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Old 10-17-2003, 05:00 PM
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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.

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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.
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Old 10-17-2003, 05:56 PM
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BTW it reads the trigger wheel on the camshaft.
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BTW it reads the trigger wheel on the camshaft.
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Old 10-19-2003, 05:30 PM
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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.
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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.
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Old 10-19-2003, 08:15 PM
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Not only that, it's not called a CPS. Ford calls it a CMP Sensor and International calls it a CAMP Sensor.
YEP.
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Well at least I spelled Ford right and got the right engine. I Think.....
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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
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