driver's side of engineWe have a 3 week old HiHy and my husband just went to change the oil for the first time (3500 miles)
Couldn't find the filter! Any hints from someone who knows?
Thanks in advance!:ts:
No one needs to be ASE certified to change their oil....if that's what yu are implying...I agree whole heartedly.thanks for the advice, but I really don't need a lesson on how to change oil. I was trying to offer my experience with a difficult situation, but maybe LT is an expert and can remove those OEM oil filters better than me. :tu:
Thanks for the info. I have a 2007 HyHi that is due for an oil change ... I appreciate your report.I changed the oil in my wife's 2007 Highlander Hybrid a few weeks ago. You need to:
1. Have a long, skinny arm with a lot of strength
2. Take the splash plate off
3. A specialized Oil Filter wrench
It was a complete pain and the stock oil filter does not have any kind of "sure grip" top where it is easy to turn. I ended up pucturing the filter with a small screwdriver to turn it. Her Highlander has a Fram Sure Grip Filter on it now so it will easier 1200 miles from now when the next change is due. Otherwise, the Highlander Hybrid is great and certainly gets better mileage then my 2007 Tundra with the 5.7L V8.