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Old 04-27-2005, 08:43 AM   #1
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Ok so I called one of the local dealerships in town to see if I could get the reflash done on my svt. Well he said well we got to do a diagnostics and bla bla bla but for the diagnostics which I dont even need and the reflash is going to be $80. It sounded like a load of $h1t and I dont want to go get it done now cuz they will probably try to charge me more. I dont have my warranty no more so is this price correct or no? What do I say if I go to the dealership I want to know exactly what to say so I dont look like an idiot or fool.


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that's pretty standard, they usually charge 1 hr labor for hooking up the diagnostic computers.
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Old 04-27-2005, 09:19 AM   #3
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yeah but do I need to be hooked up for a diagnostic when all I want is the reflash to be done I mean did they do that to everyone when they went for theyre reflash?
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the reflash is to fix programming problems that are Ford's fault and it seems odd that you would be charged. call SVT customer service.
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Old 04-27-2005, 12:28 PM   #5
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would u happen to have a number for svt customer service?
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thanks wd40 but no one paid for their reflash to be done?
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the reflash is to fix programming problems that are Ford's fault and it seems odd that you would be charged. call SVT customer service.
It doesn't hurt to call SVT and ask but I seriously doubt it will do any good. Ford won't see it the way you do from my experience. If you are out of warranty you will have to pay for all non-recall related work unless the service advisor is feeling very giving. The dealership won't get paid for the work if you are out of warranty, plain and simple. If something breaks after the warranty is over, even if it is a known issue, Ford doesn't have to fix it. Otherwise, they would be giving you a lifetime warranty basically. $80 is a lot cheaper than $375 for a custom tune which is really the only other option if you really need the reflash...
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if i got a tune would it be the same as getting the reflash plus some more hp?
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Better...You'd actually have someone to call if you had a problem with the tune!
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