Fords are famous for it. There was no warning or anything, just cruising along at 55 then a dead truck with no power to the brakes or steering whatsoever. Back to 2007-2008 diesel fuel prices. Because it is a known issue I had a spare in the glove box. This is the second time the same failure has occurred. Camshaft position sensor failed - replaced. Partly, because I can view the filter element through the plexi-window, and I like that better than having an exposed filter under my hood with all the recirculating air.
The wiring harness will have one branch come from the rear of the engine and two that seem to enter the valv … e covers. But also because it fits so well and looks more natural under the hood than an exposed cone aftermarket filter. I have also heard from many, many other owners to keep a spare in the truck as this will happen many times. After using a hand held scanner to check engine codes, problem was identified as a failed cps cam position sensor. But what we didn't mention was that. Pulled off the side of the road and had to diagnose and fix problem myself on the road. At this point I had the truck towed back to my house to try and find the problem.
Hey guys, I am looking to pick your brains for those of you who have experience with these trucks. Using the compound low helps a lot. I had a 95 F350 crew cab with an auto tranny for about 10 years. Surely you have pumped well above 30 gallons in there being a dead giveaway. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence initially and then to a dealership who determined the cam position sensor was defective. I'd like to here from someone who has improved thier mileage. And my 2002 Ford F350's 7.
If you were towing 11,500 pounds which I've done with my '09 F-150 you would get about 12mpg city and 15mpg highway. The main failure occurred on the freeway at 75 mph actually the 2nd such failure but 1st restarted at speed. . My diff gearing is 3. Sat for a while and restarted - stalled a couple more times getting it home. Mileage was much better than my new one, I could get up to 21-22 mpg on the highway if I was nice.
When towing or with the camper, or both, mileage would drop to 14 mpg. I run Diesel kleen to help with the ulsd fuel and have modest results with added milage. Everyone I know that has one. Both times leaving me in a very bad situation with a seven thousand pound truck with no power steering or braking. Manuals tend to get higher fuel milage than auto's would my truck have a 29 or 38 gallon tank.
The contact had seen several complaints on the internet concerning this issue on this year, make and model of vehicle. And depending on the type of driving I've done, I can tell it needs it. Driving along towing a 21' goose neck stock trailer and the truck shut down. This is a great upgrade to do in combination with an upgraded exhaust mentioned above , because the stock air intake with rob your air-hungry 7. There really isn't much difference between the superduty 7.
I am on my 3rd sensor and only have 130k miles on my truck. I have gotten stuck in snow twice and mud once requiring a tow out of the whole I dug myself into. My engine is stock except for a Banks Rough Duty air cleaner. Because one of the simplest things you can do is regularly change your 7. So, if you want better 7. On several occasions while driving approx.
This is a safety issue when traveling at highway speeds and loosing power and ability to control vehicle. Because, if you're like me you love your 7. But yes, you can get better 7. Other than that, maintain proper tire pressure, maybe upgrade your air filter and exhaust system for a good boost in mpg and horsepower! I know it's not fun, but it's certainly effective, not to mention a cheap upgrade. It will drain in your driveway so put something under your truck like old news paper. Not only to feed your and deliver efficient pressure to actuate your diesel fuel injectors, but also to reduce friction in all the major moving components inside your engine. Well, that's part of the joy of 7.
But I've come across several people who still don't know how to properly inflate their tires. I had it towed to the dealer and the result of the breakdown was a cps, cam position sensor. While traveling in the fast lane of a 5 lane freeway in moderate traffic, the vehicle stalled without warning. No power brakes or steering. Truck shut-off again in parking lot of a truck stop and would not start. The only breakdown was in the transfer case. A set of Detroit Lockers would be a welcome addition.
You'll actually hear your wastegate opening with this intake as well as your turbo spinning up and whining. I got 10% off being military. Aside from the exhaust upgrade, most of them can be done cheaply and quickly. I try to check my 7. Not only that, but replacing them can get expensive. You don't mention if you have a hand shaker or auto. You probably bought a truck to haul, tow, mud, hunt, fish, camp, or just have fun with.