kohler backfires when cranking and wont start

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Old 07-06-08, 12:01 PM
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kohler backfires when cranking and wont start

I,m helping a friend with his john deer riding mower it has a kohler engine it cranks and backfires it tries to run and wont he put in a new plug and oil change it started runing bad last year its like a car engine out of time what should I check ?
 
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Old 07-06-08, 12:22 PM
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The flywheel key is the most likely culprit. It's probably sheared and is out of time.
 
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Old 07-06-08, 03:32 PM
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AA thank you

Thats what I think also when I bring it to t.d.c. the pickup? on the flywheel is about 30 degrees past the coil seems thats the whats wrong I can fix a hemi its small engines that hook me l.o.l.
 
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