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Oil dip stick

My dipstick is stuck inside the tube how can i get it out i bought a replacement but the only way i see to get the old one out is to drop the oil pan and push the dipstick out but i don't want to drop the oil pan if the dipstick dosen't reach the oil pan

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  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    My dipstick just broke off inside as well. I think I will try the easy-out solution.

  • Tgiron Feb 08, 2009

    Same here. Amazing my handle stayed in place until oil change was done. I carefully pulled it out with a pair of small nose needle pliers. Just don't push it down any further. Now I am looking for a replacement dipstick. Any ideas?

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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 :-)

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