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SERVICE AND APPEARANCE CARE
system to work properly, you must reset
changed, reset the system so it can calcu-
the trash, pouring it on the ground, into
the system every time the oil is changed.
late when the next oil change is required. If
sewers, or into streams or bodies of water.
a situation occurs where you change your
Instead, recycle it by taking it to a place
When the system has calculated that oil
oil prior to a change engine oil light or
that collects used oil. If you have a prob-
life has been diminished, it will indicate
CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message
lem properly disposing of your used oil,
that an oil change is necessary. A change
being turned on, reset the system.
ask your dealer, a service station, or a
engine oil light and a CHANGE ENGINE
local recycling center for help.
OIL SOON message will come on. Refer to
1) Turn the ignition key to RUN with the
“Change Engine Oil Light” in
“Warning
engine off.
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
Lights, Gages, and Indicators” in the
2) Fully press and release the accelerator
The engine air cleaner/filter is located in
“Instrument Panel” section and “DIC Warn-
pedal three times within five seconds.
the engine compartment on the passen-
ings and Messages” in “Driver Information
The change engine oil light will flash
ger’s side of the vehicle. Refer to “Engine
Center (DIC)” in the
“Instrument Panel”
while the system is resetting.
Compartment Overview” in this section for
section. Change your oil as soon as possi-
3) When the light stops flashing, turn the
more information on location.
ble within the next 600 miles (1000 km). It
key to LOCK.
is possible that, if you are driving under the
When to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/
best conditions, the oil life system may not
If the light or message comes back on and
Filter
indicate that an oil change is necessary for
stays on when you start your vehicle, the
Inspect the air cleaner/filter at the Mainte-
over a year. However, your engine oil and
engine oil life system has not reset.
nance II intervals and replace it at the first
filter must be changed at least once a year
Repeat the procedure.
oil change after each 50000 mile (83000
and at this time the system must be reset.
km) interval. Refer to “Scheduled Mainte-
Your dealer has trained service people
What to Do with Used Oil
nance” in “Maintenance Schedule” in the
who will perform this work and reset the
Used engine oil contains certain elements
“Maintenance Schedule” section for more
system. It is also important to check your
that may be unhealthy for your skin and
information. If you are driving in dusty/dirty
oil regularly and keep it at the proper level.
could even cause cancer. Do not let used
conditions, inspect the filter at each engine
oil stay on your skin for very long. Clean
If the system is ever reset accidentally, you
oil change.
your skin and nails with soap and water, or
must change your oil at 3000 miles (5000
a good hand cleaner. Wash or properly
km) since your last oil change. Remember
How to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/
dispose of clothing or rags containing used
to reset the oil life system whenever the oil
Filter
engine oil. See the manufacturer’s warn-
is changed.
To inspect the air cleaner/filter remove the
ings about the use and disposal of oil prod-
filter from the vehicle and lightly shake the
ucts.
How to Reset the Engine Oil Life Sys-
filter to release loose dust and dirt. If the fil-
tem
Used oil can be a threat to the environ-
ter remains caked with dirt, a new filter is
The Engine Oil Life System calculates
ment. If you change your own oil, be sure
required.
when to change your engine oil and filter
to drain all the oil from the filter before dis-
based on vehicle use. Anytime your oil is
posal. Never dispose of oil by putting it in
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To inspect or replace the
engine air
cleaner/filter, do the following:
WARNING
1)
Turn off the engine.
Operating the engine with the air
cleaner/filter off can cause you or
others to be burned. The air cleaner
not only cleans the air; it helps to
stop flames if the engine backfires. If
it is not there and the engine back-
fires, you could be burned. Do not
drive with it off, and be careful work-
ing on the engine with the air cleaner/
filter off.
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CAUTION
4)
Remove the air outlet duct.
If the air cleaner/filter is off, a back-
5)
Undo the clamps on the filter cover. To
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fire can cause a damaging engine
remove the cover, pull up on the front
fire. And, dirt can easily get into your
2)
Disconnect the air flow sensor electrical
and then pull the cover out.
engine, which will damage it. Always
connector.
6)
Inspect or replace the engine air
have the air cleaner/filter in place
3)
Loosen the screws on the clamps hold-
cleaner/filter. Wipe all dust from inside
when you are driving.
ing the air outlet duct in place. Do not
of the housing and inspect the air
pry the clamps off.
cleaner and air outlet duct for cracks,
cuts, and deterioration. The air outlet
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
It is not necessary to check the transaxle
duct must be replaced if damaged.
7)
Reinstall the filter cover and latch the
fluid level. A transaxle fluid leak is the only
reason for fluid loss. If a leak occurs, take
clamps.
8)
Reattach the air outlet duct and tighten
your vehicle to the dealership service
department and have it repaired as soon
the screws on the clamps that hold the
duct in place.
as possible.
9)
Reconnect the air flow sensor electrical
Change the fluid at the intervals listed in
connector.
“Additional Required Services” in “Mainte-
nance Schedule” in the
“Maintenance
Schedule” section, and be sure to use the
transaxle fluid listed in
“Recommended
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Fluids and Lubricants” in
“Maintenance
• Help keep the proper engine tempera-
What to Use
Schedule” in the “Maintenance Schedule”
ture.
Use a mixture of one-half clean, drinkable
section.
• Let the warning lights and gages work as
water and one-half DEX-COOL® coolant
they should.
which will not damage aluminum parts. If
CAUTION
you use this coolant mixture, you do not
CAUTION
need to add anything else.
Use of the incorrect automatic tran-
saxle fluid may damage your vehicle,
Using coolant other than DEX-COOL®
WARNING
and the damages may not be covered
may cause premature engine, heater
by your warranty. Always use the
core, or radiator corrosion. In addi-
Adding only plain water to your cool-
automatic transaxle fluid listed in
tion, the engine coolant may require
ing system can be dangerous. Plain
“Recommended Fluids and Lubri-
changing sooner, at the first mainte-
water, or some other liquid such as
cants” in “Maintenance Schedule” in
nance service after each 30000 miles
alcohol, can boil before the proper
the “Maintenance Schedule” section.
(50000 km) or 24 months, whichever
coolant mixture will. Your vehicle’s
occurs first. Any repairs would not be
coolant warning system is set for the
Engine Coolant
covered by your warranty. Always
proper coolant mixture. With plain
The cooling system in your vehicle is filled
use DEX-COOL® (silicate-free) cool-
water or the wrong mixture, your
with DEX-COOL® engine coolant. This
ant in your vehicle.
engine could get too hot but you
coolant is designed to remain in your vehi-
would not get the overheat warning.
cle for five years or 150,000 miles (240
Your engine could catch fire and you
000 km), whichever occurs first, if you add
or others could be burned. Use a 50/
only DEX-COOL® extended life coolant.
50 mixture of clean, drinkable water
and DEX-COOL® coolant.
The following explains your cooling system
and how to add coolant when it is low. If
you have a problem with engine overheat-
CAUTION
ing, refer to “Engine Overheating” in this
If you use an improper coolant mix-
section.
ture, your engine could overheat and
A 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water
be badly damaged. The repair cost
and DEX-COOL® coolant will:
would not be covered by your war-
ranty. Too much water in the mixture
• Give freezing protection down to -34°F
can freeze and crack the engine, radi-
(-37°C).
ator, heater core, and other parts.
• Give boiling protection up to
265°F
(129°C).
• Protect against rust and corrosion.
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If you have to add coolant more than four
“Engine Compartment Overview” in this
Engine Overheating
times a year, have your dealer check your
section for more information on location.
There is a coolant temperature gage and a
cooling system.
warning light on the instrument panel clus-
WARNING
ter that indicate an overheated engine con-
CAUTION
dition.
Refer to
“Engine Coolant
Turning the surge tank pressure cap
Temperature Gage” and “Engine Coolant
If you use extra inhibitors and/or
when the engine and radiator are hot
Temperature Warning Light” in “Warning
additives in your vehicle’s cooling
can allow steam and scalding liquids
Lights, Gages, and Indicators” in the
system, you could damage your vehi-
to blow out and burn you badly.
“Instrument Panel” section for more infor-
cle. Use only the proper mixture of
Never turn the surge tank pressure
mation.
the engine coolant listed in this man-
cap - even a little - when the engine
ual for the cooling system. Refer to
and radiator are hot.
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
“Recommended Fluids and Lubri-
cants” in “Maintenance Schedule” in
The vehicle must be on a level surface.
WARNING
the “Maintenance Schedule” section
When your engine is cold, the coolant level
for more information.
should be at the COLD FILL line. When
Steam from an overheated engine
your engine is warm, the level should be at
can burn you badly, even if you just
Checking Coolant
the COLD FILL line or a little higher.
open the hood. Stay away from the
engine if you see or hear steam com-
Adding Coolant
ing from it. Turn it off and get every-
If you need more coolant, add the proper
one away from the vehicle until it
DEX-COOL® coolant mixture at the surge
cools down. Wait until there is no
tank, but only when the engine is cool.
sign of steam or coolant before you
open the hood.
WARNING
If you keep driving when the vehicles
engine is overheated, the liquids in it
You can be burned if you spill cool-
can catch fire. You or others could be
ant on hot engine parts. Coolant con-
badly burned. Stop your engine if it
tains ethylene glycol, and it will burn
overheats, and get out of the vehicle
if the engine parts are hot enough. Do
until the engine is cool.
not spill coolant on a hot engine.
Refer to “Overheated Engine Protec-
tion Operating Mode” in this section
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When replacing the pressure cap, make
for information on driving to a safe
sure it is hand-tight and fully seated.
place in an emergency.
The surge tank is located on the driver’s
side of the engine compartment. Refer to
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If you no longer have the overheat warn-
extended miles (km) and/or towing a trailer
CAUTION
ing, you can drive. Just to be safe, drive
in the overheat protection mode should be
slower for about 10 minutes. If the warning
avoided.
If your engine catches fire because
does not come back on, you can drive nor-
you keep driving with no coolant,
mally.
CAUTION
your vehicle can be badly damaged.
The costly repairs would not be cov-
If the warning continues and you have not
After driving in the overheated
ered by your warranty. Refer to
stopped, pull over, stop, and park your
engine protection operating mode, to
“Overheated Engine Protection Oper-
vehicle right away.
avoid engine damage, allow the
ating Mode” in this section for infor-
engine to cool before attempting any
If there is still no sign of steam, you can
mation on driving to a safe place in
repair. The engine oil will be severely
idle the engine for three minutes while you
an emergency.
degraded. Repair the cause of cool-
are parked. If you still have the warning,
ant loss, change the oil and reset the
turn off the engine and get everyone out of
If No Steam Is Coming From Your
oil life system. Refer to “Engine Oil”
the vehicle until it cools down. Also, see
Engine
in this section.
“Overheated Engine Protection Operating
If you get an engine overheat warning, but
Mode” later in this section.
see or hear no steam, the problem may not
Cooling System
be too serious. Sometimes the engine can
You may decide not to lift the hood but to
When you decide it is safe to lift the hood,
get a little too hot when you:
get service help right away.
here is what you will see:
• Climb a long hill on a hot day.
Overheated Engine Protection Operat-
• Stop after high-speed driving.
ing Mode
• Idle for long periods in traffic.
This emergency operating mode allows
• Tow a trailer.
your vehicle to be driven to a safe place in
an emergency situation. If an overheated
If you get the overheat warning with no
engine condition exists, an overheat pro-
sign of steam, try this for a minute or so:
tection mode which alternates firing groups
1) In heavy traffic, let the engine idle in
of cylinders helps prevent engine damage.
NEUTRAL (N) while stopped. If it is
In this mode, you will notice a significant
safe to do so, pull off the road, shift to
loss in power and engine performance.
PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) and let the
The engine coolant temperature warning
engine idle.
light on the instrument panel will come on
2) Set the climate controls to the highest
to indicate the vehicle has entered over-
heat setting and fan speed and open
heated engine protection operating mode.
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the windows as necessary.
The temperature gage will also indicate an
A. Electric Engine Cooling Fans
overheat condition
exists.
Driving
B. Coolant Recovery Tank
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C. Pressure Cap
If there seems to be no leak, with the
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant
engine on, check to see if the electric
Recovery Tank
WARNING
engine cooling fans are running. If the
engine is overheating, the fans should be
WARNING
An electric engine cooling fan under
running. If the fans are not running, the
the hood can start up even when the
Adding only plain water to your cool-
vehicle needs service.
engine is not running and can injure
ing system can be dangerous. Plain
you. Keep hands, clothing, and tools
water, or some other liquid such as
CAUTION
away from any underhood electric
alcohol, can boil before the proper
fan.
Engine damage from running your
coolant mixture will. Your vehicle’s
engine without coolant is not covered
coolant warning system is set for the
If the coolant inside the coolant recovery
by your warranty. Refer to
“Over-
proper coolant mixture. With plain
tank is boiling, do not do anything else until
heated Engine Protection Operating
water or the wrong mixture, your
it cools down. The vehicle should be
Mode” in this section for information
engine could get too hot but you
parked on a level surface.
on driving to a safe place in an emer-
would not get the overheat warning.
gency.
Your engine could catch fire and you
When the engine is cold, the coolant level
or others could be burned. Use a 50/
should be at or above the cold fill line on
50 mixture of clean, drinkable water
the coolant recovery tank. If it is not, there
CAUTION
and DEX-COOL® coolant.
may be a leak at the pressure cap or in the
Using coolant other than DEX-COOL®
radiator hoses, heater hoses, radiator,
may cause premature engine, heater
If you have not found a problem yet, but
water pump, or somewhere else in the
core, or radiator corrosion. In addi-
the coolant level is not at the cold fill line,
cooling system.
tion, the engine coolant could require
add a 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable
changing sooner, at
30000 miles
water and DEX-COOL® engine coolant at
WARNING
(50000 km) or 24 months, whichever
the coolant recovery tank. Refer to “Engine
Heater and radiator hoses, and other
occurs first. Any repairs would not be
Coolant” in this section for more informa-
engine parts, can be very hot. Do not
covered by your warranty. Always
tion.
touch them. If you do, you can be
use DEX-COOL® (silicate-free) cool-
burned.
ant in your vehicle.
CAUTION
Do not run the engine if there is a
In cold weather, water can freeze and
leak. If you run the engine, it could
crack the engine, radiator, heater
lose all coolant. That could cause an
core and other parts. Use the recom-
engine fire, and you could be burned.
mended coolant and the proper cool-
Get any leak fixed before you drive
ant mixture.
the vehicle.
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How to Add Coolant to the Cooling Sys-
2) Then keep turning the pressure cap
WARNING
tem
and remove it.
You can be burned if you spill cool-
CAUTION
WARNING
ant on hot engine parts. Coolant con-
tains ethylene glycol and it will burn
Your engine has a specific cooling
You can be burned if you spill cool-
if the engine parts are hot enough. Do
system drain and fill procedure. Fail-
ant on hot engine parts. Coolant con-
not spill coolant on a hot engine.
ure to follow this procedure could
tains ethylene glycol and it will burn
cause your engine to overheat and be
if the engine parts are hot enough. Do
When the coolant level in the coolant
severely damaged. If your engine’s
not spill coolant on a hot engine.
recovery tank is at the cold fill line, start the
cooling system needs to be drained
vehicle.
and re-filled, please see your dealer.
3)
Fill the cooling system with the proper
DEX-COOL® coolant mixture, up to the
If the overheat warning continues, there is
base of the filler neck. Refer to “Engine
one more thing you can try. You can add
Coolant” in this section for more infor-
the proper coolant mixture directly to the
mation about the proper coolant mix-
radiator, but be sure the system is cool
ture.
before you do it.
4)
Rinse or wipe any spilled coolant from
the engine and the compartment.
WARNING
Steam and scalding liquids from a
hot cooling system can blow out and
burn you badly. They are under pres-
sure, and if you turn the radiator
pressure cap - even a little - they can
come out at high speed. Never turn
the cap when the cooling system,
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including the radiator pressure cap,
is hot. Wait for the cooling system
1)
You can remove the pressure cap
when the cooling system, including the
and radiator pressure cap to cool if
you ever have to turn the pressure
pressure cap and upper radiator hose
is no longer hot. Turn the pressure cap
cap.
slowly counterclockwise.
If you hear a hiss, wait for that to stop.
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A hiss means that there is still some
5)
Then fill the coolant recovery tank to
pressure left.
the cold fill line.
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6) Reinstall the coolant recovery tank cap
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
Windshield Washer Fluid
and the pressure cap.
To check the power steering fluid, do the
What to Use
7) If the coolant in the recovery tank is
following:
When you need windshield washer fluid,
constantly low, you should have your
1) Turn the key off and let the engine com-
be sure to read the manufacturer’s instruc-
dealership service department inspect
partment cool down.
tions before use. If you will be operating
the vehicle for leaks.
2) Wipe the cap and the top of the reser-
your vehicle in an area where the tempera-
voir clean.
ture may fall below freezing, use a fluid
Power Steering Fluid
3) Unscrew the cap and wipe the dipstick
that has sufficient protection against freez-
with a clean rag.
ing.
4) Replace the cap and completely tighten
it.
Adding Washer Fluid
5) Remove the cap again and look at the
fluid level on the dipstick.
The fluid level should be between the Min
(Minimum) and Max
(Maximum) marks
when the engine is cold, and at the Max
mark when the engine is hot. If the fluid is
at the Min mark when the engine is cold or
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hot, power steering fluid should be added.
Open the cap with the washer symbol on it.
Add washer fluid until the tank is full. Refer
What to Use
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to “Engine Compartment Overview” in this
To determine what kind of fluid to use,
Refer to “Engine Compartment Overview”
refer to “Recommended Fluids and Lubri-
section for reservoir location.
in this section for reservoir location.
cants” in “Maintenance Schedule” in the
“Maintenance Schedule” section. Always
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
use the proper fluid. Failure to use the
It is not necessary to regularly check
proper fluid can cause leaks and damage
power steering fluid unless you suspect
hoses and seals.
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.
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Brakes
rect a leak. If you add fluid when your lin-
CAUTION
ings are worn, then you will have too much
Brake Fluid
fluid when you get new brake linings. You
When using concentrated washer
should add or remove brake fluid, as nec-
fluid, follow the manufacturer’s
essary, only when work is done on the
instructions for adding water.
brake hydraulic system.
Do not mix water with ready-to-use
washer fluid. Water can cause the
WARNING
solution to freeze and damage your
washer fluid tank and other parts of
If your vehicle has too much brake
the washer system. Also, water
fluid, it can spill on the engine. The
does not clean as well as washer
fluid will burn if the engine is hot
fluid.
enough. You or others could be
Fill your washer fluid tank only
burned, and your vehicle could be
three-quarters full when it is very
damaged. Add brake fluid only when
cold. This allows for expansion if
work is done on the brake hydraulic
freezing occurs, which could dam-
system.
age the tank if it is completely full.
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Do not use engine coolant (anti-
When your brake fluid falls to a low level,
Your brake master
cylinder reservoir is
freeze) in your windshield washer.
filled with DOT-3 brake fluid. Refer to
your brake warning light will come on.
It can damage your washer system
Refer to “Brake System Warning Light” in
“Engine Compartment Overview” in this
and paint.
section for the location of the reservoir.
“Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators” in
the “Instrument Panel” section.
There are only two reasons why the brake
fluid level in the reservoir might go down.
What to Add
The first is that the brake fluid goes down
When you do need brake fluid, use only
to an acceptable level during normal brake
DOT-3 brake fluid. Use new brake fluid
lining wear. When new linings are put in,
from a sealed container only. Refer to
the fluid level goes back up. The other rea-
“Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in
son is that fluid is leaking out of the brake
“Maintenance Schedule” in the
“Mainte-
system. If it is, you should have your brake
nance Schedule” section.
system fixed, since a leak means that
sooner or later your brakes will not work
Always clean the brake fluid reservoir cap
well, or will not work at all.
and the area around the cap before remov-
ing it. This will help keep dirt from entering
So, it is not a good idea to top off your
the reservoir.
brake fluid. Adding brake fluid will not cor-
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come and go or be heard all the time your
rapid increase in pedal travel. This could
WARNING
vehicle is moving, except when you are
be a sign of brake trouble.
pushing on the brake pedal firmly.
With the wrong kind of fluid in the
Brake Adjustment
brake system, the brakes may not
WARNING
Every time you apply the brakes, with or
work well, or they may not even work
without the vehicle moving, your brakes
at all. This could cause a crash.
The brake wear warning sound
adjust for wear.
Always use the proper brake fluid.
means that soon the brakes will not
work well. That could lead to an acci-
Replacing Brake System Parts
dent. When you hear the brake wear
The braking system on a vehicle is com-
CAUTION
warning sound, have your vehicle
plex. Its many parts have to be of top qual-
serviced.
Using the wrong fluid can badly
ity and work well together if the vehicle is
damage brake system parts. For
to have really good braking. Your vehicle
example, just a few drops of min-
was designed and tested with top-quality
CAUTION
eral-based oil, such as engine oil,
brake parts. When you replace parts of
in the brake system can damage
Continuing to drive with worn-out
your braking system - for example, when
brake system parts so badly that
brake pads could result in costly
your brake pads wear down and you need
they will have to be replaced. Do
brake repair.
new ones put in - be sure you get new
not let someone put in the wrong
approved replacement parts. If you do not,
kind of fluid.
Some driving conditions or climates may
your brakes may no longer work properly.
If you spill brake fluid on your vehi-
cause a brake squeal when the brakes are
For example, if someone puts in brake
cle’s painted surfaces, the paint
first applied or lightly applied. This does
pads that are wrong for your vehicle, the
finish can be damaged. Be careful
not mean something is wrong with your
balance between your front and rear
not to spill brake fluid on your vehi-
brakes.
brakes can change - for the worse. The
cle. If you do, wash it off immedi-
braking performance you have come to
Properly torqued wheel nuts are necessary
ately. Refer to
“Washing Your
expect can change in many other ways if
to help prevent brake pulsation. When tires
Vehicle” in this section.
someone puts in the wrong replacement
are rotated, inspect brake pads for wear
brake parts.
and evenly tighten wheel nuts in the proper
Brake Wear
sequence to torque specifications.
Your vehicle has front and rear disc
Battery
brakes.
Brake pads should always be replaced as
Your vehicle has a maintenance free bat-
complete axle sets.
tery. When it is time for a new battery, get
Disc brake pads have built-in wear indica-
one that has the replacement number
tors that make a high-pitched warning
Brake Pedal Travel
shown on the original battery’s label. We
sound when the brake pads are worn and
See your dealer if the brake pedal does not
recommend an ACDelco® replacement
new pads are needed. The sound may
return to normal height, or if there is a
battery.
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Jump Starting
For battery replacement, see your dealer
If your vehicle’s battery has run down, you
CAUTION
or the service manual.
may want to use another vehicle and some
If the other vehicle’s system is not a
jumper cables to start your vehicle. Be
WARNING
12-volt system with a negative
sure to use the following steps to do it
ground, both vehicles can be dam-
Battery posts, terminals, and related
safely.
aged. Only use vehicles with 12-volt
accessories contain lead and lead
systems with negative grounds to
compounds, chemicals known to the
WARNING
jump start your vehicle.
State of California to cause cancer
Batteries can hurt you. They can be
and reproductive harm. Wash hands
dangerous because:
2)
Get the vehicles close enough so the
after handling.
• They contain acid that can burn
jumper cables can reach, but be sure
you.
the vehicles are not touching each
Vehicle Storage
• They contain gas that can explode
other. If they are, it could cause a
If you are not going to drive your vehicle
or ignite.
ground connection you do not want.
for
25 days or more, remove the black,
• They contain enough electricity to
You would not be able to start your
negative (-) cable from the battery. This
burn you.
vehicle, and the bad grounding could
will help keep your battery from running
If you do not follow these steps
damage the electrical systems.
down.
exactly, some or all of these things
To avoid the possibility of the vehicles
can hurt you.
rolling, set the parking brake firmly on
WARNING
both vehicles involved in the jump start
Batteries have acid that can burn you
procedure. Put an automatic transaxle
CAUTION
and gas that can explode. You can be
in PARK (P) or a manual transaxle in
badly hurt if you are not careful.
Ignoring these steps could result in
NEUTRAL before setting the parking
Refer to “Jump Starting” in this sec-
costly damage to your vehicle that
brake.
tion for tips on working around a bat-
would not be covered by your war-
tery without getting hurt.
ranty.
CAUTION
Trying to start your vehicle by push-
If you leave your radio or other
You must close all doors and the liftgate
ing or pulling it will not work, and it
accessories on during the jump start-
before reconnecting the battery. After
could damage your vehicle.
ing procedure, they could be dam-
reconnecting the battery, you must press
aged. The repairs would not be
the unlock button on the key transmitter.
1) Check the other vehicle. It must have a
covered by your warranty. Always
Failure to follow this procedure may result
12-volt battery with a negative ground
turn off your radio and other acces-
in sounding an alarm. Pressing unlock on
system.
sories when jump starting your vehi-
the key transmitter would stop the alarm.
cle.
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fuse block and lift the cover up.
3)
Turn off the ignition on both vehicles.
Always use the remote positive (+) ter-
Unplug unnecessary accessories
minal instead of the positive (+) termi-
WARNING
plugged into the cigarette lighter or the
nal on the battery.
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accessory power outlets. Turn off the
Battery fluid contains acid that can
radio and all lamps that are not needed.
WARNING
burn you. Do not get it on you. If you
This will avoid sparks and help save
An electric fan can start up even
accidentally get it in your eyes or on
both batteries. And it could save the
when the engine is not running and
your skin, flush the place with water
radio!
can injure you. Keep hands, clothing
and get medical help immediately.
4)
Open the hood on the other vehicle and
and tools away from any underhood
locate the positive (+) and negative (-)
electric fan.
5) Check that the jumper cables do not
terminal locations on that vehicle.
You will not use your vehicle’s battery
have loose or missing insulation. If they
for jump starting. It has a remote posi-
do, you could get a shock. The vehicles
WARNING
tive (+) jump starting terminal, located
could be damaged too.
on the underhood fuse block, for that
Fans or other moving engine parts
Before you connect the cables, here
purpose. Refer to
“Engine Compart-
can injure you badly. Keep your
are some basic things you should
ment Overview” in this section for more
hands away from moving parts once
know. Positive (+) will go to positive (+)
information on location.
the engine is running.
or to a remote positive (+) terminal if the
vehicle has one. Negative will go to a
heavy, unpainted metal engine part or
WARNING
to a remote negative (-) terminal if the
vehicle has one.
Using a match near a battery can
cause battery gas to explode. People
CAUTION
have been hurt doing this, and some
have been blinded. Use a flashlight if
If you connect a negative cable to the
you need more light.
Engine Control Module (ECM), ECM
Be sure the battery has enough
mounting bracket or any cables that
water. You do not need to add water
attach to the ECM bracket, you may
to the battery installed in your new
damage the ECM. Attach the negative
vehicle. But if a battery has filler
cable to a heavy, unpainted metal
caps, be sure the right amount of
engine part, other than the ECM, ECM
fluid is there. If it is low, add water to
bracket or cables attached to the
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take care of that first. If you do not,
ECM bracket.
To uncover the remote positive (+) ter-
explosive gas could be present.
minal, press the tab at the bottom of the
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Do not connect positive (+) to negative
if the vehicle has one.
(-), or you will get a short that would
Do not let the other end touch anything
CAUTION
damage the battery and maybe other
until the next step. The other end of the
If the jumper cables are connected or
parts too. And do not connect the nega-
negative (-) cable does not go to the
removed in the wrong order, electri-
tive (-) cable to the negative (-) termi-
dead battery. It goes to a heavy,
cal shorting may occur and damage
nal on the dead battery because this
unpainted metal engine part or to a
the vehicle. The repairs would not be
can cause sparks.
remote negative
(-) terminal on the
covered by your warranty. Always
vehicle with the dead battery.
connect and remove the jumper
cables in the correct order, making
sure that the cables do not touch
each other or other metal.
Jumper Cable Removal
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6) Connect the red positive (+) cable to
the positive (+) terminal location on the
9) Connect the other end of the negative
vehicle with the dead battery. Use a
(-) cable at least
18 inches (45 cm)
remote positive (+) terminal if the vehi-
away from the dead battery, but not
cle has one.
near engine parts that move. The elec-
7) Do not let the other end touch metal.
trical connection is just as good there,
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Connect it to the positive (+) terminal
and the chance of sparks getting back
A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part
location on the vehicle with the good
to the battery is much less.
or Remote Negative (-) Terminal
battery. Use a remote positive (+) termi-
10)Now start the vehicle with the good bat-
B. Good Battery or Remote Positive (+)
nal if the vehicle has one.
tery and run the engine for a while.
and Remote Negative (-) Terminals
8) Now connect the black negative
(-)
11)Try to start the vehicle that had the
C. Dead Battery or Remote Positive (+)
cable to the negative (-) terminal loca-
dead battery. If it will not start after a
Terminal
tion on the vehicle with the good bat-
few tries, it probably needs service.
tery. Use a remote negative (-) terminal
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To disconnect the jumper cables from both
All-Wheel Drive
To get an accurate reading, the vehicle
vehicles, do the following:
should be on a level surface.
If you have an all-wheel-drive vehicle, be
1)
Disconnect the black negative (-) cable
sure to perform the lubricant checks
If the level is below the bottom of the filler
from the vehicle that had the dead bat-
described in this section. However, there
plug hole, you’ll need to add some lubri-
tery.
are two additional systems that need lubri-
cant. Add enough lubricant to raise the
2)
Disconnect the black negative (-) cable
cation.
level to the bottom of the filler plug hole.
from the vehicle with the good battery.
3)
Disconnect the red positive (+) cable
Transfer Case (Power Transfer Unit)
What to Use
from the vehicle with the good battery.
Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to
When to Check Lubricant
4)
Disconnect the red positive (+) cable
determine what kind of lubricant to use.
Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to
from the other vehicle.
Refer to “Recommended Fluids and Lubri-
determine how often to check the lubricant.
5)
Return the fuse block cover to its origi-
cants” in “Maintenance Schedule” in the
Refer to
“Scheduled Maintenance” in
nalposition.
“Maintenance Schedule” section.
“Maintenance Schedule” in the
“Mainte-
nance Schedule” section.
Carrier Assembly-Differential
(Rear Drive Module)
How to Check Lubricant
When to Check and Change Lubricant
Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to
determine how often to check the lubricant
and when to change it. Refer to “Sched-
uled Maintenance” in
“Maintenance
Schedule” in the “Maintenance Schedule”
section.
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A. Fill Plug
B. Drain Plug
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How to Check Lubricant
Bulb Replacement
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps
and Back-up Lamps
AWD Differential Case
For the proper type of replacement bulbs,
refer to “Replacement Bulbs” in this sec-
tion.
For any bulb changing procedure not listed
in this section, contact your dealer.
Halogen Bulbs
WARNING
Halogen bulbs have pressurized gas
inside and can burst if you drop or
scratch the bulb. You or others could
be injured. Be sure to read and follow
the instructions on the bulb package.
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A. Fill Plug
A. Stoplamp/Taillamp/Sidemarker Lamp
B. Drain Plug
B. Turn Signal Lamp/Taillamp
C. Backup Lamp
To get an accurate reading, the vehicle
should be on a level surface.
To replace one of these bulbs, do the fol-
lowing:
If the level is below the bottom of the filler
plug hole, you’ll need to add some lubri-
1) Open the liftgate. Refer to “Liftgate” in
cant. Add enough lubricant to raise the
“Doors and Locks” in the “Features and
level to the bottom of the filler plug hole. A
Controls” section for more information.
fluid loss could indicate a problem; check
and have it repaired, if needed.
What to Use
Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to
determine what kind of lubricant to use.
Refer to “Recommended Fluids and Lubri-
cants” in “Maintenance Schedule” in the
“Maintenance Schedule” section.
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License Plate Lamp
Replacement Bulbs
To replace one of these bulbs, do the fol-
lowing:
Bulb
Exterior Lamp
Number
1)
Push tabs to remove the license plate
lamp from the liftgate.
Back-up Lamp
921
License Plate Lamp
168
Rear Turn Signal/
Stoplamp/Sidemarker/Tail-
3057K
lamp
For replacement bulbs not listed here, con-
tact your dealer.
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2)
Remove the taillamp screw covers.
3)
Remove the taillamp screws.
4)
Pull the taillamp assembly towards you.
5)
Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise
to disconnect it from the taillamp
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assembly.
2)
Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise
6)
Pull the bulb out of the bulb socket.
and pull the bulb straight out of the
7)
Push the new bulb into the bulb socket.
socket.
8)
Insert the bulb socket into the taillamp
3)
Install the new bulb.
assembly and turn it clockwise to
4)
Reverse Steps 1 through 3 to reinstall
secure.
the license plate lamp.
9)
Reverse Steps 1 through 3 to reinstall
the taillamp assembly. When reinstall-
ing the screws, do not overtighten.
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Windshield Wiper Blade
Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement
To replace the rear window wiper blade,
Replacement
do the following:
Windshield wiper blades should be
1)
Make sure that the rear wiper is off.
inspected for wear or cracking. Refer to
2)
Pull the wiper away from the rear win-
“Scheduled Maintenance” in
“Mainte-
dow.
nance Schedule” in the
“Maintenance
3)
Pull up the release clip, located at the
Schedule” section for more information.
connecting point of the blade and the
Replacement blades come in different
arm. Then, pull the blade assembly
types and are removed in different ways.
down toward the glass to remove it
For proper type and length, refer to “Nor-
from the wiper arm.
mal Maintenance Replacement Parts” in
4)
Push the new wiper blade securely on
“Maintenance Schedule” in the
“Mainte-
the wiper arm until you hear the release
nance Schedule” section.
clip “click” into place.
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5)
Push the release clip, from Step
3,
Here’s how to replace the windshield wiper
3)
Pull up the release clip, located at the
down to secure the wiper blade into
blades:
connecting point of the blade and the
place.
1) Make sure the front wipers are turned
arm. Then, pull the blade assembly
off.
down toward the glass to remove it
2) Pull the windshield wiper arm away
from the wiper arm.
from the windshield.
4)
Push the new wiper blade securely on
the wiper arm until you hear the release
clip “click” into place.
5)
Push the release clip, from Step
3,
down to secure the wiper blade into
place.
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