1994 Ford F-150 confused

Tiny
BMRINC
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  • 1994 FORD F-150
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 166,000 MILES
My 1994 F-150 won't start cold. If I disconnect the battery and let it sit 5 minutes and re-hook the battery it will start? If it is hot I can shut it off and re-start all day. In the last month I have changed the starter and the problem went away for awhile and came back. I changed the ignition the problem went away and came back.

I took it to a shop today but they said because it kept starting they couldn't figure it out unless I left it overnite. I have no confidence they can figure this out. Please help.

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Saturday, December 13th, 2008 AT 9:54 PM

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Tiny
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Test battery for proper volts. Cold starts are harder on battery. When you are disconnecting battery, this could just be that you are wiggling the terminals on the battery when installing terminals back on and helping vehicle to start. Ensure terminals are not corroded anywhere.
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Saturday, December 13th, 2008 AT 10:01 PM
Tiny
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Thanks man! I tested the battery and it is good. Cables look perfect. Somebody told me that maybe my negative cable or ground wire is loose?
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Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 AT 3:27 PM
Tiny
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Yes, possibility. You can trace the ground wire down and make sure it is bolted nice and tight at both ends. Make sure it is not corroded at the end opposite battery as well. Same for the hot wire.
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Wednesday, December 17th, 2008 AT 12:29 AM
Tiny
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Thanks! I'm going to check that tomorrow.
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Thursday, December 18th, 2008 AT 3:47 PM

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