2001 Chevrolet Corvette Owner's Manual

2001 Chevrolet Corvette owners manual
Year:
2001
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Corvette
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(6)

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2.64 MB

Table of Contents

2001 Chevrolet Corvette 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 Restraints
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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
6
8. Customer Assistance Information
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For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French Language Manual:
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Corvette: The American Dream Machine
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Corvette Assembly Plant
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How to Use this Manual
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Safety Warnings and Symbols
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Vehicle Damage Warnings
15
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 Seats
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Power Seats (Option)
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Sport Seat (Option)
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Reclining Seatbacks
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Seatback Latches
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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 Answers
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How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
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Adults
30
Lap Belt Cinch Feature
31
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
36
Passenger Position
37
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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Air Bag Off Switch
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Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
45
Children
46
Infants and Young Children
46
Restraint Systems for Children
49
Top Strap
52
Securing a Child Restraint in the Passenger Seat Position
54
Older Children
58
Safety Belt Extender
61
Checking Your Restraint Systems
61
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
62
Section 2 Features and Controls
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Windows
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Power Windows
64
Express-Down Windows
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Keys
66
Door Locks
68
Power Door Locks
69
Inadvertent Lockout Protection
69
Leaving Your Vehicle
69
Memory (Option)
69
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
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Operation
72
Panic Alarm Button
73
RKE Settings
73
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
73
Battery Replacement
74
Replacing the Battery in the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
75
Resynchronizing Your Transmitter
75
Hatch/Trunk Lid Release
76
Trunk Release Handle (If Equipped)
79
Theft
80
Key in the Ignition
80
Parking at Night
80
Parking Lots
80
Theft-Deterrent System
81
Arming the System
81
Testing the Alarm
81
Disarming the System
82
PASS-Key
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New Vehicle Break-In
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Front Air Dam
84
Ignition Switch
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Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
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Starting Your Engine
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Automatic Transmission
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Manual Transmission
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Starter Interlock Feature
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Racing or Other Competitive Driving
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Engine Coolant Heater (Canada Only)
88
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
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Automatic Transmission Operation
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Manual Transmission Operation
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Shift Speeds (Manual Transmission)
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One to Four Shift Light (Manual Transmission)
95
Downshifting (Manual Transmission)
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Parking Brake
97
Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission Only)
98
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running (Automatic Transmission Only)
99
Torque Lock (Automatic Transmission)
99
Shifting Out of PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission)
100
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission Models Only)
100
Parking Over Things That Burn
101
Engine Exhaust
101
Running Your Engine While You re Parked (Automatic Transmission)
102
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
102
Selective Real Time Damping (SRTD) (Option)
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Horn
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Tilt Wheel
104
Telescopic Steering Wheel (If Equipped)
104
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
105
Turn and Lane Change Signals
105
Turn Signal on Chime
106
Headlamps
106
Headlamp Doors
106
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
107
Lamps on Reminder
107
Flash-to-Pass Feature
107
Windshield Wipers
108
Windshield Washer
109
Cruise Control
109
Setting Cruise Control
111
Resuming a Set Speed
111
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
111
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
112
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
112
Using Cruise Control on Hills
112
Ending Cruise Control
112
Erasing Speed Memory
112
Exterior Lamps
113
Daytime Running Lamps
113
Fog Lamps (If Equipped)
113
Twilight Sentinel Automatic Lamp Control (Optional, Standard in Canada)
114
Interior Lamps
115
Instrument Panel Brightness Control
115
Parade Mode
115
Courtesy Lamps
115
Exit and Entry Lighting
115
Reading Lamps
116
Inadvertent Load Control
116
Mirrors
116
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
116
Electrochromic Day/Night Inside Rearview Mirror with Map Lamps (Option)
117
Driver s Outside Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror (If Equipped)
117
Power/Heated Remote Control Mirrors
118
Convex Outside Mirror
118
Storage Compartments
119
Glove Box
119
Instrument Panel Cupholder
119
Center Console Storage
119
Security Shade (Option)
120
Using the Security Shade
120
Rear Storage Compartments
120
Convenience Net (Option)
122
Ashtray and Cigarette Lighter
122
Sun Visors
122
Lighted Visor Vanity Mirrors
122
Accessory Power Outlet
123
Floor Mats (Option)
124
How to Remove and Replace the Floor Mats
124
Roof Panel (If Equipped)
124
Removing the Roof Panel
124
Storing the Roof Panel
128
Installing the Roof Panel
130
Convertible Top (Option)
131
Lowering the Convertible Top
132
Raising the Convertible Top
136
The Instrument Panel Your Information System
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Instrument Panel Cluster
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Speedometer and Odometer
141
Tachometer
141
Warning Lights, Gages and Messages
142
Safety Belt Reminder Light
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Air Bag Readiness Light
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Air Bag Off Light
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Voltmeter
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Brake System Warning Light
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Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
147
Traction Control System (TCS) Light
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Active Handling System Light
148
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
149
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
151
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
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Engine Oil Pressure Gage
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Security Light
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Check Gages Warning Light
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Fuel Gage
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Driver Information Center (DIC)
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DIC Controls and Displays
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1 FUEL
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2 GAGES
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3 TRIP
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Odometer
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Trip Odometers
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Miles Since Last Ignition Feature
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Elapsed Time
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Average Speed
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Engine Oil Life
160
4 OPTIONS
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Twilight (Optional, Standard in Canada)
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Lock and Arm
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Alarm
162
Approach Lights
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Auto Lock
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Auto Unlock
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Easy Entry
164
Languages
164
Blank Page
164
DIC Warnings and Messages
165
Other Messages
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Head-Up Display (Option)
175
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
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Comfort Controls
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Manual Comfort Controls
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Fan Knob
180
Temperature Knob
180
Mode Knob
180
Mode Buttons
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Automatic Electronic Dual Climate Control System (Option)
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Digital Display
182
Driver Set Temperature Knob
182
Passenger Temperature Offset
183
Automatic Operation
183
A Typical Cold Weather Example:
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A Typical Hot Weather Example:
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Manual Settings
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Function Buttons
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Sensors
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Solar Load Sensor
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Outside Air Temperature Sensor
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Inside Temperature Sensor
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Air Conditioning
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Heating
189
Defogging and Defrosting
189
Rear Window Defogger
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Ventilation System
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Ventilation Tips
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Audio Systems
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Setting the Clock
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AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and Automatic Tone Control
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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 Cassette Tape
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CD Adapter Kits
195
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Automatic Tone Control (Option)
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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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Trunk-Mounted CD Changer (Option)
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Operating the Trunk- Mounted CD Changer with the AM- FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and Automatic Tone Control
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Operating the Trunk- Mounted CD Changer with the AM- FM Stereo with CD Player and Automatic Tone Control
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Compact Disc Changer Errors
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Theft-Deterrent Feature
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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 Cassette Tape Player
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Care of Your Compact Discs
209
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
209
Fixed Mast Antenna (Z06)
209
Power Antenna Mast Care (Convertible)
210
Integrated Windshield and Rear Window Antennas (Coupe)
210
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
219
Traction Control System (TCS)
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Active Handling System
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Competitive Driving Mode
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Steering
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Power Steering
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Magnetic Speed Variable Assist Steering
222
Steering Tips
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Driving on Curves
222
Steering in Emergencies
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Off-Road Recovery
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Passing
225
Loss of Control
226
Skidding
226
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
241
Loading Your Vehicle
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Towing a Trailer
243
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
246
Towing Your Vehicle
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Engine Overheating
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Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
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If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
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If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
253
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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Tire Inflator Kit (Z06 Models Only)
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Tire Sealant
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Air Compressor
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Tire Inflator Kit Storage
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To Stow the Tire Inflator Kit:
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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
272
Fuel
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Fuels in Foreign Countries
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Filling Your Tank
274
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
278
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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How to Reset the Change Oil Soon Message
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What to Do with Used Oil
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Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
286
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Replacement
287
Automatic Transmission Fluid
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How to Check
288
Manual Transmission Fluid
288
When to Check
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How to Check
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How to Add Fluid
290
Hydraulic Clutch
290
When to Check and What to Use
290
How to Check and Add Fluid
291
Rear Axle
291
When to Check Lubricant
291
How to Check Lubricant
291
What to Use
292
Engine Coolant
292
Adding Coolant
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Surge Tank Pressure Cap
295
Power Steering Fluid
295
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
297
Brakes
298
Brake Fluid
298
Checking Brake Fluid
299
What to Add
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Brake Wear
300
Brake Pedal Travel
300
Brake Adjustment
301
Replacing Brake System Parts
301
Battery
301
Vehicle Storage
302
Bulb Replacement
302
Halogen Bulbs
302
Headlamps
303
Rear Turn Signal and Taillamps
304
Back-Up Lamps
306
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
307
Tires
309
Extended Mobility Tires (Except ZO6 Models)
310
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
312
When to Check
312
How to Check
313
Tire Pressure Monitor (If Equipped)
313
Tire Rotation
315
When It s Time for New Tires
315
Buying New Tires
315
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
317
Treadwear
317
Traction AA, A, B, C
317
Temperature A, B, C
318
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
318
Wheel Replacement
319
Used Replacement Wheels
321
Using the Wheel Lock Key
321
Tire Chains
322
Lifting Your Corvette
322
Lifting From the Front
324
Lifting From the Rear
325
Appearance Care
326
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
326
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
326
Cleaning Coated Moldings
327
Cleaning Leather
327
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
327
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
327
Cleaning the Security Shade and Convenience Net
327
Care of Safety Belts
328
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
328
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
328
Weatherstrips
329
Cleaning a Removable Roof Panel
329
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
329
Washing Your Vehicle
329
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
330
Finish Care
330
Cleaning Your Convertible Top
331
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels
331
Cleaning Tires
332
Finish Damage
332
Magnesium Wheel Finish
332
Underbody Maintenance
332
Titanium Exhaust System (Z06 Model)
333
Fiberglass Springs
333
Chemical Paint Spotting
333
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
334
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
335
Engine Identification
335
Service Parts Identification Label
335
Electrical System
336
Add-On Electrical Equipment
336
Accessory Power Plug
336
Headlamps
337
Windshield Wipers
338
Power Windows and Other Power Options
338
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
338
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
338
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
341
Replacement Bulbs
343
Capacities and Specifications
344
Engine Specifications
345
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
345
Vehicle Dimensions
346
Engine Accessory Drive Belt Routing
346
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
347
Introduction
348
Your Vehicle and the Environment
348
Maintenance Requirements
348
How This Section is Organized
349
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
350
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
350
Scheduled Maintenance
351
Footnotes
351
Scheduled Maintenance
352
Engine Oil Scheduled Maintenance
352
Scheduled Maintenance
353
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
359
At Each Fuel Fill
359
Engine Oil Level Check
359
Engine Coolant Level Check
359
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
359
At Least Once a Month
359
Tire Inflation Check
359
Cassette Deck Service
359
Power Antenna Service
359
At Least Twice a Year
360
Restraint System Check
360
Wiper Blade Check
360
Weatherstrip Lubrication
360
Manual Transmission Check
360
Automatic Transmission Inspection
360
At Least Once a Year
360
Key Lock Cylinders Service
360
Body Lubrication Service
360
Starter Switch Check
361
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check
361
Ignition Automatic Transmission Lock Check
362
Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARK (P) Mechanism Check
362
Underbody Flushing Service
362
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
363
Steering and Suspension Inspection
363
Tire and Wheel Inspection
363
Exhaust System Inspection
363
Engine Cooling System Inspection
364
Rear Axle Service
364
Brake System Inspection
364
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
365
Part E: Maintenance Record
367
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
371
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
372
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
374
Customer Assistance Offices
374
United States
374
Canada
375
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
375
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
375
Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program
376
Canadian Roadside Assistance
377
Courtesy Transportation
378
Plan Ahead When Possible
378
Transportation Options
378
Shuttle Service
378
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
378
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
379
Additional Program Information
379
Warranty Information
379
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
380
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
380
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
381

FAQ about the 2001 Chevrolet Corvette Manual

What contains the 2001 Corvette manual?

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

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Corvette
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Corvette, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

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