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Old 12-02-2018, 10:02 AM
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Hi new to the forum. im working on a 85 F150. I cant find the dipstick. It must be broken off. I ordered a repair manual but in the meantime I wanted to see where should it be so i can see what all I need to replace it.
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What engine do you have ?
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Sorry, I thought it was going to show with my profile.
its a 85 Ford F150 4.9L L6 OHV 12V with no mods as of yet

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You would normaly find that on the drivers side, near the rear of the engine, behind the distributor.

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That's what I thought. I think its broken off. I"ll have to jack it up this week. and see if i can replace it.
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Originally Posted by 85_Ford_Junky View Post
That's what I thought. I think its broken off. I"ll have to jack it up this week. and see if i can replace it.
you should be able to crawl up under the hood with a good light and see what you are dealing with.
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Great! I have one!
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The distributor & dipstick are on the LEFT side of the engine (on virtually all Ford RWD engines).


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L&R (and all other directions) on vehicles always refer to the operator's perspective, from the driving position.
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The distributor & dipstick are on the LEFT side of the engine (on virtually all Ford RWD engines).
L&R (and all other directions) on vehicles always refer to the operator's perspective, from the driving position.
LOL, thanks Steve, what was I thinking...
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Great! I have one!
How in the hell did you miss that big stick coming out of your block !! lol...
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