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   Summary of Contents for CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO 1998

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    This section tells you when to perform vehicle maintenance and what fluids and lubricants to use. 8- 1 Customer Assistance Information This section tells you how to contact Chevrolet for assistance and how to get service and owner publications. gives you information on “Reporting Safety Defects” on page 8-10,...

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    Canada, substitute the name For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a “General Motors of Canada Limited” for Chevrolet Motor Division whenever it appears in this manual. French Language Manual: Please keep this manual in your vehicle,...

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    The dynamic William C. “Billy” Durant shifted gears from making carriages to making cars, forming half the team that gave birth to Chevrolet.

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    The legacy of America's favorite sportscar began in 1953, when 319 hand-assembled In 1932 Chevrolet white Corvettes introduced the launched Synchro-Mesh first use o f a transmission and Jiberglass body in ofSered a host a production car: accessories including such niceties as a clock!

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    The 1957 Chevy started a romance with the American public -- and was powered by an available fuel-injected V8. automotive excitement included Chevrolet landmarks like the Corvette Sting Ray, the sporty Camaro, and Your new Chevrolet continues a tradition of quality and value. powerplants like the legendary 327...

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    How to Use this Manual Many people read their owner’s manual from beginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle. If you do this, it will help you learn about the features and These mean there is something that could hurt controls for your vehicle.

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    Vehicle Damage Warnings In the notice area, we tell you about something that can damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage Also, in this book you will find these notices: would not be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly.

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    Vehicle Symbols some of the symbols you may find on your vehicle. These For example, These symbols These symbols These symbols These symbols Here are some these symbols are important have to do with are on some of are used on other symbols are used on for you and...

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    Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems You can also Here you’ll find information about the seats in your Chevrolet and how to use your safety belts properly. learn about some things you should not do with air bags and safety belts.

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    Seats and Seat Controls This section tells you how to adjust the seats and explains reclining seatbacks, folding rear seats and head restraints. 2-Way Manual Front Seat You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver’s seat while the vehicle moving.

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    Driver’s 4-Way Manual Seat (Option) Lift this 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 slide it forward and backward.

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    Reclining Front Seatbacks 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. Lift the lever to release the seatback, then move the (B): CENTER Move the seat forward or backward by...

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    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. In a crash you could go into it, receiving neck or other injuries.

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    estraints Head Slide the head restraint up or down so that the top of the restraint is closest to the top of your ears. This position reduces the chance of a neck injury in a crash. Seatback Latches The front seat folds forward to let people get into the back seat.

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    Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells you some things you should not do with safety belts. It is extremely dangerous ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle.

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    In most states and Canadian provinces, the law says to Why Safety Belts Work wear safety belts. Here’s why: They work. When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as never know if you’ll be a crash. If you do have it goes.

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

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

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    Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts and the Answers Won’t I be trapped in the vehicle after an accident if I’m wearing a safety belt? You could be whether you’re wearing safety belt or not. But you can unbuckle a safety belt, even if you’re upside down.

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    a good If I’m driver, and never drive far from How to Wear Safety Belts Properly home, why should I wear safety belts? Adults You may be an excellent driver, but if you’re in an This part is only for people of adult size. accident even one that isn’t your fault you and...

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    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.

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    The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic bones. And you’d be less likely to slide under the lap belt. If you slid under it, the belt would apply force at your abdomen.

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    What’s wrong with this? 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. The shoulder belt is too loose. It won’t give nearly as much protection this way.

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    What’s wrong with this? CAUTIOl.: You can be seriously injured if your belt is In a crash, buckled in the wrong place like this. the belt would go up over your abdomen, The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones.

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    &= What’s wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In crash, your body would move too far forward, which would increase the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which aren’t as strong as shoulder bones.

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    What’s wrong with this? You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. a crash, you wouldn’t have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it.

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    Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. Like all occupants, they are more likely to be seriously injured if they don’t wear safety belts. To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. The belt should go back out of the way.

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    The best way to protect the fetus is protect the Here are the most important things to know about the air mother. When a safety belt is worn properly, it’s more bag system: likely that the fetus won’t be hurt in a crash.

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    CAUTION: (Continued) CAUTION: system is designed for them. Young children and Air bags inflate with great force, faster than the infants need the protection that a child restraint blink of an eye. If you’re too close to an inflating system can provide. Always secure children air bag, it could seriously injure you.

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    How the Air Bag System Works The right front passenger’s air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger’s side. Where are the air bags? The driver’s air bag is in the middle of the steering wheel. 1-22...

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    In any particular crash, no one can say whether an air bag should have inflated simply because of the damage to a vehicle or because of what the repair costs were. Inflation is determined by the angle of the impact and If something is between an occupant and an air how quickly the vehicle slows down in frontal or bag, the bag might not inflate properly or it...

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    What will you see after an air bag inflates? In many crashes severe enough to inflate an air bag, windshields are broken by vehicle deformation. After an air bag inflates, it quickly deflates, Additional windshield breakage may also occur from the quickly that some people may not even realize the right front passenger air bag.

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    Servicing Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle Your NOTICE: Air bags affect how your vehicle should be serviced. There are parts of the air bag system in several places you damage the covering for the driver’s or the around your vehicle. You don’t want the system to right front passenger’s air bag, the bag may not inflate while someone is working on your vehicle.

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    Center Passenger Position Lap Belt If your vehicle has a front split seat and a rear bench seat, someone can sit in the center positions. When you sit in 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.

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

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    Positions Lap-Shoulder Belt The positions next to the windows have lap-shoulder belts. Here’s how to wear one properly. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Don’t let it get twisted. The shoulder belt may lock if you pull the belt across you very quickly.

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    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 would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to.

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    safety belt locks if there’s a sudden stop or a crash, or if you pull the belt very quickly out of the retractor. You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase iniurv.

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    Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults Rear shoulder belt comfort guides will provide added safety belt comfort for children who have outgrown child restraints and for small adults. When installed on shoulder belt, the comfort guide pulls the belt away from the neck and head.

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    2. Slide the guide under and past the belt. The elastic 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. cord must be under the belt. Then, place the guide The elastic cord must be under the belt and the over the belt, and insert the two edges of the belt guide on top.

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    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.

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    Infants need complete support, including support for the head and neck. This is necessary because an infant’s neck is weak and its head weighs much compared with the rest of its body. In a crash, an infant in a Smaller children and babies should always be rear-facing restraint settles into the restraint, so the restrained in a child or infant restraint.

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    a 12-1b. at only 25 mph (40 (5.5 kg) baby km/h), will suddenly become a 240-1b. (110 kg) force on your arms. The baby would be almost impossible to hold. Secure the baby in an infant restraint. Never hold a baby in your arms while riding in a vehicle.

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

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    A rear-facing infant restraint (B) positions 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 crash.

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    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 fkom 20 to 40 lbs. (9 to 18 kg) and about 26 to 40 inches (66 to 102 cm) in height., or up to around four years of age.

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    A booster seat (F, G) is designed for children who are about 40 to 60 lbs. (1 8 to 27 kg) and about four to eight years of age. It’s designed to improve the fit of the vehicle’s safety belt system. Booster seats with shields use lap-only belts;...

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    When choosing a child restraint, be sure the child Where to Put the Restraint restraint is designed to be used in a vehicle. If it is, Accident statistics show that children safer if they it will have a label saying that it meets Federal Motor are restrained in the rear rather than the front seat.

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    If you need to have an anchor installed, you can ask your Chevrolet dealer to put it in for you. If you want to install an anchor yourself, your dealer can tell you how to do it.

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    If your child restraint has a top strap, your dealer 2. Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap and shoulder obtain a with anchor hardware and installation portions of the vehicle’s safety belt through or instructions specifically designed for this vehicle. The around the restraint.

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    To tighten the belt, feed the shoulder belt back into 4. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor while you push down on the child the retractor to set the lock. 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...

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    remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle’s safety belt and let it go back all the way. The safety belt move will freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. A child in a child restraint in the center front seat Securing a Child Restraint in the Center can be badly injured by the right front passenger Rear Seat Position...

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    1. Make the belt as long as possible by tilting the latch 4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is plate and pulling it along the belt. positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 2.

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    6. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle’s safety belt. It will be ready to work for an adult or larger A child in a rear-facing child restraint can child passenger.

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    If the shoulder belt goes in front of the child's face or neck, put it behind the child restraint. 5. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to.

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    Larger Children 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 Children who have outgrown child restraints should on the child restraint as you tighten the belt.

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    Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear seat. But they need to use the safety belts properly. Children who aren’t buckled up can be thrown out Never do this. in a crash. Here two children are wearing the same belt. The Children who aren’t buckled up can strike other belt can’t properly spread the impact forces.

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    Never do this. Here a child is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the belt in this way, in a crash the child might slide under the belt. The belt’s force would then be applied right on the child’s abdomen.

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    Safety Belt Extender Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash If the vehicle’s safety belt will fasten around you, you should use it. If you’ve had a crash, do you need new belts? But if a safety belt isn’t long enough to fasten, your After a very minor collision, nothing may be necessary.

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    Section 2 Features and Controls Here you can learn about the many standard and optional features on your vehicle, and information on starting, shifting and braking. Also explained are the instrument panel and the warning systems that tell you if everything working properly and what to do if you have a problem.

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    Keys CAT TON: Leaving young children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don’t leave the keys in a vehicle with young children.

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    The ignition keys don’t have plugs. Your dealer or Chevrolet Roadside Assistance has the code for your keys. The door key does have a plug. The plug has a code on it that tells your dealer or a qualified locksmith how to make extra door keys.

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    Door Locks Unlocked doors can be dangerous. Passengers especially children can easily open the doors and fall out. When door locked, the inside handle won’t open 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 From the inside, push the lever on the left (shown above)

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    Changes or modifications to this system by other than Remote Keyless Entry (If Equipped) authorized service facility could void authorization If your vehicle has this option, you can lock and unlock to use this equipment. your doors or unlock your trunk from about 3 feet (1 m) This system has a range of about 3 feet (1 m) up to up to 30 feet (9 m) away using the remote keyless entry 30 feet (9 m).

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    Matching Transmitter(s) To Your Vehicle Operation Each remote keyless entry transmitter is coded to Press UNLOCK once to prevent another transmitter from unlocking your vehicle. unlock the driver’s door. If a transmitter is lost or stolen, a replacement can Press UNLOCK again purchased through your dealer.

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    NOTICE: When replacing the battery, use care not to touch any of the circuitry. Static from your body transferred to these surfaces may damage the transmitter. For battery replacement, use type CR2032 or an equivalent. To replace the battery: 1. Insert a flat object like a dime into the slot on the back of the transmitter.

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    make Trunk Snap the top and bottom together; sure the halves are together tightly water won’t get in. 4. Test the operation your transmitter with your CAUTION: vehicle. If the transmitter does not work, try synchronizing the transmitter with your receiver, (located in your vehicle).

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    Theft Trunk Lock To unlock the trunk from the outside, insert the door key Vehicle theft is big business, especially in some cities. and turn it. You can also use the remote keyless entry Although your vehicle has a number of theft-deterrent function if your vehicle has this option.

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    Parking Lots PASS-Key@ I1 If you park in lot where someone will be watching Your vehicle is equipped your vehicle, it’s best to lock it up and take your keys. with the PASS-Key I1 But what if you have to leave your ignition key? (Personalized Automotive If possible, park in a busy, well lit area.

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    At this time, you may also want to to have a new key made. In an emergency, call the Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Center at check the fuses (see “Fuses and Circuit Breakers” in the Index). If the starter won’t work with the other key, your 1-800-CHEV-USA (1-800-243-8872).

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    Ignition Positions SS13reak-In” New Vehicle NOTICE: Your vehicle doesn’t need an elaborate ‘6break-in.” But w i l l perform better the long run if you follow these guidelines: Don’t drive at any one speed fast or first slow for the 500 miles (805 km).

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    LOCK (B): Before you put the key into the ignition NOTICE: switch, the switch is in LOCK. It’s also the only position which you can remove your key. This position locks your ignition, steering wheel and transaxle. It’s a LOCK and you can’t If your key seems stuck in theft-deterrent feature.

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    Don’t try to shift to PARK (P) if your Chevrolet START for up to 15 seconds. This clears the extra is moving. If you do, you could damage the gasoline from the engine.

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    NOTICE: If it doesn’t start right away, hold your key in Don’t try to shift to PARK (P) if your Chevrolet START for about three to five seconds at a time until is moving. If you do, you could damage the your engine starts.

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    Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped) waiting about 15 seconds, repeat normal After starting procedure. 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.

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    To Use the Engine Coolant Heater 4. Before starting the engine, be sure to unplug and store the cord it was before to keep it T u r n off the engine. away from moving engine parts. If you don’t, it could be damaged.

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    Automatic Transaxle Operation It is dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. Don’t leave your vehicle when the engine is running unless you have to.

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    NEUTRAL (N): Make sure the shift lever is fully in PARK (P) before In this position, your engine doesn’t connect with the wheels. To restart when you’re starting the engine. Your vehicle has a Brake-Transaxle Shift Interlock. You must fully apply your regular brakes already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only.

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    (D); AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE(@): DRIVE This position is also used for This position is normal for normal driving. If you need more power passing, offers fuel driving, but it more power and lower economy than AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE(@). and you’re: Going less than 35 mph (55 push your Here are some times you might choose DRIVE (D) km/h),...

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    SECOND (2): This position gives you more power but FIRST (1): This position gives you even more power lower fuel economy. You can use SECOND (2) on hills. (but lower fuel economy) than SECOND (2). You can It can help control your speed as you go down steep use it on very steep hills, or in deep snow or mud.

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    Parking Brake NOTICE: To set the parking brake, hold the regular brake Driving with the parking brake on can cause pedal down with your your rear brakes to overheat. You may have to right foot. Push down the replace them, and you could also damage other parking brake pedal with parts of your vehicle.

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    Column Shift Shifting Into PARK (P) L, ! ” 1. Hold the brake pedal down with your right foot and set the parking brake. C WTION: 2. Move the shift lever into the PARK (P) position like this: can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK with the parking brake firmly set.

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    Console Shift 1. Hold the brake pedal down with your right foot and set the parking brake. 2. Move the shift lever into the PARK position like this: Hold in the button on the lever and push the lever all the way toward the front of your vehicle.

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    Torque Lock Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running 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 the parking pawl in the transaxle.

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    Shifting Out of PARK (P) Parking Over Things That Burn Your vehicle has a Brake-Transaxle Shift Interlock. You must fully apply your regular brakes before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition is in RUN. “Automatic Transaxle Operation” in the Index. 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.

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    Running Your Engine While Engine Exhaust You’re Parked It’s better not to park with the engine running. But if you ever have to, here are some things to know. Engine exhaust can kill. contains the gas carbon monoxide (CO), which you can’t see or smell.

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    Power Windows 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.

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    Turn SignaYMultifunction Lever To stop the window while it is lowering, press the top of the switch, raise the window, press and hold the top of the switch. Horn Press on or along the top edge of your steering wheel horn symbols to sound the horn.

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    n r n Signal and Lane Change Indicator As you signal a turn or a lane change, if the arrow flashes faster than normal, a signal bulb may be burned The turn signal has two upward (for right) and two out and other drivers won’t see your turn signal.

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    Heavy snow or ice can overload your wipers. A circuit Windshield Wipers breaker will stop them until the motor cools. Clear away You control the windshield snow or ice to prevent an overload. wipers by turning the band Windshield Washer marked WIPER.

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

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    1. Move the cruise control switch to ON. 2. Get up to the speed you want. Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control There are two ways to go to a higher speed: Use the accelerator pedal to get to the higher speed. Resuming a Set Speed Push the SET button at the end of the lever, then Suppose you set your cruise control at a desired speed...

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    Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control Ending Cruise Control your are two off h e There are two ways to reduce speed while using There ways to turn cruise control: cruise control: Step lightly the brake pedal; Push in the SET button until you reach the lower Move the cruise switch to OFF.

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    Instrument Panel Lights Exterior Lamps Courtesy Lamps Turn the knob to this symbol (B) to turn on the parking and other operating lamps without the headlamps. -' a - , Turn the knob to this symbol (C) to turn on the headlamps and other operating lamps.

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    The DRL system will make your high-beam headlamps Interior Lamps come reduced brightness when: Instrument Panel Brightness Control The ignition is on, You can brighten or dim the instrument panel lamps by The headlamp switch is off and moving the dial (located next to the headlamp switch.) The parking brake is released.

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    slowly dim during the delay time until they go out. The Sustained .Interior Illumination delay time is canceled if you turn the ignition key to Your courtesy lamps will come on and stay on for a set RUN or START, so the lamps will go out right away. time whenever you: When the ignition is on, sustained interior...

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    Inside Daymight Rearview Mirror Battery Saver You can adjust the mirror for day or night driving. Press Your vehicle has a feature to help prevent you from the tab forward (away from you) for day driving. Pull draining the battery, in case you accidentally leave the courtesy lamps on.

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    Storage Armrest : x Outside Mirror your passenger’s side mirror is convex. A convex To use the storage area, so you can see mirror’s surface is curved more from fold down the armrest. the driver’s seat. Press the latch on the front edge of the armrest and pull up.

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    Door Storage Compartments Convenience Net (Op Each of the doors has storage compartment. Your vehicle may have convenience net. You’ll see it just inside the back wall of the trunk. Center Console Put small loads, like grocery bags, behind the net. It can help keep them from falling over during sharp turns quick starts and stops.

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    Visor Vanity Mirrors NOTICE: Open the cover to expose the vanity mirror. For the driver’s mirror, slide the cover to the side. For the Don’t put papers and other things that burn passenger’s mirror, lift the cover. The lamps will come into your ashtrays.

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    3. Use a screwdriver to screw the locator post into the They are located on the passenger’s side of the vehicle, vehicle’s carpeting. Press down while turning to below the glove box and behind what is referred to as a allow the locator “auger point”...

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    OnStar System (Option) Sunroof (Option) This system may be obtained from your dealer. The following services are available 24 hours a day: Roadside Service with Location Emergency Services Button Remote Door Unlock Theft DetectiodNotification of Air Bag Deployment Customer Convenience Services For more information, contact your dealer.

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    Instrument Panel Your Information System...

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    E. Audio System A. Vents E Ashtray and Lighter B. Instrument Cluster G. Remote Trunk Release C. Climate ControlsRear Defogger Lamp Controls Glove Box 2-45...

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    Instrument Panel Cluster Standard Cluster: United States Version Shown, Canadian Similar...

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    Trip Odometer Your instrument cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You’ll know Your trip odometer tells how far you have driven since how fast you’re going, about how much fuel is in your you last reset it, To set it to zero, press the reset button.

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    When one of the warning lights comes on and stays on Warning Lights, Gages when you are driving, or when one of the gages shows and Indicators there may be a problem, check the section that tells you what to do about it. Please follow this manual’s advice. This part describes the warning lights and gages that Waiting to do repairs can be costly -- and even may be on your vehicle.

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    Air Bag Readiness Light Charging System Light There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument The charging system light panel, which shows AIR BAG or the air bag symbol. will come on briefly when The system checks the air bag’s electrical system for you turn the ignition, as malfunctions.

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    Brake System Warning Light Your vehicle’s hydraulic brake system is divided into two parts. If one part isn’t working, the other part still work and stop you. For good braking, though, Your brake system may not be working properly need both parts working well. if the brake system warning light is on.

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    Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light With the anti-lock brake system, this light will Your regular brake system may not be working come on when you start ANTI properly if the anti-lock brake system warning your engine and it will LOCK stay on for three seconds.

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    Anti-Lock Brake System Active Light Engine Coolant Temperature Light This When your anti-lock system light tells you that is adjusting brake pressure your engine coolant has to help avoid a braking skid, overheated or your the anti-lock brake system radiator cooling fan( s) TRAC...

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    Low Coal:-nt Warning Light Engine Coolant Temperature Gage You have a gage that shows If this light comes on, your system is low on coolant the engine coolant temperature. If the gage aid the engine may pointer moves into the red overheat.

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    Malfunction Indicator Lamp NOTICE: (Service Engine Soon Light) Your vehicle is equipped If you keep driving your vehicle with this light with a computer which on, after a while, your emission controls may not SERVICE monitors operation of the work as well, your fuel economy may not be ENGINE fuel, ignition and emission good and your engine may not run as smoothly.

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    cap has been left off or improperly installed. A loose or If the Light Is Flashing missing fuel cap will allow fuel to evaporate into the The following may prevent more serious damage to atmosphere. A few driving trips with the cap properly your vehicle: installed should turn the light off.

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    Oil Warning Light CAUTION: If you have a problem with your oil, this light may stay Don’t keep driving if the oil pressure is low. If on after you start your you do, your engine can become so hot that it engine, or come on when you are driving.

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    Low Oil Level Light Change Oil Soon Light The CHG OIL SOON light Your engine is equipped with an oil level monitoring should come on as a bulb system. When the ignition check when you start the key is turned on, the LOW engine.

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    Security Light Fuel Gage This Your fuel gage tells you light will come on when you turn the key to about how much fuel you START and stay on until the have left when the ignition SECURITY vehicle starts. is on. When the indicator nears EMPTY (E), you still have a little fuel left, but you should get more soon.

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    Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems In this section, you’ll find out how to operate the comfort control and audio systems offered with your vehicle. Be sure to read about the particular systems supplied with your vehicle. Comfort Controls 3-11 AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Air Conditioning...

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    Comfort Controls With these systems, you can control the heating, cooling and ventilation in your vehicle. The systems work best if Air Conditioning with Electronic Controls you keep your windows closed while using them. Fan Knob The right knob with the fan symbol selects the force air you want.

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    Mode Knob VENT This setting brings in'outside air and The left knob has several settings to control the direction directs it through the instrument panel outlets. of airflow. For each setting, set the temperature to a FLOOR: This setting sends most of the air comfortable setting.

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    For quick cool-down on very hot days, use MAX with Ventilation System the temperature control all the way in the blue area. this setting is used for long periods of time, the air in your velucle may become too dry. For normal cooling on hot days, use A/C with the temperature control in the blue area.

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    Ventilation Tips Rear Window Defogger For mild outside temperatures when little heating or The rear window defogger cooling is needed, use VENT to direct outside air uses a warming grid to through your vehicle. remove fog from the rear window. Press the knob to Keep the hood and front air inlet free of ice, snow or any other obstruction, such as leaves.

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    AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player NOTICE: and Automatic Tone Control Don’t use a razor blade or something else sharp on the inside of the rear window. If you do, you could cut or damage the warming grid, and the repairs wouldn’t be covered by your warranty.

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    SCV: Your system has a feature called SCAN: Press one of the SEEK arrows for two seconds, and SCAN will appear in the display. Use SCAN to Speed-Compensated-Volume (SCV). With SCV, your audio system adjusts automatically to make up for listen to stations for a few seconds.

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    P.SCAN: Press this button to listen to each of your Push these knobs back into their stored positions when you’re not using them. favorite stations stored on your pushbuttons for a few seconds. The radio will scan through each of the stations AUTO TONE: This feature allows you to choose preset stored on your pushbuttons, except those stations with bass and treble equalization settings designed for...

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    PREV (1): Press this button or the left SEEK arrow to Playing Cassette Tape go to the previous selection on the tape if the current Your tape player is built to work best with tapes that are selection has been playing for less than eight seconds. 30 to 45 minutes long on each side.

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    (4): Press this button to reverse the tape rapidly. cassette tape in the player while listening to the radio, Press it again to return to playing speed. The radio will may become warm. play the last-selected station while the tape reverses. CLN: If this message appears on the display, the cassette (5): Press this button to reduce background noise.

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    and wind noise as you drive. Set the volume at the AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player desired level. Move the control ring behind the upper and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped) knob to the right to adjust the SCV. Then, as you drive, SCV automatically increases the volume, as necessary, to overcome noise at any particular speed.

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    PUSHBUTTONS: The six numbered pushbuttons let P.SCAN or one of the pushbuttons again to stop you return to your favorite stations. You can set up to scanning. P.SCAN will be displayed whenever the tuner 18 stations (six AM, six FM1 and six FM2). Just: is in the P.SCAN mode.

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    AUTO TONE: Playing a Compact Disc This feature allows you to choose preset bass and treble equalization settings designed for Insert a disc partway into the slot, label side up. The country/western, classical, news, rock, pop and jazz player will pull it in. The disc should begin playing. The stations.

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    RDM (2): Press this button to hear the tracks in random, AM-FM: Press this button to play the radio when a disc rather than sequential, order. RANDOM will show on is in the player. The letters CD will go off the display. the display.

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    1. Write down any three four-digit number from Theft-Deterrent Feature (If Equipped) 000 to 1999 and keep it in a safe place separate THEFTLOCK' is designed to discourage theft of your from the vehicle. radio. It works by using a secret code to disable all radio 2.

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    Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a 1. Turn the ignition to ACCESSORY or RUN. Power Loss 2. Turn the radio off. Enter your secret code as follows; pause more than 3. Press the 1 and buttons together. Hold them down 15 seconds between steps: until SEC shows on the display.

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    VOLUME: Audio Steering Wheel Controls Press the up or down arrow to increase or (If Equipped) decrease volume. 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...

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    FM Stereo NOTICE: stereo will give you the best sound, but FM signals will reach only about 10 to 40 miles (16 to 65 Tall km). Before you add any sound equipment to your buildings or hills can interfere with FM signals, causing the sound to come and go.

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    Care of Your Cassette Tape Player When using a scrubbing action, non-abrasive cleaning cassette, it is normal for the cassette to eject because A tape player that is not cleaned regularly can cause your unit is equipped with a cut tape detection feature reduced sound quality, ruined cassettes or a damaged and a cleaning cassette may appear as a broken tape.

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    EJECT for Care of Your Compact Disc Player After you clean the player, press and hold five seconds to reset the indicator. The radio will The use of CD lens cleaner discs is not advised, due to display to show the indicator was reset. the risk of contaminating the lens of the CD optics with Cassettes are subject to wear and the sound quality lubricants internal to the CD mechanism.

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    Section 4 Your Driving and the Road also Here you’ll find information about driving on different kinds of roads and in varying weather conditions. We’ve included many other useful tips on driving. Defensive Driving 4- 15 Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads Drunken Driving 4-18 City Driving...

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    Drive defensively. Vision Please start with a very important safety device in your Chevrolet: Buckle up. (See “Safety Belts” in the Index.) Attentiveness. Defensive driving really means “be ready for anything.” On city streets, rural roads or freeways, it means...

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    The length of time it has taken the drinker to Police records show that almost half of all motor vehicle-related deaths involve alcohol. In most cases, consume the alcohol. these deaths are the result of someone who was drinking According to the American Medical Association, a and driving.

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    0.05 percent, and that the effects are worse at night. All It’s the amount of alcohol that counts. For example, if the same person drank three double martinis (3 ounces drivers are impaired at BAC levels above 0.05 percent. or 90 ml of liquor each) within an hour, the person’s Statistics show that the chance of being in collision BAC would be close to 0.12 percent.

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    CAUTION: Drinking and then driving is very dangerous. Your reflexes, perceptions, attentiveness and judgment can be affected by even a small amount of alcohol. You can have a serious or even fatal collision if you drive after drinking. Please don’t drink and drive or ride with a driver who has been drinking.

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    Braking Avoid needless heavy braking. Some people drive in spurts heavy acceleration followed by heavy Braking action involvesperception time and reaction time. braking rather than keeping pace with traffic. This is a mistake. Your brakes not have time to cool First, you have to decide to push on the brake pedal.

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    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) Your vehicle has anti-lock brakes (ABS). ABS is an advanced electronic braking system that will help prevent a braking skid. When you start your engine, or when you begin to drive away, your anti-lock brake system will check itself. You ..

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    The anti-lock system can change the brake pressure faster Remember: Anti-lock doesn’t change the time you need than any driver could. The computer is programmed to to get your foot up to the brake pedal or always decrease most of make the available tire and road conditions.

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    Suppose you’re steering through a sharp curve. Then you Steering suddenly accelerate. Both control systems steering and Power Steering acceleration have to do their work where the tires meet the road. Adding the sudden acceleration can demand too If you lose power steering assist because the engine much of those places.

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

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    Passing Off-Road Recovery The driver of a vehicle about to pass another on a You may find that your right wheels have dropped off the edge of a road onto the shoulder while you’re driving. two-lane highway waits for just the right moment, accelerates, moves around the vehicle ahead, then goes back into the right lane again.

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    Do not get too close to the vehicle you want to of the right lane to pass. When you are far enough ahead of the passed vehicle to see its front in your pass while you’re awaiting an opportunity. For inside mirror, activate your right lane change signal one thing, following too closely reduces your area and move back into the right lane.

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    Of course, traction is reduced when water, snow, ice, Skidding gravel or other material is on the road. For safety, you’ll In a skid, a driver can lose control of the vehicle. want to slow down and adjust your driving to these Defensive drivers avoid most skids by taking reasonable conditions.

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    Don’t drink and drive. Driving at Night Adjust your inside rearview mirror to reduce the glare from headlamps behind you. Since you can’t see as well, you may need to slow down and keep more space between you and other vehicles. Slow down, especially on higher speed roads.

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    Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads You can be temporarily blinded by approaching headlamps. It can take a second or two, or even several seconds, for your eyes to readjust to the dark. When you are faced with severe glare (as from driver who doesn’t lower the high beams, or a vehicle with misaimed headlamps), slow down a little.

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    The heavier the rain, the harder it is to see. Even if your Driving too fast through large water puddles or even windshield wiper blades are in good shape, a heavy rain going through some car washes can cause problems, too. can make it harder to see road signs and traffic signals, The water may affect your brakes.

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    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, If you drive too quickly through deep puddles or it has little no contact with the road.

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    City Driving Here are ways to increase your safety in city driving: Know the best way to get to where you are going. Get a city map and plan your trip into an unknown part of the city just as you would for a cross-country trip.

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    Freeway Driving At the entrance, there is usually a ramp that leads freeway. If you have a clear view of the freeway as you drive along the entrance ramp, you should begin to T r y check traffic. to determine where you expect to blend with the flow.

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    There is something about an easy stretch of road with Chevrolet dealerships all across North America. the same scenery, along with the hum of the tires on They’ll be ready and willing to help...

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    Hill and Mountain Roads What can you do about highway hypnosis? First, be aware that it can happen. Then here are some tips: Make sure your vehicle is well ventilated, with a comfortably cool interior. Keep your eyes moving. Scan the road ahead and to the sides.

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    If you drive regularly in steep country, or if you’re planning to visit there, here are some tips that can make CAUTION: your trips safer and more enjoyable. Keep your vehicle in good shape. Check all fluid Coasting downhill in NEUTRAL (N) or with levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system the ignition off is dangerous.

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    of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer Here are some tips for winter driving: clothing, a small shovel, a flashlight, a red cloth and couple of reflective warning triangles. And, if you will Have your vehicle in good shape for winter. be driving under severe conditions, include a small bag of sand, apiece of old carpet or a couple of burlap bags You may want to put winter emergency supplies in...

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    Driving on Snow or Ice least traction of all. You can get wet ice when it’s about freezing (32 O O C ) and freezing rain begins to fall. O F ; Most of the time, those places where your tires meet the Try to avoid driving wet ice until salt and sand crews road probably have good traction.

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    u’re Caught in Blizzard Tie a red cloth to your vehicle to alert police that you’ve been stopped by the snow. Put on extra clothing or wrap 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...

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    Run your engine only long as you must. This saves fuel. When you run the engine, make it go a little faster than just idle. That is, push the accelerator slightly. This uses less fuel for the heat that you get and it keeps the Snow can trap exhaust gases under your vehicle.

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    ’ CAUTION: CAUTION: Do not load your vehicle any heavier than Things you put inside your vehicle can strike the GVWR, or either the maximum front or and injure people in sudden stop or turn, or rear GAWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle in a crash.

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    fuel economy. Successful, safe trailering takes correct Towing a Trailer equipment, and it has to be used properly. That’s the reason for this part. In it are many CAUTIbn time-tested, important trailering tips and safety rules. Many of these are important for your safety and that of your passengers.

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    50 mph (80 km/h) advice, you can write us at: don’t make starts at full throttle. This helps your Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center engine and other parts of your vehicle wear in at the P.O. Box 7047 heavier loads. Troy, MI 48007-7047 Obey speed limit restrictions when towing a trailer.

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    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.

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    Before you start, check the trailer hitch and platform Safety Chains (and attachments), safety chains, electrical connector, your You should always attach chains between vehicle lamps, tires and mirror adjustment. If the trailer has and your trailer. Cross the safety chains under the tongue electric brakes, start your vehicle and trailer moving and of the trailer so that the tongue will not drop to the road then apply the trailer brake controller by hand to be sure...

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    Check Then, to move the trailer to the left, just move that with your Chevrolet dealer. The green arrows on your hand to the left. To move the trailer to the right, move instrument panel will flash whenever you signal a turn your hand to the right.

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    Parking on Hills Shift into a gear; and Release the parking brake. You really should not park your vehicle, with a trailer attached, on a hill. If something goes wrong, your rig 2. Let up on the brake pedal. could start to move. People can be injured, and both 3.

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    Section 5 Problems on the Road Here you’ll find what to do about some problems that can occur on the road. Hazard Warning Flashers 5-25 If a Tire Goes Flat 5-25 Jump Starting Changing a Flat Tire Towing Your Vehicle 5-37 Compact Spare Tire 5- 13...

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    Hazard Warning Flashers Press the switch (located near the ignition switch) to make your front and rear turn signal lamps flash off. Your hazard warning flashers work no matter what position your key is in, and even if the key isn't in. To turn off the flashers, press the switch again.

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    Other Warning Devices NOTICE: If you carry reflective triangles, you can set one up at the side of the road about 300 feet (100 m) behind Ignoring these steps could result in costly damage your vehicle. to your vehicle that wouldn’t be covered by your Jump Starting warranty.

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    To avoid the possibility of the vehicles rolling, set the parking brake firmly on both vehicles involved the jump start procedure. Put your automatic transaxle in PARK (P). 3. Turn off the ignition on both vehicles. Turn off all lamps that aren’t needed, and radios. This will avoid sparks and help save both batteries.

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    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 Using a match near a battery can cause battery know.

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    8. Don’t let the other end touch metal. Connect it to the positive terminal of the good battery. Use a remote positive terminal if the vehicle has one. 9. Now connect the black negative cable to 7. Connect the red positive cable to the positive the good battery’s terminal of the vehicle with the dead battery.

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    12. Try to start the vehicle with the dead battery. Don’t let the other end touch anything until the next If it won’t start after a few tries, it probably step. The other end of the negative cable doesn go to ’...

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    Towing Your Vehicle Try to have a dealer or a professional towing service tow your vehicle. If your vehicle has been changed or modified since was factory-new by adding aftermarket items like fog lamps, aero skirting or special tires and wheels, these instructions illustrations may not be correct.

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    When your vehicle is being towed, have the ignition turned to the position. The steering wheel should be clamped in a straight-ahead position, with a clamping device designed for towing service. Do not use the A wnicle can fall from a car carrier if it isn’t vehicle’s steering column lock for this.

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    NOTICE: Do not tow with sling-type equipment or fascidfog lamp damage will occur. Use wheel-lift or car-carrier equipment. Additional ramping may be required for car-carrier equipment. Use safety chains and wheel straps. Use the T-slots for car-carrier securing. Towing a vehicle over rough surfaces could damage a vehicle.

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    Attach T-hook chains in Rear Towing front of the wheels, into A towing dolly must be used under the drive wheels the side slots of the cradle, when towing from the rear on both sides. These slots are to be used when loading or securing to car-carrier equipment.

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    Attach T-hook chains into NOTICE: the slots in the bottom of the floor pan support rails, the rear just ahead of Do not tow with sling-type equipment or the rear wheels, on both sides. bumper valance will be damaged. wheel-lift car-carrier equipment.

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    Engine Overheating Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode (3100 Engine Only) will find a coolant temperature gage and a hot engine warning light on your instrument panel. See Should an overheated engine condition exist, an “Engine Coolant Temperature Gage” and “Engine overheat protection mode which alternates firing groups Coolant Temperature Warning Light”...

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    If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine Steam from an overheated engine can burn you badly, even you just open the hood. Stay away from the engine if you see or hear steam coming it off and get everyone away from it.

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    If you no longer have the overheat warning, you can If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine drive. Just to be safe, drive slower for about 10 minutes. If you get the overheat warning but see or hear no If the warning doesn’t come back on, you can steam, the problem may not be too serious.

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    Cooling System When you decide it’s safe to lift the hood, here’s what vou’ll see: 3800 (Code K) Engine A. Coolant Recovery Reservoir B. Electric Engine Cooling Fans C. Radiator Pressure Cap 3100 (Code M) Engine A. Coolant Recovery Reservoir B.

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    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.

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    How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank If you haven’t found a problem yet, but the coolant level Heater and radiator hoses, and other engine isn’t at the COLD mark, add a 50/50 mixture of clean water (preferably distilled) and DEX-COOL@ engine parts, can be very hot.

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    NOTICE: CAUTION: In cold weather, water can freeze and crack the You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol Use the recommended coolant and the proper and it will burn if the engine parts are hot coolant mixture.

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    Steam and scalding liquids from a hot cooling system can blow out and burn you badly. They are under pressure, and if you turn the radiator pressure cap even a little they can come out at high speed. Never turn the cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap, is hot.

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    How to Add Coolant to the Radiator 2. Then keep turning the pressure cap, but now push down as you NOTICE: turn it. Remove the pressure cap. Your engine has specific radiator fill procedure. Failure to follow this procedure could cause your engine to overheat and be severely damaged.

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    3. After the engine cools, open the coolant air bleed 3800 V6 (VIN Code K): valve or valves. There is one bleed valve. It is located on the themostat housing. 3 100 V6 (VIN Code M): There are two bleed valves. One is located on the thermostat housing.

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    Fill the radiator with the proper DEX-COOL@ coolant mixture, up to the base of the filler neck. (See “Engine Coolant” in the Index for more information about the proper coolant mixture.) If you see a stream of coolant coming from an air bleed valve, close the valve.

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    10. Then replace the pressure cap. At any time during 8. Start the engine and let it run until you can feel the this procedure if coolant begins to flow out of the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the filler neck, reinstall the pressure cap.

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    Changing a Flat Tire If a Tire Goes Flat It’s unusual for a tire to “blow out” while you’re driving, If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire and wheel damage especially if you maintain your tires properly. If air goes by driving slowly to a level place.

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    Removing the Spare Tire and Tools The equipment you’ll need in the trunk. Pull the ........ carpeting from the floor of the trunk. Turn the center ....nut on the compact spare tire cover to the left to remove it.

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    Turn the nut holding the jack and wrench to the left and The tools you’ll be using include the jack (A), remove it. Then remove the jack and wrench. socket (B) and wheel wrench (C). 5-27...

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    If there is a wheel cover, loosen the nut caps with the To remove a center cap, use the wrench to pry gently at wheel wrench. They won’t come off. Then, using the the notch. Don’t use a tool that is narrower than the flat end of the wheel wrench, pry along the edge of the wrench to pry at this notch.

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    Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the 3. Position the jack under Spare Tire the vehicle and raise the jack lift head until it fits firmly into the notch in the vehicle’s frame nearest the flat tire. Using the wheel wrench, loosen all the wheel nuts. Don’t remove them yet.

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    FRONT VEHICLE FRONT EDGE OF EDGE REAR OF FRONT REAR WHEEL WHEEL OPENING Front Rear The pictures shown directly above display the Put the compact spare tire near you. vehicle’s front notch location and the vehicle’s rear notch location respectively. 5-30...

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    it is Getting under vehicle when jacked up is dangerous. If the vehicle slips off the jack, you could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. CAUTION: Raising your vehicle with the jack improperly positioned can damage the vehicle and even make the vehicle fall.

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

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    7. Replace the wheel nuts with the rounded end of the nuts toward the wheel. Tighten each nut by hand until the wheel is held against the hub. 8. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack handle to the left. Lower the jack completely. 5-33...

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    9. Tighten the wheel nuts NOTICE: Improperly tightened wheel nuts can lead to brake pulsation and rotor damage. To avoid expensive brake repairs, evenly tighten the wheel nuts in the proper sequence and to the proper torque specification. 10. Don’t try to put a wheel cover on your compact spare tire.

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    Storing the Flat Tire and Tools 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.

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    Storir 7 the Spare Tire a T - Tools 1. Nut 2. Cover Wing 4. Spacer Storing a jack, a tire or other equipment in the 5. Compact Spare Tire passenger compartment of the vehicle could 6. Wrench cause injury. In a sudden stop or collision, loose 7.

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    Compact Spare Tire NOTICE: Although the compact spare tire was fully inflated when your vehicle was new, it can lose a i r after a time. Check When the compact spare is installed, don’t take the inflation pressure regularly. It should be 60 psi your vehicle through an automatic car wash with (420 P a ) .

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    If You’re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, NOTICE: Ice or Snow What you don’t want to do when your vehicle is stuck is Spinning your wheels can destroy parts of your to spin your wheels too fast. The method known as vehicle as well as the tires.

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    Section 6 Service and Appearance Care Here you will find information about the care of your vehicle. This section begins with service and fuel information, and then it shows how to check important fluid and lubricant levels. There is also technical infomation about your vehicle, and a part devoted to its appearance care.

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    Your dealer knows your vehicle best and wants you to want to use the proper Chevrolet Service Manual. It tells be happy with it. We hope you’ll go to your dealer for you much more about how to service your vehicle than all your service needs.

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    Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle Things you might add to the outside of your vehicle You can be injured and your vehicle could be affect the airflow around it. This may cause wind noise and affect windshield washer performance. Check with damaged if you try to do service work on a your dealer before adding equipment to the outside vehicle without knowing enough about...

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    If it’s bad enough, it can damage your engine. to your authorized Chevrolet dealer for diagnosis to determine the cause of failure. In the event it is If you’re using fuel rated at 87 octane or higher and you determined that the cause of the condition is the type of hear heavy knocking, your engine needs service.

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    To provide cleaner air, all gasolines in the United States Fuels in Foreign Countries are now required to contain additives that will help If you plan on driving in another country outside prevent deposits from forming in your engine and fuel United States or Canada, the proper fuel may be hard system, allowing your emission control system to find.

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    Filling Your Tank The tethered cap is behind hinged door on the left side of your vehicle. While refueling, the cap hang by the tether below the fuel fill opening. Gasoline vapor is highly flammable. It burns violently, and that can cause very bad injuries. Don’t smoke if you’re near gasoline or refueling your vehicle.

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    To remove the cap, turn it slowly to the left When you put the cap back on, turn it to the right (clockwise) until you hear a clicking sound. Make (counterclockwise). The cap has a spring in it; if you let go of the cap too soon, it will spring back to the right.

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    Filling a Portable Fuel Container Checking Things Under thc Hood Never fill a portable fuel container while it is in An electric fan under the hood can start up and injure you even when the engine is not running. your vehicle. Static electricity discharge from the container can ignite the gasoline vapor.

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    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.

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    When vou oDen the hood on the 3 100 (Code M) engine. you’ll see: J. Windshield Washer A. Engine Coolant Reservoir F. Automatic Transaxle Fluid Reservoir Fluid Dipstick B. Radiator Fill Cap K. Battery (located under G. Brake Fluid Reservoir C.

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    When you open the hood on the 3800 (Code K) engine, you’ll see: A. Engine Coolant Reservoir E Automatic Transaxle J. Windshield Washer Reservoir Fluid Dipstick Fluid B. Radiator Fill Cap K. Battery G- Brake Fluid Reservoir (located under C. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir Washer Windshield Filter...

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    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.

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    Checking Engine Oil When to Add Engine Oil Pull out the dipstick and clean it with a paper towel or If the oil is at or below the lower mark, then you’ll need to add at least one quart of oil. But you must use the cloth, then push it back in all the way.

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    What Kind of Engine Oil to Use The engine oil fill cap is located toward the front of the engine near the yellow-looped engine oil dipstick. Oils recommended for your vehicle can be identified by looking for the “Starburst” symbol. This symbol indicates that the oil has been certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API).

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    As shown in the chart, if you have the 3 100 engine, RECOMMENDED SAE VISCOSITY GRADE ENGINE OILS SAE 5W-30 is best for your vehicle. However, you FOR BEST FUEL ECONOMY AND COLD STARTING, SELECT THE LOWEST can use SAE low-30 if it's going to be 0°F (-18°C) SAE VISCOSITY GRADE OIL FOR THE EXPECTED TEMPERATURE RANGE.

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    As shown in the chart, if you have the 3800 engine, RECOMMENDED SAE VlSCOSlTT GRADE ENGINE OILS SAE 1OW-30 is best for your vehicle. However, you FOR BEST FUEL ECONOMY AND COLD STARTING, SELECT THE LOWEST can use SAE 5W-30 if it's going to be colder than SAE VISCOSITY GRADE OIL FOR THE EXPECTED TEMPERATURE RANGE.

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    Engine Oil Additives three times within five seconds. If the CHG OIL SOON light flashes two times, the system is reset. However Don’t add anything to your oil. Your dealer is ready to the light comes on and stays on for five seconds, it did advise if you think something should be added.

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    Air Cleaner Pull out the filter. Be sure to install the air filter and install the cover tightly when you are finished. To check or replace the air filter, remove the four screws Refer the Maintenance Schedule to determine when to and pull off the cover.

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    Automatic Transaxle Fluid When to Check and Change A good time to check your automatic transaxle fluid Operating the engine with the air cleaner off can level is when the engine oil is changed. cause you or others to be burned. The air cleaner not only cleans the air, it stops flame if the engine Change both the fluid and filter every 50,000 miles (83 000...

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    While pulling a trailer. Because this operation can be a little difficult, you may choose to have this done at your Chevrolet dealership To get the right reading, the fluid should be at Service Department. normal operating temperature, which is 180°F to 200°F (82°C to 93°C).

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    Then, without shutting off the engine, follow these steps: 3800 (Code K) Engine 3100 (Code M) Engine 3100 (Code M) Engine 3800 (Code K) Engine 3. Check both sides of the dipstick, and read the lower level. The fluid level must be in the The transaxle fluid dipstick handle is the red loop cross-hatched area.

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    How to Add Fluid 3. After adding fluid, recheck the fluid level as described under “How to Check.” Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what 4. When the correct fluid level is obtained, push the kind of transaxle fluid to use. See “Recommended dipstick back in all the way.

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    What to Use NOTICE: Use a mixture of one-half clean water (preferably distilled) and one-half DEX-COOL@ coolant which When adding coolant, it is important that you use won’t damage aluminum parts. If you use this mixture, only DEX-COOL@ (silicate-free) coolant. you don’t need to add anything else.

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

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    If this light comes on, it means you’re low on engine coolant. COOLANT 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.

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    Radiator Pressure Cap Power Steering Fluid NOTICE: a 15 Your radiator cap is psi (105 kPa) pressure-type cap and must be tightly installed to prevent coolant loss and possible engine damage from overheating. Be sure the arrows on the cap line up with the overflow tube on the radiator filler neck.

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    How To Check Power Steering Fluid For the 3800 engine, the level should be at the When the engine compartment is cool, wipe the cap and HOT mark when the engine the top of the reservoir clean, then unscrew the cap and compartment is hot.

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    Windshield Washer Fluid NOTICE: What to Use When using concentrated washer fluid, When you need windshield washer fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions before use. If you will be follow the manufacturer’s instructions for operating your vehicle in an area where the temperature adding water.

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    is leaking out of the brake system. If it is, you should Brakes have your brake system fixed, since a leak means that Brake Fluid sooner or later your brakes won’t work well, or won’t work at all. it isn’t good idea to “top off’...

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    What to Add NOTICE: When you do need brake fluid, use only DOT-3 brake fluid such as Delco Supreme l l @ (GM Part Using the wrong fluid can badly damage No. 12377967). Use new brake fluid from a sealed brake system parts.

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    Brake Wear Some driving conditions or climates may cause a brake squeal when the brakes are first applied or lightly Your vehicle has front disc brakes and rear drum brakes applied. This does not mean something is wrong with if it is equipped with the 3 100 engine. It has four-wheel your brakes.

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    Battery Brake Pedal Travel See your dealer if the brake pedal does not return to Every new Chevrolet has Delco Freedom@ battery. normal height, or if there is a rapid increase in pedal You never have to add water to one of these. When it’s travel.

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    Bulb Replacement In this section you’ll find directions for changing the bulbs in some of the lamps on your vehicle. See “Replacement Bulbs” in the Index to find the type use. of bulb you should Halogen Bulbs Halogen bulbs have pressurized gas inside and can burst you drop or scratch the bulb.

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    Front Park and Turn Signal Lamp 2 . Open the flap by lifting the tab. 1. Open the hood. There is one flap on each side of the radiator. 6-34...

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    3. Position the radiator air side baffle aside and 4. Slide the headlamp assembly inboard to release the remove the two fasteners. Remove the snap screw mounting tabs and gently pull the inside of the from the fascia. assembly away from the vehicle. 5 .

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    Center High-Mounted Stoplamp 4. Push new bulb into the socket and turn it to the right. reach the center high-mounted stoplamp, you must Replace the bulb and socket the assembly. through tnmk. TaiUStoplIhm Signal Lamp trudc. Remove Open convenience net wing have one.

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    6. To remove a socket, Back-up Lamp press the tab, turn 1. Open the trunk. The back-up lamp bulbs are in the socket to the left and rear of the trunk lid. pull it out. 2. Press the tab on the socket, turn the socket to the left pull it out.

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    Dome Lamp Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement 1. Grasp the front and rear center of the dome lamp cover at the same time. Then squeeze and pull downward. (To help pry the sides loose, a flat-blade screwdriver may be used as an aid during this procedure.) 2.

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    If you ever have questions frequently to maintain the recommended about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see pressure. Tire pressure should be checked your Chevrolet Warranty booklet for details. when your tires cold. Overinflated tires are more likely to be...

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    Inflation Tire Pressure NOTICE: (Continued) The Tire-Loading Information label, which is inside of the trunk lid shows the correct inflation your tires have too much (overinflation), pressures for your tires when they’re cold. “Cold” you can get the following: means your vehicle has been sitting for at least three Unusual wear hours or driven no more than 1 mile (1.6 km).

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    Tire Inspection and Rotation Don’t include the compact spare tire in your tire rotation. After the tires have been rotated, adjust the front and Tires should be rotated every 6,000 to 8,000 miles rear inflation pressures as shown on Tire-Loading 13 000 000 to Any time you notice unusual...

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    When It’s Time for New Tires The tire has a bump, bulge or split. The tire has a puncture, cut or other damage that One way to tell when it’s can’t be repaired well because of the size or location time for new tires is to of the damage.

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    Uniform Tire Quality Grading The following information relates to the system developed by the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which grades tires by tires Mixing could cause you to lose control while treadwear, traction and temperature performance. (This driving.

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    Temperature A, B, C Treadwear The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C , The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on representing the tire’s resistance to the generation the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course.

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    Chevrolet model. 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 CAUTION: may need to be reset.

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    Tire Chains NOTICE: NOTICE: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer If your vehicle has P225/60Rl6 size tires, don’t odometer calibration, headlamp aim, bumper use tire chains. They can damage your vehicle height, vehicle ground clearance and tire or tire because there’s not enough clearance.

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    Never use these to clean your vehicle: NOTICE: (Continued) Gasoline If you do find traction devices that will fit, install Benzene them on the front tires. Naphtha If you have other tires, use tire chains only where Carbon Tetrachloride legal and only when you must. Use only SAE Class Acetone type chains that are the proper size for your ccS”...

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    Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric Use a vacuum cleaner often to get rid of dust and loose dirt. Wipe vinyl or leather with a clean, damp cloth. 1. Vacuum and brush the area to remove any loose dirt. Your dealer has two cleaners, Multi-Purpose Interior 2.

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    Cleaning Vinyl 3. If an odor lingers after cleaning vomit or urine, treat the area with a waterhaking soda solution: Use warm water and a clean cloth. 1 teaspoon (5 of baking soda to 1 cup (250 ml) of lukewarm water. Rub with clean, damp cloth to remove dirt.

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    Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel Cleaning Glass Surfaces Use only mild soap and water to clean the top surfaces Glass should be cleaned often. GM Glass Cleaner (GM of the instrument panel. Sprays containing silicones or P a r t No.

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    Don’t wash your vehicle in the direct rays of the sun. Grime from the windshield will stick to the wiper Don’t use strong soaps or chemical detergents. Use blades and affect their performance. Clean the blade by wiping vigorously with a cloth soaked in liquid hand, dish or car washing (mild detergent) soaps.

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    Cleaning Aluminum Wheels Your vehicle has a “basecoatklearcoat” paint finish. The clearcoat gives more depth and gloss to (If Equipped) the colored basecoat. Always use waxes and polishes that are non-abrasive and made for a basecoatklearcoat Keep your wheels clean using a soft clean cloth with paint finish.

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    Although no defect in the paint job causes this, Minor chips and scratches can be repaired with touch-up Chevrolet will repair, at no charge to the owner, the materials available from your dealer or other service surfaces of new vehicles damaged by this fallout outlets.

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    Appearance Care Materials Chart 6-54...

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    the model designation, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) paint information and a list of all production options and special equipment. I II 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1111 111 111111 111 111111 I1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 111111111 II SAMPLE4UXWM072675 Be sure that this label is not removed from the vehicle.

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    Look at the silver-colored band inside the fuse. Headlamp Wiring If the band is broken or melted, replace the fuse. Be sure you The headlamp wiring is protected by a circuit breaker in replace a bad fuse with a new one of the identical size the underhood electrical center.

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    Fuse Rating Description Cigar Lighter-- Instrument Panel and Console Cigar Lighters 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. Spot Lamp (S.E.O.) Starter Relay Not Used Circuit Not Used...

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    Fuse Rating Description Fuse Rating Description Anti-Theft/PCM -- Theft-Deterrent Cruise Control Cruise Control Cut-Out Module, Powertrain Control Module, Switch, Cruise Control Module, Turn (PCM) IGN Syst. Relay Signal Cruise Control Switches ABS -- Electronic Brake Control Module Stoplamps Stoplamp Switch (Brake) (EBCM), ABS Relay Not Used HVAC Blower Motor...

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    Underhood Electrical Center Passenger’s Side Fuse Rating Description Some fuses are in a fuse block on the passenger’s side of Not Used the engine compartment. Not Used Rear Defog Rear Window Defogger Switch Relay Radio -- Radio, Power Drop UP Electronics Ignition Feed Headlamp Switch, Instrument Cluster, Chime Module, Keyless Entry Receiver, Stoplamp switch (TCC and BTSI)

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    Fuse Description FDNJN Fuel Injectors RICMPT REL PCM BAT 0 0 0 PCM IGN Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor, CONT TRANS Heated Oxygen Sensor #I 1 and Evaporative Emissions (EVAP) Canister Purge Solenoid Valve ELEK IGN Ignition Control (IC) Module Fuse Block Passenger’s Side Underhood Electrical Center, IGN SYST Relay,...

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    Underhood Electrical Center Driver's Side Additional fuses are in a fuse block on the driver's side of the engine compartment. PARKLPS HORN O D D Fuse Description FAN #3 FAN #3 Relay PARK LPS Headlamp Switch HORN Horn Relay Anti-Lock Brake System Circuit Breaker C, Starter Relay, STR WHL Control 2, Power Accessory...

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    Replacement Bulbs Fuse Description Exterior Lamps Bulb Number HD LPS Circuit Breaker to ..Headlamp Switch Back-up 3156 or 3057 ..ABS Relay Center High-Mounted Stop 891T2 .

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    Capacities and Specifications Refrigerant (R=134a), ... Air Conditioning* 1.88 lbs. (0.85 kg) Please refer to “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” Engine Crankcase Oil and Filter Change in the Index for more information. .

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    Engine Specifications 3100 (Code M) 3800 (Code K) ..............Type ............191 CID Displacement ............9.25: Compression Ratio 9.6: 1 ........... 1-2-3-4-5-6 Firing Order 1-6-5-4-3-2 ........

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    Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Vehicle Dimensions ....Air Cleaner Filter Wheelbase 107.5 inches (273.0 cm) ........All Engines A1208C Tread Width (Front) 59.5 inches (15 1.2 cm) .

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    NOTES 6-66...

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    Section 7 Maintenance Schedule This section covers the maintenance required for your Chevrolet. Your vehicle needs these services to retain its safety, dependability and emission control performance. Introduction 7- 17 Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Your Vehicle and the Environment...

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    Warranty and Owner Assistance booklet, or your qualified and have the necessary equipment, you should Chevrolet dealer for details. let your dealer’s service department or another qualified service center do these jobs.

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    “Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections” explains important inspections that your dealer’s service department or another qualified service center should perform. “Part Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” lists Performing maintenance work on vehicle can some recommended products to help keep your vehicle be dangerous.

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    If you have any driving limits. questions on how to keep your vehicle in good use the recommended fuel. See “Fuel” in the Index. condition, see your Chevrolet dealer.

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    Maintenance Schedule The services shown in this schedule up to 100,000 miles Your vehicle has an Engine Oil Life Monitor. This k m ) monitor will show you when to change the engine oil (166 000 should be performed after 100,000 miles usually between 3,000 miles (5 000 km) and (166 000 k m )

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    Maintenance Schedule 7,500 Miles (12 500 km) DATE Check Oil Life Monitor. If engine oil and filter are changed, reset monitor. ACTUAL M T T A C T C : See “Engine Oil” in the Index. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote Rotate tires.

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    Maintenance Schedule 30,000 Miles (50 000 km) DATE Check Oil Life Monitor. If engine oil and filter are changed, reset monitor. ACTUAL SERVICEDBY: MILEAGE 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.

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    Maintenance Schedule 45,000 Miles (75 000 km) DATE Check Oil Life Monitor. If engine oil and filter are changed, reset monitor, ACTUAL SERVICEDBY: MILEAGE 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.

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    Maintenance Schedule 52,500 Miles (87 500 km) DATE Check Oil Life Monitor. If engine oil and filter are changed, reset monitor. ACTUAL SERVICEDBY MILEAGE 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.

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    Maintenance Schedule 67,500 Miles (112 500 km) DATE 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.

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    Maintenance Schedule 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.

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    Maintenance Schedule 100,000 Miles (1 66 000 km) DATE Inspect spark plug wires. MILEAGE An Emission Control Service. Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions: - In heavy city traffic where the outside temperature regularly reaches 90°F (32°C) or higher.

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    Part B: Owner Checks and Services Engine Coolant Level Check Check the engine coolant level and add DEX-COOL@ Listed below are owner checks and services which coolant mixture if necessary. See “Engine Coolant” in should be performed at the intervals specified to help the Index for further details.

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    Automatic Transaxle Check At Least Twice a Year Check the transaxle fluid level; add if needed. See Restraint System Check “Automatic Transaxle” in the Index. A fluid loss may Make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your indicate a problem. Check the system and repair belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors and anchorages are if needed.

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    Brake-Transaxle Shift Interlock (BTSI) Check Starter Switch Check When you are doing this check, the vehicle could When you are doing this check, the vehicle could move suddenly. If it does, you or others could be move suddenly. If it does, you or others could be injured.

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    Ignition Transaxle Lock Check Park on a fairly steep hill, with the vehicle facing downhill. Keeping your foot on the regular brake, set While parked, and with the parking brake set, try to turn the parking brake. the ignition key to LOCK each shift lever position.

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    Part C: Periodic Maintenance build-up in the floor pan or could let exhaust fumes into the vehcle. See “Engine Exhaust” in the Index. Inspections Engine Cooling System Inspection Listed below are inspections and services which should be perforrned at least twice a year (for instance, each spring Inspect the hoses and have them replaced if they are and fall).

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    Part D: Recommended Fluids USAGE FLUIDLLUBRICANT and Lubricants Power Steering GM Power Steering Fluid (GM System Part No. 1052884 1 pint, NOTE: Fluids and lubricants identified below by name, 1050017 1 quart, or equivalent). part number or specification may be obtained from your dealer.

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    Part E: Maintenance Record Any additional information from “Owner Checks and Services” or “Periodic Maintenance” can be added on After the scheduled services are performed, record the the following record pages. Also, you should retain all date, odometer reading and who performed the service maintenance receipts.

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    Maintenance Record 7-20...

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    Maintenance Record 7-21...

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    Maintenance Record 7-22...

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    Maintenance Record...

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    Maintenance Record 7-24...

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    Section 8 Customer Assistance Information Here you will find out how to contact Chevrolet if you need assistance. This section also tells you how to obtain service publications and how to report any safety defects. Customer Satisfaction Procedure 8- 10...

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    Customer Satisfaction Procedure Chevrolet dealers have the facilities, trained technicians and up-to-date information to promptly address any concerns may have. However, if a concern has not been resolved to your complete satisfaction, take the following steps: STEP ONE Discuss your concern with a member of dealership management.

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    In the Dominican Republic: 1-800-75 1-4135 cannot be resolved by the dealership without further (English) or 1-800-75 1-4 136 (Spanish) help, contact the Chevrolet Customer Assistance In the Bahamas: 1-800-389-0009 Center by calling 1-800-222- 1020. In Canada, contact...

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    Nature of concern speech-impaired and who use Text Telephones (TTYs), Chevrolet has TTY equipment available at its Customer We encourage you to call us so we can give your inquiry Assistance Center. Any TTY user can communicate with prompt attention. However, if you wish to write Chevrolet by dialing: 1-800-833-CHEV.

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    To enhance Chevrolet's strong commitment to customer satisfaction, Chevrolet is excited to announce the establishment of the Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Center. As the owner of a 1998 Chevrolet, membership in Roadside Assistance is free.

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    Plus: the Bumper to Bumper New Vehicle Limited Warranty FREE Non-Warranty Towing (to the closest dealer to eligible purchasers of 1998 Chevrolet passenger car from a legal roadway) and light duty trucks. (Please see your selling dealer for details.)

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    For complete program details, see your Chevrolet dealer Please refer to the Roadside Assistance brochure to obtain a Roadside Assistance Center brochure. inside your owner information portfolio for full program details. The Roadside Assistance Center uses companies that will provide you with quahty and priority service. When...

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    Courtesy Transportation Bumper to Bumper New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Chevrolet offers Courtesy Transportation for customers Chevrolet reserves the right to make any changes or needing warranty service. Courtesy Transportation will discontinue Courtesy Transportation at any time be offered in conjunction with the coverage provided by without notification.

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    BBB AUTO LINE Both Chevrolet and your Chevrolet dealer are committed Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc. to making sure you are completely satisfied with your new 4200 Wilson Boulevard vehicle.

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    For further information, contact the General Motors. BBB at 1-800-955-5100 or the Chevrolet Customer To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Assistance Center at 1-800-222- 1020.

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    In addition to notifying NHTSA (or Transport Canada) in a situation like this, we certainly hope you’ll notify us. Please call us at 1-800-222-1020 or write: Chevrolet Motor Division Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 7047 Troy, MI 48007-7047 8-11...

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    1998 CHEVROLET SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATIO The following publications covering the operation and servicing of your vehicle can be purchased by filling o the Service Publication Order Form in this book and mailing it in with your check, money o or credit card information to Helm, Incorporated (address below.)

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    Orders will be mailed within 10 days of receipt. Please allow ade uate time for postal ORDER TOLL FREE service. If further information is needed, write to the address s own below or call (NOTE: For Credit Card Holders Only) 1-800-782-4356.

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    NOTES 8-14...

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    Section 9 Index ........Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle Anti.Theft.

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    ............... BBB Auto Line Cellular Telephone 2-43 ..

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    ..............Stains 6-48 Cupholders 2.39. 2.40 ..........Tires 6-53 Customer Assistance for Text Telephone Users ............

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    ......Driving (Continued) Whentochange 6-17 ............Ethanol On Hill and Mountain Roads 4-21 .............. On Snow or Ice 4-24 Exhaust. Engine 2-27 ....... Throughwater 4-17 ........Wet Roads 4- 15 .......

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    ......Ignition Positions 2-12 G a g e s ........Ignition Transaxle Lock Check 7-16 Engine...

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    ......... Labels Locks .

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    ............N e t . Convenience 2-40 Passenger Position 1-20 ..... Neutral. Automatic Transaxle 2- 19 Passing 4-11 ..6.............

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    ..........Reclining Front Seatbacks Center Passenger Position 1-26 ........

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    ............ Second Gear. Automatic Transaxre 2-21 Speedometer 2-47 ..............SecurityLight 2-58 Stains. Cleaning 6-48 ............SecuritySystem 2-10 Starter Switch Check 7-15 ............... Starting Your Engine Service 2.13. 2.15 ............... Bulletins. Ordering 8- 12 Steam 5.14. 5.15 ......

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    ........Vehicle Windows 2-28 .........

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    Service Station Checkpoints ENGINE COOLANT RESERVOIR > 5 P5-18 AND P6-25 TI RES P6-39 ‘ I ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK P6-12 SECONDARY ‘ ‘ REMOTE TRUNK FUEL HOOD DOOR RELEASE RELEASE WINDSHIELD P2-9 P6-6 REMOTE P6-9 WASHER FLUID BATTERY P6-28 TERMINAL P5-4 For detailed information, refer to the page number listed, or see the Index in the back of the owner’s manual.

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