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What Maintainance Do I Need?

I'm the original over of a 2006 Ford Ranger 2WD SuperCab. I have put 113K on it. I have done nothing to it except tires, fresh fluids, and currently changing plugs and wires for the first time, and a fresh batter late last year.

It has given me ZERO problems in this time. Amazing machine. Couldn't be happier.

However, starting just before New Years Day (winter went to a whole new level in NC starting Christmas) it started taking a few seconds to crank. Making this worse, I wor k3rd shift and leave home at 1AM, so it's literally the cold of the night when I'm trying to crank it. What I've done to cure the problem:

- Battery tested and it's good.

- Fuel treatment, really seemed to help by cutting the crank time from 8-10 seconds to 3-4 seconds.

- Got 4 of the 6 plugs and wires changed, but it started to storm so I'll be finishing the job this weekend.

The fuel treatment and wires were done the same day, so I can't say which one helped more.

This is my first automobile (I'm 24), so I'm just trying to develope my mechanics chops and don't know much. Learning as I go. Anything I need to have checked or changed after 113K miles, any help ... anything is welcome. Thanks in advance.
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Fuel filter couldn't hurt.
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That was suggested at AutoZone, too. That is the one filter I have never changed or been made familiar with ... I definitely plan to get familiar with it and changed next week. :) Thanks.
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No problem, investing in a Haynes manual for your truck probally wouldn't be a bad idea..
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X2 on the fule filter. 30,000 mile intervals is the recommended schedule for those I believe. Induction cleaning would be a good idea as well. If you have the owners manual, look @ the maintenance intervals and you'll get an idea what is needed.
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