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Old September 7th, 2010, 07:55 PM   #1
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1997 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 Starting Problems

My friend has a 1997 Ford Explorer with the 4.0L V6 engine and shes having a lot of trouble trying to start it when its under 20* out. Its in good shape and only has 110k miles, but it cranks really slow when on those cold winter mornings. They battery and starter are for sure both good, and it has the right type of oil in it, so what else would cause it to crank slow as soon as it hits about 20*? It always starts up with no problems during the summer.
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Old September 7th, 2010, 09:17 PM   #2
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how do you know the battery and starter are good? has the battery been load tested? has the cranking amp draw been tested?

next check into the cables, but they generally dont cause problems only when cold. That is more often then not a battery problem.
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