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#2699017 - 04/21/13 06:37 AM PCV looking thing on left valve cover
JSO2003P71 Offline
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On top of the left valve cover (drivers side)there is a black plastic thing that looks like a PCV valve that is not connected. It is drawing vacuum because when I put my finger over it,it makes a suction sound when I remove it.Where should this be connected at? If it goes to the plastic engine cover I am missing that part so what should I do with it? Also the check engine light comes on after the engine starts. Thanks
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#2699027 - 04/21/13 08:49 AM Re: PCV looking thing on left valve cover [Re: JSO2003P71]
torotoro Offline
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what year is the car?
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#2699028 - 04/21/13 08:54 AM Re: PCV looking thing on left valve cover [Re: JSO2003P71]
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If this fitting is toward the firewall, then it connects to the intake tract. There should also be a fitting or a hole in the intake tract and these two connect together. If that hose is missing, you have unmetered air going into the throttle body and that's the reason for your CEL.
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#2699031 - 04/21/13 09:12 AM Re: PCV looking thing on left valve cover [Re: RF_Overlord]
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#2699048 - 04/21/13 10:14 AM Re: PCV looking thing on left valve cover [Re: JSO2003P71]
JSO2003P71 Offline
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Sorry, Its a 2003. Here is a picture of it.
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#2699052 - 04/21/13 10:29 AM Re: PCV looking thing on left valve cover [Re: JSO2003P71]
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there should be a hose from there to the port on the intake tube that is next to the hose that goes to the IAC (the one that is connected still). if its disconnected/missing then not only do you have a vacuum leak, then you are getting unmetered/unfiltered air in thru the hole in the zip tube.
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#2699053 - 04/21/13 10:29 AM Re: PCV looking thing on left valve cover [Re: JSO2003P71]
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There's a tube that connects that valve cover to the second hole on the backside of the air intake tube.
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#2699064 - 04/21/13 11:26 AM Re: PCV looking thing on left valve cover [Re: JSO2003P71]
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That connects to the intake tube like mentioned above. That's the intake side of the PCV. The return is on the passenger side and connects to the plenum.
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#2699088 - 04/21/13 01:56 PM Re: PCV looking thing on left valve cover [Re: JSO2003P71]
JSO2003P71 Offline
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OK, I went out and looked and I see where it goes now. Right next to the other tube. There are several parts I need for this car. Is there a swap meet section on this site? Is this tube only on the police interceptor engine?
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#2699091 - 04/21/13 02:00 PM Re: PCV looking thing on left valve cover [Re: JSO2003P71]
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nope, its on all Panthers. There is no difference between the police interceptor engine and a regular CV/GMQ/TC engine. Power difference comes from a more aggressive tune and dual exhausts.

Like posted above, that tube supplies air into the block and the PCV valve on the other valve cover sucks it back out creating a closed circulation for crank case pressures.
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#2699210 - 04/21/13 06:39 PM Re: PCV looking thing on left valve cover [Re: JSO2003P71]
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OK, Thanks everyone for the info. Sounds like we don't want to be driving without the tube. I'll have to get one soon.
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#2699693 - 04/22/13 06:13 PM Re: PCV looking thing on left valve cover [Re: JSO2003P71]
Pnasty Offline
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This is what it should look like


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#2699698 - 04/22/13 06:16 PM Re: PCV looking thing on left valve cover [Re: JSO2003P71]
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Hmmm there should've been a picture there^^^^
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#2699885 - 04/23/13 06:08 AM Re: PCV looking thing on left valve cover [Re: JSO2003P71]
JSO2003P71 Offline
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Is it metal where it plugs into the air intake?
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#2699932 - 04/23/13 10:07 AM Re: PCV looking thing on left valve cover [Re: JSO2003P71]
BigMerc96 Offline

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it is plastic where it goes into the intake.
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