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Old 05-15-2022, 09:59 PM   #31814
CLL_OBP
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Member#: 310435
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Vehicle:
'12 Sport Limited
Valvoline HM 0W20 236,543

Default PCV Connector Leak

Well, as the title mentions, the PCV Connector failed after 10+ years and 236,500 miles. Couldn't find anything online about replacing it. Not even on Youtube.

It's located under the A/C compressor and you can only see one of the three bolts, the one closest to the oil filter. After looking everything over, I came to the conclusion the A/C compressor has to be moved. It would be a major P.I.T.A trying to do it with it still there.
Got it back together and it's all good now.

What I did:
Disconnected the negative on the battery
Removed the shield and bracket over the belt
Took the belt off the compressor
Disconnect the alternator cables
Remove the bracket on top of the compressor
Remove 5 bolts and lifted the compressor out of the way

This is the full view with the compressor out of the way:


Old part / New part ($38 + tax)


WARNING: I didn't drain the coolant. I used my oil extractor to remove as much as I could from the top. I removed the upper radiator hose and extracted some more from the metal opening going to the block. In hindsight, I should have drained the coolant. A bunch more came out when I took the big hose off the PCV Connector.
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