EN
Parts & Tools Parts & Tools
Mechanics Mechanics
Gear Guide Gear Guide
search

Oil & Filter Change Buick Century (1997-2005)

Stroli Motors helped make these videos

We are still working to obtain content for your car, however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.

 
Video Description

This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 2004 Buick Century. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Century and that the filter is being changed too. Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your Century for potential trouble spots. This video shows you the location of your oil drain plug, oil filter, oil fill cap and dipstick in addition to the steps needed to change the oil and filter in your Century. For most Buicks, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. If you can't do this, see our parts page to find a Buick Century oil filter wrench. If your Century is too low to the ground to access your drain plug and oil filter, be sure to use jack stands and safe jacking procedures before getting under your Century.

Most Buicks have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your Century. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself.

Other videos you might find helpful

  • Reverse Light Replacement 1997-2005 Buick Century
    Replace reverse light

    White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs

    2004 Buick Century Custom 3.1L V6
  • Interior Fuse Box Location: 1997-2005 Buick Century
    Replace an interior fuse

    Got a short fuse? Don't blow a fuse, change it!

    2004 Buick Century Custom 3.1L V6
  • Brake Light Change 1997-2005 Buick Century
    Replace brake lights

    Burnt out brake lights increase your chance of getting rear ended - check and change yours today

    2004 Buick Century Custom 3.1L V6
  • Rear Turn Signal Replacement Buick Century (1997-2005)
    Change a rear blinker

    Don't send mixed signals - if your turn signal doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb

    2004 Buick Century Custom 3.1L V6
  • How to Clean Battery Corrosion: 1997-2005 Buick Century
    Clean the gunk off of your battery

    If your battery has green or white cruddy deposits, it is probably not getting enough juice from and will likely wear out sooner

    2004 Buick Century Custom 3.1L V6
  • Coolant Flush How-to: Buick Century (1997-2005)
    Coolant flush

    Flushing the coolant in your car is not that hard and will extend the life of your engine tremendously - learn how here!

    2004 Buick Century Custom 3.1L V6
  • See all videos for the 2004 Buick Century

Step by Step Instructions for your Buick Century

  1. This is a video on how to change the oil and oil filter in a 2004 Buick Century
  2. First open the hood and locate the oil drain plug underneath the vehicle
  3. Then position the oil drain pan and loosen the oil drain plug
  4. Now remove the oil drain plug and let the oil drain
  5. Next replace the oil drain plug
  6. Then locate the oil filter for a 2004 Buick Century
  7. Now prepare to remove the oil filter
  8. Let the oil drain from the filter and remove it
  9. Inspect the old O ring and install the new old O ring if needed
  10. Insert the new oil filter for a 2004 Buick Century
  11. Next locate the oil fill cap and remove it
  12. Look up oil capacity
  13. Then insert the funnel and add oil
  14. Replace the oil fill cap and start the engine
  15. Finally check for leaks and check the oil level
  16. Now the changing of the oil and oil filter is complete for a 2004 Buick Century
Comments
The Right Parts
The Right Tools