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I have a 2007 dodge charger police vehicle 6 cyl 3.5.The oil pan has no threads for the plug left,there is a rubber stopper gadget there. What are the step by steps to pull the pan and replace it.It is alumium so I am not going to retap it,plus you get metal shavings in the pan if you do.

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To take off, drain plug it is on the bottom of the oil pan. You have to remove the under engine plastic cover. Keep in mind that the capacity is just about 6 quarts, preferably a full synthetic 5W-20 for lower mileage engines and 5W-30 for anything over 40,000.

Make sure to put a block under it and one behind the tire in the back first get a bucket or something to catch oil and the is a drain plug on ur oil pan. Undo that with a socket or a fixed wrench never use a cresent wrench were you can strip the bolt.

Remove all oil and then put the plug back on. DO NOT OVER tighten; this is were people go wrong you don't need to wrench it down at all. Then remove the filter and put the new one on. If you can put oil in it first not alot just a little and some around the ring.

Make sure the ruber peice off the old filter comes off and isn't on or you will have a disaster under ur car when you go and move it. Put the correct amount of oil in your car that says in the manual and always remember to put the same brand oil in your car from day one. It is much better on your car and don't feel stingy on payin a little for more expensive oil. Remember this is somthing you can't fix when it goes wrong you cant just replace a motor like that.

Always record your data on miles and the date. in the back of the manual.

Hope this helps.

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