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    • #49460
      baruch fishman


      Working with my leopard engine and having some issues starting it.

      first my starter went and i installed a new one seems to work properly.

      When i push the green button to start it turns but i get some weird metal scraping noises , i think they are coming from the clutch. Does that sound like a known problem?

      Can i take off the clutch and try to start it by pushing the kart ?



    • #49471
      Jim Derrig

      The answer to your last question is “no.”

      Clutches can fail and can make many strange sounds, but I’m guessing the problem might be with the connection between the bendix gear that hooks to the starter and the ring gear that fits over the crank and sits between the clutch and the engine case.  Guessing further, you’ve reinstalled the starter incorrectly.  Try pulling it and reinstalling, making sure it is properly connected to the bendix and that when the bendix is activated it meshes smoothly with the ring gear.

    • #49620
      baruch fishman

      It started ~! thanks !

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