I will assume you you have the Duratec engine (24 valve). It is located under the intake manifold on the transmission side of the engine. Real tough to get out without some real long pliers with a ring type end on it. It needs to be twisted counterclockwise to release it. replace the hose to it while you are there also , they degrade and will cause a vacuum leak.
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Follow the breather hose(s) to where they meet the engine and that is where the pcv valve is usually to be found if your engine has one; valve cover, crankcase or inlet manifold are the likely locations.
Not all engines use a pcv valve. Many engines just have a tiny hole into the inlet manifold which typically soon blocks and needs cleaning.
Ford was one of the manufacturers who in the early days of a pcv system being required, used an oil filler cap to attach the breather system to and the tiny hole was inside the cap along with the flame trap and oil mist filter.
That like many of the plastic pcv valves was intended to be a throw-away item.
I'm not sure exactly where it is but they are always on one of the valve covers. it is shaped like an "L" and will have one vacuum hose connected to it and it inserts into a rubber grommet on the valve cover.
you pcv valve should be located on the top or around the intake on top of the engine. It is covered by a little pcv valve rubber hose...it is easy to identify because it is similar to a radiator hose but a lot smaller...no where near the size of a radiator hose...but when located, the pcv valve just pulls out and to check for it being bad, shake it and it should sound like something loose inside the pcv valve (thats a good pcv valve) but what they look like, they should be a silver looking color with a small little neck on it
the pcv valve is behind the alternator between the alternator and oil filter. when you remove the oil filter you can see the pcv in the intake manifold. best way to get to it is through the pass side fender under the rubber mud flap thats between the wheel and engine.