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Unread 04-13-2013, 09:46 AM   #1
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Oil Filter Housing

Hi all, seems I have a leak from the Oil Filter Housing on my 97 4.0. Is there a seal or gasket behind that housing that can be changed? If so, is there anything out of the ordinary about replacing it and what's the torgue for reinstalling the housing? Thanks.

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Unread 04-13-2013, 06:32 PM   #2
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Your better off getting a new housing they are like 80 bucks at your local auto part store
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Unread 04-13-2013, 09:17 PM   #3
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You can get the o ring kit at any mopar dealer. Its only about $4 but a pain to change them
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Yeah, the 3 o-ring kit should fix the leak on your oil filter adapter. 2 o-rings for the bolt and 1 for where it goes against the block. Below is some real good info on tools to use since there's very little room between the frame and T-60 torx bolt head on your 97 4.0 along w/most others.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/o.../#post14669901

You may want to re-check the part number for the o-ring kit to make sure it's the same for your 97. Good luck.
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Unread 04-14-2013, 02:56 AM   #5
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Some are a large hex rather than a T-60. My 94 is a hex. Either way, it's not coming out easy.

Good info in this thread...

Oil Filter Adaptor Removal (my way)
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Unread 04-14-2013, 06:53 AM   #6
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Don't understand why the even used that adaptor unless it was needed on other Jeeps using the 4.0. My 98 does not have it luckily and there is plenty of room between the end of the filter and the frame.
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Unread 04-14-2013, 07:08 AM   #7
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Don't understand why the even used that adaptor unless it was needed on other Jeeps using the 4.0. My 98 does not have it luckily and there is plenty of room between the end of the filter and the frame.
Would there still be room if a motor mount crapped out?

I use tall filters, my reason to keep the adapter.
And my starter doesn't have a spec of rust!
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Not been a problem in 15 years so not worried about that. I use standard size Purolators plenty of room. Nice to have less leak sources on any old Jeep...
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Unread 04-29-2013, 06:43 AM   #9
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One other question on this. Do the holes along the oil filter bolt housing shart need to align up with the hole in the middle of the oil filter housing that feeds oil to the oil filter? Thanks.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 07:43 AM   #10
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No, there's an oil passage inside the adapter housing.




Clean all surfaces well. Coat o-rings with oil.
Make sure the block index pin is aligned the small notch shown on the left side in this pic... then crank it down bubba tight.

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Unread 05-01-2013, 08:54 AM   #11
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Got it. Thanks very much.
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