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Old December 15th, 2011, 10:16 AM
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Shake Your PCV Valve
Do-it-yourself and save $20

Perform the world's easiest diagnostic test: Shake your PCV valve to make sure it's working. It takes only 5 minutes to replace a bad one.

Pull off the hose and remove the old valve. If it's bad, screw in a replacement and replace the hose.

This sounds complex, but it's not. Pull out your PCV valve every other oil change (this may be to often for most folks, its your choice)
In most cases, you'll find the valve on the top of the engine, connected to a vacuum hose. Some late-model cars don't have PCV valves, so don't beat yourself up trying to find it. Slide the vacuum hose off the valve and unscrew the valve.NOTE: on the 2 & 3 Valve 5.4 the PCV valve does not have a rubber hose attached; its a metal tube with a lock connector, much like the connectors on a wiring harness look for the clip and move it to the side and the hose will slip off. (be careful removing the connector as the o-rings may come out) dont bend the hose too far as the other end is attached the same way.

Then perform the world's easiest diagnostic test: Shake it. If it makes a metallic clicking sound, it's good. If it doesn't make noise or sounds mushy, replace it. But don't replace it on appearance alone—all used PCV valves look dirty.

On the 2 Valve 5.4 engine its located at the top of the valve cover on the passenger side
On the 3 Valve 5.4 engine The PCV, located on the driver's side of the upper intake manifold. The PCV, is connected to a vacuum line going to the valve cover




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I do the shake squirt shake tap tap squirt tap tap. I've known some that shake dunk gulp curse pop gulp shake tap tap.



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have you taken yours off yet ?


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On the 4.9 it's on the very back top end of the valve cover, almost hidden by the cowl. On the 5.0 and 5.8 it is on the very back of the upper intake manifold I do believe.
I'm sure you know J, just want others to know that may read this.
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its kinda tricky to remove the tube on 5.4's PCV
probably the same on the 4.6 but we don't have any of those engines

most all carburated engines its on the valve cover, in fact I dont know one thats not


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Joey, Nope, not yet. Only got 28k - its gettin mighty close though....



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Joey, Nope, not yet. Only got 28k - its gettin mighty close though....
I got 26,678 on my '06
and I just went out & poped the hood no PCV to be seen
I'll have to change the original post as the 5.4 I worked on yesterday was an '06 TWO Valve 5.4

so I guess now we have to find that PCV on the 3 valve

check your 4.6 and see if ya got one


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OK heres what I found out for the 5.4


The PCV, on a 2006 Ford F-150 XLT Triton truck is located on the driver's side of the upper intake manifold. The PCV, is connected to a vacuum line going to the valve cover

guess I'll bring my Truck up to the barn
wont have as long a walk, and save boot leather too

yep, thar she be

just redid the 1st post


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OK heres what I found out for the 5.4, 3 valve

The PCV, on a 2006 Ford F-150 XLT Triton 3 valve truck is located on the driver's side of the upper intake manifold. The PCV, is connected to a vacuum line going to the valve cover

guess I'll bring my Truck up to the barn
wont have as long a walk, and save boot leather too

yep, thar she be

just redid the 1st post

after all this think'en, I think its time to 'gel some brain cells' Hay Rick, come on over and join me; woops just look at the sun dial and realized you anit even had lunch yet


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I havent found anything firm (ya ya my wife says the same thing) but it seems mine is inside the driverside valve cover. 2009 f-150 4.6l 3v

Just so its all even i told her the same thing and thats why i know the couch sleeps 3. me and my two dogs.



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