2000 Chevrolet Malibu Owner's Manual

2000 Chevrolet Malibu Manual

2000 Chevrolet Malibu manual table of contents:

  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 1
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    Bumper-to-Bumper 3-years/36,000 miles (60 000 km) Limited Warranty Every 2000 Malibu under warranty is backed with the following services: ( For vehicles purchased in Canada, call 1-800-268-6800) that provides in an emergency: 1-800-CHEV-USA Courtesy ...
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    2000 Chevrolet Malibu Owner's Manual Litho in U.S.A. Part Number 22619478 A First Edition © Copyright General Motors Corporation 1999 All Rights Reserved i
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ...and Door Locks Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Trunk Release Automatic Transmission Parking Brake Windows Tilt Wheel Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever Windshield Wipers ...Compartments Convenience Net (If Equipped) Sunroof (If Equipped) Instrument Panel, Warning Lights and Gages ii
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... Player/CD Player Radio Theft-Deterrent Feature Your Driving and the Road Section 4 Braking/Anti-lock Brakes Traction Control System Steering Driving Tips for... Vehicle Towing Loading Your Vehicle Towing a Trailer Problems on the Road Section 5 Hazard Warning Flashers Jump Starting...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    Table of Contents (cont'd) Service and Appearance Care Section 6 Fuel Checking Fluids and Lubricants Bulb Replacement Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Tires and Wheels Appearance Care Electrical System/Fuses and Circuit Breakers Capacities and Specifications Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... Assistance and Courtesy Transportation Warranty Information (See Warranty Manual) Reporting Safety Defects on page 8-10 Service Publications Index Section 9 In the Index ... it to quickly find something you want to read. Please refer to the last page of this manual for your Service Station Guide v
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    We support voluntary technician certification. GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem and the name MALIBU are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the time it was printed. We ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... Manual Many people read their owner's manual from beginning to end when they first receive their... learn about the features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you'll find that pictures and words...Safety Warnings and Symbols You will find a number of safety cautions in this book. We use ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    .... But the notice will tell you what to do to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or in different words. You'll also see warning labels on your vehicle. They use the same ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ...used on warning and indicator lights: Here are some other symbols you may see: ENGINE COOLANT TEMP WINDSHIELD WASHER BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM FUSE DOOR LOCK UNLOCK TURN... RUNNING LAMPS REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER COOLANT SPEAKER ENGINE OIL PRESSURE VENTILATING FAN FUEL AIR BAG FOG ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    Service Station Guide Cooling System For a More Detailed Look at What's Under the Hood See Section 6 See Section 5 Tire Pressure See Section 6 Spare Tire Pressure See Section 5 Hood Release See Section 6 Battery See Section 6 Engine Oil Dipstick Windshield Washer Fluid See Section 6 See ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ...Position Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Right Front Passenger Position Supplemental Restraint System (SRS... 1-51 1-51 1-51 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults Center ... Restraints Larger Children Safety Belt Extender Checking Your Restraint Systems Replacing Restraint System ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... and also about reclining seatbacks and head restraints. Manual Seats CAUTION: You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is moving. ... only when the vehicle is not moving. Lift the lever located under the front seat to unlock it. Slide the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... and holding the bottom rear of the button. Lower the rear of the seat by pushing and holding the top rear of the button. The power seat button is located on the lower left side of the driver's seat. This button allows you to move the seat up, down, forward and backward. It will also move the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    Reclining Front Seatbacks To adjust the seatback, lift the lever located on the outer side of the seat and move the seatback to where you want it. Release the lever and ensure the handle returns to the original position and the seatback is securely locked. Pull up on the lever and the seat will go ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ...go into it, receiving neck or other injuries. The lap belt can't do its job either. In a crash the ...well back in the seat and wear your safety belt properly. Folding Rear Seat Head Restraints ...the trunk and pull one or both of the tethers located on the left side of the trunk. The left tether will...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ... are buckled up. Always fasten your safety belt, and check that your passengers' belts are fastened properly too. Your vehicle has a light that comes on as a reminder to buckle up. (See "Safety Belt Reminder Light" in the Index.) 1-6
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... and Canadian provinces, the law says to wear safety belts. Here's why: They work. You never know ... killed. After more than 30 years of safety belts in vehicles, the facts are clear. In most crashes buckling up does matter ...a lot! Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as ...
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    Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. 1-8
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    The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... or the instrument panel ... 1-9
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ..., so you can unbuckle and get out, is much greater if you are belted. If my vehicle has air ...in the future. But they are supplemental systems only; so they work with safety belts -- not instead of them. Every air bag system ever offered for sale has required the use of safety belts. Even if you're ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ... miles (40 km) of home. And the greatest number of serious injuries and deaths occur at ... child will be riding in your vehicle, see the part of this manual called "Children." Follow those rules ... Position This part describes the driver's restraint system. Lap-Shoulder Belt The driver has a lap-...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ... belt go back slightly to unlock it. Then pull the belt across you more slowly. 4. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. If the belt stops before it reaches the buckle, tilt the ... the belt isn't long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" at the end of this section. Make sure the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ...make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder belt. The... could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the... a sudden stop or crash, or if you pull the belt very quickly out of the retractor. 1-13
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... Before you begin to drive, move the shoulder belt adjuster to the height that is right for you. To move ...adjuster up just by by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. After you move the adjuster ... into position. Adjust the height so that the shoulder portion of the belt is centered on your shoulder....
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ...? CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won't give nearly as much protection this way. 1-15
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ...CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. ... could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle nearest you. A: ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ...can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would ... the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the... internal organs like your liver or spleen. A: The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. It should be worn over the...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you wouldn't have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it....
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... seriously injured if they don't wear safety belts. To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. The belt ...of the way. Before you close the door, be sure the belt is out of the way. If you slam the door on it, you can damage both the belt and your vehicle. A pregnant woman should wear ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ...the same way as the driver's safety belt. See "Driver Position" earlier in this section. Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) This part explains the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) or air bag system. Your vehicle has air bags -- one air bag for the driver and ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ...for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its air bag system ...children and infants need the protection that a child restraint system can provide. Always secure children properly in your vehicle. To read how, see the part of this manual called "Children." 1-21
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... the Air Bag System Works The system checks the air bag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See "Air Bag Readiness Light" in the Index for more information. Where are the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    CAUTION: If something is between an occupant and an air bag, the bag might not inflate properly or it might force the object into that person. The path of an inflating air bag must be kept clear. Don't put anything between an occupant and an air bag, and don't attach or put anything on the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ...If your vehicle strikes something that will move or deform, such as a parked car, the threshold level will be higher. The air bag is not designed ...an air bag inflate? In an impact of sufficient severity, the air bag sensing system detects that the vehicle is in a crash. The sensing system triggers a ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ...air. This dust could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone in the vehicle should get out as soon as it is safe to do so. If you have breathing problems but can't get out of the vehicle after an air bag inflates, then...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ...to inflate while someone is working on your vehicle. Your dealer and the service manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the air bag system. To purchase a service manual, see "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index. CAUTION: For ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... those who are wearing safety belts. Rear passengers who aren't safety belted can be thrown out of the vehicle in a crash. And they can strike others in the vehicle who are wearing safety belts. Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions 1. Pick up the latch ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt is not long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender"...is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. ... lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part. 1-28
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. The ... could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the ... a sudden stop or a crash, or if you pull the belt very quickly out of the retractor. To unlatch the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ... be installed on the shoulder belts. Here's how to install a comfort guide and use the safety belt: 1. Pull the elastic cord out from between the edge of the seatback and the interior body to remove the guide from its storage clip. 1-30
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ...the belt. The elastic cord must be under the belt. Then, place the guide over the belt, and insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide. 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on top. 1-31
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can take them out from the guides. Pull the guide upward to expose its storage clip, and then slide the guide onto the clip. Rotate the guide and clip inward and in between the seatback...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... shorter, pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug. When you sit in the center seating position,..., tilt the latch plate and pull it along the belt. Buckle, position and release it the same way ... belt isn't long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" at the end of this section. Make sure the...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... traveled nor the age and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In... young children and infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its air bag system... and infants need the protection that a child restraint system can provide. Always secure children ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... and babies should always be restrained in a child or infant restraint. The instructions for the restraint will say whether it is the right type and size for ... a child or infant restraint. Infants need complete support, including support for the head and neck. This is necessary because an infant's...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    CAUTION: (Continued) at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12-lb. (5.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a 240-lb. (110 kg) force on your arms. The baby would be almost impossible to hold. Secure the baby in an infant restraint. CAUTION: Never hold a baby in your arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby doesn't...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ...take into consideration not only the child's weight and size, but also whether ...compatible with the motor vehicle in which it will be used. An infant car bed (A) is a special bed made for use... restraint system designed to restrain or position a child on a continuous flat surface. With an infant car...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... type of restraint faces the rear so that the infant's head, neck and body can have the support they need in a frontal crash. Some infant seats come in two parts -- the base stays secured in the vehicle and the seat part is removable. 1-38
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... are designed to help protect children who are from 20 to 40 lbs. (9 to 18 kg) and about 26 to 40 inches (66 to 102 cm) in height, or up to around four years of age. One type, a convertible restraint, is designed to be used either as a rear-facing infant seat or a forward-facing child seat. 1-39
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... personal injury. The instructions that come with the infant or child restraint will show you how to do that. Both the owner's manual and the child restraint instructions are important, so if either ...use lap-shoulder belts. Booster seats can also help a child to see out the window. Accident...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    Top Strap CAUTION: A child in a rear-facing child restraint can be seriously injured or killed if the right front passenger's air bag inflates. This is because the back of the rear-facing child restraint would be very close to the inflating air bag. Always secure a rear-facing child restraint in...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ...top strap if the child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint... lap and shoulder portions of the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 1-42
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    Tilt the latch plate to adjust the belt if needed. If the shoulder belt goes in front of the child's face or neck, put it behind the child restraint. 3. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 1-43
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let it go back all .... You'll be using the lap belt. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. See the earlier part about the top ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ...tilting the latch plate and pulling it along the belt. 2. Put the restraint on the seat. 3. Run the vehicle's...around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release ...so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... latch plate, and run the lap and shoulder portions of the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. CAUTION: A child in a rear-facing child restraint can be seriously injured or ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    Tilt the latch plate to adjust the belt if needed. If the shoulder belt goes in front of the child's face or neck, put it behind the child restraint. 4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 1-47
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ...to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 6. Push and pull the child restraint in ...outgrown child restraints should wear the vehicle's safety belts. If you have the choice, a child should ... so the child can wear a lap-shoulder belt and get the additional restraint a shoulder belt ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... who aren’t buckled up can be thrown out in a crash. D Children who aren’t buckled up... the center of the vehicle, but be sure that the shoulder belt still is on the child’s shoulder, so that in a crash...€™s upper body would have the restraint that belts provide. If the child is sitting in a rear...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ...child is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child....way, in a crash the child might slide under the belt. The belt's force would then be applied ...hips, just touching the child's thighs. This applies belt force to the child's pelvic bones in a crash...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    .... Checking Your Restraint Systems Now and then, make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, ... properly. Look for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts. If you see anything that might keep a safety belt system from doing its job, have it repaired. Torn or ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ...everything is working properly -- and what to do if you have a problem. 2-2 2-4 2-7 2-10 2-12 2-13 2-13 2-14 2-15 2-16 ... PasslockR New Vehicle "Break-In" Ignition Positions Starting Your Engine Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped) Automatic Transaxle Operation Parking Brake Shifting Into PARK (P) ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    Keys CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don't leave the keys in a vehicle with children. 2-2
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ..., go to your dealer for the correct key code. In an emergency, call the Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Center at 1-800-CHEV-USAR (1-800-243-...-6800.) NOTICE: Your vehicle has a number of new features that can help prevent theft, therefore you can have a lot of trouble getting into your vehicle if you ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ...-- especially children -- can easily open the doors and fall out. When a door is locked, the inside handle won't open it. Outsiders ...This may not be so obvious: You increase the chance of being thrown out of the vehicle in a crash if the doors aren't locked. Wear safety belts properly, lock your ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... of your vehicle is not closed properly, the ignition is on and you shift from PARK (P) or NEUTRAL ...you will hear a chime. Also, the Door Ajar light on the instrument panel will come on and stay... the doors are closed and completely latched. The switch is located on the inside of the rear door. To use...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... is open, hold the power door lock switch down for three seconds. This feature cannot guarantee that you will never be locked out of your vehicle. If you don't leave the keys in the ignition, or if you use the manual door lock, or if you use the remote keyless ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... the system illuminates the interior lights for a set period of time. The keyless entry system consists of a receiver, which is located in the vehicle, and ... is necessary. See the instructions that follow. qualified technician for service. D If you're still having trouble, see your dealer or a 2-7
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ...NEUTRAL (N). The interior lamps will come on for 10 seconds or until the ignition is turned to ON. : The horn will sound and the headlamps and the parking ...pressed. The interior lamps will come on for 10 seconds or until the ignition is turned to ON. This can be turned off by pressing the horn symbol...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ...can tell the battery is weak if the transmitter won't work at the normal range in any location....works, it's probably time to change the battery. NOTICE: When replacing the battery, use care not ... may damage the transmitter. To replace the battery in the keyless entry system: 1. Use a small coin ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... the seal between the body and the trunk lid: D Make sure all other windows are shut. D Turn the fan on your heating or cooling system to its highest speed with the setting on VENT. That will force outside air into your vehicle. See "Comfort Controls" in ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... all the way to the right. When the lockout is on, the remote trunk release switch on the instrument panel will not release the trunk lid. However, the... prevent unauthorized entry into the trunk when leaving the vehicle unattended. The switch is located on the inside of the trunk lid, mounted to the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... business, especially in some cities. Although your vehicle has a number of theft-deterrent features, we know that nothing we put ...your vehicle has a remote keyless entry system, take the transmitter with you. Parking at Night Park in a lighted spot, close all windows and lock your vehicle. Remember...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... tampered with. During normal operation, the THEFT SYSTEM light will go off approximately five ... to the ON and the engine started. If the THEFT SYSTEM light flashes with the key to ON, wait 10... attempting to start the engine. In an emergency, call the Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Center at 1-800-CHEV...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ...some instrument panel warning lights. START (D): This position starts the engine. When the engine starts, release the key. The ignition switch will return to ... your hand. Using a tool to force it could break the key or the ignition switch. If none of this works, then your vehicle needs service. 2-14
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ...longer than 15 seconds at a time will cause your battery to be drained much sooner. And the excessive heat ... each try to help avoid draining your battery or damaging your starter. 2. If your engine ... Without pushing the accelerator pedal, turn your ignition key to START. When the engine starts, let go...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    .... See "Towing Your Vehicle" in the Index. Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped) In very cold weather, 0_F (-18_C) or colder, the engine coolant heater can help. You'll get ... fuel economy during engine warm-up. Usually, the coolant heater should be plugged in a minimum of four hours ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    To Use the Engine Coolant Heater 1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open the hood and unwrap the electrical cord. The engine coolant heater cord is located near the air cleaner/filter.... could be damaged. How long should you keep the coolant heater plugged in? The answer depends on the outside temperature...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ...: It is dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. Don’t leave ...€™re on fairly level ground, always set your parking brake and move the shift lever to PARK (P). See “Shifting ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ...You have to apply your regular brake before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition key is to ON. If you cannot shift out of PARK (P), ease pressure on the ... at high speed) is dangerous. Unless your foot is firmly on the brake pedal, your vehicle could move very rapidly. You...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... but then you would also want to use your brakes off and on. NOTICE: If your vehicle seems to... as you go faster, something may be wrong with a transaxle system sensor. If you drive very far that way...be damaged. So, if this happens, have your vehicle serviced right away. Until then, you can use SECOND...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... were up against a solid object. You can damage your transaxle. Also, if you stop when going uphill, don't hold your vehicle there with only the accelerator pedal. This could overheat and damage the transaxle. Use your brakes or shift into PARK (P) to hold your vehicle in position on a hill. 2-21
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... pedal down with your right foot. Push down the parking brake pedal with your left foot. If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will come on. NOTICE: Driving with the parking brake on can cause your rear brakes to overheat. You may have to...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... be dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. If you ...€™re pulling a trailer, see “Towing a Trailer” in the Index. 1. Hold the brake pedal down with your right foot and set the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... shift lever out of PARK (P). This is called "torque lock." To prevent torque lock, set the parking brake and ..., move the shift lever out of PARK (P) before you release the parking brake. If torque lock ...the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. And, if you leave ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... have to apply your regular brake before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition is in ON. See "Automatic Transaxle" in ...lever.) If you ever hold the brake pedal down but still can't shift out of PARK (P), try this: 1. Turn the key to ACC. 2. Apply and hold the regular brake until the end...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... weren't done correctly. D Your vehicle or exhaust system had been modified improperly. If you ... Drive it only with all the windows down to blow out any CO; and D Have your vehicle... can let deadly carbon monoxide (CO) into your vehicle even if the fan switch is at the highest setting. One place this...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ...can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. Don’t leave ...€™re on fairly level ground, always set your parking brake and move the shift lever to PARK (P). Follow the proper ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... the window, push and hold the switch forward. Lock Out Switch The driver's power window controls also include a lock out switch. Press LOCK OUT to stop front and rear passengers...their window switches. The driver can still control all the windows with the lock on. Press the LOCK OUT button ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... panel cluster will flash in the direction of the turn or lane change. The lever on the left side of the steering column ... Lamps and Headlamps Control To signal a lane change, just raise or lower the lever until ... until you complete your lane change. The lever will return by itself when you release ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... turn or a lane change, if the arrows flash rapidly, a signal bulb may be burned out and...your turn signal. If a bulb is burned out, replace it to help avoid an accident. If ...you. When the high beams are on, a light on the instrument panel cluster also will be on if the ignition is to ON. You control ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... for a long or short delay between wipes. This can be very useful in light rain or snow. Move the stalk to INT, then turn the inner band, ...or ice can overload your wiper motor. A circuit breaker will stop the motor until it cools. Clear away snow or ice to prevent an overload. Windshield Washer To ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... on slippery roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause needless ...mph (40 km/h). When you apply your brake, the cruise control shuts off. If you leave your cruise control switch on when you're not using cruise... lose control. Keep the cruise control switch off until you want to use...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ...your cruise control at a desired speed and then you apply the brake. This, of course, shuts off the cruise control. But you don't need ..., the vehicle will keep going faster until you release the switch or apply the brake. So unless you want to go faster, don't hold down the ACCEL RESUME button. ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... gear to keep your speed down. Of course, applying the brake takes you out of cruise control. Many drivers find this to be too much trouble and don't use ... lever end cap up one position to turn on: D Step lightly on the brake pedal; D Press the cruise control OFF/ON button....
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    ... License Plate Lamps Instrument Panel Lights Turn the switch to OFF to turn all of the lamps off. D the ignition is on, D the headlamp switch is to .... D the light sensor detects daytime light, D the parking brake is released and D the shift lever is not in PARK (P). When the DRL system is on, the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... change in lighting lasting longer than this delay. To idle your vehicle with the ALC system off, set the park brake while the ignition is off. Then start the vehicle. The ALC system will stay off until you release the park brake. As with any ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... or dim the instrument panel cluster lights by turning the switch, located on the instrument panel, to the left ... inside your vehicle will go on. These lamps will fade out after about 10 seconds... or glove box) is left on when the ignition is turned off, the battery saver system will automatically shut...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... lever on the driver's door. D the ignition must be turned on, D the activated lamp switch must be turned ... of your vehicle is left open and the ignition is to OFF. Mirrors Inside Day/Night ... that connects the mirror to the windshield. To reduce glare from lights behind you, move the lever toward ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... right. Check your inside mirror or glance over your shoulder before changing lanes. This selector switch is located on the armrest of the driver's door. Move this switch to the left or right depending on which mirror you need to adjust (...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ...center console to use the rear seat cupholder. The instrument panel cupholder is located to the left of the steering wheel. To use it, pull it out until the rubber insert is revealed. The insert is removable for easy cleaning. 2-40
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... set them on fire, causing damage. The lighter is located above the ashtray. To use it, just push it...back by itself. Ashtray and Lighter The ashtray is located at the lower part of the center of the instrument panel....up on the metal tab and pull the bin out. NOTICE: Don't hold a cigarette lighter ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    Sun Visors To block out glare, you can swing down the visors. You can also swing them to...Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror (If Equipped) This mirror is located on the passenger's side visor. When you lift the cover, the light will turn on. You can use it to plug in additional electrical accessories....
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ... and hold it until the sunroof is closed. The sunroof will stop if the switch is released during operation. Remember to close the sunshade by hand....when using the vent position. To use the vent position of the sunroof, push the switch back and release it. This is the express-vent mode of the sunroof....
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    The Instrument Panel - Your Information System 2-44
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ...If Equipped) E. Instrument Cluster F. Windshield Wiper/Washer Lever G. Ignition Switch H. Hazard Switch I. Fuse Panels J. Climate Control System K. Accessory Power Outlet L. Ashtray M. Lighter N. Audio System O. Horn P. Parking Brake Q. Tilt Wheel Lever R. Hood Release S. ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    Instrument Panel Cluster Your vehicle is equipped with this cluster or one very similar. It includes indicator warning lights and gages that are explained on the following pages. Be sure to read them. 2-46
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... the new odometer was installed. Trip Odometer The trip odometer can tell you how far you have driven since you last reset it. The reset button is located next to the trip odometer. To reset the trip odometer to zero, press and hold the reset button for one to two seconds. Also, by pressing this ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ...save you or others from injury. Warning lights come on when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's functions... there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's functions. Often gages and warning lights work together to let you know when there's a problem with your vehicle...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... on when you are driving, or when one of the gages shows there may be a problem, check the section that tells you what to do about it. Please ... air bag's electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the air bag sensor, the air ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. The charging system indicator light will come on when you turn on the ignition, but the engine is not ... a loose generator drive belt or another electrical problem. Have it checked right away. Driving while this light is on could drain ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... parts working well. If the warning light comes on, there is a brake problem. Have your brake system inspected right away. If the light and chime come on ... you have a brake problem. United States Canada This light should come on briefly when you turn the ignition key to ON. ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... brake system warning light is also on, you don't have anti-lock brakes and there's a problem with your regular brakes. See "Brake System Warning Light" earlier in ... will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. Engine Coolant Temperature Gage This gage shows the engine ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... the vehicle, helping to produce a cleaner environment. The CHECK ENGINE light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will be indicated by the system before any problem is apparent. This may prevent ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... be covered by your warranty. This light should come on, as a check to show you it is working, when the ignition is on and the engine is not running. If the light doesn't come on, ... qualified service center diagnosis and service may be required. system malfunction has been detected on your...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... service center for service. If the Light Is On Steady You may be able to correct the emission system ... be corrected when the electrical system dries out. A few driving trips should turn the light off. ... and diagnostic tools to fix any mechanical or electrical problems that may have developed. 2-55
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... you have a low engine oil pressure problem, this light will stay on after you start ...other oil problem. Have it fixed immediately. When the ignition is on but the engine is not running, the light ...go out when the engine is running. If it doesn't come on with the ignition on, you may have a problem ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    NOTICE: Damage to your engine from neglected oil problems can be costly and is not covered by your warranty. ...Passlock" in the Index. If the light comes on continuously while driving and stays on, there may be a problem with the Passlock system. Your vehicle will not be protected by Passlock, and ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... on whenever you set your cruise control. Service Vehicle Soon Light This light will come on briefly when you turn on the ... will come on briefly when you turn on the ignition. It will stay on or come on and chime if it detects a problem on the vehicle, such as a DRL or an ALC malfunction. If this ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... Here are four things that some owners ask about. None of these show a problem with your fuel gage: D At the service station, the gas pump shuts off before...how much fuel you have left, when the ignition is on. When the indicator nears empty, the light will come on and you will hear ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems In this section, you'll find out how to operate the comfort control and audio ... supplied with your vehicle. 3-2 3-2 3-4 3-4 3-5 3-6 3-6 3-7 3-7 3-7 Comfort Controls Climate Control System with Air Conditioning Air Conditioning Heating Defogging and ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ...vehicle also has the flow-through ventilation system described later in this section. Fan Knob The left knob selects the ... decrease fan speed. To turn the fan off (which will also turn the climate control system off), turn the knob all the way counterclockwise. In any other setting, the fan will run...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ...in the vehicle. Air Conditioning Compressor Button Press A/C to operate the air conditioner compressor. The indicator light will glow when the button is pressed to indicate that the air conditioning system has been requested. Recirculation Button Press this ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... the rear seat passengers. If your vehicle has an engine coolant heater, you can use it to help your system provide warm air faster when it's cold outside (...). An engine coolant heater warms the coolant your engine and heating system uses to provide heat. See "Engine ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ...the red area. Use DEFROST and adjust the fan to the highest speed. To warm passengers while keeping ...the red area. Use FLOOR and adjust the fan to the highest speed. To control fogging of the windows, turn...the red area. Use DEFOG and adjust the fan to the highest speed. To defog the side windows while...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... it is moving. Outside air will also enter the vehicle when the air conditioning fan is running. Press the defogger switch. The indicator light will glow. The rear window defogger will turn itself off after about 10 minutes after the first ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... out of it if you acquaint yourself with it first. Find out what your audio system can do and how to operate all its controls, to be sure you're getting the most out of the advanced engineering that went into it. Setting the Clock for Systems without Automatic Tone Control Ventilation ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... radio on, turn the knob clockwise. Turn it counterclockwise to decrease volume and turn the radio off. RECALL: Display the time with the ignition off by pressing the RECALL knob. When the radio is playing, press this button to recall the station frequency. 3-8
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    5. Press one of the four numbered buttons, within five seconds. Whenever you press that numbered button, the station you set will return. 6. Repeat the steps for each pushbutton. In addition to the four stations already set, up to three more stations may be preset on each band by pressing two ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    .... RECALL: Press this button to recall the station being played. If you press the button when the ignition is off, the clock will show for a few seconds. AM-FM: Press this button to switch between ... shows your selection. TUNE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to choose radio ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... When you use this control, the radio's AUTO TONE setting will switch to manual and the AUTO TONE display will go blank. TREB: Press this knob lightly so it ... When you use this control, the radio's AUTO TONE setting will switch to manual and the AUTO TONE display will go blank...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ...presets. Adjusting the Speakers BAL: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn the knob clockwise ... between the speakers. FADE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn the knob clockwise... well in this player. If a tape is inserted when the ignition is on but the radio is off, the tape will begin...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    The player automatically senses the cassette for metal or CrO2 and sets the pre-emphasis. Anytime a tape is inserted, the top side is selected to play first. PREV (1): Press this button or the left SEEK arrow to go to the previous selection on the tape if the current selection has been playing for ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... remove the tape. The radio will play. EJECT may be activated with either the ignition or radio off. Cassettes may be loaded with the radio off if ...player. To activate the bypass feature, use the following steps: 1. Turn the ignition to ON or ACC. 2. Turn the radio off. 3. Press and hold the TAPE AUX...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    .... RECALL: Press this button to recall the station being played. If you press the button when the ignition is off, the clock will show for a few seconds. AM-FM: Press this button to switch between ... shows your selection. TUNE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to choose radio ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... When you use this control, the radio's AUTO TONE setting will switch to manual and the AUTO TONE display will go blank. TREB: Press this knob lightly so it ... When you use this control, the radio's AUTO TONE setting will switch to manual and the AUTO TONE display will go blank...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... presets. Adjusting the Speakers BAL: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn the knob clockwise for ... sound between the speakers. FADE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn the knob clockwise to ... want to insert a compact disc with the ignition off, first press RECALL or EJECT. If you're...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... playing. You can use the counter reading on the display to locate a passage easily. RECALL: Press this button to see which track is ... radio with a disc in the player, it will stay in the player. When you turn on the ignition or system, the disc will start playing where it was stopped. If you press ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... for VOL, BAL, FADE, BASS and TREB just as you do for the radio. A lighted cassette symbol shows when a cassette tape is in the player. A lighted arrow will also appear and show the direction of play when a tape is active. REV (4): Press this button to ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ...to remove the tape. EJECT can be used with either the ignition or radio off. Also, you must press ... you clean the player, press and hold RECALL on the radio and the EJECT button on the remote cassette ... radio may be used or ignored. If ignored, the system plays normally and the radio is not protected ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    Activating the Theft-Deterrent Feature The instructions which follow explain how to enter your secret code to activate the THEFTLOCK system. It is ... or four-digit number from 000 to 1999 and keep it in a safe place separate from the vehicle. 2. Turn the ignition to ACC or ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... than 15 seconds between steps: 1. Turn the ignition on. LOC will appear on the display. 2. Press MN ... appear on the display. You will have to wait an hour with the ignition on before you can try again. ...than 15 seconds between steps: 1. Turn the ignition to ACC or ON. 2. Turn the radio off. 3. Press ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... engine, Delphi Delco Electronics radio or other systems, and even damage them. Your vehicle's systems may interfere with the operation of sound equipment that has been added improperly. ... and telephone units. Tips About Your Audio System Hearing damage from loud noise is almost undetectable...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... from being ejected, use the following steps. If your vehicle is equipped with the AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player: 1. Turn the ignition to ON or ACC. 2. Turn the radio on. 3. Insert the scrubbing action cleaning cassette. 4. Within five seconds, press and hold the REV and FWD buttons at the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    1. Turn the ignition to ON or ACC. 2. Turn the radio off. 3. Press and hold the TAPE AUX button for ... Antenna The fixed mast antenna can withstand most car washes without being damaged. If the mast should ever become slightly bent, you can straighten it out by hand. If the mast is badly bent, as it ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ...We've also included many other useful tips on driving. 4-2 4-3 4-6 4-6 4-9 4-11 4-12 4-13 4-14 4-16 Defensive Driving Drunken Driving Control of a Vehicle Braking Steering Off-Road Recovery Passing Loss of Control Driving at Night Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads 4-19 4-20 4-21 4-22 4-22 4-24 4-27...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... distance. It's the best defensive driving maneuver, in both city and rural driving. You never know when the vehicle in front of you is going to brake or turn suddenly. Defensive driving requires that a driver concentrate on the driving task. Anything that distracts from the driving task -- such ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... and driving is a national tragedy. It's the number one contributor to the highway death toll, ... way to solve the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and ...and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... generally will reach a higher BAC level than a man of her same body weight when each has the same number of drinks. The law in many U.S. states sets the legal limit at a BAC of 0.10 percent. In a growing number of U.S. states, and throughout Canada, the limit is 0.08 percent. ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... to rid itself of the alcohol in one drink. No amount of coffee or number of cold showers will speed that up. "I'll be careful" isn't the... that many people don't know. Medical research shows that alcohol in a person's system can make crash injuries worse, especially injuries to the brain,...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... of a Vehicle You have three systems that make your vehicle go where you want it to go. They are the brakes, the steering and the accelerator. All three systems have to do their work at the places where the tires meet the road. Braking Braking action involves perception ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... (ABS). ABS is an advanced electronic braking system that will help prevent a braking skid. If there's a problem with the anti-lock brake system, this warning light will stay on. See "Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light" in the Index. 4-7
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    The anti-lock system can change the brake pressure faster than any driver could. The computer is programmed to make ... is wet. You're driving safely. Suddenly an animal jumps out in front of you. You slam on the brakes. Here's what happens with ABS. A computer senses that wheels are slowing down. ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... Anti-lock doesn't change the time you need to get your foot up to the brake pedal or always decrease stopping distance. If..., you won't have time to apply your brakes if that vehicle suddenly slows or stops. Always..., even though you have anti-lock brakes. Using Anti-Lock Don't pump the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ...darts out from between parked cars and stops right in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking -- if you can stop in time. But ... speed as you can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left or right depending on the space available. 4-10
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... object. The fact that such emergency situations are always possible is a good reason to practice defensive driving at all times and wear safety belts properly. If the level of the shoulder is only slightly below the pavement, recovery should be fairly easy. Ease off the accelerator and then, if ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    .... But take care that someone isn't trying to pass you as you pull out to pass the slow vehicle. Remember to glance over your shoulder and check the ... whatsoever about making a successful pass, wait for a better time. D If other cars are lined up to pass a slow vehicle, wait D Watch for traffic ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... experts say about what happens when the three control systems (brakes, steering and acceleration) don’t... correspond to your vehicle’s three control systems. In the braking skid, your wheels arenମ. being passed, make it easy for the Even though the brake lamps are not flashing, it may be slowing ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... surface" -- and slow down when you have any doubt. Remember: Any anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps avoid only the braking skid. ... day driving. One reason is that some drivers are likely to be impaired -- by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. 4-14
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... eyes contract repeatedly. Remember that your headlamps light up far less of a roadway when you are ... moving; that way, it's easier to pick out dimly lighted objects. Just as your headlamps ... suffer from night blindness -- the inability to see in dim light -- and aren't even aware of it. D Since ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you can't stop, accelerate or turn as well because your tire-to-road traction isn't as good as on dry roads. And, if your tires don't have much tread left, you'll get even less traction. It's ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    .... After driving through a large puddle of water or a car wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes work normally. Hydroplaning ... through large water puddles or even going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try to avoid puddles. But if you ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    Driving Through Deep Standing Water Driving Through Flowing Water NOTICE: If you drive too quickly through deep puddles or standing water, water can come in through your engine's air intake and badly damage your engine. Never drive through water that is slightly lower than the underbody of your...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... check both ways for vehicles that have not cleared the intersection or may be running the red light. One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You'll want to watch out for what the other drivers are doing and ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ...blend with the flow. Try to merge into the gap at close to the prevailing speed. Switch on your turn signal, check your mirrors and glance over your shoulder as...€™s slower. Stay in the right lane unless you want to pass. Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your turn signal. Mile for ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... it serviced and maintained, it's ready to go. If it needs service, have it done before starting out. Of course, you'll find experienced and able service experts in Chevrolet dealerships all across North America. They'll be ready and willing to help if you need ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ...: Hill and Mountain Roads D Make sure your vehicle is well ventilated, with a comfortably cool interior. D Keep your eyes moving. Scan the road ahead and to the... frequently. D If you get sleepy, pull off the road into a rest, service or parking area and take a nap, get some exercise, or both. For...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ...in good shape. Check all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system and transaxle. These parts can work hard on... lane, like a stalled car or an accident. You may see highway signs on mountains that warn of special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-passing zones, a falling...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    Winter Driving Here are some tips for winter driving: D Have your vehicle in good shape for winter. D You may want to put winter emergency supplies in your trunk. Include an ice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer clothing, a small ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... the tires even more. Your anti-lock brakes improve your vehicle's stability .... Even though you have the anti-lock braking system, you'll want ... you see a patch of ice ahead of you, brake before you are on it. Try not to brake while you're actually on the ice, and avoid sudden steering maneuvers...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    If You're Caught in a Blizzard D Tie a red cloth to your vehicle to alert police that you've been stopped by the snow. D Put on extra clothing or wrap a blanket around you. If you have no blankets or extra clothing, make body insulators from newspapers, burlap bags, rags, floor mats -- ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ...is in your vehicle. Clear away snow from around the base of your vehicle, especially any that is blocking your exhaust ... vehicle that's away from the wind. This will help keep CO out. Run your engine only as long as you... To help keep warm, you can get out of the vehicle and do some fairly vigorous ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... for towing. 5. Release the parking brake. 1. Position the vehicle to tow and then secure it. 2. Turn the ignition switch to OFF. 3. Set the parking brake. 4. To prevent your battery from draining while towing, remove the following fuses from the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    5. Turn the ignition switch to ACC. 6. Shift your transaxle to NEUTRAL (N). 7. Release the parking brake. Remember to replace the ... reach your destination. To replace a fuse: 1. Set the parking brake. 2. Remove the key from the ignition switch. 3. Replace the fuse. Towing Your Vehicle from the Rear...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... the tires on your vehicle. It also gives you important information about the number of people that can be in your vehicle and the total weight that you can carry. This weight ..., if you do have a heavy load, you should spread it out. Don't carry more than 132 lbs. (60 kg) ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... GAWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, and it can change the way your vehicle handles. These could cause you to lose control and crash. .... In a trunk, put them as far forward as you can. Try to spread the weight evenly. D Never stack heavier things, like suitcases, inside the vehicle so ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... trailer. For example, if the trailer is too heavy, the brakes may not work well -- or even ...your vehicle, you should read the information in "Weight of the Trailer" that appears later in this section. But ... your vehicle by itself. Trailering means changes in handling, durability and fuel economy....
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ...points: Three important considerations have to do with weight: D There are many different laws, including ...weight on your vehicle's tires. Weight of the Trailer How heavy can a trailer safely be? It should never..., or you can write us at: Chevrolet Motor Division Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... Canada, write to: General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre 1908 Colonel Sam ... your vehicle. The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) includes the curb weight of the vehicle, any cargo ... load to the GVW because your vehicle will be carrying that weight, too. See "Loading Your Vehicle" ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... hitch. Here are some rules to follow: Trailer Brakes Does your trailer have its own brakes? Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so you'll be able ...properly. And because you have anti-lock brakes, do not try to tap into your vehicle's brake system. If you do, both ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    .... Acquaint yourself with the feel of handling and braking with the added weight of the trailer. And always keep in... secure, and that the lamps and any trailer brakes are still working. Following Distance Stay at... help you avoid situations that require heavy braking and sudden turns. Passing You'll...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ...flash for turns even if the bulbs on the trailer are burned out. Thus, you may think drivers behind you ...stops are very important to allow the engine and transaxle to cool. Reduce speed and shift to a lower gear before ... shift down, you might have to use your brakes so much that they would get hot and...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ...and transaxle overheating. Pay attention to the engine coolant gage. If the indicator is in the red area,.... 3. When the wheel chocks are in place, release the regular brakes until the chocks absorb the load. 4. Reapply ..., here's how to do it: 1. Apply your regular brakes, but don't shift into PARK...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ...in trailer operation are automatic transaxle fluid (don't overfill), engine oil, drive belt, cooling system and brake system. Each of these is covered in this manual, and the Index will help you find them quickly. If you're trailering, ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... on the Road Here you'll find what to do about some problems that can occur on the road. 5-2 5-3 5-3 5-8 5-8 Hazard Warning Flashers Other Warning ... Your Vehicle Engine Overheating 5-11 5-17 5-18 5-27 5-28 Cooling System If a Tire Goes Flat Changing a Flat Tire Compact Spare Tire If You're Stuck:...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ...key isn't in. To turn off the flashers, press the button again. When the hazard warning flashers are on, your turn signals won't work. Your hazard warning flashers let you warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off. 5-2
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... built-in hydrometer. Do not charge, test or jump start the battery if the hydrometer looks clear or light yellow. Replace the battery when there is a clear or light yellow hydrometer and a cranking complaint. Trying to start your vehicle by pushing or pulling it...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... in the jump start procedure. Put an automatic transaxle in PARK (P) or a manual transaxle in NEUTRAL before setting the parking brake. 3. Turn off the ignition on both vehicles. Unplug unnecessary accessories plugged into the cigarette lighter or...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... doing this, and some have been blinded. Use a flashlight if you need more light. Be sure the battery has enough water. You don’t need to ...€™ll get a short that would damage the battery and maybe other parts, too. CAUTION: Fans or other moving engine parts can injure you badly. ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... the other end touch metal. Connect it to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has ... Connect the red positive (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the vehicle with the dead battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... battery is much less. 11. Now start the vehicle with the good battery and run the engine for a while. 12. If the THEFT SYSTEM light flashes, wait until the light stops flashing. Try to start the vehicle with the dead battery. If it won't start ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ...-lift equipment or car-carrier equipment. Consult your dealer or a professional towing service if ...€ in the Index. Engine Overheating You will find a coolant temperature gage on your vehicle’s instrument ... Index. You will also find a low coolant level warning light on your vehicle’s instrument ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ...everyone away from the vehicle until it cools down. Wait until there is no sign of steam or coolant before you open the hood. If you keep driving when ...If your engine catches fire because you keep driving with no coolant, your vehicle can be badly damaged. The costly repairs would...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... an engine overheat warning but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get .... If you still have the warning, turn off the engine and get everyone out of the vehicle until it cools down. You may decide not to lift the hood but to get service help right away....
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ...€™s what you’ll see: CAUTION: An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even ... tools away from any underhood electric fan. If the coolant inside the coolant surge tank is boiling, don’t... it cools down. A. Coolant Surge Tank with Pressure Cap B. Electric Engine Cooling Fans 5-11
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ..., water pump or somewhere else in the cooling system. NOTICE: When adding coolant, it is important that you use ...(silicate-free) coolant. If coolant other than DEX-COOL is added to the system, premature ... on, check to see if the electric engine cooling fans are running. If the engine is overheating, ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank If you haven't found a problem yet, but the coolant level isn't at the FULL COLD mark or slightly higher, ... even a little -- they can come out at high speed. Never turn the cap when the cooling system, including the coolant surge tank pressure cap, is hot. Wait ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... core and other parts. So use the recommended coolant. CAUTION: Adding only plain water to your cooling system can be dangerous. Plain ... alcohol, can boil before the proper coolant mixture will. Your vehicle's coolant warning system is set for the proper coolant mixture. CAUTION...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    1. You can remove the coolant surge tank pressure cap when the cooling system, including the coolant surge tank pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. Turn the pressure cap slowly counterclockwise (left) about two...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ...off, start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fans. By this time, the coolant level inside the coolant surge tank may be lower. If the level is lower, add more of ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    .... Steer to maintain lane position, and then gently brake to a stop well out of the traffic lane. A rear blowout, particularly on .... Check the level in the surge tank when the cooling system has cooled down. If the coolant isn't at the proper level, repeat Steps 1 to 3 and reinstall the pressure cap...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... a level place. Turn on your hazard warning flashers. CAUTION: Changing a tire can cause an injury. The vehicle can slip off the ...injured. Find a level place to change your tire. To help prevent the vehicle from moving: 1. Set the parking brake firmly. 2. Put the shift lever in PARK (P). 3. Turn off...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... and wrench from the trunk. Your vehicle's jack and wrench are stored in a foam tray. Lift and remove the cover. (See "Compact Spare Tire" later in this section for more information about the compact spare.) You will find the jacking instructions label on the underside of the tire cover. 5-19
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire 1. On vehicles equipped with plastic wheel covers, completely loosen the wheel nut caps, but do not try to remove the caps from the cover. The tools you'll be using include the jack (A) and the wrench (B). 2. Give the cover a sharp pull or ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    3. Some models are equipped with aluminum wheels. Remove the cover plate to find the wheel nuts. Carefully use the wedge end of the wheel wrench to pry it off. 4. Then use the wrench to loosen all the wheel nuts. Don't remove them yet. 5-21
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... off the jack, you could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. CAUTION: 5. Position the jack and raise the jack head until it ... injury and vehicle damage, be sure to fit the jack lift head into the proper location before raising the vehicle. 5-22
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ...or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make the wheel nuts become loose after a time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from the places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towel ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    CAUTION: Never use oil or grease on studs or nuts. If you do, the nuts might come loose. Your wheel could fall off, causing a serious accident. 11. Lower the vehicle by turning the wrench counterclockwise. Lower the jack completely. 10. Install the compact tire spare. Replace the wheel nuts with ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ...a criss cross sequence, as shown. Improperly tightened wheel nuts can lead to brake pulsation and rotor damage. To avoid expensive brake repairs, evenly tighten the wheel nuts in the proper sequence and to the proper torque specification. Don't try to put...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... use only. Replace the compact spare tire with a full-size tire as soon as you can. See "Compact Spare Tire" later in this section. See the storage instructions label to replace your compact spare into your trunk properly. A. Nut B. Cover C. Wing Nut D. Adapter E. Wrench F. Jack G. Spare Tire ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... shape in case you need it again. NOTICE: When the compact spare is installed, don't take your vehicle through an automatic car wash with guide rails. The compact spare can get caught on the rails. That can damage the tire and wheel, and maybe other ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ...as shown on the speedometer. Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out First, turn your steering wheel left... pedal while you shift, and press lightly on the accelerator pedal when the transaxle is in gear. By slowly spinning... out. If you do need to be towed out, see "Towing Your Vehicle" in the Index. ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... the Hood Engine Oil Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Automatic Transaxle Fluid Engine Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap Power Steering Fluid Windshield Washer Fluid Brakes Battery 6-27 6-35 6-36 6-44 6-45 6-47 6-48 6-50 6-51 6-52 6-53 6-54 6-60 6-60 6-...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... service needs. You'll get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you'll ... work, you'll want to use the proper service manual. It tells you much more about ... manual can. To order the proper service manual, see "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index. ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... could be damaged if you try to do service work on a vehicle without knowing enough about... provide improved driveability and emission control system performance compared to other gasolines. Be sure ... heavy, constant knock that means you have a problem. Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ...€ in the Index.) If this occurs, return to your authorized Chevrolet dealer for diagnosis to determine the cause of failure. In the event... lamp on your instrument panel may turn on. If this occurs, return to your authorized Chevrolet dealer for service. To provide cleaner air, all gasolines in the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    .... You can also write us at the following address for advice. Just tell us where you're going and give your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). General Motors Overseas Distribution Corporation 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 Filling Your Tank CAUTION: Gasoline vapor is highly ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... depression next to the fuel door. CAUTION: If you get gasoline on yourself and then something ignites it, you could be badly burned. Gasoline can spray out on you if you open the fuel filler cap too quickly. This spray can happen if your ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... it is in your vehicle. Static electricity discharge from the container can ignite the gasoline vapor. You can be badly burned and your vehicle damaged ...not fit properly. This may cause your malfunction indicator lamp to light and your fuel tank and emissions system may be damaged. See "Malfunction...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    .... CAUTION: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like gasoline, oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield washer and other fluids, and plastic or rubber. You or others could be burned. Be careful not to drop ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    3. Lift the hood, release the hood prop rod from its retainer and put the hood prop into the slot marked PROP ROD. 2. Then go to the front of the vehicle and lift the secondary hood release handle before lifting the hood. To make sure that the hood release handle works properly, lubricate the hood...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    3100 V6 (CODE J) Engine When you open the hood, you'll see: A. B. C. D. Engine Coolant Surge Tank Power Steering Fluid Reservoir Engine Oil Fill Cap Engine Oil Dipstick E. F. G. H. Brake Fluid Reservoir Air Cleaner/Filter Battery Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir 6-10
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    Engine Oil If the CHECK OIL light appears on the instrument panel, it means you need to check your engine oil level right away. For more information, see "Check Oil Light" in the Index. You should check your engine oil level regularly; this is an added reminder. Checking Engine Oil It's a ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    Pull out the dipstick and clean it with a paper towel or cloth, then push it back in all the way. Remove it again, keeping the tip down, and check the level. The engine oil dipstick is located in front of the engine. Turn off the engine and give the oil several minutes to drain back ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... that the oil level gets above the upper mark that shows the proper operating range, your engine could be damaged. The engine oil fill cap is located on the front of the engine. Be sure to fill it enough to put the level somewhere in the proper operating range. Push the dipstick all the way back in ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... Do not use any oil which does not carry this starburst symbol. If you change your own oil, be sure you use oil that has the starburst symbol on the front of the oil container. If you have your oil changed for you, be sure the oil put into your engine is American Petroleum Institute certified ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ...€™s going to be 0_F (-18_C) or above. These numbers on an oil container show its viscosity, or thickness... for good performance and engine protection. When to Change Engine Oil NOTICE: Use only... of your vehicle. D The vehicle is used for delivery service, police, taxi or other commercial application...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... by taking it to a place that collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or a local recycling center for help. The air cleaner is located on the driver's side of the engine compartment. To ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... only reason for fluid loss. If a leak occurs, take the vehicle to the dealership service department and have it repaired as soon as possible. You may also have your fluid level checked by your dealer or service center when you have your oil changed. Change both the fluid and filter every 50,...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... add only DEX-COOLR extended life coolant. The following explains your cooling system and how to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating, see "Engine Overheating" in the Index. NOTICE: When ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ...anything else. NOTICE: If you use an improper coolant mixture, your engine could overheat and ...can boil before the proper coolant mixture will. Your vehicle's coolant warning system is set for the proper coolant ... clean, drinkable water and DEX-COOLR coolant. NOTICE: If you use the proper coolant,...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... COLD mark or slightly higher. If the low coolant light comes on and stays on, it means you're low on engine coolant. The surge tank is located on the passenger's side of the engine compartment.... proper DEX-COOLR coolant mixture at the surge tank, but only when the engine is cool. Adding ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... engine parts are hot enough. Don't spill coolant on a hot engine. When replacing the pressure cap, ... cap and must be tightly installed to prevent coolant loss and possible engine damage from... unusual noise. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... to Check Power Steering Fluid Turn the key off, let the engine compartment cool down, wipe the cap and the top of the reservoir clean, then ... to Use When you need windshield washer fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If you will be operating your vehicle in an area ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... freezing occurs, which could damage the tank if it is completely full. Don't use engine coolant (antifreeze) in your windshield washer. It can damage your washer system and paint. Brakes Brake Fluid D D Your brake master cylinder reservoir is on the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... level goes back up. The other reason is that fluid is leaking out of the brake system. If it is, you should have your brake system fixed, .... United States Canada When your brake fluid falls to a low level, your brake warning light will come on. See "Brake System Warning Light" in the Index. ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ...wrong fluid can badly damage brake system parts. For example, just a few drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine oil, in your brake system can damage brake system ...warning sound, have your vehicle serviced. D NOTICE: Continuing to drive with worn-out brake pads could result in costly...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... conditions or climates may cause a brake squeal when the brakes are first applied or lightly applied. This does ... axle sets. See "Brake System Inspection" in Section 7 of this manual under Part C "Periodic ... replace parts of your braking system -- for example, when your brake linings wear down ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ...battery. When it's time for a new battery, get one that has the replacement number shown on the original ...sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. CAUTION: Batteries have acid that can ... periods. Also, for your audio system, see "Theft-Deterrent Feature" in the Index. 6-27...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    Headlamps 1. With the hood open and the engine off, pull the fastener out of the plastic splash shield covering the top of the headlamp assembly and remove it. 3. Remove the lamp assembly from the vehicle by pulling forward. Use care not to scratch the vehicle with the lamp or the lamp with the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    Front Exterior Bulbs 5. Reconnect the wiring harness to the bulb or lamp assembly. 6. Replace the lamp to its original position by carefully lining up the lamp to the mounting balls. 7. Press down on the two latches. Replace the splash shield by pushing down on the retainer. A. Front Turn Signal ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    Front Turn Signal Lamp Bulb Replacement 1. With the hood open and the engine off, pull the fastener out of the plastic splash shield covering the top of the headlamp assembly and remove it. 3. Remove the lamp assembly from the vehicle by pulling forward. Use care not to scratch the vehicle with the...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) (Interior Mounted) 1. Open the trunk and locate the CHMSL housing on the underside of the rear window shelf. 2. Twist the bulb socket one quarter of a turn to remove it. 3. Gently remove burned out bulb(s) and replace with a new one. 4. Press the tab on...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    Rear Exterior Lamps Tail/Stop/Turn Signal/Back-Up Lamps 1. Unscrew the fastener located on the inside of the trunk at the rear of the vehicle. 2. Gently pull back the trunk trim. A. Rear Turn Signal Lamp B. Taillamp/Stoplamp C. Back-Up Lamp 6-32
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    3. Remove the three plastic wingnuts. 4. Pull out the taillamp assembly to expose the backplate. 6-33
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... it on the vehicle. 8. When securing the lamp assembly back into place, align the assembly so that the trunk lid doesn't contact it. Dome Lamp To change your dome lamp bulb, grasp the center front and center rear portion of the housing and squeeze firmly but gently. The housing should come off. ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ...Blade Replacement Windshield wiper blades should be inspected at least twice a year for wear and cracking. See "Wiper Blade Check" in Section 7 of this manual under "Owner Checks and Services" for more information. Replacement blades come in different types and are removed in different ways...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your Chevrolet Warranty booklet for details. CAUTION: (Continued) D Underinflated tires pose the same danger... of too much friction. You could have an air-out and a serious accident. See "Loading Your Vehicle"...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    Inflation -- Tire Pressure The Tire-Loading Information label, which is located on the driver's side rear passenger door, shows the correct inflation pressures for your tires when they're cold. "Cold" means your vehicle has been sitting for at least three hours or driven no more than 1 mile ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... tires may look properly inflated even when they're underinflated. Be sure to put the valve caps back on the valve stems. They help prevent leaks by keeping out dirt and moisture. Tire Inspection and Rotation Tires should be rotated every 6,000 to 8,000 miles (10 000 to 13 000 km). Any time you ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from ... to get all the rust or dirt off. (See "Changing a Flat Tire" in the Index.) You need a ...a puncture, cut or other damage that can't be repaired well because of the size or location of the damage. 6-39
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    Buying New Tires To find out what kind and size of tires you need, look at ... had a Tire Performance Criteria Specification (TPC Spec) number on each tire's sidewall. When you get new tires,... tires have an all-season tread design, the TPC number will be followed by an "MS" (for mud and snow). If ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ...the sidewalls of most passenger car tires. The Uniform Tire Quality Grading system does not apply ... tires available on General Motors passenger cars and light trucks may vary with respect to ... Warning: The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ...degenerate and reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ...replace a wheel, use a new GM original equipment wheel. NOTICE: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer calibration, headlamp aim, bumper height, vehicle ground clearance and tire or tire...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... container to clean your vehicle, be sure to follow the manufacturer's warnings and instructions. And always open your doors or windows when you're...the ends securely fastened. Drive slowly and follow the chain manufacturer's instructions. If you can hear the chains contacting your vehicle, stop...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    Don't use any of these unless this manual says you can. In many uses, these will...any excess stain. D Use a clean cloth or sponge, and change to a clean area often. A soft brush may be...Index.) Here are some cleaning tips: D Always read the instructions on the cleaner label. D Clean up stains as soon...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Stains caused by such things as catsup, coffee (black), egg, ... area with cool water. 2. If a stain remains, follow the multi-purpose interior cleaner instructions described ... clean with cool water and allow to dry completely. 3. If a stain remains, follow instructions ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... cleaners may affect the surface finish. Care of Safety Belts Keep belts clean and dry. CAUTION: Do not bleach or dye safety belts. If you do, it may severely weaken them. ... not be able to provide adequate protection. Clean safety belts only with mild soap and lukewarm water. 6-47...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ...(See "Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" in the Index.) Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle The paint finish on your vehicle provides beauty, depth of color, gloss retention and durability. Washing Your Vehicle The best way to preserve your vehicle's finish is to keep it clean by washing it...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... wash your vehicle in the direct rays of the sun. Use a car washing soap. Don't use strong soaps or ... The clearcoat gives more depth and gloss to the colored basecoat. Always use waxes and polishes that... soft cloth and a car washing soap to clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... Don't take your vehicle through an automatic car wash that has silicon carbide tire ... painted surfaces on the body or wheels of the vehicle. Petroleum-based products may damage the paint finish and... make sure the body repair shop applies anti-corrosion material to the parts repaired or replaced to...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... touch-up materials available from your dealer or other service outlets. Larger areas of finish damage can .... Although no defect in the paint job causes this, Chevrolet will repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces of ... lines, frame, floor pan and exhaust system even though they have corrosion ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials PART NUMBER 994954 1050172 1050173 1050174 1050214 1050427 ... soil and black marks from whitewalls Cleans vinyl tops, upholstery and convertible tops Removes dirt... dust, fingerprints and surface contaminants Removes light scratches and oxidation and protects finish ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Service Parts Identification Label You'll find this label on your spare tire cover. ... windshield from outside your vehicle. The VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates of title and registration. your VIN, the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ..., etc., the wiper will stop until the motor cools. If the overload is caused by some electrical problem and not snow, etc., be sure to get it fixed. ... too heavy, the circuit breaker opens and closes, protecting the circuit until the problem is fixed or goes away. 6-54
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... fusible thermal links in the wiring itself. Look at the silver-colored band inside the fuse. If the band is ...size and rating. If you ever have a problem on the road and don't have a spare fuse,... fuses, open the fuse panel door by pulling out. To replace the door, insert the hooks at the front end ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    Instrument Panel Fuse Block-Left Fuse Usage A ...Radio B ...Wipers C ...Trunk Release and Remote Lock Control D ...Turn Signals E ...Power Mirrors F ...Air Bag G ...Body Function Control Module H ...Powertrain Control Module J ...Door Locks K ...Body Function Control Module, Cluster STOP LPS ......
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... ...Fog Lamps Engine Compartment Fuse Block Fuse Usage A ...Instrument Panel Lights, Dimmer B ...Cruise Control Switches C ...Climate Control System D ...Cruise Control E ...Fog Lamps The engine compartment fuse block is located on the driver's side of ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... Function Control Module, Cluster, Climate Control System 4 ...Anti-Lock Brakes 5 ...Ignition Switch 6 ...A.I.R. 7 ...Left Electrical Center-Power Seats, Power Mirrors, Door Locks,... 10 ...A.I.R. 11 ...Not Used 12 ...Cooling Fan #1 13 ...HVAC Blower (Climate Control) 14 ...Cooling Fan ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... Transaxle 39 ...Powertrain Control Module, Ignition 40 ...Anti-Lock Brakes 41 ...Ignition System 42 ...Back-Up Lamps... 49 ...Not Used 50 ...Right Headlamp 51 ...Left Headlamp 52 ...Cooling Fan 53 ...HVAC Blower (Climate Control ) 54 ...Not Used 55 ...Cooling Fan #2 Ground 56 ...Fuse Puller 57 ...Not ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ...service on these bulbs, contact your Chevrolet dealer service department. Capacities and Specifications ...Torque ...100 lb-ft (140 N·m) Cooling System ...13.6 quarts (12.9 L) Engine ..., be sure to fill to the appropriate level or as recommended in this manual. See “Recommended Fluids and Lubricantsମ.
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Air Cleaner Element ...AC Type A-1279C Engine Oil Filter ...AC Type PF-47 Spark Plugs ...AC Type S41-940 (Platinum Plug) Gap: 0.060 inch (1.52 mm) Windshield Wiper Blades Passenger's ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... your vehicle. Your vehicle needs these services to retain its safety, dependability and emission .... 7-2 7-4 7-7 7-19 Introduction Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance Long ...33 7-34 Part B: Owner Checks and Services Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Part ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... Owner Assistance booklet, or your dealer for details. Maintenance intervals, checks, inspections and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in good working condition. Any damage caused by failure to follow recommended maintenance may not be...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... have done and how often. Some of these services can be complex, so unless you ...have the necessary equipment, you should let your dealer's service department or another qualified ... Maintenance Inspections" explains important inspections that your dealer's service department or another qualified ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ..., see your dealer. This part tells you the maintenance services you should have done and when you ...needs, you'll know that GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using genuine GM... to use are listed in Part D. Make sure whoever services your vehicle uses these. All parts should...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... 50,000 Miles (83 000 km): Automatic Transaxle Service (severe conditions only). Every 60,000 Miles (100... Wire Inspection. Spark Plug Replacement. Every 150,000 Miles (240 000 km): Cooling System Service (or every 60 months, whichever occurs first). These intervals only summarize maintenance services...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... 50,000 Miles (83 000 km): Automatic Transaxle Service (severe conditions only). Every 60,000 Miles (100... Wire Inspection. Spark Plug Replacement. Every 150,000 Miles (240 000 km): Cooling System Service (or every 60 months, whichever occurs first). These intervals only summarize maintenance services...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance The services shown in this schedule up to 100,000 miles (166 ...and "Periodic Maintenance Inspections" following. + A good time to check your brakes is during tire rotation. See "Brake System Inspection" under "Periodic Maintenance Inspections" in Part ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... Maintenance 3,000 Miles (5 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or ... 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and ... 9,000 Miles (15 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote [.) 15,000 Miles ... ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 18,000 Miles (30 000 km) j Change engine... (35 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter... ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 24,000 Miles (40 000 km) j Change engine...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ...27,000 Miles (45 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every...every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An ...33,000 Miles (55 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ...every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotationମ.,000 Miles (65 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or ... Miles (70 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotationମ.km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 50,000 Miles (83 000 km) j Change automatic transaxle ...and filter do not require changing. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 51,000 Miles (85...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ...3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and ...000 Miles (95 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or... Service. j Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. j Replace engine air cleaner ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... 63,000 Miles (105 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or ... 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation"...,000 Miles (115 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ...DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 78,000 Miles (130 000 km) j Change engine .... (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 81,000 Miles (135 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (...DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 84,000 Miles (140 000 km) j Change engine ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... 87,000 Miles (145 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every ... every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An ...93,000 Miles (155 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ...3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and ...000 Miles (165 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (... Service. j Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. j Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ...not require changing. 150,000 Miles (240 000 km) j Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or every 60 months since last service, whichever occurs first)....condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure test cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance The services shown in this schedule up to 100,000 miles (166 ... "Periodic Maintenance Inspections" following. + A good time to check your brakes is during tire rotation. See "Brake System Inspection" under "Periodic Maintenance Inspections" in Part C...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation"... Miles (12 500 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or ... Miles (25 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation"... Miles (50 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or ... Miles (62 500 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use ... do not require changing. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 52,500 Miles (87 500 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ...See footnote +.) j Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. j Replace engine air cleaner ...(100 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation"...Miles (125 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or ...Miles (137 500 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ...or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" ...(166 000 km) j Inspect spark plugwires. An Emission Control Service. j Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. j Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter if ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ...000 km) j Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or every 60 months since last service, whichever occurs first). See "Engine .... Clean radiator, condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure test the cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... Services Listed in this part are owner checks and services which should be performed at the intervals specified to ... See “Engine Oil” in the Index for further details. Engine Coolant Level Check Check the engine coolant level and add DEX-COOLR coolant mixture if necessary. See “Engine Coolantମ.
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    At Least Twice a Year Restraint System Check Make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, buckles, latch...is the only reason for fluid loss. Check for leaks. If a leak occurs, take the vehicle to your Chevrolet dealership service department and have it repaired as soon as possible. At...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... Index if necessary). NOTE: Be ready to apply the regular brake immediately if the vehicle begins to move. 3. ... the engine. Without applying the regular brake, try to move the shift lever out of PARK (P) with normal effort. If the shift lever moves out of PARK (P), your vehicle needs service. 7-29
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    Ignition Transaxle Lock Check While parked, and with the parking brake set, try to turn the ignition key to OFF in each shift lever position. ... (P). On all vehicles, the key should come out only in OFF. Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    .... Proper procedures to perform these services may be found in a service manual. See "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index. Exhaust System Inspection Inspect ... system. Inspect the body near the exhaust system. Look for broken, damaged, missing or out-of-position parts as well...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... wear. Do not lubricate accelerator and cruise control cables. Brake System Inspection Inspect the complete system. Inspect brake ..., calipers, parking brake, etc. The parking brake is self-adjusting and no manual adjustment is required. You may need to have your brakes inspected more often if your ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ...HavolineR DEX-COOLR Coolant. See "Engine Coolant" in the Index. Delco Supreme 11R Brake Fluid (... equivalent DOT-3 Brake Fluid). USAGE Windshield Washer Solvent Power Steering System Automatic Transaxle... NLGI # 2, Category LB or GC-LB. Hydraulic Brake System Multi-Purpose Lubricant, SuperlubeR (...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in the boxes ... Your owner information portfolio is a convenient place to store them. Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-34
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    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-35
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    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-36
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    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-37
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-38
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ...Customer Assistance Information Here you will find out how to contact Chevrolet if you need assistance. This section also tells you how to obtain service publications ... Offices GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program Canadian Roadside Assistance...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... Procedure Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to your dealer and to Chevrolet. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction or the operation of your vehicle will be resolved by your dealer's sales or service departments. Sometimes, however, despite the best intentions of all ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... cannot be resolved by the dealership without further help, contact the Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800-222-1020. ... have the following information available to give the Customer Assistance Representative: When contacting Chevrolet, please remember that your concern will likely ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... Assistance Center. Any TTY user can communicate with Chevrolet by dialing: 1-800-833-CHEV (2438). (TTY ...263-3830.) Customer Assistance Offices Chevrolet encourages customers to call the toll-free number for assistance. If a U.S. customer wishes to write to Chevrolet, the letter should be addressed ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ...: 1-800-268-6800 If toll free service is not available in the Caribbean, call Puerto Rico 1-...-644-3063. All TTY users call 1-800-263-3830. All Overseas Locations GMODC - Customer Communication Centre 169-007 1908 ...-644-4112 Fax: 905-644-4866 Caribbean Numbers 1-800-496-9992 (English) Puerto Rico 1-...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program If your problem cannot be resolved over the phone,...Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Center. As the owner of a 2000 Chevrolet, membership in Roadside Assistance is free. Roadside ... roadside assistance with minor mechanical problems. Toll-free number, 1-800-CHEV-USA ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ...Bumper New Vehicle Limited Warranty to eligible purchasers of 2000 Chevrolet passenger cars and light duty trucks. (Please see your selling dealer for details... available to retail and retail lease customers operating 2000 and newer Chevrolet vehicles for a period of 3 years...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    Courtesy Transportation Chevrolet has always exemplified quality and value in its offering of motor ...wait. However, if you are unable to wait Chevrolet helps minimize your inconvenience by providing... driving it until it can be scheduled for service, unless, of course, the problem is safety-related. If...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ..., up to a maximum of $30.00 per day supported by receipts. This requires that you sign and ... and all program options, such as shuttle service, may not be available at every dealer. ... General Motors reserves the right to unilaterally modify, change or discontinue Courtesy Transportation at any time and...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ..., and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General Motors. To contact NHTSA, you may either call ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ...800-222-1020, or write: Chevrolet Motor Division Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box ... Owner Publications in Canada Service manuals, owner's manuals and other service literature are available ... Motors vehicles. The toll-free telephone number for ordering information in Canada is 1-800-668-...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    2000 CHEVROLET SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION The following publications covering the operation and ... below.) CURRENT PUBLICATIONS FOR 2000 CHEVROLET SERVICE MANUALS Service Manuals have the diagnosis... information needed to knowledgeably service General Motors cars and trucks. Each bulletin...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... against the original order. VEHICLE MODEL NAME YEAR 2000 2000 2000 2000 QTY. PRICE EACH* $120.00 $... $15.00 TOTAL PRICE 2 0 0 0 G M S H I P T O PUBLICATION FORM NUMBER ITEM DESCRIPTION Service Manual Car & Light Truck Transmission Unit Repair Owner's Manual In Portfolio Owner's Manual Without ...



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