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The key does not work, but jumping the relay makes it start OK? Then i would say that you need to test the wire that goes to the relay. I would use a multi meter and see if you get a voltage when you turn the key to the start position, if you do not get a voltage, then the wire is broken, or the Ignition Switch might be going bad or out of adjustment. I had one go bad in a differt ford truck. I have also noticed if the key cylinder has a lot of play in it, that could be a cause, but that was in a differnt truck (L9000, it was draining the batterys). The ignition switch is on top of the steering coulum under the dash. it might be hard to get to. I have not looked in my truck yet.
You can see the part on Autozone's website. It is under the ignition (tune up) area.
hope this helps, hope it is not the starter!!!!!!!
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