Changing the oil in a car is essential to long life and proper functioning of your vehicle. Part of an oil change is installing a new oil filter. However, sometimes the old filter will break. A broken oil filter can be difficult to remove by hand, but you can quickly and easily remove it if you have an oil filter wrench.
Things You'll Need
- Oil filter wrench
Locating the filter
After the used oil is drained from the engine, crawl under the car and locate the oil filter. Normally, it is on the right hand or back portion of the engine.
Slide the wrench over the filter and clamp it down on a solid portion of the broken filter's perimeter.
Turn the wrench counterclockwise until the broken portion of the filter comes off of the spindle. You can then thread a new filter onto the spindle and put in fresh oil as you normally would.
Tips & Warnings
- If more than just part of the top of the old filter is broken off, seek help from an auto repair shop. Otherwise, your engine could be permanently damaged.
How to Remove a Tight Oil Filter
There is nothing more aggravating than trying to perform a seemingly simple maintenance service oil change on a car and discover an...
How to Remove a Suzuki Oil Filter
Changing the oil filter on your Suzuki automobile is essential for the smooth operation of the vehicle's engine. The filter, as the...
How to Fix a Leaky Oil Filter
You should change the oil filter on a vehicle every time the oil is changed. Changing the oil and filter regularly is...
How to Remove an Oil Filter From a GMC Yukon Denali
An oil filter change is a basic but critical part of an automobile's maintenance plans. As the oil circulates throughout the engine,...
How to Remove a Broken Oil Dipstick From an Engine
If your oil dipstick breaks, you should remove it as soon as possible. A broken oil dipstick that is left in the...
How to Remove a KIA Sportage Oil Filter
Changing the oil filter in your Kia is an important part of maintaining a healthy engine. Changing the oil alone is not...
How to Remove the Oil Filter Element on a Toyota
Unfortunately, Toyota manuals don't explain how to remove oil filters, while other automakers' manuals do. The procedure requires a specialized wrench which...
How to Remove a Shredded Oil Filter
What was supposed to be a simple oil change has just gone from bad to worse. When the oil filter on your...