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Dip stick for the oil broke off and is stuck inside

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SOMETIMES A SMALL POWERFUL MAGNET CAN BE USED TO EXTRACT THE STICK BUT REMOVAL OF THE OIL PAN IS ONE METHOD THAT ASSURES ALL REMNANTS OF THE DIPSTICK ARE REMOVED FROM THE OIL PAN. TRY FISHING THROUGH THE TUBE BEFORE RESORTING TO PULLING THE PAN. YOUR IMAGINATION IS A POWERFUL TOOL. BEST OF LUCK. PLEASE KEEP ME POSTED. THANK YOU FOR USING FIX-YA.

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Look at the base of the tube, where the dipstick goes. If there isn't a clamp of some sort, just wiggle the tube until it comes loose. Don't drop the stick in when yoi pull the tube off.

Posted on Sep 05, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 NISSAN SENTRA 1.8 GXE

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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