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How to Change Oil Yourself on Ford Expedition 3rd Generation 2007-17

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How to Change Oil Yourself on Ford Expedition 3rd Generation 2007-17

Created on: 2020-12-27

Len shows you how to perform a complete oil and filter change on a 2007 to 2017 Ford Expedition equipped with the 5.4 liter engine.

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Hey, friends, it's Len here from 1A Auto. Today, we've got a 2010 Ford Expedition with a 5.4-liter engine in it. We're going to go ahead and do an oil change on this. We're going to use 5-20 oil, 7 quarts. We're also going to make sure we replace the oil filter. Let's get under the hood.

Looking underneath the hood on the passenger side, you're going to see the oil cap. Go ahead and remove that, and we're going to set it right over here by the hood latch. That's going to ensure that we can't shut the hood without adding oil. Other than that, your oil dipstick is located right over here. Leave that in the downward position until you're completed adding oil at the end. While you're under the hood, it really couldn't hurt to check all of your fluids, your washer fluid, your brake fluid, of course your coolant. And while you're at it, why don't you go ahead and check that air filter and make sure it's clean. All right. Now, the next thing we need to do is get underneath the truck and where we want to be located is in the center, right behind the front wheels. You're gonna find that there's a drain plug. Let's go ahead and remove that, but make sure you have a nice collection receptacle, something that you'll be able to recycle that oil properly.

While this is draining. I just wanted to pay attention to the drain plug. Typically, it's a good idea to go ahead and replace them. If you can't though, at least make sure that the gasket's in good condition and, of course, the threads are in good condition. Other than that, let's continue letting this drain until there's really isn't much left coming out of there, and then we'll reinstall our drain plug, and torque it. While you're underneath the truck, it really kind of makes sense to go ahead and check out other things such as maybe your front differential, your transfer case, and even your rear differential fluids. Just make sure they're all topped off. Now that that's pretty much finished dripping, let's go ahead and put this in here. Gonna go ahead and snug this up and then we'll torque it to 17 foot-pounds. Let's just go ahead and clean down the area, and then move along to replacing our oil filter. Now, right up front of your engine on the driver side is where the oil filter is going to be. But as you can tell, where it's going to drain out is right down in between your power steering rack and this area right here.

There we are. Now, let's clean down the filter base. All right. Now, the next thing we need to do is prime our oil filter. Essentially, what I mean by that is we're just going to go ahead and put some oil into it. We don't necessarily need to fill it because it is going to be laying on its side. Once you get a little bit in there, let's just go ahead and put a little bit on this gasket here, and then let's get this over to the truck. Put our filter on there. All right. So, that's bottomed out. Now, we're just going to take our oil filter wrench and we're going to give it a little turn. There we are Just double-check it. Make sure it's not loose. That feels great. Clean down your mess. Let's go ahead and start adding our 5-20 oil. Make sure you put back on your oil cap. Now that we finished adding oil, what we have to do is go ahead and start up the truck, let it run for about 30 seconds, turn it off, come out and check the oil level.

Let's go ahead and pull this out. We're just going to wipe it right down real quick. You can take a look at the dipstick and you can see that there's hatch lines. As long as the oil level's anywhere in the hatch lines, you're doing all right. Let's go ahead and re-dip it and check it. So, as you can tell, the oil level's perfectly in between the hatches. If it's too high, obviously, you need to drain some out. And if it's low, just go ahead and add a little bit.

Okay. So that was easy, but a couple more things before you go. We're going to of course reset the oil light. Put the key in the on position, but the engine not running. Come over here to your setup button. We're gonna press that until the gauge cluster illuminates saying oil life reset. Now it's telling us to go ahead and hold this down, and that's going to reset the oil life on the dash. Once it's set to 100%, go ahead and turn off the key. You can go ahead and turn it back on and just ensure everything's the way that it needs to be by re-going through the setup menu again. This looks perfect. One last thing, it's a good idea to go ahead and check your tire pressure. If you're looking for where to find where it's supposed to be, just look right along the driver side here. That's going to tell you exactly where to set them to.

Okay, friends, so, now we completed our oil change. Maybe you learned a little something along the way or maybe you got something to talk about, either way, leave it in the comment section below because I always love to hear from you. If you like the video smash on the like button for me, it would mean the world. While you're at it, why don't you go ahead and subscribe and ring the bell? That way there you can be kept up with all of our latest content. Thanks.

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