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Old 03-06-2008, 09:59 AM
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got a little problem with the ole girl

I was driving down the road the other day and i pulled into the bank so i shut the truck off so i could here the lady at the window. when i started it back up the truck just turned over and over like it was out of fuel, however it had half a tank so i knew this wasnt the case. Called a freind to give me a jump because the battery meter showed hardly no juice. Got the truck fired up and i figured it needed new batterys. Well i was driving down the road on the way to lunch two days ago and all of a sudden the truck just lost all power. the windshield wipers started going and the lights were flashing. i pulled over cut the ignition off, restarted the truck cranked up no problem and it did it again yesterday? so what do yall think it could be? alternator or batterys or both, maybe something a little more serious. Thanks

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Old 03-06-2008, 10:06 AM
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Have you been to have the batteries or alternator tested? Have you been to Ford for the Cam Sensor recall?
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:09 AM
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CPS.............
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:13 AM
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actually the cam position sensor is abbreviated CMP......
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Old 03-07-2008, 10:20 PM
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It does sound like the cam positioning sensor. The is a Ford recall on them so take your rig to the nearest ford dealer and let him replace it. But if it is the right sensor like mine was then you will have to pay to replace it yourself. This just takes a few minutes and a #10 socket. The nut that holds it in is located between the pulleys in the front of the engine. You can see it from the bottom.
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Old 03-07-2008, 10:52 PM
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If it was the CMP it would just die when driving and wont start up again or start after cranking it a while and shut right back off.
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never heard of wipers coming on with CPS problems nut maybe i missed something. this sound to me more like a power connection problem somewhere or hot wire shorting out. just my 2 cents
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heres a bump for ya. I would try getting the CMP replaced....just to be safe and start eliminating some possibilities. But hey, while your at the dealership see what they have to say about it. Good luck. Im going to try and get mine replaced this week.
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Old 03-08-2008, 03:32 AM
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actually the cam position sensor is abbreviated CMP......
Both are accepted abbreviations at Ford.

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If it was the CMP it would just die when driving and wont start up again or start after cranking it a while and shut right back off.
Not every CMP that goes has the same symptoms. It come with totally random starting/dying issues all the time. All cases are different, and sometimes totally erratic.

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never heard of wipers coming on with CPS problems nut maybe i missed something. this sound to me more like a power connection problem somewhere or hot wire shorting out. just my 2 cents
I've never heard of that either. I agree that the CMP is a good place to start, but maybe something more serious?
well keep it bumped up for ya.

Good Luck
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When batteries go completely dead wierd stuff happens. Go get ur batteries and alternator tested first. see if they are still good. Thats the first step. let us know when u get that done
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