2013 Oil filter removal

wymerm

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2013 Encore
The filter on this vehicle is not removed from the bottom as the popular 2012-2016 video shows. You need a 24mm. socket w/ extension and it's simply removed from the top and replaced. The coolant line needs pushed back out of the way slightly but it comes right out. There's an electrical connector you can undo but it's unnecessary if you're careful. It's a cartridge filter that snaps in place. Mine didn't have an o-ring around the cap. I put the one that came with the filter on anyway which is probably advisable. It's one of the easiest oil changes you'll ever do. Hats off to the engineers on this design.
 

DocBrown

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2016 Encore Sport Touring
The 4 cyl Ecotec engines have had this setup for the oil filter for some time. My '06 Chevy HHR with 2.4 has the filter on top. Also you'll want to read this thread about the 2 different filters for the Encore.
 
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