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yellow blue i The 1999 Chevr olet Cavalier Owner ’ s Manual 1 - 1 Seats and Restraint Systems This section tells you how to use your seats and safety belts properly . It also explains the “SRS” system. 2 - 1 Features and Contr ols This section explains how to start and operate your vehicle.
yellow blue ii GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, CHEVROLET , the CHEVROLET Emblem and the name CA V ALIER are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the time it was printed. W e reserve the right to make changes in the product after that time without further notice.
yellow blue iii The Heritage of Chevr olet The dynamic W illiam C. “Billy” Durant shifted gears fr om making carriages to making cars, forming half the team that gave birth to Chevr olet. Louis Chevrolet, the other half of the team, at the wheel of his experimental “Classic Six,” which enter ed production in 1912.
yellow blue iv In 1932 Chevr olet intr oduced the Synchro - Mesh transmission and offer ed a host of accessories -- including such niceties as a clock! The legacy of America’ s favorite sportscar began in 1953, when 319 hand - assembled white Corvettes launched the first use of a fiber glass body in a pr oduction car .
yellow blue v The 1957 Chevy started a r omance with the American public -- and was power ed by an available fuel - injected V8. Y our new Chevr olet continues a tradition of quality and value. 60’ s automotive excitement included Chevr olet landmarks like the Corvette Sting Ray , the sporty Camar o, and powerplants like the legendary 327 V8.
yellow blue vi How to Use this Manual Many people read their owner ’ s manual from beginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle. If you do this, it will help you learn about the features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you’ll find that pictures and words work together to explain things quickly .
yellow blue vii V ehicle Damage W arnings Also, in this book you will find these notices: NOTICE: These mean there is something that could damage your vehicle. In the notice area, we tell you about something that can damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered by your warranty , and it could be costly .
yellow blue viii For example, these symbols are used on an original battery: CAUTION POSSIBLE INJUR Y PROTECT EYES BY SHIELDING CAUSTIC BA TTERY ACID COULD CAUSE BURNS A VOID SP ARKS OR FLAMES SP ARK .
1- yellow blue 1-1 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 . Y ou can also learn about some things you should not do with air bags and safety belts.
yellow blue 1-2 Seats and Seat Controls This section tells you about the seats -- how to adjust them -- and also about reclining seatbacks and head restraints. Manual Front Seats CAUTION: Y ou can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver’s seat while the vehicle is moving.
yellow blue 1-3 If your vehicle is not equipped with easy entry seats, your passenger seat adjuster looks like this. Slide the lever under the passenger ’ s seat to the right to unlock it. Slide the seat to where you want it. Then release the lever and try to move the seat with your body , to make sure the seat is locked into place.
yellow blue 1-4 Reclining Front Seatbacks T o adjust the seatback, lift the lever on the outer side of the seat and move the seatback to where you want it. Release the lever to lock the seatback. Pull up on the lever and the seat will go to an upright position.
yellow blue 1-5 CAUTION: Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Even if you buckle up, your safety belts can’t do their job when you’re r eclined like this. The shoulder belt can’t do its job because it won’t be against your body .
yellow blue 1-6 When you return the seatback to its original position, make sure the seatback is locked. The latch must be down for the seat to work properly . CAUTION: If the seatback isn’t locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop or crash. That could cause injury to the person sitting there.
yellow blue 1-7 Rear Seats Folding the Rear Seat T o open the fold - down rear seat, pull forward on the seat tab. T o close the seat, push the seatback up to its original position. Check to ensure the seatback is in its original position and securely latched by pulling forward on the top of the seatback.
yellow blue 1-8 Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly . It also tells you some things you should not do with safety belts. And it explains the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), or air bag system.
yellow blue 1-9 In most states and Canadian provinces, the law says to wear safety belts. Here’ s why: They work. Y ou never know if you’ll be in a crash. If you do have a crash, you don’t know if it will be a bad one. A few crashes are mild, and some crashes can be so serious that even buckled up a person wouldn’t survive.
yellow blue 1-10 Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn’t stop..
yellow blue 1-1 1 The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... or the instrument panel ....
yellow blue 1-12 or the safety belts! W ith safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. Y ou get more time to stop. Y ou stop over more distance, and your strongest bones take the forces. That’ s why safety belts make such good sense. Here Ar e Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers Q: W on’t I be trapped in the vehicle after an accident if I’m wearing a safety belt? A: Y ou could be -- whether you’re wearing a safety belt or not.
yellow blue 1-13 Q: If I’m a good driver , and I never drive far from home, why should I wear safety belts? A: Y ou may be an excellent driver , but if you’re in an accident -- even one that isn’t your fault -- you and your passengers can be hurt.
yellow blue 1-14 Driver Position This part describes the driver ’ s restraint system. Lap-Shoulder Belt The driver has a lap - shoulder belt. Here’ s how to wear it properly . 1. Close and lock the door . 2. Adjust the seat (to see how , see “Seats” in the Index) so you can sit up straight.
yellow blue 1-15 If the belt stops before it reaches the buckle, tilt the latch plate and keep pulling until you can buckle the belt. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt isn’t long enough, see “Safety Belt Extender” at the end of this section.
yellow blue 1-16 The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic bones. And you’d be less likely to slide under the lap belt. If you slid under it, the belt would apply force at your abdomen.
yellow blue 1-17 Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster (4 - Door Models) Before you begin to drive, move the shoulder belt adjuster to the height that is right for you. T o move it down, squeeze the release button and move the height adjuster to the desired position.
yellow blue 1-18 Q: What’ s wrong with this? A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won’t give nearly as much protection this way . CAUTION: Y ou can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury .
yellow blue 1-19 Q: What’ s wrong with this? A: The belt is buckled in the wrong place. CAUTION: Y ou 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 ther e, not at the pelvic bones.
yellow blue 1-20 Q: What’ s wrong with this? A: The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. It should be worn over the shoulder at all times. CAUTION: Y ou 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 .
yellow blue 1-21 Q: What’ s wrong with this? A: The belt is twisted across the body . CAUTION: Y ou can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you wouldn’t have the full width of the belt to spread impact for ces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly , or ask your dealer to fix it.
yellow blue 1-22 T o unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. The belt should go back out of the way . Before you close the door , be sure the belt is out of the way . If you slam the door on it, you can damage both the belt and your vehicle.
yellow blue 1-23 The best way to protect the fetus is to protect the mother . When a safety belt is worn properly , it’ s more likely that the fetus won’t be hurt in a crash. For pregnant women, as for anyone, the key to making safety belts effective is wearing them properly .
yellow blue 1-24 CAUTION: Air bags inflate with great for ce, faster than the blink of an eye. If you’re too close to an inflating air bag, as you would be if you were leaning forward, it could seriously injure you. This is true even with Next Generation frontal air bags.
yellow blue 1-25 How the Air Bag System W orks Where ar e the air bags? The driver ’ s air bag is in the middle of the steering wheel. The right front passenger ’ s air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger ’ s side.
yellow blue 1-26 CAUTION: If something is between an occupant and an air bag, the bag might not inflate properly or it might force the object into that person. The path of an inflating air bag must be kept clear . Don’t put anything between an occupant and an air bag, and don’t attach or put anything on the steering wheel hub or on or near any other air bag covering.
yellow blue 1-27 What makes an air bag inflate? In an impact of sufficient severity , the air bag sensing system detects that the vehicle is in a crash. The sensing system triggers a release of gas from the inflator , which inflates the air bag. The inflator , air bag and related hardware are all part of the air bag modules inside the steering wheel and in the instrument panel in front of the right front passenger .
yellow blue 1-28 CAUTION: When an air bag inflates, there is dust in the air . This dust could cause breathing pr oblems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing tr ouble. T o avoid this, everyone in the vehicle should get out as soon as it is safe to do so.
yellow blue 1-29 If your vehicle ever gets into a lot of water -- such as water up to the carpeting or higher -- or if water enters your vehicle and soaks the carpet, the air bag controller can be soaked and ruined. If this ever happens, and then you start your vehicle, the damage could make the air bags inflate, even if there’ s no crash.
yellow blue 1-30 Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions Lap - Shoulder Belt The positions next to the windows have lap - shoulder belts. Here’ s how to wear one properly . 1. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Don’t let it get twisted.
yellow blue 1-31 If the belt stops before it reaches the buckle, tilt the latch plate and keep pulling until you can buckle it. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt is not long enough, see “Safety Belt Extender” at the end of this section.
yellow blue 1-32 The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic bones. And you’d be less likely to slide under the lap belt. If you slid under it, the belt would apply force at your abdomen.
yellow blue 1-33 T o unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults Rear shoulder belt comfort guides will provide added safety belt comfort for children who have outgrown child restraints and for small adults.
yellow blue 1-34 1. Pull the elastic cord out from between the edge of the seatback and the interior body to remove the guide from its storage clip. 2. Slide the guide under and past the belt. The elastic cord must be under the belt. Then, place the guide over the belt, and insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide.
yellow blue 1-35 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on top. 4. Buckle, position and release the safety belt as described in “Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions” earlier in this section.
yellow blue 1-36 Center Passenger Position Lap Belt When you sit in the center seating position, you have a lap safety belt, which has no retractor . T o make the belt longer , tilt the latch plate and pull it along the belt.
yellow blue 1-37 T o make the belt shorter, pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug. Buckle, position and release it the same way as the lap part of a lap - shoulder belt. If the belt isn’t long enough, see “Safety Belt Extender” at the end of this section.
yellow blue 1-38 CAUTION: Smaller children and babies should always be restrained in a child or infant r estraint. The instructions for the restraint will say whether it is the right type and size for your child. A very young child’ s hip bones are so small that a regular belt might not stay low on the hips, as it should.
yellow blue 1-39 CAUTION: Never hold a baby in your arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby doesn’t weigh much -- until a crash. During a crash a baby will become so heavy you can’t hold it. For example, in a crash CAUTION: (Continued) CAUTION: (Continued) at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12 - lb.
yellow blue 1-40 Child Restraints Every time infants and young children ride in vehicles, they should have protection provided by appropriate restraints. Q: What are the differ ent types of add - on child restraints? A: Add - on child restraints are available in four basic types.
yellow blue 1-41 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.
yellow blue 1-42 A fo rw ar d - 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.
yellow blue 1-43 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.
yellow blue 1-44 When choosing a child restraint, be sure the child restraint is designed to be used in a vehicle. If it is, it will have a label saying that it meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. Then follow the instructions for the restraint.
yellow blue 1-45 T op Strap Canadian law requires that forward - facing child restraints have a top strap, and that the strap be anchored. If your child restraint has a top strap, it should be anchored. If you have a convertible, don’t use a restraint like that in your vehicle because the top strap anchor cannot be installed properly .
yellow blue 1-46 Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position Y ou’ll be using the lap - shoulder belt. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint.
yellow blue 1-47 4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 5. T o tighten the belt, pull up on the shoulder belt while you push down on the child restraint.
yellow blue 1-48 T o 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 . Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position Y ou’ll be using the lap belt.
yellow blue 1-49 4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 5. T o 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.
yellow blue 1-50 Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position Y our vehicle has a right front passenger air bag. Never put a rear - facing child restraint in this seat. Here’ s why: CAUTION: A child in a rear - facing child restraint can be seriously injur ed or killed if the right front passenger’ s air bag inflates, even though your vehicle has Next Generation frontal air bags.
yellow blue 1-51 4. T ilt the latch plate to adjust the belt if needed. If the shoulder belt goes in front of the child’ s face or neck, put it behind the child restraint. 5. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to.
yellow blue 1-52 6. T o tighten the belt, pull up on the shoulder belt while you push down on the child restraint. Y ou may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 7. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure.
yellow blue 1-53 Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear seat. But they need to use the safety belts properly . Children who aren’t buckled up can be thrown out in a crash. Children who aren’t buckled up can strike other people who are.
yellow blue 1-54 CAUTION: Never do this. Here a child is sitting in a seat that has a lap - shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the belt in this way , in a crash the child might slide under the belt. The belt’ s force would then be applied right on the child’ s abdomen.
yellow blue 1-55 Safety Belt Extender If the vehicle’ s safety belt will fasten around you, you should use it. But if a safety belt isn’t long enough to fasten, your dealer will order you an extender . It’ s free. When you go in to order it, take the heaviest coat you will wear , so the extender will be long enough for you.
yellow blue 1-56 ✍ NOTES.
2- yellow blue 2-1 Section 2 Featur es 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.
yellow blue 2-2 Keys CAUTION: Leaving childr en in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many r easons. 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.
yellow blue 2-3 One key is used for the ignition, the doors and all other locks. When a new vehicle is delivered, the dealer removes the key tag from the key , and gives it to the first owner . Each tag has a code on it that tells your dealer or a qualified locksmith how to make extra keys.
yellow blue 2-4 Door Locks CAUTION: Unlocked doors can be dangerous. Passengers -- especially childr en -- can easily open the doors and fall out. When a door is locked, the inside handle won’t open it. Outsiders can easily enter through an unlocked door when you slow down or stop your vehicle.
yellow blue 2-5 Power Door Locks (If Equipped) Y ou can lock or unlock all doors of your vehicle from the driver ’ s or front passenger ’ s door lock switch. Push the lower portion of the switch to lock your doors. Push the upper portion of the switch to unlock your doors.
yellow blue 2-6 T o Open a Rear Door With the Security Lock 1. Unlock the door from the inside. 2. Then open the door from the outside. If you don’t cancel the security lock feature, adults or older children who ride in the rear won’t be able to open the rear door from the inside.
yellow blue 2-7 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
yellow blue 2-8 Operation The following functions are available with the remote keyless entry system: LOCK: All doors will automatically lock when the LOCK button on the transmitter is pressed. The interior lamps stay on for a few seconds after all of the doors are closed.
yellow blue 2-9 Battery Replacement Under normal use, the battery in your remote keyless entry transmitter should last about two years. Y ou 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 .
yellow blue 2-10 3. Read the instructions inside the case. 4. Put the two halves back together . Make sure the cover is on tightly , so water won’t get in. 5. Check the operation of the transmitter with your vehicle. If the transmitter does not work, try resynchronizing the transmitter with the receiver .
yellow blue 2-1 1 Remote T runk Release (If Equipped) Pull upward on the remote release handle, located on the floor near the left side of the driver ’ s seat, to release the trunk lid. Theft V ehicle theft is big business, especially in some cities.
yellow blue 2-12 Parking Lots If you park in a lot where someone will be watching your vehicle, it’ s best to lock it up and take your keys. But what if you have to leave your key? If possible, park in a busy , well lit area. Put your valuables in a storage area, like your trunk or glove box.
yellow blue 2-13 New V ehicle “Break - In” NOTICE: Y our vehicle doesn’t need an elaborate “break - in.” But it will perform better in the long run if you follow these guidelines: Don’t drive at any one speed -- fast or slow -- for the first 500 miles (805 km).
yellow blue 2-14 W ith the ignition key in the ignition switch, you can turn the switch to five positions. ACCESSOR Y (A): In this position, you can operate your electrical power accessories. Press in the ignition switch as you turn it toward you. LOCK (B): This is the only position in which you can remove the key .
yellow blue 2-15 CAUTION: On manual transaxle vehicles, turning the key to LOCK will lock the steering column and result in a loss of ability to steer the vehicle. This could cause a collision. If you need to turn the engine off while the vehicle is moving, turn the key only to OFF .
yellow blue 2-16 Starting Y our Engine Automatic T ransaxle Move your shift lever to P ARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). Y our engine won’t start in any other position -- that’ s a safety feature. T o restart when you’re already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only .
yellow blue 2-17 NOTICE: Y our engine is designed to work with the electronics in your vehicle. If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. Before adding electrical equipment, check with your dealer . If you don’t, your engine might not perform properly .
yellow blue 2-18 3. If your engine still won’t start (or starts but then stops), it could be flooded with too much gasoline. T ry pushing your accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and holding it there as you hold the key in ST AR T for a maximum of 15 seconds.
yellow blue 2-19 2.4L L4 Engine In very cold weather , 0 F ( - 18 C) or colder , the engine coolant heater can help. Y ou’ll get easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm - up. Usually , the coolant heater should be plugged in a minimum of four hours prior to starting your vehicle.
yellow blue 2-20 4. Before starting the engine, be sure to unplug and store the cord as it was before to keep it away from moving engine parts. If you don’t, it could be damaged. How long should you keep the coolant heater plugged in? The answer depends on the outside temperature, the kind of oil you have, and some other things.
yellow blue 2-21 Four - Speed Automatic T ransaxle P ARK (P): This position locks your front wheels. It’ s the best position to use when you start your engine because your vehicle can’t move easily . CAUTION: It is dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in P ARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set.
yellow blue 2-22 Ensure the shift lever is fully in P ARK (P) before starting the engine. Y our vehicle has a Brake - T ransaxle Shift Interlock (BTSI). Y ou have to fully apply your regular brakes befor e you can shift from P ARK (P) when the ignition key is in RUN.
yellow blue 2-23 Forward Gears (3-Speed) DRIVE (D): This position is for normal driving. SECOND (2): This position gives you more power but lower fuel economy . Y ou can use SECOND (2) on hills. It can help control your speed as you go down steep mountain roads, but then you would also want to use your brakes off and on.
yellow blue 2-24 Forward Gears (4-Speed) AUT OMA TIC OVERDRIVE (D): This position is for normal driving with the four - speed automatic transaxle. If you need more power for passing, and you’re: Going less than about 35 mph (55 km/h), push your accelerator pedal about halfway down.
yellow blue 2-25 NOTICE: If your front wheels can’t r otate, don’t try to drive. This might happen if you were stuck in very deep sand or mud or were up against a solid object. Y ou could damage your transaxle. Also, if you stop when going uphill, don’t hold your vehicle there with only the accelerator pedal.
yellow blue 2-26 This is your shift pattern. Here’ s how to operate your transaxle: FIRST (1): Press the clutch pedal and shift into FIRST (1). Then, slowly let up on the clutch pedal as you press the accelerator pedal. Y ou can shift into FIRST (1) when you’re going less than 20 mph (32 km/h).
yellow blue 2-27 REVERSE (R): T o back up, press down the clutch pedal and shift into REVERSE (R). Let up on the clutch pedal slowly while pressing the accelerator pedal. NOTICE: Shift to REVERSE (R) only after your vehicle is stopped. Shifting to REVERSE (R) while your vehicle is moving could damage your transaxle.
yellow blue 2-28 Parking Brake The parking brake lever is located between the bucket seats. T o set the parking brake, hold the brake pedal down and pull up on the parking brake lever . If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will come on.
yellow blue 2-29 Shifting Into P ARK (P) (Automatic T ransaxle Only) CAUTION: It can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in P ARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Y our vehicle can roll. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly .
yellow blue 2-30 Leaving Y our V ehicle With the Engine Running (Automatic T ransaxle Only) CAUTION: It can be dangerous to leave your vehicle with the engine running. Y our vehicle could move suddenly if the shift lever is not fully in P ARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set.
yellow blue 2-31 Shifting Out of P ARK (P) (Automatic T ransaxle Only) CAUTION: Before shifting out of P ARK (P) you must fully apply your regular brakes. Y our vehicle can roll. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly . Y ou or others could be injured.
yellow blue 2-32 Parking Over Things That Burn CAUTION: Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust parts under your vehicle and ignite. Don’t park over papers, leaves, dry grass or other things that can burn. Engine Exhaust CAUTION: Engine exhaust can kill.
yellow blue 2-33 Running Y our Engine While Y ou’re Parked (Automatic T ransaxle) It’ s better not to park with the engine running. But if you ever have to, here are some things to know . CAUTION: Idling the engine with the climate control system off could allow dangerous exhaust into your vehicle (see the earlier Caution under “Engine Exhaust”).
yellow blue 2-34 Windows Manual Windows On a vehicle with manual windows, use the window crank to open and close each window . Power W indows (If Equipped) W ith power windows, switches on the center console control each of the windows when the ignition is on.
yellow blue 2-35 Tilt Wheel (If Equipped) A tilt steering wheel allows you to adjust the steering wheel before you drive. Y ou can also raise it to the highest level to give your legs more room when you exit and enter the vehicle. T o tilt the wheel, hold the steering wheel and pull the lever .
yellow blue 2-36 T urn Signal and Lane Change Indicator The turn signal has two upward (for right) and two downward (for left) positions. These positions allow you to signal a turn or a lane change. T o signal a turn, move the lever all the way up or down.
yellow blue 2-37 Windshield W ipers Y ou control the windshield wipers by moving the stalk with the windshield wiper symbol on it up or down. For a single wiper cycle, push the stalk down to MIST , then release it. The wipers will stop after one cycle.
yellow blue 2-38 Windshield W asher T o wash your windshield, pull the stalk with the wiper symbol on it toward you one time. When you release the stalk, the washers will stop. The wipers continue wiping for approximately three cycles and will either stop or will resume the speed you were using before.
yellow blue 2-39 CAUTION: Cruise contr ol can be danger ous where you can’t drive safely at a steady speed. So, don’t use your cruise control on winding roads or in heavy traffic. Cruise contr ol can be danger ous on slippery roads. On such r oads, fast changes in tire traction can cause needless wheel spinning, and you could lose control.
yellow blue 2-40 Resuming a Set Speed Suppose you set your cruise control at a desired speed and then you apply the brake or clutch pedal. This, of course, shuts off the cruise control. But you don’ t need to reset it. Once you’re going about 25 mph (40 km/h) or more, you can briefly move the cruise control switch from ON to R/A.
yellow blue 2-41 Using Cruise Control on Hills How well your cruise control will work on hills depends upon your speed, load and the steepness of the hills. When going up a steep hill, you may have to step on the accelerator pedal to maintain your speed.
yellow blue 2-42 Parking Lamps This position will turn on the following: Parking Lamps Sidemarker Lamps T aillamps Instrument Panel Lights Headlamps This position will turn on the following: Headlamps Parking Lamps Sidemarker Lamps T aillamps Instrument Panel Lights T urn the band rearward to turn the lamps off.
yellow blue 2-43 A flashing DRL telltale indicates a possible burned out headlamp, or that the vehicle may need service to repair a stuck DRL relay . When the DRL are on, only your high - beam headlamps will be on at reduced brightness. The taillamps, sidemarker and other lamps won’t be on.
yellow blue 2-44 Fog lamps will go off whenever the high - beam headlamps come on. When the high beams go off, the fog lamps will come on again. Interior Lamps Instrument Panel Intensity Control Y ou can brighten or dim the instrument panel lights by turning the dial up or down.
yellow blue 2-45 Front Reading Lamps (If Equipped) These lamps are located on the rearview mirror . Turn each one on and off by pressing its switch. Map Lamps (If Equipped) These lamps are located forward of the dome lamp. T o turn the lamps on, press the switch.
yellow blue 2-46 Mirrors Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror T o reduce glare from lamps behind you, move the lever toward you to the night position. Manual Remote Control Mirr or The outside rearview mirror should be adjusted so you can just see the side of your vehicle when you are sitting in a comfortable driving position.
yellow blue 2-47 CAUTION: A convex mirror can make things (like other vehicles) look farther away than they really ar e. If you cut too sharply into the right lane, you could hit a vehicle on your right. Check your inside mirror or glance over your shoulder befor e changing lanes.
yellow blue 2-48 NOTICE: Don’t hold a cigarette lighter in with your hand while it is heating. If you do, it won’t be able to back away from the heating element when it’ s ready . That can make it overheat, damaging the lighter and the heating element.
yellow blue 2-49 Sunr oof (If Equipped) Press and release the rear of the switch and the glass panel will open to the vent position. Open the sunshade by hand when using the vent position. Press and release the rear of the switch again to open the glass panel and the sunshade.
yellow blue 2-50 Lowering Y our Convertible T op 1. Set the parking brake and shift your automatic transaxle to P ARK (P) or your manual transaxle to NEUTRAL (N). 2. T urn the ignition to RUN. 3. Lower the side door windows completely to avoid wear to the weatherstrips.
yellow blue 2-51 6. Rotate the latch handle up to the locked position. Installing the Boot 1. From inside the vehicle, pull the tab on the rear seat to fold down the seat. See “Fold - Down Rear Seat” in the Index. 2. Open the trunk and remove both boot side covers.
yellow blue 2-52 3. Install the boot side cover by inserting the tab (A) on the underside of the cover into the slot (B) at the top of the quarter trim panel. Place the rear flap of the boot side cover in the trunk lid opening, aligning the eyelet (C) over the boot snap ball stud (D).
yellow blue 2-53 5. Pull the boot center cover from behind the rear seatback and place it over the inner sides of the boot side covers and the lowered top. 6. Go to the rear of the vehicle. Place the boot center cover along the trunk lid opening. Align one snap on the corner of the boot to the ball stud and push forward.
yellow blue 2-54 Removing the Boot 1. Set the parking brake and shift your automatic transaxle to P ARK (P) or your manual transaxle to NEUTRAL (N). 2. Open the trunk and leave it open. 3. From inside the vehicle, fold down the rear seatback. See “Fold - Down Rear Seat” in the Index.
yellow blue 2-55 5. Unsnap both boot side cover snaps (E and F) from the side of the quarter trim panel. 6. Lift the side cover eyelet (C) at the rear of the side boot cover from the snap ball stud (D). Raise the back of the boot side cover to unhook the tab (A) from the slot (B) in the quarter trim panel.
yellow blue 2-56 7. Store both boot side covers in the trunk. 8. Close the trunk. 9. Raise the rear seatback to the up position. Push the seat back to make sure it is latched. Ensure that the rear seatbelts do not become trapped behind the rear seats.
yellow blue 2-57 6. T urn the latch handle up to lock the top. Be sure the top is securely latched on both sides. Lowering the T op Manually NOTICE: Do not attempt to lower the top manually as damage to the vehicle will occur . If the top fails to raise or lower completely , see “Raising the T op Manually” following.
yellow blue 2-58 1. Set the parking brake and shift your automatic transaxle to P ARK (P) or your manual transaxle to NEUTRAL (N). T urn the engine off. 2. Push the button in the latch handle and rotate the handle down. 3. Open the trunk. Convertible Bypass Switch 4.
yellow blue 2-59 8. Raise the top until it is all the way up. Line up the top so the pins are even with the holes. 9. Pull down on the top and rotate the latch handle up to lock the convertible top. Be sure the top is latched securely on both sides. 10.
yellow blue 2-60 The Instrument Panel -- Y our Information System.
yellow blue 2-61 The main components of your instrument panel are: A. Instrument Panel Intensity Control B. T urn Signal/Multifunction Lever C. Hazard W arning Flashers Switch D. Ignition Switch E. W indshield Wiper/W asher Controls F . Cigarette Lighter/Accessory Power Outlet G.
yellow blue 2-62 Instrument Panel Clusters Y our instrument panel cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. Y ou’ll know how fast you’re going, about how much fuel is left in the tank, and many other things you’ll need to drive safely and economically .
yellow blue 2-63 Optional Cluster.
yellow blue 2-64 Speedometer and Odometer Y our speedometer lets you see your speed in both miles per hour (mph) and kilometers per hour (km/h). Y our odometer shows how far your vehicle has been driven, in either miles (used in the United States) or kilometers (used in Canada).
yellow blue 2-65 W arning Lights, Gages and Indicators This part describes the warning lights and gages that may be on your vehicle. The pictures will help you locate them. W arning lights and gages can signal that something is wrong before it becomes serious enough to cause an expensive repair or replacement.
yellow blue 2-66 Air Bag Readiness Light There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows AIR BAG. The system checks the air bag’ s electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the air bag sensor , the air bag modules, the wiring and the crash sensing and diagnostic module.
yellow blue 2-67 Brake System W arning Light Y our vehicle’ s hydraulic brake system is divided into two parts. If one part isn’t working, the other part can still work and stop you. For good braking, though, you need both parts working well. If the warning light comes on, there is a brake problem.
yellow blue 2-68 Anti-Lock Brake System W arning Light W ith the anti - lock brake system, this light will come on when you start your engine and it will stay on for three seconds. That’ s normal. If the light stays on, turn the ignition to OFF . Or , if the light comes on when you’re driving, stop as soon as possible and turn the ignition off.
yellow blue 2-69 The Enhanced T raction System warning light may come on for the following reasons: If you turn the system off by moving the shift lever to FIRST (1) or SECOND (2), the warning light will come on and stay on. T o turn the system back on, move the shift lever back to a position other than FIRST (1) or SECOND (2).
yellow blue 2-70 Engine Coolant T emperature Gage Standard Cluster Optional Cluster Y our vehicle is equipped with one of these gages. W ith the ignition in RUN, this gage shows the engine coolant temperature. If the gage pointer moves into the red area, your engine is too hot! It means that your engine coolant has overheated.
yellow blue 2-71 This system is called OBD II (On - Board Diagnostics - Second Generation) and is intended to assure that emissions are at acceptable levels for the life of the vehicle, helping to produce a cleaner environment. The CHECK ENGINE light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required.
yellow blue 2-72 This light should come on, as a check to show you it is working, when the ignition is on and the engine is not running. If the light doesn’t come on, have it repaired. This light will also come on during a malfunction in one of two ways: Light Flashing -- A misfire condition has been detected.
yellow blue 2-73 If so, your electrical system may be wet. The condition will usually be corrected when the electrical system dries out. A few driving trips should turn the light off. Have you recently changed brands of fuel? If so, be sure to fuel your vehicle with quality fuel (see “Fuel” in the Index).
yellow blue 2-74 CAUTION: Don’t keep driving if the oil pressur e is low . If you do, your engine can become so hot that it catches fire. Y ou or others could be burned. Check your oil as soon as possible and have your vehicle serviced. NOTICE: Damage to your engine from neglected oil problems can be costly and is not cover ed by your warranty .
yellow blue 2-75 Check Gages Light This light will come on briefly when you are starting the engine. If the light comes on and stays on while you are driving, check your various gages to see if they are in the warning zones or if you are low on fuel. Fuel Gage When the ignition is on, your fuel gage tells you about how much fuel you have left.
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3- yellow blue 3-1 Section 3 Comfort Contr ols 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.
yellow blue 3-2 Comfort Controls This section tells you how to make your air system work for you. The optional climate control system with air conditioning uses ozone - friendly R - 134a refrigerant. W ith these systems, you can control the ventilation and heating in your vehicle.
yellow blue 3-3 FLOOR: This setting sends most of the air through the ducts near the floor . The rest comes out of the defroster and side window vents. DEFOG: This setting allows half of the air to go to the floor ducts and half to the defroster and side window vents.
yellow blue 3-4 VENT : This setting brings in outside air and directs it through the instrument panel outlets. BI - LEVEL: This setting brings in outside air and directs it two ways. Some air is directed through the instrument panel outlets. Most of the air is directed through the floor ducts and a little to the defrost and side window vents.
yellow blue 3-5 Heating On cold days, use FLOOR with the temperature knob all the way in the red area. The system will bring in outside air , heat it and send it to the floor ducts. Y our vehicle has heat ducts that are directed toward the rear seat. Keep the area under the front seats clear of obstructions so the heated air can reach the rear seat passengers.
yellow blue 3-6 NOTICE: Don’t use a razor blade or anything else sharp on the inside of the rear window . If you do, you could cut or damage the warming grid, and the repairs wouldn’t be cover ed by your warranty . V entilation System For mild outside temperatures when little heating or cooling is needed, use VENT to direct outside air through your vehicle.
yellow blue 3-7 Audio Systems Y our Delco Electronics audio system has been designed to operate easily and give years of listening pleasure. Y ou will get the most enjoyment out of it if you acquaint yourself with it first. Find out what your Delco Electronics system can do and how to operate all its controls, to be sure you’re getting the most out of the advanced engineering that went into it.
yellow blue 3-8 Finding a Station AM - FM: Press the lower knob to switch between AM and FM. The display shows your selection. TUNE: T urn the lower knob to choose radio stations. SEEK: Press the right or left arrow to go to the next higher or lower station and stay there.
yellow blue 3-9 AM-FM Stereo with Cassette T ape Player (If Equipped) Playing the Radio V OLUME: This knob turns the system on and off and controls the volume. T o increase volume and turn the radio on, turn the knob clockwise. T urn it counterclockwise to decrease volume and turn the radio off.
yellow blue 3-10 In addition to the four stations already set, up to three more stations may be preset on each band by pressing two adjoining buttons at the same time. Just: 1. T une in the desired station. 2. Press SET . (SET will appear on the display .
yellow blue 3-1 1 FWD: Press the SEEK arrow pointing to the right and the tape will rapidly advance until you press this button again lightly . RECALL: Press this knob to hear the other side of a tape that is playing. EJECT : Press this button to remove the tape.
yellow blue 3-12 RECALL: Press this button to recall the station being played. If you press the button when the ignition is off, the clock will show for a few seconds. SCV : Y our system has a feature called Speed - Compensated V olume (SCV). W ith SCV , your audio system adjusts automatically to make up for road and wind noise as you drive.
yellow blue 3-13 P .SCAN: Press this button to listen to each of your favorite stations stored on your pushbuttons for a few seconds. The radio will scan through each of the stations stored on your pushbuttons, except those stations with weak reception.
yellow blue 3-14 Playing a Cassette T ape Y our tape player is built to work best with tapes that are up to 30 to 45 minutes long on each side. T apes longer than that are so thin they may not work well in this player . If a tape is inserted when the ignition is on but the radio is off, the tape will begin playing.
yellow blue 3-15 REV (4): Press this button to reverse the tape rapidly . Press it again to return to playing speed. The radio will play the last selected station while the tape reverses. (5): Press this button to reduce background noise. Note that the double - D symbol will appear on the display .
yellow blue 3-16 AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Automatic T one Control (If Equipped) Playing the Radio PWR - V OL: Press this knob to turn the system on and off. T o increase volume, turn the knob clockwise. T urn it counterclockwise to decrease volume.
yellow blue 3-17 SCAN: Press one of the SEEK arrows for two seconds, and SCAN will appear on the display . Use SCAN to listen to stations for a few seconds. The radio will go to a station, stop for a few seconds, then go on to the next station. Press SEEK again to stop scanning.
yellow blue 3-18 Push these knobs back into their stored positions when you’re not using them. AUT O T ONE: This feature allows you to choose preset bass and treble equalization settings designed for country/western, classical, news, rock, pop and jazz stations.
yellow blue 3-19 RDM (2): Press this button to hear the tracks in random, rather than sequential, order . RANDOM will show on the display . Press RDM again to turn off random play . RDM is reset to off when the disc is ejected. NEXT (3): Press this button or the right SEEK arrow to go to the next track.
yellow blue 3-20 When THEFTLOCK is activated, the radio will display LOC to indicate a locked condition anytime battery power has been interrupted. If your battery loses power for any reason, you must unlock the radio with the secret code before it will operate.
yellow blue 3-21 4. Press HR to make the first one or two digits agree with your code. 5. Press AM - FM after you have confirmed that the code matches the secret code you have written down. The display will show SEC, indicating the radio is now operable and secure.
yellow blue 3-22 FM Stereo FM stereo will give you the best sound, but FM signals will reach only about 10 to 40 miles (16 to 65 km). T all buildings or hills can interfere with FM signals, causing the sound to come and go. Tips About Y our Audio System Hearing damage from loud noise is almost undetectable until it is too late.
yellow blue 3-23 Care of Y our Cassette T ape Player A tape player that is not cleaned regularly can cause reduced sound quality , ruined cassettes or a damaged mechanism. Cassette tapes should be stored in their cases away from contaminants, direct sunlight and extreme heat.
yellow blue 3-24 3. Press and hold the T APE AUX button for five seconds. The tape symbol on the display will flash for two seconds. 4. Insert the scrubbing action cleaning cassette. 5. Eject the cleaning cassette after the manufacturer ’ s recommended cleaning time.
4- yellow blue 4-1 Section 4 Y our Driving and the Road Here you’ll find information about driving on different kinds of roads and in varying weather conditions.
yellow blue 4-2 Defensive Driving The best advice anyone can give about driving is: Drive defensively . Please start with a very important safety device in your vehicle: Buckle up. (See “Safety Belts” in the Index.) Defensive driving really means “be ready for anything.
yellow blue 4-3 Drunken Driving Death and injury associated with drinking and driving is a national tragedy . It’ s the number one contributor to the highway death toll, claiming thousands of victims every year . Alcohol affects four things that anyone needs to drive a vehicle: Judgment Muscular Coordination V ision Attentiveness.
yellow blue 4-4 It’ s the amount of alcohol that counts. For example, if the same person drank three double martinis (3 ounces or 90 ml of liquor each) within an hour , the person’ s BAC would be close to 0.12 percent. A person who consumes food just before or during drinking will have a somewhat lower BAC level.
yellow blue 4-5 The body takes about an hour to rid itself of the alcohol in one drink. No amount of coffee or number of cold showers will speed that up. “I’ll be careful” isn’t the right answer . What if there’ s an emergency , a need to take sudden action, as when a child darts into the street? A person with even a moderate BAC might not be able to react quickly enough to avoid the collision.
yellow blue 4-6 Control of a V ehicle Y ou have three systems that make your vehicle go where you want it to go. They are the brakes, the steering and the accelerator . All three systems have to do their work at the places where the tires meet the road.
yellow blue 4-7 A void needless heavy braking. Some people drive in spurts -- heavy acceleration followed by heavy braking -- rather than keeping pace with traffic. This is a mistake. Y our brakes may not have time to cool between hard stops. Y our brakes will wear out much faster if you do a lot of heavy braking.
yellow blue 4-8 Here’ s how anti - lock works. Let’ s say the road is wet. Y ou’re driving safely . Suddenly an animal jumps out in front of you. Y ou slam on the brakes. Here’ s what happens with ABS. A computer senses that wheels are slowing down.
yellow blue 4-9 Remember: Anti - lock doesn’t change the time you need to get your foot up to the brake pedal or always decrease stopping distance. If you get too close to the vehicle in front of you, you won’t have time to apply your brakes if that vehicle suddenly slows or stops.
yellow blue 4-10 When the transaxle shift lever is in any position other than FIRST (1) or SECOND (2) and the parking brake is fully released, this warning light will come on to let you know if there’ s a problem with the system. See “Enhanced T raction System W arning Light” in the Index.
yellow blue 4-1 1 Steering Tips Driving on Curves It’ s important to take curves at a reasonable speed. A lot of the “driver lost control” accidents mentioned on the news happen on curves. Here’ s why: Experienced driver or beginner , each of us is subject to the same laws of physics when driving on curves.
yellow blue 4-12 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.
yellow blue 4-13 Off - Road Recovery Y ou may find that your right wheels have dropped off the edge of a road onto the shoulder while you’re driving. If the level of the shoulder is only slightly below the pavement, recovery should be fairly easy . Ease off the accelerator and then, if there is nothing in the way , steer so that your vehicle straddles the edge of the pavement.
yellow blue 4-14 Do not get too close to the vehicle you want to pass while you’re awaiting an opportunity . For one thing, following too closely reduces your area of vision, especially if you’re following a larger vehicle. Also, you won’t have adequate space if the vehicle ahead suddenly slows or stops.
yellow blue 4-15 Loss of Control Let’ s review what driving experts say about what happens when the three control systems (brakes, steering and acceleration) don’t have enough friction where the tires meet the road to do what the driver has asked.
yellow blue 4-16 Driving at Night Night driving is more dangerous than day driving. One reason is that some drivers are likely to be impaired -- by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. Here are some tips on night driving. Drive defensively .
yellow blue 4-17 Night V ision No one can see as well at night as in the daytime. But as we get older these differences increase. A 50 - year - old driver may require at least twice as much light to see the same thing at night as a 20 - year - old. What you do in the daytime can also affect your night vision.
yellow blue 4-18 Driving in Rain and on W et Roads Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you can’t stop, accelerate or turn as well because your tire - to - 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.
yellow blue 4-19 Driving too fast through large water puddles or even going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. T ry to avoid puddles. But if you can’t, try to slow down before you hit them. CAUTION: W et brakes can cause accidents.
yellow blue 4-20 Hydroplaning usually happens at higher speeds. There just isn’t a hard and fast rule about hydroplaning. The best advice is to slow down when it is raining. Driving Thr ough Deep Standing W ater NOTICE: If you drive too quickly through deep puddles or standing water , water can come in through your engine’ s air intake and badly damage your engine.
yellow blue 4-21 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. T ry to use the freeways that rim and crisscross most large cities.
yellow blue 4-22 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. T ry to determine where you expect to blend with the flow .
yellow blue 4-23 Here are some things you can check before a trip: W indshield W asher Fluid: Is the reservoir full? Are all windows clean inside and outside? W iper Blades: Are they in good shape? Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: Have you checked all levels? Lamps: Are they all working? Are the lenses clean? T ir es: They are vitally important to a safe, trouble - free trip.
yellow blue 4-24 Hill and Mountain Roads Driving on steep hills or mountains is different from driving in flat or rolling terrain. If you drive regularly in steep country , or if you’re planning to visit there, here are some tips that can make your trips safer and more enjoyable.
yellow blue 4-25 CAUTION: Coasting downhill in NEUTRAL (N) or with the ignition off is dangerous. Y our brakes will have to do all the work of slowing down. They could get so hot that they wouldn’t work well. Y ou would then have poor braking or even none going down a hill.
yellow blue 4-26 Include an ice scraper , a small brush or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer clothing, a small shovel, a flashlight, a red cloth and a couple of reflective warning triangles. And, if you will be driving under severe conditions, include a small bag of sand, a piece of old carpet or a couple of burlap bags to help provide traction.
yellow blue 4-27 What’ s the worst time for this? “W et ice.” V ery cold snow or ice can be slick and hard to drive on. But wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the least traction of all. Y ou can get wet ice when it’ s about freezing (32 F; 0 C) and freezing rain begins to fall.
yellow blue 4-28 If Y ou’re Caught in a Blizzard If you are stopped by heavy snow , you could be in a serious situation. Y ou 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: T urn on your hazard flashers.
yellow blue 4-29 CAUTION: Snow can trap exhaust gases under your vehicle. This can cause deadly CO (carbon monoxide) gas to get inside. CO could overcome you and kill you. Y ou can’t see it or smell it, so you might not know it is in your vehicle. Clear away snow from around the base of your vehicle, especially any that is blocking your exhaust pipe.
yellow blue 4-30 T owing Y our V ehicle from the Front 3-Speed Automatic T ransaxle (With a Dolly) Follow these steps: 1. Put the front wheels on a dolly . 2. Set the parking brake. 3. Open the fuse panel on the driver ’ s side of the instrument panel.
yellow blue 4-31 1. Set the parking brake. 2. Open the fuse panel on the driver ’ s side of the instrument panel. Remove the fuse labeled CLS/PCM. This will keep your battery from draining while towing. See “Fuses and Circuit Breakers” in the Index.
yellow blue 4-32 T owing Y our V ehicle from the Rear All T ransaxles NOTICE: Do not tow your vehicle from the r ear . Y our vehicle could be badly damaged and the repairs would not be covered by your warranty . Loading Y our V ehicle T wo labels on your vehicle show how much weight it may properly carry .
yellow blue 4-33 The other label is the Certification label, found on the rear edge of the driver ’ s door . It tells you the gross weight capacity of your vehicle, called the Gross V ehicle W eight Rating (GVWR). The GVWR includes the weight of the vehicle, all occupants, fuel and cargo.
yellow blue 4-34 CAUTION: Things you put inside your vehicle can strike and injure people in a sudden stop or turn, or in a crash. Put things in the trunk or rear ar ea of your vehicle. In a trunk, put them as far forward as you can. T ry to spread the weight evenly .
yellow blue 4-35 Y our vehicle can tow a trailer if it is equipped with a 2.4L L4 engine and 4 speed automatic transaxle and the proper trailer towing equipment. T o identify what the vehicle trailering capacity is for your vehicle, you should read the information in “W eight of the T railer” that appears later in this section.
yellow blue 4-36 Three important considerations have to do with weight: the weight of the trailer , the weight of the trailer tongue and the total weight on your vehicle’ s tires. W eight of the T railer How heavy can a trailer safely be? It should never weigh more than 1,000 lbs.
yellow blue 4-37 If you’re using a weight - carrying hitch, the trailer tongue (A) should weigh 10 percent of the total loaded trailer weight (B). If you have a weight - distributing hitch, the trailer tongue (A) should weigh 12 percent of the total loaded trailer weight (B).
yellow blue 4-38 Safety Chains Y ou should always attach chains between your vehicle and your trailer . Cross the safety chains under the tongue of the trailer so that the tongue will not drop to the road if it becomes separated from the hitch. Instructions about safety chains may be provided by the hitch manufacturer or by the trailer manufacturer .
yellow blue 4-39 Passing Y ou’ll need more passing distance up ahead when you’re towing a trailer . And, because you’re a good deal longer , you’ll need to go much farther beyond the passed vehicle before you can return to your lane. Backing Up Hold the bottom of the steering wheel with one hand.
yellow blue 4-40 Driving On Grades NOTICE: Do not tow on steep continuous grades exceeding 6 miles (9.6 km). Extended, higher than normal engine and transaxle temperatures may r esult and damage your vehicle. Frequent stops ar e very important to allow the engine and transaxle to cool.
yellow blue 4-41 When Y ou Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill 1. Apply your regular brakes and hold the pedal down while you: Start your engine; Shift into a gear; and Release the parking brake. 2. Let up on the brake pedal. 3. Drive slowly until the trailer is clear of the chocks.
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5- yellow blue 5-1 Section 5 Pr oblems on the Road Here you’ll find what to do about some problems that can occur on the road. 5 - 2 Hazard W arning Flashers 5 - 3 Other W arning Devices 5 - 3 Jump .
yellow blue 5-2 Hazard W arning Flashers Y our hazard warning flashers let you warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Y our front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off. Move the switch to the right to make your front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off.
yellow blue 5-3 Other W arning Devices If you carry reflective triangles, you can set one up at the side of the road about 300 feet (100 m) behind your vehicle. Jump Starting If your battery has run down, you may want to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your vehicle.
yellow blue 5-4 2. Get the vehicles close enough so the jumper cables can reach, but be sure the vehicles aren’t touching each other . If they are, it could cause a ground connection you don’t want. Y ou wouldn’t be able to start your vehicle, and the bad grounding could damage the electrical systems.
yellow blue 5-5 CAUTION: Using a match near a battery can cause battery gas to explode. People have been hurt doing this, and some have been blinded. Use a flashlight if you need more light. Be sur e the battery has enough water . Y ou don’t need to add water to the ACDelco Freedom battery installed in every new GM vehicle.
yellow blue 5-6 8. Don’t let the other end touch metal. Connect it to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery . Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. 9. Now connect the black negative ( - ) cable to the good battery’ s negative ( - ) terminal.
yellow blue 5-7 CAUTION: Fans or other moving engine parts can injure you badly . Keep your hands away from moving parts once the engine is running. 1 1. Now start the vehicle with the good battery and run the engine for a while. 12. T ry to start the vehicle with the dead battery .
yellow blue 5-8 T owing Y our V ehicle CAUTION: T o help avoid serious personal injury to you or others: Never let passengers ride in a vehicle that is being towed. Never tow faster than safe or posted speeds. Never tow with damaged parts not fully secured.
yellow blue 5-9 Engine Overheating Y ou will find a coolant temperature gage and a low coolant warning light on your vehicle’ s instrument panel. See “Engine Coolant T emperature Gage” and “Low Coolant W arning Light” in the Index. If Steam Is Coming From Y our Engine CAUTION: Steam from an overheated engine can burn you badly , even if you just open the hood.
yellow blue 5-10 NOTICE: If your engine catches fire because you keep driving with no coolant, your vehicle can be badly damaged. The costly repairs would not be covered by your warranty . If No Steam Is Coming From Y our Engine If you get an engine overheat warning but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious.
yellow blue 5-1 1 Cooling System When you decide it’ s safe to lift the hood, here’ s what you’ll see: 2.2L L4 Engine A. Coolant Surge T ank with Pressure Cap B. Electric Engine Cooling Fan 2.4L L4 Engine A. Coolant Surge T ank with Pressure Cap B.
yellow blue 5-12 If the coolant inside the coolant surge tank is boiling, don’t do anything else until it cools down. The coolant level should be at the FULL COLD mark. 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.
yellow blue 5-13 NOTICE: When adding coolant, it is important that you use only DEX - COOL (silicate - free) coolant. If coolant other than DEX - COOL is added to the system, prematur e engine, heater core or radiator corr osion may r esult. In addition, the engine coolant will requir e change sooner -- at 30,000 miles (50 000 km) or 24 months, whichever occurs first.
yellow blue 5-14 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 coolant surge tank pressure cap -- ev en a li tt le -- they can come out at high speed. Never turn the cap when the cooling system, including the coolant surge tank pressur e cap, is hot.
yellow blue 5-15 CAUTION: Adding only plain water to your cooling system can be dangerous. Plain water , or some other liquid like alcohol, can boil before the pr oper coolant mixture will. Y our vehicle’s coolant warning system is set for the proper coolant mixture.
yellow blue 5-16 1. Y ou can remove the coolant surge tank pressure cap when the cooling system, including the coolant surge tank pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. T urn the pressure cap slowly counterclockwise (left) about two or two and one - half turns.
yellow blue 5-17 3. Then fill the coolant surge tank with the proper mixture, to the FULL COLD mark. 4. W ith the coolant surge tank pressure cap off, start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. W atch out for the engine cooling fan.
yellow blue 5-18 5. Then replace the pressure cap. Be sure the pressure cap is hand - tight. Check the level in the surge tank when the cooling system has cooled down. If the coolant isn’t at the proper level, repeat Steps 1 to 3 and reinstall the pressure cap or see your dealer .
yellow blue 5-19 Changing a Flat Tir e If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire and wheel damage by driving slowly to a level place. T urn on your hazard warning flashers. CAUTION: Changing a tire can cause an injury . The vehicle can slip off the jack and roll over you or other people.
yellow blue 5-20 Removing the Spare T ire and T ools The equipment you’ll need is in the trunk. T urn the center retainer nut on the compact spare cover counterclockwise to remove it. Lift and remove the cover . See “Compact Spare Tire” later in this section for more information about the compact spare.
yellow blue 5-21 The tools you’ll be using include the jack (A) and wheel wrench (B). Removing the Flat Tir e and Installing the Spare T ire 1. Using the wheel wrench, remove the plastic nut caps (if equipped).
yellow blue 5-22 2. On some models, a cover plate must be removed to find the wheel nuts. Carefully use the wedge end of the wheel wrench to pry it off. 3. Then use the wheel wrench to loosen all the wheel nuts. Don’t remove them yet. 4. Near each wheel well is a notch in the frame which the jack head fits in.
yellow blue 5-23 CAUTION: Getting under a vehicle when it is jacked up is dangerous. If the vehicle slips off the jack, you could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. CAUTION: Raising your vehicle with the jack improperly positioned can damage the vehicle and even make the vehicle fall.
yellow blue 5-24 7. If you have a wheel cover , use your fingers to carefully pull the wheel cover from the wheel. Then remove the flat tire. 8. Remove any rust or dirt from the wheel bolts, mounting surfaces and spare wheel. CAUTION: Rust or dirt on the wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make the wheel nuts become loose after a time.
yellow blue 5-25 CAUTION: Never use oil or grease on studs or nuts. If you do, the nuts might come loose. Y our wheel could fall off, causing a serious accident. 9. Place the spare on the wheel - mounting surface. 10. Replace the wheel nuts with the rounded end of the nuts toward the wheel.
yellow blue 5-26 12. Tighten the wheel nuts firmly in a criss - cross sequence, as shown. CAUTION: Incorr ect wheel nuts or impr operly tightened wheel nuts can cause the wheel to become loose and even come off. This could lead to an accident. Be sur e to use the corr ect wheel nuts.
yellow blue 5-27 NOTICE: Improperly tightened wheel nuts can lead to brake pulsation and rotor damage. T o avoid expensive brake repairs, evenly tighten the wheel nuts in the proper sequence and to the pr oper torque specification. Don’t try to put a wheel cover on your compact spare tire.
yellow blue 5-28 A. W rench B. Jack C. Flat Road T ire D. Adapter E. Extension F . W ing Bolt (Extension Installed) G. Cover H. Nut Store the flat tire in the compact spare tire compartment and secure the adapter , extension (aluminum wheel only) and wing bolt.
yellow blue 5-29 A. W rench B. Jack C. Spare T ire D. Adapter E. W ing Bolt F . Cover G. Nut Compact Spare T ire Although the compact spare tire was fully inflated when your vehicle was new , it can lose air after a time. Check the inflation pressure regularly .
yellow blue 5-30 NOTICE: When the compact spare is installed, don’t take your vehicle through an automatic car wash with guide rails. The compact spare can get caught on the rails. That can damage the tire and wheel, and maybe other parts of your vehicle.
yellow blue 5-31 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 transaxle back and forth, you can destroy your transaxle. For information about using tire chains on your vehicle, see “T ire Chains” in the Index.
yellow blue 5-32 ✍ NOTES.
6- yellow blue 6-1 Section 6 Service and Appearance Car e 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.
yellow blue 6-2 Service Y our dealer knows your vehicle best and wants you to be happy with it. W e hope you’ll go to your dealer for all your service needs. Y ou’ll get genuine GM parts and GM - trained and supported service people. W e hope you’ll want to keep your GM vehicle all GM.
yellow blue 6-3 CAUTION: Y ou can be injured and your vehicle could be damaged if you try to do service work on a vehicle without knowing enough about it. Be sure you have sufficient knowledge, experience, the proper r eplacement parts and tools before you attempt any vehicle maintenance task.
yellow blue 6-4 If your vehicle is certified to meet California Emission Standards (indicated on the underhood emission control label), it is designed to operate on fuels that meet California specifications. If such fuels are not available in states adopting California emissions standards, your vehicle will operate satisfactorily on fuels meeting federal specifications, but emission control system performance may be affected.
yellow blue 6-5 Fuels in Foreign Countries If you plan on driving in another country outside the United States or Canada, the proper fuel may be hard to find. Never use leaded gasoline or any other fuel not recommended in the previous text on fuel. Costly repairs caused by use of improper fuel wouldn’t be covered by your warranty .
yellow blue 6-6 While refueling, hang the tethered cap inside the fuel door by placing the fuel cap strap in the strap hanger . T o remove the cap, turn it slowly to the left (counterclockwise). The cap has a spring in it; if you let go of the cap too soon, it will spring back to the right.
yellow blue 6-7 When you put the cap back on, turn it to the right (clockwise) until you hear a clicking sound. Make sure you fully install the cap. The diagnostic system can determine if the fuel cap has been left off or improperly installed. This would allow fuel to evaporate into the atmosphere.
yellow blue 6-8 Checking Things Under the Hood CAUTION: An electric fan under the hood can start up and injure you even when the engine is not running. Keep hands, clothing and tools away from any underhood electric fan. CAUTION: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire.
yellow blue 6-9 Then go to the front of the vehicle and lift up on the secondary hood release handle. The secondary hood release lever is located near the front center of the hood toward the driver ’ s side. T o make sure that the secondary hood release handle works properly , lubricate the hood latch at least once a year .
yellow blue 6-10 2.2L L4 Engine (Code 4) When you open the hood, you’ll see: A. Coolant Surge T ank B. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir C. Engine Oil Fill Cap/Dipstick D. Brake Fluid Reservoir E. Hydraulic Clutch Fluid Reservoir (If Equipped) F . Automatic T ransaxle Fluid Dipstick (If Equipped) G.
yellow blue 6-1 1 2.4L L4 Engine (Code T) When you open the hood, you’ll see: A. Coolant Surge T ank B. Engine Oil Fill Cap C. Engine Oil Dipstick D. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir E. Brake Fluid Reservoir F . Hydraulic Clutch Fluid Reservoir (If Equipped) G.
yellow blue 6-12 Engine Oil It’ s a good idea to check your engine oil every time you get fuel. In order to get an accurate reading, the oil must be warm and the vehicle must be on level ground. Check the oil here if you have a 2.2L engine. Check the oil here if you have a 2.
yellow blue 6-13 Checking Engine Oil Pull out the dipstick and clean it with a paper towel or cloth, then push it back in all the way . Remove it again, keeping the tip down, and check the level. When to Add Engine Oil If the oil is at or below the ADD mark, then you’ll need to add at least one quart of oil.
yellow blue 6-14 This is where you add oil if you have a 2.4L engine. Be sure to fill it enough to put the level somewhere in the proper operating range. Push the dipstick all the way back in when you’re through. What Kind of Engine Oil to Use Oils recommended for your vehicle can be identified by looking for the “Starburst” symbol.
yellow blue 6-15 As shown in the chart, SAE 5W - 30 is best for your vehicle. However , you can use SAE 10W - 30 if it’ s going to be 0 F ( - 18 C) or above. These numbers on an oil container show its viscosity , or thickness. Do not use other viscosity oils, such as SAE 20W - 50.
yellow blue 6-16 Engine Oil Additives Don’t add anything to your oil. Y our dealer is ready to advise if you think something should be added. When to Change Engine Oil If any one of these is true for you, use the short trip/city maintenance schedule: Most trips are less than 5 to 10 miles (8 to 16 km).
yellow blue 6-17 Engine Air Cleaner/Filter The air cleaner is located on the driver ’ s side of the engine compartment near the battery . T o check or replace the filter , remove the screws that hold the cover on and lift the cover . Be sure to reinstall the air cleaner filter and replace the cover tightly .
yellow blue 6-18 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 ther e, and the engine backfires, you could be burned.
yellow blue 6-19 How to Check Because this operation can be a little dif ficult, you may choose to have this done at the dealership service department. If you do it yourself, be sure to follow all the instructions here, or you could get a false reading on the dipstick.
yellow blue 6-20 Checking the Fluid Level Park your vehicle on a level place. Keep the engine running. W ith the parking brake applied, place the shift lever in P ARK (P). W ith your foot on the brake pedal, move the shift lever through each gear range, pausing for about three seconds in each range.
yellow blue 6-21 How to Add Fluid Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of transaxle fluid to use. See “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in the Index. If the fluid level is low , add only enough of the proper fluid to bring the level into the cross - hatched area on the dipstick.
yellow blue 6-22 NOTICE: W e recommend you use only fluid labeled DEXRON - III, because fluid with that label is made especially for your automatic transaxle. Damage caused by fluid other than DEXRON - III is not covered by your new vehicle warranty .
yellow blue 6-23 Then, follow these steps: 1. The manual transaxle dipstick is located below the brake master cylinder , near the rear of the transaxle case. Flip the handle up and then pull out the dipstick and clean it with a rag or paper towel. 2. Push it back in all the way and remove it.
yellow blue 6-24 How to Add Fluid Here’ s how to add fluid. Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of fluid to use. See “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in the Index. 1. Remove the dipstick by flipping the handle up and then pulling the dipstick out.
yellow blue 6-25 How to Check Y ou do not need to check the fluid level unless you suspect a clutch problem. T o check the fluid level, take the cap off. If the fluid reaches the step inside the reservoir , the fluid level is correct. Surge T ank Pressure Cap NOTICE: Y our surge tank cap is a 15 psi (105 kPa) pressur e - type cap and must be tightly installed to prevent coolant loss and possible engine damage from overheating.
yellow blue 6-26 NOTICE: When adding coolant, it is important that you use only DEX - COOL (silicate - free) coolant. If coolant other than DEX - COOL is added to the system, prematur e engine, heater core or radiator corr osion may r esult. In addition, the engine coolant will requir e change sooner -- at 30,000 miles (50 000 km) or 24 months, whichever occurs first.
yellow blue 6-27 NOTICE: If you use an improper coolant mixtur e, your engine could overheat and be badly damaged. The repair cost wouldn’t be cover ed by your warranty . T oo much water in the mixture can freeze and crack the engine, radiator , heater core and other parts.
yellow blue 6-28 CAUTION: T urning the surge tank pressure cap when the engine and radiator are hot can allow steam and scalding liquids to blow out and burn you badly . Never turn the surge tank pressur e cap -- even a little -- when the engine and radiator are hot.
yellow blue 6-29 Power Steering Fluid When to Check Power Steering Fluid It is not necessary to regularly check power steering fluid unless you suspect there is a leak in the system or you hear an unusual noise. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem.
yellow blue 6-30 Adding W asher Fluid Open the cap labeled W ASHER FLUID ONL Y . Add washer fluid until the tank is full. NOTICE: When using concentrated washer fluid, follow the manufacturer’ s instructions for adding water . Don’t mix water with ready - to - use washer fluid.
yellow blue 6-31 Brakes Brake Fluid Y our brake master cylinder reservoir is on the driver ’ s side of the engine compartment. It is filled with DOT - 3 brake fluid. There are only two reasons why the brake fluid level in the reservoir might go down.
yellow blue 6-32 What to Add When you do need brake fluid, use only DOT - 3 brake fluid. Use new brake fluid from a sealed container only . Refer to “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in the Maintenance Schedule. Always clean the brake fluid reservoir cap and the area around the cap before removing it.
yellow blue 6-33 Brake W ear Y our vehicle has front disc brakes and rear drum brakes. Disc brake pads have built - in wear indicators that make a high - pitched warning sound when the brake pads are worn and new pads are needed. The sound may come and go or be heard all the time your vehicle is moving (except when you are pushing on the brake pedal firmly).
yellow blue 6-34 Brake Pedal T ravel See your dealer if the brake pedal does not return to normal height, or if there is a rapid increase in pedal travel. This could be a sign of brake trouble. Brake Adjustment Every time you make a moderate brake stop, your disc brakes adjust for wear .
yellow blue 6-35 CAUTION: Batteries have acid that can burn you and gas that can explode. Y ou can be badly hurt if you aren’t car eful. See “Jump Starting” in the Index for tips on working around a battery without getting hurt. Contact your dealer to learn how to prepare your vehicle for longer storage periods.
yellow blue 6-36 Headlamps 1. Remove the first bolt. Then remove the remaining plastic fasteners holding the shield. Use the end of a flat - head screwdriver to pull up the center of the fastener . Be careful not to break the fasteners that hold the shield in place.
yellow blue 6-37 3. Disconnect the bulb base from the socket by lifting the plastic locking tab. 4. Snap a new bulb into the socket. 5. Replace the bulb assembly by reversing Steps 1 through 3, making sure the lower leg of the headlamp bracket is properly seated into the wedge - shaped retainer .
yellow blue 6-38 T aillamps and Rear T urn Signal Lamps T o replace a bulb, do the following: 1. Remove the fastener which holds down the trunk trim. On vehicles without a convenience net, pry the fastener loose. On vehicles with a convenience net, remove the net and unscrew the fastener .
yellow blue 6-39 Back-Up Lamps T o replace a back - up lamp, do the following: 1. Open the trunk lid and locate the back - up lamp assembly on the trunk lid. 2. Gently remove the bulb from the socket by turning it counterclockwise and pulling it out. 3.
yellow blue 6-40 Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement W indshield wiper blades should be inspected at least twice a year for wear or cracking. See “W iper Blade Check” in Section 7 of this manual under Part B “Owner Checks and Services” for more information.
yellow blue 6-41 CAUTION: (Continued) Underinflated tires pose the same danger as overloaded tires. The r esulting accident could cause serious injury . Check all tires frequently to maintain the r ecommended pressur e. Tir e pr essure should be checked when your tires ar e cold.
yellow blue 6-42 When to Check Check your tires once a month or more. Don’t for get your compact spare tire. It should be at 60 psi (420 kPa). How to Check Use a good quality pocket - type gage to check tire pressure. Y ou can’t tell if your tires are properly inflated simply by looking at them.
yellow blue 6-43 CAUTION: Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make wheel nuts become loose after a time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from places wher e the wheel attaches to the vehicle.
yellow blue 6-44 The tread or sidewall is cracked, cut or snagged deep enough to show cord or fabric. The tire has a bump, bulge or split. The tire has a puncture, cut or other damage that can’t be repaired well because of the size or location of the damage.
yellow blue 6-45 Uniform Tir e Quality Grading The following information relates to the system developed by the United States National Highway T raffic Safety Administration, which grades tires by treadwear , traction and temperature performance. (This applies only to vehicles sold in the United States.
yellow blue 6-46 T emperature -- A, B, C The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, representing the tire’ s resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel.
yellow blue 6-47 CAUTION: Using the wrong r eplacement wheels, wheel bolts or wheel nuts on your vehicle can be dangerous. It could affect the braking and handling of your vehicle, make your tires lose air and make you lose control. Y ou could have a collision in which you or others could be injured.
yellow blue 6-48 NOTICE: (Continued) Use another type of traction device only if its manufacturer r ecommends it for use on your vehicle and tire size combination and r oad conditions. Follow that manufacturer’ s instructions. T o help avoid damage to your vehicle, drive slowly , readjust or remove the device if it’ s contacting your vehicle, and don’t spin your wheels.
yellow blue 6-49 Don’t use any of these unless this manual says you can. In many uses, these will damage your vehicle: Alcohol Laundry Soap Bleach Reducing Agents Cleaning the Inside of Y our V ehicle Use a vacuum cleaner often to get rid of dust and loose dirt.
yellow blue 6-50 Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Stains caused by such things as catsup, coffee (black), egg, fruit, fruit juice, milk, soft drinks, vomit, urine and blood can be removed as follows: 1. Carefully scrape off excess stain, then sponge the soiled area with cool water .
yellow blue 6-51 Cleaning Interior Plastic Components Use only a mild soap and water solution on a soft cloth or sponge. Commercial cleaners may affect the surface finish. Care of Safety Belts Keep belts clean and dry . CAUTION: Do not bleach or dye safety belts.
yellow blue 6-52 W eatherstrips Silicone grease on weatherstrips will make them last longer , seal better , and not stick or squeak. Apply silicone grease with a clean cloth at least every six months. During very cold, damp weather more frequent application may be required.
yellow blue 6-53 NOTICE: Machine compounding or aggressive polishing on a basecoat/clear coat paint finish may dull the finish or leave swirl marks. Foreign materials such as calcium chloride and other salts, ice melting agents, road oil and tar , tree sap, bird droppings, chemicals from industrial chimneys, etc.
yellow blue 6-54 T o protect the convertible top: After you wash the vehicle, make sure the top is completely dry before you lower it. Don’t get any cleaner on the vehicle’ s painted finish; it could leave streaks. If you decide to go through an automatic car wash, ask the manager if the equipment could damage your top.
yellow blue 6-55 Sheet Metal Damage If your vehicle is damaged and requires sheet metal repair or replacement, make sure the body repair shop applies anti - corrosion material to the parts repaired or replaced to restore corrosion protection. Finish Damage Any stone chips, fractures or deep scratches in the finish should be repaired right away .
yellow blue 6-56 GM V ehicle Care/Appearance Materials P ART NUMBER SIZE DESCRIPTION USAGE 994954 23 in. x 25 in. Polishing Cloth – W ax Treated Exterior polishing cloth 1050172 16 oz. (0.473 L) T ar and Road Oil Remover Removes tar, road oil and asphalt 1050173 16 oz.
yellow blue 6-57 V ehicle Identification Number (VIN) This is the legal identifier for your vehicle. It appears on a plate in the front corner of the instrument panel, on the driver ’ s side. Y ou can see it if you look through the windshield from outside your vehicle.
yellow blue 6-58 Headlamp Wiring The headlamp wiring is protected by fuses. Should your headlamps fail to function, have your headlamp system checked right away . Windshield W iper Fuse The windshield wiper motor is protected by a circuit breaker and a fuse.
yellow blue 6-59 Instrument Panel Fuse Block The fuse panel is located at the left end of the instrument panel. T o open, push the tab on the access door to the left and pull the door forward.
yellow blue 6-60 Fuse Usage O 2 HTR Rear O 2 Sensor Heater WIPER W indshield W ipers, W indshield W ashers ERLS Automatic T ransaxle, Brake T ransaxle Shift Interlock (BTSI), A/C Compressor , Cruise C.
yellow blue 6-61 Engine Compartment Fuse Block The engine compartment fuse block is located on the driver ’ s side of the engine compartment. Lift off the cover to check the fuses.
yellow blue 6-62 Replacement Bulbs Lamps Bulb Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back - Up Lamps 3057 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Front Parking/T urn Signal Lamps Base Model 3357 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
yellow blue 6-63 2.2L Engine Specifications VIN Engine Code 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T ype L4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Horsepower 1 15 @ 5,000 rpm . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
yellow blue 6-64 V ehicle Dimensions Length All Models 180.3 inches (458.0 cm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Width All Models 75.4 inches (191.5 cm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Height Coupe 53.2 inches (135.1 cm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sedan 54.
7- yellow blue 7-1 Section 7 Maintenance Schedule This section covers the maintenance required for your vehicle. Y our vehicle needs these services to retain its safety , dependability and emission control performance.
yellow blue 7-2 Have you pur chased the GM Protection Plan? The Plan supplements your new vehicle warranties. See your W arranty and Owner Assistance booklet, or your dealer for details. Introduction Y our V ehicle and the Environment Proper vehicle maintenance not only helps to keep your vehicle in good working condition, but also helps the environment.
yellow blue 7-3 How This Section is Organized This maintenance schedule is divided into five parts: “Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services” shows what to have done and how often. Some of these services can be complex, so unless you are technically qualified and have the necessary equipment, you should let your dealer ’ s service department or another qualified service center do these jobs.
yellow blue 7-4 Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Using Y our Maintenance Schedule W e at General Motors want to help you keep your vehicle in good working condition. But we don’t know exactly how you’ll drive it. Y ou may drive very short distances only a few times a week.
Scheduled Maintenance yellow blue 7-5 Short T rip/City Definition Follow the Short T rip/City Scheduled Maintenance if any one of these conditions is true for your vehicle: Most trips are less than 5 to 10 miles (8 to 16 km). This is particularly important when outside temperatures are below freezing.
Scheduled Maintenance yellow blue 7-6 Short T rip/City Intervals Every 100,000 Miles (166 000 km): Spark Plug W ire Inspection. Spark Plug Replacement. Every 150,000 Miles (240 000 km): Cooling System Service (or every 60 months, whichever occurs first).
Short T rip/City Scheduled Maintenance yellow blue 7-7 The services shown in this schedule up to 100,000 miles (166 000 km) should be performed after 100,000 miles (166 000 km) at the same intervals. The services shown at 150,000 miles (240 000 km) should be performed at the same interval after 150,000 miles (240 000 km).
Short T rip/City Scheduled Maintenance yellow blue 7-8 3,000 Miles (5 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Contr ol Service. 6,000 Miles (10 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).
Short T rip/City Scheduled Maintenance yellow blue 7-9 Rotate tires. See “T ire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) (Also see footnote ++.) 15,000 Miles (25 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).
Short T rip/City Scheduled Maintenance yellow blue 7-10 24,000 Miles (40 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Contr ol Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first).
Short T rip/City Scheduled Maintenance yellow blue 7-1 1 Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Contr ol Service. (See footnote .) Rotate tires. See “T ire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information.
Short T rip/City Scheduled Maintenance yellow blue 7-12 39,000 Miles (65 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Contr ol Service. 42,000 Miles (70 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).
Short T rip/City Scheduled Maintenance yellow blue 7-13 Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) Rotate tires. See “T ire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information.
Short T rip/City Scheduled Maintenance yellow blue 7-14 54,000 Miles (90 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Contr ol Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first).
Short T rip/City Scheduled Maintenance yellow blue 7-15 Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Contr ol Service. (See footnote .) Rotate tires. See “T ire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information.
Short T rip/City Scheduled Maintenance yellow blue 7-16 69,000 Miles (1 15 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Contr ol Service. 72,000 Miles (120 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).
Short T rip/City Scheduled Maintenance yellow blue 7-17 78,000 Miles (130 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Contr ol Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first).
Short T rip/City Scheduled Maintenance yellow blue 7-18 87,000 Miles (145 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Contr ol Service. 90,000 Miles (150 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).
Short T rip/City Scheduled Maintenance yellow blue 7-19 93,000 Miles (155 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Contr ol Service. 96,000 Miles (160 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).
Short T rip/City Scheduled Maintenance yellow blue 7-20 100,000 Miles (166 000 km) Inspect spark plug wires (except 2.4L Code T L4 engine). An Emission Contr ol Service. Replace spark plugs. An Emission Contr ol Service. Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions: – In heavy city traf fic where the outside temperature regularly reaches 90 F (32 C) or higher .
Long T rip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance yellow blue 7-21 The services shown in this schedule up to 100,000 miles (166 000 km) should be performed after 100,000 miles (166 000 km) at the same intervals. The services shown at 150,000 miles (240 000 km) should be performed at the same interval after 150,000 miles (240 000 km).
Long T rip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance yellow blue 7-22 7,500 Miles (12 500 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Contr ol Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).
Long T rip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance yellow blue 7-23 Rotate tires. See “T ire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) 30,000 Miles (50 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).
Long T rip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance yellow blue 7-24 37,500 Miles (62 500 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Contr ol Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).
Long T rip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance yellow blue 7-25 – In hilly or mountainous terrain. – When doing frequent trailer towing. – Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, the fluid and filter do not r equir e changing.
Long T rip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance yellow blue 7-26 60,000 Miles (100 000 km) (Continued) Rotate tires. See “T ire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) (Also see footnote ++.
Long T rip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance yellow blue 7-27 75,000 Miles (125 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Contr ol Service. Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).
Long T rip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance yellow blue 7-28 90,000 Miles (150 000 km) (Continued) Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) Replace air cleaner filter . An Emission Contr ol Service. Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage or leaks.
Long T rip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance yellow blue 7-29 100,000 Miles (166 000 km) Inspect spark plug wires (except 2.4L Code T L4 engine). An Emission Contr ol Service. Replace spark plugs. An Emission Contr ol Service. Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions: – In heavy city traf fic where the outside temperature regularly reaches 90 F (32 C) or higher .
yellow blue 7-30 Part B: Owner Checks and Services Listed in this part are owner checks and services which should be performed at the intervals specified to help ensure the safety , dependability and emission control performance of your vehicle. Be sure any necessary repairs are completed at once.
yellow blue 7-31 At Least T wice a Y ear Restraint System Check Make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors and anchorages are working properly . Look for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts.
yellow blue 7-32 At Least Once a Y ear Key Lock Cylinders Service Lubricate the key lock cylinders with the lubricant specified in Part D. Body Lubrication Service Lubricate all hood latch assemblies, secondary latch, pivots, spring anchor, release pawl, hood and body door hinges, rear compartment and any folding seat hardware.
yellow blue 7-33 Brake - T ransaxle Shift Interlock (BTSI) Check (Automatic T ransaxle) CAUTION: When you are doing this check, the vehicle could move suddenly . If it does, you or others could be injured. Follow the steps below . 1. Before you start, be sure you have enough room around the vehicle.
yellow blue 7-34 Parking Brake and Automatic T ransaxle P ARK (P) Mechanism Check CAUTION: When you are doing this check, your vehicle could begin to move. Y ou or others could be injured and pr operty could be damaged. Make sure ther e is room in front of your vehicle in case it begins to roll.
yellow blue 7-35 Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Listed in this part are inspections and services which should be performed at least twice a year (for instance, each spring and fall). Y ou should let your dealer ’ s service department or other qualified service center do these jobs.
yellow blue 7-36 Throttle System Inspection Inspect the throttle system for interference or binding, and for damaged or missing parts. Replace parts as needed. Replace any components that have high effort or excessive wear . Do not lubricate accelerator and cruise control cables.
yellow blue 7-37 Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants NOTE: Fluids and lubricants identified below by name, part number or specification may be obtained from your dealer . USAGE FLUID/LUBRICANT Engine Oil Engine Oil with the American Petroleum Institute Certified For Gasoline Engines “Starburst” symbol of the proper viscosity .
yellow blue 7-38 USAGE FLUID/LUBRICANT Clutch Linkage Pivot Points Engine Oil. Chassis Lubrication Chassis Lubricant (GM Part No. 12377985 or equivalent) or lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI # 2, Category LB or GC - LB. Hood Latch Assembly , Secondary Latch, Pivots, Spring Anchor and Release Pawl Lubriplate Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No.
yellow blue 7-39 Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in the boxes provided after the maintenance interval. Any additional information from “Owner Checks and Services” or “Periodic Maintenance” can be added on the following record pages.
yellow blue 7-40 Maintenance Record DA TE ODOMETER READING SER VICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED.
8- yellow blue 8-1 Section 8 Customer Assistance Information Here you will find out how to contact Chevrolet if you need assistance. This section also tells you how to obtain service publications and how to report any safety defects.
yellow blue 8-2 Customer Satisfaction Procedur e Y our satisfaction and goodwill are important to your dealer and to Chevrolet. Normally , any concerns with the sales transaction or the operation of your vehicle will be resolved by your dealer ’ s sales or service departments.
yellow blue 8-3 STEP TWO -- If after contacting a member of dealership management, it appears your concern cannot be resolved by the dealership without further help, contact the Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800-222-1020. In Canada, contact GM of Canada Customer Communication Centre in Oshawa by calling 1-800-263-3777 (English) or 1-800-263-7854 (French).
yellow blue 8-4 The BBB Auto Line Program is an out of court program administered by the Council of Better Business Bureaus to settle automotive disputes regarding vehicle repairs or the interpretation of the New V ehicle Limited W arranty . Although you are required to resort to this informal dispute resolution program prior to filing any court action, use of the program is free of charge and your case will generally be heard within 40 days.
yellow blue 8-5 Canada General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre, 163-005 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 1-800-263-3777 (English) 1-800-263-7854 (French) 1-800-263-3830 (F or T ex t T el ephone devices (TTYs)) Roadside Assistance: 1-800-268-6800 All Overseas Locations GMODC - Customer Communication Centre 169-007 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 T elephone: 905-644-41 12 Fax: 905-644-4866 Caribbean Numbers 1-800-496-9992 (English) Puerto Rico 1-800-496-9993 (Spanish) Puerto Rico 1-800-751-4135 (English) Dominican Republic 1-800-751-4136 (Spanish) Dominican Republic 1-800-496-9994 U.
yellow blue 8-6 Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program T o enhance Chevrolet’ s strong commitment to customer satisfaction, Chevrolet is excited to announce the establishment of the Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Center . As the owner of a 1999 Chevrolet, membership in Roadside Assistance is free.
yellow blue 8-7 Chevrolet offers Courtesy T ransportation for customers needing warranty service. Courtesy T ransportation will be offered in conjunction with the coverage provided by the Bumper to Bumper New V ehicle Limited W arranty to eligible purchasers of 1999 Chevrolet passenger cars and light duty trucks.
yellow blue 8-8 Courtesy T ransportation Chevrolet has always exemplified quality and value in its offering of motor vehicles. T o enhance your ownership experience, we and our participating dealerships are proud to offer Courtesy T ransportation, a customer support program for new vehicles.
yellow blue 8-9 Courtesy Rental V ehicle When your vehicle is unavailable due to overnight warranty repairs, your dealer may arrange to provide you with a courtesy rental vehicle or reimburse you for a rental vehicle you obtained, at actual cost, up to a maximum of $30.
yellow blue 8-10 REPOR TING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED ST A TES GOVERNMENT If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway T raffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in addition to notifying General Motors.
yellow blue 8-1 1 REPOR TING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOT ORS In addition to notifying NHTSA (or T ransport Canada) in a situation like this, we certainly hope you’ll notify us. Please call us at 1 - 800 - 222 - 1020, or write: Chevrolet Motor Division Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center P .
yellow blue 8-12 CURRENT PUBLICA TIONS FOR 1999 CHEVROLET SERVICE MANUALS Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, transmission, axle, suspension, brakes, electrical, steering, body , etc. RET AIL SELL PRICE: $90.00 TRANSMISSION, TRANSAXLE, TRANSFER CASE UNIT REP AIR MANUAL This manual provides information on unit repair service procedures, adjustments and specifications for the 1999 GM transmissions, transaxles and transfer cases.
yellow blue 8-13 PUBLICA TION FORM NUMBER Orders will be mailed within 10 days of receipt. Please allow adequate time for postal service. If further information is needed, write to the address shown below or call 1-800-551-4123. Material cannot be returned for credit without packing slip with return information within 30 days of delivery .
yellow blue 8-14 ✍ NOTES.
9- yellow blue 9-1 Section 9 Index A ccessory Power Outlet 2 - 48 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adapter Kit, CD 3 - 1 1, 3 - 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adding Equipment to the Outside of Y our V ehicle 6 - 3 .
yellow blue 9-2 Brake Adjustment 6 - 34 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fluid 6 - 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Cylinder 6 - 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
yellow blue 9-3 Interior Plastic Components 6 - 51 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Outside of Y our V ehicle 6 - 52 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Special Problems 6 - 50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
yellow blue 9-4 Driving City 4 - 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Defensive 4 - 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drunken 4 - 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
yellow blue 9-5 Finish Damage 6 - 55 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . First Gear , Automatic Transaxle 2 - 23, 2 - 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . First Gear , Manual Transaxle 2 - 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
yellow blue 9-6 Inspections Brake System 7 - 36 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caliper/Knuckle 7 - 36 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Engine Cooling System 7 - 35 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
yellow blue 9-7 Interior 2 - 44 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Low Coolant W arning 2 - 70 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oil Pressure 2 - 73 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
yellow blue 9-8 O dometer 2 - 64 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Odometer, T rip 2 - 64 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Off - Road Recovery 4 - 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
yellow blue 9-9 Reclining Front Seatbacks 1 - 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recreational V ehicle T owing 4 - 29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Refrigerants, Air Conditioning 6 - 63 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
yellow blue 9-10 Seats (Continued) Restraint Systems 1 - 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seat Controls 1 - 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Securing a Child Restraint 1 - 46, 1 - 48, 1 - 50 .
yellow blue 9-1 1 Third Gear , Automatic T ransaxle 2 - 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Third Gear, Manual T ransaxle 2 - 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T ilt Steering Wheel 2 - 35 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
yellow blue 9-12 TTY Users 8 - 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T urn Signal and Lane Change Signals 2 - 36 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T urn Signal/Multifunction Lever 2 - 35 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
An important point after buying a device Chevrolet 1999 Cavalier (or even before the purchase) is to read its user manual. We should do this for several simple reasons:
If you have not bought Chevrolet 1999 Cavalier yet, this is a good time to familiarize yourself with the basic data on the product. First of all view first pages of the manual, you can find above. You should find there the most important technical data Chevrolet 1999 Cavalier - thus you can check whether the hardware meets your expectations. When delving into next pages of the user manual, Chevrolet 1999 Cavalier you will learn all the available features of the product, as well as information on its operation. The information that you get Chevrolet 1999 Cavalier will certainly help you make a decision on the purchase.
If you already are a holder of Chevrolet 1999 Cavalier, but have not read the manual yet, you should do it for the reasons described above. You will learn then if you properly used the available features, and whether you have not made any mistakes, which can shorten the lifetime Chevrolet 1999 Cavalier.
However, one of the most important roles played by the user manual is to help in solving problems with Chevrolet 1999 Cavalier. Almost always you will find there Troubleshooting, which are the most frequently occurring failures and malfunctions of the device Chevrolet 1999 Cavalier along with tips on how to solve them. Even if you fail to solve the problem, the manual will show you a further procedure – contact to the customer service center or the nearest service center