Because of how the hose is constructed a home made remedy will not work. Where the two lines come together in a "t" it actually vacuums from the valve cover through to the purge solenoid valve, the line is obviously bad. However, this morning I had disconnected the booster vac line and started the engine (of course I forgot I had disconnected it) plugged the pcv hose back into the original purge solenoid valve and the evap line to the lower connector, and plug. With the booster vac line disconnected, it repeated the horrible starting and idle runs I had been experiencing. When I reconnected this line back to the booster, the idle immediately went high and stayed there. When I shut off the engine, restarted it, the idle was slightly higher than normal, but quickly settled down. I let the engine run about 10 min, shifted the transmission in all drive positions, A/C on, and no stumbling, nor hickup or rise in idle. So you wonder what was the fix? Until a new pcv hose arrives, a little dab of superglue on the "t" fitting lines. Once the lines sealed to the fitting, all, for now is well. I have started and run the engine four times, with great success. Will let you know if anything changes.
Thursday, October 4th, 2012 AT 4:28 PM