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FICM ?

What is a FICM and if it is bad will the truck still run? Got the truck back from shop having head studs done drove the truck for a weak ,shut truck off would not start back ,untell i run batt down put passenger side batt on charger after charging for about 10 min the truck started right up. Took truck back to shop thay told me that the FICM was showing codes. THE TRUCK STARTS AND RUNS FINE .

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A FICM is the Fuel Injection Control Module

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A bad FICM can cause many problems, including no starts, rough running, low power, stalling, anything. If you had a battery die recently, its not uncommon to have lots of codes. When batteries die the pcm, ficm, and all other modules lose voltage, which could set codes. What is the specific code? If it starts and runs fine, clear the codes and run it. Make sure the batteries are ok. If the code comes back, or you expirence driveability issues, you have a problem.
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A bad FICM can cause many problems, including no starts, rough running, low power, stalling, anything. If you had a battery die recently, its not uncommon to have lots of codes. When batteries die the pcm, ficm, and all other modules lose voltage, which could set codes. What is the specific code? If it starts and runs fine, clear the codes and run it. Make sure the batteries are ok. If the code comes back, or you expirence driveability issues, you have a problem.
First off sorry to hear about your loss. I still need to replace my batt's i am taking the truck back on the15th to have the ficm replaced .
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First off sorry to hear about your loss. I still need to replace my batt's i am taking the truck back on the15th to have the ficm replaced .
Thankyou very much! Yea if your still under warranty i would do the same!

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fuel injector control module is exactly that , here lately ive put on more ficm's than i have since 6.0 has been out , fopr what reason i dont know , the symptoms i have seen are skiiping and intermittent no start , running fine but check engine light on , the code generally seen is a p0611 internal ficm failure code , they even went on back order a couple weeks ago due to all the problems lately

here is my thinkin, ive only seen this concern on trucks with the latest inductive heating calibration,im thinkin the extra voltage sent thru the ficm is damaging the internal circuitry causing the failures due to the cold temp change over the last couple of months , my thinking may be wrong but it makes since to me
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here is my thinkin, ive only seen this concern on trucks with the latest inductive heating calibration,im thinkin the extra voltage sent thru the ficm is damaging the internal circuitry causing the failures due to the cold temp change over the last couple of months , my thinking may be wrong but it makes since to me
Im in an independent shop, and weve noticed more ficm failures too. The inductive heat is what alot of people are thinking.

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fuel injector control module is exactly that , here lately ive put on more ficm's than i have since 6.0 has been out , fopr what reason i dont know , the symptoms i have seen are skiiping and intermittent no start , running fine but check engine light on , the code generally seen is a p0611 internal ficm failure code , they even went on back order a couple weeks ago due to all the problems lately

here is my thinkin, ive only seen this concern on trucks with the latest inductive heating calibration,im thinkin the extra voltage sent thru the ficm is damaging the internal circuitry causing the failures due to the cold temp change over the last couple of months , my thinking may be wrong but it makes since to me
START CHECKING THE GOUND WIRES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Over the past couple of months I have seen several trucks with the international code for that(I cant remember the # off hand) that already had the idm(ficm) replace and it worked for a while. The gound gets rusty or loose and starts pulling to many amps then it shorts out the idm. The new idm will fix it for now but it can only take getting hot so may times! I'm not douting you scruffy maybe its the flash on fords but it isnt the problem on my trucks.

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