2002 Chevrolet Tracker Owner's Manual

2002 Chevrolet Tracker owners manual
Year:
2002
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Tracker
Rating:
(3)

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Size:
2.69 MB

Table of Contents

- 2002 Chevrolet Tracker Owner's Manual
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Table of Contents
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Copyright General Motors Corp. 2001
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For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French Language Manual
3
About Driving Your Vehicle
4
How to Use this Manual
4
Safety Warnings and Symbols
4
Vehicle Damage Warnings
5
Vehicle Symbols
5
Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
8
Seats and Seat Controls
9
Manual Front Seat
9
Manual Lumbar Support
10
Reclining Front Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
12
Easy Entry Seats (Two-Door)
12
Rear Seats
14
Folding the Rear Seatback
14
Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone
17
Why Safety Belts Work
18
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
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How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
22
Adults
22
Driver Position
23
Lap-Shoulder Belt
23
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
25
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
31
Right Front Passenger Position
32
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
32
How the Air Bag System Works
34
Where are the air bags?
34
When should an air bag inflate?
36
What makes an air bag inflate?
36
How does an air bag restrain?
36
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
37
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
38
Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
39
Rear Seat Passengers
39
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
39
Lap-Shoulder Belt
40
Center Passenger Position (4-Door Models)
43
Lap Belt
43
Children
44
Infants and Young Children
44
Restraint Systems for Children
48
Where to Put the Restraint
51
Top Strap
52
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
54
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position (4-Door Models)
56
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
58
Older Children
61
Safety Belt Extender
64
Checking Your Restraint Systems
64
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
65
Section 2 Features and Controls
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Windows
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Manual Windows
68
Power Windows (If Equipped)
68
Express Down Window
69
Lock-Out Switch
69
Keys
69
Door Locks
71
Power Door Locks (If Equipped)
72
Rear Door Security Locks (Four-Door Models)
74
To Use One of These Locks
74
To Open a Rear Door With the Security Lock
74
To Cancel a Rear Door Lock
74
Leaving Your Vehicle
74
Remote Keyless Entry System (If Equipped)
75
Operation
76
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
76
Battery Replacement
77
Resynchronization
78
Tailgate
79
Tailgate Lock Release
79
Theft
79
Key in the Ignition
79
Parking at Night
80
Parking Lots
80
New Vehicle \Break-In\
80
Ignition Positions
81
Starting Your Engine
82
Automatic Transmission
82
Manual Transmission
82
Starting Your Engine
83
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
84
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
84
Automatic Transmission Operation
85
Overdrive-Off Button (If Equipped)
89
Power Mode Selector Switch (If Equipped)
90
Manual Transmission Operation
90
Five-Speed
90
Shift Speeds
91
Four-Wheel Drive (If Equipped)
92
Transfer Case
92
Shifting Into or Out of FOUR-WHEEL LOW (4L)
93
Parking Brake
94
Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission Only)
95
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running (Automatic Transmission Only)
96
Torque Lock (Automatic Transmission)
96
Shifting Out of PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission Only)
97
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission Models Only)
98
Parking Over Things That Burn
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Engine Exhaust
99
Running Your Engine While You're Parked (Automatic Transmission)
100
Horn
101
Tilt Wheel (If Equipped)
101
Turn Signal/ Multifunction Lever
101
Turn and Lane-Change Signals Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
102
Flash-to-Pass Feature
102
Windshield Wipers
103
Windshield Washer
104
Rear Window Wiper/Washer (If Equipped)
104
Cruise Control (If Equipped)
105
Setting Cruise Control
106
Resuming a Set Speed
106
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
107
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
107
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
107
Using Cruise Control on Hills
107
Getting Out of Cruise Control
107
Erasing Speed Memory
107
Exterior Lamps
108
Daytime Running Lamps
109
Automatic Light Control (ALC)
110
Lamps On Reminder
110
Interior Lamps
111
Instrument Panel Brightness Control
111
Dome Lamp
111
Battery Rundown Protection
112
Mirrors
112
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
112
Outside Manual Adjust Mirrors
113
Power Remote Control Mirrors (If Equipped)
113
Convex Outside Mirror
113
Storage Compartments
114
Glove Box
114
Door Storage
114
Coinholder
114
Cupholder
114
Convenience Net (If Equipped)
114
Luggage Compartment Cover (If Equipped)
115
Lockable Storage Compartment and Cargo Cover (Option)
115
Luggage Carrier (If Equipped)
117
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
119
Sun Visors
119
Accessory Power Outlet
120
Convertible Top (If Equipped)
121
Opening and Closing Your Sunroof
122
Removing and Installing Your Rear Window
124
Removing and Installing the Side Window
125
Lowering and Raising the Canvas Top
127
The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System
129
Instrument Panel Cluster
131
Speedometer and Odometer
132
Trip Odometer
132
Tachometer
132
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
133
Safety Belt Reminder Light
133
Air Bag Readiness Light
134
Charging System Light
135
Brake System Warning Light
135
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light (Option)
137
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
138
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light)
138
Oil Pressure Light
142
Four-Wheel-Drive Light (If Equipped)
143
Power Indicator Light (If Equipped)
143
Overdrive Off Light (If Equipped)
143
Fuel Gage
144
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
145
Comfort Controls
146
Climate Control System
146
Airflow Lever
146
Fan Lever
147
Temperature Lever
147
Air Intake Lever
147
Air Conditioner Controls
147
Heating
148
Defogging and Defrosting
148
Rear Window Defogger (If Equipped)
149
Ventilation System
150
Ventilation Tips
150
Audio Systems
151
Setting the Clock
151
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player
151
Playing the Radio
151
Finding a Station
152
Setting Preset Stations
152
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
152
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
153
Radio Messages
154
Playing a Compact Disc
154
Compact Disc Messages
155
Understanding Radio Reception
156
AM
156
FM Stereo
156
Tips About Your Audio System
156
Care of Your Compact Discs
157
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
157
Fixed Mast Antenna
157
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
158
Your Driving, the Road and Your Vehicle
159
Driver Behavior
159
Driving Environment
159
Vehicle Design
160
Defensive Driving
160
Drunken Driving
161
Control of a Vehicle
164
Braking
164
Anti-Lock Brake System (Option)
165
Using Anti-Lock
167
Braking in Emergencies
167
Steering
168
Power Steering
168
Steering Tips
168
Driving on Curves
168
Steering in Emergencies
169
Off-Road Recovery
170
Passing
170
Loss of Control
172
Skidding
172
Off-Road Driving with Your Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicle
173
Before You Go Off-Roading
173
Loading Your Vehicle for Off-Road Driving
173
Environmental Concerns
174
Traveling to Remote Areas
175
Getting Familiar with Off-Road Driving
175
Scanning the Terrain
176
Driving on Off-Road Hills
177
Approaching a Hill
177
Driving Uphill
178
Driving Downhill
181
Driving Across an Incline
183
Stalling on an Incline
184
Driving in Mud, Sand, Snow or Ice
185
Driving in Water
186
After Off-Road Driving
187
Driving at Night
187
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
189
Hydroplaning
190
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
191
Driving Through Flowing Water
191
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
191
City Driving
192
Freeway Driving
193
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
194
Highway Hypnosis
195
Hill and Mountain Roads
195
Winter Driving
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Driving on Snow or Ice
197
If You're Caught in a Blizzard
199
Recreational Vehicle Towing
201
Dinghy Towing Four-Wheel-Drive Only
201
Dolly Towing
203
Loading Your Vehicle
205
Towing a Trailer
207
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
208
Weight of the Trailer
208
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
209
Total Weight on Your Vehicle's Tires
210
Hitches
210
Safety Chains
210
Trailer Brakes
211
Driving with a Trailer
211
Following Distance
211
Passing
212
Backing Up
212
Making Turns
212
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
212
Driving On Grades
212
Parking on Hills
213
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
214
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
214
Section 5 Problems on the Road
215
Hazard Warning Flashers
216
Other Warning Devices
216
Jump Starting
217
Towing Your Vehicle
222
Engine Overheating
223
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
223
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
224
Cooling System
225
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
227
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
229
If a Tire Goes Flat
232
Changing a Flat Tire
232
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
If You're Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
245
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
246
Using the Recovery Hooks
246
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
248
Service
249
Doing Your Own Service Work
249
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
250
Fuel
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Gasoline Octane
250
Gasoline Specifications
251
California Fuel
251
Additives
251
Fuels in Foreign Countries
252
Filling Your Tank
253
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
255
Checking Things Under the Hood
256
Hood Release
256
Engine Compartment Overview
258
Engine Oil
261
Checking Engine Oil
261
When to Add Engine Oil
263
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
264
Engine Oil Additives
265
When to Change Engine Oil
266
What to Do with Used Oil
266
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
267
Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped)
269
Automatic Transmission Fluid
271
When to Check and Change
271
How to Check
271
Checking the Fluid Level
272
How to Add Fluid
274
Manual Transmission Fluid
274
When to Check and Change
274
How to Check
274
How to Add Fluid
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Hydraulic Clutch
276
When to Check and What to Use
276
How to Check and Add Fluid
276
Rear Axle
277
When to Check and Change Lubricant
277
How to Check Lubricant
277
What to Use
277
Four-Wheel Drive
278
Transfer Case
278
When to Check and Change Lubricant
278
How to Check Lubricant
278
What to Use
278
Front Axle
279
When to Check and Change Lubricant
279
How to Check Lubricant
279
What to Use
279
Engine Coolant
280
What to Use
280
Checking Coolant
281
Adding Coolant
282
Radiator Pressure Cap
283
Power Steering Fluid
284
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
284
How To Check Power Steering Fluid
284
What to Use
284
Windshield Washer Fluid
285
What to Use
285
Adding Washer Fluid
285
Brakes
286
Brake Fluid
286
Checking Brake Fluid
287
What to Add
287
Brake Wear
288
Brake Pedal Travel
289
Brake Adjustment
289
Replacing Brake System Parts
289
Battery
290
Vehicle Storage
290
Bulb Replacement
291
Halogen Bulbs
291
Headlamps
291
Front Parking and Turn Signal Lamps
293
Sidemarker Lamps
293
Rear Combination Lamps
294
Tires
295
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
296
When to Check
296
How to Check
296
Tire Inspection and Rotation
297
When It's Time for New Tires
298
Buying New Tires
299
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
300
Treadwear
300
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
300
Temperature -- A, B, C
301
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
301
Wheel Replacement
301
Used Replacement Wheels
302
Tire Chains
303
Appearance Care
303
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
304
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
304
Using Cleaner on Fabric
304
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
305
Cleaning Vinyl
305
Cleaning Leather
305
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
306
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
306
Care of Safety Belts
306
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
306
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield, Backglass and Wiper Blades
307
Weatherstrips
307
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
307
Washing Your Vehicle
307
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
308
Finish Care
308
Special Care for Canvas Top and Plastic Windows
309
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped)
310
Cleaning Tires
310
Sheet Metal Damage
310
Finish Damage
311
Underbody Maintenance
311
Chemical Paint Spotting
311
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
312
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
313
Engine Identification
313
Service Parts Identification Label
313
Electrical System
314
Add-On Electrical Equipment
314
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
314
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
315
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
316
Replacement Bulbs
317
Capacities and Specifications
318
Engine Specifications
319
1.6L Engine Specifications (Canada Only)
319
2.0L Engine Specifications
319
2.5L Engine Specifications
319
Wheel and Tires
319
Air Conditioning Refrigerant Capacity
319
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
320
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
321
Introduction
322
Your Vehicle and the Environment
322
Maintenance Requirements
322
How This Section is Organized
323
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
324
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
324
Selecting the Right Schedule
324
Scheduled Maintenance
325
Short Trip/City Definition
325
Short Trip/City Intervals
325
Long Trip/Highway Definition
327
Long Trip/Highway Intervals
327
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
329
Footnotes
329
Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
352
Footnotes
352
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
367
At Each Fuel Fill
367
Engine Oil Level Check
367
Engine Coolant Level Check
367
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
367
Hood Latch Operation Check
367
At Least Once a Month
367
Tire Inflation Check
367
At Least Twice a Year
368
Restraint System Check
368
Wiper Blade Check
368
Weatherstrip Lubrication
368
Fluid Level Check
368
At Least Once a Year
368
Key Lock Cylinders Service
368
Body Lubrication Service
368
Starter Switch Check
369
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check
370
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
370
Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARK (P) Mechanism Check
371
Underbody Flushing Service
371
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
372
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
372
Exhaust System Inspection
372
Fuel System Inspection
372
Engine Cooling System Inspection
372
Throttle System Inspection
373
Rear Axle (All) and Front Axle (Four-Wheel Drive) Service
373
Brake System Inspection
373
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
374
Part E: Maintenance Record
377
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
379
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
380
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
382
Customer Assistance Offices
382
United States
382
Canada
383
All Overseas Locations
383
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
383
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
383
Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program
384
Canadian Roadside Assistance
386
Courtesy Transportation
386
Plan Ahead When Possible
386
Transportation Options
387
Shuttle Service
387
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
387
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
387
Additional Program Information
387
Warranty Information
388
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
388
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
389
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
389
SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION
390
Service Manuals
390
Transmission, Transaxle, Transfer Case Unit Repair Manual
390
Service Bulletins
390
Owner's Information
390
Current and Past Model Order Forms
390

FAQ about the 2002 Chevrolet Tracker Manual

What contains the 2002 Tracker manual?

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

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Tracker owners can do
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Tracker, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

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