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When changing the oil I was pouring the oil in fast and it started leaking out. The oil filter was tight and the oil pan screw was back on tight as well so what could it be?

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When you change the oil filter, you need to put some oil around the rubber seal, it helps to seal the filter against the oil pan. Same thing happened to me.

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Oil pan leaking.


not the easiest job at home but if you have way to lift the car securely and tools not a problem.
first lift the car and secure.drain the oil.remove the exhaust pipe to clear the oil pan,remove the bolts from oil pan. between the motor and transmission is a small plate.remove the plate to access two more bolt from the oil pan. with big flat screwdriver pray the pan on the back side.you will find lip on block and the pan to insert the pray bar or screwdriver.clean the pan from old gasket.clean the block from old gasket. install new gasket on the pan and insert 4 screw to hold in place.on front of the engine is the timing cover connection.one drop of silicon will seal the gap.place the pan and drive the 4 screw 3-4 turns.install the rest ant slightly tight all across. (ask you auto store for silicone gasket. the old cork is not so good) .tight all screw again.don't over tight.stop if the gasket start to deform out of the pan.replace the oil filter. refill oil and start the car.check for leaks.
good luck.

Apr 01, 2014 | Pontiac Sunfire Cars & Trucks

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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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How to change oil in vehicles


drain your oil pan into a pan
take a filter wrench and losen the filter
unscrew the rest of the way by hand
to put filter back on rub oil on the seal on the new filter
screw the new filter on by hand untill it gets tight
tighten 3/4 of a turn more with the filter wrench
pour new oil back into engine(i would use Pensoil 10W30)
And now get your *** back on the road!!!!!!!!!!!

on Feb 10, 2010 | Chevrolet C2500 Cars & Trucks

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How to change transmission oil


purchace a new pan gasket and filter . put car on hoist . remove pan bolts use a screw driver pry pan carrfully from trans mission being careful not to bend pan edge [gasket seals there] pour oil from pan into pail with out spilling . wipe floor of any drips so you dont slip . remove filter 2 bolts normaly replace filter make sure o ring if it has one hasnt fallen out . clean and replace pan torque bolts to 28ft lbs . lower car fill with 3 liters oil start, idle ,check level add till full dont over fill dont hurry . let run for a bit look under car foe any leaks this is a basic trans filter oil change for all makes.

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How do i change oil in my 1997 caravan


Remove the oil drain plug. Remove the oil filter. Install new oil filter using a little bit of new oil on the seal. Replace the drain plug. Fill with oil through oil filler on valve cover.

Best of luck, Jim

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Changing the oil?


Hi, you have to take the screw out of the oil pan and let it drain... The oil pan in on the underside of the vehicle about middleways back toward the back of the vehicle.

The oil filter is also accessable from under the vehicle, but it's a tight squeeze with out one of those nifty wrenches. After it drains, change the filter, put the screw back in.

You probably know the access panel for the oil is under the driver's seat, then pour your oil in. It will take 5 quarts of oil.
Take care

Aug 04, 2010 | 1995 Toyota Previa

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How do i change my own oil in my 2008 grand prix


Raise the car.
Put a pan the holds at least 2 gallons under the oil plug
Loosen and remove the bolt in the very bottom of the oil pan and remove; the oil will flow out and into the pan.
Clean and replace the oil plug, tightening it snug. the plug has no load on it, you don't have to tighten it really tight. Tight enough to stay in and seal against the oil is all that's required. Of course, you also want to enure it doesn't fall out...
Unscrew the oil filter. (Use the appearance of the new one you bought as a guide for what you are looking for.) The filter is often difficult to remove. There are special tool for removing them — you should probably get one. DO NOT USE AN OIL FILTER WRENCH TO INSTALL THE NEW FILTER.
Dump the oil ou of the old filter sufficiently to handle it without sloshing.
Put the mounting surface of the new filter and the old filter together to ensure that the rubber rings are the same. Better to find out you have the wrong filter now that after you screw it on, and have your new oil leak out.
Pour some of the new oil into the new filter. Starting the engine will fill it up, but the longer it takes to fill, the longer the engine runs without a good supply of oil. The pre-filling you do shortens that period.
screw the new filter into place. Carefully find the point where the rubber sealing ring makes contact, and tighten the filter 1/4 turn farther. Do not over-tighten the filter.
Remove the oil filler cap on the top of the engine, and pour in 5 quarts of oil.
Look to ensure no oil is leaking. I once forgot to replace the oil plug and poured 5 Qts trough the engine onto the ground. That is bad enough. But if I had not checked before I started the engine I might have destroyed the engine as well..
Check the oil dipstick to ensure you have enough oil in the engine.
If no leaks, and enough oil on the stick, start the engine without using the gas pedal — just let it rise to an idle on its own.
Look under the car for any leaks. If the oil filter is the wrong one, or is improperly installed it will leak right away.
If no leaks after 1 or two minutes, lower the car and shut the hood.

Please dispose of the used oil responsibly.

Jul 08, 2010 | 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix

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How do you change the oil in 95 privia


You have to take the screw out of the oil pan and let it drain... The oil pan in on the underside of the vehicle about middleways back toward the back of the vehicle.

The oil filter is also accessable from under the vehicle, but it's a tight squeeze with out one of those nifty wrenches. After it drains, change the filter, put the screw back in.

You probably know the access panel for the oil is under the driver's seat, then pour your oil in. It will take 5 quarts of oil.

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How do I change the oil filter on the 2004 pontiac grand am ?


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Leaking oil somewhere on oil pan on 1997 siverado 1500


If your truck is a four wheel drive check the oil filter adapter where the filter screws on, the o'ring can start to leaking.

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