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I know it is a lame question but i want to make sure since the owners manual doesnt really help. Im not sure if what i am loking at is the filter. I mean i went out and got a fram filter and it isnt the same size ans the one that is on there now. I checked the book at the store and online and i have the correct one. But is the location right in between the front tires directly under the fan a pulleys? i went under the car and looked but it is above some sort of flashing? wind dam? is that it? what a stupid spot for it if it is... also too which is the oil pan? there seems to be two under there... it manual is terrible. please help:lame::wtf:
 

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i found it... a pain in the ass and the last shop that put the filter on must of been the HULK but i couldnt get the thing off... I was being rushed out of my friends driveway as he wanted to test drive his mods to his Pathfinder. PITA so needless to say even with the assistance of a filter wrench, two types... and even channel locks i couldnt get the thing... so i guess it will be new oil and old filter... for 2000 miles... oh well that iw what you get for rushing... that stupid piece of plastic... you would think that they would of made an access for the filter like they did on the new models... :lame::wtf:
 

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What kind of filter wrenches did you use? I use a belt-style wrench, which I've found to generate a lot of torque, fits into small spaces, and fits a wide range of sizes.

K-D Tools 3149 - Nylon Strap Oil Filter Wrench

I've also heard amazing things about the adjustable oil filter wrench... two steel jaws that clamp onto the filter as you turn.

https://www.matcotools.com/Catalog/toolcatalog.jsp?cattype=T&cat=2125&page=5
Part #OF636
http://www.matcotools.com/ProductImages/of636.jpg

Also, I've seen two different sizes of filters for my '03. The parts book in the stores list two part #'s for the same filter brand/model, so I didn't worry about it. As long as the gasket and the inner hole is the same size, it should work fine. The OEM Nissan filter is tiny, I was amazed when I first changed my oil.
 

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long flat blade screwdriver + hammer will solve your problems

ive had to do that many times ...sometimes i surprise myself with how tight in cinch the damn filters on
 
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