2000 Chevrolet Prizm Owner's Manual

2000 Chevrolet Prizm Manual

2000 Chevrolet Prizm manual table of contents:

  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 1
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    Bumper-to-Bumper 3-years/36,000 miles (60 000 km) Limited Warranty Every 2000 Prizm 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 ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    2000 Chevrolet Prizm Owner's Manual Litho in U.S.A. Part Number 22619454 A First Edition © Copyright General Motors Corporation 1999 All Rights Reserved
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    ... Restraints Features and Controls Section 2 Keys and Door Locks Remote Keyless Entry System (If... Transmission (If Equipped) Manual Transmission Operation (If Equipped) Parking Brake Windows Tilt Wheel ...Lamps Mirrors Storage Compartments Sunroof (Option) Instrument Panel, Warning Lights and Gages ii
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ...4 Defensive Driving Drunken Driving Control of a Vehicle Braking Steering Driving Tips for Various Road Conditions... Towing Loading Your Vehicle Towing a Trailer Problems on the Road Section 5 Hazard Warning Flashers ... Starting Towing Your Vehicle Engine Overheating Changing a Flat Tire If You're ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ...of Contents (cont'd) Service and Appearance Care Section 6 Fuel Checking Fluids and Lubricants Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Brakes Bulb Replacement Tires and Wheels Appearance Care Electrical System/Fuses and Circuit Breakers Capacities and Specifications ...
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    ... 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 Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ... certification. GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem and the name PRIZM are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the time it was printed. We reserve the right ...
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    How to Use this Manual Many people read their owner's manual from beginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle. If you ... this, it will help you learn about the features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you'll find that pictures and words work together to explain things...
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    ...notice area, we tell you about something that can damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly.... 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...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... COOLANT TEMP WINDSHIELD WASHER BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM FUSE DOOR LOCK UNLOCK TURN SIGNALS LIGHTER PARKING LAMPS FASTEN SEAT BELTS WINDSHIELD DEFROSTER HORN BRAKE HAZARD WARNING FLASHER POWER WINDOW ... OIL PRESSURE VENTILATING FAN FUEL AIR BAG FOG LAMPS ANTI-LOCK BRAKES ix
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    Service Station Guide Windshield Washer Fluid See Section 6 For a More Detailed Look at What's Under the Hood See Section 6 Engine Oil Dipstick See Section 6 Oil Viscosity ... 6 Cooling System See Section 5 Battery See Section 6 Fuel Use unleaded gas only, 87 Octane or higher. See ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... information about the seats in your vehicle and how to use your safety belts properly. You can also learn about some things you should ...the Answers How to Wear Safety Belts Properly Driver Position Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Right Front Passenger Position Air Bag Systems 1-29 1-30 1-32 1-35 1-...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    Seats and Seat Controls This part tells you about the seats -- how to adjust them, and also about reclining front seatbacks, head restraints and rear folding seatbacks....vehicle is not moving. Lift the lever located under the front seat to unlock it. Slide the seat to where you want it...
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    Reclining Front Seatbacks To adjust the seatback, lift the lever on the outer side of the seat. Release the lever to lock the seatback where you want it. Push on the seat to make sure it's locked into position. Pull up on the lever, and the seat will go to its original upright position. 1-3
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    ... job when you're reclined like this. The shoulder belt can't do its job because it won't be against your body. Instead, it will be in front of you. In a crash you could go into it, receiving neck or other injuries. The lap belt can't do its job ...
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    ... maneuver. People in the vehicle could be injured. Remove the head restraints only when you need to fold the seat, and be sure that the head restraints are stored securely in the trunk. When the seat is returned to the passenger position, be sure the head restraints are installed properly. 1-5
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ... the driver’s side rear passenger seatback can be folded down. Make sure the front seat isn’t reclined. If it is, the rear seatback wonମ. Restraint Removal” earlier in this section. CAUTION: A safety belt that is improperly routed, not properly attached, or twisted won’t ...
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    ... other side if you do not have a built-in child restraint.) To raise the seatback: ... lock it into place. Make sure the safety belts are not twisted or caught in the seatback. 2. Push and... seatback to be sure it is locked into position. 3. Reconnect the center seat belt. 4. Fold the seatback down. ...
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    Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells you some things you should not do...€™re not wearing a safety belt, your injuries can be much worse. You can hit things inside the vehicle or be ejected...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ...who buckle up can survive and sometimes walk away. Without belts they could have been badly hurt or .... 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...
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    Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. 1-10
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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 ... 1-11
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    ...greater if you are belted. If my vehicle has air bags, why should I have to wear safety belts? Air bags are in many vehicles ...air bag system ever offered for sale has required the use of safety belts. Even if you'... belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more time to...
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    ... far from home, why should I wear safety belts? You may be an excellent driver, but ...If a child will be riding in your vehicle, see the part of this manual called "Children." Follow those ...Here's how to wear it properly. 1. Close and lock the door. 2. Adjust the seat (to see how, see "Seats"...
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    ...across you very quickly. If this happens, let the belt go back slightly to unlock it. Then pull the belt across you more slowly. 5. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder belt. 1-14
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... move the shoulder belt adjuster to the height that is right for you. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips... injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    .... 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. Q: What's wrong with this? A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won't give nearly as...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ...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: ...
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    ... can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move too far forward, which would ... also severely injure internal organs like your liver or spleen. A: The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. It should be worn over the shoulder at all times. 1-18
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... 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. A: The belt is twisted across the body. 1-19
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... belt should go back out 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 a lap-shoulder belt, and the lap portion should be worn as low as possible, ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ...€™s and right front passenger’s seat closest to the door. Right Front Passenger Position To learn how to wear the right front passenger’s safety belt properly, see “...and another frontal air bag for the right front passenger. Your vehicle may also have side impact air bags --...
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    ...: (Continued) Frontal air bags for the driver and right front passenger are designed to work only in moderate to severe crashes ... forceful air bags have provided in the past. The side impact air bags for the driver and right front passenger are designed to inflate only in moderate to severe crashes ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ...back as possible while still maintaining control of the vehicle. Front occupants should not lean on or sleep against the door. CAUTION: (Continued)... how, see the part of this manual called "Children." There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    How the Air Bag Systems Work Where are the air bags? The right front passenger's frontal air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. The driver's frontal air bag is in the middle of the steering wheel. The driver's side impact air bag is in the side of the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... any other air bag covering and don't let seat covers block the inflation path of a side impact air bag. The right front passenger's side impact air bag is in the side of the passenger's seatback closest to the door. 1-25
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... inflates the air bag. The inflator, air bag and related hardware are all part of the air bag modules inside the steering wheel, instrument panel and the side of the front seatbacks closest to the door. 1-26
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... for the driver's air bag, the instrument panel for the right front passenger's bag, the side of the seatback closest to the door for the driver and right front passenger's ... of the vehicle after an air bag inflates, then get fresh air by opening a window or a door. 1-27
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... windshield breakage may also occur from the right front passenger air bag. NOTICE: If you ..., both the air bag module and the instrument panel for the right front passenger's air bag, or both the air bag module and seatback ...bag inflates, you'll need some new parts for your air bag system. If you...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... related parts, parts of the safety belt system and parts of the driver and right front passenger's seatbacks. If your vehicle .... You'll find them on the retractor part of the safety belts for the driver and right front passenger. They help the safety belts reduce a person's forward movement in...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ...hurt more often in crashes than those who are wearing safety belts. Rear passengers who aren't safety belted... strike others in the vehicle who are wearing safety belts. Rear Seat Passenger Positions 1. Pick up the... All three rear seating positions have lap-shoulder belts. Here's how to wear one ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ... buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the ... fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ...which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. Children Everyone in ...young children and infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its air bag system is... secure children properly in your vehicle. To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. 1-32
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ...children 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... the crash forces can be distributed across the strongest part of the infant's body, the back and shoulders. A baby should be secured...
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    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 Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ...to use a rear-facing infant restraint until the child is about a year old. A rear-facing restraint gives the infant's head, neck and body the support they would need in a crash. See "Child Restraints" later in this section for more information. 1-35
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ...top of my child's shoulders is above the shoulder belt slots for the five-point child restraint ...system? A child whose shoulders are above the shoulder belt slots for the five-point child restraint ...cushion and use the vehicle's adult safety belts. Securing a Child in the Built-in Child Restraint...
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    2. Pull the flap away from the fastener strip on the top of the seatback and lower the child restraint cushion. CAUTION: If a head restraint is not installed on the seatback properly, it could be thrown about the vehicle in a crash or sudden maneuver. People in the vehicle could be injured. Be ...
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    3. Install the head restraint so that the front side faces the rear of the vehicle. Lower the head restraint so that it ...€™s regular seat and use the vehicle’s adult safety belts. WARNING! FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS ON THE USE OF THIS CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM CAN RESULT IN ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    4. Before placing the child in the child restraint, add slack to the shoulder harness. Pull the black shoulder harness release strap firmly. At the same time, pull both shoulder harness straps through the slots in the seatback as shown. 5. If the left and right halves of the shoulder harness clip ...
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    ... buckle is free of any foreign objects that may prevent you from securing the latch plates. If you can't secure a latch plate, see your dealer for service before using the child restraint. 9. Place the other side of the harness over the child's shoulder. 10. Push the latch plate into the buckle ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ...keep the harness in place on the child's shoulders. If the harness isn't on the child's shoulders, it won't be able to restrain the child's upper body in a sudden stop or crash. The child could be seriously injured. Make sure the harness clip is properly fastened. 12. Now fasten the left ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ...Adjust the position of the harness on the child's shoulders by moving the clip up or down along the harness. On each side of the harness, the shoulder part should be centered on the child's shoulder. The harness should be away from the child's face and neck, but not falling from the child's ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    Removing the Child from the Built-in Child Restraint 2. Unlatch the harness by pushing the button on the buckle. 1. Unfasten the shoulder harness clip. 3. Move both sides of the harness off the child's shoulders. 4. Remove the child from the child restraint cushion. 1-43
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... the built-in child restraint before using the vehicle's lap-shoulder belt. 1. Fasten the harness clip. 4. Using the fastener strip, attach the buckle .... 2. Remove the head restraint. 3. Install the head restraint so that the front side faces the front of the vehicle. Don't push it all the way ...
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    5. Fold the child restraint cushion up into the seatback. Make sure the harness adjustment strap is folded up in the seatback. 6. Attach the flap to the fastener strip on the top of the seatback. 7. Press the child restraint cushion firmly into the seatback. 8. Lower the head restraint. 1-45
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... child restraint needs to be periodically checked and may need to have parts replaced after a crash. See "Checking Your ... Seat and Restraint System Parts After a Crash" in the Index. Child Restraints Every time infants and young children ride in vehicles, they should have protection provided by ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... one year of age. This 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 ...
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    ... to eight years of age. A booster seat is designed to improve the fit of the vehicle's safety belt system. Booster seats with shields use lap-only belts; however, booster seats without shields use lap-shoulder belts. Booster seats can also help a child to see out the window. ...
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    ... restraint can be seriously injured or killed if the right front passenger’s air bag inflates. This is because the back ..., but before you do, always move the front passenger seat as far back as it will go. Itମ.. Never put a rear-facing child restraint in the front passenger seat. Here’s why: 1-50
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... seating positions. You'll find them behind the rear seat on the filler panel. If you have an adjustable head restraint, raise the head restraint and route the top strap under it. Anchor the top strap to this bracket. Once you have the top strap anchored, you'll be...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... belt. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the... or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. If the shoulder belt goes in front of the child's face or neck, put it behind the child...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ... to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 6. Push and pull the child restraint in ... the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let it go back all the way... The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. 1-...
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    ... child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. 1. Because your vehicle has a right front passenger air bag, always move the seat as far ..., put it behind the child restraint. Your vehicle has a right front passenger air bag. Never put a rear-facing child ...
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    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. 5. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 1-55
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ...it go back all the way. The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. Children who have outgrown child restraints should wear the vehicle's safety belts. Accident statistics show that children are safer if ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... can be crushed together and seriously injured. A belt must be used by only one person at a time. Q: A: What if a child is wearing a lap-...be sure that the shoulder belt still is on the child's shoulder, so that in a crash the child's upper body would have the restraint that belts provide. 1-57
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    ...is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the belt in this way, in a crash the child might slide under ...the hips, just touching the child's thighs. This applies belt force to the child's pelvic bones in a crash. ...
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    ... loose or damaged safety belt and built-in child restraint system parts. If you see anything that might keep a safety belt or built-...restraint system from doing its job, have it repaired. Torn or frayed safety belts may not ...Now and then, make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ...If the frontal air bags inflate, you'll also need to replace the driver's and right front passenger's safety belt retractor assembly. Be sure to do so. ... damage also may mean you will need to have safety belt, built-in child restraint or seat parts repaired or replaced. New ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... information on starting, shifting and braking. Also explained are the instrument panel and the warning systems ...2-21 2-23 2-23 2-24 2-24 Keys Door Locks Remote Keyless Entry System ... Your Vehicle (Manual Transaxle) Parking Over Things That Burn Engine Exhaust 22-25 2-26 2-26 2-27 2-27 2-32 2-34 2-36 ...
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    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 power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don't leave the keys in a vehicle with children. 2-2
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    One key is used for the ignition, the doors and all other locks. If you need a new key, contact your... of features that can help prevent theft. However, you can have a lot of trouble getting into your vehicle if you ever lock your key inside. You may even have to damage your vehicle to get in. So be ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... outside, use your key. To lock the door, turn the key toward the front of the vehicle. If you have power door locks, all the doors will lock. Insert the key in either front door and turn the key toward the rear of the vehicle to unlock the door. If your ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... (Option) Rear Door Security Locks The power door lock switch may be located either on the armrest on the door or in front of the inside door handle. Push the power door lock switch on the driver's or passenger's door to lock or unlock all the doors ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ...Rear Door With the Security Locks 1. Unlock the door from the inside. 2. Then open the door from the outside. If you don't...who ride in the rear won't be able to open the rear door from the inside. You should let adults and ... your key, open your door and set the locks from inside. Then get out and ...
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    ... is pressed. The taillamps will flash once to confirm that the doors have locked. The interior lamps will stay... and the interior lamps will come on to confirm that the doors have unlocked. If the UNLOCK button... the UNLOCK button is pressed and no door is opened, the doors will lock automatically after...
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    ... the battery, use care not to touch any of the circuitry. Static from your body transferred to these surfaces may damage the transmitter. Battery Replacement Under...in any location. If you have to get close to your vehicle before the transmitter works, it's probably time to change the battery. 2-8
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    ..., or equivalent. 3. Snap the transmitter back together tightly to be sure no moisture can enter. CAUTION: It can be dangerous to drive with.... D If you have air outlets on or under the instrument panel, open them all the way. See "Engine Exhaust" in the Index. Trunk To unlock the trunk from the ...
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    ..., to release the trunk lid from inside the vehicle. When you park your vehicle and open the driver's door, you'll hear ... the key with you, and you have an automatic transaxle, it will be locked. And remember to lock the doors. Parking at Night Park in a lighted spot, close all windows and lock ...
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    ... first 200 miles (322 km) or so. During this time your new brake linings aren't yet broken in. Hard stops with new linings can mean ...earlier replacement. Follow this breaking-in guideline every time you get new brake linings. D Don't tow a trailer during break-in. See "Towing a...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    .... A warning tone will sound if you open the driver's door when the ignition is in ACC or LOCK and the key is in the ignition. CAUTION: On manual transaxle vehicles, turning the ... break the key or the ignition switch. If none of this works, then your vehicle needs service. 2-12
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... a safety feature. To restart when you're already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only. Manual Transaxle The gear selector should be in NEUTRAL and the parking brake engaged. Hold the clutch pedal to the floor and start the engine. Your vehicle won't ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... in your vehicle. If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. Before adding electrical ... not perform properly. If you ever have to have your vehicle towed, see the part of this manual that tells how to do it without damaging your vehicle. See "Towing ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ...if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. ...on fairly level ground, always set your parking brake and move the shift lever to PARK (P). See... for your shift lever. PARK (P): This locks your front wheels. It's the best position to use when you...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... shift lock control system. You have to fully apply your regular brakes before you can shift... and release the shift lever button as you maintain brake application. Then press the shift lever button ... high speed) is dangerous. Unless your foot is firmly on the brake pedal, your vehicle could move very ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ...gives you more power but lower fuel economy. You can use SECOND ...you even more power but lower fuel economy than SECOND (2). You can ... slowly enough. NOTICE: If your front wheels can't turn, don't try ... with only the accelerator pedal. This could overheat and damage the transaxle. Use your brakes ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... OFF switch to turn off overdrive. A light on the instrument panel cluster will come on when this feature is used. ... Off Light"in the Index. Use this feature for better fuel economy. Fast starts use the most fuel while gradual starts give you the best fuel economy. When you turn on your vehicle the...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ...accelerator pedal. To stop, let up on the accelerator pedal and press the brake pedal. Just before the vehicle stops, press the clutch pedal and the brake pedal, and shift to NEUTRAL (N). NEUTRAL (N):... your transaxle. Also, use REVERSE (R) along with the parking brake for parking your vehicle. 2-19
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ...than one gear at a time when you downshift. This chart shows when to shift to the next gear for the best fuel economy. Manual Transaxle Recommended Shift Speeds ENGINE 1.8L... parking brake lever. If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will come on. If your speed drops below...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. If you have..., see "Towing a Trailer" in the Index. 1. Hold the brake pedal down with your right foot... pedal down. Pull the parking brake lever up until you can press... cause your rear brakes to overheat. You may have to replace them, and...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... running unless you have to. D Hold in the button on the shift lever. D Push the lever all the way toward the front of the vehicle. 3. Turn the ignition key to LOCK. 4. Remove ... is called "torque lock." To prevent torque lock, set the parking brake and then shift into PARK (P) ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... (P) before you release the parking brake. If torque lock does occur, you ... brake application, move the shift lever into the drive gear you want. 4. Have... control system. You have to fully apply your regular brakes before you... uphill) and firmly apply the parking brake. If you are towing a trailer, see...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    Parking Over Things That Burn Engine Exhaust CAUTION: Engine exhaust can kill. It contains the gas carbon monoxide (CO), which you can't... and D Have your vehicle fixed immediately. CAUTION: Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust parts under your vehicle and ignite. Don't park ...
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    ... the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. ... fairly level ground, always set your parking brake and move the shift lever to PARK (P). ... highest setting. One place this can happen is a garage. Exhaust -- with CO -- can come in easily. NEVER park ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... the window switches. Power Windows (Option) The switches on the driver's door control the power windows when the ignition is in the ON position. Push down on the front of a switch to lower a window and lift the front of the switch to raise the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ...your legs more room when you exit and enter the vehicle. To tilt the column, pull down on the lever. Move the steering wheel to a comfortable level, then move the lever upward to lock the column in place. D Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator D Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer D Flash-to-Pass 2-27
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ...is finished, the lever will return automatically. An arrow on the instrument panel cluster will flash in the direction of the turn or lane change. If a bulb is burned out, have it replaced to help avoid an accident. If the arrows don't go...
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    ... will continue until you release the lever. The wipers will run a few times if you have the intermittent wiper feature. See "Windshield Washer ... rain or snow, you might want to use this position rather than continuous wiping. You can change the time between wipes by turning the INT TIME band. Turn ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... traffic. Cruise control can be dangerous on slippery roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause needless wheel spinning, and you could ...of about 25 mph (40 km/h) or more without keeping your foot on the accelerator. This can really help on long trips. Cruise control does not work ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... Push the end of the cruise control lever. The CRUISE light on the instrument panel cluster will come on. See "Cruise Light" in the Index for more information. 2. Get up to the...at a desired speed and then you apply the brake. This, of course, shuts off the cruise control. But you...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... hills, you may have to step on the accelerator pedal to maintain your speed. When going downhill, you may have to brake or shift to a lower ... to turn off the cruise control: D Step lightly on the brake pedal or push the clutch pedal, if you have a manual transaxle. D Press the CRUISE ON-OFF button ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... Your vehicle is equipped with an automatic light sensor on top of the instrument panel, so be sure it is not covered...€™ll hear a tone when you open the driver’s door. Daytime Running Lamps Daytime Running ...(DRL) can make it easier for others to see the front of your vehicle during the day. DRL can...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ... running, D the headlamp switch is off, D the parking brake is released. When the DRL are on, only your headlamps ... vehicle with the DRL off, set the parking brake. The DRL will stay off until you ... This knob controls the brightness of your instrument panel lights. Turn the knob clockwise to brighten ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ...The lamp comes on and stays on whether or not a door is opened. OFF: The lamp stays off even ...a door is opened. After all of the doors are closed or until the ignition is turned on, the lamp will remain on for about 15 seconds ...will then go out. If you have a sunroof, you have a reading lamp near the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror An inside rearview mirror is attached to your roof. The mirror moves ... use the touch pad to adjust the mirror. Outside Manual Adjust Mirrors Adjust these mirrors by ... sitting in a comfortable driving position. Once you have adjusted both mirrors, move the switch back...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... and will have a tray located under the console lid. Door Storage Compartments The driver's door has a map/storage compartment. You will also have a storage compartment on the front passenger's door. 2-37
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter Pull the door to open the ashtray. To remove it, press down on the lock spring plate and pull the ... the lighter and the heating element. NOTICE: Don't put papers and other things that burn into your ashtray. If you do, cigarettes or other smoking materials could set ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    Sunroof (Option) If you have a sunroof, you can tilt or open it. To tilt the sunroof, slide the sunshade rearward, ... that points to the rear of the vehicle. To close it, push the other arrow that points to the front of the vehicle. The sunroof will close partially and stop. Push the arrow again to ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System 2-40
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ...Air Outlets B. Brightness Control C. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever D. Instrument Panel Cluster E. Windshield Wiper Control F. Windshield Washer ...) I. Comfort Control System J. Power Remote Mirror Control (If Equipped) K. Storage Compartment and Fuse Panel Cover L. Hood Release M. Tilt Wheel N. Horn...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    Instrument Panel Cluster Your instrument panel is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You'll know how fast you're going, how much fuel is left in the tank and many other things you'll need to drive safely and economically. Standard Cluster 2-42
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    Optional Cluster 2-43
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    ... zero and a label must be put on the driver's door to show the old mileage reading when the new ... panel cluster allows you to switch between the odometer and the two trip odometers. ... air temperature is displayed on the left side of the instrument panel, within the tachometer. The display will show ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... also 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. As .... Often gages and warning lights work together to let you know when there's a problem with your vehicle. When one of the warning lights comes on and stays on ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... Light There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows the words AIR BAG.... electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes ... others, have your vehicle serviced right away if the air bag readiness light stays ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ...part can still work and stop you. For good braking, though, you need both parts working well. If the warning light comes on, there is a brake problem. Have your brake system inspected right away. This light should come on when you turn...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ...and stopped carefully, have the vehicle towed for service. When the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will also come on when you set your parking brake. The light will stay on if your parking brake ... means you have a brake problem. Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light (Option) ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ...pulled off the road and stopped carefully, have the vehicle towed for service. If the anti-lock brake system warning light stays on longer than ... while you're driving, your vehicle needs service. If the light is on and the regular brake system warning light isn't on,...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... controls may not work as well, your fuel economy may not be as good and your .... The CHECK ENGINE light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions .... NOTICE: Modifications made to the engine, transaxle, exhaust or fuel system of your vehicle or the replacement ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ...recently put fuel into your vehicle? If so, reinstall the fuel cap, making sure to fully install the cap. ... in the Index. The diagnostic system can determine if the fuel cap has been left off or improperly installed. A loose or missing fuel cap will allow fuel to evaporate into the atmosphere. A few ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ...fuel should correct this condition. Make sure to install the fuel cap properly. See "Filling Your Tank"...few driving trips to turn the light off. Have you recently changed brands of fuel? If so,...and cause the light to turn on. If you experience one or more of these conditions, change the fuel brand...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ...Pressure Light If you have a problem with your oil, this light may stay on after you start ...others could be burned. Check your oil as soon as possible and have your vehicle serviced. This...€™t come on with the ignition on, you may have a problem with the fuse or bulb. Have it fixed right away. NOTICE...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... cruise control, or if the cruise control is cancelled, there may be a problem with your cruise control system. See your dealer for service. Fuel Gage Overdrive Off Light If you have an automatic transaxle with OVERDRIVE, this light appears on...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    .... None of these show a problem with your fuel gage. Low Fuel Light This light comes on when the fuel tank is low on fuel. D At ... filling the vehicle with fuel. speed up. To turn it off, add fuel to the tank. See "Fuel" in the Index. D It takes the gage several minutes ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems In this section, you'll find out how to operate the comfort control and audio systems offered with your vehicle. Be sure to read about the particular systems supplied with your vehicle. 3-2 3-3 3-4 3-4 3-4 3-5 3-6 3-6 3-7 3-10 Comfort Controls Air ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ...in this section. Airflow Knob VENT: This setting directs the air though the instrument panel outlets. BI-LEVEL: This position directs the airflow through the instrument panel vents and toward the floor. FLOOR: This position directs the airflow toward the floor. DEFOG: This ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ...is explained under "Climate Control System" in this part. The incoming air is cooled and dehumidified instead of being heated. Push the A/C button to change your comfort control system from heating to air conditioning. A light will come on when the air conditioning ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... This setting directs outside air toward your body and warmer air toward your feet....white area and the fan knob toward HI. The A/C light will come on and the A/C compressor may run to ...defogger off when the window is clear. Leaving the defogger on for a long time could cause the battery to run down, ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... like a temporary vehicle license or a decal across the defogger grid on the rear window. NOTICE: Don't use a razor blade or something else sharp on the inside of the rear window. If you do, you could cut or damage the warming grid, and the repairs wouldn't be covered by your warranty. Your ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    Ventilation Tips D Keep the hood and front air inlet free of ice, snow or any ... snow and moisture, and reduces the chance of fogging the inside of your windows. objects. This helps air to circulate ... the ignition on or off. D Keep the air path under the front seats clear of D Shut off outboard dash ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    AM-FM Stereo Finding a Station AM FM: Press this button to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. The display shows your selection. TUNE: Turn this knob to choose radio stations. SEEK: Press the right arrow to tune to the next higher station and the left arrow to tune to the next lower station and stay ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    PRESET SCAN: Use PRESET SCAN to listen to each of your preset stations for a few seconds. Press and hold one of the SEEK arrows for more than four seconds until you hear two beeps. The radio will go to the first preset station stored on your pushbuttons, except those stations with weak reception, ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ...the display. Then press and hold the up arrow to move the sound to the front speakers or the down arrow to move the sound to the rear speakers. "F" and a number will appear on the display when the sound is balanced toward the front speakers. "R" and a number will appear on the display when ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player (If Equipped) Finding a Station AM FM: Press this button to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. The display shows your selection. TUNE: Turn this knob to choose radio stations. SEEK: Press the right arrow to tune to the next higher station and the left arrow to ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    PRESET SCAN: Use PRESET SCAN to listen to each of your preset stations for a few seconds. Press and hold one of the SEEK arrows for more than four seconds until you hear two beeps. The radio will go to the first preset station stored on your pushbuttons, except stations with weak reception, stop ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ...the display. Then press and hold the up arrow to move the sound to the front speakers or the down arrow to move the sound to the rear speakers. "F" and a number will appear on the display when the sound is balanced toward the front speakers. "R" and a number will appear on the display when ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ...on the display while the cassette player is in PREV mode. Your tape must have at least three seconds of silence between each selection for PREV to work... the display while the cassette player is in NEXT mode. Your tape must have at least three seconds of silence between each selection for NEXT to work...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    FWD (4): Press this button to advance quickly to another part of the tape. FWD will appear on the display. Press the... you must disable the TIGHT/LOOSE TAPE sensor. Press and hold the TAPE button for...not been configured properly for your vehicle and must be returned to the dealership for service. 3-14
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... this knob to recall the station being played or to display the clock. Pressing RCL while playing a CD will also display the CD track number or elapsed time of CD track. Finding a Station AM FM: Press this button to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. The display shows your selection. TUNE: Turn this ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    PUSHBUTTONS: The six numbered pushbuttons let you return to your favorite stations. You can set up to 18 stations (six AM, six FM1 and six FM2). Just: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press AM FM to select the band. 3. Tune in the desired station. 4. Press and hold one of the six numbered buttons until you...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ...the display. Then press and hold the up arrow to move the sound to the front speakers or the down arrow to move the sound to the rear speakers. "F" and a number will appear on the display when the sound is balanced toward the front speakers. "R" and a number will appear on the display when ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... it to play the passage. The display will show elapsed time while reversing. FWD (4): Press and ...disc is playing. The inactive CD will remain safely inside the radio for future listening. EJECT: Press ... been configured properly for your vehicle and must be returned to the dealership for service. 3-18...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    Understanding Radio Reception AM The range for most AM stations is greater than for FM, especially at night. The longer range, however, can cause stations to interfere with each other. AM can pick up noise from things like storms and power lines. Try reducing the treble to reduce this noise if you ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... of the cleaner cassette turn. The recommended cleaning cassette is available through your dealership (GM Part No. 12344789). When using a scrubbing action, non-..., wet-type cleaner which uses a cassette with a fabric belt to clean the tape head. This type of cleaning cassette will ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... the mast is still tightened to the rear quarter panel. Care of Your Compact Discs Handle discs carefully. Store them in their original cases or other ...center to the edge. Be sure never to touch the signal surface when handling discs. Pick up discs by grasping the outer edges ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ...We've also included many other useful tips on driving. 4-2 4-3 4-6 4-6 4-9 4-12 4-12 4-14 4-15 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 4-28...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ...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 ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ...obvious way to solve the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and ... situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone ... annual motor vehicle-related deaths have been associated with the use of alcohol, with more ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ...A person who consumes food just before or during drinking will have a somewhat lower BAC level. There is a gender difference, too. Women generally have a lower relative percentage of body water than men. Since alcohol is carried in body water, this means that a woman generally will reach a higher ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... a collision. At a BAC level of 0.10 percent, the chance of this driver having a collision is 12 times greater; at a level of 0.15 percent, the chance is 25 times greater! The body takes about an hour to rid itself of the alcohol in one drink. No amount of coffee or number ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... 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 ... meet the road. Braking Braking action involves perception time and reaction time. First, you have to decide to push on the brake pedal. That's perception time. Then ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... pace with traffic. This is a mistake. Your brakes may not have time to cool between hard stops.... vehicle has anti-lock brakes, this warning light on the instrument panel will come on briefly when you start... there's a problem with the anti-lock brake system, the anti-lock brake system warning light ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... 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...is about to stop rolling, the computer will separately work the brakes at each front wheel and at both rear wheels. You ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... stopping distance. If you get too close to the vehicle in front of you, you won't have time to apply your brakes if that vehicle suddenly slows or stops. Always ... anti-lock, you can steer and brake at the same time. However, if you don't have anti-lock, your first reaction ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ...on curves. The traction of the tires against the road surface makes it possible for the vehicle to change its path when you turn the front wheels. If there's no traction, inertia will keep the vehicle going in the same direction. If you've ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... car suddenly pulls out from nowhere, or a child 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 sometimes you can't; there isn't room. That's the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ...a two-lane highway waits for just the right moment, accelerates, moves around the vehicle ahead, then goes back.... If you have any doubt whatsoever about making a successful pass, wait for a better time. If ... wheel up to one-quarter turn until the right front tire contacts the pavement edge. Then turn ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... left lane change signal before moving out of the right lane to pass. When you are far enough ahead of the passed vehicle to see its front in your inside mirror, activate your right lane change signal and move back into the right lane. (Remember that ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ...happens when the three control systems (brakes, steering and acceleration) don't have enough friction ...wheels to spin. A cornering skid and an acceleration skid are best handled by easing your foot ..., acceleration or braking (including engine braking by shifting to a lower gear). Any sudden changes ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... some drivers are likely to be impaired -- by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. Here are some tips on night driving. D Drive ... you are wise to wear sunglasses. Your eyes will have less trouble adjusting to night. But if you're driving, don't wear sunglasses at night. ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... much worse by dirt on the glass. Even the inside of the glass can build up a film ... 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 .... And, if your tires don't have much tread left, you'll...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ...or even going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try to avoid puddles. But if ... driving through a large puddle of water or a car wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes work normally. Hydroplaning Hydroplaning is ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    Hydroplaning doesn't happen often. But it can if your tires do not have much tread or if the pressure in one or more is low. It can happen ... you pass another vehicle. Allow yourself more clear room ahead, and be prepared to have your view restricted by road spray. (See "Tires" in the Index.) D...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... to use the freeways that rim and crisscross most large cities. You'll save time and energy. (See the next part, "Freeway Driving.") D Treat a green light as a warning signal. A traffic light is there because the corner is busy ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... or superhighways) are the safest of all roads. But they have their own special rules. The most important ... is usually a ramp that leads to the freeway. If you have a clear view of the freeway as you drive along ... right lane unless you want to pass. Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ...full? Are all windows clean inside and outside? D Wiper Blades: Are they in good shape? D Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: Have you checked ...weather outlook D Maps: Do you have up-to-date maps? along your route? Should you delay your trip a short time to avoid a major storm ...
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    ... safer and more enjoyable. D If you get sleepy, pull off the road into a rest, service D Keep your vehicle in good shape. Check all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system and transaxle. These parts can work hard on mountain roads. 4-22
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    ..., like a stalled car or an accident. warn of special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-passing... downhill in NEUTRAL (N) or with the ignition off is dangerous. Your brakes will have to do all the work of slowing down... work well. You would then have poor braking or even none going down a...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    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 shovel...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... tires even more. Unless you have the anti-lock braking system, you'll want to brake very gently, too. (If you do have anti-lock... stop on a slippery road.) Whether you have the anti-lock braking system or not, you'll... would on dry pavement. Without anti-lock brakes, if you feel your vehicle ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    Remember, unless you have anti-lock, if you brake so hard ... stop rolling, you'll just slide. Brake so your wheels always keep ... You're Caught in a Blizzard D Whatever your braking system, allow greater following distance ...If you see a patch of ice ahead of you, brake before you are on it. Try not ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... keep CO out. Run your engine only as long as you must. This saves fuel. When you run the engine, make it go a little faster than just idle. That is, push the accelerator slightly. This uses less fuel for the heat that you get and it keeps the battery charged. You will need a well-...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... you feel really uncomfortable from the cold. But do it as little as possible. Preserve the fuel as long as you can. To help keep warm, you can get out ... and the total weight that you can carry. This weight is called the Vehicle Capacity Weight and includes the weight of all occupants, cargo and all ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    And, if you do have a heavy load, you should spread it out. Don't ...than the GVWR, or either the maximum front or rear GAWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle can break,...or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for either the front or rear axle. NOTICE: Your warranty does not cover parts or components ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... in this section. But trailering is different than just driving your vehicle by itself. Trailering means changes in handling, durability and fuel economy. Successful, safe trailering takes correct equipment, and it has to be used properly. ...
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    That's the reason for this part. In it are many time-tested, important trailering tips and safety rules. Many of these ...more than 55 mph (90 km/h)) to save wear on your vehicle's parts. D Obey speed limit restrictions when towing a trailer. Three important considerations have to do with weight:...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... Vehicle" in the Index for more information about your vehicle's maximum load capacity. If you're using a weight-carrying hitch, the trailer tongue ... weigh 10 percent of the total loaded trailer weight (B). If you have a weight-distributing hitch, the trailer tongue (A) should weigh 12 percent ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ...€™ll need the right 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 to install, adjust and maintain them properly. If...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... won't work well. You could even lose your brakes. D Will the trailer brake parts take 3,000 psi Before you start, check ... the open road, you'll want to get to know your rig. Acquaint yourself with the feel of handling and braking with the added weight of the trailer. And always keep in mind ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... turn, change lanes or stop. When towing a trailer, the arrows on your instrument panel will flash for turns even if the bulbs on the trailer are burned out. Thus, you may think drivers behind you are seeing your signal when they are not....
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ...then shift to PARK (P), or REVERSE (R) for a manual transaxle. 5. Release the regular brakes. Parking on Hills When You ...your regular brakes, but don't shift into PARK (P) yet, or into gear for a manual... on the brake pedal. 3. Drive slowly until the trailer is clear of the chocks. 4. Stop and have...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... important 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 ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... 5 Problems on the Road Here you'll find what to do about some problems that can occur on the road. 5-2 5-2 5-3 5-8 5-9 Hazard Warning Flashers Other Warning Devices Jump Starting ... 5-18 5-18 5-28 5-29 Cooling System If a Tire Goes Flat Changing a Flat Tire Compact Spare Tire If You're Stuck: In ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    Hazard Warning Flashers Press the button on the center of instrument panel above the audio system to make your front and rear turn signal lamps flash on ...others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off. If you ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... can hurt you. They can be dangerous because: D They contain acid that can burn you. D They contain gas that can explode or ignite. D They contain enough electricity to burn you. If you don't follow these steps exactly, some or all of these things can...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... Check the other vehicle. It must have a 12-volt battery with a negative ground system... the possibility of the vehicles rolling, set the parking brake firmly on both vehicles involved in the jump... transaxle in PARK (P) or a manual transaxle in NEUTRAL (N) before setting the parking brake. 3. Turn off...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... a match near a battery can cause battery gas to explode. People have been hurt doing this, and some have been blinded. Use a flashlight if you need more light. Be sure ...If you don't, explosive gas could be present. Battery fluid contains acid that can burn you. Don't get it on you. If you ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    7. Don't let the other end touch metal. Connect it to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. 6. Connect the red positive (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the vehicle with the dead battery. Use a remote positive (+) ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... start after a few tries, it probably needs service. 12. Remove the cables in reverse order ... dead battery. It goes to a heavy, unpainted metal part on the engine of the vehicle with the dead battery. Attach ...dead battery, but not near engine parts that move. The electrical connection is just as good ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... is used to tow a vehicle. Your vehicle can be towed with wheel-lift or car carrier equipment. Consult your dealer or a professional towing service if you need to have your vehicle towed. See "Roadside Assistance" in the Index. 5-8
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... coolant temperature gage on your instrument panel. See "Gages" in the Index. CAUTION: Steam from an overheated engine can burn you badly, even if you ... in it can catch fire. You or others could be badly burned. Stop your engine if it overheats, and get out of...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... overheat warning but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little too hot when you: If you no longer have the overheat warning, you can drive... overheat warning with no sign of steam, try this for a minute or so: 1. If you have an air conditioner...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... Keep hands, clothing and tools away from any underhood electric fan. If the coolant inside the coolant recovery tank is boiling, don't do anything else until it ... in the cooling system. A. Electric Engine Cooling Fans B. Radiator Pressure Cap C. Coolant Recovery Tank 5-11
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... them. If you do, you can be burned. Don't run the engine if there ...cause an engine fire, and you could be burned. Get any leak fixed before ...Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank If you haven't found a problem yet, but ...catch fire and you or others could be burned. Use a 50/50 mixture of clean,...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    .... Use the recommended coolant and the proper coolant mixture. CAUTION: You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Don't spill coolant on a hot engine. ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ...a hot cooling system can blow out and burn you badly. They are under pressure, and if...they can come out at high speed. Never turn the cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap, is...the cooling system and radiator pressure cap to cool if you ever have to turn the pressure cap. 5-...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... Coolant to the Radiator 1. You can remove the radiator pressure cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. Turn the ... stops. (Don't press down while turning the pressure cap.) If you hear a hiss, wait for that to ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... "Engine Coolant" in the Index for more information about the proper coolant mixture.) 4. Then fill the coolant recovery tank to the FULL mark. 5. Put the cap back on the coolant recovery tank, but leave the radiator pressure cap off....
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fans. 7. By this time, the coolant level inside the radiator filler neck may be lower. If the level is lower, add more of... of the filler neck. 8. Then replace the pressure cap. At any time during this procedure if coolant begins to flow ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ...But if you should ever have a "blowout," here are a few tips about what to expect and what to do: If a front tire fails, the flat tire will create a drag that ...move, you can put blocks at the front and rear of the tire farthest away from the one being changed. That would be the tire...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    Removing the Spare Tire and Tools A. Spare Tire The following steps will tell you how to use the jack and change a tire. B. Jack Handle C. Wheel Wrench D. Jack 5-19
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... information about the compact spare. Remove the wheel wrench, jack and jack handle from the foam tray. The jack is on the right side of the trunk. Turn the ... clamps. If the jack screw is too tight, use the end of the jack handle to loosen it. The tools you'll be using include the jack (A), jack ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    Attach the jack handle to the jack. Turn the jack handle clockwise to raise the lift head. Remove the wheel cover, if your vehicle is equipped with one, by using the flat end of the wheel wrench. Pry along the edge of the wheel cover until it comes off. 5-21
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire If your wheel has a center cover, insert the flat end of the wheel wrench into the slot to remove the center cap. Pry the cap off. 1. Using the wheel wrench, loosen all the wheel nuts. Don't remove them yet. 5-22
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... when it is jacked up is dangerous. If the vehicle slips off the jack, you could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. CAUTION: 2. Position the jack and raise the jack lift head until it fits firmly into the notches closest to the flat tire. ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    4. Remove all the wheel nuts and take off the flat tire. 3. Raise the vehicle by rotating the jack handle clockwise. Raise the vehicle far enough off the ground so there is enough room for the spare tire to fit. 5. Remove any rust or dirt from the wheel bolts, mounting surfaces and spare wheel. ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    CAUTION: Rust or dirt on the wheel, 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 ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ...as shown. CAUTION: 7. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack handle counterclockwise. Lower the jack completely. Incorrect wheel ...to use the correct wheel nuts. If you have to replace them, be sure to get new GM... somewhere as soon as you can and have the nuts tightened with a torque wrench to 76 lb-ft...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    NOTICE: 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 a wheel cover ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... can finish your trip and have your full-size tire repaired ... it again. A. Spare or Flat Tire B. Jack Handle C. Wheel Wrench D. Jack Return the jack, jack handle, wheel wrench and flat or spare tire to the storage area. NOTICE:... damage the tire and wheel, and maybe other parts of your vehicle. 5-28...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... others could be injured. And, the transaxle or other parts of the vehicle can overheat. That could cause an...55 km/h) as shown on the speedometer. NOTICE: Tire chains won't fit your compact spare....destroy your transaxle. For information about using tire chains on your vehicle, see "Tire Chains"...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... and right. That will clear the area around your front wheels. Then shift back and ... pedal while you shift, and press lightly on the accelerator pedal when the transaxle is in gear. By slowly ... equipped with recovery hooks. The recovery hooks are provided at the front of your vehicle. They can only be...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... Always pull the vehicle straight out. Never pull on the hooks at a sideways angle. The hooks could break off and you or others could be injured from the chain or cable snapping back. NOTICE: Never use the recovery hooks to tow the vehicle. Your vehicle could be damaged and it would not be covered ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ...about the care of your vehicle. This section begins with service and fuel information, and then it shows how to ...20 6-21 6-22 6-24 6-25 6-26 Service Fuel Fuels in Foreign Countries Filling Your Tank Filling a Portable...36 6-43 6-44 6-46 6-46 6-47 6-52 6-53 6-58 6-58 6-59 Brakes Battery Bulb Replacement...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... You'll get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you'll want to ... GM. Genuine GM parts have one of these marks: Doing Your Own Service Work If you ...own service work, you'll want to use the proper service manual. It tells you much more about how ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... the wrong fasteners, parts can later break or fall off. You could be hurt. Fuel Use regular unleaded gasoline rated at ...damage your engine. If you’re using fuel rated at 87 octane or higher and you ...€™s normal, and you don’t have to buy a higher octane fuel to get rid of pinging. Itମ.
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... failure. In the event it is determined that the cause of the condition is the type of fuels used, repairs may not be covered by... tricarbonyl (MMT); ask your service station operator whether or not the fuel contains MMT. ... Don't use it. It can corrode metal parts in your fuel system and also damage ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... on fuel. Costly repairs caused by use of improper fuel wouldn't be covered by your warranty. To check on ... 8P7 Filling Your Tank CAUTION: Gasoline vapor is highly flammable. It burns violently, and that ... sparks, flames and smoking materials away from gasoline. Remote Fuel Door Release Lever 6-5
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    Remote Fuel Door Release Lever The fuel door release lever is near the floor to the left of the driver's seat. The cap is behind a hinged door on the driver's side of your vehicle. While refueling, hang the cap inside the fuel door. To remove the cap, turn it slowly to the left (...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... you could be badly burned. Gasoline can spray out on you if you open the fuel filler ...the cap. The diagnostic system can determine if the fuel cap has been left off or ...cause your malfunction indicator lamp to light and your fuel tank and emissions system may be damaged. See "Malfunction Indicator ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ...Portable Fuel Container CAUTION: Never fill a portable fuel container while it is in your vehicle. Static electricity ...underhood electric fan. CAUTION: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a... These include liquids like gasoline, oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield washer and other...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    1. To open the hood, first pull the release handle inside the vehicle. It's on the lower left side of the instrument panel to the left of the steering... hood prop rod into the slot in the hood. 2. Then go to the front of the vehicle. Release the secondary hood release by pulling up...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... Pressure Cap C. Engine Compartment G. Coolant Recovery Tank Fuse Block Before closing the hood, be sure all the filler caps are on properly. H. I. J. K. Brake Fluid Reservoir Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Battery Engine Compartment Fuse Blocks 6-10
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    Engine Oil If the engine oil pressure light appears on the instrument panel, it means you need to check ...oil level right away. The engine oil dipstick is located in the center of the engine compartment. The dipstick handle is a yellow loop. For more information, see "Engine Oil Pressure Light" ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... at least one quart of oil. But you must use the right kind. This part explains what kind of oil to use. For crankcase capacity, see "Capacities and Specifications" in the Index. The engine oil fill cap is located in the center of the engine compartment. Be sure ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... 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...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... will need for good performance and engine protection. When to Change Engine Oil NOTICE: Use only engine oil with the American ...sooner. If any one of these is true for your vehicle, then you need to change your oil and filter every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or 3 months -- whichever occurs first. 6-14...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... to the environment. If you change your own oil, be sure to drain all free-flowing oil from the filter before disposal. Don't ever dispose of oil by putting... used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or a local ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... engine with the air cleaner/filter off can cause you or others to be burned. The air cleaner not... could be burned. Don't drive with it off, and be careful working on the engine with the air cleaner/filter ...your engine, which will damage it. Always have the air cleaner/filter in place when you're ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... Check and Change A good time to check your automatic transaxle fluid level is when the engine oil is ... out and fall on hot engine parts or exhaust system parts, starting a fire. Be sure to ... done at the dealership service department. If you do it yourself, be sure to follow all the instructions here,...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... place. Keep the engine running. in PARK (P). D With the parking brake applied, place the shift lever D With your foot on the brake pedal, move the shift lever through each gear range, pausing .... 1. The automatic transaxle dipstick has an orange handle and is located near the coolant recovery ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    If the fluid level is low, add only enough of the proper fluid to bring the level into the area between dimples on the dipstick. 1. Pull out the dipstick. 2. Using a long-neck funnel, add enough fluid at the dipstick hole to bring it to the proper level. It doesn't take much fluid, generally less...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    Manual Transaxle Fluid When to Check A good time to have it checked is when the engine oil is changed. However, the fluid in your manual transaxle doesn't require ... the fluid could come out and fall on hot engine parts or exhaust system parts, starting a fire. Be sure to get an ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... fluid won't correct a leak. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to... to make sure that the fluid level is at the MIN mark. If the level is below the MIN mark, see the instructions on the reservoir cap. 6-21
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ...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. A 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water...engine could catch fire and you or others could be burned. Use a 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ...warranty. Too much water in the mixture can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. If you have to add coolant more than four times a year, have your dealer check your cooling system. Checking Coolant The vehicle must be ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... to blow out and burn you badly. With the coolant recovery tank, you will almost never have to add coolant ... filler neck. CAUTION: You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol, and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Don't spill coolant ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ...fluid unless you suspect there is a leak in the system or you hear an unusual noise. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. How To Check Power Steering Fluid You can check your fluid without taking the cap...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... power steering fluid or making a complete fluid change, always use the proper fluid. Failure ...windshield washer fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If you will be operating ... freezing. Open the cap with the washer symbol on it. Add washer fluid until the tank is full....
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ...When using concentrated washer fluid, D follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water. Don't mix water with ...freeze and damage your washer fluid tank and other parts of the washer system. Also, ... washer system and paint. Brakes Brake Fluid D D Your brake master cylinder reservoir is ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... entering the reservoir. CAUTION: CAUTION: If you have too much brake fluid, it can spill on the engine. The fluid will burn if the engine is hot enough. You or others could be burned, and your vehicle could be damaged. Add brake fluid only when work is done on the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... system can damage brake system parts so badly that they'll have to be replaced. .... See "Appearance Care" in the Index. Brake Wear Your vehicle has front disc brakes and rear drum brakes. Disc brake pads have .... When you hear the brake wear warning sound, have your vehicle serviced. NOTICE: ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... be removed and inspected each time the tires are removed for rotation or changing. When you have the front brake pads replaced, have the rear brakes inspected, too...are wrong for your vehicle, the balance between your front and rear brakes can change -- for the worse. The braking ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... need to use. For any bulb changing procedure not listed in this section, contact your Chevrolet dealer’s service department. Vehicle Storage If youମ.. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. CAUTION: Batteries have acid that can burn you and gas that can explode. You can...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    Headlamps 1. Open the hood. 2. Remove the screw near the top outside of the headlamp assembly. 3. Remove the bolt (A) near the top inside of the headlamp assembly. 4. Remove the bolt (B) near the top outside of the headlamp assembly. 5. Remove the headlamp assembly by pulling up and out. 6. Remove ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    8. Press down and move the metal retainer away from you and then lift the metal retainer to the right. 9. Pull the bulb socket out of the housing. 10. Gently pull the bulb straight out of the socket. 11. Reverse the steps to install the new bulb and replace the headlamp assembly. 6-33
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    .... 4. Push and turn counterclockwise to remove the bulb. 5. Reverse the steps to install the new bulb and replace the assembly. 2. Remove the front sidemarker assembly by pulling forward. 3. Turn the lamp socket counterclockwise. 6-34
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... combination lamps: 1. Open the trunk. 2. Remove the three plastic screws. 3. Pull back the access panel. 4. Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise and pull it out...., turn it counterclockwise to remove the housing. Then pull the bulb straight out from the socket. 7. Reverse the steps to ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... comes with high-quality tires made by a leading tire manufacturer. If you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your Chevrolet Warranty booklet for details. CAUTION: (Continued) D Underinflated tires ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... too much air (overinflation), you can get the following: D Unusual wear D Bad handling D Rough ride D Needless damage from road hazards. When to Check Check ... the following: D Too much flexing D Too much heat D Tire overloading D Bad wear D Bad handling D Bad fuel economy. NOTICE: (Continued) 6-37
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... tire in your tire rotation. After the tires have been rotated, adjust the front and rear inflation pressures as shown on the Tire-Loading Information label. Make ... dirt on a wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make wheel nuts become loose after a time. The wheel ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... cause you to lose control while driving. If you mix tires of different sizes or types (radial and bias-belted tires), the vehicle may not handle properly, and you could have a crash. Using tires of different sizes may also cause damage to your ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ...with the wheels on your vehicle. The grades are molded on the sidewalls of most passenger car tires. The Uniform Tire Quality Grading system does not ... cm), or to some limited-production tires. While the tires available on General Motors passenger cars and light trucks may vary with respect to these...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ...: The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or ... failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... vehicle. NOTICE: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer calibration, headlamp aim, ... wheel nuts on your vehicle can be dangerous. It could affect the braking and handling of your vehicle, make your tires lose air and make you lose control. ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ...be sure to follow the manufacturer's warnings and instructions. And always open your doors or windows when you're cleaning the inside. Never use ... only SAE Class "S" type chains that are the proper size for your tires. Install them on the front tires and tighten ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    Don't use any of these unless this manual says you can. In many uses, these will... any loose dirt. 2. Always clean a whole trim panel or section. Mask surrounding trim along stitch or ...Index.) Here are some cleaning tips: D Always read the instructions on the cleaner label. D Clean up stains as soon...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... dry completely. 3. If a stain remains, follow instructions for Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner. Cleaning ... See your dealer for this product. Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel Use only mild soap and water to clean the top surfaces of the instrument panel. Sprays containing silicones or waxes ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ...cause scratches. Avoid placing decals on the inside rear window, since they may have to be scraped off later. If abrasive cleaners are used on the inside of the rear window, an ... Powder (non-scratching glass cleaning powder), GM Part No. 1050011. The windshield is clean if beads do ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... cold water. Don't wash your vehicle in the direct rays of the sun. Use a car washing soap. Don't use strong soaps or chemical detergents. Be ...cotton towel to avoid surface scratches and water spotting. High pressure car washes may cause water to enter your vehicle. Weatherstrips Silicone grease...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses Use lukewarm or cold water, a soft cloth and a car washing soap to clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing Your Vehicle." NOTICE: Machine compounding or aggressive polishing on a basecoat/...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... wipe off any overspray or splash from all painted surfaces on the body or wheels of the vehicle. Petroleum-based products may damage the... repair or replacement, make sure the body repair shop applies anti-corrosion material to the parts repaired or replaced to restore corrosion protection. Original ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ...dust control can collect on the underbody. If these are not removed, accelerated corrosion (rust) can occur on the underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan and exhaust system even though they have corrosion protection. 6-50
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ...leather, wood, acrylics, Plexiglas , plastic, rubber and vinyl Cleans carpets, seats, interior trim, door panels and floor mats Spray on and rinse ... * For exterior use only. ** Not recommended for use on instrument panels. t Protectant t Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner 1052929 16 ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    .... It's very helpful if you ever need to order parts. On this label is: This is the legal identifier for your vehicle. It appears on a plate in the front corner of the instrument panel, on the driver's side. You can see it if you look through the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... electrical to your vehicle, see "Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle" in the Index. Windshield Wipers Fuses The windshield wiper motor is protected by a circuit breaker and a fuse. If the motor overheats due to heavy snow, etc., the wiper will stop until the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ...of fires caused by electrical problems. Look at the silver-colored band inside the fuse. If the band is... If you ever have a problem on the road and don't have a spare fuse, you can... cover. To remove the storage compartment cover: 1. Open the storage compartment door. 2. Lift the storage compartment ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...Cruise Control, Cooling Fans Starting System Not Used Fuel Injection System, Charge Indicator, Air Bag System Power Door Locks RKE System, Sunroof, Power Windows, Rear...Lock Control System DEF System, Fuel Injection System Exterior Lamps, Instrument Panel Dimming Air Bag Indicator ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... The larger electrical center in the engine compartment has a fuse puller located between the EFI and FAN relays. You can use the puller to remove any fuses. Fuse/Relay SPARE SPARE SPARE FL ABS...High-Beam) HEAD HAZARD AM2 This engine compartment fuse/relay block is located on the driver's side of ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... Right Headlamp (High-Beam) Engine Compartment Fuse/Relay Block (Driver's Side) Fuel Injection System Horn System Fuel Injection System (Relay) Cooling Fan (Relay) Cooling Fan ... (Relay) Air Conditioner Fan Relay #3 Air Conditioner Fan Relay #2 Instrument Panel Dimming (Relay) 6-57
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    Engine Compartment Fuse/Relay Block (Passenger's Side) Replacement Bulbs Lamps Bulb Number Headlamp High/Low Beam ...HB 2 Front Turn Signal/Sidemarker ...3157NA Stoplamp/Taillamp ...3157 Back-Up ...921 Rear Sidemarker ...194 ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    Engine Oil (Change w/ Filter*) ...3.9 quarts (3.7 L) Fuel Tank ...13.2 U.S. gallons (50 L) * When changing the oil... Cleaner/Filter ...GM Part No. 94853522 Battery ...35-60 Engine Oil Filter ...GM Part No. 25014441 Fuel Filter ...GM Part No. 94854620 PCV Valve ...GM Part No. 94853556 Radiator Pressure...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... needs these services to retain its safety, dependability and emission control performance. 7-2 7-4 7-8 7-26 Introduction Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Short Trip/City Scheduled ... 7-37 7-42 7-44 7-46 Part B: Owner Checks and Services Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Part...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ...good condition, please maintain your vehicle properly. Maintenance Requirements Have you purchased the GM Protection Plan? The Plan supplements ..., checks, inspections and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in good working condition. Any ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ...Maintenance Services" shows what to have done and how often. Some of these services can be complex,...service department or another qualified service center do these jobs. "Part B: Owner Checks ...service department or another qualified service center should perform. "Part D: Recommended Fluids and...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ..., see your dealer. This part tells you the maintenance services you should have done and ... GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using genuine GM parts. The proper fluids ... road surfaces within legal D use the recommended fuel. See "Fuel" in the Index. Selecting the Right ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    .../City Intervals Every 3,000 Miles (5 000 km): Engine Oil and Filter Change (or 3 months, whichever occurs first). Every 6,000 ... conditions). Every 30,000 Miles (50 000 km): Engine Air Cleaner Filter Replacement. Fuel Tank, Cap, Cap Gasket and Lines Inspection (or every 24 months, whichever occurs ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... Whichever Occurs First): Engine Accessory Drive Belt Inspection. These intervals only summarize maintenance services. Be sure to follow the complete scheduled maintenance on the following pages. Long Trip/...fully warmed engine under highway conditions causes engine oil to break down slower....
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ... Intervals Every 7,500 Miles (12 500 km): Engine Oil and Filter Change (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). ... 30,000 Miles (50 000 km): Spark Plug Replacement. Engine Air Cleaner Filter Replacement. Fuel Tank, Cap, Cap Gasket and Lines Inspection (or every 24 months, whichever occurs first)....
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... following. # Lubricate the parking brake cable guides, underbody contact points and linkage. + A good time to check your brakes is during tire rotation. See "Brake System Inspection" under "Periodic Maintenance Inspections" in Part C of this schedule. Footnotes [ The...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... (5 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever ... ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 6,000 Miles (10 000 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or ... (15 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... 000 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components ...000 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Change automatic transaxle fluid every ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ...Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j...35 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, ...Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ...27,000 Miles (45 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). ... BY: 30,000 Miles (50 000 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance j Inspect fuel tank, cap, cap gasket and lines for damage or leaks j j (or ... pressure cap and neck. Pressure test cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote [.) Change manual transaxle fluid every 30,000 miles (50 000 km) only if ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ...(55 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever ... Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j...65 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... 000 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components ...000 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Change automatic transaxle fluid every ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ...Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j...85 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, ...Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ...57,000 Miles (95 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). ... BY: 60,000 Miles (100 000 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ...if necessary (or every 48 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Inspect fuel tank, cap, cap gasket and lines for damage or leaks (or every 24 months, whichever ... [.) j Change manual transaxle fluid every 30,000 miles (50 000 km) only if your vehicle ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    .... 63,000 Miles (105 000 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE...) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ...,000 Miles (115 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). ... BY: 72,000 Miles (120 000 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... Maintenance 75,000 Miles (125 000 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Inspect engine ...) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ...,000 Miles (135 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). ... BY: 84,000 Miles (140 000 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ... Service. Replace engine air cleaner filter (or every 24 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Inspect fuel tank, cap, cap gasket and lines for damage or leaks (or every 24 months, whichever occurs first). Replace parts as ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... Pressure test cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote [.) j Change manual transaxle fluid every 30,000 miles (50 ...000 Miles (155 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... Maintenance 96,000 Miles (160 000 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis... Miles (165 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... following. # Lubricate the parking brake cable guides, underbody contact points and linkage. + A good time to check your brakes is during tire rotation. See "Brake System Inspection" under "Periodic Maintenance Inspections" in Part C of this schedule. Footnotes [ The...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... 7,500 Miles (12 500 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate ... +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 15,000 Miles (25 000 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... Maintenance 22,500 Miles (37 500 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first)....cleaner filter (or every 24 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Inspect fuel tank, cap, cap gasket and lines for damage or leaks (or every 24 months, whichever ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    .... Clean radiator, condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure test cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote [.) j Change manual transaxle fluid every 30,000 miles (50 000 km) only if your vehicle is ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... 37,500 Miles (62 500 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate ... +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 45,000 Miles (75 000 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission ... 52,500 Miles (87 500 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance 60,000 Miles (100 000 km) (Continued) Inspect fuel tank, cap, cap gasket and lines for damage (or ...Pressure test cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote [.) j Change manual transaxle fluid every 30,...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission ...67,500 Miles (112 500 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... vehicle under any of these conditions, check the fluid. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An...500 Miles (137 500 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance j Inspect fuel tank, cap, cap gasket and lines for damage or leaks j j j j... pressure cap and neck. Pressure test cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote [.) Change manual transaxle fluid every 30,000 miles (50 000 km) only ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) j Rotate ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ... Latch Operation Check Pull the primary hood latch release handle inside the vehicle. The secondary latch should keep the hood ... in the Index for further details. At Each Fuel Fill It is important for you or a service station attendant to perform these underhood checks at each fuel fill. Engine Oil ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... anything that might keep a safety belt or built-in child restraint system from doing its job, have it repaired. Have any...a Year Restraint System Check Make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, ... any other loose or damaged safety belt and built-in child restraint system parts. 7-38
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... Body Lubrication Service Lubricate all hood latch assembly, secondary latch, pivots, spring anchor, release pawl, hood and body door hinges, rear compartment and any folding seat hardware. Part D tells you what to use. More frequent lubrication ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... parked on a level surface. 2. Firmly apply the parking brake (see "Parking Brake" in the Index if necessary). NOTE: Be ready to apply the regular brake immediately if the vehicle begins to move. ... vehicle needs service. Ignition Transaxle Lock Check While parked, and with the parking brake ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... and property could be damaged. Make sure there is room in front of your vehicle in case it begins to roll. Be ready to apply the regular brake at once ... brake followed by the regular brake. D To check the PARK (P) mechanism's holding ability: Underbody Flushing Service At least every ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... be found in a service manual. See "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index. Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection Inspect the front and rear suspension and steering system for damaged, loose or missing parts, signs of wear or ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... the cooling system and pressure cap is recommended at least once a year. Brake System Inspection Inspect ... brake linings for wear and cracks. Inspect other brake parts, including drums, wheel cylinders, calipers...parking brake adjustment. You may need to have your brakes inspected more often if your ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ...Steering System Manual Transaxle FLUID/LUBRICANT Delco Supreme 11R Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 12377967 or equivalent DOT-3 Brake Fluid). GM OptikleenR Washer Solvent (GM Part No. 1051515) or... Coolant GM Goodwrench Synthetic Manual Transmission Fluid (GM Part No. 12346190 - 1 quart) or...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ...LB. Hood Latch Assembly, Secondary Latch, Pivots, Spring Anchor and Release Pawl Hood and Door Hinges Weatherstrip Conditioning LubriplateR Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. 12346293 or equivalent) or lubricant meeting requirements of ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in the boxes provided after the maintenance interval. Any additional information from "Owner Checks and ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-47
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-48
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... 8 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 and how to report any safety defects. 8-2 8-4 8-4 8-5 8-6 8-7 8-8 Customer Satisfaction Procedure Customer Assistance for Text ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... 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 .... If the matter has already been reviewed with the sales, service or parts manager, contact the owner of the dealership or the general ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... Program to enforce any additional rights you may have. Canadian owners refer to your Warranty and Owner ... from the vehicle registration or title, or the plate at the top left of the instrument panel and visible through the windshield.) D Dealership name and location D Vehicle delivery date and ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ...states and the District of Columbia. Eligibility is limited by vehicle age, mileage and other factors. General Motors reserves the right to change eligibility limitations and/or discontinue its participation in this program. Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users To assist customers who...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ...1-800-268-6800 If toll free service is not available in the Caribbean, call Puerto Rico...you up to $1,000 toward aftermarket driver or passenger adaptive equipment you may require ...equipment installers. The program is available for a limited period of time from the date of vehicle purchase/lease. See ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ...Program If your problem cannot be resolved over the phone, our advisors have access ... of the Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Center. As the owner of a 2000 Chevrolet, membership in Roadside Assistance is free... Service (spare installed on the road) D FREE Jump Start (at home or on the road) D FREE Fuel...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... Limited Warranty to eligible purchasers of 2000 Chevrolet passenger cars and light duty trucks. (... retail and retail lease customers operating 2000 and newer Chevrolet vehicles for a period of... Vehicle mileage Description of problem Please refer to the Roadside Assistance brochure inside your owner ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ...up to 10 miles from the dealership. Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement If your vehicle requires ... through a friend or relative, reimbursement for reasonable fuel expenses up to $10 per day ... driving it until it can be scheduled for service, unless, of course, the problem is safety-related. If...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... up to a maximum of $30.00 per day supported by receipts. This requires that you sign and complete... coverage, credit card, etc. You are responsible for fuel usage charges and may also ... reserves the right to unilaterally modify, change or discontinue Courtesy Transportation at any time and to resolve ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... 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 the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-800-424-9393 (or...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... Limited Customer Communication Centre, 163-005 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 Ordering Owner Publications in Canada Owner's manuals are available for purchase for all current and most past model General Motors vehicles. The toll-free telephone number for ordering information in ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ..., money order, or credit card information to Helm, Incorporated (address below.) CURRENT PUBLICATIONS FOR 2000 CHEVROLET SERVICE MANUALS Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, transmission, axle, suspension, brakes, electrical, ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Prizm | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... be applied against the original order. VEHICLE MODEL NAME YEAR 2000 2000 2000 2000 QTY. PRICE EACH* $120.00 $50.00 $20.00 $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 ...



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