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Engine runs backwards?


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05-15-11, 02:15 PM   #1  
Engine runs backwards?

What would make an engine run backwards? This Tecumseh engine...I prime the carburetor, and give a tug on the rope, and the engine about rips my arm off. What is going on? Mike K.

 
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05-15-11, 03:25 PM   #2  
If this is a mower engine you must have the blade installed. But most likely the flywheel key is sheared making the timing off firing the spark too soon and thus the kick back.

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05-15-11, 05:43 PM   #3  
Posted By: aj-allen If this is a mower engine you must have the blade installed. But most likely the flywheel key is sheared making the timing off firing the spark too soon and thus the kick back.

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+1 you'll shear the key by trying to run with no blade and then even with blade on you'll get that kick. been there, done that.

 
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