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sticky pull start

Old 03-29-2005, 02:31 PM
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well (last night) i took apart, replaced the brake hub and completly put the truck back together. And today since its really nice out (IL) I was tryin to run it. Well i couldnt get it started, then my battery in glow starter went dead. so im chargin that now, but i noticed after i would pull the pull start, it would stick goin back down.........wat could this be from???
Old 03-29-2005, 02:57 PM
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Might just have some oil leaked into the pull starter when you laid the engine down. try taking the backplate off and spraying some engine cleaner/clutch cleaner on the string to wash some of the oil and crap out.
Old 03-29-2005, 03:09 PM
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The S-25 leaks a lot of oil when they run. It could be as bashking said that it's just dirty. But your one-way bearing could also cause it. Either way just clean them both out and you should be good to go.
Old 03-29-2005, 03:53 PM
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thanks guys, well i did manage to get it running and the stickyness seemed to stop so, its im good to go. But my tranny seems to be shifting into 2nd right away ( i have the savage 21) is it too lean???
Old 03-29-2005, 04:06 PM
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No the shift point can be changed via a grub screw which is located in the gearbox. I dont see any reason why running lean would cause your car to shift much earlier or why you would think that either?

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Old 03-29-2005, 04:09 PM
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well usually if its runnin right.......there should be some smoke from the muffler......i might richen it up.......but it was shifting fine last year before winter.....
Old 03-29-2005, 04:13 PM
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Are you saying that you haven't run it since last year?
Old 03-29-2005, 04:19 PM
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today was the first time i ran it since the end of last fall
Old 03-29-2005, 04:47 PM
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well i would think that the spring in the tranny has stretched slightly or lost its tension meaning that second gear is kicking in earlier. Tighten it down a bit that will sort you problem.

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Old 03-29-2005, 04:59 PM
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alrighty........thanks!
Old 03-29-2005, 06:29 PM
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Remember to go no more that 1/4 of a turn at a time they are pretty sensitive.

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