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Old 09-20-2010, 02:30 PM
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Angry Still a Hard Start after new FICM??

Okay, so I got Innovative's Xtreme Street finally, and it still hard starts like my Looney tune did with a bad FICM. I've had the battery light come on recently, but it is intermittent. It never stays on for more than a minute or two.

Could it be possible that I got a bad FICM out of the box? it has a one year warranty from Ford, including labor.

Also, is there anything else I should be looking at?? The truck is still under Ford ESP until November, so I would like to get all current problems resolved before it ends.
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What's your fuel pressure at? Could be a sticking injector? Fuel Pressure spring at the correct length?
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I have no idea. I don't have a fuel pressure gauge yet, but it just got out of the dealership a week ago and had all injectors checked, one replaced, and FICM replaced.
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The battery light says enough

Load test your batteries. Thats what probably killed the other FICM to begin with
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The battery light says enough

Load test your batteries. Thats what probably killed the other FICM to begin with
I had that checked before the FICM went out, and they said it was a few loose wires and they fixed them. So what do I test them with? I just bought them like 8-10 months ago, but I was in a bind and had to buy Duralasts. Needless to say, it wouldn't surprise me if they are dead.

Also, my alternator has never been replaced. How could I test that?
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Also, it starts fine when warm.
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That and the battery light tell me that its either bad batteries or bad alternator

All of which can be tested at your local parts dealer.

Make sure the batteries are disconnected when you load test them though. Otherwise the test will not be accurate
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Well I'll head to my local Auto Zone and get everything tested. What kind of voltage should I be looking for on everything?

If it's the batteries again, I'm going with Motorcraft this time around.
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Got the batteries and alternator tested, they tested to be working at full capacity. He disconnected the positive side of the drivers side battery to test both the batteries.

So could this be caused by the loose wire my dealership fixed a while back? Or what else should I be looking into?

This is really frustrating.
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:00 PM
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BUMP.

Is anybody else thinking HPOP like I am? It will have long cranks on occasion too. Video of the hard start will come in the morning.
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