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Toyota Corolla S Engine Oil Change Guide
A pictures illustrated step by step instruction manual for changing the 1ZZ-FE 1.8L engine oil in a 2005 Toyota Corolla S.

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2005 Toyota Corolla S

 
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Oil Catch Container

 
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Pure ONE Oil Filter PL14476

 


This picture illustrated guide is intended to assist owners of the 2005 Toyota Corolla S in changing their engine's oil.

Owners of other Toyota Corolla model years from 1966 to present (1st to 10th generation) may also find this guide helpful.

Other cars that might have similar engines or motor oil change procedures include the Toyota Camry, Prius Hybrid, Rav4, Celica, Paseo, Matrix, Auris, Scion tC, Geo Prizm, and the Pontiac Vibe.

To begin you'll need 4 quarts of 5W-30 engine oil which is the preferred lubrication for the 1ZZ-FE 1.8L I4 motor according to the owner's manual. The engine has a 3.7 quart (3.5L) oil capacity.

I bought an inexpensive 12 quart box of Advance Auto Parts brand 5W-30. I don't think this well engineered Japanese economy engine needs synthetic or anything more expensive.
 

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Oil Drain Bolt & Sump
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Oil Filter Receptacle
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Before you jack up the car, start the engine and let it run for a few minutes to get all the particles in the engine suspended in the oil. A cold engine oil change will leave pollutants inside the crankcase and cause premature wear. Once the engine is warm, you can jack up the car. Be sure to use jack stands as a backup precautionary safety measure. Locate the oil sump at the front left of the vehicle's underside and remove the 14MM oil drain plug bolt with your oil catch container below. Then remove the oil fill cap to prevent a vacuum and let the old oil flow out quickly.
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Funnel In Engine Oil Fill
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Odometer
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Used Mobil MO 4477 Filter
Go take a break for 5 minutes and let all the old oil drain out. Then you can clean the oil drain bolt, clean the oil filter seat, lube the new filter's rubber seal with new oil, screw in the new filter with just your hands, and replace the oil drain plug. Be careful with how tight you screw in the oil drain bolt, some oil sump pans are soft aluminum and can be cracked by using too much torque. Now you can lower the car off the jack stands, and put the funnel into the oil fill hole located in the valve cover. Start by pouring in just 3 and 1/2 quarts, start the engine, let it run for a few minutes, turn it off, and then check the oil level dipstick. Add more oil until the dipstick indicates that the oil level is full.
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Craftsman 2 1/4 Ton Trolley Jack
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SAE 5W-30 Motor Oil

 
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3 Ton Jack Stand
To turn off or reset the Maintenance Required light (Maint. Reqd.) on the car's gauge panel, change the LCD display to show the odometer reading (your car's total miles driven), turn the ignition key to "Off", press & hold the "Reset" button located just to the right of the LCD display, turn the key to "On" (not "Start"), after a few seconds the odometer will flash 00000 and the MAINT REQD indicator light will go away.

For more of my automotive how-to guides and product reviews, click on the following links: Toyota Corolla Engine Oil Change, Toyota Corolla Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide, Toyota Corolla Timing Chain Tensioner Replacement Guide, Toyota Corolla Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide, Toyota Corolla Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide, Toyota Corolla Fog Light Bulbs Replacement Guide, Toyota Corolla Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide, Toyota Corolla Overhead Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide, Meguiar's Headlight Buffing & Restoration Kit Review, K&N Air Filter Cleaning Guide, WeatherTech FloorLiner Interior Mats Review, Tail Light & Headlight Condensation Repair Guide, Garmin Nuvi 260W GPS Review, Buffing Old Faded Headlights, and Interior Carpet Replacement Guide.

 

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