My truck (1993 Ford Ranger 2.3L 2WD) is just as reluctant as me to get going in the morning. I’ll turn the key and it’ll crank away and do nothing. If I press down the gas while turning the key, I’ll eventually hear a sputter, then another, then another getting faster and faster until the thing finally starts, usually takes 30-45 seconds. Starts fine for the rest of the day.
Any clue what causes this or what I can do to make it happen less?
I replaced all 8 spark plugs fairly recently. I had a loose battery connection I thought might have something to do with it but I cleaned and tightened it and the problem persists. It also likes to burn oil but that’s less of a problem for me right now.
Additional info: I bought the truck secondhand but I’m fairly certain it’s had the engine replaced at some point. Also had an aftermarket exhaust installed.