2001 Chevrolet Venture Owner's Manual

2001 Chevrolet Venture owners manual
Year:
2001
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Venture
Rating:
(5)

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Size:
3.32 MB

Table of Contents

2001 Chevrolet Venture 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
12
Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
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Seats and Seat Controls
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Driver s 2-Way Manual Seat
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Driver s 4-Way Manual Seat (If Equipped)
14
Manual Front Passenger Seats
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6-Way Power Seat (Option)
16
Reclining Front Seatbacks
16
Head Restraints
18
Rear Seats
18
Seat Controls
18
Second Row Safety Belt Stowage
19
Flip and Fold Feature
19
Split Bench Seats
20
Folding or Reclining the Seatbacks
20
Adjusting the Split Bench Seats
21
Removing the Split Bench Seat
22
Replacing the Split Bench Sections
23
Bucket Seats
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Folding or Reclining the Seatbacks
26
Adjusting the Bucket Seats
27
Removing the Bucket Seats
28
Replacing the Bucket Seats
30
Captain s Chairs
32
Adjusting the Captain s Chairs (Second Row)
33
Removing the Captain s Chairs
33
Replacing the Captain s Chairs
34
Stowable Seat
36
Folding the Seatback
36
Removing the Stowable Seat
37
Replacing the Stowable Seat
38
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
44
Driver Position
44
Lap-Shoulder Belt
44
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
47
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
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Right Front Passenger Position
54
Air Bag Systems
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How the Air Bag Systems Work
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Where are the air bags?
57
When should an air bag inflate?
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What makes an air bag inflate?
59
How does an air bag restrain?
60
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
60
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
62
Safety Belt Pretensioners
62
Rear Seat Passengers
62
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
63
Lap-Shoulder Belt
63
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
67
Center Passenger Position (Bench Seat)
69
Lap Belt
69
Center Passenger Position (Bucket Seat)
71
Lap Belt
71
Children
72
Infants and Young Children
72
Built-in Child Restraint (Option)
76
Securing a Child in the Built-In Child Restraint
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Removing the Child from the Built-In Child Restraint
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Storing the Built-In Child Restraint
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Restraint Systems for Children
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Where to Put the Restraint (Except Cargo Vans)
90
Where to Put the Restraint (Cargo Vans)
91
Top Strap
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Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
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Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
97
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
97
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Seat Position (Third Row Bench Seat)
101
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Seat Position (Bucket Seat)
103
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
105
Older Children
109
Safety Belt Extender
112
Checking Your Restraint Systems
112
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
113
Section 2 Features and Controls
114
Windows
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Manual Windows
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Power Windows (Option)
116
Express- Down Window
116
Side Window Latches
116
Power Rear Quarter Windows (If Equipped)
117
Rear Side Panels (Cargo Van)
117
Keys
118
Door Locks
120
Power Door Locks
121
Last Door Closed Locking
122
Automatic Door Locks
122
Sliding Door Delayed Locking
122
Lockout Deterrent
123
Leaving Your Vehicle
123
Remote Keyless Entry System (Option)
123
Operation
124
Remote Driver s Door and All Door Unlock
124
Remote All Door Lock
124
Remote Lock Confirmation (Option)
125
Remote Unlock Confirmation (Option)
125
Remote Alarm (Option)
125
Remote Power Sliding Door Operation (Option)
126
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
126
Battery Replacement
127
Switchbanks
128
Overhead Console Switchbank
128
Instrument Panel Switchbank
128
Multifunction Alarm Locks and Lighting Choices
129
Entering Programming Mode
130
Delayed Illumination and Exit Lighting
130
Programmable Modes
130
Automatic Door Locks
131
Programmable Modes
131
Last Door Closed Locking and Lockout Prevention
132
Programmable Modes
133
Remote Driver s Unlock Control
133
Programmable Modes
134
Remote Lock and Unlock Confirmation
134
Programmable Modes
135
Content Theft-Deterrent System
136
Programmable Modes
136
Arming and Disarming the Content Theft- Deterrent System
137
Programmable Modes
137
Exiting Programming Mode
139
Dual Sliding Doors
139
Sliding Door Lock
140
Power Sliding Door (Option)
141
Sliding Door Security Lock
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Resetting the Power Sliding Door
147
Canceling the Sliding Door Security Lock
148
Liftgate
149
Theft
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Key in the Ignition
150
Parking at Night
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Parking Lots
151
Content Theft-Deterrent (Option)
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Arming with the Power Lock Switch
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Arming with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
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Arming with Your Key
152
Arming Confirmation
152
Disarming with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
153
Disarming with Your Key
153
Nuisance Alarms
153
PASS-Key III
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New Vehicle Break-In
156
Ignition Positions
156
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
157
Starting Your Engine
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Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
159
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)
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Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
168
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
170
Running Your Engine While You re Parked
170
Horn
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Tilt Wheel
171
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
172
Turn Signal and Lane-Change Indicator
172
Turn Signal on Chime
173
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
173
Flash-to-Pass
173
Windshield Wipers
174
Windshield Washer
174
Setting Cruise Control
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Resuming a Set Speed
177
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
177
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
178
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
178
Using Cruise Control on Hills
178
Ending Cruise Control
178
Erasing Cruise Speed Memory
178
Exterior Lamps
179
Lamps on Reminder
179
Daytime Running Lamps
179
Interior Lamps
180
Instrument Panel Intensity Control
180
Interior Lamps Control
180
Interior Lamps Override Switch Illuminated Entry
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Delayed Illumination
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Exit Lighting
182
Front Reading Lamps
183
Rear Reading Lamps
183
Dome Lamp
183
Cargo Lamp
183
Battery Saver
184
Mirrors
184
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
184
Power Remote Control Mirrors
184
Convex Outside Mirror
185
Heated Outside Mirrors (If Equipped)
185
Storage Compartments
185
Glove Box
185
Compact Overhead Console (Canada Only)
186
Overhead Console (Option)
186
Garage Door Opener Compartment
187
Storage Bin
188
Removing and Replacing the Tray
188
Front Seat Storage Bin
189
Cupholders
189
Rear Storage Compartments and Cupholders
189
Convenience Net (Option)
190
Side Convenience Nets
191
Front Seat Storage Net
191
Convenience Center (Option)
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Removing the Convenience Center
192
Replacing the Convenience Center
192
Luggage Carrier (Option)
194
Sun Visors
197
Visor Vanity Mirrors
197
Lighted Visor Vanity Mirrors (If Equipped)
197
Accessory Inflator System (Option)
197
Accessory Power Outlets
199
OnStar System (If Equipped)
200
Safety and Security Services
201
Premium Services (Includes Safety and Security Services)
202
OnStar System Limitations
203
HomeLink Transmitter (Option)
203
Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
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Operating the HomeLink Transmitter
205
Rolling Code Programming
205
Erasing Channels
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Accessories
206
The Instrument Panel Your Information System
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Instrument Panel Cluster
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Speedometer and Tamper Resistant Odometer
210
Dual Trip Odometers
210
Retro-Active Reset
211
Warning Lights, Gages, Messages and Indicators
211
Safety Belt Reminder Light
212
Air Bag Readiness Light
213
Brake System Warning Light
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Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
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Traction Control System Warning Light (Option)
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Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
216
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada)
217
If the Light Is Flashing
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If the Light Is On Steady
219
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
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Fuel Gage
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Message Center
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Charging System Indicator Message
221
Service Traction System Warning Message (Option)
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Traction Active Message (Option)
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Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Message
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Low Oil Pressure Message
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Low Engine Oil Level Message
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Change Engine Oil Message
225
Power Sliding Door Warning Message
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Door Ajar Warning Message
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Rear Hatch Ajar Warning Message
227
PASS-Key III Security Message
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Low Fuel Warning Message
228
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Option)
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Compass Variance
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Setting the Variance
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Automatic Compass Calibration
230
Manual Compass Calibration
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Error Displays
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Trip Computer
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Resetting the Trip Computer
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Rear Parking Assist (Option)
232
How the System Works
232
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
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Comfort Controls
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Fan Knob
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Temperature Knob
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Mode Knob
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Mode Buttons
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Air Conditioning
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Heating
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Defogging and Defrosting
237
Rear Window Defogger (If Equipped)
238
Rear Climate Control (Option)
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Rear Fan Control
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Rear Comfort Controls
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Rear Air Vents
240
Ventilation System
241
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 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 Mode
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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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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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Rear Seat Audio (If Equipped)
273
Theft-Deterrent Feature Non-RDS Radios
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Theft-Deterrent Feature RDS Radios
275
Understanding Radio Reception
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AM
276
FM Stereo
276
Tips About Your Audio System
276
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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Integrated Windshield Antenna
278
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
279
Defensive Driving
280
Drunken Driving
281
Control of a Vehicle
284
Braking
284
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
285
Using Anti- Lock
287
Braking in Emergencies
287
Traction Control System (Option)
287
Steering
289
Power Steering
289
Steering Tips
289
Driving on Curves
289
Steering in Emergencies
290
Off-Road Recovery
291
Passing
291
Loss of Control
293
Skidding
293
Driving at Night
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Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
295
Hydroplaning
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Driving Through Deep Standing Water
297
Driving Through Flowing Water
297
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
301
Hill and Mountain Roads
301
Winter Driving
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Driving on Snow or Ice
304
If You re Caught in a Blizzard
305
Recreational Vehicle Towing
307
Loading Your Vehicle
308
Payload (Cargo Van Only)
309
Electronic Level Control (Option)
309
Towing a Trailer
310
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
311
Weight of the Trailer
312
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
312
Total Weight on Your Vehicle s Tires
313
Hitches
313
Safety Chains
314
Trailer Brakes
314
Driving with a Trailer
314
Following Distance
315
Passing
315
Backing Up
315
Making Turns
316
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
316
Driving On Grades
316
Parking on Hills
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When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
317
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
317
Section 5 Problems on the Road
318
Hazard Warning Flashers
319
Other Warning Devices
319
Jump Starting
320
Towing Your Vehicle
325
Engine Overheating
326
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
326
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
327
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
328
Cooling System
329
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
331
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
334
If a Tire Goes Flat
337
Changing a Flat Tire
338
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
339
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
342
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
348
Compact Spare Tire
350
If You re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
351
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
351
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
352
Service
353
Doing Your Own Service Work
353
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
354
Fuel
354
Fuels in Foreign Countries
356
Filling Your Tank
357
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
359
Checking Things Under the Hood
360
Hood Release
360
Engine Compartment Overview
362
Engine Oil
363
Checking Engine Oil
363
When to Add Engine Oil
364
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
365
Engine Oil Additives
366
When to Change Engine Oil
366
How to Reset the Change Engine Oil Message
367
What to Do with Used Oil
367
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
367
Passenger Compartment Air Filter Replacement
369
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
371
When to Check and Change
371
How to Check
371
Checking the Fluid Level
372
How to Add Fluid
373
Engine Coolant
374
What to Use
375
Checking Coolant
376
Adding Coolant
376
Radiator Pressure Cap
377
Power Steering Fluid
378
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
378
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
378
What to Use
378
Windshield Washer Fluid
379
What to Use
379
Adding Washer Fluid
379
Brakes
380
Brake Fluid
380
What to Add
381
Brake Wear
382
Brake Pedal Travel
383
Brake Adjustment
383
Replacing Brake System Parts
383
Battery
383
Vehicle Storage
383
Bulb Replacement
384
Halogen Bulbs
384
Headlamps
384
Front Turn Signal/Parking Lamps
387
Front Sidemarker
389
Taillamps
390
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
391
Tires
393
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
394
When to Check
394
How to Check
394
Tire Inspection and Rotation
395
When It s Time for New Tires
396
Buying New Tires
397
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
398
Treadwear
398
Traction AA, A, B, C
398
Temperature A, B, C
399
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
399
Wheel Replacement
399
Used Replacement Wheels
400
Tire Chains
401
Appearance Care
402
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
402
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
402
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
403
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
403
Cleaning Vinyl
404
Cleaning Leather
404
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
404
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
404
Cleaning the Built-in Child Restraint Pad
404
Care of Safety Belts and Built-in Child Restraint Harness
405
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
405
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield, Backglass and Wiper Blades
405
Weatherstrips
406
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
406
Washing Your Vehicle
406
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
406
Finish Care
407
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped)
408
Cleaning Tires
408
Sheet Metal Damage
408
Finish Damage
409
Underbody Maintenance
409
Chemical Paint Spotting
409
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
410
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
411
Engine Identification
411
Service Parts Identification Label
411
Electrical System
412
Add-On Electrical Equipment
412
Headlamp Wiring
412
Windshield Wipers
412
Power Windows and Other Power Options
412
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
413
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
413
Underhood Fuse and Relay Center
416
Replacement Bulbs
420
Capacities and Specifications
420
Engine Specifications
420
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
421
Vehicle Dimensions - Regular Wheel Base
421
Vehicle Dimensions - Extended Wheel Base
421
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
422
Introduction
423
Your Vehicle and the Environment
423
Maintenance Requirements
423
How This Section is Organized
424
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
425
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
425
Scheduled Maintenance
426
Footnotes
426
Scheduled Maintenance
427
Engine Oil and Chassis Lubrication Scheduled Maintenance
427
Scheduled Maintenance
428
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
436
At Each Fuel Fill
436
Engine Oil Level Check
436
Engine Coolant Level Check
436
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
436
At Least Once a Month
436
Tire Inflation Check
436
Cassette Deck Service
436
At Least Twice a Year
437
Restraint System Check
437
Wiper Blade Check
437
Spare Tire Check
437
Weatherstrip Lubrication
437
Automatic Transaxle Check
437
At Least Once a Year
438
Key Lock Cylinders Service
438
Body Lubrication Service
438
Starter Switch Check
438
Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
439
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
439
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
440
Underbody Flushing Service
440
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
441
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
441
Exhaust System Inspection
441
Engine Cooling System Inspection
442
Throttle System Inspection
442
Brake System Inspection
442
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
443
Part E: Maintenance Record
445
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
448
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
449
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
451
Customer Assistance Offices
451
United States
451
Canada
452
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
452
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
452
Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program
453
Canadian Roadside Assistance
454
Courtesy Transportation
455
Plan Ahead When Possible
455
Transportation Options
455
Shuttle Service
455
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
455
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
456
Additional Program Information
456
Warranty Information
456
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
457
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
457
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
458

FAQ about the 2001 Chevrolet Venture Manual

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

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

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