ficm - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 26 Old 12-23-2012, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 26
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ficm

howdy
just put in a new powersupply (bpd) for the ficm. The truck turned over and idled real rough then died , would not start. I did check ficm with the key in the on position and had 48 v. Now battery is dead. Is it normal to start real hard after changing ficm? When I swapped out some injectors it was the same story...hard to start , which I know is normal.

I am a little worried because one of the ends of the injector harness will not "snap" into the bottom of the ficm , so i will probably be buying a ficm for the logic board from ford.

Any advice?

merry x mas
archie is offline  
post #2 of 26 Old 12-23-2012, 11:56 AM
Mod Newbie

 
dhanna6powerstroke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bloomington, IN.
Posts: 13,156
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Thanks: 6
Thanked 142 Times in 134 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Should start right up no problem. I'd say that connector is your problem.

dhanna6powerstroke is offline  
post #3 of 26 Old 12-23-2012, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 26
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I actually took the harness of so I could really get some pressure to snap it in. IT WOULD NOT SNAP / "CLICK" in...pissed , easy job turns into a drag. Can you buy just the logic board half of the ficm? If I have to get a whole new ficm from ford should I still use the bullet proof power supply? I was thinking yes because it is non returnable anyways. 500 dollars tuns into 1000 wtf ha ha ha.

thanks
archie is offline  
post #4 of 26 Old 12-23-2012, 12:06 PM
WWW.COMPIGNTECH.COM

 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 9,369
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks: 98
Thanked 103 Times in 82 Posts
Feedback Score: 10 reviews
Take all of the connections out of the FICM and try again. They can be a pain to get seated in but just get at it. It will click in and should fire right up. If your batteries are dead than that could be a major problem as well.

l BRYAN l


WWW. COMPIGNTECH .COM

Look us up on Facebook
COMPRESSION IGNITION TECHNOLOGIES

l 2005 l Ford F250 l FTX l
[A Few Odds-N-Ends]

Tuscany is offline  
post #5 of 26 Old 12-23-2012, 12:09 PM
Mod Newbie

 
dhanna6powerstroke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bloomington, IN.
Posts: 13,156
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Thanks: 6
Thanked 142 Times in 134 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
I doubt it the FICM itself. I'd completely remove the FICM and inspect the plug.

dhanna6powerstroke is offline  
post #6 of 26 Old 12-23-2012, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 26
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i tried like 10 times. like i said i even took off a few of the connectors to the injectors so i could reef down on the middle connector to the ficm. It will just not "snap" Don't know if it is the harness or the ficm. some of the gray insulation on the inside where the connecter goes is worn away but other than that , everything looks okj?

thanks
archie is offline  
post #7 of 26 Old 12-23-2012, 12:18 PM
Mod Newbie

 
dhanna6powerstroke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bloomington, IN.
Posts: 13,156
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Thanks: 6
Thanked 142 Times in 134 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Just walk away for a bit and try again later. You'll get it

dhanna6powerstroke is offline  
post #8 of 26 Old 12-23-2012, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 26
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks, I did. For just a bit it was a toss up between throwing things or crying. I will try tomorrow but I am sure it's either the harness / plug is broke or it's the lower half of the ficm

thanks again
archie is offline  
post #9 of 26 Old 12-23-2012, 12:24 PM
WWW.COMPIGNTECH.COM

 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 9,369
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks: 98
Thanked 103 Times in 82 Posts
Feedback Score: 10 reviews
Trust me when I tell you those plugs can be a serious PITA sometimes especially if not lined up perfectly. Try working from the back to the front.

l BRYAN l


WWW. COMPIGNTECH .COM

Look us up on Facebook
COMPRESSION IGNITION TECHNOLOGIES

l 2005 l Ford F250 l FTX l
[A Few Odds-N-Ends]

Tuscany is offline  
post #10 of 26 Old 12-23-2012, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 26
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I hear what you are saying, i had the ficm totally out and the harness unhooked from the injectors so i could line it up perfect and squeeze the sh1t out of it , it looked to be home, it just would not snap. i will try tomorrow. but first i will get a new ficm and an injector harness and leave them in the bag.

thanks much.
archie is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome