Help. I was recently on a trip to another province. I decided I would
check my oil at a coffe stop. I when to put the dipstick back in and it
would not go all the way. It seems to be cought on something that is
stoping from going in the last 2 to 2-1/2". Any ideas what could be the
problem? It is a 1997 cavalier, Z24 2.4L.
Sounds like a kinked tube. Try putting a short piece of pipe over dipstick
tube, and gently bend to straight position. Be careful not to snap tube.
If you do, screw in big sheet metal screw, and pull mess out with pliers.
I tried everything, finally I took a wire coat hanger, and after measuring
it to the same length as the dipstick I made sure the tip was not sharp I
put it in, it when in with no problems. After that I was able to put the
dipstick back in.
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