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

Oil & Filter Change Ford Taurus (2008-2009)

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 2008 Ford Taurus. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Taurus and that the filter is being changed too. Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your Taurus 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 Taurus. For most Fords, 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 Ford Taurus oil filter wrench. If your Taurus 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 Taurus.

Most Fords 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 Taurus. 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

  • How to Jumpstart a 2008-2009 Ford Taurus
    Proper jumpstart procedure

    Learning how to jump your car before you need to is an excellent idea

    2008 Mercury Sable Premier 3.5L V6
  • Add Transmission Fluid: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus
    How to add transmission fluid

    If your transmission is running low on fluid, be sure to add some - find out how to do this here!

    2008 Mercury Sable Premier 3.5L V6
  • Tail Light Change 2008-2009 Ford Taurus
    Change a tail light

    The burnt out tail light: classic reason for a cop to pull you over - change yours now

    2008 Mercury Sable Premier 3.5L V6
  • Check Oil Level 2008-2009 Ford Taurus
    Oil level check

    Cars burn, leak and otherwise dispense of their oil. Check your level frequently and top up when necessary

    2008 Mercury Sable Premier 3.5L V6
  • Fix Hose Leaks 2008-2009 Ford Taurus
    Fix leaky hoses

    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 you

    2008 Mercury Sable Premier 3.5L V6
  • Interior Fuse Box Location: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus
    Replace an interior fuse

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

    2008 Mercury Sable Premier 3.5L V6
  • See all videos for the 2008 Mercury Sable
Comments
The Right Parts
The Right Tools