Where's the PCV valve?

Where's the PCV valve?

Postby DOcean [OP] » February 18th 2012, 2:57am

2002 Astro...I'm going to change my PCV valve, but don't have a manual. Can anyone tell me where it's located? Remove the doghouse to change?
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Re: Where's the PCV valve?

Postby chevymaher » February 18th 2012, 3:01am

Yes remove doghouse to change.In the passenger side valve cover.
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Re: Where's the PCV valve?

Postby Mr_Bowtie » February 18th 2012, 3:04am

Take the doghouse off and its in one of the valve covers.....I wanna say the passenger side valve cover. Something I have yet to change on my Van. :whistle:

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Re: Where's the PCV valve?

Postby DOcean [OP] » February 18th 2012, 3:05am

Ugh. No way to reach it with the doghouse on?
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Re: Where's the PCV valve?

Postby Mr_Bowtie » February 18th 2012, 3:07am

Maybe.... :banana:
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Re: Where's the PCV valve?

Postby DOcean [OP] » February 18th 2012, 3:11am

I'll give it a try through the front first.

Thanks.
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Re: Where's the PCV valve?

Postby Phantom » February 18th 2012, 3:29am

Located in the drivers side valve cover
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Re: Where's the PCV valve?

Postby Astrodarmiss » February 18th 2012, 3:38am

Rear Driver's side of the valve cover. I doubt that you can change it without removing the "doghouse". Good Luck !!!
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Re: Where's the PCV valve?

Postby chevymaher » February 18th 2012, 3:41am

Mr_Bowtie wrote:
EDIT: what the hell did you use your super moderator powers to put your post in front of mine? :crying:


If I had super moderator powers I would have known the right answer.CHA.
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Re: Where's the PCV valve?

Postby Mr_Bowtie » February 18th 2012, 3:50am

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: Oh well we had a 50% chance at the right answer! :rockon:
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Re: Where's the PCV valve?

Postby Lumpy » February 18th 2012, 5:09am

Removing the doghouse isn't a monsterous job, especially on your year van. Getting in there to see the stuff that's behind the intake (distributor and other stuff) is important. Even in my 89, arguably the most difficult style dog house to remove, I can get it off and back on in 30 minutes.

Let the dogs out.. :banana:


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Re: Where's the PCV valve?

Postby Astrodarmiss » February 18th 2012, 3:53pm

Mr_Bowtie, 50/50 until someone says at the front of the valve covers or other places on the engine. :D

Here is a pop quiz question: How can you determine if the PCV valve has failed and needs replacement ? :confused:
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Re: Where's the PCV valve?

Postby Phantom » February 18th 2012, 4:09pm

Vacuum test ,,, but it used to be if it rattled or not ,, but since they only cost about $2 it is simply better to replace it , pull old one out , push new one in , no tools needed ,, it is important to make sure to get a good quality part , specifically made for the engine application ,, many look just alike and it is easy to get the wrong part installed if not carefully matching it with the right part
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Re: Where's the PCV valve?

Postby Astrodarmiss » February 18th 2012, 5:51pm

Great answer Phantom !!!!!!!!!!!! :rockon:
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