2000 GMC SavanaOwner's ManualLitho in U.S.A.Part Number X2014 A First Edition Copyright General Motors Corporation 1999All Rights Reservedi

Table of ContentsSeats and Restraint SystemsSection 1Seats and Seat ControlsSafety BeltsAir Bag SystemChild RestraintsFeatures and ControlsSection 2iiKeys and Door LocksKeyless Entry SystemAutomatic TransmissionParking BrakeWindowsTilt Wheel (Option)Turn Signal/Multifunction LeverWindshield WipersCruise Control (Option)Interior and Exterior LampsMirrorsStorage CompartmentsAccessory Power OutletsInstrument Panel, Warning Lights and Gages

Table of Contents (cont'd)Comfort Controls and Audio SystemsSection 3Heating and Air ConditioningSetting the Radio ClockRadio/Cassette Player/CD PlayerRadio Theft-Deterrent Feature (If Equipped)Your Driving and the RoadSection 4Braking/Anti-lock BrakesSteeringDriving Tips for Various Road ConditionsRecreational Vehicle TowingLoading Your VehicleTowing a TrailerProblems on the RoadSection 5Hazard Warning FlashersJump StartingTowing Your VehicleEngine OverheatingChanging a Flat TireIf You're Stuckiii

Table of Contents (cont'd)Service and Appearance CareSection 6FuelChecking Fluids and LubricantsBulb ReplacementWindshield Wiper Blade ReplacementTires and WheelsAppearance CareElectrical System/Fuses and Circuit BreakersCapacities and SpecificationsNormal Maintenance Replacement PartsMaintenance ScheduleSection 7ivScheduled MaintenancePeriodic Maintenance InspectionsRecommended Fluids and LubricantsMaintenance Records

Table of Contents (cont'd)Customer Assistance InformationSection 8Customer Satisfaction ProceduresCustomer Assistance OfficesRoadside Assistance and Courtesy TransportationWarranty Information (See Warranty Manual)Reporting Safety Defects on page 8-10Service PublicationsIndexSection 9In the Index you will find an alphabetical listing of almost every subject in this manual.You can use it to quickly find something you want to read.Please refer to the last page of this manual for your Service Station Guidev

yellowblueWe support voluntarytechnician certification.GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, GMC,the GMC Emblem and the name SAVANA areregistered trademarks of General Motors Corporation.This manual includes the latest information at the timeit was printed. We reserve the right to make changesin the product after that time without further notice.For vehicles first sold in Canada, substitute the name“General Motors of Canada Limited” for GMCwhenever it appears in this manual.Please keep this manual in your vehicle, so it will bethere if you ever need it when you’re on the road. If yousell the vehicle, please leave this manual in it so the newowner can use it.viFor Canadian Owners Who Prefer aFrench Language Manual:Aux propriétaires canadiens: Vous pouvez vousprocurer un exemplaire de ce guide en français chezvotre concessionaire ou au:DGN Marketing Services Ltd.1577 Meyerside Dr.Mississauga, Ontario L5T 1B9

yellowblueHow to Use this ManualSafety Warnings and SymbolsMany people read their owner’s manual from beginningto end when they first receive their new vehicle. If youdo this, it will help you learn about the features andcontrols for your vehicle. In this manual, you’ll findthat pictures and words work together to explainthings quickly.You will find a number of safety cautions in this book.We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell youabout things that could hurt you if you were to ignorethe warning.CAUTION:These mean there is something that could hurtyou or other people.In the caution area, we tell you what the hazard is. Thenwe tell you what to do to help avoid or reduce thehazard. Please read these cautions. If you don’t, you orothers could be hurt.vii

yellowblueYou will also find a circlewith a slash through it inthis book. This safetysymbol means “Don’t,”“Don’t do this” or “Don’tlet this happen.”In the notice area, we tell you about something that candamage your vehicle. Many times, this damage wouldnot be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly.But the notice will tell you what to do to help avoidthe damage.When you read other manuals, you might seeCAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors orin different words.You’ll also see warning labels on your vehicle. They usethe same words, CAUTION or NOTICE.Vehicle Damage WarningsAlso, in this book you will find these notices:NOTICE:These mean there is something that coulddamage your vehicle.viii

yellowblueVehicle SymbolsThese are some of the symbols you may find on your vehicle.For example,these symbolsare used on anoriginal battery:CAUTIONPOSSIBLEINJURYPROTECTEYES BYSHIELDINGCAUSTICBATTERYACID COULDCAUSEBURNSAVOIDSPARKS ORFLAMESSPARK ORFLAMECOULDEXPLODEBATTERYThese symbolsare importantfor you andyour passengerswhenever yourvehicle isdriven:DOOR LOCKUNLOCKThese symbolshave to do withyour WINDOWAIR BAGThese symbolsare on some ofyour G INGFANThese symbolsare used onwarning andindicator lights:Here are someother symbolsyou may TERHORNBRAKECOOLANTSPEAKERENGINE OILPRESSUREFUELANTI-LOCKBRAKESix

yellowblueModel ReferenceThis manual covers these models:Passenger VanCargo VanxCab and Chassis

Service Station GuideWindshield WasherFluidSee Section 6Cooling SystemSee Section 5*Tire PressureSee Section 6Fora MoreDetailed Look atWhat's Under the HoodSpare Tire PressureSee Section 5See Section 6*AlternateFuel Door ReleaseSee Section 6Hood ReleaseSee Section 6BatterySee Section 6Engine Oil DipstickSee Section 6*Oil ViscosityEngine OilSee Section 6*Remote FuelRelease DoorSee Section 6FuelUse unleaded gas only,87 Octane or higher.See Section 6**For vehicles equipped with diesel engine, see the Diesel Engine Supplement

yellowblueSection 1 Seats and Restraint SystemsHere you’ll find information about the seats in your vehicle and how to use your safety belts properly. You can alsolearn about some things you should not do with air bags and safety belts.1-21-101-151-151-161-241-251-251-34Seats and Seat ControlsSafety Belts: They’re for EveryoneHere Are Questions Many People Ask AboutSafety Belts -- and the AnswersHow to Wear Safety Belts ProperlyDriver PositionSafety Belt Use During PregnancyRight Front Passenger PositionAir Bag SystemRear Seat Passengers1-381-401-421-461-601-631-631-63Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Childrenand Small AdultsCenter Passenger PositionChildrenChild RestraintsLarger ChildrenSafety Belt ExtenderChecking Your Restraint SystemsReplacing Restraint System Parts Aftera Crash1-1-1

yellowblueSeats and Seat ControlsThis part tells you about the seats -- how to adjust them,take them out and put them back in. It also tells youabout reclining front seatbacks.Manual Front SeatsThe bucket seats can be adjusted forward or rearwardwith the lever at the front of the seat.To adjust the seat, pull the lever up to release the seatbottom and slide the seat to where you want it. Thenrelease the lever and try to move the seat with yourbody, to make sure the seat is locked into place.CAUTION:You can lose control of the vehicle if you try toadjust a manual driver’s seat while the vehicle ismoving. The sudden movement could startle andconfuse you, or make you push a pedal when youdon’t want to. Adjust the driver’s seat only whenthe vehicle is not moving.1-2

yellowbluePower Seat (Option)Reclining SeatbacksIf your vehicle has a power seat on the driver’s orpassenger’s side, you can adjust it with these switches atthe front center cushion of the seat.To adjust the seatback, lift the front of this lever, whichis located at the inner edge of the seat cushion.To raise the seat, move the center knob up. To lower theseat, move the center knob down. To move the seatforward, move the center knob toward the right. To movethe seat rearward, move the center knob toward the left.Move the seatback with your body and release the leverto lock the seatback where you want it. Lean forwardand pull up on the front of the lever and the seatbackwill go to an upright position.You can raise and lower the front and rear of the seat. To raisethe front of the seat, move the right lever up. To lower it,move the right lever down. To raise the rear of the seat, movethe left lever up. To lower it, move the left lever down.1-3

yellowblueCAUTION:But don’t have a seatback reclined if your vehicleis moving.1-4Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle isin motion can be dangerous. Even if you buckleup, your safety belts can’t do their job whenyou’re reclined like this.The shoulder belt can’t do its job because itwon’t be against your body. Instead, it will be infront of you. In a crash you could go into it,receiving neck or other injuries.The lap belt can’t do its job either. In a crash thebelt could go up over your abdomen. The beltforces would be there, not at your pelvic bones.This could cause serious internal injuries.For proper protection when the vehicle is inmotion, have the seatback upright. Then sit wellback in the seat and wear your safetybelt properly.

yellowblueRear SeatsRemoving the Rear SeatGetting Into the Rear SeatsTo make it easier for passengers to get into the rearseats, use the fastener strips on the headliner and safetybelt latch. These will keep the safety belts out of the waywhile people get into the rear seats.1. Disconnect the quick release latch plates for the lapshoulder belts on the bench seat to be removed. Todo this, press the tip of a key into the release holeof the safety belt buckle while pulling up on thesafety belt.1-5

yellowblue2. Lift the carpet/mat flap at the inboard side of the seatbase in the rear.3. Locate the red handle on the inboard side of the seatbase and rotate it up.4. Once the red handle is rotated up, pull the handle toremove the locking pin.1-6

yellowblue5. Stow the locking pin on the rear of the seat base inthe hole that is provided.6. Repeat this procedure for the pin on the otherseat base.10. For the first rear seat, stow the safety belt latch byattaching the fastener strip on the safety belt latchto the trim just inside the side door. There is also afastener strip provided for stowing the safety beltlatch for a four-passenger bench seat, if equipped.7. Pull the seat rearward about 2 inches (5 cm) and thenlift the seat from the floor rails.8. Remove the seat from the vehicle.9. Install the trim covers to the floor rails. These aresupplied in a cardboard box at delivery.1-7

yellowblueCAUTION:A safety belt that is improperly routed, notproperly attached, or twisted won’t provide theprotection needed in a crash. The person wearingthe belt could be seriously injured. Afterinstalling the seat, always check to be sure thatthe safety belts are properly routed and attached,and are not twisted.For the remaining rear seats, stow the safety beltlatch plate on the clip at the window trim.Replacing the Rear SeatsCAUTION:A seat that isn’t locked into place properly canmove around in a collision or sudden stop. Peoplein the vehicle could be injured. Be sure to lockthe seat into place properly when installing it.1-81. Remove the trim covers from the floor rails and storefor future use.2. Position the seat into the open slots in both rails.Push the seat forward in the rail, hooking both seatbases onto the pins inside of the rails.3. To install the locking pin at the rear of the seat base,pull the carpet/mat flap back on the inboard side tolocate the hole in the rail for the pin.

yellowblue4. Remove the pin from its stowed position on the seatbase while holding the carpet/mat flap back.5. Insert the red-handled locking pin into the seat base,lifting the seat slightly to line up the pin withthe base.1-9

yellowblueSafety Belts: They’re for EveryoneThis part of the manual tells you how to use safety beltsproperly. It also tells you some things you should not dowith safety belts.And it explains the air bag system.CAUTION:6. Rotate the red handle down until it is in theretaining clip.7. Replace the carpet/mat flap to its original position.8. Repeat this procedure for the other seat base.9. Connect the quick-release latch plates for thelap-shoulder belts by inserting the latch plates intothe buckles attached at the outboard positions of thebench seat. Do not twist the belt.10. Check that both locking pins are locked into placebefore operating the vehicle.1-10Don’t let anyone ride where he or she can’t weara safety belt properly. If you are in a crash andyou’re not wearing a safety belt, your injuriescan be much worse. You can hit things inside thevehicle or be ejected from it. You can be seriouslyinjured or killed. In the same crash, you mightnot be if you are buckled up. Always fasten yoursafety belt, and check that your passengers’ beltsare fastened properly too.

yellowblueCAUTION:It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision,people riding in these areas are more likely to beseriously injured or killed. Do not allow people toride in any area of your vehicle that is notequipped with seats and safety belts. Be sureeveryone in your vehicle is in a seat and using asafety belt properly.Your vehicle has a light thatcomes on as a reminder tobuckle up. (See “SafetyBelt Reminder Light” inthe Index.)In most states and Canadian provinces, the law says towear safety belts. Here’s why: They work.You never know if you’ll be in a crash. If you do have acrash, you don’t know if it will be a bad one.A few crashes are mild, and some crashes can be soserious that even buckled up a person wouldn’t survive.But most crashes are in between. In many of them,people who buckle up can survive and sometimes walkaway. Without belts they could have been badly hurtor killed.After more than 30 years of safety belts in vehicles,

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