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CPS? Car starts but shuts right off

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so my car was running completely fine until i wasnt using it for like 2-3 months...i went on a quick little <2 mile drive within my town and it just stalled on me...turns on and then stalls a little later and eventually wouldnt even turn over again...i pushed it to my house just one block away then it started again...

i try again a few days later and it turns over but shuts right off...and keeps doing it until i get lucky and it may stay on...i go for a little drive and it stalls at idle...

ive already tried cleaning the MAF and it made 0 difference so can this be the CPS or probably something with my messed up custom turbo? lol how can this just suddenly happen when the car was running completely fine? i just didnt use it for 2-3 months and this started suddenly occurring
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The suggestions above are all good - I went through those a few months ago. My issue with your same symptoms was a loose ground cable at the battery terminal. In fact, while it appeared fairly tight, the clamp (off the - was not stock) was cylindrical, whereas the battery terminal is slightly tapered. This made for a poor/loose connection that miffed me in what was going on (had the car towed out of my garage to the shop, only to start off just fine off the flat bed). A quick check; just my 2 cents of input.
My car did die suddenly, and unexpectedly. I did not have stalling problems, though, to which I would say some of the other suggestions may better address that. However, I did have an MB tech out in the midst of all of this - only to tell me everything looked good as well, possible bad cell (which there was not, add to it my battery was less than 3 months old).
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