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Oil change on a ZX3

This is gonna sound silly but I'm not sure where the oil pan drain is on my Ford- I've never changed the oil before! Can you tell me if I have the right one?

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Near the bottom of the oil pan underneath the car. You may want to go to a car parts store, and get a repair manual for your car. They cost about $16.00 Or, go to a Public Library

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