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1988 40 hp VRO starter teeth pop up and engages the flywheel

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1988 40 hp VRO starter teeth pop up and engages the flywheel but won't move the flywheel to start the engine. It clicks and that's all it does.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.
Hello, my name is***** will assist you.Can you turn the flywheel by hand?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No
Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.
Can you try to remove the spark plugs, and post a pic of them here. I would like to see the ends of them.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It's dark here and my tools are put away. I put new plugs in two weeks ago.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Batteries are new and fully charged
Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.
Did it run after that?Do you still have the old ones?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
All electrical connections are tight and in correct locations.
Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.
Did the engine run after you installed the new plugs?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Yes it ran fine
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I had it running and it stopped suddenly and has not cranked since then. A week ago.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Don't charge me more than $4. Not satisfied.
Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.
Hello again Tom. You had replied after I had logged of for the night, and before I came back on today. Would you like to continue now?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No thanks
Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.
Ok then. Have a great day. Good luck with your engine.

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