2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner's Manual

2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Manual

2002 Chevrolet Cavalier manual table of contents:

  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 1
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    2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner's Manual Litho in U.S.A. Part Number 22673533 A First Edition ECopyright General Motors Corporation 06/06/01 All Rights Reserved i
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    We support voluntary technician certification. GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem and the name CAVALIER are registered trademarks of General ... you sell the vehicle, please leave this manual in it so the new owner can use it. For Canadian Owners Who ...
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    How to Use this Manual Many people read their owner's manual from beginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle. ... this happen." Safety Warnings and Symbols You will find a number of safety cautions in this book. We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell you about things that could ...
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    ... your vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered by your warranty, and it could ...labels on your vehicle. They use the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE. D D D D "Engine Compartment Overview"...Comfort Controls" "Audio Systems" Also see "Warning Lights and Gages" in the Index. iv
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    These are some examples of vehicle symbols you may find on your vehicle: v
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    ... Restraint Systems Here you'll find information about the seats in your vehicle and how to use your safety belts properly. You can also learn about... Wear Safety Belts Properly Driver Position Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Right Front Passenger Position Supplemental Restraint...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ...control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is moving....want to. Adjust the driver's seat only when the vehicle is not moving. Lift the lever located on the front ...your body, to make sure the seat is locked into place. Your vehicle will be equipped with one...
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    If your vehicle is not equipped with easy entry seats, your passenger seat adjuster looks like... seat with your body, to make sure the seat is locked into place. If your vehicle is equipped with easy ...the lever. Then try to move the seat with your body, to make sure the seat is locked into place. 1-3
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    ... seat and move the seatback to where you want it. Release the lever and push rearward on the seatback to make sure it is locked. Pull up on the lever without pushing on the seatback and the seatback will go to an upright position. But don't have a seatback reclined if your vehicle is moving. 1-4
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    .... Even if you buckle up, your safety belts can't do their job when you're reclined...body. Instead, it will be in front of you. In a crash you could go into it, receiving neck or other injuries. The lap belt can't do ... the belt could go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ... front seatback folds forward to let people get into the back seat. To fold a front seatback forward,...sitting there could be injured. After you've used it, be sure to push rearward on an easy entry seat ... seatback to its original position after someone gets into the rear seat area. 4. Then move the ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    Rear Seats Folding the Rear Seat To return the seat to its upright position, push the seatback up to its original latched position. To fold down the rear seat, pull forward on the seat tab to unlatch the seatback. Check to ensure the seatback is in its original position and securely latched by ...
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    Safety Belts: They're for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells you some things you should not do...belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a safety belt properly. CAUTION: Don't let anyone ride where he...
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    ... hurt or killed. After more than 30 years of safety belts in vehicles, the facts are clear. In most crashes buckling up does matter ...a lot! Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it's just a seat on wheels. 1-9
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    Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. 1-10
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    The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... or the instrument panel ... 1-11
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ... A: You could be -- whether you're wearing a safety belt or not. But you can unbuckle a safety belt... are supplemental systems only; so they work with safety belts -- not instead of them. Every air bag system ever offered for sale has required the use of safety belts. Even if you're in a vehicle...
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    ... far from home, why should I wear safety belts? You may be an excellent driver, but if ... belts are for everyone. How to Wear Safety Belts Properly Adults This part is only for people of adult size. ... aware that there are special things to know about safety belts and children. And there are different ...
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    ... belt may lock if you pull the belt across you very quickly. If this happens, let the belt go back slightly to unlock it. Then pull the belt across you more slowly. 4. Push the latch plate into the buckle until...latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt isn't long enough, see "Safety ...
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    ...buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder belt. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the... or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt ...
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    ... the adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. After you move the adjuster to where ... make sure it has locked into position. Adjust the height so that the shoulder portion of the belt is centered on your shoulder. The belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off ...
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    ...? CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won't give nearly as much protection this way. 1-17
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    ... 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 into the buckle nearest you. A: The belt is buckled in the wrong ...
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    ...? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move too far ... could also severely injure internal organs like your liver or spleen. A: The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. It should be worn over the shoulder at all times. 1-19
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    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....
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    Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. Like... the belt, just push the button on the buckle. The belt should go back out of the way. Before you close ... you slam the door on it, you can damage both the belt and your vehicle. A pregnant woman should wear...
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    ... past. Everyone in your vehicle should wear a safety belt properly -- whether or not there's an air bag for that person. Right ... the child restraint locking feature. If this happens, just let the belt go back all the way and start again. Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) This part explains the ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ... bags plus lap-shoulder belts offer the best protection for adults, but not for young CAUTION: (Continued) There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, ... bag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See "Air Bag Readiness...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    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. 1-24
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    ... bag, the bag might not inflate properly or it might force the object into that person causing severe... and don't attach or put anything on the steering wheel hub or on or near any other air bag... deform, such as a parked car, the threshold level will be higher. The air bag is not designed to inflate ...
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    ... related hardware are all part of the air bag modules inside the steering wheel and in the instrument panel ... near-frontal collisions, even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or the instrument panel. ...a short time. The parts of the bag that come into contact with you may be warm, but not ...
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    ... air bag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace .... You may have to replace the air bag module in the steering wheel or both the air bag module and the ... the system commands air bag inflation and driver's safety belt usage at deployment. 1-27
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    ...your vehicle. Your dealer and the service manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the air bag system. To purchase a service manual, see "Service and Owner Publications" in... can strike others in the vehicle who are wearing safety belts. Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ...the windows have lap-shoulder belts. Here's how to wear one properly. 2. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. If the belt stops before it reaches the... on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt is not long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... 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 ... serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. 1-30
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ...s a sudden stop or a crash, or 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 shoulder belt should fit against your body. To unlatch ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ...have outgrown child restraints and for smaller adults, the comfort guides may be installed on the shoulder belts. Here's how to install a comfort guide and use the safety belt: 1. Pull the elastic cord out from between the edge of the seatback and the interior body ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ...The elastic cord must be under the belt. Then, place the guide over the belt, and insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide. 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide ...
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    To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can take them out of the guides.... cord exposed. Center Passenger Position 4. Buckle, position and release the safety belt as described in "Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions" earlier in this section....
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ...the belt shorter, pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug. When you sit in the center seating position, you... and release it the same way as the lap part of a lap-shoulder belt. If the belt isn't long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" at the end of this section. Make sure the release ...
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    ...nor the age and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In fact, the law in every state in the ... they should have the protection provided by the appropriate restraint. Young children should not use the vehicle's safety belts, unless there is no other choice. ...
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    ... or killed. Air bags plus lap-shoulder belts offer outstanding protection for adults and older children, but not for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its air bag system is designed for them. Young children...
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    ... whether or not the restraint will be compatible with the motor vehicle in which it will be used. For most basic types of child restraints, there are ... models available. When purchasing a child restraint, be sure it is designed to be used in a motor vehicle. If it is, the restraint will have a label ...
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    ... hip bones are still so small that the vehicle's regular safety belt may not remain low on the hip bones, as it should. ... child restraints. 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 ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    A rear-facing infant seat (B) provides restraint with the seating surface against the back of the infant. The harness system holds the infant in place and, in a crash, acts to keep the infant positioned in the restraint. A forward-facing child seat (C-E) provides restraint for the child's body ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... work? A child restraint system is any device designed for use in a motor vehicle to restrain, seat, or position children. A ...portable one, which is purchased by the vehicle's owner. For many years, add-on child restraints have used the adult belt system in the vehicle. To help reduce the chance of...
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    ... standards. Then follow the instructions for the restraint. You may find these instructions on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both. These restraints use the belt system in your vehicle, but the child also has to be secured within the ...
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    .... Some top strap-equipped child restraints are designed for use with or without the top strap being anchored. Others require the .... If yours requires that the top strap be anchored, don't use the restraint unless it is anchored properly. If the child restraint does not have a top strap, one can be ...
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    ... in a Rear Outside Seat Position You'll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child ... and shoulder portions of the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 1-44
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    Tilt the latch plate to adjust the belt if needed. If the shoulder belt goes in front of the child's face or neck, put it behind the child restraint. 3. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 1-45
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    ... the shoulder belt while you push down on the child restraint. If you're using a forward-... may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 5. ... is secure. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let it go back all...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ...a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position You'll be using the lap belt. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure.... 3. Run the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. ...
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    ... pull its free end while you push down on the child restraint. If you're using a forward-facing child restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 6. Push and pull the child restraint ...
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    ...-facing child restraint in the right front seat. You'll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child...and shoulder portions of the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. If...
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    4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 5. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 1-50
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    ...the belt, feed the shoulder belt back into the retractor while you push down on the child restraint....may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 7.... secure. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let it go back...
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    ... and get the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide. The shoulder belt should not cross the face or neck. The ... 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 ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... 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 ...
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    ...is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the belt in this way, in a crash the child might slide under ...the hips, just touching the child's thighs. This applies belt force to the child's pelvic bones in a crash. ...
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    ...have safety belt or seat parts repaired or replaced. New parts and repairs may be necessary even if the belt wasn't being used at the time of the collision. If an air bag inflates, you'll need to replace air bag system parts. See the part ...
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    ... Engine Exhaust Running Your Engine While You're Parked (Automatic Transaxle) Tilt Wheel (If Equipped) Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever Exterior Lamps Interior Lamps ...) The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System Instrument Panel Cluster Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators 2-1
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... or even death from heat stroke. Never leave a child alone in a vehicle, especially with the windows closed in warm or hot weather. Manual Windows On a vehicle with manual windows, use the window crank to open and close each window. 2-2
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... can be opened to the desired position by pressing the rear of the switch to the first detent. To use the auto-down feature, press the rear of the switch all the way down. The window will continue going down until fully opened. To stop the window while it is lowering, ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    Keys CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don't leave the keys in a vehicle with children. 2-4
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    One key is used for the ignition, the doors and all other locks. If you need a new key, contact your Chevrolet dealer who can obtain the correct key code... But you can have a lot of trouble getting into your vehicle if you ... your key, you'll be able to have a new one made easily using the tag. ...
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    ...doors aren't locked. So, wear safety belts properly and lock the doors whenever you drive. D Young children who get into unlocked vehicles may be unable to get... to lock and unlock your vehicle. Use your key to lock and unlock... entry system, you can also use it to lock and unlock your vehicle...
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    ... won't lock (or unlock) all of the doors -- that's a safety feature. To Use One of These Locks 1. Use a key to move the lock all the way up. 2. Close the door. 3. Do the same thing... rear door lock. The rear doors on your vehicle cannot be opened from the inside when this feature is in use....
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    ...door from the inside and open the door from the outside. 2. Use a key to move the lock all the way ...trunk from about 3 feet (1 m) up to 30 feet (9 m) away using the remote keyless entry transmitter supplied... illuminates the interior lamps for a set period of time. Also, a content theft security system...
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    ...cause undesired operation of the device. Changes or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment. At times you may notice a decrease in range. This is normal for any remote ...
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    ... on the transmitter is pressed, as long as the trunk lockout is not engaged. You can open the trunk ... alternately when the panic button is pressed. This can be turned off by pressing the panic button again..., the headlamps will flash once, the interior lamps will turn off, and the vehicle content theft...
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    ... on which keyless entry transmitter you use to unlock the doors. The radio will recall all ... setting changes will be assigned to the transmitter last used to unlock the doors. This feature can be disabled by... information. Battery Replacement Under normal use, the battery in your remote keyless entry ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ...in the transmitter: 1. Use a coin or similar object to separate the bottom half from the top half of the transmitter. 2. Remove the battery... positive side of the battery faces down. For battery replacement, use a three-volt battery, type CR2032, or equivalent. 3. Read the instructions inside the case...
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    ... outside, insert the key and turn the trunk lock cylinder or use the remote keyless entry transmitter ... ensure it fully latches. Although you may use one hand to unlock the trunk, it is recommended that two hands on the upper surface be used to close the trunk. CAUTION: It can be dangerous to drive ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ...sure the remote trunk release lockout feature is not activated. Also, the remote trunk release ...OFF. When the lockout is on, the remote trunk release button will not release the trunk lid. However, the trunk lid can still be opened with the key, but not with the keyless entry transmitter (if equipped...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ...dealer. This kit includes: D a modified trunk latch, D a lighted release handle, and D seatback tethers ...information. NOTICE: The trunk release handle was not designed to be used to tie down the trunk lid ... point when securing items in the trunk. Improper use of the trunk release handle could damage...
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    ... in some cities. Although your vehicle has a number of theft-deterrent features, we know that nothing ... ways you can help. Parking at Night Park in a lighted spot, close all windows and lock your... and take it with you. Always do this. Your steering wheel will be locked, and so will your ignition. If ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... The THEFT SYSTEM light will stop flashing. If the system is armed, turning the key to START will also disarm the system. If the system is armed and the trunk is opened using the trunk... is armed, opening any door or trunk, or using a wrong key to start the vehicle will cause a pre-alarm chirp...
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    ...ignition position following an engine start. If the engine stalls and the THEFT SYSTEM light flashes, ... until the light stops flashing before trying to restart the engine. Remember to release the key from START as soon as the engine starts. If the engine is running and the THEFT SYSTEM light comes on...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ...500 miles (805 km). Don’t make full-throttle starts. D Avoid making hard stops for the first 200 miles (322 km) or so. During this time your new brake linings aren’t yet broken ...wear and earlier replacement. Follow this breaking-in guideline every time you get new brake linings. D Donମ.
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    ... the correct key; if so, is it all the way in? If it is, then turn the steering wheel left and right while you turn the key hard... of this works, then your vehicle needs service. C (OFF): This position unlocks the steering wheel, ignition and transaxle, but does not send power to any accessories. Use ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ...stays in RUN when the engine is running. But even when the engine is not running, you can use RUN to operate your electrical accessories, and to display some instrument panel warning lights. E (START): This position starts the engine. When the engine starts, release the key. The ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... 10 minutes or until the driver's door is opened. Starting Your Engine Automatic Transaxle Move your shift lever to PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). Your engine won't start in any other position -- that's a...the floor and start the engine. Your vehicle won't start if the clutch pedal is not all ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... pedal, turn your ignition key to START. When the engine starts, let go of the key. The idle speed will go ... engine gets warm. 3. If your engine still won't start (or starts but then stops), it ...doesn't start, wait about 15 seconds and try again to start the engine by turning the ignition key to ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... pedal, turn your ignition key to START. When the engine starts, let go of the key. The idle speed will go down ...of the way down while you turn the key to START. Do this until the engine starts. As soon as it does, let go of the key. 3. If your engine still won't start (or starts but then stops), ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... weather, 0_F (-18_C) or colder, the engine coolant heater can help. You'll get easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm-up. Usually, the ...a minimum of four hours prior to starting your vehicle. At temperatures above 32_F (0_C), use of the coolant heater is not ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    To Use the Engine Coolant Heater 1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open the hood and unwrap the electrical cord. On vehicles with a ...the engine coolant surge tank on the passenger's side. 3. Plug it into a normal, grounded 110-volt AC outlet. 4. Before starting the engine, be sure to unplug and store the...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... automatic transaxle. See "Forward Gears" later in this section. PARK (P): This position locks your front wheels. It's the best position to use when you start your engine because your vehicle can't move easily. CAUTION: (Continued) You...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... Snow" in the Index. NEUTRAL (N): In this position, your engine doesn't connect with the wheels. To restart when you're already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only. Also, use NEUTRAL (N) when your vehicle is being towed. Shifting out of PARK (P) or...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ..., but then you would also want to use your brakes off and on. D Going about 35 mph (55 km/h), push your THIRD (3): This position is also used for normal ... can damage your transaxle. Use AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (D) or THIRD (3) as much as possible. Don't shift into SECOND (2) unless you ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... Operation Five-Speed This is your shift pattern. NOTICE: If your front wheels can't turn, don't try to drive. This might happen ... overheat and damage the transaxle. Use your brakes or shift into PARK (P) to hold your ... pedal. You can shift into FIRST (1) when you're going less than 20 ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... the vehicle stops, press the clutch pedal and the brake pedal, and shift to NEUTRAL (N). NEUTRAL (N): Use this position when you start or idle your engine. REVERSE (R): To back up, press down the clutch pedal, lift up the ring on the shift ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    Shift Speeds Up-Shift Light (Manual Transaxle) If you have a manual transaxle, you may have ...when the light comes on. While you accelerate, it is normal for the light to go on and off if you quickly change the position of the accelerator. Ignore the light when you downshift. CAUTION: If you skip a ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... parking brake lever. If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will come on. To release the parking brake, hold the brake pedal down. Pull the parking brake lever... to remind you to release the parking brake. NOTICE: Manual shown, Automatic similar The parking brake lever ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transaxle Only) CAUTION: It can be dangerous to get out of ..., even when you're on fairly level ground, use the steps that follow. If you're pulling a...and set the parking brake. 2. Move the shift lever into the PARK (P) position like this: D Hold in the button on ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... you don't shift your transaxle into PARK (P) properly, the weight of the vehicle may put too ... driver's seat. To find out how, see "Shifting Into PARK (P)" in the Index. When you are ready to drive, ... vehicle with the engine running. Your vehicle could move suddenly if the shift lever is not ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... 2. Apply and hold the brake until the end of Step 4. 3. Shift to NEUTRAL (N). 4. Start the vehicle and then shift to the drive gear you want. 5. Have... pedal pressed in, you can turn the ignition key to OFF, remove the key and release the clutch. See "Manual Transaxle Operation" in the Index. 2-...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    Parking Over Things That Burn Engine Exhaust CAUTION: Engine exhaust can kill. It contains ... modified improperly. If you ever suspect exhaust is coming into your vehicle: D Drive it only with all the windows ...: Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust parts under your vehicle and ignite. Don't ...
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    ...the Index. CAUTION: Idling the engine with the climate control system off could allow dangerous exhaust into your vehicle. See the earlier Caution under "Engine Exhaust." Also, ...Horn You can sound the horn by pressing the center of your steering wheel near the horn symbols. 2-38
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... lever that allows you to tilt the steering wheel is located on the left side of the steering column. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever The lever on...wheel to a comfortable position and release the lever to lock the wheel in place. D D D D Turn and Lane-Change Signals Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... burned out and other drivers won't see your turn signal. Flash-to-Pass This feature lets you use your high-beam headlamps to signal a driver in front of you that you want to pass. To use it, pull the turn signal/multifunction lever toward you until the high-beam ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... interval between wipes. This can be very useful. Move the stalk to DELAY, then turn the inner band and ...your vehicle is equipped with fixed delay, you can use this function by moving the stalk to DELAY. Remember that ...clear ice and snow from the wiper blades before using them. If they're frozen to ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... stalk with the wiper symbol on it toward you one time. When you release the stalk, the washers will stop. ... either stop or will resume the speed you were using before. Cruise Control (If Equipped) CAUTION: In freezing weather, don't use your washer until the windshield is warmed. Otherwise the ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ...traction can cause needless wheel spinning, and you could lose control. Don't use cruise control on ...on when you're not using cruise, you might hit a button and go into cruise when you don't want to. ... road conditions allow you to safely use it again, you may turn the cruise control back on. 2....
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... hold the switch at R/A. Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control There are two ways to go to a higher speed: D Move the cruise control ... amounts, briefly press the button. Each time you do this, you'll go about 1 mph (1.6 km/h) slower. D Use the accelerator pedal to get to a higher speed. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ...cruise control. Many drivers find this to be too much trouble and don't use cruise control on steep hills. Ending Cruise Control There are several ... control set speed memory is erased. The exterior lamp band on the turn signal/multifunction lever controls the exterior lamps. 2-45...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... in daylight when the following conditions are met: D Sidemarker Lamps D Taillamps D Instrument Panel Lights (Headlamps): Turning the band to this position turns on the headlamps, together with the previously listed lamps and lights. Lamps On Reminder If you open ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... panel cluster will come on when the DRL are on. Fog Lamps (If Equipped) Use your fog lamps for better vision in foggy or misty ... fog lamps on. Push the top of the button again to turn the fog lamps off. When using fog lamps, the parking lamps or low-beam headlamps must be on. A light on the button ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... lamps inside your vehicle will go on. In addition, if your vehicle is equipped with remote keyless entry, the light will come on when the remote keyless entry UNLOCK button is ... its button. Map Lamps (If Equipped) Turn the thumbwheel up to brighten the lights or down to dim them. Turn the ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... off after 20 minutes. This will avoid draining the battery. This system does not protect against leaving on the headlamps or parking lamps. To reactivate ... lamps behind you, move the lever toward you to the night position. Manual Remote Control Mirror The outside rearview mirror should be adjusted ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ...) look farther away than they really are. If you cut too sharply into the right lane, you could hit a vehicle on your right. Check your inside mirror or glance over your shoulder before changing lanes. Turn the control clockwise or counterclockwise to choose the mirror you want to adjust. Then move...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    Breakaway Mirrors If the mirror control lever is unable to operate the mirror adjustment, you can reset the adjustment lever on the driver's side mirror only, by following these steps: 1. Roll down the driver's door window. 2. Fold the mirror toward the front of the vehicle. Hold the mirror in...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... can help keep them from falling over during sharp turns or quick starts and stops. Unclip a corner of the convenience net to fit larger objects behind the net,... unhook the net so that it will lie flat when you're not using it. Center Console Cupholders There are two cupholders ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter (If Equipped) To use the lighter, just push it in all the way and let go. When it's ready, it will pop .... The ashtray can be placed in the rear cupholder for the rear seat passengers to use. Sun Visors To block out glare, you can swing down ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ...located on the lower console on the passenger's side. To use the outlet, remove the cover. When not in use, always cover the outlet with ... adding electrical equipment, be sure to follow the installation instructions included with the equipment. NOTICE: When using the accessory power outlet: D The ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    Sunroof (If Equipped) With the ignition on, press and release the rear of the switch and the glass ...open to the vent position. Open the sunshade by hand when using the vent position. Press and release ...panel. The sunshade can only be closed by hand. The sunroof glass panel cannot be opened or closed ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System 2-56
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... Button (If Equipped) B. Instrument Panel Brightness Control C. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever D. Instrument Panel Cluster E. Hazard Warning Flashers Switch F. ...Trunk Release Button M. Hood Release Lever N. Tilt Steering Wheel Lever (If Equipped) O. Parking Brake Lever P. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... Your instrument panel cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You'll know how fast you're going, about how much fuel is left in the tank, and many other things you'll need to drive safely and economically. United States Cluster shown, Canada similar 2-58...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ...far your vehicle has been driven, in either miles (used in the United States) or kilometers (used in Canada). Your odometer can be seen when the vehicle is running. To view it when the ignition is off.... The display will remain on for five seconds after the last time the reset button is pressed. 2-59...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... vehicle. The pictures will help you locate them. Warning lights and gages can signal that something is wrong before it becomes serious enough...functions. As you will see in the details on the next few pages, some warning lights come on briefly when you start the engine just to let you know they're ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... functions. Often gages and warning lights work together to let you know when there's a problem with your vehicle. When one of the warning lights comes on and stays on when ...please get to know your warning lights and gages. They're a big help. Safety Belt Reminder Light When ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... air bag system, see "Air Bag" in the Index. This light will come on when you start your vehicle, and it will flash for a few seconds. Then the light should go out. This ... is ready. If the air bag readiness light stays on after you start the vehicle or comes on when you are driving, ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ...radio and air conditioner. Brake System Warning Light Your vehicle’s hydraulic brake system is divided into two parts. If one part isnମ. braking, though, you need both parts working well. If the warning light comes on, there is a brake problem. Have your brake system...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ...System Warning Light With the anti-lock brake system, the light will come on when your engine is started ...your vehicle needs service. If the regular brake system warning light isn't on, you ..., have the vehicle towed for service. When the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will also come ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... with your Enhanced Traction System and your vehicle may need service. When this warning light is on, the system will not limit wheel spin. Adjust your driving accordingly. The Enhanced Traction System warning light may come on for the following reasons: D ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... When your Enhanced Traction System is limiting wheel spin, this light will come on. Slippery road conditions may exist...driving accordingly. The light will stay on for a few seconds after the Enhanced Traction System stops limiting wheel spin. The Enhanced Traction System active light also comes on ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    Low Coolant Warning Light This light comes on briefly when you turn your ignition on. Malfunction Indicator Lamp ... to produce a cleaner environment. The CHECK ENGINE light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will be indicated by the system before ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ...lead to costly repairs that may not be covered by your warranty. This light should come on, as a check ... it is working, when the ignition is on and the engine is not running. If the light doesn't come on, have... ENGINE light to come on. Modifications to these systems could lead to costly repairs not...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... by considering the following: Did you recently put fuel into your vehicle? If so, reinstall the fuel cap, ... will allow fuel to evaporate into the atmosphere. A few driving trips with the cap properly installed should turn the light off. Did you just drive through a deep puddle of water? If so, your ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ...cause your engine not to run as efficiently as designed. You may notice this as stalling after start-up,... brand you use. It will require at least one full tank of the proper fuel to turn the light off.... not pass this inspection if the CHECK ENGINE light is on or not working properly. Your vehicle will...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... you have a low engine oil pressure problem, this light will stay on after you start your engine, or come on when you are driving. This indicates that your ... and have your vehicle serviced. D When the ignition is on but the engine is not running, the light will come on as a test to ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... Light This light will come on briefly when you turn on the ignition. PasslockR Warning Light United States It will stay on or come on if it detects a problem on the vehicle. If this... you turn the key to START. If the light flashes, the Passlock system has entered a tamper mode. If ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ..."Manual Transaxle" in the Index. Check Gages Light United States United States Only Canada This light will come on briefly when you are starting the engine. If it comes on and stays on while you are driving, check your various gages to see ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... that some owners ask about. None of these show a problem with your fuel gage: D At the service station, the gas pump shuts off before the gage reads full. ... you have left. When the indicator nears empty, the CHECK GAGES light will come on. You still have about 1.5 gallons (5.7 L) of...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems In this section, you'll find out how to operate the comfort control and audio systems offered with your vehicle. Be sure to read about the particular systems supplied with your vehicle. 3-2 3-4 3-4 3-4 3-5 3-6 3-7 3-7 3-7 3-8 3-11 Comfort Controls Air ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ...left knob selects the force of air you want. Turn the knob clockwise to increase fan speed and counterclockwise to decrease fan speed. To turn the fan off, turn the mode knob all the ... changes the temperature of the air coming through the system. Turn this knob toward red (clockwise) for warmer air....
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    (Maximum): For maximum cooling use this setting to recirculate much of the air inside your vehicle and send it through ... press the button to run the compressor in maximum or defrost. It is normal for the A/C indicator light to come on while in defrost. Running the compressor will help reduce vehicle ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ...way in the blue area. If this setting is used for long periods of time, the air in your vehicle ... body, but your lower body may not be warm enough. You can ... your vehicle has an engine coolant heater, you can use it to help your... warms the coolant your engine and heating system use to provide heat. See...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... highest setting. To defog the side windows while using the air conditioner, set the right control to ... center vents. The rear window defogger uses a warming grid to remove fog from the rear window. ... turn the defogger on. It will turn itself off after about 10 minutes. NOTICE: Don't use a razor ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    Ventilation System For mild outside temperatures when little heating or cooling is needed, use vent to direct outside air through your vehicle. Your ... Your vehicle's flow-through ventilation system supplies outside air into the vehicle when it is moving. Outside air will also enter the vehicle when...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ...sure you're getting the most out of the advanced engineering that went into it. Your vehicle has a feature called Retained Accessory Power (RAP). With RAP... UPDATED and the clock symbol appear on the display. If the time is not available from the station, NO UPDAT will appear...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ...arrows again to stop scanning. The radio will scan to stations with a strong signal only. To scan preset stations, press and hold one ... frequency is displayed. The radio will scan preset stations with a strong signal only. Playing the Radio PWR (Power): Press this knob to turn the system on and off....
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... arrow to decrease bass. B and a negative number will appear on the display. B and a zero will appear ...up arrow to increase treble. T and a positive number will appear on the display. Press and hold... arrow to decrease treble. T and a negative number will appear on the display. T and a zero will appear...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... on the display it means that your radio has not been configured properly for your vehicle and must be returned to the dealership for service. LOC (Locked): This message is displayed when the THEFTLOCKR system has locked up. You must return to the...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ...previous station and stay there. The radio will seek to stations with a strong signal only. To scan stations, press and hold one of ...arrows again to stop scanning. The radio will scan to stations with a strong signal only. Playing the Radio PWR (Power): Press this knob to turn the system on and off....
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... arrow to decrease bass. B and a negative number will appear on the display. B and a zero will appear ...up arrow to increase treble. T and a positive number will appear on the display. Press and hold... arrow to decrease treble. T and a negative number will appear on the display. T and a zero will appear...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... on the display it means that your radio has not been configured properly for your vehicle and must be returned to the dealership for service. LOC (Locked): This message is displayed when the THEFTLOCKR system has locked up. You must return to the...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    Playing a Compact Disc Insert a disc partway into the slot, label side up. The player ... than eight seconds, it will go to the beginning of the current track. The track number will appear on the display. ... or the right SEEK arrow to go to the next track. The track number will appear on the display. If ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    .... (If so, wait about an hour and try again.) D If the CD is not playing correctly, for any other reason, try a known good CD. If ... be corrected, contact your dealer. Playing the Radio PWR (Power): Press this knob to turn the system on and off. A VOL " (Volume): Turn the knob clockwise to increase ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... radio cannot determine the vehicle speed. If you don't want to use automatic volume, select OFF. DISP (Display): Pressing this ... previous station and stay there. The radio will seek to stations with a strong signal only. The sound will mute while seeking. A TUNE ": Turn this knob to choose radio ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... are listening to. 5. Press and hold one of the six numbered pushbuttons. The radio will produce one beep. Whenever ..., pop, rock and classical stations. Each time you press the AUTO TONE button, this... previously listed. To return the bass and treble to the manual mode, push and release the AUDIO knob ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... AUDIO knob until FADE appears on the display. Turn the knob clockwise to move the sound to the front speakers ... display ALL with the level display in the middle position. Using RDS Your audio system is equipped ... station you are currently tuned to. You can use RDS to display program information and ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... RDS stations provide their station name, the time of day and a Program Type (PTY) ... Press this knob to change what appears on the display while using RDS. Pressing this knob will also display ... PTY Station P-TYPE LIST (Program Type): Turn this knob clockwise or counterclockwise to select the Program ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ...Messages ALERT!: Alert warns of national or local emergencies. You will not be able to turn off ...during tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. INFO ...message. If the whole message does not appear on the display, parts of the message will appear every...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ...a tape is inserted. If you hear nothing but a garbled sound, the tape may not be in squarely. Press EJT to remove the tape and start over. While the tape is playing, use the VOL, AUDIO and SEEK controls just as you do for the radio. The display...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ...If this pushbutton is pressed additional times or held, the radio will go to the displayed number of previous selections ...may select stations during reverse operation by using TUNE, SEEK or PSCAN. 4 FWD (Forward):...may select stations during forward operation by using TUNE, SEEK or PSCAN. 5 SIDE: Press...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    .... D D D The tape is tight and the player can't turn the tape hubs. Remove the tape. Hold the tape with the open end down ... pencil. Turn the tape over and repeat. If the hubs do not turn easily, your tape may be damaged and should not be used in the player. Try a new tape to make sure your player...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    CD Adapter Kits It is possible to use a portable CD player adapter kit with your cassette tape player after disabling the tight/loose tape sensing feature on your tape player. To disable the feature, use the following steps: 1. Turn the ignition to RUN or ACCESSORY. 2. Turn the radio off...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... on the display. RDM T and the track number will appear on the display when each track starts to play. Press it again to turn off random play. RDM OFF ... current track has been playing. ET and the elapsed time will appear on the display. To change what is normally shown on the ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ...tone and audio source (radio, cassette or CD). The numbers (1 or 2) found on the back of the remote keyless entry transmitter ... particular radio. Follow these steps each time you want to change the stored settings. All... hour and try again.) D If the CD is not playing correctly, for any other reason, ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... give you the best sound, but FM signals will reach only about 10 to 40 miles ... of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). If the radio is moved to a different vehicle, it will not operate ... of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). If the radio is moved to a different vehicle, it will not operate ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... be cleaned regularly after every 50 hours of use. Your radio may display CLEAN to indicate that you have used your tape player for 50 hours without resetting the ...recommended cleaning method for your cassette tape player is the use of a scrubbing action, non-abrasive cleaning cassette ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    .... To prevent the cleaning cassette from being ejected, use the following steps: 1. Turn the ignition to RUN or ACCESSORY...., wet-type cleaner which uses a cassette with a fabric belt to clean the tape head.... clean as thoroughly as the scrubbing type cleaner. The use of a non-scrubbing action, dry-type ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... from the loud level to normal, and NORMAL will be displayed. Each time the chime volume is changed, three chimes will sound as an example of the new volume selected. Removing the radio and not replacing it with a factory radio or chime module will disable vehicle chimes. 3-30
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... varying weather conditions. We've also included many other useful tips on driving. 4-2 4-3 4-6 4-6 4-9 4-11 4-13 4-13 4-15 4-16 4-...(Models with 2.4L L4 (LD9) or 2.2L L4 ECOTEC (L61) Engine and Automatic Transaxle) Towing a Trailer (Models with 2.2L L4 (LN2) Engine and Manual Transaxle) t 4- 4-1
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ...it means "always expect the unexpected." Assume that pedestrians or other drivers are going to be careless and make mistakes. Anticipate what they might do... best advice anyone can give about driving is: Drive defensively. Please start with a very important safety device in your vehicle: Buckle up...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ...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 ...s body weight D The amount of food that is consumed before and during drinking D The length of time...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    .... Women generally have a lower relative percentage of body water than men. Since alcohol is carried in body water, this means that a woman generally will reach a higher BAC level than a man of her same body weight when each has the same number of drinks. The law in an increasing number of...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... level of 0.10 percent, the chance of this driver having a collision is 12 times greater; at a level of 0.15 percent, the chance is 25 times greater...an emergency, a need to take sudden action, as when a child darts into the street? A person with even a moderate BAC might not be able to react quickly ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... to decide to push on the brake pedal. That's perception time. Then you have to bring up your foot and do it. That's reaction time. Average reaction time is about 3/4 of a second. But that's only ..., alertness, coordination and eyesight all play a part. So do alcohol, drugs and frustration....
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... braking system that will help prevent a braking skid. When you start your engine, or when you begin to drive away, your anti-lock brake ... little. This is normal. If there's a problem with the anti-lock brake system, this warning light will stay on. See "Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light" in...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... slam on the brakes and continue braking. Here's what happens with ABS: A computer senses that wheels are slowing down. If one of the wheels is about to stop rolling, the computer will separately work the brakes at each wheel. As you brake, your computer keeps receiving updates on wheel speed ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ...you have anti-lock brakes. Using Anti-Lock Don't pump the brakes. Just hold the ... Enhanced Traction System (ETS) that limits wheel spin. This is especially useful in slippery road conditions. .... United States Canada This light will come on when your Enhanced Traction System is limiting wheel spin. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... fully released, this warning light will come on to let you know if there's a problem with the system.... Light" in the Index. When this warning light is on, the system will not limit wheel spin. Adjust your ... warning light will come on and stay on. If the Enhanced Traction System is limiting wheel ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ...you lose power steering assist because the engine stops or the system is not functioning, you can steer ... you enter the curve, while your front wheels are straight ahead. Try to adjust your speed ...it possible for the vehicle to change its path when you turn the front wheels. If there's no traction, ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... attention and a quick decision. If you are holding the steering wheel at the recommended 9 and 3 o'clock positions, you can turn it a full 180 degrees very quickly... act fast, steer quickly, and just as quickly straighten the wheel once you have avoided the object. The fact that ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ...-Road Recovery You may find that your right wheels have dropped off the edge of a road onto the... your vehicle straddles the edge of the pavement. You can turn the steering wheel up to one-quarter turn ... tire contacts the pavement edge. Then turn your steering wheel to go straight down the roadway. 4-...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... When it looks like a chance to pass is coming up, start your left lane change signal before moving out of the right lane to... overtake a slowly moving vehicle too rapidly. Even though the brake lamps are not flashing, it may be slowing down or starting to turn. following driver to get ahead of you. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... vehicle is skidding. Learn to recognize warning clues -- such as enough water, ice or packed snow ... three control systems. In the braking skid, your wheels aren't rolling. In the steering or cornering skid,...skid, too much throttle causes the driving wheels to spin. A cornering skid is best handled ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... between you and other vehicles. headlamps can light up only so much road ahead.... driver may require at least twice as much light to see the same thing at night as a 20-year-... reason is that some drivers are likely to be impaired -- by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. 4-16
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... of your eyes contract repeatedly. Remember that your headlamps light up far less of a roadway when you are in a turn or curve. Keep your eyes moving; .... Some drivers suffer from night blindness -- the inability to see in dim light -- and aren't even aware of it. 4-17
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ...even less traction. It's always wise to go slower and be cautious if rain starts to fall while you are driving. The surface may get wet ...inserts when they show signs of streaking or missing areas on the windshield, or when strips of rubber start to separate from the inserts. 4-18
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ...of the vehicle. After driving through a large puddle of water or a car wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes work normally. .... Driving too fast through large water puddles or even going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try to avoid ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... engine's air intake and badly damage your engine. Never drive through water that is slightly lower than the underbody of your .... Don't ignore police warning signs, and otherwise be very cautious about trying to drive through flowing water. Some Other Rainy Weather Tips D Besides slowing down, ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ...trip into an unknown part of the city just as you would for a cross-country trip. D Try to use the ...and energy. See the next part, "Freeway Driving." D Treat a green light as a warning signal. A traffic light... busy enough to need it. When a light turns green, and just before you start to move, ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... merge into the gap at close to the prevailing speed. Switch on your turn signal, check your mirrors and glance over your shoulder.... Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your turn signal. Mile for mile, freeways (also called thruways, parkways, expressways, turnpikes or superhighways)...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... and maintained, it's ready to go. If it needs service, have it done before starting out. Of...you'll find experienced and able service experts in Chevrolet dealerships all across North America....sure you're ready. Try to be well rested. If you must start when you're not fresh -- such as after a ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... actually such a condition as "highway hypnosis"? Or is it just plain falling asleep at the wheel? Call it highway hypnosis, lack of awareness, or whatever. There is something... is different from driving in flat or rolling terrain. D If you get sleepy, pull off the road into a rest, service 4-24
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    .... Always have your engine running and your vehicle in gear when you go downhill. D ...on mountain roads. D Know how to go down hills. The most important thing to know is this: let your engine do .... something in your lane, like a stalled car or an accident. special problems. Examples are long grades, ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ...or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer clothing, a small shovel, a flashlight, a red cloth and a couple of reflective warning triangles. And, if you will be driving under severe conditions, include a small bag of sand, a piece of old carpet or a couple of burlap bags...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    Driving on Snow or Ice Most of the time, those places where your tires meet the road probably have ...grip" and will need to be very careful. What's the worst time for this? "Wet ice." Very cold snow or ice ...on. But wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the least traction of all...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    If you don't have the Enhanced Traction System, accelerate gently. Try not to break the fragile traction. If you accelerate too fast, the drive wheels will spin and polish the surface under the tires even more. Your anti-lock brakes ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    .... Run your engine only as long as you must. This saves fuel. When you run the engine, make it go a little faster than just idle. That is, push the accelerator slightly. This uses less fuel for the heat that you get and it keeps the battery charged. You will ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... the window almost all the way to preserve the heat. Start the engine again and repeat this only when you ... "dinghy towing" (towing your vehicle with all four wheels on the ground) and "dolly towing" (towing your vehicle with two wheels on the ground and two wheels up on a device known as a ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... these steps: 1. Set the parking brake. 2. Turn the ignition key to OFF to unlock the steering wheel. 3. Shift your transaxle to NEUTRAL (N). 4. Release the parking brake. NOTICE: Make sure that the towing speed does not exceed 65 mph (110 km/h), or your vehicle could be...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    NOTICE: Do not tow your vehicle from the rear. Your vehicle could be badly damaged and the repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Dolly Towing Your vehicle cannot be dolly towed, but can be dinghy towed. See "Dinghy Towing" in the Index. 4-32
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    Loading Your Vehicle Two labels on your vehicle show how much weight it may properly carry. The Tire-Loading Information label found on... tires on your vehicle. It also gives you important information about the number of people that can be in your vehicle and the total weight that you can carry. This...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ...the back wall of your trunk. You can use these anchors to tie down lighter loads. They're not strong enough for heavy things, however, so...folded down unless you need to. CAUTION: Do not load your vehicle any heavier than ... front or rear GAWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, and it...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ...ECOTEC (L61) Engine and Automatic Transaxle) t CAUTION: If you don't use the correct ...equipment, and it has to be used properly. That's the reason for this part. In it are many time-tested, important .... Load-pulling components such as the engine, transaxle, wheel assemblies and tires are forced ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ...year. Three important considerations have to do with weight: D Consider using a sway control. You can ask a...(80 km/h) and don't make starts at full throttle. This helps your engine and other parts ..., outside temperature and how much your vehicle is used to pull a trailer are all important. And, it ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ...our trailering information or advice, or you can write us at: Chevrolet Motor Division Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box ...in the Index for more information about your vehicle's maximum load capacity. If you're using a weight-carrying hitch or a weight-distributing hitch, the trailer tongue (A) ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... hitches. Do not attach rental hitches or other bumper-type hitches to it. Use only a frame-mounted hitch that does not attach to the bumper...CO) from your exhaust can get into your vehicle. See "Carbon Monoxide" in the Index. Dirt and water can, too. D Will you have to make any holes in the body...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ...a good deal longer and not nearly as responsive as your vehicle is by itself. Before you start, check the trailer hitch and platform (and attachments), ...return to your lane. Backing Up Hold the bottom of the steering wheel with one hand. Then, to move the trailer to the left,...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    Making Turns Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer When you tow a trailer, your vehicle may need a different turn signal flasher and/or extra wiring. Check with ...you may think drivers behind you are seeing your signal when they are not. It's important to check occasionally to be sure...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... regular brakes, but don't shift into PARK (P) yet or into gear for a manual transaxle. When parking uphill, turn your wheels away from the curb. When parking downhill, turn your wheels into the curb. 2. Have someone place chocks under the trailer wheels. 3. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... trip. Check periodically to see that all hitch nuts and bolts are tight. D start your engine, D shift into a gear, and D release the parking brake....trailer operation are automatic transaxle fluid (don't overfill), engine oil, drive belt, cooling system and brake system. Towing...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... what to do about some problems that can occur on the road. 5-2 5-3 5-3 5-9 5-10 Hazard Warning Flashers Other Warning Devices Jump Starting Towing Your Vehicle Engine Overheating 5-12 5-20 5-21 5-31 5-32 Cooling System If a Tire Goes Flat Changing a ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off. When the hazard warning flashers are on, your turn signals won't work. Make sure the hazard warning flasher switch is all the way to the left for normal turn signal operation. 5-2
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ...-in hydrometer. Do not charge, test or jump start the battery if the hydrometer looks clear or light yellow. Replace the battery when ... your vehicle. Jump Starting If your battery has run down, you may want to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your vehicle. Be sure ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... your warranty. 3. Turn off the ignition on both vehicles. Unplug unnecessary accessories plugged into ...you don't want. You wouldn't be able to start your vehicle, and the bad grounding ... involved in the jump start procedure. Put an automatic transaxle in PARK (P) or a manual transaxle in NEUTRAL ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... and some have been blinded. Use a flashlight if you need more light. Be sure the battery has enough water. You don't need to ... flush the place with water and get medical help immediately. CAUTION: An electric fan can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you....
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... your hands away from moving parts once the engine is running. 5. Check that the jumper cables ... has one. Negative (-) will go to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part or to a remote negative ... (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the dead battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... other end touch metal. Connect it to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. 8. ... connect the black negative (-) cable to the negative (-) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote negative (-) terminal if the vehicle has one. Donମ.
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... the good battery and run the engine for a while. 11. Try to start the vehicle that had the dead battery. If it won't start after a few tries, it probably needs service. NOTICE: Damage to ... (45 cm) away from the dead battery, but not near engine parts that move. The electrical connection is ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... (+) cable from the other vehicle. 5. Return the terminal cover to its original position. Jumper Cable Removal A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part B. Good Battery C. Dead Battery Towing Your Vehicle Consult your dealer or a professional towing ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    Engine Overheating You will find a coolant temperature gage and a low coolant warning light on your vehicle's instrument panel. See "Engine Coolant Temperature Gage" and "Low Coolant Warning Light" in the Index. CAUTION: Steam...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine An overheat warning, along with a low coolant light, can indicate a serious problem. See "Low Coolant ... overheat warning with no low coolant light, but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    Cooling System When you decide it's safe to lift the hood, here's what you'll see: 2.2L L4 ECOTEC t (L61) Engine A. Coolant Surge Tank with Pressure Cap B. Electric Engine Cooling Fan 2.2L L4 (LN2) Engine A. Coolant Surge Tank with Pressure Cap B. Electric Engine Cooling Fan 5-12
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    CAUTION: An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, clothing and tools away from any underhood electric fan. 2.4L L4 (LD9) Engine A. Coolant Surge Tank with Pressure Cap B. Electric Engine Cooling Fan 5-13
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ...it isn't, you may have a leak at the pressure cap or in the radiator hoses, heater hoses, radiator, water pump or somewhere in the cooling system. CAUTION: Heater and... running. If the engine is overheating, the fan should be running. If it isn't, your vehicle needs service. 5-14
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... do it. See "Engine Coolant" in the Index for more information. NOTICE: When adding coolant, it is important that you use only DEX-COOLR (silicate-free) coolant. If... or 24 months, whichever occurs first. Damage caused by the use of coolant other than DEX-COOLR is not covered...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ...you badly. They are under pressure, and if you turn the coolant surge tank pressure cap -- even a... -- they can come out at high speed. Never turn the cap when the cooling system, including the coolant surge tank ... coolant surge tank pressure cap to cool if you ever have to turn the pressure cap. 5-16
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ...get the overheat warning. Your engine could catch fire and you or others could be burned. Use a 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and DEX-COOLR coolant. ... can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. So use the recommended coolant. CAUTION: You can be ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    1. Park the vehicle on a level surface. You can remove the coolant surge tank pressure cap when the... and upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. Turn the pressure cap slowly counterclockwise (left) about ...vented out the discharge hose. 2. Then keep turning the pressure cap slowly, and remove it. 5-18
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... the coolant surge tank pressure cap off, start the engine and let it run until you ... radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fan. 3. Then fill the coolant surge ... constant at the hash mark for at least five minutes. By this time, the coolant level inside the coolant surge tank ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... foot off the accelerator pedal and grip the steering wheel firmly. Steer to maintain lane position, and ... may require the same correction you'd use in a skid. In any rear blowout, remove your foot from the.... If a tire goes flat, the next part shows how to use your jacking equipment to change a flat...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    Changing a Flat Tire If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire and wheel damage by driving slowly to a level place. Turn on your hazard warning flashers. CAUTION: Changing a tire can cause an injury. The vehicle can slip off the jack and roll ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    Removing the Spare Tire and Tools The equipment you'll need is located in the trunk. 1. Turn the center retainer nut on the compact spare cover counterclockwise to remove it. 2. Lift and remove the cover. See "Compact Spare Tire" later in this ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... and remove the compact spare tire. 4. Your vehicle's jack and wheel wrench are stored in a foam tray. Remove the jack and wheel wrench from the trunk. Remove the band around the jack. The tools you'll be using include the jack (A) and wheel wrench (B). 5-23
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire 2. Then use the wheel wrench to loosen all the wheel nuts. Don't remove them yet. 1. If ... vehicle has alloy wheels, first remove the decorative nut caps (if equipped) using the wheel wrench. 3. Near each wheel well is...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ...injury and vehicle damage, be sure to fit the jack lift head into the proper location before raising the vehicle. 4. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack handle clockwise. Raise...off the ground so there is enough room for the compact spare tire to fit underneath the wheel well. 5-25
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... on the wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make the wheel nuts become loose after a time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident.... any rust or dirt from the places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towel to ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ...If you do, the nuts might come loose. Your wheel could fall off, causing a serious accident. 7.... the wheel nuts with the rounded end of the nuts toward the wheel. Tighten each nut by hand until the wheel is held against the hub. 9. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack handle counterclockwise. Lower...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ...a crisscross sequence, as shown. NOTICE: Improperly tightened wheel nuts can lead to brake pulsation and ... avoid expensive brake repairs, evenly tighten the wheel nuts in the proper sequence and to the proper ... off. This could lead to an accident. Be sure to use the correct wheel nuts. If you have to...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... A. B. C. D. E. Wrench Jack Flat Road Tire Adapter Extension F. Wing Bolt (Extension Installed) G. Cover H. Nut Store the flat tire in the compact spare tire compartment and secure the adapter, extension (aluminum wheel only) and wing bolt. Store the jack and wheel wrench in the foam tray. 5-29
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ...all these in the proper place. The compact spare tire is for temporary use only. Replace the compact spare tire with a full-size ... Tire" in the Index. See the storage instructions label to replace your compact spare tire into your trunk properly. A. B. C. D. Wrench Jack Compact Spare Tire Adapter...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... on the rails. That can damage the tire and wheel, and maybe other parts of your vehicle. Don’t use your compact spare on other vehicles. And donମ. Keep your spare tire and its wheel together. NOTICE: Tire chains won’t fit your compact spare. Using them can damage your ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... when you're stuck, but you must use caution. NOTICE: Spinning your wheels can destroy parts of your vehicle as well as...while you shift, and press lightly on the accelerator pedal when the transaxle is in gear. By slowly spinning your wheels in the forward and reverse directions, ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... Oil Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Automatic Transaxle Fluid Manual Transaxle Fluid Hydraulic Clutch Engine Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap Power ... the Inside of Your Vehicle Care of Safety Belts Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Electrical System Replacement Bulbs ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... We hope you'll go to your dealer for all your service needs. You'... parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you'll ...service work, you'll want to use the proper service manual. It tells you much more about how to service your vehicle than this manual can. To order the proper ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... you attempt any vehicle maintenance task. D Be sure to use the proper nuts, bolts and other fasteners. ... fasteners can be easily confused. If you use the wrong fasteners, parts can later break or fall...off. You could be hurt. Fuel Gasoline Octane Use regular unleaded gasoline with a posted octane of ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    In Canada, look for the "Auto Makers' Choice" label on the pump. California Fuel If your vehicle is certified to ... your authorized GM dealer for diagnosis. If it is determined that the condition is caused by the type of fuel used, repairs may not be covered by your warranty. Canada Only 6-4
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ...Your vehicle was not designed for fuel that contains methanol. Don't use fuel containing methanol. It can corrode metal parts in your fuel system and...on fuel. Costly repairs caused by use of improper fuel wouldn't be covered by your warranty. To check on fuel availability, ask ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    Filling Your Tank CAUTION: Gasoline vapor is highly flammable. It burns violently, and that can cause very bad injuries. Don't smoke if you're near gasoline or refueling your vehicle. Keep sparks, flames and smoking materials away from gasoline. The fuel cap is located behind a hinged door on ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... Then unscrew the cap all the way. Be careful not to spill gasoline. Clean gasoline from painted surfaces... placing the fuel cap tether in the hanger. To remove the fuel cap, turn it slowly to the left (counterclockwise). ... cap has a spring in it; if you let go of the cap too soon, it will spring back ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... avoid injury to you and others: D Dispense gasoline only into approved containers. D Do not fill a container while it is inside a vehicle, ...If you get the wrong type, it may not fit properly. This may cause your malfunction indicator lamp to light and may damage your fuel tank and emissions system. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ...the Hood CAUTION: An electric fan under the hood can start up and injure you even when the engine is not running. Keep hands, clothing and tools away from ... panel. CAUTION: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like gasoline, oil,...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... hood, release the hood prop from its retainer and put the hood prop into the slot in the hood marked "PROP ROD." Use the prop rod sleeve when handling the hood prop. 2. Then go to the front of the vehicle and lift up on the secondary hood ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... When you open the hood on the 2.2L L4 (LN2) engine, you'll see: A. Coolant Surge Tank B. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir C. Engine Oil Fill Cap/Dipstick D. Brake Fluid ... E. Clutch Master Cylinder Reservoir (If Equipped) F. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter G. Battery H. Windshield Washer ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    When you open the hood on the 2.2L L4 ECOTEC t (L61) engine, you'll see: A. B. C. D. Coolant Surge Tank Engine Oil Dipstick Engine ... Fluid Reservoir F. Clutch Master Cylinder Reservoir (If Equipped) (Not Shown) G. Battery H. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter I. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir 6-12
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    When you open the hood on the 2.4L L4 (LD9) engine, you'll see: A. Coolant Surge Tank B. Engine Oil Fill Cap C. Engine Oil Dipstick D. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir E. Brake Fluid ...Clutch Master Cylinder Reservoir (If Equipped) G. Battery H. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter I. Windshield Washer Fluid ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    Engine Oil If the oil pressure light appears on the instrument cluster, it means you need to check your engine oil level right away. Checking Engine Oil It's a good idea to check your engine oil every time you get fuel. In order to get an accurate reading, the oil must be ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ...L4 (LD9) engine. The dipstick's handle will be a yellow ring. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for more information on location. Turn off the engine and give the oil several minutes to drain back into the oil pan. If you don't, the oil...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    2.2L L4 ECOTEC (L61) Engine 2.2L L4 (LN2) and 2.4L L4 (LD9) Engine 6-16
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... engine, then you'll need to add at least one quart of oil. But you must use the right kind. This part explains what kind of oil to use. For engine oil crankcase capacity, see "Capacities and Specifications" in the Index. NOTICE: Don't add too ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ...if you have a 2.2L L4 ECOTEC (L61) engine. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for more information on location. 2.4L L4 (LD9) Engine This is where you add oil if you have a 2.4L L4 (LD9) engine. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for more information on...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    What Kind of Engine Oil to Use Oils recommended for your vehicle can be identified by looking for ... you change your own oil, be sure you use oil that has the starburst symbol on the front of ...American Petroleum Institute certified for gasoline engines. You should also use the proper viscosity oil for ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... the American Petroleum Institute Certified For Gasoline Engines starburst symbol. Failure to use the recommended oil can result in engine ...(such as frequent driving in stop-and-go traffic). D The vehicle is used for delivery service, police, taxi or other commercial application. Driving under these ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    .... Engine Air Cleaner/Filter What to Do with Used Oil Used engine oil contains certain ... Wash or properly throw away clothing or rags containing used engine oil. See the manufacturer's ... into sewers, or into streams or bodies of water. Instead, recycle it by taking it to a place that collects used ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... be burned. The air cleaner not only cleans the air, it stops flame if the engine backfires. If...be careful working on the engine with the air cleaner/filter off. To check or replace the filter, remove the screws that .... And, dirt can easily get into your engine, which will damage it. Always have the ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... one or more of these conditions: D When doing frequent trailer towing. D Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your ... and filter do not require changing. NOTICE: We recommend you use only fluid labeled DEXRONR-III, because fluid with that...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ...If a leak occurs, take the vehicle to the dealership service department and have it repaired as soon ...and Lubricants" in the Index for the proper fluid to use. When to Check and What to Use Refer to the Maintenance Schedule ... do not need to check the fluid level unless you suspect a clutch problem....
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ...engine overheating, see "Engine Overheating" in the Index. A 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and DEX-COOLR coolant will: NOTICE: When adding coolant, it is important that you use only... corrosion. Help keep the proper engine temperature. Let the warning lights and gages work as...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    What to Use Use a mixture of one-half clean, drinkable water and one-half DEX-COOLR coolant ... get the overheat warning. Your engine could catch fire and you or others could be burned. Use a 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and DEX-COOLR coolant. NOTICE: If you use the proper coolant, you donମ.
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ...at the FULL COLD mark. If the low coolant light comes on and stays on, it means you're low on engine coolant. See "Low Coolant Light" in the Index. CAUTION: Turning the surge tank pressure cap when the engine and radiator are hot can allow steam and scalding ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... a special fill procedure is necessary. See "Engine Overheating" in the Index for instructions on "How to Add Coolant to the Coolant ... if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol, and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Don't spill coolant on a hot ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ...more information on location. Windshield Washer Fluid What to Use When you need windshield washer fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If you will be operating your... freezing, use a fluid that has sufficient protection against freezing. See "Engine Compartment...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ...full. 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 the solution ...damage the tank if it is completely full. Don't use engine coolant (antifreeze) in your windshield...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... If you have too much brake fluid, it can spill on the engine. The fluid will burn if the ... fluid falls to a low level, your brake warning light will come on. See "Brake System Warning Light" in the Index. Your brake master cylinder reservoir is on the driver's side of the engine compartment. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... the brake fluid reservoir cap and the area around the cap before removing it. This will help keep dirt from entering the reservoir. NOTICE: D Using the wrong fluid can badly damage brake system parts. For example, just a few drops of mineral-based oil, ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... Maintenance Inspection" in Section 7 of this manual under Part C "Periodic Maintenance Inspections." Properly torqued wheel nuts are necessary to help prevent brake ..., inspect brake pads for wear and evenly tighten wheel nuts in the proper sequence to GM torque specifications. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ...pedal travel. This could be a sign of brake trouble. Replacing Brake System Parts The braking system on a vehicle is complex. Its many parts have to be of top quality and work well ...someone puts in the wrong replacement brake parts. Brake Adjustment Every time you make a moderate brake ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... the replacement number shown on the original battery's label. We recommend an ACDelco battery. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for battery location. WARNING: Battery posts, terminals ... If you're not going to drive your vehicle for 25 days or more,remove the black, ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... and follow the instructions on the bulb package. 1. Remove the seven plastic fasteners from the shield. Use a screwdriver to...fasteners that hold the shield in place. 2. Remove the front park and turn signal lamp. Follow Step 2 under "Front Park and Turn Signal Lamps" later in this section. 6-36
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    3. Remove the two bolts from the headlamp assembly. Pull the headlamp assembly up and toward the front of the vehicle to access the bulb assembly. 4. Remove the black collar by turning it counterclockwise. 5. Disconnect the bulb base from the socket by lifting the plastic locking tab. 6-37
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    Front Park and Turn Signal Lamps 1. Follow Step 1 under "Headlamps." 6. Remove the bulb by pulling the bulb straight out. 7. Snap a new bulb into the socket. 8. Reinstall the bulb assembly by reversing Steps 1 through 5, making sure the lower leg of the headlamp bracket is ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    3. When the lamp is removed twist the socket to remove from the lamp. (The bulb is connected to the wire harness). 4. Replace the bulb and reinstall the socket. 5. Align the outboard pin to the outboard tab in the bracket. Align the (two) inboard pins with the hole in the headlamp bracket. 6-39
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... Rear Turn Signal Lamps 6. Push the front park and turn signal lamp straight in until you hear a snap. The snap feature is visible through the slot in... net and unscrew the fastener. Then pull down the trunk trim. 2. Remove the assembly by turning it one-quarter turn counterclockwise. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... and locate the back-up lamp assembly on the trunk lid. 2. Gently remove the bulb from the socket by turning it counterclockwise and pulling it out. 3. Replace the bulb in the socket by aligning the tabs and turning the bulb clockwise. 3. To remove the bulb, pull it out. 4. Push in a new ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... for more information. Replacement blades come in different types and are removed in different ways. For the proper type and length, see "Capacities and Specifications" in the Index. Here's how to remove the Shepherd's Hook type: 1. Pull the windshield wiper arm away from ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    .... If you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your Chevrolet Warranty booklet for details. CAUTION: (Continued) D ..., replace them. CAUTION: Poorly maintained and improperly used tires are dangerous. D Overloading your tires can cause ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... your compact spare tire. It should be at 60 psi (420 kPa). How to Check Use a good quality pocket-type gage to check tire pressure. You canମ.: Don’t let anyone tell you that underinflation or overinflation is all right. It’s not. If your tires don’t have enough air (underinflation), you can ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... on a wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make wheel nuts become loose after a time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident. ... remove any rust or dirt from places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towel to ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ...traction, ride and other things during normal service on your vehicle. If your tires have ...ever replace your tires with those not having a TPC Spec number, make sure they are the same size, load range, speed rating and construction type (bias, bias-belted or radial) as your original tires. You need ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... to your vehicle. Be sure to use the same size and type tires on all wheels. It's all ...standards. CAUTION: If you use bias-ply tires on your vehicle, the wheel rim flanges could ... cracks after many miles of driving. A tire and/or wheel could fail suddenly, causing a crash. Use only radial-ply tires...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ...of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart significantly ... conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause ... of performance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum required by law. Warning: The temperature grade ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ...when driving on a smooth road, your wheels may need to be rebalanced. CAUTION: Using the wrong replacement wheels... which you or others could be injured. Always use the correct wheel, wheel bolts and wheel... your vehicle. NOTICE: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ...Replacement Wheels Tire Chains CAUTION: Putting a used wheel on your vehicle is dangerous. You can't ... cause a crash. If you have to replace a wheel, use a new GM original equipment wheel... chains used on a vehicle without the proper amount of clearance can cause damage to the brakes, suspension or...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... it stops. Driving too fast or spinning the wheels with chains on will damage your vehicle. Appearance ... their fumes in a closed space. When you use anything from a container to clean your vehicle,... when you're cleaning the inside. Never use these to clean your vehicle: D D D D D D D D D Gasoline...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... forms on fabric after spot cleaning, clean the Using Cleaner on Fabric 1. Vacuum and brush the area to remove any loose dirt. 2. Always ... roughly. 5. As soon as you've cleaned the section, use a sponge to remove any excess cleaner. 6. Wipe cleaned area with a clean, water-dampened towel or cloth. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... and allow to dry completely. 3. If a stain remains, follow the cleaner instructions described earlier. Cleaning Vinyl Use warm water and a clean cloth. D Rub with a clean, damp cloth to remove dirt. You may have to do it more than ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... the Index. CAUTION: Do not bleach or dye safety belts. If you do, it may severely weaken them. In a crash, they might... be able to provide adequate protection. Clean safety belts only with mild soap and lukewarm water. NOTICE: Don't use abrasive cleaners on glass, because they may cause scratches...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ...your vehicle's finish is to keep it clean by washing it often with lukewarm or cold water. Don't wash your vehicle in the direct rays of the sun. Use a car washing soap. Don't use strong soaps or chemical detergents. Be sure to rinse ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses Use only lukewarm or cold water, a soft cloth and a car washing soap to clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing Your Vehicle." NOTICE: Machine compounding or aggressive polishing on a basecoat/clearcoat paint ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ...-Plated Wheels (If Equipped) Keep your wheels clean using a soft clean cloth with mild soap and water. Rinse... damage the surface. Do not use chrome polish on aluminum wheels. Use chrome polish only ... damage the surface of these wheels. Cleaning Tires To clean your tires, use a stiff brush with ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... the paint surface. Although no defect in the paint job causes this, Chevrolet will repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces of new vehicles damaged... (20 000 km) of purchase, whichever occurs first. Underbody Maintenance Chemicals used for ice and snow removal and dust control can collect on ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials 6-59
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Engine Identification The 8th character in your VIN is the engine code. ... you identify your engine, specifications and replacement parts. Service Parts Identification Label ... your vehicle. The VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... vehicle and the damage wouldn't be covered by your warranty. Some add-on electrical equipment can keep ... add anything electrical to your vehicle, see "Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle" ... cools. If the overload is caused by some electrical problem, have it fixed. Power Windows and Other ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... greatly reduces the chance of damage caused by electrical problems. Look at the silver-colored band inside ... -- like the radio or cigarette lighter -- and use its fuse if it is the correct amperage. Replace it...: the instrument panel fuse block and the engine compartment fuse block. Instrument Panel ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... HDLP CLSTR EXT LP CIG Usage Ignition Module Fuel Pump, Fuel Injectors Air Bag Cruise Control Module/Switch Anti...Cluster Exterior Lamps Cigarette Lighter Fuse TURN-B/U ERLS BCM/CLU PCM Usage Turn Signals, Back-Up Lamps Engine Relays Body Control Module, Instrument Panel Cluster Powertrain Control ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... Blank Usage Fog Lamps Horn Not Used Not Used Stop Lamps, Hazard Lamps... Rear Window Defogger Power Door Locks Not Used Fuse Blank Blank O2 HTR... WDO RELAY DRL Blank Usage Not Used Not Used Oxygen Sensor Heater Climate...Audio Amplifier Power Windows, Sunroof Daytime Running Lamps (Relay) Not Used 6-64
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ...BATT 2 ABS COOLING FAN PCM/HVAC CRNK BLO PCM A/C A/C FUEL PUMP CRNK COOLING FAN HEATER BLOWER Usage Ignition Switch Circuits ..., Heater and A/C Blower Starter Heater and A/C Blower Powertrain Control Module A/C Compressor A/C Compressor Fuel Pump Starter Engine Cooling Fan Heater and A/C Blower 6-65
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... here contact your dealer. Lamps Bulb Number Back-Up Lamps ...912 Front Parking/Turn Signal Lamps ...3357 Halogen Headlamps, High/Low Beam ...9007 Tail/Turn Signal Lamps ...3057 Turn Signal Lamps (Rear Sedan) ...3057 Capacities and Specifications The following approximate ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ...[ (L61) ...VIN Engine Code F 2.4L L4 (LD9) ...VIN Engine Code T Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 2.2L L4 (LN2) ... a qualified technician. Air Conditioning Refrigerant R-134a ...1.5 lbs. (.68 kg) Use Refrigerant Oil, R134a Systems [ ECOTECt * ACDelcoR part number. 6-67
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ...for your vehicle. Your vehicle needs these services to retain its safety, dependability and emission control performance. 7-2 7-4 7-7 7-21 Introduction Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Short Trip/City ... 7-30 7-35 7-37 7-39 Part B: Owner Checks and Services Part C: Periodic Maintenance ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ...Plan supplements your new vehicle warranties. See your Warranty and Owner Assistance ...and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in good ...condition. Any damage caused by failure to follow recommended maintenance may not be covered by warranty....
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    How This Section is Organized This maintenance schedule is divided into five parts: "Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services" explains what... properly maintained. These products, or their equivalents, should be used whether you do the work yourself or have it done. "Part E: Maintenance Record" ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Using Your Maintenance Schedule We at General Motors want to help you keep your vehicle in ...go to your dealer for your service needs, you'll know that GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using genuine GM parts. The proper fluids and ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... 60,000 Miles (100 000 km): Engine Accessory Drive Belt Inspection. Every 100,000 ... frequent driving in stop-and-go traffic). D You frequently tow a trailer or use a carrier on top of ...or other commercial application. D If the vehicle is used for delivery service, police, taxi One of the reasons you ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ... the Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance are true. Do not use this schedule if the vehicle is ... trailer towing, driven in a dusty area or used off paved roads. Use the Short Trip/City schedule ...60,000 Miles (100 000 km): Engine Accessory Drive Belt Inspection. Every 100,000 Miles (166 000 km): Spark...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... brake calipers may require additional inspection and service, at every other tire rotation. See "Caliper... not nullify the emission warranty or limit recall liability prior to the completion of the vehicle's useful life. We, however, urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... 3,000 Miles (5 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 ... 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, ... (15 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... (20 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Inspect engine air cleaner filter if you are ... (25 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 18,000 Miles (30 000 km) j Change engine oil and ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... (35 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 ... 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, whichever ... (45 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ...3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, ... (See footnote #.) j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. ...(55 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... Miles (65 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months,... (70 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Inspect engine air cleaner filter if you are ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ...) or higher. - In hilly or mountainous terrain. - When doing frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, the fluid and filter do not require...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... (85 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 ... 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, whichever ... (95 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... 6 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) j Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission ...63,000 Miles (105 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months,...115 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Inspect engine air cleaner filter if you are ... (125 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 78,000 Miles (130 000 km) j Change engine oil and ... (135 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ...3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, ...(145 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3...(See footnote #.) j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... (155 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 ... 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, whichever ... (165 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    .... - When doing frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your ... (or every 60 months since last service, whichever occurs first). See "Engine Coolant" in the Index for what to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser, pressure cap...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... brake calipers may require additional inspection and service, at every other tire rotation. See "Caliper... not nullify the emission warranty or limit recall liability prior to the completion of the vehicle's useful life. We, however, urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 ... 500 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or every ... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ...12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months,... 500 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12... see footnote ++.) Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. 30,000 Miles...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 ... 500 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or every ... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ...) or higher. - In hilly or mountainous terrain. - When doing frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, the fluid and filter do not require...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... information. (See footnote +.) (Also see footnote ++.) Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission ...000 Miles (100 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 ... 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or every ... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months,...(See footnote #.) j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. ... 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or every ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    .... - When doing frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your ... (or every 60 months since last service, whichever occurs first). See "Engine Coolant" in the Index for what to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser, pressure cap...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... to your vehicle, make sure they are the proper ones, as shown in Part D. Engine Coolant Level Check Check the engine coolant ... for further details. At Each Fuel Fill It is important for you or a service station attendant to perform these underhood checks at each fuel fill. Engine Oil Level Check ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... Restraint System Check Make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your ... any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts. If you see anything that might keep a safety belt system from doing its job, have it repaired. Have any torn or frayed safety belts replaced. Also look for any opened ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... door hinges, rear compartment and any folding seat hardware. Part D tells you what to use. More frequent lubrication may be required when exposed ... in the Index if necessary. Do not use the accelerator pedal, and be ready to turn off the engine immediately if it starts. 3. On automatic transaxle ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    .... 3. With the engine off, turn the key to the RUN position, but don't start the engine. Without applying the regular brake, try to move the ... vehicles, the key should come out only in LOCK. Turn the steering wheel to the left and to the right. It should only lock when turned to...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ... brake followed by the regular brake. D To check the PARK (P) mechanism's holding Underbody Flushing Service At least every spring, use plain water to flush any corrosive materials from the underbody. Take care to clean thoroughly any areas where ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... procedures to perform these services may be found in a service manual. See “Service and Owner Publicationsମ. pan or could let exhaust fumes into the vehicle. See “Engine Exhaust” in the Index. Fuel System...front and rear suspension and steering system for damaged, loose or missing parts, signs ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ... linings for wear and cracks. Inspect other brake parts, including drums, wheel cylinders, calipers, parking brake, etc. Check parking brake adjustment. You ... tire rotation. Also, see your GM dealer's service department or qualified service center for additional information. 7-36
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ... determine the preferred viscosity for your vehicle's engine, see "Engine Oil" in the Index. 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and use only GM GoodwrenchR DEX-COOLR or HavolineR DEX-COOLR Coolant. See "Engine Coolant" in the Index....
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ... Hood and Door Hinges Weatherstrip Conditioning FLUID/LUBRICANT Manual Transaxle Chassis Lubricant (GM Part Shift Linkage No. 12377985 or equivalent)...Category LB or GC-LB. Clutch Linkage Pivot Points Chassis Lubrication Engine oil. Chassis Lubricant (GM Part No. 12377985 or equivalent) or lubricant...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... 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 "... is a convenient place to store them. Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-39
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-40
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-41
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-42
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ...Information Here you will find out how to contact Chevrolet if you need assistance. This section also tells you how to obtain service publications and how to report any safety ...Offices GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program Canadian Roadside ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ... goodwill are important to your dealer and to Chevrolet. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction ... vehicle will be resolved by your dealer's sales or service departments. Sometimes, however, despite the best ... occur. If your concern has not been resolved to your satisfaction, the following...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ...resolved by the dealership without further help, contact the Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800-... program prior to filing a court action, use of the program is free of charge and your ... date and present mileage When contacting Chevrolet, please remember that your concern will likely...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ...program. Customer Assistance Offices Chevrolet encourages customers to call the toll-free number for assistance. If a U.S. customer wishes to write to Chevrolet, the letter should be ... of hearing, or speech-impaired and who use Text Telephones (TTYs), Chevrolet has TTY equipment available at...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... provide you with free resource information, such as area driver assessment centers and mobility equipment installers. The program is available for a limited period of time from the date of vehicle purchase/lease. See your dealer for more details or call the GM Mobility Assistance Center at 1-800-...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program Roadside Assistance is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, by...the establishment of the Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Center. As the owner of a 2002 Chevrolet, membership in Roadside Assistance is free. D Toll-free number, 1-800-CHEV-USA (243-8872), text ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ... will be offered in conjunction with the coverage provided by the Bumper-to-Bumper New Vehicle Limited Warranty to eligible purchasers of 2002 Chevrolet passenger cars and light duty trucks. (Please see your selling dealer for details.) 8-7
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ... available to give to the advisor: Courtesy Transportation Chevrolet has always exemplified quality and ... your inconvenience during warranty repairs. D D D D D D D Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) License plate ... service consultant of your transportation needs, your dealer can help minimize your...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ... it is not possible to provide a like-vehicle as a courtesy rental. Transportation Options Warranty service ...wait. However, if you are unable to wait Chevrolet helps minimize your inconvenience by providing ... during the Bumper-to-Bumper warranty coverage period, but it is not part of the New Vehicle ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ... is available only at participating dealers and all program options, such as shuttle service, may not be available at every dealer. Please contact your ... obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from the hotline. Warranty Information Your vehicle comes with a separate warranty ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... NHTSA (or Transport Canada) in a situation like this, we certainly hope you'll notify us. Please call us at 1-800-222-1020, or write: Chevrolet Motor Division Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33170 Detroit, MI 48232-5170 In Canada, please call us at 1-800-263-3777 (English) or 1-800-...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION Service Manuals Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, transmission, axle, suspension, brakes, electrical, steering, body, etc. RETAIL SELL PRICE: $120.00 Owner's Information Owner publications ...



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