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My electric starter will not rotate engine until I rotate the engine past the compression stroke manually. What do I do to fix it?
I worked at a tool rental center while attending college and encountered the problem that you are having many times. The problem was caused be a variety of issues however can be determined by checking the following:
Worn starter motor bearings that would be indicated by higher than normal amp draw. Check for hot starter motor or hot cables.
Weak battery. The battery should be removed and tested for free at auto parts store. The battery should be replace every season to extend the life of the starter motor.
Belts or hydraulic pump that is not fully releasing from engine pulley or output shaft. Remove the spark plugs from the engine and tune engine by hand, it should turn rather freely.
Finally, compression release feature of engine is not working properly. Check engine service manual for proper adjustment of valves so that compression release will work. Finally check oil level for over full. Too much oil will raise compression. Good luck with your problem and email for more info.
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
Had same problem, thought it was the battery, so i replaced it. Then I noticed a flash under the fender when I tried to start it with the new battery. Turned out to be a loose battery ground wire. Tightened it and now it cranks fine.
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
You may want to check to see if your battery has enough charge to it. If the battery isn't fully charged it won'be enough to make the starter spin fast enough to start the engine
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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