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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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I usually have to either gently lever them if in the frame or tap with a mallet to get the o-ring to start into the hole, even if it is lubricated.
BTW: The same silicone based grease you should have for working on brakes is also good for any other rubber parts like the o-rings.
The only brake grease I've seen is silicone grease. What brand is yours?
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