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Why cant I pull the starter cord

The starter cord cant be pulled at all until spark plug is removed then it is easily pulled shooting out the plug hole

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Sounds like wrong spark plug

Posted on Mar 04, 2015

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If its on the compression stroke when you are pulling it will be hard to pull it, because you're fighting against the compression of the engine, make sure the valves are at the correct position and not fully closed when you are pulling.

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