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1990 Olds Cutlass Ciera PCV Valve

Where the heck is this thing?  The aftermarket repair book shows a
picture of it on the 3.3 but it’s not there on my car.  I’ve looked all
around and it is nowhere to be found.  It’s supposed to be in front of
the first plug on the front left side.  Help heheh

Joseph

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  1. admin says:

    jos…@vndinc.com wrote:

    > Where the heck is this thing?  The aftermarket repair book shows a
    > picture of it on the 3.3 but it’s not there on my car.  I’ve looked all
    > around and it is nowhere to be found.  It’s supposed to be in front of
    > the first plug on the front left side.  Help heheh

    > Joseph

    On the 3.3 it’s below the alternator.  Theoretically you should not have to remove
    the intake manifold, but I can just about guarantee it will have to come off.

  2. admin says:

    Seriously?  Oh man… Who engineered this thing?  hehe

    The plugs are damn near impossible to get out in the back, and it took
    me almost 2 hours to figure out how to open the plug wire route.  I was
    near just prying it out…

    Thanks!

  3. admin says:

    <jos…@vndinc.com> wrote in message

    news:1141181018.241377.20160@v46g2000cwv.googlegroups.com…
    > Seriously?  Oh man… Who engineered this thing?  hehe

    > The plugs are damn near impossible to get out in the back, and it took
    > me almost 2 hours to figure out how to open the plug wire route.  I was
    > near just prying it out…

    > Thanks!

        …from a forum somewhere on Google: "Changing a PCV valve is such a
    routine operation that shop
    manuals don’t even cover it.  However, GM really painted themselves
    into a corner on the 3.3 Liter engine.  I am working on a 1993 Olds
    Cierra but the problem must be the same on Buicks etc. as well.
    The PCV valve is located below the fuel rail right next to the
    intake manifold on the front of the engine (right side of the car)."
    Sincerely hope this may help a bit.  sdlomi2

  4. admin says:

    jos…@vndinc.com wrote:

    > Seriously?  Oh man… Who engineered this thing?  hehe

    > The plugs are damn near impossible to get out in the back, and it took
    > me almost 2 hours to figure out how to open the plug wire route.  I was
    > near just prying it out…

    > Thanks!

    I suppose that when it was all new and clean the pvc valve could
    be pried out.  However, after several years the rubber grommets
    harden up, break off, and fall into the intake and crankcase.
    The clip is next to impossible to get off.
    Fortunately, some generic replacement grommets are available from
    your local auto parts.  The rest you can grind down and make fit.
    It’s probably time to change the intake gaskets anyhow.

  5. admin says:

    I got it out! :)

    Had to disconnect some wires.  The clip was a royal pain, but was able
    to shift it down on the valve then pry the valve up until it popped
    out.  Getting it back on was an equal pain in the butt, but it went on.
     Whew!

  6. admin says:

    jos…@vndinc.com wrote:

    > I got it out! :)

    > Had to disconnect some wires.  The clip was a royal pain, but was able
    > to shift it down on the valve then pry the valve up until it popped
    > out.  Getting it back on was an equal pain in the butt, but it went on.
    >  Whew!

    Excellent!  Thanks for letting us know.

  7. admin says:

    jos…@vndinc.com Wrote:
    > Seriously? Oh man… Who engineered this thing? hehe

    > The plugs are damn near impossible to get out in the back, and it took
    > me almost 2 hours to figure out how to open the plug wire route. I was
    > near just prying it out…

    > Thanks!

    could you explain how to open the plug route i am having trouble myself
    thanks!


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  8. admin says:

    It slides to the side to snap out.  It doesn’t just unclip and pull out
    like one would intuitively believe.

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