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Engine turns over but wont start

Battery died 3 months ago. Replaced the battery last weekend. Car was running when battery died (left light on by mistake, battery was so old, would not jump start or take a charge). After 3 months, replaced battery. It turns over but wont start. I have pulled, inspected, gapped and reinstalled the plugs. I put a timing light on the plug wire and the light flashes when the engine turns over. I uncapped the test valve on the fuel rail and have fuel, but do not have a gauge to check the pressure. After a long time with NO DC power is there anything I should reset? Where do I look next. The car was driven 3 days a week before battery died, then I switched to a second vehicle.

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    HAS FUEL, STARTS EVERY TIME AND DIES WITHIN SECONDS EVEN WITH ACCELERATOR DEPRESSED. NO CHECK ENGINE LIGHT.

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When you changed the Battery you likely have "erased" the computers memory and the security system I might try locking all the doors and opening them with the key, see the security system shuts off the fuel injectors and even though you have spark and fuel at the rail the injectors are not allowing fuel to the cylinders.
You can confirm this by spraying some carb cleaner into the air intake and crank it over see if it tries to start. This will tell you if its a fuel problem for sure.

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Check the cam sensor and crankshaft sensor. If either of these are defective the engine will not start or may start intermittenly.

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Thanks,not sure but i think you may have answerd my question,i will try locking unlocking door,im sure its just a reseting issue,i know its not mechanical,the old girl has been fine until the battery went flat(new battery)by the way.Its just i dont drive her frequently.

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