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post #2 of Old 09-11-2011
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Not sure how the line in the prop would effect the solenoid or starter? However, as you can turn it over by hand you could disconnect the wire from the solenoid at the starter, get a heavy jumper cable and jump directly from the battery to the starter post. Sometimes you can do the same thing with a heavy screw driver. Be careful and be ready to immediately disconnect if there is excessive sparking. If this works it would appear the solenoid is bad.

The only other thing I can think of is the possibility of loose motor mounts causing the engine to become out of line? But not sure how this would effect starting, assuming the transmission is in neutral? Perhaps just a coincidence?
Let us know what you find.

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