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Old 05-20-2009, 06:13 PM
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Is my FICM Bad?

Just today I had a CEL and the following codes showed:

P0261
P0264
P0267
P0270
P0273
P0276
P0279
P0282

And several weeks ago I had a P0611. From everything I have read this points to the FICM being bad. Can anyone please confirm? Not able to turn much up using the search function...

Truck is a 2006 F-350 6.0L Auto.

Truck is missing when cold and overfueling itself, mileage has suffered dramatically, strong fuel odor, lack of power.
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:15 PM
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yes your ficm is going out , p0611 , is interanl ficm failure , better get it replaced or you will be stranded before long
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:19 PM
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Here is the weird part; I just changed the oil and replaced the fuel filters, and it is running 10 times worse than before. I've been chasing the cold start / low power issue for quite a while and up until now, no codes. Why would a fresh oil change and fresh fuel filters cause the truck to run even worse? It's made my cold startups more difficult, even in 65+ degree weather...
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sorry, but what exactly is a ficm. i assume a control module of some sort. where is it located, sounds like these can cause headaches for the older trucks. i thought it was just a harness, but im sure im wrong. on my oasis report it said there was an issue with the ficm.
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sorry, but what exactly is a ficm. i assume a control module of some sort. where is it located, sounds like these can cause headaches for the older trucks. i thought it was just a harness, but im sure im wrong. on my oasis report it said there was an issue with the ficm.
FICM = Fuel Injection Control Module (also known as an IDM to some)

See this link for some good reading:

http://www.fordtechservice.dealercon...FICM_Guide.pdf

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Old 05-20-2009, 08:43 PM
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Take it to your local Ford dealer, they might be able to revive it for you.
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:20 PM
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Unhappy UO105 FICM code

I have a U0105 communication error I have been trying to figure out. I found the link provided for the FICM Diagnostics most helpfull thing I have seen in several days of searching posts. My truck starts and runs for a minute or so then kills, it will restart after recycling the key a couple of times then of course quits again. I will now be able to check for wire chafing in known trouble areas much better. After the first time it quit out on the road, I was able to start and get it home the next day and with only 1 stall on the way. After changing all filters and the oil just in case-it now only runs for a minute at a time. ???
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:33 AM
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I never followed up on this thread; yes, my FICM was toast. Replaced it and all is well now! Thanks again
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:56 AM
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Did you do it yourself or have ford shop do it? What did it cost you? I am thinking of buying one on EBAY from a reputable seller. They will program it and warrantee for life on a remanufactured FICM.
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:06 AM
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[QUOTE=ilike2play;1333258]I have a U0105 communication error I have been trying to figure out. I found the link provided for the FICM Diagnostics most helpfull thing I have seen in several days of searching posts. My truck starts and runs for a minute or so then kills, it will restart after recycling the key a couple of times then of course quits again. I will now be able to check for wire chafing in known trouble areas much better. After the first time it quit out on the road, I was able to start and get it home the next day and with only 1 stall on the way. After changing all filters and the oil just in case-it now only runs for a minute at a time. ???[/QUOTE
Do your injectors click when you do a koeo test? Can you even run the test??
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