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Craftsman Briggs and Stratton Engine, bent push rod

There is a bent push rod in the briggs and stratton riding lawn mower. When I turn the engine by hand the rods do not move back and forth. Should they? I also tried starting it and they don't move back and forth, could that mean there is more problems and just replacing the push rod?

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Yeah, the spark plug is at an angle from the piston. If you go in diagonally you will get to the piston. I have a screwdriver that's about 12-15 inches long that I use to feel down in there with.
by Manage My Life
June 15th, 2011
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