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Pete
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11/05/2003
11:49:36

Subject: Oil Dipstick
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Hello,

I own a 95 Dodge Dakota 4WD 3.9L and during an engine rebuild damaged the Engine Oil Dip Stick Tube. I purchased a new tube from the local Dodge dealer under P/N 53009663. The new tube is about 6 inches longer than the original and instead of non-tapered entry has a bell shaped flared entry, because of this the stick doesn't fit the tube properly and is too short to check the oil level. The original engine oil dipstick P/N 53020057 (stamped on the stick) also has a bell shaped shroud at the t-handle pull. I have asked two dealers to double check both part numbers with the Dodge Parts Tech Center, and both times the P/N are correct and the oil tube part has been verified to be correctly tagged by calling another stocking dealer and comparing overall lengths. I have also orderd a new dip stick thinking the new part would be longer and fit into the tube properly, but to my frustration does not, it is exactly the same one I already have. If in fact there is a revised dipstick it would have an o-ring on the t-handle end and fit into the inside of the bell shaped oil tube rather tha over the outside of the tube. Can someone with a 95-97 Dakota with a 3.9L or knowledge of this problem let me know their configuration and if your dipstick matches my description reply with the P/N. Thanks in advance.



EBL
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11/05/2003
13:29:17

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I assume that the 5.2 dipstick has been checked for proper length?

Can you get the correct dipstick for your incorrect tube?



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11/05/2003
16:12:51

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Would it not be easier to hit the junk yards and get both a tube and dip stick that match???

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11/05/2003
16:32:34

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You could also use a tubing cutter to shorten your new dipstick tube to match your original. This would also take care of the tapered end problem.

Good luck.




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11/05/2003
19:00:58

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In response to EBL:
No I was not able to check a 5.2 dipstick for length at this time, need to make another trip to the dealer.

Dodge says I have the correct dipstick to match the tube, there is no other available.

In response to xmr:
I tried the junk yards, they don't like selling dipsticks from sellable engines.

In response to JZ:
Yes thats a good idea, I will do it as a last resort, unfortunatley I tossed the old one.

Thanks to all so far for your timely input.



flavio
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4/22/2017
11:46:12

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anybody know the length of the dipstick length (oil) from where do you measure it from? 01 dakota 3.9 v6 slt



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