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Old 10-15-2007, 07:51 PM
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Birth of a CPS problem?

I have owned an 03 7.3 4x4 CC for about a month now (1st diesel owned). Friday evening, I'm sitting at a stop light on my way home from work and the truck just dies. No warnings, No signs, just smooth idle then DEAD. I'm thinking what the ! The truck starts right back up and runs fine the rest of the way home. I drove back and forth to work Saturday without a hitch. Then Sunday evening I'm driving home from work and encounter a repeat of Friday evening. Same scenario just different stop light. Truck fires right back up and runs great the rest of the way home. I drove the truck back and forth to town today and never missed a beat, ran like a top. Could this be the birth of a CPS problem or maybe something else? The truck has 82,000 miles on it if that matters. Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-15-2007, 10:47 PM
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A CPS costs about $20 now compared to around $180 last year and takes around 5 minutes to change so I say change it and if it still acts up then you have a spare CPS, if it fixes it then buy another one for a spare.
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Old 10-16-2007, 07:13 PM
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mine does this all the time, sometimes 7 times a day, sometimes once a week. been doing it for the past year, it always starts right back up. its done it a few times going like 25 mph coming up to a stop with my foot of the gas. sucks because i have no brakes or steering lol 99 7.3
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