FICM Guy FICM Exchange Program
Shop Number 303-287-4011
We now offer FICM Exchange. Fast turn round, same day shipping
or local pickup. ( Fuel Injection Control Module )
Some Dealers and Independent Shops will try to sell injectors from the codes shown in this picture
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Though the codes suggest the injectors are bad, it is actually a problem with the FICM (Fuel Injection Control Module). The solder joints are the problem, something we know how to repair.
DON’T BE FOOLED; Get a second opinion!
I was baffled at the amount of vehicle’s coming in my shop with this code. Most customers had taken their vehicles to a dealership and been told they needed all or most injectors and a new FICM. Most estimates were over four THOUSAND dollars (Yes, $4,000)!
Most of the time, we can repair your FICM for a small fraction of that
I finally had a chance to install the rebuilt FICM and fuse you sent. Man everything works fabulous. My Excursion runs like new and it is even quiet on cooler mornings. You are awesome man.
Do I need to complete anything to activate the warranty?
Can I return the original FICM in the same box? Do I need to get an RMA to return the core for my refund?
How can I leave a review? Your service was second to none.
We recommend that you MEASURE your FICM voltage (either by diagnostic scan tool, or by removing the access cover on the top of the FICM) prior to purchase, to ensure that your FICM is actually failing & contributing to poor engine performance.
Our 48v FICM units come pre-programmed with the factory Ford programming. (Some are updated) These units are fully tested (on a test bench, actually sending signals to 8 fuel injectors), with a 30 amp load, and are ready to install & drive away. No reprogramming by Ford is required!!! Though we do offer custom “flashed” FICM units for an additional fee.
Always best to call ahead, I operate a small shop and sometimes have to leave for a parts run, and I can give you the best directions.
Fleet Service’s and Special Pricing for Large Fleet Accounts.
COOLING SYSTEMS (Spectre writer)
One of the most important systems in any combustion engine is the cooling system. Without it, your car’s power plant won’t last more than a few minutes. The ignited fuel is burning at several hundred degrees. The cooling system takes that down to a manageable 180 degrees, and provides the car with heat and defrosting abilities as well. Moreover, the coolant is involved in cooling the automatic transmission down, as the same radiator that cools your engine is also cooling off your transmission fluid. It even assists (indirectly) in cooling down your car’s air conditioning system!
As important as it is, it remains the system most often abused and ignored. It’s no exaggeration that regular maintenance of your cooling and lubrication systems can give your automobile hundreds of thousands of “extra” miles and years of life. Conversely, not maintaining it can cost you thousands of dollars in repairs and steal years of life from you. In this article, we’ll look at the major components, how they work, and how to maintain them properly.
High on the list is the coolant itself. Most people know that it’s best to use radiator fluid (antifreeze,) not just tap water, but that’s about as far as it goes. Antifreeze is specifically designed to maximize the cooling ability of the liquid, while lubricating the cooling system (including the “water” pump) and keeping the system from becoming corroded. It’s essential that ample coolant be available, even in modern closed systems, because as liquids get hotter, they expand to take up more space, so fluid is lost to overflow and evaporation.
THE IMPORTANCE OF FLUSHING
It’s equally important that the coolant (and the radiator and hoses that carry it) be clean and free of sediments. Otherwise, it can’t do its jobs. Cooling, lubricating and carrying away of heat are all compromised by a dirty system.
The solution there is relatively easy: Periodic flushing will ensure that the sediment is washed out and your system is working at optimum level. But the benefits don’t stop there. If the sludge is allowed to accumulate, it will hold water, allowing corrosive action to eat through freeze plugs and other areas of the cooling system.
This freeze plug has become corroded by improper maintenance.If the abuse is allowed to continue, the freeze plug (a safeguard to prevent the engine block from freezing and cracking) will rot out and allow the coolant to leak out of the engine. This could result in a blown engine, if one was to continue to drive after a substantial portion of the fluid had leaked out.
Another potentially crucial portion of your cooling system which doesn’t get anywhere near the appropriate amount of attention is your engine’s thermostat. The days are long gone when a car could be run “open”, without one of these valves. The thermostat keeps the coolant in the engine until it reaches a certain temperature. Then some of the water is released before the thermostat closes again, allowing that coolant to flow into the radiator, where it can be cooled. If there is no thermostat, the liquid doesn’t remain in the radiator long enough to get cooled, and the whole engine runs hotter than it is designed for (and that creates a whole slew of other problems.) If the thermostat sticks, the water remains in the block, gets too hot, and causes the heads to warp, gaskets to leak, and may even destroy the engine. Since thermostats are still a relatively cheap part, it is wise to change them out regularly, as a part of maintaining the automobile.
The lubrication system works hand-in-hand with the cooling system, helping to keep heat down and avoid engine wear by reducing friction. We’ll address the lubrication system in another article.
Also noteworthy is that the transmission fluid works much like the coolant, so both should be flushed and maintained regularly.