However, 10W-30 will not protect your engine from extreme cold, such as temperatures below 15 degrees Fahrenheit. I just did a long block replacement in a 2004 Cave that was driven by a speed demon of a kid. Or any error which appears on the display. Buy a good filter, they are not all the same. The bolt was located near where the right front axle goes into the tranny, and was close to the engine oil plug. With the correct Oil and Filter 25,000 miles or 1 year what ever comes first.
The black cap … will be facing up at you. If you can't do this, see our page to find a Chevrolet Cavalier oil filter wrench. The drain plug is underneath and it should be a 15 mm, if not, then a 13 mm. This video shows you the location of your oil drain plug, oil filter, oil fill cap and dipstick in addition to the steps needed to change the oil and filter in your Cavalier. Now the lines on my 91' Cavalier were all rusted, so I took a hack saw and cut on both sides of the filter. My Gawd, Get off yer butt , get on the ground and change the oil.
I work for a chevy dealer and all ecotec's take 5 quarts. If you choose an Online Manual, you will receive all the content available in print, can use it on any device, and in full colour. Once you locate the filter, take the filter wrench of your choice I like the ones that look like…. Then, I unscrewed the lines from the filter and placed them on the new one. Drain plug in normal spot, 5 and a little more for oil.
General Motors recommends using 5W-30 motor oil in your 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier. What has been the experience of others on this group with either a new or 2003 model with the 2. Small greenish looking o-ring will break if not done right. Write in the search box the car name for which you want to find information, and find how to reset other service reminders when by yourself. However, the Amsoil website gives the capacity as 4. If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. The other style is a cartridge style that is concealed with a plug.
That it is the full procedure how to. A few feet from the end of the car, located in the middle basically right after the trunk. It depends on what engine you have. Also you might get some leakage from the gas that is already in the filter it may spray you in the face if you are not careful. . Start the engine and let it run a few minutes to fill the filter with oil. Cheap filters with cardboard filtering mediums not only do a lesser filtering job they restrict oil flow.
The owner's manual for my 2004 Cavalier with 2. I drive a 2004 Chevy Cavalier, 2. You can use our online manuals immediately on your web browser. Then went and bought some rubber hoses and some clamps and just clamped them… Follow the fuel line from the engine toward the rear of the car and you will find it. I recently rear ended someone and as a result replaced my radiator, among other things. This can be a little tough so be careful. You may have to remove a shield to get to it.
I have a 1997 Chevy Cavalier 2. Rub a small of oil on the gasket of the new filter. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Cavalier and that the filter is being changed too. As oil is used, it slowly breaks down, and its lubricating ability is diminished. You will see it when you look under the hood.
General Motors recommends having your oil changes, as well as all other service, performed at your nearest Chevrolet dealer. It has a level control plug used to check the fluid level but this has to be done with the engine running to get the correct reading. Basically it is just a cartridge that snaps in. Just make sure that the filter and filter cap sit right before screwing back in. To change it is pretty easy if you take the… The fuel filter is located in the rear of the car. It converts into an acid that stops protecting and lubricating your engine and this is why to keep your engine in top shape, 3000 miles is recommended.
Under no circumstances is it acceptable to use anything other than 5W-30 or 10W-30. Place it back in and tighten it snug. Add 6 quarts of oil to the oil filler tube located on top of the engine in the front and middle of the engine compartment. Most Chevrolets have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. Additionally, old engine oil gets dirty, which further affects its ability to lubricate. This online manual includes extensive video tutorials for your vehicle, on key jobs you are likely to encounter.