2000 GMC Sierra Owner's Manual

2000 GMC Sierra owners manual
Year:
2000
Make:
GMC
Model:
Sierra
Rating:
(5)

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Size:
2.85 MB

Table of Contents

2000 GMC Sierra (GMT800)
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Copyright 1999 General Motors Corporation
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Table of Contents
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1: Seats and Restraint Systems
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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 Care
5
7: Maintenance Schedule
5
8: Customer Assistance Information
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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
Vehicle Symbols
10
Model Reference
11
Service Station Guide
12
Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
13
Seats and Seat Controls
14
Manual Front Seat
14
Cushion Tilt (If Equipped)
15
Manual Lumbar Control (If Equipped)
15
Power Seat(s) (If Equipped)
16
Power Lumbar Control (If Equipped) Memory Seat (If Equipped)
17
Heated Front Seats (If Equipped) Reclining Seatbacks
18
Head Restraints
20
Seatback Latches
20
Easy Entry Seat (Extended Cab Only) (If Equipped)
21
Rear Seat (Extended Cab)
22
Folding the Rear Seat
22
Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone
23
Why Safety Belts Work
24
Here Are Questions Many People Ask
27
Lap-Shoulder Belt
29
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
35
How the Air Bag System Works
38
Where are the air bags?
38
When should an air bag inflate? What makes an air bag inflate?
40
How does an air bag restrain?
40
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
41
AIR BAG OFF Switch
42
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
45
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions (Extended Cab)
48
Lap-Shoulder Belt (Extended Cab)
49
Where to Put the Restraint (Regular Cab Pickup) Where to Put the Restraint (Extended Cab Pickup)
62
Top Strap
63
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position (Extended Cab)
65
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
67
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position (Extended Cab Pickup)
67
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
69
Larger Children
74
Safety Belt Extender
77
Checking Your Restraint Systems
77
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
77
Section 2 Features and Controls
79
Keys
80
Door Locks
81
Power Door Locks (If Equipped)
82
Programmable Automatic Door Locks (If Equipped)
83
Lockout Prevention
84
Keyless Entry System (If Equipped)
84
Operation
85
Remote Panic Alarm
85
Matching Transmitter(s) To Your Vehicle
86
Battery Replacement
86
Resynchronization
87
Rear Access Door (Extended Cab)
87
Tailgate
88
Tailgate Removal
88
Theft
89
Key in the Ignition
89
Parking at Night
90
Parking Lots
90
Content Theft-Deterrent (If Equipped)
90
Testing the Alarm
91
Passlock
92
New Vehicle “Break-In”
92
Ignition Positions
93
Key Release Button (Manual Transmission)
94
Retained Accessory Power (If Equipped)
94
Starting Your Engine
95
Automatic Transmission
95
Manual Transmission
95
Starting Your V8 Engine
95
Starting Your V6 Engine
97
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
98
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
98
Automatic Transmission Operation
99
Tow/Haul Mode Selector Switch (Automatic Transmission)
102
Manual Transmission Operation
102
Speed (VORTEC 6000 V8 Engine)
102
Speed (VORTEC 4300 V6 and 4800 V8 Engines)
104
Shift Speeds
105
Shift Light
105
Four-Wheel Drive (If Equipped)
106
Front Axle Locking Feature
106
Manual Transfer Case (If Equipped)
106
Automatic Transfer Case (If Equipped)
108
Shifting to 4HI or AUTO 4WD
110
Shifting to 2HI
110
Shifting to 4LO
110
Shifting Out of 4LO
110
Shifting to NEUTRAL
111
Shifting Out of NEUTRAL
111
Parking Brake
112
Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission Only)
113
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running (Automatic Transmission Only)
114
Torque Lock (Automatic Transmission)
115
Shifting Out of PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission Only)
115
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission Models Only) Parking Over Things That Burn
116
Engine Exhaust Running Your Engine While You’re Parked (Automatic Transmission)
117
Manual Selectable Ride (If Equipped)
118
Locking Rear Axle
119
Windows
120
Manual Windows
120
Power Windows (If Equipped)
120
Swing-Out Windows (Extended Cab)
121
Sliding Rear Window (If Equipped)
121
Horn
121
Tilt Wheel (If Equipped)
121
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
122
Turn Signal and Lane Change Signals
122
Turn Signal On Chime
123
Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer
123
Flash-To-Pass Feature
123
Windshield Wipers
124
Windshield Washer
124
Cruise Control
125
Setting Cruise Control
126
Resuming a Set Speed
126
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
127
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
127
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
127
Using Cruise Control on Hills
127
Ending Cruise Control
127
Erasing Speed Memory
127
Exterior Lamps
128
Automatic Headlamp System
128
Lamps On Reminder
129
Daytime Running Lamps
129
Fog Lamps (If Equipped)
130
Auxiliary Roof Mounted Lamp Switch (If Equipped)
130
Interior Lamps
131
Instrument Panel Intensity Control
131
Exit Lighting
131
Illuminated Entry
131
Front Reading Lamps (If Equipped)
131
Dome Lamps
131
Cargo Lamp
132
Battery Run-Down Protection
132
Mirrors
132
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
132
Electrochromic Inside Rearview Mirror with Compass (If Equipped)
133
Mirror Operation
133
Compass Operation
134
Compass Calibration
134
Compass Variance
134
Electrochromic Inside Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display (If Equipped)
135
Temperature Display
136
Electrochromic Mirror Operation
136
Compass Operation
136
Compass Calibration Compass Variance
137
Outside Manual Adjust Mirrors
138
Camper Type Outside Mirrors (If Equipped)
138
Electric Outside Rearview Mirrors (If Equipped)
139
Heated Outside Rearview Mirrors (If Equipped)
139
Convex Outside Mirror
139
Storage Compartments
140
Glove Box
140
Center Overhead Console (If Equipped)
140
Installing a Garage Door Opener
140
Sunglasses Storage Compartment
142
Instrument Panel Cupholder (If Equipped)
142
Center Console Storage Area (If Equipped) Armrest Storage Compartment
143
(If Equipped)
143
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
144
Front Ashtray
144
Accessory Power Outlets
145
Sun Visors
145
Cellular Telephone (If Equipped)
145
OnStar
145
System (Option)
145
The Instrument Panel
146
Your Information System
146
Instrument Panel Cluster
148
Speedometer and Odometer
149
Trip Odometer
149
Engine Hour Meter Display
149
Tachometer
149
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
150
Safety Belt Reminder Light
150
Air Bag Readiness Light
151
AIR BAG OFF Light
152
Voltmeter
153
Shift Light (If Equipped)
154
Brake System Warning Light
154
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
155
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage Transmission Temperature Gage
156
(If Equipped)
156
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light)
158
If the Light Is Flashing
159
If the Light Is On Steady
159
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
160
Oil Pressure Gage
161
Cruise Light (If Equipped)
162
WD Light (If Equipped)
162
Tow/Haul Light (Automatic Transmissions Only)
162
Fuel Gage
162
Message Center
163
BATTERY
163
TRANS FLUID HOT
164
TRANS HOT...IDLE ENGINE
165
LOW COOLANT
166
CHECK COOLANT TEMP
166
ENGINE OVERHEATED
166
REDUCED ENGINE POWER (V8 Engines Only)
166
CHECK ENG OIL PRESSURE
167
CHECK ENG OIL LEVEL
167
CHANGE ENGINE OIL
167
SECURITY
167
SERVICE 4WD (If Equipped)
168
LOW WASHER FLUID
168
CARGO LAMP ON
168
LOW FUEL
168
Standard Comfort Controls
170
Fan Knob
170
Temperature Knob
170
Mode Knob
170
Heater and Air Conditioning Comfort Controls (If Equipped)
171
Fan Knob
171
Temperature Knob
171
Mode Knob
171
Air Conditioning
173
Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped)
173
Heating Defogging and Defrosting
174
Setting the Clock for Systems with SET Button
176
Setting the Clock for Systems with HR and MN Buttons
176
AM-FM Stereo
177
Playing the Radio
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Finding a Station
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Setting the Tone
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Adjusting the Speakers
178
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player (If Equipped)
179
Playing the Radio
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Finding a Station
179
Setting the Tone
180
Adjusting the Speakers
180
Playing a Cassette Tape
181
CD Adapter Kits
181
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
182
Playing the Radio
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Finding a Station
182
Setting the Tone
183
Adjusting the Speakers
184
Playing a Cassette Tape
184
CD Adapter Kits
186
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
186
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
189
Remote Compact Disc Player (If Equipped)
190
Theft-Deterrent Feature (If Equipped)
192
Activating the Theft- Deterrent Feature
192
Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss
193
Disabling the Theft- Deterrent Feature
193
Understanding Radio Reception
194
AM
194
FM Stereo
194
Tips About Your Audio System
194
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
195
Care of Your Compact Discs
196
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
196
Fixed Mast Antenna
196
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
197
Defensive Driving
198
Drunken Driving
199
Control of a Vehicle Braking
202
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
203
Using Anti- Lock
205
Braking in Emergencies
205
Steering
205
Power Steering
205
Steering Tips
205
Driving on Curves
205
Steering in Emergencies
206
Off-Road Recovery Passing
207
Loss of Control
209
Skidding
209
Off-Road Driving with Your Four- Wheel- Drive Vehicle
210
Before You Go Off-Roading
214
Loading Your Vehicle for Off-Road Driving
214
Environmental Concerns Traveling to Remote Areas
215
Getting Familiar with Off-Road Driving
216
Scanning the Terrain
217
Driving on Off-Road Hills
218
Approaching a Hill
218
Driving Uphill
219
Driving Downhill
222
Driving Across an Incline
223
Stalling on an Incline
225
Driving in Mud, Sand, Snow or Ice
225
Driving in Water
226
After Off-Road Driving
227
Driving at Night
227
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
229
Hydroplaning Driving Through Deep Standing Water
231
Driving Through Flowing Water Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
232
City Driving
233
Freeway Driving
234
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
235
Highway Hypnosis Hill and Mountain Roads
236
Winter Driving
238
Driving on Snow or Ice
238
If You’re Caught in a Blizzard
240
Recreational Vehicle Towing
242
Two-Wheel-Drive Vehicles
242
Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicles
243
Loading Your Vehicle
244
Front Axle Reserve Capacity
247
Total Vehicle Reserve Capacity
248
Truck-Camper Loading Information
248
Trailer Recommendations
250
Camper Wiring Harness (If Equipped)
250
Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab Towing a Trailer
251
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
252
Tow/Haul Mode (If Equipped)
253
Weight of the Trailer
254
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
257
Total Weight on Your Vehicle’s Tires
257
Hitches
258
Safety Chains
258
Trailer Brakes
258
Driving with a Trailer Following Distance
259
Passing
259
Backing Up
259
Making Turns
260
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
260
Driving On Grades
260
Parking on Hills
261
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
262
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
262
Trailer Wiring Harness
263
Basic Trailer Wiring Package
263
Heavy-Duty Trailer Wiring Package (If Equipped)
264
Camper/Fifth-Wheel Trailer Wiring Package (If Equipped)
265
Instrument Panel Jumper Wiring Harness
266
Auxiliary Battery (If Equipped)
266
Power Winches
267
Step-Bumper Pad
267
Section 5 Problems on the Road
268
Hazard Warning Flashers
269
Other Warning Devices
269
Jump Starting
270
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode (V8 Engines Only)
276
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
277
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank
281
Engine Fan Noise
285
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
287
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
291
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out Using the Recovery Hooks
302
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
304
Service
305
Doing Your Own Service Work
305
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
306
Fuel
306
Fuels in Foreign Countries
308
Filling Your Tank
309
Filling a Portable Fuel Container Checking Things Under the Hood
311
Hood Release
312
VORTEC 4300 V6 Engine
313
VORTEC 4800, 5300 and 6000 V8 Engine
314
Engine Oil
315
Checking Engine Oil
315
When to Add Engine Oil
316
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
317
Engine Oil Additives
318
When to Change Engine Oil
318
How to Reset the CHANGE ENGINE OIL Message
319
What to Do with Used Oil
319
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
319
Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped)
321
Automatic Transmission Fluid
322
When to Check and Change
322
How to Check
323
Checking Transmission Fluid Cold
324
Checking the Fluid Level
324
How to Add Fluid
325
Manual Transmission Fluid
326
When to Check
326
How to Check
326
How to Add Fluid
327
Hydraulic Clutch
327
When to Check and What to Use
328
How to Check and Add Fluid
328
Rear Axle
328
When to Check Lubricant
328
How to Check Lubricant
328
What to Use
329
Four-Wheel Drive
329
Transfer Case
329
When to Check Lubricant
329
How to Check Lubricant
329
What to Use
330
Front Axle
330
When to Check Lubricant
330
How to Check Lubricant
330
What to Use
331
Engine Coolant
331
What to Use
332
Checking Coolant
333
Adding Coolant
334
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
334
Power Steering Fluid
335
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
335
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
335
What to Use
335
Windshield Washer Fluid
336
What to Use
336
Adding Washer Fluid
336
Brakes
337
Brake Fluid
337
Checking Brake Fluid What to Add
338
Brake Wear
339
Brake Pedal Travel
340
Brake Adjustment
340
Replacing Brake System Parts
340
Battery
341
Vehicle Storage
341
Bulb Replacement
341
Halogen Bulbs
341
Headlamps
342
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Daytime Running Lamps
343
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) and Cargo Lamp
344
Taillamps (Pickup Models)
345
Taillamps (Chassis Cab Models)
347
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
347
Tires
348
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
349
When to Check
349
How to Check
349
Tire Inspection and Rotation
350
When It’s Time for New Tires
351
Buying New Tires
352
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
353
Treadwear
353
Traction
353
AA, A, B, C
353
Temperature
354
A, B, C
354
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
354
Wheel Replacement
354
Used Replacement Wheels
355
Tire Chains
355
Appearance Care
356
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
357
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
357
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
357
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Cleaning Vinyl
358
Cleaning Leather
358
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
359
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
359
Care of Safety Belts
359
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
359
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
359
Weatherstrips
360
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
360
Washing Your Vehicle
360
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
360
Finish Care
361
Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Parts
361
Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome- Plated Wheels (If Equipped)
362
Cleaning Tires
362
Sheet Metal Damage
362
Finish Damage
363
Underbody Maintenance
363
Chemical Paint Spotting
363
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
364
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
365
Engine Identification
365
Service Parts Identification Label
365
Electrical System
366
Add-On Electrical Equipment
366
Windshield Wipers
366
Power Windows and Other Power Options
366
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
366
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
367
Center Instrument Panel Utility Block
369
Underhood Electrical Center
370
Replacement Bulbs*
374
Capacities and Specifications
375
Wheels and Tires
375
Cooling System Capacity (Approximate)
376
Crankcase Capacity (Approximate)
377
Fuel Tank Capacity (Approximate)
377
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
378
Your Vehicle and the Environment
380
Maintenance Requirements
380
Engine Oil and Chassis Lubrication Scheduled Maintenance
384
At Each Fuel Fill
396
Engine Oil Level Check
396
Engine Coolant Level Check
396
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
396
At Least Once a Month
396
Tire Inflation Check
396
Cassette Deck Service
396
At Least Twice a Year
397
Restraint System Check
397
Wiper Blade Check
397
Spare Tire Check
397
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Restriction Indicator Check
397
Weatherstrip Lubrication
397
Manual Transmission Check
398
Automatic Transmission Check
398
Hydraulic Clutch System Check
398
At Least Once a Year
398
Key Lock Cylinders Service
398
Body Lubrication Service
398
Starter Switch Check Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check
399
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
400
Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARK (P) Mechanism Check
400
Steering and Suspension Inspection
401
Exhaust System Inspection
401
Engine Cooling System Inspection
401
Throttle System Inspection
402
Drive Axle Service
402
Transfer Case (Four- Wheel Drive) Inspection
402
Brake System Inspection
402
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
403
Part E: Maintenance Record
406
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
409
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
410
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
412
Customer Assistance Offices
412
United States
412
Canada
413
All Overseas Locations
413
Caribbean Numbers
413
Plan Ahead When Possible
416
Transportation Options
416
Shuttle Service
416
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
416
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
417
Additional Program Information
417
Warranty Information
417
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
418
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
418
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS Ordering Service and Owner Publications in Canada
419

FAQ about the 2000 GMC Sierra Manual

What contains the 2000 Sierra manual?

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

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Best practice for driving your GMC Sierra
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

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