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2003 Ford Ranger starts hard.

Engine turns over multiple times before engine attempts to fire. No smell of fuel, once running, idle OK, and runs fine, (no backfiring or performance issues). Just hard to intially start.

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That sounds like it could be one of many things. Have you ever given the truck a tune up? I suggest the following things first.

New Air Filter
New Spark Plugs
New Plug Wires
Oil Change (and filter)

These are the basic necessities of an engine. Having a dirty air filter, or plugs that are firing weak can surely cause this problem. Try giving the truck a good old tune up and see how it starts then.

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