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Old 12-23-2011
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Nice. Thanks for posting.

I found a small rub mark on my PCV elbow, but nothing too bad. I pressed down on it and it gave a little bit, but I dont think its a crack. I might replace it anyways.
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I know this is an old thread but is a new issue for me. Doing a decent Google search lead me here and sure enough... Nice big tear/crack in mine. I am going to the local Ford dealership and see if I can get just the elbow from them. If not I'll probably order the one from Amazon linked in the thread. Now I am no auto mechanic by any stretch but not scared of a wrench so short of printing out the picture of the failing part and taking it with me, is there a name for this thing? Any guidance on replacing it? Does it need to be cut free on both ends or does is slip off?
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This solution worked. I had been having problems with my 2001 Ranger 4.0L idling rough and actually conking out a few times while at traffic lights. I researched the symptoms and found this posting. I inspected the PCV elbow and sure enough, it was cracked and weak at the joint. I ordered the 16mm 5/8" 4"x4" right angle silicone elbow from Racer Parts Wholesale online. Getting the old elbow off was really hard. I ended up just using a razor to slice it lengthwise and peel it off the PCV connector. I didn't use clamps - I don't think they're necessary. The engine runs great now. Thanks for posting this information.
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I had the same problem, just ordered the black 90* hose elbow that was posted earlier in the thread from amazon.
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Thanks for this post. Ordered the part from Amazon and fixed in a few minutes.
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I had this issue a couple years ago ... guys, just go to the HELP section at the auto parts store, get the PCV elbow for the Ford diesel trucks and borrow their hose cutter to get it down to size. It's the same thing but longer on one end. It was 8 bucks, and mine still looks and feels new (it actually would have been nice if it were beat up when I was working on my thermostat housing!).
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what are the 2 hoses on either side of the elbow and where do they lead to? after getting my truck back from the shop... im missing them
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Awesome repair but concerned...

I made an account today after reading this post. At first I thought, man, awesome thinking and good job, and I still feel that way! Thank you for sharing this fix, as it seems at first glance to be pretty stellar. However I have a major concern. As I read the data on those silicone elbows, there's a specific disclaimer from the manufacturer of the hoses and elbows that states: NOT COMPATIBLE WITH FUEL OR OIL

Has anyone had this repair for a long time now? How has the repair held up?

I almost stopped at Ford on my way home today. I recently put a remanufactured engine through Ford in the truck, and when I got the truck back, the hose was cracked and leaking and so was the main vacuum tank hose, causing the climate control options not to function properly. Tisk tisk Ford service techs. lol.

Also, does anyone know where I can find diamond plate bed rails? I took the grey plastic rails off of my bed, because I just didn't like them. I like the plastic fender protectors but, I'd like the diamond plate along the bed and tailgate. Thanks y'all.
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Mine has been in since my original post with no issues. The Ford dealership sold the part including the plastic pipe too, not just the elbow. I took the elbow off and replaced it only.
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Awesome man. Thanks for replying so fast also. I'm headed to Amazon then. Thanks again for the idea. Saved me at least $20.
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Mine has been on since the 2008/2009 time frame with no problems. I keep thinking I should install hose clamps on it but never get around to it.
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I went to my local Kubota/Husqvarna dealer who's also a Napa auto parts dealer. They had a bent elbow for the 6 liter fords pcv. $14 after tax and it's fixed for now. I ordered the black one from Amazon anyway, so at least it runs correctly until the other arrives. I may just leave it for now and replace it next year. I appreciate the help. Now to find diamond plate bed rail caps!
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