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Old 02-22-2007, 07:02 PM
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Cam Position Sensor (CPS) Interchange

I have noticed that the Ford part number for a 94-96 CPS is 4C4Z-12K073-AB whereas the P/N is F7TZ-12K073-A for 97 up. I have a 96. Will either work?

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I have noticed that the Ford part number for a 94-96 CPS is 4C4Z-12K073-AB whereas the P/N is F7TZ-12K073-A for 97 up. I have a 96. Will either work?

I don't think it matters as both engines are 7.3L but I could be wrong. I would suggest getting the one for your year truck.
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I was hoping for more replies on this. There are many CPS's out there. $100 or so for the '96, and about $50 on ebay for the '97 up. Not to mention the DT466. I have a '96 and figured 50 bucks or so would be cheap on a cold night in the rain so I went for the exact replacement for the glove compartment. I went for the cheap flux capacitor though. Gotta economize somewhere.
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I ended up buying the 94-96 CPS (4C4Z-12K073-AB) from a gentleman on eBay at this e-mail address: oldhenry65@yahoo.com. He had one listed for auction at starting bid of $50.00 and I sent him an e-mail about "buying one no" and he replied to tell me he would list another one for $75.00 BUY NOW price, plus $6.00 shipping. I bought that one for total price of $81.00 versus the $173.00 plus tax my local Ford dealer wanted.

I am still curious if the 97-up CPS will work since they can be found on eBay for about $50.00.
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:04 AM
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No-it wonīt work.

Read this:thedieselstop.com...
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:14 AM
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Good topic, fellows!
Tell me, where is the best way to buy new cps for my PSD? Donīt ebay me!
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they do say they are different but ive replaced cam sensors either way and havent had any problems
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From what I understand the difference is in the metals they use for the connectors, you should have the right one for your year to prevent a dielectric and causing corrosion. Either one will function properly it is just a matter of corrosion
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