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I am in the process of doing atf flush for my wife's 02 sequoia. I drained the fluid from the drain plug, removed the 20 bolts, and dropped the pan. But the dipstick is attached to the pan. It's kinda dark under the truck and I am afraid of bending the dipstick pipe too out of shape, so I didn't have a good look. What's the proper way to get dipstick off the pan?

Also, I notice some cuts/corrosions on the dipstick pipe near where it connected with the pan. It could possibly be caused by road debris hitting under the truck. But the cut look deep, should I be concerned?
 

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I am in the process of doing atf flush for my wife's 02 sequoia. I drained the fluid from the drain plug, removed the 20 bolts, and dropped the pan. But the dipstick is attached to the pan. It's kinda dark under the truck and I am afraid of bending the dipstick pipe too out of shape, so I didn't have a good look. What's the proper way to get dipstick off the pan?

Also, I notice some cuts/corrosions on the dipstick pipe near where it connected with the pan. It could possibly be caused by road debris hitting under the truck. But the cut look deep, should I be concerned?
It cannot be removed from the pan. It's welded on. As far as the damaged part, if it's not leaking I wouldn't worry about it.
 

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The dipstick pipe on my "04 tundra is two sections. one will pull out of the other and can then be removed. A little tricky, though iirc.
 

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thanks for the replies. I don't think I can take the bottom half off from top. Should I just take the entire dipstick off along with the pan then? I really want to clean the pan and the screen as the atf hasn't been changed for over 60k.
 

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I took the whole thing out! Just need to remove one bolt that connects the dipstick to the block,its unvisible from the top (but easy to remove).I installed it back from under the truck where you can see what you doing...
 
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