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Old 03-11-2009, 02:26 PM
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Which brand of Camshaft Position Sensor to buy?

My 99 F250 died as I stopped at a signal a couple of weeks ago. I started it and it died again. Then I started it and kept the idle up while in neutral and put in drive and made it home. Then, a couple of days later I got a letter from Ford "reminding" me of the recall on the CPS. This was the first I have seen this recall. Well I have checked the batteries, changed the fuel filter and still dies after getting warm. But if I do keep it idleing up it will stay running. But let it slow to idle, and it is just like I turn the key off.

I called the dealer and asked if I could bring the letter and sensor in to get a replacement but they want the truck there. So I was going to go buy one so I could take it there and have them either put in the new one from the recall and I keep the one I just bought or just give me the new one from the recall and then either way I will have a spare to keep in the glove box.

So, I have looked around and can't find a "black" one. Is there one that I can get from one of the national auto part stores, advance, o'reilly, autozone, that is considered to be good and won't cause problems? If not, is there a good place to buy online but not pay through the nose? Thanks..
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Old 03-11-2009, 02:28 PM
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I think they are all gone. We had a thread about that a few months ago and there were only couple left in the country that we could find.
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That is what I thought. So if I have to buy something else, just wanted to know what not to buy. The local auto parts have Borg Warner CPS's.
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Old 03-11-2009, 02:37 PM
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maybe there are some at the ford house? idk.
mine would randomly die or almost, even going down the road with a trailer coming up on a red light. not exactly fun.
i took it in once i ran the VIN but i STILL have not received a letter.
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Old 03-11-2009, 02:40 PM
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Try searching on here for "black cps". I think that was the name of the thread and they had listed everywhere they could find one.
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