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10-24-2014 03:06 PM
Moon` Bah, I doubt I'm faster. Probably just lucky =)
10-24-2014 02:44 PM
Marde
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I just replaced the PCV valve and found that the hose was bad so had to order a hose. I taped up the existing hose that had about a 4" split in it to hobble it along until the new hose came in but this isn't a difficult job. I had to drop the fan housing down through the bottom because it wouldn't fit coming up, and then pull the intake manifold to get to the hose and PCV valve.

I am not mechanically inclined at all and this job only took me 2 hours from start to finish. I was really reluctant to do this because I thought getting the fan housing out would be a huge PITA but turns out you unhook two electrical connectors and then these little plastic tabs on the driver and passenger side of the housing just push out and the fan comes right out. Super easy.

With a 3/8" drive ratchet and a 6" extension I didn't have to pull the grill or anything either, just maneuvered the socket onto the bolts with the extension then hooked the ratchet to it and everything came right out.

Noticed while I was under the car at a couple of points to look at something that I've got an oil leak coming from the passenger side by where the serpentine belt and pulleys are. Couldn't really determine exactly where the leak was starting from but I know last time I changed spark plugs they were covered in oil. I've got the new gasket for the crankcase manifold but I haven't put it on yet. Might do that later today and hopefully that clears it up.
Good post. Great job! Yeah, the job ain't near as bad as it might seem before doing it. Your faster than me tho... then again, Everybody is faster than me.
10-24-2014 02:18 PM
Moon` I just replaced the PCV valve and found that the hose was bad so had to order a hose. I taped up the existing hose that had about a 4" split in it to hobble it along until the new hose came in but this isn't a difficult job. I had to drop the fan housing down through the bottom because it wouldn't fit coming up, and then pull the intake manifold to get to the hose and PCV valve.

I am not mechanically inclined at all and this job only took me 2 hours from start to finish. I was really reluctant to do this because I thought getting the fan housing out would be a huge PITA but turns out you unhook two electrical connectors and then these little plastic tabs on the driver and passenger side of the housing just push out and the fan comes right out. Super easy.

With a 3/8" drive ratchet and a 6" extension I didn't have to pull the grill or anything either, just maneuvered the socket onto the bolts with the extension then hooked the ratchet to it and everything came right out.

Noticed while I was under the car at a couple of points to look at something that I've got an oil leak coming from the passenger side by where the serpentine belt and pulleys are. Couldn't really determine exactly where the leak was starting from but I know last time I changed spark plugs they were covered in oil. I've got the new gasket for the crankcase manifold but I haven't put it on yet. Might do that later today and hopefully that clears it up.
02-16-2014 09:26 PM
13tech13 Very VERY useful thread, I have an intermittent P0171 on my 2004 2.3, checked everything, cleaned the maf, changed the fuel filter, spark plugs... but still coming and yes I noticed this smal noise just after the car is hut off so I guess the damn se needs to be changed, already bought the toyota gates one off ebay for $9. I was just wondering if I needed a new gasket kit for the manifold or not. also anything else I may want to change while the IM is removed ?
Thanks in adavance
Seb
01-26-2014 10:31 PM
Jonaheso Alright thanks man I luv this forum y'all know your stuff I don't think I could have done any of the work with out this sites support. Thanks to all that responded.
01-26-2014 09:24 PM
exploring/carolina While I had the manifold off, went ahead & replaced the thermostat & PCV valve. Used a scraper razor blade to pry the retainer cap over the tang on the PCV valve. Reused the old O-ring.
01-26-2014 09:15 PM
Jonaheso Hay dude how did you remove the PCV valve or did you remove it same diagnosis here and I need to change the valve itself.
01-26-2014 09:13 PM
exploring/carolina Posted this about the 2.3L PCV valve earlier in this thread:

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Installed new $9 PCV valve using the old o-ring on the new valve.



Used the razor blade on a scraper to pry the PCV collar up & off of the tabs, worked great:

01-26-2014 09:07 PM
sailor Use the removal instructions ONLY from this thread to replace the PCV.

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=361177

Nice pictures to help.
01-26-2014 09:01 PM
Jonaheso Alright finally I've got the doggone manifold off and didn't need to remove the egr tube man it was the stupid o rings glued hard on the cylinder head what a bitch! Inspected the PCV hose and sure enough it was done for. Now the pcv valve can't remove it. It' coupled by a plastic cover piece and not a grommet so that's the next headache any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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