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I Supplement to the 1998 Chevrolet S10 (with ZR2 Su.sp--lsion) and

Chevmlet Blazer (with ZR2 Suspension) Owner’s ~IManuals

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,Section 1 Seats and Restraint. Systems


.Manual Lumbar Support (If Equipped)

Reclining Seatbacks- (Bucket Seats or 60/40 Bench)

If you have. this feature, there will be a . knob on the outside. of the driver and passenger bucket seats.

To. adjust the front seatback, lift the lever on the auter ,side of the $eat.

Turn .the knob to the ldt to increase: lumbar support and to the fight to decrease lumbar support.

Release the .lever to lwk the seatback where. yau want it. Pull up on the lever.and the seat will go-to an upright position.



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your safety belts can’t do theirjob when

Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle-is in motiw can be dangerous, Even if .you buckle up, you.3-e reclined like thfs. The shoulder belt can’t won’t be against your body, Instead, it will. be in front of you. In .a crash you could :.go into it, receiving neck or other injuries. The lap belt can’t do its jab either.. In a crash the belt conId.,go. up over your abdomen. The b.elt .forces would be therei not at your pelvic bones. This could cause- serious internal injuries. Far proper protection when the vehicle is in motion, have the seatback upright. Then -sit well back in the seat and wear your safety belt- p-roperly.

B-ut don‘t have a seatback reclindif your vehicle is moving.



The front seatbaek folds -forward to let people. get into .the back seat orto .access the st0rqg.e area behind the seat. To fold the front seatback forward, rotate the handle on the side 0% the; seat rearward and pull the seatback forward.

T'so retun the scatback to the upright position, push :the iseatback dl the- way back until the+ latch catches. If the seatback was reclined before -being folded forward, it will~retwn. to the reclined position.

iil a sudden.stop or drm'h. That could cause injury -to the pewon sitting there. Always press rearward on the seatback to be sure lit is locked.

Easy Entry Seat (Extended Cab) The right front budcet or .split-b.ench seat of your vehicle make3 it easy to get in and. out sf the rear vehicle area. e Tilt the. right fr.ont seatb.ack ,completely forward and

the whokseat will slide- forward. th.e seatback to .its original pc&ion-after someone gets ,5nto the rear s&t.area. Then move ihe seat rearward until it locks.

If an easy entry right front seat 'isn't can move. In a sudden stop or crash, the person sitting there could be injured. After you've used it, be sure to push-rearward on an easy entry seat ta be sure it is locked,

locked, it

Tilt the seatback completely forward again to .get out

Jump Seat (Extended Cab Nodels)

afety Be s: Th-.ey're for Everyone

Your- extended Gab pickup :has a jump seat in the-. rear aTe8.

273j-s part :of the manual tells you how touse safety belts .properly. It .also te.lls you. some things you .should not, do- wiih -safety belts. And it :explains the. SUPP?

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Why Safety Belts. Work W e n you xi& in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes.

Take :.the .$implest -vehicle. Suppose i t s just a seat on wheels.


Get it up .to speed. Then stop 'the vehicle.. The rider doesn't stop.

The person keeps going. until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield .. ,


or the safety belts ! With safety belts, you slow-do.wri as the vehicle does. You-get m-ore stop. Yau st0.p over more distance, -and ya.w.strongest bones take the fmces. That% why s-afety belts make such goad. sen-se.

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How to Wear Sa.fety Belts Prop.e,rIy Adults

Fist, ym'U want to know which reatmint systems your vehicle has.; We'll .start with the driver pasition. Driv-er Position

Lap-Shoulder Belt The. driver.has allap-shoulder belt. Here's haw to wear it properly. 1. Close :and lock the. doox. 2. Adjwt the seat (to se:e how, see '4Seats'" in the Index)

SD you cansit up straight.

3. Pick up the latch plateand pull the. belt across you.

Don't let it .get.twisted, The .shoulder beit may- lock. -if you pull the belt-across;: .you very .quickly. If this happens, let. the belt g o back - slightly to. unIock it;. Then pull the: belt across .you more Slowly.

4. Push the latch plateinto the bu&?.e.until it clicks.


Pull up on ihe.latch plate to make sure -it -is secure. If the. belt isnyt. long enough, see “Safety Belt Ewtender’kt the end o€.this section. Make sufe the release button oh ihe- buckle is- positiofied so you would be able to unbuckle the :safety .belt quiCkly if you ever had t.0.


toa loose. In a wash, you would move fimward too much,. which. c.auld.increase injury. The shouIder belt should fit against p u r ba-dy.


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You:can De sermusly mpred if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this, In a wash, the belt would go up gver your abdom6n. .The- belt.'forces would b.e there;not at the peIvie~ bones. This could cause: serious internal mpries. Always bgckle -your belt-into the -bucklel .e .. .

3hu can. loe seriously :injured if yau wear the shoulder-.belt under .your .arm. &-a crash, your body would move too %ar .forward, which would inereas.& the chance of head and neck-injury. Aka, the belt. would apply too- much force to. the ribs, which aren't :as strong as shoulder bones. You could also severely .injure.intetn,d organs like your Ifver or :spleen.

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Q: What’s wrong.with this?

You can be seriously injured. by a twisted belt. .In .a crash, you wouldn’t have the .full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt i s twisted, make It straight can work properly, or ask. :your dealer to


Safety Belt- Use .During Pregnancv Safety -belts work for wayone, 'including pregnant women. Like all occ.upants, the.y serio-usly injured if they don't wear :safety belts..

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To unlatch the-beltj just push the-button on thti buckle. The belt should go- back out -of .the way. Before you :close the door, be sure the; belt is out of-the way. If ypu.slam the door on it, you can damage.both the belt and your vehicle..

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A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulderbdt, and the lap-portion should be worn as low as possible, below the rounding, :throughout .the pregnancy.

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.Supplemental Inflatable Restraint. (SIR) System


Here are-the most imponant things to h o w about the air

Air ba-gs inflate with.great fo.rce, fiwter than the blink of an eye. If you're too close to an inflating air bag, it .could seriously. injure you.. This is true. even with reduceillforce-frontal air bags, Safety belts help keep you in position before arid during a crash. Always wear your safe.ty belt, even with reduced-force air bags, .The -driver should sit .as far back as possible while still mairitaining. control'iof the vehicle,

The system. checks the air bag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is a. electrical pKoblem. See “Air Ba,g Re@diness Light” in the Index for myore information.


How the . A i

Bag System Works

Iflsornething: is between an occupant 'and an air- bag, the bag migbt not inflate properly or it mFiht. forceithe. abj;ect into ;that Iperson. The path inflating :air bag must -be kept. clear. Don't of put :anything between an occupmt and an -air bag, .and .don't attiach or -put anything on the. steerh-g, wheel hub: or on or near any ather -air bag. covering.

.How does .an- air bag restrain?

When .an air bag inflates, -there is dust in the air, This dust could causebreathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble.- To avoid this, everyone'in the vehicle should get out as soon as it is.. safe to .do so. If you have breathing problems but can't get out of the- vehicle after an :air bag inflates, then get fresh air by opening a window or door.

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'NOTICE: If you damage the. covering for the driver 'S or the right front passeager's -air Bag, the bag may not work properly. You maylhave to replace the air bag~.'module in the steering wheel or both the air bag'module -and the instrument panel for the right front passenger's air bag. Do not open .or break the air ba,g &werings. -

If the right front pass,enger% air bag is turned of& the person sitting there won't have the-extra protection of an air bag.. In a crash, -t.heair bag wouldnst be able- to inflate and help proteet the person .sitting there. Make turned on unless yon are using a rear-facin-g child restraint in the right front seat positioni

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Servicing Your -Air B-ag-Equipped. Vehicle


Center Passenger Position

Lap Belt If your. vehicle has a 'bench sear;, someone can :sit,in the ceater position.

When you sit in a center seating pasition, y.00- have a lap safety belt, which has na retractor.. To make. the belt longer; ti&, the latGh .plate arid p d l it along. the-belt.

Rear Seat Passengers (Extended Cab Jump Seats)

Rear passengers who aren’t safety belted can be thrown out of the vehicle in a crash. And they can strike others in the vehicle-who are wearing.slfety


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Each jump seat has a lap belt with no retractor. To make the belt longer, tilt the latch plate a little and p-ull the belt.

To .make it shmter, pull the belt as shown until it is :snug. Buckle and.gosition it the same way:as the lap part of the driver’s s~dety belt (see “’Driver Pogition” in the Index). Make sure. the release buttan cm the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt-quickly if you ever had bo. To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. Don’t use child restraints on these seats. They won’t work properly.





vehicle, A baby doeen’t weigh much -- until a Never hold a: baby in your arms whikriding in a

crash, During a crash a baby will. becume so heavy you can’t. hold it.. For example, in-a. crash at only 25 mph (40 km/hj, a 12-1b,-(5.5 kg) baby wilI suddenly become a 240-lb. ($10 kg) force-on your arms. The baby would .be almost. imposiible to hold.

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udcure the baby in an infant restraint, but be . sure ts turn off the- passenger !-s air bag. See i “Se.curing;-a. Child Restraint Seat position'^' in the Index for more on this, including important safety information.

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C.hild Restraints Every time-infants and young children lick in vehicles., they should have protection provided. by appropriate; restraints.


‘What are. the different ty,pes af’add-on :chiId restraints?

A: Add-on child restraints are avitilable in four~basic .types. When decting a child restraint, take-into. consideration not only the.chil&’s weight and size, but dso- whether or not t.e.restraint .will be compatible with the qetq V&icl.g in which it will be used.


An infant car bed. (A> is a special bed made -€of use in :a motor vehicle. It's an infant restraint system designed to restrain orposition a child on -a continuaus flat surface. With .an.infant car bed, make sure that the infant's head rests tow.ard th.e center &he vehicle..



A rear-facing idant restraint (€3) .positionsan infant. to face the rear of the-vehicle. Rear-facin.g infant restraints are designedfur infants of up to:about 20 lbs-. (9 kg) and.-about one yearatage. This type of restrstirit faces: the rear so that the infhnt':s head, Beck and-body -can. have the supporcthey need in a .crash. Some idant seats . c m e in ~ W O pats. -- the base stays secured in the vehicle and the seat part. is removable.

A booster .seat (F, GI is designed forchildren who me about 40-to 60 lbs. (1s to 27 kg) and about four to-eight years of age. It’s designed to improve the fit of thevehcle’s safety belt system. Ekooster seats. with shields use lap-only belts; however; booster seats without shields use lap-shoulder belts-. Booster seats can also help a child to see out the window.

The -child restraint must be secured properly in the right front. passenger seat. If yuu want to securera rear-facing cbild restraint in the right front passenger’s-seat, you need.ts turn off the passenger’s air bag. See “Securing a; Child Restraint in the Right Front. Seat Position’’ in. the Index for more on-this, including important safety information.


Top Strap

If your child restmint:has. a ;top strap, it .anchored. If you need to. have an .anchor installed, you -can ask your GM .dealer to put it in: for YOU, If you want to install an anchor yourself7 your -dealer -can. tell y ~ u how to do it.

Jump 'Seats (Extended. Cab)

Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat. Position

A child in a. rear-facing child restraint can be. seriously injure.d or killed if the right front passenger’s air bag inflates, even. though your vehicle has reduced-force.fronta1 air bags. This is because the back of the rearfacing chiZd restraint would be very close to the inflating air bag. Be sure to-turn off the air bag before using a rear-facingkhild restraint in the right front seat positian. E’a forward-facing child restraint is suitable for your child, always move the- passenger seat as far back as it will go.

To turn sff the. right fi-ont passenger’s airbag,. insert your ignition key into the switch, push in, .md move the switch to AIR BAG OFF. The AIR BAG OFF light will corne on to let you know that the right front pass-enger’s air bag: is off: The right front passenger’s air bag. win remain off until you turn- it back on again, and the AIR BAG OFF light will stay on to remind you that the air bag is off.


r comes on when

If the air bag you have turned off the air: bag, it means that something may be wrong with the air bag system. The right front passenger’s air bag. could inflate even though the switch is -off. I% this ever happens, don’t secure a $ear-facing child restraint in your vehicle until you have your v.ehicte-.serviced.

If the shoulder belt goes in front of the child’s face or neck, put it behind the child restraiot.


4. Buckle the, belt. Make sure the felease buttoh is positioned so: you .woul&be -able-. to safely belt quickly ifflyou ever hadita

5. Pull the:rest of the shoulder belt ala the way out uf

the, retractor to. set .the lock.

6. To tighten the belt, f e d the shoulder bekback into.

the retractor while you push down on the chld restraint. If :you’re using a forward-facing .child restraint, you may find it helpful t-0 use.yo.& knee t6 push do-wn on the child restraint as you tighten the belt.


7. Push atrd pull the child restraint in different

.&ec$ions to be sure it

To remove-.the.child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle% safety belt and let it go back. all the way. The safety belt will move. free1y;again and be ready towork.for an adult or larger child passenger. 'If you. were using. a -rear-facing- childrestraint, turn on the right front paisenger 's. air bag when y ~ u fernow the; rear-facing child-res$ainrt from. the-vehkie.

To turn the air bag .on. again, insert your ignition key into the switch., push in, and muve the switch SO the ON position.

Larger Children

If the ri,ght front p.assenger”s :air bag is turned off, the person sitting there won? have. the. extra protection of.-an air bag. In a crash, the air bag wouldn’t be able to inflate and .help protect the persolk sitting there. Make sure the air bag is- turned on unless you are using- a reapfacing child restraint in the right.front seat position.

Children who have outgrown ChirCSrestraints should wear the vehicle’s safety beits.

Children who aren’t buckled up can be thrown out in a crash. Children who areri’t buckled uu cm ‘strike- other people. who. are.




Never do this. Here a child is sitting in .a .seat.that-has a lap-shoulder .belt, but the shoulder part is. behind the child wears .the belt in this way, in the. child. a crash the chi1d:might slide under the belt. The belt’s force would applied right on the child’s abdomen. That could cause serious or fatal injuries.

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Wherever the child.sits, the lap p.ortion of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the- child’s thighs. This applies beit force to. the child’s pelvic bones in -a crash.



If belts are cut.or damaged, replace.thern. Collision daage:also may mean you will need to have :safety belt or seat parts repaired or replaced. New parts and repairs may be necessary even if the belt .warm7 being :used at the time of the collisian. If a n . air bag inflates, you’ll need to replace air bag system parts. See the part on-tlie air bag system earlier in this section.

.Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash. .If you’ve had a crash, do you nee.d .new belts? After- a’ very minor cgllision, nothing may be necessary. But if the belts were stretched, as they would be if worn during a more severe crash, then you need new belts. If you ever see a label on the driveds OT the right ftont, passenger’s:-safety ‘belt that says to replace. the. belt, be sure to do so. Then the new belt will be there to help protect you: in .a collision. .YQU would see this label on the belt near the d-oor opening.

To help avoid personal injury, belt assembly must be replaced if this vehicle is in a collision or if “Replace Belt” appears below. See Owner’s Manual for more information.


Section .2

Here you can l e m about the many standard and optional features on your vehicle, and information shifting and braking. Also explained are the instrument panel and the warning systems that teII you working properly -- and what to do if you have a problem,

on starting, if everything is

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Keys Door Locks Keyless Entry System (If Equipped) Tailgate Theft Passlock@ New Vehicle “Break-In” Ignition Positions Starting Your Engine Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped) Automatic Transmission Operation Manual Transmission Operation Parking Brake Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission Only) Shifting Out of PARK (P) (Automauc Transmission) Parking Over Things That Burn

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Keys Leaving young children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child. or others .could be badly Injured or - even kill&. They could operate power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don’t leave the. keys in a vehicle with young children.


This vehicle-has one double- sided key far the ignition and door. locks. It will fit. with either side up.. .When a~ new vehicle is delivered, the dealer provides the owner with a pair didentical keys-and a key code- number.


Your vehicle has a number dfeatures that can help prevent theft. But you can have a lot of trouble getting into your vehicle if you ever lock your keys inside. You may even have to damage. your vehicle. to get in. So be sure you have extra keys.

The key code .number tells your dealer or a qualified locksmith hQw to .make extra keys. Keep this. number i,n a safe place., If you lose your keys, .you’ll be able to have .new. ones made easily using this number. Your selling dealer should .also have this number.


1 :le are several ways to kock and unlock yolur.vehick. 'You can Keyless Entry S,ys:tem,. if you have this option. YOU canuse- your key IO ufil-ock your door- from -the outside., To. lock your &or ffom the inside, $tide the lever on.-your inside door clown.

Door Lock

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Side Access Panel (Extended Cab) (If Equipp.ed)

Power Door Locks (If Equipped)

Your vehide may be equipped with a .side;access panel for converaience i n . loading and unloading cargo. TO open the side access-panel, first-open the.driver's front.dmr. Then, use the han:de..on the panel to open it. You must close the side access panelbefore you can close the driver's door.

If YOU?' vehicle has power door locks, the switch is located on the armrest, Remove the-ignition key and press LOCK to lock -all. the- doors at once. To unlock the doors, press the raised area next to the key symbol.


This device-complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules! Operation- is subject to the fol1owing:swo conditions: (1) this device may .not,,caus:e h-armful inter€rnCe,. aril. (2) this device. must ;accept any inte&aenc:e received, including interference that may cause- undesired operation.

.If you ..are leaving-:the vehicle; take- your -keys, ape.n:your door and:$@ the lacks from. inside. Then get out ad. .close the door. .Keyless Entry Spt.em (If Equipped)

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dealeri When the dealer .matches the replacement transmitter to your vehicle, any rem.aining transmitters, must also'be matchgd.. Oixe your :dealer-has coded the new transmitter7 the lost trmsmitteir will not.unlock YQW vehicle. Each- vehicle can have only four transmitters matched to it. . Battery Replacement Under normal use, the battery .in .your ,remate keykss entry transmitter-should last about :two years.




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Tailgate You can open the tailgate by.pulling up on ,the handle whi1e:pulling the tailgate down. When you. put the. taiIgate back up,-be sure. it latches securely. Fdlow these.-steps if -you want to remove the tailgate: 1. Rai$e the tailgate-digh.tlg.

Remove born serarung cables. Twremove ea& cable, turn-it so the end faces . t h e front. Then, push fozward SO the larger part af -the :hole is over-the bolt. Full the end over the bolt.

Reverse the procedure to reinstall. Make sqre the tailgate is secure.



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YO vehicle is equipped theft-de$errent system.

with the Passlock

During normal qeratioq, the SECURITY light will go off after the- engine i . ~ started.

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Key Release Button

The: key cannor removed fkom the Ignmon of manual transmission vehicles unless the key release button is used.

'To remove the key on manual transmission.vehicles, turn the.key t o OFF. Then turn the key to LOCK whge pressing the keyrelease button down at the--same time. Pull' the key straight .out; On automatic transmission vehicles, turr.the key to LOCK and pull it strairrht o Retained Accessa Your vehicle is equipped with a Retained Accessory Power (RAP) feature which will -allow certain features. of your vehicle to continue to work up to 20 minutes after the. ignition key is turned to OFF.

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Starting ‘Y6wr Engine.

.Starting Your-2.2 Liter-Engine 1. Withoutpushing the accele@atm pedal., turn your

ignition key .to START. W e n the e n g h starts, let. gu .of the key. The idle speed wil1,:ga down 7ds your: engine gets warm.

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to shift to PARK (P).if yiriur vehicle D.on,”t.try* ‘is movingw If yov do,: you aould damage :the. trafl,sp&Sion. Shift t6 PARK , ’1 anly~ when. your vehic1e.k stopped,

.Holding your key-in START .for longer than I5 secands st a time will cause your.batterg to be- d.rained much sooner. And the excessive^ heat can damage -your- starter matar.


Engine. Coolant Heater (IfEquipped)l

i$ “racing” (Wnning, .at high

S-hifting-aut of PARK-(P) oi. Nk JTRAL (N) while .your engine.: speed) is dangerous. Unless your foot is firmly-an the brake pedal, your vehkle cau1d.mot.e very rapidly. You could lose control and hit: people or objects, Don’t shift Q U ~ of PARK (P) or .NEUTRAL (N) while your engine is racing.

I NOTICE:. your transmission caused by shifting, out of PARK (PI or NEUTRAL (N) with the engine: racing isn’.t covered by .your warranty.

I .NOTICE’: .Shifthg to REVE-RSE (R) -while your vehicle is moving fwward could. damage your transmi&n. Shift-to REVERSE [Rj Drily after-your. vehicle is-stopped.


DRIVE (D); This .pasixion: is for: normal dsiving . If you. need morepower for passing, and you.’re:

Gbing less Thanlabout 35 mph (55 kmh), push your :accelerator pedal abo.ut halfway down.

r) G6hg about 3.5 .m.h (55 km/h) of more, push the

accelerator all the way down.

FIRST (I): This, psition gives YOU -even more power- (but lower fuel-economy) than SECOND (2). You-cm. .use:i;t on very Steep hills, or in deep $now;or mud. If the -seke.ctoT lever is$ut in FIRST (1.)- while ;the vehicle is moving forward,. the transmission. won’t shift..into- FIRST (€) until ,the vehicle is going. slowly enough.

try to if you :were stuck in

I€ your- rear wheels can’t rotate, don’t. drive. This might. happen very deep sand or mud or were up againsit a solid object. Yau could.darnage- your t.ransmission. Also, if you stop when goin.guphill, don’t hold your -vehicle there with only ;the. .accelerator -pedal. Thts- could overheat and damage the 1 transmission. Use your brakes or shift into. PARK (PI to hold your .vehicle in pasition on ..a:biu,


Shift .Light

skip more $hap ane..b.--lr when you If y ~ u of .yous- downshiftFt, -you could lose control vehicle. And_ you. could injure yourself .or others. Do&t shift ddwn.more. than one gear: when you downshift.

.Parking Brake To .set the-parkirig brake,: hold the- regular brake pedal down with- your right foot. -Push dowb- thparking brake p&al:with your left €oat. If the ignition is on, the brake system wslrining light will come on. To:release the parking brake hold the regular b.rake pedal down.


Driving with the parking, brake. on can cause your rear brakes. to overheat. You may have to replace them, and you could also damage.other parts: of your vehicle,

If you are towing. a trailer and you must p-ark.-on.-a-hill, see “Towing a Tiailer” in the 1nde.x. That section.:shows. what to do;first to keep the trailer from moving.

Pull the BRAICE RELEASE lever. It is lo.cated .on the bottom of the driver ’S side gf the instrument panel,


Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transmhsion Only)

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Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission Models Only) Before yo,u get: out of your vehicle, turn off, .pat your manual. transmission in REVERSE (R) and Brm1y:'apply h e parking:brake.

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Parking Over ' lings


Thi--,s that can burmould touch hot exhaust- parts under your vehicle and ignite. Don't park- over papers, leaves, dry-grass os other thingsthat can burn.


Running- YQUP“ Engine Parked (Automatic Transmission) It’s better not to park with the engine running. But if ever you have to, here are some things to know, A CAUTION:

Idling the engine with the a h system control 0.E could allow dan.gerous exhaust^ into .your vehicle (see the ear1ier Caution under CZEngine Exhaust”’). Also, idling< in a dosed-in place can let deadly carbon monoxide (CO) into your vehicle even if the fanswitch is at the highest setting. One place.

this can. happen .is a garage. Exhaust -- with CO -= can come in eadly. NEVER park. in:a -garage with the engine running. Another closed-in place can be ‘‘Blizzard” in the Index.)

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If your four-wheel-drive vehicle has the .electronic traWer case, the transfer .case switches are above the, audio. system controls.

x Qut: of four-wheel use these switches tg shift. into 1 drive. You can choose among.three driving settings: 2HI: Thk setting i s for driving in most street and. highw3ay-situatians-. Your front..alcle i s not engaged .in two-wheel drive. When this lamp i:s lit, it is about one-half a s .bright :as the others 4IsI: This setting--eng.ages y:om front axle. to help drive y'ourvehicle. 4H1 when you, need .extra tractim, such as on snowy . . or icy goads, or in mast off-road .situati.ons.

4LO: TI setting also eagageS your %r.ont .axle to ,give you extra traction. You mhy never. need. 4LO. -1t:s:nds the maximum-pawer to -all four wheels. Y0.u. milght choose 4L0, if you were clmving sff+oad in..sand, mud, -deep snow and climbing mdescending steep hllls.. Indicator lights in the- switches sh0.w you which -setting you arein. The indicqtoelights will came on briefly when you turn on the. ignition and .one will -stay -on. If thelights do not come-.on, you should take -your vehicle in for servke. -Anindicator light will flash while shifting. 1t:will remain illurninat when the shift is completed.

Shifting from 2HI to 4HI ILr=ss cUld tdease the; 4H1 switch. This at any speed, and the front axle will lo.& automatically. Shifting from 4HI to 2HI Press and release the 2HI switc.h.. This can be..,done at :any speed, and the' front ,axle will unlock -automatically.

Press the side af the switch with’the down arrow to lower the -window. Press the side of the switch with. the up arrow to rgise the window.

Windows Manual Windows Turn the band crank on each door to raise or lower your manual side door -windows. Power Windows (If Equipped) I€ you have the option4 power windows, .the controls -are~-on each of the side doors. With powef windows, the .switches. contra1 the win,do:ws when the ignition is on or when Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is present. (See “Retained Accessory ‘Power” in. the -Index.) The .driver’s door has a switch €or the passenger .window as well.

Exp,ress-Down Window The drivet’s. window switch also has an ,express-down feature that allows you to lower it without holding.the window switch. Hold the driver’s window switch down. for more than .a half a second to activate the to open- expras-down fe,ature. Lightly tap the switch the window slightly. The- expre-ss-down feature can be interrupted -at any time by pressing the up :anow end of the switch.

.Swing-Out Windows (Extended Cab)

Sliding Rear Win.dow (If Equipped)

To apen-.a rem swing-out window; pull the. latch toward the front of the vehicle. and then push the- .latch..out and .rearward.

Whea you. cloSs the windo.w, be sure the 1atch:eatehes.



Turn SignaYlVZuItifu-nction ,Lever

Ilf~ you. have the tilt. steering wheel, you shou1d:adjust. 'the .steering .wheel before you drive. You can raise it. to .the highest level to.give your legs more room when you enter and exit the vehiile.

The lever: on the left side. of.the-steering column includes ysur: Turn Sig-nal and Lane Change. In6icator * Headlamp HighLow Beam Changer * W'indshield Wipeys Windshield Washer Cruise Control (If Equipped)


Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer To, change the-headlamps. fram lo,w to high -heam 01- hi& to low beam, pull the multifunct&m 'l6ver all the. way tow

L you. Then release it;

r In fireezilng weather, .don’t use your washer until

the windshield is warmed. Otherwise the. washer fluid .can form ice on the. windshield, blocking .your vision.

You control the windshield wipers by turning the band with the wiper symbol an it. For a single wiping cycle, turn the band it there until the wip.ers start,^ then let go. The wipers will stop after one wipe. If you warit more wip&, .hold the band- on MIST longer. You can set the-wiper speed for a long or shortdelay ktween wipes.. This c w be very useful in light rain of snow. Turn the band to: choose the delay time. The closer to .LOW, the .shorter the -delay.

t~ MIST. Hold

a Cruise2controI can be Uangerous where- you

can't drive safely at a steady speed. $0, .don't use.your cruise control on winding mads or in heavy traffic. -Cruise:control can be dangerous on :slippery-r6ads. On such roads, fast .changes .in tire traction c m c&u$e needless wheel spinning, and you could lose -cwtrol. DonY use' cruise control ion slippery mads.

If you leave -your crul! mntllol switch on wni you 're not using: cruise, you might :hit a button and .go into cruise whea you. don't .want to. Ydu startled and even lose control..Keep the cruise control switch gff until p u want toL use ik


Using Cruise Control sn Hills

Exterim Lamp.s


2 -9


Fog:.Lamps: (If Equipped)



Mirrors Electrochromic Daymight Inside Rearview R


:Battery :Run-D,o.wn Protection This. feature shuts off the dome, c,owtesp, vanity, reading,. glove bax, -cargo and underhood lamps if they :are left on- for -more &n 26 minutes when the ignition is off. This will keep -your battery from running. down. If the battery run-.down protection shuts off the interior Iagqg:, to return tonomaloperation it.May be mxessary to: 0 Shut ofFali lamps. and close all -doors;or 0 T w the ,ignitimikey to RUN.




Front Storage Area

A c.onvex mirror make things (like other vehicles) look-farther- away than they ,real@ are; If you cut. too aharply into.the right lane, you could hit-a vehi@ke on your. right. Check your inside mirror or glance over your shoulder before changing lanea

~. .Compartments Glove Box Tci .op,en your glove box, lift the lever on the front of the. glove- box .and lowerthe -door, The glove -box should not be open.while.-driving. Door Starage You will-find. a storage ccsmpartment on-each door;

.E your vehicle. has thisconsole compartment, squeeze . th-e-f.ront lever while lifting the: top. ta open i.t. .. You. c:m Store cassettes in the slots in the front -of 'the compartment, If you have. a mrnpact. disc: player, -you may store compact discs inside the console..

Ashtray and Cigarette Lighter Rotate-the front ashtray door down to-open it.


Don’t put papers and-other things that burn into your ashtray. If you do, cigarettes or other smoking materials could set them on €ire causing damage.

To .remove the -front ashtray, pull the bin upward. TO use the lighter, press it in all ‘the way, and let go. When it’s reidy;it will pop back by:itself.

If your vehicle has the center armrest ccmpartment, lift the: cover to tkte=storage area which iricludes slots- for cassettes -and a coinholder. Some vehicles may have a stor;age.pocket on the back of the bucket -or 60/40 benchxeats.


Illuminated Visor Vanity.Mirror (If Equipped)



Don’t hold a cigarette lighter in w-ith yourhand while it is heating. If -you do, it won.’t be able to back away from the heating element when it’s ready. That can make it overloyad, damaging the righter and the heating element.

Sun Visors To out glare, you can swing down the top. and bottom visors. You can also..swing the bottom visor from Side-to-side. Your: visors may have an extension that can be pulled out for additional glare pratectition and a strap for-holding small items, such as maps. Visor Vanity Mirror Pull the sun visor down -and lift the cover to: expose the vanity mirror.

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Pull the sun visor down and lift the mirror cover ta ttirn ~n the. lamps-.



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A. f& Vents

mrnent. Panel Cluster

OptionaI Cluster

Warnbg. Lights, Gages

. Indicators

‘I 111s. part desc;rilb;es the- war: lg lights -ana gag mat may .be on y.~ur vehicle. The~pictGes will help ~ Q L I locate them. Warning lights . a n d . g.ages can signal that something is wrong before it becorks serious enough to cause an expensive repair -or replacement. Paying gtten~ion to. your. warning lights and gages. c.ou1.d also save you os :otheTs from hjury.

Tliis~light will corne on when. you start yout engine, and ii wlU: -flash .€or a few .secqnds. Then the light should go out, This means the system. is- ready.

AIR BAG OFF Light When you turn the right front passenger’s air bag off, this light will came on and stay on to remind you that the air bag has been turned off. This light will go off when you turn the air bag back on again. See “Securing a Chi1.d Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position” in the Index fur more QD this, including important safety information.

If the right front passenger’s air bag- is turned off, an adult or a child who is no longer an infant sitting in the right front passenger’s position ’ a crash, the air bag wouldn’t be able to inflate won’t have the extra protection of an air bag. In ’ and help protect the person sitting there. Make sure the air bag is turned on unless you are using- .a rearfacing child restraint in the right front seat position.



-Voltmeter Gage

When your-engine is not

‘ReaXlings in :either warning zone indicate a possible problem in the ele.ctric:al=ytem. Have the v:ehicle serviced as .Swn as possil + Shift Light

You have the shiftli-ght if you. have a manual transmis.sim. This light Games on very briefly as a bulb check-when you start the engine,

:Shifting when the indicator light is on wi11;hdp you :get the begt fuel ecmclmy. “Shift LigW in the-hdex.

Your brake system may not be working praperly if the brake.ayst.em warning..light ison. Driving .on can lead with the. brake system warning ligjht to- an accident. If the light is -stM ion-after youJ've- pulled off the road and stc)pped carefully; have the vebicie tawed €@r-.service.



n Light).


If you keep driving your vehicle w8h this. light :on, after..a while, yo:ur-emissiafi contrds may not work as well, your:fuel economy may-not be as. .goad and your engtne may.not run :as srno.othly* This could lead to costly repairs thatmay not be:. covered by your warranty.

:If the Light 19. Flashing

Ifthe Light. Is On Steady




Damage to yaut engine fjmn neglected oil- problems can be-costly and is n ~ t co.vemd by your wiirranty.

Security WarniTlg Light

Service 4WD Light


This. Iight w1u mme on -briefly. when you turn the

1 key toward START. The I engine starts.

light will. stay on until the

This li.ght should ‘come on briefly when you~turn -00 the ignition, :as a check to-show you it is working,




:m nas enxerea a

If the light flashes, .the PaSslc tamper mode. If the ve.hic1.e faus to. start, see “Passlock” in the Index? If the light comes. ,on.-continu.ously while driving and stays qn, there may be a problem with the Pass1oc;k s,ystem. Your :vehicle will-not be protected by PassSIock, and yuu ghould see yuur dealer,


Fuel .Gage



Sect.ion 3 Cornfort C.ontsols and Audio Systems

3- 1.9 3-26 3 - 2.3 3-23 3-24 3 4 5 3-25 3-25

Mode- b o b

Fan Control



Ventilation System Far mild outside temperatures when little heatin-g or coding is needed, use. VENTto .direct outside air through yow vehicle. Airflow is. through the instrument panel outlets. Youz: vehicle’s ventilation system. supplies 0.utsid.e air to the inside 6f your vehicle when it is moving. When.the vehicle is n0.t moving, you can get wtside air to flow through-by selecting .any mode and any fan speed.

You will find ai^ outlets in the center and on the sides of your instrument-p-anel.



AM-FM Stereo

Audio Systems Your DeIco Electtonics--audio system. has been.designed to operate-easily .and give years of listening -pleasure. You..wilJ get the rnost-.enjoyment out of it if you acquaint: yot@se€f with it first,. Find out what your Delco Elec.tmnics system cm,do-and how to operate all its :controls; t.o be sure y.ou're getting the most out OP the a&anced engineering that went into it.. .Setting the. Clock for Systems without Autowtic Tone. Control

.Setting the Clock for Systems with Autonmt~ic Tone Contr.0.l -Preg~ and.hold=HR until the correct hou? appears CM the. ..display. Pses-s and'hold MN until the correct minute -appe-ars on the display. Tu display the clock with the. ignition off,.press-RECALL or HR/MN and the time will be :displayed far a few se~c=cmd.$.. There is -an initial two-secoird :delay before the c10& goes into the tim.e-set-:m&de.

It tci the left to

cantrols the To increase volume and turn. the .radio-on, turn the knob,riglg., decrease volume. RECALL: Display.the.tim& with the ignition off by pressing the-recall hob. When .the radio is .playing9 ,press this knob. to recall the station fieequency. Finding. a Station AM-F" Press the lower knob to.-switch between AM -and EM. The- display shows your selectition.

TUNE: Turn the lower h o b to tune- in fadio stations. SEE= Press the right arrow to:trrne 10 the next-higher station -and the left arrow @ tune to the next lower station.and stay there. SCAN: Tress both SEEK buttons- t~ listen to a few seconds of each radio Station. S C A N will light up: on (he &spiky. Pres-s. the right xrrow to tune in thenext higher st&tion:anB. press ihe left arrow to: tune to the next, lower station. Press VOLUME _or both SEEK buttons to stop sc.anning.

2. Press 3. Tune in ;the Lion. 4. Press SET. (SET will appear :on the .display.) 5. Press one :of 'the h u r pnshbuttons within five-

second&. Whenever you press that numbered buttorr9 tkstation you will return.

In addition to the -four stations already. set, up.. to three 'more stations may be preset on each band by pressing two adj,oining.butbns at the same,. time. Just: 1. Tune in the- desi1e.d station. 2. Press SET. (SET will appear an the display.) .3. Press two adjoining -buttons at .the same. time, within

five seconds. Whenever you press the -game- two buttons, the station you set will return.

4. Repeat the steps for- each pair of pushbut' is. Setting the Tone BASS: Slide. this lever up or downro increase m decrease bass, TREB: Slide this- lever up or. down to increase or decrease treble.. .If a want to decre-ase;the.-tr~~~e.

statign is we-& OK noisy, .you may


-Adjusting BAL: Turn me cojnhol b-ehind the.wpper J the: s.ouQd :to the left or right speakers, The middle position balances .the sound between the speakers. FADE: Turn the.-cmtrol behind the, .lowew.knob the .somd-to the fi-oat or -rea .speakers. .The middle- .-posiiioh balances the .somd between. the sp.e&as.

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A:M-FM Stereo -with Casse.tte Tape Player (If Equipped)

Playing the Radio VOLUME: This h o b turns the system on and .off and controls the. volume. To increase-volume and: tukn the radio on, turn the knob to the ri.ght. Turn. decretise. volume. RECALL: DispIay the time with .the ignition off by pressing thkknob.. When the radio is playing3 press this. h o b t.0 recall' the: station. frequency.

it to:the left .to

Finding: a Station AM-FM: Press the 10~wer knob to s-witch between AM, FMII and FM2. TUNE: Turn ,the lower kno-b to tumin rad-io stations. SEEK: Press the right arrow to tune to the next higher station and the left arrow to tune to tke next lower.. station md stay there. PUSHBUTTONS: The four numbered pushbuttons'let you retwn to your @vorite stations, You- cag set up to 21 stations (seven M, seven EN1 and seven .F"2), Just: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. .Press AM-FM .to seiect'the band. 3. Tune,in.the desired station. 4, PreSs.SET. (SET will appear on the display.) 5. :Press and hold one -of the four pushbuttons within €ive s-econds. Whenever you press that numbered .button, the station you .set will return. 6.. Repeat ,the steps for each pushbutton.

Setting the Tone BASS: 5licle this lever up or down to increase OT decrease bass.. TREB: Slide this lever up, orrd.own to. increase or decrease treble. If a station is. weak or noisy, :you May want to decrease the treble.

Tn addition ta.the fourstations already Set,, up to. three. more stations on each b a d by pressing two :adjoining .buttons at the same time.. Just: ... 1. Tune in the desired station. 2. Press SET. SET^ will -appear on -the display.) 3:. Press two adjoining buttons at the same. tixne, within

five seconds. Whenever .you pfess the same two buttans, the station you set will rexurn.

4. Rep-eat -the steps €or each pair o€ pushbuttom. P.SCAN: Press both SEEK buttons, to scan throu&each of your preset stations. The system will sc,m through and play.each~preset station stored on your pushbuttons for aTew seconds. Press either SEEK button or RECALL to stop -scanning. through the preset stations.


AMmFM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Automatic Tone Control (E Equipped)

Playing the Radio PWR-VOL: Press this- kn&.-to turn me system 011 off. Toincrease volume., turn the knob To the right.. Turn it to thdeft: to decrease volume. The knob is capble of being -rotated mnti~~uously. RECALL: Display the time with the ignition of€ by pressing this button. When :the radio is playine;, press- this button .to recalhhe station frequency.



BAL: Press lightly on this knob ~o-.relezlsre.:it:.orn its stored position.. Turn the control to thitxight to adjugt sound tathe right speakers-and to .the left :to adjust sound to. the 1eftspe.akers. The middle position b:alaaces. the murid-betweea the speakers. FADE: Press 1igh.tly Qn this h o b to-release- it frclvn its stored position..Turn the control to the right to,. adJ'ust the sound ta-the. front speakers .and to the "?:for speakers-. The middle-position balances the sound between the speakers. Push these.knobs back into their stored positions when you're. not usingthem.

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mg a zssette Tape

Your. tape. player is built to w.or’k-best with tapes that :are 3.0 to 4,5 minutes long -an each side. Tapes:longer than that are $0 .thin they h a y not work well in this player. TO load a. cassette. tape with-the ignition off, press EJECT or RECALL. Then, insert the cassette. tape. If the ignition is an but the radio is off, the tape will begin piaying.

PROG (2): Press this button to switchfrom of. .the tape to the sther.



AM-FM- Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Automatic Tone Control (If E.quipped)

Playing the'Radio PWR-VUL: Press this knob 'to 'turn the system on and off. To in-creas.e vol-urne, turn this knob to the right. Turn it to: the le€t to decrease volume.. The knob is capable of rotatkg continuously. RECALL: Display the time with the ignition of€ by pressing this. button. When the playing, pi-ess this button to recall the station frequency.

Finding a Station AM-FM: Press this butt0.n to switch between AM, FMl and FW. The display will show your selection. TUNE: Pres$ this. knob lightly so it extends, Tu~m it to choose radio stations. Push the knob batk into its stored pasition -whe.n you're not.using it. SEEK: Press the right arrow to tune to the next higher statim and the Ieft-arrow to tune to; the next lower station and stay there. The sound will mute while seeking.


Itf the disc comes -back out and ERR appe-am on the display, it could be that:

You are driving OD a very rough road. (The disc should play when the road giits: smoothe;e=)



Remote: Cassette Tape Player (If Equipped)




To unlock a secured radio, see “Unlocking the’ T h e f t - D t t Feature .After a Power Loss7’ earller in this section. -Understanding. Radio Reception AM The range for most AM stations is :greater than for FM, espe&ky tit night; The longer raqge, hawever, can c.ause sta~ons t.o.interfere with .each ather. AM .canpick up noise from things 1ike:storms and power lines. Try reducing the treble to reduce :this noise if you ever get it.


To. help avoid hearmg

Adjust the volume. control to the lowest setting. Increase volume slowly -.until yowhear comfortably and clearly.



display -will flash

Press,and hold the TAPE AUX.button for-five seconds I The tape symbol on for two. seconds. Insert the scmbbing action ckaning cassette ,while :the tape symbol is flashing. EJ&t .the cleaning ca$.setfe after. the manufacturer's .recommended cleaning time.

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4-24 4- 3.2 4-33 4-3.4 44.5 4-35 4-37 z4-40 "4-4.1 4-46 -4-46

1 ! Driving

The best advice anyone can give. about driving is: Drive.deferrsively.. Please start with a very-imp.o.~ant-s.afe.ty device in your vehick Buckle up. (&e “Safety ,Belts’’ in the Index.)





Control of a "Vehi-cle


Anti-L0c.k Brakes ( A B S ) Your vehicle has anti-lock bfakes..(ABS). A B S is an advanced. electronic braking system that :will help prevent a braking: skid. When you start your engine. and begin to drive away; yaw anti-lock brake syxiem. will check itself. You may he’& a-momentary motor or c1icking noise whikthis test; is goi on. This is-nomal.

I€,there.’s a problem with the mti-lock brake system, this warfiing light -will :stay 13wr. See. “Anti-Lo-ckBrake System. Warning Light’% the Index.


The anti-lock system can change.the brake pressure faster than any driver could. The .computer is-programmed to make the most o€'mailable tire .mil road conditions.

Here's how anti-lock works. Let's say the road is wet. You're driving: safely. Suddenly an animal jumps out in front of you. You slam on the brakes. Here's what happens .with ABS. A computer-senses that wheels are slowing down. If'one, of the wheels i s about to stop. r.olling,. the-compter will separately work the brakes. at .each- front wheel and at both. rear -wheels.

You can steer around the obstacle while braking hard, AS you brake, your computer keeps receiving updates on wheel speed and ~ontrols braking pressur.e accordingly.


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0ff-Roa;d Driving with Your Four- Whed-D.dve Vehicle

If‘y~ur vehicle doesn’t have four-wheel drive, you shouldn’t drive off-mad: unless you’re ‘on %level, solid surface.

Off-road driving .involves. skills; And. that’s why it’s very irnr>ortanf that you read this ,g, You’ll fmd-many driving. t i p and.suggestims. These .will help -make youi.6ff-faad driving safer. and more enj-oyable.

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You’ll find other important infomation in this manual. %e “Vehicle hading3’’ “Luggage Carrier” -and “Tires” -in -the Index.


Getting Familiar with Off-ROad D2ivin:g

: yodre driviag.aff -raad, b-ouacing and

.quick changes in.direc$idn .can easily throw-you :aut of posifion. This could cause you to lose control and crash. So; whether you% drivingm oroff the road, you .and your passengers-should w.ear s.a€ety belts.

Driving on Off-Road Hills Off-road ..dfiving. sften ,t&es:you up, down :or across a .bill. Driving wfdy on hills requires good jwlgment and -an un.&fstading of what your veliick can ; a d can’t do. There are some hills that simply ‘can’t be driven, nb matter how well built the vehicle.

incline with only. a- small change in. elevatiofi. a xe you can easily see all: the:way -to the top. On -a large. hill, the. incline may get steeper as you near the .top., but ylou,may- not see this because the- cyest of the hill is hidden by .bushes, grass. ar%hrubs. Here me some other ihings to consider as youappfoach :a. hill.

Many’hilk are sfmply to6 steep for any vehicle. If , p a drive up &ern, you will :stall. If you drive dgwn them, you can’t control yo,ur-speed. If you drive across:them, you will roll over. Yon could be seriausly injured. ar killed. Xf you haveany doubt rbout the s&eepne$s, don’t drive the hill.


Once you decide yowan sa€ely drive up t-he hill, you. take some special steps. .; Use a low gear and .get a €im grip o.n .,the

:steering -wheel.

lkrning or dr’iving @WO$S steep. h___.j can be dangerow. You could lope: traction, slide: sideways, -and possibJy roll .over. YQU~ could be- seriously injurid.. or kille.d,. When driving. always try to go~traight up.

up hifls;

D,riving to the top (crest) of a hi11 at iull speed csln cause an accident. There could be- a-drop.=;off,_ emb.ankment,. cliff, .or..even another vehicle. You could be seriously injured or kill,ed, As.~ou near the’ top of -a hill, slow.down and stay alert..

down the-hill wjth your wheels gtraight rather. ba than in the left or right direction. .Turning the wheel to~o far to the- left or~right will increase the pssibility of a rollover.

Here. are. some things. you must not do if you stall, or me about to stall, when going.up. a.hil1. 0 Never attempo prevent a stall by shifdng.into NEUTRAL (N) (or depressing the clutch, if you have a nianual transmisiion) to-“rev-up” the engine and regain forward momentum. This wm’t wurk. Your vehicle will roll backwards very quickly and you could go out:of cont~-ol. Instead, apply the regularbrake to stop rhe vehicle. Then apply the pakinp- h.r&e. REVERSE (R), release the , ngbrake, and slowly back stmight down.

0 Never attempt to turn around if you. -ae-.aI . It to-.staU.

when ,going up a hill. If the hillis steep mongh:-to stall your vehicle, it’s steep efiough to cause you tg: roll lover if you turn aromd.. If you cati’t m,&e it up the hill, you must back stmight drrwn the hill.

At zf this :happens, there are some things YOU should


&.' Suppose, after.staUing, I try to-back down the-hill and decide I,.just can't do it, What shod




on an Incline

Getting o,ut aownhill (low) :side -0;f a vehicle stopped across an indine is. da-ngemus. I€ the vehicle rolls over,,yau cmdd be crushed of killed.. Always-get. out on the .uphill (high) side ofthe vehicle a.nd stay well clear .of the]rdIaver path.


P U Driving: on frozen lakes, ponds or ,rivers -an be :dangerous.. Underwater :springs, currents u d e r .the.&, or sudden- thaws weaken the ice. Ybur vehicle could' fall through the ice and y0.u .afld your .pas$ could drown, Drive. .your veMc1e. :ob safe surfaces only.

Driving at Night

After Off-Raad Driving Remove any brush or debris that has colkcted on the underbody, chassis .ox under the hood. These accumulations can be a fire hazard. After operation in mud or sand, have the brake linings c-learied and checked. These substances cause glazing and uneven braking. C,heck the. body structure, steering, suspension, wheels; tires and exhaust system for damage. Also, check the fuel lines -and cooling system for any leakage+ Your vehicle will require more frequent.serv;ice due to off-road use. Refer to -the Maintenance Schedule for additional information.

Nigbt driving is more dmgerms than day.driving. One reason is that some- drivers are likely to be impaired -- by alcohol or drugs, with night vision nroblems, or by fatigue.




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Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads


Rain and wet roads: can meal ; trouble. On a wet road, you can't stop, accelerate. or turn as well bec-ause your tire-to-road tractiofi. isn't as good as. on dry roads. And, .if your tires .don't have much tread left, you'll get even less traction. It's always wiseto go slower c.autious if rain starts to. fall while-you are driving. The. surfice may get wet suddenly when your reflexes are tuned for driving on dry .pav.ement.


Wet brakes can. came accidents. They won't work as well in a quick:stop and: may cause pulling to one aide. Yau c.ould lose: control of the vehi-cle.. After driving through a- large puddle .of water or a car wash, apply your brake pedal-lightly .until your brakes work normally.

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If yon drive’ too qsri;ckly through ,dee.p puddres or standing water, water canwme: in through yaur engine’s-air intake and badly damage your engine. Never drive thrbugh water that;ightly lower than the-underbdy of y can’t avoid deep. puddles or. standing ~. , through them very .slowly.

vehicle. If you water, drive

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Some Other Rainy Weather Tips

Here are ways to increase your safety in city :driving:

One- of th.e biggest problem$. with city :streets is the amount of traffic un them. Y0u’Il wantto watch out fa1 -what the other drivers are doing :and pay attention to traffic-si‘gnzls-*


Freeway Driving

Mile for mile, freeways (also cal1e.d thruways, parkways, expressways, turnpikes or superlughways) &,e the safest of all roads. But they have their own special rules. 1~ most-important-.advice on freeway driving is: Keep up with d f i c and keep to- the right. Rrive at the same speed most of the other idrivers are driving. Too-fast or too-slow driving bredcs a smooth traffic flow. Treat the left lane on a freeway as..a passing lane.

At the.eatrance, there is usually a ramp that leads .to the freeway. If you have a clear view of the freeway as you to :drive .along the- entrance ramp, you -should begin 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, your mirrors and glance over your shoulder as often as necess-ary. Try to b1en.d smoothly with the tra€fic.. flow. Once- you are on the fi-eeway, adjust: your speed,to the posted lhnit-or -to the prevailing rate if it’s- slower. Stay in the right lane unless you want to pass. Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your turn signal. Just before you leave the lane, -glance quickly over your shoulder to make sure there isn’t another vehicle in- your “blind” spot. Once you are moving on the freeway, make certain you allow a reasonable following distance. Expect to move -slightly slower at night. When you wmt to leave. the -freeway, move tQ the proper lane well in advance. If you miss your exit, .do not, under my circumstances, stop and backup. Drive on to the next exit. The .exit ramp can. be curved, sometimes quite sharply.



Highway Hypnosis Is there actually such a condition as “highway hypnosis”? Or is it just plain falling a~leep at the wheel? Call it highway hypnosis, lack of awareness, or whatever. There is something about an -easy stretch of. road with