1998 Pontiac Grand Am Owner's Manual

1998 Pontiac Grand Am owners manual
Year:
1998
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Grand Am
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
16.11 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
19
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
20
Driver Position
20
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
27
Right Front Passenger Position
28
Supplemental Restraint System
28
Rear Seat Passengers
35
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides
38
Center Passenger Position
40
Children
42
Child Restraints
45
Larger Children
56
Safety Belt Extender
59
Checking Your Restraint Systems
59
Replacing Restraint System Parts
59
Features and Controls
62
Keys
63
Door Locks
65
Keyless Entry System
68
Trunk
72
Theft
73
Passlock@
74
New Vehicle “Break-In’’
75
Ignition Positions
75
Starting Your Engine
77
Engine Coolant Heater
80
Automatic Transaxle Operation
82
Manual Transaxle Operation
86
Parking Brake
88
Shifting Into PARK
89
Shifting Out of PARK
91
Parking Your Vehicle
91
Parking Over Things That Burn
92
Engine Exhaust
92
Running Your Engine
93
Windows
94
Tilt Wheel
95
Turn SignaVMultifunction Lever
95
Exterior Lamps
103
Interior Lamps
105
Mirrors
108
Storage Compartments
109
Accessory Power Outlet
111
Sunroof (If Equipped)
112
The Instrument Panel
113
Warning Lights
117
Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
132
Comfort Controls
133
Climate Control System
133
Air Conditioning
134
Heating
135
Defrosting and Defogging
135
Rear Window Defogger
136
Ventilation System
137
Audio Systems
138
Setting the Clock for AM-FM Stereo
138
Setting the Clock for All Systems
138
AM-FM Stereo
138
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player
140
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player
143
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player
147
Remote Cassette Tape Player
149
Theft-Deterrent Feature
151
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
153
Understanding Radio Reception
154
Tips About Your Audio System
154
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
155
Care of Your Compact Discs
156
Care of Your Compact Disc
156
Fixed Mast Antenna
156
Your Driving and the Road
158
Defensive Driving
159
Drunken Driving
160
Control of a Vehicle
163
Steering
167
Off-Road Recovery
170
Passing
170
Loss of Control
171
Driving at Night
173
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
175
City Driving
178
Freeway Driving
179
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
180
Highway Hypnosis
181
Hill and Mountain Roads
181
Winter Driving
183
Recreational Vehicle Towing
187
Loading Your Vehicle
190
Towing a Trailer
192
Problems on the Road
200
Hazard Warning Flashers
201
Other Warning Devices
201
Jump Starting
202
Towing Your Vehicle
207
Engine Overheating
213
If a Tire Goes Flat
222
Changing a Flat Tire
222
Compact Spare Tire
232
If You’re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
233
Service and Appearance Care
234
Service
235
Fuel
236
Fuels in Foreign Countries
238
Filling Your Tank
238
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
241
Checking Things Under the Hood
241
Checking Things Under the Hood
241
Engine Oil
246
Air Cleaner
252
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
253
Manual Transaxle Fluid
256
Hydraulic Clutch
257
Engine Coolant
258
Thermostat
262
Power Steering Fluid
262
Windshield Washer Fluid
263
Brakes
264
Battery
269
Bulb Replacement
269
Tires
275
Appearance Care
283
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
284
Care of Safety Belts
286
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
287
Finish Damage
289
Appearance Care Materials Chart
290
Vehicle Identification Number
291
Electrical System
292
Replacement Bulbs
297
Capacities and Specifications
298
Air Conditioning Refrigerants
298
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
299
Vehicle Dimensions
299
Maintenance Schedule
302
Introduction
303
Scheduled Maintenance Services
305
Short Trip City Definition
306
Short Trip City Intervals
306
Long Trip Highway Definition
307
LongTrip Highway Intervals
307
Short Trip City Maintenance Schedule
309
Long Trip Highway Maintenance Schedule
322
Owner Checks and Services
331
Periodic Maintenance Inspections
335
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
337
Maintenance Record
339
Customer Assistance Information
344
Pontiac Cares
345
What Makes Up Pontiac Cares?
346
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
346
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone
348
Pontiac Roadside Assistance Program
349
Canadian Roadside Assistance
350
Pontiac Courtesy Transportation
351
GM Participation in an Alternative Dispute
352
Warranty Information
353
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
354
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Gov.
353
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
354
Ordering Service and Owner Publications
354
Index
358

FAQ about the 1998 Pontiac Grand Am Manual

What contains the 1998 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 1998 owner's manual:

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

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The Pontiac Grand Am (1998) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 1998 is available in English.

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