How Do I Set The Timing Gear On A Briggs And Stratton Single Cylinder Small Engine

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  • I had to replace the connecting rod and the big plastic gear fell out of place before I could note the positions of the gears. How do I get them properly aligned? On the big plastic cam gear I do see a marking, but what do I align it with?
    I understand to align it with the crank gear. The plastic gear has a double mark, and on the crank gear there is a tiny recessed square set on its corner. Am I to assume that tiny square has to lie within the double mark? Sounds reasonable to me, and if so, then what else should I check to see to confirm that I’ve got it right?

    There are 4 Answers for "How Do I Set The Timing Gear On A Briggs And Stratton Single Cylinder Small Engine"

    1. David B says:

      The mark on the crank gear.

    2. Trevor J says:

      You align it with the gear on the crankshaft, make sure its at top dead center first…

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