REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
PCV valve replacement is recommended at 30,000 miles or 2 year intervals. A clogged PCV system will cause poor idle and rough running. To replace the valve:
- Pull the PCV valve from the valve cover, under the air cleaner.
- Using a pair of pliers, release the valve retaining clip and remove the valve.
- Install the new valve and insert it into the valve cover.
- Inspect all PCV connecting hoses. Replace any cracked or deteriorated hoses.
Periodically check the PCV system for the following:
- Cracked or plugged hoses.
- Remove the PCV valve cover and check the diaphragm for deterioration or damage.
- Broken diaphragm spring.
- Contamination of the PCV valve body.
- Make sure the baffle plate located inside the cam cover isn't plugged or contaminated.
To replace the PCV valve:
- Disconnect the PCV valve connecting hose.
- Remove the two screws holding the PCV valve to the cam cover.
- Remove the valve and gasket.
- Clean the cam cover PCV mounting surface.
- Use a new gasket and reverse the above to install.