Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

How to Buy a Good Quality PCV Valve Hose

Good Quality PCV hose

The PCV, or positive crankcase ventilation, is a relatively simple system, but one that can literally grind your vehicle’s engine to pieces if it happens to be functioning incorrectly. The degree of damage that this part can cause it literally astounding, so being sure that the PCV valve hose and the associated grommets are in good working order is a great way to keep your vehicle in good working order.

Fortunately, these components are not very costly at all. It is important to ensure that the PCV valve hose has a tight connection with the crankcase, which will keep the line from drawing air. This would allow unfiltered air to enter the crankcase, which in turn could overload the oil filter and damage the bearings. This part functions as a bridge between the crankcase and the positive crankcase ventilation valve, which is one of the parts that helps reduce the emissions coming from the engine.

Here are a few tips when choosing the right PCV valve for your vehicle:

  • Location: The PCV valve hose can be located under either the driver’s or passenger’s side of the vehicle; read the description carefully for the part and be sure it matches the location where your PCV valve hose can be found before you purchase it.

  • Car specific: While there are universal fit products available, it is always best to get one that is specifically made to fit the make and model of your vehicle to ensure the tightest fit.

  • OEM for peace of mind: With a part as critical as this one is, buying OEM parts is another way to ensure that this relatively inexpensive part functions properly and fits well – and doesn’t cause very expensive problems to other parts like the engine and crankcase.

It’s not a bad idea to replace the PCV valve hose whenever you change the air filter to ensure that you always have a properly-installed and highly functional hose bringing adequate positive ventilation to your engine.

YourMechanic supplies top-quality PCV valve hoses to our certified mobile technicians. We can also install a PCV valve hose that you've purchased. Click here to get a quote and more information on PCV valve hose replacement.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
Icon-warranty_badge-02

Skip the repair shop, our top-rated mechanics come to you.

At your home or office

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance & diagnostic services. Our top-rated mechanics bring all parts & tools to your location.

Fair & transparent pricing

See labor & parts costs upfront, so you can book with confidence.

12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

Our services are backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind.

Get A Quote

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

More related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P0222 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle/Pedal Position Switch/Sensor B Circuit Low Input
P0222 code definition Throttle/Pedal Position Switch/Sensor B Circuit Low Input What the P0222 code means The manufacturer specifies a range of acceptable voltage to be produced from the throttle position...
Insurance Requirements for Car Registration in Kentucky
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet requires that all drivers in Kentucky carry liability automotive insurance, or “financial responsibility” in order to operate a vehicle legally and maintain vehicle...


Related questions

Q: Heater malfunction - 1997 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon

You need to have the heater air conditioning case checked to see if the actuator for the temperature blend door is moving when you move the temperature from cold to hot. Also check to see if both heater hoses are...

Q: I have p0203 dtc injector circuit malfunction

Hello. If this occurred right after the replacement then I would look for a pinched wire. It is common for there to be a wire that is pinched or loose or a bad connection. If everything is fine it may...

Q: Car runs sluggish after fuel pump replaced.

You need to make sure the filter was installed in the right direction of fuel flow. Fuel filters are designed to filter fuel as it flows from the tank to the fuel injectors, the filter can only flow efficiently in...