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I changed head and cam om a 1989 honda civic lx.now it runs rough. whats the problem?

I was driving the car when the camshaft broke in half. I replaced the head and cam set the timing and got the car running. but now it runs real rough. what do I do next?

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Check for missing vacuum hoses. run fault codes to check for wires not properly connected . Have a compression test done as broken timing belts generally bend valves . IT may not be noticeable but will be enough to affect the engine performance.

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  • Bill Boyd Mar 24, 2014

    camshafts do not normally break in half unless they are not properly aligned in the support bushes in the head. This occurs when a head is machined to remove warpage and the cam shaft bearing supports are not line bored or shimmed correctly to relign the shaft from the head maching.

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