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Starter Installtion

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OK...I'm going to display my frustration for all to see. I had to pull my starter to install the positive cable. Now I can't seem to get the darn thing to go back in. it stops about 1/4" from going all the way in. I have wriggled, tapped, pushed, pulled, twisted, turned, and cursed prolifically. Still, it will not budge any further. What in the world am I doing wrong? Open to any suggestions!
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The o-ring (particularly an old original stiff one) can resist full insertion of the starter. I sometimes need to lever/pry them in fully. Be sensitive to the difference between the soft resistance of the o-ring and the hard stop of metal to metal interference so you don’t gorilla your way to a broken part though.
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