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REPLACING A OIL DIPSTICK TUBE - 2001 Nissan Sentra

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If the tube has just slipped out, you should be able to tap it back into place with a hammer. If you can't tap it easily, you may have to put a screwdriver or something in it to have something to tap on. If the tube has broken off, and some is still in the motor, it will have to go to a mechanic.

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Fig. 1: Grasp the engine oil dipstick and withdraw it from the tube

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Fig. 2: Observe the oil level on the dipstick and add oil if it is low

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