2001 Chevrolet Express Owner's Manual

2001 Chevrolet Express owners manual
Year:
2001
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Express
Rating:
(6)

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Size:
2.84 MB

Table of Contents

- 2001 Chevy Express Van Owner's Manual
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24-hour Roadside Assistance
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Copyright General Motors Corp. 2001
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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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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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Power Seat (Option)
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Reclining Seatbacks
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Rear Seats
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Getting Into the Rear Seats
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Removing the Rear Seat
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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 Answers
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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
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Lap Belt
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Children
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Infants and Young Children (Except Cargo Vans with Passenger Air Bags)
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Infants and Young Children (Cargo Vans with Passenger Air Bags)
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Restraint Systems for Children
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Where to Put the Restraint (Except Cargo Vans and Cab and Chassis Models)
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Where to Put the Restraint (Cargo Vans and Cab and Chassis Models)
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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 a Center 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
77
Checking Your Restraint Systems
77
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
77
Section 2 Features and Controls
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Windows
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Manual Windows
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Power Windows (Option)
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Swing-Out Windows
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Keys
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Door Locks
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Power Door Locks (Option)
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Rear Door Security Lock
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Keyless Entry System (If Equipped)
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Operation
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Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
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Battery Replacement
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Resynchronization
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Sliding Side Door (Option)
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60/40 Swing-Out Side Door
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Rear Doors
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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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Passlock
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New Vehicle Break-In
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Ignition Positions
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Starting Your Gasoline Engine
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Starting Your 8.1L V8 Engine
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Starting Your 4.3L V6, 5.0L V8 or 5.7L V8 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 Transmission Operation
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Parking Brake
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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)
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Parking Over Things That Burn
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Engine Exhaust
109
Running Your Engine While You re Parked
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Locking Rear Axle (If Equipped)
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Horn
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Tilt Wheel (Option)
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Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
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Turn and Lane Change Signals
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Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
112
Windshield Wipers
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Windshield Washer
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Cruise Control (Option)
114
Setting Cruise Control
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Resuming a Set Speed
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Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
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Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
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Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
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Using Cruise Control on Hills
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Ending Cruise Control
116
Erasing Speed Memory
116
Exterior Lamps
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Headlamps On Reminder
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Daytime Running Lamps
118
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp
119
Interior Lamps
119
Dome Lamps
119
Reading Lamps (Option)
120
Mirrors
121
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
121
Outside Mirrors
121
Electric Outside Rearview Mirrors (Option)
121
Heated Outside Rearview Mirrors (If Equipped)
122
Convex Outside Mirror
122
Camper-Type Mirrors (If Equipped)
123
Storage Compartments
124
Cigarette Lighter/Ashtray
124
Sun Visors
125
Visor Vanity Mirror (Option)
125
Accessory Power Outlet
126
The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System
127
Trip Odometer
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Electronic Road-Speed Governor (Gasoline Engines) (Option)
131
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
131
Safety Belt Reminder Light
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Air Bag Readiness Light
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Charging System Light
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Voltmeter
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Brake System Warning Light
134
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
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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) (4.3L, 5.0L & 5.7L Engines and 8.1L California Gasoline Engine)
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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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Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light) (Check Engine Light) (8.1L Gasoline Engine -- Except California)
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Reduced Engine Power
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Oil Pressure Gage
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Security Light
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Daytime Running Lamps Indicator Light
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Check Gages Light
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Fuel Gage
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Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
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Comfort Controls
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Heater Controls
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Fan Knob
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Temperature Knob
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Mode Knob
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Heater/Air Conditioning Controls (If Equipped)
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Fan Knob
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Temperature Knob
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Mode Knob
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Rear Heater (Without Air Conditioning) (If Equipped)
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Rear Air Conditioning and Rear Heater (If Equipped)
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Air Conditioning
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Heating
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Defrosting
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Rear Window Defogger (If Equipped)
151
Ventilation System
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Ventilation Tips
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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 Cassette Tape 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 Cassette Tape
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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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AM-FM Stereo with 6-Disc Compact Disc Player with Programmable Equalization and Radio Data System (RDS) (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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Using RDS Mode
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Adjusting the Speakers
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Playing a Compact Disc
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Using Song List Mode
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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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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 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
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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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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 (Gasoline Engine)
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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 (Gasoline Engine)
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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 and Locking Wheel Nuts
259
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
260
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
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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 (Gasoline Engine)
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Fuels in Foreign Countries (Gasoline Engines)
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Filling Your Tank (Gasoline Engine)
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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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Noise Control System
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Tampering With Noise Control System Prohibited
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Engine Oil (Gasoline Engine)
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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 (Gasoline Engines)
285
Automatic Transmission Fluid
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Checking the Fluid Level
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How to Add Fluid
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Rear 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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Engine Coolant
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Adding Coolant
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Radiator 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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Checking Brake Fluid
298
What to Add
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Brake Wear
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Brake Pedal Travel
300
Brake Adjustment
301
Replacing Brake System Parts
301
Battery
301
Vehicle Storage
302
Bulb Replacement
302
Sealed Beam Headlamp
303
Composite Headlamps
303
Front Parking/Turn Signal Lamps
304
Sidemarker Lamps
305
Taillamps
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Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
309
When to Check
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When It s Time for New Tires
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Dual Tire Operation
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Treadwear
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Traction -- AA, A, B, C
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Temperature -- A, B, C
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Used Replacement Wheels
318
Tire Chains
319
Appearance Care
319
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
320
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
320
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
320
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
321
Cleaning Vinyl
321
Cleaning Leather
321
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
322
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
322
Care of Safety Belts
322
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
322
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
322
Weatherstrips
323
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
323
Washing Your Vehicle
323
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
323
Finish Care
324
Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Parts
324
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped)
325
Cleaning Tires
325
Sheet Metal Damage
325
Finish Damage
326
Underbody Maintenance
326
Chemical Paint Spotting
326
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
327
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
328
Engine Identification
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Service Parts Identification Label
328
Electrical System
329
Add-On Electrical Equipment
329
Headlamp Wiring
329
Windshield Wiper Fuses
329
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
330
Engine Compartment Fuse Relay Center
333
Replacement Bulbs
335
Capacities and Specifications
336
Engine Identification -- Gasoline Engines
336
Wheel Nut Torque
337
Cooling System Capacity
337
Crankcase Capacity
338
Fuel Tank Capacity
338
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
339
Replacement Parts
339
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
340
Introduction
341
Your Vehicle and the Environment
341
Maintenance Requirements
341
How This Section is Organized
342
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
343
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
343
Short Trip/City Definition Short Trip/City Intervals
344
Short Trip/City Intervals Short Trip/City Intervals
345
Long Trip/Highway Definition
346
Long Trip/Highway Intervals
346
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
348
Footnotes
348
Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
372
Footnotes
372
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
387
At the First 100, 1,000 and 6,000 Miles (160, 1 600 and 10 000 km)
387
At Each Fuel Fill
387
Engine Oil Level Check
387
Engine Coolant Level Check
387
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
387
At Least Once a Month
387
Tire Inflation Check
387
Restraint System Check
388
Wiper Blade Check
388
Spare Tire Check
388
Gasoline Engine Only: Engine Air Cleaner Filter Restriction Indicator Check
388
Weatherstrip Lubrication
388
Automatic Transmission Check
388
At Least Once a Year
389
Key Lock Cylinders Service
389
Body Lubrication Service
389
Starter Switch Check
389
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check
390
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
390
Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARK (P) Mechanism Check
391
Underbody Flushing Service
391
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
392
Steering and Suspension Inspection
392
Exhaust System Inspection
392
Engine Cooling System Inspection
392
Throttle System Inspection (Gasoline Engine)
393
Rear Axle Service
393
Brake System Inspection
393
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
394
Part E: Maintenance Record
397
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
400
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
401
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
403
Customer Assistance Offices
403
United States
403
Canada
404
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
404
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
404
Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program
405
Canadian Roadside Assistance
406
Courtesy Transportation
407
Plan Ahead When Possible
407
Transportation Options
407
Shuttle Service
407
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
407
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
408
Additional Program Information
408
Warranty Information
408
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
409
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
409
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
410
Ordering Owner Publications in Canada
409

FAQ about the 2001 Chevrolet Express Manual

What contains the 2001 Express manual?

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

  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Express, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Express
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

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