My 99' F-150 is taking 3 - 4 cranks to get started. It has a new interstate battery that the previous owner installed prior to me getting the truck. It almost seems like it is starved of fuel and I was going to replace the fuel filter for starters. But before I start replacing stuff I thought I'd see if there is something else that might cause this problem. I checked in the search function for hard starting and got the reply no matches found.
The truck is a 5.4L auto 227K miles with meticulous maintenance by previous / original owner. Receipts for everything.
On edit - Went out and waited 10 secs and it started much easier. However, it still didn't fire right up. I am comparing this to my 03 Expy with the same engine that when you turn the key there is no delay, the engine fires right up.
1999 F-150 Supercab, 5.4L Triton, automatic, 2WD waiting on mods.
1995 F-350 CC SRW 337K miles, a few mods
2003 Expy Eddie Bauer 4X4 no mods
Last edited by HappeetxnR.N.; 09-17-2008 at 01:40 PM.
not for nothin but how sure are you of the battery? I was looking at a 97 to purchase last weekend that started poorly and it needed a new battery. I shut it off after test driving it and killed the battery. Started strong when jumped.
my truck does this same thing, the first start of the day it fires right up, the everytime after that, if have to try it 2 or 3 times, someone told me it might be the fuel pressure valve under the hood on the driver side of the fuel rail. not sure, plus i have 260km on my truck and i haven't cleaned any of the parts mentioned, i should it might help lol
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