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Comes on and then turns off

My dad has a 1991 Geo Prizm which has been sitting in our garage for the past 3 years and has over 100,000 on the odometer. Recently my dad wanted to start it up so he replaced the battery and fuel filter. When he twists the key into the START position, the car turns on but as soon as he lets the key go back into the ON position, the car turns off. What could be the issue?

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Being you replaced the fuel pump and that had no effect I would now check if you have spark if theres no spark check your distributor or coil packs if you have coil packs check the crankshaft position sensor that sensor if its bad could cause a no spark condition...

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