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post #1 of 22 Old 02-18-2009, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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2000 7.3l stumbles and recovers?

I have a 2000 F-250 with the 7.3l for the last month and a half it has occasionally stumbled and then picked up again whilst driving. No warning before hand and often no sign afterwards. I almost wondered if I was seeing/feeling things! The temps have been -15 to 0 degrees C. I'm changing the oil every 3-3500 miles (the truck has 150,000 on it) and after it did this a couple of times I changed the fuel filter (only a tank or two of fuel ago). When it first did it I was driving down a road that was patchily snow covered and my first thought was that it had broken traction and then caught again as it was a very sudden jerk that I could hear/feel through the whole drive train and the rapid decel tends to pitch me forward. After it did that a couple more times it seemed to be fine although it put the check engine light on. I stopped and drained the fuel/water separator (although the light never came on) and when I restarted it the check engine light was out (I've not seen it since) and it worked fine until a week or so later. If anyone has any ideas I'm all ears as I really don't want to be stuck on the side of the road or break anything as it's a fairly violent jerk when it does it. Thanks, Sam
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Check that you have the latest cam sensor in it. Ford ad a problem with them having to much gap in them and this would cause that. if i remember right you want the black one. but i cant remember for sure this happend on my 99 when i got it and would just all of a sudden do it and then stop. after a couple of times doing it i was reading at work on the international site that they were having problems with some of the cam sensor. so i changed mine and havent had a problem since
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cam sensor possibly

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Can anyone tell me how to find out if I have the old style sensor? Also is this a recall part or do I just have to buy a new one? Do they come from Ford or are they available aftermarket? Thanks, Sam
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its under recall from ford, take it in

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just buy a new one and put it in they are like 10 bucks and easy to put in (only like 5min) easy fix

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its under recall from ford, take it in
i have an 01 and they said it did not have a recall on it i don't think they would on an older year unless i just got a retarted truck that ford thinks is impervious to cam sensor failer even though i have changes 2 in the last six months

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Thanks all, looks like I'll be going out tomorrow to buy myself a new cam position sensor. Sam
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Hey guys, noob here. No hijacking just joined and have the same problem. I have a 03 with the 7.3L 90K. Only had it for 2 months, it has done it twice to me. Like a loss of power then a sudden jerk back of power, scares me it hits so hard. After a few the light comes, last time (month ago) I was on my way to work, after words I drove home no problems. Last night same deal, got to where I was going with "the missing" then drove home about 70 miles no problems.

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My dads '99 has the recall too, I think it is just a production line probably from the same plant

1997 F-250 4X4
Crewcab short bed
Ranchhand front and rear replacement
460 cu. in.
Bored .060 over
JE Pistons
Forged Conn. rods
Forged Crank
Thin Headgaskets
Stainless Steel Valves
Heads Ported And Polished
Custom Comp Cams Grind
Previous owner said Dyno was 551.6 on the ground in 2wd'
Gets 8 MPG max
38 gallon rear replacement tank form LMC
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