03-14-2010, 09:07 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Originally Posted by lumpylarry
sounds like it could be an intake leak, or possibly low fuel pressure.
first place to check is the hose that comes off of the PCV, they are really brittle and like to crack..
lumpylarry et all:
After finding out what codes were stored and a little on-line searching, low fuel pressure & intake leaks seemed to be the common causes.
Before I drove the car today I removed the upper engine cover to snoop around a little. Within minutes I found the problem....
The PCV valve was -broken- in two pieces with part of it inside the hose and the other part still screwed into the front cover. I removed the ventilation hose from the car completely and removed the broken nipple on the work bench. I had to remove the EGR valve to gain access to the PCV valve body, then was able to remove it using a socket.
I went on-line, but none of the local parts houses listed the PCV valve.
The PCV seems to be made of ABS(?), so I cleaned the parts well with brake cleaner, used super glue to join the parts together, then ran a bead of JB Weld on the outside for strength. After the JB Weld had cured for several hours I put everything back together and drove the car, making several short trips during the day. The check engine light never came on. Just for kicks I checked for codes again this evening using the OBD II, and it 'passed' with no codes stored. It looks like my shade-tree repair worked. I'd still like to buy a new PCV valve as I don't have a local dealer...if anyone has one.
lumpylarry is the man
Last edited by kaycee; 03-14-2010 at 09:09 PM.