Mechanics

PCV VALVE

1999 Ford Ranger

Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Ford Ranger 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 100000 miles

I am trying to locate my pcv valve. Where is it? What does it look like?
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Chicagonut
April 28, 2008.



Is it 3.0 or 4.0

Tiny
98rangerxlt
Apr 28, 2008.
It is a 3.0. Thanks.

Tiny
Chicagonut
Apr 28, 2008.
The pcv valve should be located Under hood, center, upper engine area, top of engine, mounted in driver side valve cover

check the PCV valve frequently to see if it is free and not gummed up, stuck or blocked. To check the valve, remove it from the engine and shake it. It should rattle. It is possible to clean the PCV valve by soaking it in a solvent and blowing it out with compressed air. This can restore the valve to some level of operating order.

This should be used only in emergency situations. Otherwise, the valve should be replaced at least once a year. Always check PCV valve hose for wear or cracks during service procedure.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

Remove the PCV valve by simply disconnecting the vacuum hose from the valve, then pulling the valve from the rocker cover grommet.

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Fig. 2: Remove the PCV valve from between the hose and the valve cover grommet

Tiny
Rob2008
Apr 28, 2008.