2000 Chevrolet Suburban Owner's Manual

2000 Chevrolet Suburban owners manual
Year:
2000
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Suburban
Rating:
(5)

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Size:
2.94 MB

Table of Contents

- 2000 Tahoe/Suburban GMT800 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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How to Use this Manual
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For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French Language 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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Model Reference
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Service Station Guide
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Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
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Seats and Seat Controls
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Manual Front Seat
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Manual Cushion Tilt (If Equipped)
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Manual Lumbar Control (If Equipped)
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Power Seat(s) (If Equipped)
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Power Lumbar Control (If Equipped) Memory Seat (If Equipped)
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Heated Front Seats (If Equipped) Reclining Seatbacks
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Head Restraints
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Rear Seats
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Entry to the Third Seat Folding the Third Seat
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Fold and Tilt Feature (Suburban/Yukon XL Third Seat)
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Removing the Third Row Seats
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Replacing the Rear Seat (Third Row Seats)
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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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Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
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Right Front Passenger Position
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Air Bag Systems
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How the Air Bag Systems Work
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Where are the air bags?
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When should an air bag inflate?
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What makes an air bag inflate?
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How does an air bag restrain? What will you see after an air bag inflates?
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Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle Adding Equipment to Your Air
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Bag-Equipped Vehicle
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Center Passenger Position
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Lap Belt
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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
54
Children
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Smaller Children and Babies
57
Child Restraints
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Where to Put the Restraint
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Top Strap
64
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
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Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Rear Seat Position
68
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
70
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
70
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
76
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)
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Programmable Automatic Door Locks
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Lockout Prevention
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Child Security Locks (If Equipped)
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Keyless Entry System (If Equipped)
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Operation
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Remote Panic Alarm
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Matching Transmitter(s) To Your Vehicle
84
Battery Replacement
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Resynchronization
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Liftgate Caution
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Liftgate Glass and Liftgate
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Panel Doors
86
Theft
87
Key in the Ignition
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Parking at Night
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Parking Lots
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Content Theft-Deterrent (If Equipped)
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Testing the Alarm
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Passlock
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New Vehicle Break-In Ignition Positions
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Retained Accessory Power (If Equipped)
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Starting Your Engine
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Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
93
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
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Automatic Transmission Operation
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Tow/Haul Mode Selector Switch
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Four-Wheel Drive (If Equipped)
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Front Axle Locking Feature
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Automatic Transfer Case (If Equipped)
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Shifting to 4HI or AUTO 4WD
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Shifting to 2HI
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Shifting to 4LO
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Shifting Out of 4LO
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Shifting to NEUTRAL Shifting Out of NEUTRAL
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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)
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Parking Over Things That Burn Engine Exhaust
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Running Your Engine While You re Parked
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Level Control (If Equipped)
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Self-Adjusting
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Automatic Level Control
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Autoride (If Equipped)
110
Locking Rear Axle
110
Windows
110
Manual Windows
110
Power Windows (If Equipped)
110
Horn
111
Tilt Wheel (If Equipped)
111
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
112
Turn Signal and Lane Change Signals
112
Turn Signal On Chime
113
Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer
113
Flash-To-Pass Feature
113
Windshield Wipers
114
Windshield Washer
115
Rear Window Washer/Wiper
115
Cruise Control
116
Setting Cruise Control
117
Resuming a Set Speed
117
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
118
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
118
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
118
Using Cruise Control on Hills
118
Ending Cruise Control
118
Erasing Speed Memory
118
Exterior Lamps
119
Automatic Headlamp System
119
Lamps On Reminder
120
Daytime Running Lamps
120
Fog Lamps (If Equipped)
121
Auxiliary Roof Mounted Lamp Switch (If Equipped)
122
Interior Lamps
122
Instrument Panel Intensity Control
122
Exit Lighting
122
Illuminated Entry
122
Front Reading Lamps (If Equipped) Dome Lamps
123
Battery Run-Down Protection
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Mirrors
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Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
124
Electrochromic Inside Rearview Mirror with Compass (If Equipped)
124
Mirror Operation
125
Compass Operation
125
Compass Calibration
125
Compass Variance
126
Electrochromic Inside Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display (If Equipped)
127
Temperature Display
127
Electrochromic Mirror Operation
128
Compass Operation
128
Compass Calibration
128
Compass Variance
129
Outside Manual Adjust Mirrors
130
Camper- Type Outside Mirrors (If Equipped)
130
Electric Outside Rearview Mirrors (If Equipped)
130
Heated Outside Rearview Mirrors (If Equipped)
130
Convex Outside Mirror
131
Storage Compartments
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Glove Box
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Cupholders
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Center Console Storage Area (If Equipped)
131
Armrest Storage Compartment (If Equipped)
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Rear Storage Compartment
132
Cargo Security Shade
132
Cargo Tie Downs
133
Convenience Net (If Equipped)
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Luggage Carrier (If Equipped)
134
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
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Front Ashtray
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Accessory Power Outlets
136
Sun Visors
137
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror (If Equipped)
137
Sunroof (If Equipped)
137
HomeLink
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Transmitter (If Equipped)
138
Programming the Transmitter
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Operating the Transmitter Training a Garage Opener with a Rolling
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Code Feature (If Equipped)
140
Erasing Channels
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Accessories
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OnStar System (If Equipped)
141
The Instrument Panel
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Your Information System
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Instrument Panel Cluster
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Speedometer and Odometer
145
Trip Odometer
145
Engine Hour Meter Display
145
Tachometer
145
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
145
Safety Belt Reminder Light
146
Air Bag Readiness Light
146
Voltmeter
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Brake System Warning Light
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Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
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Engine Coolant Temperature Gage Transmission Temperature Gage (If Equipped)
150
Low Traction Light Traction Off Light
152
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada)
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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
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Oil Pressure Gage
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Cruise Light (If Equipped)
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Tow/Haul Light
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Fuel Gage
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Message Center
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BATTERY TRANS FLUID HOT
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TRANS HOT...IDLE ENGINE
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LOW COOLANT
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CHECK COOLANT TEMP
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ENGINE OVERHEATED
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REDUCED ENGINE POWER
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CHECK ENG OIL PRESSURE
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CHECK ENG OIL LEVEL
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CHANGE ENGINE OIL
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SECURITY
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SERVICE 4WD (If Equipped)
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LOW WASHER FLUID
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SERVICE RIDE CONTROL
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CARGO DOOR AJAR
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LOW FUEL
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Standard Comfort Controls
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Fan Knob
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Temperature Knob
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Mode Knob
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Heater and Air Conditioning Comfort Controls (If Equipped)
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Fan Knob
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Temperature Knob
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Mode Knob
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Electronic Climate Control System (If Equipped)
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Fan Control
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Temperature Knob
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Mode Knob
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Automatic Operation
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Mode Knob
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Manual Operation
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Rear Air Conditioning and Heating Systems (If Equipped)
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Rear Air Conditioning (Without Rear Heater) (If Equipped)
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Rear Air Conditioning and Rear Heater (If Equipped)
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Rear Air Conditioning and Heating Systems with Electronic Climate Control System (If Equipped)
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Air Conditioning
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Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped)
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Heating Defogging and Defrosting
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Rear Window Defogger (If Equipped)
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Ventilation System
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Setting the Clock for Systems with SET Button
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Setting the Clock for Systems with HR and MN Buttons
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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 (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 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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Rear Seat Audio (If Equipped)
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Remote Compact Disc Player (If Equipped)
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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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Traction Assist System (Option)
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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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Off-Road Driving with Your Four- Wheel- Drive Vehicle
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Before You Go Off-Roading
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Loading Your Vehicle for Off-Road Driving
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Environmental Concerns Traveling to Remote Areas
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Getting Familiar with Off-Road Driving
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Scanning the Terrain
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Driving on Off-Road Hills
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Approaching a Hill
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Driving Uphill
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Driving Downhill
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Driving Across an Incline
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Stalling on an Incline
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Driving in Mud, Sand, Snow or Ice
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Driving in Water
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After Off-Road Driving
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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
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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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Two-Wheel-Drive Vehicles
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Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicles
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Loading Your Vehicle
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Front Axle Reserve Capacity
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Total Vehicle Reserve Capacity
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Trailer Recommendations
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Towing a Trailer
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If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
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Tow/Haul Mode
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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 Safety Chains
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Trailer Brakes Driving with a Trailer
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Following Distance
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Passing
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Backing Up
260
Making Turns
261
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
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Driving On Grades
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Parking on Hills
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When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
263
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
263
Trailer Wiring Harness
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Basic Trailer Wiring Package
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Heavy- Duty Trailer Wiring Package (If Equipped)
264
Instrument Panel Jumper Wiring Harness
265
Power Winches Step-Bumper Pad
266
Section 5 Problems on the Road
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Hazard Warning Flashers
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Other Warning Devices
268
Jump Starting
269
Towing Your Vehicle
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Engine Overheating
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Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode (V8 Engines Only)
275
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
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If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
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Cooling System
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How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank
280
Engine Fan Noise If a Tire Goes Flat
284
Changing a Flat Tire
285
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
286
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
289
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
295
If You re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
297
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out Using the Recovery Hooks
298
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
300
Service
301
Doing Your Own Service Work
301
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
302
Fuel
302
Fuels in Foreign Countries Filling Your Tank
304
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
306
Checking Things Under the Hood
307
Hood Release
307
VORTEC 4800, 5300 and 6000 V8 Engine
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Engine Oil
309
Checking Engine Oil
309
When to Add Engine Oil
310
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
311
Engine Oil Additives
312
When to Change Engine Oil
312
How to Reset the CHANGE ENGINE OIL Message
313
What to Do with Used Oil
313
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
313
Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped)
315
Automatic Transmission Fluid
316
When to Check and Change
316
How to Check
316
Checking Transmission Fluid Cold
317
Checking the Fluid Level
317
How to Add Fluid
319
Rear Axle
319
When to Check Lubricant
319
How to Check Lubricant
319
What to Use
320
Four-Wheel Drive
320
Transfer Case
320
When to Check Lubricant
320
How to Check Lubricant
320
What to Use
320
Front Axle
321
When to Check Lubricant
321
How to Check Lubricant What to Use
321
Engine Coolant
321
What to Use
322
Checking Coolant
323
Adding Coolant
324
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
324
Power Steering Fluid
325
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
325
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
325
What to Use
325
Windshield Washer Fluid
326
What to Use
326
Adding Washer Fluid
326
Brakes
327
Brake Fluid
327
Checking Brake Fluid What to Add
328
Brake Wear
329
Brake Pedal Travel
330
Brake Adjustment
330
Replacing Brake System Parts
330
Battery
331
Vehicle Storage
331
Bulb Replacement
331
Halogen Bulbs
331
Headlamps
332
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Daytime Running Lamps
333
Taillamps
334
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
335
Tires
335
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
336
When to Check
337
How to Check
337
Tire Inspection and Rotation
337
When It s Time for New Tires
339
Treadwear
341
Traction AA, A, B, C
341
Temperature A, B, C
341
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
342
Wheel Replacement
342
Used Replacement Wheels
343
Tire Chains
343
Appearance Care
344
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
345
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
345
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
345
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Cleaning Vinyl
346
Cleaning Leather
346
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
347
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
347
Care of Safety Belts
347
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
347
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield, Backglass and Wiper Blades
347
Weatherstrips
348
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
348
Washing Your Vehicle
348
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
348
Finish Care
348
Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Parts
349
Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome- Plated Wheels (If Equipped)
349
Cleaning Tires
350
Sheet Metal Damage
350
Finish Damage
350
Underbody Maintenance Chemical Paint Spotting
351
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
352
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
353
Engine Identification
353
Service Parts Identification Label
353
Electrical System
354
Add-On Electrical Equipment
354
Windshield Wipers
354
Power Windows and Other Power Options
354
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
354
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
355
Center Instrument Panel Utility Block
357
Underhood Electrical Center
358
Replacement Bulbs*
362
Capacities and Specifications
363
Wheels and Tires
363
Cooling System Capacity (Approximate)
364
Crankcase Capacity (Approximate)
365
Fuel Tank Capacity (Approximate)
365
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
366
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
367
Introduction
368
Your Vehicle and the Environment
368
Maintenance Requirements
368
Footnotes
371
At Each Fuel Fill
382
Engine Oil Level Check
382
Engine Coolant Level Check
382
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
382
At Least Once a Month
382
Tire Inflation Check
382
Cassette Deck Service
382
At Least Twice a Year
383
Restraint System Check
383
Wiper Blade Check
383
Spare Tire Check
383
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Restriction Indicator Check
383
Weatherstrip Lubrication
384
Automatic Transmission Check
384
At Least Once a Year
384
Key Lock Cylinders Service
384
Body Lubrication Service
384
Starter Switch Check Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check
385
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
386
Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARK (P) Mechanism Check
386
Steering and Suspension Inspection
387
Exhaust System Inspection
387
Engine Cooling System Inspection
387
Throttle System Inspection
388
Transfer Case (Four- Wheel Drive) Inspection
388
Brake System Inspection
388
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
389
Part E: Maintenance Record
392
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
395
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
396
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
398
Customer Assistance Offices
398
United States
398
Canada
399
All Overseas Locations
399
Caribbean Numbers
399
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
399
Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program
400
Canadian Roadside Assistance
401
Courtesy Transportation
402
Plan Ahead When Possible
402
Transportation Options
402
Shuttle Service
402
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
402
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
403
Additional Program Information
403
Warranty Information
403
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
404
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
404
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS Ordering Owner Publications in Canada
405

FAQ about the 2000 Chevrolet Suburban Manual

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

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Suburban owners can do
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Suburban
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

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