Mechanics

STARTING ISSUE

1997 Ford Ranger • 180,000 miles

My Ford will not start first time. The accelerator must be pumped once, crank, it will try to start. Pump, crank, try to start. After 6 or 7 times, it will start, but be VERY rough. Then after 15 seconds or so, it will smooth out. Has the 3.0 4X2.
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Billtoothman
August 12, 2012.



Check the fuel pressure with a gauge if its within specs, also clean the idle air control valve and mass airflow sensor and see what happens

Rasmataz
Aug 12, 2012.