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Jeep Renegade 2.4L I4 Engine Oil Change Guide
How to change the motor oil and filter on a 1st generation 2015 to 2018 Jeep Renegade with the 2.4L I4 engine.

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2016 Renegade 2.4L I4 Engine
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Oil Filler Cap
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Twist Off Counterclockwise

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and perhaps also the 2019 & 2020 model years) Jeep Renegade SUV in changing the motor oil and replacing the oil filter on the TigerShark MultiAir II 2.4 liter inline four cylinder engine.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM or Fiat vehicles such as the 200, 300, Pacifica, Town & Country, Avenger, Charger, Challenger, Journey, Dart, Durango, Magnum, Grand Caravan, Fiat 500 500X or 500L, Fiat 124 Spider, Grand Cherokee, Wrangler, Compass, Liberty, Patriot, ProMaster, 1500 and C/V Tradesman minivan may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible oil filters with their part numbers are as follows: Mobil 1 M1-113, Fram HM10060, Mopar 4892339AA, ACDelco PF48E, Purolator PL12222, Pennzoil HPZ-167, Valvoline VO88 and Pentius PLB10060.

The tools needed to complete this oil change procedure include a Torx T30 screwdriver, a 10mm socket, a 13mm socket, an extension bar, a 3/8" drive ratchet a Lisle 63600 oil filter wrench (optional) and an automotive funnel.

The Tigershark 2.4L I4 engine's oil capacity specification for an oil change with filter replacement is 5.5 U.S. quarts (or 5.2L) of new SAE 0W-20 oil.

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Lift Up Dipstick
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Metal Under Engine Cover
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Oil Drain Bolt
The first three steps are to warm up the engine for a few minutes, park the SUV on a level surface and turn off the ignition.

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

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

Open the hood to access the engine bay.

Twist off the round black plastic oil filler cap in the counterclockwise direction and lift up the yellow plastic handled oil level dipstick an inch or two.

Removing the oil filler cap and partially removing the dipstick will help prevent a vacuum from forming and also allow the old oil to drain out more quickly.

Look under the front of the SUV and locate the black metal under engine cover (also known as the "skid plate" or "splash guard").

There is a cut out section in the skid plate to access the oil drain bolt, but in order to replace the oil filter, you'll need to remove the entire skid plate.

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Remove Torx Bolts
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Loosen Counterclockwise
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Skid Plate To Bumper Cover
There are five black metal bolts near the front edge of the under engine cover that secure it to the plastic front bumper cover.

Remove the five bolts by turning them counterclockwise with a Torx T-30 star bit screwdriver.

Set the five Torx T-30 screws aside in a safe place.

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5 Torx Bolts Removed
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Four Front Bolts
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Loosen Counterclockwise
There are four larger silver metal bolts near the front edge of the skid plate.

Remove the four larger bolts by turning them counterclockwise with a 13mm socket and a 3/8" drive ratchet.

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Four Large Bolts Removed
Set the four 13mm bolts aside with the Torx screws.
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Six Rear Small Bolts
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Loosen Counterclockwise
There are six smaller silver metal bolts closer to the rear edge of the skid plate.

Keep one hand on the skid plate for extra safety.

Remove the six smaller bolts by turning them counterclockwise with a 10mm socket and a ratchet.

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Driver Side Small Bolt
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Six Small Bolts Removed
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Four 13mm, 5 Torx, Six 10mm
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Remove Metal Skid Plate
Set the six 10mm bolts aside with the other fasteners.

Carefully pull the metal skid plate back to disengage it from the front bumper cover.

Rest the skid plate on a towel and slide it back away from the engine bay.

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Old Oil Filter Location
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Used Oil Catch Basin
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13mm Socket
Locate the black metal oil pan and the oil drain bolt.

The oil filter is located just in front of the oil pan closer to the front of the SUV.

Slide the used oil catch container to just below the oil drain plug.

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Loosen Counterclockwise
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Spin Out Drain Plug
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Drain Out Old Oil
Loosen the oil drain bolt by turning it counterclockwise with a 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.

Remove the oil drain bolt and 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.

If the oil drain bolt is equipped with a crush washer or a gasket, inspect it and replace it if necessary.



 

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Replace Oil Drain Bolt
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Move Drain Pan Forward
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Old Oil Filter Location
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 in the clockwise direction with the 13mm socket and a 3/8" drive ratchet to just past hand tight or about 25 lb-ft of torque.

Slide the used oil catch basin forward to just below the old oil filter.

The round canister style oil filter is located just in front of the black metal oil pan.

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Lisle Oil Filter Wrench
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Loosen Counterclockwise
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Dip Finger In New Oil
Twist off the old oil filter in the counterclockwise direction.

If the old oil filter on too tightly and you have trouble removing, I highly recommend using a Lisle 63600 oil filter wrench.

Attach the oil filter wrench to a short extension bar and a 3/8" drive ratchet.

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

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

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Lubricate Rubber O-Ring
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Spin On New Oil Filter
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Metal Engine Skid Plate
I recommend buying the Mobil 1 M1-113 oil filter since it has excellent reviews on Amazon.

Dip your pinky finger in to some new oil.

Lubricate the rubber o-ring gasket on the new oil filter.

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

Spin 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 filter to prevent from damaging the rubber o-ring which could lead to an oil leak.

Double check that the oil drain bolt and the new oil filter are tight before moving on to the next steps.

Slide the skid plate forward to just below the engine.

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Spin In 10mm Bolts
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Spin In 13mm Bolts
Raise the skid plate and insert the front edge above the bottom lip of the front bumper cover.

Spin in the six 10mm bolts a few turns by hand in the clockwise direction to prevent them from becoming cross threaded.

Spin in the four 13mm bolts near the front edge of the skid plate.

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Tighten Clockwise
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Tighten the six 10mm bolts and the four 13mm bolts in the clockwise direction until they are snug.
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Replace Torx Screws
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Under Engine Cover Secured
Move to the front edge of the skid plate.

The five Torx screws secure the lower lip of the plastic front bumper cover to the metal skid plate.

Replace the five Torx T-30 torx screws by turning them clockwise until they are snug.

Double check that the 15 fasteners (five T30, six 10mm & four 13mm) are tight before moving on to the next steps.

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Insert Funnel - Oil Filler Hole
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Pour In New Oil
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Check Dipstick Oil Level
Insert the automotive funnel in to the oil filler hole.

The Jeep Renegade Tigershark MultiAir II 2.4L I4 engine's oil capacity specification for an oil change with a filter replacement is 5.5 U.S. quarts (or 5.2 liters) of new SAE 0W-20 oil.

It is far better to have slightly less oil than necessary in an engine than to over fill it.

Running an engine that has been over filled with oil may lead to sluggish performance, cause damage to seals, gaskets or other components.

I recommend at first slowly pouring in only about 4.75 to 5.25 U.S. quarts of oil at first.

Then temporarily replace the oil filler cap and push down the dipstick.

Start the engine and allow it to warm up to near operating temperature for at least a few minutes.

Turn off the ignition and allow the new oil to drain back down to the oil pan for at least five to ten minutes.

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

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Replace Oil Dipstick
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Replace Oil Filler Cap
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Oil Change Complete
If necessary, slowly pour in more oil and repeatedly check the level on the dipstick until it reaches just at or below the top of the cross hatched area which indicates the "Full" or "Maximum" oil level.

You may not need to pour in the entire 5.5 U.S. quarts total oil capacity in order for the level on the dipstick to reach the "FULL" line depending on how long you allowed the old oil to drain out.

Replace the oil filler cap by twisting it on in the clockwise direction until it is snug.

Push the dipstick back into place.

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

I'd also recommend checking your driveway, garage or parking spot for fresh drops of oil over the next few days which might indicate a problem such as a loose drain bolt or a loose oil filter.

For more, please check out all of my Jeep Renegade DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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