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141 of 145 people found the following review helpful
on August 29, 2010
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I called my dealership parts department to order a special tool like this...but they claimed ignorance of this tool...saying their mechanics buy whatever they can find on the market and that Toyota doesn't manufacture a special tool like this one. This tool fit my 2008 Toyota Sienna CE oil filter housing perfectly. The photo shown above is not the same tool, it is actually silver colored and is cast aluminum, and has no hole in the middle. It's internal width measures 64.24 mm by dial caliper. To operate it, I used a 15/16 deep socket attached to a large torque wrench. This creates a snugger fit than the other persons suggestion to use a 24mm socket. The removal nut is a 6 sided hex measuring .919 inches. A 15/16 socket fits this tighter than 24 mm does. Unfortunately for me, the stealership from La Vista, NE, (Perf...), had previously done my oil changes and they seriously overtorqued the oil filter housing the last time they changed it. You are only supposed to torque it on at 25 N m (only about 18 lb ft) to install it, but guess what? My 1/2 socket driver, two foot long torque wrench was set to 87 lb ft and it came loose at some force beyond 87 lb ft because the wrench clicked well before it loosened. (This is the same stealership that tried to tell me my warranty was voided if I didn't rotate my tires.) The plastic $5 Fram oil filter wrench from "stuff-mart" is for 65/67 mm, not 64 mm like the oil filter housing appears to actually be. I think that's why this Assenmacher wrench part number ASTTOY640 has the number 64 in it, because it's meant for a 64mm fluted housing. I tried modding the plastic Fram one as someone else suggested by sawing off the 67 mm portion to no avail...it slips anyway. This Assenmacher filter wrench is awesome for stuck filter housings...it works so much better than the plastic filter wrenches. Don't waste your money on the plastic ones that are the wrong size, buy this one instead. And if you have a Sienna minivan, the oil change was easier than I thought...no plastic splash guard with a zillion plastic screws to remove...just jack up the right front a couple inches and it's really easy to access. And one final tip: don't leave the small o ring on the oil filter housing when you go to insert the special plastic tubing adaptor to drain your filter housing before removal. My new paper element filter came with the drain tool and had instructions in the box which showed the o ring being left on. Don't do it, it'll make a mess because you'll have to hold the draining device on by hand for 5 minutes and it will leak. It's supposed to insert, click and lock into place for hands free draining of the oil from inside the filter housing, but to get it to do this the small o ring has to be out of the way.
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152 of 158 people found the following review helpful
on July 7, 2012
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Based on reviews, I bought this wrench for our two 2009 RAV4 2.5L 4 cyl. SUVs. It fit just fine and it got the over-torqued housing off of one of my RAV4s. Since I ordered it, I noticed Amazon put up a section to check if it fits your car. If in doubt, the package that came with it says: Applicable to: Toyota Models: Avalon (2005-2012), Camry (2007-2012), Highlander (2008-2012), RAV4 (2007-2012), Sienna (2007-2012) & Tundra V8, 5.7L (2010-2012); Scion Models: xD (2008); Lexus Models: ES 350 (2007-2012), GS 350 (2007-2012), GS 450h (2007-2012), IS 250 (2006-2012), IS 350 (2006-2012), LS 460 (2007-2012), LS 600h L (2007-2012) & RX 350 (2007-2012); Toyota Filter #'s: 04152-YZZA1, 04152-YZZA2, 04152-YZZA3, 04152-YZZA4, 04152-YZZA5 & 04152-YZZA6. Spin-off filter #90915-YZZF1 & #90915-YZZF2. Fits 2007-2012 Toyota 3.5L V6, Fits 2008-2012 Toyota V8 5.7L, Fits 2010-2012 Toyota V8 4.6L. Also, this wrench requires a 15/16 socket (my husband used a deep socket) or a 24mm socket or wrench.
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80 of 83 people found the following review helpful
on October 12, 2010
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I am a Technician for a Lexus Dealership, I use this tool constantly through out my day to take of oil filter canisters, it is very strong and well made. I've have broken other filter wrenches similar to this wrench when attempting to break a oil filter loose that is on too tight, in less time then i have had this oil filter wrench. This wrench has held up through everything I put it through. It has no play and fits very snug on the oil filter canisters. I highly recommend this tool.
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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
on October 10, 2009
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I tried about 4 different parts store filter wrenches that did not work. This one worked like a champ! The only issue is that there is no 3/8 socket hole like in the picture. You have to put a socket over the big hex. Not a big deal, but makes it a bit harder to hold on while on your back.
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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
on June 7, 2010
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I just purchased this filter wrench to change the oil in my 2009 Toyota Corolla S. (Toyota really dropped the ball in the design and location of the oil filter on this model car!) The first time I tried to change the oil in my new car I got only frustration using all of my many existing filter wrenches! I have been changing my own oil for 30 years and will continue to do it until I physically can't. I know it's done right when I do it myself. Dealerships rob you for simple services like this and the corner quick oil change shops might just ruin your vehicle due to incompetent or lazy employees or speeding to get the job done these days.
Toyota engineers need a good old fashioned spanking for this crappy design in my opinion! After visiting my local Toyota dealership looking for the correct tool only to get the "sorry, we do not offer a tool for sale" responce, I googled it and found this tool. I was impressed when the tool arrived. Very simple and strong design and it fits and works perfectly. It's made of thick and strong aluminum with a molded in 15/16 bolt head for socket and ratchet attachment. This tool transformed a very frustrating and difficult task into a snap. I had worked for over an hour before and broke a strap wrench trying to remove the plastic filter cover without damaging or breaking the cover. With this tool the job was finished in 20 minutes. And to my surprise it has "MADE IN USA" stamped on top of the tool!!!! It made me feel great to use this tool and know It was working perfectly and I had not been robbed buying it and to top it off I was supporting an "AMERICAN WORKER" in the process!!! HOO RAH!!
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on December 9, 2010
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This product fit perfectly on the oil filter cover on my 2010 Toyota Corolla. The Toyota dealer cost for this item was $79. This one works great, no more busted knuckles and slipping wrenches.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on August 6, 2010
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OUTSTANDING TOOL - I HAVE A 2010 RAV 4 4cyl, and this oil filter wrench fits and works perfect ! ! BUY ONE YOU WON'T REGRET IT ! !
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on November 21, 2011
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I usually dont take the time to write reviews.In this case I had to share this experience so that others might experience the same.I had tried the parts store brand of oil filter wrenches after the salesman insisted that they would work.Frustrated and sore from trying to get the filter off,I finally called Toyota to purchase whatever tool they use to remove it.They told me they dont sell them that I would have to try to find it on my own.So I decided to try Amazon.com and found the item for my 2009 Toyota Carolla. The picture was satisfying but I was concerned that I might order it and that it also might not work."Brainstorm'!I began reading the reviews of others who had used this oil filter wrench and after reading how most of the people had exactly the same frustrating experience I had with the parts store and as one woman described them as the "Stealership" that conveniently over torqued the filter so you cant get it off,I figuered I would give it a try. It arrived in 3 days and it took me exactly one try with a 15/16 sockett and a breaker bar and I changed my own oil and replaced the filter.I was so satisfied I decided I had to give the thumbs up because it was the reviews that actually persuaded me to buy this amazing little tool.Thanks to all who took the time to write in.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on December 11, 2011
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This ended two days of frustration. I had my wifes prius up on ramps for 2 days while I searched for an oil filter wrench that would fit. After about 4 different ones I discovered this jewel! I had this over nighted and it costs me almost as much as the part but it was well worth it. DO NOT attempt to change the oil in a 2010 Prius without this.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on September 29, 2010
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I bought this for my 2010 Corolla. It works, but could use a few improvements. First of all, the $50-$60 tool from Toyota isn't as deep, which is a good thing. The way my filter cap is shaped would prevent this from sliding on all the way if it could. There's a plastic tab in the way. However, all the flats of the flutes appear to be in contact, so I guess it's OK. The thing that gets me is that it doesn't bottom out. It looks like it's only grabbing just over half of the flutes' total depth. Whether this damages the filter cap remains to be seen. Also, it requires a large socket and fits very loosely on it. It would be nice to just grab right onto a 3/8" socket head like the Toyota wrench so it doesn't fall off the socket wrench. Also, the Toyota wrench has a window that you can use to push the filter cap off with. The cap does get stuck in this wrench. Usually I can just bang this wrench with something and it comes loose. However, it's still annoying.

If you want to save some cash, get this - it works so far. If you want the perfect tool, get the expensive one from Toyota (not the cheap stamped stuff they sell). No other wrenches I came across fit the 64mm size. Some claim 64mm, but the tolerances are way off. Others, fit both 64mm and something bigger. The problem is that the 64mm is on the inside and the silly tab on the filter cap won't let those wrenches slide on to the point the 64mm section comes into contact with the flutes. I tried cutting the outer, larger section off, but the inner part was not the claimed 64mm (see my note earlier about the tolerances being off).
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