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Unread 03-28-2008, 09:12 AM   #1
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Dipstick tube

I have the 5.2. The *******s that installed my motor bolted the tube to the alternator bolt and it does not line up with the motor. I cant get the dipstick in and I have a small leak which I think this is the cause. Where should it be bolted to? Any pics? Thanks.

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Unread 03-28-2008, 10:36 AM   #2
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give me a sec, we took a TON of pics from when we did the engine tear down.
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It's threads like this that make me wonder why people lift there jeeps
its comments like this that make me wonder why some people are jerks.

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Unread 03-28-2008, 10:38 AM   #3
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Cool I would appreciate it
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Unread 03-28-2008, 10:52 AM   #4
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i hate to say this, but i cant find the pics of me engine before we started taking it appart. I am gona kick myself in the *** for this. not only for the fact that i cant help you out, but more importianly... i have to put my engine back together in a few weeks! but do know 3 people with V8 ZJs, 2 of them are good freinds... but theirs are all 93-95, not 96-98 model like mine, so my fingers are crossed.

hey, there is an idea..... do you know anyone with a V8 ZJ? thats what i would do if i were you.

EDIT: went through my pics and found this, guess i didnt get all of em into my photobucket/


looks like it bolts onto the side of the alternator, where did yours bolt up?
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It bolts to the accessory bracket just below the alternator. Easy fix. Should pull right out. Clean it and apply just a little RTV this time around.
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Unread 03-28-2008, 11:09 AM   #6
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Mine was bolted to the back of the bottom bolt on the alternator (where the nut goes). Not the side like shown. I had an oil change on Saturday and it took me and the guy about a half hour to get the stupid dipstick in.

Thanks for the photo, I am going to fix it when I get home. Unfortunately I am the only one I know blessed with a ZJ lol.
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The tube is a precise press fit into the block. I hope the tube isn't damaged. If it is, let me know...I think I have one.
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Cool, Im going to do it tomorrow so if I need a new one, you will be hearing from me. Thanks.
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