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Chrysler 200 2.4L I4 Engine Oil Change Guide
How to change the motor oil and replace the oil filter on the 2.4L I4 engine in a 2015, 2016 or 2017 Chrysler 200.

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2015 Chrysler 200 2.4L I4
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Raise Front of Car
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Under Engine Cover

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation 2015, 2016 and 2017 Chrysler 200 sedan in changing the motor oil and replacing the oil filter on the Tigershark MultiAir 2 SOHC 2.4 liter inline four cylinder engine.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM or Fiat vehicles such as the 300, Pacifica, Town & Country, Avenger, Charger, Challenger, Journey, Dart, Durango, Magnum, Grand Caravan, Fiat 500, Fiat 124 Spider, Grand Cherokee, Renegade, Wrangler, Compass, Liberty, Patriot, ProMaster, 1500 and C/V Tradesman minivan may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement oil filters with their part numbers are as follows: Mobil 1 M1-113, Fram HM10060, ACDelco PF48E, Royal Purple 10-48 and Wix 57060.

The tools needed to complete this procedure include a floor jack, two jack stands, a flathead screwdriver, a 13mm socket, a 3/8" drive ratchet, a Lisle 63600 oil filter wrench (optional), a used oil catch container and an automotive funnel.

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Drain Bolt Access Cover
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Oil Filter Access Cover
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
The first several steps is to warm up the engine for at least a few minutes, park the car on a level surface, turn off the ignition and shift the transmission in to "Park".

Warming up the engine will help suspend any contaminants within the old oil and also allow it to drain out more quickly.

Engage the emergency parking brake and place wheel chocks on both sides of the rear wheels to prevent the car from moving.

Carefully raise the front of the car with the floor jack and securely support it with at least two jack stands.

Slide under the engine bay of the car with the flathead screwdriver.

Locate the oil drain bolt access cover and the oil filter access cover.

Rotate the black plastic screw on the oil drain bolt access cover 1/4 turn counterclockwise to release the fastener.

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Open Access Cover
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Open Filter Access Panel
Swing down the oil drain bolt access cover.

Rotate the black plastic screw on the oil filter access cover 1/4 turn counterclockwise to release the fastener.

Swing the oil filter access panel down.

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Oil Pan & Oil Drain Bolt
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Old Oil Filter Exposed
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Used Oil Catch Basin
Slide the used oil catch container to just below the oil drain bolt.
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13mm Socket & Ratchet
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Loosen Counterclockwise
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Drain Out Old Oil
Loosen the oil drain bolt in the counterclockwise direction with the 13mm socket and a 3/8" drive ratchet.

Be careful when you remove the oil drain bolt. The old oil might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Allow the old oil to drain out for at least 5 to 10 minutes or until the flow slows down to just an occasional drip.

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Replace Oil Drain Bolt
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Close Drain Bolt Cover
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Twist Off Old Oil Filter
If the oil drain bolt is equipped with a crush washer or a gasket, inspect it and replace it if necessary.

Spin in the oil drain bolt a few turns by hand in the clockwise direction to prevent it from becoming cross threaded.

Tighten the oil drain bolt with the 13mm socket and a 3/8" drive ratchet to just past hand tight or about 25 lb-ft of torque.

Double check that the oil drain bolt is tight before moving on to the next steps.

Swing the oil drain bolt access cover closed and rotate the plastic screw 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.



 

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Drain Oil From Filter
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Oil Filter Wrench
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Loosen Counterclockwise
Slide the used oil catch basin forward to just below the old oil filter.

I recommend using a Lisle 63600 oil filter wrench to remove the old oil filter.

Spin off the old oil filter in the counterclockwise direction.

Allow the old oil to drain out from the filter receptacle for at least a few minutes.

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Dip Finger In New Oil
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Lubricate Rubber O-Ring
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Twist On New Oil Filter
Dip your pinky finger in to some new oil and lubricate the rubber o-ring gasket on the new oil filter.

Lubricating the rubber o-ring on the new oil filter will help it form a better seal, prevent oil leaks and also make it easier to remove it during the next oil change.

Make sure that the rubber o-ring gasket from the old oil filter is not still attached to the engine.

Twist on the new oil filter in the clockwise direction to about 1/3 to 1/2 turn past hand tight.

Try to avoid over tightening the new oil filter to prevent from damaging the rubber o-ring which may lead to an oil leak.

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Close Oil Filter Access
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Lower From Jack Stands

Double check that the new oil filter is tight.

Close the filter access cover and rotate the black plastic screw 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Carefully lower the car from the jack stands by using the floor jack.

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Oil Filler Cap
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Twist Off Counterclockwise
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Insert Automotive Funnel
Move to the engine bay of the vehicle.

Twist off the oil filler cap in the counterclockwise direction.

Set the oil filler cap aside in a safe place.

Insert the automotive funnel in to the oil filler hole.

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Pour In New Oil
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Check Dipstick Oil Level
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Replace Oil Filler Cap
The Tigershark 2.4L I4 engine's oil capacity specification listed in the service manual for an oil change with a filter replacement is 5.5 U.S. quarts (or 5.2L) of SAE 0W-20 weight oil.

It is far better to have slightly less oil in an engine than to run an engine that has been overfilled.

I recommend only pouring in about 5 to 5.25 quarts of oil at first.

Temporarily replace the oil filler cap, start the engine and allow it to warm up for a few minutes. Turn off the ignition and allow the new oil to drain back down to the oil pan for at least 5 to 10 minutes.

Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean with a paper towel, fully re-insert it and pull it out again to check the oil level.

If necessary, slowly pour in the rest of the 5.5 quarts of oil and repeatedly check the level on the dipstick until it reaches just at or below the upper line on the cross hatched area at the end of the dipstick which indicates the "Full" or "Maximum" line.

Be sure to record the oil change in your car's service records.

It would also be a good idea to check your driveway, garage or parking spot for fresh drops of oil over the next few days which might indicate a leak from the oil drain bolt or the new filter.

For more, please check out all of my 2015-2017 Chrysler 200 DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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