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1996 GMC Savana Van Manual

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  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    N E 'S M A N U A L
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    The 1996 GMC Savana Owner's Manual Seats and Restraint Systems This section tells you how to use your seats and safety belts properly. also explains the "SIR' system. It FeaturesandControls This section explains how to start and operate your vehicle. Comfort Controls and AudioSystems ...
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    ...VOLUNTARY TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION THROUGH GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, GMC TRUCK, the GMC TRUCK Emblem and the name SAVANA are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. National Institute for AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE EXCELLENCE This manual includes the latest ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... Manual Many people read their owner’s manual From beginning to end when they first receive ... about the features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you’ll find that pictures and ... to look for what you need is the Index in the back of the manual. It’s an alphabetical list of all thatମ.
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    ...not be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly. But the notice will tell you what to do to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or in different words. You'll also see warning labels on your vehicle. They use the ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ...Here are some other symbols you may see: DOOR LOCK TURN SIGNALS e WINDSHIELD DEFROSTER COOLANT TEMP ... SEAT BELTS BRAKE (a) w, (@) HORN )cr SPEAKER POWER WINDOW ,111, DAYTIME RUNNING * LAMPS - * * .. 0 VENTILATING FAN ENGINE OIL PRESSURE FUEL FOG LAMPS $0 h a V b ANTI-LOCK BRAKES
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    Model Reference This manual covers these models: Passenger Van I Cab and Chassis I Cargo Van Vi
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    ...can also learn about some things you should not do with air bags and safety belts. Manual Front Seats Seats and Seat Controls This part tells you about the seats -- how to adjust them, take them out and put them back in. It also tells you about...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ... seat with your body, to make sure the seat is locked into place. i You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to 1 adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is moving....seat on the driver or passenger's side, you can adjust it with this switch at the front center cushion of the seat....
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... the seatback, lift the front of this lever which is located at the inner edge of the seat cushion. Move the seatback with your body and release the lever to lock the seatback where you want it. Lean forward and pull up on the front of the lever and the seatback will go to an upright position. 1-3
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    I But don't have a seatback reclined if your vehicle is moving. Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Even you buckle if up, ,your safety belts can't their job when do you're reclined like this. The shoulder belt can't do its job because it won't...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... the safety belts are not twisted and are properly attached. Rear Seats A seat that isn't locked into place properly can move around in a collision or suddenstop. People in the vehicle could be injured. sure to lock Be the seat into place properly when installing it.
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    ... At the floor, rell~ove plastic trim covers i n front the of and behind the seat supports. 3. Lift up on the latch lever located at the front of each seat support. The latch lever will stay in the up position. 4. Roll the seat toward the open slots in both rails....
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... release located at the mid-position of each seat support. Check that both sides of the seat are locked securely by trying t o move the seat ...floor, replace the plastic trim covers i n front of and behind the seat supports. 2. Roll the seat to the set location and lock into place. 5 . Connect the ...
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    Safety Belts: They're for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells you some things you should not do with safety belts. And it explains the Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR), or airbag system. Your vehicle has a light that comes on as a ...
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    Why Safety BeltsWork 1 ... -.. , Put someone on it. Take the simplestvehicle. Suppose it's just a seat on wheels. 1-9
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    -i Get it up to speed. Then stop thevehicle. The rider doesn't stop. The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... 1-10 '
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    or the instrument panel ... or the safety belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. stop over more distance, You get more time t o stop. YOLI and your strongest bones take the forces. That's why safety belts make such good sense.
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    Here Are QuestionsMany People Ask About Safetv Belts-- and the Answers U Q: A: If I'm a good driver, and I never drive far from home, why shouldI wear safety belts? You may be an excellent driver, but if you're in an accident -- even one that isn't your fault -- you and your passengers can ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ...child will be riding in your vehicle, see thepart of this manual called “Children.” Follow those rules ...€™ll start with the driverposition. Driver Position This part describes the driver’s restraint system. Lap-... you ever had to. 1. Close and lock the door. 2. Adjust the seat (to see how, see...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ... serious or even fatal injuries.The shoulder belt shouldgo over the slloulder and across thechest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restrainingforces. The safety belt locks if there's a sudden stop or a crash. 1 1 A
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    ...desired position. You can move the adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. After you move the adjuster to where you want it, try to move it down without pushing in to make sure it has locked into position. Adjust the height so that the shoulder portionof the belt is ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    &= What's wrong with this? You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose.In a crash, you wouldmove forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt shouldfit against yourbody. L I A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won't give nearly as much protection this way....
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    What's wrong with this? if' You can be seriously injured your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. Ina crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces wouldbe there, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle...
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    &.' What's wrong with this? You can be seriously injured if your belt goes over an armrest like this. The belt would be much too high. In a crash, you can slide under thebelt. The belt force would then be applied at the abdomen, not at the pelvic bones, and that could cause serious or fatal ...
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    @ What's wrong with this? 11 You can be seriously injured if' you "ear the shoulder belt under your arm. a crash, your In body would move toofar forward, which would increase the chanceof head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which aren't as strong as ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    What's wrong with this? You can be seriously injured a twisted belt.In by a crash, you wouldn't have the full width the of belt to spread impact forces.If a beltis twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it. I I I I I I I I I I I A: The belt is...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) System This part explains the Supplemental Inflatable Q \ Restraint (SIR) ... If it says SUPPLEMENTAL INFLATABLE RESTRAINT on the middle part of the steering wheel and there's a right ... you slam the door on it, you can damage both the belt and your vehicle. 1-21
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    If it says SUPPLEMENTAL INFLATABLE RESTRAINT on the middle part of the steering wheel no but there is right frontpassenger seat, your vehicle... that person. .If it doesn't say SUPPLEMENTAL 'INFLATABLE RESTRAINT on the middle part of the steering wheel, your vehicle doesn't have air bags. Here arethe ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... children properly your in this vehicle. To read how, see the part of manual called "Children" and the caution label ... passenger's safetybelt. The system checks the air bag's electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See "Air Bag Readiness ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    How the Air Bag System Works The right front passenger's air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. Where is the air bag? The driver's ar bag is in the middle of the steering wheel. i 1-24 .
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... sodium azide sealed in the inflator. Thereaction produces nitrogen gas, which inflates the air bag. The inflator, air bag and related hardware are all part of the air bag modules packed inside the steering wheel and in the instrument panel in front of the right front passenger. When should an air ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... could cause breathing problems people with a history asthma or other of breathing trouble.To avoid this, everyone in ... safe to doso. as If you have breathing problems but can't get out of the vehicle afteran... bag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    .... Your GM dealer and the service manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the air bag system. To purchase a.service manual, see "Serviceand Owner Publications" in... connectors. Theyare probably part of the air bag system.Be sure to follow proper service procedures,and ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... Assistance before you modify your vehicle. (The phone numbers and addresses for Customer Assistance are in Step Two of the Customer Satisfaction Procedure in this manual. in See "Customer Satisfaction Procedure" the Index.) A: As long as the push bumper or bicycle rack is attached to your ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... the same way as the driver's safety belt. See "Driver Position" earlier in this section. When the shoulder belt is pulled out all the way, it will lock. If it does, let it go back all the way and start again. Rear Seat Passer- 7ers It's very important for rear seat passengers to buckle up!...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    Rear Seat OutsidePassengerPositions Lap-Shoulder Belt The positions next to the windows have lap-shoulder belts. Here's how to wear one properly.- 1. ... sure'it issecure. When the shoulder belt is pulled out all the it will way, lock. If it does, let itgo back allthe>wayand start again. If the ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... quickly if you ever had to. n n 3. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and ...go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    The safety belt locks if there's a sudden stop or a crash. A r I CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder is belt too loose.In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. To unlatch the belt, just push the ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    Center Passenger Position ft ... Lap Belt If your vehicle has rear bench seats, someone can sit in the center positions. When you sit in a center seating position, you have a lap safety belt, which has no retractor. To make the belt longer, tilt the latch plate and pull it along the belt. 1-33
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    .... Smaller Children and Babies(Er--?pt Cargo Vans with Passenger Air Bags) I To make the belt shorter, pull its free end as shown until the...babies should always be restrained in a child or infant restraint. The instructions for the restraint will saywhether it is the right type and size ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    heavy you can't hold it. For example, in a crash at only 25 mph (40 k m k ) , a 12-lb. (5.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a 240-lb. (110 kg) force on your arms. The baby would be almost impossible to hold. Secure the baby an infant restraint. in c Never hold a baby in your arms while riding in a ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    Smaller Children and Babies (Cargo Vans with Passenger Air Bags) A very young child's bones are so small that a hip regular belt ... rear-facing child restraint, cannot ride safely in this vehicle. The instructions for the restraint will say whether it is the right type and size for...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... a label saying that it meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Then follow the instructions for the restraint. You may find ... -- even when no child is in it. Where to Put the Restraint (Except Cargo Vans and Cab and ChassisModels) Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    Where to Put the Restraint (Cargo Vans and Cab and Chassis Models) The child restraint must be secured properly in the passenger seat. If your vehicle has a passenger air bag, never put a rear-facing child restraint in this vehicle. Here's w,hy: Top Strap ~ A ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... a Rear Outside Seat Position around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. If the shoulder belt goes in front ... the child restraint one. 1. Put the restrainton the seat. Follow instructions the for the child restraint. 2. Secure the child in the child restraint as the ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    5. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to setthe lock. 6. To tighten' the belt, feed the shoulder belt back into the retractor while you push down on the child restraint. , 7. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. To ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ...Seat Position You'll be using the lap belt. See the earlier part about the top strap child if the restraint has one. 1.... pulling it along the belt. 2. Put the restraint on the seat.Follow the instructions restraint. for the child 9 3. Secure the child in the child restraintas the instructions ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    4. Run the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 7. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. If it isn't, secure the restraint i n B different place in the vehicle and contact the ...
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    ... air bag. If your vehicle is a passenger van, always secure a rear-facing child restraint a rear seat. in If your vehicle is a cargo van, do not use a rear-facing child restraint in this vehicle. If a forward-... child restraint as the instructions say. 4. Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap and ...
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    .* i 5.' Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever hadto. 6. Pull the rest of the shoulder beltall the way out of the retractor to set the lock.
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... for an adult or larger child passenger. Children who have outgrown child restraints should wear the vehicle's safety belts. If you have the choice, a child should sit next to a window so the child can wear a lap-shoulder belt and get the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide. 1-45
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear seat. But they need to use the safety belts properly. 0 Children who aren't buckled up can be thrown out in a crash. Children who aren't buckled up can strike other people who are. 0 Never do this. Here two ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    Never do this. Here a child issitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If'the child wearsthe belt inthis way, in a crash the child might slide under the belt. The belt's force would then be applied right on the. child's abdomen. That could ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... around you, you should use it. Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash If you've had a crash,... for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts. If you see anything that might keep a ..., you'll need to replace air bag system parts. See the part on the air bag system earlier in this ...
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    NOTES 1-49
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    NOTES 1-50
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    ... you if everything is working properly -- and what to do if you have a problem. Keys A - CAUTION: Leaving young children in vehicle with the a ignition ... could badly injured or be even killed. They could operate power windows other or controls or even make the vehicle move. Don't leave thekeys ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    Your vehicle has one double-sided key for the ignition and all door locks The bar-coded tag has a code on it that tells ... new features that can help prevent theft. But you can havelot of a trouble gettinginto your vehicle if you ever lock your key inside.You may even haveto damage an your vehicle to...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... doors and fall out. When a door is locked, the inside handle won't open it. Outsiders can easily... off whenever you drive yourvehicle. -- -- Power Door Locks (Option) Press the bottom side ... your vehicle. From the outside, use your key. When a door is locked, the insidedoor handle will not work.
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    ...to the left to engage the security feature. Move . the button to the right to return the door locks to normal operation. I I $ SECURITY LOCK Printed In U.S.A. ...down to engage the security feature. Move the button up to return the door locks to normal operation. Side SlidingDoor Rear Cargo Door
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... this option, you can lock and unlock your doors from up to 30 feet ... to determineif battery replacement is necessary. See the instructions on battery replacement. Check the distance. You ... are turned on for 40 seconds or until the ignition switch is activated. 0 a Check the location. Other vehicles...
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    Matching Transmitter(s) To Your Vehicle Each key chain transmitter is coded to prevent another transmitter from unlocking your vehicle. If a transmitter is lost or stolen, areplacement can be purchased through your dealer. Remember to bring any remaining transmitters with you when you go to your ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    Your Doors and How They Work Fro] Doors To open the door from the outside, pull the handle and pull the ... inside, pull the lever toward you and push the door open. 60140 Swing-Out Side Door : :... To open the "60" (front) portion of a 60/40 door from the outside, pull up on the handle and pull the ...
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    ... strap will automatically re-engage. Sliding Side Door (Option) To open the "40" (rear) portion of ... door from the outside, pull the handle on the side of the rear door and pull it toward you. To close ... beyond 90 degrees. To open the sliding side door from outside, pull the handle toward the rear ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... sliding side door from outside. use the outside door handle to slide the door toward the front of the vehicle. When the door slides shut completely, it will be flush with the side of the body. To open the sliding door from inside. pull the handle and slide the door toward the rear of the vehicle.
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... close the sliding door from inside, grasp the inside handle and slide the door toward the front of the vehicle to a closed position. Make sure the door is completely shut before driving your vehicle. L To open the rear doors from the outside, open the passenger side rear door first. Pull the ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    A CAUTION: m$i& It can be dangerous to drive the rear doors with (CO) gas can open because carbon... If you must drive with the rear doors open or if electrical wiring or other cable connections... Exhaust" in the Index. To open the driver side rear door, pull the latch release lever at the inside edge...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... Night Park in a lighted spot, close all windows and lock your vehicle. Remember to keep your valuables... storage area, like your glove box. Lock all the doors except the driver's. Key in the Ignition If you...be locked, and so will your ignition and transmission. And remember to lock the doors. 2-12
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    New Vehicle "Break-In" Ignition Switch Your key lets you turn the ignition ... ACCESSORY lets you use things like the radio, power windows and the windshield wipers when the engine is off. To ... it toward you. Your steering wheel will remain locked, just as it was before you inserted the key. 2-13
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... feature. You will only be able to remove your key when the ignition is turned to LOCK. Starting Your Gasoline Engine If you have a diesel engine, see"... key your hand. Using a tool to force it could break the key or the ignition switch.If none of this works, then yourvehicle needs service. 2-14
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... If electronics in your vehicle. you add electrical parts oraccessories, you could change theway the engine operates. Before adding electrical equipment, check with your dealer.you donମ.to have your vehicle towed, see the partof this manual that tells how to do it without damaging your vehicle...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ..., be SLUT to store the cord as it was before to keep it away from moving engine parts. If you don't, it could be damaged. How long should you keep ...the coolant heater: 1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open the hood and unwrap the electrical cord. 3. Plug it into a normal, grounded I IO-volt AC outlet. ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... lneans that if your key is in the OFF position, but not locked, there will be a small current drain on your battery which could discharge ... disconnect the battery cable from the battery to prevent discharging y o ~ battery. ~r PARK (P): This locks your rear wheels. It's the best position to use ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    moving forward could damage your transmission. Shift to REVERSE (R) only after your vehicle is stopped. To rock your vehicle back and forth to get out of snow, ice or sand without damaging your transmission, see "Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow" in the Index. NEUTRAL (N): In this position, ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... help control your speed as you go down steep mountain roads, but then you would also want to use your brakes off and on. 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 ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    Locking Rear Axle If you have this feature, your rear axle can give you additional traction on snow, mud, ice,... time, but when one of the rear wheels has no traction and the other does, the locking feature will allow the wheel with traction to move the vehicle. Parking Brake To set the parking brake...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    NOTICE: Driving with the parking brakeon can cause your rear brakesto overheat. You may have to replace them, andyou could also damage other parts of your vehicle. Always check to be sure your parking brakeis fully released before you drive. Shifting Irto P P Y (P) If you are towing a trailer and ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... the shift lever into PARK (P) position like this: 0 Move the lever up as far as it will go. Pull the lever toward you. 3. Move the ignition key to LOCK. 4. Remove the key and take it with you. If you can leave your vehicle with the ignition key in your hand, your vehicle is in PARK (P). 2-22
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ... before you release the parking brake. If torque lock does occur, you may need to have ... interlock system fixed as soon as you can. Torque Lock If you are parking on a hill and you donମ. shift lever out of PARK (P). This is called “torque lock.” To prevent torque lock, set the parking brake and ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... Things That Burn Engine Exhaust I Things that can burn could touchhot exhaust parts under your vehicle and ignite. Don't park over papers, leaves, ... you ever suspect exhaust is coming into your vehicle: 0 Drive it only with all the windows downto blow out any CO; and 0 Have your vehicle fixed ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... into (see theearlier Caution under "Engine Exhaust"). Also, idling ina closed-in placecan let deadly carbon monoxide (CO)into your vehicle even if the fan switch isat the highest setting. One place tkiis can happen is a garage. Exhaust with CO can come in easily. NEVER park in a garage with the...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... window symbol on it ta raise the window. The driver's window switch also has an express-down ... switch. Press and hold the side of the window switch marked AUTO for onesecond to activate the express-down... any time by pressing the opposite side of the switch. To open the window part way, lightly tap ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... of the window, swing the window out and push down the latch into the locked open position. To close the window, pull the latch toward you and push down on the latch to lock it. Your rear swing-out windows work the same way, but the latch is at the ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... canbe dangerous to drive with the rear swing-out windows or rear door@) open because carbon monoxide (CO... drive with the rear swing-out windows or rear door@) open ifor electrical wiring or other cable ...-out windowsor reardoor(s): Make sure all windows are shut. CAUTION: (Continued) Turn the fan on ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ...: Turn Signal and Lane Changer 0 0 To tilt the wheel, 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. Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer Windshield Wipers Windshield Washer Cruise Control (Option) 0 2-29
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    Turn Signal 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. As you signal a turn or a lane change, if the arrows flash at twice the normal rate, a signal bulb may be burned out ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    .... Heavy snow or ice can overload your wipers. The windshield wiper motor is protected from overload by a circuit breaker and a fuse. If the ... due to heavy snow, etc., the wiper will stop until the motor cools. Although the circuit is protected from electrical overload, overload due to heavy snow, etc...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    Windshield Washer At the top of the lever, there's a paddle with the word PUSH on it. To spray washer fluid on the windshield, push the paddle. Washer fluid will spray as long as you push the paddle. When you let go of the paddle, the wipers will continue to wipe for approximately two more wipe ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... more, you can move the cruise control switch from ON to R/A (Resume/Accelerate) for about half a second. You'll... stay there. Remember, if you hold the switch at R/A longer than half a second, the vehicle will...keep going faster until you release the switch or apply the brake. You could be startled ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ...ll now cruise at the higher speed. Move the cruise switch from ON to R/A. Hold it there until you get up ... control. Many drivers find this to be too much trouble and don't use cruise control on... Step lightly on the brake pedal; or 0 Move the cruise switch to OFF. Erasing Speed Memory When you turn...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... activate the interior dome light circuit (with slightly higher effort). Rotate the switch knob clockwise to the parking lamp symbol to turn on: Parking ... Lamps Instrument Panel Lights Ashtray Lamp Your parking/headlamp switch is on the driver's side of your instrument panel. Your instrument panel ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... to turn on all the lamps listed as well as the headlamps. Rotate the switch counterclockwise to OFF to turn off your lamps. Rotate the ... will make your headlamps come on at a reduced brightness when: 0 The ignition is on, The headlamp switch is off and The parking brake is released. 0 If your ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... below the headlamp knob, to set the dome lamps to automatically come on when the doors are open, or to remain off. As with any vehicle, you should .... With the button in this position, the dome lamps will remain off when the doors are open. To return the lamps to automatic operation,push the button ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ...press the button next to the lamp to turn the lamp on. Press the button again to turn the lamp off. If you have an underhood reel lamp, it is located on the passenger side of the engine compartment. The lamp can be switched on without unreeling the cord. Also, you can use it as a flashlight. 2-38
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ...of objects behind you. Some mirrors can be folded in toenter narrow doorways. Electric Outside Rearview Mirrors (Option) To use the lamp as a ... lamp intothe holder and press the lever marked PUSH at the bottom of the holder to lock into place. If you have electric mirrors, they can be adjusted to ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... driver's seat. 1 ~ Then, adjust the mirror angle by pressing the outer arrows on the switch until the mirror is adjusted where you want it. Your electric outside rearview mirrors can be defrosted by pressing the switch next to the heater controls. (See ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    Storage Compartments Storage compartments may also be included o n the inside of each front door. Your front storage compartmentis at the center of the instrument panel extension, by the floor. To open the compartment, squeeze and pull the handle a t the top. Sun Visors To block out glare, you can...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ...by itself. Cigar4 . te LightedAshtrays The frontashtray is locatedin the instrument panel extension, atthe center of the instrument panel. Lift up on the ashtray door to open it. I NOTICE: Holding a cigarette lighter in with your hand while it is heating can make it overload, damaging the lighter ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    Instrument Panel - 2-43
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    Instrument Cluster Your instrument cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You'll know how fast you're going,how much fuel you're using, and many other things you'll need to know to drive safely and econo~~~ically. 2-44
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ...the mileage 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. n i p Odometer The trip odometer can tell YOLIhow far your vehicle has been driven since ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators This part describes the warning lights and gages ... injury. Warning lights come on when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's functions. As you .... Gages can indicate when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's functions. Often ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. Thesystem check includes the air bag... while you are driving,you may have a problem with your charging system.It could indicate a... alternator drivebelt, or some other charging system problem. Have it checked right away. Driving while...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ...though, you need both parts working well. If the warning light comes on, there could be a brake problem. Have your brake system inspected right away. If ...parking brake is fully released, it means you have a brake problem. United States Canada This light should come on briefly ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ...be ready to warn you if there is a problem. Daytime RunningLamps Indicator Light ANTI LOCK United States Canada With the anti... is also on, you don't have anti-lock brakes and there's a problem with your regular brakes. See "Brake System Warning Light" earlier in this part. You may have ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... at acceptable levels for the life of the vehicle, helping to produce a cleaner environment. The SERVICE ENGINE SOON light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will be indicated by the system before any ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... equipment and diagnostic tools to fix any mechanical or electrical problems that may have developed. If the light stops flashingand remains on steady, see "If ..., and drive the vehicle to your dealer or qualified servicecenter for service. If' the LightIs On Steady You may be able...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... oil soon as possible and have your. vehicle serviced. Oil pressure may vary with engine speed, ...may be caused by a dangerously low oil level or other problem causing low oil pressure. Check'your oil.... NOTICE: Damage to your enginefrom neglected oil problems can be costly is not covered by and your ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    Check Gages Light The CHECK GAGES light will come on briefly when you are starting the engine. Fuel Gage CHECK GAGES * E \\' UNLEADED FUEL ONLY The fuel gage, when the ignition is on, tells you about how much fuel you have left in your tank. If the light comes o n and stays on while you are ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... turn off the ignition. TEMP -FA m r 0 None of these indicate a problem with the fuel gage. It means that your engine coolant has overheated. ... vehicle, and turn off the engine as soon as possible. In "Problems on the Road," this manual shows what to do. See "Engine Overheating" in the ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    .... If you must drive, turn off all unnecessary accessories. Readings in either warning zone indicate a possible problem in the electrical system. Have the vehicle serviced as soon as possible. 9 h u 19 VOLTS When the engine is ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ...-mounted stoplamp, see your GM dealer for instructions on how to make it operate with your vehicle's electrical system. As with any electrical system modlfication, have the work performed by a qualified electrical service person. Your vehicle's center high-mounted stoplamp ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 115
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  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ...you. Your comfort control system uses ozone-friendly R- I34a refrigerant. With these systems, you can control the heating, cooling and ventilation in your van. Your vehicle also has a flow-through ventilation system described later in this section. If your vehicle does not have air conditioning,your...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    Fan Knob The knob on the left side of the heating system control panel controls the fan speed.The knob has four speed positions. To increase airflow, move the knob toward HI. To decrease airflow, move it toward LO. To turn the fan off, move the knob to OFF. Mode Knob The right knob changes the ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... the red area for warmer air. Move the knob counterclockwise toward the blue area for cooler air. If your vehicle has air conditioning,your heater/air conditioning controls will look like this. Before using your vehicle's air conditioning, open the windows to clear the vehicle o f hot air. 3-3
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    Mode Knob The right knob on the control panel changes the heatedair conditioningsetting. MAX N C : With A/C on, move the right knob to MAX A/C for maximum cooling. This setting puts the system in the recirculation mode and helps to maximize your air conditioner's performance and your vehicle's...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... heater (without air conditioning), rear the control switch is located the instrument panel. on If your vehicle... floor vents, move the switchmarked REAR HEAT to the blower speed you want. Front Passenger ...positions. To increase the flow of heated air, move the switch toward HIGH. To turn the fan off,...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... knob can be set to any blend setting. To adjust the air flow speed, turn the fan control knob on the left side of the control panel to the desired blower setting. To activate the rear control, move the fan knob on the front control to REAR CNTL. The rear control works just like the front control....
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... Before using your vehicle's air conditioning,open the windows to clear the vehicle of hot air. This reduces the ... your vehicle to cool down. Then keep your windows closed for the air conditionerto work at its best. You...heater works best if you keep your windows closed while using it. If you first ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... will work far better, reducing the chance of fogging theinside of your windows. When you enter a vehicle in cold weather, turn the blower fan to HI for ... tell if your vehicle has this option by looking at the rear window. There will be lines across the glass. These are the wire-...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    Audio Systems Your Delco@ audio system has been designed to operate easily and give years of listening pleasure. You will get the most enjoyment out of it if you acquaint yourself with it first. Find out what your Delco system can do and how to operate all its controls, to be sure you're getting ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    Finding a Station AM-FM: Press the lower knob to get AM or FM. TUNE: Turn this knob to tune in radio stations. In addition to the four stations set as above, up to three additional stations may be preset on each band by pressing two adjoining buttons at the same time. Just: 1. Tune in the desired...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    e Plaver Finding a Statj AM-FM: Press the lower knob to get AM or FM. TUNE: Turn the lower knob to tune in radio stations. SEEK: Press this button and the radio will tune to the next higher or lower station and stay there. PUSHBUTTONS: The four numbered pushbuttons let you return to your ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ...the tape. REV: Press the SEEK left arrow to reverse the cassette tape. Press the SEEK right arrow to stop reversing the tape. RECALL: Press this button to switch tape sides. EJECT Press this button to remove the tape or stopthe tape and play the radio. CLN: This message may appear on the display. ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... always sound the same. Each clockwise position on the control ring allows for more compensation at a faster rate. Finding a Station AM-FM: Press this button to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. The display will show your selection. TUNE: Press lightly on this knob to release it from its Playing the...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    SCAN: Press and hold SEEK for two seconds until SCAN appears on the display. SCAN allows you to listen to stations for a few seconds. The receiver will continue toscan and momentarily stop at each station until you press the button again. The sound will mute while scanning. PUSHBUTTONS: The six ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... the music or voice being heard. Each time YOLI press the button?the selection will switch to one of the preset settings of CLASSIC, NEWS, ROCK, POP or JAZZ.To return to the manual mode, press and release this button until MAN appears on the display. This...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... direction arrow will blink during the SEEK operation. PROG (2): Press this button to switch from one side of the tape to the other. NEXT (3): Press NEXT or the ... arrow will blink during FWD operation. AM-FM: Press this button to switch from a tape to the radio. TAPE AUX: Press this button to return ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    CD Adapter Kits Although this is not a recommended practice, it is possible to use a CD adapter kit with your cassette tape player. The adapter kit cassette should begin playing a regular like If audio cassette tape once inserted. the cassette immediately ejects,turn the radio off, turn the ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    A disc that has been ejected butis still sitting in the remote CD player will be pulled back into the player after approximately 30 seconds. This protects the disc and player from damage. The disc will not start playing. To remove the disc, press the EJECT button and remove the disc from the player...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... once to play the compact disc. To return to playing the radio. press AM-FM. If both a cassette tape and CD are loaded, press TAPE AUX to switch between the tape and compact disc. AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Automatic Tone Control RANDOM: Press P.SCAN to enter the random play mode. ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... stations. You can set up to 18 stations (six AM, six FM 1 and six FM2). 1. Press AM-FM to select the band. AM-FM: Press this button to switch between AM, FMI and FM2. The display will show your selection. TUNE: Press lightly on this knob to release it from its stored position. Rotate the knob ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... music or voice being heard. Each time you press the button, the selection will switch to one of the preset settings of CLASSIC, NEWS, ROCK, POP or JAZZ. The display will show which mode the receiver is in. To return to the manual mode, press and release this button until MAN appears on the ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    . Playing a Compact Disc PWR: Press this knob to turn the system on. (Please note that you can also turn the system on when you insert a the compact disc into the player with ignition on.) Insert a disc partway into the slot, label side up. ,The player will pull it in. Wait a few seconds and the ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... A M , FM I 01- FM2. (If the radio is turned off, the disc stays i n the player and will resume playing at the point where it stopped.) CD AUX: To switch between the player and the radio when a disc is playing, press the AM-FM buttcm. To return t o the player. press CD AUX. When a disc is playing, ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    Activating the Theft-Deterrent Feature The instructions which follow, explain how to enter your secret code to activate the THEFTLOCK system. It is recommended that you read through all nine steps before starting the procedure. NOTE: If you allow more than 15 seconds to elapse between any steps, the...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss Enter your secret code as follows; pause no more than 15 seconds between steps: Disabling theTheft-Deterrent Feature Enter your secret code as follows; pause no more than 15 seconds between steps: 1. Turn the ignition to the ACCESSORY or RUN...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    If the code entered is incorrect, SEC will appear on the il display. The radio will remain secured ~ ~ n tthe correct code is entered. When battery power is disconnected from a secured radio, the radio won't turn on and LOC will appear on the display. To unlock a secured radio, see "Unlocking ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    Tips About Your Audio System Hearing damage from loud noise is almost undetectable until it is too late. Your hearing can adapt to higher volumes of sound. Sound that seems normal can be loud and harmful to your hearing. Take precautions by adjusting the volume control on your radio to a safe sound...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... to wear and the sound quality may degrade over time. Always make sure that the cassette tape is in good condition before you have your tape player serviced. Your tape player shouldbe cleaned regularly after every 50 hours of use. Your radio may display CLN to indicate that you have used your tape ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    .... If the mast portion of your antenna is damaged, you can easily replace it. See your dealer for a replacement kit and follow the instructions in the kit. NOTICE: Don't lubricate the power antenna. Lubrication could darnage it. Adjustable Mast Antenna The mast should be fully retracted before ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    NOTES 3-30
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  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    Road Section 4 Your Driving and the Defensive Driving The best advice anyone can give about driving is: Drive defensively. Please start with a very important safety device in your vehicle: Buckle up. (See "Safety Belts" i n the Index.) Defensive driving really means "be ready for anything." On ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ...: 0 0 0 0 The obvious way to solve this highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and ...and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone ... records show that almost half of all motor vehicle-related deaths involve alcohol...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    Since alcohol is carried body water, this means that a in woman generally will reach a higher BAC level than a man of her same body weight when each has the same number of drinks. The law in many U.S. states sets the legal limit at a BAC of 0. IO percent. In a growing number of U.S. states, and ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    The body takes about an hour to rid itself of the alcohol in one drink. No amount of coffee ornumber of cold showers will speed that up. "I'll be careful" isn't the right answer. What if t.here'san emergency, a need to take sudden action, as when a child darts into the street? A person ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... It 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 (100 km/h) travels 66 feet (20 m). ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... anti-lock brake system will check itself. You may hear a momentary motor or clickingnoise while this test is going on. This is normal. ANTI LOCK If there's a problem with the anti-lock brake system, this warning light will stay on. See "Anti-...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    4-7
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... stop, even though you have anti-lock brakes. Stc ring . Power Steering I...take much more effort. Using Anti-Lock Don't pump the brakes. Just hold ... pedal down and let anti-lock work for you. You may feel ... this. Braking in Emergencies Use your anti-lock braking system when you need to. With anti-...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... 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. ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    Off-Road R covery You may find sometime that your right wheels have dropped off the edge of a road onto the shoulder while you're driving. OFF-ROAD LEFT APPROX. QUARTER TURN SLOW DOWN An emergency like this requires close attention and a quick decision. If you are holding the steering wheel ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    Passing The driver of a vehicle about to pass another on a two-lane highway waits for just the right moment, accelerates, moves around the vehicle ahead, then goes back into the right lane again. A simple maneuver'? Not necessarily! Passing another vehicle on a two-lane highway is a potentially ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    0 Check your mirrors, glance over your shoulder and start your left lane change signal before moving out of the right lane to pass. When you are farenough ahead of the passed vehicle to see its front in your inside mirror, activate your right lane change signal and move back into the right lane. (...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... -- and slow down when you have any doubt. Remember: Any anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps avoid only the braking skid. Driving at ...is more dangerous than day driving, One reason is that so111edrivers are likely to be impaired -- by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. 4-13
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... space between you and other vehicles. Slow down, especially on higher speed roads. Your headlamps can light up only so much road ahead. 0 0 have less trouble adjusting to night. But if you're driving. don't wear sunglasses a t night. They may cut down on glare from herldlamps, but they also ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... fluid. Replace your windshield wiper inserts when they show signs of streaking or missing areas on the windshield, or when strips of rubber start to separate from theinserts. Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you can't stop, accelerate or turn as well because 4-15
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... 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 you can't, try to slow down before you hit them. 4-16
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    Hydroplaning Hydroplaning is dangerous. So much water can build up under your tires that they can actually ride on the water. This can happen if the road is wet enough and you’re going fast enough. When your vehicle is hydroplaning, it has little or no contact with the road. Hydroplaning doesnମ.
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ...map and plan your trip into an unknown part of the city just as you would for a cross-country... save time and energy. (See the next part, "Freeway Driving.") Treat a green light as... may be running the red light. 0 0 One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... should begin to check traffic. Try to determine where you expect to blend with the flow. Try to merge into the gap at close to the prevailing speed. Switch on your turn signal, check your mirrors and glance over your shoulder as often as necessary. Try to blend smoothly with the traffic flow. Once ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    .... Windshield Wclsher Fluid: Is the reservoir full? Are all windows clean inside and outside? Wiper-Blcrdes:... clean? Tires: They are vitally important to a safe, trouble-free trip. Is the tread good enough for ... plan to make too many miles that first part of the journey. Wear comfortable clothing and ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ...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 both. For safety, treat drowsiness on the highway as an emergency. Hill and MountainRoads...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system and transmission. These parts can work hard on mountain roads. Know how to go down hills.... car oran accident. You may see highway signs on mountains that warnof special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-passing zones, a falling rocks ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    .... What's the worst time for this? "Wet ice." Very cold snow or ice can be slick and hard to drive on. But wet ice can be even more trouble because it rnay offer the least traction of all. You can get wet ice when it's about freezing (32°F; OOC) and freezing rain begins to fall, Try to avoid...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... drive wheels will spin and polish the surface under the tires even more. Your anti-lock brakes improve your vehicle's stability when you make a hard stop on a slippery road. Even though you have an anti-lock braking system, you'll want to begin stopping sooner than you would on ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... vehicle, especially any that is blocking your exhaust pipe. And check around again from time to time to be sure snow doesn't collect there. Open a window just a little on the side the of vehicle that's away from thewind. This will help keep CO out. L You can run the engine to keep warm, but be...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... help comes. Loading Your T hicle on GAWR FRT RIM COLD TIRE PRI EE ~ E N E R S MANUAL FOR ADDITIONALINFORMATION. 1- The CertificationRire label is found on the rear edge of the driver's door. The label shows the size of your original tires and the ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ...or either the maximum front or vehicle rear GAWR. If you do, parts on your can break, or it can change way your the vehicle handles. These...can strike and injure peoplein a sudden stop or turn, or in a crash. 0 Put things in the cargo area your vehicle. of Try to spread the weight evenly. Never stack ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... -- Pulling a trailer improperly can damage your vehicle and result incostly repairs not covered by your warranty. To pull a trailer correctly, follow the advicein this part, and your GM dealer see for important information about towing a trailer with your vehicle. Your vehicle can tow a trailer. ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... miles (800 km) your new vehicle is driven. Your engine, axle or other parts could be damaged. Then, during the first 500 miles (800 km) that you...and don't make starts at full throttle. This helps your engine and other parts of your vehicle wear in at the heavier loads. 0 0 You should use DRIVE...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    Weight of the Trailer How heavy can a trailer safely be? It depends on how you plan to use your rig. For example, speed, altitude,road grades, outside temperature and how much your vehicle is used to pull a trailer are all important. And, it can also depend on any special equipment that you have on...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... all the required trailering equipment. The weight of additional equipment, passengersand cargo in the towing vehicle must be must be subtracted from the above maximum ...Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) includes the curb weight of the vehicle, any cargo you may carry in it, and the people who will be riding...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ...Be sure your vehicle's tires are inflated to the limit for cold tires. You'll find these numbers on the Certification label at the rear edge of the driver's door or see "Tire Loading" in the Index. Then be sure you don't goover the GVW limit for your vehicle, including the weight of the ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... the tongue will not drop to the road if it becomes separated from the hitch. Instructions about safety chains may be provided by the hitch manufacturer or by the ... brakes -- and they must be adequate. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so you'll be able to install, ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ...with a ".ail-- - = = If you have a rear-most window open and you pull a trailer with your vehicle...repairs before starting on your trip. 0 Keep the rear-most windows closed. 0 If exhaust does come into your vehicle through a window in the rear or another opening, drive with your front, main heating...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ...that hand to the left. To move the trailer to the right, move your hand to the right. Always back up slowly and, if possible, have someone guide you. Thrn Signals When Towing a Trailer When you tow a trailer, your vehicle has to have extra wiring and a heavy-duty turn signal flasher(included in the...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    Driving On Grades Reduce speed and shift to a:lower gear before you start down a long or steep doyngrade. If you don't shift down, you might have to use your brakes so much that they would get hot and no longer work well. On a long uphill grade, shift down and reduce your speed to around 45 mph (...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ...is stored inside the vehicle at the passenger side rear corner, behind the jack. This should be wired by a qualified electrical service person. It must be routed out of your vehicle between the rear door and the floor, with enough of the harness left on ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    NOTES 4-3s
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  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    Section 5 Problems on the Road Here you'll find what to do about some problems that can occur on the road. Hazard Warning Flashers 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 ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... can hurt you. Theycan be dangerous because: 0 They contain acid that can burn you. 0 They contain gasthat can explode or ignite. 0 They contain enough electricity burn you. to If you don't follow these steps exa'ctly, someor all of these things can hurt you. I I If'the other system isn't...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... one battery, use the battery that is under the hood of the vehicle -- this will reduce the electrical resistance. 4. Open the hoods and locate the batteries. ... firmly on each vehicle. Put an automatic transmission in PARK (P) or a manual N. transmission in NEUTRAL ( ) A CA Using a match near a ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ...and negative (-) will go to negative (-) or a metal engine part.Don't connect positive (+) to negative (-) or you ...darr ;e t' battery and maybe other parts, too. A .CAUTION: Fans or other moving ...you badly. Keep yourhands away from moving parts once the engines running. are I 6. Connect the red ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ...9. Make your last connection away from the battery, to the engine block, frame or other metal parts of your vehicle. 10. Now start the vehicle with the good battery and run .... 1 I . Try to start the vehicle with the dead battery. If it won't start after a few tries, it probably needs service. 5-5
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... Your Vehicle Try to have your GM dealer or a professional towing service tow your vehicle. They can provide the right equipment and ..., turn on the hazard warning flashers. When you call, tell the towing service: A A. Engine Block, Frame, Heavy Metal Engine Part 0 That your vehicle has rear wheel ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ...towed. 0 Never tow faster thansafe or posted speeds. 0 Never tow with damaged parts not fully secured. 0 Never get under your vehicle after ithas ... be clamped in a straight-ahead position,with a clamping device designed for towing service. Do not use the vehicle's steering columnlock for this. The ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    FroF Towing A towlng dolly must be used under the drive wheels when towing from the front. Tow Limits -- 35 mph (56 k h ) , SO miles (80 km) NOTICE: Do not tow with sling-type equipment or the front bumper system will be damaged. Use wheel-lift or car-carrier equipment. Additional ramping may be ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    Rear Towing NOTICE: Do not tow the vehicle from the rearwith loads approaching ratedGVW as the weight transfer will cause the front suspension to become overloaded. NOTICE: Do not tow with the sling-type equipment the or rear bumper will be damaged. Use wheel-lift or car-carrier equipment. ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    Engine Overheating (Gasoline Engine) You will find a coolant temperature gage on your vehicle instrument panel. If you have a diesel engine, you will also find a low coolant light on your instrument panel. A CAUTION: 1 & 3:.e - p h;1 If your vehicle has a diesel engine,see “Engine Overheatingମ.
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    .... 2. Turn on your heater to full hot at the highest fan speed and open the window as necessary. If there's still no sign of steam, you can idle the ... vehicle until it cools down. You may decide not to lift the hood but to get service help right away. 3. If you're in a traffic jam, shift to ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ' Cooling System When you decide it's safe to lift the hood, here's what you'll see: If the coolant inside the coolant recovery tank is boiling, don't do anything else until it cools down. A. Radiator Pressure Cap B. Coolant Recovery Tank C. Engine Fan(s) The coolant level should be ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... .. Heater and radiator hoses, and other engine parts, can be very hot. Don't touch them. If ... the Coolant Recovery Tank If you haven't found a problem yet, but the coolant level isn't at the... pedal down. If it doesn't, your vehicle needs service. Turn off the engine. Adding only plain water ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. Use the recommended coolant and the proper coolant mix. IA... be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol and itwill burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Don't spill coolant on a hot engine. When ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    Steam and scalding liquidsfrom a hot cooling system can blow out and burn you badly. They are under pressure, and if you turn the pressure cap even a little they can come out at high speed. Never turn the cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap, is hot. Wait for the cooling...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    How to Add Coolant to the Radiator I I 2. Then keep turning the pressure cap, but now push down as you turn it. Remove the pressure cap. 1. You can remove the radiator pressure cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. Turn the ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    3. Fill the radiator with the proper mix, up to the base of the filler neck. 4. Then fill the coolant recovery tank to the mJLL COLD mark. 5-17
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    k. ., . I 5. Put the capback on the coolant recovery tank, but leave the radiator pressure capoff. 6. Start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out forthe engine fan. 7. By this time the coolant level inside the radiator filler neck may be ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    8. Then replace the pressure cap. At any time during this procedure if coolant begins to flow out of the filler neck, reinstall the pressure cap. Be sure the arrows on the pressure cap line up like this. - Under heavy vehicle loading, trailertowing andor high outside temperatures, the fan speed ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ...It may be very bumpy and noisy, but you can still steer. Gently brake to a stop -- well off the road if possible. If a tire goes flat, the next part shows how to use your jacking equipment to change a flat tire safely. Changing a tire can cause an injury. vehicle The can slip off the jack and over ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    Removing the Spare Tire and Tools The following steps will tell you how to use the jack and change a tire. Your spare tire is stored underneath the rear of your vehicle. You will use the ratchet and extension to lower the spare tire. 5-21
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... o a stowage a is position under the vehicle while the vehicle supported by a jack. Always tighten the tire fully againstthe underside ... size tire, like the other tires on your vehicle. For cargo vans, the jack is secured in the rear passenger side corner of the vehicle. L A flat rear tire reduces ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 211
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  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ...to the extension. The extension has a socket end and a flat chisel end. Put the flat end of the extension on an angle through the hole in the rear door frame, above the bumper. Be sure the flat end connects into the hoist shaft. Turn the ratchet counterclockwise to lower the spare tire to the ground...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    J I 7aasr Jacking Tool Storage A. Socket . B. Jack Handle C. Ratchet The tools you'll be using include the jack (A), jack handle extension (B), jack handle (C), socket (D) and the ratchet (E). .. D. Jacking Tool Storage Box c. Jack Handle Extension 5-25
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    Removing the Wheel Covers and Locking Wheel P 2. Loosen the plastic nut caps with the ratchet and socket a n d remove them. Make sure the DOWN side faces you. I . You will need to take oft' the wheel nut caps t o reach your wheel nuts. 5-26
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    le F1; ire and Installing the 3. Remove the center cap. 5-27
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    3. Rotate the ratchet clockwise. That will raise the jack lift head a little, 2. The jack has a bolt on the end. Attach the socket end of the extension to the jack bolt. Attach the ratchet to the extension with the UP side facing you. Front Position 5-28
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ...you. Raise the vehicle far enough off the ground so there is enough room for the spare tire to fit. Getting under a vehicle when it is jacked is up dangerous. If the vehicle slips off the jack, you could be badly injuredor killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only a jack. by 5-29
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    .... I A C it 'ION: - 7. Remove any rust or dirt from the wheel bolts, mounting surfaces and spare wheel. Rust or dirt on the wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make the wheel nuts become loose after atime. The wheel could come' off and cause an accident. When change a you wheel,...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    8. Replace the wheel nuts with the rounded end of the nuts toward the wheel. Tighten each wheel nut by hand until the wheel is held against the hub. 10. Tighten the nuts firmly in a criss-cross sequence as shown. Rotate the wheel wrench clockwise. 9. Lower the vehicle by rotating thejack handle ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... and to the proper' torque specification. 11. Put the wheel cover back on, if you have one. Remove any wheel blocks.' Remember that the jack, jacking equipment and tire must be properly stored in their original storage position before you begin driving again. The next part will show you how. 5-32
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    Storing a Flat or Spare Tireand Tools Storing a jack, a tire or other equipment in the passenger compartmentof the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or collision, loose equipment could strike someone. Store all these in the proper place. I . Put the tire on the ground at the rear of the...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    3. Pull the wheel toward the rear of the vehicle keep the cable tight. 4. Attach the ratchet, with the UP side facing you, to the extension. 5-34
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... 5. Put the flat end of the extension on an angle through the hole in the rear door frame, above the bumper. Turn the ratchet clockwise until the tire ..., and you or others could be injured. And, the transmission or other parts of the vehicle can overheat. That could cause an engine compartment fire ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    Rocking your vehicle to get out: it NOTICE: Spinning your wheels destroy partsof your can vehicle as well as the tires.If you spin the wheels too fast while shifting your transmission back and forth, you can destroy your transmission. For information about using tire chains on your vehicle, see ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... for all your service needs. You'll get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. Doing Your Own Service Work If you want to do some ...your own service work, you'll want to get the proper GM Service Manual. It tells you much more about how to service your...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... before attempting to do your own service work. You should keep a record with all parts receipts and list the mileage and the dateof any service work you perform. See ...a higher octane fuel to get rid of pinging. It's the heavy, constant knock that means you have a problem. 6-2
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... use it. It can corrode also damage metal parts in your fuel system and plastic and rubber parts. That damage wouldn't be covered under your warranty. I n Canada, some gasolines ... lamp on your instrument panel may turn on. I f this happens, return to YOLII' authorized G M dealer for service....
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... at the following address for advice. Just tell us where you're going and give your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). General Motors Overseas Distribution Corporation, North American Export Sales (NAES) 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L 1H 8P7 ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... slowly and wait for any "hiss" noise to stop. Then unscrew the cap all the way. L While refueling,hang the cap inside fuel door. the To take off the cap,turn it slowly to the left (counterclockwise). Be careful not to spill gasoline.Clean gasoline from painted surfaces as soon as possible. ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... Indicator Lamp" in the Index. Checking Things Under the Hood To open the hood, first pull this handle inside the vehicle. It is just in front of the driver's side door frame near the floor. I NOTICE: If you need a new cap, sure to get the right be type. Your dealer can get onefor you. If you ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    Lift the hood, release the hood prop from its retainer and put the hood prop into the slot in the hood hinge. The underhood lamp will autolnatically come on and stay on until the hood is closed. Then go to the front of the vehicle and release the secondary hood release. 6-7
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    When you lift the hood, ~011'11see these items: A. B. C. D. E. Battery Coolant Recovery Tank Engine Oil Dipstick Engine Oil Fill Transmission Dipstick F. G. H. I. Air Cleaner Power Steering Reservoir Brake Master Cylinder WindshieldWasher Fluid
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... running. is Keep hands, clothing and tools away from any underhood electric fan. Noise Control System The following information relates to compliance with Federal...United States. ~ ~ ~ Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start afire. These include liquids like gasoline, oil, coolant...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    Tampering With Noise Control System Prohibited Federal law prohibits the following acts or the causing thereof: 1. The removal or rendering inoperative by any person, other than for purposes of maint,enance,repair or replacement, of any device 01- element of design incorporated into any new vehicle...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... If the o i l is a t or below the ADD mark, then ~011'11need to add some oil. But you must use the right kind. This part explains what kind of oil to use. For crankcase capacity, see "Capacities and Specifications" i n the Index. NOTICE: Checking Engine Oil Pull out the dipstick and clean it ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    What Kind of Oil to Use Oils recommended for your vehicle can be identified by looking for the "Starburst" symbol. This symbol indicates that the oil has been certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API). Do not use any oil which does not carry this Starburst symbol. The engineoil ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    RECOMMENDED SAE VISCOSITY GRADE ENGINE OILS As shown in the chart, SAE 5W-30 is best for your FOR BESTFUELECONOMYANDCOLDSTARTING,SELECTTHE LOWEST SAE VISCOSITY GRADE OIL FOR THE EXPECTED TEMPERATURE RANGE. vehicle. However, you can use SAE ]OW-30 if it's going to be 0°F (- 18°C) or above. ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... or use a carrier on top of your vehicle. The vehicle is used for delivery service, police, taxi or other commercial application. 0 Driving under these ... it to a place that collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or a local ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    Air Cleaner . . Refer t o the Maintenance Schedule to determine when to replace the air filter and crankcase ventilation filter. See "Scheduled Maintenance Services'' in the Index. ,.? b Operating the engine with the cleaner off can air cause you or others to burned. The air cleaner be ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ...may choose to have this done at your GM dealer Service Department. n to Check and Change A good time ...If you do it yourself, be sure to follow all the instructions here, or you could get a false readingon ... Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. NOTICE: Too much or too little fluid...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    Wait at least 30 minutes before checking the transmission fluid level if you have been driving: 0 Checking Transmission Fluid Cold A cold check is made after the vehicle has been sitting for eighthours or more with the engine off and is used only as a reference. Let the engine run at idle for five...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... out the dipstick and wipe it with a clean rag or paper towel. 2. Push it back in all the way, wait three seconds and then pull it back out again. 4. If the fluid level is in the acceptable range, push the dipstick back in all the way; then flip the handle down to lock the dipstick in place. 6-18
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... under "How to Check." When the correct fluid level is obtained, push the dipstick back in a l l the way; then flip the handle down to lock the dipstick in place. Rear Axle When to Check and Change Lubricant Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determinehow often to check the lubricant and when...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ...(50 000 km) or 24 months, whichever occurs first. TM The following explainsyour cooling system and how to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating, see"Engine Overheating" in the Index. -- A 50/50 mixture of water and the proper coolant for your vehicle will: ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ...-colored, silicate-free) antifreezethat meets GM Specification 6277M, which won't damage aluminum parts. Use GM Engine Coolant Supplement (sealer) (GM Part No. 3634621) with any complete coolant change. If you use this mixture, you don't need to ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    .... The repair cost wouldn't be covered by your warranty. Too much waterin the mix can freeze and crack the engine,radiator, heater core and other parts. If you have to add coolant more than four times a year, have your dealer check your cooling system. I NOTICE: If you usethe proper coolant, you ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... k . A CAUTION: You can be burnedif' you spill coolanton 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. A CAUTION: Tbrning the radiator pressure cap...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ...check power steering tluid unless you suspect there is a leak in the system or you hear an unusual noise. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. How To Check Power Steering Fluid When the engine compartment is cool, unscrew the cap and wipe the...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... When you need windshield washer fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If you will be operating your vehicle in an... using concentrated washer fluid, Adding Washer Fluid I follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water. a Don't mix water with ready-to-use...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    Brakes Brake Fluid qoes back up. The other reason is that fluid is leaking out of the brake system. If it is, you should have your brake system fixed, sincea leak means that sooner or later your brakes won't work well, or won't work at all. c So, it isn't a good idea t o "top off' your brake ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ...DOT-3 brake fluid -- such as Delco Supreme 1 1 (GM Part No. 1052535). Use new brake fluid from... fluid without taking off the cap. Just look at the windows on the brake fluid reservoir. The fluid levels should ...hydraulic system, make sure the levels are above MIN and below the top of each window. 6-27
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... wrong fluid can badly damage brake system parts. For example, justfew a drops of mineral-based oil, ... your brake system can damage brake system parts so badly that they'll have tobe replaced... brake wear warning sound, have your vehicle serviced. L I NOTICE: Continuing to drive with worn-out brake ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... ~ see your dealer if the brake pedal does not return to normal height, or if there is a rapid increase in pedal travel. This could be a sign of brake trouble. Brake Adjustment Every time you make a brake stop, your disc brakes adjust for wear. If your brake pedal goes down farther than normal, ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... The braking system on a modern vehicle is complex. Its many parts have to be of top quality and work well together... and test have top-quality GM brake parts in them, as your vehicle does when it is new. When ...ways if someone puts in the wrong replacement brake parts. Battery Every new vehicle has a ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... have pressurized gas inside and can burstif you drop or scratch the bulb. You or others couldbe injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. Headlamps You have either a sealed beam 'headlampsystem or a composite system. Feature'' in the Index. Bulb Replacement ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    Sealed Beam Headlamps 2. Unplug the lamp assembly from the connector. 1. Remove the four screws from the headlamp retainer. 3. Install a new headlamp. Pull the retainer out and set it aside. 4. Reverse Steps 2 through 3 to reinstall the headlamp. . 6-32
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... 1. Open the hood. 2. Locate the rear side of each of the headlamps. 5 . Install a new bulb. Do not handle the glass part of the bulb. 6. Reverse Steps 3 through 4 to reinstall the headlamp. 3. Without removing the headlamp assembly itself, remove the bulb assembly from the back of the headlamp on...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    Trent Parkinglnrn Signal Lamps T replace the front parking/turn signal lamps: o 2. Remove the lamp from the grille. 1. Remove the outer screws from the parking/turn signal lamp lens assembly. (There are either two or four screws, depending on your vehicle's trim level.) 6-34
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    Sidemarker Lamps I . Remove the screw from the top o f the lens. 6-35
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    Taillamps 1. Open the rear door. 2. Un-clip the bottom of the lamp from the grille. 3. Remove the bulb by twisting it out of the socket. Turn the bulb to remove it. Install the new bulb. 4. Reverse these steps to reinstall the lamp. 2. Push the socket protector until you can see the fasteners. ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    1 3. Remove the nuts with a deep socket wrench. 4. Remove the hidden upper nuts. 6-37
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    5 . Lift the lamp as you rotate it toward the rear of the vehicle. 6. Turn the sockets to the left to remove. 6-38
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement 7. With the door open, turn the bulb to the left to remove it. Installthe new bulb. 8. Reverse the above steps to reinstall the lamp. See "Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts" in the Index for the proper type of replacement blade. 6-39
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ...wiper blades, lift the wiper arm until it locks into a vertical position. 4. To install the new... claws at the opposite end. 5 . Be sure that the notches are locked by the bottom claws. Make sure that all... has two notches at one end that are locked by bottom claws of the blade assembly. At the notched...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    .... Your new vehicle comes with high-quality tires made by a leading tire manufacturer. If you ever have questions aboutyour tire warranty and where to obtain service, seeyour GM Warranty booklet for details. CAU' ON: (Continued) 0 0 1 Poorly maintained and improperly used tires are dangerous. ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    Inflation (Continued) NOTICE: The Certification/Til-e-~ label, which is on the rear edge of the driver's door, shows the correct inflation pressures If your tires havetoo much air (overinflation), for your tires when they're cold. "Cold" means your you can get the following: vehicle has ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    nspectior should be inspected every 6,000 to 8,000 miles ( I 0 000 to 13 000 km) for any signs of unusual wear. If unusual wear is present, rotate your tires as soon as possible and check wheel alignment. Also check for damaged tires or wheels. See "When It's Time for New Tires" and "Wheel ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    A CAUTION: Rust or dirt a wheel, or on the parts to on which it is fastened, can make wheel nuts become loose after a time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from places where the wheel attaches to thevehicle. In an emergency, can you ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ...was new had a Tire Performance Criteria Specification (TPC Spec) number on each tire's sidewall. When you get new tires, get ones with that same TPC Spec number. That way your vehicle will continue tohave tires..., ride and other things during normal service on your vehicle. If your tires have an...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... 30 cm), or to some limited-production tires. While the tires available on General Motors passenger cars and light trucks may vary with respect to these grades, they must also conform to Federal safety requirements and additional General Motors Tire Performance Criteria (TYC) standards. 6-46
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...however, and may depart significantly from the norm due t o variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and climate. Temperature --...performance which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ...one it replaces. If you need to replace any of your wheels, wheel bolts or wheel nuts, replace them only with new GM original equipment parts. This way, you will be sure to have the right wheel, wheel bolts and wheel nuts for your vehicle. 4 CAUTION: rUsing the wrong replacement wheels, wheel bolts...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    Used Replacement Wheels NOTICE: The wrongwheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometeror odometer calibration, headlamp aim, bumper height, vehicle ground clearance and tire or tire body and chassis. chain clearance to the Whenever a wheel, wheel bolt or wheel nut is ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... securely fastened. Drive slowly and follow the chain manufacturer's instructions. If you can hear the chains contacting yourvehicle, stop ... to clean your vehicle, be sure to follow the n1anufacturer's warnings and instructions. And always open your doors or windows when you're cleaning the inside. ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ...-type powdered cleaner. They will clean normal spots and stains very well. Do not use them on vinyl or leather. Here are some cleaning tips: Always read the instructions on the cleaner label. Clean up stains as soon as you can -- before they set. Use a clean cloth or sponge, and change to a clean ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ...will clean off better with just water and mild soap. Special Cleaning Problems Greasy or Oily Stains Stains caused by grease, oil, butter, ... ring. I . Carefully scrape off excess stain. 2. Follow the solvent-type instructions described earlier. 3. Shoe polish, wax crayon, tar and asphalt will stain...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... product. 1 . Carefully scrape oiYexcess stain, then sponge the soiled area with cool water. 2. If a stain remains, follow the foam-type instructions described earlier. 0 3. If an odor lingers after cleaning vomit or urine, treat the area with a watedbaking soda solution: 1 teaspoon ( 5 mlj of ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ...be cleaned often. GM Glass Cleaner (GM Part No. 1050427) or a liquid household glass cleaner ... scratches. Avoid placing decals on the inside rear window, since they may have to be scraped off ... If abrasive cleaners areused on the inside of the rear window, an electric defogger element may be damaged. ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... running, wax or othermaterial may be on the blade orwindshield. Clean the outside of the windshield with GM Windshield Cleaner, Bon-Ami Powder@(GM Part No. 1050011). The windshield is clean if beads do not form when you rinse it with water. Clean the blade by wiping vigorously with a cloth soaked ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ...may dull the finish or leave swirl marks. Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Parts Bright metal parts should be cleaned regularly to keep their luster. Washing with water... steam or caustic soap to clean aluminum. A coating of wax, rubbed to high polish, is recommended for all bright metal parts. 6-56
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ...,make sure the body repair shop applies anti-corrosion material to the parts repaired or replaced to restore corrosion protection. Finish Damage Any stone ... be repaired with touch-up materials available from your dealer or other service outlets. Larger areas of finish damage can be corrected in your...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...are not removed, accelerated corrosion (rust)can occur on the underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan and exhaust system...of purchase, whichever occurs first. This applies only to materials manufactured and sold by General Motors. Bodies, body conversions or equipment not made or sold by ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ..., leather and rubber Armor All Cleaner 12345725 12 oz. (0.354 L) Silicone Tire Shine Shines tires See your General Motors Parts Department for these products. * Not recomrr.,..ded for pigskin suede leather. See "Fluids and Lubricants'' in the Index. **Not ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    Vehicle Identification Number(VIN) B Service Parts Identification Label You'll find this label on the front passenger door frame. It's very helpful if you ever need to order parts. On this label is: SAMPLE4UXTM072675 E N G I N E A 6 CODE MODEL YEAR your VIN, ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... heavy snow from the the windshield before using the windshield wipers. If the overload is caused by some electrical problem and not snow, etc., be sure to get it fixed. Power Windows and Other Power Options Circuit breakers in the fuse panel ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    Instrument Panel The fuse block access door is on the driver's side of the instrument panel below the ... fuse extractor. The fuse extractor is mounted to the fuseblock access door. To remove fuses if you don't have... correct fuse. If you ever have a problem on the road and don't have a spare fuse,...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... Sidemarkers, Glove Box Ashtray SDM Wiper Motor, Washer Pump A/C, A/C Blower, High Blower Relay, HTD Mirror Power Amp, Cigarette Lighter, Door Lock Relay LP Cluster, HVAC Controls, RR HVAC Controls, IP Switches,Radio Illumination, Door Switch Illumination DRL Relay 10. 11. 12....
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ...Radio (Battery), Power Antenna PRNDL, Automatic Transmission Rear Window Defog 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22....RR HVAC PWR ACCY PWR WDO RR HVAC Controls, HIGH, MED, LOW Relays Power Door Lock, Six-Way Power Seat, Keyless Entry Illumination Module Power Windows ?Circuit Breaker Do not use fuses of higher ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    Capacities and Specifications Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Replacement part numbers listed in this section are based on the ...GM truck dealer. These specifications are for information only. If you have any questions, see the service manual for the chassis or refer to the body manufacturer's ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... ENGINE "VORTEC" 4300 "VORTEC" SO00 "VORTEC" 5700 "VORTEC" 7400 VIN W M R J QTY Without Rear Heater* 1 1 quarts ( 10.4 L) 17 quarts ....ad quart (1 L) for RPO 5ZI and RPO KL5 Models. VIN W M R J Quantity With Filter 4.5 quarts (4.3 L) 5 quarts (4.8 L) 5 quarts (4.8 L) 7 quarts (6.5 ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... 3 I gallons ( I 17.3 L) 35 gallons (132 L) 55 gallons (208.2 L) Normal Rc --' :ermt Parts Engine VIN Oil Filter Air Cleaner Filter'l' PCV Spark Plugs Fuel Filter Radiator Cap "o 'F ... 4 1-932 GF48 I RC36 severe dusty conditions, use AC Air Filter, Part No. 1236C. 6-67
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    Air Conditioning Refrigerants Not all air conditioningrefrigerants are the same. If the air conditioning system in your vehicle needs refrigerant, be sure theproper refrigerant is used. If you're not sure, askyour GM dealer. TYPE Refrigerant R- 134a QTY Front Only 3.00 Ibs. (1.36 kg) QTY Front...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    Lamp andBulb Data LAMP OR BULB HEADLAMPS 2 Headlamp System (Sealed Beam System) Low/High Beam 4 Headlamp System (Composite Headlamp System) Low/High Beam High Beam LAMP OR BULB EXTERIOR Front Sidemarker Lamp Front Park and Turn Lamp Rear Parking Lamp Rear Stop and Turn Lamp Back-up Lamp Back-up ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... System Indicator Lamp Instrument Cluster Illumination Headlamp Beam Indicator Turn Signal Indicator Brake Warning Indicator SIR (Air Bag) Safety Belt Warning Check Gages Indicator Malfunction Indicator ("Service Engine Soon") Lamp TRADE NO. 74 74 194 74 74 74 74 74 74 74 1 1 6 1 2 I I 1 1 1 6-...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    NOTES
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    NOTES 6-72
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... good condition, pleasemaintain your vehicle properly. This section covers the maintenance required for your vehicle. Your vehicle needs these services toretain its safety, dependability and emission control performance. Have you purchased the GM Protection Plan? ThePlan supple~nents your vehicle ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ...€™s servicedepartment or another qualified service center do these jobs. “Part B: Owner Checks ... department or another qualified service center should perform. “Part D: Recommended and Lubricantsମ.you do the work yourself or have it done. “Part E: Maintenance Record” provides a place for you ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Using Your Maintenance Schedule We at General Motors want to help you keep your ... dealer for your service needs, you'll know that GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using genuine GM parts. The proper fluids and lubricants to use are...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ...3 months, whichever occurs first). Drive Axle Service (or 3 months, whichever occurs first). At 6,000 ... Miles (83 000 km): Automatic Transmission Service (vehicles over 8600 GVWR or driven ... conditions only). e If the vehicle is used for delivery service, police, taxi or other commercial application....
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    .... Every 100,000 Miles (166 000 km): Cooling System Service (or every 60 months, whichever occurs first). Spark Plug Wire ... Ventilation (PCV) Valve Inspection. These intervals onlj?sumnariZe mlinterzcrnce services. Be sure to.follow the complete nzainterzance schedule on the jollowing pcrges. 7-5
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... Miles (83 000 km): Automatic Transmission Service (vehicles over 8600 GVWR or driven under...,000 Miles (166000 km): Cooling System Service (or every 60 months, whichever occurs fist... Inspection. These intervals only sumnarize maintenance services. Be sure to follow the complete maintenance schedule on...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    .../City Maintenance Schedule -= Gasoline Engines I Drive axle service: Locking Differential -- Drain fluid and refill at first engine oil change. At subsequent oil changes, ... frequent lubrication may be required for heavy-duty use. The services shown in this schedule up to 100,000miles ( ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 6,000 Miles (10 000 km)...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Servic-e. 0Lubricate chassis components; see footnote ...movement. Referto the appropriate GM service manual for proper caliper service procedures. DATE ACTUAL ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... 3 months, whichever occurs first). A H Emission Control Service. 12,000 Miles (20 000 km)...3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 0Lubricate chassis components; see footnote # ... level and add fluid as needed :%:I DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: I DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... controlled cooling fan, inspect all hoses and ducts for proper hook-up (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). Be sure the valve works properly. 7his is CI Noise Emission Corltrol Service. Applicddr o n l ~ to \~cl~ic.lcs l d in the United Stcrtes. so DArE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED B Y 7-10
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ...rotation, check brake calipers for freedom of movement. Refer to the appropriate GM service manual for proper caliper service procedures. 0Lubricate chassis components; see footnote # (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). 0Check axle fluid ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 27,000 Miles (45 000 ...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 0Lubricate chassis components; see footnote ... as needed. ** I DATE I ACTUAL MILEAGE ISERVICED BYI i I I DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-12...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... filter. freedom of movement. Refer to the An Emission Control Service. 3appropriate GM service manual for proper Replace air cleaner filter. caliper ... or looseness. Adjust or replace as required. This is a Noise Emission Control Service. Applicable only to vehicles sold in the United Stutes. 7-13
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ..., whichever occurs first). An E~nission Con.trol Service. 36,000 Miles (60 000 km)...3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 0Lubricate chassis components; see footnote # ...fluid level and add fluid as needed. ** DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED B Y I DATE I ACTUAL MILEAGE I...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 0Change engine oil and filter (...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 0Lubricate chassis components; see footnote .... Refer to the appropriate GM service manual for proper caliper service procedures. DATE ACTUAL ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 0Vehicles With GVWR Above 8,500 Ibs... or replace as required. This is u Noise Emission Cmr-d Service. Applicable only to vehicles sold irz... properly. This is N Noise Emi-sion Control Service. Applicableonly to vehicles .sold in the United StLttes...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    .... - When doing frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. 0Lubricate chassis components; see footnote ## (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). 17 Check axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. 'W DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED B Y 7-17
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. During tire rotation, check brake calipers for freedom of movement. Refer to the appropriate GM service manual for proper caliper service procedures. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED B Y 7-18
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 60,000 Miles (100 000 km..., whichever occurs first). An En.zission Control Service. J 0Lubricate chassis components; see footnote ... as required. This i.s a Noise E/7zis.sion Control Service.Appliccrble only to vehicles sold in the United ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... 0Replace air cleaner filter. An Emissinll Cof7fm1 Service'. 0Inspect engine accessory drive belt....fuel cap gasket for any damage. Replace parts as needed. AH Emissior7 Coutr-ol ...EGR) system inspection as described in the service manual. A11 Emissiofz C o m o l Service. I DATE I ACTUAL MILEAGE ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emissiol? Control Service. 66,000 Miles (110 000 km) Change ... information. During tire rotation, check brake calipers for freedom of movement. Referto the appropriate GM service manual for proper caliper service procedures. I DATE MILEAGE ACTUAL 1 ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). A I IErnissior~Control Service. 0Lubricate chassis components; see footnote # (or every 3 months, ... 0Check axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. * 'g I DATE I ACTUAL MILEAGE ISERVICED BY I DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED B Y 7 33
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ...3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 0Vehicles With GVWR Above 8,500 lbs. ... Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. 0Check axle fluid level and ... valve works properly.This is a Noise Emission Cor7tmI Service. Applicable ordy to vehicles sold in the United ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ...every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An E I ~ I ~ S SControl Service. ~OII 81,000 Miles (135 ...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 0Lubricate chassis components; see footnote .... Refer to the appropriate GM service manual for proper caliper service procedures. DATE ACTUAL...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... 3 months, whichever occurs first). A n Emission Control Service. 87,000 Miles (145 000 km) ...months, whichever occurs first). AI? Elnission Control Service. 0Lubricate chassis components; see footnote # (...0Check axle fluid level and add fluid as needed. 'M DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED B Y 7-25
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... occurs first). An Em,ission Control Service. 17 Replace air cleaner filter..... Referto the appropriate GM service manual for proper caliper service procedures. 0Vehicles With GVWR ...Adjust or replace as required. This is a Noise Emission Control Service. Applicable only to vehicles sold in the United...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... occurs first). Be sure the valve works properly. This is CL Noise E I T ~ ~ S S ~ O I I Service. Applicdde or1lv to Cotm-d vehicles sold if1 the United StLrtes. ...first). 0Check axle fluid level and add fluid as needed :K:k DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED B Y 7-27
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ..., whichever occurs first). AH Emission Cmtrol Service. 99,000 Miles (165 000 km)..., whichever occurs first). An em is sin^^ Control Service. 0Lubricate chassis components; see footnote # ... and add fluid as needed. :%:> I DATE I ACTUAL MILEAGE ISERVICED BY:( < . ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY 7-28
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ...temperature regularly reaches 90"F Emission Control Service. (32°C) or higher. - In hilly or mountainous terrain... such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. do m t use y x . t r vehicle lmder- any... spark plug wires. An Ernission Control Service. 0Replace spark plugs. An Emission Colztrol...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ...Maintenance Schedule =- Gasoline Engines * Drive axle service: Locking Differential -- Drain fluid and ... 15,000miles (35 000 km). 0 The services shown in this schedule up to 100,000 ..., however, urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 0Lubricate chassis components; see footnote .... R.efer to the appropriate GM service manual for proper caliper service procedures. DATE ACTUAL .... This is a Noise Emissiou sold in Col7tt-ol Servic:c. Applicclhle only to whic*les the UI7ited ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ...sure the valve works properly. This is LZ Noise ~ Euzissioll Control Service. ApplicclDle o r z l t o vehic.1e.s sold in the United Stcrtes. 0Lubricate ...for freedom of movement. Refer to the appropriate GM service manual for proper caliper service procedures. I DATE I ACTUAL MILEAGE ISERVICED B...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... or replace as required. This is a Noise Emission Control Service. Applicable onlyto vehicles sold in the United ...). Replace fuel filter. An Ernissinn Control Service. -f0Replace air cleaner filter. AI... properly.This is LI Noise Emission Corztvol Service. Applicable only to vehicles sold in the United...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... and additional information. During tire rotation, check brake calipers for freedom of movement. Refer to the appropriate GM service manual for proper caliper service procedures. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE Emission Control ScJnYico. Cl Lubricate chassis components; see ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ...). Be sure the valve works properly.This is CI Noise Emissim Control Service. Applicurhle O M I ~ to whicles sold ir? the United States. Change automatic .... - When doing frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY I DATE I...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... for freedom of movement. Refer to the appropriate GM service manual for proper caliper service procedures. Lubricate chassis components; see ... accessory drive belt. A 7 Elnissiorl C o ~ ~ rService. 1 ol I DATE I ACTUALMILEAGE SERVICED BY:^ 0Replace fuel filter. AIZEmission Corz~ol Servicv. ?...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ...) system inspection as described in the service manual. An Emission Control Service. T 0Conduct evaporative control ... equipped. Replace as needed. An Emission Control Service. 0Inspect fuel tank, cap and... for any damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service. 0Vehicles With GVWR Above...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ...occurs first). Alz Em.issiorl Corztrol Service. 0Lubricate chassis components; see footnote ...movement. Referto the appropriate GM service manual for proper caliper service procedures. Ernissiorl Cmtrvl ...replace as required. This is CI Noise Emission Control Service.Applicuhle nnly to \xhic:les sold...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ...). Be sure the valve works properly.This is (1 Noise Emission Control Service. Applicuhle only to vehicles s o l d in the United Stutes. Change engine oil and ... for freedom of movement. Refer to the appropriate GM service manual for proper caliper service procedures. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED B Y...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 0Vehicles With GVWR Above 8,500 lbs....first). 0Replace fuel filter. An Emission Control Service. 0If your engine has a thermostatically ... properly. This is CI Noise EmissioIg Control Service. Applicable only r o rvhicks sold i n the United...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... system (or every 60 months since last service, whichever occurs first). See “Engine Coolantମ.and pressure cap. An Emissio~? Cor~trol Service. 0Lubricate chassis components; see footnote ...movement. Refer to the appropriate GM service manual for proper caliper service procedures. f 0Inspect spark ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ...When doing frequent trailer towing. Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. L I S ~your [ f ' y c ~ not do vehicle Llnder m y oj' these .... 17 Inspect Positive Crankcase Ventilation ( P c v ) valve. AII Ernission Control Sewice. I DATE I I ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED B Y 3 7-42
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    Part € : 5 Owner Checks and Services Listed below are owner checksand services which should be performed at the intervals specified to help ensure the safety,... your vehicle, make sure they are the proper ones, as shown in Part D. Engine Oil Level Check Check the engine oil...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    .... A fluid loss may indicate a problem. Check the system and repair if needed. Cassettt -1eck Service Clean cassette deck. Cleaning ... Once a Year Key Lock Cylinders Service Lubricate the key lock cylinders with the lubricant specified in Part D. At Least Twicea Year Restraint System Check Make sure ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    Starter Switch Check Brake-Transmission Shift Interlock (BTSI) Check When you are doing this ... in any other position, your vehicle needs service. 3. With the engine off, turn the key to the R U N position, but .... If the shift lever moves out of PARK (P), your vehicle's BTSI needs service. 7-45
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ...Check While parked, and with the parking brake set, try to turn the key to LOCK i n each shift lever position. The key should turn to LOCK only when the shift lever is in PARK (P). The key should come out only in LOCK. Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARK (P) Mechanism Check Park on a...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Listed below are inspections and services which should ...Proper procedures to perform these services may be found in a service manual. See "Serviceand Owner ...and steering system for damaged, loose or missing parts, signs of wear or lack of lubrication. inspect...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ...Rear Axle" in the Index. A fluid loss may indicate a problem. Check the axle and repairit if needed....for wear and cracks. Inspect other brake parts, including drums, wheel cylinders, calipers, parking...or conditions result in frequent braking. Drive Axle Service Check readfront axle fluid level and ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... Parking Brake Cable Guides FLUIDLUBRICANT Delco Supreme 1 1 Brake Fluid (GM Part No. ... "Engine Oil" in the Index. Chassis lubricant (GM Part No. 1052497 or equivalent) or lubricant meeting ... No. 12346241 or equivalent). Chassis lubricant (GM Part No. 1052497 or equivalent) or lubricant meeting ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... GC-LB. Lubriplate lubricant aerosol (GM Part No. 12346293 or equivalent) or lubricant meeting requirements... Multi-purpose lubricant, Fuel Door Hinge Superlube@(,GM Part No. 12346241 or equivalent)....Solvent _ _ ~ ~~~~ Multi-purpose lubricant, Superlube@ (GM Part No. 12346241 or equivalent). Gas Line ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed,record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service... the maintenance interval. Any additional information from "Owner Checks and Services" or "Periodic Maintenance" can be added on the following record pages. Also, you...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    I DATE ODOMETER READING 1 SERVICED BY Maintenance Record I MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-52
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED I I I I I
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    Maintenance Record I T L I ODOMETER READING I SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED I
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... Information Here you will find out how to contact GMC Truck if you need assistance. This section also tells YOLIhow to obtain service publications and how to report any safety ... Line -- Alternative Dispute Resolution Program Reporting Safety Defects 0 e Service and Owner Publications ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ...satisfixtion and goodwill are important to your dealer and GMC Truck. Normally, any concern you may ... address any issue which may arise. GMC Truck has empowered its dealers to make decisions... resolved by the dealership without further help, contact the GMC Truck Consumer Relations Manager by calling 1...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... of Canadian and GM Overseas offices. When contacting GMC Truck, please remember that your concern will likely ... its Customer Assistance Center. Any TTY user can communicate with GMC Truck by dialing: 1-800-GMC-8583.... However, if you wish to write GMC Truck, write to: GMC Truck Customer Assistance 3 1...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ... (16 km). Emergc~17cy 7bkr;ing Ser-vic~: Towing to the nearest GMC Truck dealer for warranty related disablements will be covered. GMC ... Roadside Assistance provides stranded owners with over-the-phone roadside repairs, location of the nearest GMC Truck dealer or the following special services: 8-4
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ...: to retail and retail lease customers operating 1997 GMC light duty trucks forperiod of a 0 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) 3 years/36,000 miles(60 000 km). All services must Name and home address be pre-arranged by GMC Truck Roadside Assistance. Telephone ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ... obtaining warranty service. The Courtesy Transportation Program is available to retail purchasers of Commitment Plus eligible 1996 GMC light duty trucks. All Courtesy ...rtcrti[~ia crrrmzgenaents will be nchinister-ed by your GMC Truck dealership service nzcrnngement. All requests should ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ...Courtesy Transportation Program is not part of the Bumper to Bumper Limited Wdrranty. GMC Truck reserves ... Warranty. To assist in resolving these disagreements, GMC Truck voluntarily participates in BBB AUTO ...: For additional program details contact your GMC Truck dealer. For warranty repairs during ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ... complaint serving as an intermediary between you and GMC Truck. If this mediation is unsuccessful, an informal ...information, contact the BBB at 1-800-955-5 100 or the GMC Truck Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-GMC-TRUCK (1 -800-462-8782). REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... you'll notify us. Please call us at 1 -800-GMC-TRUCK ( 1-800-462-8782) or write: GMC Truck Consumer Relations 3 1 E. Judson Street 1607-04 Pontiac, MI 48342-2230 In ...1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L H 8P7 1 Service manuals, service bulletins, owner's nlanuals and other service ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    Service Manuals Service manuals contain diagnostic and repair information for all chassis ... perform "do-it-yourself" service. These are authentic General Motors service manuals meant for professional,... technicians. In some cases bulletins refer to service manuals, specialized tools, equipment and ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ...24 Location ...1.23. 2.47 Readiness Light ...1-27 Servicing ...What Makes it Inflate ...1-25 What Will You See After...29 Antenna. Power ...Antifreeze ...6-20 Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light ...2-49. ...Shiftin...Transmission Park Mechanism Check ...Axle, Locking Rear ...Axle, Rear ... 6-59 8-7 2-42 ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ... Parking ...2-20 6-29 PedalTravel ...Replacing System Parts ...6-30 System Warning Light ...2-48 4-...Check ...7-45 6-28 Wear ...4-6 Brakes. Anti-Lock ...Braking ...4-5 Braking in Emergencies ...4-8 Break-In, NewVehicle ... ...Outside of Your GM ...6-55 Special Problems ...6-52 Stains ...6-52 Tim ...6-57 ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... Light ...2-49 Dead Battery ...5-2 Defects. ReportingSafety ...8-8 Defensive Driving ...4- 1 Defogger.Rear Window ...3-8 Defogging ...3-2.3-4 Defrosting ...3-2.3-4 2-37 DomeLamps ...Door Locks ...2-3 . Sliding ...2-8 2-41 Storage ...Storagepocket ...2-41 2-7 Swing-Out Side ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... ...7-49 Fluids and Lubricants ...Foreign Countries. Fuel ...6-4 French Language Manual ...11 Front Parkingnurn Signal Lamp Bulb Replacement ...6-34 2-41 ... Weight Rating ...4-27 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating ...4-26 .. 11 Guide en Franpis ...GVWR ...4-26 Halogen Bulbs ...6-31 Hazard Warning Flashers ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ...Jack.Tire ...Jump Starting 5-22 5-2 K e y Lock Cylinders Service ...7-44 Keyless Entry System ... ...2-1 Labels Certification ...4-26 CeriificatiodTire ...4-26 Service Parts Identification ...6-60 4-26 Tire... ...1.8. 2.46 Service Engine Soon ...2-50 Loading YourVehicle ...4-26 Ignition Switch ...2- I3...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ... Cylinders ...7-44 2-3 Door ...Key Lock Cylinder Service ...7-44 PowerDoor ...2-3 Rear Door Security ...2-4 Sliding Door Child Security ...2-4 7-46 Steering Column Lock Check ...Loss ...Fluids ...7-49 7-44 Lubrication Service. Body ...Maintenance. Normal Replacement Parts ...6-65 7-5 1 Maintenance ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ... Steering Fluid ...6-24 Windows ...2-26 Power Seat Pregnancy. Use of Safety Belts ...1-29 5-1 Problems on the Road ...Publications. Service and Owner ...8-9 Radiator ...Radiator ...26 4- I5 2-38 Rear Axle ...6-19 Door Security Locks ...2-4 Outside Seat Position ...1-30 Seatpassengers ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ... Transmission ...2-19 Service ...F i- 1 Bulletins. Ordering ...8-9 2-50 Engine Soon Light ...Manuals, Orderlng ...8-9 Parts Identification Label ...6-60 Publications. Ordering ...8-9 Work. Doing Your Own ...6-1 Service ... ...2-45 6-53 Stains. Cleaning ...Starter Switch Check ...7-45 2-14 Starting Your...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    Steering ...4-8 ColumnLockCheck ...7-46 In Emergencies ...4-9 Power ...4-8 Tips ...4-8 Wheel. Tilt ...2-29 Storage Areas ...2-41 Storage. Vehicle ...6-30 Stuck: In Sand. Mud. Ice or Snow ...5-35 2-41 Sunvisors ...Supplemental Inflatable Restraint ...1-2 1 Symbols.Vehicle ...v Taillamp Bulb ...
  • 1996 GMC Savana Van | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... ...6-25 Washing YourVehicle ...6-55 6-55 Weatherstrips ...Wheel Alignment ...6-48 6-65 NutToryue ...Nut Torque ...5-32 6-48 Replacement ...Wrench ...5-22 Windows ...2-26 Power ...2-26 2-27 SideLatches ...2-27 Swing-Out ...Windshleld Washer ...2-32 Fluid ...2-326-25 Fluid Level Check ...7-43 2-31 ...
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