oil filter not snug on 2005 Dodge Magnum

I changed my oil and filter ..the old oil filter was so tight from previous owner I got it off and now the new filter (same brand and type) won't screw all the way up ...I NEED HELP

by in Potwin, KS on May 23, 2014
3 answers 4 comments
ANSWER by on May 23, 2014
Did the gasket from the old oil filter stay stuck to engine? Next inspect the theads where the filter screws on for damage.
COMMENT by on May 23, 2014
no I got the old gasket off also and I cant see any damage I even tried to screw the old filter back on and it wont go ...it took a lot of force for me to get the old filter off though
COMMENT by on May 23, 2014
Rare but not impossible but the the new filter could be defective. Try another one perhaps.
ANSWER by on May 23, 2014
Same PART NUMBER on both filters???
COMMENT by on May 23, 2014
yes the new filter screws on until about a little more than half an inch
COMMENT by on May 23, 2014
Post the brand and part number on the new filter itself....... I'll check it for you....... IF you want to know if it's the right filter that is! ..... Maybe you dont want to know..... that you have the wrong filter and/or have fouled the threads!!!
ANSWER by on May 23, 2014
could be bad threads on new filter try another