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Starting while cold
Don't know if a 2000 is affected but you might want to research potential Ford sparkplug problems.

A Ford specific forum would be a good resource for info, like the Ford Truck Enthusiasts forum (link below).
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"Come to terms with thy ass for it bares thee." Ha! Ha! We all pay for lack of maintenance in the end.
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We stayed where it was cold in New Mexico and it didn’t do it. Started right up in the morning while colder than 20 degrees.

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Van Man Dave (01-02-2018)
Yep, tune up with all the filters changed and I'd also change the oil and add Lucas oil additive in the correct quantity according to how much oil you hold to the crankcase. Lucas keeps a film of lubricant on all the surfaces so when you start up your engine the metal on metal is protected until your oil pressure builds up. Also, depending on how cold it is getting in your area, I would add some Heat or similar fuel additive to prevent the water in the fuel from freezing up. We like to think our gasoline is always top quality but sadly it isn't the case.
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Sometimes the check valves on the fuel pump go bad. You loose fuel pressure at the fuel rail because the fuel leaks back into the tank. One way to test it is to pressurize the system (ie activate/energize the fuel pump) for 5-10 seconds when it's cold and then try starting it.
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Also clean the battery cables on both ends; make sure they are free of corrosion and are in good condition. How old is your battery? Older than six years, you’re asking for starting difficulties especially in cold weather when batteries become more inefficient.

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If you do a tune up go to a dealer or someone with the special tool to remove the plug.

We had a customer several years ago that got her 2005 Ford Expedition with a 5.4 tuned up in TX. She brought it to us in TN where she lived. The TX shop broke a plug stripped out the tube trying to remove it. Then did a tap and die trying to cover it up. Where did the metal shavings go? Into the combustion chamber most likely. That plug had a heliocoil on it by the time we saw her and she had to get a new engine because of compression issues. If you get a tune up on the 5.4 make sure they know what to do and have the right tools.

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