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Not starting recently my cobra has been having idle'ing issues. i would start it up and it would immediately die. I would have to rev it real high to just to keep it started. I dont know if there was a clog in the line or something or it was the fuel filter but it did it alot. I changed the fuel filter out and my fuel pump was good. shortly after it started doing it again and one time i had to keep giving it gas just to keep it from dying on me so I could drive it home. I stored it for the winter and went to start it up and now it doesnt even start. The battery is not an issue my friend and I made sure of that. It is getting fuel I can smell it its just not turning over. When I turn the key it just sounds like the starter is cranking but nothing is igniting the fuel so it doesnt start. Does anyone have any ideas of what this might be? I was gonna change out the spark plugs and see about a new starter but wanted some more input. I dont know much about cars

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It could be the spark plugs, but probably more serious than that. If you scan it for DTC's (trouble codes) it will probably narrow the issues down for you. The problem could range from the plugs, through the entire ignition system and maybe even the computer. A lot of the parts can be tested prior to replacement too, so you may want to have things like the coil checked unless you feel like buying new anyway. Get the codes if you can it will save you a lot of time and money by narrowing the problem down first.

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