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2010 4runner: V6..Im dealing with skid plates..filter located

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How do I change the oil and filter on 2010 4runner V6? I'm dealing with skid plates. Where's the filter located?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Toyotapro replied 4 years ago.
Hello and thank you for using just answer!
The filter is located at the very front bottom of the engine, you need a 12mm socket to remove the skid plate.
Also this truck requires 0w-20 oil.
The filter is also a cartridge not a metal spin on so if you do not have one already you need a filter cup here to remove it.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Peter,

 

Do I have to remove all the skid plates?? I know there are at least two metal plates. I was able to remove the rear one and found the drain plug. There's also a plastic cover with center push pins that is easy to take off. I'm having trouble with the skid plate up towards the front of the engine. Help!!

Expert:  Toyotapro replied 4 years ago.

Sorry I had to step out and just recieved your reply.

The FORWARD skid plate is what has to be removed here.

See these illustrations:

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At the very front of the skid plate you will see 2 small 10mm bolts that hold the front bumper cover to the skid plate, remove these 2 bolts and the clip in the center.

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Now remove the 4 bolts shown here (12mm) and the sid plate will swing downward to give you access to the filter.

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