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The dipstick tube broke in hakf in my 2004 ford explorer. I have removed it, now I need to know how to install a new one

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  • xab8a Aug 26, 2010

    Not very helpful! Like they say, they cant give specifics and that is what is needed with this type of setup. It broke simply by pulling the dipstick out of the tube. True question is, why did it break? Piece of Sh! lol

  • xab8a Aug 26, 2010

    The dipstick tube broke in half in my 2004 Ford Explorer. It broke simply by pulling the dipstick out of the tube. True question is, why did it break? Piece of Sh! lol. I need instructions on how to install a new one.

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Hi!!

There is not much to replacing the dipstick tube.

If you already removed the dipstick tube bracket bolt and the broken part form the engine, Insert new dipstick tube into oil pan and reinstall bracket bolt.

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Posted on Aug 26, 2010

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Well, to install a new one, there should be a mounting point near the top, help on by a bolt.........it is a simple job of inserting the tube (bottom end) into the hole located in the sump (the oil holding pan at the bottom of the engine)...because you removed it, it should be fairly easy to find again.......to get the tube to the bottom you may have to manipulate the tube through and in between other engine components.....it is a trial and error type deal....very hard to offer specific advice on this type of service......how did it break in half in the first place..???

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