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need tips for unbolting trans dipstick tube

How do you guys recommend unbolting it from the cylinder head? Last.car.I did I broke the bolt. David
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As far as getting to it? I usually get to it from the top, with the wiper cowl removed. As far as not breaking the bolt? Be careful.

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Dunno, really... Last time I did it, I had the exhaust down, the starter out, and the O2 sensors out of the way and came in from underneath. I didn't find anything particularly difficult about the job, but then again I'm not sure how people "usually" do it.

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Dunno, really... Last time I did it, I had the exhaust down, the starter out, and the O2 sensors out of the way and came in from underneath. I didn't find anything particularly difficult about the job, but then again I'm not sure how people "usually" do it.
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I use a flex socket, long 1/4" extensions and a ratchet from the driveshaft tunnel area. It is a royal PITA with Kooks headers.
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Easy A 3 ft 3/8 drive extension with a 10mm swivel socket and it comes right out, getting it back in is the hard part.
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Simple. I had mine fixed as it was leaking at the base when I had the 90,000 mile service done on the tranny. Total for service and fix. $115.
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ok, i'm rounding up a swivel adapter, i guess i'm just nervous about giving it a little gusto after snapping off the one on my first bird. guess i got 3 out of 4 exhaust manifold to pipe bolts out without breaking them so maybe i'll get lucky on this too.
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Im with Alan it's easy to remove, exactly how he said, if exhaust is off I use a 1/4 inch air ratchet

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Easy A 3 ft 3/8 drive extension with a 10mm swivel socket and it comes right out, getting it back in is the hard part.
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For some reason I can't get the 3/8" drive in there.
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It takes the right combo and sometimes a swivel socket with another swivel too.
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Well used a 3/8 swivel with socket extension and ratchet.....no good. Put my 3/8 Mac impact on it.....no go. Solution. Cut it off close to the tube with my sawzall. Good thing I have a spare tube. And yes the exhaust was removed. Gotta love 18 years of Iowa on a car. Hard to believe the body is rust free but it is
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