Ford stopped making the 7. I feel ~125,000 miles is an acceptable life span for the sensor, but the immediate failure without warning can leave the driver and occupants in a dangerous situation. While traveling in the fast lane of a 5 lane freeway in moderate traffic, the vehicle stalled without warning. The 97 had a power steering seal go bad so I kept a jug of Power Steering fluid in the toolbox. New camshaft position sensor resolved the problems.
If there is a Ford warehouse in Charlotte, Ed can arrange for you to pick it up there. It can cause serious accidents. Most repair shops are going to charge between 3 and 3. Currently, my husband has it in his shop to replace the radiator and clutch assembly. The main failure occurred on the freeway at 75 mph actually the 2nd such failure but 1st restarted at speed. I drive like a girl and have a good relationship with transmissions standard and automatic. Driving down highway, truck started coasting - engine was running but pressing the gas pedal gave no power.
I've got a 2002 with 157k miles, bought it used 2 years ago. The 1999 is going strong; goofy things go wrong like the electric window control on the driver side or the radio needs punched in the face before it comes on, ect. The transmission has never slipped in the 5000 miles I put on it and the 20000 miles my uncle put on it. I have run across a problem with the injector driver module located in between the inner and outer fender on the driver side. Whether it hurts my feelings or its good news. Very strange, but true and it doesn't take much rain to do it. Alright here is the problem.
Matt has a good point, the Diode Matt, lol. Whether it hurts my feelings or its good news. The truck lost power again while the Ford tech was test driving. But the engine is doing great, when the fuel system isn't f'd up! I bought the back in December. The ford dealership said they didn't know what was wrong with it but they recommended a new one.
Plus, I pulled a steel 7 horse, loaded, to shows, etc. The third and fourth gear was replaced in the transmission at owner's expense. I have also heard from many, many other owners to keep a spare in the truck as this will happen many times. Within the first 3 weeks of ownership the truck broke down and left me sitting on the side of the highway. Has had to replace it. I did have to do tie rods and ball joints in front.
Because it is a known issue I had a spare in the glove box. Our 99 has been hit broadside by an elk and I t-boned a car full of scary people with it and it has never missed a beat. It restarted after several attempts. Left the truck running and in park - the truck jumped into reverse. The starter had to be replaced, and happened at a horse show with a loaded trailer ready to go home, which made me mad! All power steering and braking was lost when the motor died. I own a 1996 F350 Powerstroke Dually I bought it new and it was my daily driver for about 5 years. This is of great concern to me whenever someone comes over and parks behind my truck, or when I am parking on the street in the city.
I am on my 3rd sensor and only have 130k miles on my truck. The truck wouldn't even stay running. I had to escape from the door before it ran into trees, and in that process dislocated my left elbow and two ribs along with numerous bruises. How hard could that be. I know much too late that her engine is something I should have tenderly cared for and appreciated.
Also, she wanted new shocks. July 18, Ford dealer checked, reprogramed transmission and told me no problems found. This is especially noticed in reverse, as on a boat ramp with a boat that I am trying to launch. Pulled off the side of the road and had to diagnose and fix problem myself on the road. I now pull a '98 3 horse Sundowner I bought it new and really have to watch my speed on the Interstate, lol. There are in fact 8 coils on this engine, and you can find the … m roughly under the fuel rail, although you can remove them without removing the rail. They replaced the electronic gas pedal and the transmission.
I want to hear it. Thanks alot, Daniel I'm not trans expert, but it does sound like you are going to need some transmission work. It's really dangerous slowing down in traffic to turn a corner, and the truck dies. I changed it myself, so I didn't have the install costs. Have a '99 dually now, standard tranny. I never once felt under trucked in close to 4,000 miles of most recent towing.
Thanks for the replies so far, and the thedieselstop. Took for Ford dealership and diagnostic said it appears nothing was wrong, said cam sensor was ok. I bought it from a family member that put 20000 miles on it in 7 years. I was told they will do better than that. The truck lost power again while the Ford tech was test driving.