2000 Chevrolet Express Owner's Manual

2000 Chevrolet Express owners manual
Year:
2000
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Express
Rating:
(9)

Online manual

Size:
2.74 MB

Table of Contents

2000 Chevrolet Express Van Cover
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Copyright General Motors Corporation 1999
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Table of Contents
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1: Seats and Restraints Sytems
3
2: Features and Controls
3
3: Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
4
4: Your Driving and the Road
4
5: Problems on the Road
4
6: Service and Appearance Car
5
7: Maintenance Schedule
5
8: Customer Assistance Informations
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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
Manual Front Seats
14
Getting Into the Rear Seats
17
Removing the Rear Seat
17
Why Safety Belts Work
24
Here Are Questions Many People Ask
27
About Safety Belts
27
Lap-Shoulder Belt
28
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
30
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
36
How the Air Bag System Works
41
Where are the air bags?
41
When should an air bag inflate?
42
What makes an air bag inflate?
42
How does an air bag restrain?
43
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
43
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle Adding Equipment to Your Air
45
Lap-Shoulder Belt
47
Smaller Children and Babies (Except Cargo Vans with Passenger Air Bags)
54
Where to Put the Restraint (Except Cargo Vans and Cab and Chassis Models)
62
Where to Put the Restraint (Cargo Vans and Cab and Chassis Models) Top Strap
63
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
65
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Seat Position
67
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
69
Larger Children
72
Safety Belt Extender
75
Checking Your Restraint Systems
75
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
75
Section 2 Features and Controls
77
Keys
78
Door Locks
79
Power Door Locks (Option)
80
Rear Door Security Lock
81
Keyless Entry System (If Equipped)
82
Operation
83
Matching Transmitter(s) To Your Vehicle
84
Battery Replacement
84
Resynchronization
85
Sliding Side Door (Option)
86
60/40 Swing-Out Side Door
88
Rear Doors
90
Theft
91
Key in the Ignition
91
Parking at Night
92
Parking Lots
92
Passlock
92
New Vehicle “Break-In” Ignition Positions
93
Starting Your Gasoline Engine
94
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
96
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
96
Automatic Transmission Operation
97
Parking Brake
100
Shifting Into PARK (P)
101
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
103
Torque Lock
103
Shifting Out of PARK (P) Parking Over Things That Burn
104
Engine Exhaust Running Your Engine While You’re Parked
105
Locking Rear Axle
106
Windows
106
Manual Windows
106
Power Windows (Option)
106
Swing-Out Windows
107
Horn
109
Tilt Wheel (Option)
109
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
109
Turn Signal and Lane Change Signals
110
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
110
Windshield Wipers
111
Windshield Washer Cruise Control (Option)
112
Setting Cruise Control Resuming a Set Speed
113
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
114
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
114
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
114
Using Cruise Control on Hills
114
Ending Cruise Control
114
Erasing Speed Memory
114
Exterior Lamps
115
Headlamps On Reminder
116
Daytime Running Lamps
116
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp
117
Interior Lamps
117
Dome Lamps
117
Reading Lamps (Option)
118
Mirrors
119
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
119
Outside Mirrors
119
Electric Outside Rearview Mirrors (Option)
119
Heated Outside Rearview Mirrors (If Equipped)
120
Convex Outside Mirror
120
Camper-Type Mirrors (If Equipped)
121
Storage Compartments Cigarette Lighter/Ashtray
122
Sun Visors
123
Visor Vanity Mirror (Option)
123
Accessory Power Outlets
123
The Instrument Panel
124
Your Information System
124
Instrument Panel Cluster
125
Speedometer
126
Trip Odometer
126
Electronic Road-Speed Governor (Gasoline Engines) (Option)
127
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
127
Safety Belt Reminder Light Air Bag Readiness Light
128
Charging System Light
129
Voltmeter
130
Brake System Warning Light
130
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
132
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light) (4.3L, 5.0L & 5.7L Engines and 7.4L California Gasoline Engine)
133
If the Light Is Flashing
134
If the Light Is On Steady
135
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
136
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light) (7.4L Gasoline Engine -- Except California)
136
Oil Pressure Gage
137
Security Light Daytime Running Lamps Indicator Light
138
Check Gages Light
138
Fuel Gage
139
Heater Controls
142
Fan Knob
142
Temperature Knob
142
Fan Knob
143
Temperature Knob
143
Mode Knob
143
Rear Heater (Without Air Conditioning)
144
Rear Air Conditioning and Rear Heater
145
Rear Window Defogger (If Equipped)
147
Setting the Clock for Systems with SET Button
149
Setting the Clock for Systems with HR and MN Buttons
149
AM-FM Stereo
149
Playing the Radio
149
Finding a Station
150
Setting the Tone
151
Adjusting the Speakers
151
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player (If Equipped)
151
Playing the Radio
151
Finding a Station
152
Setting the Tone
153
Adjusting the Speakers
153
Playing a Cassette Tape
153
CD Adapter Kits
154
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
154
Playing the Radio
154
Finding a Station
155
Setting the Tone
156
Adjusting the Speakers
157
Playing a Cassette Tape
157
CD Adapter Kits
159
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
159
Playing the Radio
159
Finding a Station
160
Setting the Tone
161
Adjusting the Speakers
162
Playing a Compact Disc
162
Remote Compact Disc Player (If Equipped)
164
Theft-Deterrent Feature (If Equipped)
166
Activating the Theft- Deterrent Feature
166
Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss
167
Disabling the Theft- Deterrent Feature
167
Understanding Radio Reception
168
AM
168
FM Stereo
168
Tips About Your Audio System
168
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
169
Care of Your Compact Discs
171
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
171
Power Antenna Mast Care
171
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
173
Defensive Driving
174
Using Anti- Lock
181
Driving on Curves
181
Steering in Emergencies
182
Off-Road Recovery
183
Skidding
185
Hydroplaning Driving Through Deep Standing Water
190
Driving Through Flowing Water
191
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
191
City Driving
191
Freeway Driving
192
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
194
Driving on Snow or Ice
198
If You’re Caught in a Blizzard
199
Payload
204
Trailering Package
204
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
206
Weight of the Trailer
206
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
207
Total Weight on Your Vehicle’s Tires
208
Hitches
208
Safety Chains
209
Trailer Brakes Driving with a Trailer
210
Following Distance
211
Passing
211
Backing Up
211
Making Turns
212
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
212
Driving On Grades
212
Parking on Hills When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
213
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
213
Trailer Wiring Harness
214
Section 5 Problems on the Road
217
Hazard Warning Flashers
218
Other Warning Devices
219
Jump Starting
219
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
226
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
230
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
233
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
238
Removing the Wheel Covers and Locking Wheel Nuts
242
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
243
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
253
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
255
Service
256
Doing Your Own Service Work
256
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
257
Fuel (Gasoline Engine)
257
Fuels in Foreign Countries (Gasoline Engines) Filling Your Tank (Gasoline Engine)
259
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
261
Checking Things Under the Hood
262
Noise Control System
265
Tampering With Noise Control System Prohibited
265
Engine Oil (Gasoline Engine)
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 Air Cleaner/Filter (Gasoline Engines)
270
Automatic Transmission Fluid
272
When to Check and Change
272
How to Check
272
Checking Transmission Fluid Cold
273
Checking the Fluid Level
273
How to Add Fluid
275
Rear Axle
275
When to Check and Change Lubricant
275
How to Check Lubricant
275
What to Use
275
Engine Coolant
276
What to Use
276
Checking Coolant
278
Adding Coolant
278
Radiator Pressure Cap Power Steering Fluid
279
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
279
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
280
What to Use
280
Windshield Washer Fluid
280
What to Use
280
Adding Washer Fluid
280
Brakes
281
Brake Fluid
281
Checking Brake Fluid
282
What to Add
283
Brake Wear
283
Brake Pedal Travel
284
Brake Adjustment
284
Replacing Brake System Parts
285
Battery
285
Vehicle Storage
285
Bulb Replacement
286
Halogen Bulbs
286
Headlamps
286
Sealed Beam Headlamp
286
Composite Headlamps
287
Front Parking/Turn Signal Lamps
288
Sidemarker Lamps
289
Taillamps
290
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
293
Tires
294
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
295
When to Check
296
How to Check
296
Tire Inspection and Rotation
296
When It’s Time for New Tires
298
Dual Tire Operation Buying New Tires
299
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
300
Treadwear
301
Traction
301
AA, A, B, C
301
Temperature
301
A, B, C
301
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
302
Wheel Replacement
302
Used Replacement Wheels
303
Tire Chains
304
Appearance Care
304
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
305
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
305
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
305
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
306
Cleaning Vinyl
306
Cleaning Leather
307
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
307
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
307
Care of Safety Belts
307
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
307
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
308
Weatherstrips
308
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
308
Washing Your Vehicle
308
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
309
Finish Care
309
Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Parts
309
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped)
310
Cleaning Tires
310
Sheet Metal Damage
310
Finish Damage
311
Underbody Maintenance
311
Chemical Paint Spotting
311
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
312
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
313
Engine Identification
313
Service Parts Identification Label
313
Electrical System
314
Add-On Electrical Equipment
314
Headlamp Wiring
314
Windshield Wiper Fuses
314
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
315
Engine Compartment Fuse Relay Center
318
Replacement Bulbs
319
Capacities and Specifications
320
Replacement Parts
320
Engine Identification -- Gasoline Engines
320
Wheel Nut Torque
321
Cooling System Capacity (Approximate)
321
Crankcase Capacity (Approximate)
321
Fuel Tank Capacity (Approximate)
322
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
322
Your Vehicle and the Environment
326
Maintenance Requirements
326
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
328
Short Trip/City Definition & Intervals
329
Short Trip/City Intervals (Cont'd)
330
Long Trip/Highway Definition & Intervals
331
Long Trip/Highway Defintion & Intervals (Cont'd)
332
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
333
Engine Oil Level Check
372
Engine Coolant Level Check
372
Tire Inflation Check
372
Restraint System Check
373
Wiper Blade Check
373
Spare Tire Check
373
Weatherstrip Lubrication
373
Key Lock Cylinders Service
373
Body Lubrication Service
373
Starter Switch Check Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check
374
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
375
Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARK (P) Mechanism Check
375
Steering and Suspension Inspection
376
Exhaust System Inspection
376
Engine Cooling System Inspection
376
Throttle System Inspection (Gasoline Engine)
377
Rear Axle Service
377
Brake System Inspection
377
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
378
Part E: Maintenance Record
381
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
385
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
386
United States
388
Canada
389
All Overseas Locations
389
Caribbean Numbers
389
Plan Ahead When Possible
392
Transportation Options
392
Shuttle Service
392
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
392
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
393
Additional Program Information
393
Warranty Information
393
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
394
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
394
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS Ordering Service and Owner Publications in Canada
395

FAQ about the 2000 Chevrolet Express Manual

What contains the 2000 Express manual?

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

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Express
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

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