To change an oil filter, drain the old oil, and remove the filter with a specialized wrench. Apply fresh oil to the rubber seal on the new filter, and install it by hand. You need a large bucket, a socket wrench set and an oil filter wrench.Continue Reading
Start the engine, and allow it to run for a few minutes.
Place the front end of the vehicle on jack stands or a ramp.
Place a large bucket underneath the oil drain plug.
Loosen the bolt that secures the plug, and allow the oil to drain into the bucket. Remove the oil filler cap to quicken the flow.
Install a new oil drain plug gasket if needed, and replace the drain plug and filler cap.
Position the bucket underneath the oil filter, and use the oil filter wrench to remove it.
Use a clean rag to remove debris and gasket residue from the mounting surface.
Rub oil along the gasket of the new filter, and install the filter in the vehicle.
Add the necessary amount of oil for your vehicle in the oil reservoir.
Start the engine, and check for leaks underneath the vehicle. Use the dipstick to ensure the oil level is correct.