Now remember that this particular Oil Change was to look at a problem. Please Note: Before starting any work on your car, start the engine until the engine reaches operating temperature to get all the particles in the engine suspended in the oil. Since the car wasn't having any other problems I thought that this would be highly unlikely, but it's still worth checking just in case. Don't have one then get one. Next was to look in the top of the radiator and the oil fill. You will have to exert some force, so take care not to break the plastic.
I generally tighten it to 7-10 ft. Pull it off the condensor and the tube can blown out with compressed air. If I am remembering correctly it is about half way up the passengers side of the trans, There will be one lower as well for draining. Once you do it enough times, you will know the point where it can never just fall off. I turned my wrench untill it was almost impossible to tighten anymore.
If it's front wheel drive, it will be under the passenger side floor, adjacent to the sliding door. This, however, can be awkward to turn by hand - having a strap wrench makes getting to the filter a cinch. The tube discharges through the floor boards. Take a minute before you begin and number the wires with tape. When I checked the coolant was clean and the oil fill looked fine. For the more anal retentive among us, you can funnel off the oil into the now enpty oil bottles to get a more accurate measurement.
I've been changing my own oil for 30+ years and have never used a torque wrench. These plugs are going to look like the top of a bolt. The torque for the plug… Your owner's manual contains this information. You… If it's all wheel drive, there is no spare unless the add-on has been installed. We know the car is burning oil, but wanted to determin how much. Although model changes won't take place I believe until 2006, I would not be suprised to see some minor option changes offered in the meantime.
Every five thousand miles the oil in the better half's Corolla gets changed. Also check the Drain Plug for wear. The Drain plug is the lower one, and the fill plug is the higher one. Get yourself one of these Oil Filter wrenches that fits onto your socket wrench. Be careful with how tight you screw in the oil drain plug, some oil sump pans are soft aluminum and can be cracked by using too much torque. After unhooking both sides of the box press towards inside it will come out. Beck Arnley's years of experience and proficiency in global sourcing provides vehicle owners the precise part for the right and most up-to-date vehicle applications.
My two cents: Toyota is in the business to make money. Intake plenum must be removed to service them. As far as the thread goes, yes, there should be a crush washer on the drain plug. You can easily pull it out. I'd say anywhere between 20-30 ft-lbs should give you a good seal and keep it from backing off. Typically one is higher than the other.
Avoid Cross-Threading - Pilot-point tip to avoid cross-threading during installation. If you want to change the oil, the old gearbox lube will need to be drawn out through the transmission dipstick tube with a siphon pump. Ray this is how On the transmission itself there are two plugs. Everything else being the same. Low pressure systems can sometimes get away without, but don't ever try to re-use a crush washer on a brake system.
The filter element easily comes out as drawer. I bought factory oil filter from my dealer and I asked for some crush washers and they gave like 10 of them and they are black in color. The oil cap is on top of the engine to the right looking at the front of the car. In addition to oil and a filter I also picked up sone ring restorer it helps if only for a little while on high mileage cars. Fill until fluid runs out the upper hole. Now with the car on jack stands and supported, pop and raise the bonnet. The oil drain plug is typically located on the bottom of the engine on the oil pan.
But if it's split I don't fret since I also wrap the threads with Teflon tape to seal things. To see it in the car you need to remove you dash. So, the plan is to replace the oil and then monitor it to determine the consumption rate. I noticed a washer at the bottom of the oil. Then remove the oil fill cap to prevent a vacuum when the old oil drains, and the oil will drain quickly. It is used to drain the oil from your pan during an oil change.
Once it stops when turning it, just a little more should do it. I just cut one from the cardboard filter box and it worked just fine, no drips. That really only left one place for the oil to be going, out the exhaust. The Oil Drain plug on the Corolla is a 14mm bolt with a rubber washer. Sping the filter onto the oil filter mount point and tighten it up. So this indicates a more serious internal problem, hopefully it's just a matter of age. Lefty loosy righty tighty will get them out and back in with the proper size wrench.