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Oil filter is spinning in the housing. scared to try to take it out

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Hello,
It can be deduced from your question that there is a loose in connection with the fuel filter element,either with the cartridge or with the housing.you have to locate the fuel filter,remove it,tighten up the loose connection and re-install it.
Meanwhile you don't have to be scared,simply follow the instructions given below;
1.You have to locate the filter housing cap first to find the filter element within the cartridge. This would appear rounded with a six-sided top, on the side of your engine block.

2.You can use wrench to loosen the cap. Take out the cartridge, where you'll find the filter element. Separate the element from the housing cap.

3.After removing the filter element, you can use a rag to remove oil and dirt from the filter housing cap. Replace the O-ring seal in the cap's screw thread, then install the new filter element onto the cap. Reinstall the cartridge into the casing and tighten the cap.

You are done and good to go!

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I believe that that your car has a cartridge filter (paper filter) that goes into a housing and has a cap that you take off to get to it the filter presses into the cap then you screw the cap back on most of the cartridge filter fell off of the caps and sit in the housings by the time you change your oil next.
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Do not remove the filter. If there are no leaks, go to a reliable mechanic and have them see if the threads are stripped on the filter or the engine filter mount.

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