2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner's Manual

2002 Chevrolet Cavalier owners manual
Year:
2002
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Cavalier
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2.51 MB

Table of Contents

- 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 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 Seats
8
Reclining Front Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
11
Seatback Latches (Two-Door Models)
12
Easy Entry Seat (If Equipped)
12
Rear Seats
13
Folding the Rear Seat
13
Safety Belts: They're for Everyone
14
Why Safety Belts Work
15
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
18
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
19
Adults
19
Driver Position
19
Lap-Shoulder Belt
20
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster (Four-Door Models)
22
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
27
Right Front Passenger Position
28
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
28
How the Air Bag System Works
30
Where are the air bags?
30
When should an air bag inflate?
31
What makes an air bag inflate?
32
How does an air bag restrain?
32
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
32
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
34
Rear Seat Passengers
34
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
34
Lap-Shoulder Belt
35
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
38
Center Passenger Position
40
Lap Belt
41
Children
42
Infants and Young Children
42
Restraint Systems for Children
45
Where to Put the Restraint
48
Top Strap
49
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
50
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position
53
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
55
Older Children
58
Safety Belt Extender
61
Checking Your Restraint Systems
61
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
61
Section 2 Features and Controls
62
Windows
63
Manual Windows
63
Power Windows (If Equipped)
64
Auto Down Window
64
Lock-Out Switch
64
Keys
65
Door Locks
67
Power Door Locks (If Equipped)
68
Rear Door Security Lock (Four-Door Models)
68
To Use One of These Locks
68
To Open a Rear Door With the Security Lock
69
To Cancel the Rear Door Lock
69
Lockout Prevention (If Equipped)
69
Leaving Your Vehicle
69
Remote Keyless Entry (If Equipped)
69
Operation
71
Radio Personalization Feature
72
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
72
Battery Replacement
72
Replacing the Battery in the Remote Keyless Entry System Transmitter
73
Resynchronization
73
Trunk
74
Remote Trunk Release
75
Remote Trunk Release Lockout
75
Trunk Release Handle
76
Trap-Resistant Trunk Kit
76
Theft
77
Key in the Ignition
77
Parking at Night
77
Parking Lots
77
Content Theft Security System (If Equipped)
78
Arming the System
78
Disarming the System
78
How the System Alarm is Activated
78
How to Turn Off the System Alarm
79
How to Detect a Tamper Condition
79
Passlock
79
New Vehicle \Break-In\
80
Ignition Positions
80
Key Release Button (Manual Transaxle)
82
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
83
Starting Your Engine
83
Automatic Transaxle
83
Manual Transaxle
83
Starting Your 2.2L L4 (LN2) or ECOTEC (L61) Engine
84
Starting Your 2.4L L4 (LD9) Engine
85
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
86
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
87
Automatic Transaxle Operation
88
Forward Gears
90
Manual Transaxle Operation
91
Five-Speed
91
Shift Speeds
93
Up-Shift Light (Manual Transaxle)
93
Parking Brake
94
Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transaxle Only)
95
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running (Automatic Transaxle Only)
96
Torque Lock (Automatic Transaxle)
96
Shifting Out of PARK (P) (Automatic Transaxle Only)
97
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transaxle Models Only)
97
Parking Over Things That Burn
98
Engine Exhaust
98
Running Your Engine While You're Parked (Automatic Transaxle)
99
Horn
99
Tilt Wheel (If Equipped)
100
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
100
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
101
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
101
Flash-to-Pass
101
Windshield Wipers
102
Windshield Washer
103
Cruise Control (If Equipped)
103
Setting Cruise Control
104
Resuming a Set Speed
105
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
105
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
105
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
105
Using Cruise Control on Hills
106
Ending Cruise Control
106
Erasing Cruise Speed Memory
106
Exterior Lamps
106
Lamps On Reminder
107
Daytime Running Lamps
107
Fog Lamps (If Equipped)
108
Interior Lamps
109
Instrument Panel Brightness Control
109
Illuminated Entry
109
Front Reading Lamps (If Equipped)
109
Map Lamps (If Equipped)
109
Battery Saver
110
Mirrors
110
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
110
Manual Remote Control Mirror
110
Power Remote Control Mirrors (If Equipped)
111
Convex Outside Mirror
111
Breakaway Mirrors
112
Storage Compartments
113
Center Console Storage Area
113
Center Console Cupholders
113
Convenience Net (If Equipped)
113
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter (If Equipped)
114
Sun Visors
114
Accessory Power Outlet
115
Sunroof (If Equipped)
116
The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System
117
Instrument Panel Cluster
119
Speedometer and Odometer
120
Trip Odometer
120
Tachometer
121
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
121
Safety Belt Reminder Light
122
Air Bag Readiness Light
123
Charging System Light
124
Brake System Warning Light
124
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
125
Enhanced Traction System Warning Light (If Equipped)
126
Enhanced Traction System Active Light
127
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
127
Low Coolant Warning Light
128
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
128
If the Light Is Flashing
130
If the Light Is On Steady
130
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
131
Oil Pressure Light
132
Service Vehicle Soon Light
133
Passlock Warning Light
133
Up-Shift Light (Manual Transaxle)
134
Check Gages Light
134
Fuel Gage
135
Climate Control System
137
Fan Knob
137
Temperature Knob
137
Mode Knob
137
Air Conditioning Compressor Button
138
Air Conditioning
139
Heating
139
Defogging and Defrosting
139
Rear Window Defogger (If Equipped)
140
Ventilation System
141
Setting the Clock for Systems without Radio Data System
142
Setting the Clock for Systems with Radio Data System
142
AM-FM Stereo
143
Playing the Radio
143
Finding a Station
143
Setting Preset Stations
144
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
144
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
145
Radio Messages
145
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player (If Equipped)
146
Playing the Radio
146
Finding a Station
146
Setting Preset Stations
147
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
147
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
148
Radio Messages
148
Playing a Compact Disc
149
Compact Disc Messages
150
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
150
Playing the Radio
150
Finding a Station
151
Setting Preset Stations
152
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
152
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
153
Using RDS
153
Finding RDS Stations
154
Finding a PTY Station
154
RDS Messages
155
Radio Messages
156
Playing a Cassette Tape
156
Cassette Tape Messages
158
CD Adapter Kits
159
Playing a Compact Disc
159
Compact Disc Messages
161
Personal Choice Radio Controls (If Equipped)
161
Theft-Deterrent Feature Non-RDS Radios (If Equipped)
162
Theft-Deterrent Feature RDS Radios (If Equipped)
162
Understanding Radio Reception
162
AM
162
FM Stereo
162
Tips About Your Audio System
162
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
163
Care of Your Compact Discs
164
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
164
Fixed Mast Antenna
165
Chime Level Adjustment (RDS Radios Only)
165
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
166
Defensive Driving
167
Drunken Driving
168
Control of a Vehicle
171
Braking
171
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
172
Using Anti-Lock
174
Braking in Emergencies
174
Enhanced Traction System
174
Steering
176
Power Steering
176
Steering Tips
176
Driving on Curves
176
Steering in Emergencies
177
Off-Road Recovery
178
Passing
178
Loss of Control
180
Skidding
180
Driving at Night
181
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
183
Hydroplaning
184
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
185
Driving Through Flowing Water
185
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
185
City Driving
186
Freeway Driving
187
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
188
Highway Hypnosis
189
Hill and Mountain Roads
189
Winter Driving
191
Driving on Snow or Ice
192
If You're Caught in a Blizzard
193
Recreational Vehicle Towing
195
Dinghy Towing Your Vehicle From the Front
196
Dolly Towing
197
Loading Your Vehicle
198
Towing a Trailer (Models with 2.4L L4 (LD9) or 2.2L L4 ECOTEC -- (L61) Engine and Automatic Transaxle)
200
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
201
Weight of the Trailer
201
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
202
Total Weight on Your Vehicle s Tires
203
Hitches
203
Safety Chains
203
Trailer Brakes
203
Driving with a Trailer
204
Following Distance
204
Passing
204
Backing Up
204
Making Turns
205
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
205
Driving On Grades
206
Parking on Hills
206
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
207
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
207
Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
207
Towing a Trailer (Models with 2.2L L4 (LN2) Engine or Manual Transaxle)
207
Section 5 Problems on the Road
208
Hazard Warning Flashers
209
Other Warning Devices
210
Jump Starting
210
Towing Your Vehicle
216
Engine Overheating
217
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
217
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
218
Cooling System
219
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank
222
If a Tire Goes Flat
227
Changing a Flat Tire
228
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
229
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
231
Storing the Flat Tire and Tools
236
Storing the Spare Tire and Tools
237
Compact Spare Tire
238
If You're Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
239
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
239
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
240
Service
241
Doing Your Own Service Work
241
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
242
Fuel
242
Gasoline Octane
242
Gasoline Specifications
242
California Fuel
243
Additives
244
Fuels in Foreign Countries
244
Filling Your Tank
245
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
247
Checking Things Under the Hood
248
Hood Release
248
Engine Compartment Overview
250
Engine Oil
253
Checking Engine Oil
253
When to Add Engine Oil
256
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
258
Engine Oil Additives
259
When to Change Engine Oil
259
What to Do with Used Oil
260
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
260
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
262
Manual Transaxle Fluid
263
Hydraulic Clutch
263
When to Check and What to Use
263
How to Check and Add Fluid
263
Engine Coolant
264
What to Use
265
Checking Coolant
266
Adding Coolant
267
Surge Tank Pressure Cap
267
Power Steering Fluid
268
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
268
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
268
What to Use
268
Windshield Washer Fluid
268
What to Use
268
Adding Washer Fluid
269
Brakes
270
Brake Fluid
270
What to Add
271
Brake Wear
272
Brake Pedal Travel
273
Brake Adjustment
273
Replacing Brake System Parts
273
Battery
274
Vehicle Storage
274
Bulb Replacement
275
Halogen Bulbs
275
Headlamps
275
Front Park and Turn Signal Lamps
277
Taillamps and Rear Turn Signal Lamps
279
Back-Up Lamps
280
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
281
Tires
282
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
283
When to Check
283
How to Check
283
Tire Inspection and Rotation
284
When It s Time for New Tires
285
Buying New Tires
285
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
286
Treadwear
287
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
287
Temperature -- A, B, C
287
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
288
Wheel Replacement
288
Used Replacement Wheels
289
Tire Chains
289
Appearance Care
290
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
291
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
291
Using Cleaner on Fabric
291
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
292
Cleaning Vinyl
292
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
292
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
292
Care of Safety Belts
293
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
293
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
294
Weatherstrips
294
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
294
Washing Your Vehicle
294
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
295
Finish Care
295
Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels (If Equipped)
296
Cleaning Tires
296
Sheet Metal Damage
296
Finish Damage
297
Underbody Maintenance
297
Chemical Paint Spotting
297
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
298
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
299
Engine Identification
299
Service Parts Identification Label
299
Electrical System
300
Add-On Electrical Equipment
300
Headlamp Wiring
300
Windshield Wiper Fuse
300
Power Windows and Other Power Options
300
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
301
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
301
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
304
Replacement Bulbs
305
Capacities and Specifications
305
Engine Specifications
306
Air Conditioning Refrigerant Capacity
306
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
306
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
307
Introduction
308
Your Vehicle and the Environment
308
Maintenance Requirements
308
How This Section is Organized
309
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
310
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
310
Selecting the Right Schedule
310
Short Trip/City Definition
311
Long Trip/Highway Definition
312
Long Trip/Highway Intervals
312
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
313
Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
327
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
336
At Each Fuel Fill
336
Engine Oil Level Check
336
Engine Coolant Level Check
336
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
336
At Least Once a Month
336
Tire Inflation Check
336
Cassette Deck Service
336
At Least Twice a Year
337
Restraint System Check
337
Wiper Blade Check
337
Weatherstrip Lubrication
337
Manual Transaxle Check
337
Automatic Transaxle Inspection
337
Hydraulic Clutch System Check
337
At Least Once a Year
338
Key Lock Cylinders Service
338
Body Lubrication Service
338
Starter Switch Check
338
Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
339
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
339
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
340
Underbody Flushing Service
340
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
341
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
341
Exhaust System Inspection
341
Fuel System Inspection
341
Engine Cooling System Inspection
341
Throttle System Inspection
341
Brake System Inspection
342
Caliper/Knuckle Maintenance Inspection
342
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
343
Part E: Maintenance Record
345
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
349
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
350
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
352
Customer Assistance Offices
352
United States
352
Canada
353
All Overseas Locations
353
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
353
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
353
Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program
354
Canadian Roadside Assistance
356
Courtesy Transportation
356
Plan Ahead When Possible
356
Transportation Options
357
Shuttle Service
357
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
357
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
357
Additional Program Information
357
Warranty Information
358
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
358
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
359
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
359
SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION
360
Service Manuals
360
Transmission, Transaxle, Transfer Case Unit Repair Manual
360
Service Bulletins
360
Owner s Information
360
Current and Past Model Order Forms
360

FAQ about the 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Manual

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

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Cavalier

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