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Re: dipstick holder coming out
You can prob see the bottom of the holder when it is out and if you also notice that the tube you are left holding has a slight flange on it for acctually clipping into/around the whole depenmding on the model of engine. but either way you should be able to adjust the bottom of the tube to fit more securley. if the tube is just straight and no flange/lip at the bottom of it then i would guess that you have snapped it and will find it really hard to replace?
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These tubes normally don't come out easily. They are usually held in place with a small bracket welded to the tube and held in place with a bolt. Some are press fit to some degree. You should be able to see a small O ring on the base of the dipstick tube if it is not broken off in the block. Is there any sign of the dipstick tube showing a rusted off bracket used to hold it? If the tube is not broken off in the block, the labor charge should not be more than half an hour
If there is not too much oil in the engine, then the most likely cause of oil coming out of the dipstick tube is excessive pressure in the crankcase. This would indicate that there is an issue with the PCV valve or whatever other type of crankcase ventilation system the vehicle has. Check the system for clogs and clean/replace components as needed.
check to see where it goes into the tranny case,it may be broken,if so, then you need to remove the broken piece of tube then replace the whole tube where the dipstick goes into. If you mean the part that holds the dipstick holder with dipstick,then there should be a bracket that has an eyelet that bolts on the somewhere on the engine block to keep from moving around.
try going to a local parts store and either ask for one for the specified vehicle or ask for a universal one that might could work on the vehicle and yes they do have different dipsticks than a ford ranger
The dipstick tube should go back in right above the oil pan flange.If its a front wheel drive it will be in the front of the motor a little left of center in the block above oil pan flange.Trucks are in the same place but vary on which side its located on.
The dipstick tube has a bracket welded about 12 inches form the top, is fastened to the engine block by one bolt, it may be loose and caused the O ring at the base of the dipstick tube to rip or wear out. Remove the fastening bolt and pull the dipstick tube straight up, in case that is tight, twist it left and right but keep it straight while pulling it out. You'll se an O ring at the base, if it is not there, you'll see the groove where it used to be. Replace O ring and re-install dipstick tube and fastening bolt. The leak will stop.
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