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post #1 of 3 Old 11-02-2005, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Having problems w/03 6.0L can anyone help?

I have recently installed the superchips microtuner 1704. I now have it set on economy mode to maybe help with gas mileage, It seems to have a shifting problem but I think has something to do with the fuel to air ratio or intake and exhaust pressure not real sure. It chugs real hard and sounds bad when I go to get on it to pass a car it surges about four times and then launches with little or no black smoke. I ran the diagnostics check and it comes up with Internal Control mod kam error what is this? and what can I do to fix this problem. I unplugged the Egr valve and drove about 10 miles getting on and off of it but it did not seem to help. Can somebody help me out?
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KAM code

Hey... The KAM error is a Keep Alive Memory code. KAM prevents stored data (radio presets, clock, etc...)from being lost when the truck is shut off. Usually, low battery voltage causes this problem. I can't think of a reason why the chip would cause this, and KAM wont cause the drivability problem you're having. My guess is at some point, you're batteries may have sucked down a little to low, and this code stored in the PCM. I don't know what Economy mode does with that chip, but if it does alter your fuel control, that will cause bogging, hesitation, low power, and even cause shift issues with the trans. I would plug the EGR connector back in, disable the chip, and see if you still have this problem. If you dont, you know the chip is the cause, and maybe the manufacturer can help you there. If you do still have a problem, I'd bring it in for service. Low base fuel pressure or high pressure oil system issues, as well as a host of other components, could definently cause your problem. Just remember to take the chip out before you bring it to a dealer!
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Carlo is on this like white on rice, set your truck to stock and see if the prob is still there. as far as the KAM the PCM (powertrain control module) doesn't give a rats about the clock or the presets, those are internal to the radio and it's memory power. there is still a KAM in the PCM it's self
it helps the PCM recall what altitude you were at when the truck was shut off last along with all of the trends for the engine which help it runn better and adapt to enviroment changes.

The biggest concern i have is if the KAM is dead then how would the PCM retain other trouble codes? there may be more DTC hidding in there that you need to recover.

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