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Unread 07-01-2011, 07:21 PM   #1
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1994 5.2 oil dipstick problem

Took the Oil dipstick out to check the oil the other day, and it doesn't wanna go back in (its always had problems with sliding back in but its always actually gone in, wont this time). Makes a sound like its hitting something metal though, and it goes down the tube into the engine (about 3 inches in) before it hits anything.

Any one have any tips here?

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Unread 07-01-2011, 08:53 PM   #2
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Sounds like it may be the wrong dipstick. Maybe someone will go check theirs and post the number.

I'll state the obvious here...The tip of the dipstick usually is suspended in the oil pan.
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Unread 07-02-2011, 06:00 AM   #3
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Don't put it in sideways. (thats what she said!)
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Unread 07-04-2011, 12:00 PM   #4
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Could be I supose, it went in better when it was newer and just got progressively worse now it wont.
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Unread 07-04-2011, 03:06 PM   #5
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Unread 07-04-2011, 03:30 PM   #6
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The speedometer isn't controlled by the output speed sensor, it's run by the speed sensor on the transfer case.
That's great info... Just not sure what it has to do with an oil dipstick though
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Unread 07-04-2011, 03:31 PM   #7
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The speedometer isn't controlled by the output speed sensor, it's run by the speed sensor on the transfer case.
Good advise, but probably not related to a oil dipstick.
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Unread 07-04-2011, 04:20 PM   #8
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The speedometer isn't controlled by the output speed sensor, it's run by the speed sensor on the transfer case.
YES! Best answer.

But seriously. If every things running good X2 on wrong dipstick or your puttin it in sideways.
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Unread 07-04-2011, 05:12 PM   #9
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Sorry, somehow posted in the wrong thread.
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Unread 07-04-2011, 11:31 PM   #10
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YES! Best answer.

But seriously. If every things running good X2 on wrong dipstick or your puttin it in sideways.
Puttin it in like always, tried every angle, checked if it was bent wrong, everything, it just catches on something about 3 ish inches into past the visible end of the tube, so I dunno if somethings not lining up correctly or what but its not quite right
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Unread 07-05-2011, 10:57 AM   #11
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On you're next oil change pull the dipstick tube off and inspect it
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Unread 07-07-2011, 11:39 AM   #12
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Rotate it in about 10 degree increments until it goes in.
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Unread 07-07-2011, 11:40 PM   #13
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I actually have the exact same issue with mine, after I did my oil pan.
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Unread 07-13-2011, 01:40 AM   #14
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I actually have the exact same issue with mine, after I did my oil pan.
Yea its rather inconvenient ey? my guess is that its gotta be a problem with something not lining up correctly at the oil pan
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