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Wayne, Engine Rebuilder
Category: Small Engine
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I have a toro 4260 that will not fire up. I have replaced

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i have a toro 4260 that will not fire up. I have replaced the fuel filter, sparkplugs and check the air fliter. it almost starts to run then it keeps cracking. how do i know if the spark plugs are firing? killed the battery trying to start it jumping off now. any suggestions?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

Hi I'm Wayne

I will help you with this

remove on of the spark plugs, lay it across

the engine wire back on it so ir grounds

and crank it over , need a nice DK blue spark

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
leave the spark plug connected and try to crank it? i should see the spark right?It almost turns over then stops for some reason. it is getting plently of fuel but I do notice it is not flooding like it should with the choke wide open could it be not getting enough fuel? I did crank it with the fuel line loose and it was pumping steady fuel when cranking.
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.


The plug needs to be out of the motor

and laying on the engine , wire on Plug,

to see a spark