2001 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner's Manual

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

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Size:
3.06 MB

Table of Contents

- 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe/Surburban 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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Model Reference
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Service Station Guide
13
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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Manual Cushion Tilt (If Equipped)
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Manual Lumbar Control (If Equipped)
16
Power Seat(s) (If Equipped)
17
Power Lumbar Control (If Equipped)
18
Memory Seat (If Equipped)
18
Heated Front Seats (If Equipped)
19
Reclining Seatbacks
19
Head Restraints
21
Rear Seats
22
Entry to the Third Seat
24
Folding the Third Seat
24
Fold and Tilt Feature (Suburban/Yukon XL Third Seat)
25
Removing the Third Row Seat
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Replacing the Rear Seat
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Safety Belts: They re for Everyone
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Why Safety Belts Work
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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
34
Driver Position
34
Lap-Shoulder Belt
34
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
40
Right Front Passenger Position
41
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
49
Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
49
Lap Belt
50
Rear Seat Passengers
51
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
52
Lap-Shoulder Belt
52
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
55
Children
58
Infants and Young Children
58
Restraint Systems for Children
62
Where to Put the Restraint
65
Top Strap
66
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
69
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Rear Seat Position
70
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
72
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
72
Older Children
75
Safety Belt Extender
78
Checking Your Restraint Systems
78
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
78
Section 2 Features and Controls
79
Windows
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Manual Windows
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Power Windows (If Equipped)
81
Keys
82
Door Locks
83
Power Door Locks
84
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
85
Lockout Prevention
86
Child Security Locks (If Equipped)
86
Keyless Entry System (If Equipped)
87
Operation
87
Remote Panic Alarm
88
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
88
Battery Replacement
88
Resynchronization
89
Liftgate Caution
90
Liftgate Glass and Liftgate
90
Panel Doors
90
Theft
91
Key in the Ignition
91
Parking at Night
91
Parking Lots
91
Content Theft-Deterrent (If Equipped)
92
Testing the Alarm
93
Passlock
93
New Vehicle Break-In
94
Ignition Positions
94
Retained Accessory Power (RAP) (If Equipped)
95
Starting Your 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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Tow/Haul Mode Selector Switch
101
Four-Wheel Drive (If Equipped)
102
Front Axle Locking Feature
102
Automatic Transfer Case (If Equipped)
103
Shifting to 4HI or AUTO 4WD
104
Shifting to 2HI
104
Shifting to 4LO
105
Shifting Out of 4LO
105
Shifting to NEUTRAL
105
Shifting Out of NEUTRAL
106
Parking Brake
106
Shifting Into PARK (P)
107
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
109
Torque Lock
109
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
110
Parking Over Things That Burn
110
Engine Exhaust
111
Running Your Engine While You re Parked
111
Level Control (If Equipped)
112
Self-Adjusting
112
Automatic Level Control
113
Autoride (If Equipped)
113
Locking Rear Axle
113
Horn
114
Tilt Wheel
114
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
114
Turn Signal and Lane Change Signals
115
Turn Signal On Chime
115
Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer
116
Flash-To-Pass Feature
116
Windshield Wipers
116
Windshield Washer
117
Rear Window Washer/Wiper
117
Cruise Control
118
Setting Cruise Control
119
Resuming a Set Speed
119
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
120
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
120
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
120
Using Cruise Control on Hills
120
Ending Cruise Control
120
Erasing Speed Memory
120
Exterior Lamps
121
Automatic Headlamp System
122
Lamps On Reminder
122
Daytime Running Lamps
122
Fog Lamps (If Equipped)
124
Auxiliary Roof Mounted Lamp Switch (If Equipped)
124
Interior Lamps
125
Instrument Panel Intensity Control
125
Exit Lighting
125
Illuminated Entry
125
Front Reading Lamps (If Equipped)
125
Dome Lamps
126
Battery Run-Down Protection
126
Mirrors
126
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
126
Electrochromic Inside Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display (If Equipped)
127
Temperature Display
127
Electrochromic Mirror Operation
128
Compass Operation
128
Compass Calibration
128
Compass Variance
129
Outside Manual Adjust Mirrors
130
Camper-Type Outside Mirrors (If Equipped)
130
Electric Outside Rearview Mirrors (If Equipped)
130
Heated Outside Rearview Mirrors (If Equipped)
130
Driver s Outside Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror (If Equipped)
131
Convex Outside Mirror
131
Storage Compartments
131
Glove Box
131
Cupholders
131
Center Console Storage Area (If Equipped)
132
Armrest Storage Compartment (If Equipped)
132
Rear Storage Compartment
132
Cargo Security Shade (If Equipped)
133
Cargo Tie Downs
134
Convenience Net (If Equipped)
134
Luggage Carrier (If Equipped)
134
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
136
Front Ashtray
136
Accessory Power Outlets
137
Sun Visors
137
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror (If Equipped)
137
Sunroof (If Equipped)
138
HomeLink Transmitter (If Equipped)
138
Programming the Transmitter
139
Operating the Transmitter
140
Training a Garage Opener with a Rolling Code Feature (If Equipped)
140
Erasing Channels
141
Accessories
141
OnStar System (If Equipped)
141
Safety and Security Services
142
Premium Services (Includes Safety and Security Services)
143
OnStar System Limitations
143
The Instrument Panel - Your Information System
144
Instrument Panel Cluster
146
Speedometer and Odometer
147
Trip Odometer
147
Engine Hour Meter Display
147
Tachometer
147
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
147
Safety Belt Reminder Light
148
Air Bag Readiness Light
149
Voltmeter
150
Brake System Warning Light
151
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
152
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
152
Transmission Temperature Gage (If Equipped)
153
Low Traction Light (If Equipped)
154
Traction Off Light (If Equipped)
155
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada)
156
If the Light Is Flashing
157
If the Light Is On Steady
158
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
159
Oil Pressure Gage
160
Cruise Light (If Equipped)
161
Tow/Haul Light
161
Fuel Gage
162
Message Center
162
Battery
163
Trans Fluid Hot
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Trans Hot...Idle Engine
164
Low Coolant
165
Check Coolant Temp
165
Engine Overheated
165
Reduced Engine Power
166
Check Eng Oil Pressure
166
Check Eng Oil Level
166
Change Engine Oil
167
Security
167
Service 4WD (If Equipped)
167
Low Washer Fluid
168
Service Ride Control
168
Cargo Door Ajar
168
Low Fuel
168
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
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Comfort Controls
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Standard Comfort Controls
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Fan Knob
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Temperature Knob
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Mode Knob
170
Heater and Air Conditioning Comfort 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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Electronic Climate Control System (If Equipped)
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Fan Control
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Temperature Knob
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Mode Knob-Automatic Operation
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Mode Knob-Manual Operation
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Rear Air Conditioning and Heating Systems (If Equipped)
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Rear Air Conditioning (Without Rear Heater) (If Equipped)
176
Rear Air Conditioning and Rear Heater (If Equipped)
177
Rear Air Conditioning and Heating Systems with Electronic Climate Control System (If Equipped)
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Air Conditioning
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Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped)
179
Heating
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Defogging and Defrosting
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Rear Window Defogger (If Equipped)
180
Ventilation System
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Ventilation Tips
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Audio Systems
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Setting the Clock for Systems with SET Button
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Setting the Clock for Systems with HR and MN Buttons
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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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AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player (If Equipped)
185
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
186
CD Adapter Kits
187
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
187
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
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AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player 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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Playing a Compact Disc
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Rear Seat Audio (If Equipped)
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Remote Cassette Tape Player (If Equipped)
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Theft-Deterrent Feature (If Equipped)
199
Activating the Theft- Deterrent Feature
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Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss
200
Disabling the Theft- Deterrent Feature
200
Understanding Radio Reception
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AM
201
FM Stereo
201
Tips About Your Audio System
201
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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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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Traction Assist System (Option)
212
Steering
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Power Steering
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Speed-Sensitive Steering
214
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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Off-Road Driving with Your Four- Wheel- Drive Vehicle
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Before You Go Off-Roading
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Loading Your Vehicle for Off-Road Driving
222
Environmental Concerns
223
Traveling to Remote Areas
223
Getting Familiar with Off-Road Driving
223
Scanning the Terrain
224
Driving on Off-Road Hills
225
Approaching a Hill
225
Driving Uphill
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Driving Downhill
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Driving Across an Incline
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Stalling on an Incline
231
Driving in Mud, Sand, Snow or Ice
232
Driving in Water
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After Off-Road Driving
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Driving at Night
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Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
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Hydroplaning
236
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
237
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
241
Hill and Mountain Roads
241
Winter Driving
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Driving on Snow or Ice
243
If You re Caught in a Blizzard
245
Recreational Vehicle Towing
247
Two-Wheel-Drive Vehicles
247
Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicles
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Loading Your Vehicle
249
Trailer Recommendations
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Towing a Trailer
253
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
254
Tow/Haul Mode
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Weight of the Trailer
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Weight of the Trailer Tongue
258
Total Weight on Your Vehicle s Tires
258
Hitches
259
Safety Chains
259
Trailer Brakes
260
Driving with a Trailer
260
Following Distance
261
Passing
261
Backing Up
261
Making Turns
262
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
262
Driving On Grades
262
Parking on Hills
263
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
264
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
264
Trailer Wiring Harness
265
Basic Trailer Wiring Package
265
Heavy-Duty Trailer Wiring Package (If Equipped)
266
Instrument Panel Jumper Wiring Harness
267
Power Winches
267
Step-Bumper Pad
267
Section 5 Problems on the Road
268
Hazard Warning Flashers
269
Other Warning Devices
269
Jump Starting
270
Towing Your Vehicle
275
Engine Overheating
275
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode (V8 Engines Only)
275
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
276
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
277
Cooling System
278
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank
280
Engine Fan Noise
284
If a Tire Goes Flat
284
Changing a Flat Tire
285
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
286
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
291
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
297
If You re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
301
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
302
Using the Recovery Hooks
302
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
304
Service
305
Doing Your Own Service Work
305
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
306
Fuel
306
Fuels in Foreign Countries
308
Filling Your Tank
308
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
311
Checking Things Under the Hood
311
VORTEC 4800, 5300 and 6000 V8 Engines
313
Noise Control System
316
Tampering With Noise Control System Prohibited
316
Engine Oil
317
Checking Engine Oil
317
When to Add Engine Oil
318
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
319
How to Reset the CHANGE ENGINE OIL Message
321
What to Do with Used Oil
321
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
321
Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped)
323
Automatic Transmission Fluid
324
Checking the Fluid Level
326
How to Add Fluid
327
Rear Axle
328
When to Check Lubricant
328
How to Check Lubricant
328
What to Use
328
When to Check Lubricant
328
How to Check Lubricant
329
When to Check Lubricant
329
How to Check Lubricant
329
What to Use
330
Engine Coolant
330
Adding Coolant
332
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
333
Power Steering Fluid
333
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
334
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
334
What to Use
334
Windshield Washer Fluid
335
What to Use
335
Adding Washer Fluid
335
Checking Brake Fluid
337
What to Add
337
Brake Wear
338
Brake Pedal Travel
339
Brake Adjustment
339
Replacing Brake System Parts
339
Battery
340
Vehicle Storage
340
Bulb Replacement
340
Halogen Bulbs
340
Headlamps
341
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Daytime Running Lamps
342
Roof Marker Lamps
343
Taillamps
345
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
346
When to Check
348
When It s Time for New Tires
350
Treadwear
352
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
352
Temperature -- A, B, C
353
Used Replacement Wheels
354
Tire Chains
355
Appearance Care
356
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
356
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
356
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
357
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
357
Cleaning Vinyl
358
Cleaning Leather
358
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
358
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
358
Care of Safety Belts
358
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
359
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield, Backglass and Wiper Blades
359
Weatherstrips
359
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
360
Washing Your Vehicle
360
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
360
Finish Care
360
Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Parts
361
Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome- Plated Wheels (If Equipped)
361
Cleaning Tires
362
Sheet Metal Damage
362
Finish Damage
362
Underbody Maintenance
363
Chemical Paint Spotting
363
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
364
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
365
Engine Identification
365
Service Parts Identification Label
365
Electrical System
366
Add-On Electrical Equipment
366
Windshield Wipers
366
Power Windows and Other Power Options
366
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
366
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
367
Center Instrument Panel Utility Block
369
Underhood Electrical Center
370
Replacement Bulbs*
374
Capacities and Specifications
375
Wheels and Tires
375
Cooling System Capacity
376
Crankcase Capacity
377
Fuel Tank Capacity
377
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
377
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
379
Introduction
380
Your Vehicle and the Environment
380
Maintenance Requirements
380
How This Section is Organized
381
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
382
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
382
Scheduled Maintenance
383
Footnotes
383
Scheduled Maintenance
384
Engine Oil and Chassis Lubrication Scheduled Maintenance
384
Scheduled Maintenance
385
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
395
At Each Fuel Fill
395
Engine Oil Level Check
395
Engine Coolant Level Check
395
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
395
At Least Once a Month
395
Tire Inflation Check
395
Restraint System Check
396
Wiper Blade Check
396
Spare Tire Check
396
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Restriction Indicator Check
396
Weatherstrip Lubrication
396
Automatic Transmission Check
396
At Least Once a Year
397
Key Lock Cylinders Service
397
Body Lubrication Service
397
Starter Switch Check
397
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check
398
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
398
Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARK (P) Mechanism Check
399
Underbody Flushing Service
399
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
400
Steering and Suspension Inspection
400
Exhaust System Inspection
400
Engine Cooling System Inspection
400
Throttle System Inspection
401
Transfer Case and Front Axle (Four- Wheel Drive) Inspection
401
Brake System Inspection
401
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
402
Part E: Maintenance Record
405
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
407
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
408
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
410
Customer Assistance Offices
410
United States
410
Canada
411
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
411
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
411
Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program
412
Canadian Roadside Assistance
413
Courtesy Transportation
414
Plan Ahead When Possible
414
Transportation Options
414
Shuttle Service
414
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
414
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
415
Additional Program Information
415
Warranty Information
415
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
416
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
416
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
417
Ordering Owner Publications in Canada
417

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  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

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