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I got a 1996 geo, wont run for along time

I got a 1996 geo, I can go start it up and it idles perfect. I will go and drive it around my yard a couple times. Then it will spit and sputter and quit. then you try to start it wide away, and it doesnt. So I have to wait a whole day to start it again. and it does the samething.

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Two sensors in question . Coolant temp sensor and MAF sensor Maf can be cleaned with crc electrical spray. do not use compressed airor water. spray only. Do not touch rub or brush, Tmaf is dellicate and expensive Locat in intake ducting. Wires shoul give it's exact location in metal section. Do it first. Good Luck Ned

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