2000 GMC Sonoma Owners Manual.pdf

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GMC Sonoma is a compact pickup truck that previously dubbed as GMC S-15 when first introduced in 1982. Second generation of GMC Sonoma started with a 1994 production and includes Syclone, Typhoon and Sonoma GT in its 2nd generation production.

Various improvement has been made in the 2nd generation of Sonoma and includes 2.2L I4, 4.3L V6 engines combined with one of the following transmissions: 4-speed 4L60-E automatic, 5-speed Tremec T-5 manual, 5-speed NV1500 manual and 5-speed NV3500 manual.

This manual is an original manual written by GMC to accompany GMC Sonoma drivers and owners specially those who own GMC Sonoma model year 2002, it is aimed to help drivers/ owners get familiarized with controls and features inside the GMC Sonoma as well as to help them get rid of delicate situations that may occurs during driving. It also informs some essentials thing regarding maintenance and service schedules, specifications, fusebox location, basic wiring harness, various specifications of fluids and oil needed by the engine and more.

Contents:

  • Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
    • Seats and Seat Controls [ Manual Front Seat ~ Manual Lumbar Support (If Equipped) ~ Reclining Seatbacks (Bucket Seats or 60/40 Bench) ~ Seatback Latches ~ Easy Entry Seat (Extended Cab Models) ~ Jump Seat (Extended Cab Models) ]
    • 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 ~ 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 (Extended Cab Jump Seats) [ Lap Belt ]
    • Children [ Smaller Children and Babies ]
    • Child Restraints [ Top Strap ~ Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position ~ Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position ]
    • Larger Children
    • Safety Belt Extender
    • Checking Your Restraint Systems
    • Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
  • Section 2 Features and Controls
    • Keys
    • Door Locks [ Power Door Locks (If Equipped) ~ Lockout Prevention ~ Leaving Your Vehicle ]
    • Keyless Entry System (If Equipped) [ Operation ~ Matching Transmitter(s) To Your Vehicle ~ Battery Replacement ~ Resynchronization ]
    • Side Access Panel (Extended Cab) (If Equipped)
    • Tailgate
    • Theft [ Key in the Ignition ~ Parking at Night ~ Parking Lots ]
    • Content Theft-Deterrent (If Equipped) [ Testing the Alarm ]
    • Passlock
    • New Vehicle Break-In
    • Ignition Positions [ Key Release Button ~ Retained Accessory Power ]
    • Starting Your Engine [ Automatic Transmission ~ Manual Transmission ~ Starting Your 2200 L4 Engine ~ Starting Your VORTEC 4300 V6 Engine ]
    • Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped) [ To Use the Engine Coolant Heater ]
    • Automatic Transmission Operation
    • Manual Transmission Operation [ 5-Speed ~ Shift Light ]
    • Four-Wheel Drive (If Equipped) [ Electronic Transfer Case (If Equipped) ]
    • Parking Brake
    • Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission Only) [ Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running (Automatic Transmission Only) ~ Torque Lock (Automatic Transmission) ]
    • Shifting Out of PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission Only)
    • Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission Only)
    • Parking Over Things That Burn
    • Engine Exhaust
    • Running Your Engine While You re Parked (Automatic Transmission)
    • Locking Rear Axle
    • Windows [ Manual Windows ~ Power Windows (If Equipped) ~ Swing-Out Windows (Extended Cab) ~ Sliding Rear Window (If Equipped) ]
    • Horn
    • Tilt Wheel (If Equipped)
    • Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever [ Turn and Lane Change Signals ~ Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer ~ Flash-To-Pass Feature ~ Windshield Wipers ~ Windshield Washer ~ Cruise Control (If Equipped) ]
    • Exterior Lamps [ Automatic Headlamp System ~ Lamps On Reminder ~ Daytime Running Lamps (If Equipped) ~ Fog Lamps (If Equipped) ]
    • Interior Lamps [ Brightness Control ~ Illuminated Entry ~ Exit Lighting ~ Front Map Lamps (If Equipped) ~ Dome Lamps ~ Battery Run-Down Protection ]
    • Mirrors [ Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror ~ Outside Manual Adjust Mirror ~ Power Remote Control Mirror ~ Convex Outside Mirror ~ Heated Outside Rearview Mirrors (If Equipped) ]
    • Storage Compartments [ Glove Box ~ Door Storage ~ Front Storage Area ]
    • Ashtray and Cigarette Lighter
    • Sun Visors [ Visor Vanity Mirror ~ Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror (If Equipped) ]
    • Accessory Power Outlets (If Equipped)
    • Instrument Panel – Your Information System
    • Instrument Panel Cluster [ Speedometer and Odometer ~ Tachometer (If Equipped) ]
    • Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators [ Safety Belt Reminder Light ~ Air Bag Readiness Light ~ AIR BAG OFF Light ~ Charging System Indicator Light ~ Voltmeter Gage ~ Shift Light ~ Brake System Warning Light ~ Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light ~ Engine Coolant Temperature Gage ~ Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light) ~ Oil Pressure Gage ~ Security Warning Light ~ Service Four-Wheel-Drive Warning Light ~ Check Gages Light ~ Fuel Gage ~ Low Fuel Light ]
  • Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
    • Comfort Controls [ Standard Climate Control System ~ Optional Climate Control System ~ Air Conditioning (If Equipped) ~ Heating ~ Defogging and Defrosting ~ Ventilation System ]
    • Audio Systems [ Setting the Clock for Systems with SET Button ~ Setting the Clock for Systems with HR and MN Buttons ~ AM-FM Stereo ~ AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player (If Equipped) ~ AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped) ~ AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped) ~ Remote Cassette Tape Player (If Equipped) ~ Theft-Deterrent Feature (If Equipped) ~ Understanding Radio Reception ~ Tips About Your Audio System ~ Care of Your Cassette Tape Player ~ Care of Your Compact Discs ~ Care of Your Compact Disc Player ~ Fixed Mast Antenna ]
  • Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
    • Defensive Driving
    • Drunken Driving
    • Control of a Vehicle
    • Braking [ Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) ~ Braking in Emergencies ]
    • Steering [ Power Steering ~ Steering Tips ~ Steering in Emergencies ]
    • Off-Road Recovery
    • Passing
    • Loss of Control [ Skidding ]
    • Off-Road Driving with Your Four- Wheel- Drive Vehicle [ 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 [ Payload ~ 2-Tiered Loading ~ Add-On Equipment ~ Truck-Camper Loading Information ~ Trailer Recommendations ]
    • Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab
    • Towing a Trailer [ If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer ~ 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 ]
  • Section 5 Problems on the Road
    • Hazard Warning Flashers
    • Other Warning Devices
    • Jump Starting
    • Towing Your Vehicle
    • Engine Overheating [ If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine ~ If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine ]
    • Cooling System [ How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank ~ How to Add Coolant to the Radiator ]
    • 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 ]
    • Compact Spare Tire (If Equipped)
    • 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 (Gasoline)
    • Fuel E-85 (85%25 Ethanol)
    • Fuels in Foreign Countries
    • Filling Your Tank
    • Filling a Portable Fuel Container
    • Checking Things Under the Hood
    • 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 ~ What to Do with Used Oil ]
    • Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
    • Automatic Transmission Fluid [ When to Check and Change ~ How to Check ~ How to Add Fluid ]
    • Manual Transmission Fluid [ When to Check ~ How to Check ~ How to Add Fluid ]
    • Hydraulic Clutch [ When to Check and What to Use ~ How to Check and Add Fluid ]
    • Rear Axle [ When to Check and Change Lubricant ~ How to Check Lubricant ~ What to Use ]
    • Four-Wheel Drive [ Transfer Case ~ Front Axle ]
    • Engine Coolant [ What to Use ~ Checking Coolant ]
    • Radiator 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 ~ Brake Wear ~ Brake Pedal Travel ~ Brake Adjustment ~ Replacing Brake System Parts ]
    • Battery [ Vehicle Storage ]
    • Bulb Replacement [ Halogen Bulbs ~ Headlamps ~ One-Piece Front Turn Signal Lamp Assembly ~ Two-Piece Front Turn Signal Lamp Assembly ~ Center High-Mounted Stoplamp ~ Taillamps ]
    • Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
    • Tires [ Inflation -- Tire Pressure ~ Tire Inspection and Rotation ~ Buying New Tires ~ Uniform Tire Quality Grading ~ Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance ~ Wheel Replacement ~ Tire Chains ]
    • Appearance Care
    • Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle [ Cleaning of Fabric and 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 ]
    • Care of Safety Belts
    • Cleaning Glass Surfaces
    • Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield/ Backglass and Wiper Blades
    • Weatherstrips
    • Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle [ Washing Your Vehicle ~ Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses ~ Finish Care ]
    • Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped)
    • Cleaning Tires
    • Sheet Metal Damage
    • Finish Damage
    • Underbody Maintenance
    • Chemical Paint Spotting
    • GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials [ Engine Identification ]
    • Service Parts Identification Label
    • Electrical System [ Add-On Electrical Equipment ~ Headlamps ~ Windshield Wipers ~ Power Windows and Other Power Options ~ Fuses and Circuit Breakers ~ Instrument Panel Fuse Block ~ Engine Compartment Fuse Block ]
    • Replacement Bulbs
    • Capacities and Specifications [ Wheels and Tires ~ Capacities (Approximate) ]
    • Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts [ Vehicle Dimensions* ]
  • Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
    • Introduction [ Your Vehicle and the Environment ~ Maintenance Requirements ~ How This Section is Organized ]
    • Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services [ Using Your Maintenance Schedule ~ Selecting the Right Schedule ~ Scheduled Maintenance ]
    • Part B: Owner Checks and Services [ At Each Fuel Fill ~At Least Once a Month ~ At Least Twice a Year ~ At Least Four Times a Year ~ At Least Once a Year ]
    • Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections [ Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection ~ Exhaust System Inspection ~ Engine Cooling System Inspection ~ Throttle System Inspection ~ Drive Axle Service ~ Transfer Case (Four- Wheel Drive) Inspection ~ Brake System Inspection ]
    • Part E: Maintenance Record
    • Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
  • Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
    • Customer Satisfaction Procedure
    • Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
    • Customer Assistance Offices [ United States ~ Canada ~ All Overseas Locations ~ Caribbean Numbers ]
    • GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
    • Roadside Assistance [ Canadian Roadside Assistance ]
    • Courtesy Transportation [ Plan Ahead When Possible ~ Transportation Options ~ Additional Program Information ]
    • Warranty Information
    • REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
    • REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
    • REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
    • Ordering Owner Publications in Canada


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