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This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 1997 Honda Accord. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Accord and that the filter is being changed too. Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your Accord 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 Accord. For most Hondas, 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 Honda Accord oil filter wrench. If your Accord 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 Accord.
Most Hondas 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 Accord. 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.
Your coolant should perform well under any condition - just like Aaron Rodgers!1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
Learn where your air filter is located and how to determine if it needs to be changed.1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
If you have an electrical component that doesn't work, try replacing the fuse first1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
If your battery has green or white cruddy deposits, it is probably not getting enough juice from and will likely wear out sooner1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
Harsh downshifts? Slipping gears? You might be low on transmission fluid1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)