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Hi,

I'm trying to change my pcv valve on my 06 forever non-turbo. I got as many things as I could to get a better clearance, but I'm stuck with the stupid pcv valve hose. It is stuck on the pcv valve and I can't get it off. I can twist it and wiggle it, but it's quite hard and stuck on the valve.

Any ideas on what to try to get it off? At this point I'm thinking I should change the hose also, any ideas on what to use to cut it?
 

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Thanks, I managed to cut the hose then took it off. But now I have another problem. I can't seem to be able to take off the pcv valve. I use a wrench with an extension with a 19mm deep socket, as I've seen recommended. But the thing is that when I put the socket on the pcv valve it seems kind of loose, as in I can't keep the socket straight on the valve.

Could it be that I need another size, or could it be that I have someone else installed other type of pcv valve, like an aftermarket one, which could have a slightly smaller socket size? Weird thing was that around the valve, it had some build up which I had to scrape, some sort of sealant, which came off with the help of some WD.

Should I try with a smaller socket to see if it fits better?
 

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Parts also seem to look different

The new pcv valve I got seem to also be in slightly different shape/size than the one I have in the car. I'M really confused, I am sure I bought the correct part, which would be a difference in shape? Clearly the old one seems smaller, maybe that's why I can't get it out with the 19mm socket?!
 

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Hello,
Would you have step by step PCV Valve Replacement with pictures?
Thanks in advance...
I am curious to know what tools worked and where is the best place to access the valve.
 

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Make sure you’re using a deep socket and that the socket has enough clearance. Some cheaper sockets are poorly machined, with thick shallow hex. And, use a short breaker bar.
 
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