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Engine will start, run for 3 minutes and dies. fuel pumps both are working, good spark, new wires,cap,rotor.

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Sounds maybe like a faulty air mass/flow meter. try replacing that & see how you go. just make sure the numbers match or contact a dealer to get a list of the superceeded numbers to cross over.

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2 Inspect Battery Cable Corroded, Broken, Shorted or Poorly Connected Battery Cable.
3 Inspect Fuel Filter Clogged or Dirty Fuel Filter.
3 Inspect Distributor Cap Distributor Cap Cracked or Burned.
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6 Inspect Wireset Worn, Damaged or Faulty Spark Plug Wire(s).
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8 Inspect Starter Starter Motor Faulty.
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10 Inspect Solenoid Switch Faulty Starter Solenoid Switch.
11 Inspect Relay - Fuel Pumpat Faulty Fuel Pump Relay.
12 Inspect Fuel Injector Pressure Regulator Faulty Fuel Injector Pressure Regulator.
13 Inspect Ignition Switch Improperly Connected or Faulty Ignition Switch.
14 Inspect Starter Drive Faulty Starter Drive.
15 Inspect Fuel Injector Dirty or Worn Fuel Injectors.
16 Inspect Fuel Pump Strainer Clogged or Dirty Fuel Pump Strainerat.
17 Inspect Engine Control Computer Incorrect Operating Information Being Delivered and Sent From The EEC.
18 Inspect Fuel Tank Fuel Tank Empty.
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