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Old 09-08-2013, 08:18 AM
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2000 F-550 IDM

I had driven the truck in very deep flood water about a month ago and it died 5 days later. I started with the basics for a no start. Replaced the CPS, IPR (truck has 408K figured it wouldn't hurt), pulled the IDM and sure enough *slosh slosh slosh*.

So, having never had to replace an IDM before, I did some research and that has lead me to a few questions.

1. I can buy a reman'd for cheap and send in my old one for repair. That being said, if they can be repaired... as anyone ever done it? I've repaired many modules before with much success. Whether I replaced resistors, or fixed solders, etc.

2. What is this IDM MOD I keep reading about on here? What does it do?

Thanks in advance everyone.

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Old 09-08-2013, 08:30 AM
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First, they're not easy to open (without distorting the tin "lid") and I, like you, was hoping to fix mine. I didn't...

Here's why, the board has a very heavy urethane coating, there are very few generic #'s on the components, and the water caused the potmetal inside to form lots of white, powdery, oxidation that was all over the board & header. Looked like it was going to be real project to fix AND it was going to cost me $100 in a core charge to keep it

Not sure it's worth doing yourself when you can buy a remaned & guaranteed one for not much more than that.

The mod helps the IDM to put-out more power and just consists of changing a couple of resistors. But, here again, you have to Open it carefully
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:36 AM
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10-4. Thank you for input. I'll be going down the reman route!
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