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cam sensor

well its about time for a came sensor because my truck just cutt off every now and the, but can the cam sensor make your truck run kinna ragged ?
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it's my understanding that the way ford designed these engines, the cam sensor is the only way that the computer know the engine is even run. if the cam sensor isn't working right, the computer will get messed up info.

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Charlotte? Sweet, another NC guy. Ebay has the CPS for cheap, like $50 cheap. Get ya one, or two, that way you have a spare, and you should be good to go. Sounds like the natorious CPS tho.


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You get a FORD one though. But yes they can make it run rough. Rare but possible. Its usually all or none. If it runs really rough its prob an oil system issue.

Ofcourse fuel supply is posible also.
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yea what happened to my truck was . . . . .
its my dads old worktruck he was coming down fancy gap here in north carolina hauling a 48 foot gooseneck and he said it sounded like a tractor trailer came by him with the jake brake on but when the truck passed he still heard it then the noise whent to a sudden ticking noise well he stoped and it was still ticking real bad, well he took it to the ford place and since it was a company truck was under enterprise ( like triple A for trucks ) well it was there for a while and then they sent it to another ford place and they took the whole moter apart and didnt see or find any thing wrong with it so they put it all back together and when they put it back together the bent the down pipe coming off the turbo so i had a bad exhaust leak well i got that fixed and the owner of my dads company wanted to get rid of it, so my dad since nowing the history of the truck bout it for $6000, bought him a 6.0 and gave me his old 7.3 its running kinda ragged and i think i got a little injector problem but just trying to get it back running right !
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my truck made a ticking noise a couple years back, ended being the fuel pump.

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Cps

I taled with my dealer and they want 250 bucks to have a CPS installed. I've heard here on the forum that I can buy a CPS off ebay for about $50. But I've never installed one. Is it an easy install? Any help would be appreciated. Kevin

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I taled with my dealer and they want 250 bucks to have a CPS installed. I've heard here on the forum that I can buy a CPS off ebay for about $50. But I've never installed one. Is it an easy install? Any help would be appreciated. Kevin
The CPS is held inplace by a 10mm bolt. The CPS is located above the crank pulley at 1 o'clock. It should have a metal tab sticking off it and it has a wire plug going to it. The way I find it the easiest to replace is to take the 10mm bolt out pull the CPS out of the hole it goes in, Then disconnect the wire, put the new one inplace then hook the wire up to it. For easy installation take a little bit of oil and put it on the o-ring that seals the CPS hole.


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Thanks Big, you are the man. Sounds easy enough that even I might be able to replace it.

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kevin it's not hard but, u might also need a big screw driver to pry the old one out. sometimes they are a little sticky. unplug the wiring harness, take the bolt out then try to put it out while twisting. if that doesn't work. go and get a long screw driver and pry that little ba.tered out.
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