Shut off while driving and will not start

Tiny
LUKIBLUE1
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  • 2008 MAZDA RX8
  • 2.6L
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 57,450 MILES
Hi, I was driving my car (listed above 40th anniversary) home and engine light came on then it shut off. I tried to start it back but it just cranks. I saw on some videos that it might be flooded, so I charged the car with other car and after eight or ten times tried to started, I tried to rev the car for like ten minutes but when I let go of the gas pedal it shuts off and will not start unless I do it all over again. Please help me.
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Sunday, September 9th, 2018 AT 6:45 PM

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Tiny
DANNY L
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Hello, I am Danny.

The Check Engine Light means there is a code stored in the cars computer. That code will tell where to start looking for the vehicle's poorly running symptoms. If you have access to a scanner/code reader if you could get back to us with the code numbers we would be happy to help. If you do not have access to one your local auto parts stores (Pep Boys, Autozone, O'Reilly's) will do a scan for free. I have attached a tutorial showing what is involved in the process. Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.
Danny-

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/checking-a-service-engine-soon-or-check-engine-light-on-or-flashing
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Sunday, September 9th, 2018 AT 6:57 PM
Tiny
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Hi and thank you for your reply. I have obd2 wifi it can check for codes. I will check and will get back to you.
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Sunday, September 9th, 2018 AT 7:21 PM
Tiny
LUKIBLUE1
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Hi, there is only one fault code its (U0073) which means my OBD was not working good. Any other suggestions? I cannot take the car because it does not start. It only starts if other car will charge it and then it will shut off when idle.
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Sunday, September 9th, 2018 AT 8:11 PM
Tiny
DANNY L
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Hello again.

Well, Since you cannot check codes I am attaching steps on how to check why your OBD is not reading. There are almost twenty pictures. Hope this helps and feel free to ask any questions if needed. Thanks again for using 2CarPros.
Danny-
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Monday, September 10th, 2018 AT 1:23 PM

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