Last post on Oct 14, 2010 at 6:49 AM
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Hyundai Tucson, Oil, SUV
#1 of 7 Tuscon oil fliter access
Jan 13, 2007 (4:58 pm)
I can't believe how difficult it was to access and change the oil filter on my 2006 Hyundai Tuscon. It seems that removing the front shield is the only way to access the filter. Anyone have suggestions?
#2 of 7 changing oil filter
Mar 28, 2007 (7:43 am)
yes, the only way to change the filter is to remove the shield. what i did is to replace the bolts with studs, this makes removing the shield easier and faster. good luck !
#3 of 7 Re: changing oil filter [airflyte]
Jan 10, 2008 (7:02 pm)
I used a jig saw and modified the shield by cutting out just enough of the plastic so the oil filter can be reached easily. Now, I have the easiest filter to reach and change of any car I have ever owned. With the high ground clearance, I don't even need ramps, just lay down a a mat and do the job.
#4 of 7 Re: Tuscon oil fliter access [hyundaifan]
Oct 10, 2008 (8:28 pm)
Before reinstalling the plastic front shield, I drilled out the rivets holding that sheet metal louvered plate on, replacing them with 8-32 threaded pop rivets. Next time, for oil filter access, I can just remove the plate with installed 8-32 SS pan head screws which pass through the plastic and into the plate's now threaded holes.
#5 of 7 Re: Tuscon oil fliter access [jimwk]
Nov 20, 2008 (11:09 am)
I just take it to the WalMart pros...no problem...
#6 of 7 Re: Tuscon oil fliter access [hyundaifan]
Jul 23, 2010 (1:43 pm)
On the 2010 Tuck, it is cake...
pop open the filter panel, drop the filter, new filter on, (a Mobil1 M-104),
pour in just under 5 qts of Mobil One. Done. I'm 6 ft 1", 210 and I could
slide under and work, with no problems.
#7 of 7 Re: Tuscon oil fliter access [motordavid]
Oct 14, 2010 (6:49 am)
Have any of you had a problem with the oil filter sealing? Does it seem too hard to tighten down properly?