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Handle or Ring on oil dip stick broke off / dip stick in tube

My car is a 2003 Nissan Sentra GXE - 5 Speed / 4 Door Sedan - $ 152,000 miles. How can I get the dip stick that is broken off out of the tube.
I have not talked with a dealership as I don't have a small fortune to spend but, I'm concerned if I don't get this taken care of that it will cause other problems. I can possibly do this myself? Thank you Debbie

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Using a pair of vice grips, gently lock them on at the bottom of the dipstick tube. Then begin to turn the dip stick tube back and forth, pulling upward at the same time. These tubes are only what we call a swedge fit.
Once the tube is out, remove the dip stick. When you put the tube back in, push it in as far as you can, then take a deep well socket that will just fit over the tube, about a 10mm and place it over the tube and then gentle tap the tube back it place.

Leaving the tube in and running the engine can cause damage.
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Try getting a flash light and long pair of needle nose plyers. See if you can see the stick in the hole and just pull it out. if not the oil pan will probably have to be removed and a local mechanic can do this cheaper than the dealership.

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