Now that i found it, getting to it will bea challenge. The filter is more important than the oil when it comes to longevity, and I only do this with mobile 1 extended performance 15k. Most synthetic is rated for 6months. Just so you know, if you post a potty-mouth negative comment I will immediately delete so don't bother. The filter media inside of the oil filter catches the oil which is passed through it from the oil pump. We stock an extensive inventory of wrenches in a wide range of styles including 3-legged, heavy-duty, cap, bulk, adjustable, standard and swivel. More Contact Area Won't damage the filter housing by slipping due to poor design or construction! Looking back at it, part of the problem might be that the filter is so small relative to the big, wide Volvo filters that I'm used to.
When I did my Honda after twelve years, I think my bones started to shorten. I reset my check engine lite by taking off the battery cables. Here is how to find it on a2003 Highlander with 3. Dealer, salvage yard, E-Bay, or a Google Search are sources. I believe the 2011 Corolla has a canister type oil filter located near the oil pan drain plug. When you need oil, oil filters, wrenches, gaskets, cleaning supplies and other gear, AutoZone has exactly what you need. Do I jack up the car from the frame behind the front tire, then put a jack stand under the frame? And yes, I had to buy the new strap wrench because my oil filter wrench wouldn't fit the original one.
The Corolla filter is retained and sealed within an aluminum or plastic housing which must be removed to replace the filter during your oil change. High Quality Anodized Finish Protects The Aluminum Won't chip or scratch like paint! The housing has 14 point 65 mm flutes. The first problem with this is the combination of a large number of points 14 and the large diameter 64mm which can cause the plastic to be rounded off and the wrench can be difficult to remove. Not only that, AutoZone has the lowest prices on oil filter wrenches both online and in-store. Engine and Transmission Warranty Claims If you are experiencing problems with an engine or transmission you purchased from Advance Auto Parts, please call 888 286-6772, Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 5:30pm Eastern Time. The entire oil change process should be around 30 mins if you know what you're doing and have everything.
Here I show you how to fix that with little more than a hack saw and some J-B weld. Ensure your parking brake is engaged. It will be on the left side possibly attached to a metal clip that … just pops off, you will see a duel spout on it with two hoses 1 hose per spout coming out each spout. I learned the hard way last night that the Toyota oil filter wrench is an essential element of the first oil change. Next time I won't have a service writer telling me that synthetic oil is somehow bad for it. I know it works cause that's what happened to mine.
So I guess the point isn't that it has to be their wrench, it has to be one that works. Moderators will remove off-topic comments at their discretion. There are various styles of tools available to remove this style of filter, however none will work propertly on your cartridge style Toyota filter housing, well not without damage anyway. Answer I'm changing the oil on my sister's 2007 Toyota highlander, i wasunder the thing for a good 20 min looking for the oil filter. I actually average about 18k a year, most of those are easy highway miles.
Correctly place the oil pan under the car located near the passenger's side. Whenever you change oil, be sure to wear rubber gloves as used oil is toxic and can cause cancer. Its a schlep getting it out but its there!. I can easily change my oil withoutjacking up the vehicle. By the time I figured out I was no-go on the filter removal the Toyota dealer had already closed. Look in-between thecenter of the radiator and the engine. Thanks for the above answers, I would like to also add that if your changing the oil for the first time on a sienna van, the factory installed oil filter is black and so is the surrounding metal work.
This helps to secure it in place. Add as needed to reach proper level. Autozone, in particular, sells a cheap, metal, 65mm end-cap wrench that is of very poor quality and has a lot of play. There is for certain individuals like me ,enough room to get under without a lift. It is recommended to replace the drain plug crush washer if there is one. Consider submitting these photos to instead.
Once the car is lifted, use jack stands to support the vehicle. The oil filteris located directly in front of the engine,right beneath the hoodlatch, you can't see it just reach down and you will feel it. Warm up the engine a little so that the oil is nice and warm easier to release when warm. That claim is simply not true. Like most new cars, it is not the old oil spin on filter that you are familiar with, but a canister type filter.