(j) Drain, ?ush, and re?ll cooling system. This service
can be complex; you should have your dealer/retailer
perform this service. See Engine Coolant on page 5-23
for what to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator,
condenser, pressure cap, and ?ller neck. Pressure test
the cooling system and pressure cap.
(k) A ?uid loss in any vehicle system could indicate a
problem. Have the system inspected and repaired
and the ?uid level checked. Add ?uid if needed.
(l) Visually inspect belt for fraying, excessive cracks, or
obvious damage. Replace belt if necessary.
(m) If driving regularly under dusty conditions, inspect
the ?lter at each engine oil change.
Owner Checks and Services
These owner checks and services should be performed
at the intervals speci?ed to help ensure vehicle
safety, dependability, and emission control performance.
Your dealer/retailer can assist with these checks and
Be sure any necessary repairs are completed at once.
Whenever any ?uids or lubricants are added to the
vehicle, make sure they are the proper ones, as shown
in Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-11.
At Each Fuel Fill
It is important to perform these underhood checks at
each fuel ?ll.
Engine Oil Level Check
Notice: It is important to check the engine oil
regularly and keep it at the proper level. Failure to
keep the engine oil at the proper level can cause
damage to the engine not covered by the vehicle
Check the engine oil level and add the proper oil
if necessary. See Engine Oil on page 5-13.
Engine Coolant Level Check
Check the engine coolant level and add DEX-COOL
coolant mixture if necessary. See Engine Coolant
on page 5-23.
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
Check the windshield washer ?uid level in the windshield
washer ?uid reservoir and add the proper ?uid if