i think it may be the fuel pump; what do you think?
The most common cause for hard starts is cold weather. Batteries have different amounts of cold cranking amps. You may need to get a bigger battery with more cold cranking amp power.
The 2001 Ford Explorer Sport ( the Sport is the 2 door model of the Explorer ) came from the factory with the ( Motorcraft BXT-65-650 battery ) * that's BCI group size 65 , 650 cold cranking amps *
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On 3.0L and 4.0L engines, the PCV valve is mounted in the valve cover near the brake booster. - Haynes Repair Manual #36071 - 1993-2005 Ford Ranger Pickups.
I have a 1995 Ford EXPLORER that also has the 4.0 litre , EFI , V6 engine and I have always used a Ford Motorcraft battery that is ( 650 cold cranking amps ) * it seems to be quite adequate
A 2001 Ford Windstar came from from the factory with the : Motorcraft BXT-65-650 battery or the optional BXT-65-750 battery That's BCI group size 65 , 650 or 750 cold cranking amps
BCI group size ( 65 ) 650 CCA ( cold cranking amps )
65 series battery, at least 650 cold cranking amps.
the cold cranking amp minimuim would be 550CCA
BCI group size 59 ( such as Motorcraft BXT-59 ) 540 cold cranking amps
Quit trying to start my Ford Ranger! Is your Ranger cranking slow (low battery), not cranking (dead battery, bad starter), cranking good but not getting gas (clogs, no gas in tank, bad fuel pump), not getting spark (plugs, wires, coil), or what?
It came from the factory with a 650 cold cranking amp battery
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The cold cranking amps that are required to start your Ford 2.5 liter engine is dependent upon the outside temperature. 450 cranking amps are required at a temperature of 32 degrees.
The specification calls for 650 cold cranking amps (CCA) - but with batteries: more is better.
It came from the factory with a ( 650 ) cold cranking amp battery , according to the Owner Guide