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2009 escape no crank no start, good battery, starts if I

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2009 escape no crank no start, good battery, starts if I manual jump over the starter with a screwdriver
JA: When you turn the key, do you get a single loud click, or a series of rapid ones?
Customer: 1 from the starter relay under the dash
JA: Are you fixing your Escape yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes, jumping the battery, new starter relay
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: It will start only if I jump over the starter with a screwdriver with the ignition on
Submitted: 10 days ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 10 days ago.

Hello, let me get some info. Please stand by.

Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 10 days ago.

Does the anti theft/ security light come on or flash when you try to start?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
No
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 10 days ago.

Did it give you an intermittent issue before it quit starting?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
No everything was fine, I turned the car off and it would not start back
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 10 days ago.

Are you close to the vehicle?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 10 days ago.

Can you try to push the key in and hold pushed. And try to turn the key while pushed in.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
I have tried to push and pull while starting at it has no affect
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 10 days ago.

You said, you can hear the starter relay click every time you try to start?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Ok, now I have the car symble with a lock on it when I first turn the key on
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 10 days ago.

Does it stay on or flash when you leave the key with ignition on?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Flashes
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 10 days ago.

That means you have an antitheft issue. Do you have an additional key?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Not at my current location, once I get another key will it work?
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 10 days ago.

Antitheft system can be triggered by a couple of different components. One of the most common culprit is when key loses programming. Only way to check it is by using another key and checking if issue persists. Other components will require a compatible scan tool to diagnose. I will also recommend to check all the fuses inside and outside to make sure the antitheft system did not get triggered due to a blown fuse.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Ok thanks
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 10 days ago.

You're welcome and good luck with your vehicle, And please don’t forget to rate my performance in the upper left corner otherwise i don’t get compensated. Thank you and have a blessed day.