Jeep WK2 Grand Cherokee Engine Oil and Filter Change (Hemi Engines)

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Tools and elements wanted

Engine oil (see chart beneath)
Oil filter (see chart beneath)
Oil filter wrench
Oil drain pan
Floor jack or ramps
13mm open-end or socket wrench
Shop rags

NOTE: It is finest to alter the oil after the automobile has been pushed and absolutely warmed up. Always put on acceptable eye safety when working beneath the automobile.

NOTE: Some automobiles could also be excessive sufficient off the bottom to succeed in the oil filter and oil pan and could not require elevating the automobile.

Raising the automobile with a flooring jack

A. Turn ignition off and place automobile in Park, securely set the parking brake. A flat floor is preferable. If on a slope it is suggested to put blocks beneath the rear wheels for added security.

B. Position flooring jack in place, coming into from the driving force’s aspect of the automobile and centering it on the cross beam. Slowly increase the jack sufficient to barely carry the automobile, then re-check that the jack continues to be centered entrance to again on the beam. Continue elevating jack till the tires simply begin to clear the bottom. Securely tighten the jack deal with/lock.

C. Reaching in beneath the entrance of the automobile, rigorously set up jackstands close to the left and proper sides. NEVER crawl beneath a raised automobile till jackstands are correctly in place.

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D. Slowly let the jack down till the complete weight of the automobile is on the jack stands. Be ready to rapidly lock the jack ought to a jack stand slip from its place. Check to see that the jackstands are securely holding the automobile. Next, increase the jack simply sufficient to barely take the stress off of the jack stands and securely lock the jack.

Raising the automobile with ramps

A. Carefully drive automobile onto ramps, place automobile in Park, safe parking brake and flip off ignition. Place chocks or a big block of wooden behind every rear tire.

Changing the oil and filter

NOTE: 2011-up fashions could require elimination of the entrance skid plate

1. Remove the oil filler cap. This permits the oil to empty faster.

2. Slide the oil drain pan beneath the filter chute space and loosen oil filter. Turn the filter counter-clockwise to loosen. Once free the filter will be unscrewed by hand. Doing this slowly permits much less splashing of the oil. Caution: Oil and filter could also be highly regarded!

3. With a clear store rag, attain up and clear across the contact space of the oil filter mounting plate.

Important!!! Make positive the gasket from the outdated filter will not be nonetheless in place.

4. Apply a small quantity of oil across the gasket on the brand new filter. I additionally normally “pre-oil” the filter, placing in simply sufficient oil in order that it gained’t spill out when being reinstalled. Install oil filter (clock-wise) and hand-tighten firmly. Use oil filter wrench and tighten one other 1/2 flip or so. Clean outdoors of filter and all areas round filter with a store rag. This will make it simpler to identify any leaks.

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5. Position drain pan beneath oil pan. Be cautious of touching sizzling exhaust pipes. Remove the drain plug (counter clockwise) and let oil drain, ideally for no less than 15-20 minutes. Caution: Oil could also be highly regarded!

6. Replace the oil pan drain plug and tighten to 20-25 ft. lbs./27-34 N·m (clockwise). Clean all areas across the drain plug with a store rag.

7. Remove oil drain pan and correctly get rid of oil. I drain mine into plastic 2-gallon empty laundry detergent bottles and take them to the recycling heart a pair occasions a yr.

8. Slightly increase automobile and take away jack stands. Check beneath for any instruments left behind. Lower automobile and take away jack.

9. Place funnel into the oil fill tube and pour within the required quantity of oil. In the Hemi fashions, some house owners want to put in 1/4 to 1/2 quart lower than really helpful, and then examine the dipstick degree after re-warming up the engine and letting it sit for a pair hours. Putting in much less oil than really helpful will not be actually obligatory when the filter has been modified and the oil left to empty for the right period of time. Putting within the really helpful quantity of oil won’t ever end in unsafe overfilling.

10. Reinstall oil filler cap and begin engine. If in a storage again automobile outdoors. Do not rev engine instantly, let it run for a pair minutes and then rpm’s will be raised up a bit to flow into the oil. With a flashlight, and staying away from engine fan and belts, examine the areas across the prime of the filter for any leakage. Check the ground/floor space beneath the automobile for any oil leakage from the filter or pan. It is regular for small quantities of USED oil to drip onto the ground within the subsequent day or so after the change, particularly if the world round filter was not totally cleaned.

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11. Turn off the engine and let sit for 10 minutes. Check the oil degree. A studying barely above the “Full” mark wouldn’t be of concern. Recheck space beneath automobile for any indicators of contemporary oil drips. Recheck oil degree periodically between oil change intervals.


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