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The 1999 Chevrolet Lumina Owner's Manual
Seats and Restraint Systems
This section tells you how to use your seats and safety belts properly. It also explains the air bag system.
Features and Controls
This section explains how to start and operate your vehicle.
Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
This section tells you how to adjust the ventilation and comfort controls and how to operate your audio system.
Your Driving and the Road
Here you'll find helpful information and tips about the road and how to drive under different conditions.
Problems on the Road
This section tells you what to do if you have a problem while driving, such as a flat tire or overheated engine, etc.
Service and Appearance Care
Here the manual tells you how to keep your vehicle running properly and looking good.
Maintenance Schedule
This section tells you when to perform vehicle maintenance and what fluids and lubricants to use.
Customer Assistance Information
This section tells you how to contact Chevrolet for assistance and how to get service and owner publications.
It also gives you information on "Reporting Safety Defects" on page 8
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   Summary of Contents for Chevrolet 1999 Lumina

  • Page 1 This section tells you when to perform vehicle maintenance and what fluids and lubricants to use. Customer Assistance Information This section tells you how to contact Chevrolet for assistance and how to get service and owner publications. It also gives you information on “Reporting Safety Defects” on page 8 Index Here’s an alphabetical listing of almost every subject in this manual.
  • Page 2 For vehicles first sold in Canada, substitute the name “General Motors of Canada Limited” for Chevrolet Motor Division whenever it appears in this manual. Please keep this manual in your vehicle, so it will be there if you ever need it when you’re on the road.
  • Page 3 You have selected a vehicle designed, engineered and crafted by teamwork, a Louis Chevrolet, the other half of the team, at the wheel of his experimental “Classic Six,” which entered production in 1912. That year 2999 vehicles were produced.
  • Page 4 The Chevrolet blend of value and performance has become an American tradition -- whether bred for the racetrack like the legendary Corvette and Camaro, or In 1932 Chevrolet introduced the Synchro Mesh transmission and offered a host of accessories -- including...
  • Page 5 Camaro, and powerplants like the legendary 327 V8. The 1957 Chevy started a romance with the American public -- and was powered by an available fuel Your new Chevrolet continues a tradition of quality and value. yellowblue injected V8.
  • Page 6: How To Use This Manual

    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 7 Vehicle Damage Warnings Also, in this book you will find these notices: NOTICE: These mean there is something that could damage your vehicle. In the notice area, we tell you about something that can damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly.
  • Page 8 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 9 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 10: Way Manual Front Seat

    Seats and Seat Controls This section tells you how to adjust the seats and explains reclining seatbacks and head restraints. 2-Way Manual Front Seat CAUTION: You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver’s seat while the vehicle is moving.
  • Page 11 yellowblue Driver’s 4-Way Manual Seat (Option) Lift the handle to tilt the seat up or down. The driver’s seat may have a bar and a handle under the front edge of the seat. Lift the bar to unlock the seat and to slide it forward and backward.
  • Page 12 Driver’s Side Power Seat (Option) FRONT (A): Raise the front of the seat by holding the switch up. Hold the switch down to lower the front of the seat. CENTER (B): Move the seat forward or backward by holding the control to the front or to the back. Raise or lower the seat by holding the control up or down.
  • Page 13 But don’t have a seatback reclined if your vehicle is moving. CAUTION: Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Even if you buckle up, your safety belts can’t do their job when you’re reclined like this. The shoulder belt can’t do its job because it won’t be against your body.
  • Page 14: Head Restraints

    Head Restraints Slide the head restraint up or down so that the top of the restraint is closest to the top of your ears. This position reduces the chance of a neck injury in a crash. Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly.
  • Page 15 Your vehicle has a light that comes on as a reminder to buckle up. (See “Safety Belt Reminder Light” in the Index.) In most states and Canadian provinces, the law says to wear safety belts. Here’s why: They work. You never 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.
  • Page 16: Why Safety Belts Work

    yellowblue Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. Put someone on it. Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it’s just a seat on wheels.
  • Page 17 Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn’t stop. The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... yellowblue...
  • Page 18 yellowblue or the instrument panel ... or the safety belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more time to stop. You stop over more distance, and your strongest bones take the forces. That’s why safety belts make such good sense.
  • Page 19 Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts and the Answers Won’t I be trapped in the vehicle after an accident if I’m wearing a safety belt? You could be whether you’re wearing a safety belt or not. But you can unbuckle a safety belt, even if you’re upside down.
  • Page 20: How To Wear Safety Belts Properly

    How to Wear Safety Belts Properly Adults This part is only for people of adult size. Be aware that there are special things to know about safety belts and children. And there are different rules for smaller children and babies. If a child will be riding in your vehicle, see the part of this manual called “Children.”...
  • Page 21 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” at the end of this section. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to.
  • Page 22 Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster Before you begin to drive, move the shoulder belt adjuster to the height that is right for you. 1-14 To move it down, squeeze the release lever and the shoulder belt guide as shown and move the height adjuster to the desired position.
  • Page 23 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 24 What’s wrong with this? The belt is buckled in the wrong place. 1-16 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 25 What’s wrong with this? The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. It should be worn over the shoulder at all times. CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move too far forward, which would increase the chance of head and neck injury.
  • Page 26 What’s wrong with this? The belt is twisted across the body. 1-18 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 27: Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy

    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 28: Air Bag System

    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 29 CAUTION: You can be severely injured or killed in a crash if you aren’t wearing your safety belt have air bags. Wearing your safety belt during a crash helps reduce your chance of hitting things inside the vehicle or being ejected from it. Air bags are “supplemental restraints”...
  • Page 30 CAUTION: Children who are up against, or very close to, any air bag when it inflates can be seriously injured or killed. This is true even though your vehicle has Next Generation frontal air bags. Air bags plus lap shoulder belts offer the best protection for adults, but not for young children and infants.
  • Page 31 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. yellowblue 1-23...
  • Page 32 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 33 How does an air bag restrain? In moderate to severe frontal or near even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or the instrument panel. Air bags supplement the protection provided by safety belts. Air bags distribute the force of the impact more evenly over the occupant’s upper body, stopping the occupant more gradually.
  • Page 34 Your vehicle is equipped with a crash sensing and diagnostic module, which records information about the air bag system. The module records information about the readiness of the system, when the sensors are activated and driver’s safety belt usage at deployment.
  • Page 35: Lap Belt

    CAUTION: For up to 10 minutes after the ignition key is turned off and the battery is disconnected, an air bag can still inflate during improper service. You can be injured if you are close to an air bag when it inflates.
  • Page 36 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. 1-28 To make the belt shorter, pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug.
  • Page 37: Rear Seat Passengers

    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 38 When the shoulder belt is pulled out all the way, it will lock. If it does, let it go back all the way and start again. If the belt is not long enough, see “Safety Belt Extender” at the end of this section. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to.
  • Page 39 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. To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults Rear shoulder belt comfort guides will provide added...
  • Page 40 1. Pull the elastic cord out from between the edge of the seatback and the interior body to remove the guide from its storage clip. 1-32 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.
  • Page 41 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on top. 4. Buckle, position and release the safety belt as described in “Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions” earlier in this section.
  • Page 42 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 43 CAUTION: Never hold a baby in your arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby doesn’t weigh much crash. During a crash a baby will become so heavy you can’t hold it. For example, in a crash CAUTION: (Continued) CAUTION: (Continued) at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12 will suddenly become a 240 your arms.
  • Page 44: Child Restraints

    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 45 yellowblue A rear facing infant restraint (B) positions an infant to face the rear of the vehicle. Rear facing infant restraints are designed for infants of up to about 20 lbs. (9 kg) and about one year of age. This type of restraint faces the rear so that the infant’s head, neck and body can have the support they need in a frontal crash.
  • Page 46 yellowblue A forward facing child restraint (C E) positions a child upright to face forward in the vehicle. These forward facing restraints are designed to help protect children who are from 20 to 40 lbs. (9 to 18 kg) and about 26 to 40 inches (66 to 102 cm) in height, or up to around four years of age.
  • Page 47 yellowblue A booster seat (F, G) is designed for children who are about 40 to 60 lbs., or even up to 80 lbs. (18 to 27 kg, or even up to 36 kg), and about four to eight years of age. A booster seat is designed to improve the fit of the vehicle’s safety belt system.
  • Page 48: Where To Put The Restraint

    When choosing a child restraint, be sure the child restraint is designed to be used in a vehicle. If it is, it will have a label saying that it meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. Then follow the instructions for the restraint. You may find these instructions on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both.
  • Page 49: Top Strap

    CAUTION: A child in a child restraint in the center front seat can be badly injured or killed by the right front passenger air bag if it inflates, even though your vehicle has Next Generation frontal air bags. Never secure a child restraint in the center front seat.
  • Page 50 Some vehicles come with top strap anchors already installed for the rear seating positions. If your vehicle has top strap anchors, you’ll find them behind the rear seat on the filler panel. In order to get to a bracket, you’ll have to remove the trim cover. Once you have the top strap anchored, you’ll be ready to secure the child restraint itself.
  • Page 51 yellowblue 3. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is 4. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the the retractor to set the lock. safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 1-43...
  • Page 52 5. To tighten the belt, feed the shoulder belt back into the retractor while you push down on the child restraint. If you’re using a forward facing child restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt.
  • Page 53 CAUTION: A child in a child restraint in the center front seat can be badly injured or killed by the right front passenger air bag if it inflates even though your vehicle has Next Generation frontal air bags. Never secure a child restraint in the center front seat.
  • Page 54 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 55 CAUTION: A child in a rear facing child restraint can be seriously injured or killed if the right front passenger’s air bag inflates, even though your vehicle has Next Generation frontal air bags. This is because the back of the rear facing child restraint would be very close to the inflating air bag.
  • Page 56 5. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 1-48 6. To tighten the belt, feed the shoulder belt back into the retractor while you push down on the child restraint. You may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt.
  • Page 57 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 58 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. 1-50 What if a child is wearing a lap but the child is so small that the shoulder belt is...
  • Page 59 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 60: Safety Belt Extender

    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 61 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 62 yellowblue Keys CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don’t leave the keys in a vehicle with children.
  • Page 63 The ignition keys don’t have plugs. Your dealer or Chevrolet Roadside Assistance has the code for your keys. The door keys do have plugs. The plug has a code on it that tells your dealer or a qualified locksmith how to make extra door keys.
  • Page 64: Door Locks

    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 65: Rear Door Security Locks

    Rear Door Security Locks When these locks are set, the inside door handles will not open the rear doors. Be sure to let adults and older children know how the locks work and how to cancel them. To use the rear door security locks: 1.
  • Page 66 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 67: Battery Replacement

    Operation Press UNLOCK once to unlock the driver’s door. Press UNLOCK again within five seconds to unlock all remaining doors; pressing UNLOCK will also cause the vehicle’s interior lamps to come on for a period of time. (See “Sustained Interior Illumination” in the Index for more details.) To lock both doors, press LOCK.
  • Page 68 NOTICE: When replacing the battery, use care not to touch any of the circuitry. Static from your body transferred to these surfaces may damage the transmitter. To replace the battery: 1. Insert a flat object like a dime into the slot on the back of the transmitter.
  • Page 69 Resynchronization Resynchronization may be necessary due to the security method used by this remote keyless entry system. The transmitter does not send the same signal twice to the receiver. The receiver will not respond to a signal it has previously been sent. This prevents someone from recording and playing back the signal from the transmitter.
  • Page 70: Trunk Lock

    Trunk Lock To unlock the trunk from the outside, insert the door key and turn it. You can also use the remote keyless entry transmitter (if equipped). Just press the trunk symbol on the transmitter, making sure your shift lever is in PARK (P).
  • Page 71 Parking Lots If you park in a lot where someone will be watching your vehicle, it’s best to lock it up and take your keys. But what if you have to leave your ignition key? If possible, park in a busy, well lit area. Put your valuables in a storage area, like your trunk or glove box.
  • Page 72 If you lose or damage a PASS your dealer or a locksmith who can service PASS to have a new key made. In an emergency, call the Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Center at Key II. CHEV Key II system, however, is Key II ignition key, see 8872).
  • Page 73: Ignition Positions

    New Vehicle “Break In” NOTICE: Your vehicle doesn’t need an elaborate “break in.” But it will perform better in the long run if you follow these guidelines: Don’t drive at any one speed slow for the first 500 miles (805 km). Don’t make full throttle starts.
  • Page 74 With the ignition key in the ignition switch, you can turn the switch to five positions. ACC (A): The accessory position lets you use things like the radio and windshield wipers when the engine is off. To use ACC, push in the key and turn it toward you. Your steering wheel will stay locked.
  • Page 75 Starting Your 3100 V6 Engine Move your shift lever to PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). Your engine won’t start in any other position safety feature. To restart when you’re already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only. NOTICE: Don’t try to shift to PARK (P) if your vehicle is moving.
  • Page 76: Starting Your 3800 Series Ii V6 Engine

    NOTICE: Your engine is designed to work with the electronics in your vehicle. If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. Before adding electrical equipment, check with your dealer. If you don’t, your engine might not perform properly. If you ever have to have your vehicle towed, see the part of this manual that tells how to do it without damaging your vehicle.
  • Page 77 3. If your engine still won’t start (or starts but then stops), it could be flooded with too much gasoline. Try pushing your accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and holding it there as you hold the key in START for about three seconds.
  • Page 78: Automatic Transaxle Operation

    To Use the Engine Coolant Heater 1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open the hood and unwrap the electrical cord. The cord is located behind the vehicle’s passenger side headlamp fixture. 3. Plug it into a normal, grounded 110 CAUTION: Plugging the cord into an ungrounded outlet could cause an electrical shock.
  • Page 79 There are several different positions for your shift lever. PARK (P): This locks your front 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 80 NEUTRAL (N): In this position, your engine doesn’t connect with the wheels. To restart when you’re already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only. Also, use NEUTRAL (N) when your vehicle is being towed. CAUTION: Shifting out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) while your engine is “racing”...
  • Page 81 DRIVE (D): This position is also used for normal driving, but it offers more power and lower fuel economy than AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE ( Here are some times you might choose DRIVE (D) instead of AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE ( When driving on hilly, winding roads. When towing a trailer, so there is less shifting between gears.
  • Page 82: Parking Brake

    FIRST (1): This position gives you even more power (but lower fuel economy) than SECOND (2). You can use it on very steep hills, or in deep snow or mud. If the shift lever is put in FIRST (1), the transaxle won’t shift into first gear until the vehicle is going slowly enough.
  • Page 83 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 any hill, see “Towing a Trailer”...
  • Page 84 Column Shift 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. 2-24 Move the lever up as far as it will go. 3.
  • Page 85 Console Shift 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: Hold in the button on the lever and push the lever all the way toward the front of your vehicle.
  • Page 86: Torque Lock

    Torque Lock If you are parking on a hill and you don’t shift your transaxle into PARK (P) properly, the weight of the vehicle may put too much force on the parking pawl in the transaxle. You may find it difficult to pull the shift lever out of PARK (P).
  • Page 87: Parking Over Things That Burn

    If you cannot shift out of PARK (P), ease pressure on the shift lever by pushing it all the way into PARK (P) while keeping the brake pedal pushed down. Release the shift lever button if you have a console shift. Then move the shift lever out of PARK (P), being sure to press the shift lever button if you have a console shift.
  • Page 88: Engine Exhaust

    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 89 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 90: Tilt Wheel

    The driver’s window switch has an auto This switch is labeled AUTO. Tap the rear of the switch, and the driver’s window will open a small amount. If the rear of the switch is pressed all the way down, the window will go all the way down.
  • Page 91: Turn Signal And Lane Change Indicator

    Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever The lever on the left side of the steering column includes your: Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer Windshield Wipers Windshield Washer Cruise Control (If Equipped) Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator The turn signal has two upward (for right) and two downward (for left) positions.
  • Page 92: Windshield Wipers

    As you signal a turn or a lane change, if the arrow flashes faster than normal, a signal bulb may be burned out and other drivers won’t see your turn signal. If a bulb is burned out, replace it to help avoid an accident.
  • Page 93: Windshield Washer

    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 damaged, get new blades or blade inserts. Heavy snow or ice can overload your wipers. A circuit breaker will stop them until the motor cools.
  • Page 94 CAUTION: Cruise control can be dangerous where you can’t drive safely at a steady speed. So, don’t use your cruise control on winding roads or in heavy traffic. Cruise control can be dangerous on slippery roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause needless wheel spinning, and you could lose control.
  • Page 95 Move the cruise switch from ON to R/A. Hold it there until you get up to the speed you want, then release the switch. (To increase your speed in very small amounts, move the switch to R/A. Each time you do this, your vehicle will go about 1 mph (1.6 km/h) faster.) The accelerate feature will only work after you set the cruise control speed by pushing the SET button.
  • Page 96: Exterior Lamps

    Exterior Lamps The lamp controls are on the instrument panel. They control these systems: Headlamps Taillamps Parking Lamps License Lamps Sidemarker Lamps Instrument Panel Lights Courtesy Lamps 2-36 Turn the knob to this symbol (B) to turn on the parking and other operating lamps without the headlamps.
  • Page 97: Courtesy Lamps

    When the DRL are on, only your reduced intensity high beam headlamps will be on. The taillamps, sidemarker and other lamps won’t be on. Your instrument panel won’t be lit up either. When it’s dark enough outside, your DRL will turn off and your low beam headlamps will illuminate.
  • Page 98 If you open a door, the lamps will stay on while it’s open and then turn off automatically about 18 seconds after you close it. If you don’t open a door, the lamps will turn off after about 18 seconds, unless you press UNLOCK or the trunk symbol on the remote keyless entry transmitter.
  • Page 99 Battery Saver Your vehicle has a feature to help prevent you from draining the battery, in case you accidentally leave the courtesy lamps on. If you leave the dial turned all the way up, or if you leave a door open, the lamps will automatically turn off after 10 minutes if the ignition is off.
  • Page 100: Glove Box

    Convex Outside Mirror Your passenger’s side mirror is convex. A convex mirror’s surface is curved so you can see more from the driver’s seat. CAUTION: A convex mirror can make things (like other vehicles) look farther away than they really are. If you cut too sharply into the right lane, you could hit a vehicle on your right.
  • Page 101: Center Console

    Door Storage Compartments Each of the doors has a storage compartment. Center Console To open the storage area, press the button and lift the cover. The console has a cassette and CD storage bin and a cupholder. To use the cupholder for large cups, remove the insert.
  • Page 102: Sun Visors

    Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter The center front ashtray may be on the instrument panel or on the console. To remove the instrument panel ashtray, open it, push down on the locking tab and pull out the ashtray. Your vehicle may be equipped with a rear ashtray. It is located within a small door at the rear of your console.
  • Page 103 Floor Mats (Option) View A Installation 1. Move the driver’s seat to its most rearward position. 2. Place the driver’s side floor mat in the vehicle with the rear of the mat against the left (outboard) front edge of the seat track mounting bracket (see view A). 3.
  • Page 104 Usage To remove the mat, pull up on the rear of the mat to unsnap it from the locator post (see view B). To re install the mat, align the grommet in the mat over the locator post and push down to snap the mat into place (see view B).
  • Page 105 The sunroof glass panel cannot be opened or closed if your vehicle has an electrical failure. Cellular Telephone (Option) Your vehicle has been prewired for dealer installation of a Chevrolet fixed mobile or portable hand cellular telephone. For more information, see your Chevrolet dealer. OnStar...
  • Page 106 yellowblue The Instrument Panel Your Information System 2-46...
  • Page 107 A. Vents B. Instrument Panel Cluster C. Climate Controls/Rear Window Defogger D. Glove Box E. Audio System F. Ashtray and Cigarette Lighter G. Remote Trunk Release H. Lamp Controls yellowblue 2-47...
  • Page 108: Instrument Panel Cluster

    yellowblue Instrument Panel Cluster Standard Cluster: United States Version Shown, Canadian 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 is in your tank and many other things you need to drive safely and economically.
  • Page 109 yellowblue Optional Cluster: United States Version Shown, Canadian Similar 2-49...
  • Page 110 Speedometer/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 in kilometers (used in Canada).
  • Page 111: Safety Belt Reminder Light

    Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators This part describes the warning lights and gages that may be on your vehicle. The pictures will help you locate them. Warning lights and gages can signal that something is wrong before it becomes serious enough to cause an expensive repair or replacement.
  • Page 112: Air Bag Readiness Light

    Air Bag Readiness Light There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows AIR BAG or the air bag symbol. The system checks the air bag’s electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem.
  • Page 113 If the warning light comes on, there is a brake problem. Have your brake system inspected right away. 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.
  • Page 114 Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light (Option) With the anti system, this light will come on when you start your engine and it will stay on for three seconds. That’s normal. If the light comes on when you’re driving, you don’t have anti lock brakes and there could be a problem with your regular brakes.
  • Page 115 Anti-Lock Brake System Active Light (Option) When your anti is adjusting brake pressure to help avoid a braking skid, the anti active light will come on. Slippery road conditions may exist if this light comes on, so adjust your driving accordingly. The light will stay on for a few seconds after the system stops adjusting brake pressure.
  • Page 116: Engine Coolant Temperature Gage

    Engine Coolant Temperature Gage You have a gage that shows the engine coolant temperature. If the gage pointer moves into the red area, your engine is too hot! That reading means the same thing as the warning light. 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 117: Malfunction Indicator Lamp

    Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light) Your vehicle is equipped with a computer which monitors operation of the fuel, ignition and emission control systems. This system is called OBD II (On Board Diagnostics Second Generation) and is intended to assure that emissions are at acceptable levels for the life of the vehicle, helping to produce a cleaner environment.
  • Page 118 This light should come on, as a check to show you it is working, when the ignition is on and the engine is not running. If the light doesn’t come on, have it repaired. This light will also come on during a malfunction in one of two ways: Light Flashing A misfire condition has been...
  • Page 119 Are you low on fuel? As your engine starts to run out of fuel, your engine may not run as efficiently as designed since small amounts of air are sucked into the fuel line causing a misfire. The system can detect this. Adding fuel should correct this condition.
  • Page 120: Low Oil Level Light

    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 121: Security Light

    Change Oil Soon Light The CHG OIL SOON light should come on briefly as a bulb check when you start the engine. If the light doesn’t come on, have it serviced. If the CHG OIL SOON light comes on and stays on after you start the engine, have the oil changed.
  • Page 122: Fuel Gage

    Fuel Gage Your fuel gage tells you about how much fuel you have left when the ignition is on. When the indicator nears EMPTY (E), you still have a little fuel left, but you should get more soon. 2-62 Here are four things that some owners ask about. All these things are normal and do not indicate that anything is wrong with the fuel gage.
  • Page 123 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 Air Conditioning Heating Defogging and Defrosting...
  • Page 124 Comfort Controls Air Conditioning with Electronic Controls With these systems, you can control the heating, cooling and ventilation in your vehicle. The systems work best if you keep your windows closed while using them. Fan Knob The right knob with the fan symbol controls the force of air you want.
  • Page 125 Mode Knob The left knob has several settings to control the direction of airflow. For each setting, set the temperature to a comfortable setting. MAX: This setting recirculates much of the air inside your vehicle and sends it through the instrument panel outlets.
  • Page 126: Defogging And Defrosting

    Air Conditioning On very hot days, open the windows long enough to let hot, inside air escape. This reduces the A/C compressor load, which should help fuel economy. For quick cool down on very hot days, use MAX with the temperature control all the way in the blue area. If this setting is used for long periods of time, the air in your vehicle may become too dry.
  • Page 127: Ventilation System

    It will turn itself off after about 10 minutes. If you turn it on again, the defogger will only run for about five minutes before turning off. You can also turn it off by turning off the ignition or pressing the button again. Do not attach anything like a temporary vehicle license or decal across the defogger grid.
  • Page 128: Audio Systems

    When you enter a vehicle in cold weather, set the mode to FLOOR and the fan to the highest speed for a few moments before driving off. This helps clear the intake ducts of snow and moisture and reduces the chance of fogging the inside of your windows. Keep the air path under the front seats clear of objects.
  • Page 129 RECALL: Display the time with the ignition off by pressing the RECALL knob. When the radio is playing, press this button to recall the station frequency. Finding a Station FM: Press the lower knob to switch between AM and FM. The display shows your selection. TUNE: Turn the lower knob to choose radio stations.
  • Page 130 TREB: Slide the lever up or down to increase or decrease treble. If a station is weak or noisy, you may want to decrease the treble. Adjusting the Speakers BAL: Turn the control behind the upper knob to move the sound to the left or right speakers. The middle position balances the sound between the speakers.
  • Page 131 Finding a Station FM: Press this button to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. The display shows your selection. TUNE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to choose radio stations. Push the knob back into its stored position when you’re not using it.
  • Page 132 Setting the Tone BASS: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn the knob clockwise to increase bass and counterclockwise to decrease bass. When you use this control, the radio’s AUTO TONE setting will switch to manual and the AUTO TONE display will go blank. TREB: Press this knob lightly so it extends.
  • Page 133 If you hear nothing or hear just a garbled sound, it may not be in squarely. Press EJECT to remove the tape and start over. The player is able to detect a tight or broken tape, and will eject the tape. The radio will go back to playing the last station selected.
  • Page 134 FM: Press this button to play the radio when a tape is in the player. TAPE AUX: Press this button to change to the tape function when the radio is on. The tape symbol with an arrow will appear on the display when the tape is active. EJECT: Press this button to remove the tape.
  • Page 135 AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc 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 rotating continuously.
  • Page 136 SCAN: Press one of the SEEK arrows for two seconds, and SCAN will appear on the display. Use SCAN to listen to stations for a few seconds. The radio will go to a station, stop for a few seconds, then go on to the next station.
  • Page 137 Push these knobs back into their stored positions when you’re not using them. AUTO TONE: This feature allows you to choose preset bass and treble equalization settings designed for country/western, classical, news, rock, pop and jazz stations. C/W will appear on the display when you first press AUTO TONE.
  • Page 138 RDM (2): Press this button to hear the tracks in random, rather than sequential, order. RANDOM will show on the display. Press RDM again to turn off random play. RDM is reset to off when the disc is ejected. NEXT (3): Press this button or the right SEEK arrow to go to the next track.
  • Page 139 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 140 Unlocking the Theft Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss Enter your secret code as follows; pause no more than 15 seconds between steps: 1. LOC appears when the ignition is on. 2. Press MN and 000 will appear on the display. 3.
  • Page 141: Audio Steering Wheel Controls

    Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped) If your vehicle has this feature, you can control certain radio functions using the buttons on your steering wheel. SEEK: Press the up arrow to tune to the next radio station and the down arrow to tune to the previous radio station.
  • Page 142 FM Stereo FM stereo will give you the best sound, but FM signals will reach only about 10 to 40 miles (16 to 65 km). Tall buildings or hills can interfere with FM signals, causing the sound to come and go. Tips About Your Audio System Hearing damage from loud noise is almost undetectable until it is too late.
  • Page 143: Care Of Your Cassette Tape Player

    Care of Your Cassette Tape Player A tape player that is not cleaned regularly can cause reduced sound quality, ruined cassettes or a damaged mechanism. Cassette tapes should be stored in their cases away from contaminants, direct sunlight and extreme heat. If they aren’t, they may not operate properly or may cause failure of the tape player.
  • Page 144: Fixed Mast Antenna

    After you clean the player, press and hold EJECT for five seconds to reset the CLN indicator. The radio will display to show the indicator was reset. Cassettes are subject to wear and the sound quality may degrade over time. Always make sure the cassette tape is in good condition before you have your tape player serviced.
  • Page 145 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 146: Defensive Driving

    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 147: Drunken Driving

    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 148 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 149 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 150: Control Of A Vehicle

    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 151 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 152 And this warning light on the instrument panel will come on briefly when you start your vehicle. When you start your engine, or when you begin to drive away, your anti lock brake system will check itself. You may hear a momentary motor or clicking noise while this test is going on, and you may even notice that your brake pedal moves or pulses a little.
  • Page 153 The anti lock system can change the brake pressure faster than any driver could. The computer is programmed to make the most of available tire and road conditions. You can steer around the obstacle while braking hard. As you brake, your computer keeps receiving updates on wheel speed and controls braking pressure accordingly.
  • Page 154: Braking In Emergencies

    Braking in Emergencies At some time, nearly every driver gets into a situation that requires hard braking. If you have anti lock, you can steer and brake at the same time. However, if you don’t have anti first reaction to hit the brake pedal hard and hold it down may be the wrong thing to do.
  • Page 155: Steering In Emergencies

    Suppose you’re steering through a sharp curve. Then you suddenly apply the brakes. Both control systems steering and braking have to do their work where the tires meet the road. Unless you have four wheel anti lock brakes, adding the hard braking can demand too much of those places.
  • Page 156 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 157 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 158: Loss Of Control

    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 159 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 160: Driving At Night

    Driving at Night Night driving is more dangerous than day driving. One reason is that some drivers are likely to be impaired alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. 4-16 Here are some tips on night driving. Drive defensively.
  • Page 161: Night Vision

    Night Vision No one can see as well at night as in the daytime. But as we get older these differences increase. A 50 driver may require at least twice as much light to see the same thing at night as a 20 year old.
  • Page 162 yellowblue Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you can’t stop, accelerate or turn as well because your tire road traction isn’t as good as on dry roads. And, if your tires don’t have much tread left, you’ll get even less traction.
  • Page 163 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 164: Driving Through Deep Standing Water

    Hydroplaning Hydroplaning is dangerous. So much water can build up under your tires that they can actually ride on the water. This can happen if the road is wet enough and you’re going fast enough. When your vehicle is hydroplaning, it has little or no contact with the road.
  • Page 165: City Driving

    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 166: Freeway Driving

    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. 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 167: Before Leaving On A Long Trip

    Of course, you’ll find experienced and able service experts in Chevrolet dealerships all across North America. They’ll be ready and willing to help if you need it. Here are some things you can check before a trip:...
  • Page 168: Highway Hypnosis

    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 169 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 transaxle.
  • Page 170: Winter Driving

    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 trunk. 4-26 Include an ice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer clothing, a small shovel, a flashlight, a red cloth and a couple of reflective warning triangles.
  • Page 171: Driving On Snow Or Ice

    Driving on Snow or Ice Most of the time, those places where your tires meet the road probably have good traction. However, if there is snow or ice between your tires and the road, you can have a very slippery situation. You’ll have a lot less traction or “grip”...
  • Page 172 Unless you have the anti lock braking system, you’ll want to brake very gently, too. (If you do have anti see “Anti Lock” in the Index. This system improves your vehicle’s stability when you make a hard stop on a slippery road.) Whether you have the anti system or not, you’ll want to begin stopping sooner than you would on dry pavement.
  • Page 173 Tie a red cloth to your vehicle to alert police that you’ve been stopped by the snow. Put on extra clothing or wrap a blanket around you. If you have no blankets or extra clothing, make body insulators from newspapers, burlap bags, rags, floor mats anything you can wrap around yourself or tuck under your clothing to keep warm.
  • Page 174: Recreational Vehicle Towing

    Then, shut the engine off and close the window almost all the way to preserve the heat. Start the engine again and repeat this only when you feel really uncomfortable from the cold. But do it as little as possible. Preserve the fuel as long as you can.
  • Page 175: Loading Your Vehicle

    Loading Your Vehicle Two labels on your vehicle show how much weight it may properly carry. The Tire Loading Information label is inside the trunk lid. The label tells you the proper size, speed rating and recommended inflation pressures for the tires on your vehicle.
  • Page 176 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 177: Towing A Trailer

    Towing a Trailer CAUTION: If you don’t use the correct equipment and drive properly, you can lose control when you pull a trailer. For example, if the trailer is too heavy, the brakes may not work well or even at all. You and your passengers could be seriously injured.
  • Page 178: If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer

    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 179: Weight Of The Trailer Tongue

    You can ask your dealer for our trailering information or advice, or you can write us at: Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 7047 Troy, MI 48007 7047 In Canada, write to: General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre...
  • Page 180: Safety Chains

    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 Tire Loading Information label (found inside the trunk lid) or see “Loading Your Vehicle” 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 181: Trailer Brakes

    Trailer Brakes Does your trailer have its own brakes? Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so you’ll be able to install, adjust and maintain them properly. If your vehicle has anti lock brakes, do not try to tap into your vehicle’s brake system.
  • Page 182: Following Distance

    Following Distance Stay at least twice as far behind the vehicle ahead as you would when driving your vehicle without a trailer. This can help you avoid situations that require heavy braking and sudden turns. Passing You’ll need more passing distance up ahead when you’re towing a trailer.
  • Page 183: Turn Signals When Towing A Trailer

    Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer When you tow a trailer, your vehicle may need a different turn signal flasher and/or extra wiring. Check with your dealer. The arrows on your instrument panel will flash whenever you signal a turn or lane change. Properly hooked up, the trailer lamps will also flash, telling other drivers you’re about to turn, change lanes or stop.
  • Page 184: Maintenance When Trailer Towing

    When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill 1. Apply your regular brakes and hold the pedal down while you: Start your engine; Shift into a gear; and Release the parking brake. 2. Let up on the brake pedal. 3.
  • Page 185 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 If a Tire Goes Flat Changing a Flat Tire Compact Spare Tire If You’re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow...
  • Page 186: Hazard Warning Flashers

    Hazard Warning Flashers Your hazard warning flashers let you warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off. Press the switch (located near the ignition switch) to make your front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off.
  • Page 187: Jump Starting

    Jump Starting If your battery has run down, you may want to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your vehicle. But please follow the steps below to do it safely. CAUTION: Batteries can hurt you. They can be dangerous because: They contain acid that can burn you.
  • Page 188 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 189 5. Find the positive (+) and negative ( each battery. Your vehicle has a remote positive (+) jump starting terminal. The terminal is on the same side of the engine compartment as your battery. You should always use the remote positive (+) terminal instead of the positive (+) terminal on your battery.
  • Page 190 6. 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 negative ( or heavy, unpainted metal engine part.
  • Page 191 8. Don’t let the other end touch metal. Connect it to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. 9. Now connect the black negative ( the good battery’s negative ( Don’t let the other end touch anything until...
  • Page 192: Towing Your Vehicle

    13. Remove the cables in reverse order to prevent electrical shorting. Take care that they don’t touch each other or any other metal. A. Heavy Metal Engine Part B. Good Battery C. Dead Battery 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.
  • Page 193: Engine Overheating

    With current trends in automotive styles and design, it is essential that the correct towing equipment is used to tow a vehicle. Your vehicle can be towed with wheel or car carrier equipment. Additional ramping may be required for car carrier equipment.
  • Page 194 yellowblue 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 195: If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine

    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 196: Cooling System

    Cooling System When you decide it’s safe to lift the hood, here’s what you’ll see: 3100 (Code M) V6 Engine A. Coolant Recovery Reservoir B. Radiator Pressure Cap C. Electric Engine Cooling Fans 5-12 3800 (Code K) V6 Engine A. Coolant Recovery Reservoir B.
  • Page 197 CAUTION: An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, clothing and tools away from any underhood electric fan. If the coolant inside the coolant recovery tank is boiling, don’t do anything else until it cools down.
  • Page 198 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 199 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 COLD 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 200 5-16 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 COLD mark, start your vehicle.
  • Page 201 yellowblue CAUTION: Steam and scalding liquids from a hot cooling system can blow out and burn you badly. They are under pressure, and if you turn the radiator pressure cap even a little they can come out at high speed. Never turn the cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap, is hot.
  • Page 202 How to Add Coolant to the Radiator NOTICE: Your engine has a specific radiator fill procedure. Failure to follow this procedure could cause your engine to overheat and be severely damaged. 1. You can remove the radiator pressure cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure...
  • Page 203 3. If you have the 3800 V6 engine, remove the 3800 Series II V6 engine cover shield to access the bleed valve. A. Clean the area around the engine oil fill tube and cap before removing. Twist the oil fill tube, with cap attached, counterclockwise and remove it.
  • Page 204 4. After the engine cools, open the coolant air bleed valve or valves. 3800 V6 engine: There is one bleed valve. It is located on the thermostat housing. 5-20 5. Fill the radiator with the proper DEX coolant mixture, up to the base of the filler neck.
  • Page 205 7. If you have the 3800 V6 engine, replace the 3800 Series II V6 engine cover shield. A. Remove the oil fill tube, with cap attached, from the valve cover. B. Insert the catch tab on the cover shield under the bracket on the engine.
  • Page 206: If A Tire Goes Flat

    12. Then replace the pressure cap. At any time during this procedure if coolant begins to flow out of the filler neck, reinstall the pressure cap. Be sure the arrows on the pressure cap line up like this. 13. Check the coolant in the recovery tank. The level in the coolant recovery tank should be at the HOT mark when the engine is hot or at the COLD mark when the engine is cold.
  • Page 207: Changing A Flat Tire

    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 208: Removing The Spare Tire And Tools

    Removing the Spare Tire and Tools The equipment you’ll need is in the trunk. Pull the carpeting from the floor of the trunk. Turn the center nut on the compact spare cover counterclockwise to remove it. Then lift and remove the cover. Turn the wing nut counterclockwise and remove it.
  • Page 209 The tools you’ll be using include the jack (A), socket (B) and wheel wrench (C). If there is a wheel cover, loosen the nut caps with the wheel wrench. They won’t come off. Then, using the flat end of the wheel wrench, pry along the edge of the wheel cover until it comes off.
  • Page 210: Spare Tire

    To remove a center cap, use the wrench to pry gently at the notch. Don’t use a tool that is narrower than the wrench to pry at this notch. If your vehicle has wheel nut caps, remove them using the wheel wrench. 5-26 Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire...
  • Page 211 yellowblue 3. Position the jack under the vehicle and raise the jack lift head until it fits firmly into the notch in the vehicle’s frame nearest the flat tire. 5-27...
  • Page 212 4. Put the compact spare tire near you. 5-28 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...
  • Page 213 5. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack handle clockwise. Raise the vehicle far enough off the ground for the spare tire to fit under the vehicle. 6. Remove all wheel nuts and take off the flat tire. 7. Remove any rust or dirt from the wheel bolts, mounting surfaces and spare wheel.
  • Page 214 CAUTION: Never use oil or grease on studs or nuts. If you do, the nuts might come loose. Your wheel could fall off, causing a serious accident. 9. Replace the wheel nuts with the rounded end of the nuts toward the wheel.
  • Page 215 11. Tighten the wheel nuts firmly in a crisscross sequence as shown. CAUTION: Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly tightened wheel nuts can cause the wheel to become loose and even come off. This could lead to an accident. Be sure to use the correct wheel nuts. If you have to replace them, be sure to get new GM original equipment wheel nuts.
  • Page 216: Storing The Flat Tire And Tools

    Storing the Flat 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. After you’ve put the compact spare tire on your vehicle, you’ll need to store the flat tire in your trunk.
  • Page 217 Storing the 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. yellowblue 1.
  • Page 218: Compact Spare Tire

    Compact Spare Tire Although the compact spare tire was fully inflated when your vehicle was new, it can lose air after a time. Check the inflation pressure regularly. It should be 60 psi (420 kPa). After installing the compact spare on your vehicle, you should stop as soon as possible and make sure your spare tire is correctly inflated.
  • Page 219 If You’re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow In order to free your vehicle when it is stuck, you will need to spin the wheels, but you don’t want to spin your wheels too fast. The method known as “rocking” can help you get out when you’re stuck, but you must use caution.
  • Page 220 yellowblue NOTES 5-36...
  • Page 221 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 222: Doing Your Own Service Work

    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 223 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 224 (See “Malfunction Indicator Lamp” in the Index.) If this occurs, return to your authorized Chevrolet dealer for diagnosis to determine the cause of failure. In the event it is determined that the cause of the condition is the type of fuels used, repairs may not be covered by your warranty.
  • Page 225: Fuels In Foreign Countries

    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 226 The tethered cap is behind a hinged door on the driver’s side of your vehicle. While refueling, let the cap hang by the tether below the fuel fill opening. 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.
  • Page 227 NOTICE: If you need a new cap, be sure to get the right type. Your dealer can get one for you. If you get the wrong type, it may not fit properly. This may cause your malfunction indicator lamp to light and your fuel tank and emissions system may be damaged.
  • Page 228: Checking Things Under The Hood

    Checking Things Under the Hood CAUTION: An electric fan under the hood can start up and injure you even when the engine is not running. Keep hands, clothing and tools away from any underhood electric fan. CAUTION: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire.
  • Page 229: Hood Release

    Hood Release To open the hood, first pull the handle located inside the vehicle near the parking brake pedal. Then go to the front of the vehicle and release the secondary hood release. Lift the hood. yellowblue...
  • Page 230 When you open the hood on the 3100 (Code M) V6 engine, you’ll see: A. Engine Coolant Reservoir B. Radiator Fill Cap C. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir D. Engine Oil Fill Cap E. Engine Oil Dipstick 6-10 F. Automatic Transaxle Fluid Dipstick G.
  • Page 231 When you open the hood on the 3800 (Code K) V6 engine, you’ll see: A. Engine Coolant Reservoir B. Radiator Fill Cap C. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir D. Engine Oil Dipstick E. Engine Oil Fill Cap F. Automatic Transaxle Fluid Dipstick G.
  • Page 232: Engine Oil

    Before closing the hood, be sure all the filler caps are on properly. Then just pull the hood down and close it firmly. Engine Oil If the LOW OIL light on the instrument panel comes on, it means you need to check your engine oil level right away.
  • Page 233: Checking Engine Oil

    Checking Engine Oil Pull out the dipstick and clean it with a paper towel or cloth, then push it back in all the way. Remove it again, keeping the tip down, and check the level. 3100 (Code M) V6 3800 (Code K) V6 Engine When to Add Engine Oil If the oil is at or below the lower mark, then you’ll need...
  • Page 234: What Kind Of Engine Oil To Use

    3100 (Code M) V6 Engine Be sure to fill it enough to put the level somewhere in the proper operating range. Push the dipstick all the way back in when you’re through. 6-14 What Kind of Engine Oil to Use Oils recommended for your vehicle can be identified by looking for the “Starburst”...
  • Page 235 yellowblue As shown in the chart, if you have the 3100 V6 engine, SAE 5W 30 is best for your vehicle. However, you can 30 if it’s going to be 0 _ F ( 18 _ C) or use SAE 10W above.
  • Page 236 6-16 As shown in the chart, if you have the 3800 V6 engine, SAE 10W 30 is best for your vehicle. However, you can 30 if it’s going to be colder than 60 _ F use SAE 5W (16 _ C) before your next oil change. When it’s very cold, you should use SAE 5W 30.
  • Page 237: Engine Oil Additives

    Engine Oil Additives Don’t add anything to your oil. Your dealer is ready to advise if you think something should be added. When to Change Engine Oil Your vehicle has a computer that lets you know when to change your engine oil. This is not based on mileage, but on engine revolutions and engine operating temperature.
  • Page 238 Engine Air Cleaner/Filter To check or replace the air filter, remove the four screws and lift the cover. 6-18 Pull out the filter. Be sure to install the air filter and install the cover tightly when you are finished. Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine when to replace the air filter.
  • Page 239 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 240: How To Check

    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 241 Then, without shutting off the engine, follow these steps: 3100 (Code M) V6 Engine The transaxle fluid dipstick handle is the red loop near the back of the engine. 1. Pull out the dipstick and wipe it with a clean rag or paper towel.
  • Page 242: How To Add Fluid

    How to Add Fluid Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of transaxle fluid to use. See “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in the Index. If the fluid level is low, add only enough of the proper fluid to bring the level into the cross the dipstick.
  • Page 243: Engine Coolant

    Thermostat Engine coolant temperature is controlled by a thermostat in the engine coolant system. The thermostat stops the flow of coolant through the radiator until the coolant reaches a preset temperature. When you replace your thermostat, an ACDelco thermostat is recommended. Engine Coolant The cooling system in your vehicle is filled with COOL...
  • Page 244 What to Use Use a mixture of one half clean, drinkable water and half DEX COOL coolant which won’t damage aluminum parts. If you use this coolant mixture, you don’t need to add anything else. CAUTION: Adding only plain water to your cooling system can be dangerous.
  • Page 245: Checking Coolant

    Checking Coolant The vehicle must be on a level surface. When your engine is cold, the coolant level should be at the COLD mark or a little higher. When your engine is warm, the level should be up to the HOT mark or a little higher. If this LOW COOLANT light comes on and stays on, it means you’re low on...
  • Page 246: Power Steering Fluid

    CAUTION: Turning the radiator pressure cap when the engine and radiator are hot can allow steam and scalding liquids to blow out and burn you badly. With the coolant recovery tank, you will almost never have to add coolant at the radiator. Never turn the radiator pressure cap little when the engine and radiator are hot.
  • Page 247: How To Check Power Steering Fluid

    How to Check Power Steering Fluid When the engine compartment is cool, wipe the cap and the top of the reservoir clean, then unscrew the cap and wipe the dipstick with a clean rag. Replace the cap and completely tighten it. Then remove the cap again and look at the fluid level on the dipstick.
  • Page 248: Windshield Washer Fluid

    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 249: Brake Fluid

    Brakes Brake Fluid Your brake master cylinder reservoir is on the driver’s side of the engine compartment. It is filled with 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 250 What to Add When you do need brake fluid, use only DOT fluid. Use new brake fluid from a sealed container only. Refer to “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in the Maintenance Schedule. Always clean the brake fluid reservoir cap and the area around the cap before removing it.
  • Page 251: Brake Wear

    Brake Wear Your vehicle has front disc brakes and rear drum brakes if it is equipped with the 3100 engine. It has four disc brakes if it is equipped with the 3800 engine. Disc brake pads have built in wear indicators that make a high pitched warning sound when the brake pads are worn and new pads are needed.
  • Page 252: Brake Pedal Travel

    See “Brake System Inspection” in Section 7 of this manual under Part C “Periodic Maintenance Inspections.” Brake Pedal Travel See your dealer if the brake pedal does not return to normal height, or if there is a rapid increase in pedal travel.
  • Page 253: Bulb Replacement

    Contact your dealer to learn how to prepare your vehicle for longer storage periods. Also, for your audio system, see “Theft Feature” in the Index. Bulb Replacement In this section you’ll find directions for changing the bulbs in some of the lamps on your vehicle. See “Replacement Bulbs”...
  • Page 254 4. Install the electrical connector to the bulb. 5. Install the new bulb by inserting the smallest tab on the bulb base into the matching notch in the retaining ring. Turn the bulb a quarter until it stops. 6. Close the hood. Front Parking and Turn Signal Lamp 1.
  • Page 255 3. Position the radiator air side baffle aside and remove the two fasteners. Remove the snap screw from the fascia. 4. Slide the headlamp assembly inboard to release the mounting tabs and gently pull the inside of the assembly away from the vehicle. 5.
  • Page 256 Center High-Mounted Stoplamp To reach the center high mounted stoplamp, you must go through the trunk. 1. Open the trunk lid. Locate the stoplamp behind the rear seats, in front of the trunk hinges. 2. Turn the socket counterclockwise until it stops and pull the bulb and socket out of the assembly.
  • Page 257 4. Unscrew the two remaining wing nuts. 5. Pull the assembly from the body carefully. 6. To remove a socket, press the tab, turn the socket counterclockwise and pull it out. 7. Pull the bulb out. Do not twist it. 8.
  • Page 258: Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement

    3. To replace the bulb cover, center it over the base plate, making sure both the cover and the base plate line up properly. Snap the cover firmly into place. For any bulb changing procedure not listed in this section, contact your Chevrolet dealer service department. 6-38 Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement 1.
  • Page 259 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 Chevrolet Warranty booklet for details. CAUTION: Poorly maintained and improperly used tires are dangerous.
  • Page 260 Inflation -- Tire Pressure The Tire Loading Information label, which is on the inside of the trunk lid, shows the correct inflation pressures for your tires when they’re cold. “Cold” means your vehicle has been sitting for at least three hours or driven no more than 1 mile (1.6 km). NOTICE: Don’t let anyone tell you that underinflation or overinflation is all right.
  • Page 261: Tire Inspection And Rotation

    Tire Inspection and Rotation Tires should be rotated every 6,000 to 8,000 miles (10 000 to 13 000 km). Any time you notice unusual wear, rotate your tires as soon as possible and check wheel alignment. Also check for damaged tires or wheels.
  • Page 262: Buying New Tires

    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 263: Uniform Tire Quality Grading

    CAUTION: Mixing tires could cause you to lose control while driving. If you mix tires of different sizes or types (radial and bias belted tires), the vehicle may not handle properly, and you could have a crash. Using tires of different sizes may also cause damage to your vehicle.
  • Page 264 Treadwear The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and a half (1 1/2) times as well on the government course as a tire graded 100.
  • Page 265: Wheel Alignment And Tire Balance

    Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance The wheels on your vehicle were aligned and balanced carefully at the factory to give you the longest tire life and best overall performance. Scheduled wheel alignment and wheel balancing are not needed. However, if you notice unusual tire wear or your vehicle pulling one way or the other, the alignment may need to be reset.
  • Page 266: Tire Chains

    Used Replacement Wheels CAUTION: Putting a used wheel on your vehicle is dangerous. You can’t know how it’s been used or how far it’s been driven. It could fail suddenly and cause an accident. If you have to replace a wheel, use a new GM original equipment wheel.
  • Page 267: Appearance Care

    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 268: Special Fabric Cleaning Problems

    Use a clean cloth or sponge, and change to a clean area often. A soft brush may be used if stains are stubborn. If a ring forms on fabric after spot cleaning, clean the entire area immediately or it will set. Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric 1.
  • Page 269: Cleaning Leather

    Fabric Protection Your vehicle has upholstery and carpet fabric that has been treated with Scotchgard Fabric Protector, a 3M product. It protects fabrics by repelling oil and water, which are the carriers of most stains. Even with this protection, you still need to clean your upholstery and carpet often to keep it looking new.
  • Page 270: Care Of Safety Belts

    Care of Safety Belts Keep belts clean and dry. CAUTION: Do not bleach or dye safety belts. If you do, it may severely weaken them. In a crash, they might not be able to provide adequate protection. Clean safety belts only with mild soap and lukewarm water.
  • Page 271: Cleaning The Outside Of Your Vehicle

    Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle The paint finish on your vehicle provides beauty, depth of color, gloss retention and durability. Washing Your Vehicle The best way to preserve your vehicle’s finish is to keep it clean by washing it often with lukewarm or cold water.
  • Page 272: Cleaning Tires

    Foreign materials such as calcium chloride and other salts, ice melting agents, road oil and tar, tree sap, bird droppings, chemicals from industrial chimneys, etc., can damage your vehicle’s finish if they remain on painted surfaces. Wash the vehicle as soon as possible. If necessary, use non abrasive cleaners that are marked safe for painted surfaces to remove foreign matter.
  • Page 273: Finish Damage

    Although no defect in the paint job causes this, Chevrolet will repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces of new vehicles damaged by this fallout condition within 12 months or 12,000 miles (20 000 km) of purchase, whichever occurs first.
  • Page 274 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 275: Electrical System

    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 276: Headlamp Wiring

    Headlamp Wiring The headlamp wiring is protected by a circuit breaker in the underhood electrical center. An electrical overload will cause the lamps to go on and off, or in some cases to remain off. If this happens, have your headlamp system checked right away.
  • Page 277 Circuit Description Breaker Not Used Not Used Power Windows Power Seats Not Used Fuse Description Cigar Lighter Instrument Panel and Console Cigarette Lighter Not Used Not Used HVAC HVAC Control Assembly Solenoid Box, Mix Motor, DRL Module, HVAC Control Head, Defogger Relay, (S.E.O.) Digital Speedometer Hazard Flasher R.H.
  • Page 278 Fuse Description Anti Theft/PCM Theft Module, Powertrain Control Module, (PCM) IGN System Relay Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM), ABS Relay HVAC Blower Motor Motor Relay L.H. Spot Lamp (S.E.O.) Steering Wheel Control #1 Wheel Radio Control Lighting Not Used Not Used Power Accessory #1 Switches, Trunk Courtesy Lamp, O/S Mirror Switch, (S.E.O.) Emergency...
  • Page 279 Fuse Description DRL MDL Daytime Running Lamp Module, (S.E.O.) Accessory Switch Not Used Not Used Not Used Rear Defog Rear Window Defogger Switch Relay Radio Radio, Power Drop I/P Electronics Ignition Feed Headlamp Switch, Instrument Cluster, Chime Module, Keyless Entry Receiver, Stoplamp switch (TCC and BTSI) (S.E.O.) Accessory Switch Fuse...
  • Page 280 Underhood Electrical Center Passenger’s Side Some fuses are in the underhood electrical center on the passenger’s side of the engine compartment. 6-60 Fuse Description R/CMPT REL Remote Trunk Release, Back Lamps, Remote Control Door Lock Receiver PCM BAT Powertrain Control Module (PCM), Fuel Pump Relay, Fan Cont #1 and #2 Relay A/C CONT...
  • Page 281 Fuse Description F/INJN Fuel Injectors PCM IGN Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor Heated Oxygen Sensor #1 and #2 Evaporative Emissions (EVAP) Canister Purge Solenoid Valve ELEK IGN Electronic Ignition (EI) Control Module I/P Fuse Block Passenger’s Side Underhood Electrical Center, IGN SYST Relay, R/CMPT REL fuse, PCM BAT fuse FAN CONT #1 Relay Relay...
  • Page 282: Replacement Bulbs

    ......*For service information on these bulbs, contact your Chevrolet dealer service department. yellowblue...
  • Page 283 Capacities and Specifications Please refer to “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in the Index for more information. 4T60E: Automatic Transaxle Pan Removal and Replacement . . . After Complete Overhaul ..4T65E: Automatic Transaxle Pan Removal and Replacement .
  • Page 284 Engine Specifications Type ........Displacement .
  • Page 285: Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts

    Air Conditioning Refrigerants Not all air conditioning refrigerants are the same. If the air conditioning system in your vehicle needs refrigerant, be sure the proper refrigerant is used. If you’re not sure, ask your dealer. Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Engine Air Cleaner/Filter All Engines .
  • Page 286 yellowblue NOTES 6-66...
  • Page 287 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 Scheduled Maintenance Part B: Owner Checks and Services Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants Part E: Maintenance Record...
  • Page 288: Your Vehicle And The Environment

    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 289: How This Section Is Organized

    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 290: Using Your Maintenance Schedule

    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 291: Scheduled Maintenance

    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 292 Scheduled Maintenance 7,500 Miles (12 500 km) Check Oil Life Monitor. If engine oil and filter are changed, reset monitor. See “Engine Oil” in the Index. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information.
  • Page 293 Scheduled Maintenance 30,000 Miles (50 000 km) Check Oil Life Monitor. If engine oil and filter are changed, reset monitor. See “Engine Oil” in the Index. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information.
  • Page 294 Scheduled Maintenance 45,000 Miles (75 000 km) Check Oil Life Monitor. If engine oil and filter are changed, reset monitor. See “Engine Oil” in the Index. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) Inspect air cleaner filter if you are driving in dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary.
  • Page 295 Scheduled Maintenance 52,500 Miles (87 500 km) Check Oil Life Monitor. If engine oil and filter are changed, reset monitor. See “Engine Oil” in the Index. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information.
  • Page 296 Scheduled Maintenance 67,500 Miles (112 500 km) Check Oil Life Monitor. If engine oil and filter are changed, reset monitor. See “Engine Oil” in the Index. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information.
  • Page 297 Scheduled Maintenance 90,000 Miles (150 000 km) Check Oil Life Monitor. If engine oil and filter are changed, reset monitor. See “Engine Oil” in the Index. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage or leaks.
  • Page 298 Scheduled Maintenance 100,000 Miles (166 000 km) j Inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Control Service. j Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. j Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions: –...
  • Page 299: At Each Fuel Fill

    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 300: At Least Twice A Year

    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 301 Starter Switch Check CAUTION: When you are doing this check, the vehicle could move suddenly. If it does, you or others could be injured. Follow the steps below. 1. Before you start, be sure you have enough room around the vehicle. 2.
  • Page 302 Ignition Transaxle Lock Check While parked, and with the parking brake set, try to turn the ignition key to LOCK in each shift lever position. The key should turn to LOCK only when the shift lever is in PARK (P). The key should come out only in LOCK.
  • Page 303 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 304: Engine Cooling System Inspection

    Engine Cooling System Inspection Inspect the hoses and have them replaced if they are cracked, swollen or deteriorated. Inspect all pipes, fittings and clamps; replace as needed. Clean the outside of the radiator and air conditioning condenser. To help ensure proper operation, a pressure test of the cooling system and pressure cap is recommended at least once a year.
  • Page 305 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 306: Maintenance Record

    Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in the boxes provided after the maintenance interval. ODOMETER DATE SERVICED BY READING 7-20 Any additional information from “Owner Checks and Services”...
  • Page 307 yellowblue Maintenance Record ODOMETER DATE SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED READING 7-21...
  • Page 308 yellowblue Maintenance Record ODOMETER DATE SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED READING 7-22...
  • Page 309 yellowblue Maintenance Record ODOMETER DATE SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED READING 7-23...
  • Page 310 yellowblue Maintenance Record ODOMETER DATE SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED READING 7-24...
  • Page 311 Section 8 Customer Assistance Information Here you will find out how to contact Chevrolet if you need assistance. This section also tells you how to obtain service publications and how to report any safety defects. Customer Satisfaction Procedure Customer Assistance for Text Telephone...
  • Page 312 Customer Satisfaction Procedure Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to your dealer and to Chevrolet. 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 313 Dealership name and location Vehicle delivery date and present mileage When contacting Chevrolet, please remember that your concern will likely be resolved at a dealer’s facility. That is why we suggest you follow Step One first if you have a concern.
  • Page 314: Customer Assistance Offices

    Customer Assistance Offices free telephone Chevrolet encourages customers to call the toll-free number for assistance. If a U.S. customer wishes to write to Chevrolet, the letter should be addressed to Chevrolet’s Customer Assistance Center. United States Chevrolet Motor Division Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center P.O.
  • Page 315: All Overseas Locations

    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 316 To enhance Chevrolet’s strong commitment to customer satisfaction, Chevrolet is excited to announce the establishment of the Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Center. As the owner of a 1999 Chevrolet, membership in Roadside Assistance is free. Roadside Assistance is available 24 hours a day,...
  • Page 317: Canadian Roadside Assistance

    Courtesy Transportation will be offered in conjunction with the coverage provided by the Bumper to Bumper New Vehicle Limited Warranty to eligible purchasers of 1999 Chevrolet passenger cars and light duty trucks. (Please see your selling dealer for details.)
  • Page 318: Courtesy Transportation

    Transportation Options Warranty service can generally be completed while you wait. However, if you are unable to wait Chevrolet helps minimize your inconvenience by providing several transportation options. Depending on the circumstances,...
  • Page 319: Warranty Information

    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 320 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 321: Reporting Safety Defects To General Motors

    Please call us at 1 1020, or write: Chevrolet Motor Division Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 7047 Troy, MI 48007 7047 In Canada, please call us at 1 or 1 7854 (French).
  • Page 322 1999 CHEVROLET 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 323 ORDER TOLL FREE (NOTE: For Credit Card Holders Only) 1-800-551-4123 (Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST) FAX Orders Only 1-313-865-5927 PUBLICATION FORM PUBLICATION FORM NUMBER NUMBER Service Manual Car & Light Truck Transmission Unit Repair Owner’s Manual In Portfolio Owner’s Manual Without Portfolio NOTE: Dealers and Companies please provide dealer or company name, and also the name of the person to whose attention the shipment should be sent.
  • Page 324 yellowblue NOTES 8-14...
  • Page 325 Section 9 Index dding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle Air Bag ........How Does it Restrain .
  • Page 326 Up Lamp Bulb Replacement ....Battery ........Jump Starting .
  • Page 327 Cleaning ........Aluminum Wheels .
  • Page 328 Defogger, Rear Window ......Defogging ........Defrosting .
  • Page 329 abric Cleaning ........Protection ........Features and Controls .
  • Page 330 Hood Checking Things Under ......Release ........Horn .
  • Page 331 Safety Belt Reminder ..... . Security ........Service Engine Soon .
  • Page 332 aint Spotting, Chemical ......Park Automatic Transaxle ......Shifting Into .
  • Page 333 Head ........Replacing Parts After a Crash .
  • Page 334 Shifting Automatic Transaxle ......Into Park (P) ....... . . Out of Park .
  • Page 335: Table Of Contents

    Uniform Quality Grading ..... . . Used Replacement Wheels ..... . Wear Indicators .
  • Page 336 arning Devices ....... Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators ....Warranty Information .

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