PCV Valve for the 3.3L in 2000 QX4

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PCV Valve for the 3.3L in 2000 QX4

Postby Mikey178 » Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:10 pm

Just wondering if anyone knows where the PVC valve is located in the 2000 QX4. I can't seem to find this. I bought a new one to replace but can't seem to find the location.

Anyone got any ideas??


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Re: PVC Valve for the 3.3L in 2000 QX4 (Mikey178)

Postby Ron Burgundy » Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:05 am

Well if its anything like the 2000 3.3L Pathfinder (which I can't guarentee it is, but its worth checking), there are two hoses coming out the engine block on the right side (driver's side) Pull the hose out thats closer to the windsheild (if it helps the area is called the upper intake manifold) Its threaded in that hole where the hose attaches.

I'm doing this tomorrow, i'll take and post pics. Hopefully it'll help.

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Re: PVC Valve for the 3.3L in 2000 QX4 (Ron Burgundy)

Postby Mikey178 » Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:34 am

Thanks, i'll take a look to see if I find it as you've described but some pics would be good.

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Re: PVC Valve for the 3.3L in 2000 QX4 (Mikey178)

Postby Ron Burgundy » Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:38 am

As requested...

Here is the engine compartment in full. We will be working in the area between the brake fluid resevoir (big round yellow cap) and the engine block (big silver thing in the middle)

Here is a close up on that area. Notice the four hoses in the center with the silver clips? The PCV valve is located inside the on the bottom right

Here is a picture with the hose removed. You can see the PCV slightly.

Close up picture of the PCV. It is quite a tight squeeze to get a ratchet in here so I removed the two hoses above it to make a little more room.

And last but not least - here is the PCV removed and the hole in which it threads into. Shake the valve and listen for a rattle. If it doesn't rattle - replace it!

Hope this helps!

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Re: PVC Valve for the 3.3L in 2000 QX4 (Ron Burgundy)

Postby Mikey178 » Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:18 pm

Thanks for that, I was able to change mine after your first description. I did take pictures myself of the location.

Hope this helps someone else as well, Thanks again to Ron for the pictures.

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Re: PVC Valve for the 3.3L in 2000 QX4

Postby Pathy415 » Sun May 15, 2011 5:10 pm

Thanks again for the write up. I just did mine and it was a snap.

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Re: PVC Valve for the 3.3L in 2000 QX4

Postby GRNMACHINE » Mon May 16, 2011 7:47 pm

Fantastic Write Up and pics-Thanks Mr Burgundy! Major Jealousy with your clean, non rusted CA engine compartment...

And what brand of wires are those, they are Purday!

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Re: PCV Valve for the 3.3L in 2000 QX4

Postby jojoriley1190 » Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:12 pm

What hose is that underneath the air relief valve? It popped off and fell on my header and burned up and I have no idea what hose it is and where it goes. Any ideas?

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Re: PCV Valve for the 3.3L in 2000 QX4

Postby fueler » Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:41 pm

nevermind

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Re: PVC Valve for the 3.3L in 2000 QX4

Postby rgk » Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:01 am

GRNMACHINE wrote:And what brand of wires are those, they are Purday!
Look like NGK blues to me.


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