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FIRST OF ALL YOU NEED 4.0 QUARTS OF OIL FOR 2.2L 2.3L AND 2.4L OHC ENGINES AND THE 2.2L OHC USES 5.0 QUARTS WITH NEW OIL FILTER.TO GET START YOU NEED A FILTER WRENCH,DRAIN PAN, RUBBER GLOVES WHICH PROTECT HANDS FROM OIL. OILWILL CAUSE CANCER , IF STAYS ON SKIN TOO LONG.YOU NEED TO CRANK ENGINE UP LET IT IDLE 5 MINUTES TO THIN OUT MOTOR OIL SO IT CAN FLOW FASTER.WHEN 5 MINUTES UP.TURN OFF ENGINE.SAFELY RAISE SUPPORT VECHICLE ON JACK STANDS ON SOLID LEVEL GROUND.SLIDE DRAIN PAN UNDER THE CAR OIL PAN. PUT ON RUBBER GLOVES THEN REMOVE OIL PAN DRAIN PLUG ON BOTTOM OF OIL PAN USING A 15 METRIC SOCKET WITH RATCHET WRENCH.WHEN ALL OIL DRIPS.SCREW IN TIGHTEN OIL PAN DRAIN PLUG BACK IN OIL PAN REMOVE OIL FILTER ITS NEXT TO OIL PAN USE SOCKET TYPE OIL FILTER WRENCH IF OIL FILTER IS DOWNWARD POSITION. IF OIL FILTER ON THE SIDE YOU NEED THE BAND TYPE OIL FILTER WRENCH. ****** NOTE THIS THE 2.2L OHC ENGINE USES A OIL FILTER ELEMENT THAT HOUSED INSIDE A RECEPTACLE LOCATED AT THE LEFT FRONT CORNER OF THE ENGINE.YOU UNSCREW THE OIL FILTER CAP THEN LIFT THE CAP AND OIL FILTER FROM THE FILTER RECEPTACLE IN THE ENGINE.SEPERATE THE OIL FILTER ELEMENT FROM THE CAP USING A CLEAN RAG REMOVE OIL DIRT AND SLUDGE FROM THE OIL FILTER CAP AND FROM THE RIM AROUND THE OIL FILTER RECEPTACLES.INSTALL A NEW O RING INTO THE GROOVE IN THE CAP.THEN INSTALL THE NEW FILTER ELEMENT IN THE CAP AND INSERT BOTH INTO THE FILTER RECEPTACLE.SCREW DOWN THE CAP AND TIGHTEN IT SECURELY. WHEN ALL IS DONE POUR NEW OIL IN CRANK CASE.MAKE SURE OIL LEVEL ON DIP STICK ON THE FULL MARK YOU CRANK THE ENGINE.MAKE SURE OIL DRAIN PLUG SCREWED BACK IN OIL PAN.WHEN INSTALLING OIL FILTER FILL IT HALF WAY WITH NEW ENGINE OIL,RUB OIL ON FILTER SEAL TO HELP IT SEAL TO ENGINE.BESURE WIPE OIL FILTER SEAL SURFACE ON ENGINE TO MAKE SURE IT CLEAN. WHEN ALL IS DONE CRANK ENGINE UP CHECK FOR OIL LEAKS.IF ALL IS GOOD LOWER CAR BACK TO GROUND,YOU DONE.

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  • mfeltham2002 Dec 26, 2011

    On my 2005 sunfire, the oil filter is more like a cartridge type and is found under the bonnet on the drivers side just forward and to the left if the battery, it is a plastic bit that takes either a 24 or 26 Hex socket, it's in a tight spot and you'll need a ratchet extension to reach it.
    Same as stated above, just a few extra details as I remember alot of trouble finding the filter cap the first time I changed the oil

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