Mechanics

WHY WOULD THE TRUCK START HARD AFTER ITS BEEN LEFT WITHOUT STARTING FOR 1+ DAY BUT START FINE AFTER THE FIRST HARD START?

1997 Ford F-250 • 82,000 miles

My '97 Ford F250 starts hard every time I leave it for more than a day without starting it. It just keeps turning over for 30 sec-1min with the occasional sputter before finally starting up.

After that, it starts up just fine until it's left for 1+ day again.

I've tried dry gas to get rid of any water in the line.
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Snowheight
August 28, 2012.



Have the fuel pressure checked. The line could have a leakage somewhere resulting in pressure drop.

The next time you want to start after sitting for a day or more, try cycling the ignition switch ON for two seconds anf OFF. Repeat the procedure 3 times and try starting to see if it helps.

Is the MIL (Check Engine Light) indicating?

KHLow2008
Aug 28, 2012.