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In what cars and trucks can you reach the oil filter without going down under. #5443135 05/31/20 11:52 AM
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This post complements the one on using a vacuum tool to pull oil out of the pan. You can reach the filter on a 2000-2007 Ford Taurus OHV V-6 without crawling under the car. Just face the front of the car and extend your left hand to the front of the engine above the starter. How about others out there?

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Re: In what cars and trucks can you reach the oil filter without going down under. [Re: Snagglefoot] #5443136 05/31/20 11:54 AM
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My Saab 9-3 (2005) has the filter on top (GM engine). I have seen a Mercedes with the filter on top.

Re: In what cars and trucks can you reach the oil filter without going down under. [Re: Snagglefoot] #5443140 05/31/20 12:00 PM
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_GR_engine

1GR-FE

4th Gen 4Runner
2nd Gen Tacoma
06-09 FJ Cruiser

I'm sure there were others

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Re: In what cars and trucks can you reach the oil filter without going down under. [Re: Snagglefoot] #5443142 05/31/20 12:03 PM
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For our Pathfinder and Versa, you don't have to get under the car much further than the front bumper to remove and replace the oil filter. No jacks or ramps needed.

For my pentastar powered Ram 1500, the canister filter is up top.

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Re: In what cars and trucks can you reach the oil filter without going down under. [Re: Snagglefoot] #5443144 05/31/20 12:11 PM
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My VW Passat and VW Alltrack (Golf Wagon) both have the filters on top,


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Re: In what cars and trucks can you reach the oil filter without going down under. [Re: Snagglefoot] #5443147 05/31/20 12:12 PM
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My friend's 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the only one. Cannister with a 1 1/16 "nut" cast in. Odd size, if you ask me.
Gonna service it tomorrow, as a matter of fact...
The 3 Acura TSXs with the K24 I service are the WORST. Hard to reach and make a freakin' mess...

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Re: In what cars and trucks can you reach the oil filter without going down under. [Re: Snagglefoot] #5443150 05/31/20 12:13 PM
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In both my old 530i and wife's Q5, oil filter is right on top.


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Re: In what cars and trucks can you reach the oil filter without going down under. [Re: Snagglefoot] #5443154 05/31/20 12:16 PM
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My Cutlass Ciera with a 2.2L can be changed from the top. Not easy to keep from spilling, but doable. Historically, I have had a few more, but will stick to a vehicle I still own.


87 Chevy Caprice wagon 109K ST 10W-40/ACDelco filter

95 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 80K ST 5W-30/ACDelco filter

09 Dodge Caliber SXT 71K Castrol 5W-20/WIX filter
Re: In what cars and trucks can you reach the oil filter without going down under. [Re: Snagglefoot] #5443159 05/31/20 12:22 PM
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My Camry's is pretty easy. The Jeep's isn't too fun to get to but it isn't all that bad, but can be done from the top.

Pentastar FCA engines are up top, VW TDI's, 90's Toyota V6 1MZFE too.

My Genesis sucks to change the oil on, it's a canister underneath but there's a bunch of splash shields underneath to remove.


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Re: In what cars and trucks can you reach the oil filter without going down under. [Re: Snagglefoot] #5443165 05/31/20 12:34 PM
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The easiest is 5S-FE 2.2L Toyota engine used in mid 90s up to 01 Camry.
It is right there can be accessed from the top facing towards you.

The 3MZ-FE 3.3L Toyota engine is also accessible from the top but it is a little bit more difficult since there is a exhaust manifold cover above the filter but there is no need to go down under.


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Re: In what cars and trucks can you reach the oil filter without going down under. [Re: Snagglefoot] #5443167 05/31/20 12:42 PM
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Subarus often have the filterbon top.

Re: In what cars and trucks can you reach the oil filter without going down under. [Re: Snagglefoot] #5443172 05/31/20 12:50 PM
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Our 07 toyota FJ.

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Re: In what cars and trucks can you reach the oil filter without going down under. [Re: Snagglefoot] #5443180 05/31/20 01:05 PM
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'55 Chevy, it didn't come with one! You had to buy a separate kit and install your own. Locate it any where you can fasten it.

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Re: In what cars and trucks can you reach the oil filter without going down under. [Re: Snagglefoot] #5443181 05/31/20 01:06 PM
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Slant 6 Mopar. You can get the starter from the top, too.

Re: In what cars and trucks can you reach the oil filter without going down under. [Re: Snagglefoot] #5443182 05/31/20 01:07 PM
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my wife's ford focus...I could reach under about center front and get the filter

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