2002 Chevrolet Astro Owner's Manual

2002 Chevrolet Astro owners manual
Year:
2002
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Astro
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(5)

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2.67 MB

Table of Contents

- 2002 Chevrolet Astro Owner's Manual
1
Copyright General Motors Corp 2001
2
For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French Language Manual:
3
How to Use this Manual
4
Safety Warnings and Symbols
4
Vehicle Damage Warnings
5
Vehicle Symbols
5
Model Reference
7
Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
8
Seats and Seat Controls
9
Manual Front Seats
9
Two-Way Front Seat
9
Manual Lumbar Support (If Equipped)
10
Power Seat (If Equipped)
10
Reclining Seatbacks
11
Head Restraints
12
Seatback Latches
13
Rear Seats
14
Bucket Seats (If Equipped)
14
Bench Seats
14
Removing the Rear Seats
16
Replacing the Rear Seats
18
Safety Belts: They're for Everyone
20
Why Safety Belts Work
21
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
24
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
25
Adults
25
Driver Position
25
Lap-Shoulder Belt
25
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
27
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
33
Right Front Passenger Position
34
Air Bag System
34
How the Air Bag System Works
36
Where are the air bags?
36
When should an air bag inflate?
38
What makes an air bag inflate?
38
How does an air bag restrain?
38
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
39
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
40
Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
41
Rear Seat Passengers
41
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
41
Lap-Shoulder Belt
42
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
45
Center Passenger Position (Bench Seat)
47
Lap Belt
48
Children
49
Infants and Young Children (Except Cargo Vans)
49
Infants and Young Children (Cargo Vans)
52
Restraint Systems for Children
55
Where to Put the Restraint (Except Cargo Vans)
58
Where to Put the Restraint (Cargo Vans)
59
Top Strap
59
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
62
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Seat Position (Bench Seat)
64
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
66
Older Children
69
Safety Belt Extender
72
Checking Your Restraint Systems
72
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
73
Section 2 Features and Controls
74
Windows
75
Manual Windows
76
Power Windows (Option)
76
Express-Down Window
76
Keys
77
Front Doors
79
Rear Doors
79
Door Locks
81
Power Door Locks (If Equipped)
82
Programmable Automatic Door Locks (If Equipped)
82
Leaving Your Vehicle
83
Keyless Entry System (Option)
83
Operation
84
Panic Alarm Button
85
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
85
Battery Replacement
85
Sliding Door
86
Sliding Door Security Lock
87
Canceling the Sliding Door Security Lock
88
Rear Hatch/Rear Doors
89
Hatch Release
89
Theft
90
Key in the Ignition
90
Parking at Night
90
Parking Lots
90
Passlock
91
New Vehicle \Break-In\
91
Ignition Positions
92
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
93
Starting Your Engine
93
Fuel Regulator
94
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
95
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
95
Automatic Transmission Operation
96
Tow/Haul Mode Button
99
Parking Brake
99
Shifting Into PARK (P)
100
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
102
Torque Lock
102
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
103
Parking Over Things That Burn
103
Engine Exhaust
104
Running Your Engine While You're Parked
104
Locking Rear Axle (If Equipped)
105
All-Wheel Drive (Option)
105
Horn
105
Tilt Wheel (If Equipped)
106
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
106
Turn and Lane Change Signals
107
Turn Signal On Chime
107
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
108
Flash-to-Pass
108
Windshield Wipers
108
Windshield Washer
109
Rear Window Washer/Wiper (Option)
110
Cruise Control (Option)
111
Setting Cruise Control
111
Resuming a Set Speed
112
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
112
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
112
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
113
Using Cruise Control on Hills
113
Ending Cruise Control
113
Erasing Speed Memory
113
Exterior Lamps
113
Automatic Headlamp System
114
Lamps On Reminder
115
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
115
Interior Lamps
116
Instrument Panel Brightness Control
116
Exit Lighting
116
Illuminated Entry
116
Dome Lamps
117
Battery Run-Down Protection
117
Mirrors
118
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
118
Outside Manual Adjust Rearview Mirrors
118
Power Remote Control Rearview Mirrors (If Equipped)
118
Convex Outside Mirror
119
Storage Compartments
119
Overhead Console (Option)
121
Reading Lamps
122
Installing a Garage Door Opener
122
Driver Information System (If Equipped)
124
Sunglasses Storage Compartment
126
Convenience Net (Option)
127
Luggage Carrier (Option)
127
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
128
Sun Visors
129
Visor Vanity Mirror (If Equipped)
129
Accessory Power Outlet
129
HomeLink Transmitter (Option)
130
Programming the Transmitter
130
Training a Garage Door Opener with a \Rolling Code\ Feature (If Equipped)
131
Canadian Programming
132
Operating the HomeLink Transmitter
132
Erasing Channels
132
Resetting Defaults
132
Accessories
132
The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System
133
Instrument Panel Cluster
135
Speedometer and Odometer
136
Trip Odometer
136
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
136
Safety Belt Reminder Light
137
Air Bag Readiness Light
137
Charging System Indicator Light
138
Voltmeter
139
Brake System Warning Light
139
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
140
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
141
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada)
141
If the Light Is Flashing
143
If the Light Is On Steady
144
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
145
Oil Pressure Gage
145
Security Light
146
Service AWD Light (If Equipped)
147
Tow/Haul Light
147
Check Gages Light
148
Fuel Gage
148
Low Fuel Light
149
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
150
Comfort Controls
151
Heating System
151
Fan Knob
151
Temperature Knob
151
Function Knob
151
Heating/Air Conditioning System (If Equipped)
152
Fan Knob
152
Temperature Knob
153
Function Knob
153
Rear Heating System (Option)
154
Rear Air Conditioning System (Option)
154
Air Conditioning
155
Heating
155
Defrosting
155
Rear Window Defogger (Option)
156
Ventilation System
157
Ventilation Tips
158
Audio Systems
159
Setting the Clock for Systems with the Set Button
159
Setting the Clock for Systems without Radio Data System
159
Setting the Clock for Systems with Radio Data System
159
AM-FM Stereo
160
Playing the Radio
160
Finding a Station
160
Setting Preset Stations
160
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
161
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
161
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
162
Playing the Radio
162
Finding a Station
162
Setting Preset Stations
163
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
164
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
164
Playing a Compact Disc
164
Compact Disc Messages
166
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
166
Playing the Radio
166
Finding a Station
167
Setting Preset Stations
167
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
168
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
169
Using RDS
169
Finding RDS Stations
170
Finding a PTY Preset Station
170
RDS Messages
171
Radio Messages
172
Playing a Cassette Tape
172
Cassette Tape Messages
174
Playing a Compact Disc
174
Compact Disc Messages
176
Rear Seat Audio (If Equipped)
176
Remote Compact Disc Player (If Equipped)
178
Theft-Deterrent Feature (If Equipped)
180
Activating the Theft-Deterrent Feature
180
Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss
181
Disabling the Theft-Deterrent Feature
181
Theft-Deterrent Feature RDS Radios (If Equipped)
182
Understanding Radio Reception
182
AM
182
FM Stereo
183
Tips About Your Audio System
183
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
184
Care of Your Compact Discs
185
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
185
Fixed Mast Antenna
185
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
186
Defensive Driving
187
Drunken Driving
188
Control of a Vehicle
191
Braking
191
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
192
Using Anti-Lock
194
Braking in Emergencies
194
Steering
194
Power Steering
194
Steering Tips
194
Driving on Curves
194
Steering in Emergencies
195
Off-Road Recovery
196
Passing
197
Loss of Control
198
Skidding
198
Driving at Night
199
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
201
Hydroplaning
202
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
203
Driving Through Flowing Water
203
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
203
City Driving
204
Freeway Driving
205
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
206
Highway Hypnosis
207
Hill and Mountain Roads
207
Winter Driving
209
Driving on Snow or Ice
209
If You're Caught in a Blizzard
211
Recreational Vehicle Towing
212
Loading Your Vehicle
213
Payload
215
Trailering Package
215
Add-On Equipment
215
Towing a Trailer
216
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
217
Tow/Haul Mode
218
Weight of the Trailer
219
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
220
Total Weight on Your Vehicle's Tires
221
Hitches
221
Safety Chains
222
Trailer Brakes
222
Driving with a Trailer
223
Following Distance
224
Passing
224
Backing Up
224
Making Turns
224
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
225
Driving On Grades
225
Parking on Hills
226
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
226
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
226
Trailer Wiring Harness
227
Section 5 Problems on the Road
228
Hazard Warning Flashers
229
Other Warning Devices
230
Jump Starting
230
Towing Your Vehicle
234
Engine Overheating
234
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
235
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
236
Cooling System
237
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
239
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
241
Engine Fan Noise
244
If a Tire Goes Flat
244
Changing a Flat Tire
245
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
246
Removing the Wheel Covers
249
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
250
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
257
Compact Spare Tire
258
If You're Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
260
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
260
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
261
Service
262
Doing Your Own Service Work
262
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
263
Fuel
263
Gasoline Octane
263
Gasoline Specifications
264
California Fuel
264
Additives
264
Fuels in Foreign Countries
265
Filling Your Tank
265
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
268
Checking Things Under the Hood
268
Hood Release
269
Engine Compartment Overview
271
Engine Oil
272
Checking Engine Oil
272
When to Add Engine Oil
273
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
274
Engine Oil Additives
275
When to Change Engine Oil
275
What to Do with Used Oil
276
Engine Cover
276
Removing the Engine Cover
276
Reinstalling the Engine Cover
280
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
280
Automatic Transmission Fluid
282
When to Check and Change
282
How to Check
282
Checking the Fluid Level
283
How to Add Fluid
285
Rear Axle
286
When to Check Lubricant
286
How to Check Lubricant
286
What to Use
286
All-Wheel Drive
287
Transfer Case
287
When to Check Lubricant
287
How to Check Lubricant
287
What to Use
287
Front Axle
288
When to Check and Change Lubricant
288
How to Check Lubricant
288
What to Use
288
Engine Coolant
289
What to Use
290
Checking Coolant
291
Adding Coolant
291
Radiator Pressure Cap
292
Power Steering Fluid
293
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
293
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
293
What to Use
293
Windshield Washer Fluid
294
What to Use
294
Adding Washer Fluid
294
Brakes
295
Brake Fluid
295
Checking Brake Fluid
296
What to Add
296
Brake Wear
297
Brake Pedal Travel
298
Brake Adjustment
298
Replacing Brake System Parts
298
Battery
299
Vehicle Storage
299
Bulb Replacement
300
Halogen Bulbs
300
Headlamps
300
Sealed Beam Headlamp
300
Composite Headlamps
301
Front Turn Signal Lamps
304
Taillamps
305
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
306
Tires
307
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
308
When to Check
308
How to Check
308
Tire Inspection and Rotation
309
When It's Time for New Tires
310
Buying New Tires
311
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
312
Treadwear
312
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
312
Temperature -- A, B, C
313
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
313
Wheel Replacement
314
Used Replacement Wheels
315
Tire Chains
315
Appearance Care
316
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
316
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
316
Using Cleaner on Fabric
317
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
317
Cleaning Vinyl
318
Cleaning Leather
318
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
318
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
318
Care of Safety Belts
318
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
319
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield, Backglass and Wiper Blades
319
Weatherstrips
320
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
320
Washing Your Vehicle
320
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
320
Finish Care
320
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped)
321
Cleaning Tires
322
Sheet Metal Damage
322
Finish Damage
322
Underbody Maintenance
323
Chemical Paint Spotting
323
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
324
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
325
Engine Identification
325
Service Parts Identification Label
325
Electrical System
326
Add-On Electrical Equipment
326
Headlamp Wiring
326
Windshield Wiper Fuses
326
Power Windows and Other Power Options
326
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
327
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
327
Underhood Fuse Block
330
Replacement Bulbs
332
Capacities and Specifications
333
Engine Specifications
333
Wheel Nut Torque
333
Cooling System Capacities
333
Air Conditioning Refrigerant Capacity
334
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
334
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
335
Introduction
336
Your Vehicle and the Environment
336
Maintenance Requirements
336
How This Section is Organized
337
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
338
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
338
Selecting the Right Schedule
338
Scheduled Maintenance
339
Short Trip/City Definition
339
Short Trip/City Intervals
339
Long Trip/Highway Definition
340
Long Trip/Highway Intervals
341
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
342
Footnotes
342
Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
365
Footnotes
365
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
378
At Each Fuel Fill
378
Engine Oil Level Check
378
Engine Coolant Level Check
378
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
378
At Least Once a Month
378
Tire Inflation Check
378
At Least Twice a Year
378
Restraint System Check
378
Wiper Blade Check
379
Spare Tire Check
379
Weatherstrip Lubrication
379
Automatic Transmission Check
379
At Least Once a Year
379
Key Lock Cylinders Service
379
Body Lubrication Service
379
Starter Switch Check
380
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check
380
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
381
Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARK (P) Mechanism Check
381
Underbody Flushing Service
381
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
382
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
382
Exhaust System Inspection
382
Fuel System Inspection
383
Engine Cooling System Inspection
383
Throttle System Inspection
383
Transfer Case and Front Axle (All-Wheel Drive) Inspection
383
Brake System Inspection
383
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
384
Part E: Maintenance Record
386
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
389
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
390
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
392
Customer Assistance Offices
392
United States
392
Canada
393
All Overseas Locations
393
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
393
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
393
Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program
394
Canadian Roadside Assistance
396
Courtesy Transportation
396
Plan Ahead When Possible
396
Transportation Options
397
Shuttle Service
397
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
397
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
397
Additional Program Information
397
Warranty Information
398
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
398
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
399
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
399
SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION
400
Service Manuals
400
Transmission, Transaxle, Transfer Case Unit Repair Manual
400
Service Bulletins
400
Owner's Information
400
Current and Past Model Order Forms
400

FAQ about the 2002 Chevrolet Astro Manual

What contains the 2002 Astro manual?

The Chevrolet Astro owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Chevrolet to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Chevrolet Astro. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Chevrolet Astro 2002 owner's manual:

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Astro owners can do
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

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