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Car starts then dies

My car is a 1996 mazda 626 and when it starts it dies just about stright away sounds like it is getting bogged down like when trying to take off in a high gear and the revs dont get much above 700 rpm.

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Have your car recently paid a visit to the car wash? Did it start shutting down after you washed the bonnet?
If so then open the bonnet and dry out all the spark tops. Also check the wires for any leakage. Let someone start the car and your pay attention to the type of sound your car makes when dying. If its like a 'spark cackling' type of sound then its the problem with the spark plug assembly.
If spark system is OK then check the muffler for any clogging.
Check and replace air filter if found clogged with dirt.
Start the car and see if it continues to run at idle. Then depress the accelerator pedal and see if it dies.
If it runs at idle but dies when you depress gas pedal then check the fuel filter.
You might have some moisture in the fuel tank. If this is so then you need to remove all the fuel and clean the tank.

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Check the air flow meter,and the idle air control valve.check all the sensors for bad connections.

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