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Arrow Repairing FICM Advisory...

Hey fellas. I have been dealing with a jacked FICM for a few days now. On cold startup, I get between 29v and 31v, but after I drive for 6 miles or so, it jumps to 46v and 48v. I am pulling it this afternoon and am going to try and tackle the resoldering method for a fix. If it doesnt work for me, off to a repair shop it goes. Any advice or tips for this procedure and where to send it out to? I have the Ford pdf off of ford-trucks forum, and have read several write ups about it. Hopefully it will all work out. I'll post back tomorrow with a go or no go as to if I manage to pull the repair off...
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If you are trying to be cost-effective, I say FICMrepair.com has a good enough reputation to try.

If you don't want to mess with this again, I'd recommend the power supply and heat sink from Bullet-Proof Diesel.

I don't intend to attempt the repair myself, as it doesn't solve the problems with the design, like the unit from BPD.
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If this is a fix for me, I will stay with it, but if it goes out again, bpd seems like the only option for eliminating the problem. Ford should be kicked in the *** for their design flaws. Surely dodge and GM have similar issues, right?
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Just a warning, some FICM repair shops won't touch it after a DIY repair.

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Just a warning, some FICM repair shops won't touch it after a DIY repair.
Thanks for the heads up... I have a replacement lined up via Zmann on powerstrokenation is this falls through.
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After soldering all of the joints in the repair pdf, I now have 49.0v to 49.5v continuous. I tried to take the egr valve out with no luck. I did manage to get it about 1/8" up, but no more so I bolted it back down and plugged the harness back in. After start up, I had a slight miss or rough idle for about 20 seconds, but couldn't figure out what was causing it. Thanks for all of the help fellas...
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