Why did they do this to us??? I was able to remove the clip and cap and filter and O ring and replace with new filter and O ring. The item that I am talking about looks like it is screwed into a metal piece. After my first experience trying to change the oil filter on my new 2009 Corolla I have realized that unless they make available a tool or new filter cap I will not be able to do my own oil changes with this car. Aren't these things supposed to get easier with later model cars? All filter changes have been performed the same; place the new o-ring in the filter cap groove below the flange, smear oil on the o-ring and on the mating metal surface inside the engine and tightening to the proper torque 18 ft-lbs. There's a plastic cover shaped like the base of a small oil filter that is the housing for the paper element that is the filter. Do not remove the oil filter bracket clip when installing the oil filter cap assembly. It is located behind the passenger side glove compartment.
Will I have to jack up the 2009 Corolla to get to the filter or am I just missing it? And yes, if I had know about this problem before purchasing this car I would have bought a different car and probably not even a Toyota. Will I have to jack up the 2009 Corolla to get to the filter or am I just missing it? I guess the first one is on Lexus then I will climb underneath. Do not cross thread the oil filter cap assembly. But of course this will be for their tool, so if do decide to spend the money, you will know what torque it should be when tightened. Now, about the filters at the auto parts stores. Why else would it go over 3,000 miles and then blow out? I used a strap wrench to loosen the cap as it was too tight to turn by hand. I just bought an 09 Corolla with the 1.
First, I never write to blogs, so this is my first. Just changed the oil on my 2009 matrix 1. I spent several hours on this project but learned a lot and expect the next oil change to take about 20 minutes. . I can't believe that I have a 2009 Corolla and I will not be able to perform my own oil changes because of such a terrible design.
So I don't know where everyone's getting their answers from, unless we ta … lking radically different models here! Toyota would do everybody a favor by putting a 14mm nut head on the cartridge cap I also agree with a previous comment about making the thing metal. My experience today left me with a driveway sprayed with oil because I could not get the cap on tight enough after changing the filter. I have not gone completely underneath the engine to see yet. Step 5: Reverse the above procedures to reassemble the vehicle. I am hoping someone can confirm the similarity of the Lexus filter to the above notes. She checked the rear view mirror before switching to the left lane and noticed smoke pouring out behind the car.
It can slightly damage the surface of the plastic cap. I used a strap wrench to loosen the cap as it was too tight to turn by hand. I'm simply too busy to be wasting so much time. I jacked it up and found a puddle of oil under the oil filter. Be sure to remove the O-ring for the cap by hand, without using any tools, to prevent damage to the groove for the O-ring on the cap.
I jacked it up and found a puddle of oil under the oil filter. And your post was exactly dead one the money! Get down under the car and follow the fuel lines from the tank forward, you will find it. But I guess statiscally it was acceptable to them not to take a positive proactive measure. I feel like the company could make a system with standard nut end piece using the same nut size as the drain plug would have been a no brainer and made oil changes easy. I love my freedom and the sense that comes from doing my general maintenance on my vehicle I have many. Unfortunately it did not work.
Plastic has been used for years where metal previously was the standard. That small detent spring that seems to get in the way is to allow a stepped removal of the cap and drainage of the oil. I didn't crossthread the cap or anything like that, I just simply cannot find a tool that can tighten it enough and that works well in the very small space provided in that compartment area. Once you have it taken it off, you can take out the old paper filter and put in the new filter. Email me if you need instructions on how to take it off and such.
Plastic has been used for years where metal previously was the standard. I all my year in design and manufacturing, I have never seen such an idiotic design and location for an oil filter. That metal tab thing appears to be there only as a safety measure to keep a loose cap from coming loose and falling off. The item that I am talking about looks like it is screwed into a metal piece. I sent the following to Toyota: I have owned three previous Corollas, a 4-Runner, a Tundra, and along time ago, a Corona Wagon, and I cannot tell you how disappointed I am with the oil filter cap and case design on my new 2009 Corolla. Not as gruesome as it looks. Had I known that this kind of nickel-dime decision making had gone into the design of the 2009 Corolla, I would have gone to Honda with my business and will probably do so in the future.