2003 Chevrolet Astro Owner's Manual

2003 Chevrolet Astro Manual

2003 Chevrolet Astro manual table of contents:

  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 1
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    The 2003 Chevrolet Astro Owner Manual Seats and Restraint Systems ...I-! Front Seats ...1-2 Rear Seats ...1-7 1-13 Safety Belts ... Air System Bag ...1-62 ...1-71 Restraint System Check Features and Controls ...2-1 2-2 Keys ...2-7 Doors Locks and 2-16 Windows ...2-18 Theft-Deterrent Systems ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ... the GM Emblem, CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem and the name CHEVY ASTRO are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the time it was ... road. If you sell the vehicle, please leave this manual in it so the new owner can use it. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    Safety Warnings and Symbols You will find a number of safety cautions in thisbook. We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell you about things thatcould hurt you if YOU were to ignore the warning. You will also find a circle with a slash through it in this book. This safety symbol means “Donମ.
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... Instrument Panel Overview in Section 3 Climate Controls in Section 3 Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators in Section 3 Audio System(s) in Section 3 Engine Compartment Overview in ... do to help avoid thedamage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ... rHEN SECURE CHILD SEAT DO NOT INSTALL A 'ORWARD-FACING CHILD RESTRAINT IN THIS SEATING POSITION DOOR LOCK UNLOCK DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS ***o 0.0 ea. ENGINE OIL PRESSURE W SERVICE POWER WINDOW LAMPS $0 ANTI-LOCK BRAKES ( ) @ ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    Model Reference This manual covers these models: Cargo Van Passenger Van vi
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ... System Check ...-1-71 Checking Your Restraint Systems ...1-71 Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash ...1-71 1-1 Front Seats ...1-2 Manual Seats ... Power Seat ...Manual Lumbar ...1-3 Reclining Seatbacks ...1.4 Head Restraints ...1.5 Seatback Latches ...1.6 Rear Seats ...1-7 ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    Front Seats Manual Seats 1 I The bucket seats can be adjusted forward or rearward using the ... lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is moving. The...lever and try to move the seat with your body, to make sure that the seat is locked into place. 1-2...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ..., there will be controls located on the inboard side of the driver's seat. Manual Lumbar To raise or lower the front of the seat cushion, raise or ... knob toward the front of the vehicle to increase lumbar support. Turn the knob toward the rear of the vehicle to decrease lumbar support. To move ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... located on the inside of the seat to adjust the seatback. You can adjust the seatback by lifting the lever and leaning back. Release the lever to lock the seatback where you want it. Pull up on the lever, lean forward and the seatback will go to an upright position. But don't have a seatback ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    Head Restraints Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle is in motion can be dangerous.Even if you buckle up, your safety belts can't do their job when you're reclined like this. The shoulder belt can't do its job because it won't be against your body. Instead, it will be in front of you. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... Latches The seatback lever is located on the right rear of your seat. After the latch has ...push the seatback toward the front of the vehicle until it locks into place. To raise the seatback, unlock ... up on the latch release lever while pulling the seatback toward the rear of the vehicle. 0 RELEASE ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... is removed, pull the belt out and put both buckles in the passenger's side rear storage bin. Route the belt out of the forward edge of the .... Close the cover to retain the belt. 4. Pull up on the seatback latch on the right rear of the seat. Push the seatback down until it locks into place. 1-7
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    5. Lift up on the left and the right seat release levers at the same time. The latches are near the floor on the rear legs of the seat. 6. Lift up on the rear of the seat to remove the seat assembly from the rear latch pins. Then, pull back and lift the seat out of ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    Replacing the Rear Seats 1. Lower the seat into position. Make sure the front retainers are hooked onto the anchor pins. 2. Pull the seat down to latch the rear retainers. Make sure the seat is locked in by pulling up and down on the seat. A seat that ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ...pulling up on the latch release lever at the right rear of the seat, while pushing down on the upper ...downand reinstall the belt correctly. If you are replacing the center seat, connect the right lap... be seriously injured. After raising the rear seatback, always check to be sure that the safety belts...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ... seatbacks, adjustable headrests and a fold-down center armrest console. Only the rear bench seat can be adjusted forward or rearward using the lever at ... lever and try to move the seat with your body, to make sure the seat is locked into place. To adjust your seatback, pull up on the lever located ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ...seating position only when the console is in an upright and locked position. Bucket Seats For details about headrests,...Restraints on page 1-5. Your vehicle may have rear bucket seats with an adjustment release bar ...try to move the seat with your body to make sure the seat is locked into place. 1-12
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    Safety Belts Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells you some things you should ... safety belt, and check that your passengers' belts are fastened properly too. Your vehicle has a light that comes on...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ...badly 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. 1-14
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 22
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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... 1-16
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    Questions and Answers About Safety Belts Q: Won't I be trapped in the vehicle after an accident if I'm wearing a safety belt? A: You could be - whether you're wearing a safety belt or not. But you can unbuckle a safety belt, even if you're upside down. And your chance of being conscious ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ... mph (65 km/h). Safety belts are for everyone. Driver Position This part describes the driver's restraint system. Lap-Shoulder Belt The ... lap-shoulder belt. Here's how to wear it properly. 1. Close and lock the door. 2. Adjust the seat so you can sit up straight. To see how, see "Seats" in...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks if there's a sudden stop or crash, or if you pull the belt very quickly ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... the shoulder belt adjuster to the height that is right for you. To move push down, it it in attop the of the arrows and move the height adjuster to the desired position. You can move the adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. After you move the adjuster to your shoulder 1-20
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    Q: What's wrong with this? You can be seriously hurt if your slI,ulder 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. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    Q: What's wrong with this? ' I canbeseriousinjured I i OUL --elt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would bethere, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    Q: What's wrong with this? 1 You can be seriously injured j o u r b e l l ,oes over an armrest like this. The belt would be much too high. In a crash, you can slide under the belt. The belt force would then be applied at the abdomen, not at the pelvic bones, and that could cause serious or ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    Q: What's wrong with this? feu can be se IUS injure f you wear ? shoulder belt under yourarm. In a crash, your body would move too forward, which would far increase the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which aren't as strong as shoulder ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    Q: What's wrong with this? You can be seriously injured by a twisted beltl In a crash, you wouldn't have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it. A: The belt is twisted across the body. 1-...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... push the button on the buckle. The belt should go back out of the way. Before you close the door, be sure the belt is out of the way. If you slam the door on it, you can damage both the belt and your vehicle. A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulder belt, ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ...If you everpull the lap portion of the belt out all the way, you will engage the child restraint locking feature. If this happens, just let the belt go backall the way and start again. If your vehicle has rear bench seats, someone can sit in the center positions. 1-27
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ..., tilt the latch plate and pull it along the belt. To make the belt shorter, pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug. Buckle, position and release it the same way as the lap part of a lap-shoulder belt. If the belt isn't long enough, see Safety Belt ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    Rear Seat Passengers It's very important for rear seat passengers to buckle up! Accident statistics... crashes than those who are wearing safety belts. Rear passengers who aren't safety belted can be...-shoulder belts. Here's how to wear one properly. Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions 1. Pick ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ...enough, see Safety Belt Extender on page 1-34. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so that you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 3. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part. 1-30
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... even fatal injuries. The shoulderbelt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take restraining forces. belt The safety belt locks if there's a sudden stop or a crash. To unlatch the belt, just push the...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults Your vehicle may ... small adults. When installed on a shoulder belt, the comfort guide better positions the belt away from the neck ... guide and use the safety belt: 1. Remove the guide from its storage clip on the side of the seatback. 1-32
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    ... your dealer will order you an extender. It's free. When you go in to order it, take the heaviest coat... position and release the safety belt as described in Rear Seat Passengers on page 1-29. Make sure...crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ... the abdomen, which could cause severe or even fatal internal injuries in a crash. Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear seat. In a crash, children who are not buckled up can strike other people who are buckled up, or can be thrown out of the vehicle. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ...that belts provides. A: Move the child toward the center of the vehicle, but If the child is sitting in a rear seat outside position, see Rear Safety BeltComfort Guides for Children and Small Adults on page 1-32. If the child is so small that the shoulder belt is...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    I I Never do this. Here a child is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the belt in this way, in a crash the child might slide under the belt. The belt's force would then be applied right on the child'sabdomen. That could...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    Infants and Young Children Except Cargo Vans Everyone in a vehicle needs protection! This includes infants and all other children. Neither the distance traveled nor the age and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    For example, in a crash atonly 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12-lb. (5.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a 240-lb. (110 kg) force on a person's arms. A baby should be secured in an appropriate restraint. - Children who areup against, or very close to, any air bag when it inflates can be seriously injured ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. The restraint manufacturer's instructions that come with the restraint state the weight and height limitations for... with special needs. Newborn infants need complete support, including support for the head and neck. This is necessary because a newborn...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    The Ddy st. re of a young -.1ild is quite unlike that ofan adult or older child, for whom the safety belts are designed. A young child's hip bones are still small that the vehicle's so regular safety belt may not remain low on thehip bones, as it should. Instead, it may settle up around the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    __ born infants need complete support,neck. including support for the head and . This is necessary because a newborn infant's neck is weak and its head weighsso much compared with the rest its body. In a crash, of an infant in a rear-facing seat settles into the restraint, so the crash forces can ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    People should never hold a baby in their arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby doesn't weigh much - until a crash. During a crash a baby will become so heavy it is not possible to hold it. For example, in a crash at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12-lb. (5.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a 240-lb.(1 ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... system designed to restrain or position a child on a continuous flat surface. Make sure that the infant's head rests toward the center of the vehicle. A rear-facing infant seat (B) provides restraint with the seating surface against the back of the infant. The harness system holds the infant in ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    A forward-facing child seat (C-E) provides restraint for the child's body with the harness and also sometimes with surfaces such as T-shaped or shelf-like shields. A booster seat (F-G) a child restraint designed to is improve the fit of the vehicle's safety belt system. Some booster seats have a ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ...securing an add-on child restraint, refer to the instructions that come with the restraint which may be on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if they are not available, obtain a...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    Where to Put the Restraint Except Cargo Vans Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear rather than the front seat. General Motors, therefore, recommends that child restraints be secured in a rear seat including an infant ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    Cargo Vans The child restraint must be secured properly in the passenger seat. Never put a rear-facing child restraint in this vehicle.... Others require the top strap always to be anchored. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for your child restraint. If yours requires that the top strap ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... the child restraint will be placed. If you have an adjustable head restraint, route the top strap under it. Once you have the top strap anchored, you'll be ready to secure the child restraint itself. Tighten the top strap when and as the child restraint manufacturer's instructions say. 1-49
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    Top Strap Anchor Location If your vehicle is a cargo van, the anchoring point for a top strap is located at the rear of the seat cushion on the right front ... bar. Anchor the top strap through the two slots on the bar. Cargo Van Models Passenger Van Bucket Seats 1-50
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ...the rear of the seat cushion near the top rear of the seat leg for each outboard seating position of ... second row. For the third row, an anchor bracket is located at the rear of the seat cushion near the top rear ... and route the top strap under it. Passenger Van Bench Seat (Second row) The third row ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ...(LATCH System) If you have a passenger van it has the LATCH system. It has two ...anchors (A) in the second row of seats. In a seven passenger van, the anchors are located in each of the bucket seats in the second row. In an eight passenger van, the anchors are located in the driver and passenger side ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... or use the vehicle's safety belts to secure the restraint. See "Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System", "Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position", "Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Seat Position", or "Securing a Child Restraint in a Right ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... points on the child restraint to the anchors in the vehicle. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 4. If the child restraint is forward-facing,...page 7-48. Tighten the top strap according to the child restraint instructions. 5. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... when and as the instructions say. 1. Put the restraint on the seat. 2. Pick up the latch plate and run the lap and shoulder portions of the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 3. Tilt the latch plate to adjust the...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    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. To tighten the belt, pull up on the shoulder belt while you push down on the child restraint. If you're using a forward-facing child restraint, you may ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... Seat Position Bench Seat You'll be using the lap belt. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. See Top Strapon page 1-48 if the child restraint has one. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    3. Run the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 5. To tighten the belt, pull its free end while you push down on thechild restraint. If you're using a forward-...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... child restraint would be very close to the inflating air bag. If your vehicle is a passenger van, always secure a rear-facing child restraint in a rear seat. If your vehicleis a cargo van, do not use a rear-facing child restraint inthis vehicle. If a forward-facing child ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ...48, if the child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint ... vehicle's safely belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 68
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    Air Bag System This part explains the air bag system. Your vehicle has air bags - one air bag for the ... in moderate to severe frontal andnear frontal crashes. They aren't designed to inflate at all in rollover, rear or low-speed frontal crashes, or in many side crashes. And, for some unrestrained ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... and infants need the protection that a child restraint system can provide. Always secure children properly in your vehicle. To read how, see the parts of this manual called "Older Children" and "Infants and Young Children." 1-63
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ... or the air bag symbol. The system checks the air bag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See Air Bag Readiness Light on page 3-26 for more information. The driver's air bag is in the middle of the steering wheel. 1-64
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ...of an inflating air bagmust be kept clear. Don't put anything between an occupant and an air bag, and don't attach or anything on the steering put wheel hub or on or near anyother air bag covering. The right front passenger's air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. 1-65
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... something that will move or deform, such as a parked car, the threshold level will be higher. The air bag is not designed to infalte in rollovers, rear impacts, or in many side impacts because inflation would not help the occupant. In any particular crash, no can one say whether air an bag should ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... the inflator, which of inflates the air bag. The inflator, air bag, related and hardware areall part of the air bag modules inside the steering wheel and in the instrument panel in front of the right front passenger. How Does an Air Bag Restrain? In ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... could cause breathing problems for people with a historyo asthma or other f breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone in ... do so. If you have breathing problems but can't get outof the vehicle afteran ... fresh air by opening a window or a door. If you experience breathing problems following an air ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... protect you in another crash. A new system willinclude air bag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle coversthe need to replace other parts. Your vehicle is equipped with a crash sensing and diagnostic module, which ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle Q: Is there anything I might add to the front of the vehicle that could keep the air bags from working properly? Q: If I add a push bumper or a bicycle rack to the front of my vehicle, will it keep the air bags from working properly? A: Yes. If ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... broken air bag covers, and have them repaired or replaced. (The air bag system does not need regular maintenance.) Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash A crash can damage the...after a crash, have them inspected and any necessary replacements made as soon as possible. 1-71
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ...crash, then you need new parts. If belts are cut or damaged, replace them. Collision damage also may mean you will... LATCH system, safety belt or seat parts repaired or replaced. New parts and repairs may be ..., you'll need to replace air bag system parts. See the part on the air bag system ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... Front Doors ...2.8 Power Door Locks ...2-8 Programmable Automatic Door Locks ...2.9 Leaving Your Vehicle ...-2-10 Sliding Side Door ...-2-10 Rear Doors ...-2-13 Windows ...2.16 Manual Windows ...2.16 Power Windows ...-2-1 7 Sun Visors ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    Keys m m !aving 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. 2-2
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    This vehicle has one double-sided key for the ignition and door locks. It will fit with either side up. The bar-coded tag has a... of features that can help prevent theft. You can have a lot of trouble getting into your vehicle you ever lock your keys if inside. Youmay even have to damage your vehicle...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ...If equipped, the keyless entry system operates on a radio frequency subject to Federal Communications Commission..., and try again. Check to determine if battery replacement is necessary. See "Battery... are still having trouble, see your dealer or a qualified technician for service. 1. This device may...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... When you press the REAR button twice within three seconds to unlock the rear hatch or cargo doors, the parking lamps will flash and the interior lights will go on. If the engine is running, the automatic transmission must be in PARK (P) or ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... use care not to touch any of the circuitry. Static from your body transferred to these surfaces may damage the transmitter. 1. Insert a thin ... dime to separate the bottom of the transmitter from the top. 2. Remove the battery and replace it with a new one, making sure the positive (+) side of the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    Doors and Locks Door 'lock-- There are several ways to lock and unlock your vehicle. To... front doors and sliding side door from the inside, slide the manual lock levers down. To unlock the frontdoors and the sliding side door from the inside, slide the manual lock levers up. When the red mark onthe ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... toward you and push the door open. The power door lock switch will lock or unlock the rear hatch and Dutch doors. See "Hatch Release'' in Rear Doors on page 2- 13. When a door is locked, the inside door handle will not open the door. This will help stop a door from being ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... lever is moved back into PARK The following (P). instructions detail how toprogram your door locks. 2. Turn your key to RUN and OFF twice. ... to program the automatic door locks. Select one of the following four programming options and follow the instructions. You will have ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ...is a list of the available programming oDtions: 0 Sliding Side Door All doors lock/Only the driver's door ...once, and then the unlock side twice. All doors lock/None of the doors unlock: Press the lock... and then the unlock side three times. 0 No doors lock/None of the doors unlock: Press the lock...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... other passengers from opening the sliding door using the inside door handle. There are two labels ...label is located on the front of the sliding door, near the security door lock. This feature prevents passengers ...let adults and older children know how the security door lock works, and how to cancel ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    Cancelling the Sliding Door Security Lock To cancel the security lock, do the following: 1. Unlock the door and... could slam shut, possibly injuring someone. To make sure the door does not slam shut be sure to holdit open until everyone is clear of the door, and only then allow it to slowly close. I ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ...in this section. To open the driver's side rear door, pull on the latch release handle located on the inside of the door. To close the rear doors, close the driver's side door first. Check to make sure both doors are completely closed. The rear doors have a check assembly to keep the doors ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    To fully open the rear doors, push in on the clip and lift the check assembly up off the mounting bracket. Do this on each door. Replace the check assemblies on the mounting brackets before closing the doors. It can be dangerous to drive with the rear glass open because carbon ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... can be opened or closed without a key if the door lock system is unlocked. To open the hatch, ... button and lift the handle located in the center of the door. To lock the power lock system from the outside, insert the key in the hatch release button and turn it clockwise. All doors will lock. 2-15
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... death from heat stroke. Never leave a child alone in a vehicle, especially with the windows closed in warm or hot weather. Manual Windows To operate your manual windows, turn the hand crank on each door to raise or lower your side door windows. 2-16
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ...windows, the controls are located on each of the front doors. The driver's door also has a switch for the front ...Power" under Ignition Positions on page 2-19. Visor Vanity Mirror Some visors have mirrors built in, with or without lamps. Just lift the mirror cover on each visor to turn the lamps ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ...Passlock@ at this time. You may also want to check the fuse. See Fuses and Circuit Breakers on page 5-93. See your dealer for service. Passlock@ Your vehicle...@is a passive theft-deterrent system. Passlock@ enables fuel if the ignition lock cylinder is turned with a valid key. If a ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    .... e A (ACCESSORY): This position lets you use things like the radio, power windowsand windshield wipers when the engine is off. To get into ACCESSORY, push...in the key and turn it towardyou. Your steering wheel will remain locked, just as it was before you inserted the key. 2-...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... position starts your engine. B (LOCK): This position locks your ignition, steering wheel and transmission... OFF. Your radio, power windows and overhead console will work when the ignition key is in RUN ...turned from RUN to OFF, these features will continue to work for up to 20 minutes or until a door ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... operates. Before adding electrical equipment, check with your dealer. If you don't, your engine might not perform properly. Fuel Regulator You have a fuel regulator that shuts the fuel off when the engine reaches 5,600 rpm. 2-2 1
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... the engine coolant heater can help. You'll get easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm-up. 3. Plug it into a normal, ... sure to unplug and store the cord as it was before to keep it away from moving engine parts. If you don't, it could be damaged. Usually, ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    Automatic Transmission Operation There are several different positions for your shift lever. PARK (P): This position locks your rear wheels. It's the best position to use when you start your engine because your vehicle can't move easily. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... have more power. NEUTRAL (N): In this position, your engine doesn't connect with the wheels. To restart when you're DRIVE (D)...driving, however it offers more power and lower fuel economy than DRIVE (D). You should use ... position gives you more power but lower fuel economy. You can use SECOND (2) ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    If you manually select SECOND (2), the transmission will drive in second gear. You may use this feature for reducing torque to the rear wheels when you are trying to start your vehicle from a... position gives you even more power (but lower fuel economy) than SECOND (2). You can use it ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ...when driving in slippery conditions. This is normal and is an indication that the all-wheel drive system is functioning properly. Parking Brake To set ...parking brake on can cause your rear brakes to overheat. You may have to replace them, and you could also damage other parts of your vehicle. If you...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ... is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmlyset. Your vehicle can roll. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or others could be injured. To be sure your vehicle won't move, even when you're on ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ...will go. 3. Move the ignition key to LOCK. It can be dangerous toleave your vehicle with the engine running. Your vehicle could move suddenly if the shift...You or others could be injured. Don't leave your vehicle with the engine running. 4. Remove the key and take it with you....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... before you release the parking brake. If torque lock does occur, you may needto have ... (P) Your vehicle has an automatic transmission shift lock control system. You have to fully apply ... before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition is in RUN. See Automatic Transmission Operation on page 2-23....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    Parking Over Things That Burn Engine exhaust can kill. contains the gas It carbon monoxide(CO), which you can't or see smell. It... exhaust system had been modified improperly. Things tha- Jan -Jrn could tout hot e: 3ust parts under your vehicle and ignite. Don't park over papers, leaves, dry grass or...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... While You Are Parked It's better not to park with the engine running. But if you ever have to... vehicle can roll. Don't leave your vehicle when the engine is running unless you have to. If you'... - can come in easily. NEVER park in a garage with the engine running. Another closed-in place can be ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    Mirrors Manual Rearview Mirror You can adjust the mirror for day or night driving. ... you) for night driving. Outside Power Mirrors Outside Manual Mirrors Adjust your outside rearview ... mirrors back out when finished. After pushing the mirror out, the adjustment will be maintained. Your vehicle may ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... arrows located on the four-way control pad to move the mirror in the desired direction. To make sure you do not accidentally move a mirror, return the selector switch to the middle position (off) after... could hit a vehicle on your right. Check your inside mirror or glance over your shoulder ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... a way to replace up to three hand-held transmitters used to activate devices such as gate operators, garage door openers, entry door locks, security systems and home lighting. Additional HomeLink,@information can be found on the internet at ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ...not use the HomeLink@ Transmitter with any garage door opener that does not have the "stop ... that people and objects are clear of the garage door or gate operator you are programming. When programming ... more accurate transmission of the radio frequency. Your vehicle's engine should be turned off ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ...-code equipped device (most commonly, a garage door opener). 8. Return to the vehicle. Firmly press and... Gate Operator and Canadian Programming Canadian radio-frequency laws require transmitter signals to... to "time out" in the same manner. 6. At the garage door opener receiver (motor-head unit)...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ...@button for at least half of a second. The indicator light will come on while the signal is being transmitted. Erasing... the two outside buttons until the indicator light begins to flash, after 20 seconds... buttons for about 20 seconds until the indicator light begins to flash. 2. Continue to hold both...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    Storage Areas If you have rear storage compartments, pull up on the lid to open the cover. Your front storage compartmenVglove box is at the center of the engine cover. To open the compartment. press the two tabs together and pull. 2-38
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... is also a mapktorage pocket on the passenger's side of the engine cover console. The overhead console includes reading lamps, a compartment for a garage door opener, a trip computer, a temperature and compass display, and a storage compartment for ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ...reading lamps on and off. Installing a Garage Door Opener If you have a garage ...can be used to conveniently store the opener. 1. To install the garage door opener, first open the compartment.... 3. Press it firmly to the back of your garage door opener, as close to the center of the opener as possible...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... door opener activation button over the console door button and press the opener firmly into place. The pegs inside the compartment door are used to make sure the button on the compartment door...you press the button. Adjust the position o the garage door openerand add or remove pegs as needed,...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... that road conditions may be icy, and that appropriate precautions should be taken. The compass is self-calibrating, so it does not need be to manually set. However, if C (Calibration) is displayed, the compass will need to be calibrated. You may alsoplace the compass in a noncalibrated mode by ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... functions: 0 AVG ECON (Average Economy): The average fuel economy since the last reset is displayed. INST ECON (Instantaneous Economy): Instantaneous fuel economy for the last second of driving is displayed. ... Reset can only be performed in the AVG ECON, FUEL USED and AVG SPEED modes. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... carrier has side rails and crossrails attached to the roof to secure cargo. Be sure the cargo is properly loaded. Follow these guidelines: Carrying small, heavy ... slider screws. For the purpose of wind noise reduction, locate the front and rear crossrails in line with the two center supports. 2-44
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... large things, never let them hang over the rear or the sides your of vehicle. Load your cargo so that it rests on the slats and ... Vehicle on page 4-29. To prevent damage or loss of cargo as you're driving, check now and then to make sure the luggage carrier and cargo are still securely fastened. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 125
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ......3.30 Oil Pressure Gage ...3.34 Security Light ...-3-35 Service All-Wheel Drive Light ...3.35 Tow/Haul Mode Light ...3.36 Check Gages Warning Light ...3-36 Fuel Gage ...3.36 Low Fuel Warning Light ...3.37 Audio System@) ...3.38 Setting the Time for Radios with the Set Button...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 127
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... Lever Hazard Warning Flasher Button Transmission Shift Lever Ignition Switch Rear Defogger Button (Option) Climate Controls Rear A/C Control (Option) I. Rear Heater Control (Option) Y. Rear WasherNViper Switch (Option) L. Front Ashtray M. Dome Override Button N. Hood Release 0. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ...Your hazard warning flashers let you warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off. Press the button to make the front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. Press the button again to ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... You exit theand enter vehicle. The lever that allows you to tilt the steering wheel is located on the left side of the steering column. To tilt the ..., hold the steering wheel and pull the lever. Move the steering wheel to a comfortable level, then release the lever to lock the wheel in place. 3-5
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    Turn SignaVMultifunction Lever Turn and Lane Change Signals The turn signal has two upward (for right) and two downward (for left) positions. These positions allow you to signal a turn or a lane change. To signal a turn, move the lever all the way up or down. When the turn is finished, the lever ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ...accident. If the arrows don't go on at all when you signal a turn, check for burned-out bulbs and a blown fuse. See Fuses and Circuit Breakers on page 5-93. If you ...flash even if a turn signal bulb is burned out. Check the front and rear turn signal lamps regularly to make sure ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... Wipers To operate the windshield wipers turn the band, locatedOn the multifunction lever' Or For fewer wipes choose a setting closer to LOW. Use this setting for light rain and snow. Be sure to clear ice and snow from the wiper blades before using them. If they're frozen to the windshield, ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... WasherNViper Your vehicle may have this feature. The rear window washer'wiper is controHed byusing the ... up to the center position next to the word DELAY on the rear wiper control. The wiper will cycle every nine... your windshield, but not your rear window, check the fluid level. To turn the wiper on...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... on winding roads or in heavy traffic. Cruise control can be dangerous on slippery roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause needless wheel spinning, and you could lose control. Don't use cruise control on slippery roads. 1. Move the cruise control switch to ON. 2. Get up to ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    Resuming a Set Speed Suppose you setyour cruise control at a desired speed andthen you apply the brake. This, of course, shuts off the cruise control. But you don't need to reset it. Once you're going about 25 mph (40 km/h) or more, you can move the cruise control switch from ON to R/A (Resume/...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... takes you out of cruise control. Many drivers find this to be too much trouble and don't usecruise control on steep hills. Ending Cruise Control There are two ways to turn off the cruise control: Step lightly on the brake pedal. Move the cruise switch to OFF. The exterior lamp ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... parking lamps and the instrument panel lights. The radio lights will also dim. Your vehicle is... between the daytime and nighttime operation of the Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) and the automatic headlamp systemsso...turns off all lamps except the Daytime Running Lamps (DRL). %: (Parking Lamps): Turning ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... to turn off your automatic headlamp system. See "Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)" later in this section for more information. As with ...Reminder A reminder tone will sound when your headlamps or parking lamps are manually turned on and your ignition is in OFF, LOCK or ACCESSORY. To disable the tone, ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... headlamp system when you need it. Entry Lighting Your vehicle is equipped with an illuminated entry feature. When a door is opened, the dome lamps will ... on if the DOME OVERRIDE button is in the out position. When all the doors are closed, the lamps will stay on for a short period of time and will ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ...s side of the front storage compartment. These circuits are protected by a fuse and have maximum current levels. Certain power accessory ... to the power accessory outlet and could result in blown vehicle or adapter fuses. If you experience a problem, see your dealer for additional information on the...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... vehicle may have a cigarette lighter which is located on the left side of the engine cover console. The front ashtray is located above the passenger's side ...heating, it will pop back out by itself. To remove the ashtray on the sliding door, open it, then press down on the inside tab and pull it ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... outlets and directs most of the remaining air to the floor outlets. Some air may be directed ...(Vent): This mode directs air to the instrument panel outlets. (Floor): This mode directs most of the air to the floor outlets with some air directed to the outboard outlets (for the side windows) and some ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... you to adjust the amount of air flowing into the rear of the vehicle, from the front-seating area. This feature ... setting, the outside air comes out of both the floor and defroster outlets. Adjust the temperature ... out near the windshield, with some going to the floor outlets and front side windows. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... System Your vehicle may have an optional rear air-conditioning system that allows you to... air conditioning and the floor outlets are used for heating. Selecting the Fan Speed Rear Heat ... panel. The thumbwheel for this system is located to the right of the rear-heating system. Turn the thumbwheel up ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... later in this section. Press this button to turn the rear window defogger on or off. Be sure to clear... window defogger will only work when the ignition is in RUN. The rear window defogger will turn off... the engine. Notice: Don't use a razor blade or something else sharp on the inside of the rear...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    Outlet Adjustment Operation Tips 1. Clear away any ice, snow or leaves from the air inlets at the base of the windshield that may block the flow of air into your vehicle. 2. Use of non-GM approved hood deflectors may adversely affect the performance of the system. 3. Keep the path under the front ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... you or others from injury. Warning lights come on when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's ... and warning lights work together to let you know when there's a problem with your ..., or when one of the gages shows there may be a problem, check the section that tells you what to do ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... Panel Cluster Your instrument panel cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You'll know how fast you're going, about how much fuel you've used, and many other things you'll need to know to drive safely and...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... total of the old odometer, then it must be. But if it can't, then it's set at zero, and a label must be put on the driver's door to show the old mileage reading when the new odometer was installed. Trip Odometer The trip odometer can tell you how far your vehicle has been driven since you ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    .... The system checks the air bag's electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the air bag sensor, the air bag modules, the wiring and the crash sensing and diagnostic...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ...or others, have your vehicle serviced rightaway if the air bag readiness light charging system problem. Have it checked right away. Driving while this ... ready to warn you if there is a problem. If you must drive a short distance with this light on, it helps to turn off ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... either warning zone indicate a possible problem in the electrical system. Have the vehicle serviced as soon as possible. Brake ... need both parts working well. If the warning light comes on, there could be a brake problem. Have your brake system inspected right away. When the engine is running, the...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ..., have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there's a problem. Anti-Lock Brake System Warning light With the anti-lock brake system, this... regular brake system warning light is also on, you don't have anti-lock brakes and there's a problem with your regular brakes....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada SERVICE ENGINE SOON It means that your engine coolant has overheated. If ... States Your vehicle is equipped with a computer which monitors operation of the fuel, ignition and emission control systems. 3-30
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... for the life of the vehicle, helping to produce a cleaner environment. The SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light comes on and a chime will sound to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will be indicated ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... See Filling Your Tank on page 5-8. The diagnostic system can determine if the fuel cap has been left off or improperly installed. A ... your vehicle with quality fuel. See Gasoline Octane on page 5-5.Poor fuel quality will cause your engine not to run as efficiently as designed. You may notice this as...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... to know to help your vehicle pass an inspection: Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light is on or not working properly. Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the OBD (on-board diagnostic) ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... fire. You or others could be burned. Check your oil as soon possible and have as your vehicle serviced. Canadian vehicles indicate pressure ... zone indicate the normal operating range. Notice: Damage to your engine from neglected oil problems can be costly and not covered is by your warranty. 3-34
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... when you turn on the ignition, as a check to show you it is working. SERVICE AWD The light will stay on until the engine starts. If the light flashes, ... should see your GM dealer. The SERVICE AWD light comes on to indicate that there may be a problem with the drive system and service ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... will come on briefly when you are starting the engine. United States Canada The fuel gage tells you approximately how much fuel you have remaining when the ignition is on. When the gage first indicates ... fuel left, but you should get more fuel as soon as possible. CHECK GAGES If the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    Here are things some owners ask about. None of these indicate a problem with your fuel gage: 0 Low Fuel Warning Light The LOW FUEL light will come on briefly when you are starting the engine. At the gas station, the gas pump the gage reads full. shuts off before The fuel tank will take either a...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... equipment to your vehicle like a tape player, radio, mobile CB Press SET. Within ... on the display. with the operation of your vehicle's engine, Delphi Electronics radio or other systems, and ... be sure check federal rules to appears on the display. To display the time with the covering mobile radio ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ...your selection. TUNE: Turn this knob to tune in radio stations. SEEK D : Press the right or the left ...both SCAN arrows. SCAN will appear on the display. The radio will scan to the next station, play for a few ... FM2) by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press AM-FM to select AM...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ...to move the sound toward the left or the right speakers. FADE: Turn the control ring behind the lower knob to move the sound toward the front or the rear speakers. 3. Press two adjoining pushbuttons at the same time, within five seconds. Whenever you press the same two pushbuttons, the station you ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... turn the control all the way down. Playing the Radio PWR (Power): Press this knob to turn the... RECALL: Press this button to switch the display between the radio station frequency and the time. Time ... selection. TUNE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to choose radio stations. Push the...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... station. Press either SEEK arrow again to stop scanning. The radio will seek and scanonly to stations that are in the selected band and only ... this button again or one of the pushbuttons to stop scanning presets. The radio will scan only to thepreset stations that are in the selected band and only ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    .... FADE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn the knob to move the sound toward the front or the rear speakers. Return these knobs to their stored positions when..., rockand classical stations. To return thebass and treble to manual mode, either the press and release the AUTOTONE ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    1 PREV (Previous): Press this pushbutton to search for the previous track. If you hold this pushbutton or press it more than once, the disc will advance further Sound is muted in this mode. 2 RDM (Random): Press this pushbutton to play the tracks on the disc in random, rather than sequential, ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ...to listen to the radio when playing a CD. The CD symbol will still display but the letters CD will be replaced with either AM, FM1 or FM2. If the radio is turned off, ...a few seconds, the player will pull the CD back in. The radio will continue playing. When the ignition is off, press this ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ...CD will remain safely inside the radio for future listening. This feature allows rear seat passengers ...listen to any of the music sources: radio, and CDs. However, rear the seat passengers can ...headphones while the driver listens to the radio through the front speakers. The rear seat passengers have ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ....The scan functionis inactive if the front radio is in use. Theft-Deterrent Feature THEFTLOCK... ignored, the system plays normally and the radio is not protected by the feature. If THEFTLOCK... stolen. When THEFTLOCK@is activated, the radio will display LOC to indicate a locked condition anytime battery...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... than 15 seconds to elapse between any steps, the radio automatically reverts to time and you must start ... 5 through 7 to confirm your secret code. 3. Turn the radio off. 9. Press AM FM and this time... will show SEC to let you know that your radio is secure. The LED indicator by the volume knob will ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... no more than 15 seconds between steps: 1. Turn the ignition on. 2. Turn the radio off. 3. Press the 1 and 4 pushbuttons at the same time. Hold them ... dealership. If the code entered is incorrect, SEC will appear on the display. The radio will remain secured until the correct code is entered. When ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    Understanding Radio Reception AM The range for most AM stations is greater than for FM, ... is badly bent, as it might be by vandals, you should replace it. Check occasionally to be sure the mast is still tightened .... Care of Your CDs Handle discs carefully. Store them in their original cases or other ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    Section 4 Driving Your Vehicle Your Driving. the Road. and Your Vehicle ...4-2 Freeway Driving ...4.20 Before Leaving on a Long Trip ...4.21 Defensive Driving ...4.2 Highway Hypnosis ...4.22 Drunken Driving ...4-3 Control of a Vehicle ...4-6 Hill and Mountain Roads ...4-22 Braking ...4-6 Winter ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... mistakes. Anticipate what they might do. Be ready for their mistakes. Rear-end collisions are about the most preventable of accidents. Yet they are ... concentrating on a cellular telephone call, reading, or reaching for something on the floor - makes proper defensive driving more difficult and can ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... these laws. The obvious way to eliminate the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. But what ... depends on each person and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone who is drinking depends ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    According to the American Medical Association, a 180 Ib (82 kg) person who drinks three 12 ounce (355 ml) bottles of beer in an hour will end up with a BAC of about 0.06 percent. The person would reach the same BAC by drinking three 4 ounce (120 ml) glasses of wine or three mixed drinks if each had...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    But the ability to drive is affected well below a BAC of 0.10 percent. Research shows that the driving skills of many people are impaired at a BAC approaching 0.05 percent, and that the effects are worse at night. All drivers are impaired at BAC levels above 0.05 percent. Statistics show that the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... might be less with one driver and as long as two or three seconds or more with another. Age, physical condition, alertness, coordination and eyesight all play a part. So do alcohol, drugs and frustration. But even in 3/4 of a second, a vehicle moving at 60 mph (I00km/h) travels 66 feet (20 m). That...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ...engine ever stops while you're driving, brake normally but don't pump your brakes. If you do, the pedal may get ... This is normal. ANTI LOCK I I I I States United Canada If there's a problem with the anti-lock brake system, this warning light will stay on. See Anti-Lock Brake System Warning...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... brakes and continue braking. Here's what happens with ABS: A computer senses that wheels are slowing down. If one of...separately work the brakes at each front wheel and at both rear wheels. As you brake, your computer keeps receiving updates on wheel speed and controls braking pressure accordingly....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... to stop, even though you have anti-lock brakes. Power Steering If you lose power...take much more effort. Using Anti-Lock Don't pump the brakes. Just hold the brake pedal down firmly and let anti-...the vehicle to change its path when you turn the front wheels. If there's no traction, inertia will ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ...in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking - if you can stop in ... That's the time for evasive action - steering around the problem. Your vehicle can perform very well... can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left or right depending on the space available. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    Off -Road Recovery You mayfind that your right wheels have dropped the off edge of a road onto the...a quick decision. If you are holding the steering wheel at the recommended 9 and 3 o'clock positions, you..., steer quickly, and just as quickly straighten the wheel once you have avoided the object. The...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ...move into the other lane. If the way is clear to pass, you will have a "running start" that morethan makes up for the distance you would lose by dropping ... to pass theslow vehicle. Remember to glance over your shoulder and check the blindspot. "Drive ahead." Look down the road, to the sides ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    Check your mirrors,glance over your shoulder,and start yourleft lane changesignal before...into right lane. (Remember that the your right outside mirror convex. The vehicle you is just passed may ...too much throttle causes the driving wheels to spin. A cornering skid is best handled by easing your foot ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... water, ice or packed snow on the road to make a "mirrored surface" - and slow down when you have any doubt. Remember: Any anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps avoid only ... reason is that some drivers are likely to be impaired - by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. 4-14
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... drink and drive. Adjust your inside rearview mirror to reduce the glare from headlamps behind you. e ..., you may need to Your eyes will have less trouble adjusting to night. But if you're driving... to pick out dimly lighted objects. Just as your headlamps should be checked regularly for proper aim, ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... in good shape and keep your windshield washer tank filled with washer fluid. Replace your windshield wiper inserts when they show signs of streaking or missing areas... separate from the inserts. Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you can't stop, accelerate or turn as well ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... 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 puddles. But if ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ...: If you drive too quickly through deep puddles or standing water, water can come in through your engine's air intake and badly damage your engine. Never drive through water thatis slightly lower than the underbody of your vehicle. If you can't avoid deep puddles or standing water, drive through...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... the corner is busy enough to need it. When a light turns green, and just before you start to move, check both ways for vehicles that have not cleared the intersection or may be running the red light. One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You'll want to ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... the prevailing speed. Switch on your turn signal, check your mirrors and glance over your shoulder as often as necessary. Try to blend smoothly with the... unless you want to pass. Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your turn signal. Just before you leave the lane, ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... Washer Fluid: Is the reservior full? Are all windows clean inside and outside? Wiper Blades: Are they in good shape? Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: Have you checked all levels? e e Before Leaving on a Long Trip Make sure you're ready. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ...ventilated, with a comfortably cool interior. Keep your eyes moving. Scan the road ahead and to the sides. Check your mirrors and your instruments frequently. If you get sleepy, pull off the road into a rest, service or parking area and take a nap, get some exercise, or ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... more enjoyable. Keep your vehicle in good shape. Check all fluid levels and also the brakes...ahill. You could crash. Always have your engine running and yourvehicle in gear when you go ...You maysee highway signs on mountains that warn of special problems. Examples arelong grades, passing or no-passing ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    Winter Driving Include an ice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer clothing, a small shovel, a flashlight, a red cloth and reflective warning triangles. And, if you will be driving under severe conditions, include a small bag of sand, a ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ...If you accelerate too fast, the drive wheels will spin and polish the surface under the tires even more. Your anti-lock brakes improve your vehicle's stability .... Even though you have an anti-lock braking system, you'll want... wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the least traction...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    .... If you have no blankets or extra clothing, make body insulators from newspapers, burlap bags, rags, floor mats - anything you can wrap around yourself or tuck ... your passengers safe: Turn on your hazard flashers. You can run the engine to keep warm, but be careful. 4-26
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... keep CO out. Run your engine only as long as you must. This saves fuel. When you run the engine, make it go a little faster than just idle. That is, push the accelerator slightly. This uses less fuel for the heat that you get and it keeps the battery charged. You will need a ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ..., Ice or Snow In order to free your vehicle when it is stuck, you will need to spin the wheels, but you ... use caution. Notice: Spinning your wheels can destroy parts of your vehicle as wellas the ... your wheels in the forward and reverse directions, you will cause a rocking motion that may free your ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ...towed, see Towing Your Vehicle on page 4-29. D n O n NERS MANUAL FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION^ I The Certificationflire label in your vehicle will ...called the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). The GVWR includes the weight of the vehicle, all occupants, fuel, cargo and tongue weight, if pulling a ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ...also tells you the maximum weights for the front and rear axles, called Gross Axle Weight Rating ...the GVWR for your vehicle, or the GAWR for either the front or rear axle. And, if you do have... GVWR, or either the maximum front or rear GAWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, and it can change...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... to figure the weight of the people inside the vehicle as part of your load. If )"J don't use.... To pull a trailer correctly, follow the advice in this part, and see your dealer for important... about towing a trailer with your vehicle. Additional rear axle maintenance is required for a vehicle used...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ...just driving your vehicle by itself. Trailering means changes in handling, durability and fuel economy. Successful, safe trailering takes correct equipment, and it has to ...800 km) your new vehicle is driven. Your engine, axle or other parts could be damaged. Then, during the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ...trailer will not cause damage to the vehicle, but you may experience reduced fuel economy and undesirable petformance from the engine and transmission. The tow/haul .../haul mode has been selected. See Tow/Haul Mode Light on page 3-36. The tow/haul mode is automatically turned off ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... weigh, based upon your vehicle model and options. Two-Wheel Drive (Passenger) Maximum trailer weight is calculated assuming the ... trailering equipment. The weight of additional optional equipment, passengers and cargo in the tow vehicle must be subtracted from the maximum trailer weight. You can ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ...s tires are inflated to the upper limit for cold tires. You’ll find these numbers on the Certificationflire label at the rear edge of the driver’s door or see Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-29. Then be sure you don’t go over the GVW limit for ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... be adequate. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so you'll ... at the port on the master cylinder that sends fluid to the rear brakes. But don't use copper ... the road if it becomes separated from the hitch. Instructions about safety chains may beprovided by the hitch ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ...know your rig. Acquaint yourself with the feel of handling and braking with the added weight of the trailer....chains, electrical connector, lamps, tires and mirror adjustment. If the trailer has electric... to be sure the brakes are working. This lets you check your electrical connection at the same time...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... seeing your signal when they are not. It's important to check occasionally to be sure the trailer bulbs are still working. Backing Up Hold the bottom of the steering wheel with one hand. Then, to move the trailer to .... Always back up slowly and, if possible, have someone guide you. 4-38
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... engine overheating. To avoid this, let the engine run while parked (preferably on level ground) with the automatic ... in PARK (P) for a few minutes before turning the engine off. If you do get ... someone place chocks under the trailer wheels. 3. When the wheel chocks are in place, release the regular ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ...: Maintenance When Trailer Towing Your vehicle will need service more often when you're pulling a ... system and brake system. Each of these is covered in this manual, and the Index will help you find them ... these sections before you start your trip. Check periodically to see that all hitch nuts and ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ...the ground. The eight-wire harness must be routed out of your vehicle between the rear door and the floor, with enough of the harness left on both sides so.... Blue: Auxiliary circuit (eight-wire harness only). Orange: Fused auxiliary (eight-wire harness only). Store the harness ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 217
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  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... - 3 Doing Your Own Service Work ...5-3 Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle ...5-4 Fuel ...5.5 Gasoline Octane ...-5-5 ... ...5.7 Filling Your Tank ...5-8 Filling a Portable Fuel Container ...5-10 Checking Things Under the Hood ...5-1 1 Hood Release ...5.11 Engine Compartment Overview ...5....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... ...5-92 Headlamp Wiring ...5-92 Windshield Wiper Fuses ...5-92 Power Windows and Other Power Options ...5-92 Fuses and Circuit Breakers ...5-93 Capacities and Specifications ...3-... Capacities and Specifications ...5-99 Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts ...5-101 Appearance Care ...5.83 ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ...service needs. You'll get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope ...service work, you'll want to use the proper service manual. It tells you much more about... manual can. To order the proper service manual, see Service Publications Ordering lnformation on page 7-I...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... should keep a record with all parts receipts and list the mileage and the date of any service work you perform. See Part E: Maintenance Record on pi- - ?...it. Be sure you have sufficient knowledge, experience, the proper replacement parts and tools before you attempt any vehicle ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    Fuel Use of the recommended fuel is an important part of the proper maintenance of your vehicle. Gasoline Specifications ... normal. This does not indicate a problem exists or that a higher-octane fuel is necessary. If you ...higher-octane fuel and hear heavy knocking, your engine needs service. Canada ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... emissions standards, your vehicle will operate satisfactorily on fuels meeting federal specifications, but emission ... required to contain additives that will help prevent engine and fuel system deposits from forming, allowing ... methanol. It can corrode metal parts in your fuel system and also damage ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... ask the attendant where you buy gasoline whether the fuel contains MMT. General Motors does not... occurs, return to your authorized GM dealer for service. Fuels in Foreign Countries If you plan...fuel wouldn't be covered by your warranty. To check the fuel availability, ask an auto club, or contact ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... and that can cause very bad injuries. Don't smoke if you're near fuel or refueling your vehicle. Keep sparks, flames and smoking materials away from fuel. The tethered fuel cap is behind a hinged door on the driver's side of your vehicle. 5-8
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... full, and is more likely in hot weather. Open the fuel cap slowly and wait for any "hiss" ... remove the fuel cap, turn it slowly to the left (counterclockwise). The fuel cap has a spring in it; if you let go of... the tank do not overfill by squeezing in much more fuel after the pump shuts off. 5-9
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... cap. The diagnostic system can determine if the fuel cap has been left off or ... Malfunction lndicator Lamp on page 3-30. F i l h g a Portable Fuel Container ~ Notice: If you need a... lndicator Lamp" in the Index. Never fill a portable fuel container while is in it your vehicle. Static electricity...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    Checking Things Under the Hood Hood Release Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like fuel, oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield washer and other fluids, and plastic or rubber. You or ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    2. Then go to the front of the vehicle and release the secondary hood release. 3. Lift the hood, release the hood prop from its retainer and put the hood prop into the slot in the hood. Before closing the hood, be sure all the filler caps are on properly. Then lift the hood to relieve pressure on ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    Return the prop to its retainer. Then just pull the hood down and close it firmly. 5-13
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    ... C. Engine Oil Dipstick D. TransmissionDipstick E. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter F.Engine Oil Fill G. Brake Master Cylinder ... Battery Engine Oil It is importanttokeepengine oil at the proper level. Checking Engine Oil It's a good idea to check yourengine oil every time you getfuel.Inordertoget an ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ...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 on page 5-99. The engine oil fill cap is located on the valve cover in the engine compartment on...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... carry this starburst symbol. If you chooseto perform the engine oil change service yourself, be sure the oil you use has the starburst symbol on the front ...oil changed for you, besure the oil put into your engine is American Petroleum Institute certified for gasoline engines. You ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... are below freezing. e Notice: Use only engine oil with the American Petroleum Institute Certified ...cold starting and better protection for your engine at extremely low temperatures. Most trips ... of your vehicle. The vehicle is used for delivery service, police, taxi or other commercial application....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ..., then you need to change your oil and filter every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or ... your own oil, be sure to drain all the oil from the filter before disposal. Never dispose of oil by ... that collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    Engine Cover Removing the Engine Cover and passenger's side corners. 1. Move both front seats as far back as they will go. 5-20
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 238
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  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... of the heater duct and pull down gently to remove it. 6. Loosen the two bolts on the engine cover. The bolts are not supposed to come out the cover, only from of ... dash. When removing thecover, be careful not to damage the instrument panel or the trim. 7. Disconnect the AM radio ground strap. 5-22
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ...dash. 3. Put the heaterduct over the engine cover studs. Push up onthe duct gently.... 4. Reconnect the electrical connectors. 5. Reconnect the AM radio ground strap. 8. Grasp the bottom of the cover... strap on the driver's side above the rear mount. 6. Reinstall the engine cover extension by gently...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... Schedule to determine when to replace the engine air cleanedfilter and the crankcase ventilation filter. See Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services on page 6-4. See Engine Compartment Overview .../filter cover. Be sure the engine air cleaner/filter cover is correctly positioned to seal out ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ...the fluid and filter every 50,000 miles (83 000 km). How to Check Because this ... done at the dealership service department. If you do it yourself, be sure to follow all the instructions here... weather. While pulling a trailer. See Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services on page 6-4. To get the right ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ...vehicle as follows: Park your vehicle on a level place. Keep the engine running. With the parking brake applied, place the shift lever in...range. Then, position the shift lever in PARK (P). Let the engine run at idle for three minutes or more. The transmission dipstick has a red handle and is located ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... back in all the way; then flip the handle down to lock the dipstick in place. After adding fluid, recheck the fluid level as described under "How to Check." When the correct fluid level is obtained, push the ... back in all the way; then flip the handle down to lock the dipstick in place. 5-27
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    .... The following explains your cooling system and how to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating, see Engine Overheating on page 5-3I . A 50/... rust and corrosion. Help keep the proper engine temperature. Let the warning lights and gages work as they should....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... mixture can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater coreand other parts. The vehicle must be on ... than four times a year, have your dealer check your cooling system. Notice: If you use... the system. These can be harmful. Checking Coolant r Lvrl DEX-COOL@ L A A The engine coolant tank is ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol, ... cap is located in the engine compartment on the passenger's side of the vehicle. Occasionally check the coolant level ... be to prevent coolant loss and possible engine damage from overheating. Be sure the arrows on the cap ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... temperature gage on your vehicle's instrument panel. See Engine Coolant Temperature Gage on page 3-30. Sean, ... if you just open the hood. Stay away from the engine if yousee or hear steam coming from it... the hood. If you keep driving when your engine is overheated, the liquids init can catch fire. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ...Coming From Your Engine If you get an engine overheat warning but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little too hot when...it cools down. You may decide not to lift the hood but to get service help right away. 5-32
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ...radiator hoses, heater hoses, radiator, water pump or somewhere else in the cooling system. A. Coolant... parts, can be very hot. Don't touch them. If you do, you can be burned. Don't run the engine if therea leak. If you run is the engine,it could lose all coolant. That could cause an engine fire...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ...accelerator pedal down. If it doesn't, your vehicle needs service. Turn off the engine. Nofice: Engine damage from running your engine ... you use only DEX-COOL@ (silicate-free) coolant. If coolant other than DEX-... Recovery Tank If you haven't found a problem yet, but the coolant level isn't ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... water can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. Use the recommended coolant and the... can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Don't spill coolant on a hot engine. When ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    If the overheat warning continues, there's one more thing you can try. You can add the proper coolant mixture directly to the radiator, but be sure the cooling system is cool before you do it. 1 Steam and scalding liquids from a hot cooling system can blow out and burn you badly.They are under ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    How to Add Coolant to the Radiator You can remove the radiator pressure cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. 2. Then keep turning the pressure cap, but now push down as you turn it. Remove the pressure cap. 1. Turn the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    3. Fill the radiator with the proper DEX-COOL@ coolant mixture, up to the base of the filler neck. See Engine Coolant on page 5-28 for more information about the proper coolant mixture. 4. Then fill the coolant recovery tank to the ADD mark. 5. Put the cap back on the coolant recovery tank, but ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... more air to cool the engine. In most everyday driving conditions, the clutch is not fully engaged. This improves fuel economy and reduces fan noise. Under heavy ... is not required and the clutch disengages. 6. Start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    Power Steering Fluid How to Check Power Steering Fluid Turn the key off, let the engine compartment cool down, wipe the cap ... or you hear an unusual noise. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-14 for ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ...windshield washer fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If you will be operating ...using concentrated washer fluid, follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water. Don't mix water ... washer fluid tank and other parts of the washer system. Also, water doesn't...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... when you get new brake linings. You should add (or remove) brake fluid, as necessary, only when work is done on the brake hydraulic system. Your brake master cylinder reservoir is filled with DOT-3 brake fluid. See Engine Compadment Overview on page 5-14 for the location of the reservoir. 5-42
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... when work i done on the brake s hydraulic system. See "Checking Brake Fluid" in this section. MIN / \\ \ Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine when to check your brake fluid. See Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections on page 6-30. You can check the brake fluid without ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... the wrong fluid can badly damage brake system parts. For example, just a few drops of mineral-based oil, suchas engine oil, in your brake system can damage brake system parts so badly that they'll have to be replaced. Don't let someone put in the wrong kind ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... brake pads for wear and evenly tighten wheel nuts in the proper sequence to GM torque specifications. Brake linings should always be replaced as complete axle sets. See Brake System...increase in pedal travel. This could be a sign of brake trouble. Brake Adjustment Notice: Continuing to drive ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... andtested with top-quality GM brake parts. When you replace parts of your braking system -for... sure you get new approved GM replacement parts. If you don't, your brakes may no longer work properly. ... puts in the wrong replacement brake parts. Battery Your new vehicle comes with a maintenance free ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... or more, remove the black, negative (-) cable from the battery. This will help keep your battery from running down. Jump Starting If your battery has run down, you may want to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your vehicle. But ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ...procedure. Put an automatic transmission in PARK (P) and a manual transmission in NEUTRAL. 3. Turn off the ignition... all lamps that aren't needed as well as radios. This will avoid sparks and help save both batteries. In addition, it couldsave your radio! 4. Open the hoods and locate the batteries...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    Fans or other moving engine p-. ts can injure you badly. Keep your hands away from moving parts once the engine is running. 5. Check that the jumper cables don't have loose or missing insulation. If they do, you could get a shock. The ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... (-) cable does not go to the dead battery. It goes to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part, or to a remote negative (-) terminal on the vehicle with the dead battery. electrical shorting if jumper cables are removed incorrectly. To prevent electrical ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... positive (+) cable from the vehicle with the good battery. 4. Disconnect the red positive (+) cable from the other vehicle. Jumper Cable Removal A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part B.GoodBattery C. DeadBattery 5-5 1
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    All-Wheel Drive Lubricant checks in this section also apply to these vehicles. However, there are two additional systems that need lubrication. Transfer Case When to Check Lubricant Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine how often to check the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... of the filler plug hole, you'll need to add some lubricant. Add enough lubricant to raise the level to the bottom of the filler plug hole. What to Use Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of lubricant to use. See Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-32. 5-53
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... and Change Lubricant Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine how often to check the lubricant and when to change it. See Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services on page 6-4. If the level is below the bottom of the filler plug hole, ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    Bulb Replacement For any bulb changing procedure not listed in this section, contact your ...screws and the retainer. For the type of bulbs, see Replacement Bulbs O I J page 5-6 1. Halogen Bulbs Haloc_... or others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. 5-55...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    2. Pull the connector out and unplug the lamp. Composite Headlamps 1. Open the hood. 2. Remove the two screws from the sidemarkedturn signal lamp. 3. Plug the new lamp into the connector. 4. Reverse Steps 1 and 2 to reinstall the headlamp. 5-56
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    4. Remove the screw located behind the corner reflector to remove the entire corner reflector. 3. Completely remove the sidemarkedturn signal lamp by pulling out the assembly and disconnecting the sidemarkedturn signal lampsockets from the lamp. 5-57
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    7. Turn the halogen bulb counterclockwiseto remove it from the assem bly. 5. Remove the remaining three screws, the first one from the corner reflector pocket and the two remaining from the composite assembly. 8. Install the new bulb into the composite assembly by turning it clockwise until it is...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... bulb from the socket. 6. Gently push the new bulb into the socket. 7. Put the socket back into the lamp assembiy and turn it clockwise until it locks. 8. Put the parkinghurn signal lamp assembly back into the vehicle and tighten the screws. 3. Squeeze the tab on the side of the lamp socket while ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    Taillamps 1. Open the rear door. 2. Remove the two screws from behind the door. 3. Pull out the taillamp assembly so you can see the socket. 5-60
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... have a tab, turn the socket counterclockwise to remove the socket from the bezel. Replacement Bulbs I I Exterior Lamp Halogen Headlamps Sealed Beam Halogen ...H6054 I9006 (Low Beam) I 5. Remove the old bulb from the socket and replace it with a new one. 6. Reverse Steps 1 through 4 to reinstall ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... cracking. See "Wiper Blade Check in At Least Twice a Year on page 6-26 for more information. To replace your windshield wiper blade inserts,...one in place. Make sure the tabs are locked into position. See Normal Maintenance Replacement Partson page 5- 10I for the proper type of replacement blade. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your GMC Warranty booklet for ... resulting accident could cause serious injury. Check all tires frequently to maintain the recommended pressure. Tire pressure should be checked when your tires are cold. Overinflated tires are more ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ...- Tire Pressure The Certificationnire label, which is on the rear edge of the driver's door, shows the correct inflation pressures... heat Tireoverloading Bad wear Badhandling Bad fuel economy If your tires have ... Time for New Tires on page 5-66 and Wheel Replacement on page 5-69 for more information....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...first rotation is the most important. See "Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services," in Section 6, for scheduled rotation ... Specifications on page 5-99. - Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the part s to which it is fastened, can make... nuts become loose after a time.The wheel could come off and cause...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... for New Tires One wayto tell when it's time for newtires is to check the treadwear indicators, which will appear whenyour tires have only 1/16... to give proper endurance, handling, speed rating, traction, ride and other things during normal service on your vehicle. If your tires have an all-season ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ...bias-belted tires), the vehicle may not handle properly, and you could have ... size and type tires on all wheels. It's all right to drive with your ...-ply tires on yo^. vet,,Je, the wheel rim flanges could develop cracks ... many miles of driving. A tire and/or wheel could fail suddenly, causing a crash....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and climate. Temperature ...B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum required by law. Warning: The temperature ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... any of your wheels, wheel bolts or wheel nuts, replace them only with new GM original equipment parts. This way, you will be ... wheel, wheel bolts and wheel nuts for replacement. Notice: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or -~ odometer calibration,...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    Used Replacement Wheels If a Tire Goes Flat It's unusual for a tire to "blow out" ... suddenly and cause a crash. If you have to replace a wheel, use a new original equipment wheel. ... fastened. Drive slowly and follow the chain manufacturer's instructions. If you can hear the chains contacting ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... (P). The following steps will tell you how to use the jack and change a tire. 3. Turn off the engine. 4. Put the wheel blocksat the front and rear of the tire farthest away from the one being changed. That would be the tire on the other side of ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... equipment you'll need is stored by your vehicle's rear doors, along the passenger's side wall. 1. Remove the jack cover by pulling it away from the side wall ... to release the tabs securing the top of the cover. 2. Remove the wheel blocks by turning the top nut counterclockwise. Remove...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    The ratchet has an UP side. It also has a DOWN side. Your compact spare tire is stored underneath the rear of your vehicle. You will use the ratchet and extension to lower the compact spare tire. 5-73
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    .... 5. Put the flat end of the extension on an anglethrough the hole in the rear door frame, abovethe bumper. Be surethe flat end connects into the hoist shaft. 7. ...the retainer plate at the end of the cable and pull it through the wheel opening. 8. Pull the tire out from under the vehicle...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... the Wheel Covers YOUwill have to take off the hub caps to reach the wheel nuts. B The tools you'll be using include the jack (A), wheel blocks (B), extension (C) and ratchet (D). To remove the hub cap from the aluminum wheel, fit the flat end of the extension into the notch. Then, remove ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... Before you start, block the front and rear of the tire farthest away from the one being changed. ...injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when is supported only by a jack. it 2. With the DOWN side facing ... the ratchet and socket to loosen all the wheel nuts counterclockwise. Don't remove them ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    I 4. Attach the ratchet to the extension with the UP side facing you. c B Front Position 5. Turn the ratchet clockwise. That will raise the jack lift head a little. A. Front Jack Location B. Jack C. Ratchet and Extension 6. Position the jack under the vehicle. 5-77
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    . . B' Rear Position A. Rear Jack Location B. Jack C. Ratchet and Extension C 7. Raise the vehicle by turning the ratchet clockwise. Make sure the...far enough off the ground so there is enough room for the compact spare tire to fit underneath the wheel well. 8. Remove all the wheel nuts and take off...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ...Make sure the cone-shaped end is toward the wheel. Tighten each nut by hand until ...your dealer as soon as possible. Rust or dirt on the wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make ..., remove any rust ordirt from the places where the wheel attaches the to vehicle. In an emergency, you can ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... proper torq specification. See "Capacities and Specifications" in the index for the wheel nut torque specification. 13. Remove the wheel blocks... to an accident. Be sure to use the correct wheel nuts. If you have to replace them, be sure to get new GM original equipment wheel nuts. Stop somewhere...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ... facing you, to the extension. 3. Put the flat end of the extension on an angle through the hole in the rear door frame, above the bumper. The compact spare is for temporary use only. Replace the compact spare tire with a full-size tire as soon as ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ...vehicle was new, it can lose air after a time. Check the inflation pressure regularly. It should be 60 psi (420... and have your full-size tire repaired or replaced where you want. Of course, it's best to replace... That can damage the tire and wheel, and maybe other parts of your vehicle. Don't use ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ...container to clean your vehicle, be sure to follow the manufacturer's warnings and instructions. And always open your doors or windows when you're cleaning the ...to clean your vehicle: 0 0 0 Don't use any of these unless this manual says you can. In many uses, these will damage...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ...area immediately or it will set. - Special Fabric Cleaning Problems before Stains caused by such things.... 2. If a stain remains, follow the cleaner instructions described earlier. 3. If an odor lingers.... 3. If a stain remains, follow the cleaner instructions described earlier. 5. As soon as you've...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... cleaners on glass, because they may cause scratches. Avoidplacing decals on the inside rear window, since they may have to be scraped off later. If abrasive cleaners are used onthe inside of the rear window, an electric defogger element may be damaged. Anytemporary license should not...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... months. During very cold, damp weather more frequent application may be required. See Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-32. Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses Use ... and a car washing soap to clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing Your Vehicle." 5-86
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ...clear after using the windshield washer, or if the wiper blade chatters when running, wax, sap or other material may be on blade or... solvent. Then rinse the blade with water. Check the wiper blades and clean them as necessary; replace blades that look worn. Nofice: Machine compounding or aggressive ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... or replacement, make sure the body repair shop applies anti-corrosion material to parts ... to restore corrosion protection. Original manufacturer replacement parts will provide the corrosion protection while ... materials avaliable from your dealer or other service outlets. Larger areas of finish damage...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... collect on the underbody. If these are not removed, accelerated corrosion (rust} can occur on the underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan and exhaust system even though they have corrosion protection. At least every spring, flush ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials (cont'd) I DescriDtion Chrome and Wire Wheel Cleaner I I Usage Removes dirt and grime from chrome ... Concentrate Usage Medium foaming shampoo. Cleans and lightly waxes. Biodegradable and DhosDhate free. Quickly and easily removes spots and stains from carpets,...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ...(VIN) Service Parts Identification Label You'll find this label on the front passenger door ...Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates of title and registration. Engine Identification ...code. This code will help you identify your engine, specifications and replacement parts. 5-91
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... to your vehicle, see Servicing Your AirBag-Equipped Vehicle on page 1-69. Windshield Wiper Fuses The windshield wiper motor is protected by a circuit breaker and ...Power Windows and Other Power Options Circuit breakers in the fuse panel protect the power windows and other power ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... of fires caused by electrical problems. Look at the silver-colored band inside the fuse. If the band is ... If you ever have a problem on the road and don't have a spare fuse, you can borrow ... without - like the radio or cigarette lighter - and use its fuse, if it is the correct amperage. Replace it ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... Power Outlets, DLC, Subwoofer Amplifier Crank Circuit Fuse, ParWNeutral Switch, Starter Enabler Relay License ... Lamp, Panel Lights, Trailer Taillamps, Front and Rear Sidemarker Lamps, Door Switch .../Hazard Lamps, Center High Mounted Stop Lamp, Anti-Lock Brakes Radio Accy, Rear Seat Audio Controls 9 ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ... Motor, HI Blower Relay. Defogger Timer Coil 13 Cigarette Lighter, Door Lock Switches, Dutch Door Release Module 14 Cluster Illum, Climate Controls,... AdjustMirrors Not Used Rear Wiper, Rear Washer Pump Not Used (Circuit Breaker) Power Door Lock Relay, 6-Way Power Seats (Circuit...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... Fuse Block The underhood fuse block is located toward the rear of the engine compartment on the driver's side of ... hood and open the cover to gain access to this fuse block. A fuse puller is included in the underhood fuse block. You will also find spare fuses. Feed AUX B AUX A Usage Upfitter ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... Air Conditioning Relay Headlamps Headlamps Relay Fuel Pump Fuel Pump Relay FuselCircuit Breaker UPFITTERBATT ...AC ATC FRT HVAC ENG-I Usage Not used Fuel Pump Relay and Motor, VCM, Oil ... Relay and Compressor Rear Heater and Air Conditioning Active Transfer Case-L Van Front Heater and Air Conditioning ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ...DIODE-I Air Conditioning Blank Not Used Not Used Blank Blank Not Used LIGHTING Courtesy Fuse, Power Adjust Mirrors Fuse, Truck Body Control .../Hazard Fuse, Auxiliary Power Fuse, Cigarette Lighter Fuse, Radio Battery Fuse Fuse/Circuit Breaker IGN A IGN B ABS Blank RAP HTD MIRI RR DEFOG Usage Starter ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ...for charge capacity information and requirements. Engine Specifications "Vortec" 4300 V6 MFI* 1-6-5-4-3-2 I *Micro Fuel IniectionTire Pressures - See Loadina Vehicle Your on m a e 4-29. I Capacities and Specifications I Capacities I Fuel Transmission Fluid (Drain and Refill) I 27.0...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ...(cont'd) I Application Differential Fluid Front Axle Rear Axle 2.6 pints 3.5 pints Capacities English ...Refrigerant Type 134a Front A/C Front and Rear A/C 2.25 Ibs. 3.0 Ibs. 1.02 kg ..., be sure to fill to the appropriate level, as recommended in this manual. recheck the fluid level after filling....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Replacement part numbers listed in this section are based on the latest ...available at the time of printing, and are subject to change. If a part listed in this manual is not the same ...CV769C* 41 -932* GF481* I Spark Plugs I Fuel Filter Wiper Blades (Front) Type ...
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  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... Inspection ...6.30 Throttle System Inspection ...-6-31 Transfer Case and Front Axle (All-Wheel Drive) Inspection ...-6-31 Brake System Inspection ......6.7 Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance ...6.18 Part B: Owner Checks and Services ...6.26 At Each Fuel Fill ...6-26 At Least Once a Month ...6.26 ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... AS RECOMMENDED ~~ 1 Maintenance Requirements Maintenance intervals, checks, inspections and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in good working condition. Any damage caused by...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ...serIine center do these jobs. "Part B: Owner Checks and Services" tells you ...good condition. "Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections" explains important inspections that your dealer's service department or another qualified service center should perform. "Part D: Recommended Fluids and...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ...to your dealer for your service needs, you'll know that GM-trained and supported sewice people will ... Make sure whoever services your vehicle uses them. All parts should be replaced and all ... road surfaces within driving limits. use the recommended fuel. See Gasoline Octane on page 5-5. Using Your ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ...(severe conditions only). Every 30,000Miles (50000 km): Engine Air Cleaner Filter Replacement. Fuel Filter Replacement. Every 50,000 Miles (83000 km): Automatic Transmission Service (normal conditions). Transfer Case Fluid Change. Every 100,000Miles (166000 km): Spark ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ...,000 Miles (25000 km): Automatic Transmission Service (severe conditions only). Every 30,000 Miles (50 000 km): Fuel Filter Replacement. Engine Air Cleaner Filter Replacement. Front Wheel Bearing Repack (two-wheel drive only) (or at...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... km) for the life of this vehicle. See Part B: Owner Checks and Services on page 6-26 and Part ... oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 0 Lubricate ... oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 0 Lubricate ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... footnote #.) Inspect engine air cleaner filter if you are driving in dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote t.) Check readfront axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... Two-Wheel-Drive vehicles only: Clean and repack the front wheel bearings (or at eachbrake relining, whichever occurs first). 0 Replace fuel filter. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote t.) B Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ...oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. U Lubricate ...oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 0 Lubricate ... and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 0 Lubricate ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ...frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. U Inspect engine air cleaner filter if you are driving in dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote t.) If you do not use your ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... therefore, haven't changed your automatic transmission fluid, change both the fluid and filter. 0 Change transfer case fluid. whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. U Lubricate chassis components (or every 3 months, whichever...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... underany of these conditions, change the fluid and filter every 50,000 miles (83 000 km). 0 Replace fuel filter. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote f.) 0 Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. 0 Rotate ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 0 Lubricate ... oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 0 Lubricate ... oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. c1 ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ...). 0 Inspect engine air cleaner filter if you are driving in dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote t.) 0 Check readfront axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ...oil and filter (or every 3 months, 0 0 whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 0 Lubricate ...oil and filter (or every 3 months, 0 whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 0 Lubricate ...fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking. For Two-Wheel...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    Cl Replace fuel filter. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote f . ) 0 Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. U Rotate tires. See Tire inspection and Rotation on page 5-64 for proper rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) 96...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... your automatic transmission fluid, change both the fluid and filter. 0 Change transfer case fluid. Cl Inspect Positive Crankcase Ventilation (...suspension, ball joints and kingpin bushings, steering linkage and transfer case shift linkage parking brake cable guides and brake pedal springs. + A good...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ...km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 0 Lubricate chassis ... (See footnote +). 15,000Miles (25000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. C Lubricate chassis ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ...Inspection and Rotation on page 5-64 for proper rotation pattern and additional information.(See footnote +). B Replace fuel filter. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote t). 0 Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ...engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, I whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. ... oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occursfirst). An Emission Control Service. 0 Lubricate chassis ... transmission fluid, change both the fluid and filter. U Change transfer case fluid. 6-21
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... and Rotation on page 5-64 for proper rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +). 0 Replace fuel filter. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote t). 0 Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. 60,000...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    67,500 Miles (112 500 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 0 Lubricate ... Miles (125 000 km) CI Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. U Lubricate...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ...Drive vehicles only: Clean and repack the front wheel bearings (or at each brake relining, whichever occurs first). 0 Replace fuel filter. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote t). 0 Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ...U Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).An Emission Control Service. 0 Lubricate ...your automatic transmission fluid, change both the fluid and filter. 0 Change transfer case fluid. 0 Inspect Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve. An Emission Control Service. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ...63 for further details. At Each Fuel Fill It is important foryou or a service station attendant to perform these underhood checks at each fuel fill. Engine Oil Level Check Check the engine oil level and add the proper oil if necessary. See Engine ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... with the lubricant specified in Part D. Body Lubrication Service Lubricate all body door hinges, the body hood, fuel door and rear compartment hinges, latches and locks including interior glove box and console doors, hood latch assembly, secondary latch, ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ... emvitnCI Check Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Co -. I System Check - - When you are doing this check, the vehicle could move suddenly. If ... If the starter works in any other position, your vehicle needs service. 3. With the engine off, turn the key to the RUN position, but don’t start the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... the parking brake. To check the parking brake's holding ability: With the engine running and transmission... brake only. To check the PARK (P) mechanism's holding ability: With the engine running, shift to PARK... C' leck Underbody Flushing Service When you are doing this check, your vehicle could...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... Proper procedures to perform these services may be found in a service manual. See Service Publications Ordering Information ... exhaust fumes into the vehicle. See Engine Exhaust on page2-30. Fuel System Inspection Inspect the complete fuel system for damage or leaks. Steering, Suspension and Front ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ...) Inspection Every 12 months, or at engine oil change intervals, check front axle and transfer case and add lubricant when necessary. A fluid loss could indicate a problem. Check and have it repaired, if needed. Check vent hose at transfer case for kinks and proper installation. 6-31...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... Fluid (GM Part No. US. 1052884, in Canada 993294, or equivalent). Parking Brake Cable Guides Fluid/Lubricant Engine oil with the American Petroleum Institute Certified ... Coolant Coolant. See Engine Coolant on page 5-28. t Power System Automatic Transmission Key Lock Cylinders I ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... Anchor and Release Pawl Hood and Door Hinges Weatherstrip Conditioning Fluid/Lubricant Lubriplate Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. U S . 12346293...10953474, or equivalent). Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM Part No. US. 12345579, in Canada 1095301 4, or equivalent). I Rear Axle TransferPart Case 6-33
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service and any additional information from "Owner Checks and Services" or "Periodic Maintenance" on the following ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    MaintenanceRecord (cont'd)
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) 6-36
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ... Government ...7-1P Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government ...7-11 Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors ...7-11 Service Publications Ordering Information ...7-1I Customer Assistance Information ...7-2 Customer Satisfaction Procedure ...7-2 Online Owner Center ...7-4 Customer ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ...your vehicle will be resolved by your dealer's sales or service departments. Sometimes, however, despite the best ... has already been reviewed with the sales, service or parts manager, contact the owner of the dealership ...). We encourage you to call the toll-free number in order to give your inquiry ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ... this informal dispute resolution program prior to filing a court action, use of the program is free of charge and your case will generally be heard within 40 days. If... to you. You may contact the BBB using the toll-free telephone number or write them at the following address: BBB ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... specific vehicle. including tips and videos and an electronic version of this owner's manual. Keep track of your vehicle's service history and maintenance schedule. Find GM dealers for service nationwide. Receive special promotions and privileges only available to ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ... Lomas de Bezares C.P. 11910 Mexico, D.F. 01-800-508-0000 Long Distance: 011-52-53 29 0 800 This program can also provide you with free resource information, such as area driver assessment centers ana mobility equipment installers. The program is available for a limited period of time from the date...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ... announce the establishment of the Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Center. As the owner of a 2003 Chevrolet, membership in Roadside Assistance ... New Vehicle Limited Warranty to eligible purchasers of 2003 Chevrolet passenger cars and light duty trucks. (See your selling dealer for details.) Toll-free ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ... retail and retail lease customers operating 2003 and newer Chevrolet vehicles for a period of... Roadside or dealer service management. Basic Careand Courtesy Care are not part of or included ...you can be reached Vehicle mileage Description of problem 0 Canadian Roadside Assistance Vehicles purchased ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... immediately, keep driving it until it can be scheduled for service, unless, of course, the problem is safety-related. If it is, please call your dealership, let them know this, and ask for instructions. If the dealer requests that you simply drop the vehicle off for service, you are ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... coverage, credit card, etc. You are responsible for fuel usage charges and may also be... up to 10 miles from the dealership. Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement If your vehicle requires ...transportation through a friend or relative, reimbursement for reasonable fuel expenses up to $10 per day ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... and all program options, such as shuttle service, may not be available at every dealer. .... However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General ... Motors of Canada New Vehicle Limited Warranty, alternative transportation may be available under the Courtesy ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ... Service Publications Ordering Information Service Manuals Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, transmission, ..., Ontario L1H 8P7 Transmission, Transaxle, Transfer Case Unit Repair Manual This manual provides information on unit repair service procedures, adjustments...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ... information needed to knowledgeably service General Motors cars and trucks. Each bulletin contains instructions to assist in the diagnosis and service of your vehicle. In Canada, information ... SELL PRICE: $35.00 Without Portfolio: Owner's Manual only. RETAIL SELL PRICE: $25.00 7-12...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ...64 Air CleanedFiIter, Engine ...5-24 7-5 All Overseas Locations ...All-Wheel Drive ...5-52 All-WheelDrive(AWD)System ...2-26 All-Wheel-Drive Service Light ...3-35 AluminumWheels ...5-88 AM ...3-50 AM-FM Radio ...3-39 Antenna, Fixed Mast ...3-50 Anti-...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ... Care of Safety Belts ...5-86 Care ofYour CD Player ..., ...3-50 3-50 CDS ...Cargo Vans ...1-41,1-48 Center Passenger Position, Safety Belts ...1-27 ...5-70 Chains, Tires ...Charging System Light ...3-27 Check Engine Light ..., ...3-30 GagesWarningLight ...3-36 ~ ~ ~ ~
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    CheckingBrake Fluid ...Checking Coolant ...Checking Engine Oil ...Checking Things Under the Hood ...86 Climate Control System ...3-18 Rear ...3-21 Rear Air Conditioning System ...3-20 ...10 United States Government ...Roadside Assistance Program ...7-6 Service Publications Ordering Information ...7-11 3...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ... Feature ...3-49 Doing Your Own Service Work ...5-3 Dome Lamps ...3-16 Door 2-8 Front Doors ...2-7 Locks ...Power Door Locks ...2-8 Programmable Automatic Door Locks ...2-9 Rear Doors ...2-13 Sliding SideDoor ...2-10 Driver Position, Safety Belt ...1-18 Driver Information System ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ... Coolant Level Check ...Engine Oil Additives ...Engine Oil Level Check ...Entry Lighting ...... ...3-37 6-30 System Inspection ...Fuel Regulator ...2-21 Fuses Fuses and Circuit Breakers ... Warning Light ...Engine CoolantTemperature ...Fuel ...Oil Pressure ...Speedometer ...Voltmeter Gage ...Garage Door ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ...64 How to Check Lubricant ...5-53 How to Check Power Steering Fluid ...5-40 How to Use This Manual ...ii How to Wear Safety Belts Properly ...1-18 Hydroplaning ... ...4-26 2-19 Ignition Positions ...6-29 Ignition Transmission Lock Check ...Infants and Young Children, Restraints ...1-38 ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ... Fuse Block ...5-93 Interior Lamps ...3-15 5-85 Interior Plastic Components ...Introduction Transfer Case (All-Wheel Drive) Inspection ...6-31 L Lamps Exterior ... ...2-10 Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running ...2-28 Light Air Bag Readiness ...3-26 Anti-Lock Brake System Warning ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ... Maintenance ...6-18 4-13 Loss of Control ...3-37 Low Fuel Warning Light ...2-44 Luggage Carrier ...Lumbar 1-3 Manual Controls ... M Maintenance. Normal Replacement Parts ...5-101 Maintenance Schedule AtEach Fuel Fill ...6-26 6-26 At Least Once a Month...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ... a Compact Disc ...Playing the Radio ...3-39, 3-41 Power Accessory Outlets ...3-16 2-8 Door Locks ...5-92 Electrical System ...1-3 Seat ...Steering Fluid... ...2-19 Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts ...5-101 ...3-25 Odometer ...4-1 1 Off-Road Recovery ...Oil Engine ...5-15 Pressure...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    Power Steering ...4-9 ...2-9 Programmable Automatic Door Locks Programming the HomeLink Transmitter ...2-35 Q Questions ... Rear Climate Control System ...3-21 Rear Doors ...2-13 Rear Heating System ...3-19 ... Restraint System Parts After a Crash ...1-71 Replacing the Rear Seats ...1-9 Reporting Safety ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ... Parts After a Crash ...1-71 Restraint Systems Checking ...1-71 Replacing Parts ...1-71 1-5 Restraints, Head ...Retained Accessory Power (RAP) ...2-20 Right Front ... Fan Speed ...3-20 Service ...5-3 Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle ...5-4 All-Wheel-Drive Light ...3-35 ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ...30 Publications Ordering Information ...7-1 1 Sewice Bulletins ...7-12 Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada ...3-30 7-1 1 Service Manuals ...Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-69 Setting Preset Stations ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ...Transmission Operation. Automatic ...2-23 Transmission. Transaxle. Transfer Case Unit 7-11 Repair Manual ...7-9 Transportation Options ...Trip Odometer ......4-38 U Underbody Flushing Service ...6-29 Underhood Fuse Block ...5-96 ...3-50 Understanding Radio Reception UniformTire Quality Grading ...5-67...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Astro | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ... Washer ...3-8 Fluid ...5-41 Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check ...6-26 Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement ...5-62 5-92 Fuses ...Windshield Wipers ...3-8 4-24 Winter Driving ...6-27 Wiper Check Blade Y four Vehicle and the Environment ...6-2 14
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