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Where do you place jack stands to change oil? I wnt to change my own oil and filters, but do not know where to put jack stands after jacking the car up.

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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.

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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).

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first you will check your owners manual for the required specification of what weight ( 10w30) oil to use and then the fill capacity.( 5.quarts ) also the auto parts store will tell you those as well. I always buy one extra quart. Once you have oil and filter, warm car up for 3-5 minutes, (this will help oil drain faster and easier) once car is warm shut of motor,block rear wheels jack the front of car up enough to slide under it. BLOCK car or support with jack stands.put a drain pan under car, remove the oil drain plug on the bottom or side of the oil pan.( make sure your catch pan will hold at least 6-7 quarts of fluid. once oil has stopped draining replace drain plug, now remove the oil filter, unscrew counterclockwise, lube new oil filter seal with oil, screw on to oil housing clockwise rotation, hand tighten. fill motor with oil to recommended fill capacity.start car , check for leaks around filter, if no leaks shut car off and lower car to ground, check oil on dipstick and wipe off,insert and check again,fill to fill line on dipstik and your done.

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How do u remove an old oiwhat is the procedure to change an oil filter on a ford fiesta

first jack car up and put on jack stands then (motor cooled) take the oil pan screw off and let oil drain into a pan when all oil is out then put screw back on then move to the oil filter slide pan under the oil filter then unscrew filter then let it drain wipe old oil off on the inside where the filter was then put new filter on then take car off stands then add the oil put 4 qts in then start car then re check the level to make sure its full do not over fill.

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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.

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Jack points on 2004 Volvo S80 to change oil?

As always use extreme caution when lifting vehicle, but I have found that the easiest way to lift my car for oil change is to put jack under the cross member under engine.

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I would like to change the oil (not just add oil) for my 93 Mercury Tracer. How do I do this myself?

to be honest most shops charge cost for an oil change it is a loss leader they eat the labour in hopes of other problems they find and hopefully they get to fix it they will point out the problems with the hopes of future business

check out the prices at local parts store for filter and fluid cost then remember the old oil should be disposed of legaly meaning a disposal fee and a trip to drop off station then theres the tools and the time required the mess and the gooey greasy mess thet will folow

trust me even my self as a mechanic take my car to the garage for an oil change

but if you have your heart set on doing it your self
buy a chilton book from local parts store they will list alll steps snd even show pictures the help you

well eithor way good luck and enjoy the experience and the whisdom

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Where can i put jack stands to do an oil change?

There are (2) three and a half inch long jack pads on both sides of your vehicle along the frame rail located exactly twelve inches behind each of your front wheel assemblies. You can place your jack stands safely there. Your oil filter is located on the passenger side of the vehicle, so you'll need to remove the oil filter by accessing it right above the lower control arm using a three-pronged oil filter wrench and a 9" extension with a ratchet.

IMPORTANT! : Always replace the oil drain plug gasket with each lube, oil and filter service. (it looks like a copper or aluminum washer)

P.S. - Don't forget to adjust your tire pressures to 30 p.s.i. in accordance with the tire placard located in the driver side doorjamb.

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I need to know where to jack up a 740GL Volvo and where to place the car stand to do an oil change.

Always jack a car by the frame. Also put the jack stands on the frame.

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Oil and filter change

Jack it up and then put jack stands under the frame. You really need to purchase a good floor jack and 2 jack stands if you wish to change your own oil. This will allow you easy access to the underside. There is only one way to actually change the oil and filter.

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