how does one check the ficm voltage?
What you need to do is go to a Auto Zone store and purchace a ScangaugeII monitor gauge, it is a on the shelf item and will cost you $160.00. There is a function on it called X-Gauges from there you can program in PID #s for the sensors for the 6.0 PowerStroke engine. This tool will read virtually everything the PCM (trucks computer) sees, you can read the ficm voltages and sync EBP.EGR,MAF,MAP ond on and on, again everything.
Once you get the scangauge we can help you diagnose what your truck is doing, without it all we can do is guess and you can start throwing parts at it but you know how costly that can be!
Yoou can leave the ScangaugeII plugged into the OBDII port all the time and it will read the engine data temp oil cooler temp, injector pressure, hpop duty%,ficm voltage, and right on down the line, the only things it can't see is: fuel pressure and exhaust temps but everything else it will see.
A lot of us use it myself included and it's probably the best money I have spent on my truck, oh yea it also is a code reader.
There are more expensive units out there and many fancy units available but for the money it can't be beat.
2006 F250 LARIAT CCSB 4X4
ARP Studs, O-Ringed Heads
X4 PHP 65 HP Custom Tow Tune
Atlas40 or Atlas80 Ficm Tune
CAT EC-1 Coolant, IPR Coolant filter
BPD Waterpump, BPD way of thinking
Fass-125 to a Adjustable Pressure Reg.
Turbo-back SS 4" pipe, Corsa Muffler -7" Tip
6.4 starter, DC Power 270 amp alt
Die Hard Platinum AGM all 2/0 Cables
Fabtech Radius Arms
7" lift w: Icon Progressive Coil Springs
2008 up Carli/Deaver rear springs
All riding on some Fatty-Daddy 38/15.50/18 Toyo's