KCJC Meeting & 2018 membership dues

Hi Everyone,

KCJC Meeting Reminder - Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month beside the month of December (No Meeting).

Looking forward to see you all at this next months KCJC meeting.

Our next monthly KC Jeep Club (KCJC) Meeting will be held at "604 W Linden Ave. Independence, MO 64050 Doors open at 6pm and the meeting starts at 7PM CST.

Just a quick reminder that the 2018 club membership dues are coming up soon, we can start taking them online or your welcome to pay at the KCJC meeting. We can take cash, checks and credit cards now.

Looking forward to see you all there!

KCJC Executive Community
See more
See less

blocked oil dipstick tube???

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • blocked oil dipstick tube???

    My son checked the oil on his 99 Cherokee and now the dipstick won't go back in. It hits a sudden stop where the tube goes into the block. We have tried every angle and it just stops dead every time. Can the tube be removed? It will twist but I'm unsure about trying to forcefully pull it up and out. Any advice is appreciated.

  • #2
    try twisting dipstick when putting it back in !
    I may be Rad and I may be Bad but I am never SAD !
    Yea I'm *Q*C* and ?
    it is a great feeling to have served your country and walk PROUD
    Yes veterans stand tall and their shadow protects all !


    • #3
      How old is your son? Better check your other vehicles to make sure they still have their dipsticks. I'm betting its too long. Place it along side of the tube as it would fit. See if its beyond the pan itself.
      If not that, pull the oil pan, blow down the dipstick tube, and see what debri pops out.

      If you can't figure this out externally, you'll be dropping the pan.

      Or just blow pressurized air down now. Open the valve cover oil fill cap. Then empty the oil and see what drains out.
      Last edited by jagular7; 04-20-2014, 05:02 PM.

      Lnxa, KS


      • #4
        He's 25... you can measure how far it goes in and it stops at the block... I tried rotating it a little each time I inserted it but it just stops cold at the same depth every time. I'm puzzled.


        • #5
          So some what responsible at that

          Have you tried to push/pull the dip stick itself.

          Only other thing I can think of is to pull the drain plug, take a light and shine down dipstick to see if it comes through, then opposite, putting light into plug hole and see if you can see it in the dip stick.

          I've had my oil pan off my 4cyl and there really is no interference as the tube does protrude into the pan itself.

          Lnxa, KS


          • #6
            I have done everything to that thing I can think of, lol. I didn't want to remove the oil pan, but oh well, I may have to.


            • #7
              May be your son block the passage accidentally that is why the dip stick can't be installed. In your cause you have not choice but to pull down the oil pan.