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After driving our Colorado to the corner store and back to warm the oil up a bit, we parked on a level section of our driveway and and chocked the rear tires. Then we jacked the front of the truck up at the front crossmember just enough to slide the drain pan underneath and support the frame on two jackstands. Now might be a good time to put on some nitrile or latex gloves, it's gonna get messy. We removed our oil filter first, and it only required a firm grip. If your filter has been overtightened, a strap-style wrench is your best bet. Driving a screwdriver through the filter body isn't even a good last resort, as you might end up with half of a jagged metal filter canister to deal with. Make sure the old gasket comes off whole, or it could prevent the new filter from sealing.