Q: Crank but no start

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Turns over but doesn't start had this problem a couple weeks ago then put in new spark plugs and then it started but now it's having the same problem where it turns over but won't start
My car has a manual transmission.

Hi there. This problem might be cause by an ignition system component failure, such as a crankshaft or cam position sensor. It’s also possible that a fuel system component might be the source of your issue. It’s best to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location and complete a car is hard to start inspection, so they can determine the source of your issue.

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