Changing oil in your truck saves your time and money, Taking the truck to a maintenance shop takes about full day after making an appointment and driving to the shop. After learning how to do this, you will never take it to a shop again.
Before changing the oil you should run the truck and warm the oil to gather all the dirty particles. also, It will be easier to be drained and Make sure that the parking brake is set.
Get wrench fits your drain plug, an oil filter, an oil filter wrench, a bucket for catching the oil, and the oil. ensure knowing what type of oil your truck requires. If you do not know, you can find this in your truck manual and the oil capacity also, or you can easily ask some one who knows.
- at first, Jack up your truck by floor jack. get the jack between the front tires in the center of the front brace . Making sure that the surface you parked on is stable, so that the jack doesn't move. Jack up your truck to get the front tires off the ground. For being safe, get a jack stand under the brace, inside of the two front tires To ensure that the vehicle will not fall on you while changing the oil in case of failing the jack. Blocking the rear tires will also help eliminate the risk of the jack moving.
- then, Slide under the truck then Locate the oil pan and loosen the bolt at the end of the oil pan.
Before unscrewing the bolt is completely, get the bucket underneath the drain plug to catch the oil as it drains.
- get the oil Drained from the oil pan, then clean the bolt and screw it back in using your fingers. then you should take the wrench and tighten it one more quarter to half rotation to ensure that the bolt it tightened enough, but don't tight so much, because it will pinch the rubber seal.
- Using the oil filter wrench unscrew the oil filter (at the right of the oil pan). Before screwing out the filter, place the container under the filter again for catching any oil still in the filter
- screw the new filter in place of the old filter which is Disposed of. make sure that you have the correct filter, because size will vary depending on model and type of motor of your truck. Also, make sure that you have removed off the O-ring from old filter of the filter housing for being sure that the new filter gets installed correctly.
- rub fresh oil around the rim of the filter to ensure that there is a good seal when the new filter is screwed in then Hand tighten the filter taking the oil filter wrench and tighten one more quarter turn.
- get the tools gathered and move from under the truck then get the two jack stands removed and low the floor jack.
- Pop the hood of the truck and unscrew the oil cap (located on the left side of the engine). any debris should be removed as it could potentially fall into the oil. Put the recommended amount of oil into your truck. Screw the oil cap back on then close the hood of the truck.
finally, Run your truck about ten minutes, then check the oil level with dipstick. Top off oil if wanted and Do not forget to release the parking brake before driving the truck again.