Manuale d’uso / di manutenzione del prodotto 2004 JR41 Stratus Sedan del fabbricante Dodge
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T ABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION P AGE 1 INTRODUCTION ............................................................. 3 2 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE ST AR TING YOUR VEHICLE ........................... 9 3 UNDERST ANDING THE FEA TURES OF YOUR VEHICLE .......
INTRODUCTION CONTENTS m Introduction ........................... 4 m How T o Use This Manual ................. 4 m W arnings And Cautions .................. 6 m V ehicle Identification Number .............. 6 ▫ Partial Zero Emission V ehicle (PZEV) For 2.
INTRODUCTION This manual has been prepar ed with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you with the operation and maintenance of your new vehicle. It is supplemented by a W arranty Information Booklet and various customer oriented documents.
INTRODUCTION 5 1 .
W ARNINGS AND CAUTIONS This manual contains W ARNINGS against operating procedur es which could result in an accident or bodily injury . It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures which could result in damage to your vehicle. If you do not read this entir e manual you may miss important information.
Partial Zero Emission V ehicle (PZEV) for 2.4L — If Equipped NOTE: If the 8th digit of the vehicle identification number (VIN) contains a 9 J 9 then your vehicle is equipped with the Partial Zero Emissions V ehicle (PZEV) package. NOTE: There ar e specific instructions regar ding when to change the ignition cables and spark plugs with the PZEV package.
THINGS T O KNOW BEFORE ST ARTING YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS m A W ord About Y our Keys ................. 1 1 ▫ Ignition Key Removal ................... 1 1 ▫ Automatic T ransaxle Ignition Interlock System . .12 ▫ Manual T ransaxle ........
▫ Panic Alarm .......................... 2 1 ▫ T o Use The Panic Alarm ................. 2 1 ▫ T o Program Additional T ransmitters ......... 2 1 ▫ General Information .................... 2 1 ▫ T ransmitter Battery Service ....
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS Y ou can insert the double sided keys into the locks with either side up. The dealer that sold you your new vehicle has the key code numbers for your vehicle locks. These numbers can be used to order duplicate keys fr om your dealer .
inoperable. The engine can be started and stopped but the key cannot be removed until you obtain service. W ARNING! Leaving children in a vehicle unattended is danger- ous for a number of reasons. A child or others could be injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal or the gear selector lever .
SENTR Y KEY — IF EQUIPPED W ith this system, an electronically coded ignition key sends a signal to the vehicle electronics. If the electr onics recognizes the signal, the vehicle will start and continue to run. If the system does not r ecognize the signal the vehicle will start and run for 2 seconds then shut of f.
Replacement Keys NOTE: Only keys that have been programmed to the vehicle electronics can be used to start the vehicle. Once a Sentry Key has been programmed to a vehicle, it can not be programmed to any other vehicle. At the time of purchase, the original owner is pr ovided with a four digit PIN number .
General Information The Sentry Key system complies with FCC rules part 15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1. this device may not cause harmful interference 2. this device must accept any interference that may be received, including interfer ence that may cause undes- ired operation ILLUMINA TED ENTRY SYSTEM The interior lights will come on when you open any door , unlock the vehicle with the remote keyless entry (if so equipped) or central unlock (if so equipped).
Power Door Locks There is a door lock switch on each fr ont door trim panel located to the front of the door handle. Pr ess this switch to lock or unlock the four doors. If you press the door lock switch while the keys ar e in the ignition switch, and the driver’s door is open, the doors will not lock.
Central Locking — If Equipped All vehicle doors are locked with the first turn of the key to the LOCK position. The double activation feature requir es you to turn the key in the cylinder lock two times within five seconds to UNLOCK all vehicle doors at once.
3. Depress the power door lock switch to lock the doors. 4. A single chime will indicate the completion of the programming. Automatic Unlock on Exit — Only A vailable if Automatic Door Locks are Enabled This feature will unlock all the doors when the driver’s door is opened and the ignition switch is in the LOCK position.
W ARNING! A void trapping anyone in the vehicle in a collision. Remember that the rear doors can only be opened from the outside when the child protection locks are engaged. NOTE: For emergency exit with the system engaged, move the lock plunger up (unlocked position), lower the window and open the door with the outside door handle.
1. Press and hold the Unlock button on the transmitter . 2. Continue to hold the Unlock button, wait at least 4 but no longer than 10 seconds, then press the LOCK button. 3. Release both buttons. The headlights will flash twice to acknowledge the unlock signal.
Panic Alarm The panic mode unlocks the driver’s door , turns on the interior lights, flashes the headlights, and sounds the horn for about 3 minutes or until the alarm is turned off. T o use the Panic Alarm: Press and hold the Panic Button for at least 1 second to activate the panic alarm.
If your Remote Lock Control fails to operate fr om a normal distance, check for these two conditions: 1. W eak batteries in transmitter . The expected life of batteries is from one to two years 2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station tower , airport transmitter , and some mobile or CB radios.
2. Lock the door using either the power door lock switch, the key , or the Keyless Entry T ransmitter and close all doors. 3. The light in the instrument cluster will flash rapidly for 15 seconds. This shows that the system is arming. If the light comes on but does not flash, the system is still armed, but there is a pr oblem in the trunk circuit.
before the switch will operate. V ehicles with manual transmissions must be at zero mph for the switch to work. W ith the ignition ON, the word “deck” will be displayed in place of the odometer display indicating that the trunk is open. The odometer display will reappear once the trunk is closed or if the trip button is depr essed.
POWER WINDOWS The window controls on the driver’s door operate all windows. The driver’s window switch has an Auto Down feature. Press the window switch past the detent, r elease, and the window will go down automatically . T o open the window part way , pull the window switch part way and release it when you want the window to stop.
Please pay close attention to the information in this section. It tells you how to use your restraint system properly to keep you and your passengers as safe as possible. W ARNING! In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer much greater injuries if you are not properly buck- led up.
W ARNING! • W earing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat belts are designed to go around the large bones of your body . These are the strongest parts of your body and can take the forces of a collision the best. W earing your belt in the wrong place could make your injuries in a collision much worse.
W ARNING! • A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will not protect you properly . The lap portion could ride too high on your body , possibly causing internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle nearest you. • A belt that is too loose will not protect you as well.
W ARNING! • A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of internal injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t be at the strong hip and pelvic bones, but across your abdomen. Always wear the lap belt as low as pos- sible and keep it snug. • A twisted belt can’t do its job as well.
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage In the driver and front passenger seats, the shoulder belt can be adjusted upward or downwar d to position the belt away from your neck. Push the lever above the webbing upward to r elease the anchorage, and then move it up or down to the position that serves you best.
Enhanced Driver Seat Belt Reminder System (BeltAlert) If the driver’s seat belt has not been buckled within 60 seconds of starting the vehicle and if the vehicle speed is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h), the Enhanced W arning System (BeltAlert) will alert the driver to buckle their seat belt.
NOTE: Although the Enhanced W arning System (BeltAlert) has been deactivated, the Seat Belt W arning Light will continue to illuminate while the driver’s seat belt remains unbuckled. Seat Belts and Pregnant Women W e recommend that pr egnant women use the seat belts throughout their pr egnancy .
Driver and Right Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) - Airbag This vehicle has front airbags for both the driver and front passenger as a supplement to the seat belt r estraint systems. The driver’s airbag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel.
W ARNING! • Do not put anything on or around the front airbag covers or attempt to manually open them. Y ou may damage the airbags and you could be injured be- cause the airbags are not there to protect you. These protective covers for the airbag cushions are de- signed to open only when the airbags are inflating.
Children that ar e not big enough to properly wear the vehicle seat belt (see section on “Child Restraint”) should be secured in the r ear seat in child restraints or belt- positioning booster seats. Older children who do not use child r estraints or belt- positioning booster seats should ride properly buckled up in the rear seat.
• AIRBAG Readiness Light • Driver Airbag • Passenger Airbag • Steering Wheel and Column • Instrument Panel • Interconnecting W iring • Knee Impact Bolsters The window airbag system, on vehicles so equipped, consists of the following: • Airbag Control Module • AIRBAG Readiness Light • Left and Right W indow Bags Above Side W indows • Left and Right Side Impact Sensors • Interconnection W iring How The Airbag System W ork • The airbag control module determines if a fr ontal collision is severe enough to r equire the airbags to inflate.
• The airbag control module also turns on the AIRBAG light in the instrument panel for 6 to 8 seconds when the ignition is first turned on, then turns the light off. If it detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it turns on the light either momentarily or continuously .
• The nylon airbag material may sometimes cause abra- sions and/or skin reddening to the driver and right front passenger as the airbags deploy and unfold. The abrasions are similar to friction r ope burns or those you might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium floor .
The side impact SRS Airbags are designed to activate only in certain side collisions. When the airbag control module detects a collision requiring the window bags to inflate, it signals the inflators on the crash side of the vehicle. A quantity of nontoxic gas is generated to inflate the window bag.
Airbag Light Y ou will want to have the airbags ready for your pr otec- tion in an impact. While the airbag system is designed to be maintenance free, if any of the following occurs, have an authorized dealer service the system promptly: • The AIRBAG light does not come on or flickers during the 6 to 8 seconds when the ignition switch is first turned on.
Infants and Child Restraints • Safety experts recommend that childr en ride rearwar d-facing in the vehicle until they are at least one year old and weigh at least 9 kg (20 lbs). T wo types of child restraints can be used r earward-facing: infant carriers and “convertible” child seats.
Here are some tips on getting the most out of your child restraint: • Before buying any r estraint system, make sure that it has a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety Standards. W e also recommend that you make sure that you can install the child restraint in the vehicle where you will use it befor e you buy it.
Children T oo Large For Booster Seats Children who ar e large enough to wear the shoulder belt comfortably , and whose legs are long enough to bend over the front of the seat when their back is against the seat back, should use the lap/shoulder belt in a rear seat.
in adjacent rear -seating positions or if your child re- straints are not LA TCH-compatible, install the restraints using the vehicle’s seat belts. Installing the LA TCH-Compatible Child Restraint System W e urge that you car efully follow the directions of the manufacturer when installing your child r estraint.
Y ou will first loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and on the tether strap so that you can more easily attach the hooks or connectors to the vehicle anchorages. Next attach the lower hooks or connectors over the top of the anchorage bars, pushing aside the seat cover material.
In the rear seat, you may have tr ouble tightening the lap/shoulder belt on the child restraint because the buckle or latch plate is too close to the belt path opening on the restraint. Disconnect the latch plate fr om the buckle and twist the short buckle-end belt several times to shorten it.
2. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path for the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If your vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head restraints, raise the head r estraint and, where possible, route the tether strap under the head r estraint and between the two posts.
3. Attach the tether strap hook (A) of the child restraint to the anchor (B) and remove slack in the tether strap according to the child r estraint manufacturer’s instruc- tions. W ARNING! An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to increased head motion and possible injury to the child.
SAFETY TIPS Exhaust Gas W ARNING! Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon monoxide (CO) which is colorless and odorless. Breathing it can make you unconscious and can eventually poison you. T o avoid breathing (CO) follow the safety tips below .
Defrosters Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place the blower control on high speed. Y ou should be able to feel the air directed against the windshield. Periodic Safety Checks Y ou Should Make Outside the V ehicle T ires Examine tires for excessive tr ead wear or uneven wear patterns.
UNDERST ANDING THE FEA TURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS m Console Features ....................... 5 3 ▫ Console Features — W ithout Heated Seats .... 5 3 ▫ Console Features — W ith Heated Seats ....... 5 4 m Mirrors ...................
▫ Fog Lights — If Equipped ................ 6 4 ▫ T urn Signals .......................... 6 4 ▫ Headlight Beam Select Switch ............. 6 4 ▫ Passing Light ......................... 6 4 ▫ Headlight T ime Delay ..............
CONSOLE FEA TURES Console Features — Without Heated Seats The front console has two cup holders in the fr ont and a storage bin. An optional r emovable ashtray may be located in the driver’s side cup holder . The center console/armrest has a pencil /tir e gage holder and a tissue holder mounted on the underside of the cover .
Console Features — With Heated Seats The front console has two cup holders. An optional removable ashtray may be located in the driver’s side cup holder . The center console/armrest has a pencil /tir e gage holder and a tissue holder mounted on the underside of the cover .
MIRRORS Inside Day/Night Mirror— If Equipped Adjust the mirror to center on the view thr ough the rear window . A two point pivot system allows for horizontal and vertical mirror adjustment. Annoying headlight glare can be r educed by moving the small control under the mirr or to the night position (toward r ear of vehicle).
Outside Mirror — Driver’s Side Adjust the outside mirror to center on the adjacent lane of traffic, with a slight overlap of the view obtained on the inside mirror . Outside Mirror — Passenger’s Side Adjust the convex outside mirror so you can just see the side of your vehicle in the part of the mirror closest to the vehicle.
SEA TS Manual Front Seat Adjustments Forward/Rearward The adjusting bar is at the front of the seats, near the floor . Pull the bar up to move the seat to the desired position. After releasing the adjusting bar , apply forward and rearwar d body pressure to be sur e the seat is latched.
Lumbar Support — If Equipped This feature allows you to incr ease or decrease the amount of lumbar support. T urn the control lever for - ward to incr ease and rearward to decr ease the desired amount of lumbar support. Power Seats — If Equipped The power seat switches are on the outboar d side of the seat near the floor .
Folding Rear Seat T o provide additional storage ar ea, the rear seatback can be folded forward. Pull on the loops shown in the pictur e to fold down either or both seatbacks. When returning the r ear seat back to the upright position be sure the seat back is latched.
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD T o open the hood, two latches must be released. First pull the hood release lever located under the left side of the instrument panel. Then lift the secondary latch located under the front edge of the hood, near the center and raise the hood.
W ARNING! If the hood is not fully latched it could fly up when the vehicle is moving and block your forward vision. Y ou could have a collision. Be sure all hood latches are fully latched before driving. LIGHTS Interior Lights The map/courtesy lights come on when a door is opened and the panel lamp dimmer switch (located on the turn signal control stalk) is in any detent except fully counter - clockwise (dome lamp ON position) or fully clockwise (dome lamp OFF position).
Daytime Mode (Daytime Brightness Feature) Rotate the dimmer control to the first detent (full-circle). This featur e bright- ens the odometer and radio display when the parking lights or headlights are on during daylight conditions. Front Map/Reading Lights — If Equipped These lights are mounted between the sun visors.
Multi-Function Control Lever The Multi-Function lever controls the operation of the headlights, turn signals, headlight beam select switch, instrument panel light dimming, courtesy lights, passing lights, dome light and fog lights. Headlights, Parking Lights, Instrument Panel Lights T urn the end of the control lever to the first detent for parking light operation.
until the ignition switch is turned OFF or the parking brake is engaged. The headlight switch must be used for normal night time driving. Lights-on Reminder If the headlights or parking lights are on after the ignition is turned off, a chime will sound when the driver’s door is opened.
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND W ASHERS The wipers and washers are operated by a switch in the right side control lever . T urn the end of the control lever to select the desired wiper speed. NOTE: Always remove any build-up of snow that prevents the windshield wiper blades fr om returning to the OFF position.
Speed Sensitive Intermittent Wiper System Use the intermittent wiper when weather conditions make a single wiping cycle, with a variable pause be- tween cycles, desirable. T urn the lever to the delay position, then select the delay interval. The delay can be regulated fr om a maximum of approximately 18 seconds between cycles, to a cycle every 1/2 second.
TRACTION CONTROL— IF EQUIPPED T o turn the T raction Control System Off, pr ess the switch located on the top of the steering column, to the right of the hazard switch, until the T raction Control indicator in the instrument cluster lights up. T o turn the T raction Control System On, press the switch until the T raction Control indicator in the instrument cluster turns off.
T o Activate: Press the ON/OFF switch to turn the speed contr ol system ON. T o turn the system OFF , press the ON/OFF switch again. The system should be turned OFF when not in use. The CRUISE Indicator in the instrument cluster will light up when the Speed Control is ON.
T o decrease speed while speed contr ol is Engaged, press and hold the COAST button. Releasing the button when the desired speed is r eached, will establish a new SET speed. T apping the COAST button once will result i na1m p h (1.6 km/h) decrease in the SET speed.
Rolling Hills The transaxle may downshift into third gear and r emain there as the vehicle travels over r olling hills. The trans- axle will upshift into fourth gear when the road flattens out. The transaxle will resume its normal shift schedule if you depress the accelerator pedal during any of the above conditions.
W ARNING! A moving garage door can cause injury to people and pets in the path of the door . People or pets could be seriously or fatally injured. Only use this transceiver with a garage door opener that has a “stop and reverse” feature as required by federal safety stan- dards.
3. Choose one of the three Universal T ransceiver buttons to program. Place the hand held contr oller one to three inches from the Universal T ransceiver while keeping its indicator light in view . 4. Using both hands, pr ess the hand held transmitter button and the desired Universal T ransceiver button.
On garage door openers with the “Rolling Code” feature, the transmitter code changes after each use to prevent the copying of your code. T o check if your device is protected by a “Rolling Code” system: • Check the owner’s manual for the device for mention of “Rolling Codes”.
Canadian Programming/Gate Programming Canadian frequency laws, and the technology of some entry gates, requir e you to press and release the hand held transmitter button every two seconds during pro- gramming Continue to press and hold the Universal T ransceiver button while you press and r elease the hand held trans- mitter button until the frequency signal has been learned.
1. This device may not cause harmful interference. 2. This device must accept any interference that may be received including interfer ence that may cause undesired operation. NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly ap- proved by the party r esponsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Press and r elease the V ent switch to open the sunroof to the V ent position. NOTE: Open the sunshade by hand when opening the sunroof to the V ent position. Press and r elease the Open switch to open the sunroof and the sunshade. Press and r elease the front of the Open switch to stop the sunroof at any position.
Wind Buffeting W ind buffeting can be described as the perception of pressur e on the ears or a helicopter type sound in the ears. Y our vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the windows down, or the sunroof (if so equipped) in certain open or partially open positions.
UNDERST ANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT P ANEL CONTENTS m Instruments And Controls ................. 8 3 m Instrument Cluster ...................... 8 4 m Instrument Cluster Description ............. 8 5 m Compass, T emperature, And T rip Computer Display — If Equipped .
▫ PTY (Pr ogram T ype) Button ............... 9 6 ▫ Balance ............................. 9 7 ▫ Fade ............................... 9 7 ▫ T one Control ......................... 9 7 ▫ AM/FM Selection ...................... 9 8 ▫ Scan Button .
m Sales Code RBB—AM/FM Stereo Radio W ith Cassette T ape Player And CD Changer Capability ........................... 1 0 4 ▫ Operating Instructions .................. 1 0 4 ▫ Power Button ........................ 1 0 4 ▫ Electronic V olume Control .
▫ Program Button 5 ..................... 1 1 6 ▫ T ime Button ......................... 1 1 6 ▫ Changing Modes ...................... 1 1 6 ▫ Removing Discs From The CD Changer ..... 1 1 6 ▫ CD Changer Operation W ith The Changer O f f .
INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS UNDERST ANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT P ANEL 83 4 .
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER 84 UNDERST ANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT P ANEL .
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTION 1. Fuel Gauge When the ignition key is in the ON position, the pointer will show the level of fuel remaining in the fuel tank. 2. T raction Control — If Equipped This display indicator illuminates momentarily as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first turned ON.
5. T achometer The red ar ea of the scale shows the maximum permissible engine revolutions-per -minute (rpm x 1000) for each gear range. Before r eaching the red area (over 6,500 rpm), ease up on the accelerator to prevent engine over speed. 6. T urn Signal Indicators The arrows will flash in unison with the exterior turn signal, when using the turn signal lever .
through several of your typical driving cycles. In most situations the vehicle will drive normally and will not requir e towing. The Malfunction Indicator Light flashes to alert to serious conditions that could lead to immediate loss of power or severe catalytic converter damage.
An optional AutoStick Gear Indicator displays the curr ent transaxle gear when in AutoStick mode. 16. Odometer/T rip Odometer The odometer shows the total distance the vehicle has been driven. U.S. federal regulations r equire that upon transfer of vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the purchaser the correct mileage that the vehicle has been driven.
18. Oil Pressure Light Shows low engine oil pressur e. The light will come on and remain on briefly when the igni- tion is turned on as a bulb check. If the bulb does not come on during starting, have the bulb repair ed promptly . If the light comes on and remains on while driving, stop the vehicle and shut off the engine.
In an ABS equipped vehicle, the Brake System W arning light will come on if the ABS light is not functioning or if the ABS system is not communicating. 20. Seat Belt Reminder Light When the ignition switch is first turned ON, this light will turn on for 5 to 8 seconds as a bulb check.
Control Buttons Step Button Use this button to choose or cycle through the five trip conditions. Reset The following trip conditions can be reset: • A VG ECO (changes to present fuel economy) • ODO • ET T o reset only the trip condition curr ently displayed, press and release the STEP and US/M buttons simultaneously until a chime sounds.
Elapsed T ime (ET) This display shows the accumulated ignition ON time since the last reset. Compass T emperature Display This display provides the outside temperatur e and one of eight compass readings to indicate the dir ection the vehicle is facing.
When the CAL indicator goes off, the compass is cali- brated and should display correct headings. V erify proper calibration by checking North (N), South (S), East (E), and W est (W). If the compass does not appear accurate, repeat the calibration pr ocedure in another area.
Outside T emperature If the outside temperature is mor e than 131°F (55°C), the display will show 131°F . When the outside temperature is less than 2 40°F ( 2 40°C), the display will show 2 40°F/C. CIGAR LIGHTER/ASHTRA Y For a nominal charge your dealer can pr ovide a “smok- er’s” package.
T wo T ypes of Signals There ar e two basic types of radio signals... AM or Amplitude Modulation, in which the transmitted sound causes the amplitude, or height, of the radio waves to vary ... and FM or Frequency Modulation, in which the frequency of the wave is varied to carry the sound.
Seek Button (Radio Mode) Press and r elease the Seek button to search for the next station in either the AM or FM mode. Press the top of the button to seek up and the bottom to seek down. Holding the button will by pass stations until you release the button.
Program T ype Radio Display Soft Rhythm and Blues Soft R&B Sports Sports T alk T alk T op 40 T op 40 W eather W eather By pressing the SEEK button when the PTY icon is displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency station with the same selected PTY name.
AM/FM Selection Press the AM/FM button to change from AM to FM. The operating mode will be displayed next to the station frequency . The display will show ST when a stereo station is received. Scan Button Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to sear ch for the next station, in either AM or FM, pausing for 5 seconds at each listenable station before continuing to the next.
Seek Button Press the SEEK button up for the next selection on the tape and down to return to the beginning of the curr ent selection. Press the SEEK button up or down to move the track number to skip forward or backwar d 1 to 6 selections. Press the SEEK button once to move 1 selection, twice to move 2 selections, etc.
Noise Reduction The Dolby Noise Reduction System* is on whenever the tape player is on, but may be switched off. T o turn off the Dolby Noise r eduction System: Press the Dolby button (button 2) after you insert the tape. The NR light in the display will go off when the Dolby System is off.
NOTE: • Y ou may eject a disc with the radio OFF . The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position to insert a disc with the radio OFF . • If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio OFF , the CD will automatically be pulled into the CD Player and the display will show the time of day .
MODE Press the MODE button to select between the tape player , CD player , or satellite radio (if equipped). T o select Satellite Radio (if equipped), press the MODE button until the word SIRIUS appears. The following will be displayed in this order: After three seconds, the current channel name and number will be displayed for five seconds.
Fast Forward And Rewind Buttons Press and hold the FF button for fast forwar d. Press and hold the R W button for fast reverse. The audio output can be heard when fast forwar d and fast reverse ar e activated. Random Play (RND) Press the Random button to play the tracks on the selected disc in random order for an inter esting change of pace.
SALES CODE RBB—AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CASSETTE T APE PLA YER AND CD CHANGER CAP ABILITY Operating Instructions NOTE: Power to operate the radio is supplied through the ignition switch. It must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio. NOTE: When first learning the control functions, the user should set the controls as shown in the following list.
make another selection. Holding the button will bypass stations without stopping until you release it. T une Press the TUNE contr ol up or down to increase or decrease the fr equency . If the button is pushed and held, the radio will continue to tune until the button is released.
AM/FM Selection Press the AM/FM button to change from AM to FM. The operating mode will be displayed next to the station frequency . The display will show ST when a stereo station is received in the FM mode. Mode Button Press the MODE button to select between the cassette tape player , CD changer , or the Satellite Radio (if equipped).
T ime Button Press the time button to toggle between station fr equency and time of day . Pressing this button while playing a cassette tape will change the side of the tape being played. NR (Noise Reduction) Pushing the Number 2 Pre-set button when a tape is playing deactivates the Dolby Noise Reduction System*.
Random can be cancelled by pressing the button a second time or by ejecting the CD from the changer . CD Diagnostic Indicators When driving over a very rough r oad, the CD player may skip momentarily . Skipping will not damage the disc or the player , and play will resume automatically .
SALES CODE RBK—AM/ FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLA YER AND CD CHANGER CONTROLS Radio Operation Power/V olume Control Press the ON/VOL control to turn the radio on. T urn the volume control clockwise to incr ease the volume. NOTE: Power to operate the radio is supplied through the ignition switch.
Bass and T reble T one Control The tone controls consist of 2 separate bands. The bass band is on the left, and the treble band is on the right. Each band is adjusted by a slider control with a detent at the mid-position. Moving the control up or down in- creases or decr eases amplification of that band.
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressively ap- proved by the party r esponsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. CD Player Operation NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position and the volume control ON befor e the CD player will operate.
Random Play — RND/Program Button 4 Press the RND (button 4) button while the CD is playing to activate Random Play . This feature plays the tracks on the selected disc in random order to pr ovide an interest- ing change of pace. Press the SEEK button to move to the next randomly selected track.
Random Play (RND) Press the Random button to play the tracks on the selected disc in random order for an inter esting change of pace. Random can be cancelled by pressing the button a second time or by ejecting the CD from the changer . CD Diagnostic Indicators When driving over a very rough r oad, the CD player may skip momentarily .
Radio Display Messages Y our radio has been designed to display certain messages when a problem is detected with the CD player . 6 DISC CD CHANGER — IF EQUIPPED The CD changer is located below the radio in the instrument panel. The changer plays only 4 3 ⁄ 4 inch (12 cm) discs.
T o insert additional CDs into the changer , the instructions follow: 1. Select and press any numbered button without an illuminated light above it. 2. Insert the CD while the light above the chosen button is flashing and the two lights on either side of the slot are illuminated.
NOTE: The changer will not random play between discs. Press the top of the Seek button once to move to the next randomly selected track. Press the bottom of the Seek button to go back to the beginning of the track. Press button 4 a second time to stop random play .
REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS — IF EQUIPPED The remote sound system contr ols are located on the rear surface of the steering wheel. Reach behind the wheel to access the switches. The right hand control is a r ocker type switch with a push-button in the center and controls the volume and mode of the sound system.
If you press the switch up or down twice it plays the second selection, three times, it will play the thir d, etc. The button in the center of the left hand switch has no function in this mode. CD Player — Single Disc in Radio Pressing the top of the switch once will go to the next track on the CD.
Maintain your cassette tape player . The head and capstan shaft in the cassette player can pick up dirt or tape deposits each time a cassette is played. The result of deposits on the capstan shaft may cause the tape to wrap around and become lodged in the tape transport.
NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particu- lar disc, it may be damaged, oversized, or have theft protection encoding. T ry a known good disc befor e considering disc player service. Y ou may have a problem with CD-R (recor dable) and CD-R W (recordable and writable) disks.
The controls ar e as follows: Fan and Air Conditioning Control Use this control to r egulate the amount of air forced thr ough the sys- tem in any mode you select. The 0 Setting repr esents OFF and the 4 Set- ting is the greatest amount of air flow .
Mode Control The mode control allows you to choose from several patterns of air distribution. • Recirculation — Air Conditioning Recirculated interior air is cooled and sent through the instr ument panel vents. Upon initial start up of the vehicle in very hot or humid weather , open windows and put in outside air modes to flush hot/humid air out.
• Floor Air is directed thr ough the floor outlets with a lesser amount through the defr ost and side window demist outlets. • Mix Air is directed thr ough the floor , defrost and side window demist outlets. This setting works best in cold or snowy conditions that requir e extra heat at the windshield.
W indshield and Side W indow Fogging Interior fogging on the windshield can be quickly removed by using the defr ost position on the mode control. Y our side windows may fog on the inside in mild rainy or humid weather . T o clear the windows, select the Panel-Air Conditioning mode on the Mode Control.
Operating T ips (Manual A/C Control Only) UNDERST ANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT P ANEL 125 4 .
Outside Air Intake When operating the system during the winter months, make sure the air intake, dir ectly in front of the wind- shield, is free of ice, slush, snow or other obstr uctions such as leaves. Leaves collected in the air-intake plenum may reduce air flow and plug the plenum water drains.
ST ARTING AND OPERA TING CONTENTS m Starting Procedur es .................... 1 3 0 ▫ Automatic T ransaxle ................... 1 3 0 ▫ Manual T ransaxle ..................... 1 3 0 ▫ Normal Starting ...................... 1 3 0 ▫ Extreme Cold W eather (Below -20°F Or -29°C) .
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) — If Equipped ........................... 1 4 1 m Power Steering ........................ 1 4 2 m T raction Control — If Equipped ........... 1 4 2 m T ire Safety Information .................. 1 4 3 ▫ T ire Markings .
m T railer T owing ........................ 1 6 4 ▫ W arranty Requirements ................. 1 6 4 m Flexible Fuel – (2.7L Engines W ith Automatic T ransmission Only) ..................... 1 6 6 ▫ E-85 General Information ...............
ST ARTING PROCEDURES Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust both inside and outside mirrors, and fasten your seat belts. CAUTION! Long periods of engine idling, especially at high engine speeds can cause excessive exhaust tempera- tures which can damage your vehicle.
W ARNING! Never pour fuel or other flammable liquid into the throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to start the vehicle. This could result in flash fire causing serious personal injury . CAUTION! Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it started.
If Engine Fails to Start If the engine fails to start after you have followed the “NORMAL ST AR TING” or “EXTREME COLD WEA THER” procedur es, it may be flooded. Push the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold it there while cranking the engine.
W ARNING! Remember to disconnect the cord before driving. Damage to the 1 10-1 15 volt AC electrical cord could cause electrocution. Use the heater when temperatures below 0°F (-18°C) ar e expected to last for several days. AUTOMA TIC TRANSAXLE Brake/T ransmission Interlock This interlock system prevents you fr om moving the gear selector out of the Park position unless the brake pedal is pressed.
CAUTION! Damage to the transaxle may occur if the following precautions are not observed: • Shift into P ARK only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop. • Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop and the engine is at idle speed.
Four Speed Automatic T ransaxle The electronically contr olled transaxle provides a precise shift schedule. The transaxle electronics ar e self calibrat- ing; therefor e, the first few shifts on a new vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal condition, and pr eci- sion shifts will develop within a few shift cycles.
W ARNING! Y our vehicle could move and injure you and others if it is not completely in P (Park). Check by trying to move the gearshift lever back and forth without depressing the shift button after you have set it in P . Make sure it is in Park before leaving the vehicle.
NOTE: Using the “3” range while operating the vehicle under heavy operating conditions will improve perfor - mance, fuel economy , and extend transaxle life by reduc- ing excessive shifting and heat build up. Use the “3” range when descending steep grades to prevent brake system distr ess.
NOTE: During cold weather , until the transaxle lubri- cant has warmed, you may have difficulty shifting. This is normal and not harmful to the transaxle. Recommended Shift Speeds T o use your manual transaxle for both fuel economy and performance, it should be upshifted as listed.
P ARKING BRAKE When the parking brake is applied with the ignition on, the brake light in the instrument cluster will come on. NOTE: This light only shows that the parking brake is on. It does not show the degree of brake application. Before leaving the vehicle, make sur e that the parking brake is set.
W ARNING! • Leaving children in a vehicle unattended is dan- gerous for a number of reasons. A child or others could be injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking brake or the gear selector . Don’t leave the keys in the ignition.
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) — If Equipped The ABS gives increased vehicle stability and brake performance under most braking conditions. The system automatically “pumps” the brakes during severe braking conditions to prevent wheel lock-up. All vehicle wheels and tires must be the same size and tires must be pr operly inflated to produce accurate signals for the ABS computer .
POWER STEERING The power assisted steering system of your vehicle provides mechanical steering capability in the event power assist is lost. If for some reason the hydraulic pr essure is interrupted, it will still be possible to steer your vehicle. Under these conditions you will observe a substantial increase in steering effort.
TIRE SAFETY INFORMA TION Tire Markings NOTE: • P(Passenger)-Metric tire sizing is based on U.S. design standards. P-Metric tir es have the letter “P” molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Ex- ample: P215/65R15 95H. • European Metric tir e sizing is based on European design standards.
T ire Sizing Chart EXAMPLE: Size Designation: P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standar ds ( ....blank.... ( = Passenger car tire based on Eur opean design standards LT = Light T ruck tire based on U.S. design standar ds T = T emporary Spare tir e 31 = Overall Diameter in Inches (in) 215 = Section W idth in Milimeters (mm) 65 = Aspect Ratio in Percent (%) —Ratio of section height to section width of tire.
EXAMPLE: Service Description: 95 = Load Index —A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tir e can carry . H = Speed Symbol —A symbol indicating the range of speeds at which a tir e can carry a load corresponding to its load index under certain operating conditions.
Tire Identification Number (TIN) The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire however the date code may only be on one side. T ires with white sidewalls will have the full TIN including date code located on the white sidewall side of the tire.
Tire Loading and T ire Pressure T ire Placard Location NOTE: Some vehicles have a “T ire and Loading Infor- mation” placard located on the driver’s side “B” pillar . T ire and Loading Information Placard This placard tells you important information about the, 1) number of people that can be carried in the vehicle 2) the total weight your vehicle can carry 3) the tire size designed for your vehicle 4) the cold tire inflation pr essures for the front, r ear and spare tir es.
adhere to the loading conditions, tir e size and cold tire inflation pressur es specified on the T ire and Loading Information placard and the V ehicle Loading section of this manual. NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition, gross axle weight ratings (GA WR’s) for the front and r ear axles must not be exceeded.
NOTE: For the following example the combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs. (392 Kg). ST ARTING AND OPERA TING 149 5 .
W ARNING! Overloading of your tire is dangerous. Overloading can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never overload them. TIRES—GENERAL INFORMA TION Tire Pressure Proper tir e inflation pressure is essential to the safe and satisfactory operation of your vehicle.
2. Economy— Improper inflation pr essures can cause uneven wear patterns to develop across the tir e tread. These abnormal wear patterns will reduce tr ead life resulting in a need for earlier tire r eplacement. Underinflation also increases tire rolling r esistance and results in higher fuel consumption.
CAUTION! After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure al- ways reinstall the valve stem cap–if equipped. This will prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem, which could damage the valve stem. Inflation pressur es specified on the placard are always “cold tire inflation pr essure”.
W ARNING! High speed driving with your vehicle under maxi- mum load is dangerous. The added strain on your tires could cause them to fail. Y ou could have a serious accident. Don’t drive a vehicle loaded to the maximum capacity at continuous speeds above 75 mph (120 km/h).
Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a conventional tire on the compact spar e wheel, since the wheel is designed specifically for the compact spare. Do not install more than one compact spar e tire/wheel on the vehicle at any given time.
T read Wear Indicators T read wear indicators ar e in the original equipment tires to help you in determining when your tires should be replaced. These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tr ead grooves and will appear as bands when the tr ead depth becomes 1/16 inch (2 mm).
W ARNING! • Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than that specified for your vehicle. Some combina- tions of unapproved tires and wheels may change suspension dimensions and performance charac- teristics, resulting in changes to steering, han- dling, and braking of your vehicle.
TIRE CHAINS Due to limited clearance, tire chains ar e not recom- mended. CAUTION! Damage to the vehicle may result if tire chains are used. SNOW TIRES Some areas of the country r equire the use of snow tires during winter . Standard tir es are of the all season type and satisfy this requir ement as indicated by the M+S designation on the tire side wall.
Follow the recommended tir e rotation frequency for your type of driving found in the “Maintenance Schedules” Section of this manual. More fr equent rotation is permis- sible if desired. The suggested r otation method is the “forward-cr oss” shown in the diagram.
Y ou can shift in or out of the autostick mode at any time without taking your foot off the accelerator pedal. If you choose the Overdrive mode, the transaxle will operate automatically; shifting between the four available gears. When you wish to engage autostick, simply move the autostick lever to the AUTOSTICK position.
• If the system detects a problem it will disable the Autostick mode and the transaxle will return to the automatic mode until the problem is corr ected. FUEL REQUIREMENTS Y our vehicle is designed to meet all emis- sion regulations and pr ovide excellent fuel economy when using high quality regular unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 87.
CAUTION! DO NOT use gasolines containing Methanol. Use of these blends may result in starting and driveability problems and may damage critical fuel system com- ponents. Problems that r esult from using methanol/gasoline blends are not the r esponsibility of the manufacturer and may not be covered by the vehicle warranty .
Malfunction Indicator Light to illuminate. The manufac- turer r ecommends that you try a different brand of unleaded gasoline having lower sulfur to determine if the problem is fuel r elated prior to returning your vehicle to an authorized dealer for service.
NOTE: T ighten the gas cap until you hear a “clicking” sound. This is an indication that the gas cap is properly tightened. The Malfunction Indicator Light will come on if the gas cap is not properly secur ed. Make sure that the gas cap is tightened each time the vehicle is refueled.
VEHICLE LOADING V ehicle Loading Capacities Front Seat Occupants ....................... 2 Rear Seat Occupants ........................ 3 Luggage ...................... 1 1 5 lbs. (52 kg) Rated V ehicle Capacity ........... 8 6 5 lbs. ( 392 kg) TRAILER TOWING In this section you will find safety tips and information on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do with your vehicle.
• The “D” range can be selected when towing. However , if frquent shifting occurs while in this range, the “3” range must be selected. NOTE: Using the “3” range while operating the vehicle under heavy operating conditions will improve perfor - mance and extend tranaxle life by reducing excessive shifting and heat build up.
FLEXIBLE FUEL – (2.7L Engines with Automatic T ransmission Only) E-85 General Information The information in this section is for Flexible Fuel ve- hicles only . These vehicles can be identified by the unique fuel filler door label that states Ethanol (E-85) or Un- leaded Gasoline Only .
• you operate the vehicle immediately after refueling for a period of at least 5 minutes Observing these precautions will avoid possible har d starting and/or significant deterioration in drivability during warm up. NOTE: When the ambient temperature is above 90°F (32°C), you may experience hard starting and r ough idle following start up even if the above recommendations ar e followed.
• Engine Oil Selection for Operating on E-85 If you operate the vehicle on E-85 fuel, either full or part-time, use only Mopar Flexible Fuel 5W -30 engine oil (P/N 4318086) or an equivalent that meets the Manufacturer’s Standar d MS-9214. Equivalent com- mercial Flexible Fuel engine oils may be labeled as Flexible Fuel (FFV) or Alternate Fuel (AFV).
Replacement Parts Many components in your Flexible Fuel V ehicle (FFV) are designed to be compatible with ethanol. Always be sur e that your vehicle is serviced with correct ethanol com- patible parts. CAUTION! Replacing fuel system components with non-ethanol compatible components can damage your vehicle and may void the warranty .
WHA T T O DO IN EMERGENCIES CONTENTS m Hazard W arning Flasher ................. 1 7 2 m If Y our Engine Overheats ................ 1 7 2 m Jacking And T ire Changing ............... 1 7 4 ▫ Preparations For Jacking ................ 1 7 4 m Jump-Starting The Battery .
HAZARD W ARNING FLASHER The flasher switch is on top of the steering column, just behind the steering wheel. Depress the switch and both cluster indicators and all front and r ear direc- tional signals will flash. Depress the switch again to turn Hazard W arning Flashers off.
the fan control to High. This allows the heater cor e to act as a supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat from the engine cooling system. CAUTION! Driving with a hot cooling system could damage your vehicle. If temperature gauge reads “H”, pull over and stop the vehicle.
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING W ARNING! • Getting under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you. Y ou could be crushed. Never get any part of your body under a vehicle that is on a jack. Never start or run the engine while the vehicle is on a jack.
1. Block wheel diagonally op- posite flat tire. 2. Remove the spare tire, scissors jack and lug wr ench from stowage. WHA T TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 175 6 .
3. Before raising the vehicle, use lug wrench to car efully pry off wheel cover (if equipped with steel wheels) or center cap (if equipped with aluminum wheels). Loosen, but do not remove, the wheel nuts by turning them counterclockwise one turn while the wheel is still on the ground.
WHA T TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 177 6 .
W ARNING! Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make the vehicle less stable. It could slip off the jack and hurt someone near it. Raise the vehicle only enough to remove the tire. 6. Remove lug nuts and tire. 7. Mount spare tire. 8. T ighten all lug nuts on mounting studs.
JUMP-ST ARTING THE BA TTER Y W ARNING! • Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it started. V ehicles equipped with an automatic transaxle cannot be started this way . Unburned fuel could enter the catalytic converter and once the engine has started, ignite and damage the converter and vehicle.
W ARNING! Do not permit vehicles to touch each other as this could establish a ground connection and person injury could result. 5. Connect the other cable, first to the negative terminal of the booster battery and then to the jump start attach- ment of the vehicle with the discharged battery .
W ARNING! Any procedure other than above could result in: 1. Personal injury caused by electrolyte squirting out the battery vent; 2. Personal injury or property damage due to battery explosion; 3. Damage to charging system of booster vehicle or of immobilized vehicle.
DRIVING ON SLIPPER Y SURF ACES Acceleration Rapid acceleration on snow covered, wet, or other slip- pery surfaces may cause the front wheels to pull errati- cally to the right or left. This phenomenon occurs when there is a dif ference in the surface traction under the front (driving) wheels, particularly with high output engines.
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE If your vehicle is equipped with T raction Control, turn the system off befor e attempting to “rock” the vehicle. If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand or snow , it can often be moved by a rocking motion. T urn your steering wheel right and left to clear the area ar ound the front wheels.
TOWING THIS VEHICLE BEHIND ANOTHER VEHICLE (Flat towing with all four wheels on the ground) Automatic T ransaxle Y our vehicle may be towed under the following condi- tions: The gear selector must be in NEUTRAL, the distance to be towed must not exceed 15 miles (25 km), and the towing speed must not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
MAINT AINING YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS m 2.4L Engine .......................... 1 8 7 m 2.7L Engine .......................... 1 8 8 m Onboard Diagnostic System — OBD II ...... 1 8 9 m Emissions Inspection And Maintenance Programs ..............
▫ Appearance Care And Pr otection From Corrosion ........................... 2 1 4 m Fuses ............................... 2 1 9 ▫ Underhood Fuses (Power Distribution Center) .............. 2 1 9 ▫ Interior Fuses ......................
2.4L ENGINE MAINT AINING YOUR VEHICLE 187 7 .
2.7L ENGINE 188 MAINT AINING YOUR VEHICLE .
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II Y our vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated onboard diagnostic system called OBD II. This system monitors the performance of the emissions, engine, and automatic transmission control systems. When these systems ar e operating properly , your vehicle will provide excellent performance and fuel economy , as well as engine emis- sions well within current government r egulations.
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS In some localities, it may be a legal requir ement to pass an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system. Failure to pass could pr event vehicle registration. For states which have an I/M (Inspection and Maintenance) requir ement, this check verifies the following: the MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp) is functioning and is not on when the engine is running, and that the OBD (On Board Diagnostic) system is r eady for testing.
If your OBD system is not ready , you should see your authorized dealer or repair facility . If your vehicle was recently serviced or had a battery failur e or replacement, you may need to do nothing more than drive your vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD system to update.
W ARNING! Y ou can be badly injured working on or around a motor vehicle. Do only that service work for which you have the knowledge and the proper equipment. If you have any doubt about your ability to perform a service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
CAUTION! Overfilling or underfilling will cause aeration or loss of oil pressure. This could damage your engine. Change Engine Oil Road conditions and your kind of driving affects the interval at which your oil should be changed. Check the following list to decide if any apply to you.
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 6,000 miles (10 000 km) or 6 months whichever comes first. Engine Oil Selection For best performance and maximum protection under all types of operating conditions,we recommend engine oils that are API Certified and meet the requir ements of DaimlerChrysler’s Material Standard MS-6395.
may be labeled as Flexible Fuel (FFV) or Alternate Fuel (AFV). These engine oils may be satisfactory if they meet the manufacturer’s standar d. CAUTION! If Flexible Fuel engine oil is not used when using E-85, engine wear may be increased significantly .
Drive Belts — Check Condition and T ension At the mileage shown in the maintenance schedules, check all drive belts for condition and proper tension. Improper belt tension can cause belt slippage and failur e. Inspect the drive belts for evidence of cuts, cracks, or glazing and replace them if ther e is any sign of damage which could result in belt failur e.
Catalytic Converter The catalytic converter requir es the use of unleaded fuel only . Leaded gasoline will destroy the effectiveness of the catalyst as an emission control device. Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic con- verter will not requir e maintenance.
• Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires disconnected for prolonged period. Engine T iming Belt Replace the engine timing belt (2.4L Only) at the intervals described in the appropriate maintenance schedule. Crankcase Emission Control System Proper operation of this system depends on fr eedom from sticking or plugging due to deposits.
W ARNING! Battery posts, terminals and related accessories con- tain lead and lead compounds. W ash hands after handling. Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can burn or even blind you. Don’t allow battery fluid to contact your eyes, skin or clothing.
through the condenser as r equired. Fabric front fascia protectors may r educe air flow to the condenser , reducing air conditioning performance. W ARNING! The air conditioning system contains refrigerant under high pressure. T o avoid risk of personal injury or damage to the system, adding refrigerant or any repair requiring lines to be disconnected should be done by an experienced repairman.
Fluid level should be maintained at the proper level indicated on the side of the reservoir . If necessary , add fluid to restor e the proper indicated level. W ith a clean cloth, wipe any spilled fluid from all surfaces. Refer to Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts for correct fluid type.
Multi-Purpose Lubricant, NLGI Grade 2, should be ap- plied sparingly to all pivot and sliding contact areas. External Lock Cylinders Lubricate the external lock cylinders twice a year , prefer - ably in the fall and spring. Apply a small amount of lubricant, such as Mopar Lock Cylinder Lubricant di- rectly into the lock cylinder (avoid excess lubricant).
Windshield Wiper Blades Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the windshield periodically with a sponge or soft cloth and a mild non abrasive cleaner . This will remove accumula- tions of salt or road film. Operation of the wipers on dry glass for long periods may cause deterioration of the wiper blades.
W ARNING! Commercially available windshield washer solvents are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care must be exercised when filling or working around the washer solution. Exhaust System The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust system.
Cooling System Inspection W ARNING! • When working near the radiator cooling fan, dis- connect the fan motor lead or turn the ignition key to the OFF position. The fan is controlled by both the temperature of the engine cooling system and the pressure in the air conditioning system and can start at any time the ignition key is in the ON position.
Cooling System — Drain, Flush and Refill At the intervals shown on the Maintenance Schedules, the system should be drained, flushed and refilled. The first change should not be requir ed until 5 years or 100,000 miles (160,000 km), whichever comes first.
Coolant Pressure Cap The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of coolant, and to insure that coolant will r eturn to the radiator from the coolant r eserve tank. The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces.
over time. This is normal. If the coolant level is hard to see, jostling the coolant bottle will make it easier to see. There is no need to r emove the radiator cap unless checking for coolant freeze point, adding, or r eplacing coolant. Advise your service attendant of this.
ONL Y the corr ect type thermostat. Other designs may result in unsatisfactory cooling performance, poor gas mileage, and increased emissions. Hoses and V acuum/V apor Harnesses Inspect surfaces of hoses and nylon tubing for evidence of heat and mechanical damage.
Inspect all hose clamps and couplings to make sure they are secur e and no leaks are present. Insure nylon tubing in these ar eas has not melted or collapsed. NOTE: Often, fluids such as oil, power steering fluid, and brake fluid are used during assembly plant opera- tions to ease the assembly of hoses to couplings.
Use only manufacturer’s r ecommended brake fluid, refer to Recommended Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts for correct fluid type. W ARNING! Use of a brake fluid that has a lower initial boiling point than MOP AR DOT 3 Brake Fluid or that is unidentified as to DOT FMVSS specification may result in sudden brake failure during hard or pro- longed braking.
Selection of Lubricant It is important that the proper lubricant is used in the transmission to assure optimum transmission perfor - mance. Use only manufacturers r ecommended transmis- sion fluid, refer to Recommended Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts for correct fluid type.
• If the fluid is hot (180°F / 82°C), the reading should be in the cross hatched ar ea marked ”HOT” (between the upper two holes in the dipstick). • If the fluid level shows low , add sufficient transmis- sion fluid to bring to the proper level.
Manual T ransaxle Use only the manufacturer’s r ecommended transmission fluid for the manual transaxle, NV -T350 or NV -T850, in your vehicle. Refer to Recommended Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts section for correct fluid type. If it becomes necessary to top off or r eplace completely , this fluid should be used.
The following maintenance recommendations will enable you to obtain maximum benefit from the corr osion resistance built into your vehicle. What Causes Corrosion? Corrosion is the r esult of deterioration or removal of paint and protective coatings fr om your vehicle.
• If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint, touch them up immediately . The cost of such repairs is considered the r esponsibility of the owner . • Use Mopar touch up paint on scratches or chips as soon as possible. Y our dealer has touch up paint to match the color of your vehicle.
Do not use cleaners, conditioners and protectants con- taining silicon or bleach as these may cause gloss level increases and/or discoloration. Y ou should not increase the gloss level, especially on top of the instrument panel top surface. Higher gloss levels will increase the r eflectivity in the windshield that could decrease visibility under bright light driving conditions.
Plastic is not as scratch resistant as glass and ther efore differ ent lens cleaning procedures must be followed. T o minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. T o remove r oad dirt, wash with a mild soap solution fol- lowed by rinsing.
FUSES Underhood Fuses (Power Distribution Center) A Power Distribution Center is located in the engine compartment; near the air cleaner . This information applies to vehicles built without the fuse and relay numbering embossed on the Power Distribution Center T op Cover .
Cavity Fuse Circuit 1 30 Amp Gr een Blower Motor 2 10 Amp Red Right High Beam Headlight, High Beam Indicator 3 10 Amp Red Left High Beam Headlight 4 15 Amp Blue Power Door Lock Switch I.
CAUTION! When replacing a blown fuse, it is important to use only a fuse having the correct amperage rating. The use of a fuse with a rating other than indicated may result in a dangerous electrical system overload. If a properly rated fuse continues to blow , it shows a problem in the circuit that must be corrected.
BULB REPLACEMENT Headlight Bulb Replacement 1. Open the hood and remove the two headlight mount- ing screws. 2. Remove the push-in fasteners by prying under the head of the fasteners with a flat bladed tool.
3. Gently pry the headlight assembly away from the fender as shown in the picture. This will fr ee the ball stud from its r etainer in the fender . Pull the headlight assem- bly away from the vehicle. 4. T urn the retaining ring counterclockwise and r emove the bulb and socket assembly .
7. Reinsert the bulb and socket assembly and turn the retaining ring clockwise to secur e the bulb. 8. Reinstall the headlight assembly . Park, T urn Signal, Sidemarker Bulb Replacement 1. Open the hood and remove the two headlight assem- bly mounting screws.
Fog Light Bulb Replacement 1. Remove the screw securing the light assembly to the front fascia. 2. Pull the light assembly away from the vehicle to expose the bulb and socket assembly . 3. Disconnect the wiring connector from the bulb and socket assembly .
Center Stoplight Bulb Replacement 1. Open the trunk. T urn the bulb socket counterclockwise to remove it fr om the housing. 2. Pull the bulb out of the socket, replace the bulb and reinstall the bulb and socket assembly . Rear Light Bulb Replacement 1.
License Plate Bulb Replacement 1. Locate both small slots on the outboard side of the license lamp. Using a small screwdriver , remove the entire housing. 2. T urn the bulb socket counterclockwise to remove it from the housing. Pull the bulb out of the socket.
RECOMMENDED FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE P ARTS Engine Component Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part Engine Coolant Mopar t Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Y ear/100,000 Mile Formula HOA T (Hybrid Or- ganic Additive T echnology) Engine Oil Use API Certified GF-3 engine oil.
Chassis Component Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part Automatic T ransmission Mopar t A TF+4 Automatic T ransmission Fluid. Manual T ransmission Mopar t A TF+4 Automatic T ransmission Fluid. Brake Master Cylinder Mopar t Brake Fluid DOT 3 Motor V ehicle.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES CONTENTS m Emission Control System Maintenance ...... 2 3 2 m Partial Zero Emissions V ehicle (PZEV) For 2.4L — If Equipped ................. 2 3 2 m Maintenance Schedules .................. 2 3 3 ▫ Schedule “B” ..
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE The “Scheduled” maintenance services, listed in bold type must be done at the times or mileages specified to assure the continued pr oper functioning of the emission control system. These, and all other maintenance services included in this manual, should be done to provide best vehicle performance and reliability .
NOTE: There ar e specific instructions regar ding when to change the ignition cables and spark plugs with the PZEV package in this section. This applies to both maintenance schedule A and B and will be marked with an ** or ***. MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES There ar e two maintenance schedules that show the required service for your vehicle.
Use the schedule that best describes your driving condi- tions. Where time and mileage ar e listed, follow the interval that occurs first. NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 6 months or 6,000 miles, whichever comes first.
Once a Month • Check tire pr essure and look for unusual wear or damage. • Inspect the battery and clean and tighten the terminals as requir ed. • Check the fluid levels of coolant reservoir , brake master cylinder , and transaxle and add as needed.
SCHEDULE “B” Follow schedule “B” if you usually operate your vehicle under one or more of the following conditions. Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter every 60,000 miles (96 000 km) if the vehicle is usually operated under one or more of the conditions marked with an L .
Miles 3,000 6,000 9,000 12,000 15,000 18,000 (Kilometers) (5 000) (10 000) (14 000) (19 000) (24 000) (29 000) Change engine oil and engine oil filter . XXXXX X Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace if necessary .* XXXXX X Inspect the front and r ear brake pads, linings, rotors, r ear drums and shoes.
Miles 21,000 24,000 27,000 30,000 33,000 36,000 (Kilometers) (34 000) (38 000) (43 000) (48 000) (53 000) (58 000) Change engine oil and engine oil filter . XXXXX X Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace if r e- quired.* XXX X X Replace the air cleaner filter .
Miles 39,000 42,000 45,000 48,000 51,000 54,000 (Kilometers) (62 000) (67 000) (72 000) (77 000) (82 000) (86 000) Change engine oil and engine oil filter . XXXXX X Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace if necessary .* XXXXX X Inspect the front and r ear brake pads, linings, rotors, r ear drums and shoes.
Miles 57,000 60,000 63,000 66,000 69,000 72,000 (Kilometers) (91 000) (96 000) (101 000) (106 000) (1 10 000) (1 15 000) Change engine oil and engine oil filter . XXXXX X Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace if necessary .* X XXX X Replace the air cleaner filter .
Miles 75,000 78,000 81,000 84,000 87,000 90,000 (Kilometers) (120 000) (125 000) (130 000) (134 000) (139 000) (144 000) Change engine oil and engine oil filter . XXXXX X Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace if necessary .* XXXXX Replace the air cleaner filter .
Miles 93,000 96,000 99,000 100,000 102,000 105,000 (Kilometers) (149 000) (154 000) (158 000) (160 000) (163 000) (168 000) Change engine oil and engine oil filter . X X X X X Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace if necessary .
Miles 108,000 1 1 1,000 1 14,000 1 17,000 120,000 123,000 (Kilometers) (174 000) (179 000) (183 000) (188 000) (193 000) (198 000) Change engine oil and engine oil filter . XXXXX X Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace if necessary .
Miles 126,000 129,000 132,000 135,000 138,000 141,000 (Kilometers) (203 000) (208 000) (212 000) (217 000) (222 000) (227 000) Change engine oil and engine oil filter . XXXXX X Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace if necessary .* XXXXX X Inspect and check tension for power steering belt (2.
Miles 144,000 147,000 150,000 (Kilometers) (232 000) (237 000) (241 000) Change engine oil and engine oil filter . X X X Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace if necessary .* X X Replace the air cleaner filter . * X Replace the spark plugs on the 2.
SCHEDULE “A” Miles 6,000 12,000 18,000 24,000 30,000 36,000 (Kilometers) (10 000) (19 000) (29 000) (38 000) (48 000) (58 000) [Months]       Change engine oil and engine oil filter . X XXXXX Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace if necessary .
Miles 42,000 48,000 54,000 60,000 66,000 72,000 (Kilometers) (67 000) (77 000) (86 000) (96 000) (106 000) (1 15 000) [Months]       Change engine oil and engine oil filter . X X XXXX Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace if requir ed.
Miles 78,000 84,000 90,000 96,000 102,000 105,000 (Kilometers) (125 000) (134 000) (144 000) (154 000) (163 000) (168 000) [Months]       Change engine oil and engine oil filter . X X X X X Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace if r e- quired.
Miles 108,000 114,000 120,000 126,000 132,000 138,000 (Kilometers) (174 000) (183 000) (193 000) (203 000) (212 000) (222 000) [Months]       Change engine oil and engine oil filter . X X XXXX Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace if requir ed.
Miles 144,000 150,000 (Kilometers) (232 000) (241 000) [Months]   Change engine oil and engine oil filter . X X Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace if r equired.* X Replace the air cleaner filter . * X Inspect the front and r ear brake pads, linings, rotors, rear dr ums and shoes.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSIST ANCE CONTENTS m Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Y our V ehicle .............................. 2 5 2 ▫ Prepar e For The Appointment ............ 2 5 2 ▫ Prepar e A List ........................ 2 5 2 ▫ Be Reasonable W ith Requests .
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBT AINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE Prepare For The Appointment If you’re having warranty work done, be sur e to have the right papers with you. T ake your warranty folder . All work to be performed may not be covered by the warranty , discuss additional charges with the service manager .
This is why you should always talk to your dealer’s service manager first. Most matters can be resolved with this process. • If for some reason you ar e still not satisfied, talk to the general manager or owner of the dealership. They want to know if you need assistance.
Service Contract Y ou may have purchased a service contract for your vehicle to help protect you fr om the high cost of unex- pected repairs after your manufactur er’s new vehicle limited warranty expires. The manufactur er stands be- hind only the manufacturer’s Service Contracts.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSIST ANCE 255 9 .
MOP AR T P ARTS Mopar t fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are available from your dealer . They will help you keep your vehicle operating at its best. REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS In the 50 United States and W ashington D.C.: If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway T raffic Safety Administra- tion (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the manufacturer .
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DEP ARTMENT OF TRANSPORT A TION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES The following describes the tire grading categories estab- lished by the National highway T raffic Safety Adminis- tration. The specific grade rating assigned by the tire’s manufacturer in each category is shown on the sidewall of the tires on your car .
T emperature Grades The temperature grades ar e A (highest), B, and C, repr e- senting the tire’s r esistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel.
INDEX 10 .
About Y our Brakes ...................... 1 4 0 Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) ......... 2 0 6 Adding Fuel .......................... 1 6 2 Aiming Headlights ...................... 2 2 7 Air Cleaner , Engine ..................... 1 9 6 Air Conditioning .
Jump Starting ........................ 1 7 9 Keyless T ransmitter Replacement .......... 2 2 Location ......................... 179,198 Belts, Drive ........................... 1 9 6 Belts, Engine .......................... 1 9 8 Body Mechanism Lubrication .
Compact Disc Changer ................... 1 1 4 Compact Disc Maintenance ............... 1 1 9 Compact Disc Player .................. 95,100 Compact Spare T ire ..................... 1 5 3 Compass .............................. 9 0 Compass Calibration .
Electronic Speed Contr ol .................. 6 7 Emergency , In Case of Jacking ............................. 1 7 4 Emergency T runk Release ................. 2 4 Emission Control System Maintenance .... 190,232 Engine .......................
Fuel Adding ............................. 1 6 2 Filler Cap ........................... 1 6 2 Filter .............................. 1 9 6 Gauge .............................. 8 5 Hoses .............................. 2 1 1 Light ................
Interior Fuses .......................... 2 1 9 Interior Lighting ........................ 6 1 Interior Lights .......................... 6 1 Introduction ............................ 4 Jack Location .......................... 1 7 4 Jack Operation .
Service .......................... 221,222 Service Engine Soon .................... 8 6 Theft Alarm .......................... 9 0 T urn Signal ..................... 64,86,224 V oltage .............................. 8 6 Load Limits ........
Filter .............................. 1 9 5 Identification Logo ................. 167,194 Materials Added to .................... 1 9 5 Pressur e Gauge ....................... 8 9 Quality .......................... 167,194 Recommendation ..
Reminder , Seat Belt ...................... 3 1 Remote Keyless Entry .................... 1 9 Remote T runk Release .................... 2 3 Replacement T ires ...................... 1 5 5 Reporting Safety Defects ................. 2 5 6 Restraints, Occupant .
Speedometer ........................... 8 6 Starting .............................. 1 3 0 Cold W eather ........................ 1 3 1 Engine Fails to Start ................... 1 3 2 Steering Power ........................... 142,200 T ilt Column .
T raction Control .................... 67,85,142 T railer T owing ......................... 1 6 4 Minimum Requirements ................ 1 6 4 T railer and T ongue W eight .............. 1 6 4 W arnings ........................... 1 6 4 T ransaxle .
Wheel Alignment and Balance ............. 1 5 6 W ind Buffeting ....................... 25,77 W indow Airbag ....................... 33,38 W indows Power .............................. 2 5 W indshield W ashers ................... 65,203 W indshield W ipers .
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