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Old 02-29-2012, 12:08 PM
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Bad FICM - Update 3/16/2012 FICMRepair.com FTW!!!

Edited 3/16 - look at my most recent post below.

So I took my 2003 Excursion to a buddy to have it scanned. It's been running real rough, and it's a pain to start in the cold (worse than usual). Cruising at 55pmg in OD, she shakes bad; like it's missing.

Anyway, he was thinking it was a bad injector at first. Once it was hooked up to the scanner, I had all 8 injectors throwing a low voltage code. My FICM was due for an update, so we flashed it. Didn't solve the issue. We monitored the FICM voltage, which was about 46-44v, then it would drop to as low as 22v! Then it would slowly rise back up.

We decided it was more than likely the FICM. Does that sound about right? I noticed in 2005 there was a recall on 2003-2004 6.0s for a FICM harness repair. I called my local dealer, and they said that did not pertain to my truck. Is there any other way to verify this?

Lastly, what's the best place to get a FICM? Ford wants $725 plus my core. I've seen some services like online (Ford FICM Repair *R&R* Service), but I'm leery to just send it off with $329.

Any help is appreciated!

-Will

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Old 03-01-2012, 07:02 AM
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No help?

Also, I got a quote for $400+ tax for a FICM that they said is pre-programmed. I thought you have to download your info from you olf FICM to the new one? If I get this pre-programmed one, I won't be able to do that; they require my core upon picking up the new one.
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No help?

Also, I got a quote for $400+ tax for a FICM that they said is pre-programmed. I thought you have to download your info from you olf FICM to the new one? If I get this pre-programmed one, I won't be able to do that; they require my core upon picking up the new one.
Check out ficmrepair.com Ed gets lots of good reviews on this site.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:11 AM
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Quicktricks Automotive fixed mine. Sent it, they fixed it, sent it back (now 58 volt), and paid them. It works fine and the customer service it great. I definitely would not get one from Ford.
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Check out ficmrepair.com Ed gets lots of good reviews on this site.
This is perfect, I think I'm going to give Ed a try.

THANKS!
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:18 AM
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There are a ton of companies that do FICM repairs that do not require re-flashing.
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did you find that source yet? My guy found mine for $400...i can get you in touch with him if you want....
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Update. SHE LIVES!

Wow, Ed from FICMRepair.com is absolutely amazing. He's VERY helpful and informative on the phone, always calls you back, and sounds like he has a passion for these things.

GOt my FICM back from him yesterday, installed two new batteries, the FICM, flushed the coolant system three times, then filled up the coolant (had to use Gold since NO One in town had one of the CAT 1 rated ELCs, and I needed the truck running).

Anyway, it purrs like a kitten, and boy does she pull harder. It's like a new truck I tell ya.

God Bless Ed and FICMRepair.com, and thank you PowerStroke.org for sending me his way.

-Will aka Muad

p.s. is there a way for me to leave him feedback on here?
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keep hearing good reviews from this guy, looks like hes the one i will do business with too
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:21 AM
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keep hearing good reviews from this guy, looks like hes the one i will do business with too
You won't be sorry.

He got my FICM on a Saturday, still fixed it over the weekend, and it was heading back to me on Monday.

With the money I saved over paying $725+ tax for a new one from Ford (or $400 or so online), I was able to get some brand new batteries and still came in under $400; Crown Battery here in my town sells blems for half off. Instead of $129+tax each, I got two 875 CCA (1000 CA normal) 64 series batteries for $155.xx out the door.
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