Can a starter rope pull with the spark plug out?
With the spark plug out, it pulls all nice and smooth. If I hold it up by the cord,with the sparkplug in, it drops a couple inches then stops. The piston is not scored, nor the cylinder, nor the ring.
Why does my recoil starter kick back when I pull the cord?
It has a 5 hp Briggs and Stratton horizontal engine. The problem is that the recoil starter will kick back and literally jerk the pull cord handle out of your hand. This is not an occasional thing, it happens every time the pull cord is pulled.
What causes a car to kick back on start?
The wrong plug and paricularly a gap that is way too small can also cause kick back on start as can a mistimed cam and bad valves or valve lash but the key is the most common 95% cause and ight plug gap makes up 4% of the remaining.
Why does oil come out of the spark plug?
Be prepared for oil to come out of the engine through the spark plug hole. A shop rag placed over the hole will help to shield you from any oil spray. Jammed starter rope. The problem may be in the recoil starter itself. A tangled coil of rope or a broken spring may be the problem.
What should I do if my lawn mower spark plug is hard to pull?
You should pull the spark plug and see whether that makes it easier to turnover. If so, then that will help identify this issue — i.e. bent crank, versus a value sticking (such as the exhaust valve). Click to expand… thanks for the reply.
What causes a recoil starter to not start?
The carburetor mixes air and gas before the fuel mix goes to the engine. If the engine won’t start and the spark plug is getting spark, the carburetor is likely the problem. The recoil starter spins the engine on the log splitter when you pull the starter rope, and the rope retracts when released.
Why is the spark plug on my Chainsaw hard to pull?
When there is almost no resistance to pulling the chord with the spark plug removed, it is a safe bet that the bearings are fine, and the cylinder and piston are in an acceptable condition. If the spark plug is refitted and the cord remains seriously difficult to pull, then the exhaust system needs some attention.
Why is my starter cord so hard to pull?
It may just be the reason the pulling of the starter cord is getting so difficult and it also will present the opportunity of examining the starter pulley and mechanism. After carefully removing the cover of the starter pulley you need to check on the condition of the springs and the fitting of the pulley.