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Was driving and engine died. Will restart and run for 2-3 second and die.

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3 things could cause it 1st fuel filter, 2nd sensor 3rd catalytic converter is plugged up,, if 3rd get a hammer and bang it hard a few times to release some of the chunks loose ,,
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