Ford 7.3 Recall

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by clipfert, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. clipfert

    clipfert LawnSite Member
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    WASHINGTON - Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it is recalling 1.17 million trucks, sport utility vehicles and vans to fix an engine sensor that could lead to engine stalling.

    The recalled vehicles are all from the 1997-2003 model years with 7.3 liter diesel engines, including the Ford E-Series van, Excursion full-size sport utility vehicle, and F-450 Super Duty and F-550 Super Duty trucks.

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a posting on its Web site that the camshaft position sensor located on the engine could function intermittently and lead to an engine stall and potential crash.

    The sensor is an electrical component that helps regulate the fuel going into the engine.

    Ford spokesman Dan Jarvis said there have been 14 accidents associated with the problem, but no injuries reported.

    In the event of an engine stall, Jarvis said drivers traveling at speeds greater than 30 miles per hour would have full power steering and power braking, allowing them to pull over to the side of the road.

    At speeds below 30 mph, the motorists would still have braking and steering functions, he said.

    Dealers will inspect the sensor and replace it with a new one free of charge. The recall is expected to begin around Dec. 17, with mailing of notification letters to be completed in phases by May 2008. Owners can contact Ford at (866) 436-7332.
     
  2. yardmanlee

    yardmanlee LawnSite Senior Member
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    thanks for the info !!!
     
  3. slowleak1

    slowleak1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 532

    common problem with the 7.3

    cam-shaft position sensor. always keep a spare in the glove box
     
  4. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
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    they are cheap and only take about 10 minutes to change. A little tuff to get to but once you do it one time it is nothin! I changed mine out to the new one late last year and havent had a problem since. These 7.3psd's are the best diesels ever IMHO!
     
  5. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    Dang right!
     
  6. Ztwo

    Ztwo LawnSite Member
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    Get a cummins
     
  7. Snyderserv5060

    Snyderserv5060 LawnSite Member
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    Ive got a spare in the glove box... a bunch of people had some issues after the new "revised one" was put in under recall. For the time being I am going to keep my older version, the black style and will keep the spare around just incase. Can't beat a good old 7.3 PSD :)
     

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