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Dipstick removal from transmission pan

I'm right at the point to drop the pan from the automatic transmission in a 94 toyota 4Runner. But I'm not sure how to remove the dipstick tube that goes into the the pan itself? Don't want to create additional problems.

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  • kage_jd May 20, 2009

    I was thinking that. Just wanted some other insight. Thanks so much for your help.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    after removing transmission pan were do we go from here to retrieve safety neutral shift

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The dipstick should be held in with a rubber boot and will pull out

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Tube is in two sections. Top part held in place with a bracket, bottom half permanently made into pan.

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