2000 Chevrolet Malibu Owner's Manual

2000 Chevrolet Malibu owners manual
Year:
2000
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Malibu
Rating:
(6)

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Size:
2.35 MB

Table of Contents

2000 Chevrolet Malibu Owner's Manual
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24-hour Roadside Assistance
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Copyright General Motors Corporation 1999
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Table of Contents:
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1: Seats and Restraints
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2: Features and Controls
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3: Comfort Controls and Audio
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4: Your Driving and the Road
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5: Problems on the Road
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6: Service and Appearance Care
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7: Maintenance Schedule
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8: Customer Assistance
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For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French Language Manual:
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How to Use this Manual
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Safety Warnings and Symbols
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Vehicle Damage Warnings
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Vehicle Symbols
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Service Station Guide
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Section 1 Seats and Seat Restraints
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Seats and Seat Controls
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Manual Seats
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Way Power Seat (If Equipped)
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Reclining Front Seatbacks
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Head Restraints
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Rear Seats
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Folding Rear Seat
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Safety Belts: They re for Everyone
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Why Safety Belts Work
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Here Are Questions Many People Ask
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About Safety Belts
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and the Answers
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How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
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Adults
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Driver Position
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Lap-Shoulder Belt
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Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
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Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
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Right Front Passenger Position
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Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
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How the Air Bag System Works
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Where are the air bags?
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When should an air bag inflate? What makes an air bag inflate?
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How does an air bag restrain?
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What will you see after an air bag inflates?
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Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
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Rear Seat Passengers
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Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
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Lap-Shoulder Belt
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Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
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Center Passenger Position
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Lap Belt
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Children
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Smaller Children and Babies
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Child Restraints
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Where to Put the Restraint
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Top Strap
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Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
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Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position
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Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
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Larger Children
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Safety Belt Extender
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Checking Your Restraint Systems
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Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
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Section 2 Features and Controls
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Keys
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Door Locks
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Power Door Locks (If Equipped)
68
Door Ajar Reminder
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Rear Door Security Locks
68
Anti-Lockout Protection (If Equipped)
69
Leaving Your Vehicle
69
Keyless Entry System (Option)
70
Operation
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Matching Transmitter(s) To Your Vehicle
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Battery Replacement
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Resynchronization
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Trunk
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Remote Trunk Release
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Remote Trunk Release Lockout
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Theft
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Key in the Ignition
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Parking at Night
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Parking Lots
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Passlock
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New Vehicle Break-In
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Ignition Positions
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Starting Your Engine
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Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
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To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
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Automatic Transaxle Operation
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Second-Gear Start
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Parking Brake
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Shifting Into PARK (P)
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Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
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Torque Lock
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Shifting Out of PARK (P) Parking Over Things That Burn
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Engine Exhaust Running Your Engine While You re Parked
89
Windows
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Manual Windows
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Power Windows (If Equipped)
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Auto-Down Switch
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Lock Out Switch
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Horn
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Tilt Wheel
91
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
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Turn and Lane Change Signals
92
Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer
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Flash-to-Pass
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Windshield Wipers
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Windshield Washer
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Cruise Control (If Equipped)
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Setting Cruise Control
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Resuming a Set Speed
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Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
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Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
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Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
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Using Cruise Control on Hills
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Ending Out of Cruise Control
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Erasing the Cruise Speed Memory
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Exterior Lamps
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Lamps On Reminder
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Daytime Running Lamps
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Automatic Light Control (ALC) Fog Lamps (If Equipped)
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Interior Lamps
100
Instrument Panel Intensity Control
100
Illuminated Entry/Exit System
100
Mirror Reading Lamps (If Equipped)
100
Three-Position Dome Lamp
100
Trunk Lamp
100
Battery Saver
100
Mirrors
101
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
101
Manual Remote Control Mirror
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Power Remote Control Mirror (If Equipped) Convex Outside Mirror
102
Storage Compartments
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Glove Box
103
Instrument Panel Cupholder
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Center Console Storage Area
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Center Console Cupholder
103
Rear Seat Cupholder
103
Convenience Net (If Equipped)
104
Ashtray and Lighter
104
Sun Visors
105
Visor Vanity Mirror
105
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror (If Equipped)
105
Accessory Power Outlet
105
Garment Hook
106
Sunroof (If Equipped)
106
The Instrument Panel
107
Your Information System
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Instrument Panel Cluster
109
Speedometer and Odometer
110
Trip Odometer
110
Tachometer
111
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
111
Safety Belt Reminder Light
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Air Bag Readiness Light
112
Charging System Indicator Light
113
Brake System Warning Light
114
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
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Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
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Low Coolant Warning Light Malfunction Indicator Lamp
116
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
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If the Light Is Flashing
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If the Light Is On Steady
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Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
119
Oil Pressure Light
119
Check Oil Light
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Passlock
120
Warning Light
120
Cruise Light (If Equipped)
121
Low Washer Light
121
Service Vehicle Soon Light
121
Door Ajar Light
121
Fuel Gage
122
Climate Control System with Air Conditioning
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Fan Knob
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Temperature Knob
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Mode Knob
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Air Conditioning Compressor Button
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Recirculation Button
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Outside Air
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Air Conditioning Heating
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Defogging and Defrosting Windows
127
Ventilation Tips
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Audio Systems
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Setting the Clock for Systems without Automatic Tone Control
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Setting the Clock for Systems with Automatic Tone Control
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AM-FM Stereo
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Playing the Radio
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Finding a Station
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Setting the Tone
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Adjusting the Speakers
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AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
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Playing the Radio
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Finding a Station
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Setting the Tone
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Adjusting the Speakers
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Playing a Cassette Tape
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CD Adapter Kits
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AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
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Playing the Radio
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Finding a Station
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Setting the Tone
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Adjusting the Speakers
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Playing a Compact Disc
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Remote Cassette Tape Player (If Equipped)
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Playing a Cassette Tape
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Theft-Deterrent Feature (If Equipped)
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Activating the Theft-Deterrent Feature
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Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss
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Disabling the Theft- Deterrent Feature
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Understanding Radio Reception
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AM
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FM Stereo
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Tips About Your Audio System
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Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
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Care of Your Compact Discs
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Care of Your Compact Disc Player
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Fixed Mast Antenna
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Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
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Defensive Driving
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Drunken Driving
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Control of a Vehicle Braking
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Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
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Using Anti- Lock
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Braking in Emergencies
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Steering
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Power Steering
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Steering Tips
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Driving on Curves
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Steering in Emergencies
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Off-Road Recovery
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Passing
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Loss of Control
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Skidding
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Driving at Night
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Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
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Hydroplaning
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Driving Through Deep Standing Water Driving Through Flowing Water
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Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
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City Driving
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Freeway Driving
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Before Leaving on a Long Trip
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Highway Hypnosis Hill and Mountain Roads
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Winter Driving
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Driving on Snow or Ice
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If You re Caught in a Blizzard
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Recreational Vehicle Towing
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Towing Your Vehicle from the Front
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Towing Your Vehicle from the Rear
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Loading Your Vehicle
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Towing a Trailer
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If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
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Weight of the Trailer
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Weight of the Trailer Tongue
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Total Weight on Your Vehicle s Tires
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Hitches
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Safety Chains
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Trailer Brakes
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Driving with a Trailer Following Distance
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Passing
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Backing Up
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Making Turns
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Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
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Driving On Grades
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Parking on Hills When You Are Ready to Leave After
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Parking on a Hill
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Maintenance When Trailer Towing Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
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Section 5 Problems on the Road
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Hazard Warning Flashers
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Other Warning Devices
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Jump Starting
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Towing Your Vehicle
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Engine Overheating
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If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
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How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank
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Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
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Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
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Storing the Spare Tire and Tools
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Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
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Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
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Service
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Doing Your Own Service Work
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Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
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Fuel
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Fuels in Foreign Countries Filling Your Tank
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Filling a Portable Fuel Container
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Checking Things Under the Hood
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Hood Release
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3100 V6 (CODE J) Engine
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Engine Oil
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Checking Engine Oil
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When to Add Engine Oil
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What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
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Engine Oil Additives
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When to Change Engine Oil
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What to Do with Used Oil
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Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
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Automatic Transaxle Fluid
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Engine Coolant
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What to Use
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Checking Coolant
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Adding Coolant
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Surge Tank Pressure Cap
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Power Steering Fluid
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When to Check Power Steering Fluid
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How to Check Power Steering Fluid
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What to Use
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Windshield Washer Fluid
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What to Use
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Adding Washer Fluid
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Brakes
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Brake Fluid
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What to Add
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Brake Wear
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Brake Pedal Travel
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Brake Adjustment
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Replacing Brake System Parts
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Battery
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Vehicle Storage
241
Bulb Replacement
241
Halogen Bulbs
241
Headlamps
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Front Exterior Bulbs
243
Front Turn Signal Lamp Bulb Replacement
244
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) (Interior Mounted)
245
Rear Exterior Lamps Tail/Stop/Turn Signal/Back-Up Lamps
246
Dome Lamp
248
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
249
Tires
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Inflation -- Tire Pressure
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When to Check
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How to Check
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Tire Inspection and Rotation
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When It s Time for New Tires
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Buying New Tires
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Uniform Tire Quality Grading
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Treadwear
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Traction AA, A, B, C
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Temperature A, B, C
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Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
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Wheel Replacement
256
Used Replacement Wheels
257
Tire Chains
258
Appearance Care
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Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
259
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
259
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
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Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Cleaning Vinyl
260
Cleaning Leather
260
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
261
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
261
Care of Safety Belts
261
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
261
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
262
Weatherstrips
262
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
262
Washing Your Vehicle
262
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
263
Finish Care
263
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped)
264
Cleaning Tires
264
Sheet Metal Damage
264
Finish Damage
265
Underbody Maintenance
265
Chemical Paint Spotting
265
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
266
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
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Engine Identification
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Service Parts Identification Label
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Electrical System
268
Add-On Electrical Equipment
268
Headlamp Wiring
268
Windshield Wipers
268
Power Windows and Other Power Options
268
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
269
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
269
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
271
Replacement Bulbs Capacities and Specifications
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Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
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Vehicle Dimensions
275
Your Vehicle and the Environment
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Maintenance Requirements
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How This Section is Organized
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Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
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Using Your Maintenance Schedule
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Selecting the Right Schedule
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Short Trip/City Definitiona
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Short Trip/City Intervals
280
Long Trip/Highway Definitions
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Long Trip/Highway Intervals
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Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenace
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Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
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Part B: Owner Checks and Services
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At Each Fuel Fill
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Engine Oil Level Check
302
Engine Coolant Level Check
302
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
302
At Least Once a Month
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Tire Inflation Check
302
Cassette Deck Service
302
At Least Twice a Year
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Restraint System Check
303
Wiper Blade Check
303
Weatherstrip Lubrication
303
Automatic Transaxle Inspection
303
At Least Once a Year
303
Key Lock Cylinders Service
303
Body Lubrication Service
303
Starter Switch Check Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
304
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
305
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
305
Underbody Flushing Service
305
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
306
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
306
Exhaust System Inspection
306
Engine Cooling System Inspection
306
Throttle System Inspection Brake System Inspection
307
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
308
Part E: Maintenance Record
309
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
314
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
315
United States
317
Canada
318
All Overseas Locations
318
Caribbean Numbers
318
Plan Ahead When Possible
321
Transportation Options
321
Shuttle Service
321
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
321
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
322
Additional Program Information
322
Warranty Information
322
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
323
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
323
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS Ordering Service and Owner Publications in Canada
324

FAQ about the 2000 Chevrolet Malibu Manual

What contains the 2000 Malibu manual?

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

  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Malibu owners can do
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Malibu, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

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