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05 Focus trouble starting

Ckd the battery twice- started using better gas- tried an STP additive in the gas, replaced the fuel filter for $65- never had this trouble before it got cold- it usually does start but takes 6 or 7 tries. Each time it turns on & acts like it will go but then won't. Any suggestions? This car has no air filter...

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The air filter has a metering control valve fitted to it ????put it back on or it will not start if it does it will run rough

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New oil and filter
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