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Put in new timing chain fuel pump,car run but it back fire sound time,it crank right back up,i chance the mass air flow run the shut off again

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You really need to start with basic troubleshooting. Is there spark to the spark plugs? Do you hear the fuel pump prime during initial Key On & during Engine Cranking?

Why did you change the MAF (mass airflow sensor)?

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