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Old 03-02-2009, 03:28 PM   #1
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How To: Change PCV hose

This seems to be a pretty common item to go wrong on all engines, and since there isn't a how-to for it already, I figured I'd make one.

First off, this is what your new hose should look like (I.E. You can only get this hose from your local Ford Dealership)



The difference between the old and new hose, are that the new one is thicker, and has the heat protection around it.



First, take your intake hose off:





At this point, you can't forget your Diet Coke with Splenda!



As a pre-caution, I put a rag over the throttle body to prevent dirt from going into it.



Remove the Valve Cover Breather tube



Here is where the one end of the PCV hose is. Mine wouldn't come off by just pulling it, so I took a knife, and slit the end of the hose, and it pulled right off







At this point, you're going to want to pull off your Power steering reservoir (just pulls up and off)



Unscrew this black box (not sure of the name) from the firewall just to the right of your strut tower, and un-plug the little connector on the top, and the main one below the black box. This makes it easier to tighten the clamp back on when your new hose is on.



Now, my clamp wouldn't come off, so I just pulled up and to the side, until the old hose slid off. Unless you're a magician, you won't be able to re-use the clamp holding the PCV hose onto the intake manifold. So I ran to the hardware store and picked up one of these for 89 cents.





At this point, slide the new hose onto the intake manifold, and tighten the hose clamp with a ratchet. Then, put the other end onto the nipple coming out on the right side of the engine, as shown before:



Then, re-attach everything in the reverse order. Starting with the main "bulk" connector below the black box. Then screw the black box in, and re-attach the connector on the top. Re-attach the power steering reservoir onto it's holder. Hook the valve cover breather tube back up, then re-attach your intake.

This is my first how-to, so I may have left some things out. If you need help on this at all, feel free to PM me and ask a question.


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Old 03-02-2009, 04:17 PM   #2
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For reference this is where the hose attaches to the manifold:




Also, I'm PMing this to Chad so he can add it to the How-To section. Nice work.
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Yes, thanks for the reference picture!
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Did this ever get added to the archive?
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Added to the 'HOW TO ARCHIVE'......
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nice write up, but where'd all the pictures go?
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Awesome write up and thanks for the photos.

This is the part number for the hoseXS4Z-6N664-BA
Ran me 18 bucks at the dealership. Not terrible at all. Heck, the PCV was 21 bucks.

Oh, and I'd give you rep but I've already done that at some point in the past :)
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i see pics now...must have been where i was at was blocking them. thanks for sharing!
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I did this on Saturday. I jacked my car up and was able to get to the bottom of the hose behind the intake manifold from underneath. It was TONZZZZZZZZ easier that going from the top. I was also able to pull the hose off the top from underneath, but I did end up having to remove my intake to push the new one on.

My car doesn't stumble once on start up anymore. I'm SO HAPPY!
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This is exactly what I was looking for because mine is smoosed lol
Check in the thread I made in the technical forum.
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