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The 1999 GMC Jimmy Owner's Manual
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Seats and Restraint Systems
This section tells you how to use your seats and safety belts properly. It also explains the air bag system.
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Features and Controls
This section explains how to start and operate your vehicle.
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Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
This section tells you how to adjust the ventilation and comfort controls and how to operate your audio system.
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Your Driving and the Road
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Problems on the Road
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Service and Appearance Care
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Maintenance Schedule
This section tells you when to perform vehicle maintenance and what fluids and lubricants to use.
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Customer Assistance Information
This section tells you how to contact GMC for assistance and how to get service and owner publications.
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   Summary of Contents for GMC 1999 Jimmy

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    This section tells you when to perform vehicle maintenance and what fluids and lubricants to use. 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 Index Here’s an alphabetical listing of almost every subject in this manual.

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    GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, GMC, the GMC Emblem and the name JIMMY are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the time it was printed. We reserve the right to make changes in the product after that time without further notice.

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    Door Utility About Driving Your Vehicle As with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control or an accident. Be sure to read the “on “off road” driving guidelines in this manual. (See “Driving Guidelines”...

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    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.

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    Vehicle Symbols These are some of the symbols you may find on your vehicle. For example, These symbols these symbols are important are used on an for you and original battery: your passengers whenever your vehicle is CAUTION driven: POSSIBLE INJURY DOOR LOCK PROTECT...

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    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 Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone Here Are Questions Many People Ask...

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    Seats and Seat Controls This section tells you about the seats them, and fold them up and down. Manual Front Seat CAUTION: You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver’s seat while the vehicle is moving.

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    Manual Lumbar Support If you have this feature, there will be a knob on the outside of the driver and passenger bucket seats. Turn the knob counterclockwise to increase lumbar support and clockwise to decrease lumbar support. Power Seats (If Equipped) If you have this feature, there will be a control pad on the outside of your seat.

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    Raise the rear of the seat by raising the rear edge of the button. Lower the rear of the seat by lowering the rear edge of the button. Move the seat rearward by moving the whole button toward the rear of the vehicle. Moving the whole button up or down raises or lowers the whole seat.

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    Memory Seat (If Equipped) If your vehicle has this feature, the control on the driver’s seat looks like this. You can use this memory function to save your seat cushion and seatback settings by using the following procedure: 1. Adjust the driver’s seat to a safe and comfortable driving position.

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    Heated Front Seats (If Equipped) If you have this feature, the control is located on the side of the seat. This feature will quickly heat the lower cushion and lower back of the driver and front passenger seats for added comfort. Press the lower part of the switch to turn the heater on low.

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    But don’t have a seatback reclined if your vehicle is moving. CAUTION: Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Even if you buckle up, your safety belts can’t do their job when you’re reclined like this. The shoulder belt can’t do its job because it won’t be against your body.

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    Head Restraints Head restraints are fixed on some models and adjustable on others. Slide an adjustable head restraint up or down so that the top of the restraint is closest to the top of your ears. This position reduces the chance of a neck injury in a crash.

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    CAUTION: If an easy entry right front seat isn’t locked, it can move. In a sudden stop or crash, the person sitting there could be injured. After you’ve used it, be sure to push rearward on an easy entry seat to be sure it is locked.

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    To return the head restraints to the upright position, reach behind the seats and pull the head restraint up until it locks into position. 1-10 On two door models with an inside mounted spare tire, the driver’s side rear seat head restraint must be lifted and held upright as the seatback is raised.

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    Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells you some things you should not do with safety belts. And it explains the air bag system. CAUTION: Don’t let anyone ride where he or she can’t wear a safety belt properly.

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    In most states and Canadian provinces, the law says to wear safety belts. Here’s why: They work. You never know if you’ll be in a crash. If you do have a crash, you don’t know if it will be a bad one. A few crashes are mild, and some crashes can be so serious that even buckled up a person wouldn’t survive.

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    yellowblue Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn’t stop. 1-13...

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    yellowblue The person keeps going until stopped by something. or the instrument panel ... In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... 1-14...

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    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...

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    If I’m a good driver, and I never drive far from home, why should I wear safety belts? You may be an excellent driver, but if you’re in an accident even one that isn’t your fault your passengers can be hurt. Being a good driver doesn’t protect you from things beyond your control, such as bad drivers.

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    3. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Don’t let it get twisted. The shoulder belt may lock if you pull the belt across you very quickly. If this happens, let the belt go back slightly to unlock it. Then pull the belt across you more slowly.

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    yellowblue 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.

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    What’s wrong with this? The shoulder belt is too loose. It won’t give nearly as much protection this way. CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body.

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    What’s wrong with this? The belt is buckled in the wrong place. 1-20 CAUTION: 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.

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    What’s wrong with this? The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. It should be worn over the shoulder at all times. CAUTION: You can be seriously injured 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.

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    What’s wrong with this? The belt is twisted across the body. 1-22 CAUTION: 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 fix it.

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    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.

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    The best way to protect the fetus is to protect the mother. When a safety belt is worn properly, it’s more likely that the fetus won’t be hurt in a crash. For pregnant women, as for anyone, the key to making safety belts effective is wearing them properly.

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    CAUTION: Air bags inflate with great force, faster than the blink of an eye. If you’re too close to an inflating air bag, as you would be if you were leaning forward, it could seriously injure you. This is true even with Next Generation frontal air bags.

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    How the Air Bag System Works Where are the air bags? The driver’s air bag is in the middle of the steering wheel. 1-26 The right front passenger’s air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger’s side. yellowblue...

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    CAUTION: If 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.

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    How does an air bag restrain? In moderate to severe frontal or near even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or the instrument panel. Air bags supplement the protection provided by safety belts. Air bags distribute the force of the impact more evenly over the occupant’s upper body, stopping the occupant more gradually.

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    Let only qualified technicians work on your air bag system. Improper service can mean that your air bag system won’t work properly. See your dealer for service. NOTICE: If you damage the covering for the driver’s or the right front passenger’s air bag, the bag may not work properly.

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    Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle 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.

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    When you sit in the center front 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. To make the belt shorter, pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug.

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    Rear Seat Passengers It’s very important for rear seat passengers to buckle up! Accident statistics show that unbelted people in the rear seat are hurt more often in crashes than those who are wearing safety belts. Rear passengers who aren’t safety belted can be thrown out of the vehicle in a crash.

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    yellowblue When the shoulder belt is pulled out all the way, it will lock. If it does, let it go back all the way and start again. If the belt is not long enough, see “Safety Belt Extender” at the end of this section. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to.

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    1-34 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.

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    yellowblue Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults Door Models) Four door models have rear shoulder belt comfort guides. This feature will provide added safety belt comfort for children who have 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.

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    1. Pull the elastic cord out from between the edge of the seatback and the interior body to remove the guide from its storage clip. 1-36 2. Slide the guide under and past the belt. The elastic cord must be under the belt. Then, place the guide over the belt, and insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide.

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    3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on top. 4. Buckle, position and release the safety belt as described in “Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions” earlier in this section.

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    To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can take them out from the guides. Pull the guide upward to expose its storage clip, and then slide the guide onto the clip. Rotate the guide and clip inward and in between the seatback and the interior body, leaving only the loop of elastic cord exposed.

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    4. Position and release it the same way as the lap part of a lap shoulder belt. If the belt isn’t long enough, see “Safety Belt Extender” at the end of this section. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to.

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    CAUTION: Smaller children and babies should always be restrained in a child or infant restraint. The instructions for the restraint will say whether it is the right type and size for your child. A very young child’s hip bones are so small that a regular belt might not stay low on the hips, as it should.

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    CAUTION: 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) CAUTION: (Continued) at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12 will suddenly become a 240 your arms.

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    Child Restraints Every time infants and young children ride in vehicles, they should have protection provided by appropriate restraints. What are the different types of add child restraints? on child restraints are available in four basic types. When selecting a child restraint, take into consideration not only the child’s weight and size, but also whether or not the restraint will be compatible with the motor vehicle in which it will...

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    yellowblue A rear facing infant restraint (B) positions an infant to face the rear of the vehicle. Rear facing infant restraints are designed for infants of up to about 20 lbs. (9 kg) and about one year of age. This type of restraint faces the rear so that the infant’s head, neck and body can have the support they need in a frontal crash.

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    yellowblue A forward facing child restraint (C E) positions a child upright to face forward in the vehicle. These forward facing restraints are designed to help protect children who are from 20 to 40 lbs. (9 to 18 kg) and about 26 to 40 inches (66 to 102 cm) in height, or up to around four years of age.

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    yellowblue A booster seat (F, G) is designed for children who are about 40 to 60 lbs., or even up to 80 lbs. (18 to 27 kg, or even up to 36 kg), and about four to eight years of age. A booster seat is designed to improve the fit of the vehicle’s safety belt system.

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    When choosing a child restraint, 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.

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    Top Strap Canadian law requires that forward restraints have a top strap, and that the strap be anchored. If your child restraint has a top strap, it should be anchored. Anchor brackets for the rear outside seat positions are located on the floor in the cargo area. Don’t use the front set of tie top strap to the rearmost bracket on the same side of the facing child...

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    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. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint.

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    4. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 5. To tighten the belt, feed the shoulder belt back into the retractor while you push down on the child restraint. If you’re using a forward restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt.

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    To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle’s safety belt and let it go back all the way. The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. Center Seat Positions (4-Door Models) Don’t use child restraints in these positions.

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    CAUTION: A child in a rear facing child restraint can be seriously injured or killed if the right front passenger’s air bag inflates, even though your vehicle has Next Generation frontal air bags. This is because the back of the rear facing child restraint would be very close to the inflating air bag.

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    5. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 1-52 6. To tighten the belt, feed the shoulder belt back into the retractor while you push down on the child restraint. You may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt.

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    Larger Children Children who have outgrown child restraints should wear the vehicle’s safety belts. If you have the choice, a child should sit next to a window so the child can wear a lap get the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide. Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear seat.

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    1-54 CAUTION: 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.

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    CAUTION: Never do this. Here a child is sitting in a seat that has a 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.

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    Safety Belt Extender If the vehicle’s safety belt will fasten around you, you should use it. But if a safety belt isn’t long enough to fasten, your dealer will order you an extender. It’s free. When you go in to order it, take the heaviest coat you will wear, so the extender will be long enough for you.

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    Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash If you’ve had a crash, do you need new belts? After a very minor collision, nothing may be necessary. But if the belts were stretched, as they would be if worn during a more severe crash, then you need new belts. If you ever see a label on the driver’s or the right front passenger’s safety belt...

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    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 if you have a problem.

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    yellowblue Keys CAUTION: Leaving 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 children.

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    This vehicle has one double ignition, endgate/liftgate, spare tire lock (two vehicles) 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 key code number.

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    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 doors aren’t locked.

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    Power Door Locks (If Equipped) If your vehicle has power door locks, the switch is located on the armrest. Remove the ignition key and press LOCK to lock all the doors at once. To unlock the doors, press the raised area next to the key symbol.

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    Leaving Your Vehicle If you are leaving the vehicle, take your key, open your door and set the locks from inside. Then get out and close the door. Keyless Entry System (If Equipped) If your vehicle has this feature, you can lock and unlock your doors and rear endgate from about 3 feet (1 m) up to 30 feet (9 m) away using the remote keyless entry transmitter supplied with your vehicle.

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    Operation UNLOCK: When you press UNLOCK, the driver’s door will unlock automatically, the parking lamps will flash and the interior lights will go on. If you press UNLOCK again within three seconds, the remaining doors will unlock, the parking lamps will flash and the interior lights will go on.

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    NOTICE: When replacing the battery, use care not to touch any of the circuitry. Static from your body transferred to these surfaces may damage the transmitter. To replace the battery in the keyless entry transmitter: 1. Insert a dime in the slot between the covers of the transmitter housing near the key ring hole.

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    Endgate/Liftgate CAUTION: It can be dangerous to drive with the rear window, endgate or liftgate open because carbon monoxide (CO) gas can come into your vehicle. You can’t see or smell CO. It can cause unconsciousness and even death. If you must drive with the rear window, endgate or liftgate open or if electrical wiring or other cable connections must pass through the seal between the body and the rear window, endgate...

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    When doors are unlocked, press the button to open the glass. Reach inside the endgate to lift the handle and open the endgate. 2-10 The endgate can be opened without a key if the driver’s door is unlocked. The endgate glass will not release if the vehicle is in gear.

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    The liftglass can be opened using the pushbutton on the liftgate after the driver’s door has been opened using either the power lock system or the remote keyless entry system. To open the entire liftgate, lift the handle located in the center of the door.

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    Emergency Release for Opening Endgate/Liftgate 1. Peel back or slit the carpet locally to expose the access hole in the trim panel. 2. Use a thin screwdriver to reach through the access holes in both the trim panel and the hardware cover.

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    Theft Vehicle theft is big business, especially in some cities. Although your vehicle has a number of theft 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...

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    This light reminds you to activate the theft system. Here’s how to do it: 1. Open the door. 2. Lock the door with the power door lock switch or the remote keyless entry transmitter. The SECURITY light should come on and stay on. 3.

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    If the alarm does not sound when it should but the vehicle’s headlamps flash, check to see if the horn works. The horn fuse may be blown. To replace the fuse, see “Fuses and Circuit Breakers” in the Index. If the alarm does not sound or the vehicle’s headlamps do not flash, the vehicle should be serviced by an authorized service center.

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    New Vehicle “Break In” NOTICE: Your 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 km/h) or less for the first 500 miles (805 km). Don’t drive at any one speed slow for the first 500 miles (805 km).

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    ACCESSORY (A): This position lets you use things like the radio and the windshield wipers when the engine is off. Push in the key and turn it toward you. Your steering wheel will remain locked, just as it was before you inserted the key. NOTICE: Don’t operate accessories in the ACCESSORY position for long periods of time.

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    CAUTION: On manual transmission vehicles, turning the key to LOCK will lock the steering column and result in a loss of ability to steer the vehicle. This could cause a collision. If you need to turn the engine off while the vehicle is moving, turn the key only to OFF.

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    Retained Accessory Power Your vehicle is equipped with a Retained Accessory Power (RAP) feature which will allow certain features of your vehicle to continue to work up to 20 minutes after the ignition key is turned to OFF. Your radio, power windows, sunroof and overhead console will work when the ignition key is in RUN or ACCESSORY.

  • Page 84

    NOTICE: Holding your key in START for longer than 15 seconds at a time will cause your battery to be drained much sooner. And the excessive heat can damage your starter motor. Wait about 15 seconds between each try to help avoid draining your battery or damaging your starter.

  • Page 85

    To Use the Engine Coolant Heater 1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open the hood and unwrap the electrical cord. The cord is located on the driver’s side of the engine compartment, behind the underhood fuse block. 3. Plug it into a normal, grounded 110 CAUTION: Plugging the cord into an ungrounded outlet could cause an electrical shock.

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    CAUTION: It is dangerous 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. 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.

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    NEUTRAL (N): In this position, your engine doesn’t connect with the wheels. To restart when you’re already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only. CAUTION: Shifting out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) while your engine is “racing” (running at high speed) is dangerous.

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    FIRST (1): This position gives you even more power but lower fuel economy than SECOND (2). You can use it on very steep hills, or in deep snow or mud. If the selector lever is put in FIRST (1) while the vehicle is moving forward, the transmission won’t shift into FIRST (1) until the vehicle is going slowly enough.

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    Here’s how to operate your transmission: FIRST (1): Press the clutch pedal and shift into FIRST (1). Then, slowly let up on the clutch pedal as you press the accelerator pedal. You can shift into FIRST (1) when you’re going less than 20 mph (30 km/h).

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    Shift Light If you have a manual transmission, you have a SHIFT light. This light will show you when to shift to the next higher gear for best fuel economy. When this light comes on, you can shift to the next higher gear if weather, road and traffic conditions let you.

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    NOTICE: Driving in the 4HI or 4LO positions for a long time on dry or wet pavement could shorten the life of your vehicle’s drivetrain. Electronic Transfer Case (If Equipped) If your four vehicle has the electronic transfer case, the transfer case switches are to the right of the steering wheel.

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    Shifting from 2HI to 4HI Press and release the 4HI switch. This can be done at any speed, and the front axle will lock automatically. Shifting from 4HI to 2HI Press and release the 2HI switch. This can be done at any speed, and the front axle will unlock automatically.

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    On automatic transmission equipped vehicles, if your transfer case does not shift into 4HI, your transmission indicator switch may require adjustment. With your transmission in NEUTRAL (N), press and release the 4HI switch. While the 4HI indicator light is flashing, shift your transmission into PARK (P).

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    4HI: Use 4HI when you need extra traction, such as on snowy or icy roads or in most off This setting also engages your front axle to help drive your vehicle. 4LO: This setting also engages your front axle and delivers extra torque.

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    Shifting to 4LO To shift to 4LO, the vehicle’s engine must be running and the vehicle must be stopped or moving less than 3 mph (4.8 km/h) with the transmission in NEUTRAL (N) or with the clutch pedal pressed for vehicles with manual transmission.

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    Shifting to NEUTRAL To shift the transfer case to NEUTRAL, first make sure the vehicle is parked so that it will not roll: 1. Set the parking brake. 2. Start the vehicle. 3. Connect the vehicle to the towing vehicle. 4.

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    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.

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    Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission Only) CAUTION: It can be dangerous 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.

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    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 leave your vehicle with the key, your vehicle is in PARK (P). Console Shift Lever 1.

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    Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running (Automatic Transmission Only) CAUTION: It can be dangerous to leave your vehicle with the engine running. Your vehicle could move suddenly if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. If you have four wheel drive, your vehicle will be free to roll even if your shift lever is in PARK (P)

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    Shifting Out of PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission Only) CAUTION: Before shifting out of PARK (P) you must fully apply your regular brakes. Your vehicle can roll. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or others could be injured.

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    Parking Over Things That Burn CAUTION: Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust parts under your vehicle and ignite. Don’t park over papers, leaves, dry grass or other things that can burn. 2-38 Engine Exhaust CAUTION: Engine exhaust can kill. It contains the gas carbon monoxide (CO), which you can’t see or smell.

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    Running Your Engine While You’re Parked (Automatic Transmission) It’s better not to park with the engine running. But if ever you have to, here are some things to know. CAUTION: Idling the engine with the climate control system off could allow dangerous exhaust into your vehicle (see the earlier Caution under “Engine Exhaust”).

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    Locking Rear Axle If your vehicle has this feature, your locking rear axle can give you additional traction on snow, mud, ice, sand or gravel. It works like a standard axle most of the time, but when one of the rear wheels has no traction and the other does, this feature will allow the wheel with traction to move the vehicle.

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    Lockout Switch Four door vehicles have a lockout feature to prevent passengers from operating power windows. It is located on the driver’s door. Press LOCK to activate this feature. Press NORM and the windows return to normal operation. Swing-Out Windows (2-Door Only) If your vehicle has rear swing out windows, unlatch...

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    Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever The lever on the left side of the steering column includes your: Turn and Lane Change Signals Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer Flash Pass Windshield Wipers Windshield Washer Cruise Control (If Equipped) 2-42 Turn and Lane Change Signals The turn signal has two upward (for right) and two downward (for left) positions.

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    As you signal a turn or a lane change, if the arrows don’t flash but just stay on, a signal bulb may be burned out and other drivers won’t see your turn signal. If a bulb is burned out, replace it to help avoid an accident.

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    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.

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    Rear Window Washer/Wiper This switch is located on the instrument panel. To turn the rear wiper on, slide the switch to either LO or HI. For delayed wiping, slide the switch to LO. For steady wiping, slide the switch to HI. To turn the wiper off, slide the switch to OFF.

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    CAUTION: Cruise control can be dangerous where you can’t drive safely at a steady speed. So, don’t use your cruise control on winding roads or in heavy traffic. Cruise control can be dangerous on slippery roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause needless wheel spinning, and you could lose control.

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    Once you’re going about 25 mph (40 km/h) or more, you can move the cruise control switch from ON to R/A for about a half a second. You’ll go right back up to your chosen speed and stay there. If you hold the switch at R/A longer than half a second, the vehicle will keep going faster until you release the switch or apply the brake.

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    Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control Use the accelerator pedal to increase your speed. When you take your foot off the pedal, your vehicle will slow down to the cruise control speed you set earlier. 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.

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    Turn the knob clockwise to the master lamps symbol to turn on all the lamps listed as well as the headlamps. Turn the knob all the way counterclockwise to turn off your lamps and put the system in auto headlamp mode. Automatic Headlamp System When it is dark enough outside, your automatic headlamp system will turn on your headlamps at the...

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    The DRL system will make your headlamps come on at reduced brightness when: the ignition is on, the headlamp switch is in automatic headlamp mode, the sensor detects daytime light, an automatic transmission is not in PARK (P), and the parking brake is released. When the DRL are on, only your headlamps will be on.

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    Interior Lamps Brightness Control Turn the switch next to the headlamp switch up to make your instrument panel lights brighter. Turn the switch all the way up to turn on the interior lamps. Illuminated Entry Your vehicle is equipped with an illuminated entry feature.

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    You can use the DOME OVERRIDE button, located below the parking/headlamp knob, to set the dome lamps to come on automatically when the doors are opened, or to remain off. To turn the lamps off, press the button into the “in” position. With the button in this position, the dome lamps will remain off when the doors are open.

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    Electrochromic Day/Night Inside Rearview Mirror (If Equipped) This mirror automatically changes to reduce glare from headlamps behind you. A photocell on the back of the mirror senses when it is becoming dark outside. Another photocell built into the mirror surface senses when headlamps are behind you.

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    Cleaning the Photocells Use a cotton swab and glass cleaner to clean the photocells when necessary. Outside Manual Adjust Mirror Adjust your outside mirrors so you can just see the side of your vehicle. You can fold them before entering a car wash. Pull the mirrors in toward the vehicle.

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    Electrochromic Outside Rearview Mirror (If Equipped) Only the driver’s side outside mirror will adjust for the glare of headlamps behind you. See “Electrochromic Day/Night Inside Rearview Mirror” earlier in this section. Heated Outside Rearview Mirror (If Equipped) When you operate the rear window defogger, a defogger also warms the heated outside rearview mirrors to help clear them of ice, snow and condensation.

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    Reading Lamps Press the button near each lamp to turn the reading lamps on and off. The lamps can also be swiveled to point in the desired direction. Installing a Garage Door Opener If you have a garage door opener, the front overhead compartment can be used to conveniently store the opener.

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    The pegs inside the compartment door are used to make sure the button on 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.

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    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.

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    1. Find your location on the zone map. Note your zone number. 2. Press and hold both the ON/OFF and the US/MET switches. The display will go off. 3. After five seconds, VAR CAL will appear on the display. When it does, release both buttons. 4.

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    The compass is self calibrating, so it does not need to be manually set. However, if C (Calibration) is displayed, the compass will need to be calibrated. You may also place the compass in a noncalibrated mode by pressing and holding the MODE and US/MET buttons simultaneously while in the COMP/TEMP mode.

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    To reset the trip computer, press the MODE and US/MET buttons simultaneously for at least two seconds. All functions will be displayed for half a second once the system is reset. Reset can only be performed in the AVG ECON, FUEL USED and AVG SPEED modes.

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    If your vehicle has the center armrest compartment, lift the cover to expose the storage area which includes slots for cassettes or compact discs and a coinholder. 2-62 Convenience Net (If Equipped) You may have a convenience net in the rear of your vehicle to help keep small items, like gloves and light clothing, in place during sharp turns or quick stops and starts.

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    Cargo Cover (If Equipped) If you have the optional cargo cover, you can use it to cover items in the cargo area of your vehicle. Grasp the handle and unroll the cover. Latch the posts into the sockets on the inside trim panel on the passenger’s side of the vehicle to secure it.

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    Luggage Carrier (Option) CAUTION: If you try to carry something on top of your vehicle that is longer or wider than the luggage carrier like paneling, plywood, a mattress, and so forth the wind can catch it as you drive along.

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    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. When loading cargo on the roof panel, be sure it rests on the slats and does not scratch or damage the vehicle.

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    Sun Visors To block out glare, you can swing down the top and bottom visors (if your vehicle has one). You can also swing the bottom visor from side may have an extension that can be pulled out for additional glare protection and a strap for holding small items, such as maps.

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    Accessory Power Outlets (If Equipped) If you have accessory power outlets, you can plug in auxiliary electrical equipment. The accessory power outlets are located near the center of the vehicle on the lower part of the instrument panel. Just remove the plug from the outlet and follow the proper installation instructions that are included with any electrical equipment you install.

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    yellowblue Universal Transmitter (If Equipped) Full Size Console This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference Mini Console received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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    Programming the Transmitter Do not use the universal transmitter with any garage door opener that does not have the “stop and reverse” feature. This includes any garage door opener model manufactured before April 1, 1982. Be sure that people and objects are clear of the garage door you are programming.

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    Be sure to keep the original hand held transmitter in case you need to erase and reprogram the universal transmitter. Note to Canadian Owners: During programming, the hand held transmitter may automatically stop transmitting after one or two seconds. In this case, you should press and re press the button on the hand transmitter every two seconds without ever releasing the...

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    2. Press the training button on the garage door opener motor head unit. An indicator light will begin to flash when the motor head unit enters the training mode. Note: Following this step, you have 30 seconds to start Step 3. 3.

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    Instrument Panel A. Air Vents B. Instrument Cluster C. Transfer Case (If Equipped) D. Glove Box E. Audio System F. Auxiliary Power Outlets 2-72 G. Rear Window Defogger H. Comfort Controls I. Ashtray J. Rear Liftgate Release K. Rear Window Washer/Wiper yellowblue L.

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    yellowblue Instrument Panel Cluster Your instrument cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You’ll know how fast you’re going, about how much fuel you’ve used, and many other things you’ll need to know to drive safely and economically. Standard Cluster, Canada Similar 2-73...

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    Speedometer and Odometer Your speedometer lets you see your speed in both miles per hour (mph) and kilometers per hour (km/h). Your odometer shows how far your vehicle has been driven, in either miles (used in the United States) or kilometers (used in Canada).

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    NOTICE: Do not operate the engine with the tachometer in the red range, or engine damage will occur. 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.

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    Air Bag Readiness Light There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows the air bag symbol. The system checks the air bag’s electrical 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.

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    Voltmeter Gage When your engine is not running, but the ignition is on (in RUN), this gage shows your battery’s state of charge in DC volts. When the engine is running, the gage shows the condition of the charging system. Readings between the low and high warning zones indicate the normal operating range.

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    Brake System Warning Light When the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will come on when you set your parking brake. The light will stay on if your parking brake doesn’t release fully. If it stays on after your parking brake is fully released, it means you have a brake problem.

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    Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light With the anti system, this light will come on when you start your engine and may stay on for several seconds. That’s normal. If the light stays on, or comes on when you’re driving, your vehicle needs service. If the regular brake system warning light isn’t on, you still have brakes, but you don’t have anti lock brakes.

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    Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light) United States Your vehicle is equipped with a computer which monitors operation of the fuel, ignition and emission control systems. This system is called OBD II (On Board Diagnostics Second Generation) and is intended to assure that emissions are at acceptable levels for the life of the vehicle, helping to produce a cleaner environment.

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    This light should come on, as a check to show you it is working, when the ignition is on and the engine is not running. If the light doesn’t come on, have it repaired. This light will also come on during a malfunction in one of two ways: Light Flashing A misfire condition has been...

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    Have you recently changed brands of fuel? If so, be sure to fuel your vehicle with quality fuel (see “Fuel” in the Index). Poor fuel quality will cause your engine not to run as efficiently as designed. You may notice this as stalling after start up, stalling when you put the vehicle into gear, misfiring, hesitation on acceleration or stumbling on acceleration.

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    NOTICE: Damage to your engine from neglected oil problems can be costly and is not covered by your warranty. Oil pressure may vary with engine speed, outside temperature and oil viscosity, but readings above the low pressure zone indicate the normal operating range. A reading in the low pressure zone may be caused by a dangerously low oil level or other problems causing low oil pressure.

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    Tow/Haul Mode Light (If Equipped) This light should come on when the tow/haul mode has been selected. For more information, see “Tow/Haul Mode” in the Index. Check Gages Light The CHECK GAGES light will come on briefly when you are starting the engine. If the light comes on and stays on while you are driving, check your coolant temperature and engine oil pressure gages to see if they are in the warning zones.

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    Here are four things that some owners ask about. None of these show a problem with your fuel gage: At the gas station, the gas pump shuts off before the gage reads F (Full). It takes a little more or less fuel to fill up than the gage indicated.

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    Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems In this section, you’ll find out how to operate the comfort control and audio systems offered with your vehicle. Be sure to read about the particular systems supplied with your vehicle. Comfort Controls Standard Climate Control System Electronic Climate Control System (If Equipped)

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    Comfort Controls With this system, you can control the heating, cooling and ventilation in your vehicle. Standard Climate Control System Fan Control The knob on the left side of the heating system control panel controls the fan speed. To increase airflow, move the knob clockwise.

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    LEVEL A/C: This setting cools the air entering your vehicle and directs it through the heater floor outlets as well as the instrument panel outlets. VENT: This setting directs most of the air through the instrument panel outlets and a small amount through the floor outlets.

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    Temperature Knob The middle knob on the control panel lets you select the desired air temperature in your vehicle. This knob will allow you to adjust the interior air temperature independently of the function knob setting. Move the knob clockwise toward 82 for warmer air. Move the knob counterclockwise toward 66 for cooler air.

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    With the automatic setting, the air conditioning compressor automatically cycles when needed to cool the air. In cold weather, when the system senses the need for heat, the airflow will be directed out the floor outlets. As the interior temperature approaches a desired setting, the blower speed will decrease.

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    BLEND: Airflow is divided equally between the heater floor outlet and the windshield defroster outlets. The air conditioning compressor may run to dehumidify the air to prevent window fogging. DEFROST: This setting directs most air through the windshield defroster outlets and some through the heater outlets.

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    Air Conditioning On hot days, open the windows long enough to let hot inside air escape. This reduces the time it takes for your vehicle to cool down. Then keep your windows closed for the air conditioner to work its best. For quick cool down on very hot days, use MAX A/C with the temperature knob turned to the left.

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    Rear Window Defogger (If Equipped) If your vehicle has this option, the rear window will have lines that warm the glass. For 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 switch marked REAR with the defog symbol on the lower right corner of your climate control system.

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    You will find air outlets in the center and on the sides of your instrument panel. You can direct the airflow side side by rotating the thumbwheel located in the center of the vent. The vent can be tilted up and down also. To control the amount of airflow through the outlets, rotate the thumbwheel below the vent.

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    Setting the Clock for Systems with SET Button Press SET. Within five seconds, press and hold the SEEK right arrow until the correct minute appears on the display. Press and hold the SEEK left arrow until the correct hour appears on the display. Setting the Clock for Systems with HR and MN Buttons Press and hold HR until the correct hour appears on the...

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    Finding a Station FM: Press the lower knob to switch between AM and FM. The display shows your selection. 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.

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    Setting the Tone BASS: Slide this lever up or down to increase or decrease bass. TREB: Slide this lever up or down to increase or decrease treble. If a station is weak or noisy, you may want to decrease the treble. Adjusting the Speakers BAL: Turn the control behind the upper knob to move the sound to the left or right speakers.

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    Finding a Station FM: Press the lower knob to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. 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.

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    Adjusting the Speakers BAL: Turn the control behind the upper knob to move the sound to the left or right speakers. The middle position balances the sound between the speakers. FADE: Turn the control behind the lower knob to move the sound to the front or rear speakers.

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    AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped) Playing the Radio VOL: Press this knob to turn the system on and off. To increase volume, turn the knob clockwise. Turn it counterclockwise to decrease volume. The knob is capable of being rotated continuously.

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    SCAN: Press and hold SEEK for two seconds until SCAN appears on the display. 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 the button again. The sound will mute while scanning.

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    TREB: Press lightly on this knob to release it from its stored position. Turn the knob clockwise to increase treble and counterclockwise to decrease treble. When the TREB control is rotated, the AUTO TONE display will go blank. If a station is weak or noisy, you may want to decrease the treble.

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    Once the tape is playing, use the VOL, AUTO TONE, BAL, FADE, BASS and TREB controls just as you do for the radio. The tape symbol and a direction arrow will be on the display whenever a tape is being played. Anytime a tape is inserted, the top side is selected for play first.

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    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.

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    AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player (Bose ) (If Equipped) Included with the AM FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player are six Bose high performance speakers and a six channel Bose amplifier. Please see your dealer for details. Playing the Radio VOL: Press this knob to turn the system on and off.

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    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. The sound will mute while seeking. SCAN: Press and hold SEEK for two seconds until SCAN appears on the display.

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    Adjusting the Speakers BAL: Press lightly on this knob to release it from its stored position. Turn the control clockwise to adjust sound to the right speakers and counterclockwise to adjust sound to the left speakers. The middle position balances the sound between the speakers. FADE: Press lightly on this knob to release it from its stored position.

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    REV (4): Press this button to rapidly reverse the tape to the beginning of the cassette or until you press REV again. The radio will play the last selected station while reversing the tape. The tape direction arrow will blink during the reverse operation.

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    CD Adapter Kits It is possible to use a CD adapter kit with your cassette tape player after activating the bypass feature on your tape player. To activate the bypass feature, use the following steps: 1. Turn the ignition to RUN or ACCESSORY. 2.

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    SCV: Your system has a feature called Speed Compensated Volume (SCV). With SCV, your audio system adjusts automatically to make up for road and wind noise as you drive. Set the volume at the desired level. Turn the control ring behind the upper knob clockwise to adjust the SCV.

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    P.SCAN: The preset scan button lets you scan through your favorite stations stored on your pushbuttons. Select either the AM, FM1 or FM2 mode and then press P.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.

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    Playing a Compact Disc PWR: Press this knob to turn the system on. (Please note that you can also turn the system on when you insert a 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.

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    FM: While in the CD mode, press this button to stop playing the CD and play the radio. The CD symbol will still display but the word CD will be replaced with either AM, FM1 or FM2. (If the radio is turned off, the disc stays in the player and will resume playing at the point where it stopped.) CD AUX: To switch between the player and the radio...

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    RECALL: Display the time with the ignition off by pressing this button. When the radio is playing, press this button to recall the station frequency. 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.

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    P.SCAN: The preset scan button lets you scan through your favorite stations stored on your pushbuttons. Select either the AM, FM1 or FM2 mode and then press P.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.

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    If the disc comes back out and ERR appears on the display, it could be that: You are driving on a very rough road. (The disc should play when the road gets smoother.) The disc is upside down. It is dirty, scratched or wet. It is very humid.

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    CD AUX: Press this button if you have a disc loaded in the CD player and the radio is turned on, to play a compact disc. Press AM FM to return to the radio when a compact disc is playing. Press CD AUX to switch between the compact disc player and console if both are loaded.

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    The player automatically senses if the cassette tape is metal or CrO and adjusts for best playback sound. For metal tapes, the double D symbol will appear on the display. Anytime a cassette tape is inserted, the top side is selected for play first.

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    Console-Mounted CD Changer (If Equipped) With the compact disc changer, you can play up to six discs continuously. Normal size discs may be played using the slots supplied in the magazine. 3-34 You must first load the magazine with discs before you can play a compact disc.

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    Close the door by sliding it all the way forward. When the CD magazine is loaded, the changer will begin checking for discs in the magazine. This will continue for up to one and a half minutes, depending on the number of discs loaded.

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    P.SCAN: Press this button to hear the tracks in random, rather than sequential, order. RANDOM will appear on the display. Press P.SCAN again to turn off random play. TAPE AUX: Press this button if you have a disc loaded in the changer and the radio is turned on, to play a compact disc.

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    Compact Disc Changer Errors If ERR appears on the display, it could be that: You are driving on a very rough road. (The disc should play when the road gets smoother.) A disc is upside down. It is dirty, scratched or wet. It is very humid.

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    Activating the Theft Deterrent Feature The instructions which follow explain how to enter your secret code to activate the THEFTLOCK system. It is recommended that you read through all nine steps before starting the procedure. NOTE: If you allow more than 15 seconds to elapse between any steps, the radio automatically reverts to time and you must start the procedure over at Step 4.

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    If you enter the wrong code eight times, INOP will appear on the display. You will have to wait an hour with the ignition on before you can try again. When you try again, you will only have three chances to enter the correct code before INOP appears.

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    Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped) If your vehicle has this feature, you can control certain radio functions using the buttons on your steering wheel. PROG: Press this button to play a station you have programmed on the radio preset buttons on the selected band.

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    Understanding Radio Reception The range for most AM stations is greater than for FM, especially at night. The longer range, however, can cause stations to interfere with each other. AM can pick up noise from things like storms and power lines. Try reducing the treble to reduce this noise if you ever get it.

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    Care of Your Cassette Tape Player A tape player that is not cleaned regularly can cause reduced sound quality, ruined cassettes or a damaged mechanism. Cassette tapes should be stored in their cases away from contaminants, direct sunlight and extreme heat. If they aren’t, they may not operate properly or may cause failure of the tape player.

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    3. Press and hold the TAPE AUX button for five seconds. The tape symbol on the display will flash for two seconds. 4. Insert the scrubbing action cleaning cassette. 5. Eject the cleaning cassette after the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning time. When the cleaning cassette has been ejected, the cut tape detection feature is active again.

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    Section 4 Your Driving and the Road Here you’ll find information about driving on different kinds of roads and in varying weather conditions. We’ve also included many other useful tips on driving. Defensive Driving Drunken Driving Control of a Vehicle Braking Steering Road Recovery...

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    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.”...

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    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...

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    It’s the amount of alcohol that counts. For example, if the same person drank three double martinis (3 ounces or 90 ml of liquor each) within an hour, the person’s BAC would be close to 0.12 percent. A person who consumes food just before or during drinking will have a somewhat lower BAC level.

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    The body takes about an hour to rid itself of the alcohol in one drink. No amount of coffee or number of cold showers will speed that up. “I’ll be careful” isn’t the right answer. What if there’s an emergency, a need to take sudden action, as when a child darts into the street? A person with even a moderate BAC might not be able to react quickly enough to avoid the collision.

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    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.

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    Avoid needless heavy braking. Some people drive in spurts heavy acceleration followed by heavy braking rather than keeping pace with traffic. This is a mistake. Your brakes may not have time to cool between hard stops. Your brakes will wear out much faster if you do a lot of heavy braking.

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    You slam on the brakes. Here’s what happens with ABS. A computer senses that wheels are slowing down. If one of the wheels is about to stop rolling, the computer will separately work the brakes at each front wheel and at both rear wheels.

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    Steering Power Steering If you lose power steering assist because the engine stops or the system is not functioning, you can steer but it will take much more effort. Steering Tips Driving on Curves It’s important to take curves at a reasonable speed. A lot of the “driver lost control”...

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    Steering in Emergencies There are times when steering can be more effective than braking. For example, you come over a hill and find a truck stopped in your lane, or a car suddenly pulls out from nowhere, or a child darts out from between parked cars and stops right in front of you.

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    Road Recovery You may find that your right wheels have dropped off the edge of a road onto the shoulder while you’re driving. If the level of the shoulder is only slightly below the pavement, recovery should be fairly easy. Ease off the accelerator and then, if there is nothing in the way, steer so that your vehicle straddles the edge of the pavement.

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    Do not get too close to the vehicle you want to pass while you’re awaiting an opportunity. For one thing, following too closely reduces your area of vision, especially if you’re following a larger vehicle. Also, you won’t have adequate space if the vehicle ahead suddenly slows or stops.

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    Loss of Control Let’s review what driving experts say about what happens when the three control systems (brakes, steering and acceleration) don’t have enough friction where the tires meet the road to do what the driver has asked. In any emergency, don’t give up. Keep trying to steer and constantly seek an escape route or area of less danger.

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    Driving Guidelines This multipurpose passenger vehicle is defined as a utility vehicle in Consumer Information Regulations issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the United States Department of Transportation. Utility vehicles have higher ground clearance and a narrower track to make them capable of performing in a wide variety of off applications.

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    Before You Go Off-Roading There are some things to do before you go out. For example, be sure to have all necessary maintenance and service work done. Check to make sure all underbody shields (if so equipped) are properly attached. Be sure you read all the information about your four wheel...

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    Environmental Concerns road driving can provide wholesome and satisfying recreation. However, it also raises environmental concerns. GM recognizes these concerns and urges every off roader to follow these basic rules for protecting the environment: Always use established trails, roads and areas that have been specially set aside for public off recreational driving;...

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    Controlling your vehicle is the key to successful road driving. One of the best ways to control your vehicle is to control your speed. Here are some things to keep in mind. At higher speeds: you approach things faster and you have less time to scan the terrain for obstacles.

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    When you drive over obstacles or rough terrain, keep a firm grip on the steering wheel. Ruts, troughs or other surface features can jerk the wheel out of your hands if you’re not prepared. When you drive over bumps, rocks, or other obstacles, your wheels can leave the ground.

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    Approaching a Hill When you approach a hill, you need to decide if it’s one of those hills that’s just too steep to climb, descend or cross. Steepness can be hard to judge. On a very small hill, for example, there may be a smooth, constant incline with only a small change in elevation where you can easily see all the way to the top.

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    CAUTION: Turning or driving across steep hills can be dangerous. You could lose traction, slide sideways, and possibly roll over. You could be seriously injured or killed. When driving up hills, always try to go straight up. Ease up on your speed as you approach the top of the hill.

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    If your engine has stopped running, you’ll need to restart it. With the brake pedal pressed and the parking brake still applied, shift the transmission to PARK (P) (or, shift to NEUTRAL (N) if your vehicle has a manual transmission) and restart the engine.

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    CAUTION: Shifting the transfer case to NEUTRAL can cause your vehicle to roll even if the transmission is in PARK (P) (or, if you have the manual transmission, even if you’re in gear). This is because the NEUTRAL position on the transfer case overrides the transmission.

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    CAUTION: Heavy braking when going down a hill can cause your brakes to overheat and fade. This could cause loss of control and a serious accident. Apply the brakes lightly when descending a hill and use a low gear to keep vehicle speed under control. Are there some things I should not do when driving down a hill? Yes! These are important because if you...

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    Driving Across an Incline Sooner or later, an off road trail will probably go across the incline of a hill. If this happens, you have to decide whether to try to drive across the incline. Here are some things to consider: A hill that can be driven straight up or down may be too steep to drive across.

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    Stalling on an Incline If your vehicle stalls when you’re crossing an incline, be sure you (and your passengers) get out on the uphill side, even if the door there is harder to open. If you get out on the downhill side and the vehicle starts to roll over, you’ll be right in its path.

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    Hard packed snow and ice offer the worst tire traction. On these surfaces, it’s very easy to lose control. On wet ice, for example, the traction is so poor that you will have difficulty accelerating. And if you do get moving, poor steering and difficult braking can cause you to slide out of control.

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    After Off-Road Driving Remove any brush or debris that has collected on the underbody, chassis or under the hood. These accumulations can be a fire hazard. After operation in mud or sand, have the brake linings cleaned and checked. These substances can cause glazing and uneven braking.

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    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.

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    yellowblue 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 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.

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    Driving too fast through large water puddles or even going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try to avoid puddles. But if you can’t, try to slow down before you hit them. 4-30 CAUTION: Wet brakes can cause accidents.

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    Driving Through Deep Standing Water NOTICE: If you drive too quickly through deep puddles or standing water, water can come in through your engine’s air intake and badly damage your engine. Never drive through water that is slightly lower than the underbody of your vehicle. If you can’t avoid deep puddles or standing water, drive through them very slowly.

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    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.

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    The most important advice on freeway driving is: Keep up with traffic and keep to the right. Drive at the same speed most of the other drivers are driving. 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.

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    Here are some things you can check before a trip: Windshield Washer Fluid: Is the reservoir full? Are all windows clean inside and outside? Wiper Blades: Are they in good shape? Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: Have you checked all levels? Lamps: Are they all working? Are the lenses clean? Tires: They are vitally important to a safe, trouble...

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    Hill and Mountain Roads Driving on steep hills or mountains is different from driving in flat or rolling terrain. If you drive regularly in steep country, or if you’re planning to visit there, here are some tips that can make your trips safer and more enjoyable.

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    CAUTION: If you don’t shift down, your brakes could get so hot that they wouldn’t work well. You would then have poor braking or even none going down a hill. You could crash. Shift down to let your engine assist your brakes on a steep downhill slope. CAUTION: Coasting downhill in NEUTRAL (N) or with the ignition off is dangerous.

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    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. Include an ice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer clothing, a small shovel, a flashlight, a red cloth and reflective warning triangles.

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    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 F;...

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    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.

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    CAUTION: 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.

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    Two-Wheel Drive Vehicles and Vehicles with the Electronic Shift Transfer Case wheel drive vehicles and vehicles with the Electronic Shift Transfer Case should not be towed with all four wheels on the ground. These transmissions have no provisions for internal lubrication while being towed. To properly tow these vehicles, they should be placed on a platform trailer with all four wheels off the ground.

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    CAUTION: Shifting the transfer case into NEUTRAL can cause your vehicle to roll even if the transmission is in PARK (P), for an automatic transmission, or if your vehicle is in gear, for a manual transmission. You or others could be injured. Make sure the parking brake is firmly set before you shift the transfer case into NEUTRAL.

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    The Certification/Tire label also tells you the maximum weights for the front and rear axles, called Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). To find out the actual loads on your front and rear axles, you need to go to a weigh station and weigh your vehicle.

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    CAUTION: Things you put inside your vehicle can strike and injure people in a sudden stop or turn, or in a crash. Put things in the cargo area of your vehicle. Try to spread the weight evenly. Never stack heavier things, like suitcases, inside the vehicle so that some of them are above the tops of the seats.

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    Towing a Trailer CAUTION: If you don’t use the correct equipment and drive properly, you can lose control when you pull a trailer. For example, if the trailer is too heavy, the brakes may not work well or even at all. You and your passengers could be seriously injured.

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    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.

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    Tow/Haul Mode (V6 Engine, Automatic Transmission Equipped Models) (If Equipped) The Tow/Haul Mode is a feature that assists when pulling a heavy trailer. The purpose of the Tow/Haul Mode is: Reduce the frequency of shifts when pulling a heavy trailer. Provide the same shift feel when pulling a heavy trailer as when the vehicle is unloaded.

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    Weight of the Trailer How heavy can a trailer safely be? It depends on how you plan to use your rig. For example, speed, altitude, road grades, outside temperature and how much your vehicle is used to pull a trailer are all important. And, it can also depend on any special equipment that you have on your vehicle.

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    Weight of the Trailer Tongue The tongue load (A) of any trailer is an important weight to measure because it affects the total or gross weight of your vehicle. The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) includes the curb weight of the vehicle, any cargo you may carry in it, and the people who will be riding in the vehicle.

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    Hitches It’s important to have the correct hitch equipment. Crosswinds, large trucks going by and rough roads are a few reasons why you’ll need the right hitch. Here are some rules to follow: If you’ll be pulling a trailer that, when loaded, will weigh more than 3,500 lbs.

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    Your trailer’s brake system can tap into the vehicle’s hydraulic brake system only if: The trailer parts can withstand 3,000 psi (20 650 kPa) of pressure. The trailer’s brake system will use less than 0.02 cubic inch (0.3 cc) of fluid from your vehicle’s master cylinder.

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    Towing a trailer requires a certain amount of experience. Before setting out for the open road, you’ll want to get to know your rig. Acquaint yourself with the feel of handling and braking with the added weight of the trailer. And always keep in mind that the vehicle you are driving is now a good deal longer and not nearly as responsive as your vehicle is by itself.

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    When you’re turning with a trailer, make wider turns than normal. Do this so your trailer won’t strike soft shoulders, curbs, road signs, trees or other objects. Avoid jerky or sudden maneuvers. Signal well in advance. Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer When you tow a trailer, your vehicle has to have extra wiring and a heavy duty turn signal flasher (included in...

  • Page 250

    Parking on Hills CAUTION: 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.

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    When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill 1. Apply your regular brakes and hold the pedal down while you: Start your engine; Shift into a gear; and Release the parking brake. 2. Let up on the brake pedal. 3.

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    Trailer Wiring Harness The light duty trailer wiring is a six assembly. The optional heavy duty trailer wiring is an eight wire harness assembly. The harnesses are stored under the vehicle, along the passenger crossmember on two door vehicles or on the driver’s side corner frame rear crossmember on four vehicles.

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    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 Towing Your Vehicle Engine Overheating Engine Fan Noise If a Tire Goes Flat Changing a Flat Tire If You’re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow yellowblue...

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    Hazard Warning Flashers Your hazard warning flashers let you warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off. Press the button on top of the steering column all the way down to make your front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off.

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    Jump Starting If your battery has run down, you may want to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your vehicle. But please use the following steps to do it safely. CAUTION: Batteries can hurt you. They can be dangerous because: They contain acid that can burn you.

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    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.

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    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 (+) will go to positive (+) and negative ( ) will go to a metal engine part.

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    9. Attach the cable at least 18 inches (45 cm) away from the dead battery, but not near engine parts that move. The electrical connection is just as good there, but the chance of sparks getting back to the battery is much less.

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    Towing Your Vehicle CAUTION: To help avoid serious personal injury to you or others: Never let passengers ride in a vehicle that is being towed. Never tow faster than safe or posted speeds. Never tow with damaged parts not fully secured. Never get under your vehicle after it has been lifted by the tow truck.

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    When using wheel lift equipment to tow vehicles equipped with the electronic shift transfer case, a towing dolly must be placed under the rear wheels when towing from the front and under the front wheels when towing from the rear. When using wheel lift equipment to tow vehicles equipped with the active transfer case, the transfer case must be in NEUTRAL and the following tow limits must be used:...

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    Engine Overheating You will find a coolant temperature gage on your vehicle’s instrument panel. See “Gages” in the Index. If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine CAUTION: 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.

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    If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine If you get an engine 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.

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    When you decide it’s safe to lift the hood, here’s what you’ll see: A. Coolant Recovery Tank B. Radiator Pressure Cap C. Engine Fan If the coolant inside the coolant recovery tank is boiling, don’t do anything else until it cools down. The coolant level should be at least up to the ADD mark.

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    CAUTION: 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.

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    How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank If you haven’t found a problem yet, but the coolant level isn’t at the ADD mark, add a 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and DEX COOL coolant recovery tank. (See “Engine Coolant” in the Index for more information.) CAUTION: Adding only plain water to your cooling system...

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    5-14 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. Don’t spill coolant on a hot engine. When the coolant in the coolant recovery tank is at the ADD mark, start your vehicle.

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    yellowblue CAUTION: 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 they can come out at high speed. Never turn the cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap, is hot.

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    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.

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    3. Fill the radiator with the proper DEX coolant mixture, up to the base of the filler neck. (See “Engine Coolant” in the Index for more information about the proper coolant mixture.) COOL 4. Then fill the coolant recovery tank to ADD mark. 5.

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    6. Start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling 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 through the filler neck until the level reaches the...

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    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 engaged. This improves fuel economy and reduces fan noise.

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    Changing a 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. CAUTION: Changing a tire can cause an injury. The vehicle can slip off the jack and roll over you or other people.

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    Removing the Spare Tire and Tools The jacking equipment you’ll need is stored along the driver’s side inner rear quarter panel. In some cases, you may have to remove the spare tire in order to reach the jack. Your vehicle is also equipped with work gloves and a plastic ground mat to assist in the changing of a flat tire.

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    When the tire has been completely lowered, tilt the retainer at the end of the cable and pull it through the wheel opening. Pull the tire out from under the vehicle. NOTICE: To help avoid vehicle damage, do not drive the vehicle before the cable is properly stored.

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    The tools you’ll be using include the jack (A) and wheel wrench (B). Your vehicle may also have an optional hub cap removal tool. Position the chisel end of your wheel wrench, or hub cap removal tool (if equipped), in the notch of the hub cap and pry off the hub cap.

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    If you have individual wheel nut caps that cover each nut, they must be removed in order to get to the wheel nuts. Use the socket end of the wheel wrench to remove the wheel nut caps. Your wheel nut caps may attach your hub cap to the wheel.

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    A. Front Frame Hole B. Rear Frame Hole (2 Door) or Spring Hanger Hole (4 Door) CAUTION: Getting under a vehicle when it is jacked up is dangerous. If the vehicle slips off the jack, you could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack.

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    4. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack handle clockwise. Raise the vehicle far enough off the ground so there is enough room for the spare tire to fit. 5. Remove all the wheel nuts and take off the flat tire. 5-26 6.

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    CAUTION: Never use oil or grease on studs or nuts. If you do, the nuts might come loose. Your wheel could fall off, causing a serious accident. 7. Place the spare on the wheel mounting surface. 8. Put the nuts on by hand. Make sure the cone toward the wheel.

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    10. Use the wrench to tighten the wheel nuts firmly in a crisscross sequence as shown. CAUTION: Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly tightened wheel nuts can cause the wheel to become loose and even come off. This could lead to an accident. Be sure to use the correct wheel nuts.

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    Follow this diagram to store the underbody mounted spare. A. Retainer B. Valve Stem (Pointed Down) C. Spare or Flat Tire D. Spring E. Wheel Wrench F. Lower G. Raise H. Hoist Arm 1. Put the tire on the ground at the rear of the vehicle, with the valve stem pointed down and to the rear.

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    Follow this diagram for the inside mounted spare. A. Spare or Flat Tire B. Retainer C. Nut D. Wheel Carrier E. Hook 5-30 Follow this diagram for the rear mounted spare. A. Wheel Carrier B. Spare or Flat Tire C. Wheel Nut and Locking Nut Cylinder yellowblue...

  • Page 283

    Reinstall the locking wheel nut using the wheel wrench. Then push the lock case onto the lug nut until it stops. The key does not have to be inserted into the lock. Push the lock case to be sure it is secured. The special lug nut and lock case is not intended to be used on any road wheel, only on the spare wheel carrier.

  • Page 284

    If You’re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow In order to free your vehicle when it is stuck, you will need to spin the wheels, but you don’t want to spin your wheels too fast. The method known as “rocking” can help you get out when you’re stuck, but you must use caution.

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    Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out First, turn your steering wheel left and right. That will clear the area around your front wheels. If you have a four drive vehicle, shift into 4HI. Then shift back and forth between REVERSE (R) and a forward gear (or with a manual transmission, between FIRST (1) or SECOND (2) and REVERSE (R)), spinning the wheels as little as possible.

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    yellowblue CAUTION: The recovery hooks, when used, are under a lot of force. Always pull the vehicle straight out. Never pull on the hooks at a sideways angle. The hooks could break off and you or others could be injured from the chain or cable snapping back. NOTICE: Never use the recovery hooks to tow the vehicle.

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    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.

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    Service Your dealer knows your vehicle best and wants you to be happy with it. We hope you’ll go to your dealer for all your service needs. You’ll get genuine GM parts and 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...

  • Page 289

    CAUTION: You can be injured and your vehicle could be damaged if you try to do service work on a vehicle without knowing enough about it. Be sure you have sufficient knowledge, experience, the proper replacement parts and tools before you attempt any vehicle maintenance task.

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    If your vehicle is certified to meet California Emission Standards (indicated on the underhood emission control label), it is designed to operate on fuels that meet California specifications. If such fuels are not available in states adopting California emissions standards, your vehicle will operate satisfactorily on fuels meeting federal specifications, but emission control system performance may be affected.

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    Fuels in Foreign Countries If you plan on driving in another country outside the United States or Canada, the proper fuel may be hard to find. Never use leaded gasoline or any other fuel not recommended in the previous text on fuel. Costly repairs caused by use of improper fuel wouldn’t be covered by your warranty.

  • Page 292

    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. Keep sparks, flames and smoking materials away from gasoline. While refueling, hang the cap by the tether from the hook on the filler door.

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    When you put the cap back on, turn it to the right (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.

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    Checking Things Under the Hood CAUTION: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like gasoline, oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield washer and other fluids, and plastic or rubber. You or others could be burned.

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    When you lift the hood, you’ll see these items: A. Battery B. Coolant Recovery Tank C. Engine Oil Dipstick D. Engine Oil Fill E. Automatic Transmission Dipstick F. Power Steering Reservoir G. Brake Master Cylinder H. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter I. Fuse Block J.

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    Before closing the hood, be sure all the filler caps are on properly. Then lift the hood to relieve pressure on the hood prop. Remove the hood prop from the slot in the hood and return the prop to its retainer. Then just pull the hood down firmly to close.

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    Checking Engine Oil Pull out the dipstick and clean it with a paper towel or cloth, then push it back in all the way. Remove it again, keeping the tip down, and check the level. When to Add Engine Oil If the oil is at or below the ADD line, then you’ll need to add at least one quart of oil.

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    What Kind of Engine Oil to Use Oils recommended for your vehicle can be identified by looking for the “Starburst” symbol. This symbol indicates that the oil has been certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API). Do not use any oil which does not carry this Starburst symbol.

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    As shown in the chart, SAE 5W 30 is best for your vehicle. However, you can use SAE 10W to be 0 C) or above. These numbers on an oil container show its viscosity, or thickness. Do not use other viscosity oils, such as SAE 20W NOTICE: Use only engine oil with the American Petroleum Institute Certified For Gasoline Engines...

  • Page 300

    Remote Oil Filter (Four Wheel Drive) The access door for the remote oil filter is in the steering linkage shield assembly located under the radiator support. Twist the screw to unlock or lock the door. If you open the door, make sure it is securely closed when you are finished.

  • Page 301

    Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 1. To remove the air cleaner, remove the wing nuts that hold the cover on. 2. Remove the cover and lift out the air filter. 3. Insert a new air filter, then replace the air cleaner cover. 4.

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    Automatic Transmission Fluid When to Check and Change A good time to check your automatic transmission fluid level is when the engine oil is changed. 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...

  • Page 303

    Get the vehicle warmed up by driving about 15 miles (24 km) when outside temperatures are above 50 C). If it’s colder than 50 F (10 vehicle in THIRD (3) until the engine temperature gage moves and then remains steady for 10 minutes. Then follow the hot check procedures.

  • Page 304

    3. Check both sides of the dipstick, and read the lower level. The fluid level must be in the COLD area for a cold check or in the HOT area or cross for a hot check. 4. If the fluid level is in the acceptable range, push the dipstick back in all the way;...

  • Page 305

    Manual Transmission Fluid When to Check A good time to have it checked is when the engine oil is changed. However, the fluid in your manual transmission doesn’t require changing. How to Check Because this operation can be a little difficult, you may choose to have this done at your GM dealership Service Department.

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    How to Add Fluid Here’s how to add fluid. Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of fluid to use. See “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in the Index. 1. Remove the filler plug. 2. Add fluid at the filler plug hole. Add only enough fluid to bring the fluid level up to the bottom of the filler plug hole.

  • Page 307

    How to Check The proper fluid should be added if the level does not reach the bottom of the diaphragm when it’s in place in the reservoir. See the instructions on the reservoir cap. 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.

  • Page 308

    Four Wheel Drive Most lubricant checks in this section also apply to four wheel drive vehicles. However, they have two additional systems that need lubrication. Transfer Case When to Check Lubricant Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine how often to check the lubricant. See “Periodic Maintenance Inspections”...

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    Front 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 may need to add some lubricant.

  • Page 310

    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.

  • Page 311

    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.

  • Page 312

    NOTICE: If you use an improper coolant mixture, your engine could overheat and be badly damaged. The repair cost wouldn’t be covered by your warranty. Too much water in the mixture can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts.

  • Page 313

    CAUTION: Turning 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. Never turn the radiator pressure cap little when the engine and radiator are hot.

  • Page 314

    How to Check Power Steering Fluid When the engine compartment is cool, wipe the cap and the top of the reservoir clean, then unscrew the cap and wipe the dipstick with a clean rag. Replace the cap and completely tighten it. Then remove the cap again and look at the fluid level on the dipstick.

  • Page 315

    NOTICE: When using concentrated washer fluid, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for adding water. Don’t mix water with ready fluid. Water can cause the solution to freeze and damage your washer fluid tank and other parts of the washer system. Also, water doesn’t clean as well as washer fluid.

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    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. When new linings are put in, the fluid level goes back up.

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    What to Add When you do need brake fluid, use only DOT fluid. Refer to “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in the Index. Use new brake fluid from a sealed container only. Always clean the brake fluid reservoir cap and the area around the cap before removing it.

  • Page 318

    Brake Wear Your vehicle has four wheel disc brakes. Disc brake pads have built in wear indicators that make a high pitched warning sound when the brake pads are worn and new pads are needed. The sound may come and go or be heard all the time your vehicle is moving (except when you are pushing on the brake pedal firmly).

  • Page 319

    Replacing Brake System Parts The braking system on a vehicle is complex. Its many parts have to be of top quality and work well together if the vehicle is to have really good braking. Your vehicle was designed and tested with top GM brake parts.

  • Page 320

    Bulb Replacement Before you replace any bulbs, be sure that all the lamps are off and the engine isn’t running. See “Replacement Bulbs” in the Index. For any bulb changing procedure not listed in this section, contact your GM dealer’s service department. Halogen Bulbs CAUTION: Halogen bulbs have pressurized gas inside and...

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    5. Turn the bulb assembly counterclockwise to remove it. 6. Put the new bulb assembly into the headlamp assembly and turn it clockwise until it is tight. 7. Plug in the electrical connector. 8. Put the headlamp assembly back into the vehicle. Install the two retaining clips.

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    5. Turn the bulb assembly counterclockwise to remove it. 6. Put the new bulb assembly into the headlamp assembly and turn it clockwise until it is tight. 7. Plug in the electrical connector. 8. Put the headlamp assembly back into the vehicle. Install the two retaining clips.

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    Two-Piece Front Turn Signal Lamp Assembly 1. Remove the headlamp assembly as shown under “Two Piece Composite Headlamp System” earlier in this section. 2. Locate the locking tabs on the assembly. Squeeze the tabs together and push that end of the assembly out while holding the tabs.

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    8. To replace the assembly, snap the outboard end of the lamp assembly back into the vehicle. Then swing the assembly in and snap it into place. 9. Replace the headlamp assembly. Install the two retaining clips. Taillamps 1. Open the endgate/liftgate. 2.

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    Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Windshield wiper blades should be inspected at least twice a year for wear or cracking. See “Wiper Blade Check” in Section 7 of this manual under Part B “Owner Checks and Services” for more information. See “Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts” in the Index for the proper type of replacement blade.

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    2. Press down on the blade assembly pivot locking tab. Pull down on the blade assembly to release it from the wiper arm hook. 3. Remove the insert from the blade assembly. The insert has two notches at one end that are locked by the bottom claws of the blade assembly.

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    6. Put the blade assembly pivot in the wiper arm hook. Pull up until the pivot locking tab locks in the hook slot. 7. Carefully lower the wiper arm and blade assembly onto the windshield. Backglass Wiper Blade Replacement See “Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement” in this section for instructions on how to change the backglass wiper blade.

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    Inflation -- Tire Pressure The Certification/Tire label, which is on the driver’s door edge, above the door latch, 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). NOTICE: Don’t let anyone tell you that underinflation or overinflation is all right.

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    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.

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    CAUTION: Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make wheel nuts become loose after a time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle.

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    Buying New Tires To find out what kind and size of tires you need, look at the Certification/Tire label. The tires installed on your vehicle when it was new had a Tire Performance Criteria Specification (TPC Spec) number on each tire’s sidewall. When you get new tires, get ones with that same TPC Spec number.

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    Uniform Tire Quality Grading The following information relates to the system developed by the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which grades tires by treadwear, traction and temperature performance. (This applies only to vehicles sold in the United States.) The grades are molded on the sidewalls of most passenger car tires.

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    Temperature A, B, C The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure.

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    CAUTION: Using the wrong replacement wheels, wheel bolts or wheel nuts on your vehicle can be dangerous. It could affect the braking and handling of your vehicle, make your tires lose air and make you lose control. You could have a collision in which you or others could be injured.

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    NOTICE: (Continued) Use another type of traction device only if its manufacturer recommends it for use on your vehicle and tire size combination and road conditions. Follow that manufacturer’s instructions. To help avoid damage to your vehicle, drive slowly, readjust or remove the device if it’s contacting your vehicle, and don’t spin your wheels.

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    Don’t use any of these unless this manual says you can. In many uses, these will damage your vehicle: Alcohol Laundry Soap Bleach Reducing Agents Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle Use a vacuum cleaner often to get rid of dust and loose dirt.

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    Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Stains caused by such things as catsup, coffee (black), egg, fruit, fruit juice, milk, soft drinks, vomit, urine and blood can be removed as follows: 1. Carefully scrape off excess stain, then sponge the soiled area with cool water. 2.

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    Cleaning Leather Use a soft cloth with lukewarm water and a mild soap or saddle soap and wipe dry with a soft cloth. Then, let the leather dry naturally. Do not use heat to dry. For stubborn stains, use a leather cleaner. See your dealer for this product.

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    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...

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    Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses Use lukewarm or cold water, a soft cloth and a car washing soap to clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under “Washing Your Vehicle.” Finish Care Occasional waxing or mild polishing of your vehicle by hand may be necessary to remove residue from the paint finish.

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    Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped) Keep your wheels clean using a soft clean cloth with mild soap and water. Rinse with clean water. After rinsing thoroughly, dry with a soft clean towel. A wax may then be applied. The surface of these wheels is similar to the painted surface of your vehicle.

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    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 materials available from your dealer or other service outlets.

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    GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials PART NUMBER SIZE 994954 23 in. x 25 in. 1050172 16 oz. (0.473 L) 1050173 16 oz. (0.473 L) 1050174 16 oz. (0.473 L) 1050214 32 oz. (0.946 L) 1050427 23 oz. (0.680 L) 1052918** 8 oz. (0.237 L) 1052925 16 oz.

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    Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) 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. You can see it if you look through the windshield from outside your vehicle. The VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates of title and registration.

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    Electrical System Add-On Electrical Equipment NOTICE: Don’t add anything electrical to your vehicle unless you check with your dealer first. Some electrical equipment can damage your vehicle and the damage wouldn’t be covered by your warranty. Some add on electrical equipment can keep other components from working as they should.

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    If you ever have a problem on the road and don’t have a spare fuse, you can borrow one that has the same amperage. Just pick some feature of your vehicle that you can get along without like the radio or cigarette lighter and use its fuse, if it is the correct amperage.

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    Fuse/Circuit Usage Breaker Cruise Control Module and Switch, Body Control Module, Heated Seats Gages, Body Control Module, Instrument Panel Cluster Parking Lamps, Power Window Switch, Body Control Module, Ashtray Lamp Steering Wheel Radio Controls Headlamps Switch, Body control Module, Headlamp Relay Courtesy Lamps, Battery Down Protection HVAC Control Head (Manual)

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    Engine Compartment Fuse Block The fuse block is under the hood at the driver’s side of the engine compartment. Remove the cover by turning the fastener counterclockwise. To reinstall the fuse panel cover, push in and turn the fastener clockwise. 6-62 Name Usage...

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    Name Usage RT TURN Right Turn Signal Front LT TURN Left Turn Signal Front HDLP W/W Not Used LT TRN Left Turn Signal Rear RT TRN Right Turn Signal Rear RR PRK Right Rear Parking Lamps TRL PRK Trailer Park Lamps LTHDLP Left Headlamp RTHDLP...

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    Name Usage IGN A Starting and Charging IGN 1 STUD #2 Accessory Feeds, Electric Brake PARKLP Parking Lamps LR PRK Left Rear Parking Lamps IGN C Starter Solenoid, Fuel Pump, PRNDL HTDSEAT Heated Seat HVAC HVAC System TRCHMSL Trailer Center High Mount Stop Light RRDFOG Rear Defogger...

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    Replacement Bulbs Lamps Halogen Headlamps, Composite Low Beam Halogen Headlamps, Composite High Beam Tail and Stop Lamps Front Sidemarker Lamps Front Turn Signal Lamps Turn Signal Lamps Capacities and Specifications Engine Description ... . Type .

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    Air Conditioning Refrigerants Not all air conditioning refrigerants are the same. If the air conditioning system in your vehicle needs refrigerant, be sure the proper refrigerant is used. If you’re not sure, ask your dealer. Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Replacement part numbers listed in this section are based on the latest information available at the time of printing, and are subject to change.

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    Vehicle Dimensions* Wheelbase Door ....100.5 inches (255.3 cm) Door ....107.0 inches (271.8 cm) Length 2WD 2...

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    Section 7 Maintenance Schedule This section covers the maintenance required for your vehicle. Your vehicle needs these services to retain its safety, dependability and emission control performance. Introduction Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance Part B: Owner Checks and Services Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants...

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    Have you purchased the GM Protection Plan? The Plan supplements your new vehicle warranties. See your Warranty and Owner Assistance booklet, or your dealer for details. Introduction Your Vehicle and the Environment Proper vehicle maintenance not only helps to keep your vehicle in good working condition, but also helps the environment.

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    How This Section is Organized This maintenance schedule is divided into five parts: “Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services” shows what to have done and how often. Some of these services can be complex, so unless you are technically qualified and have the necessary equipment, you should let your dealer’s service department or another qualified service center do these jobs.

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    Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Using Your Maintenance Schedule We at General Motors want to help you keep your vehicle in good working condition. But we don’t know exactly how you’ll drive it. You may drive very short distances only a few times a week. Or you may drive long distances all the time in very hot, dusty weather.

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    Scheduled Maintenance Short Trip/City Definition Follow the Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance 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.

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    Scheduled Maintenance Short Trip/City Intervals Every 100,000 Miles (166 000 km): Spark Plug Wire Inspection. Spark Plug Replacement. Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) Valve Inspection. Every 150,000 Miles (240 000 km): Cooling System Service (or every 60 months, whichever occurs first). These intervals only summarize maintenance services.

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    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance 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).

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    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance 3,000 Miles (5 000 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 rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking.

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    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking. (See footnote **.) 12,000 Miles (20 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service.

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    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance 15,000 Miles (25 000 km) (Continued) Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking. (See footnote **.) Change automatic transmission fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions: –...

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    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance 21,000 Miles (35 000 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 rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking.

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    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance 27,000 Miles (45 000 km) (Continued) Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking. (See footnote **.) 30,000 Miles (50 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).

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    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance – 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 50,000 miles (83 000 km). Rotate tires.

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    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance 36,000 Miles (60 000 km) (Continued) Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking.

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    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance 45,000 Miles (75 000 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 rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking.

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    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance 48,000 Miles (80 000 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 rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking.

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    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance 54,000 Miles (90 000 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 rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking.

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    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance 60,000 Miles (100 000 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 rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking.

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    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information.

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    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance 66,000 Miles (110 000 km) (Continued) Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) 69,000 Miles (115 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service.

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    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance 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 #.) Change automatic transmission fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions: –...

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    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance 78,000 Miles (130 000 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 rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking.

  • Page 377

    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking. (See footnote **.) Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information.

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    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance 90,000 Miles (150 000 km) (Continued) Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking. (See footnote **.) Change automatic transmission fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions: –...

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    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance 93,000 Miles (155 000 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 rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking.

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    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance 99,000 Miles (165 000 km) (Continued) Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking. (See footnote **.) 100,000 Miles (166 000 km) Inspect spark plug wires.

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    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance 150,000 Miles (240 000 km) Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or every 60 months since last service, whichever occurs first). See “Engine Coolant” in the Index for what to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure test cooling system and pressure cap.

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    Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance 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).

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    Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance 7,500 Miles (12 500 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) j Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.

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    Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance 15,000 Miles (25 000 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 50,000 miles (83 000 km).

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    Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking. (See footnote **.) Change automatic transmission fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions: –...

  • Page 386

    Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance 37,500 Miles (62 500 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 rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking.

  • Page 387

    Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance – 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 50,000 miles (83 000 km). Rotate tires.

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    Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance 60,000 Miles (100 000 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 rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking.

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    Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote 67,500 Miles (112 500 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).

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    Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance 75,000 Miles (125 000 km) (Continued) Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking. (See footnote **.) Change automatic transmission fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions: –...

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    Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) 90,000 Miles (150 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service.

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    Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance 90,000 Miles (150 000 km) (Continued) 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 +.) 97,500 Miles (162 500 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).

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    Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance 100,000 Miles (166 000 km) Inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Control Service. Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. If you haven’t used your vehicle under severe service conditions listed previously and, therefore, haven’t changed your automatic transmission fluid, change both the fluid and filter.

  • Page 394

    Part B: Owner Checks and Services Listed in this part are owner checks and services which should be performed at the intervals specified to help ensure the safety, dependability and emission control performance of your vehicle. 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 in Part D.

  • Page 395

    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. Look for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts. If you see anything that might keep a safety belt system from doing its job, have it repaired.

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    At Least Once a Year Key Lock Cylinders Service Lubricate the key lock cylinders with the lubricant specified in Part D. Body Lubrication Service Lubricate all hood hinges, hood latch assembly, secondary latch, pivots, spring anchor, release pawl, door hinges, fuel door hinge, endgate hinges, outer tailgate handle pivot points, tailgate hinges, tailgate mounted spare tire carrier (if equipped), glove box, console doors, moving seat hardware and folding seat...

  • Page 397

    Brake Transmission Shift Interlock (BTSI) Check (Automatic Transmission) CAUTION: When you are doing this check, the vehicle could move suddenly. If it does, you or others could be injured. Follow the steps below. 1. Before you start, be sure you have enough room around the vehicle.

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    Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARK (P) Mechanism Check CAUTION: When you are doing this check, your vehicle could begin to move. You or others could be injured and property could be damaged. Make sure there is room in front of your vehicle in case it begins to roll.

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    Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Listed in this part are inspections and services which should be performed at least twice a year (for instance, each spring and fall). You should let your dealer’s service department or other qualified service center do these jobs.

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    Throttle System Inspection Inspect the throttle system for interference or binding, and for damaged or missing parts. Replace parts as needed. Replace any components that have high effort or excessive wear. Do not lubricate accelerator and cruise control cables. Drive Axle Service Check rear/front axle fluid level and add as needed.

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    Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants NOTE: Fluids and lubricants identified below by name, part number or specification may be obtained from your dealer. USAGE FLUID/LUBRICANT Engine Oil Engine Oil with the American Petroleum Institute Certified For Gasoline Engines “Starburst” symbol of the proper viscosity.

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    USAGE FLUID/LUBRICANT Chassis Chassis Lubricant (GM Part Lubrication No. 12377985 or equivalent) or lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI # 2, Category LB or GC Front and Rear SAE 80W 90 Axle Lubricant (GM Axle (Standard Part No. 1052271 or equivalent). Differential) Rear Axle SAE 80W...

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    USAGE FLUID/LUBRICANT Hood Latch Lubriplate Lubricant Aerosol Assembly, (GM Part No. 12346293 or Secondary Latch, equivalent) or lubricant meeting Pivots, Spring requirements of NLGI # 2, Anchor and Category LB or GC Release Pawl Hood and Door Multi Purpose Lubricant, Hinges Superlube (GM Part...

  • Page 404

    Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in the boxes provided after the maintenance interval. Any additional information from “Owner Checks and ODOMETER DATE SERVICED BY READING 7-50 Services”...

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    yellowblue Maintenance Record ODOMETER DATE SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED READING 7-51...

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    yellowblue Maintenance Record ODOMETER DATE SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED READING 7-52...

  • Page 407

    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...

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    Customer Satisfaction Procedure Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to your dealer and to GMC. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction or the operation of your vehicle will be resolved by your dealer’s sales or service departments. Sometimes, however, despite the best intentions of all concerned, misunderstandings can occur.

  • Page 409

    STEP TWO -- If after contacting a member of dealership management, it appears your concern cannot be resolved by the dealership without further help, contact the 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).

  • Page 410

    1 free telephone Customer Assistance Offices GMC encourages customers to call the toll-free number for assistance. If a U.S. customer wishes to write to GMC, the letter should be addressed to GMC’s Customer Assistance Center. United States Pontiac-GMC Customer Assistance Center P.O.

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    Canada General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre, 163-005 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 1-800-263-3777 (English) 1-800-263-7854 (French) 1-800-263-3830 (For Text Telephone devices (TTYs)) Roadside Assistance: 1-800-268-6800 All Overseas Locations GMODC Customer Communication Centre 169-007 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 Telephone: 905-644-4112 Fax:...

  • Page 412

    Maps include points of interest and a list of GMC dealers along the route. Also included is a list of hotels along the route that are discounted through affiliation with “Quest...

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    A service representative will provide assistance when you call. The Roadside Assistance services listed are available to retail and retail lease customers operating 1999 GMC light duty trucks for a period of 3 years/36,000 miles (60 000 km). All services must be pre GMC Roadside Assistance.

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    Transportation Options Warranty service can generally be completed while you wait. However, if you are unable to wait GMC helps minimize your inconvenience by providing several transportation options. Depending on the circumstances,...

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    Courtesy Rental Vehicle When your vehicle is unavailable due to overnight warranty repairs, your dealer may arrange to provide you with a courtesy rental vehicle or reimburse you for a rental vehicle you obtained, at actual cost, up to a maximum of $30.00 per day supported by receipts.

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    REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in addition to notifying General Motors.

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    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 8782 8782), or write: Pontiac-GMC Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 436008 Pontiac, MI 48343 6008 In Canada, please call us at 1 or 1 7854 (French).

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    1999 GMC SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION The following publications covering the operation and servicing of your vehicle can be purchased by filling out the Service Publication Order Form in this book and mailing it in with your check, money order, or credit card information to Helm, Incorporated (address below.)

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    (CITY) (STATE) DAYTIME TELEPHONE NO. AREA CODE GM-GMC-ORD99 *(Prices are subject to change without notice and without incurring obligation. Allow ample time for delivery.) Orders will be mailed within 10 days of receipt. Please allow adequate time for postal service. If further information is needed, write to the address shown below or call 1-800-551-4123.

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    yellowblue NOTES 8-14...

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    Section 9 Index ccessory Power Outlets ......Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle Adding Sound Equipment .

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    BBB Auto Line ....... . . Better Business Bureau Mediation .

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    Tires ........Vinyl .

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    asy Entry Seat ....... . Electrical Equipment, Adding ....Electrical System .

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    Fuel ......... . Filling a Portable Container .

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    Inspections Brake System ....... . Engine Cooling System ......Exhaust Systems .

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    Locks ......... Door .

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    Outside Mirror Convex ........Manual Adjust .

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    Seat Passengers ......Seats ........Window Defogger .

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    Service 4WD Light ......Service and Appearance Care ..... . Service and Owner Publications .

  • Page 431

    Wear Indicators ......When It’s Time for New ..... . . Top Strap .

  • Page 432

    arning Devices ....... Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators ....Washer Fluid, Windshield .

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