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08-04-2007 05:12 PM
muskratjames I wouldn't worry. Starts faster than my '92 Bronco did...

Fastest starting car was my '68, when that thing was warmed up, it would fire before the first crank even finished (cold was a different story :D ).

Yeah, I bought mine in April with 37k miles and have already put 5k miles on her...that's a whole year's worth of mileage in a normal year for me in just 3 months and a week, although 2k of those was because of a roadtrip up to Illinois, so I'm telling myself that doesn't count
08-04-2007 04:22 PM
focusjosh im almost at 51k on my 04 and it starts like that also i drive to much :D but i cant help it!
08-04-2007 03:03 PM
BlkMamba03 Some days it starts right up,some it takes a few cranks.I am reaching 50 thousand miles on my 03 svtf ,am the original owner and it has done the funny start from the beginning. I tried to see if weather was a factor but it was not. After 4 years it still runs better than ever on the track and street.
08-04-2007 10:28 AM
WitchCitySVT Mine starts slow too and all you low milage guys can kiss my 52k butt. Some of us like to drive our cars.
08-04-2007 08:13 AM
NJSVTGUY Your fuel press may not be holding after shut down. Turn key 1/2 way twice then full to start. lets pump build up press.
08-04-2007 05:56 AM
cronus1987 Mine was has always started slow; Even now with a new alternator and battery and freshly cleaned terminals. I used to drive a 95 camry and it wouldn't turn the engine really fast and start nearly immediately. Mine's sort of a thunk thunk thunk thunk th'vroooom! ...I like the vroom.

I've heard if you get a 4gauge ground kit it'll start a little faster. Or maybe just turn the engine a little quiker.
08-04-2007 12:50 AM
03SVTFoci I have an 03 with 18,900 miles. I bought it new in Sept. 03. Its a summer drive and in a climate controled environment during the winters in Michigan. As for the slow starting, my battery terminals were pretty nasty so I cleaned them. Turns over on the 3 try. Original motorcraft battery.
08-03-2007 11:53 PM
josejsanchez But I Love My Focus!!
08-03-2007 11:52 PM
josejsanchez Yeah Mine Sometimes Takes A Couple Of Seconds To Start. Hmmm....
08-03-2007 11:17 PM
FrozenFoci Yup, normal. Since I bought her at 12k miles, still doin the same at 52k 20 months later. Never had any problems with the longer starting though.
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