2001 GMC Sierra C3 Owners Manual and Maintenance Guide

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2001 GMC Sierra C3 Owner\’s Manual

  • 24-hour Roadside Assistance
  • Copyright General Motors Corp. 2000
  • Table of Contents:
    • 1. Seats and Restraint Systems
    • 2. Features and Controls
    • 3. Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
    • 4. Your Driving and the Road
    • 5. Problems on the Road
    • 6. Service and Apperance Care
    • 7. Maintenance Schedule
    • 8. Customer Assistance Information
  • For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French Language Manual:
  • How to Use this Manual
  • Safety Warnings and Symbols
  • Vehicle Damage Warnings
    • Vehicle Symbols
  • Model Reference
  • Service Station Guide

Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems

  • Seats and Seat Controls
    • Power Seats
    • Power Lumbar Control
    • Memory Seat
    • Heated Front Seats
    • Reclining Front Seatbacks
    • Head Restraints
    • Rear Seat
      • Folding the Rear Seat
  • Safety Belts: They re for Everyone
    • Why Safety Belts Work
  • Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts — and the Answers
  • How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
    • Adults
  • Driver Position
    • Lap-Shoulder Belt
  • Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
  • Right Front Passenger Position
  • Air Bag System
    • How the Air Bag System Works
      • Where are the air bags?
      • When should an air bag inflate?
      • What makes an air bag inflate?
      • How does an air bag restrain?
      • What will you see after an air bag inflates?
    • Air Bag Off Switch
    • Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
    • Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag- Equipped Vehicle
  • Center Passenger Position
    • Lap Belt
  • Rear Seat Passengers
    • Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
      • Lap-Shoulder Belt
  • Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
  • Children
    • Infants and Young Children
  • Restraint Systems for Children
    • Where to Put the Restraint
    • Top Strap
      • Right Front Passenger Position Top Strap Anchor
      • Rear Seat Top Strap Anchors
    • Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
      • Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
    • Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
    • Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position
    • Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
  • Older Children
  • Safety Belt Extender
  • Checking Your Restraint Systems
  • Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash

Section 2 Features and Controls

  • Windows
    • Power Windows
    • Swing-Out Windows
  • Keys
  • Door Locks
    • Power Door Locks
  • Keyless Entry System
    • Operation
      • Remote Panic Alarm
    • Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
    • Battery Replacement
    • Resynchronization
  • Rear Doors
  • Tailgate
    • Tailgate Removal
  • Theft
    • Key in the Ignition
    • Parking at Night
    • Parking Lots
  • Content Theft-Deterrent
    • Testing the Alarm
  • Passlock
  • New Vehicle Break-In
  • Ignition Positions
    • Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
  • Starting Your Engine
  • Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
    • To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
  • Automatic Transmission Operation
    • Tow/Haul Mode Switch
  • Parking Brake
  • Shifting Into PARK (P)
    • Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
    • Torque Lock
  • Shifting Out of PARK (P)
  • Parking Over Things That Burn
  • Engine Exhaust
  • Running Your Engine While You re Parked
  • Locking Rear Axle
  • All-Wheel Drive
  • Horn
  • Tilt Wheel
  • Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
    • Turn and Lane Change Signals
      • Turn Signal On Chime
    • Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
    • Flash-to-Pass Feature
    • Windshield Wipers
    • Windshield Washer
    • Cruise Control
      • Setting Cruise Control
      • Resuming a Set Speed
      • Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
      • Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
      • Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
      • Using Cruise Control on Hills
      • Ending Cruise Control
      • Erasing Speed Memory
  • Exterior Lamps
    • Automatic Headlamp System
    • Lamps On Reminder
    • Daytime Running Lamps
    • Puddle Lamps
    • Fog Lamps
  • Interior Lamps
    • Instrument Panel Intensity Control
    • Exit Lighting
    • Illuminated Entry
    • Front Reading Lamps
    • Dome Lamps
    • Cargo Lamp
    • Battery Run-Down Protection
  • Mirrors
    • Electrochromic Inside Rearview Mirror with Compass, Temperature Display and OnStar Controls
      • Temperature and Compass Display
      • Electrochromic Mirror Operation
      • Compass Variance
      • Compass Calibration
      • Cleaning the Mirror
    • Power Outside Rearview Mirrors
    • Heated Outside Rearview Mirrors
    • Driver s Outside Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
    • Convex Outside Mirror
  • Storage Compartments
    • Glove Box
    • Center Console Storage Area
      • Center Console Storage Area Access Door
    • Cupholders
    • Tonneau Cover
  • Ashtray and Cigarette Lighter
  • Sun Visors
    • Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors
  • Accessory Power Outlets
  • OnStar System (If Equipped)
    • Safety and Security Services
    • Premium Services (Includes Safety and Security Services)
    • OnStar System Limitations
  • HomeLink Transmitter
    • Programming the Transmitter
    • Operating the Transmitter
    • Training a Garage Opener with a Rolling Code Feature (If Equipped)
    • Erasing Channels
    • Accessories
  • The Instrument Panel – Your Information System
  • Instrument Panel Cluster
    • Speedometer and Odometer
      • Trip Odometer
      • Engine Hour Meter Display
    • Tachometer
  • Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
    • Safety Belt Reminder Light
    • Air Bag Readiness Light
    • Air Bag Off Light
    • Voltmeter
    • Brake System Warning Light
    • Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
    • Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
    • Transmission Temperature Gage
    • Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada)
      • If the Light Is Flashing
      • If the Light Is On Steady
      • Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
    • Oil Pressure Gage
    • Cruise Light
    • Tow/Haul Light
    • Fuel Gage
  • Message Center
    • Battery
    • Trans Fluid Hot
    • Low Coolant
    • Check Coolant Temp
    • Engine Overheated
    • Reduced Engine Power
    • Check Eng Oil Pressure
    • Check Eng Oil Level
    • Change Engine Oil
    • Security
    • Low Washer Fluid
    • Cargo Lamp On
    • Low Fuel
  • Secondary Information Center (SIC)
    • Fuel
    • Trip
      • Personal Trip Computer and Business Trip Computer
      • Timer
      • Vehicle History Last 15 Days
      • Annual Mileage
    • Menu
      • Automatic Door Lock
      • Automatic Door Unlock:
      • Remote Lock Feedback
      • Remote Unlock Feedback
      • Headlamp Delay
      • Perimeter Lamps
      • Alarm Warning
      • Language
      • Display Units
      • Day/Date/Time
      • Language and Personalization Reset

Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems

  • Comfort Controls
    • Heater and Air Conditioning Comfort Controls
      • Fan Knob
      • Temperature Knob
      • Mode Knob
    • Air Conditioning
      • Passenger Compartment Air Filter
    • Heating
    • Defogging and Defrosting
    • Rear Window Defogger
    • Ventilation System
      • Ventilation Tips
  • Audio System
    • Setting the Clock
    • AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player
      • Playing the Radio
      • Finding a Station
      • Setting the Tone
      • Adjusting the Speakers
      • Playing a Cassette Tape
      • CD Adapter Kits
    • Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
    • Compact Disc Changer
      • Compact Disc Changer Errors
    • Theft-Deterrent Feature
      • Activating the Theft- Deterrent Feature
      • Unlocking the Theft- Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss
      • Disabling the Theft- Deterrent Feature
    • Audio Steering Wheel Controls
    • Understanding Radio Reception
      • AM
      • FM Stereo
    • Tips About Your Audio System
    • Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
    • Care of Your Compact Discs
    • Care of Your Compact Disc Changer
    • Fixed Mast Antenna

Section 4 Your Driving and the Road

  • Defensive Driving
  • Drunken Driving
  • Control of a Vehicle
  • Braking
    • Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
      • Using Anti- Lock
    • Braking in Emergencies
  • Steering
    • Power Steering
    • Steering Tips
      • Driving on Curves
    • Steering in Emergencies
  • Off-Road Recovery
  • Passing
  • Loss of Control
    • Skidding
  • Operating Your All-Wheel-Drive Vehicle Off Paved Roads
    • Before You Go Off-Roading
    • Loading Your Vehicle for Off-Road Driving
    • Environmental Concerns
    • Traveling to Remote Areas
    • Getting Familiar with Off-Road Driving
    • Scanning the Terrain
    • Driving on Off-Road Hills
    • Approaching a Hill
    • Driving Uphill
    • Driving Downhill
    • Driving Across an Incline
    • Stalling on an Incline
    • Driving in Mud, Sand, Snow or Ice
    • Driving in Water
    • After Off-Road Driving
  • Driving at Night
  • Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
    • Hydroplaning
    • Driving Through Deep Standing Water
    • Driving Through Flowing Water
    • Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
  • City Driving
  • Freeway Driving
  • Before Leaving on a Long Trip
  • Highway Hypnosis
  • Hill and Mountain Roads
  • Winter Driving
    • Driving on Snow or Ice
    • If You re Caught in a Blizzard
  • Recreational Vehicle Towing
  • Loading Your Vehicle
    • Truck-Camper Loading Information
    • Trailer Recommendations
  • Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab
  • Towing a Trailer
    • If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
      • Tow/Haul Mode
    • Weight of the Trailer
    • Weight of the Trailer Tongue
    • Total Weight on Your Vehicle s Tires
    • Hitches
    • Safety Chains
    • Trailer Brakes
    • Driving with a Trailer
    • Following Distance
    • Passing
    • Backing Up
    • Making Turns
    • Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
    • Driving On Grades
    • Parking on Hills
    • When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
    • Maintenance When Trailer Towing
    • Trailer Wiring Harness
      • Heavy-Duty Trailer Wiring Package
      • Instrument Panel Jumper Wiring Harness
    • Step-Bumper Pad

Section 5 Problems on the Road

  • Hazard Warning Flashers
  • Other Warning Devices
  • Jump Starting
  • Towing Your Vehicle
  • Engine Overheating
    • Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
    • If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
    • If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
  • Cooling System
    • How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank
  • Engine Fan Noise
  • If a Tire Goes Flat
  • Changing a Flat Tire
    • Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
    • Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
    • Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
  • If You re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
    • Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
    • Using the Recovery Hooks

Section 6 Service and Appearance Care

  • Service
    • Doing Your Own Service Work
    • Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
  • Fuel
  • Fuels in Foreign Countries
  • Filling Your Tank
  • Filling a Portable Fuel Container
  • Checking Things Under the Hood
    • Hood Release
    • Engine Compartment Overview
  • Engine Oil
    • Checking Engine Oil
    • When to Add Engine Oil
    • What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
    • Engine Oil Additives
    • When to Change Engine Oil
      • How to Reset the CHANGE ENGINE OIL Message
    • What to Do with Used Oil
  • Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
  • Passenger Compartment Air Filter
  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
    • When to Check and Change
    • How to Check
      • Checking the Fluid Level
    • How to Add Fluid
  • All-Wheel Drive
    • Transfer Case
      • When to Check Lubricant
      • How to Check Lubricant
      • What to Use
    • Front Axle
      • When to Check and Change Lubricant
      • How to Check Lubricant
      • What to Use
  • Rear Axle
    • When to Check Lubricant
    • How to Check Lubricant
    • What to Use
  • Engine Coolant
    • What to Use
    • Checking Coolant
      • Adding Coolant
  • Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
  • Power Steering Fluid
    • When to Check Power Steering Fluid
    • How to Check Power Steering Fluid
    • What to Use
  • Windshield Washer Fluid
    • What to Use
    • Adding Washer Fluid
  • Brakes
    • Brake Fluid
      • Checking Brake Fluid
      • What to Add
    • Brake Wear
    • Brake Pedal Travel
    • Brake Adjustment
    • Replacing Brake System Parts
  • Battery
    • Vehicle Storage
  • Bulb Replacement
    • Halogen Bulbs
    • Headlamps
    • Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Daytime Running Lamps
    • Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) and Cargo Lamp
    • Taillamps
  • Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
  • Tires
    • Inflation — Tire Pressure
      • When to Check
      • How to Check
    • Tire Inspection and Rotation
      • When It s Time for New Tires
    • Buying New Tires
    • Uniform Tire Quality Grading
      • Treadwear
      • Traction — AA, A, B, C
      • Temperature — A, B, C
    • Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
    • Wheel Replacement
      • Used Replacement Wheels
    • Tire Chains
  • Appearance Care
  • Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
    • Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
    • Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
    • Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
    • Cleaning Vinyl
    • Cleaning Leather
    • Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
    • Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
    • Cleaning Wood Panels
  • Care of Safety Belts
  • Cleaning Glass Surfaces
  • Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
  • Weatherstrips
  • Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
    • Washing Your Vehicle
    • Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
    • Finish Care
    • Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Parts
  • Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome- Plated Wheels
  • Cleaning Tires
  • Sheet Metal Damage
  • Finish Damage
  • Underbody Maintenance
  • Chemical Paint Spotting
  • GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
    • Engine Identification
  • Service Parts Identification Label
  • Electrical System
    • Add-On Electrical Equipment
    • Windshield Wipers
    • Power Windows and Other Power Options
    • Fuses and Circuit Breakers
      • Instrument Panel Fuse Block
      • Center Instrument Panel Fuse Block
      • Underhood Electrical Center
  • Replacement Bulbs
  • Capacities and Specifications
    • Capacities
    • Engine Specifications
    • Wheels and Tires
  • Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts

Section 7 Maintenance Schedule

  • Introduction
    • Your Vehicle and the Environment
    • Maintenance Requirements
    • How This Section is Organized
  • Scheduled Maintenance
    • Using Your Maintenance Schedule
  • Scheduled Maintenance
    • Footnotes
  • Scheduled Maintenance
    • Engine Oil and Chassis Lubrication Scheduled Maintenance
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Part B: Owner Checks and Services
    • At Each Fuel Fill
      • Engine Oil Level Check
      • Engine Coolant Level Check
      • Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
    • At Least Once a Month
      • Tire Inflation Check
      • Cassette Deck Service
    • At Least Twice a Year
      • Restraint System Check
      • Wiper Blade Check
      • Spare Tire Check
      • Engine Air Cleaner Filter Restriction Indicator Check
      • Weatherstrip Lubrication
      • Automatic Transmission Check
    • At Least Once a Year
      • Key Lock Cylinders Service
      • Body Lubrication Service
      • Starter Switch Check
      • Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check
      • Ignition Transmission Lock Check
      • Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARK (P) Mechanism Check
      • Underbody Flushing Service
  • Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
    • Steering and Suspension Inspection
    • Exhaust System Inspection
    • Engine Cooling System Inspection
    • Transfer Case and Front Axle (All- Wheel Drive) Inspection
    • Brake System Inspection
  • Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
  • Part E: Maintenance Record

Section 8 Customer Assistance Information

  • Customer Satisfaction Procedure
  • Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
  • Customer Assistance Offices
    • United States
    • Canada
    • Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
  • GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
  • Roadside Assistance
    • Canadian Roadside Assistance
  • Courtesy Transportation
    • Plan Ahead When Possible
    • Transportation Options
      • Shuttle Service
      • Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
      • Courtesy Rental Vehicle
    • Additional Program Information
  • Warranty Information
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