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Where is the PCV valve on a Taurus with standard - NOT DOHC engine?

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2009-11-29 15:26:50
2009-11-29 15:26:50

The following information applies to the 'regular', 12 valve "Vulcan" engines pcv valve.

For the 24 valve, DOHC engines, see "Related Questions" below ----

PCV Valve is in the end of 1/2" or so size hose inserted into a rubber grommet in the top of one of the valve covers.

INSTALL: Simply pull on the hose to release the valve from the valve cover - pull the valve out of the hose. Insert new valve and push back into valve cover.

NOTES:

* The valve is in the end of 1/2" or so size hose inserted into a rubber grommet in the top of the valve cover

* If the valve checkball rattles, it's working

* Recommended replace interval - 40,000 miles

* Can clean with a bit of carburetor cleaner spray

* The 'other' large tube going into the opposite valve cover is a breather tube On my 2000 3.0L Vulcan OHV, the PCV is located on the top of the engine in one of the valve covers, simply pull the old valve out and push the new one in. Cost of part: $2-$4.

If by "standard" you mean the Vulcan engine, the PCV valve is on the valve cover closest to the firewall, passenger side. on an ohv v-6 engine it's in the rear valve cover. on an ohc v-6 it's in an oil separator in the lower intake manifold.


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