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Old 11-06-2012, 01:56 PM
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is my FICM giving up?

Yesturday(40*) -I started up the truck and it stumbled twice before starting. Had to retry twice before it took off. Once it did the EDGE was showing alarm for FICM for the first 45+ seconds. Then it went away and ran fine...
This am (40*)- started truck stumbled pretty hard then started,once again ficm alarm. Let it warm up all is fine no codes. Went home did some reading about ficm testing and this is what I got and did.
Found the connectors on Batt not tightened up so I removed them,cleaned them up and tightened them. Batteries are 4-5 months old so I assUme their good.
OAT 66* EOT125* ECT 131* truck has not ran for +/- 60 min

KOEOFF 11.8volts
Cranking 10.8v started fine
Running- batt FICMv
15sec 13.5 46
30sec 13.6 46.5
45sec 13.6 47
60sec 13.6 47
75sec 13.7 47.5
90sec 13.7 47.5
105sec no change
120sec no change.

So was this "test" worthless cause the truck was warmed up? Anything I need to do different in the am on a hard cold start?
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Yea, cold start is best, your ficm sounds weak. What is the alarm set at? I set mine for 46 v. Less than 46v, better load test your batteries, and expect ficm repair.

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Old 11-06-2012, 02:25 PM
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Yea, cold start is best, your ficm sounds weak. What is the alarm set at? I set mine for 46 v. Less than 46v, better load test your batteries, and expect ficm repair.

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Okay will do a hard cold start in the am. Is a "repair" a decent way to go, or are you better off juz biting the bullet (BPD) and goin new?
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I guess thats kinda a loaded question huh...
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Okay will do a hard cold start in the am. Is a "repair" a decent way to go, or are you better off juz biting the bullet (BPD) and goin new?
My opinion is for a repair, ficmrepair.com. I dont drink much coolaid since I grew up.

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I guess thats kinda a loaded question huh...
You said bullet and loaded in consecutive posts.

But it sounds like you already know the answer to your question.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:22 PM
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Ya i kinda do but I gotta say with 4 kids,thanksgiving, a birthday and christmas all comin up last thing I needed was another drain on the paycheck.
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You think Neal would give me one and let me pay it off next year?
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Charged up the batteries all nite,got up early started the truck up and the cts never came on....un plugged it. plugged it back in it came on. Looks like Ill try again tommorow.
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Charged up the batteries all nite,got up early started the truck up and the cts never came on....un plugged it. plugged it back in it came on. Looks like Ill try again tommorow.
Just touch the screen, it will come on, everyone's does that from time to time.

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