The truck cranks longer than usual about 100% of the time, which tends to happen after it's been shut off for at least 15 minutes. When the hard-start happens the engine also often "stumbles" into a start and then has a rough idle for 10-30 seconds. After that, it runs and drives fine. The only time it doesn't seem to have problems starting is immediately after it's been shut off. Wait 15 minutes or longer though and it almost always has trouble firing up.

When I took it to the dealer the first time they said it was showing an extended crank code and also a random misfire. They recommended I have the spark plugs changed, replace the coils, new fuel filter, and clean fuel injection. The problem still exists!

Have found no messages or warnings on dash.Vehicle has 53000 miles

No light on the dash comes on either

While driving the steering wheel became very hard to turn. Hard turns result in a choppy feeling.
While in a turn, gradual turns are easy.
One day the steering returned to normal and there were no issues. Shortly afterwards it returned to very hard choppy steering.

I have been told it could be the rack & pinion, leaking hoses, incorrect fluid levels, worn out power steering pump, stretched surpentine belt, worn out drive shaft.
The truck has not been in an accident and only has 95000kms on it.
Too many possible fixes listed and, way too much $ amount involved for trial and error.

Please help.

The 2WD does not always stay engaged, sounds like it is partially in 4WD and I have to recycle several times, sometimes it will then stay in 2WD.

There is no console just a drivers side and passenger side push button lights with the controls for the sun roof in between. There is a plastic ring around the assembly and I cannot find a way to get to the bulbs. I tried prying lightly on the plastic ring but I was afraid of breaking it.

I use 5w-20 synthetic oil

Oil Change

on. What could be wrong with it?

Audio controls not functioning

brake system wont hold pressure after replacing a caliper driver front and bled each wheel

What is the correct spark plug gap setting for replacement Champion one peice plugs for 06 Lincol mark Lt. Notify me by E-mail at edwmd@aol.com

how to remove and replace it

Truck doesn't go into 4 WD. Can turn switch on dash and it will read 4 WD High but it just clicks if you are trying to go but doesn't engage. 4WD was used maybe 15 times in 6 yrs, and never for more then maybe 5 miles total if that helps. It is a family vehicle.

I have 73765 miles on my truck. Had the following done;
-changed 8 spark plugs Later 442.95 Parts, : 145.52 total 588.47
-installed new A Pully and V-belt, Parts = 134.55 and Labor = $148.95, total 283.50.
-replace fuel filter, parts: 23.24, labor 48.95 total= 72.19
- Injector service/EEC, injector flush , parts = 43.95, labor = 102.00, total = 145.95
Total repair bill $1177.12. Thank you.