If you follow the video and you do stupid shit to you, your equipment, or others it is your fault not the Disgruntled Mechanics! The fill tube is only about 1 inch around, and is at the back of the engine right at the firewall just to the left of the middle of the engine. The upper bracket also has to be transferred from the old tube to the new one. This article applies to the. There is no pattern to the breaks either. What the fuck, so my question is can I fix it some how? It turns out the seal got shifted when I had inserted the tube and wasn't actually sealing at all. This bolt secures the dipstick tube to the engine block.
It's still overfilled, but I'm expecting that this is more because the transmission was empty than anything else, and that once I run it and the fluid has circulated that the level will be more reasonable. Timecert kits come with everything you need to repair a hole. This job requires a new oil dipstick tube, 15 millimeter socket and ratchet with extension, and penetrating oil. Pro Tip It is much easier to replace the tube if it is in one piece, so it will pay off to take your time to get it free that way. Look in junk yards for replacements also.
Wanted to stay with original however the locking type raises an eyebrow. I didn't want to risk the power screwdriver overpowering the tool and messing up the threads, and used the socket wrench exclusively. For the full step-by-step article, please visit The oil dipstick tube connects to the engine block and guides the dipstick to the oil pan, allowing you to measure the consistency and amount of engine oil. The new tube should slip in fairly easy. After that, you can install your original screw in the new, strengthened hole. Did your low oil pressure light just come on? This is assuming your Malibu has automatic transmission. My tube is cracked and wobbling around wildly in the engine compartment.
I went ahead and carefully welded the bracket back on one of mine, that was next to impossible but I got it stuck on the tube solidly. The labor books to call for the transmission being lowered to replace it it is quite tight where it is which is why it is quoted at 5 hours. Has anyone else had a broken dipstick tube? It is also possible to use an Easy Out to grab the inside of the tube and break it loose. I'm sure it will be covered under warranty. There will be some resistance as the insert is pushed out into the aluminum, and then it will turn easily again. Hopefully, you are able to catch it before it snaps off close to the block, so you can grab what is left and pull it out.
A similar product is the Helicoil; you can use whichever one you prefer. I would really rather have a plain Jane steel tube, no chrome never can seem to seal chrome against leaks. There is no other way to easily check the oil level in your truck except with the dipstick tube. The following is for an extreme cases. They work by having you drill out a larger hole, counter sink it slightly, tap new threads into it, and then screw in an insert that locks into place in the hole. This took an 11mm wrench, and once it was done the dipstick was quite securely attached, sealed against the transmission, and leak-free. I've got the 6-speed 5.
Tried that, Im new to the area and Im not in good with them so it didnt do anything except piss me off so I left. If our prices don't convince you, we also want to make sure that you can hear from car part experts, so we have reviews you can browse through on our sites to get you peace of mind. Because I figure Im not the only one this has happened too. It seems like it has to be turned at just the right angle to seat all the way into the transmission, and then it can get stuck and has to be twisted again to pull it out. Apparently the 2009's aren't included in the transmission dipstick tube fracture recall 12138 , which is odd since it's the same configuration. Shop online, find the best price on the right product, and have it shipped right to your door. Dipstick tube welded to screw that dropped valve must have made some noise.
How much of a pain is it to replace a tranny dipstick on this truck? Be careful with heat because there is a gas line hidden on the frame member right above where the cross member is bolted on. I used a mix of a socket wrench and my power screwdriver to drive the the bit. It it is automatic, pull out the dipstick under the hood. Also, the dipstick itself is still being a bit of a pain. . I figure I can do it myself and even if it takes me all afternoon it will still be better than spending that kind of money.
Removing the Old Tube At first I thought I'd just snapped the bracket at the bottom of the tube, so I took it out to inspect it. This article applies to the Chevrolet Silverado 2007-present. I took it in under the recall, but it looked fine when they got it so maybe that is the difference. My transmission tube was 34 inches. If you can, remove the cross member. Chris, do you sell transmission tubes with dip sticks? Any ideas how it got broken or why? Wondering if its save to drive 30 minutes to make it to a shop? Drill holes through the… If the transmission is a gear shift, there is a large bolt on the side of the unit.
There should be a mounting bracket with one mounting bolt. Broke off at the bracket on the bell housing. This article applies to the. Judging by the jagged edges, rust, and corosion, it's been like that for a while. You may have to twist it hard a couple of times. Use a 15mm socket to remove it. I then pulled the tube out and put it back in again, and it seemed to work.
Climb under the car approaching from the front bumper toward the driver's side roughly behind and below the driver's side headlight. This information is given with the understanding that if you use this information you do so with no liability to the Disgruntled Mechanic or this channel. We work hard to build a great website for car parts, so start perusing and see what you find. The tube goes into the block, down where road salt and crud gets on it. I'll pull one in with 10,000miles that's completely broke and then another with 30-40,000 that isnt broke.