crwdns2894164:0crwdne2894164:0

crwdns2915892:0crwdne2915892:0

It is suggested that you change your engine oil and filter every 5000 miles.

  1. 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change, Opening the Hood: step 1, image 1 of 2 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change, Opening the Hood: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Locate the hood latch beside the driver's side door, right next to the left foot rest.

    I change my oil every 5.000 miles like clockwork I did a compression test a few weeks ago and it's only lost about 2% of it compression and done 160.000 miles so well worth it

    Graham Wells - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

  2. 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Pull the latch toward you to release the hood.

  3. 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change: step 3, image 1 of 2 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Walk around to the front of the vehicle.

    • Slide your hand under the hood, directly above the Honda emblem. Locate and pull the hood tab to unlock the hood.

    • Once the tab is released, lift the hood up.

  4. 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Use your left hand to hold the hood up. Locate the hood stand and pull it out of the clip.

  5. 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Place the tip of the hood stand into the hole located in the upper left of the hood.

    • Let the hood rest on the stand.

  6. 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change, Using a Floor Jack: step 6, image 1 of 2 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change, Using a Floor Jack: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Place the hydraulic floor jack under the vehicle until the saddle is directly under the crossmember.

    • The crossmember is the long metal support beam that runs underneath from the front fender to the rear fender on both sides of the car.

    • The saddle is the round metal part of the jack that moves upward as you pump the jack up.

    Just for understanding: the crossmember runs from the legt fender to right fender, or am I wrong?

    VauWeh - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

  7. 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change, Using floor jack to lift car.: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Push downward on the jack's lever to lift the saddle upward so that it contacts the crossmember. Continue pushing downward on the lever to lift the car upward.

  8. 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Place the jack stand under the jack mounting point.

    • The jack mounting point is a metallic protrusion beneath each of the car doors.

  9. 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Raise the jack stand until it contacts the jack mounting point.

    • In the event the floor jack fails, the jack stand is designed to prevent the car from falling.

    Floor jack is not designed to hold the weight. In case the jack stand fails, put jack stand under the car if possible.

    BBMonster - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

  10. 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change, Engine oil and oil filter: step 10, image 1 of 2 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change, Engine oil and oil filter: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the dipstick by lifting vertically.

    • Wipe all the oil off of the dipstick and put it back into the dipstick port.

  11. 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the dipstick and examine the oil levels. The oil level should be between the two dots on the dipstick.

    You should check oil level when your car is level, which means, before jacking the car.

    BBMonster - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

  12. 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Locate the oil fill cap on top of the engine and unscrew it.

    Usually opened prior to opening drain plug to facilitate draining.

    Yoron - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

  13. 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change: step 13, image 1 of 2 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change: step 13, image 2 of 2
    • After driving, engine oil needs time to cool before it can be safely changed. Wait about one hour after the engine has been turned off before attempting to change the oil.

    • Crawl under the front of the car on your backside and identify the oil drain plug.

    • If there is any oil or residue around the drain plug, be sure to wipe it off before continuing.

  14. 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Place the oil drip pan under the drain plug and begin to loosen the drain plug with a 17mm wrench.

    Turn left or right to loosen?

    Mayra Flores - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Righty tighty—-lefty Loosey!!

    Kevin R Brown - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

  15. 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change: step 15, image 1 of 2 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change: step 15, image 2 of 2
    • Loosen drain plug slowly by hand until the bolt is completely removed and oil begins to flow, re-positioning the oil drip pan if needed.

    Loosen or remove oil filler cap to allow oil to flow out more efficiently.

    ssnider727 - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

  16. 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change: step 16, image 1 of 1
    • Let the oil completely drain into the drip pan.

    • Put a new crush washer on the drain bolt, then reinstall the drain bolt.

    • Using a torque wrench, tighten it to:

    • 33 lbf·ft (45 N·m , 4.6 kgf·m) for 4-cylinder models

    • or 29 lbf·ft (39 N·m , 4.0 kgf·m) for 6-cylinder models.

    • Set the drip pan aside.

  17. 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change: step 17, image 1 of 3 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change: step 17, image 2 of 3 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change: step 17, image 3 of 3
    • Identify the oil filter and place drip pan under the oil filter to catch falling oil.

    • Using a pair of channel locks, or flexible oil filter wrench (uses a strap to grip the filter), grip the oil filter tightly and twist counterclockwise to loosen.

    • Oil will drip out from the threads as you loosen it so have the oil drip pan ready.

  18. 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change: step 18, image 1 of 3 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change: step 18, image 2 of 3 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change: step 18, image 3 of 3
    • Slowly loosen the oil filter by hand until it is free.

  19. 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change: step 19, image 1 of 2 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change: step 19, image 2 of 2
    • Drain the remaining oil in the filter by inverting it over the drip pan.

    • Be sure to wipe down any oil that might have leaked during the process.

    • Check the old filter to ensure the gasket is in place. IF it is missing, it may be sticking to the engine block and should be removed prior to installing the new filter.

  20. 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change: step 20, image 1 of 2 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change: step 20, image 2 of 2
    • Get the replacement filter and lightly spread clean engine oil onto the rubber gasket of the new filter.

  21. 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change: step 21, image 1 of 1
    • Thread the new filter into the oil filter port by turning the filter clockwise.

    • Once the rubber gasket contacts the engine block, hand-tighten the filter plus 1/4 turn.

    • Over tightening may cause the gasket to break and leak oil.

    Put a new washer on the drain bolt, then reinstall the drain bolt. Tighten it to: 33 lbf·ft (45 N·m , 4.6 kgf·m) for 4-cylinder models or 29 lbf·ft (39 N·m , 4.0 kgf·m) for 6-cylinder models.

    Dipen Chauhan - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    See Step 16.

    David Spalding -

  22. 2003-2007 Honda Accord Oil and Oil Filter Change: step 22, image 1 of 1
    • Using a funnel, pour 5 quarts of 5W-20 oil into the opening, making sure not to spill oil onto or around the engine.

    • Screw on and tighten the oil fill cap.

    Engine oil change capacity (including filter):

    (4-cylinder models)

    4.4 US qt (4.2 )

    (6-cylinder models)

    4.5 US qt (4.3 )

    Dipen Chauhan - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    You should not tighten oil filters with channel locks. Per Honda they are hand tightened plus a quarter turn.

    Adam Nagy - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Agree. Updated Steps 17 and 21.

    David Spalding -

crwdns2915888:0crwdne2915888:0

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

crwdns2878426:026crwdne2878426:0

Shaun MacDonald

crwdns2886885:003/10/2012crwdne2886885:0

2,403 crwdns2915208:0crwdne2915208:0

crwdns2886889:08crwdne2886889:0

crwdns2915084:0crwdne2915084:0

Cal Poly, Team 24-27, Regan Fall 2012 crwdns2886886:0Cal Poly, Team 24-27, Regan Fall 2012crwdne2886886:0

CPSU-REGAN-F12S24G27

crwdns2858115:04crwdne2858115:0

crwdns2886889:021crwdne2886889:0

crwdns2917036:025crwdne2917036:0

Excellent tips and advice my brotha thnk. U keep up the great work

Leonardo - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

You should do it while the engine is hot so the oil drains faster. Removing the the fill cap should be done before removing the drain plug. That will also help the oil drain faster and more completely. And 5 quarts is too much for that engine. It's more like 4.4 or 4.5 quarts. Over filling it is really bad. The counterweights on the crankshaft will splash in the oil creating a froth with air bubbles in it causing the oil to not lubricate the engine well which will wear out the engine faster

radloffmatthew - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Yeah. What he said. Well maybe not a hot engine... But certainly not a cold one.

codeh d -

Can u pls help me for my accord problem

I just recently change my oil last 3 months and now the dipstick is showing no oil I had use castrol edge 5w-40 fully synthetic oil and now there is no oil can u pls help me

Siddhant Mhatre -

Don't change oil when really hot. You WILL burn yourself.

zamerijhoff -

NO, do not work on the engine “while hot.” The metal may expand and make the drain plug and filter harder to unscrew. You can also burn yourself with any oil that splashes.

David Spalding -

Reset the oil change indicator:

Turn the key to the "on" position (be sure to not start the vehicle)

Press the Select/Reset knob used to access the odometer and trip readings until it displays the oil life percentage

Press and hold the knob until the oil life percentage begins to blink

Release the knob

Depress the knob again until the oil life percentage resets to 100%

Brian Keith - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Only newer models have this feature

zamerijhoff -

You the man!

Mike Jeffries -

The oil pan drain plug will have a washer on it. Acts as a gasket. Don't lose it. You shoul use a new one each oil change.

Mickey - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Changed oil in I've 200 cars and have never seen this washer you speak of.

zamerijhoff -

Then you’ve messed up on 200 cars because he is right…there is a washer( crush washer/gasket) that if you did not buy a new one u MUST RE-use…..knucklehead!!

Kevin R Brown -

Please help!! I want to change the motor oil of my Honda accord EX-L V6 and i do not know what oil to use???

jose antero - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

People recommend 5w-20 full synthetic but 5w-20 high mileage should still get the job done.

juancont1153 -

Check the manual, Jose.

David Spalding -

Always look at the old filter to make sure the rubber gasket is on it. If it’s not, It’s stuck on the block and you have to remove it before you install the new filter.

dwsprint - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Good point, thanks. Added to the relevant step.

David Spalding -

2004 v6 3.0 litre takes 4.6 quarts. Not 5. NEVER OVERFILL YOUR OIL.

zamerijhoff - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

What is tolerance level for engine oil in case it is over gauge?

Taiwo - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Where is the fill line on the dipstick

Phillip Jordan - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Check your manual.

David Spalding -

Where is the fuel filter located on a 2006 honda accord 2.4l

Rj Charley - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Out of scope for this DIY. Possibly in the fuel tank.

David Spalding -

I checked my oil didnt notice it was on a hill and it was a little above the 1st notch. I only put a half quart in and when i checked at home on level its quite a bit over the second mark. Ive been driving it for 2 months no problems but i worried the seal would blow but ive heard the frothing of crankshift makes air bubbles and will wear out faster. Ive only put about 1500 miles on it how much damage do you think ive done?. Its 2007 fit runs great i just havent had time. I guess i should do it pretty quick i just cant figure how a half quart could raise it that much. I guess i already know the answer go do it just wondering how much damage i could have done?

peter carson - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

If you haven't had problems, the "damage" could be minimal. But we're not psychic, you'll need to have a mechanic evaluate the engine condition for any problems from overfilling. Live and learn, now you know not to fill while on an incline again. :)

David Spalding -

crwdns2917038:0crwdne2917038:0

crwdns2894754:0crwdne2894754:0:

crwdns2894766:024crwdne2894766:0 65

crwdns2894768:07crwdne2894768:0 304

crwdns2894768:030crwdne2894768:0 1,274

crwdns2894770:0crwdne2894770:0 305,663