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Car cranks over but will not start

The car cranks over but will not start it has spark and has gas when you crank it over and then pull the plugs there is a lot of gas on the piston like it is geting to much gas it there a sensor or something that could cause it to do this i know it is sparking but it is like it is flooding and wont start

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Im not 100 percent sure , but if the car has an imobiliser sometimes if your car battery has lost a lot of charge the car will crank over , but will not have enough power to disengage the imobiliser. try jump leads to another car and see how you go .

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