2002 GMC Sierra Owner's Manual

2002 GMC Sierra owners manual
Year:
2002
Make:
GMC
Model:
Sierra
Rating:
(9)

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3.17 MB

Table of Contents

- 2002 GMC Sierra 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 Seat
9
Manual Lumbar Control (If Equipped)
10
Power Seat(s) (If Equipped)
10
Power Lumbar Control (If Equipped)
11
Memory Seat (If Equipped)
12
Heated Front Seats (If Equipped)
12
Reclining Seatbacks
13
Head Restraints
14
Seatback Latches
15
Rear Seat (Extended Cab)
16
Folding the Rear Seat
16
Rear Seat (Crew Cab)
16
Safety Belts: They're for Everyone
17
Why Safety Belts Work
18
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
41
Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
41
Center Passenger Position
42
Lap Belt
42
Rear Seat Passengers
43
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions (Extended Cab and Crew Cab)
43
Lap-Shoulder Belt (Extended Cab and Crew Cab)
44
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
47
Children
49
Infants and Young Children
49
Restraint Systems for Children
53
Where to Put the Restraint (Regular Cab Pickup)
56
Where to Put the Restraint (Extended Cab Pickup)
56
Where to Put the Restraint (Crew Cab Pickup)
57
Top Strap
58
Right Front Passenger Position Top Strap Anchor (All Models)
60
Rear Seat Top Strap Anchors (Extended Cab Models)
61
Rear Seat Top Strap Anchors (Crew Cab Models)
62
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System) (If Equipped)
63
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
65
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position (Extended Cab and Crew Cab)
66
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
69
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position (Extended Cab and Crew Cab)
69
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
72
Older Children
77
Safety Belt Extender
80
Checking Your Restraint Systems
80
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
80
Section 2 Features and Controls
82
Windows
83
Manual Windows
83
Power Windows (If Equipped)
84
Swing-Out Windows (Extended Cab)
85
Keys
86
Door Locks
88
Power Door Locks (If Equipped)
89
Programmable Automatic Door Locks (If Equipped)
90
Lockout Prevention
91
Child Security Locks (Crew Cabs) (If Equipped)
92
Keyless Entry System (If Equipped)
93
Operation
94
Remote Panic Alarm
94
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
94
Battery Replacement
95
Resynchronization
96
Rear Doors
96
Tailgate
97
Tailgate Removal
98
Theft
98
Key in the Ignition
99
Parking at Night
99
Parking Lots
99
Content Theft-Deterrent (If Equipped)
100
Testing the Alarm
101
Passlock
101
New Vehicle \Break-In\
102
Ignition Positions
102
Key Release Button (Manual Transmission)
104
Retained Accessory Power (RAP) (If Equipped)
104
Starting Your Engine
105
Automatic Transmission
105
Manual Transmission
105
Starting Your V8 Engine
105
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
106
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
107
Automatic Transmission Operation
108
Tow/Haul Mode Selector Button (Automatic Transmission)
112
Manual Transmission Operation
113
Five-Speed (VORTEC 6000 V8 Engine)
113
Five-Speed (VORTEC 4300 V6 and 4800 V8 Engines)
114
Six-Speed (VORTEC 8100 V8 and DURAMAX_6600 V8 Engines)
115
Shift Speeds
117
Shift Light
118
Parking Brake
118
Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission Only)
119
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running (Automatic Transmission Only)
121
Torque Lock (Automatic Transmission)
121
Shifting Out of PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission Only)
122
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission Models Only)
122
Parking Over Things That Burn
123
Engine Exhaust
123
Running Your Engine While You're Parked (Automatic Transmission)
124
Manual Selectable Ride (If Equipped)
125
Locking Rear Axle (If Equipped)
126
Four-Wheel Drive (If Equipped)
126
Front Axle Locking Feature
126
Manual Transfer Case (If Equipped)
127
Automatic Transfer Case (If Equipped)
129
Shifting into 4HI or AUTO 4WD
131
Shifting into 2HI
131
Shifting into 4LO
131
Shifting Out of 4LO
132
Shifting into NEUTRAL
132
Shifting Out of NEUTRAL
133
Electronic Transfer Case (If Equipped)
133
Shifting from 2HI to 4HI
135
Shifting from 4HI to 2HI
135
Shifting from 2HI or 4HI to 4LO
135
Shifting from 4LO to 4HI or 2HI
135
Shifting into NEUTRAL
136
Shifting Out of NEUTRAL
136
QUADRASTEER_ (4WS) (If Equipped)
137
Car Washes for QUADRASTEER Equipped Vehicles
139
Horn
139
Tilt Wheel
140
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
140
Turn and Lane Change Signals
141
Turn Signal On Chime
142
Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer
142
Flash-To-Pass Feature
142
Windshield Wipers
143
Windshield Washer
143
Cruise Control (If Equipped)
144
Setting Cruise Control
145
Resuming a Set Speed
145
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
146
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
146
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
146
Using Cruise Control on Hills
146
Ending Cruise Control
146
Erasing Speed Memory
146
Exterior Lamps
147
Automatic Headlamp System
148
Lamps On Reminder
148
Daytime Running Lamps
149
Fog Lamps (If Equipped)
150
Auxiliary Roof Mounted Lamp Switch (If Equipped)
151
Cargo Lamp
152
Interior Lamps
152
Instrument Panel Brightness Control
152
Exit Lighting
152
Illuminated Entry
153
Front Reading Lamps (If Equipped)
153
Dome Lamps
153
Battery Run-Down Protection
153
Mirrors
154
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
154
Electrochromic Inside Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display (If Equipped)
154
Temperature Display
155
Electrochromic Mirror Operation
156
Compass Operation
156
Compass Calibration
156
Compass Variance
157
Electrochromic Inside Rearview Mirror with Compass, Temperature Display and OnStar Controls (If Equipped)
158
Temperature and Compass Display
158
Electrochromic Mirror Operation
159
Compass Variance
159
Compass Calibration
160
Cleaning the Mirror
160
Outside Manual Adjust Mirrors
160
Camper-Type Outside Mirrors (If Equipped)
161
West Coast-Type Outside Mirrors (If Equipped)
161
Electric Outside Rearview Mirrors (If Equipped)
162
Convex Outside Mirror
162
Heated Outside Rearview Mirrors (If Equipped)
162
Storage Compartments
163
Glove Box
163
Center Overhead Console (If Equipped)
163
Installing a Garage Door Opener
163
Sunglasses Storage Compartment
165
Armrest Storage Compartment (If Equipped)
165
Center Console Storage Area (If Equipped)
166
Cupholders (If Equipped)
166
Tonneau Cover (If Equipped)
167
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
169
Front Ashtray
169
Sun Visors
169
Accessory Power Outlets
170
OnStar System (If Equipped)
171
OnStar Services
172
OnStar System Limitations
174
The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System
175
Instrument Panel Cluster
177
Speedometer and Odometer
178
Trip Odometer
178
Engine Hour Meter Display
178
Tachometer
178
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
179
Safety Belt Reminder Light
179
Air Bag Readiness Light
180
Air Bag Off Light
181
Voltmeter
182
Shift Light (If Equipped)
183
Brake System Warning Light
184
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
185
Low Traction Light (If Equipped)
185
Traction off Light (If Equipped)
186
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
187
Transmission Temperature Gage (If Equipped)
187
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada)
189
If the Light Is Flashing
191
If the Light Is On Steady
191
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
192
Oil Pressure Gage
193
Cruise Light (If Equipped)
194
4WD Light (If Equipped)
194
Tow/Haul Light (Automatic Transmissions Only)
194
Fuel Gage
195
Message Center
196
Battery
196
Trans Fluid Hot
197
Trans Hot...Idle Engine
198
Low Coolant
199
Check Coolant Temp
199
Engine Overheated
199
Reduced Engine Power (V8 Gasoline Engines Only)
200
Check Eng Oil Pressure
200
Check Eng Oil Level (Gasoline Engine)
200
Change Engine Oil
201
Security
201
Service 4WD (If Equipped)
202
Low Washer Fluid
202
Cargo Lamp On
203
Low Fuel
203
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
204
Comfort Controls
205
Standard Comfort Controls
205
Fan Knob
205
Temperature Knob
205
Mode Knob
205
Heater and Air Conditioning Comfort Controls (If Equipped)
206
Fan Knob
206
Temperature Knob
206
Mode Knob
206
Electronic Climate Control System (If Equipped)
208
Fan Control
208
Temperature Knob
209
Mode Knob -- Manual Operation
209
Mode Knob -- Automatic Operation
211
Air Conditioning
212
Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped)
212
Heating
213
Defogging and Defrosting
213
Rear Window Defogger (If Equipped)
213
Ventilation System
214
Ventilation Tips
215
Audio Systems
216
Setting the Clock for Systems with the Set Button
216
Setting the Clock for Systems with HR and MN Buttons
216
AM-FM Stereo
217
Playing the Radio
217
Finding a Station
217
Setting Preset Stations
217
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
218
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
218
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
219
Playing the Radio
219
Finding a Station
219
Setting Preset Stations
220
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble) )
221
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade
221
Playing a Compact Disc
221
Compact Disc Messages
223
Remote Cassette Tape Player (If Equipped)
223
Primary Radio Controls
224
Remote Cassette Tape Player Controls
225
Theft-Deterrent Feature (If Equipped)
225
Activating the Theft-Deterrent Feature
226
Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss
226
Disabling the Theft-Deterrent Feature
227
Understanding Radio Reception
228
AM
228
FM Stereo
228
Tips About Your Audio System
228
Cleaning Your Remote Cassette Tape Player
228
Care of Your Compact Discs
229
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
229
Fixed Mast Antenna
229
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
230
Defensive Driving
231
Drunken Driving
232
Control of a Vehicle
235
Braking
235
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
236
Using Anti-Lock
238
Braking in Emergencies
238
Traction Assist System (TAS) (Option)
238
Steering
241
Power Steering
241
Steering Tips
241
Driving on Curves
241
Steering in Emergencies
242
Off-Road Recovery
243
Passing
243
Loss of Control
245
Skidding
245
Off-Road Driving with Your Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicle
246
Before You Go Off-Roading
248
Loading Your Vehicle for Off-Road Driving
249
Environmental Concerns
250
Traveling to Remote Areas
250
Getting Familiar with Off-Road Driving
251
Scanning the Terrain
252
Driving on Off-Road Hills
253
Approaching a Hill
253
Driving Uphill
254
Driving Downhill
257
Driving Across an Incline
259
Stalling on an Incline
260
Driving in Mud, Sand, Snow or Ice
261
Driving in Water
261
After Off-Road Driving
262
Driving at Night
263
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
264
Hydroplaning
265
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
266
Driving Through Flowing Water
266
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
266
City Driving
267
Freeway Driving
268
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
269
Highway Hypnosis
270
Hill and Mountain Roads
271
Winter Driving
273
Driving on Snow or Ice
274
If You're Caught in a Blizzard
275
Recreational Vehicle Towing
277
Dinghy Towing
278
Dolly Towing (Two-Wheel Drive Vehicles)
280
Loading Your Vehicle
281
Payload
283
2-Tiered Loading
283
Add-On Equipment
284
Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment
284
Truck-Camper Loading Information
289
Trailer Recommendations
291
Camper Wiring Harness (If Equipped)
291
Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab
291
Towing a Trailer
292
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
293
Tow/Haul Mode (If Equipped)
294
Weight of the Trailer
295
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
313
Total Weight on Your Vehicle's Tires
314
Hitches
314
Safety Chains
314
Trailer Brakes
315
Driving with a Trailer
315
Following Distance
316
Passing
316
Backing Up
316
Making Turns
316
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
316
Driving On Grades
317
Parking on Hills
318
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
319
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
319
Trailer Wiring Harness
320
Basic Trailer Wiring Package
320
Heavy-Duty Trailer Wiring Package (If Equipped)
321
Camper/Fifth-Wheel Trailer Wiring Package (If Equipped)
322
Instrument Panel Jumper Wiring Harness
323
Four Wire Trailer Harness Adapter
323
Auxiliary Battery (If Equipped)
324
Power Winches
325
Power Take-Off (PTO) (If Equipped)
325
Step-Bumper Pad
327
Section 5 Problems on the Road
328
Hazard Warning Flashers
329
Other Warning Devices
329
Jump Starting
330
Towing Your Vehicle
336
Engine Overheating
337
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode (V8 Engines Only)
337
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
338
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
339
Cooling System (Gasoline Engine)
340
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank -- Gasoline Engines
342
Engine Fan Noise
347
If a Tire Goes Flat
347
Changing a Flat Tire
348
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
349
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
353
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
361
If You're Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
363
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
364
Using the Recovery Hooks
365
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
368
Service
369
Doing Your Own Service Work
369
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
370
Fuel (Gasoline Engine)
370
Gasoline Octane
370
Gasoline Specifications
371
California Fuel
371
Additives
372
Fuels in Foreign Countries
372
Filling Your Tank
373
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
375
Checking Things Under the Hood
375
Hood Release
376
Engine Compartment Overview
377
Noise Control System
380
Tampering With Noise Control System Prohibited
380
Engine Oil (Gasoline Engine)
381
Checking Engine Oil
381
When to Add Engine Oil
382
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
383
Engine Oil Additives
385
When to Change Engine Oil (GM Oil Life System_)
385
How to Reset the CHANGE ENGINE OIL Message
385
What to Do with Used Oil
386
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter (Gasoline Engines)
386
Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped)
388
Automatic Transmission Fluid (Except Allison Transmission)
389
When to Check and Change
389
How to Check
390
Checking the Fluid Level
391
How to Add Fluid
392
Automatic Transmission Fluid (Allison Only)
393
When to Check and Change
393
How to Check
393
Manual Transmission Fluid
396
When to Check
396
How to Check
396
How to Add Fluid
397
Hydraulic Clutch
398
When to Check and What to Use
398
How to Check and Add Fluid
398
Rear Axle
399
When to Check Lubricant
399
How to Check Lubricant
399
What to Use
399
Four-Wheel Drive
399
Transfer Case
399
When to Check Lubricant
399
How to Check Lubricant
400
What to Use
400
Front Axle
401
When to Check Lubricant
401
How to Check Lubricant
401
What to Use
401
Engine Coolant
402
What to Use
403
Checking Coolant
404
Adding Coolant
404
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
405
Power Steering Fluid
406
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
407
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
407
What to Use
407
Windshield Washer Fluid
407
What to Use
407
Adding Washer Fluid
407
Brakes
408
Brake Fluid
408
Checking Brake Fluid
409
What to Add
410
Brake Wear
411
Brake Pedal Travel
411
Brake Adjustment
411
Replacing Brake System Parts
412
Battery
412
Vehicle Storage
413
Bulb Replacement
413
Halogen Bulbs
413
Headlamps
414
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Daytime Running Lamps
415
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) and Cargo Lamp
416
Pickup Box Identification Lamps/Fender Marker Lamps
417
Taillamps (Pickup Models)
418
Taillamps (Chassis Cab Models)
419
Roof Marker Lamps
420
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
422
Tires
423
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
424
When to Check
424
How to Check
424
Tire Inspection and Rotation
425
When It's Time for New Tires
427
Dual Tire Operation
427
Buying New Tires
428
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
429
Treadwear
429
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
429
Temperature -- A, B, C
430
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
430
Wheel Replacement
431
Used Replacement Wheels
432
Tire Chains
433
Appearance Care
434
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
434
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
435
Using Cleaner on Fabric
435
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
435
Cleaning Vinyl
436
Cleaning Leather
436
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
436
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
437
Care of Safety Belts
437
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
437
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
438
Weatherstrips
438
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
438
Washing Your Vehicle
438
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
439
Finish Care
439
Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Parts
439
Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels (If Equipped)
440
Cleaning Tires
440
Sheet Metal Damage
440
Finish Damage
441
Underbody Maintenance
441
Chemical Paint Spotting
441
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
442
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
443
Engine Identification
443
Service Parts Identification Label
443
Electrical System
444
Add-On Electrical Equipment
444
Windshield Wipers
444
Power Windows and Other Power Options
444
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
444
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
445
Center Instrument Panel Fuse Block
447
Underhood Fuse Block
448
Replacement Bulbs
452
Capacities and Specifications
453
Wheels and Tires
453
Cooling System Capacity
454
Engine Oil with Filter Capacity
455
Fuel Tank Capacity
456
Air Conditioning Refrigerant Capacity
456
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
457
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
458
Introduction
459
Your Vehicle and the Environment
459
Maintenance Requirements
459
How This Section is Organized
460
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
461
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
461
Scheduled Maintenance
462
Footnotes
462
Engine Oil and Chassis Lubrication Scheduled Maintenance
463
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
475
At the First 100, 1,000 and 6,000 Miles (160, 1 600 and 10 000 km)
475
At Each Fuel Fill
475
Engine Oil Level Check
475
Engine Coolant Level Check
475
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
475
At Least Once a Month
475
Tire Inflation Check
475
Cassette Deck Service
475
At Least Twice a Year
476
Restraint System Check
476
Wiper Blade Check
476
Spare Tire Check
476
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Restriction Indicator Check
476
Weatherstrip Lubrication
477
Manual Transmission Check
477
Automatic Transmission Check
477
Hydraulic Clutch System Check
477
At Least Once a Year
477
Key Lock Cylinders Service
477
Body Lubrication Service
477
Starter Switch Check
478
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check
479
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
479
Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARK (P) Mechanism Check
480
Underbody Flushing Service
480
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
481
Steering and Suspension Inspection
481
Exhaust System Inspection
481
Fuel System Inspection
481
Engine Cooling System Inspection
481
Throttle System Inspection
482
Transfer Case and Front Axle (Four-Wheel Drive) Inspection
482
Brake System Inspection
482
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
483
Part E: Maintenance Record
486
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
488
Traction Off Light (If Equipped)
186
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
489
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
491
Customer Assistance Offices
491
United States
491
Canada
492
All Overseas Locations
492
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
492
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
492
Roadside Assistance
493
Canadian Roadside Assistance
494
Courtesy Transportation
495
Plan Ahead When Possible
495
Transportation Options
495
Shuttle Service
495
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
496
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
496
Additional Program Information
496
Warranty Information
497
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
497
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
498
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
498
SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION
499
Service Manuals
499
Transmission, Transaxle, Transfer Case Unit Repair Manual
499
Service Bulletins
499
Owner's Information
499
Current and Past Model Order Forms
499

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