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

Article By: John Heimel

style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">1. Make sure you have the correct part. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> This depends on the serial
number of your engine which should be located on a sticker below the
front of the plastic cover for the fuel bowl. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> Neither Ford or International
calls it a "CPS", Ford calls it a CMP sensor and
International calls it a CAMP sensor.

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class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 13.0pt"> face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif" size="2">Ford Part #’s: style="mso-spacerun: yes"> Before engine serial #375549 style="mso-tab-count: 1">
F6T012K073A

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Serial #375549 and above
F7T012K073A

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#’s: Before engine serial
#375549
1821720C98

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Serial #375549 and above
1825899C93

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class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 13.0pt"> face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif" size="2">2. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> Remove the #9 fuse under the
hood (not in the dash).

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class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 13.0pt"> face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif" size="2">3. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> You may want to remove the belt
for easier access, but it’s not necessary.

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class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 13.0pt"> face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif" size="2">4. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> Disconnect the CMP sensor
electrical connector. The
sensor is located towards the bottom left on the front of the
engine. You’ll see the
single wire bundle going to the sensor.

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class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 13.0pt"> face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif" size="2">5. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> Remove the old CMP sensor using
a 10mm socket. Be careful
not to round off the bolt (there is only 1). style="mso-spacerun: yes"> It’s on there real tight and is
tough to get to.

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class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 13.0pt"> face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif" size="2">6. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> Take the new CMP sensor and coat
the seal with either motor oil or Vaseline and intall it. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> Install the bolt and reconnect
the wire connector.

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class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 13.0pt"> face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif" size="2">7. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> Reinstall the #9 fuse under the
hood and you should be ready to go.

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