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Dipstick is stuck - help!

Hey there. I have a 2000 MR2 Spyder and the oil dipstick is stuck, on what, I have no idea. I bought a new dipstick from the dealership but I can't seem to figure out how to remove the old one to replace it. Does anyone know if the oil pan has to come off to get to the bolts holding the tube in? Is there an easier way to get to it?

Thanks for help/suggestions . . .
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The oil pan does not have to come off to remove the dip stick.
Theres nothing holding it inthere except where it fits snug at the top.
Twist and pull hard!
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a lot of the time they get snagged, try twisting it while turning.... if it pulls partially and gets caught, push down 1/2", turn, and then pull again.

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