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2007 GMC Sierra 1500: locating my oil filter and plug

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I need help locating my oil filter and plug on a 2007 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4


Can you give me engine size?


Customer: replied 7 years ago.

I'm not quite sure. My truck is at home and I'm at work. Can you tell from the VIN?



That will do.


Yes, you will need to remove the skid plate to access the Oil drain and the Filter.


  • Open the hood.
  • Remove the oil fill cap.
  • Raise and suitably support the vehicle.graphic
  • Remove skid plate
  • Place a oil drain pan under the oil pan drain plug. graphic
  • Remove the oil pan drain plug.
  • Allow the oil to drain completely.
  • Clean and inspect the oil pan drain plug, replace if necessary.
  • Clean and inspect the oil pan sealing surface, replace the oil pan if necessary.
  • Wipe any remaining oil from the drain plug hole and reinstall the oil pan drain plug until snug.graphic
  • Position the drain pan under the oil filter.

  • Remove the oil filter.

  • Ensure that the oil filter gasket is still on the old filter if not, remove the oil filter gasket from the oil pan.
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