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DIY FICM repair

Did the ficm repair today. Wasn't hard at all even with my lackluster soldering skills. Seems to be holding the voltage well, guess I didn't screw it up to bad.


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Havent heard of this. Can you explain?
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Never heard of this too. I want to know more about it
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http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/att..._procedure.pdf


Here's the write-up I used. It's pretty good. The only thing I had a hard time with was the goo on the board. Mine was very thick and the hair dryer didn't do squat. And the resistors are small and hard to do. But all in all, not a bad project.


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Just takes patience and a steady hand! Glad to see you got her all fixed up... at least that problem, 6.0

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I don't know why the link I attached doesn't go to the right place on the autoguide app, but does on the internet. Strange..

I had a 7.3 and loved it, other than the trans. Till some clabber head stole it.


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The small semi conductors with the marking of (Dale0075) can be soldered also from the back of the board. I took my extra ficm and did not remove the silicone based material to get to the topside.
I instead used the soldering iron on the backside adding solder and heating it up until it flowed into all of the small holes that attaches them to the board. The solder will flow right through and reflow on the other side, stop when they are all filled.
Now this only works if the resistors are still intact. If your resistors are burned out like one of mine was on original ficm you can buy them on the web for .49 cents each at Mouser Electronics.


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My buddies ficm packed it in. Maybe I'll try it.

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You inspired me. Just did mine. Was just about to send it out to get repaired, and figured 'what the hell'. Was getting readings in the low 20's after start up. Now I'm at fluctuating between 48 and 46.5! I honestly don't even know why this works. I also butchered the hell out of the board (i'm apparently horrible at soldering). Especially trying to solder between those two resistors on each side. But, whatever, I'm back on the road.
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I've been having hard start issues since I bought my truck (3 weeks ago) 2006 f35 CCLB. Anyhow, had all the issues I seem to hear about, long crank when cold, ran like it had a kitty stuck in the intake, shifted hard and late, but was amazing when warm.

being the genius I am, I started buying toys before important things. did the intake, exhaust, leveling kit first. then coolant filter setup, and some of the incredibly expensive Revx. I hoped revx would work the magic I saw on youtube, but no.

Driving to work this morning, I got a check engine light, swung by autozone, "all 8 cylinders, low injector voltage", I had a feeling it may have been a ficm issue to begin with but hadn't gotten around to checking anything out. I'll be doing the FICM solder repair tonight. hopefully all goes well.

PS: I regret buying my 6.0 a bit. But on the bright side, I love fixing stuff, so I guess it's all for the best.
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