Sign in today to find solutions:

Don't have an account? Sign up

 
Next page ->

Summary of Contents

  • Page 2

    2000 GMC Safari Owner's Manual Litho in U.S.A. © Copyright General Motors Corporation 1999 Part Number X2010 A All Rights Reserved...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Seats and Seat Controls Section Safety Belts Keys and Door Locks Section Keyless Entry System (Option) Hatch Automatic Transmission All-Wheel Drive Operation (Option) Parking Brake Windows Tilt Wheel Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever Windshield Wipers Table of Contents Seats and Restraint Systems Air Bag System Child Restraints Features and Controls...

  • Page 4

    Heating and Air Conditioning Section Setting the Radio Clock Braking/Anti-lock Brakes Section Steering Driving Tips for Various Road Conditions Off-Road Driving Hazard Warning Flashers Section Jump Starting Towing Your Vehicle Table of Contents (cont'd) Comfort Controls and Audio Systems Radio/Cassette Player/CD Player Radio Theft-Deterrent Feature (If Equipped) Your Driving and the Road Recreational Vehicle Towing...

  • Page 5

    Fuel Section Checking Fluids and Lubricants Bulb Replacement Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Tires and Wheels Section Scheduled Maintenance Periodic Maintenance Inspections Table of Contents (cont'd) Service and Appearance Care Appearance Care Electrical System/Fuses and Circuit Breakers Capacities and Specifications Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Maintenance Schedule Recommended Fluids and Lubricants Maintenance Records...

  • Page 6

    Customer Satisfaction Procedures Section Customer Assistance Offices Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation In the Index you will find an alphabetical listing of almost every subject in this manual. Section Please refer to the last page of this manual for your Table of Contents (cont'd) Customer Assistance Information Warranty Information (See Warranty Manual)

  • Page 7

    GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, GMC, the GMC Emblem and the name SARARI 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.

  • Page 8

    How to Use this Manual Many people read their owner’s manual from beginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle. If you do this, it will help you learn about the features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you’ll find that pictures and words work together to explain things quickly.

  • Page 9

    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.

  • Page 10

    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...

  • Page 11

    Model Reference This manual covers these models: Cargo Van Passenger Van...

  • Page 12

    Service Station Guide Windshield Washer Cooling System Fluid Tire Pressure See Section 5 See Section 6 See Section 6 Spare Tire Pressure a More See Section 5 Detailed Look at What's Under the Hood See Section 6 Alternate Fuel Door Release Hood Release See Section 6 See Section 6...

  • Page 13

    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 About...

  • Page 14

    Seats and Seat Controls This section tells you about the seats them, take them out and put them back in. It also tells you about bucket and bench seats, power seats and head restraints. Manual Front Seats CAUTION: You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver’s seat while the vehicle is moving.

  • Page 15

    Manual Lumbar Support (If Equipped) If you have this feature, there will be a knob located on the inboard side of the driver and passenger bucket seats. Turn the knob toward the front of the vehicle to increase lumbar support. Turn the knob toward the rear of the vehicle to decrease lumbar support.

  • Page 16

    Reclining Seatbacks There is a lever located on the inside of the seat to adjust the seatback. You can adjust the seatback by lifting the lever and leaning back. Release the lever to lock the seatback where you want it. Pull up on the lever, lean forward and the seat will go to an upright position.

  • Page 17

    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.

  • Page 18

    To fold your non bench seatback forward, pull up on the latch release lever while pulling the seatback toward the rear of the vehicle. After the latch has been released, push the seatback toward the front of the vehicle until it locks in place. To raise the seatback, unlock the seatback latch by pushing up on the lever while pushing down on the upper edge of the seatback.

  • Page 19

    Rear Seats Bucket Seats You may have rear bucket seats with an adjustment release bar located at the front of the seats. These seats can be adjusted forward or rearward with the release bar. Pull the release bar up to release the seat bottom and slide the seat where you want it.

  • Page 20

    To adjust your seatback, pull up on the lever located on the lower outside of the seat. To raise or lower the center console, press the button located between the beverage holders. Sit in the center seating position only when the console is in an upright and locked position.

  • Page 21

    Removing the Rear Seats To remove the rear seats, do the following: 1. If you are removing the center seat, remove the right lap To do this, press the tip of a key into the release hole of the safety belt attachment while pulling up on the safety belt.

  • Page 22

    5. Lift up on the left and the right seat release levers at the same time. The latches are near the floor on the rear legs of the seat. 1-10 6. Lift up on the rear of the seat to remove the seat assembly from the rear latch pins.

  • Page 23

    Replacing the Rear Seats Lower the seat into position. Make sure the front retainers are hooked onto the anchor pins. Pull the seat down to latch the rear retainers. Make sure the seat is locked in by pulling up and down on the seat.

  • Page 24

    To raise the seatback on vehicles equipped with the touring seat: A. Unlock the seatback latch by pushing up on the latch release lever at the right rear of the seat, while pushing down on the upper edge of the seatback. B.

  • Page 25

    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.

  • Page 26

    You never know if you’ll be in a crash. If you do have a crash, you don’t know if it will be a bad one. A few crashes are mild, and some crashes can be so serious that even buckled up a person wouldn’t survive. But most crashes are in between.

  • Page 27

    Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn’t stop. 1-15...

  • Page 28

    The person keeps going until stopped by something. or the instrument panel ... In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... 1-16...

  • Page 29

    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...

  • Page 30

    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.

  • Page 31

    3. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Don’t let it get twisted. 4. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt isn’t long enough, see “Safety Belt Extender”...

  • Page 32

    Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster Before you begin to drive, move the shoulder belt adjuster to the height that is right for you. 1-20 To move it down, push in at the top of the arrows and move the height adjuster to the desired position. You can move the adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide.

  • Page 33

    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.

  • Page 34

    What’s wrong with this? The belt is buckled in the wrong place. 1-22 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.

  • Page 35

    What’s wrong with this? The belt is over an armrest. CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt goes over an armrest like this. The belt would be much too high. In a crash, you can slide under the belt. The belt force would then be applied at the abdomen, not at the pelvic bones, and that could cause serious or fatal injuries.

  • Page 36

    What’s wrong with this? The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. It should be worn over the shoulder at all times. 1-24 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.

  • Page 37

    What’s wrong with this? The belt is twisted across the body. 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.

  • Page 38

    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.

  • Page 39

    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.

  • Page 40

    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. Safety belts help keep you in position before and during a crash.

  • Page 41

    How the Air Bag System Works Where are the air bags? The driver’s air bag is in the middle of the steering wheel. The right front passenger’s air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger’s side. 1-29...

  • Page 42

    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.

  • Page 43

    What makes an air bag inflate? In an impact of sufficient severity, the air bag sensing system detects that the vehicle is in a crash. The sensing system triggers a release of gas from the inflator, which inflates the air bag. The inflator, air bag and related hardware are all part of the air bag modules inside the steering wheel and in the instrument panel in front of the right front passenger.

  • Page 44

    Air bags are designed to inflate only once. After they inflate, you’ll need some new parts for your air bag system. If you don’t get them, the air bag system won’t be there to help protect you in another crash. A new system will include air bag modules and possibly other parts.

  • Page 45

    Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle Air bags affect how your vehicle should be serviced. There are parts of the air bag system in several places around your vehicle. You don’t want the system to inflate while someone is working on your vehicle. Your dealer and the service manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the air bag system.

  • Page 46

    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.

  • Page 47

    3. If the belt stops before it reaches the buckle, tilt the 4. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle latch plate and keep pulling until you can buckle it. end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure.

  • Page 48

    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.

  • Page 49

    Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults Your vehicle may 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.

  • Page 50

    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. 1-38 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.

  • Page 51

    4. Buckle, position and release the safety belt as described in “Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions” earlier in this section. Make sure that the shoulder belt crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can take them out from the guides.

  • Page 52

    When you sit in a center seating position, you have a lap safety belt, which has no retractor. To make the belt longer, tilt the latch plate and pull it along the belt. 1-40 To make the belt shorter, pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug.

  • Page 53

    Children Everyone in a vehicle needs protection! That includes infants and all children smaller than adult size. Neither the distance traveled nor the age and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In fact, the law in every state in the United States and in every Canadian province says children up to some age must be restrained while in a vehicle.

  • Page 54

    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) 1-42 CAUTION: (Continued) at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12 will suddenly become a 240...

  • Page 55

    Smaller Children and Babies (Cargo Vans) CAUTION: Children who are up against, or very close to, any air bag when it inflates can be seriously injured or killed. Air bags plus lap shoulder belts offer the best protection for adults, but not for young children and infants.

  • Page 56

    CAUTION: Never hold a baby in your arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby doesn’t weigh much until a crash. During a crash a baby will become so heavy you can’t hold it. For example, in a crash at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12 lb.

  • Page 57

    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...

  • Page 58

    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.

  • Page 59

    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.

  • Page 60

    A booster seat (F) 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.

  • Page 61

    CAUTION: A child in a rear facing child restraint can be seriously injured or killed if the right front passenger’s air bag inflates. This is because the back of the rear facing child restraint would be very close to the inflating air bag. Always secure a rear facing child restraint in a rear seat.

  • Page 62

    Top Strap In Canada, the law requires that forward restraints have a top strap, and that the strap be anchored. In the United States, some child restraints also have a top strap. If your child restraint has a top strap, it should be anchored.

  • Page 63

    If your vehicle is a passenger van with rear seats, a child restraint with a top strap should only be used in the second or third row. Don’t use a child restraint with a top strap in the right front passenger’s position because there’s no place to anchor the top strap.

  • Page 64

    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.

  • Page 65

    3. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 4. To tighten the belt, pull up on the shoulder belt while you push down on the child restraint. If you’re using a forward facing child restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child...

  • Page 66

    Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Seat Position (Bench Seat) You’ll be using the lap belt. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say.

  • Page 67

    4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 5. To tighten the belt, pull its free end while you push down on the child restraint. If you’re using a forward facing child restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child...

  • Page 68

    Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position Your vehicle has a front passenger air bag. Never put a rear facing child restraint in this seat. Here’s why: 1-56 CAUTION: A child in a rear facing child restraint can be seriously injured or killed if the front passenger’s air bag inflates.

  • Page 69

    1. Because your vehicle has a front passenger air bag, always move the seat as far back as it will go before securing a forward facing child restraint. (See “Seats” in the Index.) 2. Put the restraint on the seat. 3.

  • Page 70

    5. Pull the rest of the lap belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 1-58 6. To tighten the belt, feed the lap 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.

  • Page 71

    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.

  • Page 72

    1-60 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. What if a child is wearing a lap but the child is so small that the shoulder belt is very close to the child’s face or neck?

  • Page 73

    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.

  • Page 74

    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.

  • Page 75

    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 that says to replace the belt, be sure to do so.

  • Page 76

    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.

  • Page 77

    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 the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don’t leave the keys in a vehicle with children.

  • Page 78

    This vehicle has one double ignition and door locks. It will fit with either side up. When a new vehicle is delivered, the dealer provides the owner with a pair of identical keys and a bar The bar coded tag has a code on it that tells your dealer sided key for the or a qualified locksmith how to make extra keys.

  • Page 79

    Front Doors To open the front side door from the outside, grasp the handle and pull the door open. To open the front side door from the inside, pull the lever toward you and push the door open. Rear Doors If you have the Dutch doors, you must open the hatch first.

  • Page 80

    To open the driver’s side rear door, pull on the latch release handle located on the inside of the door. To close the rear doors, close the driver’s side door first. Check to make sure both doors are completely closed. The rear doors have a check assembly to keep the doors from opening beyond 90 degrees.

  • Page 81

    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.

  • Page 82

    Power Door Locks (If Equipped) If your vehicle has power door locks, press the power door lock switch to lock or unlock all the doors at once. The power door lock switch will lock or unlock the rear hatch and Dutch doors. See “Hatch Release” in the Index.

  • Page 83

    Keyless Entry System (Option) If your vehicle has this feature, you can lock and unlock your doors from about 3 feet (1 m) up to 30 feet (9 m) away using the remote keyless entry transmitter supplied with your vehicle. If your vehicle has this option, you can lock and unlock your doors or unlock your rear hatch from about 3 feet (1 m) up to 30 feet (9 m) away using the remote keyless...

  • Page 84

    At times you may notice a decrease in range. This is normal for any remote keyless entry system. If the transmitter does not work or if you have to stand closer to your vehicle for the transmitter to work, try this: Check the distance.

  • Page 85

    Battery Replacement Under normal use, the battery in your remote keyless entry transmitter should last about two years. You can tell the battery is weak if the transmitter won’t work at the normal range in any location. If you have to get close to your vehicle before the transmitter works, it’s probably time to change the battery.

  • Page 86

    Resynchronization Resynchronization may be necessary due to the security method used by this system. The transmitter does not send the same signal twice to the receiver. The receiver will not respond to a signal it has been sent previously. This will prevent anyone from recording and playing back the signal from the transmitter.

  • Page 87

    Sliding Door Security Lock Your vehicle’s sliding side door is equipped with a security door lock located at the front of the sliding door. There are two labels on your vehicle to remind you that you have this feature. One can be seen from the outside on your sliding door.

  • Page 88

    CAUTION: If your vehicle is facing downward on a steep grade (15 percent or more), the door may not stay open and could slam shut, possibly injuring someone. To make sure the door does not slam shut, be sure to hold it open until everyone is clear of the door, and only then allow it to slowly close.

  • Page 89

    Hatch CAUTION: It can be dangerous to drive with the rear swing out windows, rear hatch or rear doors open because carbon monoxide (CO) gas can come into your vehicle. You can’t see or smell CO. It can cause unconsciousness and even death. If you must drive with the rear swing windows, rear hatch or rear doors open or if electrical wiring or other cable connections must...

  • Page 90

    To lock the power lock system from the outside, insert the key in the hatch release button and turn it clockwise. All doors will lock. Also, see the Caution following “Hatch” located in this section. 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.

  • Page 91

    Passlock Your vehicle is equipped with the Passlock theft deterrent system. Passlock is a passive theft deterrent system. Passlock enables fuel if the ignition lock cylinder is turned with a valid key. If a correct key is not used or the ignition lock cylinder is tampered with, fuel is disabled.

  • Page 92

    Ignition Positions Use your ignition key to start your vehicle. The ignition key lets you turn the ignition switch to five different positions. ACCESSORY (A): This position lets you use things like the radio, power windows and windshield wipers when the engine is off. To get into ACCESSORY, push in the key and turn it toward you.

  • Page 93

    NOTICE: If your key seems stuck in LOCK and you can’t turn it, be sure you are using the correct key; if so, is it all the way in? If it is, then turn the steering wheel left and right while you turn the key hard.

  • Page 94

    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 95

    Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped) In very cold weather, 0 _ F 18 _ C) or colder, the engine coolant heater can help. You’ll get easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm up. Usually, the coolant heater should be plugged in a minimum of four hours prior to starting your vehicle.

  • Page 96

    Automatic Transmission Operation There are several different positions for your shift lever. PARK (P): This locks your rear wheels. It’s the best position to use when you start your engine because your vehicle can’t move easily. 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.

  • Page 97

    Ensure the shift lever is fully in PARK (P) before starting the engine. Your vehicle has an automatic transmission shift lock control system. You have to fully apply your regular brakes before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition key is in RUN. If you cannot shift out of PARK (P), ease pressure on the shift lever shift lever all the way into PARK (P) as you maintain brake application.

  • Page 98

    DRIVE (D): This position is for normal driving. If you need more power for passing, and you’re: Going less than about 35 mph (55 km/h), push your accelerator pedal about halfway down. Going about 35 mph (55 km/h) or more, push the accelerator pedal all the way down.

  • Page 99

    Tow/Haul Mode Selector Switch Your vehicle is equipped with a tow/haul selector switch. The selector switch is located on the end of the column shift lever. You can use this feature to assist when towing or hauling a heavy load. To select the tow/haul mode, press in the switch.

  • Page 100

    NOTICE: Driving with the parking brake on can cause your rear brakes to overheat. You may have to replace them, and you could also damage other parts of your vehicle. If you are towing a trailer and are parking on a hill, see “Towing a Trailer”...

  • Page 101

    1. Hold the brake pedal down with your right foot and set the parking brake. 2. Move the shift lever into PARK (P) like this: Pull the lever toward you. 2-26 Move the lever up as far as it will go. 3.

  • Page 102

    Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running 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. And, if you leave the vehicle with the engine running, it could overheat and even catch fire.

  • Page 103

    Shifting Out of PARK (P) Your vehicle has an automatic transmission shift lock control system. You have to fully apply your regular brake before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition is in RUN. See “Automatic Transmission” in the Index. If you cannot shift out of PARK (P), ease pressure on the shift lever push the shift lever all the way into...

  • Page 104

    Engine Exhaust CAUTION: Engine exhaust can kill. It contains the gas carbon monoxide (CO), which you can’t see or smell. It can cause unconsciousness and death. You might have exhaust coming in if: Your exhaust system sounds strange or different. Your vehicle gets rusty underneath.

  • Page 105

    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. Don’t leave your vehicle when the engine is running unless you have to. If you’ve left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly.

  • Page 106

    You may experience a brief vehicle vibration upon acceleration when driving in slippery conditions. This is normal and is an indication that the all system is functioning properly. Windows Manual Windows To open your manual windows, turn the hand crank on each door to raise or lower your side door windows.

  • Page 107

    Swing-Out Windows To open your swing windows, pull up on the latch and push the window out. To close the window, pull the latch toward you and push it down. 2-32 CAUTION: It can be dangerous to drive with the rear swing out windows, rear hatch or rear doors open because carbon monoxide (CO) gas can...

  • Page 108

    Horn To sound the horn, press the horn symbol on the center of the steering wheel. Tilt Wheel (If Equipped) A tilt steering wheel allows you to adjust the steering wheel before you drive. You can also raise it to the highest level to give your legs more room when you exit and enter the vehicle.

  • Page 109

    Turn and Lane Change Signals The turn signal has two upward (for right) and two downward (for left) positions. These positions allow you to signal a turn or a lane change. To signal a turn, move the lever all the way up or down.

  • Page 110

    Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer To change the headlamps from low beam to high or high to low, pull the multifunction lever all the way toward you. Then release it. When the high beams are on, this indicator light on the instrument panel also will be on.

  • Page 111

    Be sure to clear ice and snow from the wiper blades before using them. If they’re frozen to the windshield, carefully loosen or thaw them. If your blades do become worn or damaged, get new blades or blade inserts. Windshield Washer At the top of the multifunction lever, there’s a paddle marked with the windshield washer symbol and PUSH.

  • Page 112

    The rear window washer uses the same fluid bottle as the front windshield washer. If the fluid level is low in the washer bottle, you may not be able to wash your rear window. If you can wash your windshield, but not your rear window, check the fluid level.

  • Page 113

    Resuming a Set Speed Suppose you set your cruise control at a desired speed and then you apply the brake. This, of course, shuts off the cruise control. But you don’t need to reset it. Once you’re going about 25 mph (40 km/h) or more, you can move the cruise control switch from ON to R/A briefly.

  • Page 114

    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.

  • Page 115

    Turn the knob clockwise to the master lighting 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...

  • Page 116

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

  • Page 117

    Dome Lamps The dome lamps will come on when you open the doors. You can also turn the dome lamps on by turning the thumbwheel, located next to the parking/headlamps knob, all the way up. In this position, the dome lamps will remain on whether the doors are opened or closed.

  • Page 118

    Power Remote Control Mirror (If Equipped) To move a mirror, turn the knob in the middle of the control to “L” for the driver’s side mirror or to “R” for the passenger’s side mirror. Then press the four to move the mirror in the desired direction. To make sure you do not accidentally move a mirror, return the knob to the middle (off) position after adjusting the mirrors.

  • Page 119

    Storage Compartments Your front storage compartment/glove box is at the center of the engine cover. To open the compartment, press the two tabs together and pull. 2-44 If you have an optional sliding tray storage compartment, it is under the front passenger’s seat. To open the compartment, move the latch in the top handle and pull the tray forward.

  • Page 120

    If you have rear storage compartments, pull up on the lid to open the cover. There is also a map/storage pocket on the passenger’s side of the engine cover console. 2-45...

  • Page 121

    Overhead Console (Option) The overhead console includes reading lamps, a compartment for a garage door opener, trip computer, a temperature and compass display and a storage compartment for sunglasses. The reading lamps, trip computer and temperature and compass display will work when the ignition is in RUN, ACCESSORY or when Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is active.

  • Page 122

    Installing a Garage Door Opener If you have a garage door opener, the front overhead compartment can be used to conveniently store the opener. 1. To install the garage door opener, first open the compartment door by pressing the latch forward. 2.

  • Page 123

    6. Now, with the compartment door closed, press the button again to make sure the garage door opener operates properly. With the garage door opener positioned properly and the right number of pegs in place, you should only have to press the button slightly to operate the opener. Adjust the position of the garage door opener and add or remove pegs, as needed, until the opener operates properly.

  • Page 124

    COMP/TEMP: The display provides the outside temperature and one of eight compass readings to indicate the direction the vehicle is facing. Before you turn on the ignition and move the vehicle, the temperature indicated will be the last outside temperature recorded with the ignition on. If the outside temperature is 37 _ F (3 _ C) or lower, the display will toggle between the word ICE and the current temperature every eight seconds.

  • Page 125

    3. After five seconds, the compass will acknowledge the variation mode by displaying the current zone number. When it does, release both buttons. 4. Press US/MET until your zone number appears on the display. 5. Press MODE to enter your zone number. Your variance is now set and the display will return to the COMP/TEMP mode.

  • Page 126

    Convenience Net (Option) You may have a convenience net in the rear of your vehicle to help keep small loads, like grocery bags, in place during sharp turns or quick stops and starts. The net is not designed for larger, heavier items. You can unhook the net so that it will lie flat when you’re not using it.

  • Page 127

    Don’t exceed the maximum vehicle capacity when loading your vehicle. For more information on vehicle capacity and loading, see “Loading Your Vehicle” in the Index. To prevent damage or loss of cargo as you’re driving, check now and then to make sure the luggage carrier and cargo are still securely fastened.

  • Page 128

    NOTICE: Don’t put papers and other things that burn into your ashtrays. If you do, cigarettes or other smoking materials could set them on fire, causing damage. Sun Visors To block out glare, you can swing down the visors. You can also swing them from side to side.

  • Page 129

    HomeLink Transmitter (Option) 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 received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

  • Page 130

    Your vehicle’s engine should be turned off while programming the transmitter. Follow these steps to program up to three channels: 1. If you have previously programmed a transmitter channel, proceed to Step 2. Otherwise, hold down the two outside buttons on the HomeLink Transmitter until the indicator light begins to flash rapidly (after 20 seconds).

  • Page 131

    Operating the Transmitter Press and hold the appropriate button on the HomeLink Transmitter. The indicator light comes on while the signal is being transmitted. If the hand held transmitter appears to program the HomeLink Transmitter but does not open your garage door, and if the garage door opener was manufactured after 1996, the garage door opener may have a “rolling code”...

  • Page 132

    3. Return to the HomeLink Transmitter in your vehicle and firmly press and release the HomeLink Transmitter button you have already programmed for two to three seconds. Press and release the button again (you may need to do this step up to three times) to make sure that the HomeLink Transmitter has been trained to the garage door opener motor head unit.

  • Page 133

    The Instrument Panel Your Information System 2-58...

  • Page 134

    A. Lamp Switches B. Instrument Panel Dimmer C. Multifunction Lever D. Hazard Lamp Switch E. Transmission Shift Lever F. Ignition Switch G. Rear Defogger (Option) H. Comfort Controls I. Rear A/C Control (Option) J. Rear Heater Control (Option) K. Rear Washer/Wiper (Option) L.

  • Page 135

    Instrument Panel Cluster United States cluster shown Canada Cluster Similar Your instrument panel cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You’ll know how fast you’re going, about how much fuel remains, and many other things you’ll need to know to drive safely and economically. 2-60...

  • Page 136

    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).

  • Page 137

    When one of the warning lights comes on and stays on when you are driving, or when one of the gages shows there may be a problem, check the section that tells you what to do about it. Please follow this manual’s advice. Waiting to do repairs can be costly dangerous.

  • Page 138

    CAUTION: If the air bag readiness light stays on after you start your vehicle, it means the air bag system may not be working properly. The air bags in your vehicle may not inflate in a crash, or they could even inflate without a crash. To help avoid injury to yourself or others, have your vehicle serviced right away if the air bag readiness light stays on after you start your vehicle.

  • Page 139

    Voltmeter When your engine is not running, but the ignition is on (in the RUN position), the 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.

  • Page 140

    This light should come on briefly when you turn the ignition key to RUN. If it doesn’t come on then, have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there’s a problem. If the light comes on while you are driving, pull off the road and stop carefully.

  • Page 141

    Engine Coolant Temperature Gage This gage shows the engine coolant temperature. If the gage pointer moves to the red area, your engine is too hot! It means that your engine coolant has overheated. If you have been operating your vehicle under normal driving conditions, you should pull off the road, stop your vehicle and turn off the engine as soon as possible.

  • Page 142

    NOTICE: If you keep driving your vehicle with this light on, after a while, your emission controls may not work as well, your fuel economy may not be as good and your engine may not run as smoothly. This could lead to costly repairs that may not be covered by your warranty.

  • Page 143

    If the light stops flashing and remains on steady, see “If the Light Is On Steady” following. If the light continues to flash, when it is safe to do so, stop the vehicle. Find a safe place to park your vehicle. Turn the key off, wait at least 10 seconds and restart the engine.

  • Page 144

    Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs Some state/provincial and local governments have or may begin programs to inspect the emission control equipment on your vehicle. Failure to pass this inspection could prevent you from getting a vehicle registration. Here are some things you need to know in order to help your vehicle pass an inspection: Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE...

  • Page 145

    CAUTION: Don’t keep driving if the oil pressure is low. If you do, your engine can become so hot that it catches fire. You or others could be burned. Check your oil as soon as possible and have your vehicle serviced. NOTICE: Damage to your engine from neglected oil problems can be costly and is not covered by...

  • Page 146

    Service AWD Light (If Equipped) This light should come on briefly when you turn on the ignition, as a check to show you it is working. The SERVICE AWD light comes on to indicate that there may be a problem with the drive system and service is required.

  • Page 147

    Fuel Gage The fuel gage tells you approximately how much fuel you have remaining when the ignition is on. When the gage first indicates E (Empty), you still have a little fuel left, but you should get more fuel as soon as possible.

  • Page 148

    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 Heating/Air Conditioning System Heating System Rear Heating System (Option)

  • Page 149

    Comfort Controls This section tells you how to make your air system work for you. With these systems, you can control the heating, cooling and ventilation in your vehicle. Your vehicle also has a flow through ventilation system described later in this section.

  • Page 150

    LEVEL: This setting brings in outside air and blows it out through the heater floor vents and the instrument panel vents. If you move the temperature knob between hot and cold, cooler air will come out of the upper vents while warmer air comes out of the floor vent.

  • Page 151

    Function Knob This knob is next to the temperature knob. The function knob allows you to choose the direction of air delivery. OFF: This setting turns the system off. VENT: The air comes out at the vents on your instrument panel. LEVEL: With this setting, the heated outside air comes out both the instrument panel vents and heater vents.

  • Page 152

    Rear Air Conditioning System (Option) You may have rear air conditioning. The rear air conditioning switch is located to the right of the heater controls. Turn the switch toward HIGH for higher airflow in the rear area. Turn the switch to the OFF position to turn the system off.

  • Page 153

    Heating On cold days, use HEATER with the temperature knob in the red area. Outside air will be brought in through the floor outlets. The heater works best if you keep your windows closed while using it. If you use the optional engine coolant heater before starting your engine, your heating system will produce warmer air faster to heat the passenger compartment in cold weather.

  • Page 154

    Your vehicle has air vents near the center and on the sides of the instrument panel that allow you to adjust the direction and the amount of airflow inside the vehicle. Move the dial on the vent up or down to direct airflow to your preference.

  • Page 155

    Rear Window Defogger (Option) If your vehicle has this option, the rear window will have lines running across the glass. These lines heat your window. 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 button to the left of the heater...

  • Page 156

    Audio Systems Your audio system has been designed to operate easily and give years of listening pleasure. You will get the most enjoyment out of it if you acquaint yourself with it first. Find out what your audio system can do and how to operate all its controls, to be sure you’re getting the most out of the advanced engineering that went into it.

  • Page 157

    AM-FM Stereo Playing the Radio VOLUME: This knob turns the system on and off and controls the volume. To increase volume and turn the radio on, turn the knob clockwise. Turn it counterclockwise to decrease volume and turn the radio off. RECALL: Display the time with the ignition off by pressing the recall knob.

  • Page 158

    5. Press one of the four pushbuttons within five seconds. Whenever you press that numbered button, the station you set will return. 6. Repeat the steps for each pushbutton. In addition to the four stations already set, up to three more stations may be preset on each band by pressing two adjoining buttons at the same time.

  • Page 159

    AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player (If Equipped) Playing the Radio VOLUME: This knob turns the system on and off and controls the volume. To increase volume and turn the radio on, turn the knob clockwise. Turn it counterclockwise to decrease volume and turn the radio off.

  • Page 160

    In addition to the four stations already set, up to three more stations may be preset on each band by pressing two adjoining buttons at the same time. Just: 1. Tune in the desired station. 2. Press SET. (SET will appear on the display.) 3.

  • Page 161

    Playing a Cassette Tape Your tape player is built to work best with tapes that are up to 30 to 45 minutes long on each side. Tapes longer than that are so thin they may not work well in this player. Once the tape is playing, use the knobs for VOLUME, BAL, FADE, BASS and TREB just as you do for the radio.

  • Page 162

    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.

  • Page 163

    Finding a Station FM: Press this button to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. The display will show your selection. TUNE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to choose radio stations. Push the knob back into its stored position when you’re not using it.

  • Page 164

    Setting the Tone BASS: Press lightly on this knob to release it from its stored position. Turn the knob clockwise to increase bass and counterclockwise to decrease bass. When the BASS control is rotated, the AUTO TONE display will go blank. TREB: Press lightly on this knob to release it from its stored position.

  • Page 165

    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.

  • Page 166

    CLN: If this message appears on the display, the cassette tape player needs to be cleaned. It will still play tapes, but you should clean it as soon as possible to prevent damage to the tapes and player. See “Care of Your Cassette Tape Player”...

  • Page 167

    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.

  • Page 168

    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.

  • Page 169

    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.

  • Page 170

    NEXT (3): Press NEXT or the SEEK right arrow to search for the next selection. If you hold this button or press it more than once, the disc will advance further. The next track number will appear on the display. Sound is muted in this mode.

  • Page 171

    Rear Seat Audio (If Equipped) This feature allows rear seat passengers to listen to any of the music sources including AM control, cassette tapes and CDs. However, the rear seat passengers can only control the music sources that the front seat passengers are not listening to. For example, rear seat passengers may listen to a cassette tape through headphones while the driver listens to the radio through the front speakers.

  • Page 172

    SEEK: While listening to AM FM, press the up arrow to tune to the next higher station and stay there. Press the down arrow to tune to the next lower station and stay there. The sound will mute while seeking. The SEEK button is inactive if the AM FM mode on the front radio is in use.

  • Page 173

    Remote Compact Disc Player (If Equipped) If you have this option, you can play one compact disc (CD) at a time. To load a CD into the player, hold the disc with the label side up and insert it carefully into the player (approximately halfway).

  • Page 174

    PREV (1): Press this button to go back to the start of the current track if more than eight seconds have played. Press PREV again to go to the previous track on the disc. NEXT (3): Press this button to advance to the next track on the disc.

  • Page 175

    Theft-Deterrent Feature (If Equipped) THEFTLOCK is designed to discourage theft of your radio. It works by using a secret code to disable all radio functions whenever battery power is removed. The THEFTLOCK feature for the radio may be used or ignored.

  • Page 176

    Unlocking the Theft Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss Enter your secret code as follows; pause no more than 15 seconds between steps: 1. Turn the ignition on. LOC will appear on the display. 2. Press MN and 000 will appear on the display. 3.

  • Page 177

    When battery power is removed and later applied to a secured radio, the radio won’t turn on and LOC will appear on the display. To unlock a secured radio, see “Unlocking the Theft Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss” earlier in this section.

  • Page 178

    NOTICE: Before you add any sound equipment to your vehicle like a tape player, CB radio, mobile telephone or two way radio be sure you can add what you want. If you can, it’s very important to do it properly. Added sound equipment may interfere with the operation of your vehicle’s engine, Delphi Delco Electronics radio or other systems, and even damage them.

  • Page 179

    When using a scrubbing action, non cassette, it is normal for the cassette to eject because your unit is equipped with a cut tape detection feature and a cleaning cassette may appear as a broken tape. To prevent the cleaning cassette from being ejected, use the following steps.

  • Page 180

    Care of Your Compact Discs Handle discs carefully. Store them in their original cases or other protective cases and away from direct sunlight and dust. If the surface of a disc is soiled, dampen a clean, soft cloth in a mild, neutral detergent solution and clean it, wiping from the center to the edge.

  • Page 181

    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...

  • Page 182

    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.”...

  • Page 183

    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...

  • Page 184

    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.

  • Page 185

    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.

  • Page 186

    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.

  • Page 187

    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.

  • Page 188

    Here’s how anti lock works. Let’s say the road is wet. You’re driving safely. Suddenly an animal jumps out in front of you. You slam on the brakes. Here’s what happens with ABS. A computer senses that wheels are slowing down. If one of the wheels is about to stop rolling, the computer will separately work the brakes at each front wheel and at both rear wheels.

  • Page 189

    Remember: Anti lock doesn’t change the time you need to get your foot up to the brake pedal or always decrease stopping distance. If you get too close to the vehicle in front of you, you won’t have time to apply your brakes if that vehicle suddenly slows or stops.

  • Page 190

    What should you do if this ever happens? Ease up on the accelerator pedal, steer the vehicle the way you want it to go, and slow down. Speed limit signs near curves warn that you should adjust your speed. Of course, the posted speeds are based on good weather and road conditions.

  • Page 191

    An emergency like this requires close attention and a quick decision. If you are holding the steering wheel at the recommended 9 and 3 o’clock positions, you can turn it a full 180 degrees very quickly without removing either hand. But you have to act fast, steer quickly, and just as quickly straighten the wheel once you have avoided the object.

  • Page 192

    Passing The driver of a vehicle about to pass another on a lane highway waits for just the right moment, accelerates, moves around the vehicle ahead, then goes back into the right lane again. A simple maneuver? Not necessarily! Passing another vehicle on a two highway is a potentially dangerous move, since the passing vehicle occupies the same lane as oncoming traffic for several seconds.

  • Page 193

    Check your mirrors, glance over your shoulder and start your left lane change signal before moving out of the right lane to pass. When you are far enough ahead of the passed vehicle to see its front in your inside mirror, activate your right lane change signal and move back into the right lane.

  • Page 194

    A cornering skid and an acceleration skid are best handled by easing your foot off the accelerator pedal. If your vehicle starts to slide, ease your foot off the accelerator pedal and quickly steer the way you want the vehicle to go. If you start steering quickly enough, your vehicle may straighten out.

  • Page 195

    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.

  • Page 196

    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.

  • Page 197

    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. CAUTION: Wet brakes can cause accidents.

  • Page 198

    Hydroplaning usually happens at higher speeds. There just isn’t a hard and fast rule about hydroplaning. The best advice is to slow down when it is raining. 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.

  • Page 199

    City Driving One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You’ll want to watch out for what the other drivers are doing and pay attention to traffic signals. Here are ways to increase your safety in city driving: Know the best way to get to where you are going.

  • Page 200

    Freeway Driving Mile for mile, freeways (also called thruways, parkways, expressways, turnpikes or superhighways) are the safest of all roads. But they have their own special rules. 4-20 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.

  • Page 201

    When you want to leave the freeway, move to the proper lane well in advance. If you miss your exit, do not, under any circumstances, stop and back up. Drive on to the next exit. The exit ramp can be curved, sometimes quite sharply. The exit speed is usually posted.

  • Page 202

    Highway Hypnosis Is there actually such a condition as “highway hypnosis”? Or is it just plain falling asleep at the wheel? Call it highway hypnosis, lack of awareness, or whatever. There is something about an easy stretch of road with the same scenery, along with the hum of the tires on the road, the drone of the engine, and the rush of the wind against the vehicle that can make you sleepy.

  • Page 203

    If you drive regularly in steep country, or if you’re planning to visit there, here are some tips that can make your trips safer and more enjoyable. Keep your vehicle in good shape. Check all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system and transmission.

  • Page 204

    Winter Driving Here are some tips for winter driving: Have your vehicle in good shape for winter. You may want to put winter emergency supplies in your vehicle. 4-24 Include an ice scraper, 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.

  • Page 205

    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;...

  • Page 206

    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.

  • Page 207

    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.

  • Page 208

    Loading Your Vehicle The Certification/Tire label in your vehicle will look similar to this example. 4-28 The Certification/Tire label is found on the rear edge of the driver’s door. The label shows the size of your original tires and the inflation pressures needed to obtain the gross weight capacity of your vehicle.

  • Page 209

    CAUTION: Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the GVWR, or either the maximum front or rear GAWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, and it can change the way your vehicle handles. These could cause you to lose control and crash.

  • Page 210

    Payload The Payload Capacity is shown on the Certification/Tire label. This is the maximum load capacity that your vehicle can carry. Be sure to include the weight of the people inside as part of your load. If you added any accessories or equipment after your vehicle left the factory, remember to subtract the weight of these things from the payload.

  • Page 211

    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 You and your passengers could be seriously injured.

  • Page 212

    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.

  • Page 213

    The Tow/Haul Mode is most effective when the vehicle and trailer combined weight is at least 75% of the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and the maximum trailer weight rating for the vehicle. See “Gross Vehicle Weight Rating” and “Trailer Weight” in the Index. The Tow/Haul Mode for hauling a heavy trailer is most useful under the following conditions When driving through hilly terrain at speeds below...

  • Page 214

    You can ask your dealer for our trailering information or advice, or you can write us at the address listed in your Warranty and Owner Assistance Information Booklet. In Canada, write to: General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 Weight of the Trailer Tongue...

  • Page 215

    Total Weight on Your Vehicle’s Tires Be sure your vehicle’s tires are inflated to the upper limit for cold tires. You’ll find these numbers on the Certification label at the rear edge of the driver’s door or see “Tire Loading” in the Index. Then be sure you don’t go over the GVW limit for your vehicle, including the weight of the trailer tongue.

  • Page 216

    Trailer Brakes If your trailer weighs more than 1,000 lbs. (450 kg) loaded, then it needs its own brakes adequate. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so you’ll be able to install, adjust and maintain them properly.

  • Page 217

    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.

  • Page 218

    Making Turns NOTICE: Making very sharp turns while trailering could cause the trailer to come in contact with the vehicle. Your vehicle could be damaged. Avoid making very sharp turns while trailering. When you’re turning with a trailer, make wider turns than normal.

  • Page 219

    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.

  • Page 220

    Trailer Wiring Harness If you have the optional trailering package, your vehicle will have an eight wire harness, including the center high mounted stoplamp battery feed wire. The harness is stored on the passenger’s side of the vehicle near the rear wheel well. This harness has a 30 amp battery feed wire and no connector, and should be wired by a qualified electrical technician.

  • Page 221

    NOTES 4-42...

  • Page 222

    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 Cooling System Engine Fan Noise If a Tire Goes Flat Changing a Flat Tire Compact Spare Tire If You’re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow...

  • Page 223

    Hazard Warning Flashers Your hazard warning flashers let you warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off. The hazard warning flasher button is located on top of the steering column.

  • Page 224

    Other Warning Devices If you carry reflective triangles, you can set one up at the side of the road about 300 feet (100 m) behind your vehicle. Jump Starting If your battery has run down, you may want to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your vehicle.

  • Page 225

    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.

  • Page 226

    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 jump starting stud.

  • Page 227

    8. Now connect the black negative ( to the good battery’s negative ( Don’t let the other end touch anything until the next step. 9. The other end of the negative ( to the dead battery. It goes to a negative jump starting stud located near the battery.

  • Page 228

    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.

  • Page 229

    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. Just turn it off and get everyone away from the vehicle until it cools down.

  • Page 230

    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.

  • Page 231

    Cooling System 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. 5-10 When the engine is cold, the coolant level should be at the ADD mark.

  • Page 232

    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.

  • Page 233

    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...

  • Page 234

    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.

  • Page 235

    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.

  • Page 236

    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. (Don’t press down while turning the pressure cap.) If you hear a hiss, wait for that to stop.

  • Page 237

    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.) 5-16 COOL 4. Then fill the coolant recovery tank to the ADD mark. 5.

  • Page 238

    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...

  • Page 239

    Engine Fan Noise This vehicle has a clutched engine cooling fan. When the clutch is engaged, the fan spins faster to provide more air to cool the engine. In most everyday driving conditions, the clutch is not fully engaged. This improves fuel economy and reduces fan noise.

  • Page 240

    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.

  • Page 241

    Removing the Spare Tire and Tools The jacking equipment you’ll need is stored by your vehicle’s rear doors, along the passenger’s side wall. Remove your jack cover by pulling it away from the side wall and down to release the tabs securing the top of the cover.

  • Page 242

    Your spare tire is stored underneath the rear of your vehicle. You will use the ratchet and extension to lower the spare tire. The ratchet has an UP side. It also has a DOWN side. Attach the ratchet, with the DOWN side facing you, to the extension.

  • Page 243

    Put the flat end of the extension on an angle through the hole in the rear door frame, above the bumper. Be sure the flat end connects into the hoist shaft. Turn the ratchet counterclockwise to lower the spare tire to the ground.

  • Page 244

    The tools you’ll be using include the jack (A), wheel blocks (B), extension (C) and ratchet (D). Removing the Wheel Covers You will have to take off hub caps or wheel nut caps to reach your wheel nuts. Styled Steel Wheel Shown If you have a standard steel wheel, carefully pry along the edge of the hub cap until it comes off.

  • Page 245

    Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire 1. Before you start, block the front and rear of the tire farthest away from the one being changed. Then put your spare tire near the flat tire. 5-24 2. With the DOWN side facing you, use the ratchet and socket to loosen all the wheel nuts.

  • Page 246

    4. Attach the ratchet to the extension with the UP side facing you. 5. Turn the ratchet clockwise. That will raise the jack lift head a little. 6. Position the jack under the vehicle. 5-25...

  • Page 247

    Front Position Rear Position 5-26...

  • Page 248

    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. CAUTION: Raising your vehicle with the jack improperly positioned can damage the vehicle and even make the vehicle fall.

  • Page 249

    9. Remove any rust or dirt from the wheel bolts, mounting surfaces and spare wheel. CAUTION: Rust or dirt on the wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make the wheel nuts become loose after a time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident.

  • Page 250

    12. Tighten the wheel nuts firmly in a crisscross sequence as shown. Turn the ratchet clockwise with the UP mark facing you. 11. Lower the vehicle by turning the ratchet counterclockwise. Lower the jack completely. 5-29...

  • Page 251

    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. If you have to replace them, be sure to get new GM original equipment wheel nuts.

  • Page 252

    Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools CAUTION: Storing a jack, a tire or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or collision, loose equipment could strike someone. Store all these in the proper place.

  • Page 253

    5. Make sure the tire is stored securely. Push, pull, and then try to rotate or turn the tire. If the tire moves, use ratchet/wheel wrench to tighten the cable. Return the jacking equipment to its proper location. 5-32 Compact Spare Tire Although the compact spare tire was fully inflated when your vehicle was new, it can lose air after a time.

  • Page 254

    NOTICE: When the compact spare is installed, don’t take your vehicle through an automatic car wash with guide rails. The compact spare can get caught on the rails. That can damage the tire and wheel, and maybe other parts of your vehicle. Don’t use your compact spare on other vehicles.

  • Page 255

    NOTICE: Spinning your wheels can destroy parts of your vehicle as well as the tires. If you spin the wheels too fast while shifting your transmission back and forth, you can destroy your transmission. For information about using tire chains on your vehicle, see “Tire Chains”...

  • Page 256

    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.

  • Page 257

    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 258

    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.

  • Page 259

    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.

  • Page 260

    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 261

    While refueling, place the cap in the holder on the fuel filler door. To remove the cap, turn it slowly to the left (counterclockwise). The cap has a spring in it; if you let go of the cap too soon, it will spring back to the right. CAUTION: If you get gasoline on yourself and then something ignites it, you could be badly burned.

  • Page 262

    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.

  • Page 263

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

  • Page 264

    Then go to the front of the vehicle and release the secondary hood release. Lift the hood, release the hood prop from its retainer and put the hood prop into the slot in the hood.

  • Page 265

    When you open the hood, this is what you will see: A. Windshield Washer Fluid Fill Location B. Coolant Fill Location C. Oil Dipstick Location D. Transmission Dipstick/Fill Location E. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 6-10 F. Engine Oil Fill Location G. Brake Master Cylinder Reservoir H.

  • Page 266

    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 and close it firmly.

  • Page 267

    Turn off the engine and give the oil several minutes to drain back into the oil pan. If you don’t, the oil dipstick might not show the actual level. Pull out the dipstick and clean it with a paper towel or cloth, then push it back in all the way.

  • Page 268

    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.

  • Page 269

    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 270

    If none of them is true, use the long trip/highway maintenance schedule. Change the oil and filter every 7,500 miles (12 500 km) or 12 months occurs first. Driving a vehicle with a fully warmed engine under highway conditions causes engine oil to break down slower.

  • Page 271

    2. Remove the instrument panel extension by removing the two nuts that secure it in place. The nuts are located at the bottom of the extension on the driver’s and passenger’s side corners. 6-16 3. Remove the screws located near the top on each side of the extension.

  • Page 272

    4. Disconnect the electrical connectors and set the 5. Grasp the top of the heater duct and pull down gently extension aside. to remove it. 6-17...

  • Page 273

    6. Remove the two bolts at the engine cover. The bolts are not supposed to come out of the cover, only from the front of the dash. When removing the cover, be careful not to damage the instrument panel or the trim. 7.

  • Page 274

    Installing the Engine Cover 1. Lift the engine cover into the vehicle and slide it all the way forward. Make sure the rubber seal is over the latches. 2. Install the two bolts at the engine cover. 3. Put the heater duct over the engine cover studs. Push up on the duct gently until it snaps into place.

  • Page 275

    CAUTION: Operating the engine with the air cleaner/filter off can cause you or others to be burned. The air cleaner not only cleans the air, it stops flame if the engine backfires. If it isn’t there, and the engine backfires, you could be burned. Don’t drive with it off, and be careful working on the engine with the air cleaner/filter off.

  • Page 276

    How to Check Because this operation can be a little difficult, you may choose to have this done at the dealership service department. If you do it yourself, be sure to follow all the instructions here, or you could get a false reading on the dipstick.

  • Page 277

    Checking the Fluid Level Prepare your vehicle as follows: Park your vehicle on a level place. Keep the engine running. With the parking brake applied, place the shift lever in PARK (P). With your foot on the brake pedal, move the shift lever through each gear range, pausing for about three seconds in each range.

  • Page 278

    3. Check both sides of the dipstick, and read the lower level. The fluid level must be in the COLD area, below the cross hatched area, for a cold check or in the HOT area or cross hatched area for a hot check. 4.

  • Page 279

    Wheel Drive If you have an all wheel drive vehicle, be sure to perform the lubricant checks described in this section. 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.

  • Page 280

    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’ll need to add some lubricant.

  • Page 281

    What to Use Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of lubricant to use. See “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in the Index. Engine Coolant The cooling system in your vehicle is filled with COOL R engine coolant. This coolant is designed to remain in your vehicle for 5 years or 150,000 miles (240 000 km), whichever occurs first, if you add only COOL R extended life coolant.

  • Page 282

    CAUTION: Adding only plain water to your cooling system can be dangerous. Plain water, or some other liquid like alcohol, can boil before the proper coolant mixture will. Your vehicle’s coolant warning system is set for the proper coolant mixture. With plain water or the wrong mixture, your engine could get too hot but you wouldn’t get the overheat warning.

  • Page 283

    Checking Coolant The vehicle must be on a level surface. When your engine is cold, the coolant level should be at ADD, or a little higher. When your engine is warm, the level should be up to FULL HOT, or a little higher. Adding Coolant If you need more coolant, add the proper DEX coolant mixture at the coolant recovery tank.

  • Page 284

    Occasionally check the coolant level in the radiator. For information on how to add coolant to the radiator, see “Cooling System” in the Index. 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.

  • Page 285

    Power Steering Fluid When to Check Power Steering Fluid It is not necessary to regularly check power steering fluid unless you suspect there is a leak in the system or you hear an unusual noise. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem.

  • Page 286

    Windshield Washer Fluid What to Use When you need windshield washer fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions before use. If you will be operating your vehicle in an area where the temperature may fall below freezing, use a fluid that has sufficient protection against freezing.

  • Page 287

    Brakes Brake Fluid Your brake master cylinder reservoir is here. It is filled with DOT 3 brake fluid. There are only two reasons why the brake fluid level in the reservoir might go down. The first is that the brake fluid goes down to an acceptable level during normal brake lining wear.

  • Page 288

    Checking Brake Fluid You can check the brake fluid without taking off the cap. Just look at the brake fluid reservoir. The fluid level should be above MIN. If it isn’t, have your brake system checked to see if there is a leak. After work is done on the brake hydraulic system, make sure the level is above the MIN but not over the MAX mark.

  • Page 289

    NOTICE: Using the wrong fluid can badly damage brake system parts. For example, just a few drops of mineral based oil, such as engine oil, in your brake system can damage brake system parts so badly that they’ll have to be replaced.

  • Page 290

    Your rear drum brakes don’t have wear indicators, but if you ever hear a rear brake rubbing noise, have the rear brake linings inspected immediately. Also, the rear brake drums should be removed and inspected each time the tires are removed for rotation or changing. When you have the front brake pads replaced, have the rear brakes inspected, too.

  • Page 291

    Vehicle Storage If you’re not going to drive your vehicle for 25 days or more, remove the black, negative ( battery. This will help keep your battery from running down. CAUTION: Batteries have acid that can burn you and gas that can explode.

  • Page 292

    Headlamps Sealed Beam Lamps 1. Remove the four retainer screws and the retainer. 2. Pull the connector out and unplug the lamp. 3. Plug the new lamp into the connector. 4. Reverse Steps 1 and 2 to reinstall the headlamp. 6-37...

  • Page 293

    Composite Headlamps 1. Open the hood. 2. Remove the two screws from the sidemarker/turn signal lamp. 6-38 3. Completely remove the sidemarker/turn signal lamp by pulling out the assembly and disconnecting the sidemarker/turn signal lamp sockets from the lamp.

  • Page 294

    4. Remove the screw located behind the corner reflector to remove the entire corner reflector. 5. Remove the remaining three screws; the first one from the corner reflector pocket and the two remaining from the composite assembly. 6-39...

  • Page 295

    6. Remove the composite assembly. 7. Turn the halogen bulb counterclockwise to remove from the assembly. 8. Install the new bulb into the composite assembly by turning it clockwise until it is completely tightened. 9. Replace the composite assembly by installing and tightening all of the screws previously removed.

  • Page 296

    Taillamps 1. Open the rear door. 2. Remove the two screws from behind the door. 3. Pull out the taillamp assembly so you can see the socket. 6-41...

  • Page 297

    4. Press the tab and turn the socket counterclockwise to remove the socket from the bezel. If the socket does not have a tab, turn the socket counterclockwise to remove the socket from the bezel. 5. Reverse Steps 1 through 4 to reinstall the taillamp. 6-42 Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Windshield wiper blades should be inspected at least...

  • Page 298

    Tires Your new vehicle comes with high a leading tire manufacturer. If you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your GM Warranty booklet for details. CAUTION: Poorly maintained and improperly used tires are dangerous. Overloading your tires can cause overheating as a result of too much friction.

  • Page 299

    NOTICE: Don’t let anyone tell you that underinflation or overinflation is all right. It’s not. If your tires don’t have enough air (underinflation), you can get the following: Too much flexing Too much heat Tire overloading Bad wear Bad handling Bad fuel economy.

  • Page 300

    The purpose of regular rotation is to achieve more uniform wear for all tires on the vehicle. The first rotation is the most important. See “Scheduled Maintenance Services” in the Index for scheduled rotation intervals. When rotating your tires, always use the correct rotation pattern shown here.

  • Page 301

    When It’s Time for New Tires One way to tell when it’s time for new tires is to check the treadwear indicators, which will appear when your tires have only 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) or less of tread remaining. You need a new tire if any of the following statements are true: You can see the indicators at three or more places around the tire.

  • Page 302

    CAUTION: If you use bias ply tires on your vehicle, the wheel rim flanges could develop cracks after many miles of driving. A tire and/or wheel could fail suddenly, causing a crash. Use only radial tires with the wheels on your vehicle. Uniform Tire Quality Grading The following information relates to the system developed by the United States National Highway...

  • Page 303

    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.

  • Page 304

    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.

  • Page 305

    Tire Chains NOTICE: If your vehicle has P235/65R15 size tires, don’t use tire chains. They can damage your vehicle because there’s not enough clearance. Use another type of traction device only if its manufacturer recommends it for use on your vehicle and tire size combination and road conditions.

  • Page 306

    Appearance Care Remember, cleaning products can be hazardous. Some are toxic. Others can burst into flame if you strike a match or get them on a hot part of the vehicle. Some are dangerous if you breathe their fumes in a closed space. When you use anything from a container to clean your vehicle, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s warnings and instructions.

  • Page 307

    Here are some cleaning tips: Always read the instructions on the cleaner label. Clean up stains as soon as you can Carefully scrape off any excess stain. Use a clean cloth or sponge, and change to a clean area often. A soft brush may be used if stains are stubborn.

  • Page 308

    Cleaning Vinyl Use warm water and a clean cloth. Rub with a clean, damp cloth to remove dirt. You may have to do it more than once. Things like tar, asphalt and shoe polish will stain if you don’t get them off quickly. Use a clean cloth and a vinyl/leather cleaner.

  • Page 309

    Cleaning Glass Surfaces Glass should be cleaned often. GM Glass Cleaner or a liquid household glass cleaner will remove normal tobacco smoke and dust films on interior glass. (See “Appearance Care and Materials” in the Index.) Don’t use abrasive cleaners on glass, because they may cause scratches.

  • Page 310

    You can get GM approved cleaning products from your dealer. (See “Appearance Care and Materials” in the Index.) Don’t use cleaning agents that are petroleum based, or that contain acid or abrasives. All cleaning agents should be flushed promptly and not allowed to dry on the surface, or they could stain.

  • Page 311

    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.

  • Page 312

    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.

  • Page 313

    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.

  • Page 314

    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.

  • Page 315

    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.

  • Page 316

    Fuses and Circuit Breakers The wiring circuits in your vehicle are protected from short circuits by a combination of fuses, circuit breakers and fusible thermal links. This greatly reduces the chance of fires caused by electrical problems. Look at the silver colored band inside the fuse.

  • Page 317

    Instrument Panel Fuse Block The fuse block is on the lower portion of the instrument panel on the driver’s side. 6-62 Fuse/Circuit Usage Breaker Stop/Turn/Hazard Lamps, CHMSL, ABS Radio ACCY, RR Seat Audio Controls Courtesy Lamps, Glove Box Lamp, Dome Reading Lamps, Vanity Mirror Lamps, Courtesy Lamps...

  • Page 318

    Fuse/Circuit Usage Breaker DRL Relay, Instrument Panel Cluster Rear Defogger Cruise Module, TBC Module, Instrument Panel Cluster, Cruise Control Switch, Electrochromic Mirror Power Outlets, DLC, Subwoofer Amplifier Crank Circuit Fuse, Park/Neutral Switch, Starter Enable Relay License Plate Lamp, Taillamps, Parking Lamps, Ashtray Lamp, Panel Lights, Trailer Taillamps, Front and Rear Sidemarker Lamps, Door Switch Illumination,...

  • Page 319

    Fuse/Circuit Usage Breaker Instrument Panel Radio: ATC (Main Feed), 2000 Series (Standby) PRNDL/ Odometer, TCC Enable and PWM Solenoid, Shift A and Shift B Solenoids, 3 Solenoid, Instrument Panel Cluster, VCM Module Pwr Adj Mirrors Not Used Rear Wiper, Rear Washer Pump Not Used (Circuit Breaker) Power Door Lock Relay, 6...

  • Page 320

    Feed Usage AUX B Upfitter Battery Feed AUX A Upfitter Accessory Feed Relay AUX RR A/C Relay (Rear Heat and A/C) Upfitter ACCY Relay Starter Enable Relay A/C Enable Relay Headlamps Relay Fuel Pump Relay Fuse/Circuit Breaker Usage UPFITTER BATT Upfitter Battery Power Stud, Trailer Wiring Harness UPFITTER...

  • Page 321

    Fuse/Circuit Breaker Usage Fuel Pump Relay and Motor, VCM, Oil Pressure Switch/Sender HORN Horn Relay and Horn A/C COMP A/C Enable Relay and Compressor RR HTR/AC Rear Heater and A/C Active Transfer Case FRT HVAC Front Heater and A/C Oxygen Sensors, Camshaft Position Sensor, Mass Air Flow Sensor, Evaporative Emission Canister Vent Solenoid...

  • Page 322

    Replacement Bulbs Exterior Lamps Halogen Headlamps Sealed Beam Halogen Headlamps Composite Halogen Headlamps Composite Parking, Turn Signal Lamps Rear, Stoplamps Sidemarker Lamps Back up Lamps Quantity Trade No. H6054 9006 (Low Beam) 9005 (High Beam) 3157NA 2057 1156 6-67...

  • Page 323

    Capacities and Specifications All capacities are approximate. English and metric conversions are given. See refrigerant charge label under the hood for charge capacity information and requirements. Please refer to “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in the Index for more information. Engine Specifications Engine .

  • Page 324

    Front Axle Capacity Front Axle ..... Rear Axle Capacity Standard Rear Axle ....Locking Rear Axle .

  • Page 325

    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...

  • Page 326

    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.

  • Page 327

    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.

  • Page 328

    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.

  • Page 329

    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.

  • Page 330

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

  • Page 331

    Scheduled Maintenance Long Trip/Highway Intervals Every 7,500 Miles (12 500 km): Engine Oil and Filter Change (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). Chassis Lubrication (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). Drive Axle Service. Tire Rotation. Every 15,000 Miles (25 000 km): Automatic Transmission Service (severe conditions only).

  • Page 332

    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.

  • Page 333

    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.

  • Page 334

    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance 9,000 Miles (15 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking.

  • Page 335

    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance 15,000 Miles (25 000 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 #.) Inspect engine air cleaner filter if you are driving in dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary.

  • Page 336

    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance 18,000 Miles (30 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking.

  • Page 337

    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 **.) Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) 27,000 Miles (45 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).

  • Page 338

    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance 30,000 Miles (50 000 km) Continued For Two Wheel Drive vehicles only: Clean and repack the front wheel bearings (or at each brake relining, whichever occurs first). Replace fuel filter. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote Replace engine air cleaner filter.

  • Page 339

    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance 33,000 Miles (55 000 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 340

    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance 39,000 Miles (65 000 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 341

    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.

  • Page 342

    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.

  • Page 343

    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.

  • Page 344

    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.

  • Page 345

    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. Replace fuel filter. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information.

  • Page 346

    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance 66,000 Miles (110 000 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 347

    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance 72,000 Miles (120 000 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 348

    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance 75,000 Miles (125 000 km) (Continued) Change automatic transmission fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions: – In heavy city traffic where the outside temperature regularly reaches F (32 C) or higher.

  • Page 349

    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 **.) Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) 81,000 Miles (135 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).

  • Page 350

    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance 87,000 Miles (145 000 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 351

    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance Change automatic transmission fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions: – In heavy city traffic where the outside temperature regularly reaches F (32 C) or higher. – In hilly or mountainous terrain. –...

  • Page 352

    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance 93,000 Miles (155 000 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 **.) 96,000 Miles (160 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).

  • Page 353

    Short Trip/City 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 354

    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).

  • Page 355

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

  • Page 356

    Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance 15,000 Miles (25 000 km) (Continued) Change automatic transmission fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions: – In heavy city traffic where the outside temperature regularly reaches 90 _ F (32 _ C) or higher.

  • Page 357

    Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance 30,000 Miles (50 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking.

  • Page 358

    Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance 30,000 Miles (50 000 km) (Continued) Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) Replace fuel filter. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service.

  • Page 359

    Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance 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 360

    Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance 52,500 Miles (87 500 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking.

  • Page 361

    Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance Change automatic transmission fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions: – In heavy city traffic where the outside temperature regularly reaches F (32 C) or higher. – In hilly or mountainous terrain. –...

  • Page 362

    Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance 67,500 Miles (112 500 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 363

    Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance Change automatic transmission fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions: – In heavy city traffic where the outside temperature regularly reaches 90 _ F (32 _ C) or higher. –...

  • Page 364

    Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance 90,000 Miles (150 000 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.

  • Page 365

    Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance Replace fuel filter. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote Replace engine 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).

  • Page 366

    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 367

    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 368

    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.

  • Page 369

    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 body door hinges, the body hood, fuel door and rear compartment hinges, latches and locks including interior glove box and console doors, hood latch assembly, secondary latch, pivots, spring anchor, release pawl and any moving seat hardware.

  • Page 370

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

  • Page 371

    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.

  • Page 372

    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.

  • Page 373

    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.

  • Page 374

    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.

  • Page 375

    USAGE FLUID/LUBRICANT Multi Purpose Lubricant, Lock Cylinders Superlube (GM Part No. 12346241 or equivalent). Chassis Chassis Lubricant (GM Part Lubrication No. 12377985 or equivalent) or lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI # 2, Category LB or GC Front Wheel Bearing Lubricant meeting Wheel Bearings requirements of NLGI # 2, Category GC or GC...

  • Page 376

    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 7-52 Services”...

  • Page 377

    Maintenance Record ODOMETER DATE SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED READING 7-53...

  • Page 378

    Maintenance Record ODOMETER DATE SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED READING 7-54...

  • Page 379

    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...

  • Page 380

    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 381

    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 382

    Canada can dial 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.

  • Page 383

    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 384

    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...

  • Page 385

    A service representative will provide assistance when you call. The Roadside Assistance services listed are available to retail and retail lease customers operating 2000 GMC light duty trucks for a period of 3 years/36,000 miles (60 000 km). All services must be pre GMC Roadside Assistance.

  • Page 386

    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,...

  • Page 387

    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.

  • Page 388

    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.

  • Page 389

    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).

  • Page 390

    2000 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.)

  • Page 391

    (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.

Comments to this Manuals

Symbols: 0

Latest comments:

×

Select the desired size and copy embed code

Copy your embed code and put on your site: