Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Oil filter housing turns with filter.

asked by on

Trying to change oil filter. When i turn filter, whole housing turns and filter will not come off.

My car has 18000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: I would get a strap wrench and try to hold ...

I would get a strap wrench and try to hold the housing with it while loosening the filter cap. Sometimes these caps are hard to remove. If you are still having trouble, a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, will be able to remove the filter for you and complete the oil change.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: What can cause the smart key to not work?

There are a few things that will keep the smart key from operating properly: 1. Another smart key is near the vehicle. 2. A mobile transmitter, such as a cell phone, is too close to the smart key. 3. A...

Q: How Does an Oil Filter Function?

An oil filter is a long, rectangular paper element that is folded into numerous pleats. The two ends of the pleated element are sealed together and the filter placed around a perforated metal tube inside a filter can. The perforated...

Q: I want to do a muffler delete on my car.

Hello. If you remove the muffler you still will get some sound deadening from the resonator and the catalytic converters. As for the legality of this, that depends on where you live. You need to check with local authorities to...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...