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post #1 of 17 Old 11-16-2014, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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tecumseh 10.5 newbie issue

I recently replaced the crankshaft because the crankshaft gear cracked from getting to close to a tarp. The issue i need help with was present before taking apart.

When i pull the starting cord, the metal housing moves around. Could this be a bent flywheel? or is not aligned? Let me know if you have any ideas.
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I had one of those.Sort of. I thought something was bent, but the pull start housing was just off center. I loosened the 4 screws and centered the four oversized holes of the pull housing on the flywheel cover up and re-torqued them.
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Also make sure both bolts are in the bottom of the rear cover.

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I've found in my experience that engaging the pull start lightly when tightening the bolts helps center the mechanism.
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Thanks Guys!

I'll try that out tonight! Thanks guys.
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tighten down those bolts and nuts. ALOHA to the forms.

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Well, i tried to tighten everything down however the rope wouldn't recoil. so i took a video to show what was moving. take a look.
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The shaking from the engine looks like the 2 bolts that hold the back cover on. Not the 4 around the rope, but there are 2 more between the engine and the frame of the blower. That back cover has 2 on the top of the head and those 2 on the bottom. The bottoms ones sometimes fall out from vibration.

The rope not going back could be something getting stuck or it could be the spring needs tightened. Since it kind of worked the first time I would go with something getting stuck.

The more troublesome thing is the cackling at the very end. I can't believe someone would volunteer to work the shovel like that!

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Agreed.

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MTD....2 stage(modern 8.5 HP) not my favorite
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yeah, i tightened down the 2 on the side and two on the top and it still bounces around like that. it's killing me???!?
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