Paula Fortier (Merrimac, New Hampshire) - 1987 Ford Ranger
Paula occasionally has trouble starting her car. She turns the key, and holds her foot on the gas, hears popping sounds for two to three minutes which get faster, then car finally starts, and runs fine. Usually happens when it’s wet. The problem is the secondary ignition, car not firing on all cylinders right away. Could be bad spark plug wires, spark plugs, coil, or distributor cap. She may want to go for a full-blown tune-up.