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Hi I have a 96 camry and the oil dipstick tube has broken off how do I replace or repair the problem
Since the dipstick tube is a slide in fit, you will need to drop the oil pan to work the rest of the part out.
1) drain the oil
2) remove the bolts holding the oil pan (once they are all out, you might need to tap the pan to get it to release from the block-my brother's 97 camry was like this)
3) Remove the pan and look up for the dipstick tube end, spray it good with some WD-40, let it sit for a few minutes. The photo shows some pretty bad corrosion in your case.
4) with a set of channel lock pliers, begin to work the tube out. Take your time, you will be pushing out, not trying to pull the piece through.
5) once it is out, clean the edges of the dipstick tube opening.
6) Install new dipstick tube. ensure you have a good fit around the tube. otherwise, the crankcase pressure will squirt oil through.
7) Scrape off the old gasket from the oil pan and the face of the bottom of the engine.
8) lay the new gasket on the oil pan and begin to bolt it back on. Get the bolts in finger tight, then alternate torquing them down to ensure an even seal.
9) change oil filter and fill with new oil
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
a fairly common problem on any of those high mile or abused 4.0liter engine either #1 your PCV ventilation tubes are plugged those are thos small black lines comming out of your valve cover or #2 your getting really bad blow by in your valves. 1 being easy to do and 2 not so easy!!
Posted on May 26, 2008
SOURCE: oil dip stick
Had the same problem last year - the plastic handle broke off and the
top of the remaining plastic was visible down the tube but was stuck
solid. Finally used an easy-out to get it out. Drilled a small hole
into the plastic and then threaded a thin easy-out bit into the hole
and it held enough for me to pull the dipstick out. Stupid design, a
plastic handle on a metal dipstick!
Here in Canada the Intrepid is badged as a Chrysler. Sounds a bit dodgey to me :-)
Posted on Aug 14, 2008
SOURCE: oil dipstick tube
On my girlfriend's 93 (same generation), it's right in front, between the two middle exhaust manifold runners. You should see a hole in the heat shield, and the dipstick handle is right there. If the dipstick is missing, look through that hole with a flashlight and you'll see the tube there.
Posted on Aug 31, 2008
Sorry to say its your head gaskets. Probably from the overheating it wore out the gaskets. that milky stuff is your coolant mixing with your oil. Good luck. Suggest you take it to a pro. the gaskets are easy to change, it's everything else in the way to get to them that requires special tools and experience. Let me know how it goes. I have the same thing with my truck but not real bad. If your truck is running smooth and doesn't feel like its missing, or when your start it no puff of white smoke comes out your exhaust it's not that big of problem. if these are happening then i would get a quote.
Posted on Jul 27, 2009
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