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Looking for replacement part i have no idea what the part is in blue please help!!!

Discussion in '3rd Gen 1997-2002 2.0L SOHC' started by reclaimer1337, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. reclaimer1337

    reclaimer1337 New Member

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    So the parts circled in blue i need to know the name of especially the box ive tried googling the part numbers to no success. also the part i circled in red am i supposed to be able to just pull it out easily its just kinda siting in the hole...

    I bought this care about 4 days ago @160000 miles everything looks original. previous owners didn't give a damn but ive replace spark plugs/sp wires, air filter, oil/filter fuel filter, and fuel treatment. Im gonna rotate the tires today and check to rotors. when i got it it would idle so hard steering wheel jumping at least an inch but after replacing spark plugs and wires which were literally falling apart it helped a lot of the shaking but it still does it lightly. also taking info from everyone as to what i should work on next i want this car to last years so taking any and all advice because theres zero history on the car but im suspecting nothing has ever been done as it was needed to be done.

    Any how sorry for the long post this is the first forum ive ever joined. Ive read back 3 years of post trying to learn as much as possible about this car so much great information here.

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  2. DC Ultra

    DC Ultra FEOA Donator

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    Hi.
    The red circle.. Looks like breather tube from valve cover to intake. Even with clamps removed, it may be stuck on pretty tight due to age and hardening. Do you really need to change it? Prolly not. It is a one way breather tube. Long as oil not coming out and no leaking, you can leave it alone for a bit.
    The blue circles is your pcv system. There are like 3 if not 4 diff't setups for this. There is a valve somewhere along that tube, the pcv valve and you need to make sure that is working. Sorry, I'm not familiar with you specific pcv setup so not sure where that valve would be along those tubes. The function of this valve can effect your idle quite a bit.
    Welcome to these forums. Hope u find the help you need.
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  3. reclaimer1337

    reclaimer1337 New Member

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    The red circle is very loose not at all stuck sorry if i typed that poorly lmk if that's ok and no it doesn't leak oil at all. But for the blue piece i deff need a new one the one that's on my car has a hole n all. This pic is off the internet just exact same setup as mine where would i find the replacement for the blue marked area i cant find anything online. Even searched the part number on the little black box. Thanks for getting back to me I've been searching for hours lol
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    reclaimer1337 New Member

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    And would the valve be the black square that i circled. And how would it know if it's working properly?
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    DC Ultra FEOA Donator

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    As I am not familiar with your pcv setup, hoping someone else chimes in. I think that black box is an oil catch can? And I do believe your valve would be at/on the valve cover, passenger side (which would be similar to setup I've seen on Nissan engines I've worked on). But not sure. The valve literally could be set anywhere. Black round plastic pcv valve. You may want to google a Pic and look on your card. If can't see it, maybe it's inside that box which would mean it's not a catch-can?

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    reclaimer1337 New Member

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    Well on the tubing that black box is the only thing on it.
  7. DC Ultra

    DC Ultra FEOA Donator

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    Whoops. I didn't look at your picture correctly. The red circle is on the pcv valve. Your style is with the pcv valve there. The breather tube is the tube over more to the driver side, on the side of the valve cover which runs to the intake. We'll, the backend of the pcv has to route back to the intake somehow.

    Here is vid of focus with your SPI engine pcv setup.

    https://goo.gl/images/XJWDAT

    Anyhow, it's a cheap maintenance I would do if I just bought one.
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    reclaimer1337 New Member

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    Well this is a huge step in the right direction but I'm still at a loss as to what the thing in blue is. Still very much appreciate your help and checking that video i most deff need to change it out and will soon.
  9. DC Ultra

    DC Ultra FEOA Donator

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    prolly an oil catch can? i dont have that in my car. my pcv system is a metal tube out the crank case which then has one end going straight up, Thru my pcv valve and into my intake plenum while there is a 90 degree elbow out to the side of the tube that connects a one way breather tube to my air box. your pcv should have a tube that runs back to your intake plenum. that black tube that runs around your valve cover then down and towards your air box should be a breather tube. im gonna guess that black box thingy is just an oil catch can. i would make sure none of that is leaking. if it's degrading all over, then yes, change out those tubes. the one-way breather valve should be attached right on your air box.
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    rbailin FEOA Member

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    The item in blue is the PCV breather hose assembly, a discontinued part. If there's a crack or hole in one of the rubber hoses, you can repair it with any decent high-temp electrical tape by wrapping the hose using a 1/2 overlap. Or, you might find one in good shape at a junkyard (2000-2003 m.y.).

    The box is indeed a vapor trap. No need to replace unless cracked.

    As mentioned above, the red circle is the PCV valve. You remove it from the valve cover with a 1/4 turn to the left to unlock, and then pull it out. It should rattle when shaken. If you have any doubt, just replace it with the correct Motorcraft part. The hose from the PCV valve to the intake manifold often becomes soft and rots with age. Replace if needed.
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    Op doesnt know they shake like can of marbles idling??

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