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2002 Toyota Corolla CE 4dr Sedan Manual (Natl)

2002 Toyota Corolla
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
32 mpg city / 41 mpg hwy
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April 13, 2013, 7:38 pm

Marco R

Question: Why should you change your cars oil filter before replacing the oil cap?

An article that I read gives the advice to replace the oil cap at the bottom of the car before changing the filter to prevent a mess. I heard this is bad though because some of the oil can flow back into the oil tank when removing the filter. This is the article Also my car does not have directions on jacking it up or placing jack stands. I dont know exactly where they are supposed to go.

April 17, 2013, 11:12 pm

Richard W
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In the article they have you remove it so oil will drain faster. When you drain oill it does not flow backwards. On your jack stands the will go on the bottom seam of the body. There should be two spot on each side of the car that have a double layer or a little gut out on the body side..

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