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Old 12-28-2009, 07:31 PM
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just got my first ford

thats right my first ford i spent 34 years as a die hard chevy man untill i started looking for a BIG truck needed a 1 ton crew cab and well in my older age the ford won out go figure. so anyway i bought a 99 F350 crew cab lariet with 194000 miles on a 7.3L it has some sort of banks kit and chip not sure whitch one. and way got it for a good deal. my problem isthe test drive went great ran flawlessly so i bought it drove home 70miles and then the trouble started sitting at a light and it just died i restarted it it ran for a bit then died again after a colorful rant i got it started pulled in to a parking lot and let it run and it ran and ran and ran. so now i'm wondering what could have caused this oh yeah on the ride home i felt 1 or 2 slite stuters almost didn't notise them. ok the other thing i noticed is when i trun the truck on, not started, i can hear what sounds like the fuel pump running for what seems like a long time 1 1/2 to 2 min befor it shuts of once i start the truck it runs non stop. ok so are these two problem related? and i was thinking fuel filter? this is my first diesel so i'm on a mission to learn as much as possible.

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First things first... change your CPS(theres a recall on it) its a 30 dollar part and it causes exactllyy what you are describing until it may leave you stranded for good. You also might want to check your fuel filter i agree.
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I second the CPS.

Welcome to the board! I myself was a die hard Chevy guy as well... However when push came to shove and I needed a new/used truck, I came across my dually and a killer price tag. I couldnt say no. There was nothing wrong with it and it only had 63,000 miles. You will love it.
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ok so were do i find this cps is that the camshaft position sensor or crankshat position sensor like i said first diesel
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so is the fuel pump thing normal. or what else should i look at
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I was a GM man for a number of years, until they started making junk. Took me ten years and three bad cars to learn that, an expensive lesson.

The last four Fords I've owned have been pretty solid. Think I'll stick with them for a while.
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so is the fuel pump thing normal. or what else should i look at
i think the fuel pump noise u are tryin to describe is the vaccum pump passenger fender well its usually what that is
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so is the fuel pump thing normal. or what else should i look at
Most likely the noise is the vacuum pump. Normal. Open the hood and turn on the key . you will hear the pump running, located near the starter relay on the pass. side. Diesels don't produce their own vacuum , the pump will supply vac to a tank to be used for heater controls etc. Congrats on your new Ford Diesel , your hooked , join the org. and all your question will be answered either from members or use the search function..
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ok so were do i find this cps is that the camshaft position sensor or crankshat position sensor like i said first diesel
The Sensor is located on the front lower left of the motor. Here is a detailed link with part numbers to help ya.

How to change the Camshaft Position Sensor on a 7.3 Power Stroke Diesel .: Articles

Oh, and I forgot to ask... Did you buy this from a private party or a dealer? Either way, I would do a full run down inspection on it. Brakes, oil, filters, boot clamps, the whole 9 yards. I did this on my truck the day after I brought it home, and even though it came from a dealer I found loose boot connections and a gap in between my air filter. Took me a whole day to go through the truck top to bottom, end to end... but it was worth it. Plus you can get familiar with what is where. I found little things that I missed when I looked at it, but nothing major.

Best of luck man!

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