Q: Q: Trouble starting

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My check engine light came on yesterday, so took it to get tested. It threw 4 codes but none of which should have kept it from starting. However when we went to leave it wouldn't start. We sat there for a few minutes then decided to try to jump it. The battery seemed fine but it finally started. Got it home shut it off and it wouldn't start again. This morning was going to take it to a mechanic friend to see if he could figure out the problem but now it starts but won't stay running. It dies within a couple seconds

My car has 86000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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