Originally Posted by CCRBUM
what it does and when you turn the key to start the engine it has a rough time getting going and then starts but when you let go of the key and it rolls back into the run position it shuts its self off!
What you describe could be the "ballast resistor". Memory doesn't serve me correctly here, but it would be either on the firewall or on the side of the engine bay. A cream colored ceramic resistor.
I would try jumpering that resistor with a small piece of wire. It is completely safe to to do this as the ballast resistor is basically there to reduce noise in the fuel pump circuit.
A bad ballast resistor will work when the key is in the START position (allow fuel), but as soon as you let off the key, it will stop fuel delivery.
It could be something else but you must eliminate the ballast resistor first. Start there.