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Changed cam sensor 4 times.... keeps coming up on scanner.. truck just shuts off all the time...what can cause this sensor to keep going bad???

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What is the make and model and year

Posted on Nov 28, 2012

  • manny Nov 28, 2012

    2000 ford f250 7.3l deisel


Doubt it ever did go bad

Why did you change it & why 4 times

Don't understand OBD Systems?

Ever test the sensors or anything else

Have to find out why the fault code came up

No one can tell you,you need reference material
to follow trouble charts

Posted on Nov 28, 2012

  • manny Nov 28, 2012

    i've had to change them on both of my 7.3l.. had this one changed for the recall last year and now its doing the same thing.. just changed two this week but they were after market. getting international one tomorrow


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It could be the problem or he just wants to make a lot if money. I had a similar problem and it turned out to be electrical. I had another component out that caused an abnormal electrical condition, it could be happening to you. Check to make sure the sensor is within it electrical limits, (volts, amps, and ohms) and then refer to your vehicles electrical schematic to find relative components within the system. Don't go rippin into you motor, yanking off the heads, until you eliminate the problem as being electrical. get a good multimeter and remember, its only a 12v system. good luck

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SOURCE: can a cam sensor cause a hard start

Yes, cam sensor can cause a hard starting condition, but not that common on a 2000 maxima. I haven't replaced single one on a 2000 Max and I have one also (maxima that is) . Never had any problem with cam or crank sensors. I think that your problem is somewhere else, like IAC valve circuit. Just a tip. Its kinda hard to diagnose something over the computer, without Consult2 (Nissan scanner) beeing hooked up to the car and seeing what the car is doing while cranking for my self.

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