HOW DO I REMOVE THE OIL FILTER WHEN ITS BEEN ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 1996 Hyundai Lantra
  • 194,000 miles

How do I remove the oil filter when it's been wound on too tight? I've punched a few holes in it with a screwdriver but it won't move and there's not much room underneath the car for me to get both hands in and manually unwind it

Sunday, March 24th, 2013 AT 8:00 AM

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  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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  • 41,997 posts

Use a long rod and punch near the base, just off the ridge of the filter for more leverage. Otherwise you would need a chain type oil filter wrench.

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Sunday, March 24th, 2013 AT 8:59 AM
  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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You can get oil filter removal tools from all spare shops, go and look at the options end grip types are normally the best option.

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Sunday, March 24th, 2013 AT 9:00 AM

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