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The pull string will not retrack, only ran it once, it stalled and tried to go through steps and pul string won't come out.

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Find the little oil hole on top of the starter bracket. Squirt some "TriFlone" oil in there and tap the center of the starter with a big screwdriver handle. It should pop right back in -watch out for the rope handle-
If it doesn't- leave it parked in the sun- and by morning the temp change will probably release it. (this called "Spring Bound". in case you want to talk to a mechanic about it.

The worse case is the spring broke. That requires the removal of the starter and fitting a new "rattlesnake" back in there. You will understand that term if you try to do it yourself. But everybody started down the mechanic trail somehow.

Posted on May 26, 2011


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