Tecumseh 4.0 Motor

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Old 08-25-07, 11:24 PM
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I have a Craftsmans Lawnmower with a Tecumseh 4.0 H.P. motor, and I need to replace the "Locking Key". How do I get to it? I've seen it done once, but not on this particular type of mower or motor. Plus I've forgotten. Can anyone tell me how to get to the key...? Thanks...
 
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Old 08-26-07, 03:50 AM
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Locking Key????

Locking Key???? what Locking Key ??? Do you mean the flywheel key??
 
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Old 08-26-07, 07:52 PM
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yes "Repair Guy", i mean flywheel key. i saw the term locking somewhere in my investigations, so i thought i was being precise...?
what do i remove to get at that little key....?
 
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Old 08-26-07, 11:53 PM
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Remove the engine shoud (pull starter), then take the flywheel nut and starter cup off,then you can get the flywheel off with a puller.The key is right there.
 
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Old 08-27-07, 03:13 AM
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A knock-off tool would be helpful in getting the flywheel off, and, be sure to torque the flywheel nut to 45 foot pounds upon reassembly.
 
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thanks for your help will try suggestions...
 
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