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How to Perform Oil Change 07-10 Hyundai Elantra

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How to Perform Oil Change 07-10 Hyundai Elantra

Created on: 2019-06-15

Watch this video to learn how to change the oil in your 07-10 Hyundai Elantra. 1A Auto shows you how.

  1. step 1 :Draining the Engine Oil
    • Remove the dipstick to check the oil condition
    • Replace the dipstick
    • Remove the oil fill cap
    • Check the oil cap or owner's manual for required oil type. This vehicle requires 5W-20
    • Raise and support the vehicle if necessary
    • Remove the 17 mm oil pan drain plug
    • Catch the draining oil in a drain pan
    • Remove the oil filter by turning it counter-clockwise with an oil filter wrench
  2. step 2 :Filling the Engine Oil
    • Prime the new oil filter by filling it with new 5W-20 oil
    • Coat the oil filter gasket with oil
    • Install the oil filter by hand until tight
    • Tighten the oil filter 1/4 - 1/2 turn with the oil filter wrench
    • Install the 17 mm oil pan drain plug
    • Torque the 17 mm oil pan drain plug to 30 ft-lb
    • Fill 4.2 Quarts of oil through the oil filler at the top of the engine
    • Lower the vehicle if it was raised
    • Run the engine for 30-60 seconds
    • Check the oil level
    • Add more oil as necessary

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Jack Stands

    Drain Pan

    Floor Jack

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Oil Filter Wrench

  • Wrenches - Metric

    17mm Wrench

Installation Video
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Hey friends, it's Len here at 1A Auto. Today I'm working on a 2007 Hyundai Elantra. I'm going to show you a quick oil change. It's going to be very simple. I want to be the guy that shows you how to do it. If you need any parts or instructional videos, you can always check us out at Thanks.

So here we go. We've got the hood up, right? Right here is our engine oil dipstick. It says engine oil right on it or Eng oil. I like to just pull them out. I'll take a look at what my oil looks like before I even get started. It really doesn't look too bad. I've definitely seen worse. I'm just going to go ahead and put it right back in there. Just like that. Before I go to fill though, I'm going to make sure it's all the way down. Now I'm going to take my oil fill, this is the cap right here, on top of my cap it tells me exactly what kind of oil to use. 5W-20, that's what you want to use. You don't want to use 15W-40 or 10W-40 or I don't know, 20W-50 or anything like that in this, okay? Just go 5W-20. Easy peasy.

What I'm going to do, I'm going to set this right over here, and I'll tell you the reason for that. It's a very quick story. Basically, you go underneath it, you drain the oil, you do your thing, you come back out, next thing you know, somebody gets to talking with you and you don't remember if you added oil or not, right? I can't remember. So you get in, you start it up, whatever, you don't really know. Whatever. You go to shut the hood, now the hood won't be able to shut because this is right here. And you're going to say, "Why is my oil ...? I didn't add oil." It can happen. People forget things. Human error, right? We're going to put it right here to protect ourselves from human error.

Something that I always like to do when I'm doing oil changes and you can, or you don't have to do this, it's your prerogative. It's your car. Just take a peek at your fluids, okay? You've got brake fluid, you've got an air filter over here, transmission fluid. You've got your washer fluid, your coolant. This particular vehicle has electric power steering, so we don't have power steering fluid. Just take a look at your fluids. Take a look at your air filter. You could even watch a video on that. We'll show you how. All right?

Let's get started on this oil change and we'll keep going. 17-millimeter drain plug. I'm just going to use a wrench. Hold my wrench on there. I'm going to turn it counterclockwise and give it a little bonk. Bonk, bonk. That's my thing. Get my bucket ready. Here we are. Cool. It's always a good idea to wear gloves when you're doing this and in all honesty, some safety glasses would be nice. Should probably grab mine. We've got our engine oil draining. Right up here is our oil filter. Anytime you're changing your oil you should always change your oil filter. I've got my filter wrench. It's just a medium sized filter wrench. Nothing special about it. Got that draining into my bucket as well. Multitasking. I'm delegating my time, making sure that I've got two things going at once.

At this time, something that I could do would be, I don't know, check tire pressure. You want to make sure your tires are set, right? Or you could even take a walk down your vehicle, or slide, I guess, if you're laying on the ground, check everything out. Make sure your exhaust is nice and tight. Nothing going on. Anything we should be paying special attention to. Got a whole bunch of brand new parts back here. It looks like 1A Auto has been installing some pretty good stuff. Cool. It looks good to me. We'll wait for this to finish draining out until it's a slow trickle. Could even take the oil filter off now, might help it along.

So we've got our oil filter. I've got some of our 5W-20 oil we're going to be using. 4.2 quarts of this, by the way. I'm just going to prime up my oil filter now. Put some oil in there. Okay. I'll set this aside. I'm going to take my gloved hand. I'm just going to coat this gasket right here with our nice fresh oil. Okay? That's going to make it so the gasket will be able to slide well on the filter housing, and also when I go to remove it next time, it should come right off. It shouldn't cause an issue. The purpose for adding a little bit of oil inside here is called priming, and that just helps your oil pump along. So when you first start up your car, there's already going to be oil in here. So when the oil pump goes it shoots oil up through, there'll already be some in here and it'll be able to spray oil right off the bat instead of air at first.

We'll make sure we clean this off now. This is where the filter gasket rides. We don't want any crud or debris on there. We'll take our lubed and primed filter, put it on here. Once it bottoms out and it feels like it's snug, we'll grab our filter wrench. Just like that. I'm going to grab my filter wrench. I'm going to give it a few cranks. We just basically want it to go around like maybe a quarter to a half a turn. And now we're going to wait for this to finish up, like I said, until it comes to a slow trickle to even nothing coming out if you've got all that time, and then we'll close it up. So we've got this down to a slow trickle. If you want, you can wait a couple of days for it to finish up. There's always still going to be oil coming down from in there. Oil, it's doing its job, it's sticking to metal in there. Eventually it works its way down a little bit.

I'm just going to snug this. Here we are. I'm going to torque this down to 30 foot-pounds with a 17-millimeter socket and my torque wrench. There we are. We'll clean this down and the oil filter area. We'll get this out of the way and we'll fill her up. I'm going to use some parts cleaner, I'm going to clean down this area. I have my safety glasses on, my hand protection of course. I'm going to keep my mouth shut for a second, that's always hard for me to do. There's that. Let's do the oil filter now. Everything's nice and clean, there's no toxic oil going to be dripping onto the ground as we're driving around with this. We should be good to go. Let's get it down, we'll fill it up.

So now it's time to go ahead and add the oil, right? We've got our 5W-20 oil. It's dexos approved. We're using full synthetic, nothing but the best. I'm going to take my oil dipstick, push it down. We're going to add 4.2 quarts. This right here is a five quart jug. So here's four quarts. Comes up above that, that's five. When we go down we're going to go 4.2, so we're going to be, I don't know, maybe a little bit below that one quart. We'll stop about halfway between there and the bottom and then we'll run it. If we need to add more, we'll add a little bit more. It's easier to add than it is to take some out. It's always a little better to have it a little low than a little high, by the way.

So I've got the oil level just below the one quart line. So what we're going to do now is we're going to close this up, we're going to run it for a little while, get it nice and warm. And then we'll turn it off, let it sit for a minute or two and we'll check the oil level. So we just started it up, we let it run for a second. Now I've let it sit for another couple of minutes here. I'm just going to go ahead and grab this, pull it out, wipe it off, of course.

I just want to show you there's a full dot, a low dot. In between the low dot and the full is approximately one quart. So if you're at the bottom dot by the time we're done here, I guess you're going to have to add another the court. Let's see where we're at. Looks like we are right at the full dot. I'm going to go with we're not going to add any more oil to that. It's perfect. We'll make sure that we put this back down so the engine oil is facing us, because why not? So we got this closed. Oil is on there, it's not sitting right here. It's like we're good to go. We'll close the hood. We'll make a little sticker if you want or make yourself a little note to remind yourself when to change the oil and off you go. Great job.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Drain Pan
  • Floor Jack

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Oil Filter Wrench

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 17mm Wrench

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