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Finding the oil filter

Can't find where the oil filter at.

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I'm guessing you have a 2.2 engine. o.k. when you open the hood look down between the engine and radiator. You will see a manifold. At the driver side of the manifold (your right) just next to and slightly lower than the manifold you will see what looks like a BIG black plastic nut sitting on top of a black plastic canister. The nut is 1 1/4". A short socket and a 6" extension with a ratchet works well. A 1 1/4" wrench will be too long to get a good bite of the nut without damaging it.(remember it's plastic). Once you get the thing loose unscrew it by hand. When off hold the lid in one hand and grasp the dirty oil filter with the other and pull filter straight off. Remove "O" ring from around lid and install new one that came with new filter. Install new filter in lid pressing firmly in place.(it should "snap" in and not fall off when turned over.) Oil the 'O" ring lightly and screw lid on by hand until snug. Tighten with socket until firmly tight. Hope this is helpful.

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It's under your air breather hose. black nut about 1 1/4. get hose out of the way and you can use a adjustable wrench.

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