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1300defender
Also I checked the oil level and it is good as I thought maybe a low oil shutoff could be keeping it from cranking.
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1300defender
Any other ideas what might be the issue? Is there a way to test the actual battery cables to rule them out?
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UPS
1300defender;n59551 wrote:
Any other ideas what might be the issue? Is there a way to test the actual battery cables to rule them out?


if you can connect the voltmeter to the terminals on the starter (one to each) and crank it - you will know for certain if the starter is actually getting the 11.2 volts measured elsewhere. You may need alligator clip leads to do that safely, and make sure the clips are not touching anything.
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78buckshot
Use a GOOD set of jumper cables to bypass the battery cables, just be careful with the connections, you don't want to do any welding right now.
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1300defender
Well I used jumper cables and connected directly from the battery to the starter. Same thing happens with the starter trying to spin but is locked???
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Peddler
Can you rotate the engine two complete revolutions with the front pulley?
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1300defender
It’s difficult to get it to rotate at all. I really can’t get my hands in there to apply much force though. Are there any tricks to get the engine to rotate by hand?
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78buckshot
Remove the starter and carefully turn the flywheel with a large screwdriver, it will take a while to make 720 degrees rotation but it should turn smoothly with all the plugs out.
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Peddler
You should be able to put a pair of slip joint pliers on the pully or a pipe wrench on the pully, you may have to take the belt off.
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1300defender
So I finally had time to get back on my problem. I was able to spin the pulley multiple engine rotations using slip joint pliers with the spark plugs out. I then reinstalled the starter and was able to get the engine to crank with the spark plugs out. I then reinstalled the spark plugs and attempted to start the generator only to have the unit stall the starter and make it smoke. It didn’t even make the engine budge at all with the plugs in. I double checked and yes they are the correct spark plugs for the engine.
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1300defender
Anyone have any other ideas on this one? I’m completely at a loss with it.
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