The tip of the oil dip stick broke off. What to do?

10

Asked by Jun 16, 2017 at 08:18 PM about the 2004 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When checking the oil, 2004 Camry LE  with 304,000 miles, I noticed the tip of
the dip stick was missing?  Can I still drive the car?  What to do?

4 Answers

91,615

I would change the oil and hope the broken bit comes out with the used oil. I would also install a magnetic drain plug if you don't have one already but the oil pickup screen should prevent any metal bits from going where they should not be so no worries. Any idea why the tip broke off?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

I have no idea. In my research, someone suggested that it was close to the manifold - weakening the plastic tip

28,625

TOP OR BOTTOM? HOW MUCH? IS IT STUCK IN THE TUBE?? OR AS F O R SAID IS IT IN THE OIL PAN

10

I have no idea... when I was checking the oil, I simply noticed that the end of the stick was gone. Have to assume it's in the tube or in the pan. Have no way of knowing.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Camry

Looking for a Used Camry in your area?

CarGurus has 2,220 nationwide Camry listings starting at $1,900.

Postal Code:

Toyota Camry Experts

  • #1
    Reelin68
    Reputation
    14,340
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,820
  • #3
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    3,090
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
69 Great Deals out of 1,187 listings starting at $1,888
Used Toyota Corolla
187 Great Deals out of 3,649 listings starting at $1,494
Used Honda Civic
277 Great Deals out of 4,253 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Altima
102 Great Deals out of 1,261 listings starting at $2,200
Used Toyota RAV4
46 Great Deals out of 3,286 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota Avalon
5 Great Deals out of 138 listings starting at $6,495
Used Hyundai Sonata
46 Great Deals out of 1,363 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Highlander
10 Great Deals out of 901 listings starting at $4,950
Used Nissan Maxima
36 Great Deals out of 359 listings starting at $1,900
Used Honda CR-V
54 Great Deals out of 2,671 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Malibu
99 Great Deals out of 1,769 listings starting at $888
Used Toyota 4Runner
13 Great Deals out of 545 listings starting at $2,995
Used Toyota Tacoma
25 Great Deals out of 1,189 listings starting at $4,444

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
205 listings starting at $27,107
2017 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 96 listings starting at $15,900
2016 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 135 listings starting at $14,990
2015 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 40 listings starting at $12,500
2014 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
115 listings starting at $11,888

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.