2000 Chevrolet Astro Owner's Manual

2000 Chevrolet Astro owners manual
Year:
2000
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Astro
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
2.7 MB

Table of Contents

- 2000 Chevrolet Astro (M/L Van)
1
1: Seats and Restraint Systems
3
2: Features and Controls
3
3: Comfort Controls & Audio Systems
4
4: Your Driving & the Road
4
5: Problems on the Road
4
6: Service Appearance Care
5
7: Maintenance Schedule
5
8: Customer Assistance Information
6
For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French Language Manual:
7
How to Use this Manual
8
Safety Warnings and Symbols
8
Vehicle Damage Warnings
9
Model Reference
11
Service Station Guide
12
Section 1: Seats and Restraints Systems
13
Seats and Seat Controls
14
Manual Front Seats
14
Way Front Seat
14
Manual Lumbar Support (If Equipped) Power Seats (If Equipped)
15
Reclining Seatbacks
16
Head Restraints
17
Seatback Latches (Non- Touring Bench Seats)
17
Rear Seats
19
Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone
25
Why Safety Belts Work
26
Here Are Questions Many People Ask
29
About Safety Belts
29
and the Answers
29
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
30
Adults
30
Driver Position
30
Lap-Shoulder Belt
30
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
38
Right Front Passenger Position
39
Air Bag System
39
How the Air Bag System Works
41
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle Adding Equipment to Your Air
45
Bag-Equipped Vehicle
45
Rear Seat Passengers
46
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
46
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
49
Center Passenger Position (Bench Seat)
51
Lap Belt
51
Children
53
Smaller Children and Babies (Except Cargo Vans)
53
Smaller Children and Babies (Cargo Vans)
55
Child Restraints
57
Where to Put the Restraint (Except Cargo Vans)
60
Where to Put the Restraint (Cargo Vans)
61
Top Strap
62
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
64
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Seat Position (Bench Seat)
66
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
68
Larger Children
71
Safety Belt Extender Checking Your Restraint Systems
74
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
75
Section 2: Features and Controls
76
Keys
77
Front Doors Rear Doors
79
Door Locks
81
Power Door Locks (If Equipped)
82
Leaving Your Vehicle
82
Keyless Entry System (Option)
83
Operation
84
Matching Transmitter(s) To Your Vehicle
84
Battery Replacement
85
Sliding Door
86
Sliding Door Security Lock
87
Canceling the Sliding Door Security Lock
87
Hatch
89
Hatch Release
89
Theft
90
Key in the Ignition
90
Parking at Night
90
Parking Lots
90
Passlock
91
New Vehicle “Break-In”
91
Ignition Positions
92
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
93
Starting Your Engine
93
Fuel Regulator
94
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
95
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
95
Automatic Transmission Operation
96
Tow/Haul Mode Selector Switch
99
Parking Brake
99
Shifting Into PARK (P)
100
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
102
Torque Lock
102
Shifting Out of PARK (P) Parking Over Things That Burn
103
Engine Exhaust Running Your Engine While You’re Parked
104
Locking Rear Axle
105
All-Wheel Drive (Option)
105
Windows
106
Manual Windows
106
Power Windows (Option)
106
Swing-Out Windows
107
Horn
108
Tilt Wheel (If Equipped)
108
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
108
Turn and Lane Change Signals
109
Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer
110
Flash-to-Pass
110
Windshield Wipers
110
Windshield Washer
111
Cruise Control (Option)
112
Exterior Lamps
114
Automatic Headlamp System
115
Lamps On Reminder
115
Daytime Running Lamps
115
Interior Lamps
116
Instrument Panel Intensity Control
116
Exit Lighting
116
Illuminated Entry
116
Dome Lamps
117
Battery Run-Down Protection
117
Mirrors
117
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
117
Outside Manual Adjust Mirror
117
Power Remote Control Mirror (If Equipped) Convex Outside Mirror
118
Storage Compartments
119
Overhead Console (Option)
121
Convenience Net (Option)
126
Luggage Carrier (Option)
126
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
127
Sun Visors
128
Visor Vanity Mirror (If Equipped)
128
Accessory Power Outlets
128
HomeLink
129
Transmitter (Option)
129
Programming the Transmitter
129
Operating the Transmitter Training a Garage Opener with a
131
“Rolling Code” Feature (If Equipped)
131
Erasing Channels
132
Accessories
132
The Instrument Panel
133
Your Information System
133
Instrument Panel Cluster
135
Speedometer and Odometer
136
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
136
Safety Belt Reminder Light
137
Air Bag Readiness Light
137
Charging System Indicator Light
138
Voltmeter
139
Brake System Warning Light
139
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
140
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage Malfunction Indicator Lamp
141
(Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada)
141
Oil Pressure Gage
144
Security Light
145
Service AWD Light (If Equipped) Daytime Running Lamps Indicator Light
146
Check Gages Light
146
Fuel Gage
147
Section 3: Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
148
Comfort Controls
149
Heating/Air Conditioning System
149
Heating System
150
Rear Heating System (Option)
151
Rear Air Conditioning System (Option) Air Conditioning
152
Heating
153
Defrosting
153
Ventilation System
153
Rear Window Defogger (Option)
155
Audio Systems
156
Setting the Clock for Systems with SET Button
156
Setting the Clock for Systems with HR and MN Buttons
156
AM-FM Stereo
157
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player (If Equipped)
159
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
162
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
166
Rear Seat Audio (If Equipped)
171
Remote Compact Disc Player (If Equipped)
173
Theft-Deterrent Feature (If Equipped)
175
Understanding Radio Reception
177
Tips About Your Audio System
177
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
178
Care of Your Compact Discs
180
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
180
Fixed Mast Antenna
180
Section 4: Your Driving and the Road
181
Defensive Driving
182
Drunken Driving
183
Control of a Vehicle Braking
186
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
187
Braking in Emergencies
189
Steering
189
Power Steering
189
Steering Tips
189
Steering in Emergencies
190
Off-Road Recovery
191
Passing
192
Loss of Control
193
Skidding
193
Driving at Night
194
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
196
Hydroplaning
197
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
198
Driving Through Flowing Water
198
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
198
City Driving
199
Freeway Driving
200
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
201
Highway Hypnosis Hill and Mountain Roads
202
Winter Driving
204
Driving on Snow or Ice
204
If You’re Caught in a Blizzard
206
Recreational Vehicle Towing
207
Loading Your Vehicle
208
Payload
210
Trailering Package
210
Add-On Equipment
210
Towing a Trailer
211
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
212
Weight of the Trailer
213
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
214
Total Weight on Your Vehicle’s Tires
215
Hitches Safety Chains
215
Trailer Brakes Driving with a Trailer
216
Following Distance
217
Passing
217
Backing Up
217
Making Turns
218
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
218
Driving On Grades
218
Parking on Hills When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
219
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
219
Trailer Wiring Harness
220
Section 5: Problems on the Road
222
Hazard Warning Flashers
223
Other Warning Devices
224
Jump Starting
224
Towing Your Vehicle
228
Engine Overheating
228
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
229
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
230
Cooling System
231
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
233
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
236
Engine Fan Noise If a Tire Goes Flat
239
Changing a Flat Tire
240
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
241
Removing the Wheel Covers
244
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
245
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
252
Compact Spare Tire
253
If You’re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
254
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
255
Section 6: Service and Appearance Care
256
Service
257
Doing Your Own Service Work
257
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
258
Fuel
258
Fuels in Foreign Countries Filling Your Tank
260
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
262
Checking Things Under the Hood
263
Hood Release
263
Engine Oil
266
Checking Engine Oil
266
When to Add Engine Oil
267
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
268
Engine Oil Additives
269
When to Change Engine Oil
269
What to Do with Used Oil
270
Engine Cover
270
Removing the Engine Cover
270
Installing the Engine Cover
274
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
274
Automatic Transmission Fluid
275
When to Check and Change
275
How to Check
276
How to Add Fluid
278
All-Wheel Drive
279
Transfer Case
279
Front Axle
280
Rear Axle
280
When to Check and Change Lubricant
280
How to Check Lubricant
280
What to Use
281
Engine Coolant
281
What to Use
281
Checking Coolant
283
Radiator Pressure Cap
284
Power Steering Fluid
285
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
285
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
285
What to Use
285
Windshield Washer Fluid
286
What to Use
286
Adding Washer Fluid
286
Brakes
287
Brake Fluid
287
Brake Wear
289
Brake Pedal Travel
290
Brake Adjustment
290
Replacing Brake System Parts
290
Battery
290
Vehicle Storage
291
Bulb Replacement
291
Halogen Bulbs
291
Headlamps
292
Front Turn Signal Lamps
295
Taillamps
296
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
297
Tires
298
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
298
Tire Inspection and Rotation
299
Buying New Tires
301
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
302
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
303
Wheel Replacement
303
Tire Chains
305
Appearance Care
306
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
306
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
306
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
307
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
307
Cleaning Vinyl
308
Cleaning Leather
308
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
308
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
308
Care of Safety Belts
308
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
309
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield, Backglass and Wiper Blades
309
Weatherstrips
309
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
309
Washing Your Vehicle
309
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
310
Finish Care
310
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped)
311
Cleaning Tires
311
Sheet Metal Damage
311
Finish Damage
312
Underbody Maintenance
312
Chemical Paint Spotting
312
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
313
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
314
Engine Identification
314
Service Parts Identification Label
314
Electrical System
315
Add-On Electrical Equipment
315
Headlamp Wiring
315
Windshield Wiper Fuses
315
Power Windows and Other Power Options
315
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
316
Replacement Bulbs
322
Capacities and Specifications
323
Engine Specifications
323
Wheel and Tires
323
Cooling System Capacity
323
Crankcase Capacity
323
Fuel Tank Capacity
323
Transmission Capacity
323
Front Axle Capacity
324
Rear Axle Capacity
324
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
324
Vehicle Dimensions*
324
Section 7: Maintenance Schedule
325
Introduction
326
Your Vehicle and the Environment
326
Maintenance Requirements
326
How This Section is Organized
327
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
328
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
328
Selecting the Right Schedule
328
Short Trip/City Definition Short Trip/City Intervals
329
Short Trip/City Intervals
330
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
332
Footnotes
332
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
333
Footnotes
354
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
367
At Each Fuel Fill At Least Once a Month
367
At Least Twice a Year
368
At Least Once a Year
369
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
372
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
372
Exhaust System Inspection
372
Engine Cooling System Inspection
372
Throttle System Inspection
373
Drive Axle Service
373
Transfer Case (All-Wheel Drive) Inspection
373
Brake System Inspection
373
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
374
Part E: Maintenance Record
376
Section 8: Customer Assistance Information
379
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
380
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
382
Customer Assistance Offices
382
United States
382
Canada
383
All Overseas Locations
383
Caribbean Numbers
383
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
383
Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program
384
Canadian Roadside Assistance
385
Courtesy Transportation
386
Plan Ahead When Possible
386
Transportation Options
386
Additional Program Information
387
Warranty Information
387
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
388
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
388
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS Ordering Service and Owner Publications in Canada
389

FAQ about the 2000 Chevrolet Astro Manual

What contains the 2000 Astro manual?

The Chevrolet Astro owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Chevrolet to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Chevrolet Astro. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Chevrolet Astro 2000 owner's manual:

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Astro, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

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