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Car won't start

I tried jumping the car with cables...it will start and stay cranked as long as I keep my foot on the gas. However as soon as I let the gas pedal go the car shuts off again. What could be the problem?

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Hey i got the same problem i think its a computer problem but i have not fixed it yet when i or you get it fixed i will post on here

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