2001 Pontiac Grand Am Owner's Manual

2001 Pontiac Grand Am owners manual
Year:
2001
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Grand Am
Rating:
(4)

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2.6 MB

Table of Contents

2001 Pontiac Grand Am 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 System
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2. Features and Controls
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3. Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
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4. Your Driving and the Road
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5. Problems on the Road
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6. Service and Appearance Care
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7. Maintenance Schedule
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8. Customer Assistance Information
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For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French Language Manual:
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How to Use this Manual
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Safety Warnings and Symbols
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Vehicle Damage Warnings
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Vehicle Symbols
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Service Station Guide
12
Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
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Seats and Seat Controls
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Manual Seats
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Power Lift Seat (If Equipped)
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6-Way Power Seat Controls (If Equipped)
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Manual Lumbar Support (If Equipped)
16
Reclining Front Seatbacks
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Head Restraints
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Seatback Latches (2-Door Models)
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Easy Entry Seat (2-Door Models)
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Rear Seats
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Folding the Rear Seat (If Equipped)
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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 (4-Door Models)
28
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
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Right Front Passenger Position
34
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?
38
How does an air bag restrain?
38
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
40
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
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Lap-Shoulder Belt
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Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
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Center Passenger Position
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Lap Belt
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Children
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Infants and Young Children
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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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Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
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Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
59
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
59
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position
62
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
64
Older Children
67
Safety Belt Extender
70
Checking Your Restraint Systems
70
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
70
Section 2 Features and Controls
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Windows
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Manual Windows
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Power Windows (If Equipped)
73
Auto- Down Switch
73
Lock- Out Switch
73
Keys
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Door Locks
76
Power Door Locks
77
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
77
Customizing the Automatic Door Locks
77
Delayed Locking
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Rear Door Security Locks (4-Door Models)
79
Anti-Lockout Protection
80
Leaving Your Vehicle
80
Remote Keyless Entry System (If Equipped)
81
Operation
82
Programmable Horn Chirp
82
Radio Personalization
83
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
83
Battery Replacement
83
Resynchronization
84
Trunk
84
Remote Trunk Release
85
Remote Trunk Release Lockout (If Equipped)
86
Trunk Release Handle (If Equipped)
86
Trap-Resistant Trunk Kit
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Theft
87
Key in the Ignition
87
Parking at Night
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Parking Lots
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Passlock
88
New Vehicle Break-In
89
Ignition Positions
89
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
90
Starting Your Engine
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Automatic Transaxle
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Manual Transaxle
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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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Manual Transaxle Operation
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Shift Speeds
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Up-Shift Light (Manual Transaxle) (If Equipped)
99
Parking Brake
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Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transaxle Only)
100
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running (Automatic Transaxle Only)
101
Torque Lock (Automatic Transaxle)
102
Shifting Out of PARK (P) (Automatic Transaxle Only)
102
Parking Your Vehicle/Key Removal (Manual Transaxle Models Only)
103
Parking Over Things That Burn
103
Engine Exhaust
104
Running Your Engine While You re Parked (Automatic Transaxle)
104
Horn
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Tilt Wheel
105
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
106
Turn and Lane Change Signals
106
Headlamps
107
Lamps On Reminder
107
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
107
Flash-to-Pass
108
Windshield Wipers
108
Windshield Washer
109
Cruise Control (If Equipped)
109
Setting Cruise Control
110
Resuming a Set Speed
111
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
111
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
112
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
112
Using Cruise Control on Hills
112
Ending Out of Cruise Control
112
Erasing the Cruise Speed Memory
112
Exterior Lamps
113
Headlamps
113
Daytime Running Lamps
113
Automatic Light Control (ALC)
114
Headlamps Dim to Park (If Equipped)
114
Delayed Headlamps
115
Fog Lamps
115
Interior Lamps
116
Instrument Panel Intensity Control
116
Courtesy Lamp Control
116
Illuminated Entry/Exit System
116
Mirror Reading Lamps
117
Three-Position Dome Lamp (If Equipped)
117
Trunk Lamp
117
Battery Saver
117
Mirrors
118
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
118
Manual Remote Control Mirror
118
Power Remote Control Mirror (If Equipped)
118
Convex Outside Mirror
119
Storage Compartments
119
Glove Box
119
Center Console Storage Area
119
Rear Seat Cupholder
119
Convenience Net (If Equipped)
119
Ashtray and Cigarette Lighter (If Equipped)
120
Sun Visors
120
Visor Vanity Mirror
120
Sunroof (Option)
121
The Instrument Panel Your Information System
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Instrument Panel Cluster
124
Speedometer and Odometer
125
Trip Odometer
125
Tachometer
125
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
126
Safety Belt Reminder Light
126
Air Bag Readiness Light
127
Charging System Indicator Light
128
Up-Shift Light (Manual Transaxle) (If Equipped)
128
Brake System Warning Light
128
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
130
Enhanced Traction System Warning Light
130
Enhanced Traction System Active Light
131
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
132
Low Coolant Warning Light
132
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light)
133
If the Light Is Flashing
134
If the Light Is On Steady
134
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
135
Oil Pressure Light
136
Low Oil Light (If Equipped)
137
Change Oil Light
137
Security Light
138
Cruise Light (If Equipped)
138
Low Washer Light
138
Service Vehicle Soon Light
138
Fuel Gage
139
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
140
Comfort Controls
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Climate Control System with Air Conditioning
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Fan Knob
141
Temperature Knob
141
Mode Knob
141
Mode Button
142
Air Conditioning
142
Heating
143
Defogging and Defrosting Windows
143
Rear Window Defogger
144
Ventilation System
144
Ventilation Tips
145
Audio Systems
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Setting the Clock
145
Setting the Clock for Systems with Radio Data System
145
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player
146
Playing the Radio
146
Finding a Station
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Setting the Tone
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Adjusting the Speakers
148
Playing a Cassette Tape
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Radio Calibration
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AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player with Programmable Equalization and Radio Data System (RDS) (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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Using RDS
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Adjusting the Speakers
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Playing a Compact Disc
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Radio Calibration
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AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Programmable Equalization and Radio Data System (RDS) (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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Using RDS
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Adjusting the Speakers
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Playing a Cassette Tape
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Tight/Loose Tape Sensor Defeat
166
Playing a Compact Disc
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Radio Calibration
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Personal Choice Radio Controls (If Equipped)
168
Theft-Deterrent Feature Non-RDS Radios (If Equipped)
168
Theft-Deterrent Feature RDS Radios (If Equipped)
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Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)
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Understanding Radio Reception
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AM
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FM Stereo
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Tips About Your Audio System
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Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
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Care of Your Compact Discs
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Care of Your Compact Disc Player
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Fixed Mast Antenna
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Chime Level Adjustment
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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
182
Braking in Emergencies
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Enhanced Traction System
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Steering
184
Power Steering
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Variable Effort Steering (If Equipped)
184
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
201
Recreational Vehicle Towing
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Towing Your Vehicle from the Front
203
Towing Your Vehicle from the Rear
204
Loading Your Vehicle
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Towing a Trailer
207
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
209
Hitches
210
Safety Chains
210
Trailer Brakes
210
Driving with a Trailer
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Following Distance
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Passing
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Backing Up
211
Making Turns
211
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
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Driving On Grades
212
Parking on Hills
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When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
213
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
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Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
213
Towing a Trailer (2.4L L4 Engine)
213
Section 5 Problems on the Road
214
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
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Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
233
Storing the Flat Tire and Tools
238
Storing the Spare Tire and Tools
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Compact Spare Tire
240
If You re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
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Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
241
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
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Service
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Doing Your Own Service Work
243
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
244
Fuel
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Fuels in Foreign Countries
246
Filling Your Tank
246
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
248
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
257
How to Reset the Change Oil Light
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What to Do with Used Oil
259
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
259
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
260
Manual Transaxle Fluid
261
Hydraulic Clutch
261
When to Check and What to Use
261
How to Check and Add 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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Power Steering Fluid
265
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
266
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
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What to Use
266
Windshield Washer Fluid
266
What to Use
266
Adding Washer Fluid
266
Brakes
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Brake Fluid
268
What to Add
269
Brake Wear
270
Brake Pedal Travel
270
Brake Adjustment
271
Replacing Brake System Parts
271
Battery
271
Vehicle Storage
272
Bulb Replacement
272
Halogen Bulbs
272
Headlamps
273
Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamp Bulb Replacement
274
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp
274
Rear Turn Signal and Stop/Taillamp Bulb Replacement
275
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
276
Tires
277
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
278
When to Check
278
How to Check
278
Tire Inspection and Rotation
279
When It s Time for New Tires
280
Buying New Tires
281
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
282
Treadwear
282
Traction AA, A, B, C
282
Temperature A, B, C
283
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
283
Wheel Replacement
283
Used Replacement Wheels
284
Tire Chains
285
Appearance Care
286
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
286
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
286
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
287
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
287
Cleaning Vinyl
288
Cleaning Leather
288
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
288
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
288
Care of Safety Belts
288
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
289
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
289
Weatherstrips
289
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
290
Washing Your Vehicle
290
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
290
Finish Care
290
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped)
291
Cleaning Tires
291
Sheet Metal Damage
291
Finish Damage
292
Underbody Maintenance
292
Chemical Paint Spotting
292
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
293
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
294
Engine Identification
294
Service Parts Identification Label
294
Electrical System
295
Add-On Electrical Equipment
295
Windshield Wipers
295
Power Windows
295
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
295
Instrument Panel Fuse Blocks
295
Instrument Panel Fuse Block Driver s Side
296
Instrument Panel Fuse Block Passenger s Side
297
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
298
Replacement Bulbs
300
Capacities and Specifications
301
Capacities
301
Engine Specifications
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
Scheduled Maintenance
307
Footnotes
307
Scheduled Maintenance
308
Engine Oil Scheduled Maintenance
308
Scheduled Maintenance
309
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
316
At Each Fuel Fill
316
Engine Oil Level Check
316
Engine Coolant Level Check
316
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
316
At Least Once a Month
316
Tire Inflation Check
316
Cassette Deck Service
316
At Least Twice a Year
317
Restraint System Check
317
Wiper Blade Check
317
Weatherstrip Lubrication
317
Manual Transaxle Check
317
Automatic Transaxle Inspection
317
Hydraulic Clutch System Check
318
At Least Once a Year
318
Key Lock Cylinders Service
318
Body Lubrication Service
318
Starter Switch Check
318
Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
319
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
319
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
320
Underbody Flushing Service
320
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
321
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
321
Exhaust System Inspection
321
Engine Cooling System Inspection
321
Throttle System Inspection
321
Brake System Inspection (Except GT Series)
322
Brake System Inspection (GT Series Only)
322
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
323
Part E: Maintenance Record
325
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
327
Pontiac Cares
328
What Makes Up Pontiac Cares?
329
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
329
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
331
Customer Assistance Offices
331
United States
331
Canada
332
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
332
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
333
Pontiac Roadside Assistance Program
334
Security While You Travel
334
Canadian Roadside Assistance
335
Courtesy Transportation
336
Plan Ahead When Possible
336
Transportation Options
336
Shuttle Service
336
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
336
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
337
Additional Program Information
337
Warranty Information
337
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
338
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
338
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
339

FAQ about the 2001 Pontiac Grand Am Manual

What contains the 2001 Grand Am manual?

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

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Pontiac Grand Am owners can do
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

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