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Old 02-12-2014, 05:01 AM
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FICM Fire!

New to the forum, and I can't find the exact issue on search, not to say it isn't there, I just don't find it exactly. I have 2005 Stock FX4 with 160,XXX miles. I monitored the batteries about 6 months ago, and they were fine. However, the first cold snap they went completely dead. That likely started my problems. Three days ago I made a 75 mile trip, with no real problems. However, the truck has seemed a little sluggish lately. I have been getting a little smoke at crank up. The cranking cycle has also been a little longer. Later in day I made a short trip, truck slightly stumbled at about 30 mph, and went dead right there. Towed home and bought a ScanGaugeII. Showed no FICM output, no FICM sync. Checked for fuses, and a 50 amp fuse in the under hood box was blown (both sides of the visible contact were black.). Replaced with same scan readings (NO other codes). I needed the truck, so I decided to go at FICM alone. Purchased a FICM board at Advanced, and cracked open the FICM. It was pressurized so I knew there had been a problem. One side of the FICM was burned and charred (there was defininetly a fire in that box).
Charged the batteries (from all the diagnostic cranking) Replaced board and put back on truck. Following reading:
FICM output (reached 41 Max dropped during cranking cycle)
FICM no sync
ICP 1500
ICR 44 (as I recall) (it was 0 at KOEO)

I think the FICM got so hot that it caused the second board to crap the bed. I have a new FICM on order from FICM FIXER. However, could the no SYNC be an issue other than the FICM.
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:31 AM
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Your FICM is toast. Anytime you drop below 46 you need to ge it fixed. Bullet Proof Diesel has the top of the line, and ficmrepair.com does a great job of fixin what you got.
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:41 AM
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I cant be the only one here that wants to see the carnage!
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I cant be the only one here that wants to see the carnage!
aint nuthin like a little burnt and broken parts in the morning.
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I cant be the only one here that wants to see the carnage!
If the OP dosnt come through with a pic of the ficm I got a pic of my mother in law that should hold you boys over....
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Old 02-12-2014, 06:04 AM
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Guys, just got started on the forum, have not learned how to post pics yet. One step at a time, I just learned how to program the ScanGauge. You boys want me to learn how to fly the Wright Flyer and launch an Apollo mission all on the same morning.
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If the OP dosnt come through with a pic of the ficm I got a pic of my mother in law that should hold you boys over....

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Guys, just got started on the forum, have not learned how to post pics yet. One step at a time, I just learned how to program the ScanGauge. You boys want me to learn how to fly the Wright Flyer and launch an Apollo mission all on the same morning.
either you get it together or we will all be subject to mother in law newds... and not the one from cougarlife dot com
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If the OP dosnt come through with a pic of the ficm I got a pic of my mother in law that should hold you boys over....
I said broken and smoken not a train wreck!!
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In technical training we were taught to never say fire. What you had there was a thermal event with visual indicators.
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