CHEVROLET ASTRO 1997 2.G Owners Manual
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Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine The 1997 Chevrolet Astro Owner’s Manual
Seats and Restraint Systems
This section tells you how to use your seats and safety belts properly. It also explains the “SIR’ system.
Features and Controls
This section explains how to start and operate your vehicle.
Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
This section tells you how to adjust the ventilation and comfort controls and how to operate your audio system.
Your Driving and the Road
Here you’ll find helpful information and tips about the road and how to drive under different conditions.
Problems on the Road
This section tells what to do if you have a problem while driving, such as a flat tire or overheated engine, etc.
Service and Appearance Care
Here the manual tells you how to keep your vehicle running properly and looking good.
This section tells you when to perform vehicle maintenance and what fluids and lubricants to use.
Customer Assistance Information
This section tells you how to contact Chevrolet for assistance and how to get service and owner publications.
also gives you information on “Reporting Safety Defects” on page 8-10.
Here’s an alphabetical listing of almost every subject in this manual. You can use it to quickly find
something you want to read.
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GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem,
CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem and the
name ASTRO are registered trademarks
This manual includes the latest information at the time it
was printed. We reserve
the right to make changes in the
product after that time without further notice. For
vehicles first sold in Canada, substitute the name
of Canada Limited” for Chevrolet
Division whenever it appears
in this manual.
Please keep this manual
in your vehicle, so it will be
you ever need it when you’re on the road. If you
sell the vehicle, please leave this manual in it so the new
owner can use
Litho in U.S.A.
C97 10 B First Edition
National Institute for AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE EXCELLENCE
We support voluntary
For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a
French Language Manual:
Aux propri6taires canadiens: Vous pouvez vous
procurer un exemplaire de ce guide en frarqais chez
DGN Marketing Services Ltd.
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Many people read their owner’s manual from beginning
to end when
they first receive their new vehicle. If you
do this, it will help you learn about the features and
controls for your vehicle.
In this manual, you’ll find
that pictures and words work together to explain
A good place to look for what you need is the Index
of the manual. It’s an alphabetical list of what’s
the manual, and the page number where you’ll find it.
Safety Warnings and Symbols
You will find a number of safety cautions in this book.
We use a
box and the word CAUTION to tell you
about things that could hurt
you if you were to ignore
’ A CAUTION:
These mean there is something that could hurt
you or other people.
In the caution area, we tell you what the hazard is. Then
tell you what to do to help avoid or reduce the
hazard. Please read these cautions.
If you don’t, you or
others could be hurt.
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with a slash through it
this book. This safety
symbol means “Don’t,”
do this,” or “Don’t
let this happen.”
Vehicle Damage Warnings
Also, in this book you will find these notices:
These mean there is something that could
damage your vehicle.
In the notice area, we tell you about something that can
damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage would
not be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly.
But the notice will tell
you what to do to help avoid
you read other manuals, you might see
NOTICE warnings in different colors or -
in different words.
You’ll also see warning labels
on your vehicle. They use
the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE.
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These are some of the symbols you may find on your vehicle.
are used on an
PROTECT EVES BY
ACID COULD BATTERY
These symbols are important
for you and
your passengers whenever your
These symbols have
to do with
SIGNALS 6 e
on some of
These symbols are used
ENGINE OIL w,
Here are some
other symbols you may see:
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This manual covers these models:
Cargo Van Passenger Van
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Here you’ll find information about the seats in your vehicle and how to use your safety belts properly. You can also
learn about some things
you should not do with air bags and safety belts.
Seats and Seat Controls
Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone
Here Are Questions Many People
About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
Driver Position Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
Right Front Passenger Position
Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR)
Rear Seat Passengers
1-66 Rear Safety
Belt Comfort Guides
Children and Small Adults
Center Passenger Position
Built-in Child Restraint (Option)
Safety Belt Extender
Checking Your Restraint Systems
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a
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This section tells you about the seats -- how to adjust
them, take them
out and put them back in. It also tells
you about bucket and bench seats, power seats and
Mant-1 Front Seats
You can lose control of the v icle if you try to
adjust a manual driver’s seat while the vehicle is
2-Way Front Seat
The bucket seats can be
adjusted forward or
rearward by the lever at
front of the seat.
moving. The sudden movement could startle and
confuse you, or make you push a pedal when you
don’t want to. Adjust the driver’s seat only when the vehicle is not moving. Move the seat adjustment lever at the front of the seat
the driver’s door to unlock it. Slide the seat to
where you want it. Then release the lever and try to
move the seat with your body, to make sure the seat is
locked into place.