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It's not the battery or the alternator. The battery posts are clean and has a good ground. When the motor is cool it starts right up. After driving the car for 10 minutes. Shut it off and then try to start it, it will barely starts. It cranks but doesn't want to start. The injectors, spark plugs, fuel pump, MAF are two years old. I just got the Art true dual exhaust put on last year. Could the heat from the exhaust be getting the starter to hot? There is a little room around the starter. Or is it just time for a new starter?
 

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The job of the starter is just to turn the engine. If it sounds normal ie. turns it at a normal or reasonably normal speed, it's not the starter.

I'm far from an expert mind you, but I would look at something like fuel pressure. Maybe if the regulator gets hot it hangs open allowing the pressure to bleed off?
 

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The fuel pressure stays at 40psi in idle. There is only 16,000 miles on the regulator. I'm also having a idle problem. It idles ok in park but as soon as you put it in gear the rpm's drop but the car doesn't die. In gear it idles a little rough. Could the regulator be causing the rough idle too?
 

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The fuel pressure stays at 40psi in idle. There is only 16,000 miles on the regulator. I'm also having a idle problem. It idles ok in park but as soon as you put it in gear the rpm's drop but the car doesn't die. In gear it idles a little rough. Could the regulator be causing the rough idle too?
The fuel system has to be able to maintain pressure when the engine is shut off and still hot...if not, the fuel will vaporise in the lines and cause a situation like you describe. Leaky injectors or check valve will allow pressure "bleed-off" causing a poor hot restart. Dirty/leaky injectors can also cause a rough idle. Faulty engine temp sensor can raise hell, too!

DR:cool:
 

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My money is on the starter. I had this problem with an older car. Starter was bad. High temps caused an expansion somewhere and the starter couldn't engage.
 

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Now when I pulled the car out of the garage and shut it off it didn't start at all. It just cranked and cranked. I opened the hood and looked for any loose wires or vacuum leaks but didn't see any. So I then tried to restart the car and it started. I shut it of again and restarted it. I think it's the starter. I'm going to have it replaced this week.
 

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Took the car to Ford this morning and now its not acting up. It's starting ok now. They are going to hold on to the car till tomorrow and see if it acts up. They think it might be the crank sensor but there not sure. They said its not the starter. So now I get to wait and see.:(
 

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Yea I think its the crank sensor for sure becuz my friends car was doing the same thing( after a while of driving it would shut and the sensor would cool then it would start right up) and she replaced it today and there are no problems.

ITS YOUR CRANK SENOR FOR SURE!!!
 

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I picked up the car today and it started for them ok. They looked at it for 4 hrs and couldn't find a problem. They said it wasn't the crank sensor, it might be the IAC but there not sure. They said drive it till it won't start or starts throwing a check engine light. Great!:rolleyes: Now I get to wait till I'm stranded some where.
 

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Drove the car all day today and no problems. Starts right up. The problem went away by itself I guess.
 
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