Originally Posted by NCHornet
On the front of the engine to the left of the WP, you will see a small wire harness going to it and a 10mm bolt holding it in place.
When mine went it left a code and every other PSD that I have scanned for the same problem it also left a code. But I have heard of others not having a code, not sure if they are using the correct scan tool, but if someone like Southpaw says "no code" I believe him. These sensors can do funny things, usually when they go out it will be like someone just shut the key off, and it will not start!!! That is why you should carry a spare and the tools to change one on the side of the road, guess how I know!! But sometimes it will be intermintent, where it will hick-up or even die , but then it will restart. But when it toally fails you won't be going anywhere. Just be glad they aren't $175 any more. Ford, and many tow trucks, made a lot of money because of this sensor!!
I can't tell if your being sarcastic or not
I can only speak for sure about my experience with the cam sensor. When mine went on my 97, there wasn't a code set(read with a buddies EVO). Or at least not one that mentioned a CPS.
I haven't heard of any other trucks that had tripped a code when it went either. Maybe I havent been paying enough attention
Wouldn't be the first time
What are you using to read your codes? What code was it?
When mine went it was intermittent for a short period, and then finally stranded me on the side of the road. Lots of guys have intermittent problems. I always thought it was a little harder to diagnose for sure cause it didn't throw a code. Sure we always suggest replacing that first when the symptoms are there, but if there were a code it would be a no brainer.
I didn't know much about them when mine went. Wish I did, Ford soaked me for over $300 for the repair
Now I have a black 182172OC99 in my glove box and one more in the shop.
I think it's funny that they charged that much for that long. It was a safety problem from 94-03 and they knew all
about it, and chose to do nothing(except rake in the dough). It wasn't until about 5 years after production of the 7.3 had stopped, that they decided to lower the price and do a "safety recall". HA!