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 Post subject: Re: Transmission fluid dip stick
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2022 5:19 pm 
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Simple solution for the dipstick popping out is to bend a small lazy Z in the dipstick to shorten it a bit. Then make sure the ATF level is showing a little over the full HOT mark idling in Park.
Then no extension needed or a need to cut some of the dipstick end off. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Transmission fluid dip stick
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2022 12:46 pm 
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I had to post here because I ran into a funny...."solution" to this problem. I am rebuilding a 2006 with broken rockers, and I was having a hell of a time trying to get some component unhooked.

Someone had crimped and bent the transmission dipstick tube back behind the engine. I guess that is one way to solve the problem.

I'll be installing a new tube and dipstick, I'm curious to see if I run into the same issue and will post up if I do.

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 Post subject: Re: Transmission fluid dip stick
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2022 5:03 pm 
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New dipstick tube is in, good lord I never want to install another one. It was more difficult than the timing belt. My dipstick does pop out as well, if I don't have the stick oriented properly, otherwise it hasn't been an issue. I'm just glad the tube was still available. it was bent 90* over behind the cylinder head, who does that!? :-)r

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 Post subject: Re: Transmission fluid dip stick
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:15 am 
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The seems to be no consistency with the dipsticks working their way out. When I first bought my 2006, it did it all the time. After I replaced the trans fluid and used a real gasket on the pan, it never popped out again for 60000 kms. Then, after completing the second timing belt change at approx. 300000 kms. the trans dipstick started popping out again. (the trans pan was not disturbed). Now I just use a tie wrap to hold it down.

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 Post subject: Re: Transmission fluid dip stick
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2022 12:27 pm 
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The reason the dip stick pops out is the tip of the dipstick comes in contact with bottom of the OEM oil pan preventing the dipstick from staying fully seated into the tube. See Picture 1
The fix for a vehicle with a stock pan is to either cut a small length off the end of the stick and then remark the level markings
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Bend a lazy "Z" in the dipstick to make it shorter so it does not contact the oil pan. See Picture 2
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Install a deep sump oil pan, problem is solved. See Picture 3


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