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Where is oil filter located? Does it require a more specialized wrench?

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    Hi robertcosta4, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?

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    Got the info I needed, but thanks.

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    Thanks Audrey. That's just the info I needed. Appreciate the help!

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There are 2 types of oil filters, Metal Canister type oil filter, and Paper Cartridge type oil filter, you will have 1 of them, usually harder to find the Paper Cartridge type oil filter due to being in a housing with a plastic or metal cap over it, with a nut on it, for the socket to fit over.

A repair manual will be of great help, available at the local auto parts store.

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Possible "oil filter" wrench, Or a mechanic's set of strong hands. It.s usually accessible from the bottom of the car. It looks like a large tin can with the bottom edge rounded.

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Testimonial: "Thanks, but this isn't a conventional filter. It's the lining insert only. I'm not sure if the housing requires a special wrench. My older model took a standard filter and wrench."

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Well if you state the make ,model and year perhaps you will find better help

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Location of oil filter


It is located on the driver's side of the engine. To see what it looks like, go to REALOEM.com and enter the last seven digits of your VIN or month and year of production from the car's name plate.
Select Main Group 11 Engine, Subgroup 11 30 Lubrication System, then select diagram "E93 323i Lubricat.syst.-oil filter, heat exchanger"
For example a 2009 323i uses part numbers
11427548032 for aluminum housing, 11427525334 for the oil filter cover (usually plastic) which uses a special wrench for removal, and 11427566327 for the cartridge type oil filter and o-rings.

Aug 11, 2013 | 1999 BMW 323 Series

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How to change the oil in your car


Attention: Read each step completely before you begin that task. Tools Required:
#1: Oil filter wrench or pliers
#2: Small wrench and sockets (Metric sizes for import cars)
#3: Oil collection device (pan or bucket)
#4: Funnel
#5: Cloth rag or paper towels
#6: Jack and stands or ramps
Supplies Required:
-Correct amount and type of oil, and thrust washer if necessary
-Correct oil filter
Step 1: Determine the correct oil type, oil filter type and size, and amount of motor oil for your car. (Information found in owner's manual)
Step 2: Park your car on level ground and turn off the engine.
Step 3: Locate the engine and make the oil pan accessible. (With the use of jack and stands or ramps) Tool #6 required.
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Step 4: Remove oil cap. (Located on top on engine)
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Step 5: Loosen oil drain plug. Collect oil when draining and dispose of properly. (Located on oil pan which is attached to the bottom of engine block, directly below oil cap)
Tool #2and 3 required
Caution: Oil will start to drain and may be hot
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Step 6: Once completely drained (a slow drip), replace oil plug. Install new thrust washer with oil drain plug if necessary. Do not over tighten.
Tool #2 required
kormega_14.jpg Step 7: Loosen oil filter. Collect oil when draining and dispose of properly. (Attached to the side or bottom of engine)
Tool # 1 and 3 required
Caution: Oil will start to drain and may be hot
kormega_15.jpg Step 8: Install new oil filter hand tight. Lube the rubber O-ring on oil filter with motor oil, and make sure the O-ring from the old filter is not still on the oil filter connector.
kormega_16.jpgkormega_17.jpg Step 9: Pour correct amount of new motor oil into engine.
Tool#4 required
kormega_0.png Step 10: Check for oil leaks from drain plug or oil filter.
kormega_18.jpg Step 11: Turn on engine and continue to check for leaks. Tighten oil drain plug or oil filter if necessary.
Step 12: Turn off engine and check oil dip stick to see if the right amount of oil has been added. After removing oil dip stick, wipe clean with rag or paper towel. Reinstall oil dip stick and then remove again to see correct oil level. Then Reinstall oil dip stick again.
Tool #5 required
kormega_19.jpgkormega_20.jpg Step 13: Lower vehicle from jack and stands or ramps.
Step 14: Record the mileage of the car for future reference. (Motor oil should be replaced about every 3 months or 3,000 miles)kormega_21.jpg

on May 03, 2011 | Nissan Maxima Cars & Trucks

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Hello, please Volvo V 70 - 1999, 2,5 litre engine, where the oil filter is located on engine ??


It's above a cover on the right side of the oil pan. Remove the cover for access. This filter is a canister type which will require a special wrench to remove. You should be able to find the wrench at your local parts store, just ask the guys at the counter. It looks like a massive socket with 20ish( or more, just throwing a number out there) flats.

Jul 31, 2010 | 1999 Volvo V70

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Where is teh fuel filter located on my 99 yukon


The fuel filter is located under the vehicle on the inside of the frame rail,drivers side.no special tool is required. A 5/8 line wrench to break loose the fuel lines. There is one bolt that holds the bracket to the frame you'll have to remove. Use caution due to fuel pressure on the line.

Jan 29, 2010 | 1996 GMC Yukon

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I would like to change the oil (not just add oil) for my 93 Mercury Tracer. How do I do this myself?


to be honest most shops charge cost for an oil change it is a loss leader they eat the labour in hopes of other problems they find and hopefully they get to fix it they will point out the problems with the hopes of future business

check out the prices at local parts store for filter and fluid cost then remember the old oil should be disposed of legaly meaning a disposal fee and a trip to drop off station then theres the tools and the time required the mess and the gooey greasy mess thet will folow

trust me even my self as a mechanic take my car to the garage for an oil change

but if you have your heart set on doing it your self
buy a chilton book from local parts store they will list alll steps snd even show pictures the help you

well eithor way good luck and enjoy the experience and the whisdom

Jan 13, 2010 | 1991 Mercury Tracer

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Oil viscosity requirements and how to change oil and filter on a 2007 Lexus RX350


5w30. the oil filter is a paper filter located inside an aluminum housing. you must remove the small access panel just ahead of the oil pan to access the filter. you will nee a special wrench to remove the aluminim housing to access the filter.

Oct 31, 2009 | 2007 Lexus RX 350 FWD

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What if any special tools are required for a


No special tools required. MAYBE!

I say maybe because if you've ever taken you car into a quick lube place and they've changed your filter they are Notorious for installing the new filter on TOO TIGHT!. They are actually told to do this so the owner is forced to come back and have them do the next oil change. Its almost criminal.

The plug to drain the oil from the car is a simple 5/8in bolt, a socket or open ended wrench with work just fine.

The Oil filter SHOULD be able to unscrew by hand. Now if its on there too tight. There is a tool at any auto parts store called a Oil filter Wrench. They run around 10-20 bucks. all it is a handle with a metal ribbon that loops around the filter and allows a better grip.

You can also get away with jamming a screw driver into the filter and using that for leverage to unscrew it from the engine. *Note* This is extremely messy!!!

Just remember when installing a new filter to tighten it one half turn after it becomes tight. It does not need to be cranked on there hard.

Hope this Helps and thanks for using FixYa.com

Aug 14, 2009 | 2005 Ford Fusion

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How do I change the oil filter on a MAZDA 6 4 CYL..


You don't need a special tool. Use a 6mm allen to remove the filter drain plug. It will probably start to spin the filter housing. You can remove the housing by hand or with a regular oil filter wrench.

Aug 12, 2009 | 2004 Mazda 6

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Oil change on a tundra


No special wrench needed for filter.
The oil filter is located in the front of the engine on the right side, down at the bottom.
It's easier to change the filter by taking of the front skid plate underneath. You'll need a 12mm socket to take it off.

If you try to get it from the top, you'll get oil all over the skid plate and have a big mess to clean up. Plus, you may damage the radiator by leaning on it.

Apr 16, 2009 | 2007 Toyota Tundra

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Location of oil filter on a 2007 pontiac g6


Oil filter location for a 2007 Pontiac G6. First open and lift the front hood of car. Its some what right from center on the engine about 9 inches from the radiator. All you will see is a black cap with black plastic nut in the center. You will have to buy a special tool to attach to your socket wrench to remove the cap. Turn it counter clockwise to remove it. Inside is a filter attached to a plastic part and rubber o - ring. The filter is NOT enclosed in a metal casing. Remember how it is positioned as you take it out. Pull off the old filter. Remove the old o - ring. Place new o - ring in place. Place new filter on plastic part and place it back inside the engine. Make sure it is placed in the same way it came out. Screw on plastic cap by hand most of the way. The tighten with special tool and socket wrench clockwise, but not too tight. This is now complete. Now you can drain out the old oil from the oil pan underneath the car. Remove hex screw with long wrench for more leverage. One to 2 hours later place hex screw back in by hand and tighten with wrench. Now add about 4 1/2 quarts of 5W30 oil only. Check oil level on dip stick. Add more oil if necessary. Job complete!!!

Mar 22, 2009 | 2007 Pontiac G6 GT Convertible

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