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I have been changing my own oil and filters for 40 years and for the life of me I can not figure out how to get to and change the filter on this 2001 sunfire that i resently purchased. The filter is in an impossible place to get to as far as I can see. Paul

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That is a tough one. The new style cavilers appear to be similar. The best way that I have found to do it is to wait until the engine cools down and reach up inside with a pair of filter pliers and loosen it from the motor. The only way that I have found to get the filter out of the car is to pry back on the spring loaded exhaust pipe until the filter just slips through. It is definitely harder then changing the oil on a 72 Lemans. I hope this information is helpful to you and thank you for using Fixya.com.

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