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When I start the car the engine cranks and then runs, but as soon as I step on the accelerator the engine switches off immediately.

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If the motor runs and after 2 seconds stops it could be an immobiliser problem. If it's only when you step on the accelerator it should be a fuel pressure problem. Check if the pump is working and if you have enough fuel pressure.

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