My 1990 300 six won't start the first time I crank it over, no matter how long I run the start postition, but as soon as I stop and restart it cranks right up. What could be causing this?

Asked by Apr 20, 2017 at 09:25 PM about the 1990 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat Extended Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The first time I attempt to start the engine in the morning it won't start right up...but as soon as I try to start again, it cranks right up....sometimes it takes two tries before it cranks. It doesn't matter if you crank on it for a few seconds or not....it refuses to crank on the first try, but will crank on the second or third attempt every time.  Doesn't seem to be a fuel problem. Acts more like something to do with the ignition.   Thanks

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You could damage the starter by leaving it in cranking mode for a long time. Best to use short bursts of three to five seconds. First, check the fuel pressure with the engine in the "on" position. Sounds like a fuel delivery problem.

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