1996 Ford Escort oil dipstick tube

Tiny
WARRIOR JIM
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  • 1996 FORD ESCORT
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 209,800 MILES
My dipstick tube came out during some other work, and I can't get it back in. I am cooling it in ice trying to shrink it so it fits. But in case it doesn't work, I need some advice. I may have to cut a slot in it and crimp it a bit. But I would rather not.
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Thursday, January 3rd, 2008 AT 3:03 PM

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Tiny
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Use a dead blow hammer and tap it in, with the stick removed! Of course. If you have to use a small box end wrench and slide it down to the crimp, then tap!
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Thursday, January 3rd, 2008 AT 3:14 PM
Tiny
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Merlin.
The danged thing is hard to line up to start it. I'm not able to check and hope not to have to take things apart to get at it better.
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Thursday, January 3rd, 2008 AT 3:26 PM
Tiny
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The alternative will be a major oil leak. Press on!
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Thursday, January 3rd, 2008 AT 4:38 PM

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