Chevrolet 1998 Cavalier Owner`s manual

Chevrolet 1998 Cavalier Owner`s manual
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Instrument Panel Fuse Block
Supplement to the 1998 Chevrolet
Cavalier and PontiacSunfire
Owner’s Manual
This informationreplaces the “Instrument Panel Fuse
Block” and “Engine Compartment Fuse Block”
information found on pages6-59 through 6-62 in
Section 6 of your Owner’s Manual.
The fuse panel is located at theleft end of the instrument
panel. To open, push the tab on the access door to the
left and pull the door forward. Make sure to insert the
tabs when replacing the cover.
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Instrument Cluster, Powertrain
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Running Lamps
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Rear 0 2 Sensor Heater
WIPER
Windshield Wipers,
Windshield Washers
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Automatic Transaxle, Brake
Transaxle Shift Interlock, A/C
Compressor, Cruise Control,
Multiport Fuel Injection
AIR BAG
Supplemental Inflatable
Restraint System
Power Door Locks, Convertible
Top (Convertible Model Only)
Exterior Lamps, Instrument
Panel Lights
Heater and N C Control, Engine
Cooling Fan
TRN-BL
Usage
Exterior Lamps, Back-up Lamps
PWR ACC
F/P-INJ
Fuel Pump, Fuel Injectors
EXT LAMP
RR DFOG
Rear Window Defogger
CLUSTER
Instrument Cluster, Anti-Lock
Brake System
HVAC
Fuse
Usage
Fuse
Usage
RADIO
Radio, Remote Keyless Entry
INT LAMP
ALARM
Alarm Module - Interior Lamps,
Warning Chimes
CRUISE
Cruise Control
STOP/HAZ
Exterior Lamps, Anti-Lock
Brake System, Cruise Control,
Turn Signals
Alarm Module: Illuminated Entry,
Warning Chimes, Overhead
Lamps, Map/Reading Lamps,
Glove Box Lamp, Trunk Lamp,
Radio, Power Mirrors, Remote
Keyless Entry
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Engine Ignition
R HDLP
Right Headlamp, Fog Lamp
(2-24 Model Only)
Horn, Diagnostic Connectm
CIG
Cigarette Lighter
INST LPS
Instrument Panel Lights,
Warning Chimes
PCWIGN
Powertrain Control Module
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Left Headlamp, Fog Lamp
(2-24 Model Only)
HORN
PWR WDO/SRF Power Windows, Power Sunroof,
Convertible Top Controls
(Convertible Model Only)
(Circuit Breaker)
DRL
Daytime Running Lamps (Relay)
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Engine CompartmentFuse Block
The engine compartment fuse block is located on the
driver's side of the engine compartment. Lift off the
cover to check the fuses.
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Fuse
Usage
IGN
Ignition Switch Circuits
BATT 1
Power ACC/Stoplamp Circuits
BATT 2
Lighting Circuits
ABS
Anti-Lock Brake System
COOLING FAN
Engine Cooling Fan
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Heater and A/C Blower
PCM
A/C
Powertrain Control Module
ABS/EVO
Anti-Lock Brake System
A/C Compressor
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Seats and Restraint Systems
This section tells you how to use your seats and safety belts properly.It also explains the “SRS” system.
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Features and Controls
This section explains how to start and operate your vehicle.
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Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
This section tells you how to adiust the ventilation and comfort controls and how to operate your audio system.
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Your Driving and the Roaa
Here you’ll find helpful information and tips about the road and howto drive under different conditions.
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Problems on the Road
This section tells what to do if you have a problem while driving, such as a flat tire or overheated engine, etc.
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Service and Appearance Care
Here the manual tells you how to keep your vehicle running properly and looking good.
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Maintenance Schedule
This section tells you when to perform vehicle maintenance and what fluids and lubricants to use.
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Customer Assistance Information
This section tells you how to contact Chevrolet for assistan.ce and howto get service and owner publications.
It also gives you information on “Reporting Safety Defects” on page 8- 10.
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Index
Here’s an alphabetical listing of almost every subject in this manual. You can use it to quickly find
something you want to read.
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How to Use this Manual
Many people read their owner’s manual from beginning
to end when they first receive their new vehicle. If you
do this, it will help you learn about the features and
controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you’ll find
that pictures and words work together to explain
things quickly.
Index
A good place to look for what you need is the Index in
back of the manual. It’s an alphabetical list of what’s in
the manual, and the page number where you’ll find it.
Safety Warnings and Symbols
You will find a number of safety cautions in this book.
We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell you
about things that could hurt you if you were to ignore
the warning.
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These mean there is something that could hurt
you or other people.
In the caution area, we tell you what the hazard is. Then
we tell you what todo to help avoid or reduce the
hazard. Please read these cautions. If you don’t, you or
others could be hurt.
You will also find a circle
with a slash through it in
this book. This safety
symbol means “Don’t,’’
“Don’t do this’’ or “Don’t
let this happen.”
Vehicle Damage Warnings
Also. in this book you will find these notices:
In the notice area, we tell you about something that
can damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage
would not be covered by your warranty, and it could
be costly. But the notice will tell you what to do to help
avoid the damage.
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These mean there is something that could
damage your vehicle.
When you read other manuals, you might see
CAUTION and NOTICE warningsin different colors
or in different words.
You’ll also sei5 warning labels on your vehicle. They use
the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE.
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Vehicle Symbols
These are some of the symbols you may find on your vehicle.
For example,
these symbols
are used onan
original battery:
CAUTION
POSSIBLE
INJURY
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These symbols
are important
for you and
your passengers
whenever your
vehicle is
driven:
These symbols
have to do with
your lamps:
These symbols
are on some of
your controls:
BAllERY
CHARGING
SYSTEM
CAUSTIC
BAlTERY
ACID COULD
CAUSE
BURNS
WINDSHIELD
DEFROSTER
SPARK OR
FLAME
COULD
EXPLODE
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BRAKE
COOLANT
AVOID
SPARKS OR
FLAMES
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WINDOW
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Here are some
other symbols
you may see:
FUSE
DOOR LOCK
UNLOCK
PROTECT
EYES BY
SHIELDING
These symbols
are used on
warning and
indicator lights:
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RUNNING
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ENGINE OIL
PRESSURE
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ction 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
Here you’ll find information about the seats in your Chewolet and how to use your safetybelts properly. You can also
learn about some things you should not do with air bags and safetybelts.
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Seats and Seat Controls
Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About
Safety Belts--and the Answers
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
Driver Position
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
Right Front Passenger Position
Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS)
Rear Seat Passengers
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Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children
and Small Adults
Center Passenger Position
Children
Child Restraints
Larger Children
Safety Belt Extender
Checking Your Restraint Systems
Replacing Restraint System Parts
After a Crash
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Seats and Seat Controls
This section tells you about the seats -- how to
adjust them -- and also about reclining seatbacks
and head restraints.
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You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to
adjust a manual driver’s seat while the vehicle is
moving. The sudden movement could startle and
confuse you, or make youpush a pedal whenyou
Lift the lever onthe front of the driver’s seat to unlock
don’t want to. Adjust the driver’s seat only when it. Slide the seat to where you want it. Then release the
the vehicle is not moving.
lever and try to move the seat with your body, to make
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sure the seat is locked into place,
Your vehicle will be equipped with one of the following
passenger seat adjusters.
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If your vehicle is not equipped with easy entry seats,
your passenger seat adjuster looks like this. Slide the
lever under the passenger's seat to the right to unlock it.
Slide the seat towhere 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.
If your vehicle is equipped with easy entry seats, this is
your front passenger seat adjuster. Pull up on the lever at
the front of the passenger's seat up to unlock it. Slide the
seat to a comfortable position. Then release the lever
and try to move the seat with your body, to make sure
the seat is locked into place.
Manual Lumbar Support(If Equipped)
The manual lumbar support control is located at the
front of the driver's seat, toward the right. Turn the knob
to the right or to the left to increase or decrease the
amount of support to your lower back.
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Reclining Front Seatbacks
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To adjust the seatback, lift the lever on the outer side of
the seat and move the seatback to where you wantit.
Release the lever and push rearward on the seatback to
make sure it is locked. Pull up on the lever and the seat
will go to an upright position.
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But don’t have a seatback reclined if your vehicle
is moving.
Head Restraints
Sitting in a reclined position when
your vehicle is
in motioncan be dangerous. Evenif you buckle
up, your safety belts can’tdo their jobwhen
you’re reclined like this.
The shoulder belt can’t do its job because it
won’t be against your body. Instead, it will be in
front of you. In a crash you could go into it,
receiving neckor other injuries.
The lap belt can’t do its job either. In a crash the
belt could go up over your abdomen. The belt
forces would be there, not at your pelvic bones.
This could cause serious internal injuries.
For properprotection when the vehicle isin
motion, have the seatback upright. Then sit
well back in the seat andwear your safety
belt properly.
Slide the head restraint up or down so that the top of the
restraint is closest to the top of your ears. This position
reduces the chance of a neck injury in a crash.
Seatback Latches (2-Door Models)
The frontseatback folds
forward to let people get
into the back seat.
To fold a front seatback forward, lift the latch located on
the lower back side of the seatback. Then the seat will
fold forward.
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When you return the seatback to itsoriginal position,
make sure the seatb,ackis locked. The latch must be
down for the seat to work properly.
Easy Entry Seat (If Equipped)
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CAUTION:
If an easy entry right front seat isn’t locked,it
can move. In a sudden stopor crash, the person
sitting therecould be injured. Afteryou’ve used
it, besure to pushrearward on an easy entry seat
to be sure it is locked.
If the seatback isn’t locked,
it could move
forward in a sudden stop
or crash. That could
cause injury to the person sitting there.
Always
press rearward on the seatback to be
sure it
is locked.
The right front seat
of some two-door vehicles makesit
easy toget in and out of the rear seat.
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the whole seat will slide forward.
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after someone gets into the rear seat area. Then move
the seat rearward until
it locks.
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Tilt the seatback completely forward again to
get out.
Rear Seats
Folding the Rear Seat
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To close the seat, push the seatback up to its
original position.
To open the fold-down rear seat, pull forward on the
seat tab.
Check to ensure the seatback is in its original position
and securely latched by pulling forward on the top
of the seatback. Move any obstructions in the trunk
compartment.
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Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone
This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts
properly. It also tells you some things you should not do
with safety belts.
And it explains the Supplemental Restraint System
(SRS), or air bag system.
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Don’t let anyoneride where heor she can’twear
a safety belt properly.If you are in a crash and
you’re not wearinga safety belt, yourinjuries
can be much worse. Youcan hitthings insidethe
vehicle or be ejectedfrom it. You can be seriously
injured or killed. In the same crash, you might
not beif you are buckled up. Alwaysfasten your
safety belt,and check that your passengers’ belts
are fastened properly too.
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to ride ina cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision,
people riding in theseareas are more likelyto be
seriously injured or killed. Do not allow peopleto
ride in anyarea of your vehicle that is not
equipped withseats and safety belts.Be sure
everyone in your vehicle isin a seat and using a
safety belt properly.
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Your vehicle has a light that
comes on as a reminder to
buckle up. (See “Safety
Belt Reminder Light” in
the Index.)
In most states and Canadian provinces, the law says to
wear safety belts. Here’s why:They work.
You never knowif you’ll be in a crash, If you do have a
crash, you don’t know if it will bea bad one.
Why Safety Belts Work
When you ride in or on anything,
you go as fastas
it goes.
A few crashes are mild, and some crashes cansobe
serious that even buckled
up a person wouldn’t survive.
In many of them,
But most crashes are in between.
people who buckle up can survive and sometimes
walk away. Without belts they could have been badly
hurt or killed.
After more than30 years of safety belts in vehicles,
up does
the facts are clear. In most crashes buckling
matter ... a lot!
Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it’s
just a seat
on wheels.
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Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider
doesn’t stop.
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The person keeps going until stopped by something.
or the instrument panel
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In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ...
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Here Are Questions Many People Ask
About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
@ Won’t I be trapped in the vehicle afteran
accident if I’m wearinga safety belt?
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 theforces. That’s why
safety belts make such good sense.
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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, is much greater if
you are belted.
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If my vehicle has air bags, why should
I have to
wear safety belts?
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Air bags are in many vehicles today and will
be in most of them in the future. But they are
supplemental systems only; so they work with
safety belts -- not instead of them. Every air bag
system ever offered for 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 in frontal collisions,
but especially in side and other collisions.
Q.’ If I’m a good driver, andI never drive far from
home, why should I wear safety belts?
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You may be an excellent driver, butif you’re in an
accident -- even one that isn’t your fault-- you and
your passengers can behurt. Being a good driver
doesn’t protect you from things beyond your
control, such as bad drivers.
Most accidents occur within25 miles (40 km) of
home. Andthe greatest numberof serious injuries
of less than 40 mph
and deaths occur at speeds
(65 km/h).
Safety belts arefor everyone.
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
Adults
This part is only for people of adult size.
Be aware that thereare special thingsto know about
safety belts and children.And there are different rules
for smaller children and babies.
If a child will be
riding in your vehicle, 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.
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Driver Position
This part describes the driver’s restraintsystem.
Lap-Shoulder Belt
The driver has a lap-shoulder belt. Here’s how 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 situp straight.
3. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you.
Don’t let itget twisted.
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.
4. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks.
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If the belt stops before it reaches
the buckle, tilt
the latch plate and keep pulling until you can buckle
the belt.
5. To make the lap parttight, pull down on the buckle
end of the belt as you pull up onthe shoulder belt.
Pull up on the latch plate to make sureit is secure.
If the belt isn’t long enough, see
“Safety Belt
Extender” at the endof this section.
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Make sure the release button on the buckle
positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the
safety belt quicklyif you ever had to.
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The lappart of the beltshould be worn low an
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the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this appues
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 acrossthe chest. These parts of the
body are best able totake belt restraining forces.
The safety belt locks
if there's a suddenstop or crash, or
of the retractor.
if you pull the belt very quickly out
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Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
(&Door Models)
Before you begin to drive, move the shoulder belt
adjuster to the height thatis right for you.
To move it down, squeeze the release button and move
the adjuster tothe desired position.You can move the
adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt
guide. After you move the adjuster to where you want
try to moveit down without squeezing the release button
to make sureit has locked into position.
Adjust the height so that the shoulder portion of the
belt is centered on your shoulder. The belt should be
away from your face and neck, but not falling
off
your shoulder.
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You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt
is
too loose. In a crash, you would move forward
too much, which could increase injury. The
shoulder belt should
fit against your body.
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The shoulder belt istoo loose. It won’t give nearly
as much protection this way.
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You can be seriouslyinjured if your belt is
buckled in the wrong place like this.In a crash,
the belt would go up over your abdomen. The
belt forces would bethere, not at the pelvic
bones. This could causeserious internal injuries.
Always buckle your belt into the buckle
nearest you.
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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 shoulderat all times.
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A CAUTION:
You can be seriouslyinjured if you wear the
shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your
body would move toofar forward, which would
increase the chance of head and neck injury.
Also, the belt would applytoo much forceto the
ribs, whicharen't as strong as shoulder bones.
You could also severelyinjure internalorgans
like your liver or spleen.
Q: What’s wrong with this?
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a crash,you wouldn’t have the full widthof the
belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted,
make it straight so it can work properly,
or ask
your dealer tofix it.
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The belt is twisted across the body.
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Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant
women. Like all occupants, they are more likely to be
seriously injured if they don’t wear safety belts.
To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle.
The belt should go backout of the way.
Before you close the door, be surethe belt is out of the
way. If you slam the door on it, you can damageboth the
belt and your vehicle.
A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulder belt, and
the lap portion should be worn as low as possible, below
the rounding, throughout the pregnancy.
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The bestway to protect thefetus is to protect the
mother. When a safety beltis worn properly, it’s more
likely that thefetus won’t be hurt ina crash. For
pregnant women, asfor anyone, the key to making
safety belts effectiveis wearing them properly.
Right Front Passenger Position
The right front passenger’s safety belt works the same
way as the driver’s safety belt.See “Driver Position”
earlier in this section.
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
This part explains the Supplemental Restraint System
(SRS) or air bag system.
Your vehicle has “Next Generation” reduced-force
frontal air bags-- one air bagfor the driver and another
for the rightfront passenger.
Reduced-force frontal air bags are designed to help
reduce the riskof injury fromthe force of an inflating
air bag. But even these air bags must inflate very
quickly if they are to do their
jobs and comply with
federal regulations.
Here are the most important things to know about the air
bag system:
You can be severelyinjured or killed in a crashif
you aren’t wearingyour safety belt even if you
have air bags, Wearing your safety belt
during a
crash helps reduce your chance
of hitting things
inside the vehicleor being ejected fromit. Air bags
are “supplemental restraints” to the safety belts.
All air bags even reduced-force air bags -- are
designed to work with safety belts, but don’t
replace them. Airbags are designed to work only
in moderate to severe crashes where front
the of
your vehiclehits something. They aren’t designed
to inflate at all in rollover, rear, sideor low-speed
frontal crashes. And,for unrestrained occupants,
reduced-force air bags may provide less protection
in frontal crashesthan more forcefulair bags have
provided in the past. Everyone in your vehicle
should weara safety belt properly whether or
not there’san air bag forthat person.
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Air bags inflate with great force, faster than the
blink of an eye. If you’re too closeto an inflating
air bag, it could seriouslyinjure you. This is true
even if your vehiclehas reduced-force frontal air
bags. Safety beltshelp keep you in position before
and duringa crash. Always wear your safety belt,
even with reduced-forceair bags. The driver
should sit as far back as possible while still
maintaining control of the vehicle.
Children who are upagainst, or very close to,an
air bag when it inflates can be seriouslyinjured
or killed. This istrue even if your vehicle has
reduced-force frontal air bags. Air bags plus
lap-shoulder belts offerthe best protectionfor
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adults, but not for young children and infants.
Neither the vehicle’s safety belt systemnor its air
bag system is designed
for them. Young children
and infants need the protection that a child
restraint system can provide. Alwayssecure
children properly in your vehicle. To read how,
see the part of this manual called “Children”and
see the caution labels onthe sunvisors and the
right front passenger’s safety belt.
AIR
BAG
There is an air bag
readiness light on the
instrument panel, which
shows AIR BAG.
The system checks the air bag electrical system for
malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical
problem. See “Air Bag Readiness Light” in the Index
for more information.
How the Air Bag SystemWorks
The right front passenger’s air bag is in the instrument
panel on the passenger’s side.
Where are theair bags?
The driver’s air bag is in the middle of the steering wheel.
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When shouldan airbag inflate?
If something is between
an occupant and an air
bag, the bag might notinflate properly or it
might forcethe object into that person. The path
of an inflating air bag must be kept clear. Don’t
put anything between an occupant and an air
bag, and don’t attach or put anything on the
steering wheel hub oron or near any other air
bag covering.
An air bag is designed to inflate in a moderate to severe
frontal or near-frontal crash. The air bag will inflate
only if the impact speed is above the system’s designed
“threshold level.” If your vehicle goes straight into a
wall that doesn’tmove or deform, the threshold level is
about 9 to 14 mph (14 to 23 km/h). The threshold level
can vary, however, with specific vehicle design,so that
it can be somewhat above or below this range.
If your
vehicle strikes something that will move or deform, such
as a parked car, the threshold level will be higher. The
air bag is not designed to inflate in rollovers, side
impacts or rear impacts, because inflation would not
help the occupant.
In any particular crash,no one can say whether an air
bag should have inflated simply because of the damage
to a vehicleor because of what the repair costs were.
Inflation is determined by the angleof the impact and
how quickly the vehicle slows down in frontal or
near-frontal impacts.
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What makes an air bag inflate?
In an impactof sufficient seventy, the air bag sensing
system detects that the vehicleis in a crash.The sensing
system triggers a releaseof gas from the inflator, which
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
After an air bag inflates, it quickly deflates,
so
quickly that some people
may not even realize the
air bag inflated. Some componentsof the air bag
module -- the steering wheel hubfor the driver’s air
inflates theair bag. The inflator, air bag and related
bag, or the instrument panel
for the rightfront
hardware areall part of the air bag modules inside the
steering wheel and in
the instrument panelin front of the
passenger’s bag -- will be hotfor a short time.The
right front passenger.
parts of the bag that comeinto contact with you may
be warm, but nottoo hot to touch. There will be some
How does an air bag restrain?
smoke and dust coming from vents the
in deflated air
In moderate to severe frontalor near-frontal collisions,
bags. Air bag inflation doesn’t prevent
the driver
even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or the from seeing or from being able to steerthe vehicle,
instrument panel.Air bags supplement the protection
nor does it stop people from leaving the vehicle.
provided by safetybelts. Air bags distribute the forceof
the impact more evenly over the occupant’s upper body,
stopping the occupant more gradually. But
air bags would
not help you in many types of collisions, including
rollovers, rear impacts and side impacts, primarily because
an occupant’s motionis not toward those air bags. Air
bags should never be regarded as anythng more than a
supplement tosafety belts, and then onlyin moderate to
severe frontal or near-frontal collisions.
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When an air bag inflates,thc- J is dust in the air.
This dust could causebreathing problems for
people witha history of asthma or other
breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone inthe
vehicle should getout as soon as it is safeto do sc
If you havebreathing problems but can’t getout
of the vehicle after an air bag inflates, then get
fresh air by opening a window or door.
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In many crashes severe enoughto inflate an air bag,
windshields are brokenby vehicle deformation.
Additional windshield breakagemay also occur from the
right front passenger air bag.
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Air bags are designed to inflate only once. After they
inflate, you’ll need some
new parts for your air bag
system. If you don’t get them,the air bag 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.
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Your vehicle is equipped with a crash sensing and
diagnostic module, which records information
about the air bag system.
The module records
information about the 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.
NOTICE:
If you damage the covering
for the driver’sor the
right front passenger’s air bag, the bag may not
work properly.You may have to replacethe air
bag modulein the steeringwheel or both theair
bag moduleand the instrument panel for the
right front passenger’s air bag. Do not openor
break theair bag coverings.
If your vehicle ever getsinto a lotof water -- such as
-- or if water enters
water up to the carpeting or higher
your vehicle and soaks the
carpet, the air bag controller
If this ever happens, and then
can be soaked and ruined.
you start your vehicle,the damage could make theair
bags inflate, even if there’s no crash.
You would have to
replace the air bagsas well asthe sensors and related
parts. If your vehicle is ever
in a flood, or if it’s exposed
to water thatsoaks the carpet, you can avoid needless
off the vehicle immediately.
repair costs by turning
Don’t let anyone start the vehicle, even to tow it, unless
the battery cables are
first disconnected.
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
Air bags affect how your vehicle should be serviced.
There are partsof the air bag system in several places
around your vehicle.You don’t want the system to
inflate while someoneis working on your vehicle.
Your dealer and the Cavalier Service Manual have
information about servicing your vehicle and air
the
bag system. To purchase a service manual, see “Service
and Owner Publications”in the Index.
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For up to10 minutes after the ignitionkey is
turned off and thebattery is disconnected,an air
bag can still inflate
during improper service.You
can beinjured if you are close to an air bag when
it inflates. Avoid yellowconnectors. Theyare
probably part of the air bag system. Besure to
follow proper service procedures,and make sure
the person performing work
for you is qualified
to doso.
The air bag system does not need regular maintenance.
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Rear Seat Passengers
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 passengers who 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.
Rear Seat OutsidePassenger Positions
1. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you.
Don’t let it get twisted.
Lap-Shoulder Belt
The positions next to the windows have lap-shoulder
belts. Here’s howto wear one properly.
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 plate into the buckle until it clicks.
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If the belt stops before it reaches the buckle, tilt the
latch plate and keep pulling until you can buckle it.
3. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle
end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part.
Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it issecure.
If the belt is not long enough, see “Safety Belt
Extender’’ at the end of this section. Make sure the
release button on the buckle is positioned so you
would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if
you ever had to.
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likely to slide under the lap belt.
If you slid under it,
the belt would applyforce at your abdomen. This could
cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt
should go over the shoulder and across the chest.
These parts of the body are best able to take belt
restraining forces.
The safety belt locksif there’s a sudden stop or a crash,
or if you pull the beltvery quickly out of the retractor.
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CAUTIO7
You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt
is
too loose. In a crash, you would move forward
too much, which could increase injury. The
fit against your body.
shoulder belt should
The lap partof the belt should be 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 less
be
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Rear Safety Belt ComfortGuides for
Children and Small Adults
Rear shoulder belt comfort guides will provide added
safety belt comfortfor children who have outgrown
child restraints andfor small adults. When installedon a
shoulder belt, the comfort guide pulls the belt away
from the neck and head.
There is one guidefor each outside passenger position
in
the rear seat.To provide added safety belt
comfort for
and for
children who have outgrown child restraints
smaller adults,the comfort guides may be installed on
a comfort guide
the shoulder belts. Here’s how to install
and use the safety belt:
To unlatch the belt,just push the button onthe buckle.
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1. Pull the elastic cord out from between the edge of
the seatback and the interior body to remove the
guide from its storage clip.
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2. Slide the guide under and past the belt. The elastic
cord must be under the belt. Then, place the guide
over the belt, and insert the two edges of the belt into
the slots of the guide.
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4. Buckle, position and release the safety belt as
3. Be sure that the beltis not twisted andit lies flat.
described in “RearSeat Outside Passenger Positions”
The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide
earlier in this section. Make sure that the shoulder
on top.
belt crosses the shoulder.
To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt
edges together so that you can take them out from the
guides. Pull the guide upward to expose its storage clip,
and then slide the guide onto the clip. Rotate the guide and
clip inward andin between the seatback and the interior
body, leaving only the loop
of elastic cord exposed.
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Center Passenger Position
Lap Belt
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When YOU sit in the center seating position,
you have a
To make the belt
lap safety belt, which has no retractor.
longer, tilt the latch plateand pull it along the belt.
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Children
Everyone in a vehicle needs protection! That includes
infants and all children smaller than adult size. Neither
the traveler
the distance traveled nor the age and of
size
changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints.
in
In fact, the law inevery state in the United States and
up to some age
every Canadian province says children
must be restrained while in
a vehicle.
Smaller Children and Babies
To make the belt shorter, pull itsfree end as shown until
the belt is snug.
Buckle, position and releaseit the same wayas the lap
part of a lap-shoulderbelt. If the belt isn’t long enough,
see “Safety Belt Extender” at the end
of this section.
Make surethe release button on the buckle is positioned
so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly
if you ever hadto.
Children who are up against, or very close to,
an
air bag when it inflates can be seriously injured or
killed. This is true even if your vehiclehas
reduced-force frontalair bags. Air bags plus
lap-shoulder belts offer the best protection for
adults and older children, but not for young
children and infants. Neither the vehicle’s safety
belt system norits air bag systemis designed for
them. Young childrenand infants need the
protection that achild restraint systemcan provide.
Always secure children properly
in your vehicle.
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Smaller child1--A and babies should always be
restrained in a childor infant restraint. The
instructions for the restraint will say whetherit is
the right type and
size for your child.A very
young child’ship bones are so small that a
regular belt might not stay
low on the hips,as it
should. Instead, the belt
will likely be over the
would apply
child’s abdomen.In a crash, the belt
force right on the child’s abdomen, which could
cause seriousor fatal injuries. So, be sure that
any child small enough
for one is always properly
restrained in a child
or infant restraint.
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Infants need complete support, including support for the
head and neck. Thisis necessary because an infant’s
neck is weak and its head weighs so much compared
with the rest ofits body. In a crash, an infant
in a
rear-facing restraint settles into the restraint,so the
crash forces can be distributed across the strongest
part
of the infant’s body, the back and shoulders.
A baby
should be secured inan appropriate infant restraint.
This is so important that many hospitals today won’t
release a newborn infant to its parents unless there is an
infant restraint available for the baby’s first trip in a
motor vehicle.
at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12-lb. (5.5 kg) baby
will suddenly become a 240-lb.
(110 kg) force on
your arms. The baby would be almost impossible
to hold.
Secure the baby in an infant restraint.
Never hold ababy in your arms while riding in a
vehicle. A baby doesn’t weigh much until a
crash. During a crash a baby will becomeso
heavy you can’t hold it.For example, in a crash
CAUTION: (Continued)
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Child Restraints
Every time infants and young children ride in
vehicles, they should have protection provided by
appropriate restraints.
@
What are the different typesof add-on
child restraints?
A:
Add-on child restraints are available in four basic
types. When selecting a child restraint, take into
consideration not only the child’s weight and size,
but also whether or not the restraint will be
compatible with the motor vehicle in which it
will be used.
An infant car bed (A) is a special bed made for use
in a motor vehicle. It’s an infant restraint system
designed to restrain or position a child on a
continuous flat surface. With an infant car bed,
make sure that the infant’s head rests toward the
center of the vehicle.
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A rear-facing infant restraint(B) positions an infant
to face the rearof the vehicle. Rear-facing infant
restraints are designedfor infants of up to about
20 lbs. (9 kg) and about one yearof age. This type
of restraint facesthe rear so that the infant’s head,
neck and body can have the support they need
in a
crash. Some infant seats come in two parts
-- the
base stays secured in the vehicle and the seat
part
is removable.
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A forward-facing child restraint(C-E) positions a
child upright to face forwardin the vehicle. These
forward-facing restraints are designed to help protect
children who are fiom 20 to40 lbs. (9 to 18 kg) and
about 26 to40 inches (66to 102 cm) in height, or up
to around four years of age. One type,
a convertible
restraint, is designed to be used either as a rear-facing
infant seat or a forward-facing child seat.
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A booster seat (F, G) is designed for children who
are about 40 to 60 lbs. (18 to 27 kg) and about
four to eight years of age. It’s designed to improve
the fit of the vehicle’s safety belt system. Booster
seats with shields use lap-only belts; however,
booster seats without shields use lap-shoulder
belts. Booster seats can also help a child to see
out thewindow.
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When choosing a child restraint, be sure the child
restraint is designed to be used in avehicle. If it is, it
will have a label saying that it meets Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standards.
Then 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 belt system in
your vehicle, but the child also has tobe secured within
the restraint to help reduce the chance of personal injury.
The instructions that come with the infant or child
restraint will show you how to do that. Both the owner’s
manual and the child restraint instructions are important,
so if either one of these is not available, obtain a
replacement copy from themanufacturer.
Where to Put the Restraint
Accident statistics show that children are safer if they
are restrained in the rear rather than the front seat. We at
General Motors therefore recommend that you putyour
child restraint in the rear seat. Never put a rear-facing
child restraint in the front passenger seat. Here’s why:
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A child ina rearfacing child rL,,raint can be
seriously injured if the right front passenger’s air
bag inflates, even though
your vehicle has
reduced-force frontal airbags. This is because
the back of a rearfacing child restraint would be
very closeto the inflating air bag. Always secure
a rearfacing child restraint in the rear seat.
You may, however, secure a forward-facing child
restraint in the right front seat, but before you
do, always movethe front passenger seat as far
back as it will go. It’s better to secure the child
restraint in a rear seat.
Wherever you install it, be sure to secure the child
restraint properly.
Keep in mind that anunsecured 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.
Top Strap
If your vehicle is not a convertible and you need to have
an anchor installed, you can ask your Chevrolet dealer to
put one in for you. If you want to install an anchor
yourself, your dealer can tell you how to do it.
Canadian law requires that child restraints have a top
strap, and that the strap be anchored.
If your child restraint has a top strap, your dealer can
obtain a kit with anchor hardware and installation
instructions specifically designed for this vehicle. The
dealer can then install the anchor for you. In Canada,
this work will be done foryou free of charge. Or, you
may install the anchor yourself using the instructions
provided in the kit.
If your child restraint has a top strap, it should be
anchored. If you have a convertible, don’t use a restraint
like that in your vehicle because the top strap anchor
cannot be installed properly. You shouldn’t use this type
of restraint without anchoring the top strap.
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Securing a Child Restraint ina Rear
Outside Seat Position
U
You'll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier
part
about the top strap if the child restraint has one. Be sure
to follow the instructions that came with the child
restraint. Secure the child
in the child restraint when and
as the instructions say.
1. Put the restraint on the seat.
2. 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 youhow.
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Tilt the latch plate to adjust the belt
if needed.
If the shoulder belt goesin frontof the child's faceor
neck, put it behind the child restraint.
3. 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.
4. To tighten the belt, pull up on the shoulder belt while
you push down on the child restraint. If you’re using
a forward-facing child restraint, you may find it
helpful to use your knee to push down on the child
restraint as you tighten the belt.
5. Push and pull the child restraint in different
directions to be sure it is secure.
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To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle’s
safety belt and let itgo back all the way. The safety belt
will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult
or larger child passenger.
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center
Rear Seat Position
You’ll be using the lap belt. Be sure to follow the
instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure
the child in the child restraint when and as the
instructions say.
See the earlier part about the top strap if the child
restraint has one.
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1. Make the belt as long as possible by tilting the latch
plate and pulling it along the belt.
2. Put the restraint on the seat.
3. Run the vehicle’s safety belt through or around the
restraint. The child restraint instructions will show
you how.
5 . To tighten the belt, pull its free end while you push
down on the child restraint.If you’re using a
forward-facing child restraint,you may find it
helpful to use your knee to push down on the child
restraint asyou tighten the belt.
6. Push and pull the child restraint in different
directions to be sure is
it secure.
To remove the child restraint,
just unbuckle the vehicle’s
safety belt. It will be readyto work for an adult or larger
child passenger.
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 hadto.
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Securing a Child Restraint in the Right
Front Seat Position
You’ll be using the lap-shoulder belt.See the earlierpart
about the top strap if the child restraint has
one. Be sure
to follow the instructions that
came with the child
and
restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when
as the instructions say.
1. Because your vehicle hasa right front passenger air
bag, always move the seat as
far back as it will go
before securing a forward-facing child restraint.
(See “Seats”in the Index.)
2. Put the restraint on the seat.
3. Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap and shoulder
Your vehicle has a rightfront passenger air bag.Never
portions of the vehicle’s safety belt through or
put a rear-facing child restraint in this seat. Here’s why:
around the restraint.The child restraint instructions
will show you how.
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A CAUTION:
A child in a rear-facing child
restraint can be
seriously injuredif the rightfront passenger’s air
bag inflates, even though your vehicle has
reduced-force frontal air bags. This is because
the backof a rearfacing child restraint would be
very close to the inflating
air bag. Always secure
a rearfacing child restraint in therear seat.
Tilt the latch plate to adjust the belt if needed.
If the shoulder belt goes front
in 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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Larger Children
5. To tighten the belt, pull up on the shoulder belt while
you push down on the child restraint. You may find it
helpful to use your knee to push down on thechild
restraint as you tighten the belt.
6 . Push and pull the child restraint in different
directions to besure 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.
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Children who have outgrown child restraints should
wear the vehicle’s safety belts.
If you have the choice, a child should sit next to a
window so the child can wear a lap-shoulder belt and
get the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide.
Accident statistics show that children are saferif they
are restrained in the rear seat. But they need
usetothe
safety belts properly.
Children who aren’t buckledup can be thrown out in
a crash.
Children who aren’t buckledup can strike other
people who are.
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Never do this.
Here two childrenare wearing the same belt.
The
belt can’t properlyspread the impact forces.In a
crash, the two children can be crushed together
and seriously injured.A belt must be used by
only one personat a time.
&= What if a child is wearing a lap-shoulder belt,
but the childis so small that the shoulder beltis
very closeto the child’s faceor neck?
A:
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Move the child toward the centerof the vehicle, but
be sure that the shoulder belt still
is on the child’s
shoulder, so that ina crash the child’s upper
body
would have the restraint that belts provide.
If the
child is sittingin a rear seat outside position, see
“Rear Safety BeltComfort Guides” in the Index. If
the child isso small that the shoulder belt is still
very close to the child’s face or neck,
you might
want to place the child in the center seat position,
the one that has only a lap belt.
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Never do this.
Here a child issitting in a seat that has a
lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind
the child. Ifthe child wearsthe belt in this way, in
a crash the child might slideunder thebelt. The
belt’s force wouldthen be applied right on the
child’s abdomen.That could causeserious or
fatal injuries.
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 fasten,
to
your
dealer will orderyou an extender. It’s free. When you
go
in to order it, take the heaviest
coat you will wear, so the
extender will be long enoughfor you. The extender will
be just for you, andjust for the seat in your vehicle that
you choose. Don’tlet someone else use it, and useit
only for the seatit is made to fit. To wear it, just attach it
to the regular safety belt.
Checking Your Restraint Systems
Now and then, make sure the safety belt reminder light
and all your belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors
and
anchorages are working properly.Look for any other
loose or damaged safety belt system parts.
If you see
anything that might keepa safety belt system from
doing itsjob, have it repaired.
Replacing Restraint System Parts
After a Crash
If you’ve had a crash, do you need new belts?
After a very minor collision, nothing may be necessary.
they would be if worn
But if the belts were stretched, as
during a more severe crash, then you need
new belts.
If belts are cutor damaged, replace them. Collision
damage also may mean you will need to have safety belt
and repairs
or seat parts repaired or replaced. New parts
may be necessary even if the belt wasn’t being used at
the time of the collision.
If an air bag inflates, you’ll need to replace air bag
system parts. See the part on the air bag system earlier
in this section.
Torn or frayed safety belts may not protect you ain
crash. They can rip apart under impact
forces. If a belt is
torn or frayed, get a new one right away.
Also look for any opened or broken air bag covers, and
have them repaired or replaced. (The air bag system
does not need regular maintenance.)
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0Section 2
Features and Controls
Here you can learn about the many standard and optional features on your vehicle, and information on starting,
shifting and braking. Also explained are
the instrument panel and the warning systems that tell ifyou
everything is
working properly -- and what todo if you have a problem.
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Keys
Door Locks
Keyless Entry System (If Equipped)
Theft
[email protected]
New Vehicle “Break-In”
Ignition Positions
Starting Your Engine
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
Automatic Transaxle Operation
Manual Transaxle Operation
Parking Brake
Shifting Into PARK (P)
(Automatic Transaxle Only)
Shifting Outof Park (P)
(Automatic Transaxle)
Parking Your Vehicle
(Manual Transaxle Models Only)
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2-60
2-62
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Parking Over Things That Burn
Engine Exhaust
Running Your Engine While You’re Parked
(Automatic Transaxle)
Windows
Tilt Wheel (If Equipped)
Turn SignalMultifunction Lever
Exterior Lamps
Interior Lamps
Mirrors
Storage Compartments
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
Sun Visors
Sunroof (If Equipped)
Convertible Top (If Equipped)
Instrument Panel
Instrument Panel Clusters
Warning Lights, Indicators and Gages
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Keys
Leaving young children in
a vehicle with the
ignition key is dangerousfor many reasons.
A child or others could be badly injured
or
even killed.
They could operate power windows
or other
controls or even make the vehicle move. Don't
leave the keys in
a vehicle with young children.
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One key is for the
ignition, the doors and
all other locks.
Each tag has a code on it that tells your dealer or a
qualified locksmith how to make extra keys. Keep the
tag in a safe place. If you lose your key, you'll be able to
have a new one made easily using the tag.
NOTICE:
When a new vehicle is delivered, the dealer removes the
key tag from the key, and gives it to the first owner.
Your vehicle has a number of new features that
can help prevent theft. But you can have of
a lot
trouble getting into your vehicle you
if ever lock
your key inside.You may even have to damage
So be sure you have an
your vehicle to get in.
extra key.
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Door Locks
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Use your key to unlock your vehicle from
the outside.
You can also use the optional remote keyless entry
system to unlock your vehicle. See “Keyless Entry
System” in the Index.
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To lock
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Passengers -- especially children-- can easily
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the door from the
inside, push the locking
lever forward.
open the doors and fall out. When a door is
locked, the inside handle won’t open it.
Outsiders can easilyenter through an unlocked
door when you slow down or stop your vehicle.
This may not be
so obvious: You increase the
chance of being thrown out
of the vehicle in a
crash if the doors aren’t locked. Wear safety belts
To unlock the door, pull the locking lever rearward.
’ properly, lock your doors,and you will be far
’ better off whenever you drive yourvehicle.
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There are several waysto lock and unlock your vehicle.
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Power Door Locks (If Equipped)
Rear Door Security Lock (4-DoOr Models)
Your vehicle is equipped
with rear door security
locks that help prevent
passengers from opening
the rear doorsof your car
from the inside.
You can lockor unlock all
doors of your vehicle from
the driver’s or passenger’s
door lock switch.
Push the lower portionof the switch to lock your
doors. Push the upper portion
of the switch to unlock
your doors.
To use one of these locks:
1. Use a key to move the lock all the way up.
2. Close the door.
The leveron each rear door works only that door’s lock.
3. Do the same thing to the other rear door lock.
of the doors -- that’s a
It won’t lock (or unlock) all
safety feature.
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The rear doors of your vehicle cannot be opened from
the inside when this feature is in use. If you wantto
open a rear door when the security lock is on:
Keyless EntrySystem (If Equipped)
2. Then open the door from the outside.
If your vehicle has this option, you can lock and unlock
your doors or unlock your trunk from about 3 feet (1 m>
up to 30 feet (9 m) away using the remote keyless entry
transmitter supplied with your vehicle.
If you don’t cancel the security lock feature, adults or
older children who ride in the rear won’t be able to open
the rear door from the inside. You should let adults and
older children know how to cancel the locks.
In addition, the system illuminates the interior lamps for
a set period of time. The remote keyless entry system
consists of a receiver, which is located in the vehicle,
and two hand held transmitters.
1. Unlock the door from the inside.
To cancel the rear door lock:
1. Unlock the door from the inside and open the door
from the outside.
2. Use a key to move the lock all the way down.
3. Do the same forthe other rear door.
The rear door lock will nowwork normally.
Leaving Your Vehicle
If you are leaving the vehicle, open your door and
set thelocks from the inside. Then get out and close
the door.
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Your keyless entry system
operates on a radio
frequency subject to
Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) Rules
and with Industry Canada.
This device complies with Part15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference thatmay cause
undesired operation.
This device complies withRSS-210 of Industry
Canada. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference thatmay cause
undesired operation of the device.
Changes or modifications to this system
by other than an
authorized service facility could void authorization to
use this equipment.
This system hasa range of about 3 feet (1 m) up to
30 feet (9 m). At times you may noticea decrease in
range. This is normalfor any remote keyless entry
system. If the transmitter does not work iforyou have
to stand closer toyour vehicle for the transmitter to
work, try this:
Check to determine if battery replacement or
resynchronization is necessary. See the instructions
that follow.
Check the distance. You may be too far from your
vehicle. You may need to stand closer during rainy
or snowy weather.
Check the location. Other vehicles or objects may be
blocking the signal. Takea few steps to theleft or
right, hold the transmitter higher, and try again.
If you’re still having trouble, see your dealer or a
qualified technicianfor service.
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Operation
Matching Transmitter(s) To Your Vehicle
The following functions are available with the remote
keyless entry system:
Each remote keyless entry transmitter is coded to
prevent another transmitter from unlocking your vehicle.
If a transmitter is lost or stolen, a replacement can be
purchased through your dealer. Remember to bring any
remaining transmitters with you when you go to your
dealer. When the dealer matchesthe replacement
transmitter to your vehicle, any remaining transmitters
must alsobe matched. Once your dealerhas coded the
new transmitter, the lost transmitter will not unlock your
vehicle. Each vehicle can have only two transmitters
matched to it.
LOCK: All doors will automatically lock when the
LOCK button on the transmitter is pressed. The interior
lamps stay on for two seconds afterall of the doors
are closed.
UNLOCK: The driver’s door will unlock automatically
when the UNLOCKbutton on the transmitter is pressed.
If the UNLOCK button is pressed again within five
seconds, all remaining doors will unlock. The interior
lamps will stay on for 40 seconds or until the ignition is
turned on.
Trunk Release: The trunk will unlock anytime when
the vehicle symbol on the transmitter is pressed and
the ignition is OFF.The interior lamps will come on
for 40 seconds or until the ignition switch is turned on.
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You can match your transmitter to as many 1998 General
Motors vehicles as you own, as long as they have the
same remote keyless entry system. Contact your dealer
for assistance with this.
Battery Replacement
Under normal use, the battery in your remote keyless
entry transmitter should last about two years.
Replacing the Battery in the Keyless Entry
System Transmitter
You can tell the battery is weak if the transmitter won’t
work at thenormal range in any location. If you have to
get close to your
vehicle before the transmitter works,
it’s probably time to change the battery.
NOTICE:
When replacing the battery, use care not to touch
any of the circuitry. Static from your body
transferred to these surfaces may damage the
transmitter.
To replace the battery in the transmitter:
1. Use a small coin or flathead screwdriver to separate
the bottom half from the top half of the transmitter.
2. Remove the battery and replace it with the new one.
Make sure the positive (+) side of the battery faces
down. For battery replacement, use a 3-volt battery,
type CR2032, or equivalent.
3. Read the instructions inside the case.
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4. Put the two halves back together. Make sure the
cover is on tightly,so water won’t get in.
Trunk
5 . Check the operation of the transmitter with your
vehicle. Ifthe transmitter does not work, try
synchronizing the transmitter with the receiver.
Synchronization
Your remote keyless entry system is equipped with a
security system that prevents anyone from recording and
playing back your signal.The transmitter does not send
the same signal twice to
the receiver. The receiver will
not respond toa signal that has been sent to
it more
than once.
To resynchronize your transmitter and receiver, follow
these directions:
1. Stand close to your vehicle.
2. Press and hold theLOCK and UNLOCK buttons on
the transmitter at the same time.
3. Hold the buttons for at least five seconds. During
this time, the doors should lock and unlock once.
This confirms the resynchronization.If the doors do
not lock and unlock, see your dealer
for service.
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It can bedangerous to drive with the trunk lid
open becausecarbon monoxide (CO)gas can
come into your vehicle. You can’t seeor smell
CO. It can cause unconsciousnessand even death.
If you must drive with the trunk lid openor if
electrical wiringor other cable connections must
pass through the seal betweenthe body and the
trunk lid:
Make sure all windows are shut.
0 Turn the fan on your heating or cooling
system toits highest speed withthe setting
on any airflow selection exceptMAX. That
will force outsideair into your vehicle. See
“Comfort Controls” inthe Index.
0 If you have air outlets on or under the
instrument panel, open them allthe way.
See “Engine Exhaust”in theIndex.
Remote Trunk Release(If Equipped)
Pull upward on the remote
release handle, located on
the floor near the left sideof
the driver’s seat,to release
the trunk lid.
Key in the Ignition
If you leave your vehiclewith the keys inside,it’s an
easy target forjoy riders or professional thieves -- so
don’t do it.
When you park your vehicle and open the driver’s door,
you’ll hear a chime remindingyou to remove yourkey
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 transaxle, taking your
key out also locks yourtransaxle. And remember to lock
the doors.
Parking at Night
Theft
Vehicle theft is big business, especially in some cities.
Although your vehiclehas a number of theft-deterrent
features, we know that nothing we put on it can make it
impossible to steal. However, there are waysyou
can help.
Park in a lighted spot, close all windows and lock your
vehicle. Remember to keep your valuables out of sight.
Put them in a storage area, ortake them with you.
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Parking Lots
If you park in a lot where someone willbe watching
your vehicle, it’s best to lock
it up and take your keys.
But what ifyou have to leave your key?
If possible, park in a busy, well lit area.
Put your valuables in a storage area, like your
trunk or glove box. Be sure to close and lock the
storage area.
Close all windows.
Lock all the doors except the driver’s.
Passlock‘
Your vehicle is equipped with the Passlock
theft-deterrent system.
During normal operation, the THEFT SYSTEM light
will go off after the engine
is started.
If the engine stalls and the THEFT SYSTEM light
flashes, wait untilthe light stops flashing before trying
to restart the engine. Remember to release the key from
the START position as soon as the engine starts.
If you are driving and the THEFT SYSTEM light
comes on, you will be able to restart the engine if you
turn the engine off. However, your Passlock system is
not working properly and must be servicedby your
dealer. Your vehicleis not protected by Passlock at this
time. You may also want to check the fuses (see “Fuses
and Circuit Breakers” in the Index). See your dealer
for service.
If the THEFT SYSTEM light comes on while
the engine
is running, a problem has been detected and the system
Passlock is a passive theft-deterrent system. The system may need service. See your dealer for service.
is armed once the key is removed from the ignition.
In an emergency, call theChevrolet Roadside Assistance
Passlock enables fuel if the ignition lock cylinder
is
turned with a valid key.
If a correct key is not used, fuel Center at 1-800-CHEV-USA (1-800-243-8872).
(In Canada call 1-800-268-6800.)
is disabled.
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Ignition Positions
New Vehicle “Break-In”
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NOTICE:
Your vehicle doesn’t needan elaborate
“break-in.” But it will perform betterin the long
run if you follow these guidelines:
a Don’t drive at any one speed fast or
slow for the first 500 miles (805 km).
Don’t make full-throttle starts.
a Avoid making hard stops for the first
200 miles (322 km) or so. During this time
your new brake linings aren’t yet broken
in. Hard stops with new liningscan mean
premature wear and earlierreplacement.
Follow this breaking-in guideline every
time you get newbrake linings.
0 Don’t tow a trailer duringbreak-in.
See “Towinga Trailer” in the Index for
more information.
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With the ignitionkey in the ignition switch, you can turn
the switch to five positions:
ACCESSORY (A): In this position, you can operate
your electricalpower accessories. Press in the ignition
switch asyou turn it towardyou.
LOCK (B): This is the only position in which you can
remove the key. This locks your steering wheel, ignition
and transaxle.
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OFF (C):This position unlocks the steering wheel,
ignition and transaxle, but does not send electrical
power to any accessories.The instrument cluster and the
automatic transaxle gear shift indicator have electrical
power while inOFF.Use this position if your vehicle
must be pushed or towed, but never try to push-start
your vehicle. A warning chime will soundif you open
the driver’s door whenthe ignition is off and the key is
in the ignition.
RUN (D): This is a position to which the switch returns
after you start your engine and release the switch. The
switch stays inRUN when the engineis running. But
even when the engineis not running,you can useRUN
to operate your electrical power accessories, and to
display some instrument panel warning lights.
START (E): This position startsthe 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, the positions
ACCESSORY and RUN areon positions that allowyou
to operate your electrical accessories, such as the radio.
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On manual transaxle vehicles, turning the key to
LOCK will lock the steering column and result in
a lossof ability to steer the vehicle. This could
cause a collision.If you needto turn the engine
off while the vehicle is moving, turn the key only
to OFF. Don’t press the key release button while
the vehicle is moving.
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If your key seemsstuck in LOCK and you can’t
turn it, be sure you are using the correct key; if
so, is it all the way in? If it is, then turn the
steering wheel leftand right while you turn the
key hard. But turn the key onlywith your hand.
Using a toolto force it could break the key or the
ignition switch.If none of this works, then your
vehicle needs service.
Key Release Button (Manual Transaxle)
The ignition key cannot be
removed from the ignition
unless the key release
button is used.
Starting Your Engine
Automatic Transaxle
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.
NOTICE:
To remove the key, turn the key to OFF. While pressing
the key release button in, turn the key to LOCK. Pull the
key straight out.
Don’t try toshift to PARK (P) if your Chevrolet
is moving.If you do, you could damage the
transaxle. Shift toPARK (P) only when your
vehicle is stopped.
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Manual Transaxle
The gearselector should be in NEUTRAL (N) and the
parking brake engaged. Hold the clutch pedal to the
floor and start the engine. Your vehicle won’t start if
the clutch pedal is not all the way down -- that’s a
safety feature.
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Starting Your 2.2 Liter Engine
1. Without pushing the accelerator pedal, turn your
ignition key to START. When the engine starts, let
go of the key. The idlespeed will go down as your
engine gets warm.
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NOTICE:
Holding your key in START for longer than
15 seconds at a time will cause your battery to be
drained much sooner. Andthe excessive heat can
damage your starter motor.
2. If your engine still won’t start (or starts but then
stops), it could be flooded with too much gasoline.
Try pushing your accelerator pedal all the way to the
floor and holding it there as you hold the key in
START for about three seconds. If the vehicle starts
briefly but then stops again, do the same thing, but
this time keep the pedal down for five or six seconds.
This clears the extra gasoline from the engine.
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NOTICE:
Your engineis designed to work with the
electronics in your vehicle. If you
add electrical
parts oraccessories, you could changethe way
the engine operates. Beforeadding electrical
equipment, check withyour dealer. If you don’t,
your engine might notperform properly.
If you ever have to have
your vehicle towed, see
the part of this manual that tells how to do it
without damaging yourvehicle. See “Towing
Your Vehicle”in the Index.
Starting Your 2.4 Liter Engine
1. With your foot off the accelerator pedal, turn your
ignition key toSTART. When the engine starts, let
go of the key. The idle speed will go down as your
engine warmsup.
NOTICE:
Holding yourkey in START for longer than
15 seconds at a timewill cause yourbattery to be
drained much sooner. Andthe excessive heat can
damage yourstarter motor.
2. If the engine doesn’t start right away, andthe
if
weather is very cold (below-20” F or -29” C), push
the accelerator pedal about one-quarter
of the way
down whileyou turn the key to START. Do this
until the engine starts.As soon as it does, letgo
of the key.
3. If your engine still won’t start (or starts but then stops),
it could be floodedwith too much gasoline.Try
pushing your acceleratorpedal all the way to the floor
and holding it there as you hold the keyin START for
a maximurn of 15 seconds. This clears the extra
gasoline from the engine. If the enginestill won’t start
or starts briefly but then stops again, repeat step1 or 2,
depending on temperature. When the engine
starts,
release the key and the accelerator
pedal.
NOTICE:
1 Your engine is designed to work with the
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electronics in your vehicle. If you add electrical
way
parts oraccessories, you could change the
the engine operates. Before adding electrical
equipment, check with your dealer.
If you don’t,
your engine might not perform properly.
If you ever have to have your vehicle towed, see
the part of this manualthat tells how to doit
without damaging your vehicle. See “Towing.
Your Vehicle” in the Index.
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Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
2.4L Engine
2.2L Engine
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In very cold weather, 0O 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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To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
1. Turn off the engine.
2. Open the hood and unwrapthe electrical cord. On
vehicles with a 2.2L engine, the electrical cordis
located near the engine oil dipstick.
On vehicles
with a 2.4L engine, the electrical cordis located in
front of the engine coolant surge tank on
the
passenger’s side.
3. Plug it into a normal, grounded 110-volt AC outlet.
4. Before starting the engine, be sure to unplug
and store the cord as it was before to keep
it away
from moving engine parts.If you don’t, it could
be damaged.
How long should you keep the coolant heater plugged
in? The answer dependson the outside temperature, the
kind of oil you have, and some other things. Instead of
trying to list everything here,we ask that you contact
your dealerin the area where you’ll be parking your
the best advicefor that
vehicle. The dealer can give you
particular area.
Automatic Transaxle Operation
Pluggmg me cord into an ungrounded outlet
could cause an electrical shock. Also, the wrong
kind of extension cord could overheat and cause
a fire.You could be seriously injured. Plug the
cord into a properly grounded three-prong
110-volt AC outlet. If the cord won’t reach, use a
heavy-duty three-prong extension cord rated for
at least 15 amps.
Your vehicle may be equipped witha three-speed
automatic or a four-speed automatic transaxle.The shift
lever is located on the console between the seats.
There are six different positions
for the shift lever on
the three-speed automatic and seven positions
for the
four-speed automatic transaxles. While
PARK (P),
REVERSE (R) and NEUTRAL (N) operate identically
for both transaxles, the forward gear positions represent
different gearing and operation. See “Forward Gears
(3-Speed)” or “Forward Gears (4-Speed)” later
in this section.
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PARK (P):This position locks your front wheels. It’s
the best position touse when you start your engine
because yourvehicle can’t move easily.
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Three-Speed Automatic Transaxle
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Four-Speed Automatic Transaxle
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It is dangerous to getout of your vehicle if the
shift lever is not fully in PARK(P) with the
parking brakefirmly set.Your vehicle can roll.
Don’t leave your vehicle when
the engine is
running unless you have to.If you have leftthe
engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly.
You or others could beinjured. To be sure your
vehicle won’t move, even when you’re fairly
on
level ground, always set your parking brake and
move the shift lever to PARK (P).
See “Shifting Into PARK (P)” in the Index. If
you’re pulling atrailer, see “Towing a Trailer’’in
the Index.
Ensure the shift lever
is fully in PARK (P) range before
starting the engine.Your vehicle has a brake-transaxle
shift interlock.You have to fully apply your regular
brakes before you can shift fromPARK (P) when the
ignition key is in RUN. If you cannot shift outof
PARK (P),ease pressure on the shift lever -- push the
shift lever all theway into PARK (P) and also release
the shift leverbutton on floor shift console models as
you maintain brake application. Then move the shift
lever intothe gear you wish. (Press the shift leverbutton
before moving the shiftlever.) See “Shifting Out of
PARK (P)” in the Index.
REVERSE (R):Use this gearto back up.
NOTICE:
Shifting to REVERSE (R) whileyour vehicle is
moving forward could damage your transaxle.
Shift to REVERSE (R) only after your vehicle
is stopped.
To rock your vehicle backand forth to get outof snow,
ice or sand without damaging your transaxle, see
“Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Iceor Snow” in the Index.
NEUTRAL (N): In this position, your engine
doesn’t connect with the wheels. To restart when you’re
already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only. Also, use
NEUTRAL (N) when your vehicle is being towed.
Shifting out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) while
your engine is“racing” (running at high speed)is
dangerous. Unlessyour foot isfirmly on the
brake pedal, your vehicle could move very
rapidly. You could losecontrol and hitpeople or
objects. Don’tshift out of PARK (P) or
NEUTRAL (N) while your engine is racing.
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Damage to your transaxle caused by shifting out
of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) with the engine
racing isn’t covered byyour warranty.
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Forward Gears (3-Speed)
DRIVE (D): This position is for normal driving.
SECOND (2): This position gives you more power but
lower fuel economy.You can use SECOND (2) on hills.
It can help control your speed
as you go down steep
mountain roads, but then you would also want to use
your brakes off and on.
NOTICE:
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Don’t drive in SECOND (2) for more than
25 miles (40 km), or at speeds over 55 mph
(88 km/h), or you can damage your transaxle.
Use DRIVE @) as much as possible. Don’t shift
into SECOND (2) unless you are going slower
than 65 mph (105 km/h), or you can damage
your engine.
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FIRST (1): This position givesyou even more
power (but lower fuel economy)than SECOND (2). You
can use it on very steep hills,or in deep snow ormud. If
the selector lever is
put in FIRST (l), the transaxle
won’t shift intofirst gear until the vehicle is going
slowly enough.
NOTICE:
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If your front wheels can’t rotate, don’t try to
drive. This might happen if you werestuck in
very deep sand or mud or were up against a solid
object. You could damageyour transaxle. Also, if
you stop when going uphill, don’t hold
your
vehicle there with only the accelerator pedal. This
could overheat and damage the transaxle. Use
your brakes or shift into PARK (P) to hold your
vehicle in position ona hill.
SECOND (2): This position gives you more power but
lower fuel economy.You can use SECOND (2) on hills.
AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (D):This position is for
go down steep
It can help control your speed as you
normal driving with the four-speed automatic transaxle. mountain roads, but then you would also want to use
If you need more powerfor passing, and you’re:
your brakes off and on.
Going less than about 35 mph (55 km/h), push your
accelerator pedal about halfway down.
NOTICE:
Going about 35 mph (55 km/h), push your
accelerator all theway down.
Don’t drive in SECOND (2) for more than
THIRD (3): This position is also used
for normal
25 miles (40 km), or atspeeds over55 mph
driving, however, it offers more power and lower
fuel
(90 km/h), or you can damage your transaxle.
economy than AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE(D). Here
Use AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (D)or
are some times you might choose THIRD(3) instead of
THIRD (3) as much as possible. Don’t shift into
AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (D):
SECOND (2) unless you are going slower than
0 When driving on hilly, winding roads.
65 mph (105 km/h), or you can damape
your engine.
When going down a steep hill.
Forward Gears ($-Speed)
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FIRST (1): This position gives you even more
power (but lower fuel economy)than SECOND (2). You
can use it onvery steep hills, or in deep snowor mud.If
the selector leveris put in FIRST (l), the transaxle
Manual Transaxle Operation
won’t shift into first gear
until the vehicle is going
slowly enough.
NOTICE:
If your front wheels can’trotate, don’t try to
drive. This mighthappen if you were stuck in
very deep sand or mud or were up against a solid
object. You could damage your transaxle. Also, if
you stop when going uphill, don’t hold
your
vehicle there with onlythe accelerator pedal. This
could overheat and damage the transaxle. Use
your brakes or shift into PARK (P) to hold your
vehicle in position on a hill.
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This is your shift pattern.
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3
5
2
4
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Here’s how to operate your transaxle:
FIRST (1): Press the clutch pedal and shift into
FIRST (1). Then, slowly let up on the clutch pedal as
you press the accelerator pedal.
You can shift into FIRST(1) when you’re going less
than 20 mph (32 km/h). If you’ve come toa complete
stop and it’s hard to shift into FIRST(I), put the shift
lever in NEUTRAL(N) and let up onthe clutch. Press
the clutch pedal back down. Then
shift into FIRST(1).
REVERSE (R): To back up, press downthe clutch
pedal and shift into REVERSE(R). Let up on the clutch
pedal slowly while pressingthe accelerator pedal.
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NOTICE:
Shift to REVERSE(R) only after your vehicle is
stopped. Shifting to REVERSE(R)while your
vehicle is moving could damage your transaxle.
SECOND (2): Press the clutch pedal as you let up on
(2). Then,
the accelerator pedal and shift into SECOND
slowly let up on the clutch pedalas you press the
accelerator pedal.
THIRD (3), FOURTH (4) and FIFTH(5): Shift into
THIRD (3), FOURTH (4) AND FIFTH (3,the same
way you dofor SECOND (2). Slowly let up on the
clutch pedal asyou press the accelerator pedal.
To stop, let up onthe accelerator pedal and press the
brake pedal. Just before the vehicle stops, press
the
clutch pedal andthe brake pedal, andshift to
NEUTRAL (N).
NEUTRAL (N): Use this position when you start or
idle your engine.
Also, use REVERSE (R), along with the parking brake,
for parking your vehicle.
Shift Speeds
If you skip more than one gear when you
downshift, you could lose control of your vehicle.
And you could injure yourself or others. Don’t
shift from FIFTH( 5 ) to SECOND (2) or
FOURTH (4) to FIRST(1).
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Up Shift Light (Manual Transaxle)
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Parking Brake
If you have a manual
transaxle, you have an
SHIFT light. This light
will show you when to shift
to the next higher gear for
the best fuel economy.
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When this light comeson, you can shift tothe next
higher gearif weather, road and traffic conditions let
you. For the best fuel economy, accelerate slowly and
shift when the light comeson.
While you accelerate,it i! ormal for the light to
go on and off if you quickly change
the position
of the accelerator. Ignore the SHIFT light when
you downshift.
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The parking brake leveris located between the
bucket seats.
To set the parking brake, hold the brake pedal down andShifting Into PARK (P)
pull upon the parhng brake lever. If the ignition is on,
(Automatic Transaxle Only)
the brake system warning light will come on.
To release the parking brake, hold the brake pedal down.
Pull the parking brake lever up until you can press the
in as you move
release button. Hold the release button
the brake lever all the way down.
NOTICE:
Driving withthe parking brake on can
cause
your rear brakesto overheat. You may have to
replace them, and you could alsodamage other
parts of your vehicle.
It can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle if
the shift lever isnot fully in PARK (P) with the
parking brakefirmly set. Your vehiclecan roll. If
you have leftthe engine running, the vehicle can
move suddenly.You or others could beinjured.
To be sure your vehicle won’t move, even when
you’re on fairly level ground, use the steps that
follow. If you’re pullinga trailer, see “Towinga
Trailer” in the Index.
1. Hold the brake pedal down andset the
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parking
brake.
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Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine
Running (Automatic Transaxle Only)
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2. Move the shift lever into the
PARK (P) position like
this: Hold in thebutton on the lever, and push the
lever allthe way toward the frontof your vehicle.
3. Move the ignition key to LOCK.
4. Remove the keyand take it with you. If you can
leave your vehicle with the ignition key in your
hand, yourvehicle is in PARK (P).
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It can be dangerous to leave your vehicle withthe
engine running.Your vehicle could move
suddenly if the shift lever is not fully in PARK(P)
with the parking brakefirmly set. And,if you
leave the vehicle withthe engine running, it could
overheat and even catch fire. You or others could
be injured. Don’t leaveyour vehicle withthe
engine running unless you have to.
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If you have to leave yourvehicle with the engine
running, be sure your vehicle is in PARK (P) and your
parking brake is firmly set before you leave it.After
you’ve moved the shift lever intoPARK (P), hold the
regular brake pedal down. Then, seeif you can move the
shift lever away from PARK (P) without first pushing
the button. If you can, it means thatthe shift lever
wasn’t fully locked into PARK (P).
Torque Lock (Automatic Transaxle)
If you are parkingon a hill and you don’t shift your
transaxle intoPARK (P) properly, the weightof the
vehicle may put too much forceon the parkingpawl in
the transaxle. You may find it difficult topull the shift
lever outof PARK (P). This is called “torquelock.” To
prevent torque lock, setthe parking brake and then shift
into PARK (P) properly before you leave the driver’s
seat. To find out how, see “Shifting Into PARK (P)” in
the Index.
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When you are ready to drive, move the shift lever out
PARK (P) before you release the parkingbrake.
If torque lock doesoccur, you may need to have another
vehicle push yours a little uphill to take someof the
pressure from the parkingpawl in the transaxle,so you
can pull the shift lever outof PARK (P).
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
(Automatic Transaxle)
Your vehicle has a brake-transaxle shift interlock.You
have to fully apply your regular brakesbefore you can
shift fromPARK (P) when the ignition isin the RUN
position. See “Automatic Transaxle” in the Index.
If you cannot shift out of PARK (P), ease pressure on
way into
the shift lever -- push the shift lever all the
PARK (P), as you maintain brake application. Then
move the shift lever into
the gear you wish. (Pressthe
shift leverbutton before moving the shiftlever.)
If you ever hold the brakepedal down butstill can’t
shift outof PARK (P), try this:
1. Turn the key to OFF.
2. Apply and hold the brake until the end of Step 4.
3. Shift to NEUTRAL (N).
4. Start the vehicleand then shift to the drive gear
you want.
5. Have the vehicle fixed as soon as you can.
Parking Your Vehicle
(Manual Transaxle Models Only)
Before you get outof your vehicle, put your manual
transaxle in REVERSE (R)and firmly apply the
parking brake.
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Parking Over Things That Burn
Engine Exhaust
Engine exhaust can
kill. It contains the gas
carbon monoxide (CO),which you can't seeor
smell. It can cause unconsciousness and death.
You might have exhaust coming in if:
0 Your exhaust system sounds
strange
or different.
Your vehicle getsrusty underneath.
0 Your vehicle was damaged in a collision.
0 Your vehicle was damaged when driving over
high points on the road or over road debris.
Repairs weren't done correctly.
0 Your vehicle or exhaust system had been
modified improperly.
If you ever suspect exhaust is coming into
your vehicle:
0 Drive it only with all the windows down to
blow out anyCO; and
0 Have your vehicle fixed immediately.
Running Your Engine While You’re
Parked (Automatic Transaxle)
It’s better not to park with the engine running. But if you
It can bedangerous to get out of your vehicle if
some things to know.
ever have to, here are
the shift lever isnot fully in PARK (P) with the
parking brakefirmly set. Your vehiclecan roll.
Don’t leave your vehicle whenthe engine is
running unless you have to.If you’ve left the
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engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly.
Idling the engine withthe climate control
You or others could beinjured. To be sure your
system off could allowdangerous exhaust into
vehicle won’t move, even when you’re on
fairly
your vehicle (seethe earlier Caution under
level ground, always set your parking brake and
“Engine Exhaust”).
move the shift lever to PARK (P).
Also, idling in a closed-in place can let deadly
carbon monoxide (CO)into your vehicle evenif
Follow the proper steps to be sure your vehicle won’t
the fan switch isat the highest setting. One place
move. See “Shifting Into PARK (P)” in the Index.
this can happen is a garage.Exhaust with
CO can come in easily.NEVER park in a
If you are parking on a hill and if you’re pulling a
garage with the engine running.
trailer, also see “Towing a Trailer” in the Index.
Another closed-in placecan be a blizzard.
(See “Blizzard”in the Index.)
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Windows
On a vehicle with manual windows, use the window
crank to open and close eachwindow.
Power Windows (If Equipped)
The driver’s window switch has an auto-down feature.
The driver’s window can be opened to the desired
amount by pushing the rearof the switch to the first
detent. For the auto-down feature, push the rear of the
switch all the way down. The window will continue
going down until fully opened.
To stop the window while it is lowering,briefly press
the switch forward, then release.
To raise the window, press and hold the switch forward.
Jmkout Switch
fiour-door moclels also have a lockout switch. Press it to
disable the rear passenger’s power window switches.
This will prevent rear passengers from opening and
closing the windows. The driver canstill control all
windows with the switch in the lock position.
Press the lockout button again to enable thepassenger’s
window switches.
With power windows, switches on the center console
control each of the windows when the ignition is on. In
addition, in four-door models, each rearpassenger door
has a control switch for its ownwindow.
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Horn
You can sound the horn by pressing the center of your
steering wheel near the horn symbols.
Tilt Wheel (If Equipped)
lhrn SignaVMultifunction Lever
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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 moreroom when you exit
and enter the vehicle.
To tilt the wheel, holdthe steering wheel and pull the
lever. Move the steering wheel to a comfortable level,
then release the lever to lock the wheel in place.
The lever on the left side of the steering column
includes your:
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Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer
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Cruise Control (If Equipped)
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lhrn Signal andLane Change Indicator
The turn signal has twoupward (for right) and two
downward (forleft) positions. These positions allow you
to signal a turn or a lane change.
To signal a turn, move the lever all the way up or down.
When the turn is finished, the leverwill return
automatically.
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An arrow on the instrument
panel will flash in the
direction of the turn or
lane change.
To signal a lane change, just raise or lowerthe lever
until the 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 rapidly, a signal bulb may be burned out and other
drivers won’t see your turn signal.
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If a bulb is burned out, replace it to help avoid an
accident. If the arrows don’t go on at all when you
signal a turn, check the fuse (see “Fuses and Circuit
Breakers” in the Index) and for burned-out bulbs.
Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer
To change the headlamps from low beam to highor high
beam to low, pull the turn signal leverall the way
toward you. Then release it.
When the high beams
are on, thislight on the
instrument panel will
also be on.
Flash-To-Pass
This feature letsyou use your high-beam headlamps to
signal a driver in front of you that you want to pass.
To use it, pull the turn signal/multifunction lever toward
you until the high-beam headlamps come on, then
release the lever toturn them off.
Windshield Wipers
If your vehicle is equipped with variable delay, you can
set the wiper speed for a longor short interval between
wipes. This can be very useful.
Move the stalk to DELAY, then rotate the inner band
and choose the delay you want. Rotate the innerband up
for a shorterinterval between wiper cycles. Rotate the
band down fora longer interval between wiper cycles.
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You control the windshield wipers by moving the stalk
with the windshield wiper symbol on it up or down.
For a single wiper cycle,
push the stalk down to MIST,
then release it. The wipers will stop after onecycle. For
more cycles, hold the wiper stalk down longer.
If your vehicle is equippedwith fixed delay, you can use
this functionby moving the stalk to DELAY.
Remember that damaged wiper blades may prevent you
from seeing well enough to drive safely. To avoid
damage, be sure to clear ice
and snow from the wiper
blades before usingthem. If they're frozen tothe
windshield, carefully loosen or thaw them. If your
blades do become damaged, get new blades or
blade inserts.
Heavy snow or ice can overload your wipers. A circuit
breaker will stop them until the motor cools. Clearaway
snow or ice to prevent an overload.
For steady wiping at low speed, move thewiper stalk
up to the (1). For high-speed wiping, move the stalkup
to (2). To stop thewiper, move the stalk to OFF.
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Cruise Control (If Equipped)
Windshield Washer
To wash your windshield, pull the stalk with thewiper
symbol onit toward you one time.When you release the
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stalk, the washers will stop.The wipers continue wiping
for approximately three cycles and will either stop or
will resume the speed you were using before.
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In freezing weather, don't use your washer until
the windshield is warmed. Otherwise the washer
fluid can form ice
on the windshield, blocking
your vision.
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With cruise control, you can maintain a speed
of about
25 mph (40 kmk)or more without keeping your foot on
the accelerator. This can really help on long trips. Cruise
control does notwork at speeds below about25 mph
(40 W h ) .
When you apply your brakes, or the clutch pedalyou
if
have a manual transaxle, the cruise control shuts
off.
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1. Move the cruise control switch toON.
2. Get up to the speed you want.
Cruise control can be dangerous where you
can’t drive safely at a steady speed. So,
don’t use your cruise control on winding
roads or in heavy traffic.
Cruise control can be dangerous on
slippery roads. On such roads, fast changes
in tiretraction can cause needless wheel
spinning, and you could lose control. Don’t
use cruise control on slippery roads.
Setting Cruise Control
3. Push the SET button at the endof the lever and
release it.
If you leaveyour cruise control switch on when
you’re not usingcruise, you might hit a button
and go into cruise when you don’twant to. You
could bestartled andeven lose control. Keep
the
cruise control switch off until you want to use it.
4. Take your footoff the accelerator pedal.
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Resuming a Set Speed
Suppose you set your cruise control at
a desired speed
and then you apply the brake or clutch pedal. This,
of
course, shutsoff 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 move the cruise control switch from
ON to RIA for about a half second.
You’ll go right back up to your chosen speed and
stay there.
If you hold the switch atR/A longer than a half second,
the vehicle will keep going faster until you release the
switch or apply the brake or clutch pedal.
So unless you
at
want togo faster, don’t hold the switch WA.
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
There are two ways togo to a higher speed:
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Use the accelerator pedal toget to a higher speed.
Push the SET button at the endof the lever, then
release the button and the accelerator pedal. You’ll
now cruise at the higher speed.
Move the cruise control switchfrom ON to WA.
Hold it there until you get up the
to speed you want,
and then releasethe switch. To increase your speed
in very small amounts, move the switch to
R/A for
less than a half a second and then release
it. Each
time you do this, your vehicle will go about
1 mph
(1.6 km/h) faster.
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
There are two ways to reduce your speed while using
cruise control:
Push in the button at the endof the lever until you
reach the lower speed you want, then release it.
To slow down in very small amounts, push the
button for less than half a second. Each time you do
this, you’ll go about1 mph (1.6 km/h) slower.
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Passing Another Vehicle WhileUsing Cruise Control
Ending Cruise Control
Use the accelerator pedalto increase your speed. When
you take your footoff the pedal, your vehicle will slow
down to the cruise control speed you set earlier.
There are several ways to turn off the cruise control:
Step lightly on the brake pedal, or push the clutch
pedal, if you have a manual transaxle,
OR
Using Cruise Control on Hills
Move the cruise switch to OFF.
How well your cruise control will work on hills depends Erasing CruiseSpeed Memory
upon your speed, load and the steepness
of the hills.
When you turn off the cruise control or the ignition,
When going upsteep hills, you may have to step on the
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accelerator pedal to maintain your speed. When going your cruise control set speed memory
downhill, you may have to brake or shift to a lower gear
to keep your speed down.Of course, applying the brake
or clutch pedal takes
you out of cruise control. Many
drivers find thistoo much trouble and don’t usecruise
control on steep hills.
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Exterior Lamps
Headlamps
This position will turn on the following:
Headlamps
Parking Lamps
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Sidemarker Lamps
Taillamps
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Instrument Panel Lights
Turn the band to the right all the way to turn the
lamps off.
Lamps On Reminder
The band on the turn signal/multifunction lever controls
your vehicle’s lamps.
Parking Lamps
PC This position will turn on the following:
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Parking Lamps
SidemarkerLamps
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Taillamps
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Instrument Panel Lights
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If you open the driver’s door with the ignition off and
the lamps on,you will hear a warning chime.
Daytime Running Lamps(If Equipped)
Daytime Running Lamps(Dm)can make it easier for
others tosee the front of your vehicle during the day.
DRL can be helpful in many different driving
conditions, butthey can be especially helpful in the
short periods after dawn and beforesunset.
The DRLsystem will make your high-beam headlamps
come on at reduced brightness in daylight when:
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The ignition is on with the engine running,
The headlamp switch is OFF,
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The parking brake is released and
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The transaxle is not in PARK (P) on models with an
automatic transaxle.
This indicator light on your
instrument panel comes on
when the DRL are on.
A flashing DRL telltale indicates a possible burned out
headlamp, or that the vehicle may need service to repair
a stuck DRL relay.
When the DRL are on, only your high-beam headlamps
will be on at reduced brightness. The taillamps,
sidemarker and other lamps won’t be on. Your
instrument panel won’t be lit up either.
When you turn on the headlamp switch, your high-beam
headlamps will go out, and your headlamps will come
on. Theother lamps that come on with your headlamps
will also come on.
When you turn off the headlamp switch, the regular
lamps will go off, and your high-beam headlamps will
come on at reduced brightness.
To idle your vehicle with the DRL off, set the parking
brake. The DRL will stay off until you release the
parking brake.
As with any vehicle, you should turn on the regular
headlamp system when you need it.
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Fog Lamps (If Equipped)
The switch for your fog lamps is next to the instrument
panel intensity control.
Push the top of the switch to turn the fog lamps on. Push
the bottom of the switch to turn the fog lamps off.
When using fog lamps, the parking lamps or low-beam
headlamps must be on.
Fog lamps will go off whenever the high-beam
headlamps come on. When the high-beam headlamps
go off, the fog lamps will come on again.
Use your fog lamps for bettervision in foggy or
misty conditions.
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Interior Lamps
Illuminated Entry
Instrument Panel Intensity Control
When you open either frontdoor, or open a rear door,
the lamps inside your vehiclewill go on. These lamps
will fade off after about40 seconds, or when the ignition
is turned on after all the doors have been closed.
If the ignition hasbeen off for less than two minutes,
the lamps inside your vehiclewill stay on for about
15 seconds to providean illuminated exitwhen you
remove the key from the ignition.
After you exit the vehicle and all of the doors havebeen
closed, the lampswill stay on foran additional four
seconds before fadingoff. These lamps will also go on
when you press the LOCK or UNLOCK button on the
optional keyless entrytransmitter.
You can brighten or dim the instrument panel lights by
turning the dial up or down.
Turn the dial up all the way to turn on the interior
courtesy lamps.
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Front Reading Lamps (IfEquipped)
Battery Saver
Your vehicle is equipped with a battery saver feature
designed to protect your vehicle’s battery.
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When any interior lamp (trunk, reading, dome, glove
box, etc.) is left on and the ignition is turned off, the
battery rundown protection system will automatically
turn the lamp off after 20 minutes. This will avoid
draining the battery. This system does not protect
against leaving on the headlamps.
To reactivate the interior lamps, either:
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The ignition must be turned on,
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The activated lamp switch must be turned off, then
on, OR
A front door must be opened.
These lamps are located on the rearview mirror. Turn
each one on and off by pressing its switch.
Map Lamps(If Equipped)
These lamps are located forward of the dome lamp. To
turn the lamps on, press the switch. Press the switch
again to turn them off.
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The battery rundown protection feature will also be
activated when any door is left open.
Mirrors
Inside Daymight Rearview Mirror
Manual Remote Control Mirror
The outside rearview mirror
should be adjusted so you
can just see the sideof
your vehicle when you are
sitting in a comfortable
driving position.
Adjust the driver’s side outsidemirror with the control
lever on the driver’s door.
To reduce glare from lampsbehind you, move the lever
toward you to the night position.
To adjust yourpassenger’s side mirror, sit in the driver’s
seat and have a passenger adjustthe mirror for you.
The mirror is a spring-loaded breakaway design.
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Power Remote Control Mirrors
(If Equipped)
The mirror controlis
located on the driver’s
door. Rotate the control to
the right or to the left to
choose themirror you want
to adjust.
Then move thecontrol in the direction you want the
mirror to move. Adjust each
mirror so you can just see
the sideof your vehicle when you are sitting ain
comfortable driving position.
The mirror is a spring-loaded breakaway design.
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Convex Outside Mirror
Your passenger’s side mirror is convex, A convex
mirror’s surface is curved so you can see more from the
driver’s seat.
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CA ‘TION:
A convex mirror can make things (like other
vehicles) look farther away than they really are.
If you cut too sharply into the right lane, you
could hit a vehicle on your right. Check your
inside mirror or glance over your shoulder before
changing lanes.
Storage Compartments
Center Console Cupholders
Center Console Storage Area
Open the center consolelid all the way to uncover the
front and rear cupholders. There is also
a cupholder at
the front of the console.
Convenience Net (If Equipped)
Your vehicle may havea convenience net.You’ll see it
just inside the backwall of the trunk. Put small loads,
like grocery bags, behind the net. It can help keep them
from falling over during sharpturns or quick startsand
stops. Unclipa corner of the convenience net to fit
larger objects behind the net,then re-clip it to secure
them inplace.
The net isn’t for larger, heavier loads. Store them in
the
trunk as far forward as you can.
You can unhook the net so that it will lie flatwhen
you’re not using it.
To open the center console, pull the lift lever up and the
lid back.
To close the center console, push thelid down until
it clicks.
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Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
To use the lighter, just push it in all the way and let go.
When it’s ready, it will pop back out by itself.
I NOTICE:
Don’t hold acigarette lighter in with your hand
while it is heating. If you do,it won’t be able to
back awayfrom the heating element when it’s
ready. That can makeit overheat, damaging the
lighter and the heating element.
To clean the front ashtray, push down on the snuffer
plate, lift the ashtray out then empty it.
To clean the rear ashtray, open it, push down on the
snuffer, and pull it out.
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Don’t put papers and otherthings that burninto
your ashtrays. If you do, cigarettes or other
smoking materials could set them on fire,
causing damage.
Sun Visors
To block out glare, you can swing down the visors. You
can also swing them to the side.
Sunroof (If Equipped)
Press and release the rear
of
the switch and the glass
panel will open to the
vent position.
Convertible Top (If Equipped)
The following steps explain the proper operation
of your
convertible top.
NOTICE:
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Open the sunshade by hand when using the
vent position.
Press and release therear of the switch again to open the
of the
glass panel and the sunshade. Press the front
switch to stop the panel in any position.
Press and hold the front
of the switchto close the glass
panel. The sunshade can only be closed by hand.
The sunroof glass panel cannot be opened
or closed if
your vehicle has an electrical failure.
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Remove any itemsfrom the convertible top
storage area before you lowerthe top. Even
small items inthe storage area candamage
the top or other partsof the system.
Don’t raise or lower the convertible top
when the temperature is below 20°F
(-7°C). The cold can cause cracks and
other damage to the topas it is being
lowered or raised.
Don’t raise or lower the convertible top
while the vehicle is moving.The wind
could damage the top. Bring the vehicle
to a complete stop before attempting to
raise or lower the top. Always make sure
that the top is securelylatched before
driving the vehicle.
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Lowering Your Convertible Top
1. Set the parking brake and shift your automatic
transaxle to PARK (P) or your manual transaxle to
NEUTRAL (N).
2. Turn the ignition to RUN.
3. Lower the side door windows to avoid wear to
the weatherstrips.
4. Push the button in the latch handle and turn the
handle down to unhook thelatch pins from theholes
over the windshield.
5. Pull the latch handle rearward away from the
windshield and hold it until the convertible top is
fully lowered.
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Installing theBoot
6. Rotate the latch handleup to the locked position.
1. From inside the vehicle, pull the tab on the rear seat
to fold down the seat. See “Fold-Down Rear Seat”
in
the Index.
2. Open the trunk and remove both boot side covers.
Leave the trunk open.
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3. Install the boot side cover by inserting the tab (A) on 4. Attach the two snaps on the inside
flap of the side
the undersideof the cover intothe slot (B) at the top
cover tothe top of the quarter trim panel. Attach the
of the quarter trim panel. Place
the rear flap of the
front snap(E) fist and then the rear snap
(F).The
boot side cover inthe trunk lid opening, aligning the
rear snapis adjustable for ease of installation.
eyelet (C) over the boot snapball stud (D).
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5. Pull the boot center cover from behind the rear
seatback and place it over the inner sides of the boot
side covers and the lowered top.
6. Go to the rear of the vehicle. Place the boot center
cover along the trunk lid opening. Align one snap on
the corner of the boot to the ball stud and push
forward. Repeat for other snap.
7. Close the trunk lid.
8. Raise the rear seatback to the up position. Push the
seat back to make sure itis latched.
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Removing the Boot
1. Set the parking brake andshift your automatic
transaxle to PARK (P) or your manual transaxle to
NEUTRAL (N).
2. Open the trunk and leave it open.
3. From inside the vehicle, fold down the rear seatback.
See “Fold-Down Rear Seat” in the Index.
seatback hinge.
5. Unsnap both boot side cover snaps(E and F) from
the side of the quarter trim panel.
6. Lift the side cover eyelet (C) at the rear
of the side
(D). Raise the
boot cover from the snap ball stud
back of the boot side cover to unhook the (A)
tab
from the slot(B) in the quarter trim panel.
Do the
same on the other side.
7. Store both boot side covers inthe trunk.
8. Close the trunk.
9. Raise the rear seatback to the up position. Push the seat
back to make sure it is latched. Ensure that the rear
seatbelts do not become trapped behind the rear seats.
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Raising the ConvertibleTop
1. Set the parking brake and shift your automatic
transaxle to PARK (P) or your manual transaxle to
NEUTRAL (N).
2. Turn the ignition to RUN.
4. Push the button in the latch handle and rotate the
handle down.
5. Push the handle forward toward the windshield and
hold it until the convertible top is fully raised, and
the latch pins are all the way in the holes above
the windshield.
3. Lower the door windows to avoid wear to
the weatherstrips.
6. Turn the latch handle up to lock the top. Be sure the
top is securely latched on both sides.
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Lowering the Top Manually
NOTICE:
Do not attempt to lower the top manually as
damage to the vehicle will occur.
If the top fails to
raise or lower completely, see “Raising the Top
Manually” following.
1. Set the parking brake and shift your automatic
transaxle toPARK (P) or your manual transaxle to
NEUTRAL (N). Turn the engineoff.
2. Push the button in the latch handle and rotate the
handle down.
3. Open the trunk.
Raising the Top Manually
If your vehicle loses power, or something
else happens
that prevents you from raising
the top electrically, you
This will allow you
may need to raise the top manually.
to safely drive the vehicle until you can get the top
repaired. Raising the convertible top manually should
only be donein an emergency and requires two people.
Before you do these steps, check to make sure that the
bypass switch in the trunk is switched up to the
NORMAL OPERATION position.If it is not, switch it
to the NORMAL OPERATION position and seeif the
power top works.
Convertible Bypass Switch
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4. Press the bypass switch downto the EMERGENCY
OVERRIDE position. The switch is located under
the shelf panelon the driver’s side in the trunk.
5 . Remove the top bootas described in Steps1 through
9 in “Removing the Boot” earlier in this section.
6. Lower the door windows completely.If the power
windows do not work, leave the doors open.
7. Position one person on eachside of the vehicle.
of
Carefully liftthe top by grasping the front corners
the top, not the linkage.
NOTICE:
Do not attempt to force the top up if it does not
move freely. The top
or its linkage can be
damaged. Make sure both sides are being lifted
together to avoid twisting. See your dealer if you
still can’t move the top easily.
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8. Raise the top until it is all the way up. Line up the
top so the pins are even with the holes.
9. Pull down on the top and rotate the latch handleup
to lock the convertible top. Be sure the top is
latched securely on both sides.
10. Press the bypass switch up to the NORMAL
OPERATION position.
11. Close the trunk.
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Your instrument panel is designed to let you knowa glance
at
how your vehicleis running. You’ll know how fast
you’re going,how much fuel isleft in the tank, and many other things you’ll need to drive safely and economically,
The main components of your instrument panel are:
1. Instrument Panel Intensity Control
7. Climate Controls and Rear Window Defogger
2. Turn SignaVMultifunction Lever
8. Ashtray
3.
4.
5.
6.
Hazard Warning Flashers Switch
IgnitionSwitch
9. Parking Brake Lever
10. Tilt Steering Wheel Lever(If Equipped)
Windshield Wiperwasher Controls
11. Hood Release Lever
AudioSystem
12. Fuse Panel
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Instrument Panel Clusters
Standard Cluster
Your vehicle is equipped with one of these instrument panel clusters, which include indicatorwarning lights and
gages that are explained on the following pages. Be sure to read about those that apply to the instrument panel cluster
for yourvehicle.
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P R N D 3 2 1
APPLY BRAKETO
SHIFT FROMPARK
Optional Cluster
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Speedometer and Odometer
Trip Odometer (If Equipped)
Your speedometer lets you see your speed in both miles
(km/h). Your
per hour (mph) and kilometers per hour
odometer showshow far your vehicle has been driven,
in either miles (used
in the United States)or kilometers
(used in Canada).
The trip odometer can tell
you how far your vehicle
has been driven since you last reset the trip odometer
to zero.
You may wonder what happens if your vehicle needs a
new odometer installed.
Your vehicle may be equipped with either a mechanical
or digital trip odometer.The reset button is located near
the odometer.
On a digital odometer, you
can press the button to
alternate between the season odometer and
the trip
odometer. To reset the trip odometer, press and hold
the reset buttonfor one to two seconds.
If the new one can beset to the mileage totalof the
old odometer, thenit must be. Butif it can’t, then it’s set
at zero and a label must be put the
on driver’s door to
new odometer
show the old mileage reading when the
To reset the trip odometer on a mechanical odometer,
was installed.
just press the reset button.
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I’achometer (If Equipped)
The tachometer displaysthe
engine speedin revolutions
per minute (rpm).
Warning lights and gages can signal that something
is
wrong beforeit becomes serious enough to cause an
expensive repairor replacement. Paying attentionto
your warning lights and gages couldalso save you or
others from injury.
Warning lights come on when there may beisora
problem with one of your vehicle’s functions.As you
will see in the details on the next few pages, some
warning lights come on briefly when you start the
engine just to let you know they’re working.If you are
familiar with this section, you should not be alarmed
when this happens.
I NOTICE:
Gages can indicate when there may
be or isa problem
with one of your vehicle’s functions. Often gages and
warning lights work together tolet you know when
there’s a problem with your vehicle.
Do not operate the engine with the tachometer in
When one of the warning lights comes on and stays on
the red area, or engine damage may occur.
when you are driving, or when
one of the gages shows
there may be a problem, check the section that tells you
what to do about it. Please follow this manual’s advice.
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
-- and even
Waiting to do repairs can be costly
This part describes the warning lights and gages that
dangerous. So please get to know your warning lights
may be on your vehicle.The pictures will help you
and gages. They’re a big help.
locate them.
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Safety Belt Reminder Light
Air Bag Readiness Light
When the key is turned to RUN or START, a chime will
There is an air bag readiness light
on the instrument
panel, which showsAIR BAG. The system checks the
air bag’s electrical systemfor malfunctions. The light
tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system
check includes the air bag sensor, the air bag modules,
the wiring and the crash sensing and diagnostic module.
“Air
For more information on the air bag system, see
Bag” in the Index.
come onfor about eight seconds to remind people
to
fasten their safety belts, unless the driver’s safety isbelt
already buckled.
The safety belt light will
also come on and stay on
for about 20 seconds,
then it will flash for about
55 seconds.
If the driver’s belt is already buckled, neither the chime
nor the light will come on.
AIR
BAG
This light will come on
when you start your engine,
and it will flash for a few
seconds. Then the light
should go out. This means
the system is ready.
If the air bag readiness light stays on after you start
the
engine or comes on when you are driving, your air bag
system may not work properly. Have your vehicle
serviced right away.
The air bag readiness light should flash
for a few
seconds when you turn the ignition keyRUN.
to If the
light doesn’t comeon then, haveit fixed so it will be
ready to warn you if there is a problem.
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Charging System Light
The charging system light
will come on briefly when
you turn on the ignition,
and the engine is not
running, as a check to show
you it is working.
Then it should go out when the engineis started.
If it stays on, or comes on while you are driving,
you may have a problem with the electrical charging
system. It could indicate that you have
a loose generator
drive belt, or another electrical problem. Have
it
checked right away. Driving while this
light is on could
drain your battery.
If you must drive a short distance with the light on, be
certain to turnoff all your accessories, such as the radio
and air conditioner.
Brake System Warning Light
Your vehicle’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 comeson, there is a brake problem.
Have your brake system inspected right away.
This light should come
on briefly when youturn
BRAKE
the ignition key toRUN. If
it doesn’t come on then,
have it fixedso it will be
ready to warn you if there’s
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a problem.
If the light comes on while you are driving, off
pullthe
road and stop carefully.You may notice thatthe pedal is
harder to push. Or, the pedal maygo closer to the floor.
It may take longer to stop.If the lightis still on, have the
vehicle towed for service. (See “Towing Your Vehicle”
in the Index.)
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Anti-Lock BrakeSystem Warning Light
I
Your brake system maynot be working properly
if the brake system warning light is on. Driving
with the brake system warning light
on can lead
to an accident.If the light is still on after you’ve
pulled off the road and stopped carefully, have
the vehicle towed for service.
When the ignition is on, the brake system warning light
will also come on when you set your parking brake. The
light will stay on if your parking brake doesn’t release
fully. If it stays on after your parking brake is fully
released, it means you have a brake problem.
With the anti-lock brake
system, this light will come
on when you start your
engine and it will stay
on forthree seconds.
That’s normal.
If the light stays on, turn the ignition to OFF. Or, if the
light comes on when you’re driving, stop as soon 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 vehicle needs
service. If the regular brake system warning light isn’t
on, you still have brakes, but you don’t have anti-lock
brakes. If the regular brake system warning light is also
on, you don’t have anti-lock brakes and there’s a
problem with your regular brakes. See “Brake System
Warning Light’’ earlier in this section.
The anti-lock brake system warning light should come
on briefly when you turnthe ignition key to RUN. If the
light doesn’t come on then, have it fixed so it will be
ready to warn you if there is a problem.
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Enhanced Traction System Warning Light
(If Equipped)
ETS
OFF
With the Enhanced Traction
System (ETS), this warning
light should come onbriefly
as you start the engine.
The Enhanced Traction System warning light may come
on forthe following reasons:
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If you turn the system off by moving the shift lever
to FIRST (1) or SECOND (2), the warning light will
come on and stay on. To turn the system back on,
move the shift lever back to a position other than
FIRST (1) or SECOND (2). The warning light
should go off. (See “Enhanced Traction System” in
the Index for more information.)
a The warning light will come on when you set your
parking brake with the engine running, and it will
stay on if your parking brake doesn’t release fully.
If the transaxle shift lever is in any position other
than FIRST (1) or SECOND (2) and the warning
light stays on after your parking brake is fully
released, it means there’s a problem with the system.
If the warning light doesn’t come onthen, have it fixed
so it will be ready to warn you if there’s a problem.
If the warning light stays on, or comes on when you’re
driving, there may be a problem with your Enhanced
Traction System and your vehicle may need service.
When this warning light is on, the system will not limit
wheel spin. Adjust your driving accordingly.
0
If the traction control system is affected by an
engine-related problem, the system will turn off and
the warning light will come on.
If the Enhanced Traction System warning light comes
on and stays on for an extended period of time when
the transaxle shift lever is in any position other than
FIRST (1) or SECOND ( 2 )your vehicle needs service.
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Enhanced Traction System Active Light
LOW
TRAC
When your Enhanced
Traction System is limiting
wheel spin, this light will
come on.
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
9H
TEMP
if the Enhanced
Slippery road conditions may exist
so adjust your
Traction System active light comes on,
driving accordingly.
The light will stay on
for a few seconds afterthe
Enhanced Traction Systemstops limiting wheel spin.
The Enhanced Traction System active light also comes
If the
on briefly when youturn the ignition key to RUN.
it fixed so it will be
light doesn’t come on then, have
there to tell you when the system is active.
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Your vehicle is equipped with one of these gages.
With the ignition inRUN,this gage showsthe 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
off the engine as soon
road, stop your vehicle and turn
as possible.
In “Problems on the Road,” this manual shows what to
do. See “Engine Overheating” in the Index.
Low Coolant Warning Light
If this light comes on and
stays on, your systemis low
on coolant and the engine
may overheat.
See “Engine Coolant” inthe Index and have your
vehicle servicedas soon as you can.
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
(Check Engine Light)
CHECK
Your vehicle is equipped
with a computer which
monitors operationof the
fuel, ignition and emission
control systems.
This system is calledOBD I1 (On-Board
Diagnostics-Second Generation) and is intended to
assure that emissions are at acceptable levels
for
the life of the vehicle, helping to produce a cleaner
environment. The CHECK ENGINE light comeson to
indicate that there is a problem and service is required.
Malfunctions often will be indicated by the system
before any problem is apparent. This may prevent more
serious damage to your vehicle. This system is also
designed to assist your service technician in correctly
diagnosing any malfunction.
NOTICE:
If you keep driving your vehicle with this light
on, after a while, your emission controls
may not
work as well, your fuel economy may not be
as
good and your engine may not run
as smoothly.
This could lead to costly repairs that may not be
covered by your warranty.
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This light should come
on, as a check to show you it is If the LightIs Flashing
working, when the ignition is on and the engine
is not
The followingmay prevent more serious damage to
running. If the light doesn’t comeon, have it repaired.
your vehicle:
This light will also come on during a malfunction in one
Reducing vehicle speed.
of two ways:
0 Avoidinghardaccelerations.
0 Light Flashing-- A misfire condition has been
detected. A misfire increases vehicle emissions and
0 Avoiding steep uphill grades.
on your
may damage the emission control system
If you are towing a trailer, reduce the amountof
vehicle. Dealer or qualified service center diagnosis
cargo being hauled as soon as
it is possible.
and servicemay be required.
If the light stops flashing and remains
on steady, see“If
0 Light On Steady-- An emission control system
the
Light
Is
On
Steady”
following.
malfunction has been detectedon your vehicle.
Dealer or qualified service center diagnosis and
it is safe to doso,
If the light continues to flash, when
service may be required.
stop the vehicle. Find a safe place to park your vehicle.
Turn the keyoff, wait at least10 seconds and restart the
engine. If the light remains on steady, see
“If the Light
Is On Steady” following. Ifthe light is still flashing,
follow the previous steps, and drive the vehicle to your
dealer or qualified service center
for service.
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If the LightIs On Steady
You may be able to correct the emission system
malfunction by consideringthe following:
Did you recently putfuel into your vehicle?
If so, reinstall the fuel cap, making sure to fully install
the cap. The diagnostic system can determineif the fuel
cap has been left off or improperly installed.A loose or
missing fuel cap will allow
fuel to evaporateinto the
cap properly
atmosphere. A few driving trips with the
installed should turn the light
off.
Did youjust drive througha deep puddleof water?
If so, your electrical system may be wet. The condition
will usually be corrected when the
electrical system
dries out.A few driving trips should turn the light off.
Have you recently changed brands
of fuel?
If so, be sure to fuel your vehicle with quality
fuel (see
“Fuel” in the Index). Poorfuel quality will cause your
You may
engine not to run as efficiently as designed.
notice this as stalling after start-up, stalling when you
put the vehicle into gear, misfiring, hesitation on
acceleration or stumbling on acceleration. (These
conditions may go away once the engine is warmed up.)
This will be detected by the system and cause the light
to turn on.
If you experience one or moreof these conditions,
change thefuel brand you use. It will require at least one
full tank of the proper fuel toturn the light off.
If none of the above steps have made
the light turn off,
have your dealeror qualified service center check
the
vehicle. Your dealer has the proper test equipment and
diagnostic tools tofix any mechanical or electrical
problems that may have developed.
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Oil Pressure Light
If you have a low engine oil
pressure problem, this light
will stay on after you start
your engine, orcome on
when you are driving. This
indicates that your engine is
not receiving enough oil.
Don’t keep driving if the oil pressure is low. If
you do, your engine can become so hot that it
catches fire.You or others could be burned.
Check your oil as soon as possible and have your
vehicle serviced.
The engine could be low on oil, or could have some
other oil problem. Have
it fixed immediately.
The oil light could also come on in three
other situations:
0
When the ignition is on but the engine is not running,
the light will come on as a test to show you it is
working, but the light will go out when you turn
the
ignition to START. If it doesn’t come on with the
ignition on, you may have a problem with the
fuse or
bulb. Have it fixed right away.
0
If you’re idling ata stop sign, the light
may blink on
and then off.
0
If you make a hard stop,
the light may come onfor a
moment. This is normal.
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NOTICE:
Damage to your engine from neglected oil
problems can be costlyand is not covered by
your warranty.
Passlock Warning Light
THEFT
SYSTEM
Up Shift Light (Manual Transaxle)
This light willcome on
when you turn the key
toward the START position.
This light comeson when
you need to shift to the next
higher gear. See “Manual
Transaxle” inthe Index.
SHIFT
If the light flashes, the Passlock system has entered a
tamper mode. If the vehicle fails to start, see “Passlock”
in the Index.
If the light comes on continuously while driving and
stays on, there may be a problem with the Passlock
system. Your vehicle will not be protected
by Passlock,
and you should see your dealer.
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When the indicator nearsE (EMPTY), you still have a
little fuel left, but you should get more soon.
Check Gages Light
CHECK
GAGES
This light will come on
brieflywhen you are
starting the engine.
Here are four things thatsome owners ask about. None
of these show a problem with your fuel gage:
0
At the service station, the gas pump shuts
off before
the gage readsF (FULL).
0
It takes alittle more orless fuel tofill up than the
gage indicated.For example, the gagemay have
indicated the tank was half
full, but it actually took a
little moreor less than halfthe tank’s capacityto fill
the tank.
0
The gage moves a little when you turn a comer
or
speed up.
The gage doesn’t go back E
to(EMPTY) when you
turn off the ignition.
If the light comes on and stays on while
you are driving,
check your various gages to see if they are in the
warning zones or if you
are low onfuel.
:age
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ID
r
When the ignition ison,
your fuel gage tells you
about how muchfuel you
have left.
0
For yourfuel tank capacity,see “Capacities and
Specifications” in the Index.
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NOTES
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0Section 3
Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
In this section, you’ll find out how to operate the comfort control and audio systems offered with your vehicle. Be
sure to read about the particular systems supplied with your vehicle.
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Comfort Controls
Air Conditioning (If Equipped)
Heating
Ventilation System
Defogging and Defrosting
Rear Window Defogger (If Equipped)
Audio Systems
Setting the Clockfor Systems without
Automatic Tone Control
Setting the Clockfor Systems with
Automatic Tone Control
AM-FM Stereo
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AM-FM Stereo With Cassette Tape Player
(If Equipped)
AM-FM Stereo With Cassette Tape Player and
Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
AM-FM Stereo With Compact Disc Player
and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
Theft-Deterrent Feature (If Equipped)
Understanding Radio Reception
Tips About Your Audio System
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
Care of Your Compact Discs
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
Fixed Mast Antenna
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Comfort Controls
Fan Knob
This section tells you how to make your air system work The left knob selects the forceof air you want.Turn the
for you. The optional climate control system with air
and to the left to
knob to the right to increase fan speed
conditioning uses ozone-friendly R- 134a refrigerant.
decrease fan speed.To turn the fan off, turn the mode
knob all the wayto the left toOFF. In any other setting,
With these systems,you can control the ventilation
the fan will run continuously.
and heating in your vehicle.Your vehicle also has the
flow-through ventilation system described later in
Temperature Knob
this section.
The center knob changes the temperature
of the air
Standard Climate Control System
coming through the system. Turn this knob toward red
(to the right) for warmer air. Turn
it toward blue (to the
left) for cooler air.
Mode Knob
The right knob has several settings
to control the
direction of airflow. For each setting, set the temperature
to a comfortable setting.
+e
# VENT This setting brings in outside air and
directs it through the middle instrument panel outlets.
+e
’+
BI-LEVEL: This setting brings in outside air and
directs it two ways. Some air is directed through the
instrument panel outlets. Mostof the air is directed
through the floor ducts and a little the
to defrost and side
window vents.
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FLOOR: This setting sends mostof the air
through the ducts near the floor.
The rest comes outof
the defroster and side window vents.
w.
+#
DEFOG: This setting allows halfof the air to
go to thefloor ducts and half tothe defroster andside
window vents.
DEFROST: This setting directs mostof the air
through the defroster andside window vents. Some of
the air goes to the floorducts.
Climate Control System with Air
Conditioning (If Equipped)
Fan Knob
The left knob selects theforce of air you want.Turn the
knob to the right to increasefan speed and to the left to
decrease fan speed. To turn the fan off, turn the mode
knob all the way tothe left to OFF.In any other setting,
the fan will run continuously. Thefan must be on to run
the air conditioning compressor.
Temperature Knob
The center knob changes the temperatureof the air
coming throughthe system. Turn thisknob toward red
(to the right) for warmer air. Turnit toward blue (to
the left)for cooler air.
Mode Knob
The rightknob has several settings to control the
direction of airflow. For each setting,set the temperature
to a comfortable setting.
MAX: This setting recirculates muchof the air
inside your vehicle and sends it through
the instrument
panel outlets.The air conditioning compressor will run
automatically in this setting when isitneeded to help
cool the air inthe vehicle.
0
3-3
-0
/J VENT This setting brings in outside air and
directs it through the instrument panel.
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+fl
BI-LEVEL: This setting brings in outside air and
directs it two ways. Some air isdirected through the
instrument panel outlets. Most of the air is directed
through the floor ducts and a little to the defrost and side
window vents.
+#
e
FLOOR: This setting sends most of the air
glow when the air conditioning compressor is running.
You don’t have to press the button to run the compressor
in MAX or DEFROST.
Air Conditioning(If Equipped)
On very hot days, open the windows long enough
to lethot, inside air escape. This reduces the time it
takes for your vehicle to cool down, which should help
fuel economy.
through the ducts near the floor. The rest comes out of
the defroster and side window vents.
For quick cool-down on very hot days, use MAX with
the temperature knob all the way in the blue area. If this
setting is used for long periods of time, the air in your
vehicle may become too dry.
go to the floor ducts and half to the defroster and side
window vents.
For normal cooling on hot days, use VENT with the
temperature knob in the blue area and the A/C button
pushed in. The system will bring in outside air and
cool it.
we DEFOG: This
+
’
setting allows half of the air to
DEFROST: This setting directs most of the air
through the defroster and side window vents. Some of
the airgoes to the floor ducts. The air conditioning
compressor will run automatically in this setting when it
is needed to help dry the air in the vehicle.
Air ConditioningCompressor Button
Press the N C button to operate the air conditioner
compressor. The indicator light above the button will
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On cool, but sunny days, the sun may warm your upper
body, but your lower body may not be warm enough.
You can use BI-LEVEL with the temperature knob in
the middle and the N C button pushed in. The system
will bring in outside air and direct slightly warmer air to
your lower body. You may notice this temperature
difference more at some times than others.
Heating
On cold days, use FLOOR with the temperature knob all
the way in the red area.The system will bring in outside
air, heat it and send it to the floor ducts.
Your vehicle has heat ducts that are directed toward
the rear seat. Keep the area underthe front seats clear
of obstructions so the heated air can reachthe rear
seat passengers.
If your vehicle has an engine coolant heater, you can use
it to help your system provide warm air faster when it’s
or lower). An engine coolant
cold outside (0°F (-18°C)
Ventilation Tips
heater warms the coolant your
engine and heating
system use to provide heat.See “Engine Coolant
Keep the hood and front air inlet free of ice, snow or
Heater” in the Index.
any other obstruction, such as
leaves. The heater and
defroster will workfar better, reducing the chance
of
Ventilation System
fogging the inside of your windows.
For mild outside temperatures when little heating
or
When you enter a vehicle in cold weather, adjustthe
cooling is needed, use VENT to direct outside air
mode knob toFLOOR and the fan to the highest
through your vehicle. Your vehicle also hasthe
speed for a few moments before drivingoff. This
flow-through ventilation system described
later in
helps clear the intake ducts
of snow and moisture
this section.
and reduces the chanceof fogging the insideof
your windows.
Your vehicle’s flow-through ventilation system supplies
outside air into the vehicle whenit is moving. Outside
Keep the air path under the front seats clearof
air will also enter the vehicle when
the air conditioning
objects. This helps air circulate throughout
fan is running.
your vehicle.
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Defogging and Defrosting
Rear Window Defogger (If Equipped)
Your system has two settingsfor clearing the front and
side windows.To defrost the windows quickly, use
the way in the
DEFROST with the temperature knob all
red area. To warm passengers while keeping the
windows clean, use DEFOG.
To defog the side windows, set the right control to
BI-LEVEL and the fan control to the highest setting.
To defog the side windows while using
the air
conditioner, set the right control to BI-LEVEL, the fan
control to the highest setting, and press the
A/C button.
For both systems, aim theside vents toward theside
windows. For increased airflow to the side vents, close
the centervents.
The rear window defogger
uses a warming grid
to remove fog from the
rear window.
Press the button to turn
the defoggeron. It will
turn itself off after about
10 minutes.
If you turn it on again, the defogger will only for
run
about five minutes before turning off.You can also turn
it off by pressing the button again.
Do not attach a temporary vehicle license across the
defogger grid on the rear window.
I NOTICE:
Don’t use a razor blade or anything else sharp on
the insideof the rear window.If you do, you
could cut or damage the warming grid, and the
repairs wouldn’t be covered by
your warranty.
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Audio Systems
AM-FM Stereo
Your Delco Electronics audiosystem has been designed
to operate easily andgive years of listening pleasure.
You will get the most enjoyment out
of it if you acquaint
yourself with it first. Findout what your Delco
Electronics systemcan do and how to operate allits
controls, to be sure you’re getting
the most out of the
advanced engineering that went
into it.
Setting the Clock for Systems without
Automatic Tone Control
Press SET. SET will appear onthe display for five
seconds. Withinfive seconds, press and holdthe right
arrow on the SEEK button until the
correct minute
appears. Press and hold the
left arrow on the SEEK
button untilthe correct hour appears.
Setting the Clock for Systems with
Automatic Tone Control
Press and holdHR until the correct hour appears. Press
and holdMN until the correct minute appears.
Playing the Radio
VOLUME: This knob turns the systemon and off and
controls the volume. To increase volume and turnthe
radio on, turn the knob to the right. Turnit to theleft to
decrease volume andturn the radiooff.
RECALL: Display the time with the ignition off by
pressing the RECALL knob. When the radiois playing,
press this button to recallthe station frequency.
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Finding a Station
AM-FM: Press the lower knob to switch between
AM
and F M . The display shows your selection.
TUNE: Turn the lower knob to choose radio stations.
SEEK: Press the rightor left arrow to go to the next
higher or lower station and stay there.
5. Press and holdone of the four numbered buttons,
within five seconds. The sound will mute. When
it
returns, release the button. Wheneveryou press that
numbered button, the station you set will return.
6. Repeat the steps for each pushbutton.
In addition to the four stations already set, up to three
by pressing
more stations may be preset on each band
two adjoining buttons at the same time. Just:
SCAN: Press both SEEK arrows; SCAN will appear on
the display. UseSCAN to listen to stationsfor a few
1. Tune in the desired station.
seconds. The radio willgo to a station, stopfor a few
seconds, then go on to the next station.The radio will
2. Press SET. (SET will appear on the display.)
scan up or down the radio band, depending on the arrow 3. Press any two adjoining pushbuttons at the same time,
you pressed first. Press both SEEK arrows or the upper
within five seconds. The sound will mute. When it
knob to stop scanning.
returns, releasethe buttons. Whenever you press the
PUSHBUTTONS: The four numbered pushbuttons let
same buttons, the station you set will retwn.
you return to your favorite stations.
You can set up to
4. Repeat the steps for each pairof pushbuttons.
14 stations (sevenAM and sevenFM). Just:
Setting the Tone
1. Turn the radio on.
2. Press AM-FM to select the band.
3. Tune in the desired station.
4. Press SET. (SET will appear onthe display.)
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BASS: Slide the leverup or down to increase or
decrease bass.
TREB: Slide the leverup or down to increase or
decrease treble.If a station is weak or noisy, you may
want to decrease the treble.
Adjusting the Speakers
BAL: Turn the control behind the upper knob to move
the sound tothe left or right speakers.The middle
position balances the sound between the speakers.
RECALL: Display the time withthe ignition off by
pressing theRECALL knob. When the radio is playing,
press this button to recall the station frequency.
Finding a Station
FADE: Turn the control behind the lower knob to move AM-FM: Press the lower knobto switch between AM,
the sound to thefront or rear speakers.The middle
FM1 and FM2. The display shows your selection.
position balancesthe sound between the speakers.
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player
(If Equipped)
TUNE: Turn the lower knob to choose radio stations.
SEEK: Press the rightor left arrow to go to the next
higher or lower station and stay there.
PUSHBUTTONS: The four numbered pushbuttons
let you return to your favorite stations.You can
set up to 2 1 stations (sevenAM, seven FM 1, and
seven FM2 ). Just:
1. Turn the radio on.
2. Press AM-FM to select the band.
3. Tune in the desired station.
4. Press SET. (SET will appear on the display.)
Playing the Radio
VOLUME: This knob turnsthe system on and off and
controls the volume. To increase volume andturn the
radio on, turn the knob tothe right. Turn it to the left to
decrease volume and turn the radio
off.
5. Press one of the four numbered buttons, within
five seconds. Whenever you press that numbered
button, the station you set will return.
6. Repeat the steps for each pushbutton.
In addition to the four stations already set, up to three TREB: Slide the lever up or down to increase or
more stations may be preset on each band by pressing decrease treble.If a stationis weak or noisy, you may
want to decrease the treble.
two adjoining buttons at the same time. Just:
1. Tune in the desired station.
2. Press SET. (SET will appear on the display.)
3. Press any two adjoining pushbuttonsat the same
time, within five seconds. The sound will mute.
When it returns, release the buttons. Whenever
you pressthe same buttons,the station you set
will return.
4. Repeat the steps for each pairof pushbuttons.
P.SCAN: Press both SEEK arrows andP.SCAN will
appear on the display. Use P.'SCAN to listen to ofeach
your preset stationsfor a few seconds. The radio will go
to the first preset station stored on your pushbuttons,
stop for a few seconds, thengo on to the next preset
it will not
station. (If a preset station has weak reception,
stop.) Press eitherSEEK arrow or the upper knob to
stop scanning.
Setting the Tone
BASS: Slide the lever up or down to increase or
decrease bass.
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Adjusting the Speakers
BAL: Turn the control behind
the upper knob to move
the sound to the left or right speakers. The middle
position balances the sound between the speakers.
FADE: Turn the control behind the lower knob to move
the sound to the front or rear speakers. The middle
position balances the sound between the speakers.
Playing a Cassette Tape
Your tape playeris built to work best with tapes thatare
30 to 45 minutes long on each side. Tapes longer than
in this player.
that are so thin they may not work well
If you hear nothingor hear just a garbled sound, it may
not bein squarely. Press EJECT to remove the tape and
start over.
While the tape is playing, use VOL,
the FADE, BAL,
BASS and TREB controls just as youdo for the radio.
Other controls may have different functions when a tape
show an arrow to show
is inserted. The display will
which sideof the tape is playing.
REV: Press the SEEK arrow pointing to the left and
the tape will reverse rapidly until
you press this button
3. Insert the adapter.
4. Within five seconds, press and hold the REV and
FWD buttons at the same time
for three seconds. The
tape symbolon the display willflash, showing that
the cut tape detection feature is no longer active.
The overide routine will remain active until
EJECT
is pressed.
again lightly.
FWD: Press the SEEK arrow pointing to the right and
the tape will rapidly advance until
you press this button
again lightly.
RECALL: Press this knob to hearthe other side of a
tape that is playing.
AM-FM Stereo with
EJECT Press this buttonto remove the tape. The radio
and Automatic Tone
will play. Ifyou leave a cassette tape inthe player while
listening tothe radio, it may become warm.
CLN: If this message appears onthe display, the
cassette tape player needs to be cleaned. It will still play
tapes, but you should clean it as soon as possible to
prevent damage to the tapes and player.
See “Care of
Your Cassette Tape Player” in the Index. After you clean
the player, press and hold EJECT
for five seconds to
reset the CLN indicator. The radio will display--- to
show the indicator was reset.
CD Adapter Kits
It is possibleto use a CD adapter kit with your cassette
tape player after activating the bypassfeature on your
tape player.
To activate the bypass feature, use the following steps:
1. Turn the ignition to RUN or ACCESSORY.
2. Turn the radio on.
CassetteTape Player
Control(If Equipped)
Playing the Radio
PWR-VOL: Press this knob to turn the system on and
off. To increase volume, turn the knob to the right.
Turn
it to the left todecrease volume. The knob is capableof
rotating continuously.
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RECALL: Press this button to recall the station being
played. If you press the button when the ignition is off,
the clock will show for a few seconds.
SCV: Your system has a feature called
Speed-Compensated-Volume (SCV). With SCV, your
audio system adjusts automatically to make up for road
and wind noise as you drive. Set thevolume at the
desired level. Move the control ring behind the upper
knob to the right to adjust the SCV. Then, as you drive,
SCV automatically increases the volume, as necessary,
to overcome noise at any particular speed. The volume
level should always sound the same to you as you drive.
If you don’t wantto use SCV, turn the control all the
way down. Each notch on thecontrol ring allows for
more volume compensation at faster vehicle speeds.
Finding a Station
AM-FM: Press this button to switch between AM, FMl
and FM2. The display shows your selection.
TUNE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to
choose radio stations. Push the knob back into its stored
position when you’re notusing it.
SEEK: Press the right or left arrow to go to the
next higher or lower station. The sound will mute
while seeking.
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SCAN: Press one of the SEEK arrows for two seconds,
and SCAN will appear in the display. Use SCAN to
listen to stations for a few seconds. The radio will go to
a station, stop for a few seconds, then go on to the next
station. Press SEEK again to stop scanning. The sound
will mute while scanning.
PUSHBUTTONS: The six numbered pushbuttons let
you return to your favorite stations. You can set up to
18 stations (six AM, six FM 1 and six FM2). Just:
1. Turn the radio on.
2. Press AM-FM to select the band.
3. Tune in the desired station.
4. Press AUTO TONE to select the equalization that
best suits the type of station selected.
5. Press and hold one of the sixnumbered buttons. The
sound will mute. When it returns, release the button.
Whenever you press that numbered button, the
station you set will return and the AUTO TONE
equalization that you selected will also be
automatically selected for that button.
6. Repeat the steps for each pushbutton.
P.SCAN: Press this buttonto listen to eachof your
favorite stations stored on your pushbuttons
for a few
seconds. The radio will scan through each
of the stations
stored on your pushbuttons, except those stations with
weak reception. The AUTO TONE setting storedfor
that pushbutton will be automatically chosen. Press
P.SCAN or one of the pushbuttons again tostop
scanning. P.SCAN will be displayed whenever the tuner
is in the P.SCAN mode.The channel number(Pl-P6)
will appear momentarilyjust before the frequency is
displayed. In FM mode, this function will scan through
both FM1 and FM2 preset stations andFMl or FM2 will
appear onthe display.
Setting theTone
BASS: Press this knob lightlyso it extends. Turn the
knob tothe right to increase bass and tothe left to
decrease bass. When you use thiscontrol, the radio’s
AUTO TONE setting will switch to manual and
the
AUTO TONE display will go blank.
TREB: Press this knob lightlyso it extends. Turn the
left to
knob tothe right to increase treble and to the
the radio’s
decrease treble. When you use this control,
AUTO TONE setting will switch to manual and the
If a station is weak
AUTO TONE display will go blank.
or noisy, you may wantto decrease the treble.
Push these knobs back into their stored positions when
you’re not using them.
AUTO TONE:This feature allowsyou to choose preset
bass and treble equalization settings designedfor
country/western, classical, news, rock, pop and
jazz
stations. C N will appear onthe display when youfirst
press AUTO TONE. Each time you pressit, another
setting will appear on the display. Press
it again after
JAZZ appears and the AUTO TONE display will
go
blank. Tone control will return to the BASS and TREB
knobs. Also,if you use the BASS and TREB knobs,
control will return to them and the AUTO TONE
display will go blank. Use PUSHBUTTONS to program
AUTO TONE.
Adjusting theSpeakers
BAL: Press this knob lightlyso it extends. Turn the
knob to the right for the right speakers and to left
the
for the left speakers.The middle position balancesthe
sound between the speakers.
FADE: Press this knob lightlyso it extends. Turnthe
knob tothe right to adjustthe sound to thefront
speakers and to theleft for the rear speakers.The middle
position balances the sound between
the speakers.
Push these knobs back into their stored positions when
you’re not using them.
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Playing a Cassette Tape
PREV (1): Press this buttonor the left SEEK arrow to
Your tape player is built to work best with tapes that are go to the previous selection on the tape if the current
selection has been playingfor less than eight seconds.If
30 to 45 minutes long on each side. Tapes longer than
the PREV button is pressed and the current selection has
that areso thin they may not work wellin this player.If
it will goto
a tapeis inserted whenthe ignition is on but the radio is been playing for more than eight seconds,
the beginning of the current selection.Your tape must
off, the tape will begin playing. A tape symbol
is shown
of silence between each
in the centerof the graphic display whenever a tape is have at least three seconds
selection for PREV or SEEK to work.
The tape direction
the tape symbol will be
inserted. When a tape is active,
SEEK
operation.
The
arrow
blinks
during
PREV
or
accompanied by a direction arrow.
sound will mute duringPREV or SEEK operation. Press
While the tape is playing, use the VOL, AUTO TONE, this button or oneof the SEEK arrows again to returnto
BAL, FADE, BASSand TREB controls just as you do
normal play.
for the radio. Other controls may have different
PROG (2): Press this button to play the other side
of
functions when a tape is inserted.The display will show
the tape.
the tape symbol and an arrow to show which side
of the
tape is playing.
NEXT (3): Press this button orthe right SEEK arrow to
go to the next selection on the tape.
If you hold the
If you hear nothingor hear just a garbled sound,it may
button or press it more than once, the player will
EJECT to remove the tape and
not be in squarely. Press
continue moving forward through the tape.
Your tape
start over.
of silence between each
must have at least three seconds
The playeris able to detect a tight
or broken tape, and
selection for NEXT or SEEK to work. The tape
will eject the tape.
The radio will go back to playing
the
NEXT or SEEK operation.
direction arrow blinks during
last station selected.
The sound will mute duringNEXT or SEEK operation.
Press this button orone of the SEEK arrows again to
The player automatically senses the cassette
for metal or
return to normal play.
Cr02 and sets the pre-emphasis. Anytime a tape
is
inserted, the top side is selected to play
first.
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REV (4): Press this button to reversethe tape rapidly.
Press it again to return to playing speed.
The radio will
play the last-selected station while the tape reverses.
cassette tapein the player while listening to the radio,
it
may become warm.
CLN: If this message appears on the display, the cassette
00 (5): Press this button to reduce background noise.
tape player needs to be cleaned. It will still play tapes, but
Note that the double-D symbol will appear on the display. you should clean it as soon as possible to prevent damage
Dolby Noise Reduction is manufactured under a license to the tapes and player. See “Care of Your Cassette Tape
from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. Dolby Player” in the Index. After you clean the player, press and
hold EJECT for five seconds to reset the CLN indicator.
and the double-D symbol are trademarks
of Dolby
The radio will display--- to show the indicator was reset.
Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
CD Adapter Kits
It is possible to useCD
a adapter kit with your cassette
to playing speed.The radio will playthe last-selected
on your
tape player after activating the bypass feature
station whilethe tape advances.
tape player.
AM-FM: Press this button to play the radio when a tape To activate the bypass feature, use the following steps:
is in the player.
1. Turn the ignition to RUN or ACCESSORY.
TAPE AUX: Press this button to change to the tape
function when the radio is on. The tape symbol with an 2. Turn the radio off.
arrow will appear on the display when the tape
is active.
3. Press and hold theTAPE AUX button for five
If your system is equipped with a remote playback
seconds. The tape symbolon the display will flash
device, pressingthis button a second time will allow the
for two seconds, indicating the feature is active.
remote device to play.
4. Insert the adapter.It will power up the radio and
EJECT Press this button to remove
the tape. The radio
begin playing.
will play. EJECT may be activated with
either the
This override routine will remain active until EJECT
ignition or radio off. Cassettes may loaded
be
with the
is pressed.
radio off if this button is pressed first. If you leave a
FWD (6): Press this button to advance quickly
to
another partof the tape. Press the button again to return
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AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player
andAutomaticToneControl (If Equipped)
'
Playing the Radio
PWR-VOL: Press this knob to turn the system on and
off. To increase volume, turn the knob to the right.Turn
it to the left to decrease
volume. The knob is capable of
rotating continuously.
RECALL: Press this button to recall the station being
played. If you press the button when the ignition is off,
the clockwill show fora few seconds.
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SCX Your system has a featurecalled
Speed-Compensated-Volume (SCV). With SCV, your
audio system adjustsautomatically to make up for road
and wind noise as you drive. Set the volume atthe
desired level. Move the control ring behind the upper
knob to the right to adjust the SCV. Then, asyou drive,
SCV automatically increases thevolume, as necessary,
to overcome noise atany particular speed. The volume
level should always sound the same toyou as you drive.
If you don't want to use SCV, turn the control all the
way down. Each notch on the controlring allows for
more volume compensation at faster vehicle speeds.
Finding a Station
AM-FM: Press this button to switchbetween AM, FMl
and FM2. The display shows yourselection.
TUNE: Press this knoblightly so it extends. Turn it to
choose radiostations. Push the knob back into its stored
position when you're not using it.
SEEK: Press the right or left arrow to go tothe
next higher or lower station. The sound will mute
while seeking.
SCAN: Press one of the SEEK arrows for two seconds,
and SCAN will appear on the display. Use SCAN to
listen to stations for a few seconds. The radio will go to
a station, stop for a few seconds, then go on to the next
station. Press SEEK again to stop scanning. The sound
will mute while scanning.
PUSHBUTTONS: The six numbered pushbuttons let
you return to your favorite stations. You can set up to
18 stations (six A M , six FM1 and six FM2). Just:
stored on your pushbuttons, except those stations with
weak reception. The AUTO TONE setting stored for
that pushbutton will be automatically chosen. Press
PSCAN or oneof the pushbuttons again to stop
scanning. PSCAN will be displayed whenever the tuner
is in the P.SCAN mode. The channel number (Pl-P6)
will appear momentarily just before the frequency is
displayed. In FM mode, this function will scan through
both FM 1 and FM2 preset stations and FM 1 or FM2will
appear on the display.
1. Turn the radio on.
2. Press AM-FM to select the band.
3. Tune in the desired station.
4. Press AUTO TONE to select the equalization that
best suits the type of station selected.
5 . Press and hold one of the six numbered buttons. The
sound will mute. When it returns, release the button.
Whenever you press that numbered button, the
station you set will return and the AUTO TONE
equalization that you selected will also be
automatically selected for that button.
6. Repeat the steps for each pushbutton.
P.SCAN: Press this button to listen to each of your
favorite stations stored on your pushbuttons for a few
seconds. The radiowill scan through each of the stations
Setting theTone
BASS: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn the
knob to the right to increase bass and to the left to
decrease bass. When you use this control, the radio’s
AUTO TONE setting will switch to manual and the
AUTO TONE display will go blank.
TREB: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn the
knob to the right to increase treble and to the left to
decrease treble. When you use this control, the radio’s
AUTO TONE setting will switch to manual and the
AUTO TONE display will go blank. If a station is weak
or noisy, you may wantto decrease the treble.
Push these knobs back into their stored positions when
you’re not using them.
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AUTO TONE:This feature allows you to choose preset
bass and treble equalization settings designed for
country/western, classical, news, rock, pop and jazz
stations. C/W will appear on the display when you first
press AUTO TONE. Each time you press it, another
setting will appear on the display. Press it again after
JAZZ appears and the AUTO TONE display will go
blank. Tone control will return to the BASS and TREB
knobs. Also, if you use the BASS and TREB knobs,
control will return to themand the AUTO TONE
display will go blank. Use PUSHBUTTONS to program
AUTO TONE.
Adjusting theSpeakers
BAL: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn the
knob to the right for the right speakers and to the left for
the left speakers. The middle position balances the
sound between the speakers.
FADE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn the
knob to the right to adjust the sound to the front
speakers and to the left for the rear speakers. The middle
position balances the sound between the speakers.
Push these knobs back into their stored positions when
you’re not using them.
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Playing a CompactDisc
Insert a disc partway into the slot, label side up. The
player will pull it in. The disc should begin playing. The
display will show CD and the CD symbol. If you want
to insert a compact disc with the ignition off, first press
RECALL or EJECT.
If you’re driving on a very rough road or if it’s veryhot,
the disc may not play and ERR (error) may appear on
the display. Press RECALL to take ERR off the display.
When things get back to normal, the disc should play. If
the disc comes out, it could be that:
The disc is upside down.
It is dirty, scratched or wet.
It is very humid. (If so, wait about an hour and
try again.)
PREV (1): Press this button or the left SEEK arrow to
go to the previous track if the current selection has been
playing for less than eight seconds. If the PREW button
is pressed and the current selection has been playing for
more than eight seconds, it will go to the beginning of
the current selection. If you hold the button or press it
more than once, the player will continue moving back
through the disc. The sound will mute while seeking.
RDM (2): Press this button to hear the tracks in random,
AM-FM: Press this button to play the radio when
rather than sequential, order. RANDOM will show on
the display. Press RDM again to turn off random play.
RDM isreset to off when the disc is ejected.
a disc is in the player. The letters CD will go off
the display.
NEXT (3): Press thisbutton or the right SEEK arrow
function when the radio is on. A CD icon will appear on
the display when the disc is in the player, whether it is
active or not. If your systemis equipped with a remote
playback device, pressing this button a second timewill
allow the remote device toplay.
to go tothe next track. If you hold the button or press
it more than once,the player will continue moving
forward through the disc,The sound will mute
while seeking.
REV (4): Press and hold this buttonto quickly reverse
within a track. Release it to play the passage. You can
use the counter readingon the display to locatea
passage more easily.
FWD (6): Press and hold this button to advance
quickly within a track. Release it to resume playing.
You can use the counter reading
on the display to locate
a passage easily.
RECALL: Press thisbutton to see which trackis
playing. Press it again within five seconds tosee how
long it has been playing (elapsed time). The track
number also appears when you change the volumeor
when a new track starts to play.
CD AUX: Press thisbutton to change to thedisc
EJECT Press this button to remove the disc. The
radio will play. The disc will start at the first track when
you reinsert it.
If you turn off the ignition or radio with a disc in the
player, it will stay in the player. When you turn on the
ignition or system, the disc will start playing where it
was stopped. If you press EJECT butdon’t remove
the disc, theplayer will pull the disc back in toprotect
it after about one minute.If you leave a compact disc
in the player while listening to the radio, it may
become warm.
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Theft-Deterrent Feature (If Equipped)
THEFTLOCK' is designed to discourage theftof your
radio. It works by usinga secret codeto disable all radio
functions whenever battery power is removed.
The THEFTLOCK featurefor the radio may be usedor
ignored. If ignored, the system plays normallyand the
If THEFTLOCK is
radio is not protected by the feature.
activated, your radio will not operate
if stolen.
When THEFTLOCK is activated, the radio will display
LOC to indicatea locked condition anytime battery
power has been interrupted.If your battery loses power
with the secret
for any reason, you must unlock the radio
code beforeit will operate.
Activating the Theft-Deterrent Feature
The instructions which follow explain how to enter your
secret code to activate the THEFTLOCK system.
It is
recommended that you read through all nine steps
before starting the procedure.
NOTE: If you allow more than 15 seconds to elapse
between any steps, the radio automatically reverts to
time and youmust start the procedure over at Step 4.
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1. Write down any three or four-digit number from
000 to 1999 and keepit in a safe place separate from
the vehicle.
2. Turn the ignition to ACCESSORYor RUN.
3. Turn the radio off.
4. Press the 1 and 4 buttons together. Hold them down
until --- shows on the display. Next you will use the
secret code number which you have written down.
5 . Press MN and 000 will appear on the display.
6 . Press MN again to make thelast two digits agree
with your code.
7. Press HR to make the first one or two digits agree
with your code.
8. Press AM-FM after you have confirmed that the
code matches the secret code you have written down.
The display will show REP to let you know that you
need to repeat Steps 5 through 7 to confirm your
secret code.
9. Press AM-FM and this time the display will show
SEC to let you know that your radio is secure. The
indicator by the volume control will begin flashing
when the ignition is turned off.
Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a
Power Loss
Enter your secret code as follows; pause no more
than
15 seconds between steps:
1. LOC appears when the ignition is on.
2. Press MN and 000 will appear on thedisplay.
3. Press MN again to make the last two digits agree
with your code.
4. Press HR to make the first one or two digits agree
with your code.
5. Press AM-FM after you have confirmed that the
code matches the secret codeyou have written down.
The display will show SEC, indicating the radio is
now operable andsecure.
If you enter the wrong code eight times,INOP will
appear on the display. You will have to wait an hour
with the ignition on before you can try again. When you
try again, you will only have three chances to enter the
correct code beforeINOP appears.
If you lose or forget your code, contact your
dealer.
Disabling the Theft-Deterrent Feature
Enter your secret code as follows; pause
no more than
15 seconds between steps:
1. Turn the ignition to ACCESSORY or RUN.
2. Turn the radio off.
3. Press the 1 and 4 buttons together. Hold them down
until SEC shows on the display.
4. Press MN and 000 will appear on the display.
5. Press MN again to make the last two digits agree
with your code.
6. Press HR to make the first one or two digits agree
with your code.
7 . Press AM-FM after you have confirmed that the
code matches the secret code
you have written down.
The display will show ---,indicating that the radio is
no longer secured.
If the code entered is incorrect,
SEC will appear on the
display. The radio will remain secured until the correct
code is entered.
When battery power is removed and later applied to a
secured radio, the radio won’t turn on and LOC will
appear on the display.
To unlock a secured radio, see “Unlockingthe
Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss’’ earlier
in this section.
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Understanding Radio Reception
AM
The range formost AM stations is greater than for FM,
especially at night. The longerrange, however, can
cause stations to interfere with each other. AM can pick
up noise from things like storms and power lines. Try
reducing the treble to reducethis noise if you ever get it.
FM Stereo
FM stereo will give you the best sound,but FM signals
will reach only about 10 to 40 miles (16 to 65 km). Tall
buildings or hills can interferewith FM signals, causing
the sound to come and go.
Tips About Your AudioS
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Hearing damage from loud noise almost
is
undetectable
until it is too late.Your hearing can adapt to higher
volumes of sound. Sound that seemsnormal can be loud
and harmful to yourhearing. Take precautions by
adjusting the volume control on your radioto a safe
sound level before your hearing adapts to it.
To help avoid hearing loss or damage:
Adjust the volume control to the lowest setting.
Increase volume slowly until you hear comfortably
and clearly.
NOTICE:
Before you add any sound equipment to your
vehicle like a tape player, CB radio, mobile
telephone or two-way radio be sure you can
add what you want. If you can, it’s very
important to do it properly. Added sound
equipment may interfere with the operation of
your vehicle’s engine, Delco Electronics
radio or
other systems, and even damage them. Your
vehicle’s systems mayinterfere with the
operation of sound equipment that has been
added improperly.
So, before adding sound equipment, check with
your dealer and be sure to check Federal rules
covering mobileradio and telephone units.
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Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
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 not operate
properly or may cause failure of the tape player.
Your tape player should be cleaned regularly after every
50 hours of use. Your radio may display CLN to indicate
that you have used your tape player for 50 hours without
resetting the tape clean timer. If this message appears on
the display, your cassette tape player needs to be
cleaned. It will still play tapes, but you should clean it as
soon as possible to prevent damage to your tapes and
player. If you notice a reduction in sound quality, try a
known good cassette to see if it is the tape or thetape
player at fault. If this other cassette has no improvement
in sound quality, clean the tape player.
The recommended cleaning method for your cassette
tape player is the use of a scrubbing action,
non-abrasive cleaning cassette with pads which scrub
the tape head as the hubs of the cleaner cassette turn.
The recommended cleaning cassette is available through
your dealership (GM Part No. 12344789).
When using a scrubbing action, non-abrasive cleaning
cassette, it isnormal for the cassette to eject because
your unit is equipped with a cut tape detection feature
and a cleaning cassette may appear as a broken tape. To
prevent the cleaning cassette from being ejected, use the
following steps.
If your vehicle is equipped with the AM-FM Stereo with
Cassette Tape Player:
1. Turn the ignition to RUN or ACCESSORY.
2. Turn the radio on.
3. Insert the scrubbing action cleaning cassette.
4. Within five seconds, press and hold the REV and
FWD buttons at the same time for three seconds. The
tape symbol on the display will flash, showing that
the cut tape detection feature is no longer active.
5. Eject the cleaning cassette after the manufacturer’s
recommended cleaning time.
If your vehicle is equipped with the AM-FM Stereo with
Cassette Tape Player and Automatic Tone Control:
1. Turn the ignition to RUN or ACCESSORY.
2. Turn the radio off.
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3. Press and hold the TAPE AUX button for five
seconds. The tape symbol on the display will flash
for two seconds.
4. Insert the scrubbing action cleaning cassette.
5. Eject the cleaning cassette after the manufacturer’s
recommended cleaning time.
When the cleaning cassette has been ejected, the cut tape
detection feature is active again.
You may also choose a 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 on its own. A non-scrubbing action cleaner may
not clean as thoroughly as the scrubbing type cleaner.
The use of a non-scrubbing action, dry-type cleaning
cassette is not recommended.
After you clean the player, press and hold EJECT for
five seconds to reset the CLN indicator. The radio will
display --- to show the indicator was reset.
Cassettes are subject to wear and the sound quality
may degrade over time. Always make sure the cassette
tape is in good condition before you have your tape
player serviced.
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Care of Your Compact Discs
Handle discs carefully. Store them in their original cases
or other protective cases and away from direct sunlight
and dust. If the surface of a disc issoiled, dampen a
clean, soft cloth in a mild, neutral detergent solution and
clean it, wiping from the center to the edge.
Be sure never to touch the signal surface when handling
discs. Pick up discs by grasping the outer edges or the
edge of the hole and the outer edge.
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
The use of CD lens cleaner discs is not advised, due to
the risk of contaminating the lens of the CD optics with
lubricants internal to the CD mechanism.
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 while to be sure the mast is still
tightened to the fender.
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a Section 4
Your Driving and the Road
Here you’ll find information about driving on different kinds
of roads and in varying weather conditions. We’ve also
included many other useful tips on driving.
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Defensive Driving
Drunken Driving
Control of a Vehicle
Braking
Steering
Off-Road Recovery
Passing
Loss of Control
Driving at Night
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
City Driving
Freeway Driving
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Before Leaving ona Long Trip
Highway Hypnosis
Hill and Mountain Roads
Winter Driving
Recreational Vehicle Towing
Loading Your Vehicle
Towing a Trailer (Models with 2.4L Engine
and 4-Speed Automatic Transaxle)
Towing a Trailer (Except Models
with 2.4L Engine and 4-Speed
Automatic Transaxle)
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 otherdrivers are going to be
careless and make mistakes. Anticipate what they might
do. Be ready for their mistakes.
Rear-end collisions are about themost preventable
of accidents. Yet they are common. Allow enough
following distance. It’s the best defensive driving
maneuver, in both city and rural driving. You never
know when the vehicle in frontof you is going to
brake or turn suddenly.
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DefensiveDriving
The best advice anyone can give about drivingis:
Drive defensively.
Please startwith a very important safety devicein your
Chevrolet: Buckle up. (See “Safety Belts” in the Index.)
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Defensive driving requires that a driver concentrate on
the driving task. Anything that distracts from the
driving task -- such as concentrating on a cellular
telephone call, reading, or reaching for something on the
floor -- makes proper defensive driving more difficult
and can even causea collision, with resulting injury.
Ask a passenger to help do things like
this, or pull
off the roadin a safe place to dothem yourself.
These simpledefensive driving techniques could save
your life.
Death and injury associated with drinking and driving is
a national tragedy. It’s the number one contributor to the
highway death toll, claiming thousands of victims
every year.
The obvious way to solve this highway safety problem
is forpeople never to drink alcohol and then
drive. But
what if people do? How much is “toomuch” if the
driver plans to drive?It’s a lot less than many might
think. Although it depends on each person and situation,
here is some general information on
the problem.
Alcohol affects four things that anyone needs to drive
a vehicle:
The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)of someone
who is drinking dependsupon four things:
Drunken Driving
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Judgment
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The amount of alcohol consumed
MuscularCoordination
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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 showthat almost half of all motor
vehicle-related deaths involve alcohol. In most cases,
these deaths are the result
of someone whowas drinking
and driving. In recentyears, over 17,000 annual motor
vehicle-related deaths have been associated with the use
of alcohol, with more than 300,000 people injured.
Many adults -- by some estimates, nearly half the adult
population -- choose never to drink alcohol, so they
never drive after drinking.For persons under 21, it’s
against the law in every U.S. state to drink alcohol.
There are good medical, psychological and
developmental reasons for these laws.
According tothe American Medical Association, a
180-lb. (82 kg)person who drinks three 12-ounce
(355 ml) bottles of beer in an hour will end up with a
BAC of about 0.06 percent. The person would reach the
same BACby drinking three 4-ounce (120ml) glasses
of wine or threemixed drinks if each had 1-1/2 ounces
(45 ml) of a liquor likewhiskey, gin or vodka.
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man of her same body weight when each has the same
number of drinks.
The law in many U.S. states sets the legal limit at a BAC
of 0.10 percent. In a growing number of U.S. states, and
throughout Canada, the limit is 0.08 percent. In some
other countries,it’s even lower. The BAC limit for all
commercial drivers in the United States 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 is in the drinks, and how
quickly the person drinks them.
It’s the amount of alcohol that counts. For example, if
the same person drank three doublemartinis (3 ounces
or 90 ml of liquor each) within an hour, the person’s
BAC would be close to0.12 percent. A person who
consumes food just before or duringdrinking will have a
somewhat lower BAClevel.
There is a gender difference, too. Women generally have
a lower relative percentage of body water than men.
Since alcoholis carried in body water, this means that a
woman generally will reach a higher BAC levelthan a
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 the effects are worse at night. All
drivers are impaired at BAC levels above0.05 percent.
Statistics show that the chance of being in a collision
increases sharply for drivers who havea 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
collision. At a BAC level of 0.10 percent, the chance of
this driver having a collision is 12 times greater; at a
level of 0.15 percent, the chance is 25 times greater!
The body takes about an hour to rid itself of the alcohol
in one drink.No amount of coffee or number of cold
showers will speed that up. “I’ll be careful” isn’t the
right answer. What if there’san emergency, a need to
Control of a Vehicle
take sudden action, as when a child darts into the street?
go where
A person with even a moderate BAC might not be able You have three systems that make your vehicle
you want it to go. They are the brakes, the steering and
to react quickly enough
to avoid the collision.
to do their work
the accelerator. All three systems have
There’s somethingelse about drinking and driving that
at the places where the tires meet the road.
many people don’t know. Medical research shows that
alcohol in a person’s system can make crash injuries
worse, especially injuries to
the brain, spinal cord or
heart. This means that when anyone who has been
drinking -- driver or passenger-- is in a crash, that
person’s chanceof being killed or permanently disabled
is higher than if the person had not been drinking.
Drinking and then drivingis very dangerous. Your
reflexes, perceptions, attentiveness and judgment
can be affected by even a small amount of alcohol.
You can have a serious or even fatal collision
if you drive after drinking. Please don’t drink and
drive or ride with a driver who has been drinking.
Ride home in a cab; or if you’re with a group,
designate a driver who will not drink.
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or ice, it’s
Sometimes, as when you’re driving on snow
easy to ask moreof those control systems than the tires
and road can provide. That means
you can lose control
of your vehicle.
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Braking
Braking action involves perception timeand
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 timeis about 314 of a second. But
that’s only an average. It might be lesswith one driver
and as long as two
or three seconds ormore with
another. Age, physical condition, alertness, coordination
and eyesight all play a part. So do alcohol, drugs and
frustration. But even in 3/4 of a second, a vehicle
moving at 60 mph (100 kmh) travels 66 feet (20 m).
That could bea lot of distance in an emergency, so
keeping enough space between your
vehicle and others
is important.
And, of course, actual stopping distancesvary greatly
with the surface of the road (whether it’s pavement or
gravel); thecondition of the road (wet, dry, icy); tire
tread; the condition of your brakes; theweight of the
vehicle and the amount of brake force applied.
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Avoid needless heavy braking. Somepeople 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 tocool between
hard stops. Your brakes will wear outmuch faster if you
do a lot of heavy braking. If you keep pace with the
traffic and allow realistic following distances, you will
eliminate a lot of unnecessary braking. That means
better braking and longer brake life.
If your engine everstops while you’re driving, brake
normally but don’t pump your brakes. If you do, the
pedal may get harder to push down. If your engine
stops, you will still have some powerbrake assist. But
you will use it when you brake. Once the power assist is
used up, it may take longer to stopand the brake pedal
will be harder to push.
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
Your vehicle has anti-lock brakes (ABS). ABS is an
advanced electronic braking system that will help
prevent a braking skid.
wnen you start your engine, or when you begin to drive
away, your anti-lock brake system will check itself. You
may hear a momentary motor or clicking noise while
this test is going on, and you may even notice that your
brake pedal moves or pulses a little. This isnormal.
If there’s a problem with the
anti-lock brake system, this
warning light will stay on.
See “Anti-Lock Brake
System Warning Light” in
the Index.
Here’s how anti-lock works. Let’s say the road is wet.
You’re driving safely. Suddenly an animal jumps out in
front of you.
You slam on the brakes. Here’s what happens with ABS.
A computer senses that wheels are slowing down. If one
of the wheels is about to stop rolling, the computer will
separately work the brakes at each front wheel and at
both rear wheels.
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The anti-lock system can changethe brake pressure faster
than any driver could. The computer is programmedto
make the most of available tire and road conditions.
Remember: Anti-lock doesn’t change the time you need
to get your footup to the brake pedal or always decrease
stopping distance.If you get too close to the
vehicle in
front of you, you won’t have time to apply your brakes
if that vehicle suddenly slows or stops. Always leave
enough roomup ahead to stop, even though you have
anti-lock brakes.
Using Anti-Lock
Don’t pump the brakes. Just hold the brake pedal down
firmly and let anti-lock work for you. You may feel a
slight brake pedal pulsation or notice some noise, but
this is normal.
Enhanced Traction System
You can steeraround the obstacle while braking hard.
As you brake, your computer keepsreceiving updates on
wheel speed and controls braking pressure accordingly.
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If your vehicle has the optional four-speed automatic
transaxle, it also has an Enhanced Traction System
(ETS) that limits wheel spin. This is especially useful
in slippery road conditions. The system operates only
when the transaxle shift lever is in the REVERSE (R),
THIRD (3) or OVERDRIVE (@)position and the
system senses that one or bothof the front wheels are
spinning or beginning to lose traction. When this
happens, the system reduces engine power and may
also upshift the transaxle to limit wheel spin.
LOW
TRAC
This light will come on
when your Enhanced
Traction System islimiting
wheel spin. See “Enhanced
Traction System Active
Light” in the Index.
You may feel or hear the system working, but this
is normal.
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lever is in any position
other than FIRST(1) or
ETS
SECOND (2) and the
OFF
parking brake is fully
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released, this warning light
will come on to let you
know if there’sa problem
with the system.
The Enhanced Traction System can operate when the
transaxle shift leveris in any position other than
FIRST (1) or SECOND(2). To limit wheel spin,
especially in slippery road conditions, you should use
the other shift lever positions only when necessary. See
“Automatic Transaxle” inthe Index. (If your vehicle
ever gets stuck in sand, mud,ice or snow, see “Rocking
Your Vehicle” inthe Index.)
When you move the shift lever to FIRST(1) or
SECOND (2), the system will turn off.The Enhanced
Traction System warning light will comeon and stay on.
If the Enhanced Traction Systemis limiting wheel spin
when you move the shift lever to another position, the
system won’t turnoff right away. It will wait until
there’s no longera current need to limit wheel spin.
You can turn the system back on at any time by moving
(1) or
the shift lever to any position other than FIRST
SECOND (2). The Enhanced Traction System warning
light should go off.
See “Enhanced Traction System Warning Light” in the
Index. When this warning light ison, the system will not
limit wheel spin. Adjust your driving accordingly.
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Braking in Emergencies
With anti-lock, you can steerand brake at the same
time. Inmany emergencies, steering can helpyou more
than even the very best braking.
Steering
Power Steering
If you lose power steering assist because the engine
stops or the system is not functioning, you can steer but
it will take much more effort.
Steering Tips
Driving on Curves
It’s important to take curves at a reasonable speed.
A lot of the “driver lost control”accidents mentioned on
the news happen on curves. Here’s why:
Experienced driver or beginner, each of us is subject to
the same laws of physics when driving on curves. The
traction of the tires against the road surface makes it
possible for thevehicle 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.
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The traction you can get in a curve dependson 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. Adding the sudden acceleration can demand too
much of those places. You can lose control. Refer to
“Enhanced Traction System”in the Index.
What should you do if this ever happens? Easeup on the
accelerator pedal, steer the vehicle theway you want it
to go, and slow down.
Speed limit signsnear curves warn that you should
adjust your speed. Of course, the posted speeds are
based on good weather and road conditions. Under less
favorable conditionsyou’ll want to go slower.
If you need to reduce your speedas you approach a
curve, do itbefore you enter the curve, while your front
wheels are straight ahead.
Try to adjust your speed so you can “drive” through the
curve. Maintain a reasonable, steady speed. Wait to
accelerate until you are out of the curve, and then
accelerate gently into the straightaway.
Steering in Emergencies
There are times when steering can be more effective
than braking. For example, you come over a hill and
find a truck stopped in your lane, or a car suddenly pulls
out from nowhere, or a child darts out
from between
parked cars and stops right in
front of you. You can
-- if you can stop in
avoid these problems by braking
time. But sometimesyou can’t; there isn’t room.
That’s the timefor evasive action-- steering around
the problem.
Your vehicle can perform very well in emergencies
like these. First apply your brakes. (See “Braking
in
Emergencies” earlier in this section.) Itis better to
remove as much speed as you can
from a possible
collision. Then steer around the problem, to left
the or
right dependingon 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, you can
turn it a full 180 degrees very quickly without removing
either hand. But you have
to act fast, steer quickly, and
just as quickly straighten the wheel once you have
avoided the object.
The fact that such emergency situations are always
possible is a good reason to practice defensive driving at
all times and wear safety belts properly.
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Off-Road Recovery
Passing
You may find that your right wheels have droppedoff the
edge of a road onto the shoulderwhle you’re driving.
The driverof a vehicle about to pass another on a
two-lane highway waitsfor just the right moment,
accelerates, moves around the vehicle ahead, then goes
A simple maneuver?
back into the right lane again.
Not necessarily! Passing another vehicle on a two-lane
highway is a potentially dangerous move, since the
passing vehicle occupies the same lane as oncoming
traffic for several seconds. A miscalculation, an errorin
judgment, ora brief surrender to frustration or anger can
suddenly put the passing driver
face to face with the
worst of all traffic accidents-- the head-on collision.
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edge of paved
surface
If the levelof the shoulder is only slightly below the
off the
pavement, recovery should be fairly easy. Ease
accelerator and then,if there is nothingin the way, steer so
that your vehicle straddles the edgeof the pavement.You
can turn the steering wheel up to one-quarterturn until the
tum your
right front tire contacts the pavement edge. Then
steering wheel to go straight down the roadway.
So here are some tipsfor passing:
“Drive ahead.” Look down the road, to the sides and to
sect your passing
crossroads for situations that might
patterns. If you have any doubt whatsoever about
making a successful pass, wait for a better time.
0 Watch for traffic signs, pavement markings and lines.
If you can see a sign up ahead that might indicatea
turn or an intersection, delayyour pass. A broken
center line usually indicates it’s all rightto pass
a solid
(providing the road ahead is clear). Never cross
line on your sideof the lane ora double solid line,
even if the road seems emptyof approaching traffic.
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Do not get too close to the vehicle you want to
pass while you’re awaitingan opportunity. For one
thing, 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 to pass is coming up,
start to accelerate but stayin 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 theway is clear to pass, you will havea
“running start” that more than makes
up for the
distance you would lose by dropping back. And if
something happens to cause you to cancel your pass,
you need only slow down and drop back again and
wait for another opportunity.
If other cars are lined up topass a slow vehicle, wait
your turn. But take care that someone isn’t trying to
pass you as you pull out to pass the slow vehicle.
Remember to glance 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 you far
areenough
ahead of the passed vehicle tosee its front in your
inside mirror, activate your right lane change signal
and move back into the right lane. (Remember that
your right outside mirror is convex. The vehicle you
just passed may seem to be farther away from you
than it reallyis.)
Try not to pass more than one vehicle at a time on
two-lane roads. Reconsider before passingthe next
vehicle.
Don’t overtake a slowly moving vehicle too rapidly.
Even though the brake lamps are not flashing,
it may
be slowing down or starting to turn.
If you’re being passed, make it easy for the
following driver to get ahead
of you. Perhaps you
can easea little to the right.
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Loss of Control
Let’s review what driving experts sayabout what
happens when the three control systems (brakes, steering
and acceleration) don’t have enoughfriction where the
tires meet the road to dowhat the driver hasasked.
In anyemergency, don’t giveup. Keep trying to
steer and constantly seek an escape route or area of
less danger.
Skidding
In a skid, a driver can lose control
of the vehicle.
Defensive drivers avoid most skids
by taking reasonable
care suited to existing conditions, andby not “overdriving”
those conditions. But skidsare always possible.
The threetypes of skids correspond toyour vehicle’s
three controlsystems. In the braking skid, yourwheels
aren’t rolling. In the steering or cornering skid, too
much speed or steering in a curve causestires to slip and
lose corneringforce. And in the acceleration skid, too
much throttle causes the driving wheels to spin,
A cornering skidis best handled by easing your foot off
the accelerator pedal.
If you have theEnhanced Traction System, remember:It
helps avoid only the acceleration skid.
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If you do not have the EnhancedTraction System, orif
the transaxle shift lever isnot in the OVERDRIVE (0)
position, then an acceleration skid is alsobest 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
vehicle may straighten out. Always beready for a
second skid if it occurs.
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 and adjust yourdriving to these
conditions. It is important to slow down on slippery
surfaces because stopping distancewill be longer and
vehicle control more limited.
While driving ona surface with reduced traction, try
your best to avoid sudden steering,acceleration or
braking (including engine brakingby shifting to a lower
gear). Any sudden changes could cause thetires to
slide. You may not realize the surface isslippery until
your vehicle is skidding. Learn to recognize warning
clues -- such asenough water, ice orpacked snow on
the road to make a “mirrored surface” -- and slow down
when you have any doubt.
Remember: Any anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps
avoid only the braking skid.
Driving at Night
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Adjust your inside rearview mirror to reduce the
glare from headlampsbehind you.
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Since you can’t see as well, you may need to
slow down and keep more spacebetween you and
other vehicles.
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Slow down, especially on higher speed roads. Your
headlamps can lightup only so much road ahead.
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In remote areas, watch for animals.
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If you’re tired, pull off the road in a safe place
and rest.
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Night Vision
No one can see aswell at night asin the daytime. Butas
we get older thesedifferences increase. A 50-year-old
driver may require at least twiceas much light to see the
same thing at night as a 20-year-old.
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.
Here are some tips on night driving.
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Drive defensively.
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Don’t drink and drive.
What you do in the daytime can alsoaffect your night
vision. For example, if you spend the day in bright
sunshine you are wise to wear sunglasses. Your eyes will
have less troubleadjusting to night. Butif you’re
driving, don’twear sunglasses at night. They may cut
down on glare from headlamps,but they also make a lot
of things invisible.
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You can be temporarily blinded by approaching
headlamps. It can take a second or two, or even several
seconds, for your eyes to readjust to the dark. When you
are faced with severe glare (as from a driver who
doesn't lower the high beams, or a vehicle with
misaimed headlamps), slow down a little. Avoid staring
directly into the approaching headlamps.
Driving in Rain andon Wet Roads
Keep your windshield and all the glass on your vehicle
clean -- inside and out. Glare at night is made much
worse by dirt on the glass. Even the inside of the glass
can build up a film caused by dust. Dirty glass makes
lights dazzle and flash more than clean glass would,
making the pupils of your eyes contract repeatedly.
Remember that your headlamps light up far less of a
roadway when you are in a turn or curve. Keep your
eyes moving; that way, it's easier to pick out dimly
lighted objects. Just as your headlamps should be
checked regularly for proper aim, so should your eyes
be examined regularly. Some drivers suffer from night
blindness -- the inability to see in dim light -- and aren't
even aware of it.
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Rain and wetroads can mean driving trouble. On a wet
road, you can't stop, accelerate or turn as well because
your tire-to-road traction isn't as good as on dry roads.
And, if your tires don't have much tread left, you'll get
even less traction. It's always wise to go slower and be
cautious if rain starts to fall while you are driving. The
surface may get wet suddenly when your reflexes are
tuned for driving on dry pavement.
The heavier the rain, the harder it is to see. Even if your
windshield wiper blades are in good shape, a heavy rain
can make it harder to see road signs and traffic signals,
pavement markings, the edge of the road and even
people walking.
It’s wise to keep your windshield wiping equipment in
good shape and keep your windshield washer tank filled
with washer fluid. Replace your windshield wiper
inserts when they show signs of streaking or missing
areas on the windshield, or when strips of rubber start to
separate from the inserts.
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.
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Driving Through Deep Standing Water
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Wet brakes can cause accidents. They won’t work
as well in a quick stop and may cause pullingto
one side.You could losecontrol of the vehicle.
After driving through a large puddle of water or
a car wash, applyyour brake pedal lightlyuntil
your brakes work normally.
Hydroplaning is dangerous. So much water can build up
under your tires that they can actually ride on the water.
This canhappen if the road iswet enough and you’re
going fastenough. When your vehicle is hydroplaning,
it has little or no contact with the road.
Hydroplaning doesn’t happen often. But it can if your
tires do not have much tread or if the pressure in one or
more is low. It can happenif a lot of water is standing on
the road. If you can seereflections from trees, telephone
poles or other vehicles, and raindrops “dimple” the
water’s surface, there could be hydroplaning.
Hydroplaning usually happens at higher speeds. There
just isn’t a hard and fast rule abouthydroplaning. The
best advice isto slow down when it israining.
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NOTICE:
If you drive too quicklythrough deep puddlesor
standing water, water can come in through your
engine’s air intake and badly damage your
engine. Neverdrive through water that is slightly
lower than the underbody of your vehicle. If you
can’t avoid deep puddlesor standing water, drive
through them very slowly.
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
Besides slowing down, allow some extra following
distance. And be especially careful when you pass
another vehicle. Allow yourself more clearroom
ahead, and be prepared to have your view restricted
by road spray.
Have good tires with proper tread depth.
(See “Tires” in the Index.)
City Driving
Here are waysto increase your safety in city driving:
Know the best way to get towhere you are
going. Get a city map and plan your trip into an
unknown part of the city just as you would for a
cross-country trip.
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Try to use the freeways that rim and crisscross
most large cities. You’ll save time and energy.
(See the nextpart, “Freeway Driving.”)
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Treat a green light as a warning signal. A traffic
light is there because the corner busy
is enough to
need it. When a light turnsgreen, and just before you
start to move, check both ways for vehiclesthat have
not cleared the intersection or may be running the
red light.
One of the biggest problems with city streets is the
amount of traffic on them. You’ll want to watch out for
what the other drivers are doing and
pay attention to
traffic signals.
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Freeway Driving
At the entrance, 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 gapat close to
the prevailing speed. Switch on yourturn signal, check
your mirrors and glance over your shoulder as often as
necessary. Try to blend smoothly with the traffic flow.
Once you are on the freeway, adjust your speed to the
posted limit orto the prevailing rate if it’s slower. Stay
in the right lane unless you want to pass.
Before changing lanes, check yourmirrors. Then use
your turn signal.
Just before you leave the lane, glancequickly over your
shoulder to make sure there
isn’t another vehicle in your
“blind” spot.
Mile formile, freeways (also calledthruways, parkways,
expressways, turnpikes or superhighways) are the safest
of all roads. But they have their ownspecial rules.
The most important adviceon freeway driving is: Keep
up with traffic and keep to the right.Drive at the same
speed most of the other drivers are driving.
Too-fast or
too-slow driving breaks a smooth traffic flow. Treat the
left lane ona freeway as a passing lane.
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Once you are moving on the freeway, make certain you
allow a reasonable following distance. Expect to move
slightly slower at night.
When you want to leave thefreeway, move to the proper
lane well in advance. If you m i s s your exit, do not,
under any circumstances, stop and back up. Drive on to
the next exit.
The exit rampcan be curved, sometimes quite sharply.
The exit speed is usually posted.
Here are some things you can check before
a trip:
Reduce your speed according to your speedometer, not
to your sense of motion. After driving
for any distance
at higher speeds, you may tend to think you are going
slower than you actually are.
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Windshield Washer Fluid: Is the reservoirfull? Are
all windows clean inside andoutside?
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Wiper Blades: Are they in good shape?
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Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: Have you checked
all levels?
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Lamps: Are they all working? Are the lenses clean?
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Tires: They are vitally important toa safe,
good enough for
trouble-free trip. Is the tread
long-distance driving? Are the tires all inflated to th
recommended pressure?
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Weather Forecasts: What’s the weather outlook
along your route? Shouldyou delay your tripa short
time to avoida major storm system?
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Maps: Do you have up-to-date maps?
Before Leaving on a LongTrip
Make sure you’re ready.Try to be well rested.If you
must start when you’re notfresh -- such as aftera day’s
first part
work -- don’t plan to make too many miles that
of the journey. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes you
can easily drive in.
Is your vehicle readyfor a long trip? If you keep it
serviced and maintained, it’s ready to go.
If it needs
service, haveit done before startingout. Of course,
you’ll find experienced andable service experts in
Chevrolet dealerships all across North America. They’ll
be ready and willing to helpif you need it.
Highway Hypnosis
Hill and Mountain Roads
Is there actually such a conditionas “highway hypnosis”?
Or is it just plain falling asleep at the wheel? Call
it
highway hypnosis, lack of awareness,
or whatever.
There is something about an easy stretch of road with the
same scenery, alongwith the hum of the tires on the road,
the drone of the engine, and the rush of the wind against
the vehicle that can make you sleepy. Don’t let it happen
to you! If it does, your vehicle can leave the road in less
than a second, and you could crash and be injured.
What canyou do about highway hypnosis? First, be
aware that it can happen.
Then here are sometips:
Make sure your vehicle is well ventilated, with a
comfortably cool interior.
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Keep your eyes moving. Scan theroad ahead and to
the sides. Check your rearview mirrors and your
instruments frequently.
If you get sleepy, pull off the road into a rest, service
or parking area and take a nap, get some exercise,or
both. For safety, treat drowsiness onthe highway as
an emergency.
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Driving on steep hills or mountains is different from
driving in flat or rolling terrain.
If you drive regularlyin steep country, or if you’re
planning to visit there, hereare some tips thatcan make
your trips safer and more enjoyable.
Keep your vehicle in good shape. Check all fluid
levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system
and transaxle. Theseparts can work hardon
mountainroads. ’
Know how to go down hills. The most important
thing to know is this: let your enginedo some of the
go
slowing down. Shift to a lower gear when you
down a steepor long hill.
Coasting downhill in NEUTRAL (N)or with the
ignition off is dangerous. Your brakes will have to
do all the work of slowing down. They could getso
hot thatthey wouldn’t work well. You would then
have poor brakingor even none goingdown a hill.
You could crash. Always have your engine
running
and your vehicle in gear when you go downhill.
a Know how to go uphill. You may want toshift down
If you don’t shift down,your brakes could
get so hot that they wouldn’t work well.You
would then havepoor braking or even nonegoing
down a hill.You could crash. Shift downto let
your engine assist yourbrakes on a steep
downhill slope.
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to a lower gear. The lower gears help cool your engine
and transaxle, and you can climb the hill better.
a Stay inyour own lane when driving
on two-lane
roads in hills or mountains. Don’t swing wide or cut
let
across the center of the road. Drive at speeds that
you stay in your own
lane.
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ofhill, be alert. There could be
something in your lane, like a stalled car or an accident.
a You may see highway signs onmountains that warn of
special problems. Examples are long grades, passingor
no-passing zones, a falling rocks area or winding
roads. Be alertto these and take appropriate action.
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Winter Driving
Here are some tips forwinter driving:
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Have your vehicle in good shape forwinter.
You may want to put winter emergency supplies in
your trunk.
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Include an ice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply
of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer
clothing, a small shovel, a flashlight, a red cloth and a
couple of reflective warning triangles. And, if you will
be drivingunder severe conditions, includea small bag
of sand, a piece of old carpet or a couple of burlap bags
to help providetraction. Be sureyou properly secure
these itemsin your vehicle.
What’s the worst timefor this? “Wet ice.” Very cold
snow or ice can be slick and hard to drive on. But wet
Most of the time, those places where your tires meet the ice canbe even more trouble because
it may offer the
road probably have good traction.
least traction of all. You can get wet ice when it’s about
(32 O F ; 0 O C) and freezing rain beginsto fall.
freezing
However, if thereis snow or ice between your tires and the
Try to avoid driving on wet ice until salt and sand crews
road, you can have a very slippery situation. You’ll havea
lot less traction or “grip” and will need to be very careful. can get there.
Driving onSnow or Ice
Whatever the condition -- smooth ice, packed, blowing
or loose snow-- drive with caution.
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If you have theEnhanced Traction System, keep the
(@)position
transaxle shift lever in the OVERDRIVE
so the system will be able to operate. It will improve
your ability to accelerate when driving on a slippery
road. Even though your vehicle has this system, you’ll
want to slow down and adjust your driving to the road
conditions. See “Enhanced Traction System” in
the Index.
If you don’t have the Enhanced Traction System,
accelerate gently. Try not to break the fragile traction.
If you accelerate toofast, the drive wheels will spin and
polish the surface under the tires even more.
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Your anti-lock brakes improve your vehicle’s stability
when you 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 mightbe fine
until you hit a spot that’s covered with ice. On an
otherwise clear road, ice patches may appear in
shaded areas where the sun can’t reach: around
clumps of trees, behind buildings or under bridges.
Sometimes the surfaceof a curve oran overpass may
remain icy whenthe 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 could be in a
serious situation.You should probably stay with your
vehicle unless you knowfor sure that you are near help
and you can hike through the snow. Here are some
things to doto summon help and keep yourself andyour
passengers safe:
Turn on your hazard flashers.
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Tie a red cloth to your vehicle to alert police that
you’ve been stopped by the snow.
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Put on extra clothing or wrap a blanket around you.
If you have no blankets or extra clothing, make body
insulators from newspapers, burlap bags, rags, floor
mats -- anything you can wrap around yourself or
tuck under your clothing to keep warm.
Snow can trap exhaust gases unaer your vehicle.
This can cause deadlyCO (carbon monoxide) gas
to get inside.CO could overcome youand kill
you. You can’t see it or smell it, so you might not
know it is inyour vehicle. Clear away snowfrom
around the base of your vehicle, especiallyany
that is blockingyour exhaust pipe. And check
around again from time to time to be sure snow
doesn’t collect there.
Open a window just a little on the side of the
vehicle that’s awayfrom the wind. This will help
keep CO out.
You can run the engine to keep warm, but be careful.
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Run your engine only as long as you must. This saves
fuel. When you run the engine, make
it go a little faster
This
than just idle. That is, push the accelerator slightly.
uses less fuel for the heat that
you get andit keeps the
battery charged.You will need a well-charged battery to
restart the vehicle, and possibly for signaling later on
the heater run for a while.
with your headlamps. Let
Towing Your Vehicle fr--m the Front
(With a Dolly)
Then, shut the engine
off and close the window almost
all the way to preserve the heat. Start the engine again
and repeat this only when you feel really uncomfortable
from the cold. But doit as little as possible. Preservethe
fuel as long as
you can. To help keep warm,you can get
out of the vehicle anddo some fairly vigorous exercises
every half hour orso until help comes.
Recreational Vehicle Towing
You can tow your vehicle behind another vehicle for use
at your destination. Be sure to use the proper towing Follow these steps:
equipment designed for recreational towing. Follow the
1. Put the front wheelson a dolly.
instructions for the towing equipment.
2. Set the parking brake.
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3. Open the fuse panel on the driver’s side of the
instrument panel. Remove the fuse labeled
CLSPCM. This will keep your battery from
draining while towing.
4. Turn the ignition key to OFF to unlock the steering
wheel. See “Ignition Positions” in the Index.
5. Clamp the steering wheel in a straight-ahead position
with a clamping device designed for towing.
6. Release the parking brake.
When you are finished towing, make sure you replace
the CLSPCM fuse in the instrument panel fuse block.
Towing Your Vehicle From the Front
(Without a Dolly)
You may tow your vehicle with all fourwheels on the
ground if you have a four-speed automatic or a
five-speed manual transaxle. If your vehicle has a
three-speed automatic transaxle, it may not be towed
in this manner. To tow a vehicle with a four-speed
automatic or a five-speed manual transaxle, follow
these steps:
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1. Set the parking brake.
2. Open the fuse panel on the driver’s side of the
instrument panel. Remove the fuse labeled
CLSPCM. This will keep your battery from
draining while towing.
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3. Turn me ignition key to OFF to unlock the
steering wheel.
4. Shift your transaxle to NEUTRAL (N).
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5. Release the parking brake.
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When you are finished towing, make sureyou replace
the CLWPCM fuse in the instrumentpanel fuse block.
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NOTICE:
Make sure that the towing speed does not exceed
65 mph (110 km/h), or your vehicle could be
badly damaged.
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NOTICE:
Do not tow your vehicle from the rear. Your
vehicle could be badly damaged and the repairs
would not be covered by your warranty.
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Loading Your Vehicle
TIRE-LOADINGINFORMATION
CAP. WT.
OCCUPANTS
VEHICLE
FRT. CTR. RR.
TOTAL LBS.
KG
MAX. LOADING & GVWR SAME AS VEHICLE
CAPACITY WEIGHT
XXX
COLD TIRE
TIRE SIZE
PRESSURE
SPEED
RTG
PSI/KPa
FRT,
RR.
SPA.
IF TIRES ARE HOT, ADD 4PSIi28KPa
SEE OWNER‘S MANUAL FOR ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION
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 labelis the Certification label, found
on the
rear edge of the driver’s door.It tells you the gross
weight capacity of your vehicle, calledthe Gross
Vehicle Weight Rating(GVWR). The GVWR includes
the weight of the vehicle, all occupants, fuel and cargo.
Never exceed the GVWR for your vehicle, or the Gross
Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
for either thefront or
rear axle.
Two labels on your vehicle show how much weight
it
may properly carry,The Tire-Loading Information label
found on the rear edge
of the driver’s door tellsyou the
proper size, speed rating and recommended inflation
pressures for the tires on your vehicle. It also gives
you
And, if you do have a heavy load, you should spread
important information aboutthe number of people that
can bein your vehicle and the total weight that you can it out. Don’t carry more than132 lbs. (60 kg) in
carry. This weight is calledthe Vehicle Capacity Weight, your trunk.
and includes the weightof all occupants, cargo andall
nonfactory-installed options.
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CAUTION:
Do not load your vehicleany heavier than the
GVWR, or either the maximum front or rear
GAWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle can
break, or itcan change the way your vehicle
handles. These could cause you
to lose control.
Also, overloading can shorten the life of
your vehicle.
If you put things inside your vehicle -- like suitcases,
tools, packages, or anything else -- they will go as fast
as the vehicle goes. If you have to stop or turn quickly,
or if there is a crash, they’ll keep going.
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Things you put inside your vehicle canstrike and
injure people in a sudden stopor turn,or in a crash.
Put things in thetrunk or rear area of your
vehicle. In a trunk, put them as far forward
as you can. Try to spread theweight evenly.
If you have fold-downrear seats, you’ll find
wall of your trunk.
four anchors on the back
You can use these anchorsto tie down lighter
loads. They’re not strong enoughfor heavy
things, however, so put them as far forward
as you can in thetrunk or rear area.
Never stack heavier things, like suitcases,
inside the vehicle so that some of them are
above the tops of the seats.
Don’t leavean unsecured childrestraint in
your vehicle.
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vehicle, secure it whenever you can.
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you
need to.
Towing a Trailer (Models with
2.4L Engine and 4-Speed
Automatic Transaxle)
Your vehicle can tow a trailer if it isequipped with a
2.4L engine and 4 speed automatic transaxle and the
proper trailer towing equipment. To identify what the
vehicle trailering capacity is for 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.
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If you don’t usethe correctequipment and drive
properly, you can lose control when you pull a
trailer. For example, if the traileris too heavy, the
brakes may not work well or even at all. You
and your passengers could be seriously
injured.
You may alsodamage your vehicle; the resulting
repairs would not be coveredby your warranty.
Pull a trailer only if you have followed all the
steps in this section. Askyour dealer for advice
and information about towing atrailer with
your vehicle.
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Do not tow a trailer if your vehicle is equipped with a
2.2L (Code 4) engine. You also cannot tow a trailer if
your vehicle is equipped with a manual or a three-speed
automatic transaxle, or is a convertible model.
That’s the reason for this part. In it are many
time-tested, important trailering tips and safety rules.
Many of these are important for your safety and that of
your passengers. So please read this section carefully
before you pull a trailer.
Load-pulling components such as the engine, transaxle,
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, the
trailer adds considerably to wind resistance, increasing
the pulling requirements.
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If You Do DecideTo Pull A Trailer
Three important considerations have todo with weight:
If you do, here are some important points:
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the weight of the trailer,
There are many different laws, including speed limit
the weight of the trailer tongue
restrictions, having todo with trailering. Make sure
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your rig will be legal, not only where you live but
also where you’ll be driving.A good source for this
Weight of the Trailer
information can bestate or provincial police.
How heavy can a trailer safely be?
Consider using a sway control.You can ask a hitch
It should never weigh more than1,000 lbs. (450 kg). But
dealer about sway controls.
even that can be too heavy.
Don’t tow a trailer at all during the first
1,000 miles
It depends on howyou plan to use your rig. For
(1 600 km) your new vehicle is driven.Your engine,
example,
speed, altitude, road grades, outside
axle or other parts could be damaged.
temperature and how much your vehicle is used to pull a
Then, during thefirst 500 miles (800 km)that you tow
on any
trailer are all important. And, it can also depend
a trailer, don’t drive over50 mph (80 km/h) and don’t
special equipment that you have on your vehicle.
make starts at full throttle. This helps your engine and
other partsof your vehicle wear in at the heavier loads. You can ask your dealer for our trailering information or
advice, or you can write us at:
Obey speed limit restrictions when towing a trailer.
Chevrolet Motor Division
Don’t drive faster than the maximum posted speed
Customer Assistance Center
55 mph (90 km/h)) to
for trailers (or no more than
P.O. Box 7047
save wear on your vehicle’s parts.
Troy, MI 48007-7047
Do not tow when the ambient temperature is above
100°F (38°C).
Do not tow morethan 1,000 miles (1 600 km)per year.
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In Canada, write to:
General Motorsof Canada Limited
Customer Communication Centre
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, Ontario L l H 8P7
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
The tongue load (A)of any trailer is an important
weight to measure becauseit affects the total or gross
weight of your vehicle. The Gross Vehicle Weight
(GVW) includes the curb weight of the vehicle, any
cargo you may carry in it, and the people whowill be
riding in the vehicle. And if you tow a trailer, you must
add the tongue loadto the GVW because your vehicle
will be carrying that weight, too.See “Loading Your
Vehicle” in the Index for more information about your
vehicle’s maximum loadcapacity.
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B
If you’re using a weight-carrying hitch, the trailer
tongue (A) should weigh 10 percent of the total loaded
trailer weight (B). If you have a weight-distributing
hitch, the trailer tongue (A) should weigh 12 percent of
the total loaded trailer weight (B).
After you’ve loaded your trailer, weigh the trailer and
then the tongue, separately, to see if the weights are
proper. If they aren’t, you may be able to getthem right
simply by moving some items around in
the trailer.
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Total Weight on Your Vehicle’s Tires
Safety Chains
Be sure your vehicle’s tires are inflatedto the upper limit
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 your rig.
And, never allow safety chains to drag on the ground.
for cold tires. You’ll find these numbers on the
Tie-Loading Information Label at the rear edge of the
driver’s door,or see “Loading Your Vehicle” in the Index.
Then be sureyou don’t go over the GVW limit for your
vehicle, including the weight of thetrailer tongue.
Hitches
It’s important to have the correct hitch equipment.
Crosswinds, large trucks going by and roughroads are a
few reasons why you’ll need the right hitch. Here are
some rules to follow:
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The rear bumper on your vehicle is not intended for
hitches. Do not attach rental hitches or other
bumper-type hitches to it. Use only a frame-mounted
hitch that does not attach to the bumper.
Will you have to make any holes in the body of your
vehicle when you install a trailer hitch? If you do,
then be sure to seal the holes later when you remove
the hitch. If you don’tseal them, deadly carbon
monoxide (CO) from your exhaust can get into your
vehicle (see “Carbon Monoxide” in the Index). Dirt
and water can, too.
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Trailer Brakes
Does your trailer have its own brakes? Be sure to read
and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so
you’ll be able to install, adjust and maintain them
properly. Because you have anti-lock brakes, do not try
to tap into your vehicle’s brake system. If you do, both
brake systems won’t work well, or at all.
Driving with a Trailer
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 feel of
handling and braking with the added weight of the
trailer. And always keep in mind that the vehicle you are
driving is now a good deal longer and not nearly as
responsive as your vehicle is by itself.
Before you start, check the trailer hitch and platform
(and attachments), safety chains, electrical connector,
lamps, tires and mirror adjustment. If the trailer has
electric brakes, start your vehicle and trailer moving and
then apply the trailer brake controller by hand to be sure
the brakes are working. This letsyou check your
electrical connection at the sametime.
During your trip, check occasionally to be sure that the
load is secure, and that the lamps and any trailer brakes
are still working.
Following Distance
Stay at least twice as far behind the vehicle ahead as you
would when driving your vehicle without a trailer. This
can help you avoid situations that require heavy braking
and sudden turns.
Passing
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 Turns
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 strikesoft shoulders,
curbs, road signs, treesor other objects. Avoid jerky or
sudden maneuvers. Signal well in advance.
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 gomuch farther beyond the
passed vehicle before you can return to your lane.
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Wrn Signals WhenTowing a Trailer
When you tow a trailer, your vehicle may need a
different turn signal flasher and/or extra wiring. Check
with your Chevrolet dealer. The green arrows on your
instrument panel will flash whenever you signal a turn
or lanechange. Properly hooked up, the trailer lamps
will also flash, telling other drivers you’re about to turn,
change lanes or stop.
When towing a trailer, 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 not. It’s
important to check occasionally to be sure the trailer
bulbs are still working.
Driving On Grades
NOTICE:
Do not tow on steep continuous grades exceeding
6 miles (9.6 km). Extended, higher than normal
engine and transaxle temperatures may result
and damage your vehicle. Frequent stops are
very importantto allow the engine and transaxle
to cool.
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 touse your brakes so much that
they would get hot and no longer work well.
On a long uphill grade, shift down and reduce your
speed to around 45 mph (70 km/h) to reduce the
possibility of engine and transaxle overheating.
Pay attention to the engine coolant gage. If the indicator
is in the red area, turn off the air conditioning (if you
have this option) to reduce engine load (see “Engine
Overheating” in the Index).
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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.
When You Are Ready to Leave After
Parking on aHill
1. Apply your regular brakes and hold the pedal down
while you:
Start your engine;
Shift into a gear; and
Release the parking brake.
2. Let up on the brake pedal.
2. Have someone place chocks under the trailer wheels. 3. Drive slowly until the traileris clear of the chocks.
3. When the wheel chocks are in place, release the
4. Stop and have someone pickup and store the chocks.
regular brakes until the chocks absorb the load.
4. Reapply the regular brakes. Then apply your parking
brake, and then shift to PARK
(P).
5 . Release the regular brakes.
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Maintenance When Trailer Towing
Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
Your vehicle will need service more often when you’re
pulling a trailer. Seethe Maintenance Schedulefor more
are especially important in trailer
on this. Things that
operation are automatic transaxle fluid (don’t overfill),
engine oil, drive belt, cooling system and brake
adjustment. Each of theseis covered in this manual, and
the Index will help you find them quickly.
If you’re
trailering, it’s a good idea to review these sections
before you start your trip.
Your cooling system may temporarily overheat during
severe operating conditions. See “Engine Overheating”
in the Index.
Check periodically to see that all hitch nuts and bolts
are tight.
Towing a Trailer (Except Models
with 2.4L Engine and 4-Speed
Automatic Transaxle)
Do not tow a trailerif your vehicle is:
a convertible model.
equipped with a 2.2L (Code 4) engine.
equipped with a manual transaxle or a three-speed
automatic transaxle.
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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.
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Hazard Warning Flashers
Other Warning Devices
Jump Starting
Towing Your Vehicle
Engine Overheating
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Cooling System
If a Tire Goes Flat
Changing a Flat Tire
Compact Spare Tire
If You’re Stuck: In Sand, Mud,
Ice or Snow
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Move the switch to the right
to make your front and rear
turn signal lamps flash on
and off.
Hazard Warning Flashers
Your hazard warning flashers work nomatter what
position your key is in, and even if the key isn’t in.
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To turn off the flashers, move the switch to the left.
When the hazard warning flashers areon, your turn
signals won’t work.
Your hazard warning flashers letyou warn others. They
also let police know you have a problem. Your front and
rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off.
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Other Warning Devices
NOTICE:
If you carry reflective triangles, you can set one up at
the side of the road about 300 feet (100 m) behind
your vehicle.
Ignoring these steps could result in costly damage
to your vehicle that wouldn’t be covered by
your warranty.
Trying to start your vehicle by pushingor puang
it won’t work, and itcould damage your vehicle.
Jump Starting
If your battery has run down, you may want to use
another vehicle and some jumper cables start
to your
vehicle. But please follow the steps below to do
it safely.
1. Check the other vehicle. It must have a 12-volt
battery with a negative ground system.
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Batteries can hurt you. They can be
dangerous because:
They contain acid that can burn you.
They contain gas that can explode or ignite.
They contain enough electricity to
burn you.
If you don’t follow thesesteps exactly, some
or all of these things can hurt you.
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NOTICE:
If the othersystem isn’ta 12-volt system witha
negative ground, both vehicles can be damaged.
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2. Get the vehicles close enoughso the jumper cables
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can reach, but be sure the vehicles aren’t touching
NOTICE:
each other. If they are, it could cause a ground
connection you don’t want. You wouldn’t be able to
If you leave your radio on,
it could be badly
start your vehicle, and
the bad grounding could
damaged. The repairs wouldn’t be covered by
damage the electrical systems.
your warranty.
To avoid the possibilityof the vehicles rolling, set
the parking brake firmly on both vehicles involved
4. Open the hoods and locate the batteries.
in thejump start procedure. Putan automatic
transaxle in PARK (P) or a manual transaxle in
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NEUTRAL (N) before setting the parking brake.
3. Turn off the ignition on both vehicles. Unplug
unnecessary accessories plugged into the cigarette
An electric fan can start up even when me engine
lighter. Turnoff all lamps that aren’t needed as well
is not running and can injure you. Keep hands,
as radios. This will avoid sparks andhelp save both
clothing and tools away from any underhood
batteries. In addition,it could save your radio.
electric fan.
5. Find the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals on
each battery.
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CAUTION:
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Using a match near a battery cancause battery
gas to explode, People have beenhurt doing this,
and some have been blinded,Use a flashlight if
you needmore light.
Be sure the battery has
enough water. You don’t
need to add water to the AC Delco [email protected]
battery installed in every new GM vehicle. But if
a battery hasfiller caps, be sure the right amount
of fluid is there. If it is low, add water to take care
of that first. If you don’t, explosive gas could
be present.
Battery fluid contains acid that can burnyou.
Don’t get it on you. If you accidentally getit in
your eyes or on your skin, flush the place with
water and get medicalhelp immediately.
6. Check that thejumper cables don’t have loose or
missing insulation.If they do, you could get a shock.
The vehicles could be damaged, too.
Before you connect the cables, here are some
(+) will go
basic things you should know. Positive
to positive (+) and negative (-) will go to a
metal engine part. Don’t connect positive(+) to
negative (-) or you’ll get a short that would
damage the battery and maybe other parts, too.
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Fans or other moving engineparts can injure
you
badly. Keepyour hands away from moving parts
once the engine is running.
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8. Don’t let the other end
touch metal. Connect it
to the positive (+)
terminal of the good
battery. Use a remote
positive (+) terminal if
the vehicle has one.
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7. Remove the red plastic cap, and connect the red
positive (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal
of the vehicle with the deadbattery. Use a remote
positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one.
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9. Now connect the black
negative (-) cable to
the good battery’s
negative (-) terminal.
Don’t let the other end
touch anything until the
next step. The otherend
of the negative cable
duesn ’t go to the
dead battery.
It goes to a heavy unpainted metal part on the engine
of the vehicle with the dead battery.
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10. Attach the cable at least18 inches (45 cm) away
from the deadbattery, but not near engine parts that
move. The electrical connection just
is asgood
there, but the chance of sparks getting backto the
battery is much less.
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Engine Part
B. Good Battery
C . Dead Battery
11. Now start the vehicle with the good battery and run
the engine fora while.
12. Try to start the vehicle with the dead battery.If it
won’t start after a few tries, it probably needs service.
13. Remove the cables in reverse order to prevent
electrical shorting. Take care that they don’t touch
each otheror any other metal.
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Towing Your Vehicle
Try to have a Chevrolet dealeror a professional towing
service tow your vehicle. They canprovide the right
equipment and know how to tow your vehicle without
damage. (See “Roadside Assistance” in the Index.)
If your vehicle has been changed or modified since it
was factory-new by adding aftermarket itemslike fog
lamps, aeroskirting, 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 with
sling-type equipment.
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That your vehicle cannot be towed from the rear with
the front wheels on the ground.
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That your vehicle has front-wheel drive.
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The make, model and year of your vehicle.
Whether you can still move the shift lever.
If there was an accident, what was damaged.
When the towing service arrives, let the tow operator
know that this manual contains detailed towing
instructions and illustrations. The operator may want to
see them.
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To help avoid injury to you or others:
0 Never let passengers ride in a vehiclethat is
being towed.
0 Never tow faster than safe or posted speeds.
0 Never tow with damaged parts not
fully secured.
0 Never get under your vehicle after it has
been lifted bythe tow truck.
0 Always secure the vehicle on each side with
separate safety chains when towing it.
0 Never use J-hooks. Use T-hooks instead.
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CAUTION:
A vehicle can fall from a car carrierif it isn’t
adequately secured. This can cause a collision,
serious personal injury andvehicle damage.The
vehicle should be tightly secured with
chains or
steel cables beforeit is transported.
Don’t use substitutes (ropes, leather straps,
canvas webbing, etc.)that can be cut by sharp
edges underneath the towed vehicle. Always use
T-hooks inserted in the T-hook slots. Never use
J-hooks. They will damage drivetrain and
suspension components.
When your vehicle isbeing towed, have the ignition key
turned to OFF. The steering wheel should be clamped in
a straight-ahead position, with a clamping device
designed for towing service. Do not use the vehicle’s
steering column lock for this. The transaxle should
be in
NEUTRAL (N) and the parking brake released.
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Front Towing
Attach T-hook chains into the slots in the bottom of the
floor pan, just behind the front wheels, on both sides.
These slots are to beused when loading and securing to
car-carrier equipment.
Before hooking up to a tow truck, be sure toread all
the information in “Towing Your Vehicle”earlier in
this section.
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NOTICE:
Do not tow with sling-typeequipment or
fascidfog lamp damage will occur. Use wheel-lift
or car-carrierequipment. Additionalramping
may be required for car-carrierequipment. Use
safety chains and wheel straps.
Towing a vehicle over roughsurfaces could
damage a vehicle. Damagecan occur from vehicle
to ground or vehicle to wheel-lift equipment. To
help avoid damage,install a towing dollyand
raise vehicle until adequate clearance is obtained
between the ground and/or wheel-lift equipment.
Do not attach winch cablesor J-hooks to
suspension components when using
car-carrier
equipment. Always use T-hooksinserted in the
T-hook slots.
Attach a separate safety chain around the outboard end
of each lower controlarm.
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Rear Towing
NOTICE:
Before hooking up to a tow truck, be sure
to read all the
information in “TowingYour Vehicle” earlier in this
section. Alsobe sure to use the proper hookup
for your
particular vehicle.
Towing dolly required under front wheels when
equipped with automatic transaxleor damage
will occur.
Attach T-hook chains on both sides in the slotted holes
in the bottomof the frame rail,just ahead of the rear
wheels. These slots are to be used when loading and
securing to car-carrier equipment.
Place thefront wheels on a towingdolly or place the
vehicle on a car carrier.
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NOTICE:
Do not tow your vehicle from the rearwith the
front wheels on the ground or your transaxle can
be damaged.Do not tow with sling-type
equipment or rear fascia willbe damaged. Use
wheel-lift or c a r carrier equipment. Additional
ramping may be required for car-carrier
equipment. Use safety chains and wheel straps.
Towing a vehicle overrough surfaces could
damage a vehicle. Damagecan occur from vehicle
to ground or vehicle to wheel-lift equipment. To
help avoid damage, install a towing dollyand
raise vehicle until adequate clearance is obtained
between the ground and/or wheel-lift equipment.
Do not attach winch cablesor J-hooks to
suspension components when using
car-carrier
equipment. Always use T-hooksinserted in the
T-hook slots.
Attach a separate safety chain to each side of the axle
inboard of the rear shock absorber attachment. (Do not
use the chain as a tie-down.)
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Engine Overheating
You will find a coolant temperature gage and a low
coolant warning light on your vehicle’s instrument
panel. See “Engine Coolant Temperature Gage” and
“Low Coolant Warning Light’’ in the Index.
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
Steam from an overheated enginecan burnyou
badly, evenif you just open the hood. Stayaway
from the engine if you seeor hear steam coming
from it. Just turn itoff and get everyoneaway
from the vehicle until it cools down. Waituntil
there is no sign of steam or coolant beforeyou
open the hood,
If you keepdriving when your engine is
overheated, the liquids in it can catch fire. You or
others could be badlyburned. Stop your engineif
it overheats, and get out of the vehicle until the
engine iscool.
NOTICE:
If your engine catchesfire because you keep
driving with no coolant, your vehicle can be
badly damaged,The costly repairs would not be
covered by yourwarranty.
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If you no longer have the overheat warning, you can
drive. Just to be safe, drive slowerfor about 10 minutes.
If you get the overheat warning butsee or hear no
If the warning doesn’t come back on, you can
steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes drive normally.
the engine can get little
a too hot when you:
If the warning continues, pull over, stop, and park your
Climb a long hill on a hot day.
vehicle rightaway.
0 Stop after high-speed driving.
If there’s still no sign of steam, youcan idle the engine
for two or three minutes while you’re parked,
to see if
0 Idle for long periods in traffic.
the warning stops. But then,if you still have the
0 Tow a trailer.
warning, turn oflthe engine and get everyoneout of the
If you get the overheat warning with no sign
of steam,
vehicle until it cools down.
try this for a minuteor so:
You may decide not tolift the hood butto get service
1. If you have an air conditioner, turnit off.
help right away.
2. Turn on your heater tofull hot at the highestfan
speed and openthe window as necessary.
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
3. If you’re in a trafficjam, shift to NEUTRAL (N);
otherwise, shift to the highest gear while
driving -- AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (D) for
four-speed automatic or DRIVE (D) for three-speed
automatic transaxles.
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Cooling System
When you decide it’s safe to lift the
hood, here’s what
you’ll see:
2.4L Engine
A. Coolant Surge Tank with Pressure Cap
B. Electric Engine Cooling Fan
2.2L Engine
A. Coolant Surge Tank with Pressure Cap
B. Electric Engine Cooling Fan
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If it isn’t, you may have a leak in the radiator hoses,
or somewhere else in
heater hoses, radiator, water pump
the cooling system.
An electric engine coolingfan under thehood can
start upeven whenthe engine is notrunning and
can injureyou. Keephands, clothing and tools
away from any underhood electric fan.
If the coolant inside the coolant surge tank
is boiling,
don’t do anything else until it cools down.
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and radiatorhoses, and othei - n g L
parts, can be very hot. Don’t touch them.If you
do, you can be burned.
Don’t run the engine if there is a leak.If you run
the engine, it could lose all coolant.That could
cause an engine fire, and you could beburned.
Get any leak fixed beforeyou drive thevehicle.
NOTICE:
Engine damage from running your engine
without coolant isn’t covered
by your warranty.
The coolant level should be at the
FULL COLD line.
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If there seems to beno leak, with the engine
on, check to
see if the electric engine cooling fan is running. If the
engine is overheating, the fan should be running.it If
isn’t, your vehicle needs service.
Steam and scalding liquids from a hot cooling
How toAdd Coolant to the Coolant
system can blow out and burnyou badly. They
are under pressure, and if you turn the coolant
Surge Tank
If you haven’t found a problem yet, but the coolant level surge tank pressure cap even alittle they
can come out at high speed. Neverturn the cap
isn’t at theFULL COLD mark, adda 50/50 mixture of
when the cooling system, includingthe coolant
clean water (preferably distilled) and [email protected]
coolant at the coolant surge tank, but be sure the cooling surge tank pressure cap, is hot. Wait for the
system, including the coolant surge tank pressure cap, is cooling systemand coolant surge tankpressure
cool before you doit. (See “Engine Coolant” in the
cap to cool if you ever have to turnthe
Index for more information.)
pressure cap.
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Adding onlyplain wirccr to your cooling system
can be dangerous.Plain water, or some other
liquid like alcohol,can boil beforethe proper
coolant mixture will. Your vehicle's coolant
warning system is set for the proper
coolant
mixture. Withplain water or the wrong mixture,
your engine could get too hot
but you wouldn't
get the overheat warning. Your engine could
catch fire andyou or others could beburned.
Use a 50/50 mixture of clean water and
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NOTICE:
In cold weather,water can freeze and crack the
engine, radiator, heater core and otherparts. So
use the recommended coolan-.
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You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot
engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol
and it will burn if the engine parts arehot
enough. Don't spillcoolant on ahot engine.
1. You can remove the coolant surge tank pressure cap
when the cooling system, including the coolant surge
tank pressure capand upper radiator hose, is no
longer hot.Turn the pressure cap slowly about
one-quarter turn to the left and then stop.
If you hear a hiss, wait for that to stop. A hiss means
there is still some pressureleft.
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2. Then keep turning the
pressure cap slowly,
and remove it.
3. Then fill the coolant surge tank with the proper
mixture, up to the FULL COLD mark.
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5. Then replace the
pressure cap.Be sure
the pressure cap is tight.
4. With the coolant surge tank pressure cap off, start the
engine and letit run until you canfeel the upper
radiator hose getting hot.
Watch out for the engine
cooling fan.
By this time,the coolant level inside the coolant
surge tank may be lower.
If the levelis lower, add
more of the proper mixture tothe coolant surge tank
until the level reaches theFULL COLD mark.
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Check the level in the surge tank when the cooling
system has cooled down.If the coolant isn't at the
proper level, repeat Steps1 to 3 and reinstall the
pressure cap orsee your dealer.
If a Tire Goes Flat
Changing a Flat Tire
It’s unusual for a tire to “blow out” while you’re
driving,
especially if you maintain your tires properly.
If air goes
to out slowly.
out of a tire, it’s much more likely leak
But if you should ever have a “blowout,” here are a few
tips about what to
expect and what to do:
If a tire goesflat, avoid further tire and wheel damage
by driving slowly to a level place. Turn on your hazard
w--+q- ‘?ashers.
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If a front tire fails, the flat tire will create a drag that
pulls the vehicle toward thatside. Take your footoff the
accelerator pedal and grip the steering wheel firmly.
Changing a tire can cause an injury. The vehicle
Steer to maintain lane position, and then gently brake to can slip off the jack androll overyou or other
a stop wellout of the trafficlane.
people. You and they could be badly
injured.
A rear blowout, particularly on a curve, acts much like a Find a level placeto change your tire. To help
prevent the vehicle from moving:
skid and may requirethe same correction you’d use in a
skid. In any rear blowout, remove your footfrom the
1. Set the parking brakefirmly.
accelerator pedal. Get the vehicle under control
by
2. Put anautomatic transaxle shift lever in
It may be
steering the wayyou want the vehicle to go.
PARK (P),or shift a manual transaxle to
very bumpy and noisy, but you can still steer. Gently
FIRST (1) or REVERSE (R).
brake to a stop-- well off the road if possible.
3. n r n off the engine.
If a tire goesflat, the next part shows howto use your
To be even more certain thevehicle won’t move,
jacking equipment to change flat
a tire safely.
you can putblocks at the front and rearof the
tire farthestaway from the one being changed.
That would bethe tireon the otherside of the
vehicle, at the opposite end.
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Removing the Spare Tire andTools
The equipment you’ll need
is in the trunk. Turn the
center retainer nut on the
compact spare coverto the
left to removeit.
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Lift and remove the cover.
See “Compact Spare Tire”
later in this section
for more information about the
compact spare.
The following steps will tell you how to use jack
the and
change a tire.
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Remove the jack and wheel wrench from thetrunk. Your
vehicle's jack and wheel wrench are stored in a foam
tray. Remove the band around the jack.
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Turn the wing bolt to the
left and remove it. Then
lift off the adapter and
remove the spare tire.
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The tools you'll be using include the jack(A) and
wheel wrench (B).
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Removing the FlatTire and Installing the
Spare Tire
1. Using the wheel wrench,
remove
the plastic
nut
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caps (if equipped).
2. On some models, a cover plate must be removed to
find the wheel nuts. Carefully use the wedge end of
the wheel wrench to pry it off.
Then use the wheel wrench to loosen all the wheel
nuts. Don’t remove them yet.
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A CAUTION:
G&ng under a vehicle wl1m it is JaLried uk1s
dangerous. If the vehicle slipsoff the jack,you
could be badly injured or killed. Never getunder
a vehicle whenit is supported only bya jack.
18” (46cm)
18‘ (46cm)
3. Near each wheel well is a notch in the frame which
the jack head fits in. The front notch is 9 inches
(23 cm) back from the front wheel well. The rear
notch is 8 inches (20 cm) forward from the rear
wheel well. As shown in the diagram, if your vehicle
has flared sidemoldings, both front and rear notches
are 18 inches (46 cm) fromthe wheel wells.
Position the jack and raise the jack head until it fits
firmly into the notch in the vehicle’s frame nearest
the flat tire. Put thecompact spare tire near you.
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Raising your vehicle withthe jack improperly
positioned can damage the vehicle and even
make the vehicle fall.To help avoid personal
injury andvehicle damage, besure tofit the jack
lift headinto the proper
location beforeraising
the vehicle.
4. Raise the vehicle by rotating the
jack handle to the
right. Raise the vehiclefar enough off the groundso
there is enough roomfor the spare tire tofit.
5. Remove all of the wheel nuts.
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6 . If you have a wheel cover, use your fingers to
carefully pull the wheel cover from the wheel. Then
remove the flat tire.
7. Remove any rust or dirt
from the wheel bolts,
mounting surfaces and
spare wheel.
Never use oilor grease on studs or nuts. If you
do, the nuts might comeloose, Your wheel could
fall off, causing a serious accident,
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Rust or dirt on the w t d , or on thc
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which it is fastened, can make the wheel nuts
become looseafter a time. The wheel could come
off and cause an accident. When you change a
wheel, remove any rust or dirt from the places
where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an
emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towel
to dothis; but be sure touse a scraper orwire
brush later, if you need to,to get all the rustor
dirt off.
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8. Place the spare on the
wheel-mounting
surface. Replace the
wheel nuts with the
rounded end of the nuts
toward the wheel.
Tighten each nut by
hand or with the wheel
wrench until the wheel
is held against the hub.
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Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly tightened
wheel nuts can cause the wheel to become loose
and even come off.This could leadto an accident.
Be sure to use the correct wheel nuts.If you have
to replace them,be sure toget newGM original
equipment wheel nuts.
Stop somewhere as soon as you can and have the
nuts tightened with atorque wrench to 100 lb-ft
(140 Nem).
9. Lower the vehicleby rotating thejack handle to the
left. Lower thejack completely.
10. Tighten the wheel nuts
firmly in a crisscross
sequence, as shown.
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NOTICE:
Improperly tightened wheelnuts can leadto
brake pulsation and rotor damage. To avoid
expensive brake repairs, evenly tightenthe wheel
nuts in the propersequence and to the proper
torque specification.
Store the wheel cover and wheel nut caps in the trunk
until you havethe flat tire repaired or replaced.
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I NOTICE:
Wheel covers won’tfit on your compact spare.If
you try to put a wheel cover on your compact
spare, you could damagethe cover or the spare.
Storing the Flat Tire and Tools
Storing a jack, a tire orother equipment in the
passenger compartmentof the vehicle could
cause injury.In a sudden stopor collision, loose
equipment couldstrike someone. Store all these
in the proper place.
A.Wrench
B. Jack
C. Flat Road Tire
D. Adapter
E. Extension
E WingBolt
(Extension Installed)
G. Cover
H. Nut
Store the flat tire in the compact
spare tire compartment
and secure the adapter, extension (aluminum wheel
only) and wing bolt.Store the jack and wheel wrench in
the foam tray.
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Storing the Spare Tire and
Tools
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Storing a jack, a tire or other equipment in the
passenger compartmentof the vehicle could
cause injury. In a sudden stop or collision, loose
equipment could strike someone. Store all these
in the proper place.
The compact spare isfor temporary use only. Replace
the compact sparetire with a full-size tireas soon as you
in the Index. See the
can. See “Compact Spare Tire”
storage instructions label to replace your compact spare
A.Wrench
into your trunk properly.
B.Jack
C. Spare Tire
D. Adapter
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E. Wing Bolt
E Cover
G. Nut
Compact Spare Tire
Although the compact spare tire was fully inflated when
your vehicle was new,it can lose air aftera time. Check
the inflation pressure regularly. It should 60
be psi
(420 Wa).
After installing the compact spare on your vehicle,
you should stop as soon as possible and make sure
your sparetire is correctly inflated.The compact
spare is made to perform wellat speeds up to65 mph
( 105 km/h) for distances up to3,000 miles (5 000 km),
so you can finish yourtrip and have your full-size tire
repaired or replaced where you want.Of course, it’s
best to replace your spare with
a full-size tire as soon
as you can. Your spare will last longer and be in good
shape in caseyou need it again.
NOTICE:
When the compact spare is installed, don’ttake
your vehicle through an automatic car wash with
guide rails. The compact spare can getcaught on
the rails. That can damage the tire andwheel,
and maybe other partsof your vehicle.
Don’t use your compact spare on other vehicles.
And don’t mix your compact spare tireor wheel with
other wheels or tires. They won’tfit. Keep your spare
tire and its wheel together.
NOTICE:
Tire chains won’t fit your compact spare. Using
them can damage your vehicle and candamage
the chains too. Don’t use tire chains on your
compact spare.
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If You’re Stuck: In Sand, Mud,
Ice or Snow
NOTICE:
What you don’t want to do when your vehicle is stuck is Spinning your wheels can destroyparts of your
to spin your wheelstoo fast. The method known as
vehicle as well as the tires. If you spin the wheels
“rocking” can help you get
out when you’re stuck, but
too fast while shiftingyour transaxle back and
you must use caution.
forth, you can destrov vourtransaxle.
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If you let your tires spin at high speed, theycan
explode, and you or others could beinjured. And,
the transaxle or other partsof the vehicle can
overheat. That could causean engine
compartment fire or other damage. When you’re
stuck, spin the wheels as little as possible. Don’t
spin the wheels above35 mph (55 km/h) as shown
on the speedometer.
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For information about using tire chains on your
vekfe,
see “Tire Chains” in the Index.
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
First, turn your steering wheel left and right. That will
clear the area around your front wheels. Then shift back
and forth between REVERSE (R) and a forward gear
(1) or
(or with a manual transaxle, between FIRST
SECOND ( 2 ) and REVERSE (R)), spinning the wheels
(If your vehicle has the Enhanced
as little as possible.
Traction System, shift back and forth between
REVERSE (R) and FIRST(1) or SECOND (2),
spinning the wheels aslittle as possible.) Release the
accelerator pedal whileyou shift, and press lightly on
the accelerator pedal when the transaxle is in gear. If
you may need
that doesn’t getyou out after a few tries,
to be towed out. If you do need to be towed out, see
“Towing Your Vehicle” inthe Index.
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0 Section 6
ServiceandAppearanceCare
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Here you will find information about the
care of your vehicle. This section begins with service and fuel informatio
and thenit shows how to check important
fluid and lubricantlevels. There is also technical information about your
vehicle, and a part devoted its
to appearance care.
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Service
Fuel
Fuels in Foreign Countries
Filling Your Tank
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
Checking Things Underthe Hood
Engine Oil
Air Cleaner
Automatic Transaxle Fluid (Three-SpeedOnly)
Automatic Transaxle Fluid (Four-Speed Only)
Manual Transaxle Fluid
Hydraulic Clutch
Engine Coolant
Surge Tank Pressure Cap
Thermostat
Power Steering Fluid
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Windshield Washer Fluid
Brakes
Battery
Bulb Replacement
Tires
Appearance Care
Cleaning the Insideof Your Vehicle
Care of Safety Belts
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
Cleaning Your Convertible Top
Vehicle Identification Number(VIN)
Electrical System
Replacement Bulbs
Capacities and Specifications
Air Conditioning Refrigerants
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
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Service
Doing Your Own Service Work
Your dealer knows your vehicle best and wants you to
be happy withit. We hope you’ll go to your dealer for
all your service needs. You’ll get genuine
GM parts and
GM-trained and supportedservice people.
If you want to do someof your own service work, you’ll
want to use the proper Chevrolet Service Manual.
It tells
you much more about how to service your vehicle
than
this manual can.To order the proper service manual. see
“Service and Owner Publications” in the Index.
We hope you’ll wantto keep your GM vehicle all GM.
Genuine GM parts haveone of these marks:
Genuine
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Your vehicle has an air bag system. Before attempting to
do your own service work,see “Servicing Your Air
Bag-Equipped Vehicle” in the Index.
You should keep a record with all parts receipts and list
the mileage and the
date of any service work you
perform. See “Maintenance Record” in the Index.
Fuel
You can be injureu and p u r vehicle could be
damaged if you try to do service work on a
vehicle without knowing enough
about it.
Be sure you have suffkient knowledge,
experience, theproper replacement parts
and tools beforeyou attempt any vehicle
maintenance task.
0 Be sure to use the proper nuts, bolts and
other fasteners. “English”and 6Lmetric’’
If you use
fasteners can be easily confused,
the wrong fasteners,parts can later break
or fall off. You couldbe hurt.
Adding Equipment tothe Outside of
Your Vehicle
Things you might add to
the outside of your vehicle can
affect the airflow aroundit. This may cause wind noise
and affect windshield washer performance. Check with
your dealer before adding equipment the
to outside of
your vehicle.
Use regular unleaded gasoline rated 87
at octane or
higher. At a minimum,it should meet specifications
ASTM D4814 in the UnitedStates and CGSB 3.5-M93
in Canada. Improved gasoline specifications have been
developed by the American Automobile Manufacturers
Association (AAMA) for better vehicle performance
AAMA
and engine protection. Gasolines meeting the
specification could provide improved driveability and
emission control system protection compared to
other gasolines.
Be sure the posted octaneis at least 87. If the octaneis
less than 87, you may get a heavy knocking noise when
you drive. If it’s bad enough, it can damage your engine.
If you’re using fuel rated 87
at octane or higher and you
hear heavy knocking, yourengine needs service. But
don’t worryif you hear alittle 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 getrid
of pinging. It’s the heavy, constant knock that means
you have a problem.
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If your vehicleis certified to meet California Emission To provide cleaner air, all gasolines in the United States
are now required to contain additives that will help
Standards (indicated onthe underhood emission control
prevent deposits from forming in your engine and fuel
label), it is designedto operate onfuels that meet
California specifications.If such fuels are not available
to
system, allowing your emission control system
in states adopting California emissions standards, your
function properly. Therefore, you should not have to add
anything tothe fuel. In addition, gasolines containing
vehicle will operate satisfactorily on fuels meeting
federal specifications, but emission control system
oxygenates, such as ethers and ethanol, and
reformulated gasolines may be available in your
area to
performance may be affected.The malfunction indicator
lamp on your instrument panel may turn on and/or your help clean the air. General Motors recommends that you
vehicle mayfail a smog-check test. If this occurs, return use these gasolines if they comply with the
specifications described earlier.
to your authorized Chevrolet dealer
for diagnosis to
it is
determine the causeof failure. In the event
of
determined thatthe cause of the condition is the type
NOTICE:
fuels used, repairs may not be covered
by your warranty.
Some gasolines thatare not reformulated for low
Your vehicle was not designed for fuel that
emissions containan octane-enhancing additive called
contains methanol. Don’t use it. It can corrode
methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl (MMT);
ask your service station operator whether or not his fuel metal parts in your fuel system and also damage
contains MMT. General Motors does not recommend the plastic and rubber parts. That damage wouldn’t
use of such gasolines.If fuels containing MMT are used,
be covered under your warranty.
spark pluglife may be reduced and your emission
control system performance may
be affected. The
malfunction indicator lamp on your instrument panel
may turn on. If this occurs, return
to your authorized
Chevrolet dealerfor service.
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Fuels in Foreign Countries
Filli~ : YourTank
If you planon driving in another country outsidethe
United States or Canada, the proper fuel may be hard to
find. Never use leaded gasoline or any other
fuel not
recommended in the previous text on fuel. Costly repairs
caused by useof improper fuel wouldn’t be covered
by
your warranty.
To check on fuel availability, ask an autoclub, or
contact a majoroil company that does businessin the
country where you’ll be driving.
You can also write us at
the following addressfor
advice. Just tell us where you’re going and
give your
Vehicle Identification Number(VIN).
General Motors Overseas Distribution Corporation
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, OntarioLlH 8P7
Gasoline vapor is highly flammable. It burns
very bad injuries.
violently, and that can cause
gasoline or refueling
Don’t smoke if you’re near
your vehicle. Keep sparks, flames and smoking
materials away from gasoline.
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If you get gasolineon yourself and then
something ignites it,you could be badlyburned.
Gasoline canspray outon youif you openthe
fuel fillercap too quickly. This spray can happen
if your tank is nearly full, and is more likely in
hot weather. Openthe fuel filler cap slowly and
wait for any “hiss” noiseto stop. Then unscrew
the cap all the way.
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The capis behind a hinged door on the right side of
your vehicle.
While refueling, hang the tethered cap inside the fuel
door by placing the fuel capstrap in the strap hanger.
To remove the cap, turnit slowly to the left
(counterclockwise). The cap has a springit;inif you let
go of the cap too soon, it will spring back
to the right.
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Be careful not to spill gasoline. Clean gasoline
painted surfaces as soon as possible. See “Cleaning the
Outside of Your Vehicle” in the Index.
When you put the cap back on,turn it to the right
(clockwise) untilyou hear a clicking sound. Make sure
you fully installthe cap. The diagnostic system can
determine if the he1 cap has been leftoff or improperly
installed. This would allow fuelto evaporate into the
atmosphere. See “Malfunction IndicatorLamp” in
the Index.
NOTICE:
If you need a new cap, besure to getthe right
type. Your dealer can get one
for you. If you get
the wrong type,it may notfit properly. This may
cause your malfunction indicator lamp
to light
and your fueltank and emissions system may be
damaged. See “MalfunctionIndicator Lamp” in
the Index.
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
Never fill a portable fuel containerwhile it is in
your vehicle. Static electricity discharge from the
container can ignite the gasoline
vapor. You can
be badly burnedand your vehicle damaged if this
occurs. To help avoidinjury to you and others:
Dispense gasoline only into approved
containers.
Do not fill a container while it is inside a
vehicle, ina vehicle’s trunk, pickup bedor
on any surfaceother than the ground.
Bring the fill nozzle in contact with the
inside of the fill opening before operating
the nozzle. Contact should be maintained
until the filling complete.
is
Don’t smoke while pumping gasoline.
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Zhecking Things Under the Hood
A CAUTION:
An electric fan under the
hood can start up and
injure you even whenthe engine is not running.
Keep hands, clothing and tools away from any
underhood electric fan.
A CAUTION:
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Things that burncan get on hot engineparts and
start a fire. These includeliquids like gasoline,
oil, coolant,brake fluid, windshield washerand
other fluids, and plastic or rubber. You or others
could beburned. Be careful not to drop orspill
things that will burn onto a hot engine.
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The following sections tell you how to check fluids,
lubricants and important parts underhood.
Hood Release
To open the hood, first pull
the handle inside the vehicle
on the driver’s side under
the instrument panel.
Then go to the front of the vehicle andlift the secondary
hood release handle.
To make sure thatthe secondary hood release handle
works properly, lubricate the hood latch
at least once
a year.
Before closing the hood, be sure the
all filler caps are on
properly. Thenlift the hood to relieve pressure on the
hood prop. Remove the hood prop from the in
slot
the
hood and return the prop its
to retainer. Lowerthe hood
8 to 10 inches (20 to 25 cm) above the vehicle and
the
release so that it will latch fully. Check to make sure
hood is closed and repeat if necessary.
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2.2L Engine (Code 4)
When you open the hood, you'll see:
A.
B.
C.
D.
Coolant Surge Tank
Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
Engine Oil Fill CapDipstick
Brake Fluid Reservoir
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E. Hydraulic Clutch Fluid
Reservoir (If Equipped)
F. Automatic Transaxle Fluid
Dipstick (If Equipped)
G. Air Cleaner
H. Battery
1. Windshield Washer
Fluid Reservoir
2.4L Engine (Code T)
When you open the hood, you'll see:
A. Coolant Surge Tank
B. Engine Oil Fill Cap
C. Engine Oil Dipstick
D. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
E. Brake Fluid Reservoir
F. Hydraulic Clutch Fluid
Reservoir (If Equipped)
G. Battery
H. Air Cleaner
I. Windshield Washer
Fluid Reservoir
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Engine Oil
It's a good idea to check your engine oilevery time you
get fuel.In order to getan accurate reading, the oilmust
be on level ground.
be warm and the vehicle must
Check the oil hereif you
have a 2.2L engine.
Check the oil here if you have a 2.4L engine. The
dipstick's handle will be a yellow ring.
Turn off the engineand give the oil a few minutes to
drain back into the oil pan. If you don't, the oil dipstick
might notshow the actual level.
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Checking Engine Oil
Pull out thedipstick and clean it with a paper towel or
cloth, then push it back in all the way. Remove it again.
keeping the tip down, andcheck the level.
I NOTICE:
Don’t add too much oil.
If your engine hasso
much oil that the oil level
gets above the upper
mark that shows the proper operating range,
your engine could be damaged.
When to Add Engine Oil
If the oil isat or below the ADD mark, then you’ll need
to add at least one quartof oil. But you must use the
right kind. This part explains what kind of oil to use. For
crankcase capacity, see “Capacities and Specifications”
in the Index.
This is where you add oil if you have a 2.2L engine.
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What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
Oils recommended for your vehicle can be identified by
looking for the “Starburst” symbol. This symbol
indicates that the oil has been certified by the American
Petroleum Institute (API). Do not use any oil which
does not carry this Starburst symbol.
If you change your own
oil, be sure you use oil
that has the Starburst
symbol on thefront of
the oil container.
This is where you add oil if you have a 2.4L engine.
Be sureto fill it enough to putthe level somewherein
the proper operatingrange. Push the dipstick all the way
back in when you’re through.
If you have your oil changed for you, be sure the oil put
into your engine isAmerican Petroleum Institute
certified for gasoline engines.
You should also usethe proper viscosity oil for your
vehicle, as shown in the following chart:
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RECOMMENDED UlSCOSlTV
SAE GRADE
ENGINE OILS
FOR BEST FUEL ECONOMY AND COLD STARTING, SELECT THE LOWEST
SAL VISCOSITY GRADE OIL FOR THE EXPECTEDTEMPERATURERANGE.
WOK
FOR THIS
SYMBOL
HOT
WEATHER
NOTICE:
Use only engine oil with the American Petroleum
Institute Certified For Gasoline Engines
"Starburst" symbol. Failureto use the
recommended oil can result in engine damage not
covered by your warranty.
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As shown in the chart,SAE 5W-30 is best for your
vehicle. However, you can use SAE low-30 if it's going
an oil
to be0" F (- 18" C)or above. These numbers on
container show its viscosity, or thickness.Do not use
other viscosity oils, suchas SAE 20W-50.
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GM [email protected] oil meets all the requirements
for
your vehicle.
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If you are in an area where the temperature falls below
-20°F (-29"C),consider using either an S A E 5W-30
synthetic oilor an SAE OW-30 oil. Both will provide
easier cold starting and better protection
for your engine
at extremely low temperatures.
SAE CW-30
PREFERRED
/
COLD
WEATHER
DO NOT USE SAE 2OW-50 OR ANY OTHER
GRADE OIL NOT RECOMMENDED
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Engine Oil Additives
Don’t add anything to your oil. Your dealer is ready to
advise if you think something should be added.
When to Change EngineOil
If any oneof these is true for you, use the short tripkity
maintenance schedule:
e Most trips are lessthan 5 to 10 miles (8 to 16 km).
This is particularly important when outside
temperatures are below freezing.
e Most trips include extensive
idling (such as frequent
driving in stop-and-go traffic).
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Most tripsare through dusty areas.
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You frequently tow a trailer or use a carrier on top of
your vehicle.
e The vehicle is used for delivery service,police, taxi
or other commercial application.
Driving under these conditions causes engine to
oil
break downsooner. If any one of these is true foryour
vehicle, then you need to change your oil and filter
every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or 3 months -- whichever
occurs first.
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If none of them is true, use the longtriphighway
maintenance schedule. Change the oiland filter every
7,500 miles (12 500 km) or 12 months -- whichever
occurs first.Driving a vehicle with a fully warmed
engine under highway conditions causes engine oil
to
break down slower.
Wh . ~ 1:I Do with Used Oil
Did you know that used engine oil containscertain
elements that may be unhealthy for your skin and could
even cause cancer?Don’t let used oil stay on yourskin
for very long. Cleanyour skin and nails with soap and
water, or a good hand cleaner. Wash or properly throw
away clothing or rags containing used engine oil. (See
the manufacturer’s warnings about theuse 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 disposeof oil
by putting it in the trash, pouring it on the ground, into
sewers, or into streams orbodies 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 yourdealer, a service station or a local recycling
center for help.
Air Cleaner
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The air cleaner is located on the driver’s side of the
engine compartment near the battery.
To check or replace the filter, remove the screws that
hold the cover on and lift the cover.Be sure to reinstall
the air cleaner filter and replace the cover tightly.
Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine when to
replace the air filter.
See “Scheduled Maintenance Services” in the Index.
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Automatic Transaxle Fluid
(Three-Speed Only)
Operating the engine withthe air cleaner off can
cause you or others to be burned. The air cleaner
not only cleansthe air, it stops flame if the engine
backfires. If it isn’t there, and theengine
backfires, you could be burned. Don’t drive with
it off, and be careful working onthe engine with
the air cleaner off.
When to Check and Change
A good time to check your automatic transaxle fluid
level is when the engine oil is changed.
Change both the fluid and
filter every 50,000 miles
(83 000 km) 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.
NOTICE:
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If the air cleaner is off, a backfire can cause a
damaging engine fire. And,dirt can easily get
into your engine, which willdamage it. Always
have the air cleaner in place whenyou’re driving.
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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, the fluid and filter
do not require changing.
See “Scheduled Maintenance Services’’ in the Index.
How to Check
In heavy traffic -- especially in hot weather.
Because this operation can be a little difficult, you may
choose to havethis done at your Chevrolet dealership
Service Department.
While pulling a trailer.
If you do it yourself, be sure to follow all the instructions
here, or you could get a false reading on the dipstick.
NOTICE:
To get the right reading, the fluid should be at normal
operating temperature, which is 180°F to 200 "F
(82°C to 93°C).
Get the vehicle warmed up by driving about 15 miles
(24 km) when outside temperatures are above 50°F
(10°C). If it's colder than 50°F (lO"C), you may
have to drive longer.
Too much or too little fluid can damage your
Checking the Fluid Level
transaxle. Too much can mean that some of the
0 Park your vehicle on a level place. Keep the
fluid could come out and fall on hot engine parts
engine running.
or exhaust system parts, starting a fire. Be sure to
0 With the parking brake applied, place the shift lever
get an accurate reading if you check your
in PARK (P).
transaxle fluid.
0 With your footon the brake pedal, move the shift
lever through each gear range, pausing for about
Wait at least30 minutes before checking the transaxle
three seconds in each range. Then, position the shift
fluid level if you have been driving:
lever inPARK (P).
0 When outside temperatures are above 90°F (32°C).
0 Let the engine run at idle forthree to five minutes.
0 At high speed for quite a while.
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Then, without shuttingoff the engine, follow these steps:
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1. If you have a three speed
automatic transaxle, the
handle on the transaxle
dipstick is a red ring.
Pull out the dipstick and
wipe it with aclean 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. The fluid
level must be in the
cross-hatched area.
4. If the fluid level is in the acceptable range, push the
dipstick back in all the way.
How to Add Fluid
Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what
kind of transaxle fluid to use. See “Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants” in the Index.
If the fluid level is low, add only enough of the proper
fluid to bring the level into the cross-hatched area on
the dipstick.
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1. Pull out the dipstick.
2. Using a long-neck funnel, add enough fluid at the
dipstick hole to bring
it to the proper level.
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
(Four-Speed Only)
It is not necessaryto check the transaxle fluidlevel.
Itdoesn’ttakemuchfluid,generallylessthanAtransaxlefluidleak
is the onlyreason for fluid loss.
one
pint (0.5 L). Don’t ove$ZZ.
Ifleak
aoccurs,
take
the
vehicle
your
toChevrolet
dealership Service Department and have
it repaired as
soon as possible. You may also have your fluid level
NOTICE:
checked by your dealer or service center when you have
your oil changed.
We recommend you use only fluid labeled
Change both the fluid andfilter every 50,000 miles
[email protected],because fluid with that label is
(83 000 km)if the vehicleis mainly driven underone or
made especially for your automatic transaxle.
more of these conditions:
Damage caused by fluid other than
DEXRON-I11
0 In heavy city traffic where the outside temperature
is not covered by your new vehicle warranty.
regularly reaches90 O F (32O C ) or higher.
3. After adding fluid, recheck the fluid level as
described
under
“How
Check.”
to
4. When the correct fluid level is obtained, push the
dipstick back in allthe way.
In hilly or mountainous terrain.
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When
doing
frequent
trailer
towing.
Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service.
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If you do nor use your vehicleunder any of these
conditions, the fluid and filter do not require changing.
NOTICE:
We recommend you use only fluid labeled
DEXR0N'-111, because fluid withthat label is
made especially for your automatic transaxle.
Damage causedby fluid other thanDEXRON-I11
is not covered byyour new vehiclewarranty.
How to Check
Because thisoperation can be a little difficult, you may
choose to have this doneat your Chevrolet dealership
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.
ITICE:
Manual Transaxle Fluid
When to Check
A good time to have it checked is when the engine oil is
changed. However, the fluid in yourmanual transaxle
doesn't require changing.
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Too much or too little fluid can damage your
manual transaxle. Too much can mean that some
of the fluid could comeout andfall on hot engine
parts or exhaust system parts, startinga fire. Be
sure to get an accuratereading if you check your
transaxle fluid.
Check thefluid level only when your engine is off, the
vehicle is parked on a level place and the manual
transaxle is coolenough for you to rest your fingers on
the transaxle case.
Then, follow these steps:
1. The manual transaxle
dipstick is located
below the brake
master cylinder, near
the rear of the
transaxle case. Flip the
handle up and then
pull out the dipstick
and clean it with a rag
or paper towel.
2. Push it back in all the way and remove it.
3. Check both sides of the dipstick and read the lower
level. The fluid level must be between the ADD and
FULL marks. (Note: Fluid may appear at the bottom
of the dipstick even when the fluid level is several
pints low.)
4. If the fluid level is where it should be, push the
dipstick back in all the way and flip the handle
down. If the fluid level is low, add more fluid as
described in the next steps.
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How to Add Fluid
When to Checkand What to Use
Here’s how to add fluid. Refer to the Maintenance
Schedule to determine what kind
of fluid to use. See
“Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in the Index.
1. Remove the dipstick by flipping the handle up and
then pulling the dipstick out.
2. Add fluid at the dipstick hole.
Add only enough fluid to bring the fluid level up to
the FULL mark onthe dipstick.
3. Push the dipstick back in all the way; then flip the
handle down to lock the dipstick in place.
Hydraulic Clutch
The hydraulic clutch linkagein your vehicle is
self-adjusting. The clutch master cylinder reservoir
is
filled with hydraulic clutch
fluid.
It isn’t a good idea to “top
off’ your clutchfluid. Adding
fluid won’t correct a leak.
A fluid lossin this system could indicate a problem.
Have the system inspected and repaired.
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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 andfor the proper fluid. See
“Owner Checks and Services” and “Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants” in the Index.
How to Check
Protect against rust and corrosion.
You do not need to checkthe fluid level unlessyou
suspect a clutch problem. To check the fluidlevel, take
the capoff. If the fluid reachesthe step inside the
reservoir, the fluid level is correct.
Help keep the proper engine temperature.
Engine Coolant
NOTICE:
The cooling s stem in your vehicle is filled with
DEX-COOL engine coolant.This coolant is designed
to remain in your vehiclefor 5 years or 150,000 miles
(240 000 km) whichever occursfirst, if you add only
DEX-COOL’ extended life coolant.
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The following explains your cooling system and how
to add coolant whenit is low. If you havea problem
with engine overheating, see “Engine Overheating” in
the Index.
A 50/50 mixture of water and [email protected]
coolant will:
Give freezing protection down to-34°F (-37°C).
Let the warning lights and gages work as
they should.
When adding coolant, it is important thatyou
use [email protected](silicate-free) coolant.
If coolant other thanDEX-COOL isadded to
the system, premature engine, heater core or
radiator corrosion may result.In addition, the
engine coolantwill require change sooner at
30,000 miles (50 000 km) or 24 months,
whichever occurs first. Damage causedby the
use of coolant other [email protected] not
covered by your new vehiclewarranty.
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Give boiling protection up to265 “F (129°C).
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What to Use
Use a mixture of one-half clean water (preferably
distilled) and one-half [email protected] which
won’t damage aluminum parts. If you use this mixture,
you don’t need to add anything else.
Adding only plainwater to your cooling system
can be dangerous.Plain water, or some other
liquid like alcohol,can boil beforethe proper
coolant mixture will. Your vehicle’s coolant
warning system isset for the proper coolant
mixture. With plainwater or the wrong mixture,
your engine could get too
hot but you wouldn’t
get the overheat warning. Your engine could
catch fire and you or others could beburned.
Use a 50/50 mixture of clean water and
[email protected]
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NOTICE:
If you usean improper coolant mixture,your
engine couldoverheat and be badly damaged.
The repair cost wouldn’t be covered byyour
warranty. Too much water in the mixture can
freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core
and otherparts.
If you have to add coolant more than four times a year,
have your dealer check your cooling system.
NOTICE:
If you usethe proper coolant, you don’t haveto
add extrainhibitors or additives which claimto
improve the system. Thesecan be harmful.
Checking Coolant
A CAUTION:
Thrning the surge tank pressure cap when the
engine and radiator are hot can allow steam and
scalding liquids to blow out and burn you badly.
Never turn the surge tank pressure cap even a
little when the engine and radiator are hot.
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When your engineis cold, the coolantlevel should be at
the FULL COLD mark.
If the light comeson, it
means you’re low on
engine coolant.
The surge tank is located on the passenger’s side of the
engine compartment.
See “Low Coolant Light”
in the Index.
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Adding Coolant
If you need more coolant, add the proper
[email protected]
coolant mixtureat the surge tank, but only when the
engine is cool.
Surge Tank Pressure Cap
NOTICE:
Your surge tank cap is a 15 psi (105 kPa)
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You can be burned if you spill coolant on
hot
engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol,
and it will burn if the engine parts arehot
enough. Don’t spill coolant on a hot engine.
When replacing the pressure cap, make sure
it is tight.
pressure-type cap andmust be tightly installedto
prevent coolant loss and possible engine damage
from overheating.
When you replace your surge tank pressure cap,
a GM
cap is recommended.
Thermostat
Engine coolant temperature is controlled
by a thermostat
in the engine coolant system.The thermostat stops the
flow of coolant through the radiator until the coolant
reaches a preset temperature.
When you replace your thermostat, an ACDelco
thermostat is recommended.
Power Steering Fluid
How To Check Power Steering Fluid
When the engine compartmentis cool, wipe the cap and
the top of the reservoir clean, then unscrew the cap and
wipe the dipstick with a clean rag. Replace the cap and
completely tighten it. Then remove the cap again and
look at the fluid level on the dipstick.
The level should be at the “C” mark. If necessary, add
only enough fluid to bring the level up to the mark.
What to Use
To determine what kind of fluid to use, see
“Recommended Fluidsand Lubricants” in the Index.
Always use the proper fluid. Failure to use the proper
fluid can cause leaksand damage hoses and seals.
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
It is notnecessary to regularly check power steering
fluid unless you suspect there is a leak in the system or
you hear an unusualnoise. A fluid lossin this system
could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected
and repaired.
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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.
NOTICE:
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Adding Washer Fluid
Open the cap labeled
WASHER FLUID ONLY.
Add washer fluid until the
tank is full.
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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 parts of the washer system. Also,
water doesn’t cleanas well as washer fluid.
Fill your washer fluid tank only
three-quarters full whenit’s very cold. This
allows for expansion if freezing occurs,
which could damagethe tank if it is
completely full.
Don’t use engine coolant (antifreeze)in
your windshield washer.It can damage
your washer systemand paint.
Brakes
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
Brake Fluid
when your linings are worn, then you’ll have too much
fluid when you get new brake linings. You should add
(or remove) brake fluid, as necessary, only when work is
done on the brake hydraulic system.
Your brake master
cylinder reservoir is
here. It isfilled with
DOT-3 brake fluid.
If you have too much brake fluid, it can spill on
the engine. The fluid will burn if the engine is
hot enough.You or others couldbe burned, and
your vehicle could be damaged. Add brake
fluid only when work is done on the brake
hydraulic system.
There areonly two reasons why the brake fluid level in
the reservoir might go down. The first is that the brake
fluid goes down to an acceptable level during normal
brake lining wear. When new linings are put in, the fluid
level goes back up. The other reason is that fluid is
leaking out of the brake system. If it is, you should have
your brake system fixed, since a leak means that
sooner or later your brakes won’t work well, or won’t
work at all.
V“-en your brake fluid falls to a low level, your brake
warning light will come on. See “Brake System Warning
Light” in the Index.
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What toAdd
NOTICE:
When you do need brake fluid, use only
DOT-3 brake
fluid -- such as Delco Supreme11 (GM Part
No. 12377967). Use new brake fluid from a sealed
container only.
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Always clean the brake fluid reservoir cap
and the area
around the cap before removing
it. This will help keep
dirt from entering the reservoir.
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With the wrong kind of fluid
in your brake
system, your brakes may not work
well, or they
may not even workat all. This could cause a
crash. Always use theproper brake fluid.
Using the wrong fluid can badly damage
brake system parts.For example, just a few
drops of mineral-based oil, suchas engine
oil, in your brake system can damagebrake
system parts so badly that they’ll have to be
replaced. Don’t let someoneput in the
wrong kindof fluid.
If you spill brake fluid on your vehicle’s
painted surfaces, the paint finish can be
damaged. Be careful notto spill brake fluid
on your vehicle.If you do, washit off
immediately. See “Appearance Care”
in
the Index.
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Some driving conditionsor climates may cause a brake
squeal whenthe brakes are first applied or lightly
Your vehicle hasfront disc brakes and rear drum brakes. applied. This does not mean somethingis wrong with
Disc brake pads have built-in wear indicators that make a your brakes.
high-pitched warning sound when the brake pads are
See “Caliper/Knuckle Maintenance Inspection”in
worn and new pads are needed. The sound may come and Section 7 of this manual under Part C “Periodic
go or be heard all the time your vehicle is moving (except Maintenance Inspections.”
firmly).
when you are pushing on the brake pedal
Properly torqued wheel nuts are necessary to help
prevent brake pulsation. When tires are rotated, inspect
brake pads for wear and evenly torque wheel nuts
in the
proper sequenceto GM specifications.
Brake Wear
The brake wear warning sound means that soon
your brakes won’t work well. That could lead to
an accident. When you hear the brake wear
warning sound, have your vehicle serviced.
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NOTICE:
Continuing to drive with worn-out brake pads
could result in costly brake repair.
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Your rear drum brakes don’t have wear indicators, but
you ever hear a rear brake rubbing noise, have the rear
brake linings inspected immediately. Also, the rear
brake drums should be removed and inspected each tim
the tires are removedfor rotation or changing. When
you have the front brake pads replaced, have the rear
brakes inspected, too.
Brake linings should always be replaced as complete
axle sets.
See “Brake System Inspection” in Section7 of
this manual underPart C “Periodic Maintenance
Inspections.’’
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Brake Pedal Travel
Replacing Brake System Parts
The braking system on a modern vehicle
is complex. Its
many parts have to be
of top quality and work well
together if the vehicle is to have really good braking.
Your vehicle was designed and tested with top-quality
Brake Adjustment
GM brake parts. When you replace parts
of your braking
system -- for example, when your brake linings wear
Every time you make a moderate brake stop, your disc
down and you have to have new ones put -in be sure
brakes adjust for wear.If you rarely make a moderate or
you get new approvedGM replacement parts.If you
If
heavier stop, then your brakes might not adjust correctly.
don’t, your brakes may no longer work properly. For
you drive in that way, then -- very carefully-- make a few
example, if someone puts in brake linings that are wrong
moderate brake stops about every1,000 miles (1 600 km).
for your vehicle, the balance between your front and
so your brakes will adjust properly.
rear brakes can change-- for the worse. The braking
If your brake pedal goes down farther than normal, your performance you’ve come to expect can change in many
rear drum brakes may need adjustment. Adjust them by other waysif someone puts in the wrong replacement
backing up and firmly applying the brakes a few times. brake parts.
See your dealerif the brake pedal does not return to
normal height, orif there is a rapid increase in pedal
travel. This could be a signof brake trouble.
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Battery
Every new Chevrolet hasan ACDelco [email protected] battery.
When it’s
You never have to add water to one of these.
time for a new battery, werecornend an ACDelco
Freedom battery. Get one thathas the replacement number
shown on the original battery’s label.
Contact your dealer to learn how
to pf6pai-e ycru‘Pvehicle
for longer storage periods.
Also, for your audio system,see “Theft-Deterrent
Feature” in the Index.
Bulb Replacement
Vehicle Storage
For any bulb changing procedure not listed in
this section,
contact your dealer’s service department.
If you’re not going drive
to your vehicle for
25 days or more,
remove the black, negative(-) cable from the battery. This
will
help
keep
your bat y f
ling
down.
Halogen. Bulbs
AC
A
UTION:
Batteries have acidthat can burn you and gas that
can explode. You can be badlyhurt if you aren’t
carefd. See “Jump Starting’’ in the Indexfor tips
on workingaround a battery without getting hurt.
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CAUTION:
Halogen bulbs have pressurized gas insideand
can burstif you drop orscratch thebulb. You or
and
others could beinjured. Be sure to read
follow the instructions on the bulb package.
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Front Exterior
Headlamps
For the typeof bulb to use, see “Replacement Bulbs” in
the Index. To replace one of your headlamp bulbs, do
the following:
2. Remove the other bolt that anchors the headlamp
assembly. Pull the headlamp assembly toward the
front of the vehicle to access the bulbassembly.
When replacing the driver’s side headlamp, twist the
bulb assembly one-eighth of a turn to theleft and
remove it fromthe headlamp assembly.
1. Remove the firstbolt and carefully pry up the shield
that covers the headlamp assembly, Be careful not to
break the fasteners that hold the shield in place.
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When replacing the passenger’s side headlamp, twist
the bulb assembly one-eighth of a turn to the right
and remove it fromthe headlamp assembly.
Rear Exterior
Taillamps and Rear Turn Signal Lamps
For the type of bulb to use, see “ReplacementBulbs” in
how to
the Index. The following instructions explain
change each bulb.
3. Disconnect the bulb base from me socketby lifting
the plastic locking tab.
4. Snap a new bulb into the socket.
5 . Replace the bulb assembly by reversing Steps 1
through 3, making sure the lower leg of the
headlamp bracket is properly seated
into the wedge
shaped retainer.
1. Unscrew the fastener that holds down the
trunk trim.
2. Remove the taillamp bulb assembly by turning it
one-quarter of a turn to the left.
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Back-up Lamps
1. Open the trunk lid and locate the back-up lamp
assembly on the trunk lid.
2. Gently remove the bulb from the socket by turning it
counterclockwise and pulling it out.
3. Replace the bulb in the socket by aligning the tabs
and turning clockwise.
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (Models Without
a Spoiler)
If you have a four-door sedan, the Center
High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) is accessible from
the interior. To change the bulb, do the following:
3. To remove the bulb, pull it out.
4. Push in a new bulb.
1. Open the trunk and view the access hole under the
rear shelf.
5. Reverse all steps to replace the taillamp assembly.
2. Remove the bulb sockets by rotating and pull down.
3. Remove the bulb and replace.
4. Re-install the new bulb and socket into the CHMSL.
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Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (Models With
a Spoiler)
3. Push the lens forward to release the two tabs at the
front of the lens.
If you have a two-door coupe, the CHMSL is located on
the spoiler. To change thebulb, do the following:
4. Gently remove and replace the bulb(s).
5 . Reverse these steps to replace the lens.
1. Use a Torx screwdriver to unscrew the bulb
assembly from the spoiler.
Dome Lamp Without Integral Reading Lamps
2. Gently pull out the bulb assembly.
To replace a bulb, do the following:
3. Remove the bulb(s) by gently wiggling the bulb
from the assembly.
1. From the rearof the dome lamp lens, inserta flat
screwdriver between the roof trim and the lens.
4. Replace the bulb(s) and reverse these steps to replace
the bulb assembly.
2. With the screwdriver, push the tab atthe rear of the
lens forward to release the lens.
Interior Lamps
3. Pull the lamp lens rearward to release the two
front tabs.
Dome Lamp With Integral Reading Lamps
4. Gently remove and replace the bulb(s).
To replace a bulb, do the following:
5. Reverse these steps to replace the lens.
1. Insert a flat screwdriver into the slot at the rear
of
the lens.
2. With the screwdriver, push the tab rearward to
release the lamp lens.
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Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
Tires
Your new vehicle comes with high-quality tires made by
a leading tire manufacturer. If you ever havequestions
about your tirewarranty and where to obtain service, see
your ChevroletWarranty booklet for details.
Replacement blades come in different types and are
removed in different ways. For the proper typeand
length, see “Capacities and Specifications” in the Index.
Here’s how to remove theShepherd’s Hook type:
1. Pull the windshield wiper arm away from
the windshield.
2. Push the release lever and slide the wiper assembly
toward the driver’s side of the vehicle.
3. Install a new blade by reversing Steps 1 and 2.
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Poorly maintainedand improperly used tires
are dangerous.
0 Overloading your tires can cause
overheating as a result of too much friction.
You could havean air-out and a serious
accident. See (‘Loading Your Vehicle” in
the Index.
Underinflated tires pose the same danger as
overloaded tires.The resulting accident
could cause seriousinjury. Check all tires
frequently to maintain the recommended
pressure. Tire pressure should be checked
when yourtires are cold.
CAUTION: (Continued)
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ontin
Overinflated tires are more likely to be
cut, punctured or broken by a sudden
impact such as when you hit a pothole.
Keep tiresat the recommended pressure.
Worn, old tires can cause accidents.
If your
tread is badly worn,or if your tires have
been damaged, replace them.
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Inflation
-- Tire
Pressure
The Tire-Loading Information label, which is on the
rear edgeof the driver’s door, showsthe correct
inflation pressuresfor your tires when they’re cold.
“Cold” means your vehicle has been sitting
for at least
three hours or driven no more than1 mile (1.6 km).
!NOTICE:
Don’t let anyone tell
you that underinflation or
overinflation is all right.
It’s not. If your tires
don’t have enoughair (underinflation), you can
get the following:
Too much flexing
0 Too much heat
0 Tire overloading
Bad wear
0 Bad handling
Bad fuel economy.
If your tires have too much
air (overinflation),
you can get the following:
Unusual wear
Bad handling
Rough ride
Needless damage from road hazards.
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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).
The purposeof 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.
How to Check
Use a good quality pocket-type gage
to check tire
pressure. You can’t tellif your tires are properly inflated
simply by looking at them. Radial tires may look
properly inflated even when they’re underinflated.
Be sure to put the valve caps back
on the valve stems.
They help prevent leaks by keeping outdirt and moisture.
Tire Inspection and Rotation
Tires should be rotated every6,000 to 8,000 miles
( 10 000 to 13 000 km). Any time you notice unusual
wear, rotate your tiresas soon as possible and check
wheel alignment. Also checkfor damaged tires or
wheels. See “When It’s Time
for New Tires” and
“Wheel Replacement” later in this section for
more information.
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When rotating your tires, always use the correct rotation
pattern shown here.
Don’t include the compactspare tire in your tire rotation.
After the tires have been rotated, adjust the front and When It’s Timefor New Tires
rear inflation pressures as shown on the Tire-Loading
One wayto tell when it’s
Information label. Make certain that all wheel nuts are
time for new tiresis to
in
properly tightened. See “Wheel Nut Torque”
the treadwear
check
the Index.
indicators, which will
appear when your tires have
only 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) or
less of tread remaining.
Rust or dirton a wheel,or on the parts to which
it is fastened, can make wheel
nuts become loose
after a time. The wheel could comeoff and cause
an accident. When you changea wheel, remove
’ any rust or dirtfrom places where the wheel
1 attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, you can
use a clothor a paper towel to do this;but be
sure to use ascraper or wire brush later, if you
1 need to, to get allthe rust or dirtoff. (See
“Changing aFlat Tire” in the Index.)
You need a new tireif any of the following statements
are true:
You can see the indicators atthree or more places
around the tire.
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You can see cord or fabric showing through the
tire’s rubber.
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The tread or sidewall is cracked, cut or snagged deep
enough to show cord or fabric.
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The tire has a bump, bulge or split.
0
The tire has a puncture, cut or other damage that
can’t be repaired well because of the size or location
of the damage.
Buying New Tires
To find out what kind and size of tires you need, look at
the Tire-Loading Information label.
The tires installed on your vehicle when it was new had
a Tire Performance Criteria Specification (TPC Spec)
number on each tire’s sidewall. When you get new tires,
get ones with that same TPC Spec number. That way
your vehicle will continue to have tires that are designed
to give proper endurance, handling, speed rating,
traction, ride and other things during normal service on
your vehicle. If your tires have an all-season tread
design, the TPC number will be followed by an “MS”
(for mud and snow).
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.
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Mixing tires could cause youto lose control while
driving. If you mix tires of different sizes or types
(radial andbias-belted tires),the vehicle may not
handle properly, and you could havea crash.
Using tires of different sizes may also cause
damage to your vehicle. Besure to use the same
size and type tires on all wheels.
It’s all right to drive with your compact spare,
though. It was developedfor use on your vehicle.
1
If you use bias-ply tires on your vehicle, the
wheel rim flanges could developcracks after
many milesof driving. A tire and/or wheel could
fail suddenly, causing a crash.
Use onlyradial-ply
tires with the wheels on your vehicle.
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
The following information relates to the system developed
by the United States National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration, which grades tires by treadwear, traction
and temperature performance.(This applies only to
vehicles sold in the United States.) The grades are molded
on the sidewalls of most passenger car tires. The Uniform
Tire Quality Grading system does not apply to deep tread,
winter-type snow tires, space-saver or temporary use spare
tires, tires with nominal rim diameters of 10 to
12 inches
(25 to 30 cm), or to some limited-production tires.
While the tires availableon General Motors passenger
cars and light trucks may vary with respect to these
grades, they mustalso conform to Federal safety
requirements and additional General Motors Tire
Performance Criteria (TPC) standards.
Treadwear
The treadwear grade isa comparative rating basedon
the wear rateof the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For
example, a tire graded150 would wear one anda half
(1 1/2) times as well on the government course as a tire
graded 100. The relative performanceof tires depends
upon the actual conditionsof their use, however, and
may depart significantly from the norm
due to variations
in driving habits, service practices and differences in
road characteristics and climate.
Traction -- A, B, C
The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are B,
A, and
C, and they represent the tire’s ability to stop on wet
pavement as measured under controlled conditions on
specified government test surfacesof asphalt and concrete.
A tire markedC may have poor traction performance.
Warning: The traction grade assigned to this tire
is based
on braking (straight ahead) traction tests and does not
include cornering (turning) traction.
Temperature
-- A, B, C
The temperature grades areA (the highest),B, and C,
representing the tire’s resistance to the generationof
heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under
controlled conditions ona specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure.
The grade C corresponds to a level
of performance
which all passenger car tires must meet under the
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety StandardNo. 109. Grades
B and A represent higher levels
of performance on the
laboratory test wheel than the minimum required by law.
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Your dealer will know the kind
of wheel you need.
Warning: The temperature grade for this tireis
established for a tire that is properly inflated and not
Each new wheel should have the same load-carrying
overloaded. Excessive speed, underinflation, or
capacity, diameter, width, offset and be mounted the
excessive loading, either separately or in combination, same way as the oneit replaces.
can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure.
If you need to replace any of your wheels, wheel bolts
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
GM original
or wheel nuts, replace them only with new
The wheels on your vehicle were aligned and balanced equipment parts. This way, you will be sure to have the
right wheel, wheel bolts and wheel nuts for your
carefully at the factory to give
you the longest tirelife
Chevrolet model.
and best overall performance.
Scheduled wheel alignment and wheel balancing are not
needed. However, if you notice unusual tire wear or
your vehicle pulling one way or the other, the alignment
may need to be reset. If you notice your vehicle
vibrating when driving on a smooth road, your wheels
may need to be rebalanced.
Wheel ?eDlacement
Replace any wheel that is bent, cracked, or badly rusted
or corroded. If wheel nuts 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
dealer if any of these conditions exist.
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A CAI'"1ON:
Using the wrong replacement wheels, wheel bolts
or wheel nuts on your vehicle can be dangerous.
It could affect the braking and handling
of your
vehicle, make your tires lose air and make you
lose control.You could have a collision in which
you or others could be injured. Always use
the correct wheel, wheel bolts and wheel nuts
for replacement.
’ire Chains
NOTICE:
The wrong wheelcan also cause problems with
bearing life,brake cooling, speedometeror
odometer calibration, headlamp aim, bumper
height, vehicle ground clearance andtire or tire
chain clearance to the body
and chassis.
See “Changing a Flat Tire” in the Index for more
information.
Used Replacement Wheels
~~~
Putting aused wheel on your vehicle is
dangerous. You can’t know how it’s been usedor
how far it’s been driven.It could fail suddenly
and cause an accident. If you haveto replace a
wheel, use a new GM original equipmentwheel.
NOTICE:
If your vehicle has P195165R15
or P205/55R16
size tires, don’t use
tire chains. They can damage
your vehicle because there’s not enough
clearance.
Use another type of traction device onlyif its
manufacturer recommends it for use onyour
vehicle and tire size combinationand road
conditions. Followthat manufacturer’s
instructions. To help avoid damage to your
vehicle, drive slowly, readjust or remove the
device if it’scontacting your vehicle, and don’t
spin your wheels.
If you do findtraction devices that will fit, install
them on thefront tires.
NOTICE: (Continued)
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Never use these to clean your vehicle:
NOTICE: (Continued)
If you haveother tires, use tire chains only where
legal and only when you must.Use only SAE Class
“S” type chains that are the propersize for your
tires.Install them on the front tires and tighten
them as tightly as possible withthe ends securely
fastened. Drive slowlyand 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 thewheels with
chains on will damage your vehicle.
Appearance Care
Remember, cleaning products can behazardous. Some
are toxic. Others canburst into flameif you strike a
match or get them on a hot part of the vehicle. Some are
dangerous if you breathe their fumes ina closed space.
When you use anything from a container to clean your
vehicle, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s warnings
and instructions.And always open your doors or
windows when you’re cleaning the inside.
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Gasoline
0
Benzene
Naphtha
0
Carbon Tetrachloride
Acetone
0
Paint Thinner
Turpentine
Lacquer Thinner
0
Nail Polish Remover
They can all be hazardous -- some morethan
others -- and they can all damage yourvehicle, too.
Don’t useany of these unless this manual says you can.
In many uses, these will damage your vehicle:
Alcohol
0
Laundry Soap
0
Bleach
0
Reducing Agents
Cleaning the Insideof Your Vehicle
Use a vacuum cleaner often to get rid
of dust and loose
dirt. Wipe vinyl, leather, plastic and painted surfaces
with a clean, damp cloth.
Your dealer has two cleaners, Multi-Purpose Interior
Cleaner and Capture Non-Solvent Dry Spot and Soil
Remover for cleaning fabric and carpet. They will clean
normal spots and stains very well.You can get
GM-approved cleaning products from your dealer. (See
“Appearance Care and Materials”in the Index.)
Here are some cleaning tips:
Always read the instructions on the cleaner label.
Clean up stains as soon as you can -- before they set.
Carefully scrape off any excess stain.
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner
on Fabric
1. Vacuum andbrush the area to remove any loose dirt.
2. Always clean a whole trim panel or section. Mask
surrounding trim along stitch or welt lines.
3. Mix powdered cleaner following the directions on
the container label to form thick suds.
4. Use suds only and apply witha clean sponge. Don’t
it roughly.
saturate the material and don’t rub
a sponge
5. As soon as you’ve cleaned the section, use
to remove the suds.
6. Wipe cleaned area witha clean, damp towel or cloth.
7 . Wipe with a clean cloth and let dry.
Use a clean cloth or sponge, and change toa
clean area often.A soft brush may be usedif stains
are stubborn.
If a ring forms afterspot cleaning, clean theentire
area immediately or it will set.
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Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
Fabric Protection
Stains caused by such things as catsup, coffee (black),
egg, fruit, fruit juice, milk, soft drinks, vomit, urine and
blood can be removed as follows:
1. Carefully scrape off excess stain, then sponge the
soiled area with cool water.
Your vehicle has upholstery that has been treated with
Scotchgard" Fabric Protector, a 3M product. It protects
fabrics by repelling oil and water, whichare the carriers
of most stains. Even with this protection, you still need
to clean your upholstery often to keep it looking new.
2. If a stain remains, follow the multi-purpose interior
cleaner instructions described earlier.
Further information on cleaning is available by calling
1-800-433-3296 (in Minnesota, 1-800-642-6167).
3. If an odor lingers after cleaning vomit or urine,
treat the area with a waterhaking soda solution:
1 teaspoon (5 ml) of baking soda to 1 cup (250 ml)
of lukewarm water.
Cleaning Vinyl
4. Let dry.
Stains caused by candy, ice cream, mayonnaise, chili
sauce and unknown stains can be removed as follows:
1, Carefully scrape off excess stain.
2. First, clean with cool water and allow to
dry completely.
3. If a stain remains, follow instructions for
Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner.
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Use warm water and aclean cloth.
Rub with a clean, damp cloth to remove dirt. You
may have to do it more than once.
Things like tar, asphalt and shoe polish will stain if you
don't get them off quickly. Use a clean cloth and a
vinyMeather cleaner. See your dealer for this product.
Cleaning theTop of the Instrument Panel
Use only mild soap and water to clean the top surfaces
of the instrument panel. Sprays containing silicones or
waxes may cause annoying reflections in the windshield
and even make it difficult to see through the windshield
under certain conditions.
Don’t use abrasive cleaners on glass, because they
may
cause scratches. Avoid placing decals on the inside rear
Use only a mild soap and water solution ona soft cloth or
If
window, since they may have to be scraped off later.
sponge. Commercial cleaners may affect the surface finish. abrasive cleaners are used on the inside
of the rear
window, an electric defogger element may be damaged.
Care of Safety Belts
Any temporary license should not be attached across the
Keep belts clean and dry.
defogger grid.
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
Cleaning the Outside of the
Windshield and Wiper Blades
Do not bleach or dye safety belts.
If you do, it
may severely weaken them. In a crash, they
might not be able to provide adequate protection.
Clean safety belts only with mild soap and
lukewarm water.
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I
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
Glass should be cleaned often. GM Glass Cleaner (GM
Part No. 1050427) or a liquid household glass cleaner
will remove normal tobacco smoke and dust films on
interior glass.
If the windshield is not clear after using the windshield
washer, or if the wiper blade chatters when running, wax,
or windshield.
sap or other material may be on the blade
Clean the outside of the windshield with GM Windshield
Cleaner, Bon
Powder (non-scratching glass
cleaning powder), GMPart No. 1050011. The windshield
is clean if beads do not form when you rinse it with water.
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Grime from the windshield will stick
to the wiper blades
and affect their performance. Clean the blade by wiping
vigorously with a cloth soaked in hll-strength windshield
washer solvent. Then rinse the blade with water.
Check the wiper blades and clean them as necessary;
replace blades that look worn.
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Weatherstrips
Silicone grease on weatherstrips will make them last
longer, seal better, and not stick orsqueak. Apply
silicone grease with a clean cloth at least every six
months. During very cold, damp weather more frequent
application may be required. (See “Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants” in the Index.)
dry on the surface, or they could stain. Dry the finish
with a soft, clean chamois or an all-cotton towel to
avoid surface scratches and water spotting.
High pressure car washes may cause water to enter
your vehicle.
Cleaning ExteriorLampsLenses
The paint finish on your vehicle provides beauty, depth
of color, gloss retention and durability.
Use lukewarm or cold water, a soft cloth and a liquid
hand, dish or car washing (mild detergent) soap to clean
exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under
“Washing Your Vehicle.”
Washing Your Vehicle
Finish Care
The best way to preserve your vehicle’s finishis to keep it
clean by washingit often with lukewarm or cold water.
Occasional waxing or mild polishing of your vehicle by
hand may be necessary to remove residue from the paint
finish. You can get GM-approved cleaning products
from your dealer. (See “Appearance Care and Materials”
in the Index.)
Cleaning the Outsideof Your Vehicle
Don’t wash your vehicle in thedirect rays of the sun.
Don’t use strong soaps or chemical detergents. Use
liquid hand, dish or car washing (mild detergent) soaps.
You can get GM-approved cleaning products from your
dealer. (See “Appearance Care and Materials” in the
Index.) Don’t use cleaning agents that are petroleum
based, or that contain acid or abrasives. All cleaning
agents should be flushed promptly and not allowed to
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Your vehicle 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 a basecoatklearcoat
paint finish.
NOTICE:
Cleaning Your Convertible Top
Your convertible top shouldbe cleaned often.If you use
an automatic vehicle wash, useone with waterjets and
Machine compounding or aggressive polishing on hanging cloths. High pressurecar washes may cause
abasecoatklearcoatpaintfinishmaydullthe
watertoenteryourvehicle.
finish or leave swirl marks.
When you hand wash the top, doit in partial shade. Use
a mild soap, lukewarm water anda soft sponge. A
Foreign materials such as calcium chloride and other chamois or cloth may leave lint on the top, and
a brush
salts, ice melting agents, road oil and tar, tree sap, bird can chafe the threads in the top fabric. Don’t use
droppings, chemicals from industrial chimneys, etc., can detergents, harsh cleaners, solvents
or bleaching agents.
damage your vehicle’s finish if they remain on painted Wet the entire vehicle and wash the top evenly to avoid
surfaces. Wash the vehicleas soon as possible.If
fabric for a
spots or rings. Let the soap remain on the
necessary, use non-abrasive cleaners that are marked
few minutes. When the top is really dirty, use
a mild
safe for painted surfaces to remove foreign matter.
foam-type cleaner. Thoroughly rinse the entire vehicle,
Exterior painted surfaces are subject to aging, weather then let the top dryin direct sunlight.
and chemical fallout that can take their toll over
a period
of years. You can help to keep the paint finish looking
new by keeping your vehicle garaged or covered
whenever possible.
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To protect the convertible top:
0 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.
Before entering a car wash, set the climate control to
VENT and the fan control tothe highest speed. This will
help to prevent water under high pressure from entering
around the convertible top.
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels
(If Equipped)
Keep your wheels clean using a soft clean cloth with
mild soap and water. Rinse with clean water. After
rinsing thoroughly, dry with a soft clean towel.
A wax
may then be applied.
The surfaceof these wheels is similar to the painted
surface of your vehicle. Don’t use strong soaps,
or
chemicals, abrasive polishes, abrasive cleaners
abrasive cleaning brushes on them because you could
damage the surface.
Don’t take your vehicle throughan automatic car wash
that has silicon carbide tire cleaning brushes. These
brushes can also damage the surface
of these wheels.
Cleaning T--
I
To clean your tires, ;e a stiff brush with a tire cleaner.
I
NOTICE: When applying a tire dressing always take care
to
wipe off any oversprayor splash from all painted
surfaces on the body or wheelsof the vehicle.
Petroleum-based products may damage the
paint finish.
Sheet Metal Damage
If your vehicle is damaged and requires sheet metal
repair or replacement, make sure the body repair shop
applies anti-corrosion material to the parts repaired or
replaced to restore corrosion protection.
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 frameshould be loosened before being flushed.
Your dealer or an underbody car washing system can do
this for you.
Finish Damage
Chemical Paint Spotting
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.
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.
Minor chips and scratches can berepaired 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.
Although no defect in the paint job causes this,
Chevrolet will repair, at no charge to the owner, the
Underbody Maintenance
surfaces of new vehicles damaged by this fallout
Chemicals used for ice and snow removal and dust control condition within 12 months or 12,000 miles (20 000 km)
can collect on the underbody.If these are not removed,
of purchase, whichever occurs first.
accelerated corrosion (rust) can occur onthe underbody
parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan and exhaust
system even though they have corrosion protection.
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Appearance Care Materials Chart
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Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Service Parts Identification Label
You’ll find this label on your spare tire cover. It’s very
helpful if you ever need to order parts. Onthis label is:
SAMPLE4UXWM072675
your VIN,
bd
This is the legalidentifier for your vehicle.It appears on
a plate in the front corner
of the instrument panel, on the
driver’s side. You can see itif you look through the
windshield from outside your vehicle. The VIN also
appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts
labels and the certificatesof title and registration.
the model designation,
0
paint information and
0
a list of all production options and special
equipment.
Be sure that this label is not removed from the vehicle
Engine Identification
The 8th characterin your VIN is the engine code. This
code will help you identify your engine, specifications
and replacement parts.
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Electrical System
Headlamp Wiring
Add-on Electrical Equipment
The headlamp wiring is protected by fuses. Should your
headlamps fail to function, have your headlamp system
checked right away.
NOTICE:
Windshield Wiper Fuse
The windshield wiper motor is protected by a circuit
breaker and a fuse. If the motor overheats dueto heavy
snow, etc., the wiper will stop until the motor cools. If
the overload is caused by some electricalproblem, have
it fixed.
Don’t add anything electricalto your vehicle unless
you check with your dealer first. Some electrical
equipment can damage your vehicle and the
damage wouldn’t be coveredby your warranty.
Some add-on electrical equipment
can keep other
components from working as they should.
Power Windows and Other Power Options
Your vehicle has an air bag system. Beforeattempting to
add anything electrical to your vehicle, see “Servicing
Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle” in the Index.
Circuit breakers in the fuse panel protect the power
windows and otherpower accessories. When the current
load is too heavy, the circuit breaker opens and closes,
protecting the circuituntil the problem is fixed.
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Fuses and Circuit Breakers
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
The wiring circuits in your vehicle are protected
from
short circuits bya combination of fuses, circuit breakers
and fusible thermal links.This greatly reduces the
chance of damage caused by electrical problems.
Look at the silver-colored band inside the fuse. If the
band is broken or melted, replace the
fuse. Be sure you
replace a bad fuse with a new one of the identical size
and rating.
If you ever havea problem on the road and don’t havea
spare fuse, you can borrowone that has the same
amperage. Just pick some featureof your vehicle that
you can get along without-- like the radio or cigarette
lighter -- and use its fuseif it is the correct amperage.
Replace it as soon as you can.
There are two fuse blocks
in your vehicle: the
instrument panel fuse block and the engine compartment
fuse block.
The fuse panel is located at theleft end of the instrument
panel. To open, push the tab on the access door to the
left and pull the door forward.Make sure to insert the
tabs when replacing the cover.
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Fuse
Usage
CLSRCM
Instrument Cluster,
Powertrain Control Module,
Daytime Running Lamps
0 2 HTR
Multiport Fuel Injection
WIPER
Windshield Wipers,
Windshield Washers
ERLS
Automatic Transaxle, Brake
Transaxle Shift Interlock, A/C
Compressor, Cruise Control,
Multiport Fuel Injection
AIR BAG
Supplemental Inflatable
Restraint System
PWR ACC
Power Door Locks, Convertible
Top (Convertible Model Only)
Fuse
Usage
TRN-BL
Exterior Lamps, Back-up Lamps
FA'-INJ
Fuel Pump, Fuel Injectors
RR DFOG
Rear Window Defogger
EXT LAMP
CLUSTER
Instrument Cluster, Anti-Lock
Brake System
Exterior Lamps,Instrument
Panel Lights
HVAC
Heater and A/C Control,
Anti-lock Brake System,
Engine CoolingFan
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Fuse
Usage
Fuse
Usage
RADIO
Radio, Remote Keyless Entry
INT LAMP
ALARM
Alarm Module- Interior Lamps,
Warning Chimes
CRUISE
Cruise Control
Alarm Module: Illuminated Entry,
Warning Chimes, Overhead
Lamps, MapReading Lamps,
Glove Box Lamp, Trunk Lamp,
Radio, Power Mirrors, Remote
Keyless Entry
STOP/HAZ
Exterior Lamps, Anti-Lock
Brake System, Cruise Control,
Turn Signals
IGN
Engine Ignition
R HDLP
Right Headlamp, Fog
Lamp (2-24)
PWR WDO/SRF
Power Windows, Power Sunroof,
Convertible Top Controls
(Convertible Models)
(Circuit Breaker)
DRL
Daylight Running Lamps (Relay)
CIG
Cigarette Lighter,Horn, Interior
Lamps, Diagnostic Connector
INST LP
Instrument Panel Lights,
Warning Chimes
PCM/IGN
Powertrain Control Module
L HDLP
(2-24)
Left Headlamp, Fog Lamp
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Engine Compartment Fuse Block
The enginecompartment fuse block islocated on the
driver’s side of the enginecompartment. Lift off the
cover to checkthe fuses.
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Fuse
IGN
BATT 1
BATT 2
ABS
Usage
Ignition Switch Circuits
Power ACC/Stoplamp Circuits
Lighting Circuits
COOLING FAN
TACH
BLO
PCM
AIC
ABSEVO
Engine Cooling Fan
Tachometer
Heater and A/C Blower
Powertrain Control Module
A/C Compressor
GEN
Gen Voltage Sensor (2.2L Engine)
Anti-Lock Brake System
Anti-Lock Brake System
Replacement Bulbs
AMPS
BULB
OUTSIDE
Back-up Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3057
Front ParkingRurn Signal Lamps
3357
BaseModel ...........................
3357NA
2-24Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp
Inside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1141
912
Outside ...............................
Halogen Headlamps
HigWLowBeam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9005/6
Tail/Turn Signal Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3057
Turn Signal Lamps (Rear Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . 3057
INSIDE LAMPS
Domemeading Lamp (If Equipped)
Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Capacities and Specifications
The following approximate capacities are given in English
and metric conversions. Please refer to “Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants” in the Index for more information.
Engine Crankcase . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.0 quarts (3.8 L)
Automatic Transaxle
(3-Speed Automatic Transaxle)*
Pan Removal and Replacement . . . 4.0 quarts (3.8 L)
After Complete Overhaul . . . . . . . . 7.0 quarts (6.6 L)
*4-Speed Automatic Transaxle Not Owner Serviceabl
When draining or replacing torque convertec more
fluid may be needed.
Manual Transaxle
Complete Drain and Refill . . . . . . . 2.0 quarts (1.9 L)
Cooling System
2.2L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.3quarts(9.8 L)
2.4L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.7quarts (10.1 L)
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Refrigerant (R=134a),
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . See refrigerant
charge label under hood.
Fuel Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.2 gallons (57.5 L)
Tire Pressures, Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . See Tire-Loading
Information label
on driver’s door.
Wheel Nut Torque . . . . . . . . . . 100 lb-ft (140 Nmm)
NOTE: All capacities are approximate. When adding,be
sure tofill to the appropriate level,
as recommended in
this manual.
Air Conditioning Refrigerants
Not all air conditioning refrigerants are the same.
If the air conditioning system
in your vehicle needs
refrigerant, be sure the proper refrigerant
is used. If
you’re not sure, ask your dealer.
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Normal Maintenance
Replacement Parts
Air Cleaner Element
2.2L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AC Type A- 11 72C
2.4L .......................
AC Type A- 1172C
Engine Oil Filter
2.2L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AC Type PF-47
2.4L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ACType PF-44
Spark Plugs
2.2L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AC Type 41-948
Gap: 0.050 inch (1.27 mm)
2.4L .........................
AC Type 4 1-942
Gap: 0.050 inch (1.27 mrn)
Windshield Wiper Blade (Sheppard’s
Hook v p e )
Left Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 inches (56 cm)
Right Side. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 inches (43 cm)
2.2L Engine Specifications
VIN Engine Code ..............................4
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
L4
Horsepower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 @ 5,000 rpm
Firing Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3-4-2
ThermostatTemperature . . . . . . . . . . . 180" F (82°C)
2.4L Engine Specifications
VIN Engine Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .T
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L4
Horsepower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 @ 5,600rpm
1-3-4-2
FiringOrder ..........................
Thermostat Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . 180" F (82°C)
Dimensions
Length
Coupe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180.3 inches (458.0 cm)
Sedan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180.3 inches (458.0 cm)
Convertible . . . . . . . . . . . . 180.3 inches (458.0 cm)
Width
Coupe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75.4 inches (1 9 1.6 cm)
Sedan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75.4 inches (191.6 cm)
Convertible . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75.4 inches (191.6 cm)
Height
Coupe .
. . . . . 53.2
inches
(135.1
cm)
Sedan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54.9 inches (1 39.4 cm)
Convertible . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53.9 inches (136.9 cm)
Wheelbase
Coupe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104.1 inches (264.4 cm)
Sedan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104.1 inches (264.4 cm)
Convertible . . . . . . . . . . . . 104.1 inches (264.4 cm)
Front Tread
Coupe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57.6 inches (146.3 cm)
Sedan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57.6 inches (146.3 cm)
Convertible . . . . . . . . . . . 57.6 inches (146.3 cm)
Rear Tread
Coupe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56.8 inches (144.3 cm)
Sedan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56.8 inches (144.3 cm)
Convertible . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56.8 inches (144.3 cm)
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0Section 7
Maintenance Schedule
This section covers the maintenance required for your vehicle. Your vehicle needs these services to retain its safety,
dependability and emission control performance.
7-2
7-4
7-5
7-5
7-6
Introduction
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
Short Trip/City Definition
Short TripKity Intervals
Long Tripmighway Definition
7-6
7-30
7-35
7-37
7-39
Long Trip/Highway Intervals
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
Part E: Maintenance Record
7-1
Introduction
IMPORTANT.
KEEP ENGINE OIL
AT THE PROPER
L.EVEL AND CHANGE
RECOMMENDED
Have you purchased the GM Protection Plan? The Plan
supplements your new vehicle warranties. See your
Warranty and Owner Assistance booklet, or your
Chevrolet dealer for details.
7-2
Your Vehicle and the Environment
Proper vehicle maintenance not only helps to keep your
vehicle in good working condition, but also helps the
environment. All recommended maintenance procedures
are important. Improper vehicle maintenance can even
affect the quality of the air
we breathe. Improper fluid
levels or the wrong tire inflation can increase the level
of emissions from your vehicle.To help protect our
environment, andto keep your vehicle in good
condition, please maintain your vehicle properly.
How This Section is Organized
The remainder of this section is divided into fiveparts:
“Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services’’ shows
what to have doneand 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’s service department or another qualified
service center do these jobs.
Performing maintenance worK on a vehiclecan
be dangerous.In trying todo somejobs, you can
be seriouslyinjured. Do your own maintenance
work onlyif you have the required know-how
and the propertools and equipment for the job.
If you have any doubt, have a qualified
technician do the work.
“Part B: Owner Checks and Services” tells
you what should be checked and when. It alsoexplains
what you can easily do to help keep your vehicle in
good condition.
“Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections”
explains important inspections that your dealer’s service
department or another qualified service center should
perform.
“Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants”
lists some recommended products to help keep your
vehicle properly maintained. These products, or their
equivalents, should be used whether you do the work
yourself or haveit 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 needed to qualify your vehicle for
warranty repairs.
If you are skilled enough to do some work on your
vehicle, you will probably want to get the service
information. See “Service and Owner Publications” in
the Index.
7-3
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance
Services
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
We at General Motors want to help you keep your
vehicle in good working condition. But
we don’t know
exactly how you’ll drive it.You may drive very short
distances only a few times a week. Or you may drive
long distances 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 orin many
other ways.
The proper fluids and lubricants to
use are listed in
Part D. Make sure whoever services your vehicle uses
these. All parts shouldbe replaced and all necessary
repairs done before you or anyone
else drives
the vehicle.
These schedules are for vehicles that:
carry passengers and cargo within recommended
limits. You will find these limits on your vehicle’s
Tire-Loading Information label. See “LoadingYour
Vehicle” in the Index.
are driven on reasonable road surfaces within legal
driving limits.
Because of all the different ways people use their
use the recommended fuel. See “Fuel” in the Index.
vehicles, maintenance needs vary.You may even need
more frequent checks and replacements than you’ll find Selecting the Right Schedule
in the schedules in this section.
So please read this
First you’ll need to decide which of the two schedules is
section and note how you drive.
If you have any
right for your vehicle. Here’s how to decide which
questions onhow to keep your vehicle in good
schedule to follow:
condition, see your dealer.
This part tells you the maintenance services you should
have done andwhen you should schedule them.If you
go to your dealerfor your service needs, you’ll know
that GM-trained and supported service people will
perform the work using genuine
GM parts.
7-4
Maintenance Schedule
-G/City
Definition
Follow the Short TripKity Maintenance Scheduleif any
one of these conditionsis true for your vehicle:
0
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).
0
Most trips are through dusty areas.
You frequently tow a trailer or use a carrier on topof
your vehicle. (With some models, you should never
tow a trailer.See “Towing a Trailer” in theIndex.)
If the vehicle is usedfor delivery service, police, taxi
or other commercial application.
One of the reasonsyou should follow this scheduleif
you operate your vehicle under anyof these conditions
is that these conditions cause engine oil to break
down soonex
Short Trip/City Intervals
Every 3,000 Miles (5000 km): Engine Oil and Filter
Change (or3 months, whichever occurs first).
Every 6,000 Miles (10 000 km): Chassis Lubrication
(or 6 months, whichever occursfirst). Tire Rotation.
Every 15,000 Miles (25000 km): Air Cleaner Filter
Inspection, if driving in dusty conditions.
Every 30,000 Miles (50000 km): Air Cleaner Filter
Replacement. Fuel Tank, Cap and Lines Inspection.
Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) System Inspection
(2.2L Code4 engine only).
Every 50,000 Miles (83 000 km):Automatic Transaxle
Service (severe conditions only).
Every 60,000 Miles (100 000 km): Engine Accessory
Drive Belt Inspection.
Every 100,000 Miles(166 000km): Spark Plug Wire
Inspection. Spark Plug Replacement.
Every 150,000 Miles(240 000 km):Cooling System
Service (or every60 months, whichever occursfirst).
These intervals only summarize maintenanceservices.
Be sure to follow the complete maintenance schedule on
the following pages.
7-5
Maintenance Schedule
1 Long Trip/Highway Definition
Follow this maintenance scheduleonly if none ofthe
conditions from the Short
TripKity Maintenance
Schedule istrue. Do not use this schedule if the vehicle
is usedfor trailer towing, driven ina dusty area or used
off paved roads. Use the Short
TripKity schedule for
these conditions.
Driving a vehicle with afully warmed engine under
highway conditions causes engine oil to break
down slowel:
Long- Trip/Highway
Intervals
Every 7,500 Miles (12500 km):Engine Oil and Filter
Change (or every 12 months, whichever occursfirst).
Chassis Lubrication (or every12 months, whichever
occurs first). Tire Rotation.
Every 30,000 Miles (50 000 km): Exhaust Gas
Recirculation (EGR) System Inspection(2.2L Code 4
engine only). Air Cleaner Filter Replacement. Fuel
Tank, Cap and Lines Inspection.
Every 50,000 Miles (83 000 km): Automatic Transaxle
Service (severe conditions only).
Every 60,000 Miles (100 000 km): Engine Accessory
Drive Belt Inspection.
Every 100,000 Miles (166 000 km): Spark Plug Wire
Inspection. Spark Plug Replacement.
Every 150,000 Miles (240 000 km):Cooling System
Service (or every60 months, whichever occursfirst).
These intervals only summarize maintenance services.
Be sure to followthe complete maintenance schedule on
the following pages.
7-6
Short TripKity Maintenance Schedule
The services shown in this schedule up to 100,000 miles # Lubricate the suspension and the steering linkage.
(166 000 km) should be performed after 100,000 miles + A good time to check your brakes is during tire
(166 000 km) at the same intervals. The services shown rotation. See “Brake System Inspection” under
at 150,000 miles(240 000 km) should be performed at
“Periodic Maintenance Inspections” in Part
C of
the same interval after 150,000 miles
(240 000 km).
this schedule.
See “Owner Checks and Services” and “Periodic
Maintenance Inspections” following.
++ If you drive ina highly corrosive environment, your
brake calipers may require additional inspection and
service, at every other tire rotation. See
Footnotes
“Caliper/Knuckle Maintenance Inspection” under
3- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the
“Periodic Maintenance Inspections” in Part
C of
California Air Resources Board has determined that the this schedule.
failure to perform this maintenance item will not nullify
the emission warranty or limit recall liability prior
to the
completion of the vehicle’s useful life. We, however,
urge that all recommended maintenance services be
performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance
be recorded.
7-7
1
Short TripKity Maintenance Schedule
I
3,000 Miles (5 000 km)
I DATE
I
0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occursfirst).
An Emission Control Service.
6,000 Miles (10 000 km)
I DATE
0 Change engineoil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occursfirst).
I
An Emission Control Service.
0 Lubricate chassis components (or every
6 months, whichever occurs first).
(See footnote#.)
0 Rotate tires.See “Tire Inspection and Rotation”in the Index for proper
rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote
+.)
9,000 Miles (15 000 km)
A L I UNL
MILEAGE
I SERVICEDBY: I
I
DATE
0 Change engine oil andfilter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
12,000 Miles (20 000 km)
Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occursfirst).
An Emission Control Service,
17 Lubricate chassis components(or every 6 months, whichever occurs first).
(See footnote#.)
7-8
SERVICED BY:
I
Short TripKity Maintenance Schedule
I
0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index
for proper
+.)
rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote
(Also see footnote ++.)
15,000 Miles (25 000 km)
Change engineoil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0 Inspect air cleanerfilter if you are driving in dusty conditions. Replace filter
if necessary.
An Emission Control Service. (See footnote?.)
18,000 Miles (30 000 km)
Change engineoil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occursfirst).
An Emission Control Service.
0 Lubricate chassis components(or every 6 months, whichever occursfirst).
(See footnote #.)
0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation”in the Indexfor proper
rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote
+.)
DATE
I
MILEAGE
DATE
I
MILEAGE
21,000 Miles (35 000 km)
0 Change engineoil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occursfirst).
An Emission Control Service.
7-9
Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule
24,000 Miles (40 000 km)
DATE
I
DATE
1
0 Change engineoil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission ControlSewice.
0 Lubricate chassis components (or every6 months, whichever occurs first).
(See footnote#.)
Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation”
in the Index for proper
rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote
+.)
(Also see footnote ++.)
27,000 Miles (45 000 km)
0 Change engine oiland filter (or every 3 months, whichever occursfirst).
t
SERVICED BY:
An Emission Control Service.
30,000 Miles (50 000 km)
I DATE
I
0 Change
engineoil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occursfirst).
An Emission Control Service.
0 Lubricate chassis components (or every6 months, whichever occursfirst).
(See footnote#.)
0 Replace air cleaner filter.
An Emission Control Service.
0 Inspect Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system
(2.2L Code 4 engine only).
An Emission Control Service.(See footnote?.)
I
I
I
I
Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule
I
0 Inspect fuel tank, cap and linesfor damage or leaks. Inspectfuel cap gasket
for any damage. Replace parts as needed.
An Emission Control Service. (See footnote?.)
0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index
for proper
rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote
+.)
33,000 Miles (55 000 km)
0 Change engine oil andfilter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
MILEAGE
36,000 Miles (60 000 km)
0 Change engineoil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0 Lubricate chassis components (or every6 months, whichever occurs first).
(See footnote #.)
0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index
for proper
rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote
+.)
(Also see footnote ++.)
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
7-11
Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule
39,000 Miles (65 000 km)
I
DATE
Change engine oil andfilter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
42,000 Miles (70 000 km)
Change engine oil andfilter (or every 3 months, whichever occursfist).
An Emission Control Service.
Lubricate chassis components (or every
6 months, whichever occurs first).
(See footnote#.)
17 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation”
in the Index for proper
rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote
+.)
45,000 Miles (75 000 km)
0 Change engine oil andfilter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0 Inspect air cleanerfilter if you are driving in dusty conditions. Replace filter
if necessary.
An Emission Control Service.(See footnote?.)
I DATE
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
48,000 Miles (80 000 km)
0 Change engine oil andfilter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
7-12
MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
m i T r i p / C i t y Maintenance Schedule
I
0 Lubricate chassis components(or every 6 months, whichever occurs first).
(See footnote #.)
17 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index
for proper
rotation pattern and additional information.(See footnote +.)
(Also see footnote ++.)
50,000 Miles (83 000 km)
0 Change automatic transaxle fluid and
filter if the vehicle is mainly driven
under one or moreof these conditions:
- In heavy city traffic where the outside temperature regularly reaches
90°F (32°C) or higher.
- In hilly or mountainous terrain.
- When doing frequent trailer towing.
- Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service.
If you do not useyour vehicle under anyof these conditions, the fluid and
filter donot require changing.
Manual transaxlefluid doesn’t require change.
51,000 Miles (85 000 km)
0 Change engine oil andfilter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
I
DATE
1
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
I DATE
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
SERVICED B Y
I SERVICED BY:
I
7-13
I Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule I
54,000 Miles (90 000 km)
0 Change engine oil andfilter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0 Lubricate chassis components (or every
6 months, whichever occursfirst).
(See footnote#.)
0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index
for proper
rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote+.)
57,000 Miles (95 000 km)
DATE
17 Change engineoil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occursfirst).
MILEAGE
An Emission Control Service.
60,000 Miles (100 000 km)
0 Change engine oil andfilter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0 Lubricate chassis components (or every
6 months, whichever occurs first).
(See footnote#.)
0 Inspect engine accessory drive belt.
An Emission Control Service.
0 Replace air cleaner filter.
An Emission Control Service.
7-14
I
I
I
1
I
Short TripKity Maintenance Schedule
I
Inspect fuel tank,cap and lines for damage or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket
for any damage. Replace parts as needed.
An Emission Control Service. (See footnote?.)
0 Inspect Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system (2.2L Code
4 engine only).
An Emission Control Service. (See footnote?’.)
0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index
for proper
rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote+.)
(Also see footnote ++.)
63,000 Miles (105 000 km)
DATE
0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
66,000 Miles (110 000 km)
Change engine oil andfilter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0 Lubricate chassis components (or every6 months, whichever occurs first).
(See footnote#.)
0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation”
in the Index for proper
rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote
+.)
I
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
DATE
I
I
SERVICED BY:
I
7-15
I
ShortIYiplCityMaintenanceSchedule
I
69,000 Miles (115 000 km)
Change engine oil andfilter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
72,000 Miles (120 000 km)
Change engine oil andfilter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0 Lubricate chassis components (or every
6 months, whichever occursfirst).
(See footnote#.)
0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index
for proper
rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote+.)
(Also see footnote ++.)
75,000 Miles (125 000 km)
0 Change engine oil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occursfirst).
An Emission Control Service.
0 Inspect air cleaner filter if you are driving in dusty conditions. Replace filter
if necessary.
An Emission Control Service.(See footnote?.)
7-16
DATE
I
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
I
I SERVICEDBX 1
+
I DATE
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
DATE
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
I
SERVICED BY:
I
Short TripKity Maintenance Schedule
I
78,000 Miles (130 000 km)
I DATE
I
I DATE
I
0 Change engineoil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0 Lubricate chassis components (or every6 months, whichever occurs first).
(See footnote #.)
0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in
the Index for proper
rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote
+.)
81,000 Miles (135 000 kun)
0 Change engineoil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).
MILEAGE
An Emission Control Service.
I
84,000 Miles (140 000 km)
0 Change engine oil andfilter (or every 3 months, whicheveroccurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0 Lubricate chassis components (or every6 months, whichever occursfirst).
(See footnote #.)
0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation”in the Index for proper
rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote
+.)
(Also see footnote ++.)
I
DATE
I
I
MILEAGE
7-17
I
Short TripKity Maintenance Schedule
I
87,000 Miles (145 000 km)
0 Change engine oil andfilter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
90,000 Miles (150 000 km)
0 Change engine oil and filter (or every3 months, whichever occursfirst).
An Emission Control Service.
0 Lubricate chassis components (or every6 months, whichever occursfirst).
(See footnote#.)
0 Replace air cleaner filter.
An Emission Control Service.
0 Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines
for damage or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket
for any damage. Replaceparts as needed.
An Emission ControlService. (See footnote?.)
0 Inspect Exhaust Gas Recirculation(EGR) system (2.2L Code 4 engine only).
An Emission ControlSewice. (See footnote?.)
0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index
for proper
+.)
rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote
7-18
I DATE
I
MILEAGE
I DATE
MILEAGE
I
I
Short TripKity Maintenance Schedule
I
93,000 Miles (155 000 km)
0 Change engineoil and filter (or every3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
96,000 Miles (160 000 km)
I DATE
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
DATE
0 Change engine oil andfilter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).
I
SERVICED BY:
I
An Emission Control Service.
0 Lubricate chassis components (or every6 months, whichever occursfirst).
(See footnote#.)
0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation”
in the Index for proper
rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote+.) (Also see
footnote ++.)
99,000 Miles (165 000 km)
0 Change engineoil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
MILEAGE
7-19
Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule
IO0,OOO Miles (I66 000 km)
I DATE
0 Inspect spark plug wires (except2.4L Code T engine).
An Emission Control Service.
0 Replace spark plugs.
An Emission Control Service.
0 Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter the
if vehicle is mainly driven
under one or moreof these conditions:
- In heavy city traffic where the outside temperature regularly reaches
90°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 do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, the fluid and
filter donot require changing.
Manual transaxle fluid doesn’t require change.
150,000 Miles (240 000 km)
0 Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or every
60 months since last service,
whichever occurs first). See “Engine Coolant” in the Index
for what to use.
Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure test
cooling system and pressure cap.
An Emission Control Service.
7-20
I
I Lung Trip/Highway Maintenance achedule
The services shown in this schedule up 100,000
to
miles
(166 000 km)should be performed after100,000 miles
(166 000km)at the same intervals.The services shown
at 150,000 miles (240 000 km)should be performed at
the same interval after150,000 miles (240 000 km).
# Lubricate the suspension and the steering linkage.
+ A good time to check your brakes is during tire
rotation. See “Brake System Inspection” under
“Periodic Maintenance Inspections”in Part C of
this schedule.
See “Owner Checks and Services” and “Periodic
Maintenance Inspections” following.
++ If you drive in a highly corrosive environment,
your brake calipers may require additional inspection
and service, at every other tire rotation.
See
Footnotes
“Caliper/Knuckle Maintenance Inspection” under
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the
“Periodic Maintenance Inspections” in Part
C of
California Air Resources Board has determined that the this schedule.
failure to perform this maintenance item will not nullify
the emission warranty or limit recall liability prior to the
completion of the vehicle’s useful life.We, however,
urge that all recommended maintenance services be
performed at the indicated intervals andthe maintenance
be recorded.
7-21
Long Tripmighway Maintenance Schedule
7,500 Miles (12 500 km)
0 Change engine oil andfilter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0 Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months, whichever occursfirst).
(See footnote #.)
0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index
for proper
rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote
+.)
15,000 Miles (25 000 km)
0 Change engine oil andfilter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0 Lubricate chassis components(or every 12 months, whichever occursfirst).
(See footnote#.)
0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation’’
in the Index for proper
rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote+.)
(Also see footnote++.)
22,500 Miles (37 500 km)
0 Change engine oil andfilter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0 Lubricate chassis components (or every12 months, whichever occurs first).
(See footnote#.)
7-22
1
DATE
MILEAGE
I DATE
I
MILEAGE
I DATE
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
I SERVICED B Y
I
1 Long Tripmighway Maintenance Schedule
0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index
for proper
rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote
+.)
30,000 Miles (50 000 km)
0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission ControlService.
0 Lubricate chassis components (or every12 months, whichever occursfirst).
(See footnote #.)
Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation”in the Index for proper
+.) (Also see
rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote
footnote ++.)
0 Replace air cleaner filter.
An Emission ControlService.
I7 Inspect fuel tank, cap and
lines for damage or leaks. Inspectfuel cap gasket
for any damage. Replaceparts as needed.
An Emission Control Service. (See footnote?.)
0 Inspect Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system
(2.2L Code 4 engine only).
An Emission ControlService.
DATE
I
MILEAGE
7-23
Long Tripmighway Maintenance Schedule
37,500 Miles (62 500 km)
DATE
0 Change engine oil andfilter (or every 12 months, whichever occursfirst).
1
An Emission ControlSewice.
0 Lubricate chassis components (or every12 months, whichever occurs first).
(See footnote #.)
0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Indexfor proper
rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote
+.)
45,000 Miles (75 000 km)
0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs
first).
An Emission Control Service.
0 Lubricate chassis components(or every 12 months, whichever occursfirst).
(See footnote #.)
0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” inthe Index for proper
rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote
+.)
(Also see footnote++.)
50,000 Miles (83 000 km)
0 Change automatic transaxlefluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven
under oneor 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.
7-24
DATE
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
DATE
I SERVICEDBY: I
I
Long Tripmighway MaintenanceSchedule
When doing frequent trailer towing.
- Uses such as found in taxi, policeor delivery service.
lf you do not useyour vehicle under any of these conditions, thefluid and
filter do not require changing.
Manual transaxle fluid doesn’t require change.
-
52,500 Miles (87 500 km)
DATE
0 Change engine oil andfilter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0 Lubricate chassis components (or every12 months, whichever occurs first).
(See footnote #.)
0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index
for proper
rotation pattern and additional information. (See
footnote +.)
60,000 Miles (100 000 km)
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
DATE
0 Change engineoil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occursfirst).
An Emission Control Service.
0 Lubricate chassis components(or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).
(See footnote#.)
I SERVICEDBY: I
1
MILEAGE
(Continued)
7-25
Long Tripmighway Maintenance Schedule
60,000 Miles (100 000 km) (Continued)
0 Rotate tires.See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper
+.)
rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote
(Also see footnote++.)
0 Inspect engine accessory drive belt.
An Emission Control Service.
0 Replace air cleaner filter.
An Emission Control Service.
Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket
for any damage. Replace parts as needed.
An Emission Control Service. (See footnote?.)
0 Inspect Exhaust Gas Recirculation(EGR) system (2.2L Code 4 engine only).
An Emission Control Service. (See footnote?.)
67,500 Miles (112 500 km)
0 Change engine oil andfilter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service.
0 Lubricate chassis components (or every12 months, whichever occursfirst).
(See footnote#.)
0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” inthe Index for proper
rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote+.)
7-26
DATE
Long Tripmighway Maintenance Schedule
I DATE
75,000 Miles (125 000 km)
0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission ControlService.
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
I
I
SERVICED BY:
0 Lubricate chassis components(or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).
(See footnote#.)
0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation”in the Index for proper
rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote
+.)
(Also see footnote ++.)
$2,500 Miles (137 500 km)
0 Change engine oil andfilter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission ControlService.
DATE
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
SERVICED BY:
0 Lubricate chassis components (or every12 months, whichever occurs first).
(See footnote#.)
0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index
for proper
rotation pattern and additional information. (Seefootnote +.)
90,000 Miles (150 000 km)
DATE
0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission ControlService.
0 Lubricate chassis components (or every12 months, whichever occurs first).
(See footnote #.)
ACTUAL
MILEAGE
I SERVICED
I
BY:
(Continued)
7-27
Long Tripmighway Maintenance Schedule
90,000 Miles (150 000 km) (Continued)
0 Replace air cleaner filter.
An Emission Control Service.
0 Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damageor leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket
for any damage. Replace parts as needed.
An Emission ControlService. (See footnote”f)
0 Inspect Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system(2.2L Code 4 engine only).
An Emission Control Service.
0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index
for @r6pir
rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote
+.)
(Also see footnote ++.)
97,500 Miles (162 500 km)
Change engine oil andfilter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission ControlService.
0 Lubricate chassis components (or every12 months, whichever occurs first).
(See footnote#.)
0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation”the
in Index for proper
rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote
+.)
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100,000 Miles (166 000 km)
DATE
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2.4L Code T engine).
0 Inspect spark plug wires (except
An Emission ControlService.
Replace spark plugs.
An Emission ControlService.
0 Change automatic transaxlefluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven
under one or moreof these conditions:
- In heavy city traffic wherethe 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, the fluid
and filter do not require changing.
Manual transaxle fluid doesn’t require change.
150,000 Miles (240 000 km)
0 Drain, flush and refill cooling system (orevery 60 months since last service,
for what to use.
whichever occursfirst). See “Engine Coolant” in the Index
Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser, pressure
cap and neck. Pressure test
the cooling system and pressure cap.
An Emission ControlService.
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Part B: Owner Checks and Services
Engine Coolant Level Check
Listed below are owner checksand services which
should be performed at theintervals specified to help
ensure the safety, dependability and emission control
performance of your vehicle.
Check the engine coolantlevel and add [email protected]
coolant mixture if necessary. See “Engine Coolant” in
the Index for furtherdetails.
Be sure any necessary repairs are completed at once.
Whenever any fluids or lubricants are added to your
vehicle, make surethey are theproper ones, as shown
in Part D.
At Each FuelFill
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
Check the windshield washer fluid level in the
windshield washer tank and add the proper fluid if
necessary. See “Windshield Washer Fluid” in the
Index for further details.
At Least Once a Month
It is importantfor you or a service station attendant
to petjiorrn these underhood checks at each fuel fill.
Tire Inflation Check
Engine Oil Level Check
Make suretires are inflated to the correct pressures.
See “Tires” in the Index for further details.
Check the engineoil level and add the proper oil if
necessary. See “Engine Oil” in the Index for
further details.
Cassette Deck Service
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Clean cassette deck. Cleaningshould be done every
50 hours of tape play. See “Audio Systems” in the
Index for furtherdetails.
Automatic Transaxle Check (Three-Speed Only)
Check the transaxle fluid level; add if needed.
See
Restraint System Check
“Automatic Transaxle” inthe Index. A fluid loss
Make surethe safety belt reminderlight and all your
may indicate a problem. Checkthe system and
belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors and anchorages are repair if needed.
working properly. Lookfor any other loose or damaged
Automatic Transaxle Inspection (Four-Speed Only)
safety belt system parts.
If you see anything that might
keep a safety belt system
from doing its job, have it
It is not necessary to check the transaxle fluid level.
A
repaired. Have any tornor frayed safety belts replaced.
transaxle fluid leakis the only reason for fluid loss.
Check for leaks. If a leak occurs, take the vehicle to
Also look for any opened or broken air bag coverings,
and have them repaired or replaced. (The air bag systemyour Chevrolet dealership Service Department and have
it repaired as soon as possible.
does not need regular maintenance.)
At Least Twicea Year
Wiper Blade Check
Inspect wiper bladesfor wear or cracking. Replace blade
inserts that appear worn or damaged or that streak or
miss areas of the windshield. Also see “Wiper Blades,
Cleaning” inthe Index.
Hydraulic Clutch System Check
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.
Manual Transaxle Check
Check the transaxle fluid
level; add if needed. See
“Manual Transaxle” inthe Index. Checkfor leaks.
A fluid loss may indicate a problem. Have
the system
inspected and repairedif needed.
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At Least Once a Year
Key Lock Cylinders Service
Lubricate the key lock cylinders with the lubricant
specified in PartD.
Body Lubrication Service
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Star1. SwitchCheck
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When you are doing is check, the vehicle could
move suddenly.If it does, you or others could be
injured. Follow the steps below.
Lubricate all body door and rear compartment hinges.
Also lubricate all hinges and latches, including those
for
the primary and secondary hood latches, glove box door,
1. Before you start, be sure you have enough room
tells
console door and any folding seat hardware. D
Part
around the vehicle.
you what to use. More frequent lubrication may be
2. Firmly apply both the parking brake(see “Parking
required when exposed to a corrosive environment.
Brake” in the Index if necessary)and the regular brake.
NOTE: Do not use the accelerator pedal, and be
ready toturn off the engine immediately if it starts.
3. On automatic transaxle 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 transaxle 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.
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Brake-Transaxle Shift Interlock (BTSI) Check
(Automatic Transaxle)
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A CAUTION:
When you are doing this check, the vehicle could
move suddenly. If it does, you or others could be
injured. Follow the steps below.
1. Before you start, be sureyou have enough room
around the vehicle. It should be parked on a
level surface.
2. Firmly apply the parking brake (see “Parking Brake’’
in the Index if necessary).
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
While parked, and with the parking brake set, try to turn
the ignition key to LOCK in each shift lever position.
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With an automatic transaxle, the key should turn to
LOCK only when the shift lever is in PARK (P).
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With a manual transaxle, the key should turn
to LOCK only when the shift lever is in
REVERSE (R).
On vehicles with a key release button, try to turn the key
to LOCK without pressing the button. The key should
turn to LOCK only when you press the key button.
On all vehicles, the key should come out only in LOCK.
Turn the steering wheel to the leftand to the right. It
should only lock when turned to the right.
NOTE: Be ready to apply the regular brake
immediately if the vehicle begins to move.
3. With the engineoff, turn the key to theRUN
position, but don’t start theengine. Without applying
the regular brake, try to move the shift lever out of
PARK (P) with normal effort. If the shift lever
moves out of PARK (P), your vehicle’s BTSI
needs service.
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Parking Brake and Automatic Wansaxle
PARK (P)
Mechanism Check
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When you are doing thisc x k , your vehicle
could begin to move. Youor others could be
injured and property could
be damaged. Make
sure there is room infront of your vehiclein case
it begins to roll. Be ready to apply the regular
brake at once should the vehicle begin to move.
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Park on a fairly steep hill, with the vehicle facing
downhill. Keeping your foot on the regular brake, set the
parking brake.
To check the parking brake's holding ability: With
(N),
the engine running and transaxle NEUTRAL,
in
slowly remove foot pressure
from the regular brake
pedal. Do this until the vehicleis held by the parking
brake only.
To check the PARK (P) mechanism's holding ability:
PARK (P). Then
With the engine running, shift to
release all brakes.
Underbody Flushing Service
At least every spring, use plain water flush
to any
corrosive materials from the underbody. Take care to
clean thoroughly any areas where mud and other debris
can collect.
Part C: Periodic Maintenance
Inspections
Listed beloware inspecrlons and services which should
be performed at least twice a year(for instance, each
spring andfall). You should let your dealer’s service
department or other qualified service center
do these
jobs. Make sure any necessary repairs are completed
at once.
Proper procedures to perform these services
may be
found in a service manual.See “Service and Owner
Publications” inthe Index.
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle
Boot and Seal Inspection
Inspect thefront and rear suspension and steering
system for damaged, loose or missing parts, signs
of
wear or lack of lubrication. Inspect the power steering
lines and hosesfor proper hook-up, binding, leaks,
cracks, chafing,etc. Clean and then inspect the drive
axle boot sealsfor damage, tears or leakage. Replace
seals if necessary.
Exhaust System Inspection
Inspect the complete exhaust system. Inspect the body
near the exhaust system. Look for broken, damaged,
seams.
missing or out-of-position parts as well as open
holes, loose connectionsor 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.
Engine Cooling System Inspection
Inspect the hoses and have them replaced
if they are
cracked, swollen or deteriorated. Inspect all pipes,
fittings and clamps; replace as needed. Clean the outside
of the radiator and air conditioning condenser.
To help
ensure proper operation, a pressure test
of the cooling
system and pressurecap is recommended at least
once a year.
Throttle System Inspection
Inspect the throttle system
for interference or binding,
and for damaged or missing parts. Replace parts as
needed. Replace any components that have high effort
or excessive wear.Do not lubricate accelerator and
cruise control cables.
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Brake System Inspection
Inspect the complete system. Inspect brake lines
and
hoses for proper hook-up, binding, leaks, cracks,
chafing, etc. Inspect disc brake pads
for wear and rotors
for surface condition. Also inspect drum brake linings
for wear and cracks. Inspect other brake parts, including
drums, wheel cylinders, calipers, parking brake,
etc.
Check parking brake adjustment.You may need to have
your brakes inspected more often if your driving habits
or conditions result in fi-equent brakin,g..
Caliper/KnucMe Maintenance Inspection
If you operate your vehicle in a highly corrosive
on the
environment, as indicated by the shaded areas
map following this text, your vehicle may require
GM
additional brake service. Refer to the appropriate
Service Bulletinfor the proper caliper inspection
procedure. As necessary, caliper pins and knuckle brake
pad abutments should be lubricated at every other tire
rotation. Also, see yourGM dealer’s service department
or qualified service centerfor additional information.
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Part D: Recommended Fluids
and Lubricants
NOTE: Fluids and lubricants identified belowby name,
part number or specification may be obtainedfrom
your dealer.
USAGE
FLUIDLUBRICANT
Engine Oil
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.
Engine Coolant
50/50 mixture of clean water
(preferably distilled) and use only
GM [email protected] [email protected]
or [email protected] [email protected]
Coolant. See “Engine Coolant” in
the Index.
USAGE
FLUIDLUBRICANT
Hydraulic Brake Delco Supreme 11 Brake Fluid
(GM Part No. 12377967 or
System
equivalent DOT-3 Brake Fluid).
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Hydraulic Clutch Hydraulic Clutch Fluid (GM Part
No. 12345347 or equivalent
System
DOT-3 Brake Fluid).
Power Steering
System
GM Power Steering Fluid (GM
Part No. 1052884 - 1 pint,
105001 7- 1 quart, or equivalent).
Manual
Synchromesh Transmission
Fluid (GM Part No. 12345349
or equivalent).
Automatic
Transaxle
[email protected] Automatic
Transmission Fluid.
Cylinders
Multi-Pu ose Lubricant, Key Lock
Superlube% (GM Part
No. 12346241 or equivalent).
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USAGE
FLUIDLUBRICANT
USAGE
FLUIDLUBRICANT
Manual
Transaxle Shift
Linkage
Chassis Lubricant(GM Part
No. 12377985 or equivalent) or
lubricant meeting requirements
of NLGI # 2, Category LB
or GC-LB.
[email protected] Lubricant Aerosol
(GM Part No. 12346293 or
equivalent) or lubricant meeting
requirements of NLGI # 2,
Category LB or GC-LB.
Clutch Linkage
Pivot Points
Engine Oil.
Hood Latch
Assembly,
Secondary Latch,
Pivots, Spring
Anchor and
Release Pawl
Chassis
Lubrication
Chassis Lubricant (GM Part
No. 12377985 or equivalent)
or lubricant meeting requirements
of NLGI # 2, CategoryLB
or GC-LB.
Windshield
Washer Solvent
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GM [email protected] Washer Solvent
(GM Part No. 1051515)
or equivalent.
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Hinges
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Multi-PuoseLubricant,
Superlube% (GM Part
No. 12346241 or equivalent).
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Conditioning
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Dielectric Silicone Grease
(GM Part No. 12345579
or equivalent).
Part E: Maintenance Record
After the scheduled services are performed, record the
date, odometer reading and who performed
the service
in the boxes provided after
the maintenance interval.
Any additional informationfrom “Owner Checks and
Services” or “Periodic Maintenance”can be added on
the following record pages. Also, you should retain all
maintenance receipts.Your owner information portfolio
is a convenient place to store them.
Maintenance Record
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Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
Here you will find out how to contact Chevrolet
if you need assistance. This section also tells you
how to obtain
service publications and howto report any safety defects.
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8-9
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
Customer Assistancefor Text Telephone
(TTY) Users
Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program
Canadian Roadside Assistance
Courtesy Transportation
GM Participation inan Alternative Dispute
Resolution Program
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Warranty Information
Reporting Safety Defects to the United
States Government
Reporting Safety Defects to the
Canadian Government
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
Ordering Service and Owner Publications
in Canada
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Customer Satisfaction Procedure
Chevrolet dealers have the facilities, trained technicians
and up-to-date information to promptly address any
concerns you may have. However, if a concern has not
been resolved to your complete satisfaction, take the
following steps:
STEP ONE-- Discuss your concern with a member
of dealership management. Normally, concerns can
be quickly resolved at that level. If the matter has
already been reviewed with the sales, service or parts
manager, contact the owner of the dealership or the
general manager.
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STEP TWO -- If after contacting a member of
dealership management, it appears your concern
cannot be resolved by the dealership without further
help, contact the Chevrolet Customer Assistance
Center by calling 1-800-222- 1020. InCanada,
contact GM of Canada Customer Communication
Centre in Oshawa bycalling 1-800-263-3777
(English) or 1-800-263-7854 (French).
For help outsideof the United States and Canada, call
the following numbers as appropriate:
In Mexico: (525) 625-3256
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In the U.S. Virgin Islands: 1-800-496-9994
In the Dominican Republic: 1-800-75 1-41 35
(English) or 1-800-751-4136 (Spanish)
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In the Bahamas: 1-800-389-0009
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In Bermuda, Barbados, Antigua and the British
Virgin Islands: 1-800-534-0122
In all other Caribbean countries: (809) 763-1315
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In other overseas locations, call GM Overseas
Distribution Corporation in Canada at:
(905) 644-4112.
In Puerto Rico: 1-800-496-9992 (English) or
1-800-496-9993 (Spanish)
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For prompt assistance, please have the following
information available to give the Customer
Assistance Representative:
Refer to your Warranty and Owner Assistance
Information booklet for addresses of
GM Overseas offices.
Your name, address, home and business
When contacting Chevrolet, please remember that
telephone numbers
your concern will likely be resolved in the dealership,
using the dealer’s facilities, equipment and personnel.
0 Vehicle Identification Number (This
is available
from the vehicle registration or title, or the plate at That is why we suggest you follow Step One first if
you have a concern.
the topleft of the instrument panel and visible
through the windshield.)
Customer Assistance forText
a Dealership name and location
Telephone (TTY) Users
a Vehicle deliverydate and present mileage
To assist customers whoare deaf, hardof hearing, or
a Nature of concern
speech-impaired and who use Text Telephones (TTYs),
Chevrolet
has TTY equipment available at its Customer
We encourage you to call usso we can giveyour inquiry
Assistance Center.Any TTY user can communicate with
prompt attention. However, if you wish to write
Chevrolet by dialing: 1-800-833-CHEV. (TTY users in
Chevrolet, address your inquiry to:
Canada can dial 1-800-263-3830.)
Chevrolet Motor Division
Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center
P.O. Box 7047
Troy, MI 48007-7047
In Canada, write to:
General Motorsof Canada Limited
Customer Communication Centre, 163-005
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, OntarioL1H 8P7
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Chevrolet Roadside
Assistance Progr
24 hours a day,
Roadside Assistance is available
365 days a year, by calling 1-800-CHEV-USA
(1-800-243-8872).This toll-free number will provide
you over-the-phone roadside assistance with minor
mechanical problems.If your problem cannot be
resolved over the phone, our advisors have access to a
nationwide networkof dealer recommended service
providers. Roadside membership is
free, however some
services may incur costs.
of service to the customer,
Roadside offers two levels
Basic Care and Courtesy” Care:
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Toll-free number, 1-800-CHEV-USA
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Free towing for warranty repairs
Basic over-the-phone technical advice
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To enhance Chevrolet’s strong commitment to customer
satisfaction, Chevrolet is excited to announce the
establishment of the Chevrolet Roadside Assistance
Center. As the owner of a 1998 Chevrolet, membership
in Roadside Assistance is free.
Available dealer services at reasonable costs (i.e.,
wrecker services,locksmithkey service, glass
repair, etc.)
ROADSIDE Courtesy R*l Care PROVIDES:
Roadside Basic Care services (as outlined previously)
Plus:
FREE Non-Warranty Towing (to the closest dealer
from a legal roadway)
FREE LocksmitWKey Service (when keys are lost
on the road or locked inside)
FREE Flat Tire Service (spare installed on the road)
FREE Jump Start (at home or on the road)
FREE Fuel Delivery ($5 of fuel delivered on
the road)
Chevrolet 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 eligible purchasersof 1998 Chevrolet passenger car
and light duty trucks. (Pleasesee your selling dealer
for details.)
Note: Courtesy Care is available to retail and retail lease
customers operating 1998 and newer Chevrolet vehicles
for a period of 3 years/36,000 miles(60 000 km),
whichever occurs first. AllCourtesy Care services must
be pre-arranged by Chevrolet Roadside or dealer
Service Management.
Basic Care and Courtesy Care are not partof or
included in the coverage provided by the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty. Chevrolet reserves the right to
modify or discontinue Basic Care and Courtesy Care
at any time.
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For complete programdetails, see your Chevrolet dealer
to obtain a Roadside Assistance Center brochure.
Please refer tothe Roadside Assistance brochure
inside your owner information portfolio
for full
program details.
The Roadside Assistance Center uses companies that
will provide you with quality and priority service. When Canadian Roadside Assistance
roadside services are required, our advisors will explain
Vehicles purchasedin Canada havean extensive
any payment obligations that may be incurred
for
Roadside Assistance program accessible from anywhere
utilizing outside services.
in Canada or the United
States. Please refer to the
For prompt assistance whencalling, please havethe
separate brochure provided by the dealer or call
following available to give to
the advisor:
1-800-268-6800 for emergency services.
0 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
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License plate number
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Vehiclecolor
Vehiclelocation
Telephone number where you can be reached
Vehiclemileage
Description of problem
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Courtesy Transportation
Chevrolet Courtesy Transportation is not part
of the
Bumper to Bumper New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Chevrolet offers Courtesy Transportation
for customers
Chevrolet reserves the right to make any changes or
needing warranty service. Courtesy Transportation will
discontinue Courtesy Transportation at any time
be offered in conjunction with
the coverage provided by
without notification.
the Bumper to Bumper New Vehicle Limited Warranty
0 For additional program details, contact your
to retail purchasersof 1998 Chevrolet passenger cars
Chevrolet dealer.
and light duty trucks (pleasesee your selling dealer
Some state insurance regulations make it impractical
to
for details).
rent vehicles to people under21 years of age. If you are
Courtesy Transportation includes:
under 21 and have difficulty rentinga vehicle, Chevrolet
0 One way shuttleride for any warranty repair
will reimburse up to $30/day
for documented
completed during the same day.
transportation you receive.
a Up to $30 maximum daily vehicle rental allowance
For warranty repairs during the Complete Vehicle
for any Overnight warranty repair up to five days,OR
Coverage period in the
New Vehicle Limited Warranty,
0 Up to $30 maximum daily cab, bus or other
the
interim transportation may be available under
Courtesy Transportation Program. Please consult your
transportation allowance in lieuof rental for any
dealer for details. The Roadside Assistance program is
overnight warranty repair up five
to days, OR
available only inthe United States and Canada.
a Up to $10 daily fuel allowance for rides provided by
another person (i.e., fi-iend, neighbor, etc.) in lieu of
In Canada, please consult yourGM dealer for
rental for any overnight warranty repair up to five days. information on Courtesy Transportation.
Note: All Courtesy Transportation arrangements
will be administered by your Chevrolet dealer
service management. Claim amounts should
reflect all actual costs.
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GM Participation in an Alternative
Dispute Resolution Program
This program is available in all 50 states and the District
of Columbia. Canadian owners refer to your Warranty
and Owner Assistance Information booklet for
information on the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration
Plan (CAMVAP). General Motors reserves the right to
change eligibility limitations and/or to discontinue its
participation in this program.
are committed
Both Chevrolet and your Chevrolet dealer
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 sectionis very successful.
There may be instances where an impartial third party
can assist in arriving at a solution to a disagreement
regarding vehicle repairs or interpretation of the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty. To assist in resolving these
disagreements, Chevrolet voluntarily participates in
BBB AUTO LINE.
BBB AUTO LINE is an out-of-court program
administered by the Better Business Bureau system to
settle automotive disputes. This program is available
free of charge to customers who currently own or lease a
GM vehicle.
If you are not satisfied after following the Customer
Satisfaction Procedure, you may contact the BBB using
the toll-free telephone number, or write them at the
following address:
BBB AUTO LINE
Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc.
4200 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22203-1804
Telephone: 1-800-955-5 100
To file a claim, you will be asked to provide your name
and address, your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
and a statement of the nature of your complaint.
Eligibility is limited by vehicle age and mileage, and
other factors.
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We prefer you utilize the Customer Satisfaction
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
Procedure before you resortto AUTO LINE, but you
TO THE UNITED STATES
may contact theBBB at any time. The BBB will attempt
to resolve the complaint serving as an intermediary.If
GOVERNMENT
this mediation is unsuccessful, an informal hearing will
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could
be scheduled where eligible customers may present their
cause a crashor could cause injury or death, you should
case to an impartial third-party arbitrator.
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic
The arbitrator will make a decision which
you may
Safety Administration (NHTSA), in addition to
accept or reject. If you accept the decision,GM will be
notifying General Motors.
bound by that decision. The entire dispute resolution
If NHTSA receives similar complaints,
it may open an
procedure should ordinarily take about 40 days from the investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in
time you file a claim until a decisionis made.
a groupof vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
Some state lawsmay 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.
Warranty Information
Your vehicle comes with a separate warranty booklet
that contains detailed warranty information.
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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 information about motor
vehicle safety from the Hotline.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO
THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
If you live in Canada, and you believe that your vehicle
has a safety defect, you should immediately notify
Transport Canada, in addition to notifying General
Motors of Canada Limited.You may write to:
Transport Canada
Box 8880
Ottawa, Ontario K1G352
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 callus at 1-800-222-1020 or write:
In Canada, pleasecall us at 1-800-263-3777 (English)
or 1-800-263-7854 (French). Or, write:
General Motorsof Canada Limited
Customer CommunicationCentre, 163-005
1908 ColonelSam Drive
Oshawa, OntarioLlH 8P7
Ordering Service and Owner
Publications in Canada
Service manuals, owner’s manuals and other service
literature are availablefor purchase for all current and
past model General Motors vehicles.
The toll-free telephone number
for ordering information
in Canada is 1-800-668-5539.
Chevrolet Motor Division
Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center
P.O. Box 7047
Troy, MI 48007-7047
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1998 CHEVROLET SERVICE PUBLICATIONSORDERING INFORMATION
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Index
Adapter Kit. CD ...............................
3- 15
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle . . . . . . 6-3
1-23
AirBag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How Does it Restrain ..........................
1-27
How it Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-25
1-25
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-23, 2-66
Readiness Light .........................
Servicing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-29
What Makes it Inflate ..........................
1-27
What Will You See After it Inflates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-27
1-26
When Should it Inflate .........................
6-17
Aircleaner ....................................
3-4
Air Conditioning ................................
6-64
Air Conditioning Refrigerants .....................
Alignment and Balance, Tire ......................
6-46
6-54
Aluminum Wheels, Cleaning ......................
Antenna, Fixed .................................
3-24
Antifreeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-25
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-68, 4-7
Brake System Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-68, 4-7
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-7
Anti-Theft, Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-20
6-48
Appearancecare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Appearance Care Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-56
8-9
Arbitration Program ..............................
Ashtrays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-48
3-22
Audio Equipment. Adding ........................
Audio Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Auto-Down Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32
Automatic Overdrive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-23
Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15
Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-31
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-18, 6-21
2-20
Gear Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-19
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-34
Park Mechanism Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19
2-15
Starting Your Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
B a c k - u p Lamps Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-38
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-35
Charging System Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-67
5-3
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement. Keyless Entry .....................
2-9
Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-44
Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3, 5-5
BBB Auto Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8-9
Better Business Bureau Mediation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9
Blizzard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-26
9-1
Brake
6-34
Adjustment ..................................
6-31
Fluid .......................................
6-3 1
Master Cylinder ..............................
Parking .....................................
2-26
6-34
PedalTravel .................................
6-34
Replacing System Parts ........................
2-67
System Warning Light .........................
4-36
Trailer ......................................
Transaxle Shift Interlock Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-33
Wear .......................................
6-33
Brakes.Anti -Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
Braking ........................................
4-6
Braking in Emergencies ..........................
4- 10
2- 13
Break-In. New Vehicle ..........................
BTSICheck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-33
6-35
Bulb Replacement ..............................
Back-up Lamps ..............................
6-38
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-38. 6-39
Dome Lamp .................................
6-39
6-37
RearTurnSignal .............................
6-37
Taillamp ....................................
Bypass Switch. Convertible Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-57
Canadian Roadside Assistance ....................
Capacities and Specifications ......................
Carbon Monoxide . . . . . . . . . . 2.10.2.30.2.31.4.27.4.36
Cassette Deck Service ...........................
Cassette Tape Player ........................
3.9.3.
Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CD Adapter Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8-7
6-63
7-30
11
3-23
3- 15
3-24
CDCare ......................................
3-16
CDPlayer .....................................
Theft-Deterrent Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20
2-47
Center Console Storage Area ......................
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp Bulb
Replacement ............................
6.38.6.39
Center Rear Passenger Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-36
Certification Label .............................. 4-31
4-36
Chains. Safety .................................
6-47
Chains.Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-23
Changing a Flat Tire .............................
Check Engine Light .............................
2-71
Check Gages Light .............................. 2-76
Checking Your Restraint Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-55
6-55
Chemical Paint Spotting ..........................
Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-40
Securing in a Rear Outside Seat Position . . . . . . . . . . . 1-45
Securing in the Center Rear Seat Position . . . . . . . . . . 1-48
Securing in the Passenger Seat Position . . . . . . . . . . . 1-50
Securing in the Right Front Seat Position . . . . . . . . . . 1-50
Top Strap ...................................
1-45
WheretoPut ................................
1-44
2-48
Cigarette Lighter ...............................
Circuit Breakers and Fuses .......................
6-59
6-17
Cleaner.Air ...................................
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-48
Aluminum Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-54
ConvertibleTop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-53
Exterior LampsLenses ........................
6-52
Fabric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-49
Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-51
Inside of Your Vehicle .........................
6-49
Instrument Panel .............................
6-50
Interior Plastic Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5 1
Outside of Your Vehicle ........................
6-52
Special Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-50
Stains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-50
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-54
6-50
Vinyl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-54
Windshield and Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-51
Climate Control System. Standard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Climate Control System with Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Clock. Setting the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Clutch Fluid. Hydraulic ..........................
6-24
Clutch. Hydraulic ...............................
6-24
Comfort Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-2
Compact Disc
AdapterKit ..................................
3-15
Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-24
Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-16
3-20
Theft-Deterrent Feature ........................
Compact Disc Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-16
Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-24
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-33
Control of a Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-5
Convenience Net ...............................
2-47
Convertible Top
Bypassswitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-57
6-53
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-51
Lowering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-4 9
Lowering Manually ...........................
2-57
2-49
Operation ...................................
Raising .....................................
2-56
Raising Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-57
Removing the Boot ...........................
2-54
Convex Outside Mirror ..........................
2-46
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-25
2-18
Heater. Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-16
SurgeTank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Surge Tank Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-28
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-16
Courtesy Transportation ...........................
8-8
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-36
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-47
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone Users . . . . . . . . . 8-4
Customer Assistance Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1
Customer Satisfaction Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
6-55
Damage. Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Damage. Sheet Metal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-55
Daytime Running Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-40
DeadBattery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-3
Defects. Reporting Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-10
Defensive Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-2
Defogger. Rear Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-6
Defogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-6
3-6
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dimensions. Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-65
3-15
Dolby B Noise Reduction ........................
6-39
Dome Lamp Bulb Replacement ....................
9-3
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-4
Drive. Automatic Transaxle .......................
2-22
Driver Position .................................
1- 14
Driving
City ........................................
4-19
Defensive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Drunken .....................................
4-3
Freeway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20
In a Blizzard ................................. 4-26
In Foreign Countries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
In the Rain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16
Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-15
OnCurves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10
On Grades While Towing a Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-38
On Hill and Mountain Roads ....................4-22
On Snow and Ice .............................
4-25
Through Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4- 18
4-16
WetRoads ..................................
Winter ......................................
4-24
With a Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-36
DrunkenDriving ................................
4-3
E a s y Entry Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
Electrical Equipment. Adding . . . . . . . . . . . 2.16.3.22. 6.58
6-58
Electrical System ...............................
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.10. 6.11
6-25
Coolant .....................................
2- 18
Coolant Heater ...............................
Coolant Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-30
2-70
Coolant Temperature Gage .....................
9-4
Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.10.2.30.2.31.4.27. 4.36
Fuse Block ..................................
6-62
Identification ................................
6-57
OilLevelCheck ..............................
7-30
.................................
5-14
Overheating
Running While Parked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-31
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-65
Starting Your . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.15.2.16. 2.17
Engineoil ....................................
6-12
Adding .....................................
6-13
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-16
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-13
Used .......................................
6-16
What To Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-14
Whentochange ..............................
6-16
Enhanced Traction System .........................
4-8
Active Light .............................
2.70.4.9
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
WarningLight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.69.4.9
6-4
Ethanol ........................................
4-8
ETS ..........................................
2.70.4.9
Active Light .............................
2.69.
4.9
WarningLight ...........................
Exhaust. Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.10.2.30.4.27. 4.36
Exterior Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-40
Exterior LampsLenses. Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-52
Fabric Cleaning ...............................
FabricProtection ...............................
Fifth Gear. Manual Transaxle .....................
6-49
6-50
2-25
nguage
Filling a Portable Fuel Container ....................
6-7
Filling Your Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
Filter. Air ................................
6-17. 6-64
Finishcare ....................................
6-52
Finish Damage . . . . .Franqais
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .en
. . . . . . . . 6-55
First Gear. Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.22.2.24
First Gear. Manual Transaxle ......................
2-25
Flashers. Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Flash-To-Pass .................................
2-34
Flashers
Warning
Flat Tire. Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-23
Fluids and Lubricants ............................
7-37
FogLamps ....................................
2-42
Foreign Countries. Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
Fourth Gear. Manual Transaxle ....................
2-25
French
........................... 11..
Front Reading Lamps ............................
2-44
FrontTowing ..................................
5-10
Fuel ..........................................
6-3
Filling a Portable Container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Filling Your Tank ..............................
6-5
Gage .......................................
2-76
In Foreign Countries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-5
Fuses and Circuit Breakers .......................
6-59
Gages
Engine Coolant Temperature ....................
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speedometer .................................
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GAWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-70
2-76
2-64
2-65
4-31
Gear Positions. Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20
Gear Positions. Manual Transaxle .................. 2-24
Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-31
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-31..
Guide
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
GVWR .......................................
4-31
Halogen
6-35
. Bulbs ................................
Hazard
.......................... 5-2
HeadRestraints .................................
1-5
Headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-40
6-36
BulbReplacement ............................
High/Low Beam Changer ......................
2-34
OnReminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-40
Wiring .....................................
6-58
Hearing Impaired. Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-4
Heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
High-Beam Headlamps ..........................
2-34
Highway Hypnosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-22
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-22
Hitches. Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-36
Hood
Checking Things Under .........................
6-8
6-9
Prop ........................................
6-8
Release ......................................
Horn .........................................
2-32
HydraulicClutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-24
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-24
Systemcheck ................................
7-31
Hydroplaning ..................................
4-18
9-5
Ignition Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2- 13
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check ....................
7-33
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-43
Inflation. Tire .................................. 6-41
Inside Daymight Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-45
Inspections ....................................
7-35
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-36
CaliperIKnuckle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-36
Engine Cooling System ........................
7-35
Exhaust System ..............................
7-35
Front-Wheel-Drive Axle Boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-35
Front-Wheel-Drive Axle Seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-35
Steering ....................................
7-35
Suspension ..................................
7-35
Throttle System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-35
Installing the Boot ..............................
2-51
Instrumentpanel ...............................
2-60
Cleaning ....................................
6-50
Cluster ................................
2-62.2-63
FuseBlock ..................................
6-59
Intensity Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-43
2-43
Intensity Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interior Lamps .................................
2-43
BulbReplacement ............................
6-39
Jack.Tire ....................................
Jump Starting ...................................
5-25
5-3
K e y Lock Cylinders Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-32
2- 15
Key Release Button .............................
9-6
Keyless Entry System ............................
Keys ..........................................
2-6
2-2
4-31
Labels .......................................
Certification .................................
4-31
6-57
Service Parts Identification .....................
Tire-Loading Information ......................
4-31
Vehicle Identification Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-57
Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-40
Exterior ....................................
2-40
Fog ........................................
2-42
FrontReading ................................ 2-44
Interior .....................................
2-43
2-44
Map .......................................
2-40
OnReminder ................................
Latches, Seatback ................................
1-5
2-6
Leaving Your Vehicle .............................
Leaving Your Vehicle with the Engine Running . . . . . . . 2-28
Lighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-48
Lights
Air Bag Readiness .......................
1-23, 2-66
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-68, 4-7
2-67
Brake System Warning .........................
Charging System .............................
2-67
CheckEngine ................................
2-71
CheckGages ................................
2-76
Enhanced Traction System Active . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-70, 4-9
Enhanced Traction System Warning Light . . . . . 2-69, 4-9
ETS Active ..............................
2-70, 4-9
2-69, 4-9
ETS Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-43
Low Coolant Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-71
Oil Pressure .................................
2-73
[email protected] ...........................
2-75
Safety Belt Reminder ......................
1.8. 2.66
Up-Shift ...............................
2.26.2.75
Loading Your Vehicle ...........................
4-3 1
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Cylinders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-32
Door ........................................
2-4
Ignition Transaxle Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-33
Key Lock Cylinder Service .....................
7-32
PowerDoor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Rear Door Security .............................
2-5
Low Coolant Warning Light ......................
2-71
Lowering the Convertible Top Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-57
Lowering Your Convertible Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-49
Lubricants and Fluids ............................
7-37
Lubrication Service. Body ........................
7-32
Maintenance. Normal Replacement parts . . . . . . . . . . . 6-64
MaintenanceRecord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-39
7- 1
Maintenance Schedule ............................
Long Tripmighway Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-6
7-6
Long Tripmighway Intervals .....................
Owner Checks and Services .....................
7-30
Periodic Maintenance Inspections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-35
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-37
Scheduled Maintenance Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
Short TripKity Definition .......................
7-5
Short Trip/City Intervals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
Maintenance. Underbody .........................
6-55
Maintenance When Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-40
Malfunction Indicator Lamp ......................
2-71
Manual Front Seat ...............................
1-2
Manual Lumbar Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3
Manual Remote Control Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-45
ManualTransaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15
Check ......................................
7-31
Fluid .......................................
6-22
GearPositions ...............................
2-24
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24
2-24
Shifting .....................................
Starting Your Engine ..........................
2-15
Methanol ......................................
6-4
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-45
Convex Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-46
Inside Daymight Rearview .....................
2-45
Manual Remote Control ........................
2-45
Power Remote Control .........................
2-46
Mountain Roads ................................
4-22
Multifunction Lever .............................
2-33
Neutral. Automatic Transaxle ....................
Neutral. Manual Transaxle ........................
NewVehicle “Break-In” .........................
Nightvision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-21
2-25
2-13
4-15
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Odometer, Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Off-Road Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-64
2-64
4-12
9-7
Oil. Engine ....................................
6-12
2-73
Oil Pressure Light ..............................
Overdrive, Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23
5- 14
Overheating Engine .............................
Owner Checks and Services .......................
7-30
Owner Publications. Ordering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1 1, 8-12
Steering ...............................
4- 10. 6.29
6-29
Steering Fluid ................................
2-32
Windows ...................................
Pregnancy, Use of Safety Belts ....................
1-22
5-1
Problems on the Road ............................
Publications, Service and Owner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8- 11, 8- 12
P a i n t Spotting. Chemical ........................
6-55
Park
2-20
Automatic Transaxle ..........................
2-27
Shifting Into . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-29
Shifting Out of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking
2-11
AtNight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26
7-34
Brake Mechanism Check .......................
Lots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2- 12
Over Things That Burn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30
With a Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-39
Your Vehicle, Manual Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29
Passenger Position ....................
1-23, 1-30. 1-36
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-12
4-37
With a Trailer ................................
2-12
[email protected] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-75
Periodic Maintenance Inspections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-35
Power
2-5
DoorLocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Option Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-58
Remote Control Mirror ........................
2-46
R a d i o Reception ..............................
3-22
3.16
Radios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.7.3.9.3.11.
Rain. Driving In ................................
4-16
Raising the Convertible Top Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-57
2-56
Raising Your Convertible Top .....................
Rear
2-5
Door Security Locks ...........................
Outside Seat Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-30
1-33
Safety Belt Comfort Guides .....................
Seatpassengers ..............................
1-30
Towing .....................................
5-12
Window Defogger .............................
3-6
5-12
RearTowing ...................................
Rear Turn Signal Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-37
Rearview Mirror ................................
2-45
Rearview Mirror, Inside Daymight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-45
1-4
Reclining Front Seatbacks .........................
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-37
Recreational Vehicle Towing ......................
4-28
Refrigerants.Air Conditioning ....................
6-64
Remote Trunk Release ...........................
2-11
Removing the Boot .............................
2-54
9-8
Replacement
Bulbs ...................................... 6-63
6-64
Parts .......................................
Wheel ......................................
6-46
Replacing Safety Belts ...........................
1-55
Reporting Safety Defects .........................
8-10
Restraints
1-55
Checking ...................................
Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-40
Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-5
Replacing Parts After a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-55
7-31
Systemcheck ................................
2-2 1
Reverse. Automatic Transaxle .....................
Reverse. Manual Transaxle .......................
2-25
Right Front Passenger Position ....................
1-23
Roadside Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5
Roadside Assistance. Canadian .....................
8-7
Rocking YourVehicle ...........................
5-34
Rotation.Tires .................................
6-42
Safety Belt Extender ............................
1-55
1-8
SafetyBelts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-13
Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-51
Care .......................................
Center Rear Passenger Position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-36
Children ....................................
1-37
DriverPosition ...............................
1-14
1-55
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to Wear Properly .........................
1-13
1-18, 1-53, 1-54
IncorrectUsage ....................
1-36
LapBelt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.14.1.30
Lap-Shoulder ...........................
1-52
LargerChildren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Passenger Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.23.1.30.1.36
1-12
Questions and Answers ........................
1-33
Rear Comfort Guides ..........................
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-30
1-30
Rear Seat Passengers ..........................
1-8. 2-66
ReminderLight ..........................
Replacing After a Crash. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-55
Right Front Passenger Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17
1-37
Smaller Children and Babies ....................
1-22
Use During Pregnancy .........................
WhyTheyWork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-9
Safety Chains ..................................
4-36
Safety Defects. Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-10
Safety Warnings and Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi
Scheduled Maintenance Services ....................
7-4
Seatback
Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-5
RecliningFront . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-4
Seats
1-6
EasyEntry ...................................
1-2
ManualFront . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ManualLumbarSupport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-3
1-7
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restraint Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
SeatControls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Securing a Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-45. 1-48. 1-50
Second Gear. Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22. 2-23
9-9
Second Gear. Manual Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25
Security System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
Service ........................................
6-2
Bulletins. Ordering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1 1. 8- 12
8- 11 8- 12
Manuals. Ordering .......................
Parts Identification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-57
Publications. Ordering ....................
8-1 1. 8- 12
Work. Doing Your Own .........................
6-2
Service and Appearance Care ......................
6-1
Service and Owner Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8- 11. 8- 12
OrderinginCanada ...........................
8-12
Service Publications ........................
8- 11. 8- 12
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . 1-29
Sheet Metal Damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-55
ShiftLever ...............................
2-20. 2-24
Shiftspeeds ...................................
2-25
Shifting
vlu
Vehicle
Automatic Transaxle ..........................
2- 19
Into Park (P) .................................
2-27
Manual Transaxle .............................
2-24
OutofPark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17
2-34
SignalingTurns ................................
Skidding ......................................
4- 14
Sound Equipment. Adding ........................
3-22
5-33
Spare Tire. Compact .............................
6-63
Specifications and Capacities......................
Specifications. Engine ...........................
6-65
Speech Impaired. Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-4
2-64
Speedometer ...................................
SRS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-23
Stains. Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-50
.
9-10
Starter Switch Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-32
Starting Your Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.15.2.16. 2.17
Steam ........................................
5-14
Steering ......................................
4-10
4-11
In Emergencies ...............................
Power .................................
4.10.6.29
Tips ........................................
4-10
Wheel. Tilt ..................................
2-33
Storage Compartments ...........................
2-47
Storage. Vehicle ................................ 6-35
Stuck: In Sand. Mud. Ice or Snow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-34
Sunvisors ....................................
2-48
Sunroof .......................................
2-49
Supplemental Restraint System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23
Surge Tank. Coolant .............................
5-16
Surge Tank Pressure Cap .........................
6-28
Symbols.
................................
e..
Tachometer ..................................
2-65
Taillamp Bulb Replacement .......................
6-37
3-23
TapePlayerCare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-11
Theft-Deterrent Feature. CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-20
THEFTLOCK" ................................
3-20
6-28
Thermostat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Third Gear. Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23
2-25
Third Gear. Manual Transaxle .....................
Tilt Steering Wheel .............................
2-33
3-7
Time. Setting the ................................
Tirechains ....................................
6-47
4-31
TireLoading ...................................
Tire-Loading Information Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3 1
6-40
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-46
Alignment and Balance ........................
6-44
BuyingNew .................................
6-47
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ChangingaFlat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-23
Cleaning ....................................
6-54
Compact Spare ...............................
5-33
Inflation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-41
7-30
Inflation Check ...............................
Inspection and Rotation ........................
6-42
Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-31
Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-41
Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-45
Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-45
Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-45
Uniform Quality Grading .......................
6-45
Used Replacement Wheel ......................
6-47
6-43
Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheel Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-46
When It’s Time for New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-43
1-45
TopStrap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TorqueLock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-29
5-31, 6-64
Torque, Wheel Nut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing
Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-12
4-28
Recreational Vehicle ..........................
4-33, 4-40
Towing a Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8
Towing Your Vehicle From the Front . . . . . . . . . . 4-28, 4-29
Towing Your Vehicle From the Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-30
Trailer
Backingup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-37
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-36
Driving on Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-38
Driving with . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-36
Following Distance ...........................
4-37
4-36
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance When Towing .....................
4-40
MakingTurns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-37
4-39
Parking on Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-37
4-36
Safety Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tongueweight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-35
Total Weight on Tires ..........................
4-36
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-33. 4-40
Turnsignals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-38
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-34
Transaxle Fluid
6- 18. 6-21
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-22
Transmitters. Keyless Entry ........................
2-6
Transportation. Courtesy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8-8
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-64
8-4
TTYUsers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turn Signal and Lane Change Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-34
Turn Signalhlultifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-33
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-38
Underbody Flushing Service .....................
7-34
6-55
Underbody Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Up-Shift Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.26.2.75
9-11
Vehicle
Control ......................................
4-5..
Damage Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vi1
Dimensions .................................
6-65
Identification Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-57
Loading ....................................
4-31
Storage .....................................
6-35
Ventilation System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Visors. Sun ....................................
2-48
w a r n i n g Devices ...............................
5-3
Warning Lights. Gages and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-65
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8- 10
Washer Fluid. Windshield ........................
6-30
Washing Your Vehicle ...........................
6-52
Weatherstrips ..................................
6-52
Wheel
Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-46
Nut Torque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-30. 6.64
9-12
Replacement .................................
6-46
Used Replacement ............................
6-47
Wrench . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-25
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32
Auto-Down .................................
2-32
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32
WindshieldWasher .............................
2-36
Fluid ..................................
2-36. 6-30
Fluid Level Check ............................
7-30
WindshieldWiper ..............................
2-35
Bladecheck .................................
7-31
Blade Replacement ...........................
6-40
Fuses ......................................
6-58
Winter Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-24
Wiper Blades. Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-51
Wiring. Headlamp ..............................
6-58
WreckerTowing .................................
5-8
Wrench. Wheel .................................
5-25
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