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Engine turns about half to three forths when trying to start, but then stops at compression point. New bat, fully charged. Bud oliver

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Use a timing gun to check the timing making sure it is in time sure plugs can cause this but im guessing same plugs that was in it before.check flywheel for damage this can be caused by many thing including warped crankshaft or camshaft sometimes a bad cam sensor can cause this but also can be caused by a weak starter or starter solenoid try turning key into run position get under hood and use screw driver on starter solenoid on fender wall to see if it cranks if so starter solenoid on starter or starter its self is bad this should be your first test also turn key to run position wait 2 seconds and turn off then back to run 3 to 4 times to prime the fuel

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Remove the spark plug
if it turns freely
wrong length plug reach
fluid on to of the piston causing hydraulic lock
if no change -- valve staying open and hitting top of piston

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