2009 Ford F-150 delay in starting when hot

Tiny
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  • 2009 FORD F-150
Electrical problem
2009 Ford F150 Four Wheel Drive Automatic

the problem with this truck is that it turns over for 4 seconds or longer before starting up when it is hot. It has always been this way. We have talked to the dealer about it and they said that that is just the way it is and there is nothing wrong but two other family members have the same truck and theirs don't do this. What are your thoughts on this?
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Monday, August 24th, 2009 AT 11:18 AM

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Tiny
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Are you using a different kind of fuel than they are such as E85 compared to Gasoline? Are all the vehicles 2009s? I am asking as you'd almost have to compare year for year to verify an issue etc
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Monday, August 24th, 2009 AT 3:06 PM
Tiny
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We're using the same fuel and all three trucks are the same year, four door, 4x4, etc. I'm really sorry I forgot to mention that if you turn the key forward for a few seconds when it's hot before starting then it will start up fine. I think that's part of why this particular dealer brushed us off. They wanted to see it for themselves but when they went out to start it up just after it had been driven for a while they just turned the key forward at first to take down the mileage and then of course it started up fine.
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 AT 7:09 AM
Tiny
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You've already answered your own question. You will have to leave it and let them try throughout the day.

Try something for me. Try cycling the key before starting it hard and see if the problem doesn't happen, you may be loosing fuel pressure prime in the system.

Check the fuel filter for restriction also, as a restricted fuel filter will sometimes cause a like symptom.

Also how are you starting the truck? I'm asking as the key is set up to when you bump it (the starter), it will automatically crank until it fires up, up to 10 seconds
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 AT 7:15 PM
Tiny
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Thanks, you have given me a direction atleast. I know that it automatically cranks but it's good that you asked and when you cycle the key it does start up fine.
As for answering my own question, that particular dealer has brushed it off since they likely didn't understand exactly when it's happening and subsequently didn't witness it and then said "they're (as in those trucks) just like that". They aren't interested in bringing it in over it and that is why I ended up asking about it on here. I can't see why that would be normal.
This morning I spoke to a couple guys in the shop at another dealer and they don't believe that sounds normal and would like to take a look at it. The truck is still fully warrantied so we'll likely try taking it there.

Thanks again for the help.
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Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 AT 8:55 AM

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