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Old 02-22-2006, 03:00 PM
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Angry camshaft position sensor (problem)

I have a 96' f-250 PSD. supercab 4x4, I have 177000 mi. My problem is it is eating up the cam position sensors it started sending out a trouble code for this a few days ago. OK here is the bad part this will be the FOURTH one I have put inin the past four years ????????? What could be the problem causing this ??????
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to be honest there may not be a problem. these truck eat cps's. maybe you need to have the air gap checked but other than that it just part of being a powerstroke owner. one a year is excessive from what i hear but to the best of my knowledge not much you can do about it.
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My CPS lasted 180,000 miles and now I am having issues with it again at 220,000. Has anyone tried this improved blue CPS? http://www.blackclouddieselperforman...54ed35c53d534b
Will it even work on the OBS psd?
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I have a 96' f-250 PSD. supercab 4x4, I have 177000 mi. My problem is it is eating up the cam position sensors it started sending out a trouble code for this a few days ago. OK here is the bad part this will be the FOURTH one I have put inin the past four years ????????? What could be the problem causing this ??????
Physically damaged, like the sensor is making contact witht the target ring, or they just quit working?
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i read about a guy a few weeks back who was losing them every ten miles or so. he had a bearing worn on his cam and it was allowing it to walk forward and get to close to the cps messing with the magnet signal. doesnt sound like your case. try a blue and see if it holds up any better.
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i am not sure about the blue sensor. check out the thread in the superduty diesel section and see the exodus of people that have since taken theirs back out. not enough is known about what this sensor does to for me to feel safe using it. i have seen conflicting reports on what it does to the timing. one very knowledgable guy did alot of testings (he an IH tech) and found that it retards the timing by a few degrees and some "think" it advances the timing. too much conflict and not enough testing done for me. but yes if you get the correct revision it will work in the OBS.
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Has anyone tried this improved blue CPS? http://www.blackclouddieselperforman...54ed35c53d534b
Will it even work on the OBS psd?
I put one on my '95 Tues.,seems the engine runs smoother and quieter.My MPGs had gotten awful before putting it on and I'm confident it's improved my mileage.The International dealer was about $40. cheaper than Ford.

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My F-350 died on me while I was pulling up to a red light in a turn, what a scare to loose PS then. I suspect the CPS but all I have red in other forums is it is an intermittent problem. When it died, it died and would not restart even the next day. The glow plug will not come on either. Is it possible to ohm out the CPS or check it with a test light?

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Just had mine replaced. 2nd one in 20,000 miles 96 F350. But the interesting thing was my truck didn't just die, it went into limp mode speraticly. Hence I did not think it was the CPS, my mechanic read the codes and it was the dastardly CPS
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Thanks. I just found the CPS at an International Truck dealership for $101.69, here in Kennesaw GA. As an added plus their parts dept is open until midnight. Ford wanted $202. NAPA, who usually beats the pants off the dealer was $230.
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What's the deal with these dealers?The Ford dealer I called sells them for $131.00.What is the excuse for one Ford garage to be $71. higher than another?

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Well each ford dealer can charge what aver thay went. I was lookj g for a front rim f350 I called 4 different places and got 4 dif price. I looked at were thay were at and In the richer parts of town the price was higher u try it and u will c. Even lows dose it and i have caught them. Was funny guy just could not back peddel .
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