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How to Change Oil 09-18 Ram 1500

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  1. step : Draining the Oil (0:37)
    • Raise the vehicle on jack stands
    • Have a drain pan ready
    • Remove the 1/4 inch bolt from the drain
    • Drain the oil
    • Twist on the 15mm drain bolt
    • Tighten the bolt with a 15mm wrench or socket and ratchet
  2. step : Removing the Oil Filter (1:59)
    • Have a drain pan ready
    • Remove the oil filter with an oil filter wrench
    • Clean the area with a rag
  3. step : Installing the Oil Filter (2:59)
    • Place a layer of oil around the rim of the oil filter
    • Twist the oil filter into place
    • Torque the oil filter cover to 25 Newton Meters
  4. step : Servicing the Oil (3:47)
    • Remove the oil cap
    • Place a funnel into the oil fill
    • Replace the oil to the recommended amount
    • Replace the oil cap
    • Start the vehicle
    • Let the engine run for a few seconds
    • Turn the vehicle off
    • Check the oil level with the dipstick
    • Scroll through the menu with the arrow buttons on the steering wheel to find the oil light
    • Hold the arrow button down
    • Confirm to reset the oil light

Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

In this video, we'll be performing an oil change on a 2016 Ram 1500 pickup. If you need parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to

So we're going to raise and support the vehicle so that we can drain the oil out. We're going to pull the drain plug on the oil plan. So this happens to be a half inch bolt. You could use a wrench or you can use a socket. I'm going to use a socket and a ratchet. And this is a half inch socket with a 3/8ths ratchet. We actually sell this as a kit at Put that on. It's pretty tight. Okay.

We're going to put a drain bucket underneath here. Once you get it broken free, you can pull it out by hand. Drain it into the bucket. Once that's all drained out, then we're going to take our drain plug and stick our drain plug back in. Tighten it up by hand. Going to use another ratchet. Tighten it up. Make sure you do not over tighten it. Just a little bit more than snug. That's good.

Then we're going to take the filter off. Get at it from the front. Here, we're going to use a strap wrench. Spin it around and loosen. Once you get it loosened a little bit, you can do it by hand. Strap wrench. You're going to have a drain bucket underneath it because some oil will leak out. You got to make sure you hold it so it doesn't fall. Pull it straight forward. Pull it out.

Then you're going to grab it and tighten it as tight as you physically can by hand. If you don't have a good grip on it, you can put your strap wrench back on it. Just going to use a towel. And that's pretty tight.

Now we're going to take some brake parts cleaner and wash down the area near the filter because it dripped all over the place. And on the steering rack. And that'll clean up some of the oil that spilled. When taking the filter off. I'll just wipe it with a rag. So your oil fill cap is right here. Grab it and turn it to the left. So now we're going to put our funnel in the fill hole for the oil. Fill this up with oil.

This vehicle takes 5W20 motor oil. It requires seven quarts of oil. I'm going to put six quarts of oil in, and then check it. Now I'm going to pull my funnel out. Cap back on. Now we've got to start it up for a minute. Let it run for about 15 seconds. Then I'll shut it off. So after you let it sit for about a minute or two, we're going to pull the dipstick. Wipe it with a rag. We'll reinsert our dipstick. Pull our dipstick out again. As you can see, the oil level's right there. We want it up in this safe zone right here. So it looks to be about a quart low. So we'll add our last quart, and we should be good. Add our last quart.

As you can see, the oil's right about at the top of the E, so that's exactly where we want it. Put it back. Install our oil cap. Close it. As you can see on this screen, when your oil change is due, you'll have a message that comes up saying oil change required. What you want to do is on these buttons on the steering wheel, you can scroll through. And you'll see it's going to change where you're at. Right now it's on the trip.

That's the music. That's the messages. Enter screen. Speed. And now we're on the truck screen. So it looks like a truck right above the fuel. So then you're going to move over to this arrow, right below the phone button. And you're going to click on that. And you're going to keep scrolling through on this. There's your tire pressures. And then next is your trans temp. And oil temperature. And now this is the oil light.

Okay, so right now we're at 77%. But I'm going to show you how to reset it. What you do is you're going to hold that same arrow button down. And then it's going to ask you to confirm you want to reset the oil life. You're going to go back to this button, and scroll down to the okay. And then you're going to hit the enter to confirm. And it's back to 100%.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Funnel

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Engine Oil

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Oil Filter Wrench

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - SAE

  • 1/2 Inch Socket

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