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Snow blower From the last tip the cylinder behind the pulley was moving, and i was trying to automatically start it, then it froze up again, do you still think i need a new engine.

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Make sure that the ignition coil is not draging on the flywheel. Older engines had the ignition coil behind the flywheel. sometimes the magnets separate from the flywheel and jam the engine from turning over. If this checks out ok, the engine should then be totaly dissassembled for inspection. Depending on the damage found and the cost of repair, you'll need to decide which repair is the most cost efficiant way to go. Also look at the rest of the machine for its overall condition. It might just be wiser to replace the entire unit.

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