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If you haven't already, you can try starting the engine, and getting it up to running temperature. Then turn it off and wait about 10 minutes to avoid possible burning. This will help the oil flow more easily.

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2003 Navigator. got an oil change. Then there was a knocking noise. Checked oil. Replaced ERG sensor. Went out 30 miles and Low oil pressure light came on and the car shut down.Help Please

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What would happen if I accidentally put transmission oil in the engine?

How much transmission fluid did you add? In the old days adding a quart of tranny fluid to the engine oil was used to loosen valve springs etc...only running a day or 2 then draining completely..and refilling with quality engine oil...If you only added a need to drain all the oil as if doing a regular oil change the filter should be just fine...don't put this off.

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How do i change the oil in my 2001 hyundai tiburon Se

Well your car will use a 5W30 oil. Then to change it you need to -
  1. First thing is to make sure the dipstick that checks the oil level pulls up.
  2. Make sure to have a 5 quarts drain pan to safety store used oil for disposal.
  3. Set the drain pan under the oil plug and then scoot it out about 6 inches so when the oil comes flying out the drain pan catches it.
  4. When all the oil has completely drained then make sure the gasket is on the oil plug.
  5. Now wipe the tip of the oil plug off (some oil plugs pick up metal shavings and you don't want to put that back into the engine.
  6. Put the plug back into the oil pan and snug it up.
  • Now for the oil filter
  1. Move the drain pan back to the oil filter. (will be on the backside of the pan)
  2. With a strap wrench loosen the oil filter just a few turn. Just enough for the oil to begin to drain from it.
  3. Now remove the oil filter completely.
  4. Check on the oil filter housing to make sure the gasket from the oil filter did not stick.
  5. Now take the new oil filter and inspect it for dent or holes and also make sure the new gasket is on it and not torn or severely cracked.
  6. Take a few drops of oil and rub it onto the new filters gasket to help that gasket seal.
  7. Now screw the new filter on the oil filter housing.
  8. Clean off and old excess oil in the area with a shop rag.
  9. Now add the required amount or oil (4.5 quarts)
  10. Start the car and right away get out and look underneath the car for leaks.
  11. If no leaks turn the car off and check the oil level to insure a proper fill.
  12. Job finished
Regards, Tony

Apr 20, 2011 | Hyundai Tiburon Cars & Trucks

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Oil change diagram

Don't have a diagram.

Remove drain plug from oil pan. This is the lowest part of the engine. Looks like a pan. There is a drain screw. Remove the screw and let all the oil drips out unitl it completely stops dripping. Then put the plug back in.

Then grab the oil filter. Usually orange, whilte, blue, or black. Turn it counter-clockwise until it comes off. Once it is off, let it completely drain. Put the new filter on.

Put in 5 quarts of oil. Let it sit for 5 minutes and check it. See if oil needs to be added. 5 or 5 1/2 quarts. Owners manual will tell you how much for your car. 5 - 5 1/2 quarts is most common.
Now drive away!

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What do I need to change the oil myself?

  1. First off, determine if changing oil in your vehicles is something that you really want to do if you have never done so before. There are some up-front expenses that must be considered to perform the work safely and you must have a location to perform the work too. To purchase the tools required and perform only a single oil change would not be very economical. But, changing oil over the life of each vehicle will average the cost of the tools so they end up being very inexpensive.

    So, if you are ready to go the very first step is gather up the list of the materials listed. Make sure you get the correct filter and oil for your vehicle. You can normally get this information from your owners manual, online sources or the local auto parts store.
  2. Step 2 Select a level location to perform your work. Using either the ramps or a jack, elevate the car to a position that allows you access to the engine area. Make sure the car is secure by setting the parking brake and set jack stands in place if you jacked the car up. Open the hood of the car, locate and remove the dipstick and oil filler cap. Wipe off any oil on each item and place it to the side.
  3. Step 3 Move underneath the vehicle and locate the oil drain plug on the engine oil pan. With your drain pan located directly below the plug, remove the oil drain plug. If the engine is warm, the oil will be too - do not change oil on a hot engine, wait until it cools some, but not cold either. Warm oil will drain better.
  4. Step 4 The oil will take roughly 5-10 minutes to completely drain, once it becomes a drip, replace the drain plug and tighten it securely. Do not overtighten it as you may strip the threads. Now, locate the oil filter and placing the drain pan beneath it, remove the filter with your filter wrench. Some oil will start to drain out as you remove the filter. With the filter out, allow any remaining oil to drain, then wipe the mount making sure that there is no rubber gasket left in place as sometimes the gasket will stick to the mount. (new filter has a new gasket on top of it) Now, lubricate the new filter gasket with a touch of oil and then spin it onto the mount to hand tight. Using your filter wrench, give it about a 1/2- 1 turn more.
  5. Step 5 Back to the top of the engine, pour your fresh oil into the oil fill and once you have completed that, replace your dipstick. Start the engine and allow it to idle. Check for any oil leaks by looking under the engine area, but do not go underneath the car with it running. Everything should be good and you can now lower the car to the ground.
  6. Step 6 Your last step is to recycle your used oil and filter. Place the used oil in your disposal can and also drain as much oil from the filter as possible. Place the used filter in a plastic grocery bag and take both back to the auto parts store or your local recycling center for proper disposal.
    The normal cost of 5 quarts of oil and an oil filter runs about $15 which saves you 50%-70% of what a quick change oil station would charge you. You may wish to also consider using synthetic oil in the future which will allow you to extend your oil change intervals and reduce our dependence on fossil oil.

May 03, 2010 | 1996 Dodge Dakota

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How do I change the oil

there is an oil drain plug (BOLT) under your car on the bottom or side ( edge) or the oil pan. get yourself a catch can like some sort of plastic bucket that will fit. Undo that bolt and let it drain. Undo the oil filler cap under your hood on your motor so that it drains more completely and faster. I reccommend changing your oil filter which usually just unscrews, you may need a strap wrench to help it off, prepare for some spillage. Put new oil filter on, put the oil drain bolt back in ( usually with a new washer, you dont have to but it is recommended) and pour however much oil your car calls for, into the oil filler hole. Get yourself some rags and a funnel to help :)

Mar 12, 2010 | 2001 Honda Odyssey

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How to change the oil

If the thought of performing your own oil sends chills up and down your spine, just relax. You can tackle your own oil change, saving both time and money. There’s no need to wait in line at your local service station and no cause to pay someone for labor. Just put your game face on, gather a few tools, and tackle it on your own.
Start your oil change by gathering several items. You’ll need motor oil - secure about four to five quarts. You’ll also need a new oil filter, old rags, a funnel, an oil-drain pan, a box wrench, and an oil-filter wrench. You may or may not need a car jack to perform your oil change. This depends on how close the bottom of your car is to the ground.
Let your engine cool off and locate the oil drain plug. If you have trouble finding your oil drain plug, refer to your vehicle manuals. Use a box wrench to remove the plug and let the oil drain into a pan. Once the oil is drained completely, replace the drain plug.
For the next step of your oil change, you’ll need to remove the old oil filter. Put the catch pan under it. Remove the filter with an adjustable oil-filter wrench and a counter-clockwise motion. Expect to get some oil on your hands; an oil change is a dirty job. Take one of your old rags and wipe the filter-mount area, checking to make sure the old filter’s seal isn’t stuck on the engine.
Take some of your new motor oil and use it to coat the rubber seal of your new oil filter. Don’t put too much on; you only need a very light coating. Install the new oil filter by hand. Typically, an oil-filter wrench is not necessary for this step. Keep it handy, however, just in case tightening by hand fails to do the job.
Now it’s time to install new oil. For this part of the oil change, you’ll need to find and remove the oil-filler cap. Look for it on top of the engine; refer to your car manual if you have difficulty finding it. Put the funnel in the exposed opening and pour the new oil into the funnel. Be sure to refer to your car manual to determine how much oil you’ll need to add.
After adding the right amount of oil, replace the oil-filler cap, turn you car on, and run your engine for a minute. Check to make certain the oil-warning light doesn’t stay on and look under the car to make sure oil isn’t leaking. Finally, use the oil dipstick to check the oil level. Use rags to wipe away excess oil; newspapers are good for this as well. Congratulate yourself, as you’ve just successfully completed your oil change
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Dec 09, 2009 | 1996 Honda Accord

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I need to change the oil and filter. What size is

Make sure your car is off and cool (cannot have been running for the last hour as the oil will burn)

Owner's manual will say exactly what oil and oil filter to use. Most stores have cross reference sheets as well

You'll need a socket wrench with an adapter for the oil filter and an adapter for the drain plug
You could get an oil filter strap as well instead of the adapter.
Your filter will be located on the bottom of the engine, either on the front or back of it

Remove the filler cap on the top of the engine....

Put a drain tray under the drain pan and remove the drain plug (it will leak oil out as you're loosening it). Do not lose the drain plug as you'll be using it still. Check plug to see if there's any extra metal on it (ie. engine parts are grinding) Let drain and then repeat for oil filter.

Once completely drained, put the plug back in and then poor a bit of oil into the oil filter and then reinstall the filter. Pour the required amount of oil in through the top of the engine and close the cap....

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2007 saturn vue 4 cylinder - change oil

if you've never done this before, i wouldn't experiment...instead, find a friendly mechanic that will do the job and allow you to look on as he completes the work :o)
P.S. ALWAYS take your own WALMART oil filter and use MOBIL ONE, I think your car is 5W20 and takes 4 qts. Then only change the filter every 5k-(when you rotate the tires) and at 15k do a complete drain and filter!
Good Luck

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