When to replace the Oil Filter on your TOYOTA RAV4
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Oil filter : 1 year / 15000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
TOYOTA RAV 4 II (CLA2_, XA2_, ZCA2_, ACA2_) 2.4 4WD (ACA23, ACA22), TOYOTA RAV 4 II (CLA2_, XA2_, ZCA2_, ACA2_) 2.0 (ACA26) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change oil filter and engine oil on TOYOTA RAV4 II [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: engine oil and filter – Toyota RAV4 II. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
All-purpose cleaning spray
Torque wrench
Drive socket # 14
Oil filter cup socket 65-14F
Ratchet wrench
Funnel
Oil drain pan
Fender cover
Replacement: engine oil and filter – Toyota RAV4 II. Tip from AUTODOC:
  • Replace the oil filter every time when changing motor oil.
  • Wear gloves to prevent contact with hot liquid.
  • Please note: all work on the car – Toyota RAV4 II – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the hood.
  2. Step 2
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    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  3. Step 3
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    Pull up the oil dipstick.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the oil filler plug.
  5. Step 5
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    Lift the car using a jack or place it over an inspection pit.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – Toyota RAV4 II. AUTODOC recommends:
    The vehicle must be on even keel, and if it is at an angle, the drain plug must be at the lowest point.
  6. Step 6
    Put a waste oil container with at least 5 l capacity under the drainage hole.
    Step 7
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    Clean the area of the oil pan drainage hole. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  7. Step 8
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    Unscrew the drain plug. Use a drive socket #14. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 9
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    Drain the used oil.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – Toyota RAV4 II. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Caution! The oil may be hot.Wait until the oil has completely drained from the drainage hole.
  9. Step 10
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    Clean the oil filter. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  10. Step 11
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    Unscrew the oil filter. Use the 65-14F socket. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 12
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    Remove the oil filter.
  12. Step 13
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    Clean the oil filter seat. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  13. Step 14
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    Lubricate the rubber seal of the new filter with a little amount of fresh oil.
  14. Step 15
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    Install a new oil filter.
  15. Step 16
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    Tighten the oil filter. Remember to observe the recommended tightening torque. Use the 65-14F socket. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 24 Nm torque.
  16. Step 17
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    Clean the area of the oil pan drainage hole. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  17. Step 18
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    Screw in the new drainage plug and tighten it. Use a drive socket #14. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 25 Nm torque.
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