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bringing my truck in for dealer warranty

hey hows it going im bringing my 2004 F350 in for some warranty work and i have a sct tunner 4" turbo back exhaust and im wondering what i need to do so that the dealer wont hassle me i know i need to take the chip out and clear codes but do i need i need to take the exhaust off or can i leave it
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Most dealers do not care as long as the cat is there. I also have a turbo back and never had a problem with the cvat there.

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all depends on the dealer theres no real answer anyone can give you. whats the build date on your truck?

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Just take the chip out and you'll be fine.

Worse thing that happens: Your dealer decides to be an a-hole and you say you'll take your business else where!

Been there and done that, except mine was over GAUGES!

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take the programmer out. unplug your batteries for a little bit. plug them back in and put a few miles on it so it doesn't show the recent powerloss on the ecu. most dealers, from my personal experience, may hassle you about the exhaust but will drop it

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You really don't even have to go through the trouble of un-hooking the batteries.

Just unplug the chip, drive to the dealer and if they ask you just say you had the batteries un-hook while doing something.

The code that most dealers look for to identify the truck being programmed is a P1000 code (if memory serves right). But the best part is that code is the exact same one thrown when you un-hook the batteries. So no use to un-hook them since it's gonna throw the same code anyways.

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Ya the dealership, if they have good techs can find out really if you have a tuner or not. If they digged hard enough and know what to look for.

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so i should put the cat back in then? o and the build date is end of 03 and the problems im taking it in on is power steering box leak missing coolant power loss when i put it in 4x4 it gets stuck in 4x4 and a ripped intercooler boot

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i think your out of warranty unless you have a extended one.

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i have an extended one
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