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Old 04-22-2008, 11:59 AM
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Cam Position sensor

I called up the International dealer here in town the other day looking for a new cam position sensor, and he said they have 2 different sensors for my year of engine. I have to grab the serial number for the engine to determine the correct one.

The sensors were either $19.22 for the first sensor, or $22.50 for the second sensor. Does this sound right? I thought it was rather cheap considering what I have read on other posts. Or is the International sensor a different make than the one you would get from Ford?
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the international one is a little different and the price is about right i think the international one is a little cheaper but if i were you i would take it to the dealer and have them do the warrenty recall for you its free
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Old 04-22-2008, 12:09 PM
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the international one is a little different and the price is about right i think the international one is a little cheaper but if i were you i would take it to the dealer and have them do the warrenty recall for you its free
He can't get the recall, his truck is a 96(according to his sig). The recall is only on 97-2003 7.3's.


As for the price, that sounds about right. The ford part is only a few dollars more then that.
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Old 04-22-2008, 12:15 PM
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WELL WHEN I GOT MY THING IN THE MAIL IT SAID FOR ALL 7.3L MOTORS SO I DOTN KNOW
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price sounds right!
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I picked up one the other day, and changed it out. It drastically changed the way it ran, it seemed louder, and the idle was smoother, but it was rougher for the rest of the RPM range.

When I changed it, I hadnt disconnected the battery. I am hoping that clears any stored learned drive cycles.

If I am way off track, or am on the right direction, please let me know. Thanks in advance
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Old 05-08-2008, 01:40 PM
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anyone heard of needing to shim the cam sensor. my truck was running a little rough so i called a local diesel shop and i told him i recently replaced it myself and he wanted me to bring it in so he could shim it. is he trying to help or trying to make a buck?

p.s. truck is fixed it was fuel related.
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Old 05-08-2008, 06:02 PM
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anyone heard of needing to shim the cam sensor. my truck was running a little rough so i called a local diesel shop and i told him i recently replaced it myself and he wanted me to bring it in so he could shim it. is he trying to help or trying to make a buck?

p.s. truck is fixed it was fuel related.
I assume your truck is a 97. You get the recall done? You said you recently replaced it, is it the gray cam sensor, as that is the new one.


I haven't ever heard of shimming the cam sensor, i dont know how that would work??
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:55 PM
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anyone heard of needing to shim the cam sensor. my truck was running a little rough so i called a local diesel shop and i told him i recently replaced it myself and he wanted me to bring it in so he could shim it. is he trying to help or trying to make a buck?

p.s. truck is fixed it was fuel related.
I remember Scuffy mentioning something about shimming a cam sensor in an old thread, and it only needs to be done if the cam gear is scraping the face off the sensor
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Old 05-24-2008, 02:47 AM
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i gotthe recall on my 2000 ford f -350. took it in and they said i had the new one installed. any advice on whether i should keep and extra one in glove box anyway?
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