Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Willow Park,TX.
Bad Stuff happens on a 2015 Traverse when the PCV valve hose is off
First the engine runs erratic, the right radiator fan comes on,backfires, engine dies after a few minutes, and last but not least, 15 codes are set.
The little throttle body computer really gets screwed up. Don't know if it's "to rich,to lean, to much air,to little air,etc., etc."
Why oh Why would anyone pull the hose off the pcv valve and start the engine someone screams?
Doing routine mantenance , after 6 to 7 hours, using almost every tool I own and could borrow, the stupid valve is still in the hole, correction, the bottom half is still in the hole, correction, half of the bottom half is still in the hole. Will not budge. Used vise grips, channel locks, regular pliers, 17 in. pry tool, 4 foot crow bar, screwed a self tapping bolt down in the hole in the brass ring in the middle of the valve and froze it with R12 and tried to pry it out...........ITS STILL IN THERE.
Temporary solution,plugged the hole in the broken valve, put a new valve,Standard part# V518, in the hose, zip tied the pcv valve hose to some hose running along side it, and cleared the codes.
Runs like a brand new one.
Will take it down to Ernie's Tire & Auto in the morning, put it on a lift and do a number on it.
Last edited by srwa; 01-29-2019 at 09:41 PM.
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