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91 Civic starts and shuts off

I have a 1991 Civic DX (5Spd). Recently, I started my car, and then it shut off about 1 second later. I tried again, and got the same result. I fired a 3rd time and got it to start. It runs normal after that. It has been doing this for a few days. Any ideas? Bad/Clogged injectors, spark plugs, alternator? Thanks for any help!

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Fuel filter could be the problem

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