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FICM faulty, voiding my warranty because of wires to map sensor
Ok so here's the scoop. 2006 F350 went in to the dealership December 2008 for blown egr cooler, new egr valve, and they said i needed to buy new batteries as the fuel control module didnt have enough voltage and they gave it a reprogram. So $600 later (batteries and deductible) my truck is running good.
The day i get it back I start to notice exhaust smell in the cab, i dont think much of it. Then now 2 months later the truck is starting rough again and misfiring when cold and blowing white smoke at startup. Take it in to ford and they call me back and say do you have a programmer in it? I say no they say ok well call you later with an update. Calls later and says its my FICM but its not under warranty because we have reason to believe the truck has been modified, theres wires going to the map sensor.
I say what are you talking about i just had the truck in the for the same issue 2 months ago (2000kms). Oh well you could have modified it in that time. We are not prepared to take the risk.
So what the hell, this is where im at right now, argued for 15 minutes with the guy. Its only had 2000 kms on it since it was in their shop in december. The truck has no been changed at all since the last time it was in the shop. He says its a problem with the fuel module controller ( $1200).
Is there any such programmer that is wired in to the map sensor??? This FICM problem seems to be common, its pissing me off that they are saying some wires going to the map sensor void my warranty and theres nothing they can do. I can see maybe if it had blown headgaskets or tranny that they would be suspicious, but this is a FICM and theres no chip on it, just some wires which i dont know what theyre talking about, i guess ill have to go see
What should i do, thanks for any input.