check engine light is on and the dealer wants 547 to fix and says that it is the PVC valve? Can anyone help me with this?

Asked by Feb 28, 2007 at 09:33 PM about the 1995 Toyota Land Cruiser 4 Dr STD 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

132000 miles. The car is also shaking at speed and the dealer says that the front bearings need to be replaced for $1089. Please help

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Dear melmonta-- At 132,000 miles it is not unusual to need some repairs on any car, even such a tough customer like the Toyota Land Cruiser. Things do wear out over time and miles. If in doubt about your dealer's diagnosis, get a second opinion and a second price quote, but to me it sounds like these are items that one might expect at that time and mileage. Good luck from Bovan.

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well the pcv valve (positive crankcase ventilation) vents the blowby gases out of the crankcase. if this valve is malfunctioning, the pressure exerted by the gases can blow your oil seals and emit lots of hydrocarbons out the tailpipe. id reccomend getting it fixed to prevent damage. but w/e you do. dont go to the dealer. HUUUGEE ripoff.

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Hey bud, go to Autozone, pick up a new one. Take off the old one off of the valve cover and replace it yourself. Not hard.

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