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Old 09-25-2008
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Two questions, cant figure this out!

Okay so ive got a 98' 2.5L 4 cylinder 5 speed.

Question #1:
i cant seem to find my PCV valve ( No its not on the valve cover, i looked there) and the repair manual just vaguely says that its "Towards the rear of the engine" and i cant seem to find it (Ive got a vaccum leak and i think that vaccum line and PCV valve are the culprit)

Question #2
I just got my offroad lights working (woot!) and i dont need my headlights aimed parallel to the ground anymore since my offroad lights are. Anyways, How do i adjust the headlight beam to aim more at the ground then straight ahead like they are now?

Probably two dumb questions, but i appreciate all advice, thanks guys!

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im not sure about 98s. but i think its a standard thing to have little adjustment screws behing the headlights. check and there will probably be 4 on each light and lengthen the top or shorten the bottom to aim them down.

im sure someone who knows for sure will chime im soon
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You had your headlights aimed parallel to the ground! And you did this why?
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Old 09-27-2008
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You had your headlights aimed parallel to the ground! And you did this why?
Lol it was like that when i bought the truck, anyone who drives a car (or anything at that ride height) Hates me because my lights shine right into thier side mirrors lol
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I have a 98 also...when I got my truck the driver's side headlight (original) was aimed correctly...passenger's side was aimed straight down at the ground like 10 feet in front of the truck, lol. There are 3 adjustment screws...the one I used needed a 5/32 wrench. Here's a picture of it...Name:  HeadlightScrews002.jpg
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It's a real easy fix...I just used the screw shown above (the top screw). There are 2 more; one about halfway down on the other side (seems to be for left/right adjustment), and the other all the way down on the same side as the one pictured (which is broken on the headlight I adjusted and might not be necessary). Obviously you should fix this ASAP since blinding other people on the road can result in bad things...

Edit: Answer to question #1 from http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Where_is_t...98_Ford_Ranger

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The 1999 Ranger 2.5L 4 cylinder PCV valve is located on the driver's side of the engine, approximately between the #1 and #2 spark plugs and under the intake manifold runners. It's on top of a small cannister called the "oil separator." It's difficult to see, especially if it's dirty, so you will probably need a flashlight. To remove it, pull it straight up, out of its rubber grommet. I use a set of long pointed pliers to grasp the rubber hose attached to the top of it and pull it up that way.
I'm gonna go see if I can find mine, lol now you have me wondering...

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Could this be the PCV valve?

Close in/it's the greasy thing. There's a rubber hose connected to it going off to the right (picture taken from front of truck).
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A little further back...the suspect item is still visible here but gives a bit more stuff to refer off of.
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Old 09-29-2008
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Nice! That helps alot!!! Ill start diggin around in that area tommorow, for some reason, i was convinced it was on the back of the throttle body.......Dont know why lol.
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