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My friend has 04 660 Raptor, when he goes to start it, it has a hard time starting. It continuously turns over and this something sound like it hits hard and binds up. A loud clanking noise. Is this maybe the flywheel/starter problem? Need help asap. Thanks.

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To start, I would visually inspect the starter gear and flywheel. If you can't see anything obvious just by looking at it, then turn it over while it is exposed and see if you notice anything. Pull the spark plug boot off so it doesn't start while you have the side cover off. The problem could also be timing related, check the flywheel key, if it sheared off then the plug will spark at the wrong time and could cause combustion too early and stop the motor from turning.

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To start, I would visually inspect the starter gear and flywheel. If you can't see anything obvious just by looking at it, then turn it over while it is exposed and see if you notice anything. Pull the spark plug boot off so it doesn't start while you have the side cover off. The problem could also be timing related, check the flywheel key, if it sheared off then the plug will spark at the wrong time and could cause combustion too early and stop the motor from turning.

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My friend has 04 660 Raptor, when he goes to start it, it has a hard time starting. It continuously turns over and this something sound like it hits hard and binds up. A loud clanking noise. Is this maybe the flywheel/starter problem? Need help asap. Thanks.

Hard time starting, does it eventually start? If it does, how does it run once it starts. If it never starts, pull that spark plug out and check it. Check your spark.

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