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Crank position sensor

I'm new here and looking to find out if there is a Crank position sensor on a 1997 7.3l. I know there is a cam position sensor, but does it have or need both. My web search has not been definitive, so I'm hoping someone here knows.

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I believe there is only one CPS and it is often incorrectly referred to as a cam position sensor but it is reality a crank position sensor.

I may have that backwards but there is only one CPS.

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Theyre called either one, depending on who you ask. it's behind the fan, above the harmonic balancer, at about the 10 oclock position if I remember correctly.

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the interrupter ring is on the camshaft, so it is a camshaft position sensor
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camshaft / crankshaft. without it wont run no matter what you call it.

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the pistons are connected to the crank, the cam moves the valves, two totally different things, but it is a sensor for the cam shaft

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