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Excessive cranking Engine starts right up when cold but cranks excessively when starting a warm engine.

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Sounds like a fuel injector is failing, i've found this to be the culprit on a number of makes and models. Have injectors tested.

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crankshaft sensor may be going bad

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I believe you have a glow plug problem. How long does the (wait to start) light stay on before you try to start it.


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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.

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Excessive crank time on cold engine start

The way the newer systems work the engine spins at least a few turns while the computer checks everything for correct readings. In the old days it was "cool" to be able to reach in and "bump" the key and have the car start. It meant you had the car tuned perfectly. Now the vehicle computer will not turn fuel on until it is happy with readings. One trick you can try is turn key to full on position and let it sit for a second or two before turning key the rest of the way to crank. This allows the system a second to do it's checking without wasting power cranking. Had Nissan that was just like this. Just wait a few beats before turn to full crank. You can also listen for fuel pump whine in that few seconds, and then hopefully whine to stop when pressure hits full. If whine never stops fuel pump may be getting weak. If you can get access to higher end code reader you can also check for "pending" codes that may be showing up sometimes (holding start up) but then working (so engine finally fires).

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I don't want to be the bearer of bad news but the engine has a bad rod bearing. This would create the noise you're hearing and because of the fact that there's excessive clearances at the crank, this makes it a little hard to start now.

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