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Re: Loose wire near oil filter--what's it go to?
This loose wire can you tell me the color of the wire? a lot of times it goes to the oil pressure sensor, are any of your gauges not working? if they are all working look for a terminal attachment around within that area it could be the pressure switch for the ecm that tells the enigne to shut-off if the oil pressure drops below a certain pound. hope this helps at least. good luck
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Knock for 40K Miles?
Suggest its time to replace the motor.
I would not have flushed the oil with that many miles; but you might have them change the oil and filter with a heavy weight oil if you had 5-30 try 20-30, if you had 10-30 try 20-50.
Stall after the oil change can be a co-incidence but check something was not knocked loose.
WOW, That is bad news. If the wrench was stripping the end and the slip wrench would grip the outside that tells me there is a serious problem. I have seen this problem before and found that it is usually a result of the filter being put on too tight at the previous change or the gasket wasn't lubricated before it was screwed down. The only choice left you tried was the screwdriver through the canister, the only thing there is that the screwdriver has to penetrate both side of the filter in order to work. Make sure you are turning it to the left, counterclockwise, as you look up at it from the ground. Since all of these failed already the only choices I can think of is to try putting an oil rag around the canister then put the slip wrench back on and try to remove it. If that fails then you are going to have to use a Long, Large Flat tip screwdriver and a hammer and essentially chisel it loose. Obviously you can drive the vehicle like it is. As a last resort I would tow it to a shop and have them remove it. They have air hammers they can use to get it off or a very large pair of vise grips.
The first thing I would check is the wiring to the oil pressure sending unit. It is most likely located in the oil filter mount or somewhere in that area. Chances are, the small wiring harness may have been bumped loose or cracked recently when the oil was changed. It all looks well with the wiring, consider changing the sending unit. Hope this helps!
When oil is found in the intake it is most likely the pcv is malfunctioning. You say it is loose. The rubber it is seated in may be bad now that it has oil on it. You should replace the pcv and the rubber that it is seated in. If the problem continues then you may have the dreaded blow-by. In this case check all vacuum hoses for leaks. Blow-by means that your piston rings may be letting some compression past them. If so the pcv cannot pull the exess pressure from the crank-case. This usually requires new rings. At this point you need to deside if an engine re-fit is something you want to do or have done. This usually happens if the car i run low on oil or is over heated.Or running without/or bad breather filter.
CHECK YOUR RADIATOR AND MAKE SURE IT IS NOT MILKY LOOKING, IF IT IS YOUR OIL IS FILTERING INTO THE COOLING SYSTEM AND NEEDS TO BE FLUSHED IMMEDIATELY. IF NOT LOOK UNDER VEHICLE FOR BACK SPRAY OF OIL TOWARD THE REAR OF THE UNDER CARRIAGE....ALONG WITH THIS ENSURE FILTER IS PROPERLY HAND TIGHT