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Oldsmobile wont start

Hey man you said yo needed more info. well it will start sometimes but after a sec or so it dies again. changed battery and fuel filter still have same problem

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If your not sure whether it's getting fuel or not, can you at least hear any short hum sound from rear of car when you turn key to on position without starting it? Try this too, take air intake hose off where it attaches to yur throttle body intake. Engine off, open the plate to air inlet at front of throttle body slightly & spray some, not a lot (about 1 or 2 seconds at most) of WD-40 inside, then go around and try to start it. If it fires up & runs a few seconds, my guess is you have no power going to pump from relay, or pump is shot. Lets try this first & let me know what happens

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