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Cant get oil filter off need ideas

well the title pretty much sums it up i cant get that fckin thing off im tempted to put a screw driver though it but im afraid that wont work and it will fck it up even more.
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Nope, screwdriver method is your best bet. Just make sure you dont miss and stap a hose or something lol.
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ah hell wish me luck...
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yep had to do the screwdriver trick on my cousins grand prix, let us know how it goes, should work

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Not working LOl would it hurt anything if i just took a hammer and beat the **** out of it?
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So you can't put a hole in it? I thought you just needed to break the seal?
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dont u have an oil filter wrench or anythin? take channel locks to it, trust me itll come off ur gonna have to squeeze real hard and push pull, i wudnt beat it with a hammer ur liable to damage where it mounts...if i cud remember wat thats called
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I didn't even think to ask that, how are you trying to take it off?
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I have one of those Octagon shaped things but its doing no good at all it just slips i've tried 3 different one of those. i tried to put a screw driver though the middle but dont have a whole lot of room to work with to hammer it in.
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Worse comes to worse, you could drill a hole in it.
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Invest in a good oil filter removal tool. It looks like a wrench but it has a chain that bites back onto the tool. Slip it over the filter and you have a lever.

Or use the screwdriver method (never heard of that before but I could see it working).
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Channel locks...or if theres a sears near you go to sears they have the tool u need its 13 bucks,they sell a cheaper one but it doesnt work trust me ive used it..
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It's most likely just the air pressure built up inside. If you tighten it too much when you put it on it'll do that. In which case you probably just need to push or pull on it as hard as you can. Maybe you should even have someone doing it with you as hard as they can. I kind of had the same problem. Damn dealership mechanics didn't know anything, I swear.
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Channel locks. My girlfriends dad insists on cranking on them till they don't move with those stupid cap things, and it just makes taking them off so darn hard, especially in a little honda civic where there is maybe 2 inches of clearance near it.
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Channel locks...or if theres a sears near you go to sears they have the tool u need its 13 bucks,they sell a cheaper one but it doesnt work trust me ive used it..

whats this tool i need called i might have it.

here is what i've done to the filter....

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the rubber strap wrenches from sears, worth the money.
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I dont have enough room to use one of those... i've tried them lol
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Its cause your using a Fram filter! Those things are junk. It seems like the gasket is just stuck to the block. The rubber strap would be the best thing, so is there any way at all you can get one up there?
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i can get it up there but i cant get it to close


you are talking about the little blue handle thign right?

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Yeah thats what I'm talking about.
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ya i dont have enough room to a make it grip on to the filter
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lol did u happen to put oil on the seal when u installed the new one...i BET you didnt :)


thats y its a ***** to get off. :) oil filter wrench FTW

make sure you put the screwdriver all the way through the filter so it sticks out the other side then try it. If that method doesnt work....start crying!
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yes i put the oil seal on and took the old one off, my friend is gonna come over in a bit and we will see what we can do....
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filter pliers.
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just get one of those extra long screwdrivers and hammer that sob threw the filter.
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