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My 98 regal gs starts but shuts off after about 5 to 10 seconds

It has good pressure at the pump and filter so im thinking it the ignition or something. I bought i new chipped key for it but didnt help

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The car will most likely need new key barrel housing the conacts start to wear over time losing contact with the chip

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