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Hey guys. I'm pretty sure my FICM is about to bite the dust. I'm havering some very difficult starts when it's cold. I still have remaining warranty left because the truck was a CPO when I bought it last year. I just need advice on a dealership that has a good repair shop. I bought it at Gwinnett Place Ford. Anyone heard anything about how customer friendly the service dept is? I've heard so many horror stories about other dealerships, I want to make sure I choose the right one.
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PS. I ordered my ScanGauge II today. This whole thing has definitely accelerated my plans to get gauges.



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If it just needs a FICM those are pretty easy to replace yourself. Where are you located? I'm sure you could probably find someone local to give you a hand if you wanted.

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I'm in Gwinnett County but I want to try and get it replaced under warranty if possible. I'm not even sure what a FICM would cost (exchanged). I hear a new one is well over a grand...



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If it's under warranty take it to the closest Ford dealer pay your $100 deductible and be done with it.Dealerships can not refuse to do warranty work.

If any of you south ga guys/girls want to have your FICM reflowed I can do it.If you bring it to me $75 if I have to take it out bring a credit card
I CAN NOT do the 58v upgrade sorry

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Email Corey @ Power Hungry Performance - Feed your hunger for POWER! and she can get you a good deal on the FICM and some tuning if you're interested. They're located in Winder, GA

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I picked up the truck today and the dealership couldn't find anything wrong. They said the computer didn't show any codes. Not sure what to do except wait and see what ScanGauge shows once I get it connected. I also found out that my warranty has in fact expired. I can't get a straight answer as to whether or not the FICM is covered under the powertrain warranty. I do have that until September of this year.



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You can get a voltmeter and see what the FICM is producing. Here's a video that shows you how to do it. It's easier w/ a buddy helping.


If the FICM is showing a drop below the 48v....then, IMO, its best to get the 58v w/ PHP tune. It will act like a completely different engine (in a good way) lol.

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Does the higher voltage harm the stock injectors in any way? I don't want the injectors to get noisier either. Pardon my ignorance.



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No, the higher voltage is better for them. It will help the spool valves open quicker, helping with low-end/throttle response along w/ the PHP tune equates to better all-around driveability and fuel mileage.

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