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2003 Mazda MPV Question: How long does it take to remove and replace the PVC Hose?

 

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mazdahelpneeded, Honolulu, HI, May 21, 2013, 15:23
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I want to know how long, according to the book (which book, I don't know) it should take a certified mechanic to replace the PVC Hose, and how long it should take a first time mechanic (me).

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    May 21, 2013, 19:19
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    It depends on your experience. It should only take an hour or 2 to remove the brakes and replace them.

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    mazdahelpneeded, May 21, 2013, 23:07
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    Thanks - I meant the positive crankcase ventilation hose on the engine.

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    May 21, 2013, 22:03
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    I'll assume you mean the PCV breather hose and elbows. About 30 minutes. For you, no more than an hour. Here is a pic of the location http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view;_ylt=A0PDoV4hV5xRa1wAGwKJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTBlMTQ4cGxyBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1n?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3Fp%3Dhow%2Bto%2Breplace%2B2003%2Bmazda%2Bmpv%2Bpcv%2Bhose%26fr%3Dyfp-t-900%26fr2%3Dpiv-web%26tab%3Dorganic%26ri%3D6&w=501&h=358&imgurl=www.mpvclub.com%2Frecimg%2F2204h-8.gif&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mpvclub.com%2Frecalls.php%3Fid%3D17&size=26.9KB&name=Reinstall+the+Intake+Air+%3Cb%3EHose%3C%2Fb%3E%2C+Air+Cleaner+Case%2C+and+Battery.+Start+...&p=how+to+replace+2003+mazda+mpv+pcv+hose&oid=883a6aedf6b3382a0b109863adc1856b&fr2=piv-web&fr=yfp-t-900&tt=Reinstall+the+Intake+Air+%3Cb%3EHose%3C%2Fb%3E%2C+Air+Cleaner+Case%2C+and+Battery.+Start+...&b=0&ni=48&no=6&ts=&tab=organic&sigr=118v2cefs&sigb=13vqioisf&sigi=11272l8ml&.crumb=kD4iqpgfobe&fr=yfp-t-900

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    mazdahelpneeded, May 21, 2013, 23:04
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    thank you. The pic you linked is the same one I found in the recall notice for that part, August 2004. The Mazda dealership told us it would take them 2.3 hours labor. I cannot understand why they want remove the intake manifold (or intake ______).
    I am going to take back the Van and go for it tomorrow.

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    csubak30, May 22, 2013, 00:03
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    Depends if they are removing the entire hose from one end to the other. If so, the intake does make reaching the other end quite difficult without removal. In the pic it shows an elbow connection at the top. If this part is the one that failed.....30 min to 1 hour is all that is needed. If at the PCV valve itself, then the manifold must come off. GOOD LUCK! Dealers are a last resort.....service garages are always a much cheaper and time efficient way to go.

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