Engine Oil and Oil Filter Replacement
Remove the oil fill cap.
Raise the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle .
Remove the oil pan drain plug and drain the oil into a suitable container.
Remove the oil filter using a suitable wrench.
Inspect the old oil filter to ensure the filter seal is not left on the engine block.
Wipe the excess oil from the oil filter housing.
Lubricate the oil filter seal with clean engine oil.
Notice: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.
Install the new oil filter.
Tighten the oil filter to 17 N m (22 lb ft) plus 150 degrees.
Install the oil pan drain plug.
Tighten the oil pan drain plug to 26 N m (19 lb ft).
Lower the vehicle.
Fill the crankcase with the proper quantity of engine oil. Refer to Approximate Fluid Capacities and Fluid and Lubricant Recommendations .
Remove the oil level indicator.
Wipe the indicator with a clean cloth.
Install the oil level indicator.
Remove the oil level indicator and check the oil level.
Add oil if necessary.
Check for any oil leaks.
(your vehicle will hold 7qts of 5W30 oil)
Here is a pic of the oil pan drain plug. The plug is circled. It will take a 13mm or 15mm socket to remove it.
Thursday, October 21st, 2010 AT 1:20 PM