Friday, January 8, 2010

Where does the oil filter go on a chevy cobalt? can't find it!?

haven't done one on a cobalt yet but if it's anything like the cavaliers which i'm guessing it is it's a paper filter. there should be a black plastic cap on the drivers side towards the front of the car on the engine. it either takes a socket or a 3/8 or 1/2 drive to loosen it then you pull the filter out and put the new one in. like i said i'm not sure the cobalt is set up like that

yeh i checked it you have a paper filter not sure if it's in the same location as the cavalier but it's somewhere on the engine. it's not an external filter that's why you're having trouble finding itWhere does the oil filter go on a chevy cobalt? can't find it!?
Go ahead and get under the hood of the car. Once you pull the oil cap off you can pull off the big plastic cover that sits over the engine. It isn't bolted down, so all you have to do is lift up on it and it will come right off. Once the plastic cover is removed, you will be able to see the canister where the filter goes. It's silver, it hangs directly off the side of the engine, closest to the front of the car, and the top of it has a black, plastic plug that you can remove by turning it with a socket or a wrench, but let me tell you it takes a big one. If you don't have a socket that fits, then you can be creative and try to get it loosened another way. Be careful, don't ruin or bust the plastic top. Once you get it unscrewed, just lift up on the black plug and the filter will come right out with it. Put the new filter in. Make sure the filter canister is empty, and then put it back into the canister and tighten it up. i know, this is not a typical filter, but it is what it is.

good luck

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