2002 Chevrolet S10 Owner's Manual

2002 Chevrolet S10 owners manual
Year:
2002
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
S10
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
2.88 MB

Table of Contents

- 2002 Chevrolet S10 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 Lumbar Support (If Equipped)
10
Power Seats (If Equipped)
10
Power Lumbar Control (If Equipped)
11
Memory Seat (If Equipped)
12
Heated Front Seats (If Equipped)
13
Reclining Seatbacks
13
Head Restraints
15
Seatback Latches (Regular or Extended Cab Only)
15
Easy Entry Seat (If Equipped)
16
Jump Seat (Extended Cab Models)
17
Rear Seat (Crew Cab)
17
Safety Belts: They're for Everyone
18
Why Safety Belts Work
19
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
22
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
23
Adults
23
Driver Position
23
Lap-Shoulder Belt
23
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
30
Right Front Passenger Position
31
Air Bag System
31
How the Air Bag System Works
33
Where are the air bags?
33
When should an air bag inflate?
35
What makes an air bag inflate?
35
How does an air bag restrain?
35
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
36
Air Bag Off Switch (Regular Cab and Extended Cab Models)
37
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
40
Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
41
Center Passenger Position
41
Lap Belt
41
Rear Seat Passengers (Extended Cab Jump Seats)
43
Lap Belt
43
Rear Seat Passengers
44
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions (Crew Cab)
44
Lap-Shoulder Belt (Crew Cab)
45
Children
47
Infants and Young Children
47
Restraint Systems for Children
51
Where to Put the Restraint (Regular Cab and Extended Cab Pickup)
54
Where to Put the Restraint (Crew Cab Pickup)
54
Top Strap
55
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position (Crew Cab Models)
58
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position (Regular Cab & Extended Cab Models) and in the Center Rear Seat Position (Crew Cab Models)
60
Jump Seats (Extended Cab)
60
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
61
Older Children
66
Safety Belt Extender
69
Checking Your Restraint Systems
69
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
70
Section 2 Features and Controls
71
Windows
72
Manual Windows
73
Power Windows (If Equipped)
73
Express-Down Window
73
Lockout Switch (Crew Cab)
73
Swing-Out Windows (Extended Cab)
74
Sliding Rear Window (If Equipped)
74
Keys
75
Door Locks
77
Power Door Locks (If Equipped)
78
Programmable Automatic Door Locks (If Equipped)
78
Rear Door Security Locks (If Equipped)
80
Lockout Prevention
80
Leaving Your Vehicle
80
Remote Keyless Entry System (If Equipped)
81
Operation
82
Panic Alarm Button
82
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
82
Battery Replacement
83
Third Door (Extended Cab) (If Equipped)
84
Tailgate
84
Theft
85
Key in the Ignition
85
Parking at Night
86
Parking Lots
86
Content Theft-Deterrent (If Equipped)
86
Testing the Alarm
87
Passlock
88
New Vehicle \Break-In\
88
Ignition Positions
89
Key Release Button
91
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
91
Starting Your Engine
92
Automatic Transmission
92
Manual Transmission
92
Starting Your \VORTEC\ 2200 L4 Engine
92
Starting Your \VORTEC\ 4300 V6 Engine
93
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
95
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
95
Automatic Transmission Operation
96
Manual Transmission Operation
99
5-Speed
99
Shift Light
100
Shift Speeds
101
Four-Wheel Drive (If Equipped)
101
Electronic Transfer Case (If Equipped)
102
Shifting from 2HI to 4HI
102
Shifting from 4HI to 2HI
102
Shifting from 2HI or 4HI to 4LO
103
Shifting from 4LO to 4HI or 2HI
103
Parking Brake
104
Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission Only)
105
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running (Automatic Transmission Only)
106
Torque Lock (Automatic Transmission)
107
Shifting Out of PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission Only)
107
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission Only)
107
Parking Over Things That Burn
108
Engine Exhaust
108
Running Your Engine While You're Parked (Automatic Transmission)
109
Locking Rear Axle (If Equipped)
110
Horn
110
Tilt Wheel (If Equipped)
110
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
111
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
111
Turn Signal On Chime
112
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
112
Flash-To-Pass Feature
112
Windshield Wipers
113
Windshield Washer
114
Cruise Control (If Equipped)
114
Setting Cruise Control
115
Resuming a Set Speed
116
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
116
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
116
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
116
Using Cruise Control on Hills
117
Ending Cruise Control
117
Erasing Speed Memory
117
Exterior Lamps
117
Automatic Headlamp System
118
Lamps On Reminder
118
Daytime Running Lamps (If Equipped) (Optional)
119
Fog Lamps (If Equipped)
120
Interior Lamps
120
Instrument Panel Brightness Thumbwheel
120
Illuminated Entry
120
Exit Lighting
121
Front Map Lamps (If Equipped)
121
Dome Lamps
121
Battery Rundown Protection
122
Mirrors
122
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
122
Electrochromic Day/Night Inside Rearview Mirror (If Equipped)
122
Time Delay
123
Cleaning the Photocells
123
Outside Manual Adjust Mirror
123
Power Remote Control Rearview Mirrors (If Equipped)
124
Convex Outside Mirror
124
Heated Outside Rearview Mirrors (If Equipped)
125
Storage Compartments
125
Glove Box
125
Overhead Console (Crew Cab) (If Equipped)
125
Installing a Garage Door Opener
126
Temperature and Compass Display
128
Sunglasses Storage Compartment
130
Door Storage
130
Front Storage Area
130
Ashtray and Cigarette Lighter
131
Sun Visors
132
Accessory Power Outlets
132
The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System
134
Instrument Panel Cluster
136
Speedometer and Odometer
138
Trip Odometer
138
Tachometer (If Equipped)
138
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
139
Safety Belt Reminder Light
139
Air Bag Readiness Light
140
Air Bag Off Light (If Equipped)
141
Charging System Indicator Light
142
Voltmeter Gage
143
Shift Light
143
Brake System Warning Light
144
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
145
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
145
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada)
146
If the Light Is Flashing
147
If the Light Is On Steady
148
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
149
Oil Pressure Gage
149
Security Light
150
Service Four-Wheel-Drive Warning Light
151
Check Gages Light
151
Fuel Gage
152
Low Fuel Light
153
Driver Information Center (DIC) (If Equipped)
153
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
155
Comfort Controls
156
Standard Climate Control System
156
Fan Control
156
Temperature Knob
156
Mode Knob
157
Optional Climate Control System
157
Fan Control
157
Temperature Knob
158
Mode Knob
158
Air Conditioning (If Equipped)
159
Heating
159
Defogging and Defrosting
160
Ventilation System
160
Ventilation Tips
161
Audio Systems
161
Setting the Clock for Systems with the SET Button
161
Setting the Clock for Systems with HR and MN Buttons
161
Setting the Clock for Systems with Radio Data System (RDS)
162
AM-FM Stereo
162
Playing the Radio
162
Finding a Station
163
Setting Preset Stations
163
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
164
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
164
AM-FM Stereo
164
Playing the Radio
164
Finding a Station
165
Setting Preset Stations
165
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
165
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
166
Radio Messages
167
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player (If Equipped)
167
Playing the Radio
167
Finding a Station
168
Setting Preset Stations
168
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
169
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
169
Playing a Cassette Tape
169
Cassette Tape Messages
169
CD Adapter Kits
170
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
170
Playing the Radio
170
Finding a Station
171
Setting Preset Stations
172
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
172
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
173
Playing a Cassette Tape
173
Cassette Tape Messages
174
CD Adapter Kits
175
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
175
Playing the Radio
175
Finding a Station
176
Setting Preset Stations
177
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
177
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
178
Playing a Compact Disc
178
Compact Disc Messages
179
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
180
Playing the Radio
180
Finding a Station
181
Setting Preset Stations
181
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
182
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/ Fade)
182
Using RDS
183
Finding RDS Stations
183
Finding a PTY Preset Station
184
RDS Messages
184
Radio Messages
185
Playing a Compact Disc
186
Compact Disc Messages
187
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
188
Playing the Radio
188
Finding a Station
189
Setting Preset Stations
189
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
190
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/ Fade)
190
Using RDS
191
Finding RDS Stations
191
Finding a PTY Preset Station
192
RDS Messages
192
Radio Messages
193
Playing a Cassette Tape
194
Cassette Tape Messages
196
Playing a Compact Disc
196
Compact Disc Messages
198
AM-FM Stereo with Six-Disc Compact Disc Player with Programmable Equalization and Radio Data System (RDS) (If Equipped)
198
Playing the Radio
198
Finding a Station
199
Setting Preset Stations
200
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
200
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
201
Using RDS
201
Finding a PTY Station
202
Setting PTY Preset Stations
202
RDS Messages
203
Playing a Compact Disc
204
Playing a Specific Loaded Compact Disc
205
Using Song List Mode
207
Compact Disc Messages
209
Remote Cassette Tape Player (If Equipped)
210
Primary Radio Controls
210
Remote Cassette Tape Player Controls
211
Theft-Deterrent Feature (If Equipped)
212
Activating the Theft-Deterrent Feature
212
Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss
213
Disabling the Theft-Deterrent Feature
213
Theft-Deterrent Feature RDS Radios (If Equipped)
214
Understanding Radio Reception
214
AM
214
FM Stereo
214
Tips About Your Audio System
215
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
216
Care of Your Remote Cassette Tape Player
217
Care of Your Compact Discs
218
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
218
Fixed Mast Antenna
218
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
219
Defensive Driving
220
Drunken Driving
221
Control of a Vehicle
224
Braking
224
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
225
Using Anti-Lock
227
Braking in Emergencies
227
Steering
227
Power Steering
227
Steering Tips
227
Driving on Curves
227
Steering in Emergencies
228
Off-Road Recovery
229
Passing
230
Loss of Control
231
Skidding
231
Off-Road Driving with Your Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicle
232
Before You Go Off-Roading
233
Loading Your Vehicle for Off-Road Driving
233
Environmental Concerns
234
Traveling to Remote Areas
234
Getting Familiar with Off-Road Driving
234
Scanning the Terrain
235
Driving on Off-Road Hills
236
Approaching a Hill
237
Driving Uphill
237
Driving Downhill
240
Driving Across an Incline
241
Stalling on an Incline
242
Driving in Mud, Sand, Snow or Ice
243
Driving in Water
244
After Off-Road Driving
245
Driving at Night
245
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
247
Hydroplaning
248
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
249
Driving Through Flowing Water
249
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
249
City Driving
250
Freeway Driving
251
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
252
Highway Hypnosis
253
Hill and Mountain Roads
253
Winter Driving
255
Driving on Snow or Ice
256
If You're Caught in a Blizzard
257
Recreational Vehicle Towing
259
Dinghy Towing (Two-Wheel Drive Models Only)
260
Dolly Towing (Two-Wheel Drive Models Only)
261
Loading Your Vehicle
263
Payload
265
Two-Tiered Loading
265
Add-On Equipment
265
Truck-Camper Loading Information
266
Trailer Recommendations
268
Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab
268
Towing a Trailer
268
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
270
Weight of the Trailer
270
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
273
Total Weight on Your Vehicle's Tires
274
Hitches
274
Safety Chains
274
Trailer Brakes
275
Driving with a Trailer
275
Following Distance
275
Passing
276
Backing Up
276
Making Turns
276
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
276
Driving On Grades
277
Parking on Hills
277
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
278
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
278
Section 5 Problems on the Road
279
Hazard Warning Flashers
280
Other Warning Devices
281
Jump Starting
281
Towing Your Vehicle
285
Engine Overheating
286
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
286
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
287
Cooling System
288
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
290
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
292
Engine Fan Noise
295
If a Tire Goes Flat
295
Changing a Flat Tire
296
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
297
Removing Wheel Covers
299
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
300
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
304
Compact Spare Tire (If Equipped)
307
If You're Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
308
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
309
Using the Recovery Hooks
309
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
311
Service
312
Doing Your Own Service Work
312
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
313
Fuel (Gasoline)
313
Gasoline Octane
313
Gasoline Specifications
314
California Fuel
314
Additives
314
Fuel E-85 (85% Ethanol)
315
Fuels in Foreign Countries
317
Filling Your Tank
317
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
319
Checking Things Under the Hood
319
Hood Release
320
Engine Compartment Overview
321
Engine Oil
323
Checking Engine Oil
323
When to Add Engine Oil
324
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
325
Engine Oil Additives
326
When to Change Engine Oil
326
Remote Oil Filter (Four-Wheel Drive)
327
What to Do with Used Oil
327
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
328
Automatic Transmission Fluid
329
When to Check and Change
329
How to Check
330
Checking the Fluid Level
331
How to Add Fluid
332
Manual Transmission Fluid
333
When to Check
333
How to Check
333
How to Add Fluid
334
Hydraulic Clutch
334
When to Check and What to Use
334
How to Check and Add Fluid
335
Rear Axle
335
When to Check and Change Lubricant
335
How to Check Lubricant
335
What to Use
335
Four-Wheel Drive
336
Transfer Case
336
When to Check Lubricant
336
How to Check Lubricant
336
What to Use
337
Front Axle
337
When to Check and Change Lubricant
337
How to Check Lubricant
337
What to Use
338
Engine Coolant
338
What to Use
339
Checking Coolant
340
Adding Coolant
340
Radiator Pressure Cap
341
Power Steering Fluid
342
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
342
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
342
What to Use
342
Windshield Washer Fluid
343
What to Use
343
Adding Washer Fluid
343
Brakes
344
Brake Fluid
344
Checking Brake Fluid
345
What to Add
345
Brake Wear
346
Brake Pedal Travel
347
Brake Adjustment
347
Replacing Brake System Parts
347
Battery
348
Vehicle Storage
348
Bulb Replacement
349
Halogen Bulbs
349
Headlamps
349
One-Piece Composite Headlamp System
349
Two-Piece Composite Headlamp System
350
One-Piece Front Turn Signal Lamps
351
Two-Piece Front Turn Signal Lamps
352
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp
353
Taillamps
354
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
355
Tires
357
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
358
When to Check
358
How to Check
358
Tire Inspection and Rotation
359
When It's Time for New Tires
360
Buying New Tires
361
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
362
Treadwear
362
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
362
Temperature -- A, B, C
363
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
363
Wheel Replacement
363
Used Replacement Wheels
364
Tire Chains
365
Appearance Care
366
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
366
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
366
Using Cleaner on Fabric
367
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
367
Cleaning Vinyl
368
Cleaning Leather
368
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
368
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
368
Cleaning Wood Panels
368
Care of Safety Belts
369
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
369
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
370
Weatherstrips
370
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
370
Washing Your Vehicle
370
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
371
Finish Care
371
Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Parts
372
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped)
372
Cleaning Tires
372
Sheet Metal Damage
372
Finish Damage
373
Underbody Maintenance
373
Chemical Paint Spotting
373
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
374
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
375
Engine Identification
375
Service Parts Identification Label
375
Electrical System
376
Add-On Electrical Equipment
376
Headlamps
376
Windshield Wipers
376
Power Windows and Other Power Options
376
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
377
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
377
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
379
Replacement Bulbs*
382
Capacities and Specifications
382
\VORTEC\ 2200 L4 (VIN Code 5) Engine Specifications
383
\VORTEC\ 4300 V6 (VIN Code W) Engine Specifications
383
Air Conditioning Refrigerant Capacity
383
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
384
\VORTEC\ 2200 L4 (VIN Code 5) Engine Specifications
384
\VORTEC\ 4300 V6 (VIN Code W) Engine Specifications
384
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
385
Introduction
386
Your Vehicle and the Environment
386
Maintenance Requirements
386
How This Section is Organized
387
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
388
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
388
Selecting the Right Schedule
388
Scheduled Maintenance
389
Short Trip/City Definition
389
Short Trip/City Intervals
389
Long Trip /Highway Definition
390
Long Trip/Highway Intervals
391
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
392
Footnotes
392
Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
416
Footnotes
416
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
429
At Each Fuel Fill
429
Engine Oil Level Check
429
Engine Coolant Level Check
429
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
429
At Least Once a Month
429
Tire Inflation Check
429
Cassette Deck Service
429
At Least Twice a Year
430
Restraint System Check
430
Wiper Blade Check
430
Spare Tire Check
430
Weatherstrip Lubrication
430
Manual Transmission Check
431
Automatic Transmission Check
431
Hydraulic Clutch System Check
431
At Least Four Times a Year
431
Tailgate Lubrication Service
431
At Least Once a Year
431
Key Lock Cylinders Service
431
Body Lubrication Service
431
Starter Switch Check
432
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check
433
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
433
Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARK (P) Mechanism Check
434
Underbody Flushing Service
434
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
435
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
435
Exhaust System Inspection
435
Fuel System Inspection
436
Engine Cooling System Inspection
436
Throttle System Inspection
436
Transfer Case and Front Axle (Four-Wheel Drive) Inspection
436
Brake System Inspection
436
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
437
Part E: Maintenance Record
440
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
447
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
448
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
450
Customer Assistance Offices
450
United States
450
Canada
451
All Overseas Locations
451
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
451
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
451
Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program
452
Canadian Roadside Assistance
454
Courtesy Transportation
454
Plan Ahead When Possible
454
Transportation Options
455
Shuttle Service
455
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
455
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
455
Additional Program Information
455
Warranty Information
456
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
456
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
457
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
457
SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION
458
Service Manuals
458
Transmission, Transaxle, Transfer Case Unit Repair Manual
458
Service Bulletins
458
Owner's Information
458
Current and Past Model Order Forms
458

FAQ about the 2002 Chevrolet S10 Manual

What contains the 2002 S10 manual?

The Chevrolet S10 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Chevrolet to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Chevrolet S10. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Chevrolet S10 2002 owner's manual:

  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet S10, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet S10

Where to download the 2002 Chevrolet S10 Owners Manual?

The Chevrolet S10 owner manual for the 2002 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Chevrolet S10 year 2002 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2002 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Chevrolet S10 (2002) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2002 is available in English.

Posted by, John Mana author bio image
A passionate guy about car models, makes, and manuals.

Manual Questions

Do you have questions about the 2002 Chevrolet S10 owners manual?
Fill the form below and someone will help you!