WR426F hot start stuck, Please help!!

4 replies to this topic
  • jolleyr

Posted January 10, 2007 - 11:49 AM


I went to use my hot start the other day and it is stuck:mad: . I loosed the nut on carb and tried to pull the plunger out and was unable to. Does anyone have a quick fix. I tried LPS and carb cleaner. At this point nothing is broken. Any advice for the Newbie would greatly be appreciated.

  • redswr

Posted January 10, 2007 - 01:01 PM


i had the same thing happen about 15 minutes into a hour long race. couldn't get it back in and it ran terrible. after i got it back into the pits i just tapped on it with a small hammer and it went in.

ps: just tap it in - Happy Gilmore

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  • huffster

Posted January 10, 2007 - 01:04 PM


If it's stuck, you might be able to get it loose with a chemical agent....If not, it has be be removed by force, somehow.

  • Birdy426

Posted January 10, 2007 - 05:13 PM


It's corroded into the bore. You might try taking off the carb, positioning it with the hot start plunger up, and applying some Rust-Lik or PB Blaster. Let it soak in good, then heat it up a bit with a heat gun...

Good luck.

Also, try a search and see if you can find other creative solutions to getting the plunger out. This is really a fairly common problem.

  • jolleyr

Posted January 10, 2007 - 07:55 PM


Thanks for the help guys!!! I will give it a try later tonight and see if i can get it out using one or both of your methods.


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