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I have a 98 mustang GT V8 I have replaced spark plugs and wires, fuel filter, and crank sensor. It doesn't want to crank at times seems like its on hot days, turns over and after it sets for about an hour it cranks. Been left stranded waiting a number of times any ideas would be helpful.

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You would need to know if you are lacking spark or fuel when it happens. Could be a relay, the ignition module, or a list of other things.

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I personally would check the fuel pressure. Then I would go back to the coil. I have seen brand new bad coils out of the box. The symptoms of a loss of power point to this component, especially if the car idles well, but loses power when accelerating. Please do not rate this reply - we all are left to grasp at straws since you have changed pretty much everything. Good Luck. Please post the final fix of the problem.

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SOURCE: My 1998 ford mustang v6 3.8l .. is hard to start

So what you saying is it's hard to start cold right? Something in computer system not allowing excess fuel to injectors when cold. Probably sensor Get auto electrician to sort it out otherwise you end up replacing things that there is nothing wrong with They got the right gear

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it's your upper intake manifold gasket. it has a crack in it and needs to be replaced. your getting to much air and not enough gas. mine did the same thing.

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