hard starting

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Asked by Jan 11, 2011 at 06:32 PM about the 2003 Ford Explorer XLT V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

rough idling when cold. hard to start. and when it starts the temp gauge immediatly goues hot/warm. after a minute or two the gauge returns back to normal/cold and the car runs like a champ.once car is fully hot. it starts every time first try.

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I would change the temp sensor, It will effect how the computer perceives what the engine is doing, so if its not reading correctly the computer won't know how to compensate.

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