Hot Start Plunger Stuck!!!

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  • (742)

Posted October 27, 2005 - 10:02 AM


One day i noticed that my hot start lever was stuck. I attempted to free up the plunger in the carburetor and couldn't. It is frozen in the down position. How the heck can i remove it. I thought of drilling a small hole in it and placing a small screw in the hole and using a slide hammer or something to get it out. I am little afraid to mess with it too much in fear of damaging the carburetor, a new one is about $1,100....Any ideas???

  • grayracer513

Posted October 27, 2005 - 10:21 AM


Is the cable still in it, or have you broken it out of the plunger?

  • Ga426owner

Posted October 27, 2005 - 10:45 AM


Try putting some penetrating oil in the plunger hole - hopefully it will eat through some of the corrosion between the carb wall and the plunger - if not you will have to drill out the plunger - do not drill into the carb

Some how condensation and or cleaning solvent got down in there - I try to keep some white lithium grease in that hole -

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  • (742)

Posted October 27, 2005 - 10:53 AM


The cable broke off or out whatever, when i was pulling on it to try and free it up. Once the cable was out of there, i began to pull on it with some needle nose plyers and nothing happened.

  • grayracer513

Posted October 27, 2005 - 12:41 PM


Try soaking it with penetrating oil as recommended, then, if it still won't budge, try heating it with a hair dryer to see if that helps.

After that, I would take it to a machinist, have him drill into it, thread it, and pull it out using a bolt and nut as a puller, or by using a slide hammer.

  • (742)

Posted October 28, 2005 - 04:35 AM



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