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Help! Dipstick bolt

oharris

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'96 & '98 XLT V8, '00 XLS
I am replacing the transmission on a '96 Explorer with a 5.0. The 4R70W dies pretty quickly when it's starved of fluid. Anyway, I cannot get the bolt for the dipstick. I was able to remove it with a long extension and a universal joint, but I can't for the life of me get it back in. Any tips?
 






oharris

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City, State
Peyton, CO
Year, Model & Trim Level
'96 & '98 XLT V8, '00 XLS
I finally got this done this weekend. I ended up taking the upper intake off, then I could reach down and get the bolt installed. What a pain!
 






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