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87 rx7 non tubo starts shuts down

Stop running 3 years ago, started working on it now due to illness. did all the flooding tricks,change coil packs wouldn't start. change the computer now it starts for a secounds and shuts down.

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My advice. Sounds like Electrical obviously. But many can lead to one or one problem to many. I would seriously not consider repairing it just get another motor put in. They are not expensive. locations everywhere and cheap and good.

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