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06-25-07, 02:10 PM   #1  
rope starter won't catch

My neighbor gave me his craftsman 2 stage snowblower to work on. its been sitting in his garage for 10 years. the rope starter thats on it and the replament he gave me don't work. neather catch the flywheel. Looks like the part of the pully with the teeth is to short to reach inside the cup/bowl thats mounted on the flywheel.I removed the blower housing and held the starter and pulled but it slips. Are both rope pulleys wrong and or is the cup damaged. heres some picks. Engine is a Tecumseh and the numbers are

143-646202 SER 4296R.

http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/7629/dcp1647fg4.jpg

http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/8241/dcp1648zg3.jpg

anyideas. what parts do I need.

 
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06-25-07, 06:33 PM   #2  
If it slips,that means that the rewind spring isn't catching on ether the back of the pulley or the anchor,(mounted in the starter housing).And the pic of the starter looks to me like the starter pawl is missing.The part that actually swings out to ingauge with the starter cup.

 
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06-25-07, 06:54 PM   #3  
Two problems, based on your pics. The starter cup (which mounts to the flywheel) is cracked in at least two places and needs to be replaced. Secondly, the starter assembly pulley appears worn and is an older style that is no longer available as an assembly. I recommend replacing the assembly as well rather than the individual parts (which are still available, however). The starter cup is Tecumseh part number 35287C and the starter assembly is Tecumseh part number 590602. These can be purchased at most any small engine shop.

 
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06-26-07, 12:53 PM   #4  
OK I looked up the parts the cup is $6.47 and the starter is $43.59

 
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06-27-07, 03:09 AM   #5  
Do you have any local Tecumseh shops in your area in order to save yourself any shipping charges on these parts?

 
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06-27-07, 02:22 PM   #6  
with shipping its about $60 including a $1.80 for insurance. there is a repair shop would they do it

 
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06-27-07, 04:06 PM   #7  
Maybe your repair shop has a salvage bin or dumpster where you could get the parts from a disguarded motor. Have a good one. Geo

 
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06-27-07, 06:03 PM   #8  
Are you asking me if they (the local shop) would do it for you? If you are then I wouldn't know but it would be worth a call to find out. Bear in mind that if you do the replacement yourself, the flywheel nut (which hold on the starter cup) must be torqued to 50 foot pounds.

 
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06-27-07, 08:34 PM   #9  
Posted By: puey61 Are you asking me if they (the local shop) would do it for you? If you are then I wouldn't know but it would be worth a call to find out. Bear in mind that if you do the replacement yourself, the flywheel nut (which hold on the starter cup) must be torqued to 50 foot pounds.
well the cup is removed took some muscle but the nut came off. didn't know about the torque.didn't move the fly wheel so thats good.

 
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06-28-07, 02:44 AM   #10  
The torque is important so that you don't shear the flywheel key when you run the engine. The key keeps the ignition in time.

 
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