Symptoms of a Bad or Failing PCV Valve Hose

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Cost of Replacing a Bad or Failing PCV Valve Hose

Common signs include poor fuel economy, the Check Engine Light coming on, engine misfires while idling, and noise from the engine. Our certified technicians can come to you and diagnose the problem. You will receive a $30 credit towards any follow-up repairs that result from the diagnostic. Following are example prices for PCV Valve Hose Replacement. Click on the button below to get an upfront quote for your car.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Ford Focus $76 $6.36 $70.00 32% $113.86
2011 GMC Sierra 2500 HD $87 $16.86 $70.00 30% $124.36
2010 Buick Lucerne $78 $8.00 $70.00 32% $115.50
2006 Infiniti Q45 $108 $37.76 $70.00 25% $145.26
2005 BMW 330xi $100 $29.78 $70.00 27% $137.28
2004 Jaguar X-Type $130 $60.00 $70.00 22% $167.50
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How to Diagnose a Bad or Failing PCV Valve Hose?

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The Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve hose transfers excess gasses from the crankcase to the PCV valve. From there, it is added to the intake manifold and used by the engine. If the PCV valve hose breaks, the gas will not be transferred back into the engine, and your vehicle will be less efficient and have increased emissions. There are a few symptoms to watch out for when you have a bad or failing PCV valve hose.

1. Poor fuel economy

If the PCV valve hose is clogged or has a leak, it may cause poor fuel economy. This is because the vacuum on the intake side of the cylinder head will not be able to properly signal the correct amount of fuel that needs to be fed into the engine and can result in a lean or rich engine condition. If you suspect a PCV valve hose is the reason you have been getting poor fuel economy, contact the professionals at YourMechanic to have your PCV valve hose replaced.

2. Check Engine Light comes on

The Check Engine Light may come on for a variety of reasons, and one of them is a failing PCV valve hose. This is because the PCV valve hose works directly with your engine to ensure everything is working properly. The mechanics at YourMechanic can diagnose the exact reason the Check Engine Light is on, whether it is the PCV valve hose, the PCV valve, or a combination of parts.

3. Misfiring while idling

Another symptom of a bad or failing PCV valve hose is your vehicle will misfire while it is idling. This can be from a loss of vacuum due to the hose not working properly because of a leak, the hose being pinched, or becoming clogged from buildup over time. A misfire will sound like the engine has a vibration to it is a sign it is not running properly.

4. Noise from the engine

If you hear a hissing sound from the engine, it is time to get your vehicle looked at. The PCV valve hose may have a leak in it, which is causing the hissing sound. Leaving this for too long can cause misfires, rough running, vacuum leaks and you will have a more extensive repair on your hands.

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Gerron

31 years of experience
86 reviews
Gerron
31 years of experience
Gerron was courteous, quick with his work, knowledgeable, and customer focused. I would recommend Gerron and will use his services in the future.
2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE - PCV VALVE HOSE - VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON

Rusty

20 years of experience
242 reviews
Rusty
20 years of experience
Rusty is fantastic! He is very knowledgeable and shoots you straight. He is very thorough, and makes sure everything is done right. I called him just after he left to tell him about a error code that came up, and he came right back to see what the issue was, I didn’t even have to ask. If you want a mechanic that shows up on time and gets the job done right, Rusty is your guy!
2011 CHEVROLET CRUZE - PCV VALVE HOSE - ARLINGTON, TEXAS

Lucas

14 years of experience
707 reviews
Lucas
14 years of experience
I tasked Lucas with a nightmare of a job. Changing the PCV on my 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid. He already knew that it was a 2.3L Duratec Engine similar to the ones that are in the Mazda 3. He also knew just how long the job would take. He did it all with ease, efficiency and a sense of humor. I was thoroughly impressed how he took the entire manifold off and put it back together without a hitch. Thank you for your services sir, it was greatly appreciated. If anyone is reading this, THIS IS YOUR GUY!
2005 FORD ESCAPE - PCV VALVE HOSE - PASADENA, CALIFORNIA

Paul

16 years of experience
101 reviews
Paul
16 years of experience
Very through and very professional. On time, work in the blazing heat and completed the job timely. He’s an asset to your company for sure. Very knowledgeable.
2003 AUDI TT - PCV VALVE HOSE - TAMPA, FLORIDA

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