And, you can just change the oil filter, you are going to have to change the oil too! They have nothing to do with it. This would place it among the best-selling vehicles of all time. Lefty loosy righty tighty will get them out and back in with the… when you get in your car put the key in the ignition on the on position and hold the black button that's for obo. At the end of the day you need to decide what you want to do about how you do it. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for the best oil type for your 2009 Toyota Corolla. It is far better to have less than enough oil in an engine than too much. I found that the filter wrench was slipping and beginning to round off the corners of the plastic cap.
The owner's manual doesn't even mention it. . We hope you are enjoying this informational page about your vehicle. But it is a headache. Consult your Toyota Corolla User Manual to determine the proper bulb size for the headlights. If that still doesn't help you loosen the filter cap, you may need to use a longer ratcheting wrench for more leverage. Be careful when you remove the oil drain bolt since the old oil may be hot enough to burn your skin depending on how long you warmed up the engine in the first step.
Scott You will learn one day the crush washer is never permanent. Clean the edge of the pan with a light solvent to remove all of the old gasket, then dry thoroughly. After passing through several decades of innovation certainly has grown considerably compared to the first generation. Purchase the correct oil filter and be sure you have a drain pan on hand with some paper towels just in case. Slower flowing oil dissipates heat slower, thus increasing engine temperatures and an engine's seals and gaskets don't like that, as they will dry out from the high heat, crack and presto, we have an oil leak! The manual says to bring it to a dealer and have them change it - ridiculous! If it appears to be in good condition, you may choose to re-use it. More filtering area, longer oil drain intervals. Has anyone found a good way to change the oil in a 2009 Corolla? It has a bore of 3.
The maint reqd light will turn off Dec 07, 2009 To reset the system. When I checked the coolant was clean and the oil fill looked fine. This stuff will cost a bit of money, but if you're changing your own oil, you'll need it all again every 3,000 miles anyway : Jack up the car. Don't forget to buy our awesome oil filter which will prevent debris from entering your engine! Note: I am not a registered charity. After the oil is down to a drip, put the plug back in and tighten it. I have been using amsoil in my 2009 corolla since day one. Will it come on immediatly? Do I think they are right to design a filter that requires a special tool to remove? I've had a difficult time determining the total fluid capacity of the auto transmission in the 2009 Corolla S with the small engine.
With filter 4 quarts After refill check oil level. Changing the oil in that method is not as good for the engine. In reality, I find that 2. If they are rusty, and won't unscrew try going to your local car store and asking them to help you. I have always just been able to get under the cars and unscrew the drain plug and oil filters.
To help create a better fit, I placed a piece of newspaper inside of the oil filter wrench and firmly tapped it in place on the oil filter cap with a rubber mallet. Not for a Corolla - but one here for a Tundra. You will see on the odometer display bars going higher, once it reaches the limit just release the odometer stick and switch your car off. I know aftermarket suppliers offer a conversion for the Ford engine to use a spin-on filter. All the others I changed the oil without a big deal.
Reposition the oil drain pan until it's underneath the oil filter. Aug 26, 2010 If it is the maintenance light you can press odometer stick down leave it press and switch your car on. A jack to lift the car up you could just use the one that came with your car-it should be by the spare tire , jackstands to support it safety first! I have changed my own oil since I bought my '53 Studebaker in 1967. I have to remove it requires a special tool to change the filter. I have seen many times when removing the old oil filter where additional oil will suddenly flow out of the oil pan drain hole.
You need someone who can start and stop the car for you. Do not crank the vehicle. If it comes back on then there is a problem… Hello there, Replacing the headlight bulb on a car is one of the most rudimentary and commonplace maintenance jobs that one can perform. Hold down the knob for at least 5 seconds. Finish removing it by hand. Then click Checkout after you have added the last item to the cart.
It may come on very quickly or may take a few driving cycles, hard to say. On cars, looking straight at a bolt, clockwise tightens and counter clockwise loosens lefty-loosey, righty-tighty. Dave - If they are recommending 3,000 mile drain pain intervals, they are in violation of the law. The so called owners manuals they include with today's cars assume that all owners are mechanically incompetent. Twist on the oil filter cap in the clockwise direction by hand to prevent it from becoming cross threaded.