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Smile VCT or Phazer issues

Currently My mustang has 80k on 2011 V-6 3.7. Last week it kicked a faults while I was driving around town. The fault was related to PCM and VCT solenoid. Codes was for the PCM had lost some of the program, and over actuated exhaust cam time on passenger side. I took it into the Ford dealership, and they re-programed the pcm, and said there might be an alternator issue. I left and traveled about 15 min and light came back on. Cost of this was 100.00. After I returned to the dealership, they had kept it overnight and said that the alt was the issue. They would like me to fork out 435.00 for new alt and labor. So heres my issue with this, if the alt was causing it there should be more than 1 solenoid bad, and not to mention there are allot of electronics that also would be failing too. They reported to me that the RF field coming from it was too much. Now I have not read anything about an alt issues with these cars, but have seen some VCT issues with the older cars, and trucks. Im planning to replace the solenoid on Friday, but am wondering if there is a test to check the phazer and make sure its working? Becuase some where around here we are entering warranty areas that are not well defined. Like for example VCT, and phazer should have something to do with pollution control, and that warranty is for 5 years, so need some help on this....thxstargate1.gif

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Would be helpful to start with which dtc's it showed.

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