2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner's Manual

2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo owners manual
Year:
2001
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Monte Carlo
Rating:
(8)

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Size:
2.8 MB

Table of Contents

2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 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
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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
12
Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
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Seats and Seat Controls
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Manual Front Seat
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6-Way Power Seat (Option)
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Manual Lumbar
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Heated Front Seat (Option) Reclining Front Seatbacks
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Reclining Front Seatbacks
16
Head Restraints
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Seatback Latches
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Easy Entry Manual Seat
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Split 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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Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
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Right Front Passenger Position
34
Air Bag Systems
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How the Air Bag Systems Work
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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
43
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
44
Lap-Shoulder Belt
44
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
51
Infants and Young Children
51
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
63
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
65
Older Children
69
Safety Belt Extender
72
Checking Your Restraint Systems
72
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
72
Section 2 Features and Controls
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Windows
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Power Windows
75
Express- Down Window
75
Keys
76
Door Locks
78
Power Door Locks
79
Programmable Automatic Power Door Locks
79
Lockout Protection Feature
80
Leaving Your Vehicle
80
Remote Keyless Entry (If Equipped)
80
Operation
81
Panic Alarm Button
81
Transmitter Verification (If Equipped)
81
Illumination on Remote Activation
82
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
82
Battery Replacement
82
Resynchronization
83
Trunk
84
Trunk Lock
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Remote Trunk Release
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Trunk Assist Handle
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Trunk Release Handle
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Trap-Resistant Trunk Kit
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Trunk Release Sensor TrapAlert System (If Equipped)
87
Disabling the Trunk Release Sensor
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Servicing the Trunk Release Sensor
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Theft
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Key in the Ignition
89
Parking at Night
89
Parking Lots
90
Content Theft-Deterrent (Option)
90
Arming with the Power Lock Switch
91
Arming with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
91
Disarming with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
91
Disarming with Your Key
91
Vehicle Customization Settings
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Passlock
100
New Vehicle Break-In
100
Ignition Positions
101
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
102
Starting Your Engine
102
Starting Your 3400 V6 Engine
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Starting Your 3800 Series II V6 Engine
104
Engine Coolant Heater (Option)
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To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
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Automatic Transaxle Operation
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Parking Brake
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Shifting Into PARK (P)
111
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
112
Torque Lock
113
Shifting Out of Park (P)
113
Parking Over Things That Burn
114
Engine Exhaust
114
Running Your Engine While You re Parked
115
Horn
115
Tilt Wheel Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
116
Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator
117
Turn Signal On Chime
117
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
117
Flash-to-Pass Feature
118
Windshield Wipers
118
Windshield Washer
119
Cruise Control (If Equipped)
120
Setting Cruise Control
120
Resuming a Set Speed
121
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
122
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
122
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
122
Using Cruise Control on Hills
122
Ending Cruise Control
122
Erasing Cruise Speed Memory
122
Exterior Lamps
123
Daytime Running Lamps / Automatic Headlamp Control
123
Delayed Headlamp Illumination
124
Fog Lamps (If Equipped)
125
Interior Lamps
125
Instrument Panel Brightness Control
125
Courtesy Lamps
125
Illuminated Entry (If Equipped)
126
Delayed Entry Lighting
126
Delayed Exit Lighting
127
Parade Mode
127
Reading Lamps
127
Dome Lamp
127
Battery Rundown Protection
127
Mirrors
128
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror with Map Lamps
128
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror with OnStar and Map Lamps (Option)
128
Electrochromic Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror (Option)
129
Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview Mirror with OnStar and Map Lamps (Option)
129
Power Outside Mirrors
130
Convex Outside Mirror
131
Heated Outside Mirrors (Option)
131
Storage Compartments
131
Glove Box
131
Center Console
131
Rear Seat Armrest and Cupholders
131
Trunk Convenience Net (If Equipped)
132
Ashtrays and Lighter
132
Sun Visors
133
Visor Vanity Mirrors
133
Accessory Power Outlet
133
Auxiliary Power Connection (Power Drop)
134
Cellular Phone Readiness Package (Option)
134
OnStar System (If Equipped)
135
Safety and Security Services
136
Premium Services (Includes Safety and Security Services)
137
OnStar System Limitations
137
Assist Handle
138
Garment Hooks
138
Power Sunroof (Option)
138
HomeLink Transmitter (Option)
139
Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
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Operating the Transmitter
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Training a Garage Opener with a Rolling Code Feature
142
Erasing Channels
143
Accessories
143
The Instrument Panel --Your Information System
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Instrument Panel Cluster
146
Speedometer and Odometer
148
Trip Odometer
148
Tachometer
148
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
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Safety Belt Reminder Light
149
Air Bag Readiness Light
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Voltmeter Gage (3800 V6 Engine)
151
Brake System Warning Light
151
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
152
Traction Control System Warning Light
153
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
153
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
154
If the Light Is Flashing
156
If the Light Is On Steady
156
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
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Oil Pressure Indicator/Low Oil Pressure Light
158
Cruise Light (If Equipped)
159
Fuel Gage
159
Message Center
160
Modes
160
Service Traction System
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Traction Active Battery Life Indicator
161
Hot Coolant Temp
162
Low Coolant Level
162
Low Oil Pressure
163
Low Eng Oil Level
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Change Engine Oil
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Door Ajar
164
Security
165
Low Fuel
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Low Brake Fluid
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Low Washer Fluid
166
Low Tire Pressure
167
Service Vehicle Soon
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Trunk Open
168
Highbeam Out
168
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Option)
169
Compass Variance
170
Setting the Variance
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Automatic Compass Calibration
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Manual Compass Calibration
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Error Displays
171
Trip Computer
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Resetting the Trip Computer
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Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
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Comfort Controls
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Manual Single Zone Climate Control
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Fan Knob
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Temperature Knob
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Mode Knob
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Dual ComforTemp Climate Control (If Equipped)
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Fan Knob
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Driver s Temperature Lever
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Passenger s Temperature Lever
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Mode Knob
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Air Conditioning
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Heating
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Ventilation
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Defogging and Defrosting
178
Rear Window Defogger
179
Ventilation System
180
Ventilation Tips
180
Audio Systems
181
Setting the Clock for Systems with Radio Data System
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AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player with Radio Data System (RDS) 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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Using RDS
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Playing a Cassette Tape
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Tight/Loose Tape Sensor Defeat
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CD Adapter Kits
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AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) 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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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 (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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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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Theft-Deterrent Feature RDS Radios
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Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)
209
Understanding Radio Reception
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AM
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FM Stereo
210
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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Backglass Antenna
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Vehicle Customization Settings
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Chime Level Adjustment
214
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
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Defensive Driving
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Drunken Driving
217
Control of a Vehicle
220
Braking
220
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
221
Using Anti- Lock
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Braking in Emergencies
223
Traction Control System
223
Steering
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Power Steering
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Steering Tips
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Driving on Curves
225
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
238
Winter Driving
240
Driving on Snow or Ice
241
If You re Caught in a Blizzard
242
Recreational Vehicle Towing
243
Loading Your Vehicle
244
Towing a Trailer
246
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
249
Trailer Brakes
249
Driving with a Trailer
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Following Distance
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Passing
250
Backing Up
250
Making Turns
251
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
253
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
256
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
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Cooling System
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How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
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How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
270
If a Tire Goes Flat
275
Changing a Flat Tire
275
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
276
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
278
Storing the Flat Tire and Tools
283
Storing the Spare Tire and Tools
284
Compact Spare Tire
285
If You re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
286
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
287
Doing Your Own Service Work
289
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
290
Fuel
290
Fuels in Foreign Countries
292
Filling Your Tank
292
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
294
Checking Things Under the Hood
295
Hood Release
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Engine Compartment Overview
297
Engine Oil
299
Checking Engine Oil
299
When to Add Engine Oil
300
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
301
Engine Oil Additives
304
When to Change Engine Oil
304
How to Reset the Change Engine Oil Message
305
What to Do with Used Oil
306
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
306
Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped)
308
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
309
When to Check and Change
309
How to Check
309
Checking the Fluid Level
310
How to Add Fluid
312
Engine Coolant
312
What to Use
313
Checking Coolant
314
Adding Coolant
315
Radiator Pressure Cap
316
Power Steering Fluid
316
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
317
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
317
What to Use
317
Windshield Washer Fluid
317
What to Use
317
Adding Washer Fluid
317
Brakes
319
Brake Fluid
319
What to Add
320
Brake Wear
321
Brake Pedal Travel
322
Brake Adjustment
322
Replacing Brake System Parts
322
Battery
323
Vehicle Storage
323
Bulb Replacement
324
Halogen Bulbs
324
Headlamps, Front Parking, Turn Signal and Sidemarker Lamps
324
Headlamp Aiming
325
Tail/Stop/Turn Signal and Rear Sidemarker Lamps
326
Back-Up Lamp
327
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
327
Tires
328
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
329
When to Check
329
How to Check
329
Tire Inflation Monitor System
330
Tire Inspection and Rotation
331
When It s Time for New Tires
333
Buying New Tires
333
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
334
Treadwear
335
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
335
Temperature -- A, B, C
335
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
336
Wheel Replacement
336
Used Replacement Wheels
337
Tire Chains
337
Appearance Care
338
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
338
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
338
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
339
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
339
Cleaning Vinyl
340
Cleaning Leather
340
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
340
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
340
Care of Safety Belts
340
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
341
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
341
Weatherstrips
341
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
341
Washing Your Vehicle
342
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
342
Finish Care
342
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped)
343
Cleaning Tires
343
Sheet Metal Damage
343
Finish Damage
344
Underbody Maintenance
344
Chemical Paint Spotting
344
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
345
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
346
Engine Identification
346
Service Parts Identification Label
346
Electrical System
347
Add-On Electrical Equipment
347
Headlamp Wiring
347
Windshield Wipers
347
Power Windows and Other Power Options
347
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
347
Driver s Side Instrument Panel Fuse Block
348
Passenger s Side Instrument Panel Fuse Block
350
Underhood Fuse Block (Upper)
352
Underhood Fuse Block (Lower)
353
Replacement Bulbs
355
Capacities and Specifications
355
Engine Specifications
355
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
356
Vehicle Dimensions
356
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
357
Introduction
358
Your Vehicle and the Environment
358
Maintenance Requirements
358
How This Section is Organized
359
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
360
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
360
Scheduled Maintenance
361
Footnotes
361
Scheduled Maintenance
362
Engine Oil Scheduled Maintenance
362
Scheduled Maintenance
363
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
371
At Each Fuel Fill
371
Engine Oil Level Check
371
Engine Coolant Level Check
371
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
371
At Least Once a Month
371
Tire Inflation Check
371
Restraint System Check
372
Wiper Blade Check
372
Trunk Release Sensor Check
372
Weatherstrip Lubrication
372
Automatic Transaxle Check
372
At Least Once a Year
372
Key Lock Cylinders Service
372
Body Lubrication Service
372
Starter Switch Check
373
Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
373
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
374
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
374
Underbody Flushing Service
374
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
375
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
375
Exhaust System Inspection
375
Engine Cooling System Inspection
375
Throttle System Inspection
376
Brake System Inspection
376
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
377
Part E: Maintenance Record
378
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
381
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
382
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
384
Customer Assistance Offices
384
United States
384
Canada
385
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
385
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
385
Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program
386
Canadian Roadside Assistance
387
Courtesy Transportation
388
Plan Ahead When Possible
388
Transportation Options
388
Shuttle Service
388
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
388
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
389
Additional Program Information
389
Warranty Information
389
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
390
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
390
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
391

FAQ about the 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Manual

What contains the 2001 Monte Carlo manual?

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

  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Monte Carlo
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  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

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