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Cam and crank shaft position sensors

Went to ford to pick up a new crankshaft and camshaft position sensors. Oddly, they were out, but the parts tech stated that they are the same sensor and are interchangeable. Is this true? I've never heard that before with any of my other cars in the past, but if it is it would be handy to know.

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Yes there is only one sensor on these. It's at about 11 o clock above the harmonic balancer on the front of the motor. It's called the CPS on here but I don't know for sure if that C is for cam or crank. I've heard it both ways and they both mean the same sensor.


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It's obviously just where you put it!

Here's the thing, along comes OBD and they have to standardize the nomenclature so everybody's on the same page. CPS stands for Camshaft Position Sensor (my STS has 4!) but, Cam or Crank, they do the same thing. So, for Us, it's a Crankshaft Position Sensor because that's where it doin' its sensin'
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Alright, so the 7.3's only have the one sensor. I see. Heck, our minivan had two separate sensors. Guess I figured the big diesel would too. Lol. Thank you for your help guys.

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