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Broken Dip stick,

Just bought car, dip stick broken, only 5mm of guage left, new stick does not fit, has 15mm left sticking out the top. Is it possible for the broken end to be stuck in the bottom of the pipe? I need workingt dip stick to get it MOT'd

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To check to see if that tip has broken off,there is a magnetic pick up tool,stiff or flexible depending on the need. That would easily draw that out of there. More than likely that is the problem.Or someone sold you the wrong dipstick.

Posted on Apr 23, 2013

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Most dipstick tubes are a "press fit" into the engine block, and can usually be removed without pulling the engine (if you can get to it).

However, it may be broken off too short, or the mechanic simply cannot reach it with the engine in the car.

Personally, I would get a second opinion before you pay all that money to get a $10 dipstick tube to be replaced.

Try the local Ford dealer. Most of the time, a seasoned dealer mechanic knows "tricks" to do different things.

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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if the end that is on the bottom of the new tubing is smooth then the old one should twist out with a bit of force no particular direction to pull off though just twisting

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SOURCE: How do I remove a broken dip stick from the tube

USE A TINY SMALL SCREW DRIVER AND SMALL NEEDLE NOSE PLIERS .TRY TO MAKE A SMALL HOLE IN IT THEN PUT A SCREW IN IT ENOUGH TO GRAB PULL OUT.

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Hi!!

the dipstick tube is fasten by a bolt either at the bottom or in the middle of the tube, if it was at the middle, I don't think it would have broken. Look at the base of the dipstick tube where it goes into the engine block, there should be a bolt, use a 10 mm. socket and a long extension to remove it., then pull the tube out.

I believe the dipstick tube is bent, that's why the dipstick can't go all the way into the oil pan.

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Posted on Aug 22, 2010

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One way is to remove the tube from the engine block or the other way is to use a coat hanger and heat the end of the hanger red and then slide into the tube as so it can melt into the plastic try not to wiggle hanger and allow to cool then try to pull out, this may need to be done a few times to remove the dip stick, note dont push down hard as to not push the stick in further, hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 12, 2011

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