Tip & How-To about 2001 Saturn SL
First you have to locate the oil filter. It is on the back of the engine passenger side under alternator and above the right side drive shaft. It is brutally difficult to get at under neath and my recommendation is to take the passenger side front tire off. Then remove the plastic shield (its a little work pulling it off but it will yield if you yank hard enough. Then you will see the filter easily. I broke two different type of filter wrenches trying to get it off and eventually took a hammer and screwdriver and punched it through, then was able to get enough torque on it to turn it off. It was probably put on with 300000 foot lbs of torque by some gorilla at an oil change place. Do not over tighten it you will regret it later.
Posted by Trevor... on
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