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Car won't start/fire up

I have changed the battery, camshaft sensor and crankshaft position sensor but the car still won't fire and start. It tries to start but won't fire up. Ignition coil pack is good, plugs are good and so are ignition wires. Don't think it's the timing b/c it's not spinning twice as fast when you try to crank it. I'm thinking it is something w/the fuel delivery system. How can I check and what is recommended? Is there a way to check fuel pressure? The RPM meter does not move when you try to crank the car.

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