Oil Change procedure. Where is the oil pan drain plug located? The only thing I see resembling a drain plug looks like an electrical sensor with wires coming out of it. This is also located above a frame member. If this is where the oil drains, it looks like it would hit that frame member and make a mess.
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Re: Oil Change proceedure. Where is the oil pan drain
The drain plug will be at the lowest part of the oil pan. I would recommend you take it to a shop, if you cant seem to find it. If its not right, you can damage the engine, and thats a pretty big price for trying to save a few bucks.
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the motor oil drain plug is located on the bottom of the oil pan, some are at the bottom of the pan but on the edge of the pan that goes from the flat lower part of the pan to the side. it will be the only drain bolt on the oil pan.
You change the oil by locating the drain plug in the oil pan, the plug is usually located on the side or the rear of the pan. Place a pan of some sort under the plug to catch the dirty oil once the plug is removed. Replace the drain plug and refill the vehicle with oil. If you are doing this at home, you should have car ramps to drive the front of the vehicle on, or jack up each side and put a jack stand on the frame on each side.
locate the oil plug, under car. put pan under it to catch the oil.remove oil plug and let it drain. when all oil is out, replace the oil pan plug that you took out.after doing this remove the oil filter and discard it. put on new oil filter and tighten as much as possible only hand tight. then put in the new oil. check for leaks, and thats it. good-day !
Hi. Here's the procedure on how to change the oil pan.
Things You'll Need: Drain pan Crescent wrench New oil filter Oil filter wrench Socket wrench Socket set Razor knife Putty knife New oil pan Oil pan gasket 6 qt. of oil Clean towel
Draining the Oil
Locate the oil pan directly underneath the engine. The oil pan will be held on to the bottom of the motor by 16 to 18 bolts. The drain plug is at the bottom of the pan.
Loosen the drain plug with a crescent wrench. Allow all the oil to drain in to the pan. Tighten the drain plug when the oil is through draining.
Unscrew the oil filter with an oil filter wrench. Place the oil filter with the waste oil.
Rub new motor oil around the gasket of the new oil filter. Pour 1 qt. of oil in to the filter.
Screw the filter to the filter housing with your hands. Do not wrench-tighten as this will strip the threads and make removal of the filter difficult.
Replacing the Oil Pan
Locate all the bolts holding the oil pan in place. There will be 16 to 18 bolts.
Unscrew all the bolts with a socket wrench. Lower the pan to the ground. If the pan is stubborn, tap it with a rubber mallet to loosen the seal from the gasket.
Scrape clean all the gasket material around the bottom surface of the motor. This will ensure a tight seal with the new oil pan.
Place the new gasket around the new oil pan. Raise the oil pan to the motor and screw in all the bolts. Do not tighten the bolts until all are threaded to the bottom of the motor.
Tighten the bolts with a socket wrench. Ensure that all the bolts are tight.
Adding the New Motor Oil
Open the hood to access the engine compartment. Unscrew the oil filler cap on top of the crankcase. Pull the engine oil dipstick from the tube. Wipe the dipstick clean with a fresh towel.
Pour in 5 qt. of oil in to the engine crank case. Insert the dipstick back in to the tube and pull it back out. Check the oil level against the markings on the dipstick. Fill at 1/2 qt. intervals until the dipstick indicates "Full."
Start the truck and allow it to run for five minutes. Allow the truck to sit for an additional five minutes to allow the oil to drain back to the oil pan.
Check the oil level again. Fill if necessary, but do not overfill.
the drain plug is on the oil pan under the van. check your owners manual or google oil change reset for your verhicle to reset the change oil light the change oil indicator should come on every 3000 miles and be reset after every oil change
Fluid - A/T: Service and Repair Transmission Fluid and Oil Filter Changing REMOVAL PROCEDURE 1. Raise and suitably support the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lift Points. 2. Place drain pan under pan 3. Remove oil pan bolts from front and sides only. 4. Loosen the rear oil pan bolts approximately four turns. 5. Lightly tap the oil pan with a rubber mallet or pry to drain the fluid from main case. 6. Remove the oil pan bolts from rear oil pan and gasket. 7. Remove front oil pan bolts leaving one corner bolt in loosely. 8. Lightly tap oil pan with rubber mallet or pry to drain fluid. 9. Remove the following remaining components: ^ The front oil pan bolts ^ The oil pan ^ The gasket 10. Remove the oil filter bolts and filter. 11. Clean the following components: ^ The transmission case ^ The front adapter case ^ The oil pan gasket surfaces with solvent ^ Air dry ^ All traces of gasket material must be removed INSTALLATION PROCEDURE 1. Install the gasket. 2. Install the oil filter. 3. Install the bolts. ^ Tighten the transmission oil filter bolts to 20 Nm (15 ft. lbs.). NOTICE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions. 4. Install the front oil pan. 5. Install the front oil pan gasket 6. Install the front oil pan bolts ^ Tighten the front oil pan bolts to 11 Nm (96 inch lbs.). 7. Install the following components: ^ Install the pan ^ Install the gasket ^ Install the bolts ^ Tighten the oil pan bolts to 11 Nm (96 inch lbs.). 8. Refill the transmission with DEXRON III through oil pan fill plug on the side of the (main case) oil pan. Fill the transmission to lower edge of oil pan fill. Fill plug opening using and oil suction gun. ^ Tighten the oil pan fill plug to 45 Nm (33 ft. lbs.). 9. Lower the vehicle. 10. Check the transmission fluid level. Refer to Transmission Fluid Checking Procedure.
The drain plug is on the back side of the aluminum oil pan, your going to have to use a 15 mm socket to remove the oil plug.
Good luck and here is a link to changing the oil for your escape if your have not done it before. http://fordescapefixit.com/oil.html
losen the drain plug with a oil pan close by then let drain into pan until no more oil comes out tighten plug back to bottom of the motor. find oil filter and losen the filter with drain pan underneath let drain and replace with new oil filter then wipe everything clean and then start filling motor with new oil ...... easy maintanence
It only has 1 oil pan which is call a dual resreve. One oil plug is a the bottom of the pan the other is at the front of the oil pan. Look at the front of the oil pan for the other drain plug. Make sure on how many quarts of oil it takes. ( I know 5.0 take 5 quarts including oil filter. But then again its a van double check)