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Starter pull doesn't catch
I have a Tohatsu 9hp outboard that I'm having some trouble with. The starter cord snapped, so I removed the recoil housing, replaced the starter cord, and went to get it going again. When I pull the cord to start the engine, it doesn't catch the flywheel. After some troubleshooting, I think the problem is that the plastic piece that is supposed to grab the flyweel cogs is not flipping out after it has pulled the first cog through.
I think the piece should fly out and catch with centrifugal force, so I removed the clips, cleaned, and regreased it to allow it to move more freely. Still has too much pressure on it to snap back out. Any ideas? Am I looking at the wrong part entirely?
I've attached a photo. I'm pointing at the piece that I think is supposed to catch and turn the flywheel. Thanks for any advice!