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post #1 of 69 (permalink) Old 05-10-2007, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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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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It is kinda tough to get to, but I got to mine from the bottom.
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Would a dealer or mechanic have any problems getting to it??
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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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Oil Change & Oil Change Light

Anyone figure out the secret to changing the oil filter on the 3.7? Took me 40 minutes to get the damn thing off.....very bad place to put the filter. Anyways, is there some easy way to get it done? I don't wanna have to pay someone to change my damn oil its ridiculous. Any help is appreciated.
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TTT, no one has ever done an oil change? Or no one has found an easy way to get that filter off?
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oil change?

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TTT, no one has ever done an oil change? Or no one has found an easy way to get that filter off?
What? We're supposed to change the oil???

Sorry, couldn't resist!

I have not personally changed the oil in years. Not only do I not have a place to do so, it's just too awkward, messy, etc, then you have to deal with the old oil ... can't just dump it in the ditch any more, y'know!

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Sorry, I have the 4.0 and it could not be simpler. The oil filter is right next to the drain plug.


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Sorry, I have the 4.0 and it could not be simpler. The oil filter is right next to the drain plug.
thanks. anyone with a 3.7?
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post #10 of 69 (permalink) Old 02-19-2008, 05:29 PM
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Having the same problem. Just went to change my oil and couldn't for the life of me figure out how to replace the filter.
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