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Old 03-29-2015, 03:56 PM   #1
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Dipstick broken inside tube, help!

Hey,

I just bought a used 2007 tacoma 4x4 access cab 2.7l. I went to check the oil today and there appears to be a piece of the plastic end of the dipstick handle stuck in the tube down about 1" down from the top. there is a visible slot where you can still pass the dipstick through but I am unable to get an accurate reading on the dipstick as it smears as it comes through. and requires a significant amount of force to insert/ pull. There should not be anything 1" down from the top of the tube correct? I have tried to pull it out with a cutoff allen key but didn't want to pull to hard in case it is meant to be there! Has anyone replaced the entire tube?

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Old 03-29-2015, 04:08 PM   #2
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Maybe a paperclip unfolded with the ends just turned over a touch to grip the underside or a fairly long thin screw might catch it enough to pull out.
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I tried cutting off a 1.5mm jet allen key and pulling it up but it would not budge. I ended up removing the dipstick housing and drilling out the plastic upside down and cleaning it thoroughly. the tube was simple to get out I just had to undo one nut and hit it up from the bottom with a long flat head screwdriver. I am not sure how the previous owner managed to snap the dipstick off where it did but i did not need any new parts and I can now read my dipstick!
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take it the one bolt off pullit straight out and turn it upside down

installation in reverse order check the o ring


buy new muffler bearings too since they escape during this process noooo Im

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