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89 chevy celebrity 2.5 fourtech and it will start up strong for like 2 or 3 seconds then die. its not outta fuel or it wouldnt hit every time like it does and then die. we had to peel the column because the previous owner lost the keys and im not sure if a car that old has any security deal that will shut the engine down after it starts.

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Check fuel filter, gummed up carb. (I think that car still had a carb, if injectors, same issue, injectors could be all gummed up from old gas.)

What can happen, is fuel system can deliver or allow enough fuel to accumulate to start up the car, but it can't sustain the fuel delivery to keep the engine running.

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