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Old 02-07-2015
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3.0 starts but takes a few seconds

Everytime I start the truck it takes a few seconds but it fires up and runs just fine. What could help fix this?!
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Ford computers only turn on the fuel pump for 2 seconds when key is turned on, it doesn't come on again until engine starts.

So you could be losing a bit of fuel pressure when engine sits.
To test if this is the reason:
Turn key on, count to 3, turn key off
Repeat 2 more times
Now try to start engine
If it fires right up then you are losing pressure, you will need to get/rent a fuel pressure gauge to try and ID where it might be leaking, but if you smell fuel it would be easier to find, lol.

If it still takes a few seconds to start then I would look at the spark system
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The people I bought from said its been sitting in the garage for about 6 months and haven't been driven only started rarely
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Do as RonD suggests.
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