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Re: Replace a 2004 Camry oil filter
For your car the Oil filter should be on the front left side of the engine as you look at it. You will more then likely have to remove a small body panel to access it. The drain plug should be located on the left side of the oil pan as well.
The Filter your car requires is a Wix #51348 Oil Capacity is 4.5 qts with Filter Change, double check your owner's manual or service manual to make sure. So purchase 6 qts of you have some on hand when you check it and find it's a bit low. General Procedures.
Gather necessary tools and materials.
If you plan to change your oil regularly, consider investing in jack stands, a socket set (adapter to go from 3/8 to1/2 inch for strap wrench), a strap wrench, oil drain pan, leather gloves, funnel and a magnetic retrieval tool (to retrieve the plug encase you drop it in the hot oil).
Run the car's engine for 10 minutes before you drain the oil. Warm oil drains faster than cold oil.
Park the car on a level surface, engage the parking brake and turn off the engine.
If your car has a low clearance, raise it by driving it onto a ramp or by jacking it up and supporting it securely.
Open the hood and place the new oil and funnel on top of the engine to ensure that you won't forget to add oil afterwards.
(an expensive mistake that many do-it-yourselfers make!).
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It isn't too hard. You need to drain the oil first ( make sure to change the gasket around the plug every time you remove and replace the plug or it will leak), then drop the oil pan... put down lots of absorber pads as there will be droppings. Have a rag on hand for your hands. Scrape and clean the old seal where the oil pan meets the engine then put on a new one once it is thoroughly cleaned. Put on new pan, or repair old one.... again make sure to replace oil pan gasket and new oil drain gasket ( around plug..) since your going that far get a new oil filter also.... fill the new filter with oil before installing, fill up the engine with new oil..ps. It takes a few minutes to run down so wait between oil bottles and check the level ( don't run the car) fill the oil until the dip stick reads full ( remember wait a few minutes between each liter of oil to give it a chance to leak into the bottom of the engine). I believe it is around 4.5 quarts including the amount needed to fill the filter.
Jack the car up, then lay on your back with your head under the front passenger side, look up at the plastic cover then up to the oil pan and block and " viola" there it is! If this is the first oil change remember toyota uses black filters so look extra hard, Its real small.
yes it does need too be change,if auto matic ,especially, change the fluid and the filter, too ensure proper shifting and so it doesnt burn up your transmission,check your manual for exact mileage on service intervals
take out the oil drain plug and let the oil drain into a reservoir of some kind to be later disposed of properly. remove oil filter. once oil is drained, replace drain plug. install new oil filter. be sure to put some oil on the filters rubber gasket. when filter touches, give it another 3/4 to a full turn. fill engine with oil.