The Honda Accord usually has few problems during his life useful, and the maintenance regularly helps it last longer. The process to change the oil in a Honda Accord is simple, and you can easily find replacement filters in an auto shop. Here’s how to change the oil in a Honda Accord from 1996 to 2000.
- Raise your Honda Accord using a car jack. Then let it rest on the supports. If you do not have the supports, you can upload it to a ramp using a bracket to block the front wheels.
- Pop the hood and then remove the oil filler cap and dipstick. They can be found located on either side of the engine. The oil filler is usually above the rod.
- Have on hand your oil drip tray, the key filter, drain plug wrench, cleaning cloths, washer and new oil filter. Honda models require a 17 mm wrench to remove the drain plug. Slide under the car and locate the oil drain plug and filter. The cap is usually in the lower rear of the engine with the filter on the lower front section.
- Remove the drain plug with a 17 mm wrench. Get it out quickly and let the oil leak in the drip tray fall for about 10-15 minutes. Clean excess oil and replace the washer and the drain plug.
- Unscrew the old oil filter with the filter wrench and empty the oil in the drip tray. Place the filter in a plastic bag to get rid of him.
- Inspect the threads and make sure the rubber seal is not attached to the engine block. Cover the board with a little oil and replace the oil filter.
- Recharge your Accord with fresh oil and replace the rod. Accord models work better with a viscosity oil 5W-30 or 10W-30 depending on the temperature of your area. 5W is good for colder temperatures, while 10 W is good for very high temperatures. The Accord has approximately 4.5 quarts (4.5 liters) of oil.
- Turn on your car and let it run for a minute to create oil pressure. Check the dipstick. If the oil line is not complete, add a little more. Close the lid and lower the car.