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Oil Dipstick Tube Broke

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Upkeep' started by KyleZ71, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. KyleZ71

    KyleZ71 Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    Morning all,

    Today was my day off so I was planning on going to the store, and before leaving I wanted to check the fluid levels. When I got to the oil dipstick, pulling on the handle pulled the tube along right with it. It seems to be broke off almost clean with the oil pan... so where does this leave me?? I live at college (with a small toolbox in the truck) but home is 3hrs south. Did anyone have this problem? What can be done to replace tube? Pretty sure unsafe to drive
     
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  2. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan November Beard Grower - Cancer Fighter Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Been eating your wheaties again? What does the bottom end of it look like? Sheared off broken metal?
     
  3. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan November Beard Grower - Cancer Fighter Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    What engine do you have again?
     
  4. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan November Beard Grower - Cancer Fighter Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Last edited: Nov 5, 2013
  5. dsfloyd

    dsfloyd Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner Gold Member 1000 Posts

    not sure on yours but are the tubes tapered at the end and just fits into the hole. Is there no support bracket on the tube.
     
  6. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan November Beard Grower - Cancer Fighter Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Yeah, that's what I was thinking ... see if you can fit it back inside there and see if it snaps in or not.
     
  7. KyleZ71

    KyleZ71 Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    Sorry for the delay guys. I bit the bullet and took it to the local gm dealer. $175 was the final price as the tube broke cleanly right at the oil pan (and all my taps and bolt remover tools are at home). I give my hands off to Sylvester Chevrolet, with no appointment I dropped off the truck, they drove me back to college, and finished the truck today. I've been to a couple of Chevy dealers but these guys are by far the most customer minded. Thanks for all the quick replies, but without the tools I was kind've sunk
     
  8. dsfloyd

    dsfloyd Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner Gold Member 1000 Posts

    glad it got fixed, sorry it wasnt an easy one.
     
  9. xPosTech

    xPosTech New Member

    Sorry to bring an old thread back but my '10 was recalled to fix this very thing. I wanna say that was in 2012 but I could be off a year or two. I'm really glad I got to spend their dime not mine.
     
  10. davedyno

    davedyno Member

    My 2011 was recalled also, oil dipstick tube was replaced. no cost
    Dave
    2011 SilvradoExt 4x4 5.3
     

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