How to Change Oil in a 2007 Santa Fe

The 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe is a large SUV with a V-6 engine. The oil pan on this vehicle is located on the underside of the engine in the middle of the engine block. Once the engine oil has been drained from the engine, the oil filter needs to be changed as well. The oil filter on the Hyundai Santa Fe is right next to the oil pan's drain plug under the engine.

Things You'll Need

  • Jack
  • Jack stands
  • Drain pan
  • Ratchet set
  • Oil filter tool
  • New oil filter
  • New engine oil
  • Run the Santa Fe's engine to warm the engine oil and then turn off the car. Open the Hyundai Santa Fe's hood and remove the cap from the oil pour valve. The oil pour valve says "Engine Oil" on the cap. Raise the front end of the Santa Fe with the jack and rest the Santa Fe's front end on the jack stands.

  • Position the oil drain pan underneath the oil pan's drain plug. Remove the oil pan's drain plug with the ratchet set. Drain the engine oil into the oil drain pan. Replace the oil pan's drain plug to the bottom of the Santa Fe's oil pan and tighten it with the ratchet. Connect the oil filter tool to the oil filter and twist the filter off of the engine.

  • Fill the new oil filter with new engine oil. Twist the new oil filter onto the bottom of the Santa Fe's engine. Remove the oil drain pan from under the engine block. Lower the Santa Fe down to the ground.

  • Pour 5 quarts of fresh engine oil into the oil pour valve. Replace the oil pour valve cap. Start the engine. Let the Santa Fe run for 5 minutes.