Hard first start

I have 3.8 1994 Taurus Wagon (automatic) With about 200k on it. Normally my car starts right up. However recently I have noticed that when I go to start my car after sitting for several hours it is a little hard to
start. e.g.. 5-6 seconds of hard cranking. If it is warm then it starts up fine.
ALSO if I crank the car from cold for just 2 seconds and then stop, and then do it again it starts right up. Its like it wants to have one go at it first before getting serious.
What steps can I take to diagnose the problem? Do you think If I replaced wires and plugs that would make a difference. I don't think they have been replace in years. 3+ With electronic ignition I have not done this as freqently as on older cars. Am I barking up the wrong tree.
Advice.
Regards Steve
[7willie]
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The fuel pump is losing pressure. Turn the key on for a few seconds then crank. Also keeping your tank full will help.
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