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96 318i turns over but want start

Drove my car to the store when i came out it wuoldnt start but it turns over went to change sparkplugs found oil in 1 3plug replaced all 4 plugs vehicle still wont start .not ful pump i can hear it running someone please help

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Needs Crank sensor, that's why you have no spark,this sensor controls reference for spark to plugs. Good

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