1997 Pontiac Grand Am Owner's Manual

1997 Pontiac Grand Am owners manual
Year:
1997
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Grand Am
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
18.14 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
2
Seats and Restraint Systems
8
Seats and Seat Controls
9
Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone
14
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
19
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
20
Driver Positions
20
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
27
Right Front Passenger Position
28
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
28
Rear Seat Passengers
34
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
38
Center Passenger Position
40
Children
42
Child Restraints
44
Larger Children
52
Safety Belt Extender
55
Checking Your Restraint Systems
55
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
55
Features and Controls
56
Keys
57
Door Locks
59
Keyless Entry System (If Equipped)
62
Trunk
65
Theft
67
Passlock
68
New Vehicle \Break-In\
68
Ignition Positions
69
Starting Your Engine
71
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
74
Automatic Transaxle Operation
76
Manual Transaxle Operation
80
Parking Brake
83
Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transaxle Models Only)
84
Shifting Out of PARK (P) (Automatic Transaxle Models Only)
86
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transaxle Only)
86
Parking Over Things That Burn
87
Engine Exhaust
87
Running Your Engine While You’re Parked (Automatic Transaxle)
88
Windows
89
Tilt Wheel (If Equipped)
90
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
90
Exterior Lamps
98
Mirrors
103
Storage Compartments
105
Accessory Power Outlet
107
Garment Hook
108
Sunroof (If Equipped)
108
The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System
109
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
113
Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
126
Comfort Controls
127
Climate Control System
127
Climate Control System with Air Conditioning
128
Air Conditioning
130
Heating
130
Defrosting and Defogging
131
Rear Window Defogger (If Equipped)
131
Ventilation System
132
Audio Systems
133
Setting the Clock for AM-FM Stereo
133
Setting the Clock for All Systems Except AM-FM Stereo
133
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player (If Equipped)
135
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and Equalizer (If Equipped)
138
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Equalizer (If Equipped)
142
Remote Cassette Tape Player (If Equipped)
144
Theft-Deterrent Feature
146
Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)
148
Understanding Radio Reception
148
Tips About Your Audio System
149
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
150
Care of Your Compact Discs
151
Fixed Mast Antenna
151
Your Driving and the Road
152
Defensive Driving
153
Drunken Driving
154
Control of a Vehicle
157
Braking
157
Steering
162
Off-Road Recovery
164
Passing
164
Loss of Control
166
Driving at Night
167
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
169
City Driving
172
Freeway Driving
173
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
174
Highway Hypnosis
175
Hill and Mountain Roads
175
Winter Driving
177
Recreational Vehicle Towing
181
Loading Your Vehicle
184
Towing a Trailer
186
Problems on the Road
194
Hazard Warning Flashers
195
Other Warning Devices
195
Jump Starting
196
Towing Your Vehicle
201
Engine Overheating
207
If a Tire Goes Flat
215
Changing a Flat Tire
216
Compact Spare Tire
226
If You’re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
227
Service and Appearance Care
228
Service
229
Fuel
230
Fuels in Foreign Countries
231
Filling Your Tank
232
Checking Things Under the Hood
235
Engine Oil
239
Air Cleaner
245
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
246
Manual Transaxle Fluid
248
Hydraulic Clutch
250
Engine Coolant
251
Surge Tank Pressure Cap
255
Thermostat
255
Power Steering Fluid
255
Windshield Washer Fluid
256
Brakes
257
Battery
261
Bulb Replacement
262
Halogen Bulbs
262
Appearance Care
276
Cleaning the Inside of Your Pontiac
277
Cleaning the Outside of Your Pontiac
281
Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped)
282
Cleaning Tires
282
Sheet Metal Damage
282
Finish Damage
283
Appearance Care Materials Chart
284
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
285
Electrical System
285
Replacement Bulbs
290
Capacities and Specifications
291
Air Conditioning Refrigerants
292
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
292
Dimensions
292
Maintenance Schedule
294
Introduction
295
Your Vehicle and the Environment
295
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
297
Selecting the Right Schedule
297
Footnotes
300
At Each Fuel Fill
334
At Least Once a Month
334
At Least Twice a Year
335
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
338
Exhaust System Inspection
338
Radiator and Heater Hose Inspection
338
Throttle Linkage Inspection
338
Brake System Inspection
339
Caliper/Knuckle Maintenance Inspection
339
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
340
Part E: Maintenance Record
342
Customer Assistance Information
344
Pontiac Cares
345
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
346
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
348
Pontiac Roadside Assistance Program
349
GM Participation in an Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
352
Warranty Information
353
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
353
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
354
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
354
Ordering Service and Owner Publications in Canada
354
Index
359

FAQ about the 1997 Pontiac Grand Am Manual

What contains the 1997 Grand Am manual?

The Pontiac Grand Am owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Pontiac to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Pontiac Grand Am. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Pontiac Grand Am 1997 owner's manual:

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

Where to download the 1997 Pontiac Grand Am Owners Manual?

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The Pontiac Grand Am (1997) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 1997 is available in English.

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