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Locate the oil pan drain plug underneath the car. It is a 13 mm hex bolt that faces towards the rear of the car.

Place an oil drain pan underneath the oil pan to catch the draining oil. Remember to place it towards the rear of the car, since the oil will come out of the oil pan in a stream.

Be very cautious when working under a car that has been running recently, because the oil pan and transmission will be very hot.

Loosen the oil pan drain plug with a 13 mm socket wrench until it comes off and oil is draining out of the oil pan.

Watch for shiny specks in the draining oil. Small metal flakes could mean a serious problem inside your engine.

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