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Hard starting Usually hard to start (sometimes starts fine). Engine cranks but won't start immediately.

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Imagine the white smoke is unburnt diesel. Anybody standing in the middle of it will be able to tell you soon enough.

Most likely culprit is that one or two of the glow plugs aren't getting hot enough. Usually just that the plugs need replacing, but worth checking first that the busbar which runs between them all is getting +12V at the appropriate stage of the process.

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SOURCE: Hard to start when engine warm

crankshaft sensor may be going bad

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SOURCE: 2006 Ford F150 XLT 5.4 Engine has a hard time

I would check the flywheel for missing teeth or looseness. Also check starter itself.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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SOURCE: 1996 Ford Ranger won't start

I had the same problem , and if you read your book, it could be the fuel pump shut off switch, mine was bad and went from on to off position, its usually under the passenger side of the dash, look underneath at the "top" of the carpet, and you'll see a little red switch, check to see if the thing is plugged in , if it is , check to see if the switch is all the way down. i had to get a new one , sombody must have kicked mine and made it broken, but i got a new one and it worked fine

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SOURCE: 1998 F150 Hard to start when hot. Have to crank

I have the same problem with my F150 4.6. Long cranking when out door tempurature is hot. Engine temp gauge indicates normal engine tempurature. Looking for solution.

Posted on Aug 23, 2010

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HOT/WARM START ISSUE


Its a hot start issue.

Can be related to low fuel pressure or problem with crank sensor.


Also it can be weak battery or starter.


But possibilities are to be inspected to confirm what exactly it is.------


To troubleshoot and confirm the issue,i suggest you refer few solved help links with similar types of problem like yours:------


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