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Old 08-20-2011, 10:21 PM
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if you can not move the flywheel, that is bad you might want to take it to a mechanic your problem is above what you can get help for on the internet.
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:33 PM
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That does not sound good. Just to be clear, I am trying to move the flywheel by grabbing the metal "gears" all around the flywheel. I can't budge it.

How do you post pictures and maybe I can show you what ui am taking about. Thanks for anyone trying help.
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:35 PM
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That does not sound good. Just to be clear, I am trying to move the flywheel by grabbing the metal "gears" all around the flywheel. I can't budge it.

How do you post pictures and maybe I can show you what ui am taking about. Thanks for anyone trying help.
If you can't move it in either direction then you're engine is locked up, meaning no oil, probably new engine.
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:39 PM
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If I remove the starter from the motor, SHOULD the flywheel move freely? Right now, the starter is engaged in those flywheel gears and won't go anywhere.
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:51 PM
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The starter gear being engaged into the flywheel in most cases will not lock the engine up, But take it back off and try moving the flywheel again.

If you still can't budge it the way your trying, I'll bet the noise you first heard out in the yard was a magnet coming loose from inside the flywheel. It's now jammed into the stator and locked the engine up.

Next step would be flywheel removal for magnet/stator inspection.....
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:02 PM
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alright this might be my last question for tonight, been a LONG day. The magnet looks to be on the OUTSIDE perimeter of the flywheel. There are also magnetic contacts that is not lined up. Are there magnets on the inside that I can't see?
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:18 PM
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I am attaching a picture to show you guys what I am looking at. My two fingers are on what I am calling contacts on the left, and magnet on the right. The green wire is a new ground from neg battery terminal to bolt on chasis. The problem existed WAY before this new experiment.

Thanks again for your help.
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:20 PM
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I am adding this quick reply to make you aware of picture.
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Old 08-21-2011, 02:04 AM
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Not familiar with that engine, but the fan blades look like they have had the crap beat out of them.

Pull the spark plug disengage the starter. If you cant move flywheel by hand you have major problems. Stuck piston/scored cyl.

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Old 08-21-2011, 09:34 AM
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I will go to church first, but I will remove the starter today. I see what you are "seeing" but that is just a visual distortion. Those "blades" are plastic and are in brand new condition. They seem to concave toward the center for some reason.
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