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Won't start/overheating. FICM?
I have a 2004 Ford F250 6.0L that has been running just fine for the last few months that I've owned it. Approx 88K miles. I don't drive the truck, one of my employees drives it. Today I got a call that the truck overheated. No leaks anywhere just the needle went to red and they could smell burning coolant. There was nothing in the reservoir, so I added 3 gallons of coolant/distilled water mix. Started the truck and it seemed fine. Temp stayed near the middle of the gauge. I was then told it was hesitating yesterday and today.
Crew left and about 2 hours later, the truck won't start. Go meet up with them and the engine turns over but makes a noise like it's about to start but won't. It sounds like it's getting fuel but it just can't get going.
I should at this point go plug into the odb port and get a code but guess what the port isn't working. Neither is the cigarette lighter that is on the same fuse, really it is. Fuse was not blown. Now I can't get a code but my suspicions are the FICM just based on my past experience with my Excursion.
I need this truck running ASAP but it would probably be cheaper to replace the FICM through FICMrepair then to get the ODB port fixed to get the code. Unless it turns out it's something else. Then all I have done is spent $ on the FICM.
I need opinion's on if this sounds like FICM or is there something else they would check first.
I'm not sure how to test the FICM so let me know what you think.
Thanks in advance?