2001 Chevrolet Malibu Owner's Manual

2001 Chevrolet Malibu owners manual
Year:
2001
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Malibu
Rating:
(4)

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Size:
2.53 MB

Table of Contents

2001 Chevrolet Malibu 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 Systems
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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 Seat Restraints
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Seats and Seat Controls
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Manual Front Seats
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6-Way Power Seat (If Equipped)
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Reclining Front Seatbacks
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Head Restraints
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Rear Seats
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Folding Rear Seat
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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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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
39
Lap-Shoulder Belt
39
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
65
Checking Your Restraint Systems
65
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
65
Section 2 Features and Controls
66
Windows
67
Manual Windows
68
Power Windows (If Equipped)
68
Auto- Down Switch
68
Lock Out Button
68
Keys
69
Door Locks
71
Power Door Locks
72
Door Ajar Reminder
72
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
72
Customizing the Automatic Door Locks
72
Delayed Locking
73
Rear Door Security Locks
74
Anti-Lockout Protection
75
Leaving Your Vehicle
75
Remote Keyless Entry System (If Equipped)
75
Operation
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Programmable Horn Chirp
77
Radio Personalization
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Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
78
Battery Replacement
78
Resynchronization
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Trunk
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Remote Trunk Release
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Remote Trunk Release Lockout (If Equipped)
81
Trunk Release Handle (If Equipped)
81
Trap-Resistant Trunk Kit
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Theft
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Key in the Ignition
82
Parking at Night
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Parking Lots
82
Passlock
83
New Vehicle Break-In
83
Ignition Positions
84
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
85
Starting Your Engine
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Engine Coolant Heater (Option)
86
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
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Automatic Transaxle Operation
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Second-Gear Start
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Parking Brake
91
Shifting Into PARK (P)
92
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
93
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
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Running Your Engine While You re Parked
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Horn
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Tilt Wheel
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Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
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Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicators
97
Headlamps
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Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
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Lamps On Reminder
99
Flash-to-Pass
99
Windshield Wipers
99
Windshield Washer
100
Cruise Control (If Equipped)
101
Setting Cruise Control
102
Resuming a Set Speed
102
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
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Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
103
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
103
Using Cruise Control on Hills
103
Canceling Cruise Control
103
Erasing the Cruise Speed Memory
103
Exterior Lamps
104
Headlamps
104
Daytime Running Lamps
104
Automatic Light Control (ALC)
104
Headlamps Dim to Park (If Equipped)
105
Delayed Headlamps
105
Fog Lamps (If Equipped)
105
Interior Lamps
106
Instrument Panel Intensity Control
106
Illuminated Entry/Exit System
106
Mirror Reading Lamps (If Equipped)
106
Three-Position Dome Lamp
106
Trunk Lamp
107
Battery Saver
107
Mirrors
107
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
107
Manual Remote Control Mirror
108
Power Remote Control Mirrors (If Equipped)
108
Convex Outside Mirror
109
Storage Compartments
109
Glove Box
109
Instrument Panel Cupholder
109
Center Console Storage Area
109
Center Console Cupholder
109
Rear Seat Cupholders
109
Convenience Net (If Equipped)
110
Ashtray and Cigarette Lighter
110
Sun Visors
110
Visor Vanity Mirror
110
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror (If Equipped)
110
Accessory Power Outlet
111
Garment Hook
111
Sunroof (Option)
112
The Instrument Panel Your Information System
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Instrument Panel Cluster
115
Speedometer and Odometer
116
Trip Odometer
116
Tachometer
117
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
117
Safety Belt Reminder Light
118
Air Bag Readiness Light
119
Charging System Indicator Light
120
Brake System Warning Light
121
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
122
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
122
Low Coolant Warning Light
123
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
123
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 Light
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Check Oil Light
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Passlock Warning Light
128
Cruise Light (If Equipped)
129
Low Washer Light
129
Service Vehicle Soon Light
130
Door Ajar Light
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Fuel Gage
131
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
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Comfort Controls
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Climate Control System with Air Conditioning
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Fan Knob
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Temperature Knob
133
Mode Knob
133
Mode Buttons
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Air Conditioning
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Heating
135
Defogging and Defrosting Windows
136
Ventilation Tips
138
Audio Systems
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Setting the Clock for Systems without Radio Data System (RDS)
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Setting the Clock for Systems with Radio Data System (RDS)
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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 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
147
Tight/Loose Tape Sensor Defeat
150
CD Adapter Kits
150
AM-FM Stereo with 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 Compact Disc
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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 Non-RDS Radios
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Theft-Deterrent Feature RDS Radios
169
Understanding Radio Reception
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AM
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FM Stereo
170
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
172
Chime Level Adjustment
172
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
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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
200
Towing Your Vehicle from the Rear
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Loading Your Vehicle
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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
210
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
211
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
230
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
231
Storing the Flat Tire and Tools
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Storing the Spare Tire and Tools
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Compact Spare Tire
238
If You re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
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Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
239
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
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Service
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Doing Your Own Service Work
241
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
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Fuel
242
Fuels in Foreign Countries
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Filling Your Tank
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Filling a Portable Fuel Container
247
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
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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
261
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
267
Battery
268
Vehicle Storage
268
Bulb Replacement
269
Halogen Bulbs
269
Headlamps
269
Front Turn Signal Lamp Bulb Replacement
271
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) (Interior Mounted)
271
Tail/Stop/Turn Signal/Back-Up Lamps
272
Dome Lamp
274
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
275
Tires
276
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
277
When to Check
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How to Check
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Tire Inspection and Rotation
278
When It s Time for New Tires
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Buying New Tires
280
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
281
Treadwear
281
Traction AA, A, B, C
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Temperature A, B, C
282
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
282
Wheel Replacement
283
Used Replacement Wheels
284
Tire Chains
284
Appearance Care
285
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
285
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
285
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
286
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
286
Cleaning Vinyl
287
Cleaning Leather
287
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
287
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
287
Care of Safety Belts
287
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
288
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
288
Weatherstrips
288
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
288
Washing Your Vehicle
289
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
289
Finish Care
289
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped)
290
Cleaning Tires
290
Sheet Metal Damage
290
Finish Damage
291
Underbody Maintenance
291
Chemical Paint Spotting
291
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
292
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
293
Engine Identification
293
Service Parts Identification Label
293
Electrical System
294
Add-On Electrical Equipment
294
Headlamp Wiring
294
Windshield Wipers
294
Power Windows and Other Power Options
294
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
295
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
295
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
298
Replacement Bulbs
300
Capacities and Specifications
301
Engine Specifications
301
Capacities
301
Wheel Nut Torque
301
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
302
Vehicle Dimensions
302
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
303
Introduction
304
Your Vehicle and the Environment
304
Maintenance Requirements
304
How This Section is Organized
305
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
306
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
306
Selecting the Right Schedule
306
Short Trip/City Definition
307
Short Trip/City Intervals
307
Long Trip/Highway Definition
308
Long Trip/Highway Intervals
308
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
309
Footnotes
309
Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
320
Footnotes
320
Engine Oil Level Check
327
Engine Coolant Level Check
327
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
327
At Least Once a Month
327
Tire Inflation Check
327
Cassette Deck Service
327
At Least Twice a Year
328
Restraint System Check
328
Wiper Blade Check
328
Weatherstrip Lubrication
328
Automatic Transaxle Inspection
328
At Least Once a Year
328
Key Lock Cylinders Service
328
Body Lubrication Service
328
Starter Switch Check
329
Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
329
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
330
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
330
Underbody Flushing Service
330
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
331
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
331
Exhaust System Inspection
331
Engine Cooling System Inspection
331
Throttle System Inspection
332
Brake System Inspection
332
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
333
Part E: Maintenance Record
335
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
339
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
340
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
342
Customer Assistance Offices
342
United States
342
Canada
343
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
343
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
343
Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program
344
Canadian Roadside Assistance
345
Courtesy Transportation
346
Plan Ahead When Possible
346
Transportation Options
346
Shuttle Service
346
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
346
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
347
Additional Program Information
347
Warranty Information
347
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
348
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
348
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
349

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

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Malibu
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Malibu owners can do
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Malibu, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

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