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If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
“Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold Weather” proce-
dures, it may be flooded. To clear any excess fuel, push
the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold it.
Then, turn the ignition switch to the START position and
release it as soon as the starter engages. The starter motor
will disengage automatically in 10 seconds. Once this
occurs, release the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition
switch to the LOCK position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then
repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure.
To prevent damage to the starter, wait 10 to 15 sec-
onds before trying again.
The idle speed is controlled automatically and it will
decrease as the engine warms up.
Damage to the transmission may occur if the follow-
ing precautions are not observed:
Shift into PARK 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.
Do not shift from REVERSE, PARK, or NEUTRAL
into any forward gear when the engine is above
Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly on the brake pedal.
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