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Engine turning over a lot before starting
I have a 96 F-250 7.3L and have been having an issue with it turning over quite a bit before it starts. I'm in South Louisiana where it's been fairly warm and unless it's really cold, I usually turn the key and it may turn over twice before firing up. Now it's having to turn over for about 3 or 4 seconds before starting and does it even if it's warmed up and just turned off. It is also sluggish for a few seconds when it first starts. It's almost like it isn't getting fuel. The engine seems to be performing well after a few seconds and I can't say I notice any loss in power. I put a fuel pump on it a couple of years ago (I live very close to my work so the fuel pump only has about 15k miles on it) and I just changed the filter a month or so ago.
Does anyone have any suggestions of what to look for? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
1996 F-250 7.3L Powerstroke extended cab. 255,000 miles and strong as ever.
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