• Tiny
  • snowheight
  • 1997 Ford F-250
  • 82,000 miles

My '97 Ford F250 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.

Why would the truck start hard after its been left without starting for 1+ day but start fine after the first hard start?

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.

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 AT 3:47 AM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
  • Expert
  • 41,938 posts

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?

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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 AT 5:25 AM

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