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I start the vehicle it will only stay running for maybe 10 seconds and then it shuts off and then it's hard to start

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Jessica Howe, Automotive Expert & Coach at


Thank you for writing in. There are several things you may want to look into. First, check for proper fuel pressure as your starting the vehicle. There may be an issue with the fuel pump or the fuel filter. Secondly, you will want to look into the ignition system. This includes the spark plugs, spark plug wires, and ignition coils. If none of the components listed above solve the issue, you will want to look further into the electronics and engine sensors. Good luck! 

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