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Q: Vehicles starts but dies

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My vehicle will start, but not continue to run.

There may be a couple of different things that could cause the start then stall. The fuel pump and filter are the most common cause of a stall, or no start, but the mass air flow sensor can also cause start and stall symptoms. You could be losing fuel pressure, the mass air flow sensor could be malfunctioning, or the intake tube between the throttle body and mass air flow sensor may have an air leak. I recommend that you have a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, check your vehicle out for an accurate diagnosis of your stalling issue, and go from there.

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