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1999 Ford Explorer Question: engine cranks but wont start right away

 

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dmarkmedina, 4.0L V6, Carmichael, CA, December 30, 2012, 11:22
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egine cranks fine but after ten secounds of cranking it wont start, i try again right after first attempt engine starts up no problem. no engine lights have gone on, have fuel, battery new

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    Doodlem December 30, 2012, 12:04
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    Try turing the key from off to run - not start - wait a few seconds then turn key to off and then try to start the truck. You might have a fuel supply / pressure issue. Cycling the key runs the pump to prime the system if it has completely bleed back to the tank it would take a few seconds to prime the lines and build pressure to start. That is a free way to test and see what you might have wrong and give you somewhere to start looking.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13041 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper December 30, 2012, 16:30
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    could be several issue,start by cking fuel pressure at diff times. i think you need like 51 lbs key on eng off

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    riodot January 05, 2013, 17:14
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    Try checking your timing chain

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