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Problem: I cannot get new oil filter on because AC hardlines are in the way. New oil filter is 1/4 inch longer than current filter.

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Try a different brand of filter.  They're usually marked as fitting your car if the connection actually mates up and seals not on they're length.  A different brand of filter will have a different length and should fit.  Just take the original one with you so that you can ensure you're getting the right size.

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If equipped with a skid plate, access is accomplished by removing the 5 skid plate bolts, allowing the plate to swing down on integrated hangars (with the front plastic bumper skirt still attached). To completely remove the skid plate, three small screws holding it to the front plastic bumper skirt must also be removed.

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Raise the car.
Put a pan the holds at least 2 gallons under the oil plug
Loosen and remove the bolt in the very bottom of the oil pan and remove; the oil will flow out and into the pan.
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Dump the oil ou of the old filter sufficiently to handle it without sloshing.
Put the mounting surface of the new filter and the old filter together to ensure that the rubber rings are the same. Better to find out you have the wrong filter now that after you screw it on, and have your new oil leak out.
Pour some of the new oil into the new filter. Starting the engine will fill it up, but the longer it takes to fill, the longer the engine runs without a good supply of oil. The pre-filling you do shortens that period.
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Remove the oil filler cap on the top of the engine, and pour in 5 quarts of oil.
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Check the oil dipstick to ensure you have enough oil in the engine.
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Please dispose of the used oil responsibly.

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Tools Needed:
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10. Re-Intsall plastic engine covers on the bottom of the car with 8mm socket and lower jack(s). **

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