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How to Change Oil Yourself on GMC Yukon 4th Generation 2015-20

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Created on: 2020-12-16

In this video, Len shows you how to perform a complete oil and filter change on a 2015 to 2020 GMC Yukon equipped with the 5.3 liter engine.

Hey, friends, it's Len here from 1A Auto. Today, we're going to be doing an oil change on a 2017 GMC Yukon. Our motor is a 5.3. Of course, there are other motors, so you want to make sure you check your owner's manual so you have the specifics. But I'm going to go over the basics. Let's get started.

Now, let's start off under the hood with checking the oil cap. It's going to tell you exactly what type of oil to use. 0-20 oil in this 5.3, and we're going to be using 8 quarts of it. You want to make sure that it's Dexos approved, and let's move along.

Now, now like I said, we're going to be using eight quarts on this 5.3 liter. So, make sure that you check your owner's manual, so you know exactly what you need to use. Aside from that, let's just give a quick peek at our fluids under the hood. Make sure everything's up to par. If it's low, make sure you just top it off. Check your air filter. Let's get under the truck.

All right. So, we're underneath the truck, and what we're going to find is the oil filter and the drain plug right out in the open. This is great. What we're going to do is we're going to go ahead and open up our drain plug. You just want to be very careful, and you want to make sure you catch all that fluid inside a nice recycling receptacle. Here it comes. Let that drain out fully. While that's draining, let's go ahead and remove our oil filter.

Now, it's going to be time to prime our oil filter. Let's go ahead and just add oil until it's up near the top. Take that oil. Just go right around this O-ring here. Set it aside. Wipe down this area. Make sure that your seal came off with your oil filter. Let's give that one last wipe. Get our oil filter on here. Once you have it bottomed out, go ahead and give it a little bit extra. That's good. Let's go ahead and plug this up. Once you've got it bottomed out, just go a teeny bit more and that's enough. You don't want to strip this out. After that, go ahead and clean up your mess. Now, keep in mind that we're using 0W-20, and it needs to be Dexos approved. Let's go ahead and add our eight quarts. All right, let's get our oil cap back on. All right, let's start it up. Let it run for a couple seconds, and then we'll turn it off.

Let's go ahead and remove the dipstick, wipe it clean, reinsert it, and then we'll check the level. What we're looking to see is the oil level in between this hatched area here. You don't want it any lower than the hatched area, and you definitely don't want it any higher. This looks like it's right inside the middle. Looks great.

All right, friends, to reset your maintenance light on this, you want to make sure that your truck is running. Once you've done that, you're going to be using these buttons right here on the steering wheel, and we're going to pay attention to the gauge cluster right there. We're going to go ahead and scroll down until we find the area that says, "Oil." You can see that this says there's 44% remaining. We just changed the oil, so it's super important to make sure we reset it. Let's press the right-side button, and then you can see it brings up the reset over there. Now, I'm just going to go ahead and press on this button right here. "Do you want to reset it?" Yes, I do. Click the "okay." We'll give it a second, and there we are, 100%. Now, you can just go ahead and turn off the truck, restart it, and just double-check to make sure it did reset. This looks great. Go ahead and turn it off.
Okay, friends, so that's pretty much what I've got for you for a basic oil change on a 2017 GMC Yukon. Like I said, this is the 5.3-liter motor, so if you've got a different motor, make sure you just check out your specs and make sure that you're up to par. I hope you learned a little something along the way. If you did, and you want to talk about it, 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, 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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