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Vacuum leak pcv valve and assembly 1999 ss camaro

I was told I had a bad vacuum leak in the pcv or hoses. What do you have to do to get this fixed as I believe it is in the back of the motor in which you cannot get to???? I was told the intake has to come off to get at it and replace the assembly??? They did a smoke test and it is leaking bad back there but you cannot get to anything. Please advise, Thanks JT

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  • jim thompson Jan 31, 2009

    5.7 v8

  • jim thompson Jan 31, 2009

    I was looking for a diagram to show where it is. The mechanic told me I needed to have the pcv valve and hose assembly which is at the back of the motor where you cannot get to it. The engine I have is a 5.7 v8. I was looking on line and found a picture and it showed the pcv valve as being in the front on the passenger side but it was on a v6 motor.

  • jim thompson Feb 03, 2009

    Still have no real solution to the problem. I have received various comments but nothing definate. I have a 350 v8 and from what I can see, the area in the rear of the motor where the vacuum leak is supposed to be, is real hard to get at. Not sure if the pcv valve and hose assembly, which is where the leak is supposed to be can be replaced without taking the intake off the car or not?????? Not sure what they do when they do a smoke test on the vacuum system either. I guess I will probably have to go to a chevy dealer here in Phoenix to get a second oppion from the mechanic that looked at it the first time. Thanks for the efforts. JT

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Your PCV is not at rear of passenger side valve cover? I suppose the hose running to it runs all inside the intake.

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    What engine are you running?



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