Recently had an oil change and the oil cap wasn't tightened down. Recently checked under the hood and oil cap was off... What damages can occur and what's a quick fix (other then adding oil and puttting the cap back on)????
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I go up from under the car, it helps if it is on a lift. If not, get high up on ramps, or jack stands. Remove the splash shield and reach up with a long, hooked tool. You can see the latch, and trip the release with the tool. Hope this helps. Remember to have the car safely lifted up with at least 2 types of support, in case 1 fails.
well simple answer is it is only losing coolant when under presure so i would tighten all coolant hoses to be sure they are air tight then start the engine leave untill the fan comes on then check for a leak as will be under presure if you find the leak dont work on the cooling system untill compleatly cooled down then remove coolant cap then fix the leak fillwith coolant to just under max level replace coolant cap and start engine leave running untill fan kicks in and then see if leak has sealed dont forget check around cylinder head when checking for leaks
oil catch pan hydraulic cat and ratchet with metric sockets adjustable filter rachet lift car front get on under with oil pan rachets and on the motors side of the car you'll find a bolt on the crank pan just a lonley screw on the bottom of a pan close to where your under loosen screw first then put oil pan under try and loosen screw slowly so when it lets go you can cntrol the flow a little so the oil pan can be put in the proper place to catch the oil let it empty till there is nothing but droplets return screw and tighten back on do not over do it the treads on the pan can be harmed if you over tighten then locate filter put oild pan under filter loosen and the same way as the screw do with the fiter . Before putting in new filter on put some fresh oil on the rubber ring and inside just a little so it goes on smooth your finished under the car now go up top hood open you can put car down by now find oil cap and fill in oil
The first thing to ask is this, how does the car run? Does it still run the same as it always did, or is something different? The next thing to do is to get the car scanned to determine what code is stored in the computer that is turning on the check engine light. I certainly understand being broke, so most larger auto parts stores will scan the light for you for free. They wont fix it or give much in the way of advise, but they will at least tell you what code or codes are stored. Once you know what the code (s) are, then you can determine what the next step should be.
Lift your Hyundai Santa Fe using a jack and then place the car on jack stands. If you don't have jack stands, drive the car onto a set of wheel ramps.
Pop the hood and remove the dipstick and oil filler cap. The dipstick is near the front engine compartment with the oil filler nearby.
Gather an oil drip pan, a 17-mm wrench, oil filter wrench, cleaning cloths and a new oil filter. Slide under your Santa Fe.
Change the Oil
Locate the oil filter and oil drain plug underneath the car. The drain plug is on the bottom of the oil pan, and the filter is to the side of the oil pan.
Remove the oil drain plug using the 17mm wrench. Pull the plug out quickly and let the oil drain for 10 to 15 minutes. Check the gaskets and threads for damage. Replace these components, if necessary.
Take off the oil filter using an oil filter wrench. Dump the old oil into the oil drip pan and put on the new oil filter. Tighten the oil filter by hand, and then replace the oil drain plug using the wrench. Clean off the excess oil.
Go under the hood and add oil. Turn on the engine and check the oil pressure gauge to make sure it rises. Let your Santa Fe run for a minute.
Lower your Hyundai Santa Fe and turn off the engine. Take an oil reading on the dipstick. If the oil level isn't at full, add a bit more oil.
this should not effect your emmisions test.however if you recently changed your oil.there is a reset switch under the hood in the fuse panel unless you've changed the oil recently don't reset it .hope this helps