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2005 Ford F-250 XLT 5.4L Cam Shaft Position Sensor Problems

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Anyone know anything about Trucks. I took my truck to Autozone after my check engine light came on, and it came up that my Cam Shaft Position sensor was bad. So my truck has two, I replaced one, and started it turned it on and the light went off, then I took it for a drive and it was fine, but I went to turn around and it quit on me. Then the check engine light came back on, so I switched the one I took out with the other old one, and tried it again thinking only one was bad. And it did the same thing, so are both my sensors bad or is their another problem?

Any input would be appreciated!
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Autozone is just reading you a error code number. You need more detailed information before you start installing parts or you end up wasting money IMO. If you have a check engine light on due to a cam shaft position sensor it would be several reason which I am sure Autozone listed for you (that is their sales pitch) If you can post the error code number I can give you some more insight. Some of the newer vehicles will post an error for the camshaft sensor and truly have a problem with the crank shaft sensor.
I can get you the pinpoint test if you know how to test it.
the computers don't "tell" you anything really they just give you data. Everything has a parameter that it needs to be within for example if the computer is supposed to read between .2 - .8 and it has readings of .84 several times it can kick on the check engine light. My suggestion is to test it yourself or have it checked because that code could eventually cause the truck not to start. If you have the tools and some basic mechanical knowledge I can post how to determine the cause (not trying to sound arrogant)

I have owned several trucks and see all the makes of trucks everyday. EVERY manufacturer will have a line of trucks that 1 truck will have zero problems and one will have 50 it's a complete crap shoot. Every truck out there will eventually have a failure unless you really keep up on maintenance even then a sensor can fail. Car company's really do squeeze down the quality of products they are putting on cars and every one of them is guilty. For example they place ball joints in today's trucks that can not be greased because they are missing the grease fitting so when your getting your oil changed those don't get hit with grease and wear much faster. So when your truck has maybe 50,000 miles on it you have a mechanic telling you it needs new ball joints to the tune of $800-$1000.
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