Q: Truck taking longer to crank than it normally does

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I bought a Ford F150 a little while ago. The past several days, when I try to start the truck, it has been taking longer to crank than it normally does. It just started to do this, and I haven't had any problems with it before. Is this a starter/battery issue? The dealer said "Well, if it starts, it's fine". I am not happy with their service.

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