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Wiper Blade Replacement      Windshield wiper blades should be inspected for wear or cracking. See Maintenance Schedule on page 11?3 for more information on wiper blade inspection. Replacement blades come in different types and are removed in different...
When to Add Engine Oil      If the oil is below the cross-hatched area at the tip of the dipstick, add 1 L (1 qt) of the recommended oil and then recheck the level. See “Selecting the Right Engine Oil” in this section for an explanation of what kind...
When It Is Time for New Tires      Factors, such as maintenance, temperatures, driving speeds, vehicle loading, and road conditions affect the wear rate of the tires. Treadwear indicators are one way to tell when it is time for new tires. Treadwear...
TPMS Sensor Matching Process      Each TPMS sensor has a unique identification code. The identification code needs to be matched to a new tire/wheel position after rotating the vehicle’s tires or replacing one or more of the TPMS sensors. Also, the TPMS sensor...
Tire Sidewall Labeling      Useful information about a tire is molded into the sidewall. The examples show a typical passenger and light truck tire sidewall. Passenger (P-Metric) Tire (A) Tire Size: The tire size code is a combination of...
Tire Rotation      Tires should be rotated every 12 000 km (7,500 mi). See Maintenance Schedule on page 11?3. Tires are rotated to achieve a uniform wear for all tires. The first rotation is the most important. Any time unusual wear is...
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation      This vehicle may have a Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS). The TPMS is designed to warn the driver when a low tire pressure condition exists. TPMS sensors are mounted onto each tire and wheel assembly, excluding the spare...
Tire Designations      Tire Size The examples show a typical passenger vehicle and light truck tire size. Passenger (P-Metric) Tire (A) Passenger (P-Metric) Tire: The United States version of a metric tire sizing system. The...
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps      To replace one of these bulbs: 1. Open the tailgate. See Tailgate on page 2?10 for more information. 2. Remove the two rear lamp assembly screws near the tailgate latch strikerpost and pull rearward until...
Taillamps (Chassis Cab Models)      A. Backup Lamp B. Stoplamp/Taillamp/Turn Signal Lamp To replace one of these bulbs: 1. Remove the four screws. 2. Lift the lens off the lamp assembly. 3. Turn the old bulb counterclockwise and pull the it...
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools      WARNING Storing a jack, a tire, or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or collision, loose equipment could strike someone. Store all these in the proper place....
Specification      Use and ask for licensed engine oils with the dexos1™ approved certification mark. Engine oils meeting the requirements for the vehicle should have the dexos™1 approved certification mark. This certification mark indicates...
Replacing the Engine Air Cleaner/ Filter      1. Locate the air cleaner/filter assembly. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 10?6. 2. Loosen the four screws on the cover of the housing and lift up the cover. 3. Remove the engine air cleaner/ filter...
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools      Crew Cab A. Wing Nut Retaining Tool Kit B. Tool Kit C. Wheel Blocks D. Jack E. Jack Knob F. Wing Nut Retaining Wheel Blocks Regular Cab A. Wing Nut Retaining Tool Kit B. Tool Kit C. Wheel...
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire      Use the following pictures and instructions to remove the flat tire and raise the vehicle. A. Jack B. Wheel Blocks C. Jack Handle D. Jack Handle Extension E. Wheel Wrench The tools you will be using include...
Rear Towing (Rear Wheels Off the Ground)      Two-Wheel-Drive Vehicles Use the following procedure to dolly tow a two-wheel-drive vehicle from the rear: 1. Attach the dolly to the tow vehicle following the dolly manufacturer's instructions. 2. Drive the rear...
Power Steering Fluid      See Engine Compartment Overview on page 10?6 for reservoir location.
License Plate Lamp      To replace one of these bulbs: 1. Reach under the rear bumper for the bulb socket. 2. Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise and pull the bulb socket out of the lamp assembly. 3. Pull the old bulb straight out...
Jump Starting      For more information about the vehicle battery, see Battery on page 10?31. If the vehicle is a hybrid, see the hybrid supplement for more information. If the vehicle's battery (or batteries) has run down, you may want to...
Instrument Panel Fuse Block      The instrument panel fuse block access door is located on the driver side edge of the instrument panel. Pull off the cover to access the fuse block. The vehicle may not be equipped with all of the fuses,...
Replacement Bulbs      For replacement bulbs not listed here, contact your dealer.
If a Tire Goes Flat      It is unusual for a tire to blowout while driving, especially if the tires are maintained properly. If air goes out of a tire, it is much more likely to leak out slowly. But if there ever is a blowout, here are a few tips...
How to Check Lubricant      2500HD with 6.0 L All Other Series and Engines To get an accurate reading, the vehicle should be on a level surface. • For all 4.3 L, 4.8 L and 5.3 L 1500 Series applications, the proper level is 1.0mm to...
How to Check Lubricant      To get an accurate reading, the vehicle should be on a level surface. 1500 Series A. Fill Plug B. Drain Plug All Except 1500 Series A. Fill Plug B. Drain Plug • When the differential is cold, add...