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1999 Ford Explorer Question: enine wont start right away after 7 seconds try again then barely starts then

 

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jaws100, 4.0L V6, Zimmerman, MN, August 14, 2013, 17:33
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runs good,what do you think is going on? plugs year old.

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  • Answer #1

    Tbone1980 August 14, 2013, 19:49
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    does this happen every time or when the vehicle sits for a while? try this...before starting turn key to on position for a few seconds and then off and repeat 3 or for times before starting, listen for the buzz noise of the fuel pump, fuel pump only runs a few seconds untill the engine starts. Listen carefully for it to run and when it stops turn off and the back on listening for pump again, should start right up after 3 or 4 cycles.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12205 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper August 15, 2013, 06:09
     Master

    have fuel pressure tested to start with or poss dirty idle air control

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    goodguy August 15, 2013, 07:26
     Master

    I agree with both #1 and#2

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