This section tells you when to perform vehicle maintenance and what fluids and lubricants to use. 8- 1 Customer Assistance Information This section tells you how to contact GMC for assistance and how to get service and owner publications. It also gives you information on “Reporting Safety Defects” on page 8-10. Index Here’s an alphabetical listing of almost every subject in this manual.
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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.
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: NOTICE: These mean there is something that could damage your vehicle.
Vehicle Symbols These are some the symbols you may find on your vehicle. For example, These symbols are important these symbols for you and used on an original battery: your passengers whenever your vehicle is CAUTION driven: POSSIBLE INJURY DOOR LOCK PROTECT UNLOCK EYES BY...
Model Reference This manual covers these models: Cargo Van Passenger Van...
Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems Here you’ll find information about the seats in your vehicle and how to use your safety belts properly. You can also learn about some things you should not do with air bags and safety belts. Seats and Seat Controls 1-12 Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone...
Seats and Seat Controls This section tells you about the seats them, take them out and put them back in. It also tells you about bucket and bench seats, power seats and head restraints. Manual Front Seats UTION: You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver’s seat while the vehicle is moving.
Manual Lumbar Support If you have this feature, there will be a knob on the inboard side of the driver and passenger bucket seats. Turn the knob toward the front of the vehicle to increase lumbar support. Turn the knob toward the rear of the vehicle to decrease lumbar support.
Reclining Seatbacks There is a lever the inside of the seat to adjust the seatback. You can adjust the seatback by lifting the lever. Release the lever where you want it. Pull up on the lever and the seat will go to lock the seatback an upright position.
up, your safety belts can’t do their job when you’re reclined like this. The shoulder belt can’t do its job because it won’t be against your body. Instead, it will be in front of you. In a crash you could go into it, receiving neck or other injuries.
After the latch has been released, push the seatback toward the front of the vehicle until it locks in place. raise the seatback, unlock the seatback latch by pushing up on the lever while pushing down on the upper edge of the seatback.
Bucket Seats If you have rear bucket seats in your vehicle, they will recline and adjust the same way as the front manual bucket seats. See “Reclining Seatbacks” earlier in this section or in the Index. Bench Seats If you have bench seats in your vehicle, each seat can carry up to three passengers.
To adjust your seatback, pull up on the lever on the lower outside of the seat. The center bench seatbacks will recline further back than the rear bench seatbacks. To raise or lower the center console, press the button between the beverage holders.
Removing the Rear Seats remove the rear seats, do the following: 1. If you are removing the center seat, remove the TO DETACH right lap-shoulder belt. BELTFOR To do this, press the tip SEAT REMOVAL of a key into the release hole of the safety belt attachment while pulling up on the safety belt.
4. Lift up on the left seat release lever, then the right. The latches are near the floor on the rear legs of the seat. 5. Lift up on the rear of the seat to remove the seat assembly from the rear latch pins. Then, pull back and lift the seat out of the vehicle.
Replacing the Rear Seats To replace the rear seats, do the following: 1. Lower the seat into position. Make sure the front retainers are hooked onto the anchor pins. 2. Pull the seat down to latch the rear retainers. Make sure the seat is locked in by pulling up and down on the seat.
If you are replacing the center seat, connect the right lap-shoulder belt the attachment on the seat cushion. If you have a safety belt guide on your seat, pull the belt through the guide before reattaching the lap-shoulder belt to the side of the seat. The release hole should be facing outward.
It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and safety belts.
rake the simplest vehicle. Suppose it's just a seat Put someone on it. wheels. 1-14...
Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider The person keeps going until stopped by something. doesn’t stop. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield...
or the instrument panel ... or the safety belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more time to stop. You stop over more distance, and your strongest bones take the forces. That’s why safety belts make such good sense.
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts and the Answers Won’t I be trapped in the vehicle after an accident if I’m wearing a safety belt? 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.
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly Adults This part is only for people of adult size. Be aware that there are special things to know about safety belts and children. And there are different rules for smaller children and babies. If a child will be vehicle, see the part of this manual called “Children.”...
The lap part of 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 be less likely to slide under the lap belt. If you slid under it, the belt would apply force at your abdomen.
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster Before you begin to drive, move the shoulder belt adjuster to the height that is right for you. 1-20 To move it down, push in at the top of the arrows and move the height adjuster to the desired position. You can move the adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide.
What’s wrong with this? The shoulder belt is too loose. It won’t give nearly as much protection this way. CAUT’DN: 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.
&: What's wrong with this? The belt is buckled in wrong place. 'JJTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones.
What’s wrong with this? The belt is over an armrest. CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt goes over an armrest like this. The belt would be much too high. In a crash, you can slide under the belt. The belt force would then be applied at the abdomen, not at the pelvic bones, and that could cause serious or fatal injuries.
What’s wrong with this? The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. It should be worn over the shoulder at all times. You can be seriously inG *ed if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move too far forward, which would increase the chance of head and neck injury.
What's wrong with this? The belt is twisted across the body. You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you wouldn't have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to...
To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. The belt should go back out of the way. Before you close the door, be sure the belt is out of the way. If you slam the door on it, you can damage both the belt and your vehicle.
The best way to protect the fetus is to protect the mother. When a safety belt is worn properly, it’s more likely that the fetus won’t be hurt in pregnant women, as for anyone, the key to making safety belts effective is wearing them properly. Right Front Passenger Position The right front passenger’s safety belt works the same way as the driver’s safety belt.
Air bags inflate with great force, faster than the blink of an eye. If you’re too close to an inflating air bag, it could seriously injure you. Safety belts help keep you in position before and during crash. Always wear your safety belt, even with air bags.
How the Air Bag System Works The right front passenger’s air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger’s side. Where are the air bags? The driver’s a i r bag is in the middle of the steering wheel. 1-29...
CAUTION: I f something is between an occupant and an air bag, the bag might not inflate properly or it might force the 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 or on.or near any other air bag covering.
How does an air bag restrain? In moderate severe frontal or near-frontal collisions, even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or the instrument panel. bags supplement provided by safety belts. bags distribute the force of the impact more evenly over the occupant’s upper body, stopping the occupant more gradually.
Let only qualified technicians work on your air bag system. Improper service can mean that your system won’t work properly. See your dealer for service. NOTICE: If you damage the covering for the driver’s or the right front passenger’s air bag, the bag may not work properly.
Adding Equipment to Your Bag-Equipped Vehicle Q.” If I add a push bumper or a bicycle rack to the front of my vehicle, will it keep the air bags from working properly? As long as the push bumper or bicycle rack is attached to your vehicle so that the vehicle’s basic structure isn’t changed, it’s not likely to keep the air bags from working properly in a crash.
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.
If the belt stops before it reaches the buckle, tilt the 3. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part. latch plate and keep pulling until you can buckle it.
The lap part of 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 be less likely to slide under the lap belt. If you slid under it, the belt would apply force at your abdomen.
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults Your vehicle may have shoulder belt comfort guides. This feature will provide added safety belt have comfort for children who outgrown child restraints and for small adults. When installed on a shoulder belt, the comfort guide pulls the belt away from the neck and head.
2. Slide the guide under and past the belt. The elastic 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. cord must be under the belt. Then, place the guide The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide over the belt, and insert the two edges of the belt into on top.
Buckle, position and release the safety belt as described in “Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions” earlier in this section. Make sure that the shoulder 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.
When you sit in a center seating position, you have a lap safety belt, which has no retractor. To make the belt longer, tilt the latch plate and pull it along the belt. 1-40 To make the belt shorter, pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug.
Children Everyone in a vehicle needs protection! That includes infants and all children smaller than adult size. In fact, the law in every state in the United States and in every Canadian province says children up to some age must be restrained while in a vehicle.
Never hold a baby in your arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby doesn’t weigh much crash. During a crash a baby will become so heavy you can’t hold it. For example, in a crash CAUTION: (Continued) 1-42 at only 25 mph (40 will suddenly become a 240-lb.
Smaller Children and Babies (Cargo Vans) A very young child’s hip 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 child’s abdomen. In crash, the belt would apply force right on the child’s abdomen, which could cause serious or fatal injuries.
heavy you can’t hold it. For example, in a crash at only 25 mph ( 4 0 km/h), a 12-1b. will suddenly become a 240-lb. (110 kg) force on your arms. The baby would be almost impossible to hold. 1-44 Built-in Child Restraint (Option) (5.5 kg) baby...
This child restraint system conforms to all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Each child restraint is designed for use only by children who weigh between 22 and 60 pounds (10 and 27 and whose height is between 33.5 and 51 inches (850 and and who are capable of sitting upright alone.
Securing a Child in the Built-in Child Restraint 1. Lower the child restraint cushion. 1-46 You’ll be using the child restraint’s harness (A) to secure your child. Don’t use the vehicle’s safety belts.
Using the vehicle’s regular safety belts seated on the child restraint cushion can cause serious injury to the child in a sudden stop crash. If a child is the proper size for the built-in child restraint, secure the child using the child restraint’s harness.
Select only one side of the harness. In a single motion, pull the shoulder part of the harness out, and place the harness over the child’s shoulder. If the belt stops before the latch plate reaches the buckle, let the belt go back the way and start again.
9. Now fasten the left and right halves of the shoulder harness clip together. The purpose of this clip is to help keep harness positioned on the child’s shoulders. CAUTION: An unfastened shoulder harness clip won’t help keep the harness in place on the child’s shoulders. I f the harness isn’t on the child’s shoulders, it won’t be able to restrain the child’s upper body in a sudden stop or crash.
10. Pull up on both shoulder harnesses to tighten the lap parts of the harness. 1-50 11. Adjust the position of the harness on the child’s shoulders by moving the clip up or down along the harness. On each side of the harness, the shoulder part should be centered near the child’s shoulder.
Removing the Child from the Built-in Child Restraint 1. Unfasten the shoulder harness clip. Unlatch the harness by pushing the button on the buckle. Move one side of the harness off the child’s shoulder. Move the other side of the harness off the child’s shoulder.
Storing the Built-in Child Restraint Always properly store the built-in child restraint before using the vehicle’s lap-shoulder belt. 1. Fasten the harness clip, but leave the harness unbuckled. 2. Fold the child restraint cushion and leg rest up into the seatback. 3.
Child Restraints Be sure the child restraint is designed to be used in a vehicle. If it is, it will have a label saying that it meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Then follow the instructions for the restraint. You may find these instructions on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both.
Where to Put the Restraint (Cargo Vans) The child restraint must be secured properly in the passenger seat. Never put a rear-facing child restraint in this vehicle. Here’s why: A child in a rearfacing child restraint can be seriously injured if the passenger’s air bag inflates.
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position You’ll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one. 1. Put the restraint on the seat. Follow the instructions for the child restraint.
Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is .*Q. ..;*-positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. " a , ' p& . f ; 5. To tighten the belt, pull up on the shoulder belt while you push down on the child restraint.
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Seat Position (Bench Seat) You’ll be using the lap belt. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one. Make the belt as long as possible by tilting the latch plate and pulling it along the belt.
1-58 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. To tighten the belt, pull its free end while you push down on the child restraint. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure.
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position Your vehicle has a front passenger air bag. Never put a rear-facing child restraint in this seat. Here’s why: A child in a rear-facing child restraint can be seriously injured if the front passenger’s air bag inflates.
You’ll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one. Because your vehicle has a front passenger air bag, always move the seat as far back as it will go before securing a forward-facing child restraint.
6. Pull the rest of the lap belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 7. To tighten the belt, feed the lap belt back into the retractor while you push down on the child restraint. 8.
Larger Children Children who have outgrown child restraints should wear the vehicle’s safety belts. 1-62 If you have the choice, a child should sit next to a window the child can wear lap-shoulder belt and get the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide. Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear seat.
Never do this. Here two children are wearing the same belt. The belt can’t properly spread the impact forces. In a crash, the two children can be crushed together and seriously injured. A belt must be used by only one person at a time. What if a child is wearing a lap-shoulder belt, but the child is so small that the shoulder belt is very close to the child’s face or neck?
CAUTION: Never do this. Here a child is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the belt in this way, in a crash the child might slide under the belt. The belt’s force would then be applied right on the child’s abdomen.
Safety Belt Extender If the vehicle’s safety belt will fasten around you, you should use it. But if a safety belt isn’t long enough to fasten, your dealer will order you an extender. It’s free. When you go in to order it, take the heaviest coat you will wear, extender will be long enough for you.
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash If you’ve had a crash, do you need new safety belts or built-in child restraint parts? After a very minor collision, nothing may be necessary. But if the safety belts or built-in child restraint harness straps were stretched, as they would be if worn during a more severe crash, then you need new safety belts or harness straps.
Section 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 you if everything is working properly and what to do...
Keys CAUTION: Leaving young children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don’t leave the keys in a vehicle with young children.
This vehicle has one double-sided key for the ignition and door locks. It will fit with either side up. When a new vehicle is delivered, the dealer provides the owner with a pair of identical keys and a bar-coded tag. The bar-coded tag has a code on it that tells your dealer 3r a qualified locksmith how to make extra keys.
Front Doors To open the front side door from the outside, grasp the handle and pull the door open. To open the front side door from the inside, pull the lever toward you and push the door open. Rear Doors If you have the Dutch doors, you must open the hatch first.
To open the driver’s side rear door, pull on the latch release handle in the inside of the door. To close the rear doors, close the driver’s side door first. Check to make sure both doors are completely closed. The rear doors have a check assembly to keep the doors from opening beyond 90”.
Door Locks CAUTION: Unlocked doors can be dangerous. Passengers especially children open the doors and fall out. When a door is locked, the inside handle won’t open it. Outsiders can easily enter 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...
Power Door Locks (If Equipped) If your vehicle has power door locks, press the power door lock switch to lock or unlock all the doors at once. The power door lock switch will not lock or unlock the rear hatch and Dutch doors. You must use the REAR HATCH button.
This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry and Science 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 that may 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.
Battery Replacement Under normal use, the battery in your remote keyless entry transmitter should last about two years. You can tell the battery is weak if the transmitter won’t work at the normal 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.
Synchronization Synchronization may be necessary due to the security method used by this system. The transmitter does not send the same signal twice to the receiver. The receiver will not respond to a signal it has been sent previously. This will prevent anyone from recording and playing back the signal from the transmitter.
If your vehicle is facing downward on a steep grade (15 percent or more), the door may not stay open and could slam shut, possibly injuring someone. To make sure the door does not slam shut, be sure t o hold it open until everyone is clear of the door, and only then allow it to slowly close.
To use this feature, do the following: 1. Move the lever all the way up. 2. Close the door. To open the sliding side door while the child security lock is engaged, unlock the door and open it from the outside. 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 sliding door from the inside.
Rear Hatch and Dutch Doors Release (Option) If you have this option, your vehicle must be in either PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) to release the hatch and unlock the Dutch doors. If your battery is dead, the hatch and Dutch doors will not open, even from the outside with a key.
Theft Vehicle theft is big business, especially in some cities. Although your vehicle has a number of theft-deterrent features, we know that nothing we put on it can make it impossible to steal. However, there are ways you can help. Key in the Ignition If you leave your vehicle with the keys inside, it’s an easy target for joy riders or professional thieves -- so...
New Vehicle “Break-In” NOTICE: Your modern vehicle doesn’t need an elaborate “break-in.” But it will perform better in the long run if you follow these guidelines: Keep your speed at 55 mph (88 less for the first 500 miles (805 km). Don’t drive at any one speed slow for the first...
NOTICE: Don’t operate accessories the ACCESSORY position for long periods of time. Prolonged operation of accessories in the ACCESSORY position could drain your battery and prevent you from starting your vehicle. LOCK (B): This position locks your ignition, steering wheel and transmission shift lever in PARK (P). It’s a theft-deterrent feature.
Starting Your Engine 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: Don’t try to shift to PARK (P) if your vehicle is moving.
3. If your engine still won’t start (or starts but then stops), wait 15 seconds and start over. When the engine starts, let go of the key and the accelerator pedal. NOTICE: Your engine is designed to work with the electronics in your vehicle.
Plugging the 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.
Don’t leave your vehicle when the engine is running unless you have to. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or others could be injured. To be sure your vehicle won’t move, even when you’re on fairly level ground, always set your parking brake and move the shift lever to PARK (P).
NEUTRAL (N): In this position, your engine doesn’t connect with the wheels. restart when you’re already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only. Also, use NEUTRAL (N) when your vehicle is being towed. (P) or Shifting out oi your engine is “racing” (running at high speed) is dangerous.
FIRST (1): This position gives you even more power (but lower fuel economy) than SECOND ( 2 ) . You can it on very steep hills, or in deep snow or mud. If the selector lever is put in FIRST (l), the transmission won’t shift into first gear until the vehicle is going slow enough.
Parking Brake To set the parking brake, hold the regular brake pedal down with your right foot. Push down the parking brake pedal with your left foot. If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will come on. To release the parking brake, hold the regular brake pedal down.
Shiftinf Into PARK (P) be dangel to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly.
Move the lever up as far as it will go. 3. Turn the ignition key to LOCK. 4. Remove the key and take it with you. If you can remove the key from your ignition, your vehicle is in PARK (P). Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running It can be dangerous to leave your vehicle with the...
Torque Lock If you are parking on a hill and you don’t shift your transmission into PARK (P) properly, the weight of the vehicle may put too much force on the parking pawl in the transmission. You may find it difficult to pull the shift lever out of PARK (P).
Parking Over Things That Burn Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust parts under your vehicle and ignite. Don’t park over papers, leaves, dry grass or other things that Engine Exhaust Engine exhaust can kill. It contains the gas carbon monoxide (CO), which you can’t see or smell.
Running Your Engine While You’re Parked It’s better not to park with the engine running. But if ever have to, here are some things to know. CAUTION: Idling the engine with the air system control off could allow dangerous exhaust into your vehicle (see the earlier Caution under “Engine Exhaust”).
Windows Manual Windows To open your manual windows, turn the hand crank on each door to raise or lower your side door windows. Power Windows (Option) If you have the optional power windows, the controls are on each of the front side doors. The driver’s door has a switch for the front passenger window as well.
open your swing-out windows, pull up on the latch and push the window out. To close the window, pull the latch toward you and .push it down. 2-30 CAUTION: It can be dangerous to drive with the rear swing-out windows, rear hatch or rear doors open because carbon monoxide (CO) gas can come into your vehicle.
Horn To sound the horn, press the horn symbols on the steering wheel. Tilt Wheel (If Equipped) A tilt steering wheel allows you to adjust the steering wheel before you drive. You can also raise the highest level to give your legs more room when you exit and enter the vehicle.
f i r n and Lane Change Signals The turn signal has two upward (for right) and two downward (for left) positions. These positions allow you to signal a turn or a lane change. To signal a turn, move the lever all the way up or down.
Windshield Wipers You control the windshield wipers by turning the band with the wiper symbol on it. For a single-wiping cycle, turn the band to MIST. Hold it there until the wipers start, then let go. The wipers will stop after one wipe. If you want more wipes, hold the band on MIST longer.
Rear Window Washermiper (Option) You control your rear window washedwiper from a switch on your instrument panel, next to the audio system. To turn the wiper on, slide the switch all the way up. For delay wiping, slide the switch even with the word DELAY in the center position of the rear wiper control.
3. Press in the SET button Setting Cruise Control at the end of the lever CAUTION: If you leave your cruise control switch on when you’re not using cruise, you might hit a button and go into cruise when you don’t want to. You could be startled and even lose control.
Resuming Set Speed Suppose you set your cruise control at a desired speed and then you apply the brake. This, the cruise control. But you don’t need to reset it. Once you’re going about 25 mph (40 kmh) or more, you can move the cruise control switch from ON to R/A for about 1 1/2 seconds.
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control Use the accelerator pedal to increase your speed. When you take your foot off the pedal, your vehicle will slow down to the cruise control speed you set earlier. Using Cruise Control on Hills How well your cruise control will work on hills depends upon your speed, load and the steepness of the hills.
Rotate the knob clockwise again to the master lighting symbol to turn on all the lamps listed as well as the headlamps. Rotate the knob counterclockwise to OFF to turn off your lamps. Rotate the dial next to the knob up to adjust your instrument panel lights.
When the DRL are on, only your headlamps will be on. The taillamps, sidemarker and other lamps won’t be on. Your instrument panel won’t be lit up either. get dark, your DRL indicator light When it begins is a reminder to turn your headlamp switch on. The other lamps that come on with your headlamps will also come on.
Dome Override Button If the DOME OVERRIDE button is out, your interior lamps will work as usual. If the button is pressed in, the interior lamps will not come on when any of the vehicle’s doors are open. The button is located next to the lamp switch. If you have the optional reading lamps, they will still operate if the button is pressed in.
Mirrors Inside Daymight Rearview Mirror You can adjust the mirror for day or night driving. Press the tab forward (away from you) for day driving. Pull the tab back (toward you) for night driving. Outside Mirrors Adjust your outside mirrors so you can just see the side of your vehicle.
To make sure you do not accidentally move a mirror, turn the knob to the middle (off) position. Mirrors can also be folded in or out. Push the mirror toward the vehicle to move it in. After pushing the mirror out, adjustment will be maintained. Convex Outside Mirror Your passenger's side mirror is convex.
If you have an optional sliding tray storage compartment, it is under the front passenger seat. To open the compartment, move the latch in the top handle and pull the tray forward. If you have rear storage compartments, pull up on the lid to open the cover.
Overhead Console (Option) There is also a maphtorage pocket on the passenger’s side of the engine cover console. 2-44...
Reading Lamps Press the button near each lamp to turn the reading lamps The lamps can also be swiveled to point in the direction you want. Installing a Garage Door Opener If you have a garage door opener, the front overhead compartment can be used to conveniently store the opener.
The pegs inside compartment door are used to make the compartment door will contact the control button on the garage door opener. Add one peg at a time until the garage door opener operates with the compartment door closed when you press the button.
Temperature and Compass Display The outside air temperature and the compass are displayed at the front of the overhead console. The control switches are located to the left of the display. Turn the display on or off by pressing the ON/OFF switch.
1. Find your location on the zone map. Note your zone number. 2. Press and hold both the ON/OFF and the USMET switches. The display will go off. 3. After five seconds, VAR CAL will appear on the display. When it does, release both buttons. 2-48 4.
Convenience Net (Option) You may have a convenience net in the rear of your vehicle to help keep small loads, like grocery bags, in place during sharp turns or quick stops and starts. The net is not designed for larger, heavier items. You can unhook the net so that it will lie flat when you’re not using it.
NOTICE: Loading cargo that weighs more than 200 lbs. (91 kg) on the luggage carrier may damage your vehicle. When you carry large things, never let them hang over the rear or the sides of your vehicle. Load your cargo so that it rests on the slats and does not scratch or damage the vehicle.
NOTICE: When using the cigarette lighter as an accessory power outlet, maximum electrical load must not exceed 20 amps. Always turn off any electrical equipment when not in use. Leaving electrical equipment on for extended periods will drain your battery. The front ashtray is just above the passenger’s side front cupholder.
Visor Vanity Mirror (If Equipped) Some visors have mirrors built in, with or without lamps. Just lift the mirror cover on each visor to turn the lamps on, if you have them. Lighted mirrors also have a density switch to make the mirror lamps brighter or dimmer.
Universal Transmitter (Option) This transmitter allows you to consolidate the functions of up to three individual hand-held transmitters. It will operate garage doors and gates, or with the accessory package, other devices controlled by radio frequency such as horneloffice lighting systems and security systems.
Your vehicle’s engine should be turned off while programming the transmitter. Follow these steps to program up to three channels: If you have previously programmed a universal channel, proceed to Step 2. Otherwise, hold down the two outside buttons on the universal transmitter until the red light begins flash rapidly (approximately 20 seconds).
Erasing Channels To erase all three programmed channels, hold down the two outside buttons until the red light begins to flash. Individual channels cannot be erased, but can be reprogrammed using the procedure for programming the transmitter explained earlier. Training a Garage Opener with a “Rolling Code”...
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Lamp Switches Instrument Panel Dimmer Multifunction Lever Hazard Lamp Switch Transmission Shift Lever Ignition Switch Rear Hatch Release Rear Defogger Comfort Controls Rear A/C Control Rear Heater Control Rear WasherWiper Front Ashtray Accessory Power Outlets Cupholders/Storage Tray Front Storage Compartment Audio System Cigarette Lighter Hood Release...
Instrument Panel Cluster Your instrument panel cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You’ll know how fast you’re going, about how much fuel remains, and many other things you’ll need to know to drive safely and economically.
Speedometer and Odometer Your speedometer lets you see your speed in both miles per hour (mph) and kilometers per hour (kmh). Your odometer shows how far your vehicle has been driven, in either miles (used in the United States) or kilometers (used Canada).
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators This part describes the warning lights and gages that may be on your vehicle. The pictures will help you locate them. Warning lights and gages can signal that something is wrong before it becomes serious enough to cause an expensive repair or replacement.
Air Bag Readiness Light There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows AIR BAG. The system checks the air bag’s electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the air bag sensors, the air bag modules, the wiring and the crash sensing and diagnostic module.
Voltmeter When your engine is not running, but the ignition is on (in the the gage shows your battery’s state of charge in DC volts. When the ignition is running, the gage shows the condition of the charging system. Readings between the low and high warning zones indicate the normal operating range.
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 comes on, there could be a brake problem.
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light With the anti-lock brake system, this light will come on when you start your engine and may stay ANTI - on for several seconds. That’s normal. LOCK If the light stays on, or comes on when you’re driving, your vehicle needs service.
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light) Your vehicle is equipped with a computer which monitors operation of the fuel, ignition and emission SERVICE control systems. ENGINE SOON This system is called OBD I1 (On-Board Diagnostics-Second Generation) and is intended to assure that emissions are at acceptable levels for the life of the vehicle, helping produce a cleaner...
the Light Flashing The following may prevent more serious damage to your vehicle: Reducing vehicle speed. Avoiding hard accelerations. Avoiding steep uphill grades. If you are towing a trailer, reduce the amount of cargo being hauled as soon as it is possible. If the light stops flashing and remains on steady, see “If the Light On Steady”...
If you experience one or more of these conditions, change the fuel brand you use. It will require at least one full tank of the proper fuel to turn the light off. If none of the above steps have made the light turn off, have your dealer or qualified service center check the vehicle.
Daytime Running Lamps Indicator Light will have this light the instrument panel. It goes on whenever the Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) are on. When it begins to get dark, the DRL indicator light is a reminder to turn on your headlamps. 2-68 Check Gages Light This light will...
Fuel Gage The fuel gage tells you how much fuel you have remaining when the ignition is on. When the gage first indicates EMPTY (E), you still have a little fuel left, but you should get more fuel as soon as possible. Here are things some owners ask about.
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Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems 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. Comfort Controls Heating/Air Conditioning System Heating System Rear Heating System (Option) Rear Air Conditioning System (Option)
Comfort Controls This section tells you how to make your air system work for you. Your comfort control system uses ozone-friendly R- 134a refrigerant. With these systems, you can control the heating, cooling and ventilation in your vehicle. Your vehicle also has a flow-through ventilation system described later in this section.
+ ’ BI-LEVEL: This setting brings in outside air through the heater floor vent and the instrument panel vents. If you move the temperature knob between hot and cold, cooler air will come out of the upper vents while warmer air comes out of the floor vent. The air conditioning compressor may operate in this setting to cool the air.
Function Knob next to This knob is the temperature knob. The function knob allows you to choose the direction of air delivery. OFF: This setting turns the system off. VENT: The air comes out at the vents on your instrument panel. + ’...
Air Conditioning System (Option) Rear You may have rear air conditioning. The rear air conditioning switch located controls. Turn the switch toward HIGH for higher airflow in the rear area. Turn the switch position to turn the system off. Air Conditioning Before using your vehicle’s air conditioning, open the windows to clear the vehicle of hot air.
If your vehicle has rear air conditioning, setting it on LO may enhance the front A/C performance by allowing trapped refrigerant in the rear lines to circulate. The rear air conditioning system will only send cooled air if the front system is on. It can still be used to circulate air, even if the front system is off.
Your vehicle has air vents near the center and on the sides of the instrument panel that allow you to adjust the direction and the amount of airflow inside the vehicle. Push the vent up or down to direct airflow to your preference.
Rear Window Defogger (Option) If your vehicle has this option, the rear window will have lines running across the glass. These lines heat your window. best results, clear the window of as much snow or ice as possible before using the rear window defogger. To turn on the rear window defogger, find the button to the left of the heater...
Audio Systems Your Delco@ audio system has been designed to operate easily and give years of listening pleasure. You will get the most enjoyment out of it if you acquaint yourself with it first. Find out what your Delco system can do and how to operate all its controls, to be sure you're getting the most out of the advanced engineering that went into it.
Finding Station AM-FM: Press the lower knob to switch between AM The display shows your selection. F M . TUNE: Turn the lower knob to tune in radio stations. SEEK: Press the right arrow to tune to the next higher station and the left arrow to tune to the next lower station and stay there.
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player (If Equipped) Playing the Radio VOLUME: This knob turns the system on and off and controls the volume. To increase volume and turn radio on, turn the knob clockwise. Turn counterclockwise to decrease volume. RECALL: Display the time with the ignition off by pressing this knob.
In addition to the four stations already set, up to three more stations may be preset on each band by pressing two adjoining buttons at the same time, Just: 1. Tune in the desired station. 2. Press SET. (SET will appear on the display.) 3.
Playing Cassette Tape Your tape player is built to work best with tapes that are 30 to 45 minutes long on each side. Tapes longer than that are so thin they may not work well in this player. Once the tape is playing, use the knobs for VOLUME, BAL FADE, BASS TREB just as you do for the radio.
SCV: Your system has a feature called Speed-Compensated-Volume (SCV). With SCV, your audio system adjusts automatically to make up for road and wind noise as you drive. Set the volume at the desired level. Move the control ring behind the upper knob clockwise to adjust the SCV.
P.SCAN: The preset scan button lets you scan through your favorite stations stored on your pushbuttons. Select either the AM, F M l or FM2 mode and then press PSCAN. It will scan through each station stored on your pushbuttons and stop for a few seconds before continuing to scan through all of the pushbuttons.
Playing a Cassette Tape Your tape player is built to work best with tapes that are 30 to 45 minutes long on each side. Tapes longer than that are so thin they may not work well in this player. To load a cassette tape with the ignition off, press EJECT or RECALL.
TAPE AUX: Press this button to return to the tape player when playing the radio. The lighted arrow will appear and show the direction of play when a tape is in the active mode. EJECT Press this button to remove the tape. The radio will now play.
Rear Seat Audio (If Equipped) This feature allows rear seat passengers to listen to a different music source than the front seat passengers including AM-FM automatic tone control and cassette tapes. For example, rear seat passengers may listen to a cassette tape through headphones while the driver listens to the radio through the front speakers.
SCAN: Press and hold SEEK until the radio goes SCAN mode. SCAN allows you to listen to stations for a few seconds. The receiver will continue to scan and momentarily stop at each station until you press SEEK again. P.SET PROG: The front passengers must be listening to something different for each of these three functions to work: Press this button to seek through your preset radio...
SCV Your system has a feature called Speed-Compensated-Volume (SCV). With SCV, your audio system adjusts automatically to make up for road and wind noise as you drive. Set the volume at the desired level. Move the control ring behind the upper knob clockwise to adjust the SCV.
P.SCAN: The preset scan button lets you scan through on your your favorite stations stored FM2 mode and then press either the F M l or A M , €?SCAN. It will scan through each station stored on your pushbuttons and stop for a few seconds before continuing to scan through all of the pushbuttons.
Playing a Compact Disc PWR: Press this knob turn the system on. (Please note that you can also turn the system compact disc into the player with the ignition on.) Insert a disc partway into the slot, label side up. The player will pull it in.
FWD (6): Press and hold this button to advance rapidly within track. You will hear the disc selection play at high speed while you press the FWD button. This allows you to listen and find out when the disc is at the desired selection.
Playing a Compact Disc in the Single Remote Disc Player (If Equipped) If you have this option, you can play one compact disc (CD) at a time. To load a CD into the player, hold the disc with the label side up and insert carefully into the player (approximately halfway).
PREV (1): Press this button to go back to the start of the current track if more than eight seconds have played. Press PREV again to go to the previous track on the disc. NEXT (3): Press this button to advance to the next track the disc.
Theft-Deterrent Feature THEFTLOCK" is designed to discourage theft of your radio. It works by using a secret code to disable all radio functions whenever battery power is removed. The THEFTLOCK feature for the radio may be used or ignored. If ignored, the system plays normally and the radio is not protected by the feature.
Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss Enter your secret code as follows; pause no more than 15 seconds between steps: LOC appears when the ignition is on. Press MN and 000 will appear on the display. Press MN again to make the last two digits agree with your code.
To unlock a secured radio, see “Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After Power Loss” earlier in this section. Understanding Radio Reception FM Stereo stereo will give you the best sound. But will reach only about 10 to 40 miles (16 to 65 km). Tall buildings or hills can interfere with the sound to come and go.
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.
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 is soiled, dampen a clean, soft cloth in a mild, neutral detergent solution and clean it, wiping from the center to the edge.
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. Defensive Driving Drunken Driving Control of a Vehicle Braking Steering 4-1 1...
Defensive Driving The best advice anyone can give about driving is: Drive defensively. Please start with a very important safety device in your vehicle: Buckle up. See “Safety Belts” in the Index. Defensive driving really means “be ready for anything.” On city streets, rural roads or freeways, it means “always expect the unexpected.”...
Drunken Driving 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. Alcohol affects four things that anyone needs to drive a vehicle: Judgment Muscular Coordination Vision...
It’s the amount of alcohol that counts. For example, if the same person drank three double martinis or 90 ml of liquor each) within an hour, the person’s BAC would be close to 0.12 percent. A person who consumes food just before or during drinking will have a somewhat lower BAC level.
The body takes about hour to rid itself of the alcohol in one drink. No amount of coffee or number showers will speed that up. “I’ll be careful” isn’t the right answer. What if there’s an emergency, a need to take sudden action, when a child darts into the street? A person with even a moderate BAC might not be able...
Control of a Vehicle You have three systems that make your vehicle go where you want it to go. They are the brakes, the steering and the accelerator. All three systems have to do their work at the places where the tires meet the road. Sometimes, as when you’re driving on snow or ice, it’s easy to ask more of those control systems than the tires and road can provide.
Avoid needless heavy braking. Some people drive in spurts heavy acceleration followed by heavy braking -- rather than keeping pace with traffic. This is a mistake. Your brakes may not have time to cool between hard stops. Your brakes will wear out much faster if you do a lot of heavy braking.
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. computer senses that wheels are slowing down. If one of the wheels is about to stop rolling, the computer will separately work the brakes at each front wheel and at the rear wheels.
Remember: Anti-lock doesn’t change the time you need to get your foot up to the brake pedal or always decrease stopping distance. If you get too close to the vehicle in front you, you won’t have time to apply your brakes if that vehicle suddenly slows or stops.
What should you do if this ever happens? Ease up on the accelerator pedal, steer the vehicle the way you want it to go, and slow down. Speed limit signs near curves w a r n adjust your speed. Of course, the posted speeds are based on good weather and road conditions.
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.
Passing of a The driver vehicle about to pass another on a two-lane highway waits for just the right moment, accelerates, moves around the vehicle ahead, then goes back into the right lane again. A simple maneuver? Not necessarily! Passing another vehicle on a two-lane highway is a potentially dangerous move, since the passing vehicle occupies the same lane as oncoming traffic for several seconds.
Check your mirrors, glance over your shoulder and start your left lane change signal before moving out of the right lane to pass. When you are far enough ahead of the passed vehicle to see its front in your inside mirror, activate your right lane change signal and move back into the right lane.
A cornering skid and an acceleration skid are best handled by easing your foot off the accelerator pedal. slide, ease your foot off the If your vehicle starts accelerator pedal and quickly steer the way you want the vehicle to go. If you start steering quickly enough, your vehicle may straighten out.
Here are some tips on night driving. Drive defensively. Don’t drink and drive. Adjust your inside rearview mirror to reduce the glare from headlamps behind you. Since you can’t see as well, you may need to slow down and keep more space between you and other vehicles.
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you can’t stop, accelerate or turn as well because your tire-to-road traction isn’t as good as on dry roads. And, if your tires don’t have much tread left, you’ll get even less traction.
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. Wet brakes can cause accidents.
Driving Through Deep Standing Water can’t avoid deep puddles or 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 clear room ahead, and be prepared to have your view restricted by road spray.
Here are ways to increase your safety in city driving: Know the best way to get to where you are going. Get a city map and plan your trip into an unknown part of the city just as you would for a cross-country trip.
The most important advice 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 on a freeway as a passing lane. At the entrance, there is usually a ramp that leads to the freeway.
Before Leaving on a Long Trip Make sure you’re ready. Try to be well rested. If you must start when you’re not fresh -- such as after a day’s work -- don’t plan to make too many miles that first part of the journey.
What can you do about highway hypnosis? First, be aware that it can happen. Then here are some tips: Make sure your vehicle is well ventilated, with a comfortably cool interior. Keep your eyes moving. Scan the road ahead and to the sides.
If you drive regularly in steep country, or if you’re planning to visit there, here are some tips that can make your trips safer and more enjoyable. Keep your vehicle in good shape. Check all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system and transmission.
Winter Driving Here are some tips for winter driving: Have your vehicle in good shape for winter. You may want to put winter emergency supplies in your vehicle. 4-24 Include an ice scraper, 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 reflective warning triangles.
What’s the worst time for this? “Wet ice.’’ Very cold snow or ice can be slick and hard to drive on. But wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the least traction of all. You can get wet ice when it’s about freezing (32”...
If You’re Caught in a Blizzard If you are stopped by heavy snow, you could be in a serious situation. You should probably stay with your vehicle unless you know for sure that you are near help and you can hike through the snow. Here are some things to do to summon help and keep yourself and your passengers safe: Turn on your hazard flashers.
Snow can trap exhaust gases under your vehicle. This can cause deadly CO (carbon monoxide) gas to get inside. CO could overcome you and kill you. You can’t see it or smell it, so you might not know it is in your vehicle. Clear away snow from around the base of your vehicle, especially any that is blocking your exhaust pipe.
Loading Your Vehicle SEE dFjNER'S MANUAL FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. The Certificatioflire label in your vehicle will look similar to this example. 4-28 The Certification/Tire label is found on the rear edge of the driver's door. The label shows the size of your original tires and the inflation pressures needed to obtain the gross weight capacity of your vehicle.
Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the GVWR, or either the maximum front or rear GAWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, or it can change the way your vehicle handles. These could cause you to lose control. Also, overloading can shorten the life of your vehicle.
Payload The Payload Capacity is shown on the CertificationRire label. This is the maximum load capacity that your vehicle can carry. Be sure to include the weight of the people inside as part of your load. If you added any accessories or equipment after your vehicle left the factory, remember to subtract the weight of these things from the payload.
Towing a Trailer CAb I‘ION: If you don’t use the correct equipment and drive properly, you can lose control when you pull a trailer. For example, if the trailer is too heavy, the brakes may not work well and your passengers could be seriously injured. Pull a trailer o d y if you have followed all the steps in this section.
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer If you do, here are some important points: There are many different laws, including speed limit restrictions, having to do with trailering. Make sure your rig will be legal, not only where you live but also where you’ll be driving.
Maximum trailer weight is calculated assuming the driver and one passenger are in the tow vehicle and it has all the required trailering equipment. The weight of additional optional equipment, passengers and cargo in the tow vehicle must be subtracted from the maximum trailer weight.
Total Weight on Your Vehicle’s Tires Be sure your vehicle’s tires are inflated to the upper limit for cold tires. You’ll find these numbers on the Certification label at the rear edge of the driver’s door or see “Tire Loading” in the Index. Then be sure you don’t go over the GVW limit for your vehicle, including the weight of the trailer tongue.
Trailer Brakes If your trailer weighs more than 1,000 lbs. (450 kg) loaded, then it needs its own brakes adequate. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so you’ll be able to install, adjust and maintain them properly.
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 by itself.
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer When you tow a trailer, your vehicle has to have extra wiring (included in the optional trailering package). The green arrows on your instrument panel will flash whenever you signal a turn or lane change. Properly hooked up, the trailer lamps will also flash, telling other drivers you’re about to turn, change lanes or stop.
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.
Trailer Wiring Harness If you have the optional trailering package, your vehicle will have an eight-wire harness, including the center high-mounted stoplamp battery feed wire. The harness is stored on the passenger side of the vehicle near the rear wheel well. This harness has a 30 amp battery feed wire and no connector, and should be wired by a qualified electrical technician.
Section 5 Problems on the Road Here you’ll find what to do about some problems that can occur on the road. Hazard Warning Flashers Other Warning Devices Jump Starting 5 -7 Towing Your Vehicle 5-13 Engine Overheating 5-15 Cooling System 5-22 Engine Fan Noise 5 -22...
Hazard Warning Flashers Your hazard warning flashers let you warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off. The hazard warning flasher button is located on top of the steering column.
Other Warning Devices If you carry reflective triangles, you can set one up at the side of the road about 300 feet (100 m) behind your vehicle. Jump Starting If your battery has run down, you may want to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your vehicle.
2. Get the vehicles close enough so the jumper cables can reach, but be sure the vehicles aren’t touching each other. If they are, it could cause a ground connection you don’t want. You wouldn’t be able to start your vehicle, and the bad grounding could damage the electrical systems.
5 . Check that the jumper cables don’t have loose or missing insulation. If they do, you could get a shock. The vehicles could be damaged too. Before you connect the cables, here are some basic things you should know. Positive positive and negative will...
8. Now connect the black negative the good battery’s negative Don’t let the other end touch anything until the next step. The other end of the negative does not go to the dead battery. It goes to a heavy unpainted metal part of the vehicle with the dead battery.
Towing Your Vehicle Try to have a GM dealer or a professional towing service tow your vehicle. They can provide the right equipment and know how to tow it without damage. See “Roadside Assistance” in the Index. If your vehicle has been changed or modified since it was factory-new by adding aftermarket items like fog lamps, aero skirting, or special tires and wheels, these things can be damaged during towing.
A vehicle can fall from a car carrier if it isn’t adequately secured. This can cause a collision, serious personal injury and vehicle damage. The vehicle should be tightly secured with chains or steel cables before it is transported. Don’t use substitutes (ropes, leather straps, canvas webbing, etc.) that can be cut by sharp edges underneath the towed vehicle.
Towing From the Front (Except All-Wheel Drive) Tow Lirnits -- 35 tnph (56 k d h ) , 50 miles (80 k m ) NOTICE: Do not tow with sling-type equipment or the front bumper system will be damaged. Use wheel-lift or car-carrier equipment.
Towing From the Front (All-Wheel Drive) NOTICE: Do not tow with sling-type equipment or the front bumper system will be damaged. Use wheel-lift or car-carrier equipment. Additional ramping may be required for car-carrier equipment. Use safety chains and wheel straps. Towing a vehicle over rough surfaces could damage a vehicle.
Towing From the Rear (Except All-Wheel Drive) NOTICE: Do not tow with sling-type equipment or the rear bumper system will be damaged. Use wheel-lift or car-carrier equipment. Additional ramping may be required for car-carrier equipment. Use safety chains and wheel straps. Towing a vehicle over rough surfaces could damage a vehicle.
Towing From the Rear (All-Wheel Drive) A towing dolly must be used under the front wheels when towing from the rear: 5-12 NOTICE: Do not tow with sling-type equipment or the rear bumper system will be damaged. Use wheel-lift or car-carrier equipment. Additional ramping may be required for car-carrier equipment.
Engine Overheating You will find an engine coolant temperature gage on your vehicle’s instrument panel. See “Gages” in the Index. If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine Steam from an overheated engine can burn you badly, even if you just open the hood. Stay away from the engine if you see or hear steam coming from it.
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine If you get the overheat warning but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little too hot when you: Climb a long hill on a hot day. Stop after high-speed driving.
Cooling System When you decide it's safe to lift the hood, here's what you' 11 see: Coolant Recovery T m k B. Radiator Pressure Cap C. Engine Fan If the coolant inside the coolant recovery tank is boiling, don't do anything else cools down.
Heater and radiator hoses, and other engine 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 be burned.
NOTICE: In cold weather, water can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. Use the recommended coolant and the proper coolant mix. CAUTION: You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough.
Steam and scalding liquids from a hot cooling system can blow out and burn you badly. They are under pressure, and if you turn the radiator pressure cap even a little at high speed. Never turn the cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap, is hot.
How to Add Coolant to the radiator 1. You can remove the radiator pressure cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. Turn the pressure cap slowly counterclockwise until it first stops.
4. Then fill the coolant recovery tank to the ADD mark. Fill the radiator with the proper DEX-COOL@ coolant mixture, up to the base of the filler neck. 5. Put the cap back on the coolant recovery tank, but leave the radiator pressure cap off. 5-20...
6. Start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine fan. 7. By this time, the coolant level inside the radiator filler neck may be lower. If the level is lower, add more of the proper DEX-COOL@ coolant mixture through the filler neck until the level reaches the base of the filler neck.
Engine Fan Noise This vehicle has a clutched engine cooling fan. When the clutch is engaged, the fan spins faster to provide more air to cool the engine. In most everyday driving conditions, the clutch is not fully engaged. This improves fuel economy and reduces fan noise.
Changing Flat Tire If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire and wheel damage by driving slowly to a level place. Turn on your hazard warning flashers. Changing a tire can cause an injury. The vehicle can slip off the jack and roll over you or other people.
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools The jacking equipment you’ll need is stored by your vehicle’s rear doors, along the passenger side wall. Remove your jack cover by pulling it away from the side wall and down to release the tabs securing the top of the cover.
Your spare tire is stored underneath the rear of your vehicle. You will use the ratchet and extension to lower the spare tire. It also has a DOWN side. Attach the ratchet, with the DOWN side facing you, to the extension. The extension has a socket end and a flat chisel end.
Put the flat end of the extension on an angle through the hole in the rear door frame, above the bumper. Be sure the flat end connects into the hoist shaft. Turn the ratchet counterclockwise to lower the spare tire to the ground.
The tools you'll be using include the jack (A), wheel blocks (B), extension ( C ) and ratchet (D). Removing Wheel Covers have to take off hub caps or wheel nut caps will reach your wheel nuts. If you have the edge of the hub cap until it comes off.
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire 1. Before you start, block the front and rear of the tire farthest away from the one being changed. Then put your spare tire near the flat tire. 2. With the DOWN side facing you, use the ratchet and socket to loosen all the wheel nuts.
4. Attach the ratchet to the extension with the UP side facing you. 5. Rotate the ratchet to the right. That will raise the jack head a little. lift 6.5” (16.5 6. Position the jack under the vehicle. CAUTION: Getting under a vehicle when it is jacked up is dangerous.
CAUTION: Raising your vehicle with the jack improperly positioned can damage the vehicle and even make the vehicle fall. To help avoid personal injury and vehicle damage, be sure to fit the jack lift head into the proper location before raising the vehicle. Do not jack up the vehicle with people in or near the vehicle.
9. Remove any rust from the wheel bolts, mounting surfaces and spare wheel. CAUTIOh: Rust or dirt on the wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make the wheel nuts become loose after a time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident.
11. Lower the vehicle by turning the ratchet counterclockwise. Lower the jack completely. 5-32 12. Tighten the wheel nuts firmly in a criss-cross sequence as shown. Turn the ratchet clockwise with the UP CAUTION: Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly tightened wheel nuts can cause the wheel to become loose and even come off.
NOTICE: Improperly tightened wheel nuts can lead to brake pulsation and rotor damage. To avoid expensive brake repairs, evenly tighten the wheel nuts in the proper sequence and to the proper torque specification. 13. Remove the wheel blocks. NOTICE: Wheel covers won’t fit on your compact spare. If you try to put a wheel cover on your compact spare, you could damage the cover or the spare.
3. Put the flat end of the extension on an angle through the hole in the rear door frame, above the bumper. Turn the ratchet clockwise until the tire is against the underside of the vehicle. You will feel two “clicks” when the tire is up all the way.
Compact Spare Tire Although the compact spare tire was fully inflated when your vehicle was new, it can lose air after a time. Check the inflation pressure regularly. It should be 60 psi (420 kPa). After installing the compact spare on your vehicle, you should stop as soon as possible and make sure your spare tire is correctly inflated.
If You’re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow What you don’t want to do when your vehicle is stuck is spin your wheels too fast. The method known as “rocking” can help you get out when you’re stuck, but you must use caution.
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care Here you will find information about the care of your vehicle. This section begins with service and fuel information, and then it shows how to check important fluid and lubricant levels. There is also technical information about your vehicle, and a part devoted to its appearance care.
Service Your GM dealer knows your vehicle best and wants to be happy with it. We hope you’ll go to your dealer for all your service needs. You’ll get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you’ll want to keep your GM vehicle all GM. Genuine GM parts have one of these marks: Doing Your Own Service Work If you want to do some of your own service work, you’ll...
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle Things you might add to the outside of your vehicle can affect the airflow around it. This may cause wind noise and affect windshield washer performance. Check with your GM dealer before adding equipment to the outside of your vehicle.
To provide cleaner air, all gasolines in the United States are now required to contain additives that will help prevent deposits from forming in your engine and fuel system, allowing your emission control system to function properly. Therefore, you should not have to add anything to the fuel.
Filling Your Tank The fuel cap is behind a hinged door on the driver’s side your vehicle. CAUTION: Gasoline vapor is highly flammable. It burns violently, and that can cause very bad injuries. Don’t smoke if you’re near gasoline or refueling your vehicle.
While refueling, place the cap in the holder on the fuel filler door. To take off the cap, turn it slowly to the left (counterclockwise). The cap has a spring in go of the cap too soon, it will spring back to the right. CAb I’ION: / I \ If you get gasoline on yourself and then...
When you put the cap back on, turn (clockwise) until you hear a clicking sound. Make sure you fully install the cap. The diagnostic system can determine if the fuel cap has been left off or improperly installed. This would allow fuel to evaporate into the atmosphere.
Hood Release To open the hood, first pull the handle inside the vehicle on the lower driver’s side of the kick panel. Then go to the front of the vehicle and release the secondary hood release.
When you open hood, this is what you will see: Windshield Washer Fluid Fill Location B. Coolant Fill Location C. Oil Dipstick Location D. Transmission DipstickFill Location E. Air Cleaner E Oil Fill Location G. Brake Master Cylinder Reservoir H. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir I.
Lift the hood, release the hood prop from its retainer and put the hood prop into the slot in the hood. Before closing the hood, be sure all the filler caps are on properly. Then lift the hood to relieve pressure on the hood prop.
Engine Oil It’s a good idea to check your engine oil every time you get fuel. In order to get an accurate reading, the oil must be warm and the vehicle must be on level ground. The engine oil dipstick is a yellow ring. Turn off the engine and give the oil a few minutes drain back into the oil pan.
When to Add Oil If the oil is at or below the ADD line, then you’ll need to add at least one quart of oil. But you must use the right kind. This part explains what kind of oil to use. For crankcase capacity, see “Capacities and Specifications”...
RECOMMENDED SAE VISCOSITY GRADE ENGINE OILS FOR BEST FUEL ECONOMY AND COLD STARTING, SELECT m- 1 SAE VISCOSITY GRADE OIL FOR EXPECTED TEMPERATURE RANGE. FOR T H I S WEATHER SYMBOL SA€ 1OW-30 SAL 5W-30 PREFERRED COLD WEATHER 00 NOT USE SAE 2OW-50 OR ANY OTHER GRADE OIL NOT RECOMMENDED As shown in the chart, SAE 5W-30 is best for your vehicle.
Engine Oil Additives Don’t add anything to your oil. Your GM dealer is ready to advise if you think something should be added. When to Change Engine Oil If any one of these is true for you, use the short tripkity maintenance schedule: Most trips are less than 5 to 10 miles (8 to 16 km).
Engine Cover Removing the Engine Cover 1. Move both front seats as far back as they will go. 3. The nuts are located at the bottom of the extension on the driver’s and passenger’s side corners. 2. Remove the instrument panel extension by removing the two nuts that secure it in place.
5. Disconnect the electrical connectors and set the 4. Unscrew the screws located near the top on each side extension aside. of the extension. Grasp the extension from both sides and gently remove it. 6-16...
6. Grasp the top of the heater duct and pull down gently 7. Remove the two bolts at the engine cover. The bolts to remove it. are not supposed to come out of the cover, only from the front of the dash. When removing the cover, be careful not damage the instrument panel or the trim.
8. Grasp the bottom of the cover and slide it rearward. Then, lift it up and out.uf the vehicle. 6-18 Installing the Engine Cover Lift the engine cover into the vehicle and slide it all the way forward. Make sure the rubber seal is over the latches.
Air Cleaner To remove the air filter, lift the hood, unsnap both clips and remove the top. After changing the filter, snap both clips to secure the air cleaner. Be sure the air cleaner lid is correctly positioned to seal out dust and contaminants that are harmful to your engine.
Automatic Transmission Fluid When to Check and Change good time to check your automatic transmission fluid level is when the engine oil is changed. Change both the fluid and filter every 15,000 miles (25 000 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.
Checking Transmission Fluid Hot Get the vehicle warmed up by driving about 15 miles (24 km) when outside temperatures are above (10°C). If it's colder than 50°F (lO"C), drive the vehicle in DRIVE (D) until the engine temperature gage moves and then remains steady for 10 minutes. Then follow the hot check procedures.
Then, without shutting off the engine, follow these steps: 1. Flip the handle up and then pull wipe it with a clean rag or paper towel. 2. Push it back in all the way, wait three seconds and then pull it back out again. 6-22 3.
How to Add Fluid Refer the Maintenance Schedule kind of transmission fluid to use. See “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in the Index. Add fluid only after checking the transmission fluid HOT. (A COLD check is used only as a reference.) If the fluid level is low, add only enough of the proper fluid to bring the level up to the HOT area for a hot check.
How to Check Lubricant If the level is below the bottom of the filler plug hole, you’ll need to add some lubricant. Add enough lubricant to raise the level to the bottom of the filler plug hole. What to Use Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of lubricant to use.
Rear Axle When to Check and Change Lubricant Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine how often to check the lubricant and when to change it. See “Scheduled Maintenance Services” in the Index. How to Check Lubricant If the level is below the bottom of the filler plug hole, you’ll need to add some lubricant.
NOTICE: When adding coolant, it is important that you use only DEX-COOL@ (silicate-free) coolant. If coolant other than DEX-COOL@ is added to the system, premature engine, heater core or radiator corrosion may result. In addition, the engine coolant will require change sooner 30,000 miles (50 000 km) or 24 months, whichever occurs first.
NOTICE: If you use an improper coolant mix, your engine could overheat and be badly damaged. The repair cost wouldn’t be covered by your warranty. Too much water in the mix can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts.
Adding Coolant If you need more coolant, add the proper DEX-COOL@ the coolant recovery tank. coolant mixture CAUTION: "urning the radiator pressure cap when the engine and radiator are hot can allow steam and scalding liquids to blow out and burn you badly. With the coolant recovery tank, you will almost never have to add coolant at the radiator.
Radiator Pressure Cap NOTICE: Your radiator cap is a 15 psi (105 kPa) pressure-type cap and must be tightly installed to prevent coolant loss and possible engine damage from overheating. Be sure the arrows on the cap line up with the overflow tube on the radiator filler neck.
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. Power Steering Fluid 6-30 When to Check Power Steering Fluid It is not necessary to regularly check power steering fluid unless you suspect there is a leak in the system or you hear an unusual noise.
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.
Brakes Brake Fluid Your brake master cylinder reservoir is here. It is filled with DOT-3 brake fluid. There are only two reasons why the brake fluid level in the reservoir might go down. The first is that the brake fluid goes down to an acceptable level during normal brake lining wear.
Checking Brake Fluid You can check the brake fluid without taking off the cap. Just look at the window on the brake fluid reservoir. The fluid level should be above MIN. If it isn’t, have your brake system checked to see if there is a leak. After work is done on the brake hydraulic system, make sure the level is above MIN and below the top of the window.
NOTICE: Using the wrong fluid can badly damage brake system parts. For example, just a few drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine oil, in your brake system can damage brake system parts so badly that they’ll have to be replaced.
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 sequence to GM specifications. Your rear drum brakes don’t have wear indicators, but if you ever hear a rear brake rubbing noise, have the rear brake linings inspected.
Battery Every new vehicle has a Delco Freedom@ battery. You never have to add water to one of these. When it’s time for a new battery, we recommend a Delco Freedom battery. Get one that has the replacement number shown on the original battery’s label.
2. Pull the connector out Headlamps and unplug the lamp. Sealed Beam Lamps 1. Remove the four retainer screws and the retainer. 3. Install the new bulb into the connector. 4. Reverse Steps 1 and 2 to reinstall the headlamp. 6-37...
Composite Headlamps 1. Open the hood. 2. Remove the two screws from the sidemarkerlturn signal lamp. 3. Completely remove the sidemarkedturn signal lamp by pulling out the assembly and disconnecting the sidemarkedturn signal lamp sockets from the lamp.
4. Remove the screw located behind the corner reflector in order to remove the entire corner reflector. 5. Remove the remaining three screws; the first one from the corner reflector pocket and the two remaining from the composite assembly.
6. Remove the composite assembly. 7. Turn the halogen bulb counterclockwise to remove from the assembly. 8. Install the new bulb into the composite assembly by turning it clockwise until it is 9. Replace the composite assembly by installing and tightening all of the screws previously removed.
Taillamps 1. Open the rear door. 2. Remove the two screws from behind the door. 3. Pull out the taillamp assembly so you can see the socket. 6-41...
4. Press the tab and turn the socket counterclockwise to remove the socket from the bezel. If the socket does not have a tab, turn the socket counterclockwise to remove the socket from the bezel. Reverse Steps 1 through 4 to reinstall the taillamp. 6-42 Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement replace your windshield...
Tires Your new vehicle comes with high-quality tires made by a leading tire manufacturer. If you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your warranty booklet for details. Poorly maintained and improperly used tires are dangerous.
Tire Pressure Inflation The Certificationrnire label, which is on the rear edge of the driver’s door, shows the correct inflation pressures .for your tires when they’re cold. “Cold” means your vehicle has been sitting for at least three hours or driven no more than 1 mile (1.6 km).
Tire Inspection and Rotation Tires should be rotated every 6,000 to 8,000 miles 10 000 to 13 000 km). Any time you notice unusual wear, rotate your tires as soon as possible and check wheel alignment. Also check for damaged tires or wheels.
It’s When Time for New Tires One way to tell when it’s time for new tires is to check the treadwear indicators, which will appear when your tires have only 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) or less of tread remaining. You need a new tire if any of the following statements are true: You can see the indicators at three or more places around the tire.
Mixing tires could cause you to lose control while driving. If you mix tires of different sizes or types (radial and bias-belted tires), the vehicle may not handle properly, and you could have a crash. Using tires of different sizes may also cause damage to your-vehicle.
Traction A, B, C The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are A, C, and they represent the tire’s ability to stop on wet pavement as measured under controlled conditions on speclfed government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete. tire marked C may have poor traction performance. Warning: The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on braking (straightahead) traction tests and does not include cornering (turning) traction.
Each new wheel should have the same load-carrying capacity, diameter, width, offset and be mounted the same way as the one it replaces. If you need to replace any of your wheels, wheel bolts or wheel nuts, replace them only with new GM original equipment parts.
Tire Chains NOTICE: If your vehicle has P235/65R15 use tire chains. They can damage your vehicle because there’s not enough clearance. If you have other size tires, use tire chains only where legal and only when you must. Use only SAE Class “S”...
Don’t use any of these unless this manual says you can. In many uses, these will damage your vehicle: Alcohol Laundry Soap Bleach Reducing Agents Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle Use a vacuum cleaner often to get rid of dust and loose dirt.
Using Solvent-Type Cleaner First, see if you have to use solvent-type cleaner at all. Some spots and stains will clean off better with just water and mild soap. If you need to use a solvent: 1. Gently scrape excess soil from the trim material with a clean, dull knife or scraper.
Non-Greasy Stains Stains caused by catsup, coffee (black), egg, fruit, fruit juice, milk, soft drinks, wine, vomit, urine and blood can be removed as follows: Carefully scrape off excess stain, then sponge the soiled area with cool water. If a stain remains, follow the foam-type instructions described earlier.
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel Use only mild soap and water 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. Cleaning the Built-in Child Restraint Your built-in child restraint may be cleaned with mild soap and lukewarm water.
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield, Backglass and Wiper Blades If the windshield is not clear after using the windshield washer, or if the wiper blade chatters when running, wax, sap or other material may be on the blade or windshield. Clean the outside of the windshield with GM Windshield Cleaner, Bon-Ami@ Powder (non-scratching glass cleaning powder), GM Part...
Washing Your Vehicle The best way to preserve your vehicle’s finish is to keep it clean by washing it often with lukewarm or cold water. Don’t wash your vehicle in the direct rays of the sun. Don’t strong soaps or chemical detergents. Use liquid hand, dish or car washing (mild detergent) soaps.
Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Parts Bright metal parts should be cleaned regularly to keep their luster. Washing with water is all that is usually needed. However, you may use chrome polish on chrome or stainless steel trim, if necessary. Use special care with aluminum trim. To avoid damaging protective trim, never use auto or chrome polish, steam or caustic soap to clean aluminum.
Finish Damage Any stone chips, fractures or deep scratches in the finish should be repaired right away. Bare metal will corrode quickly and may develop into a major repair expense. Minor chips and scratches can be repaired with touch-up materials available from your dealer or other service outlets.
Appearance Care Materials Chart See your General Motors Parts Department for these products. **Not recommended for use on instrument panel vinyl. See “Fluids and Lubricants” in Index.
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) =I II 11111111 1111 111 1 1 1 1 1 1 111 111111II 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 SAMPLE4UXVM072675 This is the legal identifier for your vehicle. It appears on a plate in the front corner of the instrument panel, on the driver’s side.
Headlamp Wiring The headlamp wiring is protected by a circuit breaker in the lamp switch. An electrical overload will cause the lamps to go on and off, or in some cases to remain off. If this happens, have your headlamp wiring checked right away.
Instrument Panel Fuse Block The fuse block is on the lower portion of the instrument panel on the driver's side. I - , c ' 7 c 3 c 7 FuseKircuit Usage Breaker ..Stop/Turn/Hazard Lamps, CHMSL, Chime Module .
FuseKircuit Breaker Usage ..Not Used ..Cruise Module, Cruise Control Switch ..Power Outlets, DLC, Subwoofer Amplifier .
Underhood Electrical Center The underhood electrical center is located toward the rear of the engine compartment on the driver’s side. Lift the hood and open the cover to gain access to this fuse block. STARTER ENABLE 0 0 0 ( - 1 PUMP ( - ) ( - 9...
FuseKircuit Breaker Usage ..UPFIT-BATT Upfitter Battery Power Stud, Trailer Wiring Harness UPFIT-IGN ..Upfitter Ignition Relay Spare ... . . Not used Fuse Puller* .
Replacement Bulbs Exterior Lamps Quantity Trade Halogen Headlamps Sealed Beam Halogen Headlamps - Composite Halogen Headlamps - Composite Parking, Turn Signal Lamps Rear, Stoplamps Sidemarker Lamps Back-up Lamps Capacities and Specifications All capacities are approximate. English and metric conversions are given. Please refer to “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants’’...
Crankcase Capacity ... Quantity* with Filter After refill, the level must be checked. Do not overfill. Fuel Tank Capacity ....Standard Tank Transmission Capacity Automatic Transmission...
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Replacement part numbers listed in this section are based on the latest information available at the time printing, and are subject to change. If a part listed in this manual is not the same as the part used in your vehicle when it was built, or if you have any questions, please contact your GM truck dealer.
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule This section covers the maintenance required for dependability and emission control performance. Introduction Your Vehicle and the Environment How This Section is Organized Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Using Your Maintenance Schedule Short Trip/City Definition Short TripKity Intervals Long Trip/Highway Definition your vehicle.
IMPORTANT: KEEP ENGINE OIL AT THE PROPER LEVEL AND CHANGE AS RECOMMENDED Have you purchased the GM Protection Plan ? The Plan supplements your new vehicle warranties. See your Warranty and Owner Assistance booklet, or your GM dealer fop. details. Introduction Your Vehicle and the Environment Proper vehicle maintenance not only helps to keep your...
How This Section is Organized The remainder of this section is divided into five parts: ‘‘Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services” shows what to have done and how often. Some of these services can be complex, so unless you are technically qualified and have the necessary equipment, you should let your dealership’s service department or another qualified service center do these jobs.
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.
Maintenance Schedule Trip/City Short Definition Follow the Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule if any one of these conditions is true for your vehicle: Most trips are less than 5 to 10 miles (8 to 16 km). This is particularly important when outside temperatures are below freezing.
Maintenance Schedule Follow this maintenance schedule only if none of the conditions from the Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule is true. Do not use this schedule if the vehicle is used for trailer towing, driven in a dusty area or used off paved roads.
Short TripKity Maintenance Schedule The services shown in this schedule up to 100,000 miles 166 000 km) should be performed after 100,000 miles (166 000 km) at the same intervals. The services shown at 150,000 miles (240 000 km) should be performed at the same interval after 150,000 miles (240 000 km).
Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule 3,000 Miles ( 5 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Q Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote Check readfront axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule 9,000 Miles (15 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote Check readfront axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule 15,000 Miles (25 000 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote Inspect air cleaner filter if you are driving in dusty conditions.
Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule 18,000 Miles (30 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote Check readfront axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
Short TripKity Maintenance Schedule 24,000 Miles (40 000 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote Check readfkont axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
Short Tkip/City Maintenance Schedule 30,000 Miles (50 000 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule 30,000 Miles 000 km) (Continued) In hilly or mountainous terrain. When doing frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, change the fluid and filter every km).
Short TripKity Maintenance Schedule 36,000 Miles (60 000 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation”...
Short TripKity Maintenance Schedule 42,000 Miles (70 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote Check readfront axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
Short TripKity Maintenance Schedule In heavy city traffic where the outside temperature regularly reaches 90 (32” C) or higher. In hilly or mountainous terrain. When doing frequent trailer towing. Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, change the fluid and filter every 30,000 miles (50 000 km).
Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule 51,000 Miles (85 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote Check readfront axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
Short TripKity Maintenance Schedule 57,000 Miles (95 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote Check readfront axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
Short TridCity Maintenance Schedule 60,000 Miles (100 000 km) (Continued) - In heavy city traffic where the outside temperature regularly reaches 90 (32°C) or higher. In hilly or mountainous terrain. When doing frequent trailer towing. Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service.
Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule 63,000 Miles (105 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote Check readfront axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
Short TripKity Maintenance Schedule 69,000 Miles (115 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote Check readfront axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
Short TripKity Maintenance Schedule 75,000 Miles (125 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote For Two-Wheel-Drive vehicles only: Clean and repack the front wheel bearings (or at each brake relining, whichever occurs first).
Short TripKity Maintenance Schedule 78,000 Miles (130 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote Check rearhont axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
Short DipKity Maintenance Schedule 84,000 Miles (140 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote Check readfiont axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
Short WiplCity Maintenance Schedule 90,000 Miles (150 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule Replace fuel filter. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote?.) Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE 93,000 Miles...
Short ’IlripKity Maintenance Schedule 96,000 Miles (160 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote Check readfiont axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule 100,000 Miles (166 000 km) Inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Control Service. Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. Inspect Positive Crankcase Ventilation (Pcv) valve. An Emission Control Service. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE 150,000 Miles (240 000 km) Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or every 60 months since last service, whichever occurs first).
The services shown in this schedule up to 100,000 miles (166 000 should performed after 100,000 miles (166 000 km) at the same intervals. The services shown at 150,000 miles (240 OOO should be performed at the same interval after 150,000 miles (240 000 km). “Owner Checks and Services”...
Long Trip/Highway !Maintenance Schedule 7,500 Miles (12 500 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote Check readfront axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
Long Trip/Highway Maintenance Schedule 15,000 Miles (25 000 km) (Continued) In hilly or mbuntainous terrain. - When doing frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. you do not use your vehicle under any o f these conditions, change the fluid and filter every 30,000 miles (50 000 km).
Long Trip/Highway Maintenance Schedule 30,000 Miles (50 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote Check readfront axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
Long Trip/Highway 1CIaintenanctt 30,000 Miles km) (Continued) ’ Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote Replace fuel filter. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote?.) Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service.
45,000 Miles (75 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote Check readfront axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
52,500 Miles (87 500 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote Check readfront axle fluid level and add fluid needed.
In heavy clry 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. do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, change the fluid and filter every 30,000 miles (50 000 km).
67,500 Miles (112 Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote Check readfront axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking.
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 o f these conditions, change the fluid and filter every 30,000 miles (50 000 km). Rotate tires.
90,000 Miles 000 km) (150 Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote Check readfront axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
Long Trip/Highway Maintenance Schedule Replace fuel filter. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote?.) Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE 97,500 Miles (162 500 km)
100,000 Miles (166 000 km) Inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Control Service. Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. Inspect Positive Crankcase Ventilation (Pcv) valve. An Emission Control Service. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE 150,000 Miles Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or every 60 months since last service, whichever occurs first).
Part B: Owner Checks and Services Listed below are owner checks and services which should be performed at the intervals specified ensure the safety, dependability and emission control performance of your vehicle. Be sure any necessary repairs are completed at once. Whenever any fluids or lubricants are added to your vehicle, make sure they are the proper ones, as shown Part...
At Least Twice a Year Restraint System Check Make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors and anchorages are working properly. If your vehicle has restraint, also periodically make sure the harness straps, latch plates, buckle, clip, retractors and anchorages are working properly.
Starter Switch Check 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. Before you start, be sure you have enough room around the vehicle. 2.
Ignition Transmission Lock Check While parked, and with the parking brake set, the ignition key to LOCK in each shift lever position. The key should turn to LOCK only when the shift (P). lever is in PARK The key should come out only in LOCK. Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARE- Mechanism Check...
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Listed below are inspections and services which should least twice a year (for instance, each be performed at spring and fall). You should let your GM dealership’s service department or other qualified service center do these jobs.
Drive Axle Service Check readfront axle fluid level and add as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking. Transfer Case (All-Wheel Drive) Inspection Every 12 months or at oil change intervals, check front axle and transfer case and add lubricant when necessary, Check vent hose at transfer case for kinks and proper installation.
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants NOTE: Fluids and lubricants identified below by name, part number or specification may be obtained from your GM dealer. FLUID/LUBRICANT Engine Oil Engine oil with the American Petroleum Institute Certified For Gasoline Engines “Starburst” symbol of the proper viscosity.
FLUIDLUBRICANT USAGE Front Wheel Wheel bearing lubricant meeting Bearings requirements of NLGI Category GC or GC-LB (GM Part No. 105 1344 or equivalent). Differential, Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. 105227 1) or SAE 8OW-90 Front and Rear Axle GL-5 Gear Lubricant. Transfer Case DEXRON@-111 Automatic Transmission Fluid.
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. ODOMETER DATE SERVICED READING Any additional information from “Owner Checks and Services” or “Periodic Maintenance” can be added on the following record pages.
Maintenance Record ODOMETER MAINTENANCE PERFORMED...
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information Here you will find out how to contact GMC if you need assistance. This section also tells you how to obtain service publications and how to report any safety defects. Customer Satisfaction Procedure Customer Assistance for Text Telephone...
GMC dealers have the facilities, trained technicians and Customer Satisfaction Procedure 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.
If after contacting a mernoer of dealership management, it appears your concern cannot be resolved by the dealership without further help, contact the GMC Consumer Relations Manager by calling 1-800-GMC-8782 (1-800-462-8782, Customer Assistance prompt.) In Canada, contact GM of Canada Customer Communication Centre in Oshawa by calling 1-800-263-3777 (English) or 1-800-263-7854 (French).
Vehicle delivery date and present mileage Nature of concern We encourage you call us so we can give your inquiry prompt attention. However, if you wish to write GMC, address your inquiry to: GMC Customer Assistance 3 1 E. Judson Street 1607-04...
Roadside Assistance GMC's Roadside Assistance provides stranded owners with over-the-phone roadside repairs, location of the nearest GMC dealer or the following special services: Flut Tire Change: Installation of spare tire will be covered at no charge (customer is responsible for repair or replacement of tire).
Maps include points of interest and list GMC dealers along the route. Trip Routing also includes a national hotel discount book and a book of coupons. State and local maps available upon request. Please be prepared to furnish your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
Just dial GMC Roadside Assistance at 1-800-GMC-8782 (1 -800-462-8782, Roadside Assistance prompt) to reach a qualified representative who can assist you. Your Roadside Assistance representative will ask for the following information when your call is received: Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
GMC will reimburse up to $30/day for documented transportation you receive. The Commitment Plus Courtesy Transportation Program is not part of the Bumper to Bumper Limited Warranty. GMC reserves the right to make any changes or cab, bus or other discontinue the Courtesy Transportation Program time without notification.
Plan (CAMVAP). General Motors reserves the right to change eligibility limitations and/or to discontinue its participation in this program. Both GMC and your GMC dealer are committed to making sure you are completely satisfied with your new vehicle. Our experience has shown that, if a situation...
Some state laws may require you to use this program before filing a claim with a state-run arbitration program or in the courts. For further information, contact the BBB at 1-800-955-5 100 or the GMC Customer Assistance Center at 1 -800-GMC-8782 (1 -800-462-8782).
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS In addition to notifying NHTSA (or Transport Canada) in a situation like this, we certainly hope you’ll notify us. Please call us at 1-800-GMC-8782 (1-800-462-8782) or write: GMC Consumer Relations 3 1 E. Judson Street 1607-04...
1997 GMC SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION The following publications covering the operation and servicing the Service Publication Order Form in this book and mailing it in with your check, money o or credit card information to Helm, Incorporated (address below.)
NOTE: Dealers and Companies please provide dealer or company name, and also the name of the person to whose attention the shipment should be sent. Mail completed order form to: HELM, INCORPORATED P.O. Box 07130 Detroit, MI For purchases outside U.S.A. please write to the above address far quotation. (CUSTOMER'S NAME) (ATTENTION) (STREET ADDRESS-NO P.O.
Section 9 Index ......Accessory Power Outlet ......Add-on Equipment .
Brakes. Anti-Lock Braking Braking in Emergencies Break-In. New Vehicle BTSICheck Bulb Replacement Built-in Child Restraint Canadian Roadside Assistance Capacities and Specifications ..Carbon Monoxide 2-27,2-28,2-30,4-27,4-34, 4-35 ....Care of Your Cassette Tape Player Cassette Deck Service Cassette Tape Player...
....... . Cooling System ....... . Courtesy Lamps .
Engineoil Adding ........Additives Checking Pressure Gage .
Hearing Impaired. Customer Assistance ........Heating High-Beam Headlamps Highway Hypnosis...
Loading Your Vehicle Locks Cylinders Door Ignition Transmission Lock Check Key Lock Cylinder Service ........PowerDoor .
Parking ........AtNight ........Brake Brake Mechanism Check .
Right Front Passenger Position Roadside Assistance ..... Roadside Assistance. Canadian ......Rocking Your Vehicle .
..... Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster ......... . .
........TopStrap ........TorqueLock .
........Windows ....... Express-Down .
Service Station Checkpoints WINDSHIELD TIRES WASHER FLUID P6-43 P6-31 ENGINE COOLANT RECOVERY TANK P6-27 I Ill ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK P6-11 SECONDARY HOOD RELEASE P6-8 BATTERY- P6-36 FUEL DOOR HOOD RELEASE P6-8 P6-5 For detailed information, refer to the page number listed, or see the index in the back of the owner’s manual.
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