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					                                                                                            Service and Maintenance                11-1

Service and                                                 General Information                    Your dealer has trained technicians
                                                                                                   who can perform required
Maintenance                                                 This maintenance section applies to
                                                            vehicles with a gasoline engine.
                                                                                                   maintenance using genuine
                                                                                                   replacement parts. They have
                                                            For diesel engine vehicles, see the    up‐to‐date tools and equipment
General Information                                         maintenance schedule section in        for fast and accurate diagnostics.
 General Information . . . . . . . . . . 11-1               the Duramax Diesel Supplement.         Many dealers have extended
                                                            Your vehicle is an important           evening and Saturday hours,
Maintenance Schedule                                        investment. This section describes     courtesy transportation, and online
 Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . 11-3                    the required maintenance for the       scheduling to assist with service
                                                            vehicle. Follow this schedule to       needs.
Special Application Services
 Special Application                                        help protect against major repair      Your dealer recognizes the
  Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-9     expenses resulting from neglect or     importance of providing
                                                            inadequate maintenance. It may         competitively priced maintenance
Additional Maintenance                                      also help to maintain the value of     and repair services. With trained
and Care                                                    the vehicle if it is sold. It is the   technicians, the dealer is the place
 Additional Maintenance                                     responsibility of the owner to have    for routine maintenance such as
  and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-10        all required maintenance performed.    oil changes and tire rotations and
                                                                                                   additional maintenance items like
Recommended Fluids,                                                                                tires, brakes, batteries, and wiper
Lubricants, and Parts                                                                              blades.
 Recommended Fluids and
  Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-13
 Maintenance Replacement
  Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-16
Maintenance Records
 Maintenance Records . . . . . . 11-17
11-2      Service and Maintenance

Notice: Damage caused by                 Because of the way people use          The Additional Required Services ‐
improper maintenance can lead to         vehicles, maintenance needs vary.      Severe are for vehicles that are:
costly repairs and may not be            There may need to be more              .   Mainly driven in hilly or
covered by the vehicle warranty.         frequent checks and services.              mountainous terrain.
Maintenance intervals, checks,           The Additional Required Services ‐
                                                                                .   Frequently towing a trailer.
inspections, recommended fluids,         Normal are for vehicles that:
and lubricants are important to          .   Carry passengers and cargo         .   Used for high speed or
keep the vehicle in good working             within recommended limits on           competitive driving.
condition.                                   the Tire and Loading Information   .   Used for taxi, police, or delivery
The Tire Rotation and Required               label. See Vehicle Load Limits         service.
Services are the responsibility of the       on page 9‑17.
vehicle owner. It is recommended to                                             Refer to the information in the
                                         .   Are driven on reasonable road      Maintenance Schedule Additional
have your dealer perform these               surfaces within legal driving
services every 12 000 km/7,500 mi.                                              Required Services ‐ Severe chart.
                                             limits.
Proper vehicle maintenance helps to
keep the vehicle in good working         .   Use the recommended fuel.
condition, improves fuel economy,            See Recommended Fuel on
and reduces vehicle emissions.               page 9‑76.
                                         Refer to the information in the
                                         Maintenance Schedule Additional
                                         Required Services ‐ Normal chart.
                                                                       Service and Maintenance               11-3

                                      Maintenance                            Engine Oil Change
         { WARNING                                                           When the CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Performing maintenance work
                                      Schedule                               SOON message displays, have the
can be dangerous and can              Owner Checks and Services              engine oil and filter changed within
cause serious injury. Perform                                                the next 1 000 km/600 mi. If driven
                                      At Each Fuel Stop                      under the best conditions, the
maintenance work only if the
required information, proper tools,   .   Check the engine oil level.        engine oil life system might not
and equipment are available.              See Engine Oil on page 10‑7.       indicate the need for vehicle service
If they are not, see your dealer to                                          for more than a year. The engine oil
                                      Once a Month                           and filter must be changed at least
have a trained technician do the
                                      .   Check the tire inflation           once a year and the oil life system
work. See Doing Your Own
                                          pressures. See Tire Pressure on    must be reset. Your trained dealer
Service Work on page 10‑4.
                                          page 10‑62.                        technician can perform this work.
                                                                             If the engine oil life system is reset
                                      .   Inspect the tires for wear. See    accidentally, service the vehicle
                                          Tire Inspection on page 10‑68.     within 5 000 km/3,000 mi since the
                                      .   Check the windshield washer        last service. Reset the oil life
                                          fluid level. See Washer Fluid on   system when the oil is changed.
                                          page 10‑28.                        See Engine Oil Life System on
                                                                             page 10‑10.
11-4       Service and Maintenance

Tire Rotation and
                                        .   Visually inspect windshield wiper    .   Visually inspect steering,
Required Services Every                     blades for wear, cracking,               suspension, and chassis
                                            or contamination. See Exterior           components for damaged, loose,
12 000 km/7,500 mi                          Care on page 10‑102. Replace             or missing parts or signs of
Rotate the tires, if recommended            worn or damaged wiper blades.            wear. See Exterior Care on
for the vehicle, and perform the            See Wiper Blade Replacement              page 10‑102.
following services. See Tire                on page 10‑39.                       .   Check restraint system
Rotation on page 10‑69.                 .   Check tire inflation pressures.          components. See Safety
.   Check engine oil level and oil          See Tire Pressure on                     System Check on page 3‑21.
    life percentage. If needed,             page 10‑62.                          .   Visually inspect fuel system for
    change engine oil and filter, and   .   Inspect tire wear. See Tire              damage or leaks.
    reset oil life system. See Engine
                                            Inspection on page 10‑68.            .   Visually inspect exhaust system
    Oil on page 10‑7 and Engine Oil
    Life System on page 10‑10.          .   Visually check for fluid leaks.          and nearby heat shields for
                                        .   Inspect engine air cleaner filter.       loose or damaged parts.
.   Check engine coolant level.
    See Engine Coolant on                   See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on     .   Lubricate body components.
    page 10‑20.                             page 10‑17.                              See Exterior Care on
                                        .   Inspect brake system.                    page 10‑102.
.   Check windshield washer fluid
                                                                                 .   Check starter switch. See Starter
    level. See Washer Fluid on
    page 10‑28.                                                                      Switch Check on page 10‑36.
                                                                          Service and Maintenance   11-5
.   Check automatic transmission        .   Visually inspect gas strut for
    shift lock control function.            signs of wear, cracks, or other
    See Automatic Transmission              damage. Check the hold open
    Shift Lock Control Function             ability of the strut. See your
    Check on page 10‑37.                    dealer if service is required.
.   Check ignition transmission lock.   .   Inspect sunroof track and seal,
    See Ignition Transmission Lock          if equipped. See Sunroof
    Check on page 10‑38.                    (Extended Cab) on page 2‑20
.   Check parking brake and                 or Sunroof (Crew Cab) on
    automatic transmission park             page 2‑22.
    mechanism. See Park Brake           .   Check hybrid low pressure
    and P (Park) Mechanism Check            coolant level, if equipped.
    on page 10‑38.
.   Check accelerator pedal for
    damage, high effort, or binding.
    Replace if needed.
11-6   Service and Maintenance
                                                                          Service and Maintenance   11-7

Footnotes — Maintenance               c) Do not directly power wash the
Schedule Additional Required          transfer case output seals. High
Services — Normal                     pressure water can overcome the
a) Check all fuel and vapor lines     seals and contaminate the transfer
and hoses for proper hook‐up,         case fluid. Contaminated fluid will
routing, and condition. Check that    decrease the life of the transfer
the purge valve, if the vehicle has   case and should be replaced.
one, works properly. Replace as       d) Or every five years, whichever
needed.                               comes first. See Cooling System on
b) Or every four years, whichever     page 10‑19.
comes first.                          e) Or every 10 years, whichever
                                      comes first. Inspect for fraying,
                                      excessive cracking, or damage;
                                      replace, if needed.
11-8   Service and Maintenance
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Footnotes — Maintenance                d) Do not directly power wash the        Special Application
Schedule Additional Required           transfer case output seals. High
Services — Severe                      pressure water can overcome the          Services
a) Extreme service. For vehicles       seals and contaminate the transfer       .   Allison Transmission™
mainly driven off‐road in four‐wheel   case fluid. Contaminated fluid will
                                                                                    Vehicles Only: Replace external
drive or used in farming, mining,      decrease the life of the transfer
                                                                                    transmission filter at first engine
forestry, Department of Natural        case and should be replaced.
                                                                                    oil change only.
Resources (DNR), or snow plowing.      e) Or every five years, whichever        .   Vehicles with Dual Wheels:
b) Check all fuel and vapor lines      comes first. See Cooling System on
                                                                                    Check dual wheel nut torque
and hoses for proper hook‐up,          page 10‑19.
                                                                                    at 160 km/100 mi, 1 600 km/
routing, and condition. Check that     f) Or every 10 years, whichever              1,000 mi and 9 700 km/6,000 mi.
the purge valve, if the vehicle has    comes first. Inspect for fraying,        .   Severe Commercial Use
one, works properly. Replace as        excessive cracking, or damage;
                                                                                    Vehicles Only: Lubricate
needed.                                replace, if needed.
                                                                                    chassis components every
c) Or every four years, whichever                                                   5 000 km/3,000 mi.
comes first.                                                                    .   Have underbody flushing service
                                                                                    performed once a year.
11-10      Service and Maintenance

Additional                            Battery                                 Brakes
                                      The battery supplies power to start     Brakes stop the vehicle and are
Maintenance and Care                  the engine and operate any              crucial to safe driving.
Your vehicle is an important          additional electrical accessories.      .   Signs of brake wear may include
investment and caring for it          .   To avoid break‐down or failure to       chirping, grinding, or squealing
properly may help to avoid future         start the vehicle, maintain a           noises, or difficulty stopping.
costly repairs. To maintain               battery with full cranking power.   .   Trained dealer technicians have
vehicle performance, additional
maintenance services may be           .   Trained dealer technicians have         access to tools and equipment
required. It is recommended               the diagnostic equipment to test        to inspect the brakes and
that your dealer perform these            the battery and ensure that the         recommend quality parts
services — their trained dealer           connections and cables are              engineered for the vehicle.
technicians know your vehicle best.       corrosion‐free.
                                                                              Fluids
Your dealer can also perform a        Belts
thorough assessment with a                                                    Proper fluid levels and approved
multi‐point inspection to recommend   .   Belts may need replacing if         fluids protect the vehicle’s
when your vehicle may need                they squeak or show signs of        systems and components.
attention. The following list is          cracking or splitting.
intended to explain the services      .   Trained dealer technicians
and conditions to look for that may       can inspect the belts and
indicate services are required.           recommend replacement when
                                          necessary.
                                                                      Service and Maintenance                11-11

See Recommended Fluids and            Lamps                                    Shocks and Struts
Lubricants on page 11‑13 for          Properly working headlamps,              Shocks and struts help aid in control
GM approved fluids.                   taillamps, and brake lamps are           for a smoother ride.
.   Engine oil and windshield         important to see and be seen on          .   Signs of wear may include
    washer fluid levels should be     the road.                                    steering wheel vibration,
    checked at every fuel fill.       .   Signs that the headlamps need            bounce/sway while braking,
.   Instrument cluster lights may         attention include dimming, failure       longer stopping distance,
    come on to indicate that fluids       to light, cracking, or damage.           or uneven tire wear.
    may be low and need to be             The brake lamps need to be           .   As part of the multi‐point
    filled.                               checked periodically to ensure           inspection, trained dealer
                                          that they light when braking.            technicians can visually
Hoses
                                      .   With a multi‐point inspection,           inspect the shocks and struts for
Hoses transport fluids and should         your dealer can check the lamps          signs of leaking, blown seals,
be regularly inspected to ensure          and note any concerns.                   or damage, and can advise
that there are no cracks or leaks.                                                 when service is needed.
With a multi‐point inspection, your
dealer can inspect the hoses and
advise if replacement is needed.
11-12       Service and Maintenance

Tires                                    Vehicle Care                          Windshield
Tires need to be properly inflated,      To help keep the vehicle looking      For safety, appearance, and the
rotated, and balanced. Maintaining       like new, vehicle care products       best viewing, keep the windshield
the tires can save money, fuel, and      are available from your dealer.       clean and clear.
can reduce the risk of tire failure.     For information on how to clean and   .   Signs of damage include
.   Signs that the tires need to be      protect the vehicle’s interior and        scratches, cracks, and chips.
    replaced include three or more       exterior, see Interior Care on
                                                                               .   Trained dealer technicians can
    visible treadwear indicators; cord   page 10‑105 and Exterior Care on
                                         page 10‑102.                              inspect the windshield and
    or fabric showing through the                                                  recommend proper replacement
    rubber; cracks or cuts in the        Wheel Alignment                           if needed.
    tread or sidewall; or a bulge or
    split in the tire.                   Wheel alignment is critical for       Wiper Blades
                                         ensuring that the tires deliver
.   Trained dealer technicians can       optimal wear and performance.         Wiper blades need to be cleaned
    inspect and recommend the                                                  and kept in good condition to
    right tires. Your dealer can also
                                         .   Signs that the alignment may      provide a clear view.
    provide tire/wheel balancing             need to be adjusted include
                                             pulling, improper vehicle         .   Signs of wear include streaking,
    services to ensure smooth                                                      skipping across the windshield,
    vehicle operation at all speeds.         handling, or unusual tire wear.
                                                                                   and worn or split rubber.
    Your dealer sells and services       .   Your dealer has the required
    name brand tires.                        equipment to ensure proper        .   Trained dealer technicians can
                                             wheel alignment.                      check the wiper blades and
                                                                                   replace them when needed.
                                                                       Service and Maintenance                11-13

Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
This maintenance section applies to vehicles with a gasoline engine. If the vehicle has a diesel engine and/or an
Allison Transmission, see the maintenance schedule section in the Duramax Diesel Supplement.
Fluids and lubricants identified below by name, part number, or specification can be obtained from your dealer.
                Usage                                                 Fluid/Lubricant
                                        Use only engine oil licensed to the dexos1 specfication, or equivalent,
              Engine Oil                of the proper SAE viscosity grade. ACDelco dexos1 Synthetic Blend is
                                        recommended. See Engine Oil on page 10‑7.
                                        50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and use only DEX-COOL coolant.
            Engine Coolant
                                        See Engine Coolant on page 10‑20.
                                        DOT 3 Hydraulic Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 12377967,
       Hydraulic Brake System
                                        in Canada 89021320).
                                        DOT 3 Hydraulic Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 12377967,
       Hydraulic Clutch System
                                        in Canada 89021320).
          Windshield Washer             Optikleen® Washer Solvent.
       Power Steering System            GM Power Steering Fluid (GM Part No. 89021184, in Canada 89021186).
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                Usage                                           Fluid/Lubricant
                                             ®
        Automatic Transmission      DEXRON -VI Automatic Transmission Fluid.
                                    Synchromesh Transmission Fluid (GM Part No. 12345349,
         Manual Transmission
                                    in Canada 10953465).
                                    Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. 12346241,
          Key Lock Cylinders
                                    in Canada 10953474).
                                    Lubriplate Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. 12346293, in Canada 992723)
          Floor Shift Linkage
                                    or lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI #2 Category LB or GC-LB.
                                    Chassis Lubricant (GM Part No. 12377985, in Canada 88901242) or
         Chassis Lubrication
                                    lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI #2, Category LB or GC-LB.
    Front Axle (1500 Series) ‐      SAE 80W-90 Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. 89021671,
        Four‐Wheel Drive            in Canada 89021672).
  Front Axle (1500, 2500 HD, and    SAE 75W-90 Synthetic Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. 89021677,
         3500 HD Series)            in Canada 89021678).
                                    SAE 75W-90 Synthetic Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. 89021677,
              Rear Axle
                                    in Canada 89021678).
 Transfer Case (Four‐Wheel Drive)   DEXRON®-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid.
                                                                  Service and Maintenance               11-15

              Usage                                              Fluid/Lubricant
   Front Axle Propshaft Spline or
    One-Piece Propshaft Spline       Spline Lubricant, Special Lubricant (GM Part No. 12345879,
      (Two-Wheel Drive with          in Canada 10953511).
       4‐Speed Auto. Trans.)
                                     Chassis Lubricant (GM Part No. 12377985, in Canada 88901242) or
    Rear Driveline Center Spline
                                     lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI #2, Category LB or GC-LB.
                                     Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. 12346241,
           Hood Hinges
                                     in Canada 10953474).
  Body Door Hinge Pins, Tailgate
                                     Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. 12346241,
     Hinge and Linkage, and
                                     in Canada 10953474).
        Fuel Door Hinge
Tailgate Handle Pivot Points, Hinges, Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. 12346241,
       Latch Bolt, and Linkage        in Canada 10953474).
                                     Weatherstrip Lubricant (GM Part No. 3634770, in Canada 10953518) or
     Weatherstrip Conditioning
                                     Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM Part No. 12345579, in Canada 992887).
                                     Synthetic Grease with Teflon, Superlube (GM Part No. 12371287,
       Weatherstrip Squeaks
                                     in Canada 10953437).
11-16        Service and Maintenance

Maintenance Replacement Parts
Replacement parts identified below by name, part number, or specification can be obtained from your dealer.
If your vehicle has a diesel engine, see the Duramax diesel supplement for more information.
                             Part                                  GM Part Number          ACDelco Part Number
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
   Standard Filter                                                     15908916*                  A3086C*
   High Capacity Filter                                                15908915                   A3085C
Oil Filter
   4.3L V6                                                                25010792                  PF47
   4.8L V8; 5.3L V8; 6.0L V8; 6.2L V8                                  89017524                     PF48
Spark Plugs
   4.3L V6                                                                12568387                 41-101
   4.8L V8; 5.3L V8; 6.0L V8; 6.2L V8                                  12621258                    41-110
Wiper Blades – 55.0 cm (21.6 in)                                       25877402                      —
*15908915 (A3085C) high-capacity air cleaner filter may be substituted.
                                                                     Service and Maintenance               11-17

Maintenance Records
After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading, who performed the service, and the
type of services performed in the boxes provided. Retain all maintenance receipts.
                     Odometer
     Date                                   Serviced By                        Services Performed
                     Reading
11-18     Service and Maintenance

                Odometer
   Date                         Serviced By   Services Performed
                Reading
                                Service and Maintenance    11-19

       Odometer
Date              Serviced By         Services Performed
       Reading
11-20     Service and Maintenance

                Odometer
   Date                         Serviced By   Services Performed
                Reading

				
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