Model #21758991 Craftsman boat motor gas

  • Gas Tank
    3 Results
  • Carburetor
    3 Results
  • Engine
    3 Results
  • Column Assembly
    3 Results
  • Gear Housing Assembly
    3 Results
  • Magneto
    3 Results
  • Rewind Starter
    3 Results
  • Power Head
    3 Results

Question and Answers

Q:

I need to know how to install the rewind starter spring model 43-408 on an outboard motor model 217-58991.

A:

Begin by winding the spring into the pulley (item 7 ). Insert the cover into the pulley and be sure the tab on the cover goes into the inner loop of the spring.

Hold the cover on the pulley as you put the pulley and the cup with the starter dogs in place and put the bolt through the pulley. Secure the pulley to the starter housing.

Pull the rope over the edge of the pulley and wind the pulley holding the rope so it doesn't wind on the pulley. You need to rotate the pulley around 7-8 turns to load the spring.

Rotate the pulley until the rope is lined up with the hole and runs out of the starter assembly and has the handle attached to the rope.

Release the pulley and let the tension you put into the rewind spring pull the rope in and wind it on the pulley.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
April 09, 2009
Q:

I need help installing inlet needle and spring assembly part number 631021B- RC. for outboard motor

A:

I don't think the parts you received are for the carburetor you are working on. I can't pull up the 631021B-RC part number and the original part number you give is no longer available for ordering.

I suggest you contact whoever you ordered the parts from and tell them your problem.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
April 07, 2009
Q:

I have a Tecumseh outboard motor model 217-5891. I have overhauled the carburetor. It still won't start.

A:

The reed plate is what draws the fuel from the carburetor into the engine. If one of the reeds or the seat for the reeds is damaged, it will bleed compression air back into the carburetor and won't draw fuel.

You probably need to replace the reed plate. I would remove the reed plate and inspect the reeds and their seats.

The exhaust system for the engine just goes down the column and underneath the water. It is very unusual for anything to stop up here unless you have dirt dobbers.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
June 12, 2009