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Honda 5HP Starting problem

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by GSORK, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. GSORK

    GSORK Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    I have a Honda 5 hp snow blower 2 Stage. I't doesn't seem to start easy anymore.Today i could not start it until I sprayed a little carb cleaner down the carb. I like to have it around if I need to do light clean up since my tractor has a 6 ft Meyer
    Last year I was having a hard time starting so I was trying to clean out the carb with sea-foam running through the system. I have never worked on a carb.
    How hard is it to rebuild these carbs. Any help ,info,would be great.
  2. 3vforme

    3vforme Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 7

    I would just get a new carb. for it. And always use fuel stabilizer.
  3. Dailylc

    Dailylc Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    Vary easy to rebuild. Don't buy a new carb. You can remove ,clean, install rebuild kit and install back on blower in less than an hour and spend about $20 in parts and cleaner.
  4. keitha

    keitha Senior Member
    Messages: 133

  5. stangman35

    stangman35 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Unless its a 10 year old motor theres prolly nothing wore out in the carb.If it has set with stale gas in it for a year the carb is prolly just gummed up.Have one apart a work right now.Soaking the carb in carb cleaner over night.The gas tank on this motor is full of crud to.Most have a filter in the tank,check it to.