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There shouldn't be any kind of rubber band up in there. Can you take a picture of it so I can see that with my own eyes.
Next, what is going on when you turn the key, is the starter engaging but not turning the engine over, or not engaging at all?
What is the story on this engine, when did it last start and run?
How old is the fuel?
Have you checked for spark with a timing light, or see if it will hit on some starting fluid?
Have you ever used a timing light or starting fluid before?
A timing light has an inductive end that you hook up to a plug wire. Have a helper crank the engine over. If it flashes there is spark, if it doesn't flash there is no spark. Starting fluid you simply spray down the throttle body while cranking the engine over. The engine needs 3 things to run, compression spark and fuel. Starting fluid is a fuel. So if it runs on starting fluid but nothing else there is a fueling issue that needs deeper investigation. But if it doesn't hit on starting fluid, then there is either no spark or no compression. Does that make sense?
Just 1 is fine.