I have a 2000 Focus ZX3 with the Zetec engine. I'm trying to figure out how to replace the pcv valve. I know where it is (under the head near the front next to the exhaust manifold area), but I can't for the life of me budge the thing! It seems as though the "hose" the is attached to the top of it is really a hard plastic pipe, and not a rubber hose that is flexible. I can't tell but it almost acts like this pipe is fastened to the block somewhere. Has anyone got an idea? I pull on the valve and it just does not want to move. By the way I have 130,000 on the car and would really like to get the puppy changed (I do not have any engine troubles though, no stumbling or hesitation, etc, just want to replace it cause it looks old)
I've searched the forum before and while they show nicely where the valve is and how to remove it, it really does not seem to be the way as described for my car...