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This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 2008 Dodge Caliber. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Caliber and that the filter is being changed too. Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your Caliber 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 Caliber. For most Dodges, 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 Dodge Caliber oil filter wrench. If your Caliber 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 Caliber.
Most Dodges 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 Caliber. 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.
If you have an electrical component that doesn't work, try replacing the fuse first2008 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L 4 Cyl.
Coolant hoses wear out over time and need to be replaced - check 'em early and often2008 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L 4 Cyl.
If your blinker doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2008 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L 4 Cyl.
The best way to fix leaking hoses is to replace them, but if you don't have time, a stop leak product might work for you2008 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L 4 Cyl.
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2008 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L 4 Cyl.
The burnt out tail light: classic reason for a cop to pull you over - change yours now2008 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L 4 Cyl.