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Unread 03-03-2010, 02:56 PM   #1
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Oil filter

About to change the oil in my sister 08 KK. Anyone know the filter wrench size? This thing a pain to work on? Some cars can be annouying to get to the filter

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Unread 04-02-2010, 08:21 AM   #2
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Good question. I have a 2010 Liberty and "heard" the oil filter was a pain in the azz to get to...I haven't actually looked yet but am planning to change the oil over the weekend unless I get lazy and take it to the quicklube place.

Where is it located...way out front on the driver's side ? Thanks.
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Unread 04-02-2010, 05:42 PM   #3
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Mine takes a 74 MM. Actually think I use a 74-76 combo I picked up at a local NAPA store. It's a little bit of a pain to get to the filter. Filter is on the front drivers side. 9-10 inch extension and a swivel joint of some kind. From just under the radiator shroud go up at a 45 degree angle through some hoses and you will get there!
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Unread 04-03-2010, 02:54 PM   #4
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With a coupon from the dealer for $24 I get new filter and a 5 qts of blended sync oil. With the degree of difficulty in removing the filter it isn't worth it to me. I use to do the '03 Liberty and that was bad enough.
Now on the other hand my Dodge Ram truck is simple so I do it myself.
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Unread 04-05-2010, 05:13 PM   #5
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I did the first oil change on my 2010 Liberty this past weekend. From underneath the filter was easy to get to and remove with a 70mm-76mm filter wretch.

I had a hard time finding the correct filter though. Most stores had the 08 filter, but 09-10 is different with a larger diameter hole (which I did not know) and had to go to 3 parts stores to find one.

Fram had what they claimed was the 2009-2010 filter but it was 1/2 the length of the OEM filter and I did not want to use it.

I finally found a Purolator filter PN# L22500, that looked correct, the store I was at only had 1 so I got lucky.
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Unread 04-13-2010, 10:28 AM   #6
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Oil filter

Last month I changed mine on a 2010 K.
I know the replacement for the 2010 was a Purolator 22500,I used a 14 flute 3 inch filter cap that I got at Auto Zone for 5 bucks.
To remove the mopar filter I used a 3 inch 15 flute that I already had in my garage,that original was on there tight! I didnot need an extension bar you can reach up and :feel : your way onto the filter.
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Unread 04-16-2010, 12:46 PM   #7
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I had a hard time finding the correct filter though. Most stores had the 08 filter, but 09-10 is different with a larger diameter hole (which I did not know) and had to go to 3 parts stores to find one.
Humm...didn't realize there was a difference either...good to know.
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Unread 09-14-2010, 09:12 AM   #8
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I just changed the oil for the first time on our 2010 Liberty. What a pain in the A _ _ to get to! Why would anyone design something that makes a routine maintenance item so hard to reach?!? Anyway, after several attempts with filter caps, filter wrench, etc. with no luck, I used a strap wrench that attaches to a 1/2 inch drive and with about 15" of extensions going fron under the radiator at about a 30 degree angle, I finally broke it loose. It was extremely tight but the oil drain plug was almost loose enough to turn it with my fingers!!!!!!
Go Figure! There's also no way to get the filter off without making a mess so you better just have plenty of rags around! Also, since the filter goes on at a steep angle, you can't really pre-load the filter with clean oil. Therefore, the engine runs dry for a few seconds. Mine made audible clicking noises for about 3 or 4 seconds, until the oil started circulating. Anybody else experience this? And another thing; any comments on the reason for using such a light (5w20) oil? That stuff poured like water! Seems awfully thin to me. Comments?
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Unread 09-14-2010, 09:52 AM   #9
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It is a pain, that's why i bring my oil and filter to the dealer and pay them 10 bucks to change it over. 10 bucks isn't worth my heartache . The reason such a light oil is used is because it gives your Jeep like .2 MPG more.
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Unread 09-14-2010, 10:02 AM   #10
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i use my bare hands and it works just fine kinda hard to get there with the wrench
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Unread 09-14-2010, 10:06 AM   #11
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oh and i only use mobil1 filter/oils
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Unread 09-14-2010, 10:08 AM   #12
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Same here Mobil 1 5W20 and Mobil 1 Filter every 3K since first oil change.
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Unread 09-14-2010, 01:24 PM   #13
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i used to do it, but lately im starting to question the 3k oil change
here is a good article regarding the matter
Like the
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Unread 10-25-2010, 09:58 AM   #14
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We finally changed our oil yesterday.
Did the recommended 5W-20...
interesting comment from Elt31987 above on the .2 mpg more you get.

It was a bit of a contortionist act to get the filter off.
But I got it loosened by using a oil filter wrench.
It was pretty tight (maybe too tight) then my husband finished
the job by draining the oil pan and putting the new filter in.

Compared to my subie's it was a challenge but I'm glad we
can do it ourselves.
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Unread 10-26-2010, 04:27 PM   #15
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I use my hands and install a puralator pure one oil filter and 5 qts of pennzoil 5w20. I also put a "quick disconnect" on the battery terminal to reset the ECU at every oil change. I will post pics soon
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