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oldcarguy85 12-31-2001 01:42 PM

th350 dipstick
I am having a lot of trouble puting my chrome dipstick in my th350 transmission. Is it supposed to be liek hammered in or something.

ANy help is greatly appreciated


bears38 01-01-2002 07:55 AM

Did you lubricate the rubber piece that goes at the bottom ? Maybe you can try putting the rubber on the tube first and then slipping the assemble into place . I know what you mean - they are hard to get in sometimes !

fletch69 01-04-2002 12:15 PM

i usually get a long screwdriver and tap the lip of the bottom of the stick into the hole.

Requiem 01-13-2002 12:43 PM

I had the same problem... Summit or Jegs carries a flexible dipstick that will go in at any angle and the are only about 20 dollars.

Jooooooe 01-13-2002 02:23 PM

I know you've probably tackled this by now, but if the clearance from the trans/motor to firewall is tight its almost impossible to insert the the tube while the transmission is in the car. Changing the transmission on a 77 Malibu, I found out the hard way, after bolting the trans to the motor, had to take it back out just to put the tube in place, then install transmission. It's one of those things that you just hate to have to face the truth about.

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