Will not accelerate after repairing cylinder head

Tiny
WILLIAMD00
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  • 1992 NISSAN SENTRA
  • 1.6L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 262,050 MILES
After repairing the cylinder head and put car back together car starts and idles but immediately shuts off when gas pedal is pressed.
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Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 AT 7:48 PM

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Tiny
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Welcome to 2CarPros.

Have you checked for vacuum leaks? Also, does it idle smoothly? Have you checked fuel pressure?

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-an-engine-vacuum-gauge

Next, I attached three pics of timing marks. Make sure they were where you set everything.

If possible, can you record what is happening so I can hear the engine idle and what happens when you hit the gas?

Let me know.

Joe

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Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 AT 8:42 PM
Tiny
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Thanks Joe. Okay, here's a clip maybe you can shed some light end end my weeks long headache. Also there's no check engine light on. Thanks again
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Thursday, July 18th, 2019 AT 11:03 PM
Tiny
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Welcome back:

Did you upload something? If so, it's didn't come through.

Joe
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Friday, July 19th, 2019 AT 6:32 PM
Tiny
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Okay, I'll try again having some phone issues.
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Friday, July 19th, 2019 AT 6:42 PM
Tiny
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Not a problem. I will watch for your reply.

Take care,
Joe
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Friday, July 19th, 2019 AT 7:18 PM
Tiny
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I think I got it this time. Also the check engine light is not on. Thanks again
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Saturday, July 20th, 2019 AT 1:45 AM
Tiny
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Welcome back:

It honestly sounds like I hear a knocking. Any smoke from the exhaust? Any coolant usage? What was done to the head? Also, are you certain you have the timing right?

If you could, let me know what was done to the head and if it was removed completely.

Joe
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Saturday, July 20th, 2019 AT 9:19 PM
Tiny
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The previous one that I replaced blew a valve stem seal so I swapped it out.
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Saturday, July 20th, 2019 AT 11:29 PM
Tiny
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Are you confident about the timing? Also, did you replace the variable valve timing control solenoid?

I attached two pics. The first shows the VTC solenoid location. The second shows how to check one. Here are the directions for testing:

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1. Disconnect the solenoid connector.
2. Apply battery voltage to the terminals as shown.
3. The solenoid should make a clicking sound when voltage is applied and released.
4. Make sure that the plunger shaft protrudes.
Replace the solenoid if it fails the above test.

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Let me know.

Joe
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Saturday, July 20th, 2019 AT 11:37 PM
Tiny
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Thanks a lot. Well the timing I want to say yes I feel confident, but I'm not certain maybe 98%. I did three times I believe and no I didn't replace the valve it failed. So I'm going to replace I'll let you know what happened.
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Sunday, July 21st, 2019 AT 7:20 AM
Tiny
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Lets do a compression test to see if we have all cylinders. Here is a guide:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-engine-compression

Please run down this guide and report back.
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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 AT 2:39 PM

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