2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner's Manual

2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Manual

2001 Chevrolet Cavalier manual table of contents:

  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 1
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    Every 2001 Cavalier under warranty is backed with the following services: 1-800-CHEV-USA ® ( For vehicles purchased in Canada, call 1-800-268-6800) that provides in an emergency: Courtesy Transportation Free lockout assistance Free dead-battery assistance Free out-of-fuel assistance ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner's Manual Litho in U.S.A. Part Number 22628175 A First Edition © Copyright General Motors Corporation 2000 All Rights Reserved i
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ... for Children Features and Controls Section 2 Windows Keys and Door Locks Remote Keyless Entry System (If Equipped) Trunk Release (If Equipped) Automatic Transaxle (If Equipped) Manual Transaxle (If Equipped) Parking Brake Tilt Wheel (If ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... Driving Tips for Various Road Conditions 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 Tire If ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    Table of Contents (cont'd) Service and Appearance Care Section 6 Fuel Checking Fluids and... Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Tires and Wheels Appearance Care Electrical System/Fuses and... Section 7 Scheduled Maintenance Owner Checks and Services Periodic Maintenance Inspections Recommended Fluids ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... Assistance and Courtesy Transportation Warranty Information (See Warranty Manual) Reporting Safety Defects on page 8-10 Service Publications Index Section 9 In the Index ... it to quickly find something you want to read. Please refer to the last page of this manual for your Service Station Guide v
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ...support voluntary technician certification. GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem and the name CAVALIER are registered trademarks of General... the vehicle, please leave this manual in it so the new owner can use it. For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    How to Use this Manual Many people read their owner's manual from beginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle. If you 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 ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ...you about something that can damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly. But the notice will... to do to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM FUSE TURN SIGNALS LIGHTER DOOR LOCK UNLOCK PARKING LAMPS WINDSHIELD DEFROSTER HORN BRAKE FASTEN SEAT BELTS HAZARD WARNING FLASHER POWER WINDOW DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER COOLANT FUEL ENGINE ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    Service Station Guide Fuel For a More Detailed Look at What's Under the Hood See Section 6 2.2L Engine Oil Dipstick See Section 6 Cooling System See Section 5 Use unleaded only. See Section 6 for octane ratings. Spare Tire Pressure See Section 5 Hood Release See Section 6 Tire Pressure...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ...Systems Here you'll find information about the seats in your vehicle and how to use your safety belts properly. You can also learn about some... Wear Safety Belts Properly Driver Position Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Right Front Passenger Position Supplemental Restraint...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... them -- and also about reclining seatbacks and head restraints. Manual Front Seats CAUTION: You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is moving. The sudden movement could startle and confuse you, ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ...the seat with your body, to make sure the seat is locked into place. If your vehicle is equipped with easy entry seats, this is your front passenger seat adjuster. Pull ... release the lever. Then try to move the seat with your body, to make sure the seat is locked into place. 1-3
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ...the seatback, lift the lever located on the outboard side of the seat and move the seatback to where you want it. Release the lever to lock the seatback. Pull up on the lever and the seat will go to an upright position. But don't have a seatback reclined ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ...if you buckle up, your safety belts can't do their job when you'...into it, receiving neck or other injuries. The lap belt can't do its job either. In a crash ... go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at your... sit well back in the seat and wear your safety belt properly. Slide...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    .... After you've used it, be sure to push rearward on an easy entry seat to be sure it is locked. The right front seat of... of the back seat. When you return the seatback to its original position, make sure the seatback is locked. The latch must be down for the seat to work properly. CAUTION: If the...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... Rear Seat To return the seat to it's upright position, push the seatback up to its original latched position. To fold down the rear seat, pull forward on the... position and securely latched by pulling forward on the top of the seatback. Move any objects in the trunk compartment. 1-7
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    Safety Belts: They're for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells you some things you ... 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 ride where he or she ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ... 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. 1-9
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. 1-10
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    The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... or the instrument panel ... 1-11
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ...and get out, is much greater if you are belted. If my vehicle has air bags, why should I have to wear safety belts? Air bags are in many vehicles today and will be in most of them ... system ever offered for sale has required the use of safety belts. Even if you're in a vehicle that has air bags...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ...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'... This part describes the driver's restraint system. Lap-Shoulder Belt The driver has a lap-shoulder belt. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt isn't long enough, see "Safety ... you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had .... Don't let it get twisted. The shoulder belt may lock if you pull... across you more slowly. 4. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ...) Before you begin to drive, move the shoulder belt adjuster to the height that is right for you. The lap part ...take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks if there's a sudden stop or crash, or if you... adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. After you move the adjuster to...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ... You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. Q: What's wrong with this? A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won't give nearly as much protection this ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ...CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. ... could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle nearest you. A: ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ...can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would ... the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the... internal organs like your liver or spleen. A: The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. It should be worn over the...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    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....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. Like all ... 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 ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... air bags have provided in the past. Everyone in your vehicle should wear a safety belt properly -- whether or not there's an air ... way, you will engage the child restraint locking feature. If this happens, just let the belt go back all the way and start again. Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ...leaning forward, it could seriously injure you. Safety belts help keep you in position before and... children and infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its air bag system is... secure children properly in your vehicle. To read how, see the part of this manual called "Children." 1-22
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows the air bag symbol. How the Air Bag System Works The system checks the air bag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See "Air Bag Readiness Light" in the Index for ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... between an occupant and 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. 1-24
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ...In moderate to severe frontal or near-frontal collisions, even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or the instrument panel. Air bags supplement the protection provided by safety belts. Air bags distribute the force of the impact more ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... there to help protect you in another crash. A new system will include air bag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace other parts. D Your vehicle is equipped with a crash sensing ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... want the system to inflate while someone is working on your vehicle. Your dealer and the service manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the air bag system. To purchase a service manual, see "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index. CAUTION: ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... Rear passengers who aren't safety belted can be thrown out of the vehicle in a crash. And they can strike others in the vehicle who are wearing safety belts. Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions... let it get twisted. Lap-Shoulder Belt The positions next to the windows have lap-shoulder belts...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... the belt stops before it reaches the buckle, tilt the latch plate and keep pulling until you can ... the belt is not long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" at the end of this section. Make sure the ... lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part. 1-29...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    .... This could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. ... able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks if there's a sudden stop or a crash, or if you pull the belt very quickly out of the retractor. To unlatch the belt, ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ... who have outgrown booster seats and for small adults. When installed on a shoulder belt, the comfort guide better positions the belt ... on the shoulder belts. Here's how to install a comfort guide and use the safety belt: 1. Pull the elastic cord out from between the edge of the seatback and the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ...the belt. The elastic cord must be under the belt. Then, place the guide over the belt, and insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide. 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on top. 1-32
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    4. Buckle, position and release the safety belt as described in "Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions" 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 that you can take ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    Center Passenger Position Lap Belt When you sit in the center seating position, you have a lap safety belt, which has no retractor. To make the belt longer, tilt the latch plate and pull it along the belt. 1-34
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In fact, the law in every state...restraint. Young children should not use the vehicle's safety belts, unless there is no ...belt isn't long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" at the end of this section. Make sure ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... kg) force on a person's arms. A baby should be secured in an appropriate restraint. CAUTION: People should never hold a baby in their arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby doesn't weigh much -- until a crash. During a crash a baby will become so heavy it is not possible to hold it. CAUTION: (...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... but also whether or not the restraint will be compatible with the motor vehicle in which it will be used. For most basic types of child restraints, there .... When purchasing a child restraint, be sure it is designed to be used in a motor vehicle. If it is, the restraint will have a label saying that ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... unlike that of an adult or older child, for whom the safety belts are designed. A young child’s hip bones are still so small that vehicle’s regular safety belt may not remain low on the hip bones... settle up around the child’s abdomen. In a crash, the belt would apply force on a body area thatମ.
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    Restraint Systems for Children An infant car bed (A), a special bed made for use in a motor vehicle, is an infant restraint system designed to restrain or ...sure that the infant's head rests toward the center of the vehicle. A rear-facing infant seat (B) provides restraint with the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ...-like shields. A booster seat (F-G) is a child restraint designed to improve the fit of the vehicle's safety belt system. Some booster seats have a shoulder belt positioner, and some high-back booster...five-point harness. A booster seat can also help a child to see out the window. 1-40
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... may find these instructions on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both. These restraints use the belt system in your vehicle, but the child also has to... the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if they are...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... they are restrained in the rear rather than the front seat. General Motors, therefore, recommends that child ...including an infant riding in a rear-facing infant seat, a child riding in a forward-facing child ...work, a top strap must be properly anchored to the vehicle. If the child restraint does not ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    .... You'll find them behind the rear seat on the filler panel. Anchor the top strap to one of these anchor points. Be sure to use an anchor point located on the same side of the vehicle as the seating position where the child restraint will be placed. Once...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position You'll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part about the top strap if the ... in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. 1. Put the restraint on the seat. 2. Pick up the latch plate, and run the...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... pull up on the shoulder belt while you push down on the child restraint. If you're using a forward-facing child restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 5. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position You'll be using the lap belt. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. See the earlier part ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ..., you may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 6. Push and pull the child restraint in different ... the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt. It will be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. 1-...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ...-facing child restraint in the right front seat. You'll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child...and shoulder portions of the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. If...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    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. 1-49
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... into the retractor while you push down on the child restraint. You may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 7. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... buckled up can strike other people who are buckled up, or can be thrown out of the vehicle. Older children need to use safety belts properly. Older children who have outgrown booster seats should wear the vehicle's safety belts. If you have the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ...can be crushed together and seriously injured. A belt must be used by only one person at a time. Q: A: What if a child is wearing a lap-shoulder belt, but the...neck? Move the child toward the center of the vehicle, but be sure that the shoulder belt still is on the child's shoulder, so ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ...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 ...hips, just touching the child's thighs. This applies belt force to the child's pelvic bones in a crash...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ..., and use it only for the seat it is made to fit. To wear it, just attach it to the regular safety belt. ...and repairs may be necessary even if the belt wasn't being used at the time of the collision. If an air bag ... look for any opened or broken air bag covers, and have them repaired or replaced. (...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ...Your Engine Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped) Automatic Transaxle Operation Manual Transaxle Operation Parking Brake Shifting Into PARK (P) (...2-50 2-51 2-51 2-52 2-54 2-56 Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transaxle Models Only) Parking Over Things That Burn Engine Exhaust Running Your Engine While Youମ.
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Never leave a child alone in a vehicle, especially with the windows closed in warm or hot weather. Manual Windows On a vehicle with manual windows, use the window crank to open and close each window. 2-2
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... driver's window can be opened to the desired position by pressing the rear of the switch to the first detent. To use the auto-down feature, push the rear of the switch all the way down. The window ... can still control all windows with the switch in the lock position. Press the lockout switch ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    Keys CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don't leave the keys in a vehicle with children. 2-4
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    One key is used for the ignition, the doors and all other locks. NOTICE: Your vehicle has a number ...theft. But you can have a lot of trouble getting into your vehicle if you ever lock your key inside. ...tag. If you need a new key, contact your Chevrolet dealer who can obtain the correct key code. See ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... being thrown out of the vehicle in a crash if the doors aren't locked. So, wear safety belts properly ... from happening. There are several ways to lock and unlock your vehicle. Use your key to ... can also use it to unlock your vehicle. See "Remote Keyless Entry System" in the Index. To lock the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... won't lock (or unlock) all of the doors -- that's a safety feature. To Use One of These Locks 1. Use a key to move the lock all the way up. ... door. 3. Do the same thing to the other rear door lock. The rear doors on your vehicle cannot be opened from the inside when this feature is in use. 2-7
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... has this feature, you can lock and unlock your doors or unlock your trunk from about 3 feet (1 m) up to 30 feet (9 m) away using the remote keyless entry transmitter ... monitor and set a horn alarm if the vehicle's door or trunk is opened without first unlocking the door or trunk ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment. At times you may notice a ... is necessary. See the instructions that follow. qualified technician for service. D If you're still having trouble, see your dealer or a 2-9
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ...within five seconds, all remaining doors will unlock. Trunk Release: The trunk will unlock anytime when the vehicle symbol on the transmitter is pressed and ...if all doors and the trunk are closed, the headlamps will flash once, the interior lamps will turn off, and the vehicle content theft security ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... on which keyless entry transmitter you use to unlock the doors. The radio will recall all ... setting changes will be assigned to the transmitter last used to unlock the doors. This feature can be disabled ... vehicle can have only four transmitters matched to it. NOTICE: When replacing the battery, use...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ...Put the two halves back together. Make sure the cover is on tightly, so water won't get in. ..., under certain circumstances, manual resynchronization may be required. To replace the battery in the transmitter: 1. Use a coin or .... If the doors do not lock and unlock, see your dealer for service. 2-12
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... outside, insert the key and turn the trunk lock cylinder or use the remote keyless entry transmitter... Exhaust" in the Index. CAUTION: It can be dangerous to drive with the trunk lid open because carbon monoxide (... between the body and the trunk lid: D Make sure all other windows are shut. CAUTION:...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ...kit from your dealer. This kit includes: D a modified trunk latch, D a lighted release handle, and D seatback tethers (for vehicles with folding rear seatbacks).... trunk release handle was not designed to be used to tie down the trunk lid or as an anchor point when securing items in ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ... well-lit area. D Put your valuables in a storage area, like your trunk or glove box. Be sure to close and lock the storage area. Parking at Night Park in a lighted spot, close all windows and lock your vehicle. Remember to keep your valuables out of sight. Put ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... and rearm when the trunk has been closed. This allows the customer to exit the vehicle, lock the doors using the transmitter, and open the trunk using the transmitter without having ... is armed, opening any door or trunk, or using a wrong key to start the vehicle will cause a pre-alarm ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... three horn chirps when you press the UNLOCK, TRUNK or LOCK buttons on your transmitter, that means ... properly and must be serviced by your dealer. Your vehicle is not protected by Passlock ... for service. Also, see "Roadside Assistance" in the Index for more information. PasslockR Your vehicle ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    New Vehicle "Break-In" NOTICE: Your vehicle doesn't need an elaborate "break-in." But it will perform better in the long run if you follow ... slow -- for the first 500 miles (805 km). Don't make full-throttle starts. D Avoid making hard stops for the first 200 miles (322 km) or so. During ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... ACCESSORY and RUN allow you to operate electrical accessories, such as the radio. CAUTION: On manual transaxle vehicles, turning the key to LOCK will lock the steering column and result ... the key or the ignition switch. If none of this works, then your vehicle needs service. 2-19
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    Key Release Button (Manual Transaxle) The ignition key cannot be removed from the ignition unless the key release button is used. Your radio will work when the ignition key is in...safety feature. To restart when you're already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only. NOTICE: To remove the key, the...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    Manual Transaxle The gear selector should be in NEUTRAL and the parking brake engaged. Hold the clutch pedal to the ...be drained much sooner. And the excessive heat can damage your starter motor. Wait about 15 seconds between each try to help avoid draining your battery or damaging your starter. 2-21
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... to be drained much sooner. And the excessive heat can damage your starter motor. Wait about 15 seconds between each try to help avoid draining your battery or damaging your starter. 2. If the engine doesn't start in 10 seconds, or if the weather is very cold (...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ...0_F (-18_C) or colder, the engine coolant heater can help. You'll get easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm-up. Usually, the coolant heater should be plugged in a minimum of four hours prior to starting your vehicle. 2-23
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    To Use the Engine Coolant Heater 1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open the hood and unwrap the ... AC outlet. If the cord won't reach, use a heavy-duty three-prong extension cord ... transaxle. The shift lever is located on the console between the seats. There are six different positions for the shift lever ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    PARK (P): This position locks your front wheels. It's the best position to use when you start your engine because your vehicle can't move easily. CAUTION: It is dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ..., use NEUTRAL (N) only. Also, use NEUTRAL (N) when your vehicle is being towed. Forward Gears (3-Speed) .../hr), or you can damage your transaxle. Use DRIVE (D) as much as possible. Don't shift ... by shifting out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) with the engine racing isn't covered by your warranty. 2-26
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... hold your vehicle there with only the accelerator pedal. This could overheat and damage the transaxle. Use your brakes or shift into PARK (P) to hold your vehicle in position on a...(55 km/h), push your THIRD (3): This position is also used for normal driving, however, it offers more power ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... (90 km/h), or you can damage your transaxle. Use AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (D) or THIRD (3) as much as possible. Don’t ...t hold your vehicle there with only the accelerator pedal. This could overheat and damage the transaxle. Use your brakes or shift into PARK (P) to hold your vehicle in position on a ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    Manual Transaxle Operation Five-Speed This is your shift pattern. SECOND (2): Press the clutch pedal as you let up on ...the vehicle stops, press the clutch pedal and the brake pedal, and shift to NEUTRAL (N). NEUTRAL (N): Use this position when you start or idle your engine. Here's how to operate ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... while pressing the accelerator pedal. Up-Shift Light (Manual Transaxle) If you have a manual transaxle, you may have a light. This light will show you when to shift to the next higher ... your transaxle. Also, use REVERSE (R), along with the parking brake, for parking your vehicle. Shift Speeds...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... the parking brake lever. If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will come on. To release the parking brake, hold the brake pedal ... you to release the parking brake. NOTICE: Automatic shown, manual similar The parking brake lever is located between the bucket seats. Driving with the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... injured. To be sure your vehicle won't move, even when you're on fairly level ground, use the steps that follow. If you're pulling a trailer, ... lever all the way toward the front of your vehicle. 3. Turn the ignition key to LOCK. 4. Remove the key and take it with you...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running (Automatic Transaxle Only) Torque Lock (Automatic Transaxle) If you are parking on a hill and you ...release the parking brake. If torque lock does occur, you may need to have another vehicle push yours a little uphill to...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... brake until the end of Step 4. 3. Shift to NEUTRAL (N). 4. Start the vehicle and then shift to the drive gear ... fixed as soon as you can. Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transaxle Models Only) Before ... OFF, remove the key and release the clutch. See "Manual Transaxle Operation" in the Index. 2-34
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... you ever suspect exhaust is coming into your vehicle: D Drive it only with all the windows down to blow out any CO; and D Have your vehicle fixed immediately. CAUTION: ... can burn could touch hot exhaust parts under your vehicle and ignite. Don't park over papers, leaves, ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. Don't leave your vehicle ... to PARK (P). Follow the proper steps to be sure your vehicle won't move. See "Shifting Into PARK ...off could allow dangerous exhaust into your vehicle. See the earlier Caution under "Engine Exhaust...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... your legs more room when you exit and enter the vehicle. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever The lever on the left ... the steering wheel and pull the lever. Move the steering wheel to a comfortable level, then release the lever to lock the wheel in place. D D D D Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... you. Then release it. When the high beams are on, this light on the instrument panel cluster will also be on. To signal a lane .... Flash-to-Pass This feature lets you use your high-beam headlamps to signal a... in front of you that you want to pass. To use it, pull the turn signal/multifunction lever ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... for a long or short interval between wipes. This can be very useful. Move the stalk to DELAY, then turn the inner band and ... longer interval between wiper cycles. If your vehicle is equipped with fixed delay, you can use this function by moving the stalk to DELAY. Remember that damaged wiper blades ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ... will either stop or will resume the speed you were using before. Cruise Control (If Equipped) CAUTION: In freezing weather, don't use your washer until the windshield is warmed. Otherwise the ... brakes, or the clutch pedal if you have a manual transaxle, the cruise control shuts off. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ...spinning, and you could lose control. Don't use cruise control on slippery roads. CAUTION: If ... until you want to use cruise control. 1. Move the cruise control switch to ON. D If your vehicle is in...the Index. When road conditions allow you to safely use it again, you may turn the cruise control ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... Each time you do this, your vehicle will go about 1 mph (1.6 km/h) faster. Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control There are two... do this, you'll go about 1 mph (1.6 km/h) slower. D Use the accelerator pedal to get to a higher speed. Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control Use the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... cruise control. Many drivers find this to be too much trouble and don't use cruise control on steep hills. Ending Cruise... control: Exterior Lamps D Step lightly on the brake pedal, or push the clutch pedal, if you have a manual transaxle, or D move the cruise switch to OFF. Erasing Cruise Speed...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ...Parking Lamps Sidemarker Lamps Taillamps Instrument Panel Lights Daytime Running Lamps Daytime .... Fully functional daytime running lights are required on all vehicles first sold in Canada.... Lamps Sidemarker Lamps Taillamps Instrument Panel Lights D The ignition is on, D the headlamp switch is in OFF...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... DRL telltale indicates a possible burned out headlamp, or that the vehicle may need service to repair a stuck DRL relay. When the DRL are on, your high and low-beam headlamps...the fog lamps off. When using fog lamps, the parking lamps or low-beam headlamps must be on. A light on the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... Panel Intensity Control You can brighten or dim the instrument panel lights by turning the thumbwheel up or down. After you exit the vehicle and all ... will go on. In addition, if your vehicle is equipped with remote keyless entry, the light will come on when the remote keyless entry ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ...your vehicle's battery. When any interior lamp (trunk, reading, dome, etc.) is left on and ... the interior lamps, do one of the following: Manual Remote Control Mirror The outside rearview ... can see a little of the side of your vehicle when sitting in a comfortable driving position. D The ignition ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... surface is curved so you can see more from the driver's seat. CAUTION: A convex mirror can make things (like other vehicles) look farther away ... each mirror so you can see a little of the side of your vehicle when sitting in a comfortable driving position. The mirror is a spring-...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ...only, by following these steps: 1. Roll down the left door window. 2. Fold the mirror toward the front of the vehicle. Hold the mirror in position ... your right hand, move the adjustment lever handle (inside the vehicle) in order to align the T end of the lever with the lever slide. 4....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ...cupholder inside of the center console lid. Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter (If Equipped) To use the lighter, just.... You'll see it inside the back wall of the trunk. Put small loads, like grocery bags,...net isn't for larger, heavier loads. Store them in the trunk as far forward as you can. You can ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ..., you can swing down the visors. You can also swing them to the side. Open the sunshade by hand when using the vent position. Press and release the rear of ... be closed by hand. The sunroof glass panel cannot be opened or closed if your vehicle has an electrical failure. Sunroof (...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System 2-52
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    .../Washer Controls H. Cigarette Lighter (If Equipped) I. Audio System J. Climate Controls and Rear Window Defogger K. Fuse Panel L. Hood Release Lever M. Tilt Steering Wheel Lever (If Equipped) N. Parking Brake Lever O. Shift Lever 2-53
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    Instrument Panel Cluster Your instrument panel cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You'll know how fast you're going, about how much fuel is left in the tank, and many other things you'll need to drive safely and ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... kilometers per hour (km/h). Your odometer shows how far your vehicle has been driven, in either miles (used in the United States) or kilometers (used in Canada). Your odometer can be seen when the vehicle is running. To view it when the ignition is off, ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ...Indicators This part describes the warning lights and gages that may be on your vehicle. The pictures will help ... or others from injury. Warning lights come on when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicleମ. pages, some warning lights come on briefly when you start the engine just to let ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... work together to let you know when there’s a problem with your vehicle. When one of the warning..., or when one of the gages shows there may be a problem, check the section that tells you what to do... in the Index. Safety Belt Reminder Light When the key is turned to RUN or START, a chime will come...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... may not work properly. Have your vehicle serviced right away. The air bag readiness light should flash for a few seconds when you turn the ... yourself or others, have your vehicle serviced right away if the air bag readiness light stays on after you start your vehicle. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ...may take longer to stop. If the light is still on, have the vehicle towed for service. See "Towing Your Vehicle" in the Index. CAUTION: Your brake system may ... stopped carefully, have the vehicle towed for service. When the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will also come...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... on, or comes on when you're driving, there may be a problem with your Enhanced Traction System and your vehicle may need service. When this warning light is on, the system will not limit wheel spin. Adjust your driving accordingly. 2-60
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... time when the transaxle shift lever is in any position other than FIRST (1) or SECOND (2) your vehicle needs service. Enhanced Traction System Active Light D The warning light will come on when you set your United States Canada D If the traction ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... overheat. See "Engine Coolant" in the Index and have your vehicle serviced as soon as you can. United States Canada Your ...off the road, stop your vehicle and turn off the engine as soon as possible. In "Problems on the Road," this manual shows what to do. See "Engine Overheating" in the...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ...The CHECK ENGINE light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will be indicated by the system before any problem ... prevent more serious damage to your vehicle. This system is also designed to assist your service technician in correctly diagnosing any ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... previous steps, and drive the vehicle to your dealer or qualified service center for service. If the Light Is On Steady You may be ...been detected on your vehicle. Dealer or qualified service center diagnosis and service may be required. D Light On Steady -- An emission control system If the Light ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... fuel to turn the light off. If none of the above steps have made the light turn off, have your dealer or qualified service center check the vehicle. Your dealer has the proper test equipment and diagnostic tools to fix any mechanical or ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... soon as possible and have your vehicle serviced. D When the ignition is on but the engine is not running, the light will come on as a test to show you it is working,...can be costly and is not covered by your warranty. D If you're idling at a stop sign, the light may blink on ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    Service Vehicle Soon Light This light will come on briefly when you turn on the ignition. If the light flashes,... on or come on if it detects a problem on the vehicle. If this happens, see your dealer's service department as soon as possible. United States Canada This light will come on briefly ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    Up-Shift Light (Manual Transaxle) This light comes on when you need to shift to the next higher gear. See "Manual Transaxle" in the Index. Check Gages Light United States Only United States Canada This light will come on briefly ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    Fuel Gage Here are four things that some owners ask about. None of these show a problem with your fuel gage: D At the service station, the gas pump shuts off before the gage reads full. D It takes a little more or less fuel to fill up that the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... to operate the comfort control and audio systems offered with your vehicle. Be sure to read about the particular systems supplied with your vehicle. 3-2 ... Air Conditioning (If Equipped) Heating Defogging and Defrosting Rear Window Defogger (If Equipped) Ventilation System Audio Systems Setting the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    .... With these systems, you can control the ventilation and heating in your vehicle. Your vehicle also has the flow-through ventilation system described later in this .... VENT: This setting brings in outside air and directs it through the instrument panel outlets. Standard Climate Control System 3-2
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ...two ways. Some air is directed through the instrument panel outlets. Most of the air is directed through the ...floor ducts and half to the defroster and side window vents. DEFROST: This setting directs most of the air through the defroster and side window vents. Some of the air goes to the floor ducts...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ...: For maximum cooling use this setting to recirculate much of the air inside your vehicle and... and half to the defroster and side window vents. DEFROST: This setting directs most... when it is needed to help dry the air in the vehicle. The indicator light will also be on in the setting. Air Conditioning...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... compressor will help reduce vehicle interior fogging. Heating On cold days, use floor with the temperature ... the front and side windows. To defrost the windows quickly, use DEFROST with the temperature knob all the way in the red area. To warm passengers while keeping the windows clean, use DEFOG....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... control to the highest setting. To defog the side windows while using the air conditioner, set the right ... vents, close the center vents. The rear window defogger uses a warming grid to remove fog from... you could cut or damage the warming grid, and the repairs wouldn't be covered by your warranty....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... For mild outside temperatures when little heating or cooking is needed, use vent to direct outside air through your vehicle. Your vehicle also has ...the chance of fogging the inside of your windows. of objects. This helps air circulate throughout your vehicle. D When you enter a ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... audio system can do and how to operate all its controls, to be sure you're getting the most out of the advanced engineering that went into it. Your vehicle has a feature called Retained Accessory Power (RAP). With RAP, you can play your audio system even after the ignition is off. See "Retained...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ...for two seconds until you hear a beep. Use SCAN to listen to stations for a few seconds. The...being played or to display the clock. Clock display is available with the vehicle off. Finding a Station AM FM: ...The display shows your selection. PRESET SCAN: Use preset scan to listen to each of your preset...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    PUSHBUTTONS: The six numbered pushbuttons let you return to your favorite stations. You can set up to 18 stations (six AM, six FM1 and six FM2) by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press AM FM to select the band. 3. Tune in the desired station. 4. Press and hold one of the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ...appear on the display. Radio Calibration Your audio system has been calibrated for your vehicle from the factory. If CAL appears on the display it means that your radio has not been configured properly for your vehicle and must be returned to the dealership for service. 3-11
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    .... The radio will seek to stations with a strong signal only. SCAN: Press and hold one of the SEEK arrows for two seconds until you hear a beep. Use SCAN to listen to stations for a few seconds. The radio will go to a station, stop for a few seconds and flash the station frequency, then go on to the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    PRESET SCAN: Press and hold one of the SEEK arrows for more than four seconds until you will hear a double beep. Use PRESET SCAN to listen to each of your preset stations for a few seconds. The radio will go to the first preset station stored on your pushbuttons, except those stations with weak ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    To set BASS or TREBLE to the middle position, select the desired tone control. Then press and hold AUDIO for more than two seconds until you hear a beep. B and a zero or T and a zero will appear on the display. To set all of the tone controls and speaker controls to the middle position, end out of ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    Playing a Compact Disc Insert a disc partway into the slot, label side up. The player will pull it in. The disc should begin playing. The display will show CD. If you want to insert a compact disc with the ignition off, first press RCL or the eject button. If you're driving on a very rough road ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ...Radio Calibration Your audio system has been calibrated for your vehicle from the factory. If CAL appears on the display it means that ...radio has not been configured properly for your vehicle and must be returned to the dealership for service. AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... on the display if the radio cannot find out the vehicle speed. Then, as you drive, SCV automatically increases the ... to you as you drive. If you don't want to use SCV, select OFF. Each volume setting allows for more volume compensation at faster vehicle speeds. Finding a Station AM FM: Press this ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... show the bass level. When you use this control, the radio's auto tone setting will switch to manual. To set bass to the middle position, select the control and... show the treble level. When you use this control, the radio's auto tone setting will switch to manual. If a station is...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... you press AUTO TONE. Each time you press it, another setting will appear on the display. The manual setting allows tone control to return to the bass and treble controls. Use the pushbuttons and the AUTO TONE button to program the auto tone for station ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... FM station you are currently tuned to. You can use RDS to display program information and to ...: Press this knob to change what appears on the display while using RDS. The display options are station name, .... RDS is always on. RDS features are only available for use on FM stations which broadcast RDS ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... not. The traf icon will flash on the display when seeking for a station that supports traffic interrupt. When the traffic interrupt feature is on, TRAF ... announcement plays. If the cassette tape or compact disc player was being used, the tape or compact disc will stay in the player and resume play ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... broadcasts, and will not work during tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. ALTERNATE FREQUENCY: This RDS feature allows the radio to... nothing but a garbled sound, the tape may not be in squarely. Press EJT to remove the tape and start over. 3-22
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    While the tape is playing, use the VOL, P-TYPE LIST/AUDIO and SEEK controls just as you do for the radio. The display will ...repeat. If the hubs do not turn easily, your tape may be damaged and should not be used in the player. Try a new tape to make sure your player is working properly. CHK TAPE may ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ...will appear on the display. You may select stations during REV operation by using the TUNE, SEEK and the P SCAN controls. FWD (4): Press this button to ... appear on the display. You may select stations during FWD operation by using the TUNE, SEEK and the P SCAN controls. SIDE (5): Press this button to...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    Tight/Loose Tape Sensor Defeat With the radio off and the ignition on, press and hold the TAPE CD button to disable the tight/loose tape sensing feature to enable play of some tape head cleaners and portable CD adapters. The radio will display READY and flash the cassette icon. The tight/loose tape...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... message is displayed when the radio has not been calibrated properly for the vehicle. You must return to the dealership for service. LOCKED: This message is displayed when the THEFTLOCKR system has locked up. You must return to the dealership ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... a portion of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). If the radio is moved to a different vehicle, it will not operate and LOCKED will be displayed. When the radio and vehicle are turned off, the blinking red light indicates that THEFTLOCK is armed. With THEFTLOCK ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ...comfortably and clearly. NOTICE: Before you add any sound equipment to your vehicle -- like a tape player, CB radio, mobile telephone or two-way radio... sound equipment, check with your dealer and be sure to check Federal rules covering mobile radio and telephone units. Tips About Your Audio System ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ...be cleaned regularly after every 50 hours of use. Your radio may display CLN or ...recommended cleaning method for your cassette tape player is the use of a scrubbing action, non-abrasive cleaning cassette... your dealer (GM Part No. 12344789). When using a scrubbing action, non-abrasive cleaning cassette...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ...scrubbing action, wet-type cleaner which uses a cassette with a fabric belt to clean the tape head. This...may not clean as thoroughly as the scrubbing type cleaner. The use of a non-scrubbing action, dry-type cleaning ... before you have your tape player serviced. Care of Your Compact Discs Handle discs...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    Care of Your Compact Disc Player The use of CD lens cleaner discs is not ... adjustment is only available on RDS radios. The radio is the vehicle chime producer. The chime is produced from the driver's... it with a factory radio or chime module will disable vehicle chimes. Fixed Mast Antenna The fixed ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    .... We've also included many other useful tips on driving. 4-2 4-3 4-6 4-6 4-9 4-11 4-13 4-13 4-15...4-21 Defensive Driving Drunken Driving Control of a Vehicle Braking Enhanced Traction System Steering Off... Hypnosis Hill and Mountain Roads Winter Driving Recreational Vehicle Towing Loading Your Vehicle...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ..., in both city and rural driving. You never know when the vehicle in front of you is going to brake or turn suddenly. Defensive driving ... best advice anyone can give about driving is: Drive defensively. Please start with a very important safety device in your vehicle: Buckle up. See “Safety Beltsମ.
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ...things that anyone needs to drive a vehicle: The obvious way to solve the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive.... person and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone who is ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    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. states, and ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    The body takes about an hour to rid itself of the alcohol in one drink. No amount of coffee or number of cold showers will speed that up. "I'll be careful" isn't the right answer. What if there's an emergency, a need to take sudden action, as when a child darts into the street? A person ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ..., drugs and frustration. But even in 3/4 of a second, a vehicle moving at 60 mph (100 km/h) travels ..., so keeping enough space between your vehicle and others is important. And, of course, ...); tire tread; the condition of your brakes; the weight of the vehicle and the amount of brake force applied. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... system will check itself. You may notice that your brake pedal moves or pulses a little. This is normal. If there's a problem with the anti-lock brake system, this warning light will stay on. See "Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light" in the Index. 4-7
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    The anti-lock system can change the brake pressure faster than any driver could. ... the obstacle while braking hard. Here's how anti-lock works. Let's say the road is wet. You'... stop rolling, the computer will separately work the brakes at each wheel. As you brake, your computer keeps receiving ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ...even though you have anti-lock brakes. Using Anti-Lock Don't pump the brakes. ...an Enhanced Traction System (ETS) that limits wheel spin. This is especially useful in slippery road conditions. .... United States Canada This light will come on when your Enhanced Traction System is limiting wheel spin. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... working, but this is normal. This light will also come on when the anti-lock brake system is working.... use REVERSE (R), THIRD (3) or OVERDRIVE ( ). See "Automatic Transaxle" in the Index. If your vehicle ... on to let you know if there's a problem with the system. See "Enhanced Traction System ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... driving on curves. The traction of the tires against the road surface makes it possible for the vehicle to change its path when you turn the front wheels. If there's no traction, inertia will keep the vehicle going in the same direction. If you've ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking -- if you can stop in ...the time for evasive action -- steering around the problem. Your vehicle can perform very well in ...you can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left or right depending on the space available. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ...while you're driving. Passing The driver of a vehicle about to pass another on a two-lane highway ...simple maneuver? Not necessarily! Passing another vehicle on a two-lane highway is a potentially dangerous ...so that your vehicle straddles the edge of the pavement. You can turn the steering wheel up ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... space if the vehicle ahead suddenly slows or stops. Keep back a reasonable distance. start to ... to pass. When you are far enough ahead of the passed vehicle to see its front in your inside mirror, ... lamps are not flashing, it may be slowing down or starting to turn. following driver to get ahead of ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... your foot off the accelerator pedal. B If your vehicle starts to slide, ease your foot off the... quickly steer the way you want the vehicle to go. If you start steering quickly enough, your ... may not realize the surface is slippery until your vehicle is skidding. Learn to recognize warning clues -- ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... more space between you and other vehicles. headlamps can light up only so much ... driver may require at least twice as much light to see the same thing at night as a 20-year-... reason is that some drivers are likely to be impaired -- by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. 4-16
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ...your eyes contract repeatedly. Remember that your headlamps light up far less of a roadway when you are ...that way, it's easier to pick out dimly lighted objects. Just as your headlamps should be... suffer from night blindness -- the inability to see in dim light -- and aren't even aware of it. 4-17
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ...Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you can't stop, ...to go slower and be cautious if rain starts to fall while you are driving. The surface may ...they show signs of streaking or missing areas on the windshield, or when strips of rubber start to separate from the inserts. 4-18
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... a car wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes work normally. Hydroplaning...can see reflections from trees, telephone poles or other vehicles, and raindrops "dimple" the water's surface, there...going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... as you might at a low water crossing, your vehicle can be carried away. As little as six inches ...through water that is slightly lower than the underbody of your vehicle. If you can't avoid deep puddles .... And be especially careful when you pass another vehicle. Allow yourself more clear room ahead,...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    City Driving One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You'll ... is busy enough to need it. When a light turns green, and just before you start to move, check both ways for vehicles that have not cleared the intersection or may be running the red light. 4-21
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... unless you want to pass. Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your turn signal. Just before you leave the lane, glance quickly over your shoulder to make sure there isn't another vehicle in your "blind" spot. Mile for mile, freeways (also called thruways, parkways, ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... it serviced and maintained, it's ready to go. If it needs service, have it done before starting out. Of course, you'll find experienced and able service experts in Chevrolet dealerships all across North America. They'll be ready and willing to help if you need ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... the drone of the engine, and the rush of the wind against the vehicle that can make you sleepy. Don't let...Hill and Mountain Roads D Make sure your vehicle is well ventilated, with a comfortably cool interior. D...get sleepy, pull off the road into a rest, service or parking area and take a nap, get...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    .... Always have your engine running and your vehicle in gear when you go downhill. D Keep your vehicle in good shape. Check all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, ...You may see highway signs on mountains that warn of special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-passing zones...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... Here are some tips for winter driving: D Have your vehicle in good shape for winter. D You may want to put winter emergency supplies in your trunk. Include an ice scraper, a small brush or broom,...bags to help provide traction. Be sure you properly secure these items in your vehicle. 4-26
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... on. But wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the least traction of all....accelerate when driving on a slippery road. Even though your vehicle has this system, you'll want to slow ...traction. If you accelerate too fast, the drive wheels will spin and polish the surface under the tires...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ...a slippery road. Even though you have the anti-lock braking system, you'll want to begin ... be fine until you hit a spot that's covered with ice. On an otherwise clear road, ice patches may ...a serious situation. You should probably stay with your vehicle unless you know for sure that you are near ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... or smell it, so you might not know it is in your vehicle. Clear away snow from around the base of your vehicle, especially...check around again from time to time to be sure snow doesn't collect there. Open a window just a little on the side of the vehicle that's away from the wind. This will help ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... the driver's side instrument panel cover. After towing, remember to reinstall the fuse to restore normal vehicle operation. D Remove the BCM/CLU ... vehicle is towed at a large angle, or if the vehicle experiences significant braking forces, the trunk "open" sensor may be ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    Towing Your Vehicle From the Front 3-Speed Automatic Transaxle (With a Dolly) You may tow your vehicle using a towing dolly if you have a three-speed automatic transaxle. Follow these steps: 1. Put the front wheels on a dolly. 2. Set the...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    Towing Your Vehicle From the Front 4-Speed Automatic and 5-Speed Manual Transaxle (Without a Dolly) You may tow your vehicle with all four wheels on the ground if you have a four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual transaxle. Follow these steps: 1. Set...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... Vehicle NOTICE: Do not tow your vehicle from the rear. Your vehicle could be badly damaged and the repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Two labels on your vehicle show how much weight it may properly carry. The Tire-Loading Information ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    CAUTION: Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the GVWR, or either the maximum...crash. Also, overloading can shorten the life of your vehicle. The other label is the Certification label, found on the... more than 132 lbs. (60 kg) in your trunk. If you put things inside your vehicle -- like suitcases,...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ...trunk or rear area of your vehicle. In a trunk, put them as far forward as you can....If you have fold-down rear seats, you'll find four anchors on the back wall of your trunk. You can use these anchors to tie... in the trunk or rear area. D Never stack heavier things, like suitcases, inside the vehicle...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... trailering takes correct equipment, and it has to be used properly. That's the reason for this part. In it are many ... Load-pulling components such as the engine, transaxle, wheel assemblies and tires are forced to work ... can be state or provincial police. Consider using a sway control. You can ask ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... can be too heavy. It depends on how you plan to use your rig. For example, speed, altitude, ... grades, outside temperature and how much your vehicle is used to pull a trailer are all important. And... information or advice, or you can write us at: Chevrolet Motor Division Customer Assistance Center P.O....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... the right hitch. Here are some rules to follow: If you're using a weight-carrying hitch, the trailer tongue (A) should weigh 10 percent .... Do not attach rental hitches or other bumper-type hitches to it. Use only a frame-mounted hitch that does not attach to the bumper. vehicle when you install a ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ...not drop to the road if it becomes separated from the hitch. Instructions about safety chains may be provided by the hitch ... If the trailer has electric brakes, start your vehicle and trailer moving and then... own brakes? Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so you'll be...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... someone guide you. Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer When you tow a trailer, your vehicle may... Check with your dealer. The arrows on your instrument panel will flash whenever you signal a turn ... stop. When towing a trailer, the arrows on your instrument panel will flash for turns even if the bulbs ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ...or steep downgrade. If you don't shift down, you might have to use your brakes so much that they would get hot and no ... regular brakes, but don't shift into PARK (P) yet or into gear for a manual transaxle. When parking uphill, turn your wheels away from the curb. When parking downhill, turn your...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ...a three-speed automatic transaxle. Maintenance When Trailer Towing Your vehicle will need service more often when you're pulling a trailer. ... overfill), engine oil, drive belt, cooling system and brake system. Each of these is covered in this manual, and the Index will help you find them quickly. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    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 5-11 5-18 5-19 5-29 5-30 Cooling...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... 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. Other ... Devices If you carry reflective triangles, you can set one up at the side of the road about 300 feet (100 m) behind your vehicle. 5-2
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... run down, you may want to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your vehicle. But please use the following steps below to do ... these steps could result in costly damage to your vehicle that wouldn't be covered by your warranty. The ACDelcoR battery in your vehicle...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ...ground connection you don't want. You wouldn't be able to start your vehicle, and the bad grounding could damage the electrical ... parking brake firmly on both vehicles involved in the jump start procedure. Put an automatic transaxle in PARK (P) or a manual transaxle in NEUTRAL before setting the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... that would damage the battery and maybe other parts, too. CAUTION: Using a match near a battery can cause battery gas to explode. People have been hurt doing this, and some have been blinded. Use a flashlight if you need more light. Be sure the battery has enough water. You don't need to add ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. 7. Remove the red plastic cap, and ... the red positive (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the vehicle with the dead battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... hands away from moving parts once the engine is running. 11. Now start the vehicle with the good battery and run the engine for a ... vehicle with the dead battery. If it won't start after a few tries, it probably needs service. 13. Remove the cables in reverse order to prevent electrical shorting. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ..., Unpainted Metal Engine Part B. Good Battery C. Dead Battery Towing Your Vehicle Consult your dealer or a professional towing service if you need to have your vehicle towed. See "Roadside Assistance" and "Recreational Vehicle Towing" in ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... You will find a coolant temperature gage and a low coolant warning light on your vehicle's instrument panel. See "Engine Coolant Temperature Gage" and... with no coolant, your vehicle can be badly damaged. The costly repairs would not be covered by your warranty. 5-9
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ...warning but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes ... over, stop, and park your vehicle right away. If there's still... not to lift the hood but to get service help right away. Climb a long... heater to full hot at the highest fan speed and open the window as necessary. 5-10...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    Cooling System When you decide it's safe to lift the hood, here's what you'll see: 2.4L L4 Engine A. Coolant Surge Tank with Pressure Cap B. Electric Engine Cooling Fan 2.2L L4 Engine A. Coolant Surge Tank with Pressure Cap B. Electric Engine Cooling Fan 5-11
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ...all coolant. That could cause an engine fire, and you could be burned. Get any leak fixed before you drive the vehicle. NOTICE: Engine damage from running your engine without coolant isn't covered by your warranty. 5-12
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ...occurs first. Damage caused by the use of coolant other than DEX-COOLR is not covered by your new vehicle warranty. If there ...overheating, the fan should be running. If it isn't, your vehicle needs service. How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank If you haven't found a problem yet, but the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    CAUTION: Steam and scalding liquids from a hot cooling system can blow out and burn you badly. They are under pressure, and if you turn the coolant surge tank pressure cap -- even a little -- they can come out at high speed. Never turn the cap when the cooling system, including the coolant surge ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ...overheat warning. Your engine could catch fire and you or others could be burned. Use a 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and DEX-COOLR coolant. NOTICE...and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. So use the recommended coolant. CAUTION: You can be burned if you spill coolant ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    2. Then keep turning the pressure cap slowly, and remove it. 1. You can remove the coolant surge tank pressure cap when the cooling system, including the coolant surge tank pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. Turn the pressure cap slowly counterclockwise (left) about two or two...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    3. Then fill the coolant surge tank with the proper mixture, to the FULL COLD mark. 4. With the coolant surge tank pressure cap off, start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fan. By this time, the coolant level inside ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... skid and may require the same correction you'd use in a skid. In any rear blowout, remove your foot from the accelerator pedal. Get the vehicle under control by steering the way you want ... a tire goes flat, the next part shows how to use your jacking equipment to change a flat tire ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ...2. Put an automatic transaxle shift lever in PARK (P), or shift a manual transaxle to FIRST (1) or REVERSE (R). 3. Turn off the engine. To be even more certain the vehicle won't move,... at the opposite end. The following steps will tell you how to use the jack and change a tire. 5-19
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    Removing the Spare Tire and Tools The equipment you'll need is in the trunk. 1. Turn the center retainer nut on the compact spare cover counterclockwise to remove it. 2. Lift and remove the cover. See "Compact Spare Tire" later in this ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ...tire. 4. Your vehicle's jack and wheel wrench are stored in a foam tray. Remove the jack and wheel wrench from the trunk. Remove the band around the jack. The tools you'll be using include the jack (A) and wheel wrench (B). 5-21
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    .... Don't remove them yet. 1. If your vehicle is equipped with wheel covers, use the wheel wrench to begin loosening the plastic wheel nut caps. Once you ...loosening them with your fingers. Using the flat end of the wheel wrench, pry along the edge of the wheel cover until it comes ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. CAUTION: Raising your vehicle with the jack improperly positioned can damage the vehicle... the vehicle by turning the jack handle clockwise. Raise the vehicle far enough off the ground so there is...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ...the wheel bolts, mounting surfaces and spare wheel. CAUTION: Never use oil or grease on studs or nuts... any rust or dirt from the places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towel to do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if you ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    10. Tighten the wheel nuts firmly in a crisscross sequence, as shown. 9. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack handle counterclockwise. Lower the jack completely. 5-25
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... sequence and to the proper torque specification. Don't try to put a wheel cover on your compact spare tire. It won't fit. Store the wheel cover in the trunk until you have the flat tire repaired or replaced. NOTICE: Wheel covers won't fit on your compact spare. If you ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ...a jack, a tire or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or ...Jack Flat Road Tire Adapter E. Wing Bolt F. Cover G. Nut Store the flat tire in the compact spare ...the adapter and wing bolt. Store the jack and wheel wrench in the foam tray. 5-27
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... Spare Tire" in the Index. See the storage instructions label to replace your compact spare tire into your trunk properly. A. B. C. D. Wrench Jack Compact Spare Tire Adapter E. Wing Bolt F. Cover G. Nut 5-28
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... the tire and wheel, and maybe other parts of your vehicle. Don't use your compact spare on other vehicles. And don't mix your...NOTICE: Tire chains won't fit your compact spare. Using them can damage your vehicle and can damage the chains too. Don't use tire chains on your compact spare. 5-29
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ...stuck, but you must use caution. NOTICE: Spinning your wheels can destroy parts of your vehicle as well as the...shift back and forth between REVERSE (R) and a forward gear (or with a manual transaxle, between FIRST (1) or SECOND (2) and REVERSE (R)), spinning the wheels as little as possible. Release...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    Section 6 Service and Appearance Care Here you will find information about the care of your vehicle. This section begins with service and fuel information, and then it ...6-12 6-17 6-19 6-22 6-23 6-23 6-24 6-27 Service Fuel Fuels in Foreign Countries Filling Your Tank Filling a...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... Own Service Work If you want to do some of your own service work, you'll want to use the proper service manual. It tells you much more about how to service your vehicle than this manual can. To order the proper service manual, see "Service...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... be damaged if you try to do service work on a vehicle without knowing enough about it. D Be sure you have ... tools before you attempt any vehicle maintenance task. D Be sure to use the proper nuts, bolts and ... fasteners can be easily confused. If you use the wrong fasteners, parts can later break or...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... may be affected. The malfunction indicator lamp on your instrument panel may turn on. If this occurs, return to your authorized Chevrolet dealer for service. To provide cleaner air, all gasolines in the United States are now required to...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... States or Canada, the proper fuel may be hard to find. Never use leaded gasoline or any other fuel not recommended in the previous text on fuel. Costly repairs caused by use of improper fuel wouldn't be covered by your warranty. To check on fuel availability, ask an auto club, or contact a ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    CAUTION: If you get gasoline on yourself and then something ignites it, you could be badly burned. Gasoline can spray out on you if you open the fuel filler cap too quickly. This spray can happen if your tank is nearly full, and is more likely in hot weather. Open the fuel filler cap slowly and ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    .... 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 nozzle in contact ... properly. This may cause your malfunction indicator lamp to light and your fuel tank and emissions system may ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    .... Hood Release To open the hood, first pull the handle located inside the vehicle on the driver's side under the instrument panel. CAUTION: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like gasoline, ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ...the hood prop into the slot in the hood marked "PROP ROD." Use the prop rod sleeve when handling the hood prop. Then go to the front of the vehicle and lift up... secondary hood release handle works properly, lubricate the hood latch at least once a year. Lower the hood 8 to 10...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    Engine Compartment Overview When you open the hood on the 2.2L L4 engine (Code 4), you'll see: A. B. C. D. Coolant Surge Tank Power Steering Fluid Reservoir Engine Oil Fill Cap/Dipstick Brake Fluid Reservoir E. Hydraulic Clutch Fluid Reservoir (If Equipped) F. Automatic Transaxle Fluid ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    When you open the hood on the 2.4L L4 engine (Code T), you'll see: A. Coolant Surge Tank B. Engine Oil Fill Cap C. Engine Oil Dipstick D. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir E. Brake Fluid Reservoir F. Hydraulic Clutch Fluid Reservoir (If Equipped) G. Battery H. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter I. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    Engine Oil If the oil pressure light appears on the instrument panel, it means you need to check your engine oil level right away. Checking Engine...order to get an accurate reading, the oil must be warm and the vehicle must be on level ground. Check the oil here if you have ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ...check the level. When to Add Engine Oil If the oil is at or below the ADD 1 QT. mark, then you'll need to add at least one quart of oil. But you must use the right kind. This part explains what kind of oil to use. For crankcase capacity, see "Capacities and Specifications" in the Index. 6-13
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    NOTICE: Don't add too much oil. If your engine has so much oil that the oil level gets above the upper mark that shows the proper operating range, your engine could be damaged. This is where you add oil if you have a 2.4L engine. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for more ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    What Kind of Engine Oil to Use Oils recommended for your vehicle can be identified by looking for the... you change your own oil, be sure you use oil that has the starburst symbol on the front of ... engines. You should also use the proper viscosity oil for your vehicle, as shown in the following chart: ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ...as frequent driving in stop-and-go traffic). D Most trips are through dusty areas. D The vehicle is used for delivery service, police, taxi or other commercial application. Driving under these conditions causes engine oil to break down sooner. If any...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... taking it to a place that collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or a local recycling center for help. The engine air cleaner/filter is located on the driver's side of ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ..., remove the screws that hold the cover on and lift the cover. Be sure to reinstall the engine air cleaner/filter and replace the cover tightly. Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine when to replace the air filter. See "Scheduled Maintenance Services" in the Index. NOTICE: If the air ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ...choose to have this done at the dealership service department. If you do it yourself, be sure to follow all the instructions here, or you ... higher. D In hilly or mountainous terrain. D Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ..., which is 180_F to 200_F (82_C to 93_C). Get the vehicle warmed up by driving about 15 miles (24... longer. Checking the Fluid Level Prepare your vehicle as follows: Then, without shutting off the... Index for more information on location. D Park your vehicle on a level place. Keep the engine running. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ...for your automatic transaxle. Damage caused by fluid other than DEXRONR-III is not covered by your new vehicle warranty. 3. After adding fluid, recheck the... to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of transaxle fluid to use. See "Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" in the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ...only reason for fluid loss. If a leak occurs, take the vehicle to the dealership service department and have it repaired as soon as possible....: D When doing frequent trailer towing. D Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ...only reason for fluid loss. If a leak occurs, take the vehicle to the dealership service department and have it repaired as soon as possible... may also have your fluid level checked by your dealer or service center when you have your oil changed. When to Check and What to Use Refer to the Maintenance...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ...miles (50 000 km) or 24 months, whichever occurs first. Damage caused by the use of coolant other than DEX-COOLR is not covered by your new vehicle warranty. D D D D D Give freezing protection down to -34_F (-37_C). Give boiling protection up...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ...coolant which won't damage aluminum parts. If you use this coolant mixture, you don't need to add anything else. NOTICE: If you use an improper coolant mixture, your engine could overheat and be badly damaged. The repair cost wouldn't be covered by your warranty. Too much water in the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... the surge tank pressure cap -- even a little -- when the engine and radiator are hot. The vehicle must be on a level surface. When your engine is cold, the coolant level should be at the FULL COLD mark. If the low coolant light comes on and stays on, it means you're low on engine coolant. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    Adding Coolant If you need more coolant, add the proper DEX-COOLR coolant mixture at the surge tank, but only when the engine is cool. Surge Tank Pressure Cap NOTICE: Your surge tank cap is a 15 psi (105 kPa) pressure-type cap and must be tightly installed to prevent coolant loss and possible ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... noise. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for more information on location. What to Use To determine what kind of fluid ... to use the proper fluid can cause leaks and damage hoses and seals....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... Fluid What to Use When you need windshield washer fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If you will be operating your vehicle in an area where the temperature may fall below freezing, use a fluid that has sufficient ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... if the engine is hot enough. You or others could be burned, and your vehicle could be damaged. Add brake fluid only when work is done on the...hydraulic system. When your brake fluid falls to a low level, your brake warning light will come on. See "Brake System Warning Light" in the Index. There ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... Add When you do need brake fluid, use only DOT-3 brake fluid.... keep dirt from entering the reservoir. NOTICE: D Using the wrong fluid can badly damage ... not to spill brake fluid on your vehicle. If you do, wash it off... work at all. This could cause a crash. Always use the proper brake fluid. D 6-31...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... Maintenance Inspection" in Section 7 of this manual under Part C "Periodic Maintenance Inspections." Properly torqued wheel nuts are necessary ... the brake wear warning sound, have your vehicle serviced. NOTICE: Continuing to drive with worn-out brake pads could result in costly brake repair....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... height, or if there is a rapid increase in pedal travel. This could be a sign of brake trouble. Replacing Brake System Parts The braking system on a vehicle is complex. Its many parts have to be of top quality and work well together if the vehicle is...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... use, see "Replacement Bulbs" in the Index. For any bulb changing procedure not listed in this section, contact your Chevrolet dealer's service department. Vehicle Storage If you're not going to drive your vehicle for 25 days or more, remove...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    .... Be careful not to break the fasteners that hold the shield in place. 2. Using a 13 mm socket, remove the two bolts from the headlamp. Pull the headlamp assembly up and toward the front of the vehicle to access the bulb assembly. When replacing the driver's side headlamp, twist ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... the bulb base from the socket by lifting the plastic locking tab. 4. Remove the black collar by turning ...new bulb into the socket. 7. Reinstall the bulb assembly by reversing Steps 1 through 3, making sure the lower leg of the headlamp bracket is properly seated into the wedge-shaped retainer. 6-36...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ...rectangle hole in the headlamp bracket. Apply pressure to the snap feature (toward the outboard of the vehicle). Guide the lamp forward. 3. When the lamp is removed twist the socket to remove from the lamp. (The bulb is connected to the wire harness). 4. Replace ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    5. Align the outboard pin to the outboard tab in the bracket. Align the (two) inboard pins with the hole in the headlamp bracket. 6. Push the front park and turn lamp straight in until you hear a snap. The snap feature is visible through the slot in the headlamp bracket. 6-38
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... following: 1. Remove the fastener which holds down the trunk trim. On vehicles without a convenience net, pry the fastener loose....with a convenience net, remove the net and unscrew the fastener. Then pull down the trunk trim. 2. Remove the assembly by turning it one-quarter turn counterclockwise. 4....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    Back-Up Lamps To replace a back-up lamp, do the following: 1. Open the trunk lid and locate the back-up lamp assembly on the trunk lid. 2. Gently remove the bulb from the socket by turning it counterclockwise and pulling it out. 3. Replace the bulb in the socket ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... Shepherd's Hook type: 1. Pull the windshield wiper arm away from the windshield. 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. 6-41
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... made by a leading tire manufacturer. If you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your Chevrolet Warranty booklet for details. CAUTION: (Continued) D Underinflated tires pose the same danger as overloaded tires. The ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... when they're cold. "Cold" means your vehicle has been sitting for at least three hours or .... It should be at 60 psi (420 kPa). How to Check Use a good quality pocket-type gage to check ... when they're underinflated. Be sure to put the valve caps back on the valve stems. They help prevent leaks...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ... rust or dirt from places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towel to do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if you ... Tire" in the Index. When rotating your tires, always use the correct rotation pattern shown here. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    When It's Time for New Tires One way to tell when it's time for new tires is to check the treadwear indicators, which will appear when your tires have only 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) or less of tread remaining. You need a new tire if any of the following statements are true: D You can see the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ..., handling, speed rating, traction, ride and other things during normal service on your vehicle. If your tires have an ... sizes or types (radial and bias-belted tires), the vehicle may not handle properly, and... may also cause damage to your vehicle. Be sure to use the same size and type tires ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ...-type snow tires, space-saver or temporary use spare tires, tires with nominal rim diameters ... tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... and possible tire failure. Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance The wheels on your vehicle were aligned and balanced carefully at the factory to ...other, the alignment may need to be reset. If you notice your vehicle vibrating when driving on a smooth road, your wheels may need to be rebalanced. Wheel ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... to have the right wheel, wheel bolts and wheel nuts for your vehicle. NOTICE: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer calibration, headlamp aim, bumper height, vehicle ground clearance and ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... tires. If you have other tires, use tire chains only where legal and only... size tires, don't use tire chains. They can damage your vehicle because there's not enough clearance. Use another type of... device only if its manufacturer recommends it for use on your vehicle and tire size combination and...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... inside. Never use these to clean your vehicle: Don't use any of these unless this manual says you can. In many uses, these will damage your vehicle: D D D ... Inside of Your Vehicle Use a vacuum cleaner often to get rid of dust and loose dirt. Wipe vinyl, leather, plastic...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... area immediately or it will set. Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Stains caused by such things as catsup, ...If a stain remains, follow instructions for Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner. Using Multi-Purpose .... 5. As soon as you've cleaned the section, use a sponge to remove the suds. 6. Wipe cleaned ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    Cleaning Vinyl Use warm water and a clean cloth. Care of Safety Belts Keep belts .... See your dealer for this product. Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel Use only mild soap and water to... off later. If abrasive cleaners are used on the inside of the rear window, an electric defogger element may ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... Wiper Blades If the windshield is not clear after using the windshield washer, or if the wiper blade chatters when...cold water. Don't wash your vehicle in the direct rays of the sun. Use a car washing soap. Don't use strong soaps or chemical detergents. Be sure to rinse the vehicle well, removing...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... a period of years. You can help to keep the paint finish looking new by keeping your vehicle garaged or covered whenever possible. Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses Use only lukewarm or cold water, a soft cloth and a car washing soap to ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... these wheels is similar to the painted surface of your vehicle. Don't use strong soaps, chemicals, abrasive polishes, .... Do not use chrome polish on aluminum wheels. Don't take your vehicle through an ... wheels. Cleaning Tires To clean your tires, use a stiff brush with a tire cleaner. NOTICE: ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ...-up materials available from your dealer or other service outlets. Larger areas of finish damage ...Although no defect in the paint job causes this, Chevrolet will repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces ...whichever occurs first. Underbody Maintenance Chemicals used for ice and snow removal and ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... cloth Removes tar, road oil and asphalt Use on chrome, stainless steel, nickel, copper and ... rubber and vinyl Cleans carpets, seats, interior trim, door panels and floor mats Spray on... use only. ** Not recommended for use on instrument panels. t Protectant t Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner 1052929 ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... it if you look through the windshield from outside your vehicle. The VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates of title and registration. D D D D your VIN, the model designation, paint information and ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ... Some electrical equipment can damage your vehicle and the damage wouldn't be covered by your warranty. Some add-on electrical...system. Before attempting to add anything electrical to your vehicle, see "Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle" in the Index. Windshield Wiper Fuse The windshield ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... This greatly reduces the chance of damage caused by electrical problems. Look at the silver-colored band inside the ... size and rating. If you ever have a problem on the road and don't have a spare fuse,...the left and pull the door forward. Make sure to insert the tabs when replacing the cover. 6-61
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... HORN Blank Blank Usage Air Bag Cruise Control Module/Switch Anti-Lock Brake (Ignition) Not Used Remote Keyless Entry System Power Mirror Left Headlamp Radio, Interior ... Cluster Exterior Lamps Cigarette Lighter, Diagnostic Link Connector Fog Lamps Horn Not Used Not Used 6-62
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... Usage Stop Lamps, Hazard Lamps Not Used Not Used Rear Window Defogger Power Door Locks Not Used Not Used Not Used Oxygen Sensor Heater Climate Control...on the driver's side of the engine compartment. Lift off the cover to check the fuses. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    .../Low Beam ...9007 Tail/Turn Signal Lamps ...3057 Turn Signal Lamps (Rear Sedan) ...3057 Dome/Reading Lamp (If Equipped) Base Model ...912 Up-... Lamps, Power Outlet, Horn, Audio Amplifier Rear Defogger, Power Locks, Stoplamps Anti-Lock Brake System Engine Cooling Fan Powertrain Control Module, Heater ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ...Automatic Transaxle (4-Speed) Complete Overhaul ...9.5 quarts (9.0 L) Manual Transaxle Complete Drain and Refill ...-Loading Information label on driver's door. Wheel Nut Torque ...100 lb-ft... to the appropriate level, as recommended in this manual. 2.2L Engine Specifications VIN Engine Code ...4 Type...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ...) Left Side ...22 inches (56 cm) Right Side ...17 inches (43 cm) Vehicle Dimensions Length All Models ...180.9 inches (460.0 cm) Width All Models ...75.4 inches (191.5 cm) Height Coupe ...53.2 inches (135.1 cm) Sedan ...54.9 inches (139.4 cm) Wheelbase All Models ...104.1 inches (264.4 cm) ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... 7 Maintenance Schedule This section covers the maintenance required for your vehicle. Your vehicle needs these services to retain its safety, dependability and ...30 7-35 7-37 7-39 Part B: Owner Checks and Services Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Part D: Recommended Fluids...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ...vehicle in good condition, please maintain your vehicle properly. Maintenance Requirements Have you... 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 covered by warranty...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... 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 ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Using Your Maintenance Schedule We at General Motors want to ...you'll know that GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using genuine GM parts. ... are listed in Part D. Make sure whoever services your vehicle uses these. All parts should be...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... Every 50,000 Miles (83 000 km): Automatic Transaxle Service (severe conditions only). Every 60,000 Miles (100 ...Trailer" in the Index. or other commercial application. D If the vehicle is used for delivery service, police, taxi One of the reasons you should follow this schedule if you operate your...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ...,000 Miles (83 000 km): Automatic Transaxle Service (severe conditions only). Every 60,000 Miles ...,000 Miles (240 000 km): Cooling System Service (or every 60 months, whichever occurs first). These intervals only summarize maintenance services. Be sure to follow the complete scheduled maintenance on ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... after 100,000 miles (166 000 km) at the same intervals. The services shown at 150,000 miles (240 000 km) should... to the completion of the vehicle's useful life. We, however, urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded. 7-7...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ... 3,000 Miles (5 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or...3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, ... information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 6,000 Miles (10 000 km) DATE...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months,... filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote [.) 15,000 Miles ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ...,000 Miles (35 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or ... 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, whichever ... (Also see footnote ++.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 24,000 Miles (40 000 km)...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months,... air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months,...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Inspect engine air cleaner filter ...Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote [.) 45,000 Miles ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... - When doing frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions... filter do not require changing. Manual transaxle fluid doesn't require change. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-13
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ...51,000 Miles (85 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or ... 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, ... information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 54,000 Miles (90 000 km) ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, ...footnote #.) j Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months,...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months,... see footnote ++.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 72,000 Miles (120 000...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Inspect engine air cleaner filter ...Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote [.) 75,000 Miles ...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months,...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months,..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months,... air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ...,000 Miles (155 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or ... 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, whichever... (Also see footnote ++.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 96,000 Miles (160 000 km)...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... - When doing frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, the fluid and ... and neck. Pressure test cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. SERVICED BY: 7-20
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... after 100,000 miles (166 000 km) at the same intervals. The services shown at 150,000 miles (240 000 km) should ... to the completion of the vehicle's useful life. We, however, urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded. 7-...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months...(12 500 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months...(37 500 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months...(62 500 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    .... - When doing frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle under any of these ... filter do not require changing. Manual transaxle fluid doesn't require change. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 52,500 ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ...12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 ... ++.) Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. Replace engine air ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months...(125 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 ...engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    .... - When doing frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, ... cap and neck. Pressure test the cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. SERVICED BY: 7-29
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... Listed in this part are owner checks and services which should be performed at the intervals specified.... At Each Fuel Fill It is important for you or a service station attendant to perform these underhood... in the Index for further details. Cassette Deck Service Clean cassette deck. Cleaning should...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ... torn or frayed safety belts replaced. Also look for any opened or broken air bag coverings, and have them repaired or replaced. (The air...be required. See "Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" in the Index. Manual Transaxle Check It is not necessary to check the transaxle fluid...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... cylinders with the lubricant specified in Part D. Body Lubrication Service Lubricate all hood latch assemblies, secondary latch, pivots, ... in PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). If the starter works in any other position, your vehicle needs service. On manual transaxle vehicles, put the shift lever in NEUTRAL ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... out of PARK (P) with normal effort. If the shift lever moves out of PARK (P), your vehicle needs service. D With an automatic transaxle, the key should turn to LOCK only when the shift lever is in PARK (P). D With a manual transaxle, the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ...release the parking brake followed by the regular brake. D To check the PARK (P) mechanism's holding Underbody Flushing Service At least every spring, use plain water to flush any corrosive materials from the underbody. Take care to clean thoroughly any areas...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ... Maintenance Inspections Listed in this part are inspections and services which should be performed at least twice a... spring and fall). You should let your dealer's service department or other qualified ...procedures to perform these services may be found in a service manual. See "Service and Owner ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ... the map following this text, your vehicle may require additional brake service. Refer to the appropriate GM service bulletin for the proper caliper inspection procedure...rotation. Also, see your GM dealer's service department or qualified service center for additional information. 7-36...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    .... 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and use only GM GoodwrenchR DEX-COOLR or ... Hydraulic Clutch System Power Steering System Manual Transaxle Automatic Transaxle FLUID/LUBRICANT Delco ...- 1 pint, 1050017 - 1 quart, or equivalent). DEXRONR-III Automatic Transmission Fluid. DEXRONR-III Automatic ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    USAGE Key Lock Cylinders Manual Transaxle Shift Linkage FLUID/LUBRICANT Multi-Purpose Lubricant, SuperlubeR (GM Part No. 12346241 or ... requirements of NLGI # 2, Category LB or GC-LB. USAGE Hood Latch Assembly, Secondary Latch, Pivots, Spring Anchor and Release Pawl Hood and Door ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in the boxes ... Your owner information portfolio is a convenient place to store them. Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-39
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-40
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... Assistance Information Here you will find out how to contact Chevrolet if you need assistance. This section also tells you how to obtain service publications and ... Offices GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program Canadian Roadside Assistance ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... Procedure Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to your dealer and to Chevrolet. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction or the operation of your vehicle will be resolved by your dealer's sales or service departments. Sometimes, however, despite the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ...cannot be resolved by the dealership without further help, contact the Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800-222-1020....following information available to give the Customer Assistance Representative: When contacting Chevrolet, please remember that your concern will likely be resolved ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... Assistance Center. Any TTY user can communicate with Chevrolet by dialing: 1-800-833...-263-3830.) Customer Assistance Offices Chevrolet encourages customers to call the toll-free... for assistance. If a U.S. customer wishes to write to Chevrolet, the letter should be addressed to Chevrolet's Customer...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... equipment you may require for your vehicle (hand controls, wheelchair/scooter lifts... is available for a limited period of time from the date of vehicle purchase/lease. See your dealer...-323-9935. Text telephone (TTY) users, call 1-800-833-9935. GM... dial 1-905-644-3063. All TTY users call 1-800-263-3830...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ...USA (243-8872), text telephone (TTY) users, call 1-888-889-2438 D Free... dealer services at reasonable costs To enhance Chevrolet's strong commitment to customer satisfaction, Chevrolet... Roadside Assistance Center. As the owner of a 2001 Chevrolet, membership in Roadside Assistance is free. Roadside...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... Bumper-to-Bumper New Vehicle Limited Warranty to eligible purchasers of 2001 Chevrolet passenger cars and ... retail lease customers operating 2001 and newer Chevrolet vehicles for a period of 3 years/36,... services must be pre-arranged by Chevrolet Roadside or dealer service management. Basic Care and ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    Courtesy Transportation Chevrolet has always exemplified quality and value in its offering of motor ...wait. However, if you are unable to wait Chevrolet helps minimize your inconvenience by providing... driving it until it can be scheduled for service, unless, of course, the problem is safety-related. If...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... up to a maximum of $30.00 per day supported by receipts. This requires that you sign and ...repair. Generally it is not possible to provide a like-vehicle as a courtesy rental. Courtesy Transportation is available ...and all program options, such as shuttle service, may not be available at every dealer....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ... if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy ...However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General ...can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from the hotline. REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ... NHTSA (or Transport Canada) in a situation like this, we certainly hope you'll notify us. Please call us at 1-800-222-1020, or write: Chevrolet Motor Division Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33170 Detroit, MI 48232-5170 In Canada, please call us at 1-800-263-3777 (English) or 1-800...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    2001 CHEVROLET SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION The following publications covering the operation and ... below.) CURRENT PUBLICATIONS FOR 2001 CHEVROLET SERVICE MANUALS Service Manuals have the diagnosis ...SELL PRICE: $120.00 TRANSMISSION, TRANSAXLE, TRANSFER CASE UNIT REPAIR MANUAL This manual...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ...may be applied against the original order. VEHICLE MODEL NAME YEAR 2001 2001 2001 2001 QTY. PRICE EACH* $120.00 $50....T O PUBLICATION FORM NUMBER ITEM DESCRIPTION Service Manual Car & Light Truck Transmission Unit Repair Owner's Manual In Portfolio Owner's Manual Without ...



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