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Do you think they will attempt to diagnose the problem first by checking codes, the service engine light did come on and has since gone off, or is reflashing an automatic response for any problems? I do have a local mechanic who diagnosed my previous cam sensor problem on my 7.3 and would probably do the same on this one if I took it to him. What is the cost of the EBP?
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There are a few techs who will try to diagnose your problem without flashing you, but unfortunately, most dealerships are going to want to flash you first and then try to diagnose the problem. Since you got a check engine light, there should be a stored code for your problem. If you have access to a good code reader (the Auto-Enginuity one works really well, I have used it on my truck), I would do a little checking myself prior to taking it in. This might give you a heads up on what is really causing it to act up.
If it were me, and I could find the problem, I would research the cost of the parts and if they aren't much more than the $100 deductible, I would consider doing the job myself to avoid the reflash.... But that is me and I will protect my Tow/Haul at nearly all costs!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif
I am not sure how much an EBP is, you might check with Dale Larkin (not sure what his website is, but he is a site sponsor, so it should be in the links) and see how much he sells them for. His prices seem pretty good on most parts.