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power stroke wont start

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by bligh61, Aug 28, 2004.

  1. bligh61

    bligh61 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 240

    i have a 1995 f250 7.3ltr power stroke. last week out of the blue it wouldnt start. right at the end of the day. changed fuel filter. let it cool and it started. then it wouldnt start again,just cranks. any ideas?
  2. rkbrown

    rkbrown LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 533

    Cam Position Sensor, possibly ? I know they go out on the 99 an up.
  3. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    go to ford-trucks.com and read. Really good site. they have a forum just for the 7.3's

    Sounds like a cam sensor. The CPS's go alot, the way to figure it out is if the tach doesnt move i think. Go to the site and do a search and it will tell you how to change it. takes a few mins and theres aplace you can get it for 80 bucks instead of 150 that the dealer wants or 300-400 for them to do 10 mins of work. Its a good thing to buy an extra and keep it with you because they go out whenever they want, it takes a 10 mm open end wrench to change it.
  4. bligh61

    bligh61 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 240

    thankyou for the info. sounds like good advice. everyone has said pretty much the same thing!
  5. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 859

    You can get a CPS from International for around $90.
  6. JRSlawn

    JRSlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    sounds like a frd to me :D
  7. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    I've never had a cps go bad on my powerjoke, but I sure had a few problems with glowplugs that would not allow it to start.
  8. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Messages: 4,739

    go to www.thedieselstop.com and check there. it's a big Ford diesel forum board site just for Ford diesels of all models and variations and years. From the old 6.9 liter in the early 80's to the brand new 6.0's. very nice and helpful people there.
  9. zpoore

    zpoore LawnSite Member
    Messages: 64

    well if you get a cummins that will solve the problem. :D
  10. xcopterdoc

    xcopterdoc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 752

    Fixed yet?? any luck?

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