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Old 10-20-2010, 04:44 PM
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Can't Unscrew Coolant Filter

Had my truck flushed today and now I'm trying put a new coolant filter on at the house and I can't seem to get the old one to unscrew. I don't have any type of strap wrench or anything.

I didn't think I put it on that tight.

Any suggestions?
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:57 PM
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find a man lol j/k, try wearing some gloves to grip it better.
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:16 PM
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I had to remove mine with a ratchet strap once (I've since bought TWO strap wrenches), I just looped the ratchet strap around the filter, tightened it and then used the ratchet handle thing to put the leverage on it (that make any sense at all )

Or just poke a big screwdriver through it and use that as a handle, it'll make a mess though.
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:24 PM
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Mine also would get really tight once it was on there for a while. I just had to reef on it really hard. Maybe try denting it and then getting a screw driver in the dent and pound it back to release it.
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:26 PM
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Haha...yeah I felt like a sissy asking.

I ended up getting it off by unbolting the housing from the mounting bracket and having my roommate hold the housing while I twisted it off.

I panicked because I'm driving home (180 miles) tomorrow and needed to get a new filter on there tonight because the other one have Purple Power and VC9 ran through it.

Thanks for the help
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:27 PM
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Screwdriver idea is a good one though. I'll have to remember that.
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:34 PM
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you can also stab a screw driver through it and twist
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