How to Change Your Motor Oil Introduction Plan to change your motor oil every 3,000 miles or every 3 months if you want to be on the safe side, but know that most cars no longer require an oil change after every 3,000 miles. You will not damage the engine by letting it run 4,000 miles in between oil changes. However, if you've been driving in very hot and/or dusty conditions you should stick to the 3,000 mile schedule, or even more frequent changes. Instructions Difficulty: Moderately Challenging Getting Ready Things You'll Need · Old Rags · Ratchet Sets · Car Jacks · New Oil Filters · Car Manuals · Funnels · Oil Drain Pans · Oil Filter Wrenches · Plastic Containers · Jack Stands · Rubber Gloves · Socket Sets · 4 - 5 quarts motor oil · Car Creepers Steps Step One Gather necessary tools and materials (refer to Necessary Items list). If you plan to change your oil regularly, consider investing in jack stands, a socket set and an oil drain pan. Step Two Run the car's engine for 10 minutes before you drain the oil. Warm oil drains faster than cold oil. Step Three Park the car on a level surface, engage the parking brake and turn off the engine. If your car has a low clearance, raise it by driving it onto a ramp or by jacking it up and supporting it securely. Step Four Open the hood and place the new oil and funnel on top of the engine to ensure that you won't forget to add oil afterwards (an expensive mistake that many do-it-yourselfers make!). Tips & Warnings · Consult your owner's manual or an automotive parts specialist to find out the weight of oil and type of oil filter your car needs. · You'll need the year, make, model and mileage of your car if you go to an auto parts store. · Make sure the car is securely supported before you crawl underneath. · You will need two jack stands to support the front of your car after jacking it up. Never get under a car that is supported only by a jack! A pair of jack stands costs less than $20. Draining the Oil and Changing the Oil Filter Steps Step One Crawl under the car once it is securely supported. Step Two Locate the oil drain plug on the underside of the engine, usually near the front center of the car. Consult your owner's manual for the exact location. Step Three Place the oil drain pan under the plug and loosen the plug with a socket wrench. Remember: turn counterclockwise to remove bolts. Step Four Remove the plug by hand. Be prepared for the rush of hot oil! Step Five Let the oil drain into the pan. Hold onto the plug. Step SixReposition the pan, if necessary, to catch all the dripping oil. Step Seven Wipe off the drain plug and the plug opening when the oil finishes draining. Step Eight Replace the drain plug gasket. Step Nine Reinstall the plug. Always start threading any bolts or screws by hand to prevent cross threading. Step Ten Tighten with a wrench or socket. Be careful not to overtighten the plug. Step Eleven Locate the existing oil filter. Oil filters are usually on the side of the engine. Step Twelve Position the oil pan underneath the filter to catch any remaining oil. Step Thirteen Use an adjustable oil filter wrench to unscrew the old oil filter. Step Fourteen Use a rag to wipe the area where the filter mounts to the engine. Make sure the rubber seal of the old filter is not stuck to the engine. 15 Step Fifteen
Use some new oil to lightly coat the rubber seal of the new filter. Step Sixteen Screw the new filter into place by hand. It's usually not necessary to tighten the oil filter with the oil filter wrench, but have it at the ready if you're grip's not strong (or large) enough. Tips & Warnings · Wear gloves to remove the plug if it's hot. · It's always best to replace the oil drain plug gasket. · Use the right size wrench or socket. Don't use an adjustable wrench: you can strip the bolt. · Handle hot automotive oil with extreme care. · Be careful when removing the old oil filter. It's full of oil. Installing New Oil and Cleaning Up Steps Step One Locate the oil filler cap on top of the engine. Remove it. Step Two Place the funnel in the opening and pour in the new oil. Typically, you will use 4 to 5 quarts of oil. Check your manual for the correct oil capacity. Step Three Replace the cap when you're finished. Step FourRun the engine for a minute, then check the dipstick. Add more oil if necessary. Step Five Check the area around the oil drain plug and the filter for oil leaks. Tighten the plug or oil filter if you find leakage. Step Six Use rags and newspapers to wipe away excess oil. Step Seven Pour the used oil into a plastic container after the used oil cools. Step EightDispose the used oil properly: either bring it to a recycling center or an auto repair shop that can recycle it for you. Don't pour it down the sewer! Tips & Warnings · Record the date and mileage after you change the oil so you will know when your car is due for another oil change. It helps to put a small sticker on your windshield to remind you. · Handle hot motor oil with extreme caution. · Only dispose of used motor oil and filters at authorized locations.
the 2003 expedition does have cabin air filter
not so much an answr but direction. I believe it is the same as the 2003 so look at the answer for the 2003 expedition.
Are you sure it has a cabin filter? Purchase a Purolator cabin filter for your vehicle. It comes with complete instructions.
use your hands Xd
In your air box at the filter side
There are not any special tools needed to remove the brakes on your 2003 Ford Expedition. You will need a lug wrench, a 9/16 socket, a screwdriver, and a needle nose pliers.
To change the return filter on a 2003 Chevy Silverado is easy. Simply open the hood of your car and gently remove the filter and replace with new filter. that it!
You have to remove the transmission oil pan to access the filter.
The fuel filter is located along the frame rail under the vehicle and is accessible only from under the vehicle.
The fuel filter on a 2003 Eddie Bauer Expedition is on the drivers side in the middle of the rear door between the fuel cell and the frame rail. 12 inch long plastic shield,that is attached to the fuel cell, pop it off and squeeze the blue clips with a drain pan at hand. No tools required.Probably the easiest fuel filter you will ever change. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fuel Filter Location The fuel filter is located along the frame rail under the vehicle and is accessible only from underneath the vehicle.
To change the air filter on the 2003 Mustang Cobra, you will need to first remove the air filter cover. Then, pull the filter out of the reservoir and add the new filter. Replace the cover.
The oil filter on a 2003 Dodge Dakota is located on the bottom, right side of the engine. A special filter wrench is needed to properly grip and remove the filter.
The 2003 Chevrolet Suburban fuel filter is located inside of the gas tank. You will to remove the gas tank in order to change the fuel filter.
On my 2003 Expedition XLT it is located near the rear door on the drivers side attached to the outboard side of the tank. That cover makes it look like part of the tank.
Remove glove box. Remove cabin air filter cover. Replace filter. Put cover back in place, then the glove box.
Remove the tranny pan
Here is the number three coil pack located?
Just remove the fuse and look at it.
To change the air filter, remove air filter box top under the hood by unhooking clips. Then, remove the filter and insert a new one. Finally, reclip the top.
According to the 2003 Ford Expedition Owner Guide : With engine oil filter change : 5.7 liters / 6.0 quarts ( for both the 4.6 liter and 5.4 liter V8 engines )
According to the 2003 Ford Expedition Owner Guide : With engine oil filter change : Both the 4.6 and the 5.4 take ( 5.7 liters / 6.0 U.S. quarts of 5W-20 )
Underneath drivers side ac cabin air filter remove filter and remove the housing it's right under there
The 2003 Ford Expedition has 16 valves.
The 2003 Ford Expedition has a V8 engine.
YOU HAVE TO REMOVE THE EXHAUST TO GET TO THE OIL FILTER. IT TAKES ABOUT 1 HOUR TO DO AN IOL/OIL FILTER CHANGE. THE FILTER IS BEHIND THE EXHAUST PIPE.