2009 GMC Canyon Owners Manual PDF | Page 375

Park on a fairly steep hill, with the vehicle facing
downhill. Keeping your foot on the regular brake,
set the parking brake.
? To check the parking brake?s holding ability: With
the engine running and transmission in N (Neutral),
slowly remove foot pressure from the regular
brake pedal. Do this until the vehicle is held by the
parking brake only.
? To check the P (Park) mechanism?s holding ability:
With the engine running, shift to P (Park). Then
release the parking brake followed by the regular
brake.
Contact your dealer/retailer if service is required.
Underbody Flushing Service
At least every spring, use plain water to ?ush any
corrosive materials from the underbody. Take care to
clean thoroughly any areas where mud and other
debris can collect.
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants
Fluids and lubricants identi?ed below by name, part
number, or speci?cation can be obtained from your
dealer/retailer.
Usage Fluid/Lubricant
Engine Oil
Engine oil which meets
GM Standard GM6094M and
displays the American Petroleum
Institute Certi?ed for Gasoline
Engines starburst symbol.
To determine the proper viscosity
for your vehicle?s engine,
see Engine Oil on page 5-15.
Engine Coolant
50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable
water and use only DEX-COOL
Coolant. See Engine Coolant on
page 5-28.
Hydraulic Brake
System
Delco
Supreme 11 Brake Fluid or
equivalent DOT-3 brake ?uid.
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Summary of Content

Park on a fairly steep hill, with the vehicle facingdownhill. Keeping your foot on the regular brake,set the parking brake. To check the parking brakes holding ability: Withthe engine running and transmission in N (Neutral),slowly remove foot pressure from the regularbrake pedal. Do this until the vehicle is held by theparking brake only. To check the P (Park) mechanisms holding ability:With the engine running, shift to P (Park). Thenrelease the parking brake followed by the regularbrake.Contact your dealer/retailer if service is required.Underbody Flushing ServiceAt least every spring, use plain water to ush anycorrosive materials from the underbody. Take care toclean thoroughly any areas where mud and otherdebris can collect.Recommended Fluids andLubricantsFluids and lubricants identied below by name, partnumber, or specication can be obtained from yourdealer/retailer.Usage Fluid/LubricantEngine OilEngine oil which meetsGM Standard GM6094M anddisplays the American PetroleumInstitute Certied for GasolineEngines starburst symbol.To determine the proper viscosityfor your vehicles engine,see Engine Oil on page 5-15.Engine Coolant50/50 mixture of clean, drinkablewater and use only DEX-COOLCoolant. See Engine Coolant onpage 5-28.Hydraulic BrakeSystemDelcoSupreme 11 Brake Fluid orequivalent DOT-3 brake uid.6-11