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Old 08-18-2014, 06:08 PM
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Broken Tranny Dipstick Tube Install Help???

I need some help on the best way to install a new tranny dipstick tube. Broken by the shop that installed new exhaust, and of course they never told me.... go figure... Any help, advise, pics, or video would be great. Thanks so much
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Old 08-18-2014, 07:00 PM
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You are talking about the top half, right????

Mine was shoe horned in from the bottom ounce the old one was unbolted and removed what was left of the tube after it broke at the weld where the bracket holds it onto the motor.
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:28 PM
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Sorry, Yes I am talking about the top half. It seems just by looking it is going to be hard as heck to get it down behind the motor. Any tips will be greatly appreciated
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I've never done one is our trucks but have done quite a few on other trucks when I worked in a trans shop. It should have one bolt holding it to the trans and one to the engine. Undue them both and give a good pull up on the tube to remove it from the trans. It will have an oring on the end so it maybe kinda hard to get out. Then pull the whole assembly out threw the engine compartment and install in reverse order.


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On our trucks its two piece, its press fit into the trans, has a bolt that separates the two pieces, then the top half is attached with the passenger side top transmission bolt.
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It will be a pita. IIRC should only be 1 bolt that holds it onto the bellhousing.
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Thanks for all the info guys. I appreciate all responses, I'm gonna give it a whirl tomorrow and see how it goes. Thanks again
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:52 PM
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I just put a reman trans in mine and had forgotten the dipstick tube and tried to put it in after the trans was bolted up and could not - I'm a professional mechanic too, with 45 years of doing this stuff. I had to unbolt the trans and slide her back several inches to get the tube down into place. The biggest problem was the exhaust downpipe, which I had not dropped to do the trans job and mine is a 4 in. pipe too. The stock 3 1/2" pipe might have let it pass by but can't say for sure. Dropping the exhaust a little would definitely let it go though, I'm sure. There is only 1 bellhousing bolt holding the upper tube bracket and the bolt is pretty easy to access with a long extension and flex socket.
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