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James, Ford Technician
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F250, 2004, 5.4L having starting problems that are related

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F250, 2004, 5.4L having starting problems that are related to when the vehicle set for long periods of time. Cranks over and had to use starting fluid to get it started. Discovered cycling the key on then three or four times then the truck will start. Replaced the fuel pump and started fine for 4 or 5 days then went back to hard starting again. what shoild I look for next
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

Hello, what kind of fuel pump did you use?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.


Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

If it was just the pump it may not fix your concern. In order to fix it you want a pump assembly that includes the pickup tube and sender. This is what you need to correct your concern. When you removed the fuel pump you probably knocked the check valve loose. That is what causes the fuel system to lose its prime and cause a hard start after a cold soak.

Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

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