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.