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It is very hard to start in the mornigs i have replaced fuel filter and the fuel pump battry starter alternater even with ether spray its still hard to start but once it starts it,ll start all day till i ingage the air condition the it acts like it has no power it has 300,000 miles on it some say it is my sensers?

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