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Old 12-04-2014, 01:27 AM   #1
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98 3.8 Ford Mustang extra hard to start.

Start n runs great but y the extra long cranking over befor starting most times. 3.8 auto. Any ideas
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Maybe your battery is going.. Try checking the water levels in your battery. Check your battery or alternator at your local AutoZone they do it for free.
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Not all battery's you can check fluid u have maintenance battery's and throw away battery's I have the same thing going wrong with my car except it's the solenoid


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Also I have a bad fuel pump so it takes longer for it to start but u should rule out all the small stuff first


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We just put new battery in its seems to crank fine just it takes way to long but once started it runs great
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Started solenoid?
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Yes starter ,solenoid it just rolls over hard and keeps rolling over when it starts


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Keep in mind if its below freezing you battery looses a lot of power. This could be why.


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Start n runs great but y the extra long cranking over befor starting most times. 3.8 auto. Any ideas
I had a similar problem when I had my 98v6 auto. I dropped the tank to replace the fuel pump and found that the screws backed out of the pump housing ( inside of the sump)causing the pump to lose prime. I left the old pump in tighten the two screws and that fixed my problem. Injector o-ring could be leaking and check your gas cap.
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