My truck won't start, sometimes
My 02 F-150 XLT, 4.6, auto, wouldn't start when I was leaving work today.
The starter cranks without sounding weak, and it cranks for a long time, so I don't think it is the charging system.
It will crank but usually not do anything, just spin for as long as I hold the key. Sometimes if I turn the key off and on a few times, then hit the starter, it will act like it's going to start, get to about 300 rpm, and then die.
It has done this 3 times. First 2 weeks ago, then it started with no problems for 2 weeks. Tonight leaving work it took 5 tries and then it started and ran fine for the drive home. When I got home I shut it off and it wouldn't start again. I tried about a dozen times, went to dinner, and when I got back an hour later it started fine on the first try.
Any ideas what would cause this?
I know this description sucks. What else can I check when this happens again?