2000 Pontiac Grand Am Owner's Manual

2000 Pontiac Grand Am owners manual
Year:
2000
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Grand Am
Rating:
(6)

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Size:
2.42 MB

Table of Contents

2000 Pontiac Grand Am Owners Manual
1
24-hour Roadside Assistance
2
Copyright General Motors Corporation 1999
3
Table of Contents:
4
Seats and Restraints
4
Features and Controls
4
Comfort Controls and Audio
5
Your Driving and the Road
5
Problems on the Road
5
Service and Appearance Care
6
Maintenance Schedule
6
Customer Assistance Information
7
For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French Language Manual:
8
How to Use this Manual
9
Safety Warnings and Symbols
9
Vehicle Damage Warnings
10
Vehicle Symbols
11
Service Station Guide
12
Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
13
Seats and Seat Controls
14
Manual Seats
14
Way Manual Seat Controls
14
Power Lift Seat-Forward/Rearward Controls (If Equipped) Power Lift Seat- Height Controls (If Equipped)
15
Way Power Seat Controls (If Equipped)
16
Manual Lumbar Support (If Equipped) Reclining Front Seatbacks
17
Head Restraints
19
Seatback Latches (2-Door Models)
19
Easy Entry Seat (2-Door Models) Rear Seats
20
Folding the Rear Seat
20
Safety Belts: They re for Everyone
21
Why Safety Belts Work
22
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts and the Anwers
25
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
26
Adults
26
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster (4-Door Models)
29
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
34
Right Front Passenger Position
35
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
35
How the Air Bag System Works
37
Where are the air bags?
37
When should an air bag inflate? What makes an air bag inflate?
39
How does an air bag restrain?
39
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
40
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
41
Rear Seat Passengers
42
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
42
Lap-Shoulder Belt
42
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
45
Center Passenger Position
47
Lap Belt
48
Children
49
Smaller Children and Babies
49
Child Restraints
51
Where to Put the Restraint
54
Top Strap
55
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
56
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
70
Delayed Locking
72
Rear Door Security Locks
72
Anti-Lockout Protection
73
Leaving Your Vehicle
73
Keyless Entry System (If Equipped)
74
Operation
75
Programmable Horn Chirp
75
Matching Transmitter(s) To Your Vehicle Battery Replacement
76
Resynchronization
77
Trunk
77
Remote Trunk Release
78
Remote Trunk Release Lockout
79
Theft
79
Key in the Ignition
79
Parking at Night
80
Parking Lots
80
Passlock
80
New Vehicle Break-In
81
Ignition Switch
81
Starting Your Engine
82
Automatic Transaxle
82
Manual Transaxle
82
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
87
Up-Shift Light (Manual Transaxle)
91
Parking Brake
92
Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transaxle Only)
93
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running (Automatic Transaxle Only)
94
Torque Lock (Automatic Transaxle)
94
Shifting Out of PARK (P) (Automatic Transaxle Only) Parking Your Vehicle
95
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transaxle Models Only)
95
Parking Over Things That Burn
95
Engine Exhaust
96
Running Your Engine While You're Parked (Automatic Transaxle)
97
Windows
98
Manual Windows
98
Power Windows (If Equipped)
98
Auto- Down Switch
98
Lock- Out Switch
98
Horn
98
Tilt Wheel
99
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
99
Turn and Lane Change Signals
100
Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer
100
Flash-to-Pass
100
Windshield Wipers
101
Setting Cruise Control
104
Resuming a Set Speed
104
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
104
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
105
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
105
Using Cruise Control on Hills
105
Ending Out of Cruise Control
105
Erasing the Cruise Speed Memory
105
Exterior Lamps
106
Lamps On Reminder
106
Daytime Running Lamps
107
Automatic Light Control (ALC)
107
Delayed Headlamps
108
Fog Lamps
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 (If Equipped)
110
Trunk Lamp
111
Battery Saver
111
Mirrors
111
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
111
Manual Remote Control Mirror
112
Power Remote Control Mirror (If Equipped)
112
Convex Outside Mirror
112
Storage Compartments
113
Glove Box
113
Center Console Storage Area
113
Rear Seat Cupholder
113
Convenience Net (If Equipped)
113
Ashtray and Lighter (If Equipped)
113
Sun Visors
114
Visor Vanity Mirror
114
Sunroof (If Equipped)
114
The Instrument Panel-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
121
Up-Shift Light (Manual Transaxle)
121
Brake System Warning Light
121
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
122
Enhanced Traction System Warning Light
123
Enhanced Traction System Active Light
124
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
124
Low Coolant Warning Light
125
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light)
125
If the Light Is Flashing
126
If the Light Is On Steady
127
Oil Pressure Light
128
Low Oil Light (If Equipped)
129
Change Oil Light Security Light
130
Cruise Light (If Equipped)
131
Low Washer Light
131
Service Vehicle Soon Light
131
Fuel Gage
132
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
133
Comfort Controls
134
Climate Control System with Air Conditioning
134
Fan Knob
134
Temperature Knob
134
Mode Knob
134
Air Conditioning Compressor Button
135
Air Conditioning
135
Heating
136
Defogging and Defrosting Windows
136
Rear Window Defogger
137
Ventilation System
137
Ventilation Tips
138
Audio Systems
138
Setting the Clock for All Systems Except AM- FM Stereo
138
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player
139
Playing the Radio
139
Finding a Station
139
Setting the Tone
140
Adjusting the Speakers
140
Playing a Cassette Tape
140
CD Adapter Kits
142
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Equalizer (If Equipped)
142
Playing the Radio
142
Finding a Station
143
Setting the Tone
143
Adjusting the Speakers
143
Playing a Compact Disc
143
Remote Cassette Tape Player (If Equipped)
145
Playing a Cassette Tape
145
Theft-Deterrent Feature (If Equipped)
146
Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)
149
Understanding Radio Reception
150
AM
150
FM Stereo
150
Tips About Your Audio System
150
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
151
Care of Your Compact Discs
152
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
152
Fixed Mast Antenna
152
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
153
Defensive Driving
154
Drunken Driving
155
Control of a Vehicle
158
Braking
158
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
159
Using Anti- Lock
161
Braking in Emergencies
161
Enhanced Traction System
161
Steering
163
Power Steering
163
Variable Effort Steering (If Equipped)
163
Steering Tips
163
Driving on Curves
163
Steering in Emergencies
164
Off-Road Recovery
165
Passing
165
Loss of Control
167
Skidding
167
Driving at Night
168
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
169
Hydroplaning
171
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
171
Driving Through Flowing Water
172
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
172
City Driving
172
Freeway Driving
173
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
174
Highway Hypnosis
175
Hill and Mountain Roads
176
Winter Driving
177
Driving on Snow or Ice
178
If You re Caught in a Blizzard
180
Recreational Vehicle Towing
181
Towing Your Vehicle from the Front
181
Towing Your Vehicle from the Rear
183
Loading Your Vehicle
184
Towing a Trailer
186
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
187
Weight of the Trailer
187
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
188
Total Weight on Your Vehicle's Tires
188
Hitches
189
Safety Chains
189
Trailer Brakes
189
Driving with a Trailer
189
Following Distance
190
Passing
190
Backing Up
190
Making Turns
190
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
190
Driving On Grades
191
Parking on Hills
191
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
192
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
192
Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
192
Towing a Trailer (2.4L L4 Engine)
192
Section 5 Problems on the Road
193
Hazard Warning Flashers
194
Other Warning Devices
195
Jump Starting
195
Towing Your Vehicle
200
Engine Overheating
201
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
201
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
202
Cooling System
203
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank
206
If a Tire Goes Flat
210
Changing a Flat Tire
211
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
212
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
213
Storing the Flat Tire and Tools
218
Storing the Spare Tire and Tools
219
Compact Spare Tire
220
If You re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
221
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
221
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
222
Service
223
Doing Your Own Service Work
223
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
224
Fuel
224
Fuels in Foreign Countries
226
Filling Your Tank
226
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
228
Checking Things Under the Hood
229
Hood Release
229
L L4 (CODE T) Engine
231
V6 (CODE E) Engine
232
Engine Oil
233
Checking Engine Oil
233
When to Add Engine Oil
235
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
236
Engine Oil Additives
238
When to Change Engine Oil
238
How to Reset the Change Oil Light
238
What to Do with Used Oil
238
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
239
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
240
Manual Transaxle Fluid
240
Hydraulic Clutch
241
When to Check and What to Use
241
How to Check and Add Fluid
241
Engine Coolant
241
What to Use
242
Checking Coolant
243
Adding Coolant
244
Power Steering Fluid
245
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
245
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
245
What to Use
245
Windshield Washer Fluid
246
What to Use
246
Adding Washer Fluid
246
Brakes
247
Brake Fluid
247
What to Add
248
Brake Wear
249
Brake Pedal Travel
249
Brake Adjustment
250
Replacing Brake System Parts
250
Battery
250
Vehicle Storage
250
Bulb Replacement
251
Halogen Bulbs
251
Headlamps
251
Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamp Bulb Replacement
253
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp
253
Rear Turn Signal and Stop/Taillamp Bulb Replacement
254
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
254
When to Check
256
When It s Time for New Tires
258
Buying New Tires
258
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
259
Treadwear
260
Traction AA, A, B, C
260
Temperature A, B, C
260
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
261
Wheel Replacement
261
Used Replacement Wheels
262
Tire Chains
262
Appearance Care
263
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
263
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
263
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
264
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
264
Cleaning Vinyl
265
Cleaning Leather
265
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
265
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
265
Care of Safety Belts
265
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
266
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
266
Weatherstrips
266
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
266
Washing Your Vehicle
267
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
267
Finish Care
267
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped)
268
Cleaning Tires
268
Sheet Metal Damage
268
Finish Damage
269
Underbody Maintenance
269
Chemical Paint Spotting
269
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
270
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
271
Engine Identification
271
Service Parts Identification Label
271
Electrical System
272
Add-On Electrical Equipment
272
Windshield Wipers
272
Power Windows
272
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
272
Instrument Panel Fuse Blocks
273
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
275
Replacement Bulbs
277
Capacities and Specifications
278
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
279
Vehicle Dimensions
279
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
280
Introduction
281
Your Vehicle and the Environment
281
Maintenance Requirements
281
How This Section is Organized
282
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
283
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
283
Scheduled Maintenance
284
Footnotes
284
Scheduled Maintenance
285
Engine Oil Scheduled Maintenance
285
Scheduled Maintenance
286
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
293
At Each Fuel Fill
293
Engine Oil Level Check
293
Engine Coolant Level Check
293
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
293
At Least Once a Month
293
Tire Inflation Check
293
Cassette Deck Service
293
At Least Twice a Year
294
Restraint System Check
294
Wiper Blade Check
294
Weatherstrip Lubrication
294
Manual Transaxle Check
294
Automatic Transaxle Inspection
294
Hydraulic Clutch System Check
294
At Least Once a Year
295
Key Lock Cylinders Service
295
Body Lubrication Service
295
Starter Switch Check
295
Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
296
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
296
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
297
Underbody Flushing Service
297
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
298
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
298
Exhaust System Inspection
298
Engine Cooling System Inspection
298
Throttle System Inspection
299
Brake System Inspection (Except GT Series)
299
Brake System Inspection (GT Series Only)
299
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
300
Part E: Maintenance Record
302
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
304
Pontiac Cares
305
What Makes Up Pontiac Cares?
306
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
306
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
308
Customer Assistance Offices
308
United States
308
Canada
309
All Overseas Locations
309
Caribbean Numbers
309
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
310
Pontiac Roadside Assistance Program
311
Security While You Travel
311
Canadian Roadside Assistance
312
Courtesy Transportation
313
Plan Ahead When Possible
313
Transportation Options
313
Shuttle Service
313
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
313
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
314
Additional Program Information
314
Warranty Information
314
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
315
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS Ordering Owner Publications in Canada
316

FAQ about the 2000 Pontiac Grand Am Manual

What contains the 2000 Grand Am manual?

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

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Maintenance for your Pontiac Grand Am, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

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