Car will start, but then shut off with-in two seconds.

Tiny
RANDUN13
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  • 2005 HONDA CIVIC
  • 106,000 MILES
Whether letting it idle on own or revving it, will still shut off after same time amount.

I just did some 'routine' maintenance to prevent any problems on an up-coming road trip. I replaced the drive belts, timing belt, alternator, and installed a K&N Intake kit. Also did a motor oil, coolant, and MTF change.

The car starts quickly as usual every time, but seems to shut itself off after almost 2 seconds. Doesn't matter whether 500 or 5,000 rpm. The engine is a 1.7 liter SOHC
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Thursday, May 24th, 2012 AT 4:11 PM

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Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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Recheck air intake installiation may want to reinstall OEM
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Thursday, May 24th, 2012 AT 9:10 PM
Tiny
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I did that tonight, but the issue still remains. Also tried holding the ignition after car started to see if it perhaps would tell me something, but it still dies after seconds.
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Friday, May 25th, 2012 AT 4:17 AM
Tiny
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If this started after repairs check to see if a sensor is diconnected also is check engine light on?
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Friday, May 25th, 2012 AT 6:20 PM
Tiny
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All sensors have been cleaned and connected. Check engine light does not remain on. Just re-checked all vacuum lines, they seem good. I'm inclined to think it's the fuel pump or pump relay, but those both tested functional. What energizes the fuel pump relay, that could be the source of my malfunction?
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Friday, May 25th, 2012 AT 6:27 PM
Tiny
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The computer closes relay. Do you have way to check fuel pressure? Will it restart after shuit down? Is there spark after it dies?
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Friday, May 25th, 2012 AT 6:36 PM
Tiny
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It does restart after shut down, every time. There is spark after shut down. While I was at work my brother tested the fuel pressure and said it was normal, though I haven't tested it myself.
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Friday, May 25th, 2012 AT 6:56 PM
Tiny
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Would help to check for codes you said Timming belt replaced right? Would help if knew what stops spark or fuel. Hook up guage for fuel see if pressure drops off when it dies
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Friday, May 25th, 2012 AT 7:14 PM
Tiny
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The computer is showing no codes when I scan it, I'll check to see if the fuel pressure drops after engine dying.
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Friday, May 25th, 2012 AT 7:32 PM
Tiny
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O.K. Going to contact a buddy that is great on Hondas so you maybe geating a posy from klow
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Friday, May 25th, 2012 AT 8:36 PM
Tiny
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Check the pickup coils in the distributor and also the distributor shaft
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Saturday, May 26th, 2012 AT 3:30 AM
Tiny
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Recheck the timing belt synchronisation.

Pay attention to the crank and cam sensors. Ensure the wireharness are not puinched and are not damaged by being brushed by the pullies or drive belts.

This engine should be DIS system so no distributors to check.
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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 AT 5:11 PM
Tiny
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Yesterday I went ahead and just 're-did' everything I did, and it's running perfectly now. However I do think you were spot on with it having to do with the timing belt or sensors.
Thanks a ton!
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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 AT 5:43 PM
Tiny
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(And you're correct, no distributor)
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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 AT 5:44 PM
Tiny
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Glad to know you have the problem fixed. Have a great weekend.
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Friday, June 1st, 2012 AT 1:12 PM
Tiny
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I'm going thru the same issue I have a 2002 honda civic stick shift we tried to put in a new fuel pump but it still did the same need help
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Thursday, April 5th, 2018 AT 1:34 PM
Tiny
KEN
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Okay can I ask if the security light is flashing next we will need to run the codes. It looks like the crankshaft sensor fixed his problem here is a guide to help you see what you are in for when changing the crankshaft sensor.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/crankshaft-angle-sensor-replacement

Here is the location for your car (below)

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken
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Monday, April 9th, 2018 AT 1:02 PM

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