tertiary-butyl ether.’’ Fuel that is no
more than 15% MTBE is fine for your vehicle.
Ethanol is ethyl or grain alcohol. Properly-blended fuel
that is no more than 10% ethanoZ is fine for your
vehicle.
Methanol is methyl or wood alcohol.
I NOTICE:
Fuel that is more than5% methanol is bad for
your vehicle. Don’t useit. It can corrode metal
parts in your fuel system and also damage plastic
and rubber parts. That damage wouldn’t be
5% or
covered under your warranty. And even at
less, there mustbe “cosolvents” and corrosion
preventers inthis fuel to help avoid these
problems.
Gasolines for Cleaner Air
Fuels in Foreign Countries
Your use of gasoline with deposit control additives will
help prevent deposits from forming in your engine and
fuel system. That helps keep your engine in tune and
your emission control system working properly. It’s
good for your vehicle, and you’ll be doing your part for
cleaner air.
If you plan on driving in another country outside the
U.S. or Canada, unleaded fuel may be hard to find.Do
Many gasolines are now blended with oxygenates.
General Motors recommends that you use gasolines with
these blending materials, such as MTBE and ethanol. By
doing so, you can help clean the air, especially in those
parts of the country that have high carbon monoxide
levels.
In addition, some gasoline suppliers are now producing
reformulated gasolines. These gasolines are specially
designed to reduce vehicle emissions. General Motors
recommends that you use reformulated gasoline. By
doing so, you can help clean the air, especially in those
parts of the country that have high ozone levels.
You should ask your service station operators if their
gasolines contain deposit control additives and
oxygenates, and if they have been reformulated to
reduce vehicle emissions.
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not use leaded gasoline. If you use even one tankful,
your emission controls won’t work well or at all. With
continuous use, spark plugs can get fouled, the exhaust
system can corrode, and your engine oil can deteriorate
quickly. Your vehicle’s oxygen sensor will be damaged.
All of that means costly repairs that wouldn’t be covered
by your warranty.
To check on fuel availability, ask an auto club, or
contact a major oil company that does business in the
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 Overseas Distribution Corporation
North American Export Sales (NAES)
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, Ontario LIH 8P7
Filling Your Tank
The cap is behind a hinged door on the left sideof your
vehicle.
While
refueling, hang the
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cap inside the fue:1 door.
To take off the cap, turn it slowly to the left
(counterclockwise).
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If you need a new cap, be sure to get the right
If you get
type. Your dealer can get one for you.
the wrong type, it may not or
fit have proper
venting, and your fuel tank and emissions system
might be damaged.
Be careful not to spill gasoline. Clean gasoline from
painted surfaces as soon as possible. See “Cleaning the
Outside of Your Chevrolet” in the Index.
When you put the cap back on, turn it to the right until
you hear at least three clicks.
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Checking Things Under the Hood
Hood Release
To open the hood, first pull
the handle inside the
vehicle.
Then go to the front of the
vehicle and release the
secondary hood release. Lift
the hood.
Before closing the hood, be sure all the filler caps are on
properly. Then just pull the hood down and close it firmly.
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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Radiator Pressure Cap
Engine Coolant Reservoir
Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
Coolant Bleed Valves
Electric Engine Fans
Engine OilFill Cap
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7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Engine Oil Dipstick
Automatic Transaxle Fluid Dipstick
Brake Fluid Reservoir
Air Cleaner
Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir
With the 3.4L LQ1 (Code X) engine, when you open the hood, you’ll see:
7. Coolant Bleed Valves
1. Radiator Pressure Cap
8. Automatic Transaxle Fluid Dipstick
2. Engine Coolant Reservoir
9. Brake Fluid Reservoir
3. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
10.
Air Cleaner
4. Electric Engine Fans
11. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir
5. Engine Oil Dipstick
Fill
Cap
Engine
Oil
6.
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Engine Oil
If the LOW OIL light on the
instrument panel comes on,
it means you need to check
your engine oil level right
away. For more
information, see“Low Oil
Level Light” in the Index.
3.1L L82 (Code M) Engine
You should check your engine oil level regularly; this is
an added reminder.
The engine oil dipstick handle is the yellow loop near
the front of the engine.
It’s a good idea tocheck your engine oil every time you
get fuel.In order toget an accurate reading, the oil must
be warm and the vehicle must be on level ground.
Turn off the engine and give the oil a few minutes to
drain back into the oil pan. If you don’t, the oil dipstick
might not show the actual level.
When to Add Oil
If the oil is at or below the upper mark, then you’ll need
to add some oil. 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:
3.4L LQ1 (Code X) Engine
To Check Engine Oil
Don’t add too much oil.If your engine has
so much oil that the oil level gets above the
cross-hatched area that shows the proper
operating range,your engine couldbe damaged.
Pull out the dipstick and clean it with a paper towel or
cloth, then push it back in all the way. Remove it again,
keeping the tip down, and check the level.
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What Kind of Oil to Use
Oils of the proper quality for your vehicle can be
identified by looking for the “Starburst” symbol. The
“Starburst” symbol indicates that the oil has been
certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API), and
is preferred for use in your gasoline engine.
3.1L L82 (Code M) Engine 3.4L LQ 1 (Code X) Engine
Just fillit 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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If you change your own
oil, be sure you use oil that
has the “Starburst” symbol
on the front of the oil
container. If you have your
oil changed for you, be sure
the oil put into your engine
is American Petroleum
Institute certified for
easoline engines.
You should also use the proper viscosity oil for your
vehicle, as shown in the following chart:
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RECOMMENDED SAE VISCOSITY GRADE ENGINE OILS
FOR BEST FUEL ECONOMY AND COLD STARTING, SELECT THE LOWEST
SAL VISCOSITV GRADE OIL FOR THE EXPECTED TEMPERATURE RANGE.
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As shown in the chart, SAE 5W-30 is best for your
vehicle. However, you can use SAE low-30 if it’s going
to be0 O F (- 18O C) or above.These numbers on an oil
container show its viscosity, or thickness. Do not use
other viscosity oils, such as SAE 20W-50.
Use only engine oil with the American Petroleum
Institute Certified For Gasoline Engines
“Starburst” symbol. Failure to use the proper oil
can result in engine damage not covered by your
warranty.
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GM [email protected] oil (in Canada, GM Engine Oil)
meets all the requirements for your vehicle.
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Engine Oil Additives
SAE CW-30
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COLD
WEATHER
Don’t add anything to your oil. Your Chevrolet dealer is
ready to adviseif you think something should be added.
IF NEITHER SAE 5W-30 NOR SAE 1OW-30
GRADE OILS ARE AVAILABLE, SAE 30
GRADE MAY BE USED AT TEMPERATURES
ABOVE 40 DEGREES F (4 DEGREES C).
DO NOT USE SAE 1OW-40, SAE 2OW-50 OR
ANY OTHER GRADE OIL NOT RECOMMENDED
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When to Change Engine Oil
What to Do with Used Oil
See if any one of these is true for you:
Did you know that used engine oil containscertain
elements that may be unhealthy for your skin and could
even cause cancer? Don’t let used oil stay on your skin
for very long. Clean your skin and nails with soap and
water, or agood hand cleaner. Wash or properly throw
away clothing orrags containing used engine oil.(See
the manufacturer’s warnings about the use and disposal
of oil products.)
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Most trips are less 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.
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You frequently tow a trailer or usea carrier on top of
your vehicle.
If any one of these is true for your vehicle, then you
need to change your oil and filter every 3,000 miles
(5 000 km) or 3 months -- whichever comes first.
If none of them is true, change the oil and filter every
7,500 miles (1 2 500 km) or 12 months -- whichever
comes first.
Engine Coolant Heater
An engine coolant heater can be a big help if you have
to park outside in very cold weather, 0°F (- 18OC) or
colder. If your vehicle has this option, see “Engine
Coolant Heater” in the Index.
Used oil can be a real threat to the environment. If you
change your own oil, be sure to drain all free-flowing oil
from the filter before disposal. Don’t everdispose of oil
by putting it in the trash, pouring it on the ground, into
sewers, orinto streams or bodies of 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.
Air Cleaner
Pull out the filter. Be sure to install the air filterand
install the cover tightly when you are finished.
To check or replacethe air filter, remove the four screws
and pull off the cover.
Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine when to
replace the air filter.
See “Scheduled Maintenance Services” in the Index.
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Automatic Transaxle Fluid
When to Check and Change
A good time to check your automatic transaxle fluid
level iswhen the engine oil is changed. Refer to the
Maintenance Schedule to determinewhen to change
your fluid. See“Scheduled Maintenance Services” in
the Index.
How to Check
Because this operation can be a little difficult, you may
choose to have this done atyour Chevrolet dealer
Service Department.
NOTICE:
If the air cleaner isoff, a backfire can causea
damaging engine fire. And, dirt
can easily get
into your engine, whichwiIl damage it. Always
have the air cleaner
in place when you’re driving.
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If you do it yourself, be sure to follow allthe
instructions here, or you could get a false reading on the
dipstick.
NOTICE:
Get the vehicle warmed up by driving about 15 miles
(24 km)when outside temperatures are above 50°F
(10°C). If it's colder than 50°F (lO"C), you may have
to drive longer.
Too much or too little fluid can damage your
transaxle. Too much can mean that some
of the
fluid could come out and fall on hot engine parts To check the fluidlevel
or exhaust system parts, starting
a fire. Be sure to
0 Park your vehicle on a level place.Keep the engine
get an accurate readingif you check your
running.
transaxle fluid.
0 With the parking brake applied, placethe shift lever
in PARK (P).
Wait at least 30 minutes before checking the transaxle
0 With your foot on the brake pedal, move the shift
fluid level if you have been driving:
lever through each gear range, pausing for about
0 When outside temperatures are above 90°F (32°C).
three seconds ineach range. Then, position the shift
lever in PARK (P).
0 At high speed for quite a while.
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In heavy traffic -- especially in hot weather.
While pulling a trailer.
To get the right reading, the fluid should be at normal
operating temperature,which is 180°F to 200°F (82°C
to 93 "C).
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Let the enginerun at idle for three to five minutes.
Then, without shutting off the engine, follow these
steps:
3.1L L82 (Code M) Engine 3.4L LQ1 (Code X) Engine
3.1L L82 (Code M) Engine 3.4L LQ 1 (Code X) Engine
1. The transaxle fluid dipstick handleis the red loop
near the back of the engine. Pull out the dipstick and
wipe it with a clean rag or paper towel.
2. Push it back in all the way, wait three seconds and
then pull it back out again.
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3. Check both sides of the dipstick, and read the lower
level. The fluid levelmust be in the cross-hatched
area.
4. If the fluid level is in the acceptable range, push the
dipstick back in all the way.
How to Add Fluid
Engine Coolant
Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determinewhat
kind of transaxle fluid to use. See “Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants” in the Index.
The following explainsyour cooling system and how to
add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with
engine overheating orif you need to add coolant to your
radiator, see “Engine Overheating” in the Index.
If the fluid level islow, add only enoughof the proper
fluid to bring the level intothe cross-hatched area on the
dipstick.
1. Pull out the dipstick.
2. Using a long-neck funnel, add enough fluid at the
dipstick hole to bring it to the proper level.
It doesn’t take much fluid, generally less than a pint
(OSL). Don’t overfill. We recommend you use only fluid
labeled [email protected],because fluid with that label is
made especially foryour automatic transaxle. Damage
caused by fluid otherthan [email protected] is not covered
by your new vehicle warranty.
After adding fluid, recheck the fluid level as
described under “How to Check.”
When the correct fluid level is obtained, push the
dipstick back in all the way.
The proper coolant for
your Chevrolet will:
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Give freezing protection down to -34°F (-37°C).
Give boiling protection up to 262 O F ( 128O C).
Protect against rust and corrosion.
Help keep the proper engine temperature.
Let the warning lights work as they should.
What to Use
Use a mixture of one-half clean water (preferably
distilled) and one-half antifreeze that meets “GM
Specification 1825-M,” which won’t damage aluminum
parts. You can also use a recycled coolant conforming to
GM Specification 1825-M with a complete coolant flush
and refill. Use GM Engine Coolant Supplement (sealer)
with any complete coolant flushand refill. If you use
this mixture, you don’t need to add anything else.
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Adding Coolant
I NOTICE:
If you usean improper coolantmix, your engine
could overheat and be badly damaged. The
repair cost wouldn’t be covered by your
warranty. Too much waterin the mix canfie&
and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and
other parts.
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To Check Coolant
When your engine is cold, the coolant level
should be at
the COLD mark or a little higher. When your engine is
warm, the levelshould be up to the HOT mark or alittle
higher.
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If this lightcomes on, it
means you’re low on engine
coolant.
To Add Coolant
If you need more coolant, add the proper mix at the
coolant recovery tank.
Add coolant mix at the recovery tank, but be careful not
to spill it.
If the coolantrecovery tank is completely empty, add
coolant to the radiator. (See “Engine Overheating” in the
Index.)
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Radiator Pressure Cap
Power Steering Fluid
NOTICE:
Your radiator capis a 15 psi (105 kPa)
pressure-type cap and must be tightly installed
to prevent coolantloss and possible engine
damage from overheating. Be sure the arrows on
the cap line up with
the overflow tube on the
radiator filler neck.
When you replace your radiator pressure cap, an [email protected]
cap is recommended.
Thermostat
3.1L L82 (Code M) Engine 3.4L LQ 1(Code X) Engine
Engine coolant temperature is controlled by a thermostat
in the enginecoolant system. The thermostat stops the
flow of coolant through the radiator until the coolant
reaches apreset temperature.
How To Check Power Steering Fluid
When you replace your thermostat, an [email protected]
is recommended.
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When the engine compartment is cool, unscrew the cap
and wipe the dipstick with a clean rag. Replace the cap
and completely tighten it. Then remove the cap again
and look at the fluid level on the dipstick.
When the engine
compartment is hot,
the level should be at the
H mark. When it’s cold,
the level should be at the
C mark. If the fluid is at the
ADD mark, you should add
fluid.
What to Add
Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determinewhat
kind of fluid to use. See “Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants” in the Index.
I NOTICE:
When adding power steering fluid or making
a
complete fluid change, always use the proper
fluid. Failureto use the proper fluid can cause
leaks and damage hoses and seals.
A fluid loss in this system could indicatea problem.
Have the system inspected and repaired.
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Windshield Washer Fluid
To Add
NOTICE:
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Open the cap labeled WASHER FLUID ONLY. Add
washer fluid until thetank is full.
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When usingconcentrated washer fluid,
follow the manufacturer’s instructions for
adding water.
Don’t mixwater with ready-to-use washer
fluid. Water can cause the solution to freeze
and damage your washer fluid tank and
other parts of the washer system. Also,
water doesn’t cleanas well as washer fluid.
Fill your washer fluid tank only 3/4 full
when it’s very cold. This allows for
expansion, which could
damage the tank if
it is completely full.
Don’t use radiator antifreeze in your
windshield washer.It can damage your
washer system and paint.
Brakes
Brake Master Cylinder
Your brake master cylinder ishere. It is filled with
DOT-3 brake fluid.
There are onlytwo reasons why the brake fluid levelin
your master cylinder might go down. The fiist isthat the
brake fluid goes downto an acceptable level during
normal brake liningwear. When new linings are put in,
the fluid level goes
back up. The other reasonis that
fluid is leaking out
of the brake system. If it is,you
should have your brake system fixed, since a leak
means
that sooner or lateryour brakes won’t work well, or
won’t work atall. So, it isn’ta good idea to “top off’
your brake fluid.Adding brake fluid won’t correct a
leak. If you add fluid when your linings areworn, 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.
When your brake fluid fallsto a low level, your brake
warning light will come on. See “Brake System
Warning
Light” in the Index.
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What toAdd
Brake Wear
When you do needbrake fluid, use only DOT-3 brake
fluid -- such as Delco Supreme 11’ (GM Part No.
1052535). Use new brake fluid from asealed container
only, and always clean the brake fluid reservoir cap
before removing it.
Your Chevrolet has front discbrakes and rear drum
brakes.
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Disc brake pads have built-in wear indicators that make
a high-pitched warning sound when the brake pads are
worn and new pads are needed. The sound may come
and go or be heard all thetime your vehicle is moving
(except when you are pushing on the brake pedal
firmly).
Don’t let someoneput inthe wrong kind of
fluid. 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 haveto be
replaced.
Brake fluid can damage paint, so be careful
not to spill brake fluid on your vehicle. If
you do, washit off immediately. See
“Appearance Care” in theIndex.
NOTICE:
Continuing to drive with worn-out brake pads
could result in costly
brake repair.
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Some driving conditions or climates
may cause a brake
squeal when the brakes are first applied or lightly
applied. This does not mean something is wrong with
your brakes.
Your rear drum brakes don’t have wear indicators, but if
you ever hear arear 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 brakes replaced, have the rear brakes inspected,
too
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Brake linings should always be replaced as complete
axle sets.
Brake Pedal Travel
See your dealer if the brake pedal does not return to
normal height, or if there is arapid increase in pedal
travel. This couldbe a sign of brake trouble.
Brake Adjustment
Every time you make a moderate brake stop, your disc
brakes adjust forwear. If you rarely make a moderate or
heavier stop, then your brakes might not adjust correctly.
If you drive in that way, then -- very carefully -- make a
few moderate brake stops about every1,000 miles
( 1 600 km), so your brakes will adjust properly.
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.
Vehicles we design and test have top-quality GM brake
parts in them, as your Chevrolet doeswhen it is new.
When you replace parts of your braking system -- for
example, when your brake linings wear down and you
have to have new ones put in -- be sure you get new
genuine GM replacement parts. If you don’t, your
brakes may no longer work properly. For example, if
someone puts in brake linings that are wrong for your
vehicle, the balance between your front and rear brakes
can change -- for the worse. The braking performance
you’ve come to expect can change in many other ways if
someone puts in the wrong replacement brake parts.
Battery
Every new Chevrolet has a Delco [email protected]
You never have to add water to one of these. When
it’s time for a new battery, we recommend a Delco
[email protected] battery. Get one that has the replacement
number shown on the original battery’s label.
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Vehicle Storage
Halogen Bulbs
If you’re not going to drive your vehicle for 25 days or
more, take off the black, negative (-) cable from the
battery. This will help keep your battery from running
down.
bulb you should use.
Contact your dealer to learn how to prepare your vehicle
for longerstorage periods.
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3. Remove the electrical connector from the bulb by
raising the lock tab and pulling the connector away
from the bulb’s base.
Headlamps
1. Open the hood.
2. Press and turn the base a quarter-turn
(counterclockwise for the driver’s side; clockwise
for the passenger’s side) and remove it fromthe
retaining ringby gently pulling itback and away
from the headlamp.
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4. Install the electrical connector tothe bulb.
5. Install the new bulb by inserting the smallest tabon
the bulb base into the matching notch in the retaining
ring. Turn the bulb a quarter-turn clockwise until it
stops.
6. Close the hood.
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Front Park and TurnSignal Lamp
2. Open the flap by lifting the snap screw.
1. Open the hood. There is one flap on each side of the
radiator.
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3. Position the radiatorair side baffle asideand remove
the two nuts.
4. Slide the headlamp assembly outboard and gently
pull the insideof the assembly away from the
vehicle.
5. Push the tab on the bulb socket and turn it
counterclockwise. Pull thesocket out of the
assembly.
6. Remove the bulb from thesocket by pulling it out.
Do not twist the bulb.
7. Push in the new bulb.
8. Reverse Steps 1-4 to replace the assembly.
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Front and Rear Sidemarker Lamps
2. Pull the sidemarker lens away from the body.
3. Turn the socket counterclockwise until it stops. Then
pull the socket and bulb from the assembly.
4. Pull the bulb out of the socket. Do not twist the bulb.
5. Plug the new bulb in the socket.
6. Replace the bulb and socket.
7. Replace the assembly in the vehicle. Replace the
screw.
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp
(Shelf-Mounted)
To reach the center high-mounted stoplamp, you must
go through the trunk.
2. Turn the socket counterclockwiseuntil it stops
and pull the bulb and socket outof the center
high-mounted stoplight assembly.
3. Push in the bulb, turn it counterclockwise and pull it
out of the socket.
4. Push the new bulb into the socket and turn it
clockwise.
5. Replace the bulb and socket in the assembly.
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp
(Spoiler-Mounted)
1. Remove the two screws from the stoplamp assembly.
2. Pull the assembly forward out of the spoiler.
3. Remove the three screws from the back of the
stoplamp assembly.
4. Pull the lamp strip out of the stoplamp assembly.
1. Open the trunk lid. Locate the stoplamp behind the
rear seats,in front of the trunk hinges.
5. Remove the bulb.
6. Install the new bulb and reverse Steps 1-4.
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Tail/Stop/Thm Signal Lamp
1. Open the trunk. Remove theconvenience net if you
have one. Unhook the net from theupper wing nut.
2. Remove the upper
(convenience net) wing
nut, if equipped.
3. Pull the carpet away
from the rear of the
vehicle.
4. Unscrew the two remaining wing nuts.
5 . Pull the assembly from the body carefully.
6. To remove a socket,press the tab,turn the socket
counterclockwise and pull it out.
7. Pull the bulbout. Do not twist it.
8. Push the new bulb into the socket.
9. Replace the socket in the assembly.
10. Tighten the socket (both kinds) by turning
it clockwise.
11. Install theassembly and the two lower wing nuts.
12. Replace the carpeting.
13. Replace the upper (convenience net) wing nut, if
equipped.
14. Replace the convenience net, if equipped.
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Back-up Lamp
1. Open the trunk. The back-up lamp bulbs are in the
rear of the trunk lid.
2. Press the tab on the
socket, turn the socket
counterclockwise and
pull it out.
Windshield Wiper Blade
Replacement
1. Pull the windshield wiper arm away from the
windshield.
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3. To remove the bulb, pull it out of the socket. Do not
twist the bulb.
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4. Push the new bulb into the socket.
5 . Reverse Steps 1-3 to replace the socket.
2. Lift the release clip with a screwdriver and pull the
blade off the wiper arm.
3. Push the new wiper blade securely onto the wiper
arm.
Tires
We don’t make tires. Your new vehicle comes with
high-quality tires made by a leading tire manufacturer.
These tires are warranted by the tire manufacturers, and
their warranties are delivered with every new Chevrolet.
If your spare tire is a different brand than your road
tires, you will have a tire warranty folder from each of
these manufacturers.
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Inflation - Tire Pressure
When to Check
The Tire-Loading Information labelwhich is on the
inside of the trunk lid shows the correct inflation
pressures foryour tires, when they’re cold. “Cold”
means your vehicle has been sitting for at least
three
hours or driven no more than a mile.
Check your tires once amonth or more.
NOTICE:
Don’t let anyone tellyou that underinflation or
overinflation is all right. It’s not. If your tires don’t
have enoughair (underinflation) you can get:
Too much flexing
Too much heat
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Bad wear
Bad handling
Bad fuel economy.
If your tires have too much air (overinflation),
you can get:
Unusual wear
Bad handling
Rough ride
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Don’t forget your compact spare tire. It should be at
60 psi (420 kPa).
How to Check
Use a good quality pocket-type gage to check tire
pressure. Simply looking at the tireswill not tell you the
pressure, especially if you have radial tires-- which
may look properly inflated even if they’re underinflated.
If your tires have valve caps, be sure to put them back
on. They help prevent leaks by keeping out dirtand
moisture.
Tire Inspection and Rotation
Tires should be inspected every 6,000 to 8,000 miles
(10 000 to 13 000 km)for any signs of unusual wear. If
unusual wear is present, rotateyour tires as soon as
possible and check wheel alignment. Also check for
damaged tires orwheels. See “When It’s Time for New
Tires” and “Wheel Replacement” later in this section for
more information.
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The purpose of regular rotation is to achieve more
uniform wear for alltires on the vehicle. The first
rotation is the most important. See “Scheduled
Maintenance Services” in the Index for scheduled
rotation intervals.
When rotating your tires, always use the correctrotation
pattern shown here.
Don’t include the compact spare tirein your tire
rotation.
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After the tires have been rotated, adjust the frontand
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.
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.
You need a new tire if:
You can see the indicators at three or more places
around the tire.
You can see cord or fabric showing through the tire’s
rubber.
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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 orlocation
of the damage.
Buying New Tires
To find out what kind and size of tires you need, look at
the Tire-Loading Information label.
The tires installed on your vehicle when it was new a
Tire Performance Criteria Specification (TPC Spec)
number on each tire’s sidewall. When you get new tires,
get ones with that same TPC 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, the TPC number will be followed by an “MS”
(for mud and snow).
The tread or sidewall is cracked, cut orsnagged deep
enough to show cord or fabric.
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If you ever replace your tires with those not having a
TPC Spec number, make sure they are the same size,
load range, speed rating and construction type (bias,
bias-belted or radial) as your original tires.
Treadwear
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on
the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For
example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and a half
(1 1/2) times as well on the government course as a tire
graded 100. The relative performance of tires depends
upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and
may depart significantly from the norm due to variations
in driving habits, service practices and differences in
road characteristics and climate.
Traction - A, B,C
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
The following information relates tothe system
developed by the United States National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration which grades tires by
treadwear, traction and temperature performance.
(This applies only to vehicles sold in the United States.)
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The traction grades, from highest to lowest are: A, B,
and C. They represent the tire’s ability to stop on wet
pavement as measured under controlled conditions on
specified government test surfaces of asphalt and
concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction
performance.
Warning: The traction grade assigned to this tire is based
on braking (straight-ahead) traction tests and does not
include cornering (turning) traction.
Temperature - A, B, C
The temperature grades areA (the highest), B, and C,
representing thetire’s resistance tothe generation of
heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under
controlled conditionson a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerateand reduce tire life,and
excessive temperature canlead to sudden tire failure.
The gradeC corresponds to a level of performance
which all passenger car tiresmust meet under the
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety StandardNo. 109. Grades
B and A represent higher levels of performance on the
laboratory testwheel than the minimum required by law.
Warning: The temperature grade forthis tire is
established fora tire that is properly inflated and not
overloaded. Excessive speed,underinflation, or
excessive loading, eitherseparately or in combination,
can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure.
While the tires available asstandard or optional
equipment on General Motors vehicles may vary with
respect to these grades,all such tires meet General
Motors performance standards and have been approved
for use on General Motors vehicles. All passenger type
(P Metric) tires must conform to Federal safety
requirements in addition to these grades.
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
The wheels on your vehicle were aligned and balanced
carefully at the factoryto give you the longest tire life
and best overall performance.
In most cases, you will not need to have your wheels
aligned again. However, if you notice unusual tire wear
or your vehicle pulling one way or the other, the
alignment may need to be reset. If you notice your
vehicle vibrating when driving on a smooth road, your
wheels may need to be rebalanced.
These grades aremolded on the sidewallsof passenger
car tires.
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Wheel Replacement
Replace any wheel that is bent, cracked, orbadly rusted
or corroded.If wheel nuts keep coming loose, the wheel,
wheel bolts, and wheel nuts should be replaced. If the
wheel leaks air, replace it (except some aluminum
wheels, which can sometimes be repaired). See your
Chevrolet dealer if any of these conditions exist.
Your dealer will know the kind of wheel you need.
Each new wheel should have the same load carrying
capacity, diameter, width, offset, and be mounted the
same way as the one it replaces.
If you need to replace any of your wheels, wheel bolts,
or wheel nuts, replace them only with new GM original
equipment parts. This way, you will be sure to have the
right wheel, wheel bolts, and wheel nuts for your
Chevrolet model.
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NOTICE:
The wrong wheel can
also cause problems with
bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer/odometer
calibration, headlampa
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ground clearance,and tire or tire chain clearance
to the body and chassis.
Used Replacement Wheels
Tire Chains
NOTICE:
If your Chevrolet has P215/60R16 or P225/60R16
size tires, don’t use tire chains; they can damage
your vehicle.
If you have other tires, usetire chains only where
legal and only whenyou must. Useonly SAE
Class “S” type chains that arethe proper size for
your tires. Install them on the fronttires and
tighten them as tightly as possible with the ends
securely fastened. Drive slowly
and follow the
chain manufacturer’s instructions. If you can
hear thechains contacting your vehicle, stop and
retighten them. Ifthe contact continues, slow
down until it stops. Driving toofast or spinning
the wheels with chains on willdamage your
vehicle.
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Appearance Care
Remember, cleaning products can be hazardous. Some
are toxic. Others can burst into flame if you strike a
match or getthem on a hot part of the vehicle. Some are
dangerous if you breathe their fumes in a closed space.
When you use anything from 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
Benzene
Naphtha
Carbon Tetrachloride
Acetone
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Don’t use any of these unless this manual says you can.
In many uses, these will damage your vehicle:
Alcohol
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Laundry Soap
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Bleach
Reducing Agents
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 GM cleaners, a
solvent-type spot lifter and a foam-type powdered
cleaner. They will clean normal spots and stains very
well. Do not use them on vinyl or leather.
Here are some cleaning tips:
Paint Thinner
Turpentine
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Lacquer Thinner
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Nail Polish Remover
They can all be hazardous -- some more than
others -- and they can all damage your vehicle, too.
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Always read the instructions on the cleaner label.
Clean up stains as soon as you can -- before they set.
Use a clean cloth or sponge, and change to a clean area
often. A soft brush may be used if stains are stubborn.
Use solvent-type cleaners in a well-ventilated area
only. If you use them, don’t saturate the stained area.
If a ring forms after spot cleaning, clean the entire
area immediately or it will set.
Using Foam-Type Cleaner on Fabric
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Vacuum and brush the area to remove any loose dirt.
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Always clean a whole trim panel or section.Mask
surrounding trim along stitch or welt lines.
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Mix Multi-Purpose Powdered Cleaner following the
directions on the container label.
Using Solvent-Type Cleaner on Fabric
First, see if you have to use solvent-type cleanerat all.
Some spotsand stains will clean off better with just
water and mild soap.
If you need to use a solvent:
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Gently scrape excess soil from the trim material
with a clean, dull knife or
scraper. Use very little
cleaner, light pressureand clean cloths(preferably
cheesecloth). Cleaning should start at the outside
of the stain, “feathering”toward the center. Keep
changing to a clean section of the cloth.
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When you clean a stain from fabric, immediately dry
the area with a blow dryer tohelp prevent a cleaning
ring. (See the previous NOTICE.)
Use suds only and apply with a clean sponge.
Don’t saturate the material.
Don’t rub itroughly.
As soon as you’ve cleaned the section, use a sponge
to remove the suds.
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Rinse the section with a clean, wet sponge.
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Wipe off what’s left with a slightly damppaper towel
or cloth.
a Then dry it immediately witha blow dryeror aheat lamp.
Fabric Protection
Your Chevrolet hasupholstery and carpet that has been
treated with Scotchgard” Fabric Protector, a 3M
product. Scotchgard protects fabrics by repelling oil
and water, which are the carriers of most stains. Even
with this protection, you still need to clean your
upholstery and carpet often to keep it looking new.
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NOTICE:
Be careful. A blow dryer or a heat lamp may
scorch the fabric.
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Further information on cleaning is availableby calling
1-800-433-3296 (in Minnesota, 1-800-642-6167).
Wipe with a clean cloth.
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If an odor lingers after cleaning vomit or urine,
treat the area with a waterhaking soda solution:
1 teaspoon (5 ml) of baking soda to 1 cup (250 ml)
of lukewarm water.
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, tarand asphalt can
be removed as follows:
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Carefully scrape off excess stain.
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Follow the solvent-type instructions described
earlier.
Shoe polish, wax crayon, tar and asphalt will stain if
left on a vehicle seat fabric.They should be removed
as soon as possible. Be careful,because the cleaner
will dissolve them and may cause them to spread.
Non-Greasy Stains
Stains caused by catsup, coffee(black), egg, fruit, fruit
juice, milk, soft drinks, wine, vomit, urine and blood can
be removed as follows:
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Carefully scrape off excess stain, then sponge the
soiled area with cool water.
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If a stain remains, follow the foam-type instructions
described earlier.
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If needed, clean lightly with solvent-type cleaner.
Combination Stains
Stains caused by candy, ice cream,mayonnaise, chili
sauce and unknown stains can be removed as follows:
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Carefully scrape off excess stain, then clean with
cool water and allow to dry.
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If a stain remains, clean it with solvent-type cleaner.
Cleaning Vinyl
Use warm water and a cleancloth.
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Rub with a clean, damp cloth to remove dirt. You
may have to do it 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
a solvent-type vinyl cleaner.
Cleaning Leather
Care of Safety Belts
Use a soft clothwith lukewarm water and a mild soap or
saddle soap.
Keep belts clean and dry.
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For stubborn stains, usea mild solution of 10%
isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol)and 90% water.
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Never use oils, varnishes, solvent-basedor abrasive
cleaners, furniturepolish or shoe polishon leather.
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Soiled leather should be cleaned immediately. If dirt
is allowed to work into finish, itcan harm the
leather.
Cleaning theTop of the Instrument Panel
Use only mild soap and water to clean the top surfaces
of the instrument panel. Sprays containing silicones or
waxes may cause annoying reflections inthe windshield
and even make it difficult to see throughthe windshield
under certain conditions.
Glass
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.
Don’t use abrasive cleanerson glass, because they may
cause scratches.Avoid placing decalson the inside rear
window, since they may have tobe scraped off later. If
abrasive cleanersare used on the inside of the rear
window, an electric defogger element may be damaged.
Any temporary license shouldnot be attached across the
defogger grid.
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Cleaning the Outsideof the
Windshield and Wiper Blades
Cleaning the Outsideof Your
Chevrolet
If the windshield is not clear afterusing the windshield
washer, or if the wiper blade chatters when running, wax
or other material may be on the blade or windshield.
The paint finish on your vehicle provides beauty, depth
of color, gloss retention and durability.
Clean the outside of the windshield with GM
Windshield Cleaner, Bon-Ami [email protected] (GM Part
No. 1050011). The windshield is clean if beads do
not form when you rinse it with water.
Clean the blade by wiping vigorously with a cloth
soaked in full strength windshield washer solvent. Then
rinse the blade with water.
Wiper blades should be checked on a regular basis and
replaced when worn.
Weatherstrips
Silicone greaseon 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” in the Index.)
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Washing Your Vehicle
The best way to preserve your vehicle’s finish is to keep
it clean by washing it often with lukewarm or cold
water.
Don’t wash your vehicle in the direct rays of the sun.
Don’t use strong soaps orchemical detergents. Use
liquid hand, dish or carwashing (mild detergent) soaps.
Don’t use cleaning agents that are petroleum based, or
that contain acid or abrasives. All cleaning agents
should be flushed promptly and not allowed to dry on
the surface, or they could stain. Dry the finish with a
soft, clean chamois or a 100% cotton towel to avoid
surface scratches and water spotting.
High pressure car washes may cause water to enter your
vehicle.
Finish Care
Occasional waxing or mild polishing of your Chevrolet
by hand may be necessary to remove residue from the
paint finish. You can get GM approved cleaning
products from your dealer. (See “Appearance Care
and Materials” in the Index.)
Your Chevrolet has a “basecoat/clearcoat” paint finish.
The clearcoat givesmore depth and gloss to the colored
basecoat. Always use waxes and polishes that are
non-abrasive and made for a basecoat/clearcoat paint
finish.
Exterior painted surfaces aresubject to aging, weather
and chemical fallout that can take their toll over a period
of years. You can help tokeep the paint finish looking
new by keeping your Chevrolet garaged or covered
whenever possible.
Aluminum Wheels (If So Equipped)
Your aluminum wheels have a protective coating similar
to the painted surface of your vehicle. Don’t use strong
soaps, chemicals,chrome polish, abrasive cleaners or
abrasive cleaningbrushes on them because you could
damage this coating. After rinsing thoroughly, a wax
may be applied.
NOTICE:
Machine compounding or aggressive polishingon
a basecoat/clearcoat paintfinish may dull the
finish or leave swirl marks.
Foreign materials such as calcium chloride and other
salts, ice melting agents, road oil and tar, tree sap, bird
droppings, chemicals from industrialchimneys, etc. can
damage your vehicle’s finish if they remain on painted
surfaces. Wash the vehicle as soon as possible. If
necessary, use non-abrasive cleaners that are marked
safe forpainted surfaces to remove foreign matter.
NOTICE:
If you have aluminum wheels, don’t use an
automatic car wash that
has hard silicon carbide
cleaning brushes. These brushes can take the
protective coating off your aluminum wheels.
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Tires
Underbody Maintenance
To clean your tires, use a stiff brush with a tire cleaner.
Chemicals used for iceand snow removal and dust
control can collect on the underbody. If these arenot
removed, accelerated corrosion (rust) can occur on the
underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan, and
exhaust system even though they have corrosion
protection.
When applying a tire dressingalways take care to wipe
off any overspray or splash from painted surfaces.
Petroleum-based products may damage the paint finish.
Sheet Metal Damage
If your vehicle is 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.
Finish Damage
Any stone chips, fractures ordeep scratches in the finish
should be repaired right away. Bare metal will corrode
quickly and may develop into amajor repair expense.
Minor chips and scratches can be repaired with touch-up
materials available from your dealer or other service
outlets. Larger areas of finish damage can be corrected
in your dealer’s body and paint shop.
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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 vehicle washing system
can do this for you.
Chemical Paint Spotting
Fiberglass Springs
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NOTICE:
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Don’t use corrosiveor acidic cleaning agents,
engine degreasers, aluminum cleaningagents or
other harsh solvents toclean fiberglass springs;
they’ll damage the springs.
Some weather and atmospheric conditionscan create
a chemical fallout. Airborne pollutants can fall upon
and attack painted surfaces on your vehicle. This
damage can take two forms: blotchy, ringlet-shaped
discolorations, and small irregulardark spots etched
into the paint surface.
Although no defect in the paint job causes this,
Chevrolet will repair, at no charge to the owner, the
surfaces of new vehicles damaged by this fallout
condition within 12 months or 12,000 miles (20 000 km)
of purchase, whichever comes first.
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Appearance Care and Maintenance Materials
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USAGE
Weatherstrips, Stops squeaks
* Not recommended for pigskin suede leather.
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Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Service Parts Identification Label
You’ll find this label on your spare tire cover. It’s very
helpful if you ever need to order parts. On this label is:
your VIN,
SAMPLE4UXSM072675
r
-
ENGINE
CODE
/
-\
19’95
MODEL YEAR
I
ASSEMBLY
PLANT
This is the legal identifier foryour Chevrolet. It appears
on a plate in the front cornerof the instrument panel,on
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 Service Parts
labels and the certificates of title and registration.
Engine Identification
The eighth character in your VIN is the engine code.
This code will help you identify your engine,
specifications, and replacement parts.
the model designation,
paint information, and
a list of all production options and special equipment.
Be sure that this label is not removed from the vehicle.
Add-on Electrical Equipment
NOTICE:
Don’t add anything electricalto your Chevrolet
unless you check with your dealer first. Some
electrical equipment can damageyour 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.
Your vehicle has an air bag system. Before attempting to
add anything electricalto your Chevrolet, see“Servicing
Your Air Bag-Equipped Chevrolet” in the Index.
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Fuses and Circuit Breakers
The wiring circuits in your vehicle are protected from
short circuits by a combination of fuses, circuit breakers,
and fusible thermal links in the wiring itself. This
greatly reduces the chance of fires caused by electrical
problems.
-
Instrument Panel FuseBlock
C
B
D
E
Some fuses arein a fuse
block on the passenger side
of the instrument panel. Pull
I FUSES to expose the fuses.
O 3 2 0
0
n o36 0
n o 0
3 3 0 35
3 4
o n 043 0
45 44 0 0
3 7 ~ 3 8 ~ 3 9 ~ 4 0
0411[420
0 0 0
Additional fuses arein the underhood electrical centers
on the right and left sides of the engine compartment.
Look at the silver-colored band inside the fuse. If the
band is broken or melted, replace the fuse.Be sure you
replace abad fuse with anew one of the identical size
and rating,
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5
Circuit
Description
Breaker
Power Windows
C
D
Power Seats
i
Fuse
1
5
10
11
12
14
15
16
19
21
Rating
Description
CIGAR LIGHTER -- Instrument Panel and
Console Cigar Lighters
HAZARD FLASHER
I/P ELECTRONICS BATTERY FEED -- Chime
Module, Electronic Brake Control Module
(EBCM), Theft Deterrent Module, Radio
AIR BAG #2 -- Sensing and Diagnostic Module
(SDM), Starter Relay
ANTI-THEFT -- Theft Deterrent Module
HVAC BLOWER MOTOR -- Blower Motor
Relay
HVAC #1 -- Air Temperature Valve Motor,
Daytime Running Lamps Module (with DRL),
HVAC Control Assembly, Multifunction Lever
Cruise Control Switch
REAR DEFOG -- W A C Control Assembly
Rear Window Defogger Switch
POWER ACCESSORY #I -- Door Lock
Switches
AIR BAG #1 -- Sensing and Diagnostic Module
(SDM)
Fuse
23
24
28
29
30
32
33
38
39
Rating
Description
STOPLAMPS -- TCC/Brake Switch
HVAC #2 -- HVAC Control Assembly, Solenoid
Box
CTSY LAMPS -- Vanity Mirrors, Defogger
Relay, UP Compartment Lamp, Trunk Courtesy
Lamp, Header Courtesy and Reading Lamp,
I/S Lighted Rearview Mirror, Dome Lamp
WIPER -- Wiper Switch
TURN SIGNAL -- Turn Signal Flasher
POWER LOCKS -- Door Lock Relay, Keyless
Entry Receiver
ABS -- Electronic Brake Control Module
(EBCM), ABS Relay
RADIO -- Radio
I€/' ELECTRONICS IGNITION FEED -Headlamp Switch, Cruise Control Cut-Out
Switch, Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM),
TCC/Brake Switch, Instrument Cluster, Chime
Module, Keyless Entry Receiver, Daytime
Running Lamps Module (with DRL)
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Underhood Electrical Center-- Passenger
Side
I,
Fuse
WCMPT REL
1
on0
I
ECM BAT
Powertrain Control Module
(PCM), Fuel Pump/Oil Pressure
Switch, Fuel PumpRelay, Fan
Cont #1 Relay
TCC
Automatic Transaxle, Transaxle
Range Switch (VIN M only)
ENG EMIS
Generator, Digital Exhaust
Recirculation (DEGR) Valve,
Evaporative Emissions (EVAP)
Canister Purge Valve Solenoid,
Heated Oxygen Sensor, Fan Cont
#2 Relay, A/C CMPR Relay
(VIN M only)
CRUISE
Cruise ControlModule, A/C
CMPR Relay (VIN X only)
F/INJN
Fuel Injectors,High Resolution
24X Crankshaft Position Sensor,
Camshaft Position Sensor
R/CMPT REL ECM BAT
0
0
0
TCC
ENG EMIS
CRUISE
on0
F/INJN
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ECM
IGN
Description
Remote Trunk Release
ELEK IGN
Fuse
Description
Relay
Description
ECM IGN
Powertrain Control Module
(PCM), Mass Air Flow (MAF)
Sensor (VIN X only)
14
FUEL PUMP
15
A/C CMPR
16
FAN CONT #2 -- Secondary
Cooling Fan (Passenger Side)
17
FAN CONT # 1 -- Primary
Cooling Fan (Driver Side)
18
Not Used
ELEK IGN
Electronic Ignition (EI) Control
Module
10
UP Fuse Block
11
FAN CONT #1 Relay
12
Passenger Side Underhood
Electrical Center and I/P Fuse
Blocks: Fuses 5 , 14,23 and 32
13
FAN CONT #2 Relay and I/P Fuse
Block: Fuse 16, Power Seat
Circuit Breaker “D”
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Underhood Electrical Center-- Driver Side
Fuse
Description
10
IGN SW2 -- I/P Fuse Block: PWR
WDO and Circuit Breaker “D”;
Passenger Side Underhood
Electrical Center: TCCand ENG
EMIS Fuses
11
IGN SWl -- I/P Fuse Block:
Radio, Wiper, HVAC, ABSand
Turn Signal Fuses;Passenger Side
Underhood Electrical Center:
F/IJN, ECM IGN and ELEK IGN
Fuses
12
HD LPS -- Circuit Breaker to
Headlamp Switch
13
ABS
ODD
0
0
0
FOG LPS PARKLPS
HORN
uno
VAR
PIS
-- ABS Relay
Fuse
Description
FOG LPS
Fog Lamps
Relay
Description
PARK LPS
Headlamp Switch
14
ABS -- Anti-lock Brake System
HORN
Horn Relay, Underhood Lamp
15
FOG LPS
VAR P/S
EVO Steering
16
HORN
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Headlamp Wiring
Power Windows and Other Power Options
The headlamp wiring is protected by a circuit breakerin
the underhood electrical center. An electrical overload
will cause the lamps to go on and off, or in some cases
to remain off. If this happens, have your headlamp
system checked right away.
Circuit breakers in the fuse panel protect the power
windows and other power accessories. When the current
load is too heavy, the circuitbreaker opens and closes,
protecting the circuit until the problem is fixed.
Windshield Wipers
The windshield wiper motor is protected by a circuit
breaker and a fuse. If the motor overheats due to heavy
snow, etc., thewiper will stop until the motor cools. If
the overload is caused by some electrical problem,have
it fixed.
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mber Bulb
Replacement Bulbs
LampsExterior
Back-up .................................
3057
Center High-Mounted Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 891T2
Front Parking/Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3057NA
Headlamp. High Beam .....................
9005
Headlamp. Low Beam ......................
9006
License Plate .....................
194 or 24 (234)
Sidemarker. Front ..........................
194
Sidemarker. Rear ...........................
194
Stop/Tail/Turn Signal ......................
3057
Interior Lamps
Bulb Number
Ashtray ..................................
194
Center Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 or 194
Console Shift Indicator .......................
73
561
Dome ....................................
Door Lock Switch ...........................
73
Glove Box ................................
194
Heater and Air Conditioning Control . . . . T-1.75, T-1.5
High-Beam Indicator .......................
161
Luggage Compartment ......................
920
Inside Rearview Mirror Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
73
Side Window Switch .........................
Capacities and Specifications
Automatic Transaxle
Pan Removal and Replacement . . . . . 7 quarts (6.7 L)
After Complete Overhaul . . . . . . . . . 10 quarts (9.5 L)
When drainingheplacing converter; nzore.fZuid may be
needed.
Cooling System Including Reservoir
3.1L (Code M) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.6 quarts (10.94 L)
3.4L (Code X) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.3 quarts (11.65 L)
Refrigerant (R-l34a), Air Conditioning*
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.0 pounds (0.9 1 kg)
Engine Specifications
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compression Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Firing Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Thermostat Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Valve Arrangement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Crankcase
Oil and Filter Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 quarts (4.7 L)
Fuel Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.1 gallons (64.7 L)
*See “Air Conditioning Refrigerants” later in this
section.
3.1L (Code M)
V6
191 CID (3.1L)
9.6: 1
1-2-3-4-5-6
195°F (91°C)
In-Head
3.4L (Code X)
V6
207 CID (3.4L)
9.25: 1
1-2-3-4-5-6
195°F (91 “C)
In-Head
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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. For
additional information, see your “Warranty and
Owner Assistance Information” booklet.
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NOTES
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NOTES
0Section 7
Maintenance Schedule
Introduction
IMPORTANT:
Your Vehicle and the Environment
KEEP ENGINE OILr
AT THE PROPER
LEVEL AND CHANGE A:
RECOMMENDED
This section covers the maintenance required for your
Chevrolet. Your vehicle needs these services to retain its
safety, dependability and emission controlperformance.
E,1
protection
Plan
Proper vehicle maintenance not only helps to keep your
vehicle in good working condition, but also helps the
environment. All recommended maintenance procedures
are important. Improper vehicle maintenance or the
removal of important components can significantly
affect the quality of the air we breathe. Improper fluid
levels or even the wrong tire inflation can increase the
level of emissions from your vehicle. To help protect our
environment, and to help keep your vehicle in good
condition, please maintain your vehicle properly.
1
Huve you purchased the GM Protection Plan? The Plan
supplements your new vehicle warranties. See your
Chevrolet dealerfor details.
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How This Sectionis Organized
The remainder of this section is divided into five parts:
“Part A: Scheduled MaintenanceServices” shows
what to have done and how often. Someof these
services can be complex, so unless you are technically
qualified and have the necessary equipment, you should
let your dealer’s service department or another qualified
service center do these jobs.
“Part B: Owner Checks andServices” tells you what
should be checked whenever you stop for fuel. It also
explains what you can easily do tohelp keep your
vehicle in good condition.
“Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections”explains
important inspections that your Chevrolet dealer’s
service department or anotherqualified service center
should perform.
“Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants”lists
some products GM recommends to help keep your
vehicle properly maintained. These products, or their
equivalents, should be used whether you do the work
yourself or have it done.
“Part E: Maintenance Record’’provides a place for
you to record the maintenance performed on your
vehicle. Whenever any maintenance is performed, be
sure towrite it down in this part. This will help you
determine when your next maintenance should be done.
In addition, itis a good idea tokeep your maintenance
receipts. They may be needed to qualify your vehicle for
warranty repairs.
If you are skilled enough to do some work on your
vehicle, you will probably want to get the service
information GM publishes. You will find a list of
publications and how to get them in this manual. See
“Service Publications” in the Index.
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Part A: Scheduled Maintenance
Services
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
We at General Motors want to help you keep your
vehicle in good working condition. But we don’t know
exactly how you’ll drive it. You may drive very short
distances only a few times a week. Or you may drive
long distances allthe time in very hot, dusty weather.
You may use your vehicle in making deliveries. Or you
may drive it to work, to do errands or in many other
ways.
Because of all the different ways people use their GM
vehicles, maintenance needs vary. You may even need
more frequent checks and replacements than you’ll find
in the schedules in this section. So please read this
section and note how you drive. If you have any
questions on how to keep your vehicle in good
condition, seeyour Chevrolet dealer.
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 and all necessary repairs
done before you or anyone else drivesthe vehicle.
These schedulesare for vehicles that:
carry passengers and cargo within recommended
limits. You will find these limits on your vehicle’s
Tire-Loading Information label. See“Loading Your
Vehicle” in the Index.
are driven on reasonable road surfaces within legal
driving limits.
use the recommended unleaded fuel. See “Fuel” in
the Index.
Selecting the Right Schedule
First you’ll need to decide which of the two schedules is
right for your vehicle. Here’s how to decide which
schedule to follow:
This part tells you the maintenance services you should
have done and when you should schedule them.If you
go to your dealer foryour service needs,you’ll know
that GM-trained and supported service people will
perform the work using genuine GM parts.
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Maintenance Schedule
Schedule I Definition
Follow Maintenance Schedule I if any one of these is
true for your vehicle:
Most trips are less than 5 to 10 miles (8 to 16 km).
This is particularly important when outside
temperatures are below freezing.
0
Most trips include extensive idling (such as frequent
driving in stop-and-go traffic).
Most trips are through dusty areas.
0
You frequently tow a trailer or use a carrier on top of
your vehicle.
Schedule I should also be followed if the vehicle is used
for delivery service, police, taxi, or othercommercial
application.
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Schedule I Intervals
Every 3,000 Miles (5 000 km) or 3 Months
Engine Oil and Filter Change
Every 6,000 Miles (10 000 km) or 6 months
Chassis Lubrication
At 6,000 Miles (10 000 km) - Then Every
12,000 Miles (25000 km)
Tire Rotation
Every 15,000 Miles (25000 km)
Air Cleaner Filter Inspection,
if dnving in dusty conditions
Every 30,000 Miles (50 000 km)
Air Cleaner Filter Replacement
Spark Plug Replacement
Spark Plug Wire Inspection
Fuel Tank, Cap and Lines Inspection
Engine Accessory Drive Belt Inspection (or every
24 months)
Cooling System Service (or every 24 months)
Every 50,000 Miles (83 000 km)
Automatic Transaxle Service (severe conditions)
At 60,000 Miles (100 000 km) - Then Every
15,000 Miles(25 000 km)
Camshaft Timing Belt lnspection (3.4L CodeX
engine only)
Maintenance Schedule
I Schedule I1 Definition
Follow Schedule I1 only if none of the conditions from
Schedule I is true.
I
Schedule I1 Intervals
Every 7,500 Miles (12 500 km)
Engine Oil and Filter Change (or every 12 months)
Chassis Lubrication (or every 12 months)
At 7,500 Miles (12 500 km) - Then Every
15,000 Miles (25 000 km)
Tire Rotation
Every 30,000 Miles (50 000 km)
Engine Accessory Drive Belt Inspection (or every
24 months)
Cooling System Service (orevery 24 months)
Spark Plug Replacement
Spark Plug Wire Inspection
Air Cleaner Filter Replacement
Fuel Tank, Cap and Lines Inspection
Every 50,000 Miles (83 000 km)
Automatic Transaxle Service (severe conditions)
At 60,000 Miles (100 000 km) - Then Every
15,000 Miles(25 000 km)
Camshaft Timing Belt Inspection (3.4L Code X
engine only)
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I
MaintenanceSchedule I
I
3,000 Miles (5 000 kmj
The services shown in this schedule up to 100,000miles
(166 000 km)should be performed after 100,000 miles
(166 000 km)at the same intervals.
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Sewice.
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 liabilityprior to the
completion of vehicle useful life. We, however, urge that
all recommended maintenance services be performed at
the indicatedintervals and the maintenance be recorded.
DATE
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
SERVICED
7-6
BY:
1
MaintenanceSchedule I
I
6,000 Miles (10 000 km)
9,000 Miles (15 000 km)
0Change engine oiland filter (orevery
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0Lubricate theshift linkage, parkingbrake
cable guides, underbody contact points and
linkage (or every 6 months, whichever
occurs first).
0Rotate tires. See“Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY:
,
,.
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I
Maintenance Schedule I
I
12,000 Mikes (20 000 km)
15,000 Miles (25.000km)
fJChange-engine oil and filter (or every
0,Change engine oil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first).
3 months, whichever o c m s first).
An Emission Control Service.
Lubricate the slfiift linkage, parking brake
cable guides, underbody contact points and
lidcage (or every 6 months, whichever
occu1*s first)
An Emission Control Sewice.
0Inspect air cleaner filter if you are drivi~g
in dusty conditions. Replace filter if
necessary. An Emmion Control Sewice.
I
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I
I
MaintenanceSchedule I
I
18,000 Miles (30 000 km)
21,000 Miles (35 000 km)
17 Change engine oil 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 Confro1 Service.
0Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake
cable guides, underbody contact points and
linkage (or every 6 months, whichever
occurs first).
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE
I
I
SERVICED B Y I
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I
MaintenanceSchedule I
I
24,000 Miles (40 000 km)
27,000 Miles (45 000 km)
0Change engine oil 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.
0Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake
cable guides, underbody contact points and
linkage (or every 6 months, whichever
occurs first).
DATE
7-10
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
Maintenance ScheduleI
30,000 Miles (50000 km)
0Change engine oiland filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
17 Replace air cleaner filter. Replace filter
0Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake cable
more often under dusty conditions.
guides, underbody contactpoints and linkage
(or every 6 months, whichever occurs first).
0Inspect engineaccessory drive belt (or
every 24 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
An Emission Control Service.
0Drain, flushand refill coolingsystem (or
every 24 months, whichever occurs first).
See “Engine Coolant’’ in the Index for what
to use. Inspect hoses. Cleanradiator,
condenser, pressure capand neck. Pressure
test the cooling system and pressure cap.
0Inspect fueltank, cap and lines fordamage
or leaks. Inspect fuel capgasket for any
damage. Replace parts as needed.
An Emission Control Service.
i-
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation’’ in theIndex for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
An Emission Control Service.
0Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control
Service.
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I
MaintenanceSchedule I
I
36,000 Miles (60 000 km)
33,000 Miles (55 000 km)
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
Change engine oil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first).
3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
An Emission Control Service.
0Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake
cable guides, underbody contact points and
linkage (or every 6 months, whichever
occurs first).
I
DATE
7-12
I
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
ISERVICED
BY I
1
MaintenanceSchedule I
I
39,000 Miles (65 000 km)
42,000 Miles (70 000 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.
Lubricate the (or every 6 months,
whichever occurs first).
Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED B Y
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I MaintenanceSchedule I I
_____
~
~~
45,000 Miles (75 000 km)
48,000 Miles (80 000 km)
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
El Change engine oil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first).
3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
An Emission Control Service.
0Inspect air cleaner filter if you are driving
0Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake
cable guides, underbody contact points and
linkage (or every 6 months, whichever
occurs €irst).
in dusty conditions. Replace filter if
necessary. An Emission Control Service.
I
DATE
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I
ACTUAL MILEAGE
ISERVICED
BY:^ 1
DATE
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
SERVICED
BY:
I
MaintenanceSchedule I
1
50,000 Miles (83 000 km)
51,000 Miles (85 000 km)
0Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or
more of these conditions:
- In heavy city traffic where the outside
temperature regularly reaches 90 F
(32°C) or higher.
- In hilly or mountainous terrain.
- When doing frequent trailer towing.
- Uses such as found in taxi, police or
delivery service.
If you do notuse your vehicle under anyof
these conditions, the fluid andfilter do not
require changing.
3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission ControlService.
O
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
Maintenance Schedule I
54,000 Miles (90 000 km)
57,000 Miles (95 000 km)
0Change engine oil 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 ControlService.
0Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake
cable guides, underbody contact points and
linkage (or every 6 months, whichever
occurs first).
[7 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
DATE
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
SERVICED
BY:
DATE
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
SERVICED
BY:
Maintenance Schedule I
60,000 Miles (100 000 km)
0 Change engine oil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0Lubricate the shft linkage, parlung brake cable
guides, underbody contact points and linkage
(or every 6 months, whchever occurs first).
0Inspect engine accessory drive belt (or
every 24 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0Inspect camshaft timing belt. An Emission
Control Service.
Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control
Service.
0Inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Control
Service.
0Replace air cleaner filter. Replace filter
more often under dusty conditions.
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 Enzi.ssion Control Service.?
0Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or
every 24 months, whichever occurs first).
See “Engine Coolant” in the Index for what
to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator,
condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure
test the cooling system and pressure cap.
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
An Emission Control Service.
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I MaintenanceSchedule I I
63,000 Miles (105 000 km)
66,000 Miles (110 000 knz)
0Change engine oil 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.
0Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake
cable guides, underbody contact points and
linkage (or every 6 months, whichever
occurs first).
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
BY:
DATE SERVICED
ACTUAL MILEAGE
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I
MaintenanceSchedule I
I
72,000 Miles (120 000 km)
69,000 Miles (115 000 km)
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
Change engine oil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first).
3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
An Emission Control Service.
0Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake
cable guides, underbody contact points and
linkage (or every 6 months, whichever
occurs first).
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I
DATE SERVICED
ACTUAL MILEAGE
1
I
BY:
DATE
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
SERVICED
BY:
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MaintenanceSchedule I
I
75,000 Miles (125 000 km)
78,000 Miles (130 000 km)
0Change engine oil 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.
0Inspect air cleaner filter if you are driving
0Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake
in dusty conditions. Replace filter if
necessary. An Emission Control Service.
0Inspect camshaft timing belt. An Emission
cable guides, underbody contact points and
linkage (or every 6 months, whichever
occurs first).
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
Control Service.
DATE
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
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DATE SERVICED
ACTUAL MILEAGE
BY:
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MaintenanceSchedule I
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81,000 Miles (135 000 km)
Change engine oil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first).
84,000 Miles (140 000 km)
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
An Emission Control Service.
0Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake
cable guides, underbody contact points and
linkage (or every 6 months, whichever
occurs first).
DATE
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MaintenanceSchedule I
I
87,000 Miles (145 000 km)
90,000 Miles (150 000 km)
17 Change engine
0Change engine oiland filter (or every
oiland filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first).
3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
An Emission Control Service.
0Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake cable
guides, underbody contact points and linkage
(or every 6 months, whichever occurs first).
I3 Inspect engine accessory drive belt (or
every 24 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0Inspect camshaft timing belt. An Emission
Control Service.
0Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or
DATE
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
SERVICED
.
. .
BY:
every 24 months, whichever occurs first).
See “Engine Coolant” in the Index for what
to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator,
condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure
test the cooling system and pressure cap.
An Emission Control Service.
Maintenance ScheduleI
0Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
Service.
0Inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Control
Service.
Replace air cleaner filter. Replace filter
more often under dusty conditions.
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 Elnission Control Service.
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ACTUAL MILEAGE
ISERVICED
BY: I
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1
MaintenanceSchedule I
I
93,000 Miles (155 000 km)
96,000 Miles (160 000 km)
0Change engine oil 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.
0Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake
cable guides, underbody contact points and
linkage (or every 6 months, whichever
occurs first).
DATE
7-24
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY.
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY:
I
Maintenance Schedule I
I
99,000 Miles (165000 km)
100,000 Miles (166 000 km)
0Change engineoil and filter (or every
0Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter
3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or
more of these conditions:
- In heavy city traffic where the outside
temperature regularly reaches 90 F
(32°C) or higher.
- In hilly or mountainous terrain.
- When doing frequent trailer towing.
- Uses such as found in taxi, police or
delivery service.
If you do not useyour vehicle under anyof
these conditions, thefluid and filter do not
require changing.
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DATE
I
ACTUALMILEAGE
ISERVICED BY1
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I Maintenance Schedule I1
7,500 Miles (12 500 km)
The services shown in this schedule up to 100,000 miles
(166 000 km) should be performed after 100,000 miles
(166 000 km)at the same intervals.
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
Footnotes
0Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake
j-The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the
cable guides, underbody contact points and
linkage (or every 12 months, whichever
occurs first).
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
California Air Resources Board has determined that the
failure to perform this maintenance item will not nullify
the emission warranty or limitrecall liability prior to the
completion of vehicle useful life. We, however, urge that
all recommended maintenance services be performed at
the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded.
12 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
DATE
7-26
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
I MaintenanceSchedule
I1
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15,000 Miles (25 000 km)
22,500 Miles (37 500 km)
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
12 months, whichever occurs first).
12 months, whichever occurs first).
AII Emission Corztr-ol Service.
An Emission Control Service.
0Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake
cable guides, underbody contact points and
linkage (or every 12 months, whichever
occurs first).
0Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake
cable guides, underbody contact points and
linkage (or every 12 months, whichever
occurs first).
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
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I
Maintenance Schedule I1
30,000 Miles (50 000 km)
Change engineoil and filter (or every
12 months, whichever occurs first).
0 Replace spark plugs. ,411 E i ~ i ~ ~ iC0 lm7
A HErnissiorl Control Service.
0Inspect spark plug wires.AI?Emissio1z Control
0Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake
cable guides, underbody contact points and
linkage (or every 12 months, whichever
occurs first).
0Inspect engine accessory drive belt (or
every 24 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or
every 24 months, whichever occurs first).
See “Engine Coolant” in the Index for what
to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator,
condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure
test the cooling system and pressure cap.
An Ernission Control S e n i c e .
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Service.
Sen!ic*r.
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0Replace air cleanerfilter. AI?E1~issionC o m d
SerLlice.
0Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage
or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any
damage. Replace parts as needed.
An Emissiou Control Service.
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I MaintenanceSchedule
I1
1
37,500 Miles (62 500 km)
Change engine oiland filter (orevery
12 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
45,000 Miles (75 000 km)
0Change engine oiland filter (or every
12 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
Lubricate the shift linkage,
parking brake
cable guides, underbody contact points and
linkage (or every 12 months, whichever
occurs first).
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
0Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake
cable guides, underbody contact points and
linkage (or every 12 months, whichever
occurs first).
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY:
I
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50,000 Miles (83 000 km)
0Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter
if the vehicle is mainly driven underone or
more of these conditions:
- In heavy city traffic where the outside
temperature regularly reaches90 O F
(32°C) or higher.
- In hilly or mountainous terrain.
- When doing frequent trailer towing.
- Uses such as found in taxi, police or
delivery service.
If you donot use your vehicle under uny of
th.ese conditions, thefluid and filter dok i t
require chunging.
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DATE
7-30
I
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED B Y I
52,500 Miles (87 500 km)
Change engine oil and filter (or every
12 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake
cable guides, underbody contact points and
linkage (or every 12 months, whichever
occurs first).
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED B Y
1 MaintenanceSchedule
I1
I
60,000 Miles (100 000 km)
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
12 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0Lubricate the shft linkage, p a r h g brake cable
guides, underbody contact points and &age
(or every 12 months, whchever occurs first).
0Inspect engine accessory drive belt (or
every 24 months, whichever occurs first).
0Replace spark plugs. 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.
An Emission Control Service.
0Inspect camshaft timing belt. An Emission
Control Service.
0Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or
every 24 months, whichever occurs first).
See “Engine Coolant” in the Index for what
to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator,
condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure
test the cooling system and pressure cap.
An Emission Control Service.
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I Maintenance Schedule I1
75,000 Miles (125 000 km)
67,500 Miles (112 500 km)
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
12 months, whichever occurs first).
Change engine oil and filter (or every
12 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
An Emission Control Service.
0Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake
0Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake
cable guides, underbody contact points and
linkage (or every 12 months, whichever
occurs first).
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
cable guides, underbody contact points and
linkage (or every 12 months, whichever
occurs first).
0Inspect camshaft timing belt. An Emission
DATE SERVICED
ACTUAL MILEAGE
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BY:
Control Service.
I
DATE
I
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
ISERVICED
BYI
82,500 Miles (137 500 km)
90,000 Miles (150 000 km)
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
12 months, whichever occurs first).
12 months, whichever occurs first).
A n Ernixyim Control Service.
A11 Emissiorl Corztrol SPr-vic*e.
0Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake
0 Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake
cable guides, underbody contact pointsand
linkage (or every 12 months, whichever
occurs first).
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation’’ in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
cable guides, underbody contact points and
linkage (or every 12 months, whichever
occurs first).
0Inspect engine accessory drive belt (or
every 24 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emissiorl Co17trol Service.
Inspect camshaft timing belt.AH E1nissim
Coz~trolSerl!ic-.e.
(Continued)
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED B Y
7-33
I Maintenance Schedule I1
90,000 Miles (150 000 km) (Continued)
Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or
every 24 months, whichever occurs first).
See “Engine Coolant’’ in the Index for what
to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator,
condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure
test the cooling system and pressure cap.
Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage
or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any
damage. Replace parts as needed.
An Emission Control Service.
An Emission Control Service.
0Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control
Service.
0Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control
Service.
c? Inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Control
Service. 7
DATE
7-34
ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY:
I MaintenanceSchedule
I1
I
97,500 Miles (162 500 km)
100,000 Miles (166 000 km)
I7 Change engine oil and filter (or every
0Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter
12 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake
cable guides, underbody contact points and
linkage (or every 12 months, whichever
occurs first).
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation’’ in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or
more of these conditions:
- In heavy city traffic where the outside
temperature regularly reaches 90 O F
(32°C) or higher.
- In hilly or mountainous terrain.
- When doing frequent trailer towing.
- Uses such as found in taxi, police or
delivery service.
lfyou do not useyour vehicle under any of
these conditions, thefluid and filter do not
require changing.
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Part B: Owner Checks and Services
Windshield Washer Fluid Level
Listed below are owner checks and services which
should be performed at the intervals specified to help
ensure the safety, dependability and emission control
performance of your vehicle.
Check the windshield washer fluid level in the
windshield washer tank and add the proper fluid if
necessary. See “Windshield Washer Fluid” in the Index
for furtherdetails.
Be sure any necessary repairs are completed at once.
Whenever any fluids orlubricants are added to your
vehicle, make sure they are the proper ones, as shown
in Part D.
At Least Oncea Month
At Each Fuel Fill
It is importantfor you or a service station attendantto
perform these underhood checks at each.fuelfil1.
Engine Oil Level
Check the engineoil level and add the proper oil if
necessary. See “Engine Oil” in the Index for further
details.
Engine Coolant Level
Check the engine coolant level and add the proper
coolant mix if necessary. See “Coolant” in the Index
for further details.
Tire Inflation
Check tire inflation. Make sure tires are inflated to the
pressures specified on the Tire-Loading Information
label. See “Loading Your Vehicle” in the Index. See
“Tires” in the Index for further details.
Cassette Deck
Clean cassette deck.Cleaning should be done every
50 hours of tape play. See “Audio Systems” in the Index
for further details.
At Least Once a Year
Key Lock Cylinders
Lubricate the key lock cylinders with the lubricant
specified in Part D.
Body Lubrication
Lubricate all hinges and latches, includingthose for the
hood, rear compartment, glove box door, console door
and any folding seat hardware. Part D tells you what to
use. More frequent lubricationmay be required when
exposed to a corrosive environment.
Brake-Transaxle Shift Interlock-- BTSI
(Automatic Transaxle)
Starter Switch
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 “ParkingBrake’’
in the Index if necessary).
1 . Before you start, be sure you have enough room
around the vehicle.
2. Firmly apply both the parking brake (see “Parking
Brake’’ in the Index if necessary) and the regular brake.
NOTE: Do not use the accelerator pedal, and be
ready to turn off the engine immediately if it starts.
3. Try to start the engine in each gear. The starter should
work only in PARK
(P) orNEUTRAL (N). If the starter
works in anyother position, your vehicle needs service.
NOTE: Be ready to apply the regular brake
immediately if the vehicle begins to move.
3. With the engine off, turn the key to the RUN
position, but don’t start the engine. Without applying
the regular brake, try to move the shift lever out of
PARK (P) with normal effort. If the shift lever
moves out of PARK (P), your vehicle’s BTSI
needs service.
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Steering Column Lock
While parked, and with the parking brake set,try to turn
the key to LOCK in each shift lever position.
0
The key should turn to LOCK only when the shift
lever is in PARK (P).
The key should come out only in LOCK.
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle
PARK (P)
Mechanism Check
Park on a fairly steep hill, with the vehicle facing
downhill. Keeping your foot on the regular brake, set
the parking brake.
To check the parking brake: With the engine running
and transaxle in NEUTRAL (N), slowly remove foot
pressure from 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:
Shift to PARK (P). Then release all brakes.
Underbody Flushing
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
Listed below are inspections and services which should
be performed atleast twice a year (for instance, each
spring and fall). You should let your GM dealer’s service
department or other qualified service center do these jobs.
Make sure any necessary repairs are completed at once.
Restraint Systems
Now and then, make sureall your belts, buckles, latch
plates, retractors, anchoragesand reminder systems are
working properly. Look forany loose parts or damage.
If you see anything thatmight keep a restraint system
from doing its job,have it repaired.
Steering, Suspension and
Front-Wheel-Drive Axle Boot
and Seal Inspection
Inspect the frontand rear suspension and steering
system fordamaged, loose ormissing parts, signsof
wear, or lackof lubrication. Inspect thepower steering
lines and hoses for proper hookup, binding, leaks,
cracks, chafing, etc. Clean
and then inspect the drive
axle boot seals for damage, tears or leakage. Replace
seals if necessary.
Exhaust System Inspection
Inspect the complete exhaust system. Inspect thebody
near the exhaustsystem. Look for broken,damaged,
missing or out-of-position parts as well as open seams,
holes, loose connections,or other conditionswhich
could cause a heat build-up
in the floorpan or could let
exhaust fumes into the
vehicle. See “EngineExhaust” in
the Index.
Throttle Linkage Inspection
Inspect the throttle linkagefor interference orbinding,
and for damaged or missing parts. Replace partsas
needed.
Brake System Inspection
Inspect the completesystem. Inspect brake lines and
hoses for proper hookup,binding, leaks, cracks, chafing,
etc. Inspect disc brake
pads for wear and rotors for
surface condition.Also inspect drum brake linings for
wear and cracks. Inspectother brake parts, including
drums, wheel cylinders, calipers, parking brake, etc.
Check parking brake adjustment. You may need to have
your brakes inspected more oftenif your driving habits
or conditions resultin frequent braking.
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Part D: Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants
FLUIDfiUBRICANT
USAGE
Coolant
Supplement
NOTE: Fluids and lubricants identified below by name,
part number or specification may be obtained from your
GM dealer.
Hydraulic Brake
System
USAGE
FLUIDfiUBRICANT
Engine Oil
Engine oil with the American
Parking Brake
Petroleum Institute Certified For
Guides
Gasoline Engines “Starburst”
symbol of the proper viscosity. To
determine thepreferred viscosity
for your vehicle’s engine, see
“Engine Oil” in the Index.
Power Steering
System
Engine Coolant
50/50 mixture of water (preferably
distilled) and good quality
ethylene glycol base antifreeze
Automatic
(GM Part No. 1052753 or
Transaxle
equivalent) conforming to GM
Key Lock
Specification 1825M or approved
Cylinders
recycled coolant conforming to
GM Specification 1825M.
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GM Part No. 3634621 or
equivalent with a complete flush
and refill.
Delco Supreme l l @Brake Fluid
(GM Part No. 1052535 or
equivalent DOT-3 brake fluid).
Chassis lubricant (GM Part
No. 1052497 or equivalent) or
lubricant meeting requirements of
NLGI Grade 2, Category LB or
GC-LB.
GM Hydraulic Power Steering
Fluid (GM Part No. 1052884 or
equivalent).
[email protected]
Transmission Fluid.
Lubricate with Multi-Purpose
Lubricant (GM Part
No. 12345120) orsynthetic
SAE 5W-30 engine oil.
USAGE
Automatic
Transaxle Shift
Linkage
FLUID/LUBRICANT
Engine oil.
Chassis
Lubrication
Chassis lubricant(GM Part
No. 1052497 or equivalent) or
lubricant meeting requirements of
NLGI Grade 2, Category LB or
GC-LB.
FLUID/LUBRICANT
USAGE
Hood and Door
Hinges, Fuel
Door Hinge
Engine oil orLubriplateLubricant
(GM Part No. 1050109).
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Windshield
Washer Solvent
Hood Latch
Assembly
a. Pivots and
Spring
Anchor
b. Release Pawl
GM [email protected] Washer Solvent
(GM Part No. 1051515) or
equivalent.
a. Engine oil.
b. Chassis lubricant (GM Part
No. 1052497 or equivalent) or
lubricant meeting requirements
of NLGI Grade 2, Category LB
or GC-LB.
Weatherstrip
Conditioning
Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM
Part No. 12345579 or
equivalent).
See “Replacement Parts” in the Index for recommended
replacement filters, valves and spark plugs.
Part E: Maintenance Record
After the scheduled services areperformed, record the
date, odometer reading and who performed the service
in the boxes provided after the maintenance interval.
Any additional information from “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 place to store them.
I
Maintenance Record
DATE
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ODOMETER
READING
BY
MAINTENANCE PERFORMED SERVICED
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ODOMETER
SERVICED
READING
DATE
BY
MAINTENANCE
PERFORMED
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Maintenance Record
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0Section 8
Customer Assistance Information
Here you will find outhow to contact Chevroletif you
need assistance. This section also tells you how to obtain
service publicationsand how to report any safety
defects.
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
Your satisfaction and goodwill are importantto your
dealer and Chevrolet. Normally, any concern with the
sales transactionor the operation of your vehicle will be
resolved by your dealer’s Sales or Service Departments.
Sometimes, however, despite thebest intentions of all
concerned, misunderstandingscan occur. If your
concern has not been resolved toyour satisfaction, the
following stepsshould be taken:
STEP TWO -- If after contacting amember of
dealership management, it appears your concern cannot
be resolved by the dealer without further help, contact
the Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center by calling
1-800-222- 1020. In Canada, contact GM of Canada
Customer Assistance Center in Oshawa by calling
1-800-263-3777 (English) or 1-800-263-7854 (French).
In Mexico, call (525) 254-3777. In Puerto Rico, call
1-800-496-9992 (English) or 1-800-496-9993
(Spanish). In the U.S. Virgin Islands, call
1-800-496-9994. In other overseaslocations, contact
GM North American Export Sales in Canada by calling
1-905-644-4112.
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, Service, orParts Manager,
contact the owner of the dealership orthe General
Manager.
8-1
For prompt assistance, please have the following
information available to give the Customer Assistance
Representative:
Refer to your Warranty and Owner Assistance
Information booklet for addresses of Canadian and GM
Overseas offices.
0
Your name, address, home and business telephone
numbers
0
Vehicle Identification Number (This is available
from the vehicle registration or title, or the plate at
the top left of the instrument panel and visible
through the windshield.)
When contacting Chevrolet, please remember that your
concern will likely be resolved in the dealership, using
the dealership’s facilities, equipment and personnel.
That is why we suggest you follow StepOne first if you
have a concern.
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Dealership name and location
0
Vehicle delivery date and present mileage
0
Nature of concern
We encourage you to call the toll-free number listed
previously in order to give your inquiry prompt
attention. However, if you wish to write Chevrolet,
write to:
Chevrolet Motor Division
Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center
P.O. Box 7047
Troy, MI 48007-7047
8-2
Customer Assistancefor the Hearing
or Speech Impaired (TDD)
To assist customers who have hearing difficulties,
Chevrolet has installed special TDD
(Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) equipment at
its Customer Assistance Center. Any hearing or speech
impaired customer who has access to a TDD or a
conventional teletypewriter (TTY) can communicate
with Chevrolet by dialing: 1-800-TDD-CHEV. (TDD
users in Canada can dial 1-800-263-3830.)
GM Participation inBBB AUTO
LINE - Alternative Dispute
Resolution Program*
*This program may not be available in all states,
depending on state law. Canadian owners refer to your
Warranty and Owner AssistanceInformation booklet.
General Motors reserves the right to change eligibility
limitations and/or to discontinue its
participation in this
program.
Both Chevrolet and your Chevrolet dealer are
committed to making sure you are completelysatisfied
with your new vehicle. Our experiencehas shown that,
if a situation arises where you feel your concern has not
been adequately addressed, the Customer Satisfaction
Procedure described earlierin this section is very
successful.
There may be instances where an impartial third-party
can assist in arriving at a solution to a disagreement
regarding vehicle repairs or interpretationof the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty. To assist in resolving these
disagreements, Chevroletvoluntarily participates in
BBB AUTO LINE.
BBB AUTO LINE is an out-of-court program
administered by the Better Business Bureau system
to settle disputesbetween customers and automobile
manufacturers. Thisprogram 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
4200 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22203
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 statement of the nature of your complaint.
Eligibility is limited by 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 resolve the complaint serving asan intermediary
between you and Chevrolet. If this mediation is
unsuccessful, an informal hearing will be scheduled
where eligible 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 disputeresolution
procedure should ordinarily take about forty days from
the time you file a claim until a decision is made.
Some statelaws may require you to use this program
before filing aclaim with a state-run arbitration program
or in the courts. For further information, contact the
BBB at 1-800-955-5100 or the Chevrolet Customer
Assistance Center at 1-800-222- 1020.
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 if it finds that a safety defect exists in
a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved
in individual problems between you, your dealer, or
General Motors.
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety
Hotline toll-free at 1-800-424-9393 (or 366-0123 in the
Washington, D.C. area) or write to:
NHTSA, U.S. Department of Transportation
Washington, D.C. 20590
You can also obtain other information about motor
vehicle safety from the Hotline.
8-4
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
TO THE CANADIAN
GOVERNMENT
If you live in Canada, and you believe that your vehicle
has a safety defect,you should immediatelynotify
Transport Canada, in addition to notifying General
Motors of Canada Limited. You may write to:
Transport Canada
Box 8880
Ottawa, OntarioK1G 352.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
TO GENERAL MOTORS
In addition to notifying NHTSA (or Transport Canada)
in a situationlike this, we certainly hope you’ll notify
us. Please callus at 1-800-222-1020, or write:
Chevrolet Motor Division
Chevrolet Customer AssistanceCenter
P.O. Box 7047
Troy, MI 48007-7047
In Canada, please callus at 1-800-263-3777 (English)
or 1-800-263-7854 (French).Or, write:
General Motors of Canada Limited
Customer Assistance Center
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, Ontario LlH 8P7
Chevrolet Roadside Assistance
Program
To enhance Chevrolet’s strongcommitment to customer
satisfaction, Chevrolet isexcited to announce the
establishment of the ChevroletIGeo Roadside Assistance
Center. As the owner of a 1995 ChevroletIGeo, your
membership in Roadside Assistance isfree.
24-Hour Roadside Assistance Number
Roadside Assistance is available24 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 assistancewith minor
mechanical problems. If your problem cannot be
resolved over the phone, our advisors have accessto a
nationwide network of dealer recommended service
providers.
8-5
The following services are available:
0
Up to $30 maximum daily cab, bus or other
transportation allowance in lieu of rental forany
overnight warranty repair up to 5 days, OR
0
Up to $10 daily fuel allowance for rides provided by
another person (i.e., friend, neighbor, etc.) in lieu of
rental or any overnight warranty repair up to 5 days.
Towing
Locksmith
0
Tire repair
0
Glass replacement
0
Rental car or taxi
0
Additional services, as necessary
0
Courtesy Transportation
Courtesy Transportation
Chevrolet/Geo offers Courtesy Transportation for
customers needing warranty service. Courtesy
Transportation will be offered in conjunction with the
coverage provided by the BUMPER TO BUMPER New
Vehicle Limited Warranty to eligiblepurchasers of 1995
Chevrolet/Geo passenger carand light duty trucks
(please see your selling dealer fordetails).
Courtesy Transportation Includes:
0
0
One way shuttle ride for any warranty repair
completed during the same day.
Up to $30 maximum daily vehicle rental allowance
for any overnight warranty repair up to 5 days,OR
8-6
NOTE: All Courtesy Transportation arrangements
will be administered by your Chevrolet/Geo
dealership service management. Claim amounts
should reflect all actual costs.
0
Chevrolet/Geo Courtesy Transportation is not part of
the BUMPER TO BUMPER New VehicleLimited
Warranty. Chevrolet/Geo reserves the right to make
any changes or discontinue Courtesy Transportation
at any time without notification.
0
For additional program details contact your
Chevrolet/Geo dealer.
In Canada, please consult your GM dealer for
information on courtesy transportation.
The Roadside Assistance Center uses companies that
will provide you with quality and priority service. When
roadside services are required, our advisors will explain
any payment obligations that may be incurred for
utilizing outside services.
For prompt assistance when calling, pleasehave the
following information available to give tothe advisor:
Service and Owner Publications
0
License plate number
Service manuals, service bulletins, owner’s manuals and
other service literature are available for
purchase for all
current and many past model General Motors vehicles.
0
Vehicle color
Toll-free telephone numbers for ordering information:
0
Vehicle location
0
Telephone number where you can be reached
0
Vehicle mileage
Service Manuals
0
Description of problem
Service manuals contain diagnosticand repair
information for all chassis and body systems. They may
be useful for owners who wish to gain a greater
understanding of their vehicle. They are also useful for
owners with the appropriate skill level ortraining who
wish to perform “do-it-yourself” service. Theseare
authentic General Motors service manuals meant for
professional, qualified technicians. In some cases, they
refer to specialized tools, equipment and safety
procedures necessary to service the vehicle.
Vehicle Identification Number
Canadian Roadside Assistance
Vehicles purchased in Canada have an extensive
Roadside Assistance program accessible from anywhere
in Canada or the United States. Pleaserefer to the
separate brochure provided by the dealer or call
1-800-268-6800 for emergency services.
United States 1-800-551-4123
Canada
1-800-668-5539
8-7
Service Bulletins
Owner Publications
Service bulletinscovering various subjects are regularly
sent toall General Motors dealershipshetail facilities.
GM monitors product performance in the field.When
service methods are found which promote better service
on GM vehicles, bulletins are created to help the
technician perform better service. Service bulletinsmay
involve any number of vehicles. Somewill describe
inexpensive service, others will describeexpensive
service. Some will advise new or unexpected conditions,
and others may help avoid future costlyrepairs. An
important reminder -- service bulletinsare meant for
qualified technicians. Since these bulletins are issued
throughout the model year and beyond, an index is
required and published quarterly to help identify
specific
bulletins. Subscriptions are available. You can order an
index at thetoll-free numbers listed previously, or ask a
GM dealerhetailer to see an index
or individual bulletin.
Owner's manuals, warranty folders and various owner
assistance booklets provide owners with general
operation and maintenance information.
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Index
ABS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-6
Adding
Automatic Transaxle Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6- I9
6-26
BrakeFluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2- 12. 3- IS. 6-53
6-20
Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6- 12
Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-23
Sound Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3- 15
Windshield Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-24
AirBag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-17
How Does It Restrain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-2 1
How It Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1 - 19
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-19
Readiness
Light
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
I
18.
2-44
. .
Servlclng . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-22
What Makes It Inflate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-20
What Will You See After It Inflates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21
When Should It Inflate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-20
Aircleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-3
Air Conditioning Refrigerants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-62
Air Conditioning with Electronic Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . 3- 1
Alignment and Balance, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-41
6-49
Aluminum Wheels . Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Antenna . Fixed Mast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3- 17
Antifreeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-19
Anti-Lock Brake System Active Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-47
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light . . . . . . . . . 2.46.4.6
Anti-Lock Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
3-13
Anti-Theft Feature. Theftlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Appearancecare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-44
6-52
Appearance Care and Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Armrest. Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-36
Ashtrays. Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-38
Ashtrays. Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-39
Audio Systems. Steering Wheel Touch Controls . . . . . . . 3-17
3-5
Audio Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-24
Auto-Down Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Drive (D) Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-16
2-17
First Gear (1) Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Neutral (N) Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-15
Overdrive (@I)Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-16
Park Mechanism and Parking Brake Check . . . . . . . . 7-38
Park (P) Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-14
2-15
Reverse (R) Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Second Gear (2) Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-14
Automatic Transaxle Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-16
6-19
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-16
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9-1
Back-up Lamp Bulb Replacement ................ 6-35
Battery .......................................
6-27
Charge Light ................................
2-43
................................
.. .Jump Starting
5-2
. Replacement, Remote Lock Control...............2-6
Saver ......................................
2-33
Warnings .................................... 5-2
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3
BBB
Bleed
Valves,
Coolant
. . . . . . . . Console
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19
2-37
4-24
Blizzard ......................................
Brake
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-27
Fluid,Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-26
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-25
MasterCylinder . . . . . . . .Tire
6-43
Parking ....................................
2-18
PedalTravel ................................
System Parts, Replacing ....................... 6-27
6-27
2-45
System Warning Light ........................
Trailer .....................................
4-31
Transaxle Shift Interlock.......................
2-21
Transaxle Shift Interlock, Maintenance ........... 7-37
Wear ......................................
6-11
Brakes, Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oil
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-26
.4-6
Braking ........................................ 4-5
4-8
Braking, In Emergencies ..........................
Break-In,NewVehicle .......................... 2-10
BTSI (Brake Transaxle Shift Interlock). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21
BTSI (Brake Transaxle Shift Interlock), Maintenance . . 7-37
Bulb Replacement .........................
6-28, 6-60
u..
8-7
Capacities aqd Specifications......................
6-61
CarbonMonoxide ....................
2-22.4-25.. 4-31
Cassette Deck. Maintenance ......................
7-36
Cassette Tape Player ........................
3-7. 3-10
Cassette Tape Player Care ........................3-16
CDPlayer .....................................
3-12
.................................
Center
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp Bulb Replacement .... 6-33
Center Passenger Position ........................ 1-23
4-26
Certification Label ..............................
Chains.Safety .................................
4-31
...................................
Chains.
Changing a Flat Tire.............................
5-22
Charging System Light ..........................
2-43
Checking Your Restraint Systems .................. 1-46
Checking
Automatic Transaxle Fluid .....................
6-16
BrakeFluid .................................6-25
Engine Coolant .............................. 6-20
..................................
Engine
Power Steering Fluid .........................
6-22
Restraint Systems ............................
1-46
Things Under the Hood ........................ 6-7
Chemical Paint Spotting..........................
6-51
ChildRestraints ........,...........,........... l-33
Securing in a Rear Outside SeatPosition .......... 1-35
Securing in the Center Rear Seat Position .........1-37
.......... 1-39
Securing in the Right Front Seat Position
Can
Sold
ada.
First
Vehicles
In .......................
Canadian Roadside Assistance......................
TopStrap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-34
1-33
WheretoPut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CigaretteLighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-39
Circuit Breaker. Power Windows and
Other Power Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-59
4-17
City Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaner. Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15
Cleaning
Aluminum Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-49
6-45
Fabric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6- 47
Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-44
Leather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-47
Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades . . . . . . . 6-48
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-48
Special Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-46
6-46
Stains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-50
6-47
Top of the Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6- 46
Vinyl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clock, Setting the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-5
3- 1
Comfort Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Comfort Guides, Rear Safety Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-28
3- 17
Compact Disc Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compact Disc Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3- 12
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-3 1
Console Shift Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20
2-37
Console,Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control of a Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-5
Control, Loss Of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4- 12
Convenience Net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-36
Convex Outside Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-35
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-19
Bleedvalves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-19
- 1 6.4
Heater. Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 13.
How to Add to the Coolant Recovery Tank . . . . . . . . 5-16
5-18
How to Add to the Radiator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Temperature Gage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-48
Temperature Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-47
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-14
8-6
Courtesy Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28
2-30
Erasing Speed Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Getting Out Of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-30
Passing Another Vehicle While Using . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30
To Increase Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-29
2-29
ToReduceSpeed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
To Resume a Set Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29
2-28
ToSet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
UseonHills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-36
Customer Assistance forthe Hearing or
8-2
Speech Impaired . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customer Assistance Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1
8-1
Customer Satisfaction Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Damage. Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Damage. Sheet Metal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Daytime Running Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dead Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-50
6-50
2-32
5-2
9-3
Defects. Reporting ...............................
8-4
Defensive Driving ...............................
4- 1
Defogger.RearWindow ..........................
3-4
Defogging and Defrosting Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-3
Dolby B Noise Reduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.11.3.12
DoorLocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
2-37
Door Storage Areas .............................
2- 16
Drive. Automatic Transaxle .......................
DriverPosition .................................
1-11
Driving
4-13
AtNight ...................................
City ....................................... 4- 17
Defensive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4- 1
Drunken ....................................
4-2
Freeway ....................................
4-18
InaBlizzard ................................ 4- 24
In Foreign Countries ...........................
6-4
4-15
IntheRain ..................................
OnCurves ................................... 4-8
On Grades with a Trailer....................... 4-33
On Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20
4-23
On Snow and Ice.............................
Through Deep Standing Water. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2- 12
Winter .....................................
4-22
With a Trailer ............................... 4-32
DrunkenDriving ................................
4-2
Electronic Controls. Air Conditioning With . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Engine
Exhaust .................................... 2-22
Identification ................................
6-53
Overheating .................................
5-12
Running It While You’re Parked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23
6-61
Specifications ...............................
Starting ....................................
2-11
3.1L L82 Code M ............................. 6-8
6-9
3.4L LQ1 Code X .............................
Engine Coolant .................................
6-19
6-20
Adding ....................................
6-20
Checking ...................................
Heater ................................
2-13, 6-14
2-48
Temperature Gage ............................
TemperatureLight ...........................
2-47
Engineoil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
6-12
Adding ....................................
Additives ................................... 6-13
Checking ...................................
6-11
What Kind to Use ............................
6-12
6-14
What to Do with Used Oil .....................
Whentochange .............................
6-14
Ethanol(InFue1) ................................
6-3
Exhaust, Engine ................................
2-22
Expectant Mothers, Use of Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23
Extender, Safety Belt ............................
1-45
Electrical Center. Underhood. Driver Side . . . . . . . . . . 6-58
Electrical Center. Underhood. Passenger Side . . . . . . . . . 6-56
Electrical Equipment. Adding . . . . . . . . . . . 2.12.3.15.6.53
Fabric Cleaning ...............................
FabricProtection ...............................
6-45
6-45
Fiberglass Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-5 1
FillingYourTank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-5
Filter.Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15
6-49
Finish Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Finish Damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-50
First Gear. Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2- 17
Fixed Mast Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3- 17
Flashers. Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-1
Flat Tire. Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-22
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-61
Fluids and Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-40
1-5
Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Foreign Countries. Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-4
1-2..
Four-Way Manual Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Franpis. guide en . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Freeway Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4- 18
..
French Language Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Front Park and Turn Signal Lamp Bulb Replacement . . . 6-30
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Filling Your Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
2-43
Gage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
In Foreign Countries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-4
Fuse Block. Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-54
Fuses and Circuit Breakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-54
.
G a g e Engine Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gasolines for Cleaner Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GearPositions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-48
6-3
6-4
4-26
2-14
6-47
Glass. Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GloveBox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-26
6-28
Halogen Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-1
Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-5
Headlamp Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-29
Headlamp HighLow Beam Changer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26
Headlamp. Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-59
Headlamps. Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-31
Hearing or Speech Impaired. Customer Assistance . . . . . . 8-2
Heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-3
...
Heritage Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
111
High-Beam Lamps. How to Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-26
4-20
Highway Hypnosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20
Hitches. Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-31
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24
HotEngine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12
Hydroplaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16
I c e . Driving On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-23
2-10
Ignition Key Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ignitionswitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
Inflation .Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-36
Inside Daymight Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-34
9-5
Inspections
Brakesystem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-39
Exhaust Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-39
Restraint Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-39
Steering. Suspensionand Front-Wheel-Drive
7-39
Axle Boot and Seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-39
Throttle Linkage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-40
InstrumentPanel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instrument Panel Intensity Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 1
Instrument Panel. Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-47
Interior Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-32
5-23
J a c k . Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
K e y Lock Cylinders. Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-36
Key Reminder Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2- 11
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
L a m p . Malfunction Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-49
Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-31
2-33
Battery Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-32
2-32
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
OnReminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-31
2-31
Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sustained Interior Illumination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-33
2-25
Lane Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Larger Children. Safety Belt Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-42
9-6
Leaving Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running . . . . . . . 2-20
Lights
Air Bag Readiness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.18. 2-44
Anti-Lock Brake System Active . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-47
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning . . . . . . . . . . . 2.46.4.6
2-45
Brake System Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Charging System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-43
Engine Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-47
Low Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-48. 6-21
2-5 1. 6- 10
Low Oil Level ..........................
Oil Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-50
1-6. 2-44
Safety Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-51
2-49
Service Engine Soon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-39
Lighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-26
Loading YourVehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Locks
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
PowerDoor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Rear Door Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Steering Column. Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-38
Torque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-21
2-7
Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-24
Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12
Low Coolant Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.48. 6-21
Low Oil Level Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 1. 6- 10
Low Trac Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-47
Lubricants and Fluids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-40
Lubrication. Body. Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-37
I
Mainrenance Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-42
Maintenance Schedule ............................ 7- 1
Owner Checks and Services ....................
7-36
Periodic Maintenance Inspections ............... 7-39
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ............ 7-40
Schedule1 ................................... 7-6
7-4
Schedule I Definition ..........................
ScheduleII ................................. 7-26
Schedule 11 Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
Scheduled Maintenance Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-3
Maintenance. Normal Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-62
Maintenance. Underbody . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-50
Maintenance. When Trailer Towing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-34
Malhnction Indicator Lamp
2-49
(Service Engine Soon Light) .....................
Manual Front Seat ...............................
1-1
2-35
Manual Outside Mirror ..........................
6-3
Methanol (InFuel) ...............................
Mirrors .......................................
2-34
ConvexOutside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-35
2-34
Inside Daymight Rearview ....................
2-35
Manual Outside ..............................
2-35
Power Outside ...............................
Visorvanity ................................
2-37
MTBE (In Fuel) .................................
6-3
2-25
MultifunctionLever .............................
2-36
N e t . Convenience ..............................
Neutral Position. Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2- 15
2-10
New Vehicle Break-In ...........................
Nightvision ................................... 4-14
Odometer .................................... 2-41
Odometer. Trip .................................
2-41
Off-RoadRecovery ............................. 4-10
Oil
6-10
Engine .....................................
Warning Light ...............................
2-50
Ordering
Owner Publications ............................
8-8
Service Bulletins ..............................
8-8
ServiceManuals .............................. 8-7
Overdrive Position. Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-16
5-12
Overheated Engine ..............................
Owner Checks and Services.......................
7-36
Owner Publications. Ordering ......................
8-8
Paint Spotting. Chemical ........................
6-51
2-31
PanelLamps ...................................
Park Position. Automatic Transaxle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Park (P). Shifting Into ...........................
2-18
2-21
Park (P). Shifting Out Of .........................
Parking
AtNight ....................................
2-8
Brake ......................................
2-18
Brake and Transaxle Park Mechanism Check ...... 7-38
Lots ........................................ 2-8
On Hills While Towing a Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-33
2-22
Over Things ThatBurn ........................
PASS-KeyII ...................................
2-9
Passing .......................................
4-11
9-7
Periodic Maintenance Inspections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-39
Power Door Locks ...............................
2-4
Power Outside Mirrors ...........................
2-35
PowerSeat .....................................
1-3
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-8
Power Steering Fluid
Adding ....................................
6-23
Checking ...................................
6-22
Power Windows ................................
2-24
Pregnancy, Use of Safety Belts ....................
1-23
..................................
Pressure, Tire
6-37
Problems on the Road ............................
5-1
Publications. Service and Owner ....................
8-7
Radiator Pressure Cap ..........................
6-22
Radiator. Adding Coolant To ......................
5- 18
Radio Reception. Understanding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15
Radio. A
" Stereo ............................
3-5
................................
Rain. Driving In
4-15
Reading Lamps. Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-34
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-28
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25
Rear Seat Passengers ............................
1-25
Rear Window Defogger ...........................
3-4
Rearview Mirror. Inside Daymight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-34
Reclining Front Seatbacks .........................
1-3
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-40
I
9-8
Recovery Tank.Adding Coolant To ................. 5-16
Refrigerants. Air Conditioning ....................
6-62
Remote Lock Control .............................
2-4
Battery Replacement ...........................
2-6
Matching Transmitters .........................
2-6
Operation ...................................
2-5
Remote Trunk Release ............................
2-7
Replacement Bulbs .............................
6-60
Replacement Parts ..............................
6-62
Replacement, Wheel ............................
6-41
Replacing Safety Belts ...........................
1-46
Replacing Seat and Restraint System Parts
After a Crash .................................
1-46
Reporting Safety Defects ..........................
8-4
Restraints, Checking Your ........................
1-46
Restraints, Child ................................
1-33
Restraints, Head .................................
1-5
Restraints, Replacing Parts After a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-46
Reverse Position, Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15
Right Front Passenger Position ....................
1-23
Roadside Assistance ..............................
8-5
Roadside Assistance, Canadian ..................... 8-7
Rocking Your Vehicle ...........................
5-32
Rotation, Tire ..................................
6-37
Safety Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-45
Safety Belt Reminder Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.6.2.44
Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-6
1-11
Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-47
Careof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-23
Center Passenger Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driver Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1 .1I
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-45
How to Wear Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.1 1
Incorrect Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.13. 1-43
1-23
LapBelt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-11
Lap-Shoulder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lap.Shoulder, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-25
Questions People Ask . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 .10
Rear Seat Comfort Guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-28
Rear Seat Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-25
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25
Replacing After a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-46
Right Front Passenger Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23
Use by Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-3 1
Use by Larger Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-42
Use by Smaller Children and Babies . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 I
1-23
Use During Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-7
Why They Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-31
Safety Defects
Reporting to General Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8-5
Reporting to the Canadian Government . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5
Reporting to the United States Government . . . . . . . . . 8-4
Safety Warnings and Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
vi
Scheduled Maintenance Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-3
Scotchgard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-45
Seats
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-1
Four-WayManual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-2
ManualFront . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-1
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-3
1.3. 1-5
Reclining Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-1
Restraint Systems And . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Securing a Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-33
1-5
Split Folding Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-2
Two-way Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Second Gear. Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
Security Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-51
2-9
Security System (PASS-Key 11) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Service and Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-1
Service and Owner Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
Service Bulletins. Ordering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8-8
Service Engine Soon Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-49
Service Manuals. Ordering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8-7
Service Parts Identification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-53
Service Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8-7
6-2
Service Work. Doing Your Own . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Chevrolet . . . . . . . . . 1-22
6-50
Sheet Metal Damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shift Lever. Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20
Shift Lever. Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-19
2-18
Shifting Into Park (P) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shifting Out of Park (P) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-21
9-9
Shifting. Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2- 14
Sidemarker Lamp Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-32
Signaling Turns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25
4-12
Skidding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Snow. Driving On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-23
3- 15
Sound Equipment. Adding ........................
Spare Tire. Compact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3 1
Specifications Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 1
Speech. Customer Assistance ......................
8-2
Speedometer/Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4 1
Split Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Springs. Fiberglass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5 1
Stains. Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-46
Starter Switch. Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-37
Starting Your Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2- 11
Steam. If Coming From Your Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5- 12
4-8
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-38
Column Lock. Maintenance ....................
Column Shift Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2- 19
In Emergencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
4-8
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tiltwheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24
Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-8
Steering Wheel Touch Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Storage Areas. Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-37
StorageArmrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-36
Storage. Of Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-28
Stuck: In Sand. Mud. Ice or Snow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-32
Sunvisors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-37
2-33
Sustained Interior Illumination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
...
Symbols. Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
v111
9-10
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-41
Tail/Stop/Turn Signal Lamp Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . 6-34
Tamper Resistant Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-41
TapePlayerCare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
3-7. 3-10
Tape Player. Cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TDD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Theftlock Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
6-22
Thermostat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tilt Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24
Time. Setting the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Tire-Loading Information Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-26
6-36
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-41
Alignment and Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-39
BuyingNew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-43
Flat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-22
Inflation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-37
Inspection and Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-37
Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-26
5-31
Spare. Compact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-41
Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-40
Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-40
Uniform Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-40
6-39
Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheel Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-42
When It’s Time for New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-39
1-34
TopStrap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TorqueLock ...................................
2-21
5-28
Torque. Wheel Nut ..............................
TowingaTrailer ................................
4-28
Towing Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
4-30
TrailerTongue Weight ...........................
TrailerTowing .................................
4-28
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-31
4-33
Driving on Grades ............................
Driving with a Trailer .........................
4-32
4-31
Hitches ....................................
4-34
Maintenance ................................
4-33
ParkingonHills .............................
Safety Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-3 1
Total Weight on Your Vehicle’s Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-30
Turnsignals ................................
4-33
4-29
Weight of a Trailer ...........................
6- 16
Transaxle Fluid. Automatic .......................
Transaxle Park Mechanismand Parking Brake Check . . 7-38
2-41
Trip Odometer .................................
4- 19
Trip. Before Leaving on a Long....................
TrLlnkLock .....................................
2-7
2-7
Trunk Release. Remote ...........................
Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-33
1-2
Two-WayManualSeat ...........................
Underbody Flushing. Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-38
Underbody Maintenance .........................
6-50
v e h i c l e Damage Warnings .........................
vii
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-53
Vehicle Loading ................................
4-26
Vehicle Storage ................................
6-28
...
Vehicle Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VIU
Vehicle Towing .................................
5-7
Vehicle. Control of A .............................
4-5
Vehicle. Leaving Your ............................
2-4..
11
Vehicles First Sold in Canada ........................
Ventilation .....................................
3-3
Ventilation System. Row-Through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
3-4
VentilationTips .................................
VIN .........................................
6-53
4-14
Vision. Night ..................................
Visor Vanity Mirrors ............................
2-37
Visors. Sun ....................................
2-37
w a r n i n g Devices ...............................
5-2
5-1
Warning Rashers. Hazard .........................
Warning Lights. Gages and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-42
6-24
Washer Fluid. Windshield ........................
2-27
Washers. Windshield ............................
Washing Your Vehicle ...........................
6-48
Water. Driving Through Deep Standing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
Weatherstrips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-48
6-41
Wheel Alignment ...............................
WheelNutTorque ..............................
5-28
6-42
Wheel Replacement .............................
6-43
Wheel Replacement. Used ........................
WindowLock ..................................
2-24
Window. Auto-Down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-24
2-23
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows, Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24
6-24
Windshield Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-27
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windshield Wiper, Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-35
9-12
Windshield Wiper. Circuit Breaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-59
Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26
Winter. Driving In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-22
6-59
Wiring. Headlamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
WreckerTowing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
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