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Question FICM going out?

I just bought a 06 6.0 and after having it 4 days it started to sputter around 55-60 mph. Then it would slow start like the batteries were going dead.
First chance I got I took it in and got an oil change, & fuel filters changed.
While it was in I had them check the voltage on my batteries. Turns out I had a bad alternator. New fuel filters did not help the sputtering.
Sputtering only happens when accelerating at normal speeds. When I "get on it"
it doesn't sputter. No smoke, just a sputter. Could the low voltage from the bad alternator have damaged my FICM?
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I just bought a 06 6.0 and after having it 4 days it started to sputter around 55-60 mph. Then it would slow start like the batteries were going dead.
First chance I got I took it in and got an oil change, & fuel filters changed.
While it was in I had them check the voltage on my batteries. Turns out I had a bad alternator. New fuel filters did not help the sputtering.
Sputtering only happens when accelerating at normal speeds. When I "get on it"
it doesn't sputter. No smoke, just a sputter. Could the low voltage from the bad alternator have damaged my FICM?

Yes it could have you need to check it. use the below procedure or get an Edge Insight CS\CTS and monitor it that way

FICM pictures by DrQuad - Photobucket

but mine was bad when cold and I had a wavy idle at start up.. Got a 58v Swamps FICM and my throttle was back.


2005 F-250,6.0L, Torqshift, 3.73, Edge Insight CTS, ISSPRO Ev2 Fuel Pressure Gauge, Upgraded Fuel Pressure Spring, Sinister EGR Delete, Sinister Coolant Filter kit, New Oil Cooler, Cat ELC coolant, Turbo Infeed and Drain Tube, STC fitting upgrade, SCT x3 from Eric at Innovative, BFG All-Terrains, REV-X, Mobil 1 5w-40 Syn, 58v Swamps FICM, Stock Otherwise
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Did your mileage get better?
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Did your mileage get better?
Yes it did.


2005 F-250,6.0L, Torqshift, 3.73, Edge Insight CTS, ISSPRO Ev2 Fuel Pressure Gauge, Upgraded Fuel Pressure Spring, Sinister EGR Delete, Sinister Coolant Filter kit, New Oil Cooler, Cat ELC coolant, Turbo Infeed and Drain Tube, STC fitting upgrade, SCT x3 from Eric at Innovative, BFG All-Terrains, REV-X, Mobil 1 5w-40 Syn, 58v Swamps FICM, Stock Otherwise
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