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Replace the oil dipstick tube on a 200 Tahoe with 5.3L vortec?

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How do I replace the oil dipstick tube on a 200 Tahoe with 5.3L vortec?
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Chevy
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Chevy Mechanic: carguyjosh, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago
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Is the dipstick still intact?

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
The dipstick is intact. The tube is broken at the support bracket (on the engine side).
Chevy Mechanic: carguyjosh, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago

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...

 

Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX Year...Josh

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
The tube isn't rusted, so I think the vise grips should work for removal, but how do I install the new tube? It appears to go into the oil pan behind the starter (after going between the exhaust manifold and the head/block).
Chevy Mechanic: carguyjosh, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago

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...

 

Thanks, Josh

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Chevy Mechanic: carguyjosh, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago

Just wanted to check in and see if you have had any luck with replacing your dipstick tube...

 

Thanks, Josh

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