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post #1 of 16 Old 12-24-2007, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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7.3 just died today

2000 F250 136,000Mi. no engine problems at all to this point. I'm in Michigan, it's 27deg. Plowed snow for 2 hours this AM, did some other running, on my way home the engine suddendly died. I Let it set for a minite & it started & ran perfectlly, then died again, repeat, repeat etc to get it home (it would get me about 1/2mile each time it would run, maybe 15-30sec. of run time - it varied). sometimes it really started hard,, waited a little longer then OK. When it's running it has full power, can rev it & jump on it,, no problem. then quites. I changed the fuel filter less than two months ago, changed it again moments ago & put in fuel additive (jelling fuel,, I don't think so..), still the same thing. I filled up 2 days ago, have just over 3/4 tank left. Any thoughts?

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post #2 of 16 Old 12-24-2007, 01:02 PM
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CPS ( cam positon sensor ). Up at the front of the engine. You have to get at it from the bottom. Common powerstroke problem. There was a recall on them, so i would call your local ford dealer and see. Otherwise its about $40. I keep one in my glove box, but the new ones are suppost to be the last one you will ever have to change, but i wouldnt hold my breath. lol. Thats a start anyways.
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cps!!! thats garentee

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Knock on wood, I have never replaced mine in the 85,000 miles I have had it.....
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mine is good also hopefully that is your problem and nothing else.

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Knock on wood, I have never replaced mine in the 85,000 miles I have had it.....
:fawkdance: lucky bastard. haha. jk
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go to a ih dealer and get a cam sensor for a t444e. its a better sensor. the ford made sensors are crap.
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I didnt change mine till I hit 180000 on my 96
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had the same thing happen to me about the same millage and it was the cps.

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Mine was starting to die on me occasionally, so I replaced the cps a few weeks ago with one of the "so called" better ones. It's running great without any problems, but it keeps showing the cps code on my edge tuner. The light doesn't come on in the truck, but when I clear the codes on the edge, it will show rite back up in a couple of days. I dunno what's going on, but she's running great! I just hit 180,000 miles yesterday.

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