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Unread 07-20-2013, 09:57 PM   #16
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I've seen some mechanics having good success with the Snap-on strap oil filter remover. Yeah, it can crush an oil filter but just move it up near the base and you can even use a pipe on your ratchet handle for leverage if need be.

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Unread 07-20-2013, 09:59 PM   #17
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^^ I've had mechanics recommend this as well. If you put a strip of sandpaper under the strap you can get a lot more grip too.
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Unread 07-21-2013, 02:06 AM   #18
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Thanks all for the help. I will try to break the seal the gasket has.

I also like the band type oil filter wrench. This thing they call an oil filter bent mine so now it's awkward to use and hard to torque.

Anyone know what size torx bit for the oil filter adapter? Might end up doing that.

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Unread 07-21-2013, 08:24 AM   #19
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Breaking/cutting the seal may be your best bet along with using a strap oil filter remover. But that Snap-on one w/the pic I posted seems waay too pricey at about $30.

Here's a write up removing the oil filter adapter and believe the Torx size is T60. I may have to double check that since I have a post in that thread where I said I used a T55. It's one tight fit, have a 96 4.0 just like yours, and removing the bit from the socket it comes with as posted below may be the best route.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/o...l#post14333953

Regardless, I had to use a big 10" pipe wrench with a pipe on the end to break the bolt loose. Tricky in not damaging the metal on the adapter next to the round bolt head in doing this. Also had to put heat to it but I didn't have an oil filter full of oil attached to it. Didn't matter if I might melt those o-rings, but they didn't, since had the Mopar 3 o-ring set from the dealer for only about $5. See the beginning of that thread for part number. Good luck!
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Unread 07-21-2013, 09:39 AM   #20
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Some of the oil filter adapters (like mine) use a 9/16 Allen head. I used a threaded rod coupler for 3/8 rod. It's just a 9/16 nut about an inch long. Put a 9/16 box end wrench on that and double wrenched it. Came right off.
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Unread 07-21-2013, 10:36 AM   #21
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Had this issue with with a 4.0 I rebuilt a few months ago. I took a flat head screw driver and pryed the base of the filter away from the filter adapter. Sprayed the oil filter base with PB Blaster and used a large pair of adjustable jaw pliers to spin it off.
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Unread 07-22-2013, 01:16 AM   #22
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I use one of these puppies, along with an extension and breaker bar. Even then, I have to put some effort into it - the filter is usually on there tight.
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