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just put in a new starter and solenoid---- turned key and it cranked but didnt start---I repeated this a few times with same results----when i  tried again fly wheel turned a 1/4 turn and seems to be locking up---i tried turning flywheel back a bit and cranked it again but still locked up---i tried pull starting but cant move flywheel past that locked point---starter is engaging and batteries are new---did i damage something by turning flywheel in opposite direction????  someone pleasssssssssssssss help.     thank you    this is a 1984 115 evinrude

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Hello I would check gear oil for metal as turning backwards should not affect engine. any questions call 631-514-1525 thanks Ralph

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