My PCV valve is totally disconnected from the carburetor. Could this be the reason it stalls out in traffic?

10

Asked by Oct 10, 2014 at 12:50 AM about the 1978 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've Ben driving and didn't know it was not
connected. But I looked under the cover to
the carburetor and discovered that the hose
was off.

4 Answers

10

I mean the hose is disconnected

10

The hose from the manifold is disconnected from the valve.

10

And there's no way to reattach it its like a piece is missing either from the valve or the hose.

That can cause a vacuum leak, the PCV Positive Crankcase ventilation uses that vacuum on the intake to draw air from crankcase. But a new PCV valve is cheap, under $10 if it has the connection nipple broken off Unless you mean the other end, where it attaches to intake, hopefully it's a screw-in nipple, even if you have to use an EZ-Out tool to get the old one out

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • My 1978 Thunderbird starta right up then it quits in traffic and won't start for a while. After sitting runs no prob. 3 answers

    I've replaced fuel filter, thermostat

    1978 Ford Thunderbird

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1988 Thunder bird Fuel Problems 3 answers

    Hello. This is my first post. I just recieved a car fom my moms estate. It's a 1988 LX with a 302 engine and FI. It has 72,000 miles on it and is in mint shape. I was running it the other day and when...

    1988 Ford Thunderbird

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Cooling 19 answers

    How is a 5.0L cooled cause mine is getting hot no matter what?

    1993 Ford Thunderbird LX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1986 "Talladega T Bird" 28 answers

    I recently ran across this 1986 "Talladega T Bird" and couldn't resist... they told me it was a limited edition and that only around 2000 were made. I've never seen or heard of one, does anyone have a...

    1986 Ford Thunderbird

    -

    General

  • Stalling out 2 answers

    I have a 2003 Ford Taurus every once in awhile when I press on the gas pedal it chokes or stalls out however the battery light also comes on it will crank consistently and Idol however when gas is ...

    2003 Ford Taurus

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Thunderbird

Looking for a Used Thunderbird in your area?

CarGurus has 1,077 nationwide Thunderbird listings starting at $6,499.

ZIP:

Search Ford Thunderbird Questions

Ford Thunderbird Experts

#1 Larry Sturgis
Larry Sturgis
Reputation 1,560
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,490
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 1,220
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
472 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Corvette
120 Great Deals out of 20,753 listings starting at $3,000
Used Chevrolet Camaro
226 Great Deals out of 30,943 listings starting at $1,217
Used Ford F-150
2,195 Great Deals out of 206,316 listings starting at $1,499
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
42 Great Deals out of 2,825 listings starting at $3,500
Used Dodge Challenger
184 Great Deals out of 24,169 listings starting at $8,800
Used Pontiac Firebird
12 Great Deals out of 724 listings starting at $3,990
Used Lincoln Continental
4,507 listings starting at $41,448
Used Dodge Charger
407 Great Deals out of 28,172 listings starting at $1,988
Used Chevrolet Impala
521 Great Deals out of 31,726 listings starting at $1,450
Used BMW 3 Series
973 Great Deals out of 31,729 listings starting at $1,000
Used Mercury Cougar
200 listings

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
75 listings starting at $10,882
2004 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 147 listings starting at $7,985
2003 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 164 listings starting at $8,995
2002 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 332 listings starting at $6,499

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.