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I have a 1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4x4 4.0. I can't find the GEM Module. Everything I read says it's behind the fuse block inside the vehicle. I don't see it. Can anyone help? Thanks

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the pcv is located on the rear(firewall) of the drivers side valve cover.turn counterclockwise and pull to remove be careful there are 2 small tabs inside the pcv hole in the valve cover(can feel with small finger) this is to hold valve in place so it wont leak.if you have a oil leak at the pcv a quick fix is to put a small amount of silicone around the pcv o-ring and install.wait hours for silicone to set up.

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change the fluid and filter in the transmission ASAP and that should take care of your problem. if you drive it too long like that you may not be able to save it.

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