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Old 12-21-2016, 07:06 AM   #1
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2005 Engine Oil change

Hi

Tried to post this earlier.

Can anyone help re where the drain plug is 2005 yaris.

How to change engine oil without jacking it.
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Old 12-21-2016, 07:27 AM   #2
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These cars are so low originally that it makes oil change quite difficult w/o jacking !
Drain plug is at oil sump under engine and if i remember correctly in middle of car center line ...
My car is made in Japan and drain plug opens with 14mm socket or wrench
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Old 12-21-2016, 07:41 AM   #3
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cheers KimmoKekki

I hve got from france but I believe they all similar, have you got any photos / diagrams.
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Old 12-21-2016, 08:33 AM   #4
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No i don't ... you don't have owners manual ??
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Old 12-21-2016, 09:30 AM   #5
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You can drive the left side of the car up on a curb if you can't jack it up.

Oil filter is in the front of the engine facing down, and as said, the drain plug is on the black oil pan. 14mm. Takes about 4L of oil.
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Old 12-21-2016, 11:16 AM   #6
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steering is on the right side. so do I need to lift from left or right

Have you got any pictures
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Old 12-21-2016, 11:20 AM   #7
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steering is on the right side. so do I need to lift from left or right

Have you got any pictures
It doesn't matter what side the steering is on. The oil drains from the right side of the car. That's why I said to drive up a curb on the left side. If you have a jack, then jack it under the subframe.
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Old 12-21-2016, 12:22 PM   #8
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I use ramps. That was you can also do a careful inspection of the cv boots, exhaust sensors, shocks etc etc every time you change the oil. You can also get the rear wheels up on the ramps and check under there too for dammage, etc.

My son changes his Yaris oil by driving up on the curb with the right side of the car.
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Old 12-21-2016, 12:45 PM   #9
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With the right side up the oil pan won't drain entirely.
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Old 12-21-2016, 01:29 PM   #10
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Gents

I m getting confused Do I need to raise on the left side kerb with front wheel or the right side.

please clarify.

can someone post the photo of the drain plug pls.
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Old 12-21-2016, 02:05 PM   #11
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are u in england?
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Old 12-21-2016, 09:53 PM   #12
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Old 12-22-2016, 08:16 AM   #13
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Old 12-22-2016, 09:58 AM   #14
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That makes a difference! I'm afraid I must disqualify myself from advice as I'm easily confused by left to right hand drive differences!

But....

Ramps really do have other helpful uses...
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Old 12-22-2016, 10:16 AM   #15
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While it is not absolutely necessary to elevate one side of the car, if you are going to do it, raise the side opposite the location of the oil plug on the pan.

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Old 12-23-2016, 01:23 PM   #16
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I jack mine up on the right side, but it doesn't really matter, I put a short drain pan under it, remove plug and let car back down until all the oil is drained out, then jack it back up to reinstall plug and change filter. Be careful not to lose the sealing washer on drain plug, if it's missing replace it so you don't have to over torque plug to keep it from dripping, that's how a lot of oil pans get striped out.
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