ALrighty, I finally received my repaired FICM unit and worked at putting it in the truck. I ran into an issue. The middle plug that goes into the FICM I believe is missing some kind of clip that makes it "snap" in there. So no matter how hard I pushed, it would not lock in there. I put it in there went ahead and tightened the FICM, and the truck runs great. The plug stayed in pretty good, but I took a small 100 mile journey. During this journey, the plug came out and the truck started running very rough and shaking badly. I stopped at the nearest exit and touched the second plug and the truck went back to running fine. Any fixes? Can I get this plug replaced at the Ford dealer or any other remedies you folks may know of?
Nae, it wont. I seen quite a few peeps with the same problem. Some feel that the use of one or a few large zip ties will do the trick. Other than that there is a company out there who sells the replacement plugs, or a new harness from Ford.
Probably heat. You know how plastic is. I have two zip ties (standard stuff from Lowe's) together to make it longer so it will wrap around the FICM. I have 4 ties total making a two-tie (for length) 'strap' on both sides of the connector. My plan is to get the larger industrial strength ones, but these have been fine for the last 6 weeks since I installed them.
I always thought I was the only one that was heavy handed and broke it... I feel so much better now
My MAN! You would not believe how much better I feel after starting this thread, lol...I thought I was the only bonehead that broke one, haha. Didnt help that all the ladies around me kind of scoffed when I told them I was going to replace the FICM myself (in lieu of dealing with the blue headed rapist to the tune of $1300)....now I can come away knowing that this was at least somewhat common, lol