1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Oil Filter Housing STUCK... need help!

Discussion in 'Colorado' started by dylantran97, Jan 15, 2021.

  1. Jan 15, 2021 at 4:32 PM
    #1
    dylantran97

    dylantran97 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2019
    Member:
    #292008
    Messages:
    75
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado/Texas
    Vehicle:
    19 DCLB SR5
    So I was doing an oil change on the truck and drained my oil and the filter, no problem. Then I got to taking off the actual housing, and it would not budge, even with an oil filter wrench. I tried using a pipe extension to get more leverage and heating up the threads but to no avail. I don't want to break it, but I don't know what else to do. Maybe using a 24mm socket instead of the 3/8 drive?

    If anyone has any ideas or is close to Aurora, CO, help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Jan 15, 2021 at 5:06 PM
    #2
    YamaDirtrider

    YamaDirtrider Custom bumpers @FORT-ifyRigs

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2016
    Member:
    #179877
    Messages:
    6,148
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Josh
    Elizabeth CO
    Vehicle:
    06 DCLB sport postrunner
    What hasn't been modified?
    Worst case you break it and the part stores can get one within a day
     
  3. Jan 15, 2021 at 5:26 PM
    #3
    JG358

    JG358 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2020
    Member:
    #319760
    Messages:
    201
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jake
    Colorado
    Vehicle:
    16 Tacoma TRD OR DCSB
    I'd use a 24mm socket and breaker bar. Broke out the center of my first filter wrench using 3/8 drive
     
  4. Jan 15, 2021 at 5:29 PM
    #4
    tirediron

    tirediron Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2019
    Member:
    #279864
    Messages:
    1,086
    First Name:
    John
    Vehicle:
    2018 4x4 Sport, Auto, BBP
  5. Jan 15, 2021 at 5:33 PM
    #5
    eurowner

    eurowner Duke Sky

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2017
    Member:
    #211429
    Messages:
    1,864
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Scoty
    The Syncro Ranch, Salida ColoRADo
    Vehicle:
    '17 TRDOR DCLB Silver Sky Met
    Mobtown 0* sliders W/fill plates, Mobtown Recovery Bar, Snugtop Hiliner Sport, ATH bed Stiffeners (cuz bottle openers!), Badger plates for Firestone airbag + Relentless U-bolt flip + Daystar cradle + Wheelers Bump stops, TRD Pro shift knob, TRD Exhaust, HPS Silicone intake tube, Green Filter, TRD Intake Air Accelerator, 265-75-16 Toyo Open Country ATII, TRD Graphite Beadlocks, TRD alloy front skid. Much Meso awesomeness, FreshMexicanTaco TacoGarage Camera Controller + DDM, WarFab Sheridan hitch skid, Rago LCA steel skids + lower rear shock guards, ScanGauge II,
    I found that using a long, 20”+ 1/2” breaker bar torquing slowly with even pressure unthreads the plastic housing easier. My 3/8” bar didn’t do it.
    There is a lot of seal drag on these.
     
  6. Jan 16, 2021 at 7:15 AM
    #6
    dylantran97

    dylantran97 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2019
    Member:
    #292008
    Messages:
    75
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado/Texas
    Vehicle:
    19 DCLB SR5
    Alright, I will try using a breaker bar and 24mm socket today. Fingers crossed it works.... Appreciate it!
     
    wilcam47 likes this.
  7. Jan 16, 2021 at 7:16 AM
    #7
    dylantran97

    dylantran97 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2019
    Member:
    #292008
    Messages:
    75
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado/Texas
    Vehicle:
    19 DCLB SR5
  8. Jan 16, 2021 at 7:18 AM
    #8
    EnBoo

    EnBoo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2018
    Member:
    #259519
    Messages:
    389
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nathan
    Denver, CO
    Vehicle:
    2018 DCSB Quicksand Sellout
    Did mine the other day and had to use a 24. It was stuck pretty good but that should do the trick
     
  9. Jan 16, 2021 at 7:20 AM
    #9
    304_Taco

    304_Taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2017
    Member:
    #226250
    Messages:
    802
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Curtis
    Morgantown, WV
    Vehicle:
    16 TRD Sport DCSB MT
    @dylantran97 make sure the retaining clip is bent outwards enough so it doesn't catch on the filter housing. You can see it in my picture above the "toyota", I'm pretty sure its on the passenger side.20191229_164950.jpg
     
    eurowner likes this.
  10. Jan 16, 2021 at 7:21 AM
    #10
    BalutTaco

    BalutTaco Moja_Przygoda

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2019
    Member:
    #288885
    Messages:
    2,453
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    3rd Gen 2019 Cement DCLB TRD OR
    265/75r/16 Ko2 / Bird nest engine bay.../ 6112/5160/ med pack
    Last option is to stab a screwdriver into the oil filter and turn that baby!!!

    PS. idk if it works on the 3rd gen... work on those cheap oil filter tho
     
  11. Jan 16, 2021 at 7:51 AM
    #11
    dylantran97

    dylantran97 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2019
    Member:
    #292008
    Messages:
    75
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado/Texas
    Vehicle:
    19 DCLB SR5
    Were you able to get it with a 24 and a ratchet? I'll probably try that first before asking the neighbors for their breaker bar :)
     
  12. Jan 16, 2021 at 7:52 AM
    #12
    dylantran97

    dylantran97 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2019
    Member:
    #292008
    Messages:
    75
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado/Texas
    Vehicle:
    19 DCLB SR5
    Ok I definitely see the retaining clip, appreciate the heads up. Bending it out of the way is just to not damage it, not to make it any easier to loosen, correct?
     
  13. Jan 16, 2021 at 7:52 AM
    #13
    EnBoo

    EnBoo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2018
    Member:
    #259519
    Messages:
    389
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nathan
    Denver, CO
    Vehicle:
    2018 DCSB Quicksand Sellout
    I had a 24 and my torque wrench since it's a bit bigger. Mine came off pretty easily with that
     
  14. Jan 16, 2021 at 7:55 AM
    #14
    dylantran97

    dylantran97 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2019
    Member:
    #292008
    Messages:
    75
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado/Texas
    Vehicle:
    19 DCLB SR5
    I'm hesitant to use my torque wrench as a breaker bar... you didn't damage it?
     
  15. Jan 16, 2021 at 7:57 AM
    #15
    Knute

    Knute Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2020
    Member:
    #337515
    Messages:
    2,180
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    '06 4.0L Tacoma TRD Sport
    Stock, 4WD, Access Cab, White,
    Please do not use the torque wrench as a breaker bar.......... this is a very good way to wreck the mechanism in the torque wrench.
     
    tirediron and eurowner like this.
  16. Jan 16, 2021 at 7:57 AM
    #16
    EnBoo

    EnBoo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2018
    Member:
    #259519
    Messages:
    389
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nathan
    Denver, CO
    Vehicle:
    2018 DCSB Quicksand Sellout
    I didn't really have any other options. I would use a breaker bar if you have one. But no damage
     
  17. Jan 16, 2021 at 7:58 AM
    #17
    T4RFTMFW

    T4RFTMFW Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2014
    Member:
    #134525
    Messages:
    69,584
    It’s an oil filter housing, not a stuck bolt. Your torque wrench is rated well beyond what the filter will need. Be logical.

    But do what you’re comfortable with.
     
    EnBoo likes this.
  18. Jan 16, 2021 at 8:01 AM
    #18
    304_Taco

    304_Taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2017
    Member:
    #226250
    Messages:
    802
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Curtis
    Morgantown, WV
    Vehicle:
    16 TRD Sport DCSB MT
    It's intended design as far as I know is to keep the filter from loosening if it isn't torqued properly. It will catch on the "wings" of the filter housing and prevent it from turning further.

    Bending it could help it loosen easier if it is catching the housing, then simply bend it back when you reinstall the filter.
     
  19. Jan 16, 2021 at 8:04 AM
    #19
    su.brat

    su.brat Tacomakart

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2016
    Member:
    #193316
    Messages:
    8,821
    TW
    my cartridge required a breaker bar and then it broke during removal. replaced with a stock cartridge yesterday and gtg. the dealer did the last oil, so another low skill teenager with an impact gun i guess.
     
    tedusmc1345 likes this.
  20. Jan 16, 2021 at 11:39 AM
    #20
    dylantran97

    dylantran97 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2019
    Member:
    #292008
    Messages:
    75
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado/Texas
    Vehicle:
    19 DCLB SR5
    Just to update everyone - just got it finished up. After the roadblock yesterday, I decided to do everything I could in one try as opposed to trying one method, then throwing every idea I had at it until something worked.

    I started by removing the airdam to get more working room and leverage. Then, I heated up the area with a blow dryer and tapping lightly with a hammer just to loosen up everything - oil, threads, etc. Finally, using a 24mm socket on a breaker bar, I applied a slow ramp up of torque until it broke loose. No drama, easy peasy. Next time, I'll probably do the same thing and order an aluminum housing to replace this one.. maybe it will work better from what I read. Appreciate everyone's help, and hopefully this thread is helpful for those who have this problem in the future!
     
    JDM, Wulf, eurowner and 1 other person like this.

Products Discussed in

To Top