2000 Oldsmobile Alero Owner's Manual

2000 Oldsmobile Alero owners manual
Year:
2000
Make:
Oldsmobile
Model:
Alero
Rating:
(5)

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Size:
2.43 MB

Table of Contents

2000 Oldsmobile Alero Owner's Manual
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24-hour Roadside Assistance
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Copyright General Motors Corp. 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
12
Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
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Seats and Seat Controls
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Manual Seats
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Way Manual Seat Controls
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Power Lift Seat-Forward/Rearward Controls (If Equipped) Power Lift Seat- Height Controls (If Equipped)
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Way Power Seat Controls (If Equipped)
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Manual Lumbar Support (If Equipped) Reclining Front Seatbacks
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Head Restraints
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Seatback Latches (2-Door Models)
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Easy Entry Seat (2-Door Models) Rear Seats
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Folding the Rear Seat
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Safety Belts: They re for Everyone
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Why Safety Belts Work
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Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts
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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 (4-Door Models)
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Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
34
Right Front Passenger Position
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Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
35
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
42
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
49
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
58
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
60
Larger Children
62
Safety Belt Extender
65
Checking Your Restraint Systems
65
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
65
Section 2 Features and Controls
66
Keys
67
Door Locks
69
Power Door Locks Automatic Door Locks
70
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
70
Delayed Locking
72
Rear Door Security Locks (4-Door Models)
73
Anti-Lockout Protection
74
Leaving Your Vehicle
74
Remote Lock Control (If Equipped)
74
Operation
75
Programmable Horn Chirp
76
Matching Transmitter(s) To Your Vehicle
76
Battery Replacement
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Resynchronization
78
Trunk
78
Remote Trunk Release Remote Trunk Release Lockout
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Theft
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Key in the Ignition
80
Parking at Night
80
Parking Lots
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Passlock
81
New Vehicle Break-In
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Ignition Switch
82
Starting Your Engine
83
Automatic Transaxle
83
Manual Transaxle
83
Starting Your 2.4 Liter L4 Engine
83
Starting Your 3400 V6 Engine
84
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
85
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
86
Automatic Transaxle Operation
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Manual Transaxle Operation
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Shift Speeds
92
Up-Shift Light (Manual Transaxle) (If Equipped)
92
Parking Brake
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Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transaxle Only)
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Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running (Automatic Transaxle Only)
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Torque Lock (Automatic Transaxle)
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Shifting Out of PARK (P) (Automatic Transaxle Only) Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transaxle Models Only)
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Parking Over Things That Burn Engine Exhaust
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Running Your Engine While You re Parked (Automatic Transaxle)
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Windows
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Manual Windows
98
Power Windows (If Equipped)
98
Auto- Down Switch
98
Lock- Out Switch
98
Horn
98
Tilt Wheel Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
99
Turn Signal On Chime
100
Turn and Lane Change Signals
100
Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer
100
Flash-to-Pass
101
Windshield Wipers
101
Windshield Washer
102
Cruise Control
103
Setting Cruise Control Resuming a Set Speed
104
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
105
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
105
Using Cruise Control on Hills
106
Ending Out of Cruise Control
106
Erasing the Cruise Speed Memory
106
Exterior Lamps
106
Lamps On Reminder
107
Daytime Running Lamps
107
Automatic Light Control (ALC) Delayed Headlamps
108
Fog Lamps (If Equipped)
108
Interior Lamps
109
Instrument Panel Intensity Control
109
Courtesy Lamp Control
109
Illuminated Entry/Exit System
109
Mirror Reading Lamps (If Equipped)
110
Three-Position Dome Lamp
110
Trunk Lamp
110
Battery Saver
110
Mirrors
111
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
111
Manual Remote Control Mirror
111
Power Remote Control Mirror (If Equipped)
111
Convex Outside Mirror
112
Storage Compartments
112
Glove Box
112
Center Console Storage Area
112
Rear Seat Cupholders
112
Convenience Net (If Equipped)
112
Ashtray and Lighter (If Equipped)
113
Sun Visors
113
Visor Vanity Mirror
113
Auxiliary Power Accessory Outlet Sunroof (If Equipped)
114
Instrument Panel
115
Your Information System
115
Instrument Panel Cluster
117
Speedometer and Odometer
118
Trip Odometer
118
Tachometer
118
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
119
Safety Belt Reminder Light
119
Air Bag Readiness Light
120
Charging System Indicator Light Up-Shift Light (Manual Transaxle)
121
(If Equipped)
121
Brake System Warning Light
121
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
123
Enhanced Traction System Warning Light
123
Enhanced Traction System Active Light
124
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage Low Coolant Warning Light
125
Low Tire Pressure Light (If Equipped)
126
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada)
127
If the Light Is Flashing
128
If the Light Is On Steady
129
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
130
Oil Pressure Light
130
Low Oil Light (If Equipped)
131
Change Oil Light
132
Security Light
132
Cruise Light (If Equipped)
132
Low Washer Light Service Vehicle Soon Light
133
Fuel Gage
134
Climate Control System with Air Conditioning
136
Fan Knob
136
Temperature Knob
136
Mode Knob
136
Air Conditioning Compressor Button
137
Air Conditioning
137
Heating Defogging and Defrosting Windows
138
Rear Window Defogger
139
Ventilation System
140
Setting the Clock
141
AM-FM Stereo
141
Playing the Radio
141
Finding a Station
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Setting the Tone
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Adjusting the Speakers
143
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
143
Playing the Radio
143
Finding a Station
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Setting the Tone Adjusting the Speakers
145
Playing a Cassette Tape
145
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
148
Playing the Radio
148
Finding a Station
148
Setting the Tone
149
Adjusting the Speakers
150
Playing a Cassette Tape
150
Playing a Compact Disc
152
Theft-Deterrent Feature (If Equipped)
154
Activating the Theft- Deterrent Feature
154
Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss
155
Disabling the Theft- Deterrent Feature
155
Understanding Radio Reception
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AM
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FM Stereo
156
Tips About Your Audio System
156
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
158
Backglass Antenna
158
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
159
Defensive Driving
160
Drunken Driving
161
Control of a Vehicle Braking
164
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
165
Using Anti- Lock
167
Braking in Emergencies
167
Power Steering
169
Variable Effort Steering (If Equipped)
169
Steering Tips
169
Driving on Curves
169
Steering in Emergencies
170
Off-Road Recovery Passing
171
Loss of Control
173
Skidding
173
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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Towing Your Vehicle from the Front
187
Towing Your Vehicle from the Rear
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Loading Your Vehicle
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Towing a Trailer
191
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
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Weight of the Trailer 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
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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
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When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
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Maintenance When Trailer Towing Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
198
Towing a Trailer (2.4L L4 Engine)
198
Section 5 Problems on the Road
199
Hazard Warning Flashers
200
Other Warning Devices
200
Jump Starting
201
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
208
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
218
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
220
Storing the Flat Tire and Tools
225
Storing the Spare Tire and Tools
226
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
228
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
229
Service
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Doing Your Own Service Work
230
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
231
Fuel
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Fuels in Foreign Countries Filling Your Tank
233
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
235
Checking Things Under the Hood
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Hood Release
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2.4L L4 (CODE T) Engine
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3400 V6 (CODE E) Engine
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Engine Oil
240
Checking Engine Oil
240
When to Add Engine Oil
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What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
243
Engine Oil Additives
244
When to Change Engine Oil
244
How to Reset the Change Oil Light
245
What to Do with Used Oil
245
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
245
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
246
Manual Transaxle Fluid
247
Hydraulic Clutch
247
When to Check and What to Use
247
How to Check and Add 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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Power Steering Fluid
251
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
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How to Check Power Steering Fluid
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What to Use
252
Windshield Washer Fluid
252
What to Use
252
Adding Washer Fluid
252
Brakes
253
Brake Fluid
253
What to Add
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Brake Wear
256
Brake Pedal Travel
256
Brake Adjustment
256
Replacing Brake System Parts
257
Battery
257
Vehicle Storage
257
Bulb Replacement
258
Halogen Bulbs
258
Headlamps
258
Headlamp Aiming
259
Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamp Bulb Replacement
261
Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp
261
Rear Turn Signal and Stop/Taillamp Bulb Replacement
262
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
263
Tires
264
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
265
When to Check
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How to Check
265
Tire Pressure Monitor System (If Equipped)
266
Tire Inspection and Rotation
267
When It s Time for New Tires
268
Buying New Tires
269
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
270
Treadwear
270
Traction AA, A, B, C
270
Temperature A, B, C
271
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
271
Wheel Replacement
271
Used Replacement Wheels
272
Tire Chains
273
Appearance Care
274
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
274
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
274
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
275
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
275
Cleaning Vinyl
276
Cleaning Leather
276
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
276
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
276
Care of Safety Belts
276
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
277
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
277
Weatherstrips
277
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
277
Washing Your Vehicle
278
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
278
Finish Care
278
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels
279
Cleaning Tires
279
Sheet Metal Damage
279
Finish Damage
280
Underbody Maintenance
280
Chemical Paint Spotting
280
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
281
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
282
Engine Identification
282
Service Parts Identification Label
282
Electrical System
283
Add-On Electrical Equipment
283
Windshield Wipers
283
Power Windows
283
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
283
Instrument Panel Fuse Blocks
284
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
286
Replacement Bulbs Capacities and Specifications
289
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
290
Vehicle Dimensions
290
Your Vehicle and the Environment
292
Maintenance Requirements
292
Engine Oil Scheduled Maintenance
296
At Each Fuel Fill
304
Engine Oil Level Check
304
Engine Coolant Level Check
304
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
304
At Least Once a Month
304
Tire Inflation Check
304
Cassette Deck Service
304
At Least Twice a Year
304
Restraint System Check
304
Wiper Blade Check
305
Weatherstrip Lubrication
305
Manual Transaxle Check
305
Automatic Transaxle Inspection
305
Hydraulic Clutch System Check
305
At Least Once a Year
305
Key Lock Cylinders Service
305
Body Lubrication Service
305
Starter Switch Check Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
306
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
307
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
307
Underbody Flushing Service
307
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
308
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
308
Exhaust System Inspection
308
Engine Cooling System Inspection
308
Throttle System Inspection Brake System Inspection
309
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
310
Part E: Maintenance Record
312
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
315
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
316
United States
318
Canada
319
All Overseas Locations
319
Caribbean Numbers
319
Security While You Travel
320
Shuttle Service
322
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
322
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
322
Additional Program Information
323
Warranty Information
323
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
324
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS Ordering Owner Publications in Canada
325

FAQ about the 2000 Oldsmobile Alero Manual

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  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
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  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Oldsmobile Alero owners can do

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