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I am getting the code and message: P1280 Injector Control Sensor Circuit Low. I have a 2001 F250 7.3l. Currently have about 240,000 miles. Very hesitant to take it to the local Ford dealership as I always get the feeling I am being 'raped'.... I am in the Merced, CA area and have a recomendation for a shop in Hilmar, CA called INdependent Automotive. Anyone else have recomendations in the Fresno, Madera, Merced, Turlock, Modesto area? I have done most the work myself in the past...this sounds a little outside what I want to deal with or capable of dealing with.

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PM Chuckster57 - he works in the Republik of Kalifornia. If he isn't close enough, he'll know someone who is.

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Thanks for the referral RT!! My current job has hindered my wrenching to 3 days a week. I would call "Country Ford" in Ceres. They have been my go to for parts and have always been fair and square with me. They deal with pretty much JUST trucks.

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Pull the ICP sensor harness/connector off and check for oil in the connector. If you have a bad ICP sensor, you'll get that code. If you've got oil in it, replace it & see if your code goes away.

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To update....I ended up taking it to Cleary Automotive in Clovis. TOld me that in addition to the P1280 code, it had a 1294 code. Said the wiring harness under drivers side valve cover was bad and the computer module for the injectors was bad. A few other minor issues also.
Ouch with the bill though! Been a reliable truck with the exception of transmission dying at about 100,000 miles and the CMP failing. So I can't complain...
Thanks for the input...

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I doubt your idm is bad. Your bad uvch is probably making it seem that way.

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