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My Tranny Ate My Dipstick Why?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 78Blazer, Dec 23, 2000.

  1. 78Blazer

    78Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    Im in the process of swapping motor trans tcase etc out of my 78 into my 84 when I pulled the tranny pan to drain the fluid out about 2 inches of my dipstick was laying in the bottom of my pan what caused this???

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    have you been feeding your K5 enough J**ps lately? If you don't feed em they get mad at ya!!! Also You might want to check how long the dipstick SHOULD be...maybe you got a wrong size or somthing and when to put it back down in and it broke off?

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    well the bottom 2 inches of the dip stick has the gage marks on it. Is that on the peice in the pan? If the gage marks are still on the stick then it is something else. Off the top of my head I can't think of anything the the TH350 that would be the same thickness and width of a Dipstick with the exception of one thing that would be close if it were broken. There is a retainer clip that locks in some of the steels on the main drive clutch pack but that thing would have one hell of a time making it to the pan.
    Either somebody dropped something down the tube or something was left in the bottom of the tranny when it was assembled. If it still works go with it. It apperently has been in there a while and if it was something important you would have had a failure long ago.

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  4. 78Blazer

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    Well actually its been there a while and I know that cuz when I was still driving the 78 I had checked the fluid in it right after I had it rebuilt the next time I checked it the bottom 2 inches of it was gone (the Guage Part) I figured then either it was in the tranny or somebody cut it off between then and the last time i checked it. It has seem to work fine though since then. Just wondered why in the world it cut it off broke off I dont know.


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