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How to drain oil in this car

If my car needs to be flat or on a jack to drain the oil.

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How to change your oil

umm if you have to ask you probably shouldn't try it yourself. But If you have everything needed to change your oil and are willing and able then here's what you do....
First: you will need and oil pan, funnel, wrench that fits your oil plug, new oil filter and possibly something to help remove your old oil filter, car jack stands/jack to lift your car.
Second: lift your car up enough to get under it using the jack, place oil pan under car's oil plug.
Next: remove oil plug let oil drain.
Next: remove oil filter
Next: once drained put new filter on and reinstall the oil plug.
Next: fill with the correct amount or quarts of oil for your vehicle, should say in user's manual. lower the jack and should be good to go.

Dec 25, 2012 | 1998 Toyota 4Runner


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.

on Mar 18, 2010 | Ford Escort Cars & Trucks

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Oil change procedure

For the 3.8L, the oil filter is right underneath the engine near the front bumper. Really easy to get to. So, this a general procedure which applies to most oil changes as well:
What you need: new oil filter, 6 quarts of 5w20 oil (the vehicle calls for 5, but, it's always helpful to have a bit extra just in case), socket wrench and socket set, a car lift or a jack, jack stands, and wheel chocks, one can of brake clearner, a shop towel, a little bit of time, and a little arm muscle.
***It is best to let the vehicle cool before doing this. Hot oil hurts!!!
1) Open the hood, take the oil cap off and put somewhere where you won't lost it!2) Either put the car on a lift if you have access to one or dot he following: have the vehicle on a level surface, place chocks or something similar behind the rear wheels to prevent the vehicle from rolling backward, jack the car up, place jack stands under secure spots under the vehicle, slowly let the jack down letting the vehicle rest on the jack stands (if you are unsure on where to place jack stands, best to spend a few bucks to have a shop do the oil change).3) Have a large pan or container ready for the oil to drain into.4) Use a socket wrench (I cannot recall the size needed for the Pacificas) to take the drain plug off of the oil pan. Slowly take the drain plug out so you can also make sure the pan is going to catch the oil.5) Let the oil drain for about 5 to 10 minutes and put the drain plug back in. It doesn't need to be Superman tight!!! It needs to be snug. 6) Spray some brake cleaner on the oil pan where there is oil and wipe off with the shop towel. Be very careful not to get brake cleaner in your eyes. It burns. 'Nuff said.7) Now, the oil filter is not at an angle. It's on the engine straight. What this means is when you take it off, it will go down the sides of the filter and down your hand and arm. However, still has to come off. Reposition the oil pan under where the oil filter is. Lefty loosey, righty tighty. 8) Use the brake cleaner to clean the area where the oil filter went. Wipe off with towel. After wiping, some oil will continue to drip. 9) Take some oil and put some in the oil filter, tilt the filter and let it soak up all or most of what you poured in. Also, with your finger, run some oil around the gasket on the oil filter. 10) Put the oil filter back on the vehicle. Remember, this also does not have to be Superman tight, just very snug. The tighter you put it on, it will be that much harder to take it off next time.11) Now, with the oil pan drain plug and oil filter back in place, put the jack underneath the car, jack it up and remove the jack stands, and lower the vehicle down OR lower the car if it is on a lift. 12) Pour in the rest of the quart of oil from the open bottle that you used to pour a little bit of oil in to the filter with and pour in 4 more quarts of oil after that. 13) Pull the dipstick and wipe clean. Put the dipstick back in and pull back out to check the oil level. If a little more oil is needed you should have that extra quart. If needed, put a little more in and recheck.14) Replace oil cap after oil level is correct. 15) Turn on the car and let it idle for about 5 minutes. 16) Recheck the oil level (which there should be no issue with it).

Jan 19, 2012 | 2005 Chrysler Pacifica

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How do u remove the oil pan on a 1994 mustang v6

make sure the vehicle is parked on a flat surface. Jack the vehicle up using a floor jack & jack stands. locate the oil pan underneath the vehicle. drain the oil & remove the bolts from the pan.

Feb 24, 2011 | Ford F-150 Cars & Trucks

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How do I change the oil on a Porsche 911 Turbo? Anything I sould know?

  • Jack up your Porsche using a floor jack and place the car securely on jack stands at all four corners using the factory jacking points.
  • 2 Place an oil container under the oil drain plug of the motor.
  • 3 Using an 8-mm allen socket, remove the drain plug at the bottom of the oil pan.
  • 4 Let the oil drain thoroughly--this will take about 20 to 25 minutes.
  • 5 Once all the oil is drained from the engine, install a new drain plug along with a new aluminum sealing washer. Tighten the drain plug to 37 lbs .

  • The oil filter cartridge is located in front of the oil pan on the right side. With an oil filter removal wrench, unscrew and remove the cartridge. Be careful of spilling oil.
  • Install a new oil filter cartridge and O-ring. Before installation, run a bead of oil around the O-ring to lubricate it. Torque the oil filter cartridge to 19 lbs.
  • Pour new oil into the oil filler neck located in the engine bay. 1998 to 2001 911s (996) take 8.5 quarts, and 2004 and up take 8.25 quarts. Newer 911s (997) take 9 quarts. When filling the engine with oil, pour in 8 quarts and then use the dipstick to get the amount of oil exact.
  • Lower the car off the jackstands.

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    How do I change the oil on my 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo V6? Where do I locate everything?

    You will first need the appropriate tools and equipment on hand before you start. A jack and jack stands to support your vehicle on both sides a wheel chock is always a good idea too. A drain pan to catch waste oil, An oil filter removal tool and either a wrench or ratchet and socket to remove your oil pan drain plug Don't forget your replacement oil filter and manufacturers recommended grade of oil to use. 1st rule be safe change oil when vehicle is not at full operating temp or oil may burn you. When your vehicle is raised and properly supported, open your hood, remove oil cap to allow venting, then underneath vehicle, place drain pan beneath oil pan drain plug and remove plug and set it aside. Allow oil to drain completely then reinstall drain plug and tighten without overtightening. Next place drain pan below oil filter and remove filter, install new filter (tighten by hand 1/4 turn after it feels snug (Do Not overtighten as this will destroy rubber seal and you will have a big mess on your hands) Refill oil with correct amount and weight of motor oil (see owners manual if needed) If you got any oil on vehicle I would clean it off before starting it otherwise start vehicle check for leaks, if all is good removie vehicle from jack stands and check oil level on flat ground to ensure it is full

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    I need to replace the oil pan in a 2001 dodge neon. Is this a DYI job??

    Do you need to replace the oil pan it self or just the oil pan seal? This can been a DYI job, depending on your experience working with cars. You will need a your basic tools. (Jack Stands, Jack, Oil Container, wrenches and sockets, new oil and filter.) The first thing you will need to do is drain the oil. This is a good time to change your oil since you will be taking the oil pan completely off.
    Steps to removing oil pan
    1) Set car on jack stands or ramps in order to work under the car. (Be Safe, Be Smart!)
    2) You will need a wrench or socket to remove oil drain plug and drain the oil out of the car
    -This is a good time to change your oil, so replace oil filter as well.
    3) Once the oil is drained you can take of the oil pan off. Most oil pans are just bolted. Not to hard to take of.
    4) Once off this is a good time to clean the oil pan if your just replacing the gasket. Do not use lubricant cleaners like wd-40. Brake cleaner has worked for me, you can also ask your local auto shop or autozone for a good cleaner.
    5)Replace the oil pan with new gasket making sure there are no tears in gasket and it sits well between the oil pan and engine block. (Make sure there is nothing in the oil pan as well that could cause harm)
    6) once you replaced the oil pan its just as simple as putting oil back into your car like you are changing your oil.

    Nov 02, 2010 | 2002 Dodge Neon

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    I need to change my oil

    Actually, your oil filter is a little harder to do than this. The oil filter is not a traditional American type. You will find a metal skid plate or shroud underneath the car that will have to come off first. The filter is one of the paper cartridge types where you remove this metal cylinder, discard the old paper cartridge, and put the new paper cartridge in the metal cylinder and reattach the metal cylinder. I have an ES 350 and its not as easy as the other responder suggested.

    Apr 06, 2010 | 2007 Lexus ES 350

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    Im having a hard time getting the oil pan off of a 2003 Dodge Durango, 5.9 4wheel drive.

    The frame is in the way and you have to lift the engine to remove the pan.
    1. Turn on the Durango and run it for at least 10 minutes, a few times around the block is best. This will get the engine oil up to temperature allowing it to drain better for you.Park the vehicle on a flat, stable surface that gives you enough room to move around under. Jack up the Durango following the directions provided with your jack and jack stands.Open the hood of the Durango and located the engine oil cap, found on the right side of the engine, towards the middle. Remove the cap by twisting it off and set aside, allowing ventilation and pressure release.Climb under the vehicle and located the oil pan. The oil pan is on the underside of the engine, between the car's tires. It is a rectangular shaped pan with a plug located on the end towards the back of the car.Place an oil drip pan under the oil pan and pull the plug by twisting it and pulling it. This will release all oil from the vehicle, draining it into the pan below. Allow the oil to drain until there is nothing left coming out.Use a wrench to loosen the bolts of the oil pan. There are a total of 17 of them located around the edge of the oil pan, connecting it to the frame of the engine. Store safely.Remove the oil pump pickup tube and oil pan gasket, which are connected to the oil pan. You will find these as soon as you drop the oil pan.
      to Replace the Oil Pan Gasket in a Dodge Durango
      1. Jack up the front of the Dodge Durango, and install a jack stand. Block the rear wheels. Remove the oil plug and let the oil drain into a pan, being sure to remove as much of the old oil as possible.Loosen the bolts holding the oil pan with a socket wrench, and remove the bolts with your fingers. Remove the oil filter, starter motor, cooler lines, oil level sensor, heated oxygen sensor connector and exhaust y-pipe, and then take off the oil pan.Scrape off the old gasket with a thin putty knife, being very careful not to scrape the surface. Be sure all of the old gasket is removed, then wipe the surface with solvent. Spread a bit of oil on the surface to promote adhesion, and apply the new gasket.Replace the oil pan, exhaust y-pipe, heated oxygen sensor connector, oil level sensor, cooler lines and starter motor, and install a new oil filter.Raise the vehicle slightly with the jack and slide out the jack stand before lowering the vehicle and removing the jacks.Fill the engine with the appropriate amount of oil. Check the level with the dipstick to be sure you have the right amount.
        this will help.thanks.

    Feb 21, 2010 | 2003 Dodge Durango

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    HOW TO CHANGE OIL AND FILTER ON A 2007 BENZ 230 ,why does the local service center want 120.00 to do it

    The dealer will usually charge double with it would cost for you to buy the oils and do it yourself because of the labor involved....

    This only applies to 2001-2005 (I-4 supercharged engines) or w203 chasis. It might be the similar for other C-class models.

    Tools Needed:
    1. 27 mm socket or a cresent wrench
    2. Small flat head screwdriver
    3. Funnel
    4. 8mm socket *
    5. 1/2 inch socket *
    6. Lift Jack*
    7. Oil collection pan*

    * Optional tools, only needed if you plan to drain the oil. If you **** the oil out these tools are not needed.

    Parts/Supplies Needed:
    1. Oil Filter (MB Part # A 271 180 00 09). My dealer provided a new drain plug washer the filter.
    2. Oil (Mobile One 0-40) C230 (I4 SC) needs 5.8-6.0 quarts.

    1. Locate the oil filter and slightly loosen it, DO NOT remove it at this time. This will allow the oil in the filter to flow back to the oil pan. (See Photos 1 &2 below)
    2. Jack up the car and remove plastic engine covers on the bottom of the car with 8mm socket.**
    3. Located oil pan drain plug and remove plug with 1/2" socket (See Photo 3 below) Make sure you have the oil collection pan under drain, because the oil will come flowing out fast.**
    4. As the oil is draining out, remove the oil filter from engine bay.
    5. Remove oil filter cartridge (this may take a little force) and three rubber o-rings. Replace oil filter cartridge and replace the three o-rings (See Photo 4 below) Coat the new o-rings with some new oil.
    6. Install drain plug with new washer and tighten to the proper torque spec (24N/m) or 1/2 turn past finger tight.
    7. Install oil filter into engine bay. DO NOT over tighten! Tight to the proper torque spec (24 N/m) or if you do NOT have a torque wrench tight a 1/4 turn past hand tight.
    8. Remove oil cap and input 5.25 quarts of oil using the funnel. (The reason why you should NOT add the entire 5.8 quarts is because there is still some residual oil in the engine and it's not good to over fill. You can easly add oil, pain to take it out)
    9. After putting in 5.25 qts, turn ignition key to position 2 (radio and heater/AC comes on) for 10 seconds. This will allow the oil pump to start pumping the oil into the empty filter. Then start the engine and let it run for one minute and turn off car and remove key.
    10. Re-Intsall plastic engine covers on the bottom of the car with 8mm socket and lower jack(s). **

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