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Is the dipstick still intact?
As long as you can get to the lower section of the dipstick with a pair of vise grips, you can lightly twist the tube back and forth and get it to free up in the block and slide out..
If, the tube is to rusted and breaks, the oil pan must be removed to drive the tube up and out of the block. I've only had to do that once and it was on a badly rusted plow truck...
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Most of the time you can guide the tube inbetween everything without to mush problem. If it is just to diffucult, pull the starter to gain the access to the tube.
Once the tube starts in, just twist it back and forth and it will slip down into the block...
I always grease the end of the tube to help on the re-install...
Just wanted to check in and see if you have had any luck with replacing your dipstick tube...
need help on a 1999 Chevy K3500 pickup with a 7.4 L