How to Remove the Oil Filter Housing From a 05 Volvo S60 2.4 I5

Updated July 20, 2017

Changing the oil in your 2005 Volvo S60 is a straightforward process. However, the oil filter is slightly different from oil filters in other cars because it has its own housing that the filter itself sits inside. It is sometimes good to replace the filter housing occasionally, especially if it ever gets dented or cracked. You can remove and replace the oil filter in a Volvo S60 in about half an hour, without the need for many specialised tools.

Set the jack beneath the Volvo S60 and jack up the front end using a jack point under the frame. Slide the jack stands in place under the front end. Lower the Volvo so that it rests firmly and squarely on the jack stands.

Set the oil pan in place under the drain pan and then use your socket set to twist the oil plug to the left until it opens. Use an 18mm socket to remove the plug on your Volvo. Let all the oil flow out. Once it has, put the drain plug back in and tighten it with your socket set.

Clamp the body of the oil filter housing with an oil filter wrench. At the same time, use your socket set to remove the housing's nut with a socket set. Remove the nut and pull off the top of the filter. Slide the old filter out. Use the filter wench to loosen and remove the old housing. .

Slip the new gasket into the new oil filter housing. Slide the filter in. Place the cover back in and tighten the fastening nut. Use the oil filter wrench to tighten the filter and housing back into place.

Lower the car from the jack and jack stands. Add clean oil to your Volvo.

Things You'll Need

  • Floor jack
  • Jack stand
  • Oil pan
  • Oil filter wrench
  • Socket set
  • Filter housing gasket
  • Fresh oil
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