2004 Chevrolet Astro Owner's Manual

2004 Chevrolet Astro owners manual
Year:
2004
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Astro
Rating:
(7)

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Size:
2.73 MB

Table of Contents

2004 Chevrolet Astro
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Power Seat
9
Manual Lumbar
9
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
11
Seatback Latches
12
Rear Seats
13
Rear Seat Operation
13
Bench Seat
17
Bucket Seats
18
Safety Belts
19
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
19
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
23
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
24
Driver Position
24
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
32
Right Front Passenger Position
33
Center Passenger Position
33
Rear Seat Passengers
35
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
38
Safety Belt Extender
40
Child Restraints
41
Older Children
41
Infants and Young Children
44
Child Restraint Systems
50
Where to Put the Restraint
53
Top Strap
54
Top Strap Anchor Location
56
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
58
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
61
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
61
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Seat Position
64
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
66
Air Bag System
69
Where Are the Air Bags?
71
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
73
What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?
73
How Does an Air Bag Restrain?
73
What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
74
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
75
Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
76
Restraint System Check
76
Checking Your Restraint Systems
76
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
77
Features and Controls
79
Keys
80
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
82
Doors and Locks
84
Door Locks
84
Power Door Locks
85
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
85
Leaving Your Vehicle
86
Sliding Side Door
87
Rear Doors
89
Windows
92
Manual Windows
92
Power Windows
93
Sun Visors
93
Theft-Deterrent Systems
94
Passlock®
94
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
95
New Vehicle Break-In
95
Ignition Positions
95
Starting Your Engine
97
Engine Coolant Heater
98
Automatic Transmission Operation
99
All-Wheel Drive
102
Parking Brake
102
Shifting Into Park (P)
103
Shifting Out of Park (P)
105
Parking Over Things That Burn
106
Engine Exhaust
106
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
107
Mirrors
108
Manual Rearview Mirror
108
Outside Manual Mirror
108
Outside Power Mirrors
108
Outside Convex Mirror
109
HomeLink® Transmitter
109
Programming the HomeLink® Transmitter
109
Storage Areas
112
Overhead Console
114
Luggage Carrier
119
Convenience Net
119
Instrument Panel
121
Instrument Panel Overview
122
Hazard Warning Flashers
124
Other Warning Devices
125
Horn
125
Tilt Wheel
125
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
126
Exterior Lamps
132
Interior Lamps
135
Accessory Power Outlets
136
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
137
Climate Controls
138
Climate Control System
138
Outlet Adjustment
140
Rear Heating System
141
Rear Air Conditioning System
141
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
143
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
143
Instrument Panel Cluster
144
Speedometer and Odometer
145
Safety Belt Reminder Light
146
Air Bag Readiness Light
146
Charging System Light
147
Voltmeter Gage
148
Brake System Warning Light
148
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
149
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
150
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
150
Oil Pressure Gage
154
Security Light
155
Service All-Wheel Drive Light
155
Tow/Haul Mode Light
156
Check Gages Warning Light
156
Fuel Gage
156
Low Fuel Warning Light
157
Audio System(s)
158
Setting the Time for Radios with the Set Button
158
Setting the Time for Radios with HR and MN Buttons
158
AM-FM Radio
159
Radio with CD
161
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
166
Theft-Deterrent Feature
167
Radio Reception
170
Care of Your CDs
170
Care of Your CD Player
170
Fixed Mast Antenna
170
Driving Your Vehicle
171
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
172
Defensive Driving
172
Drunken Driving
173
Control of a Vehicle
176
Braking
176
Locking Rear Axle
179
Steering
179
Off-Road Recovery
181
Passing
182
Loss of Control
183
Driving at Night
184
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
186
City Driving
189
Freeway Driving
190
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
191
Highway Hypnosis
192
Hill and Mountain Roads
192
Winter Driving
194
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
198
Towing
199
Towing Your Vehicle
199
Recreational Vehicle Towing
199
Loading Your Vehicle
200
Towing a Trailer
205
Service and Appearance Care
215
Service
217
Doing Your Own Service Work
217
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
218
Fuel
218
Gasoline Octane
218
Gasoline Specifications
219
California Fuel
219
Additives
220
Fuels in Foreign Countries
220
Filling Your Tank
221
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
223
Checking Things Under the Hood
223
Hood Release
224
Engine Compartment Overview
226
Engine Oil
227
Engine Cover
231
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
235
Automatic Transmission Fluid
236
Engine Coolant
239
Radiator Pressure Cap
241
Engine Overheating
242
Cooling System
244
Engine Fan Noise
250
Power Steering Fluid
251
Windshield Washer Fluid
252
Brakes
253
Battery
256
Jump Starting
257
All-Wheel Drive
261
Rear Axle
262
Front Axle
262
Bulb Replacement
263
Halogen Bulbs
263
Headlamps
264
Front Turn Signal Lamps
267
Taillamps
268
Replacement Bulbs
269
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
270
Tires
270
Inflation - Tire Pressure
280
Tire Inspection and Rotation
282
When It Is Time for New Tires
283
Buying New Tires
284
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
285
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
286
Wheel Replacement
286
Tire Chains
288
If a Tire Goes Flat
288
Changing a Flat Tire
289
Compact Spare Tire
300
Appearance Care
300
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
301
Care of Safety Belts
303
Weatherstrips
303
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
304
Sheet Metal Damage
306
Finish Damage
307
Underbody Maintenance
307
Chemical Paint Spotting
307
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
308
Vehicle Identification
309
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
309
Service Parts Identification Label
309
Electrical System
309
Add-On Electrical Equipment
309
Headlamp Wiring
310
Windshield Wiper Fuses
310
Power Windows and Other Power Options
310
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
310
Capacities and Specifications
316
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
318
Engine Drive Belt Routing
319
Maintenance Schedule
321
Maintenance Schedule
322
Introduction
322
Maintenance Requirements
322
Your Vehicle and the Environment
322
How This Section is Organized
323
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
324
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
324
Selecting the Right Schedule
325
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
326
Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
336
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
344
At Each Fuel Fill
344
At Least Once a Month
344
At Least Twice a Year
344
At Least Once a Year
345
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
348
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
348
Exhaust System Inspection
348
Fuel System Inspection
348
Engine Cooling System Inspection
348
Throttle System Inspection
349
Transfer Case and Front Axle (All-Wheel Drive) Inspection
349
Brake System Inspection
349
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
350
Part E: Maintenance Record
352
Customer Assistance and Information
355
Customer Assistance and Information
356
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
356
Online Owner Center
357
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
358
Customer Assistance Offices
358
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
359
Roadside Assistance Program
360
Courtesy Transportation
361
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Records
363
Reporting Safety Defects
364
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
364
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
365
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
365
Service Publications Ordering Information
365
Index
367

FAQ about the 2004 Chevrolet Astro Manual

What contains the 2004 Astro manual?

The Chevrolet Astro owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Chevrolet to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Chevrolet Astro. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Chevrolet Astro 2004 owner's manual:

  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Astro, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Astro
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

Where to download the 2004 Chevrolet Astro Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Astro year 2004 free?

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The Chevrolet Astro (2004) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2004 is available in English.

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