Steps To Change The Oil In A Chrysler 300

The Chrysler 300C is equipped with an automatic oil change indicator system that will alert you when it’s time to change the oil. Keep reading this article and discover how to change the oil in a chrysler 300c correctly.

Whether you have a Electronic Vehicle Information Center displaying “Oil Change Required” or a non-EVIC vehicle displaying “Oil Change” on the dashboard, you’ll no doubt know when the oil in your engine has reached its service limit.

How to Change the Oil in a Chrysler 300 C

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The Chrysler 300C’s system automatically adjusts oil change intervals based on driving habits so you get the most out of your engine oil without exceeding its chemical limits. To change the oil follow these steps:

1. Vehicle Preparation

Put car ramps under the front tires and drive the vehicle over the car ramps. Well, to change the oil in a Chrysler 300 C you must first put the vehicle in park position and apply the parking brake and then do the following:

  • Open the cover and unhook the top engine cover from its mounting grommets.
  • Remove the rear stomach tray by going under the vehicle and removing the bolts that hold the tray in place.
  • Set the tray aside.

2. Drain the oil

Position the drain pan directly below the oil drain plug and remove the oil drain plug, being careful not to splash oil on your skin. After draining all the oil:

  • Reinstall the oil drain plug and tighten it to 20 foot-pounds using a torque wrench.

3.Remove the oil filter

To remove the oil filter in a Chrysler 300C you must take into account the type of engine of the vehicle:

1- 5.7 liter engine

For a 5.7 liter engine, remove the oil filter from the bottom of the vehicle. Place the drain pan under the oil filter just behind the steering rack, next to the passenger side of the oil pan.

Using an oil filter wrench, unscrew the filter counterclockwise, being careful not to splash engine oil on your skin. Also, make sure the oil filter packing ring came out with the filter; if not, remove the packing ring from the filter mating surface on the engine block.

2- 3.6 liter engine

For a 3.6 liter engine, remove the oil filter element from the top of the engine. Place rags around the oil filter housing located on the right front of the engine.

Unscrew the top of the filter housing, clockwise, using a 1/2-inch ratchet and socket. Slowly remove the oil filter cap and element, allowing excess oil to drip off the filter element.

4. Install the new oil filter

If you have a 5.7L engine, remove the new filter from the packaging and fill the filter with 5W20 oil. Using your finger, apply a thin layer of oil to the gasket ring and screw the new filter onto the engine in a clockwise direction until snug.

For a 3.6L engine, unclip the old filter element from the oil filter cap and, using a pick, remove the o-ring from the oil filter cap. Install the new oil filter cap o-ring and fit the new oil filter element. Using your finger, apply a thin layer of 5W20 oil to the oil filter cap o-ring.

So that the oil change in your Chrysler 300 C is done correctly install the oil filter cap into the oil filter housing, turning clockwise. Tighten then depress the oil filter cap to 18 foot-pounds using a torque wrench.

5. Engine oil filling and checking

Remove the oil filler cap on top of the engine and install a clean oil funnel. Pour in 6 quarts of 5W20 motor oil (plus the partial quart left over from filling the oil filter, if you have a 5.7L engine). Put the cap back on and start the engine, letting it run for about 40 seconds. Wait a minute and then check the oil level with the oil dipstick.

The oil level should be between the oil fill marks on the dipstick; if not, add oil and check again if necessary. After adjusting the oil level, check for leaks and reinstall the pan and bolts. Install the top engine cover and make sure the drain pan has been removed from under the vehicle. Drive the vehicle off the ramps.

6. Service indicator reset

Make sure the engine is off and the vehicle is parked. With your foot off the brake, press the button twice Start/Stop to put the vehicle in “Run” without starting the engine. Then step on the accelerator pedal and release it three times within 10 seconds.

Press the button Start/Stop once more to turn off the ignition and exit the service indicator reset mode. Start the vehicle and make sure the message “oil change required” o “Oil change” does not light up; if so, repeat this step.


The Chrysler Multi-Displacement System is sensitive to oil viscosity. To change the oil in a Chrysler 300 properly use only an API SAE 5W20 certified oil or you risk having your engine management system disable this feature.

Items you will need

The suggested items for you to carry out this process are the following:

  • car ramps
  • 3/8 inch metric ratchet set
  • 1/2-inch metric ratchet set (3.6L only)
  • 3/8-inch torque wrench
  • 1/2-inch torque wrench (3.6L only)
  • Oil filter wrench (5.7L only)
  • Set de picking
  • clean oil funnel
  • oil drain pan
  • Oil filter or oil filter element to fit engine option
  • 6 quarts (3.6 L) or 7 quarts (5.7 L) of API Certified SAE 5W20 oil

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