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Old 02-18-2009, 09:25 AM
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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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Old 02-18-2009, 09:32 AM
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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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Old 02-18-2009, 09:37 AM
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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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Old 02-18-2009, 09:49 AM
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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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Old 03-01-2009, 09:00 AM
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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.

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