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Old 10-21-2010
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Need help with an 05 4.0 sohc

I have an 05 with the 4.0. I have almost 115,000 miles on it. Until last Monday when I would go to start it it would start as soon as I turned key. Now i have have to turn key and hold it for a while. If they doesn't work I turn key off and try again and it usually starts. It's never not started yet. I changed my fuel filter. I also put new plugs and wires on it because I knew it was time. Once it starts it runs just fine. My only problem is when I go to start it. I am by no way a mechanic. I am just trying to save a buck. If anyone can point me in the right direction. It would help greatly. And if someone says test this part it would help if u could explain how to test it. Thanks again
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Missouri's getting colder, that might be the only problem.
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Do you hear the fuel pump humming as it should with the key on engine not started yet? If not, I would start by checking fuel pressure.
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Old 10-28-2010
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Is it turning over when you turn the key and hold, or is nothing happening when your turning the key. If it's just turning over you have bad starter, let me know
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