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Old 11-28-2010, 12:26 PM   #1  
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Default 2003 SSEi Trans dipstick out all the time

Lately, since I did my tranny fluid change some 8K miles ago, I keep noticing the transmission dipstick up/open just enough to where you can see down the tube.

This morning I was looking after a big trip, and it was popped up again. There is a transmission shift cable along with a rubber protector slighly rubbing against the black dipstick handle and pushing it up when the engine rocked around.. I relocated that shift cable to the LEFT side of the dipstick and hopefully that fixed it. I Bet this got rearranged when the dealer did the warranty lower intake seal many years ago.

Now I wonder what damage this has done? Does the tranny suck any air down that tube? I stuck my finger down the tube and didn't pick up any dirt, but still.. ARGH!
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It should be fine. The tube may have been bent a little and was rubbing on that cable. You can just push it a little to move it back. Just be gentle.
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