Locating PCV Valve on 2008 Dodge Dakota 3.7L V6

Looked in the Chilton's book, my PCV Valve doesn't come out of the oil filler tube like it's pictured. Went to the store, the part that is labeled for it is not the regular 90 degree "turn and pull" type. It's a threaded metal on one end, then the plastic end where it rattles. No 90 degree angle. I've looked under my hood for about 30 mins, taken out the air filter housing. I must be blind. Need a pic of where this is.

My car has 90000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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Hi there. This is one of those rare cases when Chilton got it wrong. The PCV valve is actually located on the other side of the engine in the back and near the firewall. It’s located in the rear of the left-side cylinder head.

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The PCV valve is located on the oil filler tube . Two locating tabs are located on the side of the valve. These 2 tabs fit into a cam lock in the oil filler tube.
Common signs of a faulty PCV valve include excessive oil consumption, oil leaking, a blocked breather filter, and reduction in overall performance.
The PCV valve regulates how much vacuum can pull through the crankcase. It`s hooked into the intake – when the vacuum is high at idle, the PCV valve stops most of that vacuum. As vacuum drops with an increase in RPM, The PCV valve opens, to allow a higher volume of gasses and pressure to be pulled into the intake.
It acts as a 1-way check valve for forced induction or a backfire. It won`t allow the crankcase to be pressurized.
A PCV valve that`s stuck open will allow too much air to enter the intake manifold, leading to a leaner idling fuel-air mixture. Stuck closed leads to a build up of pressure in the crank case which creates a variety of oil leaks! And this in turn can lead to a range of issues, including a rough idle.
When your PCV valve is malfunctioning, it throws the air to fuel mixture out of balance and can lead to poor performance and rough idle, as well as misfires. In the very short term, these issues should not damage your car, but if you don`t fix the issue, you can do lasting damage, so it`s best to get it fixed promptly.
The Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve hose is a hose running from the valve cover on the engine to either the intake air box or the intake manifold. The PCV valve is activated when crankcase pressure rises in the engine when running.
Installation position of the PCV valve on the cylinder head. In vehicles with turbochargers, power loss, rough idling, or whistling noises are indicators of a defective crankcase ventilation system, MAHLE Aftermarket reports.
If your vehicle`s PCV valve isn`t working, you can clean it yourself by immersing it in carburetor cleaner or solvent your auto supply store deems suitable. There should be no gummy deposits or discoloration on a clean valve.
Once the engine is warm, disconnect the valve from the valve cover and use your finger to block the end of the valve. If you can feel the suction, and the idling drops slightly, the air flow is normal, the blockage has been cleared and the valve is operating as it should.
RPMTECH`s Pump Control Valve (PCV) System is comprised of a fail-safe MHP (or DHP) Quarter-Turn Actuator attached to a quarter-turn valve. It is a compact, all-in-one solution that is capable of advanced control modes and fail-safe features optimized for Motor Pumps of any size.
A PCV valve that`s stuck open will allow too much air to enter the intake manifold, leading to a leaner idling fuel-air mixture. Stuck closed leads to a build up of pressure in the crank case which creates a variety of oil leaks! And this in turn can lead to a range of issues, including a rough idle.

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Please help me figure out where my PCV valve and PCV Hose is!!!
ANSWER : Hi there. The PCV valve is located on bank 1; the valve cover closest to the cabin. It is usually found under the intake plenum towards the passenger side of the vehicle. The hose will be attached; or loose. Please understand that a code retrieval and an internet search is not a proper diagnosis as there are several other possibilities that can cause the code to set. Some of the possible causes could be spark plugs, ignition coils, intake manifold leaks, intake plenum leaks, vacuum hose leaks, failing airflow meter, failing O2 sensors, exhaust manifold leaks, low fuel pressure, failing ECU, faulty wiring harness, failing injectors, etc… As you can see, the list of possibilities runs on and on. This is where the expertise and experience of a qualified technician with the proper diagnostic tools and procedures becomes invaluable. I strongly suggest having a qualified technician perform an inspection to avoid replacing unnecessary parts and determine the exact cause of the code. Your Mechanic has several available technicians that can assist you with a check engine light inspection.

Locating PCV Valve on 2008 Dodge Dakota 3.7L V6
ANSWER : Hi there. This is one of those rare cases when Chilton got it wrong. The PCV valve is actually located on the other side of the engine in the back and near the firewall. It’s located in the rear of the left-side cylinder head.

Is the pcv supposed to fit loose on the valve cover? And how do you remove the pcv itself?
ANSWER : The PCV on this engine has a lock tab and unscrews from the valve cover. The tab may break when you try and remove it so make sure you have the correct one before you try and remove the old one. It will have what looks like threads on the bottom of the valve and will screw into the valve cover with a half turn and locks in place. To remove it, lift and turn counter clockwise and pull out. It will have an O-ring to seal it on the valve cover. If you end up needing some help with this, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can come to you and assist you with servicing your PCV valve.

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Pcv valve problem
ANSWER : Hello. In most case a PCV valve should not noticeably rattle, though that varies from engine to engine. If it appears to be rattling excessively that could signify that the PCV valve is not secured properly, that there is a vacuum leak, or that the internal spring is weak or broken, and that the valve needs to be replaced.. An excessively rattling PCV valve could cause an unstable idle, hesitation, and oil consumption. A code for the EVAP system will usually be a separate issue from that of the PCV valve. If the code came on after working on the PCV valve, I would carefully check to see if there are any vacuum hoses or emissions hardlines that run near the PCV valve to see if they may be damaged or broken. If not, it may be possible that the EVAP leak is elsewhere. I would recommend having a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, come to your location to determine the cause of the PCV valve rattling, and if it may be related to the trouble code.