2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner's Manual

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

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2.62 MB

Table of Contents

2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 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 System
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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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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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Reclining Front Seatbacks
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Head Restraints
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Seatback Latches (2-Door Models)
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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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About Safety Belts Here Are Questions Many People Ask and the Answers
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How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
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Adults
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Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster (4- Door Models)
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Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
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Right Front Passenger Position
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Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
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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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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
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Lap Belt
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Children
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Infants and Young Children
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Restraint Systems for Children
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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
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Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
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Older 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
66
Section 2 Features and Controls
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Windows
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Manual Windows
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Power Windows (If Equipped)
69
Auto Down Window
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Lockout Switch
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Keys
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Door Locks
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Power Door Locks (If Equipped)
73
Rear Door Security Lock (4-Door Models)
73
To Use One of These Locks
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To Open a Rear Door With the Security Lock
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To Cancel the Rear Door Lock
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Lockout Prevention (If Equipped)
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Leaving Your Vehicle
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Remote Keyless Entry (If Equipped)
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Operation
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Radio Personalization Feature
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Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
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Battery Replacement
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Replacing the Battery in the Remote Keyless Entry System Transmitter
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Resynchronization
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Trunk
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Remote Trunk Release (If Equipped)
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Trunk Release Handle (If Equipped)
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Trap-Resistant Trunk Kit
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Theft
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Key in the Ignition
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Parking at Night
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Parking Lots
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Content Theft Security System (If Equipped)
82
Arming the System
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Disarming the System
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How the System Alarm is Activated
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How to Turn Off the System Alarm
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How to Detect a Tamper Condition
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Passlock
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New Vehicle Break-In
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Ignition Positions
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Key Release Button (Manual Transaxle)
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Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
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Starting Your Engine
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Automatic Transaxle
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Manual Transaxle
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Starting Your 2.2 Liter L4 Engine
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Starting Your 2.4 Liter L4 Engine
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Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
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To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
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Automatic Transaxle Operation
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Forward Gears (3-Speed)
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Forward Gears (4-Speed)
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Manual Transaxle Operation
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Five-Speed
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Shift Speeds
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Up-Shift Light (Manual Transaxle)
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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)
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Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transaxle Models Only)
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Parking Over Things That Burn
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Engine Exhaust
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Running Your Engine While You re Parked (Automatic Transaxle)
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Horn
102
Tilt Wheel (If Equipped) Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
103
Turn Signal and Lane-Change Indicator
104
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
104
Flash-to-Pass
104
Windshield Wipers
105
Windshield Washer Cruise Control (If Equipped)
106
Setting Cruise Control
107
Resuming a Set Speed
108
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
108
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
108
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
108
Using Cruise Control on Hills
109
Ending Cruise Control
109
Erasing Cruise Speed Memory
109
Exterior Lamps
109
Parking Lamps
110
Headlamps
110
Lamps On Reminder
110
Daytime Running Lamps
110
Fog Lamps (If Equipped)
111
Interior Lamps
112
Instrument Panel Intensity Control
112
Illuminated Entry
112
Front Reading Lamps (If Equipped)
112
Map Lamps (If Equipped)
113
Battery Saver
113
Mirrors
113
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
113
Manual Remote Control Mirror
113
Power Remote Control Mirrors (If Equipped)
114
Convex Outside Mirror
114
Breakaway Mirrors
115
Storage Compartments
115
Center Console Storage Area
115
Center Console Cupholders
116
Convenience Net (If Equipped)
116
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter (If Equipped)
116
Sun Visors
117
Sunroof (If Equipped)
117
The Instrument Panel Your Information System
118
Instrument Panel Cluster
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Speedometer and Odometer
121
Trip Odometer
121
Tachometer (If Equipped)
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Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
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Safety Belt Reminder Light
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Air Bag Readiness Light
123
Charging System Light
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Brake System Warning Light
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Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
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Enhanced Traction System Warning Light (If Equipped)
126
Enhanced Traction System Active Light
127
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
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Low Coolant Warning Light
128
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
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If the Light Is Flashing
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If the Light Is On Steady
130
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
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Oil Pressure Light
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Service Vehicle Soon Light
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Passlock Warning Light
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Up-Shift Light (Manual Transaxle)
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Check Gages Light
134
Fuel Gage
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Standard Climate Control System
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Fan Knob
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Temperature Knob
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Mode Knob
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Climate Control System with Air Conditioning (If Equipped)
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Fan Knob
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Temperature Knob
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Mode Knob
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Air Conditioning Compressor Button
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Air Conditioning (If Equipped)
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Heating
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Defogging and Defrosting
140
Rear Window Defogger (If Equipped)
141
Ventilation System
142
Ventilation Tips
142
Audio Systems
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Setting the Clock for Systems without Radio Data System
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Setting the Clock for Systems with Radio Data System
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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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Radio Calibration
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AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc 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 Compact Disc
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Radio Calibration
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AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) 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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Using RDS
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Playing a Cassette Tape
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Tight/Loose Tape Sensor Defeat
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Playing a Compact Disc
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Personal Choice Radio Controls (If Equipped)
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Theft- Deterrent Feature RDS Radios (If Equipped)
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Theft-Deterrent Feature Non-RDS Radios (If Equipped)
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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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Chime Level Adjustment (RDS Radios Only)
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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
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Braking in Emergencies
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Enhanced Traction System
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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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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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Towing Your Vehicle From the Front 3- Speed Automatic Transaxle (With a Dolly)
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Towing Your Vehicle From the Front 4- Speed Automatic and 5- Speed Manual Transaxle (Without a Dolly)
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Towing Your Vehicle from the Rear (All Transaxles)
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Loading Your Vehicle
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Towing a Trailer (Models with 2.4L L4 Engine and 4- Speed Automatic Transaxle)
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If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
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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
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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
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Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
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Towing a Trailer (Except Models with 2.4L L4 Engine and 4- Speed Automatic Transaxle)
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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 Surge Tank
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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 Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
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Storing the Flat Tire and Tools
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Storing the 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
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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
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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 Air Cleaner/Filter
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Automatic Transaxle Fluid (Three- Speed Only)
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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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Automatic Transaxle Fluid (Four- Speed Only)
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Manual Transaxle Fluid
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Hydraulic Clutch
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When to Check and What to Use
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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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Surge Tank Pressure Cap
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Power Steering Fluid
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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
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Brake Fluid
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What to Add
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Brake Wear
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Brake Pedal Travel
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Brake Adjustment
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Replacing Brake System Parts
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Battery
272
Vehicle Storage
272
Bulb Replacement
272
Halogen Bulbs
272
Headlamps
273
Front Park and Turn Signal Lamps
275
Taillamps and Rear Turn Signal Lamps
277
Back-Up Lamps
278
Dome Lamp with Integral Reading Lamps
278
Dome Lamp without Integral Reading Lamps
278
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
279
When to Check
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When It s Time for New Tires
283
Buying New Tires
284
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
285
Treadwear
285
Traction AA, A, B, C
285
Temperature A, B, C
286
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
286
Wheel Replacement
286
Used Replacement Wheels
287
Tire Chains
288
Appearance Care
289
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
289
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
289
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
290
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
290
Cleaning Vinyl
291
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
291
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
291
Care of Safety Belts
291
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
291
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
292
Weatherstrips
292
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
292
Washing Your Vehicle
292
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
293
Finish Care
293
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped)
294
Cleaning Tires
294
Sheet Metal Damage
294
Finish Damage
295
Underbody Maintenance
295
Chemical Paint Spotting
295
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
296
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
297
Engine Identification
297
Service Parts Identification Label
297
Electrical System
298
Add-On Electrical Equipment
298
Headlamp Wiring
298
Windshield Wiper Fuse
298
Power Windows and Other Power Options
298
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
299
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
299
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
301
Replacement Bulbs
302
Capacities and Specifications
303
2.2L Engine Specifications
303
2.4L Engine Specifications
303
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
304
Vehicle Dimensions
304
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
305
Introduction
306
Your Vehicle and the Environment
306
Maintenance Requirements
306
How This Section is Organized
307
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
308
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
308
Selecting the Right Schedule
308
Short Trip/City Definition
309
Short Trip/City Intervals
309
Long Trip/Highway Definition
310
Long Trip/HIghway Intervals
310
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
311
Footnotes
311
Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
325
Footnotes
325
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
334
At Each Fuel Fill
334
Engine Oil Level Check
334
Engine Coolant Level Check
334
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
334
At Least Once a Month
334
Tire Inflation Check
334
Cassette Deck Service
334
At Least Twice a Year
335
Restraint System Check
335
Wiper Blade Check
335
Weatherstrip Lubrication
335
Manual Transaxle Check
335
Automatic Transaxle Check (Three-Speed Only)
335
Automatic Transaxle Inspection (Four-Speed Only)
335
Hydraulic Clutch System Check
335
At Least Once a Year
336
Key Lock Cylinders Service
336
Body Lubrication Service
336
Starter Switch Check
336
Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
337
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
337
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
338
Underbody Flushing Service
338
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
339
Steering, Suspension and Front Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
339
Exhaust System Inspection
339
Engine Cooling System Insspection
339
Throttle System Inspection
339
Brake System Inspection
340
Caliper/Knuckle Maintenance Inspection
340
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
341
Part E: Maintenance Record
343
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
345
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
346
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
348
Customer Assistance Offices
348
United States
348
Canada
349
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
349
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
349
Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program
350
Canadian Roadside Assistance
351
Courtesy Transportation
352
Plan Ahead When Possible
352
Transportation Options
352
Shuttle Service
352
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
352
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
353
Additional Program Information
353
Warranty Information
353
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
354
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
354
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
355

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

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Cavalier owners can do
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Cavalier, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

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