How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Curtis B. Your Own Question
Curtis B.
Curtis B., Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 13160
Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
30244710
Type Your Small Engine Question Here...
Curtis B. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Working on a john deere lx279 and changed the fuel pump but

Customer Question

working on a john deere lx279 and changed the fuel pump but forgot to put the spacer block in and think the rod that goes to the fuel pump poked a hole in something since it will not start and does not have compression in one cylinder. What do you think I broke? Thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Remove the valve cover on the dead cylinder, and see if the valves are moving. If not, the camshaft is broken. Next would be to Remove the spark plug and with a probe, feel for the piston. Is it moving?