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Engine oil dipstick tube replacement


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February 24, 2015
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1997 Ford Explorer
This is my fault, I should have taken a picture before I removed the thing, but I can't figure out how to get the engine oil dipstick tube back into place. Can anyone post a diagram or a picture or something that shows how the tube is routed around/behind the exhaust manifold and then to the hole in the block?

If you have a 4.0 ohv, this picture may help..
engine-rebuild 014 by maniak_az, on Flickr

If your talking 4.0 sohc, it'll be different.


Thanks for the pic, it would have showed me what I needed to know. But in the meantime I went back out and finally realized that it goes in behind the motor mount, that's why I couldn't find where it went. Had to take the motor mount back off and after that it was a piece of cake.