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When you start the car it turns over but as soon as you release the key it dies. the car is a 1987 cuick century 2.8liter v6

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Try rapping the mass air flow box located between the air filter box and throttle body assembly. if it affects running it's probably bad. VERY common problem. so common there may be a replacement chip for the inside of the computer that bypasses it altogether using the map sensor instead.

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