2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup Owner's Manual

2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup Manual

2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup manual table of contents:

  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 1
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    Every 2001 Silverado 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 Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    2001 Chevrolet Silverado Owner's Manual Litho in U.S.A. Part Number C2115 A First Edition © Copyright General Motors Corporation 2000 All Rights Reserved i
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ... Equipped) Tailgate Automatic Transmission Manual Transmission Four-Wheel Drive Operation (If Equipped) Parking Brake Tilt Wheel (If Equipped) Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever... Power Outlets OnStar® System (Option) Instrument Panel, Warning Lights and Gages Message Center ii
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... and Audio Systems Section 3 Heating and Air Conditioning Setting the Radio Clock Radio/... Defensive Driving Drunken Driving Control of a Vehicle Braking Steering Driving Tips for Various Road ... Towing Loading Your Vehicle Towing a Trailer Problems on the Road Section 5 Hazard Warning Flashers ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ...Care Section 6 Fuel Checking Fluids and Lubricants GM Oil Life System™ (If Equipped) Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped) Brakes Bulb Replacement Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Tires and Wheels Appearance Care ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... Information (See Warranty Manual) Reporting Safety Defects on page 8-10 Service Publications Index ... alphabetical listing of almost every subject in this manual. You can use 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 Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ... the GM Emblem, CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem and the name SILVERADO are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the...exemplaire de ce guide en français chez votre concessionaire ou au: DGN Marketing Services Ltd. 1577...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... to Use this Manual Many people read their owner's manual from beginning to end when they first... learn about the features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you'll find that pictures and words... find a number of safety cautions in this book. We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell you...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ... avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or in different words. You'll also see warning labels on your vehicle. They use the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE. Vehicle Damage Warnings Also, in this ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... These symbols have to do with your lamps: MASTER LIGHTING SWITCH These symbols are on some of your controls: WINDSHIELD WIPER These symbols are used on warning and indicator lights: Here are some other symbols you ... ENGINE OIL PRESSURE VENTILATING FAN AIR BAG FOG LAMPS ANTI-LOCK BRAKES ix
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    Model Reference This manual covers these models: Regular Cab Pickup Chassis Cab Extended Cab Pickup Crew CabR x
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    Service Station Guide Cooling System For a More Detailed Look at What's Under the Hood See Section 6* See ... Hood Release See Section 6 Windshield Washer Fluid See Section 6 Engine Oil Dipstick Battery See Section 6 See Section 6* Oil Viscosity Engine Oil See Section 6* Fuel See Section 6* *For ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    .... You can also learn about some things you should not do with air bags and safety belts. 1-2 1-12 1-17 1-18 1-18 1-24 1-...Answers How to Wear Safety Belts Properly Driver Position Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Right Front Passenger Position Air Bag System Center Passenger Position 1-36 1-40 1-42 1-...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... reclining front seatbacks and head restraints. Manual Front Seat CAUTION: You can lose control of ... has a manual bucket or split bench seat, you can adjust it with this lever located at the front of the seat. Lift the lever at the front of the seat to unlock it. Using your body, slide the seat to ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    Manual Lumbar Control (If Equipped) If your vehicle has a lumbar adjustment,...If Equipped) To increase or decrease support, turn the knob toward the front or rear of the vehicle. Horizontal ... on the outboard edge of the seat. Raise or lower the front of the seat by raising or lowering the forward edge...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ...reclining seats, you can use this button to adjust the angle of the seatback. Move the reclining front seatback rearward ... Index for further information. To increase support, press and hold the front of the control. Let go of the control when the lower seatback reaches the desired level of support. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ... is located on the driver's side door panel. Heated Front Seats (If Equipped) If your vehicle has heated front seats, the ignition must be in RUN for them to operate. It does not ... seats, press the button a third time. An indicator light on the button will illuminate for each heat setting ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    Reclining Seatbacks To adjust the front seatback, lift the lever upward. The lever is located on the outboard side of the seat cushion. Release the lever to lock the seatback where you want it. Lift the lever again upward and the seatback will go to an upright position. If your vehicle has power ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    Head Restraints CAUTION: Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Even if you buckle up, your safety belts can't do their job when you're reclined like this. The shoulder belt can't do its job. In a crash, you could go into it, receiving neck or other ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ... seatbacks fold forward to let you access the rear of the cab. To fold a front seatback forward, pull this lever toward the front of the vehicle to release the seatback. The lever is located on the outboard side of the seat cushion. Seatback Latches CAUTION: If the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ... or pedal, causing an accident. After you've used it, be sure to push rearward on any easy entry seat to be sure it is locked. The driver's side manual front bucket seat and the driver's ... and tilt the seatback fully forward toward the front of the vehicle. When you do, the seat bottom will ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ... and pull on the seat to make sure the seat is secure. The extended cab's rear seat can also be folded open for more seating space. To use the seat: 1. Push rearward on the seat cushion while pulling up on the release strap under the seat cushion. Pull the seat cushion downward until it latches. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    Rear Seat (Crew Cab)R The second row rear seat is a 60/40 split seat. Either side of...will be available for passengers to use when the seat is returned to the passenger position. Also, make sure that nothing is under or in front of the seat and that the head restraints are completely lowered. To fold,...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ... belts are fastened properly too. Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells you some things you should not do with safety belts. And it explains the air bag system. 1-12
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... and safety belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a safety belt properly. In most states and Canadian provinces, the law...In most crashes buckling up does matter ...a lot! Your vehicle has a light that comes on as a reminder to buckle up. See "Safety Belt Reminder Light"...
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    Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. Put someone on it. Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it's just a seat on wheels. 1-14
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... 1-15
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    or the instrument panel ... or the safety belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more time to stop. You stop over more distance, and your strongest bones take the forces. That's why safety belts make such good sense. 1-16
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ...; so they work with safety belts -- not instead of them. Every air bag system ever offered for sale has required the use of safety belts. Even if you're in a vehicle that has air bags, you still have to buckle up to get the most protection. That's ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... belts and children. And there are different rules for smaller children and babies. If a child will be riding in your vehicle, see the part of this manual called “Children.” Follow those rules for everyone’s protection. First, you’ll want to know which restraint systems your vehicle has. Weମ.
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    4. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt isn't long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" at the end of this section. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won't give nearly as much ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move too far forward, which would increase the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which aren't as ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you wouldn't have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it. A: The belt is twisted across ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. Like all occupants, they are more likely to be seriously injured if they don't wear safety belts. To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. The belt should go back out of the way. Before you ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... replace them. Air bags are designed to work only in moderate to severe crashes where the front of your ... properly -- whether or not there's an air bag for that person. Right Front Passenger Position To learn ... driver and another air bag for the right front passenger. Frontal air bags are designed ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ...the best protection for adults, but not for young CAUTION: (Continued) There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows the air bag symbol. The system checks the air bag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    How the Air Bag System Works The right front passenger's air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. Where are the air bags? The driver's air bag is in the middle of the steering wheel. 1-27
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ...force the object into that person. The path of an inflating air bag must be kept clear. Don't...such as a parked car, the threshold level will be higher. The air bag is not designed to inflate in rollovers,...slows down in frontal or near-frontal impacts. The air bag system is designed to work properly ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ... are all part of the air bag modules inside the steering wheel and in the instrument panel in front of the right front passenger. How does an air bag restrain? In ... the steering wheel hub for the driver's air bag, or the instrument panel for the right front passenger's bag -- will ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ... breakage may also occur from the right front passenger air bag. D Let only qualified technicians ... If you damage the covering for the driver's or the right front passenger's air bag, the bag may not work ... module and the instrument panel for the right front passenger's air bag. Do not open or ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    Air Bag Off Switch (Regular Cab and Extended Cab Models) Your vehicle has ... instrument panel that you can use to turn off the right front passenger's air bag. If your ... the instrument panel that you can use to turn off the right front passenger's air bag. This switch should only be turned to AIR ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... the switch, push in, and move the switch to AIR BAG OFF. The AIR BAG OFF light will come on to let you know that the right front passenger’s air bag is off. ...s air bag will remain off until you turn it back on again, and the AIR BAG OFF light will stay on to remind you that the air ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    CAUTION: If the air bag readiness light ever comes on when you have turned off the air ... with the air bag system. The right front passenger's air bag could inflate even though the switch is ...) until you have your vehicle serviced. To turn the right front passenger's air bag on again, insert your ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... in the Index. Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle Q: A: If I add a push bumper or a bicycle rack to the front of my vehicle, will it keep the air bags from working properly? As long as the push bumper or bicycle rack is attached to your ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... A: What if I add a snow plow? Will it keep the air bags from working properly? We've designed our air bag systems to work properly under a wide range of conditions, including snow... plow and your vehicle, and it may cause an air bag inflation. Lap Belt If your vehicle has front and rear ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ...of the vehicle in a crash. And they can strike others in the vehicle who are wearing safety belts. Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions (Extended Cab and Crew Cab) To make the belt shorter, pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug. Buckle, position and release it the same way as the lap ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    Lap-Shoulder Belt (Extended Cab and Crew Cab) The positions next to the windows have lap-shoulder belts. Here's how to wear one properly. 1. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Don't let it get twisted. The shoulder belt may lock if you pull the belt across you very quickly. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    3. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic bones. And you'd be less likely to slide ...
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    The safety belt locks if there's a sudden stop or a crash. The safety belt also locks if you pull the belt very quickly out of the retractor. CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ...your vehicle has shoulder belt comfort guides. This feature will provide added safety belt ...small adults. When installed on a shoulder belt, the comfort guide better positions the belt away from the neck... on the shoulder belts. Here's how to install a comfort guide and use the safety belt: 1. Remove...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    2. Place the guide over the belt and insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide. 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The guide must be on top of the belt. 1-41
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In fact, the law in every ... appropriate restraint. Young children should not use the vehicle's safety belts, unless there is...Seat Passenger Positions (Extended Cab and Crew Cab)" earlier in this section. Make sure ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    CAUTION: (Continued) For example, in a crash at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12-lb. (5.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a 240-lb. (110 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. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... Children who are up against, or very close to, any air bag when it inflates can be seriously injured or killed. Air bags plus lap-shoulder belts offer outstanding protection for adults and... Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its air bag system is designed for them. Young children...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    CAUTION: Newborn infants need complete support, including support for the head and neck. This is necessary because a newborn infant's neck is weak and its head weighs so much compared with the rest of its body. In a crash, an infant in a rear-facing seat settles into the restraint, so the crash ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    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 position a child on a continuous flat surface. Make sure that the infant's head rests toward the center of the vehicle. A rear-facing infant ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    A forward-facing child seat (C-E) provides restraint for the child's body with the harness and also sometimes with surfaces such as T-shaped or shelf-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...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... years, add-on child restraints have used the adult belt system in the vehicle. To help ... find these instructions on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both. These restraints use the belt ... itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ...facing child restraint in the right front passenger's seat, turn off the passenger's air bag. See "... seriously injured or killed if the right front passenger's air bag inflates. This is because the back of... turn off the air bag before using a rear-facing child restraint in the right front seat...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... seriously injured or killed if the right front passenger's air bag inflates. This is because the back of... turn off the air bag before using a rear-facing child restraint in the right front seat... seriously injured or killed if the right front passenger's air bag inflates. This is because the back ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    Wherever you install it, be sure to secure the child restraint properly. Keep in mind that an unsecured child restraint can move around in a collision or sudden stop and injure people in the vehicle. Be sure to properly secure any child restraint in your vehicle -- even when no child is in it. Top...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ...) You'll find the top strap anchor for the right front passenger seat behind the seat, near the floor..., there is also a top strap anchor for the right front passenger position located on the back panel of your vehicle, behind the right front passenger seat. In order to get to the anchor, you'll ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... top strap anchors, each seating position has a fabric loop at the top of the seatback that you'll use to route a top strap through. When using a child restraint with a top strap in either rear outboard position, raise the head restraint and route the top strap ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    Rear Seat Top Strap Anchors (Crew Cab Models) When using a child restraint with a top strap in the center rear position,... Tighten the top strap when and as the child restraint manufacturer's instructions say. If you vehicle is a crew cab model, you'll find top strap anchors for the rear seating...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    There are also anchorage points at the rear base of the front passenger's seat. Anchor the top strap to one of these anchor points. Be sure to use an anchor point located on the same side ...ll find anchors in the rear of the seat cushion. For front passenger seat positions, there is an anchor ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position (Extended Cab) and (Crew Cab)" or "Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position" in the Index for information on how to secure a child restraint in your vehicle using the vehicle's safety belts. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... Outside Seat Position (Extended Cab and Crew Cab) There is limited space in the rear seating ... enough room to secure your seat properly. to use, where the bottom of the seatback meets the back of the seat ... then disconnect the anchor points. You'll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ... shoulder portions of the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. If the shoulder belt goes in front of the child's face or neck, put it behind the child restraint. 4. Pull the rest...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position Don't use child restraints in this position. The restraints won't work properly. 5. To tighten the ... while you push down on the child restraint. If you're using a forward-facing child restraint, you may find it ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position (Extended Cab and Crew Cab) You'll be using the lap belt. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure ... restraint has one. If you have an extended cab or a crew cab pickup, you can secure a child ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... 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 ... vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 1-61
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... has a right front passenger air bag. There's a switch on the instrument panel that you can use to turn off the right front passenger's air bag when you want to secure ... sure to turn off the air bag before using a rear-facing child restraint in the right front seat position. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... has a right front passenger air bag. There's a switch on the instrument panel that you can use to turn off the right front passenger's air bag when you want to secure ... sure to turn off the air bag before using a rear-facing child restraint in the right front seat position. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... restraint in the right front passenger's seat) until you have your vehicle serviced. See "Air Bag Off Switch" in the Index. You'll be using the lap-shoulder ... the child restraint when and as the instructions say. 1. Your vehicle has a right front passenger's air bag. If your ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... shoulder portions of the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. If the shoulder belt goes in front of the child's face or neck, put it behind the child restraint. 5. Pull the rest...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... extended cab pickup, turn on the right front passenger's air bag when you remove the rear-facing... directions to be sure it is secure. If the right front passenger's air bag is turned off for a person who... sitting there. Don't turn off the passenger's air bag unless the person sitting there is...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... a crash, children who are not 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 choice, a child should...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ... belt. The belt can't properly spread the impact forces. In a crash, the two children 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 child is so small that the shoulder belt is very ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    CAUTION: Never do this. Here a child is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the belt in this way, in a crash the child might slide under the belt. The belt's force would then be applied right on the child's abdomen. That ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... necessary even if the belt wasn't being used at the time of the collision. If an air bag inflates, you'll ... bag system parts. See the part on the air bag system earlier in this section. Checking Your Restraint Systems ... then, make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, buckles, ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... vehicle, and information on starting, shifting and braking. Also explained are the instrument panel and ...Transmission Operation Manual Transmission Operation Four-Wheel Drive (If Equipped) Parking Brake ...Information System Instrument Panel Cluster Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators Message Center ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    .... A child can be overcome by the extreme heat and can suffer 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 Turn the hand crank on each door to raise or lower manual windows. 2-2
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ...windows, the controls are located on each of the side doors in the front and rear. The express down mode .... To open the window partway, lightly tap the switch until the window is at the desired position. The driverମ. power windows on a Crew Cab, the driver’s door power window switch has a lockout ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    Swing-Out Windows (Extended Cab) To open a rear swing-out window, flip the latch open and swing the glass out. Sliding Rear Window (If Equipped) To open the sliding rear window, unlock the latch lever by pushing the lever toward the passenger's side of the vehicle. Release the lever from the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    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. 2-5
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... you slow down or stop your vehicle. Locking your doors can help prevent this from happening. Your vehicle may also have a key that locks and unlocks only the center floor console (if equipped). If you ever lose your keys, your dealer will be able to assist you with obtaining replacements. 2-6
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ...to lock and unlock your vehicle. You can use the keyless entry system (if equipped). You can also use your key. To lock the door from the inside, slide the lever rearward. To...door lock switch, press the raised side of the switch, marked "L" on either front door to lock all the doors ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... has this power door lock switch, press the bottom of the switch on either front door to lock ... doors once the key is removed from the ignition. The following instructions detail how to program your door locks. ... four programming options and follow the instructions. You will have ten seconds to begin ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... you are leaving the program mode). If the lock/unlock switches are not pressed while in the programming mode, the auto lock/unlock setting will not ... unlock side twice (this is the factory setting). Child Security Locks (Crew Cabs) (If Equipped) With this feature, you can lock the...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... follow. qualified technician for service. D If you're still having trouble, see your ...door. The parking lamps will flash and the interior lights will come on. Pressing UNLOCK again within ...cause the remaining doors to unlock. The parking lamps will flash and the interior lights will come on. 2-10
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ...for 30 seconds, or starting the vehicle. Battery Replacement Under normal use, the battery in your remote keyless entry transmitter should last about ...works, it's probably time to change the battery. NOTICE: When replacing the battery, use care not to touch any of the circuitry. Static from your ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ...the following: Resynchronization Resynchronization may be necessary due to the security method used by this system. The transmitter does not send the same signal twice... If the locks do not cycle, see your dealer for service. 1. Insert a dime in the slot between the covers of the transmitter housing...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... cab. To open a rear access door from the outside, first open the front door. Then, use the handle located on the front edge of the rear access door to open it. To open a rear access door from the inside, the front door must be opened first. Then, use the handle located on the inside of the rear...
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    Tailgate You can open the tailgate by lifting up on its handle while pulling the tailgate toward you. To shut the tailgate, firmly push it upward until it latches. After you put the tailgate back up, pull it back towards you to be sure it latches securely. Tailgate Removal The tailgate on your ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ..., there are ways you can help. Parking at Night Park in a lighted spot, close all windows and lock your vehicle. Remember ... reminding you to remove your key from the ignition and take it with you. Always do this. If you have a manual transmission, your steering wheel will be locked, and so will your...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ...won't activate if you lock the doors with a key or use the manual door lock. It activates only if you use a power door lock switch with the door open, or with the remote keyless ... SECURITY message should come on and stay on. If using the remote keyless entry transmitter, the door does ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ...the ignition lock cylinder is tampered with, fuel is disabled. If the engine stalls and the SECURITY message flashes, wait until the light stops flashing before trying to restart the engine. Remember to release the key from START as soon as the engine ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... km) or so. During this time your new brake linings aren't yet broken in. Hard stops ... and earlier replacement. Follow this breaking-in guideline every time you get new brake linings. D Don't tow a trailer during break... Positions You can use your key to turn your ignition switch to five different ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ...works, then your vehicle needs service. OFF (C): This position lets you turn off the engine. Use OFF if you must have your vehicle ...the position for driving. START (E): This position starts your engine. CAUTION: On manual transmission vehicles, turning the key to LOCK will ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ...to 20 minutes after the ignition key is turned to OFF. Manual Transmission The gear selector should be in NEUTRAL and the parking brake engaged. Hold the clutch pedal to the floor and start the engine. Your vehicle won't start if the clutch pedal is...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... your engine gets warm. When starting your engine in very cold weather (below 0_F or -18_C), do...engine starts, let go of the key. Use the accelerator pedal to maintain engine speed, if you have ...you could change the way the engine operates. Before adding electrical equipment, check with your dealer. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ...for five more seconds, unless it starts sooner. NOTICE: Your engine is designed to work with the electronics in your vehicle. If you ... accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. Before adding electrical equipment, check with your dealer. If you don't, your engine might not perform ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ... Coolant Heater (If Equipped) In very cold weather, 0_F (-18_C) or colder, the engine coolant heater can ...-volt AC outlet. If the cord won't reach, use a heavy-duty three-prong extension cord ... can give you the best advice for that particular area. To Use the Engine Coolant Heater 1. Turn off the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... rear wheels. It's the best position to use when you start your engine because your vehicle can't ... the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. ... fairly level ground, always set your parking brake and move the shift lever to PARK (P). CAUTION:...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ...the Index. If you're pulling a trailer, see "Towing a Trailer" in the Index. REVERSE (R): Use this gear to back up. If your vehicle is equipped with the Allison Transmission, the "R" may blink on the PRNDL if the shift inhibitor is active. NOTICE: ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... (N): In this position, your engine doesn't connect with the wheels. To restart when you're already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only. ... (N) while your engine is "racing" (running at high speed) is dangerous. Unless your foot is firmly on the brake pedal, your vehicle could move very rapidly. You ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... steep mountain roads, but then you would also want to use your brakes off and on. If you manually select SECOND (2) in a light duty automatic transmission, the transmission will drive in second gear. You may use this feature for reducing the speed of the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    Tow/Haul Mode Selector Switch (Automatic Transmission) Manual Transmission Operation 5-Speed (VORTEC 6000 V8 Engine) Here's how to operate your transmission. FIRST (1) is intended only for heavy loads or trailer towing and is not recommended for normal driving. Your vehicle...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... stops, press the clutch pedal and the brake pedal, and shift to NEUTRAL. NEUTRAL: Use this position when you start or idle your ... your vehicle is moving could damage your transmission. Also, use REVERSE (R), along with the parking brake, when turning off your engine and parking your vehicle. 2-29
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... stops, press the clutch pedal and the brake pedal, and shift to NEUTRAL. NEUTRAL: Use this position when you start or idle your ... your vehicle is moving could damage your transmission. Also, use REVERSE (R), along with the parking brake, when turning off your engine and parking your vehicle. 2-30
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... 6600 V8 Engines) t During the first 500 miles (805 km) of vehicle use, start ...wear-in properly. FIRST (1): With the vehicle at a stop, release the brake, press the clutch pedal and shift ...upshift into SECOND (2) from FIRST (1) while applying light pressure to the right on the shifter. Then, slowly ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... slowly while pressing the accelerator pedal. Also, use REVERSE (R), along with the parking brake, when turning off your engine and parking your vehicle... lower than you would use on climbing a grade. This will allow the vehicle's engine to provide some braking and help to slow...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... between tall beverage containers and the shift lever. Shift Light If you have a manual transmission, you may have a SHIFT light. This light will show you when to shift to the next higher gear for best fuel economy. When this light comes on, ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... the driver. Use this lever to shift into and out of four-wheel drive. The 4WD indicator will light up when you shift into four-wheel drive and the front axle engages. Front Axle Locking Feature The front axle locks and unlocks automatically when you ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... settings: 2-Wheel High (2HI): This setting is used for driving in most street and highway situations. Your front axle is not engaged in two-... or in most off-road situations. This setting also engages your front axle to help drive your vehicle. This is the best setting to use when plowing snow. 2-35
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... 4-Wheel High (4HI) or from 4-Wheel High (4HI) to 2-Wheel High (2HI) while the vehicle is moving. Your front axle will engage faster if you take your foot ... case switches are located to the left of the instrument panel cluster. Use these switches to shift into and out of four-wheel ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... engages your front axle to help drive your vehicle. This is the best setting to use when plowing snow... 2HI: This setting is used for driving in most street and highway situations. Your front axle ... ideal for use when road conditions are variable. When driving your vehicle in AUTO 4WD, the front axle ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    Indicator lights in the switches show which setting your transfer case is in. The indicator lights will ...should take your vehicle to your dealer for service. An indicator light will flash while the transfer case is ...AUTO 4WD or 2HI switch. You must wait for the 4HI, AUTO 4WD or 2HI indicator light to ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ...for 10 seconds. The red NEUTRAL light will come on when the transfer case shift to NEUTRAL is complete. 7. Shift the transmission to REVERSE (R) for one second,... case has shifted out of NEUTRAL the red light will go out. 5. You may start the engine and shift the transmission to the desired position....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... not engaged in two-wheel drive. 4HI: This setting engages your front axle to help drive your vehicle. Use 4HI when you need extra traction, such ... mud or deep snow and climbing or descending steep hills. Indicator lights in the switches show you which setting you are in. The...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ...4HI switch. This can be done at any speed, and the front axle will lock automatically with some delay. ...2HI switch. This can be done at any speed, and the front axle will unlock automatically with some delay. ... and release the 4LO switch. You must wait for the 4LO indicator light to stop flashing and ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ...for 10 seconds. The red NEUTRAL light will come on when the transfer case shift to NEUTRAL is complete. 7. Shift the transmission to REVERSE (R) for one second, ... case has shifted out of NEUTRAL the red light will go out. 5. You may start the engine and shift the transmission to the desired position....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... with your right foot. Push down the parking brake pedal with your left foot. If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will flash. A chime will activate when ... parking brake. If the ignition is on when the parking brake is released, the brake system warning light will go off. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. If ... a trailer, see "Towing a Trailer" in the Index. 1. Hold the brake pedal down with your right foot and set the parking brake. 2. Move the shift lever into PARK (P) position like this: D ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running (Automatic Transmission Only) CAUTION: It can be dangerous to leave your vehicle with ... move suddenly if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. If you have four-wheel drive with a manual transfer case shift lever and ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... have to leave your vehicle with the engine running, be sure your vehicle is in PARK (P) and the parking brake is firmly set before you leave it. After you ... key to the OFF ignition position. 2. Apply and hold the brake until the end of Step 4. 3. Shift the vehicle to NEUTRAL (N). 4....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ...can cause your vehicle to roll even if the manual transmission is in gear. You or someone else could be seriously injured. Be sure to set the parking brake before placing the transfer case in NEUTRAL. See... into REVERSE (R), and firmly apply the parking brake. Once the shift lever has been placed...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... immediately. Running Your Engine While You're Parked (Automatic Transmission) It's better not... here are some things to know. CAUTION: Idling the engine with the climate control system off could ...your vehicle. See the earlier Caution under "Engine Exhaust." Also, idling in a closed-in place ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can ... not in NEUTRAL. Always set your parking brake. Follow the proper steps to be sure your ... activate the selectable ride setting as desired. An indicator light near the button will illuminate whenever the system ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... damping. FIRM (Unloaded): Press the switch to activate this setting, the indicator light will illuminate. Use this setting when road conditions or ... conditions. FIRM (Loaded): Press the switch to activate this setting, the indicator light will illuminate. Use this setting to minimize trailer inputs...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... your vehicle has this feature, your locking rear axle can give you additional traction on snow,..., ice, sand or gravel. It works like a standard axle most of the time, but when one of the rear wheels ... you drive. Horn To sound the horn, press the center pad on the steering wheel. You can also raise ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ...may not see your turn signal. If a bulb is burned out, replace it to help avoid an accident. If the arrows don't go on at all when you signal a turn, check for burned-out bulbs or a blown fuse (see "Fuses and Circuit Breakers" in the Index). D D D D D D Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... all the way toward you. Then release it. When the high beams are on, this light on the instrument panel also will be on. Windshield Wipers Flash-To-Pass Feature This feature allows you to use your high-beam headlamps to signal a driver in front of you that you want to pass. It works even if your ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... long or short delay between wipes. This can be very useful in light rain or snow. Turn the band to choose the delay time. The closer to LO, the shorter the delay....to your preset speed. CAUTION: In freezing weather, don't use your washer until the windshield is warmed. Otherwise the...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ...you can't drive safely at a steady speed. So, don't use your cruise control on winding roads or in ... spinning, and you could lose control. Don't use cruise control on slippery roads. D This can really help ... mph (40 km/h). If you apply your brakes, or press the clutch pedal (if equipped), the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ...the accelerator pedal. United States Canada The CRUISE light on the instrument panel will illuminate when the cruise control is ... desired speed and then you apply the brake or press the clutch pedal (if equipped). ... going faster until you release the switch or apply the brake. So unless you want to...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... SET button at the end of the lever until you reach the lower speed you want, then release it. D Step lightly on the brake pedal. D Step lightly on the clutch pedal (if equipped). D Move the cruise control switch to OFF. Erasing Speed Memory When you turn off...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ...lights will also be dim. Your vehicle is equipped with a light sensor located on the top of the instrument panel ...driving under bridges or bright overhead street lights does not affect the system. The DRL... system will only be affected when the light sensor sees a change in lighting lasting longer than...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... will stay off until you release the parking brake. You may be able to turn off your automatic ...the ignition is on, the headlamp switch is in automatic headlamp mode, the automatic transmission is not in PARK (P), the light sensor determines it is daytime and the parking brake is released. Lamps On ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... Press the switch to turn the fog lamps on. Press the switch again to turn them off. An indicator light will glow in the switch when the fog lamps are on. Remember, fog lamps...alone will not give off as much light as your headlamps. Never use the fog lamps in the dark without turning ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ...is turned off. If you still want to use the fog lamps after you restart the ...is located to the right of the headlamp switch. Turn the thumbwheel up to adjust the instrument panel lights. To turn on ...the lamp and illuminate an indicator light near the button. Pressing the switch again will turn off the...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    Front Reading Lamps (If Equipped) If your vehicle has reading lamps, press the button located next to the lamp to ... this position, the dome lamps will remain on whether the doors are opened or closed. You can use the DOME OVERRIDE button, located below the parking/headlamp knob, to set the dome lamps...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    Cargo Lamp Press the button to turn the cargo lamp on. Press the button again to turn it off. Mirrors Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror A message in the instrument panel cluster will come on and display CARGO LAMP ON when the cargo lamp is turned on and the ignition key is turned to RUN. Pull the...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... an electrochromic mirror automatically dims to the proper level to minimize glare from lights behind you after dark. Temperature Display The temperature ... button once briefly, will toggle the temperature reading on and off. To alternate the temperature reading between Fahrenheit and Celsius, press ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... feature on or off is fifteen seconds. The indicator light to the right of the TEMP button will still turn on ... will display the compass heading. When cleaning the mirror, use a paper towel or similar material dampened ... mount, magnetic note pad holder or a similar magnetic item. and the compass zone ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ...north and true geographic north. If not adjusted to account for compass variance, your compass could give false readings. To adjust for compass variance: 1. Use the COMP button located at the bottom of the mirror. 2. Press and hold the COMP button for three seconds until a zone number appears in the...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... vehicle and have a clear view of objects behind you. Some mirrors can be folded in, to enter narrow doorways. The use of hood-mounted air deflectors and add-on convex mirror attachments may adversely affect mirror performance. West Coast-Type Outside ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ...(If Equipped) The control is located on the driver's door armrest. Heated Outside Rearview Mirrors (If Equipped... adjust, then press the arrows on the lower control pad to adjust the mirror. CAUTION: A convex mirror can...you could hit a vehicle on your right. Check your inside mirror or glance over ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... or small books. Some models have a storage pocket on each of the front doors. Some vehicles have a storage area behind the seat. ... Opener If you have the long overhead console, a garage door opener can be installed in the front overhead compartment. 1. To install the garage door opener, first open ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    3. Center the garage door opener activation button over the console door button, and press the opener firmly into place. The pegs inside the compartment door are used to make sure the button on the compartment door will contact the control button on the garage...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... you have the long overhead console, the center overhead compartment can be used to store your ...may have a cupholder in the middle of the instrument panel. To use the cupholder, pull the cupholder out of the instrument ... facing out. The rear compartment can be used to store a small item, like a book....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ...the bucket seats. Your console may have a cupholder that swings down for the rear seat passengers to use. The front cupholder pulls out and swivels 180_ to ... fold down the armrest and press the latch handle located at the front of the armrest. Then, let the lid pop up and swing ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ...unsnap the cover. Roll up and stow using the buckle and the strap located at the front of the box. A. Back rail B. Side rail C. Rear bow D. Center bow... Front bow F. Front rail Remove the tonneau cover from the notch in the front rail from the driver's side of the vehicle. 2-73
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... them against the spring-loaded end. The three bows are labeled front/center/rear to remind you in which order to reinstall them. To clean the tonneau cover, use mild soap and water. If necessary, use a soft bristle brush to remove dirt trapped in the grain of the material. 2-74
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter Front Ashtray The front ashtray is located near the center ... on the bottom of the ashtray door to open it. To remove the front ashtray, press the retainer spring and ... slide the ashtray back to its original position. To use the cigarette lighter, push it in all the way,...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ...also swing them out to help block glare at the front and side windows. The passenger's side sun... power outlets are located near the cigarette lighter. Use these outlets to power mobile telephones or... vehicle or adapter fuses. If you experience a problem, see your dealer for additional information on...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ...the volume control knob on the radio or using the steering wheel controls, if equipped. Telltale Light: This light will indicate the status of the system. A solid green light will ... the Call ANSWER/END button if you notice the light blinking and you are not on a call. The light ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... service, calls with the OnStar Center may be monitored or recorded. D Remote Diagnostics -- If an instrument panel light comes on, the center can perform a check of the engine on-board computer. An advisor can then recommend what action needs to...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... to cellular carrier equipment limitations. Global positioning capabilities used to deliver service will not be available if satellite signals are ... and security services are provided by existing governmental emergency service providers. OnStar will use reasonable efforts to contact the appropriate ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    The Instrument Panel - Your Information System 2-80
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... instrument panel are the following: A. Dome Lamp Switch B. Lamp Controls C. Air Outlets D. Automatic Transfer Case ... System K. Glove Box L. Passenger Air Bag Off Switch M. Manual Selectable Ride Control (If... Window Defogger Switch (If Equipped) Q. Lighter and Accessory Power Outlets R. Parking Brake ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    Instrument Panel Cluster United States Heavy Duty Automatic Transmission version shown. Canada, Light Duty Automatic and Manual Transmission clusters similar. 2-82
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ...) or kilometers (used in Canada). Trip Odometer The trip odometer can tell you how far your vehicle has been... Your tachometer displays the engine speed in revolutions per minute (rpm). NOTICE: On vehicles with a manual transmission, if you operate the engine with the tachometer in the red area, your...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ..., Gages and Indicators This part describes the warning lights and gages that may be on your vehicle. The ... few pages, some warning lights come on briefly when you start the engine just to let you ...a driver information system that works along with the warning lights and gages. See "Message Center" ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ...the air bag symbol. The system checks the air bag's electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there ... Have your vehicle serviced right away. CAUTION: If the air bag readiness light stays on after...others, have your vehicle serviced right away if the air bag readiness light stays on ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    Air Bag Off Light When you turn the right front passenger's air bag off, this light will come on and stay on to remind you that the air bag has been turned off. This light will go off when you turn the air bag back on again. See "...
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    Voltmeter CAUTION: If the air bag readiness light ever comes on when you have turned off ... the air bag system. The right front passenger's air bag could inflate even though the switch ... has identified as a member of a passenger air bag risk group sit in the right front passenger's position (for ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... electrical system. Have the vehicle serviced as soon as possible. Brake System Warning Light With the ignition on... brake system warning light will flash when you set the parking brake. The light will flash if the... your brake system inspected right away. Shift Light (If Equipped) This light is used ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ...Warning Light With the anti-lock brake system, this light will come on when you start your engine and may... your vehicle needs service. If the regular brake system warning light isn't on, you still... Light" earlier in this section. The anti-lock brake system warning light should come on briefly when...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    Engine Coolant Temperature Gage Transmission Temperature Gage (If Equipped) United States Canada United States Canada ... cooling system is working beyond its capacity. See "Engine Overheating" in the Index. Your vehicle may be equipped with a transmission temperature gage. When your ignition ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ...so. Set the parking brake, place the transmission in PARK (P) and allow the engine to idle until ...can cause the transmission to operate at higher temperatures: D D D D D D Towing a trailer Hot outside air temperatures... fluid level High transmission fluid level Restricted air flow to the radiator and...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ...your ignition to RUN. If the light doesn't come on then, the system may require service; have it ...the ignition to RUN. If the light doesn't come on then, the system may require service; have it ... System and your vehicle may need service. When this light is on, the system will not limit wheel spin...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    .... Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada) United States Canada Your vehicle is equipped ... vehicle, helping to produce a cleaner environment. The SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light comes on to indicate that there...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... Criteria (TPC) can affect your vehicle's emission controls and may cause the SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light to come on. Modifications to these systems could lead to costly repairs not covered by your warranty. This may also result ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... at least 10 seconds and restart the engine. If the light remains on steady, see "If the Light ... fuel brand you use. It will require at least one full tank of the proper fuel to turn the light off. If... steps have made the light turn off, have your dealer or qualified service center check the vehicle...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... vehicle pass an inspection: Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light is on or not working properly. Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the OBD (on-board diagnostic) system determines ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... driving if the oil pressure is low. If you do, your engine can become so hot that it catches fire. You or others ... will light up when you shift a manual transfer case into four-wheel drive and the front axle engages. Some delay between shifting and the indicator's lighting is normal. See "Four-...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    Tow/Haul Light (Automatic Transmissions Only) This message is displayed when the tow/haul mode has been activated. When the ...situations you may experience with your fuel gage. None of these indicate a problem with the fuel gage. D At the gas station, the fuel pump shuts off before the gage reads F ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    .... When you turn the ignition on, the entire center lights up for just a few seconds. As needed, ..., or some other charging system problem. Have it checked right away. Driving with this message ... as the radio and the air conditioner. Battery If this message is displayed when the engine is running, you ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ...that may not be covered under your warranty. D D D D D D Towing a trailer Hot outside air temperatures Hauling a large or heavy load Low transmission fluid level High transmission fluid level Restricted air flow to the radiator and the auxiliary transmission oil cooler (if...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... at higher temperatures: Set the parking brake and place the transmission in PARK (P). Idle the engine until the message center no ... a trailer Hot outside air temperatures Hauling a heavy load Low transmission fluid level High transmission fluid level Restricted air flow to the radiator and the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ...may overheat. See "Engine Coolant" in the Index and have your vehicle serviced as soon ... will be displayed after the air conditioning system has automatically turned off for the engine coolant ...mode. If your vehicle is equipped with the 8.1L engine, this light may come on because of an electronic ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ...Gage" in the Index for more information. Check Eng Oil Level (Gasoline Engine) This message is displayed ...best to let the engine cool down (if it is hot) or warm up (if it is cold) and ...Refer to the dipstick for the correct level. See "Engine Oil" in the Index on how to check the oil level and ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ...If Equipped) If the SERVICE 4WD message comes on, there may be a problem with the automatic transfer ... can be indicated by the system before any problem is apparent, which may prevent serious .... This system is also designed to assist your service technician in correctly diagnosing a malfunction. Low ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... Comfort Controls Standard Comfort Controls Heater and Air Conditioning Comfort Controls (If Equipped) Electronic Climate Control System (If Equipped) Air Conditioning Heating Defogging and Defrosting Rear ... Player Care of Your Compact Discs Care of Your Compact Disc Player Fixed Mast Antenna 3- ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ...settings. HEATER: This setting directs most of the warmed air through the heater floor outlets, and ...between the settings. DEFROST: This setting directs most air through the windshield defroster outlets, side... clockwise toward the red area for warmer air. Turn the knob counterclockwise toward the blue...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... panel outlets and the center floor console (if equipped). BI-LEVEL: Air is delivered through the ...outlets and center floor console outlets (if equipped), as well as some air through the windshield defroster ... side window defroster outlets. If air from the center floor console outlets is not desired, ...
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    ... run to dehumidify the air to prevent window fogging. OUTSIDE AIR: Press this button to direct the system to use outside air. Pressing the OUTSIDE ... is OFF to limit odors, outside air and dust from entering your vehicle. All button lights will go off. The last setting selected will activate when the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... off. The system will cool and dehumidify the air inside the vehicle when the A/C light is on. Air conditioning will be automatically disabled when the outside ..., move the knob clockwise. To manually decrease airflow, move it counterclockwise. OFF: If the knob is in OFF, outside air will still enter ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... outlets, with some air directed to the windshield to prevent fogging. When the system is in AUTO mode, the air conditioning light will turn on, and the recirculation and outside air lights turn off. With the system in full auto control (both the fan and mode knobs ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ...and prevent stuffiness. To avoid blowing cold air in cold weather, the system will delay turning.... The length of delay depends on the outside air temperature, engine coolant temperature or the time since... -- Manual Operation The right knob on the control panel allows you to choose the direction of air...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... the system will use recirculation as necessary to cool the air. Pressing the recirculation button will change the operation to a manual mode and...The system will cool and dehumidify the air inside the vehicle when the A/C light is on. When in AUTO, the A/C is automatically engaged when necessary. Air...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ...has three speed positions. To increase the flow of cooled air, turn the switch toward 3. To decrease the flow of cooled air, turn... fan speed. Rear Control Front Control To increase and decrease the flow of cooled air to the rear vents, turn the rotary knob to the fan speed you want. To use the rear ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... and speed of the airflow. Generally, the upper vents are used for air conditioning and the floor vents for...toward red. For cooler air, turn the knob counterclockwise toward blue. Front Control To adjust ...adjust the controls as they desire. To use the rear control, first turn the front knob to REAR....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... off the rear passenger seat controls from the front seat. To adjust the air temperature, turn the temperature knob on the center of the control panel. Front Control For warmer air, turn the knob clockwise ... vent airflow. Generally, the upper vents are used for air conditioning and the floor vents ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ...unwanted odors and/or dust from entering the vehicle. When using the air conditioner, turn off the RECIRCULATION ... system in the normal mode. Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped) If your ..., it is equipped with a passenger compartment air filter, which filters outside air entering the vehicle...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ...starting your engine in cold weather, 20_F (-8_C) or lower, the heating system will produce warmer air faster to heat the passenger compartment. The use of an engine coolant heater also... windows clear. Use DEFROST to remove fog or ice from the windshield in extremely humid or cold conditions. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... little heating or cooling is needed, use VENT to direct outside air through your vehicle. ... moving. With the side windows closed, air will flow into the front air inlet grilles, through the ... RECIRCULATION button, see "Air Conditioning" earlier in this section. NOTICE: Don't use a razor blade ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ...your instrument panel. Ventilation Tips D Keep the hood and front air inlet free of ice, snow or any ...heating and air conditioning system. D Keep the air path under the front seats clear of You can turn the... does not completely shut off airflow. D The use of hood air deflectors may adversely 3-15
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ...all its controls, to be sure you're getting the most out of the advanced engineering that went into it. AM-FM Stereo Setting the Clock for Systems with ... the station frequency. Finding a Station AM-FM: Press the lower knob to switch between AM and FM. The display shows your selection. TUNE: Turn ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ...buttons to listen to a few seconds of each radio station. SCAN will light up on the display. The radio will automatically SCAN to the next higher station.... FADE: Turn the control behind the lower knob to move the sound to the front or rear speakers. The middle position balances the sound between the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player (If Equipped) Finding a Station AM-FM: Press the lower knob to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. TUNE: Turn the lower knob to tune in radio stations. SEEK: Press the right arrow to tune to the next higher station and the left arrow to tune to the next lower ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... control behind the lower knob to move the sound to the front or rear speakers. The middle position balances the ... work well in this player. Once the tape is playing, use the knobs for VOLUME, BAL, FADE, BASS ... left arrow to stop forwarding the tape. RECALL: Press this knob to switch tape sides. 3-19
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... --- to show the indicator was reset. CD Adapter Kits It is possible to use a portable CD player adapter kit with your cassette tape player ... the bypass feature on your tape player. To activate the bypass feature, use the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Insert the adapter into the cassette ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ...you as you drive. If you don't want to use SCV, turn the control all the way down. Each... will show your selection. TUNE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to choose radio stations. Push... back into its stored position when you're not using it. SEEK: Press the right arrow to tune to the...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... control is turned, the AUTO TONE display will go blank. TREB: Press lightly on this knob ...go blank. Use PUSHBUTTONS to program AUTO TONE. Adjusting the Speakers BAL: Press lightly... lightly on this knob to release it from its stored position. Turn the control clockwise to adjust the sound to the front...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    .... If the ignition is on but the radio is off, the tape will begin playing. Once the tape is playing, use the VOL, AUTO TONE, BAL, FADE, BASS and TREB ... will blink during the SEEK operation. PROG (2): Press this button to switch from one side of the tape to the other. NEXT (3): Press ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... to return to the tape player when playing the radio. The lighted arrow will appear and show the direction ...tape. The radio will now play. EJECT can be used with either the ignition or radio off. To load... tape player. To activate the bypass feature, use the following steps: 1. Turn the ignition to RUN...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ...you as you drive. If you don't want to use SCV, turn the control all the way down. Each... will show your selection. TUNE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to choose radio stations. Push... back into its stored position when you're not using it. SEEK: Press the right arrow to tune to the...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ...to the next preset station. Setting the Tone BASS: Press lightly on this knob to release it from its stored position. Turn the knob clockwise ... When the BASS control is turned, the AUTO TONE display will go blank. TREB: Press lightly on this knob to release it from its stored position. Turn the knob ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ...turned, the AUTO TONE display will go blank. Use PUSHBUTTONS to program AUTO TONE. Adjusting the Speakers BAL: Press lightly on this knob... FADE: Press lightly on this knob to release it from its stored position. Turn the control clockwise to adjust the sound to the front speakers and ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... either AM, FM1 or FM2. (If the radio is turned off, the disc stays in the player and will resume playing at the point where it stopped.) CD AUX: To switch between the player and the radio when a disc is playing, press the AM-FM button. To return to the player, press CD AUX. When a disc is playing, ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    Remote Cassette Tape Player (If Equipped) A lighted tape symbol shows when a cassette tape... or the SEEK left arrow (in the opposite direction that the lighted tape direction arrow points) to search... NEXT or the SEEK right arrow (in the direction that the lighted tape direction arrow points) to search...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... return to the tape player, press CD AUX. The lighted arrow will appear next to the symbol and ... remote player to remove the tape. EJECT can be used with either the ignition or radio off. Also, ...power is removed. The THEFTLOCK feature for the radio may be used or ignored. If ignored, the system plays ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... the ignition to ACCESSORY or RUN. 3. Turn the radio off. 4. Press the 1 and 4 buttons together. Hold them down until --- shows on the display. Next you will use the secret code number which you have written down. 5. Press MN and 000 will appear on the display. 6. Press MN again to make the last two...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ...especially at night. The longer range, however, can cause stations to interfere with each other. AM can pick up noise from things like storms and power lines. Try reducing the treble to reduce this noise if you ever get it. FM Stereo FM stereo will give you the best sound, but FM signals will reach ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ...sound equipment may interfere with the operation of your vehicle's engine, Delphi Delco Electronics radio or other systems... added improperly. So, before adding sound equipment, check with your dealer and be sure to check Federal rules covering mobile radio and telephone units. D Adjust the volume ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... tape player is the use of a scrubbing action, non-abrasive cleaning cassette with pads which... tape. To prevent the cleaning cassette from being ejected, use the following steps. 1. Turn the ignition to RUN... clean as thoroughly as the scrubbing type cleaner. The use of a non-scrubbing action, dry-type...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ...time. Always make sure the cassette tape is in good condition before you have your tape player serviced. Care of Your Compact Disc Player The use of CD lens cleaner discs is not advised, due to the risk of contaminating the lens of the...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ...roads and in varying weather conditions. We've also included many other useful tips on driving. 4-2 4-3 4-6 4-6 4-9 4-12 4-14 4-14 4-16 4-17 4-32 Defensive Driving Drunken Driving Control of a Vehicle Braking Traction Assist System (Option) Steering Off-Road Recovery Passing Loss of ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ...the best defensive driving maneuver, in both city and rural driving. You never know when the vehicle in front of you is going to brake or turn suddenly. Defensive driving requires that a driver concentrate on the driving task. Anything that distracts from the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... obvious way to solve the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then...and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone ...-related deaths have been associated with the use of alcohol, with more than 300,000 ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    According to the American Medical Association, a 180-lb. (82 kg) person who drinks three 12-ounce (355 ml) bottles of beer in an hour will end up with a BAC of about 0.06 percent. The person would reach the same BAC by drinking three 4-ounce (120 ml) glasses of wine or three mixed drinks if each ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... percent, the chance is 25 times greater! The body takes about an hour to rid itself of the alcohol in one drink. No amount of coffee or number 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 ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... vehicle go where you want it to go. They are the brakes, the steering and the accelerator. All three ... their work at the places where the tires meet the road. Braking Braking action involves perception time ... time. First, you have to decide to push on the brake pedal. That's perception time. Then ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... still have some power brake assist. But you will use it when you brake. Once the power assist is... start your engine and begin to drive away, your anti-lock brake system will check itself. ... is normal. If there's a problem with the anti-lock brake system, this warning light will stay on. See "Anti...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ...You're driving safely. Suddenly an animal jumps out in front of you. You slam on the brakes and continue braking. Here's what happens with ABS. A computer ...is about to stop rolling, the computer will separately work the brakes at each front wheel and at both rear wheels. As you...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... too close to the vehicle in front of you, you won't have time to apply your brakes if that ... you have anti-lock brakes. Using Anti-Lock Don't pump the brakes. Just hold the ... traction. When this happens, the system reduces engine power to limit wheel spin. This light will come on when the TAS is ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ...See "Cruise Control" in the Index. When the TRACTION OFF light is on, the TAS is off and will not limit ...Adjust your driving accordingly. The TRACTION OFF light will come on under the following conditions: D The Traction... System, Anti-Lock Brake System or engine-related problem has been detected...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... and wait a few seconds. If you used the button to turn the system off, the TRACTION OFF light will come on and stay on. You can turn the system back on at any time by pressing the button again. The TRACTION OFF light should go off. The next time you start your vehicle, ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ...If you lose power steering assist because the engine stops or the system is not functioning, you can ...it before you enter the curve, while your front wheels are straight ahead. Try to adjust your ...it possible for the vehicle to change its path when you turn the front wheels. If there's no traction, ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ...in Emergencies There are times when steering can be more effective than braking. For example, you come over a hill and find a truck... between parked cars and stops right in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking -- if you can stop in time. But sometimes you can't; there isn't room. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ...or an intersection, delay your pass. A broken center line usually indicates it's all right to pass... the road ahead is clear). Never cross a solid line on your side of the lane or a double solid line, ... wheel up to one-quarter turn until the right front tire contacts the pavement edge. Then turn your...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... are far enough ahead of the passed vehicle to see its front in your inside mirror, activate your right ...slowly moving vehicle too rapidly. Even though the brake lamps are not flashing, it may be slowing down ... passed, make it easy for the D If other cars are lined up to pass a slow vehicle, wait 4-...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... experts say about what happens when the three control systems (brakes, steering and acceleration) don't have enough... best to avoid sudden steering, acceleration or braking (including engine braking by shifting to a lower gear)....any doubt. Remember: Any anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps avoid only ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ...clearance at the front of your vehicle, you can easily remove the front bumper lower air dam. The front bumper lower air dam is held in place by a series of push pins located around the lower edge of the front bumper. The push-pins are accessible from underneath the front bumper...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... until it releases from the retainer. NOTICE: Operating your vehicle for extended periods without the front bumper lower air dam installed can cause improper air ... of your vehicle to be damaged. Always be sure to replace the front bumper air dam when you're finished off-road ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    To replace the lower air dam, do the following: 1. Line up each push-pin with its ...sure to have all necessary maintenance and service work done. Check to make sure all underbody shields ... the information about your four-wheel-drive vehicle in this manual. Is there enough fuel? Is the spare tire fully ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... off-roader to follow these basic rules for protecting the environment: D D Always use established trails, roads and areas that have been specially set...s exhaust system. You’ll find other important information in this manual. See “Vehicle Loading,” “Luggage Carrier” and “Tires” in ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ...a winch? If so, be sure to read the winch instructions. In a remote area, a winch can be handy if ... stuck. But you'll want to know how to use it properly. Controlling your vehicle is the key to ... obstacles. D you'll need more distance for braking, especially since you're on an unpaved surface....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... or ice. Each of these surfaces affects the steering, acceleration and braking of your vehicle in different ways. Depending upon the kind of surface ... on paved roads and highways. There are no road signs, posted speed limits or signal lights. You have to use your own good judgment about what is safe ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    Driving on Off-Road Hills Off-road driving often takes you up, down or across a hill. Driving safely on hills requires good judgment and an understanding of what your vehicle can and can't do. There are some hills that simply can't be driven, no matter how well built the vehicle. On a very ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... make you more visible to approaching traffic on trails or hills. D Use a low gear and get a firm grip on the... the hill and try to maintain your speed. Don't use more power than you need, because you... turns, you might want to find another route. D Use your headlamps even during the day. They make...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... if your vehicle has a manual transmission) and restart the engine. Then, shift to REVERSE (R), release the parking brake, and slowly back down the ... and you could go out of control. Instead, apply the regular brake to stop the vehicle. Then apply the parking brake. Shift to...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    .... What should I do? Set the parking brake, put your transmission in PARK (P) (or the manual transmission in FIRST (1)) and turn off the engine....you are going to leave your vehicle, set the parking brake and shift the transmission to PARK (P) (or, put your manual transmission in FIRST (1)). But do not...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... cause your brakes to overheat and fade. This could cause loss of control and a serious accident. Apply the brakes lightly when descending a hill and use a low gear to keep vehicle speed under control. Q: A: D Stop your vehicle by applying ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... you go straight up or down a hill, the length of the wheel base (the distance from the front wheels to the rear wheels) reduces the likelihood the vehicle will tumble end ...of the incline, don't drive across it. Find another route instead. D Surface conditions can be a problem when you drive 4-28
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    Q: A: What if I'm driving across an incline that's not too steep, but I hit some loose gravel and start to slide downhill. What should I do? If you feel your vehicle starting to slide sideways, turn downhill. This should help straighten out the vehicle and prevent the side slipping. However, a...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... you'll need longer braking distances. It's best to use a low gear when you're...effect on steering, accelerating and braking. You may want to reduce the air pressure in your ... on safe surfaces only. Driving in Water Light rain causes no special off-road driving problems. But heavy rain can mean ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ..., you'll never be able to start your engine. When you go through water, remember that when your brakes get wet, it may take ...the hood. These accumulations can be a fire hazard. After operation in mud or sand, have the brake linings cleaned and checked. These substances can cause glazing and uneven ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... on higher speed roads. Your headlamps can light up only so much road ahead. ...old 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. 4-32
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... eyes contract repeatedly. Remember that your headlamps light up far less of a roadway when you ... pick out dimly lighted objects. Just as your headlamps should be checked regularly for proper ... suffer from night blindness -- the inability to see in dim light -- and aren't even aware of it. Driving ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try to avoid puddles. But if you canମ. down before you hit them. CAUTION: Wet brakes can cause accidents. They won’t work ... a large puddle of water or a car wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ...Water NOTICE: If you drive too quickly through deep puddles or standing water, water can come in through your engine's air intake and badly damage your engine. Never drive through water that is slightly lower than the underbody of your vehicle....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... next part, "Freeway Driving." D Try to use the freeways that rim and crisscross D Treat a green light as a warning signal. A traffic light is there because the corner is busy enough to need it. When a light turns green, and just before you start to move, check both ways for vehicles ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... to merge into the gap at close to the prevailing speed. Switch on your turn signal, check your mirrors and glance over your shoulder as...Stay in the right lane unless you want to pass. Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your turn signal. Just before you leave the lane, glance quickly...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ...they in good shape? D Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: Have you checked all levels? Before ... vehicle ready for a long trip? If you keep it serviced and maintained, it's ready to go. If ... lenses clean? D Tires: They are vitally important to a safe, trouble-free trip. Is the tread good enough for long...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... same scenery, along with the hum of the tires on the road, the drone of the engine, and the rush of the wind against the vehicle that ... moving. Scan the road ahead and to the sides. Check your mirrors and your instruments ... terrain. D If you get sleepy, pull off the road into a rest, service 4-39
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... downhill in NEUTRAL (N) or with the ignition off is dangerous. Your brakes will have to do all the work of slowing down....your vehicle in good shape. Check all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system... crash. Shift down to let your engine assist your brakes on a steep downhill slope. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    Winter Driving Include an ice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer clothing, a small shovel, a flashlight, a red cloth and reflective warning triangles. And, if you will be driving under severe conditions, include a small bag of sand, a ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... even more. Your anti-lock brakes improve your vehicle's stability when you ... though you have an anti-lock braking system, you'll want to begin... you see a patch of ice ahead of you, brake before you are on it. Try not to brake while you're actually on the ice, and avoid sudden steering maneuvers...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ...should probably stay with your vehicle unless you know for sure that you are near help and you can hike through the snow. Here are some things to do to summon help and keep yourself and your passengers safe: D Turn on your hazard flashers. You can run the engine to keep warm, but be careful. 4-43
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ...go a little faster than just idle. That is, push the accelerator slightly. This uses less fuel for the heat that you get and it keeps the... close the window almost all the way to preserve the heat. Start the engine again and repeat this only when you feel really uncomfortable from the cold. But do it ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    .... Be sure to use the proper towing equipment designed for recreational vehicle towing. Follow the instructions... service manual removal/installation procedure. Dust or dirt can enter the back of the transmission... proper protection is not provided. Also, check the transmission fluid level before driving...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ...: 1. Firmly set the parking brake. 2. Shift an automatic transmission to PARK (P), or a manual transmission to FIRST (1). 3. Securely attach the... your vehicle is in gear, for a manual transmission. You or others could be injured. Make sure the parking brake is firmly set before you shift the transfer...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ..., called Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). To find out the actual loads on your front and rear axles, you need to go to ... Certification/Tire label also contains information about your Front Axle Reserve Capacity. See "Front Axle Reserve Capacity" later in this section. And, if you do have a...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ...vehicle any heavier than the GVWR, or either the maximum front or rear GAWR. If you do, ... installed equipment your truck can carry. Using heavier suspension components to get added durability ... important loading information for off-road driving in this manual. See "Loading Your Vehicle for Off-Road ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...to it, provided certain weights, such as the weights on the vehicle's axles and the GVW, aren't exceeded. How heavy can a ... be reduced when a snow plow is installed. Your vehicle can be damaged if either the front or rear axle ratings, or the GVW, are exceeded. Q: A: D The options your vehicle ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... rear weight distribution ratio, even though the actual weight at the front axle may be less than the front axle rating. assist you in determining the amount of rear ballast required, to help make ... vehicle must not exceed the GVW rating. D For the front axle, if more cargo or passengers must ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... the amount of weight any front accessory, such as a snow plow, is adding to the front axle, use the following formula: (W x (A + W.B))/W.B.= Weight the accessory is adding to the front axle. Where: W=Weight of added accessory A=Distance that the accessory is in front ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ...than 700 lb. (318 kg) to the front axle. Using the formula, if the snow plow is 4 ft. (122 cm) in front of the front axle and the wheel base is 10 ...445 kg) So, if your truck's front axle reserve capacity is more than... plow, it may be possible to load the front axle to the front GAWR but not have...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... Keep in mind that reserve capacity numbers are intended as a guide when selecting the amount of equipment or cargo your ...carry. If you are unsure of your truck's front, rear or total weight, go to a weight ... dealer for additional advice and information about using a snow plow on your vehicle. Also,...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ...example of proper truck and camper match: A. Camper Center of Gravity Use the rear edge of the load floor for measurement purposes. The recommended ...a body is concentrated and, if suspended at that point, would balance the front and rear. B. Recommended Center of Gravity Location Zone The camper's...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ...vehicle and camper, drive to a weigh station and weigh the front and rear wheels separately. This will tell you the loads on your axles. The loads on the front and rear axles shouldnମ. if you choose the correct hitch and trailer brakes. For more information, see “Trailer Towing” in ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... safe use with a specialized body should be installed by a body builder in accordance with the information available from the Customer ... a Trailer CAUTION: If you don't use the correct equipment and drive properly, .... For example, if the trailer is too heavy, the brakes may not work well -- or even ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... your vehicle. Additional rear rear axle maintenance is required for a vehicle used to tow a trailer. See "...the capacity stamped on your step bumper. You should always use a sway control if your ... vehicle is driven. Your engine, axle or other parts could be damaged. D Consider using a sway control ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... have a manual transmission and you are towing a trailer, it's better not to use... enables tow/haul. When the button is pressed, a light on the instrument panel will illuminate to indicate that tow... the button again, at which time the indicator light on the instrument panel will turn off. The vehicle...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... a trailer safely be? It depends on how you plan to use your rig. For example, speed, altitude... rating, the handling/trailering suspension is required on C-1500 models and the handling/trailering or off-road suspension is required on K-1500 models. The engine oil cooler is required on C/K-2500 models...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    C-1500 Regular Cab Short Box (2WD)* Engine (Trans.) 4300 V6 (Auto) 4300 V6 (Manual) 4800 V8 (Auto) 4800 V8 (Manual) ... kg) 7,600 lbs. (3 447 kg) 8,600 lbs. (3 901 kg) C-1500 Extended Cab Short Box (2WD)* Engine (Trans.) 4300 V6 (Auto) 4300 V6 (Manual) 4800 V8 (Auto) 4800 V8 (...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    C-1500 Crew Cab Short Box (2WD)* Engine (Trans.) 6000 V8 Axle ...kg) 10,300 lbs. (4 672 kg) C-1500 Extended Cab Long Box (2WD)* Engine (Trans.) 4800 V8 (Auto) 4800 V8 (Manual) Axle Ratio ... kg) 8,100 lbs. (3 674 kg) C-1500 Regular Cab Long Box (2WD...) 5300 V8 Axle Ratio 3.08 3.42 3.08 3.42 3.42 3.73 3.42...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    K-1500 Regular Cab Short Box (4WD)* Engine (Trans.) 4300 V6 (Auto) 4300 V6 (Manual)...300 lbs. (3 765 kg) 9,300 lbs. (4 218 kg) K-1500 Extended Cab Short Box (4WD)* Engine (Trans.) ...000 lbs. (3 629 kg) 9,000 lbs. (4 082 kg) K-1500 Crew Cab Short Box (4WD)* Engine (Trans.) 6000 V8 Axle Ratio 3.73 4.10 ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    K-1500 Regular Cab Long Box (4WD)* Engine (Trans.) 4300 V6 (Auto) 4300 V6 (Manual) 4800 V8 (Auto) 4800 V8 (... kg) 8,200 lbs. (3 719 kg) 9,200 lbs. (4 173 kg) K-1500 Extended Cab Long Box (4WD)* Engine (Trans.) 4800 V8 (Auto) 4800 V8 (Manual) 5300 V8 Axle Ratio 3.73 4.10 3.73 4....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    C-2500 (2WD)* Engine 6000 V8 Axle Ratio 3.73 4.10 Max. Trailer Wt. 8,800 lbs....(4 899 kg) C-2500 Extended Cab Short Box HD (2WD)* Engine 6000 V8 8100 V8 Axle Ratio 4.10 3.73 4.10 6600...121 kg)** 15,700 lbs. (7 121 kg)** C-2500 Regular Cab Long Box HD (2WD)* Engine Axle Ratio 6000 V8 4.10 8100 V8 3.73 ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    C-2500 Extended Cab Long Box HD (2WD)* Engine 6000 V8 8100 V8 Axle Ratio 4.10 3.73 4.10 6600 V8 Diesel 3.73 4.10...kg)** 14,900 lbs. (6 758 kg)** 14,900 lbs. (6 758 kg)** C-2500 Crew Cab Short Box HD (2WD)* Engine 6000 V8 8100 V8 Axle Ratio 4.10 3.73 4.10 6600 V8 Diesel 3.73 4....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    C-2500 Crew Cab Long Box HD (2WD)* Engine Axle Ratio 6000 V8 4.10 8100 V8 3.73...kg)** K-2500 Extended Cab Short Box HD (4WD)* Engine Axle Ratio 6000 V8 4.10 8100 V8 3.73... 985 kg)** 15,400 lbs. (6 985 kg)** K-2500 Extended Cab Short Box (4WD)* Engine Axle Max. Trailer Wt. Ratio 6000 V8 3.73...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    K-2500 Regular Cab Long Box HD (4WD)* Engine 6000 V8 8100 V8 Axle Ratio 4.10 3.73 4.10 6600 V8 Diesel 3.73 4.10 Max. Trailer Wt. 10,...kg)** 15,600 lbs. (7 076 kg)** K-2500 Extended Cab Long Box HD (4WD)* Engine 6000 V8 8100 V8 Axle Ratio 4.10 3.73 4.10 6600 V8 Diesel 3.73 4.10 ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    K-2500 Crew Cab Short Box HD (4WD)* Engine 6000 V8 8100 V8 Axle Ratio 4.10 3.73 4.10 6600 V8 Diesel 3.73 4.10 Max. ... kg)** 15,200 lbs. (6 895 kg)** 15,200 lbs. (6 895 kg)** K-2500 Crew Cab Long Box HD (4WD)* Engine Axle Max. Trailer Wt. Ratio 6000 V8 4.10 9,900 lbs. (4 491 kg) ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... lbs. (7 167 kg)** 15,800 lbs. (7 167 kg)** C-3500 Crew Cab (2WD)* Engine Axle Ratio 6000 V8 4.10 8100 V8 ... lbs. (6 985 kg)** C-3500 Extended Cab (2WD)* Engine Axle Ratio 6000 V8 4.10 8100 V8 4.10... lbs. (7 031 kg)** K-3500 Regular Cab (4WD)* Engine Axle Ratio 6000 V8 4.10 8100 V8 4.10...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    K-3500 Extended Cab (4WD)* Engine Axle Ratio 6000 V8 4.10 8100 V8 4.10 6600 V8 Diesel 3.73 4.10 Max. Trailer Wt. ... kg)** 14,800 lbs. (6 713 kg)** 14,800 lbs. (6 713 kg)** K-3500 Crew Cab (4WD)* Engine Axle Ratio 6000 V8 4.10 8100 V8 4.10 6600 V8 Diesel 3.73 4.10 Max....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ..., or you can write us at the address listed in your Warranty and Owner Assistance Information Booklet. In Canada, write to: General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre, 163-005 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 Weight of the Trailer Tongue The tongue load (A) of any ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    If you're using a weight-carrying or a weight-distributing hitch, the trailer tongue weight ... right hitch. Here are some rules to follow: D If you use a step-bumper hitch, your bumper ...more than the capacity stamped on your step bumper, be sure to use a properly mounted, weight-distributing hitch ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... psi (20 650 kPa) of pressure. D The trailer's brake system will use less than 0.02 cubic inch (0.3 cc...on the master cylinder that sends the fluid to the rear brakes. But don't use copper tubing for this. If you do, it will bend and finally break off. Use steel brake tubing. Trailer Brakes If ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... the trailer brake controller by hand to be sure the brakes are working. This lets you check your electrical connection at the same .... During your trip, check occasionally to be sure that the load is secure, and that the lamps and any trailer brakes are still working. While towing a trailer or when ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... on level ground) with the automatic transmission in PARK (P) (or the manual transmission out of gear and the parking brake applied) for a few minutes before turning the engine off. If you do get...you don't shift down, you might have to use your brakes so much that they would get hot and...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ...apply your parking brake and shift into PARK (P) for an automatic transmission, or REVERSE (R) for a manual ... and not in NEUTRAL (N). 6. Release the regular brakes. CAUTION: It can be dangerous to get out..., use the steps that follow. Always put the shift lever fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ...-wire trailer towing harness. D Start your engine; D Shift into a gear; and D Release the parking brake. 2. Let up on the ... transmission fluid (don't overfill), engine oil, axle lubricant, belt, cooling system and brake system. Each of these is covered in this manual, and the Index will help you ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... Dark Green: Right Stop/Turn Signal Brown: Taillamps White: Ground Light Green: Back-up Lamps Light Blue: Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) If you need to upgrade your vehicle to heavy-duty trailering, a brake controller harness and an underbody harness with a seven-pin ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... Stop/Turn Signal Brown: Taillamps White: Ground Light Green: Back-up Lamps Light Blue: CHMSL Red: Battery Feed Dark Blue: Trailer Brake ...later in this section.) If you need to tow a light-duty trailer with a standard four-way .../Turn Signal Brown: Taillamps White: Ground Light Green: Back-up Lamps ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ...the heavy-duty and camper/fifth-wheel trailer wiring packages. The harness is for an electric trailer brake controller and includes a trailer battery feed fuse. This harness and fuse should be installed by your dealer or a qualified service center. 4-80
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ...battery. Power Winches If you wish to use a power winch on your vehicle, only... instructions that are included with any electrical equipment that you install. Using a power winch with the transmission... a power winch, always leave the transmission in NEUTRAL (N). Use the regular brakes, set the parking...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ...) To engage a PTO on a vehicle with a manual transmission: 1. Hold the clutch pedal down. 2. Set the parking brake. 3. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL (N). 4. Engage the PTO. Refer to the manufacturer's or installer's for instructions on electrically engaged PTOs. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... mph for vehicles equipped with diesel engines. 3. Make sure your foot is off the brake pedal (and off the clutch for vehicles equipped with a manual transmission). 4. Select the desired ... for vehicles equipped with diesel engines. 3. Make sure your foot is off the brake pedal (and off the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ...cruise control feature or with the SET position on the PTO switch. The operator is then able to increase engine speed in 100 rpm increments ...may be equipped with a rear step pad at the center of the bumper. If you will be using the bumper to tow a trailer, you must remove the center cutout circle to ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... 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 5-8 Hazard Warning Flashers ... Devices Jump Starting Towing Your Vehicle Engine Overheating (Gasoline Engine) 5-11 5-18 5-18 5-19 5-34 Cooling System (Gasoline Engine) Engine Fan Noise If a Tire Goes ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ...the steering column all the way down to make your front and rear turn signal lamps flash on... also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off. When the hazard warning ... If you carry reflective triangles, you can use them to warn others. Set one up at...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... some jumper cables to start your vehicle. But please use the following steps to do it safely. NOTICE: Ignoring ... jump start the battery if the hydrometer looks clear or light yellow. Replace the battery when there is a clear or light yellow hydrometer and a cranking complaint. Trying to start your ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... the possibility of the vehicles rolling, set the parking brake firmly on both vehicles involved in the jump ... behind a red plastic cover near the engine accessory drive bracket. To uncover the remote ... attached to the engine accessory drive bracket where it is marked "GND". You should always use ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... 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 ...badly. Keep your hands away from moving parts once the engine is running. 5. Check that the jumper cables don't have loose or missing insulation...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ...red positive (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the vehicle with the dead battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. 8....other end touch metal. Connect it to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. Donମ.
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... will move. 10. Now start the vehicle with the good battery and run the engine for awhile. 11. Try to start the vehicle with the dead battery. If it won't start after a few tries, it probably needs service. Jumper Cable Removal A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part B. Good Battery C. Dead ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... exist and the REDUCED ENGINE POWER message is displayed, an overheat protection mode which alternates firing groups of cylinders helps prevent engine damage. In this mode, you .... In addition, you will find a LOW COOLANT, CHECK COOLANT TEMP, ENGINE OVERHEATED and a REDUCED ENGINE ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... the hood. If you keep driving when your engine is overheated, the liquids in it can catch fire. You ... Operating Mode" in the Index. CAUTION: Steam from an overheated engine can burn you badly, even if ...steam coming CAUTION: (Continued) NOTICE: If your engine catches fire because you keep driving ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... From Your Engine If you get an engine overheat warning but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little too hot ...no sign of steam, try this for a minute or so: 1. If you have an air conditioner and it's on, turn it off. 2. Turn on ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    Cooling System (Gasoline Engine) When you decide it's safe to lift the hood, here's what you'll see: All Other Engines A. Coolant Surge Tank B. Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap 8100 V8 Engines C. Engine Fan 5-11
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... do anything else until it cools down. When the engine is cold, the coolant level should be at or above the ... could lose all coolant. That could cause an engine fire, and you could be burned. ... isn't covered by your warranty. See "Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode" in the Index. 5-12
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... the accelerator pedal down. If it doesn't, your vehicle needs service. Turn off the engine. How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank --Gasoline Engines If you haven't found a problem yet, but the coolant level isn't at or above the FILL COLD mark, add a 50/50 ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    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 Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ...t get the overheat warning. Your engine could catch fire and you or others could be burned. Use a 50/50 mixture of ... water and DEX-COOLR coolant. NOTICE: In cold weather, water can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. So use the recommended coolant. CAUTION: You can...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... cap slowly counterclockwise (left) about one full turn. If you hear a hiss, wait for that to stop. A hiss means there is still some pressure left. 2. Then keep turning the pressure cap slowly, and remove it. 3. Then fill the coolant surge tank with the proper mixture, to the FILL COLD mark. 5-16
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... coolant surge tank pressure cap off, start the engine and let it run until you can feel... upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fan. By this time, the coolant level inside ... coolant surge tank until the level reaches the FILL COLD mark. 5. Then replace the pressure cap. Be...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ...vehicle has a clutched engine cooling fan. When the clutch is engaged, the fan spins faster to provide more air to cool the engine. In most everyday driving conditions, the fan is.... Steer to maintain lane position, and then gently brake to a stop well out of the traffic lane. A rear ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    .... CAUTION: (Continued) 4. Turn off the engine. 5. Put the wheel blocks at the front and rear of the tire farthest away... change your tire. To help prevent the vehicle from moving: 1. Set the parking brake firmly. 2. Put an automatic transmission shift lever in PARK (P) or shift a manual transmission ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    Removing the Spare Tire and Tools Extended and Crew CabR Regular Cab The equipment you'll need is behind the passenger's seat. For Extended and Crew Cab models, the equipment is under the passenger's side second row seat. 5-20
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... and turn the wing nut on the cover counterclockwise to remove it. For Crew Cab models, pull up the second row seat... jack head slightly. 4. There is also a wing nut used to retain the storage bag and tools. To ..., turn the wing nut counterclockwise. You'll use the jack handle and the wheel wrench to ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ...lock, open the spare tire lock cover on the bumper and use the ignition key to remove the lock. 2. ...tire near the flat tire. The tools you'll be using include the bottle jack (A), the wheel blocks (B), ...flat tire is on the rear of the vehicle, you'll need to use both jack handle extensions. 5-22
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    Attach the wheel wrench to the jack handle extensions (as needed). Attach the jack handle to the jack. Turn the wheel wrench clockwise to raise the jack lift head a little. 5-23
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... with wheel nut caps, the wheel nut caps are designed to remain with the center cap. Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire 1. Use the wheel wrench to loosen all the wheel nuts. Turn the wheel wrench counterclockwise to loosen the wheel nuts. Don't remove the wheel nuts yet. Remove...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... under the vehicle. If the flat tire is on the front of the vehicle (2-Wheel Drive 1500 Series vehicles), position the jack under the bracket attached to the vehicle's frame, behind the flat tire. If the flat tire is on the front of the vehicle (all other models), position the jack on...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    Front Position All Other Models Front Position 2WD 1500 Series 5-26
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    4. Remove all the wheel nuts and take off the flat tire. Rear Position 3. Make sure the jack head is positioned so that the rear axle is resting securely between the grooves that are on the jack head. Turn the wheel wrench clockwise to raise the vehicle. Raise the vehicle far enough off the ground ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towel to do this; but be sure... get all the rust or dirt off. CAUTION: Never use oil or grease on studs or nuts. If you ...the wheel. Tighten each wheel nut by hand using the wheel wrench until the wheel is held against ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    Front Position 2WD 1500 Series Front Position All Other Models 5-29
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    8. Tighten the nuts firmly in a crisscross sequence as shown by turning the wheel wrench clockwise. Rear Position 7. Turn the wheel wrench counterclockwise to lower the vehicle. Lower the jack completely. 5-30
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... even come off. This could lead to an accident. Be sure to use the correct wheel nuts. If you have to ...NOTICE: Improperly tightened wheel nuts can lead to brake pulsation and rotor damage. To avoid expensive brake repairs, evenly tighten the wheel nuts in the proper sequence and to the proper torque ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ...the retainer is fully seated across the underside of the wheel. 3. Attach the wheel wrench and extensions together. Insert the hoist end through the hole in the rear bumper and into the hoist shaft. 4. Raise the tire part of the way upward. When the tire is almost in the stored position, adjust the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ...Tire G. Retainer H. Hoist Cable 6. Make sure the tire is stored securely. Push, pull, and then try to rotate or turn the tire. If the tire moves, use the wheel wrench/hoist shaft to tighten the cable. Replace the jack, tools and spare tire lock. 5. Raise the tire fully against the underside of the...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ...when you're stuck, but you must use caution. NOTICE: Spinning your wheels can ... forth, you can destroy your transmission. For information about using tire chains on your vehicle, ... injured. And, the transmission or other parts of the vehicle can overheat. That could cause an engine compartment fire...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... little as possible. Release the accelerator pedal while you shift, and press lightly on the accelerator pedal when the transmission is in gear. By slowly spinning your wheels .... The recovery hooks are provided at the front of your vehicle. You may need to use them if you're ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    CAUTION: The recovery hooks, when used, are under a lot of force. Always pull the vehicle straight out. Never pull on the hooks at a... or others could be injured from the chain or cable snapping back. NOTICE: Never use the recovery hooks to tow the vehicle. Your vehicle could be damaged and it would ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ... in Foreign Countries Filling Your Tank Checking Things Under the Hood Noise Control System Engine Oil Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped) Automatic Transmission Fluid (Except Allison Transmission) Automatic Transmission Fluid (...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    .... You'll get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported ... manual, see "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index. Your vehicle has an air ... to do your own service work, see "Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped... system. If it does, see "Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle" in the Index...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... before you attempt any vehicle maintenance task. D Be sure to use the proper nuts, bolts and other fasteners. "English"... windshield washer performance. Check with your dealer before adding equipment to the outside of your vehicle. Fuel Use regular unleaded gasoline rated at 87 octane or higher....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... bad enough, it can damage your engine. If you're using fuel rated at 87 octane or... and you hear heavy knocking, your engine needs service. But don't worry if you hear...the event it is determined that the cause of the condition is the type of fuels used, repairs may not be covered by your warranty....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    To provide cleaner air, all gasolines in the United States are now required to contain additives that will help prevent ... ethanol, and reformulated gasolines may be available in your area to contribute to clean air. General Motors recommends that you use these gasolines, particularly if they comply ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... gasoline. If your vehicle has a diesel engine, see "Filling Your Tank (Diesel Engine)" in the Diesel Engine Supplement. The fuel cap is located behind a hinged door on the driver's side ...While refueling, hang the filler cap by the tether using the hook located on the inside of the filler door....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... need a new cap, be sure to get the right type. Your dealer can get one for you. If you get the wrong type, it may not fit properly. This may cause your malfunction indicator lamp to light and your fuel tank and emissions system may be damaged. See "Malfunction Indicator Lamp" in the Index. 6-7
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ... until the filling is complete. D Don't smoke while pumping gasoline. Checking Things Under the Hood CAUTION: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like fuel, oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield washer and other fluids, and ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    Hood Release 1. To open the hood, first pull the handle located inside the vehicle to the lower left of the steering wheel. 2. Then go to the front of the vehicle and pull up on the secondary hood release, located on the passenger's side near the center of the grille. 3. Lift the hood. 4. Before ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... Overview When you lift up the hood on the VORTEC 4300 V6 engine, you'll see the following: A. B. C. D. E. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Coolant Surge Tank Air Filter Restriction Indicator Engine Oil Dipstick Automatic Transmission Dipstick (If Equipped) Fan Engine Oil ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ...VORTEC 5300 V8 engine (VORTEC 4800 and 6000 V8 engines similar), you will see the following: A. B. C. D. E. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Coolant Surge Tank Air Filter Restriction Indicator Engine Oil Dipstick Automatic Transmission Dipstick (If Equipped) F. Engine Oil...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    When you lift up the hood on the VORTEC 8100 V8 engine you will see the following: A. B. C. D. E. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Coolant Surge Tank Air Filter Restriction Indicator Engine Oil Dipstick Automatic Transmission Dipstick (If Equipped) F. Engine Oil Fill G. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ... the purpose of noise control, prior to its sale or delivery to the ultimate purchaser or while it is in use; or 2. The use of the vehicle after such device or ... inoperative. D Removal of the fan shroud (if equipped). Air Intake: D Removal of the air cleaner silencer. D Reversing the air cleaner ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    Engine Oil If the CHECK ENG OIL LEVEL light appears on the instrument panel, it means you need to check your engine oil level right away. For more information, see CHECK ENG OIL LEVEL in the Index. You should check your engine oil level regularly; this is an added reminder. All Other Engines ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ...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. All Other Engines 8100 V8 Engine NOTICE: Don't add ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    What Kind of Engine Oil to Use Oils recommended for your vehicle can be identified by looking for ...your own oil, be sure you use oil that has the starburst symbol on the front of the oil container. If... Petroleum Institute certified for gasoline engines. You should also use the proper viscosity oil for...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ...engine protection. _ _ When to Change Engine Oil NOTICE: Use only engine oil with the American Petroleum Institute Certified For Gasoline Engines starburst symbol. Failure to use the recommended oil can ...) or sooner. Remember to reset the CHANGE ENGINE OIL light whenever the oil is changed. 6-17...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ... five seconds, the system is reset. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter The air cleaner assembly has an...indicator that lets you know when the air filter is dirty and needs to be serviced. The indicator is located ... is not completely yellow, no air filter service is required. When the area inside the indicator ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ... of the engine compartment. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for more information on location. 1. To remove the air filter, loosen the screws on .... Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine when to replace the air filter. See "Owner Checks and Services" in the Index. 6-19
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    CAUTION: Operating the engine with the air cleaner/filter off can cause you or others ... with it off, and be careful working on the engine with the air cleaner/filter off. Passenger Compartment ... may be equipped with a passenger compartment air filter. The filter is located under the instrument panel,...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ...at your dealer's service department. Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine when to replace the passenger compartment air filter. See "Scheduled Maintenance" in the Index. Automatic Transmission Fluid (... service. If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... done at the dealership service department. If you do it yourself, be sure to follow all the instructions here...been sitting for eight hours or more with the engine off, but this is used only as a reference. Let ...have to idle the engine longer. Should the fluid level be low during this cold check, you ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... vehicle on a level place. Keep the engine running. in PARK (P). D With the parking brake applied, place the shift lever D With your foot on the brake pedal, move the shift lever through ... in PARK (P). D Let the engine run at idle for three minutes or more. 1. The red transmission dipstick ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ... to Add Fluid Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of transmission fluid to use. See "Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" in the Index. Add fluid only after checking the transmission fluid while it is hot. (A cold check is used only as a reference.) If the fluid level is low, ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ...When to Check and Change A good time to check your automatic transmission fluid level is when the engine oil is changed. Change both the fluid and filter every 25,000 miles... If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, change the fluid and filter every 50,000 ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ... vehicle on a level place. Keep the engine running. in PARK (P). D With the parking brake applied, place the shift lever D With your foot on the brake pedal, run the engine for at least once minute and... rpm). Slowly release the brake pedal. Then, without shutting off the engine, follow these ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ... seconds and then pull it back out again. Repeat the check procedure to verify the reading. 4. Safe operating level is within ... all the way. Consistency of Readings Always check the fluid level at least twice using the procedures described previously. Consistency (repeatable readings) is important ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... the Index. Add fluid only after checking the transmission fluid while it is hot. (A cold check is used only as a reference.) If... pint (0.5 L). Don't overfill. Manual Transmission Fluid When to Check A good time to have it checked is when the engine oil is changed. See your maintenance schedule to...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    Check the fluid level only when your engine is off, the vehicle is parked on a level place and the transmission is cool enough for you to rest your fingers on the ... plug. Be sure the plug is fully seated. 5-Speed for VORTEC 4300 V6 and 4800 V8 engines shown, other manual transmissions similar 6-29
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ...diaphragm when it's in place in the reservoir. See the instructions on the reservoir cap. Rear Axle When to Check Lubricant Refer to the ... "Scheduled Maintenance Services" in the Index for more information. When to Check and What to Use Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine how often...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ... the lubricant. See "Periodic Maintenance Inspections" in the Index. How to Check Lubricant 1500 Series shown, 2500 LD Series similar. 2500 HD and 3500 Series located on rear axle cover. The proper level for the 1500 Series is from 5/8 inch to 1 5/8 inch (15 mm to 40 mm) below the filler ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    Front Axle When to Check Lubricant Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine how often to check the lubricant. See "Scheduled Maintenance ... plug. What to Use Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of lubricant to use. See "Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" in the Index. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ... against rust and corrosion. Help keep the proper engine temperature. Let the warning lights and gages work as they should.... it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating, see "Engine Overheating" in the Index. NOTICE: When adding coolant, it is important that you use only DEX-COOLR (...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ... which won't damage aluminum parts. If you use this coolant mixture, you don't need to ... else. NOTICE: If you use an improper coolant mixture, your engine could overheat and be... warning. Your engine could catch fire and you or others could be burned. Use a 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    Checking Coolant The coolant surge tank is located on the passenger's side of the engine compartment. See ...hot. The vehicle must be on a level surface. When your engine is cold, the coolant level should be at the FILL ...burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ... coolant surge tank pressure cap must be fully installed on the coolant surge tank. All Other Engines NOTICE: Your coolant surge tank pressure cap is a 15 psi (105 kPa) pressure-type cap and must be tightly installed to prevent coolant loss and possible engine damage from overheating. 6-36
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ... system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. See "Engine Compartment ... on its location. How to Check Power Steering Fluid Turn the key off, let the engine compartment ...fluid to bring the level up to the mark. 8100 V8 Engine What to Use To determine what kind of fluid ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ...washer fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If you will be operating your ...against freezing. NOTICE: D When using concentrated washer fluid, D follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water. Don't mix water with ready-to-use washer fluid. Water can cause ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ...brake master cylinder reservoir is filled with DOT-3 brake fluid. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for ...have too much fluid when you get new brake linings. You should add (or remove) ... acceptable level during normal brake lining wear. When new linings are put in, the fluid level goes...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    Checking Brake Fluid What to Add When you do need brake fluid, use only DOT-3 brake fluid. Refer to "Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" in the Index. Use new brake fluid from a sealed container only. ... cause a crash. Always use the proper brake fluid. You can check the brake fluid without...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    NOTICE: D Using the wrong fluid can badly damage brake system parts. For example, ... system can damage brake system parts so badly that they'll have ... has four-wheel disc brakes. Disc brake pads have built-in wear indicators that make a high-pitched warning sound when the brake pads are worn and new ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ... tighten wheel nuts in the proper sequence to GM torque specifications. Brake linings should always be replaced as complete axle sets. See "Brake System ...For example, if someone puts in brake linings that are wrong for your vehicle, the balance between your front and rear brakes can ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ...are off and the engine isn't running. See "Replacement Bulbs" in the Index for the proper types of bulbs to use. Vehicle Storage If you're not going... others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. CAUTION: Batteries have acid that...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ... bulb counterclockwise and remove it from the headlamp lens assembly. 5. Put the new bulb into the lens assembly and turn it clockwise until it is tight. Use care not to touch the bulb with your fingers or hands. 6. Plug in the electrical connector. 7. Put the headlamp lens assembly back into the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Daytime Running Lamps 1. Remove the headlamp lens assembly as mentioned.... 6. Put the new bulb into the bulb socket. Use care not to touch the bulb with your fingers or hands. A. Sidemarker Lamp B. Retainer Clip C. Front Turn Signal Lamp D. Daytime Running Lamp 7. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) and Cargo Lamp 1. Remove the screws and lift off the lamp assembly. A. Cargo Lamps B. Center High-Mounted Stoplamps 2. Remove the CHMSL bulb holder back plate from the housing by pressing the release tabs. 3. A CHMSL bulb is removed by pulling the bulb ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    Roof Marker Lamps 1. Remove the two screws and lift off the lens. The center roof marker lamps has six screws to remove. 4. If a CHMSL bulb is replaced, put the new bulb into the socket and press it in until it is tight. 5. If a cargo lamp is replaced, put a new cargo lamp bulb into the socket and...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    3. Put a new bulb into the socket and turn clockwise until it locks in place. 2. Turn the old bulb counterclockwise to remove it from the socket. 4. Reinstall the lens and tighten the screws. 6-48
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    Pickup Box Identification Lamps (Dual Rear Wheel Pickup Models) 1. Remove the screws and lamp assembly. 2. Unplug the lamp assembly harness. 3. Use a screwdriver to gently pry the individual lamp from the lamp housing. 4. Unplug the lamp at the connector. 5. Plug in a new lamp and snap it into the ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ...the socket and turn the socket clockwise into the taillamp housing until it clicks. 6. Reinstall the rear lamp assembly and tighten the screws. 7. Close the tailgate. 1. Using your hands, peel the rubber seal away from the lens. 2. Lift the lens off the lamp assembly. 3. Pull the old bulb straight ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Replacement blades come in different types and are removed in different ways. For proper type and length, see "Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts" in the Index. Here's how to remove the Shephard's Hook type. To replace the windshield wiper blade ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    ...the recommended pressure. Tire pressure should be checked when your tires are cold. Overinflated tires are more likely ... them. CAUTION: Poorly maintained and improperly used tires are dangerous. D Overloading your tires can... too much friction. You could have an air-out and a serious accident. See "...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ... (Continued) If your tires have too much air (overinflation), you can get the following: D Unusual... Also, check the tire pressure of the spare tire. How to Check Use a good quality pocket-type gage to check ... not. If your tires don't have enough air (underinflation), you can get the following: D Too...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    ... your vehicle has single rear wheels and the tread design for your front tires is the same as your rear tires, always use one of the correct rotation ... shown here when rotating your tires. If your vehicle has front tires with different tread designs (such as all season vs. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ... up. After the tires have been rotated, adjust the front and rear inflation pressures as shown on the ... the tread design for your front tires is the same as your rear tires, always use one of the... the tread design for your front tires is different from your rear tires, always use the correct rotation ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ...One way to tell when it's time for new tires is to check the treadwear indicators, which will appear when your tires ...a wheel, wheel bolt or wheel nut is replaced, check the wheel nut torque after 100, 1,...tire can overheat. An overheated tire can lose air suddenly or catch fire. You or others could ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ...properly, and you could have a crash. Using tires of different sizes may also cause damage to your vehicle. Be sure to use the same size and type tires on all wheels. CAUTION: If you use bias-ply tires on your vehicle,... could fail suddenly, causing a crash. Use only radial-ply tires with the wheels ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ... available on General Motors passenger cars and light trucks may vary with respect to these grades,...of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart significantly from ... grade assigned to this tire is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ...cracked, or badly rusted or corroded. If wheel nuts keep coming loose, the wheel, wheel bolts and wheel nuts should be replaced. If the wheel leaks air, replace it (except some aluminum wheels, which can sometimes be repaired). See your dealer if any of these conditions exist. Your dealer will know ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ...wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer calibration, headlamp aim, bumper height, vehicle ground clearance ... be dangerous. It could affect the braking and handling of your vehicle, make your tires lose air and make you lose...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ...must. Use chains that are the proper size for your tires. Install them on the tires of the rear axle. Don't use chains on the tires of the front axle. Tighten them as tightly as possible with the ends securely fastened. Drive slowly and follow the chain ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    ... if you breathe their fumes in a closed space. When you use anything from a container to clean your vehicle, be ... to clean your vehicle: Don't use any of these unless this manual says you can. In ... Bleach Reducing Agents Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle Use a vacuum cleaner often to get rid of ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ... cleaning, clean the entire area immediately or it will set. Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric 1....directions on the container label to form thick suds. 4. Use suds only and apply with a clean .... 5. As soon as you've cleaned the section, use a sponge to remove the suds. 6. Wipe cleaned ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ... a clean cloth. Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel Use only mild soap and water to ... your dealer for this product. Cleaning Interior Plastic Components Use only a mild soap and water solution ...cleaners may affect the surface finish. Cleaning Leather Use a soft cloth with lukewarm water and a ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    ...Appearance Care and Materials" in the Index. Don't use abrasive cleaners on glass, because they ... scraped off later. If abrasive cleaners are used on the inside of the rear window, an electric defogger ...Blades If the windshield is not clear after using the windshield washer, or if the wiper blade ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    ..."Appearance Care and Materials" in the Index. Don't use cleaning agents that are petroleum based, or that contain acid... gives more depth and gloss to the colored basecoat. Always use waxes and polishes that... possible. Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses Use only lukewarm or cold water, a soft cloth ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ...is all that is usually needed. However, you may use chrome polish on chrome or stainless steel trim... trim. To avoid damaging protective trim, never use auto or chrome polish, steam or caustic soap... similar to the painted surface of your vehicle. Don't use strong soaps, chemicals, abrasive polishes, ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ... are not covered. Finish Damage Any stone chips, fractures or deep scratches in the finish should be repaired...may develop into a major repair expense. Minor chips and scratches can be repaired with touch-up ...body and paint shop. Underbody Maintenance Chemicals used for ice and snow removal and dust ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ... cloth Removes tar, road oil and asphalt Use on chrome, stainless steel, nickel, copper and ... Removes dust, fingerprints and surface contaminants Removes light scratches and oxidation and protects finish Removes contaminants, blemishes and swirl marks * For exterior use only. ** Not recommended for ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ...code. This code will help you identify your engine, specifications and replacement parts. Service Parts Identification Label You'll find this...is: This is the legal identifier for your vehicle. It appears on a plate in the front corner of the instrument panel, on the driver's side. You can see it...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ... keep other components from working as they should. Your vehicle has an air bag system. Before attempting to add anything electrical to your vehicle, see "Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle" in the Index. Fuses and Circuit Breakers The wiring circuits in your vehicle are...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ...the fuse between your thumb and index finger and pull straight out. You may have spare fuses located behind the fuse block access door. These can be used to replace a bad fuse. However, make sure it is of the correct amperage. NAME L BODY LOCK DRV UNLOCK LOCK HVAC 1 Usage Retained Accessory Power ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ... CRUISE IGN 3 4WD CRANK INT PRK L DOOR BRAKE RR WIPER ILLUM SEAT TURN UNLOCK Usage ..., Sidemarker Lamps, Interior Lamps Power Door Lock Relay Anti-Lock Brake System Not Used Interior Lamps Power Seat ... Control System Windshield Wipers Ignition, Instrument Panel Air Bag Power Mirrors, Power Door Locks ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    ...INADV PWR CTSY LP CEL PHONE Usage Headliner Wiring Trailer Brake Wiring Power Seats Not Used Manual Transmission Clutch Switch Upfitter Parking Lamps (... Not Used Not Used (Relay) Not Used (Relay) Not Used Interior Lights Feed Courtesy Lamps Cellular Telephone Wiring Name ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    ... block. These are spare fuses and can be used accordingly. You can remove fuses with ... finger and pull straight out. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for more information ... electrical center is located on the driver's side of the engine compartment near the battery. Lift the cover ...
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  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    ...Name GLOW PLUG CUST FEED STUD #1 ABS IGN A AIR RAP #1 Usage Diesel Glow Plugs and Intake Air Heater Gasoline Accessory Power Accessory Power/Trailer Wiring...Power Door Locks, Power Seat(s) Ignition Switch Not Used Accessory Power/Trailer Wiring Brake Feed Spare Fuse IGN B RAP #2 STUD...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ...PCM Fuel Pump (Relay) Oxygen Sensors Fuel Heater, Glow Plug and Intake ...AUX PWR SEO 2 SEO 1 DRL A/C FOG LP FOG LP RADIO Usage Headlamps... (Relay) Heated Mirrors Left Headlamps Air Conditioning Cigarette Lighter, Auxiliary Power... Daytime Running Lamps A/C (Relay) Fog Lamps Fog Lamps (Relay) Audio System...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    ... Power Outlets Right Turn Signals Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Left Turn Signals Front Parking Lamps, Sidemarker Lamps Windshield Washer Pump Horn (Relay) Ignition Switch, Fuel Pump, PRND321 Display, Crank Not Used Exterior Lamps, Hazard Lamps Not ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    ...the refrigerant charge label under the hood for charge capacity information and requirements. Engine VORTEC 4300 VORTEC 4800 VORTEC 5300 VORTEC 6000 VORTEC 6600 VORTEC ...(1.52 mm) 0.060 inches (1.52 mm) Wheels and Tires Model C/K 1500 & C/K 2500 Tire Pressure Description 6 bolts (14mm) 8 bolts (14mm)...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    ... must be rechecked. See "Cooling System" in the Index. Engine VORTEC 4300 V6 VORTEC 4300 V6 ... V8 VORTEC 8100 V8 Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic Manual Automatic Automatic Automatic ... equipped with the optional engine oil cooler. ** Vehicles equipped with the optional air conditioner. 6-81
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    ... L) 34 U.S. gallons (128 L) 27 U.S. gallons (102 L) (front) 23 U.S. gallons (87 L) (rear) 24 U.S. gallons...L) (front) 23 U.S. gallons (87 L) (rear) 27 U.S. gallons (102 L) (front) 27 U.S. gallons (102 L) (... (68 L) (rear) 23 U.S. gallons (87 L) (front) [Oil filter should be changed at every oil change....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    ...refer to the body manufacturer's publications. VIN Code Oil Filter* Engine Air Cleaner/Filter* Passenger Compartment Air Filter Kit** PCV Valve* Spark Plug Fuel Filter* Wiper Blades...56.0 cm) (56.0 cm) [[ NGK [ A1518C high-capacity air cleaner filter may be substituted. 6-83
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    ... performance. 7-2 7-4 7-5 Introduction Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines 7-18 7-23 7-25 7-28 Part B: Owner Checks and Services Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Part D: Recommended Fluids and...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    .... Improper vehicle maintenance can even affect the quality of the air we breathe. Improper fluid levels or the ...and Owner Assistance booklet or your dealer for details. Maintenance intervals, checks, inspections and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ... to have done and how often. Some of these services can be complex, so unless you are ... service department or another qualified service center do these jobs. "Part B: Owner Checks and Services" ... maintained. These products, or their equivalents, should be used whether you do the work yourself or ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    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 Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    ... the completion of the vehicle's useful life. We, however, urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at ... and the maintenance be recorded. + A good time to check your brakes is during tire rotation. See "Brake System Inspection" under "Periodic Maintenance Inspections" in ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    ..., ball joints, steering linkage, transmission shift linkage, transfer case shift linkage, parking brake cable guides, and brake front axle. Ball joints should not be lubricated unless their temperature is 10_F (-12_C) or higher, or ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines 7-7
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    Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines 7-8
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    ... and Lubricants" in the Index for the proper fluid to use. Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid ... 000 km) j If Equipped: Replace passenger compartment air filter. If you drive regularly under dusty conditions, the filter may require replacement more often. j Check rear/front axle fluid ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines 22,500 Miles (37 500 km) j Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check ... SERVICED BY: If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, change the fluid and filter every 50,000 miles (83 000...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    ... under dusty conditions, the filter may require replacement more often. j Check rear/front axle fluid ... ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 37,500 Miles (62 500 km) j Check rear/front axle fluid level and add ... dusty conditions, the filter may require replacement more often. j Check rear/front axle fluid ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    ... service. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: Except Allison Transmission: If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, change the fluid and filter at 100,000...Only: Change transfer case fluid. 52,500 Miles (87 500 km) j Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 438
    Scheduled Maintenance -- Gasoline Engines j If Equipped: Replace passenger compartment air filter. If you drive regularly under dusty conditions, the filter may require replacement more often. j Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 439
    ... -- Gasoline Engines 67,500 Miles (112 500 km) j Check rear/front axle fluid level ... (125 000 km) j If Equipped: Replace passenger compartment air filter. If you drive regularly under dusty conditions, the filter may require replacement more often. j Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 440
    ...Gasoline Engines 82,500 Miles (137 500 km) j Check rear/front axle ...) j If Equipped: Replace passenger compartment air filter. If you drive regularly ... conditions, the filter may require replacement more often. j Check rear/front axle... SERVICED BY: 97,500 Miles (162 500 km) j Check rear/front axle...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 441
    ... plugs. An Emission Control Service. j Change automatic transmission fluid and filter if the vehicle's ...as found in taxi, police or delivery service. j If you haven't used your vehicle under severe ... changed your automatic transmission fluid, change both the fluid and filter. j Automatic Transfer ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 442
    ... since last service, j whichever occurs first). See "Engine Coolant" in the Index for what to use. Inspect hoses.... pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. Change five-speed manual transmission fluid (with 4300 V6 ... km) j 6000 V8 Engine Only: Change five-speed manual transmission fluid. DATE ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 443
    ... they are the proper ones, as shown in Part D. Engine Coolant Level Check Check the engine coolant level and add DEX-COOLR ... is important for you or a service station attendant to perform these underhood checks at each fuel fill. Engine Oil Level Check Check the engine oil level and add the proper ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 444
    ... If it moves, use the wheel wrench/ratchet to tighten the cable. See "Storing the Spare Tire and Tools" in the Index. Engine Air Cleaner Filter Restriction Indicator Check Your vehicle has an indicator located on the air cleaner in the...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 445
    ...Fluids and Lubricants" in the Index. Manual Transmission Check Check the transmission fluid level; add if needed. See "Manual Transmission Fluid" in the Index. Check for leaks. A fluid leak ... "Automatic Transmission Fluid" in the Index. A fluid loss may indicate a problem. Check the system ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 446
    ... regular brake. See "Parking Brake" in the Index if necessary. NOTE: Do not use the... ready to apply the regular brake immediately if the vehicle begins to move. 3. With the engine off, turn the... position, but don't start the engine. Without applying the regular brake, try to move the shift lever...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 447
    .... Do this until the vehicle is held by the parking brake only. ability: With the engine running, shift to PARK (P). ... sure there is room in front of your vehicle in case it begins to roll. Be ready to apply the regular brake at once should the vehicle begin to move. At least every spring, use plain ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 448
    ... procedures to perform these services may be found in a service manual. See "Service and Owner ...; replace as needed. Clean the outside of the radiator and air conditioning condenser. To help ensure proper ... year. Steering and Suspension Inspection Inspect the front and rear suspension and steering ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 449
    .... Brake System Inspection Inspect the complete system. Inspect brake lines and hoses for proper hook-up, ... driving habits or conditions result in frequent braking. Transfer Case and Front Axle (Four-Wheel Drive) ... Every 12 months or at engine oil change intervals, check front axle and transfer case ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 450
    ...or HavolineR DEX-COOLR Coolant. See "Engine Coolant" in the Index. Delco Supreme 11R Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 12377967 or equivalent DOT...Transmission Fluid (GM Part No. 12345349 or equivalent). Engine Coolant Hydraulic Brake System TranSynd Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 451
    ...meeting requirements of NLGI # 2, Category LB or GC-LB. Manual Transfer Case Automatic Transfer Case Front Axle Propshaft Spline or One-Piece Propshaft Spline (Two-Wheel Drive with Auto. Trans.) Chassis Lubrication Front Axle SAE 80W-90 Axle Lubricant (GM Part No....
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 452
    USAGE Rear Driveline Center Spline FLUID/LUBRICANT Chassis Lubricant (GM Part No. 12377985 or equivalent) or lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI # 2, Category LB or GC-LB. USAGE Body Door Hinge Pins, Tailgate Hinge and Linkage, Folding Seat and Fuel Door Hinge Tailgate Handle Pivot Points, ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 453
    Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in the boxes provided after the maintenance interval. Any additional information from "Owner Checks and Services" or "Periodic ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 454
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-29
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    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-30
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 456
    Section 8 Customer Assistance Information Here you will find out how to contact Chevrolet if you... assistance. This section also tells you how to obtain service publications and how to report any safety ...Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users Customer Assistance Offices GM Mobility Program ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 457
    ... transaction or the operation of your vehicle will be resolved by your dealer's sales or service departments. Sometimes, however, despite the best intentions of ... at that level. If the matter has already been reviewed with the sales, service or parts manager, contact the owner of the dealership or ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 458
    ...222-1020. In Canada, contact GM of Canada Customer Communication Centre in Oshawa by calling 1-800-... have the following information available to give the Customer Assistance Representative: When contacting Chevrolet, please..., you should file with the GM/BBB Auto Line Program to enforce any additional...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 459
    ... the BBB using the toll-free telephone number or write them at the following address: BBB Auto Line Council...Telephone (TTY) Users To assist customers who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired and who use Text Telephones (TTYs), Chevrolet has TTY equipment available at its Customer Assistance ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 460
    ...can reimburse you up to $1,000 toward aftermarket driver or passenger adaptive equipment you....). Canada General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre, 163-005 1908... U.S. Virgin Islands) General Motors de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. Customer Assistance Center Paseo de la Reforma # 2740...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 461
    ... announce the establishment of the Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Center. As the owner of a 2001 Chevrolet, membership in Roadside Assistance is free. Roadside Assistance ... provide you over-the-phone roadside assistance with minor mechanical problems. (i.e., wrecker services, locksmith/key service, ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 462
    ...by the Bumper-to-Bumper New Vehicle Limited Warranty to eligible purchasers of 2001 Chevrolet passenger cars and light duty trucks. (Please see your ... Courtesy Care is available to retail and retail lease customers operating 2001 and newer Chevrolet vehicles for a period of...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 463
    ... our participating dealers are proud to offer Courtesy Transportation, a customer support program for new vehicles. The Courtesy Transportation program is offered to retail purchase/lease customers in conjunction with the Bumper-to-Bumper coverage provided by the New Vehicle Limited ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 464
    ... up to a maximum of $30.00 per day supported by receipts. This requires that you sign and complete...and all program options, such as shuttle service, may not be available at every dealer....Program Information Courtesy Transportation is available during the Bumper-to-Bumper warranty coverage period, but ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 465
    ... to notifying General Motors. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it .... However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General Motors. To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-800-424-...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 466
    ...800-263-7854 (French). Or, write: General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre, 163-005 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa,...in Canada is 1-800-668-5539. Service manuals may be purchased from Helm Incorporated using the ordering information on the following pages. Please note that prices ...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 467
    ... below.) CURRENT PUBLICATIONS FOR 2001 CHEVROLET SERVICE MANUALS Service Manuals have the diagnosis ..., transmission, axle, suspension, brakes, electrical, steering, body, etc. RETAIL SELL PRICE... on unit repair service procedures, adjustments and specifications for the 2001 GM transmissions, transaxles...
  • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 468
    ... be applied against the original order. VEHICLE MODEL NAME YEAR 2001 2001 2001 2001 QTY. PRICE EACH* $120.00 $50.00 $20.00 $15.00 TOTAL PRICE 2 0 0 1 G M S H I P T O PUBLICATION FORM NUMBER ITEM DESCRIPTION Service Manual Car & Light Truck Transmission Unit Repair Owner's Manual In Portfolio ...



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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup Manual