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Table of Contents
The 1999 GMC Sierra Owner's Manual
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Seats and Restraint Systems
This section tells you how to use your seats and safety belts properly. It also explains the air bag system.
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Features and Controls
This section explains how to start and operate your vehicle.
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Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
This section tells you how to adjust the ventilation and comfort controls and how to operate your audio system.
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Your Driving and the Road
Here you'll find helpful information and tips about the road and how to drive under different conditions.
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Problems on the Road
This section tells you what to do if you have a problem while driving, such as a flat tire or overheated engine, etc.
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Service and Appearance Care
Here the manual tells you how to keep your vehicle running properly and looking good.
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Maintenance Schedule
This section tells you when to perform vehicle maintenance and what fluids and lubricants to use.
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Customer Assistance Information
This section tells you how to contact GMC for assistance and how to get service and owner publications.
It also gives you information on "Reporting Safety Defects" on page 8
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Index
Here's an alphabetical listing of almost every subject in this manual. You can use it to quickly find
something you want to read.
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   Summary of Contents for GMC SIERRA CK2 1999

  • Page 1 This section tells you when to perform vehicle maintenance and what fluids and lubricants to use. Customer Assistance Information This section tells you how to contact GMC for assistance and how to get service and owner publications. It also gives you information on “Reporting Safety Defects” on page 8 Index Here’s an alphabetical listing of almost every subject in this manual.
  • Page 2 We support voluntary technician certification. GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, GMC, the GMC Emblem and the name SIERRA are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the time it was printed. We reserve the right to make changes For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a in the product after that time without further notice.
  • Page 3: How To Use This Manual

    yellowblue How to Use this Manual Safety Warnings and Symbols Many people read their owner’s manual from beginning You will find a number of safety cautions in this book. to end when they first receive their new vehicle. If you We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell you do this, it will help you learn about the features and about things that could hurt you if you were to ignore...
  • Page 4 yellowblue You will also find a circle In the notice area, we tell you about something that can with a slash through it in damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage would this book. This safety not be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly. symbol means “Don’t,”...
  • Page 5 yellowblue Vehicle Symbols These are some of the symbols you may find on your vehicle. 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 an...
  • Page 6 yellowblue Model Reference This manual covers these models: Crew Cab Regular Cab Pickup Chassis Cab Extended Cab Pickup 3500 HD Chassis Cab...
  • Page 7 yellowblue Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems Here you’ll find information about the seats in your vehicle and how to use your safety belts properly. You can also learn about some things you should not do with air bags and safety belts. Seats and Seat Controls Rear Seat Passengers Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone...
  • Page 8 yellowblue Seats and Seat Controls If your vehicle has a manual bucket, split bench or full This section tells you about the seats how to adjust bench seat, you can adjust it them, and fold them up and down. It also tells you about with this lever at the front reclining front seatbacks and head restraints.
  • Page 9 yellowblue Power Driver’s Seat (Option) The switch located at the front of this control panel is for the power lumbar adjustment, which is explained next. Power Lumbar Control If you have power lumbar adjustment, you can increase or decrease lumbar support in an area of the lower seatback.
  • Page 10: Reclining Seatbacks

    yellowblue Reclining Seatbacks To adjust the front seatback, move the lever rearward. But don’t have a seatback reclined if your vehicle Release the lever to lock the seatback where you want it. is moving. Move the lever again rearward and the seatback will go to an upright position.
  • Page 11: Head Restraints

    yellowblue Head Restraints CAUTION: 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. Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle is in motion can be dangerous.
  • Page 12 yellowblue To fold a front split bench Easy Entry Seat (Extended Cab Only) or bucket seatback forward, The manual driver and passenger front bucket seats pull this lever forward and and the manual 60/40 split bench seat of your vehicle fold the seatback forward.
  • Page 13 yellowblue After returning the seat to its regular position, try to Rear Seat (Extended Cab) move the seat with your body to make sure the seat is locked into place. Folding the Rear Seat The extended cab may have a rear folding seat which can be folded up to provide more cargo space.
  • Page 14 yellowblue 2. Lift the entire seat Rear Seat (Crew Cab) and push it rearward The rear seatback without a center armrest can be folded into place. forward to let you reach the area behind it. Your seatback will move back and forth freely, unless you come to a sudden stop.
  • Page 15 yellowblue Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone CAUTION: 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 to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle.
  • Page 16: Why Safety Belts Work

    yellowblue 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 You never know if you’ll be in a crash. If you do have a it goes.
  • Page 17 yellowblue Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn’t stop. 1-11...
  • Page 18 yellowblue The person keeps going until stopped by something. or the instrument panel ... In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... 1-12...
  • Page 19 yellowblue Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts and the Answers Won’t I be trapped in the vehicle after an accident if I’m wearing a safety belt? You could be whether you’re wearing a safety belt or not. But you can unbuckle a safety belt, even if you’re upside down.
  • Page 20: How To Wear Safety Belts Properly

    yellowblue If I’m a good driver, and I 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 and your passengers can be hurt.
  • Page 21 yellowblue 3. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on Don’t let it get twisted. the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic bones.
  • Page 22 yellowblue Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster To move it down, push in at the word PRESS and move the height adjuster to the desired position. You can move Before you begin to drive, move the shoulder belt the adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt adjuster to the height that is right for you.
  • Page 23 yellowblue What’s wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. The shoulder belt is too loose. It won’t give nearly as much protection this way.
  • Page 24 yellowblue What’s wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones.
  • Page 25 yellowblue What’s wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt goes over an armrest like this. The belt would be much too high. In a crash, you can slide under the belt. The belt force would then be applied at the abdomen, not at the pelvic bones, and that could cause serious or fatal injuries.
  • Page 26 yellowblue What’s wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move too far forward, which would increase the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which aren’t as strong as shoulder bones.
  • Page 27 yellowblue What’s wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you wouldn’t have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it.
  • Page 28: Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy

    yellowblue 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.
  • Page 29: Air Bag System

    yellowblue The best way to protect the fetus is to protect the Air Bag System mother. When a safety belt is worn properly, it’s more This part explains the air bag system. likely that the fetus won’t be hurt in a crash. For pregnant women, as for anyone, the key to making Your vehicle may have safety belts effective is wearing them properly.
  • Page 30 yellowblue Here are the most important things to know about the air bag system: CAUTION: CAUTION: Air bags inflate with great force, faster than the blink of an eye. If you’re too close to an inflating air bag, as you would be if you were leaning You can be severely injured or killed in a crash if forward, it could seriously injure you.
  • Page 31 yellowblue There is an air bag readiness light on the CAUTION: instrument panel, which shows AIR BAG. Children who are up against, or very close to, any air bag when it inflates can be seriously injured or killed. This is true even though your vehicle has Next Generation frontal air bags.
  • Page 32 yellowblue 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. 1-26...
  • Page 33 yellowblue If your vehicle strikes something that will move or deform, such as a parked car, the threshold level will be CAUTION: higher. The air bag is not designed to inflate in rollovers, side impacts or rear impacts, because inflation would If something is between an occupant and an air not help the occupant.
  • Page 34 yellowblue How does an air bag restrain? There will be some smoke and dust coming from vents in the deflated air bags. Air bag inflation doesn’t prevent the In moderate to severe frontal or near frontal collisions, driver from seeing or from being able to steer the vehicle, even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or nor does it stop people from leaving the vehicle.
  • Page 35 yellowblue In many crashes severe enough to inflate an air bag, NOTICE: windshields are broken by vehicle deformation. Additional windshield breakage may also occur from the right front passenger air bag. If you damage the covering for the driver’s or the Air bags are designed to inflate only once.
  • Page 36: Air Bag Off Switch

    yellowblue AIR BAG OFF Switch Infant. An infant (less than 1 year old) must ride in the front seat because: If your vehicle has air bags, it also has a switch on the my vehicle has no rear seat; instrument panel that you can use to turn off the right front passenger’s air bag.
  • Page 37 yellowblue Medical Condition. A passenger has a medical condition which, according to his or her physician: causes the passenger air bag to pose a special risk for the passenger; and makes the potential harm from the passenger air bag in a crash greater than the potential harm from turning off the air bag and allowing the passenger, even if belted, to hit the dashboard or windshield in a crash.
  • Page 38 yellowblue CAUTION: If the air bag readiness light ever comes on when you have turned off the air bag, it means that something may be wrong with the air bag system. The right front passenger’s air bag could inflate even though the switch is off. If this ever happens, don’t let anyone whom the national government has identified as a member of a passenger air bag risk group sit in the right...
  • Page 39 yellowblue Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle CAUTION: Air bags affect how your vehicle should be serviced. There are parts of the air bag system in several places around your vehicle. You don’t want the system to For up to 10 minutes after the ignition key is inflate while someone is working on your vehicle.
  • Page 40 yellowblue Adding Equipment to Your Air What if I add a snow plow? Will it keep the air bags from working properly? Bag-Equipped Vehicle We’ve designed our air bag systems to work If I add a push bumper or a bicycle rack to the properly under a wide range of conditions, front of my vehicle, will it keep the air bags including snow plowing with vehicles equipped...
  • Page 41: Center Passenger Position

    yellowblue Center Passenger Position Lap Belt If your vehicle has front and rear bench seats, someone can sit in the center positions. Rear (Extended and Crew Cab) 1-35...
  • Page 42 yellowblue Front (All) Rear (Extended and Crew Cab) When you sit in a center seating position, you have a lap safety belt, which has no retractor. To make the belt longer, tilt the latch plate and pull it along the belt. 1-36...
  • Page 43: Rear Seat Passengers

    yellowblue Rear Seat Passengers It’s very important for rear seat passengers to buckle up! Accident statistics show that unbelted people in the rear seat are hurt more often in crashes than those who are wearing safety belts. Rear passengers who aren’t safety belted can be thrown out of the vehicle in a crash.
  • Page 44 yellowblue Shoulder Belt (Extended Cab) The positions next to the windows have lap shoulder belts. Here’s how to wear one properly. 2. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. If the belt stops before it reaches the buckle, tilt the latch plate and keep pulling until you can buckle it.
  • Page 45 yellowblue 3. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part. the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic bones.
  • Page 46 yellowblue The safety belt locks if there’s a sudden stop or a crash. CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body.
  • Page 47 yellowblue Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions (Crew Cab) If you have an Extended Cab, see “Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions (Extended Cab)” earlier in this section. 1. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Don’t let it get twisted. Shoulder Belt (Crew Cab) 2.
  • Page 48 yellowblue Make sure the release button on the buckle is The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this applies safety belt quickly if you ever had to.
  • Page 49 yellowblue There is one guide for each outside passenger position in the rear seat. To provide added safety belt comfort for children who have outgrown child restraints and for smaller adults, the comfort guides may be installed on the shoulder belts. Here’s how to install a comfort guide and use the safety belt: To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle.
  • Page 50 yellowblue 1. Remove the guide from its storage clip on the side of the seatback. 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on top. 2.
  • Page 51 yellowblue To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can take them out from the guides. Slide the guide onto the storage clip. Make sure you remove the comfort guide from the belt before you fold a rear seat down or use an easy entry seat, if your vehicle has one.
  • Page 52 yellowblue Smaller Children and Babies CAUTION: (Continued) CAUTION: the right type and size for your child. A very young child’s hip bones are so small that a regular belt might not stay low on the hips, as it Children who are up against, or very close to, any should.
  • Page 53 yellowblue CAUTION: (Continued) at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12 lb. (5.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a 240 lb. (110 kg) force on your arms. The baby would be almost impossible to hold. Secure the baby in an infant restraint. CAUTION: Never hold a baby in your arms while riding in a vehicle.
  • Page 54: Child Restraints

    yellowblue 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? 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...
  • Page 55 yellowblue A rear facing infant restraint (B) positions an infant to face the rear of the vehicle. Rear facing infant restraints are designed for infants of up to about 20 lbs. (9 kg) and about one year of age. This type of restraint faces the rear so that the infant’s head, neck and body can have the support they need in a frontal crash.
  • Page 56 yellowblue A forward facing child restraint (C E) positions a child upright to face forward in the vehicle. These forward facing restraints are designed to help protect children who are from 20 to 40 lbs. (9 to 18 kg) and about 26 to 40 inches (66 to 102 cm) in height, or up to around four years of age.
  • Page 57 yellowblue A booster seat (F, G) is designed for children who are about 40 to 60 lbs., or even up to 80 lbs. (18 to 27 kg, or even up to 36 kg), and about four to eight years of age. A booster seat is designed to improve the fit of the vehicle’s safety belt system.
  • Page 58: Where To Put The Restraint

    yellowblue 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, it (Extended Cab and Crew Cab) will have a label saying that it meets Federal Motor Accident statistics show that children are safer if they Vehicle Safety Standards.
  • Page 59: Top Strap

    yellowblue Top Strap CAUTION: A child in a rear facing child restraint can be seriously injured or killed if the right front passenger’s air bag inflates, even though your vehicle has Next Generation frontal air bags. This is because the back of the rear facing child restraint would be very close to the inflating air bag.
  • Page 60 yellowblue Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position (Extended Cab) If you have a Crew Cab, see “Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position (Crew Cab)” later in this section. You’ll be using the lap shoulder belt.
  • Page 61 yellowblue 3. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is 4. To tighten the belt, pull up on the shoulder belt while positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the you push down on the child restraint. If you’re using safety belt quickly if you ever had to.
  • Page 62 yellowblue 5. Push and pull the child restraint in different You’ll be using the lap shoulder belt. See the earlier part directions to be sure it is secure. about the top strap if the child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle’s restraint.
  • Page 63 yellowblue 3. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is 4. Pull the rest of the lap belt all the way out of the positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the retractor to set the lock. safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 1-57...
  • Page 64 yellowblue 5. To tighten the belt, feed the lap belt back into the retractor while you push down on the child restraint. If you’re using a forward facing child restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt.
  • Page 65 yellowblue Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Seat Position You’ll be using the lap belt. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the Rear (Extended and Crew Cab) instructions say.
  • Page 66 yellowblue Front (All) Rear (Extended and Crew Cab) 1. Make the belt as long as possible by tilting the latch plate and pulling it along the belt. 2. Put the restraint on the seat. 3. Run the vehicle’s safety belt through or around the restraint.
  • Page 67 yellowblue 5. To tighten the belt, pull its free end while you push down on the child restraint. If you’re using a forward facing child restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt.
  • Page 68 yellowblue Securing a Child Restraint in the If the shoulder belt goes in front of the child’s face or neck, put it behind the child restraint. Right Front Seat Position (Regular Cab Pickup and Crew Cab) You’ll be using the lap shoulder belt.
  • Page 69 yellowblue 4. Pull the rest of the lap belt all the way out of the 6. Push and pull the child restraint in different retractor to set the lock. directions to be sure it is secure. 5. To tighten the belt, feed the lap belt back into the To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle’s retractor while you push down on the child restraint.
  • Page 70 yellowblue Securing a Child Restraint in the Right CAUTION: Front Seat Position (Extended Cab Pickup) A child in a rear facing child restraint can be seriously injured or killed if the right front passenger’s air bag inflates, even though your vehicle has Next Generation frontal air bags.
  • Page 71 yellowblue You’ll be using the lap shoulder belt. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one. CAUTION: Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint If the air bag readiness light ever comes on when when and as the instructions say.
  • Page 72 yellowblue 4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is 5. Pull the rest of the lap belt all the way out of the positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the retractor to set the lock. safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 1-66...
  • Page 73 yellowblue To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle’s safety belt and let it go back all the way. The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. If your vehicle has air bags, turn on the right front passenger’s air bag when you remove the rear facing child restraint from the vehicle, unless the person who...
  • Page 74 yellowblue Larger Children If you have the choice, a child should sit next to a window so the child can wear a lap shoulder belt and get the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide. Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear seat.
  • Page 75 yellowblue CAUTION: Never do this. Here two children are wearing the same belt. The belt can’t properly spread the impact forces. In a crash, the two children can be crushed together and seriously injured. A belt must be used by only one person at a time.
  • Page 76 yellowblue CAUTION: Never do this. Here a child is sitting in a seat that has a shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the belt in this way, in a crash the child might slide under the belt. The belt’s force would then be applied right on the child’s abdomen.
  • Page 77: Safety Belt Extender

    yellowblue 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.
  • Page 78 yellowblue NOTES 1-72...
  • Page 79 yellowblue Section 2 Features and Controls Here you can learn about the many standard and optional features on your vehicle, and information on starting, shifting and braking. Also explained are the instrument panel and the warning systems that tell you if everything is working properly and what to do if you have a problem.
  • Page 80 yellowblue Keys CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don’t leave the keys in a vehicle with children.
  • Page 81: Tailgate Removal

    yellowblue Your vehicle has one Tailgate double sided key for the You can open the tailgate by lifting up on its handle ignition and all door locks. while pulling the tailgate toward you. To shut the tailgate, firmly push it away from you into the latch.
  • Page 82 yellowblue To remove the tailgate: Third Door (If Equipped) 1. Raise the tailgate slightly and release both retaining cable clips. To release the retaining cable clips, pull the retaining cable clip away from the cable end. Lift the cable so it points straight out and push the cable clips forward.
  • Page 83: Door Locks

    yellowblue Door Locks There are several ways to lock and unlock your vehicle. From the outside, use your key or the keyless entry system, if your vehicle has this option. CAUTION: To lock the door from the inside, slide the lever on Unlocked doors can be dangerous.
  • Page 84: Leaving Your Vehicle

    yellowblue Power Door Locks (If Equipped) Your interior lamps will be illuminated for a set period of time when the transmitter signal is received by the Press the top of the power Keyless Entry System. In addition, your vehicle’s horn door lock switch, marked will chirp if you press the LOCK button twice, to let you LOCK, on either front door...
  • Page 85 yellowblue This system has a range of about 3 feet (1 m) up to Press the LOCK button to lock all the doors. The 30 feet (9 m). At times you may notice a decrease in interior lamps will come on for two seconds as soon as range.
  • Page 86: Battery Replacement

    yellowblue Battery Replacement To replace the battery: Under normal use, the battery in your remote keyless entry transmitter should last about two years. You can tell the battery is weak if the transmitter won’t work at the normal range in any location. If you have to get close to your vehicle before the transmitter works, it’s probably time to change the battery.
  • Page 87 yellowblue Resynchronization When you park your vehicle and open the driver’s door, you’ll hear a tone reminding you to remove your key Resynchronization may be necessary due to the security from the ignition and take it with you. Always do this. method used by this system.
  • Page 88 yellowblue Passlock New Vehicle “Break In” Your vehicle is equipped with the Passlock theft deterrent system. NOTICE: Passlock is a passive theft deterrent system. Passlock enables fuel if the ignition lock cylinder is turned with a Your vehicle doesn’t need an elaborate valid key.
  • Page 89: Ignition Positions

    yellowblue Ignition Positions CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be injured or even killed. They could operate power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don’t leave the keys in the vehicle with children.
  • Page 90 yellowblue OFF (C): This position lets you turn off the engine, but NOTICE: still turn the steering wheel. It doesn’t lock the steering wheel like LOCK. Use OFF if you must have your vehicle in motion while the engine is off (for example, if If your key seems stuck in LOCK and you can’t your vehicle is being pushed).
  • Page 91: Automatic Transmission

    yellowblue Key Release Button (Manual Transmission) Starting Your Gasoline Engine If you have a diesel engine, see “Starting Your Diesel The ignition key cannot be Engine” in the Diesel Engine Supplement. removed from the ignition of manual transmission Automatic Transmission vehicles unless the key release button is used.
  • Page 92 yellowblue How to Start the Engine 3. If your engine still won’t start (or starts but then stops), wait 15 seconds and start over. 1. Without pushing the accelerator pedal, turn your When the engine starts, let go of the key and the ignition key to START.
  • Page 93: To Use The Engine Coolant Heater

    yellowblue Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped) 3. Plug it into a normal, grounded 110 volt AC outlet. In very cold weather, 0 _ F ( 18 _ C) or colder, CAUTION: the engine coolant heater can help. You’ll Plugging the cord into an ungrounded outlet get easier starting and could cause an electrical shock.
  • Page 94: Automatic Transmission Operation

    yellowblue Automatic Transmission Operation CAUTION: It is dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. Don’t leave your vehicle when the engine is running unless you have to.
  • Page 95 yellowblue REVERSE (R): Use this gear to back up. CAUTION: NOTICE: Shifting out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) while your engine is “racing” (running at high speed) is Shifting to REVERSE (R) while your vehicle dangerous. Unless your foot is firmly on the is moving forward could damage your brake pedal, your vehicle could move very transmission.
  • Page 96 yellowblue AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE ( ): This position is If you manually select SECOND (2), the transmission for normal driving. If you need more power for passing, will drive in second gear. You may use this feature and you’re: for reducing torque to the rear wheels when you are trying to start your vehicle from a stop on slippery Going less than about 35 mph (56 km/h), push your road surfaces.
  • Page 97: Manual Transmission Operation

    yellowblue Manual Transmission Operation SECOND (2): Press the clutch pedal and shift into SECOND (2). Then, slowly let up on the clutch pedal as 5-Speed (If Equipped) you press the accelerator pedal. You can shift into SECOND (2) when you’re going less Here’s how to operate than 20 mph (32 km/h).
  • Page 98 yellowblue NEUTRAL (N): Use this position when you start or Shift Speeds idle your engine. REVERSE (R): To back up, first press down the clutch CAUTION: pedal. Wait about five seconds for the internal parts to stop spinning, and then shift into REVERSE (R). Let up on the clutch pedal slowly while pressing the If you skip more than one gear when you accelerator pedal.
  • Page 99 yellowblue Up Shift Light Four Wheel Drive (If Equipped) If your vehicle has four wheel drive, you can send your If you have a manual engine’s driving power to all four wheels for extra transmission, you may have traction. To get the most satisfaction out of four wheel a SHIFT light.
  • Page 100: Front Axle Locking Feature

    yellowblue Front Axle Locking Feature The front axle locks and unlocks automatically when you shift the transfer case. Some delay for the axle to lock or unlock is normal. Manual Transfer Case (If Equipped) The front axle portion of the indicator diagram will light up when you shift into four wheel drive and the front axle engages.
  • Page 101 yellowblue Wheel High (4H): This setting engages your front Your front axle will engage faster if you take your foot axle to help drive your vehicle. Use 4H when you need off the accelerator for a few seconds after you shift. In extra traction and in most off road situations.
  • Page 102 yellowblue Electronic Transfer Case (If Equipped) Use these switches to shift into and out of four wheel drive. You can choose among three driving settings: 2HI: This setting is for driving in most street and highway situations. Your front axle is not engaged in wheel drive.
  • Page 103: Parking Brake

    yellowblue Shifting from 2HI to 4HI Shifting from 4LO to 4HI or 2HI Press and release the 4HI switch. This can be done at To shift from 4LO to 4HI or 2HI, your vehicle must be any speed, and the front axle will lock automatically stopped or moving less than 3 mph (4.8 km/h) with the with some delay.
  • Page 104 yellowblue Pull the lever, located NOTICE: just above the parking brake pedal, marked BRAKE RELEASE. Driving with the parking brake on can cause your rear brakes to overheat. You may have to replace them, and you could also damage other parts of your vehicle.
  • Page 105 yellowblue Shifting Into PARK (P) 1. Hold the brake pedal down with your right foot and set the parking brake. (Automatic Transmission Only) 2. Move the shift lever into PARK (P) position like this: CAUTION: It can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set.
  • Page 106 yellowblue Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running (Automatic Transmission Only) CAUTION: It can be dangerous to leave your vehicle with the engine running. Your vehicle could move suddenly if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. If you have four wheel drive with a manual transfer case shift lever and your transfer case is in...
  • Page 107: Automatic Transmission

    yellowblue If you have to leave your vehicle with the engine Shifting Out of PARK (P) running, be sure your vehicle is in PARK (P) and the (Automatic Transmission) parking brake is firmly set before you leave it. After you move the shift lever into PARK (P), hold the regular brake pedal down.
  • Page 108: Parking Over Things That Burn

    yellowblue 2. Apply and hold the brake until the end of Step 4. Parking Over Things That Burn 3. Shift to NEUTRAL (N). 4. Start the vehicle and shift to the drive gear you want. 5. Have the Brake Transmission Shift Interlock system fixed as soon as you can.
  • Page 109: Engine Exhaust

    yellowblue Engine Exhaust Running Your Engine While You’re Parked (Automatic Transmission) CAUTION: It’s better not to park with the engine running. But if ever you have to, here are some things to know. Engine exhaust can kill. It contains the gas carbon monoxide (CO), which you can’t see or CAUTION: smell.
  • Page 110: Manual Windows

    yellowblue Locking Rear Axle (If Equipped) CAUTION: If you have this feature, your locking rear axle can give you additional traction on snow, mud, ice, sand or gravel. It works like a standard axle most of the time, It can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle if but when one of the rear wheels has no traction and the the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the other does, this feature will allow the wheel with...
  • Page 111 yellowblue Power Windows (If Equipped) Crew Cab If you have the optional power windows, the controls Regular and Extended Cab are on each of the side doors. The driver’s door has a switch for the passenger windows as well. Your power windows will work when the ignition has been turned to ACCESSORY or RUN.
  • Page 112 yellowblue The driver’s window also has an express down feature Swing-Out Windows (Extended Cab) that allows the window to be lowered without holding To open a rear swing the switch. Press and hold the side of the window switch window, just flip the marked AUTO for one second to activate the latch open and swing express...
  • Page 113 yellowblue Horn Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever Press the pad in the center of the steering wheel to sound the horn. Tilt Wheel (If Equipped) A tilt steering wheel allows you to adjust the steering wheel before you drive. The lever on the left side of the steering column includes your: Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator You can also raise it to the highest level to give your...
  • Page 114 yellowblue Turn Signal and Lane Change Signals If you move the lever all the way up or down, and the arrow flashes at twice the normal rate, a signal bulb The turn signal has two upward (for right) and two may be burned out and other drivers may not see your downward (for left) positions.
  • Page 115 yellowblue Windshield Wipers For steady wiping at low speed, turn the knob to the LOW position. For high speed wiping, turn the knob You control the windshield further, to HIGH. To stop the wipers, turn the knob wipers by turning the knob to OFF.
  • Page 116: Windshield Washer

    yellowblue Windshield Washer Washer fluid will spray as long as you push the paddle. When you let go of the paddle, the wipers will continue At the top of the lever, to wipe for a few seconds and then either stop or return there’s a paddle with to the preset speed.
  • Page 117 yellowblue 1. Move the cruise switch to ON. CAUTION: 2. Get up to the speed you want. 3. Press in the SET button at the end of the lever and Cruise control can be dangerous where you release it. can’t drive safely at a steady speed. So, 4.
  • Page 118 yellowblue Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control Use the accelerator pedal to increase your speed. When There are two ways to go to a higher speed: you take your foot off the pedal, your vehicle will slow Use the accelerator pedal to get to the higher speed.
  • Page 119: Exterior Lamps

    yellowblue Exterior Lamps License Plate Lamps Instrument Panel Lights Transfer Case Shift Indicator Light (Four Wheel Drive Vehicles) Turn the knob clockwise again to the master lighting symbol to turn on all the lamps listed as well as the headlamps. Turn the knob counterclockwise, to OFF, to turn off your lamps.
  • Page 120: Daytime Running Lamps

    yellowblue Daytime Running Lamps To idle your vehicle with the DRL off, set the parking brake. The DRL will stay off until you release the parking brake. Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) can make it easier for As with any vehicle, you should turn on the regular others to see the front of your vehicle during the day.
  • Page 121: Dome Lamps

    yellowblue Front Reading Lamps (If Equipped) If your vehicle has reading lamps, press the button next to the lamp to turn the lamp on. The lamps can be adjusted to point in the direction you want. Press the button again to turn the lamp off. You can use the DOME OVERRIDE button, located Dome Lamps below the parking/headlamp knob, to set the dome...
  • Page 122: Cargo Lamp

    yellowblue Cargo Lamp Mirrors Press the ribbed top part of Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror the switch to turn the cargo lamp on. Press the bottom of the switch to turn it off. The dome lamp switch must be on or one of the doors Pull the tab under the mirror rearward to reduce glare open for the cargo lamp to work.
  • Page 123 yellowblue Electrochromic Inside Rearview Mirror Mirror Operation with Compass (If Equipped) Your vehicle may have an electrochromic inside rearview mirror. The right side of the switch located at the bottom of When on, an electrochromic mirror automatically dims the mirror turns the electrochromic mirror on and off. to the proper level to minimize glare from lights behind The AUTO LED will come on when the electrochromic you after dark.
  • Page 124 yellowblue Compass Operation push in the “COMP” button for approximately eight seconds or until the letter “C” is displayed. Press the COMP switch once briefly to turn the compass on or off. The compass can be calibrated in one of two ways: When the ignition and the compass feature are on, the Drive the vehicle in circles at 5 mph (8 km/h) or less compass will show two character boxes for...
  • Page 125 yellowblue Outside Manual Adjust Mirrors Adjust your outside mirrors so you can just see the side of your vehicle and have a clear view of objects behind you. Some mirrors can be folded in, to enter narrow doorways. The use of hood mounted air deflectors and add convex mirror attachments may adversely affect mirror performance.
  • Page 126 yellowblue Camper-Type Outside Mirrors (If Equipped) 1. To adjust the mirrors when hauling a slide in camper or towing a trailer, rotate the mirror by pushing the mirror head toward the front of the vehicle. If your vehicle is equipped with the camper type mirrors, they can be adjusted so you can have a clear view of objects behind you.
  • Page 127 yellowblue West Coast-Type Outside Mirrors (If Equipped) If your vehicle is equipped with the west coast type mirrors, they can be adjusted so you can have a clear view of objects behind you. A. Outer Mirror Frame B. Mirror Head C.
  • Page 128: Glove Box

    yellowblue Electric Outside Rearview Mirrors CAUTION: (If Equipped) Select the mirror you want A convex mirror can make things (like other to move by moving the vehicles) look farther away than they really are. center of the switch, located If you cut too sharply into the right lane, you on the driver’s door armrest, could hit a vehicle on your right.
  • Page 129 yellowblue Center Overhead Console (If Equipped) 3. Center the garage door opener activation button over the console door button, and press the opener firmly Your vehicle may have an overhead console. It has into place. storage compartments inside it. The pegs inside the compartment door are used to Installing a Garage Door Opener make sure the button on the compartment door will contact the control button on the garage door opener.
  • Page 130 yellowblue 5. Now, with the Sunglasses Storage Compartment compartment door The center overhead compartment can be used to closed, press the button conveniently store your sunglasses. marked PUSH again To open the center compartment, press the release to make sure the button located at the rear of the compartment door.
  • Page 131 yellowblue Instrument Panel Cupholder Center Console Storage Area (If Equipped) Your vehicle has a cupholder in the middle of the Your vehicle may have a console compartment between instrument panel. the bucket seats. To use the cupholder, pull the handle and slide the cupholder tray open.
  • Page 132 yellowblue Your console may have a Your vehicle may have a cupholder that swings out memo holder attached to the for the back seat passengers front of the console. Use it to use. to hold pads of paper or similar items. 2-54...
  • Page 133 yellowblue There may also be a drawer Your vehicle may have a that slides out from the removable cupholder at the bottom of the console. front of the console. To remove the cupholder, pull the front of the cupholder toward you and lift up. To insert the cupholder, place it in the console.
  • Page 134 yellowblue Armrest Storage Compartment (If Equipped) The storage compartment has a cassette/compact disc holder. The holder will store up to five compact disc cases and up to six cassette tape cases. Your vehicle may have a center armrest storage compartment in the front bench seat. To open it, fold down the armrest and press the latch handle located at the front of the armrest.
  • Page 135: Ashtrays And Cigarette Lighter

    yellowblue Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter Front Ashtray The front ashtray is located at the bottom of the instrument panel. Pull on the notch in the ashtray door to open it. NOTICE: If you store paper or other things that burn in your ashtrays, they could be set on fire by cigarettes or other smoking materials.
  • Page 136 yellowblue Rear Ashtray (If Equipped) To use the cigarette lighter, push it in all the way and let go. When it’s ready, it will pop back by itself. To use a rear ashtray, if you have them, pull at the top of the ashtray door to flip the door open.
  • Page 137: Sun Visors

    yellowblue Accessory Power Outlets Sun Visors To block out glare, you can swing down the visors. You can also swing them out to help block glare at the front and side windows. Your visor may have a strap to hold small items, such as maps.
  • Page 138 yellowblue Instrument Panel 2-60...
  • Page 139 yellowblue A. Dome Lamp Switch K. Cupholder B. Lamp Controls L. Auxiliary Power Outlets C. Air Outlets M. Storage Area or Compact Disc Player (If Equipped) D. Multifunction Lever N. Rear Window Defogger Switch (If Equipped) E. Instrument Cluster O. Passenger Air Bag Off Switch (If Equipped) F.
  • Page 140: Instrument Panel Cluster

    yellowblue Instrument Panel Cluster United States version shown, Canada similar Your instrument cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You’ll know how fast you’re going, about how much fuel you have and many other things you’ll need to know to drive safely and economically. 2-62...
  • Page 141: Speedometer And Odometer

    yellowblue Speedometer and Odometer To reset the trip odometer, fully press the reset button located near the trip odometer readout. If the reset Your speedometer lets you see your speed in both miles button is not fully pressed, the trip odometer may not go per hour (mph) and kilometers per hour (km/h).
  • Page 142: Safety Belt Reminder Light

    yellowblue Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators When one of the warning lights comes on and stays on when you are driving, or when one of the gages shows This part describes the warning lights and gages that there may be a problem, check the section that tells you may be on your vehicle.
  • Page 143: Air Bag Readiness Light

    yellowblue Air Bag Readiness Light AIR BAG OFF Light (Extended Cab Pickup) There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument When you turn the right front passenger’s air bag off, this panel, which shows AIR BAG. The system checks the light will come on and stay on to remind you that the air air bag’s electrical system for malfunctions.
  • Page 144 yellowblue CAUTION: CAUTION: If the right front passenger’s air bag is turned off If the air bag readiness light ever comes on when for a person who isn’t in a risk group identified you have turned off the air bag, it means that by the national government, that person won’t something may be wrong with the air bag system.
  • Page 145 yellowblue Charging System Indicator Light Voltmeter This light should come on When your engine is not briefly when you turn on the running, but the ignition is ignition, before starting the in RUN, this gage shows engine, as a check to show your battery’s state of you it is working.
  • Page 146: Brake System Warning Light

    yellowblue You can only drive for a short time with the reading in This light should come on either warning zone. If you must drive, turn off all briefly when you turn the unnecessary accessories. ignition key to RUN. If it doesn’t come on then, have Readings in either warning zone indicate a possible it fixed so it will be ready to...
  • Page 147 yellowblue Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light Engine Coolant Temperature Gage With the anti lock brake This gage shows the engine system, this light will come coolant temperature. on when you start your engine and may stay on for several seconds. That’s normal.
  • Page 148 yellowblue Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service NOTICE: Engine Soon Light) (Gasoline Engine) 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 monitors operation of the work as well, your fuel economy may not be as fuel, ignition and emission good and your engine may not run as smoothly.
  • Page 149 yellowblue This light should come on, as a check to show you it is If the light stops flashing and remains on steady, see “If working, when the ignition is on and the engine is not the Light Is On Steady” following. running.
  • Page 150: Oil Pressure Gage

    yellowblue Have you recently changed brands of fuel? Oil Pressure Gage If so, be sure to fuel your vehicle with quality fuel (see The oil pressure gage shows “Fuel” in the Index). Poor fuel quality will cause your the engine oil pressure in engine not to run as efficiently as designed.
  • Page 151: Security Light

    yellowblue Security Light NOTICE: This light will come on briefly when you turn Damage to your engine from neglected oil the key to START. problems can be costly and is not covered by your warranty. Oil pressure may vary with engine speed, outside temperature and oil viscosity, but readings above the The light will come on for five seconds after the key is low pressure zone indicate the normal operating range.
  • Page 152: Daytime Running Lamps Indicator Light

    yellowblue Up Shift Light (If Equipped) Check Gages Light This light is used on This light will come on some models with briefly when you are manual transmissions. starting the engine. The SHIFT indicator light will help you get the best fuel If the light comes on and stays on while you are driving, economy.
  • Page 153: Fuel Gage

    yellowblue Fuel Gage Here are four situations you may experience with your fuel gage. None of these indicate a problem with the The fuel gage, when the fuel gage. ignition is on, tells you At the gas station, the fuel pump shuts off before the about how much fuel you gage reads FULL (F).
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  • Page 155 yellowblue 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 FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Air Conditioning Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
  • Page 156 yellowblue Comfort Controls Temperature Knob The middle knob on the control panel lets you select the Heater Control System relative temperature of the air flowing into the passenger area of your vehicle. This knob will allow you to adjust the relative air temperature independently of the function knob setting.
  • Page 157 yellowblue Heater and Air Conditioning Control Temperature Knob System (If Equipped) The middle knob on the control panel lets you select the relative temperature of the air flowing into the passenger area of your vehicle. This knob will allow you to adjust the relative air temperature independently of the function knob setting.
  • Page 158 yellowblue Air Conditioning With the A/C on, turn the temperature knob to MAX for maximum cooling. This setting also puts the system in On hot days, open the windows long enough to let hot the recirculation mode and helps to maximize your air air inside escape.
  • Page 159 yellowblue Ventilation System For mild outside temperatures when little heating or cooling is needed, use VENT to direct outside air through your vehicle. Air will flow through the instrument panel outlets. Your vehicle’s ventilation system supplies outside air to the inside of your vehicle when it is moving. With the side windows closed, air will flow into the front air inlet grilles, through the vehicle, and out the air exhaust valves.
  • Page 160: Defogging And Defrosting

    yellowblue Ventilation Tips Rear Window Defogger (If Equipped) Keep the hood and front air inlet free of ice, snow or If you see lines running across the rear window, you any other obstruction (such as leaves). The heater have a rear window defogger. The lines warm the glass. and defroster will work far better, reducing the To turn on the rear window chance of fogging the inside of your windows.
  • Page 161: Audio Systems

    yellowblue Setting the Clock for Systems with NOTICE: SET Button Press SET. Within five seconds, press and hold the Don’t use a razor blade or something else sharp SEEK right arrow until the correct minute appears on on the inside of the rear window. If you do, you the display.
  • Page 162 yellowblue AM-FM Stereo Finding a Station FM: Press the lower knob to switch between AM and FM. The display shows your selection. TUNE: Turn the lower knob to tune in radio stations. SEEK: Press the right arrow to tune to the next higher station and the left arrow to tune to the next lower station and stay there.
  • Page 163 yellowblue 5. Press one of the four pushbuttons within five Setting the Tone seconds. Whenever you press that numbered button, BASS: Slide this lever up or down to increase or the station you set will return. decrease bass. 6. Repeat the steps for each pushbutton. TREB: Slide this lever up or down to increase or In addition to the four stations already set, up to three decrease treble.
  • Page 164 yellowblue AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player Finding a Station (If Equipped) FM: Press the lower knob to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. TUNE: Turn the lower knob to tune in radio stations. SEEK: Press the right arrow to tune to the next higher station and the left arrow to tune to the next lower station and stay there.
  • Page 165 yellowblue In addition to the four stations already set, up to three Setting the Tone more stations may be preset on each band by pressing BASS: Slide this lever up or down to increase or two adjoining buttons at the same time. Just: decrease bass.
  • Page 166 yellowblue REV: Press the SEEK left arrow to reverse the cassette AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player tape. Press the SEEK right arrow to stop reversing and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped) the tape. FWD: Press the SEEK right arrow to advance the cassette tape.
  • Page 167 yellowblue SCV: Your system has a feature called until you press the button again. The sound will mute Speed Compensated Volume (SCV). With SCV, your while scanning. audio system adjusts automatically to make up for road PUSHBUTTONS: The six numbered pushbuttons let and wind noise as you drive.
  • Page 168 yellowblue the stations stored on a pushbutton is too weak for the tone adjustment to the BASS and TREB controls. If a location you are in, the radio display will show the BASS or TREB control is rotated, the AUTO TONE channel number (P1 P6) for several seconds before display will go blank.
  • Page 169 yellowblue If the ignition is on but the radio is off, the tape will at the beginning of the selection. The tape direction begin playing. arrow will blink during the SEEK operation. The sound will mute while searching for the next selection. Once the tape is playing, use the VOL, AUTO TONE, BAL, FADE, BASS and TREB controls just as you do REV (4): Press this button to rapidly reverse the tape to...
  • Page 170 yellowblue TAPE AUX: Press this button to return to the tape CD Adapter Kits player when playing the radio. The lighted arrow will It is possible to use a CD adapter kit with your cassette appear and show the direction of play when a tape is in tape player after activating the bypass feature on your the active mode.
  • Page 171 yellowblue AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and wind noise as you drive. Set the volume at the desired level. Turn the control ring behind the upper and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped) knob clockwise to adjust the SCV. Then, as you drive, SCV automatically increases the volume, as necessary, to overcome noise at any particular speed.
  • Page 172 yellowblue PUSHBUTTONS: The six numbered pushbuttons let Setting the Tone you return to your favorite stations. You can set up to BASS: Press lightly on this knob to release it from its 18 stations (six AM, six FM1 and six FM2). Just: stored position.
  • Page 173 yellowblue Adjusting the Speakers If the disc comes back out and ERR appears on the display, it could be that: BAL: Press lightly on this knob to release it from its stored position. Turn the control clockwise to adjust You are driving on a very rough road. (The disc sound to the right speakers and counterclockwise to should play when the road gets smoother.) adjust sound to the left speakers.
  • Page 174 yellowblue REV (4): Press and hold REV to return rapidly to a CD AUX: To switch between the player and the radio favorite passage. You will hear the disc selection play at when a disc is playing, press the AM FM button.
  • Page 175 yellowblue Remote Compact Disc Player (If Equipped) To remove the disc, press the EJECT button and remove the disc from the player. All of the compact disc functions are controlled by the radio buttons except for EJECT. When a disc is in the player, a CD symbol will appear on the display.
  • Page 176 yellowblue NEXT (3): Press this button to advance to the next track When a new track starts to play, the track number will on the disc. also appear. Press RECALL a third time and the time of day will be displayed. REV (4): Press and hold this button to quickly reverse within a track.
  • Page 177 yellowblue Activating the Theft Deterrent Feature 8. Press AM FM after you have confirmed that the code matches the secret code you have written down. The instructions which follow explain how to enter your The display will show REP to let you know that you secret code to activate the THEFTLOCK system.
  • Page 178: Understanding Radio Reception

    yellowblue If you enter the wrong code eight times, INOP will If the code entered is incorrect, SEC will appear on the appear on the display. You will have to wait an hour display. The radio will remain secured until the correct with the ignition on before you can try again.
  • Page 179 yellowblue Tips About Your Audio System NOTICE: Hearing damage from loud noise is almost undetectable until it is too late. Your hearing can adapt to higher Before you add any sound equipment to your volumes of sound. Sound that seems normal can be loud vehicle like a tape player, CB radio, mobile and harmful to your hearing.
  • Page 180: Care Of Your Cassette Tape Player

    yellowblue 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.
  • Page 181: Fixed Mast Antenna

    yellowblue 3. Press and hold the TAPE AUX button for five Care of Your Compact Discs seconds. The tape symbol on the display will flash Handle discs carefully. Store them in their original cases for two seconds. or other protective cases and away from direct sunlight 4.
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  • Page 183 yellowblue Section 4 Your Driving and the Road Here you’ll find information about driving on different kinds of roads and in varying weather conditions. We’ve also included many other useful tips on driving. Defensive Driving City Driving Drunken Driving Freeway Driving Control of a Vehicle Before Leaving on a Long Trip Braking...
  • Page 184: Defensive Driving

    yellowblue Defensive driving really means “be ready for anything.” On city streets, rural roads or freeways, it means “always expect the unexpected.” Assume that pedestrians or other drivers are going to be careless and make mistakes. Anticipate what they might do.
  • Page 185: Drunken Driving

    yellowblue Drunken Driving The obvious way to solve the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then Death and injury associated with drinking and driving is drive. But what if people do? How much is “too much” a national tragedy.
  • Page 186 yellowblue Since alcohol is carried in body water, this means that a woman generally will reach a higher BAC level than a man of her same body weight when each has the same number of drinks. The law in many U.S. states sets the legal limit at a BAC of 0.10 percent.
  • Page 187: Control Of A Vehicle

    yellowblue The body takes about an hour to rid itself of the alcohol in one drink. No amount of coffee or number of cold CAUTION: showers will speed that up. “I’ll be careful” isn’t the right answer. What if there’s an emergency, a need to Drinking and then driving is very dangerous.
  • Page 188 yellowblue Average reaction time is about 3/4 of a second. But that’s only an average. It might be less with one driver and as long as two or three seconds or more with another. Age, physical condition, alertness, coordination and eyesight all play a part. So do alcohol, drugs and frustration.
  • Page 189 yellowblue If your engine ever stops while you’re driving, brake normally but don’t pump your brakes. If you do, the pedal may get harder to push down. If your engine stops, you will still have some power brake assist. But you will use it when you brake.
  • Page 190: Braking In Emergencies

    yellowblue 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 make the most of available tire and road conditions.
  • Page 191: Power Steering

    yellowblue Steering The traction you can get in a curve depends on the condition of your tires and the road surface, the angle at Power Steering which the curve is banked, and your speed. While you’re in a curve, speed is the one factor you can control. If you lose power steering assist because the engine stops or the system is not functioning, you can steer but Suppose you’re steering through a sharp curve.
  • Page 192: Steering In Emergencies

    yellowblue Steering in Emergencies There are times when steering can be more effective than braking. For example, you come over a hill and find a truck stopped in your lane, or a car suddenly pulls out from nowhere, or a child darts out from between parked cars and stops right in front of you.
  • Page 193 yellowblue Road Recovery Passing You may find that your right wheels have dropped off the The driver of a vehicle about to pass another on a edge of a road onto the shoulder while you’re driving. lane highway waits for just the right moment, accelerates, moves around the vehicle ahead, then goes back into the right lane again.
  • Page 194 yellowblue Do not get too close to the vehicle you want to pass Check your mirrors, glance over your shoulder and while you’re awaiting an opportunity. For one thing, start your left lane change signal before moving out following too closely reduces your area of vision, of the right lane to pass.
  • Page 195: Loss Of Control

    yellowblue Loss of Control If your vehicle starts to slide, ease your foot off the accelerator pedal and quickly steer the way you want the Let’s review what driving experts say about what vehicle to go. If you start steering quickly enough, your happens when the three control systems (brakes, steering vehicle may straighten out.
  • Page 196 yellowblue Road Driving with Your Before You Go Off-Roading Four Wheel Drive Vehicle There are some things to do before you go out. For example, be sure to have all necessary maintenance and This off road guide is for vehicles that have service work done.
  • Page 197: Environmental Concerns

    yellowblue Environmental Concerns CAUTION: road driving can provide wholesome and satisfying recreation. However, it also raises environmental concerns. GM recognizes these concerns and urges Cargo on the load floor piled higher than every off roader to follow these basic rules for the seatbacks can be thrown forward protecting the environment: during a sudden stop.
  • Page 198: Traveling To Remote Areas

    yellowblue Traveling to Remote Areas Controlling your vehicle is the key to successful road driving. One of the best ways to control your It makes sense to plan your trip, especially when going vehicle is to control your speed. Here are some things to to a remote area.
  • Page 199: Scanning The Terrain

    yellowblue Scanning the Terrain When you drive over obstacles or rough terrain, keep a firm grip on the steering wheel. Ruts, troughs or other road driving can take you over many different kinds surface features can jerk the wheel out of your hands if of terrain.
  • Page 200 yellowblue Driving on Off-Road Hills incline may get steeper as you near the top, but you may not see this because the crest of the hill is hidden by road driving often takes you up, down or across a bushes, grass or shrubs. hill.
  • Page 201 yellowblue Driving Uphill Ease up on your speed as you approach the top of the hill. Once you decide you can safely drive up the hill, you Attach a flag to the vehicle to make you more visible need to take some special steps. to approaching traffic on trails or hills.
  • Page 202 yellowblue What should I do if my vehicle stalls, or is about back down the hill with your wheels straight rather than in the left or right direction. Turning the wheel to stall, and I can’t make it up the hill? too far to the left or right will increase the possibility If this happens, there are some things you should of a rollover.
  • Page 203 yellowblue Suppose, after stalling, I try to back down the hill and decide I just can’t do it. What CAUTION: should I do? Set the parking brake, put your transmission Shifting the transfer case to NEUTRAL (N) can in PARK (P) (or the manual transmission in cause your vehicle to roll even if the transmission is in PARK (P) (or, if you have the manual FIRST (1)) and turn off the engine.
  • Page 204: Driving Downhill

    yellowblue Driving Downhill CAUTION: When off roading takes you downhill, you’ll want to consider a number of things: Heavy braking when going down a hill can cause How steep is the downhill? Will I be able to maintain your brakes to overheat and fade. This could vehicle control? cause loss of control and a serious accident.
  • Page 205: Driving Across An Incline

    yellowblue Am I likely to stall when going downhill? reduces the likelihood the vehicle will tumble end over end. But when you drive across an incline, the It’s much more likely to happen going uphill. But if much more narrow track width (the distance between it happens going downhill, here’s what to do.
  • Page 206: Stalling On An Incline

    yellowblue Stalling on an Incline CAUTION: If your vehicle stalls when you’re crossing an incline, be sure you (and your passengers) get out on the uphill side, even if the door there is harder to open. If you get Driving across an incline that’s too steep will out on the downhill side and the vehicle starts to roll make your vehicle roll over.
  • Page 207 yellowblue Hard packed snow and ice offer the worst tire traction. On these surfaces, it’s very easy to lose control. On wet CAUTION: ice, for example, the traction is so poor that you will have difficulty accelerating. And if you do get moving, Getting out on the downhill (low) side of a vehicle poor steering and difficult braking can cause you to slide stopped across an incline is dangerous.
  • Page 208: Driving In Water

    yellowblue Driving in Water CAUTION: Light rain causes no special off road driving problems. But heavy rain can mean flash flooding, and flood waters demand extreme caution. Driving through rushing water can be dangerous. Deep water can sweep your vehicle downstream Find out how deep the water is before you drive through and you and your passengers could drown.
  • Page 209: Driving At Night

    yellowblue Your vehicle will require more frequent service due to Night driving is more dangerous than day driving. One road use. Refer to the Maintenance Schedule for reason is that some drivers are likely to be impaired additional information. alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. Here are some tips on night driving.
  • Page 210: Night Vision

    yellowblue Night Vision Remember that your headlamps light up far less of a roadway when you are in a turn or curve. Keep your No one can see as well at night as in the daytime. But as eyes moving; that way, it’s easier to pick out dimly we get older these differences increase.
  • Page 211 yellowblue Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you can’t stop, accelerate or turn as well because your tire road traction isn’t as good as on dry roads. And, if your tires don’t have much tread left, you’ll get even less traction.
  • Page 212: Driving Through Deep Standing Water

    yellowblue Hydroplaning usually happens at higher speeds. There just isn’t a hard and fast rule about hydroplaning. The CAUTION: best advice is to slow down when it is raining. Driving Through Deep Standing Water Wet brakes can cause accidents. They won’t work as well in a quick stop and may cause pulling to one side.
  • Page 213: City Driving

    yellowblue 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.
  • Page 214: Freeway Driving

    yellowblue Freeway Driving At the entrance, there is usually a ramp that leads to the freeway. If you have a clear view of the freeway as you drive along the entrance ramp, you should begin to check traffic. Try to determine where you expect to blend with the flow.
  • Page 215: Before Leaving On A Long Trip

    yellowblue The exit speed is usually posted. Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: Have you checked all levels? Reduce your speed according to your speedometer, not to your sense of motion. After driving for any distance Lamps: Are they all working? Are the lenses clean? at higher speeds, you may tend to think you are going Tires: They are vitally important to a safe, slower than you actually are.
  • Page 216: Hill And Mountain Roads

    yellowblue What can you do about highway hypnosis? First, be Hill and Mountain Roads 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.
  • Page 217 yellowblue Keep your vehicle in good shape. Check all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system and CAUTION: transmission. These parts can work hard on mountain roads. Coasting downhill in NEUTRAL (N) or with the Know how to go down hills. The most important ignition off is dangerous.
  • Page 218 yellowblue Winter Driving Here are some tips for winter driving: Have your vehicle in good shape for winter. You may want to put winter emergency supplies in your vehicle. Include an ice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer clothing, a small shovel, a flashlight, a red cloth and reflective warning triangles.
  • Page 219: Driving On Snow Or Ice

    yellowblue Driving on Snow or Ice What’s the worst time for this? “Wet ice.” Very cold snow or ice can be slick and hard to drive on. But wet Most of the time, those places where your tires meet the ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the road probably have good traction.
  • Page 220 yellowblue Watch for slippery spots. The road might be fine If You’re Caught in a Blizzard until you hit a spot that’s covered with ice. On an otherwise clear road, ice patches may appear in shaded areas where the sun can’t reach: around clumps of trees, behind buildings or under bridges.
  • Page 221 yellowblue If you are stopped by heavy snow, you could be in a serious situation. You should probably stay with your vehicle unless you know for sure that you are near help and you can hike through the snow. Here are some things to do to summon help and keep yourself and your passengers safe: Turn on your hazard flashers.
  • Page 222 yellowblue Run your engine only as long as you must. This saves fuel. When you run the engine, make it go a little faster CAUTION: 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.
  • Page 223: Recreational Vehicle Towing

    yellowblue Recreational Vehicle Towing Two-Wheel-Drive Vehicles wheel drive vehicles should not be towed with There may be times when you want to tow your vehicle all four wheels on the ground. Two wheel drive behind another vehicle for use at your destination. Be transmissions have no provisions for internal lubrication sure to use the proper towing equipment designed for while being towed.
  • Page 224 yellowblue Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicles Vehicles equipped with the electronic transfer case cannot be towed with all four wheels on the ground. Use the following procedure to correctly tow your CAUTION: vehicle on all four wheels with a manual transfer case: 1. Firmly set the parking brake. Shifting the transfer case into NEUTRAL (N) can 2.
  • Page 225: Loading Your Vehicle

    yellowblue Loading Your Vehicle The Certification/Tire label also tells you the maximum weights for the front and rear axles, called Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). To find out the actual loads on your front and rear axles, you need to go to a weigh station and weigh your vehicle.
  • Page 226 yellowblue Using heavier suspension components to get added NOTICE: (Continued) durability might not change your weight ratings. Ask your dealer to help you load your vehicle the right way. For the front axle, if more cargo or passengers need to be carried, appropriate NOTICE: counter ballast must be installed rear of the rear axle and properly secured.
  • Page 227 yellowblue CAUTION: (Continued) NOTICE: When you carry something inside the Your warranty does not cover parts or vehicle, secure it whenever you can. components that fail because of overloading. Don’t leave a seat folded down unless you need to. If you put things inside your vehicle like suitcases, tools, packages, or anything else they go as fast as the...
  • Page 228 yellowblue The Cargo Weight Rating (CWR) is the maximum Here is an example of proper truck and camper match: weight of the load your vehicle can carry. It doesn’t include the weight of the people inside. But, you can figure about 150 lbs. (68 kg) for each seating position. The total cargo load must not be more than your vehicle’s CWR.
  • Page 229: Trailer Recommendations

    yellowblue If your slide in camper and its load weighs less than the Trailer Recommendations CWR, the center of gravity zone for your vehicle may You must subtract your hitch loads from the CWR for be larger. your vehicle. Weigh your vehicle with the trailer attached, Your dealer can help you make a good vehicle camper so that you won’t go over the GVWR or GAWR.
  • Page 230: Pickup Conversion To Chassis Cab

    yellowblue Camper Wiring Harness Brown: Rear Lamps (If Equipped) Yellow: Left Stoplamp and Turn Signal Dark Green: Right Stoplamp and Turn Signal White (Heavy Gage): Ground Light Green: Back up Lamps When the harness is not being used, store it in its original place.
  • Page 231: Towing A Trailer

    yellowblue Towing a Trailer NOTICE: CAUTION: Pulling a trailer improperly can damage your vehicle and result in costly repairs not covered by your warranty. To pull a trailer correctly, follow If you don’t use the correct equipment and drive the advice in this part, and see your dealer for properly, you can lose control when you pull a important information about towing a trailer trailer.
  • Page 232: If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer

    yellowblue If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer If you have an automatic transmission, you can tow in OVERDRIVE ( ). You may want to shift the If you do, here are some important points: transmission to THIRD (3) or, if necessary, a lower gear selection if the transmission shifts too often There are many different laws, including speed limit (e.g., under heavy loads and/or hilly conditions).
  • Page 233 yellowblue Use one of the following charts to determine how much 1500 (2WD) your vehicle can weigh, based upon your vehicle model Engine (Trans.) Axle Ratio Max. Trailer Wt. and options. 5.0L 3.08 4,500 lbs. (2 043 kg) Maximum trailer weight is calculated assuming the driver and one passenger are in the tow vehicle and it 3.42 5,500 lbs.
  • Page 234 yellowblue 2500 (2WD) 2500 (4WD) Engine (Trans.) Axle Ratio Max. Trailer Wt. Engine (Trans.) Axle Ratio Max. Trailer Wt. 5.7L 3.42 6,000 lbs. (2 724 kg) 5.7L 3.73 6,000 lbs. (2 724 kg) 3.73 7,000 lbs. (3 178 kg) 4.10 7,500 lbs.
  • Page 235 yellowblue 3500 (2WD) 3500 Crew Cab (2WD) Engine (Trans.) Axle Ratio Max. Trailer Wt. Engine (Trans.) Axle Ratio Max. Trailer Wt. 5.7L 4.10 7,500 lbs. (3 405 kg) 5.7L 4.10 7,000 lbs. (3 178 kg) 4.56 9,000 lbs. (4 086 kg) 4.56 8,500 lbs.
  • Page 236: Weight Of The Trailer Tongue

    yellowblue 3500 HD Chassis Cab Weight of the Trailer Tongue The tongue load (A) of any trailer is an important Engine (Trans.) Axle Ratio Max. Trailer Wt. weight to measure because it affects the total or gross 6.5L Diesel 4.63 9,000 lbs.
  • Page 237 yellowblue If you’re using a weight carrying hitch, the trailer Hitches tongue (A) should weigh 10 percent of the total loaded It’s important to have the correct hitch equipment. trailer weight (B). If you’re using a weight distributing Crosswinds, large trucks going by and rough roads are hitch, the trailer tongue (A) should weigh 12 percent of a few reasons why you’ll need the right hitch.
  • Page 238: Safety Chains

    yellowblue Safety Chains The trailer’s brake system will use less than 0.02 cubic inch (0.3 cc) of fluid from your vehicle’s You should always attach chains between your vehicle and master cylinder. Otherwise, both braking systems your trailer. Cross the safety chains under the tongue of the won’t work well.
  • Page 239: Making Turns

    yellowblue During your trip, check occasionally to be sure that the Making Turns load is secure, and that the lamps and any trailer brakes are still working. NOTICE: Following Distance Making very sharp turns while trailering could Stay at least twice as far behind the vehicle ahead as you would when driving your vehicle without a trailer.
  • Page 240: Driving On Grades

    yellowblue Driving On Grades Parking on Hills Reduce speed and shift to a lower gear before you start down a long or steep downgrade. If you don’t shift CAUTION: down, you might have to use your brakes so much that they would get hot and no longer work well.
  • Page 241: Maintenance When Trailer Towing

    yellowblue 5. If you have a four wheel drive vehicle, be sure When You Are Ready to Leave After the transfer case is in a drive gear and not in Parking on a Hill NEUTRAL (N). 1. Apply your regular brakes and hold the pedal down 6.
  • Page 242: Trailer Wiring Harness

    yellowblue Trailer Wiring Harness This harness has a 30 amp battery feed wire and no connector, and should be wired by a qualified electrical technician. After choosing an aftermarket mating connector pair, have the technician attach one connector to the eight wire trailer harness and the other connector to the wiring harness on the trailer.
  • Page 243: Manual Transmission

    yellowblue Power Winches Power Take-Off (PTO) (Manual Transmission) If you wish to use a power winch on your vehicle, only use it when your vehicle is stationary or anchored. NOTICE: NOTICE: If you have a PTO that will exceed 35 hp installed on your vehicle, it could damage the transfer case Using a power winch with the transmission in or transmission.
  • Page 244 yellowblue To engage a PTO: To engage a PTO while the vehicle is moving: 1. Hold the clutch pedal down. 1. Hold the clutch pedal down. 2. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL (N). 2. Set the parking brake. 3. Engage the PTO. 3.
  • Page 245 yellowblue Using a Transfer Case Mounted Power Step-Bumper Pad Take-Off (Automatic Transmission) If your vehicle has a rear step bumper, it may be equipped with a rear step pad at the center of 1. Set the parking brake. the bumper. 2.
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  • Page 247 yellowblue 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 Cooling System (Gasoline Engine) Other Warning Devices Engine Fan Noise Jump Starting If a Tire Goes Flat Towing Your Vehicle Changing a Flat Tire Engine Overheating (Gasoline Engine)
  • Page 248: Hazard Warning Flashers

    yellowblue Hazard Warning Flashers Press the button at the top of the steering column all the way down to make your front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and 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 button until the first click and release.
  • Page 249: Jump Starting

    yellowblue Other Warning Devices NOTICE: If you carry reflective triangles, you can use them to warn others. Set one up at the side of the road about Ignoring these steps could result in costly damage 300 feet (100 m) behind your vehicle. to your vehicle that wouldn’t be covered by Jump Starting your warranty.
  • Page 250 yellowblue 2. Get the vehicles close enough so the jumper cables NOTICE: can reach, but be sure the vehicles aren’t touching each other. If they are, it could cause a ground connection you don’t want. You wouldn’t be able to If you leave your radio on, it could be badly start your vehicle, and the bad grounding could damaged.
  • Page 251 yellowblue 5. Check that the jumper cables don’t have loose or missing insulation. If they do, you could get a shock. CAUTION: The vehicles could be damaged too. Before you connect the cables, here are some basic Using a match near a battery can cause battery things you should know.
  • Page 252 yellowblue 7. Don’t let the other end touch metal. Connect it to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery. 8. Now connect the black negative ( ) cable to 6. Connect the red positive (+) cable to the positive (+) the good battery’s terminal of the vehicle with the dead battery.
  • Page 253 yellowblue 12. Remove the cables in reverse order to prevent electrical shorting. Take care that they don’t touch each other or any other metal. 9. Attach the cable at least 18 inches (45 cm) away from the dead battery, but not near engine parts that move.
  • Page 254: Towing Your Vehicle

    yellowblue Towing Your Vehicle With current trends in automotive styles and design, it is essential that the correct towing equipment is used to tow a vehicle. Your vehicle can be towed with sling type CAUTION: equipment, wheel lift equipment or car carrier equipment. Wheel Drive vehicle towing limits for sling type...
  • Page 255: Engine Overheating

    yellowblue Engine Overheating CAUTION: (Gasoline Engine) You will find a coolant temperature gage on your Steam from an overheated engine can burn you vehicle’s instrument panel. See “Engine Coolant badly, even if you just open the hood. Stay away Temperature Gage” in the Index. from the engine if you see or hear steam coming If your vehicle has a diesel engine, see “Engine from it.
  • Page 256: If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine

    yellowblue If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine If you no longer have the overheat warning, you can drive. Just to be safe, drive slower for about 10 minutes. If the If you get an engine overheat warning but see or hear no warning doesn’t come back on, you can drive normally.
  • Page 257 yellowblue Cooling System (Gasoline Engine) CAUTION: When you decide it’s safe to lift the hood, here’s what you’ll see: If your vehicle has air conditioning, the auxiliary electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you.
  • Page 258 yellowblue The coolant level should be at or above the COLD mark. NOTICE: If it isn’t, you may have a leak in the radiator hoses, heater hoses, radiator, water pump or somewhere else in the cooling system. When adding coolant, it is important that you use only DEX COOL (silicate...
  • Page 259 yellowblue How to Add Coolant to the Coolant NOTICE: Recovery Tank (Gasoline Engines) If you haven’t found a problem yet, but the coolant level In cold weather, water can freeze and crack the isn’t at or above the COLD mark, add a 50/50 mixture engine, radiator, heater core and other parts.
  • Page 260 yellowblue CAUTION: You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Don’t spill coolant on a hot engine. When the coolant in the coolant recovery tank is at or above the COLD mark, start your vehicle.
  • Page 261 yellowblue CAUTION: Steam and scalding liquids from a hot cooling system can blow out and burn you badly. They are under pressure, and if you turn the radiator pressure cap even a little they can come out at high speed. Never turn the cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap, is hot.
  • Page 262: How To Add Coolant To The Radiator

    yellowblue How to Add Coolant to the Radiator 2. Then keep turning the pressure cap, but now push down as you turn it. Remove the pressure cap. 1. You can remove the radiator pressure cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no longer hot.
  • Page 263 yellowblue 3. Fill the radiator with the proper DEX COOL 4. Then fill the coolant recovery tank to the coolant mixture, up to the base of the filler neck. COLD mark. (See “Engine Coolant” in the Index for more 5. Put the cap back on the coolant recovery tank, but information about the proper coolant mixture.) leave the radiator pressure cap off.
  • Page 264 yellowblue 6. Start the engine and let it run until you can feel the 8. Then replace the pressure cap. At any time during upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the this procedure if coolant begins to flow out of the engine cooling fan(s).
  • Page 265: Engine Fan Noise

    yellowblue Engine Fan Noise If a Tire Goes Flat Your vehicle has a clutched engine cooling fan. When It’s unusual for a tire to “blow out” while you’re driving, the clutch is engaged, the fan spins faster to provide especially if you maintain your tires properly. If air goes more air to cool the engine.
  • Page 266: Changing A Flat Tire

    yellowblue Changing a Flat Tire CAUTION: (Continued) If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire and wheel damage To be even more certain the vehicle won’t move, by driving slowly to a level place. Turn on your hazard warning flashers. you can put blocks at the front and rear of the tire farthest away from the one being changed.
  • Page 267: Removing The Spare Tire And Tools

    yellowblue Removing the Spare Tire and Tools Extended Cab Models The equipment you’ll need is behind the passenger’s seat. 2 and 4 Door Models Turn the wing nut counterclockwise and remove the jack cover, if there is one. Remove the jacking equipment. If you have a chassis cab, refer to the information from the body supplier/installer for the location of your spare tire.
  • Page 268 yellowblue Follow these instructions to lower the spare tire: 1. One side of the ratchet has an UP marking. The other side has a DOWN marking. Assemble the ratchet to the hook near the end of the jack handle (as illustrated) with the DOWN marking facing you.
  • Page 269 yellowblue The tools you’ll be using include the jack (A), the jack Attach the jack handle (and jack handle extension, if handle extension (B), the jack handle (C), the wheel needed) to the jack. wrench (D) and the ratchet (E). If the flat tire is on the rear of the vehicle, you’ll need the jack handle extension also.
  • Page 270 yellowblue If your vehicle has wheel nut caps, use the wheel wrench and ratchet to remove them. Turn the wheel wrench counterclockwise, with DOWN facing you, to remove the wheel nut caps. Then take off the hub cap. If the wheel also has a trim ring, use the wheel wrench With the UP marking on the ratchet facing you, rotate to pry along the edge and remove it.
  • Page 271 yellowblue Removing the Flat Tire and Installing 2. Position the jack under the vehicle. If the flat tire is on the front of the vehicle, position the jack on the the Spare Tire frame behind the flat tire. If the flat tire is on the rear, position the jack on the rear axle between the 1.
  • Page 272 yellowblue 4. Remove all the wheel nuts and take off the flat tire. Front Position Rear Position 5. Remove any rust or dirt from the wheel bolts, 3. With UP on the ratchet facing you, raise the vehicle mounting surfaces and by rotating the ratchet and wheel wrench clockwise.
  • Page 273 yellowblue 6. Replace the wheel CAUTION: nuts with the rounded end of the nuts toward the Rust or dirt on the wheel, or on the parts to wheel. Tighten which it is fastened, can make the wheel nuts each wheel nut by become loose after a time.
  • Page 274 yellowblue 8. Tighten the nuts firmly in a crisscross sequence as shown by rotating the wheel wrench clockwise. Front Position Rear Position CAUTION: 7. Lower the vehicle by rotating the ratchet and wheel wrench counterclockwise. Lower the jack completely. Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly tightened wheel nuts can cause the wheel to become loose and even come off.
  • Page 275 yellowblue Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools NOTICE: CAUTION: Improperly tightened wheel nuts can lead to brake pulsation and rotor damage. To avoid expensive brake repairs, evenly tighten the wheel Storing a jack, a tire or other equipment in the nuts in the proper sequence and to the proper passenger compartment of the vehicle could torque specification.
  • Page 276 yellowblue For an underbody spare tire carrier, store the tire under the rear of the vehicle in the spare tire carrier. To store the tire: 1. Put the tire on the ground at the rear of the vehicle with the valve stem pointed down and to the rear. 2.
  • Page 277 yellowblue 2 and 4 Door Models Extended Cab Models A. Nut E. Jack and Tool A. Nut F. Ratchet Storage Box B. Jack B. Jack and Tool Cover G. Wheel Wrench F. Ratchet C. Jack Handle Extension C. Jack Handle Extension H.
  • Page 278 yellowblue If You’re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow In order to free your vehicle when it is stuck, you will need to spin the wheels, but you don’t want to spin your wheels too fast. The method known as “rocking” can help you get out when you’re stuck, but you must use caution.
  • Page 279: Using The Recovery Hooks

    yellowblue Using the Recovery Hooks NOTICE: Spinning your wheels can destroy parts of your vehicle as well as the tires. If you spin the wheels too fast while shifting your transmission back and forth, you can destroy your transmission. For information about using tire chains on your vehicle, see “Tire Chains”...
  • Page 280 yellowblue CAUTION: The recovery hooks, when used, are under a lot of force. Always pull the vehicle straight out. Never pull on the hooks at a sideways angle. The hooks could break off and you or others could be injured from the chain or cable snapping back. NOTICE: Never use the recovery hooks to tow the vehicle.
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  • Page 283 yellowblue Section 6 Service and Appearance Care Here you will find information about the care of your vehicle. This section begins with service and fuel information, and then it shows how to check important fluid and lubricant levels. There is also technical information about your vehicle, and a part devoted to its appearance care.
  • Page 284: Doing Your Own Service Work

    yellowblue Service Doing Your Own Service Work If you want to do some of your own service work, you’ll Your dealer knows your vehicle best and wants you to want to use the proper service manual. It tells you much be happy with it.
  • Page 285 yellowblue Fuel (Gasoline Engine) CAUTION: If your vehicle has a diesel engine, see “Diesel Fuel Requirements and Fuel System” in the Diesel Engine Supplement. For vehicles with gasoline engines, please You can be injured and your vehicle could be read this. damaged if you try to do service work on a vehicle without knowing enough about it.
  • Page 286 yellowblue If you’re using fuel rated at 87 octane or higher and you Some gasolines that are not reformulated for low hear heavy knocking, your engine needs service. But emissions may contain an octane enhancing additive don’t worry if you hear a little pinging noise when called methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl you’re accelerating or driving up a hill.
  • Page 287: Fuels In Foreign Countries

    yellowblue You can also write us at the following address for NOTICE: advice. Just tell us where you’re going and give your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Your vehicle was not designed for fuel that General Motors Overseas Distribution Corporation contains methanol. Don’t use it. It can corrode 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 metal parts in your fuel system and also damage...
  • Page 288 yellowblue The fuel cap is located on the driver’s side of your vehicle. Refuel the front tank first on a chassis cab model, or in instances when only a partial fuel fill is desired. An automatic transfer mechanism will maintain approximately equal fuel levels in both tanks, so no switching is required by the operator.
  • Page 289 yellowblue When you put the cap back on, turn it to the right (clockwise) until you hear a clicking sound. Make sure CAUTION: you fully install the cap. The diagnostic system can determine if the fuel cap has been left off or improperly If you get gasoline on yourself and then installed.
  • Page 290: Checking Things Under The Hood

    yellowblue Filling a Portable Fuel Container Checking Things Under the Hood CAUTION: CAUTION: Never fill a portable fuel container while it is in If your vehicle has air conditioning, the auxiliary your vehicle. Static electricity discharge from the engine fan under the hood can start up and container can ignite the gasoline vapor.
  • Page 291: Hood Release

    yellowblue Hood Release To open the hood, first pull the handle inside the vehicle. Then go to the front of the vehicle and pull up on the secondary hood release, located just to the passenger’s side of the center of the grill. Lift the hood.
  • Page 292 yellowblue “VORTEC” 5000 and 5700 V8 Engine “VORTEC” 5700 engine shown, locations for other engines similar. When you lift up the hood you’ll see: A. Battery G. Automatic Transmission L. Clutch Fluid Reservoir B. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Dipstick (If Equipped) (If Equipped) C.
  • Page 293 yellowblue “VORTEC” 7400 V8 Engine A. Battery G. Automatic Transmission L. Clutch Fluid Reservoir B. Coolant Recovery Tank Dipstick (If Equipped) (If Equipped) C. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter H. Engine Oil Fill M. Windshield Washer D. Radiator Cap I. Fan Fluid Reservoir E.
  • Page 294: Noise Control System

    yellowblue Noise Control System Tampering With Noise Control System Prohibited The following information relates to compliance with Federal noise emission standards for vehicles with a Federal law prohibits the following acts or the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of more than causing thereof: 10,000 lbs.
  • Page 295 yellowblue Among those acts presumed to constitute tampering are Engine Oil (Gasoline Engine) the acts listed below. If your vehicle has a diesel engine, see “Engine Oil Insulation: (Diesel Engine)” in the Diesel Engine Supplement. Removal of the noise shields or any It’s a good idea to check your engine oil every time you underhood insulation.
  • Page 296: Checking Engine Oil

    yellowblue Checking Engine Oil NOTICE: Pull out the dipstick and clean it with a paper towel or cloth, then push it back in all the way. Remove it again, Don’t add too much oil. If your engine has so keeping the tip down, and check the level. much oil that the oil level gets above the upper mark that shows the proper operating range, your engine could be damaged.
  • Page 297: What Kind Of Engine Oil To Use

    yellowblue What Kind of Engine Oil to Use Oils recommended for your vehicle can be identified by looking for the “Starburst” symbol. This symbol indicates that the oil has been certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API). Do not use any oil which does not carry this Starburst symbol.
  • Page 298: When To Change Engine Oil

    yellowblue As shown in the chart, SAE 5W 30 is best for your Engine Oil Additives vehicle. However, you can use SAE 10W 30 if it’s going Don’t add anything to your oil. Your dealer is ready to to be 0 C) or above.
  • Page 299: What To Do With Used Oil

    yellowblue If none of them is true, use the long trip/highway Engine Air Cleaner/Filter maintenance schedule. Change the oil and filter every (Gasoline Engines) 7,500 miles (12 500 km) or 12 months whichever occurs first. Driving a vehicle with a fully warmed engine under highway conditions causes engine oil to break down slower.
  • Page 300 yellowblue The air cleaner assembly has an indicator that lets you know when the air filter is dirty and needs to be serviced. The indicator is located in the air intake tube between the air cleaner and the engine. See “Owner Checks and Services” in the Index to determine when to check the indicator.
  • Page 301 yellowblue CAUTION: Operating the engine with the air cleaner/filter off can cause you or others to be burned. The air cleaner not only cleans the air, it stops flame if the engine backfires. If it isn’t there, and the engine backfires, you could be burned. Don’t drive with it off, and be careful working on the engine with the air cleaner/filter off.
  • Page 302: Automatic Transmission Fluid

    yellowblue Automatic Transmission Fluid How to Check Because this operation can be a little difficult, you may If your vehicle has a diesel engine, see “Automatic choose to have this done at the GM service department. Transmission Fluid” in the Diesel Supplement. If you do it yourself, be sure to follow all the When to Check and Change instructions here, or you could get a false reading...
  • Page 303 yellowblue To get the right reading, the fluid should be at normal Checking the Fluid Level operating temperature, which is 180 F to 200 Park your vehicle on a level place. Keep the C to 93 engine running. Get the vehicle warmed up by driving about 15 miles With the parking brake applied, place the shift lever (24 km) when outside temperatures are above 50 in PARK (P).
  • Page 304 yellowblue Then, without shutting off the engine, follow these steps: 3. Check both sides of the dipstick, and read the lower level. The fluid level must be in the COLD area for a cold check or in the HOT area or cross hatched area for a hot check.
  • Page 305: How To Add Fluid

    yellowblue How to Add Fluid Manual Transmission Fluid Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what When to Check kind of transmission fluid to use. See “Recommended A good time to have it checked is when the engine oil Fluids and Lubricants” in the Index. is changed.
  • Page 306: Hydraulic Clutch

    yellowblue Check the fluid level only when your engine is off, the How to Add Fluid vehicle is parked on a level place and the transmission is Here’s how to add fluid. Refer to the Maintenance cool enough for you to rest your fingers on the Schedule to determine what kind of fluid to use.
  • Page 307: Rear Axle

    yellowblue When to Check and What to Use How to Check Lubricant Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine how often you should check the fluid level in your clutch master cylinder reservoir and for the proper fluid. See “Owner Checks and Services”...
  • Page 308 yellowblue C3 (3500 HD) Trucks Equipped with Dana How to Check Lubricant Rear Axle Additional rear axle scheduled maintenance is required on 3500 HD models equipped with Dana rear axles when they are driven under the following conditions: Extreme loading (at or near GVWR) or trailer towing, and: Operation above 45 mph (70 km/h) for extended periods of time...
  • Page 309: Front Axle

    yellowblue Front Axle When the differential is at operating temperature (warm), add enough lubricant to raise the level to the When to Check and Change Lubricant bottom of the filler plug hole. Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine how What to Use often to check the lubricant and when to change it.
  • Page 310: Engine Coolant

    yellowblue The radiator pressure cap must be tightly installed with Engine Coolant the arrows on the cap lined up with the overflow tube on The cooling system in your vehicle is filled with the radiator filler neck. COOL R engine coolant. This coolant is designed to remain in your vehicle for 5 years or 150,000 miles NOTICE: (240 000 km), whichever occurs first, if you add only...
  • Page 311 yellowblue NOTICE: CAUTION: When adding coolant, it is important that you Adding only plain water to your cooling system use only DEX COOL (silicate free) coolant. can be dangerous. Plain water, or some other If coolant other than DEX COOL is added to liquid like alcohol, can boil before the proper the system, premature engine, heater core or coolant mixture will.
  • Page 312: Checking Coolant

    yellowblue 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.
  • Page 313 yellowblue Adding Coolant Add coolant mixture at the recovery tank, but be careful not to spill it. If you need more coolant, add the proper DEX COOL coolant mixture at the coolant recovery tank. CAUTION: CAUTION: You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts.
  • Page 314: Power Steering Fluid

    yellowblue Power Steering Fluid How To Check Power Steering Fluid When the engine compartment is cool, wipe the cap and the top of the reservoir clean, then unscrew the cap and wipe the dipstick with a clean rag. Replace the cap and completely tighten it.
  • Page 315: Adding Washer Fluid

    yellowblue Windshield Washer Fluid NOTICE: What to Use When using concentrated washer fluid, When you need windshield washer fluid, be sure to read follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the manufacturer’s instructions before use. If you will be operating your vehicle in an area where the temperature adding water.
  • Page 316 yellowblue Brakes So, it isn’t a good idea to “top off” your brake fluid. Adding brake fluid won’t correct a leak. If you add fluid Brake Fluid when your linings are worn, then you’ll have too much fluid when you get new brake linings. You should add Your brake master cylinder (or remove) brake fluid, as necessary, only when work is reservoir is here.
  • Page 317 yellowblue Checking Brake Fluid What to Add When you do need brake fluid, use only DOT 3 brake fluid. Refer to “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in the Index. Use new brake fluid from a sealed container only. Always clean the brake fluid reservoir cap and the area around the cap before removing it.
  • Page 318: Brake Wear

    yellowblue Brake Wear NOTICE: If you have a C 3500 HD model, it has four wheel disc brakes without wear indicators. If you ever hear a brake Using the wrong fluid can badly damage rubbing noise, have the brake linings inspected. brake system parts.
  • Page 319: Brake Pedal Travel

    yellowblue Brake linings should always be replaced as complete NOTICE: axle sets. See “Brake System Inspection” in Section 7 Continuing to drive with worn out brake pads of this manual under Part C “Periodic could result in costly brake repair. Maintenance Inspections.”...
  • Page 320: Replacing Brake System Parts

    yellowblue Replacing Brake System Parts Vehicle Storage The braking system on a vehicle is complex. Its many If you’re not going to drive your vehicle for 25 days parts have to be of top quality and work well together or more, remove the black, negative ( ) cable from if the vehicle is to have really good braking.
  • Page 321: Bulb Replacement

    yellowblue Bulb Replacement Headlamps For any bulb changing procedure not listed in Sealed Beam Lamps this section, contact your GM dealership Service Department. 1. Remove the four screws from the Before you replace any bulbs, be sure that all the lamps headlamp retainer.
  • Page 322 yellowblue 3. Unplug and remove Composite Headlamps the headlamp. 4. Plug in the new headlamp and put it in place. 5. Install the retainer to the headlamp and tighten the screws. 1. Remove the two hex head pins at the locations shown 2.
  • Page 323: Front Turn Signal Lamps

    yellowblue 4. Turn the bulb Front Turn Signal Lamps counterclockwise (Sealed Beam Headlamps) and remove it. 1. Remove the two screws at the inside edge of the parking/turn signal lamp assembly. 5. Put the new bulb into the assembly and turn it clockwise until it is tight.
  • Page 324 yellowblue 4. Pull the socket out of the Front Turn Signal Lamps lamp assembly. (Composite Headlamps) 5. Push in gently on 1. Remove the four screws the bulb, turn it and take out the counterclockwise parking/turn signal and remove it from lamp assembly.
  • Page 325 yellowblue 3. Pull the socket out of Front Sidemarker Lamps the lamp assembly. (Composite Headlamps) 1. Remove the four screws and pull out the parking/turn signal lamp assembly. 4. Push in gently on the bulb, turn it counterclockwise and remove it from the socket. 5.
  • Page 326 yellowblue 3. Pull the bulb straight out Fender Marker Lamps of the socket. (Dual Rear Wheel Pickup Models) 1. Remove the screws and take the fender marker assembly out of the fender. 4. Put a new bulb into the socket and push it in until it is tight.
  • Page 327 yellowblue 2. Turn the bulb socket Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) counterclockwise and 1. Remove the screws and remove it from the lift off the lens. lens assembly. 3. Pull the bulb straight out of the socket. 4. Put a new bulb into the socket and push it in until it 2.
  • Page 328: Roof Marker Lamps

    yellowblue 3. Put a new bulb into the Roof Marker Lamps socket and push it in 1. Remove the screws and lift off the lens. until it is tight. 2. Pull the bulb straight out of the socket. 3. Put a new bulb into the socket and push it in until it is tight.
  • Page 329 yellowblue Taillamps (Pickup Models) 3. Remove the screws from the bulb retainer 1. Open the tailgate. and take it off the lamp assembly. 2. Remove the two rear lamp assembly screws near the tailgate latch and pull out the lamp assembly. 4.
  • Page 330 yellowblue 5. Put in a new bulb and push it straight in until it 4. Push in gently on is tight. the bulb, turn it counterclockwise 6. Replace the bulb retainer. and remove it from 7. Replace the rear lamp assembly and tighten the socket.
  • Page 331: Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement

    yellowblue Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Windshield wiper blades should be inspected at least twice a year for wear and cracking. See “Wiper Blade Check” in Section 7 of this manual under Part B “Owner Checks and Services” for more information. Replacement blades come in different types and are removed in different ways.
  • Page 332 yellowblue Tires CAUTION: Your new vehicle comes with high quality tires made by a leading tire manufacturer. If you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see Poorly maintained and improperly used tires your GM Warranty booklet for details. are dangerous.
  • Page 333 yellowblue Inflation -- Tire Pressure NOTICE: The Certification/Tire label, which is on the rear edge of the driver’s door, or on the incomplete vehicle document Don’t let anyone tell you that underinflation or in the cab, shows the correct inflation pressures for your overinflation is all right.
  • Page 334: Tire Inspection And Rotation

    yellowblue When to Check The purpose of regular rotation is to achieve more uniform wear for all tires on the vehicle. The first Check your tires once a month or more. Also, check the rotation is the most important. See “Scheduled tire pressure of the spare tire.
  • Page 335 yellowblue If your vehicle has dual rear wheels and the load range or tread design for your front tires is different from your rear tires, always use the correct rotation pattern shown here when rotating your tires. If your vehicle has dual rear wheels and the load range and tread design for your front tires is the same as your The dual tires are rotated as a pair, and the inside rear rear tires, always use one of the correct rotation patterns...
  • Page 336 yellowblue When It’s Time for New Tires CAUTION: One way to tell when it’s time for new tires is to Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the parts to which check the treadwear indicators, which will it is fastened, can make wheel nuts become loose appear when your tires have after a time.
  • Page 337: Dual Tire Operation

    yellowblue Dual Tire Operation CAUTION: When the vehicle is new, or whenever a wheel, wheel bolt or wheel nut is replaced, check the wheel nut torque after 100, 1,000 and 6,000 miles (160, 1 600 and If you operate your vehicle with a tire that is 10 000 km) of driving.
  • Page 338: Uniform Tire Quality Grading

    yellowblue If you ever replace your tires with those not having a TPC Spec number, make sure they are the same size, CAUTION: load range, speed rating and construction type (bias, bias belted or radial) as your original tires. If you use bias ply tires on your vehicle, the wheel rim flanges could develop cracks after CAUTION:...
  • Page 339 yellowblue Treadwear Temperature A, B, C The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of conditions on a specified government test course.
  • Page 340: Wheel Alignment And Tire Balance

    yellowblue Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance If you need to replace any of your wheels, wheel bolts or wheel nuts, replace them only with new GM original The wheels on your vehicle were aligned and balanced equipment parts. This way, you will be sure to have the carefully at the factory to give you the longest tire life right wheel, wheel bolts and wheel nuts for your vehicle.
  • Page 341 yellowblue Used Replacement Wheels NOTICE: CAUTION: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer calibration, headlamp aim, bumper Putting a used wheel on your vehicle is height, vehicle ground clearance and tire or tire dangerous.
  • Page 342: Tire Chains

    yellowblue Tire Chains NOTICE: (Continued) NOTICE: If you don’t have dual wheels or if you have a tire size other than P265/75R16 or LT265/75R16, use tire chains only where legal and only when you If your vehicle has dual wheels, P265/75R16 or must.
  • Page 343: Appearance Care

    yellowblue Appearance Care Don’t use any of these unless this manual says you can. In many uses, these will damage your vehicle: Remember, cleaning products can be hazardous. Some Alcohol are toxic. Others can burst into flame if you strike a match or get them on a hot part of the vehicle.
  • Page 344: Special Fabric Cleaning Problems

    yellowblue Use a clean cloth or sponge, and change to a Special Fabric Cleaning Problems clean area often. A soft brush may be used if stains Stains caused by such things as catsup, coffee (black), are stubborn. egg, fruit, fruit juice, milk, soft drinks, vomit, urine and If a ring forms on fabric after spot cleaning, clean the blood can be removed as follows: entire area immediately or it will set.
  • Page 345: Cleaning Leather

    yellowblue Fabric Protection Cleaning Leather Your vehicle has upholstery and carpet that has been Use a soft cloth with lukewarm water and a mild soap or treated with Scotchgard Fabric Protector, a 3M saddle soap and wipe dry with a soft cloth. Then, let the product.
  • Page 346: Care Of Safety Belts

    yellowblue Care of Safety Belts Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades Keep belts clean and dry. If the windshield is not clear after using the windshield washer, or if the wiper blade chatters when running, wax, CAUTION: sap or other material may be on the blade or windshield.
  • Page 347: Cleaning The Outside Of Your Vehicle

    yellowblue Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses Use lukewarm or cold water, a soft cloth and a car The paint finish on your vehicle provides beauty, depth washing soap to clean exterior lamps and lenses. of color, gloss retention and durability. Follow instructions under “Washing Your Vehicle.”...
  • Page 348 yellowblue Foreign materials such as calcium chloride and other Cleaning Aluminum or salts, ice melting agents, road oil and tar, tree sap, bird Chrome Plated Wheels (If Equipped) droppings, chemicals from industrial chimneys, etc., can damage your vehicle’s finish if they remain on painted Keep your wheels clean using a soft clean cloth with surfaces.
  • Page 349: Cleaning Tires

    yellowblue Cleaning Tires Underbody Maintenance To clean your tires, use a stiff brush with a tire cleaner. Chemicals used for ice and snow removal and dust control can collect on the underbody. If these are not removed, accelerated corrosion (rust) can occur on the underbody NOTICE: parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan and exhaust system even though they have corrosion protection.
  • Page 350 yellowblue GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials PART NUMBER SIZE DESCRIPTION USAGE 994954 23 in. x 25 in. Polishing Cloth – Wax Treated Exterior polishing cloth 1050172 16 oz. (0.473 L) Tar and Road Oil Remover Removes tar, road oil and asphalt 1050173 16 oz.
  • Page 351: Electrical System

    yellowblue Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) the model designation, paint information and a list of all production options and special equipment. Be sure that this label is not removed from the vehicle. Electrical System Add-On Electrical Equipment This is the legal identifier for your vehicle. It appears on a plate in the front corner of the instrument panel, on the NOTICE: driver’s side.
  • Page 352: Fuses And Circuit Breakers

    yellowblue Headlamps Fuses and Circuit Breakers The headlamp wiring is protected by an internal circuit The wiring circuits in your vehicle are protected from breaker. An electrical overload will cause the lamps short circuits by a combination of fuses, circuit breakers to go on and off, or in some cases to remain off.
  • Page 353 yellowblue Instrument Panel Fuse Block The fuse block access door is on the driver’s side edge of the instrument panel. Pull off the cover to access the fuse block. You can remove fuses with a fuse extractor. The fuse extractor is mounted to the fuse block access door. To remove fuses if you don’t have a fuse extractor, hold the Fuse/Circuit end of the fuse between your thumb and index finger...
  • Page 354 yellowblue Fuse/Circuit Fuse/Circuit Breaker Usage Breaker Usage Courtesy Lamps, Cargo Lamp, Not Used Glove Box Lamp, Dome/Reading Wiper Motor, Washer Pump Lamps, Vanity Mirrors, A/C, A/C Blower, Power Mirrors High Blower Relay Instrument Cluster, DRL Relay, Power Amp, Cigarette Lighter, Lamp Switch, Keyless Entry, Door Lock Relay, Low Coolant Module, Illuminated...
  • Page 355 yellowblue Underhood Fuse/Relay Center Fuse/Circuit Breaker Usage PRNDL, Automatic Transmission, Speedometer, Check Gages Warning Light Security/Steering Not Used Not Used Front Axle, 4WD Indicator Lamp, TP2 Relay (Gasoline Engine) Power Door Lock, Six Way Power Seat, Keyless Entry Module Power Windows The underhood fuse/relay center is located in the rear of the engine compartment near the brake fluid reservoir.
  • Page 356 yellowblue Name Usage Injectors, PCM/VCM, Fuel Solenoid (Diesel Engine, Fuel Control Module (Diesel Engine) HTD ST Not Used Air Conditioning HTD MIR Not Used Ignition Switch, EGR, Canister Purge, EVRV Idle Coast Solenoid, MAF, Heated O Fuel Heater (Diesel Engine), Water Sensor (Diesel Engine), Boost Solenoid (Diesel Engine), EPR (Diesel Engine)
  • Page 357: Replacement Bulbs

    yellowblue Replacement Bulbs Exterior Lamps Quantity Number Interior Lamps Quantity Number Sealed Beam Headlamps H6054 Dome Lamps 9006 Composite Low Beam Reading Lamps Headlamps Door Courtesy Lamps 9005 Composite High Beam Four Wheel Drive Headlamps Indicator** Front Marker Lamp Four Wheel Drive Front Parking and...
  • Page 358 yellowblue Capacities and Specifications Please refer to “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in the Index for more information. Engine Type VIN Code Spark Plug Gap “VORTEC” 5000 0.06 inches (1.52 mm) “VORTEC” 5700 0.06 inches (1.52 mm) “VORTEC” 7400 0.06 inches (1.52 mm) Wheels and Tires Model Description...
  • Page 359 yellowblue Cooling System Capacity (Approximate) Fuel Tank Capacity (Approximate) After refill, the level must be rechecked. See “Cooling Type Quantity System” in the Index. Short Bed 26 gallons (98 L) Engine Quantity Long Bed 34 gallons (128 L) “VORTEC” 5000 17.5 quarts (16.6 L) Standard Crew Cab 34 gallons (128 L)
  • Page 360: Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts

    yellowblue Air Conditioning Refrigerants Not all air conditioning refrigerants are the same. If the air conditioning system in your vehicle needs refrigerant, be sure the proper refrigerant is used. If you’re not sure, ask your dealer. See the refrigerant charge label under the hood for information regarding refrigerant capacity. Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Replacement part numbers listed in this section are based on the latest information available at the time of printing, and are subject to change.
  • Page 361 yellowblue NOTES 6-79...
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  • Page 363 yellowblue Section 7 Maintenance Schedule This section covers the maintenance required for your vehicle. Your vehicle needs these services to retain its safety, dependability and emission control performance. Introduction Short Trip/City Scheduled Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Maintenance Gasoline Engines Short Trip/City Definition Gasoline Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Engines...
  • Page 364: Your Vehicle And The Environment

    yellowblue Introduction Your Vehicle and the Environment Proper vehicle maintenance not only helps to keep your vehicle in good working condition, but also helps the environment. All recommended maintenance procedures are important. Improper vehicle maintenance can even affect the quality of the air we breathe. Improper fluid levels or the wrong tire inflation can increase the level of emissions from your vehicle.
  • Page 365 yellowblue “Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections” explains important inspections that your dealer’s service department CAUTION: or another qualified service center should perform. “Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” lists Performing maintenance work on a vehicle can some recommended products to help keep your vehicle be dangerous.
  • Page 366: Using Your Maintenance Schedule

    yellowblue Part A: Scheduled Maintenance The proper fluids and lubricants to use are listed in Part D. Make sure whoever services your vehicle uses Services these. All parts should be replaced and all necessary repairs done before you or anyone else drives the vehicle. Using Your Maintenance Schedule These schedules are for vehicles that: We at General Motors want to help you keep your vehicle...
  • Page 367: Scheduled Maintenance

    yellowblue Scheduled Maintenance Short Trip/City Definition -- Gasoline Engines Short Trip/City Intervals -- Gasoline Engines Follow the Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance if Every 3,000 Miles (5 000 km): Engine Oil and Filter any one of these conditions is true for your vehicle: Change (or 3 months, whichever occurs first).
  • Page 368 yellowblue Scheduled Maintenance Short Trip/City Intervals -- Gasoline Engines Long Trip/Highway Definition -- Gasoline Engines Every 60,000 Miles (100 000 km): Engine Accessory Follow this scheduled maintenance only if none of the Drive Belt Inspection. Fuel Tank, Cap and Lines conditions from the Short Trip/City Scheduled Inspection.
  • Page 369 yellowblue Scheduled Maintenance Long Trip/Highway Intervals -- Gasoline Engines Long Trip/Highway Intervals -- Gasoline Engines Every 7,500 Miles (12 500 km): Engine Oil and Filter Every 100,000 Miles (166 000 km): Spark Plug Wire Change (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). Inspection.
  • Page 370 yellowblue Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines The services shown in this schedule up to 100,000 miles # Lubricate the front suspension, kingpin bushings, (166 000 km) should be performed after 100,000 miles steering linkage, transmission shift linkage, transfer case (166 000 km) at the same intervals.
  • Page 371 yellowblue Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines ** Drive axle service (see “Recommended Fluids and More frequent lubrication may be required for Lubricants” in the Index for proper lubricant to use): heavy duty or off road use. 3500 HD Models with applications requiring Check fluid level and add fluid as needed.
  • Page 372 yellowblue Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines 3,000 Miles (5 000 km) DATE Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). ACTUAL SERVICED BY: MILEAGE An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
  • Page 373 yellowblue Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines 9,000 Miles (15 000 km) DATE Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). ACTUAL SERVICED BY: MILEAGE An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
  • Page 374 yellowblue Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines 15,000 Miles (25 000 km) DATE Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). ACTUAL SERVICED BY: MILEAGE An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
  • Page 375 yellowblue Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines 21,000 Miles (35 000 km) DATE Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). ACTUAL SERVICED BY: MILEAGE An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
  • Page 376 yellowblue Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines 27,000 Miles (45 000 km) DATE Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). ACTUAL SERVICED BY: MILEAGE An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
  • Page 377 yellowblue Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) 33,000 Miles (55 000 km) DATE Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). ACTUAL SERVICED BY: MILEAGE...
  • Page 378 yellowblue Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines 39,000 Miles (65 000 km) DATE Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). ACTUAL SERVICED BY: MILEAGE An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
  • Page 379 yellowblue Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking. (See footnote **.) For Two Wheel Drive vehicles only: Clean and repack the front wheel bearings (or at each brake relining, whichever occurs first).
  • Page 380 yellowblue Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines 50,000 Miles (83 000 km) DATE Change automatic transmission fluid and filter if the vehicle’s GVWR is over ACTUAL SERVICED BY: MILEAGE 8600 lbs. or if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions: –...
  • Page 381 yellowblue Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines 54,000 Miles (90 000 km) DATE Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). ACTUAL SERVICED BY: MILEAGE An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
  • Page 382 yellowblue Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines 60,000 Miles (100 000 km) DATE Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). ACTUAL SERVICED BY: MILEAGE An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
  • Page 383 yellowblue Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines Conduct evaporative control system inspection. Check all fuel and vapor lines and hoses for proper hook up, routing and condition. Check that the purge valve works properly (if equipped). Replace as needed. An Emission Control Service.
  • Page 384 yellowblue Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines 66,000 Miles (110 000 km) DATE Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). ACTUAL SERVICED BY: MILEAGE An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
  • Page 385 yellowblue Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking. (See footnote **.) Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information.
  • Page 386 yellowblue Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines 78,000 Miles (130 000 km) DATE Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). ACTUAL SERVICED BY: MILEAGE An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
  • Page 387 yellowblue Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking. (See footnote **.) Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information.
  • Page 388 yellowblue Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines 90,000 Miles (150 000 km) (Continued) For Two Wheel Drive vehicles only: Clean and repack the front wheel bearings (or at each brake relining, whichever occurs first). Replace fuel filter. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote Rotate tires.
  • Page 389 yellowblue Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines 96,000 Miles (160 000 km) DATE Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). ACTUAL SERVICED BY: MILEAGE An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
  • Page 390 yellowblue Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines 100,000 Miles (166 000 km) DATE Inspect spark plug wires. ACTUAL SERVICED BY: MILEAGE An Emission Control Service. Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. Change automatic transmission fluid and filter if the vehicle’s GVWR is over 8600 lbs.
  • Page 391 yellowblue Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines 150,000 Miles (240 000 km) DATE Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or every 60 months since last service, ACTUAL SERVICED BY: MILEAGE whichever occurs first). See “Engine Coolant” in the Index for what to use. Inspect hoses.
  • Page 392 yellowblue Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines The services shown in this schedule up to 100,000 miles center splines, front axle propshaft spline and brake (166 000 km) should be performed after 100,000 miles pedal springs. Ball joints and kingpin bushings should (166 000 km) at the same intervals.
  • Page 393 yellowblue Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines 7,500 Miles (12 500 km) DATE Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). ACTUAL SERVICED BY: MILEAGE An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
  • Page 394 yellowblue Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines 22,500 Miles (37 500 km) DATE Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). ACTUAL SERVICED BY: MILEAGE An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
  • Page 395 yellowblue Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines Replace fuel filter. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote Vehicles With GVWR Above 10,000 lbs. Only: Inspect shields and underhood insulation for damage or looseness. Adjust or replace as required. This is a Noise Emission Control Service.
  • Page 396 yellowblue Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines 45,000 Miles (75 000 km) DATE Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). ACTUAL SERVICED BY: MILEAGE An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
  • Page 397 yellowblue Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, change the fluid and filter at 100,000 miles (166 000 km). Manual transmission fluid doesn’t require change. 52,500 Miles (87 500 km) DATE Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).
  • Page 398 yellowblue Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines 60,000 Miles (100 000 km) (Continued) For Two Wheel Drive vehicles only: Clean and repack the front wheel bearings (or at each brake relining, whichever occurs first). Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information.
  • Page 399 yellowblue Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines 67,500 Miles (112 500 km) DATE Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). ACTUAL SERVICED BY: MILEAGE An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
  • Page 400 yellowblue Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines 82,500 Miles (137 500 km) DATE Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). ACTUAL SERVICED BY: MILEAGE An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed.
  • Page 401 yellowblue Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines Vehicles With GVWR Above 10,000 lbs. Only: Inspect shields and underhood insulation for damage or looseness. Adjust or replace as required. This is a Noise Emission Control Service. Applicable only to vehicles sold in the United States.
  • Page 402 yellowblue Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines 100,000 Miles (166 000 km) DATE Inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Control Service. ACTUAL SERVICED BY: MILEAGE Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. Change automatic transmission fluid and filter if the vehicle’s GVWR is over 8600 lbs.
  • Page 403 yellowblue Part B: Owner Checks and Services Engine Coolant Level Check Check the engine coolant level and add DEX COOL Listed in this part 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.
  • Page 404: At Least Twice A Year

    yellowblue At Least Twice a Year See “Air Cleaner” in the Index for more information. Inspect your air cleaner filter restriction indicator more Restraint System Check often if the vehicle is used in dusty areas or under off road conditions. Make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors and anchorages are Weatherstrip Lubrication...
  • Page 405 yellowblue Hydraulic Clutch System Check Starter Switch Check Check the fluid level in the clutch reservoir. See “Hydraulic Clutch Fluid” in the Index. A fluid loss in CAUTION: this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired at once. When you are doing this check, the vehicle could At Least Once a Year move suddenly.
  • Page 406 yellowblue Brake Transmission Shift Interlock (BTSI) Check Ignition Transmission Lock Check (Automatic Transmission) While parked, and with the parking brake set, try to turn the ignition key to LOCK in each shift lever position. With an automatic transmission, the key should turn CAUTION: to LOCK only when the shift lever is in PARK (P).
  • Page 407 yellowblue Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission Park on a fairly steep hill, with the vehicle facing PARK (P) Mechanism Check downhill. Keeping your foot on the regular brake, set the parking brake. To check the parking brake’s holding ability: CAUTION: With the engine running and transmission in NEUTRAL (N), slowly remove foot pressure from the regular brake pedal.
  • Page 408: Exhaust System Inspection

    yellowblue Part C: Periodic Maintenance Exhaust System Inspection Inspections Inspect the complete exhaust system. Inspect the body near the exhaust system. Look for broken, damaged, Listed in this part are inspections and services which missing or out position parts as well as open seams, should be performed at least twice a year (for instance, holes, loose connections or other conditions which could each spring and fall).
  • Page 409: Throttle System Inspection

    yellowblue Throttle System Inspection Brake System Inspection Inspect the throttle system for interference or binding, Inspect the complete system. Inspect brake lines and and for damaged or missing parts. Replace parts as hoses for proper hook up, binding, leaks, cracks, needed.
  • Page 410 yellowblue Part D: Recommended Fluids USAGE FLUID/LUBRICANT and Lubricants Windshield GM Optikleen Washer Solvent Washer Solvent (GM Part No. 1051515) NOTE: Fluids and lubricants identified below by name, or equivalent. part number or specification may be obtained from your dealer. Hydraulic Clutch Hydraulic Clutch Fluid (GM Part System...
  • Page 411 yellowblue USAGE FLUID/LUBRICANT USAGE FLUID/LUBRICANT Manual Synchromesh Transmission Fluid Front Wheel Wheel Bearing Lubricant meeting Transmission (GM Part No. 12345349 Bearings requirements of NLGI # 2, Speed without or equivalent). Category GC or GC LB (GM Part Low Gear, RPO No.
  • Page 412 yellowblue USAGE FLUID/LUBRICANT USAGE FLUID/LUBRICANT Front Axle Chassis Lubricant (GM Part Body Door Multi Purpose Lubricant, Propshaft Spline, No. 12377985 or equivalent) or Hinge Pins, Superlube (GM Part Rear Driveline lubricant meeting requirements of Tailgate Hinge No. 12346241 or equivalent). Center Splines NLGI # 2, Category LB or and Linkage,...
  • Page 413: Maintenance Record

    yellowblue 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.
  • Page 414 yellowblue Maintenance Record ODOMETER DATE SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED READING 7-52...
  • Page 415 Section 8 Customer Assistance Information Here you will find out how to contact GMC if you need assistance. This section also tells you how to obtain service publications and how to report any safety defects. Customer Satisfaction Procedure Warranty Information...
  • Page 416 Customer Satisfaction Procedure Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to your dealer and to GMC. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction or the operation of your vehicle will be resolved by your dealer’s sales or service departments. Sometimes, however, despite the best intentions of all concerned, misunderstandings can occur.
  • Page 417 STEP TWO -- If after contacting a member of When contacting GMC, please remember that your dealership management, it appears your concern cannot be concern will likely be resolved at a dealer’s facility. That resolved by the dealership without further help, contact...
  • Page 418: Customer Assistance Offices

    GMC encourages customers to call the toll-free number BBB Auto Line for assistance. If a U.S. customer wishes to write to GMC, Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc. the letter should be addressed to GMC’s Customer 4200 Wilson Boulevard Assistance Center.
  • Page 419: All Overseas Locations

    yellowblue Canada If toll free service is not available in the Caribbean, call Puerto Rico 1-787-763-1315. General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre, 163-005 GM Mobility Program for Persons 1908 Colonel Sam Drive with Disabilities Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 This program, available to 1-800-263-3777 (English) qualified applicants, can...
  • Page 420: Roadside Assistance

    Maps include points of interest and a list of GMC dealers along the route. Also included is a list of hotels along the route that are discounted through affiliation with “Quest...
  • Page 421: Canadian Roadside Assistance

    The Roadside Assistance services listed are available holidays. Should you have any questions about roadside to retail and retail lease customers operating 1999 GMC assistance, call the GMC Roadside Assistance Center or light duty trucks for a period of 3 years/36,000 miles contact your dealer.
  • Page 422: Courtesy Transportation

    Courtesy Transportation, a customer Warranty service can generally be completed while you support program for new vehicles. wait. However, if you are unable to wait GMC helps The Courtesy Transportation program is offered to retail minimize your inconvenience by providing several purchase/lease customers in conjunction with the transportation options.
  • Page 423: Warranty Information

    yellowblue Courtesy Rental Vehicle Courtesy Transportation is available only at participating dealerships and all program options, such When your vehicle is unavailable due to overnight as shuttle service, may not be available at every dealer. warranty repairs, your dealer may arrange to provide Please contact your dealer for specific information about you with a courtesy rental vehicle or reimburse you for a availability.
  • Page 424 yellowblue REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO TO THE UNITED STATES THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT GOVERNMENT If you live in Canada, and you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you should immediately notify If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could Transport Canada, in addition to notifying General cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should Motors of Canada Limited.
  • Page 425: Reporting Safety Defects To General Motors

    Please call us at 1 8782 past model General Motors vehicles. 8782), or write: The toll-free telephone number for ordering information Pontiac-GMC Customer Assistance Center in Canada is 1-800-668-5539. P.O. Box 436008 Pontiac, MI 48343 6008 In Canada, please call us at 1...
  • Page 426 1999 GMC SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION The following publications covering the operation and servicing of your vehicle can be purchased by filling out the Service Publication Order Form in this book and mailing it in with your check, money order, or credit card information to Helm, Incorporated (address below.)
  • Page 427 DAYTIME TELEPHONE NO. CUSTOMER SIGNATURE AREA CODE GM-GMC-ORD99 *(Prices are subject to change without notice and without incurring Note to Canadian Customers: All listed prices are quoted in U.S. funds. Canadian residents obligation. Allow ample time for delivery.) are to make checks payable in U.S.
  • Page 428 yellowblue NOTES 8-14...
  • Page 429 yellowblue Section 9 Index ccessory Power Outlet ......Appearance Care ....... Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle .
  • Page 430 yellowblue Brake Certification/Tire Label .............
  • Page 431 yellowblue Wheels ........Defects, Reporting Safety .
  • Page 432 yellowblue asy Entry Seat ....... . abric Cleaning ....... .
  • Page 433 yellowblue ages Hill and Mountain Roads ..........
  • Page 434 yellowblue ack, Tire ........Check Gages .
  • Page 435 yellowblue Maintenance, Underbody ......dometer ........
  • Page 436 yellowblue Power Rear Seat ........7, 1 .
  • Page 437 yellowblue afety Belt Extender ......Seats ........Easy Entry .
  • Page 438 yellowblue Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster ..... achometer ........
  • Page 439 yellowblue Traction ........Transfer Case, Electronic .
  • Page 440 yellowblue arning Devices ....... Power ........

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