Starter relay PCM ground

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Asked by Feb 27, 2017 at 05:13 AM about the 2008 Ford F-150 Lariat SuperCrew 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2008 Ford F150 with approximately 150k miles. The truck doesn't start because of a bad ground on terminal 85 of the starter relay. I'm assuming the PCM is not allowing terminal 85 on the starter relay to ground for whatever reason.
Could this be a bad PCM? Is there something temperature-wise that is involved? When I use a wire to ground terminal 85 on some metal near the glovebox the truck starts right up but after it runs for awhile it won't start again. But if I turned it off before it warms up it will start again. This is why I'm thinking temperature is involved. Any ideas? Thoughts?

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The PCM was bad.

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