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Unread 07-23-2008, 11:40 AM   #1
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Oil Filter Access

Okay this may be the most noobish question ever...

2007 Patriot Ltd.

What is the best way to access the oil filter? I can't even seem to see it from the wheel well/underneath the vehicle.

Thanks.

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Unread 07-23-2008, 11:51 AM   #2
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there is a hole cut in the bottom plastic, Or skid plate if you have it. Its on the side of the engine, under the intake manifold. (front of vehicle)
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Unread 07-23-2008, 12:00 PM   #3
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there is a hole cut in the bottom plastic, Or skid plate if you have it. Its on the side of the engine, under the intake manifold. (front of vehicle)
Thanks. I saw the hole for the drain plug. So there is another hole for the filter?
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Unread 07-23-2008, 12:01 PM   #4
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I have a Compass, but I assume the access is the same...directly in "front" of the oil pan and perhaps the easiest Oil filter I have ever had to access/change. I think even Jiffy Lube could get this one right...
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Unread 07-23-2008, 12:37 PM   #5
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Hmm do you have the Trail Rated Patriot?

if so you might need to remove the skid plate to get to the oil filter

either way it should be right on the front side of the block - I just changed my Compass oil and it was really easy to find.
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Unread 07-23-2008, 12:46 PM   #6
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Hmm do you have the Trail Rated Patriot?

if so you might need to remove the skid plate to get to the oil filter

either way it should be right on the front side of the block - I just changed my Compass oil and it was really easy to find.
I don't think it's the trail rated one...there's no badge saying so anyways.

When you guys are saying 'front'. Are you referring to the actual front of the vehicle, or the theoretical front of the engine where the belts are?
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Unread 07-23-2008, 02:08 PM   #7
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I don't think it's the trail rated one...there's no badge saying so anyways.

When you guys are saying 'front'. Are you referring to the actual front of the vehicle, or the theoretical front of the engine where the belts are?
The patriot's engine is tranverse mounted so the front of the engine is technically on the passenger side. In the case of the oil filter we are refering to the front of the patriot itself.

The oil pan hangs down quite a bit lower than the filter so youll have to get underneith the patriot and look up thru the hole to see it.

Hope this helps.
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Unread 07-23-2008, 02:59 PM   #8
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The patriot's engine is tranverse mounted so the front of the engine is technically on the passenger side. In the case of the oil filter we are refering to the front of the patriot itself.

The oil pan hangs down quite a bit lower than the filter so youll have to get underneith the patriot and look up thru the hole to see it.

Hope this helps.
Gotcha...that would explain why I never saw it. I kept looking towards the passenger side of the engine...not the front of the vehicle.

Thanks for your help!
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