Join Date: May 2009
Location: Bonney Lake, WA
Re: 2001 F150 won't start cold
Deb, it sounds to me like your idle air control valve is not working correctly. They get gummed up with carbon and stick sometimes. You can take them apart and clean them up. It is only two bolts and an electric plug to remove from the truck. If it is too nasty to clean, new valves are under $50. Real easy to replace as long as you can get to it.
1964 Galaxie 500XL, 352cid, Cruise-o-matic, 9in rear, white w/white interior, all original american iron as it came from the factory.
1992 F150, 5.0L, E4OD, 8.8in rear