2002 Chevrolet Camaro Owner's Manual

2002 Chevrolet Camaro owners manual
Year:
2002
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Camaro
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2.61 MB

Table of Contents

- 2002 Chevrolet Camaro 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
Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Seats and Seat Controls
8
Manual Front Seat
8
Four-Way Manual Seats
9
Six-Way Power Seat (Option)
9
Reclining Front Seatbacks
10
Front Seatback Latches
11
Folding Rear Seatback
12
Safety Belts: They're for Everyone
12
Why Safety Belts Work
14
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
17
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
18
Adults
18
Driver Position
18
Lap-Shoulder Belt
18
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
24
Right Front Passenger Position
25
Air Bag System
26
How the Air Bag System Works
28
Where are the air bags?
28
When should an air bag inflate?
29
What makes an air bag inflate?
29
How does an air bag restrain?
30
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
30
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
31
Rear Seat Passengers
32
Lap-Shoulder Belt
32
Children
35
Infants and Young Children
35
Restraint Systems for Children
39
Where to Put the Restraint
42
Top Strap
42
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
44
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
47
Older Children
50
Safety Belt Extender
53
Checking Your Restraint Systems
53
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
53
Section 2 Features and Controls
54
Windows
55
Manual Windows
55
Power Windows (Option)
56
Keys
57
Door Locks
59
Power Door Locks (Option)
60
Last Door Closed Locking
60
Lockout Prevention
61
Leaving Your Vehicle
61
Keyless Entry System (Option)
61
Operation
63
Alarm/Panic Mode
63
Transmitter Verification
63
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
64
Battery Replacement
65
Resynchronization
66
Hatch
66
Hatch Release
67
Remote Hatch Release (If Equipped)
67
Trunk Release Handle (Convertible Only)
68
Theft
68
Key in the Ignition
68
Parking at Night
69
Parking Lots
69
Content Theft-Deterrent/Alarm System (Option)
69
Arming the System
69
Turning Off the Alarm
70
Shock Sensor
70
Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter Locking
71
Power Door Lock Switch Locking
71
Passive Arming
72
Disarming the System
72
Feature Customization (If Equipped)
73
Entering Programming Mode
74
Exit Lighting and Delayed Illumination
74
Last Door Closed Locking and Lockout Prevention
75
Remote Keyless Entry Verification
76
Theft-Deterrent Arming Verification
77
Theft-Deterrent Arming Method
78
Driver's Door Alarm Delay and Shock Sensor Enable
79
Exiting Programming Mode
80
PASS-Key II
80
New Vehicle \Break-In\
82
Ignition Positions
82
Key Release Button (If Equipped)
84
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
85
Starting Your Engine
85
Automatic Transmission
85
Manual Transmission
85
Starting Your 3800 Series II V6 Engine
86
Starting Your 5.7L V8 Engine
87
Engine Coolant Heater (Canada Only)
88
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
88
Automatic Transmission Operation
89
Manual Transmission Operation
92
Five-Speed
92
Six-Speed
94
Shift Speeds
95
Skip Shift Light (5.7L V8 Engine)
96
Computer-Aided Manual Transmission Shift Speeds
97
Parking Brake
97
Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission Only)
99
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running (Automatic Transmission Only)
100
Torque Lock (Automatic Transmission)
100
Shifting Out of PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission Only)
101
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission Models Only)
101
Parking Over Things That Burn
102
Engine Exhaust
102
Running Your Engine While You're Parked (Automatic Transmission)
103
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
104
Horn
104
Tilt Wheel
104
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
105
Turn and Lane Change Signals
105
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
106
Windshield Wipers
106
Windshield Washer
107
Cruise Control (Option)
107
Setting Cruise Control
108
Resuming a Set Speed
109
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
109
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
110
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
110
Using Cruise Control on Hills
110
Ending Out of Cruise Control
110
Erasing Speed Memory
110
Exterior Lamps
111
Headlamps on Reminder
111
Daytime Running Lamps/Automatic Headlamp Control
112
Fog Lamps (Option)
113
Interior Lamps
114
Instrument Panel Brightness Control
114
Courtesy Lamps
114
Delayed Illumination
115
Exit Lighting
115
Front Map Lamps
115
Mirrors
115
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
115
Power Remote Control Mirrors (If Equipped)
116
Convex Outside Mirror
116
Storage Compartments
117
Glove Box
117
Front Console
117
Compact Disc Storage
117
Cargo Cover
117
Using the Cargo Cover
117
Removing the Cargo Cover
118
Ashtray and Cigarette Lighter
119
Sun Visors
119
Visor Vanity Mirror
119
Accessory Power Outlet
120
Floor Mats
121
T-Top Roof Panels (Option)
121
Removing the T-Top Roof Panels
121
Storing the T-Top Roof Panels
122
Installing the T-Top Roof Panels
124
T-Top Sunshades
126
Convertible Top (If Equipped)
128
Lowering Your Convertible Top
128
Installing the Boot Cover
130
Removing Your Boot Cover
131
Raising Your Convertible Top
133
The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System
135
Instrument Panel Cluster
137
Speedometer and Odometer
138
Trip Odometer
138
Tachometer
139
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
139
Safety Belt Reminder Light
139
Air Bag Readiness Light
140
Voltmeter
141
Brake System Warning Light
141
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
142
Acceleration Slip Regulation (ASR) System Warning Light (Option)
143
Low Traction Light
143
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
144
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light
144
If the Light Is Flashing
146
If the Light Is On Steady
146
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
147
Oil Pressure Gage
148
Low Oil Light
149
Oil Change Light
149
Service Vehicle Light
150
Check Gages Light
150
Hatch Ajar Light
150
Fuel Gage
151
Low Fuel Light
152
Reduced Engine Power Light (V6 Engine Only)
152
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
153
Comfort Controls
154
Fan Knob
154
Temperature Knob
154
Mode Knob
154
Cooling
155
Heating
155
Bi-Level
155
Defogging and Defrosting
156
Rear Window Defogger (If Equipped)
156
Ventilation System
157
Ventilation Tips
157
Audio Systems
158
Setting the Clock
158
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Automatic Tone Control
158
Playing the Radio
159
Finding a Station
159
Setting Preset Stations
160
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
160
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
161
Playing a Compact Disc
161
Compact Disc Messages
162
Trunk-Mounted CD Changer (If Equipped)
163
Playing a Compact Disc
165
Compact Disc Messages
166
Theft-Deterrent Feature
167
Activating the Theft-Deterrent Feature
167
Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss
168
Disabling the Theft-Deterrent Feature
168
Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)
169
Understanding Radio Reception
170
AM
170
FM Stereo
170
Tips About Your Audio System
170
Care of Your Compact Discs
171
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
171
Fixed Mast Antenna
171
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
172
Defensive Driving
173
Drunken Driving
174
Control of a Vehicle
177
Braking
177
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
178
Using Anti-Lock
180
Braking in Emergencies
180
Acceleration Slip Regulation (ASR) System (Option)
180
Steering
182
Power Steering
182
Steering Tips
182
Driving on Curves
182
Steering in Emergencies
183
Off-Road Recovery
184
Passing
184
Loss of Control
186
Skidding
186
Driving at Night
187
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
188
Hydroplaning
190
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
190
Driving Through Flowing Water
191
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
191
City Driving
191
Freeway Driving
192
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
193
Highway Hypnosis
194
Hill and Mountain Roads
195
Winter Driving
196
Driving on Snow or Ice
197
If You're Caught in a Blizzard
199
Recreational Vehicle Towing
200
Loading Your Vehicle
201
Towing a Trailer
203
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
204
Weight of the Trailer
204
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
205
Total Weight on Your Vehicle's Tires
206
Hitches
206
Safety Chains
206
Trailer Brakes
206
Driving with a Trailer
207
Following Distance
207
Passing
207
Backing Up
207
Making Turns
208
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
208
Driving On Grades
209
Parking on Hills
209
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
210
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
210
Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
210
Section 5 Problems on the Road
211
Hazard Warning Flashers
212
Other Warning Devices
213
Jump Starting
213
Towing Your Vehicle
218
Engine Overheating
219
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
219
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
220
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
221
Cooling System
222
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
224
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator (3800 V6 Engine Only)
226
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator (V8 Engine Only)
230
If a Tire Goes Flat
232
Changing a Flat Tire
233
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
234
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
237
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
243
Compact Spare Tire
245
If You're Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
246
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
246
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
247
Service
248
Doing Your Own Service Work
248
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
249
Fuel
249
Gasoline Octane
249
Gasoline Specifications
250
California Fuel
250
Additives
251
Fuels in Foreign Countries
251
Filling Your Tank
252
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
254
Checking Things Under the Hood
254
Hood Release
255
Engine Compartment Overview
256
Engine Oil
258
Checking Engine Oil
258
When to Add Engine Oil
260
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
260
Engine Oil Additives
262
When to Change Engine Oil (GM Oil Life System)
263
How to Reset the Oil Change Light
263
What to Do with Used Oil
264
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
264
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Replacement
265
Automatic Transmission Fluid
267
Checking the Fluid Level
268
How to Add Fluid
270
Manual Transmission Fluid
270
When to Check
270
How to Check
270
How to Add Fluid
271
Hydraulic Clutch
271
When to Check and What to Use
272
How to Check and Add Fluid
272
Rear Axle
272
When to Check and Change Lubricant
272
How to Check Lubricant
272
What to Use
273
Standard Differential
273
Limited-Slip Differential
273
Engine Coolant
273
What to Use
274
Checking Coolant
275
Adding Coolant to the Recovery Tank
275
Radiator Pressure Cap
276
Power Steering Fluid
276
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
277
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
277
What to Use
277
Windshield Washer Fluid
278
What to Use
278
Adding Washer Fluid
278
Brakes
279
Brake Fluid
279
Checking Brake Fluid
281
What to Add
281
Brake Wear
282
Brake Pedal Travel
283
Brake Adjustment
283
Replacing Brake System Parts
283
Battery
284
Vehicle Storage
284
Bulb Replacement
285
Halogen Bulbs
285
Headlamps
285
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp
286
Rear Lamps
287
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
288
Wiper Blade Element Replacement
289
Tires
290
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
291
When to Check
292
How to Check
292
Tire Inspection and Rotation
292
When It's Time for New Tires
294
Buying New Tires
294
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
295
Treadwear
296
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
296
Temperature -- A, B, C
296
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
297
Wheel Replacement
297
Used Replacement Wheels
298
Tire Chains
298
Appearance Care
299
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
300
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
300
Using Cleaner on Fabric
300
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
301
Cleaning Vinyl
301
Cleaning Leather
301
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
302
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
302
Care of Safety Belts
302
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
302
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
303
Weatherstrips
303
Cleaning a Removable Roof Panel
303
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
304
Washing Your Vehicle
304
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
304
Finish Care
304
Cleaning Your Convertible Top
305
Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels (If Equipped)
306
Cleaning Tires
306
Sheet Metal Damage
306
Finish Damage
307
Underbody Maintenance
307
Chemical Paint Spotting
307
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
308
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
309
Engine Identification
309
Service Parts Identification Label
309
Electrical System
310
Add-On Electrical Equipment
310
Headlamps
310
Windshield Wipers
310
Power Windows and Other Power Options
310
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
311
Main Fuse Block
312
Underhood Fuse Center
314
Replacement Bulbs
316
Capacities and Specifications
317
Engine Specifications
317
Air Conditioning Refrigerant Capacity
318
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
318
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
319
Introduction
320
Your Vehicle and the Environment
320
Maintenance Requirements
320
How This Section is Organized
321
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
322
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
322
Scheduled Maintenance
323
Footnotes
323
Scheduled Maintenance
324
Engine Oil Scheduled Maintenance
324
Scheduled Maintenance
325
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
335
At Each Fuel Fill
335
Engine Oil Level Check
335
Engine Coolant Level Check
335
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
335
At Least Once a Month
335
Tire Inflation Check
335
At Least Twice a Year
335
Restraint System Check
335
Wiper Blade Check
336
Weatherstrip Lubrication
336
Manual Transmission Check
336
Automatic Transmission Check
336
Hydraulic Clutch System Check
336
At Least Once a Year
336
Key Lock Cylinders Service
336
Body Lubrication Service
336
Starter Switch Check
337
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check
337
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
338
Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARK (P) Mechanism Check
338
Underbody Flushing Service
338
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
339
Steering and Suspension Inspection
339
Exhaust System Inspection
339
Fuel System Inspection
339
Engine Cooling System Inspection
340
Throttle System Inspection (Except 3800 Series V6 Engine)
340
Rear Axle Service
340
Brake System Inspection
340
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
341
Part E: Maintenance Record
343
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
345
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
346
United States
348
Canada
349
All Overseas Locations
349
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
349
Shuttle Service
353
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
353
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
353
Additional Program Information
353
Warranty Information
354
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
354
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
355
Service Manuals
356
Transmission, Transaxle, Transfer Case Unit Repair Manual
356
Service Bulletins
356
Owner s Information
356
Current and Past Model Order Forms
356

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  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

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