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Old 01-24-2010, 05:54 PM
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Hello everyone. I've been an avid reader of this forum, and others, for a long while, and many of your threads/posts and articles have really helped me out over the years. However, now I'm in need of actually making my own thread/post to ask for some specific help.

My truck (2001 Duramax) wouldn't crank the other day and 2 different GM dealers tell me it's the FICM (each diagnosed it). I just can't afford the $1600 they want to replace it, so I'm wondering if any of you may know where I can buy a new or remanufactured replacement for much less? I am mechanically competent to replace it on my own (I've seen it done, plus I have read the articles on doing such), so no worries in that department.

Also, would you happen to have the latest GM part # for this?

Thanks for all your help in advance! It is truly appreciated.

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Old 01-24-2010, 06:47 PM
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I have one, but I may have to use it soon. Tony Burkhard should have some.
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:53 PM
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Thanks Ed. I did speak with Tony earlier. He's got quite a few of them.

The prices aren't too bad, based on what the dealer charges for a new one. I can get 30% off from a dealer back in Alabama, but that's still a bit high. Man, I was hoping to find one of those $1xx to $2xx deals I see here and there on the various forums in the classified sections. Those may be hard to come by, tho.

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Old 01-24-2010, 06:57 PM
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What about E-Bay
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:03 PM
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You should be able to get a used one for about that.........
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I have one i can part with PM me for more information.
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:31 PM
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Sending a PM now - thanks!
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car-part.com
look under engine computer then Fuel Inj Cont, (6.6L turbodiesel), (on R. vavle cover) should be around your price range
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look under engine computer then Fuel Inj Cont, (6.6L turbodiesel), (on R. vavle cover) should be around your price range
Awesome, thanks for the tip! That's great to know about.
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:20 PM
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Okay, my bad everyone, but it looks like I jumped the gun. It's more than likely the ECM (aka PCM, part #9388505). I'll know for sure tomorrow, however. Sadly, the '01 Duramax was the sole year for astronomical ECM price.

Regardless, here's some info for those that may need an ECM or an FICM (or whatever) in the future:

2001 ECM (powertrain control module) part #: 9388505
MSRP from GM: $1,765.81
gmpartsdirect.com & gmpartsonline.net sells them for $918.23 new (both have an insane shipping fee, however).

2001-2004 LB7 FICM (Injector Module) part #: 97720663
MSRP from GM: $1,132.85
gmpartsdirect.com & gmpartsonline.net sells them for $824.72 new (both have an insane shipping fee, however).

One can find either of the parts above through various members or vendors here on these forums, or www.car-parts.com (database of salvage yards across the US), or eBay, for $100 to $400 range.

The dealer probably won't like it, but I'm going to bring them a used one, and let them program it in with their Tech2. If I was in Alabama, my partner's shop has one I could have used for free, but oh well.
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:09 AM
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Yeup, it's the ECM (no communication). They also verified power/ground for me to rule that out.

Part # is 12210729. If you or anyone has one, lemme know. I've seen them on eBay for $275, and on www.car-parts.com for as low as below $100, but most in the low $100 range, all the way up to $5xx (hell, a brand new one ain't much more than that).

Furthermore, you'll think I'm a dope, but it's a 2002, not an '01. I knew it was (maybe I had too many beers last night?), but the one dealer wrote down the wrong year, and I was just typing off of the paperwork they had given me. It hit me this morning, so I double checked my insurance, as well as my VIN # on the truck, and sure enough, the 10th digit is a "2". It's tough getting older, LOL!
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you can buy brand new ones from socal diesel not tuned for 300
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you can buy brand new ones from socal diesel not tuned for 300
Thanks for the tip! I just bought one from Guy, along with a Tow tune.

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Bulls-eye!!!.........good move.
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