Is there a special oil filter wrench for the captiva

Hem998
0

Asked by Hem998 May 10, 2012 at 04:46 PM about the Chevrolet Captiva Sport

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The oil filter is located right next to the exhaust pipe and in between an AC line that makes it ridiculously hard to
remove!  

2 Answers

mtmonarch
235

Did you try one of the seat-belt strap type filter wrenches? Those are the best as they'll clamp down on any filter and they can get into tight spaces. You can either turn them with a 3/4" wrench or insert a 1/2'' ratchet extension in the end of it if you don't have room for a wrench. I bought my Harley new 30 yrs. ago & when I went to change the oil for the first time, the filter was so tight that I had it about ripped in two trying to get it off, trying a filter wrench, and a screw driver. My friend had a strap wrench & it took it right off! He had two of them & gave me one and I've had it ever since. The best wrench out there! GOOD LUCK!

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Matt_O
20

V6 engine: I bought a filter wrench that fits the base of the filter and cut off approx 3/4" from the top. The wrench just barley catches the base of the filter and turns it enough to get it off by hand. I tried a strap wrench and a special filter wrench and they don't work, no room to turn. Process drain sump (pan), have lunch and then work on filter change, the hot exhaust manifold makes filter change difficult. The PF 63 filter is long enough to make change difficult.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Chevrolet Captiva Sport Questions

Chevrolet Captiva Sport Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 40
#2 Lars Cats
Lars Cats
Reputation 30
#2 TransAm77
TransAm77
Reputation 30
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Equinox"
1,017 Great Deals out of 56,903 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford Escape"
1,356 Great Deals out of 58,502 listings starting at $950
Used Honda CR-V"
705 Great Deals out of 53,292 listings starting at $1,400
Used Toyota RAV4"
720 Great Deals out of 37,113 listings starting at $1,995
Used Saturn VUE"
176 Great Deals out of 3,041 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Edge"
750 Great Deals out of 34,303 listings starting at $6,955
Used Nissan Rogue"
438 Great Deals out of 21,466 listings starting at $6,795
Used GMC Terrain"
446 Great Deals out of 24,799 listings starting at $10,500
Used Hyundai Santa Fe"
470 Great Deals out of 23,503 listings starting at $1,825
Used Buick Encore"
64 Great Deals out of 12,540 listings starting at $17,500
Used Chevrolet Cruze"
1,667 Great Deals out of 69,913 listings starting at $7,300
Used Kia Sportage"
238 Great Deals out of 12,301 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Traverse"
690 Great Deals out of 33,147 listings starting at $8,400
Used Chevrolet Malibu"
1,602 Great Deals out of 73,975 listings starting at $855
Used Hyundai Tucson"
267 Great Deals out of 9,673 listings starting at $2,995