2001 Chevrolet Astro Owner's Manual

2001 Chevrolet Astro owners manual
Year:
2001
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Astro
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(10)

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2.8 MB

Table of Contents

2001 Chevrolet Astro Owner's Manual
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24-hour Roadside Assistance
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Copyright General Motors Corp. 2000
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Table of Contents:
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1. Seats and Restraint Sysstems
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2. Features and Controls
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3. Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
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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 Information
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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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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 Seats
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2-Way Front Seat
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Manual Lumbar Support (If Equipped)
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Power Seat (If Equipped)
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Reclining Seatbacks
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Head Restraints
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Seatback Latches
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Rear Seats
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Bucket Seats (If Equipped)
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Bench Seats
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Removing the Rear Seats
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Replacing the Rear 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 About Safety Belts and the Answes
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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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Air Bag System
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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?
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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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Adding Equipment to 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 (Bench Seat)
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Lap Belt
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Children
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Infants and Young Children (Except Cargo Vans)
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Infants and Young Children (Cargo Vans)
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Restraint Systems for Children
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Where to Put the Restraint (Except Cargo Vans)
63
Where to Put the Restraint (Cargo Vans)
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Top Strap
65
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
67
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Seat Position (Bench Seat)
70
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
72
Older Children
75
Safety Belt Extender
78
Checking Your Restraint Systems
78
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
79
Section 2 Features and Controls
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Windows
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Express- Down Window
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Keys
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Front Doors
85
Rear Doors
85
Door Locks
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Power Door Locks (If Equipped)
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Programmable Automatic Door Locks
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Leaving Your Vehicle
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Remote Panic Alarm
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Resynchronization
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Sliding Door
93
Sliding Door Security Lock
94
Canceling the Sliding Door Security Lock
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Hatch
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Hatch Release
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Theft
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Key in the Ignition
97
Parking at Night
97
Parking Lots
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Passlock
98
New Vehicle Break-In
98
Ignition Positions
99
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
100
Starting Your Engine
100
Fuel Regulator
101
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
102
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
102
Automatic Transmission Operation
103
Tow/Haul Mode Selector Switch
106
Parking Brake
106
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)
110
Parking Over Things That Burn
110
Engine Exhaust
111
Running Your Engine While You re Parked
111
Locking Rear Axle (If Equipped)
112
All-Wheel Drive (Option)
113
Horn
113
Tilt Wheel (If Equipped)
113
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
114
Turn and Lane Change Signals
114
Turn Signal On Chime
115
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
115
Flash-to-Pass
115
Windshield Wipers
116
Windshield Washer
116
Setting Cruise Control
118
Resuming a Set Speed
118
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
119
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
119
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
119
Using Cruise Control on Hills
119
Ending Cruise Control
119
Erasing Speed Memory
119
Exterior Lamps
120
Automatic Headlamp System
121
Lamps On Reminder
121
Daytime Running Lamps
122
Interior Lamps
123
Instrument Panel Intensity Control
123
Exit Lighting
123
Illuminated Entry
123
Dome Lamps
123
Battery Run-Down Protection
124
Mirrors
124
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
124
Outside Manual Adjust Mirror
124
Power Remote Control Mirror (If Equipped)
125
Convex Outside Mirror
125
Storage Compartments
126
Overhead Console (Option)
128
Reading Lamps
128
Installing a Garage Door Opener
129
Driver Information System (If Equipped)
131
Sunglasses Storage Compartment
133
Convenience Net (Option)
133
Luggage Carrier (Option)
133
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
134
Sun Visors
135
Visor Vanity Mirror (If Equipped)
135
Accessory Power Outlets
136
HomeLink Transmitter (Option)
136
Programming the Transmitter
137
Operating the Transmitter
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Training a Garage Opener with aRolling Code Feature (If Equipped)
139
Erasing Channels
140
Accessories
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The Instrument Panel Your Information System
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Instrument Panel Cluster
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Speedometer and Odometer
144
Trip Odometer
144
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
144
Safety Belt Reminder Light
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Air Bag Readiness Light
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Charging System Indicator Light
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Voltmeter
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Brake System Warning Light
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Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
148
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
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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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Security Light
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Service AWD Light (If Equipped)
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Tow/Haul Light
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Check Gages Light
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Fuel Gage
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Low Fuel Light
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Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
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Comfort Controls
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Heating/Air Conditioning System (If Equipped)
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Fan Knob
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Temperature Knob
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Function Knob
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Heating System
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Fan Knob
159
Temperature Knob
159
Function Knob
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Rear Heating System (Option)
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Rear Air Conditioning System (Option)
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Air Conditioning
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Heating
162
Defrosting
162
Rear Window Defogger (Option)
162
Ventilation System
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Ventilation Tips
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Audio Systems
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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 Compact Disc Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
167
Playing the Radio
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Finding a Station
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Setting the Tone
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Adjusting the Speakers
169
Playing a Compact Disc
169
Rear Seat Audio (If Equipped)
171
Remote Compact Disc Player (If Equipped)
172
Theft-Deterrent Feature (If Equipped)
174
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 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
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Braking
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Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
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Using Anti- Lock
187
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
187
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
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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
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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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Loading Your Vehicle
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Payload
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Trailering Package
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Add-On Equipment
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Towing a Trailer
209
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
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Safety Chains
213
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
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Trailer Wiring Harness
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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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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 Recovery Tank
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How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
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Engine Fan Noise
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If a Tire Goes Flat
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Changing a Flat Tire
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Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
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Removing the Wheel Covers
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Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
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Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
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Compact Spare Tire
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If You re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
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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
254
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
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Fuel
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Fuels in Foreign Countries
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Filling Your Tank
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Filling a Portable Fuel Container
259
Checking Things Under the Hood
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Hood Release
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Engine Compartment Overview
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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 Cover
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Removing the Engine Cover
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Installing the Engine Cover
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Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
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Automatic Transmission Fluid
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When to Check and Change
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How to Check
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Checking the Fluid Level
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How to Add Fluid
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All-Wheel Drive (If Equipped)
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Transfer Case
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When to Check Lubricant
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How to Check Lubricant
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What to Use
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Front Axle
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When to Check and Change Lubricant
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How to Check Lubricant
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What to Use
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Rear Axle
277
When to Check and Change Lubricant
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How to Check Lubricant
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What to Use
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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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Radiator Pressure Cap
281
Power Steering Fluid
282
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
284
Brake Fluid
284
Checking Brake Fluid
285
What to Add
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Brake Wear
286
Brake Pedal Travel
287
Brake Adjustment
287
Replacing Brake System Parts
287
Battery
287
Vehicle Storage
288
Bulb Replacement
288
Halogen Bulbs
288
Headlamps
289
Sealed Beam Lamps
289
Composite Headlamps
290
Front Turn Signal Lamps
292
Taillamps
293
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
294
Tires
295
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
295
When to Check
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How to Check
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Tire Inspection and Rotation
296
When It s Time for New Tires
298
Buying New Tires
298
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
299
Treadwear
300
Traction AA, A, B, C
300
Temperature A, B, C
300
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
301
Wheel Replacement
301
Used Replacement Wheels
302
Tire Chains
302
Appearance Care
303
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
303
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
303
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
304
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
304
Cleaning Vinyl
305
Cleaning Leather
305
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
305
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
305
Care of Safety Belts
305
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
306
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield, Backglass and Wiper Blades
306
Weatherstrips
306
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
306
Washing Your Vehicle
307
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
307
Finish Care
307
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped)
308
Cleaning Tires
308
Sheet Metal Damage
308
Finish Damage
309
Underbody Maintenance
309
Chemical Paint Spotting
309
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
310
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
311
Engine Identification
311
Service Parts Identification Label
311
Electrical System
312
Add-On Electrical Equipment
312
Headlamp Wiring
312
Windshield Wiper Fuses
312
Power Windows and Other Power Options
312
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
313
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
314
Underhood Electrical Center
316
Replacement Bulbs
319
Capacities and Specifications
320
Engine Specifications
320
Wheel Nut Torque
320
Cooling System Capacity
320
Crankcase Capacity
320
Fuel Tank Capacity
320
Transmission Capacity
320
Front Axle Capacity
321
Rear Axle Capacity
321
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
321
Vehicle Dimensions*
321
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
322
Introduction
323
Your Vehicle and the Environment
323
Maintenance Requirements
323
How This Section is Organized
324
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
325
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
325
Selecting the Right Schedule
325
Short Trip/City Definition Short Trip/City Intervals
326
Short Trip/City Intervals
327
Long Trip/Highway Definition
327
Long Trip/Highway Intervals
328
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
329
Footnotes
329
Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
351
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
364
At Each Fuel Fill
364
Engine Oil Level Check
364
Engine Coolant Level Check
364
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
364
At Least Once a Month
364
Tire Inflation Check
364
At Least Twice a Year
365
Restraint System Check
365
Wiper Blade Check
365
Spare Tire Check
365
Weatherstrip Lubrication
365
Automatic Transmission Check
365
At Least Once a Year
366
Key Lock Cylinders Service
366
Body Lubrication Service
366
Starter Switch Check
366
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check
367
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
367
Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARK (P) Mechanism Check
368
Underbody Flushing Service
368
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
369
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
369
Exhaust System Inspection
369
Engine Cooling System Inspection
369
Throttle System Inspection
370
Transfer Case and Front Axle (All- Wheel Drive) Inspection
370
Brake System Inspection
370
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
371
Part E: Maintenance Record
373
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
376
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
377
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
379
Customer Assistance Offices
379
United States
379
Canada
380
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
380
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
380
Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program
381
Canadian Roadside Assistance
382
Courtesy Transportation
383
Plan Ahead When Possible
383
Transportation Options
383
Shuttle Service
383
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
383
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
384
Additional Program Information
384
Warranty Information
384
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
385
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
385
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
386

FAQ about the 2001 Chevrolet Astro Manual

What contains the 2001 Astro manual?

The Chevrolet Astro owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Chevrolet to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Chevrolet Astro. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Chevrolet Astro 2001 owner's manual:

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Astro owners can do
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

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