I drained the oil from the car, then found out I couldn't use my regular wrench. I looked on the back of the package product. Plastic was the wrong move. There was a list for compatibility vehicles. Looking back at it, part of the problem might be that the filter is so small relative to the big, wide Volvo filters that I'm used to. The Solution The solution to this is to use an oil filter wrench that extends down past this ring and engages the tabs below.
But my oil filter housing gets stuck and I would have to use another tool to smack and it would come loose. I had to buy a special for my socket wrench. When you remove the filter, the wrench sticks to the filter housing and has to be pried off. Some Common Problems Some oil filter wrench designs only utilize the hex ring to remove and install the housing see top image with silver wrench. I learned the hard way last night that the Toyota oil filter wrench is an essential element of the first oil change. With the Toyota cartridge style oil filter system the screw-on plastic or metal housing is retained and not disposed of like the traditional style above. A 15 minute job was turned into a 1.
Went through my favorite list of curse words then purchased a metal one from the dealer for 8 bones. I had 3-4 brands to choose from for filter sockets when I worked at oreillys and ive never had someone ask for one that I couldn't get within 24 hours. These are plastic housings and do not have the center drain valve that the larger engine housings do. I've had the cheap ones either strip the filter or get stuck on the filter after getting it off the car. This is why our Toyota oil filter wrenches are forged from quality 6061 T5 aluminum making them considerably stronger than cast versions.
Use of this site is subject to certain. I even use it to give it a little tug to snug it up, not trusting hand tight on something I can barely reach or see properly. They looked like a set of plastic tumblers with grips on the outside, but on the inside, there was a metal insert that fit over the end of the filter, so they way they worked was that you'd pick the size of wrench you need, and the whole thing would slip over the filter and give you good grip to remove it, while the plastic cup would catch any oil spilling from the filter as you removed it, so no drips and no mess. They had it in-stock and I should have it here in a couple of days. In search of fresh thoughts is among the most exciting activities however it can be also exhausted whenever we could not find the expected plan.
The tool did fit and I was able to remove my oil filter and the paper filter inside the housing. If not, any alternative tool just to get this damn oil filter off. I don't know if other wrenches are like this or if it just inherent in the design of the filter housing but it's a bit of extra work to pry the wrench off the housing when removing or tightening the oil filter housing. Many times these oil filter caps are installed very tightly and the oil filter wrench will need to be used with a breaker bar to remove it. You can buy the proper oil filter socks from your local Toyota dealer 60 bucks if I remember correctly but the one I use is a much better quality one sold by mac tools. We want you to have your Motivx Tools oil filter wrench for the life of your vehicle and we know it will save you a ton of money over paying someone else to change your oil. I think I would've kept it and rated a 5 star.
We have been looking for this image throughout net and it originated from reputable source. Saw a couple of different brands on Amazon but they all have good and bad reviews. We still had my son's car though. However, your car is under warranty, chances are doing your own oil will void it. Can I purchase through them or is there something I can get somewhere else that is as effective and won't damage the housing? I got cheap one on ebay, no complaints.
Lastly, lets talk about how oil filter wrenches are constructed. So now lets talk about the wrenches used to remove the housing to allow for filter replacement. May 23rd, 2016 9:30 pmTry hockey tape on the filter with a short overlap in the counter clock wise direction. I got one of the end-cap style wrenches and also found it a bit loose, but two smallish strips of gaff tape fixed that. In fact, it was the best of any end-cap wrench I had found: Click to expand.
The second part of the problem is that these housings are frequently overtightened requiring a large amount of force to remove them. And yes, I had to buy the new strap wrench because my oil filter wrench wouldn't fit the original one. I believe they're about 30 and you should be able to find them on the website. The two images on the right are of a plastic and aluminum 2. There's nothing inherently wrong with the wrench and it does its job of removing the oil filter housing but this wrench is for removing a cartridge type filter, not a canister type filter. I think that it's the same process. Just bought my first Toyota.
A link to the correct tool would be greatly appreciated. Listed above is a amazing picture for 2010 Toyota Corolla Oil Filter Wrench Size. Single piece cast aluminum construction for strength and durability. There were still a few other models of Toyota vehicles but I don't remember. I learned the hard way last night that the Toyota oil filter wrench is an essential element of the first oil change. So I had a car up on ramps with no oil in it, and I couldn't take it to go get the proper tool. Some Common Problems Some oil filter wrench designs only utilize the hex ring to remove and install the housing see top image with silver wrench.
The filter box has a graphic showing how to replace the filter. The second time, I bought one of those end-cap wrenches and they slip and pop unless you really get them on the filter ie, get a hammer and give it a few taps so that it goes right onto the filter , and then they work fine, but it also becomes a real pain to get the wrench off the filter afterwards. This housing is found on the 2. If anyone comes across a set like this in their travels, please, please, please let me know! Next I tried one of those strap wrenches, which just began to dent the filter. Otherwise the tool is a great tool if I have the other vehicles listed there. Many times these oil filter caps are installed very tightly and the oil filter wrench will need to be used with a breaker bar to remove it.