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How to Replace Crank Case Breather Element 94-02 Dodge Ram 1500

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  1. step : Removing the Crank Case Breather Element (0:30)
    • Locate the breather on the valve cover on the driver side
    • Twist the hose off of the breather
    • Pull the breather up and out
  2. step : Installing Crank Case Breather Element (1:18)
    • Press the breather into the valve cover
    • Connect the hose

Hey, friends. It's Len here at 1A Auto. Today we're working on our 1996 Dodge Ram 1500. This is the 5.9. I'm going to show you something very basic, replacing the breather. It's going to be super easy. I can do it. You can do it too. As always, if you need any parts, you can always check us out at Thanks.

Okay, so we're under the hood. We're on the driver side. This right here is your breather. You have your hose that comes from this way right down into it, and then you've got your valve cover right there. What happens is is the gases that build up inside your engine, they come up through here through your breather and then up through this hose, and they get re-burnt through your engine.

We'll just grab this hose, just try to give it a little twist. Pop it off of there. The breather itself is held in by a rubber grommet inside the valve cover. Let's pull that up. There you go. There's your breather.

Okay, so now we're going to go ahead with the reinstall. Just take this. If you want to, you could use a little bit of a lubricant on there. It's completely up to you. Just press it down, give it a little wiggle. That feels pretty great. We're going to take... slide this right on here. Make sure that's on. That's on. There we are. Easy peasy.

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