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Engine starts cut off

I have a C1 D . 1.4 engine turns over and starts first time but then dies it then takes three or four tries to restart giving the impression that it will stall if I drive off. It seems that it's not firing up correctly

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Have the fuel pump checked
May also be a faulty injector.
Have a diagnostic check carried out.

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