Introduction

It is suggested that you change your engine oil and filter every 5000 miles.

Locate the hood latch beside the driver's side door, right next to the left foot rest. Locate the hood latch beside the driver's side door, right next to the left foot rest.
  • Locate the hood latch beside the driver's side door, right next to the left foot rest.

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Pull the latch toward you to release the hood.
  • Pull the latch toward you to release the hood.

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Walk around to the front of the vehicle. Slide your hand under the hood, directly above the Honda emblem. Locate and pull the hood tab to unlock the hood.
  • Walk around to the front of the vehicle.

  • Slide your hand under the hood, directly above the Honda emblem. Locate and pull the hood tab to unlock the hood.

  • Once the tab is released, lift the hood up.

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Use your left hand to hold the hood up. Locate the hood stand and pull it out of the clip.
  • Use your left hand to hold the hood up. Locate the hood stand and pull it out of the clip.

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Place the tip of the hood stand into the hole located in the upper left of the hood.
  • Place the tip of the hood stand into the hole located in the upper left of the hood.

  • Let the hood rest on the stand.

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Place the hydraulic floor jack under the vehicle until the saddle is directly under the crossmember. The crossmember is the long metal support beam that runs underneath from the front fender to the rear fender on both sides of the car.
  • Place the hydraulic floor jack under the vehicle until the saddle is directly under the crossmember.

  • The crossmember is the long metal support beam that runs underneath from the front fender to the rear fender on both sides of the car.

  • The saddle is the round metal part of the jack that moves upward as you pump the jack up.

Just for understanding: the crossmember runs from the legt fender to right fender, or am I wrong?

VauWeh - Reply

( I mean left fender)

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Push downward on the jack's lever to lift the saddle upward so that it contacts the crossmember. Continue pushing downward on the lever to lift the car upward.
  • Push downward on the jack's lever to lift the saddle upward so that it contacts the crossmember. Continue pushing downward on the lever to lift the car upward.

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Place the jack stand under the jack mounting point.
  • Place the jack stand under the jack mounting point.

  • The jack mounting point is a metallic protrusion beneath each of the car doors.

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Raise the jack stand until it contacts the jack mounting point.
  • Raise the jack stand until it contacts the jack mounting point.

  • In the event the floor jack fails, the jack stand is designed to prevent the car from falling.

Floor jack is not designed to hold the weight. In case the jack stand fails, put jack stand under the car if possible.

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Remove the dipstick by lifting vertically. Wipe all the oil off of the dipstick and put it back into the dipstick port.
  • Remove the dipstick by lifting vertically.

  • Wipe all the oil off of the dipstick and put it back into the dipstick port.

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Remove the dipstick and examine the oil levels. The oil level should be between the two dots on the dipstick.
  • Remove the dipstick and examine the oil levels. The oil level should be between the two dots on the dipstick.

You should check oil level when your car is level, which means, before jacking the car.

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After driving, engine oil needs time to cool before it can be safely changed. Wait about one hour after the engine has been turned off before attempting to change the oil. Crawl under the front of the car on your backside and identify the oil drain plug.
  • After driving, engine oil needs time to cool before it can be safely changed. Wait about one hour after the engine has been turned off before attempting to change the oil.

  • Crawl under the front of the car on your backside and identify the oil drain plug.

  • If there is any oil or residue around the drain plug, be sure to wipe it off before continuing.

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Place the oil drip pan under the drain plug and begin to loosen the drain plug with a 17mm wrench.
  • Place the oil drip pan under the drain plug and begin to loosen the drain plug with a 17mm wrench.

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Loosen drain plug slowly by hand until the bolt is completely removed and oil begins to flow, re-positioning the oil drip pan if needed. Loosen drain plug slowly by hand until the bolt is completely removed and oil begins to flow, re-positioning the oil drip pan if needed.
  • Loosen drain plug slowly by hand until the bolt is completely removed and oil begins to flow, re-positioning the oil drip pan if needed.

Loosen or remove oil filler cap to allow oil to flow out more efficiently.

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Let the oil completely drain into the drip pan and replace and tighten the drain plug.
  • Let the oil completely drain into the drip pan and replace and tighten the drain plug.

  • Set the drip pan aside.

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Identify the oil filter and place drip pan under the oil filter to catch falling oil. Using a pair of channel locks, grip the oil filter tightly and twist counterclockwise to loosen. Oil will drip out from the threads as you loosen it so have the oil drip pan ready.
  • Identify the oil filter and place drip pan under the oil filter to catch falling oil.

  • Using a pair of channel locks, grip the oil filter tightly and twist counterclockwise to loosen.

  • Oil will drip out from the threads as you loosen it so have the oil drip pan ready.

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Slowly loosen the oil filter by hand until it is free. Slowly loosen the oil filter by hand until it is free. Slowly loosen the oil filter by hand until it is free.
  • Slowly loosen the oil filter by hand until it is free.

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Drain the remaining oil in the filter by inverting it over the drip pan. Be sure to wipe down any oil that might have leaked during the process.
  • Drain the remaining oil in the filter by inverting it over the drip pan.

  • Be sure to wipe down any oil that might have leaked during the process.

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Get the replacement filter and lightly spread clean engine oil onto the rubber gasket of the new filter. Get the replacement filter and lightly spread clean engine oil onto the rubber gasket of the new filter.
  • Get the replacement filter and lightly spread clean engine oil onto the rubber gasket of the new filter.

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Thread the new filter into the oil filter port by turning the filter clockwise.
  • Thread the new filter into the oil filter port by turning the filter clockwise.

  • Once the rubber gasket contacts the engine block, use the channel locks to turn the filter one full turn CW.

  • Over tightening may cause the gasket to break and leak oil.

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Locate the oil fill cap on top of the engine and unscrew it.
  • Locate the oil fill cap on top of the engine and unscrew it.

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Using a funnel, pour 5 quarts of 5W-20 oil into the opening, making sure not to spill oil onto or around the engine.
  • Using a funnel, pour 5 quarts of 5W-20 oil into the opening, making sure not to spill oil onto or around the engine.

  • Screw on and tighten the oil fill cap.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Excellent tips and advice my brotha thnk. U keep up the great work

Leonardo - Reply

You should do it while the engine is hot so the oil drains faster. Removing the the fill cap should be done before removing the drain plug. That will also help the oil drain faster and more completely. And 5 quarts is too much for that engine. It's more like 4.4 or 4.5 quarts. Over filling it is really bad. The counterweights on the crankshaft will splash in the oil creating a froth with air bubbles in it causing the oil to not lubricate the engine well which will wear out the engine faster

radloffmatthew - Reply

Yeah. What he said. Well maybe not a hot engine... But certainly not a cold one.

codeh d -

Can u pls help me for my accord problem

I just recently change my oil last 3 months and now the dipstick is showing no oil I had use castrol edge 5w-40 fully synthetic oil and now there is no oil can u pls help me

Siddhant Mhatre -

Reset the oil change indicator:

Turn the key to the "on" position (be sure to not start the vehicle)

Press the Select/Reset knob used to access the odometer and trip readings until it displays the oil life percentage

Press and hold the knob until the oil life percentage begins to blink

Release the knob

Depress the knob again until the oil life percentage resets to 100%

Brian Keith - Reply

The oil pan drain plug will have a washer on it. Acts as a gasket. Don't lose it. You shoul use a new one each oil change.

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