Hard Time Starting
I have a 2006 Ford Ranger 3.0. The last month, I've had a hell of a time starting it. Once it has been started, it will restart no problem. If it hasn't ran in the past half hour, it take 10-15 seconds to crank. Sometimes it even makes a grinding noise. Any ideas what this could be?
Battery was bought in September. I thought it might be that, and AutoZone even suggested it may be. It's an Ever Start with 2 year warrenty, WalMart put the test to it and it's easily surpassing it's own performance specs.
I have recently replaced all fluids (including anti-freeze), plugs and wires (used double platinum AutoLites), air filter, fuel filter, and oil filter. I also used the AutoZone recommended fuel treatment for my truck. None of it touched my starting problem. Other than the initial start, it runs like a real dream.
2006 Ranger, 114k miles. Any suggestions?