Briggs 190cc clunking when I pull, and won't start

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by RugerRedhawk, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. RugerRedhawk

    RugerRedhawk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    Was making some clunking noise, I suspected it was a result of hitting a rock or a stick and fearing a bent shaft, but it kept running just loud. Well it finally gave up and now it won't start. When I pull there is a clunk in the engine. Anything in particular to look for? Blade turns freely.
  2. gunsnroses

    gunsnroses LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    Sounds bad, hey!

    I am guessing a push mower. If you cant fix it, yer probably better off buying new.
  3. RugerRedhawk

    RugerRedhawk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    Yeah I'd like to give it a go and see if it's something I can fix, if not I'll buy another of course. I have about 5 days before time to mow again!
  4. windflower

    windflower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,098

    Sounds like the connecting rod may be toast. Pretty easy to replace if you have the time. If it broke other parts may be damaged.

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