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Old Yard Man Rider-squeals when the key is turned on? Ran fine up until, I tried to start it this morning, checked the plugs, lines etc! Sounds like a car that is already running, and you try to turn it over again....That screach....

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Check the gear on top of your starter. Sounds like it may be stripped out.Let me know

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