Question about 1997 Chevrolet Malibu
Where's the drain and what will I need
Avoid driving around too much with too much oil!! Not good! Is it time for an oil change? If it is, $19.95 will get this done for you at most quick oil change places...if not, you will need a pan for the excess oil to drip into and a wrench. On my 97 Malibu, the oil pan plug is a 9/16. No need to jack the car...just slide under, loosen the oil pan bolt A LITTLE..too much and it'll ALL pour out! depending on how much excess you think you put in...let that much come out...it will drip slowly...tighten oil pan bolt back up...check dip stick to see where it is now.. ALWAYS DO ANY OF THESE STEPS ON A COOLED MOTOR!! After first time I did an oil change-I never paid to have it done again! It is kinda fun at least knowing how...lol : )
Posted on Mar 21, 2014
Oil drain plug is on the bottom of the oil pan, which is under the engine. a proper sized wrench will remove the oil plug. have a large drain pan ready, (5-6 quarts). You might as well have an oil change done at this time as its just a guess how much oil you remove by quickly re installing the plug while draining. If you do drain just a little oil, keep checking the dip stick to be sure not to add more than needed. Add a 1/4 quart at a time. be sue to tighten the drain plug JUST SNUG.
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