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Starts, then quits after 2 or 3 seconds

Starts, but once key released,quits after two or three seconds. quits even if starter is kept engaged after two or three seconds

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If the engine keeps running when the starter is kept engage, it is an ignition switch problem but in this case it looks to me as an ECM problem.

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