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I have 2002 Ford F150. IT does not want to start at random

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I have 2002 Ford F150. IT does not want to start at random times. Say every 2 weeks. It had a new starter put in about 6 weeks ago. The starter does engage so that is not the problem. It has been an ongoing problem for years. Something is being grounded between the chasis and battery. 5 shops have come up with nothing. Any ideas?
JA: Does the engine turn over? How old is the battery?
Customer: Nothing. No power. Battery is not new but it has been replaced over the years. So battery checks out.
JA: What is the model of your '02 Ford?
Customer: yes
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No I am an accountant no car skills. I went to 5 repair shops. It always starts and nothing comes up on their computers or other tests.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I’m Ron and I’ll be helping you today.
Before we get started though, Please understand that I don't know
your skill level or tools you have to assist us. Also understand that
I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle either, so patience is
appreciated. JA is a great Q/A site, but it does NOT replace a
repair shop.
My goal is to make you happy and get a great rating in return for
my time. Sometimes I have to give you bad news that I know you
didn’t want to hear, so please don’t shoot the messenger.

This can be a security issue too. Please see the attachment I sent you.

Thanks, Ron

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 year ago.

Thanks again, and please don't forget to rate me and keep this link in case you need me again later on.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 year ago.

I sent you the security information to try, did you get it? I didn't hear anything back from so so I assumed it worked. Communication is somewhat important.

thanks, Ron