Hot engine and engine oil can cause severe burns. Turn off the engine and wait until it and the engine oil have cooled.
A vehicle that is lifted but not securely supported on safety stands is dangerous. It can slip or fall, causing death or serious injury. Never work around or under a lifted vehicle if it is not securely supported on safety stands.
Continuous exposure to USED engine oil has caused skin cancer in laboratory mice. Protect your skin by washing with soap and water immediately after working with engine oil.
1. Remove the battery cover.
2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
3. Drain the engine coolant. (See ENGINE COOLANT REPLACEMENT [LF].)
4. Remove the under cover. (See TRANSVERSE MEMBER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
5. Remove the under guard. (LF engine MT models) (See TRANSMISSION REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [P66M-D].) (See TRANSMISSION REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [M15M-D].)
6. Remove the side cover. (LH)
7. Remove the oil filter. (See OIL FILTER REPLACEMENT [LF].)
8. Remove in the order indicated in the table.
9. Use a clean rag to wipe off the mounting surface on the oil filter adapter and the oil cooler.
10. Install in the reverse order of the removal.
11. Refill the engine coolant. (See ENGINE COOLANT REPLACEMENT [LF].)
12. Start the engine and confirm that there is no oil leakage.
If there is oil leakage, repair or replace the applicable part.
13. Inspect the oil level. (See ENGINE OIL LEVEL INSPECTION [LF].)
Oil pressure switch connector
Oil cooler and oil filter adapter component
(See Oil Cooler Removal Note.)
1. Secure the oil cooler and oil filter adapter component in a vise.
2. Loosen the oil cooler fitting bolt.
3. Remove the oil cooler.