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Car turns over but won't start

I’ve got a 2001 Nissan Maxima. Yesterday I go out to start it and it turns over fine, but it won’t start. I don’t think it’s the fuel pump cause I can smell gas. This car has a coil on each of the six plugs, so if it was a coil won’t at least the five working cylinders get it started?

If you smell gas under the hood you may have a fuel regulator leak.

Remove the vacuum hose. If fuel comes out, replace it.