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I have an 11 HP Honda engine on a tow cart. It has only been used about a dozen times. I’ve changed out the battery. Engine will not start with the starter or the pull cord – just turns over like no spark – suggestions? Thanks WM
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Ypu could try a canned spray called AERO START which is a chloriform based accelerant. Spray into air intake and start engine. If it doesnt start with this solution then there is a serious problem. Ensure the spark plug is actually sparking .Remove it from the socket and place near an earthpoint while still connected and turn motor over. If it sparks then tick that box. Ensure the spark is strong rub sand paper over the element of the plug to make it bright and shinycheck the lead is in good condition replace if nescessary. A bad lead especially carbon fibre crack inside and become leaky causing poor spark or no spark. If this appears OK then tick that box!Place a spray of Aerostart inside cylinder and replace plug start engine again. if it fails to respond it will need to be seen by a mechanic

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Check the fuel valve and make sure it is open, and that the choke and engine stop switch are set to on. If any of these settings are wrong, then the engine won`t start. Check the oil level next. Low oil can cause the engine to not start in order to protect it from further damage.
The Engine Won`t Start

Start by checking whether the water pump currently has enough fuel to run properly and consistently. If the fuel tank isn`t full, add fresh, unleaded gasoline and try starting the engine a second time. If the problem persists, consider checking and changing the water pump`s controls.

If the car cranks when you turn the key, but the engine won`t start, it could be because fuel isn`t getting to the engine. One potential reason for this could be dirty fuel injectors. Over time, the fuel injector nozzles can become clogged with rust, corrosion or debris.
One of the first signs of a potentially faulty water pump is a puddle of coolant on the ground where you`ve parked your car. The pump is made up of several different gaskets and seals that will eventually dry out, crack or break. When this happens, the coolant will leak from the pump.
A broken water pump is a serious problem, that can cause overheating and serious engine damage, but will rarely ever affect the vehicle`s starting ability.
If the water pump is running but no fluid is being pumped this could be blocked inlet suction filter, check valves failed with pumps bypassing, blocked discharge lines, electric motor polarity is incorrect or incorrect pressure settings parameters amongst other issues.

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First thing to check would be your air filters make sure not blocked as this will act as the choke if blocked and will flood the engine,

If all is well remove plug and remove as much excess fuel as possible with compressed air etc, then reassemble and see if it will fire,(With full throttle and NO CHOKE) you may have to repeat this a couple of times…

Once you get the engine to fire it may geep running if the engine was just flooded otherwise if the engine floods again then you will most likely have a problem in your carby mabie a piece of rubbish under the needle valve holding it open causing the engine to flood and the carby will have to be cleaned and tank flushed

Good luck with it hope this helps!!!!

Kind regards
Brad

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