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my truck came with a chip and has KAM Error DO I need new PCM ?

Do I need a new PCM or can the Dealer flash all this crap off it.
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KAM - A common code Keep Alive Memory. It will show up anytime there is a chip or you disconnect your batteries. It's a soft code and will not affect performance. A programmer or scan tool can clear all codes.

If you are saying that someone has flashed a program on your PCM then a dealer can reprogram the PCM to the newest flash for your truck.

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Thanks, guzzle how much do the dealers charge typically for newest flash? would they possible do it for free? I was gonna bring it in for new CPS
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Originally Posted by powerv8stroke View Post
..............would they possible do it for free?
HA! Fat chance!
They will charge you their minimum labor charge even if it only takes 10 minutes. I would forgo the CPS unless you know that your CPS is bad. There have been performance issues on SOME trucks with the new CPS. If anything, buy a new one at the counter and keep it in the toolbox as a spare so if your CPS ever dies.

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