2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup Owner's Manual

2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup Manual

2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup manual table of contents:

  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 1
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    2000 Chevrolet Silverado Owner's Manual Litho in U.S.A. Part Number C2015 A First Edition © Copyright General Motors Corporation 1999 All Rights Reserved i
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ... System Child Restraints Features and Controls Section 2 Keys and Door Locks Keyless Entry System (If Equipped) Tailgate Automatic Transmission Manual Transmission Operation Four-Wheel Drive Operation (If Equipped) Parking Brake Windows ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ... Driving Tips for Various Road Conditions Off-Road Driving Recreational Vehicle Towing Loading Your Vehicle Towing a Trailer Problems on the Road Section 5 Hazard Warning Flashers Jump Starting Towing Your Vehicle Engine Overheating Changing a Flat ...
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    Table of Contents (cont'd) Service and Appearance Care Section 6 Fuel Checking Fluids and Lubricants Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If ... Electrical System/Fuses and Circuit Breakers Capacities and Specifications Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Maintenance Schedule Section 7...
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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
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    yellowblue We support voluntary technician certification. GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem and the name SILVERADO are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ...Use this Manual Many people read their owner's manual from beginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle. If you do 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...
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    ...not be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly. But the notice will tell you what to do to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or in different words. You'll also see warning labels on your vehicle. They use the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ... DOOR LOCK UNLOCK TURN SIGNALS LIGHTER PARKING LAMPS FASTEN SEAT BELTS WINDSHIELD DEFROSTER HORN BRAKE HAZARD WARNING FLASHER POWER WINDOW DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER COOLANT SPEAKER ENGINE OIL PRESSURE VENTILATING FAN FUEL ...
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    yellowblue Model Reference This manual covers these models: Regular Cab Pickup Chassis Cab Extended Cab Pickup x
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    Service Station Guide Cooling System For a More Detailed Look at What's Under the Hood See Section 6... See Section 5 Hood Release See Section 6 Alternate Fuel Door Release See Section 6 Engine Oil Dipstick Windshield Washer Fluid See Section 6 See Section 6 Remote Fuel Door Release See Section 6 ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... Right Front Passenger Position Air Bag System Center Passenger Position 1-36 1-40 1-42 1-46 1-62 1-65 1-65 1-65 Rear Seat Passengers Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults Children Child Restraints Larger Children Safety Belt Extender ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... about reclining front seatbacks and head restraints. Manual Front Seat CAUTION: You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust ..., you can adjust it with this lever located at the front of the seat. Lift the lever at the front of the seat to unlock it. Using your body,...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ..., you can increase or decrease lumbar support in an area of the lower seatback. If your ... located at the inside edge of the seat. To raise or lower the front of the seat, move the lever up ... the knob towards the front of the vehicle. To decrease support, turn the knob towards the rear of the vehicle....
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    ... by moving the whole button toward the front of the vehicle. Raise the rear of the seat cushion by raising... edge of the button. Lower the rear of the seat cushion by lowering the rear edge of the button. Move... the rear of the vehicle. Moving the whole button up or down raises or lowers the entire seat...
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    ... the driver's seat cushion and recliner positions. To increase support, press and hold the front of ... seatback reaches the desired level of support. To decrease support, press and hold the rear of the control. Let go of the control when the lower seatback reaches the desired level of support. You ...
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    ... operate. Reclining Seatbacks The control for the driver's side heated seat is located on the driver's side door panel. The control for the ... side heated seat is located on the passenger's side door panel. To activate the heated seats, press the button once for the HI heat setting. Press the ...
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    ... be there, not at your pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. For proper protection when the vehicle is in motion, have the seatback upright. Then sit well back in the seat and wear your safety belt properly. But don't have a seatback reclined if your vehicle is moving. 1-7
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    ... the last position will allow the restraint to return to its upright position. The seatbacks fold forward to let you access the rear of the cab. To fold a front seatback forward, pull this lever forward and fold the seatback forward. Seatback Latches CAUTION:...
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    yellowblue Easy Entry Seat (Extended Cab Only) (If Equipped) CAUTION: If any easy ... push rearward on any easy entry seat to be sure it is locked. The manual driver side front bucket seat and... This makes it easy to get in and out of the rear seat. To operate the seat, pull forward on the top of this...
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    yellowblue Rear Seat (Extended Cab) Folding the Rear Seat The extended cab's rear seat can be folded up to provide more cargo space. To...and pull on the seat to make sure the seat is secure. The extended cab's rear seat can also be folded open for more seating ...
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    yellowblue Safety Belts: They're for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly.... any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and safety belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a safety belt properly. CAUTION: Don't let anyone...
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    ... hurt or killed. After more than 30 years of safety belts in vehicles, the facts are clear. In most crashes buckling up does matter ...a lot! Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it's just a seat on wheels. 1-12
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    yellowblue Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. 1-13
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    yellowblue The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... or the instrument panel ... 1-14
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    ... a vehicle that has air bags, you still have to buckle up to get the most protection. That's true not only in frontal collisions, but especially in side and other collisions. Q: A: or the safety belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more time to stop. You stop over ...
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    ... belts and children. And there are different rules for smaller children and babies. If a child will be riding in your vehicle, see the part of this manual called “Children.” Follow those rules for everyone’s protection. First, you’ll want to know which restraint systems your vehicle has. Weମ.
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    yellowblue Lap-Shoulder Belt The driver has a lap-shoulder belt. Here's how to wear it properly. 1. Close and lock the door. 2. Adjust the seat (to see how, see "Seats" in the Index) so you can sit up straight. 3. Pick up the latch plate and pull...
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    yellowblue 5. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder belt. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic bones. And you'd be less likely ...
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    yellowblue Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won't give nearly as ...
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    yellowblue Q: What's wrong with this? 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. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always ...
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    yellowblue Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You 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 increase the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which ...
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    yellowblue Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you wouldn't have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it. A: The belt is ...
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    ... push the button on the buckle. The 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, ...
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    ... where the front of your vehicle hits something. They aren't designed to inflate at all in rollover, rear, side or low-speed frontal crashes. And, for ... properly, see "Driver Position" earlier in this section. The right front passenger's safety belt works the same way as ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    .... Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its air bag system is designed for them. Young children and infants need the protection that a child restraint system can provide. Always secure children properly in your vehicle. To read how, see the part of this manual called "Children." 1-25
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    yellowblue There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows the air bag symbol. How the Air Bag System Works ... bag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See "Air Bag Readiness Light" in the Index for more information....
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    ... an air bag, and don't attach or put anything on the steering wheel hub or on or near any other air bag covering. The right front passenger's air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. 1-27
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    ...be higher. The air bag is not designed to inflate in rollovers, side impacts or rear impacts, because inflation would not help the occupant. .... But air bags would not help you in many types of collisions, including rollovers, rear impacts and side impacts, primarily because an occupant's motion is ...
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    ... bag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to ... could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone in ... speed, engine rpm, brake and throttle data. system. Improper service can mean that...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ...: If you damage the covering for the driver's or the right front passenger's air bag, the bag may not ...the air bag module and the instrument panel for the right front passenger's air bag. Do not ... has a switch on the instrument panel that you can use to turn off the right front passenger's air...
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    ... the dashboard or windshield in a crash. D my vehicle has no rear seat; D my vehicle has a ... front seat because: D my vehicle has no rear seat; D although children ages 1 to 12 ride in...the front because no space is available in the rear seat(s) of my vehicle; or to the child's physician, makes it ...
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    ...your vehicle) until you have your vehicle serviced. If your vehicle is an extended cab pickup and this ever happens, don't let anyone whom the ... position (for example, don't secure a rear-facing child restraint in the right front passenger's seat) until you have your ...
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    ...your vehicle. Your dealer and the service manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the air bag system. To purchase a service manual, see "Service and Owner Publications" ... not need regular maintenance. To turn the right front passenger's air bag on again, insert your...
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    ... If I add a push bumper or a bicycle rack to the front of my vehicle, will it keep the air bags from ... properly in a crash. Is there anything I might add to the front of the vehicle that could keep the air bags from... change your vehicle's frame, bumper system, front end sheet metal or height, they ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    yellowblue Center Passenger Position Lap Belt If your vehicle has front and rear bench seats, someone can sit in the center positions. When you sit in a center seating position, you have a lap safety belt, which has no retractor. To make the belt longer, tilt the latch ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ...out of the vehicle in a crash. And they can strike others in the vehicle who are wearing safety belts. Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions (Extended Cab) To make the belt shorter, pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug. Buckle, ...
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    yellowblue Lap-Shoulder Belt (Extended Cab) The positions next to the windows have lap-shoulder belts. Here's how to wear one properly. 1. Pick ...belt is not long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" at the end of this section. Make sure the release button on the buckle ...
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    yellowblue 3. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the 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 hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic bones. And you'd be less likely ...
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    yellowblue 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. To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. 1-39
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    ... Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults If your vehicle has a rear seat, your vehicle has shoulder belt comfort guides. This feature will provide ... neck and head. There is one guide for each outside passenger position in the rear seat. To provide added safety belt ...
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    yellowblue 2. Place the guide over the belt and insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide. 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The guide must be on top of the belt. 1-41
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    ...vehicle. 4. Buckle, position and release the safety belt as described in "Rear Seat Passenger Positions (Extended Cab)" earlier in this section. Make sure...that the shoulder belt crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so ...
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    ... head weighs so much compared with the rest of its body. In a frontal crash, an infant in a rear-facing restraint settles into the restraint, so the crash ... there is an infant restraint available for the baby's first trip in a motor vehicle. CAUTION: Smaller children and babies should always be ...
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    yellowblue CAUTION: Never hold a baby in your arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby doesn't weigh much -- until a crash. During a crash a baby will become so heavy you can't hold it. For example, in a crash at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12-lb. (5.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a 240-lb. (110 ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... restraint. If you're using the infant restraint in the right front passenger's position, be sure to turn off the air bag. See "Air Bag Off Switch" and "Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position" in the Index for more on this, including important safety information...
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    ... the child's weight and size, but also whether or not the restraint will be compatible with the motor vehicle in which it will be used. An infant car bed (A) is a special bed made for use in a motor vehicle. It's an infant restraint system designed to ...
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    ... 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 part is removable. 1-47
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    ... and about 26 to 40 inches (66 to 102 cm) in height, or up to around four years of age. One type, a convertible restraint, is designed to be used either as a rear-facing infant seat or a forward-facing child seat. 1-48
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    ... saying that it meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. Then follow the instructions for the restraint. You may ... you how to do that. Both the owner's manual and the child restraint instructions are important, so if ... use lap-only belts; however, booster seats without shields use lap-shoulder ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... put your child restraint in the rear seat. There is limited space in the rear seating area of an extended cab model. If you want to secure a child restraint in a rear seating position of an extended cab model, especially in the rear center position, be sure...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ...turn off the air bag before using a rear-facing child restraint in the right front seat position. Wherever you install it, be sure to secure the child ... anchored. If your vehicle is a regular cab pickup, an anchor bracket is located behind the right front passenger's seat. 1-51
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ...to the bracket, you'll have to remove the trim plug covering it. If you need to have an anchor bracket installed for a rear seat position in an extended cab, your dealer can get a special kit with anchor hardware and installation instructions...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ... a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position (Extended Cab) There is limited space in the rear seating area of an extended cab model. If you want to secure a child restraint in a rear outside seating position, be sure to study the instructions ...
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    yellowblue 4. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 5. To tighten the belt, feed the shoulder belt back into the retractor while you push down on the child restraint. If you're using a forward-facing child restraint, you may find it helpful to use ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position (Extended Cab Pickup) Securing a Child Restraint... position. There is limited space in the rear seating area of an extended cab model. If you want to secure a child restraint in a rear seating position of an extended cab model, especially ...
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    ...as long as possible by tilting the latch plate and pulling it along the belt. 2. Put the restraint on the seat. 3. Run the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 4. Buckle the belt....
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    ... larger child passenger. Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position Your vehicle has a right ...bag. There's a switch on the instrument panel that you can use to turn off the right front passenger's air bag when you want to secure a rear-facing child restraint at the right front ...
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    ...turn off the air bag before using a rear-facing child restraint in the right front seat position. If a forward-facing child restraint is suitable for... move the passenger seat as far back as it will go. Although a rear seat is a safer place, you can secure a forward-facing child...
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    ...air bag. If you are using a rear-facing child restraint in this seat, make sure the air bag ...BAG OFF Switch” in the Index. If your vehicle is an extended cab pickup and this ever happens, donମ.for example, don’t secure a rear-facing child restraint in the right front passenger’s seat) until you ...
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    yellowblue 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. 1-60
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    ... to work for an adult or larger child passenger. If you were using a rear-facing child restraint, turn on the right front passenger's air bag when you remove the rear-facing child restraint from the vehicle unless the person who will be sitting there is a ...
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    ... get the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide. Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear seat. But they need to use the safety belts properly. D Children who aren't buckled up can be thrown out in a ...
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    ..., so that in a crash the child's upper body would have the restraint that belts provide. If the child is sitting in a rear seat outside position, see "Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides" in the Index. If the child is so small that the shoulder belt is ...
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    yellowblue CAUTION: Never do this. Here a child 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 belt. The belt's force would then be applied right on the child's ...
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    ... extender will be long enough for you. The extender will be just for you, and just for the seat in your vehicle that ... someone else use it, and use it only for the seat it is made to fit. To wear it, just attach it ... mean you will need to have safety belt or seat parts repaired or replaced. New parts ...
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    yellowblue  NOTES 1-66
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    ...Keyless Entry System (If Equipped) Rear Access Door (Extended Cab) Tailgate Theft Content Theft-... (Automatic Transmission Only) 22-38 2-38 2-39 2-39 2-40 2-41 2-42 2-44 2-... You're Parked (Automatic Transmission) Manual Selectable Ride (If Equipped) Locking Rear Axle Windows Turn Signal/Multifunction...
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    yellowblue Keys CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don't leave the keys in a vehicle with ...
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    yellowblue Your vehicle has one double-sided key for the ignition and all door locks. Door ... the chance of being thrown out of the vehicle in a crash if the doors aren't locked. Wear safety belts properly, ... a key that locks and unlocks the center floor console only (if equipped). If you ever lose...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ...slide the lever rearward. To unlock the door, slide the lever forward. Press the recessed side of the switch marked "U" to unlock all the doors at once. Power Door Locks ... lock switch, press the raised side of the switch, marked "L" on either front door to lock all the doors...
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    ... lever. The following is a list of the available programming options: D Press the lock side of the lock switch on the driver's side door panel once to turn on the automatic door lock feature. All doors lock. No doors will unlock. 2-5
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    yellowblue D Do the same twice to turn off the automatic door Lockout Prevention To protect you from ...All doors D Do the same three times to turn off the automatic door lock feature. No doors ...the factory programmed to have all the doors unlock once the key is removed from the ignition and lock when...
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    ... objects may be D Check to determine if battery replacement or resynchronization is necessary. See the instructions that follow. qualified technician for service. D If you're still having trouble, see your dealer or a 2-7
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    yellowblue Matching Transmitter(s) To Your Vehicle Each remote keyless entry transmitter is coded to prevent another transmitter from unlocking your vehicle. If a transmitter is lost or stolen, a replacement can be purchased through your dealer. Remember to bring any remaining transmitters with ...
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    ...4. Resynchronize the transmitter. 5. Check the operation of the transmitter. Rear Access Door (Extended Cab) Your vehicle is equipped with a rear access door that allows easier access to the rear area of the extended cab. To open a rear access door from the outside, first open ...
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    yellowblue To open a rear access door from the inside, the front door must be opened first. Then, use the handle located on the inside of the rear access door to open it. Tailgate Removal The tailgate on your vehicle can be removed to allow for different ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... Your steering wheel will be locked, and so will your ignition. If you have an automatic transmission, taking your key out also locks your transmission. Also remember to lock the doors. If the key is in the ignition, with any door open, and you try...
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    ... system, the SECURITY message will flash as you open the door (if your ignition is off). Parking Lots ... box. D Valuables can be locked in the center floor console. D If your vehicle has a remote keyless .... If using the remote keyless entry transmitter, the door does not need to be open. 3. Close all...
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    ...t activate if you lock the doors with a key or use the manual door lock. It activates only if you...go out. 4. Then reach in through the window, unlock the door with the manual door lock and open the ... do not flash, the vehicle should be serviced by an authorized service center. D If you don’t want...
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    ... new linings can mean premature wear and 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 Trailer" in the Index for more information. 2-14
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    ... This position locks your ignition, steering wheel and transmission. It's a theft-deterrent feature. You will only be able to remove your key when ...position for driving. START (E): This starts your engine. CAUTION: On manual transmission vehicles, turning the key to LOCK will lock ...
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    yellowblue To remove the key on manual transmission vehicles, turn the key to OFF, then press the button ...minutes or until a door is opened. Key Release Button (Manual Transmission) The ignition key cannot be removed from the ignition of manual transmission vehicles unless the key release button is ...
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    yellowblue Starting Your Engine Automatic Transmission Move your shift lever to PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). ...vehicle is moving. If you do, you could damage the transmission. Shift to PARK (P) only when your vehicle is stopped. Manual Transmission The gear selector should be in NEUTRAL and the parking ...
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    ... dealer. If you don't, your engine might 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 Your Vehicle" in the Index. 2-18
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    ... much sooner. And the excessive heat can damage your starter motor. Wait about 15 seconds between each try to help avoid .... 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 Your Vehicle" in the Index. 2-19
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    ... better fuel economy during engine warm-up. Usually, the coolant heater should be plugged ... vehicle. CAUTION: Plugging the cord into an ungrounded outlet could cause an electrical shock. Also,... on the driver's side of the engine compartment, near the power steering fluid reservoir. 3. Plug it into ...
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    yellowblue Automatic Transmission Operation PARK (P): This locks your rear wheels. It's the best ...level ground, always set your parking brake and move the shift lever to PARK... is equipped with an automatic transmission, it features an electronic shift position indicator within the instrument panel...
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    ... vehicle is moving forward could damage your transmission. Shift to REVERSE (R) only after your vehicle ... snow, ice or sand without damaging your transmission, see "Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or... your engine is racing. NOTICE: Damage to your transmission caused by shifting out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ...mountain roads, but then you would also want to use your brakes off and on. If you manually select SECOND (2) in a light duty automatic transmission, the transmission will drive in second gear. You may use this feature for reducing the speed of the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    yellowblue Tow/Haul Mode Selector Switch (Automatic Transmission) Manual Transmission Operation 5-Speed (VORTEC 6000 V8 Engine) Here's how to operate your transmission. FIRST (1) is intended only for heavy loads or trailer towing and is not recommended for normal driving. Your ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    .... To stop, let up on the accelerator pedal and press the brake pedal. Just before the vehicle stops, press the clutch ... REVERSE (R) while your vehicle is moving could damage your transmission. Also, use REVERSE (R), along with the parking brake, when turning off your engine and parking your vehicle....
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ...4300 V6 and 4800 V8 Engines) Here's how to operate your transmission: FIRST (1): Press the clutch pedal and shift into FIRST ... (R) while your vehicle is moving could damage your transmission. Also, use REVERSE (R), along with the parking brake, when turning off your engine and parking your vehicle....
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    yellowblue Shift Speeds Shift Light If you have a manual transmission, you may have a SHIFT light. This light... your vehicle has four-wheel drive and is equipped with a manual transmission, disregard the SHIFT light when the transfer case is in 4-Wheel Low. Ignore the SHIFT light when you downshift....
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    ... or wet pavement could shorten the life of your vehicle's drivetrain. Front Axle Locking Feature The front axle locks and unlocks automatically when you shift the transfer case. Some delay for...you shift into four-wheel drive and the front axle engages. Some delay between shifting ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... Low (4L): This setting also engages your front axle and delivers extra torque. You may never need 4LO. It sends maximum... most street and highway situations. Your front axle is not engaged in two-wheel drive...-road situations. This setting also engages your front axle to help drive your vehicle. ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ...into or out of 4-Wheel Low (4L) or NEUTRAL (N): 1. Slow the vehicle to a roll, about 1 to 3 mph (2 to 5 km/h) and shift an automatic transmission into NEUTRAL (N), or with a manual transmission, press the clutch pedal. 2. Shift the transfer case shift lever in ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... or in most off-road situations. This setting also engages your front axle to help drive your vehicle. This is the best ... when road conditions are variable. When driving your vehicle in AUTO 4WD, the front axle is engaged, but the vehicle's power is sent only to the rear wheels. When the vehicle ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... vehicle must be stopped or moving less than 3 mph (4.8 km/h) with the transmission in NEUTRAL (N). The preferred method for shifting into 4LO is to ... must be stopped or moving less than 3 mph (4.8 km/h) with the transmission in NEUTRAL (N) and the ignition in RUN. The preferred method for shifting ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... the vehicle or turn the ignition to RUN. 3. Connect the vehicle to the towing vehicle. 4. Put the transmission in NEUTRAL (N). 5. Shift the transfer case to 2HI. ... the ignition to OFF. 9. Place the transmission shift lever in PARK (P). 10. Release the parking brake prior to towing. Shifting Out of ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... parking brake on can cause your rear brakes to overheat. You may have to replace them, and ... damage other parts of your vehicle. If you are towing a trailer and are parking on any hill, see "Towing a Trailer" in the Index. That section shows what to do first to keep the trailer from moving. 2-...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    yellowblue Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission Only) CAUTION: It can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the ...is in a drive gear -- not in NEUTRAL (N). If you're pulling a trailer, see "Towing a Trailer" in the Index. 1. Hold the brake pedal down with your right foot and set...
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    yellowblue Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running (Automatic Transmission Only) CAUTION: It can be dangerous to leave your vehicle with the engine running. Your vehicle could... in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. If you have four-wheel drive with a manual transfer ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ...fully locked into PARK (P). Shifting Out of PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission Only) Your vehicle has an automatic transmission shift lock control system. You have to fully apply your regular ... fixed as soon as you can. Torque Lock (Automatic Transmission) If you are parking on a hill and ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    yellowblue Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission Models Only) CAUTION: Shifting the transfer case ... can cause your vehicle to roll even if the manual transmission is in gear. You or someone else could ...you get out of your vehicle, put your manual transmission in REVERSE (R), turn off the engine, ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ...down to blow out any CO; and D Have your vehicle fixed immediately. Running Your Engine While You're Parked (Automatic Transmission) It's better not to park with the engine running. But if ever you have to, here are some things to know. ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... sure your vehicle won't move. See "Shifting Into PARK (P)" in the Index. If you're pulling a trailer, see "Towing a Trailer" in the Index. Manual Selectable Ride (If Equipped) The main function of this system is to provide superior ride ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    .... Provides more "feel" or response to the road conditions. Locking Rear Axle If your vehicle has this feature, your locking rear axle can give you additional traction on snow, mud,... or gravel. It works like a standard axle most of the time, but when one of the rear wheels has no ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    yellowblue Windows Manual Windows Turn the hand crank on each door to raise or lower ...See "Retained Accessory Power" in the Index. Press the rear of the switch with the power window symbol on it to lower ... holding the switch. Press and hold the rear of the window switch for one second to activate...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    yellowblue Swing-Out Windows (Extended Cab) To open a rear swing-out window, just flip the latch open and swing the glass out....(If Equipped) To open the sliding rear window, unlock the latch lever by pushing the lever toward the passenger's side of the vehicle. Release...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... a lane change. To signal a turn, move the lever all the way up or down. When the turn is finished, the lever will return automatically. An arrow on the instrument panel will flash in the direction of the turn or lane change. The lever on the left side of...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... allows you to use your high-beam headlamps to signal a driver in front of you that you want to pass. It works even if your headlamps are ... you hold the lever toward you and the high-beam indicator on the instrument panel will come on. Release the lever to turn the high-beam headlamps off. Headlamp ...
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    ... will clear the window and then either stop or return to your preset speed. You control the windshield wipers by turning the band with the wiper symbol on it. For a single wiping cycle, turn the band to MIST. Hold it there until the wipers start, then let go. The wipers will stop after one wipe. If ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... be dangerous on slippery roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause needless wheel spinning, and you could lose control. Don't use cruise control on slippery roads. D If you apply your brakes, or press the clutch pedal (if equipped), the cruise control will disengage. 2-47
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... Setting Cruise Control The CRUISE light on the instrument panel will illuminate when the cruise control is engaged. CAUTION: ... desired speed and then you apply the brake or press the clutch pedal (if equipped). ... faster until you release the switch or apply the brake. So unless you want to go faster...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... out of cruise control. Many drivers find this to be too much trouble and don't use cruise control on steep hills. Ending Cruise Control There are two ... the lower speed you want, then release it. D Step lightly on the brake pedal. D Step lightly on the clutch pedal (if equipped). D ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... is on the driver's side of your instrument panel. Turn the knob clockwise to the parking lamps symbol to manually turn on: The system ... overhead street lights does not affect the system. The DRL and automatic headlamp system will only be affected when the light sensor sees a ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... off until you release the parking brake. As with any vehicle, you should turn on the regular headlamp system when you need it. D the automatic transmission is not in PARK (P), D the light sensor ..., provided it is not dark outside. To idle an automatic transmission equipped vehicle with the DRL off,...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    .... Auxiliary Roof Mounted Lamp Switch (If Equipped) This switch includes wiring provisions for a dealer or a qualified service center to install an auxiliary roof lamp. This switch is located on the center of the instrument panel near the comfort controls. Press the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... thumbwheel up to adjust the instrument panel lights. To turn on the dome lamps (with the vehicle doors closed) rotate the thumbwheel all the way up. Front Reading Lamps (.../headlamp knob, to set the dome lamps to come on automatically when the doors are opened, or remain off. To turn the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... cargo lamp on. Press the button again to turn it off. Mirrors Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror A message in the instrument cluster will come on and display CARGO LAMP ON when the cargo lamp is... key is turned to RUN. Pull the tab under the mirror toward you to reduce glare from headlamps ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ...an eight-point compass display in the upper right corner of the mirror face. When on, the compass automatically calibrates as the vehicle is driven. The right side of the switch located at the bottom of the mirror turns the electrochromic mirror on and off. ...
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    ...dampened with glass cleaner. Do not spray glass cleaner directly on the mirror as that may cause the liquid cleaner to enter the mirror housing. Compass... calibration if: In order to calibrate, the letter "C" must be displayed in the mirror compass windows. If "C" is not displayed, push in the...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ...Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display (If Equipped) When on, an electrochromic mirror automatically dims to the proper level to minimize glare from lights ...to indicate outside air temperature. 3. Press the COMP button on the bottom of the mirror until the new zone number appears in the display....
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... please consult your dealer. Electrochromic Mirror Operation The right side of the switch, labeled TEMP and... hold the TEMP button for six seconds. To turn the mirror off, press and hold the TEMP button... Do not spray glass cleaner directly on the mirror as that may cause the liquid cleaner to enter the...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... may need calibration if: Compass Variance The mirror is set in zone eight upon leaving ... variance: 1. Use the COMP button located at the bottom of the mirror. 2. Press and hold the COMP button ... order to calibrate, the letter "C" must be displayed in the mirror compass windows. If "C" is not ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ...your vehicle is equipped with camper type mirrors, they can be adjusted so you can have a clear view of objects behind you. Pull out the mirror head to extend it for better visibility when towing a trailer. 2-60
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... control is located on the driver's door armrest. Convex Outside Mirror Your passenger's side mirror may be convex. A convex mirror's surface ...) The outside rearview mirrors with this option feature a defrost mode. To turn on the defrost feature, press the rear window defogger ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... models have a storage pocket on each of the front doors. Some vehicles have a storage area behind the seat. Installing a Garage Door Opener If you have the long overhead console, a garage door opener can be installed in the front overhead compartment. 1. To install the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ...door closed, when you press the button marked PUSH. 5. Now, with the compartment door closed, press the button marked PUSH again to make sure ... slightly to operate the opener. 6. Adjust the position of the garage door opener and add or remove pegs, as needed, until the opener operates properly. 2-63
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... center compartment, press the release button located at the rear of the compartment door. Instrument Panel Cupholder (If Equipped) Your vehicle may ...open the rear compartment, press the release button located at the rear of the compartment door. To use the cupholder, pull the cupholder out of the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... clip to hold business cards. Your console may have a cupholder that swings down for the rear seat passengers to use. Your vehicle may have a compact disc holder in the console. To use the writing table, pull the latch at the rear of the table and swing the writing table...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... Lighter Front Ashtray The front ashtray is located near the center of the instrument panel. Pull on the bottom of the ashtray door to open it. To remove the front ashtray, press the retainer spring and pull the ashtray toward you. To replace the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ...or a thin notebook. The passenger's side sun visor may have a vanity mirror. D D D D D D D Emergency Services Remote Door Unlock Roadside Assistance with Location Route Support Convenience Services Remote Diagnostics Hands-Free, Voice-Activated Cellular Telephone For...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    yellowblue The Instrument Panel - Your Information System 2-68
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... Automatic Transfer Case (If Equipped) E. Multifunction Lever F. Instrument Cluster G. Gearshift Lever (Automatic Transmission) H. Tow/Haul Selector Switch I. Audio System ...Power Outlets R. Parking Brake Release S. Tilt Lever (If Equipped) T. Center Instrument Panel Utility Block ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    yellowblue Instrument Panel Cluster United States Heavy Duty Automatic Transmission version shown, Canada, Light Duty Automatic and Manual Transmission clusters similar Your instrument cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You'll...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... is turned on. Tachometer Your tachometer displays the engine speed in revolutions per minute (rpm). NOTICE: On vehicles with a manual transmission, if you operate the engine with the tachometer in the red area, your engine or other parts could be damaged. ...
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    ... 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 you will see in the ... on when you are driving, or when one of the gages shows there may be a problem, check the section that tells you what to do about it. Please follow ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the air bag sensors, the air bag modules, the wiring, the passenger air ... light doesn't come on then, have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. 2-73
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    yellowblue AIR BAG OFF Light When you turn the right front passenger's air bag off, this light will come on and stay on to remind you... the Index for more on this, including important safety information. CAUTION: If the right front passenger's air bag is turned off for a person who isn't in a ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ...your vehicle) until you have your vehicle serviced. If your vehicle is an extended cab pickup and this ever happens, don't let anyone whom the ... position (for example, don't secure a rear-facing child restraint in the right front passenger's seat) until you have your ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... indicate a possible problem in the electrical system. Have the vehicle serviced as soon as possible. Brake System Warning ... there's a problem. Shift Light (If Equipped) This light is used on some models with manual transmissions. The SHIFT indicator light will help you get the best fuel economy...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... longer to stop. If the light is still on, have the vehicle towed for service. (See "Towing Your Vehicle" in the Index.) Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light With ...so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. CAUTION: Your brake system may not be working properly if ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... Transmission Temperature Gage (If Equipped) If your vehicle has a heavy duty automatic transmission, you will have a transmission temperature gage. It also ...Index. When your ignition is on, the gage shows the temperature of the transmission fluid. The normal operating range is from 100_F ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... following situations can cause the transmission to operate at higher temperatures: D D D D D D Towing a trailer Hot outside air temperatures Hauling a large or heavy load Low transmission fluid... fluid level Restricted air flow to the radiator and the auxiliary transmission oil cooler (if ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... your emission controls may not work as well, your fuel economy may not be as good and your engine may... to assist your service technician in correctly diagnosing any malfunction. NOTICE: Modifications made to the engine, transmission, exhaust or fuel system of your vehicle or the replacement of the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... drive the vehicle to your dealer or qualified service center for service. If the Light Is On Steady You may...damage the emission control system on your vehicle. Dealer or qualified service center diagnosis and ... steep uphill grades. If you are towing a trailer, reduce the amount of cargo being hauled ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ...diagnostic tools to fix any mechanical or electrical problems that may have developed. Emissions Inspection ... vehicle will not pass this inspection if the SERVICE ENGINE SOON light is on or not working... readiness, see your dealer or qualified service center to prepare the vehicle for inspection. 2-82...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ...oil as soon as possible and have your vehicle serviced. Oil pressure may vary with engine speed, ...by a dangerously low oil level or some other problem causing low oil pressure. Check your oil ... Index. NOTICE: Damage to your engine from neglected oil problems can be costly and is not covered by your ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... set your cruise control. See "Cruise Control" in the Index. Tow/Haul Light (Automatic Transmissions Only) This message is displayed when the tow/haul ... case into four-wheel drive and the front axle engages. For more information see, "Tow/Haul Mode" in the Index. Fuel Gage The fuel gage, ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... fuel gage. None of these indicate a problem with the fuel gage. BATTERY If this message is displayed ... you may have a problem with your charging system. D At the gas station, the fuel pump shuts ... on after starting the engine it could indicate a problem with the generator drive belt, or some other ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... HOT If you have an automatic transmission, you have a transmission temperature warning display contained ...The following situations can cause the transmission to operate at higher temperatures: D D D D D D Towing a trailer Hot outside air temperatures Hauling a large or heavy load Low transmission ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... TRANS HOT...IDLE ENGINE If you have an automatic transmission, you have a transmission over-temperature display contained in the message ...Assistance" in the Index. D D D D D D Towing a trailer Hot outside air temperatures Hauling a heavy load Low transmission fluid level High transmission fluid...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ...may overheat. See "Engine Coolant" in the Index and have your vehicle serviced as soon as you can. CHECK COOLANT TEMP This message is displayed .... This message will be displayed after the air conditioning system has automatically turned off for the engine coolant protection mode. See "Engine ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... system has been activated and also monitors the PasslockR System. If the security message is displayed continuously while driving and stays on, there may be a problem with the Passlock System. Your vehicle will not be protected by Passlock, and you should see your GM dealer. Once oil is added, it ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    yellowblue SERVICE 4WD (If Equipped) If the SERVICE 4WD message comes on, there may be a problem with the automatic transfer case and service is required. CARGO LAMP ON This message is displayed when the cargo lamp is turned on and the ignition key is ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... Equipped) Air Conditioning Heating Defogging and Defrosting Rear Window Defogger (If Equipped) Ventilation System Audio ... AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped) AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped) Remote Compact Disc...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ...VENT: This setting directs the air through the instrument panel outlets. BI-LEVEL: Air is delivered ...outlets. Fan Knob The knob on the left side of the control panel adjusts the fan speed. To increase .... Temperature Knob The middle knob on the control panel lets you select the temperature of the air ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... directs the air through the instrument panel outlets and the center floor console (if equipped). ...: Air is delivered through the instrument panel outlets and center floor console outlets (if equipped... turn the vents off at the console. Fan Knob The knob on the left side of the control panel adjusts ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... floor console outlets (if equipped), the windshield defroster outlets and the side window ... performance is desired, turn the vents off at the console. When in the DEFROST mode, the air conditioning compressor ... is on, and D the vehicle load is high due to city traffic, extended idling or hot weather....
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    yellowblue The system will automatically switch to the recirculation mode to lower the system load and improve interior comfort. The...and dehumidify the air inside the vehicle when the A/C light is on. Air conditioning will be automatically disabled when the outside temperature drops below a level at ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... cold days, approximately 32_F (-0_C) or lower, if your vehicle is equipped with an automatic transmission, you may experience differences in how the transmission shifts until the engine is warm. This feature automatically reduces the time it takes for the engine ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    yellowblue If your vehicle is equipped with heated outside mirrors, the rear window defogger button will also activate the heated outside mirrors. Do not attach a temporary vehicle license, tape or decals across the defogger grid on the rear window. Outside air will also enter the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    yellowblue Ventilation Tips D Keep the hood and front air inlet free of ice, snow or any other obstruction ...until the correct hour appears on the display. D Keep the air path under the front seats clear of D The use of hood air deflectors may adversely Setting the Clock for Systems with HR and MN ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... AM, FM1 or FM2 mode and press both SEEK buttons to listen to a few seconds of each radio station. SCAN will light up on the display. The radio will automatically SCAN to the next higher station, play that station for a few seconds, then SCAN to the next higher station. Press VOLUME or both SEEK ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ...left or right speakers. The middle position balances the sound between the speakers. FADE: Turn the control behind the lower knob to move the sound to the front or rear speakers. The middle position balances the sound between the speakers. 3-10
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    yellowblue AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player (If Equipped) Finding a Station AM-FM: Press the lower knob to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. TUNE: Turn the lower knob to tune in radio stations. SEEK: Press the right arrow to tune to the next higher station and the left arrow to tune to the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ...left or right speakers. The middle position balances the sound between the speakers. FADE: Turn the control behind the lower knob to move the sound to the front or rear speakers. The middle position balances the sound between the speakers. 3-12
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    ... best with tapes that are up to 30 to 45 minutes long on each side. Tapes longer than that are so thin they may not work well in ... the tape. RECALL: Press this knob to switch tape sides. EJECT: Press this button to remove the tape or stop the tape and play the radio. CLN: If this message appears on ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... (SCV). With SCV, your audio system adjusts automatically to make up for road and wind noise ... adjust the SCV. Then, as you drive, SCV automatically increases the volume, as necessary, to overcome noise at... selection. TUNE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to choose radio stations. Push ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ..., the station you set will return and the tone you selected will be automatically selected for that button. 6. Repeat the steps for each pushbutton. P.SCAN: .... Press P. SCAN again or one of the pushbuttons to stop scanning to listen to a specific preset station. P. SCAN will light up on the display ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... control clockwise to adjust the sound to the front speakers and counterclockwise for the rear speakers. The middle position ... up to 30 to 45 minutes long on each side. Tapes longer than that are so thin ... a tape is inserted, the top side is selected for play first. The player automatically senses if ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... Laboratories Licensing Corporation. FWD (6): Press this button to rapidly forward the tape to the end of the cassette or until you press FWD again. The radio will ...of play when a tape is in the active mode. EJECT: Press this button to remove the tape. The radio will now play. EJECT can be used with ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... decrease volume. The knob is capable of rotating continuously. RECALL: Display the time with the ignition off by pressing this button. When the radio is playing, press this button to recall the station frequency. AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped) 3-18
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ...SCV). With SCV, your audio system adjusts automatically to make up for road and wind... the SCV. Then, as you drive, SCV automatically increases the volume, as necessary, to overcome noise... will return and the tone you selected will be automatically selected for that button. 6. Repeat the steps for each...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    .... FADE: Press lightly on this knob to release it from its stored position. Turn the control clockwise to adjust the sound to the front speakers and counterclockwise for the rear speakers. The middle position balances the sound between the speakers. Push ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ...that you can also turn the system on when you insert a compact disc into the player with the ignition on.) Insert a disc partway into the slot, label side up. The player will pull it in. Wait a few seconds and the disc should play. CD and a CD symbol will also appear on the display. Anytime you are ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... label side up and insert it carefully into the player (approximately halfway). The disc will automatically be ... remote player and then insert the disc. To remove the disc, press the EJECT button and ... player from damage. The disc will not start playing. To remove the disc, press the EJECT button and ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    yellowblue All of the compact disc functions are controlled by the radio buttons except for EJECT. When a disc is in the player, a CD symbol will appear on the display. When a disc is playing, the letters CD will appear next to the CD symbol in the bottom left corner. The track number will also be ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... all radio functions whenever battery power is removed. The THEFTLOCK feature for the radio may be used ... it will operate. Activating the Theft-Deterrent Feature The instructions which follow explain how to enter your ... to elapse between any steps, the radio automatically reverts to time and you must ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ...secured. If the code entered is incorrect, SEC will appear on the display. The radio will remain secured until the correct code is entered. When battery power is removed and later applied to a secured radio, the radio won't turn on and LOC will appear on the display. To unlock a secured radio, see...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    yellowblue 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 ...
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    yellowblue Care of Your Cassette Tape Player A tape player that is not cleaned regularly can cause reduced sound quality, ruined cassettes or a damaged mechanism. Cassette tapes should be stored in their cases away from contaminants, direct sunlight and extreme heat. If they aren't, they may not...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... vehicle is equipped with the AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and Automatic Tone Control: 1. Turn the ignition to RUN or ACCESSORY. 2. Turn the radio...cassette tape is in good condition before you have your tape player serviced. Care of Your Compact Discs Handle discs carefully. Store them in ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ...Trip Highway Hypnosis Hill and Mountain Roads Winter Driving Recreational Vehicle Towing Loading Your Vehicle Camper Wiring Harness (If Equipped) Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab Towing a Trailer 4- 4-1
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    ...to be careless and make mistakes. Anticipate what they might do. Be ready for their mistakes. Rear-end collisions are about the most preventable of accidents. Yet ... rural driving. You never know when the vehicle in front of you is going to brake or turn suddenly. Defensive driving requires ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ...person and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone who ... Police records show that almost half of all motor vehicle-related deaths involve alcohol. ... recent years, over 17,000 annual motor vehicle-related deaths have been associated ...
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    yellowblue Since alcohol is carried in body water, this means that a woman generally will reach a higher BAC level than a man of her same body weight when each has the same number of drinks. The law in many U.S. states sets the legal limit at a BAC of 0.10 percent. In a growing number of U.S. ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... be affected by even a small amount of alcohol. You can have a serious -- or even fatal -- collision if you drive after drinking. Please don't drink and drive or ride with a driver who has been drinking. Ride home in a cab; or if you're with a group, designate a driver who will not drink. 4-5
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... vehicle go where you want it to go. They are the brakes, the steering and the accelerator. All three ... their work at the places where the tires meet the road. Braking Braking action involves perception time ... time. First, you have to decide to push on the brake pedal. That's perception time. Then ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... and begin to drive away, your anti-lock brake system will check itself. You may hear a momentary motor or clicking noise while this test is going on. This is normal. If there's a problem with the anti-lock brake system, this warning light will stay on. See "Anti-...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    yellowblue The anti-lock system can change the brake pressure faster than any driver could. The computer is programmed ... to stop rolling, the computer will separately work the brakes at each front wheel and at both rear wheels. You can steer around the obstacle while braking hard. As you brake, your ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... 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...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...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ...parked cars and stops right in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking -- if you can ...these. First apply your brakes. (See "Braking in Emergencies" earlier in this section.) It is better to remove as much speed as you can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem, to ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... passing: D "Drive ahead." Look down the road, to the sides and to crossroads for situations that might affect your ... clear). Never cross a solid line on your side of the lane or a double solid line, even if... up to one-quarter turn until the right front tire contacts the pavement edge. Then turn...
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    ... shoulder and check the blind spot. D Check your mirrors, glance over your shoulder and D When... far enough ahead of the passed vehicle to see its front in your inside mirror, activate your right lane ...right lane. (Remember that if your right outside mirror is convex, the vehicle you just passed may ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... experts say about what happens when the three control systems (brakes, steering and acceleration) don't have enough ... water, ice or packed snow on the road to make a "mirrored surface" -- and slow down when you have any doubt. Remember: Any anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps avoid only the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... If you think you will need some more ground clearance at the front of your vehicle, you can easily remove the front bumper lower air dam. The front ... a series of push pins located around the lower edge of the front bumper. The push-pins are accessible from underneath the front bumper....
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    yellowblue The following steps must be performed on each of the push-pins to remove the air dam: 1. Insert the blade portion of a flat-blade screwdriver ... to pull downward on the push-pin, squeeze and rotate the expandable end of the push-pin with a pair of pliers until it releases from the retainer....
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    ... the air dam. NOTICE: Operating your vehicle for extended periods without the front bumper lower air dam installed can ... and may allow things like fog lamps or tow hooks on the front of your vehicle to be damaged. Always be sure to replace the front bumper air dam when you're finished off-road ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... To replace the lower air dam: 1. Line up each push-pin with it's intended retainer and push the washer portion of the push-pin towards the retainer until it locks into place 2. Push the flat end of the push-pin towards the retainer until it locks into place, making sure each is secure. 4-17
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... all the information about your four-wheel-drive vehicle in this manual. Is there enough fuel? Is the spare tire fully inflated? Are the ... about how to load your vehicle. D D The heaviest things should be on the load floor and forward of your rear axle. Put heavier items as far forward as you can....
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    .... Does your vehicle have a winch? If so, be sure to read the winch instructions. In a remote area, a winch can be handy if you get stuck. But you'll... ground). D Always carry a litter bag ...make sure all refuse is removed from any campsite before leaving. camp stoves and lanterns. D Take extreme ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ...things to keep in mind. At higher speeds: D you have more vehicle bounce when you drive over obstacles. D you'll need more distance for braking, especially since you're on an unpaved surface. CAUTION: When you're driving off-road, bouncing and quick changes in direction can easily throw you...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ...ice. Each of these surfaces affects the steering, acceleration and braking of your vehicle in different ways. Depending upon the kind of surface you are on, you may experience slipping, sliding, wheel spinning, delayed acceleration, poor traction and longer braking distances. Surface ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... or killed. If you have any doubt about the steepness, don't drive the hill. D Is there good traction on the hillside, or will the surface cause tire slipping? D Is there a straight path up or down the hill so you won't have to make turning maneuvers? path (boulders, trees, logs or ruts)? D ...
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    yellowblue Driving Uphill Once you decide you can safely drive up the hill, you need to take some special steps. D Ease up on your speed as you approach the top of the hill. D Attach a flag to the vehicle to make you more visible to approaching traffic on trails or hills. let opposing traffic ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... pedal pressed and the parking brake still applied, shift the transmission to PARK (P) (or, shift to NEUTRAL (N) if your vehicle has a manual transmission) and restart the engine. Then, ... NEUTRAL (N) (or depressing the clutch, if you have a manual transmission) to "rev-up" the engine and ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... do? Set the parking brake, put your transmission in PARK (P) (or the manual transmission in FIRST (1)) and turn...transmission is in PARK (P) (or, if you have the manual transmission, even if you're in gear).... to PARK (P) (or, put your manual transmission in FIRST (1)). But do not shift the transfer ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... drive across. You could roll over if you don't drive straight down. D Never go downhill with the transmission in NEUTRAL (N), or with the clutch pedal depressed in a manual shift. This is called "free-wheeling." Your brakes will have to do ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ...D A hill that can be driven straight up or down may be manual transmission) and, while still braking, restart the engine. and drive straight down. D Shift... wheel base (the distance from the front wheels to the rear wheels) reduces the likelihood the vehicle will tumble end over end. ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... If you feel your vehicle starting to slide sideways, turn downhill. This should help straighten out the vehicle and prevent the side slipping. However, a much better way to prevent this is to get out and "walk the course" so you know what the surface is...
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    ...sure you (and your passengers) get out on the uphill side, even if the door there is harder to open. If you get out on the downhill side and the vehicle ...sink into the sand. This has an effect on steering, accelerating and braking. You may want to reduce the air pressure in your ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ...deep enough to cover your wheel hubs, axles or exhaust pipe, don't try it -- you ...Also, water that deep can damage your axle and other vehicle parts. If ...you go through water, remember that when your brakes get wet, it may take you ...causes no special off-road driving problems. But heavy rain can mean...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    yellowblue After Off-Road Driving Remove any brush or debris that has collected on ... leakage. Your vehicle will require more frequent service due to off-road use. Refer to ... reason is that some drivers are likely to be impaired -- by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. 4-31
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    ... Drive defensively. D Don't drink and drive. D Adjust your inside rearview mirror to reduce the glare from headlamps behind you. D Since you can't see ... sunshine you are wise to wear sunglasses. Your eyes will have less trouble adjusting to night. But if you're driving, don't wear sunglasses ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... Rain and on Wet Roads Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you can't stop, accelerate or turn as well because ... keep your wiping equipment in good shape and keep your windshield washer tank filled with washer fluid. Replace your windshield wiper inserts when they show signs...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    .... After driving through a large puddle of water or a car wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes work normally. Driving too ...water puddles or even going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try to avoid puddles. But if you can't, try to ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    yellowblue Hydroplaning Hydroplaning is dangerous. So much water can build up under your tires that they can actually ride on the water. This can happen if the road is wet enough and you're going fast enough. When your vehicle is hydroplaning, it has little or no contact with the road. ...
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    yellowblue Driving Through Flowing Water CAUTION: Flowing or rushing water creates strong forces. If you try to drive through flowing water, as you might at a low water crossing, your vehicle can be carried away. As little as six inches of flowing water can carry away a smaller vehicle. If this ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... just before you start to move, check both ways for vehicles that have not cleared the intersection or may be running the red light. One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You'll want to watch out for what the other drivers are doing and pay attention to ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ...gap at close to the prevailing speed. Switch on your turn signal, check your mirrors and glance over your shoulder as often as necessary. Try to blend ... the right lane unless you want to pass. Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your turn signal. Just before you leave the lane, glance...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... vehicle ready for a long trip? If you keep it serviced and maintained, it's ready to go. If ... course, you'll find experienced and able service experts in GM dealerships all across North ... lenses clean? D Tires: They are vitally important to a safe, trouble-free trip. Is the tread good enough for ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... Keep your eyes moving. Scan the road ahead and to the sides. Check your mirrors and your instruments frequently. Driving on steep hills or mountains is different from driving...If you get sleepy, pull off the road into a rest, service or parking area and take a nap, get some exercise...
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    ... the brakes, tires, cooling system and transmission. These parts can work hard on mountain roads. ... lower gears help cool your engine and transmission, and you can climb the hill better. ...may see highway signs on mountains that warn of special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-passing ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    yellowblue 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 vehicle. Include an ice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer clothing, ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ...tires even more. Your anti-lock brakes improve your vehicle's stability when you ... though you have an anti-lock braking system, you'll want to begin ... wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the least traction ... you see a patch of ice ahead of you, brake before you are on it. Try not ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    yellowblue If You're Caught in a Blizzard D Tie a red cloth to your vehicle to alert police that you've been stopped by the snow. D Put on extra clothing or wrap a blanket around you. If you have no blankets or extra clothing, make body insulators from newspapers, burlap bags, rags, floor ...
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    ... your engine only as long as you must. This saves fuel. When you run the engine, make it go a ... idle. That is, push the accelerator slightly. This uses less fuel for the heat that you get and it keeps the ... cold. But do it as little as possible. Preserve the fuel as long as you can. To help keep warm,...
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    ... the propeller shaft removed following the applicable service manual removal/installation procedure. Dust or dirt can enter the back of the transmission through the opening created by removing the propeller shaft if proper protection is not provided. ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... tow your vehicle on all four wheels: 1. Firmly set the parking brake. 2. Shift an automatic transmission to PARK (P), or a manual transmission to FIRST (1). 3. Securely attach the vehicle being towed to the tow vehicle. 4. Shift the transfer case ...
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    .../Tire label also tells you the maximum weights for the front and rear axles, called Gross Axle Weight ... To find out the actual loads on your front and rear axles, you need to go to a ... the GVWR for your vehicle, or the GAWR for either the front or rear axle. The Certification/Tire label also contains ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... vehicle can be damaged if either the front or rear axle ratings, or the GVW are exceeded. As a general guideline,... vehicle damage: D Make sure the weight on the front and rear axles does not exceed their... appropriate counter ballast must be installed rear of the rear axle and properly secured. Total ...
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    ... vehicle so that some of them are above the tops of the seats. D Don't leave an unsecured child restraint in... secure it whenever you can. D Don't leave a seat folded down unless you need to... important loading information for off-road driving in this manual. See "Loading Your Vehicle for Off-Road...
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    ... front GAWR and the front axle weight of your truck with full fuel and passengers. It is the amount of weight you can add to your front axle before...use the following formula. (W x (A+W.B.)) / W.B.= Weight the accessory is adding to the front axle Where: W= Weight of added accessory A= Distance ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ...more than 700 lbs. (318 kg) to the front axle. Using the formula, if the snow plow is 4 ft. (122 cm) in front of the front axle and the wheel base is 10... lbs. So, if your truck's front axle reserve capacity is more than.... If you are unsure of your truck's front, rear or total weight, go to a weigh...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ...you can figure about 150 lbs. (68 kg) for each seat. The total cargo load must not be more ... gravity zone for your vehicle may be larger. Use the rear edge of the load floor for measurement purposes. The ... a body is concentrated and, if suspended at that point, would balance the front and rear. 4-53
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ...tell you the loads on your axles. The loads on the front and rear axles shouldn't be more ...hitch and trailer brakes. For more information, see "Trailer Towing" in the Index. Camper Wiring... vehicle is equipped with a camper wiring harness see "Trailer Wiring Harness" in the Index for further...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    yellowblue Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab General Motors is aware that some vehicle owners may consider having the pickup box removed and a commercial...as manufactured, there are differences between a chassis cab and a pickup with the box removed which may affect vehicle safety....
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... heavy loads and/or hilly conditions). If you have a manual transmission and you are towing a trailer, it's better not to use FIFTH (5) ... the first 500 miles (800 km) that you D If you have an automatic transmission, you can If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer If you do, here are some important ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... the weight on your vehicle's tires. Tow/Haul Mode (If Equipped) Tow/haul is a feature on automatic transmission equipped vehicles that assists when pulling a heavy trailer or a large or heavy load. The purpose of the tow/haul mode is to:...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ...lbs. (2 268 kg) trailer rating, the handling/trailering suspension is required on C-1500 models and the handling/trailering or off-road suspension is required on K-1500 models. The engine oil cooler ... 6000 engine. Refer to the Trailering Guide for oil cooler recommendations. C-1500 (2WD)* Engine ...
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    yellowblue K-1500 (4WD)* Engine (Trans.) 4300 V6 (Auto) 4300 V6 (Manual) 4800 V8 (Auto) 4800 V8 (Manual) 5300 V8 Axle Ratio 3.42 3.73 3.42 3.73 3.... 6000 V8 C-2500 LD (2WD)* Engine 5300 V8 Axle Ratio 3.42 3.73 4.10 3.42 3.73 4.10 3.42 Max. Trailer Wt. 6,500 lbs. (2 948 kg) 7,500 lbs. ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ...Engine 6000 V8 Axle Ratio 3.42 3.73 4.10 6.5 L Diesel 3.42 4.10 Max. Trailer Wt. 7,500 lbs. (3 402 kg) 8,...)* Engine 6000 V8 Axle Ratio 3.73 4.10 3.42 4.10 Max. Trailer Wt. 8,... Assistance Information Booklet. In Canada, write to: General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre 1908 ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ...in it, and the people who will be riding in the vehicle. And if you will tow a trailer, you must add the tongue load to the GVW ... the upper limit for cold tires. You'll find these numbers on the Certification label at the rear edge of the driver's door or see "Tire Loading" in the Index. Then...
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    ... be adequate. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so you'll be able to ..., adjust and maintain them properly. Your trailer brake system can tap into the ...brake tap at the port on the master cylinder that sends the fluid to the rear brakes. But don't use copper tubing ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... attachments), safety chains, electrical connector, lamps, tires and mirror adjustment. If the trailer has electric brakes, start your vehicle and trailer ... that the lamps and any trailer brakes are still working. While towing a trailer or when exposed to long periods of ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ...they would get hot and no longer work well. If you have an automatic transmission, you can tow in DRIVE (D). You may want to shift the... shifts too often. See "Tow/Haul Mode" in the Index. If you have a manual transmission and you are towing a trailer, it's better not to use ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... parked (preferably on level ground) with the automatic transmission in PARK (P) (or the manual transmission out of gear and the... Reapply the regular brakes. Then apply your parking brake and shift into PARK (P) for an automatic transmission, or REVERSE (R) for a manual transmission. 5. If you have a...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ...a trailer. See the Maintenance Schedule for more on this. Things that are especially important in trailer operation are automatic transmission fluid (don't overfill), engine oil, axle lubricant, belt, cooling system and brake system. Each of these is covered in ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ...the following wiring harnesses for towing a trailer or hauling a slide-in camper. Basic Trailer Wiring Package All regular and extended cab pickups have a six-wire trailer towing harness. The six-wire harness is located at the rear of the...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    yellowblue Heavy-Duty Trailer Wiring Package (If Equipped) The eight-wire harness contains the ... Feed Dark Blue: Trailer Brake Your pickup may be equipped with the eight-wire trailer towing harness....The Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) wire is tied next to the trailer wiring harness for use with ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ...Camper/Fifth-Wheel Trailer Wiring Package (If Equipped) The eight-wire camper harness ...Trailering" option, please refer to "Heavy-Duty Trailer Wiring Package", earlier in this section. When the camper-...-wire harness with a seven-pin connector and separate CHMSL connector are located at the rear ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ..., next to the auxiliary battery. This harness is included with the heavy-duty and camper/fifth-wheel trailer wiring packages. The harness is for an electric trailer brake controller and includes a trailer battery feed fuse. This harness and fuse should be ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ...If your vehicle has a rear step bumper, it may be equipped with a rear step pad at the center of the bumper. If you will be using the bumper to tow a trailer, you must remove the center cutout circle to install the trailer ball. Power Winches If you...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... Section 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 Towing Your Vehicle Engine Overheating 5-12 5-18 5-18 5-18 5-34 Cooling ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... top of the steering column all the way down to make your front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. Your hazard ... warning flashers let you warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off. But they won't flash if you'...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    yellowblue Jump Starting If your battery has run down, you may want to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your vehicle. But please use the following steps to do it safely. NOTICE: Ignoring these steps could result in costly damage to your vehicle that wouldn't be covered by ...
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    ... the vehicles rolling, set the parking brake firmly on both vehicles involved in the jump start procedure. Put an automatic transmission in PARK (P) or a manual transmission in NEUTRAL (N). If you have a four-wheel-drive vehicle, be sure the transfer case is not...
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    yellowblue 5. Check that the jumper cables don't have loose or missing insulation. If they do, you could get a shock. The vehicles could be damaged too. Before you connect the cables, here are some basic things you should know. Positive (+) will go to positive (+) or a remote positive terminal if ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ...the vehicle has one. 7. Don't let the other end touch metal. Connect it to the positive (+) terminal of ...the vehicle has one. Don't let the other end touch anything until the next step. The other end of the negative (-) cable doesn't go to the dead battery. It goes to a heavy unpainted metal ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... 11. Try to start the vehicle with the dead battery. If it won't start after a few tries, it probably needs service. 12. Remove the cables in reverse order to prevent electrical shorting. Take care that they don't touch each other or any other metal. ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ...truck. D Always secure the vehicle on each side with separate safety chains when towing it. D Use only the correct hooks. NOTICE:...-Drive vehicle towing limits for wheel lift equipment are as follows: D Front Towing -- 35 mph (55 km/h) for 50 miles (80 km) D Rear Towing -- 55 mph (88 km/h) or legal...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... operating mode allows your vehicle to be driven to a safe place in an emergency. Towing a trailer in the overheat protection mode should be avoided. D Front Towing -- 55 mph (88 km/h) or legal speed limit and distance is unlimited D Rear Towing -- 55 mph (88 km/h) for 50 miles (80...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    yellowblue If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine CAUTION: Steam from an overheated engine can burn you badly, even if you just open the hood. Stay away from the engine if you see or hear steam coming from it. Just turn it off and get everyone away from the vehicle until it cools down. Wait until ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... otherwise, shift to the highest gear while driving -- DRIVE (D) for automatic transmissions. If you no longer have the overheat warning, you can drive. Just to...after high-speed driving. Idle for long periods in traffic. Tow a trailer. See "Driving on Grades" in the Index. 5-11
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... FILL COLD mark. If it isn't, you may have a leak in the radiator hoses, heater hoses, radiator, water pump or somewhere else in the cooling system. A. Coolant Surge Tank B. Coolant... Engine Fan If the coolant inside the coolant surge tank is boiling, don't do anything else until it...
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    yellowblue CAUTION: Heater and radiator hoses, and other engine parts, can be ...is added to the system, premature engine, heater core or radiator corrosion may result. In addition, the engine coolant ...pedal down. If it doesn't, your vehicle needs service. Turn off the engine. NOTICE: Engine damage ...
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    ... How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank If you haven't found a problem yet, but the coolant level isn't at or above the FILL COLD ... turn the cap when the cooling system, including the coolant surge tank pressure cap, is hot. Wait for the cooling system and coolant ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...could be burned. Use a 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and DEX-COOLR coolant. NOTICE: In cold weather, water can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. So use the recommended coolant. CAUTION: You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant ...
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    yellowblue 1. You can remove the coolant surge tank pressure cap when the cooling system, including the coolant surge tank ...is still some pressure left. 2. Then keep turning the pressure cap slowly, and remove it. 3. Then fill the coolant surge tank with the proper mixture, to the FILL COLD mark. ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ...and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine... By this time, the coolant level inside the coolant surge tank may be lower. If the level is lower, add more of the proper mixture to the coolant surge tank until the level reaches the FILL COLD mark. 5. ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... noise. This is normal and should not be mistaken as the transmission slipping or making extra shifts. It is merely the... and then gently brake to a stop well out of the traffic lane. A rear blowout, particularly ... you'd use in a skid. In any rear blowout, remove your foot from the accelerator pedal....
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    ... tire. To help prevent the vehicle from moving: 1. Set the parking brake firmly. 2. Put an automatic transmission shift lever in PARK (P) or shift a manual transmission to FIRST (1) or REVERSE (R). 3. If you have a four-wheel-drive vehicle, be sure the transfer case is in a...
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    yellowblue Removing the Spare Tire and Tools Extended Cab Regular Cab 5-20
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    ...there is a cover, move the seats forward and turn the wing nut on the cover counterclockwise to remove it. 2. The wheel blocks and the wheel block retainer can be ...a wing nut used to retain the storage bag and tools. To remove it, turn the wing nut counterclockwise. You'll use the...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ...cover on the bumper and use the ignition key to remove the lock. 2. Assemble the wheel wrench and ...end) of the extension through the hole in the rear bumper. Be sure the hoist end of the extension connects into... the wheel wrench (E). If the flat tire is on the rear of the vehicle, you'll need to use...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    yellowblue Attach the wheel wrench to the jack handle extensions (as needed). Attach the jack handle to the jack. Turn the wheel wrench clockwise to raise the jack lift head a little. 5-23
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ...wheel nut caps are designed to remain with the center cap. Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire .... Turn the wheel wrench counterclockwise to loosen the wheel nuts. Don't remove the wheel nuts yet. Remove the center cap. If the wheel has a smooth center piece, place the chisel end ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... jack under the vehicle. If the flat tire is on the front of the vehicle (2-Wheel Drive 1500 Series vehicles), position the jack under the bracket attached to the vehicleମ. the rear, position the jack under the rear axle between the spring anchor and the shock absorber bracket. If you ...
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    yellowblue Front Position All Other Models Front Position 2WD 1500 Series 5-26
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    yellowblue 4. Remove all the wheel nuts and take off the flat tire. Rear Position 3. Make sure the jack head is positioned so that the rear axle is resting securely between the grooves that are on the jack head. Turn the wheel wrench clockwise to raise the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from the places where the wheel attaches...towel to do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if you need ...mounting the spare, replace the wheel nuts with the rounded end of the nuts toward the wheel. Tighten each ...
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    yellowblue Front Position 2WD 1500 Series Front Position All Other Models 5-29
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    yellowblue 8. Tighten the nuts firmly in a crisscross sequence as shown by turning the wheel wrench clockwise. Rear Position 7. Turn the wheel wrench counterclockwise to lower the vehicle. Lower the jack completely. 5-30
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ... and jack extensions to their location behind the passenger's seat. Secure the items in the vehicle as shown. 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 ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    .... To store the tire: 1. Put the tire on the ground at the rear of the vehicle with the valve stem pointed downward ... extensions together. Insert the hoist end through the hole in the rear bumper and into ... the tire so that the valve stem is toward the rear of the vehicle. A. Wing Nut B. Wheel Blocks ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    yellowblue A. B. C. D. Hoist Assembly Wheel Wrench Extensions Hoist Shaft E. Valve Stem, Pointed Down F. Flat or Spare Tire G. Retainer H. Hoist Cable 6. Make sure the tire is stored securely. Push, pull, and then try to rotate or turn the tire. If the tire moves, use the wheel wrench/hoist ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... the wheels too fast while shifting your transmission back and forth, you can destroy your transmission. For information about using tire chains on your vehicle, see "Tire Chains" ..., and you or others could be injured. And, the transmission or other parts of the vehicle can overheat. That...
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    ... and right. That will clear the area around your front wheels. If you have a four-... between REVERSE (R) and a forward gear (or with a manual transmission, between FIRST (1) or SECOND (2) and ..., and press lightly on the accelerator pedal when the transmission is in gear. By slowly spinning your wheels ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... 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 by warranty. 5-36
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ...Tank Checking Things Under the Hood Engine Oil Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Automatic Transmission Fluid Manual Transmission Fluid Hydraulic Clutch Rear Axle Four-Wheel Drive Engine Coolant Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap Power Steering Fluid ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... service needs. You'll get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you'll ... work, you'll want to use the proper service manual. It tells you much more about ... manual can. To order the proper service manual, see "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index. ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ...could be damaged if you try to do service work on a vehicle without knowing enough ...Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and endorsed by the Canadian Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association for better vehicle ..., constant knock that means you have a problem. Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... additive called methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl (MMT); ask your service station operator whether or not the fuel contains MMT. General Motors does not recommend the use of such gasolines. If fuels containing MMT are used, spark plug life may ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... in your area to contribute to clean air. General Motors recommends that you use these gasolines, particularly if they comply with the specifications described earlier.... give your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). General Motors Overseas Distribution Corporation 1908 Colonel Sam Drive...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    yellowblue Filling Your Tank CAUTION: Gasoline vapor is highly flammable. It burns violently, and that ... from gasoline. While refueling, hang the filler cap by the tether using the hook located on the inside of the filler door. To remove the cap, turn it slowly to the left (counterclockwise). 6-6
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... if you open the fuel filler cap too quickly. This spray can happen if your tank is nearly full, and is more likely in hot weather. Open the fuel filler cap slowly and wait for any "...cause your malfunction indicator lamp to light and your fuel tank and emissions system may be damaged....
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ...D Do not fill a container while it is inside a vehicle, in a vehicle's trunk, pickup bed or on any surface other than the ground. D Bring the fill ... parts and start a fire. These include liquids like fuel, oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield washer and other fluids, and plastic or rubber. You or ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ... To open the hood, first pull the handle inside the vehicle. Then go to the front of the vehicle and pull up on the secondary hood release, located just to the passenger's side of the center of the grill. Lift the hood. Before closing the hood, be sure all ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... D. E. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Coolant Surge Tank Air Filter Restriction Indicator Engine Oil Dipstick Automatic Transmission Dipstick (If Equipped) F. G. H. I. J. K. Fan Engine Oil Fill Power Steering Fluid Reservoir Remote Negative Terminal (GND) ...
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    ... similar. A. B. C. D. E. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Coolant Surge Tank Air Filter Restriction Indicator Engine Oil Dipstick Automatic Transmission Dipstick (If Equipped) F. G. H. I. J. K. Engine Oil Fill Fan Remote Negative Terminal (GND) Power ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ...If the CHECK ENG OIL LEVEL appears on the instrument panel, it means you need to check your engine oil ...towel or cloth, then push it back in all the way. Remove it again, keeping the tip down, and check the ... your engine oil every time you get fuel. In order to get an accurate reading, the oil must be...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... engine oil fill cap for the VORTEC 4300 V6 engine is located on the driver's side engine valve cover. When to Add Engine Oil If the oil is at or ... cap for the VORTEC 4800, 5300 and 6000 V8 engines is located on the passenger's side engine valve cover. Be sure to fill it enough to put the level ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... Do not use any oil which does not carry this starburst symbol. If you change your own oil, be sure you use oil that has the starburst symbol on the front of the oil container. If you have your oil changed for you, be sure the oil put into your engine is American Petroleum Institute certified for ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    yellowblue As shown in the chart, SAE 5W-30 is best for your vehicle. However, you can use SAE 10W-30 if it's going to be 0 F (-18 C) or above. These numbers on an oil container show its viscosity, or thickness. Do not use other viscosity oils, such as SAE 20W-50. Engine Oil Additives Don't ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ...an indicator that lets you know when the air filter is dirty and needs to be serviced. The indicator is located on the air cleaner cover. What to Do with Used... to a place that collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or a local ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    yellowblue Your air cleaner is located in the passenger's side front corner of the engine compartment. 1. To remove the air filter, loosen the screws on the cover. Lift the cover upward. Lift the filter out of the air cleaner ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... is equipped with a panel under the center of the instrument panel, remove the bolts on it to remove the panel. Because this operation can be a little difficult, you may choose to have it done at your dealer service department. NOTICE: If the air cleaner/filter is off, a ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... and pull downward on the filter retaining bracket. Automatic Transmission Fluid When to Check and Change A good time to check your automatic transmission fluid level is when the engine oil is changed....doing frequent trailer towing. D Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... dipstick. Wait at least 30 minutes before checking the transmission fluid level if you have been ... While pulling a trailer. NOTICE: Too much or too little fluid can damage your transmission. Too ... an accurate reading if you check your transmission fluid. To get the right reading, the fluid should ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ...about three seconds in each range. Then, position the shift lever in PARK (P). 1. The red transmission dipstick handle is located at the rear of the engine compartment, on the passenger's side. Flip the handle up and then pull out the dipstick and...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... Add Fluid Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of transmission fluid to use. See “Recommended Fluids and Lubricantsମ.-III, because fluid with that label is made especially for your automatic transmission. Damage caused by fluid other than DEXRONR-III is not covered by your new ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    yellowblue Manual Transmission Fluid When to Check A good time to have it checked is when the engine oil ...maintenance schedule to find out when to change your transmission fluid. NOTICE: Too much or too..., the vehicle is parked on a level place and the transmission is cool enough for you to rest your...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... is filled with hydraulic clutch fluid. 5-Speed for VORTEC 4300 V6 and 4800 V8 engines shown, other manual transmissions similar 1. Remove the filler plug. 2. Check that the lubricant level is up to the bottom of the filler plug hole. 3. If the fluid level is ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ...should check the fluid level in your clutch master cylinder reservoir and for the proper fluid. Rear Axle When to Check Lubricant Refer to the Maintenance Schedule... diaphragm when it's in place in the reservoir. See the instructions on the reservoir cap. 1500 Series shown, 2500 Series...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    yellowblue The proper level for the 1500 Series is from 5/8 inch to 1 5/8 inch (15 mm to 40 mm) below the filler plug. The proper level for the 2500 Series is from 0 to 3/8 inch (0 to 10 mm) below the filler plug. Add only enough fluid to reach the proper level. Transfer ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    yellowblue Front Axle When to Check Lubricant Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine how often to check... Lubricant Automatic Transfer Case If the level is below the bottom of the filler plug hole... lubricant to raise the level to the bottom of the filler plug hole. Use care not to overtighten...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ...level to 1/2 inch (12 mm) below the filler plug hole. When the differential is at operating temperature (warm),... lubricant to raise the level to the bottom of the filler plug hole. What to Use Refer to the Maintenance Schedule ... you add only DEX-COOLR extended life coolant. The following explains your...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... overheat and be badly damaged. The repair cost wouldn't be covered by your 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. CAUTION: ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... Coolant" in the Index. CAUTION: Turning the surge tank pressure cap when the engine and radiator are hot can allow steam and scalding liquids to blow out ...burn you badly. Never turn the surge tank pressure cap -- even a little -- when the engine and radiator are hot. 6-30
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ..., add the proper DEX-COOLR coolant mixture at the surge tank, but only when the engine is cool. Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap CAUTION: You can be burned if you spill coolant on ... cap, make sure it is hand-tight. The coolant surge tank pressure cap must be fully installed on the ...
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    yellowblue NOTICE: Your coolant surge tank pressure cap is a 15 psi (105 kPa) ...an unusual noise. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. How ...rag. Replace the cap and completely tighten it. Then remove the cap again and look at the fluid level on...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ...windshield washer fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If you will be operating... concentrated washer fluid, D follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water. Don't mix water... freezing occurs, which could damage the tank if it is completely full. Don't use...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ...brake linings. You should add (or remove) brake fluid, as necessary, only when work is done .... The other reason is that fluid is leaking out of the brake system. If it is, you should have... to the Maintenance Schedule to determine when to check your brake fluid. See “Periodic Maintenance Inspectionsମ.
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... Refer to "Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" in the Index. Use new brake fluid from a sealed container only. Always clean the brake fluid reservoir cap and the area around the cap before removing it. This will help keep dirt from entering the reservoir. CAUTION: With the...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ... soon your brakes won't work well. That could lead to an accident. When you hear the brake wear warning sound, have your vehicle serviced. NOTICE: Continuing to drive with worn-out brake pads could result in costly brake repair. 6-36
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    ... in the proper sequence to GM specifications. Brake linings should always be replaced as complete axle sets. See "Brake System Inspection" in Section 7 of this manual under Part C "... for your vehicle, the balance between your front and rear brakes can change -- for the worse. The ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... listed in this section, contact your GM dealership service department. Before you replace any ... your vehicle for 25 days or more, remove the black, negative (-) cable from the battery. This will help ... or others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. 6-38
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ...pin outward and pull it straight up. To remove the inner pin, turn it inward and ... connector. 4. Turn the bulb counterclockwise and remove it from the headlamp lens assembly. 5. Put the new ...assembly and turn it clockwise until it is tight. 6. Plug in the electrical connector. 7. Put the headlamp lens...
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    yellowblue Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Daytime Running Lamps 1. Remove the headlamp lens assembly as mentioned previously. 2. Press the... the locking release lever, turn the bulb socket counterclockwise and remove it from the turn signal lens housing. 5. Remove the...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ...-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) and Cargo Lamp 1. Remove the screws and lift off the lamp assembly.... Cargo Lamps B. Center High-Mounted Stoplamps 2. Remove the CHMSL bulb holder back plate ... housing by pressing the release tabs. 3. The CHMSL bulb is removed by pulling the bulb straight out from the holder ...
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    yellowblue Taillamps (Pickup Models) 1. Open the tailgate. 2. Remove the two rear lamp assembly screws near the tailgate latch and pull out the lamp assembly. 4. If a CHMSL bulb is replaced, put the bulb into the socket and press...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... 3. Press the release tab and turn the bulb socket counterclockwise to remove it from the taillamp housing. 4. Pull the bulb straight out from the socket. ... turn the socket clockwise into the taillamp housing until it clicks. 6. Reinstall the rear lamp assembly and tighten the screws. 7. Close the ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    yellowblue Taillamps (Chassis Cab Models) A. Turn Signal Lamp B. Stoplamp C. Back-up .... Replacement blades come in different types and are removed in different ways. For proper type and ... "Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts" in the Index. Here's how to remove the Shephard's Hook type. 6-44
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    .... 2. Push the release lever and slide the wiper assembly toward the driver's side of the vehicle. 3. Install a new blade by reversing Steps 1 and 2. CAUTION: Poorly .... If you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your GM Warranty booklet for details. 6-45
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    yellowblue Inflation -- Tire Pressure The Certification/Tire label, which is on the rear edge of the driver's door, shows the correct inflation pressures for your tires when they're cold. "Cold" means your vehicle has been sitting for at least three ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ...rotating your tires, always use one of the correct rotation patterns shown here. After the tires have been rotated, adjust the front and rear inflation pressures as shown on the Certification/Tire label. Make certain that all wheel nuts are...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency... use a cloth or a paper towel to do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if you need to, to get all the rust ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... The tires installed on your vehicle when it was new had a Tire Performance Criteria Specification (TPC Spec) number on each tire's sidewall. When you get new...handling, speed rating, traction, ride and other things during normal service on your vehicle. If your tires have an all-season tread design...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ...-production tires. While the tires available on General Motors passenger cars and light trucks ... safety requirements and additional General Motors Tire Performance Criteria (TPC) standards. ... from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics ...
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    ... can lead to sudden tire failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum required by law. ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ... wheel nuts on your vehicle can be dangerous. It could affect the braking and handling of your vehicle, make your tires lose ... GM original equipment wheel. Tire Chains NOTICE: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer calibration, headlamp aim...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ... you must. Use chains that are the proper size for your tires. Install them on the tires of the rear axle. Don't use chains on the tires of the front axle. Tighten them as tightly as possible with the ends securely fastened. Drive slowly and follow the chain ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ... Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric 1. Vacuum and brush the area to remove any loose dirt. 2. Always clean a whole trim panel or section. Mask surrounding ...As soon as you've cleaned the section, use a sponge to remove the suds. 6. Wipe cleaned area with a clean, damp towel ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ... soft drinks, vomit, urine and blood can be removed as follows: 1. Carefully scrape off excess stain, ...mayonnaise, chili sauce and unknown stains can be removed as follows: 1. Carefully scrape off excess stain. ... a clean cloth. D Rub with a clean, damp cloth to remove dirt. You may have to do it more...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ...GM Glass Cleaner or a liquid household glass cleaner will remove normal tobacco smoke and dust films ...may cause scratches. Avoid placing decals on the inside rear window, since they may have to ... later. If abrasive cleaners are used on the inside of the rear window, an electric defogger element may be...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ... soap. Don't use strong soaps or chemical detergents. Be sure to rinse the vehicle well, removing all soap residue completely. You can get GM-approved cleaning products from ...cloth and a car washing soap to clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing Your Vehicle." 6-57
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ... waxing or mild polishing of your vehicle by hand may be necessary to remove residue from the paint finish. You can get GM-approved cleaning .... If necessary, use non-abrasive cleaners that are marked safe for painted surfaces to remove foreign matter. Exterior painted surfaces are subject to aging, ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ...on chrome-plated wheels, but avoid any painted surface of the wheel, and buff off immediately after application. Don't take your vehicle through an automatic car wash that has silicon carbide tire cleaning brushes. These brushes can also damage the surface of these wheels. Cleaning Tires To clean...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... only to materials manufactured and sold by General Motors. Bodies, body conversions or equipment not made... General Motors are not covered. Underbody Maintenance Chemicals used for ice and snow removal ...these are not removed, accelerated corrosion (rust) can occur on the underbody parts such as fuel ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... Vinyl Cleaner Glass Cleaner Armor All USAGE Exterior polishing cloth Removes tar, road oil and asphalt Use on chrome, ... leather, wood, acrylics, Plexiglas , plastic, rubber and vinyl Cleans carpets, seats, interior trim, door panels and floor mats Spray on and rinse with water Attracts, absorbs and ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... 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 windshield from ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ...Replace it as soon as you can. Windshield Wipers The windshield wiper motor is protected by an internal circuit breaker and a fuse. If the motor overheats due to heavy snow, etc., the wiper will stop until the motor cools. If the overload is caused by some electrical problem and not snow, etc., be...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ... on the driver's side edge of the instrument panel. Pull off the cover to access the fuse block. You can remove fuses with a fuse extractor which is mounted to the fuse block access door. To remove fuses if you don't have a fuse extractor, hold the end of the fuse between your...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    yellowblue NAME CRUISE IGN 3 4WD CRANK INT PRK L DOOR BRAKE RR WIPER ILLUM SEAT TURN UNLOCK HTR A/C Usage Cruise Control, ... WDO UNLOCK IGN 0 SEO IGN Usage Windshield Wipers Ignition, Instrument Panel Air Bag Power Mirrors, Power Door Locks Power Door Locks Power Window Circuit Breaker Power Door Lock...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ... Heated Seats Not Used SPARE 3 INAV PWR CTSY LP CEL PHONE Usage Headliner Wiring Trailer Brake Wiring Power Seats Not Used Manual Transmission Clutch Switch Upfitter Parking Lamps Not Used Manual Selectable Ride Switch Not Used Not Used Not Used Not ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... battery. Lift the cover for access to the fuse/relay block. You can remove fuses with a fuse extractor. The fuse extractor is located in the underhood electrical center. To remove fuses if you don't have a fuse extractor, hold the end of the fuse between your ...
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    ... Power Door Locks, Power Seat(s) Ignition Switch Not Used Accessory Power/Trailer Wiring Brake Feed Right Turn... A/C Compressor Relay, Rear Window Defogger, Daytime Running Lamps, A.I.R. System Backup Lamps, Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Automatic Transfer Case Rear Window Defogger,...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ... FOG LP FOG LP RADIO CIGAR Usage Parking Lamps Trailer Wiring Right Headlamps Daytime Running Lamps (Relay) Heated Mirrors Left Headlamps Air ... HAZ LP EXP LPS HORN CTSY LP RR WPR TBC Usage Right Turn Signals Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Left Turn Signals ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ...-Beam Headlamps Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Front Marker Lamp Front Parking and Turn Lamp Rear Marker Lamp, Taillamp and Stop Lamp Taillamp and Stop Lamp** Rear Turn Lamp Rear Turn Lamp ** Back-up ... replacement bulbs not listed here, please consult your dealer. ** Chassis Cab Models 6-71
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ... inches (1.52 mm) 0.060 inches (1.52 mm) Wheels and Tires Model C/K 1500 C/K 2500 Tire Pressure Description 6 bolts (14mm) 8 bolts (14mm) Torque ... N·m) 140 lb-ft (190 N·m) See the Certification/Tire label on the rear edge of the driver's door or the incomplete vehicle document in the cab. 6-72
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ... 4800 V8 VORTEC 5300 V8 VORTEC 5300 V8** VORTEC 6000 V8 VORTEC 6000 V8* VORTEC 6000 V8 VORTEC 6000 V8* Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic Manual Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic Manual Manual Quantity 12.6 quarts (11.9 L) 12.9 quarts (12.2...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ...6.0 quarts (5.7 L) 6.0 quarts (5.7 L) [Oil filter should be changed at every oil change. Fuel Tank Capacity (Approximate) Type Short Bed Long Bed Chassis Cab Quantity 26.0 gallons (98.0 L) 34.0 gallons (128.0 L) 34.0 gallons (128...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ... GM dealer. These specifications are for information only. If you have any questions, see the service manual for the chassis or refer to the body manufacturer's publications. VIN ...* Passenger Compartment Air Filter Kit** PCV Valve* Spark Plugs* Fuel Filter* Wiper Blades** Wiper Blade Type ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ...your vehicle. Your vehicle needs these services to retain its safety, dependability and emission .... 7-2 7-4 7-5 7-18 Introduction Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Scheduled Maintenance Part B: Owner Checks and Services 7-23 7-25 7-28 Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Part D: Recommended ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ... Owner Assistance booklet, or your dealer for details. Maintenance intervals, checks, inspections and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in good working condition. Any damage caused by failure to follow recommended maintenance may not be...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ... have done and how often. Some of these services can be complex, so unless you ...have the necessary equipment, you should let your dealer's service department or another qualified ... Maintenance Inspections" explains important inspections that your dealer's service department or another qualified ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    yellowblue Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Using Your Maintenance Schedule We at General Motors want to help you keep your vehicle in good...service needs, you'll know that GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using genuine GM parts...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    yellowblue Scheduled Maintenance The services shown in this schedule up to 100,000 miles (166 ... miles (166 000 km) at the same intervals. The services shown at 150,000 miles (240 ... We, however, urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ..., ball joints, steering linkage, transmission shift linkage, transfer case shift linkage, parking brake cable guides, and brake front axle. Ball joints should not be lubricated unless their temperature is 10_F (-12_C) or higher, or they could ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    yellowblue Scheduled Maintenance ENGINE OIL CHANGED DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: DATE ENGINE OIL CHANGED ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-7
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    yellowblue Scheduled Maintenance ENGINE OIL CHANGED DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: DATE ENGINE OIL CHANGED ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-8
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ...months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) j Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and ... filter may require replacement more often. j Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ...months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) j Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and ... filter may require replacement more often. j Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    ...months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) j Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and ... filter may require replacement more often. j Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ... 50,000 Miles (83 000 km) j Change automatic transmission fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these ..., whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) j Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    ... you drive regularly under dusty conditions, the filter may require replacement more often. j Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle... Replace fuel filter. 60,000 Miles (100 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-13
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ...months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) j Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and ... filter may require replacement more often. j Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ...months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) j Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and ... filter may require replacement more often. j Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    ...every 12 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) j Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check .... An Emission Control Service. j Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. j Change automatic transmission fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under one...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ... vehicle under severe service conditions listed j previously and, therefore, haven't changed your automatic transmission fluid, change both the fluid and filter....system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. Change five-speed manual transmission fluid (with 4300 V6 or ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    ...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 ... See "Tires" in the Index for further details. Cassette Deck Service Clean cassette deck. Cleaning should be done...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    yellowblue At Least Twice a Year Restraint System Check Make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors and anchorages are working properly. Look for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts. If you see anything that might keep a safety ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ...if needed. Automatic Transmission Check Check the transmission fluid level; add if needed. See "Automatic Transmission Fluid" in the Index. A fluid loss may indicate a problem. Check the system and repair if needed. Hydraulic Clutch System Check ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    yellowblue Starter Switch Check Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check ... turn off the engine immediately if it starts. 3. On automatic transmission vehicles, try to start the engine in... other position, your vehicle needs service. On manual transmission vehicles, put the shift lever in...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ... your foot on the regular brake, set the parking brake. D With an automatic transmission, the key should... button. With the engine running and transmission in NEUTRAL (N), slowly remove foot pressure from the regular... out only in LOCK. Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARK (P) Mechanism Check...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ... once. Proper procedures to perform these services may be found in a service manual. See "Service and Owner Publications" in the...system and pressure cap is recommended at least once a year. Steering and Suspension Inspection Inspect the front and rear suspension and steering system for damaged, ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ... Inspection Every 12 months or at oil change intervals, check front axle and transfer case and add lubricant when necessary. On manual shift transfer ...required on off-road use. Drive Axle Service Check rear/front axle fluid level and add as needed. Check constant velocity joints ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ... Washer Solvent Hydraulic Clutch System Power Steering System Manual Transmission (5-Speed with Low Gear, RPO MW3) FLUID/LUBRICANT Delco Supreme 11R Brake Fluid ... pint, 1050017 - 1 quart, or equivalent). GM Goodwrench Synthetic Manual Transmission Fluid (GM Part No. 12346190 -...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    ... 75W-90 Synthetic Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. 12378261) or equivalent meeting GM Specification 9986115. DEXRONR-III Automatic Transmission Fluid. Manual Synchromesh Transmission Fluid Transmission (GM Part No. 12345349 (5-Speed without or equivalent). ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ... (GM Part No. 12345579 or equivalent). Synthetic Grease with Teflon, SuperlubeR (GM Part No. 12371287 or equivalent). Body Door Hinge Pins, Tailgate Hinge and Linkage, Folding Seat and Fuel Door Hinge 7-27
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    yellowblue Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in the... owner information portfolio is a convenient place to store them. Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-28
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    yellowblue Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-29
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    yellowblue Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-30
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ... you need assistance. This section also tells you how to obtain service publications and how to report any safety defects. 8-2 ... States Government Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors Ordering Service and Owner Publications in Canada 8- 8-1
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ... or the operation of your vehicle will be resolved by your dealer's sales or service departments. Sometimes, however, despite the best intentions of all concerned,.... 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 Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ... One first if you have a concern. STEP THREE -- Both General Motors and your dealer are committed to making sure you are completely ... your Warranty and Owner Assistance Information booklet for information on the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP). D Vehicle Identification Number (This ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ... is limited by vehicle age, mileage and other factors. General Motors reserves the right to change eligibility limitations and/or discontinue its ...be addressed to Chevrolet's Customer Assistance Center. United States Chevrolet Motor Division Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 7047 Troy,...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    yellowblue Canada General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre, 163-005 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H ... Telephone devices (TTYs)) Roadside Assistance: 1-800-268-6800 If toll free service is not available in the Caribbean, call Puerto Rico 1-787-763-1315. GM Mobility ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ... of the Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Center. As the owner of a 2000 Chevrolet, membership in Roadside Assistance is free....mechanical problems. Toll-free number, 1-800-CHEV-USA (243-8872) Free towing...-Warranty Towing (to the closest dealer from a legal roadway) D FREE Locksmith/Key Service (when keys...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ... New Vehicle Limited Warranty to eligible purchasers of 2000 Chevrolet passenger cars and light duty... retail and retail lease customers operating 2000 and newer Chevrolet vehicles for a period ...you can be reached Vehicle mileage Description of problem Please refer to the Roadside Assistance brochure ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    ... and be supported by original receipts. Plan Ahead When Possible When your vehicle requires warranty service, ...keep driving it until it can be scheduled for service, unless, of course, the problem is safety-related. If it is, please call your dealership, let them know this, and ask for instructions....
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    ... shuttle service, may not be available at every dealer. Please contact your dealer for specific ...during the Complete Vehicle Coverage period of the General Motors of Canada New Vehicle Limited Warranty,... consult your dealer for details. General Motors reserves the right to unilaterally modify, change ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    ...Safety Administration (NHTSA), in addition to notifying General Motors. If NHTSA receives similar complaints,... involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General Motors. To contact NHTSA,... can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from the hotline. REPORTING SAFETY...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    yellowblue REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS In addition to notifying NHTSA (or Transport Canada) in a...Service and Owner Publications in Canada Service manuals, owner's manuals and other service literature are available for purchase for all current and past model General Motors vehicles. ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ... below.) CURRENT PUBLICATIONS FOR 2000 CHEVROLET SERVICE MANUALS Service Manuals have the diagnosis ... procedures, adjustments and specifications for the 2000 GM transmissions, transaxles and transfer cases. ... to knowledgeably service General Motors cars and trucks. Each bulletin contains instructions ...
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    ... applied against the original order. VEHICLE MODEL NAME YEAR 2000 2000 2000 2000 QTY. PRICE EACH* $120.00 $50....P T O PUBLICATION FORM NUMBER ITEM DESCRIPTION Service Manual Car & Light Truck Transmission Unit Repair Owner's Manual In Portfolio Owner's Manual Without Portfolio NOTE: Dealers and...



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