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Oil change I cant locate the oil drain plug on my 2004 Mazda MPV, even with the picture in the manual. Can someone help?

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Earlier submitted solution is quite accurate -- "It's a regular 12mm bolt (it doesn't look like a "plug") protruding horizontally from the back corner of the oil pan (aluminum pan with a waffle pattern, pretty much centered just in front of the front axle)."

However, for a 2002 Mazda MPV, the bolt is 15mm and has a rubber washer. Per the earlier description, the key is that the oil pan does not look like a traditional oil pan as it has a waffle grid on the bottom and the drain plug bolt does not look like a normal drain plug given it is smaller and has a rubber washer.

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

It's a regular 12mm bolt (it doesn't look like a "plug") protruding horizontally from the back corner of the oil pan (aluminum pan with a waffle pattern, pretty much centered just in front of the front axle).

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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