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How do I re-attach the pull string on a Suzuki 2.5 HP outboard?

The string didn't snap, but I can't figure out how it attaches--and can't find any kind of manual/drawing/instructions online.

Anybody have any advice?

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Just did mine today, ( nissan 3.5 ) what I did was removed the recoil, removed broken line, then I pre-tensioned the coil spring, used a vise grip clamp to hold the wheel and rethread a new line, a simple not will hold it in place.

You will have to turn the wheel several turns to preload it, once you have it tight, let off 1/2 revolution, reclamp, tie string and slowly let the wheel go to wind the cord.

Don't remove the wheel from the housing as that spring ( and some little dogs & springs ) may come flying out of there
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I don't know the name of the part, but it's the top cover that I'm guessing is supposed to be spring loaded. If I wind the string on it doesn't turn smoothly, and it doesn't appear to be spring loaded. Does the string attach to the plastic part I've removed or the top of the motor?

I'm guessing I'm going to have to take it apart more but I really wish I could get an exploded view of the damn thing. I have no idea if I'm missing parts or what.

I had a lot of problems with it... the local suzuki shop is a joke... had to get suzuki involved to just get it back, so I don't really want take it back and have them charge me another $150 to fix something they probably didn't put together right last time... it's just not worth the hassle.

I'll post a pic tomorrow... I'll have to find some place to stick it online and I'm too tired to mess with that now... tried uploading it to the forum but even though it's within limits it still wouldn't take it.
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I'm trying to attach something

nah, didn't work...............I'll be back


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this is 06-09 2.5, but should give you some idea.........look at fig #7
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I'm guessing mines an 09. That drawing helps a lot. I'll probably take it apart and make sure the spring is still in there properly. By the drawing it looks like the string attaches to the reel somehow?
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Yes, the string will pass threw the reel and just a simple knot in the line will hold it. Also, before you take it apart note which hand the pull is, It should be maked L or R make sure you get the dogs and springs in the correct L or R position when you reassemble it
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