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NEWBIE NEEDS HELP!
So, Just bought an '06 f350 6.0 Dump w/ 108k miles. When I went to the "dealer" last week to take a look at it for the first time, it wouldnt start. So, the sales guy threw a battery charger on it for a couple minutes and it started up and ran great. Engine sounded strong, smooth. Turbo sounded great (has KN Filter on it). The only other issues i saw on that first test drive was that the Radio was on, stuck on AM, and none of the buttons worked except the power button to turn it off. Also, the driver side window would need a couple of random presses to make it go up or down. I know these are insignificant, but i am curious as to if it is related to the problem i have today. It wouldnt start about an hour ago. The truck is "turn, no start" but, a very weak turn. I think ive read that if the FICM Is bad, that it can cause all sorts of strange electrical problems as well as driving issues? the truck has been kind of rough driving while doing about 50-70mph on the highway. a strange, pretty consistent vibration in the steering wheel/seat. (yes yes i know its a dump truck, but ive driven plenty before and not many have felt like this). Not sure if thats even related?
So, Im just learning about the FICM and it sounds like this could be the problem. But, could it also just be a battery issue? they are from 2011, so not that old. I got the OASIS report from the original dealer of the trcuk , and they replaced the FICM in 2011, so its only 2 years old. How long are these things supposed to last?!
well, thats all i have. hope that someone can help me out. i would really appreciate some input before i call the dealer i bought it from to ream them out tomorrow.