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dmoney1074

Kickstarter stops half way when kicking...?

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Lately Ive noticed that when i kick my 426 the kickstarter stops about half way through the stroke. I know how to start it, so its not that Im off TDC, but thats what it feels like. It has never done this before, and I am worried... I will kick it hard then it just "jams" really bad half way. I noticed if I hold the decomp lever and kick through a few times, I am then good to go. It only does this when cold, and the choke on. Really weird. I checked the valves and the exhaust are a smidgen tight, but not too far off... Could this be the problem? Sorry for the long post... Thanks

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Check the decomp cable to make sure the decomp lever is fully engaging. It may need adjustment because it has stretched. Sounds like what happened to me a couple of years ago. I chased down everything else before I traced the problem to the decomp cable.

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Thanks Rich... I'll check that out before anything. If thats not the cause, what should I look at next?

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