crankshaft position sensor - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

Notices
1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel  
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

crankshaft position sensor

Reply

 
 
 
  #1  
Old 10-17-2003, 04:00 PM
mrcobra350's Avatar
mrcobra350
mrcobra350 is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 244
mrcobra350 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Cool crankshaft position sensor

After reading your posts last night. I decided to change my CPS. You will notice I call it a crank pos. sens. That is what it really reads is the crank not the cam. I took ya"lls advice and called local Ford dealer in Greenville. Didnt have it in stock $180.00 so I looked up the local International dealer and they had it in stock and for only$78.47. I was amazed. I went and got it and put it in in my driveway in about 20 minutes. Mine is a 95 and it took the early sensor. The new part number is 1821720C99.
They said it has been updated several times. I was a Ford tech for 23 years but dont know a lot about the powerstroke but I am learning. My truck has been intermittently stalling at idle for a year so decided I better replace it.
Thanks to everyone for all the great words of wisdom hope I can return the favor someday.

Rick Carson
PS I saw someone said the box said something besides sensor my box said transmitter on it. So you never know what the box might say.
 
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-17-2003, 04:56 PM
International Tech's Avatar
International Tech
International Tech is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: West Columbia, SC
Posts: 371
International Tech is starting off with a positive reputation.
BTW it reads the trigger wheel on the camshaft.
 
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-18-2003, 07:53 AM
powerstroker250
powerstroker250 is offline
Posting Guru
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 1,702
powerstroker250 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Originally posted by International Tech
BTW it reads the trigger wheel on the camshaft.
Yep
 
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-19-2003, 04:30 PM
mrcobra350's Avatar
mrcobra350
mrcobra350 is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 244
mrcobra350 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks for the info. When I called the Ford dealer and asked for a cam position sensor he came back and said do you mean crank position sensor. So I assumed it may have been another misprint in the books.And since it was right beside the harmonic balancer. You know the rest of the story. Thanks again for keeping me straight.
BTW my truck has not stalled since replacing the part and I swear it seems to idle better. I know it has to be my imagination.
 
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-19-2003, 06:58 PM
International Tech's Avatar
International Tech
International Tech is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: West Columbia, SC
Posts: 371
International Tech is starting off with a positive reputation.
no problem. no harm done. the new 6.0l or VT365 has a crankshaft position sensor as well as a camshaft position sesnor. good to here shes running good.
 
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-19-2003, 07:15 PM
mrcobra350's Avatar
mrcobra350
mrcobra350 is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 244
mrcobra350 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks Int. Tech. I just noticed we are practically neighbors. I am not far from Greenville.
I came real close to trading for a 6.0 liter. Then I decided my truck runs perfect and its paid for.
Now that I got the stalling problem corrected now I can work on that pesky overheating trans problem and it will be good as new.
Thanks again for your help.
 
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-19-2003, 07:29 PM
International Tech's Avatar
International Tech
International Tech is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: West Columbia, SC
Posts: 371
International Tech is starting off with a positive reputation.
lil hint. Dont trade for the 6.0. Since im a Int Tech all the customers that have had the 7.3 (T444E) engine that traded trucks for the 6.0 (VT365) really miss the T444E. Again this is in med duty trucks towing alot heavier loads than the Ford trucks do.
 
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-19-2003, 07:38 PM
mrcobra350's Avatar
mrcobra350
mrcobra350 is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 244
mrcobra350 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks for the tip. After reading some of the stories on here. I thought it would be smart to wait. Having worked at Ford dealers for 23 years I know how they use the consumers for guinea pigs and the techs too.Thats why I gave it up.
 
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-20-2003, 12:12 AM
johnsdiesel's Avatar
johnsdiesel
johnsdiesel is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Denton,TX
Posts: 5,324
johnsdiesel is starting off with a positive reputation.
Originally posted by International Tech
BTW it reads the trigger wheel on the camshaft.
Not only that, it's not called a CPS. Ford calls it a CMP Sensor and International calls it a CAMP Sensor.
 
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-20-2003, 06:42 AM
International Tech's Avatar
International Tech
International Tech is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: West Columbia, SC
Posts: 371
International Tech is starting off with a positive reputation.
Not only that, it's not called a CPS. Ford calls it a CMP Sensor and International calls it a CAMP Sensor.
YEP.
 
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-20-2003, 06:47 PM
mrcobra350's Avatar
mrcobra350
mrcobra350 is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 244
mrcobra350 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Well at least I spelled Ford right and got the right engine. I Think.....
 
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-14-2012, 10:55 AM
epxpc
epxpc is offline
New User
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3
epxpc is starting off with a positive reputation.
I have a Gas 7.5L and in doing a scan I get a code that states a problem with the CPS. Thing is the truck runs great. Any ideas?
 
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-14-2012, 12:53 PM
woodnthings's Avatar
woodnthings
woodnthings is offline
Postmaster
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lake Stevens, WA
Posts: 2,947
woodnthings has much to be proud ofwoodnthings has much to be proud ofwoodnthings has much to be proud ofwoodnthings has much to be proud ofwoodnthings has much to be proud ofwoodnthings has much to be proud ofwoodnthings has much to be proud ofwoodnthings has much to be proud ofwoodnthings has much to be proud ofwoodnthings has much to be proud of
Originally Posted by epxpc View Post
I have a Gas 7.5L and in doing a scan I get a code that states a problem with the CPS. Thing is the truck runs great. Any ideas?
You posted in the 7.3L Diesel section from a post that is 9 years old....You may want to look elsewhere for your answer to get a speedy and relevant reply.
 
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-14-2012, 04:44 PM
trekbasso
trekbasso is offline
Posting Guru
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Wellington, Co
Posts: 1,493
trekbasso has a great reputation on FTE.trekbasso has a great reputation on FTE.trekbasso has a great reputation on FTE.trekbasso has a great reputation on FTE.
Originally Posted by woodnthings View Post
You posted in the 7.3L Diesel section from a post that is 9 years old....You may want to look elsewhere for your answer to get a speedy and relevant reply.
Man, I need to start looking at the dates also. But, I am still curious why he paid 70+ at the Intl dealer.
 
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-14-2012, 10:46 PM
woodnthings's Avatar
woodnthings
woodnthings is offline
Postmaster
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lake Stevens, WA
Posts: 2,947
woodnthings has much to be proud ofwoodnthings has much to be proud ofwoodnthings has much to be proud ofwoodnthings has much to be proud ofwoodnthings has much to be proud ofwoodnthings has much to be proud ofwoodnthings has much to be proud ofwoodnthings has much to be proud ofwoodnthings has much to be proud ofwoodnthings has much to be proud of
Originally Posted by trekbasso View Post
Man, I need to start looking at the dates also. But, I am still curious why he paid 70+ at the Intl dealer.
If you haven't had a 7.3L for a long time, you wouldn't know that the OEM Black CPS used to fetch $150-180 at the dealers. So International selling them for $70-80 was a screaming deal! After the recall, they dropped to under $30
 
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: crankshaft position sensor


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.