2011 oil filter removal help

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  1. sparky88

    sparky88 New Member

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    Hi all glad to be here. Looking to change my oil and filter to Syn. Looks pretty tight. Any tips and tricks. Looks like it my be easier from the top than underneath?
     
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    Marlon_JB2 Kombat Edition Jeep

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    This seems to be the impossible task. I don't even bother.

    That is what Roseville Jeep is for. lol3.gif
     
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    Underneath is the only way I've found to get at it. I flex the front bumper out a little to work my hand in, but it is extremely tight. The good news is that there's a channel below that catches all the oil that leaks out and directs it to one spot. I really don't understand why they put filters in such awkward spots like that.
     
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    To protect them from damage when off roading
     
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    Remove grill and drivers side head light.

    Easy access
     
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    Yes, that is the way I did it on my 08. Remove front grille and driver's side headlight. The big issue is getting the front grille off. You have to pull on it to where you think you will break it. But you don't. It just twangs off.

    There are a couple videos out there on it. There is also one video that shows putting a screw driver down on the grille near the bottom of the headlight, and pulling a tab back, which releases the grille.

    I just pulled mine til I was sure it would break. But it didn't.

    Next time I'll try the screw driver but that may scratch the front.
    dc
     
  7. David H. Brotemarkle CPA

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    I did it the same way. New to me 2009 Liberty Limited came with a fresh oil change from Jeep dealer where I purchased it from. Keep seeing a small oil leak. Took off the grill and headlight, reached in and found the filter was loose by at least 1/2 turn! This by a Jeep dealer. Tightened it tight by hand and now no more oil leak. I don’t reach under cars anymore. I even change oil through the dipstick tube with a vacuum pump. Never even get dirty.
     
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    Mine was very loose as well, and probably leaking at least a little.

    The problem I see with the pump idea is that you are not going to get the dregs, the lowest part of the oil where the sludge might form or lay. The pump might only suck liquid, and the sludge is more of a paste, an ooze, which will ooze out the bottom, but not be sucked up by the pump.
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  9. David H. Brotemarkle CPA

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    Use synthetic oil. No sludge.