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How to change your oil in 3 easy steps

(1) Getting Ready When getting ready, it is important to have the right tools and materials on hand, such as jack stands, a socket set and an oil drain pan. Let your Car engine run for 10 minutes before you drain the oil since warm oil is easier to drain than cold. Make sure you park on a level surface or, if your car has a low clearance, jack it up or drive it onto a ramp. If youre jacking up the car, use two jack stands instead of one. check the type of filter you need against the make and model of your vehicle

(2) Draining the Oil and Changing the Oil Filter To drain the oil, crawl under the car and look for the oil drain plug under the engine near the front of the car. Position your pan beneath the plug then use a socket or spanner to loosen the plug, turning counterclockwise. Once loosened, you can use your hand to remove the plug and the hot oil starts pouring out. Make sure all the old oil is drained into the pan. Once its completely drained, wipe the drain plug and the plug opening. Now replace the drain plug gasket and use a wrench to reinstall the plug but dont make it too tight.

Next, look for the oil filter. They are usually at the side of the engine. Place the oil pan beneath the filter in case any oil remains. Unscrew the oil filter (use gloves if it is too hot) and wipe the filter area clean, especially where it mounts to the engine. Dab a bit of your new oil on the rubber seal of the new filter and then screw it in by hand. You dont have to use a filter wrench to tighten the oil filter.

(3) Installing New Oil Remove the oil filler cap thats located at the top of the engine. Position the funnel at the opening and slowly start pouring in the new oil You might want to check your manual for the proper oil capacity but, typically, you will need three or four litres of oil. Once youre done, put back the oil filler cap. Start the engine, let it run for a minute and then check the dipstick. If you need to, add more oil. Now check for any leaks near the oil drain plug and the filter. If you do find leaks, simply tighten the plug or oil filter.

Youre done.

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remove and replace alternator


Hello,

Just follow these steps to remove and replace the alternator. You will need this tools, Serpentine belt tool, Battery wrench, Lug wrench, Floor jack, Jack stand, Socket set,

  1. Open the hood, locate the serpentine belt tensioner and move the tensioner off the
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  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery with the battery wrench.
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  3. Turn the lug nuts on the right-front wheel counterclockwise until they're loose
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  4. Lift the right-front end with the floor jack and support it on a jack stand placed
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  5. Slip the serpentine belt off the alternator pulley by hand. You can access the
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  6. Remove the alternator mounting bolts with your socket set. Lift the alternator out
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  7. Thread the alternator mounting bolt through the new alternator and into the
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  8. Attach the alternator ground strap with your socket set. Plug the alternator
    wiring harness in by hand.
  9. Slip the serpentine belt over the new alternator pulley. Reinstall the wheel and
    lug nuts by hand. Lower the Taurus of the jack stand with the floor jack.
  10. Move the belt tensioner aside again and place the belt on the tensioner pulley with
    your free hand. Hold the belt on the pulley and slowly move the tensioner back to
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Hope this helps you.
Take care and good luck

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Hi. here's the procdeure on how to remove and replace new starte for your truck.

  1. Step 1 Disconnect the battery's negative cable from the battery using the battery wrench.
  2. Step 2 Lift the right front end of the Ranger with the floor jack and then lower it onto the jack stand. Make sure the jack stand is under the right front frame, but does not impede your access to the starter.
  3. Step 3 Climb under the Ranger with the socket set and unbolt the starter wiring using the socket set.
  4. Step 4 Support the body of the starter with one hand while you remove the two starter-mounting bolts with the socket set using your other hand. Do not let the starter rest on the loose bolts at any time during this process.
  5. Step 5 Set the old starter off to the side and hold the replacement starter in position. Thread the mounting bolts back in by hand and then tighten them down with the socket set. Once again, do not let the starter's weight rest on the bolts until you tighten them down fully.
  6. Step 6 Bolt the starter wiring to the new starter using the socket set.
  7. Step 7 Climb out and lower the Ranger off the jack stand using the floor jack. Reconnect the negative battery cable with the battery wrench.

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I would like to change the oil (not just add oil) for my 93 Mercury Tracer. How do I do this myself?


to be honest most shops charge cost for an oil change it is a loss leader they eat the labour in hopes of other problems they find and hopefully they get to fix it they will point out the problems with the hopes of future business

check out the prices at local parts store for filter and fluid cost then remember the old oil should be disposed of legaly meaning a disposal fee and a trip to drop off station then theres the tools and the time required the mess and the gooey greasy mess thet will folow

trust me even my self as a mechanic take my car to the garage for an oil change

but if you have your heart set on doing it your self
buy a chilton book from local parts store they will list alll steps snd even show pictures the help you

well eithor way good luck and enjoy the experience and the whisdom

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want to change the oil myself,don't know how


look in your owners manual or look up online what type of oil you acura takes. Go to the store buy a 5 quart bottle of the oil type. Also buy an oil filter for your car. Just ask the people at the store to look up what filter fits your car. Get under the car or jack it up a little and put it on jack stands and get under it. Locate the oil pan and at the rear of it there is a small drain plug which is a bolt. Loosen it and get ready because once you remove it the oil will come pouring out so have a pan under the car to catch it. Then locate the oil filter and twist it off, replace the filter with the new filter and hand tighten. You dont need to gorilla grip it just snug it. Then replace the drain plug. Now your ready to refill with new oil up top. Make sure you get the right oil type and also lookup how many quarts your car needs. It is easy it takes less than 15minutes

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