Chevrolet 1995 Camaro Owner`s manual

Chevrolet 1995 Camaro Owner`s manual
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Owner's Manual
0The 1995 Chevrolet Carnaro Owner’s Manual
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Seats and Restraint Systems ..............................................................
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How to Use This Manual
This section tells you how to use your manual and includes safety and vehicle damage warnings and symbols.
This section tells you how to use your seats and safety belts properly. It also explains the “SIR”
(Air Bag) System.
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This section explains how to start and operate your Chevrolet.
Comfort Controls and Audio Systems .....................................................
FeaturesandControls
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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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ProblemsontheRoad ..................................................................
YourDrivingandtheRoad
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Here you’ll find helpful information and tips about the road and how to drive under different conditions.
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This section tells you what to do if you have a problem while driving, such as a flat tire or engine
overheating, etc.
ServiceandAppearanceCare
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Here the manual tells you how to keep your Chevrolet running properly and looking good.
M a i n t e n a n c e s c h e d u l e . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................................
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This section tells you when to perform vehicle maintenance and what fluids and lubricants to use.
CustomerAssistanceInformation
This section tells you how to contact Chevrolet for assistance and how to get service publications. It also
gives you information on “Reporting Safety Defects” on page 8-4.
Index
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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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technician certification.
GENERAL MOTORS, GM and theGM Emblem,
CHEVROLET and theChevrolet Emblem and the name
Camaro are registered trademarks of General Motors
Corporation.
WE SUPPORT
VOLUNTARY TECHNICIAN
CERTIFICATIONTHROUGH
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AUTOMOTIVE
SERVICE
This manual includes the latest information at the time it
was printed. We reserve the right to make changes in the
product after that time withoutfurther notice. For
vehicles first sold inCanada, substitute the name
“General Motorsof Canada Limited” for Chevrolet
Motor Division wheneverit appears in this manual.
For Canadian OwnersWho Prefer a
French Language 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 the vehicle, pleaseleave this manual in itso the new
owner can use it.
Aux proprietaires canadiens:Vous pouvez vous procurer
un exemplaire de ceguide en frangaischez votre
concessionaire ou au DGN MarketingServices Ltd.,
1500 Bonhill Rd., Mississauga, Ontario L5T lC7.
Litho in U.S.A.
Part No. 10254415 B Second Printing
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EXCELLENCE
@CopyrightGeneral Motors Corporation 1994
All Rights Reserved
The dynamic William C. “Billy”
Durant shifted gearsfrom making
carriages to making cars,
forming half the teamthat gave
birth to Chevrolet.
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Louis Chevrolet, the other halfof the team,
at the wheelof his experimental “Classic
Six,” which entered productionin 1912.
That year 2999 vehicles wereproduced.
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The legacy of America'sfavorite
sportscar began in 1953, when 319
hand-assembled white Corvettes
launched thefirst use of a fiberglass
body in a production cal:
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In 1932 Chevrolet introduced the
Synchro-Mesh transmission and
offered a host of
accessories-including such
niceties as a clock!
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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.
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The I957 Chevy started a romance with
the American public-and was poweredby
an available fuel-injected V8.
Your new Chevrolet continues a tradition of quality and value.
How to Use This Manual
Many people read their owner’s manual from beginning
to end when they first receive their 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.
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 ignore the warning.
Index
A good place to look for what you need is in 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.
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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, youor
others could be hurt.
You will also find a circle with a slash through it in this
book.
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“Don’t,’’ “Don’t do this,” or
“Don’t let this happen.”
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, this damage would
not be covered by your warranty, and itcould be costly.
But the notice will tell you what to do to help avoid the
damage.
When you readother 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 are some of the symbols you may find on your vehicle.
For example,
these symbols
are used on an
original battery:
CAUTION
POSSIBLE
INJURY
PROTECT
EYES BY
SHIELDING
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These symbols
are important
for you and
your passengers
whenever your
vehicle is
driven:
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FASTEN
CAUSTIC
BATTERY
ACID COULD
CAUSE
BURNS
BELTS
POWER
WINDOW
AVOID
SPARKS OR
FLAMES
SPARK OR
FLAME
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EXPLODE
BATTERY
SEAT
These symbols
have to do with
your lights:
These symbols
are on some of
your controls:
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WINDSHIELD
WIPER
TURN
SIGNALS
PARKING
LAMPS
HAZARD
WARNING
FLASHER
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WINDOW
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VENTILATING
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0Section 1
Seats And Restraint Systems
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Here you’ll find information about the seats in your
Chevrolet and how to use your safety belts properly.
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 tells you about the seats -- how to adjust
them, and also about reclining front seatbacks, seatback
latches and the folding rear seatback.
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Move the lever under the
passenger’s front seat to
unlock it.
Four-Way Manual Seat
Slide the seat to where you want it. Then release the
lever and try tomove the seat with your body, to make
sure the seat is locked into place. Be sure the lever
returns to its original position after moving the seat.
There are two levers at the front of the seat. The left
lever adjusts the seat forward and back.The right lever
adjusts the angle of the front of the seat.
To Adjust the Seat’s Forward and Rearward:
Lift the
lever under the leftfront of the seat. Slide the seat to
where you want it. Then release the lever and try to
move the seat with your body to make sure the seat is
locked into place.
To Raise or Lower the Front
of the Seat:Lift the right
lever and lean forwardor backward.
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Six-Way Power Seat(OPTION)
Reclining Front Seatbacks
The driver’s seat has three controls on the left side.
To adjust the seatback, lift the lever on the outer side of
the seat. Release the lever to lock the seatback where
you want it. Pull up on the lever, and the seat will go to
its original upright position.
The frontcontrol makes the front of the seat go up and
down.
The back control makes the back of the seat go u p and
down.
The centercontrol makes the whole seat go u p and down
or forward and backward.
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Don’t have the seatback reclinedif your vehicle is
aoving.
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Front Seatback Latches
When youreturn the seatback to its original position,
make sure the seatback is locked. The latch must be
down for the seat to work properly.
The front seatbacks fold forward to let people get into
the back seat. To fold a seatback forward, push the
seatback toward the rear as you lift the latch located on
the lower backside of the seatback. Then the seatback
will fold forward.
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Folding Rear Seatback
The rear seatback in yourChevrolet folds down to
provide more storage space.
To fold the seatback down:
1. Pull forward on both levers.
2. Fold the seatback down.
To raise the seatback:
1 . Pull it up to the locked, upright position.
2. Be sure both latches hold the seatback in place. Have
them fixed if they don’t.
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Safety Belts: They’refor Everyone
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This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts
properly. It alsotells you some things you should not do
with safety belts.
And it explains the Supplemental Inflatable Restraint, or
“air bag” system.
Your car has a light that comes as
ona 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 crashesare mild, and some crashescan be so
serious that even buckled up
a person wouldn’t survive.
But most crashes arein between. In manyof them, people
who buckle up can survive and sometimes walk away.
Without belts they could have been badly hurt killed.
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After more than 25 years of safety belts in vehicles,
the facts are clear. In most crashes buckling up does
matter ... a lot!
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Why Safety BeltsWork
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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.
The person keeps going until stoppedby something.
In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ...
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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’s why
safety belts make such good sense.
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Here Are Questions Many PeopleAsk
About Safety Belts-- and the Answers
e.’ Won’t I be trapped in the vehicle after an
accident if I’m wearing a safety belt?
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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, ismuch greater if
you are belted.
&.’ Why don’t theyjust put inair bags so people
won’t have to wear safety belts?
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If I’m a good driver,
and I never drive far from
home, why shouldI wear safety belts?
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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.
Air bags are in many vehicles today and will be in
more of them in the future. Butthey are
supplemental systems only; so they work with
safety belts -- not instead of them. Every air bag
system ever offered for sale has 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 infrontal collisions,
but especially in side and other collisions.
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How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
Adults
This part is onlyfor people of adult size.
Be aware that there are special things to know about
safety belts and children. Andthere are different rules
for smaller children and babies.If a child will be riding
in your Chevrolet, see the part of this manual called
“Children.” Follow those rules for everyone’s
protection.
First, you’ll want to know which restraint systems your
vehicle has.
We’ll start with the driver position.
Driver Position
This part describes the driver’s restraint system.
Lap-Shoulder Belt
The driver has a lap-shoulder belt. Here’show to wear it
properly.
1. Close and lock the door.
2. Adjust the seat (to see how, see “Seats” in the Index)
so you can sit up straight.
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3. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you.
Don’t letit get twisted.
On convertible models, the shoulder beltmay lock if
you pull the belt across you very quickly.If this
happens, let the beltgo back slightly to unlock it.
Then pull the belt across you more slowly.
4. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks.
Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it issecure. If
the belt isn’t long enough, see “Safety Belt
Extender” at the end of this section.
Make sure the release button on the buckle is
positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the
safety belt quickly if you ever had to.
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
to slide under the lap belt.If you slid under it,the belt
would apply force at your abdomen.This could cause
serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should
go
over the shoulder and across the chest. These
parts of the
body are best able to take belt reseaining forces.
5. To make the lap part 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 locksif there’s a sudden stopor crash.
On convertible models, the safety belt also locks if you
pull the belt very quicklyout of the retractor.
What’s wrong with this?
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The shoulder belt is too loose. It won’t give nearly
as much protectionthis way.
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What’s wrong with this?
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The belt is buckled in the wrong place.
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What’s wrong with this?
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The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. It should
be worn over the shoulder at all times.
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What’s wrong with this?
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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 outof the way.
Supplemental Inflatable Restraint
System (SIR)
This part explains the Supplemental Inflatable Restraint
(SIR), or airbag, system.
Your 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 thingsto 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 andyour vehicle.
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How the Air Bag System Works
AIR
BAG
There is an airbag readinesslight on the instrument
panel, which shows “AIR BAG’ on it. The system
checks the airbag’s electrical system for malfunctions.
The light tells you if there is an electrical problem.See
“Air Bag Readiness Light” inthe Index for more
information.
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Where is the air bag?
The driver’s air bag is in the middle of the steering
wheel. The right front passenger’s air bag is in the
instrument panel on the passenger’sside.
When should an air bag inflate?
The air bag is designed to inflate in moderate to severe
frontal or near-frontal crashes. The airbag 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 km/h). The threshold level
can vary, however, with specific vehicle design, so that
it can be somewhat above orbelow 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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It is possible that in a crash only one of the two air bags
in your vehicle will deploy.
This is rare, but canhappen
in a crash just severe enough to make an air bag inflate.
In any particular crash, no one can say whether anair
bag should have inflated simply because ofthe 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?
In a frontal or near-frontal impact of sufficient severity,
the air bag sensing systemdetects that the vehicle is
suddenly stopping asa 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 theinstrument
panel infront 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
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the instrument panel. The air bag supplements the
protection provided by safety belts. Air bags distribute
the force of the impact more evenlyover the occupant’s
upper body, stoppingthe occupant more gradually.But
air bags would not help you in many typescollisions,
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including rollovers and rear and side impacts, primarily
because an occupant’s motion is not towardthe air bag.
Air bags should never be regarded as anything
more
than a supplement to safetybelts, and then only in
moderate to severe frontalor near-frontal collisions.
What will you see after anair bag inflates?
After the air baginflates, it quickly deflates. This occurs
so quickly that some people may not evenrealize the air
bag inflated. Some components of the air bag module in
the steering wheel hubfor the driver’s air bag, or the
instrument panel for the right front passenger’s bag, will
be hot for ashort time, but the part of the bag that comes
into contact with you will notbe hot to the touch. There
will be some smoke and dust coming from vents in the
deflated air bags. Air bag
inflation will not preventthe
driver from seeingor from being able to steer the
vehicle, nor will it stop people from leaving the vehicle.
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Your vehicle is equipped with a diagnostic module,
which records information about the air bag system.
The module records information about the readiness
of the system, when the sensors are activated and
driver’s safety belt usage at deployment.
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Let only qualified technicians work on your air bag
system. Improper service can mean that your air bag
system won’t .work properly. See your dealer for
service.
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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 passenger air bag.
0 The air bags are designed to inflate only once. After
they inflate, you’ll need some new parts foryour air
bag system. If you don’t get them, the airbag system
won’t be there to help protect you in another crash.
A new system will include air bag modules and
possibly other parts. The service manual for your
vehicle covers the need to replace other parts.
If you damage the cover for the driver’s or the
right front passenger’s air bag, they may not
work properly. You may have to replace the air
bag modulein thesteering wheel or both the air
bag moduleand the instrument
panel for the
right front passenger’s air bag. Do not open or
break the air bag covers.
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Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped
Chevrolet
Air bags affect how yourChevrolet should be serviced.
There are parts of 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 Service Manual have
information about servicingyour vehicle and the air bag
system. To purchase a service manual, see “Service
Publications” in theIndex.
The air bag system does not need regular maintenance.
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Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
Safety belts workfor everyone, including pregnant
women. Like all occupants, they are more likely to be
seriously injured if they don’t wear safety belts.
pregnant woman should weara lap-shoulder belt, and
the lap portion should be wornas low as possible
throughout the pregnancy.
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The best way to protect the fetus is to protect the
mother. Whena safety belt is worn properly, it’s more
likely thatthe fetus won’t be hurt ina crash. For
pregnant women, asfor anyone, thekey to making
safety belts effective is wearing them properly.
Right Front Passenger Position
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The right front passenger’s safety belt works the same
way as the driver’s safety belt. See “Driver Position,”
earlier in this section.
Lap-Shoulder Belt
Rear Seat Passengers
The rear seats have lap-shoulder belts. Here’s how to
wear one properly.
It’s very important for rear seat passengers to buckle
up!
Accident statistics show that unbelted people in the rear
seat are hurt more often in crashes than those who are
wearing safety belts.
Rear passengerswho aren’t safety belted can be thrown
out of the vehicle in a crash. And they can strike others
in the vehicle who are wearing safety belts.
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1. Pick up the latch plateand pull the belt across you.
Don’t let itget twisted.
On convertible models, the shoulder belt 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 plateinto the buckle until it clicks.
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If the belt stops before it reaches the buckle,tilt the
latch plate andkeep pulling until youcan buckle it.
Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure.
If the belt is notlong enough, see “Safety Belt
Extender” at the end of this section. Make sure the
release button on the buckle is positioned so you
would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly
if
you ever had to.
3. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle
end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part.
The lap part of the belt shouldbe worn low and snug on
the hips,just touching the thighs. In a crash, this applies
force to the strong pelvic bones. And you'd be less
likely to slide under the lap belt. If you slid under it, the
belt would apply force at your abdomen. This could
cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt
should go over the shoulder and across thechest. These
parts of the body are best able totake belt restraining
forces.
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The safety belt locks if there’s a sudden stop or a crash.
On convertible models, the safetybelt also locks if you
pull the belt very quickly out of the retractor.
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To unlatch the belt, just push the buttonon the buckle.
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Children
Smaller Children and Babies
Everyone in a vehicle needs protection! That includes
infants and all children smaller than adult size. In fact,
the law in every state inthe United States and in every
Canadian province says children up to some age must be
restrained while in a vehicle.
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Child Restraints
Be sure to follow the instructions for the restraint. You
may find these instructions on the restraint itself or in a
booklet, or both. These restraints use the beltsystem in
your vehicle, but the child also has to be secured within
the restraint to help reduce the chance of personal injury.
The instructions that 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 rearrather than the 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 sure to properly secure any child
restraint in your vehicle -- even when no child is in it.
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Top Strap
If you have a convertible, don’t use a restraint that has a
top strap in your vehicle becausethe top strap anchor
cannot be installed properly.
For cars first sold in Canada,child restraints with a top
strap must be anchored accordingto Canadian Law.
If your child restraint has a top strap, it should be
anchored.
If you needto have an anchorinstalled, you can ask
your Chevroletdealer to put it in for you. If you want to
install an anchor yourself, yourdealer can tell you how
to do it.
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Your dealer can obtain the hardware kit and install it for
you, or you may install it yourself using theinstructions
provided inthe kit.
Use the tether hardware kit available from the dealer.
The hardware and installation instructions were
specifically designedfor this vehicle.
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat
Position
You’ll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part
about the top strapif the child restraint has one.
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1. Put the restraint on the seat. Follow the instructions
for thechild restraint.
2. Secure the child in the child restraint 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. Tilt the latchplate to adjust the
belt if needed.
If the shoulder belt goes in front of the child’s face or
neck, put it behind the child restraint.
4. 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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Securing a Child Restraint in theRight
Front Seat Position
Your vehicle has a right front passenger air bag. Never
put a rear-facing child restraint in this seat. Here’s why:
5. To tighten the belt, pull up on the shoulder belt while
you push down on the child restraint.
6. 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
or larger child passenger.
You’ll be using thelap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part
about the top strap if the child restraint has one.
You’ll need a safety locking clip to properly secure a
child restraint in this position. You can get alocking clip
where child restraints are sold,or from you Chevrolet
dealer (GM Part No. 94844571). The locking clip must
be the same asthe one shown here.
Until you have this clip, secure a child restraint only in
the rear seat. See the earlier part about securing a child
restraint in the rear seat. Once you have the clip, follow
these instructions:
1. Because your vehicle has a right front passenger air
bag, always move the seat as far back as it willgo
before securing a forward-facing child restraint. (See
“Seats” in the Index.)
2. Put the restraint on the seat. Follow the instructions
for the child restraint.
3. Secure the child in the child restraint as the
instructions say.
4. Pick up the latch plate, and run thelap and shoulder
portions of the vehicle’s safety belt throughor
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 child restraint.
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5. Buckle the belt.
Make sure the release button is positioned so you
would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if
you ever had to.
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Larger Children
Accident statistics show that children are safer if they
are restrained in the rear seat. But they need to use the
safety belts properly.
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a crash.
Children who aren't buckled up can strike other
people who are.
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wear the vehicle's safety belts.
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Q:
What if a child is wearing a lap-shoulder belt,
but the child isso small that the shoulder belt is
very close to the child’s face or neck?
A:
Move the child toward the center of the vehicle, but
be sure that the shoulder belt still is on the child’s
shoulder, so that in a crash the child’s upper body
would have the restraint that belts provide.
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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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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 foryou, andjust for theseat in your vehicle that
you choose. Don’t let someone else use it, and use it
only for theseat it is made to fit. To wear it, just attach it
to the regular safety belt.
Checking Your Restraint Systems
Replacing Seat and Restraint System
Parts After a Crash
If you’ve had a crash, do you need newbelts?
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 newbelts.
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.
Now and then,make sure all your belts, buckles, latch
plates, retractors, anchorages and reminder systems are
working properly. Look for any other loose or damaged
restraint system parts. If you see anything that might
keep a restraint system from doing its job, have it
repaired.
Torn or frayed belts may not protect you in a crash.
They can rip apart under impact forces. If a belt is torn
or frayed,get a new one right away.
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Features & Controls
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Here you can learn about the many standard and
optional features on your Chevrolet, and information on
starting, shifting and braking. Also explained are the
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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When a new Camaro is
delivered, the dealer
removes the plugsfrom the
keys, and gives them tothe
first owner.
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The ignition keys are for the ign’ition only.
The ignition keys don’t have plugs.
Instead, they have
bar-coded key tags. These tags may be removed
by your
dealer or even before the vehicle
is delivered to your
dealer.
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The door keys are for the
doors and all otherlocks.
Each plughas a code on it that tells your dealer or a
qualified locksmith how to make extra door keys. Keep
the plugs ina safe place. If you lose your door keys,
you’ll be able to have new ones
made using these plugs.
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If you need a new ignition key, go to your Chevrolet
dealer, who can obtain the correct key code. In an
emergency, call Chevrolet Roadside Assistance at
1-800-Chev-USA.
Door Locks
NOTICE:
Your Chevrolet hasa number of new 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
So be sure you
damage your vehicle to get in.
have extra keys.
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From the inside: To lock the door, move the lock control
on the door backward.
From the outside: Use your door key.
TOunlock the door, movethe lock control on the door
forward.
Power Door Locks (Option)
Remote Lock Control (Option)
If your Chevrolet has this option, you can lock and
unlock your doors or unlock your trunkfrom up to
30 feet (9 m)away using the key chain transmitter
supplied with yourvehicle.
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Push the power door lock switch to lock or unlock both
doors at once.
The switch only works when the ignition switch is in
RUN or ACC, or when RAP is present. (See “Retained
Accessory Power” in the Index.)
Leaving Your Vehicle
If you are leaving the vehicle, take your keys, open your
door and set the locks frominside. Then get out and
close the door.
Your Remote Lock Control operates on a radio
frequency subject to Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) Rules.
This device complies with Part15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the followingtwo conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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Should interference to this system occur, try this:
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Check to determine if battery replacement is
necessary. See the instructions on battery
replacement.
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Check the distance. You may be toofar from your
vehicle. This product has a maximum range.
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Check the location. Other vehicles or objects may be
blocking the signal.
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See your Chevroletdealer or a qualified technician
for service.
Changes or modifications to this system by other than an
authorized service facility could void authorization to
use this equipment.
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Operation
The driver’s door will unlock automatically when
UNLOCK is pressed. If UNLOCK is pressed again
within five seconds, the passenger door will also unlock.
All doors will lock whenDOOR is pressed. The hatch
will unlock when the opened trunk symbol is pressed,
but only whenthe ignition switch is not in RUN, andthe
transmission is in PARK (P) if you have an automatic
transmission. If you have a manual transmission, the
parking brake must beset.
The system will turn on theinterior lights for about
40 seconds, or until the ignition switch is turned to
RUN, when you unlock thedoors or hatch. The interior
lamps will come on for about two seconds when you
lock thedoors.
Matching [email protected])To Your Vehicle
To match transmitters to your vehicle:
Each key chain transmitter is coded to prevent another
transmitter from unlocking your vehicle. If a transmitter
is lost or stolen, areplacement can be purchased through
your dealer. Remember to bring any remaining
transmitters with you when yougo 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 notunlock your vehicle.
You can match a transmitter to as 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 have only two transmitters
matched to it.
1. Find the Data Link Connector (DLC). It is in the
bottom of the instrument panel near the steering
column.
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2. Insert one end ofa fused jumper into terminal 8.
Terminal 8 is the top terminal on the far right.
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second transmitter is matched. This means that the
second transmitter will not work untilit is matched
in step 5 .
4. Press any button on the first transmitter. The door
locks should lock and unlock.
5. Press any button onthe second transmitter. The door
locks should lock and unlock.
6. Remove the fused jumper from theDLC.The system
will not work unless thejumper is removed.
7. Check that all the buttons on both transmitters work
correctly.
If the transmitters don’t work,or if you’d rathernot
match thetransmitters yourself, see your Chevrolet
dealer.
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3. Insert the other end of the fused jumper into terminal
4. Terminal 4 is the fourth terminal from the left in
the top row.
You have grounded theprogram input line. You
should hear thedoor locks lock and unlock within
one to three seconds.
When matching transmitters, the first transmitter
code matched will be stored in bothmemories until a
Battery Replacement
Under normal use, thebatteries in your key chain
transmitter should last about two years.
You can tell the batteries are weak if the transmitter
won’t work atthe normal range in any location. If you
have to get close to your vehicle before the transmitter
works, it’s probablytime to change the batteries.
Use two batteries, type DL20 16, or a similar type.
Hatch Release
To replace batteries in the Remote Lock Control:
1. Carefully pry off the cover by inserting a dime (or
similar object) in a slot between the covers and twist.
2. Lift off the front cover, bottom half first.
Your door key opens the hatch.
3. Remove and replace the batteries. Put new batteries
in printed side down.
4. Replace the front cover. Make sure the cover is on
tightly so water won’t get in.
5. Check the transmitter operation.
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Remote Hatch Release (Option)
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Press the switch in your glove box to unlock the hatch
from inside your vehicle. If you have an automatic
transmission, your shift lever must be inPARK (P) or
NEUTRAL (N) to use the switch. If you have a manual
transmission and the ignitionswitch is in RUN, you
must set the parking brake before you can use the
switch.
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The switch only works when the ignition switch is in.
RUN or ACC, or when RAP is present. (See “Retained
Accessory Power” in the Index.)
NOTICE:
If you put things in the hatchback area, be sure
you close it.
they won’t break the glass when
You could break the
Never slam the hatch down.
glass or damage the defogger grid (if equipped).
Theft
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Vehicle theft is big business, especially in some cities.
Although your Chevrolet has a number of theft deterrent
features, we know that nothing weput on it can 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 targetfor joyriders or professional
thieves -- so don’t do it.
When you park yourChevrolet and openthe driver’s
door, you’ll hear a tone reminding you toremove your
key from the ignition and take it with you. Always do
this. Your steering wheel will be locked, and so will
your ignition. If you have an automatic transmission,
taking your keyout also locks your transmission. And
remember to lock the doors.
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Parking at Night
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Park in a lighted spot, close all windows and lock your
vehicle. Remember to keep your valuablesout of sight.
Put them in a storage area, or take them with you.
Parking Lots
If you park in a lot where someone will be watching
your vehicle, it’s best to lock it up and take your keys.
But what if youhave to leave your ignition key? Whatif
you have to leave something valuable in your vehicle?
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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Your vehicle is equippedwith the PASS-Key%
(Personalized Automotive SecuritySystem)
theft-deterrent system. PASS-Key I1 is a passive
theft-deterrent system. It works when you insert or
remove the key from the ignition. PASS-Key I1 uses a
resistor pellet in the ignition keythat matches a decoder
in your vehicle.
When the [email protected] senses that someone is
using the wrong key, it shuts down the vehicle’s starter
and fuel systems. For aboutthree 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 this time, the vehicle will not start. This
discourages someone from randomly trying different
keys with different resistor pellets in an attempt to make
a match.
The ignition key must be clean and dry before it’s
inserted in the ignition or the engine may not start. If the
engine does not start and the SECURITYlight stays on
when you try to start the vehicle, the key may be dirtyor
wet. Turn the ignition off.
Clean and dry the key. Wait about three minutes and try
again. The security light will remain on during this time.
If the starter still won’t work, and the key appears to be
clean and dry, wait about three minutes 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 who can service the PASS-Key’II.
If you accidentally use a key that has a damaged or
missing resistor pellet, the starter won’t work and the
security light will flash. But you don’t have to wait three
minutes before trying another ignition key.
See your Chevrolet dealer or a locksmith who can
service the PASS-Key’II to have a new key made.
If you’re ever driving and the “SECURITY” light comes
on and stays on, you will be able to restart your engine if
you turn it off. Your [email protected], however, is
not working properly andmust be serviced by your
Chevrolet dealer. Your vehicle is not protected by the
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If you lose or damage a PASS-Key’II ignition key, see
your Chevrolet dealer or a locksmith who can service
PASS-Key’II to have a new key made. In an
emergency, call the Chevrolet Roadside 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 longrun if you follow these guidelines:
Keep your speedat 55 mph (88 km/h) or
less for the first
500 miles (804
Don’t drive at any one speed fast or slow
for the first500 miles (804 km).Don’t
make full-throttle starts.
Avoid making hard stops for the
first
200 miles (322km) or so. During this time
your new brake linings aren’tyet broken
in. Hard stops withnew linings can mean
premature wear and earlier replacement.
Follow this “breaking-in’’ guideline every
time you get new brake linings.
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With the ignition key in theignition switch, you can turn
the switch to five positions:
ACC (A): Position in which youcan operate your
electrical power accessories. Press in theignition switch
as youturn the top of it toward you.
LOCK (B): The only position in which you
can remove
the key. This locks your steering wheel, ignition and
automatic transmission.
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If you have an automatic transmission, the ignition
switch can’t be turned to LOCK unless the shift lever is
in the PARK (P) position.
OFF (C): Unlocks the steering wheel, ignition and
automatic transmission, but does not send electrical
power to any accessories. Use this position if your
vehicle must be pushed or towed. A warning tone will
sound if you openthe driver’s door when the ignition is
in OFF and the key is in the ignition.
RUN (D): Position to which the switch returns after you
start your engine and release the switch. The switch
stays in the RUN position when the engine isrunning.
But even when the engine is not running, you can use
RUN to operate your electrical power accessories and to
display some instrument panel warning andindicator
lights.
START (E): Starts the engine. When the engine starts,
release the key. The ignition switch will return to RUN
for normal driving.
Note that even if the engine is not running, ACC and
RUN allow you to operateyour electrical accessories,
such as the radio and ventilation fan.
Key ReleaseButton: If you have a manual
transmission, your ignition lock has a key release button.
You must press the button before you can take your key
out of the ignition lock.
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Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
If you havepower door locks, your vehicle hasa feature
called Retained AccessoryPower (RAP). With RAP
your powerdoor locks, electric mirrors, power
windows, audio system and remote hatch release will
continue to work up to 10 minutes after the ignition key
is turned to OFF and neither door is opened.
NOTICE:
If your key seems stuck inLOCK and you can’t
turn it, be sure it
is all theway in. If it is, then
turn the steeringwheel left and rightwhile you
turn thekey hard. But turn the
key only with
your hand.Using a tool to forceit could break
the key or the ignition
switch. If none of this
works, then yourvehicle needs service.
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If a door is opened, theaudio system and power
windows will shut off. The power door locks, electric
mirrors and remote hatchrelease will work until you
shut the door.Once you have shut the door, these
accessories will continueto work for approximately
35 seconds. After this time you will not
be able to use
these accessories until the nexttime you open a door or
turn on the ignition.
Starting Your Engine
To start yourV6 engine:
Automatic transmission:
1. Without pushing the accelerator pedal, turn your
Move your shift lever to PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (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.
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:
NOTICE:
Don’t try to shiftto PARK (P) if your Chevrolet
is moving. If you do, you could damage the
transmission. Shift toPARK (P) only when your
vehicle is stopped.
Manual transmission:
The gear selector should be in NEUTRAL (N). Hold the
clutch pedal to the floor and start the engine. Your
vehicle won’t start if the clutch pedal is not allthe way
down -- that’s a safety feature.
Holding your key inSTART for longer than
15 seconds at a time will cause your battery
to be
drained much sooner. And the excessive heat can
damage your starter motor.
2. If it doesn’t start right away, hold your key in
START for about three to five seconds at a time until
your engine starts. Wait about 15 seconds between
each try to help avoiddraining your battery.
3. If your engine won’t start (or starts but then stops), it
could be flooded with too much gasoline.Try pushing
your accelerator pedal all the wayto the floor and
holding it there as you hold the key in START for
about three seconds. If the car starts briefly but then
stops again, do the same thing, but this time keep the
pedal down for five or six seconds. This clears the
extra gasoline from the engine. After waiting about15
seconds, repeat the normal starting procedure.
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NOTICE:
Your engine is designed
to work with the
electronics in your vehicle.If you add electrical
parts or accessories, you couldchange the way
the fuel injection systemoperates. Before adding
electrical equipment, check withyour dealer. If
you don’t, your engine mightnot perform
properly.
If you ever have to have your vehicle towed, see
the part of this manual that tells howto do it
without damagingyour vehicle. See “Towing
Your Car” in the Index.
Holding your key in START for longer than
15 seconds at a timewill cause your battery to be
drained much sooner. Andthe excessive heat can
damage your starter motor.
To start your 5.7 Liter LT1 engine:
1. Without pushing the accelerator pedal, turn the
ignition key to START. When the engine starts, let
go of the key. The idle speed will go down as your
engine gets warm.
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2. If it doesn’t start within 10 seconds, push the
accelerator pedal all the way to the floor, while you
hold the ignition key inSTART. When the engine
starts, let go of the key andlet up on the accelerator
pedal. Wait about 15 seconds between each
try to
help avoid draining your battery.
When starting your engine in very cold weather (below
0°F or -18”C), do this:
1. With your foot off the accelerator pedal, turn the
ignition key to START and hold it there. When
the
engine starts, let go of the key. Usethe accelerator
pedal to maintain engine speed, if you haveto, until
your engine has run for a while.
2. If your engine still won’t start (orstarts but then
stops), it could beflooded with too muchgasoline.
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 car starts
briefly but then stops again, do the same thing, but
this time keep the pedal down for five or six seconds.
This clearsthe extra gasoline from the engine.
NOTICE:
Your engine is designed
to work withthe
electronics in your vehicle. If youadd electrical
parts or accessories, you couldchange the way
the fuel injection system operates. Before adding
electrical equipment, check withyour dealer. If
you don’t, your engine might not perform
properly.
If you ever have to have your vehicle towed,see
the part of this manual that tells howto doit
without damaging your vehicle. See “Towing
Your Car” in the Index.
Driving Through Deep Standing
Water
NOTICE:
If you drive too quicklythrough deep puddles or
standing water, water can come inthrough your
engine’s air intake andbadly damage your
engine. Neverdrive through water that is slightly
lower than theunderbody of your vehicle. If you
can’t avoid deep puddles or standing water, drive
through them very slowly.
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Engine Coolant Heater (Option)
To use the coolant heater:
1. Turn off the engine.
2. Open the hood andunwrap the electrical cord.
3. Plug it into a normal, grounded 110-volt outlet.
In very cold weather,0°F (- 18 C) or colder, the engine
coolant heater can help. You’ll get easier starting and
better fuel economy during engine warm-up. Usually,
the coolant heater should be plugged in a minimum of
four hours prior to starting your vehicle.
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NOTICE:
Automatic Transmission
After you’ve used the coolant heater, be sure to
store the cordas it was before to keep it away
If you don’t, it could
from moving engine parts.
be damaged.
How long should you keep the coolant heater plugged
in? Theanswer depends on theweather, the kind of oil
you have, and some other things. Instead of trying to list
everything here, we askthat you contact your Chevrolet
dealer in thearea where you’ll be parking your vehicle.
The dealer can give you the best advice for that
particular area.
There are several different positions for your shift lever.
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PARK (P):This locks yourrear wheels. It’sthe best
position to use when youstart your engine because your
vehicle can’t move easily.
Ensure the shift lever is fully inPARK (P) range before
starting the engine. Your Chevrolet hasa
brake-transmission shift interlock. You have to fully
apply your regular brakes before you can shift
from
PARK (P) when the ignition key is in theRUN position.
If you cannot shift outof PARK (P), ease pressure on
the shift lever - push the shift lever all the way into
PARK (P) and also release theshift lever button on floor
shift console models as you maintain brake application.
Then move the shiftlever into the gear you wish.(Press
the shift lever button beforemoving the shift lever on
floor shift console models.) See “Shifting Out of
PARK (P)” in this section.
REVERSE (R):Use this gear to back up.
NOTICE:
Shifting to REVERSE (R)while your vehicle is
moving forward could damage your
transmission. Shift to REVERSE
(R)only after
your vehicleis stopped.
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ydw’\t&icle back and forth to get out of snow, ice
or sand without damaging your transmission, see “Stuck:
In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow, If You’re” in the Index.
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NOTICE:
Damage to your transmission caused by shifting
out of PARK (P)or NEUTRAL(N) with the
engine racing isn’t covered by your warranty.
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.
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This position is for normal driving. If you need more
power for passing, and you’re:
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Going less than about 35 mph (56 km/h), push your
accelerator pedal about halfway down.
- Going about 35 mph (56 km/h) or more, push the
accelerator all the way down.
You’ll shift down tothe next gear and have more
power.
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THIRD (D): This is like @, but you never go into
Overdrive.
Here are some times you might choose D instead of 0:
- When driving on hilly, winding roads
- When towing a trailer, so there is less shifting
between gears
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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 yougo down steep
mountain roads, but then you would also want to use
your brakes off and on.
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Don’t drive in SECOND(2) for more than
5 miles (8 km), or at speeds over55 mph
(88 km/h), or you can damage your transmission.
Use @ or DRIVE (D) as much aspossible.
Don’t shift into SECOND(2) unless you are going
slower than 65 mph (105 k d ) , or you can
damage yourengine.
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FIRST (1): This position gives you even more power
(but lower fuel economy) than SECOND (2).You can
use it on very steep hills, or in deep snowor mud. If the
selector lever is put in FIRST (1) the transmission won’t
shift into first gear until the vehicleis going slowly
enough.
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If your rearwheels can’t rotate, don’ttry to
drive. This might happen
if you were stuck in
very deep sandor mudor were up againsta solid
object. You could damage your transmission.
Also, if you stop when going uphill,don’t hold
your vehicle there with onlythe accelerator
pedal. This could overheat and damage the
transmission. Use your brakes or shift into
PARK (P) to hold yourvehicle in position on
a hill.
Maximum engine speed is limited to protect driveline
components from improper operation.
Manual Transmission
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You can shift into FIRST (1) when you’re going less
than 20 mph (32 km/h). If you’ve come to a complete
stop and it’s hard to shift into FIRST (l),put the shift
lever in NEUTRAL (N) and let up on the clutch. Press
the clutch pedal back down. Then shift into “1.”
SECOND (2): Press the clutch pedal to the floor as
you let up on theaccelerator pedal and shift into
SECOND (2). Then, slowly let up on the clutch pedal
as you press the accelerator pedal.
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Five-Speed
This is your shift pattern. Here’s how tooperate your
transmission:
FIRST (1): Press the clutch pedal and shift into “1.’,
Then, slowly let up on the clutch pedal as you press the
accelerator pedal.
THIRD, FOURTH AND FIFTH(3,4 and 5 Gears):
- Shift into THIRD, FOURTH andFIFTH the same
way you do for SECOND (2). Slowly let up on the
clutch pedal as youpress the accelerator pedal.
To Stop: Let up on the accelerator pedal and press the
brake pedal. Just before the vehicle stops, press the
clutch pedal and the brake pedal, and shift to
NEUTRAL (N).
NEUTRAL (N): Use this position when you start or
idle your engine.
REVERSE (R): To back up, press down the clutch pedal
and shift into REVERSE (R). Let up on the clutch pedal
slowly while pressing the accelerator pedal.
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Shift toREVERSE (R)only after your vehicleis
stopped. Shifting to REVERSE (R) while your
vehicle is moving could damage yourtransmission.
Also, use Reverse,along with the parking brake, for
parking your vehicle.
Six-Speed
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This is your shift pattern. Here’s howto operate your
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FIRST (1): Press the clutch pedal and shift into
FIRST (1). Then, slowly let up on the clutch pedal as
you pressthe accelerator pedal.
You can shift into FIRST (1) when you’re goingless
than 20 mph (30 km/h). If you’ve come to a complete
stop and it’s hard toshift into FIRST (1) put the shift
lever in NEUTRAL (N) and let up on the clutch. Press
the clutch pedal back down.Then shift into FIRST (1).
SECOND (2): Press the clutch pedal as youlet up on
the accelerator pedal and shiftinto SECOND (2). Then,
slowly let up on the clutch pedal as you press the
accelerator pedal
THIRD, FOURTH, 1 ?TH AND SIXTH (3,4,5 and
6 gears): Shift into THIRD, FOURTH, FIFTH AND
SIXTH gear the same way you do forSECOND (2).
Slowly let upon the clutch pedal as you press the
accelerator pedal.
To Stop: Press the clutch pedal and the brakepedal, and
shift to NEUTRAL (N).
Neutral: Use this position when youstart or idle your
engine.
REVERSE (R):To back up, press down the clutch
pedal and shift into REVERSE (R).Let up on the clutch
pedal slowly while pressing the accelerator pedal. If you
shift from SIXTH(6) into REVERSE (R) the shift lever
must be first placed in the NEUTRAL(N) position
centered between SECOND (2) and THIRD (3) prior to
shifting into REVERSE(R).
Skip Shift Light(5.7LLTl Engine)
Your 6-speed manual transmission has a feature that
allows you to safely shift into REVERSE (R) while the
vehicle is rolling (at lessthan 5 mph). You will be
“locked-out” if you try to shift into REVERSE(R)
while your vehicle is moving faster than 5 mph.
If you have turned your ignition off and wish to park
your car in REVERSE (R), you will have to move the
shift leverquickly to the right, “crashing” through the
high load spring and then into gear.
When this light comes on, you can only shift from
FIRST (1) to FOURTH (4) instead of F’IRST (1) to
SECOND (2). This helps you to get thebest possible
fuel economy.
This light will come on under these conditions:
The engine coolant temperature is greater than
170°F (77”C),
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You are going 15-20 mph (24-32 kmh), and
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You are at 35% throttle or less.
When this light is on, the gear shift lever will let you
shift from FIRST (1) gear to FOURTH (4) gears only.
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Shift Speeds Manual Transmission
Once you are in FOURTH (4), you can press the clutch
again and shift into another gear.
This chart shows when to shift to the next higher gear
for best fuel economy.
Follow the shift speeds on this chart when the ‘‘SKIP
SHIFT” light is on.
Computer Aided Manual Transmission Shift Speeds:
1st to 4th. . . . . . . 15 mph (24 km/h)
4th to 5th
5th to 6th
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... . . .
MANUAL TRANSMISSION RECOMMENDEDSHIFT SPEEDS, IN MPH (kmlh)
25 mph (40 km/h)*
Engine
40 mph (64km/h)**
3.4L L32
(Code S)
Acceleration Shift Speed
3 to 4
4 t5O 5
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32-37
(34-35)
(51-59)
45-47
(72-75)
1 to 2
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13-1 6
(21-25)
to 6
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Each time you come to a stop, the engine’s Electronic
Control Module (ECM) determines when to activate the
“SKIP SHIFT” upshift system. Use SECOND (2) gear
only when youaccelerate very quickly from a stop. You
can then follow the fullgear shift pattern.
*30 mph (48 km/h) when accelerating to highway
speeds.
**45 mph (72km/h) when accelerating to highway
speeds.
If your speed drops below20 mph (30 km/h), or if the
engine is not running smoothly, you should downshift
to
the next lower gear.You may have to downshifttwo or
more gearsto keep the engine running smoothly or for
good performance.
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Parking
Parking Brake
The parking brake uses the brakes on the rear wheels.
NOTICE:
If you skip more than one gear when you
downshift, orif you race the enginewhen you
downshift, you can damage the clutch or
transmission.
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
If you have this feature, your rear axle cangive you
additional traction on snow, mud, ice, sand or gravel. It
works like a standard axle most of the time, but when
one of the rear wheels has no traction and the other does,
the limited-slip feature will allow the wheel with
traction to move the vehicle.
To set the parking brake:
Hold the brake pedal down
and pull up on the parking brake lever.If the ignition is
on, the brake system warning light will come on.
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I NOTICE:
Driving with the parking brake on can cause
your rear brakes to overheat.
You may have to
replace them, andyou could also damage other
parts of your vehicle.
If you are towing a trailer and are parking
on any
hill: See “Towinga Trailer” in the Index. That section
shows what to dofirst to keep the trailer from moving.
To release the parking brake:Holdthe brake pedal
down. Pull the parking brakelever up until you can push
in the release button. Holdthe release button in asyou
move the brakelever all the way down.
Shifting IntoPARK (P)
(Automatic Transmission Models only)
1. Hold the brake pedal down with your right foot and
set the parking brake.
2. Move the shift lever intoPARK (P) position by
holding in the buttonon the lever, and pushthe lever
all the waytoward 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 ignitionkey in
your hand, your vehicle isin PARK (P).
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Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine
Running (Automatic Tkansmission)
Torque Lock (Automatic Transmission)
If you are parking on a hill and you don’t shift
your
transmission into PARK (P) properly, the weight of the
vehicle mayput too much force on the parking pawlin
the transmission. You may find it difficult to pull the
shift lever out of PARK (P).This is called “torque lock.”
To prevent torque lock, set the parking brakeand then
shift into PARK (P) properly before you leave the
driver’s seat. To find out how,see “Shifting into
PARK (P) inthe Index.
When ydu are ready to drive, move the shift lever out of
PARK (P) before you release the parking brake.
If you haveto leave your vehicle with the engine
running, be sure your vehicle is in PARK (P) and your
parking brake is firmly set before you leave it. After
you’ve movedthe shift leverinto the PARK(P)
position, hold the regularbrake pedal down. Then, seeif
you can movethe shift lever away from PARK (P)
without first pushing the button. If you can, it means
that the shift lever wasn’t fully lockedinto PARK (P).
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If “torque lock” does occur, you may needto have
another vehicle push yours little
a uphill to take some of
the pressure from the transmission, so you can pull the
shift lever out of PARK (P).
Shifting Out ofPARK (P)
(Automatic Transmission)
Your Chevrolet has a brake-transmission shift interlock.
You have to fully apply your regular brake before you
can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition is in the
RUN position. See “Automatic Transmission” in the
Index.
If you canil6t shift out of PARK (P), ease pressure on
the shift lever -- push the shift lever all the way into
PARK (P) and release the shift lever button as you
maintain brake application. Then press the shift lever
button and move the shift lever into
the gear you wish.
3. Shift to NEUTRAL (N).
4. Start the vehicle and then shift to the drive gear YOU
want.
5. Have the vehicle fixed as soon as you can.
Parking Your Vehicle
(Manual Transmission)
Before you get out of your vehicle, put your manual
transmission in REVERSE (R) and firmly apply the
parking brake.
If your vehicle is equipped to tow a trailer, see “Towing
a Trailer” in the Index.
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.
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Parking Over Things That Burn
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Engine Exhaust
Running Your Engine While You’re
Parked (Automatic Transmission)
It’s better not to parkwith the engine running. But if you
ever haveto, here aresome things to know.
Follow the proper steps to be sure your vehicle won’t
move, See “Shifting Into PARK (P)” in the Index.
If you are parking on a hill and if you’re pulling a
trailer, also see “Towing a Trailer” in the Index.
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Windows
Manual Windows
Rotate the window crankhandle to open andclose each
door window.
Power Windows (Option)
With power windows, switches on thedoor control each
window when theignition is on or when RAPis present.
(See “Retained AccessoryPower” in the Index.)
You can open the passenger window any
amount by
pressing the switch and releasing
it when the window
has lowered to the position you want.
The switch for the driver’s windowhas as Express
Down feature. Quickly press andrelease the switch for
the driver’s window and the window will lower
completely.
You can also open the driver’s window any amount by
pressing the switch againwhile the window is in the
Express Down mode whenit has loweredto the position
you want.
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Horn
Tilt Wheel
To sound the horn, press either horn symbol on your
steering wheel.
A tilt steering wheel allows you to adjust the steering
wheel before you drive.
You can also raise it to the highest level to give your
legs more room when you exit and enter the vehicle.
To tilt the wheel, hold the steering wheel and pullthe
lever. Move thesteering wheel to a comfortable level,
then release the lever to lock the wheel in place.
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The Turn SignaVHeadlamp Beam
Lever
The lever on the left side of the steering column
includes your:
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Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator
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Headlamp High/Low Beam and Passing Signal
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WindshieldWipers
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WindshieldWasher
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Cruise Control (Option)
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Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator
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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 thelever 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 thedirection of the turn
or lanechange.
Headlamp High-Low Beam
To change the headlamps
from low beam to high or
high to low, pullthe turn
signal lever all the way
toward you. Then release it.
When the high beams are
on, this blue light on the
instrument panel also will
be on.
To signal a lane change, just raise or lowerthe 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 arrows don’t
flash but just stay on, a signal bulb may be burned out
and other drivers won’t see your turn signal.
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” in the Index).
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Windshield Wipers
For a single wiping cycle, turn the band to MIST. Hold
it there until the wipers start, then let go. The wipers will
stop after one cycle. If you want more cycles, hold the
band on MIST longer.
You can set the wiper speedfor along or short delay
between wipes. This can be very usefulin light rain or
snow. Turn the band to
choose the delay time. The
closer to LO, the shorter the delay.
For steady wiping at low speed, turn the band away
from you to theLO position. For high speed wiping,
turn the band further, to HI. To stop the wipers, move
the band to OFF.
Heavy snowor ice can overload your wipers.A circuit
breaker will stop them until the motor cools. Clear away
snow or ice to prevent an overload.
You control the windshield wipers by turning the band
with the wiper symbol on it.
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Windshield Washer
NOTICE:
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At thetop of the turn signalheadlamp beam lever
there’s a paddle with the word PUSH on it.To spray
washer fluid on the windshield, just push the paddle.
The washer will continue to spray until you release the
paddle for less than a second. The wipers will clear the
window and wipe a few more times before stopping or
returning to the previous setting.
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When usingconcentrated 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 fluidtank and
other partsof 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 could damage
the tank if
it is completely full.
Don’t use radiator antifreeze in your
windshield washer.It can damage your
washer systemand paint.
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Cruise Control (Option)
When you apply your brakes, or push the clutch pedal, if
you have a manual transmission, the cruise control shuts
Off.
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).
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If your vehicle is in cruise control when the optional
ASR System begins to limit wheel spin, the cruise
control will automatically disengage. (See “ASR
System’’ in the Index). When road conditions allow you
to safely use it again, you may turnthe cruise back on.
To Set Cruise Control
1. Move the cruise control switch to ON
2. Get up to the speed you want.
3. Push in the set button at the end of the lever and
release it.
4. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal.
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To Resume a Set Speed
To Increase Speed While Using Cruise
Control
There are two ways to go to a higher speed. Here’sthe
first:
1. Use the accelerator pedal to get to the higher speed.
2. Push the button at theend of the lever, then release
the button and theaccelerator pedal. You’ll now
cruise at the higher speed.
Here’s the second way to go to a higher speed:
1. Move the Cruise switch from ON to WA. Hold it
there until you getup to the speed you want,and
then release the switch.
Suppose you set your cruise control at a desired speed
and then you applythe brake or clutch pedal. This, of
course, shuts off the cruise control. But you don’t need
to reset it. Once you’re going about 25 mph (40 km/h)
or more, you can movethe cruise control switch from
ON to R/A (Resume/Accelerate) for about half a second.
You’ll go right back up to your chosen speed and stay
there.
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2. To increase your speed in very small amounts, move
the switch toR/A for lessthan half a second andthen
release it. Each time youdo this, your vehicle willgo
about 1 mph (1.6 kmh) faster.
To Reduce Speed While Using Cruise
Control
There are two ways to reduce ?bur speed while using
cruise control:
1. Push in the button at the end of the leveruntil you
reach the lower speed you want, then release it.
2. To slow down in very small amounts, push the
button for lessthan half a second. Each time you do
this, you’ll go 1 mph (1.6 km/h) slower.
Using Cruise Control on Hills
How well your cruise control will workon hills depends
upon your speed, load, and the steepnessof the hills.
When going up steep hills, you may have to step on the
accelerator pedal to maintain your speed. Whengoing
downhill, you may haveto brake or shift toa lower gearto
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 cruise control on steep
hills.
Passing Another Vehicle WhileUsing
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 cruisecontrol speed you set earlier.
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To Get Out of Cruise Control
To Erase Speed Memory
There are several waysto turn off the cruise control:
When you turn off thecruise control or the ignition,
your cruise control set speed memoryis erased.
1. Step lightly on the brake pedalor push the clutch
pedal, if you have a manual transmission; OR
2. Move the Cruise switch to OFF.
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Lamps
Main Lamp Control
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Headlamps
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Taillamps
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Parking lamps
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License lamps
Sidemarker lamps
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Instrument panel lamps
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Turn the knob to this position to turn on your
headlamps and other operating lamps.
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Turn the knob to this position to turn on your
parking lamps without your headlamps
Turn the knob to OFF to turn off the lamps.
Lamps On Reminder
The main lamp control is a knob that works these lamps:
If you turn the ignition“Off’ and leave the lamps on,
you will hear a chime when you open the driver’s door.
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Brightness Control
Daytime Running Lamps (Canada)
Daytime Running Lamps(DRL) make it easier to see
can be
the front of your vehicle during the day. DRL
helpful when it’s raining and in the short periods after
dawn and before sunset.
A light sensor on top of the instrument panel makes the
DRL work, so be sure it isn’t covered.
The DRL system will make your front turn signal lamps
come on when:
0 The ignition is on
The headlamp switch is off, and
0 The parking brake is released.
This switch controls the brightness of your
instrument panel lights. Turn the switch to brighten
or
dim the lamps. If you turn the switch all theway up,
your courtesy lamps will come on.
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When the DRL areon, only your front turn signal lamps
will be on. The taillamps, sidemarkerand other lamps
won’t be on. Your instrument panelwon’t be lit up either.
When it’s dark enough outside, your front turn signal
lamps will go out and your headlamps willcome on.
The other lamps that comeon with your headlamps will
also come on.
When it’s bright enoughoutside, the regular lamps will
go off, and your front turn signal lamps come
on.
As with any vehicle, you should turn on the regular
headlamp system any time you needit.
Fog Lamps (Option)
Fog lamps will go off whenever your high beams come
on. When the high beams go off, the fog lamps will
come on again.
Interior Lamps
Courtesy Lamps
When any door isopened, several interior lamps go on.
These lamps arecourtesy lamps. They make it easier for
you to enter and leave your vehicle.
Courtesy lamps include the dome lamp and other lamps
throughout the interior of your vehicle.
Use your fog lamps for better vision in foggy or misty
conditions. Your parking lamps must be on or your fog
lamps won’t work.
To turn the foglamps on, push the switch above. Push
the bottom of theswitch to turn the fog lampsoff. A
light on theswitch will come on when the fog lamps
are on.
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Front MapLamps
Mirrors
Inside Daymight Rearview Mirror
Your inside rearview mirror includes two map lamps.
Each lamp has its own switch. Use the switch closest to
the lamp to turn it on. The lamps will also go on when a
door is opened.
Courtesy lamps include the dome lamp and other lamps
throughout the interior of your vehicle.
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An inside rearview mirror is attached to your
windshield. The mirror has pivots so that you can adjust
it.
You can adjust the mirror for day or night driving. Pull
the tab for night driving to reduce glare. Push the tab for
daytime driving.
Manual Outside Adjustable Mirror
Electric Mirror Control (Option)
Adjust the passenger side outsidemirror by hand so that
you canjust see the side
of your vehicle when you are
sitting in a comfortable driving position.
Manual Remote Control Mirror
Adjust the driverside outside mirror with the lever on
the door. Adjust the mirror so that you can just see the
side of your vehicle when you are sitting in a
comfortable driving position.
The electric mirror control is on the driver’s door. To
adjust either mirror, turn the switch to LEFT (L) or
RIGHT (R). Then use the joystick to adjust the mirror.
The control only works when the ignition switch is in
RUN or ACC, or when RAP is present. (See “Retained
Accessory Power” in the Index.)
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Convex OutsideMirror
Twin Lift-off Roof Panels (Option)
Your passenger’s side mirror is convex.
If you have this option, you can remove one or both
lift-off roof panels.
A convex mirror’s surface is curved so you can see more
from the driver’s seat.
Floor Mats
Your Chevrolet’s floor mats are custom-fitted to the foot
wells. Be sure the driver’s floor mat is in place. If it
isn’t, it could interfere withthe accelerator or brake
pedals.
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The door key unlocks the panels. Turn the key to the left
to unlock the panel.
Then pull on the release handle to unlatch the panel. Lift
the outer edge of the panel and pull it towad you.
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Open the close-out panel completely.Place the panel in
the correct slot (driver or passenger) in the rear areaof
your vehicle. Make sure the handle is open andfacing
you when you putit in the storage slot.
Push the handle closedto secure the panel in the slot.To
lock each panel in the storage area, use your door key.
T-Top Sunshades
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Reverse the steps aDove to install theT-top panels.
When installing panels, be sure to align weatherstrips
properly. Panels incorrectly installed may leak.
I NOTICE:
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High pressure car washes may cause water
to
enter your vehicle. Never spray water directly at
the roof panel joints. This will cause leaks.
1. Start with the panel marked DRIVER FRONT.
Unlatch the driver-side T-top, raise it halfway and
close the latch handle.
2. With the top raised and resting on the center roof
rail, slide the flatedge of the sunshade panel (with
the vinyl side to the glass) between the glass and
plastic trim, making sure the edge marked DRIVER
FRONT is pointing to the frontof the vehicle.
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3. Open the latch and close the T-top. Check to see if
there are any gaps showing. Unlatch the T-top and
adjust the sunshade as required.
4. Once the sunshade is installed properly, you can
stick [email protected] on the glass for a proper fit
every time you install the sunshades. To do this, first
remove the T-top with thesunshade installed and
place it upside down ona table or bench. Takecare
not to scratch the glass.
5. Pull the sunshade back a little and remove the
backing paper from the [email protected] buttons. Push the
sunshade back into placesticking the [email protected] to the
glass.
6 . Install the T-top, close the latch and lock the T-top.
Repeat the above steps for the passenger-side
sunshade.
Storage and Compartments
Glove Box
You can store the sunshades two different ways:
1. When the T-tops are in use, store the sunshades in
their storage area in therear of the vehicle and make
sure the close-out panel is in its closed, upright
position.
2. When you have the T-tops off, and in their storage
slots, store the sunshades on the T-tops in their
installed position.
To open the glove box, lift up on the lever. Use your
door key to lock and unlock it. The glove box has a light
inside.
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Map Pocket
Front Console
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Each door has a map pocket.
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To use the storage area, pull up on the front end of the
console. There isa cupholder and lamp and in the
console.
Accessory Plug
Cassette Storage
This plug is located inside the front section ahead of the
shift lever of the console. Theplug can be used to
connect electrical equipment such as a cellularphone or
CB radio. Be sure to follow the installation instructions
included with the equipment.
The plug has three separate wires:
The orange wire connects to the battery.
The pink wire connects to the ignition. Power is only
available in RUN.
The black wire connects to the ground.
NOTICE:
When using the accessory plug:
The maximum load of any electrical
equipment should not exceed3 amps.
Be sure to turn off any electrical equipment
when not in use. Leaving electrical equipment
on for extended periods can drain your battery.
We recommend that you see a qualified technician or
your dealerfor the proper installationof your equipment.
You have a storage area for cassette tapes located
beneath the audio system.
Close-Out Pane1
To remove theclose-out panel:
Close the panel. If the close-out panel is not closed
and resting on the trim panel, it cannot be removed.
Pull the panel toward you to unsnap it. Then slide the
close-out panel along the groove in the trim panel.
Reverse the steps toinstall the panel.
The close-out panel can beclosed for hidden storage in
the rear area of your vehicle.
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When carrying large or heavy items, it is a good idea to
open the panel and place the items in the rear area.
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Sun Visors
Ashtray and Lighter
Front Ashtray
To block out glare, you can swing down the visors. You
can also swing them to the side. The elastic bands on
your visor provide extra storage for maps or papers.
Covered Visor Vanity Mirror
Pull down the sun visor andlift the cover to expose the
vanity mirror.
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Lift up the cover to open the ashtray.To remove it, lift
up on the right side of the ashtray. If you have an
automatic transmission, the ashtray is near thefront of
your console. If you have a manual transmission,the
ashtray is near your cupholder.
NOTICE:
Don’t put papers and other
things that burninto
your ashtrays. If you do, cigarettes or other
smoking materials could set them on fire, causing
damage.
I 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 theheating element whenit’s
ready. That can make it overheat, damaging the
lighter and theheating element.
Cigarette Lighter
If you plug accessories into your cigarette lighter, such
as heating devices or air compressors, these accessories
should have a rated current of less than 15 amps.
Exceeding this limit will resultin a blown fuse.
To use the lighter, push it in all the way and let go.
When it’s ready,it will pop back by itself.
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Instrument Panel
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1. Upper Air Vent
13. Cupholder
2. Main Light Control
3. Side Upper Air Vent
14. Storage Console and Compact Disc Storage (if
equipped)
4. Instrument Cluster
15. Acceleration Slip Regulation Switch (if equipped)
5. Comfort Controls
16. Ashtray (Automatic Transmission)
6 . Audio System
17. Cigarette Lighter
7. Side Window Defogger Vent
18. Horn
8. Glove Box
19. Rear Window Defogger Switch
9. Remote Hatch Release
20. Fog Lamp Switch (if equipped)
10. Cassette Tape Storage
2 1. Convertible Top Switch (if equipped)
11. Shift Lever
22. Ashtray (Manual Transmission)
12. Parking Brake Lever
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Instrument Panel and Cluster
Your instrument cluster is designed to let you know at a
glance how your vehicle is running. You’ll know how
fast you’re going, about how much fuel you have left
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and many other things you’ll need to know to drive
safely and economically.
Speedometer and Odometer
Tachometer
Your speedometer lets you see your speed in both miles
per hour (mph) and kilometers per hour (km/h). Your
odometer shows how far your vehicle has been driven,
in eithermiles (used in the US.) or kilometers (used in
Canada).
The tachometer displays the engine speed in thousands
of revolutions per minute (rpm).
Your Chevrolet’s odometer is tamper-resistant, If you
can see silver lines between the numbers, probably
someone has tried to turn it back. The numbers may not
be true.
You may wonder what happens if yourChevrolet needs
a new odometer installed. If possible, the new one has to
be set to the same reading the old one had. If it can’t be,
then it’s set at zero, but a label on the driver’s door must
show the old reading and when the new one was
installed.
Trip Odometer
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Do not operate the engine with the tachometer in
the red area, or engine damage may occur.
Warning Lights, Gages and
Indicators
Warning lights and gages can signal thatsomething is
wrong before it becomes serious enough to cause an
expensive repair or replacement. Paying attention to
your warning lights and gages could also save you or
others from injury.
The trip odometer can tell you how far your car has been
driven since you last set the trip odometer to zero.
To set the trip odometer to zero, press the knob.
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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 startthe
engine just tolet you know they’re working. If you are
familiar with this section, you should notbe alarmed
when this happens.
Safety Belt ReminderLight
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 withyour 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 tellsyou
what to doabout 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.
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When the key is turned to RUN or START, atone will
come on for about eight seconds to remind people to
fasten their safety belts, unlessthe driver’s safety beltis
already buckled. The safety belt light willalso 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.
AIR
BAG
The system checks the air
bag’s electrical system for
malfunctions. The light
tells you if there is an
electrical problem.
Brake System Warning Light
Your Chevrolet’s hydraulic
brake system is divided into
two parts. If one part isn’t
working, the other part can
still work and stop you. For
good braking, though, you
need both parts working
well.
If the warning light comes on, there could be a brake
problem. Have your brake system inspected right away.
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 go out. This means the system is ready.
If the air bag readiness light doesn’t come on whenyou
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.
This light should come on briefly as you start the
vehicle. If it doesn’t come on then, have itfixed so it
will be ready to warn you if there’s a problem.
If the light comes on while you are driving, pull off the
road and stop carefully. You may notice that the pedal is
harder to push. Or, the pedal may go closer to the floor.
It may take longer to stop. If the lightis still on, or if the
anti-lock brake system warning light is flashing,have
the vehicle towed for service. (See “Anti-Lock Brake
System Warning Light” and “TowingYour Car”in the
Index.)
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Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
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The brake system warninglight will also come on when
you set your parking brake, and it will stayon if your
parking brake doesn’t release fully.If it stays on after
your parking brake is fully released,it means you have a
brake problem.
With the anti-lock brake system, this light will comeon
when you start your engine and it will stay on for three
seconds. That’s normal. If the light doesn’t comeon,
have it fixed so it will be readyto warn you if there is a
problem.
If the light flashes when you’re driving, you don’t have
anti-lock brakes and therecould be a problem with your
regular brakes. Pull off the road and
stop carefully. You
may notice that the pedal is harderto push. Or, the pedal
may go closer to the floor. It maytake longer to stop.
Have the vehicle towed for service. (See “Towing Your
Car” in the Index.)
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ASR (Acceleration Slip Regulation) System
Warning Light (Option)
ASR
OFF
If the anti-lock brake system warning light stays on
longer than normal after you’vestarted your engine, turn
the ignition off. Or, if the light comes on and stays on
when you’re driving, stop assoon as possible and turn
the ignition off. Then start the engine again to reset the
system. If the light still stays on, or comes on again
while you’re driving, your Chevrolet needs service. If
the light is on but not flashing and the regular brake
system warning light isn’t on, you still have brakes, but
you don’t have anti-lock brakes.
This warning light should come on briefly as you start
the engine. If the warning light doesn’t come onthen,
have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there’sa
problem. If it stays on, or comes on when you’re
driving, there may be a problem with your ASR system
and your vehicle may needservice. When this warning
light is on, the system will not limit wheel spin. Adjust
your driving accordingly.
If your brakes begin to overheat, the brake portion of the
ASR system will shut down, but the throttle and engine
spark control will continue to work. The warning light
will not come on whenthis happens.
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The ASR system warning light may come on for the
following reasons:
Low Traction Light
If you turn thesystem off by pressing the button
located on the console near the cigarette lighter, the
warning light will come on and stay on. To turn the
system back on, press the button again. The warning
light should go off. (See “ASR System” in the Index
for more information.)
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If the temperature of the throttle control begins to
rise, the system will turn offand the warning light
will come on until the system cools down. The
system does this to prevent damage from
overheating.
If the ASR system warning light comes on and stays on
for anextended period of time when the system is
turned on, your vehicle needs service.
When your anti-lock system is adjusting brake pressure
to help avoid a braking skid, theLOW TRAC light will
appear on your instrument cluster.If you have theASR
system, this light will also come on when the systemis
limiting wheel spin. Slippery roadconditions may exist
if this light comes on, so adjust your driving
accordingly. The light will stay on for a few seconds
after the anti-lock system stops adjusting brake pressure
or the ASR system stops limiting wheel spin.
The LOW TRAC light also comeson briefly, as a bulb
check, when the engine is started.If the light doesn’t
come on then, have it fixedso it will be there to tell you
when the anti-lock brake systemor ASR system is active.
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Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
Low Coolant Light(V8 Engine)
This gage shows the engine coolant temperature. If the
gage pointer moves into the red area, your engine is too
hot! It means that your engine coolant has overheated. If
you have been operating your vehicle under normal
driving conditions, you should pull off the road, stop
your vehicle and turnoff the engine as soon as possible.
This red warning light should come on while you are
starting your engine. If the light doesn’t come on, have it
repaired. The light also comes on when the coolant in
your radiator is low. You may need to add coolant. See
the Index under “Engine Coolant.”
HOT COOLANT CAN BURN YOU BADLY!
In “Problems on the Road,” this manual shows what to
do. See “Engine Overheating” in the Index.
NOTICE:
Driving with theLOW COOLANT lighton could
cause your Chevrolet to overheat. See “Engine
Overheating’’ in the Index. Your Chevrolet could
be damaged, and it wouldn’t be covered by your
warranty.
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Malfunction Indicator Lamp
(Service Engine Soon Light)
SERVICE
ENGINE 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 as
begood
as smoothly. This
and your engine may not run
could lead to costly repairs not covered by your
warranty.
OBD I1 3800 L36 Engine (Code K)
A computer monitors operation of your fuel, ignition
and emission control systems. This amber indicator light
should come on when the ignitionis 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.
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Certain vehicles are equipped with a new emission
diagnostic system. You can tell whether your vehiclehas
this system by reading yourtune-up label Iocated under
the hood. If the label says OBDI1 on it, the following
instructions apply.
Your Chevrolet is equipped with an onboard
computer
which monitors operationof the emission control
system. This system is called OBD I1 (On-Board
Diagnostics-Second Generation) and is intendedto
assure that emissions are at acceptable levelsfor the life
of the vehicle, helpingto produce a cleaner
environment. The SERVICE ENGINE SOON light
comes on to indicate when service is required.
Malfunctions often will be indicatedby the system
before any problem is apparent, which may prevent
more serious damage to your vehicle. This system is
also designed to assist your service technician in
correctly diagnosing any malfunction.
The SERVICE ENGINE SOON light should come on,
as a checkto show you it is working, when the ignition
is on and the engine is not running. This light will also
come on during a malfunction in one of two ways:
Light on steady - indicates a system malfunction has
been detected. Drive the vehicle to the dealer for
service at your first opportunity.
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Light flashing - indicates a misfire has been detected
which may damage the emission control system. The
damage may be reduced by lowering the vehicle
speed, reducing the amount of cargo being hauled or
trailered, avoiding hard acceleration, or by avoiding
steep uphill grades. If these actions are effective, the
light will stop flashingand remain on steady.Drive
the vehicle to adealer for service. If the light
continues to flash, stop the vehicle. Wait for a steady
light to come on,then drive the vehicle to a dealer
for service.
These following conditions also may cause the
SERVICE ENGINE SOON light to come on:
Low Fuel/Out of Fuel - As the vehicle starts to run out
of fuel the SERVICEENGINE SOON light may come
on as aresult of an engine misfire. Filling your gasoline
tank should correct this condition. Make sure to install
the gas cap fully. It will require a few driving trips to
turn the light off.
Poor Quality Fuel - Be sure to fuel your vehicle with
quality fuel. Your engine may not runefficiently on poor
fuel. Poor fuel may cause stalling, hesitation or misfire.
These conditions may go away when the engine is
warmed-up. However, poor quality fuel may cause the
SERVICE ENGINE SOON light to come on.
Have a dealer check the vehicle. If no problems are
found, you may wantto change to another brand of fuel.
Driving Through Standing Water - Driving your vehicle
through puddles of deep standing water may result in a
temporary misfire condition. This condition will usually
correct itself shortly after the electrical system dries out.
It will require a few driving trips to turn the light off.
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Engine Oil Pressure Gage
5.7L Engine Only
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This gage tells you if there could be a problem with your
engine oil pressure.
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The engine oil pressure gage shows the engine oil
pressure in psi (pounds per square inch)in the U.S., or
kPa (kilopascals) in Canada, when the engine is running.
Oil pressure should be 20 to 80 psi (140 to 550 kPa). On
the 3.8 L engine the oil pressure should be between
20 and 120 psi (140 to 827 kPa). It may vary with
engine speed, outside temperature and oil viscosity, but
readings above the red area showthe normal operating
range. Readings i n the red area tell you that the engine is
low on oil, or that you might have some other oil
problem. See “Engine Oil” in the Index.
Low Oil Light
This red warning light
should come on while
you are starting your
engine. If the light
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Damage to your engine from neglected
oil
problems can becostly and is not covered by your
warranty.
If the light stays on after starting your engine, your
engine oil level may be too low. You may need to add
oil. See “Engine Oil” in theIndex.
NOTICE:
The oil level monitoring systemonly checks the
oil level when you are starting your
engine. It
does not keep monitoring the
level once the
engine is running. Also, the oil level check only
works when the engine has been turned
off long
enough for the
oil to drain back into oil
the pan.
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Voltmeter
If you idle your engine for a while, the voltmeter
reading might moveinto the yellow zone.If the reading
stays in the yellow zone while you are driving, you may
have a problem with theelectrical charging system.
Have it checked. While the voltmeter reads in the yellow
zone, your battery may not be able to power certain
electrical accessories, like ABS. (If this happens, your
ABS INOP light will come on. See “Anti-Lock Brake
System Warning Light” inthis section.)
If you must drive a short distance with the voltmeter
reading in a warning zone, turn
off all your accessories,
including your air conditioning system and audio
systems.
You can read battery voltageon your voltmeter.If it
reads less than 11 volts or more than 16 volts while your
engine is running, and it stays there, you mayhave a
problem with the electricalcharging system. Have it
checked right away.Driving with the voltmeter reading
in a warningzone could drain your battery.
Check Gages Light
CHECK GAGES
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This red warning light
will come on briefly
when you are starting
the engine. If the light
comes on and stays on
while you are driving,
check your gages to
see if they are in the
warning areas.
Fuel Gage
Here are four concerns some owners have had about the
fuel gage. All these situations are normal and do not
indicate that anything is wrong with the fuel gage.
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At the gas station, the gaspump shuts off before the
gage reads FULL (F).
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It takes more (or less) gas to fill up than the gage
reads. For example, the gage reads 1/2 full, but it
took more (or less) than half of the tank’scapacity to
fill it.
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The gage moves a little when you turn, stop or speed
UP.
When you turn the engine off, the gage doesn’t PO
back to EMPTY (E),
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Your fuel gage shows about how much fuel is in your
tank. The fuel gage works only when the ignition switch
is in the RUN position. When the gagepointer first
indicates EMPTY (E) you still have a little fuel left
(about one to two gallons), but you needto get more
right away.
Convertible Top
The following procedures explainthe proper operation
of your convertible top.
To Lower Your ConvertibleTop
NOTICE:
Don't lower the top if it is damp or wet, When
the top is down,trapped water can cause stains,
mildew and damage to the inside of your vehicle.
Be sure to dry off the top before you lowerit.
NOTICE:
Don't leave your convertibleout with the top
down for any longperiods of time. The sun and
the rain can damage your seat material and other
things inside your vehicle,
1. Park on a level surface. Set theparking brake firmly.
Shift an automatic transmissioninto PARK (P) or a
manual transmission into REVERSE (R). The
ignition must be in theACC or RUN position. Lower
both sunvisors.
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It is not recommendedto lower the top if the
vehicle is out in cold weather,0"F (-18"C) or
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TOP
UP
DOWN
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Before lowering the convertible top
into the
storage area,be sure there are no objects in the
way of the folded, storedtop. The weight ofa
stored topon items in the storage area will cause
the convertible topback glass to break.
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3. Be sure no one or nothing is on or around the top.
Push and hold “DOWN” or on the convertible
top switch. The switch is below your cigarette
lighter. The top will automatically lower into the
storage area.
2. Unlock the front of the convertible topby pushing on
the smaller partof the latch, then pulling downon the
larger partof the latch. Be sure the hook
on the latch
that attaches into the holeat the windshield releases.
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Installing the Boot Cover
After lowering the convertible top, you’ll want toinstall
the boot cover.The three-piece boot cover is stored in a
bag inthe trunk.
3. Install the middle section of the cover by sliding tabs
into slots on right side cover. Lower the cover and
engage latch.
4. Close the trunk.
1. Open the trunk and remove the two side covers from
the storage bag.
2. Install the two side covers by engaging the tab into
the front seatbelt cover. Lower covers onto vehicle.
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To Raise Your Convertible Top
1. Park on a level surface. Set the parking brake firmly.
If you have an automatic transmission, shift into
PARK (P). If you have a manual transmission, shift
into REVERSE (R). Theignition must be in the
ACC or RUN position. Then lower both sun visors
and lower both windows at least three inches. If the
boot cover is in place, it must be removed first.
2. Open the trunk. Remove the middle piece of the
cover by pushing in on the latch and lifting up on the
cover.
3. Remove the two side pieces of the boot cover by
lifting the rear of cover and sliding them out of their
slots.
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TOP
DOWN
4. Store each piece of the cover in its separate
compartment in the storage bag, store in the trunk
and close the trunk.
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5. Push and hold UP or A on the convertible top
switch.
If your vehicle suffers a power loss, such as a dead
battery, you can still raise the top manually by rotating
the valve in theleft side of the trunk.
Open the trunk and find the tab along the left side trim
panel. Lift up the tab and turn the valve clockwise to
release the hydraulic pressure. Turn the ignition key to
the LOCK position. You can now raise or lower your top
manually. Be sure to close the valve after installing your
top so you can raise or lower it electronically later.
6. Pull down on the latches and align hooks with holes.
Push forward on the larger part of the latch untilit
clicks. Do not force the latch. If it is hard tolock, the
top is not properly aligned.
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0Section 3
Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
In this section you'll find out how to operate the comfort
control systems and audio systems offered with your
Chevrolet. Be sure to read about the particular system
supplied with your vehicle.
Heater Controls
Comfort Controls
want.
Fan Control Knob
$$ FAN: Turn this knob to select the force of air you
Temperature Control Knob
Turn the knob to change the temperature of the air
flowing from the heating system. Turn it to the right for
warmer air and to the left for cooler air. The temperature
of the air can not be less than the temperature of the
outside air.
Air Control Knob
OFF: The system is off.
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With this system, you can control the heating and
ventilation in your Chevrolet. If you have the air
conditioning option, you can also control cooling.
Your vehicle also has the flow-through ventilation
system described later in this section.
# VENT: Air flows through the upper air vents.
BI-LEVEL: Air is directed through the upper air
vents and the heater ducts.
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DEFROST: This setting directs most of the air
through the windshield defroster vents and some of the
During initial start-up only, if your vehicleis equipped
with anoptional engine coolant heater, you can use it in
cold weather (around+20°F/-8”C or lower) to improve
heater performanceon start up. Because anengine
coolant heater warmsthe engine coolant, your vehicles
heating system can moreefficiently provide heatfor the
passenger area of your vehicle. See “Engine Coolant
Heater” in the Index.
air throughthe heater ducts.
Bi-Level Heating
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The heater works best if you keep your windows closed
while usingit.
You may want to use bi-level heating on cool, but sunny
days. This setting directs cool air toward your body and
warmer air toward yourfeet.
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1. Turn the air control knob to HEATER.
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through the heater ducts andsome of the air throughthe
windshield defroster vents.
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defroster vents and the heater ducts.
2. Turn the fan control knob to the desired speed.
3. Turn the temperature control knob to a comfortable
setting.
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1. Turn the air control knob to BI-LEVEL.
2. Turn the temperaturecontrol knob to a comfortable
setting.
3. Turn the fan control knob to the desired speed.
Ventilation
Air Conditioner Controls (Option)
For mild outside temperatures when little heating or
cooling is needed, youcan still direct outside air through
your vehicle.
1. Turn the air control knob to VENT.
2. Turn the temperature control knob to a comfortable
setting.
3. Turn the fan control knob to the desired speed.
Defogging and Defrosting the Windshield
1. Turn the air control knob to DEFROST.
2. Turn the temperature control knob to the desired
setting.
3. Turn the fan control knob to the desired speed.
The side window defogging works equally as well in the
Heater, Blend and Defrost modes.
The air conditioning system uses the same controls as
the heating system, except that the air control knob has
two extra settings, described below. For anexplanation
of all the controls, see “Heater Controls’’ earlier in this
section.
MAX: Provides maximum cooling or quick cool-down
on very hotdays. This setting recirculates most ofthe air
inside your vehicle. If it is used for long periods of time,
the air may become dry. This setting directs air through
the upper air vents.
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A/C: Use for normal cooling on hot days. This setting
cools outside air and directs it through the upper air
vents.
The air conditioner compressor operates in MAX, N C ,
BI-LEVEL, BLEND and DEFROST when the outside
temperature is above freezing. When the air conditioner
is on, you may sometimes notice slight changes in your
vehicle’s engine speed and power.This is normal,
because the system is designed to cycle the compressor
on and off to keep the desired cooling and helpfuel
economy.
Rear Window Defogger (Option)
The rear window defogger
uses a warming grid to
remove fog from the rear
window.
Cooling
The air conditioner works best if you keep your
windows closed. On very hotdays, open the windows
just long enough for the hot air to escape.
1. Turn the air control knob to A/C for normal coolinn.
For faster cooling move the knob to MAX.
2. Turn the temperature control knob to a comfortable
setting.
3. Turn the fan control knob to the desired speed.
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Press the rightside of the switch to turn on the defogger.
An indicator light will come on to remind you that the
defogger is on. The defogger will turn off automatically
after about ten minutesof use. If you turn it on again,
the defogger will operate for about five minutes only.
You can also turn the defogger off by pressing the left
side of the switch.
Do not attach anything likea temporary vehicle license
or a decal across the defogger grid on the rear window.
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Don’t use a razor blade
or 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.
Flow-Through Ventilation System
Your Chevrolet’s flow-through ventilation system
supplies outside air into the vehicle when it is moving.
Outside air will also enter the vehicle when the blower
fan is running.
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Keep the hood and front air inlet free of ice, snow, or
any other obstruction (such as leaves). The heater
and defroster willwork far better, reducing the
chance of fogging the inside ofyourwindows.
When you enter a vehicle in cold weather, turn the
fan control knob to the right for a few moments
before driving off. This helps clear the intake ducts
of snow and moisture, andreduces the chance of
fogging the inside of your windows.
Keep the air path under the front seats clear of
objects. This helps air tocirculate throughout your
vehicle.
Audio Systems
Your [email protected] system has been designedto operate
easily and give years of listening pleasure. But you will
get the most enjoyment out of it if you acquaint yourself
with it first. Find out what your DelcoB system can do
and how to operate all its controls, to be sure you’re
getting the most out of the advanced engineering that
went into it.
Ifyou havepowerdoor locks, your vehiclehas a feature
called RetainedAccessory Power (RAP). With RAP you
can play youraudio system even after the ignition isoff.
See the Index under “Retained Accessory Power.”
Setting the Clock
AM/FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player
AM/FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player
1. Press SET.
2. Within five seconds, press and hold SEEK until
the correct hour appears.
3. Press and holdSEEK A until the correct minute
appears.
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FADE BASS
1. Press SET.
2. Within five seconds, press and hold SCAN until the
correct hour appears.
3. Press and hold SEEK 4 or SEEK until the correct
minute appears.
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To Play the Radio
Turn the upper knob to turn the system onor off.
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VOL (Volume): Turn the upper knob to adjust the
volume.
AM-FM: Press the lower knob to get AM or FM. The
lighted display shows your selection.
TUNE: Turn the lower knob to choose radio stations.
RCL: (Recall) Press the upper knob to recall the
station being played or theclock display.
SEEK: Press SEEK v or A and the radio will tune to
the next lower or higher station and stay there.
To go to the next higherstation and stay there for a
few seconds, press and hold SEEK A and then press
SEEK v for an instant.
To go to the next lower station and stay there for a
few seconds, press and hold SEEK and then press
SEEK A for an instant.
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To stop the scan function, press either SEEK A or
SEEK
v.
Pushbuttons
The fourpushbuttons let you return to your favorite
stations. You can preset up to 14 stations (7 AM and
7 FM).
To set the pushbuttons for up to eight stations (four AM
and four FM), just:
1. Tune in the station.
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2. Press SET. (SET will appear on the display for about
five seconds.)
3. Within five seconds, press one of the four
pushbuttons. Whenever you press that button, the
preset station willreturn.
Repeat these steps for each pushbutton.
SCAN: The scan function uses the same two buttons as
the seek function.
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You can preset three more stations on each band by
pressing a pair of buttons next to each other at the same
time. Just:
Adjusting the Speakers
1. Tune in the station.
Balance: Turn the balance control behind the upper
knob to move the sound between the right and left
speakers.
2. Press SET (SET will appear on the display for about
five seconds.)
Fade: Turn the fade control behind the lower knobto
move the sound between thefront and rear speakers.
3. Within five seconds, press two pushbuttons next to
each other at the same time. Whenever you press that
pair of buttons, the preset station will return.
The Delco/Bose premium speaker system includes five
speakers. It does include speakers in the panel behind
the grilles next to the rear seat.
Repeat these steps foreach pair of pushbuttons.
To Play a Cassette Tape
Setting theTone
Your tape player is builtto work best with tapes thatare
30 to 45 minutes long on each side. Tapes longer than
that are so thin they may not work well in this player.
Bass: Slide the BASS lever up to hear more bass.
Treble: Slide the TREB lever upto hear more treble.
If a station is weak and noisy, move TREB down
to
reduce the noise.
The longer side with the tape visible goesin first. If you
hear nothing or hear just a garbled sound, it may not be
in squarely. Press STOP-EJECTto remove the tape and
start over.
Once the tape is playing, use the upper and
lower knobs
just as you do for the radio. The arrows show which side
of the tape is playing.
Press 4 or to rapidly rewind or advance the tape.
Press STOP-EJECT half way tostop the tape.
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Automatic Program Search
Eject
When you push APS you can go to the beginning of a
new selection.
Press STOP-EJECT fully to remove the tape or stop the
tape and switch to the radio.
To go forward to the beginning of the next selection,
press.,
To go back to the beginning of the current selection
press 4. Push 4 again to go to the beginning of the
previous selection.
Cr02 (DelcoBose System)
The Cr02 button lets you set the system for thetype of
cassette being used. If you are using chrome or metal
tapes, push Cr02 in. If you are using standard tapes,
make sure CrO2 is out.
Program
Noise Reduction (DelcoBose System)
Press the upper knob on your system to switch from one
side of the tape to the other.
Your sound system hasthe [email protected] noise
reduction feature.
Your cassette tape player can play continuously because
the player has an auto-reverse feature.
[email protected] Reduction is manufactured under license
from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. Dolby
and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
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AM/FM Stereo with Compact DiscPlayer
VOL (Volume): Turn the upper knob to adjust the
To Play the Radio
AM-FM: Press the lower knobto get AM, FMl or
FM2.
TUNE: Turn the lower knob tochoose radio stations.
REC (Recall): Press RCL to recall the station being
volume.
played or the time.
SEEK: Press SEEK 4 or SEEK to go to the next
lower or higher station and stay there.
CDMP
RDM
REV
FWD SCAN
PREV NEXT
Turn the upperknob to turn the system on or off.
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SCAN: Press SCAN to hear each stationfor afew
seconds. When you wantto stop scanning, press SCAN
again or the upper knob.
Pushbuttons
Setting theTone
The fivepushbuttons let you return to yourfavorite
stations. To set the pushbuttons for up to 15 stations
(5 AM, 5 FMl and 5 FM2), just:
1. Press the lower knob to choose AM, FMl or FM2.
2. Tune in the station.
3. Press SET. (SET will appear on the display for about
five seconds.)
4. Within five seconds, press one of the pushbuttons.
Whenever you press that button, the preset station
will return.
Bass: Press BASS A or BASS v to hear moreor less
bass.
Treble: Press TREB Aor TREB v to hear more or less
treble.
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For the clearest sound, keep both of these adjusted all
the way up. If a station is weak and noisy, press
TREB toreducethenoise.
If the disc comes back out andERR appears on the
display, it could be that:
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The disc is upside down.
Adjusting the Speakers
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It is dirty, scratched, or wet.
Balance: Turn the balance control behind the upper
knob to move the sound between the right and left
speakers.
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There's too much moisture in the air.
Fade: Turn the fade control behind the lower knob to
move the sound between the front and rear speakers.
The Delco/Bose premium speaker system includes five
speakers. It does include speakers in the panel behind
the grilles next to the rear seat.
To Play a Compact Disc
Before you begin, please note: don't use the mini-discs
that are called "singles." They won't eject. Use full-size
compact discs.
With the audio system on, insert a disc into the slot with
the label side up. CD will appear on the display and
track I will begin to play.
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You are driving on a very rough road.
The temperature is too hot or too cold.
Recall
Press RCL to see what track is playing. Press it again
within five seconds to see howlong it has been playing.
The track number also appears when the disc is inserted.
To Play the Next Selection
Press NEXT to hear the next track now (insteadof
waiting until the present track is finished).
If you press and hold this buttonor press it more than
once, the disc will advance further.
To Replay the Current Selection
To Stop the Disc Player
Press PREV to hear a track again.
Turn the power off or turn the ignition key off. The
disc stays in the player and will resume playing at
the point where it stopped.
If you press and hold this button, or press it more than
once, the disc will return to previous tracks.
REV (Reverse): Press and hold REV to rapidly return
to a favorite passage. Release it to play the passage.
FWD (Fast Forward): Press and hold FWD to quickly
advance within a track. Release it to resume playing.
SCAN Press SCAN to listen to each track for about
10 seconds. Press RDM or SCAN to stop the scanning
COMP (Compression):Press COMP to make loud and
soft passages more nearly equal in volume.
RDM (Random): Press RDM to hear a random
selection of tracks.
Press ST-PL to stop playing the disc and switch to
radio. Press ST-PL to restart the disc at the point
where it stopped.
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Press EJCT to eject the disc and the radio will play.
The disc will start playing at track 1 when you
reinsert it.
Theft-Deterrent Feature
Delco-Loc I1 is a security feature for the compact disc
player. It can be used or ignored. If ignored, the system
functions normally. If it is used, your system won’t be
usable if it’s ever stolen.
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Setting Your Security Code
The instructions below tell you how to enter a security
code into the system. If your vehicle loses battery power
for any reason, you must enter the security code again
before the system will turn on.
1. Write down anysix-digit number and keep it in a
safe place.
2. Turn the ignition switch to the ACC or RUN
position.
3. Turn the audio system off.
4. Press and hold pushbuttons 1 and 4 together until
‘&- -”
shows on the display.
You are now ready to enter your security code. Don’t
wait more than 15 seconds between steps.
5 . Press SET and “000” will appear on the display.
6. Press SCAN and hold it untilthe first digit of the
code appears.
7. Press SEEK 4 or SEEK b and hold until the second
and thirddigits of your code appears. Release the
button.
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8. Press the lower knob and“OOO” will appear. Now you
are ready to enter the last three digitsof your code.
9. Press SCAN and hold until the fourthdigit of your
code appears. Release the button.
10. Press SEEK 4 or b and hold untilthe fifth and sixth
digits of your code appears. Release the button.
11. Press the lower knob. rEP will appear for five
seconds, and then “000” will appear.
12. For verification, repeat steps 6 through 11. If “SEC”
appears, your audio system is secured. If “---” shows
on the display, your system is not secured.
You must
restart the entire procedure again fromstep 4.
Shutting Off the Theft-Deterrent Feature
If your audio system is secured (SEC shows on display)
and you wish to disable it, enter your security code as
follows, pausing no more than 15 seconds between steps:
1. Turn the ignition on. Make sure the audio system is
off. The time will show on the display.
2. Press pushbuttons 1 and 4 together until SEC shows
on the display.
3. Press SET. “000” will appear on the display.
Unlocking theAudio System aftera Power Failure
4. Press SCAN and hold untilthe first digit of your
code appears. Release the button.
If power is disrupted to the audio system while in the
SEC mode, the unit will not work and LOC will show
on the displaywhenever the ignition is on. To unlock the
unit:
5 . Press SEEK 4 or b and hold until the second and
third digits of your code appears. Release the button.
6. Press the lower knob. “000” will appear on the
display.
1. Turn the ignition switch tothe ACC or RUN
position.
7. Press SCAN and hold until the fourth digit of your
code appears. Release the button.
2. Press SET. “000” will appear on the display.
8. Press SEEK 4 or and hold until the fifth and sixth
digits of your security code appears. Release the
button.
9. Press the lower knob. If “---” shows, you have shut
off the theft-deterrent feature. If SEC shows, your
audio system is still secured.
NOTE: If you lose or forget your security code, see
your dealer for assistance.
3. Press SCAN and hold until the first digit of your
code appears, then release the button.
4. Press SEEK 4 or b and hold until the second and
third digits of your code appears. Release the button.
5. Press the lower knob. “000’ will appear on the
display.
6. Press SCAN and hold until the fourth digit of your
code appears. Release the button.
7. Press SEEK 4 or and hold until the fifth and sixth
digits of your security code appears. Release the
button.
8. Press the lower knob.“SEC” will appear and the unit
will work. If “LOC” shows, the numbers did not
match and the unit is still locked.
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How to Change Your Security Code
AM Stereo
You can change your security code by following these
steps:
This means the [email protected] can [email protected]
stereo broadcasts. Many AM stations around the country
use [email protected] produce stereo, though some do not.
([email protected] a registered trademark of Motorola, Inc.)
If your [email protected] can [email protected],your
STEREO light will come on when you’re receivingit.
1. Using your old code, follow the directions given
under “Shutting Off theTheft-Deterrent Feature.’’
2. Repeat directions of “Setting Your Security Code”
with your new security code.
Understanding Radio Reception
FM Stereo
FM stereo will give you the besr sound. ButFM signals
will reach only about10 to 40 miles (16 to 65 km). And,
tall buildings or hills can interfere with FM signals,
causing the sound to come and go.
Tips about Your Audio System
Hearing damage from loud noiseis 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 the volume control on your radio
to a safe
sound level before your hearingadapts to it.
To help avoid hearing loss or damage:
AM
The range for most AM stations is greater thanfor FM,
especially at night.The longer range, however, can
cause stations to interfere with each other. AM can pick
up noise from things likestorms and power lines. Try
reducing the treble to reduce this noise if you ever get it.
Adjust the volume control to the lowest setting.
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Increase volume slowly until you hear comfortably
and clearly.
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
NOTICE:
Before you add any sound equipment to your
vehicle like a tapeplayer, CB radio, mobile
telephone or two-way radio be sureyou can
add whatyou want. If you can, it’s very
important todo it properly. Added sound
equipment may interfere with the operation of
your car’sengine, [email protected] or other systems,
and even damage them. And, your vehicle’s
systems may interferewith the operation of
sound equipment that has been added
improperly.
So, before adding sound equipment, check with
your dealer andbe sure to check Federal rules
covering mobile radio and telephone units.
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A tape player that is not cleaned regularly can cause
reduced sound quality, ruined cassettes, or a damaged
mechanism. Cassette tapes should be stored in their
cases away from contaminants, direct sunlight, and
extreme heat. If they aren’t, they may notoperate
properly or cause failure of the tape player.
Your tape player should be cleaned regularly each
month or after every 50 hours of use. If younotice a
reduction in sound quality, try a known good cassette to
see if the tape or the tape player is at fault.If this other
cassette has no improvement in sound quality, clean the
tape player.
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Cleaning may be done with a scrubbing action,
non-abrasive cleaning cassette with pads whichscrub
the tape head as the hubs of the cleaner cassette turn. It
is normal for the cartridge to eject while cleaning. Insert
the cassette at least 3 times to ensure thorough cleaning.
A scrubbing action cleaning cassette is available through
your Chevrolet dealership.
You may also chc #ea non-scrubbing action, wet-type
cleaner which uses a cassette with a fabric belt to clean
the tape head. This type of cleaning cassette will not
eject. It may notclean as thoroughly as the scrubbing
type cleaner.
Cassettes are subject to wear and the soundquality may
degrade over time. Always make sure that the cassette
tape is in good condition beforeyou have your tape
player serviced.
Care of Your Compact Discs
Handle discs carefully. Store them in their original cases
or other protective cases and awayfrom direct sunlight
and dust. If the surface of a disc issoiled, dampen a
clean, soft cloth in a mild, neutraldetergent solution and
clean it, wiping from the center to the edge.
Be sure never to touch the signalsurface when handling
discs. Pick up discs by grasping the outer edges or the
edge of the hole and theouter edge.
Fixed Mast Antenna
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 it might be by vandals, you should
replace it.
Check every once in a whileto be sure the mast is still
tightened to the rear quarter panel.
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Driving and the Road
Defensive Driving
The best advice anyone can give about driving is: Drive
defensively.
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 included many other useful tips on driving.
Rear-end collisions are about the most preventable of
accidents. Yet they are common. Allow enough
following distance. It’s the best defensive driving
maneuver, in both city and ruraldriving. You never
know when the vehiclein front of you is going to brake
or turn suddenly.
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Death and injury associated withdrinking 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 lotless 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
How much alcohol consumed
Muscular Coordination
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The drinker’s body weight
Vision
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The amount of food that is consumed before and
during drinking
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The length of time it has taken the drinker to
consume the alcohol
Attentiveness
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 wasdrinking
and driving. In recent years, some 18,000 annual motor
vehicle-related deaths have been associated withthe use
of alcohol, with more than300,000 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 2I , 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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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 wouldreach the
same BAC by drinking three 4-ounce (120 ml) glasses
of wine or three mixed drinks if each had1 - 1/2 ounces
(45 ml) of aliquor like whiskey, gin or vodka.
There is a gender difference, too. Women generally have
a lower relative percentage of body water than men.
Since alcohol is carried in body water, this means thata
woman generally will reach a higher BAC level thana
man of her same body weight wheneach has the same
number of drinks.
The law in many U.S. states sets the legal limit ata 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 countries it’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 three to six
drinks (in one hour). Of course, as we’ve seen, it
depends on how much alcohol isin the drinks, and how
quickly the persondrinks thetn.
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.
But the ability to drive is affected well below a BAC of
0.10 percent. Research shows that the driving skills of
many people are impaired at a BAC approaching
0.05 percent, and that theeffects are worse at night. All
drivers are impaired at BAC levels above 0.05 percent.
Statistics show that the chance of being in a collision
increases sharply for drivers who have a BAC of
0.05 percent or above. A driver with a BAC level of
0.06 percent has doubled his or her chance of having a
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collision. At a BAClevel of 0.10 percent, the chance of
this driver having a collision is twelve times greater; at a
level of 0.15 percent, the chance is twenty-five times
greater!
The body takes about anhour to rid itself of the alcohol
in one drink. No amount of coffee or number of cold
showers will speed that up. “I’llbe careful” isn’t the
right answer. Whatif there’s an emergency,a need to
take sudden action, as whena child darts into the street?
A person with even a moderateBAC might not be able
to react quickly enoughto avoid the collision.
There’s something else about drinking and driving that
many people don’t know.Medical research shows that
alcohol in a person’ssystem can make crash injuries
worse, especially injuries to the brain, spinal cord or
heart. This means that whenanyone who has been
drinking -- driver or passenger -- is in acrash, that
person’s chance of being killed or permanently disabled
is higher thanif 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 itto go. They are thebrakes, the steering and
the accelerator. All three systems have to do their work
at the places where the tires meet the road.
Braking action involves perception time and reaction
time.
First, you have to decide to push on the brake pedal.
That’s perception time. Then you have to bring up your
foot and do it.That’s reaction time.
Average reaction time is about 314 of a second. But
that’s only an average. It might be less with one driver
and as longas two or three seconds or more with
another. Age, physical condition, alertness, coordination,
and eyesight all play a part. So do alcohol, drugs and
frustration. But even in 314 of a second, a vehicle
moving at 60 mph (100 km/h) travels 66 feet (20 m).
That could be a lot of distance in an emergency,so
keeping enough space between your vehicle andothers
is important.
And, of course, actual stopping distances vary greatly
with the surface of the road (whether it’s pavement or
gravel); the condition of the road (wet, dry, icy); tire
tread; and the condition of your brakes.
Sometimes, as when you’redriving on snow or ice, it’s
easy to askmore of those control systems than the tires
and road can provide. That means you can lose control
of your vehicle.
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Avoid needless heavy braking.Some people drive in
spurts -- heavy acceleration 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. Yourbrakes will wear out much faster if you
do a lot of heavy braking.If you keep pace with the
traffic and allow realisticfollowing distances, you will
eliminate a lot of unnecessary braking. That means
better braking and longer brake life.
If your engine ever stops while you’re driving, brake
normally but don’t pumpyour brakes. If you do, the
pedal may get harder to push down. If your engine
stops, you will stillhave some power brake assist. But
you will use it when you brake. Once the power assistis
used up, it may take longer to stop and 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.
ABS
INOP
This light on the
instrument panel will
come on briefly when
you start your vehicle.
When you start your vehicle, or when you beginto drive
away, you mayhear a momentary motoror clicking
noise. And you mayeven notice that your brake pedal
moves a littlewhile this is going on. This is the ABS
system testing itself.If there’s a problem with the
anti-lock brake system, the anti-lock brake system
warning light will stayon or flash.
See “Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light” in the
Index.
Here’s how anti-lock works. Let’s saythe 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.
A computer senses that wheels are slowing down. If one
of the wheels is about to stop rolling, the computer will
separately work the brakesat eachfront wheel and at the
rear wheels.
The anti-lock system can change the brake pressure
faster than any driver could. The computer is
programmed to make the most of available tire and
road conditions.
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As you brake, yourcomputer keeps receiving updates on
wheel speed and controls braking pressure accordingly.
Remember: Anti-lock doesn’tchange 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 slowsor
stops. Always leave enough room up aheadto stop, even
though you have anti-lock brakes.
You can steer around the obstacle while braking hard.
To Use Anti-Lock
Don’t pump the brakes. Just hold the brake pedal down
and let anti-lock workfor you. You may feel the system
working, or you may notice some noise, but this is
normal. When youranti-lock system is adjusting brake
pressure to help avoid a braking skid, theLOW TRAC
light will comeon. See“Low Traction Light” in the
Index.
ASR (Acceleration Slip Regulation) System
(Option: LT1 VS Engine)
Your vehicle may have a traction control system called
ASR that limits wheel spin. This is especially useful in
slippery road conditions. The system operates only if it
senses that one orboth of the rear wheels are spinning or
beginning to lose traction.
When this happens, the system works the rear brakes
and reduces engine power (by closing the throttle and
managing engine spark)to limit wheel spin.
The LOW T R A C light will come on when your ASR
system is limiting wheel spin, See“Low Traction Light”
in the Index. You may feel the system working, or you
may notice some noise, but this is normal.
automatically disengage. When road conditions allow
you to safely use it again, you may re-engage the cruise
control. (See “Cruise Control” i n the Index.)
ASR
OFF
When the system is on,
the ASR OFF warning
light will come on to
let you know if there’s
a problem with your
ASR system. See
“ASR System Warning
Light’’ i n the Index.
When this warning light is on, the system will not limit
wheel spin. Adjust your driving accordingly.
The ASR system may operate on dry roads under some
conditions, and you may notice a reduction in
acceleration when this happens. This is normal and
doesn’t mean there’s a problem with your vehicle.
Examples of these conditions include a hard acceleration
in a turn, or an abrupt upshift or downshift. Also, when
the compact spare tire is on the rear axle, the ASR
system will cycle and limit acceleration for about the
first 15 seconds of driving after each enginestart.
To limit wheel spin, especially i n slippery road
conditions, you should always leave the system on. But
you can turn the ASR system off if you ever need to.
(You should turn the system off if your vehicle ever gets
stuck in sand, mud, ice or snow. See “Rocking Your
Vehicle” in the Index.)
I f your vehicle is in cruise control when the ASR system
begins to limit wheel spin, the cruise control will
To turn the system off, press the button on the console
near the cigarette lighter.
The ASR system automatically comes on whenever you
start your vehicle.
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The ASR OFF warning light will come on and stay on.
If the ASR system is limiting wheel spin when you
press the button, the system won’t turnoff right away.
It will wait until there’sno longer a current need to limit
wheel spin.
The ASR OFF warning light should go off.
You can turn the system
If your car is equipped with P245bOZR16 tires, the
ASR system will automatically turn off at
speeds above
108 mph (174 M h ) . (The ASR OFF warning light
will not come on.) When the vehicle speeddrops below
103 mph (166 kmh) the system will automaticallycome
on again.
back on at any time by
pressing the button again.
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 verybest braking.
Steering
Power Steering
If you lose power steering assist because the engine
stops or the system is notfunctioning, you can steer but
it will take much more effort.
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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 orbeginner, 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. While
you’re in a curve, speed is the one factor you can
control.
Suppose you’re steering through a sharp curve. Then
you suddenly accelerate. Both control systems -steering and acceleration -- have to do their work where
the tires meet the road. Unless you haveASR and the
system is on, adding the sudden acceleration can
demand too much of those places. You can lose control.
What should youdo if this ever happens? Ease up on the
accelerator pedal, steer the vehicle the wayyou 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 roadconditions. Under less
favorable conditions you’ll want to go slower.
If you need to reduce your speedas 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” throughthe
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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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 infront of you. You can
avoid these problems by braking -- if you canstop in
time. But sometimesyou can’t;there isn’t room. .That’s
the time for evasive action -- steering around the
problem.
Your Chevrolet can perform very well inemergencies
like these. First apply your brakes.(See “Braking in
Emergencies” earlier inthis 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.
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, youcan
turn it afull 180 degrees very quickly without removing
either hand. But you have to act fast, steer quickly, and
just as quickly straightenthe wheel once you have
avoided the object.
The fact that such emergencysituations are always
possible is a good reason topractice defensive driving at
all times and wear safety belts properly.
Off-Road Recovery
Passing
You may find sometime that your right wheels have
dropped off the edge of a roadonto the shoulder while
you’re driving.
The driver of a vehicleabout to pass another on a
two-lane highway waits for justthe right moment,
accelerates, moves around the vehicle ahead, then goes
back into the right lane again. A simple maneuver?
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 gostraight down the roadway.
OFF ROAD RECOVE
Not necessarily! Passing another vehicle on atwo-lane
highway is a potentiallydangerous move, since the
passing vehicle occupies the same lane as oncoming
traffic for several seconds. A miscalculation, an error in
judgment, or a brief surrender to frustration or anger can
suddenly put the passing driver face to face with the
worst of alltraffic accidents -- the head-on collision.
So here are some tips for passing:
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edge of paved surface
“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
for a better time.
about making a successful pass, wait
Watch for traffic signs, pavement markings, and lines.
If you can see a sign up ahead that might indicate a
turn or an intersection, delay your pass. A broken
center line usually indicates it’s all right to pass
(providing the road aheadis clear). Never crossa solid
line on your side of the lane
or a double solid line,
even if the road seems empty of approaching traffic.
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Do not get too close to the vehicle you want to pass
while you’re awaiting an opportunity. For onething,
following too closely reduces your area of vision,
especially if you’re following a larger vehicle. Also,
you won’t have adequate space if the vehicle ahead
suddenly slows or stops. Keep back a reasonable
distance.
When it looks like a chance topass is coming up,
start to accelerate but stay in the right lane and don’t
get too close. Time your move so you will be
increasing speed as the time comes to move into the
other lane. If the way is clear to pass, you willhave a
“running start’’ thatmore than makes upfor the
distance you would lose by dropping back. And if
something happens to causeyou to cancel your pass,
you need only slow down and drop back again and
wait for another opportunity.
If other carsare lined up to pass a slow vehicle, wait
your turn. Buttake care that someone isn’t trying to
pass you as you pull out to pass the slow vehicle.
Remember to glance over your shoulder and check
the blind spot.
Check your mirrors, glance over your shoulder, and
start your left lane change signal before moving out
of the right lane to pass. When youare far enough
ahead of the passed vehicle
to see its front in your
inside mirror, activateyour right lane change signal
and move back into the right lane. (Remember that
your right outside mirroris convex. The vehicle you
just passed may seem to be farther away from you
than it reallyis.)
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Try not to pass more than one vehicle at a time on
two-lane roads. Reconsider before passing the next
vehicle.
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Don’t overtake a slowly moving vehicle too rapidly.
Even though the brakelights are not flashing, it may
be slowing down or starting to turn.
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If you’re being passed, make it easy for the
following driver to get ahead of you. Perhaps you
can ease a little to the right.
Loss of Control
Let’s review whatdriving 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.
If you do not have ASR, or if the system is off, then an
acceleration skid is also best handled by easing your
foot off the accelerator pedal.
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
In any emergency, don’t give up. Keep trying to steer and vehicle may straighten out. Always be ready for a
constantly seek an escape route
or area of less danger.
second skid if it occurs.
Skidding
In a skid, adriver can lose control of the vehicle.
Defensive drivers avoid most skids by taking reasonable
care suited to existing conditions, and by not
“overdriving” those conditions. But skids are always
possible.
Of course, traction is reduced when water, snow,
ice,
gravel, or other material is on the road. For safety, you’ll
want to slow down andadjust your driving to these
conditions. It is important to slow down on slippery
surfaces because stopping distance will be longer and
vehicle control more limited.
A cornering skid is best handled by easing your foot off
the accelerator pedal.
While driving on a surface with reduced traction, try
your best to avoid suddensteering, 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 onthe road to
make a “mirrored surface’’ -- and slow down when you
have any doubt.
If you have the ASR system, remember: It helps avoid
only the acceleration skid.
Remember: Any anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps
avoid only the brakingskid.
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 curve causes tires to slip and
lose cornering force. And in the acceleration skid too
much throttle causes the driving wheels to spin.
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Driving at Night
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.
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Here are some tips on night driving.
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Drive defensively.
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Don’t drink anddrive.
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Adjust your inside rearview mirrorto reduce the
glare from headlamps behindyou.
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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 uponly so much road ahead.
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In remote areas, watchfor animals.
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If you’re tired, pull offthe road in a safe place and
rest.
Night Vision
No one can see aswell at night as in the daytime. But as
we get older thesedifferences 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
have lesstrouble adjusting to night. But ifyou’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 lights. 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 lights.
Keep your windshield and allthe 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’seasier 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.
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The heavier the rain, the harder it is
to see. Even if your
windshield wiper bladesare in good shape, a heavy rain
can make it harderto see road signs and trafficsignals,
pavement markings, theedge of the road, and even
people walking.
It’s wise to keep your wiping equipment in good shape
and keep your windshield washer tankfilled. Replace
your windshield wiper inserts when they show signs
of
streaking or missing areas on the windshield,or when
strips of rubber start to separatefrom the inserts.
Rain and wet roads can meandriving trouble. On a wet
road you can’tstop, accelerate or turn as well because
your tire-to-road traction isn’t as good as on dry roads.
And, if your tires don’t have much tread left, you’llget
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 whenyour reflexes are
tuned for driving on dry pavement.
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Driving too fast through large water puddles or even
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 treador if the pressure in one or
more is low. It can happen if a lot of water is standing on
the road. If you cbn see reflections from trees, telephone
poles, or other vt$ucles, and raindrops “dimple” the
water’s surface, +ere could be hydroplaning.
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Hydroplaning usually happensat higher speeds. There
just isn’t a hard ahd fast ruleabout 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.
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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.
Besides slowing down, allow some extra following
distance. And be especially careful when youpass
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.)
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City Driving
Here are ways to increase your safety in citydriving:
Know the best way to get to where you are going.
Get a city map and plan yourtrip into an unknown
part of the cityjust as you wouldfor a cross-country
trip,
Try to use the freeways that rim and crisscross most
large cities. You’ll save time and energy. (See the
next part, “Freeway Driving.”)
Treat a green light as a warning signal. A traffic light
is there because the corner is busy enoughto need it.
When a light turns green, and just before you start to
move, check both ways for vehicles that have not
cleared the intersectionor may be running the red
light.
One of the biggest problems with citystreets is the
amount of traffic on them. You’ll want to watch out for
what the other drivers are doing and pay attention to
traffic signals.
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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 to merge into the gap at close to
the prevailing speed. Switch on your turn signal, check
your mirrors and glance over your shoulder as often as
necessary. Tryto blend smoothly with the traffic flow.
Once you are on the freeway, adjust your speed to the
posted limit or to the prevailing rate if it’s slower.Stay
in the right lane unless you want to pass.
Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use
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Once you are moving on the freeway, make certainyou
allow a reasonable following distance. Expect to move
slightly slower at night.
When you wantto leave the freeway, moveto the proper
lane well in advance.If you miss yourexit do not, under
any circumstances, stop and back up. Driveon to the
next exit.
The exit ramp can be curved, sometimes quite sharply.
Is your vehicle readyfor a long trip? If you keep it
serviced and maintained, it’s readyto go. If it needs
service, have it done before starting out. Of course,
you’ll find experienced and able service experts in
Chevrolet dealers all across North America. They’ll be
ready and willing to help if you need it.
Here are some things you cancheck before a trip:
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Windshield Washer Fluid:Is the reservoir full? Are
all windows cleaninside 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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Lumps: Are they all working? Are the lensesclean?
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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 inflatedto the
recommended pressure?
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Weather Forecasts:What’s the weatheroutlook
along your route?Should you delay your tripa 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 tendto think you are going
slower than you actually are.
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
Make sure you’re ready. Tryto be well rested.If you
must start whenyou’re not fresh -- such as after a day’s
work -- don’t plan to make too many miles thatfirst part
of the journey. Wearcomfortable clothing and shoes you
can easily drive in.
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Highway Hypnosis
Hill and Mountain Roads
Is there actually sucha condition as “highway hypnosis”?
Or is it just plain falling asleep at the wheel? Call
it
highway hypnosis, lackof awareness, or whatever.
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There is something about an easy stretchof road with the
same scenery, along with the humof the tires on the road,
the drone of the engine, and the rush of the wind against
the vehicle thatcan make you sleepy. Don’t let
it happen
to you! If it does, your vehicle can leave the road less
in
than a second, and you could crash and be injured.
What can you do about highway hypnosis? First, be
aware that it can happen.
Then here are some tips:
a Make sure your vehicle is well ventilated, with a
comfortably cool interior.
a Keep your eyes moving. Scan the road ahead andto
the sides. Check your rearview mirrors and your
instruments frequently.
a If you get sleepy, pull off the roadinto 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.
Driving on steep hills or mountains is different from
driving in flat or rolling terrain.
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If you drive regularly in steep country, or if you’re
planning to visit there, hereare some tips that can make
your trips safer and moreenjoyable.
Keep your vehicle in good shape. Check all fluid
levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system and
transmission. These parts can work hard on
mountain roads.
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 a lower gear when you go
down a steep or long hill.
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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 transmission, and youcan climb the hill better.
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Stay in your own lane when driving on two-lane
roads in hillsor mountains. Don’t swing wide or cut
across the center of the road. Drive at speeds thatlet
you stay in your own lane.
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As you go over the top of a hill,
be alert. There couldbe
something in your lane, likea stalled car or an accident.
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You may see highway signs on mountains that warn
of special problems.Examples are long grades,
passing or no-passing zones, a falling rocks area,or
winding roads. Be alertto these and take appropriate
action.
Winter Driving
Here are sometips for winter driving:
Have your Chevrolet in good shape for winter. Be
sure your engine coolant mix is correct.
You may want to put winter emergency supplies in
your trunk.
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 a couple of burlap bags
to help provide traction. Be sure you properly secure
these items in your vehicle.
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Driving on Snow or 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.
What’s the worst time forthis? “Wet ice.” Very cold
snow or icecan be slick and hard to drive on. But wet
ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the
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 driving on wet iceuntil salt and sand
crews can get there.
Whatever the condition-- smooth ice, packed, blowing
or loose snow -- drive with caution.
I f you have ASR, keep the systemon. It will improve
your ability to accelerate when driving on a slippery
road. Even though your vehicle has the ASR system,
you’ll want to slow down and adjustyour driving to the
road conditions. See “ASR System” in the Index.
If you don’t have theASR system, 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.
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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.
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If You’re Caught in a Blizzard
Allow greater following distance on any slippery
road.
Watch for slippery spots. The road might be fine
until you hit a spot that’scovered with ice. On an
otherwise clear road, ice patches may appear in
shaded areas where the sun can’t reach: around
clumps of trees, behind buildings, or under bridges.
Sometimes the surfaceof a curve or an overpass may
remain icy when the surrounding roads are clear. If
you see a patch of ice ahead of you, brake before you
are on it. Try not to brake while you’re actually on
the ice, and avoid sudden steering maneuvers.
If you are stopped by heavy snow, you couldbe in a
serious situation. You should probably stay with your
vehicle unless you know for sure that you are near help
and you can hike through the snow. Hereare some
things to do to $ummon help and keep yourself and your
passengers safe: Turn on your hazard flashers. Tie a red
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cloth to your vehicleto alert police that you’ve been
stopped by the snow. Puton 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 yourclothing to keep warm.
You can run the engine to keep warm, but be careful.
Run your engine only as long asyou must. This saves
fuel. When you run theengine, make it go a little faster
than just idle. That is, push the accelerator slightly. This
uses less fuel for the heat that youget and it keeps the
battery charged. You will need a well-charged battery to
restart the vehicle, and possiblyfor signaling later on
with your headlamps. Let the heater run
for awhile.
Then, shut theengine off and close the window almost
all the way to preserve theheat. Start the engine again
and repeat this only when you feel really uncomfortable
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from thecold. 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.
Loading Your Vehicle
TIRE-LOADING INFORMATION
OCCUPANTS
VEHICLE CAP. WT.
TOTAL LBS.
KG
FRT. CTR. RR.
MAX. LOADING & GVWR SAME AS VEHICLE
CAPACITY WEIGHT
XXX
COLD TIRE
TIRE SIZE
PRESSURE
SPEED
RTG
PSliKPa
FRT.
RR.
SPA.
IF TIRES ARE HOT. ADD 4PSIi28KPa
SEE OWNER‘S MANUAL FOR ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION
Two labels on your vehicle show how muchweight it
may properly carry. The Tire-Loading Information label
found on the rear edge of the driver’s door 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. It also gives you important
information about the number of people that can be in
your vehicle and the total weight that you can carry.
This weight is called the Vehicle Capacity Weight and
includes the weight of all occupants, cargo, and all
nonfactory-installed options.
MFDBYGENERALMOTORSCORP
DATE
GVWR
GAWR
FRT
GAWR
RR
THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS TO ALL APPLICABLE U.S. FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE
SAFETY, BUMPER, AND THEFT PREVENTION
STANDARDS IN EFFECT ON THE DATE OF
MANUFACTURE SHOWN ABOVE.
The other label, is the Certification label, found on the
rear edge of the driver’s door. It tells you the gross
weight capacity ofyour vehicle, called the GVWR
(Gross Vehicle Weight Rating). The GVWR includes
the weight of the vehicle, alloccupants, fuel and cargo.
Never exceed the GVWR for your vehicle, or the Gross
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Axle Weight Rating GAWR for either the front or
rear axle.
And, if you do have a heavy load, you should spread
it out. Don’t carry more than100 pounds (45 kg) in
your rear area.
If you put things inside yourvehicle--like suitcases,
tools, packages or anything else--they will go as fast as
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the vehicle goes. If you have to stop or turn quickly, or
if there is acrash, they’ll keep going.
Towing a Trailer
Your car can tow a trailer if it isequipped with the
proper trailer towing equipment. To identify what the
vehicle trailering capacity isfor your 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 reasonfor 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 sectioncarefully
before you pull a trailer.
NOTICE:
Pulling a trailer improperly can damage your
by
vehicle and result in costly repairs not covered
your warranty. To pull a trailer correctly, follow
the advicein this part, and see your Chevrolet
dealer for important information about towing
a
trailer with your vehicle.
Load-pulling components such as the engine,
transmission, rear axle, wheel assemblies, and tires are
forced to 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, thetrailer adds considerably to wind
resistance, increasing the pulling requirements.
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If You Do DecideTo Pull A Trailer
If you do, here are some important points.
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There are many different laws, including speed limit
restrictions, having to dowith trailering. Makesure
your rig will belegal, not only where you live but
also where you’ll be driving. A good source for this
information can bestate or provincial police.
Consider using a sway control.
You can ask a hitch dealer about sway controls.
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Don’t tow a trailer at all during the first 1000 miles
(1 600 km) your new vehicle is driven. Your engine,
axle or other parts could be damaged.
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Then, during the first 500 miles (800 km) that you
tow a trailer, don’t drive over 50 mph (80 kmh) and
don’t make starts at full throttle. This helps your
engine and other partsof your vehicle wear in at the
heavier loads.
a Obey speed limit restrictions when towinga trailer.
Don’t drive faster than the maximum posted speed
for trailers (or no more than 55 mph (90 k d h ) ) to
save wear on your vehicle’s parts.
Three important considerations have to do with weight:
Weight of the Trailer
How heavy can a trailer safely be?
It should never weigh more than1,500 pounds (680 kg)
under normal driving conditions. It should never weight
weigh more than 1,000 pounds(450 kg) when driven on
long grades at high ambient temperatures. 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 muchyour 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, or you can write us at:
Chevrolet Motor Division Customer Assistance Department
P.O. Box 7047
Troy, MI 48007-7047
In Canada, write to:
General Motors of Canada Limited
Customer AssistanceCenter
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7
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 towa 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 yourtrailer, 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 tothe
recommended pressure for cold tires. You’ll find these
numbers on the Certification label at the rear edge of the
driver’s door or see “Loading Your Vehicle” inthe
Index. Then be sure you don’t go over the GVW limit
for your vehicle, including the weight of thetrailer
tongue.
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A
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B
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Hitches
Safety Chains
It’s important to have the correct hitch equipment.
Crosswinds, large trucks going by, and roughroads are a
few reasons why you’ll needthe 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 just enough slack so you can turn with yourrig.
And, never allow safetychains to drag on the ground.
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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 seal the holes later when you remove
the hitch. If you don’t seal them, deadly carbon
monoxide (CO) from your exhaust can get into your
vehicle (see “CarbonMonoxide” in the Index). Dirt
and water can, too.
The bumpers on your vehicle are not intended for
hitches. Do not attach rental hitches or other
bumper-type hitches to them. Use only a
frame-mounted hitch thatdoes not attach to the
bumper.
Trailer Brakes
If your trailer weighs more than 1,000pounds (450 kg)
loaded, then it needs its own brakes -- and they must be
adequate. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for
the trailer brakesso you’ll be able to install, adjust and
maintain them properly.Because you have anti-lock
brakes, do not try to tap into your vehicle’sbrake
system. If you do, both brake systems won’t work well,
or at all.
Driving with a Trailer
Following Distance
Towing a trailer requires a certain amount of experience.
Before setting out for the open road, you’ll want to get
to know your rig. Acquaint yourself with the feelof
handling and braking with the added weight of the
trailer. And always keep in mind thatthe vehicle you are
driving is now a good deal longer and not nearly as
responsive as your vehicle is by itself.
Stay at least twiceas 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.
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 lets you 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.
Passing
You’ll need more passing distance up ahead when
you’re towing a trailer. And, because you’re a good deal
longer, you’ll need to go much fxther beyond the
passed vehicle before you can return to your lane.
Backing Up
Hold the bottom of the steering wheel with one hand.
Then, to move the trailer to the left, just move 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
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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 with a trailer, make wider turns
than normal. Do this so your trailer won’t strike soft
shoulders, curbs, road signs, trees, or other objects.
Avoid jerky orsudden maneuvers. Signal well in
advance.
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
When youtow a trailer, your vehicle has to have a
different turn signal flasher and extra wiring. The green
arrows on your instrument panel will flash whenever
you signal a turn or lane change. Properly hooked up,
the trailer lamps will also flash, telling other drivers
you’re about to turn, change lanes or stop.
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When towing
trailer,a
the green arrows on your
instrument panel will flash for turns even if the bulbs on
the trailer are burned out. Thus, you may thinkdrivers
behind
you
are seeing your signal when they are
It’snot.
important to check occasionally to be sure the trailer
bulbs are still working.
Driving On Grades
Reduce speed and shift to a lower gear before you start
down a long or steep downgrade. If you don’t shift
down, you might have to use your brakes so much that
they wouldget hot andno longer work well.
On along uphill grade, shift down and reduce your
speed to around 45 mph (70 km/h) to reduce the
possibility of engine and transmission overheating.
If you are towing a trailer and you have an automatic
transmission with Overdrive, you may prefer to drive in
DRIVE (D) instead of Overdrive (or, as you need to, a
lower gear). Or, if youhave a manual transmission with
FIFTH or SIXTH gear. It isbetter not touse FIFTH or
SIXTH gear. Just drive in FOURTH gear (FIFTH gear if
you have a six-speed manual transmission) (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.
But if you ever have to park your rig on a hill, here’s
how to do it:
1. Apply your regular brakes, but don’t shift into
PARK (P) yet, or into gear fora manual
transmission.
2. Have someone place chocks under the trailer wheels.
3. When the wheel chocks are in place, release the
regular brakes. Then apply your parking brakes until
the chocks absorb the load.
4. Reapply the regular brakes. Then apply your parking
brake and then shiftto PARK(P) or REVERSE (R)
for a manual transmission.
5 . Release the regular brakes.
When You Are Ready to Leave After
Parking on aHill
1. Apply your regular brakes and hold the pedal down
while you:
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Start your engine;
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Shift into a gear; and
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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 transmission fluid (don’t
overfill), engine oil, axle lubricant, cooling system, and
brake adjustment. Each of these is covered inthis
manual, and the Index willhelp you find them quickly.
If you’re trailering, it’sa good idea to review these
sections before you start your trip.
Check periodically to see that all hitch nuts and boltsare
tight.
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NOTES
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0Section 5
Problems on the Road
Here you’ll find what to do about some problems that
can occur on the road.
Hazard Warning Flashers
Your hazard warning flashers let you warn others. They
also let police know youhave a problem. Your front and
rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off.
Press the button in to make
your frcont and rear turn
signal 1ights flash on and
off.
Your hazard warning flashers work no manel- what
position your key is in, and even if the key isn’t in.
To turn off the flashers.
When the hazardwarning 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 wantto use
another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your
Chevrolet. But please follow the steps below to do it
safely.
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NOTICE:
Ignoring these steps could result in costly damage
to your vehicle that wouldn’t be covered byyour
warranty.
Trying to start your Chevroletby pushing or
pulling it could damageyour vehicle, evenif you
have a manual transmission. Andif you have an
automatic transmission, it won’t start thatway.
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I NOTICE:
To Jump Start Your Chevrolet:
1. Check the other vehicle. It must have a 12-volt
battery with a negative ground system.
If you leave your radio on, it could be badly
damaged. Thk repairs wouldn’t be coveredby
your warranty.
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NOTICE:
If the other system isn’t 12-volt
a
system with a
negative ground, both vehicles can be damaged.
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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, it could cause a ground
connection you don’t want.You wouldn’t be able to
start your Chevrolet, and the bad grounding could
damage the electrical systems.
3. Turn off the ignition on both vehicles. Turn off all
lights that aren’t needed, and radios. This will avoid
sparks and help save both batteries. And it could
save yourradio!
Find the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals on
each battery.
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5. Check that thejumper cables don’t haveloose or
missing insulation. If they do, you couldget a shock.
The vehicles could be damaged, 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 a metal 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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6. Connect the red positive (+) cable to the positive (+)
terminal of the vehicle with the dead battery. Use a
remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one.
7. 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.
But don’t use the junction block on your Chevrolet.
8. Now connect the black negative (-) cable to the good
battery’s negative (-) terminal.
Don’t let the other end touchanything until the next
step. The other endof the negative cable doesn’t goto
the dead battery. It goesto a heavy unpainted metal part
on the engine of the vehicle with the dead battery.
9. Attach the cable at least 18 inches (45 cm) away
from the dead battery, butnot 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.
10. Now start the vehicle with the good battery and run
the enginefor a while.
11. 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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Towing Your Car
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B+
A,
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12. Remove the cables in reverse order to prevent
electrical shorting. Takecare that they don’t touch
each other or any other metal.
A. Heavy Metal Engine Part
B. Good Battery
C. Dead Battery
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Try to have a GM dealer or a professional towing
service tow your Chevrolet.The usual towing
equipment is a sling-type(A) or a wheel-lift (B) or car
carrier (C) tow truck.
If your vehicle has been changedor 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 call, tell the towing service:
That your vehicle cannot be towed from the front or
rear with sling-type equipment.
That your vehicle has rear-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.
When the towing service arrives, let the towoperator
know that this manual contains detailed towing
instructions and illustrations. The operator may want to
see them.
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When your vehicle is being towed, havethe ignition
key off. The steering wheel should beclamped in a
straight-ahead position, with aclamping device
designed for towing service. Do not use the car’s
steering column lock for this. The transmission should
be in “Neutral” and theparking brake released.
Don’t have your vehicle towedon the rear wheels,
unless you must.If the vehicle mustbe towed on the
rear wheels, don’t go more than 35 mph (55 km/h) or
farther than 50 miles (80 km) or your transmission will
be damaged. If these limits must beexceeded, then the
rear wheels have to be supported on
a dolly.
Front Towing Hook-Ups
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Attach T-hook chains to slots in frame rearward of front
wheels on both sides.
NOTICE:
Do not attach winch cablesor “J” hooks to
suspension components when usingcar carrier
equipment. Always use T-hooks inserted in the
T-hook slots.
NOTICE:
Do not tow with sling-type equipmentor
fascidfog light damagewill occur.
Use wheel lift or car carrier equipment.
Additional ramping maybe required for car
carrier equipment.
Use safety chains andwheel straps.
NOTICE:
Take care not to damage the brake pipes and
hoses or the ABS sensor and wiring.
NOTICE:
Towing a vehicle over rough surfaces could
damage a vehicle. Damage can occur from
vehicle-to-ground or
vehicle-to-wheel-lift-equipment contact.To help
avoid damage, installa towing dollyand raise
vehicle until adequate clearanceis obtained
between the ground and/orwheel-lift equipment.
Attach a separate safety chain around outboard end of
each lower control arm.
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Rear Towing Hook-Ups
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Attach T-hook chains in front of rear wheels in bottom
of frame rail on both sides.
I NOTICE:
Do not attach winch cablesor “J” hooks to
suspension components when using
car carrier
equipment. Always use T-hooksinserted in the
T-hook slots.
NOTICE:
Do .not tow with sling-typeequipment or rear
bumper valqce wilI be damaged.
Use wheellift car carrierequipment.
Additional rainping may berequired for car
carrier equipment.
Use safety chdinsand wheel straps.
or
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NOTICE:
Take care notto damage the brake pipes and
cables.
NOTICE:
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Attach a separate safetychain around each outboard end
of the rear axle.
Towing a vehicle over rough surfaces could
damage a vehicle. Damage can occur from
vehicle-to-ground or
vehicle-to-wheel-lift-equipment contact.To help
avoid damage, install a towing dolly and raise
vehicle until adequate clearance is obtained
between the ground and/or wheel-lift equipment.
Engine Overheating
You will find a coolant temperature gage on your
Chevrolet’s instrument panel. You may also find a low
coolant warning light on your Chevrolet’s instrument
panel.
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
NOTICE:
If your engine catches fire because you keep
driving with no coolant, your vehicle canbe .
badly damaged. The costly repairs would not be
covered by your warranty.
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
If you get the overheat warning but see or hear no
steam, the problem may not betoo serious. Sometimes
the engine can get a little too hot when you:
Climb a long hill on a hot day.
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Stop after high speed driving.
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Idle for long periods in traffic.
Tow a trailer.
If you get the overheat warning with no sign of steam,
try this for a minute or so:
1. If you have an air conditioner, turn it off.
2. Turn on your heater to full hot at the highest fan
speed and open the windowas necessary.
3. If you’re in a trafficjam, shift to NEUTRAL (N);
otherwise, shift to the highest gear while
driving -- AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (a)
or DRIVE (D)for automatic transmissions.
If you no longer have the overheat warning, youcan
drive. Just to be safe, drive slower for about ten minutes.
If the warning doesn’tcome back on, you can drive
normally.
If the warning continues, pull over, stop, and park your
vehicle right away.
If there’s still no signof steam, you can idle the engine
for two or three minutes while you’re parked, to see if
the warning stops. But then, if youstill have the
warning, turn ofSthe 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.
Cooling System
V-8 Engine
V-6 Engine
When you decide it’s safe to lift the hood, here’s what
you’ll see:
When you decide it’s safe to lift the hood, here’s what
you’ll see:
1. Coolant recovery tank
2. Radiator pressure car,
1. Coolant recovery tank
2. Radiator pressure cap
3. Electric engine fans
3. Electric engine fan
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The coolant level should beFULL COLD. If it isn’t, you
may have a leak in the radiator hoses, heater hoses,
radiator, water pumpor somewhere else in the cooling
system.
If the coolant inside the coolant recovery tank is boiling,
don’t do anything else until it cools down.
I NOTICE:
Engine damage from running your engine
without coolant isn’t covered by your warranty.
When it is cool, remove the coolant recovery tankcap
and look at the dipstick.
If there seems to be no leak, with theengine on check to
see if the electric engine fan is running.If the engine is
overheating, the fan should be running.If it isn’t, your
vehicle needs service.
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant
Recovery Tank
If you haven’t found a problem yet, but the coolant level
isn’t at FULL COLD , 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.)
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In cold weather, water can freeze and crack the
engine, radiator, heater core and other parts.
Use
the recommended coolant.
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When the coolant in the coolant recovery tankis at
FULL COLD, start your vehicle.
If the overheat warningcontinues, there’s one more
thing you can try.You can add the proper coolant mix
directly to the radiator, but be sure the cooling systemis
cool before you do it.
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HOWto Add Coolant to the Radiator
(V-6 Engines)
2. Then keep turning the pressure cap, but now push
down as you turnit. Remove the pressure cap.
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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3. Fill the radiator with the proper mix, up to the base
of thefiller neck.
4. Then fill the coolant recovery tank to FULL COLD.
5. Put the capback on the coolant recovery tank, but
leave the radiator pressure cap off.
6. Start the engine and let it run until you can feel the
upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the
engine fan(s).
7. 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 thefiller neck.
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How to Add Coolant to the Radiator-LT1
(Code P) Engine Only
NOTICE:
The LT1 Engine (Code P) has a specific radiator
fill procedure. Failureto follow this procedure
could cause your engine to overheat
and be
severely damaged.
8. Then replace the pressure cap. At any timeduring
this procedure if coolant begins to flow out of the
filler neck, reinstall thepressure cap. Be sure the
arrows on the pressure cap lineup like this.
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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 forthat to stop. A hiss means
there is still some pressure left.
2. Then keep turning the pressure cap, but now push
down as you turn it. Remove the pressure cap.
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3. After the engine cools, open the air bleed valves on
the heater return hose and water pump inlet.
4. Fill with the proper mix. Add coolant until you see a
steady stream of coolant coming from the bleed
valves.
5 . Close the bleed valves.
6 . Continue to fill the radiator up to the base of the
filler neck.
7. Rinse or wipe the spilled coolant from the engine
and compartment.
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8. Start the engine andallow it to run in idle for
approximately four minutes. By this time, the
coolant level inside the radiator will be lower. Add
more of the proper mix through the filler neck until
the level reaches the base of the filler neck.
10. Then fill the coolant recovery tank to the proper
level.
For a complete drain, flush and refill, see your Chevrolet
dealer or a Chevrolet Service Manual. To purchase a
service manual, see “Service Publications’’ in the Index.
9. Shut the engine off and replace the pressure cap. Be
sure the arrows on the capline up like this.
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If a Tire Goes Flat
Changing a FlatTire
It’s unusual for a tire to “blow out” while you’re driving,
especially if you maintainyour tires properly.If air goes
out of a tire, it’s much more likely to leak out slowly.
But if you shouldever have a “blowout,” hereare a few
tips about whatto expect and what to do:
If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire and wheel damage
by driving slowly to a level place. Turnon your hazard
warning flashers.
If a front tire fails, the flat tire will create a drag that
pulls the vehicle towardthat side. Take yourfoot off the
accelerator pedal and grip the steering wheel firmly.
Steer tomaintain lane position, then gently braketo a
stop well out of the traffic lane.
A rear blowout, particularly on acurve, acts much like a
skid and may require thesame 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 wantthe 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, the next partshows how to use your
jacking equipment to change a flat tire safely.
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The equipment you’ll need is in the right (passenger)
rear area behind the trim panel.
The following steps will tell you how to use the jack and
change a tire.
First you must remove the close-out panel. See
“Close-Out Panel’’ in the Index.
Find the plastic screw headsin the trim panel over the
spare tire. Use a coin or a key to turn the screw heads
until the slots point front and back to the unlock
position. Gently lift the trim panel front forward edge
and move it out of the way.
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Jsemove the wing nut andadapter and pull out the spare.
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To remove the jack and wheelwrench, loosen and
remove the bolt and remove the plastic cover.
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Start with the jack (A) and wheel wrench(B).
The jack has a bolt at the end. Attach the wheel wrench
to the jack bolt.
Turn the wheel wrenchto the right to raise the lift head a
little.
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If your wheel has a center cap, pry it off using the wheel
wrench.
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If your vehicle hasa bolt-on wheel cover, loosen the
plastic caps using the wheel wrenchand remove the
wheel cover.
If your vehicle has optional alloy wheels, each wheel
may have one locknut in place of the standard wheel
nut. A special wheel lock key(removal tool) and
instructions are located in the center console. Attach the
wheel lock key to thesocket of the wheel wrench.
Remove the locking wheel nut by turning
counterclockwise.
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Using the wheel wrench, loosen all the wheel nuts.
Don’t remove them yet.
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Position the jack under the vehicle. There isa notch in
the vehicle's rocker flange. Raise the jack head until it
fits firmly into the notch nearest theflat tire.
On convertible models, place the jack in a similar
location.
Stay away from the moldings or fender flanges to avoid
damaging them.
NOTICE:
Raising your vehicle with the jack improperly
positioned will damage the vehicle or may allow
the vehicle to fall off the
jack. Be sure tofit the
jack lift head into the proper location before
raising your vehicle.
Raise the vehicle by rotating the wheel wrench
clockwise. Raise the vehicle far enough off the ground
so there is enough room for the sparetire to fit.
Remove all the wheel nuts and take off the flat tire.
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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 withthe rounded end of the nuts
toward the wheel. Tighten each nut
by hand until the
wheel is held against the hub.
Lower the vehicle by rotating the wheel wrench
counterclockwise. Lower the jack completely.
Tighten the wheel nuts
firmly in a criss-cross
sequence as shown.
Don’t try to put a wheel cover on yourcompact spare
tire. It won’t fit. Storethe wheel cover in the rear area
until you have the flat tire repaired or replaced.
NOTICE:
Wheel covers won’tfit on your compact spare.If
you try to put a wheel cover on your compact
spare, you could damage the cover
or the spare.
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Replace the jack, wheel wrench and flattire using the
storage instructions. When you replace the
trim panel,
be sure to tuck it under the weatherstrip.
1. Trim Panel
2. Bolt
3. Cover
4. Jack
5 . Wing Nut
6. Adapter
7. Compact Spare Tire
8. Full-Size Tire
9. Carpet Flap
10. Tire Storage Bolt
Compact Spare Tire
Although the compact spare was fully inflated when your
vehicle was new, it can lose air after a time. Check the
60 psi
inflation pressure regularly. It should be
(420 kPa). After installing the compact spare on your
vehicle, you should stop as soon 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 O00 km), so you can finish your trip
and have your full-size tire repairedor replaced where you
want. Of course, it’s best to replace your spare with a
full-size tire as soon as youcan. Your spare will last
longer and be in good shape in case you need it again.
When the compact spare is on the rear axle, the optional
ASR system will cycle and limit acceleration for about
the first 15 seconds of driving after each engine start.
NOTICE:
Don’t take your compact spare through an
automatic car washwith guide rails. The
compact spare can get caught on the
rails. That
can damage the tire and
wheel, and maybe other
parts of your vehicle.
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I NOTICE:
If the compact spareis used as a rear tire, do not
drive faster than50 mph (80 km/h). Damage to
the rear axle may occur
if the compact spareis
driven faster than50 mph. This speed limitation
does not apply when the compact spare
is used as
a front tire.
Don’t use your compact spare on some other vehicle.
And don’t mix your compact spare or wheel with other
wheels or tires. They won’t fit. Keep your spare and its
wheel together.
I NOTICE:
Tire chainswon’t fit your compact spare.Using
them will damage yourvehicle and destroy the
chains too. Don’t use tire chainson your compact
spare.
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If You’re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or
Snow
What you don’t want to do when your vehicle is stuckis
to spin your wheels toofast. Themethod known as
“rocking” can help youget out when you’re stuck, but
you must use caution.
I NOTICE:
Spinning your wheels can destroy parts
of your
vehicle as wellas the tires. If you spin the wheels
too fast while shifting your transmission back
and forth, you can destroy your transmission.
For information about usingtire 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.If your vehicle
has ASR, you should turn the system off.(See “ASR
System” in the Index.) Thenshift back and forth
between REVERSE (R)and a forward gear (or
with a manual transmission, betweenFIRST (1) or
SECOND (2) gear and REVERSE), spinning the wheels
as little as possible. Release the accelerator pedal while
you shift, and press lightly on the accelerator pedal
when the transmissionis in gear. If that doesn’t get you
out after a few tries, you may need to be towedout. If
you do need to be towedout, see “Towing Your Car”
in the Index.
0Section 6
Service and Appearance Care
Here you will findinformation about the care of your
Chevrolet. This section begins with service and fuel
information, and then it shows how to check important
fluid and lubricant levels. There isalso technical
information about your vehicle, and a part devoted to its
appearance care.
Service
Your Chevrolet dealer knows your vehicle best and
wants you to be happy with it. We hope you’ll go to
your dealer forall your service needs. You’ll get
genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported
service people.
We hope you’ll want to keep your GM vehicle all GM.
Genuine GM parts have one of these marks:
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Delco
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Doing Your Own Service Work
If you want todo some of your own service work, you’ll
want to get the proper Chevrolet Service Manual. It tells
you much more about howto service your Chevrolet
than this manual can. To order the proper service
manual, see “Service Publications” in the Index.
Your vehicle has an air bagsystem. Before attempting to
do your own service work,see “Servicing Your Air
Bag-Equipped Chevrolet” in the Index.
You should keep a record with all parts receipts andlist
the mileage andthe date of any service work you
perform. See “Maintenance Record”in the Index.
I NOTICE:
If you try to do your own service
work without
be
knowing enough about it, your vehicle could
damaged.
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Fuel
3.4L L32 (Code S) and 3800 L36 (Code K)
The 8th digit of your vehicl,e identification number
(VIN) shows the code letter for your engine. You will
find the VIN at the top left of your instrument panel.
(See “Vehicle Identification Number” in the Index.)
Use regular unleaded gasoline rated at 87 octane or
higher. It should meet specifications ASTM D4814 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 sure you
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, it can damage your engine.
If you’re using fuel rated at 87 octane or higher and you
still hear heavy knocking, your engine needs service.
But don’t worry if you hear a little pinging noise when
you’re accelerating or driving up 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.
Etl?mol is ethyl or grain alcohol. Properly-blended fuel
that is no more than 10% ethuuol is fine for your
vehicle.
Metlwrnof is methyl or wood alcohol.
NOTICE:
Fuel that is more than 5% methanol is bad for
your vehicle. Don’t use it.It can corrode metal
parts in your fuel system and also damage plastic
and rubber parts. That damage wouldn’t be
covered under your warranty.And even at 5% or
less, there must be“co~oIvent~’’
and corrosion
preventers in this fuel to help avoid these
problems.
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Fuel
5.7L LT1 (Code P)
The 8th digit of your vehicle identification number
(VIN) shows the code letter for your engine. You will
find the VIN at the topleft of your instrument panel.
(See “Vehicle Identification Number” in the Index.)
Use premium unleaded gasoline rated at 91 octane or
higher. You may use middle grade or regular unleaded
gasolines, but your vehicle maynot accelerate as well.
The gasoline you use should meet specifications ASTM
D4814 in the UnitedStates 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 sure you
get the right kind ofgasoline (unleaded). You’ll see
UNLEADED right on the pump. And
only unleaded
nozzles will fit into your vehicle’sfiller neck.
Be sure the posted octane for premium is at least 9 I (at
least 89 for middle grade and 87 for regular). If the
octane is less than 87, you may get a heavy knocking
noise when you drive. If it’s badenough, it can damage
your engine.
If you’re using fuel ratedat 9 1 octane or higher and you
still hear heavy knocking, your engine needs service.
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But don’t worryif you hear a little pingingnoise when
you’re accelerating or driving up a hill. That’s normal
and you don’t haveto buy ahigher 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 MTBEor alcohol?
MTBE is “methyl tertiary-butyl ether.’’ Fuel that isno
more than 15% MTBEis fine foryour vehicle.
Ethanol is ethyl or grain alcohol. Properly-blended fuel
that is no more than 10% ethanol is fine for your
vehicle.
Methanol is methyl or wood alcohol.
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Fuel that is more than 5% methanol is bad for
your vehicle. Don’t use it. It can corrode metal
parts in your fuel system and also damage plastic
and rubber parts. That damage wouldn’t be
covered under your warranty. And even
at 5% or
less, there must be “cosolvents” and corrosion
preventers in this 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’llbe 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
not use leaded gasoline. If you use even one tankful,
your emission controls won’t work wellor at all. With
continuous use, spark plugs can getfouled, the exhaust
system can corrode, and your engine oil can deteriorate
quickly. Your vehicle’s oxygen sensor will be damaged.
All of that meanscostly repairs that wouldn’t be covered
by your warranty.
Many gasolines are now blended withoxygenates.
General Motors recommends that you usegasolines with
these blending materials, such as MTBEand ethanol. By
doing so, you can helpclean 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 usereformulated 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.
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 L1H 8P7
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Filling Your Tank
Be careful notto spill gasoline. Clean gasolinefrom
painted surfaces as soon as possible.See “Cleaning the
Outside of Your Chevrolet” inthe Index.
When you put the cap backon, turn it to the rightuntil
you hearat least three clicks.
NOTICE:
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 fit and your fuel tank
and emissions system might be damaged.
Checking Things Under the Hood
Hood Release
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Then go to the front of the vehicle and pull up onthe
hood release located at the center area of the hood.
Lift the hood.
To open the hood, first pull the.handle inside the lower
left side of your vehicle.
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When you open the hood you’ll see:
1. Battery
2. Engine Coolant Reservoir
3. Engine Oil Dipstick
4. Automatic Transmission Dipstick(if equipped)
5. Air Cleaner
6. Oil Fill Cup
7. Brake Fluid Reservoir
8. Power Steering Reservoir
9. Windshield Washer Reservoir
10. Engine Fan
11. Clutch Fluid Reservoir(if equipped)
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3.4L L32(Code S)
When you open the hoodyou’ll see:
1. Battery
2. Engine Coolant Reservoir
3. Engine Oil Dipstick
4. Automatic Transmission Dipstick (ifequipped)
5 . Air Cleaner
6. Oil Fill Cap
7. Brake Fluid Reservoir
8. Power Steering Reservoir
9. Windshield WasherReservoir
10. Engine Fan
11. Clutch Fluid Reservoir (ifequipped)
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5.7L LT1 (Code P)
When you open the hood you’ll see:
1. Battery
2. Engine Coolant Reservoir
3. Engine Oil Dipstick
4. Automatic Transmission Dipstick (if equipped)
5 . Air Cleaner
6. Oil Fill Cap
7. Brake Fluid Reservoir
8. Power Steering Reservoir
9. Windshield WasherReservoir
10. Engine Fans
11. Clutch Fluid Reservoir (if equipped)
Engine Oil
LOW blL
Before closing the hood, be sure all the fillercaps are
on.
Then just pull the hood down and close itfirmly.
If the “LOW OIL” light on the instrument panel comes
on, it means you need tocheck your engine oil level
right away. For more information, see “Low Oil” in the
Index. You should check yourengine oil level regularly;
this is an added reminder.
It’s a good idea to check your engine oil every time you
get fuel. In order to get an accurate reading, the oilmust
be warm and thevehicle must be on level ground.
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5.7 L Ltl (Code P) Oil Dipstick Location
To Check Engine Oil
Pull out the dipstick andclean it with a paper towel or
cloth, then push it back i n all the way. Remove it again,
keeping the tip down, and check the level.
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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.
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Don’t add too much oil.
If your engine hasso
much oil that the oil level gets above the
cross-hatched area that shows the proper
operating range, your engine could be damaged.
The oil fill cap is located on the valve cover near theoil
dipstick.
When to Add Oil
If the oil is at or belowthe ADD line, then you’ll need
to add some oil. But you must use the right kind. This
part explains what kindof oil to use. For crankcase
capacity, see “Capacities and Specifications” in the
Index.
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Just fill itenough to put the level somewhere in the
proper operating range. Pushthe dipstick all the way
back in when you’re through.
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 enpine.
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RECOMMENDED SAE VlSCOSlW GRADEENGINE OILS
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SA€ VISCOSITY GRADE OIL FOR THE EXPECTED TEMPERATURE RANGE.
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SYMBOL
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 gasoline engines.
You should also use the proper viscosity oil for your
vehicle, as shown in the following chart:
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SAE 5W-30
COLD
WEATHER
DO NOT USE SAE 20W-50 OR ANY OTHER
GRADE OIL NOT RECOMMENDED
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3.4L L32 (Code S) and 5.7L LTl (Code P)
RECOMMENDED
SAL VISCOSITY __
GRADE~
EN61NE
OILS
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FOR BEST FUEL ECONOMY AND COLD STARTING, SELECT THE LOWEST
SAL VISCOSITY 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 useSAE 1OW-30 if it’s going
to be 0°F (-18°C) or above. These numbers on an oil
container show its viscosity, or thickness. Do not use
other viscosity oils, such as SAE 20W-50.
As shown in the chart, SAE low-30 is best for your
3.8L equipped vehicle. However,you can use SAE
5W-30 if it’s going to be colder than 60°F (16°C)
before your next oil change. When it’s very
cold, you
should use SAE 5W-30. These numbers on an oil
container show its viscosity,or thickness. Do not use
other viscosity oils, such as SAE 20W-50.
HOT
WEATHER
I NOTICE:
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] (in Canada, GM Engine Oil)
meets all the requirements for your vehicle.
WEATHER
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GRADE OIL NOT RECOMMENDED
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Engine Oil Additives
Engine Coolant Heater
Don’t add anything to your oil. Your Chevrolet dealer is
ready to advise if you think something should be added.
An engine coolant heater can be a big help if you have
to park outside in very cold weather, 0°F (-18“C) or
colder. If your vehicle has this option, see “Engine
Coolant Heater” in the Index.
When to Change EngineOil
See if any one of these is true for you:
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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.
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 use a carrier on top of
your car.
If any one of these is true for your vehicle, then you
need to change your oil andfilter 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 (12 500 km) or 12 months -- whichever
comes first.
What to Do with Used Oil
Did you know that usedengine oil contains certain
elements that may be unhealthy for your skin and could
even cause cancer? Don’t let used oil stay on yourskin
for very long. Clean your skin and nails withsoap and
water, or a good hand cleaner. Wash or properly throw
away clothing or rags containing used engine oil. (See
the manufacturer’s warningsabout the use and disposal
of oil products.)
Used oil can bea 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 ever dispose of oil
by putting it in the trash, pouring it on the ground, into
sewers, or into 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 alocal recycling
center for help.
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Air Cleaner
V8 ENGINE
V6 ENGINES
Refer to the MaintenanceSchedule to determine when to
replace the air filter.
See “Scheduled Maintenance Services” in the Index.
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Air Filter Replacement
To remove the air filter:
NOTICE:
If the air cleaner isoff, a backfire can causea
damaging engine fire. And, dirt
can easily get
into your engine, which will damage
it. Always
have the air cleaner in place when you’re driving. 1 . Remove the two plastic pins by pulling them straight
UP.
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2. Disconnect the plastic clamp on the duct. Pull apart
the connection.
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3. Pull the air cleaner straight up. Unclamp the metal
clips.
How to Check
Because this operation can be a little difficult, you may
choose to have this done at your Chevroletdealer
Service Department.
If you do it yourself,be sure to follow all the instructions
here, or you could get a false reading on the dipstick.
NOTICE:
Too much or too little fluid can damage your
transmission. Too much can mean that someof
the fluid could come out and fall on hot engine
parts or exhaust system parts, starting a fire. Be
sure to get an accurate reading if you check your
transmission fluid.
4. Open the air cleaner and remove the filter.
Automatic Transmission Fluid
When to Check and Change
A good time to check your automatic transmission fluid
level is when the engine oil is changed. Refer to the
Maintenance Schedule to determine when to change your
fluid. See “Scheduled Maintenance Services” in the Index.
Wait at least 30 minutes before checking the
transmission fluid level if you have been driving:
When outside temperatures are above 90°F (32°C).
At high speed for quite a while.
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In heavy traffic -- especially in hot weather.
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While pulling a trailer.
To get the right reading, the fluid shouldbe at normal
operating temperature, which is 180°F to 200°F
(82°C to 93°C).
To check transmission fluid hot:Get the vehicle
warmed up bydriving about 15 miles (24 km) when
outside temperatures are above 50°F (10°C).
If it's colder than 50°F (10°C) drive the vehicle in
DRIVE (D)until the engine temperature gage moves
and then remains steadyfor ten minutes. Then follow
the hot check procedures.
To check transmission fluidcold: A cold check is
made after the vehicle has been sitting
for eight hours or
more with the engine off and is used onlyas a reference.
Let the engine run at idle for five minutes if outside
temperatures are 50°F (10°C) or more. If it's colder
than 50°F (lO"C), you may have to idle the engine
longer. Should the fluid levelbe low during a cold
check, you must perform a hot check before adding
fluid. This will give you a more accurate reading of the
fluid level.
To check the fluid hot or cold:
Park your vehicle on a level place. Keep the engine
running.
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With the parking brake applied, place the shift lever
in PARK (P).
With your foot on the brake pedal, move the shift
lever through each gear range, pausing for about
three seconds in each range. Then, position the shift
lever in PARK (P).
Let the engine run at idle for three minutes or more.
Then, without shutting off the engine, follow these steps:
3800 Engine Transmission Dipstick
3.4L Engine Transmission Dipstick
5.7L Engine Transmission Dipstick
1. 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.
3. Check both sides of the dipstick and read the lower
level.
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3.4 L and 5.7L Engines
3800 Engine TransmissionDipstick
4. If the fluid level is in the acceptable range, push the
dipstick back in all the way.
The fluid level mustbe in the COLD area for a cold
check or in the HOT area or cross-hatched area for a hot
check
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n o w to Add Fluid
Manual Transmlssion Fluid
Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what
kind of transmission fluid to use. See “Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants” in the Index.
How to Check
Add fluid only after checking the transmission fluid
HOT. (A COLD check is used only asa reference.) If
the fluid level is low, add only enough of the proper
fluid to bring the level up to the HOT area for ahot
check. It doesn’t take much fluid, generally less than a
pint. Don ’t over$iZZ. We recommend you use only fluid
labeled [email protected],because fluid with that label is
made especially for your automatic transmission.
Damage caused by fluid other than [email protected]
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.
Because this operation can be difficult, you may choose
to have this done at your Chevrolet dealer Service
Department.
If you do it yourself, be sure to follow allthe
instructions here, or you could get a falsereading.
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Too much or too little fluid can damage your
transmission. Too much can mean that some of
the fluid could come out and fall on hot engine
a fire. Be
parts or exhaust system parts, starting
sure to get an accurate reading
if you check your
transmission fluid.
Check the fluid level only when yourengine is off, the
vehicle is parkedon a level place and the transmission is
cool enough for you to rest your fingers on the
transmission case.
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Then, follow these steps:
1. Remove the filler plug.
2. Check that the lubricant level is upto the bottom of
the filler plug hole.
A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem.
Have the system inspected and repaired.
When to Check and Whatto Use
3. If the fluid level is good, install the plug and besure
it is fully seated.If the fluid level is low, add more
fluid as described in the nextsteps.
How to Add Fluid
Here’s how to add fluid. Referto the Maintenance
Schedule to determine what kind of fluid to use.
See
“Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in the Index.
1. Remove the filler plug.
2. Add fluid at the filler plug hole. Add only enough
fluid to bring the fluid level up tothe bottom of the
filler plug hole.
3. Install the filler plug. Be sure the plug is fully seated.
Hydraulic Clutch
The hydraulic clutch linkage I n your vehicle is
self-adjusting. The clutch mastercylinder reservoir is
filled with hydraulic clutch fluid.
It isn’t agood idea to “top off’ your clutch fluid. Adding
fluid won’t correct a leak.
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Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine how
often you should check the fluid level in your clutch
master cylinder reservoir and for the proper fluid. See
“Owner Checks and Services” and “Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants” in theIndex.
How to Check
What to Use
The proper fluid should be added if the level is below
the “STEP” mark on the reservoir. See the instructions
on the reservoir cap.
Standard Differential
Rear Axle
When to Check and Change Lubricant
Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine how
often to check the lubricant and when tochange it. See
“Periodic Maintenance Inspections” in the Index.
How to Check Lubricant
If the level is below the bottom of the filler plug hole,
you’ll need to add some lubricant. Add enough lubricant
to raise the level to the bottom of the filler plug hole.
Use Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. 1052271) or SAE
8OW-90 GL-5 gear lubricant.
Limited-Slip Differential
To add lubricant when the level is low, use Axle
Lubricant (GM Part No. 1052271) or SAE 8OW-90
GL-5 gear lubricant. To completely refill after draining,
add 4 ounces (1 18 ml) of Limited-Slip Differential
Lubricant Additive (GM Part No. 1052358).Then fill to
the bottom of the filler plug hole with AxleLubricant
(GM Part No. 12345977) or SAE 8OW-90 GL-5 gear
lubricant.
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Engine Coolant
The following explains your cooling system and how to
add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with
engine overheating or if you needto add coolant to your
radiator, see “Engine Overheating” in the Index.
The proper coolantfor your Chevrolet will:
Give freezing protection down to -34°F (-37°C).
Give boiling protectionup to 262”F ( 128* C ) .
Protect against rust and corrosion.
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Help keep the proper engine temperature.
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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. If you use this mixture, you don’t needto add
anything else.
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I NOTICE:
If you use an improper coolant mix, your engine
could overheat andbe badly damaged. The
repair cost wouldn’t be covered by your
warranty. Too much water in the mix can freeze
and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and
other parts.
Adding Coolant
5.7L LT1 Engine Only
If this light comes on, it means you’re low on engine
coolant.
To Check Coolant
When your engine is cold, check the dipstick on the cap
of the coolant recovery tank. The coolant level should
be at COLD, or a little higher. When your engine is
warm, the level on the dipstick should be up to theHOT,
or a little higher.
To Add Coolant to the RecoveryTank
If you need more coolant, add the proper mix ut the
coolant recovery tank, but only whenyour engine is
cool. If the tank is very low or empty, also add coolant
to the radiator, see “Engine Overheating” in the Index
for information.
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Radiator Pressure Cap (All Engines)
NOTICE:
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Add coolant mix at the recovery tank,but be careful not
to spill it.
Your radiator cap is a18 psi (124 kPa)
pressure-type cap and must be tightly installed to
prevent coolant loss 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 yourradiator pressure cap, [email protected]
cap is recommended.
Thermostat
Engine coolant temperature is controlled bya thermostat
in the engine coolant system. The thermostat stops the
flow of coolant through theradiator until the coolant
reaches a preset temperature.
When you replace yourthermostat, an [email protected]
is recommended.
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Power Steering Fluid
3.4L Engine
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5.7L Engine
A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem.
Have the system inspected and repaired.
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How To Check Power Steering Fluid
When the engine compartment is cool, unscrew the cap
and wipethe dipstick with aclean rag. Replace the cap
and completely tightenit. Then remove the cap again
and look at thefluid level on the dipstick.
The level should be at theFULL COLD mark. Add
enough fluid to bring the level up to the mark.
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When the engine compartment is hot, the level
should be at theH or HOT mark.
When the engine compartment is cool, the level
should be at theC or FULL COLD mark.
To Add
What to Add
Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what
kind of fluid to use. See “Recommended Fluids and
in the Index.
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NOTICE:
When adding power steering fluid
or making a
complete fluid change, always use the proper
fluid. Failure to use the proper fluid can cause
leaks and damage hoses and seals.
Windshield Washer Fluid
What to Use
When you need windshield washer fluid, be sure to read
the manufacturer’s instructions before use. If you will be
operating your vehicle in an area where the temperature
may fall below freezing, use a fluid that has sufficient
protection against freezing.
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washer fluid until the tank is full.
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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 fluidtank and
other partsof the washer system. Also,
water doesn’t cleanas well as washer fluid.
Fill your washer fluid tank only 314 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 damageyour
washer systemand paint.
Brakes
Brake Master Cylinder
Your brake master cylinder is here.It is filled with
DOT-3 brake fluid.
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There are only two reasons why the brakefluid level in
your master cylinder might go down. The first is that the
brake fluid goes down to an acceptable level during
normal brake lining wear. When newlinings are put in,
the fluid levelgoes back up. The other reason is that
fluid is leakingout of the brake system.If it is, you
should have your brake systemfixed, since a leak means
that sooner or later your brakes won’t work well,
or
won’t work at all.So, it isn’t a good idea to “top off’
your brake fluid. Adding brake fluid won’t correct a
leak. If you add fluid when your liningsare worn, then
you’ll have too much fluid when you get new brake
linings. You should add (or remove) brake fluid, as
necessary, only when work is doneon the brake
hydraulic system.
Refer to theMaintenance Schedule to determine when to
check your brake fluid. See“Periodic Maintenance
Inspections’’ inthe Index.
To Check Brake Fluid
You can check the brake fluid without taking
off the cap.
Just look at the brake fluid reservoir.The fluid level should
If it isn’t, have
be above the plastic seam in the reservoir.
your brake system checked to see if there is a leak.
After work is done on the brake hydraulic system, make
sure the level is above the plastic seam, near the base of
the filler neck.
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What to Add
Brake Wear
When you do need brake fluid, use only DOT-3 brake
fluid -- such as Delco Supreme [email protected](GM Part
No. 1052535). Use new brake fluid from a sealed
container only, andalways clean the brake fluid
reservoir cap before removing it.
Unless you have the four-wheel disc brake option, your
Chevrolet has front disc brakes and rear drum brakes.
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Disc brake pads have built-in wear indicators that make
high-pitched warning sound when the brake padsare
worn and new pads are needed. The sound may come and
go or be heard all the time your vehicleis moving (except
when you are pushing on the brake pedal firmly).
Don’t let someoneput in thewrong kind of
fluid. For example, just a few drops of
mineral-based oil, suchas 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, wash it off immediately. See
“Appearance Care” in the Index.
NOTICE:
Continuing to drive with worn-outbrake pads
could result in costlybrake 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.
If you have rear drum brakes, they don’thave wear
indicators, but if you ever hear a rear brake rubbing
noise, have the rear brake linings inspected. Also, the
rear brake drums should be removed and inspected each
time the tires are removed for rotation or changing.
When you have the front brakes replaced, have the rear
brakes inspected, too.
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 a rapid increase in pedal
travel. This could be a sign of brake trouble.
Brake Adjustment
Every time you make a moderate brake stop, your disc
brakes adjust for wear. 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 every 1,000 miles
(1600 km), so your brakes will adjust properly.
If your brake pedal goes down farther than normal, your
rear drum brakes may need adjustment. Adjust
them by
backing up and firmly applying the brakes a few times.
Replacing Brake System Parts
The braking system on a modern vehicle is complex.
Its many parts have: tobe of top quality and work well
together if the vehicle is to have really good braking.
Vehicles wedesign and test have top-quality GM brake
parts in them, as your Chevrolet does when 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 brakelinings that are wrong for your
vehicle, the balance between yourfront 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 t+ wrong replacement brake parts.
Battery
Bulb Replacement
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, werecommend a Delco
Freedom’ battery. Get one that has the replacement
number shown on the original battery’s label.
For the proper type of replacement bulb,
see
“Replacement Bulbs” in the Index.
Halogen Bulbs
Vehicle Storage
If you’re not going todrive 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.
Headlamp Aiming
Your vehicle has the55 x 135 mini-quad headlamp
system. These headlamps have horizontal and vertical
aim indicators. The aim has been pre-set at thefactory
and should needno further adjustment.
Contact your dealer to learn how to prepare your vehicle
for longer storage periods.
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If your vehicle isdamaged in an accident and the
headlamp aim seems to beaffected, see your Chevrolet
dealer. Headlamps on damaged vehicles may require
recalibration of the horizontal aim by your Chevrolet
dealer.
To check the aim, the vehicle should be properly
prepared as follows:
The vehicle must have all four tires on a perfectly
level surface.
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The vehicle should not have any snow, ice, or mud
attached to it.
There should not be any cargo or loading of vehicle,
except it should have a fulltank of gas and one
person or 160 pounds (75 kg) on the driver’s seat.
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Tires should be properly inflated.
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The horizontal indicator should read “0.”
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It is recommended that the upper limit not exceed plus
0.4 degrees for the center of the bubble. Other drivers
may flash their bright lights at you if youradjustment is
much above plus0.4 degrees.
If you find that the headlamp aiming needs adjustment,
follow these steps:
To adjust the aim of your headlamps:
1. Move your vehicle to a level surface. Use a spirit
level to be sure. Be sure to remove any items that are
not part of your original equipment from the trunk
and passenger areas. No one should be seated in the
vehicle and yourfuel tank should beabout half full.
Check to be sure your tires are at the correct
pressure.
To make sure your headlamps are aimed
properly, read all the instructions before
beginning. Failure tofollow these instructions
could cause damage to headlamp parts.
State inspection stations will allow a vertical reading of
plus 0.76 degrees or minus 0.76 degrees for the center of
the bubble.
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There are four headlamps. Each one has its own
vertical and horizontalaim position indicator. Each
indicator has its own aiming screw.
2. Start with the horizontal (left and right)headlamp
aim. Don’t try to adjust the vertical (up and down)
aim first.
A. Vertical Indicator
3. Check the horizontal aim for each headlamp and
adjust it as necessary.
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C . Vertical Aiming Screw
D. Horizontal Aiming Screw
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4. Turn the horizontal aimingscrew until the pointer is
lined up with the0 (zero).
To Replace a Headlamp
Before replacing a headlamp that does not light, check
to make sure that the wiring connector is securely
fastened to it.
See “Replacement Bulbs” in the Index to check the size
and type of headlamp you need touse before you begin
to replace the headlamp. You must replace a headlamp
with one that is exactly the same.
Be careful not to move the aiming screws when you
replace the headlamp.If the headlamp being replaced
was properly aimed, the new one will be also if it is
properly installed.
5. Now adjust the vertical aim. Check the vertical aim
for each headlamp and adjust it asnecessary.
6. Turn the vertical aiming screw until the bubble in the
level is centered at 0 (zero).
7. If the gage readings are not centered, repeat steps 2
and 3.
Try not to touch threaded parts other than the vertical
and horizontal aiming screws.
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1. Remove the [email protected] screws at the end of the
aiming ring.
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2. The aiming ring will swing open like a gate. Remove
the aiming ring from the assembly.Place it face
down, with the aim indicatorup. Be careful not to
damage the aiming bubble.
4. Check the new headlamp again. The number on the
lamp must match the number ofthe headlamp being
replaced. The letter U or L must also match.
5. Plug the wiring connector into the headlamp socket.
Snap the locking tabs onto the socket.
6. Place the new headlamp in the headlamp assembly.
The socket must be pointing in the same direction
the socket on the burned out bulb was.
7. Insert the tabs on the aiming ring into the tabs in the
headlamp assembly.
3. Pull the headlamp out of the assembly. Remove the
wiring connector from the headlamp socket by lifting
the plastic locking tabs on the connector and pulling
it from the socket.
8. Hold the aiming ring closed, insert the screws at the
end of the ring. Tighten the screws until the aiming
ring touches the plastic nuts on both the top and
bottom. Do not overtighten. Do not damage the
vertical aiming bubble.
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Center High-Mounted Stoplamp
9. Check the headlamp aim indicators. The horizontal
indicator (A) should be on0 (zero). If the vehicle
is level, the vertical indicator (B) should also be on
0 (zero). If the vehicle isn’t level, check the vertical
aim on a level surface as soon as you can. If either
indicator doesn’t read 0 (zero), adjust the headlamp
aim. See “Adjusting Headlamp Aim” in the Index.
If your vehicle is damagedin an accident and the headlamp
aim seems to be fleeted, see your Chevrolet dealer.
Headlamps on damaged vehicles may require recalibration
of the horizontal aim by your Chevrolet dealer.
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To replace the bulb:
1. Remove the two screws in the stoplamp lens.
2. Gently pull assembly out and remove bulb from the
back of the assembly.
3. Reverse the steps with a new bulb.
Front Turn Signal
Rear lamps
To change any rear bulb, youhave to remove the entire
housing.
1. Remove the trim panel from the side that you are
replacing the bulb.
I . Using a screwdriver, remove the plastic screws from
the deflector under the vehicle. Move the deflector
out of the way.
2. Turn and pull out the socket and the bulb.
3. Pull out the bulb.
2. Pull the carpet back.
4. Reverse the steps with a new bulb.
3. Remove the wing nuts.
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Rear Sidemarker
4. Pull the assembly off from the outside.
5. To remove a socket with a tab, press the tab and turn
the socket counterclockwise. To remove a socket
without atab, turn the socket counterclockwise.
6. To remove the bulb, push in and turn it
counterclockwise, then pull it out.
7. Reverse the steps with a new bulb.
To replace a rear sidemarker bulb:
1. Remove the screw from the sidemarker assembly.
2. To pull out the bulb housing, tilt the housingto
remove the tabbed end.
Wiper Blade Assembly Replacement
3. Turn counterclockwise and pull out the socket and
the bulb.
4. Pull out the bulb.
Replacement blades come in different types and are
removed in different ways.
5. Reverse the steps with a new bulb.
To remove the wiper blade assembly:
1. Lift the wiper arm until it locks into an upright
position.
2. Press the locking tab down while sliding the blade
assembly down.
Wiper Blade Element Replacement
To replace the wiper blade element refer to the wiper
blade assembly replacement instructions.To replace the
element follow these steps:
1. Locate the heel end of the wiper blade assembly that
has the two notches held by the wiper blade claw.
2. Hold the wiper blade assembly withone hand and
pull the element gently with theother hand.
(Replacement blade elements have three plastic caps
which retain two metalflexor strips. Do not remove
these caps before the element is installed).
3. At the heel end of the wiper blade assembly, notched
end of bladeelement last, slide the blade element
into the blade claw sets. The plastic retainer caps
will be forced off as element is fully inserted. Make
sure that all the claw sets are properly engaged in the
slots of the blade element.
4. Install wiper blade assembly on wiper arm.
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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
The Tire-Loading Information label which is on the
driver’s door shows the correct inflationpressures for
your tires, when they’re cold. “Cold” means your
vehicle has been sitting for at least three hours or driven
no more than a mile.
If you’ll be driving at speeds higher than 100 mph
(160 kmk)where it is legal, raise the “cold” inflation
pressure of each tire to 35 psi (240 kPa). When you end
this very high speeddriving, reduce the “cold” inflation
pressures to those listed on the Tire-Loading
Information Label.
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NOTICE:
Don’t let anyone tell you
that underinflation or
overinflation isall right. It’s not. If your tires
don’t have enoughair (underinflation) you can
get:
Too much flexing
Too much heat
Tire overloading
Bad wear
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Bad fuel economy.
If your tires have too muchair (overinflation),
you can get:
Unusual wear
Bad handling
Rough ride
Needless damage from road hazards.
When to Check
Check your tires once a month or more.
Don’t forget your compact spare tire. It should be at
60 psi (420 kPa).
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use agood quality pocket-type gage to check tire
pressure. Simply looking at the tires will not tell you the
pressure, especially if you have radial tires -- which
may look properlyinflated even if they’re underinflated.
Tires” and “Wheel Replacement” later in this section for
more information.
The purpose of regular rotation is to achieve more
uniform wear for all tires on the vehicle. The first
rotation is the most important. See “Scheduled
Maintenance Services” in the Index for scheduled
rotation intervals.
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If your tires have valve caps, be sure to put them back
on. They help prevent leaks by keeping out dirt and
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, rotate your tires as soon as
possible and check wheel alignment. Also check for
damaged tires or wheels. See “When it’s Time for New
If you don’t have P245/5OZR16
Goodyear Eagle GS-C
ires, use the rotation pattern shown above for your tires.
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After the tires have been rotated, adjust the front and
rear inflation pressures as shown on the Tire-Loading
Information label. Make certain that all wheelnuts are
properly tightened. See “Wheel Nut Torque” inthe
Index.
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If you haveP245/50ZR 16 Goodyear Eagle GS-C tires,
they must roll in a certain direction for the best overall
performance. The direction is shown by an arrow on
both sidewalls. Because these tires aredirectional, they
should be rotated as shown here. Thesetires should only
be moved fromfront to rear andrear to front on the
same side of the vehicle.
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 i f
a You can see the indicators at three or more places
around the tire.
a You can see cord or fabric showing through the tire’s
Buying New Tires
To find out what kind andsize of tires you need, look at
the Tire-Loading Information label.
The tires installed on your vehicle whenit was new had
a Tire Performance Criteria Speci€ication(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 normalservice 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).
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.
rubber.
a The tread or sidewall is cracked, cut or snagged deep
enough to show cord or fabric.
e The tire has a bump, bulge or split.
a The tire has a puncture, cut, or other damage that
can’t be repaired well because of the size or location
of the damage.
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Treadwear
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating basedon
the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified governmenttest course. For
example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and a half
(1 1/2) times as wellon 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 drivinghabits, service practices and differencesin
road characteristics and climate.
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Traction A, B, C
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
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The following information relates to the system
developed by the United States National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration which grades tires by
treadwear,tractionand temperature performance. (This
applies only to vehicles sold
in the United States.)
The traction grades, from highestto lowest are: A, B,
and C. They represent the tire’s abilityto stop on wet
pavement as measured under controlled conditions
on
specified governmenttest surfaces of asphalt and
concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction
performance.
Warning: The traction grade assignedto this tire is based
on braking (straight-ahead) traction tests anddoes not
include cornering (turning) traction.
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Temperature A, B, C
The temperature grades are A (the highest),B, and C,
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of
heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the
material of the tire todegenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure.
The grade C corresponds to a level of performance
which all passenger car tires must meet under the
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades
B and A represent higher levels of performance on the
laboratory test wheel than the minimum required by law.
Warning: The temperature grade for this tire is
established for atire that is properly inflated and not
overloaded. Excessive speed, underinflation, or
excessive loading, either separately or in combination,
can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure.
While the tires available as standard or optional
equipment on General Motors vehicles may vary with
respect to these grades, all such tires meet General
Motors performance standards and have beenapproved
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 andTire Balance
The wheels on yourvehicle were aligned and balanced
carefully at the factory to 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 unusualtire 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 needto be rebalanced.
These grades are molded on the sidewalls of passenger
car tires.
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Wheel Replacement
Replace any wheel thatis bent, cracked, or badly rusted
or corroded. If wheelnuts keep coming loose, the wheel,
wheel bolts, and wheelnuts 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 needto 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, andwheel nuts for your
Chevrolet model.
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The wrong wheel can also cause problems with
bearing life, brake cooling,
speedometerlodometer calibration, headlamp
aim, bumper height, vehicle ground clearance,
and tire or tire chain clearanceto the body and
chassis.
Used Replacement Wheels
Tire Chains
NOTICE:
If your Chevrolet has P235/55R16 or
P245150ZRl6 size tires, don’t use tire chains;
they can damage your vehicle.
If you have other tires, use tire chains only where
legal and only when you must. Use onlySAE
Class “S” type chains that arethe propersize for
your tires. Install them on the rear tires 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 the chains contacting your vehicle, stop and
retighten them. If the contact continues, slow
down until it stops. Drivingtoo fast or spinning
the wheels withchains on willdamage your
vehicle.
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Appearance Care
Remember, cleaning products can behazardous. Some
are toxic. Others can burst into flame if you strike a
match or get them on a hot part of the vehicle. Some are
dangerous if you breathe their fumes in a closed space.
When you use 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 whenyou’re cleaning the inside,
Never use these to clean your vehicle:
Gasoline
Benzene
Naphtha
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CarbonTetrachloride
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Acetone
Paint Thinner
Turpentine
Don’t use any of these unless this manualsays you can.
In many uses, these will damage your vehicle:
Alcohol
Laundry Soap
Bleach
ReducingAgents
Cleaning the Inside of 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 afoam-type powdered
cleaner. They willclean normal spots and stains very
well. Do not use them on vinylor leather.
Here are some cleaning tips:
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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
Using Solvent-Qpe Cleaner on Fabric
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Vacuum and brushthe 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.
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Use suds only and apply witha clean sponge.
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Don’t saturate the material.
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Don’t rub it roughly.
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As soon as you’vecleaned the section, use a sponge
to remove the suds.
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Rinse the section with a clean, wet sponge.
If you need to use a solvent:
Gently scrape excess soil from the trim material with
a clean,dull knife or scraper. Use verylittle cleaner,
light pressure and 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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the area with a blow dryer to help preventa cleaning
ring. (See the previous NOTICE.)
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Wipe off what’s left with a slightly damp paper towel
or cloth.
Fabric Protection
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Then dry it immediately with a blow dryer or a heat
lamp.
Your Chevrolet has upholstery andcarpet 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.
First, see if you have to use solvent-type cleaner at all.
Some spots and stains will clean offbetter with just
water and mild soap.
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Be careful.A blow dryer may scorch the fabric.
Further information on cleaning is available by calling
1-800-433-3296 (in Minnesota, 1-800-642-6167).
Wipe with a clean cloth.
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Special Cleaning Problems
If a stain remains, follow the foam-type instructions
described earlier.
Greasy or Oily Stains
If an odor lingers after cleaning vomit or urine,
treat the area witha waterhakingsoda solution:
1 teaspoon (5 ml) of baking soda to 1 cup (250 ml)
of lukewarm water.
Stains caused by grease, oil, butter, margarine, shoe
polish, coffee with cream, chewing gum, cosmetic
creams, vegetable oils, wax crayon, tar and asphalt can
be removed as follows:
If needed, clean lightly with solvent-type cleaner.
Carefully scrape off excess stain.
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. Becareful, because the cleaner
will dissolve them and may cause them to spread.
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.
If a stain remains, clean it with solvent-type cleaner.
Non-Greasy Stains
Cleaning Vinyl
Stains caused by catsup, coffee (black), egg, fruit, fruit
juice, milk, soft drinks, wine, vomit, urine and blood can
be removed asfollows:
Use warm water anda clean cloth.
Carefully scrape off excess stain, then sponge the
soiled area with cool water.
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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 GM VinylLeather Cleaner or equivalent product.
Cleaning Leather
Care of Safety Belts
Use a soft cloth with lukewarm water and a mild soap or
saddle soap.
Keep belts clean and dry.
For stubborn stains, use a GM Vinylkeather Cleaner
or equivalent product.
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Never use oils, varnishes, solvent-based or abrasive
cleaners, furniture polish or shoe polish on leather.
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Soiled leather should be cleaned immediately. If dirt
is allowed to work into finish, it can harm the
leather.
Cleaning theTop of the Instrument Panel
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Use only mild soap and water to clean the top surfaces
of the instrument panel. Sprays containing silicones or
waxes may cause annoying reflections in the windshield
and even make it difficult to seethrough the 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 cleaners on glass, because they may
cause scratches. Avoid placing decals on the inside rear
window, since they may have to be scraped off later. If
abrasive cleaners are used on the inside of the rear
window, an electric defogger element may be damaged.
Any temporary license should not be attached across the
defogger grid.
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Cleaning the Outsideof the
Windshield and Wiper Blades
If the windshield is not clear after using the windshield
washer, or if the wiper blade chatters when running, wax
or other material may be on the blade or windshield.
Clean the outside of the windshield with GM
Windshield Cleaner, Bon-Ami Powder’ (GM Part No.
1050011). The windshield is clean if beads do not form
when you rinse it with water.
Cleaning a Removable Roof Panel
Special care is necessary when cleaning, removing
and/or storing the roof panel.
Flush with water to remove dust and dirt, then dry
the panel.
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Clean the panel with GM Glass Cleaner. Leave the
cleaner on the panel for one minute, then wipe the
panel with a soft, lint-free cloth.
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Don’t use abrasive cleaning materials.
Clean the blade by wiping vigorously with acloth
soaked in full strength windshield washer solvent. Then
rinse the blade with water.
Cleaning the Outsideof Your
Chevrolet
Wiper blades should be checked on a regular basis and
replaced when worn.
The paint finish on your vehicle provides beauty, depth
of color, gloss retention and durability.
Weatherstrips
Washing Your Vehicle
Silicone grease on weatherstrips will make them last
longer, seal better, and not stick or squeak. Apply
silicone grease with a clean cloth atleast every six
months. During very cold, damp weather more frequent
application may be required. (See “Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants” in the Index.)
The best way to preserve your vehicle’s finish
is to keep
it clean by washing it often with lukewarmor cold water.
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Don’t wash your vehicle in the direct rays of the sun.
Don’t use strong soaps or chemical 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 notallowed to dry on
the surface, or they could stain. Dry the finishwith 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 maybe 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 “basecoatklearcoat”paint finish.
The clearcoat gives more depth and gloss to the colored
basecoat. Always use waxes and polishes that are
non-abrasive and made for abasecoatlclearcoat paint
finish.
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Machine compoundingor aggressive polishing on
a basecoatlclearcoat paint finish 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 industrial chimneys, etc. can
damage your vehicle’s finish if they remain on painted
surfaces. Wash the vehicle as soon aspossible. If
necessary, use non-abrasive cleaners that are marked
safe for painted surfaces to remove foreign matter.
Exterior painted surfaces are subject to aging, weather
and chemical fallout that can take their toll overa period
of years. You can help to keep the paint finish looking
new by keeping your Chevrolet garaged or covered
whenever possible.
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Cleaning Your Convertible Top
Aluminum Wheels (If So Equipped)
Your convertible top should be cleaned often. If you use
an automatic car wash, use one with waterjets and
hanging cloths.
Your aluminum wheels have a protectivecoating similar
to the painted surfaceof your car. Don’tuse strong
soaps, chemicals, chrome polish, abrasive cleaners or
abrasive cleaning brushes on them because you could
damage this coating. After rinsing thoroughly,a wax
may be applied.
When you hand wash the top, do it in partial shade.
Vacuum away anydust and other material. Use a mild
soap, lukewarm water and asoft sponge. A chamois or
cloth may leave lint on the top, and a brushcan chafe
the threads in the top fabric. Don’t use detergents, harsh
cleaners, solvents or bleaching agents.
When you clean the top, putone hand under itto
support it. Wet the entire vehicle and wash the top
evenly to avoid spots or rings. Let the soap remain on
the fabric for a few minutes. When the topis really dirty,
use a mild foam-type cleaner.Thoroughly rinse the
entire vehicle, then let the top dry in direct sunlight.
To protect the convertible top:
After you wash the vehicle, make sure the top is
completely dry before you lower it.
Don’t get any cleaner on the vehicle’s painted finish;
it could leave streaks.
If you decide to go through an automatic car wash,
ask the manager if the equipment could damage your
top.
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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 coatingoff your aluminum wheels.
Tires
To clean your tires, use a stiff brush with
a tire cleaner.
When applying a tire dressing always take
care to wipe
off any overspray orsplash from painted surfaces.
Petroleum-based products maydamage the paint finish.
Sheet Metal Damage
If your vehicle is damaged and requires sheet metal
repair or replacement, make surethe body repair shop
applies anti-corrosion material to the parts repaired or
replaced to restore corrosion protection.
Finish Damage
Any stone chips,fractures or deep scratches in the finish
should be repaired right away. Bare metal will corrode
quickly and may develop into a major 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.
Underbody Maintenance
Chemicals used for iceand snow removal and dust
control can collect on the underbody. If these are not
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.
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
Some weather and atmospheric conditions can 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 irregular dark 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
You can get these from your GM Parts Department.
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* Not recommended for pigskin suede leather.
See your General Motors Parts Departments for these products.
See your Maintenance Schedule for other products.
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Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
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Engine Identification
The eighth character in your VIN is the engine code.
This code will help you identify your engine,
specifications, and replacement parts.
Service Parts Identification
Label
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MODEL
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ASSEMBLY
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This is the legal identifier for your Chevrolet. It appears
on a plate in the front corner of 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.
You’ll find this label inside your console storage
compartment. It’s very helpfulif you ever need to order
parts. On this label is:
your VIN,
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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.
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Add-on Electrical Equipment
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Fuses and Circuit Breakers
NOTICE:
Don’t add anything electrical to your Chevrolet
unless you check with your dealer first. Some
electrical equipment can damage your vehicle
and the damage wouldn’t be covered by your
warranty. Some add-on electrical equipment can
keep other components from working
as they
should.
Your vehicle has an air bag system. Before attempting to
add anything electrical to your Chevrolet, see “Servicing
Your Air Bag-Equipped Chevrolet” in the Index.
The wiring circuits in your vehicle are protected from
short circuits by a combination of fuses, circuit breakers,
and fusible thermal links inthe wiring itself. This
greatly reduces the chance of fires caused by electrical
problems.
There are two fuse centers on your vehicle. One is in the
left side of your instrument panel.
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Headlamps
The headlamp wiring is protectedby a circuit breaker.
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 wiring checked right away.
Windshield Wipers
The windshield wiper motor is protectedby a circuit
breaker and a fuse.If the motor overheats due to heavy
snow, etc., the wiper will stop until the motor cools.If
the overload is causedby some electrical problem and
not snow,etc., be sure to get it fixed.
Power Windows and Other Power Options
The other is in the engine compartment. Open the cover
on either of the boxes to expose the fuses.
Look at the silver-colored band inside the fuse. If the
band is broken or melted, replace the fuse. Besure you
replace a bad fuse with a new one of the correct size.
If you ever have a problem on the road and don’t havea
spare fuse, you can borrow one of the correct value. Just
pick some feature of your vehicle that you can get along
without - like the radio or cigarette lighter - and use
its fuse, if it is the size you need. Replace it as soon as
you can.
Circuit breakers protect the power windows and other
power accessories. When the current load is too heavy,
the circuit breaker opens and closes, protecting the
circuit until the problem is fixed or goes away.
Underhood Electrical Center Fuses
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ABS IGN
INJECTOR
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1. ABS BAT Electronic Brake Control Module
Relays
2. FOG LTS: Fog Lamps
B --Air Conditioning Compressor
3. Not Used
C --Anti-Lock Brake System
D --Primary Coolant Fan (Driver Side)
4. Not Used
5 . ABS IGN: Anti-Lock Brake System
6. FAN/ACTR: Coolant Fan Relays; EVAP Canister
Purge Solenoid; Exhaust Gas Recirculation; Low
Coolant Re1ay;Reverse Lockout Solenoid
7. AIR PUMP: Air Injection Pump Assembly; Air
Pump Relay
E--Air Pump
F --Secondary Coolant Fan (Passenger Side)
G--ASR
H--Fog Lamps
J--Not Used
8. PCM: Power Train Control Module
9. INJECTOR: Fuel Injectors
10. INJECTOR: Fuel Injectors
11. IGNITION: VIN Engine Code S: Camshaft Position
Sensor;Crankshaft Position Sensor; Electronic
Ignition Module VIN Engine Code P: Ignition Coil;
Ignition Coil Driver
12. A/C-CRUISE: Air Conditioning Compressor Relay;
Cruise Control Switches and Module
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6. STOPEIAZARD: Brake Lamp/Cruise Release
Switch; Hazard Flasher
Main Fuse Block
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8. COURTESY: Audio Alarm Module; Courtesy
Lamps: Console Compartment, Glove Box, Dome,
Trunk, Rear Courtesy, Rearview Mirror and Radio
9. GAGES: Audio Alarm Module; Daytime Running
lamps Module (Canada); Diagnostic Energy Reserve
Module; Instrument Cluster; Remote Lock Control
Module
U BAG AIR
10.TAIL LTS: Exterior Lighting
SEE OWNER’S MANUAL FOR MORE INFORMATION
PRINTED IN U.S.A
7. PWR ACCY Power Door Locks; Power Mirrors;
Hatch Release
10264034
11. C I G A W O R N : Cigarette Lighter; Horn Relay
1. AIR BAG: SIR Components
2. TURN B-U: Backup Lamp; Daytime Running
Lamps Module (Canada); Turn Flasher
3. HVAC: Heater Control Selector Switch (Heater/Air
Conditioner); Rear Defogger
4. RADIO ASSY: BOSE’ Relay
5. PCM IGN: Powertrain Control Module; PASS-Key
[email protected]; Fuel Pump Relay
12. DEFOG/SEATS: Power Seats; Rear Defogger
(Circuit Breaker)
13. IP DIMMER: Brightness Control
14. WIPEIUWASH: Windshield WiperNasher
15. WINDOWS: Power Windows, Convertible Top
Switch (Circuit Breaker)
16.CRANK: Diagnostic Energy Reserve Module
17.RADIO: Radio Amplifier
Replacement Bulbs
Ashtray* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
AutomaticTransmissionIndicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1141
CenterHigh-MountedStoplamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 921
Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Dome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 906
DoorCourtesy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Fog ......................................
885
FrontParkingandTurn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2397
GloveBox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Headlamp (Low Beam) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-4351
Headlamp (High Beam) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-4352
Heaterand A/C Control ....................... 37
HighBeamIndicator ........................ 161
IndicatorLights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
InteriorDoorHandle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
License ..................................
194
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212-2
RearCourtesy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 562
Sidemarker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
TailOnly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Tail/Stop/Turn ............................
2057
Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 562
Turn SignalIndicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
*Manual transmissiononly.
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Capacities and Specifications
Engine
Type
VIN Engine Code S and K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V6
VIN Engine Code P . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
V8
Fuel Delivery ......................
Fuel Injection
Valve Arrangement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . In-Head
Piston Displacement
VIN Engine Code S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207 CID (3.4L)
VIN Engine Code K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 1 CID (3.8L)
VIN Engine Code P . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350 CID (5.7L)
Compression Ratio
VIN Engine Code S and K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.0: I
VIN Engine Code P . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.5: 1
Firing Order
VIN Engine Code S and K . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6-5-4-3-2
VIN Engine Code P . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2
Wheel Nuts
Wheel Nut Torque
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. . . 100 Ib. ft. ( I 40 N-m)
Capacities (Approximate)
The following approximate capacities are given in U.S.
and metric conversions.
Air Conditioning? . . . . . See the refrigerant information
label under the hood.
Automatic Transmission
Drain and Refill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I O pt. (4.7 L)*
Overhaul
VIN Engine Code S and K . . , . . , . . 17.6 pt. (8.3 L)*
VIN Engine Code P . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1.6 pt. (1 0.2 L)*
Cooling System
VIN Engine Code S
With Manual Transmission . . . . . . 12.5 qt. (1 1.8 L)
With Automatic Transmission , . . , 12.3 qt. (1 1.6 L)
VIN Engine Code K
With Manual Transmission . . . . . . 12.5 qt. ( 1 1.8 L)
With Automatic Transmission . . . . 12.3 qt. (1 I .6 L)
VIN Engine Code P
With Manual Transmission . . . . . . 15.3 qt. (14.5 L)
With Automatic Transmission . . . . 15.1 qt. (14.3 L)
Vehicle Dimensions
Capacities (Approximate) Continued
Crankcase
With Filter Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.5 qt. (4.3 L)*“:
Fuel Tank ......................
15.5 gal.(58.7 L)
Manual Transmission
Five-Speed .....................
5.9 pt. (2.8 L)*
Six-Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.0 pt. (3.8 L):k
Rear Axle Lubricant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5 pt. (1.7L)
?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.
“Recheck fluid level after filling. See “Automatic
Transmission Fluid” or “Manual Transmission Fluid” in the
Index.
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101.1 (2 566 mm)
Front Tread ........................
60.7” ( 1542 mm)
Rear Tread . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60.6“ (1 540 mm)
Length ........................
193.2“ (4 908 mm)
Width ...........................
74.1 (1 883 mm)
Wheelbase
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Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Height (Convertible)
5 1.3“ ( 1 303 mm)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52.0” (1322 mm)
*Recheck fluid level after filling. See “Automatic
Transmission Fluid’ or “Manual Transmission Fluid” in the
Index.
**Recheck the oil level after filling. See “Engine Oil” in the
Index.
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Replacement Parts
Air Cleaner Filter ........................
A 1 I63C
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
75-60
Engine Oil Filter
VIN Engine Code S and K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF47
VIN Engine Code P . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF25
Fuel Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GF578
PCV Valve
VINEngine Code S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CV789C
VIN Engine Code K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CV892C
VIN Engine Code P . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CV895C
Radiator Cap .............................
RC24
Spark Plug
VIN Engine Code S . . . . . . . . -R43TSK (0.045' Gap)
VIN Engine Code K . . . . . . . . . a 4 1 -606 (0.060' Gap)
VIN Engine Code P . . . . . . . -R45LTSP (0.050' Gap)
Thermostat Temperature Specification . . . 1 80°F(82 C)
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0Section 7
MaintenanceSchedule
Introduction
IMPORTANT:
KEEP ENGINE OIL
AT THE PROPER
LEVELANDCHANGEAS
RECOMMENDED
This section covers the maintenance required for your
Chevrolet. Your vehicle needs these services to retain its
safety, dependability and emission control performance.
Protection
Plan
Your Vehicle and the Environment
Proper vehicle maintenance not onlyhelps 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 qualityof 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 keepyour vehicle in good
condition, please maintain your vehicle properly.
Have you purchased the GM Protection Plan? ThePlan
supplements your new vehicle warranties. See your
Chevrolet dealer for details.
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How This Sectionis Organized
The remainder of this section is divided into five parts:
“Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services”shows
what to have done and how often. Some of these
services can be complex, so unless you are technically
qualified and have the necessary equipment, you should
let your dealer’sservice department or another qualified
service center do these jobs.
“Part B: Owner Checks and Services”tells you what
should be checked whenever you stop for fuel. It also
explains what you can easily do tohelp keep your
vehicle in goodcondition.
“Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections”explains
important inspections that your Chevrolet dealer’s
service department or another qualified service center
should perform.
“Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” lists
some 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 to write it down in this part.This will help you
determine when your next maintenance should be done.
In addition, it is a good idea to keep your maintenance
receipts. They may be neededto qualify your vehiclefor
warranty repairs.
If you are skilled enough to do some work on your
vehicle, you will probably wantto get the service
information GM publishes. See “Service Publications’’
in the Index.
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 maydrive
long distances all the 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 howyou drive. If you have any
questions on how to keep your vehiclein good
condition, see your Chevrolet dealer.
This part tells you the maintenance services you should
have done and when you should schedule them. If you
go to your dealer for your service needs, you’ll know
that GM-trained and supported service people will
perform the work using genuine GM parts.
The proper fluids and lubricants to use are listed in Part
D. Make sure whoever services your vehicle uses these.
All parts should be replaced andall necessary repairs
done before you or anyone else drives the vehicle.
These schedules are for vehicles that:
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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 theIndex.
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are driven on reasonable road surfaces within legal
driving limits.
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use the recommended unleaded fuel. See “Fuel” in
the Index.
Selecting the Right Schedule
First you’ll need todecide which of the two schedules is
right for your vehicle. Here’s howto decide which
schedule to follow:
Maintenance Schedule
Schedule IDefinition
Follow MaintenanceSchedule 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 belowfreezing.
Most trips include extensive idling (such as frequent
driving in stop-and-go traffic).
Most trips are through dusty areas.
You frequently tow a trailer or use a carrier on top of
your car.
Schedule I should alsobe followed if the vehicle is used
for delivery service, police, taxi,or other commercial
application.
Schedule I Intervals
Every 3,000 Miles (5 000 km) or3 Months,
Whichever Occurs First
Engine Oil and FilterChange
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Schedule I Intervals
Every 6,000 Miles(10 000 km) or 6 months,
Whichever Occurs First
Chassis Lubrication
At 6,000 Miles(10 000 km) Then Every
12,000 Miles (25 000 km)
Tire Rotation
Every 7,500 Miles (12500 km)
Rear Axle Fluid Change (VehiclesTow11 Trailers)
At 7,500 Miles (12 500 km)
Rear Axle Fluid Change (Limited-Slip Differential)
Every 15,000 Miles (25 000 km)
Air Cleaner Filter Inspection,
if driving in dusty conditions
Automatic Transmission Service (severe conditions only)
Every 30,000 Miles (50 000 km)
Air Cleaner Filter Replacement
Spark Plug Replacement (Except5.7L Code P engine)
Spark Plug Wire Inspection
Fuel Tank, Cap and Lines Inspection
Engine Accessory Drive Belt Inspection (or every
24 months, whichever occurs first)
Cooling System Service (or every24 months,
whichever occurs first)
Every 100,000 Miles (166000 km)
Spark Plug Replacement (5.7L Code P engine only)
Automatic Transmission Service (normal conditions)
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Maintenance Schedule
Schedule I1 Definition
Follow Schedule I1 onZy if none of the conditions from
Schedule I is true.
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Every 7,500 Miles (12500 km)
Engine Oil and Filter Change (or every 12 months,
whichever occurs first)
Chassis Lubrication (or every 12 months, whichever
occurs first)
At 7,500 Miles (12 500 km)
Rear Axle FluidChange (Limited-Slip Differential)
At 7,500 Miles (12 500 km) Then Every
15,000 Miles (25000 km)
Tire Rotation
Every 15,000 Miles (25000 km)
Automatic Transmission Service (severe conditionsonly)
Every 30,000 Miles (50 000 km)
Engine Accessory Drive Belt Inspection (or every
24 months, whichever occurs first)
Cooling System Service (or every 24 months,
whichever occurs first)
Spark Plug Replacement (Except 5.7L Code P engine)
Spark Plug Wire Inspection
Air Cleaner Filter Replacement
Fuel Tank, Cap and Lines Inspection
Every 100,000 Miles (166 000 km)
Spark Plug Replacement (5.7L Code P engine only)
Automatic Transmission Service (normal conditions)
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Maintenance Schedule I
3,000 Miles (5 000 km)
The services shown in this schedule up to 100,000 miles
(166 000 km) should beperformed 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 Service.
Footnotes
3- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
or the
California Air Resources Board has determined that the
failure to perform this maintenance item will notnullify
the emission warranty or limit recall 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.
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6,000 Miles (10 000 km)
7,500 Miles (12 500 km)
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
0Change the rear axle gear lubricant if
3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
vehicle is used to pull a trailer or has
limited-slip differential.
0Lubricate the steering linkage. Lubricate the
transmission shift 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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Maintenance Schedule I
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9,000 Miles (15000 km)
12,000 Miles (20 000 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 steering linkage. Lubricate the
transmission shift linkage (or every
6 months, whichever occurs first).
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
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DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
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MaintenanceSchedule I
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15,000 Miles (25 000 km)
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0Inspect air cleaner filter if you are driving
in dusty conditions. Replace filter if
necessary. An Emission Control Service.
17 Change the rear axle gear lubricant if
vehicle is used to pull a trailer.
0Change automatic transmission fluid and
filter 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.
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- Uses such as found in taxi, police or
delivery service.
If you do not use your vehicle under any of
these conditions, change the fluid and filter
at 100,000 miles (166 000 krn).
Manual transmission fluid doesn’t require
change.
DATE SERVICED
ACTUAL MILEAGE
BY:
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18,000 Miles (30 000 km)
Change engine oil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
21,000 Miles (35000 km)
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
El Lubricate the steering linkage. Lubricate the
transmission shift 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
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ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
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MaintenanceSchedule I
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22,500 Miles (37500 km)
24,000 Miles (40 000 km)
0Change the rear axle gear lubricant if
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
vehicle is used to pull a trailer.
3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
Cl Lubricate the steering linkage. Lubricate the
transmission shift linkage (or every
6 months, whichever occurs first).
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JSERVICEDBY:
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I MaintenanceSchedule I I
27,000 Miles (45 000 km)
30,000 Miles (50 000 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 Sewice.
0Lubricate the steering linkage. Lubricate the
transmission shift linkage (or every
6 months, whichever occurs first).
0Change the rear axle gear lubricant if
vehicle is used to pull a trailer.
Inspect 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 Emission Control Service.
7-12
I
Maintenance Schedule I
I
0Replace spark plugs (except 5.7L Code P
engine). An Emission Control Service.
0Inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Control
Sewice.
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 Emission Control Service. -f
Cl Change automatic transmission fluid and
filter 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 use your vehicle under any of
these conditions, change the fluid and filter
at IO0,OOO miles ( I 66 000 km).
Manual transmission fluid doesn’t require
change.
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
-
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DATE
I
ACTUAL MILEAGE
ISERVICED
BY: I
O
O
7-13
I
MaintenanceSchedule I
I
33,000 Miles (55 000 km)
36,000 Miles (60 000 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 steering linkage. Lubricate the
transmission shift linkage (or every
6 months, whichever occurs first).
DATE
7-14
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
I
Maintenance Schedule I
I
37,500 Miles (62 500 km)
39,000 Miles (65 000 km)
0Change the rear axle gear lubricant if
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
vehicle is used to pull a trailer.
3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
7-15
1
MaintenanceSchedule I
I
42,000 Miles (70 000 km)
45,000 Miles (75000 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 Sewice.
An Emission Control Sewice.
Lubricate the steering linkage. Lubricate the
transmission shift 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
7-16
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
0Change the rear axle gear lubricant if
vehicle is used to pull a trailer.
0Change automatic transmission fluid and
filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under
one or more of these conditions:
- In heavy city traffic where the outside
temperature regularly reaches 90O F
(32°C) or higher.
- In hilly or mountainous terrain.
- When doing frequent trailer towing.
I
MaintenanceSchedule I
I
48,000 Miles (80 000 km)
- Uses such as found in taxi, police or
delivery service.
If you donot use your vehicle under any of
these conditions, change the fluid and filter
at 100,000 miles ( I 66 000 km).
Manual transmission fluid doesn’t require
change.
Inspect air cleaner filter if you are driving
in dusty conditions. Replace filter if
necessary. An Emission Control Service.
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0Lubricate the steering linkage. Lubricate the
transmission shift linkage (or every
6 months, whichever occurs first).
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
Maintenance ScheduleI
51,000 Miles (85 000 km)
52,500 Miles (87 500 km)
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first).
0Change the
An Emission Control Service.
DATE
7-18
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
rear axle gear lubricant if
vehicle is used to pull a trailer.
I
MaintenanceSchedule I
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 Control Service.
0Lubricate the steering linkage. Lubricate the
transmission shift 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:
7-19
Maintenance Schedule I
60,000 Miles (100 000 km)
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0Lubricate the steering linkage. Lubricate the
transmission shift linkage (or every
6 months, whichever occurs first).
0Change the rear axle gear lubricant if
vehicle is used to pulla trailer.
0Change automatic transmission fluid and
filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under
one 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.
7-20
- Uses such as found in taxi, police or
delivery service.
Ifyou do not use your vehicle under any of
these conditions, change the fluid and filter
at 100,000 miles ( I 66 000 km).
Manual transmission fluid doesn’t require
change.
0Inspect engine accessory drive belt (or
every 24 months, whicheveroccurs first).
An E1nissi01.1Control Service.
c]Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or
every 24 months, whicheveroccurs 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 Elnissiorz Control Service.
Maintenance Schedule I
63,000 Miles (105 000 km)
0Replace spark plugs (except 5.7L Code P
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first).
engine). An Emission Control Service.
0Inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Control
An Emission Control Service.
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 Emission Control Service.?
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DATE
I
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
ISERVICED
BYI
I
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED
BY:
7-21
1
MaintenanceSchedule I
I
66,000 Miles (110 000 km)
‘des (112 500 km)
0Change the rear axle gear lubricant if
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first).
vehicle is used to pull a trailer.
An Emission Control Service.
0Lubricate the steering linkage. Lubricate the
transmission shift 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
r
7-22
BY:
DATE
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
Maintenance Schedule I
69,000 Miles (115 000 km)
72,000 Miles (120 000 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.
17 Lubricate the steering linkage. Lubricate the
transmission shift linkage (or every
6 months, whichever occurs first).
I
DATE
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
7-23
I MaintenanceSchedule I I
75,000 Miles (125 000 km)
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0Change the rear axle gear lubricant if
vehicle is used to pull a trailer.
0Change automatic transmission fluid and
filter 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.
7-24
- Uses such as found in taxi, police or
delivery service.
lfyou do not use your vehicle under any of
these conditions, change the fluid and filter
at 100,000 miles ( I 66 000 km).
Manual transmission fluid doesn’t require
change.
0Inspect air cleaner filter if you are driving
in dusty conditions. Replace filter if
necessary. An Emission Control Service.
I
DATE
I
ACTUALMILEAGE
(SERVICED
BY:^
I
MaintenanceSchedule I
I
78,000 Miles (130 000km)
81,000 Miles (135 000 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 Sewice.
An Emission Control Sewice.
0Lubricate the steering linkage. Lubricate the
transmission shift 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
1
ACTUAL MILEAGE
I
SERVICED B Y
I
I
7-25
I
MaintenanceSchedule I
I
82,500 Miles (137 500 km)
84,000 Miles (140 000 km)
0Change the rear axle gear lubricant if
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
vehicle is used to pull a trailer.
3 months, whichever occursfirst).
An Emission Control Service.
0Lubricate the steering linkage. Lubricate the
transmission shift linkage (or every
6 months, whichever occursfirst).
I
DATE
7-26
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
I
MaintenanceSchedule I
I
87,000 Miles (145 000 km)
90,000 Miles (150 000 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 steering linkage. Lubricate the
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
transmission shift linkage (or every
6 months, whichever occurs first).
0Change the rear axle gear lubricant if
vehicle is used to pull a trailer.
0Change automatic transmission fluid and
filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under
one or more of these conditions:
- In heavy city traffic where the outside
temperature regularly reaches 90OF
(32°C) or higher.
- In hilly or mountainous terrain.
- When doing frequent trailer towing.
(Continued)
-
Maintenance Schedule I
90,000 Miles (150 000 km) (Continued)
- Uses such as found in taxi, police or
delivery service.
I f you do not use your vehicle under any of
these conditions, change the fluid and filter
at lO0,OOO miles (166 000 km).
Manual transmission fluid doesn’t require
change.
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 Emission Control Service.
Replace spark plugs (except 5.7L Code P
engine). An Emission Control Service.
0InSPect sparle Pl.ug 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 Emission Control Service.
El Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
I
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.
C
l Lubricate the steering linkage. Lubricate the
transmission shift linkage (or every
6 months, whichever occurs first).
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
I
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED
BY:
7-29
I
Maintenance Schedule I
I
97,500 Miles (162 500 km)
99,000 Miles (165 000 km)
0Change the rear axle gear lubricant if
I7 Change engine oil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first).
vehicle is used to pull a trailer.
An Emission Control Service.
DATE
7-30
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
I
DATE
I
ACTUAL MILEAGE
ISERVICED
BY: I
I
MaintenanceSchedule I
1
100,000 Miles (166 000 km)
[7 Replace spark plugs (5.7L Code P engine
only). An Emission Control Service.
0If you have not used yourvehicle under
conditions of severe service and, therefore,
have not changed your automatic
transmission fluid, change both the fluid
and filter.
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DATE
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
SERVICED
BY
7-31
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 performedafter 100,000 miles
(166 000 km)at the same intervals.
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
Footnotes
0Lubricate the steering linkage. Lubricate the
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agencyor the
California Air ResourcesBoard has determined thatthe
failure to perform this maintenance item will not nullify
the emission warranty or limit recall 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.
transmission shift linkage (or every
12 months, whichever occurs first).
0Change the rear axle gear lubricant if
vehicle has limited-slip differential.
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Indexfor proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
12 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
DATE
7-32
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED B Y
15,000 Miles (25 000 km)
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
12 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0Lubricate the steering linkage. Lubricate the
transmission shift linkage (or every
12 months, whichever occurs first).
0Change automatic transmission fluid and
filter 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 donot use your vehicle under any of
these conditions, change thefluid and filter
at 100,000 miles (166 000 km).
Manual transmission fluid doesn’t require
change.
-
Maintenance Schedule I1
22,500 Miles (37 500 km)
30,000 Miles (50 000 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).
An Emission Control Service.
An Emission Control Service.
0Lubricate the steering linkage. Lubricate the
0Lubricate the steering linkage. Lubricate the
transmission shift 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.
transmission shift linkage (or every
12 months, whichever occurs first).
0Change automatic transmission fluid and
filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under
one or more of these conditions:
- In heavy city traffic where the outside
temperature regularly reaches90 OF
(32°C) or higher.
- In hilly or mountainous terrain.
- When doing frequent trailer towing.
I
I
ACTUAL MILEAGE
DATE SERVICED
7-34
1
I
BY
Maintenance Schedule I1
- Uses such as found in taxi, police or
0Replace spark plugs (except 5.7L Code P
delivery service.
I f you do not use your vehicle under anyof
these conditions, changethe fluid and filter
at 100,000 miles (166 000 km).
Manual transmission fluid doesn’t require
change.
Inspect engine accessory drive belt (or
every 24 months, whichever occurs first).
engine). An Emission Control Service.
0Inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Control
An Emission Control Service.
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 Sewice.
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.
7-35
MaintenanceSchedule I1
I
45,000 Miles (75 000 km)
37,500 Miles (62 500 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 steering linkage. Lubricate the
transmission shift 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
7-36
BY
Lubricate the steering linkage. Lubricate the
transmission shift linkage (or every
12 months, whichever occurs first).
0Change automatic transmission fluid and
filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under
one or more of these conditions:
- In heavy city traffic where the outside
temperature regularly reaches90 * F
(32O C) or higher.
I Maintenance Schedule I1 I
- In hilly or mountainous terrain.
- When doing frequent trailer towing.
- Uses such as found in taxi, police or
delivery service.
I f you do not useyour vehicle under any of
these conditions,change the fluid and filter
at 100,000 miles ( I 66 000 km).
Manual transmission fluid doesn’t require
change.
I
DATE
I
ACTUAL MILEAGE
ISERVICED
BY: I
I MaintenanceSchedule
I1
I
52,500 Miles (87 500 km)
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
12 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
Lubricate the steering linkage. Lubricate the
transmission shift linkage (or every
12 months, whichever occurs first).
DATE
7-38
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED B Y
Maintenance Schedule I1
~
1
60,000 Miles (100 000 km)
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
12 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0Lubricate the steering linkage. Lubricate the
transmission shift linkage (or every
12 months, whichever occurs first).
0Change automatic transmission fluid and
filter 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
(32O 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 any of
these conditions, change the
fluid and filter
at 100,000 miles (166 000 km).
Manual transmission fluid doesn’t require
change.
0Inspect engine accessory drive (or every
24 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
C
I 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.
An Emission Control Service.
(Continued)
7-39
Maintenance Schedule I1
60,000 Miles (I00 000 km) (Continued)
67,500 Miles (112 500 km)
0Replace spark plugs (except 5.7L Code P
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
12 months, whichever occurs first).
engine). An Emission Control Service.
0Inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Control
0Lubricate the steering linkage. Lubricate the
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.
DATE
An Emission Control Service.
transmission shift 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 B Y
I
DATE
I
ACTUALMILEAGE
ISERVICED
BY:
MaintenanceSchedule I1
I
75,000 Miles (125 000 km)
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
12 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0Lubricate the steering linkage. Lubricate the
transmission shift linkage (or every
12 months, whichever occurs first).
17 Change automatic transmission fluid and
filter 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.
I f you do notuse your vehicle under anyof
these conditions, changethe fluid and filter
at 100,000 miles (166 000 km).
Manual transmission fluid doesn't require
change.
DATE
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED B Y
7-41
MaintenanceSchedule I1
I
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).
An Emission Control Service.
An Emission Control Service.
0Lubricate the steering linkage. Lubricate the
0Lubricate the steering linkage. Lubricate the
transmission shift 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.
transmission shift linkage (or every
12 months, whichever occurs first).
0Inspect engine accessory drive belt (or
every 24 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
17 Change automatic transmission fluid and
DATE
7-42
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
filter 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 O C) or higher.
I MaintenanceSchedule
I1
I
In hilly or mountainous terrain.
- When doing frequent trailer towing.
- Uses such as found in taxi, police or
delivery service.
v y o u do not use your vehicle under anyof
these conditions, changethe fluid and filter
at 100,000 miles ( I 66 000 km).
Manual transmission fluid doesn’t require
change.
0Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or
every 24 months, whichever occurs first).
See “Engine Coolant’’ in theIndex for what
to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator,
condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure
test the cooling system and pressure cap.
-
0Replace spark plugs (except 5.7L Code P
engine). An Emission Control Service.
0Inspect spark plug wires.An Emission Control
Service.
0Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control
Service.
0Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines. Inspect fuel
cap gasket for any damage. Replace parts as
needed. An Emission Control Service. T
I
DATE
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
SERVICED
BY:
An Emission Control Service.
7-43
MaintenanceSchedule I1
I
97,500 Miles (162 500 km)
100,000 Miles (166 000 km)
0Change engine oil and filter (or every
0Replace spark plugs(5.7L Code P engine
12 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
Lubricate the steering linkage. Lubricate the
transmission shift linkage (or every
12 months, whichever occurs first).
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Indexfor proper rotation
pattern and additional information.
DATE
7-44
ACTUAL MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
only). An Emission Control Service.
0If you have not used your vehicle under
conditions of severe service and, therefore,
have not changed your automatic
transmission fluid, change both the fluid
and filter.
DATE SERVICED
ACTUAL MILEAGE
BY:
Part B: Owner Checksand 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 addthe proper fluid if
necessary. See “Windshield WasherFluid” in the Index
for further details.
Be sureany necessary repairs are completed at once.
Whenever any fluids or lubricants are added to your
vehicle, make sure they are theproper ones, as shown in
Part D.
At Least Oncea Month
At Each Fuel Fill
It is important for you or a service station attendant to
pevorm these underhood checks at eachfielfill.
Tire Inflation
Check tire inflation. Make sure tires are inflated to the
pressures specified on the Tire-Loading Information
label located on the rear edge of the driver’s door. See
“Tires” in the Index for further details.
Cassette Deck
Engine Oil Level
Check the engine oil 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.
Clean cassette deck. Cleaning should be done every
50 hours of tape play. See “Audio Systems” in the Index
for further details.
At Least Twicea Year
Hydraulic Clutch System Inspection
Check the fluid level in the clutch reservoir. See
“Hydraulic Clutch Fluid” in the Index. A fluid loss in
this system could indicate a problem. Have the system
inspected and repaired at once.
7-45
At Least Once a Year
Key Lock Cylinders
Lubricate the key lock cylinders with the lubricant
specified in Part D.
Body Lubrication
Lubricate all body door hinges. Also lubricate all hinges
and latches, including those for the hood, rear
compartment, console doors and any folding seat
hardware. Part D tells you what to use. More frequent
lubrication may berequired when exposed to a corrosive
environment.
Starter Switch
1. Before you start, be sure you have enough room
around the vehicle.
2. Firmly apply both the parking brake (see ‘Tarking
Brake” in the Index if necessary) and the regular
brake.
NOTE: Do not use the accelerator pedal, and be
ready to turnoff the engine immediately if it starts.
3. On automatic transmission vehicles, try to start the
engine in each gear. The starter should work only in
PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). If the starter works in
any other position, your vehicle needs service.
On manual transmission vehicles, put the shift lever
in NEUTRAL (N), push the clutch down halfway
and try to start the engine. The starter should work
only when the clutch is pushed down all the way to
the floor. If the starter works when the clutch isn’t
pushed all the way down, your vehicle needs service.
Steering ColumnLock
While parked, and with the parking brake set, try to turn
the key to LOCK ineach shift lever position.
With an automatic transmission, the key should turn
to LOCK only when the shift lever is in PARK(P).
With a manual transmission, the key should
turn to LOCK only when the shift lever is in
REVERSE (R).
On vehicles with a keyrelease button, try to turn the key
to LOCK without pressing the button. The key should
turn to LOCK only with the key button depressed.
Park on a fairly steep hill, with the vehicle facing
downhill. Keeping your foot on the regular brake, set the
parking brake.
On all vehicles. the key should come outonly in LOCK.
To check the parking brake: With the engine running
and transmission in NEUTRAL (N), slowly remove
foot pressure from the regular brake pedal. Do this
until the vehicle is held by the parking brake only.
Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission
PARK
(P) Mechanism Check
0
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. Takecare to
clean thoroughly any areas where mud and other debris
can collect.
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Part C: Periodic Maintenance
Inspections
Listed below are inspections and services which should
be performed at least 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, makesure all your belts, buckles, latch
plates, retractors, anchorages and reminder systems are
working properly. Look for any loose parts or damage.
If you see anything that might keepa restraint system
from doing its job,have it repaired.
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Steering and Suspension Inspection
Inspect the front and rear suspension and steering
system for damaged, loose or missing parts, signsof
wear, or lack of lubrication. Inspect the power steering
lines and hosesfor proper hookup, binding, leaks,
cracks, chafing, etc.
Exhaust System Inspection
Inspect the complete exhaust system. Inspectthe body
near the exhaust system. Lookfor broken, damaged,
missing or out-of-position parts as well as open seams,
holes, loose connections, or other conditions which
could cause a heat build-up in the floor pan or could let
exhaust fumes into the vehicle. See “Engine Exhaust” in
the Index.
Throttle Linkage Inspection
Brake System Inspection
Inspect the throttle linkage for interference or binding,
and for damaged or missing parts. Replace parts as
needed. Accelerator and cruise control cables should not
be lubricated.
Inspect the complete system. 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 liningsfor
wear and cracks. Inspect other brake parts, including
drums, wheel cylinders, calipers, parking brake, etc. The
parking brake is self-adjusting and no manual
adjustment is required. You may need to have your
brakes inspected moreoften if your driving habits or
conditions result in frequent braking.
Manual Transmission
Check the transmission fluid level; add if needed. See
“Manual Transmission” in the Index. A fluid loss may
indicate a problem. Check the system and repairif
needed.
Rear Axle Service
Check the gear lubricant level in the rear axle and add if
needed. See “Rear Axle” in the Index. A fluid loss may
indicate a problem. Check the axle and repairit if
needed.
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Part D: Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants
NOTE: Fluids and lubricants identified below by name,
part number or specification maybe obtained from your
GM dealer.
I
USAGE
Supplement
FLUIDLUBRICANT
Engine oil with the American
Petroleum Institute Certified For
Gasoline Engines “Starburst”
symbol of the proper viscosity. To
determine the preferred viscosity
for your vehicle’s engine, see
“Engine Oil” in the Index.
50/50 mixture of water (preferably
distilled) and good quality
ethylene glycol base antifreeze
(GM Part No. 1052753 or
equivalent) conforming to GM
Specification 1825M or approved
recycled coolant conforming to
GM Specification 1825M.
GM Part No. 3634621 or
equivalent.
USAGE
Hydraulic Brake
System
FLUIDLUBRICANT
Delco Supreme 11 Brake Fluid
(GM Part No. 1052535 or
equivalent DOT-3 brake fluid).
@
Hydraulic Clutch Hydraulic Clutch Fluid (GM Part
System
12345347
No.
or equivalent).
Power Steering
System
GM HydraulicPowerSteering
Fluid
(GM
Part No. 1052884 or
equivalent).
[email protected]
Manual
Automatic
Transmission
Transmission
Fluid.
Automatic
[email protected]
Automatic
Transmission
Transmission
Fluid.
Key
Lock
Lubricate
with
Multi-Purpose
Cylinders
Lubricant
(GM
Part
No. 12345120)
or syntheticSAE 5W-30 engine
oil.
Automatic
Transmission
Shift Linkage
Engine oil.
Clutch Linkage
Pivot Points
Engine oil.
USAGE
Floor 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.
USAGE
Hood Latch
Assembly
a. Pivots and
Spring
Anchor
b. Release Pawl
FLUIDLUBRICANT
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.
Rear Axle
(Standard
Differential)
Axle Lubricant (GM PartNo.
1052271) or SAE SOW-90 GL-5
Gear Lubricant.
Rear Axle
(Limited-Slip
Differential)
Axle Lubricant (GM Part No.
12345977) or SAE 8OW-90 GL-5
Gear Lubricant, and Limited-Slip
Differential Lubricant Additive
(GM Part No. 1052358 or
equivalent) where required. See
“Rear Axle” in the Index.
Engine oil or Lubriplate Lubricant
Hood and Door
(GM Part No. 1050109).
Hinges, Fuel
Door Hinge,
Rear
compartment Lid
Hinges, Rear
Folding Seat
Windshield
Washer Solvent
GM [email protected] Solvent
(GM Part No. 1051515) or
equivalent.
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.
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Part E: Maintenance Record
After the scheduled services are performed, record the
date, odometer reading and who performed the service
in the boxes provided after the maintenance interval.
Any additional informationfrom “Owner Checks and
Services” or “Periodic Maintenance”can be addedon
the following record pages. Also,you should retain all
maintenance receipts.Your owner information portfolio
is a convenient place to store them.
Maintenance Record
ODOMETER
SERVICED
READING
DATE
BY
MAINTENANCE
PERFORMED
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DATE
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READING
BY
MAINTENANCE PERFORMED SERVICED
0Section 8
CustomerAssistanceInformation
Here you will find out howto contact Chevrolet if you
need assistance. This section also tells you how to obtain
service publications and how to report any safety
defects.
This section includes information on: The Customer
Satisfaction Procedure, Customer Assistance for
Hearing or Speech Impaired, BBB Auto Line Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, Reporting
Safety Defects, Roadside Assistance, and Service and
Owner Publications.
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to your
dealer and Chevrolet. Normally, any concern with the
sales transaction or the operation of your vehicle will be
resolved by your dealer’s Sales orService Departments.
Sometimes, however, despite the best intentions of all
concerned, misunderstandings can occur. If your
concern has not been resolved to your satisfxtion, the
following steps should be taken:
STEP ONE -- Discuss your concern with a member of
dealer management. Normally, concerns can be quickly
resolved at that level. If the matter hasalready been
reviewed with the Sales, Service, or Parts Manager,
contact the owner of the dealer or the General Manager.
STEP TWO -- If after contacting a member of dealer
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 overseas locations, contact
GM North American Export Sales in Canada by calling
1-905-644-4 1 12.
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For prompt assistance, please have the following
information available to give theCustomer Assistance
Representative:
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 left top of the instrument panel and visible
through the windshield.)
0
Dealer name and location
0
Vehicle deliverydate 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. 0. Box 7047
Troy, MI 48007-7047
Refer to your Warranty and Owner Assistance
Information booklet for addressesof Canadian and GM
Overseas offices.
'
When contacting Chevrolet, please remember that your
concern will likelybe resolved in the dealer, using the
dealer's facilities, equipment and personnel. Thatis why
we suggest you followStep One first ifyou have a
concern .
Customer Assistance for the Hearing
or Speech Impaired(TDD)
To assist customers who have hearing difficulties,
Chevrolet has installed specialTDD
(Telecommunication Devicesfor the Deaf) equipment at
its Customer Assistance Center. Any hearing
or speech
impaired customer who has access to
a TDD ora
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 in BBB 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 Assistance Information booklet.
General Motors reserves the right to changeeligibility
limitations and/or to discontinue its participation in this
program.
Both Chevrolet and your Chevrolet dealer are
committed to making sure you are completely satisfied
with your new vehicle. Our experience has shown that,
if a situation arises where you feel your concern has not
been adequately addressed, the Customer Satisfaction
Procedure described earlier in this section is very
successful.
I nere may be instances wnere an Impartial third-party
can assist in arriving at a solution to a disagreement
regarding vehicle repairs or interpretation of the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty. Toassist in resolving these
disagreements, Chevrolet voluntarily participates in
BBB AUTO LINE.
BBB AUTO LINE is an out-of-court program
administered by the Better Business Bureau systemto
settle disputes between customers and automobile
manufacturers. This program is available free of charge
to customers who currently ownor 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 natureof your complaint.
Eligibility is limited by vehicleage and mileage, and
other factors.
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We prefer you utilize the Customer Satisfaction
Procedure before you resortto AUTO LINE, butyou
may contact the BBB at anytime. The BBB will attempt
to resolve the complaint servingas an intermediary
between you and Chevrolet. If this mediation is
unsuccessful, an informal hearing will be scheduled
where eligible customers may present theircase to an
impartial third-party arbitrator.
The arbitrator will makea decision which you may
accept or reject. If you accept the decision, GM will be
bound by that decision. The entire dispute resolution
procedure should ordinarily take about forty days from
the time you file a claim until a decision is made.
Some state laws may require you to use this program
before filing a claim with a state-run arbitration program
or in the courts. For further information, contact the
BBB at 1-800-955-5 100 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 hasa defect which could
cause a crash or could cause injuryor 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 mayeither 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 informationabout motor
vehicle safety from the Hotline.
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REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
TO THE CANADIAN
GOVERNMENT
If you live in Canada, and you believe that your vehicle
has a safety defect, you should immediately notify
Transport Canada, in addition.to notifying General
Motors of Canada Limited. You may write to:
Transport Canada
Box 8880
Ottawa, Ontario K l G 352
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
TO GENERAL MOTORS
In addition to notifying NHTSA (or Transport Canada)
in a situation like this, we certainly hope you’ll notify
us. Please call us at 1-800-222- 1020, or write:
Chevrolet Motor Division
Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center
P. 0. Box 7047
Troy, MI 48007-7047
In Canada, please call us 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 L l H 8P7
Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program
To enhance Chevrolet’s strong commitment to customer
satisfaction, Chevrolet has established the
Chevrolet/Geo Roadside Assistance Center.
Roadside Assistance is available 24 hours a day, 365
days a year, by calling 1 -800-CHEV-USA
( 1 -800-243-8872). This toll free number will provide
you over-the-phone roadside assistance with minor
mechanical problems. If your problem cannot be
resolved over the phone, our advisors have access to a
nationwide network of dealer-recommended service
providers. Roadside membership is free however some
services may incur costs.
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Roadside offers two levels of service to the customer,
Basic Care and Courtesy'" Cure:
ROADSIDE Basic Cure PROVIDES:
Toll-freenumber,1-800-CHEV-USA
0
Free towing for warranty repairs
0
Basic over-the-phone technical advice
Available dealer services at reasonable costs
(i.e., wrecker services, locksmith/key service, glass
repair, etc.)
Note: Roadside Basic Care applies to all Chevrolet/Geo
vehicles regardless of ageor miles.
ROADSIDE Courtesy Care PROVIDES:
Roadside Basic Care services (as outlined above)
Plus:
FREE Non-Warranty Towing (to the closest dealer
from a legal roadway)
FREE Locksmith/Key Service (when keys are lost
on the road or locked inside)
FREE Flat Tire Service (spare installed on the road)
8-6
0
FREE Jump Start (at home or on the road)
FREE Fuel Delivery ($5 of fuel delivered on the road)
Note: Cmwtesy Care is available to Retail and Retail
Lease Customers operating 1994 and newer
Chevrolet/Geo vehicles for a period of 36
months/36,000 miles. AllCourtesy Cure services must
be pre-arranged by Chevrolet Roadside or Dealer
Service Management.
BLISI'C
Cure and Colrrtrsy Cwe are not part of or included in the coverage
provided by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.Chevrolet reserves the
right to modify or discontinue Brrsic Care and Courtesy& at any time.
For complete program details, see your Chevrolet/Geo
dealer to obtain a Roadside Assistance Center brochure.
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 maybe incurred for utilizing outside services.
For prompt assistance when calling, please have the
following information availableto give to the advisor:
VehicleIdentificationNumber
0
Licenseplatenumber
0
Vehicle color
0
Vehiclelocation
Telephone number where you can be reached
0
Vehiclemileage
0
Description of problem
0
Up to $30 maximum daily cab, bus, or other
transportation allowance in lieu of rental for any
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 for any overnight warranty repair upto 5 days.
Note: All Courtesy Transportation arrangements will
be administered by your Chevrolet/Geo dealership
service management. Claim amounts should reflect
all actual costs.
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 retail purchasers of 1995
Chevrolet/Geo passenger cars and light dutytrucks
(please see your selling dealer for details).
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 to5 days, OR
0
Chevrolet/Geo Courtesy Transportation is not part of
the BUMPER TO BUMPER New Vehicle Limited
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.
8-7
Canadian Roadside Assistance
Service Bulletins
Vehicles purchasedin Canada have anextensive
Roadside Assistance programaccessible from anywhere
in Canada or the United States. Please refer to the
separate brochure provided by the dealer or call
1-800-268-6800 for emergency services.
Service bulletins covering various subjects are regularly
sent to all General Motors’ dealerships. GM monitors
product performancein the field. When service methods
are found which promote better service on GM vehicles,
bulletins are createdto help the technician perform better
service. Service bulletins may involve any number of
vehicles. Some will describe inexpensive service; others
will describe expensive service. Some will advise
of new
or unexpected conditions, and othersmay help avoid
future costly repairs. Service bulletins are meant for
qualified technicians.In some cases they refer to service
manuals, specialized tools, equipment and safety
procedures necessary to service the vehicle. 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 the toll-free numbers
listed previously, or aska GM dealerhetailer to see an
index or individual bulletin.
Service and Owner Publications
Service manuals, service bulletins, owner’s manuals and
other service literature areavailable for purchase for all
current and many past model General Motors vehicles.
Toll-free telephone numbers for ordering information:
United States 1-800-55 1-4 123
Canada 1-800-668-5539
Service Manuals
Service manuals contain diagnosis and repair
information for all chassis and body systems. They may
be useful for owners who wish to get a greater
understanding of their vehicle. They are also useful for
owners with the appropriate skill levelor training who
wish to perform “do-it-yourself” service. These are
authentic General Motors service manualsmeant for
professional, qualified technicians,
Owner Publications
Owner’s manuals, warrantyfolders and various owner
assistance booklets provideowners with general
operation and maintenance information.
NOTES
NOTES
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NOTES
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NOTES
0Section 9
INDEX
Acceleration slip Regulation (ASR) System
4-9
WarningLight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Acceleration Slip Regulation System Warning Light . . . 2-71
Accessory plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-59
Adding. Automatic Transmission Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-25
6-36
Adding. Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-68
Adding. Electrical Equipment .....................
Adding. Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-29
6- 14
Adding. Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding. Hydraulic Clutch Fluid ....................
6-26
Adding. Manual Transmission Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-26
Adding. Power Steering Fluid .....................
6-33
3- 17
Adding. Sound Equipment ........................
Adding. Windshield Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-41. 6-33
Aiming. Headlamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-38
1-20
AirBag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air Bag Readiness Light ....................
1-20. 2-69
1-20
Air Bag System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air Bag. How Does it Restrain ....................
1-22
1-20
Air Bag. How it Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air Bag Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-2 1
Air Bag. Servicing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-24
Air Bag. What Makes it Inflate ....................
1-22
Air Bag. What Will You See After it inflates . . . . . . . . . . 1-22
Air Bag. When Should it Inflate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21
6-18
Aircleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-3
Alignment and Balance. Tires .....................
6-55
Aluminum Wheels. Cleaning ......................
6-64
3-18
Antenna. Fixed Mast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-17
Antenna. Power Mast Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-6
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light . . . . . . . . . 2-70. 4-6
Anti-Lock Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
Anti-Theft. Theft-Deterrent Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
6-28
Antifreeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-29
Antifreeze Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-29
Antifreeze Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Anti-Theft Feature. Theftlock .....................
3-12
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-58
6-66
Appearance Care and Materials ....................
Ashtray and Lighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-62
Ashtray. Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-62
ASR (Acceleration Slip Regulation) System
4-9
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audio System. Tips About Your . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
Audio Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-5
2-21
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-21
Fluid. Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-25
Fluid. Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-21
2-21
ShiftLever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9-1
Automatic Overdrive Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23
2-24
First Gear ( 1 ) Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-23
Neutral (N) Position ..........................
Park (P) Position .............................
2-23
Reverse (R)Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22
Second Gear (2) Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21
Third Gear (3) Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-24
Axle. Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-27
6-38
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement. Remote Lock Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
5.2. 5.4
Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Low Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-38
8-3
BBBAuto Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-27
Blizzard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-82
Boot Cover. Installing ...........................
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-34
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-37
Fluid. Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-36
6-34
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-29
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PedalTravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-37
System Parts. Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-37
System Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-69
Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-34
2-69
System WarningLight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-36
Brakes. Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-6
Brakes. Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-34
Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-5
Braking. In Emergencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4- 10
9-2
Break.ln. New Vehicle ..........................
2-14
6-38
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Center High Mounted Stop Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-44
6-45
Front Turn Signal Lamps ......................
Headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-38
6-45
RearLamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-46
Rear Sidemarker Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Canadian Roadside Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
Capacities and Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-74
2.34.4.28.4.34
Carbon Monoxide ....................
Cassette Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-59
3-17
Cassette Tape Player Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Center High Mounted Stop Lamp Bulb Replacement . . . 6-44
4-29
CertificatiordTire Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chains. Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-34
6-57
Chains. Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing a Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-26
Check Gauges Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-78
Checking Things Under The Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-8
Checking Your Restraint Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-41
Checking
Automatic Transmission Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-21
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-35
Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-29
6-13
Engineoil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hydraulic Clutch Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-26
Manual Transmission Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-25
Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-32
Restraint Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-41
Chemical Paint Spotting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-65
Child Restraints ................................
1-3 1
Securing in a Rear Seat Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-33
Securing in the Right Front Seat Position . . . . . . . . . . 1-34
1-32
Top Strap ...................................
1-31
WheretoPut ................................
CigaretteLighter ...............................
2-62
Circuit Breaker. Power Windows and Other
6-69
Power Options ................................
Cleaner. Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-18
Cleaning
Aluminum Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-64
6-59
Fabric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-61
6-61
Leather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades . . . . . . . 6-62
6-62
Removeable Roof Panel .......................
6-60
Special Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-60
Stains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Inside of Your Chevrolet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-58
6-64
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-61
Top of the Instrument Panel ....................
Your Convertible Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-64
6-60
Vinyl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clock. Setting the ................................
3-6
Close-OutPanel ................................
2-60
Clutch Adjustment ..............................
6-26
Clutch. Hydraulic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-26
3-1
Comfort Controls ................................
3- 18
Compact Disc Care .............................
5-37
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Console. Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-58
Control of a Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Control. Loss of ................................
4- 15
Convertible Top ................................
2-80
6-64
Convertible Top Cleaning ........................
Convertible Top. To Lower Your . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-80
Convertible Top. To Raise Your . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-83
Convex Outside Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-52
6-28
Coolant .......................................
Coolant Heater. Engine .....................
2-20. 6-17
5-17
Coolant Recovery Tank ..........................
Coolant. How to Add to the Coolant Recovery Tank ... 5-17
Coolant. How to Add to the Radiator (LTl Engine) . . . . 5-22
Coolant. How to Add to the Radiator (V6 Engine) . . . . . 5-19
5-15
Cooling System ................................
Courtesy Lamps ................................
2-49
2-62
Covered Visor Vanity Mirror ......................
Cruise Control
Erasing Speed Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-46
2-46
Getting Out of ...............................
Passing Another Vehicle While Using . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-45
To Increase Speed ............................
2-44
2-45
ToReduceSpeed ............................
To Resume a Set Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-44
2-43
ToSet .....................................
2-45
UseonHills ................................
Customer Assistance for the Hearing or
8-2
Speech Impaired ...............................
Customer Assistance Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1
Customer Satisfaction Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1
Damage. Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Damage. Sheet Metal ............................
Daytime Running Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dead Battery ...................................
6-65
6-65
2-48
5-2
9-3
Defects. Reporting ...............................
8-4
4- 1
Defensive Driving ...............................
Defogger. Rear Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-4
Defogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
3-3
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-27
Differential. Limited Slip .........................
3-9
Dolby B Noise Reduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Door
2-3
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1 - I2
Driver Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driving On Grades. With a Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-36
Driving
4- I6
At Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-20
Defensive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
4-2
Drunken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Freeway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-21
4-27
In a Blizzard ................................
In Foreign Countries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
In the Rain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-18
4-11
OnCurves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
On Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-23
4-26
On Snow and Ice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Through Deep Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2- 19
Winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-25
With a Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-35
Drunken Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Electric Mirror Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-5 I
Electrical Equipment. Adding .....................
6-68
Engine Compartment Fuse Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-70
9-4
Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-28
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-29
6-29
Checking ...................................
Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.20. 6-i7
Temperature Gage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-73
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-34
Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-67
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11
Engineoil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-14
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-17
6-13
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What Kind to Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-16
What Kind to Use Oil (3.4L, 5.7L) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-16
What Kind t o Use Oil (3800) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15
What to do with Used Oil .......................
6-17
6-17
Whentochange .............................
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-13
Engine. 3.4L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-9
6-8
Engine. 3800 .................................
Engine. 5.7L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-10
Running it While you’re Parked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-35
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-74
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
Ethanol (In Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
2-34
Exhaust. Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Expectant Mothers. Use of Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24
Express DownWindow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-36
1-41
Extender. Safety Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fabric Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-59
Fifth Gear ( 5 ) . Manual Transmission (Five Speed) . . . . . 2-25
Fifth Gear ( 5 ) .Manual Transmission (Six Speed) . . . . . . 2-26
Filling Your Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-6
Filter
Aircleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-18
6- I7
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-63
Finish Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-65
FinishDamage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FirstGear. Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24
First Gear ( 1 ). Manual Transmission (Five Speed) . . . . . 2-25
First Gear ( I ) . Manual Transmission (Six Speed) . . . . . . 2-26
Five Speed Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25
3- I8
Fixed Mast Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flashers. Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5- 1
Flat Tire. Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-26
Fl~otMats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-52
Flow-Through Ventilation Systetn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Fluids and Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-74
Fog Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-49
1-6
Folding Rear Seatback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Foreign Countries. Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
Four-Way Manual Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-2
Fourth Gear (4) Manual Transmission (Five Speed) . . . 2-2s
Fourth Gear (4) Manual Transmission (Six Speed) . . . . 2-26..
French Language Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1
Front Ashtray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-62
Front Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-58
Front Map Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-50
Front Seatback Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-5
Front Towing Hookups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-9
Front Turn Signal Lamps. Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-45
..
Fuel
5.7L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filling YourTank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
In Foreign Countries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.4L and 3800 Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FLWBlock. Engine Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-69.
Fuse Block. M a n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuses and Circuit Breakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-4
6-6
2-79
6-5
6-3
6-71
6-70
6-68
G a u g e . Engine Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-73
2-79
Gauge.Fue1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-76
Gauge. Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-5
Gasol~nesfor Cleaner Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-29
Glass. Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-61
2-57
GloveBox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-29
Halogen Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-38
2-9
Hatchback Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hazard W u n i n ? Flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-1
Headlamp Aimrng . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-1
Headlamp High-LowBeam Changer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-38
Headlamp. Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-69
Headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-47
Headlamps. Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-38
Hearing or Speech Impaired. Customer Assistance . . . . . . 8-2
Heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-1
4-23
Highway Hypnosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-23
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9-5
Hitches. Trailer .................................
4-34
Horn .........................................
2-37
6-26
Hydraulic Clutch ...............................
Hydraulic Clutch Fluid
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-26
Checking ...................................
6-26
4- 19
Hydroplaning ..................................
If
You’re Stuck: In Sand. Mud. Ice or Snow . . . . . . . . . 5-38
2- 14
Ignition Key Positions ...........................
2- 14
Ignition Switch .................................
Inside Daymight Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-50
Inspections
Brakesystem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-49
7-48
Exhaust Systems .............................
7-49
Manual Transmission .........................
7-49
Rear Axle Service ............................
Restraint System .............................
7-48
7-48
Steering and Suspension .......................
7-49
Throttle Linkage .............................
Installing Boot Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-82
InstrumentPanel ...............................
2-64
Instrument Panel Brightness Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-48
2-66
Instrument Panel Cluster .........................
6-6 1
Instrument Panel Cleaning ........................
Interior Lamps .................................
2-49
Jack. Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-29
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
K e y Lock Cylinders ............................
Key Release Button .............................
Keys ..........................................
9-6
7-46
2- I5
2-1
L a m p s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-47
Lamps OnReminder ............................
2-47
Lamps.Courtesy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-49
Lamps.DaytimeRunning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-48
2-49
Lamps. Fog ...................................
2-50
Lamps. Front Map ..............................
2-49
Lamps. Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-38
Lane Change Indicator ...........................
Larger Children. Safety Belt Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-38
Latches. Front Seatback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Leaving Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running . . . . . . . 2-32
Lights
ASR (Acceleration Slip Regulation) System Warning . . . 4-9
Acceleration Slip Regulation Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-71
1-20. 2-69
AirBagReadiness ......................
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning . . . . . . . . . . . 2-70. 4-6
Brake System Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-69
CheckGages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-78
Low Coolant (V8 Engine Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-73
Low Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-72
1-7. 2-68
Safety Belt Reminder .....................
Service Engine Soon ..........................
2-74
2-73
LowCoolant ................................
2-77
LowOil ....................................
Low Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-72
Lighter .......................................
2-62
Limited Slip Differential .........................
6-27
Limited Slip Rear Axle ..........................
2-29
4-29
Loading YourVehicle ...........................
Locks
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
2-5
PowerDoor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steering Column .............................
7-46
Lock. Torque ..................................
Long Trip, BeforeLeaving on a ....................
Loss of Control ................................
Low Maintenance Battery ........................
Lubricants and Fluids ............................
Lubrication, Body ..............................
2-32
4-22
4- 15
6-38
6-74
7-46
M a i n Fuse Block ..............................
6-72
Maintenance Record ............................
7-52
Maintenance Schedule
7-45
Owner Checks and Services ....................
Periodic Maintenance Inspections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-48
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-50
7-6
Schedule1 ...................................
7-4
Schedule I Definition ..........................
7-32
Schedule11 .................................
7-5
Schedule I1 Definition ..........................
Scheduled Maintenance Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Maintenance, Normal Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-76
6-65
Maintenance, Underbody .........................
Maintenance, When Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-37
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine
Soon Light) 2-74
2-51
Manual Adjust Mirror ...........................
1-1
ManualFrontSeat ...............................
Manual Remote ControlMirror ....................
2-5 1
Manual Transmission
Fivespeed .................................
2-25
2-26
Fifth Gear (5) (Six Speed) .....................
First Gear (1) (Five Speed) .....................
2-25
2-26
First Gear (1) (Six Speed) ......................
Fourth Gear (4) (Five Speed) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-25
2-26
Fourth Gear (4) (Six Speed) ....................
Fluid. Adding ...............................
6-26
6-26
Fluid. Checking ..............................
Neutral (N) Posjtion (Five Speed) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25
Neutral (N) Position (Six Speed) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26
2-33
Parking YourVelhicle .........................
Reverse (R) Position (Five Speed) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25
Reverse (R)Position (Six Speed) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27
Second Gear (21 (Five Speed) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-25
Second Gear (2) (Six Speed) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26
Shifting
2-25
Five-Speed .................................
2-26
Six-Speed ..................................
Sixth Gear (6) (Six Speed) .....................
2-26
2-17
Starting Your Engine ..........................
2-25
Third Gear (3) (Five Speed) ....................
2-26
Third Gear (3) (Six Speed) .....................
Mats, Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-52
2-36
Manualwindows ...............................
2-58
MapPocket ...................................
6-3
Methanol (In Fuel) ...............................
Mirrors
2-51
Control, Electric .............................
Covered Visor Vanity .........................
2-62
Convex Outside .............................
2-52
Inside Daymight Rearview ....................
2-50
ManualAdjust ..............................
2-51
2-51
Manual Remote Control .......................
VisorVanity ................................
2-62
MTBE (In Fuel) .................................
6-3
9-7
Neutral (N) Position. Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . 2-23
Neutral (N) Position. Manual Transaxle (Five Speed) . . . 2-25
Neutral (N) Position. Manual Transaxle (Six Speed) ... 2-26
New Vehicle “Break-In” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2- 14
Nightvision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1 7
O B D I1 3.8L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-74
2-67
Odometer .....................................
2-67
Odometer, Trip .................................
Off-Road Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4- 13
Oil
6-11
Engine .....................................
2-77
Light Low ..................................
Pressure Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-76
Ordering
Owner Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
Service and Owner’s Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
Service Bulletins ..............................
8-7
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
Overdrive Position. Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . 2-23
Overheated Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5- 13
Owner Checks and Services .......................
7-45
8-7
Owner Publications, Ordering ......................
6-65
P a i n t Spotting, Chemical ........................
Park (P), Shifting Into ...........................
2-31
Park (P), Shifting Out of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-33
Park (P) Position, Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22
Parking
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-2 9
Lots .......................................
2-12
9-8
On Hills While Towing a Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-37
Over Things That Burn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-34
Your Vehicle. Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-33
Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32
AtNight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
2-12
PASS-Key 11 ..................................
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-13
Periodic Maintenance Inspections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-48
Plug Accessory .................................
2-59
2-5
PowerDoorLocks ...............................
Power Seat
1-3
Adjusting ....................................
Power Seat, Six-Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
4-10
Power Steering .................................
Power Steering Fluid
Adding ....................................
6-33
Checking ...................................
6-32
Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-36
Power, Retained Accessory .......................
2-16
Pregnancy, Use of Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24
Problems on the Road ............................
5-1
Publications, Service and Owner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
Radiator .....................................
5-22
Radiator Pressure Cap ...........................
6-30
Radio Reception, Understanding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
Radios ........................................
3-5
3-16
AMStereo ..................................
FMStereo ..................................
3-16
AMEM Stereo with Cassette Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
AMEM Stereo with Compact Disc Player . . . . . . . . . 3-10
3-12
ToPlayaCD ................................
Rain. Driving In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4- 18
RearAxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-27
Rear Axle. Limited Slip ..........................
2-29
6-45
Rear Lamps. Replacement ........................
Rear Seat Passengers ............................
1-25
1-6
Rear Seatback. Folding ...........................
Rear Sidemarker Lamps. Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-46
5 - 11
Rear Towing Hookups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Window Defogger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-4
Rearview Mirror. Inside Daymight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-50
1-3
Reclining Front Seatbacks .........................
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-50
Release. Hatch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-9
2- 10
Release. Remote Hatch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote Hatch Release ...........................
2- 10
Remote Lock Control .............................
2-5
Remote Lock Control. Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Remote Lock Control. Matching Transmitters . . . . . . . . . 2-7
2-6
Remote Lock Control. Operation ....................
Removeable Roof Panel. Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-62
6-73
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-76
Replacement. Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-56
Replacing Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-4 1
Replacing Seat and Restraint System Parts
1-41
After a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restraints. Checking Your . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-41
1-3 1
Restraints. Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restraints. Replacing Parts After a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 -41
Retained Accessory Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2- 16
Reverse (R) Position Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . 2-22
Reverse (R) Position. Manual (Five Speed) . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25
Reverse (R) Position. Manual (Six Speed) . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27
Right Front Passenger Position ....................
Roadside Assistance ..............................
Roadside Assistance. Canadian .....................
Rocking YourVehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Roof Panels. Twin Lift-off .......................
Roof Panels T-Tops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rotation. Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-25
8-5
8-7
5-38
2-52
2-52
6-51
Safety Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-41
Safety Belt Reminder Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7. 2-68
1-7
Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-12
6-61
Careof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-12
Driver Position ..............................
1-41
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-12
How to Wear Properly ........................
1- 13. 1-39. 1-40
Incorrect Usage ....................
1-12
Lap-Shoulder ...............................
1-25
Lap-Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-11
Questions People Ask .........................
1-25
Rear Seat Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-41
Replacing After a Crash ........................
Right Front Passenger Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25
Use by Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-29
1-38
Use by Larger Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Use by Smaller Children and Babies . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-29
1-24
Use During Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-8
WhyTheyWork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-34
Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8-5
Reporting to General Motors ....................
8-5
Reporting to the Canadian Government . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5
Reporting to the United States Government . . . . . . . . . 8-4
9-9
Safety Warnings and Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi
Scheduled Maintenance Services ....................
7-3
Seat. Manual Four-Way ...........................
1-2
1-3
Seat. Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-1
Seats and Restraint Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
I -I
Seats and Seat Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1- 1
Seats, Manual Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1- 1
Seats, Reclining Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-3
Seats, Securing a Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-33
Second Gear (2), Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24
Second Gear (2), Manual (Five Speed) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25
Second Gear (2), Manual (Six Speed) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26
Security System (PASS-Key 11) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2- I2
6-1
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6- 1
Service and Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service and Owner Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8-7
8-7
Service Bulletins, Ordering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service Engine SoonLight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-74
Service Manuals, Orderlng . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8-7
Service Parts Identification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-67
Service Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
Service Work, Doing Your Own . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Chevrolet . . . . . . . . . 1-24
Sheet MetalDamage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-65
Shift Lever, Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 1
Shift Speeds, Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28
Shifting Five Speed Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25
Shifting Into Park (P) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-3 1
Shifting Out of Park (P) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-33
Shifting Six Speed Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26
Shifting, Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 1
Signaling Turns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-38
9-10
Six Speed Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26
Six-Way Power Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Sixth Gear. Manual Transmission (Six Speed) . . . . . . . . 2-26
4-15
Skidding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Skip Shift Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-27
3-17
Sound Equipment, Adding ........................
Spare Tire. Compact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-37
2-67
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stains. Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-60
Starter Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-46
Starting Your Engine
2-18
5.7Liter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-17
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-17
Manual Transmission .........................
2-17
v-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steam. If Coming From Your Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-13
4-10
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steering Column Lock ..........................
: 7-46
2-37
Steering Wheel. Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steering. In Emergencies .........................
4-12
Steering. Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-10
4-11
Steering. Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storage, Cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-59
6-38
Storage. Of Your Vehicle .........................
Stuck. If You Are ...............................
5-38
2-62
Sunvisors ....................................
Sunshades. T-Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-55
Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-18
Symbols. Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
viii
2-55
T - ~ o pSunshades ..............................
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-67
Tamper Resistant Odometer .......................
2-67
3-17
Tape Player Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-11
Theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3- 13
Theft Deterrent Feature ..........................
Thermostat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-30
Third Gear. Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24
Third Gear (3).Manual (Five Speed) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25
Third Gear (3). Manual (Six Speed) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26
2-37
Tilt Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-6
Time. Setting the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tips About Your Audio System ....................
3-16
6-55
Tire Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-5 1
Tire Inspection and Rotation ......................
TireLoading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-29
6-49
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-55
Alignment and Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BuyingNew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-53
ChangingaFlat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-26
6-50
Inflation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-5 1
Inspection and Rotation ........................
5-37
Spare. Compact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-55
Temperature . . . . . . . . . . :.....................
Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-54
Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-54
Uniform Quality Grading ......................
6-54
6-53
Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheel Replacement ..........................
6-56
When It’s Time for New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-53
To Lower Your Convertible Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-80
To Raise Your Convertible Top ....................
2-83
TopStrap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-32
2-32
TorqueLock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Torque. Wheel Nut .........................
5-35’6-74
Towing a Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3 1
Towing Your Vehicle .............................
5-6
5-9
Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-11
4-33
Trailer Tongue, Weight of ........................
Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-34
4-36
Driving on Grades ............................
4-35
Driving with a Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-34
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-37
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-37
Parking on Hills .............................
4-34
SafetyChains ...............................
Total Weight on Your Vehicle’s Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-33
4-31
Towing a Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-36
Turn Signals ................................
Weight of a Trailer ...........................
4-32
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmission Fluid, Automatic ....................
6-21
6-25
Transmission Fluid, Manual .......................
2-67
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-38
Turn Signal /Headlamp Beam Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-38
Turn Signal When Towing a Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-36
2-52
Twin Lift-off Roof Panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Underbody Maintenance ........................
6-65
Vehicle Damage Warnings .........................
vii
Vehicle Dimensions Chart ........................
6-75
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-67
9-11
Vehicle Loading ................................
4-29
Vehicle Storage ................................
6-38
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Vehicle Symbols .................................
Vehicle. Control of a .............................
4-5
2-5
Vehicle. Leaving Your ............................
Ventilation System. Flow-Through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
3-5
VentilationTips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vision.Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-17
Visor Vanity
2-62
Mirrors ....................................
Visors. Sun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-62
Voltmeter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-78
w a r n i n g Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warning Flashers. Hazard .........................
Warning Lights. Gauges and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washing Your Vehicle ...........................
9-12
5-2
5- 1
2-67
6-62
Water. Driving Through Deep Standing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19
Weatherstrips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6235
5.40.6.74
Wheel Nut Torque .........................
6-56
Wheel Replacement .............................
6-57
Wheel Replacement. Used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-36
Window. Express Down ..........................
2-36
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows. Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-36
Windows.Power ...............................
2-36
Windshield Washer Fluid ....................
2.41.6.33
2-41
Windshield Washers .............................
Windshield Wiper. Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-47
Windshield Wiper. Circuit Breaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-69
2-40
Windshield Wipers ..............................
Winter. Driving in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-25
6-69
Wiring. Headlamp ..............................
5-6
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