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post #1 of 9 Old 05-19-2008, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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2000 7.3 shuts off

Alright guys I need some help with my truck, im gettin really pissed off about it.

A couple of months ago my truck kept turning off while I was driving, so I took it to the dealership and had the cam sensor replaced. Everything was fine until about a week and a half ago. When I am driving, it seems like my engine will turn off and turn back on a split second later, it just kind of stalls i guess. Then when i am coming to a stop or am going really slow it will just turn off completely.

I noticed it started happening after I put fuel injector cleaner in it, so someone told me to replace the fuel filter. I did that and it just made my engine turn off more often.

Someone please give me suggestions on what I should do. My truck is giving me a headache
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Still sounds like a Cam sensor. Sounds like it to me. Could of been a defective sensor from ford..

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Yeah, its possible they put a bad one in or a wiring harness shorting out the sensor maybe. That happened with mine. Bad harness kept shorting out the IPR sensor.

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Mine still shuts off. It's going to Ford today to get a cam sensor. What's weird is that dies more when it rains.
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I had the same problem. Check the two sensor connections that are located on the backside of the fuel bowl. There is one that has a small metal clip that flips over and keeps the connection tight against the sensor. Excuse my ignorance but I forget what that sensor is called, the other connection is for the fuel heater I beleive.

What was happening with mine was that connector was loose because the metal clip wasn't holding it in place. Under normal driving it would just shut off for no reason, or would spit and sputter and then drive fine. Finally it shut off completely and wouldn't start. A few days later (and a few parts later) I noticed that particular connection loose, plugged it back in and she started right up and has been fine ever since. If I unplug it, she dies.

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Hoyster, the plug with the metal clip is the IPR

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Hoyster, the plug with the metal clip is the IPR
Thanks! I figured it was just didn't want to give mis-information.

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Thanks hoyster I got in there and made sure the connections were nice and tight so I will see how it runs tomorrow.

if it does happen to be the cam sensor again, is there anyone that sells an aftermarket one that way I don't have to replace it with the cruddy Ford one?
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