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How To Change Engine Oil 03-09 Toyota 4Runner

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How To Change Engine Oil 03-09 Toyota 4Runner

Created on: 2019-10-24

Not sure how to change the oil in your 03-09 Toyota 4Runner? Check out this video from 1A Auto to see how you can do it yourself!

  1. step 1 :Removing the Oil Filter
    • Raise and support the vehicle if necessary
    • Remove the oil cap
    • Inspect other fluid levels, if necessary.
    • Remove the oil filter and allow it to drain into a pan
  2. step 2 :Installing the Oil Filter
    • Clean the oil filter mounting surface
    • Apply fresh oil to the filter gasket ring
    • Install the oil filter hand tight, and then an extra 1/4 - 1/2 turn
  3. step 3 :Draining the Oil
    • Remove the 14 mm drain plug
    • Allow the oil to drain into a pan
    • Remove the old drain plug gasket
    • Install a new drain plug gasket
    • Check the oil pan for gasket material, and clean it as necessary
    • Install the 14 mm drain plug
  4. step 4 :Filling the Oil
    • Fill with oil type and amount specified in the vehicle manual
    • This particular vehicle takes 5.5 qts of 5W-30 oil
    • Pour the oil into the fill opening using a funnel
    • Install the oil fill cap
    • Run the engine briefly to allow the oil to cycle through
    • Lower or move the vehicle to a level surface, if necessary
    • Check the oil level
    • Top off as necessary
  5. step 5 :Reset the Maintenance Light
    • Turn the key to the on position
    • Set the mileage display to the main odometer display
    • Turn the power off
    • Hold the trip reset button down and turn the key to the on position
    • Continue holding the button until the maintenance light turns off

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Funnel

    Jack Stands

    Drain Pan

    Floor Jack

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Oil Filter Wrench

  • Wrenches - Metric

    14mm Wrench

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Funnel
  • Jack Stands
  • Drain Pan
  • Floor Jack

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Oil Filter Wrench

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 14mm Wrench


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