Broken dipstick...its not what you think, hehe.

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I was checking the oil in the Jetta and found the dipstick broke. It broke at the base that attaches to the tube. I got one on order for 6 bucks. Anyway there are some small plastic pieces that are way down the tube. Can i pour some oil or use contact cleaner to force the pieces back down into the pan. Right now i drove the car without the dipstick and so far so good. After i came home i covered the tube with foil and a zip tie.
 

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Depends on your year but some of the dip stick tubes press on (they have a o-ring holding onto the tube in the block) to some of them use a small screw holding the tube on the block. I had my dipstick break and just pulled out the tube. The dip stick then was easy to pull out and re-installed everything. Simple project when I did mine. Take care, Bill PS: Is your dip stick the small rod one? Mine broke right where it goes into the handle/pull ring...
 

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Its not the stick itself but the plastic around it. Its the plastic part that goes down the tube.
 
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The dipstick on my 2000 Sentra broke at the pull ring when I tried to pull it out one day. So there I stood with a yellow ring in my hand, as the dipstick itself slid down the tube. I don't know how Nissan dipstick tubes are attached, but it took them the better part of a day to get it out and replace it.
 

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 Originally Posted By: ViragoBry
The dipstick on my 2000 Sentra broke at the pull ring when I tried to pull it out one day. So there I stood with a yellow ring in my hand, as the dipstick itself slid down the tube. I don't know how Nissan dipstick tubes are attached, but it took them the better part of a day to get it out and replace it.
I have the dipstick out.
 
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