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55K maintenance tune up

So I figured it was about time I do a good overhall on my little 3.0 to give it some help. I was wondering what sorta things I should replace or tune up.

So far all I'v thought of it plugs, plug wires, seafoam, clean out MAF, new air filter, clean TB and thats about it. Not much lol. A list of some things would be great help
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PCV valve, fuel filter, transmission fluid and filter change (If auto).
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Just did a fuel filter and transmission change about 5k ago so Im good on the for awhile. Not sure what the PCV valve is though.
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Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, it is located in the driver's side valve cover, towards the rear. Since it operates off of vacuum, if it ever sticks open, it can suck up excessive amounts of oil out of the valve train and introduce it into the intake.

It's usually only $3, might as well as get some spare lengths of rubber hose and replace the hoses that run between the valve and intake. Over time, the oil vapor weakens the rubber and can develop into a vacuum leak.

I would also clean out the IAC if equipped.
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So i tried buying a new pcv valve but both pep boys and napa said they dont carry them. Should I just try ford?
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