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Old 05-10-2007, 01:52 PM
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Question Oil Change

I got a Dodge Nitro in February, and it was due for an oil change a few weeks ago. My dad went to change the oil and he couldn't get to the oil filter to change it. Does anyone have any ideas of how to get to it??
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Old 05-10-2007, 04:58 PM
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It is kinda tough to get to, but I got to mine from the bottom.
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Old 05-10-2007, 06:40 PM
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Would a dealer or mechanic have any problems getting to it??
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Old 05-10-2007, 06:43 PM
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It's just a tight fit from the bottom. I got mine with an oil filter wrench that has a jointed like handle. Then I put on a K&N oil filter which goes on with a regular wrench.
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Old 04-30-2010, 02:16 PM
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I have the same problem getting to the Oil Filter, do you have to take the under panels off first? The Oil Filter is on the top????

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It's just a tight fit from the bottom. I got mine with an oil filter wrench that has a jointed like handle. Then I put on a K&N oil filter which goes on with a regular wrench.
I have the same problem getting to the Oil Filter, do you have to take the under panels off first?
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:14 AM
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Is this the 3.7 or the 4.0 engine ?
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Old 05-03-2010, 12:38 PM
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It's a 2.8 Diesel, can you help?

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The Nitro 2.8 year 2007. The oil filter is o the top but where is the sump plug? I know it must be on the bottom, but has anyone got a diagram of where it is and have any panels to be taken off???
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:18 PM
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here is how to change your oil filter

Just changed mine for the 1st time on 2008 nitro. Took 20 minutes. Here's exactly how you have to do it. You must lay perpendicular to the car with your face on the drivers side and feet on the passengers side. You must remove it with your left hand. Because of the way the arm bends and the lack of openings in the truck, this is the only way to get in there. It's about 5 inches higher than the bottom of the radiator and go toward the back of the truck from the radiator about 6-8 inches. It is in there at a slight angle, not straight up and down. There is only room for one hand and if you try it with your body the other direction and using your right hand, you will probably never get it. Buy a filter that says secure grip. they have a real tacky easy to grab material coated on them. This will help you tighten it. The oil drain plug is the super easy part.
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