GMC SIERRA 1994 User Manual
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O w n e r ' sM a n u a l

INTRODUCTION

1994 GMC SierraOwner’s Manual

Welcome

This manual was prepared to acquaint you with the operation and maintenance of your 1994 GMC Sierra and to provide important safety information. There is also a GMC Truck Warranty and Owner Assistance Information booklet. In some vehicles, there canbe information manuals from other manufacturers like body builders or special equipment companies. We urge youto review all these publications carefully. This will help you enjoy safe andtrouble-freeoperation of your vehicle.

When it comes to service, keep in mind that yourdealer knows your vehicle best and is interested in your complete satisfaction. Your dealer invites you to return for all of your service needs both during and after the warranty period.

Remember, if you have a concern and need help handlingit to your satisfaction, see the procedure in the GMC Truck Warranty and Owner Assistance Information booklet.

Thanks for choosing a GMC Truck product. We value you as a member of the GMC Truck family. We want to assure you of our continuing interest in your pleasure and satisfaction with your vehicle.

GMC Truck Division

General Motors Corporation

Pontiac, Michigan

@Copyright1993 General Motors Corporation, GMC Truck Division.

All Rights Reserved

Second Edition

Printed in U.S.A.

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Important Notes to Owners and Drivers

....About This Manual:

Please keep this manual in your vehicleso it will be there if 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 it.

This manual includes the latest informationat the time it was printed. We reserve the right to make changes in the product after that time without further notice. For vehiclesfirst sold in Canada, substitute the name “General Motors of Canada Limited” for GMC Truck Division wheneverit appears in this manual.

For Canadian OwnersWho Prefer a French Language

Manual:

Aux proprietaires canadiens: Vous pouvez vous procurerun exemplaire de ce guideen francais chez votre concessionaire ou auDGN Marketing Services Ltd., 1500 Bonhill Rd., Mississauga, Ontario L5T 1C7.

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GMCTRUCK

General Motors, GM, the GM Emblem, GMC and Sierra are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation.

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Model Reference

This manual covers these models:

REGULAR CAB PICKUP

EXTENDED CAB PICKUP

CREW CAB

CHASSIS CAB

3500 HD CHASSIS CAB

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Table of Contents

Introduction - How to Usethis Manual

This section tells you how to use your manual and includes safety and vehicle damage warnings and symbols.

Section 1 -Seatsand Safety Restraints

This section tells you how to use your seats and safety restraints properly.

Section 2 - Features& Controls

This section explains how to start and operate your Vehicle.

Section 3 -ComfortControls& Audio Systems

This section tells you how to adjust the ventilation and comfort controls and how tooperate your audio system.

Section 4 -YourDriving andthe Road

Here you’ll find helpful information and tips about the road and how to drive under different conditions.

Section 5 - Problems on theRoad

This section tells you whatto do if you have a problem while driving, such as a flat tire or engine overheating.

Section 6 -Service& Appearance Care

Here the manual tellsyou how to keep your Vehicle running properly and looking good.

Section 7- Schedule Maintenance Services

This section tells you when to perform vehicle maintenance and what fluids and lubricants to use.

Section 8 -CustomerAssistance Information

This section tells you how to contact yourGM division for assistance and how to get service publications. It also givesyou information on “Reporting Safety Defects” onpage8-4.

Index

Here’s an alphabetical listing of almost every subject in this manual. You can use it to quickly find somethingyou want to read.

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How to Use This Manual

Many people read their owner’s manual frombeginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle. This will help you learn about the features and controls for-yourvehicle.In thismanual, you’ll find that pictures and words work together to explain things quickly.

INDEX: A good place to look for what you needis the Indexi n backof the manual. It’s an alphabetical listof all that’s in the manual, andthe page number where you’ll findit.

SECTION 1-6: Each section of this manual beginswith a brief list of its contents, so you can often find ata glanceif a section contains the information you want.

SECTION 7: This section of the manual covers the maintenance required for your vehicle.

SECTION 8 CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE:This section includes important information about reporting safety defects and gives you details about the “Roadside Assistance” program. You will also find customer satisfaction phone numbers (including customer satisfaction numbers for the hearing and speech impaired) as well as the mediation/arbitration procedure. We’ve also included ordering information for service publications in this part.

Safety Warnings and Symbols

You will find a number of safety cautionsin this book. We use a box with gray background andthe word CAUTION to tell you about things that could hurt youif you were to ignore the warning.

A CAUTION:

These mean thereis something thatcould hurt youor other people.

In the gray caution area, we tell you whatthe hazard is. Then we tell you what to do to help avoid or reduce the hazard. Please read thesecautions. If youdon’t, you or others could be hurt.

You will also find a circle with a slash throughit in this book. This safety symbol means “Don’t,’’“Don’tdo this,” or “Don’tlet this happen.’’

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Vehicle Damage Warnings

Also, in this book you will find these notices:

NOTICE:

These mean thereis something that could damageyour vehicle.

In the notice area, we tell you about something that can damage your vehicle. Many times, thisdamage would not be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly. But the notice will tell you what todo to help avoid the damage.

When you read other manuals,you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in differentcolors or in different words.

You’ll also see warning labels on your vehicle. They use yellowfor cautions, blue for notices and the words CAUTIONor NOTICE.

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Vehicle Symbols

These aresome of the symbols you will find on your vehicle. Forexample, these symbols are used on an original battery:

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Protect Eyes

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Spark or Name Could

Caution

Caustic Battery Acid

elby Shielding

Possible Injury

 

Could Cause Burns

Explode Battery

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Avoid Sparks

or Flames

These symbols are important for you and your passengers whenever your vehicle is driven:

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fasten Safety

Door LocWUnlock

Belts

 

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These symbols have to do with your lights:

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Master Lighting

Turn Signal

Hazard Warning

Headlight

Switch

Direction

Flasher

High Beam

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Parking Lights

Fog Lights

Daytime

O f f

 

 

Running Lights

 

These symbols are on some of your controls:

Windshield

Windshield

Windshield

Rear Window

Wiper

Washer

Defroster

Defogger

VentilatingFan

Air Vents

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These symbols are used on warning and indicator lights:

 

 

 

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Engine Coolant

Battery Charging

Fuel

Engine Oil

Temperature

System

 

Pressure

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I RELEASE

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SHIFT

 

 

 

Brake

Parking Brake

 

Shift Light

Low

 

Release

 

 

Coolant

Here are some other symbols you may see:

 

 

 

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Fuse

Hood Release

Lighter

Horn

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Notes

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Seats and Safety Belts

Section

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 shouldnot do with safety belts.

Seats and Seat Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . 1-2

Frontseats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . 1-2

Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . 1-5

RearSeats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . 1-8

Safety Belts: They’re For Everyone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . 1-10

Why Safety Belts Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . 1-11

Questions Many People AskAboutSafetyBelts . . . . . .

. . . . . . . 1-14

How To WearSafetyBeltsProperly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . 1-15

Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . 1-15

Driver Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . 1-16

Lap-ShoulderBelt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . 1-16

Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy ..........................

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Passenger Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . 1-23

Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . 1-30

Smaller Childrenand Babies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . 1-30

Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . 1-32

Larger Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . 1-41

SafetyBelt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . 1-43

Checking Your Restraint Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . 1-44

Replacing Your Safety Belts After a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . 1-44

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