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I replaced the head gasket, timing belt, water pump, and now

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I replaced the head gasket, timing belt, water pump, and now my engine starts but only after a few seconds dies.
JA: How many miles are on the car? What size is the engine?
Customer: 188000 and its a 1.7L
JA: What is the model of your '2147481646 Honda?
Customer: 2004 vp
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have double checked connecting wires vacuum lines. after that I have rechecked the timing and I have readjusted the valves.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: The engine runs when the cam position sensor is disconnected.
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Amedee replied 4 months ago.

Hello and welcome! My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question. If the engine runs with the cam sensor disconnected, then the engine timing is most likley off. I would remove the timing cover and recheck the timing marks. Do you need a diagram of the timing marks?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
It is a Civic Vin# *****
Expert:  Amedee replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Amedee replied 4 months ago.

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