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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Briggs and Stratton 356777 on the last couple of turns when

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Briggs and Stratton 356777 on the last couple of turns when tighten the sump cover the crankshaft binds. I turned it over by hand until this point then the crank was tight
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: A year
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: I am this is on the rebuild
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: This is not my first rebuild
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! I don't know it all, but maybe together we can get you a satisfactory answer!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

Crankshaft has no thrust, do you have any shims inside for thrust? Need to have less shims!

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
No shims. I bought this engine/tractor not running. The previous owner had no compression. So took it apart, new valves rods and tappets. Now I can't get the case back together. I will check and see if something has moved or fallen into the end plate
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

See if you have thrust , before case comes together, then check as you tighten.