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#726544 - August 06th 2017 1:59 pm Cheapest place to buy a TRANSMISSION DIPSTICK for 74 Ford E100 van?  
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This is likely a dumb question, but can anybody tell me the cheapest place to buy a TRANSMISSION DIPSTICK for a 1974 Ford E100, V8, van?

The only place I could find is on Ebay and they want $28.21 (including shipping)l.
Here is the link for what I found:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BTP-7404-Straight-Transmission-Dipstick-/311850110138?fits=Year%3A1974%7CMake%3AFord%7CModel%3AE-100+Econoline&epid=776532377&hash=item489bb70cba:g:vPoAAOSwJ4hY9eyt&vxp=mtr

I was just curious if there is a cheaper place to buy it from? I did check the larger/common website such as carparts/autozone/etc, but I can't seem to confirm compatibility with my van on those websites.

Here is a photo of my van where the dipstick is (see below).. I'm looking to replace my dipstick because there are NO markings on my dipstick so I'm trying to just replace it so I know exactly how much transmission fluid is in it. That seems a lot easier than dumping all the transmission fluid and refilling it/etc...

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#726545 - August 06th 2017 2:27 pm Re: Cheapest place to buy a TRANSMISSION DIPSTICK for 74 Ford E100 van? [Re: Puzzele]  
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ooo, good luck. You might try getting a dipstick from a junked lated model Ford van and comparing length and markings on the dipsticks. Maybe a later one will fit?

Alternatively, maybe get the transmission to a point where you know it has the right amount of fluid in it, let it get hot and idle in Park (since it is a Ford), pull the dipstick, wipe it clean, reinsert the dipstick, pull it back out, note where the fluid level is, then scratch your own "FULL" mark in it.


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