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Problem starting engine

Takes 2 or 3 tries before it starts ,hot or cold 4.0 litre

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Have the battery tested. Heat and cold kills batteries. There should be a date code on the battery as to how old it is. It is stamped or on the side showing month and year of purchase.

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Sounds like Fuel or Fire is the problem. Check fuel pressure at the rail(s), needs to be minimum set point for your vehicle. (Autozone or similar can tell you the specifics) If that is good, then it is likely you have weak spark. 2002 says it is over 10 years (100K+ miles). If that is the case, and the Spark Plugs are original, then replace them all. Would not hurt to replace the wires too, but that can be put off as long as you do not damage them while replacing the plugs. Good luck.

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