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1997 Sunfire real slow to crank, shuts down immediately

My Sunfire will not run!! It turns over several times before cranking, and then it immediately shuts down. I have replaced the fuel pump and the ECM. What is my next move?

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I would recommend having the ignition module tested. I have had one of these vehicles with the same problem and that is what fixed it.

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