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F150: 2009 f150 5.4 4wd, 163,000mi. Will not start/engage starter.

Customer Question

2009 f150 5.4 4wd, 163,000mi. Will not start/engage starter. cleaned batt. term., checked starter-OK, checked all related fuses, all accessories come on, I have a scanner but now codes. It happened last week and parked trk, next morning it started and drove for 1-2 days, shut off, went to go start 2 hrs. later. No start this time.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.
Hello, do you have a test light to see if the starter is getting power?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
yes, but I shorted it with screw driver and it engaged several times with key on but would not start and will not start with key ignition. This is the first time I have had starting issue.
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.
I would not have recomended that at all. Does your scan tool perform a self test on the body control module.