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2003 ford exploerer. Won't start on first try.

When trying to start this vehicle it won't start on the first try. It usually starts immediatley after. It doesn't matter if it is cold or warm, today this problem escalated to almost not starting at all. It turns over on all attempts but doesn.t start.

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Cold start valve is faulty.....

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Your problem may be one of the following:
First check or just replace the fuel filter. Usually located under the car in front of the rear axle, drivers side.
Next, the fuel pump may be worn out. Usually they just stop working (running).
Next, check the fuel pressure regulator. Usually located on the front fuel rail, drivers side.
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The clicking noise indicates the battery can no longer run the starter, which also means the fuel pump won't run either.

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Fuel lines under vehicle close to or not shielded from exhaust pipe, converter, muffler. Fuel lines pinched or crushed.
Fuel filter changed recently.
Fuel pump pressure.
Cheap(Bad) gas.

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