Kawasaki recoil pawls

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by rdsmith3, Sep 10, 2003.

  1. rdsmith3

    rdsmith3 LawnSite Member
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    I have a Kawasaki FB460V 12.5 HP engine on my Toro wb. It has recoil start.

    The pawls are not engaging the fly wheel -- they do not stick out. They seem to stay retracted.

    Any ideas on what the problem could be?

    Thanks.

    Bob
     
  2. NCSERVICE

    NCSERVICE LawnSite Member
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    the recoil retainer needs to stay static when you pull the starter until the dogs engage, meaning the screw on top could be to loose or to tight, make sure you have the small spring under the retainer too.
     
  3. rdsmith3

    rdsmith3 LawnSite Member
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    thanks ncservice

    I cleaned out a lot of dirt. should the pawls be lightly greased?
     
  4. NCSERVICE

    NCSERVICE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 206

    i would use oil before grease.
     

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