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To reach the oil filter, guide your hand around the back side of the drive axle and up toward the top of the engine.

Be careful if the engine has been running recently. The engine and exhaust components may be very hot.

Twist the oil filter counter-clockwise with your hand until it comes off the threads on the engine block.

If the filter is too tight to loosen by hand, use an oil filter wrench. A wrench that fits over the top of the oil filter is necessary, as there is very little space on the sides of the oil filter.

Lower the oil filter out of the engine bay with the threads facing up, then place it in the oil drain pan with the threads facing down.

Wipe off as much spilled oil as possible.

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