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#1 (permalink) Old 07-01-2013, 11:26 AM
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Hello, new to the forums here but I have searched the other oil filter threads with no luck on a solution for my problem.

I have a 2011 Kia Sorento that I'm trying to change the oil filter in. The filter cap is on there so tight nothing seems to be working for me. I have tried a adjustable crescent wrench, a 27mm box wrench, a adjustable oil filter wrench, and nothing seems to budge it. Is there a special socket or cap wrench for this like some other cars have?

The O-ring appears to be pinched between the housing and the cap, I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it.

I would like to try some of suggestions I might receive on here before I take it to the dealer and have them get it off.

Thanks in advance.
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Apply more force. It will come off. When you replace the filter, make sure you put a couple of drops of oil on your finger and lube up the new o-ring before you put the cap back on.
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