Pull the old cartridge oil filter out of the filter cap and discard it. Jack Stands can be placed at the manufacturer specified jack points to support the car. Ensure the Vehicle is Level In order to make sure that you add the correct amount of fluid, you will need to have the car level. Just don't fall for the extra stuff at the dealership. The drain plug will be coming out one more time, but the fill plug can be secured and covered back up. You should always attempt to verify the information with your vehicle manual or information provided on the underhood stick, sometimes also located on the top of the accumulator.
Start the Engine Without removing the car from the jack stands, go ahead and start the engine. This engine has been used for many years. We always factor in your area's climate, your mileage, and driving style when helping you select your oil. Posting videos advertising parts, accessories, or your giveaway also counts. Oils with a lower value before the W allow for easier starting of the engine in cold weather. Looking for the best oil type for your 2014 Toyota Sienna? Everything is purchased by us! I placed my level against the body of the vehicle in the middle where the two parts of the body are pinched together.
The only exception would be specific questions about certain models that you cannot find out from your own research. If replacement is necessary, contact your Toyota dealer. Be careful since the old oil may be hot enough to burn your skin depending on how long you warmed up the engine. For most Toyotas, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. To make things easier on your busy schedule, our stores are open late and on weekends. Pop open the hood, twist off the oil filler cap in the counter clockwise direction and pull up the yellow handled oil level dipstick a few inches. Don't bother if it's a video—which we have now stated three times above is not allowed—self promoting your YouTube channel.
Donations are not tax deductible. I suggest hand threading it in with the 6mm hex key. Schedule a Toyota Sienna oil change appointment today and allow our expert oil technicians to care for your vehicle's most important system. It is used in registering the ownership of your vehicle. Using my deep-well, impact socket I was able to just grab on to the socket and twist them out by hand.
Some oil may begin to drip down once you've loosened the filter cap. Spin off the oil filter cap and allow the old oil to drain from the receptacle for a few minutes. Position the used oil catch container to just below the oil drain bolt. Spin on the oil filler cap in the clockwise direction and push down the engine oil level dipstick. Refrigerant and oil capacity guides are based on data provided by sources such as AllData and Mitchell.
Note: I am not a registered charity. Slowly pour in the rest of the oil while repeatedly checking the dipstick until the level reaches just at or below the upper metal dot. I find the prices at the dealership are actually better than I can get at one of those quick lube places though. We are doing this to get the fluid that we have just added mixed together with the rest of the fluid in the transmission so that we can get a better temperature reading. You will likely have some fluid come out when you remove this, so you will want to have your drain pan underneath it while you are removing the plug.
It is far better to have slightly less oil in an engine than necessary than to have too much. Locate the black metal oil pan with the silver metal oil drain bolt located at the rear edge. If you are unsure where the lift points are for your vehicle, consult your owners manual. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. The cover can pivot out of the way revealing the transmission fill plug. I like to go around the hub two times with the torque wrench just to make sure that they are all correct. Lower the vehicle from the jack stands using the floor jack.
When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Sienna and that the filter is being changed too. As to what sort of transmission fluid to use, you need to make sure that the fluid meets the manufacturer specifications. Lubricating the rubber o-ring will help it form a better seal, prevent oil leaks, and make it easier to remove at the next oil change. Torque Lug Nuts to Spec The Lug nuts on the 2014 Toyota Sienna should be torqued to 76ft-lbs. Remove the Transmission Fill Plug The transmission fill plug requires a 24mm socket.
. Spin out the oil drain bolt and set it aside in a safe place. Run the engine for a few minutes, shut off the engine, and wait at least 5 to 10 minutes for the oil to drain back down to the pan. Once the fluid stops flowing at this step, the transmission fluid level is correct. Loosen the oil drain bolt by turning it counter clockwise with the 14mm socket and ratcheting wrench.