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My dodge Nitro is 08 4x4 ... not sure if it is the same, but i changed my oil filter in less than 10mins. it is beside the water tank, so open the bonnet, use a wrench or an L key, depending on your size, i assume must be as easy as mine, you will see a round and Black metal thing with a lid, that is the oil filter holder, with your key opened form the top, lift it, change it, put seals back, close it and done... some people buys the whole molar thing, i did it once but then i noticed that with just the filter will do it, no need to a holder...

Some people seal the lid, but i use the seal that comes with, and presto ! the job is done...

Read also this, might help ;) and good luck:

After changing my oil a few time`s I got tired of busting my knuckles and it taking for ever.I checked out the plastic drain underneath the oil filter and realized if it was not there,there would be a clear shot to the filter.Oil spills out the filter any way you try to get the filter out so the drain is useless any way.There are 2 bolts holding the drain on.

Figure 1,when putting this bolt back in put some rtv sealant on it.

Figure 2,this bolt only has to be loosened,slide it up and it pops through the hole above.....hmmmmmmmmm starting to look like it is made to come off quick....wonder why[img

Figure 3,clear shot to your filter

Figure 4,wrench has easy access

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Figure 5,Slide filter out.Its just barely slides out so take your time.Clean up spilt oil.....which you would have done any way except this took ten minutes instead of an hour and lot of cussing.Now reverse.


2009 Dodge Nitro | Answered on Feb 19, 2019

Better fix that before your engine seizes. Check water pump, radiator, thermostat for proper coolant flow.

2009 Dodge Nitro | Answered on Jun 11, 2016

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2009 Dodge Nitro | Answered on Aug 11, 2015

If you follow the top hose from the radiator to the top of the engine block there should be a housing at the end of it. The thermostat should be under theat housing. By housing I mean a hard plastic or metal part that bolts the hose to the block

2009 Dodge Nitro | Answered on Jun 14, 2015

Your in good company! I googled this: 2009 Dodge Nitro key Fob not working unable to lock car
Large number of similar complaints. May be a recall or maybe should be. There may be a good solution somewhere it this search. Good luck.

2009 Dodge Nitro | Answered on Mar 13, 2015

This Generally happens With cats That has Been crashed and repaired, exactly when they replace air bags, it's a problem of bad function in the sensor and computer, nothing to worry about but if you want to be sure you have to bring it to dealer so they can reset computer.
Good luck.

2009 Dodge Nitro | Answered on Jun 17, 2014

yes, could also be map sensor, could be your switch is bad

2009 Dodge Nitro | Answered on May 30, 2014

My light, indicator and wipers are not working on my dodge nitro

2009 Dodge Nitro | Answered on Sep 20, 2013

If you have the R/T with the onboard computer, you can reset the light through that. If not, there is a very simple reset sequence. 

Begin with the vehicle off. 
Turn the key to the ON position, but do not start the engine.
Press the accelerator pedal to the floor and release it three times.
Turn the key to the OFF position. 

Now if you turn the key on or start the engine, you should see that the light has reset itself, and will only come back on after 3000 miles, or if the ECU senses an oil problem. 

2009 Dodge Nitro | Answered on Sep 20, 2013

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