Bent crankshaft on 4.5hp B&S lawn mower
I inherited a Craftsman lawn mower. I got it to run, but not well. I was told that it has a bent crankshaft which I confirmed when I looked under the deck. When I pulled the started rope, the recoil pulled it out of my hand like it was backfiring. In an earlier post someone wrote that the crankshaft could be straightened while still in the engine? If it can't be strightened while in the engine, can it be straightened if it is taken out, and how difficult is that to do? I would suspect that a machine shop would be the place to do this type of work? Thank you for your help.
Last edited by sluggermike; 07-14-2007 at 05:06 AM.