My 02 ford V10 is hard starting. If I start it every day, it will start and run well. If I let it sit longer than one day I need to spray some starting fluid to get it to run. I turn the key on and let it pump up before I try to start it. After it starts with starting fluid, and runs for a minute or so it will start up with no problem. Ant thoughts appreciated. Stan
The motor has 38,000 mi. Nothing shows up on a scan. It is just the first start. After that it starts like a new one. I changed the fuel filter also. One question should I hear the fuel pump running in the tank all the time? I don't hear the pump running ever, but I drive it after it startes. I would think that would eliminate the pump? Stan
i have somewhat of the same problem...on morning starts i have to crank about twice as long as normal....im thinking my problem is fuel pressure regulator....my truck actually started "choked out" the other morning and i hit the gas a little and it roared to life...if i kill the truck at the gas station i stop at every morning before work...my truck will bog at takeoff...if i let it run while im there it runs fine
I have ordered a complete repair manual. I have been working on motors since the late 50's. Back then things were so simple. These new vehicles make my head hurt. Until my manual arrives, where can I look for the connection to install a pressure gauge? When the key is on, and the pump has charged the system, does it shut off? Stan
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