Hey guys I have a question. I done the FICM Repair per DRQuad's instructions...It seemed to help out a lot, then about a week, week and a half later it seems to be worse than it was! It will start fine when I leave it plugged up over night, but when I get ready to go home from work and try to start it, if it starts, I have a some smoke from the tail pipe a little blue-ish in color, the motor shakes and makes the usual psd clackety sound, but its really loud and it really runs like crap until it warms up. Any info you could give will be greatly appreciated!
Several have experienced this same thing. Resolder-only repairs are nearly always temporary -whether only for a week, a month, or a year, and don't address the degradation of components (and not just the capacitors) over time.
I don't mean to turn this into an advertisement for services, but I have repaired nearly a hundred of these now and never, ever, just resolder. New components are always better than old ones, even if they do, for now, test out okay. Getting stuck on the side of the road just isn't worth it nor is having to pull the module again.
I do voltage upgrades too, which is much more than simply soldering on a resistor. That, to me, is begging for trouble since you are asking more of the downstream components than they were designed to do.
PM me if I can help you out.