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James, Ford Technician
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Experience:  Ford Senior Master Tech, Ford gas and diesel expert, ASE Certified
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Car at times wont start when first started in the morning,,after

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Car at times wont start when first started in the morning,,after priming with gas it will start and run for 3 to 5 days with no runs normal and performs well.. does not store any trouble codes in the computer either
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Customer: yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: just cked fuel pressure and computer for codes
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Ford Mechanic should know about your Ford?
Customer: the previous owner has replaced the TPS..fuel pump and mass air flow sensor
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.
Hello, when it starts hard in the morning you are losing fuel pressure. There is a check valve inside the fuel pump that holds fuel in the lines and rail for faster starting. When the check valve fails it will create a hard starting situation after the fuel bleeds back down. To correct the concern you need to replace the fuel pump.