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just dying.....

Have a 2001 7.3 L.
Truck dies while driving. Happens sporadically and a couple times while idling. Now getting difficult to start again when this happens.
What is the problem?
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post #2 of 8 Old 02-12-2008, 06:59 PM
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to the ORG!! Not to sure about the 7.3's so I hope someone jumps in.

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first thing to do would be to take it into ford and have the cam position sensor recall done to it and see if that helps it....
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may be cam sensor

Could be a cam sensor. They sometimes do similar things when they go. Could also be a bad IDM (injection drive module) relay in the engine compartment fuse panel. Check it for voltage and try a new relay. If not that then try the cam sensor. Ford just had a safety recall for them on certian years. It could be that you might need the new one anyway and if so it would be replaced free of charge. Check with your Ford dealer to see if you fall under the recall. Otherwise, if you need to replace it yourself it's cheap and easy to install (about 15 minutes or so).
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first thing to do would be to take it into ford and have the cam position sensor recall done to it and see if that helps it....


if it is the CPS, welcome to the CPS replacement club!!!!

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Check the cam sensor and also check your battery cables make sure they arent loose.
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Got the CPS replaced for free due to recall. No problems since!!
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ok this will sound stupid but check the nuts on the starter cables. if there not loose loosen and then tighten. then try it out that should correct it.
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