Oil & Filter Change Pontiac Torrent (2006-2009)

1. Getting Started - Prepare for the repair

2. Open the Hood - How to pop the hood and prop it open

3. Find Oil Drain - Locate the oil drain plug underneath the vehicle

4. Drain Oil - Set up the workspace, drain oil and replace plug

5. Find Oil Filter - Locate the oil filter

6. Remove Filter - Position drain pan and remove the oil filter

7. Replace Filter - Add oil to the new oil filter and insert it

8. Remove Oil Cap - Take off the oil fill cap

9. Add Oil - Determine the correct oil type and add oil

10. Replace Cap - Put the oil fill cap back on the engine

11. Leak Inspection - Start vehicle and visually inspect for leaks

12. Remove Dipstick - Locate, remove and wipe oil dipstick

13. Read Oil Level - Reinsert dipstick, remove and then read oil level

14. Clean Up Tips - How to best clean spills and deal with used oil

15. More Info. - Additional information on oil changes

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Video Description

This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 2009 Pontiac Torrent. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Torrent and that the filter is being changed too. Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your Torrent 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 Torrent. For most Pontiacs, 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 Pontiac Torrent oil filter wrench. If your Torrent 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 Torrent.

Most Pontiacs 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 Torrent. 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.

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Hans Angermeier has produced over 100,000 videos showing drivers how to fix things on their cars. He has broad expertise on basic repair procedures covering the majority of cars on the road.

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