If you have the tools, Check your battery voltage while sitting and compare it to your voltage while cranking. A fully charged (alternator charges it as you drive, battery should be fully charged after driving) battery should have 12.6v while sitting with the key off. Minimum voltage while cranking the engine is 9.6v. If the voltage is low while cranking, have you battery and charging system load tested to ensure they're correct. Also clean battery connections.
In all honesty, if you let the engine cool and it seems to start better, I would guess its the starter.
1996 F-350 4wd 7.3 5 speed Crew cab
1997 F-350 4wd 7.3 5 speed Regular cab Stage 1s
2002 Ranger Ext. Cab FX4
Originally Posted by Fx4wannabe01
I'm talking about the basic, standard *****. Fx4 ***** are completely different and big.