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The car starts and runs for about 3or4 seconds then dies. Its got its second new fuel pump, ignition module, and a new ignition switch. Please help me out before i pull the last of my hair out. Ive also checked all fuses and grounds. thanks

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Are you sure you checked all Grounds ? Did you check the computer ground off your main harness, two black terminal to Engine block ground bolt ? Clean them up and your problem is solved

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If it is injection clean your injectors i had it on my jaguiar the same

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