Q: Q: engine cranks over but won't start

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When turning the key on the engine cranks over but won't start. There is no spark and the tac meter doesn't register any rpm when the motor cranks over. I changed out the crank sensor and the fuel pump assembly and it still does the same thing. It has a coil for each spark plug and they are not sparking. Also after cranking the engine over for a long time, I don't smell any gasoline under the hood. What is wrong?

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