2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner's Manual

2000 Chevrolet Cavalier owners manual
Year:
2000
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Cavalier
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(3)

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2.65 MB

Table of Contents

2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 1st Ed Owner's Manual
1
1: Seats and Restraints
3
2: Features and Controls
3
3: Comfort Controls and Audio
4
4: Your Driving and the Road
4
5: Problems on the Road
4
6: Service and 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
Vehicle Symbols
10
Service Station Guide
11
Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
12
Seats and Seat Controls
13
Manual Front Seats
13
Manual Lumbar Support (If Equipped)
14
Reclining Front Seatbacks
15
Head Restraints
16
Seatback Latches (2-Door Models)
16
Easy Entry Seat (If Equipped) Rear Seats
17
Folding the Rear Seat
17
Safety Belts: They re for Everyone
18
Why Safety Belts Work
20
Here Are Questions Many People Ask
23
About Safety Belts
23
and the Answers
23
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
24
Adults
24
Driver Position
24
Lap-Shoulder Belt
24
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster (4-Door Models)
27
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
32
Right Front Passenger Position
33
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
33
How the Air Bag System Works
35
Where are the air bags?
35
When should an air bag inflate? What makes an air bag inflate?
37
How does an air bag restrain?
37
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
38
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
39
Rear Seat Passengers
40
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
40
Lap-Shoulder Belt
40
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
43
Center Passenger Position
46
Lap Belt
46
Children
47
Smaller Children and Babies
47
Child Restraints
50
Where to Put the Restraint
53
Top Strap
54
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
55
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position
57
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
59
Larger Children
61
Safety Belt Extender
64
Checking Your Restraint Systems
64
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
64
Section 2 Features and Controls
65
Keys
66
Door Locks
68
Power Door Locks (If Equipped) Rear Door Security Lock (4-Door Models)
69
To Use One of These Locks
69
To Open a Rear Door With the Security Lock
70
To Cancel the Rear Door Lock
70
Lockout Prevention (If Equipped)
70
Leaving Your Vehicle
70
Remote Keyless Entry (If Equipped)
71
Operation
72
Radio Personalization Feature
74
Matching Transmitter(s) To Your Vehicle
74
Battery Replacement
74
Replacing the Battery in the Remote Keyless Entry System Transmitter
75
Resynchronization
75
Trunk
76
Remote Trunk Release (If Equipped)
76
Theft
77
Key in the Ignition
77
Parking at Night
77
Parking Lots
77
Passlock
78
New Vehicle Break-In
78
Ignition Positions
79
Key Release Button (Manual Transaxle)
80
Retained Accessory Power
80
Starting Your Engine
81
Automatic Transaxle
81
Manual Transaxle
81
Starting Your 2.2 Liter L4 Engine
81
Starting Your 2.4 Liter L4 Engine
82
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
83
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
84
Automatic Transaxle Operation
85
Forward Gears (3-Speed)
87
Forward Gears (4-Speed)
87
Manual Transaxle Operation
89
Speed
89
Shift Speeds
90
Up-Shift Light (Manual Transaxle)
90
Parking Brake
91
Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transaxle Only)
92
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running (Automatic Transaxle Only)
93
Torque Lock (Automatic Transaxle)
93
Shifting Out of PARK (P) (Automatic Transaxle Only)
93
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transaxle Models Only)
94
Parking Over Things That Burn
94
Engine Exhaust Running Your Engine While You re Parked (Automatic Transaxle)
95
Windows
96
Manual Windows
96
Power Windows (If Equipped)
96
Auto Down Window
97
Lockout Switch
97
Horn
97
Tilt Wheel (If Equipped)
97
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
98
Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator
98
Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer
99
Flash-to-Pass
99
Windshield Wipers
99
Windshield Washer
100
Cruise Control (If Equipped)
101
Setting Cruise Control Resuming a Set Speed
102
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
102
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
103
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
103
Using Cruise Control on Hills
103
Ending Cruise Control
103
Erasing Cruise Speed Memory
103
Exterior Lamps
104
Parking Lamps
104
Headlamps
104
Lamps On Reminder
104
Daytime Running Lamps
105
Fog Lamps (If Equipped)
106
Interior Lamps
106
Instrument Panel Intensity Control
106
Illuminated Entry
106
Front Reading Lamps (If Equipped)
107
Map Lamps (If Equipped)
107
Battery Saver
107
Mirrors
108
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
108
Manual Remote Control Mirror
108
Power Remote Control Mirrors (If Equipped)
108
Convex Outside Mirror Breakaway Mirrors
109
Storage Compartments
110
Center Console Storage Area
110
Center Console Cupholders
110
Convenience Net (If Equipped)
110
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter (If Equipped)
110
Sun Visors
111
Accessory Power Outlet (If Equipped)
111
Sunroof (If Equipped)
111
Convertible Top (If Equipped)
112
Lowering Your Convertible Top
112
Installing the Three Piece Boot
114
Removing the Three Piece Boot
116
Installing the One Piece Boot
118
Removing the One Piece Boot Raising the Convertible Top
120
Lowering the Top Manually
121
Raising the Top Manually
121
The Instrument Panel
124
Your Information System
124
Instrument Panel Cluster
126
Speedometer and Odometer
127
Trip Odometer
127
Tachometer (If Equipped)
128
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
128
Safety Belt Reminder Light
129
Air Bag Readiness Light
129
Charging System Light
130
Brake System Warning Light
131
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
132
Enhanced Traction System Warning Light (If Equipped)
132
Enhanced Traction System Active Light
133
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
134
Low Coolant Warning Light
134
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
135
If the Light Is Flashing
136
If the Light Is On Steady
136
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
137
Oil Pressure Light
138
Service Vehicle Soon Light Passlock
139
Warning Light
139
Up-Shift Light (Manual Transaxle)
140
Check Gages Light
140
Fuel Gage
141
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
142
Comfort Controls
143
Standard Climate Control System
143
Fan Knob
143
Temperature Knob
143
Mode Knob
143
Climate Control System with Air Conditioning (If Equipped)
144
Fan Knob
144
Temperature Knob
144
Mode Knob
144
Air Conditioning Compressor Button
145
Air Conditioning (If Equipped)
145
Heating
146
Defogging and Defrosting
146
Rear Window Defogger (If Equipped)
146
Ventilation System
147
Ventilation Tips
147
Audio Systems
148
Setting the Clock for Systems without Radio Data System
148
Setting the Clock
148
Setting the Clock for Systems with Radio Data System
148
AM FM Stereo
149
Playing the Radio
149
Finding a Station
149
Setting the Tone
150
Adjusting the Speakers
151
Radio Calibration
151
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player (If Equipped)
152
Playing the Radio
152
Finding a Station
152
Setting the Tone
153
Adjusting the Speakers
154
Playing a Cassette Tape
154
Radio Calibration
156
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player (If Equipped)
157
Playing the Radio
157
Finding a Station
157
Setting the Tone
158
Adjusting the Speakers
159
Playing a Compact Disc
159
Radio Calibration
160
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
161
Playing the Radio
161
Finding a Station
161
Setting the Tone
162
Adjusting the Speakers
163
Using RDS Mode
164
Playing a Cassette Tape
166
Tight/Loose Tape Sensor Defeat
168
Playing a Compact Disc
168
Personal Choice Radio Controls (If Equipped)
170
Theft-Deterrent Feature RDS Radios (If Equipped)
171
Theft-Deterrent Feature Non-RDS Radios (If Equipped)
171
Understanding Radio Reception
171
AM
171
FM Stereo
171
Tips About Your Audio System
171
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
172
Care of Your Compact Discs
174
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
174
Fixed Mast Antenna
174
Chime Level Adjustment
174
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
175
Defensive Driving
176
Drunken Driving
177
Control of a Vehicle
180
Braking
180
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
181
Using Anti- Lock
183
Braking in Emergencies
183
Enhanced Traction System
183
Steering
185
Power Steering
185
Steering Tips
185
Driving on Curves
185
Steering in Emergencies
186
Off-Road Recovery Passing
187
Loss of Control
189
Skidding
189
Driving at Night
190
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
192
Hydroplaning
193
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
194
Driving Through Flowing Water
194
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
194
City Driving
195
Freeway Driving
196
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
197
Highway Hypnosis Hill and Mountain Roads
198
Winter Driving
200
Driving on Snow or Ice
201
If You re Caught in a Blizzard
202
Recreational Vehicle Towing
204
Towing Your Vehicle from the Front 3-Speed Automatic Transaxle (With a Dolly)
204
Towing Your Vehicle From the Front 4- Speed Automatic and 5- Speed Manual Transaxle (Without a Dolly)
205
Towing Your Vehicle from the Rear All Transaxles
206
Loading Your Vehicle
206
Towing a Trailer (Models with 2.4L L4 Engine and 4- Speed Automatic Transaxle)
208
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
209
Weight of the Trailer Weight of the Trailer Tongue
210
Total Weight on Your Vehicle s Tires
211
Hitches
211
Safety Chains
212
Trailer Brakes
212
Driving with a Trailer
212
Following Distance
212
Passing
213
Backing Up
213
Making Turns
213
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
213
Driving On Grades Parking on Hills
214
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
215
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
215
Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
215
Towing a Trailer (Except Models with 2.4L L4 Engine and 4- Speed Automatic Transaxle)
215
Section 5 Problems on the Road
216
Hazard Warning Flashers
217
Other Warning Devices
218
Jump Starting
218
Towing Your Vehicle
223
Engine Overheating
224
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
224
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
225
Cooling System
226
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank
228
If a Tire Goes Flat
233
Changing a Flat Tire
234
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
235
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
237
Storing the Flat Tire and Tools
242
Storing the Spare Tire and Tools
243
Compact Spare Tire
244
If You re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
245
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
245
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
247
Service
248
Doing Your Own Service Work
248
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
249
Fuel
249
Fuels in Foreign Countries Filling Your Tank
251
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
253
Checking Things Under the Hood
254
Hood Release
254
2.2L L4 Engine (Code 4)
256
2.4L L4 Engine (Code T)
257
Engine Oil
258
Checking Engine Oil
258
When to Add Engine Oil
259
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
260
Engine Oil Additives
262
When to Change Engine Oil
262
What to Do with Used Oil
262
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
263
Automatic Transaxle Fluid (Three- Speed Only)
264
When to Check and Change
264
How to Check
265
Checking the Fluid Level
265
How to Add Fluid
266
Automatic Transaxle Fluid (Four- Speed Only)
267
Manual Transaxle Fluid
268
Hydraulic Clutch
268
When to Check and What to Use
268
How to Check and Add Fluid
268
Engine Coolant
269
What to Use
270
Checking Coolant
271
Adding Coolant
272
Surge Tank Pressure Cap
272
Power Steering Fluid
273
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
273
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
273
What to Use
273
Windshield Washer Fluid
274
What to Use
274
Adding Washer Fluid
274
Brakes
275
Brake Fluid
275
What to Add
276
Brake Wear
277
Brake Pedal Travel
278
Brake Adjustment
278
Replacing Brake System Parts
278
Battery
279
Vehicle Storage
279
Bulb Replacement
279
Halogen Bulbs
279
Headlamps
280
Front Park and Turn Signal Lamps
282
Taillamps and Rear Turn Signal Lamps
284
Back-Up Lamps
285
Dome Lamp with Integral Reading Lamps
285
Dome Lamp without Integral Reading Lamps
285
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
286
Tires
287
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
288
When to Check
288
How to Check
288
Tire Inspection and Rotation
289
When It s Time for New Tires
290
Buying New Tires
290
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
291
Treadwear
292
Traction AA, A, B, C
292
Temperature A, B, C
292
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
293
Wheel Replacement
293
Used Replacement Wheels
294
Tire Chains
294
Appearance Care
295
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
295
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
295
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
296
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
296
Cleaning Vinyl
297
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
297
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
297
Care of Safety Belts
297
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
298
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
298
Weatherstrips
298
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
299
Washing Your Vehicle
299
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
299
Finish Care
299
Cleaning Your Convertible Top
300
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped)
301
Cleaning Tires
301
Sheet Metal Damage
301
Finish Damage
302
Underbody Maintenance
302
Chemical Paint Spotting
302
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
303
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
304
Engine Identification
304
Service Parts Identification Label
304
Electrical System
305
Add-On Electrical Equipment
305
Headlamp Wiring
305
Windshield Wiper Fuse
305
Power Windows and Other Power Options
305
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
306
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
306
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
308
Replacement Bulbs
309
Capacities and Specifications
309
2.2L Engine Specifications
310
2.4L Engine Specifications
310
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
311
Vehicle Dimensions
311
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
312
Introduction
313
Your Vehicle and the Environment
313
Maintenance Requirements
313
How This Section is Organized
314
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
315
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
315
Selecting the Right Schedule
315
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
316
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
317
Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
331
Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
332
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
340
At Each Fuel Fill
340
Engine Oil Level Check
340
Engine Coolant Level Check
340
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
340
At Least Once a Month
340
Tire Inflation Check
340
Cassette Deck Service
340
At Least Twice a Year
341
Restraint System Check
341
Wiper Blade Check
341
Weatherstrip Lubrication
341
Manual Transaxle Check
341
Automatic Transaxle Check (Three- Speed Only)
341
Automatic Transaxle Inspection (Four- Speed Only)
341
Hydraulic Clutch System Check
341
At Least Once a Year
342
Key Lock Cylinders Service
342
Body Lubrication Service
342
Starter Switch Check
342
Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
343
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
343
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
344
Underbody Flushing Service
344
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
345
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
345
Exhaust System Inspection
345
Engine Cooling System Inspection
345
Throttle System Inspection
345
Brake System Inspection
346
Caliper/Knuckle Maintenance Inspection
346
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
347
Part E: Maintenance Record
349
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
352
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
353
United States
355
Canada
356
All Overseas Locations
356
Caribbean Numbers
356
Plan Ahead When Possible
359
Transportation Options
359
Shuttle Service
359
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
359
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
360
Additional Program Information
360
Warranty Information
360
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
361
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
361
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS Ordering Owner Publications in Canada
362

FAQ about the 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Manual

What contains the 2000 Cavalier manual?

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

  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Cavalier, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

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